On Saturday, I received the Canadian Lifetime Achievement Award in Nutrition. I was not able to deliver my full acceptance speech due to time constraints, so I decided to share it…Read More
In part 1 of this 2 part series, I promised you that I would summarize the value and function of each mineral, so that is exactly what I am going to do. By reading over these descriptions, you can form ideas as to which ones you or your child might be deficient in and which ones you might have a sufficient amount of.Read More
All adverse reactions to foods cause inflammation in the body. Food sensitivities and allergies cause the gut lining to be inflamed, which subsequently makes it hard for vitamins and minerals to be properly absorbed. Inflammation is behind all illness.Read More
Her observations of reactions to foods i.e. symptoms, starting in the womb, are quite fascinating.
Don’t we often wonder why our babies kick us or have the hiccups when in the womb? And why do our babies become agitated shortly after we feed them?
Witness the domino effect. High stress = weakened adrenal glands = increased cortisol levels = high inflammation in the body = increased reactions to food, all of which result in harm to the intestinal lining. In high-stress situations, it may only take a few foods to create a symptom.
Older children with multiple food sensitivities or allergies (over 30) often have weakened adrenal glands. The adrenal glands produce hormones such as cortisone and epinephrine, which help to prevent or decrease the intensity of reactions to food.
Nails – Longitudinal ridges could represent a Vitamin A, protein or calcium deficiency or a thyroid or circulation challenge. Longitudinal lines could represent malabsorption, which means that vitamins and minerals are not being properly absorbed. Horizontal ridges come about after a fever, infection, inflammation, menstrual problems or a period of protein deficiency or they can be caused by malnutrition. White spots on the nails can be caused by a calcium or zinc deficiency. Peeling nails can be caused from a zinc or essential fatty acid deficiency. Chronic nail chipping is usually damage from household chemicals.Read More
I just helped a woman from Spain yesterday who told me that they don’t have access to organic food, whole grains or healthy food in general. Her daughter has hardly any hair, is pale, is developmentally slow, is continually sick and in the hospital with a weakened immune system and is hardly eating the food that is offered to her. Her mother has taken her daughter to numerous medical experts in Spain and was simply told that her daughter would eat when she is hungry.Read More
When parents make an issue out of food, food becomes an issue for their child. If a child knows that their parent wants them to eat a certain food or more of a food, more times than not, that child will refuse to cooperate; this is simply one area of their lives where they have control – let’s face it, there aren’t many. Therefore, it is paramount that parents say nothing when their children refuse a food or refuse more food.Read More
As a Pediatric Nutritionist, I often counsel parents on ways they can raise a healthy child. It isn’t just about how we feed our children but how we help them cleanse their bodies and eliminate toxins as well.Read More
People are often surprised to learn these 12 little known facts about foods they commonly eat. I thought I would share these with you this week. Did you know?Read More
You will notice that many of these behaviours are commonly found in children as well as adults! Unfortunately, 90% of children diagnosed with Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD/ADHD) are prescribed Ritalin or similiar drugs. Ritalin is actually a class 2 controlled narcotic, in the same category as cocaine, and is highly susceptible to abuse and dependence. The two most common side effects of Ritalin are insomnia and lack of appetite – lack of sleep and lack of nutrients, pretty major side effects. And most of the children that are prescribed Ritalin, end up becoming a shell of their former selves because a type of numbness sets in. Other side effects of Ritalin include:Read More
This mother had contacted me after the first dose of the shot, describing similar symptoms. After that dose, the children were sick and miserable for 3 weeks. It wasn’t until the children had the second shot, that their mother realized it was the flu shot that had paralyzed their household for so many weeks.Read More