A Letter to My Daughters This Mother’s Day

When I met the father of my girls, I told him that having children would be the most important thing I ever did with my life. This baffled him because I was such a corporate girl, at the time. Shortly after we were married, I even went so far as to tell him that I…

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Minimizing and Eliminating Allergies Part 3 of 3

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.

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Our Children Are Our Mirrors

If we are still wounded (incomplete or hurt) from our childhood, we will wound our child, usually without being conscious of it. If we were not accepted by our parents for who we are, we, in turn, might not accept or value our child for who they are.

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How to Help Your Child Become Interested in Exercise

It was warm out, the sun was low in the sky and the world couldn’t have looked any more beautiful. I was riding my bike, listening to music and feeling like a million bucks. It occurred to me that there are too many children missing out on this euphoria. We all know how important exercise is for our physical and emotional wellbeing but I know that some parents are out there, wondering how to get their children interested in it.

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A Case Study Showing the Benefits of a Gluten-free Diet

With the support of her parents, Ashley realizes that her diet is contributing to her health, weight and emotional issues. She has decided to remove all the gluten-containing bread, buns, and cookies she was eating from her diet to see if it will help. Within a few short days, Ashley has begun to feel better. Her mood is improving, she has lost a few pounds, and her complexion is now improving. She is elated and committed to remaining on this diet.

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Delicious, Easy and Healthy Recipes for Kids Created by Nutritionists

I decided that it was time to provide you with some DELICIOUS, EASY and HEALTHY recipes created by Nutritionists for your children! The first two recipes came from my book The Resourceful Mother’s Secrets to Healthy Kids and the last one came from my wonderful friend, a fellow nutritionist, Nancy Morency.

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8 Steps to Manifesting Your Health Goals

Continue to visualize achieving your goals with enthusiasm, feeling the joy of each accomplishment within. If your goal is to become slimmer, only view yourself in your mirror when you are in slimming clothes or at a certain angle that is most slimming or do not view yourself in the mirror at all but in your mind’s eye, see a slimmer version of yourself. And then allow yourself to feel the joy that will ensue when you reach your goal.

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Juicing – Maximum Nourishment For You and Your Child

Certain fruits, vegetables and spices can be combined to assist in the healing of certain ailments. Juicing carrots, celery, garlic and parsley can treat the flu and other infections. Parsley is a good source of zinc, which promotes healing and boosts the immune system. Garlic is a natural antibiotic (no need to juice more than one clove per glass of juice). Carrots and celery are high in potassium and sodium, which are nutrients that can be lost if one has a fever or diarrhea. Carrots also provide energy and help sweeten concoctions.

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New Canadian Guidelines for Introducing Solids to Babies

As a pediatric nutritionist, I am deeply concerned by these new guidelines. No babies are born with mature digestive systems. And the digestive systems of today’s babies are at even more risk than the digestive systems of babies born in previous generations, due to the toxicity of the world we live in today. And more babies than ever are being born by caesarian, which means these babies are already born with less good bacteria in their digestive tract than babies who go through the vaginal canal and collect good bacteria there. Because a baby’s digestive system is rapidly developing in their first year, the last thing a parent would want to do is to introduce hard-to-digest foods to a baby. All of the new recommended first foods for baby are hard to digest compared to other foods i.e. meat, poultry, fish, eggs, tofu, legumes and cereal!

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What’s Involved With Healthier Eating?

I remember when I was younger, being asked the old-age question, “What do you want to be when you grow up?”  One time, I remember my response being, “Well, if we were suddenly allowed to live on Mars, I would like to be the person that tells the earth dwellers what they would need in…

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19 Signs Your Child Needs More Water

Water helps children exercise longer and more efficiently. It reduces stress on the cardiovascular system and improves athletic performance. Your child will also need to drink more after exercising to avoid dehydration. If you see these conditions, your child needs more water:

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