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The Four Pillars of Healthy Eating – The Best Way to Teach Kids How to Eat Well

First let me say that being a good role model, is not synonymous with being perfect. image source Perfection is not possible. Not only that, perfection is also not relatable.  If perfect walked into a room, would you like her?  We need our humanity, our quirks and eccentricities.  In short, we need to be ourselves. […]

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Breakfast burrito

These inventive burritos use eggwhites instead of tortillas – a great alternative for those who are trying to avoid wheat or gluten. Breakfast burrito Breakfast burritos are a hearty way to start the day, and they can be wrapped in parchment paper to be carried along for a picnic. Feel free to substitute or add […]

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Common Favorite Foods and Yummy Alternatives to support Brain Health in Children

It’s unfortunate, but most kids’ favorite foods are loaded with inflammatory ingredients and can be trigger foods for some that may be dealing with symptoms of ADHD, autism, autoimmune disorders or mood related issues. image source Marketing strategies target kids with colorful foods, sugary sweets and characters from beloved programs promoting snack products. From frozen […]

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Summer Salmon Parsnip Cakes

This recipe contains an abundance of protein, and salmon is a great source of Omega-3 fatty acids. image source Summer Salmon Parsnip Cakes Omega-3 fats are well-known components of a healthy brain function. My family enjoyed salmon parsnip cakes on a hot summer day served with lettuce, fresh tomato, salt and pepper and homemade tartar […]

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Summer vacation salad

This refreshing salad is perfect for summer vacation! image source Summer Vacation Salad It is a deeply nourishing meal of brain-healthy greens packed with B vitamins and is surprisingly well loved by all the family members. We also noticed that this quick and versatile salad keeps well the next day. Prep Finely chop kale and […]

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Tilapia with pesto

Homemade pesto is a refreshing summertime pleasure. Tilapia with pesto You can find potted basil plants at many grocery stores throughout the summer, they are even cheaper than buying harvested basil leaves. Basil is related to peppermint, and has many health benefits. Basil is recognized as an anti-inflammatory food that is helpful for many conditions, […]

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Common Deficiencies in Children with ADHD

Studies have shown that children diagnosed with ADHD present with nutritional deficiencies more than their peers. image source This has led researchers to investigate whether specific vitamin supplementation can help relieve symptoms. Nutritional deficiencies that have been studied and have shown to have a positive effect in children include zinc, magnesium, and iron.  Supplementation can […]

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The Best Part About Feeling Like Crap

Quiet the Inner Critic Part 3: Your Spiritual Relevance We have already discussed in Parts 1 and 2, the importance of looking at ourselves differently and going deeper in investigating our health goals.  In a way, Part 3, includes both of those, with a twist. I include myself when I say that most of the […]

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Butternut squash soup with coconut and ginger

Winter squash plus healing herbs are a winning combination in this nourishing autumn soup. Butternut squash soup with coconut and ginger Winter squash is a wonderful source of vitamin A, which is a powerful antioxidant. Vitamin A has been shown to offer protection against lung and mouth cancers. Enjoy this delicious, hearty soup with a […]

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8 Steps to Improve Children’s Brain Health

As we discuss brain health, mood, and nutrition, we would be remiss to ignore how these issues can play out in childhood. image source The impacts from the standard American diet and lifestyle are showing up earlier and earlier in life. Children suffer from a number of health related issues, such as Early-Onset Diabetes, Autoimmune […]