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Are you a parent and struggling to meet your own needs?

Have you been wondering how to possibly take care of yourself when you are so busy taking care of others? Let’s talk about it.   As a mom, or dad, you get that nourishment is important. You work hard to meet your kids’ needs. You worry about them getting enough sleep, eating well, getting a […]

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Surprising Symptoms in Children Related to the Foods They Eat

The food we eat interacts intimately with our entire body. image source Nutritional science continues to explore and discover surprising ways that food can affect our health, our skin, mood, energy levels, and even our brain functioning. Our food culture has changed over the decades and we have been increasingly exposed to processed foods (rather […]

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Diet Changes for Kids with ADHD

Over the past 30 years, researchers have been investigating significant factors related to attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). image source Specifically, they are interested in what is causing this behavior, and what can be done to relieve it. The neuroscience approach is looking directly at the brain functioning and nutritional needs of ADHD children. Nutrition […]

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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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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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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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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 […]