~ The Resilience Roadmap: Functional Nutrition For Busy, Worried Parents ~
Is your child the one out of every THREE struggling with
Inattention, Anger, Anxiety, Hyperactivity, Impulsivity, Depression, Sensory Dysregulation
and you've been told there’s nothing you can do other than medication?
You know your child's a good kid but
you see them getting pigeonholed as that kid
... that kid who gets in trouble,
... that kid who's shy and quiet (or loud and needy),
... that kid who's slow to learn
If you're like the parents I work with, you worry about what kind of future lies ahead if this continues and it breaks your heart that they're struggling to keep friends. You just want to set them up for a happy life.
You're exhausted and overwhelmed and have too much information you don't know what to do with.
Is medication the answer? You'll do it if you have to, but you don't like the idea; you want to be sure no stone is left unturned first
You like the idea of a natural approach but wonder if it could really work. I mean, you tried taking out gluten and adding a few supplements, but it didn't help.
It's exhausting trying things that don't work.
If this rings true for you, let me tell you this...
You can finally help your child feel, function & learn their best so they can experience the success & happiness you want for them.
And there is NEVER going to be a better time to figure this out than Right Now, before they get pigeonholed even further
Four years into my clinical nutrition practice I sat with a mom named Sarah...
We were in my clinic office and she was describing how her 8 year old son Tom was slipping away from her.
Tom was getting more aggressive. He was hitting kids at school. He was hitting her. He was angry, and in pain.
"It just seems like he can't slow down, turn off, know what's appropriate and when, you know?" she told me.
Tom had few friends, several tics, he was anxious.
He wasn't sleeping well, had itchy skin, was alarmingly skinny and he was so picky with food that the family couldn't eat together anymore.
The school year was looming; she could expect phone calls home, early pickups, meetings... Tom hated everything about school.
"Taking him to school feels like throwing him to the wolves," she told me.
Something needed to change. And quick before his self esteem dissolved further.
They considered medication, but that didn't sit right as a first strategy. They wanted to know their options.
So Sarah and I got to work, figuring out what hidden stressors were making it hard for Tom to cope, and which diet, supplements and functional tests would be the most helpful. I decided then that helping moms like Sarah and kids like Tom would be my focus.
Kids Like Tom Can Become Calmer, Happier, More Focused,
Our Roadmap helps you get nourishment in, irritants out, and uncover hidden stressors so you can improve the mood, learning, health, behavior & happiness of your children.
When I learned about the impact of stress, nutrients and gut health on the brain and body my mind was blown wide open to new possibilities.
I left a career as a high school teacher about a decade ago on a hunch we could help kids like Tom without relying so much on medication.
It was while studying nutrition that I learned why our creative teaching strategies hit a ceiling with so many kids. It was because we had completely overlooked the powerful ways we can help kids feel better in their bodies so they can function better (and function better so they can feel better!)
Since then I've worked alongside Naturopathic Doctors, Medical Doctors, Family Counsellors, Occupational Therapists, and teachers helping parents like Sarah implement nutrition and lifestyle strategies to help kids like Tom calm down, learn better, have better sleep & skin, have better poops, have more stable moods and get over their picky eating…. regardless of diagnosis.
When Your Child Is Healthy, They Can Do Anything
As We Followed Our Roadmap Tom's Parents Learned...
- Tom had a better day when he had more fibre in the morning
- The more dairy he ate the more explosive he would become
- He would have a rough day at school if he didn't poop in the morning
- Gluten made him tired
- Dairy made him itchy
- When we got him to sleep faster at night he was a different kid in the morning
- Fish oil and magnesium were helpful but B-vitamins made him restless
- Clostridia in his gut was making it hard for him to regulate his hormones and was interfering with his sleep
- Low stomach acid was why he felt nausea when he ate meat and was becoming deficient in iron
Because they understood him better his parents could support him better. They were able to get him the nutrients he needed and work through challenges head on, instead of getting frustrated with him.
Because they could support him better they could enjoy time together, go to restaurants, family gatherings, birthday parties - without worrying about Tom getting overstimulated and angry.
They could come together for calmer family meals, start teaching him about making choices and share each other’s company.
Tom spent fewer sick days at home which meant more peace of mind for his parents.
There were no more notes from school or early pickups due to tummy pain or disruption.
Their fights and decisions about medication were barely a concern anymore.
He was making friends.
Tom was a bright and highly sensitive kid. After working through our Roadmap for 3 months his edge was softened. His parents had found confidence, he was happier and peace had returned to the home.
Tom's parents had the tools help him grow into his best self.
Introducing The Resilience Roadmap.
It's a Roadmap to a happier, healthier child for the parent who is done feeling exhausted, confused & overwhelmed, and wants a research-based, practical, action plan to support their child's mood, behaivor, learning & health that doesn't rely on medication.
The Resilience Roadmap Offers You...
We Stay Strategic & Systematic; We Start Simple But Go Deep.
Together we uncover hidden stress while deeply nourishing your child.
"He used to be angry, sad, anxious, aggressive and grumpy"
"This is my 7 year old son. I knew that the changes we were making were making a difference when friends and family started commenting on how happy he was.
Sometimes it's hard to really see the changes when you're so immersed in the every day of it all, but then I see this and I see how happy and rested and joyful he is on a much more regular basis.
Diet changes, supplements, consistency....these have ultimately brought peace and joy to my son like we hadn't seen in years. It's hard - but it's so, so, so worth it.
Thank you Jess for your continued support and encouragement."
- Jenna, course participant
Here's Exactly What Following The Roadmap Looks Like
STEP 1: ACCESS THE DIGITAL LEARNING HUB
Nine recorded modules + bonus masterclasses and resources are stored in your classroom so you can learn exactly how to use food for better behavior, development, mood & learning. Access via desktop or mobile app.
Binge the core content in just a few hours or take them week by week. Add on the bonus material as time permits to deepen your understanding.
STEP 2: GET YOUR CUSTOMIZED BLUEPRINT
You'll do a Kickstarter Strategy Mapping session (KSM) with Jess by video conference and will receive your customized food and supplement plan to make certain your child's unique needs are addressed and you're focused on the material most relevant to you.
Your plan will walk through 4 phases - vision mapping, nourishment, removing irritation, supporting gut heatlh - so you have the big picture.
STEP 3: LAB WORK & CONSULTATIONS WITH OUR MEDICAL PARTNERS (PLUS tier option)
Complex cases might require lab testing to assess biochemistry, gut health and more so we can further refine and individualize your diet and supplement plan. If labs and medical consultation are required the course is extended, and a second private session is added.
Choose the PLUS tier of the program if you want to include labs.
STEP 4: STAY CONSISTENT, ACTION FOCUSED & MAINTAIN YOUR MOMENTUM
Join Jess's group OFFICE HOURS via video conference each week. We highlight important pieces of program content, you'll get your burning questions answered.
The goal of office hours is to help you take action and implement what you're learning so you keep moving forward, towards your goals.
STEP 5: STAY ORGANIZED & SAVE TIME
Access 100+ whole food recipes & meal ideas curated with busy parents in mind + lists of the most nourishing foods for the brain & growing children so you can stop guessing
Includes tools to expand your child's acceptance of new foods; get more nourishment into your kids; understand nutritional deficiencies; teach your child about making healthy food choices
STEP 6: ENGAGE IN OUR COMMUNITY
Access our Private Facebook Group to connect with parents just like you and access Jess; we troubleshoot, gain clarity, vent, celebrate, share ideas... so you never feel alone and have a place to go when you feel challenged.
Continue on in our Resilience For Life Alumni program for as long as you need support working towards your goals.
We've Also Added...
Listen to these and read the summary handouts at your leisure. You'll also be invited to more live masterclasses with various experts to help you better understand your kids so they can thrive! ($1500 value)
So Far In The Vault...
Masterclass 1: Learning Disabilities, Re-defined.... missed factors that contribute to struggles in school with Lorraine Driscoll, educational therapist
Masterclass 2: The Biology Of Trauma... the nutritional missing links for prevention and treatment of trauma with Dr Aimie Apigian MD
Masterclass 3: Functional Testing... what's worth it and what's misleading? with Dr Kristina Bosnar DC, CFMP
Masterclass 4: Genetic Testing... the impact of single nucleotide polymorphism (aka SNPs or genetic variants) on behavior, learning and mood, along with testing options and nutritional workarounds with Dr Erika Gray PharmD
Masterclass 5: PANS, PANDAS, lyme & more... the impact of infection on mood and behavior... with Dr Zendi Moldenhaur, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PhD, NPP, PNP
Masterclass 6: Somatic Experiencing... how to quickly find calm when faced with stress with Dr Aimie Apigian MD
Masterclass 7: Setting Your Kids Up For School Success (particularly if they struggle with executive function, organization, memory and attention and whether they're schooling traditionally or at home) with educational therapist Lorraine Driscoll
Masterclass 8: Drainage and Detox... how to lower your child's stress load by using safe and effective supplements that support the body's natural detoxification pathways with Dr Jesse Pierce ND
Full Access To The Following 6 Mini Courses ($500 value):
Getting Your Child To Sleep: Nutrients to get your child to sleep faster and more deeply.
All About Allergies - how to find food sensitivities and a plan for doing safe elimination diets
Better Bellies - natural strategies for constipation and diarrhea relief including how to wean off laxatives
Parent's Guide To Picky Eaters - the most common root contributors and a do-this-not-that guide to get your child to eat more without fights
Nutrition For The Brain - targetted nutrients for ADHD, focus, learning, aggression, anxiety along with how to use amino acids
Safe Paleo For Kids - a specific plan to make sure you're not missing nutrients if you need to go Paleo (and how to decide if you do!)
Fermented Foods 101 - how to make simple fermented foods for your kids they'll actually eat!
We've designed this Roadmap to save you time & energy and catapult your child's health forward.
Overheard in our coaching calls...
You Can Learn To...
Incorporate new foods into even the pickiest child's diet,
Only take out exactly what you need to, if you need to, and in a way that doesn't create deficiency or fear;
Use supplements when needed to support focus and hormones;
Establish a strong digestive system because we know now, without a doubt, what goes on in the gut affects what goes on in the brain;
Break sugar addictions and get more fat, fibre and protein into your kids so they don’t feel so terrible at the end of the day when they don’t finish their lunch;
Get your kids pooping every morning without needing laxatives, improve the quantity and quality of sleep and calm the racing mind;
End the dinner battles so the family can come together around food and everyone can feel more calm.
What Parents Have To Say About The Resilience Roadmap Community...
The Resilience Roadmap Is For You If...
You know there's a good kid in there but need a toolbox of strategies to help them sleep better, focus better, communicate better, learn better, poop better and have more stable moods and behaviors so they can shine.
You want to enjoy your kids more, feel more confident in your parenting, and do everything you can without medication, and in a way that feels good.
You want to finally know, for sure, how to meet your child's nutritional needs in simple ways without battles and without having to wade through confusing information by yourself.
You want accountability to make the changes you've always wanted to make but haven't felt able to because life just keeps getting in the way.
You want access to functional lab testing to learn more about what's going on inside your child's body.
The Resilience Roadmap Is Not For You If...
You have zero energy and bandwidth to put into shifting your child's health and behavior right now. It's easier to keep things as they are.
You want a quick fix to this problem and don't believe that the body and brain are connected.
You are happy with how things are for your child and family right now.
You are not ready to look deep and make some changes that could feel tough.
You're not ready to invest money into good food, quality supplements and possibly some testing.
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You Can Do This... my guarantee
We break this process down into a series of specific action-steps I have seen bring about some amazing turn-arounds in kids.
Breaking it down into action steps keeps this manageable.