Anxiety, Tummy Pain, Allergies & Food Battles?
Finally Regain Peace In Your Home & Feel Confident Your Kids Are Well Nourished...
...but without spending forever in the kitchen & EVEN IF your child is super picky about food
You want the best for your kids. It's all we ever want as parents.
You want them to feel successful, make solid friendships, rise to expectations.
No matter what diagnosis they’ve been given you want to see that sparkle in their eye; their curiosity, happiness, & optimism blossom.
You want peace in the home, confidence in your parenting &
to feel that strong connection with them.
We Never Expect Our Kids To Struggle So Much,
Or For Feeding Them To Feel So Complicated.
Why won't they eat those healthy meals, no matter how hard you try?
Why do they get so distracted and need to be nagged all the time?
What's up with all the allergies?
How did they become so addicted to sugar and bread?
Why won't they just follow instructions at school and at home?
Why is their mood so explosive & behavior so unpredictable?
Why can't they just sleep and poop and stay healthy?
And why won't they ever pick the apple over the chips?
One in Five children struggles with focus, transitions, anger, anxiety, hyperactivity, mood & sensory dysregulation.
One in Three has a food sensitivity
They have a hard time learning, sleeping, pooping, & they struggle to communicate and meet expectations.
They're being suspended from schools, they're causing tension in families, they're angry and frustrated and so is everyone around them.
And they're extremely picky when it comes to food.
Is That Your Child?
What if I told you that you could change how your child learns, focuses, behaves, & feels by changing how you feed them?
If I told you that strategic diet changes can help kids stop hitting at school, stop having overblown reactions, become softer, gentler, happier
That your child could start sleeping better, have more stable energy, become less anxious, make and keep friends and become enjoyable to be around
That diet choices could help you get to a point when the diagnosis they were given and your decisions about medication are barely a concern anymore?
...Would you think I was crazy?
Or would you think, "hmmm... interesting, I kinda suspected that, but what can I do? Changing how they eat is impossible!"
What if you could finally feel confident your child is getting the nourishment they need to become their best?
Four years into my clinical nutritional practice I said, "enough is enough!"
It was a hot day in August. I was in my office with a mom named Sarah who was describing how her 8 year old son Tom was slipping away from her.
He was getting more aggressive. He had started 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, was alarmingly skinny and he was so picky with food that the family couldn't eat together anymore.
Sarah's anxiety about the looming school year was strong enough to fill the room; his teachers were exasperated, 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.
It had all been barely tolerable, she told me, but the final straw was that Tom had started to talk about himself as "bad" and "stupid".
Something needed to change. And quick before his self esteem dissolved further.
They considered medication, but that didn't sit right. They wanted other options first.
So Sarah and I got to work, figuring out what was making it hard for Tom to cope, and which diet changes would be the most helpful.
Yes! How we feed kids like Tom can help them become calmer, more focused, and happier.
We know food fuels the body, so why wouldn't it fuel the brain and affect mood & learning?
It absolutely does. But despite solid research that the more well nourished the body is the better the brain functions, this toolbox too often remains unopened.
Enough is enough!
Parents need to learn simple things they can do with food to improve the mood, learning & behavior of their children.
When I learned about the impact of food 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 many kids: it was because we had completely overlooked the powerful way food helps kids feel better so they can function better.
Since then I've worked alongside Naturopathic Doctors, Medical Doctors, Family Counsellors, Occupational Therapists, and teachers helping parents like Sarah implement a nutrition strategy to help kids like Tom calm down, learn better, have better sleep, have better poops, have more stable moods and get over their picky eating…. regardless of diagnosis.
Your Child Is More Than Their Diagnosis or Label
Kids Like Tom Can Feel More Relaxed, More Confident, Less Anxious.
What if the notes from teachers about class interruptions and tummy aches stopped coming home?
If skin cleared up, eyes brightened, the dark circles went away?
What if you could feel less stressed about planning meals and know exactly how to talk about food with your child to help them expand their diet beyond the pizza, chips and the odd carrot they're used to, but without bribes and battles?
Could your child learn to cook and take an interest in making his own positive food choices?
Can you imagine a time when you no longer question your choice about medication?
When Your Child Is Healthy, They Can Do Anything
Tom was a bright and highly sensitive kid. After working on diet for three months he was still that kid. He needed direction, help organizing his stuff, support processing big, unpleasant emotions.... but the edge was softened and peace had returned to the home.
Sarah and Tom’s dad learned how to help him feel better so he could manage his stress better. They learned that he was particularly sensitive to blood sugar swings and what to do about that. They learned that the more dairy he ate the more explosive he would become and that if he didn't poop in the morning he would have a rough day at school (and what to do to keep his bowels moving). They learned that he needed more sleep than most, and how to get him to sleep faster at night so we was well rested by morning. They found out that fish oil and magensium were helpful but that B-vitamins made him restless.
Because they understood him better they could support him better. They knew what to expect and how they could help him work through challenges head on, instead of tip-toeing around them.
The family could enjoy time together, go to restaurants, family gatherings, birthday parties - without worrying about Tom getting overstimulated and angry.
They could come together around 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.
This is what can happen when we attend to a child’s diet
It's When We Understand Our Kids
That We Can Best Help Them
"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, Resilience Roadmap course participant
Food Is Your Best Tool, Hidden In Plain Sight, That Nobody’s Talking About
Most doctors, therapists and teachers dismiss the impact of food, especially as it applies to mood and behavior, because they were never trained to understand it and don't know how to coach parents on how to use it - it's just not their tool
And when parents are left to figure this out on their own with no guidance on how to cook, use food, talk about food, get their kids to make healthy choices, & overcome picky eating,
even the mere thought of making diet changes feels overwhelming.
Too many parents throw up their hands saying,
“Diet changes don't work,”
“My kid won’t eat this new food”
“Is this even safe?"
“I can't find all these special ingredients"
"I don't have time to cook 3 different meals every night."
“We have too many arguments about foods”
Diet Changes Can Be Stressful
But they won't be if you make this one simple shift...
That feels good, doesn’t it?
Saying "no" all the time feels terrible & often causes more problems than it solves.
My approach is different.
Instead of focusing on restricting your child's diet like most people do, we focus first on getting nourishment into them (keeping allergies in mind, of course).
If we have to take anything out we do so carefully, making sure to nourish at the same time.
Yea, I hear you... "Nourishment???"
"But my child only eats 5 foods!"
"But everyone gives my kids junk!"
"But I don't like to cook!"
"But his dad will never go for it"
"But I already spend forever in the kitchen!"
"But his doctor says he has food sensitivities!"
"But the more I try the harder my kids push away!"
I get that. I'm raising kids too, also trying to keep all the balls in the air.
There are lots of "buts" to get in your way if you let them.
But Food Matters.
And All Those "Buts" Are Figure-Out-Able.👆👆👆
So What's Your Next Move?
Let them continue to hold you back? Or move through them so you child can become well nourished?
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.
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 plan.
The Resilience Roadmap Offers You 12 weeks Of...
We Stay Strategic & Systematic; We Start Simple But Go Deep.
By Joining A Community Of Support
What Seems Like An Impossible Challenge Becomes Manageable.
I work with a limited number of families at a time to make sure nobody is left lost, frustrated or confused. I want to make sure this program is the best fit so, after answering 5 simple screening questions, you'll be directed to a booking calendar so we can schedule a time to talk and decide together if this program is a good fit for you.
What Parents Have To Say...
Your Child Is Too Important To Let Anything Stand In The Way Of Their Health.
You Have A Choice To Make
Food affects our moods, our focus, our sleep, our gut, our everything. Which means food matters.
But you probably already knew that.
Your problem is implementation. Am I right? What are you actually going to do in the grocery store, make in the kitchen, put on the table, and how are you going to get your kids to eat it?
You could figure this out yourself but if you want to save time and energy by having me translate 10 years of research on the food-mood connection into specific and simple actions and guide you through how to implement practical steps with your kids so you can improve their health, I can be by your side every step of the way.
If you can commit to nourishment then you've found your tribe.
The Resilience Roadmap Is For...
Parents who know, in their gut, that their child could be healthier but aren't sure what to do.
Parents who know there is 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.
Parents who want to enjoy their kids more, feel more confident in their parenting, and help their kids by doing everything they can without medication, and in a way that feels good.
Parents who are confused about how to feed their kids and want to finally know, for sure, how to meet their nutritional needs without battles and without having to wade through confusing information by themselves.
The Resilience Roadmap Is Not For...
Parents who have zero time or energy to put into shifting their child's health and behaviour.
Parents who figure their kid has already reached their full potential.
Parents who are not ready to look deep and make some changes that could feel tough.
Parents who know they have gone as deep as they can with food, supplements and gut health.
More From Our Families...
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.
But change takes time and energy and doesn't happen overnight. When you apply we consider together if it's the right time for a program like this but, if you join and then find it was not what you expected, you can apply for a refund within 14 days of the course start. The refund terms are all laid out on the checkout page and down below in the FAQ section.
Here's Exactly What You Get During Our 12 Weeks Together
THE CORE PROGRAM ($997 value)
- Over the course of 12 weeks you'll receive 9 recorded modules that walk you through my unique methodology called The Four Pillars Of Resilient Health™ so you can get nourishment in and irritants out.
Lessons and action steps are delivered via pre-recorded audio and video and are accompanied by downloadable PDF handouts and recipe booklets.
Content is stored in our on-line classroom which you can access via desktop or mobile app, and you also get your action steps delivered to you by email to keep you on track.
- What's covered:
Week 1: Orientation
- How to talk with your kids and family about food without causing conflict and encourage them to broaden their choices
- How to organize your pantry so you can save loads of time at the grocery store by knowing exactly what to stock your kitchen with
- How to track symptoms to know if what you’re doing is making a difference
Week 2: Nourishment
- Superfoods (and recipes for using them) to add into the diet to support growth, learning and emotional stability,
- The 8 nutrient groups and how to know your child is getting enough of each
- How to manage picky eaters
Week 3: Supplements
- How to know if your child needs nutritional supplements and when to use them (includes a deficiency symptom checklist and guidance on testing)
- How to use amino acids to stabilize emotions quickly and how to use them safely
Weeks 4 - 7: Irritation
- How to find and replace allergens & food irritants (including sugar) without feeling like you're depriving your kid or having to say "no" all the time;
- How to know if your child needs to cut out gluten and dairy and how to do that without risking nutritional deficiency (includes the most up-to-date research from the 2019 International Symposium on Wheat Related Disorders)
- How to break a child’s sugar addiction and avoid the afternoon “hanger” ;
- The most important chemicals to avoid, how to do that and how to improve the body’s natural ability to detoxify
Week 8: Digestion
- How to stabilize constipation and diarrhea
- How to know if candida and other microbiome issues are playing a role in symptoms
- How to get even the pickiest of eaters to eat fermented foods and when to use them (includes a bonus demonstration on how to make your own simple ferments safely)
- A 5-step protocol for gut regeneration
Week 9: Moving forward with confidence
- How to use The 4 Pillars of Resilient Health™ as a guide to make food and feeding choices so you’re no longer confused about what to feed your child moving forward
- Staying motivated to be healthy in an unhealthy world
Weeks 10-12: catch-up time with continued support
3 PRIVATE COACHING SESSIONS ($750 value)
- We'll do this by video conference - one at the beginning, middle and end of the program - to make sure your particular needs are being addressed and you stay focused
6 LIVE GROUP COACHING SESSIONS ($580 value)
- Every two weeks we meet as a group via video conference for OFFICE HOURS where we highlight important pieces of program content and troubleshoot to keep you moving forward.
- There are 6 office hour sessions over the course of 12 weeks, after which you can choose to join our alumni program for more support
- They are on Wednesdays at noon, eastern and are recorded in case you can't come live
RECIPES & FOOD IDEAS ($200 value)
- A three-week meal plan along with 200+ recipes & meal ideas curated with busy parents in mind
- Food lists itemizing the most nourishing foods for the brain and for growing children
- Includes recipes that are free of dairy, gluten, refined sugar and chemicals, that are supportive of good blood sugar control and that provide nutrition for the growing brain
TOOLS & CHARTS ($200 value)
- These are all delivered as downloadable PDF files and help you...
- 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
- Real change is too hard to make in isolation so we come together in our private Facebook Community to connect. This is where you meet parents just like you and connect with Jess; we troubleshoot, gain clarity, vent, celebrate and keep each other moving forward.
- Once you've chosen to follow The Resilience Roadmap, you're part of the family, so you have unlimited access to this Facebook community even beyond the 12 weeks of the course.
Total value of $3,027
+ the $797 worth of bonuses below
For $997 CAD
To Make Sure You Have All You Need We've Added In...
MasterClass Series ($700 value)
Masterclass 1: Learning Disabilities, Re-defined
with Lorraine Driscoll, educational therapist
Learn how to help your child work through learning diagnoses like Auditory Processing Disorder, Dyscalculia, Dysgraphia, Dyslexia, Language Processing Disorder, Non-Verbal Learning Disabilities, Visual Perceptual/Visual Motor Deficit, rather than working around them.
Masterclass 2: The Biology Of Trauma... the missing link
with Dr Aimie Apigian MD
Whether it's the death of a parent or sexual abuse, or being bullied by a sybling or teased on the schoolbus, trauma has biological as well as psychological consequences and is often the piece preventing a child from moving forward and feeling safe again. Dr Apigian explains how trauma interferes with attachment and the exact steps that shift both the biological and the psycholoical scars trauma brings about so kids feel safe and secure again. We'll also talk about how to build resilience against trauma so our kids are better able to weather it.
Masterclass 3: Functional Testing... what's worth it?
With Dr Kristina Bosnar DC, CFMP
Testing options have come a long way in the last 10 years. Learn from Dr Bosnar which lab tests are most helpful for understanding what's going on inside your child's body, and which are not reliable. Also learn which tests to ask your primary doctor about and which are misleading.
Masterclass 4: Genetic testing and SNPs
With Dr Erika Gray PharmD
New research in genetics and Epigenetics has shown us that simple saliva tests for Single Nucleotide Polymorphisms (SNPs) can tell us which dietary, supplement and lifestyle changes are most necessary for our specific genetic type. Dr Gray will help you decide if this testing would be helpful and how to access and interpret it.
SuperFoods For SuperImmune Kids E-Course ($97 value)
This e-course outlines powerful foods, nutrients and herbs to support better immune health in your kids so they get sick less often and get better more quickly. You'll learn the best foods and supplements to support your child's immune system, "soft signs" of a compromised immune system and what to do about them, how to set up your home medicine cabinet, what to feed your kids when they're sick. Includes guest interview with Dr Jenn Keller ND on natural remedies to have on-hand and when to seek medical help.
The Resilience Roadmap Is The Most Cost Effective Way To Help You Understand How To Nourish Your Child So They Get Healthier & Feel Better.
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