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Healthy Kids, One Bite At A Time.

With Jess Sherman, MEd, RHN 

5 Insights My Kids Have Brought Me

When I found out I was pregnant with my third child I imploded on the bathroom floor. 

Don’t get me wrong... I was happy.  I was healthy.  I had two beautiful boys.  I lived in the country. I had a great partner.  We wanted another child. 

And yet that little blue plus sign unleashed from me a primal raw burst of emotion that had been deeply hidden inside....

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Food Allergy In Children

Where do we go from here??

When peanuts became such an allergy issue, an entire market opened up... peanut-free everything.  Now most schools and even school boards are placing nut restrictions on student lunches and snacks to protect those who are severely allergic.

It's not just nuts anymore, though....

This study shows that milk and eggs are more worrisome food allergies...

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Best Dairy Alternatives

Pasteurized cow’s milk is considered the top allergen and I have found that many symptoms in children - ranging from itchy skin to temper tantrums - improve greatly when it is taken out. 

Hyperactivity, impulsivity, aggression, perpetually stuffy nose, exhaustion, headaches, bed wetting, and eczema are  some of the issues I have seen resolve when dairy is removed.

Removing dairy...

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Natural Approaches To Eczema

Eczema symptoms include itchy, red, and dry skin caused by inflammation. The most common type of eczema is called atopic dermatitis. 

Most infants who develop eczema outgrow it by age 10, however, if the underlying cause is not uprooted, eczema is a red flag that further hypersensitivity reactions like asthma, allergy and autoimmunity might emerge.

Eczema is commonly found in children of...

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