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Raise Resilient,
Healthy Kids, One Bite At A Time.

With Jess Sherman, MEd, RHN 

Celiac Disease In Kids - why taking out gluten might not be enough

Celiac Disease is an autoimmune condition in which the protein called Gliadin (which is a type of gluten) triggers the immune system to attack the cells of the body.

If you or your child has been given this diagnosis you've probably been told you need to follow a strict gluten free diet for the rest of your life.

I want to talk here about what a strict gluten free...

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Teen Anxiety: could it be nutrition related?

Maybe it's because I now have a teen myself, maybe it's because teens experience the highest incidence of mental disorders of any age group and anxiety now affects 1 in 3 of them. But I'm talking with more and more frantic parents who are worried about their spiralling 12-15 year olds.

The story typically goes something like this:

"I guess they've always been on the shy side but in the last...

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Can Screen Time Reduce Resilience?

A recent study showed that preschoolers exposed to 2+ hours of screen time a day were 7.7 times more likely to exhibit ADHD symptoms by age 5 (source). 

The overconsumption of technology, coupled with a sedentary lifestyle has created a perfect storm in kids and has resulted in non-Alzheimer’s, dementia-like symptoms.

Seriously. Digital Dementia in kids is a...

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GABA for Back-To-School Anxiety

Parents are presented with particularly interesting stressors this year as we try to decide on the best way to keep our kids safe and happy. If you or your child are prone to anxiety and panic attacks you might be particularly concerned.

“Anxiety tends to involve fears about the future, while depression tends to relate more to regrets about the past”, I recently heard one...

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