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

With Jess Sherman, MEd, RHN 

Staying Healthy Over The Holidays

Staying healthy over the holidays… is it on your radar?

The holidays are wonderful, in their way, but they also create stress on our bodies (ironically). We’re out of our rhythm, our diets and eating patterns change, and, depending on your family, there is the stress of travel and pressure added in on top!

When there’s stress we get run down and, too often come...

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3 Tips For Relieving Your Child's Constipation

As I work with more and more families struggling to establish stable moods, energy and health in their kids, I have found constipation to be one of a trifecta of issues which get in the way of ev-er-y-thing else they might be doing to support their kids.

These three issues are so important to resolve that I have started to call them The Foundational Trifecta For Resilient Health....

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The Problem With Paleo

A Paleo-type diet is often recommended for myriad health issues including depression, ADHD, , Autism chronic pain and autoimmune disease. The simplest definition of this diet strategy is to remove grains, dairy and legumes and focus instead on meat, seafood, fruit, vegetables, nuts and seeds.

I find Paleo to be helpful for children who struggle with self regulation issues, particularly kids on...

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Is a low FODMAP diet right for you or your child?

FODMAP is an acronym. It stands for Fermentable Oligosaccharides, Disaccharides, Monosaccharides, And Polyols – referring to a group of carbohydrates  that ferment easily when they come in contact with bacteria. 

Foods high in these fermentable carbohydrates are difficult to digest, even for the healthiest among us, but for some people...

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