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Raising Resilient Kids, One Bite At A Time. With Jess Sherman, MEd, RHN 

Postpartum mood disorders….dietary strategies

It’s time to take on Postpartum Mood Disorders….

Having a baby is the most beautiful, exciting moment of your life, right?  Not for some.  Postpartum depression, anxiety, OCD and psychosis – a collection of mental illnesses particular to the circumstances of pregnancy and mothering –  are estimated to affect about 10-15% of women (1).

That some moms...

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Is all food toxic now?

So, just as a follow up to my last blog post about rice cereal…. 

Consumer Reports just published another report warning about inorganic arsenic in rice. There’s a great little video and summary about it from Consumer Reports here.

In essence, they are warning about over consuming some types of rice because, as it turns out, rice absorbs inorganic arsenic better...

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Is Infant Rice Cereal Carcinogenic?

When I was feeding my first child, I went the conventional route. Even though I knew whole foods were better than processed, we gave our son fortified organic infant rice cereal as his first solid food.

I was worried about iron. And I was doing what everyone was telling me to do.

I had had some issues with breastmilk supply and we had supplemented with formula (another stressful story for...

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5 tips for surviving your first 12 months of mothering

I have three children.  And each time I got a little better, a little bolder, a little stronger.  With each child I felt a little more in control.  But for each child, the first 12 months were the hardest, emotionally and physically.

Pregnancy, birth and recovery take an immense amount of energy.  They are energy suckers.  They are nutrient sappers.  Being a new...

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