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

How To Ferment Foods For Your Kids

Here in the Raising Resilience Community we're looking for strategies to improve the health and resilience of our kids. We understand that food plays a big part of that because the health of the body influences how we function in the world.

But as busy parents we need strategies that will give us "big bang for our buck", so to speak. So it got me thinking.... what is the #1...

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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 simplistic definition of this strategy is to remove grains, dairy and legumes and focus instead on meat, seafood, fruit, vegetables, nuts and seeds.

I find Paleo to be a very helpful starting point for children who are struggling with self...

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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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