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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 thing that...

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3 Tips For Relieving Your Child's Constipation

I wish there were an easy bomb-proof solution to this one.  I see lots of children who suffer from constipation.  Truth is, lots of things can cause constipation so typically parents have to play around with various tactics before finding that perfect something that works.  

It’s worth the trial and error, though, as relieving constipation is a huge leap towards...

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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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