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

With Jess Sherman, MEd, RHN 

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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What Is The Organic Acids Test And When To Use It

The Organic Acids Test (OAT) is a urine test that offers a snapshot of overall health. It includes over 70 markers that give us insight into intestinal health, nutrient absorption, hormonal pathways, detoxification, oxidative stress and neurotransmitter levels.  

Pretty insightful!

I sometimes suggest parents order the OAT test to give us some direction as to the underlying...

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6 Ways To Improve Your Child's Digestion

In my book, Raising Resilience, I discuss the Core Dietary Strategies to focus on if you want to improve the health of your kids. Taking steps to improve digestion is one of them.

I picked “eat to improve digestion” as a core strategy because what goes on in the digestive system influences the entire body.  Yes, the entire body. It’s no surprise...

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How To Make Fermented Ketchup

Ketchup is just one of those things…. kids just love it. For years I avoided ketchup, considering it just a dousing of salt and sugar. But then I discovered how to ferment food. Homemade fermented ketchup is now a staple in my kitchen.

The process of fermentation transforms a “junk” food into a delicious and healthy condiment you can feel good about offering to your...

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