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Healthy Kids, One Bite At A Time.

With Jess Sherman

How To Ease The Stress of Daylight Savings

Messing with the clocks can wreak havoc in your home if you have sensitive kids.

The yearly ritual of daylight savings is very disruptive to our circadian rhythm - our sleep/wake cycle - and, as an extension, it disrupts our entire hormone system for a little while.

Hormones are chemical messengers that affect how we feel and function. For kids who are already struggling under a heavy stress...

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Does sugar worsen a child's behavior?

Whether sugar worsens a child's behavior is an interesting question I get asked a lot. My answer is that sugar is almost always a contributor, even if you don't see a marked change immediately after they eat it. Here's why...

Sugar Worsens A Child's Behavior & Mood

Have you ever felt hanger before? You know, it's 2pm and you realize all you've had to eat is a cup of coffee and a bagel and...

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Stories of Hope ~ a teen's foggy brain, rash, itch, fatigue, nausea

 

"I threw up most days. I felt like the life was being sucked out of me. It was like my body was exploding."

Starting in grade 8, Solveig's life became a nightmare.

"I was the most itchy you've ever been times 100. I would have to dig my nails into my skin to distract myself in class. By noon I had to call my mom in tears to pick me up from school."

~Solveig's skin in grade 8

Doctors...

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Is ADHD Caused By Nutrient Deficiencies?

The short answer is, “could be, but maybe not”. 

I’m pretty sure that’s not the answer you wanted to hear, especially if your child has ADHD and you’re looking to take a drug-free approach, so let’s dig into why it’s not so simple by looking at a recent review article in the journal Molecules called: Magnesium, Iron, Zinc, Copper and Selenium...

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