You're not crazy to think you can help. You totally can. You just need a system.
Functional Nutrition helps kids feel & function better using natural solutions.
But translating a good idea into real results can be frustrating.
If you're like most parents, you're maxed out. You want desperately to help your kids but you're too exhausted to learn anything new and you're out of patience (or almost).
Functional Nutrition involves two things: deeply nourishing the body while at the same time relieving hidden stress with the end goal of improving function to its maximum capacity.
When we do that your child can be fully themselves.
I don't want you to be one of those parents who throws their hands up in frustration so I'll tell you this: the key to success is to stay strategic and systematic. That way you do this in a way that keeps things positive and helpful, rather than stressful and frustrating.
'Cause otherwise what's the point, right?
Which foods support better brain health & calmer moods and how to get them into your kids (recipes included)
What foods to consider taking out and how to decide if you should
The 3 things to focus on to ease anxiety, aggression, ADHD symptoms without relying on medication
How to stay systematic when using a natural approach and what order to do things so you stop spinning your wheels and feel less frustrated
The top 4 hacks that will set you up for more success & less stress as a parent
Which functional tests can help accelerate progress and how to decide if they're worth the money
** BONUS MODULE: Six amino acid supplements that can quickly and safely stabilize mood & improve sleep. Includes instructions for exactly how to decide which one is best and how to use them safely.
** BONUS SESSION: 5 Success Tips To Gain Buy-In & Avoid Conflict. If you're trying to make changes nobody understands but you, you'll be able to use these 5 success tips right away so your conversations with spouses, teachers, doctors and your kids leave you feeling excited rather than exhausted.
** Our Smoothie Blueprint. This e-guide will help you teach your kids to make nourishing, simple smoothies & shakes. Includes graphics for your fridge so they can confidently whip one up for a snack on their own (maybe with a little guidance)!
Hey there! I'm Jess.
My first career was in education. I worked as a high school teacher, department head, academic dean and curriculum advisor, but when I took a sabbatical to study nutrition my life and career path shifted.
In 2007 I graduated top of my class as a Registered Holistic Nutritionist™ from the Canadian School of Natural Nutrition and since then have worked as a clinical nutritionist and family health educator. In 2021 I added Functional Diagnostic Nutrition® to my toolbox so I could connect families with functional tests to better understand hidden stressors.
So that makes me a Functional Diagnostic Nutrition® Practitioner, board certified in Practical Holistic Nutrition by the Canadian Association of Holistic Nutrition Professionals (CAHN-pro).
I am an associate member of the International Society for Nutritional Psychiatry Research, a Certified GAPS practitioner and an ambassador for the MINDD Foundation. I also hold a Master's degree in education.
I have pursued extra training in weight management, herbal medicine, biomedical approaches to autism spectrum disorders & mental health issues, functional medicine, nutritional supplements, bioindividual nutrition, and the Gut and Psychology Syndrome (GAPS). I combine all that with my practical experience as a mom of three and my education as a certified teacher to help parents feed their babies, their kids and themselves so that they may all live the full, vibrant and inspired lives they deserve.
My book, Raising Resilience: take the stress out of feeding your family & love your life, was published in 2017 and has now reached families all over the world.
In 2019 I was honoured with the Award For Clinical Excellence by The Canadian School of Natural Nutrition Alumni Association for my work with families.
No. Calm & Clear Kids (CCK) is a digital resource designed to introduce families to a functional nutrition approach and get them started with first steps. It'll give you the big picture strategy we use in The Resilience Roadmap along with plenty of practical action steps but it's a DIY program. If it's coaching, support, testing and personalization you need, check out our Resilience Roadamp.
As this is a digital information product which you get as soon as you register, it is non refundable.
That's fine. You can generally make all the food changes you want. When it comes to supplements you should get some personal guidance.
We designed CCK for busy parents who don't have a lot of energy.
Material is organized in 3 modules:
Ba-boom! I've boiled down the need-to-know.
Each module has 4-5 short mini lessons. You can watch the slides, or listen to the audio while multitasking, or read the transcripts.
You can do this.
It's not going anywhere. Take all the time you need.