Health and Nutrition

Going Gluten, Casein and Chemical Free

A Life Transformed by Going Gluten Free, Casein Free and Chemical Free

 My son threw things, screamed, had uncontrollable meltdowns, had severe sensory challenges, very poor social skills and never changed his diet from pretty much eating peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, waffles, pancakes, milk, cookies, chips, pretzels, ice cream, yogurt, and cheese. He was addicted to these foods.

Ever since his diagnosis of autism at age six, I searched high and low for help to find answers to help him. I did not want to put my son on drugs.

 Smart and Healthy Fall Lunches For Kids

Once kids are in school again, they can be challenged with learning, social pressers and a heavy homework load.  Most parents don't know that stress, anxiety and inability to focus in school are very common for many children.  As parents, you can help by taking advantage of this season's brain-boosting and mood-managing fall harvest foods and putting them in  your kids' lunch box.  Not only are they loaded with the nutrients needed for a kid's day in school, they also taste great to a kid's picky pallet.

Junk food in is junk mind out

Fun and Quick Food Idea for Gluten and Dairy Intolerant Kids

Being gluten and dairy intolerant is not only tough on your child, its tough on you as well. Fun "kid foods" can be a challenge to make, and finding foods that your child will love and the rest of your family can enjoy takes extra time and efford. You often find yourself making a special meal for your food-intolerant child. 

 

Keeping it healthy and fast

Smoking Bans Improve the Health of Mothers and Babies
 

A recent study published in the Journal of Women's Health found that a citywide ban on public smoking in one Colorado town reduced the number of pregnant women who smoke and the number of babies born with health problems caused by smoking.

While many of the toxins in the environment are caused by cars and construction, some come

Proper Digestion, Proper Development

I am a digestion junkie.  Most of my research and education focuses on how to improve digestive function and correct the many ways that our digestive processes can go awry.  For children with special needs, we must focus on creating the most optimal digestive system possible.


Breastfeeding Promotes a Healthy Gut in Babies

It's important to have a healthy gut to keep the body functioning properly. When a person experiences problems with digestion, they may want to consider an organic detox to get their health back on track. A new study from Texas A&M University has found that one way to promote a healthy gut in children is to breastfeed them in infancy.

How To Make Sure Your Child Eats Well: Part Two

Eating used to be a family affair, a time when everyone came together to talk, share, and enjoy each other’s company. We’re nourished by each other’s presence when we sit around the table. Nowadays, many of us catch meals on the run and don’t spend enough quality time together while enjoying good food.

What is GMO?

Of growing concern is the prevalence of genetically modified organisms, or GMOs, in our food.  The question is GMO safe for us to eat?

GMOs are organisms that have been created through gene splicing and biotechnology, also called genetically engineered (GE) foods.  GMOs are created and cannot occur in nature or through traditional crossbreeding.  Most GMOs are bred to withstand heavy pesticides.

How to Protect Your Family from the Sun

With the weather getting warmer and kids taking breaks from school, families are sure to spend more time out of doors and in the sun.  We all know we should put on sunscreen, but which kind is the best and how often should we put it on?  How do we protect our eyes as well?  Get some tips before a fun family afternoon.

Histamine Invasions

Spring is here! Flowers are blooming, grass is green and Mother Nature offers her rays of warm sun as a relief for the winter’s chill. For some of us, flowers and grass can give rise to pollen sensitivity. Pollen present, high levels of histamine can surface and result in the sudden onset of sniffles, sneezing and irritability. Or can they?