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January 28, 2018

My kids are becoming more and more aware of the world around them.  It seems we are entering the ages in which peer (and even adult via school, programs, extra-curricular activities) interaction is becoming an important and more prevalent part of social-emotional devel...

October 8, 2017

So, you’re feeling good about your commitment to eat healthy, avoid artificial junk (especially with concerns over artificial colors) in your food, and then Halloween comes around.  Dang it.  If only there were better options.  Well, it’s 2017 and the market has caught...

 Picture of teff grain. Photo Credit: BigStock Images

What Is Teff?

Teff is an ancient grain that is naturally gluten free and has a consistency similar to whole wheat flour, yet is a bit more dense.  It is small, likened to the size of a poppy seed.  It is always e...

Ah, the holidays.  All glitz and tinsel, cookies and cheer!  Right?  Well, yes, there is so much beauty in this time of year, especially in its simplest meaning.  And yet, it seems the expectations keep rising higher and higher to an intoxicating level.  It can be over...

Anxiety and worry is a common challenge for kids these days – even more so for adults!  However, for kids, it can be challenging to use explanations that work for us adults.  Kids really can benefit from a visual to help understand themselves, their feelings and the wo...

 

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Sugar is extremely prevalent in our food system.  Different food categories have been under attack, but somehow sugar is so integrated into our lives, whether through celebrations, holidays and even comfort, that the consequences of incr...

 

 

I am not a purist by any means.  Once upon a time, pre-children, I could make what I wanted and spend 3 hours doing it.  I could make a true gourmet meal, filled with exotic fruits and vegetables, and not worry about it being flat out rejected with prejudice (and mod...

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Whenever we start to plan a trip or an extended stay somewhere, I immediately think about my food, my supplements, my go-to stuff in case x, y or z happens.  Now, I would imagine most people think about appropriate clothing, or entertainment to...

In my education and work experience in the nutrition field, I was exposed and trained in the philosophy of biochemical individuality.  That’s a mouthful to say, but these two words may carry the key to managing chronic illness and reaching optimal nutrition.  Let me ex...

 

This post has been a long time coming.  Since forever, I have been getting into discussions about what I eat and what foods work well together.  So, when the health website, Further Food, asked me to put together a 3 day meal plan, specific to my digestive issues I ha...

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