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Limiting Poison Perceptions

Apr 25, 2018 | Posted by in Blogs | 0

We know that when it comes to the challenges of raising children with special needs, managing stress can be a huge stumbling block. One of the most difficult aspects of stress is our perception of the world around us. The more negative our view, the more difficult it is for us to turn off the stress hormones that are affecting our health. According to Go Big Coach, Kristen Howe, these thoughts are called poisoned perceptions. We know that stress isn’t going anywhere, so we need to establish a way of moving through it.   “Times of stress are also timesRead more …

How to Read the New Nutrition Facts Tables

Apr 9, 2018 | Posted by in Blogs | 0

The Nutrition Facts table is on the side of most packaged foods. It’s often found close to the ingredient listing. The purpose of it is to help consumers make better nutrition decisions. When people can see the number of calories, carbs, sodium, etc. in food, they should be able to eat better, right? Whether you like the Nutrition Facts table or not, let’s make sure you get the most out of it, since it’s here to stay! Here’s my four-step crash course on reading the Nutrition Facts table. Step 1: Serving Size The absolute most important part of the NutritionRead more …

Three Tips To Help Balance Hormones

Apr 4, 2018 | Posted by in Blogs | 0

Do you often wonder why you feel exhausted, no matter how much you sleep?  Are you often losing your temper, have increasingly more issues around menstruation, weight gain, feeling depressed or anxious?  If so, there’s a good chance you are struggling with a hormone imbalance.   So many women suffer from hormone imbalances these days.  I’ve yet to meet or work with a mom of a special needs child who has balanced hormones. Many suffer in silence.   Hormone imbalance symptoms can include: – PMS – Painful periods with very heavy flow – Missing periods entirely – Infertility – PerimenopauseRead more …

Why Is Food Medicine?

Mar 4, 2018 | Posted by in Blogs | 0

Have you heard the saying, “Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food”?  It was Hippocrates that coined that phrase many years ago. He is considered to this day, to be one of the most influential figures in the history of medicine & healing.   He was certainly ahead of his time when around 400 BC he advised people to prevent disease and increase healing by eating nutrient dense foods. Hippocrates and the Ancient Greeks weren’t the only ones to understand the healing properties of food, both Ayurvedic Medicine (from India) and Traditional Chinese Medicine— have taught forRead more …

Bye Bye Sleeping Through The Night

Feb 9, 2018 | Posted by in Blogs | 0

Have you said “bye bye” to sleeping through the night? Are you feeling exhausted or “running on stress hormones” all day? Do not fear, I have some great tips (and an amazing recipe) for you!   The science of sleep is fascinating, complicated and growing   Sleep is this daily thing that we all do and yet we’re just beginning to understand all of the ways it helps us and all of the factors that can affect it. Lack of sleep affects just about everything in your body and mind. People who get less sleep tend to be at higherRead more …

Everything You Think You Know About Healthy Eating is Wrong

Jan 22, 2018 | Posted by in Blogs | 0

Oh my gosh – nutrition and diet info is everywhere! And each expert and association tries to lead you in their direction because they know best and their advice is going to help you. Right? Well, maybe… Everyone has heard (and maybe lived through) the intense focus on how much you eat. This has gotten way too much attention because while this does affect your weight and energy level, it’s certainly not the “holy grail” of health. Let’s focus a bit more on the often overlooked (and proven) benefits of what you eat and drink and how you eat andRead more …

Xmas Survival Guide For Moms

Nov 24, 2017 | Posted by in Uncategorized | 0

I LOVE THE HOLIDAYS!  – For those of you who don’t know me, my husband Dave and I have 5 children and as our family gets older it continues to grow, so now we are 9. Nothing makes me happier than to have the whole gang together.   When you have kids with special needs, Xmas can be an even busier and more tumultuous time. Depending on what your little ones (or big ones) are like, emotions can be running high with anticipation, sleep is in short supply thanks to late night get-togethers and the sugar is flowing – soRead more …

Holiday Shopping Ideas

Nov 23, 2017 | Posted by in Uncategorized | 0

Looking for Xmas gift giving ideas that will help you and your loved ones move into the New Year with more knowledge about how to manage health with some consumable treats to help you get there?  I’ve compiled this list, to make your gift giving a little easier.   Click on the LIVE LINKs (in green) below for details and to purchase   I often just google recipes now and substitute healthier ingredients where required, but if you’re just starting out or like to sit down with a book that not only has recipes, but cooking tips and strategies, nothingRead more …

The Many Benefits of Collagen Peptides

Aug 29, 2017 | Posted by in Blogs | 0

I know you’re not hearing this from me for the first time, “All Health Starts In The Gut”, Hippocrates made this statement over 2000 years ago and it still holds true today. As a holistic nutritionist working in the field of mental health and now developing nutrition programs for mothers of special needs children; my goal is to help individuals improve their health in a manner that is convenient and easy to implement. If there is one thing that I really like to recommend it’s collagen peptides (or hydrolyzed collagen). BUT – There are two roadblocks that often get inRead more …