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Protecting Your Kids From The Latest Advances in Food Technology

Alas, a new food technology has come on the scene and is awakening the debate about GMO’s. No surprise there. The newest advance has to do with improvements in global food transport and lengthening the shelf life of produce. Fresh fruits and veggies can now have a longer shelf life due to a special coating… Read More

How To Evaluate A Child’s Probiotic: Digestive Advantage Probiotic Gummies

Probiotics for kids abound in our grocery store shelves and foods today. We are finally waking up to the importance of our gut health, and the food industry and supplement manufacturers are happy to respond with childs probiotic products. Are all probiotic products for kids the same? Certainly not, or there would not be so… Read More

Ground Rules for good eating

Our Family’s Ground Rules for Good Eating

Good eating habits don’t happen by accident. In fact, when young children are left to choose food for themselves, the choices will always be high in sugar, fat or salt. Good eating habits must be taught from a young age if they are to stick when they’re teenagers. All children will naturally become what we… Read More

Parenting Tips for Transforming Picky Eaters

Parenting Tips for Transforming Picky Eaters

I spoke with yet another parent about their picky eater and their growing digestion problems. In fact, I often speak with parents of picky eaters, because these kids commonly have health issues that simply don’t go away. The only way to turn around your picky eater’s health challenges, is to first turn around their eating… Read More

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Kids Drinking Cow’s Milk–Should We Be Concerned?

When you ask parents where their kids are getting their calcium and vitamin-D, you almost always will get “cow’s milk” as an answer.  Thanks to marketing and advertising over the years, most parents believe that this is the best way for their kids to get these nutrients.  “They must drink milk every day to be… Read More

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How To Bake With Shaklee Protein

We supplement daily with Shaklee protein for numerous reasons, including added energy, avoidance of mid-day blood sugar drops, their high quality standards, and all the proven health benefits of soy. I have also grown to love the versatility and variety of the Shaklee protein line. They have several different types of protein–some with or without… Read More

The Low Birth Weight Force Multiplier

Here you are, a young mom expecting your first baby. You’re excited and eager to meet this little person growing inside of you. You may even be trying to adjust your lifestyle to be a bit healthier than normal. Or you may be puking your guts out, trying to keep any amount of food down… Read More

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Soy Isolate Done Right Part 4: Why Most Soy Companies Fall Silent

When I decided to do this series on soy protein processing methods, calling soy companies and manufacturers became a natural response.  I wanted to see for myself–and to show others–what processing methods other companies were using.  Did soy companies even know where their soy protein was coming from and how it was processed? For this series I chose… Read More

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Soy Isolate Done Right Part 3: Soy Protein Processing Steps

In the first post of this soy series, I discussed why the processing of the soy isolate matters. Then I dove into how the soybean is grown. Now I transition to sharing what happens to get the soybean into your protein shake. What are the necessary steps? Why do these steps matter to your health? Soy Protein… Read More

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Soy Isolate Done Right Part 2: Is Non-GMO Enough?

In my first post, I talked about why the processing of soy isolate matters to our health. Now I turn my attention to the first step in the processing with how the soybean is grown. The differences in soy isolate protein begin with the growth of the seed. Soy Bean Growth: GMO, Non-GMO, and IPP Soy… Read More