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 label as “picky eaters” if they are not taught otherwise. Don’t all young toddlers refuse veggies at some point? What will you do when your new eater attempts to do the same thing?
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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 habits. Transforming picky eaters is no small task, I assure you.
Is it worth the challenge to get your child to eat healthier?
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In order to find an effective long-term solution to teen acne, it’s important to understand the underlying cause of it. As you’ll see, the causes of teen acne can vary based on person and stage of life. What may cause your teenager acne right now, may not be what will cause it in the future. Seasons can change. Our body’s needs can change as well. [click to continue…]
Tummy aches and nausea happen quite often in childhood. That’s a fact. Kids are presented with a lot of junk food, candy-coated options now a days. Combine those options with very little self control, and you can end up with a big stomach ache. Stomach soothing herbal remedies can be your child’s quick ticket back to the land of peace! [click to continue…]
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 healthy.” That’s what a lot of folks believe.
But are parents in the western world depending too much on this food product? [click to continue…]
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 natural sweeteners and flavors. This variety makes them easy to add to your baking recipes or shakes. [click to continue…]
An inordinate amount of kids today struggle with learning challenges. ADD, ADHD, and Autism have all been on the rise in the last few decades. While medication still remains the most common prescription, it comes with a bunch of unwanted side effects and tends to make the problem worse in the long run.
The great news is that nutrition remedies for learning challenges can prove very successful. And these only come with side benefits! There are many things you can do at home for your child that can aid their learning this year. Try some or all of the ideas below. [click to continue…]
My family loves muffins, and I have made a slew of different recipes over the years. But on busy school mornings, I don’t have time to get fancy. I need something healthy–though less daunting–that I can mix together fast.
Make this mix ahead of time and bake quick healthy muffins on school mornings!
I wanted a muffin mix recipe that had more healthy protein, my own choice of flour, and no sugar or artificial ingredients. [click to continue…]
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. Either way, you’re probably not thinking about low birth weight issues at this point. You’re just trying to make it through the first trimester.
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Some of you may know that I recently purchased the bible on Italian cooking, The Silver Spoon New Edition. This is, by far, the largest cookbook I’ve ever owned and one of the most valuable. The Italian recipes come straight from the Italian mommas in Italy themselves. You can’t get anymore authentic than that.
So, every week, I’ve been incorporating one new recipe from this book into my meal plan. And, so far, we have not been disappointed. [click to continue…]