Every conversation I have with someone who has a health concern or question leads up to diet. I simply cannot stress enough how foundational gut health is to overall health and expression of life. If you have skin issues, auto-immune issues, mental health issues, joint issues, fatigue issues, brain fog, immune issues, don’t poop at least twice a day with normal looking stools, low tolerance to … [Read more...] about Why Should I Change My Diet?
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I get this question all of the time. It’s scary when your kid stops pooping because it can lead to pain, holding, impaction, loss of motility, reabsorption of toxins and megacolon. Once a child starts to experience pain with pooping, it doesn’t take long for them to avoid further pain by “holding”. I’ve read all sorts of papers and articles about holding and the ‘experts’ will often proclaim it … [Read more...] about Help – My Kid is Constipated, What Can I Do?
I was recently asked about recommendations for kid-friendly snacks. In particular, snacks that kids can take to school. If you’re anything like me, it’s hard to be motivated every.single.day. to cook/bake/plan/prepare/clean/shop for the other humans that live in our houses because let’s be honest, house chef is just ONE of our daily duties. If we are in low motivation mode for long, we often … [Read more...] about Healthy and EASY Snack List
A great way to get some gut healing food in your child is to make gummies. These lemon gummies are super easy to make and provide a ton of nutritional goodness. Ingredients: ¾ cup Organic Lemonade ¼ cup Organic Lemon Juice 1 Tablespoon Xylitol (from Birch, not corn) *You could also use Stevia 5 Tablespoons Great Lakes Unflavored Gelatin Silicone candy mold The only silicon mold I … [Read more...] about Guilt Free Lemon Gummies
These cookies are seriously good. And if you are transitioning to a grain-free diet, it's a great "treat" to offer the kids (or adults) who aren't fully convinced that grain-free is what they need. If you make these per the recipe, they'll be very soft which is great if you love soft cookies. If you need something with a bit more crunch, I suggest putting them in a dehydrator for a bit to bring … [Read more...] about Avocado Banana Chocolate Cookies! ~ From Paleo Leap
If you have a kid - chances are they love chicken nuggets. The chances are also high those nuggets are made with ingredients that are not so great for the gut, the nervous system and the immune system. Have no fear - here's a great recipe for making your own delicious nuggets that your kids will love. It's a new kind of GF/CF - Grain Free/Crap Free :) I make up a large batch of the … [Read more...] about Almond Flour Chicken Nuggets