Healthy Fats for Hyperactivity

What your kid’s brain needs for optimum cognitive function Your brain is the fattest organ in your body. It is made up of mostly fat and water and it needs fat to thrive. Even the nerves that leave your brain and travel to the rest of your body are covered in a lovely lining of […]

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Autism and Nutrition

Like all children, children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) need to eat well to have the nutrients that they need to grow, learn, and develop. Every child with ASD has a different personality and set of abilities that may affect what and how much they eat. Children with ASD may be more sensitive to the […]

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Healthy Food for Fertility

Food For Thought: How does weight impact my fertility? Roughly 16% (or 1 in 6) couples in Canada struggle with infertility. That number has doubled since the 1980’s. While couples can’t control all of the causes of infertility, they can control their diets. Diet and weight management for both partners can have a significant impact […]

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Healthy Breakfast Habits for Kids (& Adults too!)

We all know that eating a nutritious breakfast is crucial for maintaining health and energy in kids and adults alike. Breakfast improves cognitive functioning, leads to healthier food choices throughout the day, and refuels the body. A well-nourished child is ready to learn. Need more convincing? Children who eat a nutritious breakfast have better overall […]

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Picky Eaters vs. Problem Feeders

I spend a lot of time talking about picky eating and many parents consider one or more of their kids to be a so-called “Picky Eater”.  But what does that really mean? Does a child that is refusing several vegetables fall into the same category as child literally gagging at the site of food? Not usually. […]

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Picky Eating Savvy

People ask me all the time, “Why doesn’t my kid eat?”.  Most of you know how frustrating meal time can be when you try something new or worse when you serve something they’ve eaten before and then refuse to eat! Most kids will do this occasionally, but for some, it is a way of life. […]

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Reflux in Infants

Reflux (or Gastroesophageal Reflux Disorder / GERD) is a shockingly common diagnosis in infants.  There is a lot of controversy surrounding the diagnosis and treatment of this condition in this special population.  My task here is not to fuel that fire, tell parents what choice is best for their specific situation, or replace medical advice. […]

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