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Living in the Present: Mindfulness

Mindfulness, or the practice or purposely focusing your attention on the present moment and accepting it without judgement, is a key element to overall wellness. Evidence finds that mindfulness techniques help relieve stress, regulate emotions, and improve well-being. Some people practice mindfulness through meditation, but we can cultivate mindfulness by simply focusing our attention on…

Kickstarting our Health: Immune and Energy Boosters

Are you feeling run down? Whether a busy time of year has caught up with you or you’re feeling under the weather, it’s normal to want to give your body a kickstart. Start with the BasicsOne item I count on every day for overall health is a high-quality multivitamin and mineral. Think of it as a safety net that covers all of the bases. A multi delivers the nutrients needed for energy…

​Filling in the Gaps in your Child’s Nutrition

Think about how fast kids grow and change from infancy through their teen years. Babies triple their weight in the first year. And up until puberty, children grow an average of two inches in height each year. For children to thrive, all of this growth depends on a solid nutritional foundation. Yet as any parent can tell you, kids can be picky eaters. How can mom and dad be sure that their lit…

Easy Ways to Sneak in Omega-3s for Kids

My mom was and still is the quintessential sneaky chef in our family. She was constantly altering recipes to make them healthier by substituting ingredients or adding brewer’s yeast without us ever knowing. She continues to sneak omega-3s, veggies, and other healthier options into her grandkids’ meals, which I am so grateful for. As for making sure our kid’s take in enough daily omega-3…

Happy Gut, Happy Kids: Probiotics

Whether we're trying to feed our kids healthy meals and snacks over the summer or throughout the school year, there are simple ways to make them even healthier... by “sneaking” in a daily dose of healthy, friendly gut-flora, a.k.a. probiotics. There is a great recipe book by Missy Chase Lepine, called The Sneaky Chef: Simple Strategies for Hiding Foods in Kids’ Favorite Meals. My mom is g…

​Welcome Baby! Give Baby a Head Start to a Healthy Life

What a wonderful experience it is to welcome a new life into the world. Every parent wants to give their precious infant the best possible start in life. Paying careful attention to nutrition is one way we can give our little ones the healthiest beginning. Breast milk (or formula) are excellent sources of nutrition for baby. There is one issue though. Breast feeding may not provide enoug…