Slaying the food myths

A Book Every Parent Needs: Slaying The Food Myths

Nutrition today has become so confusing. It’s quite sad and unfortunate that parents have to weed through a forest of conflicting messages today to discover the truth about certain foods and their benefits to a healthy lifestyle. Food myths abound on the internet, where everyone is an expert regardless of their educational background.

The internet has become a world where “click bait” drives the traffic, and the real truths about food and nutrition get left on the wayside. I know people who are avoiding certain foods–like soy protein–that could actually help them because of a myth perpetuated on the internet. On the other hand, I know people indulging in certain foods with unproven health benefits that are actually causing them harm. It makes me angry sometimes.
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protecting our kids from food technology

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 that prevents browning. That’s the short version of how the Apeel technology actually works

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6 common questions about lactoferrin

The Answers to 6 Common Questions About Lactoferrin

What Exactly Is Lactoferrin?

Lactoferrin is an immune-supporting protein found in human milk, cow milk, and other fluids in the human body. When a baby is first born, the initial breastfeeding fluid is called colostrum. This colostrum contains up to seven times the amount of lactoferrin than what is found in the breast milk later on. Wowza! [1. “Lactoferrin”, WebMD.com, last accessed July 16, 2018. What is Lactoferrin?] A huge boost of immune support is given to the newborn breastfeeding baby. And as the mom continues to breastfeed, thebreast milk antibodies keep coming!
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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 many of them.

If they’re not all the same, are they all effective? Unfortunately, no. This is where you need to do your research.

How do you evaluate a probiotic that you might want to use with your kids? (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 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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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 habits. Transforming picky eaters is no small task, I assure you.

Is it worth the challenge to get your child to eat healthier?
You bet! (more…)

causes of teen acne

The Four Underlying Causes of Teen Acne

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. (more…)

calvin and hobbes cows milk

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 healthy.”  That’s what a lot of folks believe.

But are parents in the western world depending too much on this food product? (more…)