Among advice-givers, opinions vary about starting baby on solids, including which first foods are best for baby. Ultimately, it’s up to parents to decide based their baby’s needs. But there are a few guidelines that can help you make that decision. According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, you can begin starting baby on solids at four to six months. Before this age, a baby’s tongue-pushing reflex that helps with … [Read more...] about My Best Tips When Starting Baby On Solids
Touted as a miracle food in 90’s, the hype around soy is still alive and well. While soy can be a good source protein for folks avoiding animal-based foods (and fermented soybean is an awesome source of vitamin K2), it also has a long list of reasons why you might want to avoid it. This list includes things like allergies, thyroid problems, PMS, and infertility. Before you drown your cereal in soy milk, order a soy latte, … [Read more...] about Three Reasons To Ditch Soy Products
While I've had two wonderful and successful homebirths, I truly believe that the best place to birth your baby is the place where you will feel the safest and most supported. But is homebirth safe? Let's clear up some confusion... When it comes to comfort, there's little argument that your home is more comfy than a hospital room. In a hospital, nothing is familiar. Within earshot there may be a group of nurses speaking to … [Read more...] about Is Home Birth Safe?
If you’re like me, you'd rather naturally fortify your kid’s diet with nutrient-rich foods rather than a supplement. The food over supplement rule may even apply to your wee one – when the vitamin K shot is offered within hours of birth. After all, doesn't breast milk have everything your baby needs? Not so fast. There's something called vitamin K deficiency. It can affect newborns. And it's life-threatening. The vitamin … [Read more...] about Is The Vitamin K Shot A Big Hoax?
On the recommendation of my holistic pediatrician, I first used colloidal silver to get rid of a lingering cough that was pestering my son. The fact that it worked – when my usual arsenal of herbs did not – drove me research colloidal silver uses and its safety, which you can read about here. Quick safety tips for colloidal silver When using colloidal silver, keep these precautions in mind: The smaller the silver … [Read more...] about 9 Smart Colloidal Silver Uses
Eat dirt much? Nah, I didn’t think so. Pasteurized food, sanitized hands, germ-free living spaces, and antibiotics for all the things – most folks don’t like dirt and are even afraid of it. Soil based probiotics come from dirt. But they’re not scary. In fact, they do a whole lotta good. What are soil based probiotics? Soil based probiotics contain microbes that come from – you guessed it – the soil. And even though these … [Read more...] about Soil Based Probiotics: Are They Right For You?
When are allergies at their worst? When plants are in bloom and when the leaves begin to change. Both spring and autumn are full of triggers that can lead to watery eyes and a runny nose. Fortunately, there’s no shortage of natural remedies for allergies. And for children and adults alike, healing often begins with the gut. Why do kids get allergies? Both allergies and asthma involve your kid’s immune system. While genetics … [Read more...] about 6 Natural Remedies For Allergies In Kids
Vitamin C supplements get plenty of play for being a key to good health. This is because vitamin C reduces the sickies associated with the cold and flu. My own family takes it for immune support. But are all sources of vitamin C created equal? The short answer is – NO. While the body absolutely needs vitamin C, where it comes from matters. Food vs. the lab? It probably won’t surprise you to learn that food is the safest … [Read more...] about Is Your Vitamin C Supplement Doing More Harm Than Good?
Do I have a kids multivitamin that I love? Not so much. I'm a big believer in serving nutrition on a plate – not in a pill. That said, there are a handful of kids supplements that should be in regular rotation. These three kids supplements will only do a body good. This is true for kids struggling with eczema, allergies, and mood swings. And it's true for kids that are already teeming with energy and vibrant health. Three … [Read more...] about 3 Kids Supplements That I Give To My Small Humans
Want to know how to get rid of eczema for good? As you may know, in my real-life clinical practice I see patients with eczema on a regular basis. Young and old. Breastfed and bottle-fed babies. Chronic, lifelong cases and red, itchy flare-ups that pop up out of nowhere. And I watch all of my patients improve. Through my practice and The Eczema Cure, I've gotten tons of feedback and questions. I've also learned even more … [Read more...] about Get Rid Of Eczema For Good
If high school isn't challenging enough – many teenagers must also deal with white heads, black heads, pustules, and old acne scars. While teenage acne is certainly normal, factors within your control may make it worse. This includes things like diet or finding ways to manage stress. The good news is that in spite of the surge of hormones that takes place during adolescence, there's a lot you and your teen can do to cure … [Read more...] about How To Get Rid Of Teenage Acne Without Drugs
Got diastasis recti? You know, abs that just can't seem to pull it together. After pregnancy, a round and protruding belly is common and you might even think it's natural. But what if that flabby, post-baby tummy is a sign that something is wrong? And what if diastasis recti treatment could reverse your postpartum belly? Quickie 101 on diastasis recti Diastasis recti describes the unnatural split of the abdominal muscles … [Read more...] about Diastasis Recti Treatment Your Tummy Will Love