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    Starting Solids Without White Rice Cereal?

      I’m sure most of you are familiar with Dr. Greene’s White Out Campaign.  Rice cereal is commonly given to infants as their first food.  Unfortunately this is still suggested by many well meaning individuals, even though there is an overwhelming amount of evidence that rice cereal should never been consumed and particularly should not […] Read full story

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    Birth Plan Considerations

      Preparing for baby can be so exciting.  Take some time during your pregnancy to plan for your labor and delivery.  It’s helpful to remember that everything may not go exactly “as planned,” but it’s important to have a clear idea of your priorities and preferences well before the big day.  Below are some options […] Read full story

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    Back to School: Natural Solutions for Staying Well

      Summer is over!  Kids are back in school…which means everyone is going to get sick.  Right?!  It doesn’t have to be – remember that not everyone that is exposed to an illness will become sick. Here are some great tips to give your family the best chance for staying healthy this year. Hand Washing Most […] Read full story

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    Where Is Sugar Hiding in Your Kids’ Food?

    Soda and candy are packed full of sugar — we know this. But what everyday foods are also sugar culprits? Do you really know how much sugar is hiding in the foods your kids eat? There are more than 50 names for sugar and you can spot many of them on the labels of soup, […] Read full story

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    7 Foods That Don’t Belong in Your Child’s Lunch Box

    They’re quick and convenient — gold for busy parents. And they’re salty, sweet or a tempting orange cheesy color — so tempting for kids. Lunch box snacks make their way into many school kids’ lunches every day, and yet these processed foods are not good for growing bodies. Food manufacturers aren’t making it an easier, […] Read full story

  • Teen girl looking at a menu in a restaurant

    Once You See It, You Can’t Unsee It: A Case for Calories on Menus

    My favorite Starbucks latte has 260 calories.  The Asian sesame chicken salad, which seems like a healthy option at the sandwich place that’s such an easy lunch stop, has 420 calories. And the fries I love to splurge on with my kids? A small fries rings in at 300 calories. And a quick bagel from […] Read full story

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    Should Kids Count Calories?

    As adults, we might be very focused on exactly how many steps we take each day, can rattle off how many fat grams are in the food on our dinner plate, and how long we have to gut it out in spin class before we feel OK enjoying dessert. But the moment we hear a […] Read full story

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    Move It, Move It: How to Be Sure Your Kids Are Active Enough

    With school, clarinet practice, a bit of screen time and all that homework, your kids’ after-school schedule might feel pretty packed. Now consider that children need one full hour of physical activity every day – overwhelming, huh? With limited recess times and gym-class cuts, not all children will get enough activity during the school day. […] Read full story

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    3 Ways to Promote Healthy Eating for Life (Plus a Few Bonus Tips!)

      Kids are awesome. They love to explore and learn and by the age of 3, they are always asking “why?”. This presents a great opportunity to teach them about food and nutrition – and to set a foundation of healthy eating for life! This doesn’t mean pursuing perfection. The fact is that between playdates, […] Read full story

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    Cow Milk Intolerance: What parents should know

        As a mom and naturopathic doctor who is passionate about nutrition and wellness, I love introducing my children to healthy new foods. But both at home and in my practice, I have seen first-hand the effects of food intolerances, which can present with symptoms including rashes, digestive discomfort and chronic congestion. As a […] Read full story