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“Failure to Thrive” May Be Caused by Foods & Inflammation

What is Failure to Thrive? I see clients with their young children who have been given a “Failure to Thrive” (FTT) diagnosis frequently in my office. “Failure to Thrive” (FTT) is the umbrella …
Recovery to a Healthy Heart

My Healthy Heart Part 3: Recovery is a long road (and I am impatient).

Surgery to close the hole in my heart was two months ago already. It’s hard to believe all of the things that have happened to my health this year. Sometimes I have to deeply reflect to let it a…
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My Healthy Heart Part 2: Tools for Holistic Healing

For part two of this series, I thought it might be helpful to share with you the resources and support I have leaned on these past few months to help get me through the medical challenge, both physica…
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My Healthy Heart Part 1: How Personal Medical Advocacy May Have Saved My Life (One Day)

Hello, Heart, I hardly knew you. Last November, I started feeling a fluttering, vibrating sensation in my chest/heart. I remember distinctly the first time I felt this sensation – I was sitting …
Healthy Detox While Breastfeeding

Yes, You Can Safely “Detox” If You are Breastfeeding – Here’s How

No one has told you this, but yes, you can safely embark upon a “detox” after giving birth – even if you are breastfeeding. Giving birth and becoming a new mother is one of the most exhausti…
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The 10 Biggest Pregnancy Nutrition Myths Examined and Debunked

It was easy when it was just you and your partner to feed. Doing things “pretty good” was good enough. And, if you ate too many take-out meals or bags of chips too many days in a row, you …
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Family Meals Foster Good Eating Habits

When something in an already jam-packed family schedule has to give, it’s easy to understand why family meals may be one of the first things to fall by the wayside! And yet, family meals are not onl…
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Snacking Strategies for Teenagers

You are a busy teenager. Between school, homework, activities and friends, it may feel like there’s no time for healthy eating. Boy is it tempting to go through the drive-through and grab a burger a…
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Keep Your Family Healthy During Cold & Flu Season

It’s that time of year – “Cold & Flu Season.” It seems the cooler it gets outside, the more coughs and colds start popping up. This is especially true if you are a family w…

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