Top 3 Ingredients to Get Out of Your Family's Diet

Top 3 Ingredients to Get Out of Your Family's Diet

What can I immediately do to help make my family healthier?

This is an excellent question and one I hear a lot.  This is all about reading ingredients labels.  I can’t stress enough the importance of reading labels.  Here are the top 3 red flag ingredients to get out of your family's diet now. 

19 Ways to Create an Anti-Cancer Body

19 Ways to Create an Anti-Cancer Body

One of the cancer lectures I went to was on how to use selected nutriceuticals, phytochemicals and functional foods to influence tumor suppression and tumor promoter genes.  Wow.  It was super interesting and I was happy to see many medical professionals in the room.  I had the pleasure of sitting next to this amazing pediatric oncologist who told me she has seen a rise in children’s cancer over the last couple of decades.  In fact, she was currently treating a newborn that had brain cancer.  WHAT?!?!?!  I knew right there and then that I had to write this blog post and share it with more then just my friends! 

What Every Parent Should Know About Pesticides and Their Children

What Every Parent Should Know About Pesticides and Their Children

When I was in school I had to write my final paper on cancer prevention through diet.  WOW!  I'm so grateful I was given that assignment.  It opened my eyes and really changed the way my family eats.  Before being fully educated on the topic, I would buy organic here and there and just thought I was doing "the right thing".  But I really didn't understand the bigger picture.  

Attention Moms! The Yucky Seven Non-Food Items Pregnant Women and Kids Should Avoid

Attention Moms!  The Yucky Seven Non-Food Items Pregnant Women and Kids Should Avoid

These non-food items have been labeled by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration as “Generally Recognized as Safe” (GRAS).  But they have not been found to be 100% safe for you or your developing baby/child.

Little Known Ways To Deal With Your Child's Eczema

Little Known Ways To Deal With Your Child's Eczema

It seems like I have been hearing a lot about eczema lately.  Just in the last week I have had 3 moms ask me about eczema and if I knew anything about it.  I'm not a doctor and of course, I always suggest they speak to one about their child's symptoms.

When I was a kid, I had eczema and I can still remember how itchy I was.  My mom took me to the doctor and....

Guess How Many Pounds Of Sugar The Average American Eats a Year? It will Surprise You!

Guess How Many Pounds Of Sugar The Average American Eats a Year? It will Surprise You!

Did you know that when Napoleon was emperor, he and his royal court used refined sugar that was made from beets, as the royal DRUG of choice? Yes, they used it as a drug! Huh… sugar a drug? Can that be?? 

In the 1800's the average American consumed 12 lbs. of sugar a year. By 1975 due to refined-food industry the average American went from...

 

Attention! Are You & Your Kids Eating Dessert Cereal For Breakfast?

Attention! Are You & Your Kids Eating Dessert Cereal For Breakfast?

Would you give your child dessert for breakfast?? Unfortunately, a lot of parents are serving their kids dessert for breakfast unintentionally.  Even many adults think that they are eating "healthy cereals" when in fact they may be eating "junk cereals." 

9 Reasons Why You & Your Child Need Water

9 Reasons Why You & Your Child Need Water

Water is essential for nearly every function in your body and here are 9 reasons why you need to drink more water:

  1. Water helps you digest your food and transport nutrients throughout your body.

  2. Water helps get all the "junk" or toxins out of your body.  When you pee we get rid of uric acid, urea, and lactic acid.  When you poop, you get rid of all kinds of "stuff", I know, TMI!

  3. Water carries oxygen to cells throughout your body.  

How To Boost Your Baby's/Child's Immune System For Life

How To Boost Your Baby's/Child's Immune System For Life

It's extremely important that you have healthy bacteria (flora) in your gut so that your baby can get off to the best start.  Why you ask?  Since 1900 it was thought that when a baby is born, his/her gut is sterile, bacteria-free. During labor...

The Immune Boosting Blueberry-Cherry Smoothie aka Booberry Smoothie

The Immune Boosting Blueberry-Cherry Smoothie aka Booberry Smoothie

Halloween is almost here and that also means the cold and flu season is right around the corner!  That means it's time to boost your immune system.  

I just had my little nieces over for a pre-Halloween party and we had a blast!  We made Halloween wreaths, told scary ghost stories, had delicious Halloween themed foods, scary music and a sleep over.  They love, love, love smoothies.  So when they woke up Sunday morning,  I whipped up this yummy and nutritious blueberry and cherry smoothie.