Food sensitives can make going back to school challenging for parents, teachers and kiddos. Many parents take precautions if their child has been told by a pediatrician or health practitioner to stay away from particular foods. However, if a child doesn’t have anaphylaxis or break out in hives, it can be hard for many parents and school administrators to consider food damaging to your child’s health. You need precautions in place to make sure your child is safe and healthy during the school year.
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It’s that time of year again, back to school and back to schedules, homework and often stress. Before the first bell rings, there are some very important things to be in place to insure a successful transition back to class. Preparing for these things in advance can contribute to a positive and productive school experience for most children. » Read more..
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Mornings can be madness, but if you make a morning routine now, before the first day of school, they can be a whole lot easier. Making sure the kids are out the door with breakfast in their bellies, homework in their backpacks and their teeth brushed should be an Olympic event. It takes planning and practice to make morning routines run smoothly. » Read more..
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Vegan and vegetarian protein sources can sometimes be challenging to find and incorporate into a healthy diet. Protein is essential to your diet even if you are vegan or vegetarian. It can be hard for many vegan and vegetarian folks (even carnivores, at times) to get enough protein in their diet. Protein is essential, your brain needs the amino acids in order to function optimally. » Read more..
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You may be taking a daily probiotic or have been interested in the idea of taking one for a while. But do you know why probiotics are so important to your body and brain chemistry? A healthy gut leads to a healthy brain, without the right bacteria your body can’t process the vital nutrients from food or supplements. Probiotics help us keep the good bacteria in our bodies and increase our health. In fact, research has shown that taking probiotics can help fight cancer, colds, constipation, and mental health issues. » Read more..
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What are real serving sizes these days? That salad that looks like it has more spinach than Popeye could handle may not be cutting it when it comes to your daily intake of fruits and vegetables. Nutrients from fruits and vegetables are extremely important for overall health and size matters. The problem is many resources are unclear when it comes to what constitutes a real serving size. I recently began the quest to get more fruits and vegetables into my diet. But, even with a strong nutrition background, I found myself questioning if I was getting enough. I too was confused about what really counts as a serving size. » Read more..
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GABA, Gamma-Amino Butyric Acid, is an amino acid which acts as a neurotransmitter in the central nervous system. GABA allows us to feel calm, peaceful, relaxed throughout the day and sleepy at bedtime. It is also essential for handling stress and coping with life’s ups and downs. » Read more..
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By Emily Roberts MA, LPC
There is a tremendous amount of research that shows how mindfulness is helpful for children and many adults. Mindfulness is paramount in helping children and adults relax get get in their bodies. It has been shown to reduce stress and anxiety as well as help support the Central Nervous System. It doesn’t have to be a daily mediation or yoga practice, but a few mindful minutes a day can help you and your child get calm and focused. » Read more..
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There are apps for everything these days. This includes helping your child calm down and learn skills to improve their behavior or manage intense emotions. Sometimes a little help is at the tip of our fingers, and can help you child better fast. Here are five apps to download now to help your child through his or her day or alleviate some of life’s stressful moments. » Read more..
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If you are a parent you need to get your hands on these new books. We love these three powerful books you and your family can benefit from. Bloom Parenting, Express Yourself and the Mindful Teen are remarkable reads to help you and your children feel their best. We are proud to be apart of Bloom parenting and our therapist Emily Roberts wrote Express Yourself. These books will changes lives so get your hands on them before they sell out! » Read more..
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