Seven Tips for Helping your Baby Sleep

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I have been a pediatric sleep counselor for almost 4 years, and during that time I have been asked many times, “what is the secret to getting babies to sleep?”   Of course, there is no ONE secret. Teaching a …

Staying Healthy this Cold & Flu Season II

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Part 2: Supplements   There are a number of preventative measures you can take to stay healthy this cold & flu season. This is the second in a three part series looking at foods, supplements, and lifestyle strategies you can incorporate …

The Real Reason Sugar Causes Cavities

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How Sugar Really Affects Your Child   Ask any dentist or parent why sugar is bad for teeth and they’ll say the sugar eats away at the enamel allowing bacteria to take hold and burrow away at the teeth.  The …

Fall Back to Standard Time Again!

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Fall is here, the weather is cooling, the leaves are turning to brilliant browns and reds, and in some places the snow is already falling.   This must mean one thing: summer is over and the sad end of daylight …

Pumpkin Pie with a Cranberry Glaze

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Makes one 9” deep dish pie     This is a delicious pumpkin pie recipe that I have perfected over the years.  All your to enjoy this holiday season!                 For the crust: …

Who Give the Best Nutrition Advice?

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This article was recently published in the Chicago Times. It was apparently also published in the LA Times: http://www.latimes.com/topic/ct-met-nutrition-advice-20130128,0,5576483,full.story.   I find it an interesting evaluation of the rift in the field of nutrition. There are all sorts of people …

A New Take on the Role of Cortisol in Pediatric Sleep

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When most people hear the words ‘cortisol’ and ‘infant/child sleep’ in the same sentence the typical thought is that sleep training causes the baby’s system to flood with cortisol and it’s dangerous to baby. But the reality may be a …

Green Pastures Product Information

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Green Pasture Blue Ice Fermented Cod Liver Oil is a high vitamin fermented cod liver oil that has been extracted without heat. It is rich in nutrients and vitamins A, D, E and K. Because fermentation does not use heat, …

How to Take Fermented Cod Liver Oil

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Let’s be perfectly honest. Cod liver oil does not taste good. Fermenting it doesn’t make matters better.   But it’s so good for you that in my book this is NOT a reason to avoid it! My kids have been …

Cultured Apple Butter

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  Ingredients: 5-7 apples 2 tbls raw honey 1 teaspoon cinnamon ½ tspn cloves ¼ tspn nutmeg 1 tbls fresh grated ginger OR ½ teaspoon ground ginger 2/3 cup water 2 tbls of homemade whey* ½ teaspoon sea salt   …