Lots of kids in clinic and yes, food and children's behaviour is a topic I must talk about this week. They are our next generation and I owe it to them as an advocate to get the information right and help parents help them with their food choices to moderate their behaviour naturally.
Our food has changed so drastically in the last few decades it is no wonder that food-related behavior and learning problems in children are increasing. Contrary to what many parents think, additives - more importantly than just sugar - are to blame for behavior problems. Reactions are related to dose, so the more additives children eat, the more likely they are to be affected.
Additives are now used widely in foods such as bread, butter, crackers, yogurt, juice and muesli bars as well as in junk food. Parents who say ‘we eat healthy food’ are generally shocked to find that their children can be consuming 20 additives or more per day.
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According to Dr. Datis Kharrazian, 90% of people with hypothyroidism have Hashimoto’s, an autoimmune hypothyroid condition, whereby the immune system attacks thyroid tissue. Therefore, to cure thyroid disease, or any autoimmune condition, you have to get to the source of the imbalance; focusing on suppression of symptoms with medication is simply barking up the wrong tree.
Your Dietary Defense
Making dietary changes is your first line of defense in treating hypothyroidism. Many people with hypothyroidism experience crippling fatigue and brain fog, which prompts reaching for non-nutritional forms of energy like sugar and caffeine. I’ve dubbed these rascals the terrible twosome, as they can burn out your thyroid (and destabilize blood sugar).
1. Just say no to the dietary bungee cord. Greatly reduce or eliminate caffeine and sugar, including refined carbohydrates like flour, which the body treats like sugar. Make grain-based carboh...
Most packaged bars have a lot of refined sugar and added nasties for preservation as well as to increase the taste of the product so it becomes addictive.
Mums are always looking for a snack to add to their children's lunch boxes, a treat for after school or after extra curricular activities. Well don't stop at the kids....These Muesli bars are packed with goodness for everyone to enjoy. In fact they will have your skin shining in no time. With Easter around the corner, this week I'll post some of my famous healthy treats.
Makes: 12 bars
Prep time: 50 mins, including refrigeration
1/2 cup almonds
1/2 cup pistachios
1 cup pumpkin seeds
1/2 cup white cooked quinoa
1 cup shredded coconut
1/2 cup sunflower seeds
1/4 cup chia seeds
20 fresh Medjool dates, pitted (they pit easily when left in water for a few minutes)
6 tbsp coconut oil, melted
4 tbsp raw cacao powder
1 tsp organic vanilla extract
2 tbsp raw honey
1/2 cup rolled oats
1/3 cup dried cranberries or goji berries
Infertility is an alarming modern epidemic affecting more couples than ever. 1 out of 6 couples today experience difficulty falling pregnant. What was once seen as a woman's problem is now known to affect men equally.
10 Strategies You Can Immediately Implement to Treat Infertility and Boost Fertility Naturally
The natural approach to treating infertility solves the root causes of infertility, by addressing all body systems, rather than just focusing solely on the reproductive system.
Many couples who can't become pregnant suffer from a combination of sub-clinical conditions. These conditions can't cause infertility on their own but -- in combination -- they can substantially reduce a couple's probability of conceiving.
For example; a gluten intolerance alone cannot cause infertility; however, the resulting inflammation in the gut can minimize your nutrient absorption and lead to deficiencies in nutrients you need for optimal sperm, egg and hormone production and a healthy pregnancy. Expos...