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Health

  • Why Your Child Needs the Right Foods

     

    The stress of grocery shopping makes me want to hurl.  Meal planning and list making, week after week, and watching the money be sucked from me…  I dread it.  But another week is here, and our family of 6 needs fed.  I scour Pinterest for ideas.

    This is part of the problem.  There are too many options.  There are so many options that it becomes too overwhelming.  You give in and order pizza, for the second time this week.  You pull freezer meals out or grab a box of macaroni from the pantry.

    You can’t be perfect, trust me – I get it.  But we are basically poisoning our children (and ourselves) by living this way.

    It’s time to simplify.

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  • 10 Ways to Naturally Boost Your Little One’s Immune System

    As a mom, you not only have to keep yourself healthy, but you are responsible for your little one’s health as well.  While germs and illness are not completely avoidable, you can take preventative action by boosting the immune system to handle any incoming threats.

    If your little one is still an infant, and not eating solid foods yet, make sure that you breastfeed as often as possible and that you boost your immune system.  Keeping yourself healthy and strong will pass on all the right nutrients for baby to stay healthy and strong.  Your infant can take powdered probiotics and vitamin D3 drops to strengthen his immune system, but talk to your pediatrician about dosage and frequency.

    Nursing moms can boost baby’s immune system via breastmilk by taking Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Omega 3 Fatty Acid, and Probiotics regularly.  This of course will be paired with a whole foods diet full of leafy greens, garlic, ginger, fruits, vegetables, and all as organic as you can manage and plenty of exercise! (Choose your supplements wisely – they are not created equal!) Continue reading

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