What’s Involved With Healthier Eating?

bigstock-Happy-little-girl-daydreaming--48280622 I remember when I was younger, being asked the old-age question, “What do you want to be when you grow up?”  One time, I remember my response being, “Well, if we were suddenly allowed to live on Mars, I would like to be the person that tells the earth dwellers what they would need in order to live on another planet.”

Not too long ago, I realized that I am doing exactly what I always wanted to do.  I teach people how to do things differently than the majority. I teach people how to eat differently than the majority, so that we do not succumb to the fate of so many of the chronically sick people around us.  I teach people about alternative care and the incredible ways in which chiropractors, cranial sacral therapists and osteopaths, homeopaths and the like can help families.  Recently, I started to do emotional healing work with children, using The Journey™ process, which involves the child getting into a spaceship and traveling, in their mind’s eye, to a part of their body.  There is not much of what I do that is ordinary and sometimes people, who do not know me well, do think I live on Mars.  What is interesting for me is that no matter how many years I delve into ‘the unknown’, I continue to remain grounded and very much part of life on earth.  I am a nutritionist, who still eats and enjoys what others are eating, in moderation, who has occasional alcoholic beverages and who would still rather do a realm of other things besides cooking.

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19 Signs Your Child Needs More Water

bigstock-Pint-Girl-2850853After air, water is the most important substance needed by the body.  Increasing your child’s filtered water consumption might be the first step you take in improving your child’s health, particularly your child’s digestion.  In this blog post, we’ll discuss the importance of water and 19 signs that your child needs to be drinking more of it.

The Tao of Detox by Daniel Reid explains the importance of water in this way, “Water is the element that extracts nutrients from food, transports them into the bloodstream and delivers them in solution into the cells for metabolism.  90 percent of the blood and 85 percent of the brain are water; even the bones contain 30 percent water.  Water is thus required for nourishment and the replenishment of vital fluids, as well as for detoxifying the blood and tissues and eliminating wastes (including candida!). “

Winning the Food Fight by Dr. Joey Shulman explains that water helps the body maintain a normal temperature and an acid/alkaline environment.  It also discusses water’s ability to relieve fatigue, asthma, allergies, crohn’s, colitis, irritable bowel syndrome, skin conditions and help with weight loss.  Water also provides necessary minerals.

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Probiotics – One of the Greatest Contributors to our Health

Good bacteria or probiotics is a subject that must be understood for you to maintain your health or that of your child but admittedly, rather a dull subject compared to some of my other posts…..

As a group, our children are the sickest youth in the history of the human species.  They are reacting to food and suffering from poor digestion, yeast problems, sensitivities and allergies like never before.  All of these epidemics have one root cause— a lack of good bacteria in their intestines, also known as dysbiosis.

The body is like a battlefield between good and bad bacteria.  Good bacteria promotes good health.  Too much bad bacteria causes infections and disease.  We need more good bacteria than bad to ward off health imbalances.  Lactobacillus acidophilus is the main strain of friendly bacteria in the body.  It is found in the mouth and intestines of men and women and in the birth canal of women.

Even Health Canada recognizes that good bacteria:

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Proper Nutrition – Key to the Twinkle in Our Eyes

close-up portrait big smiling little girl wiht blue eyesChildren are multi and extra sensory beings.  They see more than us, particularly the little things, like the worm struggling to get home after the rainstorm or the coin lost in the dirt on which you stepped.  They hear the sound of a train horn bellowing miles away.  They feel more than us; they yelp at the temperature of the water, telling you it’s too hot, when you thought the bath water was just right.  They taste the cilantro in the guacamole and ask you why it tastes funny.  They are wise and intuitive beyond belief.  You think they are this way, noticing these subtleties, with a twinkle in their eyes because the world is new to them.  Maybe that’s part of it.  But do you notice the adults with a twinkle in their eyes or those that laugh more than others?  They are small in number, but they do exist.  Those are the adults that have not lost their connection to the way life is supposed to be.

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