For Moms Working At Home…

Most moms I know who are working from home put time into their “non-child related work” while the kids are napping or after the little tykes have gone to bed.  This seems like such a good idea in theory, but, I can tell you from experience, it’s quite difficult to achieve in practice. The deadlineContinue reading “For Moms Working At Home…”

Yay Breastfeeding!

If you are having any trouble breastfeeding please give us a call. We can refer you to excellent lactation consultants, suggest herbs for milk production, advise about mastitis, answer many questions about breastfeeding. Because… Did you know that… breastfeeding is a skill to learned by both mama and baby? It takes excellent instruction and practiceContinue reading “Yay Breastfeeding!”

Female Hormones Control your Bowels?

Yep.  Estrogen, progesterone, oxytocin, prolactin… All of these hormones affect our digestive systems.  So, certainly if a women comes to me with wonky digestion, we talk all about her hormones – how’s the menstrual cycle?  How was her digestive system during pregnancy?  How about when she was breast feeding?  What about during peri-menopause? In naturopathyContinue reading “Female Hormones Control your Bowels?”

Treats and Children’s Food Sensitivities

Often when I suggest to a family that a change in diet will likely help their child’s health concerns, the family feels worried that the child will feel deprived or upset about avoiding those foods – usually considered treats. Of course it depends on the kid, but honestly, I think that parents are more traumatizedContinue reading “Treats and Children’s Food Sensitivities”

6 Ways to Support Your Child’s Immune System and Help Prevent Nasty Infections

1.  Make great immune supporting food choices as a family.  Leafy green vegetables like kale, rapini, spinach, beet tops, swiss chard all have components that help the immune system.  Oranges, red, yellow and orange peppers, berries, plums – all of these are chock-a-block full of vitamins and minerals that help the immune system.  Lean meats,Continue reading “6 Ways to Support Your Child’s Immune System and Help Prevent Nasty Infections”

Sensitive Kids and Bug Bites

This post is about natural remedies to help with bug bites. Now, I’m sure you have noticed that bugs love to bite some people and  just leave others alone.  I don’t know the science or research behind it but I sure do know that having tons of bites stinks.  I’m one they loooooove to bite.Continue reading “Sensitive Kids and Bug Bites”

Sunscreen for Sensitive Children

If your child is sensitive, you’ll need to get creative with sunscreen. I have 2 kids. My older daughter has very fair, sensitive skin and is incredibly sensitive to textures. The second daughter, not so much. When it came time to put sunscreen on my first bundle of joy, we encountered some resistance. To putContinue reading “Sunscreen for Sensitive Children”

Kids’ Allergies and ADHD

Did you know that allergies could be the root cause of children’s trouble to make good behaviour choices? That is – tantrums and trouble listening… Over and over again I see children who are suffering with allergies misdiagnosed as having ADD or ADHD. Often kids who are dealing with allergies have fluid in their earsContinue reading “Kids’ Allergies and ADHD”

Spring Cleansing for Kids

Cleansing with Kids Cleansing works for kids too! Just like grown-ups, children are exposed to toxins all over the place. Human bodies are designed to break down and clear out toxins but, sometimes the body becomes overloaded. Children benefit tremendously in the short term from detoxing – clearer thinking, smoother digestion, stronger immune system, again,Continue reading “Spring Cleansing for Kids”

Solar panels on TDSB schools! Yay!

According to the Globe and Mail yesterday, approximately 450 schools will have their roofs repaired and fitted with solar panels by AMP Solar Limited.  At their peak the panels could produce up to 66 megawatts of green energy a year – enough to meet the needs of 6000 average Toronto households!  After the company recoversContinue reading “Solar panels on TDSB schools! Yay!”