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    When it comes to a child’s behaviour, food plays a big role. A balanced diet is important for proper brain growth and development, and while deficiencies in certain nutrients can affect a child’s mood and behaviour, keeping their blood sugar levels stable is equally important. When a child consumes a lot of high-carbohydrate and sugary foods, such as sweets, chocolate, pastries, ice cream, white bread, white rice and fruit juice, their blood sugar will spike.
  • Pregnancy, birth and the post-natal period are the most incredible times in a woman’s life. The conception, growth and birth of a new life is such a miracle and I believe every woman on earth should be honoured for the power she has during this time. However, for me, pregnancy was the beginning of what has now been a six-year journey with Hashimotos Thyroiditis. My first child was born at the end of 2016. After
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    Have you ever felt the effects of mild dehydration? Symptoms are typically headaches, lethargy, poor concentration and of course, feeling thirsty. We all know it’s important to stay hydrated, particularly during the summer when it’s hot. Children can suffer mild dehydration more easily than adults due to their activity levels, being distracted or not liking plain water.  Inadequate hydration can have serious negative effects. In children, it can lead to poor cognitive and emotional function.
  • My kids love baking.  Most parents I speak to tell me their kids love baking. Even picky eaters love baking, I wonder why that is?  Kids are naturally curious and love to explore colours and textures, even smells. They might not be as adventurous when it comes to tasting new things but that’s okay. They almost always will, on their own terms. Especially when they feel free and safe to explore.  Getting my kids involved
  • In my previous blog post about blood sugar, I wrote about why we need to be mindful of our blood sugar and its impact on our health. You can catch up on that here. But knowledge isn’t enough if we don’t put it into practice, right? In this post, I’ve highlighted five easy but effective ways to manage blood sugar all day. Incorporating these things into your day will help to avoid energy crashes and
  • Are you familiar with the “mid-afternoon slump?”  If you’ve never experienced this natural phenomenon and you have bounds of energy all day long, please feel free to skip this article! But if you often get to 2 pm and you feel you can barely make it through the afternoon without a nap, please read on. Symptoms like fatigue, feeling shaky or dizzy, palpitations, headaches and brain fog often categorise the mid-afternoon slump. But whether you’re
  • If there is one smell that brings back happy memories of my childhood, it’s the smell of wild garlic. It grows in abundance along the road by my childhood home and always reminds me of Spring. Wild garlic works brilliantly in soups and salads. It makes an amazing pesto and, during Spring, is one of the most versatile condiments in my kitchen. Pesto isn’t just for pasta, however. It also makes an amazing dip for
  • Pancakes are a staple in my house. With endless possibilities to add multiple nutrient-dense ingredients, they can make a nutritiously-complete meal. Pancakes are perfect if your child doesn’t eat a wide-variety of foods. It’s funny but no matter what I put in my pancakes, my kids will always eat them! I call these make-ahead pancakes because they serve a purpose when you don’t have time to make breakfast. But of course, you don’t have to
  • One thing I get asked a lot is, “What do I do if I don’t want to eat breakfast?” Breakfast is key for stabilising blood sugar but it doesn’t need to be much, as long as the primary components are protein and healthy fat. The timing of breakfast is also deeply personal (more on this later!). There is no right or wrong, it’s simply when it feels right for you. Carbohydrates, particularly refined carbs found
  • Sleep is vitally important for health but many of us aren’t getting nearly as much as we need. The years of raising young children can result in endless hours of lost sleep, a realisation that used to terrify me when I thought about my health. Not all children are bad sleepers from birth, but my first born certainly was. For the first two years of his life, he’d wake multiple times in the night, sometimes
  • Veganuary 2020 is set to be bigger than ever with over 350,000 people proposing to take part. Here are five reasons to give it a try; 1. For Your Health A healthy, plant-based diet emphasises nutrient-dense plant foods and limits or excludes animal products and processed foods. It encourages all vegetables (cooked or raw), fruits, beans, peas, lentils, soybeans, whole grains, seeds, and nuts. A plant-based diet encompasses vital nutrients which are abundant in colourful plant foods. These
  • I’ve been working for many months of this year on a new E-Book I’m thrilled to finally announce; The Ultimate AIP Roadmap, a Comprehensive Beginners Guide to Navigating Your Way Around the Autoimmune Protocol. The topic of autoimmunity is a particular passion of mine as autoimmune diseases have become much more common in recent years, greatly affecting everyday life but often going undiagnosed or ineffectively treated. I have an autoimmune thyroid condition myself, which I

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