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5 Things to Avoid in Your Child’s Diet | behavior

Hey guys,

Does your child have a pattern of bad behavior in school or home? Have you ever thought about how your child is feeling on the inside? Yes, I fully understand that rules should be followed and adults are to be respected. However, what if there really is a chemical imbalance from your child’s diet making it more difficult to do what they know is right? The impulsivity, disruptions, inattentiveness, argumentation, and even temper tantrums don’t just come out of nowhere. Of course, we all have our days. Maybe they just didn’t feel like following that particular direction. This is more so for the parents who are often being contacted about their behaviors at school or even if your children don’t respond to you the way that you believe they should, at home. OR, maybe you’re just curious about how to improve your child’s diet. Either way, I can help. Continue Reading

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Be the change.

2016.

We are at war. However, I am often hearing about and seeing people on social media belittle and argue with others because they aren’t “speaking out” in ways that they feel they should. Everyone was placed on this earth for a specific reason. I know for a fact that the reason you were put here was not to make this situation worse. Because truth be told, deleting friends because they said something to offend you is contributing to the problem. Educate them. Talk to them. Unification. Maybe there is something you can say to actually open their eyes that love is the answer. Continue Reading

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Are you obsessed with coffee, energy drinks, and soda? | caffeine

I can’t seem to count the number of times, daily, that I observe my peers and friends on social media making habits out of morning coffee shop visits for (for example) a caramel frap accompanied by a bagel smothered in cream cheese or “breakfast” cake, or donut, to start their day. Caffeine and sugar for breakfast? Interesting.

STOP. Right. There. Continue Reading

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“I Don’t Know What To Eat” | fuel

“Vintage cars tend to be gas guzzlers, but human oldies are the opposite.”

Adriana Barton

Since we need less “fuel” as we age, it is highly imperative that we are seriously considering everything we consume, as everything plays an important role. Although it is never too early to begin taking our nutrition seriously, as we get older we must pay closer attention! I am using the words “as we get older”, simply because the article I am citing (via the quote above) is focusing on those 51+; HOWEVER, I am 26, and already on this train. Continue Reading

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Parents: everything you thought was good is wrong | toxic

Why are these foods/drinks toxic?

IN SUMMARY:

  • Apple Juice: 160 calories per serving
    • you shouldn’t ever make a habit out of drinking your calories
    • bad for teeth
    • full of sugar = appetite spoiler = they won’t want to eat real food with the nutrients their body needs; this leads to malnutrition
  • Canned Tuna:
    • chunk light vs albacore
    • albacore tuna is high in mercury (toxic to nervous system)
  • Fruit Snacks (SUGAR!!!)
    • it’s candy! period
    • artificial colors
    • 100% fruit snacks also (candy!)
  • Honey
    • only after age 2
    • bad for digestion before age 2
  • Frozen foods (pizza rolls, mozzarella sticks, etc)
    • processed
    • artificial
    • sodium-refined
    • NOT GOOD
  • Dipping Sauces (SUGAR!)
    • artificial ingredients
    • added sugar
    • portion the sauce out for them
    • dilute it
    • OR create your own dipping sauce

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Farmer’s Market Advantages | healthy

Has anyone ever told you that supporting your local farmer’s market is very beneficial for all involved parties (you & them!)? Let me explain:

  • Shop with the season! (foods are seasonal – so if you are keeping up with which foods are in season, you will more than likely end up SAVING money)
  • Foods at your local farmer’s market don’t have to travel far; in other words, they are given a more natural and true opportunity to ripen the natural way instead of being shipped all over for weeks at a time and being injected to remain fresh
  • My last point leads me to this: majority of food at your local farmer’s market is minimally processed because its travel time is minimal

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Salad in a Jar! | mason

Hello wonderful people :)

This is one of my favorite creations, ever. There are so many variations of a mason jar salad that can be created. It is a great way to integrate a little bit of every food group in one meal. Not to mention, it’s delicious! Don’t debate me.

I’ve made these a million times, and a million different ways. Just sharing one!

The most important thing to be informed about is the layering! If you take a look, the salad dressing is on the bottom. This is so that when the salad is dumped into a bowl, the dressing would be on top! And vice versa for the spinach (or whichever form of “salad” you choose (spinach, spring mix, lettuce, kale, etc). Continue Reading