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Food, Fats, and Fungus – Episode 23

May 7, 2014 – Jill Tappert and Tasmin Cordie, DC The Three F’s of Kid Behavior: Food, Fats, and Fungus with Judy Converse, MPH, RD, LD View on Amazon.com Children and teens today face enormous struggles just to learn, play, socialize, or comply with simple requests. Estimates range from six to forty percent of our kids using stimulant or other psychotropic medications in America
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Kresser on Food – Episode 21

April 23, 2014 — Chris Kresser, MS, LAc with Kelly Brogan, MD View on Amazon.com Women are in crisis, and our children are following suit. What if there were a simple solution to infertility, poor obstetrical outcomes, and chronic disease in our kids? What if we could leverage the transformative power of nutrition to right these wrongs? Kelly Brogan grabs “health detective” and food
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Food Stress. I’ve Lost My Appetite!

by Alison MacNeil Cooking dinner in my house is about as stressful as putting together two pieces of flat-pack Ikea furniture with my husband, hungover, on a deadline, with the kids milling about. And the sad part is… I used to love to cook. We have four people and four different diets going at my house. I am Paleo, my husband is dairy-free, my
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Kids, Allergies, and Food – Episode 20

April 16, 2014 — Robyn O’Brien with Louise Kuo Habakus If you already eat organic, avoid GMOs, and grow your own veggies, maybe you think you don’t need to read this book. Think again. The truth about our food supply is every bit as bad as you think. No, I stand corrected. It’s worse. In 2009, Robyn O’Brien published her landmark book, The Unhealthy
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The Paleo Mom on Autoimmunity – Episode 19

April 9, 2014 — Sarah Ballantyne, PhD with Kelly Brogan, MD View on Amazon.com This week’s show features The PaleoMom’s extraordinary healing story. It started in earnest after her second child was born. Sarah was morbidly obese and suffering from a shocking list of diseases, including severe skin disorders, arthritis, asthma, irritable bowel syndrome, acid reflux, migraines, anxiety. She lost 120 pounds and became
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GM Food: Failed Promises, Toxic Impacts – Part 2

by Laura Hayes, Guest Blogger for Fearless Parent Second in a series of two articles (Part 1) Yesterday, in Part 1, I covered some of the impacts (none of them positive) of GE farming and Roundup (glyphosate) use on seeds and crops. Today, I am going to cover what I learned from third generation Iowa farmer Howard Vlieger about how they are affecting both
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GM Food: Failed Promises, Toxic Impacts – Part 1

by Laura Hayes, Guest Blogger for Fearless Parent First in a series of two articles (Part 2) I have a new friend. His name is Howard Vlieger, and he is a third generation Iowa farmer. I started asking him questions about the food I buy in the grocery store to feed my family. Yikes! Much of the knowledge Howard possesses can only be fully
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Meat Me, a Former Vegetarian

by Valeri Sewald There I was, eight coolers filled to the brim with ‘the goods,’ crossing state lines. It wasn’t an illegal pickup, but one almost just as alarming for a former vegetarian. I was transporting a quarter ton of various meat products, including sausage, beef, turkey, pork, and poultry, in my car. It was my turn in our co-op rotation to make the
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Halloween Candy Conundrum

by Judy Converse, MPH, RD, LD Your kids are bouncing around with excitement. School activities are over-the-top Halloween focused. Back in the day At the risk of sounding like a real curmudgeon, I will say that nobody had costume parades, Halloween parties, or spooky extra treats in my 1960s elementary school days. Sure, we made pumpkin art projects that got pasted around the classroom,
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Dear Class Moms… What I Want You To Know

By Kelly Brogan, MD, ABIHM Dear Class Moms: It was great to see all of your smiling faces at last week’s potluck. There’s nothing quite like connecting over the shared mission of motherhood – of working so hard to grow healthy, happy kids at a time where the guidelines of parenting have become so complex and convoluted. We all want the best for our
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