Category Archive for: ‘Diet’

Foods That Heal

One of the simplest ways to help keep inflammation, infection, food sensitivity, and mood swings at bay is to add healing herbs and spices to your family’s diet. This is a great option because most recipes already call for some variety of herbs and spices, and it’s simple to add more once you know the flavors involved. Some of the most common and ‘everyday’ kitchen ingredients actually have the power ot help heal, and it can be a real treat to learn about which of your favorites adds healing power to your life! This week, I thought it would be Read More

Take it Away – A 3 Part Series on Elimination Diet (Part 1)

Many of you may have heard of the  Elimination Diet before, especially if you, your child, or someone you know suffers from allergies or food sensitivities. The Elimination Diet is an effective and low-cost tool that you can use to determine which foods, if any, are contributing to your symptoms.  For twelve days you eliminate the most common trigger foods from your diet, and then gradually reintroduce food groups one at a time to find out which, if any, cause your symptoms.  This diet is appropriate for children as well, and can be helpful to determine if your child’s symptoms Read More

What’s an elimination diet really like?

Elimination diets are hard. This is why most people don’t bother with them. Deep down they know they don’t feel as well as they should and they likely question food as the culprit, but they get too overwhelmed by the thought of such an extreme diet and the idea just washes away. That’s how I was for a long time. Elimination diets are challenging, but so very worth it. It is how we finally determined most of my son’s eczema triggers and food allergies, which were causing head-to-toe severe eczema. Eliminating gluten, dairy, soy, corn, and some tree nuts finally Read More

A New Year, A New You!

Happy New Year! As we enter a brand new year, this is a great time to set some positive goals for the health and happiness of you and your family. Many people use the New Year holiday as a time to create a list of things they’d like to accomplish in the year ahead, and to set plans of action on how to get those things done. Dieting and exercise are always big goals for the New Year, so we’d like to share a few simple ideas that can help get you and your family in the best shape ever Read More

The Most Common Food Allergies

If you’re a parent with an allergic child, or if you’re exploring an elimination diet to help single out the foods that may be causing allergic reactions, you may be wondering which foods to look at first. For most people, there are specific foods that trigger an allergic response. Once these foods are identified, they can be cut from the diet and avoided so that they can live an allergy-free life without all the hassle, medications, and stress. Here’s a list of come of the most common foods that cause allergic reactions, and information about how to live without them. Read More