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Juice & Smoothies For Fall Allergies, Eczema & Hay Fever

As the seasons change, allergies, hay fever and eczema spike! Sneezing, coughing, itchy, dry skin and a host of other ailments occur. Did you know that you can use the healing power of natural foods in juices and smoothies to help heal your children of allergy outbreaks, hay fever, and eczema? Allergies of various types are all about inflammation which is the body’s normal reaction to injury. When you child’s body overreacts and heads into an inflammation cycle, allergies happen. The good news is that there are many natural foods that can help soothe inflammation, calm the immune system, and give Read More

The Beautiful Benefits Of Berries

If there’s one natural food that most kids will eat without a fight, it’s berries. There’s something about the vibrant colors, sweet taste, small size, and amazing fragrance of berries that gets kids’ attention and inspires them to snack like they’re eating junk food! While most parents jump for joy anytime they get their kids to choose plant-based whole foods for a treat, there may be even more to celebrate than we realize. It turns out that berries are some of the most nutrient dense foods on the planet and that they can help the growing bodies of our kids Read More

3 Surprising Ingredients To Avoid

These days it seems almost impossible to follow all of the trending do’s and don’t’s of eating healthy. Just when you think you’ve gotten a handle on what not to eat, more information comes out about something else to add to the list. If you’re a parent of children who have allergies or dietary restrictions, things seem to get even more complex! The good news is that you can lump most ‘bad foods’ into 3 categories so that you don’t have to remember them all. Keeping these in mind when you shop can help ensure that you only bring home Read More

The Best Gluten-Free Cereals

When it comes to finding breakfast cereals that are allergy free and don’t contain gluten, the choices can seem limited. When you do find a great allergy free cereal, often times the flavor and texture are seriously disappointing! The good news is that more and more companies are creating cereals that taste great and won’t aggravate allergies or gluten sensitivities in your family. Here’s a list of just a few of our favorites! You should be able to find most of these cereals at conventional and health food grocery stores. Organic Maple Buckwheat Flakes from Arrowhead Mills Gluten-Free Rice Krispies Read More

Sweet Fruits That Fight Inflammation

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Inflammation is a major part of eczema and other allergy issues. When skin gets inflamed, itching and scratching begin which can lead to infections and skin damage. Many parents have found that when they are able to control inflammation, eczema ends up being controlled at the same time. While there are anti-inflammatory medicines out there, fighting with food is a great alternative. Since kids love fruit, today I’d like to share some amazing all-natural treats with you that your kids will love and that just might help keep inflammation at bay! The Fruit Family While all fruits have anti-inflammatory properties, Read More