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Using The Paleo Diet To Fight Inflammation And Eczema

Inflammation is one of the leading causes of eczema flare ups – and it’s also the issue that keeps eczema itchy, hot, and painful. When inflammation hits, the entire immune system is on guard and it may end up performing in a less than ideal way. Many parents who recognize just how much inflammation plays into their child’s eczema wonder what they can do to fight it – and for many the solution is the paleo diet. This simple, whole food diet is naturally anti-inflammatory as it cuts out the foods commonly believed to cause inflammation while soothing the digestion, Read More

Too Much Of A Good Thing Is A Bad Thing

If your family is like mine, eating a restricted diet is just a normal, everyday routine. Keeping kids away from foods that aggravate their eczema while trying to eat well myself means that the number of foods we have to choose from seems to shrink all the time. At this point, I’m pretty confident about the ‘safe foods’ that work for my family – but I’ve noticed something recently. My shopping list is typically made up of the same set items week after week, and that concerned me. Variety is the spice of life – and the body needs variety Read More

My Favorite Vegan Pancake Recipes

Who doesn’t love pancakes for breakfast? These delicious goodies have been a staple in many homes for years because they’re filling, easy to customize for picky eaters, and they can even be really easy to make if you get your batter done up in advance. I love all things bread – and pancakes are a great way to get the comfort in a variety of fin ways. I am a big fan of making things in advance and taking full advantage of my freezer. Pancake batter is one of those things that can be created in bulk, stored in a Read More

Is Your Family Eating Too Much Kale?

Just about any health book, blog, or recipe book you pick up these days raves about the seemingly endless benefits of kale. From smoothies and juices to dehydrator chips and crunchy salads – kale is one of the most popular health foods in the country right now. But is your family eating too much of it? While kale does bring a pretty impressive list of benefits to every meal, it turns out there is such a thing as too much. Balancing foods and getting a wide variety of greens is essential in helping the body prevent sensitizing, allergies, and too much Read More

Healthy Teeth On Any Diet

Healthy Teeth Diet
Every time I take my kids to the dentist I get a knot in my stomach. I always worry that their teeth won’t be in good repair and always want the best for the health and strength of their smiles. Recently, I started thinking about the fact that special diets used for allergies and eczema could be keeping super important nutrients out of our kids’ diets which are essential for healthy teeth. What if a non-dairy diet causes demineralization of teeth? What if animal proteins are essential for gum and enamel health? When I started thinking about the health of Read More