We hear a lot about diets. Usually that means an eating pattern that a person follows with the expectation of some form of benefit. These benefits can include weight loss, managing diabetes, fitness, overall health improvement, health maintenance, and more. A Cognitive Positive Diet supports neurocognitive functioning for everyone, and specifically shows positive outcomes for children and adults with atypical neurology such as ADHA, learning disabilities, or dysregulated mood/behavior problems. While not a cure, adjusting the daily diet with these ideas does improve functioning.
Want to have a healthy winter? Who doesn’t? But when cold and flu season arrives and we see adds on TV for medicines, or hear about people we know becoming ill, we might start feeling like winter illnesses are just a given, inevitable. However, they are not inevitable and you can do a few powerfully effective things to prove it.
We all know that no one can completely avoid getting sick. Sometimes kids (and parents) just get sick, and then their immune system kicks in and they get well again. You can use these super simple strategies to help your kids stay healthier, reduce the amount of illness this winter, shorten the duration of illnesses, and keep your life sane as well. [Read more…]
Parents think about food more than ever, because food is complicated and food matters. It matters a great deal and you reading this article proves you care about the food you eat. It probably means you also like learning about food. Fortunately, you can find food information everywhere.
Sometimes I suffer from information overload, including information about food. But, I know the food we eat governs overall health, mental health, strength, longevity, learning, sleep, and more, so I feel compelled to learn as much as I can. [Read more…]
Don’t you feel like you need a degree in Biochemistry, or at least Nutritional Science, to understand food labels enough to just simply go grocery shopping? I hear you! And, the eating rules change all the time! Butter was out for awhile, a sad time. Now it’s back in, or at least sort of, depending on what you read, or what you hear on the news, or from your friends. [Read more…]
Health. It gets a bushel of press! And, a lot of that press gives people a lot of pressure. “I should be…” “I should quit…..” “Maybe I’ll start……soon.” Health is also BIG business, so it profits someone out there if you flap around worrying about the perfect way to improve your family’s health. So you buy a book, join the gym, or start some fad diet.
What I have noticed is that health isn’t that hard to have. You may want a book or a gym membership, but you don’t need them to succeed at being healthy. And, have you heard? “Diets” are out, too – thank goodness! And best of all, health doesn’t require you to blow your savings. So, I just gave myself a few minutes and scribbled down the first ten ideas for better health that came to my mind and I ended up with this. [Read more…]
Have you ever tried to waste less food? How does that go for you? I always feel like I could do better even though we really don’t waste shameful amounts of food at all. That being said, as I write this post it’s summer and it’s food bonanza season, with lots of beautiful fresh food in the fridge, overflowing gardens, and loaded produce shelves. Our kitchen is bursting at the seams, and that kicked in my perfectionism. Now I’m sprinting off on a “waste less food” marathon ….again.