Picky eating can drive a parent up a wall! If you have a child who is a picky eater you know this well. The fear that your child will become ill or starve, or that you will be deemed a harmful parent becomes overwhelming. And, the endless effort it takes to get your child to eat becomes exhausting. Fortunately, there are some simple changes you can make at home to help your child. [Read more…]
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.
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…]
It matters. Nutrition matters. How we feed our children matters. And, this has all become more complicated than ever before. All of those decisions! What to eat. When to eat. Where to eat. Who eats what. Who prepares it and who serves it. How do we build the grocery list. Who gets to go to the grocery store. Why we eat. Then add those emotions about food and eating that we each bring to the table, and…..you get it… [Read more…]