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The Relatable Lunchbox Recipe

By Kerri Lambie, Registered Homeopath & Holistic Nutritionist Food was an integral component to my upbringing. I have great memories of sitting around the kitchen table for hours with my family laughing and enjoying the meal prepared for us. Going to school I had the same enjoyment from opening my brown paper bag (yes I am aging myself) and eating with my friends. Although there were many times I was envious of the cakes and cookies my friends had, as my mother opted for healthy snacks. I used to think that times had changed, however now as the mother of two boys I see the same lunch comparisons coming up much like I had those years ago. Soon after beginning kindergarten, my eldest son came home asking why he didn’t get cookies in his lunch like his friends (up until that point his sugar intake was pretty minimal aside from some natural sugars). I knew he was referring to those multi-coloured sprinkle cookies that attracted kids like a magpie to a shiny object! It dawned on me that in addition to making sure he was getting nutritious food for lunch, the snacks also needed to be trendy food that he and the other kids could relate to, so that he didn’t feel deprived and left out. Here are a couple of my boy’s favourites: Easy Chocolate Avocado Pudding […]

By |2019-04-08T19:51:30-04:00September 4th, 2018|Digestion, Nutrition, Recipes|0 Comments

Advocating for Your Child’s Learning Style

By Lindsey Danisch, MSW, RSW The start of the school year can be both exciting and scary. For some, it’s a fresh start! For others, it’s the return of challenges and struggles. For most, it’s both. Being a former Special Education teacher, I support many parents in my private practice as they navigate the ins and outs of school support. From in-class support, to assessment and understanding the alphabet soup of Special Education:  ILP, IEP, SST, ASD, ODD, LD, etc, I provide a safe place for parents explore their rights and options. […]

By |2018-09-04T18:42:12-04:00September 4th, 2018|Mental Clarity, Supporting Your Child|0 Comments

Allergy Assessment using MORA Bioresonance Therapy

Allergy Assessment using MORA Bioresonance Testing By Dr. Angelina Riopel, ND  Allergies develop when the immune system mistakes a harmless substance like a food, animal dander or pollen as harmful.    “Leaky Gut Syndrome” (LGS) is a common underlying cause of food allergies and sensitivities. LGS is the result of irritation and inflammation of the gut lining, as well as disruption of the microbiome, which is composed of healthy flora within the gut. Irritation and inflammation result from chronic exposure to inflammatory foods, environmental toxins, pesticides, food additives and medication, which also disrupt the microbiome.  The leaky gut lining allows both bacteria and food proteins, that normally do not pass through the gut lining, into the systemic circulation, there they trigger the immune system and are labelled as invaders and allergies and sensitivities develop. […]

Transition Challenges of Going Back to School

By: Geraldine Del Monaco, Energy Healer & Intuitive Practitioner Anxious feelings are normal and expected during times of transition or change. This is especially true for children and teens going back to school, or for first-timers starting kindergarten. This transition can be stressful and disruptive for the entire family! Prior to the first day of school, your anxious child may cling, cry, have temper tantrums, complain of headaches or stomach pains, withdraw, and become sullen or irritable. Worries are common. Anxious children and teens worry about many different school-related issues, such as teachers, friends, fitting in, and/or being away from their parents. Also as parents, we often have high expectation and when they are not met, we can unconsciously transmit our frustration to our kids. The following are a list of physical and emotional signs of anxiety that parents can watch for: […]

By |2018-09-05T18:08:46-04:00September 4th, 2018|Anxiety, Relationships, Self Care, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Back to School Anxiety

Q & A with Melody Yeung, Registered Psychotherapist and Teacher Back to school brings up a lot of ‘stuff’ for parents and kids. When tackling these thoughts – it can be helpful to get a little help from the experts. We sat down with Registered Psychotherapist & School Teacher, Melody Yeung to ask how she can help. Melody, what are some of the most common back to school anxieties that children face? It is definitely common to have back-to-school jitters, and from my experience, teachers get it too! It is hard to go back to a structured routine after a relaxing and enjoyable summer. Some of the most common back-to-school anxieties include: Who will be my teacher? Will my new teacher be nice? Will my friends be in my class? Will anyone be my friend? Will I fit in? Are my clothes cool enough? What if something bad happens to mom and dad when I’m at school? […]

The Natural Anxiety Solution for Kids: Exercise!

By Dr. Kathleen Regan, ND Back-to-school can create a lot of stress and anxiety for kids. Most parents are looking for natural ways to reduce their child’s stress. Exercise has long been linked to improved mood, reduced anxiety and increased self-confidence. Children need at least an hour of physical activity to achieve these benefits. Feel less stressed Feel better about themselves Feel more ready to learn in school Keep a healthy weight Build and keep healthy bones, muscles and joints Sleep better at night The challenge is fitting exercise into the family schedule OR convincing your child to go! Here are some Toronto-specific suggestions to help you use fitness as a natural family remedy.  […]