January 6, 2020

I have spent countless Januaries trying to stick to a New Year’s resolution that has never satisfied. Resolutions to lose weight. Eat less of fill in the blank. Workout 100x more than I normally do. 

And every year, I never obtain what I set out for.

Don’t get me wrong,...

December 10, 2019

Sugar for Infants & Toddlers

When you hear the word SUGAR, what pops into your head? 

Do you start singing... "Ahh sugar, dun dun da dun dun, ahh honey honey, you are my candy girrrllll...." ??

No? Is that just me? 

Well, this sweet white stuff has been the topic of many a...

September 9, 2019

What is a Carbohydrate?

At the molecular level, carbohydrates are long chains of sugar molecules that are naturally found in grains, breads, fruit, vegetables and milk. They are made up of carbon, hydrogen, and oxygen. Our body breaks down carbohydrates into glucose at...

September 9, 2019

Zucchini Quinoa Bites⁠
⁠1 cup oats⁠
1 cup cooked quinoa⁠
2 tsp baking powder⁠
2 tsp cinnamon⁠
1/2 tsp nutmeg⁠
1/2 tsp salt⁠
1 cup peanut butter (or alternative)⁠
1/4 cup agave⁠
2 medium bananas⁠
2 eggs⁠
2 tsp vanilla⁠
2 cup shredded...

August 6, 2019

“Sleep hygiene” is the term used to describe good sleep habits. For children, developing these healthy habits at a young age is very important, and requires parental involvement. Rarely are medications necessary to improve your child’s sleep, but rather adjustments to...

July 1, 2019

Before we had kids, Brian (the doctor) and I would go on long hikes or runs and talk about our future kids and family. One important thing we wanted to become normal for our kids was being active.

We love biking, hiking, running, just being outdoors and we wanted our fa...

June 10, 2019

Fruits, vegetables, whole grains, nuts, seeds are the main sources for dietary fiber. Fiber is beneficial for our bodies because it slows the rate at which food is digested, decreasing the spike in blood sugar after eating. This provides a slower increase and decrease...

June 3, 2019

Protein is so trendy these days. People always drinking their protein shakes and eating them protein bars. These foods have a place, but should they be given to kids?

In short, no. Let’s look at how much protein kids actually need in their diet.

Protein needs for childre...

May 27, 2019

From our previous constipation post, we discussed what can cause constipation and how to tell if your child is suffering with it. There are a few things that parents can do right away to help alleviate current constipation and prevent it in the future.


In or...

May 26, 2019

Bowel patterns in children can vary, as they do in adults. Your child may have different bowel habits than other children, so learning their normal pattern is important. Most children have 1-2 soft but formed bowel movements daily, however some children may go a few da...

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