Food is All Child’s Play

Food is All Child’s Play

If I think back to my kindergarten days, some of my favorite more alone moments were time spent finger-painting.  The texture of the paint, its wetness, the patches of thin paint and others with thick clumps – all of these tactile sensations and without instructions...
The Role of Nutrition in Autism

The Role of Nutrition in Autism

More and more children are being diagnosed with autism than ever before and while there are various treatment approaches, the role of nutrition has not been given as much attention as it should.  Nutritional therapies date back to the 1970’s and seem to have taken...
Nutritional Tips for a Healthy Pregnancy

Nutritional Tips for a Healthy Pregnancy

“Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.”- Hippocrates This week’s blog is dedicated to Fit Kids February, which from my mind’s eye starts with a healthy pregnancy.  Rather than write on nutrition for children, I thought to take a step back and focus on...
The Role of Nutrition in Treating ADD/ADHD

The Role of Nutrition in Treating ADD/ADHD

This week’s blog is on the role of nutrition in treating ADD/ADHD. Most treatments have focused upon medications, such as stimulant drugs. Millions of children are treated with medication and while successful for some, in many instances, there are unpleasant side...
The Role of Nutrition in Learning

The Role of Nutrition in Learning

We do not hear much about the role of nutrition in learning of school-aged children other than high sugar and refined carbohydrates in the diet, which research has shown can reduce IQ scores by as much as twenty-five points.  Refined carbohydrates actually turn into...