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Stop Mealtime Meltdowns

If there’s any such thing as a universal parenting experience, mealtime meltdowns are it. Whether it’s a hangry kiddo who’s losing his mind faster than you can get food on the table, a child who absolutely refuses anything with nutritional…...

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Recipes to get Your Veggies in

A study by the Centers for Disease Control shows that 60 percent of children and 18 percent of adults aren’t getting enough fruit each day, and worse: 93 percent of children and 83 percent of adults are deficient in veggies.…...

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If you’re a parent, you probably fight a daily battle with sugar. Most of us can attest to the noticeable effects of sugar on our kids’ behavior: “bouncing off the walls.” Study after study has demonstrated the negative side of…...

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Chocolate Zucchini and Carrot Muffins

Although my son was a good vegetable eater in his first couple of years, I’ve found that during the 2.5 – 4  year old stage he has been resisting them. It breaks my heart, but I’ve been determined to find…...

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Posted in Article, Breakfast, Brett's Blog, Desserts, Nutrition, Recipes

FAT: A scary 3-letter f-word from which you might be running away. “Fat” has gotten quite a bad rap over the last few decades, causing many to turn to high-carbohydrate, low-fat diets. Yet, over the last 5-10 years, many studies…...

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Posted in Mind-Body, Nutrition, Small Changes
Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free Maple Molasses Pumpkin Muffins

Fall is by far, my favorite time of year. I love the colors, the flavors, and the changeover to the colder weather wardrobe. Growing up, I was never prone to seek out any foods containing gourds or pumpkins, but butternut…...

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Angelina Jolie

If you were told you had an 87% risk for breast cancer, would you undergo a double mastectomy as a preventative measure to eliminate or drastically reduce your risk? Essentially, this is what actress Angelina Jolie did. Just this week,…...

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Nectresse

You may have noticed there is a new sweetener on the market: Nectresse. I loved the name when I first heard it – it reminded me of Nectarines…an obviously natural, healthful food. Clearly, some darn good marketers are on this…...

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Eat Your Vegetables

Welcome to the 52 Small Changes Web Series. This is where I take each weekly change I prescribe in the book – 52 Small Changes: One Year to a Happier, Healthier You, and discuss my personal favorite tips or suggestions on…...

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Alex Jone's GMOs

Recently, I watched this video by Alex Jone’s Prison Planet. Scary is the short way to describe it. Although I haven’t done a tremendous amount of research on this topic, I do know that we have a lot to be…...

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