Probiotics vs Prebiotics

Although the names are almost the same – just one letter difference- these two types of food are completely different but both are essential for gut health! Learn more about how to get your picky eater to eat both:

Surviving a Cold: Supplements and Products

As a Certified Health Education Specialist with a Bachelors degree in nutrtion and a background teaching culinary classes, I whole heartedly believe we need to focus on the foods we eat year round to help prevent illness. (Read more about cold and flu prevention here) However, no matter how well we eat, at some pointContinue reading “Surviving a Cold: Supplements and Products”

Preventative Care for Cold/Flu Season (and Back to School)

Every year warm summer days – full of popsicles, swing sets and running around outside – roll into cooler, crisp weather – full of soups, bookbags, and the seemingly inevitable runny nose….But it doesn’t have to be that way! There are several ways you can help prepare and protect yourself and your family from seasonal viruses with preventative care.

Feeding a Sick Toddler

As much as we try to prevent it, it is inevitable that children become ill at some point. When a little one is battling a cold food is usually the last thing on their mind however they still need some calories for energy to fight off this illness. While their appetite might not be atContinue reading “Feeding a Sick Toddler”

What You Need to Know about Elderberry

In the past few years, elderberry has a commonly used holistic approach to health- and for good reason! It is packed full of immune boosting properties but there are some myths and facts I want to help clear up when it comes to using elderberry. What IS Elderberry? Elderberry is the dark purple berry fromContinue reading “What You Need to Know about Elderberry”

Natural Baby Cold Remedy

Having a sick little one is the absolute worst thing ever. Jax is currently 5 months old and we are experiencing our first battle with the constantly changing weather. Yesterday was in the 40s, today the 80s, tomorrow back to the 40s… As a nutritionist, my LAST line of defense is traditional medication. I feelContinue reading “Natural Baby Cold Remedy”