Constipation in Children

Constipation in children is complex and involves a cycle of interrupted stooling, painful evacuation, and subsequent fear or withholding. … Read More

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Survival Mode: 2019

2019 hasn’t been what I planned. Chaos reigned over balance to this point, but it’s time to step out of survival mode and into purpose. … Read More

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Remodeling with Wheat Allergy

We’ve put this off for a very long time. Remodeling with wheat allergy – who knew it would be so complex? This is yet another nuance of life with food allergies. We can’t give up the kitchen for a week to … Read More

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Food Allergies: Allergy-Friendly Meals

Allergy-Friendly Meals & Snacks Inevitably, as you begin to sort through all that is entailed in safely managing food allergies, your child will tell you he or she is hungry… now.  Here are some tips, snack ideas and allergy-friendly meals … Read More

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Food Allergy: Resources for a New Diagnosis

A new diagnosis, epinephrine and a list of foods to avoid… Now what? A new diagnosis of food allergies is a life-changing event.  While your doctor or allergist might stress the importance of avoiding trigger foods, recognizing reactions and administering medication, … Read More

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Diet and Inflammation: What is the Elimination Diet?

Diet & Inflammation: What is an Elimination Diet?   An elimination diet may sound like misery and deprivation, but in reality it’s a very powerful tool for healing and self-awareness. In short, you avoid the foods that commonly cause the … Read More

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Youth Nutrition Education: District VI COPS Program

Youth Nutrition Education with the COPS Program   Recently I had the good fortune to present a youth nutrition education program to an amazing group of young people through the Prince George’s County Police Department’s COPS District VI Youth Enrichment … Read More

Sustained Lifestyle Change

What is it about change that is so challenging? There’s a perception that we need superhuman amounts of determination and self-discipline to succeed. Maybe if we can commit to different behaviors over a certain period of time, we’ll suddenly have … Read More

Kicking Coffee

Kicking Coffee: The Caffeine Wean

Kicking coffee is no joke. Whether quitting for an elimination or detox, for improved sleep habits, or due to doctor’s orders, you’ll need some support. as you go through the process. The Good There are many evidence-based benefits to enjoying a … Read More

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Age Discrimination and Preventative Care

Age Discrimination and Preventative Care We’ve all heard about discrimination in the health care system, especially as it relates to women.  If a woman walks into her doctor’s office complaining of fatigue, brain fog, depression, low sex drive and general … Read More