GETTING YOUR CHILD TO TRY NEW FOODS

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Sean E. Heerey ND, MA, CCC/SLP

Many parents have told me that their child only eats yogurt and mozzarella cheese, French fries and chicken fingers. They will only drink milk and only from a bottle. Its either chocolate milk, strawberry Quik flavored milk or nothing. The smell of broccoli makes them gag and vomit. Some children are scared of new foods. Mealtimes are a battle. Mom or dad make 2-3 different meals to accommodate the picky eaters.

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CUCUMBER & LEMON VINAIGRETTE SALAD

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This cucumber salad is great alone or as a side dish!

3 cups of chopped cucumbers
3 tablespoons of fresh squeezed lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon of fine sea salt
Freshly ground black pepper, to taste black
5 tablespoons of organic extra virgin olive oil
1 clove organic garlic, finely chopped
1 teaspoon organic coconut nectar or organic raw honey
In a medium size bowl,

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WHY BEING OUTDOORS IMPROVES YOUR HEALTH

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The advances in technology have led to a surge in remote job positions, which also means more time sitting at a desk. As much as this is wonderful and convenient for everyone, in the same breath it can also be isolating and sedentary. These long indoors hours may not be beneficial to your long-term health.

Simply spending time outside can improve your mental health. Add exercising to that equation and you will see a reduction in stress levels and an enhanced mood.

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DR INGELS SPEAKING IN UTAH

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Dr Ingels will be speaking at the

American Association of Naturopathic Physicians

Allergic Conditions of the Skin in Children, with Darin Ingels, ND

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Snowbird, UT

 

 

 

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ALKALINE DIET FOR LYME DISEASE

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More than 300,000 cases of Lyme disease are reported each year, according to the CDC. However, this number may be even higher due to a few reasons including:

1. Lyme disease can go undiagnosed for a long time. Many individuals do not get a bulls eye rash and don’t have strong enough symptoms that would warrant a doctor or hospital visit.

2. Lyme disease can mask itself as many other conditions and autoimmune disorders, 

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BLUEBERRY, COCONUT & LIME POPSICLES

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2 tablespoons organic raw honey
12 ounces fresh or frozen organic blueberries
1 can full fat Native Forest or Natural Value coconut milk
1/4 cup filtered water
1 teaspoon fresh lime juice
Tovolo popsicle maker (can be found online or in most health food stores)

In a Vitamix or similar blender, place all ingredients in and blend on high for 2 minutes.

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ARE YOU TIRED OF MELTDOWNS ?

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You say the word “no”. You take the iPad away. You tell them to put the candy or toy back on the shelf. The result is catastrophic. A full blown meltdown with yelling, kicking, screaming and head banging. The whole store is looking at you. Nothing works to transition your child. It is alarming because it seems to happen on a regular basis.

 
Maybe it is homework time or any structured activity that requires focus and concentration.

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SLOW COOKER BEEF VEGETABLE STEW

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2 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil
2 teaspoons of fine sea salt
3 and a half pounds of pasture raised beef chuck roast, cut into 2 inch pieces
1 large red onion, chopped
4 cloves of organic garlic, finely chopped
16 ounces of filtered water
3 large organic carrots, chopped into 2 inch pieces
1 large organic tomato, chopped
1 and a half pounds of organic sweet potatoes,

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THRIVING WITH AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDER (ASD)

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Autism (technically autism spectrum disorder or ASD) is categorized as a group of disorders relating to brain development. These can affect social interactions, verbal and non-verbal communication, immune function, the gastrointestinal system, motor skills and coordination.

Symptoms of autism usually start to surface between 15-24 months, although signs may be observed in some children earlier. Most specialists will not diagnose autism until at least 2 years old,

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ADULT ADHD OR MULTITASKING MADNESS?

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I sit at my computer and begin a task, e-mail, research for a patient, chart notes, preparing a custom care plan for a patient, and I start to think about other things that I need to do. I look at the many to-do lists that I have written and I am proud of all the cross-outs I have telling me I have accomplished something. So many things are going on at once.

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