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20 tips for healthier grocery shopping
Before you leave the house: Plan meals for the week – breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks. Take stock of what you have in the freezer, fridge and pantry. With budget in mind, make your shopping list based on the gaps between what you have in...

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How to keep your bones healthy
I recently broke my toe. My first broken bone at the age of 40!! Such a minor injury can be quite frustrating.  I have to walk quite slowly, and if I rush, it hurts! So my diet has to focus on bone building nutrients to...

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When sleep training doesn’t work
Sleep issues are one of the frequent issues I see in clinic. Having a child who can’t sleep steals parents of their ‘grown-up time’ in the evening, and leads to cranky children in the morning. Parents will frequently spend thousands of dollars on sleep trainers. ...

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What should I eat on GAPS?
What should I eat on GAPS? GAPS is a gut healing protocol. The introduction stage of the diet is based on 3 main categories of food: Stocks and soups made from meat or fish, with vegetables Probiotic foods like sauerkraut juice, kefir, sauerkraut and 24...

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Best sources of iron for kids
It has been drummed into us that babies need to start solids, specifically fortified rice cereal, by the age of 6 months in order for them to top up their iron stores.  Human breast-milk is low in iron, so it is true that iron stores...

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Thinking of doing GAPS on a holiday?
I recently spent the school holidays doing the GAPS introduction diet with my children.  We decided to pack up and go on holidays for 2 weeks to make it easier, which worked really well.  It took a while to prepare and pack, so have a...

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