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4 Healthy Tips for Traveling with Kids

My family has spent the last year traveling around South America with our two children (5 and 2).  We are living in Argentina for a year and a half while my husband works and because our time here is finite; we travel whenever we can.  At first the idea of traveling...

10 Ways to Prevent Food Allergies in Children

If you read last week’s post about the rise in childhood food allergies, you know that a child born today has a 1 in 12 chance of having a serious food allergy.  The current generation of allergy babies is enough to give any parent-to-be pause when planning a family. ...

Does My Child Need a Probiotic Supplement?

Probiotics are front and center in the holistic health spotlight right now.  Walk down any health food store aisle and you will see countless probiotic supplement brands for adults and children alike.  Supplements can be expensive, so does your child need a probiotic...

10 Reasons for the Rise in Childhood Food Allergies

Today’s generation of children is often referred to as the allergy generation.  A child born today has a 1 in 12 chance of developing food allergies. (source) With the prevalence of serious allergies to foods such as peanuts, dairy, gluten and soy, it’s hard to...

4 Ways to Protect Your Child From Toxic Chemicals

After 9 months of caring for your developing baby by eating nutrient dense foods, it’s now time to bring your little peanut home.  But did you know that the average home environment houses chemicals that interfere with brain development and hormone balance?  A new...

3 Reasons to STOP Taking Nutrition Advice From Your Pediatrician

Nutrition has the biggest impact on our health, over 80% of the immune system resides in the digestive tract, yet the doctors children see for health care have little-to-no training in the field of nutrition.  In spite of their inadequate nutrition education in...

Is Childhood Eczema The New Normal?

Eczema is a childhood condition that is on the rise today. This condition can range from mild to severe. Often flaring up and causing uncomfortable burning, pain, itching and overall grumpiness…eczema is no fun for kids or parents. For our story healing my daughter's...

The Overscheduled Child: Adrenal Fatigue in Children

Did you wake up tired this morning?  You’re not the only one. Adrenal fatigue is one of the most prevalent disorders in the world today, affecting both children and adults.  Our adrenal glands help us deal with stress in our everyday lives.  No stress is too big or...

5 Habits of Happy Kids

When it comes to raising kids, there isn’t a one-size-fits-all parenting method to ensure your child grows up happy and well-adjusted.  Every child is individual with unique likes/dislikes, talents and communication style.  However, more and more research is...

What Your Child’s POOP is Telling You

I know, I know, POOP. The word is hilarious to my 5 year old. He dissolves into giggles if someone dare utter those four little letters. But wouldn’t you know it-- poop is more than just a funny word, it’s actually a great indicator of your child’s current level of...

5 Natural Detox Methods (No Juice Cleanse Required)

Every year after the holidays I start thinking about my post-holiday DETOX.  Maybe it’s the increased amount of red wine I drink in the name of all things Santa (did anyone else get their kid Legos for Christmas?  Man that’s a lot of building).  Or maybe it’s the...

Why is My Child SICK All the Time?

Why is my child SICK all the time?? Lately I’ve had several conversations with people about solving mysteries.  This makes me sound like Angela Lansbury and I assure you I am not (but I loved that show!).  These mysteries have nothing to do with crime and everything...

4 Tools for Compassionate Parenting.

My son recently started preschool at a new school… in a foreign country.  As we prepared for his first day, not only was my son nervous about the new language he’d be learning (“Mom, will anyone speak English?”) but also my shy boy was preoccupied with the prospect of...

Keeping Kids Healthy: Immune Boosting Tips for Kids

We all want our kids to stay healthy throughout the year, right?  It's no fun to have a sick kid at home so anything we can do to avoid illness is a good thing. So what can we do to keep our kids virus-free?  Turns out that there is a lot you can do from home. Optimal...

The Gluten Mystery: Is Gluten-Free Living for ME?

I’m often asked why I post so many gluten-free recipes on the Kula Mama website.  The second question I usually get is: “What IS gluten anyway?”  It seems to be as trendy as ever these days to buy gluten-free products.  So what’s with all the gluten-free hype? Gluten...

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