Wildfires and Hurricanes – is your family prepared?

Breathable air and clean water – things that many people take for granted. Until you DON’T have them. We’ve all been inundated with images, videos, and stories of people affected by the recent plethora of natural disasters. Harvey, Irma, Maria…. wildfires across an incredible amount of the western and northern US and Canada…earthquakes in Italy […]

Polysorbate 80 in a “health” product?

I spend probably 80% of my teaching time on educating people to “look under the hood.” To look beyond marketing hype and dig deeper. The first place I start is by looking at ingredients in so-called “health products.” (If you’ve seen any of my videos, you know this about me). Not a day goes by […]

Every human on the planet needs to watch this

If you had the ability to heal your body, would you take less than an hour to learn about it?  To genuinely listen, and learn? I have been studying Dr. Bruce Lipton’s work for years, and his pioneering work in Epigenetics (the science of consciousness) is at the crux of my conscious parenting and health […]

How to keep your toddler off drugs

If you were told your child needed medication for ADHD and they were 2 or 3 years old, what would YOU do? As a naturopath trained in numerous disciplines, I want to scream from the rooftops NOOOOOOOO!  After seeing an article today on this alarming statistic, I had to write this article. Here’ what you […]

Conscious Parenting FAQ: Are supplements worth it?

Frederic Poirot / Foter “I have taken vitamins before, but I do not usually stay with it because I do not know if they are actually doing anything for me, and I wonder if I am wasting my money. How do I know if it is worth the money or the time?” A day does […]

Are you confused by all the contradictory information on natural supplements?

selva / Foter Last week, I saw a headline that caught my attention.  It was “Vitamin overuse tied to men’s cancer risk.”  The article talked about how research proved that men who “took too many” multivitamins had higher risks of dying from prostate cancer. Rather than address the specifics of the study itself, and all […]

Refreshing (and healthy) poolside snacks for kids

Summertime is here, and with it comes fun outdoor activities and playdates. Many parents reach for the easy frozen snacks – the standard popsicles, Otter pops, and ice cream treats. Unfortunately, they are full of things parents don’t want their children eating.  Not only do they contain ingredients like high fructose corn syrup, artificial colors, […]

Sunscreen stressors…can you relate??

On the heels of this past Memorial Day weekend, I wanted to finally speak up about something that has been on my mind, for a long time. This past weekend, our family spent time outdoors, at our beautiful San Diego beaches, with several other families.  It was a BLAST.  Great conversations, kids had fun, good […]

Nutrition FAQ: Fish oil vs. flax

chrisinplymouth / Foter “I know Omega 3 EFAs are good for you and I want to include them in my regimen.  If I eat fish 2-3 times per week, do I need to take fish oil capsules, too?  Or is that just duplicating efforts?  And, is flax a better source than fish oil?” Having proper […]