Archive for the ‘Baby Nutrition’ Category
Dairy Digestibility Chart

Dairy Digestibility Chart Dairy Digestability v3  PDF If your infant or child is lactose intolerant or has a hard time with dairy such as cow milk (eczema, constipation, reflux, gas, skin rashes, ear infections, etc), here is a chart to help you understand which dairy foods are easiest to digest vs most difficult so you can [Read more...]

Soaking grains and beans is critical for children’s digestion
beans and grains

Are you feeding your young child grains or beans? If so, first you should know that there is a large amount of evidence showing that you should AVOID feeding you infant under the age of 12 months ANY grains or beans. They are incredibly hard for babies to digest and it puts a lot of [Read more...]

Bone Broth: The Magical Ingredient for Your Infant’s Gastrointestinal concerns and Food Allergies

Fresh homemade bone broth (aka. stock) is a magical food that you must keep in stock at all times in your freezer. I make a BIG batch of it every 2-3 weeks and freeze it to use through the weeks. Bone broth contains important minerals in a form that is easy for the body to [Read more...]

Health benefits of eggs from pasture-raised hens

When buying eggs to feed your infants and young children, it is critical to consider the health benefits and advantages of “pasture-raised eggs” (the GOLD standard) over “free-roaming” or “organic” eggs – and certainly over conventional (aka battery hens) grocery store eggs. Yes, it is ABSOLUTELY worth it for you to find a source of [Read more...]

Healthy Infant Feeding Chart and First Baby Foods

First Baby Foods The biggest area of confusion with moms is about first baby foods. There is no shortage of books on the topic, and Pediatricians even have their recommendations, but are those recommendations correct? Are they based on any scientific research? Unfortunately not! Most 1st baby food recommendations in books and at the pediatrician [Read more...]

My breastfed baby has bad gas and skin rashes. Is it the dairy and gluten I’m eating?
Cultured Drinkable Yogurt from A-2 Cows

 Q: My baby has had many issues such as rashes and gas, bad gas. We figured out the rashes were a gluten sensitivity in my breast milk since I gave up gluten and the rashes went away. I am currently doing no dairy to see if that solves the gas problem (which the gas has [Read more...]

Food Allergies to dairy and eggs is Amasai safe?

Q: My daughter is on a very special diet of no dairy and no eggs due to severe allergies. Is it safe for her to consume Beyond Organic’s Amasai cultured yogurt or Raw Cheese? Also, she really does not like meat but I’m interested in Beyond Organic’s Greenfed ground beef. How do I get her to eat it? [Read more...]

Good Snacks for Kids Under 12 months
Cheerios for infants

Q:I’m trying to replace Cheerios. Is puffed rice a good snack food for a 10 month old? A: Nope, it’s really not ideal. Puffed rice and other puffed cereals are subject to extreme pressure and temperatures (extrusion) damaging the grain (rice, oats, wheat) significantly and it has some negative effect on endocrine system.Animal studies comparing [Read more...]

GAPS Diet from the Book “Gut and Psychology Syndrome” by Dr. Campbell-McBride MD
Book "Gut and Psychology Syndrome"

The GAPS diet is a comprehensive gastrointestinal healing protocol developed by Natasha Campbell-McBride, MD, a neurologist and nutritionist who specializes in healing of issues like autism spectrum disorders, ADD/ADHD, dyspraxia, dyslexia and schizophrenia by treating the root cause of many of these disorders: compromised gut health. Dr Natasha Campbell–McBride works with hundreds of children and [Read more...]

How much fat should my baby or toddler be eating?

Nutrition Guidelines for Infants and Toddlers: Healthy Fats and Foods vs Media Hype and Commercial Foods There is a lot of misinformation out there about correct nutrition for kids. A few examples include: fats (critically important!), soy (terrible!), and vegan diets (terrible!). Some of the reasons for this misinformation include that pediatricians only spend 1 [Read more...]