Naturopathic Pediatrics

Getting the Best Start

Dr. Carrie Mitchell, ND

Our future mental, physical and emotional health is greatly influenced by the foundations we lay in early childhood. Teaching our children the principles of health through a nutritious diet, fun and exciting exercise, and optimizing growth and development with supplementation, promises the best start. Toddlers and early childhood is a great time to instill the importance of a healthy lifestyle, and allows for seamless transition into lifelong health and happiness. Making fun and easy changes in our diet and lifestyle can have powerful effects in mental, physical and emotional health in the entire family unit. Continue reading “Naturopathic Pediatrics”

Homemade Blackberry Jelly

Submitted by Catherine Bedson from Farmhouse Home.

Have you ever made jelly from fresh fruit rather than a packet?  It tastes like jellied fruit and has a fresh, fruity flavour. Continue reading “Homemade Blackberry Jelly”

Preparing for Change

Excerpt From the: Peaceful Birth Workbook by Elizabeth MacKay.

Everyone knows that becoming a parent means that our lifestyle will entirely change, but many mothers and fathers to be don’t realize that they can take steps to prepare for this new life. We’re not talking about stocking up on diapers and taking mat-leave—we’re talking about preparing both mentally and emotionally for a new phase in life.

Preparing for change can also prevent postpartum depression, which has been shown to be caused by a feeling of being overwhelmed by the birth, not having enough help and a sense of isolation. Continue reading “Preparing for Change”

Community Gardens + Cubit’s Organic Seeds

Community gardens are single pieces of land gardened collectively by a group of people. Community gardens are a wonderful way to save money, garden in a community and connect with the earth – especially if you live in an urban center with limited space or sun to grow your own fruits and veggies.

Community gardens can be a great way to meet people and to learn new tips from others about growing food. Community gardens are especially good for beginners because you can learn how to garden without the purchasing of land. There is also lots of support from other community gardeners and often times people share extra seeds or food they have grown. Continue reading “Community Gardens + Cubit’s Organic Seeds”

Happy Healthy Halloween & Harvest Season

Image by Ashlee Dawn Photography found [here].

For many parents who are aware of all the chemicals and artificial ingredients lurking in Halloween candy this can be a precarious time of year. Likely you love the harvest time, the beautiful leaves, the pumpkins, the fun decorations and how darn cute your kid looks in their costume – but you are dreading all the junk they will be given. Many of us are also concerned about the type of candy we want to give out to other children in our neighbourhoods.

We have been speaking to lots of natural mommies and they have come up with some great ideas for a healthier Halloween for everyone, which we (of course) wanted to share with you. Continue reading “Happy Healthy Halloween & Harvest Season”

CAPPA Canada Pre-Conference 1 Day Workshop – October 25, 2012

Introducing CAPPA Canada Pre-Conference 1 Day Workshop on October 25, 2012 in Ottawa Ontario, presented by Postpartum Support international (PSI) titled Perinatal Mood Disorders: Components of Care. Speaker Birdie Gunyon Meyer, is an RN with a Master’s Degree in Psychology/Counseling.  She is the Coordinator of the Perinatal Mood Disorders Program at Indiana University Health in Indianapolis, Indiana. She is the immediate Past-President of Postpartum Support International and Chairperson of the President’s Advisory Council. Birdie specializes in the recognition and treatment of pregnancy and postpartum mood and anxiety disorders. Continue reading “CAPPA Canada Pre-Conference 1 Day Workshop – October 25, 2012”

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