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Rethinking Classroom Parties Part 1: Why We Need to Chuck the Junk Food

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Are you dreading all the junk food your child will eat at class parties and birthday celebrations?  

When my kids were in public school, I was shocked by how much sugar was allowed into the classroom. Treats for every birthday celebration, class party and even for good behavior added up quickly. It was way more junk food than I wanted my kids to eat on daily and weekly basis!  If found myself asking, "What are we teaching kids when every class party involves junk food and sugary...

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Top 6 Chinese Herbal Formulas for Children's Cold and Cough

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As much as we want to prevent our kids from getting sick, they need to get sick then get healthy! That's how our children build a strong immune system. But, that doesn't mean we're powerless to help our kids if they do get sick. Chinese pediatric herbal formulas are another great tool to have in your medicine bag.  

Chinese herbal formulas are incredibly safe and effective.

Their safety record far surpasses that of children's Tylenol and OTC cough medicines and pretty much most drugs!

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Part 1: Exploring the Metal Element

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Have you ever wondered why some kids are more prone to asthma and allergies? Or why some kids cry super easy?

What about kids that are super sensitive and picky about everything from food to shirt tags?

In this video, I’m exploring the Metal Element in Chinese medicine.

It corresponds to fall and is linked to the health of our immune system.

Now more than ever we need to be nurturing our bodies with the right foods, herbs, and acupressure points to have a balanced Metal Element!

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Watch this and you'll never think about germs the same way!

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Are you dreading the cold and flu season? Of course, you want to avoid germs, but maybe you’re concerned about exposing your child to chemicals in hand sanitizers and cleaners?

It’s not like kids make it easy either.

They’re magnetically attracted to every germy, dirty thing. Whether it’s eating food off the floor or sharing a drink with their buddy — they’re going to get exposed to germs whether we like it or not.

But, we have a choice in how we view this...

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When You've hit a Wall with Your Child's Health

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One thing I know about children suffering from illness is that the road to wellness is not always smooth.

At some point, you’ll hit some speed bumps and it will feel like you’ve taken a couple steps back. Or you just hit a wall and nothing is working.

Our worries can turn into an obsession with our child’s health. We can spend late nights searching the internet for solutions or taking them to doctor after doctor trying desperately to find an answer, any answer.

ALL because we LOVE them so...

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Is this food triggering asthma, allergy, eczema or digestive symptoms?

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When it comes to resolving asthma, eczema, allergies and digestive problems, one of the common mistakes that parents make is not trusting that a food is a trigger.

When I talk to Moms most of the time they think they know what their child’s triggers are. They may narrow it down to a few foods.

But, no one wants to unnecessarily remove a food from their child’s diet. Isn’t it enough to reduce a trigger food? And what if the trigger food is healthy? What do you do then? Watch...

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The REAL Reason Kids Crave Sugar and Refined Carbs!

Are your children craving sugar and carbs?

It can be so frustrating to deal with their addiction because they will beg, plead, and even wear us down until we give in! Sound familiar? You are not alone!! So, what is the real cause of sugar & carb addiction? That’s what I’ll be addressing in the video below!

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Pediatric Gua Sha or Scraping Massage

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Pediatric Gua Sha, also known as Scraping Massage is one of my favorite techniques to use for kids ages 4 and up. Kids love this technique because it feels so good.  It’s great for treating allergies, flu, coughs, colds and fever and most kids respond really quickly, especially when used in addition to regular pediatric acupuncture treatments.

What is Gua Sha, or Scraping Massage?

Don’t be afraid of the name, scraping massage feels really good! Most...

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Acupressure for Allergy Eyes

It can be miserable to have itchy, red, irritated or swollen eyes.  You just want to itch and rub which generally makes the problem even worse!  These symptoms are usually caused by allergies, pink eye (conjunctivitis), blepharitis (eye lid infection/inflammation) or styes. I’m going to share with you a few remedies and techniques to help your eyes heal faster so you can stop saying to yourself, “Don’t rub!”

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