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Anxiety/Mood/Behavior

Anxiety/Mood/Behavior

Mood and behavior are two of the most common things parents express concern over in my private practice. Foods, additives, and nutrient deficiencies can directly influence the mood and behavior of our children! And if your child is a picky eater, that can compound the issue. 

Explore our articles on diet and nutrition intervention for anxiety, irritability, aggression, mood, and other behavioral challenges.

Salicylate Sensitivity and Summer 2021
Salicylate Sensitivity and Summer 2021

If you were hoping that summertime – a time with no school, fresh air, sunshine, and exercise – would help your child feel better and improve their behavior…. but it hasn’t, then salicylates might be your challenge. Salicylates in Food Salicylates...

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Could Food Be Causing Your Child’s Aggression?
Could Food Be Causing Your Child’s Aggression?

Aggression is a difficult and sometimes devastating symptom that occurs in children for varied reasons—some known and some unknown. The correlation between food and behavior intrigued me 20 years ago, and sparked my career as a nutrition researcher and clinician. And...

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Healthy Halloween: Trick or Treat Reinvented
Healthy Halloween: Trick or Treat Reinvented

Halloween is almost here. This year, some families may be choosing to find new ways to celebrate that do not include trick or treating or large gatherings. There is still so much you can do to make this Halloween memorable, fun, healthy, and safe.  Instead of Trick or...

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18 Years: ONE Empowering Idea for ADHD & Autism
18 Years: ONE Empowering Idea for ADHD & Autism

This Spring marks the anniversary of ONE Empowering Idea for ADHD & Autism that’s helped countless children and families worldwide. This ONE idea, Nourishing Hope – giving specialized attention to the food and nutrition children receive to help them improve...

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Anxiety Summit 5: The Gut-Brain Axis in Autism
Anxiety Summit 5: The Gut-Brain Axis in Autism

Register for the Anxiety Summit Now Watch the video of me and Trudy Scott talking about our interview on the upcoming summit. (above) The title of my talk is: “Anxiety & the Gut-Brain Axis in Autism” This is the 5th Anxiety Summit (Trudy’s an expert host), and...

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Real Results from Real Kids
Real Results from Real Kids

Improve their diet and reduce their symptoms When a child is diagnosed with autism or ADHD, parents go looking for solutions. They seek therapies and approaches to support their child’s well being. But with many alternative approaches being touted, it can be difficult...

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