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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.

Essential Oils Lower Cortisol and Help Reduce Stress
Essential Oils Lower Cortisol and Help Reduce Stress

Wondering how I became so interested in essential oils? In fact, it turns out to be a combination of personal and professional reasons that encouraged me to look for an essential oil solution. You see, one of my favorite supplements for lowering cortisol, a...

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Holiday Meltdowns – Could it be your Christmas Tree?
Holiday Meltdowns – Could it be your Christmas Tree?

Now, don’t get me wrong, I have nothing against Christmas or Christmas trees.  But the pine tree, might be a problem. Before you run out and buy a fresh, new Christmas tree or holiday wreath, you’ll want to read my client’s experience at Christmas last year,...

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Addressing Anxiety in Autism
Addressing Anxiety in Autism

If you have an autistic child, chances are you’ve noticed your child often displays physical and behavioral signs of anxiety such as restlessness, recurring headaches, withdrawing from family or refusing to go to school. Unfortunately, anxiety is a common occurrence...

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Food & Mood: 9 Steps to Calm the Anxious Mind  by Trudy Scott
Food & Mood: 9 Steps to Calm the Anxious Mind by Trudy Scott

The following is an article written by my friend and colleague, Certified Nutritionist, Trudy Scott. Trudy was our guest speaker on the very important topic of Anxiety for our Nourishing Hope Support Club. Anxiety is quite common in children with autism (and well as...

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Salicylates and Summertime
Salicylates and Summertime

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. What are salicylates? Salicylates...

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