kids nutrition

Fruit Leathers: Tasty Snack or Toxic Treat

If you have kids, you probably know about the endless array of available packaged snacks. And while most parents know that "cheesy fish" crackers and electric blue drinks are unhealthy options, there's one snack that touts itself as a way to get more servings of fruits and veggies: Fruit leathers. With their healthy halo and claim of "half a serving of fruit" in each "roll-up", many parents … [Read more...]

Protect Your Kids from Pesticides (Three Steps)

If you're concerned about toxic pesticides on your produce, you're not alone. More and more of us are choosing organic foods to help reduce our exposure to harmful substances. Pesticides, herbicides and other biocides can be harmful even in minute concentrations. And the effects add up over time. These chemicals can have a range of negative health consequences for adults. But they are an … [Read more...]

Omega 3 Fats and ADHD (Eat THIS During Pregnancy)

What if you could boost your child's intelligence and increase the likelihood of good behavior? You can, and it starts in the womb. The principle fatty acid in the brain is docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) -an omega-3 fatty acid. While it is important to optimize levels of omega-3's in the brain throughout life for both mental and physical health, new research suggests it may be of critical … [Read more...]

Baby Formula SHOCKER: Arsenic, Mercury, Cyanide & Hexane…

We received quite a number of responses to our recent newsletter “One Food Babies and Children Should Never Eat.” In that message, we discussed the dangers of soy-based infant formulas. (If you missed that newsletter, you can read it here.) Here are just a few of the questions and comments submitted by Healing Gourmet subscribers: “You have raised excellent points as to the unhealthiness of … [Read more...]

The Dangers of Soy Formula

In a recent post, we let you in on one of the dirty secrets of the soy industry - the use of the dangerous chemical hexane in the extraction process. And if you think you're not eating soy, you might be surprised. This cheap protein is packed into everything from "health food" bars, burritos and smoothies, to sauces, pizzas and other packaged foods. These foods may send us to an early … [Read more...]

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