Is your Constipated Child Gluten Allergic or Sensitive?

Do you have a constipated child? Do you think they might have a gluten intolerance? Sometimes one of the factors that makes children constipated is gluten. We don’t know why this happens (yet), but it might be due to the fact that if the child is allergic or sensitive to gluten, then the gluten causes an inflammatory reaction in their [...]

2016-10-19T08:29:34-06:00By |Categories: Constipation|Tags: |2 Comments

Tasty Tuesday: 7 Quick Meals that Help Children Poop

Many children suffer from constipation. Buy why can't children poop? Lack of water and lack of fresh and cooked fruits and vegetables in their diet play a big role. In addition, not enough physical activity and too many processed foods are often part of the problem. I am sharing with you today 7 delicious meals and snacks that can help children poop every [...]

Constipation Program Coming Up!

I am developing a constipation program to teach parents help their children have regular bowel movements and I would like your input. What is one thing that you want the program to include? What are the burning questions that you want answered when it comes to your child's constipation? What do you struggle the most with? Why do you think your child [...]

2015-05-01T11:41:00-06:00By |Categories: Constipation, Nutrition|Tags: |0 Comments

How to do a Tummy Massage

A good technique to help the intestinal motility (peristalsis) is a gentle, circular massage on your child’s tummy. Whether the child is constipated or not that day, a massage will be beneficial to the intestinal health and will also help your child relax. How to do the tummy massage with your hands: use only the tips of your fingers of [...]

2015-01-18T15:32:07-07:00By |Categories: Constipation, Tip of the month|Tags: |2 Comments

10 Most Common Causes of Constipation

Chances are that you know why your child is constipated. But sometimes it is hard to pinpoint the causative factor or there is more than one factor involved. Here is a list that will help you troubleshoot. Go through each point and ask yourself if there is anything you can do to improve on any of them. Don’t make lots [...]

2016-10-19T08:29:37-06:00By |Categories: Constipation|Tags: |0 Comments

Tip of the Month – Is Child Constipation Linked to Dairy Sensitivity/Allergy?

Sometimes dairy causes constipation in children. It does not happen often, but it does happen. The mechanism is not fully understood, but it is possible that in children sensitive or allergic to dairy, dairy may cause inflammation in their body which in turn leads to constipation. What you can do to find out? A 3-week trial without dairy in your child’s [...]

2015-01-15T14:07:06-07:00By |Categories: Nutrition, Tip of the month|Tags: |0 Comments

Tasty Tuesday: 7 Easy Meals that Freeze Well

These 7 easy freezer meals come up in our meal rotation frequently as they are some of our favourites that we love to eat over and over again. I usually prepare a double batch of these meals. I freeze one batch and we enjoy the other one for two dinners in a row. On nights when I do not have too [...]

Do Constipation and Picky Eaters go Together?

Many moms tell me that their child suffers from constipation. They also tell me that their child is a picky eater. So the question that follows is: do these two go together? There are many factors important in relieving constipation, but there are three factors that are very important: drinking plenty of water every day (in this post I talk [...]

2016-10-19T08:29:38-06:00By |Categories: Nutrition|Tags: , |0 Comments

Tip of the Month: Let’s Exercise

Physical activity can mean anything from walking to running or organized sport. Physical activity is beneficial to everybody, children and adults. A lot of research has been done and more is undergoing on benefits of physical activity in children. I previously wrote about exercise here (3 easy changes to make tody that will benefit your kids tomorrow) and here (Constipation [...]

2016-10-19T08:29:40-06:00By |Categories: Physical activity, Tip of the month|Tags: , |2 Comments

Tip of the Month: Relieve Constipation and Potty Training. Can they be Done in the Same Time?

This is a great question that a mother asked me recently. Her daughter, who suffers from constipation, is 2 years old and the mother was trying to potty train her without much success. The age at which potty training begins varies widely. Some kids are ready before 2 years of age and others take longer. Sometimes they are not ready [...]

2014-08-22T09:00:07-06:00By |Categories: Tip of the month|Tags: , |0 Comments

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