The Importance of Calcium for Good Oral Health

Diet along with good oral hygiene are crucial parts of your child’s oral health. Calcium-rich foods are good for bone health, including his/her teeth as they can help strengthen teeth and protect tooth enamel. According to Health Canada, the recommended dietary allowance of calcium for children is 200 – 1300 mg per day, however, this is not always met. Based on Read More …

Meditation & Mindfulness for Young Kids

Buddha was asked, “What have you gained from meditation”? He replied “Nothing. However let me tell you what I lost: Anger, anxiety, depression, insecurity, fear of old age and death. In today’s fast-paced, technological world where disconnection is a rising problem, meditation and mindfulness practices are vital tools in raising self-awareness. Kids have the ability to be present in the Read More …

Breast or Bottle, Fed is Best

Word Breastfeeding Week just passed and although I wanted to desperately write a post in honour of it, I couldn’t find the words to write what I wanted to say. I have very little experience with breastfeeding as none of my three children were successfully breastfed. When Akshaya was born quite tiny, almost five weeks earlier than her due date, everyone repeatedly told me not to Read More …

5 DIY Facial Treatments

I often receive questions about my skin routine and to be honest I don’t really have a complicated skin routine or products that I simply cannot live without. During my teenage years I had patches of dry and discoloured skin after having suffered from eczema on my face, however over the years those dark patches have faded and my skin is quite clear. To have Read More …

Deodorants, Antiperspirants, & Breast Cancer?

With breast cancer on the rise and it being diagnosed earlier in women now than in previous years, one has got to wonder if deodorants and antiperspirants are to blame, amongst poor eating habits, stress, oral contraceptive use, and family history, of course. You might be wondering what the difference between the two are so here it is: Deodorants work to mask Read More …

Anxiety in Children & How Parents Can Help

Parenting is an adventure of highs and lows, joys and frustrations, and many, MANY questions along the way. One of the things I often have trouble with is dealing with my daughter’s anxiety. I noticed that my daughter from a very young age was “different.” She would become fussy in the midst of strangers, overcrowded rooms, and new places. As Read More …