How to Get Your Kids to take their Medications

How to Get Your Kids to take their Medications

Despite the fact that my girls are now 10 and 13, neither of them can swallow tablets or capsules yet. If this is the case in your family, make sure you let your doctor or natural medicine practitioner know as some forms of medications and supplements are available in...
Homemade Chicken Stock (Bone Broth)

Homemade Chicken Stock (Bone Broth)

Chicken stock, or bone broth, is an absolute staple in our family.   I make a big pot of it on the weekend, and by Friday it has pretty much disappeared.  We use the stock/broth in lots of ways.  Being winter, my girls will often take some in a thermos for their...
Are You Drowning in Overwhelm?

Are You Drowning in Overwhelm?

Ever feel like you are drowning in everything you have to do? Sometimes caring for a child with a chronic illness (or even yourself for that matter) can feel like a full time job. The amount of paperwork that you have to deal with, and things you have to remember to...
Hashimoto’s in Children

Hashimoto’s in Children

Almost three years ago, our youngest daughter Madeleine was diagnosed with Hashimoto’s just after her 8th birthday.  She had been hospitalized for a couple of days due to chronic constipation and they didn’t know what was causing it.  The poor little cherub hadn’t...
How to Make Ghee

How to Make Ghee

Ah Glorious Ghee.  It’s like liquid gold!  I adore it!  Growing up in the Middle East and South East Asia, I had been introduced to ghee at an early age.  Spread over piping hot naan, or drizzled on Apam Balik.  Lusciousness I tell you! People who can’t...

Chocolate Chia Pudding

This would hands-down have to be my 10 year old’s all-time favourite breakfast.  Given that it’s chocolate pudding, I should hardly be surprised right!  It’s so quick and easy to make, that she often throws it together herself, often making extra to...
Balsamic  Breakfast Bouquet

Balsamic Breakfast Bouquet

This beautiful bouquet of vegetables has become a family favourite in our house.  I usually serve it with poached or scrambled eggs.  Even my husband commented when we got back from 2 weeks away over Christmas how much he had missed having this for his brekkie most...

Book Review – The Power of the Educated Patient

One of the most difficult aspects of living with a chronic illness is that of isolation. When you are in a constant state of pain and discomfort, it becomes so much easier to just hole yourself up at home and not go out. Some days having a shower and getting dressed...