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Baby Food Guidelines

When can your baby start eating solid foods? What about meat? Pediatricians answer all your baby food Qs. This guide gives you all the information you need to know on what to feed your little one(s)!

We can all agree that gauging when to start a baby’s first solid foods can be stressful, but Fisher reminds new parents to focus on the signs of readiness as a top priority instead of focusing solely on age. In her practice, she’s seen some babies who are ready for their first taste at 4 months, while others do better with solids at 6 months of age.

You can consider it a win once your baby has successfully kept down 2 to 3 tablespoons of food. Transitioning a baby from liquids to solids can take some time, Curtiss advises. “The first few times a baby is offered solids, she may spit it out, get it all over and not really know what to do with it. I generally recommend that parents take it slow and just have fun with it.”

 

 

http://www.sheknows.com/parenting/articles/1074684/baby-food-guide

If your child meets the criteria listed by Curtiss and Fisher above and has the approval of their pediatrician, you can move along to the next stage of feeding. “Usually, the first food to be introduced is a single grain cereal, such as rice, mixed with breast milk until it is the consistency of pudding and fed on the spoon,” Curtiss explains. But you can also start with a vegetable such as sweet potato or avocado. Fruits are also a popular choice for little babes developing their taste buds for the first time — and they’re easy to mash.

Remember: The most important thing before starting solids is getting your pediatrician’s approval. Both articles breakdown age groups and recommended foods.

http://www.sheknows.com/parenting/articles/1074684/baby-food-guide/page:2

 

Managing Cravings

An important question to ask before eating – am I hungry?

Eating when stressed happens to all of us. It is a normal part of life, however if it happens too often, it can lead to even more stress and no one needs that!

One of the key elements that I use personally in my health coaching business is to use the following method to determine is it physical or emotional hunger and the steps to break it down. I’ve also included a great guide to all our favorite “bad” food cravings, which breakdown the why behind the craving and what “healthy” food we should reach for to help us conquer this battle.

 

 

 

 

7 Vitamins that impact your thyroid medication

Vitamins and thyroid medication are usually taken simultaneously. Learn more about how vitamin and mineral components can affect your thyroid medication.

 

 

Vitamins are essential to maintaining a healthy functioning body. Although for people with thyroid problems, taking vitamins and thyroid medication at the same time doesn’t end well, we have provided a handful of tips and tricks to keep you and your thyroid in great shape. So, how can you be sure that your thyroid health is safe? To be on the side of caution, thyroid patients must consult their physicians about the ups and downs of taking vitamins and thyroid medication together.

How Vitamins and Thyroid Medication Affect Your Body

Digital Detox Benefits: Are you addicted to technology?

Learn about Digital Detox Benefits for a happier, healthier and more fulfilling life! Counteract the effects of technology overuse. Take the 7 Day Smartphone Detox and the 30 Day Mental Cleanse in this article and see the difference it makes in your life:

 

 

https://thewhoot.com/life/digital-detox-benefits-are-you-addicted-to-technology

Learn the Foundations of Nutrition

Have you ever thought about why rates of cancer, heart disease, and other illnesses continue to rise, despite increasing healthcare costs?

We tend to normalize illness based on how widespread it is in the United States, but illness is not the normal state of our bodies.

Our bodies want to be well – they are meant to be well.

How can you help make a difference in your own health and the health of others? By educating yourself about nutrition and healthy lifestyle strategies.

In honor of (IIN) upcoming May classes, I’m giving away my Nutrition book “Healthy Lifestyle-the inside secrets to transforming your body and health”. To enter the giveaway, click here to discover IIN Health Coach Training via  Sample a class and register to listen to the founder, Joshua Rosenthal’s, talk about the role of Health Coaches. One lucky winner will receive a paperback copy of Healthy Lifestyle book. This giveaway ends on Wednesday, April 18th at 11:59pm.

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I’d love to hear your opinions after listening to the talk and what role health coaches can play in the future of healthcare.

Wishing you much health and happiness,
Coach Connie
Integrative Nutrition Health Coach