Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Happy Healthy Littles

It's HERE! I apologize if you are following this blog and I have written multiple posts now on the whole endeavor ;) but Happy Healthy Littles is now up and running! 

The site is currently hosting a Prenatal Nutrition and Fitness Package but will go on as I have said to host many other packages for all things mommy and baby care :) So for mom's with older littles stay tuned! There will also be a running blog coming soon. I hope you find the site has much to offer you and your growing families! 

If you're way passed your perinatal years you surely know other mommies who are not ;)

Blessings from,
Dani Rhoades NC and Whitney Eves NTC

p.s. thank you to my dear friend and mommy of three littles, Heather Stephen for the HHL logo design! You can see Heather's watercolor art on Etsy at June Watercolor

Monday, December 31, 2018

Happy New Year

I have never been so blessed than by the families that I have worked with over the course of these last six years running Wholesome Practices. Getting to share the joy of your dreams coming true in conceiving, carrying and birthing your babies has been the greatest gift to me.

If you've been following my blog you know that this year has held a lot of changes for me, for all good reasons, and 2019 will only hold more. I have partnered up with Whitney Eves NTC in creating an online course-based platform that will host various 'packages' on specific topics with all the nutritional information you need. Of course we are starting Happy Healthy Littles with a Prenatal Package in the New Year, which will also have workouts by Beth Alexander, a pre and post natal fitness specialist. I could not be more thrilled to have created a way to give more women access to information regarding nutritional prenatal care.

Whitney and I have poured our hearts and souls into this Prenatal + Fitness Package and hope for many more packages to come in 2019. With the launch of this whole new venture I am no longer running Wholesome Practices as my private practice. But do not worry, I am still consulting and will still be available for those of you who have worked with me in these precious previous years. Not much changes there besides the name and the heart to reach woman on a much larger scale ;) This Wholesome Practices website will still run a blog with a new post here and there on what I am loving lately. I also invite you to follow the Happy Healthy Littles blog when it's launched.

I wish everyone the happiest and healthiest New Year, cheers to 2019 :)

p.s. please review my posts on Cold Care if your families are coming down with everything that's going around right now!

Monday, November 12, 2018

Seasonal Eating

After an extended weekend trip up north, where it is actually cold, and I do mean cold! I am reminded, oh yes, seasons do change! Ours seem so insignificant here in nearly sunny year round southern California and yet our crops go through their own slight changes as well ;)

When I returned to my kitchen basket full of winter squash, sweet potatoes and yams it was confirmed! Our own fall season is here, and I am so excited to take it all in. Persimmons and pomegranates too! While we miss the abundance of summer strawberries, crispy crunchy cucs and fresh basil seasonal eating challenges us in great ways. I'm whipping through my old favorites and of course working on making some new favorites ;) This one I can't get enough of right now from one of my all time favorite bloggers.

Enjoy these favorites of mine from years past:

Pumpkin Cocoa Chili

Simple Squash Soup

Bison and Butternut Chili

Now of course you can still find a local strawberry and an heirloom tomato around but our salad bowls will surely be turning into soup bowls as the winter nears and nears so you might as well start gearing up ;)

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Cold Care: Mom's turn

Mom's certainly need immune support as well, since these littles start bringing everything home and a sick mom can't take care of anybody well ;) So mom's let me tell you first hand you need to take care of your self too.

You need a basic multi with methylated b's for a hundred reasons! You made these babies, no matter where you are post partum you need replenishment desperately! Your immunity takes a hit when you are depleted. If you are nowhere near having had babies you still need methylated b's regularly to support a number of systems, but as it pertains to your immunity, methylation is how your body clears viruses OUT. Exactly what you need when you get one :) Besides you burn b vitamins with stress very readily and what mom isn't a little stressed here and there.

Dietary support is the same as kids so review my post on Cold Care for kiddos.

Key Maintenance Supplements for adults:
  • Probiotics: again your gut hosts your immune system and the strength of it will depend upon the levels of good bacteria that reside there. Please do not waste your pennies on a probiotic that is not multi strain, therapeutic grade or contain at least 15 billion CFU. 
  • Cod liver oil preferably but sometimes it's harder to get parents to take this than kids ;) critical component to a thriving immune system though. If you won't take it then use this for gel caps.
When you are sick:
  • Liposomal Vitamin C is essential to actually get the vitamin c into the cell, other forms are very un-bioavailable meaning the vitamin c is most likely excreted out of the system and not utilized by the body. Basically; a waste. 
  • Mushroom complex will boost different components of your immune system to ward off the cold, virus or flu. This exact formulation has been proven in nearly 20 different medical grade studies to work effectively. 
Runny nose:
Sore throat:
  • Use spray multiple times a day directly on back of the throat, need natural antibiotics on irritated areas.
Be sure that your vitamin D level is optimal, daily supplementation is usually recommended for all and I found in clinical practice unfortunately no one had adequate vitamin d without a supplement, wish we could do without, but the reality is we really need it. 
Get your 'medicine' cabinet ready, the colds are already comin' in :))))) 

P.s. If you don't have an account yet you'll need to use access code Happyhealthybaby in order to purchase from the Wholesome Practices Pantry referenced above. You can browse the site for anything you'd like once you have made an account :)

Note: Nutrition Consultants do not diagnose, manage or treat illness, conditions or diseases. The scope of practice for Nutrition Consultants reflects educating clients about healthy choices regarding diet and lifestyle to restore balance to the body.