Dr Julie Durnan

Archive for the ‘Children’s Health’ Category

The Healthy Easter Basket

Around our house, we like to keep sugar to a minimum. This doesn’t mean that our kids never eat sugar – it just means that if we can avoid it, we do.  But we love to celebrate – holidays, birthdays, Fridays – any chance we can get.  At Easter, we…

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13 Healthy Snacks That Make Your Kids Say YUM

As any parent knows, planning healthy snacks for children can be a struggle.  This is especially true if you are raising a picky eater. It can feel like you’re running a marathon in the search for healthy foods that choosy kids will actually eat.  And forget about trying to artfully design…

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Quinoa Verde: Get Your Kids to Eat their Greens!

This is my kid-friendly quinoa adaptation of Arroz Verde (Mexican green rice) and my favourite way to get my kids to eat their dark green leafy veggies.     Ingredients: 1 cup quinoa ½ cup packed spinach ½ bunch kale ½ cup broccoli tops and stems 2 Tbsp cilantro 1…

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ABCs of Children’s Immune Health

    One of the most common questions I hear from parents at the clinic is:  ”How can I boost my child’s immune system?”.  This is an especially hot topic in the winter so I thought it would be handy to provide patients with a list of my all time…

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Green Dream Detox Smoothie

Patients and friends often ask me:  What’s your favourite detox?  The truth is, I prescribe different detoxification programs and cleanses depending on people’s specific needs.  There are some basics, however, that are helpful for most people. One of my juiciest prescriptions is this drink: Green Dream Detox Smoothie.  It’s great…

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Do-It-Yourself Onion Cough Syrup

If you’re concerned about the safety of over-the-counter cough syrups, you’re not alone. So here is my simple solution for you and yours during this wintery, sore-throat, cough, cold, and flu season. My DIY Onion Cough Syrup is a wonderful anti-microbial syrup to soothe coughs and sore throats.  It is…

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