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How to raise healthy “cave kids”

I am often asked, “But do your kids eat the way you do?” My answer is, “Yes, 80% of the time they do“. I can control what they eat at home. The other 20% is when I have to just let go because they are in the care of others, or at a birthday party. I would prefer for them to avoid sugar, processed food, toxic seed oils and grains 100% of the time, but that is not realistic. What I can do though is educate them about food and what is healthy for them and hope that with time they will make good choices themselves. I want them to gain an appreciation for how food is our fuel and our medicine. We teach our children about stranger danger and road safety but do we teach them enough about what we put into our mouths?  Shouldn’t they also learn which foods will help them grow strong and healthy and which foods will rot their teeth and cause inflammation and disease.  I refer to my kids as “cave kids” because in our cave we eat as primally as possible.  We honour REAL food  – just as nature intended us to eat. Read the rest of this entry