Episode 234: Making Mealtime Fun (Even for Picky Eaters) with Danielle Bins, Certified Nutritionist

In this episode, Dr. Lisa discusses the best strategies to manage picky eating in your kids with Picky Eating Expert Danielle Binns. While there are many reasons why kids can steer away from certain foods, even the picky eaters can learn to expand their food choices. Listen in to learn what you can do (and what not to do) to make meal time less stressful!

Danielle Binns is a Certified Nutritionist, Picky Eating Expert, and more importantly, a mom of three who gets it. Danielle experienced the struggles around trying to feed her family first-hand. Her first daughter was an extremely picky eater,  labeled ‘failure to thrive’, and mealtimes were beyond stressful.  After endless research, and acquiring Certifications in picky eating, Danielle transformed her daughter into one of the most adventurous kids at the table. 

She made all the mistakes at meals and is now on a mission to show other parents that there’s a better way to raise healthy eaters. Over the past decade, Danielle has helped thousands of parents around the world achieve stress-free meals via her step-by-step online programs (Raising Adventurous Eaters, Picky Eater Protocol) and private coaching (Thrive Program).  She also makes food exploration fun with her revolutionary mealtime tools (Curious Cookie).  

Danielle educates and inspires families while speaking at global paediatric conventions, consulting Montessori schools, and running eye-opening workshops for parenting communities. She is a trusted resource for media outlets like CTV News and has been featured on various podcasts.

In this episode, we cover:

  • How to know where your kids fall on the spectrum of picky eating
  • The importance of setting up your eating environment and schedule for success
  • How to deal with food jags or when your kids reject food they have eaten before
  • The importance of increasing enjoyment and reducing stress, frustration and pressure during mealtimes
  • How you can make mealtime fun and foster your kids’ healthy relationship with food

Connect with Danielle on Instagram and Facebook 

Find out more about the Picky Eater Protocol and the Curious Cookie cards and placemat at https://daniellebinns.com/

Today’s Mama Must-Have:

Dr. Lisa is a big fan of her air fryer for making easy meals and reheating leftovers.

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Episode 233:  How Dr. Toni is Embracing Aging AND Holding on to Youth

In this solo episode, Dr. Toni shares her thoughts on aging and the healthy behaviours she maintains to support graceful aging. 

Listen to Episode 232 for Dr. Lisa’s thoughts on aging 

In this episode, we cover

  • 3 aspects of aging – looking, feeling and acting your age
  • Some research on aging you may find surprising
  • The role of inflammation, sugar, alcohol, food, herbs and sleep have on your aging process
  • The importance of physical, mental and emotional health on aging
  • One thing from Episode 27 on skin health that Dr. Toni does almost every day to support healthy aging

Today’s Mama Must-Have:

Dr. Toni is a big fan of nature walks, ideally in the morning, and feels lucky to have many urban nature settings within minutes of her home. 

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Episode 232: How Dr. Lisa is Embracing the Aging Process and Why Community is Key for a Long and Healthy Life

In this solo episode, Dr. Lisa shares some of the changes she is noticing to her body and brain as she ages. She shares how shifts in her mindset and lifestyle have helped her feel better as she gets older, along with the importance of community and connection to support a healthy and long life.

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Episode 231: Four Questions to Change Your Thoughts and Beliefs: The Work of Byron Katie

In this solo episode, Dr. Toni shares a simple exercise to easily shift stressful thoughts in everyday situations. It’s very normal to feel angry, hurt, confused or disappointed by different circumstances and people in our lives. Getting stuck in those feelings can lead to unnecessary stress and suffering. The Work was created by Byron Katie and outlined in her book Loving What Is. This powerful process of self-inquiry consists of 4 questions and a turnaround examining a stressful thought and looking at it with different perspectives. 

In today’s episode, we cover:

  • What are the 4 questions of The Work 
  • An example of how you can use the 4 questions and turnaround of The Work 
  • How you can access downloadable worksheets to use The Work at https://thework.com/

Today’s Mama Must Have:

Dr. Toni is a big fan of wet sock treatment to support her immune system, especially when Frankie has a cold.

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Episode 230: The Benefits of Hormetic Stress: Why Getting Out Of Your Comfort Zone is Good For Your Health

In this solo episode, Dr. Lisa shares how intentionally exposing yourself to acute, planned stressors, such as cold water or certain breathing exercises, can lead to stress resilience and help slow the aging process. Have you been living in your comfort zone for too long? It may be time to challenge your mind and body to reap the benefits, not only mentally, but also physically.

This episode is a follow up to Episode 226: How Dr. Lisa Presses The “Easy Button” to Prevent Burnout

In today’s episode, we cover:

  • What is hormetic stress and why you want to get uncomfortable intentionally
  • The science behind hormetic stress
  • Examples of hormetic stress you can easily use on a regular basis

Today’s Mama Must Have:

Dr. Lisa is a big fan of a good fiction book and loves Ruth Ware books including the It Girl and Girl in Cabin 10

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