The Naturmend Blog

Great Tips for Healthy Living

Listening Partnerships: An Answer to Parenting Stress

Our mental health and our physical health are interconnected. The Naturmend team includes two mental health clinicians because we recognize the importance of the body-mind connection. Today we present a way to decrease the mental stress of parenting. Parenting is hard! Do you ever feel like a... Continue Reading

Meet Mr. Zucchini Head (Grain-Free Recipe included!)

Funny Food - who knew Mr. Zucchini head was grain free?  Ingredients: zucchini slices from a massive zucchini approximately 3/4 inch thick Spolumbo sausage - chicken cranberry (I find this has less spice and so more kid friendly) Sweet potato Onion, any type Blueberries Here’s how... Continue Reading

Diversity and Play in Childhood Sport

Is your son or daughter a budding soccer/hockey/baseball/tennis (insert sport name here) star at the tender age of 5?  Have you enrolled him or her in a series of year long training camps hoping to set them up for a career in high level sports?  Is the need to make sure that the child has... Continue Reading

Focus! Whole Body Tips on Supporting Brain Function

Well it's back to school and back to the books. Learning is a multi modal complex process that uses sophisticated higher brain processes to memorize and assimilate information so comprehension, analyses and recall can occur. It sounds pretty brainy but really, it’s a full body operation. Aside... Continue Reading

how to manage a Christmas birthday

Having a birthday on a holiday can be tough, but if you get creative there are ways to keep both celebrations separate and special. The hard thing about Christmas birthdays is that they pretty much start a month before hand, so trying to squeeze it in before Christmas doesn’t always work out the... Continue Reading