Your family’s health begins with you, MOM!

Hello and welcome to Health Begins With Mom!

Dorit Palvanov, RHN, Pediatric NutritionistI’m Dorit Palvanov, founder of Health Begins With Mom and Registered Holistic Nutritionist, specializing in pediatrics and six immunity disorders related to nutrition (Recurring colds, Ear infections, Eczema, Allergies, Asthma and Hyperactivity). Health Begins With Mom is my home online, and I am so happy you came to visit!

I love talking about motherhood, kids’ psychology, nutrition, crazy tricks to get our spouses and kids to eat kale, garlic and sauerkraut, but most of all I love talking about the immune system, inflammation and POOP (and all things related to your and kids’ digestion).

My online home is your home, so grab a chair and enjoy your stay!

Get quick and practical answers to your food and nutrition questions and challenges, check out the recipe section where I share recipes which are healthy, kid-friendly and take less than 30 minutes to make, attend my workshops which are designed to educate busy moms on the topic of nutrition and holistic health and help you raise healthy children in a fast paced world where we seem to have lost the art of food.

Dear Mom, Have You Ever Felt:

  • Overwhelmed by all the “healthy” food choices and unsure which one is actually a good choice for your family
  • Frustrated because your toddler is constantly having a runny nose and recurring colds and infections
  • Angry because you let your own body and health deteriorate while you tended to everyone else’s needs and now you don’t know how to get back on track
  • Confused by all the conflicting advice you read on Facebook mommy groups
  • Disappointed from your doctor or pediatrician who tell you that you or your child have nothing, and that “it’s all in your head“, while you or your child are clearly having symptoms that affect your quality of life
  • Like a bad mom because you were so tired and instead of feeding your child broccoli, you opted for frozen french fries
  • Guilty for feeding your kids with “garbage” because you are so busy with work and managing the house
  • Tired, exhausted, unmotivated, bloated, constipated, headachy, with very little sex drive and intense cravings that you can’t control

Or maybe you just want easy to understand and practical real food guidance for you and your family from accredited and trusted nutrition practitioner who has YOUR best interest and health in mind?

You Are in The RIGHT PLACE!

As Hippocrates said, “Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.”

There is too much nonsense, opposing and conflicting views, confusion and big business lies around food, nutrition and family health.

My Personal Story and Why I Know So Much About Nutrition and Holistic Health

Prior to becoming a mom I didn’t really care much about nutrition. My husband and I loved to go out and eat in restaurants.

The change began after our first daughter’s first birthday. Sheli, who was a happy and healthy baby during her first year of life. Then, after she started going to daycare, she became sick every week, with recurrent strep throat infections. I was going crazy and couldn’t understand how was it possible that a person would get an infection and the same exact thing two weeks later? I asked people and of course spend hours at the doctors’ office and emergency rooms but no one gave me the answers I was looking for.

Common sense told me that something wasn’t right and it was time for me to do some reading. So I stocked up on all the books I could find on the topic of health and nutrition for kids.

What I’ve Learned Has Changed My and Daughter’s Life Forever…

I changed her diet and within a week her infections were gone! I could not believe that it was as simple as making a little tweak in her diet to get rid of these horrible infections. This makes a lot of sense because children are quick to get sick but also quick to heal, as opposed to adults, who are slower to get sick but also slower to heal.

I can’t say that I had a passion to cook, but my curiosity has gotten me into the kitchen where I have discovered new dishes, new cooking techniques, cleared out my pantry, and slowly changed our entire lifestyle. To my surprise, our daughter ate everything and never complained.

With time, Sheli rarely got sick, which was the natural consequence of the changes I’ve made. She rarely skipped daycare and her teacher even commented that she is the only child who didn’t miss classes for over a year.

It Just Got Better and Better…

Suddenly other moms who saw how I treat my kids with food started to ask for advice on their kids’ immunity issues. How could they get rid of eczema, constipation, congestion, ear infections, skin rashes, and so on. That’s when I’ve decided to study the topic of nutrition in an accredited school to be able to help as many moms and kids professionally. So I became a pediatric nutritionist and now help mothers all around the world to heal their children with food and nutritional supplements.

I Stand Against:

  • Feeling like a victim and relying on other people to grant me with health
  • Outsourcing your health care to the point you trust your doctor blindly
  • Following the mainstream and feeding my kids with food that is not the best for their optimal health
  • Health care that looks only at the symptoms as opposed to the root of the problem
  • Medicating children with drugs and antibiotics when in most cases they are absolutely unnecessary
  • Living in a state of unconsciousness, constantly lying to myself and looking for a magic pill to solve my family’s health issues.

What This Means for You as a Mom?

This means that I can show you how and what to feed your kids in a way that will nourish their growing little bodies, so they will rarely get sick, minimize their need for medications and antibiotics, be super energized and feel good with themselves. All this through the power of food, nutritional supplements and various positive parenting techniques that encourage kids’ learning, curiosity, self-confidence, trust and self awareness.

I believe that we moms have huge power and influence over our children. It is our job to teach them how to behave, how to dress up, where to play, who is a safe person (and who isn’t) and eventually how and what to eat.

You are welcome to join my community of like minded moms, you’ll get tools, videos, blog posts, tips, recipes, programs and much more to inspire and show you everything you need to accomplish your job as a mom and feel good with yourself.

My Vision

As a pediatric nutritionist, my goal is to see as many healthy kids and as many happy moms as possible!

I want you to feel great, full of energy and purpose, while your family enjoys real food which is delicious, healthy and, the best part, easy to make!

My vision is to see children grow up without unnecessary drugs, where moms get back the healing power into their hands (or kitchen).

A world where we don’t rely on doctors and other health professionals which motivate us mainly through fear.

A world where children spend more time outdoors than indoors (even when its cold!).

A world where we treat food as medicine and pass that wonderful gift on to our children.

This vision helped me to develop unique techniques, services and workshops that will help you eat healthy and raise a healthy family.

The biggest advantage of my services is that they are NOT desolated from reality.

This is how we live, and believe me I am not a radical mom.

My kids eat fruits, vegetables, seaweed, a lot of greens, but they eat many other foods as well.

Like other kids their age, my kids also love candy, chocolate and French fries. I allow them to eat not so healthy foods when we go out, when we travel or when we have family functions. Moderation is key.

We don’t live in a bubble, a healthy lifestyle has to be realistic and nutrition practical for everyone in the household. You can feed your kids healthy and delicious foods which they will enjoy and the result of that would be less frequent colds, less frequent medication intake, and a balanced body.

This way, if kids do happen to eat something not so good, their little bodies won’t be traumatized but stay within their balance which you, mom, are maintaining at home.

Healthy life means healthy habits.

Small changes in the kitchen can make a huge impact on the health of your family members, I have witnessed it myself and is dedicated to share what I know with you.

My Magical Kingdom – Your Warm Home

This website is your warm house, here you will find all the resources and information to learn how to lead a healthy family and how to raise healthy kids.

If you want to do things on your own pace, that’s is absolutely fine! If you need someone to motivate you, hand in hand, with my professional guidance – this is the place.

Are You Ready To Start?

I offer a 30 minutes complimentary consultation for all new moms who are ready to start but don’t know how.

We will talk about your family’s unique situation, how I can help and of course the cost.

You can either call (647-218-3803), or email me (dorit.palvanov@gmail.com)

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