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JHP07: Raising Healthy Eaters with Dr. Rachel Schwartzman

We interviewed Mom of 3 and naturopathic doctor Rachel Schwartzman on raising healthy eaters! She provides real life strategies for helping your kid's get more nutrients into their little tummies, managing picky eaters and more.
Jun 12, 2019 | Joy McCarthy

It was such a joy to speak with Rachel Schwartzman and I loved chatting with her about all things kids and family nutrition – a topic I am deeply passionate about (as you may already know!).

Rachel Schwartzman

Rachel Schwartzman is a licensed naturopathic doctor, birth doula, and mom to three busy kids. She maintains a family-focused naturopathic practice in Toronto (and has just opened a new clinic, which you can learn more about below!), where she works at bringing health and wellness to all. She is also the co-organizer of The Bump to Baby show, Toronto's first family health show devoted to better family choices.

Whether you're currently a parent or planning on being one someday, there is something in here for you!

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In this episode we discuss:

  • Rachel's childhood dream of becoming a medical doctor and how it evolved into studying anthropology and becoming a Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine
  • Raising kids around food
  • The importance of baking and cooking with kids from a young age
  • Tips on managing picky eaters
  • "Out of sight out of mind" when it comes to sugar
  • The most important consideration for stocking a healthy kitchen
  • Letting kids discover how food makes them feel 
  • Understanding picky eaters (and why they may not actually be as "picky" as you think)
  • Making small targets for kids instead of proposing lofty goals
  • Getting kids interested in different foods by eating "family-style"
  • Exposing your kids to a variety of foods, herbs and flavours as young as you can
  • Halloween in Rachel's home
  • Managing kids, the Bump To Baby Show and a clinic + how she does it all
  • Homeopathic essentials for kids
  • Natural supplements for kids



Jun 12, 2019 BY Joy McCarthy
Kelly   •   June 18, 2019

Listened to the podcast and was interested in the comment on infrared sauna. At what age do you think safe to expose a child to A Sauna?


Tina Sparks   •   June 24, 2019

Hi! Love your podcasts

Joy McCarthy   •   June 24, 2019

Elana   •   November 22, 2019

Hi! I love All your podcasts and listen to them daily on my commute to work. I wondered if there are certain brands you recommend for supplements you talk about or the homeopathic remedies? Specifically the sponge one for babies who are sick?

Joy McCarthy   •   November 25, 2019

Erin   •   November 25, 2019

Thank you! She said it was one to sponge up mucous when they have bad coughs ... I will have to try to find it again in there. I will also check out that brand. Thanks so much!

Joy McCarthy   •   November 27, 2019

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