Saving Our Kids, Healing Our Planet was cofounded in 2008 by a pediatric, holistic RN and a determined mom of a child with autism.   SOKHOP provides information on the underlying causes of the chronic health conditions affecting of our kids.  More importantly, through well-researched articles, blog posts and video interviews it provides common-sense solutions for preventing and reversing conditions ranging from ADHD, Autism, Allergies, Asthma, Obesity, Type 2 Diabetes and childhood Cancer.

Environmental toxins (pesticides, GMO’s) sugar-laden, processed food, key nutrient deficiencies, stress, the overuse of antibiotics and vaccines etc. are all playing a role in why over half of our kids suffer from one or more of these chronic conditions.

SOKHOP is about taking smart action now to restore our kids right to a healthy and happy childhood!

Getting Healthy Before Getting Pregnant

You might be surprised to find out just how little attention is paid to this concept in our culture. Yet, today, with 1 in 6 children affected by either a ...

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What Do Cigarettes, Sugar and Vaccines Have in Common?

In 1958 the Center for Disease Control (undoubtedly influenced by Big Tobacco) announced:                              “Smoking does not cause lung cancer” In the 1970’s, the Sugar Industry began its well-funded PR campaign to ...

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The Fats of Life

Since I proclaim to be an advocate of eating a healthy diet to prevent and treat many chronic illnesses, you might ask “why would I devote an entire article to ...

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Hosting a Healthy Party

Partying is in my bones….and growing up in a working class Irish-Catholic family is where it all started! Despite their financial struggles, my parents loved to throw a party. ...

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Labeling Foods that are Genetically Engineered (GMO)

Shouldn’t We Know if Our Food Has Been Genetically Engineered?   Maureen McDonnell, BS, RN It is estimated that at least 70% of processed foods in grocery stores contain genetically-modified ingredients; mostly ...

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Natural and Healthy Skin Care….

Common Sense Approaches to Health The Importance of Natural Skin Care… the next great health awakening Over the past 35 years, I’ve observed many people become quite knowledgeable about the importance ...

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Autism: Now 1 in 88

What exactly does it mean when the Center for Disease Control and Prevention announces that 1 in 88 children born in the year 2000 have autism?  I believe it means ...

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Gas, Bloating? Solutions for Improving Digestion

I think I’ll spare myself the embarrassment and not share with you the nickname my friends gave me in high school as a result of my digestive problems.   I now ...

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