Archive for the Functional Medicine Category

3 Things to STOP Doing if Your Teen Suffers from Chronic Headaches

3 Things to STOP Doing if Your Teen Suffers from Chronic Headaches

Guest post by Erin Knight, creator of the Migraine Freedom™ plan I’m not writing this as a parent, a doctor or even someone who specializes in working with kids. I am writing this as someone who went to high school with a headache nearly every single day.

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Top 5 Pediatrician-Approved Natural Remedies for Your Child’s Headache

Top 5 Pediatrician-Approved Natural Remedies for Your Child’s Headache

If you’ve ever suffered from headaches, you know how awful they can be. I, knock-on-wood, don’t often get headaches, but the ones I’ve had have been doozies and I have endless empathy for kids and adults who get them on a regular basis. And of course, when

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What To Do If Your Child Gets a Tick Bite

What To Do If Your Child Gets a Tick Bite

  As the weather warms up and summer approaches, many of us are getting excited for weekend family hikes, outdoor BBQs and camping trips. I know I am! But unfortunately, with the great outdoors, comes the not-so-glamorous reality that there are lots of creepy crawlies out there

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Pediatrician-Approved Natural Remedies for Ear Infections

Pediatrician-Approved Natural Remedies for Ear Infections

“Mommy, my ear hurts!” As we head full swing into cold and flu season, this is a common refrain heard by many parents. In fact, earaches are the #1 reason for visits to the pediatrician’s office, and the most common reason that antibiotics are prescribed for kids.

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The Top Homeopathic Medicines for Kids

The Top Homeopathic Medicines for Kids

Are you looking to start your homeopathic home remedy kit, but you’re not sure where to start? Many of you have asked me as a holistic pediatrician and mama what my top homeopathic medicines for kids are. Now you’ve got it! Here are the top homeopathic medicines

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Should My Kids Get the Flu Vaccine?

Should My Kids Get the Flu Vaccine?

To get the flu vaccine or not? That is the question… Or at least, it’s a very common question in my office this time of year. I believe that the decision to get the flu vaccine for your child, just like any other vaccine, is YOUR CHOICE

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Treat Your Child’s Flu – Naturally!

Treat Your Child’s Flu – Naturally!

Flu season is right around the corner, and we’re all bracing ourselves. There’s nothing worse than your child having fever, chills, aches, and pains – and not being able to do anything but give some Tylenol or Motrin and just wait it out. But – WAIT! If

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Nourish Your Family with Bone Broth!

Nourish Your Family with Bone Broth!

Just in time for the cold and flu season, Kandice Stellmon, nutrition consultant extraordinaire for Whole Family Wellness, shows us how to make delicious and oh-so-nutritious bone broth to nourish our our family’s bodies and souls. Read on to find out how! Bone broth – YUM!!! When

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Keep Your Family Healthy Through The Flu Season

Keep Your Family Healthy Through The Flu Season

As the flu season approaches, every parent wants to know the same thing… What can I do to keep my family healthy? As of the middle of November, flu activity across the United States is minimal, and below baseline activity compared with other years. While I can

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Eat Yourself to a Good Night’s Sleep

Eat Yourself to a Good Night’s Sleep

Guest post by Kandice Stellmon, NC   Want a good night’s sleep?  Check out my nutrition Do’s and Don’t’s for getting your best sleep ever! Nutrition Do’s for a good night’s sleep: ‘Gobble’ up the right snack before bed.  We’ve all heard that the tryptophan found in

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