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A Pediatrician’s Pandemic Immune Support Plan

Many of you have asked me how to support your family’s immune systems during the Coronavirus pandemic. And many of you want to know specifically what I’ve been doing as a holistic pediatrician and mama, for my very own family, so I’m going to share it all!

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NSAIDS & Coronavirus: should we be worried?

Can taking NSAID medications like Ibuprofen (aka Motrin or Advil) really make COVID-19 infection worse?  A possible correlation was noted by Olivier Veran, French Minister for Solidarity & Health, after doctors in France observed that young people presenting with more severe illness may have had NSAID use

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Coronavirus & Social Distancing

Please, mamas & papas & caregivers, help #flattenthecurve … In the US, we are on a trajectory to double COVID-19 cases every 2-5 days. At this pace, patients with serious illness requiring ICU beds will quickly outnumber availability, placing us in the same heart-wrenching situation that Italy

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How To Talk With Your Kids About Coronavirus

As we hold our collective breath, waiting to see what will happen in the coming weeks as Coronavirus continues to spread throughout the US and the world, some of us are panicking. And even if you’re not panicking, someone around you is. And through this all… Our

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Handwashing and Coronavirus: Are you doing it the right way?

How much does handwashing really help to prevent the spread of Coronavirus? Let’s find out! Did you know that 30% of people DON’T wash their hands after going to the bathroom? EEEEUUUUWWW!  And of those who do wash their hands, only about 50% do it RIGHT? Many

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Coronavirus (COVID-19): What a Pediatrician Wants You to Know

[Updated March 24, 2020 to include the latest potential therapeutic options.] Flu hysteria has now transformed into coronavirus hysteria, and many of you have asked me how worried you should really be. News around COVID-19 has taken the world by storm and many of us are not

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6 Steps for a Stress-Proof Child

We are facing an epidemic of anxiety and depression in our children and teenagers. 1 in 4 teenagers has been diagnosed with an anxiety disorder. By the time they’re 18, nearly 1 in 2 teens will be diagnosed with a mental health disorder. And many are turning

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What To Do If Your Child Gets a Tick Bite

(UPDATED May 9, 2019) 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

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Mindfulness for Kids

Mindfulness and Kids. Words that don’t seem to go together naturally. But now, more than ever, as our children and teenagers are facing an epidemic of anxiety, we need to help our kids make mindfulness an EASY and EVERYDAY part of their lives. Before we can do

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My Secret Weapon Against the Flu: Fermented Foods!

Kimchi

What’s my secret weapon against the flu??? KIMCHI! And it’s not just because I’m Korean! Researchers found that kimchi, a spicy fermented Korean cabbage, was effective in PREVENTING and KILLING the influenza virus! This is what researchers from the Korea Food Research Institute and the World Institute

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