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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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E. coli: What You Need to Know to Keep Your Kids Healthy

E. coli

What’s there not to love about a crunchy, delicious Caesar salad topped with shredded chicken, avocado, and cherry tomatoes? E. coli – that’s what… By now you’ve hopefully read the recent CDC warnings about a multistate outbreak of Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli O157:H7 (STEC or E. coli

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How to Detoxify When Air Pollution is High

How do you help your child when the air won’t let them breathe? When air pollution is so high, and air quality is so low, that even the healthiest of us without asthma or allergies, can barely catch our breath? While I wrote this article in response

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3-Part FB Live Series: Gut Health & Kids

FB Live: Gut Health & Kids

All health starts in the gut, which is why I decided to do a 3-Part Facebook Live series ALL about gut health and your child. Here’s the lineup for the 3-part FB Live all about gut health:   Wednesday 11/29 4:30pm PST: Foundations for a Healthy Gut

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Pediatrician-Approved Natural Remedies for the Flu

Flu Season

Flu season is right around the corner, and hopefully by now you’ve read my article on the Top Ways to Boost Your Child’s Immune System. But now you’re wondering, what if my kid actually gets the flu? Are there any natural options besides Tylenol, Motrin, Benadryl, Sudafed,

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Top Ways to Boost Your Child’s Immune System

As the cold and flu season approaches, every parent wants to know the same thing… What can I do to boost my child’s immune system? Cold and flu season is coming, and who knows what that means. Some years it hits us hard, and other years it

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Your Family’s Holistic Travel Remedy Kit

SUMMER IS HERE! Many of our kids are already out of school. Mine are getting out this week – I can’t wait! And with summertime, often comes TRAVEL! Domestic, international, by planes, trains or automobiles. Wherever we go and however we get there, the summer often includes

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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

“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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Should My Kids Get the Flu Vaccine?

Flu Shot

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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