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Everyday Holistic Pediatrics

Archive for the Immune Health Category

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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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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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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How to Detoxify When Air Pollution is High

[Updated October 30, 2019] It is with a heavy heart that yet again, for the 3rd year in a row, I am writing about how to keep children and families safe and healthy through our tragic California fire season. My heart goes out to the many families

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How to Have a Healthy, Happy Holiday

We’ve all been there. You can’t wait for winter vacation to begin! You’re getting on a plane to visit grandma and the kid’s new baby cousin. But it’s cold and flu season, and the passenger right behind you is sneezing and sniffling the whole ride over while you

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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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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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