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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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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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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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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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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

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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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

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?

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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