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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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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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Top 10 Ways to Safely Detox Your Child

Why is safe detoxification so important for your child? Over 50% of our kids are currently diagnosed with a chronic condition – whether it’s eczema, asthma, allergies, ADHD, autism, anxiety, autoimmune illness, cancer, or some other disease. Yup – you heard me right. OVER 1 in 2

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Should My Kids Get the Flu Vaccine 2017-2018?

Flu Shot

UPDATE: This article just released on November 29, 2017 shows that the flu vaccine this year is NOT effective. If predictions are correct, looks like we’re in for a pretty bad flu season, with the most predominant circulating strain being the influenza A (H3N2) strain. And if you

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Dr. Song’s Podcasts Lineup!

Dr. Elisa Song

Who here likes PODCASTS? I do, I do!!! I’ve had the honor of being interviewed on several different podcasts recently with some of my dearest friends! What a joy to be sharing what I love – teaching parents how to help their children thrive with integrative, holistic pediatrics!

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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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10 Ways to Experience Nature With Your Kids

Welcome Summer and Go Outside With Your Family! Are you exhausted from all the screens constantly in front you, and in front of your children? Here are 10 ideas you can implement immediately to level the playing field – literally go to a field and play. From

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Fat Girl – You Are Beautiful!

I was a fat girl. In middle school, I asked my mom if I could go to fat camp. I wanted to lose weight and for once in my young life be a skinny girl, so away I went. I clearly remember that first mortifying day when

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