20 March 2017


March 20th, 2017|Holistic Pediatrics|

Fevers are the number one concern for parents. Many doctor visits are due to fevers.  Remember, if a child is over 2 months of age and is not lethargic or having other symptoms a fever is the body's way of fighting infection. If your child is under 2 months of age you should call [...]

12 April 2021

When To Call The Pediatrician

April 12th, 2021|Nutrition|

As a parent, it’s hard to know when you need to see the doctor versus stick it out at home. What signs and symptoms are more concerning than others? While you should always talk to your physician or nurse for specific information about your child, here we’ll discuss 10 common pediatric conditions and when you [...]

16 January 2018

Solid Food Introduction

January 16th, 2018|Nutrition|

As a pediatrician I routinely advise parents how to introduce solid foods to their infants. Parents want to know when and what to feed their baby. My advice is a little different from what they are used to hearing. I recommend pureed fruits and vegetables as first foods instead of rice cereal. To determine if [...]

2 January 2018

Cold/Flu Prevention

January 2nd, 2018|Illness|

The most important action that you can take to arm your family against the flu is to strengthen the immune system. 80% of the immune system is located in the digestive system. Therefore the saying “you are what you eat” is very true. Here are some lifestyle habits that will strengthen the immune system: eat [...]

21 September 2011

Homeopathy for common childhood illnesses

September 21st, 2011|Healthy Children, Holistic Pediatrics, Homeopathy|

  Homeopathy is a safe and effective treatment option for many childhood illnesses. Most remedies can be used for all age groups, including newborns. The dosage is the same for infants, children and adults. Because I frequently recommend homeopathic remedies in my practice I developed a kit containing those remedies. The indications for items in [...]

18 August 2011

Health Benefits of Plant vs Animal Based Diet

August 18th, 2011|Diet/Food, Healthy Adults|

There are many opinions regarding what type of diet is most beneficial for optimal health. There are many diets ranging from plant to animal based. A vegetarian diet is comprised of fruits, vegetables, dried beans and peas, grains, seeds and nuts. A vegan diet excludes all meat and animal products. A lacto vegetarian diet includes [...]

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