Month: March 2016

Easy Ways to Boost Your Child’s Immunity Spoiler: They don’t include vaccinations!

A quick scroll through your Facebook feed could lead you to believe that the health of your child’s immune system hinges on a simple “for or against” opinion on the subject of vaccinations. In actuality, there are countless ways to enhance their immunity. These techniques are not nearly as well-funded nor polarizing, and therefore don’t …

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Gut Check: Simple Steps to Heal the Gut and Support the Body

Heal the gut, heal the child! 80% of our immune system resides in the gut. If your child is struggling with recurrent infections or autoimmune illness like rheumatoid arthritis, eczema, allergies, etc. the gut is really “ground zero” for defending his/her health. Immune dysfunction is not the only threat of an unhealthy gut. Serotonin, the …

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Are You Ignoring a Crucial Element of Your Child’s Health? Making Nutrition a Priority

Food is fuel, and real food—healthy proteins, vegetables (complex carbohydrates) and fruits —are high-octane fuel. You feel best when you eat in small doses throughout the day, beginning with breakfast-and so do your kids. Have you noticed that your child has difficulty focusing? Do they occasionally display unstable moods or suddenly become irritable and anxious? …

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Advocating for Your Child: Becoming an Indispensable Member of Your Child’s Health Team

Not all that long ago, a doctor’s word was deemed unquestionable wisdom. However, in recent years there has been a steady push to empower patients to advocate for themselves. “It’s been largely encouraged by dedicated patients and some providers who believe that healthcare isn’t only a right, but that people should have greater control over …

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