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naturopathic pediatrics

naturopathic pediatrics

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Endocrine Disruptors

Endocrine disruptors are chemicals that may interfere with the body’s endocrine system and produce adverse developmental, reproductive, neurological, and immune effects in both humans and wildlife. Endocrine disruptors can wreak havoc on our hormonal systems by increasing production of certain hormones and decreasing production of others.  They can imitate hormones, interfere with hormone signaling, compete…

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Why should I use professional grade supplements?

Most people do not give much thought to the purchase of their nutritional supplements, assuming they are all basically the same. However, the quality of dietary supplements varies tremendously from manufacturer to manufacturer. Unfortunately, many products are not what they are represented to be.  Things to consider when purchasing supplements: #1 Allergies and Sensitivities:  Because…

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Why Should I Use Only Professional Grade Supplements?

Most people do not give much thought to the purchase of their nutritional supplements, assuming they are all basically the same. However, the quality of dietary supplements varies tremendously from manufacturer to manufacturer. Unfortunately, many products are not what they are represented to be.  Things to consider when purchasing supplements: #1 Allergies and Sensitivities:  Because…

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Nettles: The plant that bites back

Stinging nettles are a personal favorite when it comes to herbs.  A plant that is loved by few, and feared by many. I noticed the other evening that I have a fairly sizable patch of nettles growing in a nice shady spot under a spigot in my backyard. Perhaps this is a testament to how…

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Osteoporosis: the hidden disease

Osteoporosis: a pediatric disease with geriatric consequences. Hightower L. Source: Community Medical Center, Missoula, Montana, USA. Abstract Source: Pubmed Osteoporosis affects 28 million Americans. The National Osteoporosis Foundation estimates this number will increase to 41 million by 2015. Ninety percent of bone growth occurs between the ages of 10 and 20. Present lifestyles of adolescents leave…

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Should I Be Taking A Multivitamin?

Dietary Supplement Recommendations Multivitamin preparations are the most common dietary supplement, taken by at least one-third of all US adults.  Should, or shouldn’t I take a multivitamin is a question I am asked frequently by patients.  The answer however, is not as simple as yes or no. Ideally, we would get all the nutrients our…

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Childhood Allergies

  Not only do we typically see a resurgence of colds this time of year, but many children are reacting to their environment as well.  Spring brings us an abundance of mold spores and pollens, as Mother Nature wakes her sleepy vegetation with sunshine, and more rain.  Childhood allergies can also be year-round, and tend…

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Pediatric Fevers

When children get sick, we always want to do what we can to help them feel better.  However, when they have a fever, our efforts could be counter-productive.  The ability that children have to mount a fever is a clear demonstration of the inherent potential that the human body has to heal itself.

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Is it a Cold or the Flu?

The common cold and influenza can look a lot alike… at first that is.  They are caused by different viruses which effect the body differently.  The cold, commonly caused by a rhinovirus, adenovirus, parainfluenza virus, RSV, well you get the picture.. attacks the cells located in the throat and nasal cavity.  Our immune response to…

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Cold and Flu Prevention

It’s here again.. Time to bundle up and take steps to support those busy little white blood cells so we can stay healthy for the up coming winter months.  Below are a few recommendations for preventing and treating infections of the respiratory tract this Fall and Winter.

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