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Six Natural Ways to Boost Your Child’s Immune System!

Now that the school year is in full swing, cold and flu viruses will make their way through classrooms and families. Just because everyone else is getting sick doesn't mean your child has to too. There are a few simple things that can help keep your child's immune system strong and reduce the likelihood of getting sick or at least reduce the severity and duration of illness should they catch a cold or flu virus. Read the rest of this entry »

Vaccines: the facts, with a Naturopathic Spin!

As a Naturopathic Doctor, I frequently counsel parents of young children on the pros and cons of vaccines. I am writing this blog post for readers who are especially skeptical and/or fearful of vaccines in general. Hopefully this basic information will prompt you to discuss this topic further with your child's healthcare provider, especially if your child is not already vaccinated. Read the rest of this entry »

Should my child take Probiotics? What exactly are they, anyway?

Probiotiocs are "good" bacteria that normally colonize the digestive tract. Lack of these bacteria can lead to digestive disruption and symptoms such as chronic diarrhea and/or constipation. The "good" bacteria also happen to play a large role in our overall health, since the digestive tract contains over 40% of our body's immune system. Read the rest of this entry »
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