The #1 Factor that's Usually Overlooked in Chronic Pediatric Ailments
Since I joined the team as the adult and pediatric health specialist at Detox Rejuvenation I've been having a lot of conversations with parents.
Many of these parents are doing all the right things…Maybe you can relate to this?
They've already gone gluten-free and dairy-free, they don't let their kids eat sugar. They don't eat a bunch of preservatives, artificial colors or flavors. They don’t let their kids eat Takis even when they beg!
They're eating organic.
They're very carefully choosing…
Is your child still struggling?
Is your child struggling with a mental, emotional, or health condition?
Are they having emotional or behavioral issues that you're concerned about? Or a health problem like asthma allergies, eczema, ADHD, or autism?
You are not alone!
By the age of 16, approximately 54% of children have a chronic illness diagnosis.
BY THE AGE OF 16.
I find this statistic incredibly troubling. When I started my career in pediatrics, I thought I was on the front edge of reversing these trends.
Yet, they don…
Toxic Childhood: When Did Chronic Illness in Kids Get So Norm
When did chronic illness in children get so normalized?
Just 40 years ago, conditions like asthma, ADHD, autism, food sensitivities, eczema, and allergies were rare.
Nowadays, setting up a playdate involves a complete medical history, allergy list, and epi-pen instructions. 🤪
1 in 3 kids suffer from the issues listed above. Probably more. Maybe your child is struggling with one, too?
It's not that we're more aware of the issues now - the incidence of these illnesses has increased over time.…
Could this be the missing piece to healing your child from chronic illness?
After being in the pediatric field for over 18 years now, I've noticed some alarming trends.
Kids are sicker than ever.
By the age of 16, 54% of children have a chronic illness diagnosis.
I was really hoping that by this point in my career I'd have good news on this front, but things are only getting worse.
And even more concerning…
The tools we use to help kids heal are becoming less and less effective.
A great example of this was a gluten free/dairy free diet, previously created huge im…
Chinese Medicine Germ Theory
Coronavirus (and other pathogens) are scary. COVID-19, in particular, has already killed thousands worldwide and infected over a million.
It's a tragedy that people have lost their lives, and we ought to do everything we can to mitigate its spread.
It's important to follow the health guidelines you receive from your local government officials to help keep yourself and your family safe.
But... in this video, I share a coronavirus perspective you may not have heard.
A piece of the conversation…
Top 6 Chinese Herbal Formulas for Children's Cold and Cough
As much as we want to prevent our kids from getting sick, they need to get sick then get healthy! That's how our children build a strong immune system. But, that doesn't mean we're powerless to help our kids if they do get sick. Chinese pediatric herbal formulas are another great tool to have in your medicine bag.
Chinese herbal formulas are incredibly safe and effective.
Their safety record far surpasses that of children's Tylenol and OTC cough medicines and pretty much most drugs!
7 Ways to Calm a Cough Your Pediatrician Won't Tell You About
Every cold and flu season many children come down with a head cold that results in a cough. Coughing can be uncomfortable and downright irritating if it’s strong and persistent or keeping everyone up at night.
Since I originally wrote this post in 2013, I've updated it adding even more tools to help you with your child's cough. So, now we have not just seven, but eight ways to calm your child's cough naturally. Many articles on treating kid's cough naturally focus on things you probably alr…
Six Natural Ways to Treat Croupy Cough
Sometime last week around 3 a.m. I woke up to the sound of a seal barking. It took a few minutes for me to realize that it was my son coughing.
My next thought was, "Oh boy, here we go again with the croup."
My husband and I are no strangers to croup since my oldest son typically gets it once or twice a year.
The first time he had croup he was about 18 months old and I was just finishing my advanced classes in acupuncture pediatrics. I had studied croup and heard the audio recordings …
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