Kid’s and the 4 A’s: Autism, Allergies, ADHD, Asthma

Gastrointestinal health (also known as gut health) is important from day one. This is because you rely on proper digestion and assimilation of nutrients in order for your body and brain to work effectively. You’re likely familiar with how you feel when you go long periods without eating—your blood sugar takes a dive and you … Read Article

Antibiotics: The Good and the Bad

By: Sapna Fliedner MSN, HHC For over 50 years, antibiotics have been used to conquer everything from pneumonia, meningitis, to post-nasal drip. But the over reliance on antibiotic drugs for benign conditions like coughs, colds, ear, throat and skin infections has caused severe strains of bacteria developing resistance to drugs which has a become a … Read Article

Healing Spices and Herbs

  Rich in phytochemicals, many herbs and spices serve as anti-inflammatory superfoods. Stock your spice cabinet with the following and it’ll double as an all-natural medicine cabinet! Basil— Researchers from the University of Michigan have shown that holy basil has anti-inflammatory activity compared to aspirin, ibuprofen, and naproxen. Traditional basil contains a compound called eugenol, … Read Article

What is Functional Pediatrics?

WHAT IS FUNCTIONAL MEDICINE? Functional medicine addresses the underlying causes of disease, using a body-function approach that attempts to connect the dots between the traditional body-system approach many are familiar with (Cardiology, Gastroenterology, etc). For example, it may perhaps look into whether a cluster of symptoms is related to inflammation, structural integrity issues, cellular communication … Read Article