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holiday wine and cheese open house party

Holiday Wine & Cheese Open House

By | Events

Mark your calendar for a special Holiday Open House on Thursday, November 29th hosted by Cannizzaro Integrative Pediatric Center. Dr. Cannizzaro and staff cordially invite you to share in the holiday cheer and celebrate another year of holistic healing in Central Florida! Join us for wine and cheese, tour our…

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holiday balance tips

Balance for the Holidays

By | Food for Thought, Healthy Eating, Nutrition

Food for Thought… When you think about it, there are two main “imbalances” during the holidays.  The imbalance of stretching yourself too thin (both time and budget-wise) and overindulgence when it comes to food, especially sugary ones. Tips for Overcoming Time Imbalances Too often, the giving of gifts is out…

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chocolate avocado cookie recipe

Double Chocolate Avocado Cookies

By | Healthy Eating, Recipe

With permission from Bushel & A Peck blogger, Amy-Lyn.  Check out all her recipes! These rich, decadent double-chocolatey cookies will delight your entire family and houseguests this holiday season.  Shh…don’t tell them they’re healthy! Ingredients: 1/2 tsp baking soda 1 Tbsp water 1 very ripe avocado 1/4 cup maple syrup or…

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Discover the link between inflammation and immune health.

The Link Between Inflammation and Immune Health

By | Immune System, Salt Room

We generally equate a healthy immune system with “not getting sick”, but did you know that your immune system controls your body’s defenses against both infections and inflammatory diseases?  All infections are inflammatory to the body.  The majority of childhood diseases are inflammatory diseases, which create redness, swelling, pain and…

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Improving social skills in kids is a modern concern.

Improving Social Skills for Kids

By | Family Dynamics, Social & Behavioral

Social skills are an issue for most kids these days, not just those diagnosed with social anxiety, autism, learning disabilities or ADHD.  As you may have guessed, some aspects of our modern lives—electronic devices, the frenetic pace of life and changes in socialization—greatly contribute to the social skills deficits we…

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How to Protect Your Immune Health

How to Protect Your Immune Health

By | Immune System

The kiddos are back in school, and while you heave a sigh of relief, that also means . . . here come the germs!!  Colds and flu spike up and threaten immune health as the kids bring home an assorted blend of bacteria and viruses from school.  And don’t forget about…

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fall family festival 2018

EVENT: Fall Family Festival

By | Events

Mark your calendar for a special Fall Family Festival on Saturday, September 15, 2018 at 9:30 am to 11:30 am, hosted by Cannizzaro Integrative Pediatric Center and sponsored by our friends at XYMOGEN®. Dr. Cannizzaro and staff enthusiastically invite you and your family to a morning of fun! Join us…

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ADHD can sometimes be diagnosed during the teen years.

ADHD, Anxiety & Your Teen

By | ADD/ADHD, Brain Health

The teenage years are challenging for both parents and teens. It’s a time of self-discovery and often confusing change. Changes in academic success tend to stand out. A teen may be wondering, What’s wrong with me? and parents may suspect behavioral issues. It can be hard to know the difference…

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Teen health includes knowing the difference between angst, anxiety and ADHD.

EVENT: Is It Teen Angst, Anxiety or ADHD?

By | ADD/ADHD, Brain Health, Events

On August 16th, 2018 at 6pm, Cannizzaro Integrative Pediatric Center welcomes all parents to a FREE in-office event, Is It Teen Angst, Anxiety or ADHD?  Join Sharon R. Thetford, Psy.D. as she explores the similarities between ADHD, anxiety and depression in teens and how to begin to distinguish them for proper treatment….

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When is Organic Produce Worth Buying?

Organic Produce: When is it Worth It?

By | Food for Thought, Nutrition

We crave lighter meals in the summer heat, just in time for the bounty of fresh fruits and veggies that become available.  Coincidence?  Or maybe that’s what Mother Nature intended! We can be reasonably certain, however, that Mother Nature never intended for us to eat chemical pesticides.  The dangers of…

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A healthy microbiome is crucial to overall good health

What’s in YOUR Microbiome? Your Health Depends on It!

By | Gut Health

Everyone has their own personal microbiome. It is a collection of micro-organisms — bacteria, viruses, fungi, protozoa — that inhabit your body and outnumber your human cells by 10 to 1. You may be familiar with the advice to consume probiotics in order to colonize your intestines with “good bacteria”…

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Homeopathic medicine can be used for prevention.

Homeopathic Medicine FAQs

By | Common Concerns, Homeopathy

Homeopathic medicine interests many parents as a drug-free, side effect-free treatment option. We get a lot of questions about it, so we asked our new pediatric nurse practitioner, Debi Wills, to answer a few. Debi has used homeopathy with patients for over 15 years and we’re fortunate to have her…

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Cold laser therapy helps with many inflammatory conditions

Can Laser Therapy Help?

By | 4A Kids, ADD/ADHD, Allergies, Asthma, Autism

Does “laser therapy” make you think of Star Trek? Throughout the series, doctors on starships scanned patients with devices that quickly and painlessly diagnosed their diseases and healed them. While that concept is purely science fiction, it is reflected in real cutting-edge technology. Fact IS stranger than fiction. Cold laser…

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Essential oils for the sensitive child

EVENT: Essential Oils for the Sensitive Child

By | Essential Oils, Events, Immune System, Social & Behavioral

If you’ve always wanted to use essential oils at home, join us and empower yourself with practical tips from an expert! Tracy Moore, Licensed Mental Health Counselor and Certified Aroma Freedom Practitioner, will discuss how aromatherapy with essential oils can benefit kids with mental, emotional and physical sensitivities, communication challenges…

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Natural treatment for allergies is safer than pharmaceuticals

Two Natural Treatments for Allergies & Asthma

By | Allergies, Asthma

Children’s allergies have become epidemic in this country; they can begin as early as birth! The 2014 National Health Interview Survey (NHIS) reported that 10% of US children under age 18 suffer from respiratory allergies, 8.4% from hay fever, 5.4% from food allergies, and 11.6% from skin allergies. Asthma is…

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Natural asthma and allergy relief from oral immunotherapy and salt therapy.

EVENT: Natural Asthma & Allergy Relief

By | Allergies, Asthma, Events

On January 11th at 6pm, Cannizzaro Integrative Pediatric Center welcomes all parents to a FREE in-office event, Natural Asthma & Allergy Relief. Join Dr. Cannizzaro and Ashley Steiner from The Salt Room® to learn how both oral immunotherapy and salt therapy safely clear away sinus and respiratory symptoms. Plus, take a tour…

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Dr. Cannizzaro gives healthy holiday food tips.

Dr. C’s Holiday Food Tips

By | Healthy Eating, Nutrition

The abundance of holiday food might tempt you to disregard your healthy eating habits until January 1st. Don’t set yourself back by a couple of months! There are things you can do to have a delicious holiday, but still maintain your diet decorum. After all, there always seems to be…

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