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Learn how to use essential oils safely and effectively

EVENT: Essential Oils: Safe & Savvy Secrets

By | Essential Oils, Events

Are your personal care and home care products harming your family? Non-toxic, environmentally friendly and multi-purpose essential oils are smart and healthy alternatives to store-bought products.  They are also fun and easy to use! Join Tillie Alenikoff, Registered Aromatherapist, as she shows you how to safely and effectively use nature’s…

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Salt therapy helps manage environmental allergies naturally.

Managing Environmental Allergies Naturally

By | 4A Kids, Allergies, Salt Room

Managing environmental allergies naturally is a specialty of our office.  An allergy is an exaggerated response of the immune system to specific substances that normally pose no threat to the human body.  These substances, or allergens, elevate specific antibodies and can cause sneezing, coughing and itching. Allergic rhinitis (hay fever)…

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Parents need help understanding psychoeducational evaluations

Psychoeducational Evaluation: 3 Tips for Parents

By | ADD/ADHD, Learning

When a child struggles in school, teachers and pediatricians may recommend a psychoeducational evaluation.  This testing process measures a child’s academic achievement levels, cognitive skills and information processing abilities.  It can also uncover behavioral and emotional issues and learning disabilities.  The testing aims to find the source of the child’s…

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Why Your Child’s ADD Diagnosis is Inadequate for Healing

By | ADD/ADHD

Has your child been diagnosed with ADD? If your conventional healthcare practitioner took a generic approach to reach an ADD diagnosis and treatment program, you may have found that the recommended therapy did not work or possibly made your child’s symptoms worse. An ADD diagnosis today is a general label…

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Did you know there are 7 types of ADD?

EVENT: The 7 Types of ADD

By | ADD/ADHD, Brain Health, Events

A diagnosis of ADD alone is often not sufficient to address the various symptoms and behaviors of the condition—because there are actually 7 types of ADD, each presenting subtle differences that require distinct therapies. Join Dwight Franklin, DOM as he describes the seven types of ADD, the areas of the…

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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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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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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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