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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, Event Recording, 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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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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summer nutrition tips

Summer Nutrition Tips

By | Nutrition

Do you ever think about your family’s summer nutrition?  If you’re like most of us, probably not.  We aren’t as likely to get colds, our schedules aren’t as regimented with the kids out of school, and we have different activities with which to amuse ourselves.  It’s also harder to plan…

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Teenage Nutrition Guide

By | Nutrition

The statistics concerning teenage nutrition are saddening.  According to a study released by the National Health and Nutrition Survey in 2013, 80% of surveyed teenagers between the ages of 12 to 19 years old had a nutrient-deprived diet.  Correlating with these statistics, 1/3 of teenagers had elevated or borderline cholesterol…

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