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Common Childhood Illnesses Parents Don’t Need to Panic About

By Cold and Flu, Common Concerns, Immune System, Salt Room

Growing bodies have immature immune systems; therefore, kids get sick more often than adults do.  The regular exposure to “germs” when we’re little helps build immune systems that recognize and defeat illnesses later in life.  Most childhood illnesses are common, natural and necessary for correct immune system development.  Described below…

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Toxins have negative effects on health

Are Toxins Making You Sick?

By Healthy Eating, Healthy Environment

You hear a lot about toxins these days.  The word is almost overused.  What are toxins?  Why are they so dangerous?  Should you really be that concerned? 95% of cancers are caused by diet and environment. This startling statistic from Columbia University School of Public Health can be found in…

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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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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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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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inflammation damages the immune system

Inflammation Damages Your Child’s Immune System

By Cold and Flu

Inflammation has more to do with getting sick than you might think.  We generally equate a healthy immune system with “not getting sick”, but did you know that your immune system controls the body’s defenses against both infections and inflammatory diseases? All infections are inflammatory to the body. The majority…

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Nutrition Tips

By Nutrition

What you eat has an enormous impact on your health!  Eating a natural diet gives your body the building blocks it needs (vitamins, minerals, phytonutrients, etc.) to keep up all its important processes.  Namely, your immune system! Our holistic pediatrician likes to recommend foods that are good for your body’s…

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