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  • Compassionate Healing Modalities for Children

    Children…we all love those adorable, energetic, creative, sweet, loving, delightful, expressive little beings! But children don’t always exhibit these traits. Then, they look to adults to help restore them to their precious little selves. As humans, we...

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  • Natural Treatments for Childhood Anxiety

    Anxiety disorders are becoming more prevalent in recent years. Adults and children alike suffer from various forms of anxiety, including extreme fear or worry, generalized anxiety, panic attacks, agoraphobia, social anxiety, obsessive-compulsive behavior, post-traumatic stress, selective mutism,...

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  • Meditation, Mindfulness and Yoga for Kids

    Educators and parents alike are taking notice of the stress that surrounds our children on a daily basis. The stressors and demands of modern American society leaves students at a disadvantage that can only be remedied by...

    • Posted 1 year ago
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  • A Naturopathic Approach to Pediatric Health

    As summer wanes and the days begin to shorten, thoughts turn from beach trips and family vacations to classrooms and textbooks. For children, it’s the beginning of another school year, with the associated mixed bag of emotions...

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  • Nurturing Your Nature: The Benefits of Playing Outdoors

    Adults frequently say, “Go play outside,” to their children without fully realizing the benefits that can come from outdoor play and getting dirty. Digging into dirt can have significant physical health benefits. Exposure to a range of...

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  • Impact of Childhood Trauma and Stressors in Fibromyalgia

    Traumatic experiences and stressors in childhood have historically been overlooked as predisposing factors in the development of various chronic pain disorders and psychiatric conditions, including fibromyalgia, irritable bowel syndrome, insomnia, depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder, and chronic...

    • Posted 2 years ago
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  • It’s More Than Just a Knock on the Head

    Concussions and head injuries are all over the news lately, especially now that football season is in full swing. They’ve even made their way to the silver screen, with Will Smith’s latest sports drama, Concussion. It’s really...

    • Posted 2 years ago
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  • Making an Educated Decision on Childhood Vaccinations

    “What’s your view on vaccinations?” It’s a question I receive commonly in the office, and I love the opportunity to share a comprehensive, balanced perspective with my patients. The truth is that there is so much information...

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  • 10 Things Your Pediatrician Might Not Explain To You

    I have worked in Pediatrics for over 20 years. My education and experience in Western medicine has been invaluable. I know where it excels and where it has its limits. My trainings and experience with holistic and...

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  • Autism Spectrum Disorders: Gut-based Interventions

    According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC) the prevalence of autism is now 1 in 68. This is a 119.4% increase over the rate of 1 in 150 that was estimated in 2000. In fact, according...

    • Posted 3 years ago
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  • A Mom Who Healed Autism and ADHD

    Several years ago, my youngest son was showing signs of being severely autistic and my older son had PDD (and probably more had we tested him before we began holistic healing strategies). Fast forward to today. Both...

    • Posted 3 years ago
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  • Maintaining Immune Health in our Children as they Return to School

    The end of summer is always bittersweet… it’s been such a joy to watch our children run around carefree through the summer months… watching them get dirty and wet, and listen to their infectious laughter. During the...

    • Posted 3 years ago
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  • Natural Remedies for Common Childhood Ailments: Part Two

    Continued from August Natural Nutmeg online at: https://naturalnutmeg.com/natural-remedies-for-babies-and-children-wheres-the-user-manual/ Children are as individual in their healthcare needs as adults, and there is never one answer for every condition in every child. Knowing what works and what doesn’t work...

    • Posted 3 years ago
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  • Homeopathy – A Safe, Effective, Non-Toxic Way to Help Your Child’s Mental Health Challenges

    Here in Connecticut we are very much aware of the mental health challenges our children are experiencing given the increased diagnoses of ADHD and Autism and the appointment of special commissions and committees to investigate children’s mental...

    • Posted 3 years ago
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  • Mercury, Fish, & ADHD – The Whole Story

    Anyone paying attention to pediatric medicine over the past decade has noticed the dramatic increase in the incidence of attention and hyperactivity disorders in our children. There are no shortage of theories regarding why this is the...

    • Posted 3 years ago
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  • Natural Remedies for Babies and Children: Where’s the user manual?

    Having a user manual sure would make raising kids easy, except that every individual is different. Therefore every healthcare decision may also be different. Even in the same family, nothing applies to all children, all the time....

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  • Battling the Child Obesity Epidemic…Solved!

    I have two children. They are young and healthy. I am grateful everyday for their health, but what about the baggage that they carry with them…their genetics? How much does genetics affect us? Well, science shows that...

    • Posted 4 years ago
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  • Natural Remedies for Bumps and Bruises and Knowing When to Call Your Doctor

    It’s finally summertime and the kids are outside biking, hiking, swimming, at the playground, and playing sports. With these activities can sometimes bring the unpleasant bumps, bruises, cuts, scrapes, and head injuries. Some of these injuries can...

    • Posted 4 years ago
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  • Bug Bites, Tick Bites, and Bee Stings: What Every Parent Should Know

    It’s that time of year again when the days are longer, weather is warmer, and the kids go outside to play. It’s also the same time of year that bugs, ticks and bees like to share the...

    • Posted 4 years ago
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  • Sweeter Dreams: 10 Steps to Safe Slumber for Kids

    While children are awake, parents are vigilant about keeping them safe, from holding hands while crossing the street to applying (and reapplying!) sunscreen. But it’s just as important to keep kids safe while they slumber—after all, children...

    • Posted 4 years ago
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  • Conscious Kids Conscious Money

    You taught them how to read and how to ride a bike, but have you taught your children how to manage money? Since they probably don’t have much of it, I suggest the conversation include a strong...

    • Posted 4 years ago
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  • Better Food Better Behavior

    Would you like to see remarkable improvements in your children’s learning and behavior? Take a look at their diets–at home and at school. A case study at a high school in Appleton, Wisconsin, where a significant number...

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  • How to Have a Healthy Pregnancy

    Having a baby is a natural and beautiful process. It is a blessing. However, for many women it can be a stressful time. Stress can contribute to a more difficult childbirth. As a woman prepares to bring...

    • Posted 5 years ago
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  • Going Back to School and Staying Healthy!

    September is back-to-school month! The family outings to buy school supplies and new clothes are very likely completed by now. School has already begun for many of our children. The weather is still warm and the sun...

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  • ADHD-Nutritional Strategies for School Success

    Another summer has drawn to a close and the stores have been displaying backpacks, study supplies and school ready clothes for a month.  For children with ADHD, this time of year can often be a sad or...

    • Posted 7 years ago
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  • Raising Children Naturally

    Introduction In today’s world it is vital to make natural choices whenever possible. Making the natural choice is important for two reasons: 1. to keep you and your family healthy 2. to keep the planet healthy. In...

    • Posted 7 years ago
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  • How to Augment the Immune System in response to childhood vaccinations

    History of Vaccines The vaccine controversy has been a source of heated debate amongst the natural and traditional medical and parenting communities for many years. Many don’t understand what a vaccine is or how it works, let...

    • Posted 7 years ago
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  • Words that Heal: Communicating with Kids

      A teen boy was agitated with staff on a pediatric psychiatric unit – cursing, threatening, pacing – so he was sent to a small room to calm down on his own away from whatever had triggered...

    • Posted 7 years ago
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