Kid health myths that you might have backwards
My top picks for keeping healthy, happy eaters in your house might surprise you
Can camel milk cure autism, ADHD, Crohn’s, and more? I needed a good explanation for why camel milk could be so helpful. I found it.
There are healthier, effective, and non-toxic ways to leave this drug behind
Can you redirect ADHD and learning disabilities without prescription drugs? Such a big topic, so I split it into three parts. Short answer: Yes, you can. Bonus: Your child will be healthier over all from these efforts too. Parts 1 and 2 covered the hard and crusty...
Is ADHD your kid’s brain on … mold? Candida? Fungal load? Find out here
Got kids? You might have noticed, if they're school age, that their teachers start to get itchy, usually around fourth grade. For many traditional elementary schools, that's when the game changes. More sitting, less moving, more producing written work, higher reading...
More controversy for Autism Speaks. Does it mean more splintering for our community?
How to tell if this is what your child needs needs.
COVID19 is shaking our fundamental view and practice around infection to the core… Cue the 21st century approach
Allergy-friendly candies, recipes, and tips for a happy Halloween
Five tricks to get healthier, heftier eats into school lunch
Autism is a chronic condition with many nutrition features. Optimize and fix those, and everything else can go more smoothly
Working with a functional medicine doc? Don’t make these classic blunders
Avoid these frequent fails with unfriendly probiotics – here’s tips to get it right
Here’s how to try a camel milk infant formula – even if your baby is super sensitive or has FPIES or allergy
After 20 years working with kids on healing leaky gut, here are the strategy winners and losers
Ketogenic diets for kids are all the rage. Know when to use them and how
Flu shots aren’t the lumber, they’re just the fire drill. Food and nutrition give your kids the lumber needed to build a good fight when flu season comes a-hunting
What’s so bad about grazing? Glad you asked. Here’s the scoop plus tips for happier mealtime success.
…Or is he? Why your doctor never noticed and why it’s important to find out
Can gluten free work with sprouted or ancient grains? Here’s how you can tell
Have you been told not to bother with a GF diet, or tried it and it didn’t work? Here’s what may have gone wrong
What to feed your kids when they melt down after school because they didn’t eat all day …and you have no time
Feeding clinic: Expensive, strenuous… with improvement often at a frustrating slow pace. Here’s how you can make faster progress
Cover these critical-path nutrition issues at your child’s next check up!
Having healthy kids is harder than it used to be. Remember – health is their birthright. Engage these tips to get there
SSRI drugs have been shown to trigger violent behavior or even suicide in people under age 25. Why are we giving these to kids? Find out where to start with effective nutrition support.
Short list of top picks to help your family through colds and flu
What to do when your doc says labs are normal but you know something isn’t right.
Successful nutrition support for ADHD has lots of moving parts. Check here to get them right
There are many ways to replenish kids and restore gut health, if GAPS is not your thing
Reduce infections and illnesses in your family with these nutrition pearls
Gluten free diets for kids can work if….
Iron supplement strategies for kids, what lab tests to do, signs and symptoms, and more
Is it simpler than we think? FPIES may be more about your child’s gut biome than food proteins
Maybe your kids don’t get sick this winter. Maybe if they do, they breeze through. These natural, non-drug, nutrition-focused tricks can help
Kids have stress too. Trouble is, most kid snacks make this chemistry even worse. Try these easy options to nourish adrenal glands instead
Protein powders and supplements for kids? Is that a thing? Yup. Here’s when, why, and how
Kids with autism don’t have nutrient imbalances because of supplements. They use supplements because they have nutrient imbalances… but they need help doing this right
Did your child ever have thrush? Is it really resolved? Unchecked yeast grows like ivy… In your gut. Here’s how that makes your kid behave, eat, and poop
Salt is essential to life – but why does your child crave it? Is ordinary table salt a good move?
When visiting the pediatrician feels more like visiting a drive-through… Your kids deserve better
Reflux medicines are over-prescribed for babies and kids. Why that’s a fail and what to do instead
With weak regulatory oversight for toxins in are, water, pharmaceuticals, and food, our children are at risk
Surprise! Some of the best tools for seasonal allergies are natural, drug free, and safe for kids
If you’re blocked by guilt, fear, judgment, cost, or whatever reason, those are potent blocks to success that keep you from moving forward. Get clear first on how you feel about this, before you begin.
You don’t have to buy costly supplements to get its many benefits
Food, herbs, and nutritional support can do the trick
So many breakfasts, so little time! A bundle of real-food breakfast ideas that don’t come from a box
Discount supplements? What’s not to love? A lot, unless you know how to buy
Dead-of-winter foods that are in season in February, just in time to carry your family through the last of colds, flu, and winter blues
Measles vaccination never has, never will arrest outbreaks. Can we stop hating each other now?
Your own maternal instincts are good as gold – if you cultivate them
Nutrition factors predict severity of infection and whether or not your child has complications – even in vaccinated kids, who can still get and spread measles, since the vaccine has failed before
Food has as big an impact on functioning, learning, sleep, mood and behavior in adolescence as it does for babies and toddlers.
It is simple, and I love how GAPS is aligned with most everything I do in my practice. But many families have trouble with GAPS
Eighteen years of clinical practice and parenthood have taught me these pearls.
Of all the interventions you’re paying for when a child has autism, this may be the cheapest and quickest way to improved progress.
Make creamy delicious authentic hot cocoa that is free of major allergens like casein, whey, soy, or gluten
Hearty creamy soup even veggie haters can love – that doesn’t need wheat or dairy
The US is the only developed nation that doesn’t tell its citizens the truth about GMO foods
Use these nutrients to and foods to manage fever and shorten illness.
Flu: A season, or a preventable perfect storm?
If Pediasure has not helped your child’s growth pattern improve, here’s why this may be happening
You don’t have to bake for hours to get rid of all that zucchini. Make fritters Instead
Especially nourishing for kidneys in traditional Chinese medicine, which regards lamb as the most “warming” of meats.
Want a healthy family? Here’s three things you need to know to help you get there
If your child had a stool test, did your doctor get the whole story?
Need to heal inflammatory bowel disease? Do you have a little one with necrotizing enterocolitis, fundoplication, chronic poor appetite, or a feeding tube? There is a way to wellness
Causes and natural solutions for baby’s reflux, constipation, or diarrhea
Committing to organic, whole, real food may be the most important thing you can do for someone with chronic illness or special needs.
As whole foods and high quality supplements show more success for many conditions than prescription drugs, Big Pharma tries to cash in with its own “medical foods”
Picky eaters who fuss for mostly milk, milk, yogurts, cheese, ice cream, mac and cheese, and pretty much anything dairy are heading for trouble. Here’s why, and what to do
Despite spartan wages and living conditions, Chinese workers trounce Americans for enjoying real, fresh, unprocessed food
Whose freeloading who? While unvaccinated kids are blamed for spreading disease, survey data reveal they are the healthier ones
Get the facts on the iron-ADHD-brain connection here. No MRI needed.
Is it “behavior” or a relatively easy nutrition fix?
Halloween is just a few days away. Your kids will eat stuff. Here’s how to mitigate the effects of weird, colored, corn-syrup-y food
FPIES needn’t be an odyssey. Get started now with measures to help your baby or child feel better, function better.
Short answer: Yes, and your kids just might love it
Research shows: Stormy weather ahead for moms who eat more junky diets while pregnant
World Autism Awareness Day comes every April. Lots of blue lighting going on. I'm not sure this is the best use of the enormous monetary resources that Autism Speaks has at its disposal. What does it cost to light all those buildings blue anyway? Rather than...
Make this unbelievable macaroni and cheese without gluten or cow’s milk dairy.
I was given a really nice blender as a birthday gift a while back, and then received a really nice juicer for Christmas later on. Did I need both? Seemed extravagant at first, but it turns out I’m glad to have both, because I use either or both every day. You might...
What a horrific year for Colorado. My family was among those evacuated due to fire (click here for an amazing time lapse video of the first 36 hours of this fire). As of this moment, I am back in my home. But while my neighborhood was blessed with weather breaks and well timed rain that helped crush the Flagstaff Fire (still only 40% contained at the moment, but prognosis is good), thousands are displaced from their homes all over the state. And no doubt, a number of those are families affected by autism.
Find out if vitamin B6 – aka pyridoxine or P5P – might help your child child
What you eat, toxins you encounter, and vaccines you get in your childbearing years alter the course of your baby’s health health
Do you have to try GFCF diet for autism? Put it on the short list – and try these other steps too too
Cooking at home with whole foods is the best education you can give your children about eating healthy, and maybe even about self respect.
Why those fortified protein drinks may be the last thing your child needs to gain weight weight
Know a feeding clinic flunkie? There’s hope for the baddest of the bad picky eaters
Before your child is given a psychiatric medication for pica, read this this
Let your doctor assume the risk instead of your baby baby
Assemble this soup to help colds and flu move right along along
Even kids with dietary restrictions get to have fun, eat treats, and be included at holiday time – here’s how
First steps to take when leveraging nutrition for better sleep in kids kids.
School physicals have become a battleground over who knows what is best for your child’s health health
Try one of these simple steps to get your child ready for school.
A law review reveals 83 families were paid millions by the government for vaccine-induced brain injuries that included autism
My top five picks for alternative approaches to managing childhood anxiety disorders. disorders.
What are kids with special needs not getting from their doctors? Direction on how to leverage the extraordinary power of good food, and good nutrition nutrition
Move over, sneaky chef tactics… It’s time for kids to like more food food
Snack ideas for kids who can’t eat dairy, peanut, gluten, or wheat. wheat
The study errs in its very premise, that we can test a single diet as a treatment for autism. Autism
The First Lady hasn’t asked you to choose, she just hopes you will breastfeed. But what if we compare breast milk to vaccinations? vax
How to avoid heavy metals, pesticides, and other trouble in your kids’ food and supplements. supplements
An inedible foam or play-dough birthday cake is a reality for some children with eosinophilic esophagitis. cakes
What do pediatricians actually learn about nutrition? It turns out, not very much.
What’s the best supplement for your baby or child? How do you use them? Here’s tips on what works, and what doesn’t. nutrition
Stimulants, reflux medications, and antibiotics are now routine for young children. Are they effective, safe, necessary? Food and nutrition strategies that may work better are in demand. demand
The CDC wants you to know that “purple crying” is normal. Your pediatrician wants you to know that “toddler diarrhea” is normal too. I beg to differ, on both counts. autism
Biomedical interventions for autism – like special diets, GF CF diet, SCD diet, GAPS diet, chelation, antifungal therapy, supplements, B12 shots, and more – can backfire when basic tenets of child nutrition are ignored. Make your child’s biomedical intervention more successful with these tips. autism
Yes, you can give melatonin a try – read about how to do it here first.
Pediatrics publishes a study on nutrition and diet issues in kids with autism. It’s lousy. See why it could never have answered the question “do children with autism have poorer diets than typical peers?” autism