7 Kid Health Myths That Actually Keep Your Kids Sick
Kid health myths that you might have backwards
5 Must-Do’s For Your Children’s Health This Year
My top picks for keeping healthy, happy eaters in your house might surprise you
Can Camel Milk Help FPIES, Allergy, Autism, and More?
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.
How To Get Kids Off Miralax
There are healthier, effective, and non-toxic ways to leave this drug behind
Tackling ADHD, Focus, & Learning Naturally Part 3: Minerals
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...
Tackling ADHD, Attention, Focus & Learning Naturally, Part 2: Candida Overgrowth
Is ADHD your kid’s brain on … mold? Candida? Fungal load? Find out here
Tackling ADHD, Attention, Focus, & Learning – Naturally
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...
Autism: It’s About Potential, Not Neurodiversity
More controversy for Autism Speaks. Does it mean more splintering for our community?
Gluten Free Diet: Fad, Fact, or Fiction?
How to tell if this is what your child needs needs.
You Get To Love Your Pediatrician
Let’s just say it: American Academy of Pediatrics, you’re fired. What to do if you’re not loving it
Food Allergy and Food Antibody Testing For Kids – What Works?
Food allergy, food sensitivity, food intolerance – how do you sort this out for kids?
Natural and Nutrition Supports During Fever
Kids can have fevers safely and effectively. What are the options besides Tylenol and Ibuprofen?
Detox Support For Kids
What does toxic burden look like in kids? Help your kids detoxify safely and effectively with these supports.
Covid Shots For Kids: Why Does WHO Say No? And Other Qs To Review With Your Doc
Why has World Health Organization said no to covid shots for kids? Review this and these other questions before allowing your child to have a shot
My Baby Was Treated With Reflux Medicine. Now What?
Start reversing the negative effects of overuse of reflux medicines (PPIs) with these helpful tips
Picky Eaters Are Made Not Born
No, you didn’t cause it by feeding the wrong foods or being a bad parent. Here are the underlying triggers that may be easier to fix than you think
Why I Wish You’d Quit Talking About Food To Your Kids
Want to raise healthy kids with good eating habits? Stop talking about food and nutrition. Here’s why.. plus other do’s and don’ts
THIS Covid News Will Surprise You
Are we doing this all wrong?
Can We Beat COVID? Five Ways That Nutrition Matters
Nutrition may be a formidable ally in the fight against covid. Here’s 5 ways to use it for your kids
COVID19 Is Our Moment To Rethink Infection
COVID19 is shaking our fundamental view and practice around infection to the core… Cue the 21st century approach
Don’t Let Food Allergies or Dietary Restrictions Ruin Halloween
Allergy-friendly candies, recipes, and tips for a happy Halloween
How To Get A Decent School Lunch In Your Kid’s Belly
Five tricks to get healthier, heftier eats into school lunch
New Autism Diagnosis? Here’s Why Nutrition MUST Come First
Autism is a chronic condition with many nutrition features. Optimize and fix those, and everything else can go more smoothly
Top 3 Mistakes Functional Medicine Doctors Make When Working With Kids
Working with a functional medicine doc? Don’t make these classic blunders
When Probiotics Are UN-Friendly
Avoid these frequent fails with unfriendly probiotics – here’s tips to get it right
Camel Milk Infant Formula
Here’s how to try a camel milk infant formula – even if your baby is super sensitive or has FPIES or allergy
What REALLY Heals Leaky Gut in Kids
After 20 years working with kids on healing leaky gut, here are the strategy winners and losers
Are Ketogenic Diets Good For Kids?
Ketogenic diets for kids are all the rage. Know when to use them and how
When Flu Shots Fail, Nutrition To The Rescue
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
Grazing Versus Meals: What’s Best For Kids?
What’s so bad about grazing? Glad you asked. Here’s the scoop plus tips for happier mealtime success.
Surprise! Your Child Is Underweight
…Or is he? Why your doctor never noticed and why it’s important to find out
Can Kids Eat Sprouted Wheat Bread On A Gluten Free Diet?
Can gluten free work with sprouted or ancient grains? Here’s how you can tell
Gluten Free Diets Can Help Diminish Autism Features
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
Fast Feeds! How To Feed Your Kids Good Food When You Don’t Have Time
What to feed your kids when they melt down after school because they didn’t eat all day …and you have no time
The Truth About Feeding Clinic
Feeding clinic: Expensive, strenuous… with improvement often at a frustrating slow pace. Here’s how you can make faster progress
Five Things Your Pediatrician Doesn’t Know About Nutrition
Cover these critical-path nutrition issues at your child’s next check up!
Your Kids Get To Be Healthy
Having healthy kids is harder than it used to be. Remember – health is their birthright. Engage these tips to get there
Yes, Food and Nutrients CAN Help Kids’ Anxiety or Depression
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.
Can Kids Fight Colds, Flu, and Winter Infections Naturally?
Short list of top picks to help your family through colds and flu
What If Labs Are “Normal”, But Your Child Still Feels Awful?
What to do when your doc says labs are normal but you know something isn’t right.
Top Ten Nutrition Fails That Trigger ADHD
Successful nutrition support for ADHD has lots of moving parts. Check here to get them right
Why GAPS Can Fail Your Child
There are many ways to replenish kids and restore gut health, if GAPS is not your thing
“My Kids Are Always Sick!” How To Minimize Sick Days
Reduce infections and illnesses in your family with these nutrition pearls
Top 5 Fails To Avoid When Trying Gluten Free For Kids
Gluten free diets for kids can work if….
When Do Kids Need Iron?
Iron supplement strategies for kids, what lab tests to do, signs and symptoms, and more
Is FPIES FODMAPs Intolerance In Disguise?
Is it simpler than we think? FPIES may be more about your child’s gut biome than food proteins
7 Wintertime Tips To Keep Kids Flu and Cold Free (or help them breeze through)
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
Kid Snacks To Replenish and Nourish Adrenal Glands
Kids have stress too. Trouble is, most kid snacks make this chemistry even worse. Try these easy options to nourish adrenal glands instead
Do Kids Need Protein Powders? Which Ones Work, Which Ones Are Safe
Protein powders for kids? Here’s when they matter, how to use them, and what products are safest.
Supplements For Kids With Autism: Who Do You Believe?
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
Are Thrush and Yeast Infections Pediatrics’ Biggest Fail?
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 Cravings In Kids: What They Mean, Why They Matter
Salt is essential to life – but why does your child crave it? Is ordinary table salt a good move?
Functional Nutrition For Kids
When visiting the pediatrician feels more like visiting a drive-through… Your kids deserve better
Why You Should Avoid Reflux Meds For Your Baby – And How To Do It
Reflux medicines are over-prescribed for babies and kids. Why that’s a fail and what to do instead
Unsafe Toxins Our Kids Don’t Need
With weak regulatory oversight for toxins in are, water, pharmaceuticals, and food, our children are at risk
Natural Helps Through Seasonal Allergies: Herbs, Homeopathics, Supplements
Surprise! Some of the best tools for seasonal allergies are natural, drug free, and safe for kids
Should You Try A Special Diet For Your Child?
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.
How To Eat More Curcumin, The “Solid Gold” Of Healthy Foods
You don’t have to buy costly supplements to get its many benefits
Heal Your Child’s Eczema Naturally
Food, herbs, and nutritional support can do the trick
Hearty, Healthy Starters For Kids: Breakfast Ideas Without Processed Junk Food
So many breakfasts, so little time! A bundle of real-food breakfast ideas that don’t come from a box
Discount Supplements: When They’re Worth It, When They’re Not
Discount supplements? What’s not to love? A lot, unless you know how to buy
7 Winter Wonder Foods For Immune And Mood Boosts
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 Mania? Don’t Ride That Bus
Measles vaccination never has, never will arrest outbreaks. Can we stop hating each other now?
Your Intuition Makes Your Kids Healthier, Happier
Your own maternal instincts are good as gold – if you cultivate them
Why We Need Nutrition To Control Measles
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
How To Feed A Teenager
Food has as big an impact on functioning, learning, sleep, mood and behavior in adolescence as it does for babies and toddlers.
7 Tips To GAPS Diet Success
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
7 Things I’ve Learned From Kids With Autism
Eighteen years of clinical practice and parenthood have taught me these pearls.
Special Diets and Nutrition For Autism: Why They’re Cost Effective
Of all the interventions you’re paying for when a child has autism, this may be the cheapest and quickest way to improved progress.
Dairy-Free Rich and Creamy Hot Cocoa
Make creamy delicious authentic hot cocoa that is free of major allergens like casein, whey, soy, or gluten
Cauliflower and Leek Bisque, Gluten and Dairy Free
Hearty creamy soup even veggie haters can love – that doesn’t need wheat or dairy
Why I Tell My Patients To Avoid GMO Foods
The US is the only developed nation that doesn’t tell its citizens the truth about GMO foods
Nutrition Must-Haves During Colds and Flu
Use these nutrients to and foods to manage fever and shorten illness.
Steering Your Kids Clear Of Flu With Food And Nutrition
Flu: A season, or a preventable perfect storm?
Why Pediasure May Make Your Child’s Growth Impairment Worse
If Pediasure has not helped your child’s growth pattern improve, here’s why this may be happening
Zucchini Overload? Delicious Way To Use That Bumper Crop
You don’t have to bake for hours to get rid of all that zucchini. Make fritters Instead
On The Lamb: Great Kabobs and Burgers
Especially nourishing for kidneys in traditional Chinese medicine, which regards lamb as the most “warming” of meats.
Avoid Chronic Diseases and Autism For Kids
Want a healthy family? Here’s three things you need to know to help you get there
Stool Testing For Kids: How And Why To Do It
If your child had a stool test, did your doctor get the whole story?
Ten Steps To Heal Inflammatory Bowel Disease – For Any Age
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
Baby Reflux and Baby Poop: What’s Normal, What Isn’t, and What To Do
Causes and natural solutions for baby’s reflux, constipation, or diarrhea
Functional Foods In Your Smoothie
Committing to organic, whole, real food may be the most important thing you can do for someone with chronic illness or special needs.
Miracle Prescription “Medical Food” For ADHD?
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”
The Milk Addicted Kid: Your Kid’s Brain On Dairy
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
What’s For Lunch – In China?
Despite spartan wages and living conditions, Chinese workers trounce Americans for enjoying real, fresh, unprocessed food
Can Unvaccinated Children Stay Healthy?
Whose freeloading who? While unvaccinated kids are blamed for spreading disease, survey data reveal they are the healthier ones
Is It ADHD Or Weak Iron Status? You Don’t Need An MRI To Find Out
Get the facts on the iron-ADHD-brain connection here. No MRI needed.
Sensory Nutrition Checklist: There May Be Quick Solutions To Challenging “Behaviors”
Is it “behavior” or a relatively easy nutrition fix?
Can You Prevent Halloween Candy Reactions and Meltdowns?
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: Solutions Don’t Have To Be Mysterious
FPIES needn’t be an odyssey. Get started now with measures to help your baby or child feel better, function better.
Pedi Paleo: Can Paleo Eating Work For Kids?
Short answer: Yes, and your kids just might love it
Junk Food In Pregnancy Means More Aggression, Tantrums, Anxiety For Kids
Research shows: Stormy weather ahead for moms who eat more junky diets while pregnant
Autism Awareness: Seven Simple Things Your Pediatrician Can Do
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...
The Best Mac and Cheese: No Cow, No Gluten
Make this unbelievable macaroni and cheese without gluten or cow’s milk dairy.
Blenders versus Juicers: Which Gets More Nutrients Into Kids?
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...
Helping Evacuee Families Affected By Autism
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.
B Vitamins and Autism: Promising, and Easy To Test
Find out if vitamin B6 – aka pyridoxine or P5P – might help your child child
Eat Now, Pay Later: How Pre-Pregnancy Choices Make A Difference
What you eat, toxins you encounter, and vaccines you get in your childbearing years alter the course of your baby’s health health
Five Things You Can Do Now For A Child Newly Diagnosed With Autism
Do you have to try GFCF diet for autism? Put it on the short list – and try these other steps too too
What’s For Dinner – Without Gluten, Dairy, Soy, Corn, or Nuts?
Cooking at home with whole foods is the best education you can give your children about eating healthy, and maybe even about self respect.
Is Your Child Underweight? Healthy Smoothie Alternatives To Pediasure, Ensure, Boost
Why those fortified protein drinks may be the last thing your child needs to gain weight weight
Flunked Out Of Feeding Clinic? Hope For The Super Picky Eater
Know a feeding clinic flunkie? There’s hope for the baddest of the bad picky eaters
Pica: A Flag For Mineral Imbalances, Especially For Developmentally Disabled
Before your child is given a psychiatric medication for pica, read this this
Pediatricians Firing Parents Over Vaccine Refusals. Here’s How To Respond
Let your doctor assume the risk instead of your baby baby
Healing Chicken Soup In A Hurry
Assemble this soup to help colds and flu move right along along
Special Diets, Special Needs, and Holiday Stress: How To Make It Easier
Even kids with dietary restrictions get to have fun, eat treats, and be included at holiday time – here’s how
Support Your Child’s Sleep With These Nutrition Steps
Sleep for baby – and kids of any age – can be easier with these nutrition tricks
School Physicals and Nutrition For Immune Function
School physicals have become a battleground over who knows what is best for your child’s health health
Top Three Nutrition Fixes For School
Try one of these simple steps to get your child ready for school.
What Happens To Children Injured By Vaccines
A law review reveals 83 families were paid millions by the government for vaccine-induced brain injuries that included autism
Childhood Anxiety Disorders: Natural, Drug-Free Nutritional Solutions
My top five picks for alternative approaches to managing childhood anxiety disorders. disorders.
Special Needs Kids Go Pharm-Free Book Gives Non-Drug Options For Kids’ Health
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
Three Steps To Bust A Picky Appetite
Move over, sneaky chef tactics… It’s time for kids to like more food food
Snack Ideas For Kids With Food Allergies
Snack ideas for kids who can’t eat dairy, peanut, gluten, or wheat. wheat
The Rochester Autism-Diet Study: What Went Wrong
The study errs in its very premise, that we can test a single diet as a treatment for autism. Autism
Give Your Baby Your Own Immune Defenses With Breastfeeding
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
Is Toxicity Overwhelming Our Kids? Make Sure Food and Supplements Are Helping, Not Hurting
How to avoid heavy metals, pesticides, and other trouble in your kids’ food and supplements. supplements
Eosinophilic Esophagitis And Play Dough Birthday Cakes
An inedible foam or play-dough birthday cake is a reality for some children with eosinophilic esophagitis. cakes
Pediatricians Have “Fragmented” Nutrition Knowledge
What do pediatricians actually learn about nutrition? It turns out, not very much.
Using Supplements Effectively: What Works, What Doesn’t
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
Nutrition Solutions You Didn’t Know: Being A Pharm-Free Kid
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
Orange Poop and Purple Crying: Halloween Colors Haunt Kids With Autism
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 Troubleshooting 101: Is There An Autism Diet?
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
Baby Can’t Sleep? Kids Have Insomnia? Tips On Using Melatonin
Yes, you can give melatonin a try – read about how to do it here first.
Terrible Diets: OK For Kids With Autism?
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