Re-visiting Iron Deficiency in Babies

Re-visiting Iron Deficiency in BabiesCheck out this link to an article describing the benefits of iron supplementation for babies who are born early and/or smaller for their age (under 5 1/2 pounds).  We have known for some time that babies do download quite a bit of their iron in the last weeks of a mother's …

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Flu for thought

Here is a lovely discussion of flu vaccination by one of my favorite docs, Aviva Romm: http://avivaromm.com/flu-vaccine-in-pregnancy-whats-a-girl-to-do Enjoy!

Vertigo: How viruses are keeping us on our toes and off balance…

I have seen 3 cases of vertigo just this week, and have been talking about and treating the viral component of it.Check out the work done by other Naturopathic Physicians and the use of homeopathy in cases just like this: http://www.paulherscuepidemics.blogspot.com/2012/10/updated-thoughts-on-vertigo-epidemic-i.html-Dr. S 

Another round of applause for Probiotics…

Did you know that nearly 60% of your immune system lives in your digestive tract?  And that the more stockpiled and protected your digestive tract is by 'good' bacteria, the better your immune system can function?  These are the reasons your doc may be asking you to take probiotics (supplements that contain strains of live, …

Bacteria are our worse enemies…or our best friends?

It's not really news.  In fact, many of you probably take a probiotic, eat some yogurt or kefir, or use fermented foods in your diet because you know that 'good bacteria' is great for the digestion and immune system.  Maybe you have seen the benefits in your or your child's own life and health or …

Your naturopathic doctor may actually be able to help you…

Many of you may already value your naturopathic doctor and have enjoyed a more integrative approach to your care, so maybe this is no great surprise.... Here is a link that discusses some up-and-coming research into what we offer as naturopathic doctors can do to improve outcomes: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/john-weeks/integrative-medicine_b_1584998.html

Check out this blog post regarding Cesarean sections and childhood obesity....http://www.scienceandsensibility.org/?p=4875&cpage=1#comment-12116 This is not about demonizing mothers who have ended up with or elected a Cesarean section.  I see this as an opportunity to be aware of challenges on the horizon for a newborn and growing child, and what we can do to mitigate some …

Breastfeeding: When the Labor Isn’t Over…

Breastfeeding is challeging for many moms and for many reasons, which makes compassionate and knowledgeable support so important. This article talks more about the challenges that we face and opens up areas in which we can provide more support as a community: http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/246187.php. 

Eastside Natural Medicine is making changes

Many of you have had the opportunity to be in the (relatively) new space in the last five months and not only are we staying put, we are expanding! Beginnning July 1st we will be taking over Suite 104 and with this expansion will come some new faces.... In addition to Eastside Natural Medicine and …

Arsenic in Brown Rice Syrup?

Brown Rice Syrup Puts Arsenic In Organic Foods by Dan Flynn | Feb 17, 2012 http://www.foodsafetynews.com/2012/02/brown-rice-syrup-puts-arsenic-in-those-organics/ Brown rice syrup used in many organic foods as a substitute for the often-chastised high fructose corn sugar is causing problems of its own with high arsenic levels. That means danger for those consuming such products as "organic" infant …