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Pediatric Food Sensitivities Part Three: Diagnosing and Treating

There is a constellation of symptoms to look for if you suspect your child has food allergies. If you see any or all of the following—unusually high level of irritability, atypical inability to focus, hyperactivity, GI symptoms such as constipation or diarrhea, rashes, or excessive respiratory symptoms such as mucus or coughing—see a licensed Naturopathic physician for a diagnosis and treatment plan.

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Pediatric Food Sensitivities Part Two: What Causes Food Sensitivities in Children?

A variety of factors, from diet and lifestyle to medication use, can contribute to or cause leaky gut. Repeated or even one time use of antibiotics, for example, can destroy the beneficial bacteria in the gut, leaving the cell wall vulnerable. A parasitic infection, a bad stomach virus, consuming dairy products with a known lactose intolerance, overconsumption of sugar, or even serious and chronic stress can do the same. Read More…

Pediatric Food Sensitivities Part One: Signs and Symptoms

Does your baby have a persistent diaper rash that just won’t heal, even with prescription diaper creams? Does your child get chronic ear infections, mucus, or coughing? Does she have premature or uncontrollable acne, psoriasis, or eczema? Is he always tired, despite adequate rest? If your child suffers from one or several of these chronic conditions, they may have leaky gut and food sensitivities. Read More…

6 Food Tips to Help Fight Inflammation

Inflammation isn’t all bad. Inflammation is the way your immune system responds to an injury perpetrated against your cells, whether it’s a blow to your body or an infection in your blood. Inflammation signals the release of leukocytes—white blood cells that help clean up an injury site. Read More…