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Tick Bite, Now What? Lyme Disease Prevention: An Integrative Approach PART TWO

When we moved to the Vermont woods, we knew that it would only be a matter of time before each of us would be bitten by a tick. However, we assumed that with preventive measures and thorough tick checks, we would only be bitten once or twice a year. Certain that 1-2 doses of antibiotics a year, combined with a high quality probiotic, would not adversely affect us or our children, we proceeded to use prophylactic antibiotics to treat the first, and then the second tick bite. Read More…

Preventing Lyme Disease: An Integrative Approach

In March, with snow still on the ground, and having not played outside in over 48 hours, my son felt a sharp pinch in his scalp and a knowing expression fell over his face, then mine. “Is this a tick in my head?” He asked the inevitable, and still in disbelief (I mean it was early March for heaven’s sake!), I parted his hair to find the infamous pest chewing on him with its noxious mandibles. Read More…

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…

Natural Medicine as Part of Cancer Care

Natural Medicine should be part of all Cancer Care, but it must be implemented by an expert. I recommend Supplements and Natural Medicine Interventions to my patients every day, but I also take people off of natural products that may be harmful every day. Read More…

How Can an ND, FABNO Integrate My Cancer Care?

I specialize in knowing exactly what the research has to say about the impact of each area of our lifestyle on each type of cancer. With many years of experience caring for patients with general medical concerns and chronic conditions other than cancer I can also make sure that we modify your lifestyle to meet your exact medical needs. Read More…

Natural Medicine and Conventional Cancer Treatment

Despite the very loud and vehement protestations of conventional physicians, more than half of all Americans, and 80% of cancer patients are seeking some kind of “alternative” or “natural” medicine, however, few of them are doing so under the guidance of a qualified Naturopathic physician. Moreover, most do not disclose their choices to their doctors. Read More…