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Raising Kids Naturally Podcast

Dr. Erika Krumbeck, the founder of naturopathicpediatrics.com was recently on a new podcast by EcoParent called Raising Kids Naturally. Hosted by Leslie Solomonian, ND. Leslie Solomonian is a naturopathic doctor in Toronto with an interest in pediatrics and family medicine. She is a professor and clinician at the Canadian...

A “Stork Bite” is NOT a sign of MTHFR

Social media is weird sometimes! Dr. K here.   For the last several years I have seen this picture spread all over social media (Pinterest, Facebook and even IG).  The heading shows “this is a sign of MTHFR” and shows pictures of a “stork bite” in many different locations.  One version also...

Formula fundamentals for #Naturopathic Doctors. #Kabrita

Formula Fundamentals for Naturopathic Doctors

A note from your editor: here at Naturopathic Pediatrics we strongly support breastfeeding as the optimal way to nourish infants.  When breastfeeding is not possible and donor milk is not available we want to give families accurate information to help them choose the right breastmilk substitute.  This article below is...

How to do wet wraps for eczema. #Naturopathic #Pediatrics

How to do wet wraps for eczema (atopic dermatitis)

It sounds weird, it feels strange, but of all the options for severe eczema treatment my favorite is wet wraps! Do you know how to do wet wraps for your child with eczema? What is eczema? Eczema is also called atopic dermatitis.  It is a red, scaly rash that is intensely itchy. ...

The hidden dangers of toxic scented products. (And how to keep your kids safe!)

There are literally thousands of household products that contain fragrances.  Common household products that contain fragrances include laundry detergents, fabric softeners, dryer sheets, air fresheners, cleaning supplies, perfumes, lotions, hand soap, shampoo, conditioner, body wash, perfumes, colognes, bodycare products, and scented candles. Many of my patients are surprised to learn that...

"Dry What?" What you need to know about Dry or Secondary Drowning! Prevent deaths!

Dry What? What you need to know about Dry Drowning

10 drowning deaths per day. Drowning is a far too common cause of death and disability in children.  The CDC reports than in an average year, over 3,500 children die from drowning.  That works out to 10 drowning deaths a day. Kids who are lucky enough to survive a drowning accident may...

How to find a safe, natural sunscreen for your child

Is sun exposure safe? While sunlight is wonderful for obtaining Vitamin D, which has many health benefits, the sun also has the potential to cause skin damage.  Right now the research is pretty clear that intermittent, intense sun exposure in childhood and adolescence is linked to melanoma.  Melanoma is the most dangerous...