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Choline supplementation in children and pregnant women

This article was compiled by Kayla Martin, CNS candidate and edited by Erika Krumbeck, ND. What is choline? Choline is a water-soluble nutrient that is technically neither a vitamin or a mineral. However, it is open lumped together with the B-vitamin family of nutrients due to its role in multiple...

Nutritional interventions for depression and anxiety in children

Depression and anxiety are extremely common conditions that affect millions of children in the United States.  The CDC estimates 9.4% of children have clinically significant anxiety, and 4.4% of children have depression.  This represents over 5 million anxious children and 2.5 million depressed children in the United States alone. UNICEF estimates...

Nutritional Research Updates in PANDAS

PANS and PANDAS are debilitating neuroimmune disorders that affect children. For an overview of the difference between Tourette syndrome, OCD and PANDAS (Pediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disorders Associated with Streptococcal infections) see Dr. Zelfand's article: When a Tic isn’t a Nervous Habit (PANDAS: Pediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disorders Associated with Streptococcal Infections) Conventional treatments...

Adding herbs to a pediatric ADHD protocol for #Naturopathic #Pediatrics

Adding Herbs to a Pediatric ADHD Protocol

Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is one of the most common mental disorders affecting children. According to the American Psychiatric Association, an estimated 8.4 percent of children in the U.S. have been diagnosed with ADHD. Memory, concentration and ‘appropriate behavior’ are key in a child’s ability to learn and be successful in school. The...

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...