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Don't suppress that fever! (And why I don't like Tylenol) Tylenol has been linked to ADHD and Autism.

Don't suppress that fever! (And why I don't like Tylenol)

Annika, my 9 month old, got her first fever over Christmas. It went up to 105.8° F (on a temporal artery thermometer). I can just hear the other parents now: “Yikes! 105.8? You gave her Tylenol, right?” Nope. No Tylenol, no ibuprofen, nothing but extra cuddles and lots of nursing. Her fever broke on its own a few hours later, and the next morning she was crawling around fast as her little knees could take her.

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The 5 Best Natural Sleep Remedies for Kids

Does the idea of your child sleeping through the night feel like a frustrating daydream? Most parents struggle with bedtime at some point in their kid’s lives. Insomnia is unfortunately common in people of all ages and it effects about 20% (i.e. 1 in 5) of children ages 5 to 12. Up to 50% of kids will experience sleep issues during childhood.

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2 simple tricks to ease your baby's nasal congestion. (Breastmilk up the nose!!)

2 simple tricks to ease your baby’s nasal congestion

Doesn’t it seem like babies and toddlers produce an inordinate amount of mucus? The main reason babies and toddlers seem to have excessive mucus is because they cannot blow their noses or clear it into their throat effectively like adults can. Most children also experience the majority of their colds within the first few years of their life.

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June 7, 2024

Safety and use of L-Theanine in Children

What is L-theanine? Theanine, an amino acid primarily found in tea leaves, particularly Camellia sinensis, and some mushrooms, has garnered considerable attention in recent years for its potential hea

May 15, 2024

What is glutathione? What are glutathione supplements used for?

What is Glutathione? Glutathione, often referred to as the “master antioxidant,” is a naturally occurring molecule found in the cells. Glutathione is a tripeptide, meaning it is made of th

April 15, 2024

Is stinging nettle safe for children? What is it used for?

Urtica dioica, commonly referred to as stinging nettle, boasts a rich history of culinary, medicinal, clothing and ceremonial practices. Belonging to the Urticacea family, it is a perennial herbaceous

April 1, 2024

Clinical evidence for the use of chamomile (Matricaria chamomilla) in children

The Timeless Appeal of Chamomile Chamomile, scientifically known as Matricaria chamomilla, is a widely used herb in traditional medicines around the world. Ancient Egyptian, Greek and Roman medic

March 15, 2024

Safety and the use of Verbascum thapsus (Mullein) for common children’s conditions

Mullein is a wonderful, abundant herb used for a number of children’s conditions. In this article we will explore the clinical research, safety and efficacy of Mullein (Verbascum thapsus) for us

March 1, 2024

Probiotics and Their Role in Alleviating IBS and Constipation in Children 

Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) and constipation are common gastrointestinal issues that can significantly impact the well-being of children. Treatment options for irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) are no

February 15, 2024

Is Echinacea Safe for Children? Is it Effective?

Introduction to Echinacea in herbal medicine Have you ever strolled through the pharmacy section at your local grocery store and noticed cold and flu medications boasting echinacea as a key ingredient

January 22, 2024

Medicinal use of Thyme (Thymus vulgaris) in naturopathic medicine

The historical use of thyme Thymus vulgaris, commonly known as thyme, has a rich and varied history of use that dates back to ancient civilizations. The ancient Egyptians used thyme in their embalming

December 8, 2023

Understanding the stages of the Specific Carbohydrate Diet

What is the Specific Carbohydrate Diet? For a full intro into the Specific Carbohydrate Diet see Getting Started with the Specific Carbohydrate Diet. For children who are struggling with inflammatory

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Naturopathic doctors are licensed healthcare providers who are specialists in the natural treatment and prevention of disease.

Naturopathic doctors attend four-year graduate schools that are nationally accredited by the Council for Naturopathic Medical Education (CNME).  The CNME is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education, which classifies the ND degree as a Doctorate-Professional degree, on par with MD and DO.  Currently 8 schools in the U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico are accredited through the CNME to provide naturopathic medical education.

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