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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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September 23, 2022

Hydrotherapy for chest colds in children

Why hydrotherapy? The use of hydrotherapy is one of the oldest traditional treatments. There are many different types of hydrotherapy, including baths, steams, pour-over therapies, and the application

August 23, 2022

When should a child supplement with zinc?

Dr. K here. Zinc is one of my most-used supplements in my practice, both for pediatrics and adult patients. I use zinc most often for diarrhea, picky eating, eczema, general immune support, and anxiet

June 22, 2022

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. Howe

May 13, 2022

Warning signs of Sensory Processing Disorders in children

Sensory processing is a term that describes how we receive information from our environment. Sensations, such as hearing and sight, provide us with information about our body and environment. Sensory

April 7, 2022

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

March 4, 2022

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 naturopa

February 1, 2022

7 Steps to Avoid Screen Addiction in Children (and yourself)

Screen Addiction. Is it the most addictive substance of our time? By now, most everyone is aware of the problem posed by having too much time in front of a tech device. Known as “screen time” to e

January 19, 2022

Wholesome Baking with Kiddo’s Part I: Sweeteners

Taste and smell are two of our senses that have the power to unearth our memories and emotions in remarkable detail, even decades later. The neural pathways for taste, smell and memory all reside toge

March 31, 2021

The rationale for long-term laxative therapy for kids with constipation

Dr. K here from naturopathicpediatrics.com. Today, I want to talk about the rationale for long term laxative therapy for kids with constipation, while we are addressing the underlying cause. So I ment

March 15, 2021

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 Disorder

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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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