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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 22, 2023

Thiamine (vitamin B1) deficiency and supplementation in children

What is thiamine? Thiamine, or vitamin B1, is a water soluble vitamin found naturally in some foods and added to others. All of the B vitamins are essential for energy production because they help con

August 30, 2023

The evidence for CoQ10 supplementation in children

What is Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) and what does it do? Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) is a fat soluble compound synthesized in the body. It is commonly referred to as ubiquinone because it is found in almost every c

July 19, 2023

What’s the difference between a picky eater and a sensory eater? 

Most parents have likely thought their child was a picky eater at some point. It’s normal for kids to go through phases where they’re more or less picky during periods of growth and as their taste

July 5, 2023

Copper deficiency, toxicity and supplementation in children 

Copper is a mineral found in all body tissues and most secretions. It serves as a cofactor for enzymes involved in energy production, iron metabolism, and neurotransmitter synthesis.1 Additionally, co

June 21, 2023

4 ways your child may not tolerate cow’s dairy: allergy, milk protein sensitivity, cerebral folate deficiency, and lactose intolerance

People may choose to avoid milk products for a variety of reasons, but often they don’t understand the differences in a true milk allergy, a milk protein intolerance, and lactose intolerance. In thi

May 24, 2023

Why do children need so much calcium? What do naturopathic doctors use calcium for? 

Calcium is the most abundant mineral in the body. Approximately 99% of calcium is found in the bones and teeth with the remaining 1% in extracellular fluid like blood and soft tissues. Calcium is crit

April 4, 2023

Quercetin supplementation for children: research, safety and efficacy

What is Quercetin? Quercetin is a plant pigment found in a variety of fruits, vegetables, nuts, and grains. Quercetin is a bioflavonoid known as a flavonol, important for its antioxidant properties.1

March 13, 2023

The evidence for fish oil supplementation in children

Studies show that children and adolescents with ADHD have significantly lower plasma and blood concentrations of polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs), especially omega-3s.4 This has led researchers to

February 8, 2023

The Happy Brain Diet for ADHD and Sensory Processing Disorders

What is the Happy Brain Diet? The Happy Brain Diet is rooted in principles from the Feingold diet, with a special emphasis on balancing blood sugar. It is a one month elimination diet followed by a sy

January 18, 2023

Supplementing vitamin B6 in children and teens: PMS, ADHD, autism and more!

What is Vitamin B6? Vitamin B6 is a water-soluble vitamin known as pyridoxine. The active coenzyme forms of vitamin B6 are called pyridoxal 5 phosphate (PLP) and pyridoxamine 5 phosphate (PMP). Vitami

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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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