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Colic – is it reflux, gas or an over-sensitive baby?

The "C" word in baby circles.  It brings terror to the hearts of parents everywhere.  But what exactly does "colic" mean? Colic is actually defined as excessive crying: an otherwise healthy and well-fed infant who cries more than three hours daily more than three days a week for more than...

A naturopathic approach to infant GERD/reflux

GER(D) is often the first diagnosis a baby receives, which can make it quite scary. What is GERD? GER(D) is gastroesophageal reflux (disease); it’s also called heartburn, reflux, or acid reflux. It occurs when the contents of the stomach reflux up into the esophagus. The pH of the stomach contents is quite...

Tolle Causem

One of the 6 prinicples of naturopathic medicine is Tolle Causem, or Treat the Cause. The ultimate goal of a naturopathic physician is to identify and treat the cause of the patient's disease or symptoms. Conventional physicians will often claim to do the same thing. I recently saw an advertisement for...