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5 Reasons to Take Probiotics During Pregnancy

Probiotics are the “good” bacteria or microorganisms that live in and on our bodies. We actually have more bacteria living in us than we do cells! Probiotics live in our digestive tract and perform a number of functions like helping us digest food and communicating with our immune system to...

A Naturopathic Approach to Treating Asthma: Part II

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); If you haven’t read “A Naturopathic Approach to Treating Asthma: Part I”, now is the time to do so! In “Part I”, I discuss the basics about asthma and why certain medications may be appropriate. There are a variety of supportive naturopathic treatments available including treating...

Treatment for Children’s Constipation without Miralax

// // In January of this year the FDA announced it would fund research into the safety of the very popular constipation medication Miralax. Though Miralax has been approved for use in adults and adolescents for less than 7 days, it has never been approved by the FDA for use in children.  Despite this...

How to Treat Cradle Cap Naturally

Whether it's a few specks or a thick yellow coating, most babies have some cradle cap at some point.  It is a common condition that causes no problems, and eventually (usually) goes away on it's own, but it can be quite irritating to parents. Facts about cradle cap, or seborrheic dermatitis: It's...

Let them eat dirt (The Hygiene Hypothesis)

  Have you guys heard of something called the "Hygiene Hypothesis?" The Hygiene Hypothesis states that much of the chronic disease in the First World is due to lack of exposure to dirt and "healthy" microbes.  In our Lysol-friendly American households we come into contact with way less germs than developing nations...