Ahh, Motherhood. Best and most difficult job in the world.
The more we talk about the tough times, we begin to normalize all aspects of motherhood. We will begin to see that even caring for these precious newborns doesn’t always equate with bliss and joy. Read More
Craniosacral therapy involves a gentle touch. Infants are either placed on my massage table or are cradled by their parent. Infants often breastfeed during the session, to extend further comfort. At times, mothers also receive a treatment alongside their infant. Typical sessions last for 30 minutes for children and infants. Read More
It's a thought provoking article that I wrote tied to children with ADHD. There are insights in here about the role a family's choices play in a child's brain development and their ability to remain focused. Read More
At this time of year, we all scurry to find the best cure for the common ailments — cold and flu. Sometimes it is inevitable, to succumb to the illness — regardless of the approach — curl up in bed, get some TLC and unplug from our responsibilities for a few days. Read More
Liquid gold. Breast is best. Mama’s milk. All are terms thrown around when it comes to breastfeeding. But what happens when babe is colicky, fussy or has infantile eczema. This is when a mama may reconsider that the nourishment that she is giving her infant may not be best. Read More
If your child has frequent colds or infections -- one or more per month, it may be time to bring him/her in for a naturopathic consult. I can decipher what may be triggering these frequent infections and get your child back on track to a healthy winter season. Read More
Improving speech and language in preschoolers is instrumental in how they will achieve reading milestones in the elementary school years. If a child is continuing to have speech problems past five years of age, can lead to an increased incidence of attention and social difficulties.
So follow your gut feelings. And find a practitioner who will listen to you, not placate you. It can be hard to get to the root of things when treating kids, but I always know in my practice to listen to the mom and work with her to get her child on the right path. As what it always comes down to is that mama knows best. Read More
Keeping children focused on school work can be a tough task at the best of times. All kids can benefit from brain food to get through the day. Here are some simple steps to get your children on the right track.
- Breakfast sets the stage for the rest of the day and instills healthy habits in your children. Don’t let your children leave home without a protein packed breakfast.
I am a second generation Physician. My father is a family practice physician. Of my five siblings, there is an emergency physician, ICU nurse and an osteopathic physician. Conversations around the dinner table can get interesting, to say the least.
From a young age I knew I wanted to be a doctor. Some are called to this vocation through their own healing journey. For me, Read More
Sleep is such an important part of our lives. When it is in the right rhythm, we think nothing of it. When we are missing our sleep, it can cruelly creep its affects into many parts of our life.
Sleep is necessary not only to keep the grumps away. Lack of it is associated with increased risk of heart disease, stroke, diabetes, obesity and depression.
First let’s cover the basics of sleep hygiene Read More
A well-stocked first-aid kit, kept within easy reach, is a necessity in every home. Injuries that require first aid are urgent, and there often isn’t time to run out to the store to grab the items necessary to treat the injury. It’s also convenient to have everything on hand that you’ll need for the next cold or flu that sweeps through your house. Treating colds and flus at the first sign of symptoms can have a powerful impact on the duration and severity of the illness. Read More