The word on the street is that autism affects 1 in every 68 kids in America. A few years ago, the number was pegged at 1 in every 150 kids. What in this world caused the monumental jump? [Read more…]
Over the decades I am sadly humbled when teens and tweens come in for vague physical complaints and I find them to be either pregnant, under the influence of some illicit substance or both.
I practice in a busy suburban area so this is not the stereotypical area where one thinks of as high risk for these behaviors- but the fact is MOST drug use occurs in suburbia, NOT the inner cities. [Read more…]
It’s a fact that most Americans gain weight over the holidays seasons- anywhere between 6-10
All from hanging out with friends and family and sharing good meals!
SO I call this the Fattening Season and I usually steer my patients who are trying to loose weight instead to focus
on simply NOT gaining. As NOT gaining during this 3 months from Halloween to New Year’s. [Read more…]
Our annual Healthgist gift guide continues on choosing cool products or services
that help our busy gals be healthier and or save time. This year we focused on supporting our senses of smell, vision and hearing, taste & touch. Tried, tested and used daily.
These amazing gifts will be something you’ll want to give and away and also keep for yourself.
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays! [Read more…]
Believe it or not, my kids have never been “branded or marketed to” via TV commercials. Why?
I wish I could say this was all planned out by my husband and I in our wisdom, but in truth, this occurred by serendipity and out of sheer exhaustion.
While our twins were still infants, we happened to move to a more remote area in the foothills where there was no good TV signal.
The only channel that came on was the local commercial free PBS station.
Over the past 20 years, the myriad of diets, processed food choices, lifestyle advice from the media, guru’s and reported medical research community alike have left most women who come to see me disillusioned and confused.
“What do I eat then?” they ask. Everything does seem to be not good for you in someway according to someone. [Read more…]
Summer is well underway and the BBQ, beach, outdoor, and pool season welcomes us.
The following is a quick reminder of how to keep yourself and your family members, especially kids water safe.
A sobering statistic is that most drownings occurs in the home pool. Even more startling is the fact that the majority of kid drownings occur when other adults are around. [Read more…]
Even as a small child I remember the angst I felt when my family planned a road trip. I was both excited and filled with dread as I knew I would get car sick.
I could never read in a car, could not really enjoy or look out the window at the scenery as the heavy, nausea laced headache would set in, damping a my natural child’s energy and joy into a queasy, restless stupor. [Read more…]
Most moms worry about giving birth to a healthy baby while pregnant. Not me, I went through those nine months without a care in the world but earned my worry stripes at delivery.
After pushing for 2 very long hours, my son came out limp and blue with the umbilical cord wrapped tightly in two loops round his neck. You guessed it- [Read more…]