Back to School Time and The 5 Kids You Need to Know

With almost 50 million children headed back to school, the start of another school year can be anxiety ridden for both adults and children. Once the backpacks are bought and school supplies packed (along with new shoes, clothes and more), the reality of a new teacher, a new classroom and new peers sets in. As [...]

By |2016-08-08T22:43:38+00:00September 7th, 2015|Brain Boost|

Children + Screen Time

It appears as though the more we dive into the digital world the less we can escape it. I always find it mind-boggling to see young toddlers playing on smartphones with ease at restaurants. I sometimes have to pause and remind myself that this is the new norm. But what are the consequences of introducing [...]

By |2016-08-08T22:47:02+00:00July 31st, 2015|Brain Boost|

Getting Back-to-School Ready with ATL & Co.

The end of summer is near, which means it’s about that time to send your little ones off to school again! Time to join the hustle and bustle of school supply shopping, bus ride arrangements, parent-teacher conferences, and much, much more. As July nears its end and fall begins to introduce itself again, it’s important [...]

By |2016-08-08T22:47:13+00:00July 29th, 2015|Brain Boost|

Power Up: Reboot Your Family’s Brain This Summer

For many families I know, summer break also means “medication break” for children with ADHD. While summer is a great time to relax and slow things down, I still make time to keep my kids’ brains active and healthy! I challenge you and your family to be brain-healthy this summer by following these key steps I shared with Huffington [...]

By |2016-08-08T22:50:36+00:00June 22nd, 2015|Brain Boost|

Autism: 8 Foods and Supplements to Consider

For an overview of my Autism views and approach, please go back and read this post.Children and adults on the autism spectrum can benefit greatly from a balanced diet that includes certain therapeutic foods and supplements. In particular, foods and supplements that:Reduce inflammationRestore the intestinal barrierImprove the balance of gut microbiology (“ healthy bacteria”)Boost immunityAre [...]

By |2016-08-08T23:53:14+00:00May 2nd, 2014|Brain Boost|

My Journey Into Autism-Honoring Autism Awareness Month

This is a really exciting week for me.  Five years ago, this month, I began my integrative medical practice.  Five years have brought over 5000 patients, with amazing stories, hard won successes and sometimes, difficult to accept challenges.  I realized early in my practice that every day brings in new patients, with unique challenges and [...]

By |2016-08-08T23:53:45+00:00April 29th, 2014|Brain Boost|

Beating ADHD, Naturally: Focus on Alternatives

I call it the September phenomenon. My practice fills with children getting ready for school, college students grabbing their last-minute prescriptions and everyone questioning whether they should refill their ADD/ADHD medicine of choice.It is always interesting to see the diversity amongst my ADD population. Many young children and adolescents love the feeling of being “hyper-focused” [...]

By |2016-08-09T14:47:40+00:00September 21st, 2013|Brain Boost|