Ancient Secrets Hold the Key to Modern Health & Vitality

Ayurveda - The Fountain of Youth In India, 5000 years before modern Western medicine began researching the connection between the mind and body, the oldest and most complex collection of wisdom created health by healing the mental, physical, and spiritual aspects of the body. Much more than just a treatment of ailments, Ayurveda translates to [...]

Fight Spring Allergies with Mocktails

  The first step to fighting Spring allergies is through nutrition. People often forget that food is medicine, and we can help our bodies fight off allergens like pollen, dust, and blooming flowers through the nutrients found in the foods we eat. There are 3 mocktails that are my [...]

Gun Safety and the Mental Health Crisis Facing our Youth

Stop for just a second. Put aside your political and cultural beliefs about guns and your feelings about the second amendment. Please understand I am not questioning the right to bear arms. Imagine, for maybe five seconds, that you are a child at Sandy Hook, a teenager at Parkland, or one of the more than [...]

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New Science: Moms Need Choline for Baby’s Brain

While you may not be familiar with this macronutrient, choline is something to consider during your pregnancy because it can significantly increase your child’s brain function later in life, according to a new study by Cornell researchers. Unfortunately, most moms-to-be (certainly the ones I see) don’t tend to eat choline-rich foods—eggs, red meats, and liver—these [...]

Feeding Baby: When to Introduce Solid Foods

A new study led by researchers from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control finds that more than half of all babies are introduced to solid foods earlier than recommended. The research, published this month in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, followed the dietary habits of more than 1,400 babies and found [...]

3 Reasons to Try CranioSacral Therapy—STAT!

Massage therapy for your skull? Not exactly, but CranioSacral Therapy (CST), does involve a practitioner who uses her hands to manipulate areas on your head. CST is an effective and medication-free healing treatment that helps with numerous diseases, injuries, and emotional trauma (see details below). Most recently, an article published in The Journal of Alternative [...]

Back to School: Boost Your Kid’s Health Where It Counts

The end of summer means one thing to parents: a new school year is about to begin! While this is certainly exciting—back-to-school routines can be a blessing for busy parents—it can also be anxiety-provoking. Where did the time go? How did my child already grow out of those clothes you bought less than a year [...]

Picky Eater? Here’s How to Get Him to Chow Down

If you spend the better part of your morning or evening cutting up your little one’s meals into funny shapes, and even creating his favorite cartoon characters, you’re not alone. And, while it’s not to say that your playful and thoughtful parenting technique is all for nothing, a new study may make you feel better—and [...]

Which Vitamins Do My Child Really Need?

As moms and caregivers, we could drive ourselves crazy trying to make sure our kids get their fair share of fruits and vegetables. But, try as we might, sometimes the picky eaters win! The good news is it usually takes more than just a distaste for broccoli and green beans to cause a nutritional deficiency. [...]

2020-02-10T00:21:43-05:00By |Categories: Powerkids, Wellness|Tags: , , , , |

6 Ways to Keep Little Ones Safe in the Heat

Now that summer’s finally here, you’re probably planning plenty of trips to the beach, park, playground or pool. But I warn all my patients about the dangers of extreme heat. In fact, it doesn’t even need to be scorching outside to take precaution. The best things to keep in mind involve protection against the sun’s [...]