One of my goals as a parent is to introduce my kids to as many fun and interesting ways to be active outdoors as I can. Family biking is not only a fun way to get outside and spend quality time together, it’s also a great workout. Biking as a family is something we do [...]
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Question: After decades on birth control, two pregnancies and years of breastfeeding, I’m done. I need my husband to step up to the plate and get a vasectomy. He’s agreed to consider it, but how do I get him to commit? I’d appreciate some advice and perspectives on how you talked about it, what the [...]
Naturopathic medicine is a comprehensive system of healthcare that blends centuries-old natural therapies with current scientific medical advances. The primary goal is to optimize health and prevent disease. Naturopathic doctors, or NDs, are clinically trained in both natural and conventional approaches in medicine.
Question: Our daughter (age 1) has a skin tag just in front of her ear (a preauricular tag). She is for sure the cutest and sweetest kid, but her skin tag is kind of silly looking because it sticks straight out from her head.
As a fitness professional one of the most typical comments I hear in at the beginning of the year is, “I need to lose weight. Those holidays went straight to my stomach.” Often, people believe they need to make a huge shift in their workouts, such as adding long-distance running and extending the time on [...]
As a mom of two kids under age 5, I know how hard it can be to take care of yourself on a regular basis. And I don’t mean taking a shower or brushing your teeth. I mean something I call “self-care” — practicing self-nurturing and self-development. It may seem like the only people who [...]
Happy New Year! Did you make a resolution? At this time of year, many of us resolve to improve the health of our families. A balanced diet rich in fruits, vegetables and whole grains provides optimal nutrition, but what about vitamins? As a pediatrician, I get many questions from parents about the use of vitamins [...]
Let me tell you something personal: I gained more than 40 pounds during my second pregnancy. Then I worked extremely hard and lost it all. Losing that much weight (from pregnancy or not) isn’t an easy task. Initially, I had difficulty becoming motivated to lose weight. I told myself it was because I’m a foodie. [...]
There is about a 50 percent chance that your kids will injure their front teeth by the age of 18. Two-year-olds are most likely to experience dental trauma to their primary (baby) teeth because of falls while they are learning to run. Dental trauma to primary teeth may affect permanent teeth. It depends on at [...]