Category: Children’s Health

April 15, 2016

Probiotics for Autism

Dr. Juliet Ghodsian, ND HMF Neuro by Genestra is a unique probiotic preparation containing various strains and species of Lactobacillus and Bifidobacteria to specifically assist with autistic spectrum disorders (ASD) and attention deficit hyperactivity disorders (ADHD). Research shows that autistic children have a significantly higher rate of gastrointestinal tract disorders. Chronic gut inflammation can increase […]

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Autism: The Gut-Brain Connection  

Dr. Preet Khangura, ND Autism is being diagnosed at an alarming rate in the last 5 – 10 years. And unfortunately at this point in time, there is no official cause. This has led to countless debates and theories to arise, as the medical world tries to determine a therapeutic target for treatment. The good […]

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Autism: An Emerging Epidemic

Dr. Miranda Wiley, ND In medicine there is a saying that “Genetics load the gun, and the environment pulls the trigger.” Essentially, having a genetic predisposition to a disease or condition does not guarantee that it will develop, nor does not having a gene act as insurance against the disease. For example, not all women […]

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December 18, 2015

Nutrition as a foundation for health in ADHD

Dr. Julia Christensen ND Our bodies are fueled by food and water and the importance of ensuring appropriate and adequate amounts of nutrients for optimizing brain health cannot be overemphasized. With the increasing availability of processed and convenience foods which have a limited nutrient profile, many children are missing crucial vitamins and minerals essential for […]

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Attraction to Distraction

Deirdre O’Neill, ND When it comes to learning, we all have a vested interest in our children’s future. In the age of technology, there are many tools in place to augment our children’s learning. Yet we are seeing a rise in attention and development difficulties in our youngest generation. We have come into the Attraction to […]

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September 9, 2013

Brain-Boosting Nutrition for Back to School Fuel

Dr. Heidi Lescanec, ND What foods supply kids brains with the optimal fuel?    The most important building blocks for nourishing a child’s brain and nervous system are proteins and fats. More specifically, these are the amino acids found in healthy protein sources (like wild salmon featured in the recipe below), the good fats (essential fatty […]

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June 14, 2013

Baby’s Heartburn | Treating Reflux

Dr Deirdre O’Neill, ND Reflux occurs in more than two thirds of healthy infants. It is normal to have contents of the stomach to enter the esophagus. The concern comes when it leads to other problems like poor weight gain, stomach pain or respiratory symptoms. This is now where the symptoms are classified as Gastroesophageal […]

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May 6, 2013

Allergies and Your Child

Dr Deirdre O’Neill, ND Cherry blossoms are painting the streets of Victoria. They are part of the signs of spring and renewed life.  Flowers can bring such joy. This is not the case if you suffer from seasonal allergies. Then spring means sniffling, sneezing, itchy eyes, coughing. Children’s asthma is increasingly being triggered by seasonal […]

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April 5, 2013

Pain in the Ear

Dr Deirdre O’Neill, ND It’s hard for a parent to witness their child in pain. This holds true with the very common infection in the ear, otitis media. Most parents will notice the warning signs of an inner ear infection in their children with the onset of screams, tugging at the ear, fever and red […]

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September 3, 2012

Preventing Food Reactions in Children

Dr. Stephanie Peltz, ND Food sensitivities are one of the most common concerns patients express when coming to see a naturopathic doctor. Sensitivities are very common in our society and they lead to a wide range of symptoms. Reactions to food can be the root cause of digestive issues, skin complaints, mood imbalances, chronic pain, […]

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