Dear Dr. Emerson, My patient will be in the Middle East for one year. The area he will be in is underdeveloped with little access to medicines, etc. What would you suggest to bring as his natural “medicine chest”, understanding that he has limited space to pack too many things. Thank you! Sincerely, Living Abroad […]
I have had a personal interest in Lion’s Mane mushroom after recently taking a brain support product that contained the ingredient. I’d been looking for something to sharpen my focus, and I’d tried most of the ingredients in that category- ginkgo, huperzine, etc. When I added Lion’s Mane to the mix, I was instantly […]
For this New Englander, welcoming the Fall season means vibrant colored leaves, football, crochet, pumpkin spice everything and … pears. Yes, pears! Apple picking would normally have been on the list, but our Spring frost and dry Summer has left the Northeast with slim pickings. It should also be noted, for the 6th year in […]
Whether or not a couple is struggling to conceive, proper preparation for pregnancy is essential to ensure that the health of their baby is maximized. When a couple has had difficulty conceiving or carrying to term, preconception care can make all the difference. Several lifestyle factors have been identified which can promote optimal fertility, […]
The scene is familiar to most integrative pediatricians- the child sitting in their chair, maybe fidgeting or playing with a toy or iphone shared by their parent. That parent shares with you, under hushed voices, the challenges that have been going on with your patient- the trouble focusing in school, the behavior, the frustration […]
If you’re the parent of a good sleeper, consider yourself very lucky indeed. Children, just like adults, can sometimes have trouble falling asleep. But there are lots of things you can do to help reduce the struggle. Experts say that early bedtime and consistent routine is the foundation for healthier, happier children. Consistent dinner time, […]
Kids often experience feelings of unease and anxiousness somatically, especially as headaches and digestive distress. When you are little, many things can rock the boat from Daddy shaving his beard to attending school for the first time. As parents, this is a golden opportunity to start teaching your child stress management and coping skills. Renee […]
We are asked this question a lot- what are some safe immune support options for children? The question makes a lot of sense. While children and sniffles go together like peanut butter and jelly, most cold medicines designed for adult use are not safe in children. With children, the best approach is prevention, and there […]
Maybe it’s the daily fresh eggs, free fertilizer, or a chicken’s innate desire to eat bugs (I mean, who wouldn’t want less ticks in their yard?) Either way, there are many other things to consider before adding a flock, even a small one, to your backyard. First, you don’t want to ruffle any feathers, especially […]
Eggs from free ranging pastured chickens are nutritionally superior to supermarket eggs. That’s because pastured chickens will eat as varied a diet as we do when it’s offered to them. Along with lots of bugs and worms for protein they help themselves to all of the edible weeds in your yard, and whatever garden plants […]
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