Chronic Constipation: Is it Something in the Diet?
Between 5-30% of children are constipated. Here’s how to address this condition
Inflammation and Recurrent Illness: A Parent’s Guide
Inflammation is an intricate, complex response by the whole body to what it perceives as a threat.
Grounding: Five Reasons to be Outside and Barefooted
Being barefooted and outside has many health benefits. My entire life, I have always gone barefooted as much as possible. It makes me feel good, and now that there is a growing body of research on grounding or earthing, I can justify my desired shoeless existence. And yes, I find it comical that we have […]
How to Treat Constipation and “Bowel Accidents” Without Medication
The video below addresses the case of a 7-year old little girl who was having constipation and “stooling” accidents every day. She came to see me with three years of encopresis despite being on ½ capful of MiraLAX® (Polyethylene glycol 3350) daily. She’d also had recurrent urinary tract infections and was on a prophylactic antibiotic to help prevent any […]
Treating Constipation in Children: The 4R Approach
What if your baby’s constipation reached the point that every time he felt the urge to poop you had to “help” him by pulling him onto your lap and bicycling his legs? What if that didn’t work and you had to relieve his bowels by hand? That was the case with this family. They couldn’t even leave […]