Month: May 2014

The Anti-Bacterial Soap Controversy (And Are Germs Really That Bad?)

I was reminded of a hot topic again this week when Minnesota banned the ingredient Triclosan (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/05/20/minnesota-ban-triclosan-antibacterial-soap_n_5357733.html), an ingredient found in anti-bacterial soaps. It brings me back to a day in the office when a sweet, curious 4 year old boy was talking about his awesome, glittery-blue gel, super hero cover, hand held container with…

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Who Doesn’t Want the Quick Fix When Your Kids Are Sick???

Yes, a big topic…and sometimes controversial. As I sit at my table attempting to work between the distractions of Gavin groaning because his tummy hurts, I started thinking about what I know about how the body works, what I do with other kids in my practice, what I recommend to other moms, blah, blah blah…then…

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5 Reasons Why I Don’t Take Prescription Medications

There are many more than 5 reasons, but I think these will strike a chord with you. I haven’t always thought this way. I took numerous OTC and prescription medications (think of the pink stuff!) as a child and adolescent. I had chronic immune issues – mono, tonsillitis, strep numerous times, sprains and strains of both ankles…

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