Epsom Salts and Cerebral Palsy
    August 29, 2008
    Epsom Salts and Cerebral Palsy

    Before we talk about Epsom salt baths, here’s the news: giving pregnant women an IV infusion of magnesium sulfate (Epsom salts) cut the risk of their preterm baby developing cerebral palsy by about …

    Cough Medicine Alternatives
    October 29, 2007
    Cough Medicine Alternatives

    Since the recall of over the counter cough medicines I’ve been asked repeatedly what I personally recommend. The following is an excerpt from my book, Raising Baby Green. It was written before the r…

    Dark Chocolate Treats Diarrhea?
    October 3, 2005
    Dark Chocolate Treats Diarrhea?

    he medicinal use of cocoa to treat childhood diarrhea and other intestinal problems was common among the Mayans and Aztecs. Europeans began writing about this in the mid 1500s, but the practice is pro…

    Dark Chocoate and Coughs
    February 23, 2005
    Dark Chocolate and Coughs

    You've heard of DM cough syrups. How about DC cough remedies? DM is an abbreviation for an over-the-counter cough suppressant called dextromethorphan. What is DC? It.s the nickname given by members of…

    Echinacea and Colds in Children
    December 9, 2003
    Echinacea and Colds in Children

    In the U.S., more than $300 million are spent each year on echinacea, mostly in an attempt to treat and prevent the common cold. Colds are especially common in children, who average 3 to 8 colds a yea…

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    October 25, 2002
    Common Cold: A-to-Z Guide from Diagnosis to Treatment to Prevention

    Related concepts: Upper respiratory tract infection, URI, Nasopharyngitis, Viral rhinosinusitis. Introduction to a common cold: It’s called the “common cold” for a reason. Your child will probab…

    Duct Tape, Emery Boards, and Warts
    October 15, 2002
    Duct Tape, Emery Boards, and Warts

    Treatments for warts abound, varying from as gentle and simple as taping a patch of banana peel on before bed, to as high-tech and powerful as superpulsed carbon-dioxide-laser vaporization. A study pu…

    Butterbur - An Effective Natural Remedy for Allergies? Is It Safe? Or Does It Cause Liver Cancer? What You Need to Know
    February 18, 2002
    Butterbur – An Effective Natural Remedy for Allergies? Is It Safe? Or Does It Cause Liver Cancer? What You Need to Know

    Petasites is a shrub with incredibly huge leaves, up to 3 feet in diameter, usually found in low-lying wet areas and marshes. The plant is sometimes called butterbur, perhaps because the large, soft l…

    Benefits and Concerns of Holistic Practioners
    January 21, 2000
    Benefits and Concerns of Holistic Practioners

    Dr. Kathi Kemper, author of The Holistic Pediatrician, has co-authored a new study of the safety of homeopathic and naturopathic treatment of children. As reported in the January 2000 issue of the Arc…

    Fast Facts about Psoriasis
    May 24, 1999
    Fast Facts about Psoriasis

    Psoriasis is often not even considered in children because the average age of onset is 28 years. (more…)…

    Fast Facts about Childhood Migraines
    January 12, 1998
    Fast Facts about Childhood Migraines

    Migraines are the most important and frequent type of headache in children, affecting more than one in twelve kids -- yet only 20 percent of children with migraines are ever properly diagnosed and tre…