What is the Value of Researching Possible Birth Interventions in Advance?

June 9, 2016

Births don’t always go according to planned. In advance of the birth expecting parents should do research on possible interventions to make sure there are no surprises and feel like they are making the best decision.

What is a Birth Plan and How Can You Utilize One as Part of Your Pregnancy?

April 21, 2016

What is a birth plan? how can a birth plan best serve your pregnancy? Do you understand all birth options available to you? The birth plan is a great opportunity to learn these features and have the most desirable birth event.

How Do You Address the Role of Zinc in My Health?

April 9, 2016

Zinc is an important nutrient in immune health. Watch this video to learn about how to manage your zinc levels.

Halt Histamine with Allergy Blasting Smoothies

March 15, 2016

Dr. Catherine Nutting, Family Nurse Practitioner, Metabolic and Nutritional Medicine When exposed to potential allergens such as trees, grass, or flowers, our bodies sometimes respond to these irritants by releasing histamine, which in turn may cause swelling, watery eyes, and runny nose in those susceptible. Your family’s food choices can have a big impact on how […]

What Are The Possible Side Effects of Taking Probiotics and What Is The Best Probiotic for Me?

March 9, 2016

Probiotics can be used in many different ways and forms. Learn how to choose a good probiotic for your life and health.

When is a Baby Considered Late and What are the Consequences of the Baby Being Late?

March 9, 2016

Typically a baby is not considered late until 42 weeks. Even if a due date is passed it is still safe to carry a baby well past the due date.

Local Wildflower Honey Protocol for Seasonal Allergies

March 8, 2016

Patsy Giarda, Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Winter is winding down and spring is quickly approaching. Warmer weather and enjoying outdoor activities are two of the best things about spring. However, for those who suffer with seasonal environmental allergies, it can also bring the struggle of itchy or watery eyes, persistent runny nose, post-nasal drip, and/or nagging […]

Evaluating Allergies and Food Reactions

March 2, 2016

David Berger, MD, FAAP Question: What is your approach to evaluating allergies and food reactions? Answer: We frequently get asked about allergy testing. Unfortunately there is not a simple answer because there are many types of sensitivities, each requiring its own lab test. Furthermore, these tests are not 100% reliable. Let me start by explaining that the term […]

Passing Our Values on to Our Children

February 18, 2016

Dr. Catherine Nutting, Family Nurse Practitioner, Metabolic and Nutritional Medicine I recently visited the National Museum of The American Indian.  I was impressed by the well-thought out values the Native American culture intentionally passes down through the generations. One Native American tradition is to pass wisdom down through the generations through The Teachings of the Seven Grandfathers, […]

Heart Healthy Valentine

February 12, 2016

Dr. Catherine Nutting, Family Nurse Practitioner, Metabolic and Nutritional Medicine TEN TIPS FOR HEALTHY VALENTINE GIFTS Fruit – “Apple of My Eye” or “A Real Cutie” Lip Balm – “You’re the Balm” From the Heart – Personally written Valentine Song or Poem Time Together Coupons  – “good for a Daddy-Daughter Date” Paper Airplane – “Flying High […]

What Are Other Causes of Anemia Besides Iron Deficiency and How Do You Treat Those?

February 9, 2016

Iron is not always the cause for anemia. Learn about other conditions that contribute to the development of anemia.

Are You Car Safety Savvy?

January 28, 2016

Patsy Giarda, Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Car restraint safety is a topic discussed at every well child check up we do at Wholistic Pediatrics and Family Care. At these appointments we review and give anticipatory guidance for the type of car seat your child should be secured in. Because our parents often have questions regarding car […]