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COVID-19 Considerations: A Deeper Dive into Elderberry and Ibuprofen

Dear Friends, Nothing brings us greater pleasure than providing support and education to confront the fear and uncertainty that we all face together in times like this. Our recommendations always take into account a combination of clinical research, a consensus of expert opinions from around the world, and of course, our very own experiences as […]

Elderberry, Ibuprofen, and COVID-19

Hi Wholistic Family, As information trickles out about what treatments are safe if a person has suspected symptoms or a positive test for COVID-19, we are receiving frequent questions about elderberry and ibuprofen. We are privy to what various news sites and social media groups are sharing and asserting. We are in the process of […]

COVID-19 BLOG UPDATE (March 13, 2020)

Dear Friends, As we all continue to be exposed to news of a new strain of virus (COVID-19) spreading around the globe and within our own borders, it’s completely expected and natural to experience fear, uncertainty, and even anger. We want to assure you that we are all in this together and are constantly monitoring […]

Coronavirus/Respiratory Virus Information and Recommendations (UPDATED: March 4, 2020)

Wholistic Pediatrics & Family Care has released an extensive article about coronavirus and respiratory virus, including information about The COVID-2019 Coronavirus Daily supplements to strengthen the immune system against viruses Therapies to use at the onset of respiratory symptoms Click here to view and download the article: https://wholisticfamilycare.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/Coronavirus-Respiratory-Virus-Prevention-and-Treatment-March-4-2020.pdf David Berger, M.D. Dr. David Berger (“Dr. […]

Dr. David Addresses Concerns About Coronavirus

In this video Dr. David addresses concerns about coronavirus and gives general advice for staying safe, including boosting the immune system for preventative purposes and for treating illness. David Berger, M.D. Dr. David Berger (“Dr. David”), a Board Certified Pediatrician with over 20 years of experience as a clinician, has developed a national reputation in […]

Wholistic ReLeaf: Empowering Families and Patients to Choose the Best Treatment Approach

* Click here to read the article. * Dr. David and Wholistic ReLeaf are the feature story in the September issue of Florida Cannabis News, where they highlight what sets Wholistic ReLeaf apart from other medical cannabis clinics! * Click here to read the article. * David Berger, M.D. Dr. David Berger (“Dr. David”), a […]

Florida Vaccine Exemptions… Are They Going Away?

Many in our Wholistic Pediatrics & Family Care community have heard about the recently introduced Florida Senate Bill (SB64), which calls for an elimination of religious exemptions and requires all medical exemptions to be reviewed by a panel of physicians to determine if they deem the exemption worthy.  It is unknown whether this bill will […]

Medical Cannabis, Autism, and the Transformation of Medicine

In 1987, during my freshman year at Lehigh University, our first English assignment was to write a letter to an elected official advocating for a controversial issue of our choosing. I decided to write my United States Congressman to express why I believed marijuana should be legalized.  What was supposed to be a 3-4 page […]

Smokable Cannabis Availability in Florida and How it Impacts You

This past week, both the Florida Senate and House passed a new medical cannabis statute (SB 182: Medical Use of Marijuana). The full bill can be read here. The primary goal for this bill is to allow for flowers/buds sold by state authorized dispensaries, that patients can smoke; however, this also means cannabis should be […]

Cannabis Curing Cancer? Here’s What We Know

It is widely known that people who undergo traditional cancer therapies such as radiation and chemotherapy, can benefit from medical cannabis. Not only does cannabis reduce the side effects of these powerful treatments, but it can also address the anxiety and depression that often accompanies a life-threatening diagnosis. Additionally, nausea can be reduced, allowing patients […]