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Halt Histamine with Allergy Blasting Smoothies

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 […]

Local Wildflower Honey Protocol for Seasonal Allergies

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

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

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

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 […]

Are You Car Safety Savvy?

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 […]

New Year, New Goals

Dr. Catherine Nutting, Family Nurse Practitioner, Metabolic and Nutritional Medicine A new year gives us the opportunity to restart, refocus, and reprioritize.  As you set your new year’s intentions and goals, here are five wholistic tips to keep you on a healthy and happy path in 2016. WHOLISTIC HEALTH TIP OF THE WEEK Set inspirational, attainable, […]

Our Healthy Holiday Series: Be Present!

Dr. Catherine Nutting, Family Nurse Practitioner, Metabolic and Nutritional Medicine Be Intentional: Anticipation, Attitude, and Action One  way to avoid being a victim of holiday overload and distress is to be intentional.  Being intentional requires healthy anticipation of the direction a situation is headed before things get out of control.  To maintain an empowered and positive […]

Our Healthy Holiday Series: Happy Holiday Travels

Patsy Giarda, Pediatric Nurse Practitioner  8 Ways to Ease Travel with Kids AUDIO BOOKS- To cut down on excessive screen time on long car rides, choose a kid friendly audio book or series that everyone can enjoy. If you have older children, Harry Potter can be a big hit and is also one of my […]

Our Healthy Holiday Series: Keep It Simple!

Dr. Catherine Nutting, Family Nurse Practitioner, Metabolic and Nutritional Medicine Focus on the simple things in life that bring you the greatest joy and happiness! Focus on the quality rather than the quantity of holiday events Set healthy boundaries and kindly say no Avoid overextending your holiday “to do” list Enjoy a sunset, sit by the […]

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