• Nutrition

    Nutrition Recommendations: Iron

    We continue a multi-part series on nutrition this week, specifically regarding vitamins and minerals.  These dietary elements are a very important part of your child’s growth, and while a varied diet can be difficult with picky eaters, hopefully this series will help you understand why it is important to keep fighting for healthy food choices for your child.  Today we discuss the mineral Iron. What does it do for your body? Iron is another essential mineral that the body needs for proper growth and development. Iron is used by the body to create a proteins called hemoglobin and myoglobin, both…

  • Nutrition

    Is Baby Food Safe?

    It seems that every few months I see a headline declaring the presence of heavy metals, such as inorganic arsenic, lead, and mercury, in commercially prepared baby foods. It doesn’t seem to matter whether the baby food is name brand,…

  • Nutrition

    Vitamin D: A Friend of Bones

    Today we will continue the multi-part series on nutrition, specifically regarding vitamins and minerals.  These dietary elements are a very important part of your child’s growth, and while a varied diet can be difficult with picky eaters, hopefully this series…

  • Mental Health

    Anxiety – When Fear is Overwhelming

    Mental health issues in children and teens have become a huge issue in our country. Not only are the rates of disorders such as anxiety and depression rising in this population, it is increasingly difficult to get patients the help…

  • Parenting Advice

    Infants & Toddlers – Tips for Sleep

    Adequate sleep is a vital part of health. Sleep allows the brain and the body to rest and reset. Sleep deprivation in children can lead to daytime sleepiness, behavioral issues, anxiety, and even poor nutrition and obesity. Previously we have…