How to Thrive in an Increasingly Unnatural EMF Environment

We are increasingly exposed to non-native sources of EMF in our environment. We spend more time indoors under non-physiologic lighting and less time outdoors. We use WI-FI in our homes and businesses and have gotten used to the ringing in our ears and the tingling in...

Fever: An Inconvenience, or an Opportunity for Growth?

Three years ago I started my Developmental Pediatrics practice in Sebastopol. I rented a very small room from a dear Chinese Medicine practitioner friend of mine. My regulars knew that the light in the room always went out about ten minutes after the appointment was...

Fevers

Fever is a hallmark of most childhood illnesses. It is what prompts a parent to call their child’s doctor. It is what tells the mother to keep her child home from school. What is the relationship we have with illness? What is the relationship we have with fever,...

SUBLINGUAL IMMUNOTHERAPY: The New Frontier in Allergy Treatment

If you have been to any of my lectures you will have heard me say, “One out of two children has one out of 20 chronic diseases, from asthma, ADHD, and food sensitivities to autism and seizure disorders.” This current generation of children are in toxic overload from...

Warmth

This past Saturday, the kindergartens, first and second grades enjoyed their Winter Spiral ceremony. One could breathe in the warmth of the room, thanks to the parents and teachers who spent the morning creating the atmosphere using fresh pine and bay leaves. The...

Running on Rhythm

We hear so much about rhythm in Waldorf schools. “A parent’s job is to create a strong sense of rhythm in the home.” Most of us adopt consistent bed and eating times, at least during the school year, fully trusting the wisdom of the teacher. And then most of us, our...

Outlaws

What does warmth in today’s society look like? We have many families where it seems to take two incomes to support a household. Both parents are rushed to get projects finished at work, taking on extra duties to keep their job. Healthcare is oftentimes the carrot...

Tart Cherry Concentrate

Tart cherry concentrate is having a moment. I’ve been using this mouth-puckering goodness in many of my pediatric patients for the past year and a half. I have found it especially helpful in children with sensory disorders, autism, or the kid who just has a bit too...

Haiti Mission

The trade winds blow the mint-colored curtains making them dance in the sunlight over the bassinet. I wonder if Tata Islande will remember that image somewhere deep in his subconscious. It’s been five minutes, sitting in the plastic blue chair next to his bed. In the...

Sensory Processing Disorder: An Anthroposophic Perspective

A healthy body has flexibility, throughout all its bodily processes of the mind, body and spirit. Looking at a child with a sensory processing disorder *, a specific inflexibility in noted. There exists a one-sidedness manifesting on each of two extremes of...

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