Are all probiotics created equal? A HOW TO guide on picking a probiotic for your child


The research on the good bacteria in the gut has helped us understand how to prevent and treat gut related issues. Most people take a probiotic or give one to their child when they have been on an antibiotic or if there is a digestive issue. So let’s start there. Which probiotic should you take after a round of antibiotics? What probiotic strains help to treat reflux, colic, diarrhea and ... Read More

Help my 7 month old won’t eat!


I'm a Burlington Naturopathic Doctor, I have a beautiful 7 month old little girl and a gorgeous 2 ½ year old big girl. When my baby A turned 6 months I was exhausted from lack of sleep but decided I wanted to make her baby food. It had to be organic and it had to follow the introduction schedule that naturopathic doctor’s prefer. I felt satisfied that I was doing the right thing up until my ... Read More

I am Naturopathic Doctor and I have a 6 month old with bronchitis…..what do I do?

First of all I freak out a little bit because my sweet baby girl is crying and looks so sad and in pain. She didn't have a fever this morning, but she sure does now. She woke up with a cough, but was fine and happy all day long.   We were out to dinner with my mom and my husband and I hummed and hawed because she just wasn't that sick at the time, finally we decided that if Baby A had ... Read More

Pregnant? Take probiotics to prevent eczema in your baby!

Women who take probiotic supplements during pregnancy decrease risk of eczema in their babies. ... Read More



Eczema is a chronic skin disorder characterized by scaly itchy skin.  Symptoms of eczema may include: Blisters with oozing and crusting Ear discharge or bleeding Raw areas of the skin from scratching Redness and inflammation Thickened or leather-like areas Eczema is due to a hypersensitivity reaction and is similar to an allergy.  This allergic reaction in the skin leads to long-term ... Read More

Food Allergies


With allergies, the immune system reacts by releasing cells called antibodies.  Foods that cause antibodies to be released are called allergens.  There are two types of antibodies commonly produced in response to foods. IgE Allergies These are what most people think of when they think allergies.  IgE reactions are more immediate and occur within minutes of consumption.  These allergies can be ... Read More



What is colic? colic is when a healthy baby cries or screams frequently and, for extended periods, without any discernible reason the condition typically appears within the first two weeks of life and almost invariably disappears, often very suddenly, before the baby is three to four months old, but can last up to 12 months of life the chances of having colic is lower in breastfed babies the ... Read More

Diet and Nutrition


A nutritious diet full of vitamins and minerals is the cornerstone of your child’s health.  The health of each cell depends on the ongoing influx of available nutrients from dietary sources.  Due to a number of unfortunate environmental factors, our food supply is not as robust as it once was.  Research shows that the nutrient density of foods in declining due to a diminishing number of soil ... Read More

Seasonal Allergies


Seasonal allergies are caused by your child's immune system reacting with the environment around them.  Children with allergies are usually sensitive to more than one thing and can also suffer with eczema and/or asthma.  Allergies can cause a runny nose, rashes, swelling, itching and asthma.  Allergic responses are inflammatory.  To understand how to help allergies using naturally healthy ... Read More

Children’s Health Fair


Join us for the 2nd Annual Children's Health Fair at the Burlington Art Centre on May 14th from 10 am - 4 pm.    Exhibitors include: Autism Halton Ontario HBOT Rainbow Connections - RDI Burlington Aligned Chiropractic| Lucie Stephens Food Coach Voila ... Read More