by Matthew Baral, ND
Asthma affects approximately 24 million Americans, and 6.3 million of those are under 18 years of age. The reliance on asthma medication as the only treatment for this widespread condition has had virtually no effect on asthma rates, which have continually increased since the 1980s. It is therefore imperative that the medical community at large start to commit to prevention as an equally important measure when considering asthma as a condition. A holistic perspective should take into account all the factors affecting asthma prevalence and expose the connections between them.
by Kurt Beil, ND, LAc, MPH
Most parents intuitively recognize that spending time outside is good for their children, but objective evidence of the value of green space for health may push both parents and practitioners to be more proactive in getting children outdoors.
by Paul Richard Saunders, PhD, ND, DHANP, CCH
Study finds Lactobacillus rhamnosus GG significantly reduces pain severity after one week and significantly improves functional ability after two weeks in children 4 to 18 years old.
by Natural Medicine Journal
In this interview, Ashton Harper, MBBS, MRCS, describes the research associated with probiotics to help prevent and treat a variety of conditions in children. He also describes a new study using probiotics to treat infant colic and explains why it's so important to treat colic as soon as it's diagnosed.