Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Conventional and Holistic Pediatric Medicine

Happy New Year! I hope 2010 brings you all great health and happiness!

I went to a great seminar this past weekend about conventional and holistic pediatric treatment approaches and options. It was taught by a renowned pediatrician, Dr. Lawrence Palevsky, MD, who focuses on the holistic approach to children's wellness. Instead of treating the symptoms with antibiotics and other medications, he treats the cause of the symptoms with diet and lifestyle changes, Chinese medicine, chiropractic referrals, essential oils, and many other holistic approaches. You can learn more about him at www.drpalevsky.com.

The thing that he stressed most the entire weekend was the importance of diet in our health. Where have you heard that before? ;) Whether it is asthma, allergies, bed wetting, ADD/ADHD, eczema, ear infections, etc., many can be prevented and even treated without the use of antibiotics and other medications. In fact, he hasn't prescribed an antibiotic in over a decade. How many of you have had a child that has had an ear infection that was treated by an antibiotic only to return after the antibiotic is finished? Could it be that something else is playing a role in the inflammation in the ear? Well, over my next few posts, I will be going over various childhood illnesses and giving you some helpful preventative tips to use at home!

Live Well.


jen said...

wow! you're a total grown-up...in a cool kind of a way :)

love that you believe in holistic views/lifestyles...our chiropractor out here in az is VERY into it as well...more of a belief in treating the person not the injury and he's amazing! (Dr. Hill in Mesa, AZ)

good luck to you and congratulations on your new little man!

Will said...

like your posts and approach. Will be interested in the next. Keep it up.

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Dr.DevineSeattleChiropractor said...

Many parents seeking alternative health care for their kids are finding chiropractic to be an effective and affordable option. Gentle, drug-free, chiropractic adjustments treat, resolve and prevent a wide range of health problems from birth trauma to sports injuries. My own children received regular chiropractic care from birth and were healthier and missed less school than their peers.