Teaching Children Gratitude (Holiday Pedcast)

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I was driving with my 92-year-old mother home the other night when an amazing statement came out of her mouth.  Out of the blue she made a very profound comment that really struck me as important, maybe even life changing for me. In one sentence, she summed up her view of her life and gave me a glimpse of how she sees the world.  Suddenly I realized how she has remained so resilient through the ups and downs of her long life.   So, in this year’s holiday message, I thought I would share a little bit of Grandma Betty Smolen’s wisdom with the hope that if you spend some time instilling her attitude in your children, they will have lives that are happier and possibly make them more resilient to the inevitable ups and downs they will experience in their lives.  I hope you will think it is as important as I do.  With that said, let’s get into holiday message 2016. Continue reading

Teaching Kids to Enjoy Vegetables (Pedcast)

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I don’t know if you have noticed, but the vegetarians of the world are winning the argument about what constitutes healthy eating. After a half century of poor nutrition creeping into the American child’s diet, I feel like the pendulum is beginning to swing back toward healthier eating. Meals are becoming more often, lower on the food chain with a lot more fruits and vegetables. If you are not already on this movement toward a more vegetable friendly diet, you need to listen to today’s edition of Portable Practical Pediatrics.  Today we are going to explore two new ways you can help your children move toward a balanced diet, a diet rich in vegetables. Continue reading

Why Your Kids Need Fermented Foods w/ Dr. Rouchouze (Pedcast)

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Special Guest: Charlotte Rouchouze, www.thechildrenstable.com

 

 

 

 

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Pick up any medical journal or health magazine and it won’t be long before you hear some discussion about the health benefits of probiotics and fermented foods. Interest in how the microbial world enhances your child’s health is more than a fad or craze; it is becoming fundamental to understanding how your child stays healthy. This knowledge is literally transforming medicine. That is why today’s pedcast is so important and why we are so lucky to have one of my favorite guests returning to Portable Practical Pediatrics, Dr. Charlotte Rouchouze, a food expert and host of the popular blog, The Children’s Table. Welcome Dr. Rouchouze- thank you so much for taking time to join me and my audience today. Continue reading

Avoiding Ear Infections in Your Kids this Winter (Archived Pedcast)

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Doc Smo here, your pedcast host.  Thanks for joining me today for another edition of DocSmo.com, the pediatric podcast dedicated to children and their parents.  I am very fortunate to have as my returning guest, Dr. Sheila Kilbane, an integrative pediatrician and expert about much of life, to talk to us about a very common pediatric health problem, otitis media.  Anyone with children is very familiar with how frequently children are affected by otitis media or middle ear infections.  These infections are complications of bad colds and we all know that children get a lot of colds. So lets see how an integrative pediatrician approaches a child with recurrent ear infections.   Maybe Dr. Kilbane just might be able to help your children avoid that ear infection nastiness this winter. Continue reading

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