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“Nourish Your Tribe” by Nicole Magryta (Book Review Pedcast)

 

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Introduction: 

Recently a fellow pediatrician, blogger, and North Carolinian sent me a book that his nutritionist wife wrote.  I thought, this is a good opportunity to write a book review post. I haven’t done one of these recently and I love to do this kind of post. (This book review will actually be my 26th in the series). The title of the book I will be reviewing is “Nourish Your Tribe” and it was written by Nicole Magryta MBA, RDN, an integrative nutritionist who practices in N.C. . Ms. Magryta has a lot to say in her book that you are going to want to hear about so take a few minutes and listen to my impression of her new book, “Nourish Your Tribe.” I hope I am able to peak your interest into getting yourself a copy. Continue reading

10 Things Parents Can Do to Prevent Allergies in Their Children ? (Pedcast)

Introduction

Sometimes reality is so counter-intuitive, isn’t it? If you had told me 20 years ago that some of the keys to raising healthy children would be whether a the child’s family owned a dishwasher, whether they had a lot of people living in their home, whether there were pets living inside the house, or whether the children visited or lived near a farm, I would have thought you were a little crazy. It turns out that these factors, along with others, are super important to your children’s ultimate good health. Interested in learning more? Then stay tuned for this fascinating edition of Portable Practical Pediatrics. But before we get started, I want to take a moment to thank today’s sponsor, The TheChildrensTable.com, a food blog specifically designed for parents who have the important responsibility of feeding the little people in their lives. Take your food knowledge to the next level by following TheChildrensTable.com today.  I love it. I know you will too. Now onto today’s post. Continue reading

6 Reasons Babies Benefit Living w/ Pets (Pedcast)

Topic Introduction

 

Recently my son called me to ask me if I recommended that children grow up and live with pets, specifically dogs? Interesting question Benjamin. Actually, there is a lot of new interest from by both psychologists and immunologist around this question. Since I’m always looking for subjects that parents will find both practical and informative I thought this would be a good topic for a post.   So today, we are going to take on the following questions; are there emotional benefits from children growing up around dogs and does the presence of a dog in the home improve the health of babies and children?  Stay tuned for this thought provoking and informative pedcast I have called, 6 Reasons Babies Benefit Living w/ Pets. Continue reading

Identifying/ Managing Insect Bites (Pedcast)

Introduction

DocSmo here with another edition of Portable Practical Pediatrics. From the onesie all the way to the three-piece if it involves kids, we talk about it here. Thanks for joining me today. I’ve got another biking story for you today. You know I’m part of the “Biking friends”, a group of adults and sometimes kids, who go biking weekly to a bakery or a coffee shop. We bike about 25 miles and have lots of interesting conversations along the way. Well, in one of my most recent outings with the group I got to ride along side a teen with a rash. His mom was also riding and she asked me to take a look at his rash that was around his upper arm. Mom’s question for me was should she take him to urgent care or even the emergency department since his spots looked bigger and angrier than they had the day before. His rash was getting worse and she was worried.  I knew the likely outcome of one of those ED or urgent care visits- lots of medications and therapies that are often unnecessary. So let’s break down this young man’s rash a little more in today’s pedcast and give you my thoughts about a how to identify and manage his rash that turned out to be from insect bites. I’ll also tell you what I told this young man to do to care for his rash that turned out to be easy and very inexpensive. Continue reading