Pediatric Food Allergies are on the Rise: Support Your Child’s Microbiome Julia Getzelman, MD – CEO & Founder Getzwell Personalized Pediatrics Food allergies are a hot topic, and with good reason. In the past 14 years, there has been a 50% increase in pediatric food allergies! Let’s talk about this alarming shift, because not only do we need to keep our children who have food allergies safe and healthy, but we must do what we can to prevent food allergies from developing in the first place. “Allergies happen when the immune teams make the mistake of identifying something harmless as
What has been going on this fall? Our providers are seeing kids and parents getting one cold after another, hand-foot-mouth disease, diarrhea, RSV, strep — it’s already been super tough on families and we’re not even officially in flu season yet. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=53sS6lZGZv8 Why is this happening? It’s due at least in part to more relaxed mask-wearing compared to the last two years. During the height of COVID, when mask-wearing was mandatory, respiratory viruses weren’t entering noses, mouths and eyes, so we all stayed quite healthy. That’s the good news. The flip side is that young children in particular didn’t have
COVID & Flu Vaccines at GetzWell COVID Shots For parents and caregivers wanting to vaccinate their youngest children, GetzWell now has Moderna COVID vaccines for children 6 months to 5 years. This vaccine follows a two-injection schedule, 4-8 weeks apart, and it is ¼ the strength of the adult dose (or 25 mcg per dose). We also have the Moderna bivalent booster (for those 18 years and older) and the Pfizer bivalent booster (for those 12 years and older) should any of our teens or parents want to get their boosters at GetzWell. Please contact us to schedule your appointment(s).
An Impressive New Anti-COVID Tool: Enovid It looks like COVID is here to stay, e.g. it’s endemic. So now what? How do we think intelligently and practically about COVID being an ongoing part of our lives, particularly with the holidays and winter rapidly approaching? At GetzWell we are always exploring evidenced based ways to keep our families, staff and community healthy. Adequate sleep, eating the rainbow, and keeping stress levels low are foundations for a strong immune system and, with respect to COVID, vaccines/boosters have proven to provide the greatest protection against severe illness and hospitalization. However, we still have
Rainbow Salad: An Easy & Healthy Recipe from GetzWell’s Founding Pediatrician! Whether making a kid-friendly salad or needing a quick and healthy recipe, this rainbow salad is an easy staple. Dr. Getzelman, a holistic pediatrician in San Francisco and the founder of GetzWell Personalized Pediatrics, loves making this rainbow salad because it’s not only delicious but it supports her well-being. And, the bugs in her belly love it as much as she does! Your gut will thank you for all the prebiotics, antioxidants and nutrients this recipe offers. 3 Healthy Benefits of Eating a Rainbow Salad As you may have
Amazon Buying One Medical Do You Want a Tech Giant to Own Your Private Health Data? First Amazon found out what you read.Then Amazon found out what you buy.Then they figured out what you eat.Soon, they may have access to your private health information. We live in a world where a small group of tech giants (often referred to as FAAMG – Facebook, Apple, Amazon, Microsoft and Google) have access to our personal data through smart phones, computers, and a whole array of other smart devices. We are in many ways already at the mercy of how these companies leverage
The ABCs of Gut Health: 3 Tips to Improve Your Digestion Dr. Getzelman, a holistic pediatrician and the founder of GetzWell, recently gave a series of talks on how gut health is foundational to overall health. “What we eat and the bacteria inside our gut provide vital information to various body systems like the immune system and hormone systems,” Dr. Getzelman explained during an Instagram Live session this past May. To improve your digestion and keep your gut happy, read about Dr. Getzelman’s three simple reminders for naturally improving gut health. “ABCs of Gut Health” for Everyday Wellness Improve your
A Pediatrician’s Perspective: Gun Violence is a Public Health Nightmare for Kids This article includes: Dr. Getzelman’s view on why gun violence in the U.S. is a public health crisis for kids The traumatic aspect of gun violence on children and how it contributes to adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) How to talk to your kids about guns and gun violence Ideas for getting involved in the work to end gun violence My Perspective The massacres and heartbreaking violence over the last few weeks in Buffalo NY and Uvalde TX have once again, for the umpteenth time, brought to the forefront
We are only as healthy as the bacteria in us and on us! Dr. Getzelman has created a general gut health support supplement package for those 3 years and up. View And Order Now For your convenience, you can view and purchase these items on Fullscript. If you are not a member already, it’s really easy to sign up. View Dr. Getzelman’s Gut Health Protocol on Fullscript GetzWell is happy to partner with Fullscript, a provider of the highest quality nutritional supplements. Fullscript prices are very competitive and GetzWell Members benefit from a 10% savings. Just some of the recommended
The 9 Best Ways to Prepare for a Healthy Pregnancy & Healthy Baby Preparing to become a parent can start well before you receive a positive pregnancy test. You might be emotionally prepared to have a baby — but is your body ready? If you want to become pregnant, or have been trying for some time, there are a number of ways to set yourself up for success. As 21st Century pediatricians, we want to share our top 9 ways to prepare your body for pregnancy. The key to this process is a simple one: starting before you get pregnant!