Harvard Starts in the Womb We all want our children to have the best start in life. But how can you set your child up for success….right from the very beginning? Supporting your baby’s healthy brain development starts while they’re still in the womb! Even though they haven’t entered the world yet, your baby is growing and developing in amazing ways. That’s why it’s so important to foster a healthy environment for your little one during pregnancy. So whether you hope your child will become an Olympic swimmer, CEO, or talented artist… Having a healthy pregnancy experience
It’s important to remember that having a healthy kid doesn’t mean they never get sick. Despite our best efforts, sometimes COVID (and other sickness) makes it through our various lines of defense. And, if it does break through, this doesn’t mean you’re a bad parent. Even in our boutique practice, particularly since Delta became the dominant strain this past July, more than a handful of parents have transmitted COVID to their kids, there have been peer-to-peer school transmissions, and we’ve also seen children transmit the virus to adults. In recent weeks in the Bay Area, COVID positivity and transmission rates have
physicians, voted 17 to zero to recommend a smaller dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine for children ages 5 to 11. The FDA and CDC will undoubtedly accept and ratify the panel’s advice within days and the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine (aka Comirnaty) will soon be available to all but the youngest people in the United States.
Did you see that thing about there being lead and arsenic in baby food pouches and packaged snacks? What about the one where there’s RoundUp (or glyphosate) on cereals and oatmeal? It takes long enough to get your kids strapped in their highchair, so you probably don’t have time to do tons of research on which brands and products are safe. Not sure about you, but that’s definitely not happening in my house. Don’t worry! That’s why we sat down with Dr. Julia Getzelman, MD, integrative pediatrician and founder of GetzWell Personalized Pediatrics in San Francisco, to get her advice on what to feed your kids. She gave us some of her best tips and even a couple of recipes, and we are going to share them with you.
Interview with Dr. Julia Getzelman, founder of GetzWell Pediatrics, on her commitment to bringing pediatric functional medicine to San Francisco
Researchers recently discovered a medically significant silver lining of the COVID-19 pandemic: a marked decrease in most respiratory illnesses in children. This dramatic drop was a rare bright spot during such a challenging time.
At GetzWell, we know that wellness involves body, mind, and emotional landscape. All three of these are inseparable and intertwined. Mental and emotional symptoms can signal that the body is suffering an imbalance or illness and it’s not just “in your head.”
There is no one right way to be a “good” parent and regardless of how that looks across families on any given day, one thing is clear: good parents connect with their children. Naturally, connection varies depending on the age and abilities of the child. With an infant, it could just mean cuddling. For a toddler, connection might be stomping around the house together pretending to be dinosaurs. When a child is a bit older, it might look like reading favorite stories together or talking about hard things that happened at school. Regardless, at all ages and stages connection blossoms
At GetzWell, we’ve seen astounding results with nutrition counseling and elimination diets. In this post I’ll explain how we were able to help a toddler named Oliver and his parents dramatically improve his health and their whole family’s well-being.
Since most kids have already returned to school for the fall 2021-22 academic year and the highly infectious Delta variant is now dominant in the Bay Area and beyond, I have pulled together our guidance regarding whether and how long to isolate or quarantine, which are actually two different things.