Nutrition information from the blog of GetzWell Pediatrics, a premier pediatrics practice in San Francisco, California.

Nutrition

Nutrition information from the blog of GetzWell Pediatrics, a premier pediatrics practice in San Francisco, California.

Milk and Milk Alternatives

Until infants are 12 months old, their primary nutrition source comes from breast milk and/or formula with the addition of solids typically at 4-6 months. Once the 12-month birthday comes around, and the rate at which children grow decreases, the nutritional needs for toddlers change as they no longer require the dense nutrition provided in formula.

Combatting Chronic Constipation in Kids – Naturally & Effectively

Chronic constipation is one of the many conditions on the rise among children. Unfortunately, it’s one that is too frequently treated by most pediatricians with over-the-counter medications, often MiraLAX, which comes in at #1 but ultimately may be harmful to our little ones.

From First Bites to Picky Eaters: A Food Survival Guide For Parents

As natural medicine pediatricians we can’t overstate how critical good nutrition is for building healthy bodies and brains. However, we also recognize that hectic lifestyles and the convenience of packaged foods are real-life challenges to feeding your kids unprocessed, whole foods.

Preconception Care: The Key to Growing A Health-Resilient Baby

Preconception care (PCC) aims to help women make informed and proactive choices to optimize their health and the health of their future children. But what does that really mean? Well, what if someone told you that you could have a positive impact on your unborn child’s lifetime health by some of the choices you make even before you get pregnant? And, since most women don’t know exactly when they will conceive (>50% of pregnancies are unplanned and by the time medical care is sought, the fetus has undergone a great deal of significant primary development (1)), we urge women to begin thinking with a preconception mindset as early as they start to think about becoming pregnant.

“An Inside Out Approach:” How Dr. Getzelman Helped To Transform the Health of an Entire Family with 23andMe Genetic Testing

We recently announced that Dr. Getzelman is using 23andMe genetic data to combat chronic illness and deliver ADHD treatment without medication. We’re continuing to see phenomenal results from the families who’ve sought out our groundbreaking service.

In this post, we’ll share the story of one family from our San Francisco practice whose lives have been radically transformed by working with Dr. Getzelman and treating their conditions at the root.

The Dish on Fish Oil & Why’s It’s So Essential!

It’s impossible to overstate how important fish oil is to our overall health. From growing healthy babies to keeping our brains, hearts, joints, skin, and eyes in tip top shape – fish oil’s benefits are myriad.

In this post, we’ll draw from our expertise as functional medicine pediatricians to define the essential fats fish oil affords, explain why we need them, and most importantly:  how to get enough of them. So, let’s start with the basics…

Magnesium Part 2: A Mother’s Success Story

In our previous post, “Magnesium: The Wonder Mineral,” we praised magnesium as a key ingredient for keeping us physically and emotionally balanced. To recap, magnesium is a “co-enzyme” for over 300 fundamental biochemical reactions in our bodies ­– meaning these critical biological processes could not occur without the help of magnesium.

Are You Tired of Your Kid Getting Sick? Fight Off Germs with These Immunity Building Tips

Parents are too often led to believe that “kids get sick, that’s just what happens.” But that isn’t necessarily true! Indeed, a child’s developing immune system makes them more susceptible to illness, especially with frequent exposure to germs at daycares, classrooms, and playgrounds. But there are many proactive measures that can help your child fend off common and seasonal illnesses.

Tylenol Revisited: It’s NOT as Benign as People Think – Especially During Pregnancy

What you choose to put in your body during pregnancy directly impacts your child’s health – and Tylenol (aka acetaminophen/paracetamol) is no exception. For decades Tylenol has been commercially endorsed as THE “go-to” over-the-counter pain reliever, with over 60% of women in the United States relying on it to alleviate aches and pains related to pregnancy. However, mounting evidence continues to underscore the potential short- and long-term health risks it poses to babies – before and after birth.

Baby’s First Foods: A Jump-Start to Lifelong Health

More and more studies are proving that our earliest exposures to food – both before and after birth – set the stage for lifelong flavor preferences and eating habits. This means, as parents, you have more control over what kinds of foods your child likes than you probably realize.