Marie Veronique Organics

We have begun to feature Dr. Getzelman’s favorite adult skincare line, Marie Veronique Organics (MVO), as an added convenience to our community.

Tylenol’s Dark Side Just Got Darker

You may remember an older post related to Tylenol’s serious health effects in children: Tylenol’s Dark Side. Now a new study has revealed that mothers who consumed acetaminophen (Tylenol) during pregnancy have a greater risk of their children being diagnosed with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and requiring ADHD medications later on in life.


Seesaw is a well-being studio for children and families and an important resource in San Francisco for fostering social-emotional resilience. Located in Hayes Valley, Seesaw provides parent education, neuropsychological evaluations, speech therapy, psychological and other consultation services. Seesaw is the brainchild of Sabrin Gabel, PhD who is a child psychologist and Seesaw’s director.

Make the Holidays Memorable with Fun Crafts & Recipes

Are you looking for fun and healthy ways to entertain your kids during the holiday season? Here are some of our favorite recipes and activities to help you and your family make the most of this special time of year.

How to Know When Your Sick Child Needs A Physician’s Care

Children have young immune systems that make them susceptible to illness, especially when they enter daycare or head to school for the first time and begin to exchange germs with other kids.

Most common sickness is minor and can be easily treated at home (see GetzWell’s Guide to Managing Colds and Minor Viral Infections), while a few things require an appointment with the doctor. In this post, we’ll underline the symptoms that indicate when it’s time to get your little one to his pediatrician.

Fun Ideas for a Happy and Healthy Summer

With summer well underway, we thought you could use some fun and affordable ideas to keep your kids entertained. Here are some of our favorite recipes, deals, activities, and crafts to help you and your family make the most of this special season.

More Toxic Truths = More Reason to Limit Your Baby’s Exposure to Unsafe Products

Healthy Child Healthy World recently published “The Toxic Takeover of Baby Nurseries: Chemicals of Concern Found in Almost Every Common Product and Furnishing,” a staggering report featuring a long list of toxins in everything from baby shampoos to cribs to wipes and their potential health risks to babies.

Also, in just 7 minutes you can watch The Story of Cosmetics from the Story of Stuff Project about the harmful chemicals­ – some cancer causing! – that manufacturers put in our personal and baby care products.

The sum of these studies — and many more — points to an important truth: we can no longer turn a blind eye to the toxic ingredients our children are exposed to every day.

Richard Stagliano, MD

Dr. Stagliano is a physician we highly recommend. He practices functional medicine (like us!) to target specific health issues that many adults struggle with and have had frustratingly little success resolving with conventional care. Check out his website here: Live Fit Medicine

A NEW Guide to Healthy Cleaning: Spare Your Baby from Harmful Toxins

We’re excited to introduce the Guide to Healthy Cleaning, a new database created by the Environmental Working Group (EWG) to educate parents on household cleaning products.

EWG has taken a microscope to over 2,000 popular products, giving each a grade from A to F based on hazardous ingredients, potential health risks, and integrity of their product labels.

You can search for safety facts on air fresheners, bathroom cleaners, laundry detergents, and much more. There’s even a handy Label Decoder to help you understand what manufactures really mean by “antibacterial,” “biodegradable,” and “organic.”

The Scoop on Antibiotics: What Every Mom Needs to Know.

Last month the International Journal of Obesity published a report revealing that “infants given antibiotics within six months of birth were 22 percent more likely than those given none to be overweight at age 3.”

This new link to obesity is only the latest study to cast a critical spotlight on the potential long-term effects antibiotics can have on babies. Other studies in recent years have linked antibiotics to the rise of type 1 diabetes, inflammatory bowel disease, allergies and asthma in children.