Articles and information on functional medicine pediatricians from the blog of GetzWell Pediatrics, a Holistic Pediatrician group in the Bay Area.

functional medicine pediatricians

Articles and information on functional medicine pediatricians from the blog of GetzWell Pediatrics, a Holistic Pediatrician group in the Bay Area.

Anxiety: What’s Mold Got to do With It?

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.”

Ever Wonder If Your Toddler Has a Food Intolerance?

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.

Dr. Getzelman’s Recommendations for Staying Fortified During the Covid-19 Pandemic

Many have asked me to share what I personally have been doing to keep myself healthy and protected given the current threat of COVID-19.

In addition to eating a whole foods organic diet with an emphasis on vegetables, keeping my stress levels as low as possible (via meditation, mindfulness, yoga, prayer, gratitude practice, etc.), moving/exercising every day for at least half an hour, getting a minimum of 7 hours of sleep each night, washing my hands, wearing a mask in public, and staying connected to friends, family and community, here are the immune supports that I have chosen for myself and would recommend for you.

Could Gluten be to Blame for Your Child’s Behavioral Issues?

Some kids simply can’t tolerate gluten and that can manifest in different ways. The array of complaints can include, but aren’t limited to, stomach aches and other digestive issues, nasal congestion, headaches, itchy/watery eyes, skin rashes, and mood complaints such as anxiety or depression. It’s also becoming more and more apparent, especially among functional medicine pediatricians, that a gluten sensitivity can negatively impact a child’s behavior.

If All You Have is a Hammer, Everything Looks Like a Nail. We Have More Tools!

You can accomplish a lot with a hammer. You can hang pictures, build a garden box, and even separate those stubborn Legos that refuse to break apart through any other method. But what happens when you need to drive in a screw or turn a bolt? As useful as a hammer is, if you want to build something better, sooner or later you’re going to need more tools to finish the job.

Home Remedies for Cold Symptoms

This is the time of year when kids have the sniffles and we all want advice to make our little ones more comfortable. In light of the recent removal of cough and cold medicines from store shelves (for children under 2 years) and an FDA panel recommendation against giving over-the-counter cough and cold medicines to children under 6 years, what’s a parent to do?