Articles and information on gut health from the blog of GetzWell Pediatrics, a Holistic Pediatrician group in the Bay Area.

gut health

Articles and information on gut health from the blog of GetzWell Pediatrics, a Holistic Pediatrician group in the Bay Area.

Rainbow Salad

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 …

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Gut Health

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 …

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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.

The Beauty of Bacteria and Your Baby’s Health

We are all are teeming with natural gut bacteria (a.k.a. gut flora) that have myriad functions including facilitating digestion and safeguarding against harmful diseases and allergies. In fact, nearly 75-80% of immune function originates in the gastrointestinal tract.

In this post we’ll give you the inside scoop on the inner workings of good gut health and helpful tips on keeping your child’s intestinal tract in tiptop shape.

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.

How organic meats can save your child from superbugs!

More and more people are ‘going organic’ these days as studies continue to shed light on the benefits of organically grown produce and meats. We’ve previously touched on this topic with respect to exposing your baby to fresh fruits and vegetables from the get-go.

But, when it comes to incorporating meat into your child’s diet, just how important is it to go with the organic option? The answer to this question is far more serious than you might think.

A World of Flavor within the Womb

We’re all familiar with the old adage ‘you are what you eat’. Well, that’s not all. New studies shed light on just how influenced your baby is by what you eat, too!

This fascinating article from NPR reveals exciting research about how what you eat during your pregnancy can help shape your baby’s taste buds and flavor preferences.

Arm your child with a lifetime of healthy eating habits

“Eat your vegetables!” — a classic, and common plea from desperate parents to kids with turned up noses. And yet many could argue that our hectic lifestyles and the convenience of packaged foods have quieted this age-old battle.