The 9 Best Ways to Prepare for a Healthy Pregnancy & Healthy Baby Preparing to become a parent can start well before you receive a positive pregnancy test. You might be emotionally prepared to have a baby — but is your body ready? If you want to become pregnant, or have been trying for some …
In our last post, we introduced you to the wonders of Slow Medicine and how it relates to the mindful and personalized care we deliver at GetzWell. In this second installment, we’d like to expand the conversation by highlighting a point of view espoused by GetzWell and other Slow Medicine practitioners.
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.
We all know that vitamins and minerals contribute importantly to our overall health. However, according to Mark Hyman, M.D. who is the author of The UltraMind Solution and several other NY Times best sellers, more than 92% of American’s are deficient in one or more vitamins (based on 2012 NHANES data). Obviously we’re not getting what we need from our food. So should we take a multivitamin, or does that just contribute to expensive pee?
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.
Prop. 37, California’s Right to Know initiative, put us at the center of the movement to demand mandatory labeling on Genetically Modified Foods (GMOs).
Despite the proposition’s narrow loss in the recent election, the fact that nearly 47% of Californians voted YES is significant progress. The outcome is our mandate to continue to educate our families on the potential health risks GMOs pose to parents and children.
Children form associations with food very early in life. You can help your kids develop positive eating preferences by teaching them to experience and relate to food in mindful ways.
New research provides additional evidence of Tylenol’s (or acetaminophen’s) dark side. A recent study shows acetaminophen may be implicated in the significant upsurge in pediatric asthma diagnoses since the 1980s when Tylenol began to be used more frequently (in place of aspirin). The most likely mechanism is depletion of glutathione in the airways.
Preparing your body for a healthy pregnancy is the best gift you can give your child—a jumpstart to a long and healthy life. Let us at GetzWell guide the way with an informative and exciting program we’ve named ‘greening the womb.’
Throughout 2011 we gave you the whys and hows of maintaining healthy eating habits for you and your baby.
With the holidays fast approaching and a brand new year just around the corner, now is as good a time as any to get your household on a healthy track.