Soothing Your Colicky Baby: Tips for Reducing Reflux

soothing colicky baby: tips to reduce reflux

  Part 2 of 3: This is Part 2 in a 3-part series on Colic, the Hurting Baby. Note that many of the following tips and pointers will benefit babies that are colicky from ANY cause, not just reflux. Also note: it’s not just about the babies: … [Continue reading]

Colic: The Hurting Baby

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Part 1 of 3: What is Colic? This is Part 1 in a three-part series on colic. But first, to quote Dr. Sears: If you are wondering whether or not you have a colicky baby – you don’t!  What Dr. Sears means by that is it’s not a mystery: a colicky baby … [Continue reading]

Anti-Inflammatory Nutrients

Anti Inflammatory Nutrients

Inflammation and Chronic Disease: Perhaps you have chronic sinusitis. Or maybe rhinitis. Or asthma. Or your child does. And you've been treating these with antibiotics; and ibuprofen; and antihistamines. Perhaps you aren't aware that there … [Continue reading]

Breastfeeding Benefits: Does Nursing Make Your Baby Smarter?

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Breastfeeding Benefits for Your Infant: Hey! This is world breastfeeding week!!! Nursing – breastfeeding – is known to provide your infant with a boost to their immunity. Infants who are nursed with good-ole mother’s milk have fewer ear infections, … [Continue reading]

Honey Research Update

Russell Faust, MD, PhD, boogordoctor, boogerdoctor, healthy children, honey

We have previously reviewed the antibiotic, antimicrobial properties of honey here. We have reviewed the special properties of Manuka honey. And if you struggle with chronic rhinitis, sinusitis, or chronic rhino-sinusitis (CRS), you may benefit from … [Continue reading]

GERD in Children Can Be Life-Threatening: Do YOU Know the Symptoms?

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Gastro-esophageal Reflux In Children You think it's heart-burn? Think again: Gastro-esophageal reflux in children – GER or GERD – is not your father’s reflux! The symptoms, and the risks, are completely different in children. YOU may have reflux and … [Continue reading]

Asthma in Children: Infographic

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Asthma in Children:  I've written recently about the new therapy for severe, life-threatening asthma, termed "bronchial thermoplasty." And I've written previously about how to control asthma in children with guided imagery; and also about some of the … [Continue reading]

New Hope For Life-Threatening Asthma?

bronchial thermoplasty, severe asthma, reactive airway

Severe. Seriously Severe: If you, or your child, struggles with severe asthma, there is a recent procedure that may hold promise: bronchial thermoplasty. My clinics tended to attract the children who most physicians had given up on. Or, to be … [Continue reading]


Russell Faust, MD, PhD, boogordoctor, boogerdoctor

Hi y'all. My regular readers may have noted some irregular posting over the last few weeks. In addition to the usual distractions of summer, I have been busy transferring this blog away from one hosting service to another, more reliable, and faster, … [Continue reading]

Children’s Probiotics GONE?

Children's Probiotics

Hi everyone!!  Hope you’re having a wonderful summer. And, a day early, but Happy 4th!! We're doing pretty well, except that our go-to children's probiotics have been difficult to find (and here's why). My regular readers know what a huge fan I am … [Continue reading]

The Hygiene Hypothesis: Are Dirty Children Healthy Children?

Healthy Children, Hygiene Hypothesis

Is Grime Good For Our Kids? We are a nation obsessed with cleanliness, convinced that dirt is dangerous. We carry hand-sanitizer (“hanitizer” according to my 4-year-old), and we see sanitizer dispensers everywhere: schools, gyms, the library. And … [Continue reading]

Eight Anti-Inflammatory Herbs and Spices

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Here are eight anti-inflammatory herbs and spices that most of us have on the shelf - with powerful anti-cancer and other health benefits that you may not know about: There are all sorts of ways to optimize your health through better nutrition! … [Continue reading]