Natural Ways To Prevent and Treat Influenza

by Mark Hoch, M.D. Let’s look at natural ways to prevent and treat influenza and viral respiratory infections. Prevention: To keep your immune system strong eat a healthy diet, get regular exercise, proper rest with some relaxation time every day and adequate sleep (most people need about 8 hours). Organic, local, fresh food is optimal […]

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Poisoned Food vs Organic Food – See The Difference

We are what we eat and this video clearly illustrates the difference in our bodies between eating “conventional” food which allows toxic pesticides to be in them compared to eating organic food. Recent studies show that chemicals are present not only in our urine but also  in the umbilical cord  blood of new born babies.  […]

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What To Do For The Stomach Flu

By Susan Bradt, M.D. Acute gastroenteritis (AKA the stomach flu or stomach bug) is a very common infection in childhood. It is most typically caused by a contagious virus and can result in diarrhea alone or vomiting plus diarrhea. The symptoms can last anywhere from 24 hrs to longer than 2 weeks and the symptoms […]

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Influenza Update

By Dr. Susan Bradt This Year’s Flu It appears the flu season is hard upon us and it is not going to be a mild one this year. The influenza shot this year is also not well matched with the circulating strains so it is not offering as much protection in the community as it […]

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Vitamin D: The Sunshine Hormone by Dr. Mark Hoch

Here is some practical information about “vitamin D” because you may be hearing some of the buzz about it in the media. Actually, it has been known for some time that vitamin D is very important to many aspects of our health, not just our bones.  Technically, vitamin D is not really a vitamin because […]

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Natural Methods for Restful Sleep

by Mark Hoch, M.D. Sleep is an important part of healthy life.   During sleep our bodies use the healthy nutrition we have taken in throughout the day to rebuild themselves; injured tissues are repaired, bones, tendons and connective tissues are remodeled and strengthened, and our organs get a chance to rest or do their […]

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Poison Ivy: Dispelling the Myth and Calming the Itch by Dr. Susan Bradt

It’s spring!  We are all enjoying the beautiful weather, hiking, gardening and spending time outdoors.  It is also the time of year when poison ivy and poison oak are growing abundant and strong.   The doctors at Family to Family have seen an increase in the past few weeks of patients with poison ivy rashes.  We want to […]

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When & How to Treat A Child’s Fever – Fever With A Purpose

As many of the families in my practice know, I do not recommend treating a child’s mild or moderate fever with medications such as Tylenol and Ibuprofen. While it can sometimes be scary, it is important to remember that the fever can be quite purposeful and very important in allowing your child to recover easier […]

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Fabulous Wheat-Free Zucchini Bread from Dr. Susan’s kitchen to yours!

Have you ever considered eliminating wheat from your diet?  If not, I urge you to consider it, at least for a short time.  At the very least, it will be a period of detoxification for your body.  Most likely, you will experience amazing results which could include significant weight loss, increased energy, improved mood, better […]

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