3 Holistic PediatricsA philosophical and practical approach to pediatric care that focuses on the principles of health and wellness.Dedicated to integrative treatment using natural methods to stimulate healing, treat illness, and recover balance.
4 Children’s Health Care Needs Regular pediatric visitsPrimary careHolistic acute careHolistic constitutional care
5 Deficiencies of conventional care Inadequate nutritional counselingInadequate vaccine informed consentAttention to environmental toxinsIneffective treatment for acute illnessToxicity of drug regimens for chronic disease
6 Effective conventional care Trauma careDiagnostic expertiseInterventions in life-threatening illnessMaintenance drug regimens (hormones)Surgical conditionsFamiliarity with rare syndromes
7 Principles of Well-Child Care Developmental assessmentNutritional assessmentScreening tests and examsPhysical examDiagnosisAnticipatory guidance
8 Holistic Well-Child Care Temperament assessmentGoodness of fit, parenting styleNeed for constitutional treatmentLearning style and enrichment
17 First Week Establish breastfeeding Maternal supplements Sleeping arrangementsMattressesJaundice
18 Sleeping Choices Bed sharing Co-sleeper Bassinet/Crib in the parent’s roomNursery
19 Mattress WrappingUse thick, clear (not colored) polyethylene sheeting, available in the paint section of your local hardware store. The thickness of the polyethylene must be at least 125 microns, or 5 mil. Not PVC.Place the polyethylene over the top of the mattress and down the ends and sides, and then secure it firmly beneath the mattress with strong adhesive or duct tape. Not airtight on the underside.On top of the polyethylene place a fleecy pure cotton blanket and tuck this in securely. Then make the bed using sheets and pure wool or pure cotton blanket/s.
31 Immune System Cell Mediated System—TH1 First line defense against outside worldProtects against intracellular organisms, such as viruses, fungi, protozoa & parasites, cancer cells, allergies & transplant rejectionDoes not produce antibodies; produces cytokines
32 Immune System Humoral System—TH2 Second line defense against outside worldProduces antibodies from stimulation of B-lymphocytesPlays strong role in allergies (IgG, IgE)Th1/Th2 balance = “immunostasis”
33 Vaccines and Immune Function Vaccines induce Th2 humoral specific antibodies and Th2 dominanceAntibodies block viruses from entering cellsViruses are internalized in the cell and antibodies cannot enter the cellProducing chronic ongoing infections in cellsTh2 dominance produces allergies, asthma, chronic colds, otitis, chronic inflammation, and cancerParris Kidd, PhD, Th1/Th2 balance: the hypothesis, its limitations, and implications for health and disease, Alternative Medicine Review, August 2003 v8 i3 p223 (24)
37 Vaccines and AsthmaStudy of 1,177 vaccinated and unvaccinated children in NVIC families. Children with no FH of asthma and no antibiotics were 11 times less likely to report asthma if unvaccinated. Children with a family history were half as likely to have asthma if unvaccinated.(No potential confounders altered the results.)Enriquez R, et al. The relationship between vaccine refusal and self-report of atopic disease in children. Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology 2005 (April); 115 (4):
38 Immune SupplementsOmega-3 fats either through breast milk or fish oil as a supplementVitamin D 1,000 – 2,000 IUProbioticsBifidobacteriaL rhamnosus, L reuteriPrebioticsFructooligosaccharides (FOS) or arabinogalactansAdaptogens – mushrooms, astragalus
44 Six Months Sitting, crawling, safety Role of acute illness Sunscreens (zinc oxide)Teething
45 SunscreensOxybenzone, methoxycinnamate, and salicylates recovered from plasma and urine (1% of applied dose)MOC kills mouse cellsTitanium dioxide absorbs 70% of UV light and generates free radicalsTiO2 causes DNA damage in human cellsUncoated ZnO and all TiO2 is are photoreactiveDimethicone coated micronized zinc oxide is photostable (does not absorb UV and does not generate hydroxyl radicals