“What’s That Rash?” Clearing Up Common Skin Questions in Kids

Baby Skin Rash Yeast Candida Red

As naturopathic doctors working with kids, we get a lot of questions from parents about a new or ongoing rash they’ve seen cropping up on their baby or child’s skin. Rashes or other skin issue are a good reason to check in: the skin is the largest organ of the body, tends to be extra sensitive in little ones, and conveys a lot of information about his or her overall health status. Below The Surface You might be surprised to learn that most skin conditions aren’t “just” skin conditions. The skin happens to be one way that symptoms express themselves that we can easily see and observe. It’s also why we include a skin health exam with your baby or … Read More

Chiropractic Care for Babies

Chiropractor Babies Guelph

By Dr. Alyssa Shepherd DC Chiropractic Care For Babies: Why They’re A Winning Recipe For a Healthy Start In Life Babies: Cute, adorable, squishy, magical creatures of wonder and bliss, starting out on the epic adventure that will be their life here on earth. Chiropractic: Gentle, effective, health-optimizing, non-invasive, drug-free, holistic, safe. Combine the two and you have a winning recipe for a healthy start – and what better gift for your baby than optimized health from the get-go? However many people remain in the dark about the numerous benefits of chiropractic care for babies, so let’s delve in and start turning on the light of knowledge! J Postural stresses in utero Ask any pregnant woman and she will tell … Read More

Could Your Child Have PANDAS?

Could Your Child Have PANDAS?

PANDAS – “pediatric autoimmune neuropsychiatric disorders after Strep” – is a category of nervous system conditions that children can develop after an infection, such as strep throat. Parents of children with PANDAS tell me their child’s anxiety, tics or OCD symptoms came on suddenly – “out of the blue”. When we ask a few more questions, they often recall a memorable illness their child had – such as a fever, sore throat, vomiting or diarrhea – within a few weeks of the onset of their child’s new, neurological symptoms. PANDAS was first defined in 1998 by Susan Swedo et al. (You’ll find the reference to the published medical journal article here). As an autoimmune condition, PANDAS symptoms may get worse … Read More

Meet Dr. Antoinette Falco, Guelph Naturopathic Doctor and Doula!

We’re excited to welcome Dr. Antoinette Falco to the Two Rivers Health team! After working as a naturopath and doula in London, Ontario, we’re thrilled she’s chosen to join us here in Guelph and put down roots together with her fiance, who’s a teacher here. Dr. Antoinette is well-known for her bright, friendly and compassionate approach and is especially good at making children’s health visits comfortable and fun. MEET Dr. Antoinette Dr. Falco is a licensed Naturopathic Doctor, birth doula and natural health enthusiast. After completing her Bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology at the University of Western Ontario, she graduated from the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine (CCNM), Canada’s largest naturopathic medical school. While at CCNM, Dr. Falco completed a one-year pediatrics rotation, receiving additional training … Read More