Preventing PANDAS Relapse

Preventing PANDAS Relapse

Spring is here, and cold and flu season is coming to an end. Because of reduced exposure to viruses and Strep throat during the Spring and Summer, this is the time of year that my patients who are ready will wean off antibiotics or start a prophylactic antibiotic...
Anti-Inflammatories for PANDAS/PANS

Anti-Inflammatories for PANDAS/PANS

What ways can we reduce brain and body inflammation to help the immune system recover faster from PANDAS/PANS?   Anti-Inflammatory Diet: Testing your child for food sensitivities is a beneficial way to identify foods that could be contributing to chronic...
PANDAS Segment on CTV W5

PANDAS Segment on CTV W5

This Saturday, February 14th I will be part of a W5 segment on PANDAS (Paediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disorder Associated with Streptococcal infection). Watch my interview with Lloyd Robertson on CTV at 7pm, or view it online here.  Make sure to watch both...
New Website for PANDAS / PANS Treatment

New Website for PANDAS / PANS Treatment

I am happy to launch my new website this week for PANS and PANDAS Treatment in Canada. This website caters to the families of my patients with Pediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disorder Associated with Streptococcal infection (PANDAS) and Pediatric Acute-onset...
Antibiotics Associated with Early Childhood Obesity

Antibiotics Associated with Early Childhood Obesity

The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) recently published this study, linking antibiotic use in infancy with early childhood obesity. The study enrolled 64,580 children with annual paediatric visits during ages 0-23 months, and a subsequent follow-up...
Pediatric Acute-Onset of OCD and Tics

Pediatric Acute-Onset of OCD and Tics

PANDAS/PANS Awareness PANDAS (Pediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disorder Associated with Streptococcal infection) and PANS (Pediatric Acute-onset Neuropsychiatric Syndrome) are real conditions, so why are our children not being properly diagnosed? Many parents...
Paleo Pancakes

Paleo Pancakes

No grains, no dairy, no junk.  Super easy!  Have you tried these yet? 1 mashed banana 2 eggs Mix and mash together the eggs and banana.  Grease a pan with coconut oil, and maintain at medium heat. Spoon the batter into the pan.  Cook until one side is golden brown...
Exciting Research on Coconut Oil and Abdominal Fat

Exciting Research on Coconut Oil and Abdominal Fat

Although coconut fat was given a bad rap in the past, especially with regard to weight gain, studies have shown that coconut fats (including coconut oil, MCT oil, coconut milk, coconut cream, coconut meat/manna) can decrease abdominal fat. This study showed...
Have you tried juicing?

Have you tried juicing?

Ever since I got my Hurom slow juicer last Spring, I have been addicted to making fresh vegetable juices!  A “slow juicer” extracts more juice and more vitamins from your fruits and veggies, and it produces less oxidation of your nutrients by pressing the...