Dr. Jennifer Deir Dr. Jennifer Deir Naturopathic Physician
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Dr. Jennifer Deir received her B.Sc. from the Pennsylvania State University and her Naturopathic Degree from the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine. She has practiced Naturopathic Medicine in a variety of clinical settings in Toronto, Canada and most recently in the San Francisco Bay area. She treats a wide range of acute and chronic health conditions with a particular emphasis on auto-immu...

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What can you tell me about diet and colicky babies?
Did you know that the type of food your children eat directly impacts their ability to learn and focus? With school in session it’s important to have quick, easy, healthy, and kid friendly food choices at hand. Recent studies have shown that children who skip or eat unhealthy breakfasts have an increased risk of obesity, decreased memory, diminished attention span, and poorer behavior. Choosing foods that are high in fiber, protein, and have...

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Category: Children
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I started using 5HTP for my 12 year old son who has trouble sleeping. He has never been a good sleeper even as a baby. He also likes carbs a lot. Is this safe for him? If not, why not and do you have another supplement that might be better for his age? Thank you!
Hi! As a parent of 4, I totally understand your concerns! Have you tried to check him for food sensitivities? Most of the time, checking for and changing their diet will have a great impact on their health! Food allergy testing comes in different forms, and please don't have the scratching test done... it only tests for IMMEDIATE food reactions, and puts the child under so much unnecessary pain and stress! Only a knowledgeable and licensed ...

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Category: Children
Answered by: Dr. Jennifer Deir