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Lawrence Rosen, MD
integrative pediatrician
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Hello all - For those of you who subscribe to "The Whole Child" blog, thank you! I have migrated to a brand new web site and you can now find my posts at www.LawrenceRosenMD.com/blog . I will be sunsetting this... Continue reading
Posted Nov 5, 2013 at the whole child
(originally posted for MindBodyGreen) While you are doing your best to live a “MindBodyGreen” life, you’ll notice that more and more children are suffering from asthma, allergies, ADHD, autism, and autoimmune diseases like diabetes. The conventional health care solution has... Continue reading
Posted Sep 18, 2013 at the whole child
(originally posted for MindBodyGreen) One of my all-time favorite messages for families is: Go to your kitchen cabinet before your medicine cabinet. That’s one I work with at the Whole Child Center and a core theme of my book, Treatment... Continue reading
Posted Jul 26, 2013 at the whole child
Thanks, Yaron - it's been a work in progress for me.
Toggle Commented Jul 26, 2013 on 10 Words Everyone Should Live By at the whole child
(originally posted for Kiwi Magazine) KIWI is not just an incredible magazine; it’s also one of six fruits featured in the Environmental Working Group’s “Clean 15” list of the least toxic produce. Summer is the perfect time to talk about... Continue reading
Posted Jul 16, 2013 at the whole child
(originally posted for MindBodyGreen) I’ve noticed a trend in wellness circles. Whether in my work with patients or in my yoga classes, I keep coming across the same words. On a given day, one might be the theme of a... Continue reading
Posted Jul 16, 2013 at the whole child
(originally posted for MindBodyGreen) Despite throwing tons of money at the problem, Americans really are sicker than ever. Chronic health conditions such as obesity, diabetes, asthma, anxiety and depression are wreaking havoc with our minds, bodies and bank accounts. Our... Continue reading
Posted Jul 16, 2013 at the whole child
It doesn't need to be refrigerated. I would say it's likely good for a month then should be remade. Enjoy!
One of my staff members recently observed me going from room to room, seeing patients in my pediatric practice, without paper and without a laptop. This is my usual routine. I must have seen three or four kids in a... Continue reading
Posted May 18, 2013 at the whole child
When it comes to adopting new practices, physicians as a group are typically “late majority” adopters. According to sociologist Everett Rogers, “These individuals approach an innovation with a high degree of skepticism and after the majority of society has adopted... Continue reading
Posted Apr 25, 2013 at the whole child
There is a road in the hearts of all of us, hidden and seldom traveled, which leads to an unknown, secret place. The old people came literally to love the soil, and they sat or reclined on the ground with... Continue reading
Posted Apr 25, 2013 at the whole child
Posted to the Huffington Post: 04/01/2013 "Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results." -- attributed to Albert Einstein The Problem: Americans are sicker than ever before, and despite throwing tons of money at... Continue reading
Posted Apr 3, 2013 at the whole child
For the Children and Nature Network: It’s late afternoon in the late spring, school’s been out for an hour or so. I can’t really say for sure ‘cause I’ve totally lost track of time. I’m knee deep in the muddy... Continue reading
Posted Mar 29, 2013 at the whole child
From Kiwi Magazine: Winnie-the-Pooh had it figured out—it’s all about the honey. People over many centuries have gathered this tasty, sticky delight to treat everything from coughs to sore throats to skin infections. Honey may, in fact, be nature’s safest... Continue reading
Posted Mar 29, 2013 at the whole child
“What day is it?” It’s today,” squeaked Piglet. My favorite day,” said Pooh.” ― A.A. Milne One can always count on Pooh to remind us of what’s truly important. Those of us that work with children (pediatricians, teachers, therapists, and... Continue reading
Posted Feb 12, 2013 at the whole child
Teens and young adults are increasingly self-medicating with a combination of caffeine, stimulant medications and alcohol, and it seems that energy drinks -- at times mixed with other substances -- have become the performance-enhancing drugs (PEDs) of choice. Two recent... Continue reading
Posted Feb 3, 2013 at the whole child
We live and practice in an increasingly technology-driven society. Email and texting are default methods of communication, and our patients request that we friend them on Facebook and follow health advice delivered in brief 140-character bursts on Twitter. In a... Continue reading
Posted Dec 14, 2012 at the whole child
Stress is everywhere. Most recent estimates are that 1 in 4 teens are diagnosed with an anxiety disorder. We've seen these numbers explode in recent years following traumatic weather disasters like Hurricanes Katrina and Sandy. Along with poverty, food insecurity... Continue reading
Posted Nov 12, 2012 at the whole child
Understand, I was born and raised in New Jersey, and I have lived my entire life here with the exception of college and medical school. N.J. is not just where I live; it is a part of who I am,... Continue reading
Posted Nov 12, 2012 at the whole child
Q: "What is a well person?" A: "A well person is a patient who has not been completely worked up." As I enter the exam room, a smiling 10-year-old boy greets me. Pete, my last patient of a long day,... Continue reading
Posted Nov 12, 2012 at the whole child
is the title of my debut article for the Huffington Post. I'm now writing pieces for the well-known blog in addition to my work for Kiwi Magazine and the Deirdre Imus Environmental Health Center. This rounds out my blog portfolio... Continue reading
Posted Oct 12, 2012 at the whole child
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One of the great stories that changed my practice of medicine took place 600 years ago. Perhaps only a myth, “The Secret of Thieves” speculates that the origin of a well-known anti-infective essential oil blend dates back to the Middle... Continue reading
Posted Sep 18, 2012 at the whole child
"Diabetes and obesity are two of the most common and most costly health problems today. 12% of U.S. adults have diabetes, and if current trends continue, more than 50% will have diabetes or pre-diabetes by 2020. Annual U.S. spending on... Continue reading
Posted Sep 5, 2012 at the whole child
Bug bites, cuts and bruises, sunburns—sounds like summer! What’s a parent to do that’s safe and natural for these common childhood ailments? “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” If only our children paid heed to Ben... Continue reading
Posted Aug 8, 2012 at the whole child
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Big news this month. August marks the publication of my first book, Treatment Alternatives for Children (TAfC), with co-author Jeff Cohen. In some ways, I feel like the very proud papa of my 3rd child. Nearly 20 years of pediatric... Continue reading
Posted Aug 2, 2012 at the whole child