child health

The birth of a baby is often an exciting yet life-changing experience for many parents. Following that, the rapid change in growth and development that is dependent on essential nutrients as newborn transitions to a toddler may be overwhelming.

The changes in a baby’s growth and development may reveal early signs of possible nutrition or health concerns. Pediatric Naturopathic doctors monitor development and progress throughout a baby’s young life including weight, length and head circumference and are able to determine if alterations to the diet are necessary.

Food sensitivities are often seen in babies and children and our Pediatric NDs work with patients to address these underlying issues and are able to provide additional testing if needed.

In addition to physical growth, nutrition also plays a vital role in neurological, immunological and behavioral development due to food intake, retention and absorption.

Our Pediatric Naturopathic Doctors can provide support to help your child:

  • Build and maintain a strong immune system
  • Develop healthy brain function
  • Avoid food sensitivities and allergies
  • Set healthy weight and lifelong eating habits
  • Avoid potential harmful reactions to vaccines and other medications

Pediatric Naturopathic Doctors are primary care professionals who can safely and effectively deal with childhood complaints including, but not limited to:

  • feeding issues
  • rashes
  • eczema
  • cradle cap
  • thrush
  • allergies
  • food sensitivities
  • psoriasis
  • teething
  • vaccinations
  • constipation/diarrhea
  • colic
  • colds & flus
  • ear infections
  • fevers
  • sleep difficulties
  • depression/anxiety

Other common childhood concerns to consider seeing a Pediatric Naturopathic Doctor about include childhood nutrition, attention problems, developmental delays, and autism spectrum disorders.

Meet your practitioners Dr. Jessica Liu, Dr. Lisa Adams

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Dr. Jessica Liu, BSc (Hon), ND

Jessica Liu ND is a Board-certified Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine, practicing general family naturopathic medicine since 2006 with a clinical focus in fertility, women’s health, children’s medicine, pregnancy, and mental-emotional wellness… learn more

Dr. Lisa Adams, ND

Lisa Adams is a graduate of the University of Guelph’s Nutritional and Nutraceutical Sciences Honours program and of the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine (CCNM) where she earned the four-year professional designation of Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine (ND). As a working Mom, she understands how challenging and hectic everyday life can be for other busy professionals and families.learn more