My mission is to help YOU find REAL health for your child,
so you can stop putting Band-Aids on your child's symptoms and instead find solutions that help your child heal from the inside-out.
Maybe your child has allergies, asthma, eczema or ADD
or Maybe your child can't sleep at night or struggles in school with learning?
or Maybe you just want a better way to help your child fight off the next cold or flu.
What I often hear from parents is that their concern for their child's "x, y, or z" problem is met with answers like:
"She's fine. She's okay"
"It's not a problem to take this medication everyday." or
"There's nothing wrong with her."
But YOU know in your heart that your child's issue is NOT normal, and if it is normal - you don't want your child to be normal! You want a better solution for your child's problem. You want REAL health rather than Band-Aid health.
You don't want to cover-up or brush aside your child's symptoms - instead you want your child to re-balance himself and HEAL from the inside-out despite what life throws him.
Me too! I want REAL health for my child (and yours).
During my training as a medical doctor and pediatrician, I witnessed many children benefiting from the advancement of western medicine; however I also realized that many children’s health care issues go beyond the traditional medical paradigm. This was true, even for my own health! Here's my story.
When I started my private practice after training, I was also JUST married and trying to conceive! All I wanted in life was a happy healthy baby. But instead, I had miscarriage after miscarriage, and yep! after another long wait another miscarriage! It was a horribly painful process...But I learned a ton. I learned that my body was imbalanced - and what I was seeking was balance. But my OB couldn't offer me that - he couldn't re-balance my body.
Instead, he offered what he could: Option 1: was wait and see, Option 2: was try a drug. Ugh...so TEMPTING - but it didn't FEEL right to me - it didn't feel like MY BEST SOLUTION. It might bring me my baby SOONER, but it wasn't going to bring me closer to REAL health - it wouldn't help me re-balance my hormones and HEAL, so that I could someday conceive and carry my baby on my own.
So instead I opted for OPTION 3, which I found on my own: a medical acupuncturist who used traditional Chinese medicine, to re-balance my hormones for conception and pregnancy. And VOILA! We not only conceived, but I didn't miscarry - and our daughter Kaitlin was born - and THAT was over 7 years ago!
Since then, I've learned so much MORE about REAL health. No - My health is NOT perfect! and YES - my children have their own health issues, but now I know what REAL health is and how to get there!
Here's how I found my path to REAL health, I opened my heart and mind to ANOTHER solution.
I took a leap of faith that SOMEHOW needles stuck in precise locations would help me bring a baby into this world! And that was just the start of my REAL health journey.
Since then I've studied medical acupuncture, cranial-sacral therapy, reiki, and mind-body techniques. Now I use nutrition and homeopathy to help children heal from allergies, asthma, eczema, ADD, and so much more!
I believe you can, because I did -
I found REAL health for myself and conceived and carried our first child into this world.
I believe you can, because my eldest Kaitlin did -
I eliminated gluten and dairy from my diet when Kaitlin was breastfeeding and her eczema resolved - and has yet to return almost 7 years later.
I believe you can, because my middle Elle did -
We control her allergies with homeopathic remedies that help her immune system heal.
I believe you can, because my patients do -
I see children find REAL health everyday - they eat the "right" diet, they take supplements that support their body imbalances, and as a result they are happier and healthier!
Yes, that means I see children who - go off dairy and resolve their eczema, get off daily meds for the asthma and stop taking Ritalin for ADD!
I used to think that I could be healthy just eating "healthy" food -
but I never realized that "healthy" food for some is "unhealthy" for others.
YES! I knew to avoid the fake stuff, artificial colors, flavors, and preservatives -
but I didn't realize that eliminating dairy resolved a child's eczema, or that eliminating gluten could "lift the cloud" and allow a child to think more clearly!
I mean, who knew? I didn't learn this in medical school!
I used to think that a healthy diet alone was enough -
but I never realized that our food is 85% depleted of minerals compared to 100 years ago,
I never realized that we don't eat today how our ancestors did years ago -
a diet rich in essential fatty acids, vitamins, minerals, enzymes, and probiotics.
I learned ALL these things after medical school, after residency training.
I used to think you treat a condition similarly, regardless of the person -
I didn't realize that REAL health is person specific (individualized).
Before this realization, I would treat two children with eczema the exact same way -
with topical steroids. Easy. Problem solved. Until the eczema returned once the steroids stopped - I didn't know how to fix that!
You have to dive below the surface, beneath the symptoms, and fix the system imbalances - that is, heal from the inside out.
Now, I rarely treat two patients the exact same way, because the REASON for the child's problem,
(for example with eczema) can be different. One may have a problem with dairy, and the other may have a problem with draining toxins. Simply treating with topical steroids will not resolve either of those issues!
Regardless of where you are on your journey to finding REAL health, here are 2 things you can do to avoid going down a bunch of blind alleyways. 1. Have a PLAN, because without a plan, you are planning to FAIL.
2. get Professional HELP
Find a health-care practitioner willing to walk the journey with you and your child it can be overwhelming to do it on your own - even for myself. As a holistic doctor, I still see other health care practitioners to help me take care of myself and my children.
Healing children naturally is my passion and lifelong journey. If you'd like a private consultation, I would be honored to help you discover a healing path for your child with an in-office consultation
(Ann Arbor, MI).
I'm a mom and I get it! I am far from perfect. Kaitlin, Elle, and Addison are my hardest blessings. Being a mom is the greatest gift God gave me, but it's also my hardest job! It brings me indescribable moments of JOY, mixed up with a lot of messes! Pure RAW Love.
If you're feeling overwhelmed on how to get your family on the road to health and happiness, start by signing up for my blog
with Holistic Health and Parenting Coach Angelle Batten, HHC, MEd. Together we'll teach you HOW to:
1. Feed your family REAL food
2. Find REAL health for your child
3. Be a parent who empowers your child to live his best life!
Sound like a lot of ground to cover? It is! But we believe REAL food, REAL health and REAL parenting are essential to your child living a happy healthy life! No exceptions.
Blessings to you and your family,
~ Dr. Sue