EP 147 - Keeping Your Kids Healthy: An Integrative Approach to Pediatrics

From the Show: Dr. Taz Show
Summary: Learn why integrative medicine offers a more holistic approach to pediatrics.
Air Date: 10/1/19
Duration: 31:59
Host: Dr. Taz
Guest Bio: Joel Warsh, MD
Screen Shot 2019-09-30 at 2.13.54 PMDr. Joel “Gator” Warsh is an Integrative and Holistic Pediatrician in Los Angeles, California. He grew up in Toronto, Canada and completed his undergraduate training there in Kinesiology and Health Sciences, before going on to earn his Master’s Degree in Epidemiology and Community Health at Queen’s University. He earned his medical degree from Thomas Jefferson Medical College and completed his Pediatric Residency at Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles (CHLA). He started his career working as an attending Pediatrician at CHLA, and then worked in private practice in Pasadena and Beverly Hills. He founded Integrative Pediatrics and Medicine in 2018, where he works today. 

Additionally, Dr. Gator has studied Holistic and Integrative Medicine. In an effort to provide superior patient care, he incorporates various methodologies into his allopathic medical practice. Dr. Gator is a certified Integrative Medical Practitioner by the American Academy of Integrative Medicine. Currently, he is studying Functional Medicine, Ayurveda, Traditional Chinese Medicine and Homeopathy.

Dr. Gator has published research in numerous peer-reviewed journals on topics including childhood injuries, obesity and physical activity. 

He is also the Medical Advisor for Earth Conscious Films and the owner of IntegrativePediatrics.com.
EP 147 - Keeping Your Kids Healthy: An Integrative Approach to Pediatrics
Integrative pediatrics offers a more well-rounded approach to pediatric care. It combines traditional Western treatments like medications with supplements or homeopathic solutions.

As we continue to introduce more and more chemicals into our food and our environment, slow-grade chronic diseases are becoming more prevalent in children. While Western medicine acts as a band-aid for symptoms, integrative pediatrics looks at the "why" of the disease. Doctors are able to identify and reverse the root cause of the issue and come up with natural, long-term solutions. 

Integrative pediatrician Dr. Joel Warsh explains why parents should look to diet, exercise, stress, sleep, and environment to address issues such as eczema, autoimmune conditions, gut problems, sensory issues, and neurological conditions like Autism and ADHD.

Listen as Dr. Warsh joins Dr. Taz to discuss integrative pediatrics.