I’m here with Dr. Nelli Gluzman, the founder and head physician at Blossom Pediatrics, a practice dedicated to helping families address the root cause of common childhood illnesses and problems. As with so many guests I met on the podcast, Dr. Nelli’s story started with trying to help someone close to her — her own daughter.
Dr. Nelli turned her daughter’s health around using a custom blend of functional and integrative medicine. Helping other children in the same way became her mission. She specifically helps with common childhood conditions like asthma, eczema, and allergies — issues I know many of us deal with as moms.
Episode Highlights With Dr. Nelli Gluzman
- Dr. Gluzman’s theories for why we are seeing such a huge rise in eczema, asthma, and allergies
- The ways Dr. Gluzman is working to reverse these conditions
- What the atopic triad is and how this related to rising rates of childhood illnesses
- How to identify the root causes that can lead to systemic illness down the road
- A step-by-step approach to addressing underlying inflammation and issues
- Ways to support the microbiome for healing and optional function
- Three steps that can reverse many allergy issues
- Tips for introducing healthy foods to kids (or retraining a picky eater)
- Ways to modify your home and cleaning routines to protect your family’s microbiomes
- And more!
Resources We Mention
- Blossom Pediatrics (Rescue Your Child’s Health online program – use code “WELLNESS” for 20% off)
- Just Thrive
- The Dirt Cure
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