Here it is…conversations on Vaccinations…check it out!

It’s never an easy thing to decide to put your thoughts and ideas out into the world. And sometimes it’s just the right moment to expand the conversation beyond the one-on-one dynamic or the usual echo chambers. Thanks to @BBrozy and @keoniteta for inviting me to come chat with them, share some thoughts, and contribute to the ongoing conversation on #vaccinations. Check it out and let me know what you think! Click here to listen: Vaccinations with Dr. Sunita Iyer ND _________________________ Stay tuned for two new episodes coming up on The Well Man’s Podcast this Fall! Continue reading Here it is…conversations on Vaccinations…check it out!

Another round of applause for Probiotics…

Did you know that nearly 60% of your immune system lives in your digestive tract?  And that the more stockpiled and protected your digestive tract is by ‘good’ bacteria, the better your immune system can function?  These are the reasons your doc may be asking you to take probiotics (supplements that contain strains of live, ‘good’ bacteria) for your colds, allergies, digestive ailments, or even pre- and post-immunization. Check out this article to find out more about how it can reduce time and severity of your colds this season: http://www.nydailynews.com/life-style/health/probiotics-fight-cold-symptoms-article-1.1190890?localLinksEnabled=false – Dr. Sunita Continue reading Another round of applause for Probiotics…

Acetominophen Use and Asthma

Acetaminophen increases the risk of childhood asthma. THE INVESTIGATOR Dr. John T. McBride, Akron Children’s Hospital. The sharp worldwide increase in childhood asthma over the past 30 years has long perplexed researchers, who have considered explanations as varied as improved hygiene and immunizations. Over the last decade, however, a new idea has emerged. The asthma epidemic accelerated in the 1980s, some researchers have noted, about the same time that aspirin was linked to Reye’s syndrome in children. Doctors stopped giving aspirin to children with fevers, opting instead for acetaminophen. In a paper published in The Annals of Allergy and Asthma … Continue reading Acetominophen Use and Asthma

Vaccination Workshop Feedback

We had a good time last week at the Vaccination Workshop and I feel very grateful for all of the people who came armed with fabulous questions and a challenging discussion! Thank you! Please do take some time to fill out the feedback form or email me directly at drsunitaiyer@gmail.com to let me know what you liked best and the least, or what your interests are for future discussions on vaccination. Continue reading Vaccination Workshop Feedback

September Vaccination Workshop

I am currently planning to offer the Vaccination Workshop this fall on Thursday September 29th from 6:30-8:30pm at Herban Wellness in Kirkland, WA (www.herbanwellness.net).  In the past this workshop has been a great way to make sense of and discuss the current vaccination recommendations, the concepts of public vs private health, and ways for families to prepare and make decisions regarding this controversial topic.  To register, please email me at drsunitaiyer@gmail.com.  The cost per person will be $15 or $25 per pair/couple and will include handouts, resources, snacks, and beverages.  The workshop will be limited to 12 participants to ensure … Continue reading September Vaccination Workshop

Seattle & King County Vaccine Exemption

This is an update to the current law that allows for immunization exemptions for children who are un- or under-vaccinated per the recommended vaccine schedule.  It does not take away the ability to send your kiddos to school here if they have not received any vaccines or have beenvaccinated on an alternative schedule, but you will need to have the exemption certified by your pediatric provider or family doctor.  NEW STATE LAW ON IMMUNIZATION EXEMPTIONS Senate Bill 5005 deals specifically with school and licensed child care immunization exemptions. Prior to this legislation, parents only needed to sign a Certificate of … Continue reading Seattle & King County Vaccine Exemption

Seattle Vaccination Workshop

With naturopathic family physician & licensed midwife Dr. Sunita Iyer ND, LM and naturopathic family physician & licensed acupuncturist Dr. Michelle Obertacz ND, LAc   Confused about the vaccination schedule and how to make sense of it for your family?  Wondering how to evaluate your child’s and your family’s risk? When:   Thursday November 18, 2010 6:00pm-8:00pm Vaccination Workshop (Seattle) We will review the current vaccine schedule, how to evaluate your family’s ‘risk’, public health vs. private health concerns, how to make educated decisions for your family that you can live with, and conventional and natural ways to address reactions.  … Continue reading Seattle Vaccination Workshop

Upcoming Fall Workshops

Thursday September 16, 2010  6:30-8:30pm: Vaccination Workshop We will review the current vaccine schedule, how to evaluate your family’s ‘risk’, public health vs. private health concerns, and how to make educated decisions for your family that you can live with. Thursday October 28, 2010  6:30pm-8:30pm: Family First Aid We will discuss common family first aid concerns, natural remedies that you want to have on hand, and how to use them.   I will be co-presenting with my colleague Dr. Michelle Obertacz ND, LAc and we will also have a Seattle-based talk on this topic. Where: Herban Wellness, 103 Lake St. S, … Continue reading Upcoming Fall Workshops