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31 Days of Healthy Holiday Desserts

The month of December is fast approaching and after all the food that was eaten over the Thanksgiving holiday. I know that we are in dire need of healthier alternatives to our meals, so I found some great desserts recipes for the upcoming holidays. Try them out and tell me what you think here or on our Family Wellness MD Facebook page.

31 Days of Healthy Holiday Desserts

Healthy Eating Tips for the Family

Here are some great tips to keep our kids healthy for the rest of year.

Happy Eating!!

Health Wellness Tips

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Holistic Medical Doctor, not Naturopath

I’m writing this post because recently a patient’s mom commented on a review that I was not holistic.  It broke my heart.  As I thought about why, the only thing that I could come up with is the fact that I prescribed her son medicine.  Her infant son had had a cough for days and was mucousy for days and not getting better.  I prescribed him a regimen that I have prescribed for hundreds of other children that I know works to 1) get rid of the cough and 2) clear up the mucus.

I respect her opinion, but wanted to explain myself.  I am an allopathic (traditionally-trained) medical doctor.  I not only trained in general medicine/pediatrics, but trained to take care of kids with cancer and life-threatening blood disorders.  I know the power of medicine.  I also believe in the power of God and the wisdom that He gives.  That’s why I believe so strongly in a lot of Naturopathic principles.  I don’t believe in prescribing antibiotics when not needed, but I also believe that if antibiotics are needed in my best judgement and I don’t prescribe them, then that’s neglect.

Diet and nutrition and lifestyle changes are the most important things that we can manipulate in our lives to live the best life possible.  Many of our modern day medicines are plant-derived and natural in origin though many chemicals and preservatives have been added to some.  Know that when I see your child, I will do my best to treat them as my own.  If I think naturopathic solutions are all that you need, then that’s what I’ll recommend.  However, if I think your child will benefit from a drug that only a medical doctor can presribe, then I will do that as well!

My goal is to serve and to help create healthy families; one at a time!  I spent a lot of years studying and aim to use both traditional and naturopathic medicine to achieve that goal!

We now have 2 locations: 1 in Berkeley Lake (Duluth) in Gwinnett County and the other in Johns Creek (Alpharetta) in North Fulton County.  We look forward to serving you soon!

Dr. Nadia Taylor

Board-certified Physician

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Healthcare Excellence Award

Family Wellness MD is excited to announce that we have been nominated for a Healthcare Excellence Award from the Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce! We would like to send special thanks to all of those who support us. We are all very blessed to be in this position and will continue to strive for the betterment of our community!

Healthy Eating—Good Habits Die Hard

We all know that 2 and 3 year olds tend to be defiant. This includes at the dining table as well. So as parents we have to be proactive, creative and firm in our approach! By including veggies in an appealing way (casseroles/yogurt dips) and being persistent in presenting our children with healthy options, we are teaching them to enjoy real food! Over time this healthy habit of eating real green food leads to healthier minds, bodies and hearts (literally!).

FamilyWellnessMD Serving Gwinnett County

FamilyWellnessMD is a holistic medical center, directed by Dr. Nadia Taylor, that aims to create an atmosphere of wholeness and healing using medical knowledge and alternative healing strategies.  We specialize in treating children who are overweight.  The need for our services  is great: obesity and in particular, childhood obesity is on the rise.  Also, our food supply has become tainted and many people have food allergies and don’t know it.  We also offer food sensitivity testing and are able to create an individualized diet plan.  Se Habla Espanol!

From Blood Diseases and Cancer Doctor to WellnessMomMD

Wow!  What a Revolution!  Some would say a huge change, but I see it as a lateral move.  In my role at the hospital, I was armed with the ability to prescribe toxic chemicals to kill cancer cells and powerful pain medicines to quell severe bone pain.  In my new role at FamilyWellnessMD, my task is equally daunting.  My task here affects more children.  Their lives in my mind are hanging in the balance.  Many are predisposed for chronic health issues at a very young age; diabetes, obesity, high blood pressure, stroke and heart disease.  The risks are real!  My armamentarium (list of medicines I prescribe) is of a different type.  Here they are all naturally derived and most if not all can be found in the local grocery store or farmer’s market.  They are equally potent and have the power to fight diseases and give life!  My goal here is to empower families to know how to fight for themselves.  In the hospital, we focused more on helping families to cope.  Here at FamilyWellnessMD in Gwinnett County, GA, Dr. Nadia Taylor helps families to be properly equipped to face the war that they fight every day.  The war of fast food and junk food at school; commercials all day long that promote sugary drinks and cereals; and the focus on exercise rather than on diet.  The war plan is actually quite simple!  Our goal is to start first with Gwinnett County and then Georgia, then the world!  One family at a time!  Call today for your consultation at 770-707-4018!healthy food with measure tape indicating weight loss

FamilyWellnessMD Offerings

FamilyWellnessMD is a holistic medical center focused on using nutrition and food as medicine.  We specialize in holistic pediatric wellcare (no immunizations), acute sick visits for kids, and weight loss and nutrition services for adults.  Dr. Nadia Taylor is a board-certified pediatric specialist who believes in care for the whole family in helping our children to be healthy.  Our center focuses on weight loss for the entire family.  We also do school physicals and sports physicals.  We have nutrition experts as well as a certified personal trainer as part of our team.  Our center includes a nutrition library and a fitness room.  FamilyWellnessMD was created so that we could show families how to achieve healthy weight loss rather than just tell them. We are located in the heart of Gwinnett County, GA.
We offer:
*30-day Natural Weight Loss Program
*90-day Natural Weight Loss Program
*Fitness Classes
*Allergy and Food Sensitivity Testing
*School Physicals
*Sports Physicals
*Sick Visits for Children
Some health insurances accepted.  Call today for your appointment!slide2

Your Eating Plan (Diet)—Keeping It Simple: Why Less is More

Keeping It Simple: Why  Less is More

A lot of us, including myself, struggle with eating well.  Why?  There are so  many choices out there that are available to us.  Good and bad.  Honestly, we tend to gravitate toward the bad.  It’s easier to eat something that is convenient rather than cook or prepare something at home that is more nutritious.  Here are some simple tips to help you keep your eating plan on track.

  1. Less is more.
  2.  Keep it simple.
  3.  Eat real food.
  4. Listen to your body.

 

  1.  Less is more.  If you’re taking 20 supplements a day (even if they are all natural), you’re probably taking too much.  Focus on a good multivitamin.

 

  1.  Do not overcomplicate this.  Eat to live.  Eating is necessary for survival.  Choose a diet plan that you can follow.  If you can’t follow it every day, then you will not see your desired results.  Your diet’s effectiveness is directly linked to you effectively following the plan.

 

  1.  If you are trying to lose weight, please limit food-like substances that come in a box or a bag.  It doesn’t matter if it says, “Healthy” on the label.  Avoid it.  Eat a diet that consists of mainly vegetables and fruit.

 

  1.  Listen to your body.  If it says rest, rest.  If it says move, move. If it says this food is making me gassy, then don’t eat it.

 

Of course, this is all easier said than done.  The most important thing about choosing an eating plan or diet plan is that you stick to it!healthy food with measure tape indicating weight loss