Naturopathic Physician Offers Tips for Crafting a Healthier Halloween

October 14, 2011

For Immediate Release
Contact: Matthew Santoro
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Naturopathic Physician Offers Tips for Crafting a Healthier Halloween
Keri Marshall, ND, MS, with Tricks for Healthier Treats

As the season for trick-or-treating and costume parties approaches, the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians is offering a few tips on how to keep your family healthy through all the fun and festivities. 
 
Keri Marshall, a licensed naturopathic physician who specializes in pediatrics, women's medicine and chronic disease management, gives advice to parents on which treats to avoid, which treats might have some unexpected health benefits, and how to help your children make healthier selections from their Halloween stashes.  She also offers a few tips on how you can help make just a little bit healthier for those visiting trick-or-treaters.
 
“Halloween treats come in all shapes, sizes and flavors and it is important to feel good about what you hand out Halloween night,” Dr. Marshall explains.  “The good news is there are healthier options available for giving out at your own home. Some examples that I have seen this year in the marketplace are mini pretzel bags, organic lollipops, and mini granola bars.”
 
For more information about how to make your Halloween a healthy one, visit naturopathic.org/Halloween.  The American Association of Naturopathic Physicians offers insights from naturopathic physicians on a broad range of health topics.  Too browse the complete library, visit naturopathic.org/yourhealth.
 
Naturopathic doctors are general practitioners who are experts in natural medicine and integrative therapies.  They train at four-year, post-graduate naturopathic medical schools that are accredited by an agency of the United States Department of Education.  Sixteen states, the District of Columbia and the U.S. territories of Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands regulate naturopathic medicine.  Learn more at naturopathic.org.
 
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The American Association of Naturopathic Physicians is a professional association that strives to make naturopathic medicine available to every American, and to increase recognition of naturopathic physicians as the identified authorities on natural medicine.