Resources & Library

  • The Breathe Baby Course: Feeding, Feelings & Function

    Please join Dr. Kato as a guest speaker for The Breathe Institute and Dr. Chelsea Pinto as they discuss breathing, feeding and functionality of babies and children. Friday & Saturday, November 8 & 9, 2019 at the Kimpton Hotel Palomar 9:00am – 5:00pm. You can register at

  • Meet Dr. Kato

    An introduction to Dr. Kato.  

  • Critical Thinking for Oneself

    A glimmer of hope…   Homeschooling and activity guide I want start by sincerely thanking Rebecca Chou (one of the mothers in our practice) and Dr. Kato for helping to create a guide to homeschooling and fun activities to do at home. Please find the guide attached below. The resource list is truly wonderful!   […]

  • Highly Sensitive Children & How They Can Thrive

    Now more than ever, it’s highly risky to be a “highly sensitive person” — HSPs, children included, are more sensitive to stress and threats, and boy do we have a lot of both of those flying around. HSPs really feeeeeel all the pain that others are going through and want to help, but that isn’t always good […]

  • Coronavirus: Getting on the Offensive

    For the PDF version of this, please click here.   Dear Families, I hope you are all well and staying safe. You have been told the only thing you can do is be on the defensive. I say it is time for all of us to go on an offensive against this virus. We are […]

  • Finding Hope

      In this time of great uncertainty, especially as the national guard is being activated, I felt it was important to start this message by giving thanks. I have been in touch with many of you, and everyone (including our elderly family members) are thankfully healthy despite contact with the virus. I want to say […]

  • Another Way to Look at Scary Statistics

    March 23, 2020   Dear Families,   I thought I would write this email in response to the CDC’s 1st MMRW report (mortality and morbidity) on COVID-19   This report then prompted this article:   The author reports, “Millennials are not invincible. The new data show that up to one-fifth of infected people ages […]

  • YOU CAN DO THIS: Fighting the Coronavirus

    I know you are scared. I know you are frightened that you or your loved ones will die from the coronavirus. I can tell you that I am not scared. I am not fearful that anything will happen to me, my wife or my two children. I am very worried about my older parents and […]

  • Cytokine Storm and Elderberry: It’s Not That Simple!

    Dear Families, Many of you have heard about the role of how a cytokine storm can ultimately lead to the deadly complications of COVID-19. As you are aware, those poor people who have passed, have passed because of a poor immune response combined with an uncontrolled inflammatory response that ultimately caused airway compromise. Some have […]

  • Coronavirus: COVID-19 Update

    **For the printable version, please click here.   Dear Families, Our society is in a state of panic. The question we must ask is if this panic is justified. To understand this panic, it is helpful to consider why this panic is here. Sadly, we live in a society that has become based in fear […]

  • 2019-2020 Cold & Flu Update

    Dear Families, Below is a link to our 2019-2020 Cold and Flu Update which provides an overview of what you can do to optimize your and your families’ health to prevent sickness with diet, reducing inflammation and supplementation to make your immune system most effective. It also gives a great rundown of what to do […]

  • Eucalyptus: the Superhero Against Coughs, Colds and Hand Foot Mouth!

        Watch and see why eucalyptus is Dr. K’s favorite for coughs and colds! Eucalyptus is an incredible plant that has #antiviral, #antibacterial and #antiinflammatory properties. It is a SUPERHERO against airway spasms and can help fight against HAND FOOT AND MOUTH disease! See more of Dr. K’s videos and blogs here: Happy […]

  • Fir, the flu fighter!

      Not many know the great effects of Fir! Its properties help open airways to make breathing easier AND have been shown to be antimicrobial, making Fir a HUGE win for fighting the FLU! That is why we add Fir essential oil to our Cough & Congestion Essential Oil Mix.   Visit for more […]

  • Got Colic? Fig to the Rescue!

      Fig gemmotherapy is one incredible tool! It is the best GI lining restorer and aids improves digestion. Its mild calming and anti-inflammatory properties make it a great solution to combating and healing from colic. It is also safe to use for newborns to older kids! Fig also makes a wonderful tool to use against […]

  • Cypress: The Unsung Hero

    Cypress is an incredible plant for so many reasons! Great to combat colds, antiviral, antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory to help suppress and block mucus. It can even help clear the glands in the throat AKA be a lymphatic drainer. There are so many properties of Cypress to fight infections, coughs and colds. That’s why we include a […]

  • Cold Sore Treatment

      Odds are you know someone who gets cold sores, maybe even your kid! Watch Dr. K discuss the BEST and MOST POTENT AND SAFE tool to use against cold sores: ESSENTIAL OILS!

  • Tylenol vs Teething

    Teething vs Tylenol: What if what we have been taught about Tylenol isn’t the case?  What can you do to minimize or eliminate Tylenol exposure and needless dosing to your little ones? And what do you do when your child is teething? If you have had a baby with bad teething spells, teething rings and […]

  • PART II: Methods to Help Baby STAY Asleep

    Here’s Dr K’s second segment on sleep: keeping kids asleep after they have FINALLY gotten to sleep! 1. FIRST THING’S FIRST! Get a good sleep environment: * Good level of heat for your individual child * Sound (or lack of) i.e. noise machines, music * Cosleeping may not work * Blood sugar (wake up middle […]

  • PART I: Getting Your Child to Sleep!

    In our Part I of the Sleep Series, Dr. K describes the best and most natural ways to get your little one to sleep. This involves a good sleep schedule and hygiene. See below for a list of good habits in order of importance. Understanding your child’s rhythm. Winding down and getting a routine set. […]

  • Dr. K’s Adrenal Handout

    Click on the link below for a copy of Dr. K’s Adrenal Handout that up until now has only been available to his private patients at Wholistic Kids and Families in Santa Monica, California.   Adrenal Handout Wholistic Kids

  • The Importance of Crawling

    Is crawling an essential part of development? Kids that don’t crawl —I.E. have gone from sitting directly to walking—have been shown to have sensory issues, anxiety, nervous system issues, among other things. Is it 100% that your child will have these issues if he/she doesn’t crawl? Watch Dr. K give some very important info and […]

  • The Crabby Child – Is it because Mom is pregnant?

    You may think that your baby is acting up because you have another baby on the way. But is that the real, underlying cause? See Dr. K describe one of the most common — yet overlooked — issues that growing babies, toddlers and kids experience which leads them to behavioral fluctuations, colds and tiredness. Let […]

  • The Case of the Funky Rash

      Try to guess why this child had a full body rash! An immunologist, allergist, gastroenterologist and dermatologist all could not figure it out. Can you? You will be surprised!

  • The Ninja Toxin

    There is a stealth toxin that few ever consider. It can be in your front-loading washer, in your walls or just about anywhere else. I have seen it cause everything from severe allergies, chronic poor immunity, to strange behavioral issues and even seizure-like episodes.   This toxin is mold, and I had no idea how […]

  • When ADHD is NOT ADHD

    At least 30% of children who are diagnosed with ADHD or ADD actually have another condition that looks and acts just like ADHD, but is not ADHD. These children are being medicated because parents and doctors feel that there is no other option. Only recently, have we learned that these individuals have a condition called […]

  • Wholistic Kids and Families Cold and Flu Update 2018-2019

    Wholistic Kids and Families Cold and Flu Winter Handout Online 2018-2019    

  • Critical Mineral for All?

    There is a mineral that can balance brain chemistry and protect the brain from damage. Some of us are deficient in this mineral without knowing it and are suffering unnecessarily. We avoid talking about it because of stigma from 30 year ago.    In very large doses, lithium is a medication given to individuals with […]

  • A Wholistic Hack to Defeat Colic Part II

    GOT MILK? – ACT TWO If you think the structural issues were complicated, I am sorry to say that the rabbit hole only runs deeper. Before we get technical, we must first consider and rule out two basic things. Now, the following may seem obvious, but it is important to note nonetheless that at least […]


    When I was a child, every time I would get sick my grandmother would take a bunch of Eucalyptus leaves, dump them in a pot of water, drape a towel over my head and make me breath the Eucalyptus and steam. Grandma knew best, and it has only taken our modern science 30 years to […]

  • A Wholistic Hack to Defeat Colic

    I remember when our daughter was just two days old. For three to four hours every day, she would scream her head off. It seemed like the nightmare of colic was becoming real for us. Despite having cared for thousands of newborn infants, I felt helpless and overwhelmed. I could only imagine how much worse […]

  • MTHFR The Boss Gene

    Dr. K discuss the effects of MTHFR on our bodies and how it may be related to vaccine reactions and even autism. He discusses genetic testing and what to do if you are worried about this mutation.

  • Future Of Healthcare

    Dr. Katiraei’s view on the future of healthcare. Password: alumni

  • A Wholistic Perspective on Airway Problems

    A detailed discussion presenting an Endobiogenic model to explain airway problems including allergic rhinits and adenoid hypertrophy. This wholistic discussion also overviews how dietary and gut factors can trigger airway inflammation.

  • Making Sense of Vaccine Concerns

    I consulted Los Angeles pediatrician Dr. Pejman Katiraei, on the hotly debated issues surrounding vaccines. We took the most salient points from hour over hour-long chat, and this piece represents Dr. K’s perspective. In addition to his traditional medical background, he is also an expert in functional and integrative medicine.

  • Optimal Serving Sizes for Toddlers

    Below are the recommended number of servings and serving sizes, and representations of some of those sizes: GRAIN GROUP: SIX SERVINGS One Serving: 1 to 3-year-old: 3 to 6-year-old: Bread, whole grain or sprouted 1/4 to 1/2 slice 1/2 slice Muffin 1/4 to 1/3 muffin 1/3 to 1/2 muffin Crackers 2 saltine size 2 to […]

  • Iron Rich Resources

    IRON RICH SOURCES Certain vitamins and minerals are needed for your body to absorb iron. Vitamin C, in particular, is a potent enhancer of iron absorption if it’s eaten at the same time as iron-rich foods. Most vegetarians get plenty of vitamin C from fruits and vegetables such as broccoli, tomatoes, strawberries, cauliflower, kiwi fruit, […]

  • Introduction of Solids

    Introduction: There are many people who think they are experts in infant nutrition, and all these “experts” know exactly the right way to for you to introduce solids to your infant. There is ONLY one expert that you should listen to – and that is your infant! Your infant and their body will tell you […]

  • Instruction for Elimination of Diet

    The elimination diet is one approach that’s extremely useful.  It addresses many of our individual needs, and benefits nearly everyone who tries it.  Plus, it’s sorta fun.  It’s like planning your own research project – on yourself. Just don’t make things too complicated on yourself. The only really important thing is to completely avoid foods […]

  • How to Puree and Store Homemade Baby Food

    How to Puree and Store Homemade Baby Food Start by cooking the vegetable/fruit either by steaming, baking, or boiling. Note: Avoid using the microwave. Steaming maintains the most nutrients. Steaming, baking and boiling all allow for big batches of foods to be made at one time. Take the cooked vegetable or fruit and place them […]

  • How Much Food Should My Baby Eat

    Note: these are only guidelines. Listen to your baby’s queues to guide you! 4-6 Months:  If baby can sit up on their own and still seems hungry after breastfeeding, baby may be ready to start eating solids! Baby should be able to hold their head up, close their mouth around a spoon and “move” the […]

  • Food to Promote Milk Supply

    Lean Protein: Free-range chicken, grass-fed beef & bison, wild caught fish, eggs, miso soup, tofu, edamame, black & red beans, lentils & split peas, all beans & pea protein powder. Complex Carbs: whole grains, oatmeal (certified GF & non-GMO) legumes (canned or dry), all beans, (canned or dried). Healthy Fats: avocado, olives, coconut oil, ghee, […]

  • Homemade Almond Crackers

      Prep time: 10 min Total time: 30 min   Ingredients 1 cup almond flour (not almond meal) 3 tbsp water 1 tbsp ground flaxseed ½ tsp salt ¼ tsp turmeric 1 tsp nutritional yeast ½ cup finely chopped baby spinach (optional)   Directions Preheat oven to 350F. Add all dry ingredient into a medium […]

  • Mighty Meatballs

      Yield: 12 meatballs Prep time: 10 min Total time: 50 min   Ingredients 1 lb ground beef (could use ground chicken, turkey, pork or a combination) ½ cup onions, finely chopped ½ tsp salt ¼ tsp pepper ¼ tsp cayenne pepper (optional) ¼ tsp garlic powder 1 tbsp parsley, finely chopped 1 egg yolk […]

  • Spaghetti Squash

      Yield: 4 Prep time: 10 min Total time: 1:30 min   Ingredients 1 large spaghetti squash 1 tbsp refined coconut oil or regular coconut oil Salt to taste   Directions Preheat oven to 400 F. Cut the spaghetti squash in half lengthwise. Scoop out the seeds and rub the oil and salt. Lay the […]

  • Quinoa Flour Pancakes

    This yummy recipe will SURELY be on regular rotation in the house. As always, ALL of our recipes are gluten-free, anti-inflammatory, auto-immune-friendly and kid-and-adult-friendly.   Let us know how you like them in the comments! Send a pic to us and you can get featured on our page! Yield: 12 pancakes   Ingredients 1 ¾ […]

  • Strawberry Muffins

    Yield: 9 Prep time: 10 min Total time: 40 min Ingredients 2 cup blanched almond flour ¼ tsp salt ½ tsp baking soda 2 large eggs ½ cup full-fat coconut milk ½ cup maple syrup 1/8 tsp cardamom (optional) ¼ cup small diced fresh strawberries 1/8 tsp sumac (optional) Directions Preheat the oven for 350F […]