Dr. Ettinger is a triple-board certified pediatrician currently practicing in Kingston, New York, at The Children's Medical Group. There, he shares his expertise in general pediatrics, pediatric nephrology, and obesity medicine with the community. He first learned about plant-based eating in 2014. Changes in his own eating yielded great results. He earned the eCornell Certificate in Plant-Based Nutrition in 2016. Dr. Ettinger enjoys being a moderator of the Whole Communities online plant-based forum at the T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies. He also gets immense satisfaction from helping families change course to a healthier path in his practice located at: https://www.childrensmedgroup.com/meet-us/leigh-ettinger-md/

<em>Toxic Superfoods</em> is Toxic Misinformation
Toxic Superfoods is Toxic Misinformation

When I see a patient with a kidney stone, I typically ask for their dietary history. Sometimes the patient only offers a non-committal response that they eat a balanced diet. But we have a saying in nephrology: “The urine does not lie.” A particularly memorable urine sample from a petite teenage boy with a painful … Continued

New Recommendations for Childhood Obesity: Are We Missing the Obvious?
New Recommendations for Childhood Obesity: Are We Missing the Obvious?

If the only tool you give someone is a hammer, every problem becomes a nail. In January 2023, the American Academy of Pediatrics issued new guidelines for evaluating and managing childhood obesity.[1] The public reaction has been shock and dismay because the AAP recommendations now include anti-obesity medicines for those as young as 12 and … Continued

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