Informed Choice Articles

School's Out... Forever! How Government Education Cripples Our Kids, and Why

This article is dedicated to all of the amazing teachers who, over the years, have done their best to honor the innate potential in their students.I taught for 30 years in some of the worst schools in Manhattan, and in some of...

Money and the Divine Masculine

I recently attended a ceremony at the Tamera village in Portugal in which the officiant invoked “the healing of money.” Immediately a vivid image popped into my head of a man, vast and muscular, bound to the earth with stakes and tethers, straining...

Tongue-tie: A Holistic Approach for Breastfeeding Infants

New moms are well aware of the importance of breastfeeding. Moms who are eager to breastfeed their newborns often find themselves disheartened if they run into difficulties with nursing. They may find the infant is having trouble maintaining...

Modern Myths about Tongue-tie

The Unnecessary Controversy ContinuesTwenty-three years ago, when I was doing my research on tongue-tie’s impact on breastfeeding and developing the Assessment Tool for Lingual Frenulum Function, the most problematic attitude I ever...

The Rituals of American Hospital Birth

Why is childbirth, which should be such a unique and individual experience for women, treated in such a highly standardized way in the United States? No matter how long or short, how easy or hard their labors, the vast majority of American women...

Human Studies Condemn Ultrasound

We want to trust. We want—almost need— to believe that medical and pharmaceutical interventions have been vetted. When our doctors tell us not to worry, we want to take their word for it. Unfortunately, history has shown us that every rec...

Unchecked Power

Robert F. Kennedy Jr.’s speech on the corruption surrounding the CDC’s vaccine division I was dragged, kicking and screaming, into this fight. And it was by a series of extraordinary women who, year after year, when I spoke about mercury...

Vaccines and Tuskegee

Last August, CDC senior scientist Dr. William Thompson invoked federal whistleblower status and confessed that the CDC has known since 2001 that black boys exposed to the MMR vaccine have a disproportionate risk of autism. Thompson, a...

Astroturf

What’s most successful when it appears to be something it’s not? Astroturf. As in fake grassroots. The many ways that corporations, special interests and political interests of all stripes exploit media and the Internet to perpetuate astroturf is...

Anti-Science?

It has become fashionable in the media to lament a modern lack of “faith” in science. National Geographic’s March 2015 cover story written by Joel Achenbach, “Why Do Many Reasonable People Doubt Science?”, exemplifies this trend with the caption “We...

What the News Isn't Saying about Vaccine-Autism Studies

When a new study finds no link between vaccines and autism, it instantly makes headlines on TV news and popular media everywhere. It is billed as the final word, “once again” disproving the notion that vaccines could have anything to do with aut...

Half Empty

The editor in chief of the world’s best-known medical journal claims that half of all scientific literature is falseIn the past few years more professionals have come forward to share a truth that, for many people, proves difficult to...

Also labeled: Author Arjun Walia, Issue #47

Blackmail and the Medical Vaccine Exemption

Vaccine risks for you or your child can range from zero to 100 percent, depending upon the genes you were born with, your microbiome DNA, the environment you live in, your age and health at the time of vaccination, and the type and how many...

Urgent Call to Action: Your Health. Your Family. Your Choice!

I am a mother, a concerned citizen and a chiropractor operating a family wellness clinic for more than a decade, working to educate the masses. I have experienced more sleepless nights than normal these last several months, tossing and turning,...

The Bittersweet Reality of Birth Intervention

Every decision we make has a direct impact on our lives or the life of another, whether we foresee that impact or not.In our daily haste sometimes we don’t contemplate how these decisions impact our physical, mental and emotional well-being....

You’re Not Allowed to Not Allow Me

Reclaiming the Rights of Mothers During BirthFor most women, pregnancy and childbirth are one of the few times we let other adults tell us what we are “allowed” and “not allowed” to do with our own bodies. It’s time to change our language...

Safe Co-Sleeping with Infants

As you make your own decision about where and how your infant should sleep, here are some of the issues to be concerned with. What constitutes a “safe sleep environment”?

Screaming to Sleep: The Moral Imperative to End ‘Cry it Out’

I remember the scene vividly. I’m around 1½ years old. Recently separated from my mother, my grandmother cares for me. I see myself standing in my crib at my grandparents’ home. It’s dark. I am crying and crying. I don’t know what I...

Trial of Labor

Up until the early 1900s, there was no good option for delivering high-risk births that would be safe for both the mother and baby. Joseph Lister’s use of carbolic acid as an antiseptic during surgery paved the way for surgical deliveries in which...

There is a Choice: A Parent’s Greatest Fear Transforms into Her Most Empowered Decision

Lily was my third child. She was born in China, in the city of Jiujang, in Jiangxhi Province. She was 10 months old when we traveled to get her, and weighed a mere 10 pounds. Lily was beautiful. She was more like a newborn than a 1-year-old....