Issue #08 Articles

Flu Season: Chance or Choice?

As we approach the “flu season” it is important for us to recognize some of the lifestyle dynamics that contribute to our increased susceptibility to the flu. Our bodies have an incredible ability to adapt to their environments and maintain a...

Listening With A Different Ear: Holistic Approaches to Ear Infections

It is 3am and your child wakes up complaining of ear pain. What can you do? Ear pain is one of the most common complaints in the pediatric population. Parents exchange frequent stories about the number of times their child has taken a...

The Problem With Antibiotics: They Are Anti-Life

On September 17, 2003 the CDC relaunched a program, started in 1995, called “Get Smart: Know When Antibiotics Work.”55 This is a $1.6 million campaign to educate patients about the overuse and inappropriate use of antibiotics. Most people involved...

The Oversanitization of America: Are Antibacterial Products Helping Or Hurting?

“Kill those bugs!” appears to be a slogan that germ-phobic Americans have fanatically adopted. And merchants have responded with zeal. If you visit the soap, detergent, or health and skin-care aisle of any store, you’d swear that malicious...

A Message from our Editor, Issue #08 - The Vitalistic Perspective

The Vitalistic PerspectiveThere is a growing awareness that all health care falls into two paradigms or perspectives: vitalism and mechanism. Vitalism is based on the premise that an organized intelligence is present in matter. This...

Perspective is Paramount

Just before church service a few weeks ago a man complimented me on the purple shirt I was wearing. My daughter heard his comments and asked, “Hey Daddy, didn’t you used to hate purple when you were little?” “Yes I did,” I replied. “How come you like...

Breaking the Stress Cycle

Your boss is getting on your nerves. You have to get a project finished, but the phone keeps ringing. You still have not met the right person to marry to have the children you want so badly, or you have children that are so bad you hardly want...

Coffee For Kids?

Driving to work in the morning I have noticed carloads of teenage kids and families leaving coffee shops all over the city each holding their morning coffee beverage before heading to school or work respectively. Now, it is one thing to watch...

Amusing Naturopathic Remedies From the Kitchen

Eating good quality food is a very important part of naturopathic treatment. But did you know that you could also use food to heal without eating it? Here are some naturopathic remedies easily available in your kitchen. When I recommend...

How to Have a Happy Marriage: When You’re Busy Being Parents

Is your marriage everything you ever hoped it could be? Or has it been pushed down your list of priorities since having children? Let’s face it, parenthood is a full-time job, and it dramatically changes your marriage relationship. But marriage is t...

Watch Your Language!

Pregnant women are some of the most sensitive people you will ever meet. They are highly vulnerable and very suggestive, at a time when they are actively seeking information and support from a wide range of contacts. They listen to everyone and...

Introducing Solids to Help a Baby Sleep

I have a patient who is breast feeding her 3 month old baby. The baby is quite long for his age and doesn’t sleep through the night because he allegedly gets quite hungry. The nurse recommended supplementing the breast milk with Pablum to fill h...

Breastfeed a Toddler Why on Earth?

More and more women are now breastfeeding their babies, and many are also finding that they enjoy breastfeeding enough to want to continue longer than the usual few months they initially intended to breastfeed. UNICEF has long encouraged...

Andreas’ Story

If someone told me a year ago that I would be taking my son to see a chiropractor for his chronic sinusitis, I would have been a bit doubtful; not because I didn’t believe in chiropractic care (I had a very good experience with it myself), but s...

Women’s Innate Knowledge

Midwifery knowledge is everything about women. It is innate. It is what our bodies know without instruction when fear is absent. It is more than birth. It includes living, loving, sharing, crying, learning, helping and simply being silent while...