Issue #25 Articles

A Message from our Editor, Issue #25 - A Child's Wisdom

A Child's Wisdom

The Limbic Imprint

Our first experiences in the world affect us in profound ways. How can we best make our child’s first experience as joyous and loving as possible? Anew baby is an extremely sensitive being—in fact, more sensitive than he or she will ever be...

The Case for Improved Function

Attention deficit disorder and attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADD and ADHD) have become one of the most controversial health topics of our time. The alarming rise in diagnosis and evidence of risky treatment has spurred the mainstream...

Teaching Our Children to Write, Read, & Spell

There is a widely held belief that if we just start teaching children to read, write and spell in preschool, they will become better at these skills by the time they reach the first and second grades. This, however, is false. The truth is that...

The Natural Genius of Children

Every child is a genius. That doesn’t mean that every child can paint like Picasso, compose like Mozart or score 150 on an I.Q. test. But every child is a genius according to the original meanings of the word, which are a) “to give birth” (related to...

Counting Our Blessings

Getting used to our blessings is one of the most important non-evil generators of human evil, tragedy and suffering. —Abraham Maslow, Motivation and Personality

ADD/ADHD: Holistic and Natural Approaches

Traditional Chinese Medicine Western medicine and traditional Chinese medicine have different approaches to diagnosing and treating attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder. In the West, ADHD sufferers are usually prescribed...

Also labeled: Holistic Healthcare

Children, Cell Phones and Health: An Inconvenient Truth About a Convenient Technology

Once upon a time there was a little girl on a playground who noticed gray smoke pouring out of the windows of a school across the street. “Fire!” the little girl shouted. A man sat calmly on a nearby bench. “I don’t see any fire,” he...

The World According to New-Edge Science

What does science say about this mind-over-matter stuff? That depends upon which science you ask. The science of conventional medicine tries to reassure us that none of the healing phenomena we describe in our book, Spontaneous Evolution,...

Why Kids Need Recess

More and more, parents are protesting school policies that allow teachers and administrators to withhold recess to punish student misbehavior. Common infractions include tardiness, acting out in class and failure to complete homework—everyday...

Why Nutrition for ADHD?

Attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder, ADHD, affects 5 to 10 percent of children worldwide. It is characterized by disordered conduct, learning disability, mood and anxiety disorders and aggressiveness, as well as difficulty with arousal,...

Side Effects of Ritalin Use

According to the Centers for Disease Control, as of 2003, 2.5 million kids aged 4 to 17 were receiving medication to treat ADHD. The most prevalent of these medications is methylphenidates, marketed as Ritalin and other brand names. With this drug...

Self-Care for Mothers

Of all the problems of modern life, few are more pervasive than stress. Stress and fatigue are signals that you are not giving enough to yourself. Stress can cause a wide variety of ailments and serious diseases, including allergies, pain and heart...

Lifelong Lessons from the Womb

Gone are the days when we could consider pregnancy a nine-month “grace period” before the job of parenting began. Mounting research tells us that everything we do— beginning, even, before conception—shapes our children in critical, life-altering...

Making Motherhood Mindful

Mindful motherhood, simply put, means being present in your body and connected with your baby. It’s being aware of your experience from moment to moment, as it is happening, without pushing the moment away, trying to make it stay, or judging it as b...

A 21st Century Manifesto for Parenting

Is Western civilization harming our children? Let’s look at the evidence. If health indicates the quality of an individual’s relationship with his environment, then increases in chronic illnesses among children reflect our society’s failu...

Expect the Expected: How ADHD Can Be a Self-Fulfilling Prophecy

At a recent national conference on ADHD, one speaker suggested that “good science” argues that ADHD is entirely a pathological condition—a genetic illness—and that there is no value whatsoever in a person “having ADHD.” Anybody who may seek to offer...

Hunters and Farmers: The Origins of ADHD

If ADHD is a genetic disease or an abnormality, it’s a popular one, possibly afflicting as many as 25 million individuals in the United States. Some estimates put ADHD as occurring in 20 p...

Trailmarkers: Pathways as a Guide to the Paradigm Shift

What do you find when you open and peer into the vibrant pages of Pathways magazine? Are you taking in only the individual content, or do you see each article as part of a greater whole? Do you wonder what New Science advocate Bruce Lipton...

A Mother's Experience With Artificial Food Colorings

When I began my family, much planning went into what we ate. I made my children’s baby food from scratch, buying high-quality organic fruits and vegetables, free-range meats and organic dairy products. But as our lives changed, our commitment to t...