Issue #34 Articles

Furnishing the Homebirth

After a long hug and a series of giddy pictures holding the pregnancy test stick (later deleted because we agreed the association with pee was “kinda gross”), Emily gave me pause by saying that she wanted to give birth at home. She had mentioned thi...

Designed for Hope: How Chiropractic Honors the Health Already Within Your Child

As chiropractors, we are confident that your child can live a healthy and abundant life. Chiropractic itself is based on hope…hope that you and your children are designed for health. It’s interesting that most people never think to ask a...

The Father Effect: Positive Effects of Involved Dads

Forty years ago it was a novelty for a father to be present at the birth of his own child. Today we would be shocked if, instead of talking his partner through each painful contraction, Dad was downing a beer at the pub or nervously pacing up and...

A New Attitude Toward Fevers: An Interview With Philip Incao, MD

Interview originally conducted for the John R. Lee, M.D., Medical Letter.No one is happy when their children are not feeling well. But there’s one symptom that has long had a bad reputation…which is finally starting to change. In...

If School Were Causing Your Child’s ADD/ADHD, Would You Remove Him?

During a recent conversation with friends and family, the topic of ADHD/ADD came up. I shared my belief that it is not a disease that should result in people being drugged, but instead a personality type (like mine!) that should be honored. My...

A Message from our Editor, Issue #34 - Embrace the Movement

Embrace the Movement A movement is created out of an increased collective social need. Unmistakably, we are experiencing such a movement, a time of conscious wake-up. In just about every aspect of the orientation of our society—...

Everything is Energy and Energy is Everything

Everything—every single thing—we do or think takes energy. Easy to see…right? But everything we do or think also releases energy. When you are in a good mood, for example, people around you can tell. They can feel it. Likewise, when you are crabby or...

Fresh From the Source: The Benefits of Natural Milk

“On my aunt’s farm, you can squeeze the stomach of a cow and milk comes out. I watched it. The milk comes out right into a glass and you can drink it.” The 4-year old reporting to her friend might have also said that the cow she watched acted...

Also labeled: Author Nini Worman

Choose the Right Tomato

With the recent resurgence of farmers’ markets and renewed interest in seasonal eating, it’s easy to take good tomatoes for granted. But a recent experience made me really appreciate good tomatoes. I ordered a BLT at a restaurant, and for some rea...

Also labeled: Author Sam Mogannam, Nutrition

The Safety of Raw Milk

Protective Components: Raw milk contains numerous components that assist in: Killing pathogens in the milk (lactoperoxidase, lactoferrin, leukocytes, macrophages, neutrophils, antibodies, medium chain fatty acids, lysozyme, B12...

Also labeled: Nutrition

The Spirit Of Fatherhood

Excerpt from Fathers-To-Be Handbook, by Patrick M. HouserSpirituality is another element of becoming a father. The child you are caring for is more than just a body. There is also an invisible yet vital element that is the soul or spirit....

A Parent’s Right to Pleasure: Emotional Wellness for Moms and Dads

When a new baby arrives, most mothers and fathers notice themselves undergoing some profound emotional changes. One pair of parents told me they could not bear to watch the news on television for a long time after their first baby was born. All of...

Homebirth: A Father's Perspective

Finding out that you’re going to be a father is a very crystallizing and defining moment in a man’s life. Some men run from it, others embrace it, and still more are, frankly, puzzled by it—and some fears and uncertainties, once believed to have been...

What’s in Your Baby’s Formula?

Breastfeeding has long been considered the best option for mother and child. Now, compared to most major formula brands available, breastfeeding is really the only option. Most infant formulas have added DHA and ARA, two important essential fatty...

Societal Barriers to Breastfeeding

When people think of breastfeeding difficulties, the things that probably come to mind are supply issues, bad latch, cracked nipples, constant feedings and the like. Certainly, there are women who are afflicted by those difficulties and who cannot...

Digesting the World

Eating right is certainly in the news these days. From fads like the South Beach Diet to the front-page image of the First Lady planting an organic vegetable garden on the White House lawn, Americans are beginning to pay closer attention to their...

Following the Hero’s Call to Adventure

What are we really doing when we decide to live and parent consciously? In longing for a more peaceful and healthy life, what drives us to defy the chanted “You’ll spoil that baby if you pick it up,” or reject the GMO, the overused antib...

Beyond Sustainability: The Regenerative Promise of Biodynamics

Standing under the news-making conjunction of Venus and Jupiter in the night sky this past February, I realize, once again, the frogs are early. So were the tiny, native blossoms covering the hillside under my feet. These traditional heralds of...

Common Ground: Reintegrating Kids Into Our Communities

Surely my baby was as good as a dog. I’d read that nursing home residents benefitted enormously from contact with therapy dogs. During and after dog visits, these elders were more alert and in better moods. So I figured, why not bring my b...

Conscious Global Change From the Inside Out

The unsustainable condition of the human and the humanly impaired natural world constitutes a global emergency, and it calls for global-level cooperation to avert a global-level breakdown. Global-level cooperation is a new requirement in the...