Health

Mamastay

The season of unrest around here kicked off with a rare earthquake, almost two weeks ago. Then there was Irene, and we lost power for five days. The first day of first grade fell in that window of darkness and ice runs, and then

Finding an Alternative Practitioner

If you are looking to find an alternative practitioner for your family, here are some starting points.  Always try to start with a recommendation: either a referral from a friend or another patient, or from another health practitioner (your pediatrician, nurse-practitioner, or midwife). The

Debunking Fluoride

Debunking Fluoride: Cavity Fighter or Toxic Intruder? By Carol S. KopfIssue 107, July/August 2001 It just became easier to say “No thanks!” to fluoride supplements. Fluoride drops, tablets, and vitamins are more likely to damage children’s teeth than to prevent cavities, according to mainstream

Pulse Open, Open, Open…

open wide. give your desires words. out loud words. tenderly gaze of the eye to eye. expose your craving anyway you must, under a blanket or backed by a rented band. reveal your intentions, clean. stand there, vulnerable, waiting. describe your dream, in detail.

Vaccine Flexible Pediatricians

Looking for a pediatrician who will respect your wishes when choosing what vaccinations to take, if any? Here’s a community-created list that should be of help. Do you know a practitioner who is vaccine-flexible? Send an email to administrator@mothering.com and we’ll place him/her as