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635 health article submissions by the Mothering community.

Boiron Presents: The Family Homeopathy Giveaway

Welcome to the Family Homeopathy Giveaway on All Things Mothering! We have teamed up with Boiron USA to invite you to share your homeopathic experiences with us for a chance to win one of two jam-packed Boiron Baskets of Health (perfect for the cold & flu season!). See below for details, resources, and a great coupon. The Giveaway: Win One of Two Baskets of Health from Boiron ($150 value) To take part in the giveaway we ask that you share a story of a time you used homeopathy in your family, whether to prevent or heal an ailment, or for another reason.... read more

Building a Vibrant "Mama-Hood"

by Sarah Juliusson of www.MamaRenew.ca – Find Mama Renew on Facebook & Twitter I’ve found myself reflecting on my “Mama-Hood” these past few days – the women I am blessed to count as friends, some new & some old, each of whom helps to carry me forward as a woman & mother. I have recently been blessed by some extraordinary encounters with some of these women, and want to share with you all a taste of my perspective on what makes for a vibrant Mama-Hood of fabulous women: *Honesty Without honesty, where are we?  Authentic relationships in... read more

Artificial Colors And Salicylates And The Feingold Diet

Intro   Are you or your kids sensitive to artificial colors and flavors?  Maybe you're problem-solving rashes or highly, highly energetic kids?  Have you tried the Feingold diet and it's helped you or someone you love?  These are linked, and oftentimes people can decrease their sensitivity to some of these foods or substances by supplementing a few nutrients that our bodies use to excrete these chemicals.      More information   The Feingold diet limits/eliminates a wide range of artificial colors and flavors, including some that are fairly hidden... read more

Tuna Safety

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) currently advises pregnant women and women of childbearing age, as well as young children, to avoid eating any swordfish, shark, king mackerel, or tilefish. But according to the FDA’s own test results, other fish are at least as toxic. Grouper, sea trout, orange roughy, and bluefish all have higher levels of mercury than tilefish. So does albacore (“white”) tuna, a staple in the diets of many Americans, especially children. After pressure from watchdog groups and its own advisory panel, in 2004 the FDA recommended that these... read more

Part 2: Alisa Bowman's Project Happily Ever After Interview, Giveaway

This is Part 2 of a 3-part series on how to positively shift gears in your relationship or marriage. To enter the giveaway for Project Happily Ever After, please leave a comment below–with your own Happily Ever After tip, or your own example of feeling very hopeless and frustrated, or, what do you want from your partner that you’re not getting–whatever resonates for you. Guest blogger Julie Geen discusses the book Project: Happily Ever After: Saving Your Marriage when the Fairytale Falters with author Alisa Bowman. Part memoir, part self-help book, Bowman spills every... read more

What's your "life purpose"?

So many people are looking for it: their big life purpose. Becoming YOU is your purpose. You’re the very purpose of your existence. Realizing what lights your fire and floats your boat — THAT’s your life purpose. What else could it be? If it gives you true joy {not the seemingly happy-high that is fleeting, but the reliable, always-there kind of satisfaction} to…grow a family or a garden; to help people feel powerful … whether by fueling their bank accounts or working their bodies or writing their stories; to make people laugh, to commune with nature,... read more

Green Grrranola & Grrranola-bars!!

Healthy Food for Healthy Families! This Green Grrranola packs a punch. I created this to have s a healthy, nutrient-rich, anti-oxidant filled food to offer my children who recently decided they are vegetarians. Everyone who has tried it this creation has flipped for it. My disclaimer is a) I’m not a nutritionist and b) I rarely cook from a recipe, so to follow this recipe, you need to get into a go-with-flow mindset; don’t worry if you don’t have everything on the list or if you want to add something else; feel free to improvise and make it your... read more

Dr. Andrew Wakefield Defends His Research

January 10, 2011 On January 5th, 2011 the British Medical Journal published the article "How the case against the MMR vaccine was fixed" by journalist Brian Deer--spurring controversy surrounding the research methods used in a 1998 study published in the Lancet by Dr. Andrew Wakefield et al. The study, which suggested a link between Autism and the MMR vaccine, and was later retracted by the Lancet. The Boulder Vaccine Safety Coalition has compiled several media resources where Wakefield and others defend his research and gives important information for understanding... read more

Caroline Leavitt & her New Book, Pictures of You (Interview and Giveaway)

Caroline Leavitt is a bestselling, eight-time novelist. She’s also a mom, a vegetarian with vegan aspirations, an unabashed chocolate lover, and a wonderfully warm and generous being. She’s also brave; compassionately taking on subject matter that fascinates us all, but can be intense. For instance, in her latest book, Pictures of You, she follows the story of two women who collide (literally, in their cars) one dark night. Only one walks away with her life, but it is a life forever marked by this chance tragedy. She also becomes involved with the... read more

Follow Your Heart

By Corbin Lewars Web Exclusive - July 25, 2008 "I hear a strange swooshing sound in her heart. I think you better take her to the doctor," my midwife Lisa said the day after my daughter was born. Coming from Lisa, this made me a bit nervous. I'd gotten used to the reassurances she dispensed at every potential hurdle we encountered throughout my pregnancy. I'd grown accustomed to her saying, "Don't worry. Everything will be fine." And everything had turned out fine. With the labor over and newborn Stella curled up in bed next to me nursing away, I was just starting to... read more

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