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57 health article submissions by the Mothering community.

7 Ways to Protect Your Family from EMF Effects

How often do you hold a cellphone to your ear, use a Bluetooth headset, or sit at a computer? How often do you do none of those things and instead just go about simple activities — but do so in a home or office or coffeehouse equipped with wireless? And are EFT effects on your mind? The questions are rhetorical. Of course most of us do those things, a lot. And as we do, we are participating in an ongoing experiment about EMF (electromagnetic field) effects on human health and functioning. The data is far from all in, and what is in is far from encouraging.... read more

Homeopathy in the Home - Natural, Holistic Healing and How it Works - Part 1

I started looking into homeopathy years ago because I didn’t like not understanding health and how the body works.  I felt uncomfortable that I had to rely on doctors for every little strange pain, burn, or bonk.  After studying homeopathy and working with lots of families, I realized that others felt similarly, they also wanted to be empowered to understand homeopathy, and to use it for themselves and their families at home.    What a gift it is to be educated in natural healing and to use first-aid remedies with confidence.  When you learn a little bit... read more

Natural Remedies for Winter: Homeopathy for Cold and Flu

Natural Remedies for Winter: Homeopathy for Cold and Flu By Katharina Sandizell Winter can be a time of dread for many parents who know that their kids might catch any number of colds and flus. It’s always hard to watch our kids get sick, especially when they are small and just beginning to be exposed to these bugs in pre-school or from older siblings. First of all, don’t panic, your child is building her immune system and colds and flus are normal. In fact, they are nature’s way of building the muscle of your child’s immune system and his future resistance to... read more

Whooping Cough

Straight Talk on the 100-Day Cough by Lauren Feder, MD Issue 164 January-February 2011 Please see the accompanying article by Dr. Jay Gordon for more information on whooping cough and the pertussis vaccine. You can also purchase this article along with "The Problem with Pertussis Vaccines,” by Barbara Loe Fisher in the Mothering Shop.  In June 2010, news reports confirmed that whooping cough was now an epidemic in California.1 Physicians were inundated with calls from concerned parents. As the disease spread in California and across the nation, it became important that... read more

Homeopathy Works by Activating <i>Self</i>-Healing

(For more information about homeopathy, visit www.impossiblecure.com.) Parents who write to me often ask a question of the following form: “Will homeopathy help -X- if my homeopath is treating my child for -Y-?” (Usually, -Y- is autism.) This question is rooted in a confusion most of us have between allopathic and homeopathic medicine. A conventional doctor (and even many holistic doctors) will give you one medicine for -X-, another for -Y-, etc. However, the way homeopathy works is really fundamentally different. Reading Impossible Cure,... read more

Our Skin Eats Too

Many people, mostly those who advocate for synthetic skin care, will have you believe that our skin is a barrier and protector from the contaminants of the outside world, that it is virtually impenetrable and water-tight.  Unfortunately, nothing could be further from the truth.  Our skin is our largest organ, and is capable of absorbing up to 60% of what we put on it.  Pathways for absorption include hair follicles, sebaceous glands and sweat ducts.  Once absorbed, substances that we put on our skin, including water, vitamins, minerals, oxygen and many potentially... read more

Managing Asthma with Natural Medicine

Managing Asthma with Natural Medicine By Randall Neustaedter Web Exclusive Natural medicine can significantly strengthen immune function, preventing asthma attacks and even curing the underlying cause of symptoms. The most successful approach to asthma, and the easiest for parents to adhere to, is constitutional homeopathy as practiced by an experienced, certified, classical homeopathic practitioner (see www.homeopathicdirectory.com ). The constitutional medicine is a single substance that corresponds to the overall picture of a child's physical symptoms,... read more

Chickenpox Party

Chickenpox Party: Developing Natural Varicella Immunity By Brian Wimer, Jacquelyn L. Emm and Deren Bader Issue 122, January - February 2004 "Whoopee!" When word got out that little George's cousin Natalie had chickenpox, the playgroup phone tree lit up with the jubilant consensus: "Chickenpox party!" George was there, as was Natalie, our "Patient Zero." Jonah, Timothy, Sam, and Luka came with parents in tow, hoping to bring home a lifelong party favor of double-stranded DNA herpesvirus. Yes, it sounds cruel and unusual to subject one's child to a biological sneak... read more

Is this herb safe? Herbs for kids, mamas and mamas-to-be

sponsored post Safe Use of Herbs for Moms & Kids By Dr. Mary Bove, N.D. Many moms come to my practice asking which herbs are safe for pregnancy, childbirth and breastfeeding, and if herbal medicine is safe to use for their kids. With the media focusing primarily on the dangers of using herbs, it’s no wonder that women question the safety of botanical medicine for their families. Although fear makes for a better news story, the truth is that many plants have been used safely (longer than most pharmaceutical drugs, in fact) to support the various... read more

New Studies Show: Homeopathy Works for Eczema, Ear Infections, and More!

By Amy L. Lansky, PhD (For more information about homeopathy, visit www.impossiblecure.com) The studies that support homeopathy keep pouring in faster and faster these days. When will their results finally penetrate the media bubble? My guess — when they are co-opted as “obvious, we knew it all along” by the allopathic establishment. The Summer 2012 issue of the Homeopathy Today — the National Center for Homeopathy’s fantastic quarterly magazine — contains an excellent article by naturopath and homeopath Christopher Johnson about three new... read more

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