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57 health article submissions by the Mothering community.

Conferences inspire parents toward holistic health

Even as online forums, email lists, and blogs have become great resources for sharing knowledge about parenting and all things health-related, there’s something special about going to a conference. For holistic-minded parents, that’s especially true of a huge nutrition conference like Wise Traditions, put on annually in November by the Weston A. Price Foundation, and the smaller Fourfold Path to Healing conference coming to Baltimore next weekend. When I attended the Weston A. Price Foundation’s Wise Traditions conference in 2007– on the topic of Radiant... read more

Remedies for Earaches

By Peggy O'Mara and Jane McConnell Earaches are the number one cause of pediatric visits. Fluid can easily build up in a child's tiny middle ear, creating pressure on the eardrum and causing intense pain. Most ear infections are painful but not serious. If your child experiences more than two ear infections a year, you should look for underlying causes. There are several reasons why fluid might build up in the middle ear. They include: Allergy. Many studies have suggested a link between food intolerance and middle ear problems. One study tested 104 children with... read more

20 Homeopathic Remedies That Every Home Should Not Be Without

By Amy L. Lansky, PhD (For more information about homeopathy, visit www.impossiblecure.com.) If you are interested in trying out homeopathy for your  family, I recommend the twenty remedies listed below as an excellent start for your home remedy kit.  The 30c potency is the probably the best all-purpose potency to buy initially. You can find all of these remedies in any health food store. Many online homeopathic pharmacies also offer cost-effective starter kits. Visit the web site of the National Center for Homeopathy (NCH)—... read more

Scents of Childhood

By Laurie Chance SmithWeb Exclusive - June 27, 2008 My five-year-old son Joshua was crying inconsolably, his look-mom-no-hands bike ride interrupted by a jolting wasp sting. Slinging Joshua onto my hip, I headed to the medicine cabinet and grabbed a blended bottle of lavender (Lavendula angustifolia) massage oil. With one drop of this miracle-working oil on the sting, Joshua's tear-streaked face transformed. Not only did the lavender's analgesic qualities deaden the pain on his arm, its spring-blossom smell calmed his anxiety. Aromatherapy is a form of natural... read more

Natural Relief from the Flu

Your Child Has the Flu: What's a Mother to Do?By Lauren FederIssue 128 - January/February 2005 Let the gentle healing of homeopathy ease your family's suffering.By Lauren Feder, MD Every fall and winter, many children and adults suffer from the familiar symptoms of cold and flu. Because of concerns about mercury in flu vaccines and the side effects of antibiotics, many parents are now turning to homeopathy and other forms of natural medicine to prevent and treat those nagging symptoms. “When my boys are sick, I’ll usually give them a homeopathic remedy,” says one of my... read more

Bonding Therapy for Asthma

By Elizabeth West Web Exclusive - March 24, 2009 I have to admit that when I first heard about Maternal Infant Bonding (MIB) therapy for pediatric asthma, my expectations were modest at best. We'd tried a number of different approaches for controlling our daughter's asthma, but nothing helped much. After experimenting with homeopathy, changes in diet, and various sorts of energy work, including reiki, we turned with some reluctance to allopathic medicine. The inhalers her doctor prescribed did keep us from frantic trips to the emergency room and eased her discomfort in... read more

Osteoporosis Awareness Month, Naturally

May is National Osteoporosis Awareness and Prevention Month, and I wanted to share a couple of books that approach osteoporosis from a holistic perspective for Mothering readers who want to know the risk factors to better prepare themselves for a healthier future. Your Bones: How You Can Prevent Osteoporosis & Have Strong Bones for Life Naturally by Lara Pizzorno is a great place to start.  Pizzorno writes from experience: her personal experience with osteopenia and her professional experience with medical writing.  She is an editor of The World’s Healthiest... read more

Get a FREE Hyland's Cold 'n Cough Just by Showing Some Love!

The Hyland’s Homeopathy free cold ‘n cough promotion has ended. Thank you to everyone who showed some love! Get a FREE Hyland’s Cold ‘n Cough by sharing your love of Hyland’s with your friends! HOW to SHARE. Get a free Cold ‘n Cough or Nighttime Cold ‘n Cough by “sharing” this post on your facebook page and tagging Hyland’s and Mothering’s facebook pages in your post. Then leave a comment letting us know you did, and which kind you prefer (nighttime or regular), and we will contact you to get your Hyland’s sent out right away!! Just click on the... read more

Homeopathic Cold 'n Cough from Hyland's!

Mothering is teaming up with Hyland’s Homeopathic to bring you some really exciting opportunities to get FREE Hyland’s Cough ‘n Cold! We’ll be launching this healthy homeopathic campaign on Feb 28th, but in the meantime we wanted to share this fun video from Hyland’s about their homeopathic cold products. Check it out! More info on Hyland’s Cough ‘n Cold Hyland’s Cold ‘n Cough 4 Kids is a great solution for multi-symptom cold relief for your children. Our 100% natural formula offers safe and effective symptom relief of common cold symptoms,... read more

Interview with Peggy O'Mara at Natural Products Expo West

March 15, 2011 Hyland's Digital Media Lab interviews Mothering Publisher and Editor Peggy O'Mara at Natural Products Expo West. Peggy talks about the history of Mothering and shares some advice for parents.   read more

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