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Forum: Women's Health   02-21-2012, 09:21 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 361
Posted By mbravebird
I don't have the source on hand right now, but I...

I don't have the source on hand right now, but I remember from my research that supplemental melatonin may shrink the pineal gland, which then inhibits natural production of melatonin. That's my...
Forum: Women's Health   02-21-2012, 09:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 386
Posted By mbravebird
Here's the post that details how to do a proper...

Here's the post that details how to do a proper squat.
http://www.alignedandwell.com/?p=1310&option=com_wordpress&Itemid=223
It's not  like the normal ones; you sort of have to retrain your body,...
Forum: Women's Health   02-21-2012, 09:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 805
Posted By mbravebird
Even if the post advocates a certain doctor, I...

Even if the post advocates a certain doctor, I don't think it's fair to dismiss it as an advertisement.  Fecal transplants are an option that more folks should know about. They're done by more folks...
Forum: Talk Amongst Ourselves   01-22-2012, 10:13 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 882
Posted By mbravebird
Can anyone from this thread send me an invite? I...

Can anyone from this thread send me an invite? I have requested one but I hear it takes a while...
Forum: Women's Health   12-18-2011, 08:03 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,731
Posted By mbravebird
Have you tried olive leaf extract? It doesn't...

Have you tried olive leaf extract? It doesn't kill beneficials, but it does kill yeast. It was the only thing that kicked my toddler's thrush and also helped restore intestinal normalcy for him --...
Forum: Women's Health   12-17-2011, 12:40 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,353
Posted By mbravebird
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Quote:Originally Posted by gini1313 http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif (http://www.mothering.com/community/t/1338731/anyone-have-or-have-had-a-medi-port#post_16792365)
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Forum: Women's Health   12-11-2011, 11:49 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,353
Posted By mbravebird
How long would you have the port? There was a...

How long would you have the port? There was a recent (2007) study that showed that 60% of people with long-term ports developed Deep Vein Thrombosis. Blood clots are very dangerous, and the...
Forum: Women's Health   12-09-2011, 09:52 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 5,430
Posted By mbravebird
My goodness, how awful! I've never heard of...

My goodness, how awful! I've never heard of anything like that. The only thing I thought of was digestive enzymes. Have you tried that? Enzymedica (http://www.enzymedica.com/) is a good, potent...
Forum: Women's Health   12-07-2011, 09:57 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 142
Posted By mbravebird
Oh, and I'll add that for clearing mild...

Oh, and I'll add that for clearing mild infections, we have used Olive Leaf Extract with great success in our house.
Forum: Women's Health   12-07-2011, 09:55 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 142
Posted By mbravebird
Have you looked up bacterial pneumonia? It is...

Have you looked up bacterial pneumonia? It is usually accompanied by a high fever. Do you have a high fever?
 
Viral pneumonia is usually accompanied by a lower fever. Viral pneumonia does not...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   12-03-2011, 06:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 345
Posted By mbravebird
Honestly, I think a lot of it boils down to...

Honestly, I think a lot of it boils down to personality. As we get older we learn to filter our personal tendencies through a social filter, but when we are young we can't do it as much yet. I agree...
Forum: Women's Health   12-02-2011, 11:54 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 100
Posted By mbravebird
Lots of folks don't get better or even get worse...

Lots of folks don't get better or even get worse with kegels -- look up Katy Bowman's pelvic floor recommendations for a good explanation of why, and of the better alternatives. Kegels never helped...
Forum: Women's Health   12-02-2011, 11:50 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,433
Posted By mbravebird
Our favorite is Primal Defense Kids...

Our favorite is Primal Defense Kids (http://amzn.to/nbrEt6) by Garden of Life, because it has S. Boulardii in it.
Forum: Women's Health   11-17-2011, 06:26 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 293
Posted By mbravebird
Have you researched the cancer prevention...

Have you researched the cancer prevention properties of kombucha? Pretty interesting stuff.
 
http://www.thehealthyhomeeconomist.com/2010/12/toxic-money-how-to-protect-yourself/
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Forum: Women's Health   11-17-2011, 06:16 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 293
Posted By mbravebird
My grandfather went into remission after a stay...

My grandfather went into remission after a stay at their clinic in the late 70's. I don't know what methods they were doing then. He stayed in remission as long as he stayed on the diet (which is...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   11-13-2011, 10:27 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 504
Posted By mbravebird
I think the sleep deprivation is a big, big...

I think the sleep deprivation is a big, big element here. I think the problem you've described is a truly difficult one for both of you, and adding judgement about what kind of mother you are is not...
Forum: Women's Health   11-05-2011, 07:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,531
Posted By mbravebird
The coconut oil needs to be at a level of about...

The coconut oil needs to be at a level of about three Tablespoons a day to see a difference. I used to just swallow chunks of it like pills to get it down in that amount.
 
Here's some more info,...
Forum: Women's Health   11-05-2011, 02:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,531
Posted By mbravebird
It sounds like hypothyroid to me too, although...

It sounds like hypothyroid to me too, although you could also take a look at vitamin D. Before you get your thyroid tests, make sure you're using the right tests and the alternative interpretation...
Forum: Women's Health   10-28-2011, 09:19 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 79
Posted By mbravebird
I would recommend Biodynamic Craniosacral...

I would recommend Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy to you. Regular craniosacral therapy is only the bodywork element, but Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy intentionally works with the emotional and...
Forum: Women's Health   10-26-2011, 12:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 152
Posted By mbravebird
I agree, it's highly unlikely -- especially...

I agree, it's highly unlikely -- especially since you changed their clothes!
Forum: Women's Health   10-26-2011, 08:24 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 152
Posted By mbravebird
Everything you wrote about the contagion period...

Everything you wrote about the contagion period is right, except for the bedding/toy/clothing part, I think. As long as there are secretions from saliva, the sores, or mucous on a piece of clothing...
Forum: Women's Health   10-24-2011, 10:53 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 563
Posted By mbravebird
I thought the problem with gentian violet is...

I thought the problem with gentian violet is that it has been linked with a couple of different cancers, particularly mouth cancer.
 
Just googled a couple of links:
 ...
Forum: Women's Health   10-19-2011, 06:21 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 555
Posted By mbravebird
Steroids are not an automatic response to croup....

Steroids are not an automatic response to croup. If his sats were high enough that they sent you home without forcing meds, then you definitely have a choice. My son has had severe croup, for which...
Forum: Country Living / Off the Grid   10-19-2011, 06:12 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 385
Posted By mbravebird
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Quote:Originally Posted by JPiper http://www.mothering.com/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif...
Forum: Women's Health   10-19-2011, 06:26 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 158
Posted By mbravebird
Oh, and I forgot to add: Magnesium is a really...

Oh, and I forgot to add: Magnesium is a really important cofactor for Vitamin D, too. Often people will not absorb enough vitamin D when their Magnesium levels are low. You can get good amounts of...
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