When Doctors Fire Their Patients
fired!” While this phrase may have become popular in
some TV-show circles, it’s probably the last thing that
a parent expects to hear during a routine visit to her child’s
pediatrician. For Nipuna Dasi, a Seattle, Washington, mother
of three, not only did her son’s pediatrician fire her,
but Dasi also left the appointment with the concern that CPS
might be following up.
Difference Between a Weed and a Flower Is The Reference
Book You're Reading
really don't like pumping my kids up with some drug to make
them feel better. Laugh all you want, especially if you knew
me in college, but it's true. If my kids get sick, I refuse
to pick up a bottle of ibuprofen or cough syrup or baby-anything
drug. Now before you pick up the phone and call CPS, hear
Has Yoga Become So Popular?
you know that over 15 million people practiced yoga in 2003, according
to a landmark study by Yoga Journal magazine? And the numbers are
expected to increase dramatically in subsequent years.
Your Own Health Facts in Six Easy Steps
many times have you read a health-related article and asked
yourself, “I wonder if that’s really true?” I
know I do all the time! There is just so much unreliable
information floating around out there on the internet,
on television and within the pages of books and magazines
that it’s best to thoroughly evaluate everything
you read and hear.
vaccinate or not … YOU can research the answers!
Opinions about vaccination
range from one extreme to the other, with all sides being
very vocal this month about their own perspective on vaccination
risks and benefits. Not all the second-hand information
out there is accurate, so take the time to research the
vaccination issues for yourself and come to your own conclusions.
research tools in hand, use this guide to locate the
facts you need to make informed decisions for your family.
Ways to Have Fun Outside
Are you looking for fresh ways to spend time with your friends
and family? Outdoor activities getting a little boring, are they?
With your fast-paced life gaining speed all the time, it’s
easy to stick to what’s familiar — but is that any
way to live? Let’s take a few minutes and look at how easy
it is to break out of the same-ole-routine and into the new with
wholesome activities near home and out of doors. Read on to see
why it’s tough to beat having fun with friends and family
outdoors in the fresh air.
Stress? Go Gardening!
its purest form, gardening is about connecting with the earth
and resetting our clocks to the simple, natural rhythms of life.
Try as we may, we can't really speed up a tomato plant and make
it grow by our timetable. We must adapt, and in doing so, gardening
offers us a gentle reminder about what's really important in life:
food, water, warmth, a bit of loving attention and some room to
Those Bug Bites with Easy Herbs
means insect bites and stings. Ouch! Take a leaf from Susun S.
Weed's storehouse of natural remedies: Soothe, heal and prevent
bites with safe herbal remedies that grow right where you live:
north or south, east or west, city or country. The best natural
remedies for insect bites are right underfoot.
and Crafting: Not Frivolous at All!
Are you looking
for stress relief? No drugs, no meditation? Have you ever thought
about taking up a craft? In fact, doing a craft is a prescription
for good health. And more importantly, you do not need to be good
at the craft to benefit. Imagine feeling more relaxed. See yourself
smiling, pleased with your efforts. All this can be yours, once
you start enjoying a hobby. A craft can be any hand-made project
that you take pleasure in doing — it could be painting,
needle work, knitting, home decoration, woodwork.
more Time, Energy and Money!
Time, energy and money are chronically lacking
in parents’ lives. They are too tired because their children
keep them up at night, they are strapped for time between juggling
work and family, and they spend all their resources on their kids,
the house, the car and the mortgage. Everybody
has a dream. Whether you know it or not, at one time you dreamed
all the time. As children grow, their imaginations grow with them.
Then they become adults, and the reality of the world sets in.
Have you forgotten how to dream? Do you feel as if you have no
time to breath, much less make your dreams reality?
Alternatives for Lupus Symptoms
Making healthy diet and lifestyle changes
will enable you to better manage the symptoms of autoimmune
disorders such as lupus, fibromyalgia and Sjogren's syndrome
while moving towards healing and wellness. The
following lifestyle modifications will not only benefit
autoimmune conditions — minimizing discomfort and
maximizing healing — but will also help reduce your
risk of every common degenerative disease affecting Americans
Couples: Tips for Working it Out
"All marriages require
work from both partners to continue a loving relationship," says
Eileen Bailey, director of ADDHelpline. "Marriages with one
spouse with ADD can be even more difficult and trying but can also
be rewarding, loving relationships as long as both partners value
and respect the other person and the strengths they bring to the
In an ever-expanding global
market, it's easy to forget that most of our needs can be met by
using the resources we have access to in our own communities. As
gasoline prices rise, which in turn tend to increase the price
of every item transported, it's to our advantage as well as the
environment to buy locally.
Christmas tree lights covered in lead — and are
The wires of many electrical
devices, including Christmas lights, are insulated inside a plastic
(PVC) coating. Some sort of stabilizer must be added to the PVC so
that it will be heat resistant. PVC stabilizers commonly include
metals such as lead, cadmium and tin.
Tips for Staying Within Your Dietary Restrictions
Over time this will all get easier. Your body will begin to repair itself and
it will stop craving the unhealthy food eventually. It is a long process, but
when you begin to see little steps of progress then you will feel more motivated.
It will also take some time for your taste buds to adjust to alternative foods.
Give it time.
Stop “Adding” Wellness
to Your Daily Life
think that wellness is fundamentally important? If you're reading
this article, you probably do. I've noticed that some people think
of wellness as a luxury item. If they have enough time, then they'll
exercise. If they have enough money, then they'll take vitamins.
And to tell the truth, that's how I thought of wellness for many
The Mother-Child Weight
As the old saying
goes, the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree. When it comes
to predicting whether or not a child will be overweight as an
adult, you don’t have to look much farther than his mother.
Maternal obesity is the single most important predictor of
obesity in children.
Quick Tips to Save the Planet and Your Health
of the common, everyday chemicals in your home can contribute
to not only harming the environment but your health as well.
Symptoms such as headaches, gastrointestinal disturbances, anxiety,
depression, nervousness, fatigue, irritability, inability to
concentrate, hyperactivity, joint and muscle pain and many more
can be the result of these chemicals.
Do I Avoid All This Glop in My Skin Care Products?
is a growing concern that these parabens, which have been found
in breast tumors of humans, may cause cancer once they are
absorbed into the body through the skin. Although it is a known
fact that the skin absorbs much of the chemicals and drugs
which are applied to it, the question presently lies with whether
or not the uncertain amount of parabens absorbed are a direct
cause of cancer.