Author Linda Folden Palmer, DC Articles

Antibiotics and Ear Infections

In cases where the immune response lags behind a bacterial infection that is dangerously decimating the body, the 1950s advent of antibiotic medications saved the lives of millions of people who would have otherwise succumbed. However, the...

Also labeled: Issue #23, Antibiotics

Ear Infections: Causes and Holistic Care

Causes of Ear InfectionsMiddle ear infections are on the rise. The ailment, also known as otitis media, has become far more prevalent in children throughout the twentieth century, increasing 150 percent between 1975 to 1990 alone....

Also labeled: Issue #23, The Outer Womb

Facts About Co-Sleeping and SIDS

In our Western societies, more and more parents are choosing to return to the natural practice of co-sleeping. Simply defined, this practice is consciously choosing to sleep with your infant to provide him or her with the essential...

Infant Sleep and Industry Dollars

The crib industry has gotten in bed with the CPSC to announce dramatically that 60 babies per year die from accidents in adult beds. They plan a large campaign to educate doctors and retailers about the supposed danger. One detail they seem to...

Also labeled: Co-sleeping

Stress in Infancy

what causes stress during infancy? Laboratory and psychology research on animal and human infants gives us many clues. Certainly, pain from unfortunate medical conditions can create stress. So would pain from sensitivity reactions to formula or to...

Also labeled: Issue #03, The Outer Womb

The Deadly Influence of Formula in America

This groundbreaking analysis from noted author, health educator and advocate Dr. Linda Folden Palmer is the first time a health expert has published an examination of the available scientific research comparing the death rates of formula-fed and...

Also labeled: Issue #01, Breastfeeding

Vitamin K at Birth: To Inject or Not

Newborn infants routinely receive an injection of vitamin K after birth in order to prevent (or slow) a rare problem of bleeding into the brain weeks after birth. Vitamin K promotes blood clotting. The fetus has low levels of vitamin K as well as...

Also labeled: Birth, Informed Choice

When the Pediatrician Says "GER"

During her pregnancy, Sarina ate all the right things, attended maternity yoga classes, and perused a nice stack of parenting books, but she was unprepared for what lay ahead. She and Garrett bragged about how peaceful their newborn...

Also labeled: Wellness Lifestyle, Issue #18

Will Breastfeeding Give Your Child Cavities?

Breastfed children have far fewer dental cavities than those who are bottle-fed. This includes nursing caries as well as other cavities. The unfortunate term “nursing caries” refers to a typical pattern of dental decay seen when jui...