Holistic Healthcare Articles

A New Attitude Toward Fevers: An Interview With Philip Incao, MD

Interview originally conducted for the John R. Lee, M.D., Medical Letter.No one is happy when their children are not feeling well. But there’s one symptom that has long had a bad reputation…which is finally starting to change. In...

ADD/ADHD: Holistic and Natural Approaches

Traditional Chinese Medicine Western medicine and traditional Chinese medicine have different approaches to diagnosing and treating attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder. In the West, ADHD sufferers are usually prescribed...

Also labeled: Issue #25, Pathways Magazine

Antipsychotic Drug Use Among Kids Dramatically Increased

An AP story appearing on the May 3, 2006 InteliHealth website paints a disturbing picture of increased antipsychotic medication usage in children. According to a study done by Medco Health Solutions Inc., the four years ending in 2005 saw an...

Bugs, The Natural Way to Keep Them at Bay

Bugs! Do I respect them as part of Nature’s miraculous design…yes. Do I like them… not really. Despite daily intake of supplements reputed to be bug deterrents (i.e. garlic, B vitamins), many of us are still sweet meat for the little...

Children’s Health: A Question of Balance

All of the common illnesses of childhood are inflammations. “Infection” is the wrong word for them, because it suggests that we get “sick” because germs invade us. This is misleading. We are always exposed to, and often harbor, germs, and yet we only...

Curing a Symptom or Healing a Life?

There is an important distinction to be made between curing and healing. To cure is to fix a particular part. Allopathy—Western medicine—is particularly good at doing this, offering drugs and surgery so that disease, illness, or physical problems can...

Does Your Doctor Know Squat? An Interview With “Birth Guru” Henci Goer

Why do OB/GYNs have women labor in beds when squatting is the better way to birth? More importantly, does your OB/GYN, in particular, know the researchbased facts regarding obstetrics in America? Or, is your OB/GYN perpetuating the myths that keep...

Also labeled: Issue #11, Author Brian Wimer

Ease Those Bug Bites with Easy Herbs

Summertime 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 c...

Also labeled: Issue #06, Author Susun Weed

Essential Ingredients for a Natural Birth

In addition to regularly visiting your chiropractor during your pregnancy, consider these nine holistic paths to strengthen your mind, body and spirit for your upcoming birth. Homeopathy Homeopathy is a gentle system of...

Also labeled: Issue #24, Pathways Magazine

Find Stillness to Cure the Illness

It’s a busy day, and you’re inundated by non-stop e-mails, text messages, phone calls, instant message requests, notifications— interruptions of all kinds. The noise of the world is a dull roar that pervades every second of your life....

Also labeled: Author Leo Babauta, Issue #31

Healing is Spiritual

Recently, there have been news stories about scientists who are cloning pigs. The great benefit of this research, say the newscasters, is that pigs are anatomically similar to humans so they hope to clone organs that can be used for human...

Healing Our Children with Attentional, Emotional, and Learning Challenges

There is an epidemic in our society. More and more children are being assigned more and more labels. These labels include attention deficit disorder (ADD), attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), receptive and/or expressive language...

Health-Conscious Dentistry: Dental Amalgams are 50 Percent Mercury. Should Expectant Moms be Concerned?

Renee Jamison, a 37-year-old senior manager at a financial services firm, realized that she was spending most of her non-working time trying to recuperate from the workday. Describing herself as a type-A personality driven to succeed in her career,...

Helping To Find a Wellness Minded Pediatrician

Today wellness-educated parents are searching to create a “Wellness Healthcare Team” for their children. Many parents want to work with a spectrum of doctors and healthcare providers that suit the ongoing needs of their family. A growing...

Holistic Approaches to Asthma

Asthma is a common word in many households. A growing number of children live on beta-2 agonists, steroids and anti-leukotriene medications that treat the acute and chronic symptoms of asthma. These medications have helped save many lives. However,...

Holistic Care of Middle Ear Problems in Children

Holistic care provides comprehensive treatment for the recurrent or persistent ear problems that are so common in young children. The symptoms of ear infections and fluid collection in the middle ear often begin in a baby’s first year, and they can...

How to Choose a Holistic Practitioner

Recommendations from the American Holistic Medical Association Your first responsibility as a patient/client is to select a practitioner who will join your “team” to support you in obtaining and maintaining optimum health for your body, min...

Also labeled: Issue #17, Pathways Magazine

How to Slash National Healthcare Costs by 90% Through Education , Nutrition , and a Ban on Junk Food Marketing

Want a real solution to skyrocketing healthcare costs? Forget about all the “cost-saving” schemes dreamed up by politicians, drug companies, and HMOs. All they do is create new levels of bureaucracy that don’t address the real problems of why...

Letters From Our Readers

Rhogam Shot Thank you for your informative article regarding the Rhogam shot. I am expecting my first baby in March 2006. I have had no miscarriages and I have not had invasive prenatal procedures. Unfortunately, I was...

Also labeled: Issue #08, Pathways Magazine

Listening With A Different Ear: Holistic Approaches to Ear Infections

It is 3am and your child wakes up complaining of ear pain. What can you do? Ear pain is one of the most common complaints in the pediatric population. Parents exchange frequent stories about the number of times their child has taken a...

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