Issue #08 Articles

American Academy of Pediatrics and American Academy of Family Physicians Develop Guidelines

For years, the literature has confirmed that antibiotic treatment for ear infections is not any more effective than placebo and actually increases the risks of reoccurrence. 1 Recently, the AAP and AAFP developed guidelines...

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Amusing Naturopathic Remedies From the Kitchen

Eating good quality food is a very important part of naturopathic treatment. But did you know that you could also use food to heal without eating it? Here are some naturopathic remedies easily available in your kitchen. When I recommend...

Andreas’ Story

If someone told me a year ago that I would be taking my son to see a chiropractor for his chronic sinusitis, I would have been a bit doubtful; not because I didn’t believe in chiropractic care (I had a very good experience with it myself), but s...

Breaking the Stress Cycle

Your boss is getting on your nerves. You have to get a project finished, but the phone keeps ringing. You still have not met the right person to marry to have the children you want so badly, or you have children that are so bad you hardly want...

Breastfeed a Toddler Why on Earth?

More and more women are now breastfeeding their babies, and many are also finding that they enjoy breastfeeding enough to want to continue longer than the usual few months they initially intended to breastfeed. UNICEF has long encouraged...

Coffee For Kids?

Driving to work in the morning I have noticed carloads of teenage kids and families leaving coffee shops all over the city each holding their morning coffee beverage before heading to school or work respectively. Now, it is one thing to watch...

Flu Season: Chance or Choice?

As we approach the “flu season” it is important for us to recognize some of the lifestyle dynamics that contribute to our increased susceptibility to the flu. Our bodies have an incredible ability to adapt to their environments and maintain a...

How to Have a Happy Marriage: When You’re Busy Being Parents

Is your marriage everything you ever hoped it could be? Or has it been pushed down your list of priorities since having children? Let’s face it, parenthood is a full-time job, and it dramatically changes your marriage relationship. But marriage is t...

Intrapartum Antibiotic Exposure Raises Risk of Serious Infections in Infants

Several studies have demonstrated an association between maternal antibiotic therapy and early-onset of infection in preterm infants with resistant pathogens. Dr. Tiffany S. Glasgow and colleagues from University of Utah, Salt Lake City,...

Introducing Solids to Help a Baby Sleep

I have a patient who is breast feeding her 3 month old baby. The baby is quite long for his age and doesn’t sleep through the night because he allegedly gets quite hungry. The nurse recommended supplementing the breast milk with Pablum to fill h...

Letter From the Editor, Issue #08

There is a growing awareness that all health care falls into two paradigms or perspectives: vitalism and mechanism. Vitalism is based on the premise that an organized intelligence is present in matter. This energetic force is responsible for the...

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...

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...

More About Antibacterial Hand Soaps

It’s debatable that the use of antimicrobial and antiviral products is the right thing to do. Concerns have been raised that the widespread use of antimicrobials may play a role in promoting antibiotic resistance, a growing public health threat. T...

Natural Ear Drops as Effective as Medicated Drops

Naturopathic eardrops are an effective alternative to traditional medicated drops, say researchers. The study followed 103 youngsters with acute otitis media. All subjects suffered from ear pain and were aged 6 to 18 years. Half of the...

Perspective is Paramount

Just before church service a few weeks ago a man complimented me on the purple shirt I was wearing. My daughter heard his comments and asked, “Hey Daddy, didn’t you used to hate purple when you were little?” “Yes I did,” I replied. “How come you like...

Tea Tree Oil and MRSA

An alternative to the use of mupirocin to treat methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) was sought in a study at University of East London Department of Life Sciences. Mupirocin has been found to exhibit unpredictable levels of...

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The Oversanitization of America: Are Antibacterial Products Helping Or Hurting?

“Kill those bugs!” appears to be a slogan that germ-phobic Americans have fanatically adopted. And merchants have responded with zeal. If you visit the soap, detergent, or health and skin-care aisle of any store, you’d swear that malicious...

The Problem With Antibiotics: They Are Anti-Life

On September 17, 2003 the CDC relaunched a program, started in 1995, called “Get Smart: Know When Antibiotics Work.”55 This is a $1.6 million campaign to educate patients about the overuse and inappropriate use of antibiotics. Most people involved...

Watch Your Language!

Pregnant women are some of the most sensitive people you will ever meet. They are highly vulnerable and very suggestive, at a time when they are actively seeking information and support from a wide range of contacts. They listen to everyone and...

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