Issue #10 Articles

Antibiotics in the First Year of Life Increase Risk of Asthma

From a March 13, 2006, Reuters Health release comes a report that children who are given antibiotics early in life increase their chance of asthma later. This finding is from a study by Dr. Carlo A. Marra and colleagues at the University of British...

Also labeled: Antibiotics, Pathways Magazine

Baby Wearing - Suggestions for Carrying Your Baby: A Chiropractic Perspective

There has been much interest in the media about carrying our babies. Outside of the variety of car seats (being awkwardly used to carry the baby) and the traditional stroller, many parents are now opting to “wear” their babies. Numerous bab...

Breastfeeding in Public is an Issue That Many Mothers Struggle With

Breastfeeding in public is an issue that many mothers struggle with. It’s common to be nervous about nursing in the presence of others in the early days, only to lose those inhibitions with time and practice. Here’s what mothers have shared in past...

Breastfeeding in Public: Breastfeeding and the Law (Part 2)

Breastfeeding in public IS legal in the United States, though sometimes people simply don’t know it and therefore might complain about it. This means you can nurse your baby anywhere that you are allowed to be with your baby. About 20 states have...

Chiropractic Care and Respiratory Distress in Newborn

Maleea’s birth was very difficult, the hardest of my three children. Her head was stuck in the birth canal totally looking over her left shoulder. The doctor could not get her head into an upright position. Having had two babies before, I knew how t...

Also labeled: Birth, Pathways Magazine

Delayed Cord Clamping at Birth Reduces Neonatal Anemia

Delayed cord clamping at birth reduces neonatal anemia, according to the results of a randomized trial reported in the April issue of Pediatrics. “The umbilical cord is usually clamped immediately after birth,” write José M. Ceriani Cern...

Also labeled: Birth, Pathways Magazine

Get Moving and Boost Your Brain Power

I am often asked by parents, “Dr. Tim, how can movement of the spine help strengthen my child’s brain [nervous system] now and in the future?” Well, half your child’s nerve impulses are sent from the brain to tell the body what to do (jump, sit, run,...

Handling Unwanted Advice

“Help! I’m getting so frustrated with the endless stream of advice I get from my mother-in-law and brother! No matter what I do, I’m doing it wrong. I love them both, but how do I get them to stop dispensing all this unwanted...

Help For Parents of Hard to Raise Kids

As he examined a new patient with a terrible case of hives, Ben F. Feingold, md, had no idea that in a few years his work would shake up fundamental beliefs about food, behavior, and learning, and help shape new ones. The year was 1965. Dr....

Also labeled: Parenting, Pathways Magazine

How Do Vaccines Work?

It is dangerously misleading and indeed false to claim that a vaccine makes us “immune” or “protects” us against an acute disease. In fact, it only drives the infection deeper into the interior and causes us to harbor it chronically, with the result...

Letter From the Editor, Issue #10

I just spent the last several days in bed, with a flu and raging fever. The first day I sulked. Who needs this? The second day I fasted on fruit and water. Temperatures were elevating and there were moments of delirium. I anxiously awaited the...

Letters From Our Readers

Reader Response to “Breastfeed a Toddler…” I was very excited to read your article entitled “Breastfeed a Toddler… Why on Earth?”. I am very supportive of breastfeeding, and love to read articles on the benefits so I can pass them on....

Midwives

As I attend and present at midwifery and birthing conferences on behalf of the ICPA, I am constantly reminded that midwives and doulas are aligned with chiropractors in numerous ways. Some of the common bonds we share...

Also labeled: Birth, Author Jeanne Ohm, DC

Natural Remedies For a Summertime First-Aid Kit

To begin making your own summertime remedies use a glass or plastic container, not metal. I use small, travel-size hairspray bottles that have been washed and dried. Be aware, the essential oils (use only those from a health food supplier) will...

Pacifiers May Contribute to Ear Infections, Tooth Decay, and Thrush

Infants who can be weaned from continuous pacifier use or avoid it completely are less likely to experience ear infections and, probably, other ill effects as well, according to a recent study.1 Pacifier...

Pain in Labor: Your Hormones Are Your Helpers

First published in Australia’s Parents Pregnancy, Autumn 1999, as “Your Hormones are your Helpers.” This version updated July 2005. Imagine this—your cat is pregnant, due to give birth around the same time as you are. You have your bags...

Questions About the Webster Technique

Hello! I have found your website very helpful. I am looking for a chiropractor in the Denver area than can assist in turning a breech baby around. Do you have a database of chiropractors by their skill? Thanks,

Also labeled: Pregnancy, Pathways Magazine

The 5-Minute Solution

The scene: I was working diligently at the computer in my home office when my 2.5-year-old daughter, Willow, approached my desk and grabbed a pile of 4x6-inch photos that I had carelessly left within her reach. These pictures of our older daughter...

Also labeled: Parenting, Author Scott Noelle

The Energy of an Embrace

The need to touch and be touched is established early in our lives, as we develop and grow in the omnipresent embrace of our mothers’ womb. Once we are born, separated from that sanctuary of connectivity, we begin to crave the physical embrace of o...