Issue #11 Articles

A Look at Stress

Dr. Hans Selye believed that stress is necessary for adaptation. As Charles Darwin said, “It is not the strongest or the smartest of the species that survive, but the one most able to adapt to change.” Stress is a requirement for adaptation. Many...

ADD and Chiropractic: A Patient’s Testimonial

After chiropractic care following a minor car accident, I spoke to Dr. Brooks about our son, Trenton, who was a very easily agitated boy with ADD. We decided to have him checked. I had noticed how one hip was higher than the other and sure enough...

ADHD: A Patient’s Perspective

This article looks at Attention Deficit Disorder/Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADD/ADHD). As there is an increasing tendency for drugs to be prescribed to our children and lately adults for the treatment of this condition, it is timely...

Also labeled: ADD/ADHD, Author Greg Buchanan

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...

Breastfeeding Difficulties and Chiropractic

Modern birthing procedures, even those with seemingly minimal intervention, are known to cause trauma and stress to the infant’s cranium and spine. In a leading pediatric textbook on manual therapy for children, one author tells...

Children May Not Need Antibiotics for Acute Infective Conjunctivitis

The above headline appeared in a June 24, 2005 article from the online Medscape from WebMD. This article was based on the findings of a new study published in the June 22, 2006 British research journal, The Lancet. In this study 326...

Also labeled: Pathways Magazine

Discipline Is The Problem, Not The Solution

When things in my classroom hit bottom, there were days when I was convinced that the kids stayed up nights plotting ways to make my life miserable. It was only later that I realized their disruptions were basically just intended to make the time...

Also labeled: Parenting, Author Alfie Kohn

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...

Elite Athletes Benefit from Chiropractic

From the May 19, 2006 issue of the Lawrence Journal-World from Lawrence, Kansas comes a story of a chiropractor, Dr. Michael Stuart, who has won the trust of some elite track and field athletes. One in particular is Justin Gatlin, who is the...

Fifty Ways to Improve your Child's Behavior and Attention Span: Without Drugs, Labels, or Coercion

Provide a balanced breakfast. Consider the Feingold diet. Limit television and video games. Teach self-talk skills. Find out what interests your child. Promote a strong...

Fish Oil Better Than Ritalin

Fish oil improves the symptoms of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) without any of the side effects of drugs like Ritalin and Concerta—and more effectively, a study by the University of Adelaide in Australia found. When 130...

Also labeled: Pathways Magazine

Ground-Breaking Book, Attention Deficit Disorder: A Different Perception

I encourage all parents, teachers and practitioners interested in pursuing their understanding of ADHD to read the profound writings of Thom Hartmann. His refreshing perspective takes ADHD out of the realm of a psychiatric diagnosis and its common...

Helping Athletes Succeed...Naturally!

This quote is an inspirational and motivational mantra by which teenage athletes should live–not die. Unfortunately, everyday, teenage athletes across America are playing Russian roulette with their health, as well as their lives. They seem d...

Herbal Antibiotic Alternatives

Humans exist in symbiosis with bacteria living all around and inside us. Children migrate towards bacteria. They are inherently fond of the same things bacteria treasure—things like bread, cheese, soil, and sticky fingers. Occasionally eating b...

If It’s Not Food, Don’t Eat It!

No-Nonsense Guidelines for Creating an Eating-for- Health Lifestyle the Whole Family Can Enjoy. When Brenda first started nutrition and health coaching she was depressed, overweight, extremely fatigued, had hypothyroidism, and severe PMS—...

Joyful Positive Parenting

Joyful parenting in a positive and unlimited way respects children for who they truly are and nurtures their greatest potential. Imagine how powerful a person could be if parented in this way. What if there were no limiting beliefs or...

Letter From the Editor, Issue #11

These days, you only need to be remotely tuned to the news media to realize that the use of prescriptions and over-the-counter drugs are frequently more hazardous to our health than helpful. When government agencies are no longer considered capable...

New Zealand SIDS Death Rate Decreases

New statistics released by the New Zealand Ministry of Health show that the national rate of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) fell by 70% after an educational campaign in wrapping mattresses with special polyethelene covers was begun. The...

Questions From Parents

My son is 11 months old. He loves to roll and play while sitting up, but he shows no interest in crawling. He doesn’t get up on all fours or pull up to a sitting or standing position. We are doing an early intervention program and physical t...

Study Supports Antidepressant Link to Suicides Among Children

Results of a new study reinforce previous analyses that show increased suicide attempts and completed suicides among children and adolescents treated for depression. Adults do not appear to share this increased risk. The results showed that...

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