Issue #13 Articles

Breaking the Stress Cycle - Of the Rat Race

“Hurry, hurry; get what you can! There’s only so much to go around and only so much time to get it, so you’d better get your share before someone else takes it!” This kind of urgency and “lack” mentality is typical of anyone who finds him/herself in...

CDC Cautions the Use of Fluoridated Water for Infant Formula

The possibility of an association between fluoride in infant formula and the risk for enamel fluorosis has been studied for many years. Until now, most researchers concluded that fluoride intake during a child’s first 10 to 12 months had little i...

Growing a Bumper Crop of Smart, Healthy Kids

The connection from farm to table has been broken by decades of change in our food system. The social result of this break in understanding where our food comes from is almost incomprehensible. With increased global food production, cities...

How Do Vaccines Work? Immune Mechanisms and Consequences

From Dr. Moskowitz’s previous article in Pathways (issue 10), we learned that the theoretical effect of vaccines on the infectious diseases they are designed to protect against is misleading at best. He also illuminated the potential l...

How Long Will Your Body Last?

If you knew you’d live to 100, how would you change your life? Would you eat healthier, exercise more, save more, visit your chiropractor more regularly, change your retirement plan, work longer, or take better care of yourself? The fact is...

Influenza Vaccination: Policy Versus Evidence

Public policy worldwide recommends the use of inactivated influenza vaccines to prevent seasonal outbreaks. Because viral circulation and antigenic match vary each year and non-randomised studies predominate, systematic reviews of large...

Letter From the Editor, Issue #13

Vitalism is the paradigm of healing that recognizes and respects an inner intelligence of the body to know what is needed at any given moment. Vitalistic care focuses on naturally supporting the body’s ability to be well. Vitalistic wellness care i...

Mindful Parenting

The Buddhist concept of “mindfulness”, which means deeply paying attention to the present moment, can profoundly enrich your experience as a parent. We spend much of our lives unconsciously absorbed in a future that hasn’t happened yet, or in...

Moms With More Education Less Likely to Vaccinate Their Kids

Women who never graduated high school are more likely to have their children vaccinated than women who graduated college. To come to this conclusion, researchers examined data on almost 12,000 families from the National Immunization Survey,...

Mother Love

Mother love needs to be cultivated for the good of mankind and for the wellbeing of our sacred planet. The potential for this all-embracing maternal consciousness lies within all of us, male and female. Very often, it is when we hold our first...

Pregnancy and Chiropractic: A Patient’s Testimonial

Sharp pains, piercing spasms, and the feeling that one wrong move would leave me bedridden for weeks. This was the kind of back pain I experienced as I entered the second trimester of my pregnancy. I was concerned for my and the baby’s well-being. M...

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Simple Secrets That Create Happy Family Memories

Did you know that research has found that doing simple rituals enhances our feelings of togetherness and family belonging by almost 20 percent? What’s more, those home traditions and customs also increase our kids’ social skills and...

Treating an Ear Infection

I know antibiotics are not good for my baby, but what do I do if he gets an ear infection? Avoid dairy. Identify food allergens. Try this safe, economical solution! The treatment of ear infections in this country is a huge...

Vaccination: Controversy Increases

The topic of vaccination is becoming more and more controversial and practitioners in the medical profession are voicing their concerns as well. Recently, University of Michigan researchers assessed the medical profession (and the parents...

Vaccinations: Informed Consent, Efficacy and Strengthening Immunity

Informed Consent The principle of Informed Consent has its roots in millenniaold medical ethics, and in modern times has become codified as law. Federal regulations require that doctors tell patients in advance the nature of the medical treatment...

Vertical Birth

While the awareness about the dangers and disadvantages of giving birth while lying on one’s back is more widespread, this is still the main position in which the majority of women in the United States give birth. The disadvantages of...

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...

“Growing Pains” and Chiropractic Care

“Ouch! My legs hurt, Mommy!” Have you ever had your child wake up in the middle of the night complaining of leg pains? Do you remember having them as a child? These are commonly referred to as “growing pains” and can be defined as recurrent...