Issue #14 Articles

Additional Dangers of Fluoridated Water Confirmed

On November 9, the American Dental Association (ADA) finally admitted that fluoride levels in common tap water could be dangerous for infants. The ADA recommended that fluoridated water should NOT be mixed into concentrated formula or foods...

Adjusting Infants? Certainly!

I have heard that even babies should see a chiropractor to ensure they are aligned, especially after birth. My son is seven weeks old and was born via cesarean. I don’t know what you advocate in regards to infant chiropractic care or if you...

Breastfeeding Protects Mother from Heart Attacks

Breastfeeding is known to boost an infant’s health— and now it seems it may be good for the mother as well. In a study of 96,648 nurses who gave birth between 1986 and 2002, those who had spent at least two years breastfeeding were 19% less...

Chiropractic Comforts Baby

We sought out chiropractic care because our 6-month-old son, Rex, was very colicky, gassy and suffered from a stuffy nose. Rex couldn’t sleep well at all either. Chiropractic has changed our lives. It is so unbelievable to see my baby do...

For Many Pregnant Moms, Webster Technique is the Key to a Safer Birth

As a mom navigating her way through a high-risk pregnancy, news of one more complication just leaves you with more questions and concerns. When the news is that your baby is not in the head down (or vertex) position, your questions go something...

How Hugs Can Aid Women’s Hearts

The study showed hugs increased levels of oxytocin, a “bonding” hormone, and reduced blood pressure—which cuts the risk of heart disease. Writing in the Psychosomatic Medicine, the researchers reported women recorded greater reductions in blood...

Keeping Our Babies Safe in Motion

Although I would love to stay at home all day with my baby, my life requires me to leave home on occasion. Well actually, my son, Xander, and I usually have to venture out everyday. The one thing I can count on is that when I put Xander in...

Letter From the Editor, Issue #14

A current topic of concern with many parents is the exclusion of chiropractic and other vitalistic types of care under their insurance policies. It seems to make no sense when parents are choosing safe options for their children that support...

Mom’s Weekend Pass: Two Nights Away to Recharge Your Batteries

Let’s be honest, whether we are at home with the kids or employed while mothering, the daily demands of family life take their toll on our minds and bodies. All moms need a break from time to time—it makes me think of the mythical country song “How...

Nerve System Function and Wellness

The term “wellness” is becoming common and being used by many holistic care groups to describe the type of care they are offering. In an effort to better understand its definition, I looked it up in various dictionaries. Merriam Webster defines...

New Approaches to Health Care “Alternative” Therapies Now Mainstream for Many Families

After enduring 50 hours in labor and the Caesarean Section birth of her son Anson, Kim Pham of Seattle did not head straight home from the hospital to rest. She took her 3-day-old son directly to a chiropractor because she was concerned...

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...

Re-Valuing Free Play

Many parents don’t realize that imaginative free play has been squeezed out of our children’s lives, and what a tremendous loss this is. The majority of preschool programs today emphasize early learning, computer literacy, or using the...

Sun Exposure Increases Survival of Melanoma

We’ve been told for many years that the sun is bad!  According to the Mayo Clinic, all forms of skin cancer have been on the rise. The greatest rise has been in melanoma, which is the most serious and most deadly type of skin cancer. Even with our...

Sunshine Prevents Cancer

The increase of Vitamin D through sunlight, diet or supplements may decrease the risk of breast cancer by 50 percent and colorectal cancer by more than 65 percent, according to two recent studies conducted at the University of San Diego. The breast...

The Rotavirus Vaccine is Back—Including its Risk of Severe Injury.

Back in 1998, the FDA first approved of the Rotavirus vaccine. It was taken off the market when it was shown to cause intussusception in pediatric patients who received the live, oral, vaccine. Results of injuries from the vaccine included...

The Value of Authentic Vinegar

Vinegar has long had its place in the household kitchen cupboard. Unfortunately, the most commonly used vinegar is white distilled vinegar. The process of distillation renders it nutrition-less, removing minerals such as potassium and important...

When Consequences Don’t Work

Your son rides his bike without a helmet. Again. You’ve nagged, begged, pleaded, and informed him of the dangers of riding without one. Next, you’ve issued Consequences! You’ve taken the bike away and put it in the garage for a day, then a week, and...

Also labeled: Parenting, Author Judy Arnall

Why is Your Kid Purple?

Using Gentian Violet Gentian violet (1% solution in water) is an excellent treatment for Candida albicans. Candida albicans is a type of yeast that may cause an infection of skin and/or mucous membranes in both children and adults....