Issue #15 Articles

Are Your Kids Safe?

Most people are surprised to find out that the first stress placed on a child’s neck and back is during the birthing process. An estimated 60-90 lbs. of force is used on an infant’s neck during “normal” delivery. Do you think this could cause damage...

Eating Right for Sleep

Food has a huge impact on a child’s well-being. It can energize, increase hyperactivity, or induce fatigue. Just as a lack of sleep can jumble a child’s thinking or cause learning problems, so can an inadequate diet. Each child is a unique ind...

Epidemiology of Pediatric Soccer-Related Injuries — Soccer Parent Alert!

In the May 2, 2007 issue of Journal Watch Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine a new study on soccer injuries was published. Researchers used data from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission’s National Electronic Injury Surveillance S...

Epidurals They Are Useless, Researchers Discover After 50 Years

The epidural is standard medical practice for patients with sciatic back pain. It’s an injection of corticosteroids that is given to improve movement and reduce pain. Although it’s a treatment that has been routinely given to patients for the...

Also labeled: Birth, Pathways Magazine

Evolve Your Brain: The Science of Changing Your Mind (Part 1)

The Science of Changing Your Mind, Part 1 of an Interview with Joe Dispenza, DC Dr. Joseph Dispenza studied biochemistry at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, N.J. He went on to receive his Doctor of Chiropractic Degree at Life University...

For Expectant Women, It’s Not Too Much To Ask

When I talk to women about the relatively recent history of childbirth—mothers strapped to hospital beds, doctors not washing their hands between vaginal exams and performing caesareans without anesthesia—their typical response is that we’re lucky to...

Also labeled: Birth, Author Tina Cassidy

From Stress to Bliss

Stress, said a wise man, is the common cold of the psyche. How true! Only, while the common cold strikes twice—or at the most, thrice—a year, stress has become a constant presence in our minds and bodies. How deeply stress has...

Fruits and Vegetables May Protect Kids from Asthma and Allergies

Children in rural Crete have an especially low incidence of allergies and wheezing (asthma). The diet among this population is typically high in locally grown fruits and vegetables. These facts led researchers to examine whether there was an...

Letter From the Editor, Issue #15

“Experimental and Investigational” Proposed Myth: Around the country, “health” insurance companies are denying chiropractic care for children under the age of 12 years. Labeling chiropractic care for children as “experimental and...

New WHO Guidelines Growth Charts for Exclusively Breastfed Infants

Finally! The WHO Guidelines have released their new growth standards which, among other major improvements from charts used currently, consider exclusively breastfed babies for at least 6 months as the norm from which growth standards for humans...

Of Love and Milk: Facing Our Breastfeeding Ambivalence

Mother’s milk. The term is synonymous with everything tender, nourishing, and loving. The best. Indeed, a slogan-writer bottom-lined it succinctly: Breast is best. So why do we have so much ambivalence about breastfeeding? Why do we wrestle with t...

Teaching Children Respect

Children are mirrors; they reflect back to us everything we say and do. We now know that 95% of everything children learn, they learn from what is modeled for them. Only 5% of all they learn is from direct instruction. Human beings are like...

Also labeled: Parenting, Author Pam Leo

Well Beyond Medincine: The Wait and See Prescription

Earaches bring more unhappy children to emergency rooms and pediatric offices each year than just about any other health disorder. Antibiotics remain the most popular medical treatment for earache, with doctors reportedly writing 15 million...

What Every Mother Knows

Every mother intuitively knows the supreme importance of the relationship between her and her child with every fibre of her being, for Nature has designed it to be this way. There is nothing obscure or esoteric about the bond of intuitive...

What Is Best For Baby’s Feet?

Our daughter is one now and she is just beginning to walk. We are wondering if her first pair of shoes should be a sturdy hard-soled leather shoe or a natural soft-leather shoe? I had thought natural was better but her grandparents insist the...