Issue #17 Articles

Another Reason to Support Midwifery Care

A new study showed, the only time caesarean section was found to be a safer alternative than vaginal birth was for babies who were in a breech position. But for normal, headfirst deliveries, the risk of the baby dying or suffering serious...

Also labeled: Birth, Pathways Magazine

Casual Remarks: An Excerpt From Hidden Messages: What Our Words and Actions are Really Telling Our Children

It’s a curious affliction: the tendency to talk about one’s children in the most brutally honest and hurtful ways without realizing that the cherished subjects of the offensive comments are listening to every word. Right now, you may be saying to...

Chiropractic Care for Children Found to be Safe and Effective!

Two recent survey studies have shown chiropractic care for children is safe, gets results and offers children unexpected health benefits. One survey included data from doctors of chiropractic and the other survey collected data from parents of...

Conscious Parenting in Real Life

There are three legs to my existence as stay-at-home mother of three young children—places I go for nearly everything I need. Being a mother with ideals weaving through and around emphasis on sustainability, community and learning, it is easy to t...

Cradles of Life

Since the beginning of time indigenous cultures have worn their babies. The cradle appears to have originated as a part of the culture of the early Mesolithic hunters in Asia. Early Pleistocene migrations probably brought the cradle to North...

Defending Informed Consent to Vaccination in America

Vaccination is a medical intervention performed on a healthy person to theoretically prevent infectious disease that could harm that person or be communicated to someone else and cause harm. Many people experience infectious diseases, such as...

Evolve Your Brain: The Science of Changing Your Mind (Part 3)

The Science of Changing Your Mind Part 3 of an interview with Joe Dispenza, DC Pathways: What is mental rehearsal and how can we use it to change? Dr. Dispenza: Mental rehearsal allows us to change our brain— to...

Fluoride: No Reason to Smile

At the end of last year, with the hope of improving dental health, Southern California began to add fluoride to its water supplies—a procedure first adopted 68 years ago in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Surprisingly, even though fluoride is now added to...

Gift From the Future

Relationships between parents, children, and society are in the midst of a tectonic shift. Behaviors once thought to be private matters, such as child battery, alcoholism, drug abuse, and spousal abuse, are now considered public matters. Attitudes...

Gratitude

James O’Dea, President Institute of Noetic Sciences Your body loves gratitude! Not a superficial “oh gee, thanks” but a deep, hear t-connected appreciation that carries love and acceptance from a place of higher consciousness and...

How to Choose a Holistic Practitioner

Recommendations from the American Holistic Medical Association Your first responsibility as a patient/client is to select a practitioner who will join your “team” to support you in obtaining and maintaining optimum health for your body, min...

Jumping Jeepers: Why Won’t These Kids Sit Still?

“She’s hyperactive, you know.” Mrs. Bryant said it with deep concern. Then, as if to mitigate the cause of her concern, she added with an embarrassed giggle, “I guess Erica got it from me.” With considerable astonishment I realized that Mrs....

Also labeled: ADD/ADHD, Author Renee Fuller

Letter From the Editor, Issue #17

We are living in exciting Times. There is a constant buzz of activity in books, e-newsletters, documentaries and other forms of media reflecting a major transformation, a shift in consciousness. This shift is affecting all aspects of our...

Natural Birth: Wow! How Amazing!!??

“Wow! How amazing! You had a natural birth!!” is something I have heard repeated since we welcomed Clancy, William, and Tomas into the world on the 15th June, 2007. Yes, we have triplets. Yes, I had a vaginal birth of all...

Also labeled: Birth, Author Olivia Gleeson

Real Change

When most people come into the practice, they are coming in “for” something and are carrying with them a particular symptom which they want rectified instantly. They have usually tried everything else: pills, herbal mixtures, a new exe...

The Benefits of Laughter

Fact: Preschool-aged children laugh up to 400 times a day, but by the time we reach adulthood, we only laugh about 17 times per day! I don’t know about you but when I read that statistic above, it makes me wonder why there is such a...

US Among Worst in World for Infant Death

The United States ranks near the bottom for infant survival rates among modernized nations. A Save the Children report last year placed the United States ahead of only Latvia, and tied with Hungary, Malta, Poland and Slovakia. The same...

What If... Spring Brought Us New Perspectives

Spring is upon us once again! It’s officially the time for the air to get warmer and sweeter, the flowers to return, the birds to come home, and for us all to check up on how we’re doing in regard to our New Year’s resolutions. Okay, okay, so...

Why Recess Is Different from PE

When school began last fall, many parents discovered that recess has disappeared from their children’s day. Of those who asked why, some were probably told that because their children have physical education class they don’t need recess. But PE and...