Issue #27 Articles

7 Habits of High Level Living

Everyone has a “to do” list. What we need to work on is our “to be” list. The following 7 habits, when actualized, will become a foundation for increased self-assurance, happiness and prosperity 1.  Be Happy Abraham...

Balancing Emotions

Many people oscillate between elated and depressed states, and feel out of control in regard to their own lives. They do not experience true fulfillment, and suffer from depression without understanding how to see the magnificence of their current...

Be Open: Embracing New Information

When taking in new information, always use your own intuition to see how the information feels to you. Living in an information age, it is easy to become overwhelmed by the constant influx of scientific studies, breaking news and even spiritual...

CDC Set to Recommend Male Circumcision

The Centers for Disease Control is currently considering recommending a public policy supporting circumcision of newborn baby boys. Doctors, health practitioners, medical ethicists and advocacy groups like Intact America are urging the CDC to...

Chemical Cookware: A Chemical used in Nonstick Cookware Continues to Prove its Toxicity

More evidence is mounting in the ongoing debate over perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA). In a study conducted at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, there appears to be a correlation between PFOA and low birth weight in newborns. In...

Connecting with Baby Before Birth

Pregnancy can be daunting. Prenatal gadgets tempt expecting mothers at every turn, as the market is saturated with ever-changing options for mommy, daddy and baby. But underneath it all, we are simply driven by a common desire to fulfill the ideals...

Feminism and Childcare: Have Women Been Misled?

Childcare seems to be always on the political agenda. But are the real needs of babies, very young children and their mothers being ignored in the short-term interests of the economy and the burgeoning childcare “industry”? An informed look at the...

First the Chicken, Then the Egg

I love eggs. Always have, and I expect I always will. Eggs are an easy, quick and inexpensive source of protein, and with my busy professional and personal life, I need protein to stay grounded. I remember when there was hype about eggs having too...

From Russia, With Love

Adopting a child is enriching and rewarding…and brings with it a variety of health challenges If you’re like most women, you dream of getting pregnant one day and having a little baby. I certainly did. When the time was rig...

How Scientific Is Modern Medicine, Really?

the Hippocratic tradition of “First, do no harm.” Sadly, however, it seems that too few doctors understand or respect this Hippocratic dictum. Pharmaceutical Overload Today in America, every man, woman, and child is...

Letter From the Editor, Issue #27

As we approach our Freedom for Family Wellness Summit and make our final review of this issue’s outstanding articles, I am overwhelmed with a sense of gratitude for our conference presenters, our authors and our readers, who have contributed for so...

Nurturing the Developing Brain to Achieve Maximum Potential

It’s back-to-school time. As children get back into the routine of learning after the free-floating days of summer, what can parents do to create an environment that will allow their children to flourish and grow to their fullest...

Parenting Within Civilization

It is true that our very long dependency period and intense vulnerability can result in horrific patterns—aggression, fear and greed—caused by trauma and conditioning. But when we emerge and grow under the right conditions, human essence naturally...

Rewriting the Story of Who We Are: A Shift to Conscious Choice

America celebrated its first Earth Day on April 22, 1970. That year also marked the publication of my favorite children’s book, The Wump World, by the beloved writer and illustrator Bill Peet. I discovered The Wump World in a mountain of books my...

The Genius of the Unborn Child

The same power that made your body has the ability to heal your body. Imagine if everybody in the world adopted and lived by this knowledge—wouldn’t the world’s diseased conditions and illness rates be very different? No longer would we be...

The Vitalistic Healing Model

The modern vitalistic principle was introduced in the nineteenth century when Johann Friedrich Blumenbach (1752–1840) maintained that there is an “innate” impulse in living creatures toward self-development. This principle of vitalism holds that life...

Traditional Healing, Modern Science

If you want to understand why ancient healing methods work, look to humankind’s most modern science: quantum physics. Wave-particle duality, the properties of electromagnetic fields, the holographic effect, the impact of the observer—these dis...

Why Home Birth Is Necessary

When there is no home birth in a society, or when home birth is driven completely underground, essential knowledge of women’s capacities in birth is lost to the people of that society— to professional caregivers, as well as to women of childbearing...