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    NSAIDs Responsible For Drastic Drop In Progesterone … The Hormone Crucial For Ovulation, Pregnancy And Initial Breastfeeding

NSAIDs Responsible For Drastic Drop In Progesterone … The Hormone Crucial For Ovulation, Pregnancy And Initial Breastfeeding

NSAIDs, like the OTC drugs that some women regularly take for menstrual cramps or cramping associated with ovulation, have been found to cause a drop in progesterone … A significant drop in progesterone. 

According to a very recent study’s lead investigator, Professor Sami Salman of the Department of Rheumatology at the University of Baghdad, the findings have some serious implications:

“After just ten days of treatment we saw a significant decrease in progesterone, a hormone essential for ovulation, across all treatment groups, as well as functional cysts in one third of patients.”

The women were taking just about the […]

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    Do You Like Having Easy Access To OTC, Affordable Homeopathic Remedies? Better Let The FDA Know

Do You Like Having Easy Access To OTC, Affordable Homeopathic Remedies? Better Let The FDA Know

Late last month, the FDA held a hearing to find out more about the use of OTC homeopathic products. The FDA asked about American’s attitudes towards homeopathy, whether or not Americans know enough about homeopathy to make informed decisions, and whether or not having OTC homeopathic products on retail shelves is confusing to Americans.

The Organic Consumers Association is asking for your help to make sure the FDA knows that you know what you are buying when you purchase OTC homeopathic products:

Help us get the following messages to the FDA:

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H. R. 2232: Mandatory Vaccination From Sea To Shining Sea

H. R. 2232 is called the “Vaccinate All Children Act of 2015″ and is a game changer.  This bill would mandate that all students in public elementary schools and secondary schools be vaccinated in accordance with the recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices.
It aims to amend the Public Health Service Act (42 U.S.C. 247b). Basically, if any state or public entity of a state wants grant money from the federal government under the section, they will have to prove that the state requires all public school students be vaccinated […]

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    Adding A Prize To Kids’ Healthy Food Will Make Them More Likely To Eat It

Adding A Prize To Kids’ Healthy Food Will Make Them More Likely To Eat It

McDonald’s might have been on to at least one thing it seems. Making meals happier by adding a seemingly inconsequential smiley face or sticker-prize to foods might make children more likely to eat that food. Many might assume that it’s the fries and chicken nuggets that kids are after, but it seems it might be the happy decals and tiny prizes that really made kids attracted to the Happy Meal.

A school in Cincinnati Ohio tested the theory. Could a smiley face sticker make children want to eat their veggies?

It seems so, according to new […]

Treating Thrush

Thrush in a child who had taken antibiotics. Author: James Heilman, M.D. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/

It’s whispered on the playground, spoken of in hushed tones at Mommy ‘n Me, and brought up with embarrassment at pediatrician visits. That’s right, you’ve been there haven’t you? Thrush! It isn’t fun, and it isn’t pretty. Whether your first sign is nipple pain, a yeast infection of your own, an awful diaper rash in your baby, or the white in your baby’s mouth, this common malady in babies and mamas is […]

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    Canadian Peds: ‘Infant Eye Ointment Doesn’t Work, The Mandate Should Be Repealed’

Canadian Peds: ‘Infant Eye Ointment Doesn’t Work, The Mandate Should Be Repealed’

Pediatricians in Canada say that the antibiotic ointment that is applied to infants’ eyes as standard care in order to prevent contracting a “sexually transmitted” bacterial infection from the mother is ineffective.  The protocol has been used to ensure that infants do not end up with what is called “neonatal opthalmia” or “ophthalmia-neonatorum” from chlamydia and/or gonorrhea.

In parts of Canada, the antibiotic ointment is required by laws, only those laws, according to the Canadian Pediatric Society stem back to the 1800’s when silver nitrate was used in babies’ eyes. This was before the era […]

Fluoride In Drinking Water Can Cause Underactive Thyroid, New Research Says

New research out of the U.K. says indicates that fluoride can cause underactive thyroid. The higher rates of underactive thyroid occurred in areas where fluoride showed up in drinking water at a concentration greater than 0.3 mg per liter. Fluoride is added to drinking water in order to improve dental health though some liken it to medicating the public without consent.

The study was extensive and examined 98 percent of England’s GP practices. Areas with the greatest amounts of fluoride were added to the water were 30 percent more likely to see high rates of hypothyroidism. […]

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    Common Disinfecting Agents Discovered As A Possible Link To Infertility, But Only When Combined

Common Disinfecting Agents Discovered As A Possible Link To Infertility, But Only When Combined

A Virginia Tech biologist says that in 2012, her laboratory mice began having infertility troubles. Miscarriages became common, mice fetuses died in utero and the females were dying in labor. The mice that were born often had various birth defects. A geneticist at Washington State University was seeing a similar pattern after recently moving her work from a university in Ohio.

Normally fertility-linked toxins weren’t showing up in the tests. Residues of quaternary ammonia compounds (QACs) were detected, but they are so common, the finding was initially dismissed.

You’ve seen QACs.

“Two of the most commonly […]

Just a Commercial? Or Mommy Wars?

So I have to admit, I totally teared up at the Similac commercial everyone has been talking about.  Haven’t seen it yet?  Check it out:

So is this just a commercial? In under 3 minutes, not only does this ad make us feel more connected as parents, it also brings to light some of the divisions as well, making important discussions we ought to be having instead look like Mommy Wars.  I was interested to see how the rest of the web reacted and I think most people seemed to feel […]

How to be the Perfect Mom

Today, I’m going to explain how to be the perfect mom.

1.       Set your self-expectations absurdly high.

2.       Never drop the ball.

3.       Resist the urge to yell or cry when you are frustrated.

4.       Scratch number three, just don’t get frustrated.

5.       Be 100% financially, ecologically, emotionally and physically responsible in regards to your children and your lifestyle 100% of the time.

Aw shucks… when I put it that way, it sounds absurd doesn’t it?

And yet, that’s what so many of us expect of ourselves every day, and then kick ourselves over when we fall short.  For many women, […]