For a few months now, Crystal, the owner of Everything Birth, has been working on a transition for the company. She has been meticulously planning and arduously preparing. The time has finally arrived for Crystal to begin a new path, one that she has been working diligently for years towards, and she has passed the company on to a new owner: Nicole Beers.
Nicole, as it so happens, is a dear friend of mine. She is the attachment parent of two precious, young children. Nicole is a trained paramedic […]
Canadian Peds’ Advice On Circumcision Actively Defies AAP’s Suggestions, Disregards American’s Fears Over ‘Health Issues’
The Canadian Paediatric Society (CPS) recently re-examined its official position on routine infant circumcision (RIC), given that the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in the United States had come to the conclusion within the past year that the benefits of this routine genital surgery outweighs any potential risks. The CDC’s draft recommendations stated that American doctors should let parents know that circumcision is recommended. So, the Canadians took another look at all of the relevant new info.
After scouring almost 1,600 journal articles and taking a fresh look at […]
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 […]
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:
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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. […]