Using Fluoridated water in Baby Formula

Everything Birth, of course, advocates breastfeeding. However, for some women that is not always possible. Women who must use formula to feed their babies need to be aware of yet another consideration while prepping their babies’ bottles. In 2010, a study in the Journal of the American Dental Association found that fluoride intake …

Playing the Stats & Semantics Game with Elective Inductions.

I just read an article talking about a new study that was published in BMJ talking about how elective inductions produced less stillbirths. You can read it here. It talked about the enormous compilation of pregnancies that were examined: 938, 643 births were not subjected to elective induction and 176, 136 …

Common Baby Care Items, Obesity, and Diabetes

Scientists found that people exposed to phthalates were more prone to weight gain. Similarly, test subjects that had even ‘modest’ levels of phthalates in their bloodstream were twice as likely to develop diabetes. We have a childhood diabetes crisis in our country. Certainly there are numerous causes for the trend toward obesity in American …

Autism, Mitochondria and Mitochondrial Toxic Medicines.

Mitochondrial damage is getting lots of attention recently.  As new, expecting or experienced natural moms, this is a hot topic in the Everything Birth community mostly because it is the one admitted link between vaccines and autistic like behavior. Merck’s Vaccines Division, Julie Gerberding confirmed to CBS News while she was …

Most Chickens Take More Medicine Than My Children Do.

Scientists at John Hopkins University ran a feather sample test to find out what toxins could be found in the feathers of our non-organic chickens that are used in the poultry industry. Researchers were only looking for antibiotics in the poultry, but when other chemicals were included in the test …

Asthma and Antibiotics: Yet ANOTHER reason to avoid antibiotics whenever possible.

Regardless of the fact that we are, according to the WHO, entering an era where antibiotics have run their course and will most likely  not be available to us, my Facebook newsfeed is still updated daily about children getting prescribed antibiotics for every ailment from sinus infections, to unidentified infections that could very …

Antidepressant Use During Pregnancy Increases Risk of Hypertension

A study published online (March 22) in the British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology says that new research indicates that women who use antidepressants while pregnant have an increased risk of developing pregnancy-induced hypertension. One would presume that this increased risk is merely caused by the actual depression and anxiety that caused …

We are Entering a Post-Antibiotic Era. Are you ready?

This month, the director-general of the World Health Organization, Dr. Margaret Chan, gave a sobering Keynote address at a conference about combating antimicrobial resistance in Copenhagen, Denmark. Our antibiotics are not working anymore. Bacterium have adapted and continue to adapt. Even the big guns are losing efficacy and if we …

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