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Cradles of Life

Posted by samfordchiro@gmail.com on April 7, 2015 at 1:10 AM Comments comments (0)

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 America since the cradle is linked predominately to nomadic hunting and gathering cultures. Contrasted to the variety of modern furnishings used in the United States today to carry and transport infants, the North American Indian cradle is an example of a...

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Low back pain with sciatica

Posted by samfordchiro@gmail.com on April 7, 2015 at 12:05 AM Comments comments (0)


Bugs, The Natural Way to Keep Them at Bay

Posted by samfordchiro@gmail.com on March 30, 2015 at 4:05 AM Comments comments (0)

Bugs! Do I respect them as part of Nature’s miraculous design…yes. Do I like them… not really.

 

Despite daily intake of supplements reputed to be bug deterrents (i.e. garlic, B vitamins), many of us are still sweet meat for the little critters. Acknowledging the skin’s ability to absorb substances into the bloodstream (modern medicine’s example of this biological fact is the invention of skin patches for delivering pharmaceutical drugs into the ...

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Uncovering the Truth: Sun Exposure, Sunscreen and Skin Cancer

Posted by samfordchiro@gmail.com on March 27, 2015 at 4:05 AM Comments comments (0)

Summer is here, and being so, we all spend a greater amount of time outdoors. Today, parents are almost considered abusive if they do not protect their children from the sun, a presumed cause of skin cancer. This article will bring new light to your attitudes about sun exposure, causes of skin cancers and the traditional sunscreens we rely on.

 

Let the Sun Shine In

 

Natural sunlight is necessary for good health. Daily moderate exposure enables the body to p...

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Listening With A Different Ear: Holistic Approaches to Ear Infections

Posted by samfordchiro@gmail.com on March 25, 2015 at 2:55 AM Comments comments (0)

It is 3am and your child wakes up complaining of ear pain. What can you do?

 Ear pain is one of the most common complaints in the pediatric population. Parents exchange frequent stories about the number of times their child has taken a banana or cherry flavored antibiotic for one or more ear infections. It is the rare parent who sits by, not wanting to add to the anxiety of other parents, with the knowledge that their child has never taken an antibiotic for an ear ache. What’...

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The Value of Authentic Vinegar

Posted by samfordchiro@gmail.com on March 23, 2015 at 3:55 AM Comments comments (0)

Vinegar has long had its place in the household kitchen cupboard. Unfortunately, the most commonly used vinegar is white distilled vinegar. The process of distillation renders it nutrition-less, removing minerals such as potassium and important acids which ward off bodily toxins and unfriendly bacteria. This highly processed vinegar can be demineralizing when ingested; therefore, it should not be used internally. It does however work well in all kinds of household cleaning chores.

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Curing a Symptom or Healing a Life?

Posted by samfordchiro@gmail.com on March 20, 2015 at 3:50 AM Comments comments (0)

There is an important distinction to be made between curing and healing. To cure is to fix a particular part. Allopathy—Western medicine—is particularly good at doing this, offering drugs and surgery so that disease, illness, or physical problems can be repressed, eliminated, or removed. It plays a vital role in alleviating suffering and is superb at saving lives and applying curative aid. This is invaluable. However, the World Health Organisation defines health as complete physic...

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Holistic Approaches to Asthma

Posted by samfordchiro@gmail.com on March 18, 2015 at 2:45 AM Comments comments (0)

Asthma is a common word in many households. A growing number of children live on beta-2 agonists, steroids and anti-leukotriene medications that treat the acute and chronic symptoms of asthma. These medications have helped save many lives. However, these medicines, unfortunately, do not cure the asthmatic condition. They merely serve to quiet the visible expression of symptoms.

 

Medicines do not influence the factors that generate the imbalances in the body causing the onset...

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ADD/ADHD: Holistic and Natural Approaches

Posted by samfordchiro@gmail.com on March 12, 2015 at 3:20 AM Comments comments (0)

Traditional Chinese Medicine

 

Western medicine and traditional Chinese medicine have different approaches to diagnosing and treating attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder. In the West, ADHD sufferers are usually prescribed anti-depressants or stimulants, such as Ritalin or Adderall. However, while prescription drugs may temporarily alleviate symptoms, they don’t treat the core problems. In addition, parents are often concerned about the effectiveness of prescription...

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The Underground Healthcare Revolution

Posted by samfordchiro@gmail.com on March 9, 2015 at 3:20 AM Comments comments (0)

Historically, power complexes begin to falter long before the ruling elite realizes that the oppressed are organizing. Czarist Russian elitists did not fully appreciate the formidable force of organized peasants. The French revolutionaries similarly surprised their oppressors by the magnitude of underground support for a new way of doing things.

 

The uprising against the dominant medical-industrial complex is no different, as it meets the same old slumbering elitist criteria...

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Nurturing the Developing Brain to Achieve Maximum Potential

Posted by samfordchiro@gmail.com on March 6, 2015 at 2:15 AM Comments comments (0)

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 potential?

 

According to a 2003 study conducted by the Centers for Disease Control, 4.5 million children ages 4–17 in the United States have ADHD (attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder) and 56 percent of them are taking some kind of m...

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Children's Health: A Question of Balance

Posted by samfordchiro@gmail.com on March 4, 2015 at 1:05 AM Comments comments (0)

All of the common illnesses of childhood are inflammations. “Infection” is the wrong word for them, because it suggests that we get “sick” because germs invade us. This is misleading. We are always exposed to, and often harbor, germs, and yet we only occasionally get sick.

 

 

Why Do We Get Sick?

 

In order to be healthy, we must keep an inner balance in body and soul, while all the time growing and changing from birth to de...

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Essential Ingredients for a Natural Birth

Posted by samfordchiro@gmail.com on March 2, 2015 at 1:00 PM Comments comments (0)

In addition to regularly visiting your chiropractor during your pregnancy, consider these nine holistic paths to strengthen your mind, body and spirit for your upcoming birth.

 

 

Homeopathy

 

Homeopathy is a gentle system of care that has been around for hundreds of years. Because there are no side effects, nor is there any risk of addiction or toxicity, homeopathy is safe for pregnant women and babies. Homeopathy is rooted in the belief that the ...

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What a Body Knows: Does 'Healthcare' Have Anything to do with Health?

Posted by samfordchiro@gmail.com on March 2, 2015 at 1:00 AM Comments comments (0)

The other day, an article on breastfeeding caught my eye. Apparently, some celebrities have recently boasted about breastfeeding’s bulge-burning benefits. The article offered a response, amassing anecdotes from women, asking: Is it true?

 

On the one hand, as someone who might qualify for professional-breastfeeder status, I warmed to the article’s positive pose. A mother of five, I have nursed for a total of more than ten years—a full quarter of my life̵...

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Find Stillness to Cure the Illness

Posted by samfordchiro@gmail.com on February 27, 2015 at 12:50 AM Comments comments (0)

It’s a busy day, and you’re inundated by non-stop e-mails, text messages, phone calls, instant message requests, notifications— interruptions of all kinds.

 

The noise of the world is a dull roar that pervades every second of your life. It’s a rush of activity, a drain on your energy, a pull on your attention—until you no longer have the energy to pay attention or take action.

 

It’s an illness, this noise, this rush. It ca...

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Mythology of Science Based Medicine

Posted by samfordchiro@gmail.com on February 24, 2015 at 12:45 AM Comments comments (0)

The current healthcare debate has brought up basic questions about how medicine should work. On one hand we have the medical establishment, with its enormous cadre of M.D.s, medical schools, Big Pharma, and incredibly expensive hospital care. On the other, we have the semi-condoned field of alternative medicine that attracts millions of patients a year and embraces literally thousands of treatment modalities not taught in medical school.

 

One side, mainstream medicine, promo...

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Antibiotics and the Aware Parent

Posted by samfordchiro@gmail.com on February 20, 2015 at 12:45 AM Comments comments (0)

Acute Otitis Media is the most common upper respiratory condition treated in pediatric offices and the treatment of this condition continues to be the most controversial in the medical community (1-3).

 

The majority of children suffering from Acute Otitis Media will automatically be placed on antibiotics despite growing evidence that suggests there’s only a marginal benefit from this form of care (4).

 

The pediatric community is being confronted prima...

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Children May Not Need Antibiotics for Acute Infective Conjunctivitis

Posted by samfordchiro@gmail.com on February 17, 2015 at 12:45 AM Comments comments (0)

Antibiotics are not necessary for most children with acute infective conjunctivitis, according to the results of a randomized, double-blind trial published in the June 22 Early Online Publication issue of The Lancet.

 

“We have shown that symptoms resolve without antibiotics in most children with acute infective conjunctivitis,” lead author Peter W. Rose, from the University of Oxford, England, said in a news release. “The health economic argument against an...

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Ear Infections: Antibiotics Not Necessary

Posted by samfordchiro@gmail.com on February 12, 2015 at 12:45 AM Comments comments (0)

A landmark study published in Pediatrics has shown that treating ear infections with antibiotics has no benefit when compared to doing nothing (McCormick 2005). In this study 223 children were divided into two groups. One group received antibiotics, the other group received only medicines for symptom relief. The study sought to evaluate several outcomes including (1) parent satisfaction with their child’s care, (2) resolution of symptoms, and (3) failure and recurrence rate. The study w...

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