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Simple safety tips that can save children’s lives

February 8, 2014

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by Jan Kerrigan, R.N. and Polly Turpin —  The Arizona Child Facility Review Board recently reported that 48 percent of nearly 400 deaths of children between the ages of 1 and 17 years involved preventable accidents. Below is a list of simple, effective measures that could mean the difference between life and death. Children age […]

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Chemicals make children fat

June 26, 2013

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by Mary Budinger — Are toys, pacifiers and even scented shampoos driving the epidemic of childhood obesity? Researchers from the Children’s Environmental Health Center at the Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York have found an association between a class of chemical substances known as “phthalates” and obesity in young children. The percentage of obese […]

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Trimethylglycine (TMG) to the Rescue

June 1, 2013

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by Dr. Larry Wilson —  Many people believe or were taught that diet alone provides adequate nutrition and that we do not need to take nutritional supplements. I, too, believed this at one time. However, years of experience as a physician proved me wrong. Our food supply today is low in nutrients — even the […]

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The unique benefits of prenatal yoga

May 8, 2013

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by Karen L. Glick —  As the practice of yoga in the United States continues to grow in popularity, we learn more about its many benefits. Most of us begin our interest in yoga as a supplementary approach to physical fitness. However, as we continue to practice, we experience the mind-body-spirit connection so often referenced […]

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Detoxification for health

April 2, 2013

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by Dr. Larry Wilson —  Detoxification is the removal of waste matter from the body. Most of the waste matter is comprised of toxic chemicals and toxic metals, although other kinds of toxins are also eliminated. Detoxification is a critical bodily function that occurs 24 hours a day. You would soon die if anything went […]

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How hypnosis can help with childbirth

January 25, 2013

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by Sara L. Payne —  The fear of a painful childbirth that most women face today started long ago with the “Curse of Eve.” This belief that labor must be a painful experience has become embedded in many cultures — particularly in the Western world — across the centuries. But contrary to centuries of cultural […]

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Why you should massage your children

December 20, 2012

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by Tiffany Kuehn —  What would life be like if at birth, after exiting the softness and safety of the mother’s womb into the external world, newborns received a full body massage? What if every little part of the tiny baby was touched and soothed by the external world into which they were thrust? Imagine […]

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What is wrong with my stomach?

October 4, 2012

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by Dr. J. Michael Pece —  Clostridium difficile, also known as C. difficile or “C diff,” is a spore-forming bacteria that can be part of the normal intestinal flora in as many as 50 percent of children under the age of 2 and less frequently in children older than 2 years of age. The major […]

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Health updates

September 8, 2012

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The following is new information regarding gut bacteria in babies and the link to obesity, plus new studies on green tea aiding digestion. Gut bacteria predicts obesity The types of bacteria in a baby’s gut may determine their risk of becoming overweight or obese later in life, according to Finnish researchers. After analyzing fecal samples […]

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FDA admits mercury fillings may be unsafe

September 7, 2012

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In a dramatic reversal, the FDA has modified its long-standing assertion that mercury in dental fillings is completely harmless. This comes in the wake of a class-action lawsuit settlement in June 2008. Amalgam fillings have a silver color and are about 50 percent mercury. They release toxic mercury vapors into the mouth which are absorbed […]

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Childhood snoring

September 7, 2012

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by Dr. Nicholas Meyer —  Snoring is a mild sleep-breathing disorder, but it can be a harbinger of a more severe condition known as sleep apnea. The continuum for these conditions ranges from snoring on one end of the scale to sleep apnea to the other. One of the more common conditions we have seen […]

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Supplement Basics

August 30, 2012

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by Dr. Larry Wilson —  To function at your best, I recommend several basic food supplements. The most important are omega-3 fatty acids, iodine and vitamin D3. Additional minerals that are needed by most people are calcium, magnesium, zinc, manganese, chromium and selenium. Also very helpful are vitamins A, B, C, E and P (bioflavonoids). […]

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Subluxation from the birthing process

July 31, 2012

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by Dr. Anthony Montoya —  The birthing process can be very traumatic for an infant, as the doctor pulls and twists the baby’s head and neck during delivery. As a result, the baby can experience a subluxation in the atlas, the first spinal bone in the neck. A subluxation is the misalignment of a spinal […]

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