A father’s testimonial

“As new parents she gave us methodologies and resources of helping baby and ourselves adapt to the ever changing environment.” “She did a fantastic job supporting our family’s breastfeeding goals, teaching my wife different strategies to help make it easier for her and baby. She provided multiple tips and comforted us as new parents.”

Advanced Certification Training for Postpartum Professionals

I joined the Postpartum Renaissance with the Newborn Mothers Collective! I am so excited!   What I'll Learn: Embracing Baby Brain, Oxytocin And Why Love Conquers All Communication and Why Silence is Golden Birth Is About Making Moms Too Ayurveda, The Ancient Art And Science of Living Advanced Postpartum Nutrition Introduction To Ayurvedic Bodywork For … Continue reading Advanced Certification Training for Postpartum Professionals

Fever? Do not fear…

Reposted from Benton's Integrative Medicine's Health Blog providing information on how to prevent and/or cure certain health issues through holistic practices: https://bentonintegrative.blogspot.com/2016/12/fever-no-need-to-fear.html Fever is totally normal with illness and is the body's way of healing the body.  It should not be suppressed as that slows healing by stopping the action of fever which is the body’s … Continue reading Fever? Do not fear…

Petition: Perform large scale studies of vaccinated and un-vaccinated children

One in six US children has a learning or behavior problem.  One in ten has asthma.  One in ten has ADHD.  One in thirteen has a food allergy.  One in fifty has autism.  Thirty five hundred children a year die from Sudden Infant Death Syndrome.  Seven hundred and fifty thousand children suffer from seizures. https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/five-year-moratorium-childhood-vaccinesContinue reading Petition: Perform large scale studies of vaccinated and un-vaccinated children

Language Development

READING + STORYTELLING + SINGING + Talking = Language Development These precious moments help develop a love for words and language.  Talking, reading and singing teaches expressive and receptive language, encourages listening skills, builds a bond between caregivers, and most importantly benefits brain development! Reading is the key that unlocks the door to learning... Read short stories, … Continue reading Language Development

A Fact-by-Fact Response to Vaccines 101: Too Much Too Soon?

Shared article from Vaccine Links

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There’s an article circulating from the scientificparent.org that I’d like to go over as I’ve seen it popping up a lot. I admit I was impressed by the article: It’s well-written, well-resourced, doesn’t call parents “ignorant” and doesn’t even mention Jenny McCarthy… That’s progress!

However, when it comes to the facts, there are some things that are lacking.

The Immune System: Antigens, Antibodies, and Allergies

The Immune System and Antigens

First off, the article does a great job explaining what antigens are. This is important… Parents should know and understand the components of vaccines! Antigens in a vaccine are the weakened or killed virus, bacteria, or toxoid which antibodies are produced against.

The article goes on to talk about how antigens work with the immune system. The mistake, however, is assuming that vaccines affect the immune system in the same way as pathogens that we come across naturally in our…

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