Interviewed by Susan Lutz, ATH Editor of Organic Living
Pregnancy can offer challenges on the organic path - from finding time and energy to shop and cook, to managing health and stress and of course, ultimately the birth. Lauren, author of Ginger is the New Pink: My journey towards healing with vegan whole foods, and editor at Crazysexylife.com returns to All Things Healing to share some of her experiences of keeping up with a healthy life for her and her baby on the way...
Amy, with support from some enthusiastic parents and their little chefs, roasts a gorgeous, golden turkey breast; steams green beans to serve with caramelized onions and lemon zest; and prepares a crispy outside & tender inside medley of root vegetables with...
Editor's Note: Kids love to help and will often try foods they have had a hand in cooking. Thanksgiving is a perfect time to get them involved, as you celebrate good wholesome food, gratitude and time with family.
by Mary Goyer, MS
Your body is like an eco-system, and it's not possible for every little part of you to NOT constantly be affecting every other part.
So if you follow a healthy fertility diet, you're going to notice that you feel better in general. That's good news...
Editor's Note from Neda Smith: Have you been struggling with fertility, having difficulties conceiving? Mary Goyer, who specializes in fertility, has written an article identifying the diet to help heal your body, heal your gut and so much more, so that you can create a beautiful baby of your own. When the body receives the proper nutrients your chances of conception increase dramatically.
by Samantha Peris, CNP, ROHP
Congratulations! You have consciously decided to start a family and are looking for some fantastic tips on how to boost your fertility naturally with foods? Well, you have come to the right place. The truth is your diet can play a major role in your fertility, as it has the ability to either hinder or enhance your body’s natural baby making skills. Why not give food a chance to prove to you it’s amazing power?
Editor´s Note: According to Samantha Peris, registered holistic nutritionist and owner of Nu-Roots.com, diet may play a huge role in trying to get pregnant and what better time is there to incorporate, healthy, whole foods into daily living? Consuming quality seeds provide excellent fiber while vegetables and fruit enrich and boost the body with powerful antioxidants. Along with good healthy bites, Samantha also mentions certain foods that never do a body justice, especially when trying to start a new family.
Editor's Note from Cathy Alinovi: Bottle-fed baby kitties are often sole kittens. Thus they don't have much snuggle time with litter mates. Stuffed animals can replace the need to snuggle. This kitty never stops the snuggle-fest.
Animals & Pets
by Lyssa Armenta
Many parents-to-be are blissfully unaware of the challenges that come with getting your baby to sleep. Naturally, the majority are not even thinking about how they will approach this and probably have a dreamy image of laying their baby in their crib to fall asleep peacefully. Experienced parents know that is not the typical situation and were quite surprised by how overwhelming sleep time can be...
Editor's Note from Carol Lawrence and Stacy Toten: We really love Lyssa's point here that there are alternatives to getting your baby to sleep. Old thinking, old ways we feel need to be laid to rest. Letting your baby cry themselves to sleep in their crib is not the most healthy alternative as Lyssa so eloquently points out. There are many alternatives to choose from. Please new parents seek out these new ways.
Family & Parenting
by Sylvia Poareo, MSW
A little girl who just became a big sister, is found in the baby’s room, leaning over the baby’s bassinet. She is overheard asking the baby in a whisper, “Tell me what God is like, I’m starting to forget...”
Editor's Note: This article affected me greatly. The word honor was what struck me most. Honoring our children's feelings as wisdom and listening to their instincts is important. This article offers great steps to help guide you on nurturing your child's inner voice.
Family & Parenting
Editor's Note from Julie Cerrato: It's never too early to begin nourishing your child. Ayurveda recommends abhyanga oil massage to protect against Vata early on, even for babies! This detailed video reviews how to massage an infant with specific attention to the stroke types, start times and environment (warm and comfortable). Abhyanga allows the nourishing oil to lubricate the skin, muscles and joints, calms the nervous system and encourages restful sleep. *Note that they are using organic coconut oil, which is fine during summertime, but luke warm sesame oil is best thoroughout the rest of the year when it is cold, to encourage ciruclation. Enjoy this wonderful practice with your baby and the beautiful bond it creates. Namaste.
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