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...
by Gary ‘Z’ McGee
Cross-posted from WakingTimes.com
To be or not to be, is that not the essential question? Or maybe it’s: to become or not to become. Or perhaps Carl Sandberg’s question, “Have I, have you, been too silent? Is there an easy crime of silence?”
Either way, this article will change you. My advice to you, here at the outset, is to ask yourself: am I courageous enough to change. If the answer is “no,” then stop reading. If the answer is “yes,” then take everything you’ve been conditioned, brainwashed and spoon-fed into believing and toss it out the window, along with the baby and the bathwater...
Editor's Note from Sue O'Callahan: If you are stuck, complacent, uninspired, lacking in gratefulness or simply in dire need of change...read on. And then go for it!
Editor's Note: Self care is such an important lesson parents can began teaching their infants soon after birth. Massage is a great technique to start with. Infant massage helps relieve colic, constipation, digestive problems, and insomnia. These massage techniques are gentle and easy to learn.
Massage & Bodywork
Editor's Note from Margaret Marchuk: If you have concern about the environment along with your baby's, or grandbaby's health, this video offers a few basic baby products that are non-toxic to the planet and safe for little ones.
Eco-Products & Services
by Denise Hedges
Our sweet kitty cat, Tootsie, died on February 7. She was 18.
I still “see” her everywhere around the house. She was my constant companion for as long as I’ve lived here. I got her from the pound when she was just a baby kitten...
Editor's Note from Sandra Miniere: Denise Hedges shares a story about the death of her treasured cat and reflects on the valuable life and death lessons she learned from this process. Pets teach us how to love unconditionally, live fully and surrender to death when it is our time. Her perspective reminds us that we can face death with courage and leave our loved ones filled with LOVE to ease their grief.
by Atula Gupta
Researchers from the China Meitan General Hospital have found that acupuncture, the procedure of inserting needles at specific points on the body, can help in the delivery process by speeding it up. The researchers also added that the procedure was safe for mom and the baby...
Editor's Note: This is a great article for people who like research studies confirming the effectiveness of acupuncture. The researchers in this study used electroacupuncture at a single acupuncture point to demonstrate that acupuncture can shorten the duration of the active phase of the first labor stage. This is great news for all expectant moms!
by Dr. Jason Watts, DC
Having a baby is one of the most exciting times in your life. You bring this little bundle of joy into your home. You knew the first few months will be a challenge, getting up every few hours for feedings...
Editor´s Note from Abbey Denaro: March is Colic Awareness Month. Colic is when a baby cries for at least 3 hours per day. It is also one of the most common reasons why parents bring their children to the chiropractor.
by Mary Jennings, MICCH, RA
Most people today have, at one time or another either used, or at least smelled Essential Oils. Some of the most popular Essential Oils are Lavender, Chamomile and Citrus Oils. The benefits of using Essential Oils are numerous. Essential Oils can be used in various ways; direct inhalation, diffusing, massage and in bath water. More esoteric uses include balancing the Chakra System, working with the Auric Field and infusing crystals with the healing energy of an Essential Oil...
Editor's Note: Essential Oils have amazing healing properties. In this article... discover the plant parts that are used to make the different oils on the market, money saving tips on purchasing Carrier Oils and a gentle baby oil recipe. Also, I discuss various Carrier Oils you can purchase at your local grocery store without compromising quality.
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