by Leslie Hewitt, DC
Just like the start of an AA meeting, and with much respect for how they start their meetings, here it goes: I am Dr. Leslie Hewitt and I am a member of the CCA. The California Chiropractic Association is the organization I have decided to step up and assist with leadership as the new Chair of Conventions and Seminars...
Editor's Note from Beth Wisniewski: First find your inner "ROR" and then you will increase your Return On Relationships, in every aspect of your life. Dr. Hewitt discusses why she is involved in the California Chiropractic Association in this article. Taken from a more global view, it is truly a call to action for everybody to get involved and give back in whatever capacity they feel comfortable in. This is not limited to DCs, rather it is Dr. Hewitt role modeling for all of us how to live a service oriented life while building and maintaining our relationships.
Editor´s Note from Cathy Alinovi: Many pet parents are faced with what to do when their favorite friend has great mental awareness but can no longer walk - either rear legs only or all four legs. For some families, the solution is a cart - a doggie wheel chair. Eddie's Wheels makes some of the best balanced, most comfortable carts out there - ask Auggie.
Animals & Pets
by Julian Winston
The late, extraordinary homeopathic historian, Julian Winston, presented a visual construct of 'what is homeopathy and what is not' within an historical context. It is republished here courtesy of his wife, homeopath and Chairperson International Council for Homeopathy – Gwyneth Evans...
by Walter J. Crinnion, ND
The more I work with chronically ill people, the bigger my organic garden gets. As a naturopathic physician I deal with a lot of chronically ill people. Many of them have been through the conventional medical system with no success, so they show up at my doorstep. One day Steve showed up. Over six feet tall and 200 pounds, he dwarfed me, and was quick to mention that my hair was thinning...
Editor's Note from Wendy Wells: Walter Crinnion is well-known for his knowledge and enthusiasm about Environmental Medicine.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and several State OSHA programs are investigating questions and complaints from hair salon owners and workers about possible formaldehyde exposure from using Brazilian Blowout and other hair smoothing products. Some of these products have been labeled as "formaldehyde-free..."
Editor's Note from Susan Lutz: Beauty can come at a price. Cost is only one aspect of what is charged. Shimmering hair may soak your body with toxins such as formaldehyde, a price that will may play hard on your health in the future. Brazalian Blowout and other hair smoothing products are being investigated by OSHA as dangerous and the product labeling as misleading. Many countries, counties, and states are not waiting and starting their own call for caution, and in some cases, even removed some lines from the market.
by Tina Rayner
Here’s a riddle I’ve created around chin hair: “What is something you can see, but can’t feel; can’t see, but can feel and see and feel, but can’t do anything about?” No matter how many times I’ve stood in front of my billion times magnified mirror, chin hair riddles me...
Editor´s Note from Tina Rayner: As crazy as it may be that I'm even admitting I have them, my chin hairs have taught me three spiritual lessons that can lead us all to being what the enlightened teacher Ramtha called, "joyfully free."
by David Jockers, DC
Over 25 million female American women are losing their hair and suffering the emotional distress that comes with this process. The latest research has shown that hormones seem to be the major player in this embarrassing condition. Fortunately, there are solutions in both nature and nurture that support hormone balance and a return to normal function...
Editor's Note from Shawn Tassone: The main cause of hair loss in women is transient and related to stress, but here is an article that describes other causes and how you can try supplements and hormones.
Editor's Note from Diane Renz: My heart was touched when a client, who is integrating her full value and healing from continual objectification, shared this song with me to express her internal experience. We are all learning how to relate to ourselves with increasing kindness, in a culture which defines worth based on exterior measures, this video speaks to self-acceptance on a universal level, but also educates more specifically regarding our assumptions and judgments and values for inclusivity or exclusivity relative to race.
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