by Jeane Rhodes, PhD
In Part One, we introduced the difficulty of attributing consciousness to the unborn child and newborn infant. To the neurologists, consciousness itself is only a manifestation of neurological functioning, so the debate involves establishing that structures are in place to account for consciousness. There is some evidence that the development of fetal organs, structures, and systems are coincident to use...
Editor´s Note from Nancy Burnett: Jeane continues her introduction to the field of pre and perinatal psychology in this second part of a two-part series. She connects the history to consciousness and the psychoanalytic field and targets health as the central concern of value. Students, practitioners, and everyday readers will discover wisdom in Jean's introduction. See Part 1.
by Ian R. Luepker, ND, DHANP
Though most infants, even newborns, are communicating and interacting socially long before they can use language, parents eagerly await their toddler’s first words--a milestone that usually occurs around the child’s first birthday.
But for Simon, the time for this milestone came and went in silence...
Editor's Notes from Sima Ash: A wonderful case describing homeopathic remedy Nux Moschata which is made of nutmeg to bring equilibrium into a world of an autistic child with his sensory needs, stimming and tics.
by Dena Register, PhD, MT-BC
Part of being a music therapist is sharing your stories—incredible stories—of the triumphs, both great and small, that you encounter every day.
We often have the opportunity to witness the absolute best in the human condition, from the new parents who are learning to adapt and support their pre-mature infant to the family who is grappling with a hospice diagnosis of a loved one...
Music Therapy & Sound Healing
by Mary G. Enig, PhD
Promotion of soy foods as a replacement for animal foods such as eggs, fish, meat, milk and poultry in the diets of men, women, children and infants in the US is being aggressively pursued... At the same time, a number of scientists and writers have issued warnings about the adverse effects of soy, citing both the scientific literature dating back over 60 years as well as recently published studies...
by Connie Bogner
That’s what the FDA believes is ok when it comes to exposing our babies and children to toxic chemicals, such as formaldehyde and 1,4 dioxane. Watch out fellow label-reading moms, you won’t see these toxins on the ingredients list because they are byproducts of the formulation..
Editor's Note: Children and infants are uniquely vulnerable to environmental toxins. Exposure to chemicals found in everyday products such as baby shampoo, bath wash, and creams have an increased ability to cause harm because of the rapid developmental processes that are occurring...
You’d think a newborn baby would have a fresh start when it comes to toxic chemicals. But chemicals move across the placenta, so a baby emerges with some of the same pollution in its system as its mother...
Editor´s Note from Zorica Denton: This article is very informative about toxic chemicals that can be passed to unborn child try mothers placenta. Once born, infants take in even more pollution, through breathing, eating, and passage through the skin, just as adults do. They are more sensitive to the chemicals and toxin than adults.
Eco-Products & Services
In a recent study, elderly retired volunteers were assessed after giving infants massage for a month versus receiving massage for a month themselves...The effects the elderly practitioners experienced were stronger from giving infants massages than receiving massages...
by Jack Bourla, DC
Research led by Jessie Garciaguirre and Karen Adolph published in Introduction to Infant Development, Oxford Press, 2007, showed that fourteen month old toddlers fall an average of fifteen times per hour while playing....
Editor's Note from Elizabeth Wisniewski: Did you know your toddler falls 15 times per hour on average? Multiply this per day, week, month, and even year and you will see that these repetitive micro injuries will add up quickly! In this article, Dr. Jack Bourla, discusses current research about childhood falls and how regular chiropractic check-ups can benefit your child so that they can grow into a healthy adult.
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