by Tori Hudson, ND
This randomized, double-blind trial of children was conducted in women who received probiotic milk or placebo from 36 weeks of pregnancy to 3 months postpartum during breastfeeding. Women were given 250 mL of probiotic low fat fermented milk or 250 mL placebo skimmed fermented milk per day.
Editor's Note: Dr. Tori Hudson is a foremost authority on women's natural health care. As a physician, educator, researcher, as well as author of Women's Encyclopedia of Natural Medicine, 2008 Edition, she shares with us her research and insights on associations between pre- and post-natal use of probiotics and eczema incidence among children.
by Corydon Ireland
Tell me a story.
That tender and urgent imperative appears to date to early humankind...
Editor's Note from Michael Williams: Last month saw a standing room only crowd come out to “Tell Me A Story” event sponsored by the Harvard College Students for Scholars at Risk. The event featured literary scholar Stephen Greenblatt and a number of other scholars and writers talking about the necessity of storytelling our world today.
by Rachel Webster,
ATH Asst. Editor of Exercise & Fitness
It's that time of year. Everyone wants to turn over a new leaf. Many people are starting new workouts or joining new classes or even starting with a trainer. Media tells us the majority of you are going to fall off the workout and health wagon by the end of the month, if you haven't already. I want to prove them wrong so I am going to give you one really great tip...
Editor´s Note from Rachel Webster: I am as guilty as anyone else at avoiding things I am not good at. I didn't play team sports in high school because I wasn't good at it. I tend to get involved in things I am naturally good at. It's human nature, I think. When it comes to exercise, though, if you want to see some changes or improvements, you need to get uncomfortable. You have to give yourself permission to be bad at it. I wish I understood this one concept as a kid. I would have tried more things. I hope this article helps you stay motivated to keep at your workout even if you think you are bad at it.
Exercise & Fitness
by Amy Herring
My 7 year old daughter Aeryn is normally a cheerful, happy-go-lucky child, but over the last few months, I have noticed a change in her behaviour. She has been acting out quite a bit - yelling, talking back, or ignoring us completely, and doing things that she knows she shouldn't do...
For more great articles on parenting, visit ATH's Family & Parenting section.
by Danielle Nierenberg
Over a 15-month period, researchers with Nourishing the Planet traveled to 25 countries in sub-Saharan Africa highlighting stories of hope and success in agriculture. The project's on-the-ground research unearthed hundreds of environmentally sustainable solutions for reducing hunger and poverty...
by Kate Townsend, LAc, LMP
You're not alone if the gray skies have you feeling more lackluster than normal. Seasonal affective disorder, or SAD, affects 10 to 25 million Americans; 75% of which are women. SAD occurs during winter months when shorter days and reduced sunlight inhibit serotonin production...
by Demi Langford and Sunny Stasburg
Have you set your New Years Resolutions yet? Or do you feel discouraged because last years resolutions got tossed aside within the first 2 weeks? If so, you’re not alone. Statistics show that only 45% of Americans even set New Years Resolutions. And out of those that do, 25% don’t maintain after the first week, and by 6 months more than half of those who set resolutions have let them go...
by Michael Williams,
ATH Co-Editor of Therapeutic Storytelling
I offer five of my favourite storytelling web sites for an array of seasonal tales and storytelling resources relevant to the month of December and the winter season. Enjoy...
We at ATH are committed to bringing together a worldwide community of individuals and organizations
dedicated to informing and educating people on topics relating to alternative healing of mind, body,
spirit and the planet at large.
||Atlanta Web Expert: Affordable, reliable, web design and web application development services.