Varicella in Foreign Parts

June 9, 2010

Well, 6 weeks after exposure, my daughter did get her first 2 pox! This is a little strange because chicken pox usually comes 7, 14 or 21 days after exposure.  At 21 days post exposure, she had a fever and aversion to light – but we went to my friend’s house (to see her new […]

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Chicken Pox!

April 19, 2010

I asked my 3 year old last week if she would like to have chicken pox.  She replied, “No thank you.” But, it is chicken pox season, and I want her to receive natural immunity to the infection. Fortunately, a playmate had his first spots on a morning she spent with him.  So spirits willing, […]

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The Question of Vaccination

March 31, 2010

I believe NOT that mercury vaccines, or MMR specifically cause autism. I believe that the immune systems and gastrointestinal (GI) systems  are damaged by bad gut bugs & TOO MANY vaccines, TOO EARLY in life. I believe there is the old fashioned autism from pre-1980s that is probably mostly genetic, and a newer neurological disorder […]

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What is the most valuable supplement to take in Pregnancy?

March 8, 2010

The single most valuable way to support your child, is to avoid stressors, rest appropriately when pregnant, eat well and eat fermented foods with every meal. What are fermented foods? Fermented Foods include yogurt, kefir, refrigerated sauerkraut and kimchee.  They are foods that have had beneficial bacteria introduced to it.  The bacteria grow as the […]

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Joy in the Bowl

February 24, 2010

In Portland, we are very fortunate to have many visionary healers.  One of them, whom I admire is Tami Kent. On her blog, she wrote: What do you hold in your bowl? The female body is powerful: what we hold in our center we manifest in our lives. What we hold in our center, we […]

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What is a midwife?

February 5, 2010

What is a midwife?

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Calling Out for Bellies, AT-MAM in pregnancy is Amazing…

December 22, 2009

Just in case I haven’t been clear enough: Since I starting applying the Argivo Techniques of Maya Abdominal Massage, I have been startled by the ease of childbirth relative to my experiences before administering the massage. A session of Maya Abdominal Massage (or a package) is a great way to Bless a pregnant woman! Call […]

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The Right to Hope by Jerome Groopman, MD

December 2, 2009

To hope under the most extreme circumstances is an act of defiance that…permits a person to live her life on her own terms. It is part of the human spirit to endure and give a miracle a chance to happen. From the Anatomy of Hope Dedicated to my patients.

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Raw Onions… in the fight against pandemic flu!

November 13, 2009

This really wasn’t meant to be a Blog about swine flu, but it is kind of fascinating.  There is a shift in consciousness for us because we feel vulnerable to volatile “markets”, H1N1 virus and floods.  This is a little bit different for those of us who are the children of baby boomers.  It’s like […]

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Why are Pregnant Women a priority group for H1N1 vaccination?

November 9, 2009

The CDC reports that 28 pregnant women have died since H1N1 flu erupted.  That represents 6% of the population of people who have died, whereas pregnant women only represent 1% of the population in general. All 28 pregnant women who died had asthma or were obese. Pregnant women may be at greater risk of dying […]

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