Review of Natural Eczema Remedies

Long-time readers of this medical information resource blog (bless you) may know that we struggle with eczema in our youngest son. Here is my first article here on that experience: Natural Remedies for Eczema. Since then, one of the regular readers of this blog – the mother of a little boy who was “allergic to everything,” […]

Breastfeeding Benefits: Does Nursing Make Your Baby Smarter?

Study published recently in JAMA Pediatrics examined the relationship between length of breastfeeding and later cognitive development at ages 3 and 7 years. They measured language development, visual motor development, memory, and IQ. The authors conclude that duration of breastfeeding is correlated with IQ later in life. Just add SMARTER KIDS to the growing list of breastfeeding benefits!

Missing the Point on Organic Produce

The debate is about whether organic produce has more nutrition than produce grown with pesticides. This debate misses the point! It’s about not eating all those pesticides! The organophosphates that are neurotoxins. These toxins are linked to developmental delay, lower IQ, and behavior problems in our children (like ADHD). So, the question should be: are organic foods healthier? The answer is YES! Eat organic foods because they are healthy foods. If they are more nutritious, as some studies report, that’s just an added bonus.

A Mother’s Experience with Natural Eczema Remedies

A mother’s experience with natural, home remedies for eczema: nutrition, avoiding triggers, supplements, and skin care.

Introducing Tasha and Mike: A Mother’s Experience

Mothers often know more than doctors. A mother with a sick child has seen and heard it all, has been to many “experts,” and has often tried many “alternative” remedies. We can all learn from a mother’s experience. Introducing Tasha, mommy to Mike, who will share her experience here on this site, on the topics of eczema, asthma, allergies, and some natural remedies.

11 Home Remedies to Treat Eczema (plus one more)

Many children (and adults) with allergies or asthma also struggle with Eczema – atopic dermatitis of the skin. This is a review of Eczema, and description of 11 natural remedies to try at home – instead of more steroids.

Interview with Dr. Janice Joneja

As I promised last week, when I introduced food allergy expert Dr. Janice Joneja, the following is a transcript of my first interview with Dr. Jonega: This is the transcript (provided by www.castingwords.com) Interview with Dr. Joneja. Warning – this is over 3,000 words. Just listen to the Podcast of the Interview with Dr. Joneja. […]

Rhinitis of Pregnancy: Allergic Rhinitis, or Something Else?

There is a huge amount of medical literature devoted to treating Allergic Rhinitis during pregnancy. The only problem is – most rhinitis experienced during pregnancy is NOT the result of Allergies!!

A Couple Great Sites for Healthcare Info

healthTap.com I want to recommend 2 great sites for soon-to-be mothers, mothers of newborns, and mothers of babies in their first year of life (Dr. Greene’s site is for all children, too): www.HealthTap.com www.DrGreene.com Ron Gutman is founder and CEO of HealthTap, “your Home for Health”. The site officially just launched last month, April 2011. […]

Better Living Through LESS Chemistry: Our Food

Despite being banned in this country in 1972, the pesticide DDT can still be found in many foods in this country. Even “safe” pesticides that are allowed and widely used, are proven carcinogens and have other horrifying effects on our children. This post brings you the GOOD NEWS – some of our food seems to be relatively free of these poisons. Here is how to eliminate 90% of the pesticides from your food!

Alternative Medicine Labels: Homeopathy, Naturopathy, Osteopathy, Chiropractic, Ayurveda

Cruising the internet for health-related information, you will encounter all sorts of terms and claims. These alternative medicine labels are often used to imply superiority of method or approach by whoever is using them. For example, a site might claim that their remedies are homeopathic, or naturopathic, or “natural,” claiming superior results. With no judgment regarding which is superior, here is a description of these alternative medicine practitioner labels.

8 Things You Can Do To Reduce Your Child’s Nose Bleeds

We know that picking is the #1 cause of nose bleeds in children.
Short of sewing mittens on their hands so they can”t pick their noses, here are the things that you CAN do …