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Vaccine Ruling

Dr. Jay Gordon is a highly esteemed pediatrician here in Los Angeles. He is a Western medical doctor who practices with good common sense and a big heart. This letter came in from him to me today, so I thought I would post it regarding the continued heated issue of vaccinations, please read this, it is interesting more than anything because it comes from a man who has been practicing for almost three decades.


We Should Consider Side Effects Before Medicating Our Children

Sometimes the vaccine or medication that we consider using on our children is worse than the problem that we are trying to prevent. We should, as parents try to educate ourselves on all of the facts of a situation before jumping into a decision because someone said it was a good idea.

I am not suggesting that that is what happened in this case, but saying that because of cases such as this we should remember to always try our best to consider all the facts from both sides.


The Root Of The Problem

Most women spend countless hours and days of their lives suffering with menstrual symptoms-either PRE menstrual symptoms, PERI menstrual symptoms, and sometimes POST menstrual symptoms. IT can be so bad that high doses of pain killers are required to get through, which, is completely counterproductive to good health. This can, in fact, cause a lot of damage to one's body.


Teach Your Children To Be Wise

I cringe when I see kids eating flourescent "treats". Kids don't understand that food is not cobalt blue or ruby red naturally. This kind of thing needs to be explained. They don't know that food coloring has been found to be correlated with brain damage.  It is our responsibility as parents to not only educate ourselves, but to educate our children. They are depending on you!


Herbal Medicine

Many people think if it is natural, it can't hurt you. But, that is not true. HErbs are very powerful and should be used under the guidance of a licensed professional with the experience and expertise to use herbal medicine in a manner in which is appropriate for you. I thought this article was interesting bc it illustrates very nicely just how powerful one common herb used in Chinese and other forms of alternative medicine can be--in a good way, when used wisely> 


Changing Your Diet- for you, your family and your old age!

People often say that some of the dietary recommendations that we make may be difficult to execute in today's day and age where people drink alcohol, eat fast food and junk more often than not-that in fact, those indulgences are life's pleasures.

I would ask to stop and think one moment on the impact that changing something as simple as diet may have on not only yourself, but on the rest of your family and the years ahead for all of you. 


How Much Fish Should One Eat?

This is a tough question. I have found numerous different opinions on this subject matter. This article is an interesting one on mercury, figuring our how much one can eat safely, and the politics of information! 


Heated Issue In Politics

This is from October 2008, but we felt it was important to post bc of the relevance of this issue to the rights of individuals to make their own health choices.

Raw milk for many can be much like the consumption of yoghurt or kiefer, filled with lots of organisms that may boost the immune system--more so even with raw milk bc the word "raw" means it has not been pasteurized. Sounds awful to a lot of you right? But, some people say it has been the reason for life changing quality of health. We drink it in our family!


Sugar Free!

Are you one of those people grabbing items off the shelf that say "sugar free" and giving them to your family? Lots of people are! They think this means that it is healthier. But, the truth is most things that say "sugar free" have toxic sugar substitutes in them that are so unhealthy for you it isn't even funny! They can cause terrible diseases. It would be better to eat sugar than a sugar substitute. Amongst the natural "sugars" there are many choices, some good, some not so good. This article gives you a run down.


Chicken Pox

AS any of you who have children know, parenting is a tough job--probably the toughest there is.
Knowing what the right thing to do is under any circumstance is difficult and when it comes to your child's health--even harder. Some parents have decided to deal with chicken pox in an interesting way. I can tell you, if you chose this route, there are lots of ways to minimize the symptoms and accelerate the healing process. Read this article: 




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