Archive for the ‘Health’ Category

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Do Your Research!: Antibiotics

Antibiotics: they’ve become somewhat controversial lately.  Doctors say they’re overused.  There are scares about MRSA (Methycillin Resistant Staphyloccocus Aureus) and other serious, antibiotic-resistant diseases.  And yet, pediatricians frequently prescribe them for ear infections and other illnesses.  When are they necessary?  When are they not?  Do Your Research! and find out.

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Do Your Research!: Vaccines

We’ve shared in the past that we don’t vaccinate our kids, and all the reasons why we don’t.  But we (and most others who don’t vaccinate) have been accused of doing poor research.  Plus, there are a lot of families out there who feel really uneasy about vaccines but just don’t know where to begin.  So, I’m going to set out several questions and unbiased sources here that you can use to start your research, if you are so inclined.

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Sunscreen: To Use, or Not to Use?

Sunscreen.

Now that it’s getting warm outside (which is super awesome!), if you happen to find yourself in the middle of any given group of mothers, you’ll find them obsessively slathering their little ones with sunscreen before they go out to play.  After all…we wouldn’t want them to get any sunburns!

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Why “Natural” On Labels Means Nothing

These days, there’s a lot of controversy over using the word “natural” on products. In fact, there is no standard for the label at all. This opens up a lot of arguing on what can be considered “natural” and a lot of rather fraudulent (in my opinion) use of the term.

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Updates on Bekah’s Allergies

It’s been a couple months now since we started working hard on Bekah’s treatment. We got the prescriptions for B-12 injections and glutathione cream in October. Unfortunately, within a few days, Bekah’s eczema flared up horribly and she began waking up every night, angry and itchy. She also wasn’t napping well or at all, so she was spending most days and nights throwing tantrums constantly. We continued to give her sublingual B-12 everyday, in hopes that would make some difference.

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Rebekah’s Allergies Story

Rebekah’s story is kind of long. But it explains everything that we’re up against! A brief summary — Bekah has suffered from allergies since she was very young, and we’re still struggling to figure it out. She’s a bit language delayed and we recently found out she’s severely deficient in certain nutrients. This story details my pregnancy, her birth, and her life, as well as everything we’ve learned so far. As we try/learn more, I will post updates!

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I’m Kate, mama to 5 and wife to Ben.  I love meeting new people and hearing their stories.  I’m also a big fan of “fancy” drinks (anything but plain water counts as ‘fancy’ in my world!) and I can’t stop myself from DIY-ing everything.  I sure hope you’ll stick around so I can get to know you better!

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