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Natural AntiViral Protection

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                                 Natural Immune support against viral infections in response to COVID-19 situation For most of us, it is far from life threatening.  It is the immune compromised or elderly individual who is at high risk for severe or lethal outcome.  I have written this article in the hopes of providing some suggestions to optimize your own immune system as well as remedies you may want to have on hand.  Some of these you will find at your local grocery or Amazon. I will leave a link below, where you can find most of these, and if you have trouble, I may be able to get them dropped shipped to you directly from the warehouse.  (For that, you can email me). As a healthcare provider and naturopath, I have some experience (20+ years) with supporting the immune system and coping with viral illness.  I know we are currently being told there are no vaccines or cures but what we are NOT being told, as it is not FDA approved, is that there are many foods a

Save BUFFALO's BABIES

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I am writing this article after the death of an infant, the second in 5 months, at a local birthing center.  As a midwife, this is hard to write as I feel I am betraying my profession but as an advocate for safe childbirth I feel the overwhelming need to speak out and speak up.  Even if just one mom or baby is saved, it is worth the world.  Even hospital births can have outcomes that are unexpected and unfortunate.  No one is immune to potential complications, however, most would choose the path of safest outcome.   Midwife, by definition, means “with woman”.  A midwife is someone who provides care and guidance to women of all ages but especially before, during and after childbirth.  This can take place in the home, birth center or hospital.   I am a Certified Nurse Midwife (CNM), who is hospital based for more than 21 years.  I was a labor and delivery nurse in a high risk facility for ten years prior. Even after 31 years, I wish I could say “I’ve seen it all” bu

LAUGHTER: A Potent Pill

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You don’t stop laughing because you grow old. You grow old because you stop laughing. — Michael Pritchard We all have that one friend (well at least I hope you do) that makes you laugh whether they are trying to be funny or not.  Without even swallowing a pill, you must realize, they are medicine for your soul. Deepak Chopra once said, “ the healthiest response to life is laughter”.  Those who surround themselves with people that make them laugh are generally less depressed, healthier and more optimistic.  Not taking life so seriously and having a go-with-the-flow-attitude will leave you more fulfilled at the end of the day. Laughter is like the master switch to wellbeing for your body and soul.   Being around people who laugh is highly contagious, an infection that should be welcomed into our lives, homes and workplaces.  Have you ever been around someone in a fit of giggles? It is very hard not to succumb. I remember this happening on a regular basis, to my mother's h

Save the Gallbladder

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Save The GALLBLADDER! It is estimated that 700,000 people in the United States have their gallbladders removed (cholecystectomy) each year.  But are all of them necessary? Could we do anything to prevent this all too common surgery? Unfortunately, years after surgery, a large number of people who have had their gallbladders removed, continue to have symptoms. This does not include those who have had an acute blockage.  But for many, The GI (Gastro-intestinal) discomfort or symptoms may have only changed l ocation or consistency.   Millions of individuals suffer from GI discomfort.  Many start treating themselves with over- the- counter products such as Rolaids or Tums as initially these do the trick. But the real problems (diet and low hcl levels) were never addressed and other than placing a temporary band aid on the situation.  Discomfort will soon become more dramatic requiring stronger medications ( more band aids), upper and lower GI testing and eventually the p
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FULL CIRCLE (an excerpt from “ PUSH Labor & Delivery from the Inside Out ”, by Catherine Stack ND, CNM ) Keri is a 40 year old Hospice nurse.  She worked hard for this pregnancy as she thought she was finished reproducing nineteen years ago.  Who could ask for more, a girl and a boy, a two years apart and life was good. That is, until last year when their 20 year old daughter was taken from them in a tragic car accident. I write this piece, in a most difficult chapter, almost in the moment.  This is one of those deliveries you feel that it was a gift to be at. I want to send the family a thank you note for allowing me the opportunity to be present at this birth. Beautiful is an understatement when describing this birth.  It was raw and powerful. It was miraculous and it was healing. It was absolutely one of the most touching births I have been privileged to hold to memory. A piece of Heaven was surely in the room.  Keri’s 19 year old son, surely traumatized by the
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  I don’t often get the common cold and I have not ever gotten the flu (or flu shot).  Prevention  and early treatment are essential to get through the “sick” season relatively unscathed and I’m going to share my best tips and supplement protocols with you.  Prevention is always best, but having a plan for when illness creeps in will have you feeling better in no time. Keeping items in stock will help you turn things around rapidly.  You can’t afford to wait a few days for a delivery when you are ill and I’m sure you won’t be up to shopping. Prevention is Key Now I am not the girl who sanitizes everything as there is something to be said about building up the immune system, but hand washing is extremely important when it comes to spreading germs.  I know some people complain that their hands become dry and chapped (you might need more healthy fats in your diet), but this is not a valid excuse not to wash your hands frequently throughout the day.   Vitamin D3 is extremel