These types of “brain malfunctions” have become so commonplace that many think of them as normal. It’s now so “normal” that children, teens and twenty-somethings are showing these symptoms.
Hand sanitizers are, in principle, a good idea. But the ingredients in most commercially available ones contain a toxic soup of chemicals, fragrances, dyes and preservatives. Why put harmful, immune lowering chemicals on your skin – the very same skin which so readily absorbs toxins into your blood stream?
Living in a multicultural household, our children are learning customs, traditions, language and foodstuffs from my Greek heritage and as well as Manfred’s Swabian heritage. I’m starting to think that sometimes, for children, learning these additional customs and traditions – in addition to our American lifestyle – gets a bit, er, mundane.
On New year’s Day, my Greek relatives make a “Vasilópita**” (pronounced something like: va-see-lo-pee-ta), or a New Year’s Cake in honor of St. Basil’s name day. In Greece, in lieu of a St. Nick or Santa Claus figure, Greek children believe St. Basil comes and gives them presents on January 1st. (read more about St. Basil)
Admittedly, I had not kept up this tradition with our family, which by now has 5 children to pass traditions on to. But for 2015, I decided it would be a good learning tool for the children, and satisfy my sweet tooth at the same time! So I ventured into making my first Vasilópita (download the recipe below).
But alas, I digress from the point of my story… At snack time, our then 6 yr old son Manny, asked for “a piece of that cake” for his snack. “And what do you call that cake,” I queried? “That ‘New Year’s Cake,’” he quickly replied. “Yes, it is a New Year’s cake, but what is the Greek name for it?” He couldn’t answer me. So I quickly gave a pronunciation lesson to he and Gerd, our then 2 ½ year old son.
Although I wasn’t keen on the idea of having even more laundry to keep up with, I thought it was worth the effort. However, fate had a different plan.
Avoiding synthetic or artificial fragrances will go a long way towards improving your health. These implicitly harmful petroleum-based fragrances have been implicated in a host of chronic diseases. They are categorized as neurotoxic, excitotoxic and some are even carcinogenic (cause cancers)!
They also contain “scent suppressors” (think of products like “Febreeze”). Scent suppressors inhibit and reduce your ability to smell and taste, which in turn, limits your ability to “smell” when something is harmful and should otherwise be avoided!
Going UNSCENTED is easier &
more important than you may think
START SMALL! Today, make a promise to yourself to
BUY UNSCENTED LAUNDRY PRODUCTS!!
Sweat stinks! But it is an essential part of the body’s toxin elimination routine. Commercial deodorants, such as those found at your local drug store, work by suppressing or stopping the body’s sweat, thus keeping all those toxins inside. In addition, they all contain chemicals like artificial fragrances, aluminum and parabens
Female, 5 months old, began with a moderate eczema, all over her head which looked like cradle cap (Seborrheic dermatitis) (see example picture). In the past, her mom tried the homeopathic remedy Calcarea carbonica which kept the cradle cap at bay- until this illness occurred. With the development of the sniffles, the eczema spread to…
Female, 62, had extensive restorative dental work done on the left side of her mouth including 1 crown, 3 partial crowns (all redone with porcelain) and 5 amalgam replacements (with composite fillings). In the first few weeks she noticed some fatigue and aching which soon resolved. However, sensitivity on the left side in her teeth…
Has your child ever swallowed a foreign object? Chances are, the answer is yes! Perhaps it was a coin, a marble, a toy, a paperclip, a magnet, a battery, or a pen cap. Hopefully, there were no problems, and the object came out as it should. I would like to share with you what happened when our 3½-year-old boy swallowed a quarter and how we used homeopathy to help.
Learn tips on how to protect your homeopathic remedies while flying and how to use homeopathy to help cope with some of flying’s common side effects.