by Louise Kuo Habakus
Hey parents, this new normal ain't ok
Two hundred years ago, English poet William Wordsworth bemoaned man's preoccupation with the material world and our lost connection to nature and what truly matters. Can you relate? We are so attuned to the rhythms of social and daily commerce around us that new realities normalize and we settle for them. Even when they aren't remotely acceptable.
This is the U.S. today:
- 54% of kids are sick, fat, and at risk for developmental delays: they have allergies, asthma, ADHD, autism, arthritis, apraxia, anxiety disorders, and that's just the A's
- #1 infant death rate*
- #1 maternal mortality rate*
- #2 preterm birth rate* (1 in 8)
- #5 C-section rate* (1 in 3 and double the rate of countries with the best infant and maternal outcomes)
* rank among developed countries
The new childhood normal is deeply unsettling. What's a mama to do?
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We have the Thinking Moms Revolution, Holistic Moms Network, and Mothering.com. When it comes to family health and wellness, moms are usually in charge.
But not always. Dads do it, too! Admit it... you're curious, right?
Dr. Larry hands the microphone to a gregarious and inspiring dad in his practice and plans to ask the things we want to know:
- What does it look like when holistic dads take the lead?
- How did they make the shift to living more holistically?
- What did it take to get their wives and other family members on board?
- How do conversations go with other men about health and raising their kids?
- How did holistic medicine help them evaluate and deliver more appropriate care for their children?
Read our dad's bio below and tune in on August 27. This promises to be a show full of passion and heart …Read More >>
Parents, it’s that time of year again.
Ah, end of summer. A bittersweet time for our children, as they bid goodbye to lazy days in the pool and frolics in the park, our days give way to preparing for...Back to School! We trade the smell of fresh-cut grass and ripe berries for the aroma of fresh notebooks and pencils. And for many of us natural-minded folk, that also means packing those school lunches!
Packing your child’s lunch provides a host of benefits: ensuring your child is eating meals that are balanced, and nutrient-dense is welcome peace of mind when they are typically barraged by sugary, deep-fried and nutrient-devoid “food” choices at school. However, packaging lunch for portability with disposable materials is costly and extremely harmful to the environment. It’s estimated that the average school student lunch produces 67 pounds of waste per year, which can total up to 18,000 pounds per school!
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