akron children's hospitalIf a child has cancer, should the parents be forced to accept chemotherapy treatments without question?  What if the child is in so much severe pain and agony from the chemo that the side effects prove worse than the illness itself?

What if the child begs and pleads to stop the treatments because the suffering is so extreme?

Ulcerative ColitisEditor’s Note:  I met Gina Rieg at the Fourfold Path to Healing Conference in Baltimore in February 2012.  Her story of healing from Ulcerative Colitis using the GAPS Diet was so compelling to me that I asked her if she would be willing to write down her detailed story so that others in a similar situation might be inspired to heal through a change of diet instead of using drugs or surgery.  

raised bedsThe story of 4 year old Rosie and her garden that was threatened with removal in a subsidized housing development in South Dakota continues to develop at a rapid pace.

According to Kitchen Gardeners International (KGI), the property management company handling the 8-unit rental property and the property owner where Rosie and her single,

Rosie's gardenRoger Doiron, Director of Kitchen Gardeners International, has just provided an update on the situation in South Dakota where a 4 year old girl’s garden is threatened with removal by a property management company under contract from the USDA.  The child and her single, disabled mother live in a government subsidized housing development.  

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By Fitness Editor Paula Jager CSCS, Owner of Crossfit Jaguar

There are many reasons to start a fitness program–improving your health, body composition, mental well being and quality of sleep, increasing energy levels, enhancing sports performance and an overall better quality of life.  Most of these topics have been covered in previous articles and are not foreign concepts to any of us.

kitchen gardeners internationalWith each passing day, it seems the United States of America, “Land of the Free and Home of the Brave” is becoming more and more like the Communist Russia I learned about in elementary school where people weren’t allowed to grow their own food unless the State “allowed” it.

In this latest crackdown on citizens simply trying to provide for themselves using the most basic of skills –

breastfeedingThere are few things more demoralizing than failing to feed your newborn despite your best efforts to breastfeed. In my practice and among friends, I have found myself asking repeatedly, “What is going on here? What’s with the supply drama?”

Statistically, a full 50% of women are not able to meet their breastfeeding goals.