Twin Victory

by Jane Beal, PhD, CCE (BWI) When the waters were rising from January rains, and the California hills were all green,   when the white-woolly sheep were wandering in pastures and chewing the grass at their feet,   then the Victorious One went walking across the expanse of her fruitful olive farm,   carrying twin

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Rise and Pause

by Christine Waters, CCE Elizabeth Davis spoke so beautifully about the emotional phases of labor at the Midwifery Today Conference in Mount Laurel, NJ last month. Proposing that there is a sexual nature to birth that correlates with plateaus in labor, and explaining the different states of brainwaves in conjunction with the phases of labor,

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Chickpea Wraps

Chickpea Wraps 1 can chickpeas rinsed, drained and  skins peeled off 1 Tsp celery 1 tsp onion 1 tbsp Dijon mustard 1 tbsp avocado + more for topping 1/4  cup chopped tomatoes Whole grain tortilla wraps or romain leafs Mash chickpeas with a fork or put in food processor and pulse  to break down .

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Essential Oils May Confuse?

By Cathy Daub PT, CCE and CD(BWI) I had the honor some years ago of escorting Nils Bergman, MD to New Jersey hospitals where he gave talks about the importance of mother baby skin-to-skin contact.  He gave a fireside chat at the Stoney Brook Hospital in Long Island that I will never forget.  That and

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The Power of Water

By Cathy Daub, PT, CCE and CD(BWI) Water is essential to the human body.  In fact, the brain is 75% water.  Do you find yourself dehydrated very often?  A striking fact that may get you to think about drinking more water each day is that when you become dehydrated, your brain actually shrinks.1   An interesting

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Turning point in the history of birth preparation

by Michel Odent, MD The concept of birth preparation appeared suddenly in the middle of the twentieth century. “Methods” of preparation started to proliferate. Paradoxically, they were popularized by groups promoting “natural childbirth”, as if the words “methods” and even “preparation” were easily compatible with the word “natural”. The enormous credibility of all these methods

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A Favorite Recipe

Corn Bean Salsa in Cucumber cups with Avocado   1 can, fresh or frozen organic corn 1 can organic black beans rinsed 1 red pepper 1 pint of grape tomatoes 1 purple onion 1 jalapeño pepper 1/2 cup chopped cilantro Juice from one lime 2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar 3 cucumbers cut in thick

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