Author Archives : Linda Palmer

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Natural Birth: It’s not just about the drugs.


The pursuit of a natural birth is not just about minimizing medical interventions and their attendant risks. It’s not about being super-woman enough to endure the powerful sensations. Every moment of the natural labor and birth process has a purpose leading to optimization of the emotional and physical health of mother and baby.

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Gut Flora in Treatment and Prevention of Autism


You think of your baby as one organism, but actually trillions of organisms are intricately involved in regulating your child. Imbalances in baby’s flora can lead to lack of tolerance to foods (food allergies), gastrointestinal distresses, and later gastrointestinal diseases. Poor gut flora is also linked to initiation of autoimmune diseases involving other parts of baby’s body—such as asthma, diabetes,…

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Autism: what causes it?


If you doubt that autistic symptoms have grown tremendously, talk to any grade school teacher who has taught since the 1970s. Regardless of the exact rate of increase, at over 2% of all children, this is an enormous epidemic that receives incredibly little attention toward discovering and preventing the causes.

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Breastmilk and Baby’s Gut Health


Beginning with the trip through the birth canal, every minute counts in the early effort to launch the healthiest-possible balance of gut microbes. The newborn digestive system is not ready at birth to handle much in the way of food, and the breasts know this. Immune protection is the first order of

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