Resources

Birthing Options

Birthing Options

Lamazeinternational.org – A great source to get informed on birthing.  You can watch webinars and videos, learn healthy birth practices, network with other moms, and more.  The Lamaze Healthy Birth Practices help simplify the birth process with a natural approach that helps alleviate fears and manage pain.  Regardless of the baby’s size, labor’s length, and complexity, or the mother’s confidence level, these care practices will help keep labor and birth as safe and healthy as possible.

Cfmidwifery.org – Looking for a midwife?  Or just trying to find out the role of a midwife in the birthing process?  You’ve come to the right place!  Citizens for Midwifery is the only national consumer-based group that promotes the midwives model of care.
CfM provides information and resources that promote the local midwife, as well as midwives and midwifery care across the country.

Bradleybirth.com – This is a great birthing method, and I love the Bradley Method’s mission and vision of their classes, which stress the importance of healthy baby, healthy mother, and healthy families.  Their goal is to attract families who are willing to take the responsibility needed for preparation and birth.  They think that natural childbirth is an important goal since most people want to give their babies every possible advantage, without the side effects of drugs given during labor and birth.  Bradley Method® classes teach families how to have natural births.

Birthcenters.org – The American Association of Birth Centers promotes and supports birth centers as a means to uphold the rights of healthy women and their families, in all communities, to birth their children in an environment that is safe, sensitive, and cost-effective, with minimal intervention.

Mymidwife.org – The American College of Nurse-Midwives has embarked on an ambitious plan to help the United States refocus on and improve women’s health care services and, as a result, women’s health.  Their website is a great resource to find a midwife, and it aims to redefine how women understand the health care options available to them.  It reveals truths about the value of midwifery care and dispels myths about midwives in the United States, and it also describes the education and experience that midwives bring as providers of women’s health care.

ICEA.org – A great site to find a doula, childbirth educator, or a birthing class, the International Childbirth Education Association (ICEA) is a professional organization that supports educators and health care professionals who believe in freedom to make decisions based on knowledge of alternatives in family-centered maternity and newborn care.

Dona.org – Dona is a good place to find a doula, or simply to discover what a doula does and if you might need one for your birth. Their organization supports doulas who strive to help women and their partners to have satisfying childbirth and postpartum experiences.

Earthmotherbirth.com – Holistic birth consultants who help you get excited about giving birth naturally.

Waterbirthinfo.com – This waterbirth website provides in-depth information on the use of water for labor, childbirth, and early childhood development.  If you’ve thought you might want a waterbirth, exploring this site is a must!

happyhealthychild.com – This 4-DVD set brings the wisdom, expertise, and insights of more than 30 world-renowned experts from all fields of science and health on topics about pregnancy, birthing, and having a happy, healthy child.  This is a must for someone that lives in a location that does not offer birthing classes, or the mother that wants to learn more.

Breast Feeding

Breast Feeding

Lalecheleague.org – The mission of La Leche League International is to help mothers worldwide to breastfeed through mother-to-mother support, encouragement, information, and education, as well as to promote a better understanding of breastfeeding as an important element in the healthy development of the baby and mother.  Their website is a fantastic resource for mothers and anyone wanting to learn about the essentials of breastfeeding or to get help with breastfeeding.

Breastfeedingonline.com – This is a really good place to find answers to all those questions about things that may come while breastfeeding.  The website hopes to help empower women to make the choice to breastfeed, and to educate society at large about the importance and benefits of breastfeeding.

Kellymom.com – This is a mother-driven website about simple questions we all might have about breastfeeding, as well as many blogs about different topics.  Their goal is to provide support and evidence-based information on breastfeeding, sleep, and parenting.

Breastfeedingbasics.com – This website handles some of the tough issues surrounding breastfeeding and is the right place to find answers to your breastfeeding questions, and practical solutions to any breastfeeding problems you may encounter as you nurse your baby.

Recommended Movies & Documentaries

Recommended Movies & Documentaries


The Business of Being Born

A must-watch for every natural-minded person, as it will reveal not only why you would want to have the most natural birth possible, but also reveals the unfortunate reality of pregnancy and birthing being run like a business in a hospital setting.

Born in the USA
This film gives an up close and in-depth view of all sides of birthing and answers many questions and myths the average consumer has about pregnancy.

It’s My Body, It’s My Baby, It’s My Birth
This is a great documentary that will walk you through multiple couples’ birthing experiences and their individual situations and stories.

Natural Born Babies
Natural Born Babies presents a modern account of today’s natural childbirth. Told by ten mothers, this short film chronicles their journeys to challenge the conventional hospital birth model to give birth in their own way.

The Greater Good
This is a very well-produced documentary on vaccines, the industry behind them, and specific topics like autism, vaccine reactions, and Gardisil awareness.

Doctored: The Film the AMA Does Not Want You to See
This is an intriguing documentary about the inner workings of the medical profession, and how chiropractic and other natural health providers and services can provide solutions to so many people who have lost all hope.

Food, Inc.
Hungry for change? If you watch this movie, you will never view your dinner the same way again! In Food, Inc., filmmaker Robert Kenner lifts the veil on our nation’s food industry, exposing the highly mechanized underbelly that has been hidden from the American consumer with the consent of our government’s regulatory agencies, the USDA and FDA.

Food Matters
This is another excellent documentary on food and our food supply, with leading experts giving facts and teaching on how our situation is getting worse every day, and what you need to know and can do about it for you and your family.

Got the Facts on Milk?:The Milk Documentary
This is a must for all moms to watch, as most of us believe that milk is good for us, or at least that’s what the dairy industry has been telling us all these years.  Watch the truth for yourself and protect your family!

Super Size Me
This was one of the first “food” documentaries to examine our food supply and how questionable it is becoming.  The documentary chronicles a man who eats only McDonald’s food for 30 days and tracks the drastic effect it has on his physical and psychological well-being.  It also explores the fast food industry’s corporate influence, including how it encourages poor nutrition for its own profit.

Foods

Foods

Foodmatters.tv – “Food Matters” features a plethora of information on natural health topics, nutrition-rich recipes, and interviews with leading health experts who reveal the best natural healing choices you can make for you and your family’s health.

Foodidentitytheft.com – Food Identity Theft alerts consumers about threats to the food we buy for ourselves and our families.  The Food Identity Theft Project for Citizens for Health believes Americans have the right to know what ingredients are in the food products they consume.  Food Identity Theft provides important facts to consumers about food safety issues, as well as ways to connect with Congress and government regulators to express their opinions and concerns about truthful food policies.

Superhealthykids.com – The goal of Super Healthy Kids is to educate families to become healthier.  With the proper knowledge, experience, tools, and resources, we can begin making changes to create a healthier generation of kids.  Super Healthy Kids offers all kinds of recipes, baby food ideas, meal plans and dishes for kids, and advice and ideas for everything from picky eaters to eating for a healthy pregnancy.

Westonaprice.org – This foundation is dedicated to restoring nutrient-dense foods to the human diet through education, research, and activism. It supports a number of movements that contribute to this objective, including accurate nutrition instruction, organic and biodynamic farming, pasture-feeding of livestock, community-supported farms, honest and informative labeling, prepared parenting, and nurturing therapies.  Check out some of their nutrition and food lists and recommendations.

Organicconsumers.org – This is a very informative website if you want to explore and know what’s beneath the surface on organic foods, food safety, children’s health, genetic engineering, corporate accountability, and more.

Fooddemocracynow.org – This grassroots movement of more than 650,000 farmers and citizens is dedicated to building a sustainable food system that protects our natural environment, sustains farmers, and nourishes families. They really tell it like it is—there’s no political correctness on this website!

Cornucopia.org – This is an interesting website explaining where our food comes from, and it seeks to protect sustainable and local farming and organic agriculture.

Natural Health Topics

Natural Health Topics

Mercola.com – The world’s #1 natural health website.  Dr. Mercola’s mission is to educate and provide simple, inexpensive tools to help limit or avoid expensive and potentially dangerous drugs and surgery.  Make sure you sign up for Dr. Mercola’s free email newsletters that will keep you up-to-date on healthy living.

Naturalnews.com – We highly recommend Mike Adams’ email newsletter and his website for articles and research about health, longevity, foods, and natural remedies.  He even addresses those “fringe” topics no one else likes to talk about publicly, such as what’s really in the foods you’re buying and how corporate American food suppliers are deceiving us on a daily basis.

Ewg.org – The Environmental Working Group is the nation’s leading environmental health research and advocacy organization.  Their mission is to serve as a watchdog to see that Americans get straight facts, unfiltered and unspun, so they can make healthier choices and enjoy a cleaner environment.  Their SKIN DEEP Cosmetic Safety Database (ewg.org/skindeep) is a must for every mother who really wants to know what’s in the products she is putting in and on her children and the family!

Fluoridealert.org – This website will transform how you think about and use fluoride.  The website itself is very user-friendly and interactive, plus it is sure to “upset” your current belief system on fluoride use for yourself and your children.

Holisticmoms.org – The Holistic Moms Network™ is a non-profit organization connecting parents who are interested in holistic health and green living. They encourage moms to trust their instincts, parent from the heart, use their innate sense of what is best for their children, live in balance with the Earth, and learn about the pros and cons of all health care and parenting options.

Pathwaystofamilywellness.org – Pathways to Family Wellness envisions a world of thriving, empowered families who easily connect to inner and outer resources, practitioners, and a supportive community needed to create wholeness on all levels of existence.  This site offers extensive articles, research, and data on healthy living for the whole family.  Their magazine is a must to subscribe to—it’s one of our favorites and we give them out to out practice members.

Responsibletechnology.org – This is another great website for the above average consumer who wants to know the truth on food resources, fraud, corporate and government cover-ups, and topics like autism, GMOs, and more.

Citizens.org – Citizens for Health (CFH), the “Consumer Voice of the Natural Health Community,”  is one of the nation’s most respected, and powerful, consumer action groups dedicated to providing a voice and a platform for informed and effective health activism.  Founded in 1992, CFH is a non-profit organization that provides over 100,000 supporters with credible and well-researched consumer news, action alerts, and opportunities to protect and expand access to innovative dietary supplements, healthy food, non-toxic products, and integrative healthcare.

Herbs, Homeopathic & Natural Remedies

Herbs, Homeopathic & Natural Remedies

Herballegacy.com – This is a fantastic site for quickly looking up herbal remedies for your baby or family.  Learn the “secrets” of natural healing directly from the writings and teachings of Dr. John R. Christopher, America’s pioneer in herbal medicine.

Learningherbs.com – The Gallagher family shares their wealth of knowledge on herbs and natural remedies.  Much of what they recommend on their site are remedies and recipes they use themselves.  They believe it is so important in this day and age for families to be in control of their day-to-day health care. They want to spread knowledge that will help people stay healthy and empower them with skills to treat common illnesses naturally.

Earthclinic.com – This is an informative website that has multiple natural health writers and contributors posting on health and hope through safe, inexpensive, natural cures and home remedies to people around the world.

Vaccines

Vaccines

NVIC.org – Barbara Loe Fisher, the founder of the National Vaccine Information Center, has been at the front line fighting for children and families of vaccine-injured children long before this subject became well known.  NVIC launched the vaccine safety and informed consent movement in America in the early 1980s and is the oldest and largest consumer-led organization advocating for the institution of vaccine safety and informed consent protections in the public health system.

Thinktwice.com – The Thinktwice Global Vaccine Institute was established in 1996 to provide parents and other concerned people with educational resources enabling them to make more informed vaccine decisions.  Thinktwice encourages an uncensored exchange of vaccine information, supports every family’s right to accept or reject vaccines, and offers many good, short books on explaining all the ins and outs of vaccination.

Vactruth.com – The father of a vaccine-injured child created this website.  It provides a great source of information when making decisions on this vitally important topic.  Sign up and get the “vaccine ingredient summary” that they provide for free.

Chiropractictic & Natural Health Providers

Chiropractictic & Natural Health Providers

Icpa4kids.com – The International Chiropractic Pediatric Association supports lifetime chiropractic care for the whole family, and the site includes research, articles, and a easy “doctor finder” to help you find a chiropractor in your area.  ICPA is an organization of chiropractic family practitioners dedicated to advancing public awareness and attainment of the chiropractic family lifestyle.

Chiropractic.org – The International Chiropractors Association is a good resource to find a chiropractor anywhere in the world.  It represents Doctors of Chiropractic from around the world and maintains and promotes chiropractic’s unique identity as a non-therapeutic, drugless and surgical-free health science, based on its fundamental principles and philosophy.

Ifcochiro.org – The mission of the International Federation of Chiropractors and Organizations is to protect, promote, and advance chiropractic as a separate and distinct profession dedicated to the detection and correction of vertebral subluxation and spinal nerve interference for the better expression of life.

Hpakids.org – The Holistic Pediatric Alliance is an educational organization.  They aim to unite parents and health professionals in the common goal of improving and transforming family health care into a safe, nurturing, and sensible holistic system. They empower parents to trust their natural wisdom and make informed choices on behalf of their children.

Naturopathic.org – Naturopathic physicians combine the wisdom of nature with the rigors of modern science.  Steeped in traditional healing methods, principles, and practices, naturopathic medicine focuses on holistic, proactive prevention and comprehensive diagnosis and treatment.  By using protocols that minimize the risk of harm, naturopathic physicians help facilitate the body’s inherent ability to restore and maintain optimal health.  It is the naturopathic physician’s role to identify and remove barriers to good health by helping to create a healing internal and external environment.

Homeopathic.org – Homeopathy is a form of natural medicine that works to heal the body, rather than simply treat an illness’s symptoms.  It is extremely safe to use (even with very small children), very affordable, made from natural products, and FDA-approved, and it has none of the side effects of many traditional medications.

Goat’s Milk & Alternatives

Goat’s Milk & Alternatives

Mtcapra.com – The “Goat Milk Experts,” Mt. Capra specializes in producing high quality goat milk products. They produce goat milk protein supplements, as well as mineral and sports drink supplements. Many of their products and powders are suitable for making infant formula. Check out their website to see how goat milk and human milk are very close in chemical structure.

Meyenberg.com – A company with a great vision, it provides excellent goat products for you and your baby, and it is a great source for infant formula that provides good nutrition, which is a much better choice than dairy- or soy-based formulas.

Nationalmilkbank.org & Hmbana.org – Both are milk banks and and places to connect if you either want to donate milk, or are in need of milk for particular reasons.

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