2010 January

LATEST NEWS – New Year’s Re”Solution”

Make a resolution this year that does not involve eating less chocolate!

Spend 70 min each month on yourself de-stressing, strengthening your health, and re-energizing with massage.

MODALITY MINUTE: Massage Speeds Visual Development in Pre-term Infants

Studies show massage therapy to speed brain development, particularly visual function, in pre-term infants. Infants had accelerated EEG activity compared to a control group that did not receive massage treatment. Babies also had higher blood levels of IGF-1 (believed to improve visual development).

RESEARCH: The Rocket Fuel/Baby Formula Connection

Perchlorate, a compound in rocket fuel, is everywhere. Besides being toxic and a burden to the liver, it also is stressful to the thyroid by being antogonistic to iodine. A CDC study published in the Journal of Exposure Science and Environmental Epidemiology, revealed that every infant formula tested contained perchlorate. Highest levels were found in cow’s milk products. How does perchlorate get into infant formula? Simple. It’s in the water supply given to dairy cows which in turn pass the chemicals through their milk and into the formula. Find recipes for homemade formula at www.westonaprice.org

GENTLE REMINDERS: Going Green Need Not Be Expensive

No fancy gadgets required. Just a little forethought and change. Here’s how!
-Drive defensively. Slow down to 65mph.
-Get and pay bills online.
-Discontinue catalogs.
-Use rags instead of paper towels.
-Consider installing fluorescent light bulbs and faucet aerators.
-Cut back on natural resources. Consume less – car pool, reuse packaging, or turn off lights/TV.
-Use fewer cleaning supplies and make those you use green.
-Use non-disposable cups and do away with bottled water. Saves plastic and fuel to ship it from one side of the globe to the other (Fiji and Evion).
-Use rechargeable batteries and recycle those that aren’t.

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