Informed consent implies that we research and relay what we can, as clinicians, about the risks, known and unknown, of a given intervention, in the context of the purported benefits, and potential alternatives. The prescription of birth control and the interference with reproductive hormones is an example of an egregious lapse in true informed consent.
Consuming Toxic Chemicals Our love affair with chemicals is getting complicated. We eat them, breathe them, slather them on our skin. And when we get sick, we take more of them. A metanalysis in the Journal of Hazardous Materials has reviewed 143,000 peer-reviewed papers to track the patterns of emergence and decline of toxic chemicals.
A revolutionary new concept — that the bacteria in our bodies is essential to our health — is only just filtering down into modern day obstetrics. The health of our next generation depends on it. In the conventional model of pregnancy and birth, a woman continues with life as usual until she gets pregnant, navigates
A Kundalini practitioner recently shared with me the symbology of the Adi Shakti. A mesmerizing interlocking of a karmic circle, a double-edged weapon and two encompassing swords, this is a representation of primal feminine power from a tradition that champions, not male-female equality, but all that is incomparable about a woman’s energy. In this depiction,
The dam is leaking, and the flood is coming. Are you ready to stand strong? Fraud. A powerful accusation, sensational, provocative. When we think of fraud, what comes to mind? Images of avarice-driven men putting their greed before the best interest of a larger population. Does it feel different when it is a woman behind