It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society. – Jiddu Krishnamurti There is perhaps, no despair more intolerable than the struggle of a new mother. A woman who, instead of ooing and ahhing at her soft, sweet-smelling newborn, is withdrawn, apathetic, or on edge, obsessively preoccupied with all
I have studied, taught, and published in the field of reproductive psychiatry. I’ve treated women in every stage of the reproductive cycle. And, I’m a working mom. So, I’m acutely interested in and aware of the many ways in which modern medicine is impacting, and sometimes hurting women and their children – more than helping them. In this category you’ll find a wide range of topics of interest to mothers, and mother’s to be.
In 2016 the WHO released a report that concluded that if every child were breastfed within an hour of birth, given only breast milk for the first six months of life, and continued breastfeeding up to the age of two years, about 800,000 children’s lives would be saved globally every year.” (report) Breastfeeding is for
The best of both worlds? The middle path is an appealing notion. We can have the best of both worlds right? This is what reason implores us to listen to. Should we? Well, it depends on what motivates you. What drives you. What you want. I work with women who tell me they want to
Detox – Why You Need To Have you ever read The Lorax? The message of this prescient tale has never been more important: it takes one person, motivated by love, to reconnect the many to their own native wisdom. From this place of connection, the natural world has infinite regenerative capacity. I’ve spent the past
The Case for Holistic Medicine Ali says it all: “We have the ability not only to heal ourselves, but with the generation coming up, we have the ability to tell them that there’s a different way you can do this.” What is she talking about? A life-long psychiatric patient who, like so many, accumulated labels