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Compassionate Communication

Compassionate Communication

by Carla Atherton, Director of The Healthy Family Formula   So, we are parents. We know a lot and teach our kids how to be in this world. We instruct and convince. We mold and shape. Right? Well, this is what we are taught, anyway, what we are told to

Gastrointestinal Health, Toxicity, and Immune System Dysregulation

Gastrointestinal Health, Toxicity, and Immune System Dysregulation

In her book, A Compromised Generation, Beth Lambert reports that, “[A]lmost all of the chronic illnesses in children today are in some way related to immune dysregulation” (Lambert, A Compromised Generation, p. 51). To review, immune dysregulation is either an immune hyper response in the body that exhibits as autoimmunity

The Medicalized Family

The Medicalized Family

HFF The Medicalized Family: Are We Patients or People? Every day we can observe how we in our western modern society encounter, sometimes create, and succumb to illness through exposure to pathogens and other environmental factors (sometimes within our control, and sometimes out of our control) and lifestyle choices (sometimes

Why Try Natural?

Why Try Natural?

by Carla Atherton, Director of The Healthy Family Formula Medications have become the common method of choice to deal with health complaints, aches, and pains. Millions of women are on some sort of antidepressant, sleep aide, or pain medication, and Ritalin has become a household word for our kids. You

Parenting a Child with Big Health Challenges

Parenting a Child with Big Health Challenges

by Carla Atherton, Director of The Healthy Family Formula   As an active person, I have been interested in health and wellness since my early teens, but didn’t always know what to do and how to be healthy in a holistic way. And when I became a mother, my interest

ADHD Behaviors and the Nutritional Connection

ADHD Behaviors and the Nutritional Connection

Guest Blog by Phyllis B. Books, DC, DACBN (Note: This Guest Blog was originally published on Dr. Books’ website.) Etiological factors include genetic predisposition, brain injury, chronic middle ear infection, visual or hearing disturbances, trauma, conditions that are medication-induced (such as vaccinations), allergic reactions and sensitivities, or simple lack of

Unbearable Attempts to Sit Still

Unbearable Attempts to Sit Still

Guest Blog By Sonia Story I will always remember Jai.   When I met him, Jai was 5 years old and could not sit still. He could not stand still. He could not lie down and be still.   He could hardly stop talking.   Jai’s mother brought him to

Childhood Chronic Illnesses May Be Common, But Are...

Childhood Chronic Illnesses May Be Common, But Are NOT Normal

Introduction to Modern Childhood Chronic Illnesses Illness in children has become our new normal. In fact, most people walk around feeling tired and not well much of the time. This state of ill health is often overlooked because we’ve become used to feeling less than healthy and either do not

EMF Protection for Your Health

EMF Protection for Your Health

Is Your Family Being Exposed to Electropollution?   Do you have wifi in your home, work, or your child’s school?   Do your children use iPhones, iPads, laptops, and wireless keyboards?   Do you use a cordless phone?   Do you or your children sleep near large appliances, have televisions

HFF Holiday Giveaway Event Registration Open!

HFF Holiday Giveaway Event Registration Open!

I love the holidays. I love the calm and pleasant feelings I get when I am with friends and family; even the cold of the Saskatchewan winter is welcome when you are inside and warm. Sometimes we associate the holidays with over-eating, lack of sleep, and stress, but I don’t

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Pull Your Child From Depression

Pull Your Child From Depression

Pull Your Child From Depression We all know what it feels like to be down in the dumps, to feel as if nothing is right or fun or interesting. We all know what it is like to be afraid or anxious or that life has no luster. We know what

Diagnosis Day

Diagnosis Day

February 2nd, 2012. The day my then 11-year old daughter was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes. Excuse my language, but: shit. This diagnosis stole a lot from us: it stole my precious girl’s chance at a “normal” youth, it stole her sense of security, it stole countless hours of time

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