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Pink V Blue – Will The Traditional Baby Colors For The Sexes Last?

During the last several decades, many gender stereotypes have been eliminated. But there is still at least one that stands strong without any indication that it is going anywhere soon – pink v. blue. Of course, what I mean by pink v. blue is baby girls wear pink and baby boys wear blue. So while we think nothing of girls playing ball and boys dressing up, are you willing to put your baby boy in a pink outfit? Probably not. Most parents are actually willing to dress baby girls in blue.
Pink for girls and blue for boys is so ingrained in our society that anyone who sees a baby in blue assumes the baby is a boy, and likewise, assumes babies dressed in pink are girls. There is nothing wrong with these assumptions, until, of course, you decide to dress your baby girl in blue. Remember that there are many baby colors other than pink and blue. White, pale yellow and pale green are excellent choices for babies, male and female.
There is some question about whether a girl becoming obsessed with pink will hinder the development of her personality. What your baby wears has little impact on whether your daughter will be a tom-boy or girly girl. It is true that as they get older, girly girls wear more clothes that are pink than tom-boys do.
Basically, what a baby wears has nothing to do with the baby’s personality. Why? Well obviously the baby has no choice in what he or she wears – mom and dad do the buying and dressing. So if you want to see your daughter in pink, by all means, dress her in pink. If you want to see your son in manly colors like blue, dress him in blue. On the other hand, if you hate pink, do not dress your daughter in pink.
If you find yourself buying a baby gift for a friend or acquaintance and you know the sex of the baby, it is perfectly acceptable to buy pink for girls and blue for boys. Most any parent will dress a girl in pink and boy in blue even if the color is not his or her favorite. But, in the end, it’s the parents’ decision what baby wears, at least until he or she is old enough to voice an opinion. That’s when the real fun starts.…

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Traditional Medicine Compared to a Natural Health Approach

As more and more truth about the dangers of drug side effects and reactions is made public more and more parents are wisely turning to conservative, safe natural health care as an addition or even alternative to medical treatment. There are many who believe that it has to be either medical or natural but the fact is that both have their place and the approaches are not mutually exclusive.
Medicine and Natural healthcare are like two different tools in a tool box. Both useful, but each designed for a different purpose and each with strengths and weaknesses.
Most alternative healthcare options focus on putting your body in its most natural state so that your body can heal on its own. The biggest advantage of using natural health techniques is true disease prevention. This results in less sickness, longer life and a sustained higher quality of life. The primary weakness of natural health care is that it is not the best treatment option if you are in crisis and need emergency help.
The 3 keys to wellness via the natural approach are:
1) Optimal bio-mechanics including flexibility, strength, balance and posture.
2) Optimal bio-chemical factors in place such as good nutrition, detoxification and protection from commercial and environmental contaminates.
3) Ideal psychological/mental/emotional balance associated with good self-esteem, positive outlook and attitude and healthy relationships are key objectives.
These are the factors that produce excellent health, fast healing and high resistance to disease, not to mention enhanced performance and longevity.
Traditional Medicine’s strongest point is in the area of crisis care such as treating trauma, advanced infection, heart attack and stroke. The biggest weakness of the medical system is trying to design a drug or vaccine for every known symptom and condition. It is like the old saying what when you are a hammer everything starts looking like a nail. The sad reality is that most drugs are not only useless but dangerous as well resulting in the unnecessary deaths of over 200,000 Americans every year and organ damage (liver, kidney, stomach etc.) to millions more.
In the USA, the average number of prescriptions [drugs] per person, annually, in 1993 was seven and as of 2010 that number had doubled to an average of 14 prescriptions per person, annually!
The World Health Organization ranks the US healthcare system, which is primarily drug based, 37th in the world. We have this low ranking despite spending more than twice as much per person as any other nation in the world. Twice as expensive but ranked 37th overall!!
Now if you are having a medical crisis then our medical system is the best in the world and should, by all means, be sought out. But what if you are in the 99+% of the population who not experiencing a health crisis? That is when seeking out an experienced wellness doctor employing a natural health care system is the best solution.
The world’s largest non-drug natural primary healthcare system is the chiropractic profession. Whereas medicine is the study of disease and how to treat it, chiropractic is the study of health and wellness and how to regain and maintain it. Medicine sees health coming from the outside inward (mechanistic view) and Chiropractic sees health coming from the inside and expressed outward (vitalistic view).
Most medical doctors these days are familiar with the incredible safety and benefits of chiropractic and are happy to refer you to a chiropractor for care. Unfortunately there is still a minority of MD’s who have remained ignorant of all the positive chiropractic research and will even go as far as recommending against this extraordinary safe and effective form of treatment. WE all like to think of doctors doing what is best for their patients but the fact is that healthcare is also the way doctors feed their families. Competition in the business arena most definitely colors some doctor’s opinions of what is best and for whom it is best. The following research data may explain why some MD’s don’t like DC’s.
This is why some MD’s don’t like chiropractic!
Chiropractic Research Fact Sheet
Significant decreases in the utilization of medical services, and their attendant costs, were noted when chiropractors were used as primary care providers. In an Independent Physician Association (IPA) which permitted patients to select a doctor of chiropractic as their primary care physician, clinical and cost utilization based on 70,274 members over a seven year period demonstrated the following:
60.2 % decrease in hospital admissions,
59.0 % decrease in hospital days
62.0 % decrease in outpatient surgeries and procedures
85.0 % decrease in pharmaceutical costs compared to conventional medicine.
After surveying 2,818 respondents in 156 practices, a strong connection was found between persons receiving chiropractic care and reported improvement in health, wellness, and quality-of-life.
95% of respondents …