Is Down Syndrome Genetic? - Down Syndrome Awareness Month

Is Down Syndrome genetic is one of the most common questions asked when a family first discovers they are going to have a little one with this genetic condition. Let's explore what current research shows in terms of the heredity of the Syndrome, what causes it, and what can be done about it.

Down Syndrome Awareness Month - What Down Syndrome Means

October is Down Syndrome Awareness Month, and I want to help you explore some of the realities persons with Down Syndrome and their families face. In this post, let's explore more deeply what Down Syndrome actually is, and what physical things they deal with, and what can be done.

I Used to Love Vick's

I used to love Vick's, the smell that would tingle a little bit, and would instantly open your clogged nose. I later found out there is stuff in this product that makes it less than desirable for actually supporting your health. I also found what it was in the rub that I really liked, and the original source, which does support your health. Check out what I discovered and better alternatives to this over the counter products.

When the Unexpected Visits Your Family

What happens when your family unexpectedly receive news that someone has a debilitating or possibly fatal condition?  It doesn't matter whether this is news of a birth defect or genetic condition as an infant, a life-threatening accident as a child, or cancer anywhere during a loved ones life. The impacts are profound, and change how you experience life from that moment forward. That moment has happened in our nuclear family twice in the last 4 years. Here's what we've learned.
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Balancing Natural Health Vs Conventional Medicine - Part 2

Our thoughts about our health should not be entirely opposed to anything. There is a fine balance to strike between natural health and conventional medicine. This second part explores the role of conventional medicine, and what to consider as you strike the balance in your own life. 
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