Dealing With the Medical Establishment

It can be challenging and frustrating trying to deal with the medical establishment. It's not the fault of individual doctors, but rather of the system as a whole. If you want to get the best care, it's important to understand that system, and how to navigate it. Get a sense of where we're at, how we got here, and what you can do from here.

Be Careful What You Accept - Down Syndrome Awareness Month

I have heard it said that opinions are like butt holes, everyone has one. This is especially true when it comes to our kids, and what other people think about how we care for them. We must be careful which opinions we accept, even from so-called experts, and think carefully about which ones to leave behind.

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. 

Balancing Natural Health Vs. Conventional Medicine - Part 1

When you think about natural health, it oftentimes is communicated as a way to avoid conventional medicine. However, there is a balance to this logic, and it necessitates truly understanding the role of each. 
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