In the worst of times, we have the opportunity to be the best of humanity.
What’s happening in the world right now is frightening. The health and economic impact of CoVid 19 is changing our everyday life in dramatic ways. In each moment things can change...as the stock market plummets, funding for nonprofits like ours is cut, month to month contracts with consultants are halted, catering gigs are cancelled leaving food manufacturers with thousands of servings of food. Suddenly families need to sort out homeschooling as children are sent home for weeks or even a month or more. Life is in upheaval. We can react to it. Or with each moment choose to breath and create.Read more
When I was little my mom never let me have fruit roll ups. I’d throw tantrums in the grocery aisle. “Why?!” I just wanted to have tongue tattoos like the rest of the kids at lunch. It didn’t make sense to me why she would deny me the jovial camaraderie of tongue tats.
Now that I am twenty-three, I know why. Of course, it wasn’t just about the fruit roll-ups. It was everything. It was the sugar, the soda, the aspartame, artificial flavors, Red 40, high fructose corn syrup, antibiotics, aspirin, pesticides, processing - it was the poison. She was trying to protect me. I was lucky.
My father is a Chiropractor. In elementary school my classmate told me that his Dad said my Dad was a “quack doctor”. He didn’t know what it meant, and neither did I. I thought it was a compliment, I laughed, and said “Quack, Quack” curling my arms to my side like a duck. This was the first but not the last time my father’s practice was misunderstood and criticized. Throughout school I learned that we are trained to ignore the Spirit.Read more
Reprinted with permission by Restoration Healthcare.
Worried about the coronavirus? You are not alone. It is hard not to be worried about it if you follow the news or posts on social media. But one statistic alone should be enough to alleviate any fears and panic — 81 percent of people infected with the recent coronavirus, which as of today is 164 people in 19 states, have mild symptoms.Read more
By Josette Herdell, MS, CN
Functional Nutritionist & Executive Director of the Herdell Migraine Institute
“The doctor of the future will give no medicine but will interest his patients in the care of the human frame, in diet and in the cause and prevention of disease.” -Thomas Edison
Nutrition is a powerful therapeutic healing tool which gives the body the building blocks to regenerate and heal itself. Food can be used to support the body’s innate healing mechanisms by providing vitamins, minerals, macro and micronutrients, as well as phytochemicals and antioxidants, which help reduce inflammation, detoxify and regenerate cells. The role of nutrition in preventing migraines is well-established, with diet being a primary migraine trigger and the elimination of specific foods a fundamental aspect of migraine treatment. Modern industrialized society has flooded us with pre-packaged, artificially flavored and preserved food-like substances that barely resemble the whole foods our bodies are designed to recognize and utilize for maintaining health.Read more
If you look up the etymology of the word “democracy,” you will find out that it translates from the ancient Greek meaning “people rule” or “people power.” Despite our power, not so many of us choose to exercise it. In the midterm elections of 2018, according to NPR, over 100 million of us voted - hitting a new record. NPR called the turnout “massive” with a 47+% turnout. That means that approximately 53% of us who were eligible to vote didn’t. WOW! We can do better. More people - everyone who can vote - should vote. At Moms Across America we believe that it is important for everyone to participate in the future of our towns, country, and planet. We want you to vote. If you need some motivation, here are 10 reasons. We’re sure you can think of even more.Read more
Reprinted with permission from our friends at Grow Food Nation.
In the mid-1940s the United States government asked the people to plant edible gardens to help support the downwardly spiraling economy and the war effort. During that time millions of people all over the country planted gardens called “Victory Gardens” and harvested nearly one-third of all the vegetables consumed in the country. That means 33% of all our vegetables came from small-scale gardens! Gardening became a popular family or community effort planting vegetables, herbs and fruit trees.Read more
Valentine’s is not just a day for greeting card companies to make money. It is...but it does not have to be ONLY that. Valentine’s Day is an opportunity to remind the people you love how special they are. But you don’t have to have a partner to love you...remember it’s about YOU feeling and giving love. You can volunteer at a homeless shelter and feel love for your fellow human beings as you serve them. You can buy some organic chocolate bars and give them out on Valentine’s Day to lonely seniors in your local senior center. You can forgive your mother or father and simply give them a hug. You can call someone you haven’t talked to in a long time and just tell them you love them.
You may find yourself in difficult times....without a partner or in conflict with family or friends, and consider that these are the times when it is most important ...for your health...to generate love. As someone who has, through life, fallen “out of love” with many people or entities...government, people, family members, I know it is not always easy. I have learned that feeling love is a choice, a generating of respect, acceptance, wonder, and delight. When I choose love, everything aligns, feels clear and peaceful.
Look into your life and out in the world...what can you find that you respect, cherish, or enjoy about someone?
It’s good for them and it’s good for you! As our friends at Natural Healers remind us - love comes with many health-related benefits!Read more
Whatever goes upon four legs, or has wings, is a friend.
George Orwell, Animal Farm
February is national Responsible Pet Owners Month. There are many ways to take good care of your best friends, but topping the list is protecting them from the toxins found inside and outside of our homes. The good people at the ASPCA have been putting out a list of the Top 10 Pet Toxins each year. This most recent list is filled with things that you might not think about when it comes to your fur baby.Read more
Climate change is not the problem. Climate change is the expression of the problem. It is the feedback of the system of the planet telling us what’s going on. The problem is global warming, provoked by the increasing concentration of greenhouse gases caused by human activity. So how do we solve the problem? How do we begin the process of reversing global warming? The only way we know how is to draw down, to avoid putting greenhouse gases up and to pull down what's already there.
Chad Frischman, Vice President & Research Director,
Project Drawdown TED Talk
February 7 is Heart Health Day as established by the American Heart Association. While we should all be wearing red to raise awareness about heart health, we at Moms Across America are also seeing red because of how angry we are that corporations like Cargill, Kraft, PepsiCo, Perdue, and others are allowed to sponsor a nonprofit like the American Heart Association. According to Healthy Eating Politics the American Heart Association makes huge sums of money each year from food manufacturers like Kellogg’s and General Mills. By endorsing more than 630 food industry products including chocolate milk, high sugar breakfast cereals, and processed meat products among other unhealthy products, the AHA, according to the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) makes over $2 million dollars each year.Read more