Ban on Handhelds for Kids?

I came across this article in the Huff Post Online earlier and I must say, she makes some salient points. ( I find in my own practice that children who spend too much time online or gaming (especially violent games) are seriously struggling with social skills, they can be highly reactive and inappropriately so, very physical and aggressive, and suffer terrible posture.  This leads to headaches, middle back pain, and general digestive discomfort as well.  And these are the under 10s!

I like the chart Cris Rowan suggests at the end, however, I would say that my two girls use my iPad for games and to watch films etc when we are travelling.  We have a time limit that their father and I have agreed on.  They start each day with 10 minutes.  For every item on the ‘to do’ list then can gain extra minutes.  Our ‘to-do’ list looks like this:

make bed   +1

Eat breakfast   +1

Brush teeth/hair, wash face, ready for school +1

All homework done on time  +1

Special projects  up to +5

And so on, up to a max of 30 minutes in a day after school each.  They can however lose points for not doing the above, and for fighting (-1) or mouthing back (-5)  etc.  They know the list as they came up with it, they are 7 and 4 years of age.  It isn’t hard, we don’t write it down, its a running list that the girls make sure we know just how many minutes they have!  We don’t own a telly, and so aside from reading, playing outside, playing in their room, they are allowed to play certain games.  But the games we allow them to play are fun type maths/phonics/reading books etc drawing games and the latest is minecraft.  I think it is important for them to be able to keep up with their peers technologically. I want them to feel confident (even at 7!) that they can do just as well as their friends in class when using a computer program, that they are tech savvy enough to figure it out and not fear it.  If there is something all the kids are into TV wise and its ok with us, they can watch it on i-player.  

So I think it is a matter of making sure that time limits are instituted, and imprinting on young children that violent games are not acceptable.  We know from the playground who is playing them at home by the way they react to other children and how aggressive they can be.

We also use several little gadgets to aid in reducing the EMF waves as well, which are attached to the wifi unit and to my phone and iPad. (see because i do have real concerns about brain growth phases and the effects that radiation has on my children not just at home, but everywhere these days!

What do you do in your home?


Strep throat?

This is a great article on how to deal with a strep throat infection more naturally, vs using antibiotics.  Strep can have varying strains, and if left to its own devices in a system with low immunity, it can cause other more serious things to happen.

However, keeping the immune system strong and vital means that your body will just need extra support to show who’s boss! My daughter recently had a huge episode, and with a combination of chiropractic adjusting, loads of manuka honey and ginger tea, and a single dose of belladonna at bed time, it was gone the next day when she woke.  That infection took 24 hours to disappear.  Her system needed support not suppression.  Allowing her to deal with the infection by allowing her own body to form antibodies to fight the infection means that she probably won’t suffer again with it, her body will instantly recognise it and kill it off.  Both of my girls are really good at running 40C fevers too, their bodies are just amazing!  Chronic overuse of antibiotics means that the body will always have a lowered immunity.  It’s simply the very last choice after every natural method has been exhausted.  Neither of my children have ever had antibiotics.

Have a read and let me know what you think.

M x



The Wellness Couch…Australian Style..

At the UCA spring conference last weekend, I had the pleasure of meeting and listening to Dr Brett Hill, one of the Wellness Couch docs.  Having recently written and published his first book, How to Eat An Elephant (, he has also been heavily involved in the downloadable and very listenable series of podcasts about health and wellness with his two colleagues Laurence Tham, Damian Kristof, and Marcus Pearce.  Have a listen, you won’t be disappointed!

‘The Wellness Guys’ Show are a fun filled half hour of education, information and inspiration from three of Australia’s top wellness experts sharing their unique knowledge on the why, the what and the how of acheiving ultimate health and wellness.’


Herd Immunity?

Herd Immunity?

Hi all, a very interesting article and an excellent commentary from Dr Don Clum in the USA. Thanks Don.

See below:

Herd Immunity, according to the Oxford’s Journal of Clinical Infectious Diseases:

“It is important to recognize that models (of vaccination) are just tautologies of their assumptions, and sound field epidemiology is essential to provide appropriate data on which to base these assumptions.”

Tautology defined: (rhetoric), a self-reinforcing pretense of significant truth.

Pretense defined: an attempt to make something that is not the case appear true.

Assumptions and pretense is not only what herd immunity is built on but of which the entire vaccine science is based.

AND it clearly states: “Other problems arise because herd immunity is not the same as biologic (immunologic) immunity.” Emphasis theirs.

Herd immunity is then relegated to biologic immunity, natural immunity. This protection relies on efficient processing of infection, exposure and immune reaction, all of which are enhanced by strengthening the group via general health standards and supportive care, hygiene, sanitation, social rules and regulations.

Basically helping to make the weak strong vs. weakening the strong to attempt to protect the weak.

This document is great!!! It represents the medical side of this argument to a “T”.

1. Defines herd immunity in detail and gives the science behind how it might be calculated.

2. Uses the reduction of childhood disease we vaccinate for as inherited evidence of herd immunity. This is a contradiction since all childhood diseases were down within 5% of where they are today PRIOR to the introduction of mass vaccinations….it could not be from herd immunity (or vaccines).

3. It then goes into great length to describe all the short comings of herd immunity, basically showing how it is impossible to create in a society and exactly why is has never been reached or can be. It even says in the body of the piece:

“vaccination does not confer solid immunity against infection to all recipients, the threshold level of vaccination required to protect a population increases… it would be impossible to eliminate an infection even by vaccinating the whole population.”

This whole paper illustrates exactly what we have been saying all along. It even outlines all the threshold variables that are not met for each population and circumstance in vaccinating and why they have not been met , outlining each limiting statistical, administering and effectiveness factor.

The medical industry is making the argument for us, and since their original and core premise is wrong all of their deductive arguments are not only wrong as well, but validates their opposition. Me!



Dr. Don



Definitely an interesting study, stating what we have known for a long time, mammograms are not as effective as self-diagnosis of a lump, and thermography is better and non ionising, which means it will not cause cancer in the long term over screening periods like a mammogram will.  Using mammography as a method of screening is not the best use of this technology.  Have a read!  What are your thoughts?  I think it’s better to “coppafeel” often, and really know your breasts.

2014 Questions to Consider Towards Growth and Change

This new year brings with it a lot of promise for growth and real change. I wanted to share these ten questions from the lovely Debbie Ford, to help you clarify your intentions and thought processes when you are making choices in the months to come. The last few years have been intense for many of us, and being clear in your intention and desire yields greater results and leads to more joy!  We could always use more of that!


Ten Essential Questions to Guide you to an Extraordinary Life

Will this choice propel me toward an inspiring future or will it keep me stuck in the past?

Will this choice bring me long-term fulfillment or will it bring me short-term gratification?

Am I standing in my power or am I trying to please another?

Am I looking for what’s right or am I looking for what’s wrong?

 Will this choice add to my life-force or will it rob me of my energy?

Will I use this situation as a catalyst to grow and evolve or will I use it to beat myself up?

Does this choice empower me or does it dis-empower me?

Is this an act of self-love or is it an act of self-sabotage?

Is this an act of faith or an act of fear?

Am I choosing from my divinity or am I choosing from my humanity?

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