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Does Your Baby’s Skin Need Help?

These days, too many parents are struggling with their baby’s skin.  It’s dry, maybe has eczema, maybe frequent diaper rash — and they’re not sure how to help.  I’ve talked to many parents who are having these struggles, and who are turning to OTC or even prescription creams to help their children.  Some of these creams […]

Does Deodorant Cause Breast Cancer? Find out what science says, and try some of these DIY deodorant recipes for yourself! | Modern Alternative Mama by Virginia George

Does Deodorant Cause Breast Cancer? DIY Deodorant Recipes to Try

By Virginia George, Contributing Writer For many of us, an integral part of our morning routine involves rubbing a semi-solid stick into our underarms. Yes, I’m talking about deodorant. Or “pit juice,” as my mother calls it. (Find out why underarms sometimes smell in the first place.) In recent years, the safety of conventional deodorants […]

On Why You Shouldn’t Change to Please Others

This isn’t a post I thought I’d write, but, it’s on my mind so I’m going to write it anyway.   I’ve built this blog on two main things: living an alternative life, and respecting others’ choices.  That is, I strive to educate people about what their options are, and I do support whatever you […]

12 Tips For Stopping A Cold In Its Tracks

12 Tips For Stopping A Cold In Its Tracks

By Katie Stanley, Contributing Writer It’s that time of year again. The weather is cooling off and more people are spending more time inside. It’s also that time of year when candy, cookies, coffee drinks and all sorts of other sweets seem to be consumed in greater quantities. All those sweets make it hard for […]

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There Is No One “Right” Diet

Image by Rick Ligthelm I keep running into people, many of whom have finally discovered, possibly after years of experiments, what makes them feel really good, diet-wise.  They are, naturally, excited.  They want to shout it from the rooftops.  They often read everything they can get their hands on about their new diet and all of […]

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Are Natural Treatments For Cancer Possible?

Image by mauroguanandi It’s October, which means Breast Cancer Awareness.  Pink is everywhere.  (Read why I’m not going pink.)  But in today’s post, I don’t want to talk about awareness.  We’re all aware of breast cancer.  What I want to talk about is alternative and natural treatments for cancer. This isn’t a research-based post and it […]

It’s Only a Little Ebola….

Recently, the news has been abuzz about ebola — specifically, health care workers contracting ebola.  This is how it should read: “Health care worker A has been infected with ebola.  S/he was caring for a patient infected with the disease, and had been placed under proper quarantine as a precaution.  Unfortunately, s/he did develop symptoms.  We […]


The Well-Stocked Medicine Chest for Pregnancy and Baby

By Kristen, Contributing Writer Picking what to put in your medicine cabinet gets a lot more complicated when you’ve got a baby on board – or in your arms.  Suddenly the safety of what you use matters a lot more, and many moms want to choose natural remedies over standard over-the-counter medications.  This article has […]

Monday Health & Wellness: New Look and Amazing Sale!

If you tried to visit us over the weekend, you may have found that our site was down.  Rest assured, it was only temporary!  We were down from around 1 PM EST until 11 PM EST on Saturday, so we could get our awesome new look! Today we’re bringing you that great new look.  We […]

A Letter to Moms of Vaccine-Injured Children

Today’s letter is in honor of Vaccine Injury Awareness Month.  It’s needed.  It’s time to say this…from a mama who (thankfully) doesn’t have a vaccine-injured child, to those who do. Dear Mama of a Vaccine Injured Child, I’m so sorry. This is the first thing I have to say to you, because you don’t hear […]

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Which is Safer: The Flu, or the Flu Shot?

Image by mcfarlandmo After my recent post, Which is Safer: Vaccines or Illnesses? (which I focused on measles and the MMR), some people asked me to write a similar post about the flu.  It’s seasonally appropriate, as the flu shot push is on.  But is a flu shot really necessary?  Is it the best way to protect […]

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Monday Health & Wellness: Natural Ways to Prevent Breast Cancer

Image by Balaji.B It’s October, and that means Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Unfortunately, most of the conversations are focused on how to detect breast cancer — get your mammograms — and on donating money to research new breast cancer drugs.  But honestly, with 1 in 8 women getting breast cancer in their life time, what […]