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Plastic: Your Problem Child

I remember well the dissonance I experienced when irrefutable data about the toxicity of BPA had accumulated at the same time that the FDA made repeated bold claims about its safety. BPA,...

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Preterm Birth? It Was the Cookies

It seems there may be some wisdom in the traditional cultural practice of sanctioning nutrient-dense foods for preconception couples, and engaging in several months of preparatory care. The first...

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Why Eat Organic in Pregnancy? What Monsanto Doesn't Want you to Know

This article first appeared on and is cowritten with Sayer Ji.

“Could you please make sure the eggs aren’t runny? I’m pregnant.”


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Preterm Birth: Is Your Placenta Toxic?

new study in the American Journal of Pathology is the first to demonstrate that accelerated placental “aging” is behind some cases of preterm labor/birth. Four...

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Postpartum Depression: My Interview with Science & Sensibility

Lamaze is an incredible organization dedicated to supporting women’s birth and postpartum experience. Their clinical and scientific influence has reflected the conventional concerns around...

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Warning: Pregnancy and Tylenol

“We used to count a baby’s 10 fingers and 10 toes and assume that any drug his mother took must have been safe,” said Dr. Daniel Kahn, a specialist in fetal-maternal health from...

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Prenatal Vitamins: A to D

The tension between natural medicine advocates and the defenders of pharmaceutically-based medicine, sometimes gives rise to some confusing double-talk. The supplement industry has been persecuted...

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Vitamin D for Pregnancy Depression

Vitamin D’s role in mental health may represent its pivotal position as a neuroimmune hormonal messenger. Some clinicians, including myself, question the cause of epidemic levels of ...

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Plastics and Preterm Labor

At the Brigham in Boston, women were recruited for a prospective, two year study to examine the relationship between ubiquitous plasticizers called pthalates and preterm birth (before 37 weeks).

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What Causes Postpartum Depression?

What is Postpartum Depression?

It depends who you ask. If you ask me, I’m likely to describe a number of potential contributors that can ultimately be tagged with the impressionist...

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Reboot Your Pregnancy Naturally

I had the pleasure of being interviewed for the Kevin Geary’s Rebooted Body podcast. If you don’t know Kevin, he transformed himself from an overweight borderline diabetic who...

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Rejecting Flu Vaccine in Pregnancy

The Medicalization of Pregnancy

Women have permitted doctors and pharmaceutical companies privileged access to their fierce and primitive drive toward protecting a pregnancy. They have been made to...

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