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What are some tips for eco-friendly parenting?

What are some tips for eco-friendly parenting?

Numerous: Read dr. Greene's book: raising baby green, use cloth or compostable diapers, breastfeed, wear your baby, use organic products, minimize buying stuff in general, buy secondhand, join supportive parenting groups like holisticmoms.Org. ...Read more

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Dr. Lisa Saponaro
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Are electromagnetic fields (EMFs) dangerous to human health? Am concerned due to local power co's new smart meters being installed on homes in my area

Are electromagnetic fields (EMFs) dangerous to human health? Am concerned due to local power co's new smart meters being installed on homes in my area

I say you're safe: The "independent medical thinkers" have been alleging horrible health problems caused by these fields for four decades without a single decent study that isn't loaded with recall bias. There's no animal model, no real theory as to why they're dangerous, and the field generated by your beating heart affects you more. By now, the NIH research piranhas would have found any danger that's real. ...Read more

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Can electromagnetic fields (not sure of correct term) generated by power company smart meters on homes cause cancer or other illness?

Can electromagnetic fields (not sure of correct term) generated by power company smart meters on homes cause cancer or other illness?

No: A one time it was felt that homes built in viscinity of High voltage tension lines brought in by overhead power cables might induce tumors in a way that it was thought that cell phones could induce brain tumors. These were speculative and have not been confirmed. ...Read more

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With so many electric cars and hybrid cars on the road, are the drivers affected by the motors' electromagnetic fields the way cell phones affect us?

With so many electric cars and hybrid cars on the road, are the drivers affected by the motors' electromagnetic fields the way cell phones affect us?

Doubtful: Good question, but because the power is being used directly, not to transmit and receive like a cell phone, it is not likely to affect people anymore than the generator does in a typical gas-powered car. ...Read more

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Is psychiatry hard? Do you have to deal with crazy people, do they threaten/hurt you? (interested in the field but parents are worried)

Is psychiatry hard? Do you have to deal with crazy people, do they threaten/hurt you? (interested in the field but parents are worried)

Psychiatry: Psychiatry is sometimes hard, but mostly very fulfilling. Sometimes people are unhappy about seeing you; most are glad to work with you. Yes, you deal with some overtly psychotic people. Every one of us has some degree of "crazy" (distorted) thinking -- so we're all more human than otherwise! very few psychiatric patients threaten or harm others; some do, and you must assess situations carefully. ...Read more

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How can I create an eco-friendly nursery?

How can I create an eco-friendly nursery?

Cloth diapers: I suppose diapers are the biggest issue. Cloth diapers seem to be more ecofriendly provided the way they are laundered is also ecofriendly. Breastmilk is also ecofriendly. ...Read more

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With the Indian festival of Diwali coming up, what are some ways of celebrating an eco-friendly, healthy and safe Diwali?

With the Indian festival of Diwali coming up, what are some ways of celebrating an eco-friendly, healthy and safe Diwali?

Tell the story: There are so many wonderful stories of this festival in so many different cultures. In light of the optimism, compassion and uplifting elements of this annual celebration, one has the potential to impart the energy and knowledge to others by acting out parts of the tradition and by educating ones friends and family at the same time. Share the joy and positive energy. ...Read more

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How accurate are quantum electromagnetic resonance health analyser?

How accurate are quantum electromagnetic resonance health analyser?

Mystery black box: The description of cells giving off weird magnetic fields, accuracy proved by "a hundred million cases", and not a single scientific publication or any description that makes sense tells me this is simply a health fraud. If you're interested in energy / integrative medicine, get with a real, evidence holist such as some of my HealthTap teammates. It's a fascinating area. ...Read more

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How can I know if I am allergic to electromagnetic waves! please help!?

How can I know if I am allergic to electromagnetic waves! please help!?

Relax: Allergic reactions are triggered by proteins such as those found in foods, venom (bees and yellow jackets), pollens, molds, dust mite, latex, medications, etc. Electromagnetic waves do not contain proteins so they will not trigger an allergic reaction. ...Read more

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What are the best parenting books?

What are the best parenting books?

Mileage may vary: Well, who gets to decide? No one book works for everyone. Read a few pages in the middle of each book you see in a bookstore; if it seems to make sense, it may be worth trying. In particular, this book: http://www.Amazon.Com/caring-your-baby-young-child/dp/0553386301 should get you around most pitfalls. ...Read more

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Dr. Daniel Lazar
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Electromagnetic Fields (Definition)

Electromagnetic fields are areas affected by movements from particles that have an electric charge, and includes radio ...Read more


Dr. Jessica Davis
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Eco Friendly Parenting (Definition)

Eco-friendly parenting means paying attention to how the environment affects our kids and our ...Read more