April 17, 2015 Dear Legislator: My name is Tetyana Obukhanych. I hold a PhD in Immunology. I am writing this letter in the hope that it will correct a few common misperceptions about vaccines and help you formulate a fair and balanced understanding that is supported by accepted vaccine theory and new scientific findings. Do unvaccinated children pose
I have studied, taught, and published in the field of reproductive psychiatry. I’ve treated women in every stage of the reproductive cycle. And, I’m a working mom. So, I’m acutely interested in and aware of the many ways in which modern medicine is impacting, and sometimes hurting women and their children – more than helping them. In this category you’ll find a wide range of topics of interest to mothers, and mother’s to be.
I believe in living life with no regrets. When we make decisions from a place of authenticity, when we listen to our inner compass for guidance, check our fear, then we have done the best that we could have done. If it ends up being a mistake, then look at that as an opportunity, and
I can be incredibly impatient. When I want something done, I want it done yesterday. If there’s an easier, faster, more direct way to complete a task, I’m all about it. I’ve also, over the years, become more sensitive to the illusion of the “free lunch” that conventional medicine offers – birth control for annoying period-related
Patients often ask – do I really need to take a prenatal? Having taken a prescription prenatal full of parabens, dyes, and synthetic excuses for vitamins in my first pregnancy, I have become fairly discriminating about my recommendations. The truth is, that even with an impeccable, grown-in-the-backyard organic diet, we are exposed, without consent, to myriad
Despite evidence of inefficacy and risk associated not only with active spread of infection, but with the hazards of aluminum AND mercury, the DTaP vaccine is recommended to pregnant women as of 2012. As is the nature of the vaccination program, there is no regard for personal history, immunologic risk factors, or lifestyle. There is a
When we reduce food to its micro and macronutrients, we misapprehend the bridge that it represents between us and our environments. In the case of breast milk, this first food is also first immunity, first stress education, and first bacterial load. Unfortunately, even at the most basic level of vitamins, fats, and minerals, breast milk