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30 Day DIY Natural Skincare Challenge

30 Day DIY Natural Skincare Challenge

Polysorbate-20. Sodium Laurel Sulfate. Parabens. Phthalates. Formaldehyde. Fragrance. Have you ever looked at an ingredient list on your personal care products and thought, what the HECK is all this junk? On my journey to live a more toxin-free life and (hopefully) increase my chances of getting pregnant, I started to put my lifestyle under a […]

Moxibustion

Moxibustion

Moxibustion is a traditional Chinese medical intervention used to assist in turning the breech baby to a cephalic (head down) position. Heat is generated at the Zhiyin (BL67) point, located on the outer corner of the fifth toenail. The specific herbal preparation used is Mugwort (Artemisia vulgaris). We sell this herb in the Red Raspberry Boutique just […]

Thirsties Modern Cloth Diapers

Thirsties Modern Cloth Diapers

When we began to look for a cloth diaper line to carry in the boutique, Dr. Lane stressed her desire to carry high quality diapers and specifically, a diapering system made in the USA. Luckily, having used Thirsties with her own boys, Dr. Lane knew that they fit the bill. Thirsties was founded in 2004 […]

Introducing Standard Process at Red Raspberry Boutique

Introducing Standard Process at Red Raspberry Boutique

Recently Dr Lane and I met with a representative to discuss the addition of Standard Process supplements to our boutique. What an exciting opportunity to learn about a great company. Dr Lane chooses to only carry products that she herself has researched and approved, and this supplement company hits every mark for her high standards. […]

Food For Thought

Food for Thought

"It is much more important to know what sort of patient has a disease than what sort of disease a patient has."

Sir William Osler

 

Food for Thought

"Happiness is underrated and critically important to health. Seriously! Unfortunately, many people just have no idea how to be happy."

Aviva Romm

Food for Thought

"Physicians simply do not have time to be what patients want them to be: open-minded, knowledgeable teachers and caregivers who can hear and understand their needs."

Snyderman and Weil

Food for Thought #1

"They say that time changes things. But you actually have to change them yourselves."

Andy Warhol

Food for Thought

"To think is easy. To act is hard. But the hardest thing in the world is to act in accordance with your thinking."

Johann Wolfgang von Goether

Food for Thought

"Birth isn’t about avoiding one set of realities in favor of another. It’s about embracing all facets of birth--contradictory, messy, or unpleasant as some might be--as vital to the whole."

Rixa Freeze PhD

Food for Thought

"Why I appreciate being a certified nurse-midwife, as opposed to choosing another route for midwifery: I feel learning the science is vital so the art of midwifery is safe and effective."

Dr. Penny Lane, nurse-midwife

Food for Thought

"When the debate is lost, slander becomes the tool of the loser."

Socrates

Food for Thought

"To accomplish great things, we must not only act but also dream; not only plan, but also believe."

Anatole France

Food for Thought

"Science and uncertainty are inseparable companions. Beware of those who are very certain about things. There are no absolute truths in biological sciences - only hypotheses... 'We need to train medical students and residents more in the art of uncertainty and less in the spirit that everything can be known or that it even needs to be known.'"

Grimes (1986)

Food for Thought

"American physicians are rewarded for doing things to patients, not for keeping them well."

Grimes, 1986

Food for Thought

"The false idol of technology. 'Having a widget screwed into one's scalp has become an American birthright.'"

Grimes, 1986

Food for Thought

"Between 1985 and 1987, a hospital instituted a successful program to reduce its cesarean rate. The rate fell from 18% to 12%, losing the hospital $1 million in revenues - no small sum in those days."

Goer & Romano, 2012, p 37

Food for Thought

"Obstetricians are much more likely to perform a cesarean when they wrongly believe the baby weighs 4000 g or more based on sonographic estimates than when the baby actually weighs this much but the obstetrician did not suspect it."

Goer & Romaro, 2012, p 35

Food for Thought

"If you play God, you will be blamed for natural disasters."

Marsden Wagner (2006)

Food for Thought

"An education isn't how much you have committed to memory, or even how much you know. It's being able to differentiate between what you know and what you don't."

Anatole France

Food for Thought #3

"Birth is not only about making babies. Birth also is about making mothers - strong, competent, capable mothers, who trust themselves and know their inner strength."

Barbara Katz Rothman PhD (1996)

Food for Thought #4

"Believe there is always, always, always a way. When you have exhausted all possibilities, remember this: you haven't."

Thomas Edison

Food for Thought #5

"All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident."

Arthur Schopenhauer

Food for Thought #2

"Yet you brought me safely from my mother’s womb and led me to trust you at my mother’s breast."

Psalm 22:9