Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Good Reading For Today!

Why Holistic Medicine?

The holistic perspective views disease as an imbalance of the whole person - and symptoms as the manifestation of this imbalance. Treatment focuses on bringing you
back into balance and to your best possible level of health.

Holistic medicine functions gently, in harmony with the body, and with no side effects. It takes you into account as a whole person: your physical, mental and emotional condition as well as your social and physical environment. Certain holistic approaches such as Homeopathy can powerfully stimulate your body's own healing process to cure illness.
Commonly Asked Questions

* What is Homeopathy?


A very rigorous system of natural medicine, homeopathy appreciates that within each person there is an innate healing power that can help restore health - not simply alleviate or suppress symptoms. This healing power is visible every day when, without any outside help, our cuts heal and our colds disappear. Homeopathy powerfully stimulates this healing process to cure illness.

Two hundred years ago the brilliant German physician Samuel Hahnemann discovered homeopathy’s core truth: like cures like. Conducting extensive medical research, he learned that different natural substances given in large doses would make healthy people ill. He then proved that these same substances, specially prepared and given in small doses, would cure people who were ill with these very same symptoms.

The total picture of symptoms, especially those that are unique to and characteristic of the patient, are considered. A remedy is selected which best corresponds to that total picture. That remedy then works by augmenting the body’s inherent ability to heal itself.
* What is Classical Homeopathy?

Classical Homeopathy is the original medical approach that Dr. Hahneman founded and developed some two hundred years ago. Based on the principle like cures like, it employs a single remedy at a time to treat a spectrum of symptoms. These medicines are specially prepared at a homeopathic, pharmaceutical laboratory and are all-natural.
* Why Homeopathy?

Homeopathy is highly effective for many conditions, including some conditions which can not be cured by conventional medicine. Moreover it functions in harmony with the body, gently and with no side effects. It is even safe for pregnant women and infants.

Almost immediately after Hahneman’s discovery, homeopathy became widely used throughout Europe. Today millions of people in Europe, India, Latin America and, increasingly, in the USA and Canada take advantage of homeopathy.

The FDA reports that sales of homeopathic medicine has increased 100% in the past twenty years. According to the British Medical Journal, nearly half the British population, including the British Royal Family, see homeopathic physicians.
* What does Homeopathy treat?

Homeopathy treats most acute and chronic problems. See Reading Room page for sample cases Dr. Goodman-Herrick has treated.
• Infections
• Yeast Infection
• Bladder Infection
• Sinus Infection
• Ear Infection
• Allergies
• Asthma
• Eczema
• Chronic fatigue syndrome
• Emotional & mental symptoms
• Autism
• Women’s health issues (i.e. PMS, menopausal symptoms, dysmenorrhea, etc.)
• And many other health problems
* What are Homeopathic Medicines?

Called remedies, these are specially prepared by homeopathic pharmaceutical companies using natural substances, mostly plants and minerals. Unlike other medicine, homeopathic remedies work on a dynamic principle of minuscule dosage. Instead of effecting a chemical change per se, it gives your body the necessary stimulus to heal itself. Once this occurs, you body’s systems gradually return to balance, which helps you gain strength and resist disease.

Many basic homeopathic medicines can be found at your local pharmacy. It is recommended to only purchase medicine that your homeopathic practitioner or consultant has prescribed.
* What Is a Homeopathic session like?

An extensive range of questions are asked regarding your physical, emotional, and mental conditions in the initial interview. Your answers provide information that allows the doctor to know you as a complete human being and in turn provide a very precise and effective treatment plan.

Most of the time, the remedy is given at the conclusion of the consulting visit. However, sometimes it is necessary to do further research. In acute cases, the original visit and one follow-up are usually sufficient. In chronic cases, treatment is a process over time, depending on individual circumstances. To insure proper treatment, the Doctor needs to monitor progress and sometimes adjust or alter doses.
* How do I know Homeopathy really works?

You do not have to believe in homeopathy; it works with babies and animals.

You do have to be committed. With your collaboration, the goal of this practice is to help you attain and maintain the highest possible level of health.
* Are Homeopathic medicine’s safe?

Yes, they are completely safe, even for children and pregnant woman. They are without side-effects.
* What is the training of a Naturopathic doctor?

Licensed naturopathic physicians are trained at 4-year, full-time, approved naturopathic medical schools. They take licensing exams in those states which license naturopathic doctors. Those states are: Alaska, Arizona, California, Connecticut, Hawaii, Maine, New Hampshire, Oregon, Vermont and Washington. Puerto Rico also gives licenses. Presently naturopathic doctors are working on legislation in a number of states, including New York, to obtain licensing laws.
* What is the training of a skilled Homeopathic practitioner?

Years of training with master homeopathic mentors and in training programs. After extensive training, practitioners can take an exam to become board certified in homeopathy by the Homeopathic Academy of Naturopathic Physicians. Dr. Goodman-Herrick is board-certified.
* What is the difference between Naturopathy and Homeopathy?

Naturopathic is a broad umbrella term for many natural healing therapeutics, such as acupuncture, botanical medicine, hyrdrotherapy, homeopathy and nutrition.
* Can I be on other medicines?

Yes. There is no problem with drug interaction. Over time, with successful treatment, you may be able to decrease or eliminate your other medication with your prescribing physician’s consent
* What does homeopathic treatment cost compared to conventional or allopathic medicine?

Homeopathic medicines cost a small fraction of what traditional, drug medicine cost. A container of homeopathic medicine sufficient to last a whole month costs $6. Sometimes a single dose is all that is necessary. Most often the cost of homeopathic medicine costs between $3 and $6 a month.
* How long will my treatment last?

The length of treatment varies from person to person. Most often, after the initial visit, a person is seen once a month for several months to monitor care. After that visits are on an as-needed basis.
* Does insurance cover my appointments?

In Connecticut it often does, depending on your plan’s coverage. In NY it does not. Dr. Goodman-Herrick’s office requests that payment be made at the conclusion of each visit.

For more information, go to: http://www.homeopathyamerica.com/

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About Our Family

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Clinton and I live in Missouri. Clinton works for CED, Inc. It is an electrical distributing company. He works in Inside Sales right now and is training for Outside Sales. I am an Independent Marketing Consultant for Melaleuca. I work from home and I really love what I do. Cora is 3 years old and she is so excited about starting Preschool in the fall. She loves everything Princess and her favorite color is Pink! Miles is 2 and he loves CARS the movie and is really into Thomas the Train as well. He is a ball of Fire and keeps us on our toes! And in keeping with stereotypes, loves the color Blue. Well, Wyatt Evan Fisher is here now!! He arrived at 5:03pm on June 22, 2008!! We are so very blessed and so very excited! He's 7 pounds and 5 ounces, 20 inches long! Healthy and so very handsome! We are so blessed and so proud of our new baby boy! Precious blessing from God!

Fisher Farm Family Cookout!

Fisher Farm Family Cookout!
Cora was swinging with her cousins.

Fun Fall Pictures!

We had a blast taking the kids pictures! It was a gorgeous fall day and the kids were in great moods! We really loved Miles "cheese" face! We tried to get him to say something else so he'd actually have a smile instead of the "cheese" lips! :)

I have included some of Hannah, Major and Cannon. They are great friends of Cora, Miles and Wyatt. We have had a great time being neighbors and friends! We have been really enjoying doing things together.



Cheese Lips!

Again with the lips! :)

The Ulitmate Mud Puddle Adventure

Miles LOVES Puddles! We have had a lot of rain lately and so the dead end fills up quickly with the run off. This is such a great joy for Miles. He loves water and jumping into puddles and making quite a mess of things! Take in mind that it's October and quite chilly out~this means nothing to Miles~he feels no cold. Now, since daddy took the pictures, please excuse the fuzzy ones! :)

Painting the Pirate Ship!

Cora and Miles love painting! They had a great time painting and I had a wonderful time watching them, taking pictures, laughing, being amazed at how quickly they are growing up, in awe of their creativeness. I am so blessed to be their mom. What a precious gift God has given me. I am so thankful!

Puddin'

I decided that it would be fun to let the kids play with their snack as a sensory activity! So, we had chocolate pudding to "paint" and granola and dried fruit to "decorate the painting" and their bodies as the "canvas"! It was a hit!

Miles wasn't sure at first~he usually revels in messes, but this time Mom was "letting" him and he just didn't know what to think about that! It didn't take him long to get into it though.

Cora had a great time and she dug in right away! When Dad came home from work, she invited him to join the fun as well! He took off his shirt and soon he was the canvas that the kids were painting! Cora wanted to make sure that his entire back was covered!

Wyatt remained an outsider to the event~which I am sure he appreciated! He really enjoys watching his brother and sister play. He smiled and laughed and cooed a lot! It was a really enjoyable time for us all! If you haven't had fun with pudding, I suggest you try!

Cora and her "Pudding Art Creation"

Cora and her "Pudding Art Creation"
We have chocolate pudding, granola, and dried fruit!

Puddin' face!

Puddin' face!

Miles was just getting started!

Miles was just getting started!

Now we are getting the hang of it!

Now we are getting the hang of it!

Cora loved the feel of the "squishy" pudding in her fingers!

Cora loved the feel of the "squishy" pudding in her fingers!

Daddy jumping in the fun!

Daddy jumping in the fun!

HMMMM......

HMMMM......

Almost got it all......

Almost got it all......

The Finished Paintings!

The Finished Paintings!

Now with silly faces!

Now with silly faces!

Cora's First Day of School!

Cora's First Day of School!

It was chilly morning.

At School

At School
In front on her school.

Her Cubby

Mrs. Creason~Cora's Teacher

Mrs. Creason~Cora's Teacher

Oh bath time!

Oh bath time!

May I Help You?

May I Help You?

Here's lookin' at you kid!

Here's lookin' at you kid!

Wondering if we could just go on our walk already!

Please???

Please???

Wyatt always falls asleep in his backpack on our walks!

Playing in the sprinkler!

Playing in the sprinkler!

Hannah, Grant, and Cora~Umbrellas to "save them" from getting wet....didn't work out so well!

Hannah, Grant, and Cora~Umbrellas to "save them" from getting wet....didn't work out so well!
Hannah and Grant are our neighbors. Hannah lives next door and Grant lives caddy corner across the street.

Hannah's brother Major.

Hannah's brother Major.
Major and Miles are good friends~they love to play together!

Fort Umbrella~all the kids are inside.

Fort Umbrella~all the kids are inside.

Miles coming to join the Umbrella Crew.

Miles coming to join the Umbrella Crew.

Cora Loves Playing With Finn!

Cora Loves Playing With Finn!

Clinton Jumping Over Cora!

Clinton Jumping Over Cora!

We take Jason's Dog Disel, for a walk everyday! Cora likes to hold the leash by herself.

We take Jason's Dog Disel, for a walk everyday! Cora likes to hold the leash by herself.

Cora LOVES to ride her bike! Everytime we are outside, she's on her bike!

Cora LOVES to ride her bike! Everytime we are outside, she's on her bike!

Miles Messes

Miles loves to make messes! This montage of cereal was waiting for me one morning and boy was I happy about it..... This isn't the first (or the last ~ I'm sure) time this has happened. If you don't get him food the moment you hear him wake up~BEWARE! Oh the joys of parenthood!

Miles Helping Himself to Breakfast.....

Miles Helping Himself to Breakfast.....

Cora and Aunty A making Cheese Cake!

Cora and Aunty A making Cheese Cake!

BIG SISTER

BIG SISTER

Cora is always asking to hold Wyatt

Cora is always asking to hold Wyatt

How Sweet

How Sweet

Into the face paint from halloween.....

Into the face paint from halloween.....

Miles thought Wyatt needed some too!

Miles thought Wyatt needed some too!

Bath Time

Bath Time

4th of July

4th of July

Four Wheelin' Anyone?

Miles loves Uncle Paul's four wheeler! He just loves to run to the shed, get the helmet on (which used to terrify him) and climb on! If he can talk daddy into it (which isn't a hard thing), he gets to ride all over the farm!

Clinton Painting Cora's Nails

Clinton Painting Cora's Nails

Angela and Jeremy Reynolds

Angela and Jeremy Reynolds
This is my best friend and her husband.

Wyatt's first week!

We had so much fun spending Wyatt's First Week of life with Nani and Pop Pop! We drove down right after we were released from the hospital and Wyatt proved to be a great little traveler! He never made a peep! Cora and Miles were great helpers and loved having their baby brother in between them. Every time we got out of the car, Cora would say,"Mom! Don't forget our baby!" It was really cute. It was a lot of fun for the cousins to get a chance to spend time together too. It was a great week!

Our First Family Pic!

Our First Family Pic!

Playing Time

Playing Time
In Nani and Pop Pop's basement playing!

Balloon Swords!

Balloon Swords!
Safe Play?

Ping Pong anyone?

Ping Pong anyone?
Miles couldn't wait for his turn to play ping pong

Nani and Cora

Nani and Cora
They had matching hats! It was so much fun!

Proud Grandparents!

Proud Grandparents!

All the Kids with Nani and Pop Pop!

All the Kids with Nani and Pop Pop!

Diaper Head!

Diaper Head!
He decided that it would be fun to put his swim diaper on his head! He made the return trip home a funny affair!

Cora wanted to do diaper head too!

Cora wanted to do diaper head too!

The Arrival of Wyatt!

We were so very excited for the arrival of Wyatt! He arrived two weeks early, much to everyone's surprise! On June 22, 2008, at 6:30am, I noticed that it was going to be a very special day! I woke Clinton up and we began the "run around". We had to get everything cleaned and packed and ready for the next week. We arrived at the hospital and everything took off from there! He arrived at 5:03pm and was 7 pounds 5 ounces , 20 inches long. Just perfect! He was our smallest baby, but the size of a regular full term baby! He just seemed so tiny to us! And to think that most people have babies his size! We couldn't be more thrilled with our new little man! He is so precious to us! He is very content and sleeps very well! You can't ask for more than that!

Baby Wyatt is coming!

Baby Wyatt is coming!
I wanted a picture before Wyatt made his grand entrance!

Our Precious Little Man!

Our Precious Little Man!
Just a few minutes after he was born!

Mom and Baby!

Mom and Baby!
I couldn't be more thrilled with him!

Dad and his Son

Dad and his Son
He is so proud of his boy!

Big Sis and Wyatt!

Big Sis and Wyatt!
She sang "Mary had a little lamb" to him! It was so cute!

Wyatt Evan Fisher!

Wyatt Evan Fisher!
Our Precious Baby Boy! Loves to look around!

Nani and Pop Pop!

Nani and Pop Pop!
Happy Family!

Pop Pop and Wyatt!

Pop Pop and Wyatt!
Pop Pop was able to cut the cord! How cool!

Wyatt and Nani!

Wyatt and Nani!
We loved having Nani there for the Birth!

Uncle Jason!

Uncle Jason!
It was great to have Uncle Jason come and visit!

Summer 2008!

We are having a lot of fun this summer right in our own back yard! We got the kids a little pool that they love and a swing that I (Amy) love so that we could enjoy being outside together as a family! God has blessed us with great children, great weather, and so much love for each other. I am always thankful for how well the kids get along. I am looking forward to seeing how Wyatt will fit with our little family.

Cora is growing up so fast and she is "teaching" Miles new things all the time! Miles grows so fast "learning" from his big sister and he loves to copy her. He follows her and repeats what she says and does what she does. It is really sweet to see them playing together and learning from each other.

Umbrella Time

Umbrella Time
Cora loves her little umbrella!

Fun in the Summer Sun!

Fun in the Summer Sun!
They love their little pool!

Pool Time!

Pool Time!
They love Splashing in the Pool!!

Eatting Pluots!

Eatting Pluots!
Snack time in the pool! Can't get any better than that!

We love eachother!

We love eachother!
They are best friends!

Cora and Miles Club House!

Cora and Miles Club House!
They love this little house!

Painting!

Painting!
The kids discovered that if you get chalk wet, it makes "paint"!

Coloring!

Coloring!
Cora loves to color.

My yellow picture!

My yellow picture!
Cora wanted to make sure that I took a picture of her with her picture!

My Favorite Cuties!

My Favorite Cuties!
They are such posers!

My Studly Man!

My Studly Man!
Miles is such a big boy!

Precious Princess!

Precious Princess!
Cora is such a Princess!