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MoonDragon's Health & Wellness

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  • Stress, Diet & Illness

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    Informational pages listed in the Health & Wellness and Women's Health sections of covers a wide range of health issues and concerns that many of us have to face and work with in our lives. I have gathered information from many resources, including the internet, to supply up-to-date recommendations in proper nutrition, holistic and alternative therapy approaches, and links to other websites that might be of benefit to my readers. I have arranged the various indexes by subject as well as alphabetical to make it easier for readers to find what they are looking for. I have provided links to specific nutritional guidelines, organizations, therapies and so forth that might be helpful in becoming informed consumers with regards to our health and our health care.

    I have tried to refrain from using terms such as "physician" or "doctor" in these pages since there are many types of practitioners, licensed and unlicensed, certified or uncertified. There are also many types health care approaches in the United States that do not have licensing or certification available, but this does not mean that these practitioners do not know what they are doing or that the health care approaches do not work. We, as homebirth midwives, have been trapped in this situation for decades. Some states provide licensing and certification, some states it is illegal to deliver babies at home using a midwife. It varies greatly. Keep in mind... Licensing or certification does not necessarily make a competent practitioner. Governmental or medical approval of a health care approach does not necessarily mean that it works for all individuals or that it is the only approach to remedy a certain situation. The United States and the current allopathic medical community has been very backward in accepting new approaches or even old approaches that are used in many other parts of the world for centuries. Allopathic approaches often approach disorders with the use of drug therapy (sometimes using seriously dangerous drugs with serious side effects) and surgery, which may or may not be the only approach to treatment, often without the use of proper nutrition or nutritional therapy as an important part of healing and health maintenance.

    Most of the information found on these pages has been gathered from various medical resources (allopathic and holistic) and from personal experiences of consumers. Your own health care provider may recommend certain procedures or tests be performed to help in diagnosis and treatment of your particular health condition. You will need to consider these suggestions: do research on the pros and cons, side effects, complications and prognosis of each recommendation. You will have the final and ultimate decision about which of the approaches available may work best for you and your particular situation. Not all recommendations will work for all individuals. These pages are available to inform and assist in your research, not to diagnose or remedy any particular health issue. They do not take the place of your personal health care provider or midwife.

    These pages will be added to and/or edited as time goes on. If you do not see a particular page there yet when you click on a link, do not be concerned. This means that I am currently working on this page and it has not been uploaded to the website. It will be at some future date, so, please continue to check back often.


    Many health issues and disorders in the body occur if the body is overcome by stress and suffering from insufficient nutritional intake due to poor eating habits. The descriptions of the conditions may help you identify whether you may have a particular illness. If your symptoms match those given for a certain illness, confirm your suspicions by visiting your health care provider.


    Your health care provider may recommend that certain diagnostic tests be performed to help in making a diagnosis. Some tests, such as amniocentesis or surgical biopsy, are invasive and may have potential complications associated with them. Other tests, such as urinalysis, are not. Many diagnostic tests - especially the newer ones such as magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and computerized tomography (CAT) scans - can be quite expensive. Always be sure you understand exactly what a test involves before agreeing to it, how it is done, what it will show, why it is necessary in your case, what the potential risks are, how much it will cost, and anything else you need to know to feel confident in making a choice.

    You should also inform your health care provider about all medications (including natural medications and/or therapies) and nutritional supplements you take regularly; any known allergies to foods, medications, anesthetics, x-ray materials, and/or other substances; pregnancy, if applicable; and any other special concerns you may have.

    Once a diagnosis has been confirmed, refer to the appropriate dietary guidelines, recommendations, and supplementation program suggested on this website that may be able to help in your recovery. Always be sure to learn as much as possible about the use of any supplement you take. Most of the suggestions can be utilized either alone or in conjunction with other therapies. However, if you have any questions about the appropriateness of any suggested nutrients or other therapy, discuss it with your health care provider and/or midwife.

    Certain products may be recommended by brand name and/or by specific manufacturers. These recommendations may appear on their own or in parentheses following a generic term for the substance. These are not the only products available or the only ones that will work. There are many good supplements by many different manufacturers that will work as well as the recommended product. New products are available to the market all the time. These recommendations are given for particular products because of their effectiveness and good quality. Links to many of these products to resources for on-line purchasing may be added, but again, these may not be the only retail stores to carry them. You should do an internet search for price and quality of any recommended substance.

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    Health & Wellness Index


    Allspice Leaf Oil
    Angelica Oil
    Anise Oil
    Baobab Oil
    Basil Oil
    Bay Laurel Oil
    Bay Oil
    Benzoin Oil
    Bergamot Oil
    Black Pepper Oil
    Chamomile (German) Oil
    Cajuput Oil
    Calamus Oil
    Camphor (White) Oil
    Caraway Oil
    Cardamom Oil
    Carrot Seed Oil
    Catnip Oil
    Cedarwood Oil
    Chamomile Oil
    Cinnamon Oil
    Citronella Oil
    Clary-Sage Oil
    Clove Oil
    Coriander Oil
    Cypress Oil
    Dill Oil
    Eucalyptus Oil
    Fennel Oil
    Fir Needle Oil
    Frankincense Oil
    Geranium Oil
    German Chamomile Oil
    Ginger Oil
    Grapefruit Oil
    Helichrysum Oil
    Hyssop Oil
    Iris-Root Oil
    Jasmine Oil
    Juniper Oil
    Labdanum Oil
    Lavender Oil
    Lemon-Balm Oil
    Lemongrass Oil
    Lemon Oil
    Lime Oil
    Longleaf-Pine Oil
    Mandarin Oil
    Marjoram Oil
    Mimosa Oil
    Myrrh Oil
    Myrtle Oil
    Neroli Oil
    Niaouli Oil
    Nutmeg Oil
    Orange Oil
    Oregano Oil
    Palmarosa Oil
    Patchouli Oil
    Peppermint Oil
    Peru-Balsam Oil
    Petitgrain Oil
    Pine-Long Leaf Oil
    Pine-Needle Oil
    Pine-Swiss Oil
    Rosemary Oil
    Rose Oil
    Rosewood Oil
    Sage Oil
    Sandalwood Oil
    Savory Oil
    Spearmint Oil
    Spikenard Oil
    Swiss-Pine Oil
    Tangerine Oil
    Tea-Tree Oil
    Thyme Oil
    Vanilla Oil
    Verbena Oil
    Vetiver Oil
    Violet Oil
    White-Camphor Oil
    Yarrow Oil
    Ylang-Ylang Oil
    Healing Baths For Colds
    Herbal Cleansers
    Using Essential Oils


    Almond, Sweet Oil
    Apricot Kernel Oil
    Argan Oil
    Arnica Oil
    Avocado Oil
    Baobab Oil
    Black Cumin Oil
    Black Currant Oil
    Black Seed Oil
    Borage Seed Oil
    Calendula Oil
    Camelina Oil
    Castor Oil
    Coconut Oil
    Comfrey Oil
    Evening Primrose Oil
    Flaxseed Oil
    Grapeseed Oil
    Hazelnut Oil
    Hemp Seed Oil
    Jojoba Oil
    Kukui Nut Oil
    Macadamia Nut Oil
    Meadowfoam Seed Oil
    Mullein Oil
    Neem Oil
    Olive Oil
    Palm Oil
    Plantain Oil
    Plum Kernel Oil
    Poke Root Oil
    Pomegranate Seed Oil
    Pumpkin Seed Oil
    Rosehip Seed Oil
    Safflower Oil
    Sea Buckthorn Oil
    Sesame Seed Oil
    Shea Nut Oil
    Soybean Oil
    St. Johns Wort Oil
    Sunflower Oil
    Tamanu Oil
    Vitamin E Oil
    Wheat Germ Oil


  • MoonDragon's Nutrition Basics Index
  • MoonDragon's Nutrition Basics: Amino Acids Index
  • MoonDragon's Nutrition Basics: Antioxidants Index
  • MoonDragon's Nutrition Basics: Enzymes Information
  • MoonDragon's Nutrition Basics: Herbs Index
  • MoonDragon's Nutrition Basics: Homeopathics Index
  • MoonDragon's Nutrition Basics: Hydrosols Index
  • MoonDragon's Nutrition Basics: Minerals Index
  • MoonDragon's Nutrition Basics: Mineral Introduction
  • MoonDragon's Nutrition Basics: Dietary & Cosmetic Supplements Index
  • MoonDragon's Nutrition Basics: Dietary Supplements Introduction
  • MoonDragon's Nutrition Basics: Specialty Supplements
  • MoonDragon's Nutrition Basics: Vitamins Index
  • MoonDragon's Nutrition Basics: Vitamins Introduction


  • MoonDragon's Nutrition Basics: 4 Basic Nutrients
  • MoonDragon's Nutrition Basics: Avoid Foods That Contain Additives & Artificial Ingredients
  • MoonDragon's Nutrition Basics: Is Aspartame A Safe Sugar Substitute?
  • MoonDragon's Nutrition Basics: Guidelines For Selecting & Preparing Foods
  • MoonDragon's Nutrition Basics: Foods That Destroy
  • MoonDragon's Nutrition Basics: Foods That Heal
  • MoonDragon's Nutrition Basics: The Micronutrients: Vitamins & Minerals
  • MoonDragon's Nutrition Basics: Avoid Overcooking Your Foods
  • MoonDragon's Nutrition Basics: Phytochemicals
  • MoonDragon's Nutrition Basics: Increase Your Consumption of Raw Produce
  • MoonDragon's Nutrition Basics: Limit Your Use of Salt
  • MoonDragon's Nutrition Basics: Use Proper Cooking Utensils
  • MoonDragon's Nutrition Basics: Choosing The Best Water & Types of Water


  • MoonDragon's Nutrition Information Index
  • MoonDragon's Nutritional Therapy Index
  • MoonDragon's Nutritional Analysis Index
  • MoonDragon's Nutritional Diet Index
  • MoonDragon's Nutritional Recipe Index
  • MoonDragon's Nutrition Therapy: Preparing Produce for Juicing
  • MoonDragon's Nutrition Information: Food Additives Index
  • MoonDragon's Nutrition Information: Food Safety Links
  • MoonDragon's Aromatherapy Index
  • MoonDragon's Aromatherapy Articles
  • MoonDragon's Aromatherapy For Back Pain
  • MoonDragon's Aromatherapy For Labor & Birth
  • MoonDragon's Aromatherapy Blending Chart
  • MoonDragon's Aromatherapy Essential Oil Details
  • MoonDragon's Aromatherapy Links
  • MoonDragon's Aromatherapy For Miscarriage
  • MoonDragon's Aromatherapy For Post Partum
  • MoonDragon's Aromatherapy For Childbearing
  • MoonDragon's Aromatherapy For Problems in Pregnancy & Birthing
  • MoonDragon's Aromatherapy Chart of Essential Oils #1
  • MoonDragon's Aromatherapy Chart of Essential Oils #2
  • MoonDragon's Aromatherapy Tips
  • MoonDragon's Aromatherapy Uses
  • MoonDragon's Alternative Health Index
  • MoonDragon's Alternative Health Information Overview
  • MoonDragon's Alternative Health Therapy Index
  • MoonDragon's Alternative Health: Touch & Movement Therapies Index
  • MoonDragon's Alternative Health Therapy: Touch & Movement: Aromatherapy
  • MoonDragon's Alternative Therapy: Touch & Movement - Massage Therapy
  • MoonDragon's Alternative Health: Therapeutic Massage
  • MoonDragon's Holistic Health Links Page 1
  • MoonDragon's Holistic Health Links Page 2
  • MoonDragon's Health & Wellness: Nutrition Basics Index
  • MoonDragon's Health & Wellness: Therapy Index
  • MoonDragon's Health & Wellness: Massage Therapy
  • MoonDragon's Health & Wellness: Hydrotherapy
  • MoonDragon's Health & Wellness: Pain Control Therapy
  • MoonDragon's Health & Wellness: Relaxation Therapy
  • MoonDragon's Health & Wellness: Steam Inhalation Therapy
  • MoonDragon's Health & Wellness: Therapy - Herbal Oils Index

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