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My name is Leather and have been the sole owner of MoonDragon Birthing Services located in Salem, Massachusetts. I am a Direct-Entry (DEM) Homebirth Midwife (Retired), a Holistic Health Practitioner, a Reiki Therapist, an Ordained Minister, a Pagan Priestess and Matriarch of the Fam-Trad Clan of the MoonDragon. I am also a Notary Public for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. I am a mother, grandmother and a great-grandmother.

I have been a homebirth midwife since 1979 and working in the health field since 1975. I have an educational and experience background in the medical arts, science, biology and psychology. I am always a student and a teacher in life, always learning something new along the way from every person I meet and wanting to share what I have learned with others. Knowledge is a wonderful thing and it is never wasted, especially when it comes to your health and well-being. I have always enjoyed writing, art, and doing research on various subjects. This is how this website came to be. I celebrated my 22nd Anniversary of being online with my website (1996-2018). The website has grown from a few pages to nearly 2,500 pages and is still growing. I always have several research projects I am working on. I am currently updating several pages and will be added as they are completed or ready to share. Please be patient. This is a long process.

Please, feel free to wander and enjoy yourself. This site is constantly being worked on, edited, and added to. If you should happen to come across a link to a page that is not there yet or an inactive product link, please do not become frustrated. I am updating pages and links, a long process, to say the least. I am currently working on several pages that will be uploaded to the website in the near future. Links have already been put in place for several of these pages. I appreciate all the support I have received from my website visitors over the last several years. This has helped me to keep this website going.

Please visit and support the various affiliate programs found throughout this website. You will find many of them on this page as you scroll down. These advertisers offer a variety of wonderful products while they are helping us to financially support and maintain this website. I have been very selective about joining affiliate programs and only wish to bring my visitors quality products at reasonable prices. Many of these products I have used myself and have used in my MoonDragon Birthing Services homebirth midwifery practice. Please help me to support this website by offering donations through PayPal. I appreciate those who have financially donated to Please continue to help keep this information free to those that are searching for it. Every donation helps, no matter how big or how small.

Information included in this website is here for informational, educational, and research purposes only. I believe that everyone should be an informed consumer, especially when it comes to your health care. Any information you find in these pages are not meant to replace the care of your health care provider or your midwife. Some of the information given is for professional consideration only and should not be used by anyone that has not been trained to use it. If you have a health condition that needs attention, please consult with your health care provider or midwife about treatment options that are available for you and your specific situation. Information included on these pages have been gathered from a variety of resources, including the internet, and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of MoonDragon's staff members. Any use or misuse of any information given here is the sole responsibility of the reader and not that of MoonDragon's writers and researchers.

Blessed Be.

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  • MoonDragon's Nutrition Basics Index
  • MoonDragon's Nutrition Basics: Amino Acids Index
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  • MoonDragon's Nutrition Basics: Mineral Introduction
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • MoonDragon's Aromatherapy Tips
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    Dill Oil
    Eucalyptus Oil
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    Healing Baths For Colds
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    Coconut Oil
    Comfrey Oil
    Evening Primrose Oil
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    Poke Root Oil
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    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 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
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  • 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

  • MoonDragon's Alternative Health: Find A Practitioner

    Local & Regional Referrals for Chiropractors, Midwives, Acupuncturists, Naturopathics and Other Alternative-Holistic Health Care Providers. Information about choosing a practitioner and links to finding a practitioner in your region.

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    Lynn Early Intervention Partnership Program

    (A Program of Cerebral Palsy Association of Eastern Massachusettts, Inc.)

    Contact Information For Referral:

    Renee Oesterlin
    Karina Chilel
    Heidi Miranda

    Phone Numbers: 781-593-2727 X276 or 1-800 454-2727

    For Pregnant Women or Women With Newborns

    Click Here For Detailed Information

    SeaShore Cleaning Services
    Cheryl Perry-Bowers, Owner
    Cell Phone: 617 610-5237
    Office Phone: 978 979-1694

    SeaShore Cleaning Services - Serving the NorthShore Region of Massachusetts

    Home and Office cleaning services, privately owned by Cheryl Perry-Bowers. Gift certificates, spring cleaning services, holidays and special occasion services available. Just the right thing to help out that new mom, an elderly family member or other special person in your life. Pamper her with a gift certificate for a house-cleaning with that special personal touch!


    MoonDragon's Massachusetts Notary Public Services & Links Notary News - Midwife: Proper Notary Procedures Are Critical
    April 15, 2006 - Article written by Armando AGuirre for the National Notary Publication after doing an inteview with Notary Public and Salem midwife, Leather Dupris, owner of MoonDragon Birthing Services and Webmistress of located in Salem, Massachusetts.

    MoonDragon's Sewing & Fashions

    I have about several decades of sewing experience in dressmaking and children's clothes. I do sewing repairs, minor alterations and other types of machine and hand stitching in the Salem, Massachusetts region. If you have some things that need repairing or altered, my email is

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    WitchVox: 'Symbol' The Veteran Pentacle Quest Has Been Graced with An Anthem

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    This is my soapbox moment. I yell at the television regularly these days and I have difficulty believing just how scary things have become. So many, otherwise sensible people, seem to have lost their minds, their ethics, and have chosen to drink the "crazy cult koolaid". The others that have all been known to be fringe lunatics and over the edge psycho-sociopaths have now seem to have found their cult master and follow him blindly, fed daily with lies, conspiracy theories, and hate. I do not do social sites like facebook or twitter. I do not want to either. Too many seem to have had their souls sucked dry by the madness often found on these sites, ads, stories, and lies purposely placed there by unfriendly vampire-like individuals and governments with the sole purpose is to divide and destroy our freedoms. With all that is happening every day, I, along with millions of others, are stressed and overwhelmed by the actions and inactions of our leaders along with the potential destruction of our democracy and our freedoms all because of corruption, greed and power hunger by a few treacherous and self-centered individuals in seats of power. Just to let you know, I did not vote for them. I voted for the saner party that won the popular vote, but lost the electorial vote because of criminal activities by certain individuals and unfriendly goverments.


    MoonDragon supports all of our military veterans serving our country, Wiccan-Pagan and all other spiritual pathways, in time of peace and time of war, giving their lives that we may continue to have and enjoy our freedoms and way of life in this country. My grandson is currently serving our country in the United States Air Force. We believe we should care about people, protect the environment and our animal friends, and our right to pursue happiness without hurting anything or anyone in the process. We also support the rule of law, the constitution, and those who fight injustice and corruption. We support racial, cultural, and religious diversity and tolerance in all its fabulous forms, women's rights in reproduction, health, employment, relationships, and the ability to choose what is best for each woman. We support quality affordable health care for everyone. We support LBGT rights, and the right to stand up and protest against injustices and and negative governmental policies. With a personal background in journalism, we support those investigative journalists and mainstream media who put themselves in peril to bring us the truth, day in and day out, in spite of threats made by the ignorant haters and liars. They are there to hold power in check and responsible for their actions. Free speech and free press are important in a viable democracy. We should hold our world allies close to us and stand by them against those who would try to disrupt democracy and destroy freedoms. They are our friends. Dictators are not our friends and should be treated as the scum they are, criminal and dangerous.


    We are against hate, greed, corruption, community and domestic violence, sexual assault, bigotry and racism in all its forms, as well as the ignorance, narrowmindedness, and downright stupidity of those who choose to divide, bully, attack and practice hate in our culture and our government. We believe bad leaders should be held responsible for their actions and, if needed, impeached-removed from office and criminally indicted and convicted for their atrocious misdeeds. No one is above the law. This is a democracy, not a monarchy or dictatorship. We do not support government representives, media, individuals or groups who support the haters. Saber rattling, treaty-agreement breaking, bullying and threats of war, unwarranted tariffs with our allies and other current agendas are ineffective, dangerous, and downright idiotic. We believe in the power of the people and the vote and will fight those who want to deny those rights to others different from themselves. Each and every vote should count and not be restrained, threatened, manipulated, or prevented. So folks, if you want to change our dangerous chaotic times, get out and vote. It is time to remove the slime from the swamp up to and including the highest office in the White House, as needed.

    Blessed Be.


    A recent Trump rally held at a VFW sponsored meeting in the midwest resulted with free press journalists covering the rally being dishonored and threatened by Trump and members of the audience. This was highly inappropriate, upsetting and sad considering the audience consisted primarily of military veterans representing the Veterans of Foreign Wars organization, a group well known to have discipline and support for their members, the families of veterans and the community in general, as well as their loyalty and commitment to the country of the United States, the constitution, freedom rights, democracy, and the law. Many have given their lives for their country and all it stands for. I had worked with the local VFWs over the years, offering my own personal support for their work. Because of this I have the great need to outwardly and defiantly stand with these hard working free press journalists and publicly chastise those who stood with Trump in his attack on the free press and the first constitutional amendment of the United States supporting free speech, the free press and religious freedom rights. These highly professional investigative journalists were booed at, shouted at with rude and crude remarks and gestures, with threats of harm and even death. Trump, having a problem with fact-based and provable truths, has been increasing his attacks on journalists through his tweeter feed, on television, and at his rallies to the point of creating real danger for life and limb of the journalists covering his activities. I am offering my outward support to freedom-fact based professional journalists who are simply doing their watchdog jobs at keeping the actions of government and elected officials open to the people, holding these officials responsible for their words, deeds and actions, good and bad. I do NOT support conspiracy theorists, haters, racist-bigoted behaviors, liars, and dealers of falsehoods, tabloid-quality writing. The latter is not true journalism, just junk writing with no base in facts, only untruths promoted and spread by our current elected leaders and their appointed staff.