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I am Woman, Hear Me Roar

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Picking up my latest copy of Family Foundations magazine, I flipped through the pages and landed on an article written by family physician, Dr. John Littell, M.D. It started out:

“Some years ago, I listened intently to a presentation on cervical cancer at a conference on women’s health care held in Orlando, Fla. During the Q&A, I asked the expert physician why he did not comment on the increased risk of cervical cancer in women who are using oral contraceptives. His response? ‘Let’s keep that to ourselves.’”

I suppose that I should have been shocked to read that an expert in women’s health care was not only readily dismissing serious risks, but was going so far as to promote the suppression of information.

I should have been shocked, but I wasn’t in the least because I’ve experienced this kind of dishonesty and blatant disregard for truth more than a few times while sitting in one of those fashionable paper gowns.

When I got married 23 years old, I took the Pill. It was just what you did, or so I thought. READ the rest HERE

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The Nitty Gritty of Birth Control and the Abortion Back-up Plan

We no longer: drink diet soda, eat a growing variety of sweets or chew gum with artificial sweeteners. My husband switched us to tooth polish without fluoride and soap without antibacterial agents.

Our eggs come free-ranged, our bread whole grain, and our produce organic. Attending home school functions nowadays, we have to be mindful of gluten, nuts and food dyes in whatever we bring to share.

Increased Awareness

From sensitivities to allergies, and everything in between, there’s an increased awareness of how what we put into our bodies affects our well-being. Labels contain ingredient lists, product packaging includes warnings, and restaurants highlight low-calorie menu items, to aid consumers.

Once upon a time, airplanes and eateries had smoking sections. School lunches consisted of peanut butter and jelly on white bread. Today, you’d be hard pressed to find even an outdoor event that welcomes tobacco users, and whole school buildings are designated as nut-free.

Time and science have taught us a few lessons about toxins and disease, allergies and life threatening reactions. In fact, the government felt so compelled to protect the citizenry from harm, that it now regulates sales and distribution of tobacco products (among a host of other things). Continue reading