EcoParent Spring 2022 References

Turning the Tide: Ocean Plastics and Our Health

  1. De Frond, H.L., van Sebille, E., Parnis, J.M., Diamond, M.L., Mallos, N., Kingsbury, T. and Rochman, C.M., 2019. Estimating the mass of chemicals associated with ocean plastic pollution to inform mitigation efforts. Integrated environmental assessment and management, 15(4), pp.596-606.
  2. Landrigan, P.J., Stegeman, J.J., Fleming, L.E., Allemand, D., Anderson, D.M., Backer, L.C., Brucker-Davis, F., Chevalier, N., Corra, L., Czerucka, D. and Bottein, M.Y.D., 2020. Human health and ocean pollution. Annals of global health, 86(1). 
  3. Menon, Shanti. 2016. Mercury Guide. Natural Resource Defense Council (NRDC). Retrieved from:
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  5. Pizzorno, J., 2017. The Toxin Solution: How Hidden Poisons in the Air, Water, Food, and Products We Use are Destroying Our Health--and what We Can Do to Fix it. HarperCollins.
  6. Rochman, C.M., 2020. The Story of Plastic Pollution. Oceanography, 33(3), pp.60-70.
  7. Sánchez, C., 2020. Fungal potential for the degradation of petroleum-based polymers: An overview of macro-and microplastics biodegradation. Biotechnology advances, 40, p.107501.
  8. Wabnitz, C. and Nichols, W.J., 2010. Plastic pollution: An ocean emergency. Marine Turtle Newsletter, (129), p.1.

Ayurvedic Warm Oil Massage

  1. Edwards DJ, et al. (2018). The immediate effect of therapeutic touch and deep touch pressure on range of motion, interoceptive accuracy and heart rate variability: A randomized controlled trial with moderation analysis. Retrieved from:
  2. Lad, Vasant and Frawley, David. 1993. The Yoga of Herbs: An Ayurvedic Guide to Herbal Medicine. Detroit, MI. Lotus Press.
  3. Tiwari, Maya. 2007. Women’s Power to Heal. Candler, NC. Mother Om Media.

Boosting Your Fertility


Embracing the Elements: Outdoor Therapies for the Whole Family 


Springing Into Nature: Activities to Awaken Your Senses

  3. The Heartbeat of Trees, Peter Wohlleben
  4. WildsiteEd website
  5. ParkRX website

Team Spirit: Integrative Healthcare and Your Child 

  1. Choby, B. A. (2009, March 1). Diagnosis and treatment of streptococcal pharyngitis. American Family Physician. Retrieved December 20, 2021. Retrieved from:
  2. Solomonian, L. (2019). Textbook of naturopathic and integrative pediatrics. CCNM Press. 
  3. Popovych, V., Koshel, I., Malofiichuk, A., Pyletska, L., Semeniuk, A., Filippova, O., & Orlovska, R. (2019). A randomized, open-label, multicenter, comparative study of therapeutic efficacy, safety and tolerability of BNO 1030 extract, containing marshmallow root, chamomile flowers, horsetail herb, walnut leaves, yarrow herb, oak bark, dandelion herb in the treatment of acute non-bacterial tonsillitis in children aged 6 to 18 years. American journal of otolaryngology, 40(2), 265–273.
  4. Harmes, K., Blackwood, R. A., Burrows, H., Cooke, J. M., Harrison, R. V., & Passamani, P. (2013, October 1). Otitis media: Diagnosis and treatment. American Family Physician. Retrieved December 20, 2021. Retrieved from: 
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  6. Della Volpe, A., Ricci, G., Ralli, M., Gambacorta, V., De Lucia, A., Minni, A., Pirozzi, C., Paccone, M., Pastore, V., & Di Stadio, A. (2019). The effects of oral supplements with Sambucus nigra, Zinc, Tyndallized Lactobacillus acidophilus (HA122), Arabinogalactans, vitamin D, vitamin E and vitamin C in otitis media with effusion in children: a randomized controlled trial. European review for medical and pharmacological sciences, 23(14), 6360–6370. Retrieved from:
  7. Calatayud-Sáez, F. M., Calatayud, B., & Calatayud, A. (2021). Effects of the Traditional Mediterranean Diet in Patients with Otitis Media with Effusion. Nutrients, 13(7), 2181.
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  9. Nusslock, R., & Miller, G. E. (2016). Early-Life Adversity and Physical and Emotional Health Across the Lifespan: A Neuroimmune Network Hypothesis. Biological psychiatry, 80(1), 23–32. Retrieved from:
  10. Felt, B. T., BIERMANN, B., CHRISTNER, J. G., KOCHHAR, P., & VAN HARRISON, R. (2014). Diagnosis and Management of ADHD in Children. American Family Physician , 90(7), 456–464. Retrieved from: 
  11. Bloch, M. H., & Mulqueen, J. (2014). Nutritional supplements for the treatment of ADHD. Child and adolescent psychiatric clinics of North America, 23(4), 883–897. Retrieved from:
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  13. Frazier, W. (2020). Atopic Dermatitis: Diagnosis and Treatment. American Family Physician , 101(10), 590–598. Retrieved from:
  14. Pourpak, Z., Farhoudi, A., Mahmoudi, M., Movahedi, M., Ghargozlou, M., Kazemnejad, A., & Eslamnoor, B. (2004). The role of cow milk allergy in increasing the severity of atopic dermatitis. Immunological investigations, 33(1), 69–79. Retrieved from:
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Cry Me a River: The Good News About Your Child's Tears

  1. Aletha Solter, “Understanding tears and tantrums,” Young Children 47, no. 4 (1992): 64–68

Empowerment Through Employment: Preparing Youth with ASD for the Workplace 

  1. Copeland , N. (2018). What is Autism Spectrum Disorder? Retrieved from:
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  4. Seaman, R.L., Cannella-Malone, H.I. Vocational Skills Interventions for Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder: A Review of the Literature. J Dev Phys Disabil 28, 479–494 (2016).
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  7. Raphael, D. (2016). Social Determinants of Health, Canadian Perspectives, 3rd Edition.
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Aromatic and Pungent: Wild Bergamot

  1. Peterson R., McKenny M., A Field Guide to WildFlowers. Boston, MA: Houghton MifRlin Company, 1968
  2. The Herbarium Website:, May 31, 2018
  3. Marles, R.J., Clavelle C., Monteleone L., Tays N., Burns D. Aboriginal Plant Use in Canada’s Northwest Boreal Forest. Vancouver, BC: UBC Press, 2000
  4. USA National Phenology Network Website:, June 6, 2018
  5. Wikipedia:, February 17, 2018
  6. Wood, M., The Book of Herbal Wisdom. Berkeley, CA: North Atlantic Books, 1997
  7. Meeker, J. E., Plants Used By the Great Lakes Ojibwa. Odanah, WI: Great Lakes Indian Fish and Wildlife Commission, 1993
  8. Crow, T.M., Native Plants Native Healing Traditional Muskogee Way. Summertown, TN: Native Voices Book Publishing Company, 2001
  9. Moerman, D., Native American Ethnobotany. Portland, OR, Timber Press, Inc., 1998
  10. Introduction to Herbalism with Matthew Wood, Dir. Dave Laluzerne,, 2014
  11. Grieve, M., A Modern Herbal. West Molesey, Surrey: Merchant Book Company Ltd., 1973
  12. Willard, T., Textbook of Advanced Herbology. Calgary, AB: Wild Rose College of Natural Healing Ltd., 1992
  13. Moore, M., Medicinal Plants of the Mountain West. Sante Fe, NM: Museum of New Mexico Press, 2003
  14. Felter, H.W., Lloyd, J.U., Kings American Dispensatory. Portland, OR: Eclectic Medical Publications, 1983
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  16. PubMed Website. Antibacterial activity and mechanism of action of Monarda punctata essential oil and its main components against common bacterial pathogens in respiratory tract. October 15, 2014 Retrieved from:
  17. PubMed Website. Antibacterial and antifungal activities of thymol: A brief review of the literature. November 1, 2016. Retrieved from:

Understanding the Wood Wide Web

1. Simard, Suzanne, Finding the Mother Tree: Discovering the Wisdom of the Forest