When it comes to our kid’s health:

Prevention “trumps” Treatment!

However, there are also many safe, effective and natural solutions for the multitude of health and behavioral issues affecting our kids today!

SOKHOP offers well researched  articles, interviews, blog posts and virtual events to provide you with an understanding of the underlying causes of ADHD, Autism, Obesity, Type 2 Diabetes, Asthma, Childhood Cancer etc. as well as practical, common-sense strategies for prevention, healing and in some instances recovery from these conditions.

SOKHOP is about taking action NOW to restore our kid’s right to a healthy and happy childhood!

Radiation – Minimize the Damage to Your Health

Strategies for Minimizing the Damage to Your Health from Radiation                                                                                       Maureen  H. McDonnell, RN This article is not meant to be perceived as medical advice or to be ...

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Natural Ways to Beat the Flu and Winter Colds

Don't fall prey to fear.  Take charge of your health! Just today, I saw about 10 different signs advertising the flu vaccine.  Have you noticed over the last few years, ...

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A Pediatric RN Shares Practical Tips for Minimizing Vaccine Risks

A Pediatric RN Shares Practical Tips for Minimizing the Inherent Risks in Vaccines Maureen McDonnell, BS, RN “Risks?”  you may ask.  “I thought the science was conclusive?”    I’m sorry to report that ...

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The Benefits of Mom Creating a Sanctuary for Rest, Relaxation and Healing

By Jill Urwick with Maureen McDonnell Stress…the word alone triggers a myriad of reactions, both emotional and physical. As a very busy mom of 3 kids (one with autism), I have ...

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Happy is the New Healthy!

By Maureen McDonnell, RN Many adjectives have been used to describe the work those of us in the naturally-oriented health care fields do, and how it differs from the western medicine ...

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Life in the Sunshine State ~ Wasn’t So Sunny!

Having a baby can be overwhelming but often the stress is compounded when almost everyone who crosses your path shares their differing views and opinions on pregnancy, birth and parenting. ...

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Emerging Science and Common Sense Gives Parents Options for Treating and Preventing Autism

by Maureen McDonnell, BS, RN No one has all the answers as to why so many children are developing autism. Genetic predisposition plus environmental factors? The increase in the number of ...

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Natural Ways to to Boost a Child’s Immunity

  Just today, I saw about 10 different signs advertising the flu vaccine. I’ll never know why, instead of this massive ad campaign, physicians don’t  just encourage the use of  immune ...

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Super Foods for a Healthy Family

I know the names Acai (pronounced ahh Sigh Eee), Cacao (pronounced Ca Cow) and Goji sound like exotic, foreign substances, but the truth is these are nutrient-dense “superfoods” that are rapidly ...

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A Bun in the Oven…for the second time! Reflections of How to Avoid Certain Pitfalls

Pregnancy can be extremely exciting, but also a daunting experience. There are so many things to consider (even when it’s your second) and the questions and options that arise can ...

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