Awe in Holidays

Is it just me or does November through early January feel less and less like a time of celebration and more and more like 3 months full of stress? With endless checklists, get togethers, and last minute shopping craziness this time of year can be more stressful than fun. I think it’s time we do something to get back to a happy holiday season.

Seasonal Affective Disorder

Seasonal Affective Disorder or SAD is a type of depression related to the changes in the seasons. Typically SAD will begin and end about the same time each year. It is estimated that about 20% of Americans are affected each year.

Breast Health

Wellness has been defined as an active process of becoming aware and making choices towards a healthy and fulfilling life. The WHO says, “it is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being, and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.” This month’s wellness blog is all about breast health.

The Truth About Grains

All grains are not created equal! Before deciding which grain you should eat it is important to realize that some are better than others. The best grains are also known as “Ancient or Heritage Grains.” These grains include quinoa, amaranth, barley, teff, millet, sorghum and others.

Meal Planning for Pregnancy

As women consider getting pregnant or already are pregnant they hear lots of bits of advice about what to do, how to raise their babies, what they might need. One piece that tends to not be as popularly discussed is the importance of nutrition in pregnancy. Every bite of food that we eat becomes part of our baby. Not everyone will agree on the best diet for pregnancy, but most health care professionals will agree on the basics: every pregnant woman needs folic acid, calcium, vitamin B and D3, protein and iron.

Posture Matters For the Whole Family

We all remember being told at some point during our lives to “stand up straight!” Whether it be a nagging parent or a friend who is trying to help you “look good” what does posture actually have to do with anything?

Posture is the position of the parts of the body in relation to the spine. It is not simply a matter of standing up straight. It is actually about the proper alignment of your spine to your body.

Tummy Time is Important

Each parent visits with their pediatrician to know the milestones that their child should be hitting. Whether it be following a sound, holding their head up, or rolling over. Tummy time is an important tool to use to help the proper development of their child’s brain and body.

Neck Pain Caused by Technology

As the Technological Revolution continues we are surrounded by more and more electronics in all aspects of our life. We use our cell phones as our alarm clocks, followed by watching TV while getting ready to go work on a computer. As more and more technology is available we are getting more and more focused on screens. Tech neck is the new name given to neck soreness from endlessly sitting in front of a computer, tablet, phone, etc. This pain is usually in the neck but can also be in the mid-back or even low back.

Toxins: The Hidden Chemicals Disrupting Your Families Health

We don’t often think about all the chemicals we interact with every day. The chemicals we inhale, that we clean our homes with, and that we lather our bodies with. More and more information is coming out on what these chemicals are doing to our health, families, and children. Did you know that there are 100s of environmental toxins that we are exposed to each and every day? It would take awhile to go through 100s of toxins, so today I’m going to focus on the big 2: BPA and Phthalates.

Neuro-Chiropractic Care 01: What are chiropractors adjusting?

It is pretty common knowledge that you go to a chiropractor to get your joints adjusted. What most people don’t know is how their chiropractor decides what joints to adjust and the effects it has on your body when you don’t adjust them at all!