Breastfeeding and Chiropractic

When you are expecting a baby there are numerous decisions to be made. What kind of crib do I want? Who will my pediatrician be? Do I have a birth plan in place? What kinds of things do I need to put on my registry? Should I breastfeed? Today’s blog answers some of the questions you may have around breastfeeding, the benefits of it plus some tips to overcome some common problems.

Fertility and Chiropractic

Many couples decide not to have children and go on to have a purposeful and fulfilling life, for other couples the idea of not being parents is devastating. Fertility is a billion dollar business in the US alone, but perhaps there is an alternative.

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.