Top Ten Ideas For Cold And Flu Season

We are right in the middle of Cold and Flu Season. How can you stay healthy when everyone else is getting sick? Keep reading for 10 Ideas on how to stay healthy.

  1.  Chiropractic adjustments – The nervous system controls the spleen, bone marrow and lymph system. Spinal misalignments affect neural function and we have known this since 1975 when a study conducted showed a 200% greater immune competence in patients receiving long term chiropractic care vs no chiropractic. From that same study we also learned chiropractic patients had a 400% greater immune competence over people with cancer or other serious disease.
  2. Aerobic Exercise – Even 20-30 minutes per day for 5 days per week improves lung function and cardiovascular function. In addition, lymph flow increases, oxygen increases and body temperature increases.
  3. Sleep – Most people need 8-9 hours of sleep per night to function at a high level. Make sure you are sleeping in a cool, dark room and you sleep the same hours each day/night to maintain a proper circadian rhythm.
  4. Positive thought – Belief is powerful. Thinking and telling yourself you are healthy is a great idea. Who is the most negative person you know? If you can’t think of anyone, its probably you!
  5. Probiotics – Over 70% of your immune system is located in the gut. Probiotics are the healthy bacteria we need to maintain a strong immune system. Take a strong probiotic so it gets past the stomach acid plus alter the brands you’re taking to get a variety of strains. And remember, yogurt is a poor source of probiotics (the sugar and dairy kill the bacteria).
  6. Avoid sugar (or foods converted into sugar) and other bad carbohydrates. The average American consumes 300 grams of carbohydrate per day. 200 grams of less is better and 100 grams would be healthy.
  7. Immuplex – a broad based immune system vitamin, take daily
  8. Viracid – when you feel a cold or the flu coming on, take one per hour
  9. Fruits and Vegetables – Eat a few fruits and a lot of vegetables every day.
  10. Vitamin D – “The Sunshine Vitamin” Vitamin D plays a role in strengthening the immune system. Blood levels of 30 ng/ml will be sufficient to prevent Rickets but blood levels of 50 ng/ml or higher are necessary for optimal health. If your blood levels are low, make sure you are taking Vitamin D3 and not D2. Vitamin D3 will yield much better results.
Family Health & Wellness, Nutrition & Weightloss

Top Ten Ideas For Cold And Flu Season

We are right in the middle of Cold and Flu Season. How can you stay healthy when everyone else is getting sick? Keep reading for 10 Ideas on how to stay healthy.

  1.  Chiropractic adjustments – The nervous system controls the spleen, bone marrow and lymph system. Spinal misalignments affect neural function and we have known this since 1975 when a study conducted showed a 200% greater immune competence in patients receiving long term chiropractic care vs no chiropractic. From that same study we also learned chiropractic patients had a 400% greater immune competence over people with cancer or other serious disease.
  2. Aerobic Exercise – Even 20-30 minutes per day for 5 days per week improves lung function and cardiovascular function. In addition, lymph flow increases, oxygen increases and body temperature increases.
  3. Sleep – Most people need 8-9 hours of sleep per night to function at a high level. Make sure you are sleeping in a cool, dark room and you sleep the same hours each day/night to maintain a proper circadian rhythm.
  4. Positive thought – Belief is powerful. Thinking and telling yourself you are healthy is a great idea. Who is the most negative person you know? If you can’t think of anyone, its probably you!
  5. Probiotics – Over 70% of your immune system is located in the gut. Probiotics are the healthy bacteria we need to maintain a strong immune system. Take a strong probiotic so it gets past the stomach acid plus alter the brands you’re taking to get a variety of strains. And remember, yogurt is a poor source of probiotics (the sugar and dairy kill the bacteria).
  6. Avoid sugar (or foods converted into sugar) and other bad carbohydrates. The average American consumes 300 grams of carbohydrate per day. 200 grams of less is better and 100 grams would be healthy.
  7. Immuplex – a broad based immune system vitamin, take daily
  8. Viracid – when you feel a cold or the flu coming on, take one per hour
  9. Fruits and Vegetables – Eat a few fruits and a lot of vegetables every day.
  10. Vitamin D – “The Sunshine Vitamin” Vitamin D plays a role in strengthening the immune system. Blood levels of 30 ng/ml will be sufficient to prevent Rickets but blood levels of 50 ng/ml or higher are necessary for optimal health. If your blood levels are low, make sure you are taking Vitamin D3 and not D2. Vitamin D3 will yield much better results.
Family Health & Wellness, Nutrition & Weightloss

How Does Chiropractic Help Kids?

You have heard that chiropractors can help adults with back pain. But if you are like most people, you will be surprised that children need chiropractic care, too. You will be even more surprised when you learn why….

Asthma

  • Asthma causes more school absences than any other single pediatric disorder. In the United States, 15 million people suffer from asthma; 14.8 million of those are children under the age of 18. Did you know that asthma causes more school absences and hospitalizations than any other childhood illness?
  • In a recent study of 81 children with asthma who were treated with chiropractic care, 90.1% of them showed improvement with chiropractic adjustments. The results of the study concluded chiropractic care is a safe, drug free, health care approach where the patient perceived improved respiration, improved quality of life, and less frequent asthma attacks.

Allergies

  • Allergy is the 3rd most common chronic disease among children under 18 years old. Overuse of antibiotics during childhood has been linked to increased allergy-related conditions in children and through to adulthood.
  • One of the best ways to boost immune system function is to improve nervous system function. A good diet, adequate exercise, and chiropractic adjustments will help fight allergies naturally.

ADD/ADHD

  • If the nervous system has any interference, the brain receives improper signals and neurological symptoms like ADD/ADHD could be present.
  • Did you know that Ritalin and cocaine affect the brain in almost identical ways?

Bed Wetting

  • In one study, 171 children suffering with enuresis averaged 7 nights of bed wetting per week prior to the study. After the children were given some initial chiropractic care the average child reduced the number of “wet” nights to 4 nights per week. In addition, only 1% of the children were considered “dry” prior to the study and prior to receiving chiropractic care. After the study, 15% of the children were then considered “dry”.

Ear Infections

  • One of the most common reasons parents seek chiropractic care is for ear infections. Almost 2 out of 3 children will have a middle ear infection before the age of 3. The cause of ear infections can be either bacterial or viral and typically result from another illness. For many children this can become a chronic problem requiring a lot of treatment and increasing the risk of permanent hearing damage and developmental problems.
  • The standard treatment for ear infections is antibiotics, which will only be effective if the problem is bacterial. However, research studies fail to show that antibiotics are any more effective than the body’s own immune system.
  • Chiropractic care aids in the drainage of the middle ear and improves immune function. Studies have shown, “after receiving a series of chiropractic adjustments, nearly 80% of the children treated were free of ear infections for at least the six-month period following their initial visits.”

**Children are our future**

It is important that they have the best chance to reach their full potential subluxation free.

That is why we have affordable family plans and reduced prices for children.

Family Health & Wellness, Pediatric Chiropractic

Why YWTL Exercises?

why yWTL excercises

The object of these exercises is to pull your shoulder blades together as much as possible. Many people develop forward head posture and rounded shoulders after sitting at a desk too long. Here are some simple exercises to prevent and correct poor posture. Hold each pose for a count of five deep breaths, moving directly from one pose to the next. This strengthens the upper back to combat slouching and forward head posture.

Try to do this exercise four times per day or on your breaks.

– Lift your arms up in a “Y” shape (with your thumbs pointing backward), pulling your shoulders back without arching your back.

– From the “Y” position, bring your elbows down until your arms form a “W” shape. This will bring your shoulder blades even closer together (thumbs still pointing back).

– From the “W” position, straighten your arms so that they are flat out from your shoulders forming a “T.” (Feel the muscles down the center of your upper back contract even more.) Keep your hands flat, palms up.

– Finally, bring your elbows down from the “T” position so that each arm forms an “L” shape coming out from your body at a 90-degree angle. Keep your palms up. This position will bring your shoulder blades very close together.

For more information or for a handout on this exercise, please call our office at 651-458-5565.

Chiropractic Rehabilitation, Family Health & Wellness

How Do I Minimize My Allergies?

Springtime is in the air.  Flowers and leaves are blooming.  Each day is getting longer and longer. That’s great, right?

However for many of us, when we hear that “Spring is in the air,” our minds concentrate on months of drippy noses, itchy eyes as well as sneezing. We’re most likely to stop and grab a handful of tissues compared to stop and smelling the spring flowers.

minimize allergies

About 25 percent of the population suffers from allergies, especially during the spring and fall when tree, grass and flower pollens, mold and other particles are all carried in the air. In this article we will discuss 9 tips to a healthy immune system & how to reduce inflammation to help minimize your allergies.

What Are The Symptoms Of Allergies? 

While an immune reaction to a foreign invader, such as a fever to kill a virus, is a sign of a healthy immune system, when you have a strong reaction to a whiff of grass or flower pollen your immune system is overreacting. Symptoms range from itchy eyes and throat, sneezing, runny nose, sinus congestion, asthma, post-nasal drip, headaches, foggy thinking, fatigue, and even diarrhea.

Does Having Allergies = An Impaired Immune System? 

It’s important to note that all allergies, whether they occur only in the spring or year-round, are a reflection of an impaired immune system.   A common myth is that allergies are caused by allergens such as pollens, house mites, dust or other such substances. While it is true that these types of things trigger allergic symptoms, the underlying cause is a malfunctioning immune system.

Countless people experiencing allergies have actually benefited from chiropractic care, although chiropractic treatment is not a specific allergic reaction therapy. Why does it work? Since chiropractic is a technique of all-natural health care that helps your body to operate at its optimal level. If you are suffering from allergies chiropractic care could help you.

Here Are 9 Tips To A Healthy Immune System & How To Reduce Inflammation: 

Tip #1 – Aerobic Exercise 

Exercise increases your metabolism that will trigger your immune system to respond faster.  Exercise helps offset damage from mental stress.  Recommendation 30 minutes / day.  Make sure to get enough sleep so your body can recover. Before midnight is best.

eat fruits and vegetablesTip #2 – Eat More Organic Fruits & Vegetables

Fruits and vegetables are full of beneficial vitamins, minerals and enzymes needed to help your immune system run effectively.  If your body does not have the right ingredients it is impossible for the immune system to work correctly.  A good multi vitamin / multi mineral is OK for supplementation but not adequate to supply all the essential nutrients.   It is better to buy organic for a couple of reasons. There are usually more vitamins and minerals in organic foods.  There are less toxic chemicals in organic foods.

Tip #3 – Avoid The White Stuff – Sugar, Flour, Dairy & Other Foods That Cause Food Sensitivities.

The most common food sensitivities are wheat, corn, milk, and eggs.   These create extra inflammation and worsen allergy symptoms.

Tip #4 – Drink More Water & Less Pop, Coffee, Alcohol, Juice, & Milk.

Your body is made up of 80% water; everything other than water is less effective.  Think about every other animal on the planet, what do they drink?  Filtered water is better.  Pop and most juices are full of sugar which destroys the immune system and lead to growth of yeast.  Coffee and alcohol dehydrate your body.  Proteins called casein in milk increases phlegm and mucous production, and contributes to allergies, poor lymph drainage, sinus infections, and ear infections.

healthy nervous systemTip #5 – Healthy Nervous System.

Avoid drugs and get chiropractic adjustments.  The nervous system controls all functions of the body including the immune system.  The spine protects the nervous system.  Make sure your spine is healthy so that your nervous system has the best chance of optimal function.  All drugs have side effects; many of these side effects alter the normal function of the body including the nervous system and immune system.

Tip #6 – Vitamins

Vitamin E Researchers found that every additional milligram (mg) of vitamin E consumed in the diet lowered antibody (IgE) levels by more than 5%, with the beneficial effect leveling off at 7 mg of vitamin E per day Vitamin A, D, and C, selenium and zinc are needed for a healthy immune system.

probioticsTip #7 – Probiotics

The normal bacteria that are supposed to be in our systems.  Poor diets and medications such as birth control and antibiotics kill off these healthy bacteria.  Healthy bacteria help break down food, make important nutrients, and control yeast, mold, and other bacteria.

Tip #8 – Essential Fatty Acids:  Called Omega 3 Or Fish Oil.

The ratio of omega 6 to omega 3 fatty acids in both your diet and your body should be 1:1.  Too much omega 6 or too little omega 3 leads to improper cell function, which causes excessive inflammation, decreased immune function and increased susceptibility to virtually every chronic illness.

Tip #9 – Sinatrol

Sinatrol is a natural supplement which works great for those with plugged stuffy noses.  Sinatrol has N-Acetyl Cysteine in it, which is a powerful mucolytic that helps break down mucus allowing sinuses to drain. This makes conditions in the sinus cavities less conducive for bacteria and fungus to grow. Immune enhancing agents in Sinatrol, such as andrographis and siberian ginseng help support the body’s natural defenses. Recent studies show andrographis helps significantly reduce the severity, duration and symptoms of the common cold. Turmeric and Bromelain reduce inflammation that can contribute to sinus pressure and pain, and another agent, Berberine Sulfate, has natural antibiotic properties.

adjusting backChiropractic Care & Allergies 

Although chiropractic care is not a treatment for allergies, it releases the tension on the nerves allowing the body’s immune system to function better. Chiropractic care is a hands on, gentle technique designed to reduce subluxations in the spine. Subluxation, is a term that refers to a vertebrae in the spine that is out of alignment that can cause stress, tension, and interference on the nervous system. Chiropractic care not only straightens the back and neck but it allows the body to recover and heal from within. The physical body’s capacity to heal itself is a huge benefit to those suffering from allergies. A healthy nervous system means a healthy immune system, allowing a person’s body to function better and fight an allergic reaction more naturally. You might benefit from regular chiropractic care if you have any health concerns or dealing with allergic reactions to a substance. Chiropractic care is dedicated to helping a person’s body function in a greater state of health, thus allowing the body to do what it was built to do.

Family Health & Wellness, General Chiropractic, Pediatric Chiropractic, Uncategorized

How Hormones Affect Your Health & Weight

You might be brimming with motivation right about now– which is fantastic if you’re like the millions of Americans who buy brand-new health club subscriptions in the winter time! Ride that wave of self-control. Yet it’s not merely what you consume as well as the amount of time you work out that matters; recognizing your hormones and also ways to deal with them is a massive part of weight-loss success.

Are hormones affecting you? Did you know there are natural solutions out there to balance your hormones! In this article we will discuss how hormones affect your health, the 4 primary hormones in woman, 3 natural options for taking charge of your hormones, and some action steps you can take. It’s never too late to take a step toward being healthy!

how hormones affect your weight

What Effect Can Hormones Have? 

Did you know that there is a worldwide acceleration of female development? A growing percentage of girls are beginning breast development and hitting puberty by age 7. There is an astounding worldwide decline in testosterone and a decrease in males being born. Over 80% of American women are experiencing hot flashes and debilitating symptoms during pre/post menopause. It goes without saying we are in a state of hormonal imbalance.

A key problem is that we are living in a world of toxicity. Since WWII, between 75,000 to 80,000 new synthetic chemicals have been released into the environment. There are over 400 synthetic chemicals in the average human body, and newborns have been reported to have over 200 toxins in their umbilical cord blood.

Do You Have A Hormonal Imbalance? 

Just what are the symptoms of hormonal imbalance? Most common imbalance is excess estrogen with too little progesterone. They include: PMS, hot flashes, insomnia, bloating, weight gain, depression, food cravings, low energy, mood swings, headaches, anxiety, joint pain, digestive problems, chronic fatigue, etc. Estrogen dominance can lead to fibrocystic breast disease, polycystic ovaries, endometriosis, cancer, and other major health concerns.

What Are Hormones? 

Hormones are chemical messengers that travel through the body telling cells what to do. Their balance is very intricate and needs to be at the correct level for your body to obtain optimum function.

hormone balance

What Are The Primary Hormones In Women? 

There are 4 primary hormones in women: estrogen, progesterone, testosterone, DHEA.

What Is Estrogen?

Estrogen: (estriol, estrace, estradiol): Derived from cholesterol. It is a key hormone in sexual development and the reproductive system. High levels in the 1st half of menstrual cycle. It is responsible for the symptoms suffered during menopause. Where is it produced you may ask? It is produced within fat tissue, adrenal glands, and ovaries.

Estrogen circulates within the bloodstream, binding to estrogen receptors on targeted tissue cells in women. It affects breasts, bones, brain, heart and liver. It controls the growth of uterine lining and regulates metabolic processes such as bone growth and cholesterol levels.

There are so many women taking birth control pills that the estrogen from their urine is contaminating the rivers and lakes. Runoff from fertilizers and pesticides from agricultural areas acts like estrogen causing male fish to ovulate and have breeding inabilities.

What Is Progesterone?

Progesterone: Derived from cholesterol. It comes during the 2nd half of menstrual cycle. It balances estrogen. Progesterone is the first sex hormone to decline as a woman enters menopause. It stimulates new bone growth and influences immune system, stomach, heart & nervous system. It is needed for efficient function of thyroid hormones, which regulates burning fat.

Symptoms of low progesterone include: PMS type symptoms, such as breast tenderness, cramping, bloating, or menstrual bleeding irregularities, anxiety, insomnia, and volatile emotions.

What Is Testosterone?

Testosterone: Produced in ovaries & adrenal glands. It generates energy & less body fat. It increases lean body mass (bone growth, muscle development). It maintains a healthy libido (sexual interest). It improves mood & metabolism. It helps with normal ovulation and regular menstrual cycles. Adequate levels of testosterone also help women look, feel, and perform better from day to day.

What Is DHEA?

DHEA: Precursor to all hormones. Produced in the adrenal glands, gonads, and brain. It helps with Fat Burning, increases muscle mass, decreasing menopausal symptoms, and boosts the immune system. It is depleted under Stress.

Do Your Hormones Have You Frustrated?

Are you constantly battling that ‘out-of-balance’ feeling?
Below are 3 natural options for taking charge of your hormones once and for all!

Hormonal-Balance

Natural Option #1 Estrium

Estrium = Medical food, promotes optimal hormone balance

How it Works: Causes body to metabolism faster, eliminates excess estrogen and gets it out of your body: helps to detox estrogen!

Natural Option #2 Estrofactors

Estrofactors = Promotes healthy hormone balance in women of all ages by featuring targeted nutrients that support healthy estrogen metabolism and detoxification.

Supports women with estrogen-related health issues, improving PMS/perimenopause/menopause symptoms.

Beneficially influences estrogen receptor function for more balanced estrogenic activity.

Natural Option #3 Estrovera

Estrovera = A natural option providing ERr 731, a special extract of rhubarb, demonstrated in clinical studies to significantly reduce menopausal hot flashes compared to placebo.

These results are comparable to synthetic hormone therapies without the health risk. 75% decrease in median daily hot flashes! ERr 731 acts as a selective estrogen receptor modulator. Opens up ERbeta sites.

What Are Some Action Steps You Can Take:

• Buy organic meats and animal products
• Stop the No-fat diet…just start eating the RIGHT fats
• Get regular exercise
• Eliminate sugar (start checking ingredients list)
• Stress reduction
• Avoid environmental toxins (reduce Xenoestrogens)
• Incorporate supplements into your diet (multivitamin, omega 3’s, probiotics)
• Start balancing your estrogen/progesterone levels with natural options
• Get adjusted regularly to reduce subluxations!

Changing habits isn’t easy, but it’s important to make a long-term investment in you and your family’s health. What we women do today to take care of our bodies will enhance our quality of life in the future.

Family Health & Wellness, Nutrition & Weightloss

7 Secrets to Not Getting Sick

Are you sick and tired of being sick and tired? Are you constantly battling a cold, cough, or flu? Are you ready to not only feel better but function better? By following these 7 secrets you will help your body fight away any illness. Each secret is a positive step towards changing your health for the better!

7 secrets to not getting sick

1. Get More Exercise, Avoid TV, Videos Games – Exercise increases your body’s ability to learn and remember. 

Exercise increases metabolism which will trigger your immune system to respond faster.  Exercise will raise your body’s temperature which can cook off viruses and bacteria.    Exercise helps offset damage from mental stress.  During stressful times we need more exercise to offset stress. Recommendation minimum 30 minutes / day.

2. Eat more organic fruits and vegetables; Avoid the white stuff – sugar, flour, dairy.

Fruits and vegetables are full of beneficial vitamins, minerals and enzymes needed to help your immune system run effectively.  It is better to buy organic for a couple of reasons.  1. There are more nutrients in organic foods.  2. There are less neurologically toxic chemicals in organic foods.   The problem with refined sugar is that causes problems with learning and weakens the immune system.  A protein in dairy called casein causes digestion and congestion problems.

3. Drink more water and less pop, coffee, juice, milk.

Your body is made up of 80% water; everything other than water is less effective.  Think about every other animal on the planet, what do they drink?  Filtered water is better.  Pop and most juices are full of sugar which destroys the immune system.  Coffee and alcohol dehydrate your body.  Milk increases phlegm and mucous production, and contributes to allergies, poor lymph drainage, sinus infections and ear infections.  For babies, breast milk is the best food.

4. Healthy nervous Avoid drugs and get chiropractic adjustments. 

The nervous system controls all functions of the body including the immune system.  The spine protects the nervous system.  Make sure your spine is healthy so that your nervous system has the best chance of optimal function.  All drugs have side effects; many of these side effects alter the function of the nervous system and immune system.   Some drugs prevent your body from operating the way that it is supposed to.

5. Adequate sleep before midnight but don’t lie around.

Your body recovers while at rest.  Go to bed early because your body will use more energy while fighting off viruses and bacteria, so it is important to get adequate rest.  Do not lie around.  You were designed to move; inactivity leads to illness.  Think about stagnant water.   

6. Encouragement and positive attitude

There is a saying “If you think you can your right and if you think you can’t your also right.  Your mind is very powerful.  Everyone needs a lot of positive reinforcement.  It is easier to be in a good mood instead of a bad mood.

7. Vitamins and Supplements.

We are taught in the USA that we must swallow something to get healthy.  Vitamin C, selenium, zinc are needed to allow your immune system to work.  Zinc attaches to our cells instead of the virus.  This blocks the virus so our immune system can find and destroy the viruses.  Garlic is a powerful antibacterial and also helps detoxify the body.  Most essential oils have antibacterial qualities and have varying physical and emotional effects depending on the oil.  Common ways to use essential oils include: aromatherapy, massaging them into the skin, adding them to bathwater, using them in a compress, burning them in a diffuser.  Probiotics are the normal bacteria that are supposed to be in our systems, unfortunately poor diets and medications can kill off these healthy bacteria.  Essential Fatty Acids are also called Omega 3 or fish oil.  You need a proper ratio of Omega 6 to Omega 3.  When your body is out of proportion you end up damaging your nervous system and immune system. Thus leading to illness.

Our bodies are designed to heal themselves from the inside-out. By incorporating these 7 secrets into daily routine you will be on the right track for health and wellness. At Oasis Chiropractic we want to help you get started towards better health and function. Please contact us with any questions and to begin the healing process.

Family Health & Wellness, Nutrition & Weightloss

Why Healthy Children Need Chiropractic Help

How does chiropractic help children stay healthy without medications? A normal working nervous system can help children stay healthy. Thinking about putting your child on medications?  Does it feel like they are going through a stage and you’re hoping they grown out of it?  If you’re asking questions like this, stop by our office. The purpose of this blog post is to help you better recognize your child’s unique health requirements and attend to some common questions that you may have regarding chiropractic for children.

children chiropractic

Is Chiropractic Care Different For Children?

Yes, chiropractic care for children is different than adults. Generally, children react much faster and much more exceptionally to chiropractic treatment compared to adults. Adjustments to children are modified based on their weight and age. Their adjustments are gentle and often require no more pressure than you would use to test the ripeness of a tomato. Children in our office appreciate their chiropractic care and anticipate their visits.

Why Should Children Get Adjusted?

Children are more prone to trauma in their spinal columns from all their numerous activities. What happens is that these micro traumas can subluxate the vertebrae of the spine. Subluxations are areas of your child’s spine that interfere or distort controlling nerve impulses between the brain and the body. This can put stress on their spinal nerves and reduce their bodies’ capacity to operate normally. Although symptoms such as pain and malfunction may not show up for years, injury to their essential nervous system could have a life time of destructive results. Only a chiropractic examination can tell if subluxations are involved.

Watch this video, “Should my children get adjusted”:

 

When Should They Get Adjusted?

When we are born there can be destructive effects to the spine or hips. What about natural childbirth?  Natural birth can be difficult  for  the baby and might have  resulted in uncorrected  trauma.  Children that have ear-infections, colic,  sleep disturbance, asthma, and chronic infections may have spinal subluxations that upset the function of  their nervous system. Early detection and correction can protect against  build up of damage from taking place in the child’s nervous system.

How Often Do They Need To Come In?

It is difficult to know when your children need to see the chiropractor because they may nottypically have consistent pain. To assist with this issue  we advise setting normal wellness visits, the same way you would with your dentist and pediatrician. These help detect small problems before they develop into significant issues and permit children to maximize their health.

Here Is What We Suggest For Wellness Visit Schedule:

• Very first month of life (ASAP!)
• Every other week to once a month depending on the child
Other times to consider bring children in for a session consist of:
• Changes such as learning to sit up, crawling, walking, etc. and other developmental milestones.
• Any trauma, falls, and sports injuries.
• If you notice any signs of imbalance (limping, head tilting, etc.)
• Issues with ear infections, asthma, allergies, colic, and breast feeding.

Chiropractic care for children can help a host of all different issues, bring your child in as soon as possible to get checked if you’re concerned with any functional problems. Regular chiropractic wellness visits are a great addition to your whole family for optimal function and well-being.

Family Health & Wellness, Pediatric Chiropractic

Does Chiropractic Care Improve Health In Children?

This study, published in the Journal of Chiropractic
Research, found that there is a “definite correlation
between chiropractic care and superior health.”

In fact, this study “has shown that children raised under chiropractic
care are less prone to infectious processes such as otitis
media and tonsillitis, and that their immune systems are
better able to cope with allergens such as pollen,weeds,
grasses, etc. compared to children raised under allopathic
care. There is also a significant decreased history of
antibiotic use among the ‘Chiropractic’ children, indicating
a lower susceptibility to bacterial infections as a result of
their greater immune system response.”
Thanks to Dan Murphy for emphasizing these points:

1. There is a “definite correlation between chiropractic care and superior
health.”

2. 69% of the chiropractic children never experienced otitis media,
compared to 80% of medical children who did.

3. There is a significant decreased history of antibiotic use among the
chiropractic children, “indicating a lower susceptibility to bacterial
infections as a result of greater immune system response.”

FROM: Journal of Chiropractic Research 1989; 5 (Summer):
101–103
Van Breda W, Van Breda J

The Abstract:
Two hundred pediatricians and two hundred chiropractors that were selected were surveyed to determine what, if any, differences were to be found in the health status of their respective children as raised under the different health care models. With usable responses of 35% from the chiropractors and 36% from the pediatricians, analysis of the results indicates a definite correlation between chiropractic care and superior
health. While the ‘medical’ children had a history of fewer childhood diseases, they also had received a considerably higher percentage of childhood immunizations (94%), as compared to the ‘chiropractic’ children (25%). The ‘chiropractic’ children showed a 69% otitis media free response, while the ‘medical’ children only had a 20% otitis media free response. Pediatricians were more likely to feel that every child would have been on a
course of antibiotics at least once, and some suggested that almost 100% of children suffer from otitis media, whereas many chiropractors reported that their children had never been on antibiotics, and the occurrence of infectious diseases was significantly less among the latter sample. The results of the study confirm the benefits of the chiropractic model of health care on the health status of children.

Family Health & Wellness, General Chiropractic, Pediatric Chiropractic