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August 3, 2020

Is Your Newborn Developing Properly?

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Is Your Newborn Developing Properly?

What’s there to know about a baby developing?  

They just sleep, cry and eat and lay around...right?  

Well, come to find out, there’s actually really important indicators and milestones that need to be met for your baby to develop properly - neurologically speaking.  This becomes imperative considering that your child’s brain grows to 80-90% of its adult size by just 2 years old.  In the first year of life, not only do your baby’s brain cells form hundreds of thousands of connections, but their cerebellum grows 240%!  

There are lots of things that clinicians look for to determine how your baby’s nerve system is developing but here are just a few things that you can check at home to see if your child needs to get checked for nerve interference by a NeuroStructural Chiropractor:

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July 20, 2020

5 Tips to Help Reduce Low Back Pain During Pregnancy

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5 Tips to Help Reduce Low Back Pain During Pregnancy

Pregnancy can be a whirlwind full of hormonal, biomechanical, neurological and musculoskeletal changes which can feel less than ideal…

One of the most common results of those changes is low back pain. 

This comes at no surprise considering that as a child is growing and developing inside the womb, you start to carry that added weight in front of you and this causes extra stress on your lower back as your spinal structure wanders away from ideal alignment. 

With that being said, here are 5 tips to help reduce discomfort during pregnancy so that you can start to focus more on how incredible your body is that created your baby and doing everything possible to nurture their development:

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June 2, 2020

7 Reasons Why Pregnant Women Choose Structural Chiropractic

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7 Reasons Why Pregnant Women Choose Structural Chiropractic

Navigating through pregnancy, especially as a first time mom, can seem like a daunting process. 

After all...you do have a baby growing inside you!

In the 1970s, the average age women had their first child was around 24. Today, that has jumped to 28 years old. 

There are a lot of reasons for this shift, and one likely explanation is for moms-to-be to learn more about the journey of pregnancy beforehand to allow for the best possible experience. Plus, with ever-rising prices, gaining financial stability also takes longer than it did 50 years ago!

With that being said, more mothers than ever are seeking natural solutions to the discomforts of pregnancy and all the other radical physiological changes that happen during the process.  

Here are 7 major reasons pregnant women seek structural chiropractic:

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May 14, 2020

OMEGA-3 . . . What Inflammation?

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OMEGA-3 . . . What Inflammation?

Inflammation is the most underrated health problem in the United States. Today, more Americans are suffering from inflammation than ever before. Inflammation has become the underlying root cause of the majority of health conditions we are seeing in the modern day. Research has shown that chronic, prolonged inflammation is linked to an increased risk of diabetes, heart disease, and chronic pain.  

As a chiropractor, I see patients with chronic pain every day, and we all know that opiate drugs are not the solution. Data has shown that over 100 million American adults live in chronic pain. It is extremely important for us to know how to manage inflammation to provide a better solution for pain syndromes. 

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May 13, 2020

How Sugar Has Ruined America


How Sugar Has Ruined America

Sugar seems to be everywhere nowadays; almost all food products contain some type of artificial or additive sugars. In fact, companies add sugar to their products to increase sales. This is because America is addicted to sugar. The average American consumes up to 100g of sugar a day — the equivalent of three sodas. Although soda is becoming less accessible in schools, they are being replaced by sports drinks which are essentially sugar-water with just as high sugar content. 

So we like sweet things. What now?

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April 22, 2020

10 Ways to Celebrate Earth Day at Home

10 Ways to Celebrate Earth Day at Home

10 Ways to Celebrate Earth Day at Home

There’s something extra special about Earth Day this year.

Today marks the 50th anniversary of the holiday. Time flies, doesn’t it!

This Earth Day is also a little different because we won’t be celebrating it with
parades or public gatherings.

But, that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t take this day to celebrate Mother Nature and
show our support for protecting the environment. After all, the intent of this
holiday was to raise awareness about our role in protecting the environment. We
don’t need a public gathering to do that!

There’s a surprising number of things you can do from home that can help save the

Here’s a list of ten ideas to get you started.

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April 20, 2020

Are you wearing your masks and gloves the right way?

Are you wearing your masks and gloves the right away?

Are you wearing you masks and gloves correctly?

To this date, more than 2 million people in 210 countries have been infected with COVID -19.

Since the outbreak, people have been doing preventive measures to protect themselves from getting infected. These include maintaining physical distancing, thoroughly cleaning hands with soap and water or alcohol-based rub, constantly disinfecting and even wearing gloves and masks when there’s a need to go to public places. But the latter has been controversial. Does wearing a mask or gloves an effective way to prevent yourself from getting infected?

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April 9, 2020

Productivity Tip: Your Bed is NOT an Office

Productivity Tip: Your Bed is NOT an Office

The world has turned upside down from the Coronavirus, and companies are scrambling to adapt to a “new normal.” For many of us, that means working from home.

There’s no shortage of entertaining memes about spending your day sans pants or drinking wine at lunch, but being at home instead of the office isn’t all fun and games. It can be tough to stay focused, especially if you’re trying to homeschool your kids, or you have a partner who’s also working remotely during the quarantine. If you’re struggling to be (and stay) productive, these 10 tips are for you!

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March 3, 2020

8 Reasons Parents Take Their Children to a Chiropractor

8 Reasons Parents Take Their Children to a Chiropractor

Adults can experience fantastic results from chiropractic care, but what about children?

If you’re a patient in our office, you might have seen a few more kids showing up for appointments recently. That’s because parents are taking their children (even infants) to chiropractors in record numbers.

Chiropractic offers a natural, drug-free approach to health, promoting optimal brain and body function. We’re fond of saying that if you have a brain and a nervous system, you should be getting adjusted on a regular basis. And, of course, everyone has these, including newborns and infants.

But first, we want to clear up that the way we adjust children, especially babies, is often different than how we adjust adults. They are incredibly gentle, and even soothing in many cases.

If you’re still asking yourself why a child (specifically, a healthy one) needs a chiropractor, we’ve got 8 reasons that are likely to surprise you.

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February 6, 2020

American Heart Month, Valentines & ValenSPINES Day!

February is finally here and it’s the month we all know for Valentine’s Day, or should I say…ValenSPINES Day?!  (I’ll get to that in just a minute) Yes, yes the time where if you haven’t been expressing as much love, gratitude and affection towards your significant other as you should have been up until now . . . then it’s time to kick into gear and make up for it! 

The good news is that you’re not even two months into the New Year so you can be sure to ride that wave for at least another couple of months after February. However, the wise decision would be to carry that on into every day moving forward. I’ll give you one simple action step you can implement at the end of this blog post that will rewire and condition your brain into making this a weekly/daily occurrence as opposed to something you only do on special occasions.

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