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Why Infants Need Chiropractic Care

It is common to get strange looks from people I talk to about taking infants to the chiropractor. I know what is going through their heads: Is it safe? Babies don’t have back pain. Do babies get adjusted the same way I do? These are legitimate concerns for any parent, but to answer them I will begin with the most important question: Why

Being born is tough work. There are a lot of pressures and forces being exerted onto your baby during her journey into the world. A recent study by Viola Frymann demonstrated that 90 percent of newborns suffered the effects of birth trauma: associated strain through the neck and cranial areas following birth. Frymann, an American osteopathic doctor, studied more than 1,500 babies periodically across an eight-year period. She examined all babies within the first five days of birth; in fact, many were checked within the first 24 hours of birth. This study revealed that approximately:

  • 10 percent of the newborn babies had perfect, freely mobile skulls or cranial mechanisms.
  • 10 percent had severe trauma to the head, evident even to untrained observers.
  • The remaining 80 percent all had some strain patterns in the cranial mechanism.

Left uncorrected, this trauma continues to impact a baby’s spinal growth and development, reducing the healthy function of her nerve system. This can cause many health challenges later in life that could easily have been prevented. 


You may read the rest of Cole Bradburn, D.C. article here: Pathways To Family Wellness

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Ways To Support Your Gut Health

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Here’s an excellent article that was taken from Changing Habits to help you learn to support your gut health!

Hippocrates may have been on to something when he said “All disease begins in the gut” – research is revealing more links than ever before between digestive health and illnesses. There are a number of contributing factors that can lead to a poorly functioning gut and chances are it could do with a little more love and tender care. The health of your gastrointestinal system is extremely important to your overall health and wellbeing so we have come up with 6 easy ways to support your gut health.

1.  Avoid inflammatory foods

Refined sugar, salt, oils (vegetable and canola oil etc), wheat, processed, packaged foods and more. All of these inflammatory foods suppress the immune system and allow the pathogenic bacteria to proliferate and thrive. Additionally, one of the proteins contained in gluten (gliadin) has been proven to increase the ‘leakiness’ in our guts, causing further damage.

2.  Stress less

We know this is a lot easier said than done and is a constant work in process. But stress adds so much havoc to your body, it suppresses the immune system, decreases our nutrient absorption, slows down the blood flow to our digestive system and turns off or turns down our body’s healing processes.

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3. Juices

We recommend consuming cold-pressed (preferably organic/spray free) freshly pressed juices with mainly veggies, herbs and leafy greens and minimum fruit (or choose root vegetables like beetroot or carrot for sweetness) for optimal nutrition. Juice contains loads of enzymes which are essential for digestive health, loads of nutrients and minerals which help to increase immunity and aids the body to gently detoxify of toxins and chemicals. Or better yet ferment your juices with Kultured Wellness’s Coconut Water Kefir. Simply add 1/4 – 1 cup of the kefir to your fresh juice and allow it to ferment for 12-24 hours (it will depend on the weather), this will decrease the overall sugar content of the juice and increase the probiotic content. Win-Win! Here is a gorgeous cultured Beetroot & Berry Kefir you can try.

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4.  Fermented foods

It probably feels as though everyone is harping on about fermented foods of late, however there is a good reason for this! Fermented foods are packed full of antimicrobial and antifungal properties and probiotics, the friendly bacteria our bodies need. Fermented foods have been found to protect against gastrointestinal disease and are also a rich source of minerals, vitamins, essential amino acids that promote healing and repair, as well as general maintenance. Some fermented foods are rich in B Vitamins, Vitamin K2, thiamine, biotin, folates, calcium, magnesium, phosphorous which helps the body utilise carbohydrates, proteins and fats for cell growth, energy and maintenance. We love fermented food and drinks like Kombucha, Kefir, Yoghurt, Beet Kvass, Cultured Vegetables, Changing Habits Probiotics and more!

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5.  Fats

Natural fats are so very important for supporting our gut health! Be sure to include a variety of these beautiful fats such as; lard, tallow, duck fat, organic butter, ghee, Changing Habits Coconut Oil and Inca Inchi Oil, cold-pressed nut and seed oils like olive, almond, walnut, macadamia etc.

6.  Bone broth and marrow

Bone broth provides an easily absorbable form of minerals, trace minerals, calcium, magnesium, amino acids (proline and glycine) which are essential for supporting healthy sleep and healing of the digestive tract. Bone broth is also very rich in gelatin which helps the body with hormone balance, digestion, skin and hair health along with reducing cellulite. Bone marrow (is the marrow inside of the bones) is made up of fatty acids packed with essential Omega 3’s which are anti-inflammatory and are also required for healthy brain development.

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With the undeniable link between gut health and chronic illness, the age old adage “you are what you eat” becomes more accurate every day. What does your gut say about you?

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Fun Facts Friday ~ Babies

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Amazing Baby Facts:

  • A fetus acquires fingerprints at the age of three months.
  • A baby is born without kneecaps. They appear between age 2 and 6.
  • A baby’s head is one-quarter of it’s total length, but by age 25 will only be one-eighth of its total length.
  • A New born baby loses about half of its nerve cells before it is born.
  • A newborn baby has more than 26 billion cells.
  • A newborn baby’s brain grows almost 3 times as fast during the first year of life.
  • At just 12 weeks the human fetus can scowl and squint.
  • Babies are always born with blue eyes.
  • Babies are born with 300 bones, but by adulthood the number is reduced to 206.
  • Babies are born with pink lungs but they darken in color as we breathe in polluted air.
  • Babies are color blind when they are born, so they only see black and white.
  • Babies are, pound for pound, stronger than an ox.
  • Babies crawl an average of 200 Meters a day.
  • Babies recognize sounds while in mothers womb.
  • Babies start dreaming even before they’re born.
  • Before their first birthday, average babies will have dribbled 255 pints of saliva
  • By the time babies are two years old, they will have crawled 93 miles.
  • In the womb, the baby’s body is covered by a thin layer of hair but as soon as the baby is born it disappears.
  • It takes time for a newborn baby to learn to turn the pictures right side up, as it sees the world upside down in the beginning.
  • Male baby foreskin is often used as a skin graft for burn victims.
  • Most babies are born with blue eyes; exposure to UV light brings out their true color.
  • One in every 1000 babies is born with a tooth.
  • Newborns will cry out without tears for the first three to six weeks.
  • On average, the number of connections in the brain increases from 50 trillion to 1 quadrillion in a newborn during his first month of life.
  • A single human sperm contains the 37.5mb of male DNA required to create a human child. That means an average ejaculation sees the transfer of 1,500 terabytes of information.
  • Sperm containing the XY chromosomes to become a male can swim faster but not for as long as the female xx chromosomes.
  • During the first six weeks of life, there is no difference between the male and female embryo.
  • The ovaries of a female contain about 600,000 immature eggs at birth.
  • Every human spent about half an hour as a single cell
  • Human fetuses react to loud rock music by kicking.
  • Ovaries contain over 500,000 eggs, but only about 400 get the opportunity to create life.
  • Pregnancy in women lasts on average of about 270 days from the time of conception till birth.
  • The average life span of a sperm is about 36 hours.
  • The female body is capable of giving birth to 35 children in one lifetime.
  • The female egg cell is the largest cell in the human body. It is about 175 000 times heavier than the smallest cell, the male sperm cell.
  • The formation of your egg, and the half of your DNA that came from your mother, could be considered the very first moment of your existence. It happened before your mother was born. If your mother was 30 when she had you, then on your 18th birthday you were arguably over 48 years old.
  • The largest cell in the human body is the female egg and the smallest is the male sperm.
  • The three things pregnant women dream most of during their first trimester are frogs, worms and potted plants.

 

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Fun Facts Friday ~ Jellyfish

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Jelly fish don’t have a heart, lungs or a brain either! So how does a jellyfish live without these vital organs? Their skin is so thin that they can absorb oxygen right through it, so they don’t need lungs. They don’t have any blood so they don’t need a heart to pump it. And they respond to the changes in their environment around them using signals from a nerve net just below their epidermis – the outer layer of skin – that is sensitive to touch, so they don’t need a brain to process complex thoughts.

 

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Chiropractic – Healing From Within

 

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Have you ever seen a bored newborn? Of course not. Babies radiate awe, joy, wonder, vitality, energy, life and rejuvenation. It’s their natural state. It is your natural state too. You are always in touch with the magic of life. Even the most ill person retains a healing ability: cut their skin, they’ll bleed and begin healing. If there’s life, there’s still a spark of healing, of hope.

 

We chiropractors do not put anything in your body – no drugs, no vaccinations and we don’t take anything out of your body – no surgery. Instead we release a serious form of stress locked in your body called a “vertebral subluxation” that prevents you from functioning at your best. Subluxations in your spine can affect the nerves that regulate your immune system, digestive system, elimination system – all your body systems –  because subluxations interfere with communication between your nerve system, brain, spinal nerves and internal organs. If you have a subluxation in your spine you cannot function at your physical and mental best.

Chiropractors correct or release subluxations using specialized procedures called spinal adjustments. For over a century people suffering from all kinds of conditions who were told to “learn to live with it” have returned to health under chiropractic care. And yet chiropractic isn’t for diseases, it’s for people – to release blockages between you and the life always wishing to flow through you and heal you.

Please don’t leave your children and your parents home to get sick while you are coming in for subluxation correction and getting healthy. Make chiropractic a family affair! You’ll all be happier and healthier for it!

 

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Chiropractic & Restored Vision

Think chiropractic practice is just for neck and back pain? Think again! There are countless ways chiropractic can address your health concerns to improve your quality of life. But don’t take it from us – watch this video to see how Dave was able to see an improvement in his vision through the chiropractic care he received at George’s Chiropractic!

 

You can also read more patient testimonials on our website at georgeschiropractic.com/testimonials.

 

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Fun Facts Friday ~ Black Friday

9 Fascinating Facts About

Black Friday History

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Black Friday, a.k.a. the day after Thanksgiving, is the most popular time to shop in stores out of the entire year. The National Retail Federation(NRF) found that 77 million people, to be exact, shop in brick-and-mortar stores on Black Friday. And throughout the holiday weekend, 174 million Americans shop either online or in stores — that’s more than half the U.S. population!

Before you hit the mall this year, brush up on your Black Friday history with these nine fun facts. They’ll give you something to chat about while you look for a parking spot.

1. The term “Black Friday” was initially associated with a stock market crash.

Two men working in finance tried to conspire against the gold market so they could make a profit, according to the New York Times. But their scheme failed and caused the market to crash on September 24, 1869, which became known as Black Friday.

2. But Black Friday as we know it actually got its start in the 1950s.

It’s all thanks to Philadelphia police. Back then tourists flooded into the city for the annual Army-Navy football game, according to History.com. Shoplifting became more of a threat due to big-time crowds, so the cops called the chaotic day Black Friday.

The rest of the country didn’t make use of the term until the late 1980s. That’s when retailers decided to take advantage of the opportunity in a more positive way, according to History.com, as it was usually the point in the year when they were actually able to turn a profit.

3. Today, the average American spends $335 on Thanksgiving weekend.

About 75% ($250) of that money goes toward gifts, according to the NRF. Overall, consumers spent more $5 billion during Black Friday 2017, according to Adobe. Each year, that number gets higher. With the exception of 2008-2009, total holiday sales have continued to increase.

4. Black Friday is unofficially the best day to buy a TV.

The same study by Adobe says you’ll save the most money on appliances, jewelry, televisions, and tablets on Black Friday. If you’re shopping for toys, you’ll get the biggest discounts on Cyber Monday.

5. Last year, Target sold 600 giant teddy bears every minute.

That’s A LOT of stuffed animals. They sold for $10 each, which is a pretty sweet deal considering they’re 3 feet tall. Target also noted some other popular items, like the Watch Ya Mouth game and HEXBUG BattleBots Arena.

6. But the Nintendo Switch snagged the honor of Most Popular Item last year.

This is when you factor in sales from Black Friday and Cyber Money 2017, according to Markets Insider and Adobe. And the Nintendo Switch wasn’t even discounted! The video-game system was released in early 2017, so it was just in high demand for the holidays.

7. In addition to long hours for retail workers, Black Friday is the busiest day of the year for plumbers.

Roto-Rooter says they receive the most calls on Black Friday, specifically for kitchen sinks, garbage disposals, and toilets. Pretty gross, but that’s what happens when there’s so much food consumed in one day!

8. Conditions hit a low in 2011, when one woman pepper sprayed 20 people in Walmart.

She sprayed the crowd after people attacked her teenage children while trying to buy Xboxes, according to ABC. Later, she considered filing a lawsuit against Walmart for not having enough security. And It’s not the only time Black Friday shopping has gotten out of hand.

9. More recently, some popular stores have started boycotting Black Friday.

While some retailers are known for opening their doors earlier and earlier every year, outdoor recreation store REI has remained closed on Black Friday for the past three years as part of its #OptOutside campaign. The company encourages its employees to spend the day outdoors with friends and family instead of shopping (or working).

 

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