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Archive for August, 2011

Chiropractic Helps New Mothers Produce Milk – excerpt from ICPA Family Wellness First Newsletter

An article in the March 2007 issue of the scientific periodical, the Journal of Clinical Chiropractic Pediatrics, presents three documented case studies of chiropractic care helping new mothers who were unable to produce adequate mother`s milk.  A reduction in mothers milk, known as “Hypolactation” can be a serious problem that can create health issues for both the mother and child. The first case was a women who went to the chiropractor on the referral of her midwife.  She had given birth 10 days earlier to her second child and unlike her first, she was unable to establish a milk supply for her second baby.  The patient had no other medical issues other than difficulty in swallowing a glass of water….

Naturopathic Tip of the Month: Back to School

Does your child suffer from Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder? ADHD is the fastest growing childhood disorder in North America and can cause a variety of learning disorders and behavioral problems. Try the following basic Naturopathic suggestions to start this school year off right. A good quality multi-vitamin to ensure your child is getting the nutrients he/she needs. Send your child off to school with snacks to ensure their blood sugar levels are steady throughout the day (Fresh Fruits, Vegetables with Hummus, Complex Carbohydrates (whole grain sandwiches) For dinner try Brown Rice with Fish, docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) is an essential fatty acid vital for brain development. Limit added sugars. Remove dairy for a trial period to determine if this is affecting…

Walking: Get your “Step On”!

We recommend taking advantage of the cooler temperatures in the early morning sunshine and cooler evenings to get outside for a brisk walk. The Goal: “move” for at least 20 minutes per day (outside is best). What are the benefits? Not only is it a great low impact exercise but it can work to prevent heart disease in the future and increases tissue oxygenation thus clearing the head, relaxing the body and promoting better quality sleep. Tips to get you started: •    Take a family member or pet with you to pass the time. •    Swing you arms from side to side to raise your heart rate. •    Use your favourite tunes to keep a brisk pace. •    Roll off…

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