Archive for Childrens Health

Take Vitamin D to Fight the Flu!

The scientific fact the flu industry conveniently avoids talking about is that vitamin D offers protection against flu infections. Children will gladly chew vitamin D tablets if it means avoiding a jab with a sharp needle. Vitamin D, you see, activates the immune response to flu infections. Virtually everyone who suffers from the flu in […]

POSTURE

Posture ranks right up at the top of the list when you are talking about good health. It is as important as eating right, exercising, getting proper rest and avoiding potentially harmful substances like alcohol, drugs, and tobacco. Good posture is a way of doing things with more energy, less stress and fatigue. Without good […]

Halloween facepaints may be hazardous to your health

A patient and friend brought an article to my attention regarding face painting for Halloween. A study performed by the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics reported that 10 out of 10 children’s face paints tested positive for lead, which is a neurotoxin. 6 out of those 10 tested positive for either nickel, chromium or cobalt. All […]

Allergies/Asthma

Many allergic and asthmatic reactions are caused by hypersensitivity of the immune system and/or respiratory system. Researchers have found that the immune and respiratory systems depend on normal communication from the brain and spinal cord to control and coordinate their functions properly. Therefore, if your neck is misaligned, it could cause an imbalance in your […]

Ear Infections

Almost half of all children will suffer from at least one middle ear infection (otitis media) before they’re a year old, and two-thirds of them will have had at least one episode by age three. The symptoms of otitis media include ear pain, fever, and irritability. If you look into the ear of a child […]

Chiropractic tips for pregnant women

Be sure to get adjusted regularly. Chiropractic care is important to help maintain a healthy skeletal structure and nervous system function throughout a pregnancy and childbirth. Do some gentle exercise each day. Walking, swimming, or stationary cycling are relatively safe cardiovascular exercises for pregnant women. Avoid any activities that involve jerking or bouncing movements. Stop […]

acetaminophen with vaccines reduces vaccine response

In a study published in the October 17, 2009 issue in The Lancet, researchers discovered that giving acetaminophen to children at the time of the vaccine reduces the effectiveness of the vaccination. Physicians often tell parents to give their child acetaminophen to reduce the febrile response, which it does, but in the meantime it reduces […]

How old can a person be before he or she begins Chiropractic care?

There is no such thing as too young or too old for Chiropractic care. Chiropractic patients range in years from birth to old age. Regardless of age, vertebrae can become misaligned. If a vertebrae becomes misaligned it can cause pressure or irritation to nerves thus causing them to malfunction. This process is known as a […]

SCOLIOSIS

Scoliosis is a sideways curve of the spine that causes stiffness and pain. It is called an idiopathic disease because the cause of it is unknown. Scoliosis is more common in females and begins in childhood. However, merely 2 percent of the population is afflicted. If it is detected early, scoliosis treatment will prevent it […]

ADHD

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a relatively common condition that tends to emerge in children during their early school years. The most common signs of ADHD are: -Inattention -Hyperactivity -Impulsive Behavior -Difficulty Concentrating It is estimated that between 3 and 5 percent of children have ADHD – approximately 2 million children in the United […]