Have you ever wondered...
--what is neuroplasticity?
--how does my brain change and how does it affect me?
--what is cortisol and what does stress have to do with it?
Dr. Tony Ebel describes subluxation as being stuck in stress mode. I really like this idea of subluxation or misalignment - going into stress mode and not being able to get back to non-stress mode. This is a great illustration of what subluxation is. Read More
It would be similar to putting your car in neutral and then pressing the pedal to the medal. You'll use a lot of energy and not get very far.
Subluxation leads to increased cortisol levels which leads to adverse affects on the brain – specifically pre-frontal cortex, anterior cingulated and the hippocampous. This leads to dysregulated brain wave patterns that become ‘hard wired’ through neuroplasticity.
Did you know that 99% of newborns studied were found to have cranial, sacral or cervical strain?
So, what does this mean? It means that even though your child may not have had very many trauma’s in life yet and hopefully they don’t have any pain – they may still be subluxated or have cervical, cranial or sacral strain which can affect the quality of their life and the function of their spine, nervous system and body. Read More
Did you know that you're brilliant - mind and body alike? I know you know that your child is brilliant! Let's take a look at the brilliance of your body and how your body can learn to adapt and change - and how this benefits you!
How does your body know to keep breathing and to keep your heart beating? Is it something you have to consciously think about? No, of course not. Your body does this on its own without you having to think about at all. This is your innate intelligence at work. Read More
Your body is brilliant. It knows what it needs and will always attempt to correct problems or alert you (your brain) to something that needs to be taken care of.
We talked a lot in January about goal setting and the effort it takes to make a change in your brain, and how to make it last. If you missed that newsletter you can check it out here (it was a pretty good one). Read More
For now though, we are going to take a step back and do some reflection. It's been about a month since this year started...how are you doing?
And, before you get caught up on all the things you haven't done 'right' - let's remember this is a day of celebration! :)
Let's look behind us and see the distance we've come, the changes you have bravely made and all of the times you showed up for yourself and your health!
I know how amazing you are, and I'm tickled pink every day when I hear your amazing stories, your successes - Remember every day that YOU are AMAZING!!
Did you make any New Year's Resolutions this year? Read More
It's the time of year for new year's resolutions, goals and plans for what the year will bring and how you will achieve your goals.
The problem is - most new year's resolutions have been deserted by sometime in March, therefore lasting change is often not achieved.
So, what can you do to help make your goals for 2019 a reality?
We are officially a few weeks out from one of the busiest times of year. While December brings a lot of excitement, it can also bring up a lot of unresolved emotions, stress and you might end up feeling like a chicken with their head cut off-running around like a crazy person trying to get everything done.
Have you worked your mind into a frenzy? Are you struggling to relax? Would you like a more peaceful and relaxing experience this holiday season? Read More
Does your child struggle with asthma? Read More
Breath is very important. It helps up relax, and is vital for life. It can be very stressful and scary when you or your child struggles to breathe.
Did you know that Chiropractic can help with Asthma?
Would you like to know how to prevent 90-95% of chronic illness?
I had the amazing opportunity a few weeks ago to meet briefly and hear Dr. Deepok Chopra speak. I want to share with you today some of what he said and talk about what it might mean for your life. Read More
If you'd like to know what Dr. Chopra said about
-How to prevent 90-95% of chronic illness
-How to increase your happiness
Concentration is not only an issue for school aged children – it’s also very important for adults, athletes and even younger children.
Our world is full of distractions and you will be interrupted or will interrupt yourself frequently. According to the Washington Post, the average person get interrupted approximately once every 3 minutes and it can take over 20 minutes to get refocused after an interruption. This can cause of loss of up to 6 hours of productivity per day! Read More
Did you know that research demonstrates Chiropractic Care can support a woman throughout pregnancy and make both carrying and delivering her child easier? Some research even demonstrates that women under Chiropractic Care throughout their pregnancy, may have shorter labor and delivery times. Read More
During pregnancy your body goes through many changes, very quickly. In order to be and feel your best, it is important that you support your body through these many changes, especially where alignment and posture are concerned.
I’ve been hearing it a lot lately – “I’m so stressed, everything is so busy and so crazy that I don’t have time to take care of myself. I just go, go, go, all the time” Read More
What is the difference between being busy and being productive?
What is the difference between sitting and truly resting?
We’ve talked before about how people who are considered sensitive or have ‘sensory processing sensitivity’ show increased reaction within the brain when exposed to certain stimulus.
Research shows that those who suffer with post-traumatic stress disorder demonstrate increased activity within their brain when exposed to a trigger. Increased brain activity was also found in those who are considered sensitive when exposed to a stimulus. While the area’s that show increased activity are different between being sensitive and suffering from PTSD the brain and body’s reaction is remarkably similar. Read More
Did you know that approximately 15-20% of people are considered to be highly sensitive? What does this mean for you? What does it mean to be sensitive?
What does it mean to be sensitive? While sensitivity can manifest in various ways being sensitive may mean that you or your child has sensory processing sensitivity. This means that your nervous system is more active than the nervous system of your not as sensitive peer.
Click ‘read more’ to find out what another mom is saying about her experience with Chiropractic and her son with Sensory Processing Disorder! Read More
As we approach Mother’s Day I’d like to take a moment to say ‘wow, moms are amazing!’ Are you a mom who would do anything for her kids? Do you sometimes put your health on the back burner for your kids? Read More
A big Thank You to all of you healthy moms! You are amazing and a true inspiration!
Happy Mother's Day!
What does it mean to be sensitive? While sensitivity can manifest in various ways being sensitive may mean that you or your child has sensory processing sensitivity. This means that your nervous system is more active than the nervous system of your not as sensitive peer. Read More
Your nervous system is responsible for every function and sensation within your body as well as responsible for how you perceive the world. This includes all of your senses like sight, hearing, touch, taste and smell.
We have become a very sedentary culture with many of us desk bound all day and then too tired to do anything save sit on the couch when we get home in the evenings. Even children are spending less time outside running around and more time inside playing with technology. Read More
This inactivity along with the use of technology can create havoc for both our posture, which some researchers say is the beginning of every disease process, and our body as a whole.
So, how does movement affect you? Movement keeps you healthier, it keeps your muscles toned and helps you release stress and concentrate better. It helps you metabolize your food and maintain a healthy weight. It also helps your body feel better!
As we approach the beginning of spring what comes to my mind is about new beginnings. As I've been out I'm noticing the beautiful pinks and whites as the trees begin to bloom and prepare for spring.
“…Healing instantly begins the second we make a more effective choice for ourselves, even though our body may not appear to be “fixed” or healed.” Donny Epstein in his book ‘Healing Myths, Healing Magic’. Read More
Sometimes we lack harmony and congruity with our own body! As bizarre as this may sound, it’s actually quite true. How much harmony do you experience with your body? Do you listen to what it’s trying to tell you? Pain, discomfort or other symptoms appear because your body is sending a message to your brain that something is wrong or needs your attention? How well are you paying attention to these messages? Read More
Did you know that Chiropractic Care can help your child deal with their everyday life? Read More
Kids are wonderful, creative, beautiful and a source of what sometimes seems like never ending energy.
If you have kids some of this might sound familiar to you. What does your kid go through in an average day, and how can Chiropractic help you and your child?
Imagine it’s a Friday, after an already long week. One day left until the weekend…
There are 4 seasons here in Georgia, and flu season does not need to be one of them! If you'd like to learn how to keep your kids and yourself healthy, keep reading! Read More