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.
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!!
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.
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
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
Did you know that Chiropractic can help you reach your next level of potential and fulfillment. Read More
A large part of Chiropractic philosophy is about creating alignment within your body so that you are able to reach your full potential each day, from the inside out. Reaching your full potential everyday, means that you feel as good as possible, and you're as happy and healthy as possible. Isn't this a wonderful way to go through life?
Do you hold your breath when you're stressed? How deep are each of your breath's? Be honest with yourself. Pause and pay attention to your breathing. Is your breath deep or shallow? Do you feel tension or discomfort somewhere in your body? Do you feel emotions of stress or panic? Read More
Did you know that Chiropractic care can help you breathe deeper, and experience greater ease and comfort during breath?
Often, ear infections are caused by pool or lake water getting caught inside the ear and because your kid’s ears are smaller, the water isn’t always able to drain out. This allows bacteria to grow, and may cause infection. Getting adjusted can help the ear drain properly. Read More
You probably know that poor posture can contribute to headaches, neck and back pain. But, did you know that your posture affects your health? Read More
Did you know that posture affects your hormones and is correlated to your emotions? This puts the importance of your posture in a whole new light, doesn’t it? Posture, while simple, is so very important to your overall well being!
New parents have many challenges and getting a proper night’s sleep is high on the list of priorities. When your kids can’t stay asleep, being rested might seem elusive. Read More
While it is so wonderful to watch a sleeping baby, being kept up all night by a child who can’t sleep is much less pleasant.