No stinkin' thinkin'! The narrative that we say to ourselves all day long is the voice we hear from the most. What is your narrative? Are you a bully to yourself? Would you say the same things to a friend? I can't tell you how much positive thinking will change your life. Let's work on checking ourselves. If we hear ourselves speaking negatively to ourselves STOP what you are doing and reframe it.
Example: Change "I can't lose weight" to " I am working on losing weight. It takes one day at a time."
Let's vow to be a better friend to ourselves!
The massage hook is an amazing way to massage tight knots in your back by yourself. It hooks over your shoulder and you push forward on the stick end. If you, or someone you love needs to relieve some tension in her upper back and shoulders this is a great item to have. Also makes a great Holiday gift for someone who has everything.
Moist Heat Pack
Moist heat is a great way to alleviate discomfort in most muscular aches and pains. This reusable, microwaveable product is something our family fights over.
Moist heat does a better job with our muscles because it doesn't allow the muscles to dry out. Regular heat pack dehydrates the muscles. Every home should have one of these.
We are IMMERSED in unhealthy eating all around us. Especially during the holidays. My challenge to you is to find balance. Eat MOST of your meals with healthy whole foods and indulge during special meals.
Meals shared with family and friends are even MORE important than the food you are putting in your body. Have a safe, healthy holiday season!
We are now getting into the winter months when most of us are NOT exposed to the sun as much as our body needs. Vitamin D3 will help to replenish our D supply. The K2 helps with bone health. It is a win-win!
A sinus headache is a headache caused by pressure or congestion in your sinuses. Symptoms of a sinus headache may include:
1. Pressure in the forehead, cheeks, and/or around the eyes
2. Runny nose
3. Nasal congestion
4. Pounding headache (especially when bending forward)
Sinus headaches can be caused by an illness or from allergies so it's important to know what the cause is in order to treat most of the time.
Sinatrol is an AMAZING supplement that does a great job at draining your sinuses. This is a great product to keep on hand for any time you are dealing with sinus congestion whether it is from allergies or an illness. This product is NOT to be used by pregnant women.
D-Hist Jr works WONDERS for my young patients to help drain sinuses. This is one of my top selling products for kids because of all of the ear infection kids I see. It has a great taste that most kids love.
Viracid, when taken at the first signs of cold or influenza, can be an amazing anti-viral supplement.
Sinatrol is amazing at getting your sinuses to drain.
(Both of these supplements cannot be taken while pregnant or nursing) If you are pregnant or nursing I would recommend OrthoMune!
ViraKid is the anti-viral supplement that is chewable for kids! It has a fun grape flavor. It should be taken at the first signs of illness. It is one of the supplements to keep on hand now that school has started.
If you are planning on getting pregnant you should start them 3 months or more before you get pregnant. Some women don't know they have started trying. ;) In that case, start as soon as you know you are pregnant.
How long should you take prenatal vitamins for?
I HIGHLY recommend that you continue to take your prenatal vitamins for as long as you are breastfeeding or a year. Whichever is longer.
What should ALL pregnant women be taking?
If you are able to keep down supplements during your pregnancy I would recommend you take a high quality prenatal and an EPA/DHA or fish oil.
These supplements are HIGH QUALITY and have not only a prenatal multivitamin but also contain your EPA/DHA (fish oil) (OrthoMega) supplements.
OrthoMega is the HIGH QUALITY fish oils that I recommend. If you are talking a different prenatal and need to supplement with fish oils this is an amazing NON-fishy option!
Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) is a hormonal condition. It only affects women of child bearing years. The main symptoms include:
1. Irregular periods 2. Excessive androgens (which can cause increased acne, hair growth, and male pattern baldness) 3. Polycystic ovaries (multiple cysts on your ovaries) 4. Weight gain
Not all women will have all of these symptoms, and many can be mild. Some women find it difficult to get pregnant with PCOS mainly due to the irregular ovulation patterns.
CM Core is a product that works similar to Metformin. CM Core helps with blood sugar imbalance. It also helps women with PCOS. You also get the added benefit that it helps with cholesterol levels as well!
Infertility is a tough subject. There can be SO MANY reasons for it. I do work with women to balance their spines and help with nutrition and supplements to help their bodies to work more optimally. I take a thorough history and we work together to heal the body. This can be a great option with or without adjunctive care.
Adrenal fatigue is a condition with very vague, non-specific symptoms. It occurs usually after YEARS of stress on your body. Your adrenal glands help to decrease the stress levels in your body. When they get "tired" you can sometimes have symptoms such as:
1. Fatigue: People with adrenal fatigue may feel tired all the time, even after getting enough sleep. They may also have trouble getting out of bed in the morning.
2. Body aches: Muscle aches and joint pain are common symptoms of adrenal fatigue.
3. Nervousness: People with adrenal fatigue may feel anxious or jittery for no apparent reason. They may also have trouble concentrating.
4. Sleep disturbances: Insomnia or difficulty falling asleep are common symptoms of adrenal fatigue.
5. Digestive problems: Adrenal fatigue can cause digestive issues such as bloating, constipation, or diarrhea.
6. Low blood pressure: People with adrenal fatigue may experience dizziness or lightheadedness when standing up due to low blood pressure.
7. Cravings for salty foods: Adrenal fatigue can cause an increase in salt cravings.
This list is just some of the more common ones. Some other symptoms I have seen in my patients are: migraines, light sensitivity, low libido, depression, feeling of overwhelm, and a sense of burnout.
It is common for many mothers to feel many of these symptoms after not taking good care of themselves year after year. See below for two products that can be very helpful. Adjustments also help reduce your sympathetic nervous response and help to reduce stress in your body!
Tru Adapt Plus
If you have had YEARS of stress and you are now in burnout mode, this is the supplement for YOU! This supplement actually helps to support your adrenal glands so that you can heal.
This product does an amazing job and helping you fall asleep and stay asleep. If you have troubles with either of these issues, then having this next to your bed is a GREAT idea for you
Why should we get regular chiropractic adjustments? If I don't have pain why should I go to see Dr. Felicia?
These are GREAT questions!
First of all, if you have a spine and you have stress (mental, physical, or chemical) then you need regular chiropractic adjustments. If you have gone through an initial treatment plan with me when you originally started care here, then you KNOW what it finally feels like to have your body working more optimally. I would challenge you to continue to feel that good if not better!
Getting regular chiropractic care will help your spine and body adapt better during stress. SOOO... if you were to get into a car accident or slip and fall on ice, then your body would be able to handle that stress better than if you have not been coming in. So, when injuries happen, and they might, you will need LESS care than someone who hasn't been getting regular care.
Also, subluxations don't always have pain. So, you can have issues in your spine you aren't even aware of.
So if it has been longer than a month since you've been adjusted, I highly recommend pushing the "Schedule and Appointment" button below. I would be HAPPY to see you!
After every adjustment you should always drink extra water. This will help you flush out lactic acid and other waste products in your body.
Let's challenge ourselves to drink half your body weight in ounces! Extra if it is warm or you exercise or GET AN ADJUSTMENT!
Did you know that chiropractic adjustments allow your body to come out of the sympathetic response (aka fight or flight) and help you get back to homeostasis. That is why SO MANY people have a gurgling in there stomach right after their adjustments. Or why babies poop. It helps stimulate the parasympathetic system that controls digestion. SO SUPER COOL!
Diet... It is looked at as a swear word, but should it be? Diet is defined as the kinds of food that a person, animal, or community habitually eats. Your diet is the foods that you put into your mouth. What does your diet consist of? Are you giving your body nutrients? We should STOP looking at it as a "restriction of calories". A well balanced diet of all types of foods that nourish our body is what we should strive for.
When we are ready to eat we should look at our meals as a way to put nutrients into our bodies. Our plates should be 1/4 protein, 1/4 complex carbohydrate, and half veggie. Our food should have tons of natural color (not artificial). The food we eat should mostly have been alive at one time, or come from something that was.
We will not ALWAYS eat perfectly. You have to leave room for fun, but I have noticed that if I tell myself "I am not a person that eats XYZ then I don't". For example, I don't eat fast food. I know it is bad for me so I don't eat it. (Not more than about twice a year). You can do that for anything. I am not a person that drinks pop, eats sugar, eats gluten, eats dairy, etc... Then you would be surprised at how much quicker it is to drop that habit.
Babies are smaller but still have a spine and joints. They have that same spine their ENTIRE life. Why would we want them to have a subluxation when we can fix it so easily? Babies are subject to in-uterine constraint (tight quarters inside mom), the birth process (either vaginal or surgical), their head flopping, car seats, siblings, falls, etc. They have a beautiful working spine that needs the same tender care we give ourselves as adults (if not better). Fortunately, they usually respond very quickly to care.
15 Signs or Symptoms that your baby might need a chiropractor (They can have one or MANY of these)
1. Persistent head rotation or tip/ Torticollis 2. Difficulties nursing or bottle feeding 3. Reflux 4. Colic 5. Gas issues 6. "Angry" babies (balled up and fussy) 7. Long labors 8. Multiple birth (twins, triplets, etc) 9. Surgical birth 10. Excessive crying 11. Not sleeping well 12. Frequent illness (ex ear infections) 13. Tongue/lip tie or revision 14. Breech birth 15. Excessive spitting up
The adjustment of a baby uses a VERY GENTLE but PRECISE touch. I always explain to my new patient's parents that all I am doing is palpating up their spine until I find a vertebra that isn't moving. Then I apply light pressure or sometimes a little vibration until the vertebra is moving. It is so gentle. Period. I have adjusted hundreds of babies and had SO MUCH success with helping babies. There is nothing better than helping parents have a calmer baby to take care of.