One of the symptoms I see most for infants in my office is a persistent head rotation or Torticollis. I true torticollis has a rotation and lateral tipping of the head but both persistent positions can cause major issues with the shape of the infant's skull, issues with eating and swallowing, and comfort in an infant.
Chiropractic adjustments, and cranial work can, when done together, can help significantly with the restoration of motion and head shape in your infant.
Next time you see an infant that looks similar to the sweet baby above let them know Chiropractic care can make a difference.
Vitamin D, in nature, is best absorbed from the sun. We are well into the winter months, bundled up and avoiding being outside in the sun. This supplement is an easy way to make sure you get the Vitamin D that you need.
I would highly recommend finding fun outdoor activities in the wintertime. It will help to combat the seasonal depression most of us start to feel this time of year. Get outside. Play with your kids. Go for a walk. Make a snowman. Ski. Have fun again!
There are few things more horrible than listening to your baby cry. One reason babies cry is due to gas pains. Here are a few ideas to try:
1. Probiotics, probiotics, probiotics! I would highly recommend FloraBoost for infants (see below)
2. I LOVE YOU abdominal massage. This is something I teach nearly every parent that brings their baby to see me. It is such a valuable tool.
3. Distractions such as a warm bath or shower.
4. Getting your infant adjusted by a TRAINED pediatric chiropractor.
Nothing helps to balance good bacteria and bad bacteria in your gut better than a HIGH QUALITY probiotic. Bad bacteria in your gut can cause gas, bloating, and pain. This probiotic is inexpensive and amazing. MANY of my sweet infants patients have done VERY WELL with this supplement.
This is an anti-inflammatory protein powder that is DAIRY FREE! If you have been suffering with symptoms of inflammation such as joint pain, body aches, fatigue, etc then this is an option for you! Works great in a smoothie with oat or almond milk.
Knowing WHO you are is so important. Children learn the most from their parents the first 10 years or so and after that they are VERY influenced by their peers. I would highly recommend setting a good foundation so that when those peers, who can be very cruel sometimes, they know that what they are saying is probably not accurate. They know you love them, and you are a safe place to fall.
I highly recommend telling yourself affirmations as well. Remember to be kind to yourself today. :)
Vitamin C is a great immune boosting vitamin. It is also REALLY good at healing connective tissue issues such as hemorrhoids and injuries. Vitamin C is a sweet vitamin in a lot of sweet and sour fruits.
Buffered C Capsules
This supplement is a capsule that is great to help boost your immune system. I do prescribe this for hemorrhoids or varicose veins as well. These are safe during pregnancy or breastfeeding.
Most people decide on January 1st they are going to take on tackling exercise and "dieting". What usually happens is people start out full force and lift weights that are too heavy, they do too many reps, they eat such little amount of food they are starving, and they become SORE and HUNGRY and CRABBY.
Does this sound like you?
If you have started and you are sore, try backing off a little bit. Try starting slower. Don't compare yourself to the people in the video or at the gym. They have been doing this for a while OR they are doing things the wrong way anyways.
If you aren't eating enough food, then I would suggest eating MORE FOOD but make sure it is nutritious food. Your body NEEDS fuel ESPECIALLY if you are exercising more. And don't forget WATER!
And remember it takes time and patience to get to the body you are hoping for. Just keep swimming ;)
Epsom It Lotion
In our house we call this lotion the "MAGIC LOTION". At first, we used it for the leg pain the kids would get at night and it worked wonders. But I also know this lotion is amazing when you use it after a workout and it keeps you from being super sore.
Soft Tissue Support Pack
This pack of supplements are great for sore muscles. It is also great after an injury to help support the body with healing. Post motor vehicle accidents, post knee injuries, sprain/strains, etc.