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Taking a Road Trip with Your Baby

Posted by samfordchiro@gmail.com on September 8, 2015 at 1:30 AM Comments comments (0)

 

To Grandmother’s house we go! And you’ll be in the car for five whole hours—how can you make the trip enjoyable with a baby along?

 

There’s no question: Marathon car trips with a baby on board take a good amount of planning and organization. But it can be done—and yes, it can even be fun!

 

 


Planning the trip

 

In the hustle that precedes a trip, it can be easy to let things ...

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Yoga For Kids

Posted by samfordchiro@gmail.com on September 1, 2015 at 1:25 AM Comments comments (0)

A 10-year-old boy enters the children’s yoga class I’m teaching. He is large for his age, chunky in the middle, tall, clumsy and loud. He makes up stories about his name and the other boys in the class. He interrupts me incessantly. The lead teacher keeps apologizing for him. She rolls her eyes, telling him to shush and sit down. I tell her the noise doesn’t bother me. They are okay, and so am I.

 

I have brought a brown bag with an ear of corn hidden inside...

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Express Delivery

Posted by samfordchiro@gmail.com on August 17, 2015 at 1:00 AM Comments comments (0)

 

Not every labor is a marathon; some take only a few hours. But are these so-called precipitous births really abnormal, or are they more common than we think?

 

Soon after I began assembling a bed frame, which I thought would be a good labor project, my contractions started. I was excited, and decided to time them. The clock showed 1:22 p.m. After having two waves about five minutes apart, I shared the news with Gus, my husband, so we coulad give our midwives an e...

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On Language Development Imagination Is More Important than Knowledge

Posted by samfordchiro@gmail.com on August 3, 2015 at 1:05 AM Comments comments (0)

From the seventh month in utero, before a child is born, every word the mother says brings about a muscular response in the infant. A word is just a vibration of sound, and each vibration is called a phoneme. From the very beginning, there is this intimate connection between body, body movement, the brain and the formation of word structures. By the time the child is born in the world, this muscular response is myelinated—locked in as a permanent pattern.

 

For the firs...

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Getting Over Cold Medications

Posted by samfordchiro@gmail.com on July 28, 2015 at 2:10 AM Comments comments (0)

Very young children come down with colds. Agreement with this statement is universal among parents, pediatricians, drug makers, and even the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). But there is less agreement over whether or not medicine is helpful to little ones suffering from a cold.

 

“It’s important to point out that these medicines are safe and effective when used as directed…” said Linda A. Suydam, president of the Consumer Healthcare Products Associ...

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ADHD

Posted by samfordchiro@gmail.com on July 21, 2015 at 2:10 AM Comments comments (0)


Happy Healthy Child: A Holistic Approach

Posted by samfordchiro@gmail.com on July 6, 2015 at 9:10 PM Comments comments (0)

An Interview with Bruce Lipton By Sarah Kamrath

Earlier this year, filmmaker Sarah Kamrath sat down with Bruce Lipton, Ph.D., for an interview about a holistic approach to parenting for her Happy Healthy Child DVD series. Lipton, the author of such books as Spontaneous Evolution and The Biology of Belief, is an internationally recognized leader in bridging science and spirit, and a regular contributor to Pathways. This is an excerpt of their longer conversation.

Sarah Kam...

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Chriopractic Adjustments

Posted by samfordchiro@gmail.com on June 16, 2015 at 2:15 AM Comments comments (0)


Healthy Children and Chiropractic

Posted by samfordchiro@gmail.com on June 7, 2015 at 9:05 PM Comments comments (0)

 

Providing health care services to children involves a dimension not often encountered in rendering care to adults. Not only must the child's needs and concerns be addressed, but those of the child's parents as well. The child doesn't have educational bias, is usually simple to care for, and will respond immediately to physiologic changes that enhance life expression. The parents may require more attention to further their knowledge and understanding of health. This article addres...

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A wellness approach to children

Posted by samfordchiro@gmail.com on May 10, 2015 at 8:15 PM Comments comments (0)

In raising healthy children, it’s not enough to just focus on the physical aspect of health. To be truly healthy, a child’s emotional health must be nurtured and strengthened. Developing a mental attitude of wellness is also essential. When we adopt an attitude of wellness, we take on a belief that being well is a natural, normal state. Our goal is to have outstanding, vibrant health, not just to be free of disease. With a wellness attitude, we know that we have control over our o...

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Understanding and Applying the Intelligence of Play

Posted by samfordchiro@gmail.com on April 27, 2015 at 1:30 AM Comments comments (0)

Nurture the soil, and the seed grows fully with little attention. Neglect the soil, and the seed’s development is compromised at every step.

 

Children are seeds. We are the soil, but we are often blind to our own lack of mentored development. In our semi-blind state we do unto others what was done, or more often, not done to us—repeating the cycle, generation after generation.

 

We are at a tipping point—personally, culturally and globally....

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Why Wear Your Baby?

Posted by samfordchiro@gmail.com on April 20, 2015 at 1:25 AM Comments comments (0)

More and more frequently, parents can be seen with their babies tucked snugly into cloth carriers of various types in malls, on the street, and in the home. This mode of baby travel is steadily gaining popularity and for good reason: soft carriers have proven to be a simple, practical way to incorporate baby care into busy lifestyles.

 

Although baby wearing is an old concept, researchers in the past fifty years have confirmed the wisdom of this timeless practice. Studies hav...

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Baby Wearing - Suggestions for Carrying Your Baby: A Chiropractic Perspective

Posted by samfordchiro@gmail.com on April 13, 2015 at 1:20 AM Comments comments (0)

There has been much interest in the media about carrying our babies. Outside of the variety of car seats (being awkwardly used to carry the baby) and the traditional stroller, many parents are now opting to “wear” their babies.

 

Numerous baby carriers are now available to choose from. In general, parents are looking for greater insight in choosing the methods of carrying their infants. Here is some insight from the chiropractic perspective.

 

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Cradles of Life

Posted by samfordchiro@gmail.com on April 7, 2015 at 1:10 AM Comments comments (0)

Since the beginning of time indigenous cultures have worn their babies. The cradle appears to have originated as a part of the culture of the early Mesolithic hunters in Asia. Early Pleistocene migrations probably brought the cradle to North America since the cradle is linked predominately to nomadic hunting and gathering cultures. Contrasted to the variety of modern furnishings used in the United States today to carry and transport infants, the North American Indian cradle is an example of a...

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Uncovering the Truth: Sun Exposure, Sunscreen and Skin Cancer

Posted by samfordchiro@gmail.com on March 27, 2015 at 4:05 AM Comments comments (0)

Summer is here, and being so, we all spend a greater amount of time outdoors. Today, parents are almost considered abusive if they do not protect their children from the sun, a presumed cause of skin cancer. This article will bring new light to your attitudes about sun exposure, causes of skin cancers and the traditional sunscreens we rely on.

 

Let the Sun Shine In

 

Natural sunlight is necessary for good health. Daily moderate exposure enables the body to p...

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Listening With A Different Ear: Holistic Approaches to Ear Infections

Posted by samfordchiro@gmail.com on March 25, 2015 at 2:55 AM Comments comments (0)

It is 3am and your child wakes up complaining of ear pain. What can you do?

 Ear pain is one of the most common complaints in the pediatric population. Parents exchange frequent stories about the number of times their child has taken a banana or cherry flavored antibiotic for one or more ear infections. It is the rare parent who sits by, not wanting to add to the anxiety of other parents, with the knowledge that their child has never taken an antibiotic for an ear ache. What’...

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Children's Health: A Question of Balance

Posted by samfordchiro@gmail.com on March 4, 2015 at 1:05 AM Comments comments (0)

All of the common illnesses of childhood are inflammations. “Infection” is the wrong word for them, because it suggests that we get “sick” because germs invade us. This is misleading. We are always exposed to, and often harbor, germs, and yet we only occasionally get sick.

 

 

Why Do We Get Sick?

 

In order to be healthy, we must keep an inner balance in body and soul, while all the time growing and changing from birth to de...

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Essential Ingredients for a Natural Birth

Posted by samfordchiro@gmail.com on March 2, 2015 at 1:00 PM Comments comments (0)

In addition to regularly visiting your chiropractor during your pregnancy, consider these nine holistic paths to strengthen your mind, body and spirit for your upcoming birth.

 

 

Homeopathy

 

Homeopathy is a gentle system of care that has been around for hundreds of years. Because there are no side effects, nor is there any risk of addiction or toxicity, homeopathy is safe for pregnant women and babies. Homeopathy is rooted in the belief that the ...

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Antibiotics and the Aware Parent

Posted by samfordchiro@gmail.com on February 20, 2015 at 12:45 AM Comments comments (0)

Acute Otitis Media is the most common upper respiratory condition treated in pediatric offices and the treatment of this condition continues to be the most controversial in the medical community (1-3).

 

The majority of children suffering from Acute Otitis Media will automatically be placed on antibiotics despite growing evidence that suggests there’s only a marginal benefit from this form of care (4).

 

The pediatric community is being confronted prima...

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