My patients frequently ask how I as a chiro mama deal with sickness or illness in our family… Let me preface this by saying that it is a rare event. I credit the rarity to our holistic lifestyle which includes regular chiropractic care to boost our immune system (see this post). But, even with the… Continue reading Holistic Family Healing . At Home with Dr. Kat
The Immune System and Chiropractic
When we think about boosting the immune system, we've all heard about reducing sugar, eating right, increasing vitamin D, adding probiotics, resting/meditation, exercise, and taking herbal remedies, but something that is important and often overlooked is taking care of and maintaining a properly functioning nervous system. Many people ask me how my family and I stay… Continue reading The Immune System and Chiropractic
Cracking the Code on Chiropractic: Philosophy and Expectations
When most people think about chiropractic care, the most common association is as a treatment for back pain. While it is true that chiropractic may relieve pain symptoms, this is accomplished by activating the body’s self-healing ability. By adjusting the spine, chiropractors correct vertebral subluxations and relieve nervous system interference. Composed mainly of the brain… Continue reading Cracking the Code on Chiropractic: Philosophy and Expectations
My Autoimmune Story
In late 2009, while on a hunt to explain my infertility, I received a shocking double diagnosis. I learned that I had 2 auto-immune disorders that were uncontrolled and essentially precluding me from achieving pregnancy: Graves Hyperthyroidism and Type 1.5 Diabetes (LADA – Latent Autoimmune Diabetes in Adulthood or Slow Onset Type 1). My body… Continue reading My Autoimmune Story
Easy Crockpot Chicken Bone Broth
Ingredients: Bones from one natural rotisserie chicken (preferably pasture raised, with meat and skin removed) 2-3 unpeeled organic carrots, washed and roughly chopped 1-2 medium organic onions, quartered 2-3 organic celery ribs 1-2 cloves of garlic a few whole peppercorns 1-2 tablespoons Apple Cider Vinegar ¼ teaspoon Himalayan or Celtic sea salt Directions: Toss everything… Continue reading Easy Crockpot Chicken Bone Broth
Give Up on Gluten
There has been a lot of hype about this component found in most diets today. Chances are that you or someone you know has tried cutting out the protein found in common grains by going gluten free. Gluten is harmful to the brain and wreaks havoc on gut health. Now, research is finally catching up to what many alternative health professionals already knew.
The Power of a Healthy Gut
Hippocrates’ reputation as The Father of Medicine makes him an exceptional figure in history. Now, 2,500 years after his death, western medicine is catching up to the words of this genius.