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The Secret Natural Deodorant That Actually Works

Natural deodorants have come a long way since the first few crystals that promised to kill odor, but left much to be desired. If you prefer to keep your personal care toxic-free and don’t want to smell like you frequent a sweat lodge, then you may want to read on. The best natural deodorant is… Continue reading The Secret Natural Deodorant That Actually Works

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Holistic Family Healing . At Home with Dr. Kat

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

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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

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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

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Birth Story – Xavier

"The best-laid plans of mice and men often go awry" - Robert Burns The initial attempts at planning, especially for new parenthood, are often when a woman finds out that she is pregnant for the first time. So many thoughts will go through her mind stemming from her new found curiosities, anxieties, and experiences; it… Continue reading Birth Story – Xavier

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OMg! The Sneaky Reason Behind Your Chocolate Cravings

It is estimated that over 36 Million heart-shaped boxes of chocolate will be sold in preparation for Valentine’s day. With the U.S. consuming an average of 2.8 billion pounds, chocolate is one of the most popular treats. But, did you know that chocolate is actually linked to a nutrient that over 80 percent of Americans are… Continue reading OMg! The Sneaky Reason Behind Your Chocolate Cravings

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Guide to Essential Nutrients and Supplements

We have all heard the saying, “you are what you eat” but more accurately, you are what you digest. It’s no surprise that we should all eat as many organic, whole foods as possible. Unfortunately, with our modern depleted soil and our ever increasing busy lives, we may be coming up short when it comes… Continue reading Guide to Essential Nutrients and Supplements

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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