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
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
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
Shortly after your precious little one has arrived, there is a lot of attention on your breasts. Parents may come to realize that it’s not just about making milk, it can be about feeding schedules, the comfort level of nursing in public, engorgement, pumping, latching, and sometimes cracked or tender nipples. Whether a new mama… Continue reading Boosting Breast Milk Supply
As it is Worldwide Breastfeeding week and August is National Breastfeeding month, I thought it appropriate to reflect upon my journey with breastfeeding… I had always thought had a healthy diet, took the right supplements and I had a natural as possible birth. I thought that I would have had an easy time with breastfeeding.… Continue reading Adventures in breastfeeding
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
Drowsy, itchy, sneezy, cranky, and sometimes a little dopey. No, these are not the seven dwarfs. They are symptoms of allergies.