Wellness

Push to Support the Placenta: 9 Reasons Why You Should Encapsulate

At many Medical Centers across the U.S., shortly after the average baby is born he or she will be cleaned, swaddle, snuggled into a hat, and lovingly placed into mama’s arms. All while the evidence of labor and delivery; literal blood, sweat, and tears is disposed of. That is until a recent (old) trend has… Continue reading Push to Support the Placenta: 9 Reasons Why You Should Encapsulate

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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

Real Food

Easy Axio Jell-O

Since this week has been in the 90's, I've been trying to brainstorm refreshing, sweet, and healthy treats to feed my family. What's better than a sugar-free (stevia) Jell-O alternative that feeds our brains and also helps us to focus?! Well, that's pretty hard to beat. What you need: 2 cups water, just off the boil. 5-6… Continue reading Easy Axio Jell-O

At Home

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

Wellness

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

Wellness

The Three T’s of Chiropractic

Traumas, Toxins, and Thoughts Not many people know the truth about how our bodies actually work. There are four major systems that control almost all of our bodily functions, the most important of which is the nervous system. The nervous system is the master conductor over the human body because many of the functions of… Continue reading The Three T’s of Chiropractic

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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

Wellness

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