Wellness

Un-natural Selection: The Genetic Survival of the Unfittest – Part 1

  What the science of epigenetics means for your children and grandchildren. Today we are experiencing a series of strange epidemics in terrifying proportions. As illnesses like diabetes, autoimmune disorders, and cancers are rising at an alarming rate, it’s left many to wonder why these diseases weren't as prevalent in previous generations? New research shows… Continue reading Un-natural Selection: The Genetic Survival of the Unfittest – Part 1

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Breath: Biohacking My Way To Better Health

Did you know that each one of us takes an average of 25,000 breaths daily? But are we really breathing? Our breathing habits have a greater effect on our overall health than we may think. Breathing is important as our cells constantly need a new supply of oxygen to produce energy. Without vital oxygen, cellular… Continue reading Breath: Biohacking My Way To Better Health

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Sleep: Biohacking My Way to Better Health

Sleep is a vital component of true health and well-being, and chances are that you aren’t sleeping as well as you’d like. You’re not alone. Between sleep labs and prescription sleep aids, Americans spend an average of $10 billion on the sleep industry. But what if the key to a more restful night’s sleep wasn’t… Continue reading Sleep: Biohacking My Way to Better Health

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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

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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