Issue #07 Articles

Is Your Child’s Backpack a Source of Spinal Stress?

While backpacks are one of the most convenient and frequently used ways to carry books and school supplies, there are numerous precautions for selection and use. Doctors of Chiropractic have been offering constructive suggestions about this issue...

Chiropractic and Athletes

Athletes have been benefiting from Chiropractic care for many years; however, it has only recently been receiving attention from the media. Athletes of all types, from the weekend warrior to the world-class athlete, utilize Chiropractic because it...

As The Twig Is Bent, So Grows The Tree

This is a phrase that can be heard or read on a poster in nearly every chiropractic office on any given day. We have used this example in nature to describe to parents what can (and probably will) happen to their children’s posture if a spinal...

Autism: Is There a Vaccine Connection?

According to the California Department of Developmental Services, the rate of children diagnosed with full-syndrome autism between 1999 and 2002 nearly doubled from 10,360 to 20,377. The report further revealed that “between Dec. 31, 1987, a...

A Letter (AUTISM)

Date: May 19, 2005 Harvey V. Fineberg, MD, PhD President, Institute of Medicine 500 Fifth Street NW, Washington DC 20001 Dear Doctor Fineberg: I am writing you as a fellow physician to ask you to withdraw...

Autism: The Silent Enemy

“…Despite overwhelming evidence that MERCURY in vaccines containing thimerosal contributes largely to neurodevelopmental disorders in children, health authorities and medical specialty societies (such as the CDC, FDA, Public Health Department,...

Also labeled: Informed Choice

A Message from our Editor, Issue #07 - Chiropractic for Greater Life Expression

Chiropractic for Greater Life ExpressionOn September 18, 2005, the profession of chiropractic is celebrating its 110th birthday. Chiropractic was founded in 1895 by D.D. Palmer and then developed by his son, BJ Palmer into what is...

The Real Dangers of Soda to You and Your Children

How many sodas have you had today? How about your kids? The average American drinks an estimated 56 gallons of soft drinks each year, but before you grab that next can of soda, consider this: one can of soda has about 10 teaspoons of sugar, 150...

Dad’s Role in Play

“Dad’s role in child play key to later development,” Gottman says. Today’s fathers want to be more involved with their babies than their own fathers were, and their involvement can play a critical role in a child’s future. That’s the message...

Also labeled: Author Josh Parks, Parenting

Who’s in Control? The Unhappy Consequences of Being Child-Centered

It took some time before the significance of what I was looking at sank into my “civilized” mind. I had spent more than two years living in the jungles of South America with Stone Age Indians. Little boys traveled with us when we enlisted their...

Family Wellness Forum: Physical Stresses of Caring for Young Ones

I am trying to provide parents of young children with some suggestions of how to take care of their own backs given the physical stresses of caring for young ones. What would you recommend as basic strategies to help parents, especially in...

Early Bedtime Means Better Baby Sleep

In their efforts to encourage their baby to sleep better, one approach that many parents use is to put their baby to bed later in the evening. They think, “If he’s “really tired” he’ll sleep better, right?” Wrong! This often backfires because Baby...

Fevers: A Source of Strength

Most childhood illnesses are characterized by fever. It is widely known that fever activates the immune system in a natural way. It is less widely known that fever can strengthen the immune system, help prevent susceptibility to other illnesses in...

Cost Benefits of Breastfeeding

Asked at a Blue Cross/Blue Shield health care cost containment in Minot, North Dakota: “What helps reduce the incidence of ear and respiratory infections, intestinal disease, pneumonia, meningitis, Crohn’s disease, colitis, diabetes, childhood...

Benjamin’s Story

When we first started chiropractic care for our family, I didn’t know the link between chiropractic and the nervous system. I pretty much viewed it as a skeletal-structural field of care for pain relief. I am glad that we stumbled across the...

Also labeled: Parents' Perspective

A Timely Birth: Part 3

Bacterial Vaginosis Bacterial Vaginosis (BV) has been associated with a two or three times increased rate of preterm labor and delivery, urinary tract infections (UTIs), premature rupture of the membranes (PROM) and endometritis.

Home Birth: A Mainstream Alternative

For many people, the term “homebirth” conjures images of earth mammas in handmade dresses with flowers in their hair. No offense, but I prefer Calvin Klein for my attire and professional highlights in my hair. When preparing for my first...