Issue #11 Articles

Helping Athletes Succeed...Naturally!

This quote is an inspirational and motivational mantra by which teenage athletes should live–not die. Unfortunately, everyday, teenage athletes across America are playing Russian roulette with their health, as well as their lives. They seem d...

Elite Athletes Benefit from Chiropractic

From the May 19, 2006 issue of the Lawrence Journal-World from Lawrence, Kansas comes a story of a chiropractor, Dr. Michael Stuart, who has won the trust of some elite track and field athletes. One in particular is Justin Gatlin, who is the...

Also labeled: Chiropractic

Does Your Doctor Know Squat? An Interview With “Birth Guru” Henci Goer

Why do OB/GYNs have women labor in beds when squatting is the better way to birth? More importantly, does your OB/GYN, in particular, know the researchbased facts regarding obstetrics in America? Or, is your OB/GYN perpetuating the myths that keep...

A Message from our Editor, Issue #11 - Emerging Wellness

Emerging WellnessThese days, you only need to be remotely tuned to the news media to realize that the use of prescriptions and over-the-counter drugs are frequently more hazardous to our health than helpful. When government agencies...

A Look at Stress

Dr. Hans Selye believed that stress is necessary for adaptation. As Charles Darwin said, “It is not the strongest or the smartest of the species that survive, but the one most able to adapt to change.” Stress is a requirement for adaptation. Many...

Herbal Antibiotic Alternatives

Humans exist in symbiosis with bacteria living all around and inside us. Children migrate towards bacteria. They are inherently fond of the same things bacteria treasure—things like bread, cheese, soil, and sticky fingers. Occasionally eating b...

Also labeled: Author Ceara Foley, Nutrition

If It’s Not Food, Don’t Eat It!

No-Nonsense Guidelines for Creating an Eating-for- Health Lifestyle the Whole Family Can Enjoy. When Brenda first started nutrition and health coaching she was depressed, overweight, extremely fatigued, had hypothyroidism, and severe PMS—...

Fifty Ways to Improve your Child's Behavior and Attention Span: Without Drugs, Labels, or Coercion

Provide a balanced breakfast. Consider the Feingold diet. Limit television and video games. Teach self-talk skills. Find out what interests your child. Promote a strong...

Also labeled: Parenting

The Wild Child

Domesticated animals confined to farms, zoos, and similar unnatural habitats lack a certain “spark” found in their wild counterparts. They’ve been bred or trained to live apart from their nature. They’ve adjusted to their lack of freedom...

Also labeled: Author Scott Noelle, Parenting

Joyful Positive Parenting

Joyful parenting in a positive and unlimited way respects children for who they truly are and nurtures their greatest potential. Imagine how powerful a person could be if parented in this way. What if there were no limiting beliefs or...

Discipline Is The Problem, Not The Solution

When things in my classroom hit bottom, there were days when I was convinced that the kids stayed up nights plotting ways to make my life miserable. It was only later that I realized their disruptions were basically just intended to make the time...

Also labeled: Author Alfie Kohn, Parenting

Breastfeeding Difficulties and Chiropractic

Modern birthing procedures, even those with seemingly minimal intervention, are known to cause trauma and stress to the infant’s cranium and spine. In a leading pediatric textbook on manual therapy for children, one author tells...

The Myth of Attention Deficit Disorder

Over the past thirty years, attention deficit disorder (ADD), or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), has emerged from the relative obscurity of cognitive psychologists’ research laboratories to become the “disease du jour” of America’s...

ADHD: A Patient’s Perspective

This article looks at Attention Deficit Disorder/Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADD/ADHD). As there is an increasing tendency for drugs to be prescribed to our children and lately adults for the treatment of this condition, it is timely...

ADD and Chiropractic: A Patient’s Testimonial

After chiropractic care following a minor car accident, I spoke to Dr. Brooks about our son, Trenton, who was a very easily agitated boy with ADD. We decided to have him checked. I had noticed how one hip was higher than the other and sure enough...

Also labeled: Parents' Perspective