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Children & Type II Diabetes

Posted by Dr. Colleen Stratton in Children's Health, News & Articles

There was a time when Diabetes was an “adult problem” that was rarely if ever seen in children; with the most common diagnoses of Type II Diabetes being “adult onset”. That has changed. In 2001, the increasing number of obese children and youth throughout the United States led policy makers to rank it as a critical public health threat. Since the 1970s, the rate of obesity has more than doubled for preschool children aged 2-5 years…

Medical Errors

Posted by Dr. Colleen Stratton in Health, News & Articles

A medical error is defined by the Institute of Medicine (IOM) as “the failure of a planned action to be completed as intended, or the use of a wrong plan to achieve an aim.” A rather benign definition for what is a leading cause of death in the United States; with numbers far greater than fatalities attributed to automobile accidents (43,458), breast cancer (42,497) and AIDS (15,516). The term “medical error” has become an umbrella to…


Posted by Dr. Colleen Stratton in Health, News & Articles

The message has been sent loud and clear with anti-bacterial hand soap, body wash and household cleaning products that bacteria are bad. Advertisers have taught the public to believe that any bacteria left alive are a threat to our health. So, the idea that it is beneficial to take a few billion a day in pill form might seem a little far-fetched; yet science is proving that this is the case.   * Information from The…

Eating Gluten Free

Posted by Dr. Colleen Stratton in Health, News & Articles

Along with making better health-care decisions and exercising regularly, an important part of living a wellness lifestyle is eating right and following a healthy diet. Many people have chosen to make gluten-free eating a key part of their wellness lifestyle and, as with any major lifestyle change, it’s important to have all of the facts prior to making a decision. Eating gluten-free isn’t what it used to be; there was a time when gluten-free foods could…

Eating Green

Posted by Dr. Colleen Stratton in Health, News & Articles

We all want to raise healthy children, and one of the most important things we can do is feed them right; but cutting back on sugar, dairy and fast foods is only the first step. A vital part of feeding our family right is introducing healthier foods. We’ve been told for over a decade that five servings of fruits and vegetables a day are part of a healthy and well-balanced diet; but is this actually…

Sports Related Injuries

Posted by Dr. Colleen Stratton in Health, News & Articles

Almost 75% of families with children between the ages of 5 and 18 have at least one child who plays organized sports, either at school or on a community team. This may seem like a good thing; there’s the benefit of learning to work together as a team, building camaraderie and the physical activity. However parents need to pay special attention to the potential injuries that may occur with their child and proactively have their…

Healthy School Lunches

Posted by Dr. Colleen Stratton in Children's Health, News & Articles

Parents today recognize the importance of feeding their ildren healthy nutritious foods. The problem is that the cafeteria has become just another franchise; foods aren’t healthy and well-balanced. Vending machines offer chips, cookies, sodas and a myriad of other junk foods that children shouldn’t be eating. This creates a challenge to parents that many have decided to ignore. Assuming that it’s a lost cause, some parents have rationalized that the rest of their meals are…

Preparing for Two

Posted by Dr. Colleen Stratton in Expectant Mothers, News & Articles

It is rare for great nutritional advice to be provided to women considering becoming pregnant; since our western lifestyle typically leads to unhealthy and out of balance choices. Your Family Wellness Chiropractor can often provide nutritional and healthy lifestyle information to his or her patients and if you’re considering becoming pregnant, you’re an ideal candidate for such advice. The first question to ask your Chiropractor is: what does the body require to have a healthy…

Digestion and Elimination in Infants

Posted by Dr. Colleen Stratton in Children's Health, News & Articles

Colic, reflux and constipation are three common difficulties for infants, generally considered to be separate conditions that need to be treated individually. But in reality, the opposite is true. Digestion and elimination are two bodily systems that are directly linked and controlled by the central nervous system.  Your Family Wellness Chiropractor recognizes that when your infant’s central nervous system is working properly, and the child being given the proper nutrition, these three nightmares of motherhood…

Why does my child need Chiropractic Care?

Posted by Dr. Colleen Stratton in Children's Health, News & Articles

You’ll probably never see your five or six-year-old bend over to pick up a toy and freeze in pain saying, “Oh, my back went out again.” Spinal degenerations and vertebral subluxations that cause that kind of pain will generally not appear in children, but it started there. Even a minor spinal trauma will affect the nervous system and interfere with your child’s normal healthy function.   * Information from The Wellness Newsletter, Peter Pan Potential.