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Children’s Health

 

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…

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…

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.

Children and Lead Exposure

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

Are you concerned about your child’s lead exposure? According to the Centers for Disease Control, childhood lead poisoning is the number one environmental health risk facing children in industrialized countries today. In the United States, more than three million children age six and younger– that’s one out of every six children — already have toxic levels of lead in their bodies.  It is said that 80% of childhood lead poisoning occurs at home.  With the…