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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…

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…

Backpacks and Spinal Health

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

Hauling a heavy backpack may cause serious postural misalignments resulting in neck, back & shoulder pain, headaches, and muscle & joint injuries. Follow these steps to protect your child’s spinal health: 1. Wear both shoulder straps to distribute the weight evenly. Use a backpack with wide, padded shoulder straps instead of narrow straps, which can hinder circulation. 2. Pack lightly. The backpack should never weigh more than 10-15% of the student’s body weight. 3. Organize…