Do Kids Need Chiropractic?

Nearly every Chiropractor in the world checks and adjusts their own childrens’ spines on a regular basis. Current science and research prove that providing care for a child’s spine and nervous system on a regular basis proves to be one of the most important and necessary strategies a parent can implement for their family’s health. Chiropractors work tirelessly to educate the public about the supreme role of the nervous system in achieving optimal bodily function. Great health requires a healthy spine. Chiropractic adjustments directly influence the health and quality function of the entire body through spinal mobility and alignment.

A 1992 study proved the birth process to be one of the most physically traumatic events a person will encounter in their lifetime. Evidence from the study revealed that the majority of newborns suffer micro-trauma to brain stem tissues. The research noted that harmful physical trauma during the birth process causes misalignment of the upper neck area. The subtle misalignment creates a disturbance to normal nervous system function. The authors studied six hundred children under the age of two years old and found some form of asymmetry of posture, alignment, and/or movement in every infant assessed.
Signs and symptoms attributed directly to interference in the nervous system included breastfeeding difficulties, torticollis, sleeping disorders, loss of appetite, feet deformities, swelling of the face/head, fever of unknown origin, extreme sensitivity of the neck, and parents concerned with their child’s feeding habits. These findings substantiating many other similar studies conducted on adults and babies suffering from upper neck syndromes (called vertebral subluxation) that often exhibited no outward signs or symptoms. The majority of vertebral subluxations occur with no symptoms. Achieving optimal health requires specific testing provided by Chiropractors specifically educated and trained to make corrections necessary for children and adults to thrive.

Studies continue to prove the message Chiropractors have been spreading for over 120 years. All infants, children, and adults deserve to hear the truth about the beneficial link that comes from life lived with properly aligned and mobile spine. Chiropractors believe health care should involve proactive education and care that does not involve unnecessary drugs and surgery. Regular Chiropractic care removes spinal misalignments and asymmetries that inevitably cause dysfunction and dis-ease.

The 1992 study affirmed what Chiropractic research began teaching over a century ago. Doctors should check all children for restricted movement of the head and increased pain sensitivity of the upper cervical spine. Pediatricians and parents alike often remain unaware of this research and receive very little training or guidance on necessary steps required to assess and cultivate an infant’s healthy spine and nervous system.
Chiropractic does not simply help reduce or eliminate pain. Chiropractors pursue the optimization of body function in every individual by proactively unlocking the body’s innate potential to prevent pain and disease from ever occurring. An adjustment empowers the nervous system to operate as intended. Health care exists not just when pain subsides but when abundant life flows freely through the body.

Journal of Manual MedicineJue (No. 6) 1992, pp151-156
“Kinematic Imbalances Due To Suboccipital Strain in Newborns.”
H. Biedermann

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National Stress Awareness Month

 

If I’m feeling stressed I can take a bath or write my diary to get rid of any pent up feelings!  But it’s always good to accept a bit of outside help from time to time.

How can stress affect my spine?

Think of your spinal cord as a guitar string. The greater the tension, the higher the note. Your nervous system has “tone” as well. With each stressor, your body tightens up, like bracing yourself for a tight curve on a roller coaster. The weakest joints of your spine are forced out of their normal position. Like the shrill notes from an over-tightened string, your body loses its capacity to respond to the full range of human experience. And ill health can result.

Can chiropractic care solve all my stress?

Of course not. Much of the emotional stress we experience is largely self-induced. Imagine how much pain and suffering result from attaching inappropriate meanings to events in our lives. Or the constant burden we experience by not forgiving others. Stress is a natural part of life. Chiropractic care can’t eliminate stress, but it can help increase your capacity to accommodate it.

Safe and Natural

Chiropractic is a team approach to better health. As you enjoy results, tell those you love. Explain how millions enjoy relief and better health by restoring the integrity of their spines and nervous systems with safe and natural chiropractic care.

 

EnergyDOTS

  1. PHI TECHNOLOGY

Each DOT is programmed with a powerful resonant energy signature which retunes energy interference.

  1. ENERGY INTERFERENCE EXPLAINED

EMF’S (electro-magnetic frequencies) from mobile phones, laptops, computers, gaming equipment, WIFI etc. all emit low level radiation. Some people find the constant level of EMF’S challenging and have what is termed ‘electro-stress’. Symptoms of electro-stress include headaches, tiredness, insomnia, inability to concentrate, unexplained pins and needles and in extreme cases depression and anxiety. Scientific enjoy technology which is here to stay. Energy DOTs allow you to live with and enjoy technology more safely.

  1. ENERGYDOTS EXPLAINED

There are a choice of four EnergyDOTs that can be used on their own or in a combination, depending on your lifestyle. EnergyDOTs are small round magnets that store ‘energy information’. Information storage devices are not a new concept; video/tape cassettes and bank cards are all storage devices. On a bank card the magnetic stripe stores numeric information about your bank account. EnergyDOTs however are programmed with a particular energy signature using a proprietary system know as Phi technology. This signature or resonance returns man-made electro-magnetic frequencies to a natural resonance.

  1. HOW DO ENERGYDOTS WORK

The energy signature retunes man made EMF’s to a natural harmonic state. This process is known as entrainment. The DOT acts as a turning fork on EMD’s in its immediate environment.

  1. ENTRAINMENT EXPLAINED

Entrainment is a basic principal of physics. It is explained as ‘ the synchronisation of the tow or more rhythmic cycles’; vibrations from one source lock into another. Energy works in co-operation rather than opposition so the most natural consent vibration will predominate. Examples of entrainment can be found biologically (women living in the same environment will menstruate at the same time), mechanically (pendulums from clocks will swing in time) and emotionally (walk into a room where there is happiness and raised mood and your mood will be lifted). EnergyDOTs entrain discordant energy fields.

  1. ENERGYDOTS – WHY SO POWERFUL?

EnergyDOTs are activated by proprietary Phi technology. Their activation is similar to any other homeopathic remedy, where an energy signature is stored in a solid substance. The principal of Phi is used when programming. Phi is the perfect proportion 1-1.618. This perfect proportion is found in the proportion of the human body, our DNA, the growth pattern of flowers, the pattern of sunflower seeds and the pattern of the galaxies. Phi is the Golden Ratio and it creates beauty.

  1. TYPES OF ENERGYDOTS

There are four energyDOTs in the range;

SMARTDOT– The smartDOT is the core of the phi energyDOT range. It is programmed to harmonise or retune electromagnetic radiation from the wireless electronic equipment you use regularly, such as mobile phones, cordless (DECT) phones, laptops, computers, baby monitors and WIFI routers. each sell in our body acts like an antenna, an extremely sensitive receiver and transmitter of electromagnetic radiation; the body will thus ‘pick up’ and react to any such filed to which it is exposed the effects vary but the fact in the overall our bodies have not harmonise up to one metre so, for example, a desktop computer with separate monitor and hard drive would only require one smartDOT on either piece of equipment.

BioDOT– The natural, coherent frequencies used in the programming of the bioDOT harmonise or return your energy filed. They remind your energy field of its optimal state, making it more coherent and resilient. It is like recharging your battery, restoring and rebalancing your energy. In today’s high tech world a vibration energy supplement designed to support your energy system is key to a healthy lifestyle. BIODOT products include the bioBAND, bioTAG, bioCLIP and enclosed pendant. It will effectively harmonise up to one metre so, for example, it would still be effective if placed on a bed side table during night.

AquaDOT– The aquaDOT is designed to refresh the natural energetic structure of water, removing imprinting from EMFs and other sources. This gives your body the best chance to renew itself on a cellular level.

 

SpaceDOT– Used to harmonise distributive energies and uplift the energy in your home or work space; earth energise such as a geopathic disturbance, emotional residues from previous occupants, architectural and historic elements. The space dot will harmonise and environment up to a radius of 5 metres.

  1. RESEARCH

Our research has been done using double blind placebo effect – concurrent validity. We also have many years of anecdotal evidence.                                                                                                                     

  1. Medical Thermal Imaging– subjects use a mobile phone. Thermal imaging demonstrates how a mobile phone heats up the tissues of the brain. Using a smartDOT (formerly electroDOT) reduces the heating effect. This is shown by the colours in the MTI pictures.
  2. Microscopy – live red blood cells sown. Before espouser to a mobile phone the cells have lost their negative charge and are clumping together. The subject at this point is feeling electro-stress symptoms. A further one hour using the mobile phone with a smartDOT (formerly electroDOT) and the microscopy shows that the blood cells have returned to their original state.
  3. Chick Pea research – This was done ‘in house’. Two mobile phones used, one with and one without a smartDOT on (formerly electroDOT) chick peas are placed next to each of the phones. the chick peas next to the mobile phone with the smartDOT (formerly electroDOT) on have a healthier root growth than the chick peas next to the mobile phone without the smartDOT (formally electroDOT) on have a healthier root growth than the chick peas next to the mobile phone without the smartDot (formerly electroDOT) on.
  4. GDV imaging (Gas Discharge visualisation) – subject found that after two days of using the SmartDOT (formerly electroDOT) on the mobile phone, overall energy leaks and distorted have reduced and the energy field appears to be much more symmetrical.                              
  5. PIP (Polycentrism Interference Photography) – A bioDOT is used and photography shows in real time the positive effects on the energy field of the subject.

 

 

Do you suffer from ‘Big Boob’ Problems?

Here at the Bedford Chiropractic Clinic I see a lot of women with neck, shoulder problems, back pain and headaches who’s poor posture and in many circumstances breast size is a significant contributing factor to these symptoms. Research by the British Chiropractic Association in 2008 actually showed that 25% of UK women would like their breasts to be smaller with the main reason being back pain. 70% of the women in the survey reported to having suffered from back pain at some point in their lives and 47% believed their breast size affected their posture.

The most common postural change large breasts can cause are an increased kyphosis (curve in the upper back) and rounded shoulders. This is due to the weight of the breast but also to tight pectoral muscles and women trying to hide themselves. The resulting posture is known to predispose people to suffer from neck and back pain, and can even lead to shoulder problems such as impingement syndromes.

 Your body is designed in a particular way to carry itself. You have a spinal curve that acts like a shock absorber, and the curves are set at an angle to create maximal effect. If these curves change stress is placed on your spine and back pain can develop.

In fact back, neck and shoulder pain is created by three main issues:

 Muscle Imbalance – this is where certain muscles tighten and others lose strength. The loss of strength may not just be physical strength but a loss in blood or nerve supply.

 Joint Imbalance – this is mainly centred around the pelvis which is like a foundation to a house. If the pelvis is out of balance then the entire spine will distort and lead to back pain and muscle imbalance. You can also have individual joint imbalances which relate to the small intrinsic muscles around the joint and the joint itself.

 Trigger Points – these are small nodules of muscle spasm which can develop after trauma to a muscle, whether this is chronic strain or an acute trauma situation. Trigger points can commonly refer pain remotely to their location.

The point is: when your cup size is too large for your actual frame, you place stress on the muscles and joints in your spine. The curvature of your spine fails to be balanced and back, neck and shoulder pain is likely.

Often these problems are not felt when younger, but can gradually develop over the years. Over time these postural changes set in but it doesn’t mean that something can’t be done to help reduce the pain and to improve posture. Chiropractic treatment focuses on correcting joint restriction and muscle tension and involves home exercises too which can all help to reduce pain and improve function. Along with treatment it is often worth looking at how well your bra fits, especially if you have larger breasts. It is important to get the right size and style of bra to suit you.

According to a recent study done by Swiss lingerie company Triumph, a startling number of women are choosing their bras incorrectly. The international survey of 10,000 women found that 64 percent are wearing the wrong size bra, reports Women’s wear daily Out of that 64 percent, “29 percent know they are wearing the wrong size.”

What’s worse is that those women are admittedly unhappy about it. 73 percent of women agreed that badly-fitting undergarments can make or break their day, writes WWD.

Despite it being the 100th anniversary of the brassiere this year, eighty per cent of women in the UK are still wearing an ill-fitting bra, usually as a result of never having been measured properly.

Even if you are not in pain getting the right sized bra when young can help prevent problems in the future.

When checking your bras at home the British Chiropractic Association recommends that you check the following key areas;

  1. The under band/wire,
  2. The shoulder straps,
  3. The back strap and the centre fold.

When you raise your arms up in the air your underwire should stay next to your body and not come away.

It may be surprising to hear but the underwire should take 80% of the support whereas the shoulder straps should only take 20%. If the shoulder straps dig in, the under strap may be too loose.

The most common thing I see with patients is the bra strap at the back if not fitted properly will creep up the back and can even rise as high as the top of the shoulder blades. This will certainly increase the stress on the upper back and allow the shoulders to roll forwards. Again this can occur if the shoulder straps are too tight or if the under band is too loose.

The final most important thing to check is the centre fold; if this is lifting away from the body the cup size may be too small. Following these simple steps will allow you to see if you could do with a fitting and many shops now provide this as a free service.

The important thing to know is that if you are suffering with neck, shoulder or upper back pain then a chiropractic consultation will help you find the cause of the problem. If this is something you or someone you know could benefit from then just give the clinic a call on 01234 353 937 to book your consultation today.

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Do This One Thing Every Morning To Jumpstart Weight Loss

Do This One Thing Every Morning To Jumpstart Weight Loss!

In response to these toxins, our bodies produce mucous or fat to prevent an immune response from occurring. The fat stores the toxins.

Sounds pretty gross doesn’t it?

Our body has some pretty amazing functions. It has a natural ability to protect itself. Our systems can detox and repair. If they are extremely blocked you can experience major illness.

– This could be the extra 15 lbs of body weight that you struggle to lose?
– This could also be the cause of your generalized fatigue, poor digestion, weakened immune system and food intolerance.
– This could be the most basic cause of your troubles. The reason you fail to cut lose that muffin top.

The purpose of this post is to give you a simple strategy to start the weight loss process. Something you can do in your own home with the right ingredients. Don’t over think it. Just do it.

It’s called the Morning Lemon Elixir.

Make this first thing in the morning before eating. Try to use real ingredients if possible instead of the their processed counterparts.

Ingredients:
– 1 cup room temperature water
– Juice 1 lemon (I use a hand press from Crate & Barrel)
– 1 teaspoon Bragg’s raw apple cider vinegar
– 1 teaspoon raw honey OR a couple drops of stevia
– 1/2 inch of fresh ginger root or 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
(Use stevia if you are on yeast cleansing or low sugar diet)

NOTE:

If you feel ill or have chest tightness after drinking the morning lemon elixir, cut out the Bragg’s raw apple cider vinegar. This reaction can occur from the body’s releasing of bacteria and unwanted toxins. Continue to drink the lemon elixir, omitting the Bragg’s, for at least three days, and then try to re-introduce or use only ½ teaspoon of the apple cider vinegar. If the reactions continue upon reintroduction, continue to only drink the lemon water.

Awesome effects of Morning Lemon Elixir!!!

If you start your day with the Morning Lemon Elixir your body will respond by increasing your digestive enzymes and stimulate digestion.
Your liver will release toxins. It will flush away fat. (Awesome!!)

– And you will get a healthy dose of vitamin C, potassium and minerals.
– It also controls your weight.
– You blood sugar will begin to regulate.
– Your body will shift it’s pH to become more alkaline.
– Acidity usually comes with inflammation.
– After doing this for a few days, you will start to notice a massive increase in the amount of phlegm released.
– If bloating was a symptom, this should decrease it and allow your stomach to break down your food.

There are so many awesome ways that you can use food to support your body’s natural functions. I know “detox” seems to be a buzz word lately but I’m telling you that you need to if you want to improve your health! You can add on awesome products that amplify and enhance the benefits of detoxing. I use USANA’s Digestive Enzyme and Probiotics daily!

Wow, what a difference!

I feel like my food is properly being absorbed into my body.

Does this post get your fired up about making healthier changes and using food as medicine? It can be easy to detox your body when you have the right coach to guide you through it. That’s where I come in!

I want to make being healthy easy for you! Together we will troubleshoot what you have done in the past and implement your new changes. I will be there to support you along the way.

Goodness of Coconut Water- Replenishment & Weight Loss.

Nature’s Super Drink

Just like its oil, coconut water has many health benefits including electrolyte replenishment and weight loss. This ‘nut’ is packed with anti-aging properties and has the right number of calories to keep you going.

The water inside green coconuts is a hydrating super liquid. One cup of has around ten times less calories compared to that of coconut milk. It has fewer calories, less sodium, and more potassium than a sports drink. Ounce per ounce, most unflavored coconut water contains 5.45 calories, 1.3 grams sugar, 61 milligrams (mg) of potassium, and 5.45 mg of sodium compared to Gatorade, which has 6.25 calories, 1.75 grams of sugar, 3.75 mg of potassium, and 13.75 mg of sodium.

Hydrating and Replenishing Drink:

Coconut water was actually given to soldiers during the World War when saline was not obtainable. The water contains no fat and consists mostly of natural sugars and minerals. It is very rich in magnesium and potassium, as well as being very high in fibre.

Pure coconut water is just as effective as a carbohydrate-electrolyte sport drink at rehydrating exercise-trained men after a 60-minute bout of dehydrating exercise, according to findings published in the Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition.

Coconut water has garnered a lot of consumer interest over the last two years or so. A 2010 report by New Nutrition Business hailed coconut water as “the fast-growing new category” in sports beverages with retail sales already above $450m worldwide.
What makes coconut water interesting for brand owners is that it offers many of the same isotonic benefits as formulated sports drinks but in an all-natural form. No additions are necessary, not even a sweetener.

Nutrient Rich

Research studies suggest that cytokinins (e.g., kinetin and trans-zeatin) in coconut water showed significant anti-ageing, anti-carcinogenic, and anti-thrombotic effects.

Coconut water is composed of many naturally occurring bioactive enzymes such as acid phosphatase, catalase, dehydrogenase, diastase, peroxidase, RNA-polymerases etc. In effect, these enzymes help in the digestion and metabolism.

Its water is also a very good source of B-complex vitamins such as riboflavin, niacin, thiamin, pyridoxine, and folates. These vitamins are essential in the sense that the human body requires them from external sources to replenish.

Why it should be part of your Weight Loss diet:

It is so hydrating because of the electrolyte composition, which is very similar to human plasma. Staying hydrated will help you feel full for longer, which in turn will reduce hunger and sugar cravings. This will effectively lead to you eating less, which means your total calorie consumption will go down. Drinking coconut water also flushes out toxins which will help you lose weight faster and also reduce thosecravings and hunger pangs.

Overall coconut water is  nutritious and relatively low-calorie way to add potassium to your diet and keep you well-hydrated.