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Staying Healthy Is Easier Than You Think
2016-09-27
Staying Healthy Is Easier Than You Think
    Staying Healthy Is Easier Than You Think! The summer is winding down and weather is beginning to cool off. School is back in session and ”cold season” is around the corner. You probably have ideas running through your head of how to keep your kiddos healthy through the fall and winter: drinking orange juice, eating healthy, taking vitamins, etc. But there’s a lot more (or maybe less!) to it than you think! We have five tips for staying healthy that may not be what normally first comes to mind. Laughter really is the best medicine. Our days are busy and stressful. Remember to take time to laugh. Tell each other silly jokes, watch funny videos on YouTube or...

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An Introduction to Ollie World Expert, Dr. Elliot Berlin
2016-09-22
An Introduction to Ollie World Expert, Dr. Elliot Berlin
  An Introduction to Ollie World Expert, Dr. Elliot Berlin Dr. Elliot Berlin is one of our experts. An award winning prenatal chiropractor, Dr. Berlin is also a childbirth educator and labor support doula.  He is the executive producer of trending birth films “Trial of Labor” and “Heads Up: The Disappearing Art of Vaginal Breech Delivery” and host of the “Informed Pregnancy and Parenting Podcast.” Dr. Berlin attends births with his clients, providing the laboring mother with bodywork and chiropractic adjustments to help keep mom relaxed, comfortable, focused and in ideal mind and body condition for smooth, uncomplicated labor and delivery. He is also known for working with several hundred breech babies each year, most of whom turn into the...

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The Benefits of Prenatal Chiropractic Care
2016-09-20
The Benefits of Prenatal Chiropractic Care
Photo: @lifeinspiredstudio   During pregnancy, there are several changes that occur in preparation for creating the environment for the developing baby. Hormones are being released into your body to loosen ligaments as your body shifts and changes to accommodate your growing child. The combination of hormonal and mechanical changes can make your muscles and tendons stiff and pull the joints of your spine and pelvis out of alignment. In addition to causing low back and hip pain, the tighter muscles and less mobile joints affect the space in which your baby is growing.  This restriction can also affect baby’s position leading up to and during delivery which in turn increases the likelihood of medical interventions at birth. Furthermore, the spine...

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Brain Development—The Second Year
2016-09-15
Brain Development—The Second Year
Photo: @freestylemama   Brain Development—The Second Year The first three years of life are a critical time for brain development, but sometimes we as parents can be at a loss as to how to help and challenge our little ones as they grow. Once your little one turns a year old, he is walking—or close to it. This opens up his world as he is able to get around on his own and test the boundaries of his life. Below we are sharing some ways that you can assist in your little one’s development during the second year (12-24 months). 12-18 Months On top of becoming more mobile, your little one is also learning how to communicate his wants and...

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Sensory Activities for Baby
2016-09-13
Sensory Activities for Baby
Photo: @christinaloewen Sensory Activities for Baby So, your little one is rolling over, scooting around and maybe even crawling. She’s very interested in the world around her, and she’s depending on you to learn each and every day! Toys can be expensive and often don’t actually “teach” your little one anything. Instead, skip the toys and check around your house for simple ways to create sensory activities for baby. Sensory activities are things that stimulate your little one’s senses of sight, touch, sound, smell and hearing. Reading Our number one favorite sensory activity is reading! Children’s books often have bright and colorful pictures that will keep baby’s attention. Plus, listening to your voice is one of the best ways that...

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