Babies remember birth

As I packed up my clinic, I stumbled upon an unopened, undated, stamped envelope from the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association (ICPA).  Surely I had read all my mail so I was curious how I missed this one.  I tore open the seal and pulled out an issue of Pathways magazine.  The cover highlights were “10…

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The “hat” I’m wearing these days

For months after our daughter’s birth, my husband told me that I should become a doula.  We had an incredible pregnancy and birth journey, and he felt that more people needed to hear positive birth stories.  Expectant mothers need to feel in control of their births and that they do have a choice, most of…

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My very own “mummy tummy”

“How does my stomach look?” That was one of the very first questions I asked my husband after our daughter was born.  I don’t remember if we had even discussed her name yet – I was concerned about the appearance of my abdomen.  I felt pressure (either from myself, our society, or both) to get…

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“Mummy tummy”

Expert Kareen Lai of Mums in Sync shares why diastasis recti (or so endearingly coined “mummy tummy”) happens in so many women, evidence during pregnancy or postpartum: As your belly grows bigger, the soft tissue that runs down your mid section (the linea alba) relaxes and gives way. This allows your abdominal walls to stretch…

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A season of change

Just as our earth experiences change throughout the year, our lives experience change.  These seasons can challenge us and encourage us to grow and prosper in ways we never imagined.  Whether you are dating someone new, experiencing a breakup, planning your wedding, expecting a baby, losing a job, or starting a new one, your life…

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Remembering a great life lesson

When I was in eighth grade, I learned a great life lesson at an unexpected event: a volleyball tournament.  For some reason I kept missing my serves during a particular match, likely 4 out of 5 times.  My coach didn’t get angry — he was confused.  I was usually a consistent and precise server, but…

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Myth #6: Drink milk for strong bones

The dairy industry has been successful in convincing us to drink milk to build strong bones.  But strong bones isn’t the only plus-side of calcium.  According to WHFoods.com, “Calcium is a very important mineral in human metabolism, making up about 1-2% of an adult human’s body weight. In addition to its widely known role in…

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Myth #4: Don’t eat late meals

Hundreds of years ago, our ancestors didn’t have the modern conveniences (grocery stores, refrigerators, or packaged foods) that we have today.  Different hypotheses exist as to how our ancestors ate, but one hypothesis is that they had to hunt their meat and gather their vegetables, which took a substantial amount of time.  They would snack…

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Myth #3: Detox helps you lose weight

Most people sign up for detox programs or cleanses to lose weight quickly.  This will work if they are fine with likely short term weight loss in the form of mostly water weight.  If you imagine skipping a day without food, or at least cutting down your regular portion sizes, you would expect to lose weight.  But…

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