Why You Should See a Chiropractor During Pregnancy

Many mothers-to-be experience aches and pains during pregnancy. While this is certainly common, it is not normal and it can indicate a pre-existing condition which becomes exacerbated with the additional stress of pregnancy. As a mother myself, I always point out that during pregnancy we have enough to worry about without adding pain and other secondary conditions to the list. Because there are no known contraindications to chiropractic care during pregnancy, not only is it safe, but it is highly encouraged when expecting! Obviously when a woman is pregnant, there are many changes that are taking place such as postural changes, protruding abdomen and increased back curve, and pelvic changes, just to name a few.
Chiropractic care can help ensure that proper alignment and balance is achieved throughout pregnancy. This not only helps with symptomatic relief of back aches and pains, but also ensure that the baby is in the best possible position for delivery.
Other potential benefits include:

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What is the Best Exercise?

We are often asked by patients what exercises and stretches are good for certain conditions or areas that have been problematic. While I definitely understand the importance of target stretches for affected areas, I am quite surprised when people try to target certain areas of their bodies in their exercise routine. I think it’s pretty safe to say that all of us have fat on our bodies – some more, some less. While it is important to get regular exercise, to try and target certain areas often becomes unrealistic and can lead to self-esteem issues.

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What is the Paleo diet and is it right for you?

Dr. Bret and I attended a very interesting seminar which was entitled “Holistic Heart Health”. The speaker was Dr. Jack Wolfson, who is a cardiologist. He spoke about how he followed in his father’s footprints to becoming a cardiologist, but after meeting his wife, who is a chiropractor, he began to look at things differently and began a Holistic Heart practice. This focuses on preventative heart health as opposed to reactive, which is the route most cardiologists follow.

He pulled up studies that clearly show the ineffectiveness of statin drugs at preventing heart attacks, and that cholesterol is not our enemy, but rather,

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Supplement Spotlight: Zypan

Zypan combines pancreatin, pepsin, and betaine hydrochloride to facilitate healthy digestion.

– Supports gastrointestinal pH – Supports the environment of the gastrointestinal tract – Provides enzymatic support for protein digestion – Fatty acids are included to coat the pancreatin, helping it to be digested properly.

The job of the digestive system is to break down food—proteins, fats, and carbohydrates—into smaller compounds to support the building and nourishing of cells and to provide energy.

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Dietary Fats: The Truths, Pros & Cons

One of the biggest surprises for some people is the fact that we are supposed to have fat in our diets – and not just a little either. It is recommended that 20-35% of our daily intake of food should be a fat source. Dietary fats are important for our body functions such as digestion, absorption and transportation of fat-soluble vitamins. They also keep us full longer. The downside to fats is that they are very calorie dense, therefore, we need to be mindful that we aren’t overeating with high fat foods. Here’s some tips and tricks:

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