Choosing To Live A Healthier Life

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Choosing To Live A Healthier Life

A few years ago, I realized that I needed to get healthy for my kids. I weighed around three hundred pounds, and it was really difficult for me to get around comfortably. I was even having problems with things like sleeping and driving, which is why I shifted my focus to a healthier lifestyle. I started eating right and exercising daily, and I quickly realized that my life was improving day after day. One day, after losing about a hundred pounds, I realized that I could run faster than I had ever been able to before. This blog is all about choosing to live a healthier life and doing it with style.

The Right Touch: 5 Reasons To Take Your Infant To The Chiropractor

Many adults see a chiropractor, especially when they have neck or back pain, which often comes with age. What many people don't realize is that chiropractic care can begin at infancy. Taking your tiny baby to get joints cracked might seem frightening, but there are actually many health benefits for infant chiropractic care. Here are some reasons why you should take your baby to the chiropractor.

Better Sleep

Some babies start sleeping through the night at an early age, and others can take years to finally get it down. Many parents will tell you that there is nothing you can do to help. Babies either sleep well or they don't. That's not completely true. Taking your baby to the chiropractor can help them sleep soundly. If you take your infant regularly, you could end up with your child going from waking up every two hours to waking up every six hours. While nothing is guaranteed, it couldn't hurt to give it a try.

Brain Development

Research studies have determined that the spine being properly aligned at an early age directly correlates with proper brain development. Doctors realized that an increase in ADHD, speech disorders, and behavioral disorders at the same time they saw an increase of sedentary behavior from children. Many of the nerves in your body meet in your spinal cord, so you are practically adjusting your nervous system when you are adjusting your spine. When everything is properly aligned, your child's brain will be able to develop more properly. If you have noticed any behavioral or speech delays with your toddler, it might not be the cure-all for your child's delays, but it could seriously improve the issues. However, starting chiropractic care as a newborn could potentially stop these issues from occurring.


Nursing your baby is such a magical time. It's a beautiful bonding experience for the mother and child. When your baby won't latch or seems to have constant acid reflux, it turns the amazing experience into an emotional rollercoaster. Some people switch to formula because they think that the baby can't tolerate their milk. The problem most often lies in the stomach. A hiatal hernia is a common cause of reflux. This type of hernia can often be fixed by a chiropractor. If your infant keeps spitting your precious liquid gold back up, take him or her to the chiropractor to see if it helps.

Birth Stress

While a vaginal birth is the natural way to deliver a baby, it still puts stress on the baby's body. There is a reason why the baby's hips are checked at the hospital. It is to make sure neither of them were pushed out of place during the delivery. Just because the hips are in still in place, that doesn't mean everything is. Taking your infant to the chiropractor can pop tiny areas of the spine exactly where they belong.

Chronic Ear Infections

Chronic ear infections are common in children. This is because the eustachian tube that drains fluid from the ear isn't as sloped as it becomes as they get older. In a baby, it's nearly horizontal and much more narrow. Therefore, fluid builds up more easily in a baby's ear and they are more susceptible to ear infections. A chiropractor can adjust a baby specifically to move the eustachian tube and drain the baby's ear. Regular visits can reduce or eliminate ear infections for your baby. This can eliminate potential hearing damage that occurs from too many ear infections and the need for surgically placed tubes.

Chiropractors are amazing. They can cure, prevent, and reduce so many different ailments. Taking your baby to the chiropractor can drastically improve his or her quality of life.