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My 1st Chiropractic patient?

As a Chiropractor, I often get asked questions from parents of special needs children on how a chiropractor can help? During my time at Chiropractic school, I had the opportunity to intern at the Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, Iowa. My 1st patient at chiropractic school was a 7 year old boy with Spina Bifida Myelomeningocele. His name was Johnny. His condition is where his spinal cord was not protected by his spinal vertebra and exposed which required extensive surgery. He had a heart of gold and was in a wheel chair. Johnny had many bathroom and health sickness problems. I was able to adjust him for my entire internship (1 year) and was able to improve his overall health. I know adjusting Johnny allowed me to appreciate and see what chiropractic can do for children’s health and well being. At Palmer College, the staff understood the importance and could see the benefits that chiropractic care had on many children. After treatment, his mom would report improvement in mood, less colds and ear infections, and improvement in his constipation. In fact, chiropractic re-assessments showed improvements in physical strength, balance, posture and mobility. Read More

How Did I Only Get A Passing Grade In My Omega 3 Index Test?

How is it that after eating extremely healthy my entire life… that I just got a passing grade in my Omega-3 fatty acid test? Well, let's see how my results turned out, what I can do to improve and give you my suggestions regarding that. Most of my adult life (I started at 19) I have eaten a vegetarian type diet with the last year being a pescatarian which I do consume fish (Tuna or Salmon) once a week. I have also consumed some level of fish oil and or flaxseed oil every day for the last 20 years. With that in mind, I still had a 5.8 level of Omega-3 Index, where the healthier average is between 8 and 12 which may help to maintain heart, brain, eye, and joint health. My Nutritional background of my mere passing grade is that your body requires continual and constant changes no matter what you may think is just healthy for you. I've taken the Standard Process tuna soft gel capsules (3 per day) for about two years and I should of been changing and adapting different levels of fish type oil whether I consumed tuna, krill, calamari, cod liver or EPA/DHA supplement in order to change things up. This Omega 3 Index test validated that unchanged consumption as we know, causes stagnation, and can easily happen. Your body quickly and efficiently adapts to the environment, exercise, food, or supplement intake when you consume the same exercise program, same type of foods or supplements over again without checks and balances. Read More

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