Character traits associated with ADHD/ADD include a chronic history of having a short attention span, being easily distracted, impulsivity, moderate to severe hyperactivity, minor neurological signs, abnormal EEG, impaired ability to learn...sounds like most normal children/teenagers! Aren't they all easily distracted and impulsive? Yet, even though there is no single comprehensive test to diagnose ADHD (most consist of checklists of different types of observed behaviors), millions of prescriptions for Ritalin were written in 2005.
- Impaired thinking/memory loss due to decreased blood flow to the brain similar to what happens to the brain on cocaine
- Interference with the growth hormone, causing growth retardation, both brain and body, in children
- Addiction, similar to that of cocaine
- Insomnia, depression, mania, anxiety and an increase in the symptoms it is supposed to help
- Decreased ability to learn
Often children are diagnosed with ADHD when what they really have is a food allergy, sugar addiction, hypoglycemia or hearing/vision problems. We would be happy to talk to you about your child's problems and to review with you the many alternatives that are available to deal with your child's condition. Call us to schedule a Nutrition Response Testing Analysis of your child.
Pilates combines strength and flexibility training, using exercises that tone and condition the entire body. Particular attention is paid to building and developing the area of the body called the "powerhouse," the core region of the body that includes the abdomen, pelvis, lower back and buttocks.
Pilates also creates a powerful mind-body connection, developed through proper breathing technique and concentration on smooth body movements to achieve better mental and physical health and reduce stress.
Some of the benefits of Pilates include:
- Increases flexibility and agility
- Develops muscle strength, without "bulking" up
- Reduces stress
- Provides effective rehabilitation for injuries
- Flattens abdominals and strengthens back muscles
- Provides a gentle, low-impact, whole body workout
- Increases energy, invigorates the body
- Strengthens the mind-body connection
- Alleviates back pain
- Improves body posture and movement
Proper preparation retains more of your food's nutrients.
Dancing isn't just fun, it's great exercise.
- Burning calories
- Reduced risk of osteoporosis
- Increased blood flow to the brain
- Reduction in stress
- Social interaction that wards off loneliness and depression
- Increased motor skill and agility
- Feelings of accomplishment when a new step is learned
- Reduced risk of dementia
- New friendships
All of the test-takers did their best early in the day. As expected, performance declined for those who did not nap at all, while it did not for those who took a 30 minute nap. Those who napped for an hour actually did better on post-nap test tasks than they did in those they did in late-morning.
Hopefully, the idea of the 30 minute "power nap" will soon become as widely accepted as the "coffee break" to refresh one's mind... and spirit!
Nutrition Response Testing will help to determine which endorcrine (hormone producing) organ(s) are not functioning properly. Then, through Whole Food supplementation, herbs and homeopathics, we can feed and strengthen those weakened systems, naturally. Call today for a Nutrtion Response Testing Analysis.
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Fortunately, a recent study offers hope to sciatica patients: chiropractic care can speed the recovery from sciatica flare ups and allow patients to return to work sooner (2).
The study evaluated 44 Norwegian workers after they came to the hospital with severe sciatica pain. Most of those patients had been experiencing pain for three or more weeks prior to their hospital visit.
The hospital chiropractor examined each patient to evaluate his/her posture and gait, range of motion, and palpation of the lumbar spine.
The chiropractic then performed various joint adjustments to the spine and other limbs that had been injured through patients compensating for pain. Ice treatment was also used to relieve soft tissue soreness.Patients were treated daily in the hospital and later three times a week for the first two weeks. Some patients needed additional follow-up treatment but typically did not exceed 14 treatments.
In matter of 21 days, 91% of patients returned to work full-time. Two patients returned to work part time. Researchers concluded this study demonstrates the potent benefits of collaboration between chiropractors and orthopedic surgeons. Chiropractic care can put an end to your sciatica pain so you can begin living your life fully again.
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- Arana E, Marti-Bonmati L, Vega M, et al. Relationship between low back pain, disability, MR imaging findings and health care provider. Skeletal Radiology 2006;35(9):641-7.
- Orlin JR, Didriksen A. Results of chiropractic treatment of lumbopelvic fixation in 44 patients admitted to an orthopedic department. Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics 2007;30:135-139.