The decision to get pregnant is a big one. One of the biggest an individual and a couple face. So much goes into the decision — are you ready as a couple? Are you ready as an individual? Is the timing appropriate with your chosen career path? Are your finances in order? And, is your health optimal for getting pregnant and growing a baby?...
By: Lauren Whitaker (ND Candidate 2016) Omega-3 fatty acids (found in fish oil) can be obtained by including fish in your diet or taking a supplement. Both EPA and DHA are types of Omega-3 fatty acids found in fish oil. Supplementation often also contains vitamin E, A, C, D, B vitamins, calcium, or iron. The essential fatty acids found in fish oil function as energy sources, assist cellular membrane production (especially in the nervous system, our brains are roughly 10% DHA!), reduce pain and swelling, and prevent blood from clotting easily. Here......
It’s a little ironic that babies and children need much more sleep than adults, yet always seem to be waking up their parents! If your child has trouble falling asleep or staying asleep, it’s not just an annoyance for you–lost sleep has many negative effects on children, including drowsiness, reduced immunity, short tempers, memory and concentration loss, and increased risk of diabetes, among others! If your child isn’t sleeping the recommended number of sleep hours nightly, what can you do to help? Do Not Give Your Child Medication As much as parents......
By: Eryn O’Connell (ND Candidate 2016) Did you know our bodies are home to a numerous and diverse population of microorganisms that are invisible to the naked eye, and our coexistence with these tiny creatures provides an essential foundation for our health and well-being? Many species of bacteria, fungi, and archaea cover all aspects of our bodies including our skin, ears, nose, eyes, mouth, digestive and urinary tracts. In fact, these microscopic organisms outnumber our own cells by 10:1! This is an example of a symbiotic relationship in which the microorganisms and......
Centuries of science and experimentation surround the healing power of touch, and today the field of therapeutic massage and bodywork accomplishes a tremendous range of treatments. True, massage is typically considered helpful for ailments involving the muscles and other structural components of the body, but there is a huge range of problems massage can be used to treat or soothe beyond back pain. Massage can enrich or improve most people’s lives in some way–here are a few unconventional benefits of massage therapy to consider: Improves Circulation Massage improves blood flow throughout the......