Does your Child Really Need Fluoride 1024x682 Does your Child Really Need Fluoride?

As a parent, you have many decisions to make very day. From little tasks, such as what to make for dinner, to larger decisions, such as what preschool to send your child to.

And while some things you assume are pretty easy – such as what toothpaste to buy for your child – you may want to think about it again.

Fluoride has been recommended for children for the last 50 years, but recent research is making parents think otherwise.

Fluorine, the main component in fluoride, comes from the Earth’s crust and is thought to be more toxic than lead. With the incredible hype surrounding the dangers of lead, it is surprising that doctors do not raise suspicion about the effects fluoride can have on children. There is concern about water that contains more than .015 mg/liter of lead – it is thought to be poisonous. However, water with more than 1 mg/liter of fluoride is considered healthy, which is raising the suspicion of researchers. Read more

How The Elderly Benefit From Chiropractic How The Elderly Benefit From Chiropractic

Chiropractic treatment is a great way to get relief from chronic pain. Back pain, neck pain, shoulder pain – chiropractic treatment will address all the aches and pains in your body. Which is why its becoming more mainstream, from a newborn baby to seniors 100 years old.

You may be under the impression that the elderly should avoid chiropractic care because of their advanced age. After all, adjustments to the aging spine and joints of an elderly person cannot be safe, right? Wrong. The elderly can benefit from chiropractic treatment in many ways.

  • Since chiropractic care focuses on the spine and joints, elderly people will actually feel relief when their joints are adjusted.
  • Chiropractic care can increase the mobility of an elderly person by relieving joint pain and pressure – your elderly loved one will feel less stiff after treatment. Read more

Back to School and Backpack Safety Back to School and Backpack Safety

It is that time of year again – the time for your kids to go back to school. This is an exciting time for both you and your children. Buying new clothes, shoes, supplies and, of course, backpacks.

A child’s backpack is one of their dearest possessions. Not only does it serve its purpose of hauling their items back and forth to school, it also speaks of their personal style.

Yet it can also be the start of lifelong problems. According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, carrying a 12 pound backpack two and from school everyday, and lifting it 10 times a day for an entire school year puts a cumulative load on a child’s body equal to 21,600 pounds – or the equivalent of six mid-sized cars. Read more

Perform An Ergonomic Assessment Of Your Workspace Perform An Ergonomic Assessment Of Your Workspace

Does your back hurt after a long day sitting at your desk?  Do your eyes feel tired and strained?  Are your hands and wrists stiff and tired?  If you answered yes to any of these questions, you might need an ergonomic makeover of your workspace.  Here are a few key areas you should look at to help you assess the ergonomic weaknesses of your workspace setup.

1.    Reach distance – When you are sitting at your desk, is everything within easy reach?  The more frequently you have to stretch and reach for necessary items, the more likely you are to cause your upper body strain.  As you reorganize, bring the most important items within comfortable arms reach. Read more