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Chiropractic! Nature’s Answer to Amoxicillin

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Written by Jessica Nye, Practice Representative 

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I recently observed a mother and her 3-year-old son wait for 2 and half hours at a local walk-in clinic.  The little boy was very rambunctious and was understandably having a difficult time waiting his turn to be seen by the doctors.  The mother was very patient with her son but you could tell she was stressed out.  I overheard her tell another patient that they were there because her son had an ear infection.  I felt so sorry for this poor mom and boy because I know there is a better way.  A better way to treat an ear infection.  A better way to care for a little one’s health.  That better way is chiropractic care.

 

NYE family for blog Sozo.jpgI am a mother myself.  I have three children ages four, three, and one.  We are expecting our fourth child in August.  I have walked a few miles in this young mom’s shoes.  I used to call our pediatrician’s office so often that they knew me by first name and would ask which of my children I was calling about.   I spent hours at the doctor’s office.  I spent hours fretting about and fighting for my children’s health.

 
This all changed two years ago when my children began receiving chiropractic care regularly.  My middle child was born with torticollis (a movement disorder involving the neck muscles), struggled with constipation, and was a poor sleeper.  We heard that chiropractic care might help.  We took him to see Dr. Davis at Sozo Chiropractic.   With the help of chiropractic care, he regained full range of motion in his arm, was a more regular pooper, and slept much more soundly.  I used to laugh when he would promptly poop and then nap after his chiropractic adjustment.   Chiropractic care improved his health and wellbeing.

 

Seeing the great results that my son had, we put all of our children under chiropractic care, and it has been a game-changer for our family. A year and a half later, after beginning chiropractic care, I have yet to take any of our children to the pediatrician for a sick visit.   When one of our children starts to come down with a stomach bug or a respiratory virus, we take them to see Dr. Davis.  Typically, within 24 to 48 hours they are symptom-free.

 

I now work for Sozo Chiropractic, where Dr. Davis and Dr. Punita help patients improve their patients’ quality of life every day through chiropractic care.  I hear testimonies of patients avoiding herniated disk surgery, children not needing to have tubes placed in their ears, patients overcoming allergies, asthma, and many other conditions through chiropractic care.  How is this possible?

 

Chiropractors are the only doctors trained to find and correct minor misalignments in your spine.  These misalignments can be caused by major or minor traumas (car accidents, falls), emotional stress, repetitive motion, or even toxins in the environment.  We all have them.   Left untreated they can cause pain and chronic conditions.

 

Misaligned vertebrae pinch the nerves around them and cause a kink in the nervousSozo pediatric adjustment pic system.  The nervous system controls and regulates every cell, tissue, and organ in your body.  When you get a chiropractic adjustment, the chiropractor removes the kink and enables your body to heal itself.  It enables your nervous system to function properly, which means everything else in your body will function properly too.  Regular chiropractic adjustments actually enable your body to prevent future injuries and illnesses.  It is a great immunity booster!

 

With all of this in mind, I couldn’t help but approach the young mom I saw at the walk-in.  I learned that her son had already had tubes put in and continued to suffer from regular ear infections.  Exasperated, she said that she was ready to try anything.   I shared with her my own testimony and encouraged her to try chiropractic care.  I don’t know if she will or not, but at least she now knows (and you now know!) that there is a better way.  A better way to treat an ear infection.  A better way to care for your little one’s health.  And that better way is chiropractic care.

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Dr. DoniBeth Davis is dedicated to providing you with the absolute best in family wellness care. Her office is located at 3720 72nd Avenue Kenosha, WI (on the corner of Hwy142 and County Rd EA, just west of Wal-Mart and Sam’s Club).  The office number is 262-764-9301.   

 

 

Dr. Punita Kukreja graduated from Dr Punita and familyPalmer College of Chiropractic in 2007.  She enjoys working
with all types of patients and strives to make treatment fun.  Her focus is on restoring the body’s natural mobility and balance.  Her previous work experience has allowed her to work with workers’ injury as well as personal injury patients.  The treatment protocol focuses immensely on home care such as exercises and stretches as well as regular chiropractic adjustments.  She is fluent in three languages-Hindi, Punjabi, and English.  She was raised in St. John’s, NFLD and loves spending time with her family and friends. 

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Understanding Fatigue


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If you’ve had a busy day or overdid it exercising then you’ll certainly understand being weary or tired. Sometimes too much caffeine in the morning and a heavy lunch can cause an afternoon slump, as most can attest. These are all pretty common as we experience different levels of drowsiness, but fatigue is a completely different matter.

Defining Fatigue

The typical description of fatigue would be a lack of energy or motivation; this can be either physical or mental or both. Different from drowsiness, which typically means a need to sleep, fatigue is often described using words like lethargic or exhausted.

Fatigue is generally considered an unrelenting exhaustion that lasts longer and is more profound than just being sleepy. Additionally, it is typically unable to be relieved by rest. It is considered a nearly constant state of weariness that may develop over time and reduce energy, motivation, and concentration. A serious level of fatigue will impact emotional and psychological well-being.FATIGUE.jpg

Many times fatigue can be traced to one or more habits or routines but is also commonly related to depression. According to the third edition of the Oxford Textbook of Palliative Medicine, “Fatigue has three main clusters of symptoms: becoming easily tired and reduced ability to maintain performance; generalized weakness; and mental fatigue, including decreased ability to concentrate and memory loss.”

Common Causes of Fatigue

Generally speaking, fatigue is typically a symptom and not a disease in and of itself. It is a very common complaint with a gradual onset. Nearly everyone at one point or another is overworked or overtired and such instances of temporary fatigue will usually have a cause that can be identified and remedied.

Some common causes of fatigue are from lifestyle factors such as the use of alcohol or drugs, an excess or lack of physical activity, jet lag, a lack of good sleep, medications such as antihistamines or cold/cough medicines, and unhealthy eating habits.

Afternoon Fatigue

Beyond just being sleepy after eating a big meal, many times afternoon fatigue will feel like a battle to even stay awake, much less think or actually accomplish anything. An afternoon slump is pretty common but afternoon fatigue can be difficult to overcome.

The body can burn two types of fuel, carbohydrates or fat. Our ancestors used fat as a primary fuel source but today’s Western diet leans more heavily on carbohydrates (sugar).

Because of this fact, afternoon fatigue may be related to post-lunch hypoglycemia.

The obvious “cure” for afternoon fatigue is to train the body to burn fat instead of sugar, which should eliminate such drops in energy level. The easiest way to accomplish this is to stop taking in carbohydrates with lunch. Make sure every lunch is rich in proteins and vegetables.

The body can burn two types of fuel, carbohydrates or fat. Our ancestors used fat as a primary fuel source but today’s Western diet leans more heavily on carbohydrates (sugar).

Because of this fact, afternoon fatigue may be related to post-lunch hypoglycemia.

Beyond just avoiding afternoon fatigue, the benefits to such a dietary choice include but are not limited to:

  • Having accessible energy on hand, as the body effectively burns stored fat for energy
  • Improved insulin sensitivity
  • Burning dietary fat for energy effectively leading to less fat being stored
  • Being able to readily depend upon fat for energy during exertion

Thyroid-Related Fatigue

Clearly there are many causes of fatigue so it’s important to try to recognize the cause before making assumptions. Thyroid-related fatigue begins to appear when a certain energy level can’t be maintained, especially when comparing it to past levels of fitness or ability. If thyroid foundation is weak, sustaining energy output is difficult. Some of the key symptoms of thyroid fatigue will include not having the energy to exercise, falling asleep as soon as sitting down when there is nothing else to be done, or a heavy or tired head, especially in the afternoon (the head is a very sensitive indicator of thyroid hormone status).

If going to bed and getting a good night’s sleep resolves the fatigue, and there is sufficient energy throughout the day for all of the day’s demands, then thyroid-related fatigue is probably not an issue.

Adrenal Fatigue

The adrenal glands are an absolutely vital part of the human body with one of the most important functions: managing stress from every possible source. When the adrenal glands are fatigued (a condition known as adrenal fatigue or adrenal exhaustion), the entire body feels it and suffers from extreme exhaustion as well.

As part of the endocrine system, the adrenal glands produce many hormones (including adrenaline and cortisol) that help to manage stress. In its simplest terms these hormones will be released to help the body prepare for a fight or flight response whether or not being faced with a fight or flight scenario. If facing stress at work, at home or in any other situation, the hormones will be released to prepare the body for a physical response and if a physical response isn’t needed then those hormones will remain in the body unneeded and unused. Ironically, while these glands are there to help the body cope with stress, too much of it is actually what causes their function to break down. When the glands are worn out the resultant adrenal fatigue can cause fatigue.

How to Combat Fatigue

Since the actual cause of fatigue is still being debated, and it tends to be a symptom of another illness rather than its own definable disease, it’s safe to say that fighting fatigue can begin with a visit to your Family Wellness Chiropractor who addresses the role the nervous system plays in how the body functions.

The nervous system controls all of the body’s other systems, this includes the immune system and the endocrine system, two of the bodily systems mentioned. When the central nervous system is functioning properly then the other systems in the body operate at their best as well. This alone may help resolve fatigue. Other solutions would include making some healthy dietary changes. Certain complex carbohydrates will break down as sugar in the digestive system and if fatigue is a result of blood sugar issues or gut flora imbalances, then dietary changes may help. Discuss this further with your Family Wellness Chiropractor.

Finally, consider increased physical activity to increase overall stamina and energy. Should insomnia be a side effect of the fatigue being experienced then some routine and regular physical activity may resolve this as well.

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Dr. DoniBeth Davis is dedicated to providing you with the absolute best in family wellness care. Her
office is located at 3720 72nd Avenue Kenosha, WI (on the corner of Hwy142 and County Rd EA, just west of Wal-Mart and Sam’s Club).  The office number is 262-764-9301.   

www.SozoChiropractic.com

 

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White Space

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I love the color white. It is a classic color and goes with anything. I am always drawn towards white when I have the option to pick a color. Although, it is challenging to wear white with 4 little ones.
Another area where I have come to appreciate white is on my calendar. I love to see white space on my calendar. It means I have time to slow down and take a break. As life starts to get busy, I find myself looking for white space.
It is something we need to be intentional about. White space is important for our health. If our schedules are too full, our body starts to go into a stress reaction which triggers a slew of problems. Healing occurs when we slow down and give our body a chance to come out of the “fight or flight” mode and this only happens if we have white space on our calendar.
It is also important to teach our kids to slow down. It can be easy to fill up their schedule with just 2 or 3 extracurricular activities, but we need to ask ourselves “how important is this activity?” and weigh the potential cost of being too busy. Take some time to enjoy white space. I will be.

Sozo Chiropractic Dr DoniBeth headshot
Dr. DoniBeth Davis is dedicated to providing you with the absolute best in family wellness care. Her
office is located at 3720 72nd Avenue Kenosha, WI (on the corner of Hwy142 and County Rd EA, just west of Wal-Mart and Sam’s Club).  The office number is 262-764-9301.   

www.SozoChiropractic.com

 

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It’s Epic!

Big Snow! Big Game! Big Mamma!

This has really been quite the incredible year so far on so many levels.  We Wisconsinites have seen our state in the national spotlight as I haven’t ever remembered in recent years.  In a positive light, too. Whether it’s been politically, our president making several trips to Wisconsin and Paul Ryan stepping up his congressional role and responding to last week’s State of the Union address.  Or our beautiful gems the Milwaukee Art Museum and the lakefront showcased last week on American Idol. Of course, now we are in the midst of the big dig out and big freeze, in anticipation of the big game coming up this weekend.  America’s Dairyland has gone “Big Time”!

All of this “bigness” has put this momma into a routine tailspin!  I know I will bounce back, I always do. Read More…

Unfortunately, when you are a telecommuter or work from home, you can’t necessarily take off for a school snow day, even if a civil danger warning is declared.  Some businesses just don’t close.  Of course you shouldn’t feel sorry for me, I pretty much have it made being able to work in pjs and adjust my schedule to take care of our family’s needs, appointments, etc.  We need to give props to our law enforcement, fire and rescue departments who end up working big time in a major weather event.

What these advance school days off did do was allow me to sleep in.  Felt good, though of course, affected the start of my typical week day which consists of early morning prayer time, exercise, showering, in addition to getting the kiddos out the door for school (of which darling husband does help me out with).

So now, I am running behind in my work schedule, Weight Watchers activity and food planning, doing, and tracking is not going so well. Hygiene? Well, I desire to squeeze a shower in soon. Oh that’s right, I have four kids at home, too.  I suppose I should go check in with them.  Haven’t heard any signs of sibling scrapping yet today.

I am hoping that you all made the most of your week.  I am looking forward to wrapping up this big eventful week with a Packer‘s win on Sunday, which will then again, throw my schedule off once again, as I will attend the homecoming on Tuesday at Lambeau.

So, I suppose having my schedule get thrown off IS routine.  No big deal then, that’s life as a mom! 🙂

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Big calendar.  Wow…so much family fun!  JAK does not want you to miss out!  Check out some big fun at Just Add Kids website’s JAK Happenings Calendar of Events:

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Be JAK’s Guest

Take Center Stage

For those of you who have subscribed to JAK Happenings for a while, you know that this space is typically dedicated to sharing my family life experiences and observations as a Racine mom, who is married, with four school-aged children.

I know some of the commentary here has started great conversations, stirred up some emotions, and perhaps initiated a little bit of controversy. We’ve had fun, now we’re movin’ on…
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Just Add Kids‘ focus is to deliver the most complete and up-to-date kid-oriented, family-friendly event and activity resource mostly with the Happenings Calendar of Events and this weekly email. JAK strives to serve all families with children 0-18 in Southeastern Wisconsin, with an emphasis on Racine and Kenosha counties.

With that in mind, Just Add Kids would like to know what happens in the ordinary day of other families living here in the greater Racine and Kenosha area.  Experiencing any life challenges or other situations that you’d like to share?  What are your passions as a parent? Tips? Or perhaps there is someone you know that needs to be put in the spotlight, whose story is relevant to other parents. We’re looking for guest contributors here who have a knack for written communication, and has something suitable and appropriate to share with JAK‘s audience of parents.

Let me know if you are interested, or if you know of a local blogger that I should be contacting whose musings would be of interest to JAK families.  Email JAK at contact@justaddkidsonline.net

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JAK Gives Birth!

It’s A Blog!

If you’ve been a JAK Happenings subscriber for some time, you’re probably used to the format of this weekly email:
big JAK logo at the top, partner banner ad, this commentary section, little index box, more fantastic partner ads, then the meat of the message…JAK Happenings calendar picks, finally some closing comments.

I’ve made excuses for my lack of editorial correctness, as I do not claim to be a writer. Just a mom who has got a lot on my mind, hoping that you don’t mind listening to what’s going on in this 40 something’s head (and house). Apparently, many of you don’t! In fact, this commentary section gets strong response in terms of how many of you click thru to Read more. I’ve had great feedback on some hot topics and much to my surprise, a lot of compliments.

So here goes…Just Add Kids newest family member is JAKChat. It’ll be a way to archive the commentary section of JAK Happenings email every week, so if you care to, you can read it, share it, comment, whatever. In fact, I’ll post the “best of”, so that if some of you new subscribers want to see what I’ve ranted about in the past, including “Let’s Kick Some….” (Is a** a swear word?), and “Wrist vs. Risque Fashion” (I Heart Boobies bracelet), you may. If some relevant current event pops up during the week, I’ll probably add to JAKChat.

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