Category Archives: Practitioner’s Corner

The Night Before Wellness:
A Kid’s Chiropractic Adventure

B.J. Palmer famously said, “Get the Big Idea and all else follows.” Like many of his statements, he was talking about the “Big Idea” of chiropractic. However, you could also apply these words to your own life in whatever way is most appropriate. (Another personal favorite: “Is life worth living? That depends upon the liver!” […]

Practitioners’ Adjuvant Nutritional Protocols:
Osteoporosis and Osteopenia

Osteoporosis is a condition where bones, especially the spine, hips and wrists, become weak and brittle. Osteopenia marks the first stage of bone density loss, when they begin losing “mass” (or thickness) and break down. This condition results when resorption of bone becomes greater than the production (new creation) of bone. Osteoporosis is more common […]

Preparing Your Fur Baby for a New Baby

Starting a new family is one of the most amazing and exciting experiences of a lifetime. But if you’re already a pet parent, there are a few things you can do to prepare both you and your four-legged “baby” for this new transition. Keep in mind that though this is a thrilling time for you, […]

Your Pet Has More Sense Than You!

At lunch the other day, one of my friends said she’d heard that dogs have ten times better eyesight and 100 percent better hearing then we humans. I had to chuckle to myself. Though the senses of our canine and feline companions are amazing when compared to our own, there are still quite a few […]

Moving to a New Home with your Dog

Is moving to a new home in your future? This could be an exciting time. But if you have pets, there are some additional challenges to consider. After all, dogs, much like kids, love routine, and nothing disrupts routine quite like a big move. Let’s talk about some things you can do to make this […]

The Puppies Are Coming

Although I’m a huge proponent of adopting dogs and cats from shelters or animal rescues, I still find that watching the birth of a litter of puppies is an amazing experience. When I was a little girl, my parents raised German shepherd puppies. I can still remember the smell of their puppy breath, the sounds […]

The Right and Wrong Food for Your Dog and Cat

I’m a firm believer in offering fresh foods to our pets, yet a number of things we humans eat can be harmful, toxic, or even deadly to our dogs and cats. Unfortunately, the modern American diet is full of unhealthy, processed, and refined foods. And it only makes sense that what is unhealthy for us […]

You Are Using Nutritional Healing—Even If You Don’t Know It!

The hardest thing about being an alternative healthcare provider isn’t that the natural methods in use for thousands of years have been replaced by drugs and surgery—although that is definitely a bitter pill to swallow (pun intended). No, the hardest part is when people tell us with complete sincerity and certainty, “I don’t believe in […]

Take the Torture Out of Doggie Bath Time—for Both of You!

When you think of good hygiene for your dog, what comes to mind? The ever so dreaded doggie bath! While an essential part of caring for our dogs includes regularly trimming their nails, cleaning their teeth and ears, and brushing their coats, most dogs don’t require hygiene and grooming every day (unlike their human counterparts). […]

Why Do I Have to Take All This Weird Stuff?

As healthcare practitioners, we know that most of our professional advancement comes as a result of tackling new challenges. For example, a patient with a new condition may challenge us to come up with a new approach. Sometimes, all it takes is a question from an inquisitive patient to lead us to communicate in a […]

Coronavirus and Sleep

Reprinted with permission from author David Kolowski, DC. Original post found here.   The news is flooded with stories about the coronavirus, along with plenty of misinformation coming from social media and even from our own elected officials. It’s hard to know who to trust or what to believe! We’re not going to downplay the seriousness […]