Wednesday, June 30, 2010

At what age should you start being adjusted???

This morning at a networking group I was asked how old should someone be before you start having them adjusted.  My IMMEDIATE response was; "AS SOON AS POSSIBLE."  The youngest that I have adjusted  is 3 days old.  Other doctors in my office have adjusted within a few hours of birth.   Some peoples initial response is why would you adjust an infant.  They can't be injured that early can they???   When you look at the birth process, even an uneventful birth, can be very traumatic to both the mother and the child.   And it does not matter if it is a natural birth or if it is a Cesarean delivery.  Trauma occurs in any type of delivery.

Here are some indications that you should have your child checked:
  • the head is constantly tilted or turned to one side.
  • when they are  nursing, they will favor one side, have difficulty latching on the other breast
  • the eyes and face appear asymmetrical, one eye may be higher or larger than the other
  • they are colicy
  • they do not sleep for long periods of time, sometimes waking every few minutes
  • they are constipated, have diarrhea or have excessive gas
  • they are unable to keep food down.
Here is a video of Dr. Mike Long adjusting Naia for the first time, 2 days old 

Contact us at Renaissance chiropractic Center to schedule to have your child checked

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Do you Know Why Krill is your Best and Most Sustainable Source of Omega-3 Fat?

Here is an article from

There is some concern that switching to Krill oil for your omega-3's could be bad for the environment.  I hope that this article helps to clear things up for yo.

Dr. Rodger

Come and get adjusted

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Are you in a state of growth or a state of defense????

At a recent seminar,  the speaker brought up and eye-opening idea.

"The body can not be in a state of growth and a state of defense at the same time."    

The idea that we can be combating some infirmity and still be growing is counter to natural design.   In nature, life is either thriving and growing; or it is stagnant and decaying.   A state of growth or a state of defense.   A proactive approach or a reactive approach.

So,  is it better to take the approach of strengthening the host (you) to improve the overall health, enhancing growth.  Or it it better to be reactive, responding to "dis-ease" with medications that suppress symptoms,  alter the chemistry of life in defense of the host (you). 

Both are realities of modern life.   Many people will wait until they are experiencing symptoms of some disease before they seek out a remedy in response to their condition (DEFENSE).   Others will begin to take action to prevent "dis-ease" by making life-style choices that will enhance their overall health (GROWTH).

Conventional  medicine is the optimal source for the defensive, symptom suppressing and removal of diseased tissues.  And at times this is the best possible solution.   Certain alternative medicines use a similar approach to treating symptoms.  Herbal and naturopathic remedies are a reactive treatments to symptoms.   Simply because a remedy comes from a plant or animal does not change the the reactive nature of a defensive response.   If  you only use Chiropractic or Acupuncture to treat a painful symptom, you are reacting in a defensive pattern.

Chiropractic, Acupuncture and naturopathy all encourage growth with life-style choices.  Promoting nutrition, exercise and wellness care.   Being proactive with your choices, heading off  "dis-ease".    Even conventional medicine recognizes the benefit of preventative measures. 

In Chiropractic we look at the three causes of the subluxaion;    Physical, chemical and emotional stressors.

D.D. Palmer referred to the three "T"'s; Thoughts, Toxins and Trauma.

To be proactive, keeping the body in a state of growth, you need to be subluxation free.  Many subluxations are completely asymptomatic.  The only way to know if you are subluxated is to be checked by your chiropractor.


Dr Rodger