Mom and daughter being healthy

What Is Health?

What is Health?

Today the common medical model is one of treating symptoms. At Boulder Chiropractic our goal is to address the cause. This results in the resolution of symptoms! 

Asking the body specific questions can reveal much about how and why it is functioning the way it is.  

Is health the absence of symptoms?

At Boulder Chiropractic we view health as more than the absence of disease or symptoms. It is the balance of physical, chemical and emotional components of the whole person. If one is not cared for, then the others are effected. 

Physical 

A healthy body functioning in harmony with the world around it. This includes a healthy nervous system, proper organ function, balanced muscles and freely mobile joints. 

Chemical

We eat them in our food and drink them in our water. Minimizing harmful chemicals and creating a balance of good nutrition is important.

Emotional

As humans we experience stressors regularly. It is a matter of how we cope and adapt to them that determines emotional wellness.

Woman during cold and flu season

Man, this cold & flu season is nasty!

Here we are again in “cold and flu season.” It has been a particularly bad year. Schools have had to close down because so many teachers and kids are out sick. What can you do about it? Here are a few reminders of simple things we can do to stop ourselves and our kids from getting sick:

  1. Wash for 20 seconds with regular soap and warm water. Duh. However most people don’t wash their hands very well, often enough, or at all. Many people don’t wash their hands after blowing their nose or coughing into their hands. The germs on their hands get on the things you and your kids touch. Antibacterial soaps and hand sanitizer just kill most of the germs – not all of them. This means that the worst and meanest germs can survive, grow and spread. Antibacterial resistance is a true concern. The action of rubbing hands together with a simple soap and warm water for 20 seconds is the most effective way to get rid of germs on your hands – it is the actual action of wiping and rinsing. Sing the birthday song while you do it to be sure you are spending enough time at it. 
  2. Don’t share germs. Sharing is not so caring. The single biggest issue for why we and our kids might get the cold or flu is: exposure. You are contagious for about the first 3 days of a cold and 5-7 days or more with the flu. So: keep your germs to yourself- stay home, stay away from classmates and coworkers or wear a mask. You might think it’s silly but much of Asia wears masks and gloves as a preventative measure against getting sick. Stopping the spread of illness can start with you and your family.  
  3. Vitamin D. Vitamin D is a crucial vitamin that we make in our bodies, but only when our skin is exposed to direct sunlight. This time of year we have most of our skin covered and spend a lot less time out in the sun. Vitamin D is vital for a health immune system. Speaking of staying in doors: 
  4.  Fresh air. When its cold out we stay indoors at school and work and we keep the windows closed. There is much less air circulation. When we are indoors we breathe the same air as everyone else for longer – thus sharing more “germs.” Open a window and air out the house or office on occasion and get outside! 
  5. Cut out sugar. Sugar depresses the immune system and reduces health allowing us to be susceptible to the cold and flu. Starting with Halloween we (especially kids) start eating sugar. The sugar feeds the bad bugs in our body straight through Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years. By the time we throw out all the holiday sugar the bugs are strong and nasty and everywhere!
  6. Get adjusted. Chiropractic adjustments help the immune system stay strong. Ask any parent whose kids are under regular chiropractic care: their kids get sick way less than kids who don’t get adjusted. 
  7. Get your immune system checked with Nutrition Response Testing. Get your health evaluated with Nutrition Response Testing to keep your immune system healthy and strong so that you and your kids don’t get the cold or flu. If you are sick, think you might have gotten exposed to a bug, or have gotten sick come in and see what your body might need. 
childhood bed wetter

Bedwetting Solutions

Bedwetting can be terribly embarrassing and frustrating problem for families. We help kids with bedwetting naturally and easily.

We help in two ways:

1. Chiropractic: we can quickly and easily get the nervous system functioning optimally through safe and gentle chiropractic adjustments. This is the easiest way to stop bedwetting. 

2. Nutrition Response Testing: If the spine is in alignment there is more going on with the bedwetting. With Nutrition Response Testing we get to the root of the problem. What ever the underlying problem we can get to the root cause from bladder problems to poor stress handling and dietary issues. 

Please don’t wait any longer to resolve this issue we can help! 

Pregnant Woman with back pain

5 Reasons Why You Should See A Chiropractor For Pregnancy When You Have Back Pain

Bringing a baby into this world is an incredible task. Your body is built for performing this miracle.

That’s not to say that it’s without its ups and downs.

There’s typical stuff, like weight gain and weird cravings. But there are other, more painful side effects, like lower back pain.

Half of all pregnant women will experience some sort of lower back pain during their pregnancy. It can be debilitating, causing you to miss work or frequently go to the doctor.

The good news is you don’t have to sit there and suffer. Going to a chiropractor for pregnancy can help relieve or eliminate back pain.

Here are five great reasons to make an appointment today!

1. Align Your Spine

The best reason to visit a chiropractor is to get your spine aligned. That goes extra for when you’re pregnant.

Your growing baby puts a lot of stress on your sensitive back. Chiropractic care during pregnancy can help keep your spine healthy and alleviate back pain.

2. Reduce Common Pregnancy Problems

As we mentioned before, back pain is a regular part of pregnancy. Many women experience it, along with nausea, insomnia, and heartburn.

Your back pain could be a signal that your spinal nerves are compressed. When they’re uncomfortable, they send signals to your brain that keep you up at night and make you feel nauseous.

A cervical adjustment can make nausea more manageable, help you get some sleep, minimize acid reflux, and diminish back pain.

3. Alleviate Joint Pain

Beyond your back, your knees, hips, and other joints can hurt. It’s no surprise: Your baby needs to make room to get comfortable.

Seeing a chiropractor for pregnancy can help you keep your joints in proper alignment. This will go a long way in reducing inflammation and pain all over.

4. Perfect Your Posture

Do you slouch? Many of us do, especially if you’re doing a lot of office work. This problem only gets worse once you’ve got a baby on board.

Every month, your body is growing, stretching, and putting on weight. If you’re a sloucher, it’s only going to get worse once you get your bump.

Visiting the chiropractor when pregnant can help you stand up straight and take the weight off your back.

5. Easier Labor and Delivery

This tip is especially important for moms who want to give birth the natural way.

A pregnancy chiropractic adjustment helps align your lower back and your pelvic area. This can make delivery easier and gives you a better chance at a natural delivery.

Bonus: prenatal chiropractic care can help make your recovery easier too!

Find Out More About Your Chiropractor For Pregnancy

Seeing a chiropractor for pregnancy can help alleviate back pain and more. If you want to know more about how getting an adjustment can make your pregnancy better, we’re here for you.

We take your whole health into account and want nothing but the best for you and your baby.

If you’ve got any further questions or are ready to schedule your visit, book an appointment with us today!

Alternative treatments for add and adhd

Natural options for an ADD and ADHD

Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a diagnosis that is being given more and more often given to school age children. As the school session gets started parents and teachers are on alert for these behaviors. Back to school time is a common time for kids to get diagnosed with ADD and ADHD. For many kids going back to school means more rules, reduced play and free time. There is a lot of concern that our school-age children are being over diagnosed with these “disorders” that are actually normal behaviors for children. Some parents are urged to give their children drugs such as Ritalin, Adderall, Strattera and many more. Many parents are resistant to giving their kids these drugs.

Some natural options to handle ADD and ADHD:

  1. Talk to your child’s doctors, teachers, and the school system to see if they will work with you.
  2. Reduce sugar: Sugar is a stimulant that is highly addictive. It gives children a huge rush of energy after sugar is eaten. This rush is followed by a crash that shows up as moodiness and crankiness and more sugar cravings.
  3. More pretend and imaginary play time: This play time is important for children of all ages. This means time out of organized sports and academics. It allows their brain to work better.
  4. Reduce and eliminate screen time: Limit the amount of smartphone, tv and computer time. Extended periods of screen time reduce a child’s impulse control and also reduce imagination, creativity, intelligence and can create moodiness.
  5. Chiropractic adjustments: If the message from the brain to the rest of the body is not working properly this can show up as ADD and ADHD. Chiropractic adjustments allow the nervous system to flow optimally and for the messages to move from the brain to the rest of the body with ease.
  6. Nutrition Response Testing: This specialized testing identifies specific issues in the child’s brain and other organ systems that aren’t functioning at their best and can contribute to ADD and ADHD symptoms.

Please call the office today for more specific help and advice if you are looking for natural alternatives for ADD and ADHD.