Check out this delicious recipe for Gluten Free Apple Muffins.
Have these ready for your kids before school one day and watch them devour the goodness.
Jessica has been a patient since March 2017 and is 14 years old. She comes in with her whole family and her mom understands corrective care for entire family. She originally came in for neck pain headaches and back pain. It was affecting school, ability to exercise, ability to focus in her studies and she now is back to living normal life as a kid should be!
Jim and Bonnie have been patients for over a year. They are the grandparents of Molli and Maddy who were previous chirokids! They have been under chiropractic care their whole life and have continued their care at our office! They attend as many health classes as possible and are avid participants in their home health and wellness.
It’s lunchtime at the office and you’re hungry. Your morning has been stressful, and your co-workers are pooling their money for some fried take-out from the local burger joint. You decline their invitation (even though comfort food sounds particularly comforting right now), and instead sit down with the healthy lunch you brought from home, complete with whole grains, lean proteins, raw vegetables, and lots of water. You know you have an afternoon full of meetings, phone calls, and errands, and the fiber and vitamins will carry you through your to-do list valiantly. Congratulations, you made a responsible adult decision, which will benefit your energy levels and probably your long-term health. Do you think you would have made the same decision in the lunch line in grade school?
Kids in school face complicated lunchtime decisions on a daily basis. What a child eats for lunch at school not only influences their energy levels in math class but also sets the stage for adult eating habits. Too many wrong decisions can be a recipe for a nutritional disaster.
Although school lunch has gotten a bad rap in the past for being too high in fat and too low in nutrient-rich fruits and veggies, school lunch standards have been making steady improvements over the past few years. Thanks to the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act, led by first lady Michelle Obama and Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, lunch is looking better than ever.
Even before the recent regulations, schools all over the country were voluntarily implementing healthy changes for years, such as incorporating local and organic produce, growing on-site vegetable gardens, and banning fast food and vending machines.
Speaking of home, that’s where nutrition really starts. Here’s what you can do to help your child choose a healthy lunch when they’re buying:
1 ⁄4 cup fresh cilantro, stems removed, chopped
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 tablespoon roasted red bell pepper, chopped
1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
1 ⁄8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
2 boneless chicken breasts, cooked and chopped
1 avocado, chopped into small cubes
Sea salt and ground pepper
4 large pieces of romaine lettuce for wraps (optional)
Combine all ingredients except avocado and lettuce in medium bowl and mix well.
Gently fold in avocado and serve as a salad or wrap in lettuce leaves.
When Mrs. Norma walks through the office doors, she brings such a burst of joy and energy to the office. She has been a patient for many years and has seen such a huge change in her spinal health. She used to suffer from chronic neck and lower back pain and tried every method possible to relieve pain. But it wasn’t until she started coming to Family First that she saw a difference and is for the most part pain free! We love success stories!
Last month Mandolin’s sister, Mollie, was our chirokid of the month. Mandolin saw the drastic improvements her sister was having by getting adjustments and she wanted the same for herself while she was here for the summer. She is getting checked weekly for wellness and proper development as her body grows! We love having this family in the office and so happy they’re here for the summer. We are glad we could get them feeling better while they are in town.
Back pain is pervasive among American adults, however it is not uncommon among children and teens either. In a new and disturbing trend, young children are suffering from back pain much earlier than previous generations, and the use of overweight backpacks is a contributing factor, according to the American Chiropractic Association (ACA). In fact, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has previously reported that backpack-related injuries sent more than 7,000 people to the emergency room in one year’s time.
What Can You Do To Help Prevent This?
ACA offers the following tips to help prevent the needless pain that backpack misuse could cause the students in your household.
That leads to the question, “What does freedom mean to you regarding your health – financially, physically, spiritually, or mentally?”
Does that mean for you and your family:
That leads to the next questions, “How will you get that freedom you desire? How will you live life differently once you reach that freedom?”
Here’s some tips to help you get there:
Do you have any other tips you would like to share with us or what areas you are seeking freedom in? We would love to hear from you and support you in any way that we can!