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Newborn and Infant Development

Infants are paired with inborn responses, called primitive reflexes, to assist their sensory, motor, and cognitive development throughout infancy. They teach us how to react, move, feel and interact. In an unmedicated birth with little to no birth stress, infants…

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Health and Holidays Can Go Hand in Hand!

If your social media feed looks anything like mine, you’ve noticed that the Christmas fanatics have made it clear that the countdown has started.  Whether you put up your tree the day after Halloween or put it up when the…

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Heartland Chiropractic Johnston

Small Changes, Big Results!

Let’s play a game! Stand with your feet about shoulder-width apart. Go on, stand up! Tuck your pelvis underneath you so that your glute muscles are contracting. Notice how you feel. Now, untuck that pelvis all the way back until…

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Vitamin D – Your Essential Immune System Conductor

Many studies are supporting supplemental Vitamin D3 to help regulate the immune system, which functions much like a symphony conductor, in the midst of cold and virus season. Vitamin D3 is a critical nutrient that the body needs in adequate…

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5 Gross Motor Activities for Brain Development

Gross motor activities are great for developing the right side of our brain. Our brain has specific developmental ‘windows’ in which growth is more emphasized on one hemisphere. During the first 2-3 years of life, growth is more centered on…

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Spring Cleaning: Your Skin & Home

Last month we talked about cleaning up your refrigerator and your cupboards to help either get you back on track or continue to improve your overall wellness. Did you know, however, that the products you put onto your body are…

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Sleep – The Key To Recharging Your Brain

Adequate, quality sleep is vital for everyone, especially children. Sleep is so important for a healthy functioning brain and overall physical health. Kids are undergoing rapid change during their youthful years: growing taller, developing their immune systems, building pathways in…

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Spring Cleaning: Your Kitchen

Spring is almost here!  There’s just something about the leaves growing and the flowers blooming that sparks interest in cleaning and purging things around your house. When it comes to spring cleaning, let’s not forget to include our refrigerator and…

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Does My Child Have An Attention Problem?

Our attention span is shrinking as our attention problem is growing.  As a culture we have made a huge shift toward convenience and needing everything at our fingertips. Young adults and busy families eat more quick meals, video game playing…

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Young Woman Holding Red Heart, Health Insurance, Donation, Love Concept

The 3 Keys to a Healthy Heart

Happy February! The color red has a whole new meaning this time of year, not just because Valentine’s Day is coming, but because this entire month is National Heart Awareness Month. How fitting! While heart health is important every day…

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