Fight the Flu Naturally

Has the flu affected your family this season? This winter has been one of the most dangerous flu seasons on record! There are few people who were not affected in some way so it’s important that we start to rethink the way that we battle the flu. Some think that the answer is in the flu shot but there has been a direct correlation between vaccinations and the development of immune system disorders. Guillian-Barre Syndrome is an autoimmune disorder that develops when a person’s immune system attacks the myelin sheath of the body’s nerves, causing damage that results in muscle weakness and paralysis. Research suggests that there are a significant number of people diagnosed with Gullian-Barre Syndrome in the wake of vaccinations.

So what can we do?! Chiropractic care reduces nerve interference which allows your immune system to function properly. A properly functioning immune system will help to better fight the flu! Studies have shown that there is a 15% decrease in cold and influenza in patients receiving regular chiropractic care. Combining Chiropractic care with an herb-based medication and proper nutrition will allow your body to fight back against the flu naturally! If you can avoid a possible auto-immune disease disaster by using natural remedies why would you choose a vaccination?

Keep following our blog to learn more about natural remedies for fighting the flu or call us for more information at 615-771-2700.

Infant Probiotic

Is your infant suffering from gas, colic, ear infections, or acid refulx? Then its time to start your little one on infant probiotics. Probiotics can help increase your infants natural immune system safely and effectively. “The bifidobacteria, including B. infantis, B. bifidum and B. breve, should represent the largest population of beneficial bacteria in babies, whose immune defences are not yet fully working.” Newborns are highly fragile and are exposed to environmental bacteria found in pets and also carried by parents. Also, formula fed babies also have significant differences from breastfed babies in the composition of their gut microflora because of the IgA’s, IgG’s, and colostrom found in breast milk. Also, over use of antibiotics to treat ear infections in infants can destroy the normal gut flora. This could potentially lead to a higher chance of re-occuring infections due to destruction of healthy gut fighting bacteria. The benefits of infant probiotic are a healthier immune system and a healthier happier baby. Probiotics also help regulate your childs digestive system, helping to reduce the frequency of diarrhea, constipation, or bowel irregularity. Get your little ones started on probiotics today. Call us for more info or on ordering your probiotics today 615-771-2700 Kyd Kyro

Chiropractic helps colicky fussy baby…

Studies show that most infants suffer from colic (unexplained fussiness for an extended period of time usually 3 weeks) at some point after birth. Most of the time fussiness (colic) can be attributed to restlessness, inability to sleep, not eating or latching, gassiness, or even stress in the home environment. Colicky babies can become very stressful to the mother affecting the bonding experience between mother and baby and has even been linked to increasing or prolonging post partum depression. Although there is no known “cure” for colic since it is not clearly defined, chiropractic has shown to be the most effective treatment as much as 94 % Effective rate in reducing stress and colic found in infants. The Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics found that “Spinal manipulation is effective in relieving infantile colic”. “In this study, the researchers randomly assigned infants diagnosed with colic into two groups. One group received chiropractic care for two weeks and the other group was given the anti-gas medication dimethicone for two weeks. The babies in the chiropractic group showed a 67% decrease in crying while the babies on medication showed a 38% decrease in crying”. One of the most common concerns/questions we get from parents is “is it like adjusting an adult with the manual cervical adjustment with the head rotation and loud pop?” The answer is NO, absolutely NOT!! The technique we use for infants and kids is very different than adults. With pediatric chiropractic we use a very light holding technique or activator instrument that is very safe and gentle and does not harm or cause any discomfort in the infant at all. We have had a great success rate treating colicky infants with chiropractic. Most parents report that after the adjustment, infants are more calm and sleep for longer periods of time. They also report that they noticed less gas and regular bowel movements along with much less CRYING. For a mother of infants (such as myself) happy babies make happy mothers which leads to a better bonding experience between mommie and babies. Also, when babies sleep mommie sleeps, so if your infant is suffering from colic get them adjusted and get some sleep!!!!!

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Backpack Safety – Your Child’s Back Could Be In Pain

Is your child’s back pack weighing him/her down??   More than 40 million students carry school backpacks to school everyday.  It is recommended that a child carry no more than 10% of his/her body weight in a back pack, however most kids carry as much as 40-50%!!!! This can create serious back problems in children and can also set the stage for long term spinal problems that may occur later in life.  58% of orthopedists polled in 1999 in Chicago and Wilmington, Delaware, reported treating children with back or shoulder pain attributable to carrying backpacks.  Most adults with disc problems can be traced to faulty spinal biomechanics that started in childhood.  The most common injury reported from backpack use is “rucksack palsy.” This condition results when pressure is placed on the spinal nerve in the shoulder causing  numbness in the hands, muscle wasting, and in extreme cases, nerve damage.  So form and posture as well as proper spinal screenings for spinal health are critical for children.

When a heavy back pack is filled with books and is incorrectly placed on the shoulders, the weight’s force can pull a child backward. To compensate, a child may lean forward at the hips or arch the back, which can cause the spine to compress unnaturally putting excessive weight to the anterior part of the discs. The extra weight from the back pack can cause back, neck and shoulder pain.

Another problem arises when kids  wear their backpacks over just one shoulder  because they may end up leaning to one side to offset the extra weight. Which can cause increased spinal pain if a child is developing scoliosis.  They might develop lower and upper back pain and strain their shoulders and neck.  Improper backpack use can also lead to poor posture which can lead to poor spinal health later in life.   Back pack safety checks and spinal screenings regularly by your chiropractor can help eliminate potential problems from heavy or excessive weight of back packs.

Chiropractic and Eczema

Eczema is a form of atopic dermatitis that presents itself in the form of  dry rough skin that is a red itchy rash.  Studies reveal that eczema affects approximately 25-35% percent of infants and children.  According to Dr. Sears regarding eczema  “It is the result of an inborn tendency toward dry skin and allergies.”

Chiropractic treatments can be highly effective in treating eczema.  When a childs immune system has dysfunction or subluxation’s occuring, the body is more likely to exhibit diseases such as eczema.  Chiropractic care corrects subluxations of the spine allowing the body’s nervous system to function at its optimal level thus increasing the bodys natural immune system to fight diseases.

There are certain homeopathic remedies that can help such as applying  non-irritating oil such as sweet almond or vitamin E to the child’s skin immediately following baths, before the water evaporates from the skin.  Also there are a number of lotions that can aide in relief such as Aquaphor or  Eucerin.  Bathing children in tepid water with epsom salt or oatmeal baths can also help.

There also exist certain dietary foods that can increase the likely hood of childhood eczema.    Foods such as dairy, soy, wheat, nuts, whey proteins, can trigger eczema.  These foods can also pass through breast milk so beware to nursing mothers.  Following an alkaline diet and an elimination diet can certainly help to reveal/avoid any food allergens that may trigger eczema. These foods can weaken the immune system leading to outbreaks to allergies and potentially eczema.  The use of probiotics (suited to infants and children) and omega oils can also help increase the immune system to protect against any eczema outbreaks.

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Chiropractic provides relief for sinus and allergies

When most people think of chiropractic they think of neck and back pain but what about relief from sinus and allergies?
Chiropractic directly affects the nervous system by removing subluxations from the spine, the body’s immune system is then allowed to function at its optimal level. There is a direct link between the nervous system and the immune system. Think about it, when do you get sick not when your feeling great but when your stressed. Environmental stresses such as toxins, allergens, etc. can directly weaken the body leading to sickness and dysfunction in the immune system. When you are stressed the bodys systems shut down allowing for dysfunction to occur. By getting a chiropractic adjustment, the nervous system and the bodys natural immune system can function at a higher level. This allows the body to work more effectively to neutralize and fight the allergy-causing chemicals in your environment negatively affecting the immune system. If you are having allergies, sinuses or just a feeling of overall stress and sickness give us a call we can help!!!!! Try chiropractic for relief from sinus and allergies and restore your nervous system to its optimal level!!!!
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Does drinking dark beer really help increase breast milk????

Okay so Ive been getting a lot of questions lateley on how to increase breast milk production naturally so here are a few tips to increasing breast milk naturally with some great supplements. First of all, its the hops plant in beer that helps to increase breast milk. Hops can be used as a tea, raspberry leaves, stinging nettle, oatstraw, and red clover blossoms, also a healthy blend of fenugreek, milk thistle, fennel seed, nettle herb can help as well. And of course breast feeding is of utmost importance to sustaining milk production. Maintaining low stress levels, a high caloric healthy diet, continuous breast feeding, and proper supplementation (under a doctors supervision) can certainly help increase breast milk production. I have used a healthy blend of several of these to sustain my milk for my twins who are entirely on breast milk!!!! It is recommended if alcohol was used by the nursing mother it be limited to no more than 0.5 grams of alcohol per kg. of body weight, which for a 132 pound woman (60 kg) would allow no more than 2 beers, 2 ounces of liquor or 8 ounces of wine per day. So can drinking dark beer really help with increasing milk production the jury says drinking non alcoholic beer that has the hops plant is best. For more info check us out on facebook be sure to click like us and get the latest in up to date articles and blogs!!! or you can call us at 6157712700 to ask Dr. Rousseau

Suffering from headaches current research suggests…….

Millions of people are currently suffering from headaches without any relief or hope in sight. The majority of headaches are categorized as migraine, allergy, and cervicogenic. New research suggests that a growing number of headaches are due to cervicogenic more so than migraine. So what is cervicogenic you ask?? Cervicogenic headaches are caused by lack of curvature in the cervical spine. A normal cervical curve is 34-43 degrees according to CBP practicioners. Most people spend their lives in forward head posture causing increased biomechanical stress to the neck. The average population may have as little as 10-19 degrees of curve in their neck due to lifestyle. Ive even seen a 9 yr old with a reversed curve of -9 degrees. What does this mean?? Decreased curve in the neck can cause tension on the spinal cord and related vascular vessels leading to headaches. So how do you fix it? Easy 3 simple steps to a better healthier cervical curve in the neck and decreased headaches. Number one is Chiropractic. We are trained in CBP to analyze with xrays the curve of the neck to determine if there’s a link between loss of curve and cervicogenic headaches. Chiropractic can free up subluxations (misalignments of the spine) and help restore the normal curve therby decreasing the suffering caused by headaches. Second is traction. Traction can help increase curvature of the spine by taking the curve in the right direction. Lastly is lifestyle. We help you with the analysis of your activities of daily living to asses if your daily habits are in fact contributing to the cause. For more info call us at 6157712700 or find us on facebook kydkyro and like us and you can receive our latest links and articles

secrets to preventing and treating ear infections

Many children suffer from ear infections prior to the age of 7.  The majority of ear infections in children occur between the ages of 6 to 18 months.  I see a lot of this in my practice  and get asked frequently what is the cause of chronic ear infections and what are the secrets to preventing and treating ear infections.  One of the major causes of ear infections in infants is that their ear canal is angled horizontal as opposed to an adult which is angled anterior and inferior (downward angle), so when the child sleeps any drainage in the ear doesn’t drain down like it does in an adult it just stays in the ear canal without proper drainage.  Also certain vaccinations and dietary choices may contribute strongly to the occurence of ear infections.  The most common treatment is a course of antibiotics but the majority of the time they do not work because children become more resistant to them and not all antibiotics are aimed at treating the type of ear infection the child may have.  So what is the secret to preventing and treating ear infections?  Its simple, first get your child adjusted, studies show that regular adjustments to the upper cervical area can help with drainage and with decreasing the re-occurence of ear infections.  Second, try a garlic solution by crushing fresh clove garlic dissolving it into olive oil and putting a few drops into the ear canal that is infected ( as long as the ear drum is not perforated).  This works quite well.  Also breast milk is highly effective because of the Igg’s and IGA’s, and colostrom found in breast milk is what boosts a child natural immune system.  Lastly, avoiding milk and dairy like products can help prevent and treat ear infections as well.  Most humans are lactose intolerant because we lack the enzyme lactase to digest it properly.  Dairy products can increase mucus production in the throat and ear canal leading to opportunistic infections.  For more information about this please visit us on facebook at or ask the dr, Dr. Jennifer Rousseau specializes in the care of pediatrics and pregnancy along with women’s health issues.  She has had much success in treating children for ear infections and numerous other disorders.

3 simple steps to alleviate back pain during pregnancy?

If you are one of the millions of women suffering from back pain during pregnancy, suffer no more, help is simply 3 steps away. Back pain acquired during pregnancy is most commonly due to increased abdominal size coupled with ligamentous stretching causing increased tension in the hips and low back. The body releases a hormone called relaxin during pregnancy to allow ligaments and muscles to stretch to make room for the baby. Most often women will experience sciatica pain and pain the the hips along with pain between the shoulder blades and sometimes even headaches and dizziness. Fortunately there are 3 easy steps to alleviate back pain during pregnancy, Are you ready? Number one is Chiropractic! Chiropractic used to treat back pain during pregnancy can alleviate sciatica pain by aligning the body’s hips, sacrum, and pelvis. We are highly trained and experienced at Kyd Kyro in treating back pain during pregnancy. In fact our practice is dedicated to treating pediatrics, pregnancy, and women’s health! We utilize a special technique called Webster, designed to treat back pain that women experience during pregnancy and also helps with decreasing malposition of the fetus. Number 2 is Massage! Massage can help alleviate tension in the tight ligaments and muscles due to excessive stretching which in turn is relaxing for both mom and baby. Most women stress greatly during their pregnancy and massage helps to decrease stress leading to healthier mom and baby. Our massage therapist is certified, trained, and experienced in prenatal massage and has helped many women to alleviate back pain experienced during pregnancy. Number 3 is Prenatal Yoga! Light exercise and yoga are wonderful during pregnancy. Many women become less active during pregnancy due to fatigue and pain. By doing yoga by a properly trained and certified prenatal yoga instructor, this can help decrease tension held in muscles and ligaments and also maintain proper breathing during labor and delivery. There it is; 3 simple methods to help alleviate back pain experienced by women during pregnancy! For further info please follow us on Facebook or on our blog on our website