The Importance of Crawling for an Infant

By Dr Cynthia Horner

All parents want their infants and children to progress as quickly as possible in their motor and intellectual development.  Although each child has their own developmental timetable there are some stages of neurological development that are important such as crawling and the disappearance of what is termed primitive reflexes  Each stage of movement molds the nervous system in a different way. Pushing a child to progress too quickly may cause them to skip a stage or not fully benefit from a stage of  imagesdevelopment.

 

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Hot Flashes, Hormones, and Health

Dr. Cynthia Horner 

What’s a Woman to Do?

Yes. I hear myself saying “is it hot in here, or is it me?” Although symptoms may vary;  from foggy thinking, hot flashes and changes in  general health, if you are female, you will go through menopause. Once you check in, you can’t check out. If you are not therehot flash (1) yet the best way to prepare for an easy passage is to be knowledgeable. It’s your body, it’s your life. Put all the information you can on the table and sort through, and pick out what make sense, what is good for you. Continue reading

Do You Really Need to Supplement Vitamin D?

by Dr. Cynthia Horner

The D Difference

The universal benefit from sunlight is its ability to activate the skin to produce vitamin D. There are three ways to get vitamin D, from food, from supplements and from the sun. Food supplies us with only small amounts of vitamin D therefore humans must count on the sun to allow their skin to produce vitamin D. Sun exposure has a positive effect on your health in that sun’s UVA and UVB rays are necessary for our bodies to make vitamin D.images Continue reading

Free Radicals, Antioxidants, Aging and Health

By Dr. Cynthia Horner

We hear a lot about antioxidants. They are in our food, supplements, make up, face and hand lotion and even in our soap. But  how do they effect our health and aging ? I found some interesting information on antioxidants that I simplified so all my readers could have a little better understanding of what this antioxidant hype is all about. Continue reading

Do Unimmunized Children Pose a Threat to Their Community?

By Dr. Cynthia Horner

The CDC and the AMA have the opinion that parents who choose not to vaccinate pose a health risk to the community. Their theory isinfant that everyone is safe from disease only because everyone is vaccinated. They believe unimmunized children support or transport contagious diseases. Many believe not vaccinating puts the entire society at risk. It has been said that vaccinating your children is a moral obligation and those who choose not to vaccinate are acting selfishly. These same people recognize that there are risks but feel that the benefits outweigh the risks.

Who chooses not to vaccinate? It is not the poor, lazy or uneducated but fairly well educated, active members and contributors to communities who are questioning and hesitating when it comes to the routine vaccination schedule for their children. These are educators, professors, government officials, physicians, health professionals and attorneys who are asking these questions: Continue reading

Sleep Posture Important for a Good Night’s Sleep

By Dr. Cynthia Horner

In my last article How Sleep Creates Better Brain Function, I discussed why we sleep. In Part II, I will discuss healthy sleep postures and choices of pillows.

Sleep Postures

There are three good ways to sleep on your right side on your left side and on your back. Having a good sleep posture  can have a big impact on your health.

On your right side, on your left side or on your back.

On your right side, on your left side or on your back.

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Alternative Treatments for Low Back Pain

By Dr Cynthia Horner

The facts speak for themselves: 8 in 10 adults will have an attack  of low back pain sometime in their life. Although chiropractic treatment can often help, the are also other alternative treatments for low back pain. Low back pain has many different faces, but one thing all low back pain has in common;  your brain and nervous system are behind it. If you think about it muscles and joints are passive and do nothing on their own.

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How Sleep Creates Better Brain Function

By Dr Cynthia Horner

Part one of three:

We know that lack of sleep makes us old, fat, sick and stupid! We also know that sleep creates better brain function.During sleep our brains replay and process what we learned while awake. Sleep improves and refines thinking, learning, memory, reasoning, mood, dexterity and coordination.

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Adjusting Children Differs from Adjusting Adults

 

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Help for Infant Reflux without Medication

By Dr. Cynthia Horner

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 Quite often I get a phone call from a mother of an infant, usually between 3 to 10 weeks old, asking for help because their baby has infant reflux. They tell me their infant is on Zantac and Prilosec, and they were advised to stop nursing and start infant formula. Many of these moms tell me their medical doctors recommend they put rice cereal in the formula to ‘keep the formula down’. If this worked I wouldn’t be hearing from these moms, treating their infants or writing this article. Continue reading