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Probiotics: Your Guide to Gut Health

Balance is everything, and probiotics help to improve the balance of your gut.

Screen Time and its Short- and Long-Term Effects

There is no doubt that easy access to vast amounts of information is a wonderful thing. The sheer convenience of being able to watch favorite movies, television shows, play games, do homework, and stay in contact with friends and family is the biggest bonus of technology. All of this ease of access does bring with it some concerns that need to be kept in mind. This is particularly true if you are a parent with children who put in what is now considered an average amount of screen time each day.

Assessing Growing Pains and Your Child's Health

What the human body is physically capable of is nothing short of miraculous. Human development is the process of growth and change that takes place between birth and maturity. Beyond your child getting taller, there are several changes in shape, composition, and distribution of your child’s bone, muscle, and tissue. While experiencing “growing pains” is a normal part of development, each child’s pain level and pain tolerance differs.

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The Back to School Super Blog: Your All-in-One Guide to Prepping Your Kids

After a summer filled with memories, activities, sunshine, and rest, your kids (and you!) are gearing up to head back to school. With an expansive to-do list, seemingly endless errands to run, and preparations to tackle, we know how precious your time is this time of year. We wanted to help you and your family get into the healthy swing of things, so we’ve created a Back to School super blog. It’s filled with all the topics related to your kids including their schedules, their school supplies, and most important, their health. Just click on the link in each heading to find the related Williams Integracare Clinic blog.

Breastfeeding + Chiropractic Care = a Natural Match

August is National breastfeeding awareness month and whether you are an expectant mom, a new mom who is breastfeeding, or you are a mom with older children, this article is for you! I will explore different ways you can benefit from chiropractic care and breastfeeding and detail how they go hand in hand. Even if you're not nursing, make sure to check out the tips below as they can help you raise happy, healthy kids.

Five Tips for a Healthy Start to the School Year

Summer is a wonderful time of year. And, summer in Central Minnesota is unrivaled. As fun as summer can be, it is also a time when routines and schedules tend to go out the window as children enjoy a welcome break from school. As you prepare your children to go back to school, it can be helpful to have tips to help guide you in getting your children ready for the fall. If you want your kids to have a healthy return to school, consider following these helpful tips for a strong start to your student's educational calendar year. 

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April is Autism Awareness Month


Did you know 1 in every 88 is effected by Autism? And if you're a male, your chances of being effected are five times higher than if you're female. Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a disorder that affects individuals of all ages. In fact, it's the fastest growing developmental disorder in the United States.

As a parent, it’s important to understand what signs to look for. I can’t stress the patient/provider relationship enough, and this topic is certainly no different. People will wear blue and light up their communities for World Autism Awareness Day on April 2. Will you help support this cause with me?

Read on for more awareness and what to look for in your child...

4 Signs Your Little One Could Benefit from a Baby Chiropractic Adjustment


Babies wait for no one. They are developmental masters, quickly transitioning through growth stages and learning the world around them. If you’ve spent time around little ones, you’ll know its not uncommon to introduce a new skill or process one day and observe them mastering it a little while later. Babies are highly intelligent and hard-wired to observe.

Concussions: A Bang to the Brain


Concussions alter the way your brain functions. The word "concussion" itself was derived from the Latin word concutere, meaning to “shake violently.” Yikes, right? Concussions are not something to be shrugged off - ever. And because I feel so strongly about the education of concussions, concussion symptoms, and care, I'm going to dig into the science behind this traumatic brain injury - it's worth explaining.

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Concussions & Your Student Athlete

 

As your student athlete heads back to school, they also head back to their teammates, practice, and the playing field. Between the Johnnies, Blazers, Huskies, Tigers, Spartans, Saints, and Eagles – there’s certainly no shortage of athletics in Central MN. I love to take in a game, and I love helping athletes feel top-notch.