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Benefits of eating breakfast for kids

  Wake Up to Eggs: The Back-to-School Breakfast of Champions Sacramento Bee … number of scientific studies have found that the cognitive benefits of eating breakfast include improved memory recall time, better grades and higher test scores.i,ii Parents know that it’s essential to make smart breakfast choices so their kids … …More at Wake Up to Eggs: The Back-to-School Breakfast of Champions – Sacramento Bee                   Around the country you will start to find articles like the one above filling local newspapers and magazines.  Have you ever wondered why there is more attention being paid to Childhood nutrition? Nutrition has not only become an important topic due to learning abilities, there are also concerns of the rising epidemic of childhood obesity.  Have you been to a classroom lately and looked around?  It is not the same scene as we once knew.  To share an example of a recent study done on the topic, we look to Chicago on a recent law put into place because of the epidemic. CHICAGO — Laws strictly curbing school sales of junk food and sweetened drinks may play a role in slowing childhood obesity, according to a study that seems to offer the first evidence such efforts could pay off. The results ……More at Junk Food Laws May Help Curb Childhood Obesity: Study It is because of the press that we are starting to realize there is a strong coorelation between the food we eat and the Obesity that is plauging the children of the United States.  If you are a parent reading this and are concerned.   Great!!! The...

The “Synergy Approach” to Health

  Recently Synergy Health Chiropractic has added a new addition to the team of health professionals. Bernadette Lueck and Scaling Down  joined the Synergy Health team. The “Synergy Approach” is something like no other. Before explaining the Synergy Approach, we have to answer some really tuff but simple questions. Why would you want to address your nervous system, chemical system and physical system together synergistically? When looking at Chiropractic, there is never anything introduced from the outside in. The nervous system and brain are our master controls of the body. It is housed by an amazing structure called the spine and skull. Within every segment of our 24 vertebrae there are nerves flowing out to the body to control every process. It is pretty amazing to think that I can think about my beautiful wife and my nervous system will respond by making me smile, and talk to my heart to beat a little faster. In the same way we can create negative responses when thinking negative, hold bad posture, take in processed foods and so on. Chiropractic works in facilitating that nervous system. When there is dysfunction, negative responses or misalignment in the spine called a subluxation, it is up to Chiropractic to find and realign that system. This is only but a piece of the puzzle, however. The foods we eat create energy, deals with inflammation, nourish injured tissue and help our body fight off foreign intruders. A good example of how this works is athletic recovery. I have worked with Olympic and professional athletes, and what I have learned is they take their food almost as...

Avoid the “Diet Mentality” with Healthy Eating

By: Bernadette Lueck, Conejo Valley Nutritionist and Diet Coach, Owner of Scaling Down Synergy Health Chiropractic Guest Blogger The holidays are looming, and it’s that time of year again: this is the season when many give in to the overabundance of sweets, comfort foods and alcohol, only to find themselves seriously overweight by the end of the year. But not to worry, January is the time for lofty weight loss resolutions and better health, right? And when spring and summer approach, the motivations are all the greater to “diet” and lose that unwanted weight, right? This approach to dieting can involve radical changes in our eating habits, and is often accompanied by a good deal of anxiety, personal discomfort and lots of frustration. I, too, used to embrace these ritualistic eating habits. I rode the diet roller coaster for several years. After a good deal of frustration, I made a conscious decision that I no longer wanted to be in the ranks of the overweight, and committed myself to finding a better way to lose my weight and get healthy. I found that weight loss is attainable through good, nutritionally sound eating and healthy living habits. (You can read my story on the “Press” page of my website). Adapting good eating habits and healthier living takes some time and effort, but brings vastly better quality to our lives. It not only brings weight loss, but greater energy levels, clearer thinking, healthier looks, and the confidence of knowing that you have habits that you can easily maintain your entire life. At the core of healthy eating and living is abandoning...