October 2012 – Back to School Health Tips Part II

Hi All,

October is here and with it comes the beautiful change of season.  I hope and encourage everyone to enjoy some time outside appreciating the beauty and peace of nature.  Make sure to take time to connect with your inner self and the world around you.


IKeep you spine in shape and you will be happyn addition to the beauty of nature, October bring with it my favorite holiday, HALLOWEEN.  For me it is a little sad as my kids are now both in middle school and no more Halloween parades but being a Pediatric Chiropractor, I get to dress up and have fun with all the kids and adults that come in.  As a little heads-up, Stern Chiropractic will be a very fun place to be on Halloween with fun decorations, give aways and me all dressed up and ready to rock.  Make sure to schedule your family’s appointment on Halloween!

This month we will continue our Back to School Health Tips with how much sleep do you and your kids need and the importance of a Healthy Nerve System to perform at your highest level, be healthy and have your greatest experience of life.


Are You and Your Kids Getting Enough Sleep?

Life is hectic with all that is going on in your Is your child getting enough sleepown life combined with all of the things in your child’s life including tons of homework, sporting practices and games, after school activities, plans with friends, religious schooling …

Even with all of this, it is VITAL that growing children (and adults) get enough sleep.

Why is it vital and what is enough?

The Benefits of sleep include

  • Time for healing
  • Emotional Relief
  • Improves Brain Function
  • Boosts Immunity

How Much Sleep is Enough?

The following times were found in the research and may not be exactly right for everyone but a good rule of thumb is that if you are waking up rested and refreshed, you are getting the right amount of good quality sleep.  If you are not rested and refreshed, you are either not getting enough sleep or the quality of your sleep is poor.


Hours of Sleep Needed

Infants and Toddlers                  13 – 16
Elementary School Age   Children                    9 – 11
Teenagers                           9
Adults                      7 – 8



Healthy Nerve System

How does your body know how to keep you balanced when you sit or stand, move yourNerve system interference is like traffic arm, adjust how many breathes you are taking so you have enough oxygen or how to digest food?

Everything you do is controlled by the Master Control System of your body, your Nerve System.  Like an Information Superhighway your nerve system passes messages from all the parts of your body, to the brain and back to where it came from.

What do you think would happen if there was Road Construction (Subluxation – nerve system interference) on your Information Superhighway?  

That’s right, information won’t pass freely and after a while, things won’t work right i.e.

  • ADD/ADHD or just can’t focus in school or at work
  • Allergies get worse
  • Get sick more frequently
  • Not performing your best in sports, activities, work or studies
  • Pain – back, neck, headaches, PMS …
  • Digestive problems – gassiness, bloating, indigestion, reflux, constipation …

The health issues you may experience are directly related to the body parts and organ systems whose communication connection has been cut off.  Click on this TTAT Brochure  to see a self assessment worksheet where you can relate any symptoms you may have to the areas of the nerve system that control them.


How Do You Address SUBLUXATION?

Kids NEED chiropractic careThe only way to get rid of subluxation is with a thorough chiropractic assessment (to determine where you are subluxated) and a specific chiropractic adjustment (to remove the subluxation).  A chiropractic adjustment will remove the Road Construction, freeing-up the flow of information and allowing your body to communicate, heal and function the way it was designed to.




Once I Have Been Adjusted, Is the Problem Fixed?

Take care of your spine & nerve system at least as well as you do your teethSimilar to the way your teeth require regular brushing, flossing and regular check-ups to stay healthy, your nerve system requires regular chiropractic care.  Subluxation comes from excessive lifestyle stressors that have become more than your body can handle.  The adjustment clears the interference in the nerve system but if you continue to have the same lifestyle stressors, you will continue to have Road Construction.

The CAUSE of the problem is your LIFESTYLE!




Getting to the Cause

Dr. Stern is a Board Certified Diplomate in Chiropractic Pediatric, Maternity and Family Wellness Care.  His specialty is Wellness care for infants through seniors.  In addition to performing a detailed evaluation of your health, your problems and your lifestyle using the latest technology in computerized nerve system evaluation tools, Dr. Stern will determine exactly what needs to be done not only to address your current “problem” but will also provide natural lifestyle solutions on how to STOP RECREATING THE SAME PROBLEMS OVER AND OVER AGAIN!


At least treat the Master Control System of your body as well as you do your teeth.

Schedule a Nerve System Check-Up for your family TODAY!


Our expertise will improve your family’s Quality of Life!

Call Stern Chiropractic to schedule your family’s health evaluation TODAY!


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