Resources for Children's Health (01)
Is Chiropractic Care Really Safe for Children?
This PDF file article at TotalBalanceChiro.com was written by Dr. Sarah Weber of NPNParents.org. According to Dr. Weber, parents bring their children to a chiropractor for various reasons. This includes ear infection, colds, fevers, sore throats, asthma, and others. After explaining how chiropractic care works, she cited two studies conducted by the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association that suggested that there were no complications related to chiropractic care to children. Dr. Weber said that she had child patients that showed improvements after she gave them chiropractic care. However, she emphasized chiropractors don't treat diseases but rather identify and remove subluxations.
The Cause of Lactose Intolerance
Lactose intolerance is cause by a lack of lactase that helps break down milk sugars. The production of the enzyme lactase can be hindered by certain digestive diseases and injuries to the small intestine. In some cases, children can be born with the inability to produce lactase. In children, lactase deficiency develops naturally over time when after about the age of 2 years, the body begins to produce less lactase. Also most people do not experience lactose intolerance or milk allergy symptoms until they are older.
What You can Do About Lactose Intolerance
There is not a treatment to improve the body’s ability to produce lactase, but symptoms of lactose intolerance and milk allergies can be treated with a proper diet, which can include ingesting lactase enzyme tablets before drinking milk or eating dairy products. This site also includes a section about how people with lactose intolerance can get their calcium and gives the recommended daily dietary allowance of calcium, and gives foods in which to find calcium that will not upset the digestive track of those with lactose intolerance.
When It's Time To Call The Chiropractor
With Buzzle.com's web site offers visitors a wealth of chiropractic information through a series of article links. At this site, you can find clear and detailed information on a wide variety of chiropractic topics, including its general definition and purpose, when a chiropractor may be necessary to treat your pain, treatment options open to children and even animals, its benefits during pregnancy, where to look for information on how to become a chiropractor, tips to ensure a quality chiropractic consultation and information on posture and its importance to our overall quality of life. The site also includes helpful links to other forms of alternative medicine. For a Santa Monica chiropractor, see Cooper Chiropractic Wellness Center at the corner of Sanata Monica Blvd. and Bundy Drive.
Kids and Foods: The Healthy Food Pyramid
Teaching your children about healthy foods is important, and this site called ChooseMyPlate.gov by the United STates Department of Agriculture helps them see what foods to eat, and how much to eat. The site includes fun ways to teach children about the food pyramid, and there are sections for kids six to 11 years old, and for preschoolers two to five years old. There are games and posters to download, as well as worksheets and coloring pages. Classroom materials are also available so teachers can teach kids about the food pyramid.