September 26, 2016

Natural Treatment Options for Asthma

There are natural forms of care for asthma for both children and adults, as this recent article on WebMD states: Vitamin D May Cut Risk of Severe Asthma Attacks

"Taking vitamin D supplements was associated with fewer hospitalizations or emergency room visits for severe asthma attacks -- from 6% to around 3%.Taking vitamin D supplements also reduced the number of asthma attacks needing steroid treatment.

There was no increase in side effects with the vitamin D doses given."

Besides Vitamin D, other types of treatment for asthma includes chiropractic care. It is a natural treatment that has been shown time and time again to help relieve and prevent asthma in many patients.

The stress from our daily lives puts excess stress on our bodies and our nervous systems. Chiropractic helps to reduce the stress on our bodies, reducing inflammation and increasing joint motion. Proper joint motion in the mid back is especially important for people with asthma as it increases rib motion, allowing more oxygen to be inhaled. With all joints moving and inflammation reduced as much as possible, our nervous systems can function properly which is essential for true health.

“I used to take Advair daily to control my asthma, but after one adjustment, I wouldn’t need to take Advair for at least a month,” Jordan, 28, Kehres Health & Chiropractic patient, said. “Ever since I have been getting adjusted regularly, I haven’t needed to take Advair or any other type of asthma medication.”

As asthma becomes more prevalent so does the use of asthma drugs. Unfortunately, these medications don’t come without a cost both physically and financially. Many asthma medications seem to reduce asthma at first, but ultimately mask the underlying problem while potentially causing life threatening conditions.

In 2010, due to safety concerns the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) required changes in four of the major asthma medications; Advair, Serevent, Foradil and Symbicort because of their potential life threatening side effects.

It is estimated that 22 million Americans have asthma, and more than 6 million Americans use one of the four medications mentioned above.

Elimination of dairy and inflammatory processed food has also been shown to greatly reduce asthma symptoms.

Consider chiropractic, Vitamin D and other types of natural treatment for asthma, to avoid the risk of potential life threatening side effects, especially with children.

Contact us at Kehres Health & Chiropractic in Saginaw or Midland to set up an appointment as we offer chiropractic care for all ages, Vitamin D blood testing and Vitamin D3 supplements. 

September 13, 2016

Saginaw breastfeeding resources

Breastfeeding offers a variety of health benefits for both the mom and baby, it can be a challenge but we are fortunate to have great resources in the Great Lakes Bay region to help. 

Covenant HealthCare hosts a weekly Breastfeeding Support Group Mondays at 6:30 pm and they are a designated Baby-Friendly hospital (only 1 of 12 in Michigan) which is a global initiative to support breastfeeding. If you live outside of Michigan, look for your local La Leche League USA for resources.

September 12, 2016

Can healthy lifestyle prevent cancer?

Did you know that if you live the typical American lifestyle then you have a 50% chance of developing cancer? Thankfully improving your lifestyle has shown to be very powerful at reducing your risk of cancer.
This study found that with exercise alone that 20-40% of cancers and upwards of 50% of cancer deaths could be prevented with proper exercise and a healthy lifestyle.
This study used 150 minutes of weekly exercise or 75 minutes of high intensity exercise!