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Your Child and Chiropractic
Every baby needs to have a healthy spinal column. It’s the framework that will support your child throughout his or her growing years and adulthood. Studies have shown that newborn infants often enter the world with spinal trauma due to the birth process. Even under the best conditions, birthing can be difficult for the infant who has spent nine months cradled in the dark, warm “waterbed” of the womb. It’s very important to have your infant checked by a chiropractor shortly after his or her birth to be certain that there isn’t any nerve interference. Periodic checks should continue throughout your child’s lifetime.
Robert S. Mendelsohn, M.D., was one of America’s leading pediatricians and a vocal proponent of home delivery. In his consciousness-raising book, Confessions of a Medical Heretic, he discussed how babies born in the hospital are six times more likely to suffer distress during labor and delivery, eight times more likely to get caught in the birth canal, four times more likely to need resuscitation, four times more likely to become infected, and thirty times more likely to be permanently injured.
A study conducted by Luis E. Mehl, M.D., of the University of Wisconsin Infant Development Center reviewed two thousand births. Nearly half of these had been home deliveries. Fourteen of the home-born babies had to be resuscitated, as compared to fifty-two of those born in the hospital. And only one home-delivered baby suffered neurological damage compared to six of the hospital born babies.
The figures reveal the benefits of home delivery. This is why many chiropractors and their families select natural childbirth at home.
In 1987, the German medical journal, Manuelle Medizin, published a report of a study which examined 1250 babies five days after birth. Of this group, 211 suffered from vomiting, hyperactivity and sleeplessness. Upon examination 95 percent of these children had spinal abnormalities. After being adjusted, all the infants became quiet, the crying stopped, their muscles relaxed and they went to sleep.
The same report said that they found over one thousand infants with nerve interference in the upper neck area, which caused a variety of clinical conditions, ranging from central motor impairment to lowered resistance to infections – especially those of the ears, nose and throat.
In one case history, an eighteen-month-old boy suffered from tonsillitis, frequent enteritis, conjunctivitis, colds and earaches. Because of all these ailments he had trouble sleeping. After his first spinal adjustment, the little boy began to sleep through the night, and it wasn’t long before he was in good health.
Scientists are still learning how to accurately assess the damage to infants. They do know that slight pull on the neck during delivery can cause a subluxation that might cause damage too slight to be noticeable immediately. But eventually it might cause some learning disability.
The children who have been under regular chiropractic care get sick less often and less severely. They rarely miss days from school. Recent studies have also shown that they have fewer emotional and learning disabilities and other neurological problems connected with childhood.
In 1989, a study compared the patients of two hundred pediatricians with two hundred children who had been under care of chiropractors. Not only was the overall health of the chiropractic children superior to those who had known only medical treatment, but they also had fewer ear infections, fewer allergies, lower incidence of tonsillitis, and less need to be given antibiotic therapy.
Excerpt from Chiropractic First by Terry A. Rondberg, D.C.
Grilled Vegetable Salad
5 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for grill
3 sweet potatoes (about 1 ½ lbs)
¼ cup white wine vinegar
2 tbsp. capers, roughly chopped
Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper
½ head cauliflower (about 1 lb)
2 small beets, peeled
1 bunch asparagus, trimmed
1 5-oz package mixed baby greens
1/3 c. pitted kalamata olives
1 4-oz log goat cheese, crumbled
1. Preheat a grill to medium high and oil the grates. Microwave the sweet potatoes until just tender, 10-12 mins. Let cool 5 mins., then slice in half.
2. Whisk ¼ c. olive oil, the vinegar, capers, and a pinch each of salt and pepper in a bowl. Slice the cauliflower into small pieces. Grate the beets on a box grater.
3. Coat the asparagus and sweet potato halves with the remaining 1 tbsp. olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Grill the asparagus and sweet potatoes, turning, until charred, 3-6 mins. for the asparagus and 10 mins. for the sweet potatoes. Roughly chop them separately.
4. Toss the greens, cauliflower and asparagus with 3 tbsp. of the vinaigrette and a pinch of salt and pepper in a bowl. Divide among plates. Top with grated beets, sweet potatoes, olives, and goat cheese. Drizzle with remaining vinaigrette.
Taken from Food Network Magazine - July/August 2019