It is an exciting time for children at our Bellevue Chiropractic Office. We are blessed to have a new “office member”, Dr. Cummins’ baby daughter was born just this week! In welcoming Rose to our community, it is a perfect time to reflect on the miracle that each child is and our awesome responsibility to love and care for them the best we can. Rose just met her 94 year old great grandfather and her 89 year old great grandmother in good health yesterday. What a legacy we hope to guide her to follow. The following article says it so well, we’ll let you read on. Here’s to all the children in our community living for 70, 80, 90 years of their best health and beyond!
A Child’s Gateway to Health
Contributed by Dr. Brandon Roberts A 100 Year Lifestyle Affiliate in Deer Valley, CA
Every child deserves to live a healthy life. This is a key premise and focus of The 100 Year Lifestyle. The choices you make for them and the choices you teach them to make for themselves will be their gateway to a healthy or unhealthy life.
The good news is that by teaching them healthy choices, you will immediately help children live healthier. The bad news is that children are being bombarded with chemical, physical and emotional stress from day one. So much so, that this generation of babies may be the first in recent history to see a shorter life expectancy than their parents.
Birth trauma, prescription drugs, non-prescription drugs and toxins from the environment combined with an exponential increase in the number of vaccinations, can place babies in a chronic fight or flight, stress, reaction that can lead to all types of health problems. This assault on immune and nervous systems can cause them to fidget, chew on things inappropriately, lose focus, and experience irregular sleep.
The decreasing health of our children is alarming. 1 out of 6 children is labeled as learning disabled. 1 out of 8 is in Special Education classes. In the 1970s, 1 out of 25,000 children were diagnosed with Autism. In the 1980s the rate increased to a staggering 1 in every 2500. Today it is about out of every 50 for girls and every 32 for boys.
These numbers are absolutely unacceptable. There are millions of prescriptions filled each year for children. 25% of children in the United States are on a daily chronic medication. Many of these, such as Ritalin, are in the same category as cocaine and speed, highly addictive and considered to be a gateway drug. The number of recommended vaccines for children by the time they are 18 years old is now 49 doses of 14 vaccines.In 1989, it was only about 11 doses.
Ask yourself, “Are kids healthier now than they were 50 years ago?” They can be. If children were raised using The 100 Year Lifestyle model of FitN2ESS (Neurology, Nutrition, Endurance, Strength and Structure), they would be able to experience a life without limits and optimize the expression of their innate intelligence and potential.
Simple lifestyle changes can bring amazing results and focus. Drug use in children would be lower and they would grow up having faith in the incredible ability of the body to perform and function at its best without medication. Their potential would be limitless!
Start by eating whole, organic, nutrient-packed food, getting enough exercise and plenty of rest. Children have a lot of natural energy and not expressing this energy through creative play and physical activity can cause outbursts, stress and feelings of anxiety.
We live our lives based on the function of our nerve system. If it’s clear and there is no interference to it, the Innate Intelligence inside each of us will work properly. The millions of reactions that need to take place in our body every second of our life would flow unimpeded.
Getting regular chiropractic checkups and Lifestyle Care can locate vertebral subluxations in the spine and remove interference to the nervous system, making children more adaptable to the environment. Children living The 100 Year Lifestyle have the opportunity to live better, more productive lives every day for 80, 90, 100 years and beyond. Contact Cummins Chiropractic and Wellness, a licensed 100 Year Lifestyle Affiliate in Bellevue, WA to find help for your children and their future.
4. National Health Statistics Reports, #65, march 20, 2013
6. Official Recommended vaccine schedules by the ACIP, AAP, AAFP