‘Tend and Befriend”

July 1, 2021

Have you ever heard of the phrase ‘Tend and Befriend?’ The discussion around how our nervous system responds to stress often involves the phrase “fight or flight,’ but ‘tend and befriend’ is another form of the same stress response — mostly seen in women. You may relate to ‘tend and befriend’ more than you do…

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How Chiropractic Affects Balance and Coordination

June 18, 2021

A daily testimonial we hear at Pure Light is that our people are experiencing improved balance and coordination. ⁠⁠ Our mountain bikers, trail runners, and rock climbers notice they have up-leveled their game and are surpassing personal records and reaching new heights.⁠Parents are thrilled to see their kiddos excelling at BMX biking, soccer, snowboarding, skiing,…

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The Power of Natural Labor and Birth

June 18, 2021

The power of natural labor and birth is coordinated by the hormone, oxytocin.⁠⁠This hormone gradually causes the uterus to contract throughout labor, allowing the birth process to unravel.⁠Oxytocin is regulated by the parasympathetic branch of the central nervous system. ⁠⁠Stress and tension in the neuro-spinal system can lead to a sympathetic-dominant mother. ⁠⁠Simply put, a…

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Over Stressed Nervous Systems

June 9, 2021

When our nervous systems are overly stressed, sleep can become very challenging. No one likes to toss and turn all night or wake up in the middle of the night and not be able to fall back asleep. It can be discouraging when you feel you have tried everything to help get some good rest and…

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Surrender

June 7, 2021

Surrender. Surrendering is a principle we live by.  It’s simple, yet so complex. We stopped trying to manifest our reality and we let go of what we thought we wanted.We simply asked the highest power to show us the way. Instead of shaming ourselves that our vibration was not high enough or blaming ourselves that…

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5 Self-Care Tips for Parents:⁠⁠

June 1, 2021

5 Self-Care Tips for Parents:⁠⁠ 1. Don’t sweat the small stuff – let the little things go. It truly does not matter how many missing socks there are, how the towels are folded, or how many missing pieces there are to all the toys. Parenthood is a marathon and all you can do is one…

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Let’s Talk Labor

May 28, 2021

What starts labor? ⁠⁠It’s not like there’s an email blast sent out to the body.⁠⁠It’s not like an alarm clock goes off.⁠⁠ It’s so very common to hear from an expecting mama that they are getting induced if labor does not start naturally by a certain date.⁠⁠ Reasons for induction vary from medical concerns, to…

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Plant the Seed

May 28, 2021

“The intuitive mind is a sacred gift and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift.” ~ Albert Einstein⁠⁠ We are big proponents of allowing your children to have an abundance of unstructured play. Let them doodle without guidelines, to be curious,…

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The Power of Tonal Adjustments

May 20, 2021

“I try to tell my friends and family about how your care is different from other chiropractors but it’s so hard to explain. What is it called?”⁠⁠ We hear this question all the time from our patients and parents of patients. ⁠⁠Most people have never experienced low force, lighter touch, instrument assisted and drop table…

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The Top 4 ways to Optimize Your Family’s Health⁠⁠

May 19, 2021

The Top 4 ways to Optimize Your Family’s Health⁠⁠ 1.) Sunshine – 10 minutes of direct sun exposure on as much skin as possible with no sunscreen every day! You heard that right. It’s HEALTHY to sunbath in moderation. ⁠⁠2.) Dirt & New Environments – Bare feet in the dirt or grass for 30 minutes…

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