Back in School

Dr. Jess Rohde

Back in School

2 mins
October 12, 2020

With school well underway there’s a lot of things going through parent’s heads. Money for school lunches, school supply checklist fulfilled, clothes that for after the growth spurt over the summer, etc., and, unfortunately, sensory processing disorders, ADHD, and Autism are a worry for some parents. And then there’s COVID…

Did you know that a change in diet and chiropractic care could help set your child on the right foot for the rest of school year? 

Brain development has been something that I have been studying a lot lately with the delay in my own daughter’s crawling. In the past few months I have learned so much about 1) how much our diets really do affect our day to day lives and health, 2) how important tummy time is, and 3) the correct progression and development of the brain. Let me elaborate on these, point-by-point.

1) I know this is a very unpopular opinion in the dairy state, but dairy and gluten (processed, pasteurized, altered) can and do have a negative effect on our brains and bodies. They are unfortunately pro-inflammatory and therefore slow and alter the natural processes of the brain and body. 

2) Tummy time helps connect and develop the pathways to and from the brain. This of course matures these areas for later growth and development with learning and processing.

3) Our brains and bodies are wired to development in a certain way and along a certain timeline. For example, a baby should roll, sit up on their own, crawl, stand up and walk along things, and then finally walk on their own. If any of these steps are skipped or not progress as they should it can actually delay the growth of the brain, which could lead to slower growth and development later in life- sensory processing disorders, ADHD, etc. 

Adjustments also help the body grow and mature as it should!

As your children back in school, or you are trying to grow strong kids I suggest the following: 

1) Minimizing, if not eliminating, processed food and fill their bellies with whole food-fruits and veggies, free range beef and chicken. 

2) Get your little ones and you adjusted! Keep their spinal cord, nerves, and brain developing at its best! 

3) If you do have any questions about brain training and brain exercises you can do to help your children develop I would be more than happy to meet with you! 

Also, if your child does by chance have a sensory processing disorder, ADHD, Autism, etc. I’d also love to sit down with you and share with you the things I’ve learned recently!

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Dr. Jess Rohde

Dr. Jess Rohde is a practicing chiropractor in Thorp,Wisconsin.