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Conscious Parenting – Ramblings from our first Pathways Connect Kelowna gathering of 2018

We had out first Pathways Connect Kelowna gathering of 2018 on January 30th. Here are some ramblings put together during my preparations for the event and from reflections afterwards. Pathways Connect Kelowna is part of a bigger movement organized by Pathways to Family Wellness. The focus is to elevate and educate families as they explore […]

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Paediatric Concussion Update

The British Columbia Chiropractic Association (BCCA) invited Dr Tommy Gerschman from Fortius Sport & Health to present an update on pediatric concussions for their members.  It was one of the better webinars I have attended in a while and Dr Gerschman – a board-certified pediatric rheumatologist with multiple certifications and designations in pediatric sports medicine – […]

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Sleep Support: Chiropractic Connection

The magic of chiropractic care for children and infants rests in the Autonomic Nervous System (ANS).  The ANS is split into 2 primary divisions: Sympathetic and Parasympathetic. The Sympathetic division is your SURVIVAL mode – Fight or Flight, go-go-go.  The Parasympathetic division is your THRIVE mode – Rest and Digest, eating-sleeping-pooping. We want both systems […]

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10 Ways to Have Sensory Fun in the Sun

Summer break is the perfect time to invest in your sensory system.  Neurosensory and sensorimotor integration (big fancy terms for the talk that goes on in your nervous system and between your brain and body) are absolutely critical for learning, focus, attention, and emotional regulation.  You can help feed these hungry sensory systems by… well… […]

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Growing a Snack Garden … with kids!

There is nothing that kids love more than to dig in the dirt, so why not use those extra little hands to help you in the garden. Children enjoy planting seeds, watching them grow, and harvesting what they have grown. The experience can help them to develop a love of nature and can have a […]

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Probiotics Aren’t Just For Pooping

The microbial revolution has begun!  After teams of brilliant scientists completely mapped out the human genome, they were shocked at what they DID NOT find.  The expectation was that once we decoded our DNA, we would be able to identify and treat specific genes to solve an abundance of diseases. What they found was not […]

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Healthy Fats for Hyperactivity

What your kid’s brain needs for optimum cognitive function Your brain is the fattest organ in your body. It is made up of mostly fat and water and it needs fat to thrive. Even the nerves that leave your brain and travel to the rest of your body are covered in a lovely lining of […]

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Autism and Nutrition

Like all children, children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) need to eat well to have the nutrients that they need to grow, learn, and develop. Every child with ASD has a different personality and set of abilities that may affect what and how much they eat. Children with ASD may be more sensitive to the […]

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