Fostering Natural Health for a Lifetime​

Pathways to Family Wellness is a fantastic publication that everyone should be reading. I am in awe of the articles, the authors, the ideas and topics that are covered with every magazine but most recently with the Winter, 2016 edition.


Articles in that edition range from the topic of natural immunity, to another article by Maya Shetreat-Klein, MD, who is the author of the book The Dirt Cure; then a short but significant blurb about the brain and immunity link; and another extensive and research-based article on the importance of gut health, the microbiome, in the infant and child. It went on to underscore the importance of the microbiome to the developing immune system, affecting the child’s overall health with the effect reaching far into adulthood.  Authors and contributors come from all aspects of science and healthcare.


“Pathways “ is primarily a chiropractic magazine but speaks to the larger audience, covering topics in a broad spectrum in science and healthcare that is chiropractic in nature, is highly informative and addresses natural approaches to achieving overall health and wellness.


Children and Chiropractic: We know how well children respond to chiropractic care and it is affirming to see that there is increasing empirical evidence about the value that children receive at the hands of a chiropractor…maternal pre-natal care as well as the gentle care babies experience after they come into this world and then as they continue with care throughout their very active years of growth.


Chiropractic eases those developmental challenges, monitoring and treating the growing and maturing child throughout those years, addressing any physical changes and challenges the child and young adult may experience.


Research supports preventive care and lifestyle changes:  We are in a wonderful era of expanding research into what creates and maintains health…what are the pillars of good health from the time you are born that sustain you throughout your lifetime? The bottom line and basic recommendations from the data collection, research and good science that we access is that we have got to be more proactive…good health does not need to be elusive. Prevention and promoting a healthy lifestyle is the key to avoiding “disease-care” while adding quality and longevity to our lives!


Let’s ask ourselves…what are we learning and what can we do to enhance our life experience as adults and start our little people on the pathway to a lifetime of vibrant health and wellness?


Supportive data is everywhere: The information is there, everywhere in the various publications and in the media. The evidence is irrefutable. Let’s learn from it and use the information, develop tools, and implement strategies to improve our health, impact our overall health and wellness and enhance the quality of our lives. Our children, families and communities can all benefit!  


The Cycle of Life: We are learning - and sometimes just affirming what we have already known or observed. We are becoming more aware about the mind -body connection. We have greater understanding of the importance of how we are nurtured in the womb, how we come into this world sometimes with some challenges already embedded in our DNA, how we are fed and culturally influenced when choices are made by caring and loving adults during those years when we are not making decisions for ourselves. When we become adults then reality kicks in and those choices become ours…we can be self-determined and even transform our lives by making those decisions that directly affect our health and wellbeing.  Our physical and emotional entities are intertwined.


Nervous system link to Immune system: There is a huge emphasis in research on the link between our nervous system, our emotions, our immune system and our functioning as a complete organism where all parts are important to the whole body and mind. Each of us is a compete “package’ and needs to be looked at as a” whole entity”.


So much to explore: I am excited about doing a series of blogs on so many of these topics that have such a direct impact and importance on how we live our lives and how we can positively affect and improve the quality of life…. every day and every year.


How can we as individuals take control of our health and incorporate the many benefits of chiropractic care, and implement the proactive and conservative, non-invasive and holistic chiropractic approach to achieving and maintaining excellent health and wellbeing for a lifetime? Through chiropractic care, good nutritional and lifestyle choices and taking control over our health we can live longer, healthier and more fulfilling lives.


Let’s talk about that! Let’s talk about choices! Let’s have that conversation!


The keys to unlock our health potential are within our reach. We just need to connect with them and open the doors to a new, more robust and healthier life!


Topics we are going to cover:

  • Immunity and the Nervous system
  • Natural solutions for pain control
  • Joint pain, movement and nutrition support
  • Chiropractic care for every phase of life
  • Massage and stress relief
  • Healthy body, healthy mind


I’m excited about sharing my years of education and experience, my genuine care about how we can all work to enhance the quality of our lives, individually and collectively, and how we can continue to share what we learn in every life experience with the others that we are connected to.


In this age of Facebook and Pinterest…we are all connected and we can have a profound impact on all of those who we touch.


Wishing you happy days and good health!


Dr. Meredith Bakke


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