Genetics & Your Health

Dr. Andrew Dodge has spent much of his time over the past few years delving deeper into the intricate workings of the body: our genes. Join us for this Periscope recording of one of his most popular presentations: Genetics & Your Health. He will talk to you about genetics, how they can affect your overall health, and how you can affect them! Dr. Andrew will walk through inexpensive and … [Read more...]

DIY Diaper Cream

This cream is a favorite in the Dodge household and we shared it at the 2014 OhBaby Expo in Harrisonburg, Virginia! In addition to being so good for baby's skin, it is also cloth diaper safe and awesome for grownups, too! We promised we would share it on our blog, as well, so we hope you enjoy! 1/4 cup coconut oil (we prefer Wilderness Family Naturals centrifuge-extracted, which you can also … [Read more...]

Staunton Office Moving!

Dr. Andrew Dodge is thrilled to announce that due to increased need for chiropractic care and holistic medicine in the Staunton/Augusta County community over the past two years, it is time for a little more office space! Starting September 1, you can find Valley Family Wellness & Chiropractic just downstairs in the very same building in Suite 302! Exciting additions include a Functional … [Read more...]

Summertime Chiropractic Care: Prepping for School

Summer is finally here! Longer days, no school, vacations, and relaxation! While your kids are shutting down and turning their brains off for the summer, now may be a great time for you to look back and reevaluate last school year and look forward and set goals for this coming school year. How did your child do in all of their classes? Were their grades, attitude, and attention all where you … [Read more...]

Chocolate Whipped Mousse

Dips are delicious. They just are. When you choose to make healthier decisions about your eating habits, dips are some of the first things to go, and planning for potluck-style parties can be difficult! We work to be gluten and dairy free in our own home, so we love this mousse-inspired dip to take to potlucks, for dessert, or for Mom's Night Outs at our office! (Sometimes we'll even throw it in … [Read more...]

Cloth Wipes Solution

This solution was shared at the 2014 Great Cloth Diaper Change held in Fishersville, Virginia, and it was requested that we share it on our blog, as well! We hope you enjoy! 1T unscented castile soap 1T V-6™ Vegetable Oil Complex 2 drops Young Living melaleuca alternifolia essential oil* 2 drops Young Living lavender essential oil* 1 cup water Mix all ingredients together in squirt … [Read more...]

So You Enjoy a Good Mom-Blog?

I love a good mom-blog: insightful perspective from the women who have been-there, done-that before you. What worked and what didn't. Some of the biggest mom-blogs out there right now are those that revolve around family health and wellness. You can learn everything from how to make your own beauty products (from animal lard, nonetheless!) to 1.9 billion ways (ok, maybe not that many) to use … [Read more...]

Childhood Development

  Those first two years are so important in your child's development! Did you know that chiropractic care can greatly impact your child's neurology during that time? Dr. Andrew is a chiropractic neurologist, and he has the ability to make that much more of an impact on your child's development! NOW is the time to begin chiropractic care for all children! "It is important to note that 65 … [Read more...]

Chiropractic for My Kids?

Many of our patients use our office as a "point of entry" healthcare system. They certainly still have a pediatrician or family doctor that they go to if the need arises, but many of our patients would prefer to use a more holistic approach to their family's healthcare so they will come to us first. Chiropractors (and especially chiropractic neurologists) can help parents understand baby's … [Read more...]

Health Tip: Water Filtration

How much do you know about the contents of the water you cook with, bathe with, and put into your body on a daily basis? Here are the most recent local reports from the area: Augusta County (2009) Harrisonburg City (2012) Rockingham County (2009) Staunton City (2012) Waynesboro City (2012) One of the resolutions we've made in the Dodge household is to improve the quality of our … [Read more...]