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...]

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...]

Common Childhood Ailments: Cutting Family Ties

So, my common childhood ailments series is going a little slower than expected (silly baby being born and everything), but here in our next installment I will be discussing something that I have been seeing more and more of lately: lip and tongue ties. This is an issue that strikes close to home with my wife and I. Our oldest son Luke had both a lip and tongue tie that put his nursing … [Read more...]

1st Birthday Bash Participants

We wanted to take the opportunity to thank some awesome local businesses who have donated door prizes to make our 1st Birthday Bash even more fun for you all! Be sure to show them support and say "thank you" next time you are out and about! Door Prizes All's Well Massage Studio Cool Breeze Stables Crafted in Grace Cranberry's Grocery & Eatery Dandelion Reflections Diaper Parties by … [Read more...]

From a Dad, to a Dad

Over the past few years that I have been a chiropractic neurologist I have noticed that husbands and fathers can be either a barrier to their wives and children receiving natural health care or their #1 supporter.  I wanted to write this blog to both introduce who I am, Dad to Dad, and to give you an explanation of what I view as my responsibilities as a natural health care practitioner. Being … [Read more...]

Where Should I Buy My Supplements?

I'm taking a short break from common childhood conditions to address something that I have seen a lot lately.  The questions of 1) where to get supplements and 2) if there is a difference in quality between brands are questions that I hear on a daily basis.  I will try to clarify things a little with this post. There are three main “classes” of supplements: the ones you can get at big box … [Read more...]

Valley Family Wellness & Chiropractic Announces 1st Birthday Bash!

We want to thank you all for helping to make our first year in the Valley such a success! We are helping people live more holistic, drug-free lives daily, and it is thanks to all of our VFW&C families! So come on out for a FREE morning of fun for the entire family! Activities include: Live music from Davie Sayre (http://davesayremusic.com/) Car seat inspection station with the … [Read more...]

The Quest for a Healthier Family: Deodorant

Yes, we are devoting an entire blog post to the stuff you put under your arm pits! Several years ago Dr. Andrew came home from chiropractic school and decided we needed to throw away all of our deodorant and replace it with healthier options. I couldn't understand what was wrong with my Dove deodorant! I smelled good, so it must be working. So my sweet husband explained to me that my Dove … [Read more...]