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...]

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...]

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...]

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...]

Valley Babywearing Library: A Year in Review

Growing a family chiropractic office is a fantastically challenging and rewarding job, but one of the coolest things we've been able to do this year is help families all over the Shenandoah Valley gain more knowledge and a broader tool set to achieve their parenting goals! We are asked all the time, "What IS Valley Babywearing Library?" It is simple: it is a collection of about 25 ergonomically … [Read more...]