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...]

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...]

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...]

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...]

Nourish Your Body: Final Tips

Continuing this three-part series about Nourishing Your Body, let's take a look at some final tips: Gluten Gluten has been in the news and talked about a lot recently.  It is most well known for its role in Celiac Disease.  But gluten is beginning to be looked at more and more as the culprit of so many other conditions including multiple sclerosis and Hashimoto’s (an autoimmune condition … [Read more...]

Nourish Your Body: The Next Three Rules of Nutrition

And so we will continue with the rules from my last post!   Rule#3 Eat Often This may sound like it flies in the face of what many diet programs tell you to do; however, this is the best way to eat for several reasons.  Eating smaller meals and snacks more often helps you to increase your metabolism. It does not have to be anything big - just a handful of almonds or a few carrot sticks … [Read more...]

Nourish Your Body: The First Two Rules of Nutrition

There are so many different diets and programs out there and every week you hear about a new miracle food or super food.  It can become very confusing and frustrating. Once you think you have it down, someone comes out with something else.  So my goal here is to simplify everything and give you a few simple rules to follow in determining what you should eat.  If you follow these rules your diet … [Read more...]