*Substitutions to make your banana bread a little healthier for you!
- 2c. almond flour
- 1tsp baking soda
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/2 c. unsweetened applesauce
- 3/4 c. honey
- 2 eggs, beaten
- 3 mashed overripe bananas
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
- Lightly grease a 9x5 inch loaf pan.
- In a large bowl, combine flour, baking soda and salt.
- In a separate bowl, mix together applesauce and honey.
- Stir in eggs and mashed bananas until well blended.
- Stir banana mixture into flour mixture; stir just to moisten.
- Pour batter into prepared loaf pan.
- Bake in preheated oven for 60 to 65 minutes, until a toothpick inserted into center of the loaf comes out clean.
- Let bread cool in pan for 10 minutes, then turn out onto a wire rack.
Why Infants May Find Chiropractic Care Helpful
It is common to get strange looks from people when I talk to about taking infants to the chiropractor. I know what is going through their heads: Is it safe? Babies don’t have back pain. Do babies get adjusted the same way I do? These are legitimate concerns for any parent, but to answer them I will begin with the most important question: Why?
Being born is tough work. There are a lot of pressures and forces being exerted onto your baby during his/her journey into the world. Most people are surprised to find out that the first stress placed on a child’s neck and back is during the birthing process. An estimated 60-90 lbs. of force is used on an infant’s neck during “normal” delivery.
Do you think this could cause damage to your child’s spine and nervous system? Fact: The nervous system controls every cell and organ (heart, lungs, brain, stomach) in your body.
Have you watched your child play outside or with their friends? They run, jump, fall, roll, and tackle every day. Many adults that come to a chiropractor’s office show evidence of childhood injuries that can be the cause for their pain today. Do you think it is too early to teach your kids to take care of their teeth? When do you think it is a good time to have your child’s spine checked for serious signs of spinal imbalances or misalignments?
Fortunately, Chiropractic has had many positive results in children with common childhood problems. Problems like headache, scoliosis, asthma, colic, ear infections, asthma, and even some cases of behavioral problems respond well with chiropractic care. In fact, a recent study showed that children under chiropractic care suffered fewer ear infections than those whose parent took them to medical care alone.
Are chiropractic adjustments safe for children?
Absolutely! Because a child’s skeletal system is still developing, only light pressure is needed to adjust a child’s spine. The few minutes you invest in your child’s spinal checkup may save them before needless suffering now and in the future.
Birth, in its many different forms, can be quite traumatic. While each birth is unique, there is always a chance that the baby suffers some sort of strain, due to a variety of reasons. Even the most natural births can result in trauma that goes undetected.
What can cause birth trauma?
Very short labor, very long labor, failure of the cervix to dilate, use of Pitocin to strengthen/induce uterine contractions, use of forceps or vacuum extraction, or cord around baby’s neck.
Trauma that is left uncorrected, continues to impact a baby’s spinal growth and development, reducing the healthy function of his/her nervous system later in life, which could easily have been prevented.
What can nerve dysfunction from birth trauma lead to?
- Respiratory dysfunction
- Digestive disorders
- Difficulty nursing (impaired sucking, swallowing or head positions)
- Balance issues
- Sleeping difficulty
- Delayed developmental milestones.
~ Cole Bradburn, D.C. Pathways to Family Wellness magazine.