As many of you know, Dr. Seth and I have three wonderful children, ages 7-11. As a mom, everything I do and learn is centered around making their bodies and minds as healthy as possible within the information I have available to me. Some of you may know that all of our kids have food sensitives of one kind or another. The main offenders in our house are gluten, dairy and artificial coloring.
Now my FAVORITE holiday is coming up: Halloween. It is the opportunity to pretend to be someone else for a day, and to have everyone else go along with it! What fun!! Not only that, but we get to parade around town, showing off to our neighbors and friends our pretend selves, AND get rewarded for it! With candy!! Oh… wait….. None of it will I allow my children to eat.
I could write a whole blog on just the health effects of GMO’s, sugar, artificial coloring and unhealthy fats. I will save that for another day. Instead, I wish to empower you as parents and caregivers of children to not let them gorge on these neurotoxic, inflammatory and hormone disrupting candies. Even doling them out over the course of a month still puts these offensive and disruptive chemicals in to our children’s bodies.
I have a life hack for this: Switch Witch.
Now, Switch Witch is not my own idea, but it has been adopted into my family’s tradition of Halloween with very little or no complaint.
Here is how it goes: We get dressed up and go Trick or Treating!!! What fun! When we get home, Dr. Seth and I go through their treats and take out things they can have and any toy items they may have received. Then, we leave out their trick or treat buckets on the table and the Switch Witch comes and ‘switches’ out the candy that they can’t have with some higher quality candy and other toys/items. (Santa Claus style.)
It’s really that simple. They look forward to see what surprises Switch Witch has left for them, and I donate the candy to a friend or send it overseas to our troops. My kids never feel like they have missed out on a childhood tradition and I keep their endocrine systems working better. Everyone wins.
I hope that you see this and maybe give out something other than candy this year, or have Switch Witch come to your home. You won’t be disappointed, I promise.
By: Dr. Bri Duga
Most nights, after we finally get our three kids in bed, Seth and I will relax on the couch and recount our day. Our conversation goes from the kids, to the office and, often to what important information we have learned in our study of health and wellness that we wish to share with each other. Seth and I are always working on our own personal health journey, and I feel very blessed to be able to share it with him.
One incredibly key aspect to health is nutrition. I started down the rabbit hole of food with my daughter’s gluten intolerance and my son’s auto immune disease. I have learned so much, and although modern science is catching up to what we already innately know about a whole food, natural diet, I think the sticking point exists in learning how to apply this in our modern American culture.
Hippocrates said “Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.” However, he forgot the foil to that statement, which is “Don’t let food be your poison,” Which it emphatically is in our culture.
The food groups that cause the most amount of inflammation in our bodies are Grains, Dairy and Sugar. Ask you average American what they had to eat yesterday, and you will inevitably get an answer that is heavy in one or all of those three groups. Why do we eat these particular foods so much? It’s simple. They are cheap, tasty, shelf stable and readily available without having to prepare it ourselves. In the excess in to which we eat grains, dairy and sugar, these foods are our poisons.
Go ahead and google Anti – inflammatory foods. You will see a list of colorful foods such as Asparagus, cabbage, lemon, sweet potato and Brussel sprouts. No where will you see bread, muffins or cakes.
Pre- biotic foods help to feed the helpful bacteria in our digestive system. Did you know that you have more bacterial cells in your body then you do human? That makes us a symbiotic organism! Your gut bacteria like to eat onions, garlic, berries and flax seeds, just to name a few.
When I end up eating something that I know is more on the poison side of the scale, boy do I feel it! It usually takes up to a day or two, but I notice that I feel cranky, lethargic, tired, have mental fog, less patience with my children, insomnia, depression and less motivation….. Does any of this sounds familiar? Do you ever feel this way? When you do, does the sound of an invigorating workout sound like fun, or like a punishment? Do you find yourself reaching for a quick fix like coffee, sugar, bread, pasta, chocolate or alcohol? If you do, I promise you, you are not alone.
By eating the right fuel for our bodies (read: real food, not processed) will you find the vitality and energy to do all the things that your life requires of you without feeling weighed down by the invisible inspiration stealer: inflammation.
I have spent years trying to find a bridge between the concept as food for fuel and food for fun. This is part of my wellness journey, and I finally have some great ideas to share. We will be hosting some cooking classes in our office during the month of May. Wednesday May 9th and May 23rd at 12:00 noon, Dr. Seth will be sharing some of his favorite Vitamix receives. On May 15th and May 29th at 12:00 noon, I will be teaching how to use the Instant Pot. All events will be held at our office at 249 Main Street, in South Berwick, Maine. If you are not currently a patient, please RSVP to 207-704-0298 so we can make sure to have enough food for all!
By Dr. Seth LaFlamme
I happen to be a huge George Carlin fan. For those of you who don’t know, his language can be quite blue, and he is known for his famous “7 Things You Can’t Say on Television” bit. After I became a chiropractor, I gained a new appreciation for his “Fear of Germs” routine. He uses very salty language and doesn’t pull any punches, so just be forewarned if you decide to YouTube it.
Even in a time where most people are aware of probiotics (beneficial bacteria that help gut and immune function), we still seem to waging an obsessive-compulsive war on germs. I love how George puts it: “…everybody’s running around scrubbing this and spraying that and overcooking their food and repeatedly washing their hands trying to avoid all contact with germs.” The mental image I get is a Woody Allen type character with a face mask and a bottle of hand sanitizer and a little travel packet of sani-wipes for doorknobs.
Could it be that we need to relax just a bit? Let’s get cozy with germs for minute.
-Bacteria are an essential part of digestion, especially Lactobacillus. They help us break down and absorb foods.
-Bacteria live in you, on you, all over you. In fact, there are ten times as many bacteria that call you home as there are your own cells. Ten times.
-These bacteria that coexist with you are an important part of your immune system, forming a sort of barrier that keeps harmful invaders out.
-The strongest form of immunity comes from exposure and beating an infection.
-There is a growing body of evidence that keeping kids too clean can harm their future health…that dirt and germs can actually protect against disease.
Look this stuff up. A simple Google search with bring up sources like the New York Times, NBC News and PubMed. I’m not just talking crazy here.
Yet, I think we’ve fallen prey to hyped up marketing efforts to sell us chocolate scented hand sanitizer, bleach cleaners of all types, wipes, swabs, sprays and more. And of course, there are the ever strengthening newer antibiotics—you know, to fight the superbugs we created by overusing the old ones. Alexander Fleming, in his Nobel prize speech for his accomplishment with penicillin predicted the very state we’re in. And it’s not just antibiotics that create stronger and stronger infectious agents, but all the “anti bacterial” chemical agents we use all the time. Sometimes we need this stuff, but not on a constant basis. Let’s talk some sense.
You just chopped up a package of grocery store bought conventional chicken. Should you wash the counter? You bet! Do you need super duper disinfectant to do it? No! Vinegar will do the trick.
You just were out gardening and got your hands dirty. You notice the year’s first ripe cherry tomato. Do you run inside, scrub your hands and wash the tomato? No! Is there bacteria on it? You can count on it, but the bacteria in dirt is good for you! Wipe your hands off and eat the darned tomato. Feel you immune muscles flexing…it feels good.
You shake hands with someone who’s obviously under the weather. While getting sick is good for you by exercising your immune system to keep it in good working order, you don’t want more than your fair share. Do you wash your hands with antibacterial soap and then douse them in sanitizer? If you want to breed the next generation of indestructible mega bugs, then go right ahead. However, washing your hands with good ol’ plain-jane soap is all that’s needed. Physical removal works just fine.
If we just calm down a little bit and put down that spray can, perhaps we’ll all have more competent well-oiled immune systems, and learn to make friends with the little one-celled beasties that have been given an overly bad rap.
There’s so much to this story that a little blog post doesn’t begin to cover it all. But I hope it makes you think, and look around. Do some digging….literally!
Here, let me get you started with the web search. Enjoy: https://www.google.com/search?biw=1211&bih=867&ei=c5S7Wq-FFYS2sAWujZigBA&q=health+benefits+of+exposure+to+germs&oq=health+benefits+of+exposure+to+germs&gs_l=psy-ab.3..33i22i29i30k1.1743755.1760556.0.17616188.8.131.52.184.108.40.206.4545.26j20.47.0....0...1c.1.64.psy-ab..3.75.4620.6..0j0i131k1j0i131i46k1j46i131k1j35i39k1j0i67k1j0i20i263k1j0i22i30k1j0i10k1.101.jx1a2dtFAn4
By Dr. Seth LaFlamme
As a man, I can only pretend to fully understand what it’s like: to go to the store, only to leave without the one thing you went there for; or to have to have everything written down or else it’s gone forever. To lose the sharpness of the mind you have come to count on your whole life. Sounds like a real bear.
If you think about it, though, this would be a real hamper to survival for both mom and baby. If mom couldn’t think quickly when a sabre toothed tiger was coming in fast, both would be dinner instead of flourishing happy alive humans. So perhaps ‘mommy brain” is not what nature intended, but something else.
Being the science geek I am, as I was reading “Grain Brain” by Dr. David Perlmutter (mind blowing), something he wrote really stuck with me. I’m paraphrasing, but the brain is mostly fat (~60 by weight) and 25% of that weight is cholesterol. The references in his book are a mile thick, and I’m not going to turn this into a research paper.
The Brain is mostly fat….hmmm.
Cholesterol aside (you’ve got to read his book), it got me thinking about Omega 3’s, which are an essential fat (meaning your body has a hard time making it) and another large percentage of the brain. Particularly, DHA which is the stuff myelin is made of (the stuff that coats your nerves so they can work correctly and quickly), which comprises about 15% of the brain’s total fat content. DHA is vital for speedy and proper brain and nerve function.
This got me wondering: if mom’s diet is deficient in DHA, where does the baby get it?
From healingourchildren.net I found this elegant summary:
You may have heard the folk wisdom that during pregnancy the baby will take what the baby needs from the mother's body. While it's easy to brush off this statement as untrue, it is actually partially true. If the mother is not getting proper nutrients during pregnancy, the baby will actually "steal" the nutrients she has stored in her glands, bones, and muscles, depleting the mother's limited supply of such nutrients.
For instance, a mother who is not getting enough calcium during pregnancy is probably not going to have a brittle-boned baby. Instead, the baby is going to leach its necessary calcium supply directly from its mother's body, which will leave the mother with weaker bones and a much higher risk of developing conditions like osteoporosis in the future.
So Baby is the new generation. Mom’s biological priority is to ensure Baby GETS what Baby NEEDS at ANY COST. If a baby can leach calcium or iron from the mother’s body, what about DHA?
From a study published in Reviews in Obstetrics & Gynecology indexed in PubMed called Omega-3 Fatty Acids and Pregnancy by Coletta et al: “Omega- 3 fatty acids are transferred from the mother to the fetus during pregnancy, thereby depleting maternal stores.” And according to Dr. Serallach, another expert in prenatal and postnatal nutrition, “On average, a mom’s brain shrinks 5 percent in the prenatal period, as it supports the growth of the baby.”
Holy Cow! And what is the effect of all this?
From good ol’ Wikipedia (The Docosohexaenoic Acid page): “DHA deficiency is associated with cognitive decline.” Furthermore, “DHA levels are reduced in the brain tissue of severely depressed patients.”
WHOA! Mommy brain and postpartum depression? Talk about killing two birds with one stone!
So, there are all the links: Baby takes what baby needs. Baby needs LOTS of DHA to build a healthy brain. There is LOTS of DHA in mommy’s brain. If mommy isn’t eating DHA, baby will get what baby needs…seemingly, in this case, from MOMMY”S BRAIN. Mommy is left with Mommy Brain. Sound like a zombie movie at this point? I know many moms who would certainly say it feels like one.
Listen, this is not a peer-reviewed research paper. This blog post is merely a thought experiment that turned into something more. It really looks like there’s something to this.
How much DHA per day? Experts differ in their recommendations, but anywhere from 300-890 mg seem to be the range. Since there’s no drawback to higher levels, I would stick with a higher number.
Which one? There are scads of brands to choose from. I wouldn’t go with the off brand from the local discount store. After a lot of research, we have determined the very best in the business to be Nordic Naturals, which is what we carry in our office (and we carry their top pharmaceutical grade product). It’s what we recommend and what we take ourselves. Now we have another reason why! So you can get it right here.
Is this a cure to mommy brain? No. Are there compelling links suggesting getting your DHA would be a REALLY good idea? Emphatically yes.
If you’re pregnant, thinking of becoming pregnant, or are still struggling to get your mental chops back, getting enough DHA is a really good idea. And who knows? Maybe you’ll start remembering what you went into the kitchen for, or that Tommy’s baseball game got rescheduled for Sunday. Or maybe, just maybe, you’ll remember that mommy can’t take care of anybody if she doesn’t take care of herself first and get your butt back to your favorite chiropractor for nervous system reboot STAT J
Either way, I hope you enjoyed the ride and got a little food for thought.
Happy clearer thinking!
By Dr. Seth LaFlamme
When you look at the images below, one is familiar and the other…maybe not so much. When people find out we have extensive postgraduate training in pediatric chiropractic, people often say, “But kids don’t have bad backs!”
On the other hand, we don’t think too much of the image of the middle-aged guy holding his back and grimacing except to maybe think, “Welcome to the club.” The question is, how does one end up joining this club, or the migraine club, or the bum knee club, or the ADHD club (you get the idea)?
That dude on the left used to be a kid once, maybe something like the boy on the right. If he’s like most Americans, this isn’t his first go-round with his bad back. While some people can seriously injure themselves in one major traumatic incident like a car accident or a serious fall, chances are this guy—let’s call him Ed—chances are Ed had a story that went pretty much like this:
Ed was born in a hospital, pretty much like every other American kid. If you asked his mom, she would say he had such a round, perfect head from the C-Section that brought him into the world (she will likely not remember the odd sensation of her body being lifted slightly off the table from the fairly aggressive force required to pull Ed out. Ed was a little blue and didn’t start breathing right away, but a few smacks on the butt, and he was crying like a champ. No harm done. All of his baby pictures show him with his head cocked a little to the left side. Ed also crawled a little weird, scooting on half his bottom like a crab baby. The pediatrician said it was a normal variant, and everybody thought it was cute. As he got older, Ed would still wet the bed from time to time and wake up crying with severe pains in his legs. They figured he’d “grow out of” the bedwetting and the “growing pains” too. Nobody thought to question why it should hurt to grow, and why only in the legs, and sure enough, it seemed to eventually go away. Later on, Ed really developed a passion for football and in junior high made the school team. He seemed to sprain his right ankle a lot in practice, and one time got hit really hard from the side and twisted his right ankle and his knee really bad. The coach told him to “walk it off,” so he did. From then on, he ran a little funny with his right foot splayed out a little farther than it should be, but he still made varsity by the time he was a sophomore in high school. He would often have to ice his knee after games, and his back would be a little sore after hard running with full pads on. Ed soon got an after school job to save up for a car so he could go out on dates. We worked for a local landscaper raking, digging and lifting heavy bags of mulch all day on Saturdays and some afternoons when he didn’t have football practice. After a heavy day of work, he would sometimes wake up with excruciating cramps in his right calf. By his senior year, he would sometimes get a little tingling in the side of his right foot. With more schoolwork, he also would get headaches whenever he tried to read for more than half an hour. As a result, he mostly avoided doing homework, and his grades were so-so. He skipped on the idea of college, because he figured even more book time would be unbearable, so he got a job in construction. He was great at his trade, but started feeling really sore in his back especially working on ladders. Sometimes it would seize up on him, and he found that if he twisted it just right, there would be a huge pop, and he could get it moving again, downing a couple ibuprofen to take the edge off the next few days while the episode passed. This went on without much change every ten or twelve months for years. Ed started his own business as a builder, got married (Wife, Jennifer), had 2 kids (a boy, Reggie and a girl, Sophia), started taking them to various practices, concerts and recitals. Then one day, after winning a race at her track meet, Sophia ran and jumped into Ed’s arms. She had done this ever since she was big enough to walk, and it was one of Ed’s favorite things to catch his little girl, give her a big hug and twirl her around like a princess. This time Ed could barely keep his feet, let alone twirl. The searing pain shot all the way down his right leg and exploded across his back just above the belt. He hobbled home, and after a few days when it didn’t get much better, he went to his doctor, and was prescribed muscle relaxers and anti-inflammatories. These helped a little, and after a couple more days, he was able to get back to work. By this time, he had a crew working for him, so he was able to take it a little easier, even though it bugged him to do so. In the meantime, less activity without a change in diet meant Ed was gaining weight, and his blood sugar was starting to creep up (unbeknownst to him). The inflammation from high blood sugar started to push up his blood pressure and cholesterol as well. As Reggie and Sophia started thinking about college, Ed started noticing that every day his back was sore, regardless of staying off ladders at work, and he had to stay in the shower with the spray on his back until the hot water started to run out just to be able to move enough to start his day…the twisting trick didn’t work at all anymore. As he was able to do less and less without pain, he lost some of the impressive strength he had always relied on from his football days that carried him through many a twelve hour day trying to get a job done on time. He avoided heavy lifting to try not to injure his back, but one day when half his crew came down with a nasty stomach flu, he had to jump in and run shingles up a ladder himself. The exertion felt good, and he was happy to be getting his hands dirty. He got home that night bone tired but feeling like a million bucks. After a quiet dinner together with Jennifer, (The kids were away at a youth group outing) they sat down to watch their favorite show together (Game of Thrones) and hit the sheets. Ed was out like a light. At 2:49 AM Ed sat bolt upright with the worst pain he had ever felt stabbing him in the back and searing down his right leg. Jennifer had to help him out to the car to get the Emergency Room. He wet his pants on the way there, and again in the waiting room, and he noticed his inner thighs and crotch area were feeling numb. The doctor told him he had a massive disc herniation in his low back causing something called cauda equine syndrome, and he would have to go in for emergency surgery to remove the herniated disc material and remove the back portion of the bones (laminectomy) to relieve pressure on the nerves to try to restore his feeling and bladder function. The surgery went without complications, and over time, Ed recovered, and was thankfully able to control his bladder again…the doctors said it was very lucky that he didn’t wait to come in, or he could have lost function permanently. The pain in his leg was gone, but he had residual numbness in his right outer leg and foot and his back pain was still about the same, if not a little worse. It was also in the hospital they found his blood sugar to be well over 100 fasting and his cholesterol and blood pressure going through the roof. They put him on metformin for the pre-diabetic condition, blood pressure meds and statins. More time passed, Ed’s blood numbers kept needing higher doses of medication, and Ed wasn’t always the best at remembering to take the pills. Over time, he started to forget what day the game was, the name of his current client, and other small things that were never a problem for him (a potential side effect of statins medication). He would often joke that at least he didn’t forget his anniversary or his own name. He mostly supervised at work, which was OK, because he had lots of work, and two crews to keep an eye on, so he did a lot of driving and sitting figuring estimates. His weight kept going up, and his back started hurting a lot worse from all the sitting. Finally, it got so bad, he was only sleeping three or four hours a night. He went back to the doctor, and was recommended to get another surgery on his back…a spinal fusion this time. Unfortunately, this surgery was not so successful, and Ed had to start walking with a cane, as his right leg was getting weak and his back couldn’t take unsupported walking without fairly intense pain. By this time, Sophia and Reggie were away at college, and Ed and Jennifer drove a lot to their college games, and ate a lot more stadium and diner type food than usual. Ed started feeling pressure in his chest, and a little difficulty breathing at times. The day of Reggie’s college graduation came, and on the drive up there, Ed suddenly felt pain in his left arm and a massive pressure in his chest like an elephant was sitting on him. Ed spent the day of his son’s graduation being treated for a massive heart attack.
My big question to you is: when did Ed join the club? What you answer to this question is directly related to why we are so passionate about seeing children in our office, and why we have over 150 hours of postgraduate training in Chiropractic Pediatrics from the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association (ICPA). You see, Ed used to be a little boy, much like the one in the picture at the top of this article, but little signs of trouble were never noticed or corrected until they became a huge problem. We can help kids like Ed, or kids like yours. In short, we can intervene early, before this whole familiar story plays out and change it. We can help your kids grow up without your problems. We all want something better for our kids. It’s what drives most of us through harrowing days at work and taking on second mortgages to pay for college. Here at Great Works Chiropractic, we also want something better for your kids. You just have to bring them in to see how we can give them a new story with a much happier ending than poor Ed.
This story could just have easily been a little girl with colic who developed severe menstrual pain in her teens and struggled to conceive and start a family, or a boy with ear infections who developed severe migraines and had such poor balance as a senior that he fell and broke his hip. The specifics are played out in millions of different ways all across the United States. The exciting thing is that we have an opportunity today and every day to rewrite the future.
March is Kids’ Month here at Great Works Chiropractic, so keep your eyes open for our video on pediatric warning signs that they may need to get checked by a pediatric chiropractor coming soon.
By Dr. Seth LaFlamme
The skies are gray, the sidewalks are slick and the front steps are caked with ice. Yup, it’s slip and fall season again.
Many of us hit the slushy puddle, pop back up and keep going, hoping nobody saw us. Of course the wet butt gives us away.
But for many of us, a fall is much more serious. As we head into our fifties and beyond, more and more of us are at risk for serious injury, or perhaps a broken hip. For still more of us whose balance may not be quite what it used to be, ice is not even needed to precipitate a fall. It may be nothing more than an uneven bit of ground, and down you go.
That raises some very important questions: What is balance, anyway? Why does it tend to decline as we age? What can we do about it to retain our mobility and independence?
Balance is a very complex interplay of many different systems. Here’s a quick rundown that is by no means complete, but starts to illustrate how many moving parts have to work together exactly right:
So in a nutshell, bad balance isn’t just a trait someone may or may not have. It’s a sign of potentially serious dysfunction in the way the person is perceiving the world, themselves in it, and the position and movement of their own body. There are potentially many other problems that accompany this, as nearly all bodily function involves proprioception and motor output—digestion, behavioral control, and appropriate modulation of pain perception to name just a few.
But let’s focus in on the obvious issues of staying on your feet and avoiding potentially serious injury. If you have bad balance this is a definite concern. Doubly so in the retired population.
So, what can you do to maintain good balance if you have it, or try to keep it from getting worse, or maybe even improve it if yours is not so good?
1: If you don’t use it you lose it! How many times has this been said? It’s one of the most truthful truisms that ever got labeled as truth. That holds especially true for the human nervous system. Be regularly, if not almost constantly, active to the safe limits of your current ability. If all you can do is walk with a cane, then walk the heck out of your neighborhood, and walk to the corner store instead of driving. If you can safely stand on one leg, do it for fun…watch people stare in the grocery line. Dance, move, shovel snow, juggle…do stuff! Living through little screens all day kills the parts of your brain that allow you to survive in the real world….literally. Our bodies are merciless in eliminating what it sees as waste, including unused muscles and parts of the brain. Very quickly, whole arenas of function get torn down and thrown out to conserve energy and raw materials (not such an issue in modern society, but your physiology doesn’t know that).
There are lots of great resources on the internet. Some more simple and effective solutions can be found here: https://www.prevention.com/fitness/fitness-tips/6-ways-improve-your-balance
2: Get checked! General self-care tips can only take you so far if you have specific systemic failures. Here at Great Works Chiropractic, we are trained in advanced functional neurological assessment and treatment to assess the sensory (proprioceptive, oculomotor, vestibular, etc.) and motor (muscle control and coordination) aspects of human function. If any of the systems if failing, we can create a program of in-office care followed by home care to strengthen them and get them back up to speed.
After that, all that’s left is to run off and join the circus!
Or at least walk with confidence. Maybe the high wire next year. ;)
Questions? Curious? Mention this blog post to get a free 15-minute consultation with me in our office. Just call 207-704-0298 to set it up. We’d be happy to help keep you on your feet. Literally!
Great Works Chiropractic (GWC) is now offering a unique experience to the community- the opportunity to relax, reboot, and strengthen their busy brain with a Brain Spa. Brain Spa is a powerfully effective mind development tool designed to help users overcome the ill effects of the fight-or-flight response while achieving physical, mental and emotional balance. The Brain Spa headsets utilize sound frequencies and light synchronization to help guide users to the perfect state of balance between the left and right brain. Over 1000 doctors across the world use this technology with their patients.
Brain Spa utilizes four of the five senses – sight, sound, smell, and touch – to bring users into the most relaxed and stress-free state of mind currently possible. The soothing atmosphere and brain-balancing experience are specifically designed to neurologically complement the chiropractic care patients receive at GWC.
“Today, people spend thousands of dollars enhancing their bodies, but do little to improve the quality of their thoughts,” says Dr. Seth LaFlamme, owner of Great Works Chiropractic. “The truth is, we can accomplish far more by managing brainwave activity and mentally rehearsing the positive, productive and healthy lifestyle we all want. The majority of users report stress relief, healthier sleep patterns, improved memory, improved learning ability and concentration, a sense of calm, increased focus, and increased physical energy.”
With the headset over closed eyes, and headphones over the ears, users are immersed in a perfect mixture of light and sound frequencies. Eyes will be treated to a beautiful light show while users listen to specially designed music, part of the guided Brain Spa process. There are over 700 programs to choose from to help change habits and behaviors including smoking, over-eating, insomnia, and sports success.
For more information about whether the Brain Spa process could work for you, contact Great Works Chiropractic at 207-704-0298. GWC is located at 248 Main Street, South Berwick, Maine. www.greatworkschiro.com
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