The Blog

Our wellness blog gives us the opportunity to regularly connect with you about our latest news, events, and healthy tips.

Probiotics

Probiotics

Diarrhea is never fun and can truly be a pain in the you know where! However, recent studies show that you can help prevent infectious diarrhea by following a several guidelines. Coming into close contact with the infectious agent by utilizing proper hygiene is...

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Four Things Every Youth Athlete Should Know

Four Things Every Youth Athlete Should Know

The truth is when I actually started thinking about writing this article, I contemplated beginning with, “15 things every youth athlete should know.” Truth be told, who is going to remember all 15 points of reference? So, to the cutting room floor I went, and this is...

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3 Simple Pre-Workout Tips

3 Simple Pre-Workout Tips

Not too long ago while at the gym, I overheard a conversation between two people and I nearly had to bite my tongue to not interject and offer up my opinion. They were talking about warming up prior to their workout. Their discussion went something like this: Person...

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Early Intervention in Berks County

Early Intervention in Berks County

Every child is unique and develops at his or her own pace. However it is important to be aware of fundamental milestones that are foundations for higher level learning. As a parent, it is a challenge to keep up with milestones and know when it is necessary to seek...

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Do You Poop?

Do You Poop?

As a popular children’s book says in its title, “Everyone Poops”…well, mostly! Unfortunately almost everyone experiences some kind of constipation throughout their lives. A recent survey shows that 16 percent of Americans and a third of those older than 60 suffer from...

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Are You Sleeping with the Right Pillow?

Are You Sleeping with the Right Pillow?

Sleeping wrong seems to be an epidemic in our society, at least this is what I’m hearing from my patients. Most of whom, at some point during their care, come into the office with aches and pains correlated to sleeping wrong. Maybe you can relate? I’ve previously...

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5 Things I Learned from My Kid

5 Things I Learned from My Kid

Children are great learners and even better teachers. These little human beings are just that...human. They have their own ways of doing things, their own way of talking, playing, and even moving. You can learn a lot from interacting and even simply watching children....

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Grab and Go

Grab and Go

Let’s face it, in today’s day and age, not many people have enough time to sit down and actually cook and enjoy a healthy breakfast. If your household is running around in the morning and watching the clock, grabbing something prepackaged or boxed up is more than...

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Toxic Cookware

Toxic Cookware

You’re getting ready to cook a healthy meal for your family... You have all of the ingredients at hand, cooking tools along with the pots and pans you need for cooking perfection. But take a moment and step back. Do you really know how safe your pots and pans are to...

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Exercising and Being Active

Exercising and Being Active

Exercising and working out are as mainstream in today’s society as drinking 8 glasses of water a day. Everyone says they should, everyone tries to do it but many just do not hit that goal. We all know it’s important to drink 8 cups of water a day and we all know that...

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Placing Yourself First

Placing Yourself First

Self-love is an area that most of us do not even consider until at some point it might be too late to realize you have been void of it. There is nothing wrong with putting yourself first even though most in our society may feel it is a selfish thing to do. It’s not....

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Beware of BPA! Negative Effects on Women and Children

Beware of BPA! Negative Effects on Women and Children

Bisphenol A, or BPA, is a synthetic chemical used in plastics such as disposable food containers, reusable water bottles, and medical equipment. BPA is also found in the coating used on aluminum cans which means canned foods and drinks can also be a source of this...

How is a Headache Like a Fire Alarm?

How is a Headache Like a Fire Alarm?

https://youtu.be/kKUp_vEZ3AM Your body can do some amazing things and a built-in warning system is one of the most important! We all have smoke and carbon monoxide detectors in our homes to warn us of danger and allow us to take the necessary action to keep our...

Do Helmets Help? Preventing and Treating Infant Skull Deformation

Do Helmets Help? Preventing and Treating Infant Skull Deformation

Plagiocephaly (a flattened skull on one side) or Brachycephaly (symmetrical flattening) affects approximately 20% of infants, and has become more common since parents and doctors started reacting to SIDS risks by placing babies on their backs for extended periods of...

Modern Parenting Pitfalls

Modern Parenting Pitfalls

A symposium at the University of Notre Dame recently presented some interesting correlations between modern parenting behaviors and effects on brain and emotional development of their children. When compared with previous studies, some current modern parenting trends...

Exercise Makes a Healthy Mom and Baby

Exercise Makes a Healthy Mom and Baby

What kind of exercise, if any is safe for the expectant mom? With warnings and restrictions posted everywhere from airlines to amusement rides, moms-to-be aren't exactly motivated to put their baby's safety at risk in the name of exercise. The prevalence and ease of...

Can Chiropractic Care Eliminate Ear Infections?

Can Chiropractic Care Eliminate Ear Infections?

Acute otitis media, commonly known as ear infection, is so prevalent among preschool-aged children and younger, that it is considered the top reason parents bring their little ones to the doctor, as well as the top pediatric ailment receiving antibiotic treatment....

Chiropractic Care from Colic to Migraines

Chiropractic Care from Colic to Migraines

Do you have a colicky baby? Chiropractic colic care may help. Even though colic is relatively short-lived in infants aged six weeks to four months, the triple threat of frequent screaming and crying for three hours a day, three days a week, for at least three weeks by...

Health for Mom and Baby: Breastfeeding and Preventing ADHD

Health for Mom and Baby: Breastfeeding and Preventing ADHD

There are numerous benefits when it comes to breastfeeding your baby, and now due to recent studies, we may be able to add ADHD prevention to the list of reasons why you should. ADHD, or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, is characterized by impulsivity,...

Hip and Pelvic Floor Dynamic Core Stability

Hip and Pelvic Floor Dynamic Core Stability

Dr. Jason Balthaser is here with a great exercise for any athlete that utilizes hip movement to decrease hip, low back/pelvic pain, and to improve mobility in the hips. Generally, hip movement exercises will need more space than other stretches. Before we get into the...

What is Toxic Shock?

What is Toxic Shock?

Although it sounds dangerous, toxic shock happens from a chiropractic adjustment. Core Health Berks is here to explain exactly what it is. Chiropractic care is one of the best non-invasive practices to have done to you. It is safe, natural, and effective. One of the...

Core Health Berks Loves Sensory Santa

Core Health Berks Loves Sensory Santa

Sensory Santa brings the joy to children of cognitive, physical, or emotional needs. For those who were not able to attend, Sensory Santa visited Core Health Chiropractic on December 7th, 2019. Last year, we had brought this event to our offices and it was a hit. So,...

Lower Back Stretches for Pain Relief

Lower Back Stretches for Pain Relief

If you're experiencing lower back pain or discomfort Core Health believes in taking a moment to stretch. We know back pain can come from stress on the lower back. It can come from sitting awkward in your work chair. How can you combat the pain? Of course, we want...