Articles by Dr. Laura Hanson

Food Based Behavior

Food Based Behavior Did you know a food can actually cause you to act as if you have ADHD? Many kids and even adults who have been labeled ADHD are actually hypoglycemic. This is how hypoglycemia works: Your brain needs three things: It needs oxygen It needs...

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Infant Suffocation (SIDS)

One of the things more noticed in young parents is that there is a fear that their child will suffocate in their sleep and they won’t be able to get there in time. One important part of development is that your baby gets put down on their stomach, back, and both...

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Crawling

Many parents ask about crawling and if it is important or not. There is a sequence of events that must happen before a child will ever start to use the first movements of opposite arms and legs. If a child is crawling, it means that both sides of their brain are able...

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Effect Of Stress On The Brain Podcast

Dr. Laura Hanson, D.C., D.I.C.C.P., NDT, is a board certified chiropractic pediatric diplomat, neuro-developmental therapist, and has completed Master’s coursework in Nutrition. Dr. Hanson is recognized domestically and internationally through her personal teachings...

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Stress and the Sympathetic Nervous System

The sympathetic nervous system is an important part in our health. The sympathetic nervous system allows us to be able to handle threats or things that scare us. Stress is chemical, mechanical, and emotional. Mechanical stress, like lifting weights, has a positive...

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Turning On The Nervous System

Pediatric neurology has an interesting background. There are a group of reflexes that turn on the human nervous system. The wiring for all humans starts with another entity called central pattern generators which precede reflexes. I am here today to explain all of...

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The Balance Between CO2 and 02 In Children

In previous posts we have talked about the moro reflex, which activates three things in your neurology. arousal which matures up to attention and perception. it also activates the sympathetic nervous system. This reflex turns on around nine weeks of pregnancy and is...

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The Sympathetic Nervous System

As promised we are going to talk about the sympathetic nervous system. This is the heart of what I focus on in my practice. It is important in human physiology for us to understand the sympathetic nervous system.In the first four months after a baby is born, the moro...

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Why Children Meltdown

I have many parents come in and talk to me about meltdowns. There are many reasons why children have meltdowns. It is very similar to working with a baby. First you should always ask yourself if your child is hungry, tired, or if their diaper is wet. Those might be...

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