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naturopathic foodie salad

My Little Naturopathic Foodie

My Little Naturopathic Foodie

Eat your greens like my little Naturopathic Foodie!

Last night was a hit in the dinner department. The kids couldn’t get enough of this salad!
I sprung for wild pacific coho salmon and on the side the kids had jasmine rice with flax oil drizzled on top and some himalayan sea salt along with a colourful summer salad.

Salad ingredients:

  • 2 organic nectarines chopped into chunks
  • 1 avocado chopped into chunks
  • 3 handfuls org spinach
  • chia seeds (approximately 2 tbsp)


  • handful of cilantro washed well
  • 3 tbsp flax oil
  • juice of 1 lime
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 tsp maple syrup


Pile nectarines on top of spinach on one side and avocado on the other. Blend all ingredients of dressing then drizzle over top of salad. Top off with chia seeds.
naturopathic foodie salad

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New Mom after delivery with help from the Naturopathic Doulas at Erin Mills Optimum Health

Infant with GERD helped with Chiropractic

Infant with GERD helped with Chiropractic – Report on Recent Research Paper

Resolution of GERD in an Infant following Chiropractic Care: A Case Report &  Selective Review of the Literature from the Journal of Pediatric, Maternal & Family Health May 2016.

This case report highlights the chiropractic care of a 1 month old infant who was experiencing a medical diagnosis of GERD.  The little patient had a great response to chiropractic care.  After each Chiropractic visit the baby’s symptoms improved according to the mother.  The improvements originally lasted 1 day and then lasted up to 11 days before reappearing.  After 3 months of care the chiropractic appointments were able to be extended as the infant continued to improve.  The mother rated the baby’s improvement as a very great deal better on the Global Rating of Change scale.

What is GERD?

According to an international consensus group referred to as the Montreal Definition and Classification of Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease: A Global Evidence-Based Consensus:

Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) is “GERD was defined as a condition that develops when the reflux of stomach contents causes troublesome symptoms and/or complications.”

What Chiropractic techniques were used to help this infant?

The Chiropractors in this case series used digital pressure (touch with their fingertips) as well as an activator to adjust the subluxations in the infant’s spine.

The researchers referred to this as full-spine adjusting vis-à-vis modified technique to accommodate the patient’s size and unique biomechanics.

They also used abdominal touch referred to as a gastroesophageal pulldown to impact the stomach directly and cranial work to address the asymmetries in the baby’s skull.

Are there other Chiropractic studies on this topic?

This research paper also did a selective review of the literature regarding “acid reflux”, “gastroesophageal reflux disease”, “GERD”, and Chiropractic for children under the age of 17 years old.  They were able to identify 9 case studies / series that described improvements in children undergoing chiropractic care who were suffering with GERD type diseases.

Learn more about Chiropractic and kids?

Kids need Chiropractic too!

Failure to Thrive helped with Chiropractic

Palsy improved with Chiropractic care

Approach to constipation from Chiropractic perspective

-Dr. Callum Peever – Chiropractor in Hamilton and Mississauga

getting ready for the first day of school backpack and food ideas

Backpack Safety

Backpack Safety

A Backpack is an important part of getting ready for the first day of school – Here is information on how to use them properly

The Ontario Chiropractic Association puts out information regarding backpack safety each year. Backpacks are an important part of a child’s school life, but can negatively impact their spinal health if not used correctly.

We want our kids to grow up without injuring their spines!

  • Backpacks can affect your children’s health
  • Prevention is Key
  • Pack your bag properly
  • Put a bag on properly
  • Wear your backpack properly

Here is access to the pamphlet titled Pack it Light Wear it Right:

Pack it Light Wear it Right Ontario Chiropractic Association Handout PDF


Get your kids checked by a Chiropractor to ensure that they are ready for the demands of the school year after a busy summer.

Read more about spinal care for kids!

We are here to help,

Dr. Callum Peever – Chiropractor in Mississauga at Erin Mills Optimum Health

Chiropractic Care For Children

Five Myths About Chiropractic Care For Children

Five Myths About Chiropractic Care For Children

There was an article in the Canadian Chiropractor magazine in May 2015 that I would like to share with my patients in Mississauga.  The article is titled “Five myths about care for children” and highlights and responds to the myths associated with Chiropractic care for children.

The five myths that they highlight regarding Chiropractic for Children are:

  • Chiropractic care for children is new
  • Children don’t need Chiropractic care
  • Chiropractors use the same techniques on children as adults
  • There are no real experts in Chiropractic care for children
  • Chiropractors don’t collaborate with pediatricians and medical doctors

The last paragraph highlights it all regarding Chiropractic for Children:

“Chiropractic care for kids is not new. Children benefit from chiropractic care. Techniques for children are safe and nowhere near as forceful as they may be for adults. Many [Chiropractors] are qualified experts, and many child-focused chiropractors establish strong connections with medical doctors. The truth is, [chiropractors] can and do share the benefits of their profession with patients across the entire age spectrum.”

 Where is a great resource to learn more about Chiropractic Care for kids?

The International Chiropractic Pediatric Association (ICPA) is a great resource to learn more about Chiropractic Care for kids.  They have an excellent website and have great resources that I use as a Chiropractor as well.  The Pathways to Family Wellness magazine is also a great resource for parents looking for “Holistic Insights, Empowering Resources.”

If you have any questions that you’d like to discuss with me, I’d be able to answer them from a Chiropractor’s perspective.

Kids need Chiropractic Too!

Dr. Callum Peever

Rolling Over Already! With Help From Child Chiropractors

My son is now four months old and babbling up a storm! He surprised us (and himself) the other day and rolled over! I thought it must have been a fluke, there is NO way he should be growing up this fast, but sure enough he has continued to roll and is very proud of himself.

After overcoming my initial shock I knew I had to call Erin Mills Optimum Health and have him seen by one of the four child Chiropractors in the clinic. Since the adjustment he is able to hold his head up longer and steadier and continues to roll with ease.

Although I work here (and might be slightly biased) I love the care the whole family has received at the clinic. This isn’t a stuffy clinic but a full Chiropractic wellness centre located in Mississauga. The doctors are all trained child Chiropractors and have taken the time to educate me as a new mom what milestones we should be looking for to book in Chiropractic adjustments in addition to the routine maintenance.

Yvonne, new Mom and part of the Front Desk Staff

one of our smallest chiropractic patients from infancy to elderly

Kids can accomplish amazing things – Chiropractic can help

My brother recently sent me a video of a 1.5 year old child skiing that is quite amazing.

Another video that shows how some amazing things kids can achieve is professional wakeboarder Parks Bonifay waterskiing at 6 months+ 29 days old.

Parks Bonifay Documentary – Wake Teaser by VASentertainment

These feats are incredible to see, but would not be possible if a child was progressing through life slowly – unable to balance or turn their heads properly, unable to coordinate their movements. By checking infants and children throughout their life a Chiropractor can help children adjust to challenges that they are facing immediately.

This helps kids express themselves and accomplish incredible things at such an early age, if that is what they want to do (and their parents). And as children are learning new skills, it is even more important to get them checked regularly by a Chiropractor. This helps keep their spine and nerve system in check along the way. This can all be done naturally through gentle and specific Chiropractic adjustments.

What will your children accomplish?


Chiropractic Care For Kids

Kids Need Chiropractic Too!

There is a growing interest in Chiropractic care for kids.

We often see that when people experience how Chiropractic can help, they naturally ask if their kids would experience the same positive effect from our care.

The answer is yes! Kids need Chiropractic too!

Amazingly, children regularly experience an even quicker response to Chiropractic care than adults. This can be due to adults having poor habits ingrained into their lives and spines and children having such a high vitality.

Why do children get checked by a Chiropractor?

Children should be checked by a Chiropractor because of the importance of a child’s spine and nervous system. A properly functioning spine and nervous system is essential to good health. A Chiropractor can support the proper functioning of a child’s spine throughout their development naturally. This can greatly impact how a child grows and experiences life.

Children also should be checked often due to the incredible amount of physical, chemical, and emotional stresses that they have to adapt to while they are growing and learning their new world.  Read below for some milestones that are important to get a chiropractic check up for your baby.

Insure the health of the next generation with regular family chiropractic care.

The late Larry Webster, D.C., the father of chiropractic care for children and founder of the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association, wrote numerous articles on the need for chiropractic for children. He said that there are six times in a baby’s first year of life when spinal examinations are especially important:

1. After the birth process.
2. When the baby starts to hold his/her head up.
3. When the baby sits up.
4. When the baby starts to crawl.
5. When the baby starts to stand.
6. When the baby starts to walk.

Learning to walk can certainly create some spinal stress on our little ones!

Here is a video of Dr. Callum Peever’s little girl learning how to walk at 1 year old.  All the little stumbles certainly add up! This little girl is fortunate that her father is a Chiropractor and can help ensure that her spine and pelvis stays subluxation free!


With all you do for your newborn child, please ensure his or her spinal health with a chiropractic spinal checkup.  We can help in Mississauga at Erin Mills Optimum Health. We look forward to meeting your little one! – Contact Us.

For information on chiropractic and healthy birth visit the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association at http://www.icpa4kids.org.  – Dr. Callum Peever has attended some ICPA events and commented on them here.

Curious about Chiropractic care for children?

In this blog we discuss and link to common myths associated with Chiropractic care and children.

International Chiropractic Pediatric Association for Adjusting Kids

I had the opportunity to attend an ICPA conference in Toronto for adjusting infants, toddlers, kids, and children. It was great to learn more ways to analyze an infant and toddler’s spine for subluxation. It always amazes me how incredible the human body is when you can input such a gentle touch and have such an incredible reaction to a child’s body functioning.

The majority of the testing was comparing muscle tone of identical muscles from left to right to determine what the body was attempting to do. If the body was attempting to move an Atlas (the first vertebrae in the neck) from right to left but was unable to accomplish this because the joint was resisting the movement then this is identifiable through gentle touch by a trained Chiropractor. The specific and corrective adjustment supports the body in its attempt to align the spine.

As the tree is bent so grows the tree.

The importance of having a child’s spine checked for subluxations regularly was also highlighted during the course. Not only is the birth process challenging for a mother but for a baby too. The earlier the spine can be checked for any subluxations the less time the body has to function in a poor position. Also, the rate at which kids grow is astounding. My daughter is almost 6 weeks old as I write this and I am trying to slow time down as I watch her change, grow, and learn. As she starts to experience life and learn new things her body and spine will be put under new strains and she will experience more falls, slips, and twists. By checking her regularly for subluxations in her spine I plan on making life as enjoyable and positive for her. Also, these small mechanical and neurological skills she is learning so quickly are being ingrained into her nervous system everyday and at every moment. If she is in a poor position or is subluxated in her neck or pelvis these movements will develop imperfectly over time. The longer these imperfect behaviors are left to time the more improper the behaviour will be as an adult. That’s why as a Chiropractor I am curious about an adults childhood history, as bad and good body habits in the past are one reason why you are who you are now.

Insure the Health of the next generation with regular Chiropractic care!

Dr. Callum Peever

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