Tips to Stay Well this Winter, Naturally by Dr. Kristin Marchman

Tips to Stay Well this Winter, Naturally by Dr. Kristin Marchman

Tips to Stay Well this Winter, Naturally by Dr. Kristin Marchman As a chiropractor and mom to two little boys, I am constantly researching ways to keep my family healthy, especially this time of year.  The key to health is creating a foundation that allows the body to express pure wellness, which in turns helps increase immunity to fight disease. Staying active, eating right, drinking plenty of water, and getting adequate rest must come first.  If your body is not taken care of to begin with, anything you put into it will not work as effectively. Chiropractic care is a great way to keep your immune system functioning at its optimal level.  It is common knowledge that chiropractic helps with back pain and headaches, but it goes much beyond that.  The spine and nervous system are in direct correlation with the immune system, so keeping your spine aligned helps to keep you and your family healthy.  It’s as simple as that. What we put into the body is of utmost importance.  In addition to a healthy diet, there are a few other immune boosters that we can add to our regimen, especially this time of year. Whole Food Supplements  First are whole food supplements.  I recommend a base multivitamin as a start, specifically one that is catered to your gender and age group, because it’s impossible to eat a perfect diet and get the nutrients we need every single day.  During the colder months, it is especially important to add extra vitamin D3 and vitamin C to your daily intake.  Be sure to choose whole food supplements so they are...
Monster Jam 2016 Atlanta GA: A Review

Monster Jam 2016 Atlanta GA: A Review

Monster Jam 2016 Atlanta GA – January 9th 2016 Cumming Local was given the opportunity to review the Monster Jam 2016 at the Georgia Dome through complimentary tickets from Feld Entertainment.  Greg and Finn attended the show together on a Daddy/Son Night.  This past weekend, Greg and Finn attended the Monster Jam show at the GA Dome. The best way to describe it is with Finn’s words…”Best night EVER!” Needless to say he had a blast. The show is pretty loud, we learned last year that they needed to wear noise canceling headphones. Wearing the headphones totally helped that! Here’s what Greg had to say about the event: “Monster Jam 2016 was awesome! From the first moment we showed up at the Georgia Dome it was non-stop action! It started with the fireworks to grab our attention and didn’t stop until the final event Our eyes were glued to the trucks! Each event provided its own unique experience. If two massive trucks racing is your thing, you will love the racing event. Or if you prefer creativity and watching the monster trucks do tricks, then freestyle would be your event. Or maybe you just like the whole thing, like us! No matter what you like, it was is a great show for any age to enjoy from start to finish (including adults). I would definitely recommend this show to my friends and family.” I will say that it was a late night. The guys didn’t get home til close to 11:30pm. But it was worth it. Here’s a picture that Greg snapped on the way home. Do you think you had fun or what?...

Merry Christmas from the Walkup Family!

Merry Christmas from my Family to Yours! As Christmas is approaching, I wanted to wish you all a very Merry Christmas! Becoming the new owner of Cumming Local has already been such a blessing to me and my family. I’m really enjoying getting to know you all. And it’s already such a joy to keep you up to date with things to do, places to go, and small businesses to support here in Forsyth County. Enjoy the time you have with your family and friends this week. Soak it all in! Before you know it this Christmas will be over. And stay tuned, I have lots of new and exciting things coming in 2016. An announcement will be made in the new year! If you are still looking for things to do this week, check out the following posts: Ten Things to Do This Christmas: This is a top ten list of the things to do in Cumming GA during Christmas 2015 Christmas in Forsyth County Round-Up: Here’s our full line up of all that’s going on in Forsyth County. This list is organized by date. Forsyth County Christmas Eve Church Services: If you do not have a church home for Christmas, this list will give you plenty of options to choose from. Volunteer Opportunities: There are plenty of opportunities to give back during the week of Christmas. Don’t forget that Act Together needs volunteers to help wrap gifts. You can find out all the details on that here. Christmas Light Displays in Cumming GA: Looking to go see some awesome Christmas light displays? Here’s a round-up of the places to go in Forsyth...
How To Use Doterra Essential Oils

How To Use Doterra Essential Oils

I have been using Doterra essential oils now for about 10 months. These oils have helped my family and myself. They help to promote wellness in my family. We have used them to ease muscle aches, stop bleeding, heal bruises faster, sleep deeper, kill germs, and so much more. I’m asked all the time what oils are used the most. So I thought I would highlight how I use essential oils to care for myself and my family. Wild Orange/Purify or Lemon/Lemongrass: I have either of these blends running in my house daily. They smell fresh and lighten the mood in the rooms. Lemon/Lemongrass blend helps me to be productive. OnGuard rollers: I roll my kids and myself daily with a roller of OnGuard. This oil blend supports a healthy immune response. Sleep blend (Vetiver, Serenity, Bergamot): I used to take Ambien or Benedryl to sleep every night. Now I just roll this blend on my feet and wrists before bed. It helps me to fall asleep fast and stay asleep all night. Balance and Serenity: These two oils are put on my wrists a few times a day. It helps me to stay calm all day long. Cuts/Bruises blend: This blend I put into a spray bottle. It’s a mix of Frankincense, Lavender, and Melaleuca with fractionated coconut oil. Vitamins: Oh the vitamins! How I love thee. These vitamins have given me so much energy. And I have stayed healthy since I’ve been using them as well. Skincare line: I’m currently using the skin care line from Doterra. And I really like it. It makes me skin so smooth and I haven’t had a...
Sick Day Ideas for Kids

Sick Day Ideas for Kids

Sick Day Ideas for Kids My daughter woke up with a certain barking cough a few nights ago. She got herself so upset that she threw up. Sweet girl! I knew she had croup by the sound of that cough. Every time my kids are sick I struggle with how to keep them resting so they can recover. I thought I could share my ideas on how I help them to feel better and maybe you can share your ideas with me. I don’t like just sitting them in front of the tv for hours though sometimes that’s all that will work. These are my sick day ideas for kids. Please share with us any more ideas we can add to the list. {Affiliate links included} Ideas to help their body fight viruses: Treating a virus: I make up a blend of my Doterra oils – 2 drops each of Frankensense, Lavender, Lemon, and Breathe with 1-2 tsp of a carrier oil. I apply this to the throat area, back, neck, and chest every 2 hrs until until bedtime. At night I diffuse lemon and breathe to help promote clear breathing. To learn more about Doterra essential oils, read this post. And if you are interested in ordering or trying any oils, please let me know! I’m happy to help you and your family. Ideas to keep them still: Movies: Of course I had to list this as it’s the best way for them to be still. But let’s be honest after a movie they need to have a break from screen time. LeapFrog pen: We love this pen and...

Goodbye … and See You Again

Goodbye … and See You Again It’s been 5 years since I started working on this little ol’ website called Cumming Local.  November 18, 2015 will actually be the 5th anniversary of it being live, but that summer before I was diligently working behind the scenes – reserving domains, setting up accounts and working with the site designer.  And doing research.  Lots and lots of research.   And lots more research. I had two little kids at home, had just started staying home with them full time, and was constantly looking for things to do and places to go with them.  I remember how frustrating it was to not find the information I was looking for all in one place.  At the same time, I saw all the hard work my sister in law at Skin Solutions was putting into her new locally owned business and I had a desire to support small businesses owners, like her, as much as possible. I figured if I was looking for things to do, places to go, and small businesses to support here in Cumming GA & Forsyth County, SURELY other moms and dads had to be as well.  And with that, I launched Cumming Local {becoming more local}. And what a fun journey it’s been! We’ve published over 2000 blog posts, had dozens of Girl’s Night Out Events, some family events, lots of great conversations on Facebook with our over 6000+ fans (THANK YOU!!), and posted too many Calendar of Events to even count!  It’s been a fun five years. But a lot has changed in these five years.  I still have...