by Caroline von Fluegge-Chen
Does this sound familiar? With hunched backs and glazed eyes, your kids hide in their rooms glued to the computer. They channel surf mind-numbing TV programs with reckless abandon. The rapid-fire of non-stop texting punctuates every spare moment. Efforts to interact are met with grunts of indifference or snappy bursts of short-tempered aggravation. “Are we raising robots or children?” concerned parents begin to wonder.
Gadgets meant to enhance learning are now ruining children’s abilities to effectively communicate, process information, develop a rich imagination, and handle stress. The associated sedentary lifestyle leads to obesity, anxiety, depression, and other costly health issues. Are we creating a generation of adults whose academic success, earning potential and parenting abilities are severely hindered as a result of Communication Deficit Disorder (CDD) caused by electronic overstimulation?
This loss of cognitive, emotional and motor development does not sit well with Dr. Caroline von Fluegge, founder of Balance Atlanta Family Chiropractic in Buckhead. “The future of our society depends on the health of our children.” With 20-years of experience in neurology, biomechanics, nutrition, psychology, stress management, and sports performance, she uses her diverse expertise to create comprehensive wellness programs for individuals of all ages to improve mental acuity, physical stamina, and emotional balance.
“Let’s be smart about health: Rather than covering up or ignoring symptoms, find and correct the cause of the problem. Deliver the results with technical certainty. Educate and empower. Show compassion and respect. Relax, smile and always strive to make a difference.”
With that uplifting attitude, “Dr. C” (as she is affect