August 2023 Newsletter

August 1, 2023


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Enjoy the benefits of chiropractic – the largest natural, drug-free, surgery-free, expressive healthcare system in the world. 


More and more families are discovering that periodic chiropractic checkups and adjustments promote health and healing without drugs or dangerous medical treatments.


More and more people are turning away from symptom treatment and choosing natural ways to achieve and maintain health.


Are you tired of taking drugs and getting the medical runaround? Welcome to the world of chiropractic – discover how natural health can be!


This Issue’s Table of Contents


  • It’s As Easy As 1,2,3

  • We Do Something Unique

  • Did You Know?

  • Just the Essentials 

  • Traditional Eating

  • Chiropractic and Childhood Sports Injuries

  • Researching Chiropractic

  • Success Story

  • Humor

  • References




It’s As Easy As 1,2,3.


Your body possesses a healing ability that can dwarf the feats of the world’s greatest doctors. Your body is the world’s greatest doctor. Numerous studies and clinical reports show that your body can heal any disease or condition. The same power that can heal a cut is capable of treating cancer. No better healer exists than your wisdom-filled being. The body, however, needs to be permitted to express its healing potential to its maximum.


  1. Subluxations interfere with your ability to reach your healing potential. These tiny misalignments in your spine interfere with the nerves that make up your body’s communication pathways, limiting the body's ability to perform its job optimally.


  1. Chiropractors are specially trained to locate and correct or adjust subluxations. This frees your body’s healing potential. Our goal is to permit your body to function better – not to ‘treat’ a symptom of malfunction. DC means Doctor of Chiropractic, but many people say it stands for “Doctor of Cause.” When your chiropractor switches on your internal doctor, you have more energy for healing, and you come closer to reaching your inner potential. This is why it is crucial for everyone, young and old, to be checked for subluxations by a Doctor of Chiropractic.  For some, it may be the difference between a life of high energy, vitality, and good health and a life of fatigue, low energy, and disease. It can make all the difference in the world!


We Do Something Unique


We, chiropractors, do something other primary healthcare providers aren’t trained to do. We are specially trained to locate stress in your body that can interfere with your health. These stressors are called subluxations. Subluxations are tiny, commonly occurring misalignments or distortions of your spine and structural system that can interfere with the nerves that carry messages throughout your body. 


Subluxations are dangerous because they may impinge (“pinch”) the nerves that connect your brain and spinal cord to your muscles, bones, joints, ligaments, discs, glands, and other internal organs. This can diminish your overall body function.


How can you tell if you have a subluxation? Some subluxations are associated with pain or malfunction, but many don’t cause pain or apparent symptoms. 


For example, imagine you have a vertebra out of position, causing nerve pressure that affects nerves going to the stomach. Your digestion may be impaired, your stomach may be “nervous,” and you may have ulcers or other conditions, yet you feel no back or spinal pain. This is because not all nerves carry pain messages.


As this illustration shows, your heart, lungs, kidneys, intestines, bladder, eyes, ears, throat, and other internal organs are connected to your brain by many nerves that emit from your brain and spine. The connected systems will suffer if these nerves are irritated by a subluxation.


For over a hundred years, the recorded benefits of subluxation correction include the successful treatment of ear infections, asthma, allergies, cancer, heart disease, ADHD, autism, headaches, backaches, digestive problems, vision and hearing problems, as well as improvement of overall immunity, balance, brain function, concentration, IQ, energy—and many more.


Did You Know?


Antibiotics and Roundup™

Your body’s digestive system works best when you have a strong, diverse gut microbiota of healthy bacteria and other beneficial microorganisms. An optimal digestive system is essential for a healthy immune system as it is crucial in helping your body absorb and use nutrients while also working to eliminate toxins. 


Two major threats to healthy gut microbiota are commonly used in this country. Both antibiotics and the product, Roundup™, the herbicide, can greatly damage the vital organisms in your gut. Roundup™, a product used throughout the US in home gardens and commercial farms, contains glyphosate, which acts like an antibiotic and damages the intestinal microbiota. 


To combat the negative effects of antibiotics and glyphosate on your gut, your body must repopulate the bacteria and other microorganisms damaged by treatment or exposure. To avoid the contamination of glyphosate from Roundup™, commit to eating organic, non-GMO foods and always thoroughly wash produce before consumption. Regularly incorporate foods high in probiotics to heal and strengthen your gut microbiota. These foods are often fermented; popular examples include sauerkraut, yogurt, kefir, apple cider vinegar, kombucha, miso, pickles, and kimchi (always check labels to ensure you buy probiotic-rich brands).


By removing the contamination from Roundup™ and working to build and support gut microbiota, parents have reported autism, asthma, and childhood illnesses improving. 


Just the Essentials

Embracing Essential Oils in August: Top Reasons for Seasonal Integration


As we settle into August, the peak of summer, incorporating essential oils into daily routines can enhance health and well-being, relieving common seasonal challenges. Harnessing the therapeutic properties of these natural compounds during this specific month can yield significant benefits.


Firstly, essential oils can be an effective tool to cope with August's heat. With its cooling and refreshing properties, peppermint oil has been shown to help lower body temperature and reduce heat stress. (1) a study published in the Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition has demonstrated that peppermint oil improves exercise performance, respiratory function, and focus, making it an ideal companion for summer workouts. (2)


The second compelling reason to use essential oils in August is their ability to repel common summer pests. Citronella oil is known for its insect-repelling properties and is recognized by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as a biopesticide with a non-toxic mode of action. (3) By diffusing citronella oil outdoors during barbecues or evening relaxation sessions, one can enjoy summer events with minimal disturbance from mosquitoes and other insects.


Lastly, essential oils can support relaxation and stress relief, aspects particularly beneficial during the vacation season in August. Lavender oil is renowned for its calming properties and ability to promote sleep. (1) Diffusing lavender oil in the evening can help foster restful nights, enhancing overall holiday relaxation.


In conclusion, essential oils are natural, beneficial agents in tackling common August concerns, from heat stress to pest control and relaxation. Understanding and harnessing their potential can optimize your summer experience, making August a truly rejuvenating time of the year.


Traditional Eating


What foods cause a heart attack?


Most cases of heart disease today involve a heart attack or myocardial infarction (MI) —a blood clot in a coronary (heart) artery causing a blockage and death to the heart muscle. 


Most people don’t realize that MI was almost nonexistent around 1910. That’s right – nobody was having heart attacks. However, by the year 1930, MI caused a total of 3,000 deaths. Then, by 1960 that number reached 500,000! At this time, MI was the US's #1 cause of death. Stroke rates also increased; the cause of MI and stroke is similar: blockages in the large arteries supplying the heart and brain. 


Why did this happen? Nutritional changes in the American diet.


Paul Dudley White, MD, "the father of modern cardiology,” helped found the American Heart Association and introduced the electrocardiograph machine to America. He made these remarks at a 1956 American Heart Association televised fund-raiser: 


Heart disease in the form of myocardial infarction was nonexistent in 1900 when egg consumption was three times what it was in 1956, and corn oil was unavailable...I began my practice as a cardiologist in 1921, and I never saw an MI patient until 1928. Back in the MI-free days of 1920, the fats were butter and lard. And I think we would all benefit from the kind of diet we had when no one had heard the word ‘corn oil.’ (4) 


The changes in diet were two-fold: firstly, people began consuming fewer protective fats like eggs, lard, butter, and tallow (beef fat) and generally began avoiding animal fats. Secondly, the consumption of trans fats skyrocketed!  At the time, they were primarily found in margarine, corn, and vegetable oils that were barely used until the 1920s. Now, trans fats are found in most commercial junk foods. It is because of trans fats that a Twinkie can last for a decade– bacteria are unable to break its chemical bonds. 


Your body can’t digest trans fats, which become toxic to your liver and other internal organs, especially your heart. Avoid trans fats and eat natural, healthy fats to have a well-functioning heart and avoid heart disease and stroke.

Interestingly, the Framingham heart study found that those who ate the most saturated fat, calories, and cholesterol were the most physically active. They also weighed the least and had the lowest levels of serum cholesterol! (5) 

Chiropractic and Childhood Sports Injuries


Participation in sports is highly beneficial for children, promoting physical fitness, coordination, and teamwork skills. However, it also carries the risk of injuries, which can significantly impact a child's overall well-being. Chiropractic care has emerged as a valuable complementary approach for managing childhood sports injuries. 


Childhood sports injuries can range from sprains and strains to more severe conditions like fractures and concussions. 


Chiropractic care focuses on but is not limited to musculoskeletal disorders, including sports injuries. Chiropractors employ a holistic approach to care, aiming to restore proper alignment and function of the spine and other joints in the body. By doing so, they alleviate pain, reduce inflammation, and promote the body's natural healing process.


Several studies support the efficacy of chiropractic care in managing childhood sports injuries. For instance, a study published in the Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics examined the effects of chiropractic intervention on ankle sprains in young athletes. The results indicated that chiropractic treatment significantly improved pain reduction, range of motion, and functional ability compared to a control group (6).


Chiropractic care offers a holistic and evidence-based approach to managing childhood sports injuries. By addressing musculoskeletal imbalances, chiropractors can help children recover from injuries, prevent future occurrences, and enhance their overall sports performance. However, it is important to consult a qualified healthcare professional to determine the most appropriate treatment plan for each case.


Researching Chiropractic


Chiropractic clinical case histories has been a regular feature of our patient newsletter since its inception. There seems to be no limit to the health problems that respond positively to chiropractic care. How many people who are suffering, reliant on medication on drugs, and facing a life of limitation could be helped by chiropractic care?


Probably most of them.


Tourette’s Syndrome in a nine-year-old boy.

The child suffered from Tourette’s Syndrome, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), depression, asthma, insomnia, and headaches since age 7.

Forceps were used during his delivery. He was fully vaccinated. His medications included Albuterol™, Depakote™, Wellbutrin™, and Adderall™.

Chiropractic care corrected and stabilized the patient’s subluxation. After six weeks of care, all six conditions were no longer present, and all medications were discontinued, except for a half-dose of Wellbutrin™.

After five months of care, all symptoms remained absent. (7) 


Head tilt, ear infections, and other problems in a seven-month-old boy.

This is the case of a 7-month-old boy with significant head tilt from birth, ear infections, flattening of the left side of his face, spitting up 15 times per day, projectile vomiting (about once each week), and muscle spasms. The child cried frequently and rarely laughed. 


Chiropractic adjustments were performed three times a week for three months. After five months of chiropractic care, the child’s head tilt and associated muscle spasms were absent, dramatically improving the child’s general demeanor. Regurgitation became much less frequent, with some residual facial asymmetry remaining. (8) 


Meniere’s disease (MD) in a forty-eight-year-old woman.

Forty-eight-year-old woman, a retired registered nurse, was diagnosed with right unilateral Meniere’s Disease (MD) in 1995 that started going bilateral in 1998. Her symptoms included multiple vertigo episodes with nausea and vomiting (including drop attacks), low-frequency hearing loss, tinnitus, and pain. Other MD symptoms include dizziness, imbalance, hearing distortion, hyperacusis, nystagmus, BPPV, brain fog, severe sweating, severe depression, anxiety with panic attacks, IBS, TMJ dysfunction, migraines, headaches, chronic fatigue, eustachian tube dysfunction, neck, and low back pain.


Chiropractic care consisted of twelve visits over six days. All her complaints were resolved except hearing loss though it did improve. She returned for a reevaluation four years later. All of her complaints continued to resolve except for partial hearing loss. (9) 


Success Story 

Low Back Pain

Dr Horning has been able to repair my lower back. After six treatments, I have been able to return to my Line Dancing Class. I have stopped taking all muscle relaxers and pain medication. Prior to being treated by Dr Horning, I could not walk across the room without limping. Once my course of treatment is complete, I plan to continue to see Dr Horning for monthly adjustments. Thank you, Maryann H.




Famous Quotes


Lady Astor: "If you were my husband, I'd give you poison," 

Churchill: "If you were my wife, I'd drink it."

A member of Parliament to Disraeli: "Sir, you will either die on the gallows or of some unspeakable disease." "That depends, Sir," said Disraeli, "on whether I embrace your policies or your mistress."

"He had delusions of adequacy." Walter Kerr

"He has all the virtues I dislike and none of the vices I admire." Winston Churchill
"I have never killed a man but have read many obituaries with great pleasure." Clarence Darrow




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  2. Meamarbashi A. Instant effects of peppermint essential oil on the physiological parameters and exercise performance. J Int Soc Sports Nutr. 2014;11:21.

  3. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Citronella (Oil of Citronella) Fact Sheet. (2007). Available online:

  4. Eat Fat, Lose Fat by Mary Enig and Sally Fallon. Penguin Books: New York 2005. P. 27.

  5. Castelli W. Concerning the possibility of a nut. . . Archives of Internal Medicine. July 1992, 152(7), 1371-1372

  6. Sawyer-Cohen, J. A., & Cain, M. (2019). Chiropractic management of pediatric patients with ankle sprain injury: A retrospective case series. Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics, 42(5), 352-357

  7. Elster E. Upper Cervical Chiropractic Care For A Nine-Year-Old Male With Tourette Syndrome, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Depression, Asthma, Insomnia, and Headaches: A Case Report July 12, 2003, p 1-11 J of Vertebral Subluxation Research 

  8. Toto BJ. Chiropractic correction of congenital muscular torticollis. Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics, 1993:16(8):556-559.

  9. Resolution of Long Standing Intractable Bilateral Meniere’s Disease & Multiple Health Challenges Following Upper Cervical Specific Chiropractic Care: A Case Report.  Burcon MT, Journal of Upper Cervical Chiropractic Research ~ Volume 2023 ~ March 21, 2023,  ~ Pages 1-12