February 2015 Newsletter

February 1, 2015

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 and dangerous medical treatments.

More and more people are turning away from symptom treatment and choosing natural ways of achieving and maintaining health.

Tired of taking drugs? Welcome to the world of chiropractic – discover how natural health can be.


This issue’s table of contents

  • Valentine’s Day
  • Accidents, injuries and chiropractic
  • Three super foods
  • Did you know?
  • Never leave the playground
  • The flu vaccine causes 5.5 times more infections
    (and doesn’t work)
  • Researching chiropractic
  • Success Story
  • Humor
  • References

Valentine’s Day 

The day of romance we call Valentine’s Day is named for a Christian martyr – St. Valentine – who defied the Roman Emperor and was imprisoned. He sent a love letter on February 14, the day of his execution, to the maiden he loved and signed it, “from your Valentine.”

St. Valentine is the patron saint of beekeepers and epilepsy.

King Henry VIII declared Valentine’s Day an official holiday in 1537.

About 3% of pet owners will give Valentine’s Day gifts to their pets.

The Italian city of Verona, where William Shakespeare’s lovers Romeo and Juliet lived, receives around 1,000 letters addressed to Juliet every Valentine’s Day.

Teachers will receive the most Valentine’s Day cards, followed by children, mothers, wives, and then, sweethearts.

PS. Don't forget the chocolate (make it organic and dark).

Accidents, injuries & chiropractic

Sometimes our world can be a pretty dangerous place; many of us have experienced a traumatic brush (or collision) with reality. Accidents may be unavoidable, but much of the resultant pain and suffering may, in many cases, be safely and gently addressed with chiropractic care.

That is because nearly everyone who has experienced a trauma has subluxations: structural distortions causing nerve stress, pain, organ or system malfunction and dis-ease (body malfunction). (1)

Doctors of chiropractic specialize in locating and correcting subluxations using safe, gentle, "adjustment" techniques.

Old injuries can cause serious health problems

Many people leave the emergency room with as many subluxations as when they entered it. Chiropractors belong in every emergency room.

Physical and mental health problems after the accident

Accidents can cause shoulder, arm, wrist, hand, leg, back and facial injuries. In addition, scoliosis, insomnia, mental dullness, nervousness, anxiety, memory problems, depression, constipation, diarrhea, headache, hearing, vision problems and more have been reported following trauma. Chiropractic care has been a blessing to accident victims. (2-11)

"You'll have to live with it"
Too many people have been told that they'll just have to "learn to live with it." But it isn’t always true. Anyone who has been in an accident or trauma, no matter how long ago, should see a chiropractor. A chiropractic adjustment can make the difference between a life of pain and suffering and a life of ease and health.

Three super foods

They’ve withstood the test of time for thousands of years. Add them to your diet and reap the benefits.

1. Coconut oil. It’s second only to mothers' milk as the most perfect food on the planet. Coconut oil enhances every bodily system, boosts immunity and is a powerful antimicrobial agent. (12) Add it to oatmeal, cook eggs in a coconut oil and butter (or ghee, clarified butter) blend and use it in loads of recipes.

2. Grass-fed butter. It contains retinol for a healthy brain, nervous system, immune system and good vision; vitamin E and other antioxidants for cardiovascular health, anti-inflammatory fatty acids and conjugated linoleic acid (CLA) that is also immune-enhancing and cancer protective. (13) It contains butyrate for energy production and healing leaky gut syndrome. (14-15)

3. Organic bone broth. It’s been used to make healing elixirs for centuries. Chicken soup is called Jewish penicillin for good reason. You can also use fish, chicken, turkey, beef, lamb and venison bones – only from wild-caught fish, organic poultry and grass-fed beef. (16)

Simmer slowly in water for up to 24 hours so nutrients essential for blood and immune system health go into the broth. It fights stress, infections, digestive disorders and leaky gut syndrome. More at: http://www.naturalnews.com/048156_coconut_grass-fed_butter_bone_broth.html#ixzz3NbnPihkl

Did you know?

The computing power of the brain comes from the fact that we have about 10 billion neurons, and each neuron can make up to 10,000 connections (synapses) with other neurons giving us 100 trillion possible connections.

Scientists say the higher your IQ the more you dream.

The largest cell in the human body is the egg and the smallest is the sperm. 

The “tornado” in The Wizard of Oz was really a 35-foot-long muslin stocking photographed over miniatures of a Kansas farm and fields.

Saffron is the dried threadlike stigma of the violet-colored crocus plant. The crocus only blooms for two weeks each autumn and each bloom only has three stigmas. So it takes about 225,000 stigmas to get one pound of saffron. Now you know why it costs so much.

Never leave the playground

He’s 72 years old, plays in the playground and wants you to do it too! He’ll show you how.


The flu vaccine causes 5.5 times more infections
(and doesn’t work)

115 children randomly placed in vaccinated and non-vaccinated groups were compared in a study.

Surprisingly, there was no difference in how many children got the flu; the vaccine was useless. However the kids in the vaccinated group got 5.5 times more respiratory infections than the non-vaccinated group. The authors commented that vaccines interfere with the immune system:

Injecting antigens probably damages … the part of the immune system that protects without the need of resorting to development of antibodies. The interference of vaccinations with the innate cell-mediated immune response is well known!

In conclusion the flu shot doesn’t work and makes people sick. (17)

Researching Chiropractic

There seems to be no end to the conditions that respond to chiropractic care – physical as well as psychological conditions.

That is because chiropractic does not “treat” a particular condition. Chiropractic care “treats” or, more accurately, “corrects” a serious interference to brain, nervous system and energy function known as the subluxation.

No matter what condition you or a loved one may have, you and they will always function better when free from subluxations. Chiropractors are uniquely trained to locate and correct subluxations. Enjoy this month’s cases and see more next month.

Trigeminal neuralgia (TN) paroxysms. A 77-year-old female presented with severe right-sided TN of seven years duration. TN pain was only initially helped by medication and exacerbated by chewing, talking and smiling. When symptoms were their worst, the patient was barely able to eat or speak for days. At the time of presenting into the office, the patient rated the pain 10 out of 10 on the visual analog scale; describing it as a constant hot, throbbing, burning sensation that progressively got worse.

Subluxations at C1 and other segments were performed. Care also included nutritional supplementation including Omega-3’s and Vitamin D. After six visits the patient saw significant reduction in pain. After four months she went off her medication and at 6 months was pain free. (18)

Shoulder pain. A 27-year-old female presented with a chief complaint of left anterior shoulder pain. She reported that her shoulder pain occurred as a result of her left arm being forced into extension, internally rotated with her elbow being flexed while behind her back, and then forced into extreme extension. She characterized her shoulder pain as radiating to the hand and particularly to digits 4 and 5. Occasionally, she described her pain as sharp, deep, stabbing, knife-like, achy and heavy. The patient was cared for with a combination of Diversified Technique involving high-velocity, low amplitude (HVLA) adjustments to sites of vertebral subluxations along with adjunctive therapies applied to soft tissue elements of the left shoulder. The patient’s presenting symptoms improved based on subjective reports and the use of the Upper Extremity Functionality Index. (19)

Infant with congenital muscular torticollis and plagiocephaly. A 6-week-old boy was presented by his mother for chiropractic consultation and possible care with a chief complaint of left sided plagiocephaly (a flattening of one side of the skull) and right sided contractures of the large neck muscles (sternocleidomastoid [SCM] muscles). Patient was a twin born via Caesarean section. Palpation revealed overdeveloped right neck muscles and a left lateral atlas subluxation.

The patient was cared for to address his spinal subluxations. Cranial care to address the patient’s cranial dysfunctions was also performed along with a home exercise program.

Within one visit the child was able to nurse on both sides. His torticollis (twisted neck) and plagiocephaly improved (6 visits over a 3-week period). (20)

Success Story

Severe Sciatic Pain

I had such severe sciatic pain that every step I took brought tears to my eyes. It seriously paralleled labor pains. I could barely walk and planned my day around the agony. I tried to stretch and ice my lower back. My activity level was almost non existent. A few sessions into my treatment I felt less pain. A month later I was pain free! I now can jog and enter the world of the living! Dr Horning is a healer!!!       Elise M.


Kids are quick: 

Teacher: Maria, go to the map and find North America. 
Maria: Here it is. 

Teacher: Correct. Now class, who discovered North America? 

Class: Maria. 
Teacher: John, why are you doing your math multiplication on the floor? 

John: You told me to do it without using tables. 

Teacher: Glenn, how do you spell 'crocodile?' 

Glenn: k-r-o-k-o-d-i-a-l. 
Teacher: No, that's wrong.
Glenn: Maybe it is wrong, but you asked me how I spell it. 

Teacher: Donald, what is the chemical formula for water? 

Donald: h-i-j-k-l-m-n-o. 

Teacher: What are you talking about? 

Donald: Yesterday you said it's h to o. 

Teacher: Winnie, name one important thing we have today that we didn't have ten years ago.

Winnie: Me.
Teacher: Glen, why do you always get so dirty? 
Glen: Well, I'm a lot closer to the ground than you are.
Teacher: Millie, give me a sentence starting with 'i.' 
Millie: I is … 

Teacher: No, Millie, always say, 'I am.' 

Millie: All right, 'I am the ninth letter of the alphabet.' 
Teacher: George Washington not only chopped down his father's cherry tree, but also admitted it. Now, Louie, do you know why his father didn't punish him? 
Louis: Because George still had the axe in his hand.
Teacher: Now, Simon, tell me frankly, do you say prayers before eating? 

Simon: No sir, I don't have to, my mom is a good cook. 

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