February 2016 Newsletter

February 1, 2016

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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 and the medical runaround? Welcome to the world of chiropractic – discover how natural health can be.

This issue’s table of contents

  • Chiropractic and Valentine’s Day
  • The Super Bowl
  • Don’t use these to improve your performance
  • Ants and artificial sweeteners
  • Researching chiropractic
  • Success Story
  • Humor
  • References

Chiropractic and Valentine’s Day

What’s the connection between chiropractic and Valentine’s Day? It’s simple; chiropractic removes interference – permitting you to connect.

Chiropractic fosters internal connections (your brain and body are talking to each other without interference) and that fosters external connections – so you can communicate better with those around you.

When you feel good about yourself it’s easier to feel good about others. The more connected you are to yourself the more you can connect with others sharing more love, intimacy, openness and honesty. Emotionally grounded, relaxed and flexible you reflect more of your natural state as you radiate happiness, joy, hope, optimism and compassion.

Isn’t that what every relationship needs?

The happier you are the healthier and longer you will live. Sensitivity, inspiration, empathy, compassion and intuition increase. You experience more synchronicity (meaningful coincidences), reflecting your connection to your purpose in life.

The more connections you have the longer and healthier you will live.

Bernie Siegel, MD, the famous cancer surgeon and author of Love, Medicine and Miracles, has observed:  

People, relationships are what nourishes and keeps everyone alive … connections, which may be keeping a plant growing, a goldfish, a child or a spouse. That’s why women live longer than men and married men with cancer live longer than single men with the same cancers. If you have connections, you keep going. (1)

Keep going!

There are so many ways we can be disconnected from physical, mental and spiritual wholeness. Unnatural childbirth, trauma, lack of bonding, poor nutrition, lack of love, comfort and security; lack of stimulation will interfere with our optimal physical/emotional/spiritual development and growth. Our genes will partially sleep, our life will be clouded, our heart will be contracted, our vision will be limited.

To the degree that our connection is interfered with we are less alive. We have dis-ease, we are out of synch to our inner potential and cannot adapt as well to life’s stresses.

When a chiropractor locates and corrects your subluxations that cause blockages, interference and imbalances you are more connected and more alive.

The Super Bowl

Chiropractic to help you run faster, jump higher, be stronger

Hey, it’s Super Bowl time. Chiropractic really does help sports performance. It should come as no surprise that every professional football team employs chiropractors to keep their players’ body structure balanced, their nerve systems healthy, their muscles functioning at their peak and to help them recover faster from injuries.

Name the sport – golf, tennis, football, soccer, track, swimming, hockey, martial arts, wrestling and all the others – chiropractic can give you the winning edge.

Chiropractic is not only able to help prevent sports injuries it can also help an injured player return to the game or competition faster.

Of course you don’t need to be an Olympian to go to a chiropractor; anyone who uses his/her body needs it to function at its peak. That means everyone. (2-4)

Don’t use these to improve your performance

The energy drinks you see on store shelves – especially the tiny “shots” at the convenience store that promise to get rid of your “2:30 feeling” – are pumped full of synthetic caffeine.

This “fake” caffeine does not come from any of Mother Nature’s sources. It comes from a chemistry lab. The fake stuff is potent and much cheaper than the real thing. But the synthetic chemicals are often a highly toxic brew you don’t want in your body including:

  • Trichloroethylene (TCE) – a chlorinated hydrocarbon commonly used as an industrial solvent. It’s so powerful, the Air Force uses it to clean jet engines. Banned in Europe as a known cancer-causing chemical, it is perfectly legal to use in the United States.
  • Sodium cyanide – a highly toxic, colorless salt used in gold mining to strip gold from rock.
  • Sulfuric acid – a strong mineral acid used in car batteries, ore processing, fertilizer manufacturing and oil refining.
  • Benzene – a known cancer-causing chemical used as an industrial solvent and in the production of drugs, plastics, synthetic rubber and dyes.

Please read labels. Be careful. Stick with natural substances as much as possible and come in for a chiropractic “tune up” for a real energy boost.

Ants and artificial sweeteners

If you happen to spill aspartame (i.e. Equal®, NutraSweet®) or other artificial sweeteners on the ground you’ll see something very rare – ants will walk around it. That’s correct – ants do not eat artificial sweeteners. Do they know something we don’t?

The synthetic chemicals in “diet” drinks and foods are toxic and have been linked to health problems such as brain tumors, diabetes, detached retinas and even weight gain compared to people who drink regular (non-diet) soda. (5)

But please avoid soda with high fructose corn syrup – it’s bad for the liver. Do yourself a favor and use natural sweeteners such as honey or stevia. You know something? Even refined white sugar is less dangerous (and you’ll gain less weight).

Researching Chiropractic

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

Probably most of them.

Morton’s neuroma. Morton's neuroma is a nerve tumor in the foot. It is a painful condition that people describe as “walking on a marble.” It usually affects the ball of the foot, often between the 3rd and 4th toes and may cause a sharp, burning pain or numbness. The medical or podiatric approach is to give corticosteroid (cortisone) injections or surgically to cut out the tumor.

This is the case of a 63-year-old woman who suffered with Morton’s neuroma in her right foot for ten years. She sought chiropractic care for a variety of health complaints.

For one month her vertebral subluxations were addressed and reduced using specific chiropractic care. During this period her Morton’s neuroma symptoms completely disappeared and in addition she reported improvement in her digestion, sleep and ability to move without pain. (6)

Failure to thrive, oral thrush and inconsolable crying in a 4-month-old. This is the case of a baby medically diagnosed with “failure to thrive” (FTT). FTT is determined when a baby’s weight or size is significantly below that of other children of similar age and same gender. The infant was reported to have had birth trauma from a nuchal cord – the umbilical cord was completely wrapped around the fetal neck (360 degrees).

The child was 4-months-old when she was brought to the chiropractor. She was suffering from inconsolable crying, oral thrush (an overgrowth of the fungus candida albicans in the mouth and throat), chronic diarrhea and was dangerously underweight.

Chiropractic examination detected vertebral subluxations at C1-C4 (upper neck) and T3-T4 (upper back).

She received chiropractic adjustments from the first visit and afterwards was checked for vertebral subluxations that were corrected when indicated for seven weeks. Her FTT symptoms began to resolve after the first visit and completely resolved by the seventh week of care. (7

Hypothyroidism reduction under chiropractic care. A 44-year-old woman presented herself to the chiropractor with complaints of upper shoulder and pain between the shoulder blades that occurred after a motor vehicle accident 23 years earlier!

In addition, she had been prescribed ArmourThyroid® in order to treat symptoms of low thyroid function (hypothyroidism).

Cervical or neck x-rays revealed that she had an 80.7% loss of normal neck curve (hypo-lordosis) in addition to vertebral subluxations.

The patient received spinal adjustments to reduce her vertebral subluxation complexes (VSC), and to improve her spinal and postural alignment over a seven-month period.

Thirty days into care the patient began exhibiting signs/symptoms of an overactive thyroid (hyperthyroidism). Her chiropractor suggested that she have her thyroid function checked by her endocrinologist to see if her prescribed thyroid medication should be re-evaluated. After serum lab evaluation, the patient's endocrinologist instructed the patient to significantly reduce her thyroid medication. (8)

Why is puberty arriving younger?

A 2011 study from the University of Cincinnati showed that US girls are entering puberty younger and younger. This trend has been going on for decades. (9)

Why? A main reason is the use of soy formula. Soy is filled with plant-based female hormones (phytoestrogens) and one bottle of infant formula has the estrogen equivalent of five birth control pills. This affects the sexual development of girl as well as boy babies. If formula must be used, avoid soy-based formula. For information on soy damage and natural formula alternatives go to www.westonaprice.org.

Success Story

Hip and Leg Pain into Ankle and Foot

The pain was a burning, searing pain that started on Sunday in my hip and went down my leg and into my ankle and foot. It was non stop, 24/7. I couldn’t stand, sit or lie down without pain. I slept in a fixed position because if I moved the wrong way the pain woke me up.

I couldn’t do anything.

I tried ice and heat and over the counter pain medications. My primary Dr advised me to go to an Urgent Care Center. They refused to do X-rays and prescribed a pain killer and muscle relaxer; neither of which helped.

Dr. Horning took X-rays and began treatment on that Friday. The pain started to subside after the first visit and is now TOTALLY GONE.     Shirley M.


Estate Planning 

Tom was a single guy living at home with his father and working in the family business. When he found out he was going to inherit a fortune once his sickly father died, he decided he needed a wife with whom to share his fortune.
One evening at an investment meeting, he spotted the most beautiful woman he had ever seen. Her natural beauty took his breath away.

"I may look like just an ordinary man," he said to her, "but in just a few years, my father will die, and I'll inherit 20 million dollars."

Impressed, the woman obtained his business card.

Three days later, she became his stepmother.

Women are so much better at estate planning than men.

If "con" is the opposite of "pro," then what is the opposite of progress?

If you play a blank tape at full blast can a mime hear it?

If a person with multiple personalities threatens suicide, is that considered a hostage situation?

How much deeper would the ocean be if sponges didn't live there?

If a cow laughed, would milk come out her nose?

Whatever happened to preparations A through G?

If olive oil comes from olives, where does baby oil come from?

So what's the speed of dark?

How come you don't ever hear about gruntled employees? And who has been dis-ing them anyhow?

After eating, do amphibians need to wait an hour before getting OUT of the water?

Why don't they just make mouse-flavored cat food?

If you're sending someone some styrofoam, what do you pack it in?


  1. Interview with Bernie Siegel, M.D. New Visions. December 2001.
  2. Haldeman S. Spinal manipulative therapy in sports medicine. Clinics in Sports Medicine. 1986;5:277.
  3. Lauro BM. Chiropractic effects on athletic ability. Chiropractic: The Journal of Chiropractic Research and Clinical Investigations. 1991;6(4):84-87.
  4. Interview with Nick Athens, DC. Chiropractic Achievers. November/December 1989;38.
  5. Yang Q. Gain weight by “going diet?” Artificial sweeteners and the neurobiology of sugar cravings. Yale J Biol Med. 2010;83(2):101-108.
  6. Lanoue B, Treahy-Geofreda T, Russell D. Resolution of Morton’s Neuroma in an elderly patient receiving Activator Methods Chiropractic Technique to correct subluxation: a case study. Annals of Vertebral Subluxation Research. January 4, 2016:1-5.
  7. Neally R, Alcantara J. Resolution of failure to thrive in a 4-month-old infant following adjustment of subluxation: case study & selective review of the literature. Journal of Pediatric, Maternal & Family Health – Chiropractic. 2015;4:149-153. 
  8. Bak AD, Engelhardt PR. Improvement in cervical curve and hypothyroidism following reduction of subluxation utilizing chiropractic Biophysics: a case study & selective review of the literature. Annals of Vertebral Subluxation Research. December 10, 2015:226-237.
  9. Biro FM, Galvez MP, Greenspan LC, Succop PA, Vangeepuram N, Pinney SM, Teitelbaum S, Windham GC, Kushi LH, Wolff MS. Pubertal assessment method and baseline characteristics in a mixed longitudinal study of girls. Pediatrics. 2010;126(3):e583-90.