January 2022 Newsletter

January 1, 2022


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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 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


  • Work and Stay Alive Longer
  • Do You Know Anyone Who Would Like...?
  • Get Some Sun
  • Tylenol and Pregnancy
  • … Just the Essentials
  • Questions and Answers
  • Did You Know?
  • Researching Chiropractic
  • Success Story
  • Humor
  • References


Work and Stay Alive Longer


“Old minds are like old horses; you must exercise them if you wish to keep them in working order.” John Adams


It’s a known fact that people who retire die earlier than people who keep working. The benefits of work cannot be underestimated. We’ve got plenty of examples from today as well as colonial times.


For example, Clint Eastwood at 91 has just directed and starred in “Cry Macho” his latest Western; Helen Hooven Santmyer was 80 when she finished writing the best-selling novel “...And Ladies of the Club”, Michelangelo was creating art at 88, and many of our founding fathers - Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson and John Adams - lived long and very active lives into their 80s and 90s. They all exercised every day and ate non-processed foods. Franklin is the only Founding Father in the Swimming Hall of Fame. That was in a day when few people even knew how to swim.


Thomas Jefferson wrote, “Not less than two hours a day should be devoted to exercise, and the weather should be little regarded.” Exercise could mean horseback riding as well as farm work and other labors.


Remember what we called organic food 100 years ago?  Food! And do yourself a favor and go for a walk every day, rain or shine.


Do you know anyone who would like...


60% less hospital admissions?

59% less days in the hospital?

62% less outpatient surgeries?

85% less in pharmaceutical costs?


A 7-year study showed that those who used chiropractic care experienced the above results. Regular chiropractic is especially beneficial for the elderly. Chiropractic should be a family affair – from very young to very old.  There are no side-effects of chiropractic care except for better health, more energy, a super-charged immune system, and much less medical care and much less drugs. (1)  


Get Some Sun


The Benefits of Sunlight


Want better sleep and a better mood? Get some sun. What is more natural than sunlight? When the sun is out, try to get as much of it as you can. Go for a walk (especially with friends). Numerous studies show that sunlight is good for your natural circadian rhythm, so you’ll feel sleepier at night and feel more awake during the day.


All energy on earth (except for volcanoes) is from the sun. All life on the surface of our planet depends on sunlight. A new study has found that getting enough natural sunlight each day could help reduce insomnia and improve mood. This study was published in the Journal of Affective Disorders and involved over 400,000 people.


The coauthor Sean Cain writes: “In this study, we observed that the greater time spent in outdoor light during the day was associated with fewer depressive symptoms, lower odds of using antidepressant medication, better sleep, and fewer symptoms of insomnia.”


Greater time in outdoor light was also associated with lowered odds of lifetime major depressive disorder, and better outcomes across a range of mood and sleep measures.


Additionally, too much light at night throws off your circadian (day-night) rhythm. So stop staring at artificial screens late at night. (2)


Tylenol and Pregnancy


Yet another reason why drug-free chiropractic care during pregnancy should be common among all pregnant women is the avoidance of drugs. This is especially true for drugs containing paracetamol, otherwise known as acetaminophen (the brand name is Tylenol™).


Tylenol (acetaminophen) is a popular painkiller, especially for headaches, fever, aches and pains.  It’s found in over 600 prescription medications. But Tylenol is far from safe. It has been linked to liver problems, loss of vital nutrients and other health problems.


According to Cammy Benton, MD Tylenol isn’t safe for children and should only be used sparingly by adults.  “Doctors need to stop recommending it,” she says. “Especially for women who are trying to conceive, pregnant moms, infants, and small children. I tell my patients to avoid acetaminophen as much as they can.”  (3)


Chiropractic care has been a blessing for millions of people who have chronic headaches and migraines as well as people who have aches and pains.


Yet new research shows that Tylenol in pregnancy may be far more damaging to the developing fetus than ever realized. Additionally, Tylenol™ has been linked to increased risk of ADHD, autism and other neurodevelopmental, reproductive and urogenital disorders. (4)


The sad news is that Tylenol™ is used by at least 65% of pregnant women in the US. Women take it for aches, pains and fever. This dangerous drug is even prescribed by MDs and also is available OTC (over the counter).


Instead of drugs, why not use chiropractic care?


… Just the essentials


How to Pick a Carrier Oil


Have you ever made the mistake of putting an essential oil on topically that actually hurt or irritated your skin? Chances are you used a “hot” oil, one that requires a carrier oil to be effective safely. Not all essential oils are harmful when applied directly onto your body. These are referred to as “neat” and include oils such as lavender, frankincense and tea tree. However, many other, “hot,” oils will actually burn or irritate the skin when applied without a carrier oil.


A carrier oil is an additive that dilutes your chosen essential oil, making it more easily tolerated by the skin. Each potential carrier oil has its own healing properties and benefits, and you may even have some of the most popular ones in your home already. 


Coconut oil comes in various forms which can be confusing initially. The 3 main varieties that you will find in the grocery store are full fat, MCT, and fractionated. The full fat oil is solid when in a cool environment and is not advisable as a carrier; it clogs pores and is not easily absorbed by the skin. MCT oil, which is found with health foods, is best for internal use. Fractionated oil, which is often found with skin care or hair care products, has a lower fat content which keeps it in liquid form constantly and makes it easy for skin to absorb. Therefore, fractionated is the best form of coconut oil to use as a carrier.


Sweet almond oil is used throughout Ayurvedic history and is known for its healing abilities. It is often used for massages and cosmetic purposes- benefits include boosting collagen, hydrating the skin and stimulating healthy hair growth. This is a great choice of carrier oil when using essential oils as a part of your skin and hair care routine. Try adding rosemary, lavender and frankincense to sweet almond oil and applying to your hair overnight and see the benefits for yourself!


Another great choice of carrier oil is jojoba. Jojoba oil is very easily absorbed by the skin all over the body, including the face which makes it a great option for massages or people with more sensitive skin. Jojoba oil is also non-allergenic, making it one of the best carrier oils to start with, and a safe choice for those with nut allergies. 


So, although “neat” oils can go directly onto your skin without a carrier, “hot” oils cause irritation to the skin and require a carrier oil 100% of the time. Some examples of hot oils are cinnamon, peppermint, clove, oregano but there are many more! Be sure to look up the oil you are going to use before applying directly to the skin so you can safely gain the full benefits it has to offer! 



Questions and Answers


Q. Is chiropractic safe during pregnancy?


A. Every pregnant woman should have regular chiropractic care. Chiropractic care will help ensure a more comfortable pregnancy. It makes common sense if the mother’s body is free from subluxations, then her pregnancy and the baby she is carrying would be better off. Chiropractic also has procedures to help “turn” a baby that is in the breech position so the baby may have a more natural delivery and avoid a C-section.


Did you know?


The combined death rate from scarlet fever, diphtheria, whooping cough and measles among children up to 15 shows that nearly 90% of the total decline in mortality between 1860 and 1965 had occurred before the introduction of antibiotics and widespread immunization. In part, this recession may be attributed to improved housing and to a decrease in the virulence of micro-organisms, but by far the most important factor was a higher host-resistance due to better nutrition. —Ivan Illich, The Medical Nemesis


     Researching Chiropractic


Chiropractic clinical case histories have been a regular feature of our patient newsletter since its inception. There seem 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.



Vertigo after a stroke. A 44-year-old woman diagnosed with vertigo (dizziness) of one year duration and a history of stroke and high blood pressure began chiropractic care.

She was unable to sit and drive due to fear of losing coordination and balance; she could not even sit and type.


Vertebral subluxations were found in her neck (cervical spine) and adjusted.  Her schedule was one visit per week for four weeks, then 1 visit every other week for a total of seven visits.

The patient reported decreased frequency and severity of vertigo attacks; she was able to drive again and typee without vertigo. (5)


Progressive ataxia. A 64-year-old woman diagnosed with subacute progressive ataxia came in for care. She arrived in a wheelchair having been confined to it for two months.  She was unable to stand or walk. She suffered from dizziness, progressively unsteady gait, paresthesia (odd nerve sensations) in her legs, vertigo (dizziness), migraine headaches and neck and back pain.


A chiropractic examination revealed vertebral subluxations in her neck (C1, C5) at the upper back (T2) and sacrum.


The patient’s subluxations were adjusted nine times. Within one month she began walking without any difficulty and was able to return to work. Her weakness and paresthesia in her lower extremities disappeared. She also reported decreased low back and neck pain. (6) 


Failure to thrive in a four-month-old. A four-month-old baby boy diagnosed by a pediatrician with failure to thrive was brought in for care. The child cried approximately 90% of the time unless continuously bounced, and never slept at night, only taking short naps during the day. The symptoms began two weeks after birth. The child had been to multiple specialists, two other chiropractors, and was scheduled for a cystic fibrosis test the following week. Other symptoms included inadequate weight gain and severe allergies.


Trauma to the upper neck joint is believed to be the cause of the KISS syndrome (kinematic imbalance due to suboccipital strain). After his first atlas adjustment the mother reported the child was much less fussy, and slept all night, only waking to feed.

Over 3 ½ months of care, the child’s atlas was adjusted six times. Excessive crying and allergies and other symptoms resolved, the child began to gain weight, and within six weeks his neck and spine became symmetrical. (7)


Success Story


Severe Stomach problems, Migraines, Neck and Back pain


            Before Coming to Dr. Horning, I had severe stomach problems, migraines, and pain in my neck and back. Every time I ate I would get some type of stomach ache. I would get an upset stomach or have really bad pain and nausea. I could not eat out, and many times my plans would get ruined because I was “sick”. I would get migraines frequently and they would cause me to have to stay in bed. I could not look at any source of light and even the slightest sound seemed so much louder than it really was. There were days that I could hardly move my neck because it hurt so badly.

            Before coming to Dr. Horning, I visited many doctors including a pediatric doctor, a family doctor, a gastroenterologist, and a few others. All of the doctors said different things, but didn’t do anything to help. Some gave me pills. Some said to have surgeries completed. None of those seemed right for a child to have to go through. I had dealt with all my problems for 6 years before seeing Dr. Horning.

            The road to recovery that I am on has its ups and downs, but I know that it will be worth it in the end. I do not have the neck or back pain that I had before. Dr. Horning tested many foods and found out all of the ingredients I was allergic too. He desensitized me, and I am slowly introducing each food back into my diet. I can’t wait to be completely healthy again! Thanks Doc!    R.F





Got up at 5am, 8km run completed, came back prepared a vegetable smoothie for breakfast... Don't remember the rest of the dream.

Bread is a lot like the sun. It rises in the yeast and sets in the waist.

Frog parking only. All others will be toad

I want to grow my own food, but I can't find bacon seeds

What happens if you get scared half to death twice?

This is my step ladder, I never knew my real ladder

I checked into the Hokey Pokey Clinic and I turned myself around

I've finally told my suitcases there will be no holiday this year. Now I'm dealing with the emotional baggage.

Lock down can only go 4 ways. You'll come out a monk, a hunk, a chunk or a drunk.  Choose wisely!

   Masks are the new bra.... They aren't comfortable, you only wear them in public, people will notice when you DON'T wear one and can now get them in every colour pattern and style.





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2. Burns AC, Saxena R, Vetter C et. al. Time spent in outdoor light is associated with mood, sleep, and circadian rhythm - related outcomes.  A cross-sectional and longitudinal study in over 400,000 UK biobank participants. Journal of Affective Disorders. Vo. 295, 1 December 2021, Pages 347-352

3. Got a headache from too much sun?  Don’t take Tylenol. The Epoch Times, July 28th, 2021.

4. Bauer AZ. et al. Caution needed: paracetamol use in pregnancy. Nat Rev Endocrinol (2021).

5. Rubin D,  Cuviello C. Vestibular Vertigo Improved Following Chiropractic in a 44-Year-Old Stroke Patient: A Case Study & Review of Literature. Annals of Vertebral Subluxation Research. October 25, 2021. Vol. 2021, Pp. 62-67

6. Zuniga R, Anyanwu, C. Resolution of Progressive Ataxia in a 64-Year-Old Female Undergoing Chiropractic Care for the Management of Vertebral Subluxation: A Case Study & Review of the Literature

Annals of Vertebral Subluxation Research ~ Volume 2021 ~ September 20, 2021 ~ Pages 43-52

7. Mosley MA, Shideler JJ. Resolution of Failure to Thrive and Kinematic Imbalance due to Suboccipital Strain (KISS) Symptomatology in an Infant Following Chiropractic Care to Reduce Vertebral Subluxation: A Case Report. Journal of Upper Cervical Chiropractic Research ~ Volume 2021 ~ November 22 ~ Pages 43-46