May 2015 Newsletter

May 1, 2015

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

Welcome to our patient newsletter

This issue’s table of contents

  • Chiropractic: Subluxation correction for the family
  • Breastfed babies have higher IQs and make more money.
  • Don’t drink the water
  • An aspirin a day
  • Researching chiropractic
  • Did you know?
  • Success Story
  • Humor
  • References

Chiropractic: Subluxation correction for the family

Chiropractors are the only health professionals who are specially trained to locate and correct a serious health-damaging internal distortion referred to as a subluxation. Subluxations can occur as a result of any kind of stress: physical, emotional or chemical (toxins, etc.).

Subluxations can affect your nervous system, immune system, endocrine system, digestive system, elimination system and nearly every part of your body.

Most subluxations are painless; you may have many in your body and not know it. They are like dental cavities, slowly destroying your health often without your awareness. That’s why chiropractors spend thousands of hours learning how to locate and correct (adjust) them out of your body.

How do infants and children benefit from chiropractic care?

Childhood is a rough time, full of falls, trips and even traumas. A physical, emotional or chemical (toxic) trauma experienced as a young child could cause subluxations that affect internal organs, mental health, strength and balance, and overall resistance to disease. Every child needs periodic chiropractic checkups in order to grow up healthy and happy.

Chiropractic for infants? They have low back pain? Hardly—yet infants need chiropractic care to ensure that the stress of labor and delivery hasn’t damaged their spines and delicate structural systems. Other stresses can involve falls— nearly half of all babies have had a fall from a height (off the changing table, off the bed, etc.). Chiropractic care will help ensure a healthy baby with better resistance to disease and better ability to discharge toxins. Chiropractic will help an ill baby return to health more quickly and more comfortably.

There are many case histories of chiropractic helping children with all kinds of conditions—asthma, colic, difficulty breastfeeding, ear infections, autism spectrum disorder, vision and hearing disorders, neurological conditions and more! No matter what conditions babies may have, chiropractic care can help them grow into healthy, happy children. (1-4)

How does chiropractic help women?

The pelvic area receives an intense amount of nerve communications. The ovaries, uterus, Fallopian tubes, kidneys, adrenal glands and other internal organs all need a healthy nerve supply to function properly. Clinical studies show chiropractic helps women with menstrual pain and discomfort, menstrual irregularities, sexual function, fertility and menopause. (5-7)

How do the elderly benefit from chiropractic care?

The elderly are among our most drugged citizens. It is not unusual for seniors to be taking many different medications and suffering from serious reactions to them. Many times people are taking drugs that interact in ways that are more damaging than if they took them individually. Chiropractic offers a drug-free alternative to an over-drugged population. Why? Because your body is the world’s greatest drugstore, able to make every drug and chemical you need. Chiropractic helps turn on this internal pharmacy. (8)

For a healthier pregnancy, infancy, childhood, adolescence and adulthood, keep your body free of subluxations: see your chiropractor for periodic checkups for natural, drug-free healthcare.

Breastfed babies have higher IQs and make more money

Breastfeeding is the best nutrition and one of the best life experiences a child and mother could share. What else creates physical and emotional health at the same time?

Many studies have shown that breastfed babies are smarter kids but now we know they are smarter adults.

In 1929 The Journal of the American Medical Association published a study finding that babies who were breastfed longer were more successful academically. A study of 6,000 breastfed babies found that those who had breastfed for at least one year had higher intelligence levels, a higher level of education and earned approximately 100 dollars more a month than those who nursed for only one month. (9)

Recent research indicates breastfed babies have an increase in brain volume and white matter; breast milk directly alters the brain structure, affecting cognition. (10)

Don’t drink the water

Studies have revealed that our water supply can contain as many as 350 toxic chemicals—plus industrial waste, chlorine and fluoride and loads of pharmaceutical drugs. Ugh!

Among other serious problems, pregnant women drinking heavily chlorinated water double their risk of giving birth to a child with birth defects. (11)

What to do? Don’t shower or bathe or cook in chlorinated, fluoridated toxic water. Get a filter! There are many great kinds—carbon, reverse osmosis (be sure to add minerals) and others.

An aspirin a day?

After many decades of promoting aspirin, the FDA now says that if you have not experienced a heart problem, you should not be taking a daily aspirin—even if you have a family history of heart disease. This represents a significant departure from the FDA's prior position on aspirin for the prevention of heart attacks. On its web site the FDA now says:

FDA has concluded that the data do not support the use of aspirin as a preventive medication by people who have not had a heart attack, stroke or cardiovascular problems, a use that is called 'primary prevention.' In such people, the benefit has not been established but risks—such as dangerous bleeding into the brain or stomach—are still present. (12)

Researching Chiropractic

There seems to be no end to the conditions that respond to chiropractic carephysical 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.

Uncontrollable jerks and tics (Functional Movement Disorder). A 36-year-old woman was suffering from uncontrollable hyperkinesia (myoclonic jerks and tics). A neurologist diagnosed her as having functional (nonorganic) movement disorder and referred her to a psychiatrist telling her it was a psychological problem. Instead she chose chiropractic care.

Over a period of twenty weeks she received chiropractic care and during that time her progress was analyzed.

As she improved in spinal and nerve stress health she experienced a steady improvement of all signs and symptoms of an FMD. By twenty weeks of care all her symptomshyperkinetic movement, myoclonic jerks and ticsceased. (13)

Migraine, thyroid problems and tachycardia (rapid heart beat). A 28-year-old pregnant woman (14 weeks) presented for chiropractic care. She had a prior Caesarean section and sought chiropractic care to improve her chances of a vaginal delivery. Her health history included migraine headaches, hypothyroidism and tachycardia (rapid heart beat).

She had a total of 33 chiropractic visits over a 7-month duration. The result was a successful labor at 40 weeks plus 4 days and vaginal delivery of a healthy baby girl. (14)

Difficulty swallowing, choking feeling. A 73-year-old woman had a 20-year history of chronic difficulty in swallowing with a feeling of choking on food (dysphagia). Multiple levels of vertebral subluxations were observed. After her first adjustment her chronic dysphagia resolved. A full progress evaluation was performed after 12 visits to determine further clinical changes. Her dysphagia remained in remission and she was now able to eat a normal diet without a feeling of choking on her food for the first time in 20 years. (15)

Did you know?

  • A pair of human feet contains 250,000 sweat glands.
  • A full bladder is roughly the size of a soft ball.
  • You use 200 muscles to take one step.
  • Your big toes have two bones each while the rest have three.
  • It takes the food seven seconds to get from your mouth to your stomach.

Success Story

Bell’s Palsy
I was finally able to smile again.

In the beginning of this month I came down with a condition know as Bells Palsy.  Gradually, the left side of my face was paralyzed.  It began with a continuous twitch that I had in my eye and a Novocain-like feeling on the left side of my tongue and roof of my mouth.  Since it was allergy season I just believed this was a side effect.  Since college and my family doctor is an hour apart from each other, I called to see if there was any medication that she could prescribe for me.  Every day my face was getting a little worse. By this time it was hard for me to close my eye, laugh, and eat.  The doctor could not tell what was wrong over the phone so she urged me to go to the emergency room as soon as I could.  It was then that I became very scared because I wanted to believe this was just a side effect from seasonal allergies.

My roommate and I left just minutes after, well enough time for me to call my mom and let her know what was going on. When I finally saw the emergency room doctor he quickly explained to me that I had Bells Palsy, which is caused from a viral infection.  He wrote two prescriptions and discharged me.  I was to take a steroid 5 times one day, 4 times the next day and so on until I finished the bottle and another medication 5 times a day.  Not only was my day now flooded with medication, the side effects took priority over how I felt.  They left me with nauseous and anxious. 

As soon as I could I went to see Dr. Horning.  He explained to me that the cause of Bells Palsy is really unknown.  The medication that the emergency room doctor prescribed was not needed because it was not treating the side of my face that was left with a blank expression.  Through the first week I was only able to see Dr. Horning a few times because it was exam week, which could not come at a worse time.   As soon as I came back home after school let out I saw Dr. Horning everyday.  He tested me for the BRT treatments.  Practically everyday I had some progress.  I quickly got my taste back and was very slowly able to close my eye.  The treatments only lasted about 15 minutes so it was not hard to find time for the visit.  It was through Dr. Horning’s knowledge, dedication, caring, and persistence that I was able to recover quickly.  I was finally able to smile again. J.D


English is a crazy language.

We take English for granted. But if we explore its paradoxes, we find that quicksand can work slowly, boxing rings are square and a guinea pig is neither from Guinea nor is it a pig.

There is no egg in eggplant or ham in hamburger; neither apple nor pine in pineapple.

English muffins weren't invented in England or French fries in France.

Sweetmeats are candies while sweetbreads, which aren't sweet, are meat.

And why is it that writers write but fingers don't fing, grocers don't groce and hammers don't ham?

If the plural of tooth is teeth, why isn't the plural of booth beeth? One goose, 2 geese. So one moose, 2 meese?

Doesn't it seem crazy that you can make amends but not one amend.

If you have a bunch of odds and ends and get rid of all but one of them, what do you call it?

If a vegetarian eats vegetables, what does a humanitarian eat?

If teachers taught, why didn't preachers praught?

Sometimes I think all the English speakers should be committed to an asylum for the verbally insane.

In what other language do people recite at a play and play at a recital?--Ship by truck and send cargo by ship?--Have noses that run and feet that smell?

How can a slim chance and a fat chance be the same, while a wise man and a wise guy are opposites?

You have to marvel at the unique lunacy of a language in which your house can burn up as it burns down, in which you fill in a form by filling it out and in which an alarm goes off by going on.

People, not computers, invented English and therefore it reflects the creativity of the human race, which, of course, is not a race at all. That is why, when the stars are out, they are visible, but when the lights are out, they are invisible.

PS. Why doesn't "Buick" rhyme with "quick?"


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