September 1, 2023
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Enjoy the benefits of chiropractic – the world's largest natural, drug-free, surgery-free, expressive healthcare system.
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.
Are you 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
How Do You Know If You Should Go to a Chiropractor?
What is the Difference Between Opiates and Opioids?
Did You Know?
Questions and Answers
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How Do You Know If You Should Go to A Chiropractor?
How do you know if you should go to a chiropractor? Ask yourself the following questions:
Am I alive?
Do I have a brain and nerve system?
Do I have a spinal column and skeletal system?
If you answered yes to these three questions, run over to your neighborhood chiropractor for a check-up.
This may be a bit humorous, but we’re making an important point. You’ve been getting various check-ups from different doctors for most of your life yet have ignored your spine and structure.
You get dental check-ups, you get your eyes and vision checked, your hearing checked, your heart checked – but what about your spine?
For thousands of years, all over the world, the spine's health was considered essential to the health of the body. Japanese, Chinese, Indian, African, Polynesian, American Indian, ancient Greek and ancient Egyptian cultures practiced spinal care.
About 300 or so years ago, spinal care was becoming a lost art as more and more healers turned to the chemical medicine that is now dominant in society. Over time, spinal health was all but forgotten.
This is ironic considering the father of medicine, Hippocrates, said, “Look well to the spine for the cause of diseases.”
Thankfully, spinal and structural care is having a renaissance. Times are changing as more and more people turn to chiropractic care. Please bring in your whole family for chiropractic check-ups and care; you’ll see a beautiful improvement in everyone’s well-being.
How about saliva as an example of your body’s wisdom? To live, we must eat food. However, until the food is broken down into the energy that gives us strength and life, it must pass through the many stages of the digestive system.
The first stage begins in our mouths, not our stomachs. We do two things there – chew food (mechanical breakdown) and mix it with saliva (chemical breakdown). Saliva is a unique liquid containing many different types of enzymes. Some enzymes break down starches, and others break down fats.
Saliva is amazing. Our glands produce extra saliva before we even put food in our mouths. Saliva is made in glands below the jaw and under the tongue. Believe it or not, you have hundreds of saliva glands that empty into your mouth through openings called ducts.
Seeing food, smelling it, or even thinking about it can make saliva happen. When you say that mouth begins to water, that’s pretty close to the truth because saliva is 99% water and 1% protein and salt. Typically, you make 2 to 4 pints of saliva a day. Usually, the body makes the most saliva in the late afternoon and the least amount at night.
What is the Difference Between Opiates and Opioids?
The key difference between opiates and opioids is in how each of these types of drugs are made. Opiates describe drugs derived from the flowering opium poppy plant: morphine, codeine, and heroin. Whereas opioids, by contrast, include oxycodone and oxycontin, synthetic components that are made in a lab.
While these drugs can be used under very specific circumstances and for a very limited amount of time to help manage pain, they are not meant to treat ongoing chronic pain.
Opiates and opioids are highly addictive, and opioids are estimated to be 50-100 times more potent than opiates. As you no doubt guessed, current medical guidelines no longer recommend using opioids. Instead, leading healthcare organizations now recommend movement-based treatments for chronic pain, like the care we provide in chiropractic. So, if you've been living with pain and are interested in exploring a path to relief that doesn't involve risky medications, call us today.
Did you know?
The typical tree or plant receives about 10% of its nutrition from the soil, the rest comes from the atmosphere.
The dwarf willows on Greenland’s tundra are the smallest trees in the world. They are only two inches high.
Bamboo can grow three feet in 24 hours.
Plant life could not exist without lightning. Although the atmosphere is 8% nitrogen, it is in a form that is unusable. The intense heat of lightning forces the nitrogen in the atmosphere to combine with the water in the air to create nitrogen oxide that falls to the earth in the form of dilute nitric acid. This acid reacts with minerals in the ground to become natural fertilizer.
Questions and Answers
Question: Are cholesterol-lowering drugs good for you?
Answer: Cholesterol is needed. All your cells make cholesterol – it is a chemical essential for health. Without cholesterol, you could not live. Cholesterol helps your muscles, heart, hormones, internal organs, and especially your brain, function properly. Cholesterol is also anti-inflammatory – think of cholesterol as a little firefighter – putting out fires (inflammation) in your body. If you see lots of firefighters at a fire, do you tell them to leave? Of course not. Similarly, if a person’s cholesterol is high, then they are suffering from inflammation. It may be due to a wide range of issues, including poor diet, dental infections, or unresolved emotional stress.
There is a class of drugs known as statin drugs that artificially lower blood cholesterol. These include Lipitor®, Crestor®, Vytorin® and Zocor®. These drugs can be risky and are linked to side effects like heart attacks, muscle pain, memory loss, depression, and diabetes. This is especially concerning since people are told to take statin drugs for heart health. One of the problems with statin drugs is that they interfere with the creation of Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10), an important chemical that is needed for your heart, muscles, and brain. (1) High cholesterol doesn’t cause heart disease; at least half of people who have heart attacks have normal or low cholesterol.
As if that weren’t bad enough, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has recently added cognitive brain dysfunction, brain damage, memory loss, and mental confusion to the adverse effects of the use of statin drugs. This class of drugs has yet to be removed from the market.
For your cholesterol levels
For good brain function and memory, healthy blood vessels, and protection against Alzheimer’s disease, stroke, heart disease, and cancer, you need lots of good fats and cholesterol in your diet from organic butter, cream, eggs, meats, and healthy oils like coconut oil and olive oil. Avoid margarine and unhealthy oils such as canola, corn, safflower, and cottonseed oil.
Are You Using Sucralose (Splenda™)?
Splenda™ is an artificial sweetener supposedly made with “real sugar,” but it has been exposed as “genotoxic,” damaging your DNA.
Sucralose (Splenda™) interacts with your gut bacteria, causing your gut to leak and increasing the risk of cancer. (2)
This toxic ingredient is added to Tylenol, Pepcid, and many common cold and flu medications.
Exactly one day after this research was published, the FDA updated its recommendations on artificial sweeteners and re-approved the use of Splenda™.
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 positively to chiropractic care. How many people suffering, reliant on medication on drugs, and facing a life of limitation could be helped by chiropractic care?
Probably most of them.
A 45-Year-Old Female Suffering from Asthma.
A 45-year-old woman suffering from asthma, headaches, insomnia, low back pain, and sinus problems began chiropractic care. She had never been in an auto accident, knocked unconscious, or had fractures of any bones. In the past two years, she reported having problems with headaches, chronic sinus issues, asthma, digestive disorders, sciatica, low back pain, and insomnia.
After four months of chiropractic care, her headaches, low back pain, and asthma showed “much improvement,” while her insomnia showed “mild improvement.” (3)
A 10-year-old with Arthritis.
A 10-year-old girl with reactive arthritis suffered from neck and mid-back pain, making it difficult for her to perform daily activities such as walking, putting on her clothes, and playing sports. At times she needed to crawl upstairs due to the pain and arthritis and almost drowned while swimming due to the pain.
Several medical doctors prescribed non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), such as Naproxen and Meloxicam, and steroids that gave a few hours of relief.
A chiropractic examination revealed subluxations and postural distortions. She began chiropractic care and had 20 visits over seven weeks. X-rays revealed correction of spinal alignment, subluxations, and posture. She reported complete resolution of her neck and mid-back pain and improved quality of life. She continues regular, maintenance chiropractic adjustments 1 to 2 times per month. (4)
Tinnitus in a 55-year-old.
A 55-year-old man suffered from tinnitus after a fall that caused head trauma six months earlier.
After the first chiropractic adjustment, he reported an immediate decrease in pain and tinnitus for several hours. He continued with care, and13 weeks later, at his 17th appointment, he reported that he had his “best week ever.” (5)
Hand Tremors (shaking hands)
I developed Tremors (shaking hands) which was starting to interfere with my activities. My on-line research showed that very little could be done. This was very worrisome and if progressing would be debilitating. A friend recommended Dr. Horning. Within a few weeks of treatment and nutritional advice, the Tremors all but disappeared and I could resume my activities. Many thanks to Dr. H. Paul M.
A 75-year-old man was working out in a gym when he spotted an attractive woman. He asked his trainer, “What machine should I use to impress a girl like that?” The trainer replied, “I’d try the ATM in the lobby.”
A mother went in to wake up her son. "Wake up, son. It's time to go to school!" "But why, Mom? I don't want to go. The kids hate me, and the teachers hate me, too! Give me two reasons why I should go to school."
"Well, for one, you're 52 years old. And for another, you're the Principal!"
Schiffman S, Schol E, Furey T, Nagrl H. Toxicological and pharmacokinetic properties of sucralose-6-acetate and its parent sucralose: in vitro screening assays. Journal of Toxicology and Environmental Health, Part B May 29, 2023.
Wozniak J, Chaffin J. Improvement Following Chiropractic in a 45-Year-Old Female Suffering from Asthma: A Case Study & Review of Literature. Annals of Vertebral Subluxation Research ~ May 5, 2023 ~ Volume 2023 ~ Pages 11-19
Fedorchuk C, Beinlich C, Lightstone D. Resolution of Arthritic Pain, Disability, and Quality of Life in a 10-Year-Old Female with Reactive Arthritis Following Correction of Subluxation & Cervical and Lumbar Kyphosis Using Chiropractic BioPhysics® Protocols: A Case Study & 3-Year Follow Up. Annals of Vertebral Subluxation Research ~ May 16, 2023, ~ Volume 2023 ~ Pages 20-30
Siegel SR, Siegel CM. Resolution of Tinnitus Following Chiropractic Care: A Case Study & Review of the Literature. Annals of Vertebral Subluxation Research ~ May 30, 2023, ~ Volume 2023 ~ Pages 31-39