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Each month Dr. Horning takes the time to research important issues regarding health and well being. He also spreads a little humor and note worthy facts for your enjoyment.

January 2023 Newsletter

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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


  • Some wisdom for the new year
  • Just the essentials
  • Your Amazing Vision
  • Don’t Be Afraid of Germs
  • Questions and Answers
  • Traditional Eating
  • Did You Know?
  • Researching Chiropractic
  • Humor
  • References


Just the essentials










The healing power of aromatherapy has been employed for thousands of years in nearly every culture. Recently Israeli researchers have discovered that the incense known as frankincense can be a very effective mood-altering tool. It affects the same part of the brain as anti-anxiety and anti-depression drugs. (1) Frankincense also has anti-inflammatory, antiseptic and anti-neurotic effects.


Frankincense is a wonderful sleep aid relieving stress and promoting relaxation. Place a few drops of oil into your hands, rub your palms together, and inhale before laying down to sleep.


Essential oils and incense have been used to change mood, improve the immune system, heal, and promote wellness. Why not add some aromatherapy to your life?


Your Amazing Vision


Vision is a mystery. From an evolutionary standpoint (chance mutation) it is impossible. Even Darwin admitted it. Your visual system has too many parts: brain, retina, optic nerve, eyeball and more that had to be organized to create a visual system that works as a complete unit. By chance? Impossible. Look at this:


  • One eye consists of more than two million working parts!
  • Your eyeballs are the same size since birth; nose, ears continue to grow.
  • Your eyes are the 2nd most complex organ in your body (after the brain).
  • Your eye can detect over 10 million colors (but not ultraviolet or infrared).
  • Tears keep your eyes clean, but scientists don’t know why we cry.
  • Eyes are protected in a hollowed eye socket, eyebrows prevent sweat dripping into your eyes, eyelashes keep dirt out of your eyes.
  • Only 1/6 of the human eyeball is exposed.
  • Corneas are the only tissues that don’t have blood.
  • An eye cannot be transplanted. More than 1 million nerve fibers connect each eye to the brain; we’re not able to reconstruct those connections.
  • A fingerprint has 40 unique characteristics, but an iris has 256; that is why retina scans are increasingly being used for security purposes.


Don’t Be Afraid of Germs


Today news stories are all about germs causing infections, epidemics, and pandemics with new a “variant” ready to get us. What if germs didn’t cause disease?


Germs are all around us. We breathe germs all the time, they inhabit every nook and cranny of our body; we have a balanced relationship with them.


Our obsession with germs is based on the germ theory. It was born when the microscope was discovered, and germs were found in sick people. The theory says that every disease is caused by a different germ. There’s only problem with this theory – it has never been proven.  In fact, the opposite has been proven.


The alternative


The hygienic system has been around for thousands of years and has survived the test of time. It says that germs don’t make you sick, rather when your body is sick (malnourished, toxic, subluxated, tired, weak, stressed) germs appear to eat weak, diseased, dying, and toxic tissue.


When your tissues are strong, infections don’t exist, the billions of germs always in and around us don’t grow out of control.


Don’t be scared of germs


The bottom line is that healthy people simply don’t get other people sick. Sick people don’t make people sick. Stop being scared of germs; they have their place. You can’t escape them from entering your body unless you stop eating, drinking and beathing. There are many valid reasons why people in the same household come down with similar symptoms, but germs are not one of them. It’s an unproven superstition.


In experiments, sick people were placed near healthy volunteers, sat close to them, sneezed on them, coughed on them, and even had bodily fluids placed in their noses and mouths. None of the volunteers got sick.


Underlining that was a report in in the British Medical Journal that “asymptomatic transmission of disease” does not exist. A study of almost 10 million people found “no evidence of asymptomatic transmission.” People without symptoms don’t make people sick. (2) So much for the logic behind masks.


What to do?


Get back to basics – healthy food, (avoid junk), good sleep, good relationships, clean water, plumbing, sewage, waste disposal – these are what have gotten rid of the plagues of the past. It was never vaccines or drugs.


The best foods to use are raw milk from grass-fed cows and goats, olive oil, coconut oil, butter, cream, ghee, lard, and tallow as fats/oils. Also get a good water filter to remove toxic chlorine, fluoride, and other chemicals.


To give your health a boost, get chiropractic care!  Life is full of stress, falls, and accidents; your body will function better and be stronger with chiropractic care. Other forms of natural care that, like chiropractic, remove blockages to energy and healing are traditional homeopathy, acupuncture, traditional osteopathy, traditional naturopathy, and many traditional detoxification practices.


Questions and Answers


Q.  Are chiropractors back doctors?


A. Chiropractors work on the back (the spine) but that’s because subluxations (blockages) are found there. However, by releasing subluxations in the spine every organ and gland, every muscle and bone can be affected.  Chiropractors remove blockages.


For over a hundred years, clinical case histories of chiropractic subluxation correction has been shown to improve the function of the lungs, heart, kidneys, brain, eye, ear, stomach, intestines, skin – and much more. Chiropractors work on the back (the spine) to help the entire body. Since MDs give drugs people swallow would that make them stomach doctors? The drugs are supposed to affect many parts of the body. In the same (but a healthier way) chiropractic care affects the entire body.


Traditional Eating


The “Crack” of sweeteners?


Want to get fat and damage your health? Use High Fructose Corn syrup (HFCS). HFCS became widespread in the 1970s and the rate of obesity in the US began to steadily climb and has more than doubled. HFCS depresses thyroid function and lowers your metabolic rate.


Stop drinking all sodas and sweetened drinks that contain this chemical.  Read labels – HFCS is in salad dressings, ketchup and anything else that is sweet.  Throw it out.


What’s the Connection Between the Space Shuttle and a Horse’s Behind?


The US standard railroad gauge (distance between the rails) is 4 feet, 8.5 inches. How was that odd number developed? English engineers designed the first US railroads and that was the gauge based on British gauge. Why?


The first rail lines in England were built over wagon tramways. Wagon wheel spacing created ruts in the roads. Riding in those ruts was the safest way to move goods.

But why did the rutted roads have that distance? Roman war chariots formed the initial ruts, which everyone had to match or run the risk of damaging their wagon wheels or axels. The original specifications for an Imperial Roman war chariot accommodated the rear ends of two war horses.


Therefore, the United States standard railroad gauge of 4 feet, 8.5 inches is derived from the width of two horses running next to each other.

The Space Shuttle


When you see a Space Shuttle sitting on its launch pad, there are two big booster rockets attached to the sides of the main fuel tank. These are solid rocket boosters, or SRBs.


The engineers who designed the SRBs would have preferred to make them a bit fatter, but they had to be shipped by train to the launch site. The railroad line from the factory runs through a tunnel in the mountains, and the SRBs had to fit through that tunnel. The tunnel is slightly wider than the railroad track, and the railroad track is about as wide as two horses’ behinds. So, a major design feature, of the world’s most advanced transportation system, was determined over two thousand years ago by the width of two horse’s behinds.


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.


Infertility, Conception, and Birth. A 31-year-old woman began chiropractic care because she had been unable to become pregnant for over a year. Vertebral subluxations were found and specific adjustments were delivered.


She had six visits over a 34-day period and reported being pregnant. She eventually gave birth to a healthy baby girl. (3)


Sleep Disturbance and Anxiety Disorder. A 28-year-old woman sought chiropractic care complaining of sleep disturbance, anxiety disorder and musculoskeletal symptoms. She was assessed pre- and post-care using EMG (electro myelography), X-ray, spinal head analysis, the Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index (PSQI) and the Hamilton Anxiety (HAM-A) questionnaires


Chiropractic care for subluxation correction was given twice weekly for three months.


The patient reported improvements in both musculoskeletal and non-musculoskeletal complaints and demonstrated marked reduction of sleep disorder and marked reduction of anxiety disorder. (4)


Breech birth. A 31-year-old pregnant woman began chiropractic care. She was diagnosed as having a transverse breech presentation by her obstetrician at 30 weeks’ gestation.


A chiropractic “breech procedure”, the Webster Technique, was utilized during her care.


She visited her chiropractor for seven visits over a three-week period of care. Her midwife confirmed that the baby had turned into a normal (vertex presentation).  The mother went on to have a natural home birth thereafter. (5)


Success Story




On Wednesday, as I was working my left leg and back started hurting me.  At 6:00 p.m. while I was still at work, I could just about walk.  I went to bed that night, and on Thursday morning I could not walk at all.  I could only crawl.


On Friday morning I went to see Dr. Horning.  After examining me, he sent me to the hospital for x-rays.  He saw me Sunday morning, I started walking a little.  The MRI showed that I have two herniated discs.  Dr. Horning got me back on my feet.  He is a great doctor and a miracle worker.


Thank you, Dr. Horning. -Kevin R.






TEACHER: Why are you late?

STUDENT: Class started before I got here.


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?’


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?


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.



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.


TEACHER: Clyde, your composition on ‘My Dog’ is exactly the same as your brother’s. Did you copy his?

CLYDE: No, sir. It’s the same dog.


TEACHER: Harold, what do you call a person who keeps on talking when people are no longer interested?

HAROLD: A teacher.




  1. Moussaieff A et al. Incensole acetate, an incense component, elicits psychoactivity by activating TRPV3 channels in the brain. The Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology Journal. 2008; 22:3024-3034.
  2. Pollach A, Lancaster J. Asymptomatic transmission of Covid 19. BMJ 2020;371:m4851
  3. Payne A., Payne K. Resolution of Infertility with Successful Conception & Birth Following Chiropractic Care:  A Case Study and Review of Literature. Journal of Pediatric, Maternal & Family Health, Chiropractic ~ November 1, 2022 ~ Pp. 101-113.
  4. Haas AL. Resolution of Sleep and Anxiety Disorder Following Reduction of Vertebral Subluxations: A Case Study & Review of the Literature. Annals of Vertebral Subluxation Research ~ November 15, 2022 ~ Vol. 2022 ~ Pp. 101-113.
  5. Drobbin D., Rosa, SL. Resolution of Transverse Breech Pregnancy Following Administration of Chiropractic Using the Webster Technique: A Case Study & Selective Review of the Literature. Journal of Pediatric, Maternal & Family Health – Chiropractic ~ Vol. 2015, Issue 1, Pp. 9-14

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