Healthy Living Chiropractic Newsletter
Welcome to our office's
Chiropractic newsletter. We'd like to entertain you, inform you (and even
inspire you a little). (References
available upon request)
Have a Heart…help us "Fill the Fridge"
Our 2nd annual "Fill the Fridge" perishable food drive will be under way soon! Watch for the refrigerator in our office lobby from February 14th-March 10th. We will be collecting perishable food donations to benefit the Hope Gospel Mission. Last year we collected enough food to fill 3 refrigerators. This year our goal is to double that…6 fridges!!
Food needed includes: milk, cheese, butter, lunch meat, hams, chicken, beef, and pork. (Items can be fresh or frozen.) For each item donated, you can register for the raffle to win a stay at the Grandstay Suites or a massage from Keith Beckstrom or Janine Morzenti. If you can't make it to the office during the week, we will be collecting at Festival Foods on Saturday, February 25th from . Everything donated stays here in our community. Please help us make this food drive a success!
TABLE OF CONTENTS
<![if !supportLists]>· <![endif]>Killed by fairies
<![if !supportLists]>· <![endif]>Connecting to your source
<![if !supportLists]>· <![endif]>Trans-fats
<![if !supportLists]>· <![endif]>Chiropractic and spinal research
<![if !supportLists]>· <![endif]>Antibiotics and Ear Infections
<![if !supportLists]>· <![endif]>Humor
<![if !vml]><![endif]>Killed by fairies
The January 2001 Smithsonian magazine has an article discussing historian Roger Ekirch's research on darkness.* It goes without saying that, in contrast to today, for most of human history the streets and roads, towns and villages became different worlds when the sun went down. Everything and everyone was cloaked in darkness.
that world strange, dangerous creatures arose that filled the night and waylaid
the unwary or unlucky. As professor Ekirch writes:
some ways they are not much different than an incubus or a nighthag.
Just because we have given our monsters Greek and Latin names they are no more
knowable and no less mysterious than a "will of the wisp" or a "nighthag."
People today walk into their well-lit doctor's office with dread. What will he/she discover? Is there something mysterious and deadly growing inside of me? Too many people live their lives as if they are waiting for something terrible to descend upon them. That is no way to live. Our Creator did not create us to be victims.
Modern medicine often waits until a person is seriously ill before they do something about their health.
<![if !vml]><![endif]>By the time a serious illness (cancer, heart disease, diabetes, etc.) is discovered by regular medical procedures a person has been suffering from poor health for many years. The time to deal with a health problem is before it gets serious. That's why chiropractors, nutritionists, exercise physiologists, homeopaths, naturopaths, acupuncturists and other natural healers are becoming so popular. The scary things arising from within us can often be prevented by heading them off, by correcting disturbances in our physiology in early stages – by practicing preventative healthcare rather than waiting around as victims for The Big One to cart us away.
Chiropractic care, by locating and correcting subluxations now is an excellent natural, drug-free and non-surgical way to give yourself and your family health assurance.
Every organ and gland in your body needs a healthy spine and nervous system to function properly (see illustration). Chiropractors can determine if there are blockages in your spine, and correct them so that increased energy and information may travel through your body without interference.
An old Chinese saying sums it up best: "If people paid attention to the little health problems, they wouldn't have big health problems."
Connecting to Your Source
Health and illness are multifactorial meaning that there are many things
which affect our lives. In one fascinating study it was found that of 232 older patients at
What is a trans-fat? Is it really bad for you? It seems that a number of years ago scientists with way too much free time on their hands found out that if they heated cooking oil to a very high temperature and then bubbled hydrogen through it the oil became solid. Voilà – margarine was born (shortening too). These are trans-fats. Sound unnatural? It is. But wait, it gets worse. According to the Harvard School of Public Health, consumption of trans-fatty acids doubles the risk of a heart attack, increases the risk of diabetes, and is responsible for the deaths of 30,000 Americans annually.
Udo Erasmus in Fats that Heal, Fats that Kill, writes that trans-fats interfere with vision in children, lower intelligence, interfere with liver function, affect sexual function in animals and have been correlated with increased breast and prostate cancers.
Trans-fats increase supermarket food shelf life but don't seem to help ours. For more information on trans-fats and cooking with oils go to www.celtic-seasalt.com. (3)
Chiropractic and spinal research
Remember, a person with any kind of health problem needs chiropractic. Feel free to share these studies with others.
<![if !vml]><![endif]>Less painkillers needed during delivery if patient under chiropractic care. A study was conducted in which chiropractic adjustments were given during pregnancy. It revealed that the need for painkillers during delivery was reduced by half under chiropractic care. This study was suppressed by the AMA because it showed chiropractic effectiveness. All pregnant patients benefit by chiropractic care which can help lessen or eliminate morning sickness and permit a more comfortable labor and delivery. (4)
Low back pain and urinary incontinence. This study comes from a medical orthopedic practice. Sixteen patients with low back pain had urinary incontinence. When surgery reduced low back pain successfully (11 of 12 patients) the urinary incontinence was cured or improved. (5)
Our comment – too bad they didn't try chiropractic adjustments first; they most likely would have gotten better without the surgery. If you know anyone considering orthopedic surgery please have them contact our office and speak to us.
Antibiotics and ear Infections – don't bother
<![if !vml]><![endif]>Antibiotics for ear infections makes no difference in outcome. In fact there are studies reporting that antibiotics given to children actually cause more ear infections. In this study, records from 2,089 otitis media patients were examined to determine incidence and treatment success. There was no difference in success rates between antibiotic and no antibiotic therapies. (6) Ear infections? Try chiropractic first.
The pharmaceutical companies have finally come up with drugs that we
<![if !vml]><![endif]>Extra Strength Buy-one-all: When
combined with Buyagra, can cause an indiscriminate
buying frenzy so severe the victim may even come home with a Donnie Osmond CD.
Bye. See you next month. Don't
forget to stop by for a spinal checkup and an adjustment. And bring in the family too – for a healthier