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Healthy Living Chiropractic Newsletter

Gateway Chiropractic Center

3519 Gateway Drive, Eau Claire, WI  54701




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)



Thank you for attending the 1st annual "Patient Appreciation Picnic"


We all had a great time…including Dr. Craig who was "dunked" many times!


We'll see you at next year's picnic!






  • Who is the most powerful?
  • Chiropractic patients spend less on healthcare
  • Did you know?
  • Chiropractic and spinal research
  • Unnecessary surgery is rampant
  • Autism and MMR
  • Fluoride linked to bone cancer (again)
  • Humor
  • References


Who is the most powerful?


To every man is given the key to the gates of heaven; the same key opens the gates of hell. – Richard P. Feynman

The desire and search for health, harmony and happiness of body, mind and spirit is universal.


People may journey thousands of miles and spend a fortune searching for the right doctor, teacher, clinic or spa.


In your searching please don't forget who has the real power.


It is you.


You have the power to create disease or health, happiness or misery, hope or despair, knowledge or ignorance. You have the power to say "no" to the world's most talented healers, to refuse the most heartfelt entreaties.


Where you are now, how sick or healthy, happy or sad, relaxed or stressed is your creation, borne out of your prior thoughts, deeds, nutrition, attitudes, activities (or inactivity), beliefs, dreams, loves and hates, hopes and fears. You did it all.


You can still do it! In this moment (in every moment) the power to continue as you have been or the power to alter your course is yours. No one can heal you if you refuse to help yourself.


Within you are many strengths, weaknesses and habits you've received from your parents, family, friends, teachers, culture and general environment. But you always have the ability to cast off that which may no longer be useful or necessary and embrace that which serves you better.


An old Yiddish proverb states, "Ten enemies can't do to you what you can do to yourself."


But the converse is also true, "Ten healers, helpers and doctors can't help you as much as you can help yourself."


Your past is prologue; you need not be weighed down by it if it doesn't serve you.


What still, small voice is whispering in the quiet moments between your thoughts? Heed the direction your conscience is leading, reclaim your power; you are the architect of your destiny. Your fate is in your hands.


Chiropractic Patients Spend Less on Healthcare


From the journal Archives of Internal Medicine comes a study showing that individuals with "Chiropractic insurance coverage, compared with those without coverage, had lower annual total health care expenditures…. "

The study concluded the reasons for the lowered cost included:

  • Substitution of chiropractic for traditional medical care, particularly for spine conditions
  • More conservative, less invasive treatment
  • Lower health service costs (1)



Did you know?

Your body is mostly water.


You need to be properly hydrated to live and be healthy. Sadly, a large proportion of the population is dehydrated – and they are suffering for it. 


Research shows that dehydration makes you age faster, weakens your joints, contributes to disc and spinal problems and can cause depression (our brain is mostly water).


Other conditions linked to dehydration are high blood pressure (your blood is thicker so your heart has to work harder to pump it), constipation, asthma, allergies and obesity. These (and many other) problems have cleared up by rehydration. It usually takes about two weeks to re-hydrate yourself.


How do you become dehydrated? It's easy if you drink coffee, tea, soda and juices instead of water when you are thirsty. Those drinks may quench your thirst, but they do not re-hydrate you.


It's best to drink water at room temperature or warmer. (Avoid distilled and ice water.)


Chiropractic and Spinal Research


Remember, all people can benefit from chiropractic care no matter what condition they may have. If you have any specific questions please feel free to contact us.

Neck Pain. Patients were evaluated at least three months after stopping care at which time disability and pain intensity was measured. Seventeen patients (49%) reported their improvement as "excellent" and another 14 (40%) did so as "good." The mean patient-rated improvement was 88.2%.  (2)


Vision. This paper describes 17 consecutive patients from 9-52 years of age who had concentric narrowing of the visual fields. Some of their symptoms included headaches, dizziness, blurred vision, photophobia and fatigue. Complete recovery of the visual fields and many accompanying symptoms occurred in 11 patients who completed the course of chiropractic treatments.

Example: A 21-year-old male suffered from severe headaches, blurred vision, memory disturbance and postural hypotension for 7 months shortly after being knocked unconscious by a blow to the head. A narrowing of the visual fields was found and the patient received spinal care. After the first visit the headaches stopped, memory improved and dizziness decreased. Visual fields returned to normal by the second visit. (3)


Headache, depression & poor appetite. 13-year-old male. Upon presentation, patient was in considerable pain, wearing dark glasses and earplugs to compensate for increased sensitivity to sound and light. One week beforehand he had been injured in a football game collision. Medical doctors had given the child painkillers and he was hospitalized in traction for two weeks with no improvement. Following his initial adjustment the patient could ride home without wearing his sunglasses and for the first time in two weeks expressed an interest in food. He reported feeling "the best I've felt in six weeks." (4)


Unnecessary Surgery is Rampant


Three hundred thousand (300,000) ear tube operations/year ($2,000-$4,000 each) and no proof they work

Jack L. Paradise, MD, U. of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, did a study of 6,000 babies. By age three, 429 had persistent fluid in their ears. Half got ear tubes, the other half didn't – and there was no difference in outcomes between the two groups. Paradise's advice for parents of such kids: "Don't just do something. Sit there." (5)

Our comment: They should all try chiropractic adjustments.



Autism and MMR


Protect your children from autism – avoid vaccinations. New research has shown that the incidence of autism has increased 10-fold in the past 10 years. Although autism has been noticed to occur as a result of many different shots, the MMR seems to elicit the most reports of autism. Dr. Vijendra Singh found that nine out of 10 autistic children had experienced a reaction to the MMR vaccine. Richard Holverson, a London doctor said, "This research gives further weight to a number of different studies that show a link between MMR and autism."  Reactions to MMR also include convulsions, arthritis and a host of other problems.

Fluoride Linked to Bone Cancer (again)


Newly available research out of Harvard University links fluoride in tap water, at levels most Americans drink, to osteosarcoma, a rare form of bone cancer. (7)

The environmental working group EWG, a highly regarded Washington, DC- based organization, urges that fluoride in tap water be declared a known or probable cancer cause, based on this and previous animal and human studies. (8)

Our comment: If you live in an area where the water is fluoridated, use a filter for drinking and cooking water that'll remove the fluoride and chlorine (which is also dangerous to your health). Many people now have filters over or under the sink in their kitchen.




Here are classic Henny Youngman jokes. He was known as the "King of the One-Liners."


I once wanted to become an atheist, but I gave up - they have no holidays.

Nurse: "Doctor, the man you just gave a clean bill of health to dropped dead right as he was leaving the office". Doctor: "Turn him around, make it look like he was walking in."


A doctor gave a man six months to live. The man couldn't pay his bill, so he gave him another six months.

A doctor says to a man "You want to improve your love life? You need to get some exercise. Run ten miles a day." Two weeks later, the man called the doctor. The doctor says "How is your love life since you have been running?" "I don't know, I'm 140 miles away!"

My Grandmother is over eighty and still doesn't need glasses. Drinks right out of the bottle.


My wife and I have the secret to making a marriage last. Two times a week, we go to a nice restaurant, a little wine, good food. She goes Tuesdays, I go Fridays.


Someone stole all my credit cards, but I won't be reporting it. The thief spends less than my wife did.


My hotel room is so small, the mice are hunchbacked.


She's been married so many times she has rice marks on her face.


See you next month. We would be happy to email this newsletter to you, your friends, co-workers and relatives.  Please let us know if you would like this service. Also remember that everyone needs to be free from subluxations so bring your friends and loved ones for a spinal checkup.