August 1, 2016
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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.
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This issue’s table of contents
- The 3 T’s of chiropractic – thoughts, trauma and toxins
- FDA death meter
- Breastfeeding, asthma, allergies and obesity
- Questions and answers about chiropractic
- Traditional eating
- Did you know?
- Researching chiropractic
- Success Story
The 3 T’s of chiropractic – thoughts, trauma and toxins
DD Palmer, the discoverer of chiropractic (pictured at left) in 1895 said that dis-ease or body malfunction is usually caused by three things: toxins, thoughts and trauma.
Let’s discuss trauma.
Trauma is any force that the body cannot resist or adapt to.
When people think of trauma they often think of something violent – a car accident, a fall, a sports injury, a difficult delivery, sleeping in a weird position, collisions or other sudden disruptions.
But there’s also micro-trauma – doing the same thing over and over so that it eventually wears down and damages the body: typing in the same position, laying carpet or even playing a sport using the same motion over and over.
Whether it is a macro-trauma or a micro-trauma the result is often a subluxation – a distortion in your body structure creating dis-ease. As a result, your body struggles to rebalance and function ideally. Your nervous system is under-working or over-working. There is muscle, organ or tissue weakness, sub-optimal functioning and lack of health (wholeness). This dis-ease sets the stage for disease.
Chiropractors are specially trained to locate and correct subluxations in your body whether trauma has occurred today or at birth or any time in between. That is why everyone, from infants to the elderly, needs a chiropractic checkup and adjustment.
FDA death meter
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration was created to protect the public from dangerous drugs. It’s not doing a very good job. This “FDA Death Meter” will shock you. It tells you the number of Americans that have died from FDA-approved drugs, vaccines and medical devices. Check it out – if you dare. And think about how lucky you are that you use chiropractic – the world’s largest non-drug healthcare system.
Breastfeeding, asthma, allergies and obesity
In yet another study revealing the amazing benefits of breastfeeding over formula feeding, Australian researchers followed 2,195 children for six years to evaluate the effects of breastfeeding on asthma, allergy and obesity. (1-2)
The exclusively breastfed babies had a lower incidence of asthma and other allergic disease. Most interesting of all, every month of additional breastfeeding resulted in a 4% reduction in the risk of asthma.
Other studies discovered that adolescents who were not breastfed as infants had a higher risk of being overweight than breastfed children. (3)
Breastfeeding into the toddler years should be the norm – it is one of the best things that can be done to ensure a child’s long-term health and wellbeing.
Questions and answers about chiropractic
Question: What is chiropractic for?
Answer: Ask different people what chiropractic care is for and you’ll hear:
Chiropractic is for menstrual problems
Chiropractic is for ear infections
Chiropractic is for a better golf swing
Chiropractic is for headaches
Chiropractic is for better concentration and higher grades
Chiropractic is for asthma
Chiropractic is for autism
Chiropractic is for low back pain
Chiropractic is for disk problems
Chiropractic is for neck pain
Chiropractic is for infertility …
Get the point? The list can go on and on because people often think chiropractic is locating and correcting subluxations to help their condition or problem. But in reality….
The purpose of chiropractic is to make your body function closer to its full potential. Chiropractors do that by locating and correcting areas of spine and nerve stress called subluxations. Subluxations can weaken or damage every tissue, organ and gland in your body.
Do you have fermented foods with every (or nearly every) meal? You should – fermented foods are an inexpensive, effective and simple way to optimize your gut microbiome (micro-organism population) that is absolutely essential for physical and mental health.
For every cell that is you there are ten times more bacteria, fungi, viruses and other tiny life forms inside you. You are a walking multi-species transport system with billions of microorganisms on your insides and outside (all over your skin, hair and in every nook and cranny).
Over the past several years, research has revealed that the microbes inside you — bacteria, fungi, viri and others — are essential for proper body function. They make vitamins, keep the bad “bugs” under control, help you get rid of toxins and affect your weight and mood. When your GI tract is not properly balanced, a wide range of health problems can appear, including allergies and intestinal, digestive, allergic and autoimmune diseases.
That’s why fermented foods are so important. They are full of beneficial microorganisms that most people do not get elsewhere; they replenish the good microorganisms and keep you in balance.
You need only one-quarter to one-half cup of fermented vegetables one to three times per day. You’ll probably notice improvements in your energy levels, mental clarity, digestion, elimination and immunity.
Although common in traditional diets in every culture throughout the world, the preparation of fermented foods is becoming a lost art. But it is an art that is easily re-discovered. Go to www.westonaprice.org and other websites (a quick search will give you a wealth of information) for information on making your own sauerkraut, pickles, yogurt, kefir, kombucha, beer, fermented vegetables and other wonderful foods that everyone in your family needs for optimal health.
Did you know?
Where does the phrase Procrustean bed (or bed of Procrustes) come from?
In Greek legend Procrustes was a notorious robber who would happily welcome weary travelers to his home near Eleusis for an overnight stay. Procrustes had two beds, one overly long and one unusually short. A tall traveler would get the short bed, a short traveler the long bed.
To fit the traveler to the bed Procrustes would chop off the legs of the tall guest and stretch the bones of the short guests.
The term “Procrustean bed” describes the use of arbitrary or violent measures to fit someone (or something) to a condition to which it does not easily conform, or which could cause serious damage in the attempt to make it fit.
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 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 and chiropractic. This is the case of a 30-year-old woman diagnosed with polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS), hypothyroidism and ulcerative colitis with an eight-year history of infertility.
She initially sought chiropractic care for neck pain and ulcerative colitis. Her history revealed three prior motor vehicle accidents (MVA’s) – in childhood, while in high school and in 2006 to which she attributed her neck pain.
She was diagnosed with hypothyroidism in 2004 and with PCOS in 2005. Two years of medical fertility treatments consisting of metformin, spironolactone and clomifene failed to help. In 2008 she was diagnosed with ulcerative colitis for which she was taking medications.
Spinal analysis consisting of spinal heat readings, palpation and leg checks located her subluxations which were corrected with periodic chiropractic adjustments.
After five months of care she was ovulating again for the first time in eight years. She got pregnant after eight months of care. As of this writing she is the mother of a healthy two-year-old boy and has recently given birth to a baby girl. In addition, the patient reports no more neck pain, improved sleep and improvement of colitis symptoms. (4)
Constipation and bedwetting in a 10-year-old. This is the case study of a 10-year-old girl who was brought to a chiropractic clinic for evaluation. The child had a history of four-day constipation and nocturnal enuresis (bedwetting).
Previous attempts to correct her constipation using probiotics, castor oil and flax seeds were unsuccessful.
Her parents brought her to their neighborhood chiropractor – improvement was seen within an hour of reducing cervical (neck) and ilium (hip) subluxations. On the third visit the mother revealed that a lifetime of bedwetting three to four times a week had ended after the first adjustment. (5)
Increase in height and chiropractic. A 59-year-old man began chiropractic care after suffering from 20 years of low back pain, low energy and poor immune function.
Chiropractic examination revealed long-standing subluxations and degenerative joint disease. This was probably caused or compounded by numerous injuries over his life including a concussion that left him with amnesia for one day. Only acupuncture gave him temporary relief from his back pain.
Various chiropractic techniques were used to correct his vertebral subluxations. The patient showed improvement in all subjective and objective findings – relief from low back pain, improved energy and improved immune function. In addition, due to the increase in disc height throughout his spine, his overall height increased. (6)
Chronic Lower Back Pain
I had chronic lower back pain for 20 plus years, but in November 2015, I “tweaked” my low back and could barely walk. I also could not exercise, and my interactions with my two young children were very limited.
I saw an orthopedist and instead of trying to find and solve the root cause of my problem he simply sent me to physical therapy to relieve the symptoms.
Dr Horning relieved my symptoms and quickly discovered the underlying cause of my low back pain. As a result of treatment by Dr Horning, I have has the best six months of my life in the past 20 years. My lower back feels great and I have had NO limitations on what I can do.
I’m especially grateful that Dr Horning discovered the primary cause of my twenty plus years of low back pain and optimistic that the next twenty years will be an entirely different and positive experience compared to the prior twenty years.
In addition, Dr Horning and his staff spent a lot of time and were successful at getting a preauthorization for an MRI from the insurance company and this was a BIG help in diagnosing my situation.
Humor Airplane Maintenance
Here are some maintenance complaints submitted by pilots and the solutions recorded by maintenance engineers. The airline is the only major airline that has never had a serious accident: Qantas airlines from Australia.
Pilot: Left inside main tire almost needs replacement.
Engineers: Almost replaced left inside main tire.
Pilot: Test flight OK except auto-land very rough.
Engineers: Auto-land not installed on this aircraft.
Pilot: Something loose in cockpit
Engineers: Something tightened in cockpit
Pilot: Dead bugs on windshield.
Engineers: Live bugs on back-order.
Pilot: Auto-pilot in altitude-hold mode produces a 200 feet in second descent.
Engineers: Cannot reproduce problem on ground.
Pilot: Evidence of leak on right main landing gear.
Engineers: Evidence removed.
- Oddy WH et al. The relation of breastfeeding and body mass index to asthma and atopy in children: prospective cohort study to age 6 years. American Journal Public Health. 2004;94(9):1531-1537.
- Silfverdal SA et al. Protective effect of breastfeeding on invasive Haemophilus influenzae infection: a case-control study in Swedish preschool children. International Journal of Epidemiology. 1997;26(2):443-450.
- Gillman MW et al. Risk of overweight among adolescents who were breastfed as infants. Journal of the American Medical Association. 2001;285(19):2461-2467.
- Metzger DK. Resolution of infertility in a patient with polycystic ovarian syndrome, hypothyroidism, and ulcerative colitis. Following subluxation-based chiropractic care: a case report and selective review of the literature. Journal of Pediatric, Maternal & Family Health – Chiropractic. 2016;3:68-74.
- Shtulman I, Cunningham, MA. Resolution of constipation and nocturnal enuresis in a 10-year-old female following adjustment of vertebral subluxations: a case study. Journal of Pediatric, Maternal & Family Health – Chiropractic. 2016;2:61-67.
- Syn G, Harper J, Fedorchuk C. Increase in disc height and autonomic function in a 59-year-old male undergoing chiropractic care. Annals of Vertebral Subluxation Research. April 13, 2015:34-38.