November 1, 2015
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This issue’s table of contents
- Why do chiropractors work on the spine?
- What was the number one song on the day you were born?
- Did you know?
- Why are younger people getting Alzheimer’s?
- GMOs linked to depression
- Questions and answers
- Another reason to avoid the flu shot
- Researching Chiropractic
- Success Story
Why do chiropractors work on the spine?
What does your spine have to do with your overall health?
The answer is: quite a lot.
Chiropractors work on the spine so naturally people assume they are back and neck doctors. Yes, loads of people love chiropractic for help with those problems.
However, when you sit in a chiropractor’s waiting room you may see people there for all kinds of health issues: mothers with colicky infants, toddlers with ear infections, adults with headaches and migraines, school children with dyslexia, ADD or concentration problems, women with menstrual cramps, pregnant patients, professional or amateur athletes wanting to improve their performance – and lots more.
Why are they coming in for chiropractic spinal care?
The answer is that chiropractors work on the spine because that’s where the nerves are.
Your brain sends its messages across billions of nerve fibers that taper into a bundle called the spinal cord.
Your spinal cord exits from the bottom of your brain, through a hole in your skull and runs down your back inside your spinal column.
Your spinal column protects your spinal cord by surrounding it in bone. But not solid bone – you wouldn’t be able to move very well if your spine was solid so nature gave us a compromise – protection was traded for flexibility. Your spine is not one solid bone but many bones called vertebrae so you can bend, twist and move in different directions.
The nerves inside your spine branch off through openings between your spinal bones and connect your brain to all your muscles, organs, glands, and billions of other body parts.
Sometimes your spinal bones become misaligned and either damage or put stress on the very nerves they are supposed to protect. This misalignment causing nerve stress is called a subluxation.
Chiropractors spend years of training learning how to locate subluxations in patients and, using the art of the chiropractic adjustment, how to correct these subluxations.
Chiropractic in a sense is all about proper communication – making sure your brain “speaks” to all your body parts and your body parts “speak” to your brain without nerve-irritating subluxations getting in the way.
Subluxations affect your body’s communications system. If the communication between your brain and body is less than it should be then your body will function at less than optimal. That creates dis-ease (body malfunction) and dis-ease weakens you, lowers your resistance, unbalances you, causes stress and fatigue, and sets the stage for diseases of all types
Millions of people visit their neighborhood Doctor of Chiropractic to keep their bodies free of subluxations to promote greater health and healing no matter what condition they are suffering from.
Everyone needs a chiropractic checkup to make sure they are living free of subluxations.
What was the number one song on the day you were born?
This is fun. Find out by going to: http://playback.fm/birthday-song.
Did you know?
Your brain has an immune system!
Anatomy books need to be rewritten (again). University of Virginia School of Medicine researchers discovered that your brain is directly connected to your immune system through lymphatic vessels.
There’s a direct connect between your immune system and your brain. They talk to each other and influence one another.
This is another reason why we must be careful about what we eat and drink and make sure everyone is under chiropractic care so our immune and nervous systems are stress-free.
This may be one reason why chiropractic has been observed to help patients with Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s, multiple sclerosis, ADD, ADHD, autism and allergies as well as to improve IQ and have other neurological benefits. (1)
Why are younger people getting Alzheimer’s?
People in their 30s and 40s are experiencing dementia. The cause? Mercury from vaccines (and dental fillings) plus other toxins are causing brain degeneration.
A study in Surgical Neurology International finds that dementia and other neurological diseases are striking people in their 60s, 50s, 40s and even 30s.
According to the researchers these diseases have increased to “almost epidemic” levels.
Lead researcher Colin Pritchard says, “Environmental factors must play a major part.”
The researchers looked at brain diseases in 21 western countries from 1989 to 2010 and found that in 2010 the average rate of onset for dementia was 10 years earlier than it was in 1989. Deaths from other neurological diseases had also increased significantly in people aged 55 to 74 and had nearly doubled in people aged 75 and older. (2)
Russell Blaylock, MD, a brain surgeon, in an online discussion addresses the reasons for this:
Sugar, high glycemic carbohydrates, trans fats, excitotoxin food additives [i.e. NutraSweet™, Splenda™, Equall™) and oxidized N-6 oils. In combination, these foods and additives can produce severe and prolonged damage to multiple neurological systems … vaccinations can activate brain microglia and under special conditions, lead to neuro-degeneration…. Most vaccines contain aluminum adjuvants. This aluminum moves intro the brain accumulating in the microglia and astrocytes. This is neurotoxic…. The highest concentration of microglia are in the hippocampus, the prefrontal cortex and the substantial nigra, which would explain the link to both Parkinson’s disease and Alzheimer’s disease. (3)
GMOs linked to depression
Another reason to avoid GMOs (genetically modified foods) is because the pesticide Roundup™ (glyphosate) is sprayed on nearly all GMO crops. Roundup does things that were not expected – it blocks a chemical pathway (shikimate). This chemical pathway is important for you to have healthy intestinal bacteria (flora).
Glyphosate damages the intestinal bacteria that produce neurotransmitters such as serotonin, melatonin and dopamine that are important for brain function. Deficiencies in these neurotransmitters are linked to depression and other serious health problems.
Where is glyphosate found? Nearly everywhere! Glyphosate is found in water, rain, breast milk, blood and urine. It’s in almost everyone. Do yourself and your family a favor and only purchase foods you know are GMO-free. (4)
Questions and answers
Question: What is the one bone in your body that floats?
Answer: Your hyoid bone (behind your chin) is the only bone in your body not connected to any other bone. Your tongue (and many muscles) anchors to it.
Another reason to refuse flu shots
There are more complaints, damages and financial compensations given for the flu shot than any childhood vaccine. Here’s a recent headline that underscores that point:
Woman Paralyzed After Flu Shot Receives $11 Million for Treatment
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.
Constipation in three-year-olds. Three-year-old male and female children were brought in by their parents for chiropractic care. Both suffered from constipation. The boy had only one bowel movement per week since birth whereas the girl had experienced only one or two bowel movements per week two weeks prior to presentation.
Despite adding raw fruits and vegetables and lots of water to their diets, they continued to suffer.
The boy’s mother used to resort to using a rectal thermometer once a week to stimulate her son’s bowel movement as his pediatrician was of the opinion that no pathology existed.
However chiropractic examination revealed subluxations in both children. The girl received care in 6 visits over 6 weeks and the boy received care in 11 visits over a 2½-month period. Constipation resolved in both. (5)
Neck and shoulder pain in a 67-year-old. A 67-year-old man presented to the New Zealand College of Chiropractic, Chiropractic Centre with severe neck pain (cervicalgia), right arm paraesthesia (weird nerve sensations) of two years duration, and adhesive capsulitis (frozen shoulder) of his left shoulder of 20 years duration.
His neck pain was constant and rated 8/10 at its worst and his left shoulder abduction was restricted to 90°.
The chiropractor corrected the patient’s subluxations and after 4 visits over a 4-week period the patient regained the full range of motion in his left shoulder, his neck pain subsided to 1/10 and his paraesthesia disappeared. (6)
Improvements in an 82-year-old woman with osteoarthritis. An 82-year-old woman suffered from lack of movement and lack of function due to chronic osteoarthritis of both knees. She also had degenerative disc disease in her lumbar (lower back) spine that affected her posture. Her physical problems were interfering with her quality of life and causing emotional stress.
As a result of chiropractic care she experienced physical improvements in mobility and improvement in her overall physical and emotional wellbeing (determined using both RAND36 and PHQ-4 assessment instruments). (7)
Sciatic Nerve Pain
I could barely walk, could only stand for 5-10 minutes. My only relief was to sit or lie down. The pain was so excruciating that I went to the ER. X-rays were done to reveal that I had sciatic nerve pain.
I went to my G.P. who referred me to physical therapy. After weeks of PT, there was some relief. I requested an MRI be done. When that was finally approved, it revealed that I have Spinal Stenosis. So, I saw a spine specialist who advised that I had 3 choices: surgery, shots, or do nothing. My decision was to see Dr. Horning. Dr. Horning’s approach is Advanced Biostructural Correction (ABC) and some supplements.
Today, I can stand and walk without the nearly unbearable excruciating pain. I still have pain but very tolerable. I can now do all of my yard and gardening work without unbearable pain. I will soon resume doing my automotive maintenance and repair work. For the most part, I have my life back!!! Thanks to Dr. Horning. Robert W.
Why Teachers Drink
The following questions were given in a GED examination. These are genuine answers.
Q. Name the four seasons.
A. Salt, pepper, mustard and vinegar.
Q. How is dew formed?
A. The sun shines down on the leaves and makes them perspire.
Q. What guarantees may a mortgage company insist on?
A. If you are buying a house they will insist that you are well endowed.
Q. In a democratic society, how important are elections?
A. Very important. Sex can only happen when a male gets an election.
Q. What are steroids?
A. Things for keeping carpets still on the stairs.
Q. What happens to your body as you age?
A. When you get old, so do your bowels and you get intercontinental.
Q. What happens to a boy when he reaches puberty?
A. He says goodbye to his boyhood and looks forward to his adultery.
Q. Name a major disease associated with cigarettes.
A. Premature death.
Q. What is artificial insemination?
A. When the farmer does it to the bull instead of the cow.
Q. How can you delay milk turning sour?
A. Keep it in the cow.
Q. How are the main 20 parts of the body categorized (e.g. the abdomen)?
A. The body is consisted into 3 parts – the brainium, the borax and the abdominal cavity. The brainium contains the brain, the borax contains the heart and lungs and the abdominal cavity contains the five bowels: A,E,I,O,U.
Q. What is the fibula?
A. A small lie.
Q. What does “varicose” mean?
Q. What is the most common form of birth control?
A. Most people prevent contraption by wearing a condominium.
Q. Give the meaning of the term “Caesarean section.”
A. The Caesarean section is a district in Rome.
Q. What is a seizure?
A. A Roman Emperor.
Q. What is a terminal illness?
A. When you are sick at the airport.
Q. What does the word “benign” mean?
A. Benign is what you will be after you be eight.
1. Louveau A. Smirnov I, Eccles JD et al. Structural and functional features of central nervous system lymphatic vessels. Nature. 2015;523:337-341. doi:10.1038/nature14432
2. Pritchard C, Rosenorn-Lanng E. Neurological deaths of American adults (55–74) and the over 75's by sex compared with 20 Western countries 1989–2010: Cause for concern. Surg Neurol Int. 2015;6:123.
4. Jeffrey Smith, of the Institute for Responsible Technology in Genetic Roulette: The Gamble of Our Lives. http://geneticroulettemovie.com.
5. Mills M, Alcantara J. Resolution of constipation in children following subluxation based chiropractic care: a case series & review of the literature. Journal of Pediatric, Maternal & Family Health – Chiropractic. 2015;3:117-120.
6. Ham D, Lim TB, Dobson G. Resolution of cervicalgia, paresthesias and chronic adhesive capsulitis in a 67-year-old male: a case study. Annals of Vertebral Subluxation Research. October 8, 2015:163-166.
7. Patel D, Russell D. Improvement in mobility, emotional wellbeing & quality of life in an older adult following subluxation based chiropractic care: a case report. Annals of Vertebral Subluxation Research. September 17, 2015:157-162.
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