June 1, 2016
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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 – toxins, thoughts and trauma
- This is what you were born for
- Antibiotics may increase allergies & asthma
- Questions and answers about chiropractic
- Traditional eating
- Did you know?
- Researching chiropractic
- Success Story
The 3 T’s – toxins, thoughts and trauma
Dr. Daniel David (DD) Palmer, the discoverer of chiropractic (1895), said that dis-ease (body malfunction) was caused by toxins, thoughts and trauma – the three T’s. Modern science is just catching up to his insights; he was far ahead of his time.
Understanding the three T’s will help you understand the causes of disease, how to prevent disease and, if you are suffering, how to address the cause. For this issue we’re going to discuss toxins.
Toxins (poisons in the environment) have been linked to cancer, brain tumors, heart disease, Parkinson’s, multiple sclerosis, ALS, autism, rheumatoid arthritis, depression, immune system failure and more. Many of these diseases are linked to chronic or long-standing inflammation which is what toxins create. A toxic person is like a walking time bomb, waiting for disease to strike.
How do we become toxic? Toxins come from our external environment (exogenous toxicity) and from our internal environment (endogenous toxicity).
There are so many toxins in our external environment that we can’t list them all. They include air pollution, herbicides, pesticides, fungicides, mercury and other heavy metals from dental fillings, chemical factories, waste dumps, toxic chemicals injected via vaccination, outgassing from carpets and various products, the chlorine and fluoride and waste chemicals in our water – the list is long and depressing.
Toxins are so common that researchers have found more than 200 chemicals in newborn umbilical cord blood including the controversial plastics additive bisphenol A, or BPA, which mimics estrogen and has been shown to cause developmental problems and precancerous growth in animals. Is it any wonder why our children are so sick today? (1)
Toxins generated from inside our body include oral pathology such as infected root canals, infected wisdom tooth sockets, infected tonsils, longstanding waste in the colon, intestinal parasites and many others. Toxins generated from inside the body can be just as dangerous as those from outside the body.
What do you do for toxicity? How do you remove toxins? It is done through the process of detoxification.
Since ancient times, for thousands of years, people all over the world in many cultures have employed numerous detoxification procedures such as fasting, hot baths, sauna, clay, cleansing diets, sweat lodges, exercises, special diets, enemas, colonics, massage, bodywork, sunlight (heliotherapy) and many other procedures.
Modern life today has more toxins than any ancient culture ever had and yet we do less detoxification now. We should be doing so much more. So many people are suffering from chronic illness because they are full of toxins.
How do you start to detoxify? There is much you can do to detoxify. Doctors of Chiropractic, Naturopathy, Homeopathy, Chinese medicine and Ayurveda and other healthcare practitioners from different disciplines often specialize in or work with people who can address toxicity.
Next month we’ll discuss thoughts (emotions) and health.
This is what you were born for …
You are born to live a life of vitality, strength, peace and happiness! It is your birthright, your natural state. That life should be long and full of joy, excitement, pleasure and fulfillment.
But it doesn’t always seem that way. Too many people are not living to their potential; too many people are living lives wracked with physical and mental disease.
In order to discover physical and mental health you need to remove anything interfering with your proper function.
The chiropractic profession has discovered a serious condition that interferes with your proper function. It is an internal distortion of your spine and body structure – a subluxation. Subluxations are structural distortions that stress your nervous system – your brain, spinal cord, cranial nerves and related structures.
Subluxations are caused by any stress your body cannot handle: a difficult birth, a fall, an accident, emotional upset, chemical toxicity, overwork, or a combination of stresses (i.e. physical, chemical or emotional stress while you are tired, overworked, malnourished, etc.).
Chiropractic subluxation correction improves your health in many ways.
In over a hundred years of clinical experience, millions of patients have praised chiropractic for helping them with menstrual problems, a more comfortable pregnancy and labor/delivery, ear infections, high blood pressure, fevers, asthma, colic, eczema, headaches, migraines, back pain, arthritis, stress, sleeplessness, dyslexia, vision, learning disorders and so much more.
But it’s more than pain and sickness. Chiropractic is an excellent way to maximize sports performance, improve overall health and enhance balance, strength and fitness.
Subluxations are epidemic in our society; most people have them in their body and don’t know it. For that reason, everyone needs periodic chiropractic checkups to locate and correct (adjust) their subluxations. Make an appointment to have your spine checked today!
Antibiotics may increase allergies & asthma
University of Michigan researchers claim that antibiotics alter intestinal microflora and can lead to changes in the entire immune system. Mice were first given antibiotics, and then given yeast fungus to create a fungal colony in their digestive tracts. The lead researcher, Gary Huffnagle, described the lungs of the treated mice as “shredded,” making them unable to breathe. (2)
Questions and answers about chiropractic
Question: Is chiropractic safe and appropriate for pregnant women?
Answer: If there is one class of patient that needs chiropractic it is the pregnant patient. Chiropractic can help a pregnant woman experience a more relaxed, comfortable pain-free pregnancy, labor and delivery.
During pregnancy the body secretes a hormone, relaxin, that loosens up the ligaments so that the mother’s bones will separate more easily and the baby can more comfortably travel through the birth canal. However, if the mother’s spine and body structure (especially the hips, pubic bones and pelvis) are off balance a “looser” spine can make the imbalance worse. That’s a major reason why so many pregnant women have spinal pain. Chiropractic to the rescue!
The article below is excerpted from the Weston Price web site.
Butter or margarine?
For millennia, butter has been used by cultures all over the world for its life-sustaining properties. When Dr. Weston Price studied native diets in the 1930’s he found that butter was a staple in the diets of many supremely healthy peoples…. American folk children given skim milk during their growing years were pale and thin, with “pinched” faces.
Does butter cause disease?
On the contrary, butter protects us against many diseases. Heart disease was rare in America at the turn of the century. Between 1920 and 1960, the incidence of heart disease rose precipitously to become America’s number one killer…. Actually butter contains many nutrients that protect us from heart disease…. A Medical Research Council survey showed that men eating butter ran half the risk of developing heart disease as those using margarine. (3)
Butter & Cancer …
Read the entire article at: http://www.westonaprice.org/know-your-fats/why-butter-is-better/#sthash.K9ahz8wj.dpuf
Did you know?
Pteronophobia is the fear of being tickled by feathers!
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.
Headaches in a six-year-old. A 6-year-old boy who had been suffering from chronic headaches for the past two years of his life was brought in for chiropractic care.
Medical doctors could not figure out what was causing his headaches. The child was prescribed pain killers (ibuprofen) which were ineffective.
A chiropractic analysis revealed he had subluxations in his upper neck (upper cervical spine) and he began a series of spinal adjustments. After 10 visits over a 2-month period his headaches completely resolved. (4)
From breech to normal birth presentation. A 31-year-old pregnant woman was diagnosed with a transverse breech presentation by her obstetrician when she was 30 weeks pregnant.
She received a special type of chiropractic adjustment known as the Webster Technique that relaxes the pelvis and permits the uterus to expand so the fetus could turn to a healthy presentation for delivery. After 7 visits over 3 weeks of chiropractic care, the patient’s midwife confirmed that the child was no longer in a breech position and had assumed a normal (vertex) presentation. The mother was then able to have a natural home birth. (5)
A five-year-old with sensory modulation disorder and constipation. A 5-year-old girl had a history of birth trauma, developmental delays, sensory processing challenges, sleep difficulties and other functional disorders.
Following chiropractic adjustments, she demonstrated more frequent bowel movements, more-restful sleep, improved mood and improved ability to concentrate and
engage with her environment. (6)
Seizures and behavioral disturbances following head trauma. A 2-year-old boy suffering from seizures, behavioral disturbances and cognitive developmental delays following a head trauma was brought to a chiropractic office. Since the accident the boy had 1-3 seizures per week, but occasionally had as many as three seizures a day.
He was also combative, angry, uncooperative with his parents and language delayed. Fifteen months after the trauma the parents sought out chiropractic care for their child.
A chiropractic examination revealed that the boy had a subluxation of the C1 (atlas) vertebra.
He had seven chiropractic visits over 5½ months and was adjusted three times over the course of care. There was improvement and eventual cessation of his seizure activity following the chiropractic care in addition to improvement in his behavior and cognitive development. (7)
Once my daughter started to hold her head up on her own I noticed she tended to favor her one side, and her head often appeared tilted toward her left shoulder.
I started to worry because I knew a couple who had to have their baby wear a HELMET for months for the same issue. Torticollis.
I brought her in to see Dr Horning, and after two visits. TWO VISITS the problem corrected itself and she easily began to hold her head up equally and properly.
I tell ALL of my friends with infants to please consider chiropractic care as opposed to a HELMET. I did not want my poor baby to have to go through that, and to think all it took was a couple of visits.
Thank you Dr Horning.
My goal for 2016 was to lose just 10 pounds … only 15 to go ...
How to prepare tofu:
1. Throw it in the trash.
2. Grill some meat.
I don't mean to brag but … I finished my 14-day diet food in 3 hours and 20 minutes ...
A recent study has found women who carry a little extra weight live longer than men who mention it.
Kids today don't know how easy they have it. When I was young, I had to walk 9 feet through shag carpet to change the TV channel.
I may not be that funny or athletic or good looking or smart or talented … I forgot where I was going with this...
A thief broke into my house last night. He started searching for money … so I woke up and searched with him.
My dentist told me I need a crown… I said, “You bet, pour mine over rocks” …
Just remember, once you're over the hill you begin to pick up speed.
- Goodman S. Scientific American. Sept. 2, 2009. http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/newborn-babies-chemicals-exposure-bpa/
- Presentation at the American Society for Microbiology on May 26, 2004.
- Fallon S, Enig MG. Why butter is better. Posted on January 1, 2000. The Weston A. Price Foundation. http://www.westonaprice.org/know-your-fats/why-butter-is-better/
- Olsen R, Alcantara J. Resolution of chronic cervicogenic headaches in a 6-year-old male following care directed at vertebral subluxations: a case report. Journal of Pediatric, Maternal & Family Health – Chiropractic. 2014;4:81-86.
- Drobbin D, La Rosa S. Resolution of transverse breech pregnancy following administration of chiropractic using the Webster Technique: a case study & selective review of literature. Journal of Pediatric, Maternal & Family Health – Chiropractic. 2015;1:9-14.
- Yoshimura R, Lathrop JM. Improvement in sensory modulation & functional disorders in a Female pediatric patient undergoing chiropractic care. Annals of Vertebral Subluxation Research. May 5, 2015:108-118.
- Komarek AJ, Tedder N, Tedder A. Cessation of seizures, behavioral disturbances and improvement in cognitive developmental delay following upper cervical chiropractic care in a 2-year-old: a case report. Journal of Upper Cervical Chiropractic Research. May 14, 2015:14-18.