All truths are easy to understand once they are discovered; the point is to discover them. - Galileo Galilei

Everything is for the best in this best of possible worlds. - Voltaire

Stressed out?

The economy, business, jobs, investments, expenses, bills, the future - there are so many things that can stress us out.

But let's be honest. These stresses are nothing new - they might be a little more intense today than a few months ago - but we have always had to deal with financial challenges, with bills, with an uncertain future.


That we live under stress is a given. Yes, life is stressful. Can you escape stress? It's impossible! To be alive is to be under stress.

But stress doesn't have to eat you up inside; it doesn't have to be the kind of STRESS that damages your physical and mental health.

This brings us to what chiropractic can do for you in these trying times. Chiropractors get such good results because they release pressure on your nervous system and body structure. Chiropractic care helps you manage stress better.

So don't let yourself tighten up into a mess of stress. Come in for a chiropractic checkup and adjustment to de-stress your system before you start to develop serious health concerns.

Other things to do when under stress: exercise (it really does make a difference), eat nutrient dense foods, avoid junk foods (they affect your nervous system and weaken your physiology), make sure you get sun (good for your endocrine organs and mood) and take a break from your usual routine and go for a walk, take a vacation or engage in some relaxing activity.

To this we can add meditation, prayer and staying connected to teachers, mentors and friends who can give us advice or at the least, just listen.

Don't just sit there and fall victim to stress. Do something! First and foremost take care of your brain and nervous system - please don't ignore yourself. You need chiropractic care now more than ever.

Sunlight protects older people from heart disease and diabetes

In a new study it was discovered that older people can reduce their risk of developing heart disease and diabetes by spending more time in the sunshine.

Sunlight boosts vitamin D in the skin and older people are more likely to have a vitamin D deficiency due to the natural aging process and changes in lifestyle.

Researchers found that vitamin D deficiency is significantly associated with metabolic syndrome, a combination of medical and metabolic disorders that increase the risk of developing cardiovascular disease and diabetes.

Vitamin D deficiency is very common. The researchers found 94 percent of people in the study had a vitamin D (25-hydroxyvitamin D) deficiency or insufficiency.


The amount of sunlight it takes to make enough vitamin D is always less than the amounts that cause reddening or burning so it should be possible to get the benefits without the worry about skin cancer or skin damage.

Elderly people (and everyone else) can also boost vitamin D levels by eating foods such as oily fish, liver and eggs.

Ironically, as we get older and need to spend more time in the sun, we do the opposite - we spend less time outdoors - and cover ourselves up with clothing.

Do it now. Your body can store enough vitamin D in the sunny months so you'll have enough in you to stay healthy all winter. (2)

Does vaccination give us healthier children?

Philip Incao, M.D.

"A critical point, which is never mentioned by those advocating mandatory vaccination of children, is that children's health has declined significantly since 1960 when vaccines began to be widely used.


According to the National Health Interview Survey conducted annually by the National Center for Health Statistics since 1957, a shocking 31% of U.S. children today have a chronic health problem, 18% of children require special health care or related services and 6.7% of children have a significant disability due to a chronic physical or mental condition. Respiratory allergies, asthma and learning disabilities are the most common of these.

"Since vaccinations have a lasting effect on the immune system, and since it is known that many vaccines shift the balance of the immune system away from its acutely-reacting "Th1" side and toward its chronically-reacting "Th2" side it is a very plausible scenario that vaccines are contributing greatly to the large-scale and unprecedented increase in chronic conditions such as allergies, asthma, diabetes and a wide range of neurological dysfunctions including learning disabilities, attention deficit disorder, seizures and autism in U.S. children today." (3)

ADHD treatment causes young boys to develop female sex organs

Children with ADHD are often found to be vaccine injured and/or the victims of suppressive care - including the use of antibiotics and other drugs.

That may be a contributing factor to the high numbers of children with neurological and learning disorders, dyslexia, ADD, ADHD, asthma and other such problems.

It would be better for these children to get under chiropractic care, to be placed on a nutrient-dense natural, organic diet and to be tested for heavy metal toxicity.

In addition to chiropractic care, children can benefit from other forms of expressive care such as homeopathy, herbalism and naturopathy to cleanse their systems.

Instead MDs place these drug and/or vaccine-injured children on yet more drugs, further altering their body chemistry, driving disease deeper into the brain and adding to their toxic burden. The dangers of drug therapy for ADHD children were further highlighted on CBS News on May 26, 2009 in a report on the drug Risperdal™.

It is supposed to be used primarily for adults with severe psychological problems but MDs, in their desperate attempt to find yet another drug "magic bullet," are using it to treat ADHD in children. Last year it was prescribed more than 6.5 million times. The side effects include the development of female sex organs in young males. One boy asked his mother if he was a girl. Read the report at


Grandmas are moms with lots of frosting. Author unknown
What a bargain grandchildren are! I give them my loose change, and they give me a million dollars' worth of pleasure. Gene Perret
Grandmothers are just "antique" little girls. Author unknown
Perfect love sometimes does not come until the first grandchild. Welsh proverb
A grandmother is a babysitter who watches the kids instead of the television. Author unknown
Never have children, only grandchildren. Gore Vidal
Becoming a grandmother is wonderful. One moment you're just a mother. The next you are all-wise and prehistoric. Pam Brown
Grandchildren don't stay young forever, which is good because Granddaddies have only so many horsey rides in them. Gene Perret
Grandmother always made you feel she had been waiting to see just you all day and now the day was complete. Marcy DeMaree
Grandmas never run out of hugs or cookies. Author unknown
Grandmas hold our tiny hands for just a little while, but our hearts forever. Author unknown
If I had known how wonderful it would be to have grandchildren, I'd have had them first. Lois Wyse
If becoming a grandmother was only a matter of choice, I should advise every one of you straight away to become one. There is no fun for old people like it! Hannah Whithall Smith
It's such a grand thing to be a mother of a mother - that's why the world calls her grandmother. Author unknown

Science Sillies from 5th & 6th Graders...
The spinal column is a long bunch of bones. The head sits on the top, and you sit on the bottom.
It is so hot in some places that people there have to live in other places.
Momentum is something you give a person when they go away.
Mushrooms always grow in damp places which is why they look like umbrellas.
The alimentary canal is located in the northern part of Indiana.
Thunder is a rich source of loudness.
Some people can tell what time it is by looking at the sun, but I never have been able to make out the numbers.
When planets run around and around in circles, we say they are orbiting. When people do it, we say they are crazy.
One of the main causes of dust is DIRT.
A monsoon is a French gentleman.
To keep milk from turning sour, keep it in the cow.
Genetics explains why you look like your father, and if you don't, why you should.
Water vapor gets together in a big cloud. When it gets big enough to be called a drop, it does.
There is a tremendous weight pushing down on the center of the Earth because so many people are stomping around there these days.
The cause of perfume disappearing is evaporation. Evaporation gets blamed for a lot of things people forget to put the top on.
You can listen to thunder and tell how close you came to getting hit. If you don't hear it, you got hit, so never mind.

While working for an organization that delivers lunches to elderly shut-ins, I used to take my four-year-old daughter on my afternoon rounds. She was unfailingly intrigued by the various appliances of old age, particularly the canes, walkers and wheelchairs. One day I found her staring at a pair of false teeth soaking in a glass. As I braced myself for the inevitable barrage of questions, she merely turned and whispered, "The tooth fairy will never believe this!"

 A little girl was watching her parents dress for a party. When she saw her dad donning his tuxedo, she warned, "Daddy, you shouldn't wear that suit."
"And why not, darling?"

"You know that it always gives you a headache the next morning."


Should obstetricians see women with normal pregnancies?

More and more pregnant women are seeing midwives for their prenatal care. Is this safe? A study that appeared in the prestigious British Medical Journal reveals it is very safe.

A multi-center randomized, controlled trial compared the outcomes of midwives and obstetricians. The results revealed that routine obstetric visits for low risk women offer little or no clinical or consumer benefit. (1)

Did you know?

There are 1,000 species of bacteria on your skin
(and even more inside your gut)

The average adult has 19 square feet of skin and it is inhabited by 1,000 different species of bacteria. How many is that in round numbers? About 100 billion individual bacteria live on your skin.

And that's on healthy people. They are supposed to be there, living in harmony with you and performing many necessary functions.

A National Institutes of Health study should give us pause in our attempt to kill all "germs." We need them. If they go we go. That's why antibiotics are so dangerous - they indiscriminately kill everything. It's in the name: anti - against, biotic - life.
Inside of you are billions more bacteria and without them you couldn't live. In one study mice bred to be entirely germ-free have smaller hearts and are unable to digest food properly. (6)


Words of Wisdom

All truth goes through three stages. First it is ridiculed. Then it is violently opposed. Finally, it is accepted as self-evident
- Arthur Schopenhauer, philosopher

Chiropractic and spinal research

Acid reflux and colic. Sixteen infants were diagnosed by their physicians with acid reflux (9 infants) or colic (7 infants). Ten of the 16 mothers reported difficulty in their child's birth (mechanical forces) that could have caused upper cervical (neck) injuries, such as the use of vacuum extraction or the wrapping of the umbilical cord around the infant's neck.

In every child, trauma-induced upper cervical subluxations (spinal distortions causing nerve damage) were found.

In every case, the acid reflux and/or colic (all 16) resolved after the child received chiropractic care to the upper cervical area. (4)

Meniere's disease. Classic (typical) Meniere's disease is the term given to the condition having the following four symptoms: hearing loss, rotational vertigo (a form of dizziness which feels as if the world is spinning around you), tinnitus (ringing in the ears) and a sense of air pressure in the middle ear, as if descending in an airplane. Some people suffering from Meniere's also report forgetfulness, memory loss, confusion and disorientation. "Brain fog" is a term used by many Meniere's disease patients. 

Medically, the cause is unknown. People suffering from this condition may become disabled.

In one study ten individuals suffering from Meniere's disease were placed under chiropractic care. In all ten cases there was a history of neck traumas, most from automobile accidents, resulting in undiagnosed whiplash injuries.

Chiropractic care for the reduction of subluxation was undertaken. All ten individuals responded favorably to chiropractic care. They were all adjusted in the upper cervical (upper neck) region of the spine. (5)

Have more energy -
get chiropractically balance

Most people get their tires balanced, realigned and checked for leaks. If they don't there'll be increased wear and tear and wasted energy.

But what about getting your body balanced?
If you use it you've got to make sure it's still in alignment. Otherwise you'll waste energy and have increased wear and tear.

When does a tire start to wear down? After 5,000 miles? 10,000 miles? 20,000 miles?

The answer: It starts to wear down the moment you start driving.

It's the same with your body. If you are alive, you are using it and it's getting worn.

Make sure you're healthy - make sure your body's structural system is aligned and balanced. You'll have less wear and tear - in other words, you'll age slower and stay younger longer.



1. Tucker JS, Howie PW, Barbour RS et al. Should obstetricians see women with normal pregnancies? A multicentre randomised controlled trial of routine antenatal care by general practitioners and midwives compared with shared care led by obstetricians. British Medical Journal. 1996;312:554-559.
2. Ling L, Pan A, Hu F, Franco OH. Plasma 25-hydroxyvitamin D concentration and metabolic syndrome among middle-aged and elderly Chinese. Diabetes Care. Published online before print April 14, 2009, doi: 10.2337/dc09-0209.
3. Incao P. Hepatitis B vaccination testimony in Ohio, March 1, 1999.
4. Elster E. Sixteen infants with acid reflux and colic undergoing upper cervical chiropractic care to correct vertebral subluxation: a retrospective analysis of outcome. Journal of Pediatric, Maternal & Family Health - Chiropractic. 2009;2:1-7.
5. Burcon M. Upper cervical protocol to reduce vertebral subluxation in ten subjects with Menieres: a case series. JVSR. June 2, 2008;1-8.
6. Grice EA, Kong HH, Conlan S et al. Topographical and temporal diversity of the human skin microbiome. Science. 2009;324(5931):1190-1192


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