When I do good, I feel good. When I do bad,
I feel bad.
That is my religion. - Abraham Lincoln
hips and Chiropractic
- a natural alignment
You need them for a good golf swing, dancing,
a healthy pregnancy and to support your spine (and head).
They anchor your legs so you can walk and you sit on them
too. It's your hips!
Your hips are really two large bones (each made
up of three fused bones) that are attached to your sacrum
- the base of your spine. They are strapped to your sacrum
with lots of ligaments. Around your hips are lots of tendons
that attach to many muscles.
|If your spine is out
of alignment (it's subluxated), your hips may "do the twist"
causing one leg to appear shorter than the other.
One leg isn't really shorter than the other. It just seems
that way because your legs attach to your hips. If one hip
is a little higher than the other then one leg appears longer
and one appears shorter. This is most obvious when you lie
down. That's why chiropractors sometimes have patients lie
down (usually face down) to measure their leg length difference.
This is one sign your body structure is off-balance.
Apart from causing problems with your tailor, uneven hips
can cause unnatural wear and tear on your spine, arthritis
or lumbar (lower back) disc bulging, which can lead to leg
and sciatica pain. If your pubic bones (the front of your
hips) are not aligned it may cause sacroiliac pain and pain
during pregnancy and childbirth.
Unhappy hips also can cause fatigue and exhaustion because
you will be out of alignment with gravity.
Signs of hip problems include a bad golf swing, difficulty
standing or sitting for long periods, leg problems, knee pain
and foot problems such as bunions. Hip problems can also cause
shoulder problems - your hips and shoulders work together
- if one is moving improperly the other's motion will be affected.
What to do? A chiropractic checkup will help ensure a healthy
hip and pelvis - and ensure that your spine has a good, balanced
pedestal from which to work.
This is especially important during childhood - that's why infants,
babies and children of all ages should get a chiropractic checkup.
It can help ensure a healthier body for life.
the flu is good for you
For thousands of years healers have viewed the cold, flu
and fevers as some of the most powerful weapons your body
has for cleansing and healing itself. Getting a cold or the
flu, while a very uncomfortable experience, is not only a
powerful way your body detoxifies you but also provides another
significant benefit. Studies report that the cold and flu
may protect you from getting cancer:
Those with carcinomas of the stomach, colon, rectum, breast,
and ovary...and controls (with no history of cancer) were
interviewed. A history of common colds or influenza prior
to the interview was found to be associated with a decreased
cancer risk. (1)
Subjects who reported a history of infectious diseases
(e.g., colds, flu) showed a 30% reduction in risk [of brain
If you have a bad cold or the flu do not suppress your fever
or other symptoms with drugs. Instead respect what your body
is telling you; work with your body to cleanse and detoxify
your system. If you don't, you can stay sick longer. As researchers
Taking aspirin or Tylenol™
for the flu could prolong your
illness by up to 3½ days. (3)
nerves go everywhere!
Your nerves help regulate and coordinate the
function of your entire body. As you can see in the illustration
to the left, nerves start in your brain and branch out down
your spine and go, well, everywhere!
If there is an imbalance in your spine or
body structure causing nerve stress (a subluxation) any
organ, gland, muscle, joint, disc or blood vessel may be
affected. Even your brain can be affected in varying degrees.
Pressure caused by nerve stress (a subluxation) can affect
the health of your entire being.
Chiropractors are trained to locate and correct
nerve stress, permitting you to function closer to your natural,
healthful state - adding years to your life and life to your
is great for you - just make sure it's real
Table salt is not real salt. It is sodium chloride (NaCl)
- manufactured for industrial use with sodium ferrocyanide
and green ferric ammonium citrate added as anti-caking agents.
Iodized salt contains potassium iodine. Sodium carbonate is
added to preserve the color. What is the salt that humans
have used for thousands of years?
Use real salt: sea salt
Real salt is a complex crystal containing 84 elements vital
to life: sodium, magnesium, silicone, chloride, calcium, titanium,
manganese, iron, copper, zinc, selenium, zirconium, silver,
iodine, platinum, gold and many more - the same elements originally
found in the ocean where life originated. www.himalayanlivingsalt.com
Earlier this year, ABC premiered
the show "Eli Stone." In one episode, a mother sued
a drug maker for producing a vaccine she believed caused her
son's autism. A few days before the show was scheduled to
air, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) wrote an open
letter that encouraged ABC executives to cancel the "Eli
Stone" segment: "If parents watch this program and
choose to deny their children immunizations, ABC will share
in the responsibility for the suffering and deaths that occur
as a result."
For decades reporters have been told not to write articles
critical of vaccination saying the same thing - and it seems
to be working. Articles critical of vaccination that appear
in European and American research may make the headlines in
England, but won't even be mentioned in the US.
The AAP represents pediatricians who generate much of their
income from "well baby visits" which are little more than
vaccination visits. The AAP's website shows where their money
comes from: Merck, AstraZeneca, Sanofi Aventis, Abbott Laboratories,
and other drug makers plus MacDonald's and PepsiCo.
builds baby's immune system
Newborns are still developing and do not have
a mature immune system to protect them from illness. Antibodies,
or immune molecules, in a mother's breast milk are transferred
to the baby, giving immunity to illnesses that the mother
is immune to.
converse is also true - if a newborn is exposed to a germ,
she will transfer it back to her mother while nursing. The
mother's body will then produce antibodies to that particular
germ and transfer them back to the baby. Babies who are breastfed
exclusively have better functioning immune systems.
A doctor was addressing a large audience.
"Soft drinks corrode your stomach lining.
"Chinese food is loaded with MSG.
"No one knows the long-term effect of germs in our drinking
water," said the doctor.
"But one food is the most dangerous of all and I bet
every one of you has eaten it at least once. Can anyone tell
me which food causes the most grief for years after you eat
An old man in the front row raised his hand and softly asked,
Cashtration (n.): The act of buying a house, which renders
the subject financially impotent for an indefinite period.
Ignoranus: A person who's both stupid and an @#%$.
Intaxication: Euphoria at getting a tax refund, which lasts
until you realize it was your money to start with.
Reintarnation: Coming back to life as a hillbilly.
Bozone (n.): The substance surrounding stupid people that
stops bright ideas from penetrating. The bozone layer, unfortunately,
shows little sign of breaking down in the near future.
Giraffiti: Vandalism spray-painted very, very high.
Sarchasm: The gulf between the author of sarcastic wit and
the person who doesn't get it.
Words of Wisdom
If we believe absurdities, we shall commit atrocities.
Everything can be taken away from a man but one thing:
the last of the human freedoms - to choose one's attitude
in any given set of circumstances, to choose one's own way.
- Victor Frankl, Holocaust survivor and author
Dangers of fluoridation confirmed
If this isn't a good reason to get a water filter to remove
the fluoride and chlorine from your water, we don't know what
is. On November 9, 2006 the American Dental Association (ADA) finally
admitted that fluoride levels in common tap water could be dangerous
for infants. The ADA recommended that fluoridated water not be used
in formula or foods intended for babies. In addition, a National
Research Council report revealed fluoridation's adverse effects
to the thyroid gland and to diabetics, kidney patients, high water
drinkers and others. The Centers for Disease Control has added to
the debate with a new report showing that fluoride absorbs into
enamel topically. However, adverse effects occur upon ingestion.
Pathways magazine gives parents a perspective on fluoride
Fluoride doesn't prevent cavities
Research reveals that not only doesn't fluoride prevent cavities
but that it is also highly toxic. There is enough fluoride in an
average-sized tube of toothpaste to kill two children. Young children
swallow as much as one third of their toothpaste. Kids have been
consuming so much excess fluoride that the US Public Health Service
has urged parents to see that kids brush with only a "pea-sized
portion" of fluoride toothpaste...and rinse carefully afterwards.
Stay healthy: avoid the flu shot
We are approaching flu shot season. The pharmaceutical companies
and radio and TV stations (where drug companies spend millions on
advertising) will soon start scaring people into getting injected
with toxic chemicals that are useless and dangerous.
Heed the words of J. Anthony Morris, Ph.D.
former Chief Vaccine Control Officer, US Food and Drug Administration:
There is no evidence that any influenza vaccine thus far developed
is effective in preventing or mitigating any attack of influenza.
The producers of these vaccines know that they are worthless, but
they go on selling them anyway. (1a)
Chiropractic and spinal research
Infertility. A 23-year-old woman with a history of infertility,
amenorrhea (no menstrual cycle), low back pain and six weeks of
progressively worsening numbness and tingling in both of her legs
and feet began chiropractic care. She had a six-year history of
birth control use. She was unable to conceive.
Under chiropractic care her low back pain and leg and feet numbness
completely resolved. She had her first natural menstrual cycle 3
½ months after beginning care and discovered she was pregnant
one month later. (5)
ADD/ADHD. A seven-year-old girl with ADD/ADHD
(hyperactivity and attention deficit disorder) and focusing problems,
sleep disturbances and aggressive, negative behavior toward her
sister was brought in for chiropractic care. Improvements were noted
on the daughter's weekly behavioral assessments. The mother
noticed an overall change in her attitude as well as improvement
with specific tasks. (6)
Whiplash. Forty-one patients with whiplash injuries
(age 17-67) received chiropractic care. After 20 visits over a 10
week period the patients went from a pain level of 7.1 to a pain
level of 0.6. (7)