Dear Friends and Patients,
I was thinking about July the other day and I thought I’d find out a few facts about the 4th of July. I didn’t know this, but the Declaration of Independence was not signed by all representatives until August, 1776. To make it official, John Hancock, President of the Continental Congress signed it. Now, can you guess where the saying “put your John Hancock on it” came from?
The Fourth of July is not complete without parades, beer, hot dogs, and fireworks. Fireworks are enjoyed by almost everyone including me and I’ll drive somewhere just to see a fireworks display. You should have your choice of several locations in your area on the Fourth, or even the day before. Be respectful and go out and support one.
Happy Birthday, America!!!!!
“All your dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them.” ~Walt Disney
“A friend is someone who gives you total freedom to be yourself” ~Jim Morrison
“Liberty means responsibility. That is why most men dread it.”
~George Bernard Shaw
for the Fourth of July…
* On June 24, 1826, Thomas Jefferson sent a letter to Roger C. Weightman, declining an invitation to come to Washington, D.C., to help celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence. It was the last letter that Jefferson, who was gravely ill, ever wrote.
* The 56 signers of the Declaration of Independence did not sign at the same time, nor did they sign on July 4, 1776. The official event occurred on August 2, 1776, when 50 men signed it. (Getting that many signers to show up all at once was probably a big thing back then if you know what I mean.)
* The names of the signers of the Declaration of Independence were withheld from the public for more than six months to protect the signers. If independence had not been achieved, the treasonable act of the signers would have, by law, resulted in their deaths. (Things were a lot different back then. They took a big chance signing that document.)
* Thomas McKean was the last to sign in January, 1777. (They didn’t have the internet, or they could have signed that way for sure.)
* The origin of Uncle Sam probably began in 1812, when Samuel Wilson was a meat packer who provided meat to the US Army. The meat shipments were stamped with the initials, U.S. Someone joked that the initials stood for “Uncle Sam”. This joke eventually led to the idea of Uncle Sam symbolizing the United States government. (Believe it or not Uncle Sam is seen in a good way a lot of times, and a bad way some of the time.)
>>>JOKE of the MONTH<<<
Many years ago, my father visited America, from Europe, for the very first time. He wanted to go with me to the supermarket, so I invited him along.
Going up and down the aisles with me, he asked questions about things he saw.
“Vas diss?? Powdered orange juice??” he asked.
I said, “Yes, Dad, you just add a little water, and you have fresh orange juice.”
A few minutes later, in a different aisle, he blurted out, “Und vas dis?? Powdered milk?”
I said, “Yes, Dad, you just add a little water, and you have fresh milk!”
A few minutes later, in a different aisle, he yelled out, “Und give a look here!! Baby Powder!! Vat a country, vat a country!”
“I have been seeing my chiropractor for terrible foot pain during hiking. It turned out that I was totally out of alignment, my hips were not level, one leg was longer than the other, and I had some neck bones way out of alignment, as well as one near where my back pack was carried. The problem was not in my foot as I thought, it was my entire body that was misaligned and compensating by making my muscles tight all over.
I had an appointment 2 days ago. He tested my nerves in my neck. They have to do with eye movement, smiling and frowning. He did the adjustment.
Now comes the really good part. I have low blood pressure, normally 80-90/50 and very bad circulation. I have to move at night because my arms fall asleep and I am unable to move them. If I lean on my arm, or cross my legs, I lose feeling and can’t move them. I always thought this was an overgrowth of my candida, and I know the problem gets worse when I eat sugar or wheat.
The night of my adjustment I slept really well and had dreams which I can actually remember! And guess what? No circulation problems! I looked up the nerves he worked on and sure enough, one of them was related to my blood pressure!
So I tested this yesterday by eating some organic cookies! That should have made it worse. But no, I slept really well! My hands are warmer! I can cross my legs! I’m leaning on my elbow while I write this without losing circulation! I took my BP this morning out of curiosity, and it was 117/75! Woo Hoo!
Amazing! Hard to believe I went for foot pain, and something totally unexpected happened! Why didn’t I know that sooner? I never would have guessed, because my neck did not hurt.
The person who takes medicine must recover twice, once from the disease and once from the medicine.” -William Osler, MD
“The master of your body did not run off and leave you masterless.” -B.J. Palmer
“Let your food be your medicine and your medicine your food.” -Hippocrates
“Look well to the spine for the cause of disease.” –Hippocrates
Weight loss Update
As I mentioned in earlier newsletters, I have added a new supplement to enhance your energy, fat burning metabolism and weight loss. Losing a pound a day has never been easier. This new supplement combines MCTs (medium chain triglycerides) found in coconut and a formula which puts your body in a ketosis state. This is where your body uses fat (ketone bodies), not carbohydrate burning for energy. You may have read how MCT has been used to help brain function, mood, brain fog, Alzheimer’s and cognitive function. Ketone metabolism has been used by athletes to help increase energy and endurance, as well as help them keep a muscular lean body. Maintaining a state of ketosis (not the same as diabetic ketosis which is a serious disease condition) reduces inflammation, helps keep a steadier blood sugar level throughout the day, helps improve muscle tissue, athletic performance, moods, cognitive function and helps with weight loss.
If you would like to know more about this ketone supplement, call the office.
Please Note: I have a lot of patients ask about the Red light Fat loss Process. Many of you, who have been thinking about it, then see a friend or relative who tried it and see how effective it is and are upset when you find out we are booked solid for the next few weeks. You have pretty much lost the summer if you wanted to try it. The fact is, it is in very high demand. I try to give my patients first chance for appointments. Unfortunately, we are already booked up into mid July. We have a cancellation waiting list a mile long. If you even think you want to experience an introductory session, you must commit and call to reserve your appointment, now.
RED LIGHT UPDATE
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Weeds Can Cause You A Lot of PAIN
|After a long winter, there are a lot of people that are itching to get outside and enjoy the festivities that accompany spring. Believe it or not, one of those activities enjoyed by many is gardening; however, individuals often anticipate the aches and pains that come along with it. I don’t know about you but when I do weeds, I’m bending over for long periods of time, I’m twisting, pulling, jerking, and this plays havoc on my lower back and arms. Listed below are a few tips and tricks to help you prevent injury and care for the health of your back.|
Wow. Most people don’t understand that gardening is a vigorous activity and because of this your body needs to be properly warmed up. It’s no surprise injuries arise when suddenly we are asking our bodies to twist, turn, lift, and pull after being less active during the winter months. Going for a short 5-10 minute walk or stretching prior to gardening can significantly decrease your risk of back pain!
Spring and summer fill up fast between graduation parties, golf tournaments, weddings, lake days, and the list goes on. All of a sudden you look at your calendar and you have one weekend left open and a big gardening job ahead! Set realistic goals about what you want accomplished, pace yourself, and take frequent breaks to stretch and hydrate. Water is super important to your health.
If possible, raise the garden off the ground or user planters to avoid bending over. If you must bend, don’t bend at the waist and reach. Instead, position yourself close to the ground and cushion your knees. There are also garden tools with long handles available to help avoid the reaching motion. When it comes to lifting heavy pots, bushes, or watering cans use a wheel barrow to help make transferring these heavy objects easier and remember to lift using the strength of your legs.
Switch it up
By alternating activities your body can switch up its posture and which muscles are being stressed often helping to avoid those repetitive-motion injuries. Divide your tasks up into smaller sections that allow your body to change position and give muscles a break. If it’s good for patients, it’s good for doctors as well.
Visit us today if you’re going to do any gardening. We can help identify and treat most underlying spinal problems that could predispose your body to injury or make those gardening aches and pains worse. Being proactive about your spinal health will help ensure you continue to enjoy the joys and benefits of gardening.
If you or anyone you know is experiencing pain while gardening, tell them to give us a call; 518-489-2628