Dear Friends and Patients,
Hi, and Happy EASTER! The Easter Bunny or Easter Hare, sometimes called the Spring Bunny is a character depicted as a rabbit bringing Easter eggs, who sometimes is depicted with clothes.
Legend has it that the cute little creature brings baskets filled with colored eggs, candy and sometimes also toys to the homes of children on the night before Easter.
The Easter Bunny will either put the baskets in a designated place or hide them somewhere in the house or garden for the “children” to find…. when they wake up in the morning. Well here are some…
Color me and get a Free Bio Freeze Roll on or ice pack, or bottle of Tension Relief formula 303. However you need to be one
of the first ten people to bring this in order to get your prize.
“All I really need is love, but a little chocolate now and then doesn’t hurt!” – Lucy in Peanuts by Charles M. Schulz.
“Forget love – I’d rather fall in chocolate!!!” – Author Unknown
“Strength is the capacity to break a chocolate bar into four pieces with your bare hands – and then eat just one of the pieces ” – Judith Viorst
Six Little Known Facts about Passover
- The World’s Largest Passover Seder Takes Place in Nepal, of All Places. Each year members of the Chabad-Lubavitch movement hold their “Seder on Top of the World” in Kathmandu for Jewish locals and travelers alike. Last year they had around 2,000 people attend the festivities, and you can bet your tuchus that between the flowing wine and the thin air, it was quite the party.
- Abraham Lincoln Was Assassinated During Passover. According to the HYPERLINK “http://www.ajhs.org/publications/chapters/chapter.cfm?documentID=231” American Jewish Historical Society, many Jews were in synagogue for the holiday when news of Lincoln’s assassination broke. Altars in temples “were quickly draped in black and, instead of Passover melodies, the congregations chanted Yom Kippur hymns. Rabbis set aside their sermons and wept openly at their pulpits, as did their congregants.” Sadly, a time that was supposed to be full of celebration became one of mourning.
- Coca-Cola Makes a Special Batch of Kosher Coke for Passover. While Coke is generally a kosher product, the dietary laws tighten during the Passover holiday making high-fructose corn syrup a no-no for observant Jews (it really should be a no-no for everybody all the time, but that’s neither here nor there). In response, Coca-Cola pumps out a batch of limited edition Coke that uses (gasp) real sugar instead of the corn syrup. Look for bottles with yellow caps on them to be sure you’re getting the right one.(actually tastes better like old fashion coke).
- The First American Edition of the Haggadah Was Published in 1837. The Haggadah is the book or text Jews read from during Passover. It tells the origins of the holiday and explains how the Seder is supposed to proceed. Solomon Henry Jackson, an English-born American Jew, published the first American edition of the Haggadah in 1837 in New York. Jackson had moved to the city in the 1820s to establish the first Hebrew printing press, and The Jew, a monthly newspaper and the first Jewish periodical in the United States.
- Gefilte Fish is Really Good, I Swear. I know, I know, a bottle of gefilte fish looks more like something you’d find in science class than in a supermarket, but trust me when I say this: it tastes great. Actually home made is much better. Explaining the ingredients or the process of making it would probably only hurt my case, so I’m just going to say that if you haven’t tried it, you’re missing out.
- Manischewitz is a Brand, Not the Hebrew Word for Kosher Wine. Just as a Kleenex is really a “facial tissue,” and Q-Tips are actually “cotton swabs,” Manischewitz is a proprietary eponym. Founded in 1927 by Leo Star, the Manischewitz winery has basically cornered the kosher wine market here in the US with their sweet concord grape wine. Yet like Coca-Cola, Manischewitz uses corn syrup to sweeten things up a bit, so surprisingly not all Manischewitz is actually kosher for Passover.
“If you want to avoid an unwelcome Passover invitation, you can say you can’t go because I/my wife has a yeast infection” ~ unknown
Question: What do you call someone who derives pleasure from the bread of affliction?
Answer: A matzochist. By: Pierre Abbat
Prevent Tension Headaches
- Get adjusted regularly
- Watch some TV to de-stress
- Stick to a regular sleep schedule
- Chill out with a cold pack
- Rub in Bio Freeze to help the aches
- Tame the tension by loosening your hair if you have it up
- Take some Magnesium
- The first Easter baskets were made to look like bird’s nests.
- The traditional act of painting eggs is called Pysanka.
- The custom of giving eggs at Easter time has been traced back to Egyptians, Persians, Gauls, Greeks and Romans, to whom the egg was a symbol of life.
- In medieval times a festival of egg-throwing was held in church, during which the priest would throw a hard-boiled egg to one of the choir boys. It was then tossed from one choir boy to the next and whoever held the egg when the clock struck 12 was the winner and retained the egg.
- Easter is now celebrated (in the words of the Book of Common Prayer) on the first Sunday after the full moon which happens on or after March 21, the Spring Equinox.
- Easter Bonnets are a throw back to the days when the people denied themselves the pleasure of wearing fine angels for the duration of Lent.
- Some Churches still keep up the old tradition of using evergreens – symbolic of eternal life – embroidered in red on white, or woven in straw, but most now prefer displays of flowers in the spring colors of green, yellow and white.
- Americans celebrate Easter with a large Easter egg hunt on the White House Lawn. (I think)
- Every year at Easter the Pope sends his ” Urbi et Orbi ” to the world.
- The date of Passover is variable as it dependents on the phases of the moon, and thus Easter is also a movable feast.
- 76% of people eat the ears on chocolate bunnies first.
- Americans consume over 16 million jellybeans on Easter, enough to circle the globe three times over.
“What Do You Mean…This Doesn’t Cure Anything!!”
That’s what I hear all the time from new patients. They thought my chiropractic adjustments cured them. When I tell them it doesn’t, and when I say that, they can’t believe it.
Many of my patients are surprised to learn that chiropractic care doesn’t cure anything. They know they feel better, so, how do I as a doctor explain diseases that may have improved with regular chiropractic care?
The fundamental truth is: health is your normal state. You’re supposed to be healthy, and you’re not supposed to be SICK.
If you’re not healthy, there is something interfering with this normal state. The only thing I can do is to remove interferences that may be preventing your body from expressing its normal health potential.
My focus is on your nervous system, which controls and regulates every aspect of your body. Restoring better brain/body communications permit a more normal expression of health.
The fact that your illness or health challenge may improve in the process — is an expression of better nervous system control of your body.
Like I said, chiropractic doesn’t cure anything. Only you as a patient can do that for yourself. If there isn’t any interference, you can get well!
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