"A friend is one who knows
who you are, understands where you have been, accepts what
you have become, and still gently allows you to grow."
Are you searching for greater
health and wholeness for yourself and your family?
Would you like to do more
than treat symptoms?
Are you interested in
making disease prevention and health enhancement part of your
Are you looking for a
Welcome to a
more natural world ~ welcome to the world of chiropractic.
Heavenly Valentine's Day Chocolate
2 c Vanilla Wafers, Fine Crush
1 c Ground Toasted Almonds
1/2 c Butter, Melted
1/2 c Sugar
12 oz Milk Chocolate Chips
1/2 c Milk
1 ea Env. Unflavored Gelatin
16 oz Cream Cheese, Softened
1/2 c Sour Cream
1/2 ts Almond Extract
1/2 c Heavy Cream, Whipped
1 x Garnishes *
* Whipped cream and chocolate shavings (optional). In large
bowl, combine vanilla waver crumbs, almonds, butter and sugar;
mix well. Pat firmly into 9-inch springform pan, covering
bottom and 2 1/2 inches up the sides. Set aside. Melt over
hot (not boiling) water milk chocolate chips; stir until smooth.
Set aside. Pour milk into small saucepan; sprinkle gelatin
over top. Set aside for 1 minute. Cook over low heat, stirring
constantly until gelatin dissolves. Set aside. In large bowl,
combine cream cheese, sour cream, and melted chocolate chips;
beat until fluffy. Beat in gelatin mixture and almond extract.
Fold in whipped cream. Pour into prepared pan. Chill until
firm (about 3 hours). Run knife around edge of cake to separate
from pan; remove rim. Garnish with whipped cream and chocolate
shavings, if desired. Makes 1 9-inch Cheesecake
Cheesecake Tip: To easily cut cheesecake,
take a long strand of plain dental floss, stretch it taut,
and gently press it through the cake. When you reach the bottom
of the cheesecake, simply pull the floss out from underneath.
can chiropractic do for you?
Chiropractic care re-establishes harmony and
balance between your brain, spinal cord, nerves and body structure.
This improves the health of your bones, nerves, muscles, glands,
brain, organs and tissues, releasing energy for healing.
resistance to disease and helps your body cleanse and detoxify.
It may make the difference between a life of suffering
and illness and a life of ease and health.
Chiropractic can help the entire urogenital
system, which includes the ovaries, oviducts (tubes), uterus,
cervix, vagina and related structures.
Menstrual and premenstrual problems
Many women spend a portion of every month suffering from
menstrual and premenstrual pain and discomfort. Many studies
confirm that chiropractic's drug-free approach should be
considered by any person dealing with menstrual discomfort.
Chiropractic is a safe and effective non-pharmacological
alternative for women with menstrual, bowel, bladder or
other pelvic problems.
Hysterectomy - the amputation of the uterus (which sometimes
includes the fallopian tubes and ovaries) - is, in the overwhelming
majority of cases, an unnecessary operation. Over 650,000
women receive hysterectomies each year in the U.S. Many of
these operations are completely unnecessary. Many of these
women experience depression, loss of stamina, loss of sex
drive and decreased sexual response, urinary incontinence,
bowel problems, icy feet and toes, diminished sensation from
the waist down, bone and joint pain, memory loss and other
problems. Few doctors warn their patients about these too
common after-effects. Before any woman submits to this potentially
damaging operation, she should explore nonsurgical alternatives.
Chiropractic care is also necessary for any woman who has
had a hysterectomy to ensure that her remaining internal organs
function without nerve interference to better compensate for
the organs that were removed.
Menopause is a normal physiological state. Some doctors consider
it a disease and subject women to drug therapies - such as dangerous
hormone replacement therapy (HRT) - that increase the risk of
breast cancer and heart problems. It is thus far better to first
explore safer, more natural healing approaches when dealing
with the symptoms of menopause.
Many women who initially visit a chiropractor for back and
neck pain are pleased to discover relief from menstrual and
other gynecological problems. The attitude "If I don't have
a backache, I don't need a chiropractor'' is a serious misconception
that keeps many people from getting the chiropractic help
A healthy spinal column is essential for the health of the
female reproductive system. Women with gynecological problems
should have a spinal checkup by a doctor of chiropractic.
Are you fit?
Before you answer that question, first think a minute on
what exactly fitness means. It may surprise you to learn that
fitness is not about bulging muscles or the endurance to climb
a mountain. Fitness is about being healthy: looking healthy,
feeling good about yourself, sharing life's joys with those
you love, friendship and having the energy to enjoy life.
The reward will
be longevity so you can keep doing the things you love. Never
ignore exercise and proper eating - when was the last time
you made your heart beat strongly and got out of breath? When
was the last time you felt inspired? Use your body, mind and
heart to their fullest. Stretch yourself to your limits. Face
fear, face flab and overcome.
Staying active, physically and mentally, keeps you young
and healthy no matter what your age. It isn't easy to overcome
years of inactivity and poor eating habits. But the alternative
is poor health, emotional dullness, unhappiness and a shortened
life span. The choice is yours - you must choose. Remember,
not choosing is a choice.
cancer shots painful
(as well as dangerous and useless)
at least 11 girls and young women have died after receiving
the Gardasil™ "cervical cancer vaccine." This useless,
dangerous vaccine is also gaining a reputation as the most
painful of childhood shots, health experts say. Officials
at Merck attribute it partly to the virus-like particles in
the shot. Pre-marketing studies showed more reports of pain
from Gardasil than from dummy shots, and patients reported
more pain when given shots with more of the particles.
questions and answers
Can I tell if I have a subluxation without consulting
Not always. A subluxation or nerve pressure is like a dental
cavity - you may have it for a long time before symptoms appear.
That's why periodic checkups are so important. One common
symptom of nerve stress is fatigue.
Unbalanced body structure causes you to lose energy - you
may feel like you don't get enough sleep or you wake up tired.
Although it may be possible to know you have spinal nerve
stress, it is rarely possible to be sure you don't. An occasional
spinal checkup is always a good idea.
At what age should chiropractic begin?
Apart from pregnancy (which is an especially important time
for chiropractic care for mothers-to-be) newborns may need
care after a difficult or traumatic birth. There are case
histories of seriously ill infants adjusted in hospitals with
miraculous recoveries. When should one begin chiropractic
care? Right now! Chiropractic has saved many, from infants
to the elderly, from a life of drugs and surgery.
If only it were (just a little!), there would be a lot fewer
sick people around, and chiropractors wouldn't get patients
who last saw a chiropractor "a few years ago when my back went
out.'' It is possible to get used to feeling more balanced,
less stressed and more energetic as a result of periodic chiropractic
care. You may become more sensitive and know when you've "lost''
Can I go for care only once?
Of course - we'd love to see you and many miracles have been
reported from a single chiropractic adjustment. Once is better
than never. You can go to a dentist only once as well. But
chiropractic can help in so many ways. Why not ask us about
your specific needs?
A distraught senior citizen phoned her doctor's office.
"Is it true," she wanted to know, "that the
medication you prescribed has to be taken for the rest of
"Yes, I'm afraid so," the doctor told her.
There was a moment of silence before the senior lady replied,
"I'm wondering, then, just how serious my condition is
because this prescription is marked 'NO REFILLS'."
How Congress "Works"
English Signs Abroad
Here are some signs and notices written in English that were
discovered throughout the world. You have to give the writers
an 'E' for Effort.
In a hotel in Athens: Visitors are expected to complain at
the office between the hours of 9 and 11 A.M. daily.
In a Yugoslavian hotel: The flattening of underwear with
pleasure is the job of the chambermaid.
In a Japanese hotel: You are invited to take advantage of
In the lobby of a Moscow hotel across from a Russian Orthodox
monastery: You are welcome to visit the cemetery where famous
Russian and Soviet composers, artists, and writers are buried
daily except Thursday.
In an Austrian hotel catering to skiers: Not to perambulate
the corridors in the hours of repose in the boots of ascension.
On the menu of a Swiss restaurant: Our wines leave you nothing
to hope for.
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Robitussin™, Vicks 44™, Benadryl™
no better than placebo
Another reason to avoid drugging yourself and your children: For
the treatment of night-time cough and insomnia associated with upper
respiratory infections a study revealed: "neither Benadryl
nor dextromethorphan [Robitussin, Vicks 44] produced a superior
benefit" than placebo. In fact insomnia was reported more
frequently in those who were given dextromethorphan [Robitussin,
Vicks 44], and drowsiness was reported more commonly in those who
were given diphenhydramine [Benadryl]. None were found to be superior
to placebo. (1)
Words of Wisdom
A doctor can bury his mistakes but an architect can
only advise his clients to plant vines.
- Frank Lloyd Wright
A hero is someone who can keep his mouth shut when he is right.
- Yiddish proverb
Chiropractic and Spinal Research
Spinal bifida. A 31-year-old female with spina
bifida had multiple symptoms such as muscle spasms, poor bladder
control, recurrent bladder infection, swollen cervical lymph nodes,
and possible immunosuppression.
After 5 years of chiropractic care, her bladder has been infection
free for more than a year; bladder control has improved and leg
spasms have decreased in frequency and severity. Menstrual cramping
is reduced. (2)
Frozen shoulder. A 43-year-old woman suffered from
neck pain radiating into the left shoulder, and pain and muscle
weakness of the left arm. The problem began 20 years ago with the
birth of her first child. She also suffered from headaches for the
past 8-10 years. Immediately after the first adjustment her left
hand doubled in grip strength. After one month of care she was "much
better" with full range of motion of the left shoulder regained.
Within 6 weeks the shoulder and arm pain had completely resolved
with a 400% increase in left hand grip strength and a 100% increase
in right hand grip strength. A one-year follow-up showed continued
Organic is healthier
A new study in The Journal of Agriculture and Food Chemistry found
that organic tomatoes are twice as high in flavonoids as conventional
tomatoes. Flavonoids protect against heart disease and other chronic
ailments. Researchers analyzed and compared organic to conventional
tomatoes over a ten-year period. The organic tomatoes not only scored
better, but their flavonoid levels actually increased over time.
Prior similar studies have found organic foods to have higher levels
of a variety of vitamins and minerals. Scientists attribute the
higher quality of organic foods to the healthier soil on organic
High cholesterol protects from cancer
The medical obsession with lowering cholesterol is causing
more harm than good. In The Journal of the American College of Cardiology
researchers revealed that low cholesterol levels actually increase
the risk of cancer, especially among those taking "statin"
drugs like Lipitor™ and Zocor™. (2a)
For good nutrition do this...
Consume healthy fats from free-range or grass-fed animals (eggs,
meat, milk, butter, cheese, yogurt), nuts, and olive and coconut
oils. These are some of the healthiest foods you can eat. (As with
all foods, look for organic or minimally processed options whenever
possible.) Also, avoid processed or fast foods and canola oil, margarine,
vegetable oil, soy oil, soy "milk," low fat or skim
milk - these man-made substances were never meant for consumption
- your body doesn't know what to do with them. They
wind up clogging your arteries and putting you on the fast track
to heart disease and cancer. (3a)