• April 2013 Newsletter

    THE DIVINE SPINE
    A Publication Of Baggio Chiropractic

    6528 S. 108th St. . Franklin, WI 53132
    414-529-1166

    Is There One Person That Is Important To You That You Wish Was Getting The Chiropractic Care That They Need ?

    If They Call The Office Before 5/15/13 We Will Provide Them With Their Initial Visit Absolutely Free! Initial Visit Will Include A Consultation, Spinal Exam, Any Necessary X-Rays And A Full Report Of All Findings

    This special promotion excludes medicare and medicaid patients who are covered by federal programs

    Enjoy the benefits of chiropractic – the largest natural, drug-free, surgery-free, expressive healthcare system in the world.

    More and more families are discovering that periodic chiropractic checkups and adjustments promote health and healing without drugs and dangerous medical treatments.

    More and more people are turning away from symptom treatment and choosing natural ways of achieving and maintaining health.

    Tired of taking drugs and the medical runaround? Welcome to the world of chiropractic – discover how natural health can be.

    Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving.
    – Albert Einstein

    A diplomat is a man who always remembers a woman’s birthday but never remembers her age. – Robert Frost

    TABLE OF CONTENTS
    . It’s spring and a young man’s fancy turns to . baseball
    . Chiropractic is good for your blood
    . Chiropractic questions and answers
    . The science delusion
    . Bloodsuckers
    . Did you know?
    . Healing your gut
    . A little bit of artificial flavors and colors make the prescription go down .
    . Researching chiropractic
    . Words of wisdom
    . How do you know if your food is GMO?
    . Humor
    . Bonus
    . References

    It’s spring and a young man’s fancy turns to . baseball

    Baseball is 90% mental, the other half is physical. – Lawrence P. “Yogi” Berra, American Baseball Hall of Famer

    Except for the math Yogi was right and that’s why baseball and chiropractic go together so well.
    Nearly a hundred years ago the New York Yankees became the first major league team to travel with a chiropractor. Richard van Rumpt, DC was chiropractor to Babe Ruth and the other Yankee greats (as well as many other famous people).

    It’s not just a matter of keeping baseball players free from injuries or getting them back in the game faster; chiropractic prevents injuries by keeping people balanced, with a natural range-of-motion, better focus and better brain-body communication-that’s where the 90% mental comes from. Every muscle in your body needs proper communication with your brain, over your nerves.

    Chiropractic also helps your brain function better when we release stress on your spinal column. That’s why athletes say that chiropractic can give them the “winning edge.”

    By the way, do you need a chiropractor for your little (and not so little) league team? Discuss it with us. Chiropractors work with teams but we also work with individual professional (and amateur) tennis, golf, football, gymnastics, track and field and other athletes as well.

    Chiropractic is good for your blood
    Chiropractic improves your blood? Yes-not only your blood but your entire body.

    A study reveals that people under chiropractic care for as few as eight weeks have higher levels of blood chemicals that are associated with DNA repair and overall wellness.

    These blood chemicals, serum thiols, are used to measure a person’s general health because they reveal how much DNA repair enzymes you have.

    In this study serum thiol levels were measured in 46 patients who were suffering from active diseases. They were compared to 21 people under chiropractic care for 8-52 weeks and with 25 people who had been under chiropractic care for 52-312 weeks.

    The patients were age matched to be 40 years of age or older and those with active disease had the lowest level of serum thiol while those under chiropractic wellness care for 8-52 weeks had higher levels. Yet those under 52-312 weeks of chiropractic care had the highest levels.

    The authors write, “The results clearly support the recommendations being made for wellness care by chiropractors . there is no doubt that chiropractic care was the dominant factor in being able to realize thiol values.”

    So when we recommend you come in for periodic chiropractic care, please remember it’s for you and your family’s own good. Keep your DNA repair enzymes (and your ability to function) high; come in for a chiropractic adjustment. (1)

    Chiropractic questions and answers

    Question: Are there specific chiropractic adjustments for problems or conditions such as back pain, disk problems, migraine, autism, insomnia, cancer, allergies and others?

    Answer: Chiropractic is for people not conditions. You might say we care for people who have conditions, not the conditions.

    Our purpose is to release a severe form of stress in your body called the subluxation. Chiropractors are specially trained to locate subluxations in your body.

    No matter what diagnosis you may have been given-from a cold to cancer, headache and backaches to heart or kidney problems, ADD, vision problems, hearing and all the others-you are much better off if your body is functioning properly.

    Improper body function due to subluxations can create the groundwork for bad health. That’s why chiropractic care is so essential no matter what condition you have.

    The science delusion

    How scientific is science? What do scientists believe? Below is a link to a fascinating talk by Rupert Sheldrake, PhD entitled “The Science Delusion.” What is most surprising is that this talk was banned from TED Talks apparently after some atheists complained. Also read the discussions at the bottom of the video.

    Bloodsuckers

    More MDs are using bloodsuckers and we’re not referring to lawyers (ha-ha).
    We’re talking leeches. Slimy, yeechhy leeches that are doing things no drug or doctor can do.

    When applied to deep wounds and even to reattached severed limbs they feed off oxygenated blood that would otherwise cause swelling and gangrene.

    Also the sucking assists the flow of blood and an anticoagulant in the leech prevents scabbing. The sucking is painless because the leech releases an anesthetic. What’s next? Maggots? (Well, yes.)

    There are 650 types of leeches in the world (who counted them?) but only a few types (such as hirudo medicinalis) are used. They cost $7 a leech but they are sold in packs of 20. See: Medicinal leeches

    Did you know?
    Kid McCoy was the US welterweight world champion in 1896. The expression “the real McCoy” originated in a barroom brawl, when a drunk insisted that the boxer was not who he said he was. McCoy flattened the man who struggled back onto his feet and said, “It’s the real McCoy.”

    Healing your gut

    The problem with taking antibiotics is that they cannot distinguish between good bacteria and bad bacteria. There are over 100 trillion good bacteria and microorganisms in a precarious balance in our intestines that promote overall health and especially help immune function and digestion.

    If the bacteria in our digestive systems are out of balance (or absent), the result may be improper digestion, lack of nutrient absorption and malnutrition. Plus undesirable yeasts and bacteria may thrive and take over.

    Candida yeast overgrowth is an example. It can cause itching, rashes, headaches and lethargy. Yeast inhibits magnesium absorption (causing insomnia), damages gut tissue (which can lead to leaky gut syndrome or Crohn’s disease) and has been linked to a variety of other health problems ranging from chronic fatigue to allergies to arthritis.

    Because of antibiotics hundreds of thousands of people die each year in hospitals from antibiotic-resistant infections. Many, many more are sickened.
    What can you do? Eat fermented foods that are filled with healthy bacteria; they are part of all cultures. These include yogurt (live-cultured). Be sure to avoid yogurt with sugar or corn syrup, artificial sweeteners and artificial flavors. 
Also consider kefir (like yogurt and rich in antioxidants), sauerkraut, miso, kombucha and probiotic supplements containing live cultures.

    Antibiotics may sometimes be necessary, yet most bacterial infections heal naturally. Some natural antibiotics are garlic, onion, goldenseal, echinacea and oregano oil. The best “antibiotic” is a healthy immune system.

    A little bit of artificial flavors and colors make the prescription go down .
    Drugs suppress symptoms, drive disease deeper in the body, do not heal and in time have been linked to chronic disease. But at least they taste good.

    Remember, your body is the world’s best drugstore.

    Researching chiropractic

    Chiropractic clinical case histories have been a regular feature of our patient newsletter since its inception. There seems to be no limit to the health problems that respond to chiropractic care.

    That is because chiropractors do not “treat” a particular condition, but instead do something deeper-remove subluxations that interfere with proper function of the brain and nervous system. This rebalances your nervous system and body, removes disharmony, restores function and “unleashes” the power of the healer within.

    No matter what the condition, your body will always function better when free from subluxations. This month’s cases reveal some examples of that. See more next month.

    Spinal pain complicated by diffuse idiopathic skeletal hyperostosis. Four patients with neck and/or back pain were examined and using X-rays vertebral subluxations were found along with diffuse idiopathic skeletal hyperostosis (DISH) in the cervical spine (neck). (DISH is a condition in which the sides of the vertebra start to fuse together)

    All patients were adjusted using chiropractic. Tests revealed a statistically significant improvement of those under chiropractic care. (2)

    Incessant crying, colic, torticollis, feeding, sleep issues.

    A three-month-old baby boy was brought into the clinic with a history of incessant crying, colic, congenital torticollis, flattening of the back of the skull (plagiocephaly), difficulty feeding, abdominal distension, gas and restless sleep.

    Chiropractic adjustments and cranial work to reduce subluxations were administered. The crying, colic, torticollis and feeding difficulties disappeared by the fourth adjustment. (3)

    Words of wisdom
    The whole of science is nothing more than a refinement of everyday thinking.
    – Albert Einstein, 1936 in Physics and Reality

    It usually takes more than three weeks to prepare a good impromptu speech.
    – Mark Twain

    How do you know if your food is GMO?

    Check if you are eating GMO foods that are linked to cancer and tumors at the link below. Most people are shocked that so many foods that appear normal actually contain bizarre genes and chemicals that were never in food before.
    Additionally none of these GMO foods have been properly tested for safety. (4)

    It appears that all corn and all wheat is GMO either due to intentional planting of GMO seeds or unintentional cross-breeding. And there’s more; see the list here:

    http://shiftfrequency.com/comprehensive-list-of-gmo-products/

    Remember, buy only non-GMO foods for you and your family. Support laws requiring the labeling of foods containing GMOs.

    Humor

    THE RAISE

    Employee: Excuse me, sir, may I talk to you?
    Boss: Sure, come on in. What can I do for you?

    Employee: Well sir, as you know, I have been an employee of this prestigious firm for over 10 years.
    Boss: Yes.

    Employee: I won’t beat around the bush. Sir, I would like a raise. I currently have 4 companies after me and so I decided to talk to you first.
    Boss: A raise? I would love to give you a raise, but this is just not the right time.

    Employee: I understand your position, and I know that the current economic down turn has had a negative impact on sales. But you must also take into consideration my hard work, pro-activeness and loyalty to this company for over a decade.
    Boss: Taking into account these factors, and considering I don’t want to start a brain drain, I’m willing to offer you a 10% raise and an extra 5 days of vacation time. How does that sound?

    Employee: Great! It’s a deal Thank you, sir!
    Boss: Before you go, just out of curiosity, what companies are after you?

    Employee: Oh, the electric company, gas company, water company and the mortgage company.

    Debt Limit – A guide to American Federal Debt Made Easy

    Bye!!!

    Bonus
    In this world of short attention span people who actually read this newsletter to the bottom are getting rare. You deserve an award. OK, we know the below is a little silly, but hey, let’s get a little silly.

    Q: Doctor, I’ve heard that cardiovascular exercise can prolong life. Is this true?
    A: Your heart only good for so many beats, and that it … Don’t waste on exercise. Everything wear out eventually. Speeding up heart not make you live longer; it like saying you extend life of car by driving faster. Want to live longer? Take nap.
    Q: Should I reduce my alcohol intake?
    A: No, not at all. Wine made from fruit. Brandy is distilled wine, that mean they take water out of fruity bit so you get even more of goodness that way. Beer also made of grain. Bottom up!
    Q: How can I calculate my body/fat ratio?
    A: Well, if you have body and you have fat, your ratio one to one, if you have two bodies, your ratio two to one, etc.
    Q: What are some of the advantages of participating in a regular exercise program?
    A: Can’t think of single one, sorry. My philosophy is: No pain … good!
    Q: Aren’t fried foods bad for you?
    A: YOU NOT LISTENING! Food fried these days in vegetable oil. How could getting more vegetable be bad for you?!?
    Q: Will sit-ups help prevent me from getting a little soft around the middle?
    A: Definitely not! When you exercise muscle, it get bigger. You should only be doing sit-up if you want bigger stomach.
    Q: Is chocolate bad for me?
    A: Are you crazy? HEL-LO-O!! Cocoa bean! Another vegetable! It best feel-good food around!
    Q: Is swimming good for your figure?
    A: If swimming good for your figure, explain whale to me.
    Q: Is getting in shape important for my lifestyle?
    A: Hey! ‘Round’ is shape!

    Inner Peace

    If you can start the day without caffeine,

    If you can always be cheerful, ignoring aches and pains,

    If you can resist complaining and boring people with your troubles,

    If you can eat the same food every day and be grateful for it,

    If you can understand when your loved ones
    are too busy to give you any time,

    If you can take criticism and blame without resentment,

    If you can conquer tension without medical help,

    If you can relax without alcohol,

    If you can sleep without the aid of drugs,

    Then You Are Probably

    The Family Dog!

    And you thought I was going to get all spiritual …

    Handle every Stressful situation like a dog.

    If you can’t eat it or play with it,

    Pee on it and walk away!!!

    References
    1. Campbell CJ, Kent C, Banne A, Amir Ai, Pero RW. Surrogate indication of DNA repair in serum after long term chiropractic intervention – a retrospective study. Journal of Vertebral Subluxation Research. February 18, 2005;1-5.
    2. Henry L. Chiropractic management in diffuse idiopathic skeletal hyperostosis: a case series. Annals of Vertebral Subluxation Research. February 28, 2013;12-17.
    3. Rubin D, Istok M. Resolution of infantile colic, torticollis, plagiocephaly & feeding difficulties following subluxation based chiropractic: a case report. Journal of Pediatric, Maternal & Family Health – Chiropractic. 2013;2:24-27.
    4. Smith JM. Seeds of Deception: Exposing Industry and Government Lies About the Safety of the Genetically Engineered Foods You’re Eating (3rd printing edition). Fairfield, IA: Yes! Books; September 1, 2003.

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