“and the Doctor Said”

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October 25, 2016

Influenza vaccines are composed of ingredients that are meant to stimulate the immune system to combat against only a few strains of the flu. The influenza vaccine also suppresses the immune system’s ability to defend itself against other bacterial and viral infections. Consequently, by having the influenza vaccine administered, you may increase your susceptibility to colds and other airborne illnesses.

A 2007 study* showed that influenza vaccines cause an inflammatory response that increases the risk of cardiac problems. Additionally, the study proposed that the flu vaccine causes oxidation of LDL cholesterol, which directly contributes to arteriosclerosis, high blood pressure, and other coronary disorders.

For these reasons, I feel that is in the best interest of some patients to refrain from receiving the influenza vaccine.

Yours in good health,
Dr. Don

*Study listed with the US National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health, 2007;39(5):392-9


October 5, 2016

To those asking “Why should I see a Chiropractor?”

The Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) flows from the top of the head to the bottom of the spinal cord.  When there is a restriction in the movement of CSF, some health care professionals believe that this causes headaches and pain at the level of restriction. For instance, when you have a blockage at the C5, this may cause sensations of warmth, coldness, or pain going down the arm and to the ends of the fingers. This pain can be sharp, dull, or achy. As Chiropractors, we correct this imbalance and restore the body to a state of normal function. With a painless adjustment as quick as only 10 minutes, and a Chiropractor can add more peace to your day.

Yours in good health,
Dr. Don



June 9, 2016

A lot of us have fullness in the ears. I recently had a patient where we released the fullness feeling. This procedure takes only a few minutes and adds a measure of relief from allergies, colds, and the flu. When you come in for your next visit, please ask to have the ear drainage procedure added to your adjustment.  There is no extra charge for this procedure.

Thank you so much for being part of our practice.
Without you, there would be no practice!

Yours in good health,
Dr. Don