Dr. MaryAnn`s Newletter – Autumn 2021 is Here

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FALL is a great time to enjoy the benefits of chiropractic – the largest natural, drug-free, surgery-free, expressive healthcare system in the world.
Most people think Chiropractic is about pain relief- mostly for back and neck and headaches. In addition to that, the adjustment actually affects your whole body because we are removing interferences in the spine and allowing a free flow of energy via your nervous system to optimize health. Every organ, tissue and gland of your body is given energy! That , along with proper nutrition, pure water, good sleep, and movement is how you maintain good health. GOOD HEALTH is the BEST HEALTH INSURANCE THERE IS!
Dr MaryAnn
***We are HIRING again for a FRONT DESK OFFICE ASSISTANT. Hours are Monday and Thursday
8:30 am to 7 pm with a one hour break from 1:30-2:30; Wednesday 1:30-7pm. OFF on Tuesdays and Fridays. Starting pay $16-17/hour. Must be well-qualified. Please refer any questions to awccfrontdesk@gmail.com
*** THERMOGRAPHY is coming to Achieve Wellness Chiropractic Center- we will have a technician in our office on Thursday, November 11th from 10am-2pm. If interested and for more information, please let us know as there are limited spaces. A BREAST thermogram, for example , is $225, and not covered by insurance. I recommend women have yearly or bi-annual exams. I personally do not do mammograms anymore. There are many reasons why and if you want more info, please let me know. Here’s the link: longevitythermography.com
*** FREE HEALTH SEMINAR: FATS- the GOOD, the BAD and the UGLY! What you need to know about fats for immune , joint, brain, gut and hormone balance, and MORE! Healthy Snacks will be available. Yes, fatty ones:) Monday, November 1st at 7PM , in office. Please RSVP 410 628-9355.
***THANKSGIVING FOOD DRIVE- we are collecting cans and non-perishable food items for the local food bank and community. If you bring 5 items up until Monday, November 22, you will get to enter a raffle drawing for our COVID- Relief nutritional package (5 of Dr MaryAnn’s favorite immune supplements).
I have never let my schooling interfere with my education. – Mark Twain
In This Issue…
We give them all the time in our office, but what exactly is a chiropractic adjustment? Can chiropractic improve your immune system? Allergies are a recent phenomenon? A true superfood you need. Chiropractic research, RECIPE and our humor section.

• What is a Chiropractic Adjustment?
• Questions and Answers
• Allergies
• Traditional Eating
• Did you know?
• … Just the Essentials
• How to Report a Vaccine Injury
• Words of Wisdom
• Researching Chiropractic
• Humor
• References


I love KALE, but spinach, swiss chard or other greens will work too. What I love best, is that if you have these ingredients on hand, this should take less than 30 minutes to make. Easy when you don’t know what you will make for dinner until the last minute or are tired after work.
1 bunch kale, ribs removed and washed
1 box bowtie pasta (I use Gluten free, of course)
1 Tbs butter
1 Tbs olive oil
1 small onion
1 5 0z serving smoked salmon (can use canned as well)
1/3 cup heavy cream
1/2 tsp ground black pepper
Cut the kale into 1 inch strips.
Cook the pasta in a pot of salted, boiling water.
Peel and finely slice the onion and saute in a shallow pan with butter and olive oil. 3-4 minutes
Meanwhile, bring a pot of water to boil. Blanch the kale for 1 minute, then drain well and add to onion mixture. Turn up the heat and mix well. Cook for additional 3-4 minutes.
Stir in cream to kale and onion mixture, reducing heat. Cover and cook until pasta is done.
Drain pasta, add the salmon, black pepper to the kale, then toss in the pasta. Combine everything together and serve at once. Serves 3
ENJOY and let me know how you liked it!

What is a Chiropractic Adjustment?

Chiropractic care is made up of two parts. First, a subluxation, a physical distortion causing nerve interference or stress, is located in a person’s body. This is done using various instruments and tools that may range from the highly sophisticated, such as X-rays and MRIs, to the relatively simple (body measurement and various tests). In the hands of an expert a simple tool can be very accurate.
Now comes the specialized procedure to correct, release or (the most commonly used word) adjust the patient’s subluxation. This is done to undistort the distortion in a person, to correct the hidden stress, to release nerve stress. There are many chiropractic adjustment techniques, over 100 are taught today.
Typically, the adjustment involves introducing force or energy to the part of the body where the subluxation resides to unlock it, to put the part in motion so that the body will reposition the offending part.
An adjustment may take a moment, but its beneficial effects may be lifelong.
Feel free to ask us what techniques we are using on you and why. Remember, we are partners in your healing journey. The more you learn about our practice and our approaches to your health, the more satisfying, complete (and fun) your journey will be.

Questions and Answers

Q. Can chiropractic help my immune system?
A. There is a scientific field of study known as PNI-psychoneuroimmunology. PNI studies the relationship between your nervous system and your immune system. It is well known that stress on your nervous system can have a weakening effect on your immune system.
Not only your immune system, but stress on your nervous system can also cause endocrine organ problems as well. (1)
The purpose of chiropractic care is to release a major stress on your nervous system- the subluxation. With less stress on your nervous system, your immune system functions at a great level of efficiency. There are many studies showing that all kinds of conditions, from colds and flu to overall healing, benefit from regular chiropractic care.


Allergy is a recent condition. It didn’t exist until modern times. John Bostock, MD originally described his own symptoms of “hay fever” for the British Royal Society in 1819. He later reported that after investigating 5,000 patients in all of England he was able to find only 28 cases of this new condition.
Allergies were pretty much unknown throughout the UK, US, and Canada, as well as the rest of the world, until modern times. For example, in Japan allergies barely existed until 1950, but now affect about 1 in ten Japanese.
Today allergies are commonplace, and the numbers are growing all over the world. What novel environmental factor can account for this now all too common condition?
One of many examples is that researchers, wearing medically approved blinders blame allergies on mites – as if mites didn’t exist before modern times. Others blame “allergenic” foods – which magically didn’t exist in earlier times as well as worms, cockroaches, mice and dust. Why should we not wonder that none of these “allergens” caused allergies until modern times?
Others have reported that lack of breastfeeding caused allergies – but not all women breastfed their babies for various reasons. That’s why wet nurses were in use. No allergies were ever reported. Others said allergies were caused by crowded cities and atmospheric pollution but again, where were allergies in the crowded cities in Europe and Asia in times past?
Sometimes “medical experts” and “researchers” say the most foolish things and avoid telling us the truth. Because they are so revered, their mistakes can lead to serious health problems. Today’s reliance on medical and government “experts” has caused terrible worldwide suffering.
Researchers have discovered that vaccinated children have allergies while allergies (as well as asthma and autism) are rare in the non-vaccinated. (2)
Can chiropractic help allergies?
Allergies, whatever their cause, appear to be an overreaction or hypersensitivity of the immune system. By adjusting subluxations, the Doctor of Chiropractic takes stress off both the nervous and immune systems.
For that reason, chiropractic care has been a blessing to many allergy sufferers. Chiropractic seems to interrupt the nervous system-immune system overreaction. The chiropractic adjustment can be referred to as a “pattern interrupt.” The overreaction of the nervous system stops and the body functions more effectively – something all allergy sufferers need. Recent understandings in psychoneuroimmunology reveal that when the nervous system functions better the immune system functions better. (3-4) That is something chiropractors have been saying for over 125 years!

Traditional Eating

Cod Liver Oil-Superfood
This is from the Weston A. Price Foundation. Dr. Price’s research in nutrition was unique and powerful.
Once a standard supplement in traditional European societies, cod liver oil provides fat-soluble vitamins A and D, which Dr. Price found present in the diet of “primitives” in amounts ten times higher than the typical American diet of his day. Cod liver oil supplements are a must for women and their male partners, to be taken for several months before conception, and for women during pregnancy. Growing children will also benefit greatly from a small daily dose.
Dr. Price always gave cod liver oil with high-vitamin butter oil, extracted by a slow centrifuge from good quality spring or fall butter, to children and especially to adults wishing to improve their health. He found that cod liver oil on its own was relatively ineffective but combined with butter oil produced excellent results. We now know that butter oil is an excellent source of vitamin K, which is needed to balance vitamins A and D in cod liver oil. Other good sources of vitamin K in western diets are aged cheeses and the fat and livers of ducks and geese; other sources include butter and egg yolks. Without the balance of vitamin K, cod liver oil could lead to heart troubles, bone problems, tooth decay and gum disease. See more at https://www.westonaprice.org/cod-liver-oil/

Did you know?

  • 1/4 of your bones are in your feet? Foot massage anyone?
  • The fastest healing part of your body is your tongue? (It’s red because it has so many blood vessels – the key to healing).
  • A google is a mathematical term-it is one followed by 100 zeros.
  • Kissing for one-minute burns 26 calories? (Who does this research?)
  • You burn more calories sleeping than watching TV?

… Just the Essentials

No get S.A.D.
There are over 3 million cases of Seasonal Affective Disorder cases each year in the United States alone. It can affect anyone from the early teen years all the way through late adulthood. When the sun no longer shines as long or as bright and days become colder it makes fighting the winter blues increasingly difficult. So many of those who struggle with a disruption in their mood and energy levels during the colder months struggle to find tools to cope.
Essential oils provide many physical benefits, however that’s not the whole story. Many essential oils have a great impact on the emotional body as well and can support you through many types of mood issues especially S.A.D. Through the many different ways essential oils can be utilized, support can be easier than many other methods to cope with seasonal affective disorder. Diffusing, topical application and internal consumption are all helpful with the right blend or individual oil.
Anything citrus brings in a positive mindset, joy and a fresh summery scent. Have you ever heard the saying a glass of orange juice is a glass full of sunshine? Orange essential oil can promote the same feel as the summer sun. Orange pairs well with many oils like frankincense, bergamot and eucalyptus.
Some fun ways to use essential oils that are a little less traditional than the diffuser or topical use is adding some oils to a steamy shower first thing in the morning. Waking up in the cold and dark world can make getting the day started difficult.  Adding lemon not only is supportive of your immune system but it also uplifts your mood and starts the day just a little bit easier. For those struggling with that winter cold or flu, mixing with eucalyptus not only helps with those annoying symptoms but also brings more lemon into the lungs and wakes the mind up making an excellent pair.
Those who may struggle with anxiety along with seasonal depression may benefit from the combination of lavender and their favorite citrus. That combination soothes the nervous system while also bringing in that fresh upbeat scent of lemon. This works wonderfully in a roller bottle that can be rolled on the back of the neck or inside of the wrist in times of increased anxiety throughout the day.

How to Report a Vaccine Injury

A government reporting system – VAERS (Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System) – is set up for vaccine injuries. It is not limited to MDs and nurses – anyone can report an adverse vaccine injury. This is especially important since most MDs and nurses do not report injuries (even though it is legally mandated).
Hundreds of thousands of injuries plus thousands of deaths have been reported after receiving the Covid-19 vaccine. If you know of anyone who has had a reaction to this dangerous toxic concoction, please tell them to report any injuries to this web site:

Words of Wisdom

The art of medicine, like that of war, is murderous and conjectural. – Voltaire
If you don’t take care of your body, where will you live?  -Unknown
When I told a doctor I couldn’t afford an operation, he offered to touch up my X-rays. – Henny Youngman

Researching Chiropractic

Chiropractic clinical case histories have been a regular feature of our patient newsletter since its inception. There seem to be no limit to the health problems that respond to chiropractic care. How many people suffering, on drugs, facing a life of limitation could be helped by chiropractic care?
Probably most of them.
Improvement of a patient with essential tremors. A 58-year-old woman with a 40-year history of diagnosed essential tremors (ET) without relief began chiropractic care. ET is the constant, rhythmic movement of a body part, usually the upper extremities or the head. In this case the woman had ET in both arms. ET is 20 times more common than Parkinson’s Disease. There is no known cause or cure. In addition to the tremors she suffered from headaches, mid and low back pain, hip pain, sciatic pain, brain fog, difficulty concentrating and challenges with self-motivation.
She was found to have vertebral subluxation in her upper neck (upper cervical or C-1) spine. Chiropractic care addressed her C-1 subluxation.
She reported an 80% improvement of ET immediately after her first adjustment. Over a period of 4 months, she received 4 adjustments to her C-1 vertebra with 95% improvement of ET. In addition, her headaches reduced by 95%. Her mid and low back pain improved by 80% with associated hip pain improving by 90% and a complete resolution of her sciatic pain. She also reported a 90% improvement in brain fog with increased ability to concentrate and self-motivate. (5)
High blood pressure, ringing in the ears and arthritis. A 72-year-old man with a history of hypertension (high blood pressure), arthritis, ringing/buzzing in the ears and numbness/burning in his shoulder sought out chiropractic care. He was on blood pressure medication for one year prior to care.
For the next three months the patient received chiropractic analysis and correction (adjustment) of his vertebral subluxations.
Over that period, his blood pressure decreased, he reported improvement in his arthritis, ringing/buzzing in the ear and shoulder numbness/burning. A self-survey showed additional improvements of emotional/mental state, stress and life enjoyment. (6)
Upper back pain, numbness and “nerve feelings” in the hands (T-4 Syndrome). A 64-year-old woman came in for care to a chiropractor’s office. The symptoms of those suffering from T-4 syndrome typically include upper thoracic (upper back) pain, and odd nerve feelings and numbness in the hands. The cause appears to be from upper thoracic subluxation (T-4 stands for 4th thoracic vertebra).
Chiropractic adjustments were administered to reduce vertebral subluxations; by the fifth visit, the patient reported complete remission of thoracic pain and hand numbness. (7)


1. My first job was working in an orange juice factory, but I got canned. Couldn’t concentrate.
2. Then I worked in the woods as a lumberjack but just couldn’t hack it, so they gave me the axe.
3. After that, I tried being a tailor but wasn’t suited for it, mainly because it was a sew-sew job.
4. Next, I tried working in a muffler factory, but that was too exhausting.
5. Then, tried being a chef-figured it would add a little spice to my life, but just didn’t have the thyme.
6. Next, I attempted being a deli worker, but any way I sliced it … I couldn’t cut the mustard.
7. My best job was as a musician, but eventually found I wasn’t noteworthy.
8. I studied a long time to become a doctor but didn’t have any patience.
9. Next was a job in a shoe factory. I tried but just didn’t fit in.
10. I became a fisherman but couldn’t live on my net income.
11. I managed to get a good job working for a pool maintenance company, but the work was just too draining.
12. After that I was employed in a workout center, but they said I wasn’t fit for the job.
13. I finally got a job as a historian-until I realized there was no future in it.
14. My last job was working in Starbucks. I quit because it was always the same old grind.
Bye, bye
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1. Solomon GF. Psychoneuroimmunology: interactions between central nervous system and immune system. Journal of Neuroscience Research. 1987;18:1-9.
2. Nyiendo J, Olsen E. Characteristics of 217 children attending a chiropractic college teaching clinic. JMPT. 1988;11(2):78-84.
3. Busse WW. Mechanisms and advances in allergic diseases. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2000;105(6pt2):S593-S598.
4. James W. Immunization: The Reality Behind the Myth. Boston: Bergin & Garvey. 1988:71.
5. Berner N. Resolution of essential tremors in a female patient undergoing upper cervical chiropractic care: a case report & review of the literature. Journal of Upper Cervical Chiropractic Research. 2021:35-42.
6. Van Dyke V, Russell D, Alcantara J. Resolution of hypertension in a 72-year-old male following subluxation-based chiropractic care: a case report & selective review of the literature. Annals of Vertebral Subluxation Research. November 12, 2015:172-177.
7. Librone P, Kalantarov E. Resolution of T4 Syndrome following chiropractic care: a case report. Annals of Vertebral Subluxation Research. September 29, 2014:161-168.
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