Dr. MaryAnn`s Newletter – Fall is Around the Corner

Welcome Fall!

September is one of my favorite months.

When you have 4 seasons, this is the time to put the garden to rest, observe the leaves changing color, enjoy the beautiful smells and prepare for winter. Be prepared for what you know is coming anyway. I’m canning tomatoes and other things, ordering meat from local farmers to freeze, etc. How about you?

Dr. MaryAnn

Good news – The UK Health Industry has BANNED the Covid Vaccine for 5-11 year olds due to investigation leading to acknowledgement that healthy children do not need it and it is causing not only myocarditis in young people (this is serious and an estimated 25% of those with myocarditis die in 2-5 years) but also contributing to miscarriages and fertility problems.

UK BANS Covid Vaccines for ALL kids under 12 (substack.com)

Do the right thing, parents! Informed consent is necessary when taking any product, especially one that is injected, has no long-term safety data, and is still experimental.

Free HEALTH SEMINAR- Thursday, September 22nd at 6:30 in person: WOMENS’s HEALTH- Hormones, Aging Gracefully and weight loss trends. Bring a friend. As always, healthy snacks and Recipes will be provided.

Weston A Price Chapter Meeting and POTLUCK – “Wise Traditions and Healthy Eating”. Are you interested in learning more about how to prepare organ meats?- it might not sound very appetizing, but they are the MOST nutrient-rich parts of the animal. Friday, September 30 at 5 PM Location TBD

Insight THERMOGRAPHY – October is Breast HEALTH month. We will offer BREAST screenings (or other body parts) in our office on Monday, October 3th from 10-1pm . Please call us if interested in signing up. Fee. 410 628-9355

“Stress-Free Healthy HOLIDAYs” Seminar – Wednesday, October 12 at 6:30pm in office. Please join us to learn how mental health can affect your happiness, longevity and upcoming holidays. Recipes and tools to support your mental health.

A government big enough to give you everything you want, is strong enough to take everything you have. Thomas Jefferson
It is not incumbent upon you to complete the work, but neither are you at liberty to desist from it. Ethics of the Fathers (Pirke Avot)

In This Issue…
What’s so good about summer and chiropractic? Stop taking (ISOLATED) Vitamins! What’s so good about swimming? Can chiropractic help infants and babies? Why was this paper retraced? And yup, our great humor section. Check it out!

• What do chiropractic and the summer have in common?
• Your Curves
• Do Infants Benefit from Chiropractic Care?
• Questions and Answers
• … Just the Essentials
• Traditional Eating
• Words of Wisdom
• Researching Chiropractic
• Humor
• References

What do chiropractic and the summer have in common?
Both are good for you.

Go to the beach, the park, or your backyard for exercise and lots of sun (no sunscreen please, just don’t burn). In the summer your body gets enough vitamin D and other sunshine vitamins/benefits to last you all winter. Remember, your body can store vitamin D, unlike most other vitamins.

But there’s more. Go out for walks and hikes with friends and loved ones; go swimming and have parties. Having friends and relatives over is very healthy – loneliness kills. So don’t think you aren’t doing something wonderful when you hang out and socialize. Remember, backyard parties are good for you too as well as your chiropractor (so don’t forget to invite us).

Synthetic (made in a lab) and isolated vitamins – not in a complex or the way nature intended in a whole foods, create nutritional deficiencies. Speaking of “isolated’, some of the worst “health” foods you can take are protein bars and powders made from isolated soy and whey protein. Rice and pea proteins are not far behind. Why? Because they are produced at high temperatures and therefore destroy the inherent enzymes in the food. Fortified cereals are just as bad and additionally they have fragmented IRON added in which your body cannot assimilate. Calcium (carbonate) is another damaging product many women think they need to take to prevent osteoporosis. Do not take calcium – it contributes to damage in arteries and kidney stones. I do, however, recommend the bioavailable form – CALCIUM LACTATE with the addition of essential fatty acid in CATAPLEX F as a natural sunscreen from Standard Process. That’s all I use.

If you are interested in adding nutrients to your deficient SAD – Standard American Diet- I recommend Magnesium in all the available forms found in Easy-Mag (Standard Process).

If you take vitamin D3, you should have the active as well as the storage form of this hormone checked in your next lab requisition- please make sure you are adding vitamin A as well. Most people are not aware they work together. Where do you get vitamin A? Liver, egg yolks, grass-fed butter and cod liver oil. If you need more information on how much, when and whether you need to supplement your diet, please reach out to me.

Your Curves
Your spine (also called your spinal column or “backbone”) is made up of 24 movable vertebrae (spinal bones). On the bottom is a triangular bone made called the sacrum and underneath that is your tailbone or coccyx.

Your spine should be straight from the front, and from the side it should have natural curves.

You have three main curves – your neck or cervical curve, your mid back or thoracic curve and your lower back or lumbar curve.

Why do you need curves? Curves give your spine strength. A straight spine is much weaker than a curved spine.

What makes up the curves? Between your vertebra are discs that give your spine much of its curve and also act as shock absorbers so every step you take doesn’t shake you up.

Are your curves not curvy enough (straight) too curvy or just right? There are a number of ways to tell. One is with a posture analysis using the doctor’s hands, using a photographic analysis or an x-ray analysis. Want to know more? Ask us.

Do Infants Benefit from Chiropractic Care?

Chiropractic for infants? They have low back pain? Of course not! Infants need chiropractic care to ensure that the stress of gestation, labor and delivery has not damaged their spines and delicate structure.

Infants can be damaged by falls – statistics tell us that nearly half of all babies have had a fall from a height (off the changing table, off the bed, down the stairs etc.).

Chiropractic care helps ensure a healthy baby with better resistance to disease, a better ability to discharge toxins, a better ability to absorb nutrients and overall better body function.

Also, correcting subluxations may help a baby who is ill return to health more quickly and more comfortably.

There are many case histories of chiropractic helping children with all kinds of conditions – asthma, colic, constipation, difficulty breastfeeding, ear infections, autism spectrum disorder, vision and hearing disorders, neurological conditions- no matter what conditions babies may have, chiropractic care can help them grow into healthy, happy children. (1,2)

Questions and Answers

Q. Do chiropractors have MD degrees?

A. Chiropractors have DC degrees, conferred by a chiropractic college. A major difference between chiropractic and medicinal education is that while MDs are studying drugs, vaccination and surgery, chiropractors are study subluxation analysis and correction.

… Just the Essentials

Back to School support

Every year approaching a new school year for parents brings a sense of stress. The hustle and bustle of back-to-school shopping, schedule shifts and all things that come with a new school year can make this time of year challenging. Did you know that essential oils can make stressful and chaotic times easier to cope with?

Here are three ways essential oils can make this transition smoother for both parents and students!

1. Lavender essential oil is a great aid for those who struggle with their sleep patterns and schedules being disrupted, altered and most likely lessened with a new school year. Getting to bed earlier is cruel for those extra early mornings of getting you and your little ones out of the house prepared and fully rested. Applying lavender on the bottoms of you or your child’s feet before bed is a great way to calm the body and mind to ease into a good night’s rest. Adding lavender to a diffuser right before bedtime increases the ability to fall asleep faster and sleep deeper.

2.Frankincense essential oil does wonders for the brain! When that to-do list is feeling long and overwhelming, using frankincense in a roller bottle and applying it to your wrists, back of the neck or chest will support your mind and body with focus. Adding it to your diffuser and running it in the morning before your day begins will support you in feeling more awake and ready for the hectic day ahead of you.

3.Using Doterra’s immunity essential oil blend “On Guard” or Young Living’s immunity blend “Thieves” in your home approaching a new school year is a great way to boost you and your little one’s immune system to help protect both of you from becoming sick. It’s known that by diffusing “On Guard” for twenty minutes a day is known to boost immune support.

Traditional Eating

Dr. Weston A. Price is regarded by many as the greatest nutritionist who ever lived. He founded the National Dental Association, which became the research section of the American Dental Association.

In the late 1920s Dr. Price and his wife Florence embarked on a world tour of indigenous people. They traveled Indiana Jones-style by prop planes, steamships, canoes, automobiles, horse drawn carriages, and on foot, visiting hundreds of villages in 14 countries on 5 continents.

All these isolated cultures had two things in common:

1. they were humans

2. they had eaten their traditional foods handed down for hundreds of generations

Their diets were tried and true for creating the next generation of healthy children.

No one needed wisdom teeth extractions because their jaws had enough room to accommodate their teeth. No one needed braces-their teeth were straight, not crowded and beautiful.

In addition, no woman needed a caesarean section because her pelvis was wide enough to bear children. When there is proper nutrition, the body has the raw materials to achieve its genetic potential.

Dr. Price’s book Nutrition and Physical Degeneration remains a classic to this day. For more information about Dr. Price’s work go to www.ppnf.org and www.westonapricefoundation.org

If you are interested in going to the Weston Price conference in Knoxville, TN October 21-23rd, you can go directly to their website.

Words of Wisdom

Yogi Berra, the famous catcher for the NY Yankees was an 18-time All-Star, played in 14 World Series (winning 10 of them) and is famous for his scores of unique phrases and malapropisms such as:

  • Baseball is 90% mental, and the other half is physical.
  • When you come to a fork in the road, take it.
  • You can observe a lot by just watching.
  • It ain’t over till it’s over.
  • It’s like déjà vu all over again.
  • No one goes there nowadays, it’s too crowded.
  • You better cut the pizza in four pieces because I’m not hungry enough to eat six.
  • He hits from both sides of the plate. He’s amphibious.
  • It was impossible to get a conversation going, everybody was talking too much.
  • I can see how he (Sandy Koufax) won twenty-five games. What I don’t understand is how he lost five.
  • I don’t know (if they were men or women fans running naked across the field). They had bags over their heads.

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.
Piglets and chiropractic. Chiropractic for piglets? Why not? Every creature with a spinal column can have subluxations and can benefit from chiropractic care. There are many chiropractors who regularly work on dogs, cats, horses, and other creatures.
In this study, researchers measured the rate of weight gain in baby pigs. 109 piglets that were weaned on the same day were captured and randomly assigned into a control (CON) or an adjusted (ADJ) group.
It was found that, on average the adjusted group reached ideal weight 6 days sooner than the control (non-adjusted) group. Feed costs for the adjusted group were thus reduced. (4)
P.S. An earlier study with chickens showed chiropractic adjustments improved palatability, overall health, and rate of weight gain. Again, something that could cut costs and increase profits. (5)
These studies show the positive effects on animal chiropractic in livestock production settings.
Down Syndrome in a 7-week-old infant. A seven-week-old girl with Down Syndrome was brought in for chiropractic care because of nursing and sleeping issues. Typically, the infant was brought to the clinic when she was having cough, congestion, tactile fremitus (a vibration transmitted through the body) and wheezing problems.
A chiropractic examination revealed that she had upper cervical, thoracic and sacrum subluxations. Her subluxations were adjusted using various chiropractic techniques.

After the adjustment the mother reported that the infant was getting stronger, had less congestion, was breathing with less wheezes, and her chest was cleaner. The parents reported feeling less fremitus on her chest than before.

The patient had constipation for three days when she was brought in for care. The infant defecated right after the adjustment.

After 3 visits the baby’s feeding and sleeping issues were resolved. The child continued chiropractic care. After 2 years and 7 months of care, her muscle tone, breathing, and immune function were enhanced.

The mother reported that chiropractic care helped to increase the infant’s daily function and overall health such as latching and regular sleep patterns. (6)

Low Back pain in a 9-year-old with tethered cord syndrome. A 9-year-old boy entered the office complaining of a dull, achy low back pain that occurred during football practicing and playing. He had a decreased range of motion and vertebral subluxations. X-rays revealed he had an extra lumbar vertebra (6 instead of 5).

The child had an MRI that revealed a condition known as spinal cord tethering. His spinal abnormalities included lower spinal cord and malformations.

The boy received chiropractic adjustments twice a week for 3 weeks and then once per week for 6 weeks. He was also given stretching and exercises to be done at home.

At one-year follow-up, the patient was able to play several high school sports without any complications. (7)


  • What happens if you get half-scared to death-Twice!
  • Do pediatricians play miniature golf on Wednesdays?
  • Before they invented drawing boards, what did they go back to?
  • If all the world is a stage, where is the audience sitting?
  • If one synchronized swimmer drowns, do the rest have to drown too?
  • If the #2 pencil is the most popular, why is it still #2?
  • If work is so terrific, how come they have to pay you to do it?
  • If you ate pasta and antipasta, would you still be hungry?
  • If you try to fail, and succeed, which have you done?
  • If a man is standing in the middle of the s speaking and there is no woman around to hear him…is he still wrong?
  • Where do forest rangers go to “get away from it all?”
  • What do you do when you see an endangered animal eating an endangered plant?
  • If a parsley farmer is sued, can they garnish his wages?

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1. Kim L. Hammond K, Alcantara j. et. al. Immediate resolution of constipation in an infant following chiropractic care: a case report. Journal of Pediatric, Maternal & Family Health – Chiropractic. 2012; 2:61-65

2.Gutmann G. The atlas fixation syndrome in the baby and infant. Manuelle Medizine. 1987;25:5-10.

3.Arbuckle A, Fechter W, Hendricks R, et. al. Chiropractic Directed at Subluxation Reduction Improves Speed of Harvest Rate, Reduces Feed Costs and Increases Feed Efficiency in Piglets: A Controlled Field Study of Rate of Gain in 109 Piglets. Annals of Vertebral Subluxation Research, Volume 2022Annals of Vertebral Subluxation Research ~ Volume 2022 ~ June 28 ~ Pages 79-81 Vol. 2022

4.Hayek A; Ormston W, Nolen J. Growth and Quality Enhancement in Broiler Chickens, Midwest Veterinary Conference 2020

5.6. Amlinger P,Colcombet C. Improved Health Outcomes in a Child with Down Syndrome Undergoing Chiropractic Care to Reduce Vertebral Subluxation: A Case Report & Review of the Literature Journal of Pediatric, Maternal & Family Health, Chiropractic ~ July 13, 2022 ~ Pages 57-65

6.Carter S, Floyd R, Richardson M et al. Resolution of Low Back Pain in a 9-Year-Old Male with Low Back Pain, Tethered Cord Syndrome, Spina Bifida Occulta and Lumbarization of the S1 Vertebra Following Chiropractic Care: A Case Study & Selective Review of the Literature. Journal of Pediatric, Maternal & Family Health – Chiropractic ~ Volume 2015 ~ Issue 3 ~ Pages 121-130

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