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How Do YOU Celebrate Earth Day?

By |April 19, 2013|Earth Day, Environmental Sensitivity|

How Do YOU Celebrate Earth Day?

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Chiropractic Care is the most holistic and natural form(s) of treatment available.

As Stewards of Health, we can also be positive examples for our communities regarding the health challenges faced by our Planet.

If you are not already involved in activities, the Earth Day Network can connect you to local Organizations you can work with or contribute to.

Our Earth is in for a bumpy ride, and every little decision we make take can contribute to or reduce the stress on our Planet.

Too Sweet to Be Good? The Potential Health Hazards of Artificial Sweeteners

By |December 27, 2012|Artificial Sweeteners, Attention Deficit, Chemical Sensitivity, Environmental Sensitivity, Food Sensitivity, Headache, Obesity, Pediatrics|

Too Sweet to Be Good?
The Potential Health Hazards of Artificial Sweeteners

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SOURCE:   Dynamic Chiropractic

By Claudia Anrig, DC


With worldwide obesity rates doubling in the past three decades, is it any surprise that artificial sweeteners have been gaining popularity? Beginning with the creation of saccharin, “sugar substitutes” have become the supposed answer to a dieter’s prayer – and part of the daily diet of many of our children.

Let’s review the various sugar substitutes on the market today to appreciate what they are and why they may not be the best option in terms of your patients’ – and your – health.

Aspartame: NutraSweet or Equal

This sugar substitute was discovered in 1965 by accident while chemist James Schlatter was testing an anti-ulcer drug. [1] Aspartame gained FDA approval in 1981 and was approved in 1983 for use in carbonated beverages, where it is most commonly found now as the primary sweetener for most diet sodas. [2]

Aspartame accounts for over 75 percent of the adverse reactions to food additives reported to the FDA and has been linked to serious medical reactions. [3, 4] Researchers and physicians studying these reactions have concluded that the following chronic illnesses can worsen when ingesting aspartame: brain tumors, multiple sclerosis, epilepsy, chronic fatigue syndrome, Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s, mental retardation, lymphoma, birth defects, fibromyalgia, and diabetes. [4] (more…)

The Toxic Home

By |September 20, 2012|Chemical Sensitivity, Environmental Sensitivity, Volatile Organic Compounds|

The Toxic Home

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SOURCE:   Dynamic Chiropractic

By Claudia Anrig, DC


No one can deny that industrialization has created quite a few conveniences. But with these modern-day conveniences have come modern-day health hazards – the worst being those that are potentially toxic to ourselves and our children.

Let’s learn more about the toxic dangers in your home and a few common household items that may be putting you and your family at risk.

Off-Gassing

This word was first used in 1966 to describe the release of gaseous chemicals from a solid. For instance, the Construction Dictionary defines “off-gassing” as the release of airborne particulates, often from installed construction materials such as carpeting, cabinetry, or paint that can cause allergic reactions and other health problems in building occupants. Off-gassing, while commonly attributed to carpeting, can be caused by several unexpected sources. [1]

The top 10 sources of off-gassing in order of concern include common household items/products:
mattresses, stains and varnishes, carpet, insulation, flooring materials (vinyl, glues, finishes, adhesives), countertops, cabinets, particle board, paint strippers and cleaning supplies.
[2] (more…)