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Adjusting Children Differs from Adjusting Adults

 

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Help for Infant Reflux without Medication

By Dr. Cynthia Horner

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 Quite often I get a phone call from a mother of an infant, usually between 3 to 10 weeks old, asking for help because their baby has infant reflux. They tell me their infant is on Zantac and Prilosec, and they were advised to stop nursing and start infant formula. Many of these moms tell me their medical doctors recommend they put rice cereal in the formula to ‘keep the formula down’. If this worked I wouldn’t be hearing from these moms, treating their infants or writing this article. Continue reading

Some Real Causes of Breast Cancer

By Dr. Cynthia Horner

Why Are We Running For the Cure But  Running From The Cause?

Breast cancer in both men and women is a serious issue.  Yes, breast cancer does affect men also. My heart is touched by those whodownload have endured treatment or have had their breasts removed because of this disease.  What troubles me is the media’s and medical community’s avoidance to acknowledge that many of the causes of breast cancer are well known and therefore breast cancer could be reduced or prevented.

I am not a fan of Susan G. Komen for the cure and I am far from alone in this opinion. I will support breast cancer research and efforts to eliminate causes of breast cancer but I will not run to support a multi-million-dollar company with assets totaling over 390 million dollars . Only 20.9% of these funds were reportedly used in the 2009-2010 fiscal year for research, “for the cure.” Why don’t we close the barn door before the animals get out. I am all for doing as much to prevent the causes of breast cancer as cure it. Continue reading

Internet Addiction and Emotional Health

By Cynthia Horner

It has been called electronic cocaine. For some the convenience and fascination of connecting through emails, texting and social media has been blamed for depression, sleep disorders, anxiety and addiction. Some research has shown that one in eight internet users show at least one sign of an unhealthy attachment to the use of the web.

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Natural Remedies vs Medication

By Dr. Cynthia Horner

Natural herbal and homeopathic remedies are becoming more popular as a conservative way to care for the body. Just what are they and how do they work? How do they differ from prescribed or over the counter medications? Continue reading

Keeping Back Pain Away

By Dr. Cynthia Horner

Understanding what causes back pain and how to recognize problems before they are bad enough to create pain that disrupts your life is what I will discuss in the next few paragraphs. Seventy five percent of all human beings will experience low back pain severe enough to keep them from their daily activities. Not just adults but people of all ages and from all walks of life. Why do so many people have back pain? I blame those early humans who arranged a few large rocks together and uttered the word “chair”.

Are You a Mosquito Magnet?

By Dr. Cynthia Horner

Do you find yourself swatting mosquitoes while sitting out on a summer night when others around you seem unaffected?

There is a reason for that.

Mosquitoes are attracted to mild acids. People who eat a diet high in refined carbohydrates, meat and hydrogenated fats (transfats as in margarine) produce a lot of acid in their body tissues.

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Sun, Sunscreen, Tanning Beds and Your Health

by Cynthia Horner

Health is greatly dependent on the amount and quality of light that shines on our skin and eyes.There has been much controversy about whether sun is helpful or harmful. Understanding a little about the light of the sun and how it compares to the light of tanning beds and the effect the chemicals in sunscreen have on your skin will help you make wise decisions about your days in the sun.

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Chiropractic Adjustments Change Brain Patterns

By Dr. Cynthia Horner

Why would anyone see a chiropractor if they are not in pain?

Today people receive more information each day than their parents did a generation ago. This is a good thing but it has created a population that asks more questions, demands more answers and wants more good things in their lives. Good health is one of those things. Studies show more people are willing to spend time and money on maintaining  and improving their health.  Chiropractic has great success in improving health. Every time a person receives a chiropractic adjustment, whether they were in pain or not,they are healthier than they were before the adjustment. Every time! Continue reading

Strengthening Core Muscles and Aligning Your Spine Can Improve Your Golf Swing

By Dr. Cynthia Horner

What makes a good golf swing?

All golfers are looking for an edge. But good golfers know that proper body mechanics can make the difference between an average golf swing and an excellent golf swing. Continue reading