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» Jump For Your Adjustment!
» Obesity Linked to Chronic Back Pain

March News Letter

Schmidt Chiropractic

Creative Wellness Center

310 Cleveland Ave SE Tumwater, WA 98501

(360) 943-6015



Enjoy the benefits of chiropractic - the largest natural, drug-free, surgery-free, expressive healthcare system in the world.

 Tired of taking drugs and the medical runaround? Welcome to the world of chiropractic - discover how natural health can be.

• The Magic of Retracing
• Dehydration
• Questions and Answers About Chiropractic
• Cancer is Not a Genetic Disorder
• Nourishing Traditions
• Researching Chiropractic
• Did You Know ...?


The Magic of Retracing 

Retracing is a fascinating healing phenomenon that is found in all natural healing arts. It is seen as a person develops increased balance, harmony and strength. It is especially seen in chiropractic. What exactly is it?

Retracing is when old physical injuries, emotional pain, stress and toxins leave the body as it heals. It is a wonderful thing, even though it may feel uncomfortable, because in its wake it leaves a healthier, stronger, cleaner and happier person. The phrase "better out than in" is a good description of retracing.

Sometimes retracing is dramatic - people laugh or cry, feel old aches and pains, relive an accident or trauma or detoxify with diarrhea, vomiting, fever and flu-like symptoms. That is rare, but when it occurs it is often seen in a person with a lot of vitality who has the strength to handle it. 

 Sometimes retracing is subtle. A person who may feel "no different" after an adjustment and then have powerful dreams that evening is releasing deep emotional stress. Or conversely, they may report better sleep than they had in years. Retracing is a very individual affair.

But don't let it scare you. Sometimes patients have contemplated leaving care because of it. Don't! It's good for you and it means you are on the right path to healing. If you experience any uncomfortable symptoms after care please bring it to our attention. Retracing is almost always temporary and you'll feel much better after it passes.




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Why discuss dehydration in the dead of winter? We sweat more in summer but winter usually causes more dehydration. Why? Unless you live and work with hot water radiators for heat you are subjected to hot air and it's dehydrating. Our cars also use dry hot air. 


Some of the symptoms of dehydration include dry mouth, headache, dark urine, hunger, dry skin, high blood pressure, aches and pains. 

People are often surprised that hunger is a sign of dehydration, but you'll find your hunger pangs will often disappear when you've had a glass or two of water. Keep yourself from dehydration this winter.


Questions and Answers About Chiropractic 

Question: Who needs chiropractic care?

Answer: Everybody!

 Chiropractic is like good nutrition: very important if you aren't sick or suffering but vitally important if you have any health challenges. 

 Don't wait until you have serious symptoms; chiropractic can locate hidden problems (subluxations) now before they become obvious. That is especially important for babies, children, the elderly and everyone in between.


Cancer is Not a Genetic Disorder 

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Human genome studies have revealed that we have approximately 250 oncogenes (genes that promote tumor growth) and 700 tumor suppressor genes (genes that get rid of tumors). Cancer in this view represents approximately one million different genes with millions of "mutations." There is no unique "cancer gene" and cancer appears to be a disease of the cell and its metabolism, not the nuclear (genetic) materials. (3) 


Nourishing Traditions 

The ketogenic diet is a powerful, anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer diet. The more good quality fats and oils you eat (butter, cream, tallow, lard, avocado, coconut, etc.) and the less carbohydrates (sugars) you eat, the healthier, thinner and more energetic you will be. The high fat, moderate protein, very low carb diet is referred to as the ketogenic diet because when your body digests fats (from food and from your own waistline) you produce ketones that are a better source of energy than carbohydrates anyway.


Just be careful to avoid unhealthy fats and oils such as margarine, Crisco®, canola, corn oil, soy oil and other commercial oils. Go to for more information. Consider coconut when using oils.


Here are some coconut oil fat facts that'll keep you healthy and happy:

  • Saturated fats, and most particularly coconut oil, are an important part of the human diet. Recent research suggests coconut oil may help control Crohn's disease by improving your gut microbiome.
  • Studies show coconut oil also supports healthy thyroid function, promotes heart health and healthy brain function, boosts immune function and energy, aids weight loss and much more.
  • Coconut oil is an excellent choice for cooking, as it can resist heat-induced damage. Processed vegetable oils produce oxidized cholesterol and toxic cyclic aldehydes and acrylamide when heated.
  • "Bulletproof coffee" is a brain-boosting high-performance beverage you can easily make by adding MCT oil or coconut oil and grass-fed, unsalted butter or ghee to black, organic coffee or a coffee substitute such as Dandy Blend™. 
  • Coconut oil is a natural, inexpensive and safe replacement for moisturizers, hair masks, shaving lotion, cleansers, makeup removers, body scrub, toothpaste and much more


Researching Chiropractic 

Chiropractic clinical case histories have been a regular feature of our patient newsletter since its inception. There seems 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.


Ear infection in a 10-year-old. This boy suffered from fluid-filled ears, allergies and sleep disturbances. He was prescribed Flonase® and Zyrtec® for his allergies. His parents brought him in for chiropractic care. 


A chiropractic examination found a loss of normal neck curve, sacrum misalignment, and subluxations in the upper back (3rd thoracic or T3), lower (lumbar) spine and the base of the skull.


The child was adjusted at T3. His ear started draining immediately and continued draining for the next two days. After two weeks of care X-rays were retaken and showed restoration of normal neck curve and alignment of the sacrum and pelvis. The child's otitis media resolved.


Resolution of Raynaud's Syndrome. A 29-year-old woman had been suffering from cold, stiff hands with discoloration for the previous 10 years as well as intermittent spinal stiffness.


She had subluxation-based chiropractic care for 11 weeks that added up to 15 visits. Both pre and post x-ray studies were utilized to show correction of abnormal curvature of the spine and pelvis. 


After 15 visits, she had significant improved neurological function and symptom relief of Raynaud's Syndrome.

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Tremors in a Great Dane. Chiropractic has been used since its inception for pets and farm animals (and even zoo animals). In this report, a three-week-old male Great Dane suffering from tremors received chiropractic care.


The dog's subluxations were corrected using an adjusting instrument and Immediately after the correction the Great Dane fell asleep. Three days later there was a marked improvement and two-weeks later the tremors completely resolved. (6) 


Stenosis and hand pain in a 74-year old woman. A 74-year-old woman had been diagnosed with moderate neck (cervical) stenosis that was compressing the nerves going to her upper extremities. Her symptoms included inability to turn her head fully, and numbness, tingling and nerve pain down her left arm and into her 3rd, 4th and 5th fingers. She had been suffering from these symptoms for one year.


She began chiropractic care and subluxations were discovered at multiple spinal levels. She had 15 adjustments over an eight-week period. She reported less numbness and tingling in her left arm and an increased cervical range of motion (ability to turn her head). (7)


Did You Know ...? 

 ... you, a mouse, an elephant and a giraffe all have the same number of spinal bones or vertebrae in the neck (cervical spine)? How many? Seven!

 ... drugs make people nauseous or hungry because the same chemicals in your brain are found in your intestines? Your intestines have as many nerves in them as does your spinal cord.

  ... chiropractors have over 100 different ways of adjusting the spine? They are referred to as techniques. 



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Please write or stop by and give us your feedback. Are there any subjects you'd like to hear about? Anything you dislike? Feedback is always important to us. And, of course, if you'd like hard copies of this newsletter stop by the office and we'll give you some for your friends and relatives. If they have email, have them write to us and we'll add them to our subscriber list.


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March Nutrition Special

March Nutrition Special - Cruciferous Complete 
15% off Cruciferous Complete - Supports cellular health. 
• Supports healthy liver function
• Provides antioxidant activity
• Vitamin K supports calcium absorption, blood clotting, and healthy liver
Stop by the office to pick some up today! 310 Cleveland Ave SE Tumwater WA 98501

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Happy St. Patrick's Day!!

Happy St. Patrick's Day Celebrations!

Stop by the office on Friday March 16th to help us celebrate from 8-12pm / 2:30-5pm.

We will have free home made Irish Soda Bread, Irish Butter, Irish Tea, and Irish Cheese to share. Stop by and help us celebrate! Hope to see you there!!

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Thyroid : Present Day Triggers & Integrated Solutions




Thyroid : Present Day Triggers & Integrated Solutions

Join us for a Free Class March 15th from 6-7 pm. 

Our Thyroid health effects so much of our everyday lives. When out of balance we can experience all types of debilitating symptoms such as chronic fatigue, hair loss, skin issue, hormone imbalances, head aches, infertility and more. Join us for a free class to learn about life changing solutions. 
Space is limited. Please RSVP by calling
the office at 360-943-6015 / 310 Cleveland Ave Tumwater, WA 98501


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How Well Do You Wear Your Genes?

You are invited to a free class at Schmidt Chiropractic Center

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“Understand how your DNA impacts your health”

The root cause of most illness is the presence of free radicals and oxidation stress which can cause many symptoms including:

  • Brain Fog
  • Weight Gain
  • Sleep Loss
  • Low Energy
  • Anxiety
  • Arthritis
  • Fiberomyalgia
  • Chronic Fatigue
  • Depression
  • Diabetes
  • Learning Disorders
  • Stroke

Learn how to help your genes work for you and not against you at this upcoming free class.

Thursday March 29th 6-7:30pm

Call today to RSVP - (360)943-6015 / / 310 Cleveland Ave. SE, Tumwater, WA 98501

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Share to Care

Share to Care Special 

Refer your friends and family in need of Chiropractic Care and get a $20 Visa Gift Card AND 30% OFF your friends first visit! 

Some Restictions Apply. Call the office for details.360-943-6015 /  

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House Introduces Bill to Expand Chiropractic Access...Military Retirees Families

A bill introduced last week in the House of Representatives and supported by the American Chiropractic Association (ACA) would expand access to chiropractic services to military retirees, dependents and survivors through the Department of Defense TRICARE health program. The legislation (H.R. 4973), introduced by Rep. Mike Rogers (R-Ala.) and Rep. Dave Loebsack (D-Iowa), would not only enable those who currently receive chiropractic care to continue their treatment but would also establish, in the wake of the nationwide opioid crisis, an important non-drug option for pain management in the program. "Chiropractors have become valued members of the military health care team. Their non-drug, non-addictive and noninvasive approach to pain management has proven effective in helping members of the military to recover from injuries, manage chronic pain and enhance their readiness for duty," said ACA President David Herd, DC. "This bill would ensure that military retirees and military family members have access to the same quality care." Chiropractic services were first made available to active-duty military personnel following the enactment in 2000 of legislation to create a permanent chiropractic benefit within the Department of Defense health care system. As part of the pilot program before full implementation, retirees, dependents and survivors were also granted access to chiropractic services on a space-available basis. At the time, it was found that the benefit was valued within the TRICARE community. Today, chiropractic is available only to active-duty service members at more than 60 military treatment facilities in the United States, as well as bases in Germany and Japan. Chiropractors focus on disorders of the musculoskeletal system, most often treating complaints such as back pain, neck pain, pain in the joints of the arms or legs and headaches. Widely known for their expertise in spinal manipulation, chiropractors are also trained to recommend therapeutic and rehabilitative exercises, and to provide dietary and lifestyle counseling.

Author: American Chiropractic Association
Source: online, February 14, 2018.
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Jump For Your Adjustment!

Looking to increase athletic performance and possibly your vertical jump height? Give an adjustment a try! A small blinded trial was conducted recently in young female athletes who were suffering from ankle joint dysfunction to see if an adjustment to the joint could affect their vertical jump height. The ankle joint, more technically referred to as the talocrural joint, is the joint formed from the ends of the lower leg bones (tibia and fibula) and the top bone of the ankle, the talus. Half of the female athletes with ankle joint dysfunction received an adjustment to their ankle joint once a week for three weeks while the other half received a sham treatment once a week for three weeks. On average, those receiving the adjustment to their ankle joint saw an average 0.47 cm increase in their vertical jump as compared with the sham group. It’s important to recognize that adjustments provided by doctors of chiropractic can be delivered to and benefit more than just the joints of the spine. If you or someone you know is suffering from pain or dysfunction, or is simply looking to enhance their physical performance and overall health, give your local chiropractor a call today!

Source: JMPT. February 2014. Vol. 37; Issue 2.
Copyright: LLC 2014

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Obesity Linked to Chronic Back Pain

In a study published in the January 2013 issue of Spine, researchers in Norway have established a positive link between obesity and chronic lower back pain. The study was backed by census data of nearly twenty thousand men and women, aged 30-69 years and collected over a decade. Participants were divided into two groups; people without chronic back pain and those already experiencing chronic back pain. For the purposes of the study, 'chronic back pain' was defined as pain persisting for at least three months continuously over a year. The results, adjusted for age, physical activity levels, and other health factors indicated that the subjects who were 30 or more pounds overweight were 28 percent more likely to experience chronic lower back pain. The researchers pointed out that while the obesity may lead to the lower back pain, it is also possible that the lower back pain may lead to an increase in the subjects' obesity, due to decreased physical activity.

Source: Spine: 15 January 2013 - Volume 38 - Issue 2 - p 133–139.
Copyright: LLC 2013

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