Newsletter June 2013 – Breast Cancer, Angelina Jolie, Apple Cider Vinegar and Researching Chiropractic

Blue Ridge Wellness Center Newsletter

Dr. Jennifer Liming, D.C.

31 College Place, D120 Asheville, NC 28801

(828) 252-7553,

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

More and more families are discovering that periodic chiropractic checkups and adjustments promote health and healing without drugs and dangerous medical treatments.

More and more people are turning away from symptom treatment and choosing natural ways of achieving and maintaining health.

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


People become really quite remarkable when they start thinking that they can do things. When they believe in themselves they have the first secret of success.
– Norman Vincent Peale 

Life’s too short to hang out with people who aren’t resourceful. – Jeff Bezos 

This issue’s table of contents

·          Breast cancer and Angelina Jolie

·          Drink apple cider vinegar to become alkaline?

·          Did you know?

·          Questions and answers

·          Researching chiropractic

·          Practical ideas

·          Sunscreen

·          Humor

·          References


Breast cancer and Angelina Jolie

Angelina’s versus Suzanne’s breasts

When Angelina Jolie had her healthy breasts removed because her MDs told her she carried a gene that increased her chances of getting breast cancer, it was a big news story. The media, many MDs and those in the cancer industry called her decision “heroic.” 

And yet when another big star, Suzanne Somers, was told that she had breast cancer but refused chemotherapy and medical mutilation and instead tried alternative care, MDs and the media didn’t call her heroic – they called her “crazy;” she was even attacked by the American Cancer Society.

A tale of two women and four, three, now two breasts

The result? Ms. Somers still has her breasts and no breast cancer. In addition to enduring personal ridicule, the doctors that cured her were referred to as quacks.

What will happen to Ms. Jolie? No one knows the long-term effect of this surgery. Will she decide to have her ovaries, uterus and cervix removed at a future date to prevent those kinds of cancers?

Cancer gene?

Jolie’s mother died of breast cancer and it is obvious that she is acting out of fear, not reason. Does a certain gene really cause breast cancer? Obviously not, since millions of women are carrying around that gene and will never get breast cancer.

Consider this – a hundred years ago breast cancer was relatively rare. Where were the breast cancer genes? Genes don’t magically appear and disappear. It is scientifically impossible to have a genetic epidemic. Cancer is not a genetic disease; it is a disease of toxicity.

Genes are affected (can be turned on and off) by environmental factors such as diet, toxins and stress.


The little cancer secret

The secret is this: by the time a tumor is discovered it has been growing for at least ten years. Unless the tumor is pressing on the common bile duct, a vital organ, or is in the brain people can live with cancer a long time.

Cancer is a slow growing disease … the doctor will pressure [patients] to make a decision but … on average it has been going on for ten years before discovered and it’ll probably go on for another ten, 15 or 20 years before it kills them. (1)

There are numerous non-medical well-documented cancer cures but they are difficult to explore because …

Most alternative therapies regardless of potential or proven benefit are outlawed, which forces patients to submit to the failures that we know don’t work because there is no other choice. – Ralph Moss, Ph.D., cancer researcher (2)

Our advice to anyone diagnosed with cancer is to explore all options. Since a person has a lot of time to make a decision and explore alternatives do not be pressured into making an immediate decision.

How does chiropractic fit into this picture? Chiropractors do not treat disease, cancer included. Instead chiropractors remove interferences to proper body function (subluxations) so your body will function at a higher efficiency – and that is important no matter what disease you are diagnosed with. For some people, chiropractic has made the difference between sickness and disease, between life and health.

Angelina or Suzanne, which one is more heroic? That’s for you to decide.


Drink apple cider vinegar to become alkaline?

It tastes acidic but apple cider vinegar actually promotes alkalinity in the body. As Charlotte Gerson, daughter of the cancer researcher Max Gerson, M.D. who founded the Gerson Institute says, “cancer cannot live in an alkaline body,” and one of the primary ways the Gerson Therapy battles cancer and other diseases is by bringing the body into an alkaline state which makes it an inhospitable environment for cancer.


Did you know?

Many water companies in the US are adding rat poison to your water? Fluoride, a byproduct of aluminum manufacture, is the main ingredient of rat poison.

Why is it used? In the 1950s some bad research indicated it prevented cavities in children. The research was later discredited – children in communities with no fluoride had as few cavities as children in highly fluoridated communities. But a massive advertising campaign to add this poison to our water convinced hundreds of communities to do so.

Even EPA scientists have written to Congress asking to ban fluoride in drinking water. Fluoride has been linked to increased lead in the body and to cancer, Alzheimer’s disease and osteoporosis.

Fluoride is now out of Europe’s water; when will the US wise up?


Questions and answers

Question: How many chiropractic adjustments does the average person need?

Answer: The purpose of chiropractic is to locate and remove a serious form of blockage or interference in the body – subluxations – in order to permit the body to function better, in tune with its natural healing ability.

So the answer to “how many adjustments a person needs” is – as many as it takes to release or correct their subluxations.

You see, chiropractic is not for conditions, it’s for people. Chiropractors do not treat diseases. We don’t “treat” cancer, instead we “treat” the person who has cancer.

We recommend getting periodic chiropractic checkups throughout your life. You get your eyes checked, your teeth checked, your blood pressure checked – why not your spine and structural system?


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.

That is because chiropractors do not “treat” a particular condition. Instead they do something deeper – remove subluxations that interfere with proper function of the brain and nervous system to rebalance your body, remove disharmony, restore function and “unleash” the power of the healer within.

No matter what the condition your body will always function better when free from subluxations. This month’s cases reveal some examples of that. See more next month.


Tourette Syndrome. A 14-year-old boy with uncontrolled facial tics (movements), migraine headaches and severe “fatigue” who was experiencing 1,000 “violent” motor tics a day began chiropractic care. The boy was medicated with 6 ibuprofen pills, 10 mgs of Abilify® and 1mg of ORAP® (pimozide) per day.

Over the course of 30 patient visits in a period of 5 months, dramatic reductions were reported in the frequency of tics, dropping from 1,000 a day to 30-35 per day. As of this writing his M.D.s eliminated his ibuprofuen use and reduced his medication dosage (i.e., Abilify and pimozide). (3)


Speech and posture impairment after brain surgery. A 17-year-old girl had been diagnosed with a cerebellar astrocytoma (brain tumor at the back of the brain) which was removed. The surgery resulted in significant postural abnormalities, difficulty with balance and difficulty with speech. The surgery had been performed four years earlier.

A chiropractic examination revealed a subluxation of the C1 (atlas or upper cervical) vertebra. The patient received chiropractic care to address the subluxation.


During a period of five months the patient was seen 28 times and was adjusted 26 times. The patient reported an improvement in her balance from a 6/10 to a 9/10 and experienced a 90% improvement in her speech. (4)


Practical ideas
Some surprising good uses for salt

Deter ants. Sprinkle salt in doorways, on window sills and anywhere else ants use to sneak into your house. It’s a sure way to keep them out!

Say goodbye to fleas. If your dogs have fleas, simply wash their doghouse and blankets in salt water. If you’re worried your dogs may have brought fleas into your house, simply sprinkle your carpets lightly with salt and then brush it in. Leave it for 12 hours and vacuum thoroughly.

Pick up a dropped egg. If you drop an egg on the kitchen floor, sprinkle salt on the mess and leave it there for 20 minutes. You’ll be able to wipe it right up.

Sunlight is good for you. It provides your body with Vitamin D and many as yet undiscovered nutrients that are protective against cancer and other diseases. Conversely sunscreen use is dangerous as yet another researcher tells us:

More and more evidence reveals that sunscreens not only increase the risk of skin cancers, including melanomas, but also leave the skin exposed to a higher percentage of the solar rays that actually break down collagen and elastin, resulting in greater sunlight-caused aging (photoaging) of the skin than without sunscreen use … melanomas have shown a consistent rise in incidence rate since sunscreens were first introduced. (6)




-          I planted some bird seed. A bird came up. Now I don’t know what to feed it.

-          I had amnesia once - or twice.

-          I went to San Francisco. I found someone’s heart. Now what?

-          Protons have mass? I didn’t even know they were Catholic.

-          All I ask is a chance to prove that money can’t make me happy.

-          They told me I was gullible … and I believed them.

-          Teach a child to be polite and courteous in the home and, when he grows up, he’ll never be able to merge his car onto a freeway.



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.



1. John J. McDougall, MD inHealing Cancer From Inside Out (2nd edition). Produced by, 2008.

2. Moss R. Questioning Chemotherapy: A Critique of the Use of Toxic Drugs in the Treatment of Cancer. Lemont, PA: Equinox Press,1996.

3. DeMaria A, DeMaria C, DeMaria R, Alcantara J. The chiropractic care of an adolescent with Tourette’s Syndrome using the Pierce Results System™. Journal of Pediatric, Maternal & Family Health – Chiropractic. 2013;2:34-38.

4. Brown J, Chung J, O’Connell K. Complications following brain surgery improved after upper cervical chiropractic care: a case study. Journal of Upper Cervical Chiropractic Research. June 14, 2013;43-48.

5. Campbell AW. The art of medicine. Alternative Therapies. July/August 2012;18(4).

6. Plourde E. The false promises of sunscreens: the real consequences of their use. Part 1. Townsend Letter. July 2012.



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