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Mitten and Glove Drive for HAWC

2014 December 4

Through our Annual Holiday Gift Drive over the past 7 years the community at Franson Family Chiropractic has donated 1000’s of new toys for the children supported by Healing Abuse Working for Change (HAWC). And as grateful we have been for the generosity of our patients, this year we want to do something different.

At Franson Family Chiropractic we want to help the people of our community stay warm, comfortable, and healthy this holiday season. The cold winter months can seem to drag on forever; especially to people without warm clothing. Having a hat and mittens in a cold climate can keep a child or adult from getting frost-bitten ears and fingers.

Our goal for the holidays this year is to collect 100s of pairs of mittens, gloves, hats, and socks, and distribute them to HAWC in Salem. HAWC is a local organization that provides services and support to victims of domestic violence who reside on the North Shore.

During the month of December we will be collecting donations at our office at 100 Cummings Center, Suite 101D, Beverly, MA. Anyone from the community is welcome to drop off new mittens, gloves, hats, and gloves. No wrapping necessary.

To show our gratitude for your generosity, Franson Family Chiropractic will gift a New Patient Consultation and Examination in our office (a $285 value) to anyone who makes a donation. Please help us help those in need this winter and receive a gift of health.

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That’s A Lot of Broccoli!

2014 December 4
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Franson Family Chiropractic would like to thank everyone who donated to our 5th Annual Fresh Food Drive to restock the food pantry at Beverly Bootstraps!

As a result of the generosity of our amazing patients we raised $1266!

Beverly Bootstraps Food Assistance Programs provide Beverly and Manchester-by-the-Sea residents with access to food through a variety of programs. The food collected through our food drive helps provide food to those in need through the Food Pantry.

Five years ago we started doing our food drive differently! We partnered with Beverly Bootstraps to deliver a huge stash of fresh, local produce right to local families. Instead of collecting cans and boxes of processed and preserved “food”, we collect money to purchase fresh fruits and vegetables from local farms and deliver them right to the food pantry.

Thank you to everyone who contributed as well as to Farmer Brown’s of Middleton, Cider Hill Farm of Amesbury, and Mehaffey Farm of Rowley, who provided nutritious produce!

 

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Beat Stress This Holiday Season

2014 December 2

Subluxation causes stress…and who needs more stress during the holidays?

Don’t put your health on the back burner this holiday season.

We want to help you stay healthier through the holidays. For each week of December that you make your regular appointment(s) you will be entered to win a $50 gift certificate to Whole Foods

Here’s how:
1. Be here for your regularly scheduled appointment
2. Pick up one raffle ticket during the week
3. Write your name on the raffle ticket
4. Leave your ticket in the jar at checkout

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Franson Family Chiropractic Fresh Food Drive

2014 November 11
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At Franson Family Chiropractic we want to help families in need but our mission to teach families to get healthier is not being served by collecting and donating processed, lifeless, dead “foods”.  Our team does not feel right giving needy families processed, sugary junk.  Rather than collect the leftovers from the back of your cupboards, we need to start from scratch.

Five years ago we started doing our food drive differently! We partnered with Beverly Bootstraps to deliver a huge stash of fresh, local produce right to local families.  Instead of collecting cans and boxes of processed and preserved “food”, we collect money to purchase fresh fruits and vegetables, from places like Cider Hill Farm and Mehaffey Farm or stores like Farmer Brown’s and Something Gud, which we deliver right to the food pantry.

This is much more congruent with how we educate and live, and what a healthy person requires.  And to cap it off, we add recipe collections to ensure that everyone knows how to make the best testing meals with real, whole foods.

 Our goal is to provide families with fresh food for the holidays!

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Over the past 5 years we have donated nearly 3,000 pounds of healthy, living, produce for the families in our neighborhoods!  Let’s see how much more we can donate!

As part of our contribution, Franson Family Chiropractic will donate ALL proceeds from every New Patient examination from November 3rd to 26th toward the Food Drive.

Spread the news to your friends and loved ones that they have the opportunity to receive an exceptional examination in our office and donate to an awesome local cause!

This is a great opportunity to make a difference in our community and we encourage you to join this effort to help local families get healthier.

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How to Host A Food Drive This Thanksgiving

2014 November 4

Here’s how we do it:

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Here’s how the others do it:

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Our goal is to provide families with fresh food for the holidays!

Over the past 5 years we have donated nearly 3,000 pounds of healthy, living, produce for the families in our neighborhoods!  Let’s see how much more we can donate!

Please make a financial donation this November so we can purchase fresh fruit and vegetables to support the Beverly Bootstraps Food Pantry.  As part of our contribution, Franson Family Chiropractic will donate ALL proceeds from every New Patient examination from November 3rd to 26th toward the Food Drive.

Spread the news to your friends and loved ones that they have the opportunity to receive an exceptional examination in our office and donate to an awesome local cause!

This is a great opportunity to make a difference in our community and we encourage you to join this effort to help local families get healthier.

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The Trouble with Antibiotics

2014 October 20
by Dr. Derek E. Gallant

Recently I received an email in my inbox from FRONTLINE. They were advertising a news piece to air called The Trouble with Antibiotics. There’s a lot of debate these days about the frequency at which antibiotics are prescribed, their effectiveness for certain conditions, and whether they are helping us fight bacteria or weakening are nation’s overall health. This FRONTLINE piece dives into another aspect of antibiotic use not often considered in the debate: antibiotic use in farm animals and how that effects the meat consumer. If you missed the original air date, click the clink below to watch.

Here’s the FRONTLINE email:

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Each year, some 2 million people in the U.S. are infected with antibiotic-resistant bacteria — and at least 23,000 die.

Could the antibiotics we give farm animals be contributing to the growing crisis of antibiotic resistance in people?

Explore the raging debate tonight in The Trouble with Antibiotics – a two-part FRONTLINE that includes an examination of antibiotic use on farms, as well as an exclusive interview with the parents of a young man who died in a nightmare bacteria outbreak that swept through one of the nation’s most prestigious research hospitals.
Don’t miss The Trouble with Antibiotics — a must-watch look at a public health crisis that threatens us all.

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The 33 Chiropractic Principles

2014 October 16
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Chiropractic is Art, Science, and Philosophy, each coming together in order to provide people with the most natural and vitalistic healthcare on the planet.  While the Art of Chiropractic is in the application through adjustments, and the Science of Chiropractic is what gives the Chiropractor the reason for applying the Art, the Philosophy is the foundation of what makes Chiropractic so different and unique from the Medical Model.

The 33 Principles of Chiropractic:

1.   The Major Premise
There is a universal intelligence in all matter, continuously giving to it all its properties and actions, thus maintaining it in existence, and giving this intelligence its expression.

2.   Cause and Effect
Every effect has causes and every cause has effects.

3.   The Principle of Time
All processes require time.

4.   No Organization without the Effort of Force
Matter can have no organization without the application of force by intelligence.

5.   Universal Expression
Force is manifested as organization in matter; all matter has organization, therefore there is universal intelligence expressed in all matter.

6.   The Triune of Organization
Any organized structure is a triunity having three necessary factors; namely, intelligence, matter and the force which unites them.

7.   The Function of Intelligence
The function of intelligence is to create force.

8.   The Amount of Intelligence in Matter
The amount of intelligence for any given amount of matter is 100%, and is always proportional to its requirements.

9.   The Function of Force
The function of force is to unite intelligence and matter.

10.   The Amount of Force Created by Intelligence
The amount of force created by intelligence is always 100%

11.   The Character of Universal Forces
The forces the universe’s intelligence creates throughout the universe are manifested as physical laws; are unswerving and unadapted, and have no solitude for the structures in which they work.

12.   Interference with the Transmission of Universal Forces
There can be interference with the transmission of universal forces.

13.   The Function of Matter
The function of matter is to express force.

14.   Intelligence in Both Organic and Inorganic Matter
Universal intelligence gives force to both organic and inorganic matter.

15.   Organic Matter
The material of the body of a “living thing” is organized matter.

16.   Innate Intelligence
A living thing has the intelligence of the universe inborn within it, referred to as its innate intelligence.

17.   The Chiropractic Meaning of Life
The expression of this innate intelligence through matter is the chiropractic meaning of “life.”

18.   The Union of Intelligence, Force and Matter (The Triune of Life)
Life is necessarily the union of this intelligence and the matter of a living thing, brought about by the creation of specific internal biological forces.

19.   Evidence of Life
The signs of life (the ability to assimilate, eliminate, grow, reproduce and adapt) are evidence of the intelligence of life.

20.   The Mission of Innate Intelligence
The mission of a living thing’s innate intelligence is to maintain the material of its body in active organization.

21.   The Perfection of the Triune
In order to have 100% life, there must be 100% intelligence, 100% force, and 100% matter.

22.   The Amount of Innate Intelligence
There is 100% of innate intelligence in every living thing, the requisite amount, proportional to its organization.

23.   The Function of Innate Intelligence
The function of a living thing’s innate intelligence is to adapt environmental forces and matter for use in its body, so that all parts of its body will have coordinated action for mutual benefit.

24.   The Principle of Coordination
Coordination is the principle of harmonious interaction among all the parts of an organism, in fulfilling their functions and purposes.

25.   The Limits of Adaptation
A living thing’s innate intelligence adapts forces and matter for use in its body as long as it can do so without breaking a universal law; in other words, its expression is limited by the limitation of matter and time.

26.   The Normality of Innate Intelligence
A living thing’s innate intelligence is always normal, and its function is always normal.

27.   The Character of Internal Biological Forces
The forces a living thing’s innate intelligence creates are never intended to injure or destroy the living thing itself.

28.   Comparison of Environmental and Internal Biological Forces
In order to carry on the universal cycle of life, environmental forces are destructive to a specific living thing, unless it can adapt to them, whereas internal biological forces are constructive to the specific living thing that creates them, unless they suffer interference.

29.   Interference with Transmission of Internal Biological Forces
There can be interference with the transmission of internal biological forces.

30.   The Causes of Dis-ease.
Interference with the transmission of internal biological forces causes incoordination, or dis-ease.

31.   The Conductors of Internal Biological Forces
In animals, some of the forces a living thing’s innate intelligence creates operate through or over its nerve system.

32.   The Law of Demand and Supply
The Law of Demand and Supply operates and is expressed in animal bodies through the functioning of the nerve system; wherein the brain acts as a CPU (Central Processing Unit) for the living thing’s innate intelligence, and wherein the nerves transmit messages from the body to the brain, concerning its needs (demands), and transmit messages from the brain to the body to meet (supply) those needs.

33.   Subluxations
In vertebrates, interference with the transmission of nerve forces in the body is often directly or indirectly due to subluxations in the spinal column.

 

Contemporary Chiropractic Philosophy: An Introduction. By Dr. David Koch, DC

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Living Inside-Out: A Food Story

2014 October 13
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Have you ever had coconut butter? It’s basically good-for-you frosting: sweet, rich, and satisfying, a perfect topping for fruit and baked treats, and fantastic by the spoonful!

Dr. Derek asked me to write a post this week, and my husband suggested I just extol coconut butter – he likes it far better than the cupcakes from last weekend’s birthday party. And he’s right – it is pretty amazing. But the best part is that it’s a fantastic example of simple, real food that tastes good and provides Inside-Out nutrition.

This month, we’re talking about how to support the body’s innate ability to express health: how to live Inside-Out. We’ve already talked about prescription meds and the flu, and now it’s time for something less technical and totally personal: food.

We all eat food. Most of us love it. And hate it. And love it… It’s complicated, right? And when you’re trying to eat “healthy” food, it gets more complicated, somehow.

I started my Inside-Out eating journey six years ago, and though I’m still learning, I’ve got a couple of tidbits I thought I’d share.

#1:  Try new foods!
Growing up, I hated avocados. As in, despised them. Guacamole was the weirdest food – its appearance and texture were decidedly Not Right for eating. But then some friends talked me into eating them, in slices, with a spicy chili. They were weird, but I got them down. And then. Then I was in the grocery store one day, and a little voice inside said: “I want avocados!” What?!?

But I bought one, and I ate it, and I kinda liked it… And now I enjoy them! They are chock full of healthy fats, and have potassium, magnesium, and Vitamins C and B. I credit them for helping my face change from always bright, angry red and covered in zits to the way it is today. And I still particularly crave them when my skin is unhappy.

Which leads me to tidbit two:

#2:  Listen to your cravings! 
Ok, bear with me here. We all know binge-eating ice cream and potato chips and chocolate isn’t helping your body. But. You have cravings for a reason. Your body knows when it’s missing something, and it’s smart enough to communicate with you. The trick is figuring out what your craving is actually for.

Here’s an example: how many of you crave potato chips? I know I did, like crazy, after I stopped eating gluten. I’d buy a whole bag of them and eat it all in one sitting, because I wanted them so badly. But I knew that all those vegetable oils weren’t good for me. So I asked myself: what am I really craving? Is there something I can make that will meet those cravings without the bad stuff? And I started making homemade French fries, made with healthy oils, and lots of sea salt, and you know something? They satisfied my cravings! Apparently what my body wanted was salt, fats, and carbs. And those I could give it!

In conclusion:

Food is good for you! Sometimes that dish you’ve never tried will become a staple. Tastes can change, and as your body progresses in its Inside-Out journey towards health, you may find those hated Brussels sprouts are actually tasty now.

And when you have food cravings, don’t just dismiss them, or stuff your face with junk food. Talk with one of the doctors, ask good questions, do a little research and try making a healthier version! Don’t just discount what your body is telling you – your body is smart, and sometimes it’s asking you for exactly what you need to have a stronger gut, stronger immune system, and stronger body.

So go ahead: grab a jar of coconut butter, pull out a spoon, and indulge yourself.

 

~Suzanne

 

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What Is The Benefit of the Flu Shot?

2014 October 6
by Dr. Justin Mariano

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WHY YOU SHOULD CARE….

The above blog post was written by Dr. David Brownstein, a board certified family physician.  Dr. Brownstein researched the effectiveness of the flu vaccine for seniors.  He found that the vaccine offered no benefit for 99.5% of seniors who received it.  For non-seniors the effectiveness was 50%, at best.

Consider the ineffectiveness of the flu vaccine combined with the risk due to exposure to mercury (the third most toxic element known to mankind).  Also consider that your immune system has the amazing ability to fight off infection and disease as long as it is free of interference.

Sickness is due to toxicity or deficiency.  We don’t get sick, we do sick.  What are you going to do differently this flu season to keep your immune system functioning at 100%?

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Are You Living Inside-Out?

2014 October 1
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Inside-Out Month is our opportunity to share with our community the philosophy of Inside-Out Living.

Our world today is in turmoil. Categorically, you can see chaos, confusion, and dysfunction.   Problems of this scale can only result when there is a fundamental issue at the paradigm level. For real lasting change and profound improvement to take place a deep and widespread paradigm shift must take place.

Einstein put it brilliantly when he said:

“The problems of today cannot be solved with the same level of thinking on which they were created.” 

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Our world operates in the Outside-In paradigm. People are taught that their problems come from outside of them and that the solutions also come from the outside. The results of this level of thinking have been devastating.

The Wellness Paradigm teaches Inside-Out Living. We recognize that real improvement begins when we start taking responsibility for ourselves, our lifestyle choices, and our health.

During the month of October, show your conviction to the power of congruent living.  Join us in teaching your family, friends, and community:

Problems start from within and the solution lies within.

The Power that made the body heals the body – from the Inside – Out!

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