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Alternative to OTC Bug Sprays

BUG SPRAY

      Dangers of DEET and Chemical Insect Repellents:

 

  • The chemical DEET can melt plastic or fishing line.
  •     A pharmacologist at Duke University discovered that prolonged exposure to DEET may impair cell function in parts of your brain.
  •     Scientists studying the toxicity of DEET says that DEET is not simply a behavior-modifying chemical but also inhibits the activity of a key central nervous system enzyme, acetycholinesterase, in both insects and mammals.
  • Permethrin is another harmful chemical found in many bug sprays. This chemical is a neurotoxin, meaning it can kill brain cells.
  •     The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has categorized this Permethrin as carcinogenic, capable of causing lung tumors, liver tumors, immune system problems, and chromosomal abnormalities.

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Homemade Bug Spray Ingredients

  • 30 drops geranium essential oil
  • 30 drops citronella essential oil
  • 20 drops lemon eucalyptus essential oil
  • 20 drops lavender essential oil
  • 10 drops rosemary essential oil
  • 1 TBSP vodka or rubbing alcohol
  • ½ cup natural witch hazel
  • ½ cup water (or vinegar)

Homemade Bug Spray Instructions

 

  1. Place essential oils in a glass spray bottle. Add vodka or alcohol and shake well to combine.
  2. Pour in witch hazel and shake to combine.
  3. Add ½ tsp vegetable glycerin if using. This is not necessary but helps everything stay combined.

 

There are many non-toxic sprays available to buy. 

Please read the ingredients before buying!!

AVOID: (all are neurotoxins)

DEET

Cyfluthrin

Permethrin

 

 

 

www.GeorgesChiropractic.com

Lancaster Chiropractors who are keeping you connected through chiropractic!

Lancaster – 717-569-5731

Dr Beth Risser

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Summer Fun

Summer beach love messageIn the summertime, everyone’s thoughts turn to the outdoors.  We want to get out in the sun and have some fun.  Some people do exercise outdoors, such as running, walking, and biking, all year long regardless of the weather.  For others, summer’s warmer temperatures make activity outside the house or the gym more inviting, and tennis courts,  basketball courts, soccer fields, and baseball diamonds become filled with younger and older athletes, all looking to bounce, hit, or kick a ball around with their friends and opponents.  Summer sports provide substantial personal satisfaction as well as health and wellness benefits.  Any exercise, after all, is good exercise.  Bet exercise needs to be done in context.  For example, if you haven’t done any type of exercise  since last summer, attempting to play three sets of  tennis your first time on the court will likely lead to trouble, specifically, a strained muscle, sprained ligament, or worse.  Similarly, trying to run up and down a basketball court trying to leap to snag a sharp line drive during a baseball game may cause an immediate problem if you are out of condition.

The best course of action is to re-engage in summer sports slowly, a little at a time.  Even better, of course, is to participate in a consistent program of regular vigorous exercise throughout the year.  Federal and healthcare professional guidelines recommend doing at least 30 minutes of vigorous exercise five days a week.  Engaging in an ideal program of cardiovascular exercise, strength training, and core exercise on a weekly basis provides a level of fitness that supports all types of summer sports.

Regular chiropractic care supports all of your exercise and sporting activities, in addition to strengthening your immune system and optimizing the function of your nerve system, your body’s master system.  By detecting, analyzing and correcting spinal misalignments and other sources of nerve irritation, regular chiropractic care helps ensure that you and your family will enjoy a summer filled with enjoyable activities.  As well, regular chiropractic care helps ensure long-term health and wellness for you and your family throughout the year.

 

www.GeorgesChiropractic.com

Lancaster Chiropractors who are keeping you connected through chiropractic!

Lancaster – 717-569-5731

Dr Beth Risser


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The Spinal Column ~ July 2017

HBA

JULY 2017

 

Have questions or want to learn more about chiropractic and your nervous system? Just give us a call and we’ll be happy to schedule a phone consultation with one of our doctors, or schedule you to come to the office for a complete consultation and exam.

www.GeorgesChiropractic.com

Lancaster Chiropractors who are keeping you connected through chiropractic!

Lancaster – 717-569-5731 * Quarryville 717-806-5329

Dr Beth Risser, Dr Greg Bedesem, Dr Terri Heck


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Innate In A Cup

SONY DSCScoop up a cup of water from the ocean and in that vessel you’ll have some ocean – not the actual ocean, but a part of the ocean, composed of the same physical, chemical and substantive properties. The same can be said for the intelligent force of Life within us and its relationship to a greater force that governs the cosmos.

The innate intelligence or ‘organizing wisdom’ within you is part of a greater intelligence that holds the entire universe in organized existence… you being the vessel in which it expresses itself. Your innate intelligence may not be THE entire intelligence of the universe, but instead a part of it… limited only by the matter through which it manifests. And this intelligent, inner power which holds YOU together has one purpose – to sustain your existence on the planet.

So think about it. If you INDEED possess a portion of the same intelligence that gives stars their glow, planets their orbit and flowers their scent, why would you put your faith in an inanimate pill or potion to manage your health? Maybe because you don’t realize the Power you have in your ‘tea cup.’ The most important job we have as Chiropractors, is to show you what you are innately made of – and to teach you how to safeguard it. Do you trust the power you have within to heal you?

 

Have questions or want to learn more about chiropractic and your nervous system? Just give us a call and we’ll be happy to schedule a phone consultation with one of our doctors, or schedule you to come to the office for a complete consultation and exam.

www.GeorgesChiropractic.com

Lancaster Chiropractors who are keeping you connected through chiropractic!

Lancaster – 717-569-5731 * Quarryville 717-806-5329

Dr Beth Risser, Dr Greg Bedesem, Dr Terri Heck


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The Doctor Of The Future

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“The Doctor of the future will give no medicine, but will interest his patients in the care of the human frame, diet and the cause and prevention of disease.”

Thomas Edison

 

 

What does that mean?

 

It means that the day will come when people will realize that medicine has detrimental effects, and that medicine covers up the symptoms and pain rather than correct the cause of the problem.

 

The body’s lifeline is the brain and the nervous system which is protected by the spinal column—the human frame.  The spinal cord carries all the information that is being sent from your brain to the rest of your body.  Thus your spine is protecting the most important part of your body and of your life.  If the spine is compromised, so will your health and your life.

 

Diet is important because you need to give it the adequate nutrition it needs in order to function properly. The food you eat is the fuel source for the body.  If you put junk in, you will not get the performance you expect, just as you wouldn’t from a car.

 

Prevention– why wait for a problem to show up before you take care of your body?  Take care of yourself-if you lose your health, you lose everything and most of the time you can’t get it back to the peak that it was before.

 

The Future is Now!

 

Have questions or want to learn more about chiropractic and your nervous system? Just give us a call and we’ll be happy to schedule a phone consultation with one of our doctors, or schedule you to come to the office for a complete consultation and exam.

www.GeorgesChiropractic.com

Lancaster Chiropractors who are keeping you connected through chiropractic!

Lancaster – 717-569-5731 * Quarryville 717-806-5329

Dr Beth Risser, Dr Greg Bedesem, Dr Terri Heck


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Planting The Seeds Of Health

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Always Do Your Best. What You Plant Now, You Will Harvest Later – Og Mandino

Progress takes time. Though it is true that no one lives forever, it is never too late to start planting the seeds of success. Too many people worry that because they are a certain age, their lives cannot be bettered.

Life is a rollercoaster of good and bad moments. Sometimes we may find ourselves struggling while other times, we may find ourselves doing wonderfully well. No one can be sure that the next day will bring happiness and good fortune, but we can make sure that we try our hardest and put our best effort towards doing what we can now to be triumphant later.

In order for beautiful flowers to grow, they must first be planted. While the seeds of life may seem small, they are quite powerful. Think of each step towards your goal as a tiny seed that you will plant and have one day grow into a gorgeous bloom.

Chiropractic plays an important role in helping you reach those goals by opening up the communication between the brain and the body to function at its peak potential.  During the month of June George’s Chiropractic is “Growing the Health of Our Community One Seed at a Time” by offering Complimentary Initial Consultation & Exam On June 21st at the Lancaster office and June 28th at the Bart office.  Please be sure to call the office closest to you to schedule a time that is convenient for you.   

www.GeorgesChiropractic.com

Lancaster Chiropractors who are keeping you connected through chiropractic!

Lancaster – 717-569-5731 * Quarryville 717-806-5329

Dr Beth Risser, Dr Greg Bedesem, Dr Terri Heck

 

Reblogged from : The Seeds 4 Life

Image Credit: Sam’s Super Herbs

 

 


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The Spinal Column ~ June 2017

Happy Fathers Day

JUNE 2017

A father is neither an anchor to hold us back

nor a sail to take us there, but a guiding light

whose love shows us the way.

 

Have questions or want to learn more about chiropractic and your nervous system? Just give us a call and we’ll be happy to schedule a phone consultation with one of our doctors, or schedule you to come to the office for a complete consultation and exam.

www.GeorgesChiropractic.com

Lancaster Chiropractors who are keeping you connected through chiropractic!

Lancaster – 717-569-5731 * Quarryville 717-806-5329

Dr Beth Risser, Dr Greg Bedesem, Dr Terri Heck