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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

 

 

 

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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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Fun Facts Friday ~ Retina

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The retina in your eye is like film in a camera; it is thinner than tissue paper, and has 137 million nerve endings that carry pictures to your brain.    

 

 

 

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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 Spinal Column ~ July 2017

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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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Fun Fact Friday ~ Mirage

mirage

In a desert, a mirage is caused when the air near the ground is hotter than the air higher up.  As light from the sun passes from cooler to warmer air, it speeds up and is refracted upward, creating the image of water.

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

Dr Beth Risser, Dr Greg Bedesem, Dr Terri Heck


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May You Always

May you always have Love to share,

Health to spare & Friends that care.

Wishing you a day of positive thoughts and happiness! 

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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Flag Day ~ 140th Birthday

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In 1777, the Continental Congress adopted the Stars and Stripes pattern for the national flag.  This would follow almost one year after the Declaration of Independence and more than a decade before the U.S. Constitution was finalized.

 

 

FLAG TRIVIA:

             *  The stripes of the flag were probably adopted from the flag of the Sons of Liberty, which had 5 red and 4 white stripes. 

*  Originally official U.S. Flags could have stars with 5,6,7,or 8 points.  These stars were scattered or arranged in many designs since each seamstress followed her own ideas and interpretations.

*  The Stars and Stripes forever was first performed in Philadelphia on May 14, 1897.  the composition became the national march of the U.S. in a bill signed into law by President Ronald Reagan on December 11, 1987.

 

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