Healthy Living Chiropractic Newsletter
Drs. Jason & Danella Whittaker    905-773-5122

Halloween Edition

Do one thing every day that scares you. - Anonymous

Welcome to our office's Halloween Issue. We'd like to entertain you, inform you, inspire you, (and maybe scare you).  

 We'd love to hear from you; feel free to write.

Healty Halloween?
Flu Shot Season 
Chiropractic for Colds and Flu
Don't Reuse Water Bottles
King City Natural Health Centre Events Board
    **including important info for upcoming baby changes**
Ontario Chiropractic Group Proposed to Gag DC's - a call to action by patients *  Please Read *  Very Important *
Words of Wisdom
Is It Possible to Have a Healthy Halloween?
What would be scarier than a global epidemic of obese children?  A holiday that encourages communities to fill youngsters' tummies with candy and junk food loaded with hydrogenated oils, trans fatty acids, white sugar and empty calories.  This halloween, remember that consuming candy in moderation is fine, but it's vital to keep spooku seasonal splurging under control.  For excellent ideas on how to ration your child's intake of Halloween candy read this weeks Optimal Health University Newsletter entitled "No Tricks, Just Healthy Treats!" (available at at the office)
Flu Shot Season

And now for something really scary: the flu shot. Since it's "flu shot season" we think this information is quite timely. According to Hugh Fudenberg, MD, the world's leading immuno-geneticist and 13th most quoted biologist of our times (nearly 850 papers in peer review journals), if an individual has had five consecutive flu shots his/her chances of getting Alzheimer's Disease is ten times higher than if they had one, two or no shots. 
What's the connection between Alzheimer's and flu shots? Dr. Fudenberg explained that the mercury and aluminum that is in every flu vaccine (and some childhood vaccines) is toxic to the brain. Eventually the mercury and aluminum buildup in the brain causes cognitive dysfunction. 
(Is this the reason why Alzheimer's is expected to quadruple?)
Note: Dr. Fudenberg presented his research at the National Vaccine Information Center's (NVIC) International Vaccine Conference, Arlington, VA September, 1997. Quoted with permission. Alzheimer's to quadruple statement is from John's Hopkins Newsletter Nov 1998.
Dr. Fudenberg's web address is Interesting info there on treating autism and Alzheimer's.

Chiropractic for Colds and Flu


 Chiropractic for colds and flu? But isn't chiropractic just for back pain? Not at all. Many people who initially visit chiropractors for aches and pains discover to their surprise an improvement in their general health, including no or fewer (and less severe) colds, flu and other respiratory problems.


The Chiropractic Approach
Chiropractic doesn't "treat" cold or flu; chiropractic promotes improved body function which creates high natural resistance. Natural resistance is the only reason why your cold "goes away" rather than lasting for weeks, months or your entire lifetime!

How do chiropractors help raise your natural resistance to disease? By removing a serious interference to your proper body function: vertebral subluxations.

What Are Vertebral Subluxations?
Vertebral subluxations (VS) are misaligned vertebrae in your spine that interfere with your nerves and the flow of information and energy between your brain and the rest of your body. VS lowers your natural resistance to disease by unbalancing your nervous system. You may have a subluxation and never know it.

Chiropractors Adjust Subluxations

Chiropractors perform spinal examinations to detect and locate vertebral subluxations in your body, then correct them by giving chiropractic spinal adjustments. This reduces or relieves your spinal nerve stress and helps restore optimal body functioning for higher resistance to disease, which, we cannot overstate, is the best defense against the common cold. 

Don’t reuse water bottles?
Reports have surfaced that the plastic of disposable mineral water bottles is made of polyethylene terephthalate or PET and contains a potentially carcinogenic element diethylhydroxylamine or DEHA that leeches out. The bottles are safe for one-time use only; if you must keep them longer keep them away from heat. Use water bottles meant for multiple uses. From articles at 

King City Natural Health Centre Events Board

***Important Memo To All Practice Members of Drs. Jason & Danella***
*** Effective December 1st (unless we are in labour!!!)
As most (if not all) of you know Dr. Danella is expecting.  Her due date is at the end of November... sooo we will be making some "adjustments" to the hours and scheduling to accommodate poor old daddy Dr. Jay.  Here are the key changes:
    1.  We will be scheduling precise appointment times.  Specifically, at the hour, :15min, :30min, :45min time slots.  When you call, please choose one of those time slots and be on time.  If you take the chance and "walk-in" please be patient and wait until those with scheduled appointments are finished.
    2.  The afternoon hours (Monday, Wednesday, Thursday) will change from 2-7pm to 3-7pm.  The last appointment slot will be 6:45pm.  The morning and saturday times will remain the same.
    3.  If at all possible (and you are not on a pre-pay plan) please consider choosing one so we can speed up the payment processing and better serve you by cutting down on time wasted at the front desk.  We can accommodate most budgets.
p.s. we have started a baby pool at the office to guess the sex of the baby, the date it will be born and the weight of the baby at birth.  It is $2 to enter and the winner will split the pot with the baby. :)
 Friends & Family Day - Monday, November 11th
Four times a year we host a very special day.  This day is a gift from us to you and your family.  We believe that everyone deserves a spine free from subluxation.  on Monday, November 11th book an appointment for a friend of a family member who we can help.  We will conduct a consultation, digital posture analysis, thermal spinal exam, x-rays (if needed), and a chiropractic spinal analysis to determine the state of their health and discover if they have any subluxations.  We would love to share the wonderful world of chiropractic with your family so be sure to book your appointments ahead of time because these days always fill up fast. :)   
 Dr. J and D's "Learning health" Monthly contest 
 Contest Rules
1.  Each week there will be one short answer question on the current week's "Optimal Health University" topic.
2.  Answer the question correctly and your name is entered into the monthly draw for a great prize.
3.  Because there will be 4 different topics, the maximum number of entries per person is 4.
4.  Answers can be submitted via email or in person. 
"MOMS" Group - Mothers Offering Mothers Support  - Thursday,  November 6th .
Are you pregnant?  Do you have a new born child or infant?  Do you plan to be a mother?  We will be holding monthly meetings to discuss the triumphs, tribulations, and wonders of being a mother.  The next meeting is on Thursday, October 2nd at 10:30am and we will be having them every two weeks.  Once per month there will be a guest speaker on various topics including breast feeding, diaper options, baby yoga, infant massage, nutrition, chiropractic, vaccination, and more!  Call 905-773-5122 to register with Danella or reply to this newsletter with MOMS Group in the subject line.   Want more info? click here
Health Care In The Information Age -  * Note Change of Date *
Wednesday, November 4th    7:30 pm
Location:  King City Natural Health Centre   
Cost: $10
Join us for a powerful and informative workshop.
    - topics include:
                The effects of our retiring Baby Boom Generation on our health care system.
                Why the "Industrial Age" of health care is over.
                How to be independently "healthy".
                Taking control of you and your family's "health" account(s) and statement(s)
    - If you have ever asked yourself the following questions you need be at this workshop!
                Am I healthy and how do I know?
                Why do I want to be healthy?
                How do I recover, maintain or optimize my health?
            - Let us help you find the answers... In less than 90 minutes!!
    - please register in advance by calling 905-773-5122 or reply to this e-mail.
Upcoming Vaccine Safety & Awareness Lectures with Dr. Jason Whittaker
Join Dr. Whittaker for a discussion about:
- the effectiveness of childhood vaccines
- the risks associated with childhood diseases
- the effects vaccines have on a child's immune system
-the wonders of our immune system
-the positive effects of childhood diseases
-what are your legal rights?
Wednesday, October 29th - Dr. Brian Nantais's office in Tecumseh.
1614 Lesperance Rd.  Unit 3,  Tecumseh, Ontario
to register call:  519-979-2273
 If you can not attend Dr. Whittaker's Lecture but are interested in more information:
Vaccinations: Science or Dogma - Audio CD 
Dr. Jason has recorded an audio program discussing the issue of vaccinations for you and your children.  It is available by CD ($20.00) or Audio Tape ($15.00).  Plus $2.50 for shipping.  To order click here.  or call 905-713-0258.  Your source for health & wellness information.
       -October's Book of the month:  The Four Agreements

Ontario Chiropractic Group Proposal to Gag DCs

The college of chiropractors of ontario has recently put forward a new standard regarding our ability to communicate with patients about the pros, cons and safety concerns of vaccinations.  If this new standard is adopted it will effectively gag Chiropractors in Ontario from being able to discuss vaccine concerns with patients.   

To read the proposed new standard for the College of Chiropractors of Ontario (CCO) click on the following link:

My comment:

I agree that to give an immunization is outside the scope of practice of chiropractors.  However, I believe it is well within the scope of chiropractors to educate our practice members about the potential risks associated with childhood vaccinations.  Most parents do not receive appropriate information from their medical doctors recarding this issue and hence do not make an informed choice (which is their legal right to do so).  No research or studies are cited to back up the CCO position. For example, they write that vaccination is “cost-effective.” How can they say that when the costs (vaccine injuries) are underreported and ignored? Doctors only report 10%, 1% or less (based on the study) of vaccine injuries. It is irresponsible and unscientific to state that vaccines are cost effective.
They write that vaccines are clinically efficient and yet epidemics have occurred among 98-100% vaccinated populations. Is it clinically efficient to suppress an acute illness and watch a child develop autism or other chronic illness as a result? Again, the CCO cites no research.  As a practicing chiropractor and a future mother I want the right to choose wether or not I vaccinate my child, and I know that many of our practice members feel the same way.  Once a parent has received all the information regarding the pros, cons, and risks associated with vaccinations they can then make a completely informed decision (one way or the other).  In regards to section 29 : contravening the Immunization of School Pupils Act, 1990; this act clearly states that vaccinations are not mandatory in Canada and that a parent has the right to not vaccinate their child by may of medical exemption, philosophical reasons, religious reasons, or reasons of consciencious choice.  These rights extend not only to public schools but to nursery school children and those attending day care.

We ask that you take a few minutes to participate in this important action and send the following letter or your own version of it to the College of Chiropractors of Ontario (CCO) in protest of their proposed new Standard of Practice S-015 on immunizations. 

According to the CCO website, your letter must be faxed or mailed to the College, not sent by email.

Fax is 416-925-9610 and address is included below in the heading of the letter.

Act now to protect our right to Freedom of Choice and Informed Consent on the vaccine issue by sending your letter of protest to the College of Chiropractors of Ontario as soon as possible. Please send us a confirmation that you sent a letter to CCO.

With deep appreciation for your participation and help

Dr. Danella, Dr. Jason and our future unvaccinated child. 


College of Chiropractors of Ontario,

Attention: Sue Garguilo, Communications Officer,

130 Bloor St. West, Suite 902

Torornto, Ontario

M5S 1N5

To The CCO:

RE: Proposed Standard of Practice S-015: Immunization

I am alarmed that the CCO is considering this amendment and have serious concerns regarding the proposed Standard of Practice on Immunization which will eliminate a critical "balance" that your current Policy P-033 includes which ensures that "the public receives balanced and accurate information with regard to immunization."

I contend that the public has not and will not receive "balanced and accurate" information from a majority of physicians and nurses and health officials, many of whom regularly suppress information regarding legal exemptions to vaccinations, minimize and deny serious reactions and side effects of vaccines, fail to disclose documented contraindications to vaccines, and consistently fail to report vaccine reactions and injuries to Health Canada.

The absence of methodologically sound, rigorously controlled large, long term studies comparing groups of highly vaccinated, lesser vaccinated, and completely unvaccinated children, measuring for all morbidity and mortality outcomes, permits health officials to make unproven and fraudulent claims about vaccine safety.

This leaves the public lacking in genuine informed consent regarding vaccination from regular medical sources.

As a member of the public I insist that my right to information on vaccines from many sources be protected and that Chiropractors as primary care providers, maintain the right to discuss vaccine concerns with patients.

If Standard of Practice S-015: Immunization is adopted, the public will be left with even less chance of making thoughtful, informed decisions about vaccinations than they are now.

I request that the College of Chiropractors of Ontario reject proposed Standard of Practice S-015 – Immunization.


(Please include your name and contact info)

Words of Wisdom

"There are no secrets to success: Don't waste time looking for them. Success is the result of perfection, hard work, learning from failure, loyalty to those for whom you work, and persistence." - General Colin Powell 

"Success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles that one has overcome while trying to succeed." Booker T. Washington 

"If you are patient in one moment of anger, you will escape a hundred days of sorrow." - Chinese Proverb

"A candle loses nothing by lighting another candle." - Father James Keller

"Nobody is born a virtuoso. Nothing comes easily." Yiddish proverb.


We want you with us a long time so as a public service we're offering you some Commonsense Halloween Safety Tips
1. When it appears that you have killed the monster, NEVER EVER check to see if it's really dead.
2. Never read a book of demon summoning aloud, even as a joke.
3. Do NOT check the basement, especially if the power has gone out.
4. If your children speak to you in Latin or any other dead language have them arrested immediately. This also applies to kids who speak with somebody else's voice.
5. As a general rule, don't solve puzzles that open portals to Hell.
6. When you have the benefit of numbers, NEVER pair off alone.
7. Do not take ANYTHING from the dead.
8. If you're running from the monster, expect to trip or fall down at least twice.
9. If you find that your house is built upon a cemetery, now is the time to move in with the in-laws.
10. Once you have done away with something that was trying to attack you, it is best to separate it into many different parts. Trust me, the extra time taken for this can save you much future grief.

Want copies of this newsletter for your friends? Stop by the office and we'll give you some hard copies or write to us and we'll add them to our mailing list. Please remember that everyone needs to be free from subluxations so bring your friends and loved ones for a spinal checkup.


(do you think we've 
been dieting too long?)

Drs. Jason & Danella Whittaker

Family Chiropractors    King City Natural Health Centre    905-773-5122