Newsletter – September 2018

Welcome to the following New Patients!

Dick K.
Dalton K.
Daniel C.
Joseph D.
Thomas K.
Betty C.
Lorna S.
Margery W.
Abigail J.
Troy W.
Brett S.
Dustin R.
Pauline R.
Kristy N.
Jadon M.
Roger S.
Reinhardt S.
Stan S.
Jackson B.

Thank you for your referrals!

Dr. Jim K.
Dr. Budleski
Russ S.
Jacie K.
Joyce P.
Dustin K.
Esther M.
Mike S.
Mark L.
Bryan H.
Dustin R.
Shirley K.
Steve W.
Erin J.

Thank you for your gifts!

Rosina K. Diane D.
Shirley K.

The office will be closed:

Monday – September 3rd.

-Dr. Baker, Betsy, and Emily will be out of the officefor training Thursday afternoon, Sept. 13 and Friday, Sept. 14. They will return Monday, Sept. 17.

We wish all of our students a wonderful new school year, especially our students who are moving on to post graduate schooling and training!! We are proud of all of you. We feel so fortunate to have seen so many of you grow up right before our eyes, and to reap the benefits of good health thanks in part to chiropractic care!! We are so honored and humbled to have been a part of your lives thus far. We hope you enjoy the fabulous health bonuses that come from chiropractic care wherever you end up! Share your great chiropractic stories with everyone you meet so that others can benefit from great health without dependence on risky drugs and surgeries.


AND please slow down when driving during school hours. NOTHING is more important than our childrens’ safety!


Parents remember that the weight limit of backpacks is 10 -15 % of a child’s weight.

45 lb child = < 6.75 lbs. max. weight!

60 lb. child = < 9.0 lbs. max. weight!

72 lb. child = < 10.8 lbs. max. weight!

Think they are carrying more than this? You bet they are. When we allow them to carry packs heavier than this, we risk long term damage to our children’s spine, including degenerative changes occurring10-20 years faster than the normal population. If more of us start complaining when our children bring home packs full of heavy books, we may get a change in the way schools delegate study hall work and homework. These children should not be bringing packs home full of heavy textbooks. Let’s raise our collective voices to stop this practice for the sake of our children’s health!

Ketogenic “Diet”

Dr. Baker (and recently Dr. Borski) are now following the ketogenic eating plan. We are using Dr. Joseph Mercola’s plan and cookbook: Fat for Fuel Ketogenic Cookbook.

I (Dr. Baker) started 10 days ago. I definitely struggled the first week. A bad “keto headache” the 3rd day; weak, tired, foggy, constipation, even a disrupted sleep schedule (from hunger, metabolic changes??) – but all of that started to fade within a week. Now I am getting my energy back. I am able to resume my walking schedule. In fact, I immediately raised the challenge of my walking because of better energy. I am finding I can stay up a little later, with steadier energy level throughout the day. I do find it difficult to eat enough fats (healthy) during a day. It will be a challenge to travel adhering strictly to this way of eating. This is not meant to be only a weight loss diet or cleanse. It is training your body to burn fat stores for energy instead of relying on glucose for energy. Dr. Mercola recommends being on the plan strictly for several weeks or until you have met your goal weight. Then you can reintroduce carbohydrates from sources other than vegetables back into your meals 1-2 days of the week, but maintain the keto eating plan the other days to keep your body in that state. He recommends an app called “Cronometer” to track your food, supplement and water consumption as well as your activities. You will see how much protein, fats and carbs, nutrients you are consuming in a day as well as kcal. I have found Hammer Nutrition Endurolytes, recommended by Dr. Borski, especially helpful at this time for keeping my electrolytes balanced. You are to enter supplements for data as well. It can take up to a month to fully reach the ketosis state. I will provide an update next month. I am hoping you can see the difference! Please go to for detailed information about ketosis, why to do it, the benefits and the details of how it helps.

Butternut Squash Gratin

3 T. unsalted butter
1 butternut squash (2 lbs.)
3/4 t. fine sea salt
½ t. of fresh ground pepper
1/3 c. grated Romano cheese
2 T fresh thyme leaves
½ c. heavy cream

Preheat oven to 350°F. Butter a 9-inch baking dish with 1 tablespoon
Peel and seed squash, then thinly slice using a hand slicer, such as a Mandolin slicer. Layer squash in baking dish, sprinkling some of salt and pepper between each layer. When baking dish is half filled, sprinkle 1/2 of cheese and thyme over squash. Continue layering squash with salt and pepper. Pour cream evenly over top layer, then sprinkle with remaining cheese and thyme. Cover baking dish with foil and bake until squash is tender, about 45 minutes. Remove foil from baking dish and preheat broiler. Broil gratin until top is browned, about 4 minutes.

Creative Puns for Smart Minds

1. The roundest knight at King Arthur’s Round Table was Sir Cumference. He acquired his size from too much pi.

2. No matter how much you push the envelope, it’ll still be stationery.