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Posted on 04-01-2018

Could the toxic chemicals in perfumes, lotions, hairsprays or cigarette smoke be the cause of your neck pain, headaches, dizziness, or fatigue?? It sure was for ME! I've been on the path to discovering that substances in my environment were actually the cause of my neck pain, headaches, dizziness and fatigue.....and had NO CLUE as I had gotten used to these symptoms over time. I attributed them to the physical nature of my job as a chiropractor and the emotional stress of dealing with my husband's declining health and eventual passing the last few years. It wasn't until I started undergoing Nutrition Response Testing for myself that I realized just how much chemical stress MY body was under and what health issues they were causing for ME!

Cigarette smoke will give me headaches and neck pain; perfumes, lotions and some hairsprays will cause a dizzy feeling and even fatigue that may last 1-3 hours.

As you can imagine, adjusting people who smoke or wear perfumes and lotions will really cause wild health swings throughout my work day and life. That is why Back to Wellness Chiropractic (BTWC) is now a "Fragrance Free Zone." I ask that you please not wear perfumes, fragrant lotions, or strong hairsprays the day of your chiropractic appointments. I also ask those who smoke to ideally quit smoking (as I like you and want all of you to live the longest life possible!) or please refrain from smoking prior to your chiropractic appointments.

Not only do these chemical toxins affect my health but they can certainly be affecting your health as well! Consider taking a break from your perfumes and lotions; maybe reduce your smoking or quit smoking (another factoid -- smoking sucks the Vitamin C out of your body and increases the chances of a herniated discs and/or arthritis in the future....smoking is really just not good for you).

You might notice your body feeling and functioning better without these toxic chemical stressors surrounding it just like I did!

Need some ideas for removing chemicals from your environment?? Use these alternatives instead!

-Malaleuca cleaning and laundry products; Doterra essential oils also have good options as well (Doterra products are available at Back to Wellness Chiropractic)

-Essential oils instead of room fresheners or candles (also available at BTWC)

-Baking soda and vinegar as cleaning products

-Castille soap (found at Mississippi Market) for hand, body and hair wash

-Non-aluminum and chemical-free deoderants (see Mississippi Market or Doterra essential oil company); consider making your own deoderant with coconut oil, cornstarch, baking soda, and essential oils

If it feels overwhelming, start small. When you run out of something, purchase a better and healthier alternative the next time!

Thankfully, my health is improving by avoiding these chemical triggers and using my own personalized nutritional program to put it on the right track!

If you are interested in having a Nutrition Response Testing 5 stressor health check analysis, click here to schedule online or call/text 952-693-3736 to take your health and life to the next level!

Yours in Health,

Dr. Kayla Zirpel-Proctor


Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) shares are available for spring and summer! Buy your non-chemical laden produce and eggs DIRECTLY from Earth Dance Farm in Minnesota!

Spring delivery ($100) is 3 half bushel deliveries from late April through May/June. Summer delivery ($375-$575) will be a "choose your size" produce weekly delivery for 18 weeks, mid-June-mid October. If it seems like a lot of food, split a subscription with friends or family. Egg shares ($100) are also available!

Enhance your health this year by signing up through http://earthdancefarm.net/ and select the "St. Clair and 7th Street" location for drop off!

Click the link to sign up and enhance your health this fall! http://earthdancefarm.net/

If you choose to do a share, you will need to bring a bag on those days to her office at 284 Nugent Street to collect your food. Please let Dr. Kayla know if you are planning to do a share so she can adequately prepare!

If you have any further questions, please email norm the farmer with questions:norm.the.farmer@gmail.com

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