A Spinal Column
With all everyone has going on, I wanted to keep this newsletter simple.
Thank you for being a patient at Kammer Chiropractic.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
I’m here when you need me.
Smile and be well,
Dr. Dan’s Thought…
Mistletoe was believed to be an aphrodisiac.
Stealing kisses used to be just the beginning. The holiday flora is an ancient symbol of fertility and virility – and the Druids believed it was an actual aphrodisiac. (So, thank them at the next awkward holiday function.)
And the name even has a funny meaning: The mistle thrush bird eats the berries, passing the seeds, and the droppings eventually grow into new plants.
The Germanic word for mistletoe literally means “dung on a twig”.
St. Nick Was More Generous Than Jolly
Sure, you probably knew that Santa Claus came from St. Nicholas, a Christian bishop living in the fourth century A.D. St. Nicholas gave away his abundant inheritance to help the needy. He also was known for good deeds like rescuing sisters from prostitution. As his legend spread, he was eventually known by names like Sinter Klass in Dutch – which morphed into Santa Claus.
He’s not just the protector of children, either: St. Nicholas is also the patron saint of unmarried women, prisoners, thieves, and pawnbrokers. How’s that for a naughty list?