Halloween Candy for Chiropractors

By Michael Dorausch, D.C.

The idea of candy eating chiropractors is not one that would be very popular for a number of reasons. When it comes to eating and chiropractic, it’s more likely for you to hear your chiropractor speak of Sun Chlorella, Super Greens, Mangosteen Juice, or some other product loaded with phytonutrients, probiotics, and/or immune boosting nutrients. We can get back on that topic in November, when it’s time to give thanks for all the great foods nature brings us. This month is Candy month, and this past weekend I interviewed a group of chiropractors to discover what their favorite candies were. I don’t think I’ve ever seen any of these DCs eat the sugary stuff, but now we know they’ve got a liking for sweets.

While he may be grabbing for the Hawaiian Spirulina at breakfast, Tracy California chiropractor, Dr. Ralph Andrade, likes the Snickers bar, a combination of peanut butter nougat topped with roasted peanuts and caramel covered with milk chocolate. The Snickers bar is reportedly the best-selling candy bar in the United States.

M&Ms chocolate yellow blue red orangeDr. Gavin Carr is a California chiropractor practicing in Palo Alto. The former professional football player prefers those candy coated pieces of chocolate, known popularly as M&M’s. These candies make a convenient snack for the chiropractor that is moving from room to room, correcting vertebral subluxations. Wouldn’t want your doctor of chiropractic getting chocolate all over your neck now would you?

The Cincinnati kid, Dr. Carl Rafey, is a nut for the Hershey’s classic Almond Joy chocolate bar. Making sure he’s getting a serving of nuts and fruit, this chiropractor opts for this treat of almonds and sweetened coconut which is dipped in chocolate. Almond Joys have been sold in the United States since 1946.

Pasadena chiropractor, Michael DeNapoli, told me he liked dark chocolate but he did not mention a brand. Knowing Michael he was likely being smart and considering his health since researchers say eating small amounts of dark chocolate every day can be good for your heart. I had a chiropractic & chocolate related article posted earlier this year and if you need to get a visual on some delectable dark chocolate, check out this dark chocolate image search.

Another chiropractor that didn’t tell me a brand of candy was Dr. Luke Cohen who practices in the Pacific Palisades area of southern California. Dr. Luke’s reported favorite was black licorice, and there are many different kinds. There are black licorice twists, soft black licorice, black licorice sticks, black licorice wheels, traditional and gourmet black licorice, and the classic Good & Plenty candy, which is reportedly the oldest branded candy sold in the United States. This soft and chewy licorice candy was first produced in Philadelphia in 1893 and its possible the same kind of candy liked by Luke Cohen, could have also been a favorite of the founder of chiropractic, Dr. DD Palmer.

One of the healthiest and most nutrition minded chiropractors I know, Dr. George Khoury of Livermore, California, says when it comes to getting a load of sugar, there’s nothing like a Butterfinger. This flaky, orange colored candy coated in chocolate, crumbles easily and takes on the consistency of peanut butter when chewed. This candy bar was invented in Chicago, Illinois back in 1923. Around that time, the Butterfinger candy bar was reportedly dropped from airplanes in cities across the United States, to help increase its popularity. Could you imagine anyone doing a similar kind of advertising campaign today?

Well there you have it, some history on popular candies in the United States, and the chiropractors that love them. I’m not suggesting you go out and purchase candies for your favorite local chiropractor, even though I bet quite a few would not turn down the gift of a sweet treat during the Halloween season.

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