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7 Steps to Happier Life, Plus Covid-19 update and Pregnancy News

Want to live a happier and healthier life?  Recent research points us in the direction of energy management.  Not the climate type energy management, but the management of the energy in your body.  If you wake up every morning tired and worn out and caffeine is needed to give you a jump start it is time manage your energy levels.  The Mayo Clinic says to think of your body’s energy as a bank account.  You start each day with a certain amount of money to spend.  The amount of money you have varies from person to person based on factors, such as age, sleep, stress levels, medical conditions and lifestyle.  As you go through your day, you withdraw from your energy bank account and make energy deposits into your account.  Sadly, you cannot really control your energy withdrawals (as everything you do requires energy).  But you can control your energy deposits, depositing more energy into your account.


The first step to increasing your energy is eating wholesome, nutritious food. Vegetables, lean proteins and healthy fats provide the best nutrition for you energy needs.  Vegetables like broccoli, dark leafy greens, carrots and sweet potatoes are nutrient dense.  Lean proteins such as chicken, turkey, free range ground beef and fish give your muscles tissue a metabolic boost.  Healthy fats provide the most energy as they are double the calories of protein and carbohydrates. Healthy fats include avocados, walnuts, cashews, olive oil, avocado oil, walnut oil and fatty fish like herring, salmon and sardines.


The second step is prioritizing sleep. Sleep deprivation can lead to serious health conditions, as well as adversely affect your mood, motivation and energy levels.  7-8 hours is the optimal sleep range.


Three, spend time with people you enjoy and not so much time with people you don’t.  People you can’t relate to or who have negativity issues, complain often or make poor decisions will drain your body’s energy levels.


The fourth step to increasing your energy is avoid watching too much news on TV or listening to too much news on the radio.  The news can be educational, motivational and uplifting, but those stories are far and few between.  Unfortunately, the news tends to be sensationalistic and is more opinion based than reporting on actual news.  The overdosing of opinions can alter your view of the world and push us into concentrating on our worst fears and not the majority of good that is all around us.


Five, exercising daily is key to increasing your energy.  On the surface, exercise sounds like it is withdrawing energy from your energy account.  Exercise relieves stress and tension, strengthens muscles and boosts endurance, which helps your body to work more efficiently during other physical tasks or activities.  When I talk to my patients about exercise, a common reply is that  “I get plenty of exercise at work.”  My response is always the same, work is work, not exercise. Exercise is something you do in addition to work.  And exercising on a regular basis will actually make your work day easier, by building strength and endurance.


The sixth step to increasing your energy levels is to do something that is meaningful to you. Putting an effort into something that means the most to you allows your body to use and conserve energy in away that brings out the best in you.  Whether it is listening to your favorite music, playing a game you enjoy or a sport or hobby.  These activities are important for your energy well-being.


Lastly, the seventh step to increasing your daily energy is thinking good thoughts for yourself and others.  Try to be more positive. Judging others can lead to placing judgment onto ourselves.  And all the internal dialogue that comes with personal negativity and judging can be exhausting.


Pregnancy / Prenatal Chiropractic Care Info:  An Israeli company that developed a saliva based covid-19 test has perfected a salvia pregnancy test.  No more peeing on a paper strip.  The company says it will have the pregnancy test available in the United States in about one year. More good pregnancy news, pregnant coffee lovers can enjoy their coffee’s health benefits. Consuming a low amount of caffeine during pregnancy could help to reduce gestational diabetes risk, according to researchers in the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and the National Institutes of Health. The key words are low amount so of caffeine.  Two six ounce cups of coffee a day was the ideal amount of coffee during pregnancy according to the prenatal, pregnancy care research.


Covid-19 Update:  The Front Line COVID-19 Critical Care Working Group (FLCCC) is an organization founded by a group of leading medical critical care doctors at the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic.  The purpose of the organization is to develop highly effective treatment protocols to prevent the transmission of Covid-19 and improve outcomes for patients ill with the disease.  The FLCC doctors have developed and utilized successful treatments for patients with Covid-19 and saved the lives of thousands of patients around the world using the I-MASK+ protocols.  I-MASK+ protocols is a treatment plan designed to stop the coronavirus in its tracks.  Not only is the I-MASK+ protocol used for early treatment, but it has been very successful in late stage, severe cases of Covid-19.  The protocol is a physiologic-based combination treatment regimen developed by leaders in critical care medicine. All component medicines are FDA-approved, inexpensive, readily available and have been used for decades with well-established safety profiles. The protocol includes prevention and early out-patient treatment for Covid-19.  Included in the protocol for early treatment are antiviral medications (Ivermectin and or Nitaxoxinide), anti-viral mouthwashes and nasal sprays, anti-coagulants, immune fortifying and synergistic nutritional therapies ( Vitamin D, C, Zinc, Melatonin and Quercetin) and in more progressive cases where patients have higher risk factors, the addition of  monoclonal antibodies, Fluvoxamine and Corticosteroids are added.  According to the FLCCC, Covid-19 is a highly treatable disease and if your are infected the earlier the treatment begins, the better the outcome.  Patients who undergo the I-MASK+ protocol very rarely end up in the hospital and recover from Covid-19 with at fast rate and do not end up with long haul symptoms. Dr. Pierre Kory, M.D. critical care specialist and one of the founding doctors of the FLCCC,  Kory testified to the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, which held a hearing on “Early Outpatient Treatment: An Essential Part of a COVID-19 Solution.” He called on the NIH, CDC and FDA to review the expansive data on ivermectin to prevent COVID-19, keep those with early symptoms from progressing and help critically ill patients recover.  Due to their promising results, he believed early on that “the pandemic has been solved,” until he realized that those in power weren’t open to hearing what he had to say.  “Despite his impassioned pleas and astonishing science to back them up, the treatment not only was ignored by the Senate committee but promptly eviscerated. Now, he feels his colleagues in the health care field are living in one of two worlds — by either not following the data or putting patients first because they’re afraid of losing their job or status, or by risking everything to put patients first.  You can access the FLCC and all of their protocols at their website,  You can also look up the extremely impressive credentials of these medical doctors that developed the protocols for successfully treating Covid-19.

FDA Vaccine Meeting:   During a meeting to vote on approval for the Covid-19 vaccine for children under age 12 on Oct. 26, by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s vaccine panel, the FDA listened to concerns from medical experts. One expert, Dr. Jessica Rose, a viral immunologist and biologist, said tens of thousands of reports have been submitted to the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System for children ages 0 to 18, and that 60 children have died — 23 of them were under  2 years old.  Based on CDC data presented during the meeting, among children 5 to <12 years of age, there have been approximately 1.8 million confirmed and reported COVID cases since the beginning of the pandemic, and 143 COVID-related deaths in the U.S. through Oct. 14. Children with underlying medical conditions, such as asthma, diabetes and obesity, made up two-thirds of severe COVID cases.  Dr. Josh Guetzkow, a senior lecturer at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem also spoke at the meeting and said expanding the Emergency Use Authorization to children is unnecessary, premature and will do more harm than good.  Guetzkow said there is no emergency for children, especially healthy ones whose risk of severe illness and death is “almost nil.(as per a Johns Hopkins Medical University Study)”  Guetzkow said kids with pre-existing conditions and prior COVID infections were not included in Pfizer’s child vaccine safety study, so including them in the EUA is negligence.


Atlantic County, NJ and Covid-19:  Atlantic County has 699 new cases of Covid-19 over the last two week period, up from 667 cases the prior 2 weeks. Our 7 day average cases reported 49 cases per day.  Atlantic County has had 12 deaths in the last two week period.    On 11/13/2021, there were a total of 697 people admitted in all of New Jersey’s hospitals for care of Covid-19 infections, up from 547 a week ago.  In the USA, 434 million doses of the vaccine have been given out.  194 million people are fully vaccinated. 47 million people have contracted the Covid-19 virus in the USA.  Atlantic County has had 40,284 total cases of Covid-19.  Research shows that antibody levels and natural immunity that comes from being infected with coronavirus are long lasting and may last longer than 12 months compared to the 6-8 months of fully vaccinated people. Over 80 published research studies show that natural covid-19 immunity is superior to double vaccination.


Vaccine Informed Consent Information:   Informed consent means that the person to be vaccinated has to be informed about all the risks, the risk benefit ratios, the potential dangers and what is known about side effects. For example, informed consent takes place in all drug advertising.  Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System data released 11/5/21 by the CDC showed a total of 875,653 reports of adverse reactions from all age groups following COVID vaccines, including 18,461 deaths. Serious injuries reported in this time period totaled 135,400 between Dec. 14, 2020 and 11/5/2021.  This week’s data for 12- to 17-year-olds show 22,782 total adverse events, including 1,400 rated as serious and 29 reported deaths among 12- to 17-year-olds.  Severe reactions in all age groups of anaphylaxis include 2,093 people, 3,071 reports of myocarditis and 10,857 reports of blood clotting disorders. In the irony department, “CDC strongly recommends COVID-19 vaccination either before or during pregnancy because the benefits of vaccination outweigh known or potential risks,” the agency said in a health alert.  This week’s data for pregnancy /prenatal vaccination shows pregnant women had over 4,260 adverse events reported including 1,337 reports of miscarriage or premature birth.  VAERS is the primary government-funded system for reporting adverse vaccine reactions in the U.S. Reports submitted to VAERS require further investigation before a causal relationship can be confirmed. The Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS) database contains information on unverified reports of adverse events following immunization. Reports are accepted from anyone and can be submitted electronically.

Dr J. Zimmerman, Chiropractor Dr. Zimmerman is a practicing chiropractor from Galloway, NJ with 30 years of chiropractic practice.

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