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Exercise fights Dementia. Chiropractic and Headaches. Chiropractor and Flexibility Feb 25th, 2024

 According to CBS Nightly News in a recent report, exercise improves memory and cognition, and helps stave off dementia. Strength training — and working your leg muscles in particular — has been shown to have a particularly strong impact on brain function and memory.  Among seniors, engaging in medium-to-high intensity...

Peak Sports Performance with Chiropractic Care Feb 22nd, 2024

Unlocking Peak Performance: The Role of Chiropractic Care in Sports Athletics demands a symphony of effort, precision, and the utmost dedication to peak performance. This not only includes relentless training and proper nutrition but also a commitment to recovery and injury prevention strategies. In this space, chiropractic care emerges as...

Antibiotic Resistance Plus, Pregnancy Prenatal Chiropractic Info Feb 19th, 2024

An estimated 35,000 Americans die each year from antibiotic resistant infections.  Worldwide, the number rises to 4.95 million.  Antibiotics are extremely overused in medical practice.  Antibiotics are only useful for bacterial infections, they are useless for viral infections such as colds and flu.  As far as childhood ear infections goes,...

Tackling Shoulder Pain with Chiropractic Care: A Path Toward Relief and Prevention Feb 16th, 2024

Tackling Shoulder Pain with Chiropractic Care: A Path Toward Relief and Prevention Shoulder pain can transform simple tasks into herculean efforts, turning the act of reaching for a coffee mug into an exercise in discomfort. Are you among those who wince every time you give a buddy a high five...

Chiropractic Pediatric Care for Overall Health, Immune System Function and Sports Injuries, ears too Feb 13th, 2024

The Gentle Art of Pediatric Chiropractic Care When we think of chiropractic care, it’s not uncommon to imagine adults who are seeking relief from the relentless backache that comes from years of physical labor or perhaps an old sports injury. But we rarely picture a child receiving a gentle adjustment...

The Exciting History and Beginning of the Chiropractic Profession Feb 12th, 2024

The Chiropractic Story -  By Doc J Zimmerman Imagine a world where the body's innate healing ability leads the way to wellness, where health and balance are achieved not just through medicines for the symptoms but through understanding and nurturing the body's natural state. This world, as idyllic as it may...

Most Headache Sufferers Can Benefit From Chiropractic Care Feb 8th, 2024

Most Headache Sufferers Benefit From Chiropractic Care Headaches can be a real pain, figuratively and literally. For many individuals, they aren't just a symptom but a regular part of life, impacting productivity, well-being, and overall quality of life. While medication is often the first line of defense, a growing number...

Chiropractic Care for Concussion and CTE Recovery in Egg Harbor Township & Smithville, NJ Feb 6th, 2024

Chiropractic Care: A Soothing Touch for Concussion and CTE Recovery Have you ever wondered about the after-effects of a bump on the head during contact sports such as football, wrestling and lacrosse? Even Soccer can cause concussive brain injury from heading the soccer ball. How about an accidental slip? Most...

Chiropractic and Neck pain. Plus Health Tips on Endothelium, Tea, Pregnancy and Fabric Softeners Feb 4th, 2024

The lining of your blood vessels is called the endothelium.  This lining represents 1% of your body mass and over 4000 square yards.  The endothelium is an endocrine organ and is an important part of the hormonal system as it controls blood fluidity and helps regulate inflammation and immune system...

Chiropractic and Low Back Pain: Understanding, Relief, and Prevention (Egg Harbor Township, Galloway Feb 1st, 2024

Chiropractic and Low Back Pain: Understanding, Relief, and Prevention By Dr. J Zimmerman, Health First Chiropractic Clinics Low back pain is a pervasive condition affecting millions worldwide. It disrupts lives, work, and the ability to engage in daily activities. In this article, I will delve into the causes of low...

Chiropractic Solutions for Sciatica and Low Back Pain Relief In Egg Harbor Township and Galloway, NJ Jan 31st, 2024

Chiropractic Care for Sciatica: Relieving Low Back Pain Sciatica is a condition that affects countless individuals and often manifests as a debilitating low back pain that can interfere with day-to-day activities. Fortunately, chiropractic care presents a promising solution for those seeking relief. This article will delve into the role of...

Prenatal Chiropractic: Enhancing Your Pregnancy Journey, A Guide to Prenatal Wellness Chiropractic Jan 30th, 2024

Prenatal Chiropractic: Enhancing Your Pregnancy Journey Expectant mothers understand that nine months of pregnancy is a journey, but along with the joy and excitement come unique challenges. As your body undergoes incredible changes, it's essential to prioritize your health and well-being. That's where prenatal chiropractic care comes in. Specially designed...

Top 10 Things To Do To Reduce Carbon Foot Print. Plus Health News of the Week Jan 29th, 2024

The buzz around climate change is huge.  Negative and positive view points from a scientific and political perspective are expressed on a daily basis. Discussions on how to help our environment revolve around driving automobiles and fuel economy, home energy efficiency, agriculture and food consumption, water conservation, recycling plastics, glass,...

Ice Cold Baths and Showers for Mental Health Jan 25th, 2024

One of the most popular events surrounding the annual New Year’s celebration is the Polar Bear Plunge.  In Brigantine, NJ alone, thousands of people brave the icy cold water for the thrill and celebration of the new year.  As crazy as this seems to people observing on television from the...

Do you have Fasciitis? Info for you. Jan 23rd, 2024

One of the more common conditions that presents in our chiropractic office, is plantar fasciitis.  Plantar fasciitis is foot pain that occurs on the bottom of the foot.  This condition develops in runners and people who walk a lot or stand on their feet all day.  The fascia is a...

Sitting all day will shave years off your life! Jan 20th, 2024

A huge problem that does not get talked about is sitting all day .  There are currently 10,000 research publications that show prolonged sitting is very harmful to your health and is the start of many chronic diseases, two of which include type 2 diabetes and obesity (which then leads...

Chewing gum: Not that good for you!! Jan 16th, 2024

Chewing gum sales are expected to reach 48.68 billion dollars per year in 2025.  Sadly, if you chew gum excessively, it signals your body it is time to digest food when it is really not, which could have health implications.  Chewing gum also increases the amount of air and saliva...

Eat organic or not?? Jan 7th, 2024

  To eat organic or not eat organic?  One of the strongest selling points for eating organic food is the fact that doing so can significantly lower your exposure to pesticides and other harmful chemicals used in conventional agriculture.  Both the International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics and a US...

Willow bark instead of Aspirin? Jan 2nd, 2024

Aspirin is typically not the medication of choice for pain, as non-steroidal anti-inflammatories receive top billing despite regular use raising the risk of kidney and liver disease. Nowadays, aspirin is typically given to people who have had a heart attack or stroke due to its blood thinning qualities for preventing...

Having trouble sleeping? Read this. Jan 2nd, 2024

Do you have sleep issues such as tossing and turning?  Statistically, people who toss and turn typically sleep on their stomachs and sides.  The ideal position for proper sleep is on your back or what is called the supine position.  In addition, the bed pillow should be placed under your...

Sepsis treatment that will save your life!! Dec 26th, 2023

Sepsis can occur whenever your body has an infection.  Typically, it is an out of control infection with an aggressive immune system response.  Sepsis is deadly and kills thousands of hospitalized patients per year.  An estimated 1 million people develop sepsis yearly and up to half die.  Thankfully a new...

Astaxanthin Protects The Skin As Well As The Brain, Eyes and Heart Dec 26th, 2023

One of the strongest antioxidants that protects your body from cell damage is astaxanthin.  Benefits to using astaxanthin daily include protection from radiation (specifically from the sun) and skin, eye, brain and heart health.  Astaxanthin is a potent anti-inflammatory and has been shown useful for joint problems, such as arthritis....

Chiropractic is Amazing Dec 18th, 2023

  Dr. J’s Chiropractor Thought for the Week: This coming year (March 2024), I will be practicing as a chiropractor for 36 years. In those 36 years, I have seen some amazing things happen in my chiropractor’s office. People come into the office in pain and leave without pain. In...

Vitamin D more effective than Flu vaccine Dec 10th, 2023

A consistent review of past and current research is providing evidence that vitamin D deficiency may actually be a cause of colds and flu. Science is now confirming that vitamin D optimization boosts immunity and cuts the rate of colds and flu.  Vitamin D supplementation is actually more effective than...

ADHD treated successfully with aromatherapy Dec 10th, 2023

11% of U.S. Children are diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).  ADHD is characterized by patterns of inattention, hyperactivity and impulsivity that interferes with daily living and learning.  Recent research has shown that aromatherapy may be a potential helpful tool for children with ADHD.  The essential oil vetiver shows...

Sugar can increase cancer reoccurrence risk Dec 10th, 2023

Studies are showing the link between refined sugar intake and cancer risk.  All dietary carbohydrates are digested into sugars called glucose.  Compared to natural sugars, the fructose found in fruits and honey, refined sugars and many carbohydrate starches cause in issue in the gut where an endotoxin is produced.  The...

Chiropractic care for kids Dec 10th, 2023

Chiropractic for kids!  Chiropractic care is a 100% all natural approach to building and maintaining your child’s health from birth to adulthood. Here are just a few reasons why chiropractic care makes perfect sense for kids.  The number one reason is immune system health. Periodic spinal check-ups remove neural impulse...

New Office Location In Egg Harbor Township, NJ Dec 9th, 2023

Our new chiropractic office is Located at 3137 Fire Rd.  Egg Harbor Township, NJ 08232   State of the art chiropractic care with top notch chiropractors on staff

Heartburn and Acid Reflux Medication Warnings Dec 5th, 2023

Heartburn and acid reflux sufferers typically take a heartburn medication such as the brand Zantac.  Unfortunately, Zantac may contain a chemical called n-nitrosodiummethylamine (NDMA).  The International Agency for Cancer Research classifies NDMA as a probable carcinogen, leading to abnormal tumor growths and liver abnormalities.  The good news is there are...

Prenatal Pregnancy Chiropractic Care Info for your Health Dec 4th, 2023

Pregnancy Prenatal Chiropractic Care Info:   Pregnant and lactating women are at exceptionally high risk for vitamin B-12 deficiency.  Babies and children need vitamins, including vitamin B-12, to help their brains and bodies develop and grow.  Vitamin B-12 supports infant brain development.  The proper amount of vitamin B-12 in breast milk...

Prevent colds and respiratory illness with this tip! Dec 3rd, 2023

Do you want to reduce your risk of respiratory illness symptoms and lower your chance of being admitted to the hospital from covid-19?  Try gargling with salt water and rinsing your nasal passages with saline spray.  Nasal irrigation and gargling with saline has been shown to reduce the duration of...

Menstrual Irregularities. Nov 19th, 2023

Menstrual cycle irregularities effect millions of women world-wide.  These irregularities range from cramping, flow issues, period frequency and even affect fertility.  While chiropractic care is not a treatment for conditions or symptoms regarding the menstrual cycle, there is a distinct relationship between chiropractic care and reproductive function.  The autonomic nerves...

Chiropractic and Fever Nov 10th, 2023

    Chiropractic care and fever reductions:  How does chiropractic care work with patients who have a fever?  Chiropractic care helps the nervous system perform better.  The nervous system is responsible for regulating and controlling every function of the body, including fever response.  Typically, a patient will present to the...

Fever benefits Nov 10th, 2023

Here is the absolute truth about fever and why in most cases there is no reason to fear a fever or use fever reducing medications.  Fever is your body’s natural response to infectious bacteria or viruses.  The body, innately raises its own core temperature to burn of the infection causing...

Prescription Drug Use On The Rise Nov 5th, 2023

Prescription drug use is at record highs, with about 19 prescriptions filled for every American in 2020, amounting to 6.3 billion prescriptions.  In modern medicine, drugs are designed to be taken for extended periods and, often, for the rest of a lifetime.  For those born in 2019, women can expect...

Dangers of Daylight Savings Time Nov 5th, 2023

Daylight savings time was originally intended to extend the daylight hours during the summer which would result in energy savings.  Research shows that it does not save money and contributes to ill health.  Statistics show that there is a significant increase in car accidents, workplace injuries and heart attacks days...

Covid Vaccine made from insect moth cells? Fluoridated water lowers IQ in Children Oct 29th, 2023

The new Covid-19 booster vaccine called Nuvaxoid is made from insect moth cells.  It seems most Americans are tired of the never ending recommendations of covid booster shots.  Only 2% of the population has opted to receive the latest booster.  The most common concern expressed is people are worried about...

Eating at these fast food restaurants can damage your health Oct 29th, 2023

Do you eat at a chain restaurant?  Or have your kids buy school lunches?  Most chain restaurants rely on beef and chicken that were raised in concentrated animal feeding operations.  These places routinely use veterinary drugs.  Of 10 fast foods tested for these drugs, all but two tested positive.  Six...

Laughing is the Best Medicine Oct 29th, 2023

Laughing has major health benefits.  One study found that people who rarely or never laugh have a 21% higher ration of heart disease and 60% higher ratio of stroke.  Children typically laugh on average 300 x per day while adults only laugh 17 times per day.  Have you heard of...

Glyphosate exposure during pregnancy linked to autism spectrum disorder Oct 22nd, 2023

The weed killer glyphosate has been found by peer reviewed independent studies to be a carcinogen, DNA mutagen and a antibiotic and endocrine disrupter. Recent research has found that children born of women with high exposure to glyphosate during pregnancy have 30% higher rate of autism spectrum disorder than mothers...

Flu vaccine research shows dangers for pregnant women. Prevent Flu naturally. Oct 22nd, 2023

The flu vaccine is recommended for pregnant women even though there exists evidence that the vaccine could place their pregnancy at risk.  Research funded by the Center for Disease Control (CDC) found a link between being vaccinated for the flu during pregnancy and increasing the risk of miscarriage ( 8...

Covid -19 vaccine and Cancer Risk Oct 15th, 2023

Oncologists are reporting an alarming rise in cancer rates in people who have received one or more covid-19 vaccines.  Canadian oncologist and cancer researcher Dr. William Makis described the term turbo cancer.  Turbo cancers are rapidly growing cancers in people who have received the covid-19 vaccine.  These cancers are showing...

Health Benefits of Tea and Coffee Oct 15th, 2023

Tea and coffee have amazing health benefits.  Tea, particularly green tea has been linked to a decreased risk of stroke, diabetes, depression, and improved blood pressure, abdominal obesity and glucose levels.  Coffee is associated with a reduced risk of premature death, cardiovascular death, heart disease, cancer, fatty liver disease, cirrhosis...

Is your spine like a worn out tire? Oct 15th, 2023

One of the most common causes of a worn out car tire is the wheel alignment.  When the wheels are not aligned properly there is an excess of friction on the tire from the road.  This causes the tire to wear down.  The same is true with your spinal bones. ...

Fight off Flu with Quercetin. Do you have Long Covid? Oct 8th, 2023

The fall season is upon us, so it’s time once again to talk about quercetin.  Quercetin is a natural antihistamine with anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and antiviral properties.  Quercetin is helpful in boosting heart health, reducing allergy symptoms, supporting liver health and most importantly has a large beneficial affect on immune system...

ACID REFLUX LAW SUIT Oct 8th, 2023

Pharmaceutical giant Asta Zeneca has agreed to pay $425 million to 11,000 litigants.  In a lawsuit, the company was found to have not warned people that their popular heart burn / acid reflux drugs, Nexium and Prilosec could cause chronic kidney failure. If you have heartburn or acid reflux you...

Memory Issues? Brain Fog? Neuroplasticity!! Oct 1st, 2023

Chiropractic and neuroplasticity:  Neuroplasticity is defined as the brain’s ability to change, reorganize or grow neural networks.  Neuroplasticity is a common talking point when discussing degenerative brain conditions, such as Alzheimer’s or dementia.  Memory loss, brain fog, and mental exhaustion are symptoms of neuroplasticity degeneration.  The spine – specifically the...

Regrow Your Hair With Lavender!! Oct 1st, 2023

There is a form of niacin, also known as vitamin B3 that has been shown to enhance the body’s natural killer immune cells to defeat blood cancers.  This form of B3 is called niacinamide.  In combination with monoclonal antibody treatment resulted in complete remission in 11 of 19 patients within...

Lose Weight With Psyllium Husk Sep 24th, 2023

Psyllium husk fiber research was reviewed and published in the Journal of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners.  The results show that psyllium husk is a safe alternative to weight loss drugs like Ozempic.  The study found that psyllium husk consumption decreases body weight, body mass index and waist circumference...

Chiropractic and Digestive Issues Sep 24th, 2023

Chiropractic care and digestive issues:  The nervous system controls every part of your body, including the gastrointestinal system. A collection of nerves branches out from the lower part of the spinal cord and travels to the stomach and intestines. Nerves carry messages from one part of the body to another...

Save your brain! Prevent dementia by doing this Sep 17th, 2023

Save your brain, prevent dementia.  The more you eat a diet based on whole healthy foods the more you can improve brain power and brain function.  Certain foods can delay or prevent age related cognitive decline and other brain disorders.  For instance, anchovies, sardines, mackerel, herring and wild caught salmon...

Wearing Masks. Were we lied to? Sep 17th, 2023

Save your brain, prevent dementia.  The more you eat a diet based on whole healthy foods the more you can improve brain power and brain function.  Certain foods can delay or prevent age related cognitive decline and other brain disorders.  For instance, anchovies, sardines, mackerel, herring and wild caught salmon...

Improve Immune System Function Sep 10th, 2023

Chiropractic care and immune system function.  People who receive chiropractic care on a regular basis ( 1-4 spinal adjustments per month), show in increase in infection fighting resistance enzymes.  The spinal adjustment has an affect over immune system function by stimulating the production of immune chemicals via improved neural impulse...

RSV Vaccine Information Sep 10th, 2023

Speaking of vaccines.  Before you decide to receive the RSV vaccine for your children know that RSV (Respiratory syncytial virus) is a virus that infects the lungs and respiratory tract causing cold-like symptoms. It's so common that most children have been infected with it by the time they're 2 years...

Covid-19 Update. Plus, Ivermectin use study finally medically peer reviewed. Sep 4th, 2023

Covid-19 update: The media campaign to warn us that covid variants are on the rise has begun.  Please be aware that while this information is important to know, it is also not the gloom and doom that it is made out to be.  None of the covid variants that are...

Childhood ear infections. How to stop the Antibiotic Merry-Go-Round Sep 4th, 2023

Chiropractic care and childhood ear infections:  In small children, the middle ear passage way is more horizontal than slanted.  As the child grows older, the middle ear tube begins to slant downward allowing fluid to flow more easily.  The middle ear passage way is effected by neck muscle tension.  The...

Snoring is bad for your health! So is Vaping! And Sea Salt! Aug 27th, 2023

  Snoring (hated by wives around the world & some husbands, LOL) is a common sign of sleep apnea.  Sleep apnea is when your body stops breathing for a short amount of time, while sleeping.  Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is the typical form.  OSA comes from the airway being blocked...

High Cholesterol? Take This Daily Aug 20th, 2023

Omega 3 fats are essential for health and regulating body function. These essential fats are needed for cellular health, digestion, muscle activity, blood clotting, visual acuity, brain function, heart health and many more functions.  Research studies have shown that by taking fish oil, which is high in omega 3 fats,...

Lab work that can save your life. Plus, detox your liver with lemon juice Aug 13th, 2023

Certain lab tests are better at predicting disease and measuring overall health than others.  The four most important blood chemistry tests that you should add to your lab work prescription for you annual blood work are the CBC, LDH and C-reactive protein inflammatory.  The complete blood count (CBC) is usually...

Alzheimer's , Dementia Prevention Aug 6th, 2023

Parsley (flat leaf Italian and curly leaf French) has a very strong nutritional content.  Commonly, both varieties are discarded at the end of a meal as just a colorful garnish.  The plant, which is an herb is high in vitamin A, C, K, magnesium, potassium and folate.  Parsley is also...

Sunscreen dangers. Humans are Eating Plastic! Jul 30th, 2023

Recent research published in the Journal of the American Medical Association further stresses the importance of proper levels of beneficial gut bacteria.  The balance of gut bacteria not only plays a huge role in digestive health, but also in a strong immune system and in fighting inflammation in the body. ...

Aspartame linked to cancer. Human race dependent on honey bees Jul 22nd, 2023

Please do not forget how important the honey bee is to the survival of the human race.  Last year, 48% of honey bee colonies were lost compared to the previous year.  More than 130 fruits, vegetables and nuts and 35% of the world’s crops depend on pollinators such as bees. ...

Pregnancy and Covid Vaccine issues, Ginger for blood sugar levels Jul 19th, 2023

Scientific evidence in human and animal research shows that ginger can lower blood sugar sensitivity and reduce insulin resistance.  In addition, ginger root functions as an anti-inflammatory, decreasing overall inflammation in the body.  Overall internal Inflammation (not swelling, like from a sprained ankle) is an important indicator of disease.  Ginger...

Windmills Impact on Environment Jul 9th, 2023

The issue of windmills off the coast of NJ is a hot topic that involves a huge amount of politicking from the federal and state government, environmental groups and local community governments.  Even science on this topic is wishy washy with papers backing both sides of the debate.  What is...

Why do chiropractors adjust infants and babies? Jul 2nd, 2023

California Superior Court has ruled that coffee must contain a cancer warning as the extremely popular drink contains acrylamide, a known carcinogen and probable neurotoxin.  The semi-good news is that dark roasted coffee contains less acrylamide than light roasted coffee. Studies also point out that caffeine has a long lasting...

Life saving sepsis protocol; Honey 1st for cough, Splenda health issues Jun 24th, 2023

Honey instead of antibiotics.  The United Kingdom Department of Health is recommending the use of honey as a first line treatment for coughs. Their intention is to limit the use of antibiotics to help curb antibiotic resistant bacteria.  Which, by itself is ironic, since most coughs, sore throats, colds and...

Neck and Back Pain Explained Jun 19th, 2023

Chiropractic is most famously known for caring for patients with back and neck pain.  When the muscles of the back or neck are overused with repetitive actions, the muscles can tighten.  The same thing happens to the neck and back muscles with poor posture as well as sprains and strains....

Lose weight with a pill. Not a good idea Jun 18th, 2023

    Oregano has a cousin called marjoram. Marjoram is an aromatic herb used in cooking and aroma therapy. The herb has a long history of being used as a folk medicine for stomach issues, upper respiratory infections and rheumatoid arthritis.   The CDC’s vaccine adverse event reporting system contains...

Chiropractic and Blood Pressure Jun 13th, 2023

Blood pressure measurements are held to the standard of 120/80 as normal BP.  Please note that 120/80 is an average number taken from all the highs and low measurements of the general populations blood pressure readings.  It is perfectly normal to have readings that do not match up exactly to...

Seasonal Allergies, Lab Grown Meat & Pregnancy Care Jun 10th, 2023

“Sugar Crash,” is a documentary that covers the sugar crisis in Ireland.  The Irish average 24 teaspoons of sugar consumption per person, per day.  Ironically, The US population is the # 1 sugar consumer at 31.6 teaspoons of sugar per day.  The World Health Organization recommends 6 teaspoons per day. ...

Disinfectant wipes - Danger. Water melon - Helpful Jun 4th, 2023

  As I sit down to write my weekly health tip newsletter, my thoughts turn to the overall theme of my health tips.  The past few years my newsletters seem more about bad news than health tips.  I enjoy giving you information that can be used to help make your...

Cervical Cancer, High Cholesterol, Contact Lenses, Covid Vaccine May 28th, 2023

Cervical cancer rates in the United States are 12 per 100,000.  Merck Pharmaceutical Co. developed a vaccine to prevent Human papillomavirus (HPV).  HPV can sometimes, but definitely not always lead to cervical cancer.  Merck promotes that HPV causes cervical cancer, but that is not necessarily true, though in some cases...

Take a Pill Lose Weight. Not without risk. May 21st, 2023

Cranberries have a nutritious chemical make-up which includes polyphenols.  Polyphenols have been shown to reduce the risk of developing urinary tract infections (UTI) and reduce the risk of symptomatic UTI.  Cranberries in other studies were not shown to help men or women during pregnancy with the same condition.  Women who...

Plastics make up 90% of all trash entering the ocean May 12th, 2023

  Discarded plastics make up 18.5% of landfills and 90% of all trash entering the oceans.  Research estimates hypothesize that by the year 2050, the oceans will contain by weight, more plastic than fish.  As of 2006, there are certain oceans where plastic accumulation has exceeded the small, microscopic organism...

Protect your eye health May 7th, 2023

Cell phones have become a necessary part of our lives. Mobile hand phones came onto the scene in the mid 1990’s and then exploded in popularity shortly after.  Not long after that, the invention of smart phones made cell phone usage surge as we were all able to have mini,...

Chocolate Health Benefits Apr 30th, 2023

  Broccoli consumption shown to help prevent leaky gut.  Research shows that compounds in broccoli help protect intestinal lining.  Broccoli is a wonder vegetable that has anti-cancer properties, immune system boosting chemicals that scientists believe may help against antibiotic-resistant bacteria.  It is best to eat broccoli raw or lightly blanched....

Shockwave Therapy for Injured Joints, Tendons, Ligaments and Muscles Apr 23rd, 2023

Shockwave therapy is a non-invasive treatment that stimulates the body's natural healing process. It can relieve pain and promote healing of injured tendons, ligaments, and other soft tissues. It accomplishes this by releasing growth factors in the injured tissue. The majority of patients who use this treatment have enjoyed results. In...

Too Much Sugar Equals Poor Health. Problems with Wet Wipes Apr 23rd, 2023

Wet wipes (unless organic) have chemicals that can break down the top layer of skin, which then allows the chemicals to be absorbed into the body.  This has been shown to cause allergic reactions in children.  Recent research suggests that routine use of wet wipes is a significant contributor to...

Top Healthiest Foods of All Time Apr 16th, 2023

For this week’s health tip, I will list the generally considered top healthiest foods of all time.  Here we go.  1. The sweet potato number one in nutrition of all vegetables. With a score of 184, the sweet potato outscored the next highest vegetable by more than 100 points. Points were given...

Why you should not be eating artificial sweeteners! Apr 9th, 2023

Splenda (sucralose) may lower immune system function according to research at the Francis Crick Institute in London, England.  Sucralose lowered activation of immune system T cells which are important in bacterial infection and cancer response.  Past studies have shown that sucralose disrupts the gut microbiome., harms heart health and causes...

The Dangers of Weed Killer Apr 2nd, 2023

  Glyphosate is a potent weed killer and is the main ingredient in brands such as Roundup.  First introduced into the U.S. Market in 1974, within the next 40 years glyphosate use increased more than 250 -fold.   In 1993, few people had detectable levels of glyphosate in their urine.  In...

Is High Cholesterol Level Good for You? Mar 26th, 2023

Children and Covid-19 infection:  According to vast amounts of data, children are mostly left unaffected by the covid virus.  The ones that do have an issue with more severe symptoms are children with pre-existing health conditions.  The medical reason for children be less susceptible to covid infection is that children’s...

Dangers of Farmed Salmon, Fight off the Flu, Pregnancy Prenatal care info Mar 19th, 2023

  Tests on farmed salmon show that salmon is five times more toxic than any other food tested.  In animal testing studies, mice fed farmed salmon developed diabetes, and obesity, which researchers believe are related to the toxic exposures.  Pesticides and antibiotics are used in fish farming.  The worst source...

Lose Weight and be Healthier with this Technique Mar 12th, 2023

Lose weight for your health.  Covid-19 infection effects people with co-morbidities more so than people without.  Co-morbidities are underlying illnesses or diseases that a person has prior to covid infection.  Co-morbidities include but are not limited to diabetes, asthma, auto-immune disease, heart disease, cancer and even being overweight.  Even mild...

Why You Must Take Vitamin D. Plus, Hep B Vaccine Concerns Mar 5th, 2023

Vitamin D supplements, as reported on in the National Library of Medicine and the Reviews of Endocrine Metabolic Disorders journal, can cut the risk of death from covid-19 by 51% and reduce risk of admission to intensive care hospitalization by 72%.  One of the reasons for vitamin D’s success is...

Ear Bud Issues, Vaping and Smoking Increase Covid Risk Feb 26th, 2023

  Wireless ear buds increase the risk of electromagnetic field (EMF) radiation.  250 scientists worldwide have petitioned the United Nations to address this topic as EMF radiation is associated with genetic damage, learning and memory deficits, neurological disorders and cellular stress.  Protecting your hearing and lowering your EMF exposure risk...

Nail Salon Alert. Fluoride Issues. Covid Update Feb 19th, 2023

    Nail Salon Alert:  Researchers have found that consistent exposure to UV light from nail polish dryers can increase your risk of developing skin cancer on your fingers.  One single 20 minute drying session damages 20% to 30% of DNA which in turn does not repair itself.  3 consecutive...

Dangers of eating fresh water fish, Plus - Alzheimer's DX info, Pregnancy Care Feb 5th, 2023

  Freshwater fish, mostly due to chemical run off into lakes and streams from fertilizer and many other toxic substances such as PFAS, are so toxic that even eating one fish per year could be dangerous.  Fish fillets collected from US rivers, streams and lakes are loaded with PFAS.  PFAS...

Health First Chiropractic Clinic Specializes in..... Feb 2nd, 2023

Health First Chiropractic Clinics with chiropractors Dr. J. Zimmerman and Dr. JC Carr is a chiropractic clinic based in the Smithville section of Galloway, NJ with a satellite clinic in Northfield, NJ. Providing full chiropractic services specializing in pregnancy care, pediatric care of children, sports injuries, concussion management and traditional...

Dangers of Seed Oil. Arthritis Info. Vaccine News Jan 29th, 2023

Leading doctors around the world, based on the latest research, are leaning towards the hypothesis that most chronic diseases such as heart disease, cancer, diabetes, obesity, metabolic syndrome, Alzheimer’s disease and macular degeneration have a common link in their cause. The consumption of seed oil.  One noted doctor says that...

Chiropractic Health Care Jan 24th, 2023

Not many people know this, but the 1st chiropractic spinal adjustment had nothing to do with relieving back or neck pain. As a matter of fact, the first chiropractic adjustment at the time, was not performed by a chiropractor, as there was no such thing in 1895. Daniel Palmer from...

Young Athletes and Cardiac Events Jan 22nd, 2023

Over the past two years (2021 and 2022), more than 1,650 professional and amateur athletes have collapsed due to a cardiac event and 1,148 of them were fatal.  Recently, Buffalo Bills football player Damar Hamlin went into cardiac arrest on live television during a game.  A condition called commotio cordis...

Prevent and Fight off the Flu and Covid! Jan 15th, 2023

Zinc is crucial for healthy immune system response to viruses.  Zinc deficiency impairs immune function.  Zinc is very effective in decreasing the incidence of viral infection in the elderly as well. Zinc not only helps to control cell mediated immunity but it is also an antioxidant and anti-inflammatory.  It is...

Important Health Info Jan 8th, 2023

    Egg yolks are full of important vitamins (A, D, E, K), Omega 3 fats and anti-oxidants of which are not found in egg whites.  Egg whites are pure protein.  The cholesterol in egg yolks is not associated with high blood pressure or heart disease, as we have been...

Prevent Heart Disease and Colon Cancer Jan 1st, 2023

  Colon cancer is the third most diagnosed cancer in the US and the second leading cause of cancer related death.  Research shows that colonoscopies lower your risk of colorectal cancer diagnosis, but they do not reduce your risk from dying from colorectal cancer.  Research published in 2017 found that...

Prevent Covid-19!! Lower Blood Pressure Naturally Dec 26th, 2022

  According to the latest research, the covid-19 pandemic could be resolved in 30 days for about $2 per person by raising vitamin D levels among the general public.  Optimizing vitamin D levels reduce your risk of severe covid  by 90%.  In a recent study of 20 European countries, the...

Children and Germs Dec 18th, 2022

Saffron is a popular spice that has a strong, exotic aroma and a bitter taste and is used to color and flavor many Mediterranean and Asian dishes, particularly rice and fish.  Recent health research pints out that saffron may benefit conditions such as depression, memory loss, anxiety and premenstrual syndrome. ...

Tripledemic Hype, Plus Largest Study on Mask Wearing Conducted Dec 11th, 2022

  Quercetin is an extremely powerful immune system booster and has broad spectrum anti-viral properties.  Quercetin also inhibits immune system pro-inflammatory chemicals called cytokines.  This is very beneficial in severe cases of covid-19 as deadly covid is related to cytokine storm activity.  Quercetin research is plentiful and shows that quercetin...

Prevent Covid with this Supplement! Dec 4th, 2022

Thinking of shaking some salt on your food?  A new study found that decreasing the amount of additional salt added to foods is associated with a reduced risk of heart disease, heart failure and ischemic heart disease, according to a study published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology....

Sad But True Health News. Plus Pregnancy Prenatal Chiropractic Care Nov 27th, 2022

This week’s health tip is a collection of the latest health news headlines.  I apologize in advance for the upsetting news.   Glyphosate weedkillers (ingredient in Round-up and found in our food supply) induce antibiotic resistance in deadly hospital-acquired bacteria, according to a study published late last month in the journal...

Rewire Your Brain: Neuroplasticity. Plus Pregnancy and Exercise Nov 17th, 2022

It was once believed that the brain was incapable of generating new cells. Therefore, the conclusion was that the brain was incapable of healing once it had been damaged, either by injury or by disease. Brain injuries caused by concussions and blows to the head as well as the cognitive...

Chiropractor Near Me Nov 12th, 2022

In the old days of my chiropractic practice in Smithville, NJ of Galloway Township, chiropractors would have to spend tons of money on print advertisments and yellow page ads to attract patients.  Ads targeting neck pain, low back pain, sciatica, pregnancy care, headaches, concussions etc. All of this advertising has...

More Flu Prevention, Plus Pregnancy Care Info Nov 3rd, 2022

Supplementation with vitamins D and C, zinc, quercetin, and melatonin has antiviral effects, boosting immune response, and can reduce viral replication. These nutrients are necessary for a normally functioning immune system.. Zinc is a major player in the creation of the body’s DNA, helps with the growth of cells, building proteins, healing...

Prevent the Flu with This! Plus, Pregnancy Information Oct 30th, 2022

Elderberries have been used for hundreds of years for their health benefits. Elderberries are the fruit of the Sambucus tree. The plant, also known as black elderberry dates it’s discovery to 2000 B.C. in Switzerland, where there is evidence that the ancient Swiss cultivated it. Recipes using elderberries for medicinal...

Pregnancy and Allergy Symptoms Oct 24th, 2022

  Pregnancy Prenatal Chiropractic Information:  Pregnancy does not cause allergy symptoms like hay fever. Though these symptoms can develop during pregnancy, it is more than likely nasal symptoms during pregnancy which is called pregnancy rhinitis. Pregnancy rhinitis refers to inflammation of the nasal mucous membranes and can last for up...

Heart Health: Avoid The Widow Maker Oct 19th, 2022

  When back pain and neck pain occur, one of the first doctors people think of is the chiropractor.  The chiropractic affect on musculoskeletal conditions is extremely beneficial for low back pain, mid back pain and neck pain.  What the majority of the population does not realize is the effect...

Chemicals that endanger our health. Plus chiropractic pregnancy prenatal info Oct 17th, 2022

In the U.S., there are about 80,000 registered chemicals. Of these, only a few hundred have been tested for safety, and even that testing is considered inadequate by most toxicologists.  Chemicals are tested in isolation. In real world application however, chemicals are used in combination, and the few studies done...

Diabetes, Covid Fatigue, Plus Pregnancy Prenatal Chiropractic Info Oct 9th, 2022

Nearly 80 million Americans—about one in four—has diabetes or pre-diabetes.  Diabetes among children and teens is also growing at a rapid rate. The most recent data reveals that, between 2001 and 2009, type 2 diabetes among children aged 10-19 rose by 30 percent.  The evidence points to a faulty diet,...

Mushrooms for Health Plus, pregnancy prenatal info Oct 2nd, 2022

Mushrooms are very popular around the world for their use in many recipes. In the past, mushrooms were used by many ancient civilizations for medicinal purposes. Ancient Egyptians even called them the plant of immortality. In addition, they ruled the food a royalty food and banned commoners from purchasing mushrooms. ...

Is Your Tooth Brush Harming Your Health? Plus, Pregnancy and Chiropractic Info Sep 25th, 2022

Your toothbrush serves as a storage bin for microorganisms and can become contaminated with infectious organisms soon after its first use.  The contamination grows with each use thereafter, according to a systematic review of toothbrush contamination published in the journal Nursing Research and Practice.  One study found heavy contamination with...

Mushrooms for health and longevity, plus chiropractic and colic, pregnancy info Sep 17th, 2022

 Mushrooms are very popular around the world for their use in many recipes. In the past, mushrooms were used by many ancient civilizations for medicinal purposes. Ancient Egyptians even called them the plant of immortality. In addition, they ruled the food a royalty food and banned commoners from purchasing mushrooms. ...

TOP 3 Things For Health, Plus Pregnancy Prenatal care and Chiropractic fights opioid addiction Sep 10th, 2022

I would like to present to you my top 3 healthy living tips that I have personally found to be essential for every single living person on our entire planet.  If the population would adhere to the advice offered below, I am quite certain that health care costs in our country...

Migraine Headache Relief. Plus Pregnancy Prenatal Information Sep 4th, 2022

Research on migraine headaches has found that vitamin B2 – riboflavin can reduce headache frequency.  The goal of the study was to investigate the use of riboflavin for the prevention of migraines. In the study, patients received 400 mg riboflavin capsules per day. Headache frequency, duration, intensity and additional medication...

Quercetin is Amazing and a Must Have Nutrient Aug 28th, 2022

Let’s take a few paragraphs to discuss and oddly named plant flavonoid and anti-oxidant; quercetin.  Quercetin has been pushed to the forefront of nutritional supplementation news due to its anti-viral properties and the beneficial effects on fighting off covid-19.  As written about previously, quercetin acts as an ionophore.  Meaning it...

Dangers of Artificial Sweeteners. Plus Pregnancy Chiropractic Benefits Aug 21st, 2022

The business of artificial sweeteners is built on the idea that no- or low-calorie sugar substitutes will help you lose weight. Unfortunately, this simply isn’t true. Research has repeatedly shown that artificially sweetened “diet” foods and beverages tend to stimulate your appetite, increase cravings for carbs, and stimulate fat storage...

Alzheimer's Disease Prevention Aug 13th, 2022

Alzheimer's disease is the most common type of dementia. Alzheimer's is a type of dementia that affects memory, thinking and behavior. Symptoms eventually grow severe enough to interfere with daily tasks.  Symptoms include: Increased memory loss and confusion, inability to learn new things, difficulty with language and problems with reading, writing, and...

Broccoli and cancer prevention, Pregnancy Chiropractic Care Info Aug 7th, 2022

  Cruciferous vegetables have been known to have many health benefits. Cruciferous vegetables include but are not limited to broccoli, cabbage, collards, Brussels sprouts, cauliflower, kale and bok choy.  These vegetables contain several plant compounds that are important for optimal health, including powerful chemoprotective compounds that have been shown to...

Childhood Ear Infection and Chiropractic Care Aug 4th, 2022

It's all about the fluid. When fluid builds up in the ear tube due to improper drainage, bacteria develops in the fluid and this causes an infection which then leads to painful, swollen ears.  What research has taught chiropractors over the years is that tight neck muscles can exert pressure...

Tachycardia Aug 1st, 2022

Treatment for tachycardia may include specific maneuvers (Vagal maneuvers include coughing, bearing down as if having a bowel movement and putting an ice pack on the face), medication, cardioversion or surgery to control a rapid heartbeat. The goals of tachycardia treatment are to slow a rapid heartbeat when it occurs...

Does your deodorant contribute to cancer cell creation? Pregnancy news. Jul 31st, 2022

The underarm area is one of the most sensitive areas in the body (it is the go to ticklish spot for kids trying to tickle parents!).  The underarm area is also where we tend to have the most perspiration come out of our bodies when we are over heated.  The...

Prevent Skin Wrinkles! Plus, Pregnancy Prenatal Chiropractic Care Info Jul 24th, 2022

Are you worried about getting wrinkles or sagging skin?  Are your joints achy and sore?  If so, it’s time to look into collagen.  Collagen is the body’s most abundant protein.  Its job is to hold together tissues in the body and allow them to stretch and spring back and forth. ...

Tomatoes!! Tis the season for this healthy fruit. Plus, Pregnancy Prenatal Care Info Jul 17th, 2022

Time to write about tomatoes!   I was recently surfing the web for tidbits of information that I could include in my weekly health tip when I came across a great article on tomatoes.  Tomatoes were mistakenly thought to be poisonous (although the leaves are poisonous, so don’t eat them) by...

The Importance of Omega 3 Fats, Plus, Pregnancy Care info Jul 9th, 2022

Dietary fats are basically divided into two groups.  Saturated fats and unsaturated fats.  Saturated fats come from animals and unsaturated fats are plant based.  From there we can divide our fats into Omega 6 fats and Omega 3 fats.    Omega-3 fatty acids are vital to proper cell functioning and...

Lower Your Cholesterol Levels, Covid-19 Update Jul 3rd, 2022

  One of the most common topics that is discussed in my office on a patient to patient basis, is the topic of high cholesterol levels.  Many people have come to me stating that they take cholesterol lowering medications (statins), yet their cholesterol number and HDL/ LDL ratios do not...

Benefits of Incline Sleeping, Pregnancy Prenatal Information Jun 26th, 2022

A few years ago, I read research that reported how sleeping with your bed on an incline was good for your health.  So, I did it.  I lifted the head end of the bed frame about 16 inches by putting three 2x8 boards (one on top of each other) underneath...

Benefits of AC Vinegar, Plus Pregnancy Info Jun 19th, 2022

I have been writing weekly health article for the past 21 years.  That is a lot of health tips!  If I were to go back and review all of my articles, I would find quite a few repeating topics.  Some of the things I write about are too important to...

Are you drinking enough water? Jun 12th, 2022

Importance of drinking water:  If you think that you have a bit of a problem drinking enough water on a daily basis, you are probably right.  Even worse is the lack of water that children are that is occurring with children.  According to recent statistics that I have found on...

The benefits of eating nuts! Chiropractic and childhood ear infections Jun 5th, 2022

Dr. J’s Health Tip of the Week:  Nuts to you!!!  According to the latest nutritional research, people who ate at least 1/3 oz of nuts per day had an average 23 percent reduced risk of death due to cancer, diabetes, respiratory and neurodegenerative disease during a decade –long study.  Previous...

The Top Neck and Back Pain Treatments May 29th, 2022

One of the most common problems that affect our health is back pain. As much as 80% of the US population has experienced back pain at one point during their lives.  Most of the time the problem is caused by poor posture, repetitive movements and improper lifting habits.  Less common...

How to Fight Fatigue and Low Energy levels, Plus Pregnancy Info May 22nd, 2022

How to Conquer Fatigue and Low Energy  Being tired and exhausted is one of the most common complaints in society today.  To address fatigue and low energy, you need to improve mitochondrial energy production.  Mitochondria are miniature organs within your body’s cells.  Mitochondria are the powerhouses of the cells.  Mitochondria use...

Skin Cancer and Sun Exposure, Pregnancy Prenatal Care Info May 15th, 2022

Hopefully, we have put this foul unlike spring weather behind us and we can start thinking of warmer temperatures and sunny skies.  That being said, with warmer weather comes more sun exposure. Skin cancer is a huge problem.  The problem begins with sun exposure.  This is where the topic can...

Can Cracking Knuckles Cause Arthritis? Plus, Pregnancy info, Covid Vaccine Research Published May 8th, 2022

As a chiropractor, I am often asked two questions.  The first is, “What is that noise that occurs when my spine is adjusted?” And number two, “Will cracking my knuckles give me arthritis?”   Years ago, the common belief was that the sound your joints make when “cracked” is due to...

Boost Immune System with Elderberry, Pregnancy Chiropractic Info May 1st, 2022

Even though flu season doesn’t last all year, It is looking like the covid-19 virus is not being confined to a season and will be a continuous year-long problem.  Being proactive is much better than reactive.  If you wait until you are sick to help yourself to prevent getting sick,...

CBD for Chronic Pain Relief in Conjunction with Chiropractic Care May 1st, 2022

CBD for Chronic Pain Relief in Conjunction with Chiropractic Care By Tina Richardson (for Health First Chiropractic Clinics) It’s a known fact that many people in our tech-driven society spend most of their hours stationary; at work, most of the day is spent behind a desk, and the process of...

Antibiotic Dangers, Pregnancy Prenatal Care Information Apr 24th, 2022

Antibiotics are possibly the greatest discover of all time. Medication that attacks and destroys harmful bacteria in the body at a time when the body is not able to do it on its own is a wonderful thing.  Antibiotics have saved countless lives and are one of the most important...

Top 10 Healthiest Foods, Pregnancy Prenatal Care Info Apr 17th, 2022

For this week’s health tip, I will list the generally considered top 10 healthiest foods of all time.  Here we go.  1. Avocados, which are actually classified as a fruit, are low in fructose and rich in healthy monounsaturated fat and potassium, and research has confirmed the avocado's ability to...

Exercise Benefits for Longevity, Chiropractic and Allergies, Pregnancy Care Apr 10th, 2022

Exercise is widely considered to be the answer for weight loss, heart disease and diabetes prevention and overall health.  When the topic of cancer comes up, exercise is not usually mentioned as a treatment or preventative tool.  According to recent research, exercise can help lower your risk of cancer; help...

Pet Health, Plus Vaccination Autism Statistics, Pregnancy Info Apr 3rd, 2022

I am going to do something different with this week’s health tip.  This week’s health tip will focus on pets. Each year, tens of thousands of pet parents reach out to their veterinarian or an animal poison control hotline because they know or suspect their pet has ingested a toxic...

Apple Cider Vinegar for Health Mar 27th, 2022

I have always been a big proponent of apple cider vinegar and have written many times on its health benefits.  According to my research on vinegar, it is said to have been discovered around 5000 BC, when unattended grape juice turned into wine and then vinegar. Originally used as a...

Less Light, More Sleep. Plus Pregnancy Prenatal Chiropractic Care, Covid-19 update Mar 20th, 2022

According to new research, sleeping with dim light in your bedroom at night raises blood sugar and heart rate. The dim light entered the eyelids and disrupted sleep despite the fact that participants slept with their eyes closed, said study author Dr. Phyllis Zee, director of the Center for Circadian...

Everyone Needs This Vitamin In Their Medicine Cabinet!! Mar 13th, 2022

Vitamin C is the one of the most essential vitamins that every family should have in their medicine cabinet as a treatment for the viruses that cause colds, flu and respiratory infections.  My conclusions are based on research that I have been studying for over 30 years on the effectiveness...

French Fries Bad? Covid-19 Update, Pregnancy News Mar 6th, 2022

McDonald’s  is a great place, French fries in your face, ketchup up your nose, pickles between your toes.  Yes, that little diddy is still around.  I used to sing it to my kids every time we drove by a McDonald’s in town.  That being said, McDonald’s has made the news...

How I would save professional wrestling Mar 3rd, 2022

How I Would Save Professional Wrestling   I am a pro wrestling fan.  A big fan.  I first came across professional wrestling as a 10 year old in the early 1970’s.  Every Saturday afternoon I would watch the World Wide Wrestling Federation (WWWF) television shows from Pennsylvania.  Before going to...

The Importance of Adrenal Gland Support Feb 27th, 2022

The adrenal glands are small structures attached to the top of each kidney. The human body has two adrenal glands that release chemicals called hormones into the bloodstream. These hormones affect many parts of the human body including regulating your metabolism, immune system, blood pressure, response to stress and other...

Four Factors That Will Shorten Your Life Span Feb 20th, 2022

Four factors that will shorten your lifespan are excessive sugar consumption, artificial sweeteners, trans fats, and vitamin D deficiency.  A diet high in sugar (which includes processed fructose and grains) causes a host of health problems that can take years off your life, including obesity, diabetes, and heart disease.  Many...

Covid-19, 3 years in. Feb 13th, 2022

Now that we are officially moving into our third year of the coronavirus pandemic, the opportunity to look back into covid-19 management is easier than predicting the future course of the disease.  As they say, hind sight is 20/20.  I recently came across a document that I found very interesting. ...

Should Exercise be prescribed? Plus Covid-19 update Feb 6th, 2022

The most used tool in the medical doctors office is the prescription pad.  In 2021, 4.9 billion prescriptions were filled in the United States for drugs and medications.  Add in prescriptions for diagnostic testing, lab work and physical therapy and the number of prescriptions increases substantially.  With all of the...

5G Network, Not just About Airline Safety...Health Concerns Jan 30th, 2022

A lot of news headlines were made the past few weeks concerning the cellular 5G wireless rollout for all of our high tech needs.  The news reported on the concerns the airlines have with airports being close to the 5G cellular towers and possible disruption of the airplanes landing capabilities. ...

Caring For Childhood Ear Infections with Chiropractic Jan 27th, 2022

Acute Otitis Media or middle ear infection is a painful condition for children and for their parents who have to watch their child suffer.  Ear infections result from fluid build-up in the inner ear.  If the fluid cannot drain, bacteria may grow in the ear fluid and cause an infection....

How To Tell The Difference Between a Heart Attack and a Panic Attack, Plus Covid-19 Updates Jan 23rd, 2022

A much bigger issue than the pandemic, but rarely discussed health problem is anxiety and stress related disorders.  As our society has advanced to a more technologically based way of working and interacting with each other, cases of anxiety, depression, stress and other mental health issues have sky rocketed.  The...

Infants, Babies and Chiropractic Care Jan 18th, 2022

Infants, babies and small children are all born with the same spine and nervous system that we have as adults.  Just the same as adult spines, the "wee smaller" spines can also be subjected to stresses that can lead to subtle misalignments. In one study conducted my medical doctors, published...

You Need K with D!! Plus, Covid-19 Update, Pregnancy Case Report Jan 16th, 2022

Any conversation concerning the health benefits of vitamin D3 most include a discussion of vitamin K2 and the mineral magnesium.  Out of all the topics I have written about in the last 25 years of weekly articles, the most written about topic is the virtues of vitamin D3.  Not only...

Forward Head Posture (Text Neck) and How it Relates to Back Pain Jan 11th, 2022

The Relationship Between Forward Head Posture and Low Back Pain    In today’s world, forward head posture is more prevalent than ever. When a person maintains good posture, their head aligns vertically with the spine. Forward head posture (FHP) occurs when a person is leaning their head forward, out of...

Is the Pandemic Ending? Jan 9th, 2022

A hot topic question that I am being ask a lot is this, “Is the coronavirus pandemic on its last legs and coming to an eventual end?”  I have written in past articles and cited research articles that state the longer viruses are around they mutate into different variants to...

Even More Pregnancy and Chiropractic Care Information Jan 7th, 2022

Once pregnant, the center of gravity of the body's core area begins to change.  With the first trimester comes rapid developement, hormonal changes, ligament softening and subtle shifts in weight bearing skeletal structures like the hips and pelvis.  This can lead to the many aches and discomforts of pregnancy which...

More Pregnancy and Chiropractic Info Jan 6th, 2022

More and more women are discovering the many benefits associated with chiropractic care in pregnancy. The most common complaint where women seek chiropractic care in pregnancy is for low back pain.  84% of patients receiving spinal manipulative therapy reported relief of back pain during pregnancy. There was significantly less likelihood...

Chiropractic and Health Jan 5th, 2022

 Here is a analogy. Think of how the inside of your body works as if your body was a lightbulb.  The brighter the light, the healthier you are.  Much light equals optimal function, performance and health.  Less light equals poor function, distress and ill health. Chiropractic care, specifically the spinal...

The Problem with Antibiotics, Covid-19 Update, Pregnancy Info Jan 2nd, 2022

When the conversation turns to a health care crisis, the first thing that comes up is the coronavirus.  Prior to the pandemic, the most common hot health crisis topics discussed were the seasonal flu, ebola virus in Africa and how obesity is the leading cause of disease in the United...

Top 3 Things to Do For Health in 2022 Dec 31st, 2021

As 2021 comes to a close, I would like to present to you my top 3 healthy living tips that I have personally found to be essential for every single living person on our entire planet.  If the population would adhere to the advice offered below, I am quite certain...

Inflammation: A Major Cause of Disease Dec 29th, 2021

Most people think of inflammation as the byproduct of a muscular injury, tendonitis or bursitis.  A large, puffy, swollen body part is what usually accompanies these conditions.  There is another type of inflammation.  And in the overall scheme of things, this type of inflammation is much more important to the...

Benefits of Green Tea Dec 27th, 2021

High-quality tea—green tea in particular—contain polyphenol antioxidants that are recognized for their disease prevention and anti-aging properties.  Powerful polyphenols found in green tea has been shown to positively impact a number of illnesses and conditions, including cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and cancer.  A recent review of 25 studies concluded that long-term...

Heart Attacks and the Chiropractic Connection Dec 27th, 2021

I recently came across an article of most interest to me concerning heart attacks.  In the article written by Thomas Cowan, M.D., he sites research that says that most heart attacks are likely caused by an imbalance in your central nervous system (CNS) and your autonomic (or unconscious) nervous system...

Omicron Variant...Much ado about nothing? Or is there cause for concern? Dec 19th, 2021

This week I would like to address the Omicron variant of the coronavirus.  As you are aware, unless you have been living under a rock, the news outlets are non-stop reporting on this variant and from what I have seen, the stories tend to lean towards sensationalized reporting.  The one...

Ingredient in Hot Dogs - Cancer? Covid-19 Update, Pregnancy Care Dec 9th, 2021

 Sodium nitrite is a synthetic preservative added to meats like hot dogs and deli meat to help them maintain that nice pink color. The problem is, in the presence of heat—especially high heat—nitrites can combine with amines in processed meat to form nitrosamines, and these are carcinogenic. Nitrosamines inflict cellular...

Covid-19 Natural Immunity and Vaccine Mandates, Pregnancy Information Dec 5th, 2021

While browsing through the Saturday morning television channels (my rugby season and fishing have ended, what else to do?), I stopped on the Smerconish show at the perfect time as he was discussing vaccine mandates and covid natural immunity.  I am curious on this subject when it is presented on...

Lose Weight with Time Restricted Eating, Pregnancy Care, Covid-19 update Nov 28th, 2021

I am a healthy eater.  I don’t eat sweets (no candy, ice cream, soft drinks), I only have desert on holidays (usually pie).  I’m not a junk food eater (unless the snack is 100% all natural with zero trans fats or corn syrup) and only then it may be one...

Wellness Chiropractic Care Nov 22nd, 2021

Wellness Chiropractic Chiropractic has long been known by many to help with pain and injury. Chiropractic can absolutely help with all sorts of pain and injuries from sports work or daily life. The issue is if you are only seeking chiropractic care when you are hurting you are missing the...

Dangers of Food Additives, Pregancy /Prenatal Care, Covid Update Nov 20th, 2021

Growing up, I was a huge fan of Mad magazine, the monthly comic satire.  The lead character from Mad magazine once said, “We are living in a world today where lemonade is made from artificial flavors and furniture polish is made from real lemons.”  ~Alfred E. Newman.   As we, the...

7 Steps to Happier Life, Plus Covid-19 update and Pregnancy News Nov 14th, 2021

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...

Covid-19 and Children - Vaccination Information, Plus Pregnancy and Chiropractic Nov 7th, 2021

This week I will address the issue of the Covid-19 virus and Covid-19 vaccination of children. On November 1st federal health officials and the Center for Disease Control voted to give final approval for the Covid-19 vaccination in young children. News outlets everywhere are reporting on the availability of the...

Benefits of Tea; Covid Update, Pregancy Chiropractic Care Oct 31st, 2021

Studies have found that some teas may help with cancer, heart disease and diabetes; encourage weight loss and lower cholesterol; and bring about mental alertness. Tea also appears to have antimicrobial qualities.  The health benefits connected to the drinking of teas may be related to the high content of bioactive ingredients such...

Weight Loss, Covid-19 Update and Pregnancy Info Oct 24th, 2021

Health Tip of the Week:  In the last 3-4 years, advances in the study of nutrition and weight loss have blasted off like a rocket into outer space.  Old methods and theories are being disproved at an amazing rate.  Conventional weight loss recommendations have been shown to not only contribute...

Pregnancy Prenatal Chiropractic Care Video Oct 17th, 2021

Here is the link for our video series   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ri_u8XtI0uM

Dangers of Vegetable Oil, Pregnancy Care, Covid-19 Update Oct 17th, 2021

Have you ever heard the term seed oil?  The “duh” definition of seed oil is oils made from seeds.  We commonly call these oils vegetable oils.  The most common seed oils are canola oil, corn oil, sunflower seed oil, grapeseed, safflower and cotton seed. The most popular seed / vegetable...

Immune response to viruses. Pregnancy care. Covid-19 update Oct 10th, 2021

As we head into mid fall, it is the time of year when I discuss improving your body’s response to the seasonal viruses that circulate around us.  The Covid-19 virus that has haunted us the past year and a half provided me with many opportunities to share with you ways...

Pregnancy and the Covid-19 vaccine Oct 2nd, 2021

Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System data released Friday by the CDC included a total of 752,803 reports of adverse events from all age groups following COVID vaccines, including 15,937 deaths and 105,758 serious injuries between Dec. 14, 2020 and Sept. 24, 2021. “CDC strongly recommends COVID-19 vaccination either before or...

Colds, Flu, Covid and Vitamin D. Covid-19 Update, Pregnancy Prenatal Info Oct 1st, 2021

As the seasons change and the weather turns from warm to colder, the days get shorter with less health boosting sunshine.  In a pre-emptive strike on the cold and flu season (and more importantly, the Covid-19 virus), now is the time to pay attention to your body’s immune system needs. ...

Pumpkin Health Benefits. Pregnancy Info. Covid-19 Update Sep 26th, 2021

It’s that time of the year.  Pumpkin time.  Pumpkin bread, pumpkin muffins, pumpkin coffee, pumpkin beer and most importantly, pumpkin pie. Pumpkins were found in central America over 7,500 years ago.  Oddly enough they were not given their named until 1584, by a French explorer who reported finding “Gros melons,”...

Mercury Dental Fillings - Bad. Covid-19 update, Pregnancy Prenatal Care Info Sep 19th, 2021

There are a lot of awareness days and weeks in the United States.  For instance we have serious events like Childhood Cancer Awareness Week, Movember for prostate cancer awareness and Breast Cancer Awareness Month.  We also have light hearted events like National Punctuation Day, National Pancake Day and my favorite…Beer...

Tea Time. Benefits of Tea Drinking, Covid-19 Update Sep 12th, 2021

High-quality tea—green tea in particular—contain polyphenol antioxidants that are recognized for their disease prevention and anti-aging properties.  Powerful polyphenols found in green tea has been shown to positively impact a number of illnesses and conditions, including cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and cancer.  A recent review of 25 studies concluded that long-term...

Artificial zero calorie sweeteners can cause weight gain. Plus Covid-19 update Sep 5th, 2021

Artificial sweeteners are very attractive to the general public.  These sweeteners have zero calories. The business of artificial sweeteners is built on the idea that no- or low-calorie sugar substitutes will help you lose weight. Unfortunately, this simply isn’t true. Research has repeatedly shown that artificially sweetened “diet” foods and...

Top 10 Healthiest Foods, Plus Covid-19 Update Aug 29th, 2021

  Here is a list of what is generally considered to be the top 10 healthiest foods.  1. Avocados, which are actually classified as a fruit, are low in fructose and rich in healthy monounsaturated fat and potassium, and research has confirmed the avocado's ability to benefit vascular function and...

Knuckle Cracking...Good or bad? Aug 24th, 2021

Dr. J’s Health Tip of the Week:  As a chiropractor, I am often asked two questions.  The first is, “What is that noise that occurs when my spine is adjusted?” And number two, “Will cracking my knuckles give me arthritis?”   Years ago, the common belief was that the sound your...

New Info on Exercise (including routine), Plus Covid-19 Update Aug 22nd, 2021

Startling research coming out of Stanford University may change how you think about exercise. One exercise session, lasting 8-12 minutes led to changes in 9,815 molecules in the body. Bare in mind that this was not an exercise session like walking down the block , riding a bike or even...

Metabolism Questions Answered, Plus Covid-19 Update Aug 15th, 2021

Metabolism is defined as all of the chemical processes that go on continuously inside your body to keep you alive and have your organs functioning normally, such as breathing, repairing cells and digesting food. These chemical processes require energy. Energy comes from the food we eat.  Calories are measurements of the...

High Cholesterol, statins or diet? Covid-19 Update Aug 8th, 2021

One of the most common topics that is discussed in my office on a patient to patient basis, is the topic of high cholesterol levels.  Many people have come to me stating that they take cholesterol lowering medications (statins), yet their cholesterol number and HDL/ LDL ratios do not change....

Joint Health With Hyaluronic Acid, Plus CDC Covid-19 Contradictions Aug 1st, 2021

Hyaluronic acid (also known as hyaluronan) is a polysaccharide found in nearly every cell in your body. Its main function is to reduce friction in your joints to keep them moving smoothly, as well as keeping your eyes lubricated.  It's also a critical part of your skin, acting as a...

B12 Deficiency. Covid-19 Early Treatment Protocol Jul 25th, 2021

Vitamin B12 is a water soluble vitamin, meaning that it is not stored in the body.  It is also an essential vitamin that your body cannot manufacture itself.  B12 needs to be consumed every day.  Why you ask?  B12 has a major role in most body functions and helps to...

Latest Health News, Plus Covid-19 Update. Jul 18th, 2021

This week’s health tip will touch upon the latest health news headlines.    Processed meat served at fast food restaurants, such as meat, chicken and fish do not just contain meat.  Additives such as textured vegetable protein and soy product are paced in the meats to make them cheaper to...

The Dangers of Glyphosate, Covid-19 Update Jul 11th, 2021

Glyphosate  is a broad-spectrum herbicide used to destroy unwanted plants like weeds. One of the main reasons for its development is to kill weeds and grasses that compete with crops. It was discovered by Monsanto chemist John E. Franz in 1970. In the mid 1970’s Monsanto made glyphosate commercially available...

Mushrooms for Health / Covid-19 Update Jul 3rd, 2021

What did the mushroom say to the other mushroom? “You’re a fun guy!”  Mushrooms are a rich, low calorie source of fiber, protein, and antioxidants. They may also mitigate the risk of developing serious health conditions, such as Alzheimer's, heart disease, cancer, and diabetes. They're also great sources of the antioxidant selenium. Antioxidants...

Ultra-processed foods are harmful. Covid-19 Update Jun 26th, 2021

Ultraprocessed foods are foods and beverages that have 5 or more industrial formulations in their manufacturing.  Industrial formulations are a mixture of chemicals that do not chemically react.  Common industrial formulations are not just used in food manufacturing.  They are also the foundation of other products we use daily like...

Dangerous effects of Sun Block Lotions, Covid-19 Vaccination Info Jun 19th, 2021

As we enter the summer season, spending time outdoors, it is essential to pay attention to sun exposure.  A healthy amount of natural sun exposure is very good for you.  The rays from the sun allow the body to created vitamin D, an essential vitamin known to strengthen teeth and...

Vitamin D and Opioid Addiction, Plus Covid19 Update Jun 13th, 2021

More good news concerning vitamin D.  Vitamin D is an essential nutrient that is manufactured in our body with by exposure to sunlight.  Vitamin D  helps to strengthen bones and teeth.  Over the last decade or so, Vitamin D has been shown to have many immune system enhancing components, making...

Dangerous Food Additives Continued. PLUS COVID-19 Updates Jun 6th, 2021

My ongoing discussion of food additives continues with BHA and BHT (formally known as Butylated hydroxyanisole and Butylated Hydroxytoluene.  BHA and BHT are preservatives that affects the neurological system of your brain, and alters behavior.  BHA has the potential to cause cancer. They can be found in breakfast cereal, nut...

More dangerous food preservatives, PLUS Covid-19 vaccine update May 30th, 2021

Sodium nitrite is a synthetic preservative added to meats like hot dogs and deli meats to help them maintain that nice pink color. In the presence of heat—especially high heat—nitrites can combine with amines in processed meat to form nitrosamines, and these are carcinogenic.  Amines are a chemical compound derived...

Lower Dementia Risk, Plus Covid Vaccine Risk Stats May 23rd, 2021

As we grow older, it seems our bodies begin to speak to us a little bit more.  This communication gives us clues as to how we are feeling and sometimes how rough aging can be.  Aches, pains and internal stuff like digestion, blood pressure, cholesterol all were not a big...

Dangers of Food Additives, Plus Covid-19 Vaccine Update May 15th, 2021

Health Tip of the Week:  Dangers of Food AdditivesAs we, the food consumers, become more health conscious and make healthy food choices, we are starting to pay attention to processed ingredients.  We are choosing foods with less sugar, organic ingredients and healthier fats.  There is one aspect to processed food...

The 8 Essentials of Health. May 9th, 2021

The obvious aspects of health are the physical, emotional and mental well-being parts.  It goes without saying, eating correctly, exercising and being happy largely contribute to being healthy.  Let’s take a moment to discuss other facets or dimensions to being healthy.   Intellectual health is the expansion of knowledge and...

As we turn the corner in USA, here are your Covid-19 Facts May 2nd, 2021

Here we are heading into the summer season.  This time last year, I was fairly confident that the coronavirus would be coming to and end and life would be returning to normal by early fall.  I was wrong.  The virus picked up sone steam and continued to be a big...

Dandelions: To Weed or Not To Weed? Apr 25th, 2021

It is hard to find someone who doesn’t enjoy a thick, green grass lawn.  People spend hours per week making sure their lawn is the best in the neighborhood.  Cutting, trimming, weeding, fertilizing and watering all to make your lawn look great.  A large percentage of people use professional landscapers...

Did you have pandemic weight gain? Apr 11th, 2021

One of the biggest issues (no pun intended) that I have come across in my practice during the Covid-19 pandemic has been body weight gain.  Many of my patients complain that they have put on weight during the pandemic lock down and social distancing regulations.  Less regular exercise combined with...

Regular Exercise Equals Disease Prevention Apr 3rd, 2021

Exercise is widely considered to be the answer for weight loss, heart disease and diabetes prevention and overall health.  When the topic of cancer comes up, exercise is not usually mentioned as a treatment or preventative tool.  According to recent research, exercise can help lower your risk of cancer; help...

How Cow Farts are Damaging the Environment Mar 28th, 2021

According to scientists globally, one of the biggest contributors to climate change is methane gas, 2nd only to carbon dioxide (CO2).  Methane gas comes from two sources, natural and man-made. The man-made methane gas emissions are components of the oil and gas industry. Thus the push for energy alternatives to...

Death Rate linked to Lifestyle Choices Mar 21st, 2021

Here is a very interesting statistic to start this week’s health tip.  Tobacco use in the United States has caused an estimated 500,000 preventable deaths in 2020. The number of tobacco related deaths is just under the same amount of deaths caused by the covid-19 pandemic. This is an amazing...

Covid-19 Vaccination Information Mar 14th, 2021

One of the most difficult topics for me to write about is the subject of vaccines.  Not that the topic itself is tough to write about, there is a ton of information to choose from.  What makes the topic difficult is that the reader response sometimes can be a bit...

Eat Vegetables, Live Longer Mar 7th, 2021

Eat your veggies.  Heard that a lot during childhood.  As a kid, I was never a big fan.  My favorite vegetable was corn.  And corn isn’t even a vegetable, it’s a grain.  Forget peas, carrots, string beans etc.  Disgusting.  I don’t know about you, I am in my late 50’s,...

Good News Concerning Coronavirus....Finally Feb 28th, 2021

It’s about time that I report on some good news related to the coronavirus pandemic.  Covid-19 cases across the country reached a peak in mid-January.  In February, the World Health Organization changed their lab testing parameters for Covid-19 testing.  The WHO raised the value as to what constitutes a positive...

The Importance of Zinc Concerning Viral Replication Feb 21st, 2021

The science of geology has taught us about minerals.  When we think of minerals in nature we typically think of rocks. Minerals are a solid chemical compound that occurs naturally.  Minerals are also found in foods that we eat.  There are 13 minerals that are considered essential in our diet...

Covid-19 and Glyphosate. How are they connected? Feb 14th, 2021

For this week’s article, I am going to take a slight break from providing Covid-19 information.  I say slight because I will be able to circle around and link this week’s topic back to covid-19 risk factors.  One of the major chemical contaminants that has a huge, but silent impact...

What are Covid-19 cases on the decline? Here is why. Feb 7th, 2021

In the beginning of January 2021, the World Health Organization (WHO) announced that it was changing its covid-19 lab testing parameters.  The new lab protocols were to change the cycle threshold of the polymerase chain reaction from 45 CTs to 35 CTs.  The World Health Organization found that 45 cycle...

Covid-19 and High Blood Pressure Jan 29th, 2021

The major issue with contracting Covid-19 has to do with comorbidities.  Comorbidities are the simultaneous presence of two or more diseases or medical conditions in a patient.  Comorbidities increase your odds of having a tough time recovering from the coronavirus. Comorbidities are the leading cause of death concerning covid -19. ...

Covid-19 vaccination Statistics as per CDC website Jan 24th, 2021

Lately, In my practice as a chiropractor, one of the most common questions I am asked about on a daily basis is my opinion on the Covid-19 vaccine.  Patients ask me if they should get it, not get it or wait for more time to go by before getting it. ...

Early Exercise Sessions and Melatonin Production: Cancer Risk Reduction Jan 17th, 2021

Good news for early risers who exercise in the morning.  The International Journal of Cancer recently published a study conducted at the Barcelona Institute for Global Health that found that exercise early in the day boosts the metabolic body clock, helping to suppress disease.  Close to 3000 people who worked...

Coronavirus Treatment That Can Save Your Life Jan 10th, 2021

There is an old saying about beating a dead horse.  It basically means bringing up or talking about subject matter that has been previously settled.  The topic that I want to write about today should be a settled topic, but its not.  Like breathing and gravity, this topic should be...

Stay Away From This Unhealthy Sweetener Jan 3rd, 2021

High fructose corn syrup is an industrial food product and far from “natural” or a naturally occurring substance. It is extracted from corn stalks through a believe it or not, “secret process.”  That alone should raise some eyebrows. Once the sugars are extracted, what remains is High Fructose Corn Syrup...

Forget Toilet Paper...Hoard This Important Item!! Dec 27th, 2020

During this pandemic, all sorts of hording has been taking place.  Toilet paper, paper towels, tissues, cleaning supplies and disinfectants to name a few.  I am not a fan of hoarding these things and would never suggest that you do. But today I am going to encourage you to hoard...

Top 3 Healthy Living Tips for 2020 and Beyond Dec 20th, 2020

As 2020 comes to a close, I would like to present to you my top 3 healthy living tips that I have personally found to be essential for every single living person on our entire planet.  If the population would adhere to the advice offered below, I am quite certain that...

Healthy Habits for the Holidays Dec 13th, 2020

Now that Christmas and New Year’s day are rapidly approaching I decided to do some research on healthy holiday habits.  Interestingly enough, a lot of my research led to articles written in previous years with no pandemic to trouble us. In this week’s health tip I will share healthy holiday...

Coronavirus....Here we go again Dec 6th, 2020

When I first started writing and filming informational videos on my YouTube channel, Doc J Zimmerman back in March about the coronavirus, I never in my wildest dreams thought that I would be still writing about this topic in December.  I was optimistic that by the summer season, the viral...

Eating Pumpkin is good for you! Nov 29th, 2020

For me, one image more than any sums up the fall season.  The pumpkin.  Big ones, small ones, decorative pumpkins, pumpkins for pies and pumpkin ale. Now that Thanksgiving is over, here are some pumpkin facts to fuel your fall pumpkin anticipation for next year.  While you may think southern...

The Importance of Zinc and Quercetin During Pandemic Nov 22nd, 2020

Are you missing something vital for flu and covid-19 protection?   If you have been reading my weekly columns, you should know about the importance of vitamin D3 and K for immune system health.  You should know that vitamin C is anti-viral and anti-bacterial and if taken in multiple dosages daily...

Scream to Reduce Stress (I know you want to, here is why you can!) Nov 15th, 2020

 I am sure I am not the only one who has heard this before.  Many various unverified sources over the years have told me that people who hold their anger, tension and stress on the inside of their body are heart attacks waiting to happen.  And the people who vent...

Healthy News for YOU!! Nov 8th, 2020

This week’s health tip is a hodge podge of healthy news to benefit your body.  High-quality tea—green tea in particular—contain polyphenol antioxidants that are recognized for their disease prevention and anti-aging properties.  Powerful polyphenols found in green tea has been shown to positively impact a number of illnesses and conditions,...

Vitamin D3: Game changer for the Covid-19 Pandemic and Flu season? Nov 1st, 2020

A new study published in the Journal of Endocrinology and Metabolism found that 80% of the 200 patients admitted to the hospital with the coronavirus were deficient in vitamin D.  Another study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association found an association with vitamin D deficiency and the...

Chiropractor takes a stand on mask wearing Oct 25th, 2020

When you hear the word aerosol you are most likely to think of a spray can such as Lysol, Right Guard deodorant or Rust-Oleum paint. Rightly so, because the word aerosol is defined as a suspension of fine solid particles or liquid droplets in air or another gas. Exactly what the...

What You Need To Do Now For Winter Time CoVid-19 Oct 16th, 2020

It looks like things are starting to get interesting again concerning the coronavirus pandemic.  Case numbers are on the upswing in almost all 50 states and some states are seeing the highest number of new cases and hospitalizations since April.  The scary part is that a few Midwest city hospitals...

Mammograms may not be the best thing for your breast health Oct 11th, 2020

I recently learned of a documentary on a topic that has mystified me for many years.  The documentary is called “Boobs: The War on Women’s Breasts.”  The documentary tackles the topic of mammograms and how they may be more harmful then good for women’s health.  Over the years, I was...

Exercise, Happiness and Success Oct 4th, 2020

We all know the benefits of exercising on a regular basis.  Exercise tones your muscles, strengthens your bones, picks up your metabolism, enhances cardiovascular system health and manages bodyweight.  Plus, lots of other good things that affect your physical health.  Now we can add two more things to the list. ...

UV Light For Killing Viruses Sep 27th, 2020

Studies are now confirming that UV light kills many types of viruses, germs and other bugs that can cause illness (including coronavirus).  A study published in the American Journal of Virus Control showed that 99.7% of SARS-COV-2 viral culture were killed with 30 seconds of UV light exposure.  More studies...

Meatless meat? Is it good for you? Sep 20th, 2020

Meatless meat and lab grown meat:   As one walks through the supermarket, it is very difficult not to notice all of the new meatless meat options. “Meatless” beef, chicken, pork and even fish are available in a wide variety of flavors and recipes.  If you are a vegetarian, this...

Long Term Health Benefits to Intermittent Fasting A.K.A Time Restricted Eating Sep 12th, 2020

More evidence that intermittent fasting is not only an excellent way to lose weight, but is actually good for your overall health.  Intermittent fasting is a form of calorie restriction where all eating is only done in a 6 to 8 hour window.  The clock starts after you put your...

Inflammation Sep 7th, 2020

Most people think of inflammation as the byproduct of a muscular injury, tendonitis or bursitis.  A large, puffy, swollen body part is what usually accompanies these conditions.  There is another type of inflammation.  And in the overall scheme of things, this type of inflammation is much more important to the...

The Benefits of Activated Charcoal In Your Medicine Cabinet Aug 29th, 2020

Back in the day, before propane gas grills became the backyard norm, grilling food was done on an open flame with charcoal and lighter fluid.  I have vivid memories of my dad lighting the grill at our backyard barbecues.  Spraying lighter fluid onto the charcoal and throwing a match into...

Boosting your child's immune system during a pandemic school year Aug 23rd, 2020

A study conducted at the University of Oregon found that senior citizens who took a daily multivitamin and mineral supplement that contained decent amounts of zinc and vitamin C on a regular basis, when becoming sick, were sick for shorter periods of time and had less severe symptoms then the...

Immunity and Covid-19. What you need to know. Aug 16th, 2020

I spend a lot of time talking and writing about immune system health and the support needed to help your immune system function at an optimal level.  For this health tip, I will discuss the ins and outs of the immune system and how it is related to what we...

Vitamin C's Role In Fighting Viruses Aug 9th, 2020

In my opinion (which is based on tons of research over decades from leading scientists around the world), vitamin C is one of the most important and misunderstood vitamins ever discovered.  Important because it is a vitamin that has anti-bacterial, anti-viral and anti-cancer properties.  It should be included in every...

CoVid-19 and Vitamin D, The Importance of D! Aug 2nd, 2020

  Once again the conversation turns to the importance of vitamin D.  Recent research shows that patients with Covid-19 whose serum vitamin D level was between 20ng/ml and 30ng/ml had a seven times greater risk of dying from the coronavirus then those with vitamin D levels above 30ng/ml.  There was...

Healthy News Jul 26th, 2020

Today’s health tip is going to be broken up into bit size pieces for your consumption!! Strengthening and improving how your metabolism works can help you to prevent CoVid-19 virus and many other diseases.  Intermittent fasting, time restricted eating, exercise and eating whole foods all help your metabolism function at...

My Definitive Guide to the Coronavirus and Protecting Yourself From CoVid-19 Jul 19th, 2020

In my ongoing quest to find you the most up-to-date and accurate information on the coronavirus (and to help lower your odds of contracting and if acquiring the virus, lowering the severity), I have put together a virus guide that you can use to keep yourself and your family healthy...

The Importance of a Multi-vitamin During This CoVid-19 Pandemic Jul 5th, 2020

During this viral pandemic, more and more people are becoming interested in learning healthy habits to keep their body functioning at an optimal level. Whether it is out of fear of catching the virus or not, it is definitely a good idea.  I have talked to many of my patients...

CoVid-19. What do we need to do next? Jun 28th, 2020

COVid-19.  What do we need to do now?   Way back in the year 1918, the world was struck with a very serious flu virus.  This virus quickly turned into a pandemic and killed thousands and thousands of people worldwide. A century later we are in a similar situation, albeit not quite...

Lose Belly Fat With This Style of Workout Jun 21st, 2020

Do you want to flatten your belly and lose weight?  It may be time to rethink your exercise program.  The Journal of Sports Medicine and Physical Fitness recently published a study that shed light on the best way to flatten your stomach.  No, it’s not stopping eating (though that’s a...

Things to Remember Concerning CoVid-19 and the Reopening of our Country Jun 14th, 2020

As our state begins to open up in phases to normalcy from the CoVid-19 pandemic, it is important to remember a few things to build your body’s immune resistance and maintain your health.  Please remember the virus is still out there.  New cases are becoming less and less in our...

Vitamin C for Virus Protection and Overall Health Jun 7th, 2020

Chiropractic is a 100% natural, drug free branch of the health care professions.  As a practicing chiropractor with loads of experience, I have a distinct viewpoint and philosophy om drugs and medications.  The ultimate goal for health is to completely avoid taking drugs and medications.  That being said, there is...

Opening up from CoVid-19 May 31st, 2020

Concerning the coronavirus pandemic, it must be said that Southern New Jersey has done pretty well with mitigating the spread of CoVid-19.  Atlantic County has a total population of 263,670 people.  Of the 263,670 people that live in Atlantic County, as of this writing, 2265 people contracted the coronavirus. Sadly,...

34-40% of CoVid-19 patients are asymptomatic May 24th, 2020

Many of our United States are heading towards opening up and loosening stay at home orders for the CoVid-19 pandemic.  It is important to note as we re-accustom ourselves to getting out in public and doing more activities, a recent Center for Disease Control report stated that 35-40 % of...

Protecting against the cytokine storm May 17th, 2020

Since hurricane season is only a few weeks away, now maybe the time to talk about a different kind of storm, a cytokine storm. When a healthy body fights an infection, the body naturally releases biological chemicals as part of the immune system response. Cytokines are one such chemical. They...

New Research on Vitamin D3 and CoVid-19 May 9th, 2020

Powerful news this week concerning vitamin D3 and the CoVid-19 Coronavirus.  As I have mentioned in previous health tips, vitamin D3 is an extremely important supplement for immune system function. Low levels of vitamin D3 have been associated with weakened immune systems.  A quick reminder, D3 is the sunshine vitamin. ...

This Nutrition Combo Is Much Safer Than Hydroxychloroquine Treatment May 3rd, 2020

A lot of discussion over the past 7 weeks has been about the anti-malarial drug hydroxychloroquine   Hydroxychloroquine is the drug that President Trump suggested would be a game changer treating CoVid-19.  Recent studies with hydroxychloroquine  have had disappointing results in CoVid-19 treatment, including a number of deaths associated with the drug.  Both...

Was the President right about further disinfectant investigation? Apr 26th, 2020

The President of the United States during a press conference suggested that his medical team of experts take a look at alternative treatments for viruses.  He mentioned UV light (which is a proven method of killing surface viruses) and he mentioned the use of disinfectants.  The President caught a lot...

What are the Differences Between the Flu and The Coronavirus Apr 19th, 2020

Here are my thoughts on the coronavirus this week.  As we seem to be crossing over the large hump of Covid-19 cases, talk is turning to opening up the country.  If you are on Facebook, as I am sure most of you are, the debate is raging hot and heavy...

Coronavirus Updates Apr 12th, 2020

April is a special month, as we celebrate Passover, the memorial of Jesus’s death and his Easter resurrection.  This year is extra special as we have to live our lives in an entirely different way during this pandemic. Challenges exist.  Some of us are all alone, others with big families...

Coronavirus and Oxidative Therapy Apr 5th, 2020

My research this week has led me to Bio-oxidative therapy.  I talked to a medical doctor in Philadelphia who is doing the treatments on CoVid-19 patients with great success, wiping out the virus in 2-3 days.  Bio-oxidative therapy is the introduction of hydrogen peroxide and ozone into the body.  With...

Vitamin C and the Coronavirus Mar 29th, 2020

As far as coronavirus updates go, I am trying to lean more towards positive reporting as compared to the sensationalized style of the day.  Meaning, I do not mind the facts presented, but why do reporters insist on starting each sentence with the worst adjectives?  I have taken their sentences...

Chiropractic and Viruses Mar 22nd, 2020

:   Post World War 1, a deadly flu virus swept the country. The 1918 flu pandemic.  This flu claimed more lives than the actual war itself.  Anecdotical references from chiropractors at that time, state that chiropractors noted their patients had a lower fatality rate then patients under medical care. Since...

Intermittent Fasting...It really works Mar 1st, 2020

Of all the nutritional approaches to dieting, intermittent fasting is probably the one that makes the most sense, is the easiest to implement and is extremely effective for losing weight.  Intermittent fasting is also riding a huge wave of popularity and is the diet and healthy lifestyle technique that I...

Ketogenic Diet Feb 23rd, 2020

The very popular ketogenic diet is based on the science of ketosis.  Ketosis is when your body begins to burn fat for energy.  Here is the basic science behind ketosis.  When you eat carbohydyates, the carbs are converted into sugar. The sugar enters the blood stream and fuels the body...

Why Diets Do Not Work Feb 16th, 2020

Diet fads seem to come and go. Over the course of my lifetime, I have seen many diets.  No fat, low fat, high carb, low carb, count calories, calories don’t count, Slimfast shakes, Weight Watchers, Nutrisystem, Cabbage Soup diet.  You name it and I have seen it.  The crazy thing...

A Dangerous Poison In Our Foods....Glyphosate Feb 9th, 2020

 A major environmental and health concern around the globe is the use of a chemical called glyphosate.  Glyphosate is an herbicide and weed killer. It is also used to regulate plant growth and ripen crops. Glyphosate is commonly applied to broad leaf plants and grasses.  It is the active ingredient...

Inflammation in the body. Anti-inflammatory foods for health Feb 2nd, 2020

Most people think of inflammation as the byproduct of a muscular injury, tendonitis or bursitis.  A large, puffy, swollen body part is what usually accompanies these conditions.  There is another type of inflammation.  And in the overall scheme of things, this type of inflammation is much more important to the...

Soybean oil bad for health..In mice! Jan 26th, 2020

Startling new research from the University of California, published in the journal Endocrinology, shows that the use of soybean oil leads to obesity, diabetes and fatty liver in mice.  The research also shows a connection to neurological disorders including autism, Alzheimer’s disease, anxiety and depression.  If you are saying to...

Tips For Preventing and Fighting Off The Flu Jan 19th, 2020

  As we enter the middle of flu season, once again our news agencies are reporting that the flu vaccine effectiveness for this year’s flu strain is way less then it should be, especially for children. A lot of people, myself included, choose not to get the flu shot. Reasons...

The Big 3 for Healthy New Years Resolutions Jan 12th, 2020

Optimizing how we live life, makes life worth living.  Life shouldn’t be just getting through and meeting the bare minimum requirements of day to day living. Going to work, grabbing some fast food, watching television is a typical day for most Americans. Add to that a list of daily chores,...

Why do people choose not to have their children vaccinated or to not have a flu shot? Jan 5th, 2020

The New Jersey State legislature has scheduled the state Senate to vote on a bill removing religious exemption and to tighten and restrict the medical exemption guidelines for mandatory childhood vaccinations.  This has been a very hot topic in NJ politics causing thousands of people to show up at the...

Fight the Flu, Naturally Dec 22nd, 2019

As we enter the cold and flu season, more and more reports are surfacing concerning the health benefits of the elderberry or more specifically, elderberry syrup.  Elderberry syrup is the liquid version of the elderberry.  Elderberries are cooked down into a concentrate packed with vitamins and anti-oxidants.  Elderberries have long...

New Hope For Migraine Sufferers Dec 15th, 2019

Recently reported on in NPR, a new drug free treatment for migraine sufferers is on the horizon. This newly researched treatment (so new it hasn’t been published yet), involves green light.  Researchers at the University of Arizona are testing daily exposure to green light and the effect it has on...

Religion has a Positive Effect on Health Dec 8th, 2019

Religion has always been the backbone of society.  And since I am a doctor whose primary purpose is caring for backbones, it is long overdue for a discussion on religion and health.  Worldwide, religion is what gives us the framework and understanding to our actions, morals and beliefs. A strong...

Atlas held up the world. Atlas also holds up your head. Dec 1st, 2019

Did you know that the very first bone in the spine is at the top of the neck and it is called the Atlas vertebra?  Named after the Greek Titan Atlas whose job was to hold up the world on his shoulders.  The Atlas vertebra is responsible for “holding” your...

Child Anxiety Nov 24th, 2019

Stress disorders and anxiety are serious health conditions that are all to familiar to adults. Sadly, more and more children are developing health conditions related to daily stress and anxiety issues.  A recent study by the Child Mind Institute found that 30% of children and adolescents are effected by anxiety...

Childhood Anxiety and Stress Disorders Nov 24th, 2019

Stress disorders and anxiety are serious health conditions that are all to familiar to adults. Sadly, more and more children are developing health conditions related to daily stress and anxiety issues.  A recent study by the Child Mind Institute found that 30% of children and adolescents are effected by anxiety...

Death by Antibiotic Usage on the Rise. What to do about it. Nov 17th, 2019

The Center for Disease Control (CDC) in Atlanta, Ga. Has reported that death from antibiotic resistant bacteria has risen to 35,000 per year. This breaks down to 1 death every 15 minutes.  The super resistant bacteria, commonly called superbugs, are becoming more intelligent than the most powerful and sophisticated antibiotics...

Health News Nov 10th, 2019

  Emerging research is showing a link between Vitamin D deficiency and autism.  It seems that vitamin D increases serotonin, an important hormone associated with many activities and functions in the brain.  Researchers see the need to make sure that pregnant women and children are taking adequate levels of vitamin...

Chiropractic and ADD, ADHD and Learning Disorders Oct 20th, 2019

According to California chiropractor Dr. James Aylor, DC, chiropractic care and nutritional counseling are an effective alternative treatment for children diagnosed with ADD, autism or acute allergies. Dr. Aylor, DC, says that these treatments help manage symptoms by addressing underlying misalignments and nutritional imbalances that may be contributing to health...

Think Out Of The Box When It Comes To Chiropractic Care Oct 11th, 2019

Start thinking out of the box when it comes to chiropractic care.  Yes, the adjustment as performed by chiropractors is a proven and reliable treatment for back and neck related issues.  But what gets lost in the shuffle is the neurology of chiropractic.  The spine is what houses your nervous...

The Flu Season is coming. Natural Prevention Is The Way To Go Sep 29th, 2019

As the seasons change and the weather turns from warm to colder, the days get shorter with less health boosting sunshine.  In a pre-emptive strike on the cold and flu season, now is the time to pay attention to your body’s immune system needs.  It is time to pay attention...

Aceteminophin us in Pregnancy linked to ADHD, Autism Sep 22nd, 2019

The active ingredient in Tylenol is acetaminophen.  Acetaminophen is a pain reliever typically used for headaches, body aches and pain and fever reduction. As with all drugs and medications, acetaminophen enters the body through the stomach into the blood stream and is then processed and filtered by the liver. The...

Natural Anti-Inflammatories. Plus, More Pregnancy Info Sep 15th, 2019

Most people think of inflammation as the byproduct of a muscular injury, tendonitis or bursitis.  A large, puffy, swollen body part is what usually accompanies these conditions.  There is another type of inflammation.  And in the overall scheme of things, this type of inflammation is much more important to the...

How is your Garden Hose related to Chiropractic care. Also, More Pregnancy Information Sep 8th, 2019

One of the best analogies in chiropractic is that of the garden hose and irrigation.  Water flows through the hose and waters the garden.  With an ample supply of water, the garden flourishes and is healthy.  Cut off the water and the plants wither, dry-up and eventually die.  The same...

How Safe is Chiropractic Care? Sep 8th, 2019

Studies show that chiropractic care is extremely safe. Studies from around the world have concluded chiropractic adjustments, when delivered by chiropractors, are "remarkably safe." So, safe in fact, a typical chiropractor’s malpractice insurance coverage is the same as his car insurance!  Most medical doctors spend $30 -$50,000.00 a year on...

How Long Do You Need To Go To The Chiropractor For? Aug 25th, 2019

How do you know when you are "done" with your chiropractic care? It all depends on what your goals are. Some people only want their pain to go away. Once the symptoms are resolved, then it is time for the case to be released. Others want spinal correction. This is...

Nutrition Advice During Pregnancy Aug 18th, 2019

It is extremely important for pregnant women eat correctly to ensure adequate nutrients for the baby to develop and grow in good health. During a healthy pregnancy, the mother's diet needs to be balanced and nutritious with the proper amounts of proteins, fats and carbohydrates. Here are nutrition facts for...

Pregnancy related hip and pelvis pain Aug 11th, 2019

A chiropractic pregnancy research review was conducted with 100 consecutive pregnancies.  The research involved 94 women receiving prenatal care. Lower back pain was reported to the chiropractor with hip and pelvic area discomfort being the chief area of complaint. The majority of the women had sacroiliac subluxation. The women meeting...

The Latest Trend in Natural Health Care Aug 4th, 2019

   As a practicing chiropractor with over 30 years of experience, it is easy to see the trends that occur in a chiropractor's office.  In the early development of chiropractic (1895-1950 ), chiropractic's main focus was health care, removing spinal nerve interference via adjustments so that the body could properly...

Why does your neck hurt? Jul 21st, 2019

The weight of the average head is 9-12 lbs. 7 small, moveable bones in the neck support this weight with help from the cervical spinal muscles and spinal ligaments. Any sudden or jarring motion to the head ( or a sustained posture from working on a computer or using your...

Chiropractic analysis of the spine Jul 14th, 2019

 For the chiropractor to do his job and help your body to heal, a lot has to happen. First, the chiropractor has to analyze the spine for alignment, checking for subluxated vertebra. The chiropractor does this with a variety of methods. Many chiropractors use a combination of palpation, motion palpation,...

Using the Gym Regularly, Eating Healthy? It's the Chiropractic Model of Health Care Jul 7th, 2019

A lot of people who have never been to a chiropractor say they will never go to one because it seems to them that chiropractors "make you go to them the rest of your life."  #1, chiropractic is not mandatory and chiropractors do not force care on any living being....

Latest weight loss news Jun 30th, 2019

In the last 3-4 years, advances in the study of nutrition and weight loss have blasted off like a rocket into outer space.  Old methods and theories are being disproved at an amazing rate.  Conventional weight loss recommendations have been shown to not only contribute to fluctuations in weight, but...

Marijuana use by pregnant women increases study shows Jun 23rd, 2019

Marijuana use in pregnancy has doubled among U.S. women and is most common during the first trimester, government research shows. The study, as reported on in USA Today and over news outlets, shows overall, 7% of pregnant women, or 1 in 14, said they used marijuana in the past month....

Pregnancy Morning Sickness Jun 16th, 2019

Morning sickness occurs in over 50 percent of women who become pregnant. Management of morning sickness can be accomplished in different ways such as dietary measures, acupressure, chiropractic care and rest. A visit to the doctor is only necessary when there is excessive vomiting. The use of medications is not recommended...

High Cholesterol? Read this Jun 9th, 2019

One of the most common topics that is discussed in my office on a patient to patient basis, is the topic of high cholesterol levels.  Many people have come to be stating that they take cholesterol lowering medications (statins), yet their cholesterol number and HDL/ LDL ratios do not change....

Hate going to the doctor? Try going to the body mechanic!! Jun 2nd, 2019

 A lot of people ignore their health (symptoms) thinking that things will get better in time.  Most say they hate going to doctors.  Stop thinking of chiropractors as typical doctors! Yes, we are very capable doctors with extensive training in what we do, but it might help you to think...

Infantile Colic, Breast Feeding difficulties and Failure to Thrive May 26th, 2019

Infantile Colic is prolonged fussiness and periods of intense crying that may be caused by a digestive system that is not fully developed.  Colic is very frustrating for new parents as the sleepless nights with bouts of crying can wear down the toughest of people. Chiropractors have great success with...

The Road to Heath, Through Chiropractic care May 19th, 2019

Looking for ways to add to your healthcare program?  How about a pathway to wellness with chiropractic's natural, drug­-free approach to healthcare.  Your spinal column, made up of 24 independent vertebrae, is what allows your body to move, twist, and bend through every motion of your busy day. It also...

Pediatric Ear Infections May 12th, 2019

A case study published on July 17, 2014, in the Journal of Pediatric, Maternal & Family Health documented chiropractic care helping a 9-year-old girl who was suffering from chronic ear infections, neck pain, and headaches. The case study reported that the little girl was scheduled to have tympanostomy tubes placed...

Taking care of back pain May 5th, 2019

One of the most common problems that affect our health is back pain. As much as 80% of the US population has experienced back pain at one point during their lives.  Most of the time the problem is caused by poor posture, repetitive movements and improper lifting habits.  Less common...

Living the 100 year lifestyle Apr 27th, 2019

 There is a New York Times Best Selling book that you can find on Amazon, called The 100 Year Life Style.  This book talks about all the things you can do in your life to improve the quality of your life and live to over 100 years old.  Naturally, the...

Definition of Chiropractic and how it applies to Pregnancy Apr 14th, 2019

The United States department of Health and Human Services, National Center for Complimentary and Integrative Health defines chiropractic.  Chiropractic is a health care profession that focuses on the relationship between the body's structure—mainly the spine—and its functioning. Although practitioners may use a variety of treatment approaches, they primarily perform adjustments...

What's the cracking noise? Apr 7th, 2019

As a chiropractor, I am often asked two questions.  The first is, “What is that noise that occurs when my spine is adjusted?” And number two, “Will cracking my knuckles give me arthritis?”   Years ago, the common belief was that the sound your joints make when “cracked” is due to...

Chiropractic and Antibiotics Mar 31st, 2019

Antibiotics are possibly the greatest discover of all time. Medication that attacks and destroys harmful bacteria in the body at a time when the body is not able to do it on its own is a wonderful thing.  Antibiotics have saved countless lives and are one of the most important...