Benefits of Tea; Covid Update, Pregancy Chiropractic Care

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 as polyphenols. 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 tea intake significantly improved blood pressure.  A number of studies suggest you need to drink approximately three to four cups of tea per day to reap optimal results.  Matcha tea can contain over 100 times the EGCG (a powerful anti-oxidant) provided by regular brewed green tea, and since you’re consuming the entire ground tea leaf, you’re getting the most benefit from each cup. Studies suggest that the amino acid L-theanine found in the tea plant alters the attention networks in the brain and has measurable effects on brain waves, leading to a feeling of relaxation without causing drowsiness.

Thought for the Week:  Drinking a daily cup of tea will surely starve the apothecary. ~Chinese Proverb

Chiropractic Thought for the Week:  When you think of the ideal chiropractic patient, one typically thinks of a person suffering from lower back or neck pain.  Rightly so, as chiropractic is probably the most effective natural treatment for those conditions. However, when I think of the ideal chiropractic patient, I think of a person with no symptoms or complaints.  I think of a person who is interested in maintaining thier health by having their spine adjusted and cleared of spinal nerve interference. Chiropractic care used on a regular basis, whether you have symptoms or not, maintains health, boosts immune system function and helps yoour body function at an optimal level.

Pregnancy Prenatal Chiropractic Care Info:  Irvin Hendryson, M.D. a member of the American Medical Association board of trustees, did a clinical study which revealed that pregnant women who received chiropractic adjustments in their third trimester were able to carry to term more frequently and deliver children with more comfort.  Medical expert Freitag Pertag, M.D. Ph.d testified in a federal trial that less painkillers were needed during delivery if the patient was under chiropractic care. His conclusion came from using results he gathered from comparing two neighboring hospital’s birthing centers.  A study was conducted in which chiropractic adjustments were incorporated into patients’ pregnancies. It revealed that the need for painkillers during delivery was reduced by half under chiropractic care. These studies verify the importance of ongoing pregnancy, prenatal chiropractic care. For pregnancy chiropractic video’s of actual adjustments, go to my YouTube channel Doc J Zimmerman and search my pregnancy playlist.

 

Covid-19 Update:  In a very interesting recent interview on CNN, reporter Pamela Brown grilled the National Institute of Health director Francis Collins on funding gain of function research for coronaviruses in Wuhan, China. Collin’s admitted the funding, despite denials from other leading doctors in charge of the pandemic in the United States.  The research was done to make bat coronaviruses more infectious to humans.  Just recently the NIH removed the words “gain of function research” from their website and substituted a new definition in its place talking about how a “compelling public health need” can justify the use of an “enhanced pandemic pathogen” to carry out research.  For some unknown reason, Senator Rand Paul has been the lone voice in calling out the NIH, scientists and our doctor in charge of the pandemic during congressional hearings.

Covid-19 and Children:  Deaths from COVID among children are very rare. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), there have been 63 deaths from COVID in kids aged 1-4 and 172 deaths in kids aged 5-15. For all ages, there have been 723,880 deaths from COVID.  kids aged 1-4 make up 0.008703% of COVID deaths, and kids 5-15 make up 0.0238% of total COVID deaths.  Hospitalization rates are also much lower for younger age groups. According to the CDC, there were 87.8 hospitalizations per 100,000 people for those aged 0-4, and 52.5 hospitalizations per 100,000 people for those aged 5-15.  The CDC requires that every child admitted to the hospital be tested for COVID-19. According to one study, 45% of the time, a child who tested positive for the coronavirus at a hospital was not actually sick with COVID-19. In those cases, hospitalization was due to a completely unrelated diagnosis.  The data also seem to suggest that many children get infected with the virus but are asymptomatic or have mild illness. In testimony before the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Dr. Peter Doshi noted that CDC data showed that 23% of 0-4 year olds and 42% of 5-17 year olds had already had COVID.  The CDC estimates that anywhere between 16% and half of pediatric infections are asymptomatic.  According to the board of health and local pediatrician offices around the country, most children infected with COVID-19 experience mild symptoms. The children that have severe cases of covid-19 are the children that suffer from pre-existing health challenges.

 

Atlantic County, NJ and Covid-19:  Atlantic County has 746 new cases of Covid-19 over the last two week period, down from 876 cases the prior 2 weeks. Our 7 day average cases reported 53 cases per day.  Atlantic County has had 21 deaths in the last two week period.    On 10/30/2021, there were a total of 745 people admitted in all of New Jersey’s hospitals for care of Covid-19 infections, down from 1137 a week ago.  In the USA, 421 million doses of the vaccine have been given out.  193 million people are fully vaccinated. 45,655 million people have contracted the Covid-19 virus in the USA.  Research shows that antibody levels and natural immunity that comes from being infected with coronavirus are long lasting and may last longer than 12 months compared to the 6-8 months of fully vaccinated people.

Vaccine Informed Consent Information:   Informed consent means that the person to be vaccinated has to be informed about all the risks, the risk benefit ratios, the potential dangers and what is known about side effects. For example, informed consent takes place in all drug advertising.  The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has awarded one-year supplemental grants totaling $1.67 million to five institutions to explore potential links between COVID vaccines and menstrual changes, after thousands of women reported menstrual irregularities after vaccination. Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System data released 10/30/21 by the CDC showed a total of 837,595 reports of adverse reactions from all age groups following COVID vaccines, including 17,619 deaths. Serious injuries reported in this time period totaled 127,457 between Dec. 14, 2020 and 10/30/2021.  This week’s data for 12- to 17-year-olds show 22,212 total adverse events, including 1,348 rated as serious and 25 reported deaths among 12- to 17-year-olds.  Severe reactions in all age groups of anaphylaxis include 2,043 people, 2,971 reports of myocarditis and 10,493 reports of blood clotting disorders. In the irony department, “CDC strongly recommends COVID-19 vaccination either before or during pregnancy because the benefits of vaccination outweigh known or potential risks,” the agency said in a health alert.  This week’s data for pregnancy /prenatal vaccination shows pregnant women had over 4,151 adverse events reported including 1,296 reports of miscarriage or premature birth.  VAERS is the primary government-funded system for reporting adverse vaccine reactions in the U.S. Reports submitted to VAERS require further investigation before a causal relationship can be confirmed. The Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS) database contains information on unverified reports of adverse events following immunization. Reports are accepted from anyone and can be submitted electronically.

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

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