• Chiropractor discusses DNA and immune system health

    by Dr J. Zimmerman, Chiropractor
    on Jan 7th, 2018

Chiropractor Thought For The Week:  For the past few years scientists have been able to show the importance of DNA damage in the fine tuning of our innate immune system and hence the ability to mount the optimal inflammatory response to infections and other biological dangers. Researchers have been able to decipher immune signaling mechanisms and found that breaks in DNA strands have a warning signal that triggers immune response. The major problem is that DNA is under constant threat of damage from otherwise normal cellular events such as DNA replication, endogenous metabolic mutagens or damaging agents such as irradiation, UV light or environmental chemicals. Furthermore, many microbes are known to cause damage to DNA.  From the chiropractor prospective, there was a landmark study published in the Journal of Vertebral Subluxation Research. Chiropractors collaborating with researchers at the University of Lund in Sweden found that chiropractic care could influence basic physiological processes affecting oxidative stress and DNA repair.  These findings offer a scientific explanation for the positive health benefits reported by patients receiving chiropractic care. As the chiropractor performs spinal adjustments, the affect over time is that regular chiropractic care can increase the rate at which the body's DNA repairs itself.


My name is Dr. J. Zimmerman and I am a chiropractor.  I have been in practice for 27 years.  My chiropractic practice uses many different chiropractic techniques to improve bodily function and restore health. My chiropractic office is located in Galloway Township (the Smithville section) of Atlantic County, NJ.  You can contact me for more chiropractic information at Health First Chiropractic Clinics,  609-652-6363

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

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