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Dangers of Farmed Salmon, Fight off the Flu, Pregnancy Prenatal care info


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 of toxic exposure is the feed used to feed the salmon.  The dry pellet feed contains dioxins and PCBs which are toxic pollutants.  PCB concentration in farmed salmon is eight times higher than wild caught salmon.  In addition, farmed salmon does not have the same nutritional profile as wild caught salmon, containing more than three times the amount of the omega 6 fats than wild salmon.  Wild salmon is higher in the heart and brain healthy omega 3 fats. When choosing your salmon, make sure you fresh salmon is wild caught and your canned salmon says wild caught salmon on the label.


Quercetin is a plant chemical found in apples, plums, red grapes, green tea and onions.   Quercetin plays an important role in immune system function.  Your immune system is the first line of defense against all types of infections including bacterial and viral.  Quercetin is a powerful antiviral and has been shown to inhibit the growth of several strains of flu, hepatitis B and C as well as many other viruses.  Quercetin has anti-inflammatory properties and acts as a natural anti-histamine.  Quercetin reduces viral illness and can boost mental performance following extreme stress.  As far a viral protection goes, quercetin blocks the viruses ability to infect cells, inhibits the reproduction of viral cells and reduces the infected cells resistance to medical treatment with anti-viral medications.  When taken with the mineral zinc (a very important immune system chemical), quercetin pushes the zinc into the body of the infected cells, helping the zinc rid he body of the virus.  One dose of quercetin with 15 mg of zinc should be taken daily for immune health.  When viral symptoms appear 2-3 quercetin can be taken with 30 mg of zinc.


Sleep masks (the kind that cover your eyes and block light) may improve your memory and alertness.  In a recent study, wearing a sleep mask allowed participants to better recall events and experiences and improved reaction time, also enhancing the ability to learn new information and form memories.  Darkness while sleeping is required for optimal sleep, which in turn is required for optimal health. Exposure to light at night may increase the risk of cancer, obesity, high blood pressure and diabetes.


Magnesium is the fourth largest mineral found in the body.  Magnesium deficiency can harm your health.  A deficiency in this mineral will slow down the metabolic processes in the body and has been identified as a precursor to heart disease. Low levels of magnesium in the body also lead to muscle cramping at night.  The best magnesium supplement is from a brand called Natural Calm.  It is a powder mixed in water, taken at night before bed will not only prevent muscle cramping, but will contribute to your overall health, especially your heart.


Pregnancy Prenatal Chiropractic Care Info: Scientists are looking at ways to prevent future mental illness of the unborn child during pregnancy.  Every day in the United States, millions of pregnant mothers take a prenatal vitamin on the advice of their doctor.  In 2013, University of Colorado psychiatrist Robert Freedman and colleagues recruited 100 healthy, pregnant women from greater Denver to study whether giving the B vitamin choline during pregnancy would enhance brain growth in the developing fetus.  In the research group women were given 3x the amount of the recommended allowance of choline during their pregnancy.  After birth, infants were given a small dosage of choline daily for three months.  The results published in 2013 in the American Journal of Psychiatry  show that 76 percent of newborns whose mothers received choline supplements that choline might steer the infant brain away from a brain developmental course that predicted mental health problems. A follow-up study at 40 months found that the children who had received choline supplements in utero and after birth had fewer attention problems and less social withdrawal.


Sciatica:  Sciatic is a condition of pain that originates from sciatic nerve irritation.  The sciatic nerve is the largest nerve in the body.  The sciatic nerve comes from nerve roots in the lower back and lumbar spine.  The nerve roots branch into the thick nerve that runs through the buttock muscles and down the back of the leg all the way to the feet.  Branches of the nerve wrap through the groin and around the front of the thigh.  Sciatica is a condition of pain, tingling, burning and numbness in the sciatic nerve which would present symptoms in the buttock and legs.  Sciatica mostly comes from three causes. 1.  Disc bulging or herniation in the lower back.  2.  Misalignment subluxation of the lumbar vertebra.  The most common cause is 3. Pelvic misalignment of the sacroiliac joints and sacrum.  The pelvic misalignment creates an imbalance in the muscles of the buttock ( like the piriformis muscle) and that imbalance causes the muscles to irritate the sciatic nerve resulting in symptoms.  Chiropractic analysis can determine the cause of sciatic and correct the pelvic misalignment or lumbar misalignment that is causing the sciatica.  Pelvic instability that causes sciatica is one of the most common conditions seen in a chiropractor’s office


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 chiropractic care for neck pain, headaches, lower back pain and sciatica.  If you are looking for a chiropractor that can provide quality, specialized chiropractic care in the Smithville section of Galloway or in the Northfield area, Health First Chiropractic Clinics is for you.

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

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