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 oils are Crisco and Wesson. The term vegetable oil is misleading as it allows you to believe you are getting nutrients from healthy vegetables, which as it turns out is not true. The food industry likes to promote seed oils as good for you as they may help to lower cholesterol levels. The problem with seed oils is that they’re industrially processed, proinflammatory and drive oxidation in your body, which impairs immune system function and increases your risk of infection. Seed oils are used in almost all processed foods and restaurants because they are 1/6 the cost of butter. Shockingly, one third of the US diet is made up of seed oil calories. 6 out of 10 Americans suffer from obesity, diabetes, asthma, heart disease and cancer. Many medical professionals and researchers link the rise in these diseases to the increase use of seed oils in our diets. Remember, you may not think that you are actively eating these oils by not cooking with them as ingredients, but these seed oils are added to all virtually all processed foods (foods in boxes, bags or cans). The biggest change you can make today to improve your health and decrease your chance of disease is to eliminate seed and vegetable oil from your diet. Replace your cooking oils with organic walnut, avocado and coconut oil. Use organic olive oil on your salads and as an added oil to soups and other dishes. Olive oil is not a frying oil, as heat messes up its chemical structure.
Pregnancy / Prenatal Chiropractic care: I am starting a video series on prenatal chiropractic pregnancy care where we will film actual pregnant patients receiving care and the discussion of what we are doing and explaining all the benefits of chiropractic pregnancy care. Here is the link to our first video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ri_u8XtI0uM&t=300s Alternatively, on Youtube search my channel Doc J Zimmerman
Covid-19 Update: Merck has a new antiviral drug, molnupiravir, that was being designed to treat influenza, but now is touted as a drug for COVID-19. The COVID-19 pill developed by Merck and Ridgeback Biotherapeutics appears to reduce the risk of hospitalization by inducing mutations in the coronavirus, preventing it from making copies of itself. But in a study led by University of North Carolina researchers earlier this year, the drug also caused low levels of cell mutations in the DNA of hamster cells, suggesting it could pose a slight risk of cancer. “Risks for the host may not be zero,” the authors wrote in the Journal of Infectious Diseases. That being said, last week I wrote about the drug Ivermectin as a treatment for Covid-19. According to retired nurse lecturer, John Campbell Ph.d from England, who is pro-vaccine and pro-antiviral, he states that Ivermectin, is one of the most-studied, repurposed drugs and, it’s not only FDA-approved for humans, but it won a Nobel prize as it “revolutionized the human treatment of a parasitic disease.” It also has demonstrated “broad spectrum antiviral activity against many viruses including HIV, Zika and Mers” and it inhibits the replication of the SARS coronavirus, and in fact got rid of 99.98% of SARS-viable particles in 48 hours. Ivermectin, binds to the spike protein to stop it from going into your cells. It’s also an anti-inflammatory with high efficacy that inhibits cytokines and has very few side effects reported in its years of usage. The cost is a factor too: The price of a course of ivermectin is a fraction of molnupiravir’s.
Children and Covid: According to an article published in the New York Times this week, For children without a serious medical condition, the danger of severe COVID was so low as to be difficult to quantify. For children with such a condition, the danger is higher but still lower than many people believe,
Atlantic County, NJ and Covid-19: Atlantic County has 1,056 new cases of Covid-19 over the last two week period, down from 1,506 cases the prior 2 weeks. Our 7 day average cases reported per day dropped from 107 cases per day to 56 cases per day. Atlantic County has had 16 deaths in the last two week period. On 10/17/2021, there were a total of 897 people admitted in all of New Jersey’s hospitals for care of Covid-19 infections, down from 1,020 a week ago. In the USA, 407 million doses of the vaccine have been given out. 188 million people are fully vaccinated. 44.9 million people have contracted the Covid-19 virus in the USA.
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 10/17/21 by the CDC showed a total of 798,636 reports of adverse reactions from all age groups following COVID vaccines, including 16,766 deaths. Serious injuries reported in this time period totaled 117,399 between Dec. 14, 2020 and 10/17/2021. According to the CDC, as of October 17th 2021, This week’s data for 12- to 17-year-olds show 21,652 total adverse events, including 1,304 rated as serious and 24 reported deaths among 12- to 17-year-olds. 3,151 cases of anaphylaxis, 529 reports of myocarditis and 117 reports of blood clotting disorders in the 12-17 year old age group. “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. To date, only 31% of pregnant people have been vaccinated, the CDC said. This week’s data for pregnancy /prenatal vaccination shows pregnant women had 3,823 adverse events reported including 1,144 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.