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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 life healthier. That being said, a lot of what I write about is all the scary bad things that are going on in our foods, environment and medicines.  The biggest issue I have and this is not a bad thing, is that I read a lot about health topics.  I subscribe to medical journals and I am privy to much information that the general public would never see, as these types of articles and research papers are rarely reported on in the popular press.   The bottom line is that I come across “bad” health related news that I feel people should be made aware of.  I am all about informed consent.  Give me as much information on a topic as possible and I will make my own decision as to what I do with that information.  I do not like the idea of facts being hidden from me.  I want to be aware.  For example, If I eat Buffalo chicken wings all the time and there is an ingredient in the chicken wings that can cause health issues, I want to know about it.  If I know about it, I can then make my own educated decision as to whether I stop eating the wings, cut my consumption down or not care and continue to eat the wings as usual.  It’s my choice.  My choice comes from having informed consent, not from having the wool pulled over my eyes.


So, as much as I would like to just write about healthy advice to make your life healthy, I will continue to report the “bad” news so that you too can have informed consent and use the information or not use the information anyway you see fit.  As long as we are aware, in my mind, it’s all good.


Here we go:


83% of households use disinfectant wipes at least one time per week and 29% use them daily.  Disinfectant wipes contain quaternary ammonium compounds (QACs).  Researchers have found that these chemicals contribute to antibacterial resistance, pollute the environment and are linked to several health issues.


Watermelon season is here and it is a good thing that it is.  Only 6.8% of U.S. adults have optimal cardiometabolic health. While an estimated 47 million people have cardiometabolic disorders.  Watermelon contains L-citrulline and L-arginine which are nitric oxide precursors.  Nitric oxide relaxes blood vessels and widens arteries.  Eating watermelon juice helps heart rate variability.  Low heart rate variability is associated with increased risk of heart disease and death.  If you are interested in losing weight, eating watermelon led to greater satiety (being full), lowers hunger and desire to eat.  In addition to water melon, beets, spinach, carrots and broccoli can also boost nitric oxide.


Omega 3 fats are not only good for you heart and your brain but can also help with weight loss.  Eating omega 6 fats high in DHA raises your metabolic rate 15% and increases fat burning capacity during exercise by 30%.  Even at rest, your fat burning increases by 20%.


Covid mRNA shots have been discovered to have DNA contamination.  Microbiologist and former MIT Human Genome project researcher Kevin McKernan has discovered that simian (monkey) virus 40 (SV40) has contaminated covid vaccines.  SV40 has been linked to cancer in humans, including mesotheliomas, lymphomas and brain and bone cancers. The finding of this DNA means that the covid shot may have the ability to alter human genes. 


Fennel is a perennial plant in the carrot family.  Fennel bulbs are low in calories and are high in fiber. Anethole, which gives fennel its unique flavor has anti-inflammatory, anti-cancer, anti-blood clot and neuroprotective properties.  Fennel seed has been used to help with digestion, conjunctivitis and respiratory problems like pneumonia, bronchitis and asthma.


Iron levels and Alzheimer’s disease.  The human body has a limited ability to excrete iron.  This means that iron can build up in your organs, including your brain.  Too much iron in the brain causes a degenerative effect which, according to research appears to play a role in the progression of Alzheimer’s disease.  Normal iron levels in the body should be between 40 and 60 ng/ml.  If adult men and non-menstruating women have high iron levels, donating blood two to three times per year will normalize iron levels.


Pregnancy Prenatal Chiropractic Information:  The Webster technique, as defined by the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association (ICPA), is a specific chiropractic analysis and diversified adjustment designated for pregnant women.

The goal of the adjustment is to reduce the effects of fixated and misaligned pelvic joints that occur during pregnancy. The Webster technique will improve neuro-biomechanical function in the sacral/pelvic region.

According to the ICPA, sacral misalignment and fixation (subluxation) in the pregnant woman may contribute to difficult labor.  Difficult labor may be caused by inadequate uterine function, baby mal-presentation or pelvic contraction.   Sacral / pelvic misalignment may contribute to three primary causes of difficult labor,  via uterine nerve interference, pelvic misalignment and the tightening and tension of specific pelvic muscles and ligaments.  The resulting tight muscles and ligaments and their negative effect on the uterus may prevent the baby from comfortably assuming the best possible position for birth. Correcting the sacral /pelvic subluxation can positively affect all three of these causes.  The Webster technique can be used on all pregnant women with sacral and pelvic subluxation.  Symptoms of this may include low back pain and or sciatic pain in the buttock or legs. This technique is safe to use when a pregnant woman’s baby is in the optimal head down position or breech presentation.  In regards to pregnant mothers, Dr. Webster reported that when a mother sought care and her baby was in a breech position, the correction of pelvic alignment with this adjustment also frequently brought about optimal fetal positioning, head down, ready for birth.  Webster’s technique is one of many pregnancy related chiropractic methods used to make prenatal pregnancy care an essential part of the patient’s pregnancy health care team. 

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

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