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Prescription Drug Use On The Rise

Prescription drug use is at record highs, with about 19 prescriptions filled for every American in 2020, amounting to 6.3 billion prescriptions.  In modern medicine, drugs are designed to be taken for extended periods and, often, for the rest of a lifetime.  For those born in 2019, women can expect to take prescription drugs for 47.54 years while men may take them for 36.84 years, according to new research by Jessica Ho, associate professor of sociology and demography at Penn State. 


Titanium dioxide (TiO2) is the most widely used whitening pigment in the world and has been linked to adverse health effects, particularly genotoxicity and intestinal inflammation.  It is applied as a food coloring and a whitening agent to a wide variety of foods, including chewing gum, cakes, candies, breads and ice cream.  Because of health risks, France banned titanium dioxide as a food additive in 2020. Two years later the European Union (EU) also banned titanium dioxide as a food additive.  But in the U.S., titanium dioxide is found all over the grocery shelves.  Candy like Skittles and Starburst, Jell-O, gum like Trident White Peppermint Gum and Mentos Freshmint Gum, cake products like Duncan Hines Creamy Vanilla Frosting, and Nabisco Chips Ahoy! cookies are just a few of the huge amount of food products that contain the additive.

Prenatal Pregnancy Chiropractic Care Information:  . More and more women are discovering the many benefits associated with chiropractic care in pregnancy. The most common complaint where women seek chiropractic care in pregnancy is for low back pain.  84% of patients receiving chiropractic spinal adjustment care reported relief of back pain during pregnancy. There was significantly less likelihood of back labor when spinal adjustment care by the chiropractor was administered during pregnancy.


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

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