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Prevent colds and respiratory illness with this tip!

Do you want to reduce your risk of respiratory illness symptoms and lower your chance of being admitted to the hospital from covid-19?  Try gargling with salt water and rinsing your nasal passages with saline spray.  Nasal irrigation and gargling with saline has been shown to reduce the duration of the common cold by 2 days and reduce the household spread of those contagious germs by 35%  when done with in the 1st day or two of symptoms appearing.  As well as lower covid-10 hospital admissions.  In addition, the preventative benefits of using a nasal saline spray daily cannot be ignored. A squirt of saline spray mist in each nostril every day, flushes out germs that are hanging out in the nose before they make it to the lungs.  This can prevent you from getting a cold.  I personally started using saline spray last winter season each morning in the shower.  I did not get a head cold the entire year.  I have been continuing with this healthy habit this cold and flu season.


Internet addiction has surpassed drug use as a top concern of parents for teens, according a Journal of the American Medical Association study.  More than half the parents surveyed had concerns about how the internet usage may affect social development.  46% were even concerned how over usage effects physical development.  Two of the biggest concerns were inappropriate content and cyberbullying.  Research shows that 12-13 year olds that check social media more than 15 times per day have become more sensitive to social feedback.


New research shows that Parkinson’s disease may actually start in the gut. The research journal Neuron published reports that the disease may start in the gut cells and travel to the brain via the vagus nerve (which connects innervates the stomach and runs up the spine through the neck to the brain).  Parkinson’s disease is a central nervous system disorder that causes symptoms such as muscular tremors and balance issues.  This research supports the importance of gut health.  To protect your gut microbiome, you must avoid eating processed foods and eat a whole food diet while also eating prebiotic fibers (like apples) and probiotics ( yogurt- plain, sauerkraut, tofu etc) and take probiotic supplements.


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

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