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Snoring is bad for your health! So is Vaping! And Sea Salt!


Snoring (hated by wives around the world & some husbands, LOL) is a common sign of sleep apnea.  Sleep apnea is when your body stops breathing for a short amount of time, while sleeping.  Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is the typical form.  OSA comes from the airway being blocked during sleep.  Untreated OSA is lined to heart disease and neurological brain function complications as well as an increased risk of early death. Untreated sleep apnea also increases your risk of diabetes, high blood pressure, irregular heart beat and stroke.  A medical study found that 1 in 5 people with sleep apnea had OSA, but only 3.5% of the participants were ever treated for it.  37.2% had severe snoring and 14.6% also had excessive daytime sleepiness.  Non-surgical treatments include Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP), positional therapy, use of oral appliances, nasal resistors, oropharyngeal exercises, and behavioral measures, including weight loss when indicated, frequent physical exercise, avoidance of alcohol and sedative medication before bedtime.  Chiropractors trained in the use of the Arthrostim adjusting instrument can check the hyoid bone for fixation and restore the hyoid alignment.  The hyoid bone is a small floating bone in front of the throat and when fixated it can play a role in snoring and other vocal issues.


Vaping has been marketed as healthier alternative to cigarette smoking and a way to help people quit smoking.  Sadly, the e-cigarette marketing has misled thousands of people that vaping is a healthier option.  Chemical analysis has found that e-cigarettes contain liquids, aerosols, cartridges and heating coils that contain many toxic and carcinogenic ingredients.  The chemical polonium-210 is one of the reasons that tobacco causes cancer.  Polonium-210 is also found in e-cigarettes and can cause lung cancer as well.  E-cigs also contain toxic metals like lead, aluminum, arsenic, cobalt and tin.  In addition, when the chemicals in e-cigs are heated they produce toxic formaldehyde as well as other toxic aldehydes.


One of the most common childhood surgeries is tonsillectomy.  Tonsils used to be thought of as useless tissue, but in reality they are integral to the development of the immune system.  The surgery is recommended for treatment of reoccurring, chronic or severe tonsillitis.  There are risks associated with the surgery which include increase risk of childhood asthma, frequent flu infections and chances of pneumonia.  My child had her tonsils out and a few years later was diagnosed with asthma.  An alternative to tonsillectomy is a partial removal.  Partial removal reduces post operative bleeding and pain.  Leaving a portion of the tonsils may help to prevent chronic respiratory conditions.


An estimated 40 million Americans, about 18% of the population struggle with anxiety.  While many factors contribute to anxiety, recent research suggests that anxiety is inherited from your parents.  Animal research shows that two brain regions involved in processing fear and anxiety can be passed down to your children. Another factor in the increase of anxiety is the rise in chronic microwave radiation exposure from wireless technology.  Research shows that exposure to this type of radiation from cell phones, I-pads, laptops and video gaming and other blue tooth technology can have a direct influence on your mental health. 


90% of sea salt sold worldwide contains plastic.  This makes perfect sense as our oceans are full of plastic from garbage dumping, storms and run-off from streets.  Researchers feel that most people consume 2,000 particles of plastic in sea salt per year.  This fact coincides with a recent study that I reported on stating that plastic was found in 100% of human stool samples of people tested.  Your best option is to avoid regular sea salt and only use “real” Himalayan sea salt.  Himalayan sea salt was created long before the environment was polluted by plastics and chemical toxins. Himalayan salt was actually formed 200 million years ago.


Pregnancy Prenatal Chiropractic Care Info:  In our chiropractic pregnancy specialized practice, Women who receive spinal adjustments during pregnancy have 25% to 31% shorter labor times.  This occurs because of adjustments for alignment in the pelvic region.  These types of adjustments balance and center the pelvic opening which makes for an easier exit area.  In addition, this also decreases intrauterine constraint by relaxing the round ligaments which allows the baby to pass through the labor canal with more ease.  The Webster Technique is for pregnant women specifically performed by chiropractic specialists. During pregnancy, this technique is used to optimize the natural physiology of the woman's body, especially during the end stages of pregnancy. It is a great way to prepare for labor & delivery.


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

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