High-quality tea—green tea in particular—contain polyphenol antioxidants that are recognized for their disease prevention and anti-aging properties. Powerful polyphenols found in green tea has been shown to positively impact a number of illnesses and conditions, including cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and cancer. A recent review of 25 studies concluded that long-term tea intake significantly improved blood pressure. A number of studies suggest you need to drink approximately three to four cups of tea per day to reap optimal results. Matcha tea can contain over 100 times the EGCG (a powerful anit-oxidant) provided by regular brewed green tea, and since you’re consuming the entire ground tea leaf, you’re getting the most benefit from each cup.
Thought for the Week: Drinking a daily cup of tea will surely starve the apothecary. ~Chinese Proverb
Chiropractic Thought for the Week: When you think of the ideal chiropractic patient, one typically thinks of a person suffering from lower back or neck pain. Rightly so, as chiropractic is probably the most effective natural treatment for those conditions. However, when I think of the ideal chiropractic patient, I think of a person with no symptoms or complaints. I think of a person who is interested in maintaining their health by having their spine adjusted and cleared of spinal nerve interference. Chiropractic care used on a regular basis, whether you have symptoms or not, maintains health, boosts immune system function and helps your body function at an optimal level.
Prenatal/ Pregnancy Chiropractic Care Info: Once pregnant, your body changes to make room for a developing baby. When you’re pregnant, the hormone relaxin is released, which relaxes the joints and eases labor and delivery, sometimes, the ligaments become so loose that they can lead to alignment issues and pain begins. What other factors lead to spine misalignment and pain during pregnancy? You’re typically carrying 25 to 30 lbs. The abdominal muscles weaken. The lordotic curve in your lower lumbar spine increases due to the belly weight pulling forward. Chiropractic care aligns the spine and pelvis which eases pregnancy discomfort.
“If a patient complains of specific aches or pains, I may suggest a chiropractor,” says Andrea Altomaro, a certified nurse midwife with Henry Ford Health System. “I also suggest looking into chiropractic care if you have a malpositioned baby, such as having a baby that’s laying sideways, breech, or if the baby’s back is laying along your back.”
“And sometimes, chiropractic care can just help you feel better throughout your pregnancy, especially during the third trimester,” Altomaro adds. “You may not have a singular complaint, but you just feel better after having an adjustment.” Prenatal chiropractic care is an important part of the pregnancy health care team.
Covid-19 Update: Do you want to avoid a severe case of Covid-19? Take a close look at your lifestyle. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, there were comorbidities or other conditions listed on the death certificates of as many as 95% of all COVID-19 deaths. These chronic diseases have been linked to what the study authors call “toxic stressor exposures” (chemical, physical, biological, or psychological stressors) that inhibit the immune system’s ability to deal with viruses.
In short, it is the pervasive, constant exposure to toxic stressors in our environment, in combination with genetic factors, that cause us to develop diseases that impair our immune systems and make us susceptible to serious COVID-19 infection. These factors include:
Lifestyle: lack of exercise, smoking, excessive alcohol consumption, poor diet of processed foods, sugar, and refined grains, and sleep deprivation;
Pharmaceutical drugs: More than half of adults 65 and older (54%) report taking four or more prescription drugs;
Biotoxins like mold, viruses, and bacteria; Environmental exposures to things like endocrine disruptors, radiation and Wi-Fi, heavy metals, PFAS, fine particulate matter and many others; Psychosocial factors like depression and stress.
Atlantic County, NJ and Covid-19: Atlantic County has 1,496 new cases of Covid-19 over the last two week period, up from 1,339 cases the prior 2 weeks. Our 7 day average cases reported per day is 106 cases per day. Atlantic County has had 13 deaths in the last two week period, up from 10 the prior two week period. On August 9/10/2021, there were a total of 1,070 people admitted in all of New Jersey’s hospitals for care of Covid-19 infections, up from 1,063 a week ago. In the USA, 379 million doses of the vaccine have been given out. 176 million people are fully vaccinated. 41 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 9/10/21 by the CDC showed a total of 675,593 (up 75,000 from last week) reports of adverse reactions from all age groups following COVID vaccines, including 14,506 deaths (up 879). Serious injuries increased by 3,705 this week to a total of 88,171 between Dec. 14, 2020 and September 10, 2021. According to the CDC, as of September 10th 2021, This week’s data for 12- to 17-year-olds show 19,015 total adverse events, including 1,132 rated as serious and 19 reported deaths among 12- to 17-year-olds. 2,810 cases of anaphylaxis, 469 reports of myocarditis and 101 reports of blood clotting disorders in the 12-17 year old age group. This week’s data for pregnancy /prenatal vaccination shows pregnant women had 3,558 adverse events reported including 1,042 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.