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The Importance of Adrenal Gland Support

The adrenal glands are small structures attached to the top of each kidney. The human body has two adrenal glands that release chemicals called hormones into the bloodstream. These hormones affect many parts of the human body including regulating your metabolism, immune system, blood pressure, response to stress and other essential functions. The adrenal glands respond to stress by releasing hormones like cortisol and adrenaline. These hormones are part of your "fight or flight" response. They increase your blood pressure and your heart rate.  If you have stressful lifestyle or suffer from anxiety, the adrenal glands are working on overtime trying to help regulate the hormonal stress response.  The overwork of the adrenal glands can cause adrenal fatigue.  Long-term stress (like the death of a family member or a serious illness), can cause your adrenal glands to burn out from prolonged production of cortisol. This is how adrenal fatigue sets in.  To help improve the function of this important gland include diet low in sugar, caffeine, and junk food, and “targeted nutritional supplementation” that includes vitamins and minerals: Vitamins B5, B6, and B12. Vitamin C. Magnesium.  The most popular nutritional supplement that I have in my office is Standard Process’s Adrenal Support. If you have a lot of stress in your life, suffered a stressful event or have kids or teenagers with stress and anxiety, adrenal support supplementation is a necessity.


Covid-19 info:  CDC admits withholding covid-19 data.  In an article published in the New York Times and the New York Post, the Center for Disease Control (CDC) admitted that it has been holding back large portions of covid-19 data because it fears the information may be misinterpreted.  Among the data that has been collected but not made public is hospitalizations broken down by age, race and vaccination status over the last year and information on the  When the CDC released data on the effectiveness of boosters for adults younger than 65 two weeks ago, it did not include full numbers on those between 18 and 49.  That data showed the booster shots were least likely to benefit that age group because two shots of the Moderna or Pfizer vaccines, or one dose of Johnson & Johnson, already left them well protected. In light of vaccine mandates, this data should have been released due to the fact that colleges and universities are requiring booster shots for an age group that is already well protected and is placing them in a higher risk category for an unnecessary vaccine reactions such as blood clotting and myocarditis.  The CDC acknowledged that males in the lower age group are at a higher risk for those adverse effects.  The CDC has even recommended spacing out the time frame between the first two injections to help lower the risk of vaccine injury for blood clotting and myocarditis.  According to former CDC director, Robert Redfield, MD the CDC should tell the truth and give the American public all of the data that is collected and allow the American people to be trusted for their intelligence in how the data is interpreted. 


Covid-19 Booster Shots:  The main issue with covid-19 booster shots is the effect on the body’s immune system.  Moderna reported that their COVID-19 booster shot increased the level of antibodies by 37-fold, and when a full dose was given — the same amount used for the initial shots — antibody levels rose 83-fold. Artificially inflated antibodies caused by repeated booster shots signal to your body that you’re always infected, which puts your immune system in overdrive.  There are many research papers written on autoimmune diseases, which are basically diseases from a malfunctioning immune system. The need for ongoing repeated booster shots may be unnecessary. Early data on SARS-CoV-2  found that antibody titers declined rapidly in the first months after recovery from COVID-19, Senior author of that data study, Ali Ellebedy, Ph.D., an associate professor of pathology & immunology at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, explained, “It’s normal for antibody levels to go down after acute infection, but they don’t go down to zero; they plateau.”


Covid-19 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.  Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System data released 2/18/22 by the CDC showed a total of 1,134,984 adverse vaccine reactions reported from all age groups following COVID vaccines, including 22,402 deaths. Serious injuries reported in this time period totaled 196,203. New Data for 5 to 11 years olds:  8,564 reported adverse reactions, 188 reported as serious, 4 deaths.  This week’s data for 12- to 17-year-olds show 29,416 total adverse events, including 1,693 rated as serious and 39 reported deaths among 12- to 17-year-olds.  Severe reactions in all age groups of anaphylaxis include 2,336 people, 4,021 reports of myocarditis and 13,216 reports of blood clotting disorders and 1605 heart attacks.  This week’s data for pregnancy /prenatal vaccination shows pregnant women had 5139 adverse events reported including 1,644 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.


Atlantic County, NJ and Covid-19:  Covid cases have decreased from 717 new cases in a 14 day span to 442 new cases in the last two weeks. Our 7 day average cases reported is 31 cases per day.  Atlantic County has had 28 deaths in the last two weeks.    On 2/25/2022, there were a total of 1,055 people admitted in all of New Jersey’s hospitals for care of Covid-19 infections (down from 4,966 last week).  Atlantic County has had 67,744 total cases of Covid-19.


Pregnancy Prenatal Chiropractic Information:  Have you ever heard of cryptic pregnancy?  Cryptic pregnancy, a rare situation in which someone does not know they are pregnant for most or all of the pregnancy.  You might think that this is impossible, but as a recent news story reported, cryptic pregnancy occurs more often than you would think.  A college student in Michigan did not realize she was pregnant until one week before giving birth.  In a long distance relationship, she texted her boyfriend and said that I am either getting fat or I am pregnant.  She took a pregnancy test which was positive and one week later she gave birth to a baby boy.  There were no pregnancy related signs other than the ending of her menstrual cycle, which was obviously not enough for her to call a doctor or take a pregnancy test.  Back to helpful info.  Chiropractic prenatal care focuses on improving neural impulse flow, pelvic alignment and relaxing round ligaments. In pregnancy, a lot of women have problems that are caused by the uterus being off center, the uterus is pulling out in front and not well-balanced in back.  This can cause the pelvis to misalign and lead to tight round ligaments as well as all of the muscular discomforts, including sciatica that can come with pregnancy.

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

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