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Windmills Impact on Environment

The issue of windmills off the coast of NJ is a hot topic that involves a huge amount of politicking from the federal and state government, environmental groups and local community governments.  Even science on this topic is wishy washy with papers backing both sides of the debate.  What is not wishy washy, is a fact that is not talked about.  The turbine blades are made out of balsa wood.  Balsa is a tree native to South America.  Wood from the balsa tree is flexible, light and yet very strong.  Wind turbine blades can be up to 328 feet long and each blade requires 150 cubic meters of balsa wood which equates to several tons. The use of balsa wood is deforesting the South American rain forests.  Destroying the rain forests has a major effect on the environment and climate change.  Rainforests produce about 20% of our oxygen and store a huge amount of carbon dioxide, drastically reducing the impact of greenhouse gas emissions. Massive amounts of solar radiation are absorbed, helping regulate temperatures around the globe. Taken together, these processes help to stabilize Earth's climate. Ironically, the purpose of wind energy to decrease greenhouse gas emissions. Destroying the rain forests to manufacture wind mill blades would counter balance any effect that wind turbines would have on reducing carbon gas emissions.


Vitamin D has been shown lower the risk of atrial fibrillation in older men and women according to a Finnish study.  This is now one other reason why vitamin D supplementation is extremely important to health and wellness.  In addition to the positive effect on the immune system, anti-cancer properties and strengthening teeth and bones, we can add heart health to the list.


Children ages 9 to 10 who use electronic devices for seven hours or more per day exhibit premature thinning of the brain cortex, the outer brain layer that processes information from the five physical senses.  As little as two hours of screen time per day may impact cognition, resulting in lower scores on thinking and language tests.  Infants under the age of 2 do not effectively learn language from videos; they need live interaction. Babies do not transfer what they learn from the iPad to the real world. For example, the ability to play with virtual Legos does not transfer over to the skill of manipulating real Lego blocks.  Apps and social media are designed to be addictive, and young children are far more susceptible to addiction than adults.


Covid-19 vaccines can cause injuries such as myocarditis and pericarditis — but until recently, medical journals have published little or nothing about the substantial number of people suffering from autoimmune disease after vaccination. This week, the journal  Science published an article confirming that covid-19 vaccines are linked to autoimmune disorders, such as small fiber neuropathy and postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (POTS).


Pregnancy Prenatal Chiropractic Care Info:  If your pregnancy has fallen during the summer months, you must be careful to avoid the hot heat of summer. It is a fact that extreme heat has a detrimental impact on the pregnant body and fetus, causing an increase in preterm births, stillbirths, and low birth weight. Excessive heat causes stress on the body, and now researchers are wondering after pregnancy whether rising temperatures also have an impact on human milk production. Already, 60% of mothers do not breast feed as they intend to.  Any reductions in breastfeeding could be harmful for infants and children. Human milk is still the ideal nourishment for babies; it works powerfully to strengthen the immune system and provides other benefits that scientists are still discovering. Breastfed babies are healthier; they are less prone to ear and stomach infections, and have lower risk of asthma, obesity, type 1 diabetes, and sudden infant death syndrome.




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

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