Diary of a NJ Chiropractor

How Partnership HealthPlan, a major insurer in California dealt with the Opioid problem, after causing it.

How Partnership HealthPlan, a major insurer in California dealt with the Opioid problem, after causing it. We continue to hear about the Opioid problem.  True, it was created by medical practice and in California, and Partnership HealthPlan admits they played a large role in why it developed. Assessing and admitting you are the cause of a huge health problem, caused by your  treating health problems was not easy for them to do, but back in 2014, they decided to take action to reverse the problem. According to Mother Jones, “Many counties where Partnership operated had among the highest rates of opioid Read More »

Check out what happens when big business food companies convince Brazilians to eat our processed foods.

Check out what happens when big business food companies convince Brazilians to eat our processed foods. It is no secret that we in the USA are more prone to obesity, diabetes and other metabolic diseases have developed because our diet.  Processed snack and other foods, devoid of nutritional content, with higher consumption rates has made the rate of obesity and diseases skyrocket in the USA. If we are to solve the cost of healthcare, we need to also improve how American’s eat, and what types of food they eat as well. Processed foods are clearly part of the healthcare equation. Read More »

Exercises for Back Pain You Can Do at Home, a guest post from Annabelle.

Exercises for Back Pain You Can Do at Home, a guest post from Annabelle. Have you ever bent over to pick something up and as soon as you stood back up you knew something was wrong? Or, maybe it was a sports injury, or even totally random and seemingly without cause… Regardless of the cause of the back pain, it hurts and it can come on at any time – leaving you irritable and making it hard to go about daily life. Whether it is lower back pain or upper back pain, or somewhere in between, the real task once Read More »

Is the problem with healthcare costs a food problem? Check out this well thought out point of view.

Is the problem with healthcare costs a food problem?  Check out this well thought out point of view. Computers that are programmed and fed bad data and code will spew out garbage or crash, something we were all familiar with when we ran earlier versions of Windows.  The old adage, garbage in, garbage out is true for computers. Humans are no so different, except that when you feed them garbage, the body can become ill over time and will develop symptoms, or worse, crash and you develop a life threatening disease process.  This is again, garbage in, garbage out but Read More »

Lowering heart disease and cancer risk by treating inflammation; a health idea pioneered by complimentary health providers goes mainstream.

Lowering heart disease and cancer risk by treating inflammation; a health idea pioneered by complimentary health providers goes mainstream. For years, naturopathic doctors, nutritionists, chiropractors and other naturally based healthcare practitioners have suggested that the medical literature shows most diseases are inflammation based.  Heart disease and cancer are two of the most common, yet we are led to believe by most doctors that heart disease is a cholesterol problem, and cancer and inflammatory conditions cause most auto immune, heart attack and other disease processes. Many complimentary providers have suggested Omega 3’s and Turmeric or Curcumin, the active ingredient in Turmeric Read More »