Diary of a NJ Chiropractor

Are you suffering from leaky gut syndrome?

Are you suffering from leaky gut syndrome? Bad skin, sore joints and  stomach sensitivities are just some of the symptoms associated with leaky gut syndrome.  This combined with weight gain and feeling tired all the time can mean that your inflammation levels are high due to problems in the way your gut is working. Scientists now understand that inflammation and many autoimmune and even cardiovascular events are closely linked. Our gut filters and absorbs food.  Over time, food sensitivities, the types of foods we eat and other activities of life can cause the gut to allow in more substances into Read More »

Can a fecal transplant solve your gut problems?

Can a fecal transplant solve your gut problems? Fecal transplants have the yuck factor built into the name but for a number of conditions caused by the overgrowth of the wrong bacteria, this approach holds promise to fewer problems and better overall health. Fecal microbiota transplant (FMT for short) has become an accepted treatment for recurrent Clostridium difficile infection, which can cause severe diarrhea and intestinal inflammation. A common treatment for this infection has been antibiotics but the side effect is that it kills good bacteria as well. Emory physicians Colleen Kraft and Tanvi Dhere has done 300 transplants so far with a Read More »

Diabetic’s rejoice, check out the artificial pancreas by Medtronic.

Diabetic’s rejoice, check out the artificial pancreas by Medtronic. Diabetes is a growing problem with more people becoming type 2, yet, type 1 diabetics are much younger and their disease is not weight dependent or caused by diet. Most diabetics are either on medications or taking injections on a regular basis while watching to make sure their diet is appropriate for the condition.  In Type 1 diabetes, the pancreas, a lack or too little insulin is produced, requiring management of the non preventable disease for life. The problem begins with the pancreas, and without a way to produce insulin, the Read More »

Chest pain, heart attacks and why most doctors are unable to properly diagnose why you hurt.

Chest pain, heart attacks and why most doctors are unable to properly diagnose why you hurt. Statistically, only 5% of those who are having chest pain are having a heart attack when they visit the emergency room.   After a battery of tests and costs, you are likely told that you have muscle spasm or you may not get a diagnosis at all. This information was recently reported by Men’s Health who investigated a recent study that involved 223 medical offices in the U.K.   You can read about this study here. The truth is that while some patients do eventually have Read More »

How Chiropractic Can Help With Work-Related Injuries, a guest post by Mike Pierce

How Chiropractic Can Help With Work-Related Injuries, a guest post by Mike Pierce   2.9 million non-fatal work related injuries occurred in 2015 according to a report of the US Bureau of Labor Statistics. The level of seriousness varies, but such injuries often lead to lower performance and productivity, lass of time and cost for recovery, it can lead to depressive conditions and even a temporary or permanent disability. Work related injuries are costly for both the companies and the employees. Some of the common injuries at the workplace include: slipping, electrocution, punctures from sharp objects, falling objects, collisions, etc. Read More »