Diary of a NJ Chiropractor

Juice has no role in the nutrition of children according to the American Academy of Pediatrics.

Juice has no role in the nutrition of children according to the American Academy of Pediatrics. A normal staple of parenthood has been giving your child a juice box for nutrition and energy.  According to some new information, this practice has no nutritional value for children according to the American Academy of Pediatrics. Their recommendations are to try a piece of fruit instead, which is healthier for them, has fiber and is of course natural. Other benefits of fruit according to the Los Angeles Times are that it can be an excellent source of vitamin C, vitamin A and potassium, among other Read More »

Chronic Lyme disease sufferer’s; be careful when choosing dangerous and unproven treatments.

Chronic Lyme disease sufferer’s;  be careful when choosing dangerous and unproven treatments. The healthcare profession is full of snake oil salesmen, with many types of licensed practitioners selling unproven and sometimes dangerous treatments for different conditions. Lyme disease in its chronic form has many different treatments being sold to patients who often seek care after the traditional approaches have failed to help. The truth is that just because a method is proven, it does not make it effective or valid.  The same goes for unproven treatment that may be as or more effective as a treatment. The buyer of these Read More »

Obamacare insurers are leaving the exchanges, except this one. Find out why Centene sees this as an opportunity.

Obamacare insurers are leaving the exchanges, except this one.  Find out why Centene sees this as an opportunity. As insurers leave the Obamacare exchanges, one insurer believes see’s an opportunity in the void left by some of the major insurance companies. The side story is that some insurers left the exchanges as a marketing tool the be able to merge and create mega insurers; something probably not good for the public or the doctors who serve them. Obamacare has created a set of rules from state to state that assures that your health insurance is complete coverage.  Unfortunately, it has Read More »

Is running good for your back? Check out this NY Times article.

Is running good for your back?  Check out this NY Times article. As we age, our body goes through changes including the joints in the spine.   Over time, the spinal discs dry out and we lose mobility over time. Those who run may have an edge against this phenomenon, according to a new study that the NY Times just reported on. According to Scientific Reports this past April, researchers at Deakin University in Australia and other institutions decided to examine the backs of people who run and others who do not. According to the data, the runners’ discs were larger and contained Read More »

My health insurance just increased 25% in NJ; something is very wrong here.

My health insurance just increased 25% in NJ; something is very wrong here. Obamacare or nobomacare, it makes no difference to me or the patients we care for as long as it serves our needs at a reasonable cost. Something has gone off the rails in Washington, as the partisans politicians fight to defeat Obamacare.  These sets of rules and regulations, already present in New Jersey before Obamacare were designed to make it easier for individuals to buy healthcare coverage. Obamacare markedly increased buyers of insurance by expanding Medicaid through exchanges and by giving subsidies to those under a certain income bracket so Read More »