Diary of a NJ Chiropractor

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 »

Learning another language is easier in conjunction with exercises according to a new study.

Learning another language is easier in conjunction with exercises according to a new study. Learning another language is more important than ever, since your work or your relationships may depend on it.   Like many of you, I have always found it hard to learn to speak another language.   Sure there are tools such as duolingo, a fun free app that can help you learn many languages through your smart phone.  Babel takes another approach, however, even though these apps make learning the language convenient and fun, speaking the language can be a challenge without full immersion, no matter what the Read More »

Opioids are not the only pain medications to fear according to the NY Times. Is the pain the problem or are we merely masking other health problems?

Opioids are not the only pain medications to fear according to the NY Times.  Is the pain the problem or are we merely masking other health problems? Not a week goes by without another study, article or politician talking about the Opioid problem which was brought about by the medical profession and its partner, the pharmaceutical industry.   Big pharma has been funding and lunching doctors offices for years, in exchange for more prescriptions being written.  Pain medication and treatment by pain management who treat the pain with medications including opioids and apply invasive methods to deaden nerves and ultimately, reduce Read More »

Annual check-ups and a genetic evaluation too; this is the new annual exam from a Chicago based hospital system.

Annual check-ups and a genetic evaluation too; this is the new annual exam from a Chicago based hospital. Many health problems have a genetic basis.   The annual physical as doctors have recommended may do more harm than good according to recent studies and doctors are wondering about its usefulness, when it is based on blood, and vitals, but fails to look at the whole person. A Chicago based hospital system is rethinking what the physical should include. North Shore University Health System is now adding genetic testing to its annual exam with counseling.  Lower cost genetic screening is now available making Read More »

Opioid deaths have nearly doubled since 2009 according to Time magazine. Isn’t it time to champion non pharmacological care of painful conditions?

Opioid deaths have nearly doubled since 2009 according to Time magazine.  Isn’t it time to champion non pharmacological care of painful conditions? Not a week goes by where we hear about the Opioid problem.  Chiropractic medicine has been at the forefront of non pharmacological pain management and is often underutilized by the medical system.  About a year ago, Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield revealed their Omnia Plans which placed 94% of the chiropractors in the more expensive tier 2, even though the profession is part of the solution to this mess.  Are they tone deaf?  Are our politicians? Do your Read More »