Category: Diary of a NJ Chiropractor

Antimicrobial copper kills viruses and bacteria, so why isn’t it used on surfaces the public regularly touches?

Antimicrobial copper kills viruses and bacteria, so why isn’t it used on surfaces the public regularly touches? There is so much concern about the Covid19 virus, yet most of the surfaces we touch allow the growth of germs and allow viruses to collect. Copper, a reddish-brown metal is one of the few surfaces that many germs and viruses cannot grow on. In the 1800s, the cholera epidemic did not affect people who handled copper. Copper is found in bronze and brass which are alloys of copper. According to Vice, “It has been shown to kill a long list of microbes, including Read More »

Important news for anyone in the School Employee Health Benefits Plan (SEHBP).

Important news for anyone in the School Employee Health Benefits Plan (SEHBP). Here we go again.   Last year Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shields wanted to use American Specialty Health to manage care which was proven to be a really bad idea.  Thanks to you, it was denied by the DOBI (Department of Banking and Insurance). Those who are in education and are affected by NIA’s arrangements with Aetna know first hand that this not only does not save money but makes going to their chiropractor or therapist a constant issue with pre-denials that inappropriately restrict care. The same people who Read More »

Achilles Tendon Pain From Running? Here’s What to Do

Achilles Pain After Running You’ve just finished a job, and you can feel the rush of endorphins leaving you feeling on top of the world. But you’re also feeling some pain in your heel bone. And you suddenly realize that not everything is A-OK. What you’re experiencing is Achilles pain — something that is an all-too-common complaint from runners. Fortunately, you don’t have to sit back and take the pain: you can do something about it. Here’s a rundown on what you can do if you’re suffering from Achilles’ pain after running. Let’s jump in! Treatment for Achilles Pain After Read More »

Ultra processed foods and our waist lines; what is making us gain weight and why?

Ultra-processed foods and our waistlines; what is making us gain weight and why? It is no secret that Americans’ waistlines are getting larger and that ultra-processed food may be the reason. A recent article featured on Medpage today which was written by Anthony Pearson, MD, a cardiologist who makes a case for eliminating foods that are not only dense in calories but those that have too much sugar, too many ingredients you cannot pronounce or would put in your cupboard. He makes a strong argument indirectly for us to cook our food and rely more on foods we can understand Read More »

Intermittent fasting? Research suggests you pay attention to your biological clock.

Intermittent fasting? Research suggests you pay attention to your biological clock. Intermittent fasting has grown in popularity. There are different theories on how you should do this, but new research suggests that your biological clock should dictate how you do it. According to a new study published in the journal PLoS Biology by biological science researchers at Vanderbilt, the answer to eating (or fasting) windows lies in the circadian rhythms of the body’s biological clock. According to the National Institutes of Health, are Circadian rhythms are physical, mental, and behavioral changes that follow a daily cycle. They respond primarily to Read More »