Category: Diary of a NJ Chiropractor

The vaping illness epidemic that has your doctor concerned

  The vaping illness epidemic that has your doctor concerned A patient visits a walk-in medical clinic after he was vaping with some friends.  The doctor on duty assesses the situation and recommends the patient go to the emergency room. Many people are consuming marijuana by using vaping which uses a capsule inserted into a cigarette-like electronic device.   Once charged, the oil in the capsule is inhaled as a smoke or water vapor and the effect of the marijuana is felt after one or two inhalations. Vaping the essence of tobacco or marijuana has been around for years, but this Read More »

Is wearing shoes in the house an unhealthy practice?

Is wearing shoes in the house an unhealthy practice? Have you ever been asked to remove your shoes before entering someones home? There may be traditions at work here if you had been asked to do this or if you do this yourself.   You may also do it for health reasons. What is on your shoes may be anything from fecal material to bacteria that is on the pavement. If you walk in the house and tracking this throughout it, is it unsafe, unsanitary or does it really matter? The New York Times recently explored this idea with surprising results. Read More »

10 healthy reasons to eat strawberries

10 healthy reasons to eat strawberries Strawberries are plentiful, inexpensive and filled with nutritious vitamins, minerals, and fiber. When they are ripe, they are delicious as well. Most people are familiar with visiting their doctor and having diseases treated.  What if the food you ate prevented disease? Strawberries may health prevent diseases due to their low sugar and high nutritional levels. I came across this blog that offers 10 health benefits of strawberries that I wish to share with you. Check it out below This heart-shaped berry has been said to signify purity, passion, and healing. A close relative to Read More »

Food as medicine; could this be the best way to avoid disease?

Food as medicine; could this be the best way to avoid disease? Aging and pills have become a way of life for many Americans.   We take a pill for blood pressure, another one for cholesterol and yet another one for a dysfunctional thyroid gland. It is a fact that Americans take more pills than any other country according to Consumer Reports. We also pay the highest prices for those medications as well. Those who practice functional medicine take a holistic look at what went wrong with you.  They then find the common elements in your body’s systems and treat the Read More »

How to avoid medical treatment that may not work or tests that are costly and unnecessary.

How to avoid medical treatment that may not work or tests that are costly and unnecessary. Medical costs continue to skyrocket, and more than ever, healthcare consumers need to learn when to stay no. One of the most frustrating parts of being a doctor is that third-party administrators such as NIA (National Imaging Associates) constantly deny tests such as an MRI when a patient is in pain. For years, doctors have been ordering MRI’s and other tests partly because they have little training in evaluating problems such as back pain but also because of the concern of missing a problem Read More »