Diary of a NJ Chiropractor

Too much sitting when working from home? Here are some exercises courtesy of CNN that may help.

Too much sitting when working from home? Here are some exercises courtesy of CNN that may help. While many of us are working from home more than we used to, the long hours of sitting can cause us to experience pain and stiffness even with the best ergonomic setup and chair. Movement is essential because our heart pumps blood to the body but what pumps it back to the heart is limb movement.   A sit-stand type desk can help, but periodic exercise can also help. I personally find it best to exercise before your day so we are more comfortable Read More »

Plastic and our health; Consumer Reports weighs in on how we eat plastic and things you can do to avoid it.

Plastic and our health; Consumer Reports weighs in on how we eat plastic and things you can do to avoid it. What would a world without a plastic look like?  Many food containers are made of it as well as water bottles, shopping bags and when you buy meat, they come wrapped in plastic as well. Did you know that all of that plastic is ending up in our digestive tracts and may be responsible for many health-related ailments common in today’s society? There are a number of companies that are now manufacturing food containers that are made of glass Read More »

Parkinson’s disease; Growing evidence suggests it may begin in the gut which may offer a way to effectively treat it.

Parkinson’s disease; Growing evidence suggests it may begin in the gut which may offer a way to effectively treat it. Many of us know someone who has Parkinson’s disease.  A close cousin of mine who was a world-renowned pediatrician developed it in his 60’s and it forced him into early retirement. The more we understand diet and how the gut works, the closer we come to understand that many of the diseases that are treated medically with often poor results are gut-related.  There is growing evidence that suggests Parkinson’s is one of those diseases. There is a recent blog that Read More »

What happens when you stop eating sugar

What happens when you stop eating sugar Sugar is in many of the processed foods we eat and too much of it can cause health problems and can be the reason for so many people in the USA being diabetic and having metabolic syndrome. Problems such as heart disease and inflammation are often driven by sugar.   In today’s covid19 epidemic, having metabolic syndrome with insulin resistance puts you at a much higher risk of mortality. Sugar is addictive, it tastes good and it activates the dopamine response in the reward area of the brain. Getting past a sugar addiction can Read More »

Inflammation and your mental, physical, and long term health; This knowledge will change medical practice forever.

Inflammation and your mental, physical, and long term health; This knowledge will change medical practice forever. Health care providers who perform functional medicine have said for years that inflammation was the cause of most disease, not cholesterol, and autoimmune diseases do not just happen to nice people. Many functional medicine providers, chiropractors, and nutritionists have advocated the idea of the leaky gut and the problems with a faulty barrier in the gut as the place many of these problems begin to occur. Mainstream medicines drug for your ill approach has a poor record when it comes to treating many chronic Read More »