Diary of a NJ Chiropractor

An innovative way to cure a gut infection without using antibiotics as featured in the New England Journal of Medicine.

An innovative way to cure a gut infection without using antibiotics as featured in the New England Journal of Medicine. If you have ever had a stomach bug that caused diarrhea, cramping and chills, you know how disabling this can be, which are typical of C. difficile gut infections.  Most doctors treat bacterial gut infections like these with antibiotics, which often help however, the downside is that antibiotics also kill off the good bacteria we need for health, vitamin assimilation and to help reduce inflammation, one of the main causes of disease. In a new study, instead of using antibiotics, patients Read More »

Here are six apple cider drinks you can make now to help digestion, lose weight and more.

Here are six apple cider drinks you can make now to help digestion, lose weight and more. Apple cider vinegar is know to help people with reflux, since it acidifies the gastric sphincter located at the entrance to the stomach causing it to contract.  The benefit of this is that food is likely to stay in the stomach and not wash up into the esophagus.  The other benefit is that unlike buffering the stomach which can worsen reflux in the long term and cause intestinal overgrowth of bacteria, using apple cider vinegar can improve digestion, inhibit the overgrowth of intestinal Read More »

Custom foot orthotics on a growing child is a bad idea; here’s why and here is a more cost effective and sensible solution.

Custom foot orthotics on a growing child is a bad idea; here’s why and here is a more cost effective and sensible solution. This past weekend I was the medical staff for a USATFNJ Jr. Olympic track meet.   These events are busy for the on site doctor as many young athletes with ongoing problems will visit, asking for ice, or to be stretched or wrapped. One young runner and her dad stopped by to ask for ice for her heel.  I always begin by asking questions since many athletes may require some additional care and advice that can help them prevent Read More »

How Kettlebell Workouts Can Improve Your Posture, a guest post

How Kettlebell Workouts Can Improve Your Posture, a guest post by Kettlebell Kings In today’s society, it is easy to fall victim to poor posture, whether it’s from sitting at a desk all day or a sedentary lifestyle on the weekends. The good news is that slumped shoulders and a curved or hunched back can be improved through regular exercise with a kettlebell. Kettlebell training can help strengthen the muscles that are causing you to slump over in your chair. There are several muscle groups in the body that effect posture and by working these areas through kettlebell movements and Read More »

New research suggests Fibromyalgia may be a posture problem.

New research suggests Fibromyalgia may be a posture problem. Fibromyalgia was a classification developed by rheumatologists to try to explain chronic pain patients they had trouble understanding. The original classification spoke about the idea of tender points, sleep disturbances as well as diffuse pain that often did not correlate with medical exam findings. Lyrica, which has been used as a sleep aid was and still is being used to mitigate the effects of the condition, with unpredictable results. The book Cheating Mother Nature, what you need to know to beat chronic pain examined the original classification and found flaws which Read More »