Diary of a NJ Chiropractor

Do we live longer because of medical technology, or did our ancestors have a similar lifespan?

Do we live longer because of medical technology, or did our ancestors have a similar lifespan? If we read the bible or if we read other historical books, there are many instances referring to elderly people who live into their 70’s, yet those who promote today’s medical technology would like us to believe they are responsible. Do we have a longer lifespan than the Ancient romans did? It is probably that humans have always had a long lifespan according to an article that looks at the history of longevity. Currently, life expectancy is decreasing.  Prior to that, it appeared to Read More »

Norway has opened their gyms and Covid19 where the virus is declining without a rise in infections. Gyms may be safer than we thought.

Norway has opened its gyms and Covid19 where the virus is declining without a rise in infections. Gyms may be safer than we thought. If you are a regular gym person, Covid19 has affected your daily routines for staying healthy.  Sure, there are some innovative folks that are taking personal training outdoors with socially distanced classes but it is not the same and can be weather dependent. Norway has reopened their gyms as their numbers have decreased and so far, there is not been a rise in COVID cases.  This is good news for those who love their gym but Read More »

Is sleep deprivation a silent killer? Check this out

Is sleep deprivation a silent killer? Check this out. Many of us do not get enough sleep.   Reasons may include stress, pain, poor sleeping habits, using electronic screens before going to bed, or the stimulation from video games.  Other things such as caffeine or caffeinated drinks may also contribute to sleep issues. Correcting a poor sleep cycle can be frustrating since it takes time to change bad habits and to eventually find out why someone has difficulty sleeping in the first place. Regulating sleep may require supplementation with things such as ashwagandha which can help re-regulate the stress hormone cortisol Read More »

The positive consequences of exercise; what a single exercise session does to your body according to the NY Times

The positive consequences of exercise; what a single exercise session does to your body according to the NY Times During the Covid19 lockdown, exercise became a common activity many of us did to keep busy, stay fit, and avoid weight gain from being sedentary. Our routines were affected greatly, and many of us walked outside more, rode bicycles, or attempted to buy one creating a strange bicycle shortage and as the weather warmed, many of us ran outside as well. As fewer cars were on the road, more people experienced better air to breathe while exercising, and for those riding Read More »

Vitamin D may be a key ingredient your body needs to recover from Covid19 according to USA Today.

Vitamin D may be a key ingredient your body needs to recover from Covid19 according to USA Today. On our Covid19 blog, I discussed a study that had shown that people who were vitamin D deficient had a more difficult time dealing with the effects of Covid19. Vitamin D is important for immune system function and especially important for preventing the acute respiratory stress caused by the Covid19. Genetics may play a part in how much vitamin D you naturally have with people of color and older people having less naturally produced vitamin D. You need vitamin D to fight Read More »