Diary of a NJ Chiropractor

Are you planning on getting vaccinated? How you get vaccinated can result in greater immunity according to the NY Times.

Are you planning on getting vaccinated? How you get vaccinated can result in greater immunity according to the NY Times. We are toward the end of cold and flu season and many people continue to get the covid boosters. According to the NY Times, using both arms with multidose vaccinations is more effective than injecting the same arm with the additional dose according to researchers at Oregon Health & Science University. Apparently, using both arms improves your immune response to the vaccine.  This was true of the COVID-19 shots offered during the pandemic. Other data suggests that we respond to Read More »

Alcohol and the microbiome of the gut; good or bad? The NY Times weighs in.

Alcohol and the microbiome of the gut; good or bad? The NY Times weighs in. The gut microbiome helps us assimilate vitamins, and other nutrients from food.  It also helps us avoid inflammation and many of the associated diseases such as insulin resistance which can lead to diabetes. Good foods also help in addition to fiber keep the gut healthy too. It is understood that heavy drinking can cause dysbiosis as it causes an imbalance of “good” and “bad” bacteria in their guts.  This eventually can cause a leaky gut where the lining that usually acts as a filter to Read More »

Is this why women have more autoimmune diseases than men?

Is this why women have more autoimmune diseases than men? Statistically, women have more autoimmune diseases than men do.   According to the NY Times, the mystery may lie in the X chromosome according to a new study recently reported in the Journal Cell and reported by the NY Times. In autoimmune problems like lupus and multiple sclerosis, a special set of molecules that act on the extra X chromosome carried by women can sometimes confuse the immune system according to the most recent researchers. Will this lead to better treatments or cures?  Check out the article below Why Do Women Read More »

A no-nonsense approach to treating and resolving Carpal Tunnel Symptoms

A no-nonsense approach to treating and resolving Carpal Tunnel Symptoms Are you experiencing wrist pain, and numbness in the hands especially at night, mostly in the first three fingers? Do you get shoulder and neck pain as well? Did your doctor diagnose you with Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS) or Repetitive Strain Disorder (RSD) of the wrist and arm? If you search through Google you are likely to find articles recommending things such as splints on the wrists as a first approach to care and that it is most likely found in women and aggravated by pregnancy. Most of these articles Read More »

Chiropractic for pain management on the rise according to recent JAMA study. .

Chiropractic for pain management on the rise according to recent JAMA study. Initial Findings in Recent Jama Article Indicate Use of Chiropractic for Pain Management Increased in 2022 A research letter published on January 25, 2024, in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), provides initial findings from the most recent (2022) survey on the use of complementary health approaches (CHA).1 The findings include data from the National Health Interview Survey (NHIS), which conducts interviews both by phone and in-person and has been published in 2002, 2012, and again in 2022. Seven forms of complementary care are included in the latest study: chiropractic, Read More »