Diary of a NJ Chiropractor

A new study reported by NPR confirms ultra processed foods are likely making us fatter.

A new study reported by NPR confirms ultra processed foods are likely making us fatter. There is growing information to support the idea that ultra processed foods are making us gain weight.  According to NPR, a recent study suggested that people who ate processed foods of similar caloric intake gained two pounds after a couple of weeks, while those who ate healthy or real food actually lost weight. The study showed that the problem was not as simple as salt or sugar. A while ago, another study showed that Brazilians gained weight when Nestle successfully marketed their processed foods to Read More »

Is CBD capable of everything it has been advertised to do? See this NY Times report.

Is CBD capable of everything it has been advertised to do?  See this NY Times report. CBD it seems is everywhere.  You can find it being sold through multi level marketing, through doctors offices, and even through the local bodega. This past weekend I was at a conference for NJ Chiropractors in New Brunswick and asked one vendor many of the hard questions.  One of the questions had to do with GW pharmaceutical’s who sells a manufactured CBD, as opposed to a naturally grown version of the hemp plant. Apparently, not all the CBD plants are the same and neither Read More »

Are spin classes bad for your hearing and your back, or are the concerns overblown?

Are spin classes bad for your hearing and your back, or are the concerns overblown? Many of our patients love going to spin classes.  Spin raises your heart rate and can offer a first rate aerobic workout.  Since it is done in a classroom, it can also offer a competitive experience as you try to keep up with what the class is doing. Spin can also damage your hearing, if the leader has the music set too loud so it may be a good idea to wear inexpensive ear filters to remove harmful frequencies while allowing you to hear what Read More »

Chronic pain; potent drugs do not work so what does according to Consumer Reports?

Chronic pain; potent drugs do not work so what does according to Consumer Reports? Whom should you visit first for a problem with chronic pain?  Is Fibromyalgia a real disease or is a manifestation of chronic pain gone bad?  Should chronic pain be a normal part of aging? Why is it so difficult to get effective care for why you ache without searching for a bottle of pills. A while ago a patient told me this humorous story; A patient of his would always look at his grandfather when he got up in the morning.  He would sit up in Read More »

The CEO of Brooks Running discusses how their shoe designs are adapting to the latest science of running.

The CEO of Brooks Running discusses how their shoe designs are adapting to the latest science of running. Recently, Brooks introduced their new Adrenaline shoe, which is a significant design update of their very popular Brooks Adrenaline shoe line. Runners are superstitious, and are less likely to want to try a new version of their shoe, but Brooks took the chance and the new design is catching on. Brooks is now a division of Berkshire Hathaway and the CEO of Brooks, Jim Weber was recently interviewed regarding the shoe line and the science behind how they design their shoes. According Read More »