Diary of a NJ Chiropractor

Heart failure kills more Americans than any other disease according to Time magazine. Is our healthcare system failing them or are we failing ourselves?

Heart failure kills more Americans than any other disease according to Time magazine. Is our healthcare system failing them or are we failing ourselves? Heart failure is the number 1 killer of Americans according to a new report published in JAMA Cardiology. Improvements in public health and medicine have improved life expectancy. A rapidly-aging U.S population with high rates of diabetes and obesity is challenging the progress made so far that had been showing cardiovascular disease rates had been rapidly declining over the past few decades. This new study which looked at death certificates from 2011 through 2017 also points Read More »

If you want smarter children, eat fish while you are pregnant and have them eat it too according to the NY Times.

If you want smarter children, eat fish while you are pregnant and have them eat it too according to the NY Times. We know that fish can help us stay healthier.   Omega 3’s are common in certain fishes such as salmon and can help reduce inflammation as well as improve your cardiovascular health. According to a new article published by the NY Times, eating seafood while you are pregnant is now associated with improved tests of mental skills in children. This is based on an analysis published in the journal PLEFA that included 29 studies with 102,944 mother-child pairs, and Read More »

Running With Runners Knee: Symptoms, Exercises, & Treatment

Running injuries affect about half of all runners annually. But runners’ knee is different. Runners’ knee isn’t just for runners. Anyone can suffer from it. What is the runners’ knee? It is a broad term that can be used to describe pain from several possible knee problems. Also, runners’ knee may be referred to as patellofemoral pain syndrome by a physician or sports rehabilitation specialist. There are numerous causes for this particular injury: Overuse – High-stress exercises, such as lunges or plyometric training, can inflammation of tissues in and around your kneecap. A direct hit – If the knee has been Read More »

Food as medicine? Fixing our diet may be the best cure for chronic diseases according to the NY Times.

Food as medicine? Fixing our diet may be the best cure for chronic diseases according to the NY Times. The idea that food is all the medicine we need has been around for many years.   Statistically, those of us who live in the United States are less healthy than others who come from the Mediterranian countries and eat a Mediterranian style diet.  Other developed countries may also lead to more active lifestyles, which is in contrast to the USA where people in the suburbs will get in their cars to go from place to place.  There is also the idea Read More »

According to the NY Times, we all have movement signatures; can this be why we hurt?

According to the NY Times, we all have movement signatures; can this be why we hurt? The NY Times recently published an article called Something in the way we move.  The Journal of Applied physiology recently published a paper authored by French and Australian researchers who developed algorithms to determine whether individual movement patterns exist that are unique to us.   80 healthy men and women of different physiques were studied in a human performance lab while they biked and walked on a treadmill.  They were hooked up to electrodes to help the scientists develop the data from each participant.   The Read More »