Diary of a NJ Chiropractor

Probiotic use, flu-like symptoms, and your health.

Probiotic use, flu-like symptoms, and your health. A recent study published in Frontiers in Pharmacology suggests that regular intake of probiotics can reduce the amount of acute respiratory tract infections (RTI’s) which may save the economy about 1.4 billion dollars yearly in lost productivity. RTI’s cause mild to severe flu-like symptoms and are responsible for many doctors’ visits during flu season. Probiotics are normally taken to improve gut health. It has been shown that healthy flora in the gut may be harmed by the intake of antibiotics.  When the flora changes in the gut, a person may gain weight, have Read More »

The new meatless meat; healthy or unhealthy?

  The new meatless meat; healthy or unhealthy? If you have ever tried a meatless burger in the past, it was likely made up of either black beans or other combinations of vegetables that tasted nothing like meat.  Many of these meat substitutes also did not cook like meat either. Two relatively new companies have gone public and made a few early investors impossibly rich as their stock prices soared.   Impossible foods and Beyond Meat are two companies that have developed products that look and even cook more like meat. You can now find Beyond Meat in major food stores Read More »

Is the expansion of Medicaid also driving opioid usage? According to the NY Times, it does.

Is the expansion of Medicaid also driving opioid usage? According to the NY Times, it does. Obamacare achieved its goals by having fewer people uninsured, while adding greatly to the Medicaid rolls in the USA. There are four major types of insurance that people in the USA have Medicaid – Those whose income is below 2,250 for an individual in NJ, and this amount can vary depending on the state. Medicare – people 65 and older are eligible.  Many people have also purchased a Medicare supplement which is from a private insurer or have decided on a Medicare replacement plan Read More »

Are you using toxic cookware?

Are you using toxic cookware?   Toxic cookware?   This is just another thing to worry about but here are some healthful information you can use to cook wisely. Fluoride, aluminum, tin and nickel are the most common metals that are poisonous to us and can be absorbed into the food we cook and then into our bodies.  Nontoxic metals such copper and chromium are also commonly leeched into our foods as well. The trend toward healthy eating is growing, as more of us buy organically grown foods as seen in our grocery shelves.   Food must also be prepared in a healthy Read More »

Arthritis and heart disease are tied together by NSAID pain relievers. Have you considered this effective and safe option for relief?

Arthritis and heart disease are tied together by NSAID pain relievers.  Have you considered this effective and safe option for relief? Pain relievers such as ibuprofen and naproxen may account for higher rates of heart disease and stroke in those with osteoarthritis.   If you have been taking these medications regularly, you may be at increased risk according to a recent study published in the journal of Arthritis & Rheumatology. This recent study, which used thousands of Canadian health databases confirmed previous studies that has also shown that these medications may cause heart problems.  This particular study shows that the risk Read More »