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Everyone experiences pain at some point.
Could yours be caused by your lifestyle? By how you sleep? By how you eat?
Here’s a look at some common causes of pain and what you can do to feel better.

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Chiropractic physicians are primary care professionals for spinal health and well-being. By delivering care that is safe, natural, and effective, they help to eliminate pain, prevent future problems and simply keep patients functioning at their best.

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Chiropractic physicians, by delivering care that is safe, natural, and effective, will be able to assist you with achieving a wide variety of your health goals, from helping you to eliminate pain, regain your health, prevent future problems or simply function at your best.

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ChiroCares 2020

May 19th is ChiroCares Giving Back Day. The Association of New Jersey Chiropractors members care about the health and well-being of our neighbors — and it begins with proper nutrition.

An estimated 1 in every 8 New Jersey children struggled with hunger BEFORE the Covid-19 pandemic. Now, it’s more critical than ever.

We are helping feed the hungry in our local communities through a virtual food drive. Please join us in donating to your local food food bank through FeedingAmerica.org.  Scroll down and enter your ZIP code to earmark your monetary donation to the food bank nearest you.
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Recent News

Holiday Eating – We Can Do it Better

By Dr. Julie Monica

Not only is the holiday or “Eating” season about to unfold, it arrives incumbered with many added changes and stresses this year.  More time spent in our homes is a change many of us share. This combination – more home time and the holidays – equals more time to cook and bake and honor all those past traditions. And it feels good.  But let’s give this some thought!

Of course, food has always been a part of celebrating.  But maybe we need to change our food intake around a bit as everything else is changing.

There has been a lot of buzz about the “Covid-19 15,” which is weight gain that is a culmination of less exercise and more food intake.  So yes, it is especially important to rein in some better eating habits now before this next prime time for extra pounds, a.k.a. the holidays, arrives.  We need to understand some guidelines and create some hard and fast habits to get us through this.  With that said, certain traditions may actually morph and improve with us in these times.  Instead of more holiday cooking, try keeping it more functional, focusing on alternative family interactions and fun inside and outside, for instance.

At the end of the holidays it could be so detrimental to have gained back the weight just lost during the summer months – and then continue to through the winter.

Some say that fatigue and even depression dampen their holiday season. These things are so common and widespread but somewhat avoidable.  Especially now, we need to also continue to keep our immune system and metabolic health (blood sugar, triglycerides, high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol, blood pressure, and waist circumference) in check.

Starting with a mindful, pragmatic approach in the way of defining where and when we eat those holiday meals is a powerful start.  Most of us really just have a few celebratory gatherings.  Targeting those meals and not allowing ourselves to eat through the entire holiday goes a long way.  Being consistent with our current, health-positive food and vitamin intake will also create balance, but it takes some daily effort.

Things to keep in mind:

  • The day of any party we want to eat our other, regular, healthful meals and supplements – only.
  • Start out anchoring your meal with protein and veggies, then add your holiday food.  That can even be sweets, which have less impact on blood sugar when eaten (and digested) with a meal.
  • Don’t stuff!  It is over as any other meal ends.  Don’t keep eating.
  • “Bring a Dish.”  If you always baked and brought the cupcakes, consider change and opt to bring a new, healthy creation. Lower carbohydrates are paramount.
  • Choose calorie-free drinks like water, teas and mineral water instead of festive drinks and sodas.
  • Continue your workouts and stay on your schedule!  So important for your continuous, metabolic balance.
  • Keep alcohol to a minimum.  At this time when we have so many added obligations and demands – even keeping ourselves healthy – we need our energy.  Why zap it?
  • Avoid the candy and cookies and even holiday liquor offered almost everywhere you go and shop.

Follow these tips and achieve better sleep.  As much as these food and nutrition tips address our physical health, the impact on energy and mood also is very significant and is primarily what drives our ability and mental attitude to keep motivated and energized to make these better choices consistently.

ChiroCares Giving Back Day

May 19, 2020

May 19th is ChiroCares Giving Back Day. The Association of New Jersey Chiropractors members care about the health and well-being of our neighbors — and it begins with proper nutrition.
An estimated 1 in every 8 New Jersey children struggled with hunger BEFORE the Covid-19 pandemic. Now, it’s more critical than ever.
We are helping feed the hungry in our local communities through a virtual food drive. Please join us in donating to your local food food bank through https://www.feedingamerica.org/. Scroll down and enter your ZIP code to earmark your monetary donation to the food bank nearest you.
#ChiroCares

New Jersey DCs Feed Front Line

The ANJC provided 130 meals to doctors and nurses at Chilton Medical Center in Pompton Plains, one of the areas hardest hit by the Covid-19 virus. Board members Dr. Steve Clarke, Dr. Seth Rossinow and Dr. Andreas Skounakis made the delivery Thursday, April 16, to show gratitude to those on the front lines.

Evidence That Vitamin D Supplementation Could Reduce Risk of Influenza and COVID-19 Infections and Deaths

An article reviewed on PubMed.gov, of the National Institutes of Health looks at the roles of vitamin D in reducing the risk of respiratory tract infections, knowledge about the epidemiology of influenza and COVID-19, and how vitamin D supplementation might be a useful measure to reduce risk. Through several mechanisms, vitamin D can reduce risk of infections.

It says, “To reduce the risk of infection, it is recommended that people at risk of influenza and/or COVID-19 consider taking 10,000 IU/d of vitamin D3 for a few weeks to rapidly raise 25(OH)D concentrations, followed by 5000 IU/d. The goal should be to raise 25(OH)D concentrations above 40-60 ng/mL (100-150 nmol/L). For treatment of people who become infected with COVID-19, higher vitamin D3 doses might be useful. Randomized controlled trials and large population studies should be conducted to evaluate these.”

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Holiday Eating – We Can Do it Better

By Dr. Julie Monica Not only is the holiday or “Eating” season about to unfold, it arrives incumbered with many added changes and stresses this year.  More time spent in our homes is a change many of us share. This combination – more home time and the holidays –...

Happy National Pistachio Day!

Happy National Pistachio Day! February 26 is National Pistachio Day! A 2013 study published in the New England Journal of Medicine found that people who consumed more nuts were at a lower risk of death from all causes. The nutrient and ability to satiate...