Get Healthy NJ Blog
By Dr. Julie Monica, ANJC Nutrition Council Chair
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.
How many times did Mom and Dad tell you not to slouch? Although it probably felt like it, they weren’t just nagging for the sake of nagging. Good posture is important for so many reasons. Back, shoulder and neck pain are the most obvious and common results of slouching, but that’s just the beginning. And our reliance on smartphones these days, isn’t helping.
By Julianne Monica DC, CNS, DCBCN
We all know fish is one of the best things we can eat. It’s a protein superfood – a concentrated protein source, good for cholesterol management and can provide a high daily dose of omega-3 fatty acids in one serving. It is one of the foods that really can be eaten on virtually any dietary plan that includes animal consumption. But what about the ocean pollution and mercury? This has deterred and worries many about this once reliable, healthful protein.
What do prescription painkillers OxyContin, Vicodin and codeine, have in common with illegal drugs like heroin? They are all in a class of drugs known as opioids – highly effective, highly addictive pain relievers. So why go directly to pharmaceuticals when conservative care can relieve your pain?