Medical Articles of Interest for April & May 2018

Chronic Pelvic Pain Tied to Balance, Posture Problems in Postmenopausal Women

Use It or Lose It to Prevent Alzheimer Disease

Oily Fish and Beans Delay Menopause, Rice and Pasta Hasten It

Midlife Anxiety Tied to Late-Life Dementia

Nut Consumption Linked to Lower AF Risk

Endocrine-Disrupting Agents Found in Black Women’s Hair Products

Dietary Salt–Not Just Hypertension–May Affect Brain

Statins Increase Diabetes Risk by up to 50% in Older Women

Does Parkinson’s Begin in the Gut?

Aggressive BP Lowering Linked to Falls in Older Patients

Resistance Exercise Cuts Depressive Symptoms

High Vitamin D Not Harmful, Whites Most Susceptible to Low Levels

Chiropractic Care Improves Usual Management for Low Back Pain

The Human Respiratory Microbiome: Implications and Impact  

Weekend Sleep-in May Lower Mortality Risk

Diet That Includes Some Animal Fat Helps Build Muscle



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May 6th Seminar I’m Taking: Ketosis and the Ketogenic Diet: A Deep Dive

Ketosis and the Ketogenic Diet: A Deep Dive

Dietary inducement of ketosis has been used as a modality for weight management for decades. Recently this approach has garnered significant attention and an increase in adherents, based partly on new evidence in the literature, and lay press, of its value and overall positive health impacts in certain applications. In this interactive workshop, our speakers will lead you on a deep dive into this fascinating topic as they explore the history of ketogenic diets and its science and how to incorporate a ketogenic lifestyle in appropriate patient management plans.

  • Develop a deeper understanding of the physiology and mechanisms of action of a ketogenic approach to weight management
  • Discuss relevant to weight management clinical studies that support a ketogenic diet
  • Learn how to incorporate a ketogenic lifestyle in patient management plans, along with menu tips and suggestions


8:15–10:30 AM                 The science, physiology, and practical application of ketogenic lifestyles
                Dr. Keroack
10:30–11:00 AM                 Break
11:00 AM–12:00 PM                 A Functional Medicine approach to ketogenics: common clinical uses
                Dr. Keroack
12:00–1:30 PM                 Lunch
1:30–3:00 PM                 Ketosis and ketogenic diets in exercise and sports
                Dr. Silverman
3:00–3:30 PM                 Break
3:30–5:00 PM                 Ketogenic diets, gut and neurological support
                Dr. Silverman

Presenter Bio:

Dr. Robert Silverman is an honors graduate of the University of Bridgeport College of Chiropractic and holds a master’s degree in Human Nutrition. Dr. Silverman is a Diplomate of the American Clinical Board of Nutrition and the Chiropractic Board of Clinical Nutrition and practices in White Plains, NY. He is on the advisory board for the Functional Medicine University and speaks widely at professional events as an expert in Functional Nutrition. Dr. Silverman appears regularly as a health commentator on Fox News Radio, Fox & Friends, CBS News, and other media outlets.

Dr. Christopher Keroack is the Medical Director at the New England Center for Functional Medicine in Springfield, MA, where he strives for excellence in lifestyle, integrative, and medical approaches to weight loss. Dr. Keroack has been a leading expert in weight loss and healthy living in Western Massachusetts since 1998.

Dr. Keroack is board certified in both Internal Medicine and Bariatric (weight management) Medicine. He received his formal education from Amherst College, Springfield College, and Tufts University School of Medicine. In addition to his formal training, he has obtained certifications in Functional Medicine, Age Management Medicine, and Naturopathic and Integrative Medicine from the Institute of Functional Medicine as well as The Cenegenics Education and Research Foundation for Age Management Medicine. He has spoken both nationally and internationally on weight loss, nutrition, fitness, and Functional Medicine. His combination of experience and training has enabled him to develop a comprehensive approach to optimizing health, wellness, and vitality.

this article includes possibility of use of ketogenic diet for cancer

Medical Articles of Interest for March 2018

Physical Fitness Tied to a Nearly 90% Reduction in Dementia Risk

High Cholesterol Tied to Lower Cognitive Decline Risk in Oldest Old

Healthy Diet Linked to Lower Hip-fracture Risk in U.S. Women

Maternal Levels of Vitamin E Isoform Linked to Child Asthma

The Gut Microbiome as a Therapeutic Target in the Pathogenesis and Treatment of Chronic Liver Disease

Music Boosts Exercise Capacity During Cardiac Stress Test

Cleaning Products Tied to Faster Lung Function Decline in Women

Mediterranean Diet May Help Protect Bones in Postmenopausal Women

Tai Chi Beats Aerobic Exercise for Fibromyalgia


Medical Articles of Interest for February 2018

Largest Animal Study of Cell Phone Radiation and Cancer Risk

Chronic Diseases Raise Cancer Risk as Much as Lifestyle Does

MIND Diet May Slow Cognitive Decline in Stroke Survivors

It’s a Draw! Low-Fat or Low-Carb Diets Equally Good, Finds Study

Ketogenic Drinks Improve Glycemia and Insulin Sensitivity

Heavy Drinking ‘Strongest’ Modifiable Risk Factor for Dementia

Vegetarian or Mediterranean? Both Diets Improve Weight, Lipids


Board Certified Chiropractor? – All Licensed Chiropractors Are! – A NYC Chiropractor / Applied Kinesiologist / NeuroKinetic Therapist Explains

I’m writing this short blog because I have noted that some chiropractors advertise themselves as board certified; it’s a cheap and misleading attempt to make their practice stand out.

All licensed chiropractors are board certified by the state in which they are licensed to practice. You have to pass the state board exam in order to get a state license

Please read on the National Board od Chiropractic Examiners web site:

“Just as medical doctors and attorneys must do, would-be chiropractors must prove their knowledge and readiness to practice. After they earn their degrees from chiropractic college, graduates must then take and pass their board exams before they can apply for a license to practice.

All fifty states, the District of Columbia, the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico regulate the practice of chiropractic and grant licenses to qualified candidates. Chiropractic physicians are only allowed to practice in states in which they are licensed.

Most states require passing scores on all or part of the four-part test administered by the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners.

After passing the board exams, candidates then complete the final steps to licensure as required by the state in which they would like to practice. These steps typically include undergoing a criminal background check, passing a state-level exam on the state’s scope of practice limitations, and submitting a list of personal references.

To maintain licensure, doctors of chiropractic are required (in all states but one) to earn continuing education units each year.”




Cervical Radiculitis – A NYC Chiropractor/Applied Kinesiologist/NeuroKinetic Therapist Explains What It Is & How She Treats It

Cervical radiculitis is when there is damage to the nerve roots of the cervical spine (C4 to T1) causing pain and loss of sensation or muscle weakness  or numbness along the pathway of the peculiar nerve into the shoulder or arm or hand or chest depending on which nerve root pathway is involved.

These pathways are also called dermatomes; see below.


Damage to cervical nerve roots occasionally due to some abnormality or defect in the cervical spine resulting in compression of the nerve roots. Some of the abnormalities that cause nerve root impingement at the vertebrae level are disc herniation, disc bulging , formation of bone spurs and a condition called spondylolisthesis  where one vertebra slips forward onto the below vertebra.

Other causes of disc/nerve root compression may be persistent  subluxation of vertebrae or fixation of a group of vertebra. These can be a result of poor posture or an injury such as head trauma or whiplash.

The Subluxation/Spinal Joint Dysfunction

Adding to these problems is the imbalance of surrounding musclature ; for example it is common to find the relationship between the neck flexors and  neck extentors to be completely dysfunctional.

After the orthopedic & neurological tests to find if there is disc compression and which nerve root pathway (dermatone) is affected, a testing of neck, shoulder,chest and arm muscles is d one.  Are there weak muscles?.  Is there a relationship between these weak muscles and other muscles that may be overworking.  Are there muscles that  need to be “turned off” and others need to be actiovated; I can use muscle spindles & golgi  tendons to do this. .

How a Combination of Applied Kinesiology, NeuroKinetic Therapy and Chiropractic Works

Neuro-lymphatic and  neuro-vascular pints are worked on to increase lymph and blood flow to affected muscles.

How an Applied Kinesiologist Uses Neuro Lymphatics to Improve Health

How a NYC Applied Kinesiologist Uses Neurovascular Pts for Better Physical and Emotional Wellbeing.

Any bilaterally weak muscles would point to  fixation of 2 or more vertebra and need to be corrected accordingly .

Spinal Pain Not Being Helped? See An Applied Kinesiologist; It May Be A Fixation

Palpation of the spine to find vertebrae lacking movement (subluxation) is done and I muscle test to find the correct corrective vector for the adjustment

The patient is given stretches  for the overactive muscles and exercises for the weak muscles , posture esp head position is reviewed.

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