Merolla Chiropractic

100 Bedford Street
New Bedford, MA 02740


Posts for category: diet

By Merolla Chiropractic New Bedford
February 24, 2014
Category: diet
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Here is a link to a great opinion piece on the problem with GMO foods.  As a bonus, it was published right in our own backyard by the Standard Times!  http://Here is a link to a great opinion piece on the problem with GMO foods. As a bonus, it was published right in our own backyard by the Standard Times!

By Merolla Chiropractic
February 24, 2014
Category: diet
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When researchers started tinkering away at animal models of atherosclerosis (hardening of the arteries), a compound found in green, abbreviated EGCG, has been shown to reduce a marker of inflammation abbreviated CRP. 

Such research suggests green tea may help decrease the risk of developing atherosclerosis.

Plus, a Japanese tea ceremony is so much cooler than going to Dunkin Donuts or Starbucks!

Source: Chem Biol Interact. 2010 Jan 5;183(1):125-32. Regulatory effect of epigallocatechin gallate on the expression of C-reactive protein and other inflammatory markers in an experimental model of atherosclerosis.

By Merolla Chiropractic
December 01, 2013
Category: diet
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Date:  Wednesday, November 13th at 6:15 – 7:45 pm

           (We will be gathering the 2nd Wednesday of EACH MONTH at the same time)

Place:  Merolla Chiropractic, 100 Bedford St., New Bedford, MA 02740.

Theme for November:  Clean Eating During The Holidays

***There is a $10 Participation fee for each session.
Receive Support while learning and growing with one another to make Clean Eating become Easy Eating.  Everyone is welcome to attend and we ENCOURAGE attendance from the beginner to the experienced. We aim to provide insight into meal preparation and recipe sharing.  Each month we will present an educational segment and demo or highlight a recipe.
Each month we will have an on-time drawing for a door prize for those who arrive on time and starting next year there will be a two BIG DRAWINGS during the year (months to be determined).                        

*Bring a Recipe that you love related to the month’s theme, your questions, and an open mind to the club

*We will gather all recipes and make edits to CLEAN them up

*You will start a collection of CLEAN recipes!

*We will answer your questions.

**Ideas are accepted and appreciated to make the experience AMAZING for everyone**

PLEASE RESERVE YOUR SPOTby signing up in our office, emailing us at, or by calling (508) 508-996-6781.  Questions? Feel free to call Mona Merolla, who will be hosting the club, at (508) 982-2458.

By New Bedford Chiropractor
July 14, 2013
Category: diet
Tags: Vitamin D   uterine fibroids  


Women who were evaluated to possess adequate serum levels of vitamin D most of us do not have levels high enough due to the low RDA) were shown to have a 32% decreased risk of developing uterine fibroids compared to women found to be vitamin D deficient.

Just another slam dunk for D!

By Chiropractor New Bedford, MA
July 14, 2013
Category: diet

A recent study on essential fatty acids highlights the different nutritional needs of men versus women.

As you might think, men and women have varied nutritional requirements.  And of course, this can impact specific aspects of human health differently for men vs. women. 

In the study, when evaluating thrombotic (blood clot) disease risk, men who supplemented with an EPA rich omega-3 fatty acid experienced a reduction in platelet aggregation (clotting) as opposed to women who experienced a similar effect only when supplementing with DHA rich omega-3 fatty acid.

So when you reach for a fish oil supplement, gender can matter!

PS- This is the fish oil supplement in use in my home!  It has a good balance of EPA, DHA, and other not yet discovered fatty acids.  If you are interested, call the office for the website code and you can order it online.