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New Bedford, MA 02740


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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.


By New Bedford Chiropractor
June 26, 2013
Category: low back pain

Sitting Is The New Smoking!

Prolonged sitting at work, in the car, or at home, isn’t limited to causing low back pain.

In the 05/25/13 edition of the Los Angeles Times, Anup Kanodia, a doctor / researcher at the Center for Personalized Health Care located at Ohio State University's Wexner Medical Center stated, "Sitting is the new smoking."

Dr. Kanodia was citing an October 2012 Australian study published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine.  

According to the study, which compared sitting and smoking, each hour of TV that people watched while sitting, decreases lifespan by about 22 minutes.  And in the study it was estimated that smokers shorten their lifespan by about 11 minutes per cigarette.

So if you think about, sitting down to watch TV while smoking can be pretty unhealthy.

I mean like watching a horror movie unhealthy, where you want to shout at the screen.  “Don’t sit in that chair, it will kill you!  No!!!  Don’t light up that cigarette!  It means certain death!  I can’t watch...he’s going for the bag of Doritos!  Tell me when it’s over.


By Dr. Mike Merolla
February 04, 2013
Category: scoliosis

It appears they have confirmed finding King Richard III's remains.  From what I can see of his crooked spine, his royal court did not include a chiropractor!  Perhaps Shakespeare should have wrote: My kingdom for a chiropractor!