Entries by drweitz

Flouride and Neurobehavioral Problems

Neurobehavioral problems such as autism, attention-deficit disorder, and dyslexia are on the rise in children in the US. Could fluoride ingestion be contributing to this? Flouride has been added to the water in many cities and to toothpaste and mouthwash to reduce dental carries, but increasing evidence points to fouride as a potential neuro-toxin. Arguably, […]

Improved Mental Capacity and Long Term Brain Health

How do you keep your brain healthy and maximize your mental capacity as you age?  Some of the following recommendations are from an article in the Jan/Feb issue of Nutrition Action Letter:   1. Manage your blood pressure.  People who have high blood pressure have a higher risk of dementia and cognitive decline as they age. There […]

Epidural Steroid Injections

Epidural steroid injections are a commonly recommended procedure for patients with back pain with or without leg pain (sciatica).  I have personally seen this procedure work effectively in some cases when surgery was being considered as an option and I would certainly prefer to see patients avoid surgery.  On the other hand, I have seen a […]

Eating Healthy at Thanksgiving

How to Avoid Gaining Weight Over the Thanksgiving Holiday by Dr. Roseanne Dembeck and Dr. Ben Weitz Thanksgiving dinner wasn’t always so indulgent or calorie filled.  It was all eaten over a three day celebration.  It wasn’t until the mid-late 1800s that the meal became a national past time, when it was declared a national […]

Regular Chiropractic Care

Spinal Tune-ups                                 Many of you have experienced the benefits of chiropractic care for back pain, neck pain, headaches, rotator cuff shoulder problems, etc. Getting the spinal joints moving freely is important for spinal health. It helps to keep the foramen (spaces where the nerves travel) free from interference to the nerve flow.  Any pressure […]

Endometrial Cancer Update

A recent report from the World Cancer Research Fund (1) found that both obesity (body fatness) and a high glycemic diet increase your risk of endometrial cancer.  A high glycemic diet (a diet containing foods that cause a quick spike in your blood sugar, like soda, desserts, breakfast cereals, chips, bagels, white rice, etc.) raises blood […]

Do Omega 3 Fats Increase Prostate Cancer Risk?

The short answer is No!!!  Omega 3 fats from fish and fish oil have been shown in numerous (hundreds) scientific studies to be associated with decreases in various chronic diseases, such as heart disease, diabetes, and cancer of various types.  Omega 3 fats like DHA and EPA (found in fish) are anti-inflammatory and we know that inflammation […]