Health Tips

Throughout the past three decades, Dr. Ira Shapiro has provided safe, gentle and effective chiropractic care to tens of thousands of patients ranging from community members to professional athletes competing at the highest international levels.
This section of our website provides information beyond chiropractic care. Click on the articles below and you will find news about our practice as well as practical wellness information which you can incorporate into your lifestyle to improve the quality of your life. Dr. Shapiro writes about issues relating to aging, fighting fatigue and staying physically fit.

Forms of Added Sugar

Added sugar provides “empty” calories with no nutritional value. Eating too much sugar is linked to weight gain and various diseases like obesity, type 2 diabetes, tooth decay and heart disease. It’s important to make the distinction between added sugars…

Raw or Cooked Vegetables?

In order to achieve optimal health, vegetables should be a key component of our diets. Federal guidelines recommend that adults have at least 2 to 3 cups of vegetables per day as part of a healthy eating pattern. This has…

Organic vs Non-Organic

We all want to provide the best and most nutritious food for our families, along with minimizing the toxins to which we are exposed. This raises the question: Should we buy organic? Organic foods are  generally defined as those foods…

Calcium Rich Foods That Are Non-Dairy

Calcium is one of the most important minerals for our bodies and is required for muscle and nerve functions. Diet is the best way to get calcium yet don’t think of only dairy food sources for your calcium intake. There…

Remedies For Restless Legs Syndrome

RLS may be considered a sleep disorder since symptoms are more common and intense during the evening when at rest so it can become difficult to fall asleep or return to sleep after waking up.  Moving the legs or walking…

Technology Overload

Do you find yourself endlessly checking email and social apps? Do you have these accounts on all your devices? People routinely are using multiple devices simultaneously – and there are many! One’s smartphone, Apple watch, tablet, laptop, desktop and tv…

Signs of Lyme Disease

Lyme disease is a bacterial infection transmitted to humans from the bite of an infected blacklegged tick – also known as the deer tick.  If left untreated, the infection can spread to joints, the heart, and the nervous system. Nonetheless,…

What Causes Shingles?

If you had chickenpox as a child, there is the risk of getting shingles. Shingles is an infection caused by the varicella-zoster virus, which is the same virus that causes chickenpox. Even after the chickenpox infection is over, the virus…

Circadian Rhythm

Do you notice that you tend to feel energetic or sleepy around the same times each day? That’s because your circadian rhythm is at work. What is a circadian rhythm? Your circadian rhythm is essentially an internal clock that operates…

Safety First – Know The Heimlich Maneuver

The forkful looks so good! You can’t wait to sink your teeth into it. Uh oh…too much, too quickly. Most of us have experienced this and can relate! Choking is a real risk especially for our children and seniors. Believe…

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