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.

What Is Inflammation?

Inflammation refers to your body’s process of fighting against things that harm it – such as infections, injuries and toxins –  in an attempt to heal itself. When something damages your cells, the body releases chemicals that trigger a response…

Simple Tips to Improve Your Concentration

Do you often forget a person’s name minutes after meeting them? Are you easily distracted? In the digital age we now live in, it can be difficult to stay focused. According to a Microsoft study, people now have a shorter…

Optimize Your Immunity

Your body’s nervous system controls and optimizes your immunity. Your nervous system is like an air traffic controller that directs the army of the immune system in detecting and eliminating invaders. The more powerful your immune system, the less likely…

Getting Enough Vitamin B?

Are you feeling more tired than usual? Do you have bouts of lightheadedness? Are you suffering from tingling or numbness in your hands and feet? You may not be getting enough Vitamin B. B vitamins affect our energy levels, brain…

Curb Your Appetite

It is astonishing how easy it can be for the extra pounds to creep up on us, especially as we age. Putting on a few extra pounds here and there may not seem significant but over the course of a…

The Importance of Sunscreen

Did you know that skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the United States? One in five Americans will be diagnosed with skin cancer. The deadliest form of skin cancer, melanoma, is responsible for most of the…

Positive Results with Nutritional Counseling

One of the positive results we see from nutritional counseling is an increase in a patient’s happiness. Patients feel good, they look good, they have improved self-confidence and some people even lose weight from changing their diet. Patients are happy…

Nutrition Tips

Find nutrition tips to get more energy, lose weight, lower blood pressure and cholesterol and more. The less ingredients in the foods we eat, the better. Always eat real fruits, vegetables, fish and lean meat as opposed to processed foods that…
Never Dismiss the Pain

Never Dismiss the Pain

By Dr. Ira Shapiro, Director of the Plaza Chiropractic Center in Old Bridge, New Jersey Nearly 30 years ago, millions of Americans everywhere joined the physical fitness craze that was fueled by celebrities in tight fitting leotards selling their latest…
Stand Tall

Stand Tall to Look and Feel Better

By Dr. Ira Shapiro, Director, Plaza Chiropractic Center, Old Bridge, New Jersey Many of us never listened despite the continued warnings. “Don’t slouch” and “stand up straight” were far more than overbearing directives. They were precautions for the bad things…

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