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Welcome to the office of Joel Berger, MS, DC, DABCN, QME.

Posted by on Jan 11, 2016 in Welcome | 0 comments

Our goal is to help you achieve your optimal health care goals. We look at the three components that make up your overall health which includes structure, nutritional/chemical and emotions. These three components are inter-connected and when there is a disturbance in one of them it can affect the other two. Health is defined as having a balance of these three components and not simply “having no symptoms”. Dr. Berger’s approach to health is simple yet efficient. There are four irreplaceable keys in improving your health. They...

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Williams and Rivers Death: Re-evaluating the Safety of Medicine

Posted by on Dec 3, 2014 in Chiropractic Neurology, Health & Nutrition | 2 comments

On September 4th, Joan Rivers died. She was the second legendary performer to die within a month; the other being Robin Williams. While it is inevitable that one day we all face the ultimate demise, however, it’s the manner in which they passed away that requires a closer look. On August 11th, Robin Williams died. Upon hearing the news I felt stomach punched and deeply saddened, however, when I found out how he died I was devastated. Following his death, the network news brought out their medical doctors to shed light on Williams’ condition...

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Verdict In: Fat and Butter Exonerated

Posted by on Sep 1, 2014 in Uncategorized | 2 comments

The June 23rd 2014 issue of Time magazine graces its cover with the bold statement to “Eat Butter” and further mentions that scientists were actually wrong about fats. After reading this article I am more disturbed than educated on this subject. Here’s why. It was with the dangerous combination of “Good Intentions” and faulty science that actually launched the current obesity epidemic in the first place. In 1977, authoritative powers like the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and some political...

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Wanting to Lose Weight-Part III-Addressing the Real Truth about Artificial Sweeteners

Posted by on Mar 27, 2014 in Chiropractic Neurology, Health & Nutrition | 1 comment

Saccharin-The Birth of a Sweet Problem: In 1879, the first artificial sweetener (AS), saccharin, was produced. It was made with the concerted efforts of Dr. Ira Remsen, who later became the second president of Johns Hopkins, and fellow researcher Constantine Fahlberg. They used Toluene, a versatile chemical that is used for dissolving paint, making silicone sealants and increasing octane levels in gas (1). Saccharin is 500 times sweeter than sugar, but more importantly it paved the way for more AS to unfortunately make its way into our food...

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Want to Lose Weight-It’s Not Complicated-Part II-Forget Fructose

Posted by on Aug 22, 2013 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

If you want to lose weight then you need to control sugar consumption, plain and simple. One sugar in particular, fructose, clearly requires attention. This sugar has raised controversy. The proponents of fructose and high fructose corn syrup (HFCS) namely the packaged food industry,  corn manufacturers and dubious medical experts, will tell you that fructose and HFCS are safe. They will make the comparison between glucose and fructose, saying that they are both classified as a simple sugar. They both share the same molecular make-up…...

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Want to Lose Weight-Get Off Sugar-It’s Not Complicated-Part I Joel Berger

Posted by on Jun 14, 2013 in Health & Nutrition, Media Bar, Uncategorized | 1 comment

Want to Lose Weight-Get Off Sugar-It’s Not Complicated-Part I Joel Berger

Today, two-thirds of American adults are overweight with an estimated 35.7% being obese. In children, one out of three fall into the overweight/obese category and the adolescent population has tripled in the last 30 years. Obesity leads to other serious health issues including diabetes, heart disease, stroke, high blood pressure, osteoarthritis, and certain cancers. It is also rated the second highest preventable cause of death (behind smoking) according to the Journal American Medical Association (JAMA). As this problem worsens, suggestions...

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