Good Ol Fashioned Sandwich time!

 The weather is deceiving lately, making us all feel like summer is around the corner. It has been appropriate weather for a  picnic in the park or a day trip to the beach if you are here on the West Coast.  Lettuce wraps are great for this type of weather, but they don’t always pack well for the occasion.  Sometimes you just want a good old fashiond sandwich, and we finally have the recipe for you!  Here is a favorite from are very own Margaret Avey.

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A Natural Edge in Athletic Performance Provided by Chiropractic Explains Freehold Chiropractor

Athletes at all levels are using chiropractic for sports injuries and to recover from the demanding workouts.  Many college and professional teams even have chiropractors on their medical staff to treat patients.  chiropractor freehold A Natural Edge in Athletic Performance Provided by Chiropractic Explains Freehold ChiropractorJust this past football season, athletes were seen being treated by the team chiropractor right on the sidelines.  To the left you can see the Denver team chiropractor adjusting one of the players.

Now, a new award-winning study further confirmed previous studies that chiropractic can also improve athletic performance.  Chiropractic is giving a natural edge to the athletes.

Researchers examined 18 professional Brazilian judo competitors while under chiropractic care.  Half of the athletes received chiropractic adjustments while the other received sham treatment.  Researchers then evaluated athletes’ grip strength using a device that measures muscle force.

Throughout the study both groups maintained their regular workout schedule, but the chiropractic group had substantial improvements in their scores.  After just three treatments, the chiropractic group improved their grip strength by 11% on the left side and 17% on their right, while athletes in the sham treatment group had only improved by 4-6%.

This study is more evidence that chiropractic improves nervous system functioning, which in turn strengthens muscles.  Other studies and researchers report improved reflexes, flexibility, range of motion, breathing capacity, postural strength and coordination.

Chiropractic keeps your nervous system working efficiently and that is what plays the vital role in all the edges it provides the athletes in improving peak performance, chiropractor freehold A Natural Edge in Athletic Performance Provided by Chiropractic Explains Freehold Chiropractorinjury prevention and facilitating recovery.

Many pro athletes are speaking about the benefits of chiropractic:

Lance Armstrong said “The Chiropractor is the most important person on the team staff.”

One of the greatest boxers of all time, Holyfield remarks, “I have to have an adjustment before I go into the ring.  The majority of boxers go to get that edge.”

Recently NBA MVP Derrick Rose credited chiropractic for getting him back on the court after suffering with back spasms.

From the worlds fastest man, Usain Bolt, to Roger Craig, Jerry Rice, Emmit Smith, Tiger Woods, Aaron Rodgers, Olympian Dan O’Brien, Mark McGwire, Sugar Ray Leonard, Roy Jones Jr, Wayne Gretzky, Billy Jean King, John McEnroe, Mary Lou Retton, Bruce Jennor, Jimmy Connors, Dan Marino, Warren Moon, Jack Dempsey to Michael Jordan just to name a few have all been under regular chiropractic care.

chiropractor freehold A Natural Edge in Athletic Performance Provided by Chiropractic Explains Freehold ChiropractorYou do not have to be a professional athlete to benefit from the edge it can provide you too.  Chiropractic is great to improve your work outs, athletic performance, injury recovery and promoting healthy lifestyles and habits.  If you are ready to receive the best care that pro athletes utilize, contact a local chiropractor.

Dr. Russell Brokstein, DC is owner of Hometown Family Wellness Center in Freehold, NJ.  He has been in practice for 13 years and has worked on all levels of athletes from grade school to professional level and retirees who still get to enjoy their recreational sports while under chiropractic care.  Call our office today to see how we can help you at 732-780-0044.  Find out more information about chiropractic by clicking here:

Botelho MB, Andrade BB. Effect of cervical spine manipulative therapy on judo athletes’ grip strength. Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics 2012;35(11):38-44.


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Will competition in the online estate agent market reduce costs?

Will competition in the online estate agent market reduce costs?

Will competition in the online estate agent market reduce costs?

If there is one industry which was very quick to recognise the potential of the Internet it was the property/real estate market. When it became obvious that the Internet was here to stay, that it would be in homes around the world in a relatively short space of time and in theory it was cost effective compared to traditional estate agent outlets, it became something of a no-brainer. Some of the early entrants to the market such as Rightmove and Zoopla have certainly done very well and continue to go from strength to strength. However, is competition in the online real estate market set to reduce costs for buyers and sellers?

It would be wrong to suggest that the online property market is struggling, that margins are wafer thin and business is falling away, but there is no doubt that a number of high-profile stock market flotations and new entrants to the market are putting the industry under the spotlight.

Competition breeds competition

The simple fact is that where you have literally millions upon millions of customers each and every year, competition will breed further competition. We will see some of the weaker participants fall by the wayside, we could see costs reduced significantly and it is highly likely that we will see some form of consolidation in due course. The UK is home to an array of well-known property portals such as Rightmove and Zoopla as well as a new entrant in the shape of Agents Mutual having recently raised £6 million in seed capital.

Quote from : “A worldwide real estate market is now more accessible than ever before, information is readily available on the Internet and professional investors continue to grab the headlines. However, sometimes it is easy to forget that not all real estate investments are purely driven by money as more and more people look to pastures new….”

While there is more than enough business to go round, it seems that Agents Mutual could be about to shake up the sector with backers such as Savill’s, Knight Frank and Strutt and Parker. It will be interesting to see how this particular venture develops, whether it can take significant market share from the current leaders and whether indeed we see a reduction in overall costs for buyers and sellers.

Traffic is key

The simple fact is that traffic to any one website is the key to success, it brings in advertising, improves the company’s profile and success breeds success. It will be interesting to see how the major players in the UK online property market plan to maintain their connection with customers, increase their traffic going forward and protect their profitability. It seems like a no-brainer to suggest that more major competition in the sector will reduce margins but there may be other elements which online participants can tweak to maintain their profits going forward.

There is a suggestion that some of the major players such as Rightmove and Zoopla took advantage of the recent surge in the UK property market to increase their profile. Indeed Zoopla is expected to float on the stock market this year, placing it in the same public arena as rival Rightmove, we await the terms of their offer. The problem is that once you move into the stock market arena, shareholders will expect year-on-year profit increases, significant investment will be required and competition will come into play.

It will be interesting to see how the online property market performs in the short to medium term and indeed whether we see further consolidation in the future.


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Skeptics like Edzard Ernst remind me of Humpty Dumpty in their use of words.They make them up as they go along.


Have not blogged for a while. Funny how your priorities change when faced with the possibility of a premature end. About two months ago I was given the all clear, which means 12 months after surgery and having finished six months of chemotherapy I am still alive, no longer have a colostomy bag and there are no visible signs of cancer in my body. Chemo has caused a peripheral nuropathy in my hands and feet which I am slowly recovering from. In May I was palpating a clients spine one Monday morning and suddenly could not feel any “subluxations”. For a few days I was concerned that the skeptics were in fact right, and I had been delusional to believe that I could palpate spinal joint dysfunction AKA, (subluxation). However when I could no longer button my shirt, I was referred to a neurologist who explained that I was not delusional and how chemotherapy had damaged sensory neurons in my hands and feet, it might take years to recover and there was nothing that could be done.  Hopefully I will prove them wrong, I am playing Golf, tennis and working again ( not as well as before, but getting there). If ever a statement was true, it […]

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Is it me or should we be telling chiropractors to set their standards of care at 40 PVA


Just to clarify a few things for all the skeptics visiting the site to see this posting. I am a qualified chiropractor and as I have put it up I can say  its not what I would call typical chiropractic. It American sales techniques which have infiltrated chiropractic in Europe in  recent years. Yes a minority of chiropractors do use these techniques in the UK and since this started I and many chiropractors have  spoken out against the practice and if we make the public aware, it will stop. For Skeptics to suggest this is how all chiropractors practice is untrue, but skeptics often ignore truth for a good Tweet. In my opinion getting chiropractors to think like this is what has caused most damage to the profession in recent years. Where traditionally chiropractors focused on being great adjusters now its the numbers. According to Bob Hofman  in this video average chiropractors only see their patients 19 times a year, the elite at the Masters circle manage to see them 40 times. Perhaps thats how a good prostitute in Amsterdams red light district operates. Fucking the patient each week is better for everyone, they feel better and  she makes more […]

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Chiropractors as Primary Spine Care Providers:Precedents and Essential Measures

Chiro.Org Blog: Chiropractors have the potential to address a substantial portion of spinal disorders; however the utilization rate of chiropractic services has remained low and largely unchanged for decades. Other health care professions such as podiatry/chiropody, physiotherapy and naturopathy have successfully gained public and professional trust, increases in scope of practice and distinct niche positions within mainstream health care. […]


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Hockey player scores with chiropractic

Chiro.Org Blog: After almost a decade playing in the National Hockey League, Gary Roberts feared that his days as a professional athlete were finished. But then, after a visit to a sports chiropractor in 1996 to relieve stress and reduce scar tissue in his upper spine and neck, Roberts regained his strength and mobility. He returned to the ice to play professional hockey for another 13 years. […]


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Musculoskeletal Abnormalities in Chronic Headache: A Controlled Comparison of Headache Diagnostic Groups

Chiro.Org Blog: There was a significant difference in the presence of postural abnormalities between the controls and the patients, with posture abnormalities more likely to be present in those with headache. The patients were also significantly more likely to have active trigger points and trigger points in the neck than were the control subjects. […]


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