Use the lessons learned to Boost your Immune System today!
Updated Oct. 17th 2014 by Dr. Noah De Koyer
Every once in a while there is a perceived or real public health threat that is used not to empower people to strive for a healthier lifestyle but to create a tremendous amount of fear and control. The most recent example of this is Ebola on US soil and Enterovirus d68.
Lets take a brief look at the Spanish Flu Pandemic of 1918. This pandemic claimed somewhere between 20-100 million lives, a huge mind blowing number. An interesting little known fact is that this pandemic may have saved Chiropractic as a profession and in fact saved several thousand American Lives.
Statistics show that in Iowa 1 out of 15 people under traditional medical care lost their lives, while the rate of lost lives of those under Chiropractic care and other manual therapies was 1 out of every 789 people. Please read that again.
Here is more stats; “In Davenport Iowa 50 medical doctors treated 4,953 cases, with 274 deaths. In the same city, 150 Chiropractors including students and faculty of the Palmer School of Chiropractic treated 1,635 cases with only one death.
“National figures show that 1,142 Chiropractors treated 46,394 patients for influenza during 1918, with a loss of 54 patients – one out of every 886.”
I follow the information provided by Dr. Joe Mercola on nearly all health issues and topics. To summarize his thoughts on how to protect yourself from the flu
1. Avoid Sugar 2. Get Enought Rest. 3. Eat Garlic regularly and frequently
4. Exercise 5. Reduce your stress levels 6. Wash your hands regularly
7. Maximize your Vit. D Levels 8. Probiotics / consume fermented foods
Along with Dr. Joe Mercola’s recommendations I want to add subluxation based – wellness – Chiropractic.
By reading the information provided regarding the outstanding results Chiropractors had with helping and keeping people alive during the Spanish Flu Outbreak of 1918 you get a sense of how powerful the power of Chiropractic is.
How is it that for one person a Chiropractic adjustment could mean mo more back pain, another no more headaches, another better more restful sleep, and yet another a more comfortable easy pregnancy?
The answer is that Chiropractic maximizes the way your body functions by maximizing the function of your nervous system. Your nervous system controls and coordinates all systems of your body. Chiropractic is the only profession that specializes in maintaining the integrity of your spine and nervous system. A Chiropractic adjustment for a new born, toddler, young athlete, mature adult, and/or senior is the single most important health gift you can give. Please pass this information on.
Yours in Chiropractic, Wellness, and Longevity;
Any questions please contact me at 201-437-0033 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Much of the information in this blog is from, The Official History of Chiropractic in Texas, by Walter R. Rhodes DC
Kellan climbing a Peach Tree
Maureen, Anthony, Kathy, Anthony, Kellan, and Hayden waiting for the Hay Ride.
Ryan sitting on a tractor at the Creamery
Eating at Long Valley Pub and Brewery
We had such a great time on Sunday July 20th. The weather could not be better – sunny and about 80 degrees! My family and about 20 of my patients had a great time feeding animals, picking peaches and blueberries, enjoying some sheep milk gelato, and enjoying lunch at the Long Valley Pub and Brewery. Stay tuned for my next Patient Adventure!
Kettle Bell Kitchen is a Paleo Food Delivery service that is exploding onto the scene. At the current moment the only drop off spot in Bayonne is at Crossfit Bayonne. We are looking to change this. They sampled a salad made with a coconut cream dressing as well as buffalo chicken and grass-fed beef and plantain chili.
We would like to thank all the vendors(including those not photographed) for showing up big time at our first Health and Wellness Expo. You can expect another event like this in 2015 only bigger and better. We would specifically like to thank the City of Bayonne, Peter Amadeo and the Bayonne Public Works Department for allowing us to use this incredible facility. We would also like to thank the 3 lovely volunteers from Bayonne Highschool that helped us set up and clean up as well as Denise Acanfora who made some incredible gluten free goodies for all of us to try. Stay tuned for next years Health and Wellness Expo……………
Other participants include – Cross Fit Bayonne, Kettle Bell Kitchen, Isogenix, Family Massage Therapy, White Lotus Acupuncture, NJ Sharing Network, Chiropractic, and AllFit Yoga Studio.
Special guest appearance by Captain Bayonne.
Super Foods Table with Samples
Abundant Energy Talk presented by Dr. Mike and Dr. Noah
Nervous System Evaluations!
To attend you can call the office at 201-437-0033 or just show up – for your $5 entry fee you are entered into a raffle for a Super Foods basket and monies collected will be transferred to the Bayonne Museum as a donation.
Captain America and Captain Bayonne
1 Mile Walk Start
Yes those are chickens in his hands
Doesn’t get better than this!
This year we had over 300 participants and will be able to donate to the Friends of Special Children in a big way. We would like to thanks all our sponsors, volunteers, runners, and everybody else who made this day so very special. Thank you Spine and Sport, Forum, Crossfit Bayonne, BCB, White Lotus Acupuncture, Kenrich, Dave’s Auto, Sports Action Reaction, Rotary Interact Club, and anybody else I forgot to mention. See you all for a bigger and better race and walk next year. 2015 will be the Saturday before Easter once again.
This is what Kerri made for my birthday.
Unsalted Butter at room temp.
1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder, plus a dusting for the pan
1/2 virgin coconut oil plus 1 teaspoon (available at office)
10 oz. 85% dark chocolate, chopped (available at Trader Joes)
1 1/4 cup coconut sugar (available at office)
4 large eggs
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon coarse sea salt
1/2 cup ground toasted walnuts plus 2 tablespoons finely chopped walnuts
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Butter a 9 inch round cake pain, line bottom with parchment, than butter parchment and dust with cocoa
2. Melt 1/2 cup coconut oil and 8 oz. chocolate in a double boiler until smooth then whisk in coconut sugar. Whisk in 1 egg at a time followed by cocoa, vanilla, salt, then fold in ground walnuts. Spread batter in pan.
3. Bake until set about 35 minutes. Let cool for several hours; then run a knife around the edge to loosen and remove from pan.
4. Melt remaining 2 oz. of chocolate and 1 teaspoon of oil in a double boiler and spread on cake. Sprinkle chopped walnuts in center and raspberries around the edge.
Gluten-Free and Dairy Free Irish Soda Bread is adapted from a recipe by Connie Sarros, “Leprechaun Bread” which appears in her cookbook, Wheat-Free, Gluten-Free, Reduced-Calorie Cookbook. This recipe makes a light, classic loaf of Irish Soda Bread with terrific flavor and texture.
If you tolerate dairy foods and can find it, serve Gluten-Free Irish Soda Bread with Kerry Gold butter- the rich, deep yellow, super creamy butter from Ireland.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes
- 2 cups gluten-free all purpose flour mix ( I used Bob’s Red Mill Pizza Crust Mix with great results)
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon gluten-free baking powder
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
- 1 tablespoon honey OR 1 tablespoon sugar
- 1 tablespoon cold dairy-free butter substitute, cut in small pieces (see note)
- 1/2 cup currants OR raisins
- 2 large, lightly beaten eggs
- 1 cup minus 1 tablespoon light, canned coconut milk (see note)
- 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
- 1 tablespoon gluten-free mayonnaise
- 2 teaspoons baking soda
- Extra gluten-free flour to shape dough
- Extra coconut milk to brush on loaf before baking
- Note: If you include dairy foods in your diet, use unsalted butter instead of dairy-free butter substitute and substitute buttermilk for the coconut milk. If using buttermilk, reduce the amount of apple cider vinegar from 1 tablespoon to 1 teaspoon.
Preheat oven to 375° F / 190° C
Line a small baking sheet with parchment paper or lightly grease.
Note: The key to preventing stickiness while shaping the bread loaf is to liberally flour a large cutting board (work surface) with gluten-free flour mix or white rice flour. Keep hands and loaf lightly floured while shaping!
- Sift all dry ingredients EXCEPT baking soda. Pour into a medium mixing bowl.
- Use hands to work cold butter substitute into flour mixture. Add currants.
- Add cider vinegar to coconut milk and pour into dry ingredients. Mix with an electric mixer to thoroughly blend.
- Add mayonnaise and lightly beaten eggs and mix just until combined. Add baking soda and mix to combine.
- Turn the thick, sticky batter onto a floured cutting board and shape the loaf into a round ball, about 6 inches in diameter.
- Use a sharp knife to cut an “X” on the top of loaf.
- Brush with coconut milk and allow to rest for 10 minutes. Brush with coconut milk again.
- Bake in preheated oven for 35 to 45 minutes or until the loaf is golden and done.
- Serve warm
Dr. Noah will be at the Grand Street Location Mondays from 3 to 7
Dr. Michael will be at the Grand Street Location Wednesdays from 10 to 1 and 3 to 7
Dr. Charles will be at the Grand Street Location Fridays from 10 to 1 and 3 to 7
**Our Bayonne Location at 734 Broadway will remain fulling staffed Monday through Saturday