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Use the lessons learned from the Deadly Spanish Flu of 1918 to Boost your IMMUNE System Today!

October 17, 2014

Did the Spanish Flu of 1918 Save Chiropractic? Read on!

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

Read more at –http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2003/10/29/flu-shot-part-three.aspx

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;

Dr. Noah

Any questions please contact me at 201-437-0033 or ndekoyer@hotmail.com.

Much of the information in this blog is from, The Official History of Chiropractic in Texas, by Walter R. Rhodes DC

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Dr. Noah’s 2014 Farm Trip

July 21, 2014

Kellan climbing a peach tree

Kellan climbing a Peach Tree

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Maureen, Anthony, Kathy, Anthony, Kellan, and Hayden waiting for the Hay Ride.

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Ryan sitting on a tractor at the Creamery

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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!

Recap. of Bayonne’s 1st Health and Wellness Expo

May 19, 2014
Sat. May 17th at the Bayonne Museum from 4:00PM to 8:00PM

Sat. May 17th at the Bayonne Museum from 4:00PM to 8:00PM

 

Bayonne Museum - 229 Broadway

Bayonne Museum – 229 Broadway – you can see the vault in the background

 

Not the greatest picture of Captain Bayonne but never the less - he showed up and delivered inspiration!

Not the greatest picture of Captain Bayonne but never the less – he showed up and delivered inspiration!

 

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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.

Barbara emotionally spoke on how her grandson's organ donation saved another child's life.  After finding out that my patient Alan was saved by a heart transplant I quickly became a organ donor.

Barbara emotionally spoke on how her grandson’s organ donation saved another child’s life. After finding out that my patient Alan was saved by a heart transplant I quickly became a organ donor.

 

Maris served 2 jobs.  She helped out at our super foods table and she scanned people with the insight subluxation station.  Maris is in Chiropractic school and to see her explain Chiropractic to the public was a thrill.

Maris served 2 jobs. She helped out at our super foods table and she scanned people with the insight subluxation station. Maris is in Chiropractic school and to see her explain Chiropractic to the public was a thrill.

 

My Acupuncturist Carla from White Lotus Acupuncture was in attendance as well.

My Acupuncturist Carla from White Lotus Acupuncture was in attendance as well.

 

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……………

4th Annual Run Like Hell-th 5K and 1M Wellness Walk Recap.

April 21, 2014

Captain Bayonne and Captain America

Captain America and Captain Bayonne

1 Mile Walk

1 Mile Walk Start

5K Start

5K Start

Warm Up

Warm Ups

Forum - One of our Sponsors

The Forum

Captain Bayonne

Yes those are chickens in his hands

Winning Time

Winning Time

Docs

Doesn’t get better than this!

Kids Dashes

Kids Dashes

Runners

Runners

Medals Award Ceremony

Overall Winner

More Medals

More Medals

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.

Kerri’s Flourless Gluten Free Chocolate Raspberry Walnut Torte

March 26, 2014

This is what Kerri made for my birthday.

 

Ingredients:

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

12 raspberries

 

Directions:

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.

Grand Street Chiropractic Open – January 3rd

January 2, 2014

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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

Website http://www.grandstreetchiropractic.com

**Our Bayonne Location at 734 Broadway will remain fulling staffed Monday through Saturday

How to Avoid “Snow Shovel Back”

December 11, 2013

We commonly see a condition called “Snow Shovel Back” routinely after the season’s first snow fall resulting in pain and disability. This condition commonly occurs shortly after someone has shoveled snow, usually in the morning hours. Within hours, the back muscles tighten to the point where the individual cannot stand up straight and typically has a lean to the side. This condition can last for days or weeks depending on the individuals lifestyle.

This common condition is not actually a back condition but something I call a lifestyle condition. The following are some of the “lifestyle symptoms” that accompany this condition.

1. Sedentary occupation requiring 6-8hrs/day sitting

2. Driving greater than 30 min. to and from work daily

3. Waist greater than 36″ for men and 30″ for women

4. Exercise less than 2x per month

5. Consumes Non – Grass Fed Red Meat greater than 2X per week

6. High grain diet

7. Smoker

These criteria represent the typical American lifestyle and result in chronic inflammation and deconditioning of the muscles that support the back. The human back was designed to be able to bend forward and extend back up without “going-out” however with the accompanying lifestyle; the muscles cannot handle the demand. There are a few exceptions to these “symptoms” such as prior disc injury, degenerative disease of the spine, and instability conditions but these are rare. The real problem is our current lifestyle.

I recommend the following to avoid “Snow Shovel Back”

1. Not sitting longer than 30 minutes without standing and moving around for a few minutes. Sitting on a stability ball for a portion of your day to engage your core muscle while you sit is a great idea.

2. Drinking 10oz. of water before you shovel the snow. This will hydrate your vertebral discs and your muscles.

3. Regular daily exercise consisting of stretching and resistive strength training for 45 min.

4. Reducing grain fed red meat consumption to less than 1X per week and substitute with grass fed red meat, fish, vegetables, and salads.

5. Limit alcohol consumption to 2-3 drinks per week and stop smoking

6. Always lifting with proper technique of keeping the back straight and bending from the knees. Using an ergonomic shovel can also help.

7. Visit your Chiropractor.

These tips will help you enjoy the winter months and keep someone from carrying you into my office. They will also reduce the amount of inflammation your body has which will reduce the risk of heart disease, stroke, cancer, and arthritis. If you have any further questions, you may visit our website at http://www.fccofbayonne.com or email me at ndekoyer@hotmail.com.

We are taking the show on the road……. Paleo Presentation at Crossfit Bayonne / Testimonial!

October 8, 2013

What's Paleo All About?

 

October 17th – 8:00PM – Crossfit Bayonne – 432 Broadway Bayonne

Check out this new Paleo Testimonial I just got today

My name is *****, I’m 38 and I’m three months in to my paleo lifestyle. In a very short amount of time I have become very passionate about this program and have seen so many wonderful effects of the discipline.

My fiancé and I moved to ****, ** from *** in March of 2012. Over the course of our first year here, I trained for and ran 6 half marathons. I biked, hiked, and walked regularly. I also gained 15 pounds and can’t remember a time when I felt physically worse.  I was exhausted, lethargic, bloated, not sleeping well (the list goes on). Things just weren’t adding up. I tried everything I could think of, nothing worked. And maybe the worst part, for the 1st time in my life exercise was not enjoyable because I felt weighed down and largely unmotivated. I was pretty sure it was due to my diet (which I didn’t think was that bad).

Then came Paleo. In 3 months I’ve lost 15 pounds (10 in the first 30 days) without even trying. I’m sleeping thru the night for the first time in about 6 years, my workouts are amazing and efficient, my cravings for sweets (which were severe) are all but gone and I feel better than I can ever remember. My body is also more lean and fit. I had no idea how poorly I was eating and how much processed junk I was putting in my system. I was uneducated around what was actually good for me as I subscribed to the low fat/low cal way of eating and because of that, was pumping my body full of processed junk. It was a huge departure from what I was used to. But the fact is it worked. Perhaps the most amazing part of my experience is I’ve gone off the Lexapro I’ve been on for the past 2 years to treat anxiety. The benefits of this have not been just physical, as I find myself feeling more confident and clear headed. It’s a difficult thing to articulate but I feel in control and sure of what I’m doing. That has far exceeded my expectations around this program. Put simply, I feel good. Really good.

I would highly recommend reading as much as you can find on the subject. It’s satisfying and with the right material is actually fun. The recipes are endless and I learned a whole new way of cooking. One that is far easier than I’m use to. I look at food completely different and am eating far less and going much further on what I put into my system. Don’t get me wrong, there are times when I’ll cheat but I do my best to stick with it most of the time because the results are impossible to dispute. So much so, that I don’t see myself going off this anytime soon. If ever.

One very important detail for me to note is none of this was possible without the guidance and support from Dr. Noah. He recommends an amazing variety of books and subject matter that made this easy and enjoyable. Big shout out to him. Anyone who is thinking about going Paleo, DO IT!! It’s one of best decisions I’ve made for my health. You will not be sorry!!

September 17, 2013
Wednesday September 25th 7:00 to 8:00

Wednesday
September 25th
7:00 to 8:00

 

This is often an over looked Advanced Health Care Class

The Why and Why Not / Chiropractic / Super Food Nutrition

**New this year with be super food samples and grass fed whey protein shakes!

RSVP Today!

 

IS THE FLU SHOT WORTH IT?

September 9, 2013

Is the Flu Shot Worth it?

  1. Flu vaccines, according to the best scientific evidence available today, will only work against 10% of the circulating viruses that cause the symptoms of seasonal epidemic influenza. Additionally, flu vaccines have been found to elicit inflammatory reactions that may harm the human heart, the developing fetus, and the fragile immune systems of our infants. So, do the theoretical benefits really outweigh the known harms?
  2. The reality is that vaccines not only do not work as advertised, but they represent a significant health threat, likely on the same order of magnitude as influenza itself, due to their well-known role in compromising immunological self-tolerance (autoimmunity), as well as by eliciting a wide range of adverse health effects associated with the use of adjuvants, preservatives, foreign animal DNA and cell byproducts, adventitious viruses, and other so-called “inactive ingredients,” including even the unnatural route and method of antigen administration itself.[i]
  3. Over 200 viruses cause influenza and influenza-like illness which produce the same symptoms (fever, headache, aches and pains, cough and runny noses). Without laboratory tests, doctors cannot tell the two illnesses apart. Both last for days and rarely lead to death or serious illness. At best, vaccines might be effective against only Influenza A and B, which represent about 10% of all circulating viruses.” (Source: Cochrane Summaries).

Flu Vaccines Found To Increase Heart Attack Risk

A concerning study published in 2011 in the International Journal of Medicine revealed a fact rarely addressed by conventional health authorities, or the mostly uncritical mainstream media, namely: flu vaccines result in inflammatory cardiovascular changes indicative of increased risk for serious heart-related events such as heart attack.[ii]

**a thank you has to go out to Dr. Dan Yachter at www.elevationhealth.com for putting this information together in a succinct post

If you have any questions on how Chiropractic and the Chiropractic Lifestyle can help you navigate away from the Flu please contact 

Dr. Noah at 201-437-0033

www.fccofbayonne.com or ndekoyer@hotmail.com