Archive for the ‘Exercise’ Category

Bayonne Health and Wellness Expo

May 9, 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

 

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.

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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.

Recap. from Dr. Noah’s Waterfall Field Trip / Sunday Sept. 15th

September 18, 2013
5 car loads of patients, friends, and family met at the Stokes State Ranger Station and made our way, "2 miles on a dirt road", to Buttermilk Falls

5 car loads of patients, friends, and family met at the Stokes State Ranger Station and made our way, “2 miles on a dirt road”, to Buttermilk Falls

 

 

A platform on top of the falls.

A platform on top of Buttermilk Falls

 

The weather was incredible. 65 degrees

The weather was incredible. 65 degrees

 

My awesome family!

My awesome family at Child’s Park

 

Maureen's fit bit at the end of the day read 11,622 steps! Impressive

Maureen’s fit bit at the end of the day read 11,622 steps! Impressive

Silverthread Falls at Dingman's Ferry PA

Silverthread Falls at Dingman’s Ferry PA

 

See I can hold the God of Thunder on my shoulders.

See I can hold the God of Thunder on my shoulders.

Crazy close up at Dingmans Falls - end of the day.  We left at 8:30AM and rolled into our driveway at 6:30PM. Bed time was 7:30PM!

Crazy close up at Dingmans Falls – end of the day. We left at 8:30AM and rolled into our driveway at 6:30PM. Bed time was 7:30PM!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

60 Day Paleo Journey

August 12, 2013

60 Day Paleo Journey

 

Are you ready for CHANGE?

Come find out why we had an average of a 16 pound weight loss in our first Paleo Challenge.

Paleo / Primal / Ancestral

Just some recent testimonials (names deleted) I received that I had to share………….

June 14, 2013

1. Morbidly obese, suffering from arthritis with further concerns regarding cancer and diabetes and without a plan or direction regarding supplementation and healthier eating…..NO MORE!  Dr. Noah De Koyer provides chiropractic adjustments to deal with my subluxations (misaligned spine), structured and informative FREE lectures ( with subjects from ADD/ADHD,   arthritis, fermentation, organic foods, recipes, smoothies,  super foods,  supplements, to wildly held myths regarding health) & the literature and sites for further follow-up; arranges super outings for walks &  visits to cheese, wine, honey and meat farms and apple orchards; and most importantly takes the time to listen, evaluate and propose suggestions and courses of action for wellness, nutrition and lifestyle strategies.  Dr Noah is all about helping to create the well balanced plan for a healthier self.  My successes to date:  a 34 lb weight loss, a more educated self making healthier food & supplement choices and a spring to my step.  I still have a way to go however the  journey is that much less painful and full of smiles.  Thank you Dr. Noah & Family Chiropractic  Center of Bayonne.

2. I came across the Family Chiropractic Center of Bayonne through a desperate Google search trying to deal with my back pain. What I found was a group of people who care about the health and happiness of my family. Outside of helping me with my back pain and teaching me the importance of chiropractic care, Dr. Noah has become a partner in my path to wellness. When I got to my wits end with my back pain I was also fed up with my digestive health, it just so happened that Dr. Noah was on the same journey. He is extremely knowledgeable and passionate about making everyone that walks into the practice healthier than they were before. At 30 I feel happier and healthier than ever have and I can attribute a lot of that to Dr. Noah. I trust his advice and appreciate all that he has done for me and my family.

3. Two and a half months ago I was 265 lbs taking blood pressure and cholesterol medication, suffering from lung disease that prevented me from walking up a flight of stairs without losing my breath let alone working out to get in shape.  My seasonal allergies were killing me.  Then I visited Dr. Noah and he told me about The Paleo Diet.  I read the books and it seemed to make sense to me.  In the ensuing months I have lost 28 pounds, been taken off blood pressure and cholesterol medications due to my great blood work and I am jogging again, my allergies are all but gone.  In general for the first time in years I can say I feel great.  To say Paleo and Dr. Noah have changed my life is an understatement.

30 Day Chiropractic Lifestyle / Paleo Challenge

May 9, 2013
30 Day Paleo Challenge

30 Day Paleo Challenge

 

A recent study from the University of California San Francisco School of Medicine proved that a Paleo Diet can

Balanced blood pressure

Improved arterial function

Insulin improvements

More balanced cholesterol levels

If you are interested in participating please fill out this contact form.

The initial weigh in, Core Score, and manual pick up is May 15th from 10:00 am to 8:00 pm.

The Contest runs from May 15th to June 15th.

YOU HAVE SO MUCH TO GAIN!

 

 

 

Oct. 7th Wellness in the Woods Hike – Tillman’s Ravine

October 9, 2012

Hiking Group

Chicken Mushroom – Very Edible

Likely a Reishi Mushroom

Hayden

Me

Awesome Bent Tree

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

October 1, 2012

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

Updated Oct. 1st 2012 by Dr. Noah De Koyer

Every once in a while there is a perceived public health threat that is used not to empower people but to cause a tremendous amount of fear and control.  The most recent example of this is the Swine Flu.  It has now transcended into 2012, with the powers that be deciding  to combine the swine flu vaccine and the “normal” flu vaccine into one shot and “updating it this year”. The last bout of the Swine Flu happened in this country in 1976 and after the mass hysteria many people died and hundreds were permanently damaged and paralyzed from the very vaccine that was created to protect people.  It appears that we have not learned anything from the past and seem to be heading down the same road.  In the year 2010,  Australia banned the flu vaccine for children under 5 because of narcolepsy and fevers and Finland is about to do the same.   Please understand, I am not anti-medical establishment.  I am for empowering people to make sound choices based on fact and truth not conjecture and fear. Stand up and be the chess player not the chess piece.

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 winter flu or swine flu for that matter is as follows;

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

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 what we do truly 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

Sunday Oct. 7th The Last Wellness in the Woods Hike of 2012 – Here is the Agenda!

September 26, 2012

Directions and Agenda for the Final Wellness in the Woods Hike of 2012

We will meet at the Stokes State Forest Ranger Station on Sunday October 7th @ 10:00am sharp. (takes about 1 ½ hours to get there give or take alittle)

The GPS directions for the Ranger Station is 1 Coursen Road, Branchville, NJ, 07826  / 973-948-3820.  Take Route 80 West to exit 34B which is 15N.  Take this for about 15-20 miles and it turns into 206N.  Once you pass Dales Market on the right you are almost there.  Look for the Ranger Station on Right and I will be waiting for you in the parking lot.

From here we will hop in our cars and drive to Tillman’s Ravine, which is just a few miles away. The hike is mild to moderate and I encourage you to bring friends. My two children Kellan 2 1/2 and Hayden 7 1/2 are coming.

After we are finished we will hop back into our cars and go get some delicious apples, cider, and homemade donuts at the Apple Pit.

From here we will drive up the road just alittle bit to Montague, New Jersey to Westfall Winery (141 Clove Road, Montague, NJ, 07827  /  973-293-3428).  They are having their Octoberfest Celebration which starts at 12:00. It is $5 to get in they will be having wine tastings, grilling brats, and more food to enjoy.  The Winery is on beautiful grounds and I suggest everybody come.

Dr. Noah’s Farm Trip 2012

July 16, 2012

Alstede Farms

http://www.alstedefarms.com/

Hayden / Kellan / Cisco

Waiting to Pick Peaches!  90 degrees +

Getting Ready to pick Blueberries!

Valley Shepherd Creamery

http://valleyshepherd.com/

Hayden / Owen / Sheep

Hayden and Aaron on a Tractor!

Long Valley Pub and Brewery

http://www.restaurantvillageatlongvalley.com/

Chrissy with a full rack to eat!

Rada Family and Hayden