Monday, September 26, 2011

Enjoy Byram Day on October 1, 2011

After rescheduling due to rain, we're looking forward to Byram Day this Saturday, October 1 from 12:00 to 5:00pm. Byram Day will be held at Neil Gylling Park, Mansfield Drive in Byram Township, NJ. Opening ceremonies will be at noon.

This year's theme is "Volunteers Build Our Community." Where applicable, Byram-based vendors (i.e. scouts, non-profits) have been asked to promote volunteerism in some way, as well as provide information about, and sign-up sheets for the volunteer opportunities available to community members.

Byram Day draws thousands of visitors each year. There will be carnival rides, pony rides, incredible food and plenty of shopping.

Optimal Family Chiropractic will have a tent on the field. We'll provide literature about chiropractic care and conduct non-invasive neck and foot scans. The scans are fun and show individuals if they have possible subluxations of the neck or imbalances of their feet. Dr. Brenda Rooney will be available to discuss the scans and talk about wellness.

Monday, September 19, 2011

Enjoy the Hackettstown Street Fair this Sunday!

The annual Hackettstown Street Fair will be held this Sunday, September 25 from 11:00am to 5:00pm. The Fair will be located on Main Street in Hackettstown and offer a variety of enjoyment for everyone. There will be crafters and artists, vendors, music, food, games, clowns, dancing and inflatable rides including a moon-walk.

Come stroll through Hackettstown on Sunday and enjoy the event.

Admission is free!

Monday, September 12, 2011

Is Your Body Merely a Collection of Parts?

In school you learned that the human body was divided into different parts. The mouth, esophagus, stomach and intestines made up the digestive system. The bones made up the skeletal system. And so on. This has contributed to the widely-held belief that you and I are merely a collection of parts, a belief that stands in the way of better health. It’s responsible for:

Isolation: Incorrectly thinking that organs and tissues operate independently of each other rather than together as part of an integrated whole.

Mechanism: The belief that we’re simply a collection of parts in which identical inputs (drugs) should produce identical results in all subjects.

We chiropractors go beyond mechanism to embrace what’s called vitalism:

Wholism: Each “part” has a purpose that contributes to the whole.

Intelligence: You and I can learn, create and adapt to our environment.

Self-healing: Cut your finger and your body can heal it. Mechanisms can’t.

Since the nervous system regulates these vital processes, chiropractic care is the centerpiece of the growing interest in vitalism.

ANJC Health eNews is provided on behalf of local member chiropractors and published monthly by the Association of New Jersey Chiropractors.

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Join the Fun on Byram Day and Netcong Day!

This weekend there are two community events that will provide lots of entertainment for children and adults. On Saturday, September 10, Byram, New Jersey will celebrate Byram Day between 12:00 pm and 5:00 pm at Neil Gylling Park, Mansfield Drive, Byram Township.

Byram Day draws thousands of visitors each year. The fun filled day begins with a 5K Race at 9:00am. The main stage opens at 12:00 noon with an Opening Ceremony celebrating "Volunteers Build Our Community." A number of volunteer organizations will be on hand to exhibit what they do to enhance our community. Rides for children and games for kids and families continue throughout the day. Something new to try this year is an Obstacle Course sponsored by RDA Fitness guru Rob Austin. Adults can shop the vendors, view the Classic Car and Truck Show or attend school in the Historical School House.

Food is available throughout the day, and music will be provided in the picnic area, so come for lunch and stay and enjoy a leisurely dinner.

Come one and all to the Netcong Day Annual Street Fair on Sunday, September 11 between 11:00 am and 5:00 pm. The day will be filled with family fun, lots of vendors and crafters to visit, food, entertainment, free children’s rides, community booths, games and activities. A 5K race at 10:30 am will precede the day's activities.

Both events are family oriented and filled with fun.

Optimal Family Chiropractic will attend both days and provide educational information about the many conditions that can benefit from chiropractic care. We will provide non-invasive neck scans and foot scans. Neck scans can identify subluxations of the neck. Foot scans show if feet have flat or high arches, both of which can negatively affect feet, knees and back. Stop by our tent if you attend.