May 2018
Spring is a season of growth and renewal, a time to start fresh.   It's a perfect time to reassess our lives and make changes that are beneficial  to our physical and mental health and our living environment, to help us live happier, healthier and more fulfilling lives.

Whether it's starting a new healthy lifestyle, eating better or organizing and cleaning our homes, our bodies or our minds,  our wellness team has a variety of modalities to help you achieve your goals.     ( Check out our article below on keeping a toxin-free home and body).   Let us be your partner on your wellness journey! 

We'd like to wish a Happy Mother's Day to all the special women in our lives.  And, as we approach Memorial Day, we remember all our brave veterans who gave their lives in service for our country. 

Yours in health,

Dr. Keri Chiappino and Dr. W. Brent Reynolds

Safeguarding Your Home and Your Family... Naturally

Have you ever taken a close look at the labels on the cleaning products or personal care products you use?  Do you recognize the ingredients?   Did you know that most people are exposed to 300 chemicals before 8AM?

Forty two years ago, Congress passed the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA),  aka "Tosca," to regulate chemicals and enable the EPA to keep records on chemicals produced by various industries. Tosca grandfathered in more than 60,000 chemicals already on the market -- without any safety testing! To date, a little more than 200 chemicals out of more than 80,000 listed have been assessed, and of that number, only a handful have been banned or restricted. So, how safe are the ingredients in the products you use every day?

Like California and other states that have taken matters into their own hands and introduced stricter chemical controls, we need to take control over what we bring into our homes and use on our bodies to minimize our exposure to potential carcinogens.  Going green with essential oils cleaning and personal care products helps to protect your most precious asset - your health!

Check out my video above about ditching the chemicals in your home and switching to safer, healthier alternatives. In our practice, we use Young Living's Thieves multipurpose household cleaner.  Thieves is made of 100% plant and mineral-based ingredients, so you can confidently use the same product for cleaning your kitchen counters and scrubbing your floors!  Attend our May webinar to learn more (see workshop info below.)

Need ideas for a Mother's Day gift?  Why not show the caregivers in your life how you much you care for their health?  Purchase the Thieves Premium Starter Kit for your loved one, and receive a $20 credit to your account for a future purchase.  631.265.1223 for more details.
Vertigo: When Life Spins Out of Control

For those who suffer from vertigo, the spinning, nauseousness and off balance sensations can be debilitating; quality of life is often compromised as the disorientation and potential for falls makes everyday activities challenging.
 
Vertigo is a mechanical problem of the vestibular system in the inner ear, our sensory system that is essential to maintaining equilibrium. While certain medications are often the root cause, vertigo can also be often caused by a number of health conditions like Meniere's Disease and head trauma, as well as aging.

Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV) is one of the most common types of vertigo which causes severe dizziness and spinning sensations with movements of the head. Dislodged calcium carbonate crystals that line the inner ear settle and clump together, and clog the inner ear canals. If the inner ear fluid cannot move, it causes spinning sensations, imbalance, sensitivity to sounds, ringing in the ears (tinnitus) and nausea if the condition becomes chronic. 

Fortunately vestibular rehabilitation can be achieved naturally with chiropractic care, using a technique called the Epley Maneuver. Using gentle head and neck movements, an experienced chiropractor like Dr. Reynolds, can reposition the inner ear crystals in to their proper place, helping to alleviate symtoms. 

Acupuncture is also another non-drug modality that is effective in reducing dizziness; our licensed acupuncturist Lori Fortunato, LAc, reports success with her clients in relieving nausea, dizziness and discomfort, and restoring balance.

For more information on resolving vertigo without medications and their inevitable side effects, contact our office to set up a consultation and take advantage of our acupuncture offer for May (see bottom of newsletter for details.)

Check out Dr. Reynolds' video to learn more about the Epley Manuever for vertigo. 

Celebrating Aging: The Art of Growing Old 

Did you know that the nation's 65+ year old population is projected to double within the next 20 years, and that the number of older Americans will outnumber children for
the first time in history?

May is Older Americans Month, a time to celebrate healthy aging - and a good reminder to take steps today to enrich your physical, mental and emotional well-being down the road. Small changes can have a big impact on health. Eating a variety of nutritious foods, maintaining your weight and following a daily exercise routine can go a long way to increasing the quality of your lifespan. Following the MIND diet is believed t to prevent or slow down cognitive decline disorders such as dementia and Alzheimer's Disease.

Quality sleep is another part of the healthy aging recipe mix, and scientists have found that cat naps are essential. In a recent study, people who napped for 30-90 minutes were found to have better word recall than those who napped for more than 90 minutes, or who did not nap at all. Better word recall is associated with good memory.   In addition, learning new skills helps the brain develop more healthy synapses that play an important role in memory.

Chiropractic care is also beneficial to the healthy aging process; regular care can help slow the progression of arthritis, alleviate pain and help keep the spine and nervous system interference-free to help you function at your maximum potential. 

Since attention is a core function for number of cognitive processes, neurofeedback brain-wave training is an attractive non-pharmacological option for seniors to enhance brain function and performance. Without side effects or any contraindications, neurofeedback brain-wave training can help improve working memory and attention, and has the added bonus of promoting better quality of sleep. For more information, check out the study below,  or call our office 631.265.1223.


Maximize the Potential of Your Oils!

Join us for our virtual oils classes!  Learn about the wide ranging benefits the Young Living line of essential oils has to offer -- from your tablet, laptop or phone, in the comfort of your own home!  

Mark your calendars for the May  lineup.  Workshops are free, but registration is necessary.  Click on the blue Register Now!  line to register.


Monday, May 14th 7:30pm

Beyond the Kit: 
Ditch & Switch 
     Register Now!

Ditch those nasty toxins and switch to healthy, effective alternatives! 
 



Wednesday, May 16th 7:30pm
 
Young Living Essential Oils 
Premium Starter Kit Class

Bring your oils-related questions to our virtual workshop!

Monday, May 21st at 7:30 PM

 Rid Your Home and Body of Hidden Toxins !

Learn how to scout out the hidden toxins in your life and replace with effective, healthy alternatives that your family and YOU will love!
Open to All!  Tell your friends! Registration required.


Wednesday, May 23rd at 7:30 PM

      Young Living
Virtual Office Training


Join New Life Wellness Center staff 
members Dawn and Maggie for this practical workshop -- learn how to navigate your  virtual office.

  


Not a member? Call our office to learn how to enroll . 631.265.1223.
High-Quality Supplements at Your Fingertips! 

Boost your wellness potential with high-quality nutritional supplements. Stock up online, anytime at our nutraMetrix   and Metagenics e-stores. Open 24/7 for your e-shopping convenience!  

MAY WELLNESS SAVINGS 

Essential Oils:

Out of ideas for a Mother's Day gift?  Why not show the caregivers in your life how you care for their health? 

  •  Purchase the Thieves Premium Starter Kit for your loved one,  get $20 credited to your account for a future purchase.

 




Acupuncture:  
  • $25 off an initial acupuncture visit (private pay patients) for vertigo/balance issues with Lori Fortunato, LAc.  

Call to take advantage of our May Wellness Specials: 631.265.1223 
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