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The holidays have arrived! Let the festivities begin! 

With an endless supply of tasty temptations practically everywhere you turn, healthy eating can be the ultimate challenge during this time of the year.  Being mindful of your choices can help avoid packing on extra pounds that can take months to lose.  Small, occasional indulgences on a favorite treat may thwart the impulse to overindulge.  Controlling portion size, choosing foods and drinks wisely (i.e. white wine over eggnog) and keeping up with a regular exercise routine are key to preventing excess weight from creeping up during the holidays.  

If, despite your best efforts, you're not pleased with the numbers you are seeing on the scale, don't despair.  January 1st we kick off our TLS Weight Loss System which can help get you back on track and feeling better in just seven weeks.  (See our article below for more info.)

As the year comes to a close, we want to thank you for allowing us to be a part of your wellness plan.   From the entire staff at New Life Wellness Center, we wish you and your family a very joyful holiday season!  

Yours in health,

Dr. Keri Chiappino and D r. W. Brent Reynolds
Diminishing "Senior Moments" with Brain-Wave Training

How often do you lose your keys or glasses? Do you occasionally miss important dates, or forget a name?  As we age, it is not unusual to have periodic slips in memory.

Mild cognitive impairment (MCI) is a result of  changes in the structure of the brain, including shrinking of areas associated with memory, and can also be due to other factors such as fatigue. Researchers have found that synaptic connections in the cortical region of the brain diminish with age, producing fewer connections which contribute to slower cognitive processing and "senior moments."

While MCI is relatively common, memory loss associated with neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer's Disease (AD) or dementia is not normal. Memory and language issues, confusion, behavioral changes and difficulty with daily living activities are often early warning signs of AD or dementia, and warrant a thorough physical exam by a physician.  Currently there is no cure for AD, but there are interventions that can help.

For those with MCI, neurofeedback brain-wave training can help to strengthen the synaptic connections throughout the brain and promote the production of healthy brain-wave patterns that can help to improve memory and attention .   Acupuncture is another effective, non-drug therapy that has been shown to be effective for pre-dementia memory loss.  Both therapies are available at our wellness center.

Check out Dr. Chiappino's video to learn more about boosting cognition with neurofeedback.  If you or a loved one is struggling with memory issues, contact our office to learn how BrainCore neurofeedback training can help you boost your cognitive abilities.  This month we are offering $50 off a Quantitative Electroencephalogram (QEEG) brain map which shows areas of dysregulation in the brain  that trigger memory issues and provides  a road map for healing.  631.265.1223. 
 

Let Us Help You Hit Your Weight Goals in 2018

Stop dieting. Start living. TLS Weight Loss Solution can help turn your goals into reality!

Get off the weight loss roller coaster and commit to a lifestyle program that will help you lose pounds and sustain a healthy weight.

TLS is a comprehensive, clinically supervised program that is customized to fit your body's personal needs, personality and commitment level. The unique lifestyle program helps you achieve optimum wellness through improved eating, stress reduction, supplementation and exercise. You'll feast on nutritious and delicious low glycemic index foods that keep you satisfied throughout the day, and be supported every step of the way with weekly weight loss/wellness classes held on Wednesdays  in our Smithtown wellness office. The cost of the program is $299, excluding supplements and food, and participants receive 15% off all supplements for the program's duration.

Whether you want to tighten your tummy, shed those unwanted pounds or simply feel more healthy, TLS can help you lose weight and keep it off for good.  The program begins January 1st and ends on February 21st, so call the office today to learn more and to register. 631.265.1223.  
 
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Acupuncture Helps Achieve a Good Night's Rest ... And May Help Thwart Dementia

Achieving quality ZZZs is essential for functioning during the school and workday, but did you also know that  regular, deep dream-stage sleep is critical for brain health?

When we sleep, our brains go through a natural "detoxing" process that rids itself of dangerous beta amyloid plaques, proteins that are a hallmark of Alzheimer's Disease (AD).  Recent research has shown that poor sleep also increases the production of tau, another Alzheimer's-associated protein found in the spinal fluid.  Together the two cause brain tissue to atrophy and die.  Chronic non-restorative sleep issues can increase the risk of developing dementia and AD, not to mention wreak havoc on day-to-day functioning, causing inability to focus, irritability, tension headaches  and impaired ability to perform normal daily activities.

Acupuncture has long been shown to improve the quality and quantity of sleep, helping to refresh the mind and the body naturally.  In fact, studies reveal that acupuncture not only helps improve insomnia, but also benefits overall physical and mental health.   Neurofeedback brain-wave training   is another effective, non-drug therapy for achieving restorative sleep.  Contact our office to learn how both can help you sleep like a baby.   Lori Fortunato, LAc is offering $25 off an initial acupuncture session this month for private pay patients.

December Members Only "Virtual" Lecture

Is your December calendar full to the brim with events and activities? 

Carve out some time on the couch to attend our "Members Only" virtual lecture on Wednesday, December 6th at 1:30pm or December 13th at 7:30pm.  Learn about all the wonderful benefits of the Young Living line of oils and how to best use them for your family's health -- from the convenience of your own home via Zoom!  

Join us via your smartphone, tablet or desktop . RSVP/register for classes online.  For the 1:30 pm class on December 6th, register at  http://bit.ly/KitClass12-6 ; for the 7 :30 pm class on December 13th register at   http://bit.ly/KitClass12-13

Interested in becoming a member?  Call for more 
information. 631.265.1223.
It's Crunch Time! 

Voting for the Best of Long Island contest ends in a few short weeks. Please cast your vote for Dr. Keri Chiappino and Dr. W. Brent Reynolds for  "Best in Alternati ve Medicine,"
"Holistic Medicine" and "Best Chiropractor."

Lori Fortunato, LAc, our staff acupuncturist and Alaina White, LMT, our massage therapist, have also been nominated.  Please h elp us clinch the 2018 titles! 

Put Mindful Meditation on Your Holiday To-Do List

Shopping and parties and family, oh my!  The festivities of the season can leave you feeling a bit frazzled. Offset the holiday stress by setting aside  a few minutes a day to practice mindful meditation.  

Meditating at the beginning or end of your day can help you relax, de-stress and increase your energy levels so you can enjoy the true reason for the season.  Visit 
meditations  to purchase personally recorded meditations by Dr. Keri Chiappino.
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Purchase High-Quality Supplements Online, Anytime

December Wellness Savings
BrainCore Neurofeedback Training:   
  • $ 50 off an initial brain map QEEG.

Supplements:  

Save 10% on in-stock nutraMetrix Isotonix Essentials Anti-Aging packets.

Numerous benefits for healthy aging:
  •  Helps maintain cardiovascular health
  •  Promotes muscle health and strength
  •  Helps with energy and stamina
  •  Helps support brain/cognitive health
  •  Supports skeletal and muscle health
  •  Provides a strong antioxidant defense
  •  Helps maintain bone health
  •  Provides daily nutrients to support healthy aging

These st atements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product(s) is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.


Acupuncture:  
  • $25 off an initial acupuncture visit (private pay patients) for better sleep with Lori Fortunato, LAc 
 
Call us to take advantage of our December Wellness Specials: 631.265.1223
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