February 2019
February is American Heart Month

Alarming new information from the American Heart Association (AHA) reveals that nearly half of all adult Americans have cardiovascular disease, the leading cause of death for both men and women. This new data stems from recent changes in the AHA's guidelines definition of high blood pressure, which was lowered in 2017 to 130/80 mm Hg, down from 140/90 mm Hg.

Lifestyle plays an important role in heart health. Getting regular exercise and solid sleep, following a healthy diet, keeping weight in check and reducing stress go a long way in reducing your risk of heart disease.   If your blood pressure numbers are cause for concern, give our office a call.  Our team can help you reach your heart health goals using natural therapies that are effective in lowering blood pressure without medication.  Let us be your partner in your heart health journey!

Yours in Health,

Dr. Keri Chiappino and Dr. W. Brent Reynolds

P.S.  February 4th is World Cancer Day.  If you or a loved one is struggling with a cancer diagnosis or finding it difficult adjusting to life after the "Big C",  visit Dr. Chiappino's Healing Boobies website and join  the Healing Boobies Facebook community to learn how to find your pre-cancer happiness.    As part of a supportive community, you'll learn coping skills to handle the emotional scars that cancer leaves behind, so you can "Get Your Happy Back."
Don't Worry, Be Happy for Heart Health

Heart Rate Variability (HRV) is a relatively new concept in heart fitness training that measures the variation in time between each heartbeat to provide insight on the effects of stress on the body. 

Emotions like anxiety, frustration, and irritability can shift the heart rhythm into an erratic pattern, worsening depression or anxiety, and increasing the risk of hypertension, stroke and even death.  L earning to regulate the heart rate through rhythmic breathing exercises and promoting positive emotions like joy and happiness can help the body adapt better to stress, feel calmer, less anxious and more focused. The more this is practiced over time, the greater the heart rate variability and the better chances for longevity and adding happiness to your years.

Heart Math is a heart rate variability training program that helps reduce stress, balance emotions and increase performance through real-time feedback. At New Life Wellness Center, we use this technology program in conjunction with our BrainCore neurofeedback training program to help develop a smooth, consistent heart rate to promote "coherence" -- namely, balance and harmony -- and enhance mental functioning. Check out Dr. Chiappino's video above to learn more about becoming more mentally and physically fit and more resilient to stress through the Heart Math program, or call our office at 631.265.1223.

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Researchers Discover Strong Link Between
ADHD and Migraine in Adults

Results of a new
study by the Danish Headache Center and the Institute of Biological Psychiatry in Denmark identified a strong association between Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)and migraine in middle-aged adults.

Researchers found that adults with ADHD, both with and without the hyperactivity component of the disorder, were nearly twice as likely to experience migraines than those adults without attention disorders.  In addition, ADHD was most prominent in study participants who experienced migraine visual disturbances such as  distorted or altered vision.   The comorbid conditions were  most prevalent in people in their 50s, and were most often women, who account for more than three-quarters of the 38 million Americans who suffer from migraine pain. 

QEEG-guided neurofeedback is a non-invasive, non-drug therapy for a wide range of neurological conditions including ADHD and migraine pain.  Contact our office to learn how to retrain your brain to relieve your symptoms with BrainCore Therapy.  631.265.1223

One or Two Joints Causes Brain Changes in Teens

A new study on marijuana use by young teens reveals that changes in the brain occur when even only small amounts of cannabis is consumed. 

Published in the Journal of Neuroscience, the study is the first of its kind to focus on the effects on the brain from the first few uses of marijuana. Study participants included 46 teenagers who reported smoking marijuana once or twice before the age of 14. Brain scans showed a significant increase in the brain's gray matter, notably the amygdala, the area of the brain involved in fear and other emotion-related processes, as well as the hippocampus, which is involved in memory development and spatial abilities.

While the impact of the increase in gray matter is not thoroughly understood, study author Professor Hugh Garavan, Ph.D. noted that in normal adolescent development, the brain typically gets thinner as it refines or "prunes" its synaptic connections; the gray matter increase indicates that the cannabis disrupts the natural "pruning" process.

The news is significant as more states vote to legalize recreational use of marijuana. While it has been found to be beneficial for a number of health concerns such as pain, nausea and anxiety, this new study raises grave concern for younger individuals who may be more predisposed to emotional or cognitive problems later in life as a result of the structural changes in the brain.
They're Baaaack!  ChiroTines Are Now Available!

February is here, and that means Valentine's Day is right around the corner. What will you give your loved one this year? Dark chocolates or flowers are nice, but why not give the gift that keeps on giving -- the gift of health! -- and get something for yourself in return!

Simply share with us the name of a family member or friend that you think would benefit from some expert hands-on care and we'll send a "ChiroTine" gift certificate from you, good for $75 off an initial chiropractic or acupuncture visit. Once the certificate is redeemed, you'll receive a gift of your choice: a 30-minute massage, a 15mL bottle of citrus fresh, lemon, lime or peppermint essential oil, or a FREE QEEG brain map.

Don't wait until the last minute to get your gift! Shoot us an email with your referrals to frontdesk@newlifechiropractic.com or give us a call at 631.265.1223.

February Members Only 
Essential Oils Classes via Zoom

February 20th 7:30PM
Young Living Essential Oils
Virtual Office Training
Need help navigating your Young Living website? Want to learn how to set up Essential Rewards? Or, how to change your order? How about learning how to get your link so friends can get a kit from you? Dawn & Maggie will be teaching you all of this and more!  Join us!

Join us via Zoom. Visit zoom.us to download your free app!

February 11th 7:30 PM     
Young Living
Essential Oils 101 Class

Join Dr. Keri Chiappino for a Members Only Essential Oils class! This is a great time to ask any and all of your oil-related questions, and to learn all about your Young Living Premium Starter Kit. We'll also be briefly discussing the benefits of NingXia Red-- the superfood antioxidant drink that came in your kit!

February 25th 7:30PM
Beyond The Kit: 
The Savvy Way to a 
Fresh-faced You
Is winter wreaking havoc on your skin? Are you looking for that fresh-faced glow without all the chemicals? Not quite sure how to start using mineral makeup?

Look no further -- Young Living and Savvy Minerals offers a non-toxic solution!!!  Join Dr. Keri Chiappino to discover new products, tips and tricks for a fresh-faced you!

Not a Young Living club member yet? Call our office to learn how to enroll:  631.265.1223.
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  • $25 off an initial acupuncture visit with Lori Fortunato, LAc.  (private pay patients)

Call to take advantage of our Wellness Specials: 631.265.1223 
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