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New Life Wellness Center Newsletter
December 2013

The hustle-bustle of the holiday season has begun! Whether you are throwing a party, shopping with the masses, or hosting out of town guests, remember to take time out to treat yourself as you do your loved ones!

As we look back at the year gone by, we thank our family, friends and patients whose support helped us through a very challenging time. We are truly blessed to be surrounded by such a devoted network of caring people.

We wish you and your family a Merry Christmas! Have a joyous holiday season and a very healthy, happy and safe New Year!

-- Dr. Chiappino and Dr. Reynolds

Krista Metrinko, LMSW Joins the New Life Wellness Team

We are pleased to announce that Krista Metrinko is now offering psychotherapy services in our Smithtown location.

Krista has extensive experience working with pediatric, adolescent and adult patients on a wide range of issues from anxiety disorders, depression, stress and addiction/recovery to marital/divorce, relationship issues, and grief/loss. In addition, Krista specializes in effective strategies for behavior modification and school-related problems. Her goal is to provide counseling, support and education in a compassionate environment where personal growth and positive change can take place.

If you'd like more information on Krista's services, contact her at our Smithtown office at 631.265.1223 or directly at 631.848.3761. Krista can also be reached via email at

Dr. Keri Chiappino Awarded Prestigious BCIA Certification

The New Life Wellness Team commends Dr. Chiappino on her recent board certification in Clinical Neurofeed- back by the Biofeedback Certification International Alliance (BCIA). Dr. Chiappino joins an elite group of professionals who have met the strict educational, clinical, ethical and exam criteria set forth by the Alliance. Congratulations Dr. Chiappino on this prestigious distinction!

Shopping Survival Tips
Advice to Keep You Jolly

It's the most wonderful time of the the well-known song goes. And while the sights, smells and sounds of the season make it certainly joyful, the preparations for the big day can sometimes be a bit overwhelming. The American Chiropractic Association recommends treating holiday shopping as you would an athletic event by stretching out, keeping hydrated and well fed, and avoiding physical stress.

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Watch Those Holiday Pounds!

Delicious foods of every type will be in abundance in the coming weeks. Do you have the mental toughness to stick to your wellness plan? Eating well-balanced, nutritious meals is especially tough when sugary delights are tempting us at every turn! Here are some tips to make sure the turkey is the only one stuffed this season! Don't fret if you've overindulged a bit -- we have a unique program under wraps that will help you quickly and successfully shed those holiday pounds and maintain a healthy weight (speak to Dr. Chiappino about her own personal success!) Look for the official unveiling later this month!

Stroke Often Misdiagnosed As Inner Ear Infection

Dizziness, nauseousness and unsteadiness... one fifth of all strokes trigger these somewhat uncharacteristic symptoms. But how do you know if it's a stroke or an ear infection? Only specialized doctors such as Chiropractic Neurologists can effectively assess patients with vertigo symptoms to accurately diagnose the issue.

If you are experiencing any signs of vertigo, contact our office immediately. Dr. Reynolds is specially trained in this area and can determine if your issue is a vestibular problem or something more significant such as a sign of stroke.

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Beating the Winter Blues with Neurofeedback

The holidays can be an especially happy time of year, but for those who struggle with anxiety and depression, the added financial and social stresses of the season can be especially draining. BrainCore neurofeedback therapy can help put the joy back into your life by retraining the abnormal brain-wave patterns that underlie depression, anxiety and other mood disorders. Starting a BrainCore program today can help get you on the right track for a happy, hopeful new year!

See how BrainCore helped Virginia overcome her anxiety and depression
Toys For Tots -- We're An Official Collection Station!
Join Us in Helping Needy Families This Holiday Season
toys for tots

We are a proud participant in the Marine's Toys For Tots annual holiday program to support those who are less fortunate. Please consider donating a new, unwrapped toy at our Smithtown wellness office and help make the holidays bright for a child in need. All toys may be dropped off during office hours until December 12. Please call us for more information and thank you in advance for your kindness and generosity!

Thank you for allowing us to participate in your healthcare.

Yours in health,

Dr. Keri Chiappino & Dr. W. Brent Reynolds
New Life Wellness Center, a BrainCore of NY partner
phone: 631-265-1223
December Specials:

Supplements: 10% off any in-stock supplement.

Massage:Purchase a gift certificate for a loved one, receive a $10 coupon towards a treatment for yourself!

Also, we are extending our hot stone special: Stay warm this winter with a 1 hour hot stone massage for only $80.

Call for more info 631.265.1223.

Offer Expires: December 31, 2013