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New Life Wellness Center Newsletter
July 2014
Happy Summer!

Summer is here and we've been relishing the gorgeous weather! Speaking of relish, why not make it a point to explore our beautiful island and support our local farmers. Head out early for a leisurely east-end drive to take in the views and purchase fresh and delicious organic produce-- both are good for the brain and the body! Check out the farms' websites to see what's ripe and ready, and to learn about their upcoming events.

Have a safe and happy fourth!

Dr. Keri Chiappino, Dr. W. Brent Reynolds and the staff of New Life Wellness Center

Holistic Health Coach Lety Algeri Joins New Life Wellness Team
Holistic Health Coach Lety Algeri

Does stress at your job or in your relationship cause you to overeat? Does lack of sleep or low energy prevent you from exercising? Today's hectic lifestyles make it easy to develop unhealthy, unconscious eating habits that impact every facet of our lives.

Lety Algeri, our new certified Holistic Health Coach, can help you break the cycle of unhealthy eating and develop sound dietary habits for the entire family. Her hands-on approach will help you achieve optimal weight, reduce food cravings, increase sleep and maximize energy.

Good nutrition is at the very core of brain and body health which is why we often make dietary recommendations at the time of your visit. We are pleased that Lety has joined our team -- she's available to teach you how to incorporate nutritional modifications in a way that fits into your eating style, whether it be by assisting with market shopping, overhauling your fridge/pantry or designing recipes that fit your tastes and our suggestions. Call the office today and receive 20% off an initial consultation with Lety.

Summer Recipe Ideas from Lety
Wow your friends at your July 4th BBQ!

Everyone brings watermelon to summer parties, but not like this!

Watermelon Mint Salad


  • 1 tbsp fresh lemon or lime juice
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 6 cups cubed seedless watermelon
  • 2 tbsp chopped fresh mint
  • Sprig of mint for adornment

  • Directions: In a bowl combine the lemon juice and olive oil. Add the watermelon and mint. Toss to coat. Top with a sprig of mint.

    This recipe is dairy-free, gluten/wheat free, nut-free, soy-free. I've found that people LOVE this combination, so you might need to make more than you thought!

    This is also delicious with feta cheese, kalamata olives and tomatoes. (I know, sounds weird. Try it before you knock it.)

    NOTE: If you choose to add feta this recipe will no longer be dairy-free.


    ADHD Drugs Linked To Cardiovascular Events in Children
    New Danish study notes statistically significant risk

    A recent study of Danish children published in the Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychopharmacology revealed that children taking stimulant medications for attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) were twice as likely to experience cardiovascular problems compared to other children with ADHD, although the absolute incidence was still very low. Journal editor Stanley Kopleweitz noted that the Danish study results "make it abundantly clear that treating clinicians cannot ignore existing guidelines concerning the assessment of cardiac risk prior to treatment and monitoring key vital signs during the course."

    Stimulant medications are temporary "fixes" that mask the true cause of ADHD and can produce serious side effects as this recent study suggests. If your child has been diagnosed with an attention disorder, explore natural and effective alternatives such as diet, chiropractic and neurofeedback training. Call us to learn how these non-invasive, non-drug therapies can help your child improve focus and behavior without a lifelong dependence on prescription medications.

    Read the study:
    New Study: Neurofeedback Helps Build Empathy
    BrainCore teleseminar

    The first-ever research study on building empathy has demonstrated that neurofeedback can help train brain-wave patterns associated with empathic feelings. Study participants received neurofeedback about their own brain activity patterns while being scanned inside a functional magnetic resonance (fMRI) machine. Neuroscientists found that through neurofeedback training, participants were able to change brain network function in the areas related to tenderness and affection felt toward loved ones.

    These findings have multiple implications and are significant for people with antisocial personality disorders, postpartum depression, Autism Spectrum Disorders and may even be beneficial in helping to foster connection in quarreling couples.

    Interested in learning how BrainCore neurofeedback may be able to help you? Check out our YouTube channel to see how neurofeedback training has helped patients with a wide range of health conditions. We offer a free 15 minute consultation, so call us to discover if BrainCore neurofeedback may be suitable for your specific health needs.

    See Scientific American for info about the study:

    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
    July Specials:

    Supplements: 10% off D-Hist for allergies. Adult and pediatric formulas.

    Hypnosis: Initial 90 minute session with Jessica Wallert only $90 ($60 savings).

    Health Coaching: 20% off initial consultation with Lety Algeri.

    BrainCore: Tune-Up Special for program grads (see article above)

    Offer Expires: July 31, 2014