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New Life Wellness Center Newsletter
November 2014

The days are getting shorter and colder as we head into the holiday season. Now more than ever it's imperative to take steps to support a healthy immune system. Decreasing stress, getting adequate sleep and fueling the body with proper nutrition can help ward off sickness. Regular chiropractic care can help prevent or heal vertebral misalignments that hamper the body's ability to function at its best, so make sure to visit us soon!

As Veteran's Day approaches, we remember our current heroes and those who sacrificed their lives for our country -- thank you for your service!

Happy Thanksgiving to all!
-- Dr. Chiappino and Dr. Reynolds

CAM Approach Provides Hope for Epilepsy

Epilepsy is a neurological condition which affects the nervous system causing disturbances in the electrical activity of the brain known as seizures. For the 2 million Americans diagnosed with epilepsy, uncontrolled seizures pose a constant threat to everyday living, causing falls, broken bones and other dangerous injuries as well as sudden unexpected death in some cases.

Although much progress has been made to control seizures with pharmaceuticals, almost one-third of those with epilepsy do not respond to anticonvulsant medications or cannot tolerate the serious side effects. Complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) such as
chiropractic and neurofeedback provide a safe, non-invasive, non-drug means to seizure management. If you're suffering from a seizure disorder, contact the office for information on how we can help you get back to daily living naturally.

Read more about neurofeedback for epilepsy:
Chiropractic Helps Bears QB with Headaches, Memory Loss

Superbowl champ Jim McMahon is singing the praises of chiropractic care for early stage dementia and other health problems sustained during his during his career with the National Football League.

After spending years fighting chronic pain and massive headaches with painkillers and struggling with forgetfulness, doctors discovered that misalignments in the top two vertebrae of his neck caused blockage of his cerebral spinal fluid, triggering his debilitating symptoms. Once the C-1 and C-2 vertebrae near the base of his skull were aligned, McMahon felt instantaneous relief. The 55-year-old former quarterback believes that the adjustments have also helped with his memory problems, and is hopeful that it will help slow the progression of his dementia.

Neck problems can cause neurological imbalance, producing a host of health problems. Chiropractic care relieves the stress on your body and nervous system, enabling your body's natural ability to function optimally. Schedule an appointment with us to make sure your spine and neck are properly aligned and stress free so you can be at the top of your game!

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Lower Your Risk For Diabetes Through Diet

The American Diabetes Association (ADA) is highlighting the importance of diet this month, urging people to cook nutritious and delicious food and become more active to reduce the possibility of developing Type 2 diabetes.

Are you at risk? If you're over 45 you should consider being tested; if you're younger and overweight you should also be screened. How can a chiropractor help? We are trained in nutrition and can teach you how to build a healthy lifestyle that includes exercise, a healthy diet with reduced intake of processed sugar, dairy and grains that will help you better manage your blood sugar levels. Take advantage of our special this month -- $20 off a nutritional consultation to determine your diabetes risk level.

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Are You Being Tricked By "Healthy" Supermarket Foods?
Lety Algeri Gives the Low Down on Sugar Content in Our Foods

Have you ever walked around the supermarket and felt like every box is jumping out at you saying, "Buy me I have 9 grams of protein!" "No, buy me! I have extra fiber!" "Get me, I only have 8 grams of sugar!" etc. Food shopping is so tricky.

When I walk down the interior aisles of the supermarket all I see is a billion dollar marketing scheme. The Big Food Industry tricks us into believing that the food we are buying is healthy, when in fact, that is far from the truth.
Many of the "healthy" foods you feed your family on a daily basis are loaded with sugar. It's hidden in places you would never think!

Read more to learn how to be supermarket savvy:
Coconut Date Cookies
A delicious sugar-free treat that everyone can enjoy!

Prep Time: 5 minutes; Cooking Time: 20 minutes Yield: 15-25 cookies

6-7 dried pitted dates
1 cup rolled oats
2 cups whole-wheat flour (to make gluten free, substitute with your favorite GF flour)
1/2 cup shredded coconut (Do not use if you have a tree nut allergy)
1/2 cup maple syrup (not Aunt Jemima, real 100% maple syrup)
1/2 tablespoon cinnamon
1/4 tablespoon nutmeg
1/2 cup olive oil

1. Soak dates in 1 cup of water for 30 minutes.
2. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
3. Put all ingredients including dates in the soaking water in a blender. Blend into dough.
4. Form little balls and smash them into cookies. Place them on a lightly oiled cookie sheet and bake for 10 minutes.
5. Turn them over and bake for 10 more minutes.

Upcoming Events:

November 6, 2014 7pm
Hauppauge High School Wellness Fair. Come visit our booth and say hi to our staff!

New Life Wellness Center will once again be participating in Toys for Tots for the holiday season.

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
November Specials:

Nutrition: $20 nutritional consult to determine risk for diabetes.

Acupuncture: Veteran's Day Special: 1/2 off the initial visit for all Veterans.

Supplements: 10% off nutraMetrix® Advanced Level 90 Maintains healthy blood sugar levels and promotes optimal uptake and use of blood glucose.

Offer Expires: November 30, 2014