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January 2015
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Happy New Year!

With each new year comes the chance to start anew. Make 2015 your year to adopt healthy habits that will improve the quality of your life. Let us be part of your wellness plan -- we are always eager to assist in the process toward a better, healthier you!

Wishing you and your family a happy, healthy and memorable 2015!

Eating Well For Graceful Aging
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It's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years." Wise old Abe had it right - living a meaningful life is what truly counts. But when bogged down by the daily grind, it's easy to let the best of ourselves slip away. Physical, emotional and chemical stress impacts all systems of the body, and is often the cause of chronic pain, depression, gastrointestinal, musculoskeletal and cardiovascular problems, as well as accelerate skin aging.

While it's virtually impossible to remove every stressor in our lives, there are steps we can take to combat its effects. Start off by greeting each new day with a positive attitude as well as gentle, early morning stretches and/or yoga. Learn which foods are beneficial to healthy aging. Plan meals ahead of time, choosing nutritious organic foods. Manage the stress of the day by taking a "mental health break" -- practice deep breathing; let go of past worries and focus on the present. Daily exercise and regular chiropractic care can help balance your body's structure and function, promoting self healing.

For more help, try some of these stress-busting tips from the American Chiropractic Association. Better yet, give our office a call to learn how our wellness team can help you achieve a healthy mind/body lifestyle.

Maximizing Food Profits At Our Children's Expense

Food allergies among children are on the rise. Research shows an increase of approximately 50% between 1997 and 2011. Approximately one in every 13 children under 18 years of age is affected by food allergies, amounting to 2 in every classroom. While food reactions can be mild, such as a rash or itching, an alarming number of children have life-threatening allergies that can cause anaphylaxis, an often fatal reaction.

But why the dramatic increase? There are many theories, but scientists have yet to establish a definitive answer. However, one Wall Street food analyst turned "Real Food" evangelist has uncovered startling evidence that points to a cause for the allergies explosion over the last two decades. Click on the link below to hear the story behind Robyn O'Brien's personal crusade to restore the integrity of our food supply and the health of our nation. After viewing, please forward to your family and friends to shed light on an issue that is so critical to our health and our economy.

Watch Robyn's inspirational Ted Talk
Shining A Light On Winter Depression
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Does your mood seem to drop with the winter temperature? If you dread the winter months each year, not only for the bitter cold, but for the depression, listlessness and irritability it seems to bring, you may be suffering from Seasonal Affective Disorder, fittingly dubbed SAD. SAD is more than the winter doldrums. It's a persistent, prolonged sadness/depression during the winter months, typically starting in the early fall and peaking during the months of December through April.

Diet and exercise are key to combating the winter blues. Avoid pastas, breads and other simple carbs that can interfere with brain function and reduce dopamine levels which can cause depression. Studies show that a healthy diet of fresh fruits and vegetables high in antioxidants can help boost energy, spirits and well-being. Chiropractic care benefits your joints and muscles and resets the neurology of your body, helping you to feel and function at your best. Neurofeedback brain-wave training is another effective, non-drug therapy that can help alleviate the depression you are feeling. If you find you face each winter with trepidation, contact our office. We can help devise a wellness plan for you that will help you embrace the season with open arms!

Recipe of the Month: Mighty Miso Soup for Healing
by Holistic Health Coach Lety Algeri

Sea vegetables, or seaweeds, are beneficial to our health because they offer one of the broadest ranges of minerals of any food. Rich in a variety of minerals and vitamins, such as calcium, iron and iodine, sea vegetables are also helpful in balancing hormone and thyroid levels. Consuming highly processed foods or foods that are grown in mineral-depleted soil can result in low levels of minerals in the body, resulting in cravings for salty or sugary foods. Making sea vegetables a part of your diet can help balance your energy levels and alleviate cravings.

Miso Soup Prep Time: 5-10 minutes
Cooking Time: 10-15 minutes
Yield: 4-5 servings

Ingredients:
4-5 cups spring water
1-2 inch strip of wakame, rinsed and soaked 5 minutes in 1 cup of water until softened
1-2 cups thinly sliced vegetables of your choice (see notes)
2-3 teaspoons barley miso
2 scallions, finely chopped

Directions:

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
January Specials:

Supplements: 10% off nutraMetrix Isotonix Daily Essentials

Health Coaching: $100 off a 90 minute private food shopping experience with holistic health coach Lety Algeri -- now only $150! Email Lety about this offer at: lety@MindfulEatingHC.com.

Offer Expires: January 31, 2015