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  • 11/28/2017 7:25 PM | Fred DeFelice

    Although chlorinated tap water can be dangerous when used as drinking water, there are more hazards when this kind of water is used for bathing. On average, you take in one to two gallons of water per day. But when you bathe or shower, you expose yourself to at least 25 gallons of water.

    The problem is your skin absorbs anything that touches it, including chlorinated water. Once absorbed, DBPs can go straight to your bloodstream. Your skin does not break down molecules and eliminate contaminants as your digestive system would. According to studies, a 10-minute shower can raise your bloods Trihalomethanes (THM, a common DBP) levels by as much as 700 percent.

    What’s worse is chlorine agents in water can vaporize before they hit the floor. When you inhale the steam, these go straight to your lungs. When using hot water, the ill effects of inhalation and skin absorption are magnified. Hot water triggers your pores to open, and hot environments can cause vapors to form much quicker.

    Chlorine and Your Drinking Water

    "The drinking of chlorinated water has finally been officially linked to an increased incidence of colon cancer. An epidemiologist at Oak Ridge Associated Universities completed a study of colon cancer victims and non-cancer patients and concluded that the drinking of chlorinated water for 15 years or more was conducive to a high rate of colon cancer." Health Freedom News, January/February 1987

    "Long-term drinking of chlorinated water appears to increase a person's risk of developing bladder cancer as much as 80%," according to a study published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. Some 45,000 Americans are diagnosed every year with bladder cancer. St. Paul Dispatch & Pioneer Press, December 17, 1987


    At minimum, Carbon water filtration at point of use will offer some protection.

    There are specialized Point of Use Counter top Filters and Shower Head Filters that are relatively inexpensive and easy to install. 

    For greater protection you will want to consider the Whole House Water Processing System for bathing, laundry and general use plus the Fluoride free Alkaline Water system for drinking and cooking.

    For more information please visit www.GreenInnovationsPlus.com

    Feel free to call me anytime...the process is simple, no Salesman will call, I will personally visit your home, bring a sample of our water for you to taste, test your water and inspect your plumbing system and then recommend the right system for your home.

     I look forward to being of service to you

    Fred DeFelice, Master Plumber~ Systems Designer ~ Direct: 727-804-4562

  • 11/13/2017 2:21 PM | Winston Kao
    99% of available waters are in one of these categories: bottled waters, spring water, reverse osmosis water, distilled water (4 types), well water & city water. Discovering the truth about each water requires a lot of study time and the ability to see through the lies, fake claims and double-talk so common in the water treatment industry.

    The substitute!

    Most people today have some concerns about their water. “It might be full of pollution,” is one thought on their minds. But what exactly is wrong with water is another story. Most people deal with the issue by drinking bottled water. “Water problem solved!,” they think. Too bad that's not true at all!

    95+% of all bottled water is RO water or Reverse Osmosis Water. Here the technology takes takes out most of the pollution but it also removes all the healthful alkaline minerals. This creates a VERY UNHEALTHFUL ACID WATER!

    First of all, removing the minerals makes the water “hungry.” In other words, the water now has a powerful craving for minerals and will IMMEDIATELY leach out minerals from any surface it makes contact with, such as the plastic bottle, your soft tissue, your bones…etc. This water also helps create a highly acid environment in your body!!!!!

    This is true for all mineral-free waters such as RO, distilled water and the not-so-common deionized water.

    One can add ¼ teaspoon of Celtic sea salt to one gallon of distilled water to produce a good-quality drinking water. This cancels-out the body-acidification issue.

    Adding sea salt does NOT handle reverse osmosis or deionized water. Deionized water is included here because most commercially produced deionized water goes through a reverse osmosis water treatment system first to save the deionizing water media.

    If the deionized process was not preceded by RO, then one can treat it just like distilled water, add the Celtic sea salt and you will have a good water to drink.

    Vital note:

    Celtic sea salt not Himalayan salt. I do NOT recommend the the “pink Himalayan salt” because it may contain 3 ppm (3 parts per million) of Fluoride. This is why I personally do not use Himalayan salt.

    Your privately owned well water

    Never guess or assume that your water is okay! Always do a “real water analysis”; that is, a test that checks at least 103+ items. Such tests usually cost around $200. I personally have been using only one company for the past 30 years to prevent someone playing POLITICS with my water analysis. I want the truth, good or bad! Once you have done the water analysis I can help you read the analysis and determine what the “correct” water filter to use is. And it won't necessarily be the “best water filter” you see heavily advertised.

    City Water

    In America we have heavy-duty politics being played on the general public’s drinking water. Over 74+% of the cities in America add Fluoride, verses 97% of the European countries which BAN fluoridation!

    My personal experience

    When I was a U. S. Navy Dental Technician I could always tell were a new recruit came from just by looking at his or her teeth. Texas, Arkansas, New Mexico and two other states have excess naturally occurring fluoride in the water. The young men and woman have dental fluorosis (white spots on the enamel) and / or pits on the enamel. Fluoride for cavity prevention? I think NOT!!!

    Fluoride is one of the three most common toxic elements on the periodic chart of elements. Arsenic comes in at #1, Fluoride at #2 and far behind in toxicity comes Lead.

    If you want proof of the dangers of fluoride in your drinking water, just check out http://fluoridealert.org/; for a really good instant understanding of fluoride see https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KM4EdOfX7Sc

    If you want proof of the dangers of fluoride in your drinking water, I have excellent articles.

    Harvard Study: Fluoride Lowers Children’s Intelligence By 7 IQ Points

    If you want proof of the dangers of reverse osmosis or demineralized water, read the following article which took me over 20 years to locate!

    World Health Organization: HEALTH RISKS FROM DRINKING
    by Frantisek Kozisek, National Institute of Public Health, Czech Republic.


    The simplest solution for most people is to clean up their city water without taking out the vital health giving minerals.

    My wife came from a mid-western farm. She loved the ice-cold artesian spring water that she grew up with. She wanted the same good tasting, high-quality of water here in Florida. So, I built her the a filter that took the Fluoride and Arsenic down to non-detectable levels. I added the power to remove the new bad-kid-on-the-block, the mixture of ammonia and chlorine called chloramines. This was very tough to take out but I succeeded. Finally I handled other heavy metals and chlorine.

    Today, we have one model for under the kitchen sink and three models for the whole house.

    No matter what your situation, I can help you get mountain-fresh water that's truly healthful.

    Live longer. Look Younger. Feel Better.

    Call me at  727-447-2344 for a no-cost water-quality and consultation.
    I hope this information helps you live a longer, healthier life.

    Winston Kao,
    Ideal Earth Water
    1884 McKinley St
    Clearwater, FL 33765

  • 11/06/2017 8:18 AM | Lynne Wadsworth

    We say it every year — where did the time go? We are already past Halloween and now Thanksgiving is sneaking up on us…and Christmas is not far behind.

    Do you find the holiday season — although fun and exciting — a time of stress and busyness? Do you even find yourself suffering with more migraines as a result of the added stress?

    Unfortunately, stress is one of the most prevalent migraine triggers there is. As the holiday season gets closer and close, so our lives become more and more hectic. As you well know, stress is something migraine sufferers would rather avoid, but at this busy time of year, that is sometimes pretty impossible. But, as a migraine sufferer both of us need to find ways to deal with that stress so that the frequency and severity of migraine attacks can be lessened, and we can better enjoy this festive time of year.

    If you experience stress on a regular basis, the statistics show that you are one of millions of people worldwide. Your body is actually designed to feel stress and react to it, so that you are alert and ready to avoid danger. When stress persists though, the body begins to break down and sickness and headaches/migraines can occur.

    To better understand stress, simply put…..stress is your reaction to any change that requires you to either respond or adjust. Basically, stress is the result of how you respond to stressful events.So, it’s important to know that you can control stress.

    The most effective way to cope with stress is to identify the stressors in your life and then learn ways to reduce and manage your stress. If you do this, then you will find great benefits with migraine and headache relief.

    What Causes Stress?

    Causes of stress are different for each person, just as the way your body responds to that stress is unique to each individual. It can involve that requires you to adjust to a change in your life and/or environment. Your body reacts to these changes and circumstances with physical, mental, and emotional responses.

    Below is a list of a few of the common causes of stress:

    • A change of location
    • Money problems
    • Asking others for help
    • Taking responsibility for the situation
    • Expressing emotions that are distressing
    • Being assertive and not aggressive
    • Maintaining relationships that support you emotionally
    • Staying emotionally composed
    • Attempt to change the source of stress
    • Putting distance between yourself and the source of stress
    • Learning to relax
    • Eating and drinking sensibly
    • Exercising regularly
    • Practice a healthy sense of self-esteem
    • Seek Help for Managing Stress

    If you feel you just are getting nowhere managing your own stress, and you feel you are going down the same downward spiral over and over again, seek help.

    I love working with people whose lives are busy, full of stress, headaches, migraines, fatigue, tension, etc. I can help you:

    • Learn to recognize your stress triggers
    • Decrease anxiety levels
    • Learn to cope with the demands of your daily life
    • Learn techniques to help you remain calm
    • Replace bad habits with good ones
    • Have a healthy self-esteem
    • Learn relaxation techniques that will help alleviate your stress
    • Recognize irrational fears
    • Learn preventative measures for migraines
    • Recognize your migraine triggers and how to avoid them

    Learn techniques to incorporate into your daily life to minimize the migraine pain and prevent frequent occurrence​​​​​​​

    Sometimes it is hard to be sure of the exact cause of your stress. Keeping a journal of what’s going on in your life can be helpful. Besides using a journal, it also helps to know the warning signs of stress. These are important steps because when you can identify the warning signs, you can learn how your body responds to stress, so you can then take steps to reduce it.

    Don’t let stress and migraines ruin what should be a happy and joyous holiday season. Learn to live free from stress and pain, and minimize and reduce your migraines. I would love to help you minimize and relieve some of your migraine symptoms and occurrences. For your free strategy call, >>click here<<

  • 10/23/2017 2:23 PM | Carla Clayton

    We all want to have great skin. And we don't want our skin to age. But environmental factors, stress, genetics, and a busy life all play a part in how our skin looks over the years. So if you're like most people you're probably buying something that promises to slow down how your skin ages.

    However, in your pursuit for nicer, healthier skin, is what you're putting on your face even safe?

    The truth is, most skin care products contain questionable and even downright harmful chemicals. Your makeup, face cream, skin moisturizer, or cleanser may deliver short-term smoothness and brightness but it may disrupt your hormones and fertility. 

    They can also expose you to known cancer-causing pesticides, and deliver dangerous toxins that penetrate and age your skin.

    That’s right. The skin care products you use may actually speed up the formation of wrinkles, age spots, and worse.

    5 harmful chemicals that are commonly used in skin care products:

    1. Parabens
    Have you seen a slew of products marketing themselves as "paraben-free?" These chemicals mimic estrogen and lead to hormone imbalance.

    CDC reports suggest their presence in every American’s body. It’s a good idea to avoid products with parabens to prevent reproductive issues like infertility or slowed growth and developmental disorders in children.

    2. Phthalates
    A common ingredient in "fragrances," phthalates block testosterone and damage a man’s reproductive system. These dangerous chemicals have also been linked to an increased risk of breast cancer.

    3. Mercury
    You know mercury is bad, but some skin care products use it to lighten the skin.

    It absorbs easily through your skin and with enough use can develop into mercury poisoning. Steer clear of products with "calomel," "mercurio," "mercurio chloride," or just plain old "mercury."

    4. Petroleum
    As an industry standard, there’s a lot of information out there touting the safety of petroleum by-products, so you might be wondering why you should avoid it.

    It’s because it contains 1,4-Dioxane, which has been listed by the World Health Organization and the Environmental Protection Agency as a probable carcinogen. Cancer from your moisturizer? No thank you.

    5. Hydroquinone
    Hydroquinone reduces the melanin in your skin to get rid of those unsightly marks, but in doing so, it hurts your skin in many ways.

    First of all, it’s permanently altering your pigment while also weakening the elastin and collagen in your problem area – the very things that are key to keeping your skin firm and youthful!

    Here are other ingredients to avoid:

    • Colors
    • Mercury
    • Propylene Glycol
    • Hydroquinone
    • Lanolin
    • Quaternium-15
    • EDTA
    • Ethanolamine
    • Formaldehyde
    • Styrene
    • Quat Ammonium
    • Silver
    • CFC
    • Perfluoro
    • PEG 1
    • PEG 2
    • PEG 3
    • Cyclosilicone
    • Parabens
    • Phthalates

    Why do companies use these ingredients?

    So why do companies even use these types of chemicals if it's well known that they're harmful or even downright dangerous for your skin?

    Because they do offer results and they're less expensive and easier to source.

    What brand do I recommend?

    I only recommend products I personally use.  I have used skin care products made by Shaklee for over 25 years.  The company has a proven track record of using the best of nature and science to create safe, non-toxic products.  In fact, in 60 years in business, they have never had a mandatory recall of any of their products.  That speaks volumes.   But, more importantly, they work!   Clinical results without compromise!

    What does Shaklee use?

    Shaklee actually spent almost a decade creating a line of skin care that would work as well or better than the traditional brands but not have to comprise on their ingredients.

    And here's just a few of the ingredients they chose to use so they could offer a product that actually feeds nutrients into your skin and doesn't need any harmful chemicals to work.

    Vitis Vinifera (From the Muscadine Grape) Technical name for grape seed extract. Shaklee chose to add this because of its natural antioxidant properties.

    Grape seed extract has been traditionally used as a wound healer and anti-inflammatory, dating back to European folk healers. It's now used for its numerous properties that are thought to be beneficial, including as an anti-dandruff, anti-fungal, anti-microbial, antioxidant, and UV absorber ingredient, and is therefore seen in a wide variety of cosmetics and personal care products.

    Saccharomyces cerevisiae extract An eukaryotic microbe. More specifically, it is a globular-shaped, yellow-green yeast belonging to the Fungi kingdom, which includes multicellular organisms such as mushrooms and molds. It is used in cosmetics since it can act in oxidative stress and improve skin conditions.

    Citrus Aurantium Bergamia This beautiful essential oil is cold-pressed from Italian bergamot fruit peel and has a delightfully uplifting citrus aroma which helps relieve nervous anxiety. Considered a 'balancing' oil, it is gently antiseptic, toning and cleansing for the skin and being bergaptene-free, causes no photo-sensitivity.

    Lotus Japonicus Youth Complex is also, infused with Lotus Japonicus. It activates a key youth protein to regenerate cells to produce more collagen and elastin.

    Schisandra Chinensis Youth Complex couples Lotus Japonicus with Schisandra Chinensis Fruit Extract. This structurally helps provide more nutrients and energy to the skin.

    The ingredients Shaklee use are actually better than organic.

    This means they're not just organic, but the way they've been formulated and processed allows them to work better than regular organic products on their own.

    Thankfully all YOUTH products are designed without the harmful chemicals and questionable ingredients found in so many other products.

    Check out the entire "Free of" list of which contains over 2,500 harmful chemicals and questionable ingredients that you will never find in any of Shaklee's YOUTH products.

    And another thing I love is that YOUTH products are also 100% vegan and cruelty free.

    Your skin's health is crucial not only for your appearance, but more importantly because your skin performs so many essential tasks for your body, so it's important to use products that are made for your skin type, and has ingredients that are safe for your health.

    Thanks for reading!

    Carla Clayton

    Click here to learn more:


  • 10/23/2017 11:39 AM | Lynne Wadsworth

    I can hardly believe that the holiday season is literally just around the corner. How are you doing with your shopping? do you have lists made for all you have to get done? Is your social calendar full?

    Yes - the holiday season is upon us – a time of year that’s known for its busy nature that can lead to quite the load of stress. After all, you likely have several invitations to gatherings collecting on your counter, a long list of people you need to send holiday cards to, and the daunting task of braving the shopping mall crowds to find the gifts for your loved ones. All of this, on top of your normal every day life. It can be overwhelming to say the least.

    I wanted to share with you some of my personal favorite ways to navigate this busy, stressful time of year and make this season a lot more enjoyable, less stressful and a time you will remember with fond memories.

    These secret weapons of mine include…

    Put forth great effort to be present. I fully understand how difficult it can be. It’s almost a reflex to pick up our phones and scroll through Facebook or our email when we have a free moment – do you do the same? One way I like to dodge this is to leave my electronics in another room. Don’t even allow yourself the temptation to pick up your phone and disengage from communicating with your gathered love ones. When I’m feeling particularly scatter-brained, what really helps ground me is focusing on my senses. What do I smell? What do I hear? What do I feel? Stopping and thinking through what’s going on around you at that very moment really brings you into the present moment unlike anything else. It’s a wonderful tool to use to dial in and be present – and is a great tool to use year-round, not just during the holidays!

    Give up those expectations. A lot of the stress we put on ourselves this season lies in the notion that we expect things to be perfect. That’d be lovely, of course – but putting your entire extended family in one house is bound to have something go awry. Therefore, dropping the expectations of perfection will allow you to be prepared for when something may spring up. There is joy to be found in each situation, so even when things don’t go exactly as planned – spend your energy finding gratitude in your circumstances and enjoying as much of your time as you possibly can. "Tis the season!"

    Find time to move. It’s incredibly important to keep movement in your schedule, no matter how busy you may feel. Even if it’s just a brisk walk after lunch or dinner – make it a habit to bundle up in your favorite scarf and winter coat to go for a walk alone to clear your mind, or with someone you enjoy being around. Be sure that you are getting your time outside in nature, breathing in fresh air, while burning off some calories and keeping your heart rate up.

    Of course, here in Florida, we can experience some of our best weather and it is a beautiful opportunity to go outside and take a brisk walk. Often we have blue skies and the perfect 70 degree weather. Of course, sometimes it can get cool, so on those days, I just get on a treadmill and walk indoors.

    What are your favorite ways to get some movement in during the cold months?

    P.S. If you haven’t already done some, jump over to my Facebook Group for those of who live hectic lives but want to stay healthy and finds ways to be more efficient with your time. Check out my tips. ==>CLICK HERE<==

  • 09/11/2017 4:07 PM | Deserie Valloreo (Administrator)

    “He who is not courageous enough to take risks will accomplish nothing in life.” Muhammad Ali

    You must understand why courage is important for without courage, one backs away from living life fully.

    Dependence on anything outside ourselves is a weakness, not a source of power. I mean that reliance upon others for your power and ability.   Don’t confuse it with collaboration & teamwork, Alignment would not be dependence but is coordination, which is not only good but essential for success.

    Courage is being brave in spite of fear & danger or being bold and brave, unafraid to face tough challenges.  Afraid or not, courage comes down to this: what we choose to do.

    NY Times bestselling author Grant Cardone wrote, “It’s been said that FEAR stands for False Events Appearing Real, which aptly implies that most of what you’re afraid of doesn’t ever come to pass. Fear, for the most part, is provoked by emotions, not rational thinking. And in my humble estimation, emotions are wildly overrated – and the scapegoat many people use for their failure to act.”

    COURAGE IS ABOUT THE FUTURE & ensuring some future goal or dream can survive.

    It’s one of the best parts of us. It comes down to:

    ·         The courage of our convictions.

    ·         The courage to stand up against compromise.

    ·         The courage to say no when it’s easier to say yes.

    ·         The courage to challenge being satisfied with one’s achievements in light of even bigger future goals.

    Stopping is the only thing that keeps us from achieving our dreams.

    We must use our courage to take a stand for something worthwhile, do something possibly uncomfortable and withstand any opposition in order to get there.

    COURAGE, SUCCESS AND ACTION go hand in hand.

    Jai McFall                 Organic Living         727-433-1661         OrganicLivingForAll.com

  • 08/29/2017 10:23 AM | Amanda Girton

    There is no denying that we can all benefit from eating an abundance of fresh fruit and vegetables in their pure, clean, and unprocessed form. Raw foods are cleansing, healing, and detoxifying to the body. They’re rich in enzymes and probiotics, are an incredible source of antioxidants and fiber, and they help to balance your body’s natural pH.

    Whether you’re on a quest to become a fully raw vegan or you simply want to experience the many proven benefits that adding a few raw meals into your diet can bring, check out the following five tips to help kick-start your new raw foodist lifestyle:

    1. Start the Day with a Smoothie

    Ditch the cereal or cooked breakfast for a refreshing smoothie instead and you’ll instantly reap the benefits of eating more raw foods. 

    2. Make a Power Salad for Lunch

    Salads don’t have to be boring. One of the easiest ways to add more raw foods to your diet is by making ridiculously big raw salads every day. 

    3. Take Fruit with you Everywhere you go

    The best thing you can do to stop yourself reaching for crappy processed snacks when you get peckish is to always have some form of fruit on hand. 

    4. Make Your Own Condiments

    Most of us eat A LOT of condiments with our meals, which is why making them yourself at home and keeping them raw as opposed to buying them pre-made from the store will go a long way to helping bring more raw foods into your life. From raw pesto to raw avocado salsa and even raw mayonnaise, there are so many delicious alternatives that are fun to experiment with.

    5. Add Rather Than Subtract

    Instead of thinking about all the foods you’ll be eliminating when eating raw, focus on what you’ll be adding, such as more veggies, fruits, greens, nuts, and seeds. 

  • 08/15/2017 8:09 PM | Les Cole, MD

    Vitamin D is important for a host of immune functions in your body. Vitamin D is critical to both the development and functions of your immune system. It is known that vitamin D is important in many immune functions that protect you from bacterial, viral and fungal infections. In addition vitamin D determines your natural killer (NK) cell numbers and function, which are the cells that attack viral infections and cancer cells. Vitamin D also modulates your helper T cells – reducing inflammatory processes and increasing anti-inflammatory processes.


    How does this information affect your risk for developing autoimmune disease? It has been known for a long time that certain infections are, and others may be, associated with autoimmune disease. If you have fewer infections, your risk is reduced. What about the effect of NK cells? Viral infections that set up housekeeping in various cells of your body – hepatitis C, HIV, Epstein-Barr virus & others – increase the risk of autoimmunity (and cancer). So, the better your NK cells work, the less your risk of autoimmune disease (not to mention cancer, which can also set off autoimmune disease). Lastly, with low vitamin D, your helper T cells are much more prone to initiate autoimmune processes and inflammation than if your blood levels and “Functional Levels” of vitamin D are in the high normal range for your body.

    Low vitamin D and genetic mutations in your vitamin D processing proteins are strongly linked to Multiple Sclerosis (MS) and most Autoimmune Diseases. If you have MS or any of a host of autoimmune diseases including Rheumatoid Arthritis, SLE, Hashimoto’s, Psoriasis, Vitiligo, etc. Your “Functional levels” of vitamin D are most likely low. If your blood levels are low, then higher dosing of vitamin D is important. If your blood levels of vitamin D are high normal and you have a genetic mutation in one or more of your vitamin D processing proteins, then you are likely “Functionally Deficient” in vitamin D. This means that at the immune cells your vitamin D isn’t having an adequate effect and so your immune cells aren’t getting enough vitamin D to help them work properly.

    “What are vitamin D ‘processing proteins’ and how do they affect my risk?” Vitamin D has to be processed in order for it to have its beneficial effects. First, it is made in your body from cholesterol; 1 step requiring UV light occurring in your skin, then ultimately leading to vitamin D3 which is measured in your blood. This is not the active form. If there are any reasons for abnormalities to this point, then your blood levels of vitamin D will be low. From this point vitamin D has to be activated to function in all of your cells, including your immune cells.

    You have a protein that converts it to its active form. You have a protein that carries vitamin D in your blood and is itself influential on your immune system. You have a protein vitamin D receptor where the activated vitamin D initiates its effect in your immune cells. And you have a protein that deactivates vitamin D. Each of these can have mutations in them that can increase your risk for MS and autoimmunity even if you have high normal vitamin D blood levels. It does this by decreasing your “Functional vitamin D”. Many studies show connections between these mutations, MS and many autoimmune diseases.

    “What can be done about this?” If you have MS or any Autoimmune Disease, you can have certain testing done to see if your vitamin D levels are optimal in your blood. There are other tests that can determine the “Functional Level” of your vitamin D if you have vitamin D processing protein mutations. If either your blood or functional levels of vitamin D are low, high dose vitamin D treatment is important.

    If you want your vitamin D measured, want to know if you have a vitamin D processing protein mutation, or want help with your MS or autoimmune disease, St. Petersburg Health & Wellness can help.

    List of Autoimmune Conditions that are likely associated with low or low functional vitamin D levels: https://www.aarda.org/disease-list/

    List of conditions associated with low or low functional vitamin D:

    Autoimmune illness, Cancer, Chronic pain, Diabetes, Heart disease, Hyperparathyroidism, Hypertension, Mental illness, Multiple sclerosis, Muscle weakness and coordination, Obesity, Osteoarthritis


    Free Seminars:

    August 16, 6-7:30 p.m. – “Treating Multiple Sclerosis and Autoimmune Disease with High Dose vitamin D”. Les Cole, MD

    At St. Petersburg Health & Wellness, we get to the underlying problems. Call us at 727-202-6807 to get better answers and…”Live Well”

    Les Cole, MD practices Functional, Anti-Aging, Integrative & Preventive Medicine and is certified by the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine in Functional, Anti-aging and Regenerative Medicine and by the American Board of Integrative and Holistic Medicine. To learn more about Treating MS and Autoimmune Disease with High Dose vitamin D and other topics to improve your Health and Wellness, visit stpetehw.com, Like us on Facebook, or call St. Petersburg Health & Wellness for an appointment 727-202-6807.

  • 08/15/2017 4:01 PM | Barry Foster

    The Coach’s Corner by: Barry Foster, RCC, CRC, CPBA

    Hello, and welcome back to the Coach’s Corner where we will continue to explore tips, strategies, and practical advice to assist and guide you in growing personally, professionally, and building/improving your business/practice.

    As we discussed in my last Coach’s Corner I’ll be sharing with you the ABC’s of personal, professional, and business development, over the next few months.

    The ABC’s:

    “A” is for ATTITUDE: A positive attitude! A magnetic attitude! A MOJO-filled attitude!!

    “B” is for BELIEFS: An acceptance that a statement is true or that something exists even if it hasn’t been

     seen or proven to exist - faith, trust, reliance, confidence

    “C” is for CULTURE: Your personal habits, routines, customs. A way of life.

    The last two characteristics covering the ABC’s of success are your “Standards” and “Values”.

    Let’s focus on them today.

    “Standards”, by definition are: an accepted or approved example of something against which we are judged or measured; A level of excellence or quality.

    Our standards can be the “rules” or “guidelines” with which we choose how to live and how we “assess” others according to our standards. If we have high, say moral standards, then we expect others to live up to or by our moral standards. When they do we may say something to them in praise and or acceptance. If they do not meet our moral standards we may choose not to associate with them.

    A positive attitude might be a standard we hold very high for ourselves. We want to surround ourselves with like-minded people or people with the same standards as we have.

    Our standards are very powerful motivators. They are the limits and/or qualities we desire to live by.

    For instance, the standard level of care and involvement I have for my coaching clients is very high. I hold myself to that standard which is a deeply engrained part of my professional life. Other coaches may choose to not get as involved with their clients. That’s ok for them. That’s a standard they hold true for themselves.

    Our standards can and or need to be flexible at times. We can improve or increase our standards when we learn a particular standard we have is too low or too high. Being too detailed oriented (obsessive) is a standard that might not align with our environment or growth needs. A lack of attention to detail, likewise, may not serve us.

    The last component we’ll discuss is our personal values. Our values are principles by which we live. Integrity, honesty, trust, commitment, and excellence are a few examples of personal values. They are the internal, fundamental motives we use to make decisions. Our values define how we relate to others and how we prioritize our lives. When acting as a filter, our values define how we relate to others.

    All of these are components of our “mindset”. As a reminder, they are the ABCs: attitudes, beliefs, culture, standards, and values that create a strong filter on how we see the world.

    Please come back for the next issue of the Holistic Journal where we will outline how we/you can create change, any change in your life, through a better understanding of your mindset.

    Until then, stay positive, confident, strong, and get your MOJO on …and then some!



  • 08/15/2017 9:13 AM | Kelley Mulhern

    The Wellness Wall is a simple image to help explain the spectrum of health and wellness to patients. Simply imagine a horizontal traffic light with the red light on the left and the green light on the right.

    In the green (all the way to the right), you have those who are truly healthy.  Their bodies are functioning at an extremely high level. They exercise, eat well, and manage their stress every single day for peak performance.  Think of our Olympic and professional athletes as examples.

    On the opposite end – in the red – are people who are very sick. They're likely on multiple medications and may have had several surgeries. A person might be in the red temporarily, if they had pneumonia, for example, or they might be in this area permanently.

    In the middle yellow section is the “comfort zone,” also called “false wellness.”  This represents the person who says “I feel fine” because they equate their lack of symptoms with health. But let’s face it…we’ve all heard of people who were the “picture of health” until the moment they were diagnosed with cancer, heart disease, or diabetes. This is the scariest place to be, because the person doesn’t even know that problems are brewing. Therefore, they do nothing to address them, and their health continues to decline.

    Here’s the thing: We’re all represented on the Wellness Wall  Think of yourself as a little arrow, always moving to the left or to the right.  Every decision you make during the day moves you closer to the right or closer to the left, and some decisions have greater impact than others. 

    Here are a few questions to consider:

    • Where are you and your loved ones on the wellness wall?
    • Where will you be in ten years if you don’t change anything about your life?
    • What causes someone to go to the left on the wellness wall? To the right?
    • Where is “normal” on this wall?
    • What is “the norm” for our society?
    • Which is more likely to cause movement to the left: Lifestyle or genetics?
    • Which way will you be headed if you view health as an expense? As an investment?

    I love this concept and refer to it in my practice every day to help patients understand that they have more control over their health than they think. I use the wellness wall to give people hope that – no matter where they are in terms of their health, they can change their choices and improve the function of their bodies.

    Dr. Kelley Mulhern is a Chiropractic Physician, professional speaker, and published author. She and her husband own and operate Thrive! Chiropractic & Wellness in St. Pete. They provide comprehensive chiropractic care, class 4 deep tissue laser therapy, essential oils, natural weight loss, Acupuncture and more because your body is designed to THRIVE!  http://thrivechirofl.com

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