Laura Cunningham, MEd shared information about New Vitae Wellness and Recovery services and Deep Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (DTMS) on June 13, 2016. As an adjunct to the use of traditional antidepressant medications, New Vitae Wellness and Recovery is one of the first in our region to offer deep TMS, or transcranial magnetic stimulation services. The treatment utilizes electromagnetic fields to stimulate the inner workings of the brain and alleviate depressive symptoms. The non-invasive process, provided for approximately 20 minutes daily over a period of 4 to 5 weeks, permits users to relax in a comfortable chair and read a magazine while treating their depression. The safe, well-tolerated service uses coils that are placed specifically around the head to target regions of the brain and trigger desired responses from neurons, or brain cells. The service provides hope for those who have found little relief from pharmacological interventions for depression.
On April 18, 2016, 4 The M.I.N.D.S. welcomed Dr. Phil Pappas, from Earth Foods, to discuss the health benefits of managing stress, eating healthy, and how the brain functions. Dr. Pappas is trained in psychotherapy, and certified in biofeedback, neurofeedback, and personal fitness training (AFAA), providing service for conditions including ADD/ADHD, stress induced illness, fitness, and weight management. He was recently certified as a Community Health Educator by the Rath Institute. Dr. Pappas is the director of The Institute of Weight Management and Health, a training and research organization that certifies weight loss professionals.
Patti Reinhardt decided to combine her love of science, health and food and chose to pursue a degree in nutrition. Patti is a Nutrition and Dietetics Technician, Registered. With this credential she must remain current in the field of nutrition by earning CPE (continuing professional education) units and must abide by the Code of Ethics for the Profession of Dietetics as well as the Standards of Practice for Dietetic Technicians, Registered. Her credential also allows her to remain connected to her membership in the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, which gives her access to the latest nutrition studies, educational resources and additional professional training.
The name ZEST reflects Patti's inspiration for becoming a nutritionist - her love of food and eating! With such a wealth of foods and cuisines available to us, eating should be one of our great pleasures in life, not the battle it's become for many people.
Patti wants to help you put the zest back into your eating. She will help you navigate your path to eating for health and for pleasure. Not a diet, but a lifestyle - one that will last you a lifetime. A lifestyle created by making realistic, incremental changes to your eating habits. No guilt, no confusion - just love the way you eat!