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Go Beyond Resolutions

Local Practitioners Suggest Steps for Structured Health Plans

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“According to the Environmental Working Group, the heavy metal lead, a nervous system toxin that can contaminate mineral pigments in lipstick color, has no place in products applied to the lips or anywhere else on the body. “This is why we carry only organic lipsticks and makeup, which customers can try during our free makeovers by makeup artists on February 8, from 3 to 7 p.m.” says Jayne Koedding, owner of Organic Skincare and Bodyworx, in Naples. Sessions are by appointment. There is a $20 charge at the door, which customers get that back with their purchase.

Look Younger

Dr. Stephen Prendiville, a facelift expert and the supervising physician for the medical spa services offered at Assuage Spa, in Fort Myers and Naples, is introducing the latest non-invasive procedures to smooth wrinkles and rejuvenate the cheek, jawline and neck during a free luncheon seminar on February 23 at Gulf Harbour Yacht & Country Club on McGregor Boulevard in South Fort Myers. “These procedures are especially effective when combined with fractionated laser resurfacing, which can reduce or eliminate fine lines, wrinkles and sunspots. The laser beam removes the outer layer of skin while simultaneously heating the underlying dermis. This stimulates growth of new collagen fibers. As the treated area heals, new skin is smoother and firmer,” says Prendiville.

Erase Rosacea

Larissa Smolen, owner of Spa de Larissa, in Naples, sees exceptional results in the faces of her clients that use her private-label (Daniel Tibel) professional skincare products that comprise a blend of plants, herbs, fruit enzymes and other ingredients. “Two topical products and my beetroot-based supplement are very effective for the 70 percent of my clients who have mild to severe rosacea. Beetroot is a natural detoxifier, purifies the blood, reduces internal inflammation, calms the skin and is beneficial for fighting boils and pimples. Products also work on eczema,” says Smolen.

Painless LED light therapy sends stimulating light into deeper layers of the skin. It can reduce visible signs of aging and help with rosacea. The treatment can stand alone or be part of a facial,” says Eileen Ptat, owner of Simply Divine Skin and Wellness in Naples.

Feel Younger

Nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NAD), a coenzyme found in all cells, is essential to sustaining life. “A deficiency of NAD, which markedly declines with age, predisposes us to accelerated aging. NAD levels can be restored to higher ranges with NAD+ Infusion Therapy, which can quickly revs up the engine in your cells and improve impaired concentration and focus,” says Doreen DeStefano, a registered nurse, licensed medical esthetician and owner of Root Causes Holistic Health & Medicine and Integrated Skin Care, in Fort Myers.


“Personalizing and recording motivational and inspirational subliminal messages or a mantra to play on a loop in the background while listening to my favorite music helps me achieve my goal of playing better tennis,” says Richard Ulrich, a Naples-based acupuncturist and creator of the free ReWired app.

Be Accountable to a Coach

Hilde Larson is a certified health and wellness coach and the author of No More Bullshit: Power Up and Grow Free, You Are the Only One You Have Been Waiting For. “I help clients take the first step to empowerment and go from surviving to thriving,” says Larson, who suggests dusting off those 2018 New Year’s resolutions and getting back on track.

Andrea’s Organic Studio & Day Spa, 6714 Lone Oak Blvd., Naples. 239-514-4707.

Assuage Spa Luxury, 9407 Cypress Lake Dr., Ste. C, Ft. Myers. 239-333-1450. 1201 Piper Blvd., Ste. 1, Naples. 239-333-1450.

Ayurveda, Massage & Yoga Institute, 501 Goodlette Rd. N., Ste. A107, Naples. 239-450-6903.

Food & Thought, 2132 Tamami Tr. N., Naples. 239-213-2222.

Genesis Non-GMO Vitamins, 877 91st Ave. N., Ste. 4, Naples. 239-596-9017.

Gulf Coast Acupuncture, with locations at 1250 Tamiami Tr. N., Ste. 301, Naples; 6300 Corporate Center, Ste. 104, Ft. Myers. 239-841-6611.,

Root Causes Holistic Health & Medicine & Integrated Skin Care, 6700 Winkler Rd. Ste. 2, Ft. Myers. 239-425-2900,

Linda Mundt Design, 239-405-7330,

Maureen Sanders, Transformational Energy

Organic Skincare & Bodyworx, 13240 Tamiami Tr. N., Ste. 207, Naples, 239-514-4494

Stephen Prendiville, M.D., 239-437-3900,

Purely You Spa, 3066 Tamiami Tr. N., Ste. 302, Naples. 239-331-8266.

Raw Hair Organics, 2940 Immokalee Rd., Unit 4, Naples. 239-597-0939.

Simply Divine Skin and Wellness, 1044 Castell Dr. Ste. 102, Naples. 239-989-5995.

Spa de Larissa, Airport Professional Center, 3811 Airport Rd., N. Ste. 201-B, Naples. Call 239-571-9900 or visit

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