Written by Chris Boyle, email@example.com Friday, 07 February 2014 00:00
Wherever you turn — be it television, print, or the Internet — Americans are inundated with the latest and greatest health fads designed to get them to lose weight. However, many of these weight-loss fads are just that — fads — and more often than not, fads simply amount to shortcuts that just don’t work.
However, a newcomer to the Massapequa business scene, Triune Healthcare, located at 690 Broadway, is touting a realistic approach involving good, old fashioned know-how combined with cutting-edge medical science to help people achieve their weight-loss goals...both realistically and permanently, according to Brandon Scott, Triune’s Chief Public Relations Consultant.
“We’re a health and wellness facility, and what we focus on a three-pillared approach, hence the name Triune,” he said. “It’s stress/pain management and exercise and nutrition. We have a lot of different components that work together at ‘bringing you back to your best you,’ which is our motto.”
Scott outlined that plethora of services available at Triune, and all of them are situated around one very important goal — making the patient feel better when he or she walks out their door than when they walked in.
“We have two chiropractors here, a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine, a weight-loss program that is phenomenal. And we also have a massage therapist here, so if you just want a nice, relaxing, stress-relieving massage, you can get that done here,” he said. “In addition, we work with the human frame and its structure, so if there’s anything that needs to be taken care of on that end, we can do that as well. We don’t do physical therapy, but we do work with the frame of the body...it’s very good for reliving a lot of pain and stress.”
However, for any physical wellness program to achieve its maximum potential, it must be paired with a comprehensive nutritional approach; that’s where Jacqualine Byrne, Triune’s Medical Weight Loss Consultant, comes in.
“Our program is medically-supervised, and we incorporate nutrition, vitamin injections, and supplements...just everything enhanced together with counseling once a week, where they engage in healthy weight loss under a doctor’s supervision,” she said. “People come in for a consultation and have their fat percentage and Body Mass Index measured, and we pick the best weight-loss package for them based on their individual needs.”
Byrne noted that many people today continually fall into the same traps when it comes to their everyday nutritional traps that are easily overcome and vanquished with just a little bit of effort, she said,
“I think that people don’t drink enough water, and on top of that, they’re not eating every two to three hours... eating small, frequent meals revs up your metabolism very fast,” she said. “And on top of that, they’re not eating the foods that will give them the vitamins that they need for their bodies...instead, they’re a lot of multi-vitamin pills that are actually not benefiting them; you actually pee them out before your body uses them. You’re better off eating actual, healthy food.”
Dr. Rusty Dioguardi, one of the Chiropractors on-staff at Triune, extolled the healthy virtues of keeping your body in alignment at all times.
“It improves circulation, range of motion, and your lifestyle, because if you can’t move, you’re not healthy,” he said. “There’s healthy motion, and that’s basically what we do...restore the normal balance and equilibrium for someone’s benefit and the improvement of their normal daily lives.”
Despite originally opening their doors in August of 2013, Triune Healthcare only recently held their grand opening ribbon-cutting ceremony on Jan. 31 with the Massapequa Chamber of Commerce, and according to Chamber President Patricia Orzano, Triune should make a welcome addition to the Massapequas.
“Triune offers a lot of natural and non-invasive health services that will be very beneficial to the well-being of the people of Massapequa,” she said. “They have an all-around menu for healthcare, and they seem like they have a great team. They’re already getting great word-of-mouth, and I’m sure they will be a wonderful asset to the community.”
Assemblyman Joseph Saladino, R-Massapequa, was among the community leaders who turned out on the day of the ribbon cutting to offer his support to Triune; Saladino noted that another new business opening in the area was a positive sign that the national recession is continuing to claw its way back to recovery.
“The opening of Triune Healthcare speaks volumes about the economy on the rebound in the Massapequas,” he said. “Stores are opening and they’re staying open, and in this case, people looking for quality healthcare now have another option. We want to see our stores open, we want to see more jobs, and we want to see a vibrant economy to continue to blossom in this great community, and today is a great step in that important direction.”
Saturday, 08 March 2014 00:00
With kids today obsessed with all the latest electronic gaming gadgets — the Playstation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo 3DS, and the like — you’d think that the comparatively antiquated concept of pushing a piece of plastic along a sheet of cardboard would be eschewed by your average teenager; however, judging by the crowd of kids at the Massapequa Public Library’s Board Game Café, this actually may not be the case.
Young Adult Services librarian Peter Cirona, who created the Board Game Café at the library’s Central Avenue branch (in addition to a whole host of other young adult programs), said that it’s a great way for kids to socialize and play some classic board games in a fun and friendly environment.
Friday, 07 March 2014 00:00
On Feb. 27, parents in the Levittown, East Meadow, Massapequa and Farmingdale school districts came together for an informal pannel discussion on the New York State Education Department and the implementation of the state Common Core Learning Standards. Panelists included New York State Assemblyman Thomas McKevitt, Jeanette Deutermann of the Long Island Opt Out Facebook page, and former public school teacher David Greene, who came to the Farmingdale Public Library to talk with local parents about key concerns and questions with the curriculum.
Outspoken parent and founder of the Long Island Opt Out movement, Deutermann, delved into some of the factors behind what led to the state’s adoption of the Common Core, and how the state education department cites High School graduation rates as its reasoning behind the curriculum.
Thursday, 06 March 2014 09:47
One of Major League Soccer’s top front office executives has many fond memories of growing up in the Long Island Junior Soccer League (LIJSL). Bill Manning, the President of Western Conference champion Real Salt Lake and the club’s field, Rio Tinto Stadium, played for the LIJSL Select Team from 1979 to ‘83 as well as the Massapequa Soccer Club from 1972 to ‘83.
Manning’s Massapequa teams had virtually the same players from Under-10 to Under-19, but kept changing their name depending on who their coach was. He played for the Massapequa Flying Dutchmen (coached by Kurt Knoblauch), the Massapequa Bugs (Dick Roche), the Massapequa Cosmos (Jerry Lyons) and the Massapequa Bulls (coached by his father, also named Bill Manning). The Bulls might have lost in the Eastern New York Youth Soccer Association (ENYYSA) State Open Cup finals to B/W Gottschee in overtime in 1983, but his teams won the LIJSL division championship in 1974, ‘76 and ‘79 plus the Long Island Cup in 1980 and ‘83.
Thursday, 27 February 2014 10:58
If the games were played on paper, Massapequa would’ve had no shot. The Chiefs faced a tall order last week playing Elmont, which boasted a 12-3 record and four premier scorers. They gave a tremendous effort, but ultimately had their season cut short, 69-62, despite Alex Cosenza leading the scoring with 29 points.
“I can’t ask for anything else from these guys,” said Head Coach Matt Voigt. “I am so proud of them. I applaud their efforts,”