Healthy Body

Getting Healthy with a Fun and Young Focus



Exercise and a healthy diet will forever reign as the cornerstones of good health and wellness. Expect to read more about losing weight and feeling better in 2023 by eating foods promoting improved gut health. But for those of us who ushered in the new year a little listless and foggy of mind (and not from too much celebratory champagne), […]

It’s time to revisit the timing belt

Every year I write a column about timing belts: how they work, why they are necessary and how to keep your engine together before it self-destructs when the belt breaks. The timing belt is the belt you never get to see. That’s because it’s usually behind the motor mount and the serpentine belts, the alternator and power steering pump, and […]

Taking surgery beyond the limits of the human hand

Dr. Domingo Galliano Jr., M.D., FACS, FASCRS, director of robotic surgery at Bayfront Health Medical Center, has performed more than 700 robotic surgeries, many of them using the state-of-the-art da Vinci System surgical platform with 3D, high-definition vision and patented surgical instruments that takes surgery beyond the limits of the human hand. By overcoming the challenges of traditional open and […]

For our mental health, connection is protection

One of our most basic, but often overlooked, human needs is to feel loved and have a sense of belonging with others. When this need goes unfulfilled, people often turn to behavioral responses that numb the pain of not being properly connected to self and others. Some will shut down, withdraw, and turn to escape in the form of shows, […]

Here’s to a new year of learning and healing

Here we are in this new year full of possibilities, new beginnings and opportunities to grow. wellBeing Acupuncture would love to become your homebase for learning, healing and improving personal health and wellness in 2023. I bet you have some questions, such as: How big are the needles? What are they made of? Will I feel anything when they are […]

Dear Sarah: Thank you for changing our lives forever

Most of us have that one person who enters our lives and changes our trajectory forever. For my wife Chelsea and me, that person was “Sarah-with-an-H” from Mississippi. She was the first person we ever provided personal care for. She taught us what it means to truly care for others like they are our own grandparents. She is a huge […]

MRI 101: The basics of magnetic resonance imaging

MRIs are a high field open magnet. Our machine is a 1.5-ton (pulling strength) Tesla. The table has a weight limit of 550 pounds, and the opening is 2 feet, 3.6 inches. It is an open MRI. It does not have ionizing radiation; it is a magnet. The MRI is considered by most to be noisy. The noise you hear […]

Dizzy? Off-balance? The problem could be vestibular

Equilibrium is the perception of balance and spatial orientation that helps prevent humans and animals from falling over when standing or moving. It is the result of a number of sensory systems working together: the eyes, the inner ears and the sense of where the body is in space. The vestibular system is the sensory system responsible for providing our […]

Here’s to your holistic health through the holidays and 2023



A WORLDWIDE PANDEMIC, A DEVASTATING hurricane, ongoing national political unrest and the added stress of the holiday season. We can all use a big dose of holistic healing, the all-encompassing wellbeing of mind and body — the physical, mental and spiritual health of the whole person influencing how we look, how we feel, how we heal. As a melding of […]

What will you do for yourself in the new year?

Caring for a loved one can be tough, especially around the holidays. It’s so easy to get “wrapped up” in the pressure of planning and attending parties and finding the perfect gifts for friends, neighbors, co-workers, grandchildren and other family members. Trying to do all the above while caring for a loved one can seem overwhelming at times. But you […]


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