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  • Thank You and good health to all.
  • There are many more resources available. I can supply you with a larger list if needed.
  • Thank You and good health to all.


  • 1. Natural and Alternative Ways To Good Health Presented by Gina Costello Ocean County Health Initiatives June 2011
  • 2. WELCOME
    • Opening Statement
    • Vitamins
    • Herbs
    • Nutritional Supplements
    • Alternative Treatments and Physicians
    • Professional Resources
    • Local Resources
    • Closing and Personal Information
  • 3. WARNING
    • This presentation is not intended to replace the treatment of a medical professional. It is just to inform you of the possible benefits of steps that you may not have taken in the past.
    • All attempts to try an alternative option must be discussed with you primary doctor, especially if you are being treated for a medical disorder at the present time.
  • 4. Facts
    • Food Safety is important for many reasons
    • Food Tolerance affects ones nutritional choices
    • Most Americans do not get the right amount of nutrients for one reason or another
    • Alternative therapies can prolong the conventional and last resort treatment for major and chronic disorders or diseases
  • 5. Vitamins and Minerals
    • A basic multivitamin (age appropriate) can be all you need, but one may be deficient in a particular vitamin that is causing symptoms of imbalance in health. An alternative physician (along with one’s primary doctor) can check for these suspected deficiencies.
    • Try to get most of these vitamins and minerals from your food intake (Costello, 2011).
  • 6. Herbs and Natural Supplements
    • Herbs and natural supplements must be looked into or taken with the guidance of an alternative physician (along with one primary physician). Some are false advertised as natural and some can be dangerous to fatal if taken with other medicines or if one has a particular disorder (Costello, 2011).
  • 7. Alternative Treatments
    • Examples of some alternative treatments are:
    • Chiropractic care
    • Massage therapy
    • Acupuncture
    • Homeopathy
    • Manual therapies
    • Aromatherapy
    • Nutrition education and counseling (Micozzi, 2006)
  • 8. Contact Information
    • Gina Costello
    • Ocean Health Initiatives
    • Toms River, New Jersey
    • 08051
    • 732-321-4505
  • 9. Professional Resources
    • The NIH; National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine at
    • United States Department of Agriculture- For labeling regulations and laws at
    • A scholarly site for peer-reviewed information at
  • 10. Local Resources
    • Health Source- Dr. Rizzo- Chiropractic Physician at
    • Planet Health Natural Foods at (732) 255-1400
    • Conne G. Bard- Holistic Pain Management at
    • Shore Acupuncture at
  • 11. Recommendations
    • Be sure to consult with your primary care physician and have all of your records transferred.
    • Do not forget any information or leave out any facts about your life.
    • Educate yourself on any subject that you are looking into.
    • Learn food safety
  • 12. Recommendations Cont.
    • Know your health history and have some knowledge of your situations.
    • Get plenty of exercise and sleep, along with plenty of water.
    • Get Healthy-Be Happy
  • 13. References
    • Alternative therapies in Ocean County, NJ (2011). Retrieved June 12, 2011 from
  • 14. References
    • Micozzi, M. (2006). Fundamentals of complimentary and alternative medicine. Third Edition.
  • 15. Contact Information
    • Gina Costello
    • Ocean Health Initiatives
    • Toms River, New Jersey
    • 08051
    • 732-321-4505