A NYC Chiropractor/ Applied Kinesiologist Talks About How Your Multi and/or Calcium Supplement May Be Causing Problems

One of the protocols I perform when I have a new patient is I look at the labels of the multiple vitamin and calcium supplements they are taking as their daily routine.

In this blog, I’ll be talking about two minerals that may be critical to your health.

One of the most common problems is the use of Calcium Carbonate in the supplement they are taking. Calcium Carbonate is an antacid which a lot of vitamin companies use because it is cheap.

The problem is that you need acid in your stomach in order to digest your food and absorb vitamins and mineral from both your diet and your supplements. Taking Calcium Carbonate stops that digestive process.

Decreasing (or completely getting rid of) the acid in your stomach means that you can’t digest and absorb not only Calcium but protein, iron, magnesium, Vitamin B12 and zinc.

So basically you are setting yourself up for osteoporosis, fatigue, muscle wasting, iron anemia, memory problems and poor wound healing to mention a few.

And because of the lack of acid, you may feel like you have heartburn and think that you have too acid and take more antacids; further compounding the problem.


The other major mineral in patient’s supplements that I’ll be talking about is iron.

Unless you are a menstruating women w a heavy flow or an extreme athlete or on an extreme starvation diet, iron supplementation may not be necessary.

Iron is present in animal protein and beans, legumes and some leafy green vegetables. And a lot of packaged foods like cereal and dairy and nut milk products have added iron.

Too much iron can accumulate in organs like the brain, the pancreas, gonads, pituitary, liver, the joints and heart and cause problems like toxic liver, arthritis, dementia, etc

Lab tests for excess iron include serum ferritin level and transferrin saturation; regular anemia testing will not show the problem.

A great way to keep your iron levels from getting too high from added iron in your food is to donate blood (and great karma).


There are vitamin companies that make multi-vitamin minerals that do not have added iron; one company that I recommend and use is Metagenics. (http://www.metagenics.com )

I also recommend taking a supplement w either MCHC and Calcium Citrate for your calcium. Please check out another blog Getting Enough Calcium Into Your Bones? Ten Facts You Need to Know!

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A NYC Chiropractor /Applied Kinesiologist and Her Continuing Education

As many as you may know, Doctors of Chiropractic are required to take continuing education credits; here is a list of mine:

June 2016 – Whole Detox: How to Thrive in a Toxic World through Nutrition & Lifestyle. – Tricia Paulson, ND & Deanna Minich, PhD

October 2015 – Getting Rid of Inflammation w/ Specialized Pro-resolving Mediators (SPMs) – Metagenics Mini-Seminar

September 2015 – Neuro-Kinetic Therapy – Level One – Dr. Kathy Dooley, DC

May 2015 – The Gluten, Leaky Gut, Autoimmune Connection – Dr Steven Noseworthy, DC

March 2015 – Age Related Muscle Loss – Metagenics Mini-Seminar

June 2014 – Fundamentals of Functional Blood Chemistry – Dr. Datis Kharrazian, DC

May 2014 – The Neuroendocrine Immunology Of Environmental Triggers – Dr. Datis Kharrazian, DC

March 2014 – Clinically Effective Advanced Programs for Healthy Detoxification & Weight Loss – Joseph Lamb, MD

Mar 2013 – Integrative Healthcare Symposium:
– The Role of Nutritional Genomics in the Prevention of Colorectal Cancer – Gerard Mullin, MD and Ruth DeBusk, PhD, RD
– Holistic & Integrative Medicine- An Indian Experiment – Isaac Mithai, MD
– Anxiety and Insomnia in Women: The Fearsome Twosome – Tori Hudson, ND
– Nutritional Immunology – Robert Rountree, MD

Oct 2012 – Novel Therapies for Women’s Hormonal Health & Wellness – Joel Evans MD

Jan 2012 – Successful Aging: Lifestyle Medicine Protocols for a Vital Brain, Heart & Metabolism – Deanna Minich PhD, FACN, CNS

Oct 2011 – Clinical Strategies for Restoring Energy & Optimizing Health – Kristi Hughes, ND

Feb 2011 – Clinical Breakthroughs in the Toxicity-Disease Connection – Dr. Jeffrey Bland Ph.D.

Oct 2010 – Advanced Clinical Therapies for Women’s Health – Deanna Minich Ph.D.

Feb. 2010 – Integrative Healthcare Symposium:
– Brain & Mind Health: Integrative Medicine Approaches to Treating Neurological & Neuropsychiatric Disorders
– Women’s Health: Optimal Care from Different Perspectives
– Environmental Health: Environmental Issures in Healthcare
– Brain & Mind Health: Neurogenesis, Neuroplasticity & Your Future Brain
– Nutrition: Beyond Antioxidants: Nutrigenomic Regulation of the Adaptive Stress Response
– Nutrition: Digesting the World: The Link Between Cognition & Nutrition
– Women’s Health: Iodine: A Critical Missing Link for Breast Health & Full Body Wellness
– Environmental Health: Toxic Metals & Mood

Feb. 2010 -Bridging Lifestyle Medicine and Systems Biology in Clinical Practice – Dr. Jeffrey Bland Ph.D

Sept. 2009 – Nutrigenomic Therapies for Autoimmune Disease: Beyond “One Drug, One Target” Treatments – Thomas O’Bryan DC, CCN

Feb. 2009 – Integrative Healthcare Symposium:
– Nutrition: Unifying Concept of Arteriosclerosis – Gerald M. Lemole, M.D.
– Vitamin D in Health and Disease – Michael Holick, M.D.
– Women’s Health-Looking at Care From Various Perspectives – Lise Alschuler, N.D.,Roberta Lee, M.D.,Sherri Tenpenny, D.O.
– Environmental Health Issues and Strategies – Mark Hyman, M.D., Robert Rountree, M.D.,& Walter Crinnion, N.D.
– Integrative Approach to Arthritis, Heart Disease, and Bone – Jeffrey Bland Ph.D.
– Environmental Toxin Assault on Our Mitochondria Leading to Obesity and Diabetes – Walter Crinnion, N. D.
– Whole Foods for Strong Bones – Annemarie Colbin,Ph.D.
– Women’s Health: An Integrative Perspective on Hormone Use, Perimenopause and Osteoporosis – Roberta Lee,M.D., Scott Berliner, R.P.H.
– The Body Mind Effect: An Accidental Psychiatrist’s Discory of How Nutrition & Biology Influence Mind, Behavior, Attention & Memory – Mark Hyman, M.D.
– Breast Cancer: An Evidence-based Review of Naturopathic Supplement and Herbal Strategies – Lise Alschuler, N.D.
– Environmental Health: Environmental Toxins & Autoimmune Disease – Robert Roundtree, M.D.
– Food as Medicine for Digestive Health and Wellness – Kathie Swift, M.S., R.D., L.D.N.
– The Extraordinary Healing Power of Ordinary Things – Larry Dossey, M.D.

Feb. 2009 – The Future of the Clinic: New Frontiers in Nutritional Medicine – Jeffrey Bland Ph.D.

June 2008 – Environmental Toxins -Robert A. Rakowski, DC, CCN

May 2008 – The Emerging Therapeutic Target: Improving Therapeutic Outcomes by Treating the Intersection of Osteoporosis, Cardiovascular Disease, Type 2 Diabetes, and Arthritis – Jeffrey S. Bland, Ph.D

March 2008 – Applied Nutrition and Blood Chemistry – Dr. Lynn Toohey, PhD & Dr. Patrick Garrett, DC

February 2008 – Optimizing Athletic Performance – Robert Rakowski, DC

October 2007 – The Next Revolution in GI Health Restoration- Michael B. Wald, MD, DC

September 2006 – The Neurobiology of Mood & Cognitive Disorders – Jay Lombard, DO

April 2006 – New Strategies for Management of Autoimmune Diseases – Jeffrey S. Bland, PhD

May 2005 – Certified as Applied Kinesiologist by International College of Applied Kinesiology

Sept 2004-May 2005 – Applied Kinesiology in Clinical Practice 100 hours – Dr. Eugene Charles, D.C., DIBAK

April 2005 – Applying Nutrigenomics in Clinical Practice to Reshape Your Patient’s Health – Jeffrey S. Bland, PhD

Sept.2004 – Clinical Applications of Functional Endocrinology: Creating Balance Through Nutrition – Dr. Robert Rakowski, D.C.

Nov. 2003 – Natural Solutions for Managing Menopause – Joel M. Evans, M.D. & Dr. Jeffrey Bland, Ph.D.

Sept. 2003 – The Auto-Immune& Inflammation Connection – Dr. Wald, D.C.

Mar. 2002 – Breakthrough Approaches for Improving Adrenal & Thyroid Function – Dr. Jeffrey Bland, Ph.D.

Jan. 2001 – Nutritional Management of Peri Menopausal/Menopause – Joseph J.Collins, N.D.

Feb.2000 – Nutritional Management of Underlying Cause of Chronic Disease – Dr. Jeffrey Bland, Ph.D.

May 1997 – Nutritional Improvement Of Health Outcomes – The Inflammatory Disorders – Dr. Jeffrey Bland, Ph.D.

Mar. 1996 – New Perspectives in Nutritional Therapies – Dr. Jeffrey Bland, Ph.D.

Feb. 1995 – Applying New Essentials in Nutritional Medicine – Dr. Jeffrey Bland, Ph.D.

Feb. 1994 – Advancement in Clinical Nutrition – Dr. Jeffrey Bland, Ph.D.

May 1993 – Managing the Patient w/ Chronic Fatigue – Intl’ & Amer. Assoc. of Clinical Nutritionists

Feb. 1992 – Advances in the Diagnosis and Treatment of the Chronically Ill Patient – Dr. Jeffrey Bland, Ph.D.

1991-2001 – BHI/Heel Homeopathy & Homeotoxicology Seminars

1983-1984 – Applied Kinesiology Seminars w/ Dr Avery Ferentz – 80 hrs

Sept. 1977 – Basic Shiatsu

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A NYC Chiropractor/Applied Kinesiologist’s Blog for 2012 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

600 people reached the top of Mt. Everest in 2012. This blog got about 9,400 views in 2012. If every person who reached the top of Mt. Everest viewed this blog, it would have taken 16 years to get that many views.

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A NYC Chiropractor/Applied Kinesiologist Talks About Bad Posture & Body Pains

We’re all guilty of it. Bad posture comes with our everyday tasks, when we are not paying attention to how we are sitting, standing, lying down or driving. And our spine and the muscles associated w/ our spine take more of a beating than we realize.

Posture is not just about standing up straight, it’s about keeping your spine aligned with its natural shape and curves and the equal pull on our spines by the spinal and back muscles. Bad posture can throw off your spine’s balance, allowing your body to be more prone to injury. In an average day common incorrect posture positions can change the balance of our spine and the back muscles.

When we slouch, the natural spinal curves are either reversed or exaggerated and this puts more stress on our spine and muscles. For example, if we hang our head and neck down, we increase the strain of the muscles balancing the weight of our head and increase the strain of the muscles holding our rib cage up. Some mucles become too tight and others too loose. Such an imbalance can lead to tension headaches, mid-back pains, neck pains and shoulder pains.poor-posture-tos

Similarly, low back pain can be caused by misalignment of the spine and unbalanced muscle pull on both the front , back and sides of our torsis due to bad posture and habits.

Chiropractor and especially Applied Kinesiologists are trained to spot and test for these muscle imbalances and correct these imbalances so please do seek one out if you are having body pains and in the meantime, make an effort to be conscious of your posture.

© 2012-Dr. Vittoria Repetto


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No Insurance, No Problem. Reasonable Rates with Dr. Repetto – NYC Chiropractor / Applied Kinesiologist

Hi!, I’m Dr. Vittoria Repetto, a native downtown New Yorker and Doctor of Chiropractor and an Applied Kinesiologist who has been in practice since 1987. And recently a Neuro Kinetic Therapy practitioner.

I treat the whole person, not just your symptoms. I know that balancing your structure, your biochemistry and your mental outlook all contribute to your well-being.

Each of my 75 minute long wellness sessions is unique and composed of interrelated holistic therapies that work together to achieve maximum benefits.

I am not affiliated with any insurance network.

If I belonged to a network I would have to see patients in an assembly line fashion (10-15 minutes). I would not be able to take time to, for example, balance the muscle pull on your spine or extremities or to do cranial sacral work or acupressure work or talk to you about your nutritional needs or suggest exercises or lifestyle changes related to your condition.

Therefore I ask that my patients pay me directly and I fill out their insurance claim form and they get reimbursed by their insurance company if they are allowed to go “out of network” by their policy.

I charge $150 for the initial visit which includes consultation, examination and treatment and the $120 for the following visits.

The fees for my practice are moderate by New York City standards; most doctors offering similar therapies charge $ 200 to $300 for their visits and spend less time on each visit .

My fees can be paid in cash and check (no credit cards). Payment is expected at the time of service..

Services include:

  • Spinal Manipulation
  • Extremity Manipulation
  • Jaw (TMJ) Manipulation
  • NeuroKinetic Therapy
  • Cranial – Sacral Work
  • Chinese Five Element Energy /Acupressure Therapy
  • Organ Vascular & Lymphatic Therapy
  • Muscle Balancing
  • Emotional Balancing
  • Stress Reduction
  • Galvinic Therapy
  • Nutritional Consultation

Because of my Whole Person approach to wellness, I have helped patients with both short-term problems and long-term unresolved problems become free of their complaints.

And because I spend a good deal of time with you and because of my use of interrelated therapies, unlike a lot of doctors, I don’t require you to come in three times a week.

Some of the complaints that I have helped in the last 29 years are:

  • Musculoskeletal problems such as low back pain, neck pain, sciatica, carpal tunnel, rotator cuff problems, knee pain, muscle pains
  • Headaches, Migraines
  • High blood pressure, fatique, low energy, problems losing weight, dizziness, vertigo, poor memory
  • Digestive problems such as constipation, diarrhea, belching, bloating, difficulty with certain foods, heartburn,
  • Respiratory problems such as hyper-sensitivity to pollen, ragweed, etc, difficulty breathing, frequent colds, sinus problems
  • Immune problems such as frequesnt colds, flu, infections
  • Menstrual cramps, hot flashes, irregular cycles, etc

So if you  want to utilize non-pharmacological means of getting relief, please give me a call at 212-431-3724. I’m located at 230 W 13th St #1B, NYC 10011 (between 7th & Greenwich Ave)

I’m  also the writer of this  blog, in which I talk about chiropractic, applied kinesiology techniques, muscle balancing, my thoughts on nutrition and healing and as befits a foodie and a daughter of an Italian chef, even some healthy and delicious recipes.


 © 2012-Dr. Vittoria Repetto
 © 2016 – revised – Dr Vittoria Repetto
Want more information on Dr. Vittoria Repetto and her NYC Applied Kinesiology/NKT practice; please go to www.drvittoriarepetto.com.
And please check out the Patient Testimonials page at my  web site.

Applied Kinesiology As Part Of Treating for Functional Wellness

First what is functional wellness?

Functional wellness is an approach to the human body that allows you to treat the underlying cause of the problem such as for example heartburn—not just manage the symptoms of it.

Its primary distinction is a focus on overall health—physical, mental, and nutritional. It’s not a single treatment for a single problem (or its symptoms).

As a certified applied kinesiologist, I look for the cause of the problem. For example, in a case of heartburn, I look to see if the spinal segments innervating the stomach, the esophagus and diaphragm are moving freely.

Do the neuro-lymphatic or the neuro-vascular points need stimulation to increase lymphatic or vascular flow?

Is there a cranial fault involved?

Is the patient using their diaphragm correctly to breathe?  Is an imbalance in their psoas muscle affecting their diaphragm?

Is a visceral manipulation needed?

Does the patient need enzymes to help them digest or zinc to heal inflammation in the digestive tract?  Does the patient need probiotics?

Are there acupressure points involved? Is the energy in their stomach meridian being affected by an overflow of liver meridian energy due to the patient’s anger issues?

These and other questions arise when looking for the cause of a problem.

The human body functions as a network of interconnected systems that affect each other. so a functional wellness approach such as a chiropractic/applied kinesiology/nutrition treats the whole body rather than a sub-section or single organ system.

The goal of functional wellness also is the prevention and addressing the underlying clinical imbalances that may lead to any number of chronic problems.


Keeping the spine and the cranium moving freely and the lymphatic, vascular and acu-points unblocked and making sure that the patient has the proper nutrition that they need is part of our prevention/maintenance care.

Part of my continuing education is keeping abreast of nutritional research and chiropractic techniques; please check out our Bibliography page on my web site http://www.drvittoriarepetto.com for a list of my continuing education studies.

If you have any questions or wish to talk to me about your concerns, please feel free to contact me either by e-mail drvittoriarepett@aol.com  or via phone 212-431-3724.

© 2012-Dr. Vittoria Repetto

Want more information on Dr. Vittoria Repetto and her NYC Applied Kinesiology/Chiropractic/ NKT practice at 230 W 13th St., NYC 10011; please go to www.drvittoriarepetto.com

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A NYC Chiropractor / Applied Kinesiologist Talks About Chiropractic Basics

Effective. The nervous system controls every part of your body..your muscles, your organs, your hormonal secretions, etc. and because chiropractic helps restore nervous system integrity, chiropractic care can help with help a variety of health issues in addition to pain relief.

Natural. Chiropractic care doesn’t add chemicals to your body and it doesn’t remove parts. Instead, chiropractic care seeks to restore proper control and regulation of your body and allow health to return naturally.

Safe. Chiropractic care is so safe, even newborns can get adjusted for anything from birth trauma to colic.

No side effects: The only side effectstend to be positive ones such as better balance, more energy, increased vitality, improved coordination. and a stronger immune system

Smart choice. It makes sense to correct the underlying cause of a problem rather than fool the body with drugs.

If you know someone who you think we could help, please send them our way, or at least share these reasons why chiropractic care makes sense

**************************************************************************************************Dr. Vittoria Repetto

Since 1987, helping people feel better – naturally

Doctor of Chiropractic,Applied Kinesiologist


Therapies Offered:

Spinal, Extremity & Jaw (TMJ) Adjustments

Cranial-Sacral Therapy

Chinese Five Element Energy /Acupressure Therapy

Organ Lymphatic & Vascular Reflexes

Muscle Balancing

Emotional Balancing

Nutritional Consultation

Treatments are one hour. You’re not a number on an assembly line!


Want more information on Dr. Vittoria Repetto and her NYC Applied Kinesiology/Chiropractic/ NKT practice at 230 W 13th St., NYC 10011; please go to www.drvittoriarepetto.com

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