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Dr. Donna Restivo

Dr. Donna Restivo
Dr. Donna Restivo, DC has been working in and serving the communities of Westchester, Dutchess, Putnam, Rockland, Bronx, and Ulster counties, as well as New York City and Connecticut, since 1983. Restivo Health and Wellness is dedicated to helping you achieve your wellness objectives; combining skill and expertise that spans the entire wellness spectrum. Dr. Donna Restivo is committed to bringing you better health and a better way of life by practicing the true principles of nutrition and wellness.

Recent Posts

Do Vitamins Expire?

If you’ve ever been on a mission to declutter your medicine cabinets, than you’ve likely come across a lot of outdated vitamin bottles. Vitamins can be a bit pricey to purchase regularly and it can be quite daunting to throw away a bottle that you didn’t purchase all that long ago. Since saving cash and staying healthy is a top priority for most people, we decided to dig a little deeper and discover the truth behind expiration dates that are listed vitamin bottles. The short answer to the question ‘do they expire?’ is yes and no.

In Losing Weight, best healthy diet plan for weight loss

Tips For Maintaining Your Weight Loss: Part 2

Much in the same way that a house always needs work, our bodies are constantly in need of tender, love and care. In our previous post we shared a few tips for keeping up the enthusiasm for maintaining a healthy weight after a long fat loss journey. While your biggest challenge may be in the days after you reach your goal, we have some tips to help you stay on track long after you celebrate the last pound dropped.

In Losing Weight, best healthy diet plan for weight loss

Maintaining Your Weight Loss

Sometimes the journey to get to your weight loss goal is actually the easier part of the process. While you are working your way toward your goal, you get lifted every time you take a baby step. When you are following a specific meal plan and exercise routine, you will likely lose around 2.5 pounds a week, which makes for some weekly celebrations that boost your positivity and help motivate you to move forward. Once your goal weight is achieved, it becomes a maintenance plan, which doesn’t always give you that weekly feeling of success. Instead of getting too comfortable once you’ve reached your goal weight, we have some tips that will help motivate you every day, even after you hit the number you want.

In Losing Weight, best healthy diet plan for weight loss

Adopting Healthy Habits in Your 50's

In our previous post, we discussed ways to keep the weight off in your 50s, and we want to take it a step further and give you a few other goals that will be focusing on at this point in your life. Now that the kids are likely off at college or starting families of their own, you will have a little more “me time,” so you can focus on longevity and proactively addressing any health issues that you currently have, as well as implementing ones that will help you build a solid foundation for the years ahead. Between adopting new habits and reversing some already done damage, here are a few tips for positive change in your 50s.

In Losing Weight, Fit at 50

Why It's Important To Keep The Weight Off & Stay Healthy Over 50

Whether you are approaching your 50s or well into them, you will likely need a few tips for keeping the weight off. Since this time in your life brings with it a shift in your hormones, it’s crucial that you tighten up your eating habits and maintain an active lifestyle. During your 50s, it is best to have a goal to  managing a normal weight and developing a plan to reverse disease, keeping you healthy for years to come. Go into menopause gracefully. Here are a few things to focus on to lose or maintain weight while keeping your energy levels and health at an all time high.

In Losing Weight, Fit at 50

Setting Yourself Up For Success: Part 2

More often than not, we can achieve success through our thoughts, and the power of the mind far outweighs any other tactics we may try out to avoid food cravings. Sometimes it’s best to divert your attention to something else, however; if that doesn’t work, here are a few more tips that will set you up for success.

In Health Tips, mental health

Setting Yourself Up For Success: Part1

Now that we are officially immersed in the summer season, you will likely be exposed to more temptation due to the countless number of barbeques and outdoor events that will undoubtedly fill your calendar from now until Labor Day. While it can be daunting to think of the delightful desserts, ice cream and carb-filled sides like potato salad on the summer menu, there is hope that you can get through the sunny months staying committed and focused on your weight loss and health goals. The key to staying on track is arming yourself with some tricks that are guaranteed to make you successful.

In Health Tips, mental health

10 Reasons To Choose Organic Foods: Part 2

 

Because there are so many pros to buying organic, we have some more reasons why it may be in your best interest to make the switch from non-organic, if you haven’t already.

In Health Tips, organic foods

10 Reasons To Choose Organic Foods

Now that you have a bit of background on the differences between organic and non-organic food choices, let’s take it a step further and discuss the top ten arguments that side with the fans of organic and why opting for organic may be the choice for you. Here are ten reasons why you will want to hit the pesticide-free aisles in your local grocery stores…

In Health Tips, organic foods