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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.

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How To Pick A Protein Shake: Part 2

Now that we have a bit of background on protein powders, let’s dive a little deeper and break down the various different types. Hopefully you will soon be well-equipped with knowledge to hit your health food store or purchase online from Dr. Restivo. Used to improve overall body composition, increase muscle mass, and assist with meeting your protein needs, powders are available in a variety of different formulations and come in many different sources.

In Health Tips, protein

How To Pick A Protein Shake

Navigating your way down the protein powder aisle at your local health food store, can be just as challenging, if not more so, than figuring out which protein bar to choose. The majority of us know that we have to have protein in our diet, however; it can be tricky determining exactly how much and in what form. Before we break down the various types of protein powder, let’s first take a look at what exactly this mysterious powder is made of. Typically made of animal or plant foods such as eggs, dairy, rice and/or peas, protein powder is a concentrated source of these particular proteins.  

In Health Tips, protein

How To Know If You Are Taking The Right Vitamins


If you’ve been in a drug store lately and dare set foot in the vitamin aisle, you’ve likely left feeling incredibly confused. Packaging boasting of more energy, better sleep and overall health, are some of the many promises that this plethora of over-the-counter vitamins promise you. For a little peace of mind, we decided to clear a few things up about what vitamins not to take, and more importantly, how to know.


In Health Tips, vitamins

What is the thyroid responsible for and how does it affect weight loss/gain.

The thyroid seems to come up in conversations regularly, and there is good reason for that, as it is responsible for secreting the hormones that regulate growth and development in the body. Defined as the large ductless gland in the neck, the thyroid regulates through the rate of metabolism in the body. While scientists aren’t 100% sure about the relationship between metabolism, hormones, and weight changes, they have proven that the purpose of these hormones are to regulate your body’s metabolism, which can ultimately lead to weight gain or loss. Let’s start out by breaking down the two major types of thyroid issues.


In Health Tips, thyroid

What Is The Difference Between Prebiotics and Probiotics?

We’ve heard a lot about probiotics and the many health benefits that come along with their regular use. Now it’s time to dive into prebiotics. What are they? How are they different from the famous probiotic and where can we find them? Since the names make it confusing enough, it’s important to note that they are both very different.


In Health Tips, digestion

Signs Your Gut Health Might Be Unbalanced


We dedicated our last two posts to probiotics and the many ways they provide health perks to the human body. Let’s take it a step further and talk about the signs that can alert you that your gut health may be in danger.

In digestion, energy, gut health