A Better You

STANDwellness aims to build our body’s defense system from a cellular level.
Eating a daily serving of fermented foods helps gut health. @thefeedfeed

Though social distancing, diligent hand-washing and mask-wearing can offer protection as we cautiously navigate post-lockdown society, our immune system is our ultimate line of defense. There is more than one way to optimize our immunity, and our wellness rituals should be as unique as we are. Water Mill’s newly reopened STANDwellness honors this philosophy through cellular optimization: equipping the body with the specific tools it needs to work properly through nutrition, lifestyle practices and cutting edge health treatments.

STANDwellness offers epigenetic interpretation testing, an assessment of your body’s nutritional needs through DNA. The results can act as your personal instruction manual, shedding light on vitamin deficiencies, your digestive system’s ability to process nutrients, and the most effective supplements to keep your body running efficiently. While the U.S. Food & Drug Administration’s recommended daily values of vitamins and minerals can be useful, a more tailored approach based on our genetic makeup will determine what we truly need to stay well.

It’s thought that about seventy percent of the immune system is determined by gut microflora. A balanced microbiome can help absorb nutrients more effectively, fight off infection and manage inflammatory conditions. STANDwellness’ nutrition experts take a personalized approach, helping patients cultivate healthy gut bacteria by introducing pre and probiotic foods while eliminating troublesome foods that negatively impact digestive health.

While consuming whole foods and committing to healthy lifestyle practices are great ways to bolster immunity at home, STANDwellness also offers a fleet of in-clinic treatments to detoxify the body and combat chronic pain. Far-infrared sauna sessions combine heat and light to permeate tissues, helping purge toxins and heavy metals from the body. The infrared technology promotes circulation, oxygenates the cells and stimulates collagen production, reducing wrinkles and toning skin. STAND also offers pulsed electromagnetic field (PEMF) therapy, which uses high-intensity, short-duration electromagnetic pulses to stimulate cell growth to alleviate pain. Utilized for decades by NASA scientists, PEMF has been shown to rebuild bone, aiding in the treatment of osteoporosis, arthritis and fibromyalgia.

The newly revitalized STANDwellness is also offering Biomagnetism which can help to balance the body’s pH. This practice helps support the body’s natural functions bringing the body back into balance. What you put on your skin is as important and what you eat. Carefully curated clean beauty products that are rich in antioxidants and free from chemicals are now available in their Water Mill office. 50 Station Rd., Building 3 Unit 1, Water Mill, 631.500.9021, standwellness.com