Advanced Health & Longevity

Advanced Health & Longevity

Essex Wellness Center’s Advanced Health & Longevity Expansion Brings New Services to Connecticut Shoreline and River Valley

Essex Wellness Center offers specialized longevity services geared toward the 50+ crowd interested in aging well physically, mentally and emotionally.

The nation’s 90-and-older population nearly tripled over the past three decades, according to the U.S. Census Bureau and National Institute on Aging, and that trend continues to grow.

“While aging puts a person at risk for several health issues, illness and disability are not inevitable,“ said Essex Wellness Center Founder Heidi E. Kunzli, MS, LADC, adding, “Working on your health now improves the odds for good health later. Advancing age requires advanced health strategies to increase longevity with a high ‘active life expectancy.’ This is a projection of how long a person will stay independent, healthy and well.”

Unmanaged aging can adversely affect quality of life with conditions resulting in:

  • Insomnia
  • Memory decline
  • Weight gain
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Smoking and excessive consumption of alcohol
  • Chronic pain
  • Circulatory issues
  • Acute or chronic pain
  • Arthritis
  • Poor self esteem and body image
  • Dwindling energy
  • Loss of sex drive
  • Medication side effects and interactions
  • Cancer, hypertension and other aging-related diseases

If this isn’t what you see for yourself as you acknowledge the passage of time, Advanced Health & Longevity offers an array of evidence-based integrative interventions that include complete functional testing and assessments, nutrition consultation, one-on-one stress management, acupuncture, specialized therapeutic massage, hypnosis, health coaching, fitness programming, injectables, facial enhancements and other advanced aesthetics, body wraps, scrubs and more.

Naturopathic physician Dana Krete, ND leads a team of highly experienced and knowledgeable practitioners, each of whom is highly regarded as being “the best of the best” in their specific field. Dr. Krete treats conditions related to the “dis-ease” of aging. Dr. Krete is known for her work with functional assessment and natural treatment for chronic conditions, nutrition, supplements, specially formulated tinctures and Chinese medicine. Acupuncturist Alicia DeMartin, LAc, specializes in orthopedic conditions such as arthritis, injuries and post-surgical pain following joint replacement.

Advanced Health & Longevity is located directly behind Essex Wellness Center’s anchor location at 28 Main Street in Essex Village with free off-street parking. New patients are being accepted for primary care and a la carte services. Essex Wellness Center is happy to complement care received through a patient’s existing medical professionals and specialists. Some major insurance is accepted; check with your insurance provider.


Essex Wellness Center is pleased to host an exciting Anti-Aging Event with Nikki Rasmussen of YOLO Laser & Medspa!

Wednesday, April 20th 4pm-6pm at 28 Main Street, Essex Village! Come learn about the latest anti-aging products available, meet with the area’s top nurse practitioner specialist, enjoy great food, fun and prizes! Tell your friends! Space is limited to the first 20 reservations. Everyone must RSVP by April 4/17/16. Email or call 203-533-4560 to register NOW as this event is filling up fast!

Buy one area of Botox Get second Area Free *up to $280 value

Each guest who makes a purchase will be entered to win $300 in Med Spa service *subject to medical suitability

All attendees will be entered into a raffle to win $400 in products and services

About Nikki Rasmussen:

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Nikki Rasmussen APRN, Family Nurse Practitioner, Aesthetic Specialist License #006304

Nikki is a seasoned health professional with 24+ years in the medical field with the last nine years solely dedicated to the field of Aesthetic Medicine. Nikki has trained with leading experts in both Dermatology and Plastic Surgery and she herself is also a physician trainer for aesthetic laser devices. Nikki has is trained in advanced injection techniques, use of the micro-cannula and owns and operates over eight different aesthetic laser devices. Her approach to optimal aging is to formulate an individualized, comprehensive program that properly addresses a client’s concerns. She is focused on creating a balanced aesthetic where an individual looks “refreshed” and not “done.” By offering the most comprehensive treatment options; including the latest and safest laser technologies to her clients, as well as a variety of fillers, she can realistically turn back the clock in a natural-looking approach.

Nikki is a Connecticut native and owner operator of Yolo Laser Center and Med Spa, an award winning aesthetic and cosmetic laser facility located in Guilford, CT. She joined Advanced Health & Longevity at Essex Wellness Center to broaden her service area and believes in the “whole body” approach to optimal aging. She is a member of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners, The Dermatology Nurse’s Association and the American Society of Plastic Surgical Nurses.

Nikki is married and has three children and enjoys boating, fishing, yoga, gardening and cooking and is a volunteer for several local charities.

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Nikki will be offering anti-aging services at Essex Wellness Center, 28 Main Street, Rear in Essex Village starting May 1st! Contact Yolo Medspa or Essex Wellness Center to set up your consultation!

SPECIAL PROGRAM! Detox with Dr. Dana for Renewed Energy and Optimum Health! Starts Saturday April 16 – Register Now!

Dana Krete ND

Saturdays: 4/16/2016 – 5/7/2016 ~ From: 8:15 am – 9:15 am

Essex Wellness Center Presents:

Detox with Dr. Dana

A detox can help to increase energy, lose weight, charge up the immune system, and improve overall health – and Dr. Dana can help you to stay motivate and achieve your goals during the detox.

Spring is the perfect time do a detox, for many reasons! Dr. Krete will be leading a 4 week group detox program at the Essex Wellness Center starting April 16th. With this program you will be guided, motivated, and supported through a 4-week program that includes a 2-week detox that’s both safe and effective, and will leave you feeling re-energized for spring and on track to reach your goals.

Basic Information About the Detox:

We will be using a high quality, hypoallergenic, user-friendly program that includes 2 shakes per day, supplements 2x per day, and a “clean”meal plus healthy snacks. Meals and snacks will be prepared by you, so they are made of fresh, wholesome ingredients. This means this is not a product heavy program, but one that uses mostly real food – which is always Dr. Krete’s main dietary recommendation! Dr. Krete will guide you through this process, so you know what foods to eliminate and what foods to include. There is room for individualization, so it’s appropriate even if you’ve never done something like this before.

Dr. Krete will lead a group talk once per week for four weeks for about an hour to inform you of the process, and so participants can support each other through the process…

Week One: each participant doing the detox will receive their detox kit. Dr. Krete will give instructions, snack, and meal ideas for everyone to begin preparing for their detox, which will commence the following week. All participants will have the chance to ask questions and will have one week to prepare, such as making sure your kitchen is stocked with detox friendly foods.

Week Two: Everyone will start their detox on this day! Dr. Krete will answer any left over questions and discuss the topic of decreasing exposure to everyday toxins in the home. Everyone will also be encouraged to bring a detox friendly recipe so we can share recipes and ideas.

Week Three: Everyone will be one week into their detox. As always, Dr. Krete will answer any further questions as everyone goes through the process. She will also discuss a topic of the group’s choice, determined at the week 2 meeting.

Week Four: Everyone will have completed the two weeks of detox. Dr. Krete will discuss with the group proper reintroduction of foods that were eliminated during the detox, and strategies to help the effects of you detox last.

Preregistration is required. The total cost of the program, including the detox kit and all meetings led by Dr. Krete is $279. Email or call 860-767-7770 or Sign Up online at: go to Workshops and sign up now!

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