Junk Food Has Harmful Effects On YOU!

Junk Food Has Harmful Effects On YOU!

Why do you think they call it “junk food”?  There is a dark side, and we are going to tell you about it.  Study after study have shown that fast foods and processed foods have increased obesity in in children and adults, heart disease, and other chronic diseases.  The part to worry about is that it is not just years of poor eating that can cause serious damage to your brain, but regular consumption can lead to mental meltdowns.

The Encyclopedia of Junk Food and Fast Food defines junk food as those commercial products including candy, bakery goods, ice cream, salty snacks, and soft drinks.

All fast foods are not junk food but certainly most are.  Be careful!  The more junk food you eat, the less likely you are to get the essential nutrients your body needs and relies on for proper function.  Junk food can and will hurt you.

  1. It can cause memory and learning problems. A study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition shows that healthy people who eat junk food for only 5 days performed poorly on cognitive tests that measured attention, speed, and mood.  A poor diet is toxic.  It causes chemical reactions that lead to inflammation in the hippocampus area of the brain which is associated with memory and special recognition.  Diets that are high in sugars and bad fats can suppress the brain peptide called BDNF – brain-derived neurotrophic factor.  That peptide in your brain helps with learning and memory formation.  Moreover, the brain contains synapses which is responsible for learning and memory.  Even overeating and eating too many calories interferes with the healthy production and functioning of these synapses.
  2. Increases the risk of dementia.   Many people are dealing with aging parents with dementia and Alzheimer’s disease.  It is emotionally exhausting.  In a survey of our own patients at New Vitality Centers, it was listed as the biggest fear of most of the patients.  The link between junk food and dementia has been one of the scariest discoveries associated with the consumption of junk food.  Insulin is produced in the pancreas and helps in the transportation of glucose to fuel the body.  Insulin is also produced in the brain where it helps in carrying signals between nerve cells and forming memories.  A study was done at Brown University, and it shows that too much fatty food and sugars can substantially increase the insulin levels in your body.  The higher the levels of insulin, the brain stops responding to this hormone and becomes resistant to it.  It restricts our ability to think, recall, or create memories. The result is the increased risk of dementia.  After this was discovered, most scientist refer to Alzheimer’s as a form of “diabetes of the brain”.
  3. Junk food lessens your ability to control appetite. Excess consumption of trans fats that is found in fried and processed foods can send mixed signals to the brain which makes it difficult to process what you have eaten and how hungry you are.  Therefore, you end up overeating.  Healthy brain functions require a daily dose of essential fatty acids like omega-6 and omega-3.  If these two elements are deficient there is a very high risk of attention deficit disorder, dementia, and bipolar disorder and other brain-related problems.  Too much junk food replaces these with trans fats which are harder to digest.  Studies show that trans fats cause inflammation in the hypothalamus, which is the part of the brain that contains neurons to control body weight.  Junk food kills your appetite for healthy food!  In some circumstances, the habit of overeating is like drug addiction by relying on junk foods to activate the pleasure centers of the brain.
  4. Junk food causes chemical changes that can lead to depression.  There are many studies that show that eating foods high in sugar and bad fat changes the chemical activity of the brain making it more dependent on those foods.  One study at the University of Montreal on mice showed that they suffered with withdrawal symptoms after their regular junk food diet was discontinued.  In people, these withdrawal symptoms can lead to the inability to deal with stress, make you feel depressed and then you turn back to those foods to comfort yourself and handle these feelings.  It is a vicious cycle, and it is difficult to stop the cycle.  Too much junk food means that you do not get enough essential nutrients like the amino acid tryptophan, which increases the risk of depression.  We are overloaded with new stories of the increases of people and even young people on anxiety and medication for depression.
  5. Junk food makes you impatient and can cause uncontrollable cravings.  Eating too much sugar, even a cupcake or doughnut, can temporarily spike your blood sugar levels making you feel happy and satisfied but as soon as they return to normal you are left feeling even more irritable.  Fast food is loaded, loaded, with refined carbohydrates which cause your blood sugar levels to fluctuate rapidly.  If your sugar levels drop to a very low level, in comes the anxiety, confusion, and fatigue.  Fast foods are loaded with artificial flavorings and preservatives like sodium benzoate that increases hyperactivity.

These sugary and bad fat foods are specially designed to be addictive in nature with high levels of salts, sugars, and fats that make you crave them!  The addictive nature of fast food can make your brain crave them even when you are not hungry.

For more information contact: New Vitality Centers

665 S. Kings Ave, Brandon, FL  33511





Cold And Flu Season And Now Coronavirus Worries!


Never has it been more important to boost your immune system, fight fatigue, and reduce medication need.  IV Infusion of vitamins, minerals, and amino acids can help combat disease and protect your overall well-being.

Benefits of an infusion of vitamins include:

  • Stronger immune system
  • Increased energy
  • Enhanced mental clarity
  • Better sleep
  • Improved mood
  • Fast muscle recovery

Bugs are everywhere and try to attack our bodies!  We have to put our armor on.  Since a virus and not bacteria cause colds and flu, antibiotics are not effective for treating. Over-the-counter medications can help ease symptoms, but recovery typically takes 7 to 10 days, and studies show adults on average get two to three colds per year.

Of course, we should wash our hands frequently, but consider getting a regular infusion of vitamins in today’s world. Ideally, you would get all of the necessary vitamins and minerals from the food you eat, but with our current hectic schedules, it is not easy to regularly eat a nutrient-rich, well-balanced diet.  Not to mention the quality of the food that we consume.

IV Nutrient Therapy is a convenient, cost-effective, and more effective way to get the vitamins, minerals, and amino acids your body needs to function at its peak. IV Nutrient Therapy by-passes the digestive system, allowing the nutrients to go directly into your bloodstream.  And, the process is quick!  It only takes about 30 minutes at New Vitality Centers.

With IV Nutrient Therapy, you will feel the benefits almost immediately!

IV Nutrient Therapy is a mixture made up of different vitamins and minerals that can help enhance your immune system, which can be beneficial during the dreaded cold and flu season and now coronavirus.   IV Nutrient Therapy is also suitable for treating:

  • Adrenal Fatigue
  • Stress
  • Pre and post-workout fatigue
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Acute viral/bacterial illnesses and colds
  • Detoxification
  • Anxiety
  • Anti-aging
  • Migraines & tension headaches
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Depression
  • Symptoms of PMS
  • Cancer
  • Allergies
  • Asthma
  • Chronic or acute muscle spasms

Other services at New Vitality Centers:

  • BHRT – Bio-identical Hormone Replacement Therapy
  • PRP Microneedling Skin Treatments
  • Medical Weight Loss
  • Detox/Cleanse Kits
  • Botox


For more information, call us and make your appointment.

New Vitality Centers

665 S. Kings Ave., Brandon, FL  33511





Why Is PRP Microneedling the Hottest New Facial?

Why Is PRP Microneedling the Hottest New Facial?

People are starting earlier in their lives to take meticulous care of their skin.  You can prevent and delay the onset of wrinkles, sagging skin, large pores, and pigmentation issues by starting earlier.  However, even if you have the most impeccable skincare habits, your skin cannot escape time and elements.  As we age, our skin loses its firmness and elasticity, and moisture.

Wearing sunscreen is excellent, and you should wear it every day!  But the effects of years of sun damage become increasingly apparent, revealing fine lines, dark spots, and many other flaws.  Sooner than we thought possible, we lose much of our youthful appearance.

Our skin is often called the “body’s raincoat.”  After all, it is the largest organ of our body!

At New Vitality Centers, we offer PRP Microneedling, the safest, most effective, and most advanced skin treatment available. PRP stands for Platelet Rich Plasma.

PRP Microneedling (often called: the vampire facial)

We hate that name, but we cannot control the nickname.  It makes it seem like there is red blood all over your face and looks creepy!  That is NOT the case.  We use your own PRP, and it is an easy process.  We draw a small amount of your blood and spin it down to obtain the PRP (the clear part) by separating it from the red blood cells.

Why is this combo facial the hottest new facial treatment for anti-aging?

This facial can transform your skin and leave it tighter, smoother, brighter, and more youthful than ever.  The “vampire facial” aids in optimizing collagen and elastin production while encouraging rapid healing and tissue regeneration which begins at the cellular level.  Plain and simple – It is regenerative!

Two powerful forces come together with this procedure: collagen regeneration and elastin renewal.  It is minimally invasive and promotes optimal facial rejuvenation and skin revitalization.  PRP, along with microneedling, harness your body’s natural repair mechanisms, and you get the benefits.  Your individual PRP serum has 5-10 times as many platelets and growth factors as what’s found in circulating blood. We see beneficial improvement from treating all areas of your skin – face, neck, hands, décolleté, arms, and legs.

It’s natural and effective.

What happens during the procedure? 

A topical numbing agent is applied to your skin before treatment.  A blood draw is performed so we can prepare your individual PRP serum.  The microneedling portion of the treatment is completed, followed by careful application of your PRP serum to all treatment areas.  You can expect to be in the office from an hour to an hour and a half.  Most people go to work the next day.  After about 24 hours and redness and minor inflammation subsides, you will begin to notice a difference.  But the PRP continues to work for months – 18 to 24 months.  Remember, this is a regenerative process.   As the skin renewal process unfolds, your body continues generating new collagen and elastin cells from the inside out.  Most people do a series of 3 – 9 treatments depending on the desired results.

The Results Speak for Themselves

You can expect to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines, and large pores. The PRP facial will restore a brighter complexion, improve scars, and reduce acne scars. PRP microneedling will leave your skin looking tighter, smoother, and with a more even skin tone, naturally.  The “vampire facial” doesn’t include any extraneous substances, so it is an all-natural, pure and safe approach to skin rejuvenation.

Call New Vitality Centers to begin improving your skin.

New Vitality Centers

665 S. Kings Ave., Brandon, FL  33511



5 Reasons Why You Should Cleanse

5 Reasons Why You Should Cleanse/Detox

Simply put, it is a Metabolic Reset.  Everyone needs it because of all of the toxins in our body.  Toxins affect the hormones that help metabolism.  When your body is overwhelmed with toxins, it stores them as FAT, causing swelling and weight gain.  The toxins are fat-soluble and need to be processed so your body can burn fat.

1 in 3 are overweight! It causes serious health consequences!

New Vitality Centers offers a complete Cleanse/Detox Kit that allows you to reset your body’s metabolism while getting rid of toxins that cause chaos within your body systems.  COVID-19 has added an additional problem to the already existing obesity crisis.  The added stress, isolation, and lack of movement has contributed to depression and weight gain – thus more chronic health issues.  More than half of the population has gained the COVID 20, 30, 40, and more!

You ask “Why do it”

  1. Remove Toxins from Your Body. This is the beginning of allowing your body to cleanse and burn fat.  It allows your body’s systems to reset while starting new healthy eating habits.  Fat cells are hard to release from the body.  They were made because of toxins and do not function like normal fat cells.  They need to be metabolized and excreted.  This process is called metabolic detoxification.  New Vitality Centers offers the complete Cleanse/Detox Kit.  Now 10% off.  Unfortunately, we live in a world that is surrounded by toxins.  From our environment and food to household and beauty products, we are constantly exposed to harmful toxins.  And we wonder why there is so much chronic disease.

The good news is that our bodies are uniquely designed to automatically detoxify.  However, processed food and sugars make it difficult for our bodies to detoxify naturally.  Cleansing helps to reset our taste buds to crave whole foods and rejuvenate our bodies by decreasing toxins and allowing our amazing organs to function at their optimum state.

  1. Prevent Chronic Disease. Eating healthy and maintaining a healthy weight has many benefits, the top being chronic disease prevention.  The more inflammation your body has, the more at risk you become for chronic disease.  Cleansing reduces the unhealthy inflammation in our bodies and helps promote an environment where chronic disease cannot thrive.  It strengthens your immune system!  New Vitality Centers has an 8-week weight loss program that keeps it simple for you to live your life.  It uses a combination of intermittent fasting and keto diet without using meal kits or meal replacements.  To aid in the process lipotropic injections and appetite suppressants are included.  This allows you to lose weight without feeling hungry.

Excess weight increases a person’s risk for chronic illness and death.

  1. Boost Your Immune System. When you provide your body with healthy whole food and nutrients you are at less risk of getting sick.  Keeping your immune system at peak performance allows your quality of life to increase and keeps the sick days at bay.  It enhances your physical health as well as your emotional health and well-being.

Chronic Disease is the result of two things:

nutrient deficiency and/or toxicity.

  1. Increase Your Energy Levels and Physical Activity.  If you’re feeling tired and sluggish much of the time, chances are your diet is the blame.  Many people experience regular headaches.  By cleansing and getting your body to a healthy weight, you can experience increased energy levels.  In turn, that motivates us to enjoy and do more physical activity.  Movement or exercise is a key component to a healthy lifestyle and is encouraged by doctors and nutritionists.  By resetting your body’s metabolic metabolism and eating habits, we reset our overall motivation and enthusiasm for life.

Current weight loss remedies are NOT working!

  1. Improved Mental Clarity and Well-being. A great benefit of a cleanse and giving your body healthy nutrients is mental clarity.  Brain fog is real!  Brain fog is fueled by things like sugar, preservatives, and artificial ingredients we cannot pronounce.  When you fuel your body with whole healthy foods and nutrients, your brain also is boosted.  It responds with clear thinking.  The old saying is true “you are what you eat”!  In addition to clearing your head, cleansing also promotes improved sleep and concentration.

The bottom line is that when you reduce your intake of junk the results are amazing.  Your mind and body will be healthier and respond to life demands more easily.  How you fuel your body really does matter.  Cleansing detoxifies, lifts brain fog, reduces, bloat, increases energy, boosts your immunity, and encourages better eating choices.

For more information contact:   

New Vitality Centers

665 S. Kings Ave., Brandon, FL  33511



7 Benefits of IV Nutrient Therapy

7 Benefits of IV Nutrient Therapy

 IV Therapy is the fastest way to give your body the vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients it needs.  It is delivered to the body directly into the bloodstream.  When it is delivered directly into your bloodstream, it bypasses the digestive process and gives you more effective results.  Some people have barriers in the gastrointestinal tract that prevent adequate absorption of many pill form vitamins.

IV Nutrient Therapy has been used by hospitals, clinics, athletic programs, etc. for decades for treating people who are dehydrated or too sick to eat properly.  Athletes use IV Therapy for faster recovery and protection of their muscles and bodily systems.  These therapies make it possible to improve vitamin deficiencies and rehydrate your body.  IV Nutrient Therapy is a preventive aging measure since it improves the nutritional content inside the cells.  IV Nutrient Therapy may be needed only a few times or needed periodically for an extended time.

If you have been wondering if IV Nutrient Therapy is right for you, consider these 7 Benefits:

Guaranteed Absorption

Some medications and diseases interrupt your body’s ability to absorb the nutrients it needs.  With IV Therapy they are delivered directly into the bloodstream which allows your body to utilize them immediately.

Increased Energy

IV Therapy boosts your immune system which helps you feel refreshed and energized.  If you suffer from anxiety, depression, stress, or run down, IV Therapy helps you feel rejuvenated.


IV Therapy is the fastest most efficient way to provide your body with optimal hydration to support your body’s systems.  Proper hydration and nutrients help prevent medical issues like kidney stones, constipation, and damage to your muscles.

Quick Treatment

Most IV Therapy treatments take approximately 30 minutes and the benefit is immediate.  You can relax while the therapy is being administered.

Preventative Benefits

IV Therapy provides immune support and is a great step on prevention of illness.  Regular therapy can help prevent the development of chronic conditions.

Immediate Results

Since IV Therapy goes directly into the bloodstream, the results are immediate and noticeable.  Within hours you can feel the full effects of the nutrients as you’ll have more energy, think more clearly, and have a better overall sense of well-being.

Fight Toxins

Toxins take a toll on your body; it’s health and your appearance.  IV Therapy gives your body the antioxidants it needs to fight off premature signs of aging and helps flush out harmful toxins.

There are minimal side effects to IV Therapy.  The most common is bruising or irritation at the injection site.  The ingredients that New Vitality Centers use do not contain any preservatives.  In general, the IV Nutrient Therapy is very safe and effective.  It is well tolerated and have minimal if any negative side effects.

If you would like to learn more about the various IV Nutrient Therapies available, contact us:

New Vitality Centers

665 S. Kings Ave.

Brandon, FL  33511

(813) 436-0708

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Keto Diet and Intermittent Fasting – A combination that works!

The idea of intermittent fasting seems overwhelming at first.  But, fasting has long been linked with some seriously positive health benefits and may even help extend your lifespan.

In our modern age, we have found a way to reap the benefits of fasting without having to suffer through long bouts of deprivation.  While some will quickly dismiss intermittent fasting, those who have tried it can speak to its wide-ranging health benefits.

The keto diet has proven to be a life changer, even a life saver, for a growing number of people.  As we have learned more about how ketosis works, scientists have found another valuable method of eating that may expand the keto diet’s benefits even further.  You see, it’s not just about what you eat but about when you eat.  Using this combination, there is no stopping you.

Keto Diet combined with Intermittent Fasting can bring incredible benefits, from weight loss to mental clarity to extending your life.

New Vitality Centers uses the Clean Start Weight Loss Program that uses a combination of Keto Diet along with Intermittent Fasting.  To help you along, we include appetite suppressants and lipotropic injections.  This combination gives you a nice boost to dick start the program by helping to control cravings and to burn fat.

Intermittent fasting alone promotes the production of ketones, which can help you reach ketosis faster and easier.  Fasting also triggers a cell renewal process called autophagy which makes your body run more effectively.

Have you thought of fasting as a form of self-torture?  Give your body some credit.  Our bodies are designed to survive and thrive.  Intermittent fasting is really pretty easy; especially with the help New Vitality Centers adds such as the appetite suppressants.  Most people choose to fast for 16-18 hours and give themselves a 6-8 hour eating window.  This could mean skipping breakfast and then allowing yourself to eat from, say 10am – 6pm.

As your body adapts to intermittent fasting, you can start to experiment with shorter eating windows.  Always remember to adjust your eating and fasting windows to whatever makes you feel your best that works with your lifestyle.

Microneedling with PRP has Transformative Effects on the Skin

Microneedling is becoming very popular since it does not involve much downtown if any.  Many people come on their lunch and return to work the same day.  They simply look like they have a sunburn.

But, combining it with your body’s own PRP (platelet rich plasma) the regenerative benefits are nothing short of amazing.  Plus, it last 12 months to 24 months!  Most people get between 3 – 9 treatments.

There are numerous studies that prove the efficacy of microneedling along.  Combining microneedling with PRP amplifies the results and speeds skin rejuvenation and recovery.  This is because PRP uses stem cell science to enhance healing through its high concentration of growth factors.  From orthopedics to aesthetics, PRP is transforming wound healing.

How does it work?  When used in conjunction with microneedling, the tiny perforations created during the treatment deliver the platelet rich plasma to the deeper layers of the skin.  This stimulates the growth of new, healthy skin cells which help smooth skin, improves skin tone, helps generate collagen and elasticity.

How is PRP obtained?  Platelet rich plasma comes from your own blood.  Your provider will draw your blood and place it in an automated processing machine called a centrifuge.  After this processing, the plasma is separated which is the clear part.

How does the PRP get into the skin?  After applying numbing gel to your face, your provider will use a device to make tiny perforations in the skin.  New Vitality Centers uses the SkinPen which is the only FDA cleared microneedling device.  The SkinPen is a tool that uses sharp needles to create tiny holes in your skin.  In response to these micro-injuries, your body produces collagen and elastin to heal the wound naturally.  SkinPen does not use chemicals, heat, or toxins to burn or remove layers of your skin or paralyze your facial muscles.

The PRP combination is producing WOW results!

This combination using PRP is more effective than microneedling alone.  It is the combination of the two treatments that provide a vital foundation of necessary for maximum absorption, reduced healing time, and optimal results.

We are all getting older and get concerned about the way we look.  This procedure is easy and effective.

If you are ready to begin your microneedling with or without PRP, we invite you to give us a call.