Blog Archive

Lose Weight and Keep it Off for Good! Jun 25th, 2021

Introducing an Exciting New Weight Program at Amethyst Wellness I’m always looking for products and tools to help my clients achieve their goals.  Amethyst Wellness in Palm Coast, Florida was founded with the intent to promote healthy living through nutrition and healthy lifestyle.  Over the years we’ve offered different weight...

Peptide therapy interview with Educated Esthies Nov 16th, 2020

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Comparison of Hormone Delivery Methods. Sep 28th, 2020

At Amethyst Wellness, we have decided to utilize primarily the pellet deliery system of Biote.  Pellets: pros: 1) Bio- identical. What is delivered in the Pellets is identical to the Hormones in your body. 2) delivered through Cardiac Output. The more you need, the more you get. This is very...

Natural ways to Balance Hormones. Sep 28th, 2020

If you can balance your Hormone levels naturally, this is always the preferred method. Below, I list a number of healthy practices which may help to normalize your hormone levels.  1) increasing the amount of Protein that you eat- 20 to 30 grams of protein per meal 2) Regular Exercise...

Weight Loss at Amethyst Wellness Jun 15th, 2020

Weight loss with Amethyst Wellness   Got a Covid belly? You know what I mean. Many of us gained just a little weight while on quarantine. There were so many contributing factors including stress and boredom. Who could have predicted that we would be stuck at home for an extended...

Peptides for Weight Loss Jun 10th, 2020

I have been studying and training in peptide therapy as part of my functional medicine practice with Amethyst Wellness. Peptides are different than anything else I have encountered in medicine. They are Amino Acid sequences that send messages to an organ, causing it to secrete a particular hormone. The difference...

How Does Botox Help with Migraines? Apr 29th, 2020

How Does Botox Help with Migraines?   Botox for migraines? Count me in! In fact, my very first experience with Botox was a treatment for migraines. I used to have debilitating headaches. I had to take multiple medications which many times were ineffective. I learned to live with them but...

Nutraceuticals Apr 27th, 2020

Nutraceuticals   Nutraceuticals are products containing substances like vitamins and minerals to support health. They are also referred to as supplements. Supplements potentially have a huge beneficial impact on your health. But which supplements are the best? It’s important to choose high quality products. Many over the counter brands (the...

Oxidative Stress Apr 14th, 2020

Oxidative Stress   How much oxidative stress do you have in your body? With the new age of functional medicine, everyone is talking about oxidative damage. Oxidative damage increases your risk for certain ailments and disease states. Naturopathic doctors, Chiropractors, and other Practitioners have many interventions designed to treat oxidative...

Dr. Amy's Tips: for Staying Sane During Home Shelter Apr 3rd, 2020

Dr. Amy’s Tips for: Remaining Sane During the Mandatory Home Shelter   Have you heard from the experts how best to handle this situation? They’re all liars! No one can speak with expertise because we’ve never experienced this before. We’re in uncharted territory which has left many people (myself included)...

Selank for Protection Against Viral Illness Apr 1st, 2020

Selank COVID-19 is currently expected to peak in Florida around the middle of May. People over 65 are most affected. This is because they have difficulty modulating the immune system. Selank is a peptide that is easy to administer, affordable and safe. Many of you are interested in Peptides but...

Hormone Optimization and the Immune System Mar 26th, 2020

Hormone Optimization and the Immune System   Right now, we’re all focusing on increasing our immunity and decreasing susceptibility to infection. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) encourages people to wash their hands more and practice social distancing to help to reduce risk. At Amethyst Wellness, we’ve also...

Peptides for Immunity Mar 23rd, 2020

Peptides for Immunity   Attention, this is not a drill. Amethyst Wellness is excited to offer peptide therapy for immunity. Below, I identify 2 such peptides that research shows are effective against viral attack and replication. I have much more research for those of you who want it. Please feel...

Alternative Treatment Options for Viral Infections Mar 18th, 2020

Options for the prevention and treatment of viral infections As many things are currently out of our control, we’d like to offer some naturopathic options to keep you healthy. Please understand that these treatments are complementary, and we cannot make any claims that they will cure or prevent disease. There...

Treatment of Viral Infections with Thymosin Alpha-1 Mar 18th, 2020

Thymosin Alpha- 1 Thymosin Alpha-1 is a peptide that effects many parts of the immune system. It is very effective for helping the body to build a response and to fight viral, bacterial, and fungal infections, as well as many cancers. Peptides are amino acid signals that get your body...

IV Nutrition Therapy for Infections Mar 4th, 2020

IV Nutrition Therapy for Infection Recently, I traveled to Vancouver, BC for a conference on Clinical Applications and Advanced Topics of IV Nutrient Therapies in Oncology. In the back of my mind, I was concerned about the potential dangers of the Coronavirus. It was all over the news, and there...

Peptide Therapy Feb 26th, 2020

Introducing Peptide Therapy Amethyst Wellness has always remained on the cutting edge of anti-aging and preventive health medicine. Recently a client introduced me to peptide therapy. He specifically wanted a therapy to help him build lean muscle and lose fat. He was not a candidate for our bioidentical hormone therapy....

Is Botox right for you? Feb 4th, 2020

Is Botox Right for You? By now, you’ve most likely heard about Botox and probably know people who have had it done. Botox is often the first cosmetic procedure clients will try. The great thing is that if you don’t like it, it will wear off in about 3 months....

Poly-MVA Jan 30th, 2020

Amethyst Wellness in Palm Coast and St. Augustine, Florida is now offering Poly-MVA, a cutting edge treatment for mitochondrial support. During the aging process and in chronic disease, individuals experience a decrease in mitochondria (the key organelle responsible for energy production- the power house of the cell). Symptoms of decreased...

Minerals Oct 24th, 2019

Minerals Many of our IV nutrition formulas at Amethyst Wellness utilize Olympia Pharmacy’s Mineral Blend. The mineral blend contains Magnesium, Zinc, Copper, Selenium, and Manganese. Did you know certain minerals act as powerful antioxidants? Several minerals play a vital role in decreasing PMS symptoms, improving immune function, and in the metabolism of...

IV Nutrition: The B Vitamins Oct 16th, 2019

At Amethyst Wellness, we offer IV Nutrition therapy to prevent and treat a variety of ailments. This article will spotlight the B Vitamins. Most of the B vitamins work in a synergistic effect, meaning they work better when given in combination. Many of our IV Nutrition formulas contain B complex:...

Esthetician Services at Amethyst Wellness Sep 20th, 2019

Great skin care is vital to your anti-aging strategy.  A skilled esthetician can help guide you to achieve your goals. Here is an indepth interview with esthetician, Elizabeth Harrell describing the various offered services at Amethyst Wellness.   Q: Why did you become an esthetician? A: My mother and uncle...

How is Botox Part of a Wellness Clinic? Aug 20th, 2019

How is Botox Part of a Wellness Clinic? I recently posted information about Botox on one of my social media platforms.  I had a response from a visitor: “How is Botox part of Wellness? Don’t you think that’s contradictory?”.   I thanked the participant for asking and explained how aesthetic...

The Journey Toward Optimal Health with Bioidentical Hormone Optimization Jun 20th, 2019

The Journey Toward Optimal Health with Bioidentical Hormone Optimization   I spent the first 20 years of my career offering traditional healthcare services.  I began as a nurse in the intensive care unit.  I saw disease at its worst and many of my patients died.  Worse than death was the...

How Does Acupuncture Work? Mar 15th, 2019

We are pleased to offer acupuncture at the Amethyst Wellness Center.  Dr. Viviana Viera is a Doctor of Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine with a specialization in Internal Medicine. Dr. Viera graduated from The Atlantic Institute of Oriental Medicine in Ft. Lauderdale, FL. She is a licensed acupuncturist and herbalist with...

Body contouring: SculpSure vs Cryoskin Feb 21st, 2019

Sculpsure vs Cryoskin At Amethyst Wellness, we are pleased to offer 2 types of body contouring.  SculpSure provides body contouring and fat reduction by using non-invasive technology.  SculpSure uses laser energy to heat up fat cells and induce apoptosis (cell death).   The damaged cells are removed through the body’s lymphatic...

Which Nutrition Plan is right for you? Feb 2nd, 2019

  Which Nutrition Plan is Right for You?   Good nutrition is important for all aspects of health.  Food choices not only affect body weight and risk of disease but also influence mood, joint health and even skin appearance.  When a person is on a quest for health and wellness,...

IV Nutrition at Amethyst Wellness Oct 2nd, 2018

Amethyst Wellness is now offering IV nutrition therapy.  IV nutrition is the intravenous administration of potent blends of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and nutrients that are readily absorbed into the bloodstream.I was so excited about this new addition to our practice, I couldn’t wait to try it out.  Like most working...

sculpsure video Jun 14th, 2018

Sculpsure is a non-invasive way to remove stubborn fat forever! it is safe, comfortable and fast! see the video link below for more detailssay goodbye to unwanted body fatSo much easier and faster and less painful than Coolsculpthttps://youtu.be/JgkJZVpa8Zw

grand opening in new location 50 Cypress Point Parkway suite B-1 and B-2, Palm Coast may 30th at 4pm May 3rd, 2018

Amethyst wellness and associates are having a grand opening on May 30th at 4pm-50 Cypress Point Parkway suite b-1 and b-2 palm Coast, florida 32164 there will be food , music drink and prizes come and help us celebrate! 

botox for males Apr 26th, 2018

https://youtu.be/ykHhtCZHZwcsee above! males represent the fastest growing segment of the patient population recieving botox. contact amethystwellness 386 283 4180 for your appointment. 

Hormone Pellets, Testosterone optimization in Men Mar 22nd, 2018

At Amethyst Wellness, we have found time and again that the Biote method of  Hormone Optomization is the best and most evidenced based system available. Hormone levels are optimized at specific target goals that have proven to reduce specific Chronic Disease States. Just a few examples are as follows: 1) research indicates that in men Tesosterone levels...

Can Bio-Identical Hormones protect against Breast Cancer? Mar 5th, 2018

In regards to our previous blogs about Breast Cancer and BHRT, I have located a few more articles that are relevant. p.Natrajan and Gambrell et al Am.Journal of OB/GYN, volume 187, No.2,Aug 2002 Estrogen Replacement Therapy in Women with Previous Breast Cancer. Conclusion was that ERT does not increase either recurrence of...

Why we Decided to Join Forces with Biote for Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy(BHRT) Mar 1st, 2018

  Why We Decided to Join Forces with Biote-Medical for Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement.                 By Jerald Coopersmith, MSN, ARNP-BC At Amethyst Wellness and Associates, we are committed to looking at the whole patient. This is the reason that we made the decision to join forces with Biote- Medical.   As an organization, we were...

Testosterone may protect against Breast Cancer Feb 26th, 2018

http://breast-cancer-research.com/content/11/5/212https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12851512 Recently, I was speaking with a patient about Bio-Identical Hormone Replacment Therapy(BHRT). She stated,"I am not able to get BHRT  because I have had breast cancer". I have been told, in the past, that some Oncologists actually are starting to utilize Testosterone pellets to shrink breast cancer tumors. I did not...

5 Signs That You May Have Low "T" Oct 6th, 2017

5 Signs That You May Have Low TI am amazed at how many of my clients are shocked to discover they have low testosterone.Low T affects both men and women. Many times we aren't feeling well and seek help from our health care providers. We may be told there's nothing...

Top 5 reasons women need testosterone Jul 26th, 2017

Top 5 reasons women need testosterone  A recent addition to our wellness practice is natural bioidentical hormone pellet replacement therapy.  Many of my female clients are surprised to hear they may be deficient in testosterone. Women naturally make testosterone which serves various functions in the body. However, women as young as...