Client Joe Baldi wins the Niantic Triathalon

A salute to Joe Baldi, client of Healthy Addiction and HA’s trainer, Ben Barrett, who recently won the Niantic Triathlon for his age group (over 50). Joe and his wife of eleven years, Kathleen (a local attorney), train together, though they have different goals … and follow different exercise regimes. Joe says “Ben contributed to my success in the triathlon…. He is an exceptional instructor …. He focuses on our goals … .”


Salt Talks

Healthy Addiction hosts Salt Talks

The “SALT Talks” to limit nuclear weapons in the US and USSR inventories took place during the 40 year Cold War, an opaque process involving secretive analysts, always carrying two large briefcases each, chained to their wrists, moving purposefully through the streets of Geneva; this process moved with the speed of chilled molasses resulting in just one and a half agreements, or treaties, after literally decades of continuous debate.  BUT, they worked!   Or at least they did no harm.  No one was hurt.  Neither nation sent a nuclear weapon in the direction of the other with intent to kill, not even by accident.

Meanwhile, the salt talks” have been going on since the Bronze Age … and salt does kill.  Salt contributes to hypertension or high blood pressure, which in turn leads to strokes and heart attacks.  According to Dr. Surender Neravetla—Director of Cardiac Surgery at Springfield (Ohio) Regional Medical Center, 56 million Americans suffer from conditions caused or aggravated by saltnot counting the 130 million Americans who are overweight or obese.

What has happened to the salt of the earth?  It seems we can’t live without it, but we do have to learn to live with it.

Healthy Addiction will hold its own Salt Talks in April, on a Wednesday afternoon at 5:30 on a date to be announced.  Our moderator will be Rosemary Barclay, perhaps best known to some of you as founder of Bonne Sante LLC.  Rosemary has a PhD in biochemistry and is a board certified nutrition specialist. She will open the discussion with 15 minutes of commentary, and then we will move to 40 minutes of your questions.  We will use a seminar format with much spirited audience participation.  The seminar will be limited to 10 persons now reading this email, first come first served … either by email (below) or by phone to 860 671 1634 (just leave a message if necessary as the machine records the time of call to the minute).  We expect to hold this seminar from time to time if you miss this one.       Be Well !       Dick


Dr. Carmine Crispino

As you age, body chemistry changes. Dr. Crispino can help deter the aging process by managing your health care.  He can tailor a healthcare plan that will make you look, act and feel younger.

Dr. Crispino’s Lecture will help people understand how the following affect the aging process:
* Healthy eating
* Exercise
* Hormonal Control

Dr. Crispino is a primary care physician, board certified in internal medicine and age management medicine.


Hello world!

Healthy Addiction opened its doors in January 2011.  With a focus on medically based exercise and health literacy, the partners and practitioners look to provide world class health and wellness services to the community.