Friday, September 30, 2011

Gindele Chiropractic - FAQ about Auto Accidents

If you have been in an auto accident recently, there are some important decisions you have to make, and if I were you, I'd make these decisions very carefully.
  • Q: Should I See An Attorney Before I See My Chiropractor? A: It is important to get checked out by the doctor first. That way the findings from your exam will allow you the information you need in order to decide if an attorney is necessary. If necessary, we can refer you to a reputable and qualified attorney.
  • Q: What If My Car Sustained Only Minor Damage? A: Documented studies done by Charles Carroll, M.D., Paul McAtee, M.D. and Lee Riley, M.D. revealed that: "The amount of damage to the automobile bears little relation to the force applied to the cervical spine (neck) of the occupants."
    In other words, the damage to the passengers is not necessarily directly related to the damage to the vehicle.
  • Q: If I Need Treatment For This Injury, Do I Have To Pay For It Myself? A: No, only in very rare circumstances does the patient pay for his care as he goes. Our office provides care "on credit" when patients are represented by an attorney. Some car insurance policies have what is called "Med Pay." This means that medical bills will be paid at 100% up to a certain limit. My office can assist you in obtaining this information.

    Using your medical coverage should not raise your premiums.
  • Q: The Insurance Company Has Been Calling Me And Wants To Settle,What Should I Do? A: Do not sign or settle until you have had us evaluate your injury for you. If you settle before your injury is fully resolved, you will be completely on your own and will have to pay out of pocket for your care.
  • Q: I've Been To The Hospital And My Medical Doctor, Do I Really Need to See a Chiropractor? A: You need a doctor who focuses in the treatment and diagnosis of auto accident injuries. Usually hospitals will check vital signs, make sure there are no life-threatening conditions and release the patient with pain relief medication. They normally do not treat the underlying improper musculoskeletal biomechanics that can and often do lead to future pain. If you are still having problems, you should get a second opinion.
    If your M.D. has given you pills, you must understand that pills do not correct structural or soft tissue damage. There are special therapies designed for that, and we offer these modalities at our office.
  • Q: Does Your Care Hurt? A: Absolutely not. The care is very gentle and quite soothing. Most patients can hardly wait to get their care.
  • Q: Is The Care Safe?
    A: Yes, extremely. Particularly when compared to the side effects from medication. I urge you to go to the patient testimonial tab to get a feel for what you can expect.

Lee County Job Fair


Contact: Armando Nargi, 239-931-0931, Lee County Chamber

LEE COUNTY, Southwest Florida

In today's world economy, seeking gainful employment has become a job in itself. Southwest Florida's Lee and surrounding counties
Have been the hardest in this recession to bounce back.  Notably, there are some job opportunities and employment for some
Who are able to adapt to different work climates.   This Annual Lee County Job Fair is just one of the places for job seekers to go.
There will be a variety of opportunities for work and additional business opportunities for the entrepreneurial person.

The event is OPEN TO THE PUBLIC and is FREE ADMISSION for all to attend. Free Parking is also available.

Providing opportunities for the unemployed, under-employed and entrepreneurial persons of
SW Florida and to encourage businesses of all sizes and industry to plan and seek out new employees and/or independent individuals. 

Additionally, if you are an EXISTING BUSINESS (even though you are not hiring at this time)  you can utilize the various business and government
programs and incentives offered to incite training, hiring, tax credits and business growth. 
Presented by the following:  SW Florida Works, SW Florida Workforce Development, Small Business Development Corp-SBDC will be on-hand to provide guidance and assistance

Lee County Job Fair event on October 5, 2011 - 3:00 - 8:00 PM

If you are a business seeking workers, looking for a job yourself or offering business opportunities,
then you should participate at the event.  or more information, call 239-931-0931
Exhibitor tables are still available.

Event location:
Clarion Hotel - next to Sam Seltzer's
12635 S Cleveland Ave, Fort Myers
FREE Parking and FREE Admission
MapQuest Directions, click here

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Spotlight On: Human Signs LLC

Human Signs LLC since 2006 has become a nationwide producer of indoor and outdoor full color displays based in Southwest Florida. We work with Clients to design and produce cost effective displays for use in retail, real estate, advertising, trade shows, tourism, photography, architecture... any application where high quality large format graphics are required.
We fabricate retail store display systems, in-store graphics, point of purchase (POP) displays, promotional props, and signage. For real estate sales centers and model centers. Human Signs LLC produces high resolution graphics such as site maps, elevations, floor plans, renderings and lifestyle photography.
Our Human Directional Services are provided nationwide on a turnkey basis, contact us for your custom quote.
Human Signs LLC also creates custom designs using your logo, graphics, and photos...add copy and produce the finished display. We offer high resolution, high quality photo scanning and digital imaging up 42" by unlimited length.

At Human Signs LLC, we can design, print and install anything to suit your needs. We offer services such as:
• Indoor/Outdoor Signs
• Banners
• Real Estate/Developer Signs
• Business Cards
• Backlit Displays
• Car Magnets
• Vehicle/Marine Graphics
• Magnets
• Postcards
• Lamination
• Encapsulated Lamination
• Brochures & Flyers
• Letterhead & Envelopes
• Presentation Folders
• CD Covers
• Greeting Cards
• Bookmarks
• Door Hangers
• Oversized Posters
• Floor Graphics
• Installation Services
• Custom Mounting
We also specialize a custom design and layout created just for you. If you have art created, we will direct you to our ftp site so you don’t have to compromise quality to send over the files. We also offer screen printed items, promotional give-aways, and embroidery services.

For more information contact them at (239) 573-4200 or toll-free number 877-540-4411.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

ParkLane with Elba Plaza October Specials

Start your own Park Lane jewelry collection! Host a show and earn up to $500 (Plus) FREE credit in jewelry plus a FREE ring from our special booking or Join my team for FREE and earn Bella Vita collection plus start earning extra CASH. Contact Elba Plaza to schedule in your show between the week of Oct 5th and Oct 12th. She has limited dates.

Diet’s Effects on Eyes

By Dr. Terry Tucker 
Tucker Vision Center 

We all grew up knowing that carrots are good for our eyes.  Carrots, among other deeply colored vegetables and fruits, are rich in sources of beta carotene, the plant-based building block for vitamin A, which is required to form rhodopsin, the visual pigment that allows people to see in the dark.

Medical science is now learning a lot more about the influence of diet on vision.  Not only carrots and vitamin A, but other potentially important nutrients including  two related carotenoids, lutein and zeaxanthin; vitamins C and E; and docosahexanoic acid, or DHA, found primarily in fish oil.
The evidence for the effects of these nutrients on visual development and prevention of sight-robbing eye disease is not conclusive, strong hints from recent research may justify dietary improvements.  Even if some of these changes turn out to be only minimally helpful to the eyes, they have other health benefits.

DHA evidence from premature babies suggests a role in visual development.  Infants born eight or more weeks early arrive fat-free, lacking both a reserve and stored energy and the fatty acid DHA, which is essential for normal visual (and brain) development.
DHA normally accounts for more than one-third of fatty acids in the retina of the eye as well as in the brain’s gray matter.  The retina develops rapidly in the final months of pregnancy and in the first six months of infancy.

Fetuses begin to acquire large amounts of DHA only in the last three months of pregnancy.  Unless a premature baby is fed breast milk (which naturally contains DHA) or formula fortified with DHA, the child’s visual acuity is likely to be compromised.  Studies indicate premature babies fed formula fortified with fish oil developed visual acuity similar to that of term infants and preterm infants fed breast. From these studies it appears that fish oil (omega 3) is a vital part of the diet and could help to keep the eye healthy.

Two common sight-robbing disorders, cataracts and age-related macular degeneration, have been linked in several studies to dietary deficits of nutrients.  Maintaining an adequate intake of these nutrients may not prevent the eye disorders, but it can’t hurt.

Age-related eye disorders:  Nearly everyone who lives long enough develops cataracts, a clouding of the eye’s lens that reduces the ability to see clearly.  The main cause is believed to be oxidative damage by so-called free radicals caused by exposure to sunlight.  Thus, antioxidants, which act as scavengers for free radicals, are believed to be protective.

One antioxidant nutrient, vitamin E, occurs naturally in the lens, and in animal studies, supplements of vitamin E have slowed the rate at which cataracts form.  In several studies in people, higher rates of cataracts occurred among those whose intake of vitamin E was low.

Vitamin C, another antioxidant found in the lens, has also prevented cataracts in animals.
The strongest evidence for eye benefits from dietary ingredients involves the carotenoids lutein an zeaxanthin, found in large amounts in the lens and retina.  Lutein may help prevent cataracts through its ability to absorb damaging ultraviolet light, blocking oxidative damage. 
Perhaps even more important, these carotenoids may prevent and even partly reverse otherwise untreatable damage to the macula, the area in the center of the retina that allows people to see whatever is in the center of their visual fields.  

Lutein and zeaxanthin are most prominent in dark green leafy vegetables.  Some experts recommend eating at least half a cup of one of those nutrients.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

LaMotta's To Raise funds for Breast Cancer Research

 By Carmelo Lamotta and Jeremy White, Pizza Today

LaMotta's Italian Restaurant and Pizzeria is helping to raise critical funding for breast cancer research by donating 10% of its sales from Friday October 7 to the Karen Mullen Breast Cancer Foundation, a national charity based in Seattle.

October has been designated as a National Pizza Party Day by Slice of hope, a pizza industry charitable initiative. Slice of Hope is spearheaded by Pizza Today magazine editor Jeremy White. 

"There isn't a person in this country who hasn't felt the effects of breast cancer in some way."  LaMotta's says. "Whether you've had the disease yourself or a family member or a friend has had it, it is safe to say that you've been impacted by breast cancer. LaMotta's Italian Restaurant and Pizzeria wants to do something to help end this disease. That's why we've joined Slice of hope and will be donating 10% of our sales on Friday October 7. So please come down to LaMotta's Italian Restaurant and pizzeria that night to show your support of this cause" 

LaMotta's Italian Restaurant and Pizzeria is located at 15660-225 San Carlos Blvd.  239-482-5505

Italian Fest 2011

Sunday, October 2 · 11:00am - 5:00pm
Alliance For The Art
10091 McGregor Blvd
Fort Myers, FL

Free Event - Pre-Paid Legal is Rebranding

Diva Happy Hour

Diva Happy Hour

Calling all Diva's Whats Up SWFL is hosting a Happy Hour just for you! 

Weds Oct 19th 5:30-7:30 PM
Hotel Indigo
Broadway in Downtown Fort Myers

Free admission
Free Appetizers
Cash Bar
Diva Vendors - Everything a Diva could want and more.
Premier Jewelry Design
Pure Romance
Jewels by ParkLane
Red Salon/Skincare by Kristina
411 on Life Skills
MaryKay Cosmetics
Lee Collier Business Women
Lady In Pink in Photography
Creative Memories
Powerful You!
Profiles - Downtown
Take Shape for Life 
Beaded Envisions 
Feeling Good Again
Raffle to benefit Help Summer to Recover.

 Come and meet your fellow Diva's for this happy hour, network, enjoy some appetizers and browse the diva vendors. 

For more information or questions email 
or call 239-849-1490

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Southwest Sunset Volleyball Club Fall Camp

Learning for Life Bike Run

Bike Run
October 23rd

to benefit Learning for Life

Registration at Harley Davidson of Fort Myers begins at 9 AM
Last Bike/car out at 11:00 AM
$10 for rider/driver
$5 for each passenger

Final Destination Sandy Parrot
food, drinks, vendors, raffles and entertainment 

1st Stop - Gatorz NFM - 3436 Marina Lane - 1st card
2nd Stop - Lazy Flamingo - 12951 McGregor Blvd - 2nd card
3rd Stop - Pinchers - 15271 McGregor Blvd - 3rd card
4th Stop - Valerie's Lounge - 17264 San Carlos Blvd - 4th card
Final Stop -  Sandy Parrot - 17200 S. Tamiami Trail - 5th card with opportunity to purchase more.

Guest appearance by Sheriff Mike Scott
Vendor spots available $50,$100 $150  for information contact Mary Anne at 239-849-1490 or email

Cars are welcome to participate as well. 

More information will be coming as to who the vendors are, raffle prizes and more.

Friday, September 23, 2011


On a hot sunny afternoon in July, 2007, Lynn Grant and her daughters Shannon, and Hannah were on their way to a birthday party. Stopped at a traffic signal they were all looking forward to tomorrow and the start of their family vacation. The light turned green and the Grant’s in the third vehicle drove through the intersection and where slammed broadside by a distracted driver who ran the red light driving 55 mph.

In what has been described by witnesses as a “bone jarring crash,” 6 year old Hannah took the direct impact of the crash, suffering a traumatic brain injury. Help arrived quickly; and paramedics found Hannah unconscious, unresponsive, and not breathing. A priority 1, trauma alert was declared as medics intubated Hannah and initiated other advanced life support measures. Hannah’s “Golden Hour” had begun.

Hannah on a ventilator, lay in a coma for 22 days with her family by her side. There was no miraculous made-for-TV “awakening” after she was no longer comatose, no smiling and “what happened?” has ever crossed her lips in the ensuing two and-a-half years, only horrifying sleepless nights spent at various hospitals and a rehab unit, praying and waiting for some sign that she is getting better. Two years and six months of watching her develop nightmarish secondary insults including seizures and muscle contractures;  her first seizure occurring in the early hours of Christmas Eve 2007, a harbinger of heartbreaking Christmases to come. This funny, bright child with her entire life before her full of endless possibilities has been SENTENCED to a mute, nearly motionless life in a wheelchair, dependent on me and her Daddy for every single aspect of her grooming, diapering, and is feed through a tube because she lacks muscle coordination to eat.

“A couple of years ago we went from living the American dream, everything was on track and going well, then someone made a mistake and ran a red light while distracted and changed our lives forever,” Scott Grant said.
Grant said he and his wife want people to know how quickly a mistake while behind the wheel can have a life-altering impact on a family. “We are here to make a difference,” Scott Grant said. “It’s time to get involved and make everyone aware of the dangers of distracted driving.”

Hannah and her family continue to involve themselves with the Stay Alive …. Just Drive! program by appearing at special events, press conferences, television and newspaper interviews and appearing at our local schools for the: LOL I’M NT BSY I’M ONLY DRVING presentation.

Lynn Grant summed it up when she stated, “we don’t hide behind closed doors and will continue to work with this important organization to remind everyone: Don’t Let Distracted Driving Become Your Nightmare.”


Stay Alive …. Just Drive!, Inc. is a 501(c)3 organization and proudly affiliated with your Community Traffic Safety Team (CTST), American Driver and Traffic Safety Education Association (ADTSEA), American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE), and the American Trauma Association (ATS).

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Willow House Party for Charity

Willow House Party for Charity


Woman's Life #701 and The Bridge are having a party to help us get auction items for the Salute Our Troops Ball. 

 Please take a look at the products.  When you order, please let Sharon know to give the party credit to us.
You will find a Willow House display at  
A Night in the Cape October 6 mini trade show. 


Friday, November 11, 2011
6:00pm to Midnight

American Legion Post 38
 1857 Jackson Street,  Ft. Myers, FL  33901
Reception, Dinner, Special Presentation, Dancing, Live Auction, Portraits, Fun & More

Event benefits local Veterans programs through American Legion Post 38 and America Red Cross Florida's Southern Gulf Coast Region.   

This event is free, but you must reserve your seat via email   

Woman's Life #701 will be holding the auction and matching the first $500.  Please bring auction items to any Woman's Life #701 or Bridge Networking event.

Advertise your business in the event program and help local men and women fighting to keep us safe and free.   
Rates begin at only $25.  Click here for details.


Monday, September 19, 2011

Stay Alive Just Drive

Stay Alive.... Just Drive! is a nationally recognized crash prevention, education, and awareness program aimed at promoting safe driving and curbing distracted driving. Studies now prove that 80% of motor vehicle crashes and 65% of near misses are a direct result of driver inattention. Daily, tragic reports from across the United States make local and national news regarding those seriously injured, lives lost, and stories of families left mourning the loss of a loved one.Driving is a privilege, not a right.

Since the introduction of the automobile, distractions have always been a major factor in the safe operation of a vehicle. Distracted driving puts other drivers, motorcyclists, bicyclists, and pedestrians in the bull’s-eye. Given the number of distractions in these days of electronic technology, along with eating, grooming and dealing with small children, society needs to accept the fact that distracted driving has become a public health threat.

Sadly, motor vehicle crashes remain the leading cause of death and long term disability, including brain and spinal cord injuries for ages 1 - 44, and the number one killer for ages 15 - 21. Whether you are driving alone, transporting a child properly restrained in a car seat, or driving with other passengers with their seat belts on, CRASHES DON’T DISCRIMINATE! 

We need your help!

By becoming a Sponsor, a member or if you send a valuable donation you can help us help others by increasing safe driving awareness. Every day organizations, businesses, and people like yourself contribute to our nationally recognized distracted driving program. These contributions allow Stay Alive Just Drive to remain the leading activist to bringing awareness and change in legislature on the dangers of distracted driving. Every contribution brings us closer to our program goals and ultimately the safety of our roads and highways.

With the help and support of people like you and those you know, we can and will improve the safety of our streets. Please feel free to donate any amount that is convenient for you no matter how large or small. Any help you can provide will support the continuing efforts of the Stay Alive .... Just Drive! program.



          - Making our roads safer for all users -
1.     $25.00      Seniors/ Students/ Public Safety Personnel/ABATE members
2.     $50.00      Individual
3.     $75.00      Family
4.     $125.00   Supporting Messenger
5.     $250.00   Contributing Messenger
6.     $500.00   Sustaining Messenger
Name: ____________________________________________________
Address: ___________________________________________________
City: _____________________ State: ____________ Zip: ____________
Phone: _______________ Email: ________________________________
Messenger Number Category: _____ Amount enclosed: _____________

Please make your tax deductible contribution payable to: SAJD!, Inc. We also offer PayPal on our website: for your convenience .
 SAJD, Inc. – 501(c)3 organization - P O Box 62000 – Fort Myers, FL 33906-2000 – (239) 340-8693

SAJD is proudly affiliated with: The Lee County Injury Prevention Coalition, your Community Traffic Safety Team, the American Trauma Society, and the American Driver and Traffic Safety Education Association.
YES   NO :  I’m interested in volunteering, please have someone contact me/us.