Doctor Simonetti Honored as Top Doctor in 2020

Top Chiropractor 2020          Doctor Simonetti

There are many reasons Dr. Stephen Simonetti was selected as a Top Doctor in 2020. The most relevant is patient satisfaction.  As Dr. Simonetti states, “when a person has a health concern I always felt that’s the most important thing is for them to correct the cause of the problem, rather than just temporarily manage their symptoms. For this reason, I have done my best to master the traditional chiropractic techniques and other ancillary procedures that help people accomplish my patient’s goal””

During the past 37 years as a doctor of chiropractic Dr. Simonetti has been very active in his profession and in helping the less fortunate. Below are some of his credentials and accomplishments:
President of the Congress of Chiropractic State Associations (2004-2006)
Honorary Lifetime Member of the Congress of Chiropractic State Associations 
President of the New York Chiropractic Council (2003-2005)

Immunity Tips


The health of your body—to a great degree—is determined by the strength of your immune system. We're going to cover as many immune-strengthening factors as well as lifestyle choices, which decrease immune function. Before we start, two factors determine if you stay healthy or get sick with any disease:

1) The bug, virus, or disease 
2) The host

Here are TIPS TO BOOST YOUR IMMUNITY to strengthen the host (the wonderful you)!

• Avoid sugar! Not just table sugar but all foods and drinks that contain sugar. All breads, pasta, flour and cereals (CARBS) are broken down and digested as sugars. A glass of Tropicana orange juice has enough sugar to deplete your immune system for five hours.

•Avoid stress, including watching too much media. Stress and fear increase cortisol levels and other stress hormones, which suppresses immune function.

•Reduce stress levels with chiropractic care. Sheldon Cohen, Ph. D. was the lead author in a research study, Psychological Stress and Susceptibility to the Common Cold published in the New England Journal of Medicine. The study revealed that the major reason why one person gets sick and one will not for the common cold and most respiratory ailments is stress level. Besides cortisol, stress will increase three other stress hormones; epinephrine, norepinephrine and catecholamine. These hormones suppress immune function. Several research studies have shown that spinal adjustments inhibit these hormones, as well as cortisol and particularly norepinephrine, boosting immune function and your ability to avoid disease and infection. This is the rationale as to why many of our patients inform us that they no longer get their annual cold/flu since they have started chiropractic care.

•Exercise has been proven to reduce stress hormones in addition to many disease processes, including heart disease, high blood pressure, blood sugar problems like diabetes, depression and cancer. Exercise not only reduces the likelihood of disease but also helps to improve digestion, sleep patterns, normalizes weight, and can increase energy.

•By getting 15 minutes of sunlight without sunscreen, you will give your body the amount of vitamin D3 three needed for the day. Some studies suggest that our daily intake of vitamin D3 should be from 1000 to 4000 IU. Many people have blood levels well under 1000 IU. Best dietary sources of vitamin D are fatty fish such as wild salmon, wild tuna (not too much tuna due to high mercury content), organic eggs, and mushrooms. The most usable sources of D3 are the sun or dietary; however, if you're not getting enough taking a vitamin D3 supplement may be needed to ensure optimum immune function.

•Getting adequate rest and eating a diet rich in multi-colored vegetables, fruit, good fats found in wild fish, avocados, raw or dry roasted nuts, good sources of protein such as fish, organic eggs, legumes (lentils, beans, chickpeas, peas) is crucial to optimizing your immune function! Some sources say mega doses of vitamin C help immune function as does zinc. Unless you're eating a variety of highly nutritious foods it is difficult to obtain adequate amounts of vitamins and minerals.

There are many things you can do to help improve your immune system. Your body is an amazing creation that knows how to stay healthy. Sometimes we give power to things we have no control over. Proper lifestyle choices are a choice! Each day we have choices that help us stay healthy or make us more vulnerable to getting sick. Use your power to make better lifestyle choices!

The Cross Island Chiropractic Wellness Center has built a foundation on being an Educational Institution as well as a Healing Institution. We ask that you consider Dr. Simonetti and Dr. Valenti as your personal “Health Coach”. Please feel free to ask any questions that you believe are pertinent to your health and well-being. Additionally, share what you now know with your family, friends and co-workers. You may improve the life of someone you care about

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If you or a loved one is suffering from headaches you may be suffering needlessly. For the past 35 years our office has helped people out of pain by correcting the cause of headaches. Many times drugs, i.e., Tylenol, Advil, Excedrin, provide only temporarily relief. Call our office 718 746-4777 to schedule an appointment to be helped with safe, natural chiropractic care!

For more information or to schedule an appointment with call 718-746-4777 today!

Drs. Stephen Simonetti and Jo-Anne Valenti are chiropractors serving Whitestone and the surrounding area. Our chiropractors and the rest of the welcoming team at Cross Island Chiropractic Wellness Center are committed to providing chiropractic solutions to address your unique needs, whether you are experiencing back pain, neck pain, headaches, or even muscular tightness and tension. Many families have chosen our office for the care of their children. Often newborns who have had a "natural child birth" experience a traumatic birth process resulting in misalignment of the vertebrae in the neck. Colic, ear infections, torticollis, asthma and other breathing problems result from the nerve irritation associated with spinal misalignment (subluxation) from the birth process. Or you may be searching for pain relief after an accident, experiencing an injury, or if you suffer from a specific condition like chronic back pain or a spinal condition. If you're looking to improve your overall health, our chiropractor can help you attain your everyday wellness goals! Visit our testimonials page to find out what our patients are saying about our personalized health care services.

At your first visit to Cross Island Chiropractic Wellness Center, Drs. Simonetti and Valenti will explain how chiropractic care works and give you a full evaluation to determine if chiropractic can help you and/or your child. Your chiropractic care for will be tailored for your condition and health goals.

If you have not been to a chiropractor before and want to find out more, please Email Us or call 718-746-4777 to receive the answers to your questions from our experienced team. We also welcome referrals, so we invite you to share our chiropractic and wellness information with your friends and loved ones.

If you would like to stay informed about the latest in chiropractic care or if you want to start receiving free articles about health and wellness news, subscribe to our bi-weekly newsletter, even if you are not a patient. We also offer a member wellness area which includes our animated exercise videos, wellness articles, and other healthcare resources.

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Dr. Stephen Simonetti
Whitestone Chiropractor | Cross Island Chiropractic Wellness Center | 718-746-4777
7-08 149th Street
Whitestone, NY 11357

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  • Dr.
    Steph​e​n Simonetti

    Dr. Stephen Simonetti graduated from Life Chiropractic College in June, 1983. He has maintained a private practice in Whitestone, New York since August, 1983. For most of his professional life Dr. Simonetti managed to balance his family time and a busy chiropractic practice while becoming a widely-recognized political leader of his profession.

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    Jo-A​nne Valenti

    Dr. Jo-Anne Valenti is a graduate of New York Chiropractic College, and has been a patient-focused Doctor of Chiropractic for over 25 years, as well as a Certified Clinical Nutritionist for over 14 years.

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