Current Event/ Updated 09/18
See Medicare Update 10/02/18
See Nutrition /Your Body/ Bright Body Mikka Knapp, RDN, LDN 07/10/18
Xymogen , Pharmaceutical Grade products company launced it's associaton with CleanSeas in February of 2017. This campaign aims to target the causes of marine litter by limiting the production and consumption of non-recoverable and single-use plastic such as bottles, bags, and straws. The initiative encourages government, corporate, and community involvement to achieve this goal.
XYMOGEN is honored to be part of a very exclusive group of companies to support the UN on this important environmental issue. Musto, an outdoor and performance apparel company whose clothing the British royal family often wears, Dell computers and Volvo are some of the notable businesses that have joined the initiative. International governments currently attached to this massive cleanup effort include Kenya, Sweden, Italy, Canada, and the United Kingdom. The only American governmental support to date is from the government of American Samoa.
XYMOGEN is curtailing its use of plastics by moving from plastic bottles to thin-film dose packs, which are packaged in paper cartons. The same is true for its large, plastic tubs that contain powders, such as the FIT Food and OptiCleanse family of formulas. In place of these, patients may choose to receive their formulas in perfectly portioned thin-plastic serving packets, which also use considerably less plastic.
Another way that XYMOGEN is significantly limiting its use of plastics is through its MedPax program. Instead of packaging formulas in large, rigid plastic bottles, patients can get all of their practitioner-recommended daily formulas combined into dose packs. This program alone is expected to reduce XYMOGEN’s plastic use by 40 percent.
XYMOGEN also encourages practitioners and their patients to limit their use of plastics by offering suggestions gleaned from the CleanSeas initiative.
No longer using single-use plastic straws is one easy step anyone can take right now to protect the planet. Take the pledge to stop using straws by tweeting your commitment and tagging it #StopSucking. To make your own pledge and find out more about the CleanSeas initiative, visit CleanSeas.org.
The Daeira Conservation partners with hotels and resorts to develop unique marine conservation and education guest experiences that simultaneously invest in the ecosystem services provided by marine ecosystems. We care about the triple bottom line, generating value for people and businesses, and maintaining the value of our natural resources.
Learn more at DAEIRACONSERVATION.COM or contact Marina Knapp Director of Education Programs at
Here are other ways you can join Dr. Knapp and his family in the effort to protect the planet:
Remember to use your re-usable bags
Purchase re-usable or paper straws and carry them with you
Use refillable water bottles
Bring your own take-out containers or ask for paper ones
Choose products with no or less plastic packaging
Use wax paper, cloth, or re-usable silicon bags for food and snack storage
Use biodegradable bags for cleaning up after your pet
Invest in glass or stainless steel containers with lids for leftovers
Use cloth diapers or biodegradable ones (there are a few out there)
Avoid products with microbeads[coral reef]
Wear sun-protective clothing instead of sunscreen when possible.
The Knapp Family is pleased to join in the Clean Seas Campaign And Daeira Conservation
Mar 15, 1947 - Sept 1, 2018
Licensed Nutrition Counselor
Eve Prang Plews passed away peacefully on September 1, 2018 with her adoring and devoted husband Dennis at her side. Her life spanned a dynamic, creative, compassionate 71 years in which she never stopped seeking knowledge, expertise, and new ways to serve others. Her mission lay in helping individuals improve their health and well being, and in that process, realize our common need to protect the health of the planet.
Eve has practiced in her clinic, Full Spectrum Health, in Sarasota, FL, for 27 years. Her training includes medical botany, homeopathy five-element theory, as well as functional medicine. She graduated from The Institute for Functional Medicine’s Applying Functional Medicine in Clinical Practice and, in 2013, she became 1 of 124 U.S. practitioners to have earned the title IFMCP, Institute for Functional Medicine Certified Practitioner.
With years of clinical experience counseling clients, speaking nationally to health care and medical practitioners, conducting grant funded nutrient studies, & staying on the forefront of functional medicine education, Eve became well-known for her expertise in the integration of medical science, health and nutrition. She will be missed by many of our patients and our staff.
In September we are morning the passing of Eve Prang Plews, LNC, IFMCP