Toni Eatros, AP

It is my pleasure to introduce you to Toni Eatros, a long time Naples resident and natural health practitioner.  Her business, Acupuncture and Natural Health Solutions, has something to offer everyone.  She uses a very unique combination of acupuncture, functional medicine, practical homeopathy and lifestyle suggestions to help people heal from chronic and debilitating disease.  She is passionate in her belief that a person cannot fulfill their highest potential and purpose on this planet if they are stuck in a body that doesn’t feel well.   She also helps people with run of the mill acute conditions without the use of toxic pharmaceuticals.  Toni is always thinking of ways to give back to the community and especially during our current COVID pandemic.   She is working on a project to offer FREE Curbside Acupuncture a couple days each month for anyone who wants it.   This simple treatment, that can be administered while you are in your car can help you manage stress and anxiety.  The details and specifics are still being worked out but the hope is to have this up and running by September 2020.  This is also a wonderful opportunity to give Acupuncture a try, it works!!  Check the website linked above for more details where you can sign up to receive news and updates and get her free report about with the top 10 reasons to try Acupuncture.

Toni is a fascinating and incredibly knowledgeable woman who has so much to offer the community of Naples.  She is a regular contributor to the South West Florida Health and Wellness Magazine. In addition to offering helpful articles on relevant health topics, she also offers podcasts on her Anchor channel you can find here.   Visit her website or visit the links to her articles and podcasts.  She’s a wealth of information.

Q: Please tell us a little bit about your family.

I have one teenage son and 4 year old dog. My mother and sister’s family live in town as well.

Q: Please tell us about your current, past, or future career. What do you love most about what you do?
I’ve been doing acupuncture since 1999.  Over the years I have continued my studies and added functional medicine and other modalities.  I love assisting people in reclaiming their life from chronic illness. I do this using an unique combination of acupuncture, functional medicine and practical homeopathy.  I am constantly learning new natural ways to treat and will continue to do so in my future as well.

Q: What are a couple of your favorite restaurants in our community?
Em Ons Thai Cafe  is very authentic!  This is the place I would take out of town guests, they always love it and I enjoy helping them pick if they are new to Thai food;  I also always enjoy Carrabbas!

Q: How long have you lived or worked in our community?
I have lived here on and off since 1985.  I went to high school in Naples and did my undergraduate degree here.  I spent 10 years in Seattle but returned to be closer to family.  I started my business in 2009.

Q: Who is the most interesting person you’ve met here in our community?
Dr Nikki Bechtol a local Naples native and chiropractor.

Q: If you could travel anywhere in the world right now, where would it be and why?
I would like to take a little retreat to a cabin in the mountains. I connect with forests and mountains in a way that I don’t connect with the beach.

Q: What is one of your favorite movies? TV shows?
I enjoy the series Outlander. Favorite movie: Steel Magnolias

Q: What advice would you give to people?
Do not accept having to take a medication for the rest of your life. There are ways to test and reset the system and get you off pharmaceuticals.

Q: What is something on your bucket list?
I want to own a house free and clear. I want to write a book and create a card deck.

Q: What is your go to band when you cant decide what to listen to?
Lately it has been Chris Cornell.

Q: What current or former local business makes you the most nostalgic about our community?
BT Boomers off the East Trail. I have many good memories of spending time there with my family.

Q: If you could choose anyone that is alive today and not a relative; with whom would you love to have lunch? Why? And where locally would y’all meet for this lunch?
Oprah Winfrey….I would love to ask her about her approach to business and how she has accomplished what she has accomplished.  I would take her to Em Ons Thai Cafe.

Q: What is your favorite thing or something unique about our community?
I love the variety of people that are in Naples from the snow birds to the born and bread rednecks.  We all enjoy this paradise!

Q: Where do you see yourself in 5 to 10 years?
Still helping people change their health so they are able to fulfill their purpose.

Q: (Even for friends or family), what is something interesting that most people don’t know about you?
I never stop learning.  I take more continuing education than most people that I know.

Q: What is the most beautiful place you have ever been?
Olympic National Forest

Q: Favorite month? favorite holiday? and best single day on the calendar?
My favorite month is October and Halloween is my favorite holiday (it is also my birthday). I guess the best single day would be October 31st.

Q: What would you rate a 10 out of 10?
Sitting down by the beach with live music and a cool beverage on a non-humid 70 degree evening.

Q: Who inspires you to be better?
Oprah Winfrey.

Q: What is one or two of your favorite smells?
Rosemary and Thanksgiving dinner cooking

Q: Finally, what 3 words or phrases come to mind when you think of the word HOME?
Sanctuary, Family, Love.