Healthy & Happy
June, 2012 - Issue #92
The weather is warm and it's time to get moving! Learn about "custom consistency," one of the most influential forms of yoga, the vast benefits of a detox (It will change your life!) and more.

Two New Hearing Aid Options with Little or No Visibility
Two new hearing aid options, Wi Series Secret Ear and SoundLens, are designed to fit deep within your ear canal for little to no visibility. Both feature the latest noise reduction and speech preservation system, which is designed to deliver more clarity, even in noisy environments. The Wi Series Secret Ear hearing aids are designed to make listening easy and enjoyable again. Even better, all this performance comes packaged in a custom, discreet, award‑winning design from Starkey, the only American‑owned and operated hearing aid manufacturer. Also, SoundLens is the only 100-percent invisible, custom and digital hearing aid on the market. It sits comfortably in the second bend of your ear for complete comfort and invisibility. Advanced Audiology 250-6904

Home Instead Senior Care Hosts Free Family Education Workshops
In the month of June, Home Instead will host four Family Education workshops. "Alzheimer's Disease or Other Dementias" will help you learn about the causes of disease, recognize the symptoms and more. "Capturing Life's Journey" will help you and others provide the best care for your loved one by encouraging them to share their stories and memories. "Techniques to Handle Challenging Behaviors" will introduce you to methods to handle difficult behaviors displayed by those with Alzheimer's or other dementias. "Activities to Encourage Engagement" will teach you how your loved one will benefit from activities for the mind, body and soul.

Midwives take Time to Offer Care
Midwives recognize that clients are individuals and because of their individual personal, cultural and religious beliefs, every birth experience is different. Midwifery care is ongoing and involves education, health promotion, social support and clinical assessment. Midwifery encourages mind-body connections, recognizing the spiritual and emotional aspects of birth, allowing women to birth with strength and dignity. Midwives encourage women and their families to make informed choices, creating an atmosphere in which they can celebrate the miracle of birth, wherever they choose to be. Midwifery is personalized care and most health insurance plans cover midwifery care. Additionally, the SCV Birth Center offers flexible payment plans, assisting you in getting the kind of care you desire. SCV Birth Center 254-3000

New Advances in Skin Care Technology
Tanda Luxe & Tanda Clear Offers Skin Rejuvenation
& Acne Clearing in Facial Device

Luxe uses a super-luminous LED array to deliver concentrated beams of red light for a fractional phototherapy effect. Coupled with sonic vibration and gentle warming in a unique massaging treatment head, these complimentary technologies deliver a professional photo facial experience for luxurious, soft, smooth, glowing skin. Clear combines powerful bacteria-killing blue light with sonic vibration and gentle warming for clinically proven clearing results. The large treatment surface attacks acne breakouts fast to deliver unsurpassed speed and effectiveness for calm, clear, beautiful skin. Available at Advanced Dermatology & Cosmetic Care 254-3686

TNS Essential Serum
This all-in-one anti-aging product improves the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and the overall tone and texture of skin. Seven antioxidants go beyond fighting free radical damage and pair with specialty ingredients to immediately plump the skin. Right now, DermaCure is offering TNS Essential Serum at a special price - $200 (normally $260) - plus you will get a free 15% AHA/BHA treatment (a $40 value) that improves the appearance of skin texture, tone and smoothness by exfoliating the skin. DermaCure 257-8400

You're Only Six Months Away from the Smile of your Dreams
Valencia Dental Arts' clients are raving about the fantastic results Powerprox Six Month Braces provides. This incredibly affordable, painless, quick system straightens teeth, closes gaps and creates gorgeous, confident smiles. Great financing options are available. Valencia Dental Arts

Runners Lane Hosts "The Walking Group"
Every Saturday at 7 a.m., get your heart pumping in the company of a fun and friendly group. All ability levels are welcome and refreshments are available after the walk. Walk, talk and have fun - for free. Each walk starts and ends at the Runners Lane location. E-mail for more information.

Even the most Dedicated Caregivers Need a Break
Compassionate companies like Visiting Angels can provide temporary home care for vacation relief, respite care or busy times. They can assist your loved one with companionship, meal preparation, light housekeeping, personal care and errands. Visiting Angels 263-2273

Popular GYN Returns to Serve SCV Women
Matty Ng has practiced in women's health for 21 years, as a certified nurse midwife and a women's health nurse practitioner. She currently serves as clinical faculty for the Medical School at USC and at UC Irvine. Her local practice, which is now taking appointments and officially opens on June 4, provides care for women of all ages. Services include annual exams, birth control, pre-conception planning, treatment for irregular periods and for polycystic ovarian syndrome. Matty specializes in pre-menopausal symptoms as well as menopause and bio-identical hormone replacement therapy. If you are suffering from decreased energy, you may be struggling with adrenal fatigue. Matty will evaluate your thyroid (a problem that often goes undiagnosed) and assist you in choosing exceptional, individualized supplements. Genetic breast- and ovarian-cancer detection is available, as is testing for Lynch Syndrome, which is associated with familial colon, endometrial and some ovarian and pancreatic cancers. Her philosophy is to "care for and listen to women." GYN Center for Women 284-6997

An Introduction to Iyengar Style Yoga
Iyengar yoga is founded in the teachings of B.K.S. Iyengar, a living yoga master recognized in 2004 by Time Magazine as one of the 100 most influential people of the century. This method of hatha yoga is recognized for its thorough exploration of poses as they relate to the physical, emotional, spiritual, physiological and psychological aspects of each individual student. This practice emphasizes correct alignment and a deep focus on anatomical structure. Poses are held for longer periods of time to allow them to penetrate deeper within the layers of the body and consciousness. These classes are perfect for beginners as well as those seeking to refine their ongoing practice. It is a method that is appropriate for anyone - regardless of age, degree of health or other perceived limitations. The Iyengar method teaches students how to develop strength and flexibility. Increased ability to focus, observe and relax are developed, as well as the increased sense of understanding and compassion toward oneself and others. Yoga Yoga 222-7777

Whiten your Smile
Many people are interested in whitening their teeth and improving the appearance of their smile. This can be accomplished by a variety of methods. Over-the-counter whitening products like strips or paint-on formulas can be effective for some people. However, sometimes it takes professional-strength whitening gels to achieve the desired results. In general, a dentist can provide you with the strongest bleaching products that are safe for your teeth. These gels can be applied "in-office" with three or four "Power Bleaching" sessions, followed by at-home whitening with custom fitted trays. Porcelain veneers are a reliable and generally conservative dental procedure that can give a patient the "Hollywood Smile" that many people want. Today there are ultra-thin veneers available called Lumineers. Placing Lumineers can often be accomplished without using anesthetic and usually does not require removal of significant tooth structure. A dental professional can tell you which cosmetic procedures you are a candidate for. Dr. Joanne Young, DDS

Consistency & Customization is the Key to Achieving Results
"Consistency and customization is the key to being a fitness success," states Rochelle Ison, director of fitness services for Total Woman Gym and Day Spa. It usually takes between eight to 12 weeks of consistent exercise to develop habits and achieve results. Along with consistency, having a customized program also directly affects results. "If you have a fitness program that is customized for your body, interests and goals, you will be guaranteed to achieve those results in a safe, effective and efficient manner. Exercise smarter not harder." Total Woman Gym & Day Spa 219-0403

Keeping Seniors Safe at Home with Technology Solutions
America's 65+ population is growing at a swifter pace than the working age sector. One result will be a decreasing supply of caregivers relative to the number of people needing home care. Technology solutions like those of SafetyChoice by Comfort Keepers are proving their value by helping to fill this gap, extending the reach of caregivers and enabling seniors to stay safe and independent at home between visits by family or professional at-home caregivers. The growing ranks of seniors who choose to age at home greatly benefit from the protection provided by safety technology solutions, such as emergency response systems. And their families enjoy greater peace of mind knowing their loved one is still being watched over when they can't be there. Technology solutions, such as video monitoring, give even distant family members the opportunity to be involved in their loved one's elder care. The Family Caregiver Alliance says that an estimated 5.1 to 7 million Americans care for an older family member from a distance.

In-home care technology also improves health outcomes, for instance, as it reminds seniors to take medicine; provides seniors a quick way to get help in the event of falls or other emergencies when they are alone; and monitors the movements of persons who wander due to Alzheimer's disease and other dementia-related conditions. Comfort Keepers In-home Care 287-4200

Top 10 Reasons to Cleanse the Body
With all the impurities and toxins not only in the air we breathe but in the food we eat, it's important to take a time out every three months or so for a total body cleanse. This not only removes impurities from your body but also promotes weight loss! Sometimes people have been known to carry as much as five pounds in waste just in their intestines.
1Hit the "reset" button. Combined with nutritious foods and lots of water, a cleanse can help your body hit the "reset" button and start repairing, rebuilding and revitalizing itself. The Ultimate Cleanse by Supplement Rx is not, in fact, a colon cleanse, but a full-body lymphatic cleanse. It is designed to remove the impurities and clean the receptor cites so that the body can more effectively absorb the nutrients it needs.

2Restore adrenal gland function. Do you ever feel sluggish? Constantly increasing the amount of energy drinks or caffeine? Blame it all on burned out adrenal glands. Over time, energy drinks, coffee and other stimulants can place a huge burden on the adrenal glands. Now you can restore those adrenal glands back to optimal function with a simple cleanse. Then you will notice a quicker absorption pattern without using more stimulants.

3Repair, rebuild, revitalize. The Ultimate Cleanse supplies essential vitamins and minerals needed for energy production, maintenance of muscle tone and antioxidant protection. As the body is cleansed and toxins are removed, the nutrients need to repair, rebuild and revitalize are immediately available.

4Increase the ability to withstand stress, increase mental alertness and work output, improve quality of work under stressful conditions, and improve athletic performance (Eleuthero).

5Help metabolize sugars as well as provide antioxidant protection (Alpha-lipoic acid).
6Enhance energy, increase blood flow to the brain and improve transmission nerve signals as well as antioxidant activity (Ginkgo extract).

7Fuel the brain and reduce cravings for sugar, carbohydrates and alcohol (Glutamine).

8Lower elevated cholesterol and triglycerides as well as reduce body weight (Gugulipid).

9Build strong protective effects against macular degeneration, and cancer of the mouth, pharynx, esophagus, stomach, colon, rectum and prostate (Betatene).

10Reduce allergic inflammations, inhibit certain viruses and help with rheumatoid arthritis (Quercetin).
Gold's Gym Valencia 219-0400
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