Healthy & Happy
November, 2014 - Issue #121
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Do You Need Help to Thrive?
There's a difference between living and thriving. The first sees us "going through the motions," while the second is noted by a zest for life and a confidence that carries you through even difficult situations.

Most don't realize that a good doctor can help you thrive; it's presumed that those kinds of boutique services are available only to the rich and famous. That's no longer true, though, for residents of the SCV. Thrive Medical, a division of the well-respected Unruh Spine Center, now provides affordable medical care and treatments (Often covered by insurance!) that can eliminate the pain and embarrassing issues that are holding you back from a life you truly love.

Incredibly-custom treatments that can greatly improve your quality of life are what Thrive Medical is all about. The warm medical team and staff is ready to help, whether you're an athlete hoping to find a non-invasive solution to an injury (If it's good enough for Kobe, it's good enough for you, right?); a new mom who needs a real, proven prescriptive solution to stretch marks and c-section scars; a gentleman who could use some legit help in the performance or labido department; or just someone who would feel better about themselves with less wrinkles and more hair. Right now, Thrive Medical is offering 50 percent off your first treatment. Call for details. 288-0022

A Longer, Leaner, More Slender You
Before and During the Holidays!

The holidays pose a terrible conundrum: Just when you want to look your best, the Universe tempts you with fattening treats straight from Halloween to New Year's.

ForeverSlim, a new medical-grade electro-therapy treatment, is your answer to staying toned - or getting slimmer! - during the decadent season. ForeverSlim is a safe, medically-proven way to achieve fantastic results in a shorter period of time (Say, before that big holiday bash!). Each ForeverSlim session is equivalent to hours of strenuous gym work and effectively targets those seemingly impossible-to-reach areas like the lower abs and buttocks. ForeverSlim is an exclusive custom software program that specializes in area-specific body sculpting through the use of skin-contact electrodes. Pulse waves produce rhythmic, powerful muscle contractions that result in rapid fat reduction. The treatment is relaxing and you will feel rejuvenated after a session. It's totally safe and there are no dangerous side effects.

The recommended treatment is a one-hour session two to four times a week, based on your desired results. The folks we've talked to have seen results in one to three sessions, with remarkable results in as few as eight sessions. Follow a once-a-week detox plan available at for even faster results. 313-4878

Fun Ways to Stay Healthy this Fall
Take Time to Smell the Roses
and Boost Memory while You do It

Why: According to Chicago's Smell & Taste Treatment & Research Foundation, people exposed to floral scents perform better and faster on memory tests.
The Santa Clarita Valley Rose Society will host the Wild West Rose Show at William S. Hart Park from 12:30pm to 4pm on Saturday, November 1. Roses will be on display in Hart Hall.

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Walk with Purpose
Why: Walking, per the Mayo Clinic, strengthens your bones; lifts your mood; helps you maintain a healthy weight; and can prevent or manage conditions like heart disease, high blood pressure and Type 2 Diabetes.
You could take a solo stroll, but why not make your walk even more beneficial by doing it for charity? The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society hosts the Santa Clarita Light the Night Walk on Saturday, November 8 to help cure blood cancers and improve the quality of life of patients and their families. The event will take place at Bridgeport Park starting at 5pm.

Eat more Fresh Fruits and Vegetables
Why: The CDC says that diets rich in fruits and vegetables may reduce the risk of some types of cancer and other chronic diseases.
How: Combine the benefits of walking and mild sun exposure (Natural Vitamin D!) with shopping for fresh fruits and veggies for a major win in the health department. Every Sunday, rain or shine, you can find the freshest fruits, vegetables, free-range ranch eggs, nuts, honey, potted plants and freshly-cut flowers, all at the peak of the season. The Certified California Farmers Market is open Sundays from 8:30am to 12pm at the College of the Canyons Parking Lot Number 5 off Rockwell Canyon Road.
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