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A DENTIST, AN ARTIST AND A VISIONARY

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DEPARTMENTS

6 PUBLISHER’S NOTE 10 “AMERICA’S MEMORY

MOTIVATOR” MEMORY Starts With ‘ME‘ (Protecting your memory) BY HERMINE HILTON

12 DINING

feeling KAISHIN “an open heart brings you the world." BY JC CADENA

20 RELATIONSHIPS

Trusting relationships between men can make all the difference BY WAYNE M. LEVINE

22 AROUND TOWN

October Sports Fest BY TOMMY HAWKINS

37 HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE

Looking for the perfect gift?

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BY DAWN McCARTHY

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HEALTH

32 10 tips for healthy living BY KATHY FAULSTICH

C O V E R S T O RY

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A Dentist, an Artist and a Visionary Interview: Dr. Bob S. Perkins BY VEERA MAHAJAN

34 Knowledge is power BRCA testing

36 Holistic/Biological dentistry 38 New teeth in one day – a life changing procedure

BY DR. SAJ JIVRAJ

42 When does leg discomfort

16 LET’S DRIVE

‘Electric Star Power’

Several new luxury Plug-In cars are charging up to take their place in the spotlight BY MARCUS AMICK

point to Venous Reflux?

BY GREGORY K. ALBAUGH, DO, FAPWCA

44 VIEWS

The Ego RECIPES

46 Japanese Kobe Beef Patty 48 Japanese Pizza 50 L.I.V.E

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Acupuncture for Veterans with PTSD How can we make acupuncture and meditation more available to them? BY KATHLEEN ROSENBLATT

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“NEXT!”

S. Scott Conner BY NERY GOMEZ I Photography by Travis Jourdain

PROFILES

25 Eric Finzi

Belgo Fine Arts Doctor Of All Repairs Photography by Leonard Monje

31 Gabrielle’s Garden

Discovering treasure…. More attainable than you think. BY JC CADENA I Photography Carlos Gauna


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CONTRIBUTING WRITERS Hermine Hilton Tommy Hawkins JC Cadena Kathy Faulstich Wayne Levine Dr. Saj Jivraj Veera Mahajan Kathleen Rosenblatt Christine Farrell Eric Finzi A Parthasarthi Marcus Amick Carolee Merrill Gregory K. Albaugh Nery Gomez Mike Mahmoodi

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We have added three new people to our staff! As you might have noticed, we have added more pages and now we are printing and distributing 15,000 copies, from Venice to Ventura and the Valley. We are growing! We thank all our supporters, writers and advertisers for that. We had always given discounts to non-profits but now we have officially decided to support them with a discounted package. We wish to give a voice to anyone who has something positive, educational and interesting to tell. Supporting the “Spirit of Malibu” with positive energy and good will, through healthy body and mind news and information, we are always working to bring you editorials and articles that will give you food for thought to digest, and energizing tips for maintaining a fit body. This Malibu healthy life style is possible for everyone, anywhere, if we focus on taking care of ourselves, both physically and spiritually. To promote sound mind and body themes, we are dedicated to bringing our readers a whole new Health Section starting with this issue. We are so excited to announce another wonderful development. Tommy Hawkins (Author and former LA Laker) and I are working with Pepperdine to bring together Pepperdine scholars and community members to gather for a round table discussion about the big issues of our time. The exploratory discussions will be held at the Pepperdine library. It will be a quarterly small gathering but would be a platform to examine major issues and then broadcast our findings through the Malibu Chronicle and Pepperdine library resources. We are planning to start this program by next quarter. We will as usual keep you posted of the progress. On a personal note: I just started my Masters in Dispute Resolution at Pepperdine Law School. As always, I invite you to please send me a note at veera@malibuchronicle.com for any suggestions or comments. I look forward to hearing from you.


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Weight control is of major importance to your physical health and its effect on your memory.

MEMORY Starts With ‘ME’ (PROTECTING YOUR MEMORY) BY HERMINE HILTON ‘AMERICA’S MEMORY MOTIVATOR’


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[International Speaker and Author of “50 Ways to a Better Memory”, “The Executive Memory Guide”, & “Fuhhgeddaboutit!” (How To Stop Worrying About Your Memory), Hermine’s column ‘ABOUT YOUR MEMORY’ appears monthly, online, in The Malibu Chronicle. You may have heard her on Radio or seen her on Television with David Letterman; Charlie Rose; Matt Lauer; Bryant Gumbel; or a host of others. She is the creator of Sonik Memory and the memory motivator for the Fortune 500 Companies from Nordstrom to NASA.]

Your MEmory is one of your most valuable assets. And it is up to you to do everything you can to protect it. Your Physical Health… …can effect your ability to remember. Strengthening your cardiovascular system should have positive effects on the brain. The brain thrives when there is adequate blood circulation. On the other hand; your brain’s ability to function smoothly is compromised if the blood vessels that deliver nutrients and oxygen to the brain are damaged. Diet and Exercise… …are most instructive in protecting your heart and brain. Attention to the right diet can help with hypertension while exercise helps to control blood pressure. And promoting healthy eating and ample exercise helps toward weight control. Weight control is of major importance to your physical health and its effect on your memory. This, because excess weight increases the risk of heart disease, high blood pressure, and other conditions that can affect the brain in a negative way. A good diet means eating nutritious vitamin laden foods (for example; broccoli, asparagus, avocados, lettuce, tuna, mackerel and fresh fruit.) While there is no solid proof, these are the foods that nutritionists tell us are the best to promote brainpower. (So kiss-off the candy bars… and jilt the Jack.) Also, researchers tell us NOT to overemphasize costly nutritional supplements at the expense of a balanced diet. Exercise can elevate the levels of certain chemicals in your brain vital to memory formation. Your brain loves physical exercise because it promotes the growth of new brain cells. (And I bet you thought you couldn’t grow any new ones.) A brisk one half hour walk about five days a week will do more than keep you shapely. It will relax you, get your circulation going, increase cerebral blood flow, and diminish hypertension. Senior citizens who walk regularly perform far better and quicker on memory tests than those who just sit around the house. And if you’re up for aerobics it’s a great way to boost your mental powers. All that jumpin’ around is a sure-fire way to get extra oxygen to your energy lovin’ brain. But even light exercises like yoga or just squeezing a stress ball can do wonders. (So Get off that couch…You’re not a potato.)

Sleep… …is it good for your memory? The answer to that is a resounding ‘YES’. So love your bed. A rested mind can be an attentive mind. And attention is the base of learning. Having adequate sleep allows you to concentrate. Concentration is the bulwark of overall mental performance. Lack of sleep deprives you of your mental prowess. It renders you slow to learn, causes forgetfulness, and incapacitates your IQ. While sleeping, your brain can practice new skills such as playing the piano, perfecting your golf swing, or learning a language. This happens because sleep is when your brain processes new memories and reactivates the circuits it was using when you were gathering new information. There is also evidence that problems may be solved in the depths of your dreams. (So grab that pillow and get your head down.) Don’t Mess With Stress… …because on the list of causes of memory disorders, Stress & Anxiety rank number#1. Stress can lead to depression, which is also associated with memory disorders. Stress causes sleep disturbance and difficulty with concentration. It fatigues you and robs you of energy, which leaves you with a lack of interest or desire for focus. And focus is the mainstay and uppermost necessity when collecting and connecting with new memory. Research shows that prolonged exposure to stress can interfere with the function of neurotransmitters in the brain. Stress creates toxins that cause cell damage in the brain’s memory region and therefore interferes with the brain’s learning ability. Repeated stress actually remodels the brain and causes nerve cells to shrink. (Better put on some Mozart or Kris Kristofferson and get over it!)

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BY JC CADENA

feeling KAISHIN “an open heart brings you the world."

He continued, “its a feeling of having an open heart, where unconditional love is found”. “An open heart can give you…” he left me in suspense as I listened intently to his words, “the world! To many and to us in Kaishin the world means; love, friends, family”. When he said this, it all made sense. When I visit Kaishin I always feel welcome. I never hesitate to find my table and make myself at home. It’s a feeling I don’t really get anywhere else quite like this. On that sunny Malibu afternoon my friends were running late, due to traffic on the ever so popular Pacific Coast Highway. I met a beautiful lady, sitting across from me. She was having lunch with her best girl friend. She had overheard my conversation with Sacha. Christine meets her friends at Kaishin before they pick up their kids who attend the local elementary school. She recommends to the Malibu public to bring their kids to Kaishin, as Kaishin provides BENTO boxes especially for little emperors. “They have fun, eat a healthy delicious meal and I get to enjoy quality time with my kids. Once in a while I meet my husband here and enjoy a nice romantic dinner”, Christine said. Apparently I was not the only one ”feeling KAISHIN”. Was it the friendly service, the delicious food, the modern décor, the beautiful location that made Christine and I feel at home? I found the answer to be in Kaishin’s origin, its essence, and specially the menu that has been prepared and designed to fit the Malibu spirit.

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“DO YOU KNOW WHAT KAISHIN MEANS? IT MEANS, TO HAVE AN OPEN HEART”, OWNER SACHA SAID ABOUT KAISHIN, AN ASIAN FUSION RESTAURANT LOCATED AT THE MALIBU COLONY PLAZA IN MALIBU JUST A FEW BLOCKS AWAY FROM THE PIER.


REVITALIZING SMILES AND LIVES Dr. Jivraj knows that a smile is priceless. Beyond the self confidence that a beautiful smile brings healthy teeth provide the foundation for overall wellness. As a Prothondontist, Dr. Jivraj is a highly trained specialist in implant and cosmetic dentristry. Patients come from all over the world to experience the very highest level of treatment in the relaxed, warm, state of the art facilities found at Anacapa Dental Art Institute.

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DR. BOB S. PERKINS So, I thought I would ask him some more questions for (MC) Malibu Chronicle. He agreed to answer them… Dr. Perkins is not only brilliant dentist; he has a great sense of humor. His staff is always smiling. He looks in your mouth, planning his next move as if he is an artist planning his next stroke. Today, during my appointment, he said that he sometimes lies awake at night thinking about new ways he can make his patient’s treatments more effective and get faster results. BY VEERA MAHAJAN

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as comprehensive and as holistic as possible. This means that we don’t just look at teeth, but we look at the whole face, the profile, lip support, where the teeth are in the mouth, etc. We try and make the connection between the health of the mouth, and the health of the whole body, because there is a direct connection between dentistry, general wellbeing and confidence. We do family, cosmetic, and implant dentistry as well as orthodontics and facial orthopedics for children and adults. We treat TMD (Temporo Mandibular Disorders, TMJ) and chronic headache and facial pain issues. We diagnose and treat sleep apnea and we are very proactive in our hygiene program in order to recognize and eliminate any chronic infections that affect general as well as dental health. We screen for oral cancer as well. It is important, even crucial, to see the "big" picture and not just to see the teeth in a vacuum. MC: YOU DO A LOT OF ORTHODONTICS. WHAT ARE YOUR PHILOSOPHIES IN THAT FIELD? Dr. P: Well, that is a big question!

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I would say that 1/2 of my practice is orthodontics and/or dental orthopedics. Orthopedics is changing the shape and relationship of the bones of the face to create better symmetry and balance. It’s not just about straightening teeth. The benefits are better facial proportions, better airway, more tongue space (very underrated) and less likelihood of TMD and other chronic pain issues of the head and neck. Some people have good facial proportions and symmetry but they just need their teeth straightened. Others need an approach that brings the lower face in better harmony with the upper face and better placement of the teeth in the mouth in order to develop a better profile and a more flattering position for the teeth. We like to see patients early, no later than 7, in order to determine if they need early intervention to address the jaw relationships and any airway issues. If we can get these resolved at an early age, the orthodontics (tooth straightening) down the road will go much more quickly and easily, primarily by creating the space necessary for all of the teeth to fit in the mouth. We also do a lot of short-term orthodontic cases using clear brackets and tooth colored wires, cases that might conventionally take two years, and finishing them in less than 6 months. This is ideal for adults whose upper and/or lower teeth have crowded over the years. MC: WHAT ARE SOME THINGS ABOUT DENTISTRY THAT YOU WOULD LIKE TO INFLUENCE OR CHANGE? Dr. P: I’d like to see kids getting

orthopedic/orthodontic evaluations at a young age, before 7. I also think it is very important to have an evaluation of the upper airway of any child. Make sure there are no enlarged tonsils, allergies, enlarged adenoids, etc., which forces breathing through the mouth. Breathing through the mouth changes the face, the teeth, the jaws, quite dramatically in an unfavorable way. If we catch this earlier than later it can be

huge at promoting proper facial growth and avoiding other structural problems as well. MC: WHAT DO YOU ENJOY MOST IN DENTISTRY? Dr. P: Apart from the orthodontics/orthopedic

stuff I really like doing smile makeovers, using porcelain veneers. The results are profound and from start to finish can take as little as one week. Maybe most gratifying is eliminating chronic pain in the head and neck area, chronic headaches, TMD, etc. We have been extremely successful in treating pain by putting muscles in a position where they are not chronically tight and tense. When you position the jaws so that the muscles that support jaw function are not always under functioning, you can almost always find comfort and stability. Most people think the position of their jaws, where their teeth come together, is the place their jaws were meant to be…this is very often not the case. There are a lot of adaptive reasons, environmental reasons, why the teeth meet the way they do, often in a place where the muscles that support chewing are being overworked. We can correct this in a couple of different ways. MC: WHAT DO YOU WANT TO BE KNOWN FOR IN MALIBU? Dr. P: Well, of course I want to be known for

providing an "extraordinary dental experience" and all that that entails; customer service, happy patients, etc. I want my office not only to be a place for great dental care but a place where people enjoy spending time. Apart from dentistry, I want to bring something to Malibu to help develop its sense of community and shared experience instead of a group of disparate people who are disconnected from one another. MC: HOW DO YOU DO THAT? Dr. P: Well, there are a lot of ways…bringing

people together is one strong way. For example, my work neighbor, Veronica Barton Schwartz, of Veronica Spa, is amazing at facilitating relationships and bringing people in her world together. It is inspiring. I try to do that as much as I can by taking disparate people and bringing them together. It’s important for me to have connections with people from different segments of our society, the restaurant owners…..and the busboys. MC: WHAT IS MALIBU TO YOU? Dr. P: I suppose the ocean and the mountains

are the things that I most appreciate on a daily basis. I am so lucky to be able to get in the ocean several times a week and look back towards land and see this beautiful expanse of pristine mountains. In addition to its beauty, Malibu is the confluence of people from all over the country (and the world) who have come here and realized their dream. It attracts people who have made their dreams come true. They could live anywhere, but they choose to live here. Malibu selects for brilliant and creative minds. MC: WHAT ARE YOUR OTHER PASSIONS AND HOBBIES? Dr. P: Discovery, Taking the Stairs, KINDNESS!


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Electric Star Power SEVERAL NEW LUXURY PLUG-IN CARS ARE CHARGING UP TO TAKE THEIR PLACE IN THE SPOTLIGHT! BY MARCUS AMICK

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of an electric vehicle only conjured up thoughts of driving some small two-door car that left little to the imagination when it came to styling? In fact, some years ago owning an EV required you to sacrifice a lot of your personal taste and space for the sake of going green. Well, these days the technology driving electric and plug-in hybrid automobiles has taken on a different form − and in markets like Southern California where the Tesla Model S shines, a number of new electric powered vehicles are revving up for their shot in the limelight. REMEMBER WHEN THE IDEA

From Cadillac, comes the ELR, an electric vehicle that the luxury carmaker says will define a new design theme for future models with an emphasis on modern elegance, technology, and precisely crafted details. The sporty coupe, which features what Cadillac calls Extended Range Electric Vehicle (EREV) technology, has a full driving range of more than 300 miles, using pure electric power and a range-extending generator. Scheduled to arrive in dealerships early next year, the ELR is also equipped with a system known as Regen on Demand, that temporarily regenerates energy from the ELR’s momentum into electricity that can be stored in the battery pack for later use. The regenerative system is activated using the steering-wheel paddles equipped in traditional performance cars. Cadillac’s new electric coupe will also come equipped with the carmaker’s CUE infotainment system.

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One of the most striking preparing to hit the road is the new BMW i8. Unveiled at the 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show in September as part of BMW’s new electric mobility product strategy, the sporty coupe embodies all of the elements that have defined BMW in a next generation sports car. The i8, which is expected to go on sale next spring, is powered by a plug-in hybrid system that consists of a high-powered turbocharged three-cylinder petrol engine, and the BMW eDrive electric motor, both of which interact via a high-tech energy management system. The i8’s 1.5-litre combustion engine develops 231 hp and drives the rear wheels of the car, while the 131 hp electric system sends its power to the front wheels, giving the car an all-electric range of up to 22 miles and a top speed of 75 mph. The combined driving range is over 310 miles. In addition, the BMW i8 will be available with a wide range of BMW Connected Drive features including BMW Online Entertainment, a Concierge Service, and features like Real Time Traffic Information and mobility services developed specifically for BMW’s electric vehicles.

MERCEDESBENZ S500

In the four-door segment, the all-new 2015 Mercedes-Benz S500 Plug-In Hybrid will make its road debut next year. The car, unveiled at the Frankfurt Motor Show, features a 107 horsepower electric drive system coupled with a new 3.0-litre V6 turbocharged engine. Expected to be in showrooms in late 2014, the operating range on electric power alone for the Benz plug-in is 18 miles. The full-size sedan, which Mercedes says has a fuel economy rating of 78 mpg, features four driving modes including Hybrid; E-Mode (electric power only); E-Save, where a fully charged battery is reserved to drive on electric power later; and Charge, where the battery is charged while driving. Even more, the S500 Plug-In model is expected to offer all this fuel saving technology without sacrificing any of the design and performance elements that have come to define the luxury brand. Yup, look out Tesla − there are a few new electric powered vehicles eyeing your premium spot in valet.

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Seafood, I felt a connection with her. After we met she told me she had felt the same thing. Even then as we spoke in general terms of what she wanted I had a feeling of what would be created. She had said she wanted elements of highway 1 running through Malibu. It was a beautiful, sunny day in February when I drove up to meet Michele. I felt completely comfortable with her as though I had known her forever, and she later told me she had felt the same. I loved the setting of the mural being across the street from the ocean, with the nature preserve behind it. The history of the restaurant has been a part of Malibu for the past 30 years. It was a pleasure to get to know the patrons who have been coming to Malibu Seafood for years and consider it a home away from home for them. Many of them thanked me profusely for painting the mural- as they felt I was doing it for them, which I was! I started the mural on Monday, March 4th - exactly 6 months ago today! Michele and I met to review the images I brought and we came up with the basic flow of the design. I started sketching out the design and laying in the colors over the next few days. Michele would meet with me every few days, then later about once a week.

Carolee painted a truly awesome mural for our restaurant in Malibu, Malibu Seafood. The mural is 55’ long and is a whimsical, surrealistic trip on Highway 1 through Malibu. She was completely committed to creating the very best mural for us, and exceeded our expectations. I am happy to give her a resounding recommendation. M.Ridgway, owner of Malibu Seafood

There was an energy to the mural- in a way it had a life of its own. Some of the mural came to me in dreams and I would translate them into the mural the following day. Initially I would ask Michele before I would paint something new and different. Later I would feel if Michele would like it or not - and just go with the feeling and do it. One example of this is the flying fish turning into butterflies. When she saw it she loved it!

Each of the panels of the mural has this morphing phenomena going on. The environment is of one morphing into the next.... the sky of one morphing into the ocean in another, the highway with poppies and humming birds under the ocean. It all looks real and normal until you look more closely. Michele and I both enjoy the majesty, beauty, and playfulness of nature and also the mysterious truths of quantum physics, that every thing is interconnected with everything else. The mural playfully portrays these truths. It was totally fun for me. The owners and I had a similar vision and outlook on life that allowed the mural to flow through my creative, free spirited self. I welcome you to take a tour through the mural below, and also to visit Malibu Seafood. They have the best seafood and view in Malibu!


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BY WAYNE M. LEVINE

Trusting Relationships Between Men Can Make All the Difference MEN ARE IN A GREAT DEAL OF PAIN.

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HOW CAN YOU BEGIN TO DEVELOP TRUSTING RELATIONSHIPS WITH OTHER MEN? HERE ARE A FEW SUGGESTIONS:

• Tell the truth to your friend. • Ask your brother for help. • Thank your dad for doing his best. • Invite friends over for a good talk, rather than too many beers. • Work with a male counselor to discover your masculine power.

Rather than feeling all alone when a relationship has hit a speed bump, a business transaction has turned bad, or a child has become impossibly defiant, you’ll have somewhere to turn, a man to call and an opportunity to get the help you need to turn things around, sometimes very quickly. Though it may sound a bit dramatic, this kind of support is literally life changing. You have a choice. Sit in your pain or reach out to the men for help. What choice are you going to make?

• Join a men’s group. • Start a men’s group. • Read books about male psychology and get to know yourself. • Replace old girlfriends with new male friends. • Risk looking like a fool. • Tell someone you’re sorry for having been such an idiot. • Be vulnerable and let some one you care about know that you want and need to be closer. • Be a man others look up to and trust.

Wayne M. Levine, M.A., is a Men’s life coach and director of BetterMen Coaching in Agoura Hills, CA. He teaches men to be the best men, fathers, husbands and leaders they can be through individual, couples, and group coaching, both in office and via phone. Wayne is also author of the best-selling Hold On to Your N.U.T.s—The Relationship Manual for Men. Find out more and purchase a copy of Wayne’s book at BetterMenCoaching.com.

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its myriad forms. Some men have unresolved childhood issues or have experienced trauma. Others have abused substances, battled depression, or have challenging relationships. And then there are those who are simply overwhelmed with the stresses of providing for a family, or trying to be a "good" man. I've come to discover that in all of these circumstances, men seldom ask for help, and turn, rather, to self-medication and other ways to avoid their issues. The problem is that the problems don’t go away. What gets repressed gets expressed, eventually, and usually in destructive ways. There are healthy ways, however, for men to deal with pain. The key to becoming a better man, father, husband and leader is to find a way to open up to and fully trust the men in your circle. Why is developing these trusting relationships so important? Simply put, to become the best man you can be, you need to be in the company of other men. Most men were raised primarily by women, while their fathers were barely present, for one reason or another. These boys didn’t receive their fair share of masculine modeling, guidance and nurturing. Women can teach us many things, but they cannot teach us to be the best men we can be. For that, we require other men — fathers and mentors — as we confront our doubts, fears and limitations as men, coupled with the challenges of long-term relationships, career choices, child rearing, mid-life, addictions, fidelity and mortality. Those of us who have been fortunate enough to have strong male relationships have received the guidance, butt-kicking, love and mentoring needed to navigate the treacherous waters of our life.

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petition is stifling. At no other time during the year are we so bombarded with sports offerings. There is an amazing variety of beef jerky for us to chew on. Please pay attention for at your favorite bar, on the job, at the health spa, water cooler, or just a night out at a neighborhood gathering, you will be expected to have at least a passing knowledge of what’s going on in the wide world of sports. Here are some useful tidbits of information that will alleviate that feeling of being left out: Major League Baseball is concluding its regular season and there is non-stop talk of wild card playoffs, a League Championship series and eventually the World Series. Locally we have bathed in the bounty of the Dodgers miraculous post All-Star game surge which has resulted in their winning the National League West title. With the playoffs ahead, the bleeders of Dodger Blue are fanaticizing about the team going all the way. Question: Can manager ‘Donny Baseball’ rally the team to heights they haven’t reached in 25 years? The last time the Dodgers won the World Series was in 1988. And what’s up with the Pittsburgh Pirates? Sadly, in Orange County, the Angels have fallen from playoff grace and are preparing for a long winters nap. What the hell is going on down there? Has manager Mike Scioscia ‘stayed too long at the fair?’ Is he about to lose his job? Or what is the possibility of a big front office shake-up? It’s all too quiet in Anaheim. In the National Hockey League, check out the L.A. Kings and listen to the quack, quack of the Anaheim Ducks. Our thanks to the late Jack Kent Cooke for bringing the pro sport to the greater Los Angeles area. The league embarks on its first full season in two years. Last year’s strike stricken, partial campaign was dominated by the Chicago Black Hawks, who won the Stanley Cup. But wait, there’s more. The Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA) has finished its regular season and the playoffs are in high gear. Hope sprang eternal for the flashy Candace Parker (2013 WNBA Most Valuable Player of the Year) to lead the L.A. Sparks to success, but

they ran out of gas. Lisa Leslie, where were you when we needed you? Meanwhile, the NBA Lakers, without Dwight Howard, now wearing that glaring Houston Rockets Red, plus the recovering Kobe Bryant, on the mend from Achilles tendon surgery, enter training camp swearing that everything’s gonna be OK (egbok). Three posters should be hung at the Lakers training facility: those of the Lakers three leaders (Manny, Moe and Jack); owner Jim Buss, General Manager Mitch Kupchak, and Coach Mike D’Antoni. All with tight smiles with the accompanying caption: “What, me worry?” Jim, call your sister! The Lakers Staples Center roommates, the emerging Clippers, are licking their chops in anticipation of becoming L.A.’s dominate NBA team. With new coach, Doc Rivers of former Boston Celtics fame, and led by mighty-might All-Star guard Chris Paul (CP3) and ably assisted by the steadily improving ‘King of Slam’ Blake Griffin, many feel they can do it. Oh, don’t forget College football. Locally the heat was on USC head coach Lane Kiffin to get the Trojans ‘back up to snuff.’ The crowds are dwindling, the fans booing, and many alums are saying to get rid of him. Can you believe they got their way? Kiffin is gone! In Westwood, UCLA head football coach Jim Mora continues his amazing restoration program – or is it a resurrection? The Bruins have returned to the National spotlight and are rated among the best. Another victory over USC would be icing on the cake. On the pro-side, LA is still without an NFL team. However, rumor has it that the expiring Hollywood Park Complex, next to the Forum, will become its new home. Well, that’s enough to keep you in the conversation. You can pay the receptionist on the way out. BY TOMMY HAWKINS

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RIC FINZI WAS BORN IN ASSISI ON THE LAST DAY OF WWII, a member of the

well-known Finzi-Contini family, Italian on his father’s side and Belgian on his mother’s side. He grew up in Antwerp where, from an early age, he collected art and also climbed up the walls of the Royal Museum of Fine Arts, peering into the windows to see what was being done to the paintings by restorers. Over the course of decades he developed an eye for quality and value in different areas. He began his career in the 60s as a diamond cleaver and later lived for many years in Africa, where he formed an excellent collection of African art. At the same time he was an apprentice diamond cleaver, he also studied restoration and earned an MFA degree at the Royal Art Academy of Antwerp. In 1978 he established Belgo Fine Arts Appraisal and Restoration, which has been in business for 35 years. He is also now on the faculty of the College for Appraisers in Whittier. Doctor of All Repairs, then, is really a new name for an old venture, combining the restoration of works of art with jewelry-making and repair, as well as a full lapidary shop. Eric and his staff have the capacity to work on paintings, sculpture, furniture, decorative arts and works on paper. Materials they work with include wood, bronze, marble, ivory, porcelain and ceramics. They have a full-time jeweler on staff with the ability to clean, polish, repair and

make new jewelry, as well as set and re-cut stones. Belgo, on the other hand, is the arm devoted to appraisals of fine art and other property for taxes, sales and insurance purposes. They also work on authentication of works of art with state of the art forensics and world-class professionals, for the analysis of materials and signatures. In addition to this, they have a Ph.D. on staff who performs art historical research. The company also works to place works of art through sales, and itself has an inventory of fine antiques, furniture, collectibles and artwork for sale. All of these fantastic art pieces are available for viewing by appointment. Belgo Restoration & Appraisals 2619 Exposition Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90018 323.373.1115 eric_beigo@yahoo.com

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CUPUNCTURE FOR VETERANS WITH PTSD: How can we make acupunc-

ture and meditation more available to them? If our military Veterans are returning with severe trauma and pain, it is ALL our problem. These are OUR citizens. 300,000 Vets are homeless. Suicides are averaging 26 per day. 171,000 of our current Vets have PTSD. Instead of more drugs, there are other more effective ways to restore their well-being and functionality. Let us use our efforts and our funds to heal early on, rather than hospitalize, subsidize, or incarcerate later. We need their discipline and courage as part of our national prosperity. We need them BACK! Whole! As a pioneer acupuncturist in this country, I have aided many Veterans suffering from PTSD through my multi-pronged Veterans PTSD Project: a therapy program for releasing deep-seated anxiety and depression. It includes: 1 Acupuncture treatment for physical and emotional pain. 2 Deep-state endorphin release achieved through herbs, specialized massage, breathing techniques, verbal programming, and other modalities. 3 The powerful Pulsed Electro-Magnetic Field Stimulator that can regenerate cell tissue anywhere in the brain or body, FDA approved for depression. 4 My Cellular Meditation VETERANS STRESS RELIEF audio CDs.

Acupuncture or massage point combinations can open up blocked neural centers, waking up the right bio-electrical frequencies. This can help “teach” traumatized cells how to unlearn states of fear and demoralization. It helps remove physical imbalances such as inflammation, toxicity, pain, brain chemistry imbalance, physical injuries and overall systems blockage. This treatment affects these issues by helping to break up intracellular energy trauma and revitalize

subcellular metabolism. This impacts the mental and emotional systems as well. Acupuncture and the Stress Release CDs both address the entire body’s natural, feel-good neuro-hormones to regenerate the proper brain-body connections for restoring well-being and good sleep. I have lectured twice at the Combat Stress Conference, explaining the science behind the CDs and treatment therapies. Many Veterans groups are requesting help. Singer/songwriter Graham Nash has generously contributed, but much more is needed to fill this critical need. Drug therapy alone is not adequate for many of our returning soldiers. Two STRESS RELIEF recorded segments are available for listening for free on www.BrainbodyBliss.com. We are working toward the opening of a clinical program for Veterans with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder located near the West L.A. V.A. This will help Vets transition to civilian life, eliminating both painful memories and painful conditions. Cellular Meditation is the full-body form of meditation—made easy. It is about getting endorphins, our own feel-good chemicals into ALL THE CELLS OF THE BODY— by freeing them up, and sensing them from inside. It is the ‘Feel Good’ form of meditation, easier to do than other meditation practices, while also achieving deeper results. Many Veterans and civilians have benefited from treatment and these CDs. Our non-profit Earth Harmony Foundation receives tax deductible donations from those who want to help our returning soldiers by funding their distribution to many veterans organizations who have requested these CDs. Studies have shown that relaxing meditation techniques increase the feel-good neuro-transmitters that counter mood disorders, such as serotonin, dopamine, and GABA; and beneficial hormones such as DHEA, HGH (human growth hormone), and melatonin for anti-aging and good sleep. Meditation also reduces harmful cortisol produced by stress.


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MAGINE, AS FAR AS THE EYE CAN SEE, AN OPEN FIELD. The air is filled with fragrant

scents, the trees stand tall and proud as they reach up to the sky. A sense of freedom surrounds you with wild lilac, peonies, lavender, roses and hydrangea amongst many other beautiful flowers. The blades of grass dance in the breeze. You take a deep breath, open your eyes and find yourself, in your own home intoxicated by the most romantic floral arrangement designed specifically for you. This is the experience you get with Gabrielle’s Garden a Couture Floral Design, owned by principal designer Catherine Hausman. Catherine grew up in Northern California just outside of San Francisco. Her design is an instinctive earthy English garden style that represents her nurturing passion for nature and horses. She opened her Floral Design Studio in 1998 in the heart of Montana Avenue. She named her studio after her young filly, Gabrielle. The studio became an overnight success. Los Angeles Magazine named her work the “sexiest flowers” in Los Angeles. Her work has been featured on

the cover of California Home Magazine, Veranda Magazine and she has been a contributing writer with her own column in California Home and Decor Magazine. Her design has attracted many celebrities. Her style has clients flying her to venues around the country so they may have her distinct floral design for their events. Designing is an artistic expression for Catherine. She specializes in weekly custom floral arrangements for the home. She’ll visit your home. You’ll tell her the occasion or the room in which the flowers are going to be placed. In her mind she begins to craft combinations of flowers that compliment the tone and texture of the room. The flowers are always fresh from the market. She doesn’t believe in a counting approach to how many buds should go in a vase. The vision in her head dictates, adding bloom by bloom, riding her creative freedom as masterfully as she rides horses. She recreates a natural garden. She places every bud as it blooms in nature. There is movement in the arrangement that envelops you. For the holidays, her favorites are peonies, lilac, hydrangea and roses, along with orchid blooms and cedar with unusual seasonal accents. In October and November, for Thanksgiving, she may use these flowers in fall tones with small Indian corn or gourds that subtly blend into the arrangements. This look takes refinement to achieve the elegance and uniqueness that she has developed. Swarovski crystals are also used in her holiday decor. She loves how they beautifully reflect in lighted banisters and mantels. Her arrangements are a true treasure. Lucky for us, discovering treasure is more attainable than you may think. With Gabrielle’s Garden you can discover it everyday. Gabrielle's Garden also does weddings, parties, showers and mitzvahs. For more information call: 310.476.1998 or 818.889.0076.

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10 Tips For Healthy Living "WHAT CAN I DO TO CULTIVATE A HEALTHIER LIFESTYLE? A QUESTION WE ALL CONTEMPLATE!

exercise, eat better, etc. However, upon deeper examination of the question, what begins to show up is complex, layered, and subtle. I like to think of the answer to this question as a never finished drawing, one that I want to color not with a basic box of 8 crayons, but with the big box of 64! Let’s dive in. Whatever direction we go with this question, it is important to recognize that aspects of the whole person- physical, psychological, and spiritual- are all players, are all affected, and always integrated:

1. Connect- Be kind, smile, touch. There are opportunities for connection around us all the time. Each day, practice one act of kindness toward a stranger. It will make you healthier, and on a subtler note, the energy from the goodness of your heart will make the world healthier. 2. Stand up straight- Posture affects our mood and attitude in big ways. Fun way to frame it: Lead your life with your heart. What comes into the room first? Let it be your open heart instead of your chin. Pull those shoulder blades back and down, draw your chin slightly in, broaden your collarbones. You become more receptive, alert, and confident. Add a few deep breaths to this and you are set! 3. Be needy- When you ask for help you create the opportunity for another to feel needed, trusted, and capable. When you trust someone in your moments of vulnerability, they are given the opportunity to connect, to be loving and generous.

4. Sleep- To show up fully we need to be fully rested. Sometimes this is not possible- life circumstances are unpredictable- but prioritize your rest as much as possible. Over the long haul, it will pay off. 5. Move- Your body is the house you cannot move out of. Plan for longevity; attend to your strength, your flexibility, and balance. Embrace the miraculous uniqueness of your house. Honor it. It is your companion for life. 6. Nurture something- A child, a parent, a pet, a garden. Do it lovingly and gently and see the beauty that blossoms. 7. Contemplate- Be inquisitive, be absorbed, cultivate your observing self. A quiet practice is useful here; keeping a journal, meditation, prayer. Being still with an open, alert mind, is a wonderful way to delve into the richness of our existence. 8. Plan- Look forward, visualize, actualize, work toward.

Create a road map toward a goal, in whatever area of life you choose. Moving toward an accomplishment creates a sense of purpose and vitality. 9. Be a lifelong learnerQuestion, be open, and seek out new understanding. This will help keep your mind sharp. 10. Be grateful- Above all, move through your journey with gracious thanks. Again and again, give thanks for it all.

Taking care of yourself is a gift to you, to those who love you and to the world. We are each responsible for our individual contribution to the entirety of it all. We create the world together. Be loving, be kind, and you will live a healthier life. Kathy Faulstich: kfaulstich@me.com

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What is important here is the knowledge gained from the test and how it affects your health care management and the management of all of your children, siblings, and other family members. Knowing you are positive for the gene means you have choices and insurance will now cover them (depending on your coverage). In the general population, the chances of breast cancer are approximately 8%, but if you are BRCA positive, it is up to 87%. If positive, the risk of ovarian cancer goes from a general population risk of less than 1% to up to 44%. The testing is done in the office of a health care professional who has been trained in the testing and management of BRCA. It requires a swish and spit with Scope- no blood draws, no pain. If the test is positive, what do you do? Changing your surveillance is the first step. Mammograms plus breast MRIs begin at 25 and are yearly. Pelvic exams are done twice a year and transvaginal ultrasounds and CA-125 testings are done twice a year to detect ovarian cancer. There are certain medications that can decrease the risk, and surgery is also an option. The most important part is knowing that you now have options to actually prevent the cancer that could otherwise end your life. You can also notify the ones you love to protect them as well, and help them get the proper management. Most insurance companies will cover the testing if the patient meets criteria, but financial assistance is also available for those whose insurance doesn’t pay or who are uninsured. There are Federal and California laws in place to protect against discrimination based on genetic information, and the results of the test go only to the patient and their health care provider. Knowledge truly is power in this case- the power to save your life or the lives of the ones you love.

Christine Farrell MSN, FNP-C and her staff are trained in the BRCA testing and are passionate about Women’s Health Care. Call them for questions or an appointment at 818-865-8500. Additional resources can be found at www.BRACnow.com or by calling Myriad Genetic Laboratories at 800-4-MYRIAD (800-469-7423)

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HEN ANGELINA JOLIE MADE IT PUBLIC that she carried the cancer gene and had opted to have a mastectomy, the world took notice. The gene that she carries is called the BRCA gene and greatly increases one’s risk of breast and/or ovarian cancer. The problem doesn’t lie in knowing that you do have it, but in not knowing. Not every person with a family history of cancer needs to be tested. Most cancers occur by chance and are known as sporadic cancers. This means that the person has no family history of cancer and yet, developed the disease. Familial cancer is when one has one or more relatives with cancer, but there is no specific pattern of inheritance. The cancer that requires testing is the hereditary cancer type. This means that an altered gene is passed from parent to child and they therefore have a greater risk of this cancer as well as the risk of developing it at a younger age. How do you know whether you should be tested? It is important to discuss your history with a health care professional who has been trained in the testing for the BRCA gene(s), but the criteria are also listed here below:

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Holistic/Biological Dentistry an alternative approach to dentistry that believes your oral health is absolutely interconnected to your health. It focuses on using biocompatible (non-toxic) restorative materials, eliminating infections, and promoting optimal teeth/jaw/head/neck structural relationships. The dentist also often works together with a wide variety of healthcare professionals promoting integrated, complimentary care. The focus is to identify areas of oral disease and structural dysfunction that may be negative impatcting the health and well-being of the patient. The emphasis is to use the least invasive, least traumatic, and least toxic means of diagnosis and treatment. True holistic care supports the body’s natural abilities of self-healing and regeneration. Holistic/Biological dentists believe that the impact of dental therapies could be seen throughout the body. They believe that the mouth is not disconnected from the rest of the body, and that anything done in the mouth can have significant positive or negative effects on the overall health of the patient. Most traditional dentists don’t believe in the biocompatibility testing and will not test you to see if the materials they use will cause a reaction when placed in

True holistic care supports the body’s natural abilities of selfhealing and regeneration.

your body. Most traditional dentists do not explain the differences between different composite filling materials nor do they give you a choice on which materials will be used for your cavity. Holistic/Biological Dentistry argues against any form of ingested fluoride, stressing that research has linked ingested fluoride to cancer and various bone problems, while other research has shown no benefit to the teeth from ingested fluoride. There is a definite protocol to true holistic/biological dentists in removing silver “amalgam” fillings and other infections. Holism in dentistry is a philosophy and a way of practice. Holistic/Biological, therefore means that the patient’s overall health and well-being, must be foremost in the practioner’s mind.

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New Teeth In One Day –A Life Changing Procedure

This less invasive procedure is very attractive to clients who are about to lose all their teeth. The client can walk away with a smile in a day.

all their teeth. The client can walk away with a smile in a day. On surgery day, implants are connected to the teeth, and the teeth prevent the implants from moving. The All-on-4 Dental Implants work in a manner such as the healing of a broken bone, where the patient is put in a cast to immobilize the limb to heal. The implants work in a similar fashion. THE BENEFITS OF ALL-ON 4 DENTAL IMPLANTS: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

A new smile in just one day … Minimal invasive procedure … No bone grafting of the bone … Less pain, less swelling … No more dentures … No more denture creams … Teeth like your natural teeth … Less visits to the dentist … And cost less than before.

Imagine walking in with your teeth missing, unhappy about using dentures, and then walking out with a beautiful smile. This solution is a life changing procedure. Dr. Jivraj is based in Ventura County. He is the former chairman of the section of fixed prosthodontics and operative dentistry at the USC School of Dentistry. He has written an authoritative text on Implant Dentistry that is used worldwide. He is responsible for teaching implant techniques to thousands of dentists both nationally and internationally.

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a large percentage of Americans who are missing their teeth and wearing uncomfortable dentures. Unfortunately, there wasn’t much emphasis placed on preventative dental care during this generation. The reality is that Americans are living longer and not only do they prefer to wear permanent teeth but find it necessary to do so. Dentures can cause long-term health repercussions. Wearing them makes it difficult to chew and digest food properly. Sometimes the adhesive is difficult too. Denture wearers’ confidence is hindered. Over time, the jawbone shrinks making the denture ill fitting and it becomes difficult to eat. However, if dental implants are placed, they can prevent jawbone loss and help with keeping your facial shape. Previous technology was invasive, expensive and time consuming. During the last 15 years a European procedure was developed minimizing all the past problems. “All-on-4 Dental Implants” is a technique using only 4 implants to attach a new set of permanent replacement teeth. This less invasive procedure is very attractive to clients who are about to lose ABY BOOMERS MAKE UP

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"Scott has a drive that already makes him a huge success in my book. I'm sure he'll forget all about us when he hits it big...as well he should!" Vincent Favale, Sr. VP of Late Night Programming, CBS

Scott is the First: • To Ever put a T.V. show up for auction on the Internet. √ • To be the youngest person to run for a political seat in Texas. √* • In the ratings as Host of both a Late Night TV show and a National Talk Radio Show. √ • To be voted the “Best Male Massage Therapist” in New Mexico. √ • To invent two new types of visual artwork styles. √ • Mainstream personality to publicly question 9/11. √ • To invent both a new type of men’s neck tie and a knotting process. √ • In his family tree to be able to fly a plane. √ These “firsts” are a far cry from an abusive trailer park childhood that saturated the roots of his struggle to better himself. An endeavor that included overcoming deafness, homelessness, hunger, illiteracy, anger, a crippling motorcycle accident (that “killed” him), closed industry doors, and yes, even the victim of an attempted rape. Yet, true to his cowboy ways, his dusts himself off, musters up, and says “NEXT?”!

Fair warning: Although I’ve met Scott several times, I didn’t realize ‘till after my head cleared that he is a walking Stereogram! At first glance he’s just a colorful burst of static, but if one pauses, and takes an invested look, a whole 3D world unfolds in front of you. I came to see that he is one Pente move away from becoming a household name! In a lively, “grab you” interview, Scott is refreshingly “this is how I see it and I don’t care what anyone thinks” when discussing Jerry Weintraub, Jay Leno, Charlie Sheen, Dana Plato, and Rabbi Levi. He shares personal accounts on how he was victim to an attempted rape, his profound after death experience, and how he reconciles being a Talk Show host, Medical Therapist, Show Runner, and Designer of an avant-garde line of men’s fashion, the STERLING-SCOTT Tie Collection. The Malibu Chronicle invites you to read more online at www.malibuchronicle.com/scott-conner-next. *circa 1991 For more about the STERLING-SCOTT Collection go to: www.sterling-scott.com

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IT’S WEDNESDAY NIGHT KARAOKE at Café Habana, and the crowd erupts in applause, cheering on a uniquely well-dressed guy, standing on a chair, playing harmonica to Billy Joel’s “Piano Man”. His command of the room not only transformed this simple karaoke night into a performance worthy of a classic nightclub circa 1960, but inspired an insanely hot M.I.L.F. to unbutton her blouse and bare herself to everyone! “That’s a first” I thought to myself… well to know S. Scott Conner, one would soon find out that he’s full of firsts! After an interview that lasted six hours, a face that hurt from laughing so much, an imagination flowing with general amazement, and only 500 words to sum up a very intriguing guy; I feel that short of penning a novel, I should focus in on just a few of his firsts, and then scratch the opiate surface of his life, thus giving a drop of redemptive purity to the bluster that lays beneath the Hollywood sign.


A GIFT OF WORDS hermine hilton

Did you ever stop to think of the value to another a word may hold? The other day my daughter, whose name is Espree, shared with me the most loving of them. She was preparing to leave on a long trip to Europe to attend some Internet Entrepreneurial conferences. (Her goal is to build her new start-up ‘Save Business Time’ into a dynamite endeavor, and she’d been invited to speak about it in Berlin.) Although she was more than excited about the trip she said she felt a little sad. I was surprised to hear her say that and when I asked her why, she said simply “Mom, I’ll miss you.” Her words were a gift and they touched my heart. I hope these words assured her there was no need. ! 

Dear Espree, Soon you’ll be far away and I Will long for you I know, And I will think a million thoughts Of where and how you go, And I will hope you’ll think of me And feel the love I send, When you’re in need it’s there I’ll be Just dancing on the wind. Remember all the crazy times And silly things we’d do, And thru the years despite some tears We’re quite a team we two, So if you ever feel alone Reach out and reel me in, I’m here and there a breath away Just dancing on the wind. And I believe no-matter what You do or where you are, That somehow I can be there too To see you catch your star, Forever I’ll be here for you A promise…not pretend, As long as you can see me there Just dancing on the wind. I love you, Peeps, mom

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BY GREGORY K. ALBAUGH, DO, FAPWCA

Early stages can start with fine purple spider veins and can progress to larger, bumpy veins, on the inside of the calves.

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Venous Reflux?

day, it may or may not suggest a medical problem. If leg discomfort heightens it can signify a condition called venous reflux, where the tiny valves in the veins of the legs are unable to close properly. As blood flows to the legs, it returns via the venous system to the heart. Some fluid stays in the lower legs as a result of gravity. This is normal in people who work while standing or sitting for long periods. Leg veins carry blood from the feet to the heart and rely on properly working valves, which stop blood from going in the opposite direction. When the valves become incompetent, the blood returns back down toward the feet. As this situation progresses, pressure builds in the vein, causing two things—dilation and elongation. Through years of pressure, the small veins in your leg can become very large and begin to exhibit symptoms of venous reflux. The first symptom of venous reflux is leg heaviness at the end of the day. Swelling is the second most common complaint. Other symptoms may be leg fatigue, itching, throbbing and pain. These symptoms are the result of increased pressure building up in the superficial veins during the course of the day. Once you elevate your legs all of these symptoms subside. Some patients say they simply want their legs to look better and be rid of unsightly veins. They believe they are asymptomatic—no swelling, no heaviness, no throbbing or pain. But when I ask them if they have leg cramps at night, most of them do. Early stages can start with fine purple spider veins and can progress to larger, bumpy veins, on the inside of

the calves. The number of large varicosities does not correlate with the severity of venous reflux or the number of symptoms. If left untreated, there can be a brownish discoloration of the skin on the shins, which can lead to ulceration near the ankles. When the skin changes appearance and ulceration occurs, this is permanent. Ulceration is caused by the local tissue pressure exceeding the body’s ability to provide oxygen to the tissues, and the skin dies. Ignoring the wound is never a good idea. They will never improve on their own and most likely will worsen. Management of these types of wounds is best provided by a vascular surgeon or a wound care center. In the past the standard of care has been compression stockings, which compress the leg and stop the accumulation of pressure and fluid. Stockings work well but they do nothing to treat the underlying problem. When stockings failed, the vein in the leg was removed with stripping. Vein stripping, a painful procedure, has a relatively long recovery time and an unacceptable rate of recurrence. Thankfully, we no longer perform many vein stripping surgeries. Vein surgery has come a long way. Ultrasound has increased the precision of the treatment immensely. We have help for those who seek it, and, after the correct diagnosis has been made you may be on the road to enjoying healthier new legs. Dr. Albaugh is board certified in both general and vascular surgeries. He has been with Coastal Vascular Center since 2004 with offices in both Camarillo and Oxnard. He is currently the director of the peripheral vascular lab at St. John’s Regional Medical Center. For more information, visit www.coastalvascularcenter.com

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The Ego

Ego is deadly. It creates waves of disparity and disharmony in the society. The foolish are victimized by their own ego.

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the character of human beings is one’s ego and egocentric desires. The ego is an exhibition, overemphasis of one’s person. An exaggerated projection of oneself over others. The ‘I’ that wants to get bigger and bigger, craves to be known and idolized. In the process one develops insatiable desires to maintain and inflate the ego. Most of these desires remain unfulfilled to cause mental agitation, frustration, and stress. HE VIRUS THAT ATTACKS

1. 2. 3.

I am supreme. I alone exist. I am the doer.

In the first manifestation of ego the person considers himself supreme. Feels intoxicated with an air of superiority. Suffers from a superiority complex. With pride and vanity he puts himself on a higher pedestal and regards others as inferior to him, thus estranging himself from his colleagues. In the second manifestation he feels himself all-important, as though he alone exists. And everybody and everything is meant to cater to his person. Totally self-centered, his interest and conduct is directed to his well-being at the expense of others. In the third manifestation, the ego manifests as the notion of doership: I am the doer, I do everything. A sense of arrogating every piece of work done to one’s sole effort, none else. Such a person fails to recognize the

THE MOUNTAIN AND THE SQUIRREL The mountain and the squirrel Had a quarrel; And the former called the latter “Little Prig.” Bun replied, “You are doubtless very big; But all sorts of things and weather Must be taken in together, To make up a year And a sphere. And I think it no disgrace To occupy my place. If I’m not so large as you, You are not so small as I, And not half so spry, I’ll not deny you make A very pretty squirrel track; Talents differ; all is well and wisely put; If I cannot carry forests on my back, Neither can you crack a nut.” — RALPH WALDO EMERSON

Extract from Governing Business and Relationships by A. Parthasarathy.

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The ego manifests in a person in three distinct ways:

contributions of many others towards his achievement, without whom it would not have been possible for him to accomplish. Take an example of the designer of the latest model of the Mercedes Benz. No doubt he has produced an excellent car. But he must realize that thousands of varied technicians have contributed their expertise in the past and present towards its creation. To ignore all their inputs and arrogate the new model to his sole effort is the play of the ego. His ‘I’ sticks out more than his work. Ego is deadly. It creates waves of disparity and disharmony in the society. The foolish are victimized by their own ego. You must ensure you do not fall prey to it. Learn to look at the world dispassionately. Not egoistically. Try to understand how nature works. How the animate and the inanimate are knit together to form the universe. How all of them act as spokes in the wheel of life, each one playing a distinct part. So must you play your part. He that is ignorant of this phenomenon does not perceive the great plan of nature. He fails to look at himself as a part of the whole, and develops the petty ego and suffers. You must get wiser than that. Understand that everyone in this wide world possesses a talent of his own. And you are one such. Why do you have to compare yourself with others? Just play your life’s role without an air of superiority or inferiority. Live your life in a spirit of dispassion. Remember, all the world is a stage and all men and women mere actors playing their different roles. None important, none unimportant. The great American philosopherpoet, Ralph Waldo Emerson drives home this thought in his simple poem:


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JAPANESE KOBE BEEF PATTY IN CHINESE BAO BUN WITH BRIE, FIG JAM, AND CARAMELIZED ONIONS

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Chinese Bao (makes about 24 buns) 1 Tbs. dry yeast 1 tsp. sugar ¼ cup regular flour ¼ cup warm water ½ cup warm water 1 ½ cup flour (all purpose) ¼ tsp. salt 2 Tbs. sugar 1 Tbs. canola oil ½ tsp. baking powder

Kobe Burger • ½ lbs. Kobe ground beef • Sea salt • Freshly ground pepper

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Toppings 6-8 slices of Brie 2 Tbs. Fig Jam ¼ cup caramelized onions 2 Tbs. homemade mayonnaise Directions: Mix together yeast, 1 tsp. sugar, ¼ cup flour, and ¼ cup warm water. Allow to stand for 30 minutes. Mix in ½ cup warm water, flour, salt, 2 Tbs. sugar and oil. Knead until dough surface is smooth and elastic. Roll over in a greased bowl and let stand until triple the size, about 2 ½ to 3 hours. Punch down dough and spread out on floured board. Sprinkle baking powder evenly on surface and knead for 5 minutes. Divide dough

into 2 parts and place piece you are not working with in covered bowl. Divide each half into 12 parts. Shape each part into a ball and place face down on wax paper. Let stand covered until doubled, about 30 minutes. Bring water to a boil in wok and reduce to medium heat. The water should be slightly boiling. Place plate on rack and place buns on plate. Cover and steam 15-30 minutes. Cut 68 buns in half. Meanwhile, shape meat into 6 to 8 baby burgers. Season with sea salt and pepper. Heat grill and brush buns with butter. Cook hamburger until charred. Brush buns with mayonnaise and caramelized onions. Put the hamburger over the onions and top with Brie and Fig Jam. Place the top of the bun on and serve.

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IF YOU'RE LOOKING FOR DELICIOUS SNACKS that'll fill your home with rich, mouth-watering aromas and will be sure to impress your friends, Cathy Rogers is the woman to talk to. Adapted from this gourmet Malibu Chef, Cathy's spin on these delectable creations are simple to make and heavenly to eat. BY JILLIAN LIPSTONE/PHOTOGRAPHY BY ANNIE GINGOLD


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JAPANESE PIZZA WITH QUAIL EGG, FLAX SEED AND WASABI

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Flax Crust* 2 cups raw walnuts, soak 2 hours in water 2 cups fresh zucchini ¾ cups ground flax seed ½ cup water + 1 ½ Tbs. sesame oil ½ tsp. sea salt ¼ cup toasted sesame seeds

Wasabi Sauce • ½ cup homemade mayonnaise** • 2 Tbs. wasabi paste Toppings • ½ pound ahi tuna, thinly sliced • ½ red onion, sautéed in ½ cup olive oil until golden brown • 6-8 quail eggs, 1 Tbs. sweet butter Homemade Mayonnaise** • 1 shallot • 1 garlic clove • 1 egg yolk

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½ tsp. sea salt 1 Tbs. sugar ½ juice of a lemon ½ cup vinegar 2/3 cup canola oil 1 Tbs. olive oil ½ Tbs. Worcester sauce 1 Tbs. Dijon mustard 1 tsp. dry mustard

• Heat 1 tsp. olive oil in small skillet. Add shallots and sauté until translucent. Add garlic and stir for 1 minute. Cool and place in food processor bowl. Add egg yolk, sea salt, sugar, lemon, vinegar, Worcester sauce, Dijon, and dry mustard. With machine running, gradually add oil through feed tube. Place in container until needed. Directions: For Flax crust, drain water from walnuts, place in bowl of food processor and process until

finely chopped. Place in separate bowl. Add zucchini in processor and process until finely chopped. Add to walnuts. Mix flax, water, sesame oil, and salt. Divide onto silpat sheets. Cover with saran wrap and roll out thin. Note: There will be extra cracker. Place in dehydrator on 175° for 8 hours or until lightly firm. Cut with pizza cutter into 2” rectangles. Return to dehydrator for 8-10 hours and cook until crispy. *If you do not wish to make the flax crackers, any cracker will do. **Same goes for the mayonnaise, if you do not wish to make it, you may use store bought. Mix mayonnaise with wasabi paste. Spread crackers with wasabi mayonnaise and top with tuna. Fold tuna around cracker and top with onions and sunny-side up quail egg and optional wasabi caviar. Enjoy!

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IF YOU'RE LOOKING FOR DELICIOUS SNACKS that'll fill your home with rich, mouth-watering aromas and will be sure to impress your friends, Cathy Rogers is the woman to talk to. Adapted from this gourmet Malibu Chef, Cathy's spin on these delectable creations are simple to make and heavenly to eat. BY JILLIAN LIPSTONE/ PHOTOGRAPHY BY ANNIE GINGOLD


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PHOTOGRAPHY BY LEONARD MONJE

SAY NO TO ABUSE

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