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ditor’s Letter........................................................ 3 E Learn why Healthstyle’s Editor-in-Chief is thankful for the common cold.
Mindful There’s No Place Like Om..................................... 4 Health expert, Ken Levin, explores the physical and mental benefits of Yoga. Thankful Thinking................................................. 6 You explain why we should be thankful this year.
Healthy Appetite Food Therapy with Bethany Lindsey................... 8 How to prepare healthy versions of your Thanksgiving favorites. Sugar Shockers.................................................... 12 Surprising “healthy” foods that contain more sugar than you think they do.
Could your family be at risk for diabetes? Take the test on page 23.
Weird Science he Science of Soup............................................ 14 T Can the healthy components in chicken soup cure your fall virus? he Ironman Insider............................................ 16 T Expert, Ray Dean, shows you the best energy, protein and meal replacement bars.
Doctor’s Orders One Lump or Two?.............................................. 20 Learn the truth about diabetes and how you can spot its sneaky symptoms. Health Care Reform Q&A................................... 26 Get the facts and learn how the new laws will affect your family.
Vitality 8 Ways to Prep for Back to School..................... 30 Plan ahead and avoid school-time stress.
Just for Fun Puzzle Page.......................................................... 34 Exercise your brain with fun, health-minded games.
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Pass the Turkey and a Side of the Sniffles, Please Fall is in the air – so much in fact, that I’m writing this letter with a vicious sinus infection. My doctor took one look and immediately diagnosed me with having all of the usual symptoms: headache that radiates down to my cheekbones, foghorn sneeze, cough that’s easily confused with the call of a goose, ears so swollen they reject Q-tips and a strong case of self pity. (I apologize if your TMI meter is off the charts at this point, but we’ve all been there before.) Just when I realize I have to sleep sitting up and I start to really feel sorry for myself, my conscience kicks in and reminds me how easy it is to take the little things in life for granted – such as breathing, sleeping without a humidifier and eating dairy products, just to name a few. And then it hits me – maybe (in addition to the changing seasons and snuggling up next to my flu-infested boyfriend) the reason we get sick this time of year is to help us appreciate our normal state of good health. Perhaps this feeling of gratitude is just a side effect from too much cough syrup, but either way, it puts things into perspective.
As the Tylenol Cold and Sinus Gel Caps kick in, I begin to relax and think even deeper about all of the autumn-related wonders I’ll get to experience as soon as my antibiotics have finished their job. All year long, I’ve been looking forward to beautiful weather, comfort food, football games and spending time with family members I don’t see often enough. There’s an entire day on the calendar dedicated to celebrating these treasures and the joy that comes from remembering to be thankful always gives me extra encouragement to take pleasure in the rest of the year. Do your best to stay healthy and make the most out of the season by eating well (healthy holiday recipes on page 8), thinking openly (learn how to be more mindful on page 4) and being thankful (take a tip from readers on page 6).
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Sarah Perry is an Arizona native and NAU alumna who has always had a passion for storytelling and helping others. Her zest for life and experience as a marketing pro and communications expert at Arrowhead Health Centers has helped her explore new ways to find happiness through healthier living. She is particularly thankful for her amazing parents, yoga, Vietnamese food, friends who make her smile and her boyfriend’s homemade marinara sauce.
Cheers to positive thinking (and cough drops)!
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There’s no place like Om by ken levin
With the feasting season upon us, there are so many ways to become full. Turkey, sweet potatoes and green bean casserole are just a few of the culprits. But what if you think outside of your stomach and extend that fullness feeling to your mind – in other words, become more mindful?
What, exactly, does being mindful really entail? Let’s look at the words in and by themselves; “mind” and “full.” Does that mean a full mind? A mind that is full of thoughts, perhaps? While this seems to be the logical and literal interpretation, the act of mindfulness from the Buddhist meditation practice is, in fact, the act of “mindful 4 Fall 2012 • Healthstyle Magazine™
awareness;” or, simply stated, having an open awareness of body and mind. It’s the practice of being present without overlaying thoughts. Our busy lives – especially during the peak of our favorite fall holidays – leave us little time to be reflective and calm as we tend to immerse ourselves in our own racing
thoughts, memories, present stressors or concerns about the future. So how do we pause for a moment and convince our brains to turn off when we do get a moment of peace?
particularly flexible, I was very intimidated by the Yoga poses, and as is my general nature, I approached the mat with a competitive spirit and determination to “make my muscles stretch.”
Over the past two years, I have taken up the practice of Yoga as part of my health and fitness routine. Not ever feeling
Bad idea. Yoga became a stress-filled hour of forcing my body into positions it resisted at every twist, turn and
Mindful contortion. But because I hate quitting, I remained determined as I witnessed the beauty and ease with which most of the other Yogi’s manipulated their bodies like a rubber
my body resisted. I finally understood that I needed to accept what my body was capable of doing and hold onto that moment in my pose. That split second of mindfulness
That split second of mindfulness became one of my most profound realizations. Gumby doll. Several daunting, sweat-filled classes later, it was clear that I was not making much progress.
became one of my most profound realizations. For the first time, I actually began to relax, breathe and stop judging myself.
I was about to give up until, during one class, I had an epiphany – a mindful epiphany. After weeks of mental and physical frustration, it occurred to me that the harder I tried, the more
Over the following months, my struggle with my Yoga practice began to dissipate and my newfound patience led me to complete deeper stretches, increase my balance, and enjoy the
mind/body connection. My former dread of Yoga class had evolved into an eagerness to get to the gym and see what I could learn from clearing my head and just letting go. That simple realization has allowed me apply the mindful benefits of Yoga, not only to my body and my practice, but to other areas of my life as well. When I find myself leaning toward anxiety and panic, I remember that impactful moment and remind myself to accept what I cannot change and learn to adapt. One of the early writers of mindfulness, Jon Kabat-Zinn, said it best:
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Ken Levin, Vice President of Operations and Finance at Arrowhead Health Centers in Glendale, Arizona, has been a part of the health care community for the past 30 years. His career path has ranged from being the CEO of both Paradise Valley Hospital and Precision Trials, to owning and operating several local health care companies. He has always had a deep interest in alternative medicine and believes in the strong connection between mind and body. Besides practicing Yoga, Ken enjoys cycling and hiking.
“You can’t stop the waves, but you can learn to surf.”
Stretch Your Health Did you know that mindfulness-based cognitive therapy, like Yoga, has been proven to help manage health conditions such as chronic pain, hypertension, heart disease, gastrointestinal disorders, as well as anxiety and panic? The Mayo Clinic recognizes some of these benefits as: Stress reduction – With its quiet, precise movements, yoga draws your focus away from your busy, chaotic day and toward calm as you move your body through poses that require balance and concentration. Increased fitness – As you learn and refine new poses, you may enjoy improved balance, flexibility, range of
motion and strength. And this means you’re less likely to injure yourself in other physical endeavors or in your daily activities. Management of chronic health conditions – Yoga might help with a variety of health conditions, such as cancer, depression, pain, anxiety and insomnia, by helping with sleep problems, fatigue and mood. Yoga also can help reduce heart rate and blood pressure. Weight loss – If you’re overweight or have bingeeating disorder, yoga may help you make the healthy lifestyle changes necessary to gain control of your eating and drop those extra pounds.
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Thankful Thinking In the spirit of Thanksgiving, we asked: “What are you most thankful for?” And you said…
“I am thankful for so many things in my life. I’m thankful for God, family, friends, laughter, good movies, girls nights out, a nice bottle of wine, P90X and last but definitely not least, orange chicken from Costco!” – Amber G.
“I am thankful for my beautiful wife, seven wonderful kids, two grand-daughters, and the joy that family brings to my life.” – Keith B.
“I have many things to be thankful for this season, but I am most grateful that my husband is not deployed as we are expecting our first child this Thanksgiving season. We are blessed to spend the holidays together as a family and create memories with our new bundle of joy!” – Ime N.
“I’m most thankful for my family. There is no better feeling than to be able to share your ups and downs with the people you love most and who will always be there for you. I even get to work with my sister every day and it’s such a great feeling to know that even when I’m not at home, I still get to be close to my family.” – Dani G.
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Food Therapy with Bethany Lindsey Fall is all about comfort. The cooler weather is encouragement to snuggle up, put on long-sleeves and eat our favorite warm foods that were too toasty to enjoy during the summer. The only downside is that comfort food tends to don a side of extra calories, which translates into extra you. But the good news is that you don’t have to sacrifice your favorite comfort foods to avoid the extra pounds. The Apple Shallot Roasted Turkey will give you the protein you need to stay energized while the Maple Roasted Sweet Potatoes are jam-packed with essential vitamins to boost your immune system and fight viruses, such as the flu. And as an added bonus, the Burnt Sugar Lollipops are fun, low-calorie treat that’s sure to satisfy your sweet tooth. These healthy alternatives to some of your favorite Halloween and Thanksgiving favorites are sure to keep your appetite healthy – in every sense of the word. Deborah Brandon Photography
Bethany Lindsey is a Nutrition Coach and Lifestyle Educator at Arrowhead Health Centers in Glendale, AZ. She particularly enjoys helping people lower their cholesterol, blood sugar and blood pressure to prevent debilitating illnesses like diabetes, heart disease, stroke and other health-related conditions. She is dedicated to helping people eat healthier, lose weight and overcome obstacles to live better, healthier lives. To request more information, e-mail Bethany at email@example.com.
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Maple Roasted Sweet Potatoes Serves 12 (about ½ cup each) 96 calories per serving *Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin A (230% daily value), Vitamin C (15% daily value) Ingredients: 2, ½ pound sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1½ inch pieces (about 8 cups) 1/3 cup pure maple syrup 2 tablespoons butter, melted 1 tablespoon lemon juice ½ teaspoon salt Freshly ground pepper, to taste Directions: 1 Preheat oven to 400°F. 2 Arrange sweet potatoes in an even layer in a 9 x 13 inch glass baking dish. Combine maple syrup, butter, lemon juice, salt and pepper in small bowl. Pour the mixture over the sweet potatoes; toss to coat. 3 Cover and bake the sweet potatoes for 15 minutes. Uncover, stir and cook, stirring every 15 minutes, until tender and starting to brown, 45 to 50 minutes more. *Tip: Cover and refrigerate for up to 1 day. Just before serving, reheat at 350°F until hot, about 15 minutes.
Healthy Appetite Apple Shallot Roasted Turkey Serves 12 (3 ounces each), plus plenty of leftovers 155 calories per serving *Nutrition Bonus: Selenium (42% daily value), Zinc (16% daily value) Ingredients: 1, 10 to 12 pound turkey 2 tablespoons canola oil 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley, plus 3 sprigs 1 tablespoon chopped fresh sage, plus 3 sprigs 1 tablespoon chopped fresh thyme, plus 3 sprigs 1 teaspoon kosher salt 1 teaspoon freshly ground pepper 1½ pounds shallots, peeled and halved lengthwise, divided 1 tart green apple, quartered 3 cups water, plus more as needed
Directions: 1 Position rack in lower third of oven; preheat to 475°F. 2 Remove giblets and neck from turkey cavities and reserve for making Turkey Giblet Stock. Place the turkey, breast-side up, on a rack in a large roasting pan; pat dry with paper towels. 3 Combine oil, chopped parsley, sage, thyme, salt and pepper in a small bowl. Rub the herb mixture all over the turkey, under the skin and onto the breast meat. Place herb sprigs, 6 shallot halves and apple in the cavity. Tuck the wing tips under the turkey. Tie the legs together with kitchen string. Add 3 cups water to the pan. 4 Roast the turkey until the skin is golden brown, 45 minutes. Remove the turkey from the oven. If using a remote digital thermometer, insert it into the deepest part of the thigh, close to the joint. Cover just the breast with a double layer of foil, cutting as necessary to fit. Scatter the remaining shallots in the pan around the turkey. Reduce oven temperature to 350° and continue roasting until the thermometer (or an instant-read thermometer inserted into the thickest part of the thigh without touching bone) registers 165°F, 1 to 1¾ hours more. If the pan dries out, tilt the turkey to let juices run out of the cavity into the pan and add 1 cup water. 5 Transfer the turkey to a serving platter and tent with foil. Let the turkey rest for 20 minutes. Remove the string and carve.
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Healthy Appetite Burnt Sugar Lollipops Serves 24 (1 lollipop each) 85 calories per serving Ingredients: 2 cups sugar ½ cup light corn syrup ¼ cup water ¼ teaspoon cream of tartar 24 cinnamon sticks, preferably 4 inches or longer
Directions: 1 Line a large baking sheet with a silicone baking mat or parchment paper; place in the refrigerator until chilled, about 30 minutes. 2 Stir sugar, corn syrup, water and cream of tartar in a medium saucepan over medium heat until the sugar dissolves, about 3 minutes. Increase the heat to medium-high and bring to a simmer, wiping down the sides of the pan occasionally with a wet pastry brush to remove any crystals, about 5 minutes. 3 Once the mixture reaches a full boil, cook, undisturbed, until very light amber, 5 to 7 minutes. Remove from the heat and pour into a second deep saucepan, preferably one with a pouring lip; set aside just until the mixture stops boiling and is thickened somewhat (it will continue to darken), about 2 minutes. 4 Make 24 lollipops by pouring 1½ inch circles onto the prepared baking sheet, spacing them about 1 inch apart. (Give yourself a few practice attempts; you have plenty of extra syrup for experimenting.) Press a cinnamon stick into each circle to form the lollipop stick. Use a spoon to drizzle the remaining sugar syrup (be careful: it’s very hot) over each lollipop, thereby affixing the sticks and creating a sandwich of hardened sugar that holds the stick in place; do not let the circumference expand beyond its original boundary. (You won’t use all the sugar; some will harden in the pan before you pour it out.) Let cool for about 20 minutes, then break off any shards of hardened sugar and seal the lollipops in individual bags. *Tip: Store lollipops in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 2 weeks.
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Sugar Shockers The surprising amounts of sugar you didn’t know you were eating in common, everyday foods.
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Healthy Appetite Ever heard how putting sugar in a car’s gas tank can ruin the engine? If food is fuel for our bodies, does that mean eating sugary foods can be just as destructive? The simple answer is, “it all depends.” Think about the foods you enjoy eating most. Chances are they contain some form of sugar. The healthy grapefruit you plucked fresh from the tree and ate for breakfast contains sugar and so does the double-chocolate ice cream you had for dessert. The truth is that not all sugars are created equal and consuming too much – whether from fruit or your favorite treat – can put your sweet tooth, and your body, into shock. The next time you’re cruising the grocery store aisles, pay close attention to the amount of sugar in the foods you buy every week. You may be surprised at how much of the sweet stuff you’re actually consuming. = 4 grams of sugar 18 to 21 grams Weight Watchers Muffins in Blueberry or Double Chocolate (1 muffin/2.2 ounces) 19 grams Skinny Cow Low-Fat Ice Cream Cone in Different Flavors (1 cone)
Adult Women: about 25 grams/day Adult Men: about 38 grams/day
19 grams Quaker Oatmeal to Go in Brown Sugar Cinnamon (1 bar)
Pre-teens and Teenagers: about 21 – 33 grams/day
20 grams Pop Tart in Chocolate Fudge (1 pastry)
Children ages 4 – 8: about 12.5 grams/day
22 grams One small serving cup of Mott’s applesauce (Original)
Preschool-aged Children: about 17 grams/day
32 grams Glaceau Vitamin Water (20 ounce bottle) 36 grams Oscar Mayer Lunchables with Crackers, Turkey & American Cheese 58 grams Starbucks Caffe Vanilla Frappuccino (Size Grande/16 oz)
The American Heart Association recommends the amount of sugar calories you consume should not exceed half of your discretionary calorie intake for the day. Your discretionary calorie intake is the “extra” amount of calories in your daily diet that can come from foods that have little nutritional value. So what does that break down to in grams of sugar for you and your family?
Questions about how much sugar you and your family should be eating? Visit the American Heart Association’s website at heart.org.
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The Science of Soup It’s true – medical studies show that the nutrients, veggies and protein components in grandma’s famous chicken soup can help you feel better when you’re sick. Grandma’s Chicken Soup Recipe Ingredients: 1, 5 to 6 pound stewing hen or baking chicken 1 package of chicken wings 3 large onions 1 large sweet potato 3 parsnips 2 turnips 11 to 12 large carrots 5 to 6 celery stems 1 bunch of parsley Salt and pepper to taste
While there may not be an official “cure” for the common cold, your dear ol’ granny may have been onto something when she served up her famous chicken soup recipe at the first sign of your sniffles. Numerous scientific studies show that this particular soup contains healing and medicinal properties when your body is under attack from a virus, such as the common cold. Dr. Stephen Rennard, an esteemed researcher at the University of Nebraska Medical Center, tested his theory that his wife’s grandmother’s chicken soup recipe could help ease the unwanted results of the common cold. Rennard’s study showed that the soup did, in fact, aid in the relief of cold symptoms by breaking up congestion, easing the flow of mucus and acting as an anti-inflammatory to soothe sore throats. While Grandma’s recipe may be your favorite, Rennard’s testing also showed that store-bought varieties were also effective. 14 Fall 2012 • Healthstyle Magazine™
Directions: 1 Clean the chicken, put it in a large pot and cover it with cold water. Bring the water to boil. 2 Add the chicken wings, onions, sweet potato, parsnips, turnips and carrots. Boil about 1 ½ hours. Remove fat from the surface as it accumulates. 3 Add the parsley and celery. Cook the mixture about 45 minutes longer. 4 Remove the chicken. The chicken is not used further for the soup. 5 Put the vegetables in a food processor until they are chopped fine or pass through a strainer. Both were performed in the present study. 6 Add salt and pepper to taste.
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Food for thought: Which snack ‘raises the bar’ for energy fare?
Recently, while doing my regular exercise routines, I found myself increasingly frustrated with something so simple – finding quality, quick nourishment before a workout or when I don’t have time to eat an entire meal. As I thought about my options for on-the-go nourishment, my mind immediately went to what is usually a work-out fanatic’s best friend – the nutrition bar. I have been a consumer of these bars for over a decade. There is no better way to get a quick burst of calories to fuel a workout or protein to get through a race. They are a quick, easy, and convenient. And I’m obviously not alone in my thinking, as the nutrition bar industry surpasses $700 million a year.
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As convenient as they are though, in talking with my other fitness-minded friends I found out that we all agreed on one thing – there are entirely too many brands and types of bars on the market. There are endless options of meal replacement/diet bars, energy bars and protein bars, making it difficult to choose which one best suits your needs. And let’s face it – most of us don’t truly understand what our needs really are in the first place. So this time, instead of analyzing one product, I set out to decode the nutrition bar market. I took a trip to my local supermarket and purchased 11 of the top selling nutrition bars, ranging in price from 99¢ to $2.50, and reviewed each based on category, nutrition and overall taste and consistency.
Weird Science Energy Bar Energy bars are my go-to bar for endurance training because they’re jam-packed with energy-promoting carbohydrates (carbs). These bars are generally designed to give athletes, such as marathoners and cyclists, a little extra oomph when they need it most. They’re also great before non-competition exercise such as playing a game of basketball with your buddies. Best in Class: Power Bar Performance Energy in Vanilla Crisp Out of the bars I reviewed, the clear winner in the energy bar category was the Vanilla Crisp Power Bar
Performance Energy. Not only was this my favorite flavor, but since it doesn’t contain chocolate or have a chocolate coating, there was no annoying threat of dealing with a messy wrapper or eating a halfmelted bar. While I generally don’t have a noticeable improvement in my performance solely from consuming an energy bar before my workouts, I did find that if I ate this Power Bar 30-60 minutes before my workout, it was less likely that I would feel the stomach discomfort I experience on an empty belly. This particular bar also contains high levels of sodium – a key electrolyte that is often lost when you sweat. The levels of sodium in this bar can help avoid muscle cramping.
Protein Taste/Consistency Grade (1 to 10)
Clif Bar Energy Bar
Power Bar Performance Energy
Protein Bar Protein bars are designed with weightlifters in mind. High levels of protein help build and repair lean muscles and promote the loss of body fat during a workout or training session. While the higher levels of protein found in these bars are great for those wanting to build lean muscle, they may not be appropriate for the average exercise buff who’s just interested in staying trim and toned.
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Best in Class: Luna Protein in Chocolate Peanut Butter Since my physical focus is more on endurance rather than weightlifting, I prefer the Luna Protein bar. While the Luna’s product line is tagged as “The Protein Bar for Women” its nutrition benefits are great for both men and women. I found it the tastiest and, due to my endurance training, I prefer a bar that contains fewer calories and grams of protein. I also appreciate that this bar is made using organic, wholesome ingredients, such as whole grains, soy protein, nuts and seeds – in other words, a guilt-free, good-for-you snack. Carbs
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Power Bar Protein Plus Chocolate Brownie
Chewy Chocolate Chip
Clif Builders 20g Protein Bar
Odwalla Protein Bar
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Weird Science Meal Replacement Bar Meal replacement bars, or “diet bars,” as they are commonly referred to, generally contain the least amount of calories and have more carbs than protein. They are meant to replace a meal for dieters, or serve as a healthy, low-calorie, pre or post-workout snack. But don’t make the mistake of eating too many of these, especially if you’re not very active, or you might end up packing on the pounds. These bars are notorious for being loaded with sugar, which can be just as detrimental to your waistline as a regular candy bar.
Best in Class: Balance Bar in Caramel Nut Blast My pick in the meal replacement category is hands down the Caramel Nut Blast Balance Bar. In my opinion, the flavor is the best in the market. But be warned – this bar is coated with chocolate so don’t make the mistake of eating it half way through a bike ride or you will be dealing with a melty mess. Meal replacement bars are exactly as described – an on-the-go “replacement” for eating an entire meal so while they may keep your tummy full for a short time, they are not necessarily going to provide long-lasting energy.
Protein Taste/Consistency Grade (1 to 10)
Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough
Peanut Butter Dark Chocolate + Protein
Caramel Nut Blast
Triathlete Tip: Still don’t like any of the supermarket brands? Make your own. There are many sources online with recipes for homemade Protein Bars. Here are a few of my favorites: Men’s Fitness “Do It Yourself” Protein Bars mensfitness.com/nutrition/supplements/ do-it-yourself-protein-bars Livestrong.com’s Homemade High Fiber Protein Bars livestrong.com/article/ 36149-make-protein-bars
Oxygen Magazine’s No Bake Protein Bars oxygenmag.com/Community/ Blogs/Oxygens-Staff-Blog/ No-Bake-Protein-Bars.aspx
Ray Dean is a self-motivated athlete with a background in health care who has participated in numerous triathlons and marathons. He is passionate about experiencing how the union of technology, nutrition and fitness can help athletes reach their peak performance by utilizing cutting-edge gadgets and tools to track health and fitness, enhance physical success and increase well being. *Ray is not affiliated with any of the nutrition bars in this article, nor their subsidiaries.
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or Two? Understanding and managing diabetes may not be as easy as counting to “type 2,” but there is hope to prevent and control this debilitating disease that affects nearly 26 million people in the U.S.
Fall is here. And with the arrival of the cool air come our most favorite holidays – all of which seem to be celebrated, in one way or another, by sugary, high-calorie temptations that lurk inside every home, office and grocery store. Thanksgiving Day can feel like the Olympics of food, where each appetizer, side dish, sauce, pie, cookie and piece of candy competes for a place in your stomach. The biggest downside to the Fall Eating Games is that, when it comes to comfort food, nearly every morsel seems to win a spot in your mouth.
All of the sugar in the atmosphere might make you feel as though you can get a cavity just from taking a deep breath of the crisp fall air.
blood glucose or “blood sugar.”
food into energy needed for daily life.
According to the American Diabetes Association (ADA),
25.8 million children and adults in the United States have diabetes and more than 2 million new people are diagnosed with the disease every year, according to the ADA. There are several types of diabetes, with the most common being type 1 and type 2.
25.8 million children and adults in the United States have diabetes and more than 2 million new people are diagnosed with the disease every year. The extra pounds around your midsection may seem like the worst part about holiday food, but seasonal, high-calorie eating can trigger or even contribute to diseases, such as diabetes, that occur from imbalanced
diabetes mellitus, or simply, diabetes, is a group of diseases that result from defects in the body’s ability to produce and/or use insulin, a natural hormone your body uses to convert sugar, starches and other
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Doctor’s Orders enough insulin or the body’s cells ignore the insulin. Type 2 diabetes is the most common form of the disease. Millions of Americans have been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes and an estimated 7 million people are unaware they have the disease. Diabetes can cause multiple medical complications including heart disease, stroke, blindness, high blood pressure, kidney disease, nervous system disease (neuropathy) and may even result in amputation. While you can’t develop diabetes simply from eating too many slices of pumpkin pie, the ADA recognizes that being overweight and eating a high-calorie diet, whether from sugar or from fat, may significantly
increase your chances of developing diabetes. Other risk factors for the disease include age, family history, prediabetes, high blood pressure and a lack of physical activity. And even though no race is exempt from diabetes, type 2 is often more common in African Americans, Hispanics/ Latinos, American Indians, Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders.
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Does that mean people who have diabetes or suffer from these risk factors can’t enjoy all that life has to offer? “Of course not,” says Dr. Sam Fereidouni, Vice President of the Arizona community leadership board for the American Diabetes Association and diabetes expert at Arrowhead
For wife of 24 years, mother of two and full-time worker, hope is exactly what Tammy Viney needed when she started experiencing debilitating symptoms that seemed to come from nowhere.
“Diabetes is unique,” says Dr. Fereidouni. “It’s a lifelong process, but there is hope to manage it. Most of my diabetes patients live happy, normal lives because we’re able to work together and find solutions to get their disease under control. Our job is to give them hope.”
Earlier in the year, Viney began noticing
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a number of abnormal symptoms including hair loss, extreme fatigue, back pain and rapid weight gain. “It was awful,” says Viney. “I felt like I had to eat all of the time just to stay awake. Sometimes eating would make me feel better, but that feeling never lasted.” At first, Viney thought her new symptoms were complications from the thyroid condition she had been diagnosed with Continued on page 24.
Common Risk Factors of Diabetes Diabetes often goes undiagnosed because many of its symptoms seem harmless and can be difficult to notice in some cases. According to the ADA, early detection of diabetes symptoms and treatment can decrease the chance of developing the complications of diabetes. Type 1 Diabetes • Frequent urination • Unusual thirst • Extreme hunger • Unusual weight loss • Extreme fatigue and Irritability Type 2 Diabetes • Any of the type 1 symptoms 22 Fall 2012 • Healthstyle Magazine™
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Frequent infections Blurred vision Cuts/bruises that are slow to heal Tingling/numbness in the hands/feet Recurring skin, gum, or bladder infections
If you have one or more of these diabetes symptoms, see your doctor right away. No Symptoms? You May Still Have Diabetes Often people with type 2 diabetes don’t have any symptoms at all. The best way to catch this disease, even if you don’t notice any symptoms, is to schedule an annual physical exam with your doctor. Risk Factors courtesy of the American Diabetes Association.
Are You at Risk for Type 2 Diabetes? Write your score in the box. How old are you? Less than 40 years (0 points) 40–49 years (1 point) 50–59 years (2 points) 60 years or older (3 points)
Are you a man or a woman? Man (1 point) Woman (0 points) If you are a woman, have you ever been diagnosed with gestational diabetes? Yes (1 point) No (0 points) Do you have a mother, father, sister, or brother with diabetes? Yes (1 point) No (0 points) Have you ever been diagnosed with high blood pressure? Yes (1 point) No (0 points) Are you physically active? Yes (0 points) No (1 point) What is your weight status? (see chart at right)
You weigh less than the amount in the left column (0 points) Add up your score.
If you scored 5 or higher: You are at increased risk for having type 2 diabetes. However, only your doctor can tell for sure if you do have type 2 diabetes or prediabetes (a condition that precedes type 2 diabetes in which blood glucose levels are higher than normal). Talk to your doctor to see if additional testing is needed. Diabetes Risk Test courtesy of the American Diabetes Association.
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Doctor’s Orders in 2011. “I just knew something wasn’t right. I thought, ‘I’ve got to go get checked out.’” Viney booked an appointment with Dr. Fereidouni, a primary care provider at Arrowhead Health Centers in Glendale. “I told [Dr. Fereidouni] about my symptoms and it was like he knew right away what was going on with me,” says Viney. “He said he wanted to test me for diabetes because of the symptoms I was experiencing. I was shocked because I never expected diabetes.” Viney remembers feeling venerable and disheartened when she learned her test results
Diabetes can affect nearly every part of your body If you’re at risk, it’s important to have all of these areas examined thoroughly by your doctor:
“Dr. Fereidouni gave me hope through the program,” Viney says. “He told me everything would be okay and that I wouldn’t have any of the horrible problems I’d heard about as long as we could control it.” came back positive for type 2 diabetes. “I was a little depressed at first. It’s difficult to hear you have a disease that can affect every part of your life,” says Viney. “You always hear about the health issues diabetic people have like eye problems, foot problems or even losing limbs. It was scary at first, but
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now I know it doesn’t have to be that way for people with diabetes.” Dr. Fereidouni introduced Viney to the Diabetes Management Program at Arrowhead Health Centers, a specialized plan for diabetics that focuses on the best ways to control, treat and educate about the disease, depending on
the individual needs of each patient. “Dr. Fereidouni gave me hope through the program,” Viney says. “He told me everything would be okay and that I wouldn’t have any of the horrible problems I’d heard about as long as we could control it.” Fereidouni also told Viney about his family history of diabetes and his own struggles with managing blood sugar. “I knew he would take care of me and help me learn how to control it because he had experienced diabetes for himself,” says Viney. With Dr. Fereidouni’s help, Viney learned how
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Doctor’s Orders to manage her diabetes quickly. She changed her diet and exercise habits and lost 40 pounds in her first three months of the program. “It’s been an adjustment, but it’s been a good adjustment,” says Viney. “I eat totally different now. I watch portions and the things I’m eating and I don’t feel hungry all of the time like I used to because of the medication Dr. Fereidouni prescribed me. I read all of the labels now when I’m grocery shopping because I’m always aware of how the things I’m eating can affect my blood sugar.” Viney’s favorite part of the program? “Dr. Fereidouni always takes his time with me and if I have questions outside of
the office, he always calls me right back,” she says. “I always feel like I can get his help any time I need it. It’s amazing how much patience he has to explain things. Support is a big thing – you always need someone in your corner.” Dr. Fereidouni and his team of diabetes experts have an arsenal of methods, tools, diagrams, educational pieces and support groups they use to help each patient feel better, depending on their needs. “Diabetes is not what it used to be – not even from five years ago. It’s not your grandmother’s disease anymore. Anyone can be at risk,” says Fereidouni. “Diabetes touches every part of the body and every patient
is different. Our job is to help people find small things they can do to control it.” “I’ve learned so much already,” says Viney. “People think you’re disabled when you have diabetes and you’re not. Dr. Fereidouni has helped me realize I can do whatever I want as long as I pay attention.” For those experiencing fatigue, weight gain or any of the warning signs of diabetes, Viney offers advice from her own personal experience. “Don’t ignore your symptoms and make sure you tell your doctor everything. That’s the only way they can help you. I know that if I hadn’t come in, I wouldn’t be doing so well.”
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Sam Fereidouni, M.D. is the Family Practice Director at Arrowhead Health Centers in Glendale, Arizona. He is currently the Vice President of the Arizona community leadership board for the American Diabetes Association and does work with children’s fitness and obesity through bouncebootcamp.com. He has extensive experience in diabetes management and glucose instability. For more information about Dr. Fereidouni or the Diabetes Management Program, visit arrowhadhealth.com.
Celebrities on the “D-list” These celebrities are proof that diabetes doesn’t have to stop you from rising to the top. There’s simply too many to list, but here are a few names you may recognize: Halle Berry – Diabetes didn’t stop her from kicking butt in the X-Men movies as the sultry and superpowered mutant, Storm. Nick Jonas – This young heartthrob from the Jonas Brothers pop rock band manages countless crushes from female fans and type 1 diabetes.
Johnny Cash – The notorious man in black was famous for country music and having diabetes. Evel Knievel – Daring stunts weren’t the only things he conquered; this dare devil also lived with diabetes. Elvis Presley – The King rocked blue suede shoes and diabetes. Mary Tyler Moore – Even in her 70s, this famous actress and diabetes activist doesn’t let Type 1 diabetes slow her down.
George Lucas – The creator of Star Wars may prefer Wookies to cookies because he’s a diabetic. Fall 2012 • Healthstyle Magazine™ 25
by Don Mollihan
Think health care reform seems more complicated than the dashboard on a commercial airplane? Don’t stress – we can help you navigate through all of that confusing legal jargon. Certified Employee Benefit Specialist (CEBS), Don Mollihan and the experts at Arizona Benefit Consultants, LLC, have the answers to your most important questions about the Affordable Care Act and how the new health care reform laws will affect your family’s health care experience.
Q: I’ve heard about a number of different health care proposals over the last year. Which one did Congress pass? A: The health care reform law is a combination of two bills: • The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (H.R. 3590), which was 26 Fall 2012 • Healthstyle Magazine™
signed into law on March 23, 2010; and • The Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010 (H.R. 4872), which was signed into law on March 30, 2010. Q: Does health care reform allow people to keep their current health coverage?
A: Yes. Nothing in the new law requires individuals to terminate coverage that they had on the date the law was passed. However, due to new coverage requirements, the coverage provided under an individual’s plan may change. Also, employers are not required to offer
the same coverage in future years. If an employer’s health plan existed on March 23, 2010, and the employer has not made certain changes to the plan, the plan may have grandfathered status. Grandfathered plans are subject to many,
Doctor’s Orders but not all, of the health care reform law’s requirements. Q: Are individuals required to have health coverage? A: Not yet. However, in 2014, most U.S. citizens must obtain health insurance coverage or they will be subject to penalties. There are exceptions for lowincome individuals and those who are unable to obtain affordable coverage. Q: What are the penalties for individuals who don’t have health coverage? A: Beginning in 2014, the penalties for individuals who are not enrolled in coverage will be the greater of a flat dollar amount or an applicable percentage of income. The flat dollar amount for 2014 is $95, $395 for 2015 and $695 for 2016. After 2016, the flat dollar amount is indexed for inflation. The applicable percentage of income is 1 percent for 2014, 2 percent for 2015, and 2.5 percent for 2016 and later years. The penalty for children is half of that for an adult. A family’s total penalty generally cannot exceed 300 percent of the adult flat dollar penalty or the national
average annual premium for the “bronze” level of coverage through the insurance exchange. Q: Does the new law affect dependent care flex accounts and health flexible spending accounts? A: Prior to the passage of the health care reform legislation, dependent care flex accounts are capped at $5,000 annually, and health flexible spending accounts (health FSAs) have no cap (although many employers implement their own caps, typically at the $5,000-$6,000 level or less). The new health care reform law does nothing to change the limits on dependent care accounts, which remain capped at $5,000. However, the law does establish an annual cap on health FSAs of $2,500. This change is effective on January 1, 2013. Q: How do I get my 21-year-old covered under my plan? A: The new law requires insurers to permit children to stay on family policies until they turn 26. This rule applies to all plans in the individual market and to non-grandfathered employer plans. It also applies to grandfathered employer plans; however,
the sponsor of a grandfathered plan may decide to exclude from coverage adult children with another offer of employer-based coverage (such as through his or her job). Beginning in 2014, grandfathered plans must cover children up to age 26, even if they have another offer of coverage through an employer. Note that state law requirements may require offering coverage beyond age 26. Q: Is the coverage for my adult dependent taxable? A: No, the value of the coverage is not subject to federal tax for the employee or dependent. The Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act revised the Internal Revenue Code to clarify that the cost of coverage for a taxpayer’s child is excluded from income through the end of the year in which the child turns 26. However, state requirements may differ, so state taxes may apply. Q: Can I now get coverage for my child who has a preexisting condition? A: Health insurance companies that cover children are not able to deny coverage to your child under 19 years old
based on a pre-existing condition. This applies to all non-grandfathered and grandfathered plans. Q: What consumer protections will I get if I obtain insurance at work? A: Insurers are prohibited from placing lifetime limits on what they will pay for your medical care and they can only apply restricted annual benefit limits. Insurers are no longer able to arbitrarily cancel your insurance policy when you get sick, except in cases of fraud. Insurance companies are also prohibited from denying coverage to children with pre-existing conditions. This applies to all non-grandfathered and grandfathered plans. All non-grandfathered group health plans must provide coverage for preventive services. Recommended prevention and vaccination services will be covered without any deductibles or copayments. Plans must also have a straightforward and independent appeals process so you can appeal decisions by your health insurance company. Q: I have a pre-existing condition. How can I Fall 2012 • Healthstyle Magazine™ 27
get coverage this year? A: This year, if you have been uninsured for 6 months and have a preexisting condition, you may have access to health insurance through the high-risk pool program. This temporary program will be available until 2014. Q: Can my insurance company terminate my coverage if I get sick? A: Insurance companies are prohibited from dropping or rescinding your coverage when you get sick. Rescissions of coverage are only allowed in cases of fraud or material misrepresentation. This rule applies to all non28 Fall 2012 • Healthstyle Magazine™
grandfathered and grandfathered plans. Q: When does free preventive care start and will it affect my plan? A: All non-grandfathered group health plans and plans in the individual market must provide coverage for preventive services. Recommended prevention and vaccination services are covered without any deductibles or copayments. Seniors enrolled in Medicare also no longer have to pay for proven preventive services. Q: How does the new health care reform
legislation affect my coverage under my group health plan? A: The new health care reform legislation, The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) as amended by the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act, makes many changes to employee health benefit plans. Some of the changes have already gone into effect, however, many changes do not go into effect until the first plan year beginning on or after January 1, 2014.
Don Molilihan is a Valley native who has been dedicated to helping Arizonans with health benefits and insurance since 1983. His knack for leadership and passion for helping others guided him to form Arizona Benefit Consults in 1995, where he expanded his skills to become a Certified Financial Planner (CFP) and a Certified Employee Benefit Specialist (CEBS) through the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Specialists (IFEBS). Outside of the office, you can find this Arizona Cardinals football fan riding his road and mountain bikes or playing with his granddaughters.
Still have more questions about the Affordable Care Act? Visit the Employee Benefits Security Administration website at dol.gov/ ebsa/healthreform. *This information is courtesy of Arizona Benefit Consultants, LLC. For more information about this article or questions about health care reform, please contact Arizona Benefit Consultants, LLC at abcllc.org. *Sources: Department of Labor, Department of Health and Human Services.
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8 Ways to prep for Back to School Do you find your life consumed with backpacks, class schedules, bus routes and lunch menus this time of year? Ah, yes, back to school season is here, and with it comes the familiar feeling of realizing how buying the wrong brand of shoes could potentially ruin your child’s life. We may not be able to help you pick out the coolest wardrobe, but we can definitely make back to school season seem a little more parent-friendly. Do your homework by checking out these useful B2S tips that will help you and your kiddo ease back into a healthy school routine.
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Vitality 1. Catch Some Zs According to the National Sleep Foundation, schoolaged kiddos need to have between 10 and 11 hours of sleep every night and most teens need seven to nine hours. Making sure your youngster gets enough shut-eye is probably the most important contributor to their scholastic success. If summer has pushed your child’s sleep schedule past your own bedtime, there’s a few easy ways you can work your way back into a schoolfriendly sleep routine. Develop a nighttime ritual – bath, pajamas, story time – whatever you decide, as long as you stick to it. Limit electronic stimulants, such as the computer, TV or video games at least one hour before bedtime. And last but not least, encourage a restful environment by keeping your kid’s bedroom cool, dark and quiet. 2.Visit Your Doctor If your high schooler plans to participate in athletics this year, chances are, they’ll need their sports clearance exam first or they’ll be bound to the bench. Even if your kiddo doesn’t plan on playing school sports, they’re probably due for immunizations or
an annual exam. Some doctors and chiropractors even offer backpack screenings to make sure your child doesn’t develop premature back problems. Back-to-school checkups are often the only visits most kids and teenagers will have during the year, so it’s especially important not to skip this step on your B2S checklist. 3.Design a Stellar Study Space Homework doesn’t discriminate. Every kid from kindergarten to high school is sent home with extra classwork, so it’s important to create a quiet, dedicated study space where they can conquer math problems and create literary works of art. Maybe your child’s schoolwork spot is a corner of the kitchen counter, a desk in their room or the living room coffee table. Pick a place, any place, just as long as they can use the spot you choose as a homework haven they can have access to any time they need it.
If this happened more times than you’d like to admit, you may consider customized pencils. Order a set with your child’s name, nickname or inside joke. They’re reasonably priced (about $1 each at pencilsnmore.com) and will be less likely to end up in someone else’s desk. 5. Rise and Shine Feel like most of your mornings are rushed and chaotic? Start with a routine that begins the moment you wake up. Do a practice run before the first day of school and time how
long it takes you and your youngster to get out of bed, eat breakfast, get dressed and out the door. Streamlining your morning routine will ensure a great start to your day and will help you avoid being tardy once classes start again. 6. Get Techy Nearly every kid uses the computer for school reports and projects. A flash drive can help them store their work and make sure they have all of their materials with them, whether they’re at home or in the classroom. Why not get a funky flash drive
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Whether they’re watching a game show, doing homework or imagining with their friends, a globe or map is a great reference tool for kids of all ages to have around the house. to have fun and learn something new every time they look at it.
dates that are important to everyone in the family. Begin with school events – holidays, half days,
breaks, etc. Then add sports schedules, play dates, after-school events, weekend plans and family vacations. If the teacher asks your child to bring something special to school, have your child mark it on the calendar so they become involved in their own schedule. If they ask your permission to have a sleepover next weekend, send them to the calendar to make sure they don’t have any conflicting plans. This will help them become responsible for managing their own time and take some of the pressure off of you.
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