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Top 5 Tips for Faster Weight Loss
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By Hope Bundrant There is nothing more frustrating than trying to lose weight. You try to eat all the right things and avoid the wrong ones. You huff and puff on the treadmill only to spend the rest of the day scared to gain those calories back. You lift weights without seeing any real results. I go to the gym almost everyday and see people kicking their butts trying to lose fat and reduce their weight. I always think to myself, if they only knew that it doesn't have to be that hard. I’ve found, through preparing for bikini competitions, there are a few things that make the journey from fat to fit a little faster and simpler.
Sleep Five Benefits to a Good Night’s Sleep & Five Tips for Getting It! How many hours of sleep did you get last night? Experts say that getting an extra hour of sleep can change your life for the better. Studies show that the gap between getting just enough sleep and getting too little sleep may affect your health, your mood, your weight, and even your sex life. Read more on page 8.
Of course there is no one magic pill for fat loss like the media would have you believe, but a combination of the right supplements, foods and exercise make it go so much quicker! Below are my five tips to get you started on the right path.
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Tip 1: Eating schedule. As we age our metabolism slows down and we can’t just eat a lot less for a couple days and lose a few pounds. The truth is, our body needs to know it’s going to get food throughout the day in order to let excess fat go. When your body knows it will get some more food in a few hours, it will allow its metabolism to speed up, burning at a regular speed, like it did when it was younger. Food goes in, food goes out like a machine. As soon as you don’t put food in when it is expecting it, it says, “I better burn slower or I’ll run out of energy to keep going.” And your metabolism slows down. Skipping meals is NOT the way to lose weight. It will NOT work.
So, eating every three hours, totaling five or six meals a day is the goal. However, proper portion size and food choice are essential. Here are the rules: No more than three of those meals should have a healthy carbohydrate such as oats, sweet potato, or rice and should be no more than about 30 grams of carbs per meal. Each meal should include a lean protein of around 25 grams. That protein can be powder, white meat, fish, eggs, or lean beef. And at least four of the meals should include about a cup of veggies but not super Continued on page 10
New research shows that 60% of patients who have a heart attack of stroke actually have normal traditional risk factors. In other words you could pass your next physical exam with your doctor and be told you are perfectly healthy, and later that same year have a massive stroke or heart attack. Read more on page 13.
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Soil types in our area can range from hard-as-rock decomposed granite to loose sand. While there are some of the trace minerals that plants need, they are typically lacking in nutrients. The best way to add those nutrients is by adding compost. Compost also improves the soils texture, water retention and porosity. The best thing of all is that you can make it yourself with materials that you would have otherwise thrown away! 1. Select your compost site. Composting can be done in a free-standing pile or in a bin. While the bin might be more aesthetically pleasing, the process and end product are the same no matter how you do it. Start by selecting a site, you will need a space about 3 feet wide and 6 feet long. It doesn’t need to be the focal point of you garden, but should be convenient and close to a water source. A good choice is the spot you will have a garden bed next year. 2. Next gather your materials. Compost is made by combining green/wet and dry/brown materials in equal amounts by volume. Never add meat, fat, bones or dog and cat waste. Examples of green materials are lawn clippings, kitchen scraps, coffee grounds, egg shells and various manures. Brown materials are things like dried leaves and can be a little harder to come by than the greens. A good and inexpensive source is a bale of straw.
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Table of Contents Top 5 Tips for Faster Weight Loss.................................................... 1 Introducing Maria Vitale Salon: The Center for Healthy Hair ....... 2 Compost Happens! Four Steps To Build Your Own Compost Pile.. 4 What is Yeast Overgrowth? ............................................................. 5 Wisdom Teeth- The “Pros”of Removal and “Cons” of Watchful Waiting .................................................... 6 Fine Tune Your Attitude: 8 Steps to Restoring Your Inner Fire ....... 7 Five Benefits to a Good Night’s Sleep & Five Tips for Getting It! ... 8 Summertime Tips to Protect Your Hair ..................................... 9 Ambien Addiction ................................................................ 10
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Wisdom Teeth- The “Pros” of Removal and “Cons” of Watchful Waiting By Dr. Dmitry Tsvetov DDS MD The debate about wisdom teeth has always centered around one major question: Do wisdom teeth need to be removed or not? It has long been established that wisdom teeth that have associated pathology (tooth decay, gum disease, infection, pathologic cysts or tumors enveloping the root) need to be removed. However, the question has always remained whether pain free, erupted (in the mouth) or impacted (not in the mouth) wisdom teeth have to be removed? Does “pain-free” wisdom tooth also mean “disease-free” wisdom tooth? Recently, the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons published the results of the “Third Molar Clinical Trials.” This was a major clinical study performed by “The Task Force for Third Molar.” The Task Force, which consisted of distinguished clinicians in the field of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery from major US academic institutions, collected and interpreted clinical information relating to the management of third molar “wisdom” teeth over the period of fifteen years. The results of their work are outlined below: Part A: Frequency of disease involving the wisdom teeth in patients in whom wisdom teeth are asymptomatic (pain-free): 25% to 60% of patients, depending on their age or gender, had clinical evidence of inflammatory gum disease. 28% to 77% of patients with asymptomatic wisdom teeth will have tooth decay (caries). Part B: What happens to wisdom teeth if they are retained (not removed)? Retained wisdom teeth change their position over time, but not in a predictable way. They may erupt into the mouth and subsequently develop decay and inflammatory gum disease. Among patients with pain-free wisdom teeth who have no evidence of inflammatory gum disease, 30% to 40% developed inflammatory gum disease after a period of 5 years. In 40% of patients with visible wisdom teeth and gum disease and bone loss present, the bone loss is expected to also involve the other molar teeth within 2 years. Young and adolescent patients with visible wisdom teeth have a greater risk of developing inflammatory gum disease compared with their peers without visible wisdom teeth.
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Five Benefits to a Good Night’s Sleep & Five Tips for Getting It! How many hours of sleep did you get last night? Experts say that getting an extra hour of sleep can change your life for the better. Studies show that the gap between getting just enough sleep and getting too little sleep may affect your health, your mood, your weight, and even your sex life. If you are getting less than the recommended seven or eight hours of sleep, here are some reasons why you should shut off the cell phones and computers and go to bed an hour early tonight. A Healthy Makeover. Getting a good night's sleep by itself, won't prevent diseases, but various studies have found a link between a lack of sleep and some serious health problems such as heart disease, heart attacks, diabetes, and obesity. Sufficient sleep will improve memory, curb inflammation, and spur creativity, resulting in a healthier and happier you! Also, getting enough sleep can lower stress levels, and stress is a major cause of disease. More Whoopee Time! Sleep disorders and chronic sleep loss can hit the sack hard in another area: sex. According to a poll conducted by the National Sleep Foundation, up to 26% of people say that their sex lives tend to suffer because they're just too tired. The combination of low energy and increased tension caused by lack of sleep -- a situation
known as “tense tiredness” -- can also lead to sexual dysfunction. Lack of sleep can wreak havoc on your sex life, relationships, and your social life. Less pain. It has been estimated that nearly twothirds of those with chronic pain suffer from a sleep disorder. If you have chronic pain - or acute pain from a recent injury - getting enough sleep may actually make you hurt less. Lack of sleep can worsen pain, and of course more intense pain then continues to interfere with sleep, so the two symptoms can become a vicious cycle. Many studies have shown a link between sleep loss and lower pain threshold. A Sleepy Brain Equals Weight Gain. Losing sleep tends to make people eat more and gain weight, and now a new study suggests that one reason may be the impact that sleep deprivation has on the brain. The research showed that depriving people of sleep for one night created pronounced changes in the way their brains responded to high-calorie junk foods. On days when the subjects had not had proper sleep, fattening foods like potato chips and sweets stimulated stronger responses in a part of the brain that helps govern the motivation to eat. But at the same time, the subjects experienced a sharp reduction in activity in the frontal cortex, a higher-level part of the brain where consequences are weighed and rational decisions are made. Now that we have identified various disadvantages caused by insufficient sleep, try these remedies to get your routine on track. Practice Good Sleep Hygiene. Follow good sleep habits, especially ensuring the bedroom en-
vironment is conducive to sleep. Among experts' recommendations: Use the bedroom only for sleep and sex; keep regular sleep and wake times; ensure the bedroom is a dark, cool, quiet place; and get computers and TVs out of the sleep environment, because they stimulate the brain and their light tells the body "it's daytime," disrupting the internal clock. Try Not To Self-Medicate. Treating yourself with over-the-counter medications is not the best idea because they never solve the problem. They just help you through it. But those medications can induce next-day grogginess - what some patients call "sleep hangovers"- and they can actually have an alerting or a disorienting side effects, especially on the elderly. Have A Healthy Work-Life Balance. It’s important to have some sort of break from the day's stress before sleep. If you know you're going to bed at 9:30, stop your day at 9:15, or sooner if you can. Shortchanging that break can be a recipe for insomnia. Write down all the things you need to worry about on a piece of paper, and do your best to leave them behind. Whether asleep or awake, there's likely nothing you can do about them until tomorrow anyway. Keep dinner light. When you go to bed, you want to neither be hungry or stuffed either feeling can keep you awake. So if you tend to eat your dinner late, this is even more important. The alternative is going to bed later, but you don't want that either! Rich, fatty foods are harder for the stomach to digest. The heavier the food, the more conscious of it you'll be, making it harder to fall asleep. And be wary of spicy foods -- heartburn is just as unpleasant at night as it is during the day Develop A Pre-Bed Relaxation Ritual. Children aren’t the only ones who need bedtime consis-
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Summertime Tips to Protect Your Hair By Lena Marie Memorial weekend for me seems to always be the start of my favorite season, summer! I love the sun, the warm weather and anything to do with water. Whether it be the pool, a river, lake or the beautiful ocean, the summer season triggers that desire in many of us to go out and play. Although sun and water make a wonderful combination, they aren’t always the best thing for our hair or scalp. Our skin is not the only part of us that can be damaged by the things we do while enjoying the summer season. Lots of exposure to the sun can fade/lighten our hair, which can also cause it to become drier. The water in that refreshing pool can also do the same. But there are ways that you can protect your beautiful mane from these unintentional offenders. Wearing hats is a great way to not only protect your hair and scalp, but with the right brim can also protect your face and neck. There are also hair products that will protect your locks from the harsh rays of the sun. When applying sunscreen on your hair or skin, don’t forget your scalp! I see sun burned scalps on my clients at this time of year, especially where the part is. This can lead to peeling, dry scalp and other skin issues.
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When you’re out playing at the pool, it helps to wet your hair with the hose before you jump in. Our hair is like a sponge and, when dry, it will absorb whatever liquid we put on it. Better to fill it with plain water than the pool water which contains chlorine and other chemicals that can not only dry and damage our hair, but in some cases cause it to turn green. Wetting the hair before diving in makes it much harder for the chlorinated water to penetrate your hair cuticle because it’s already full. Much like a sponge, if it’s already full of water it can’t take on any more. When you leave the pool, wring your hair out and then rinse it again with the hose. It also helps to keep a spray on/leave in conditioner in your beach bag. Applying this to your wet hair while you’re out enjoying your summer fun will not only protect your hair but help to keep it shiny and hydrated. Another option for healthy summer hair ise to wet your hair and put your favorite deep conditioner on and wrap it in a bun. The warmth of the sun will help the hydrating and conditioning agents to penetrate deeper into your hair. Rinse it out at the end of your day and enjoy the beautiful soft happy locks you’ll have. Go ahead get out there and enjoy your summer plans. Just remember to respect the elements and your hair and scalp by protecting them from the harsh things of the summer that can leave you feeling like the Gobi Dessert, while still allowing that wonderful vitamin D to leave you looking sun kissed rather than sun burnt. The word of this season is Hydration, Hydration, Hydration. You won’t regret it and neither will your lovely locks. Enjoy your summer everyone! For more information or to book your appointment with Lena, contact her at 951-375-0905.
Five Benefits to a Good Night’s Sleep and Five Tips for Getting It Cont. from previous page tency - adults need these rituals. To develop a non-stimulating evening ritual, you might try taking a hot bath or sipping a warm cup of chamomile tea; either will raise your core body temperature, which leads to a drowsy feeling as you cool down. There are various healthier alternatives, one being the PSiO relaxation glasses. The user experiences total "mind and body relaxation" that has been shown to naturally shut down the “brain chatter” and enable the user to fall asleep. Integrating the PSiO relaxation system would be an amazingly beneficial addition to your best-sleep regiment. We guarantee you will sleep better or your money back! Visit the PSIO store at the Promenade mall, #2320 or call 951-296-6680. Sources: http://www.webmd.com/sleep-disorders/excessive-sleepiness-10/relationships http://www.webmd.com/sleep-disorders/features/9-reasons-to-sleep-more http://health.usnews.com/health-news/family-health/slideshows/sleep-better http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/08/06/how-sleep-loss-adds-to-weightgain/?_php=true&_type=blogs&_r=0
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Paradoxical Excitation is the term doctors use to describe the unusual behaviors of some patients who are on the medication, which can include: walking, eating, or even driving a car without any recollection of doing so. These behaviors are increased when a dependence on the medication develops. Users are at risk of developing a tolerance of Ambien if they use the medication longer than 30 days, which can lead to increasing the size of the dosage in order to feel the effects and furthermore, lead to overdosing. Ambien has the ability to change the chemistry in the brain to trick it into thinking it needs the drug in order to function, and that is a serious problem. Ambien dependence is on the rise with teenagers everywhere. Of the six million new prescription drug abusers, 44 percent are younger than 18 years old, says a study by the United States Department of Health and Human Services.
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Tip 2: Keep up the fats Just like your body depends on a regular eating schedule to burn calories efficiently, it also needs to get a regular intake of fat to feel safe to release the stored fat. Most fat loss diets tell you to reduce your fat intake so you body can burn stored fats. That’s not entirely true. The tip is to eat less fat, but keep eating healthy fats regularly. Think of it like this: You have a bunch of stored bad fat, the kind that build up and cause cellulite. They are just sitting there, globbed together with toxins that you took in when you ate those fats. They are fats from hydrogenated oils, palm oil, excess animal fats, etc…They need to leave. However, unless your body knows those fats will be replaced, it won’t let go of them. So, the goal is to give yourself a fat transfusion by replacing the bad fats with good fats.
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There are some ways to do this without gaining more fat. One way is to take a good 3-6-9 Omega supplement three times a day. This ensures that your body is getting the fats it needs on a regular schedule. Then, you can also add fats into your meals through: ½ an avocado, an ounce of almonds, a Tbsp of almond butter on a couple rice cakes. It is really important to not overdue the nuts. A lot of people think nuts are a great source of protein, and true, they may contain protein grams, but they are super high in fats, so they are NOT to be used as a protein source. Use them sparingly as your healthy fat. Fats are still fats. Too much and you will gain instead of lose.
Tip 3: Fat Metabolizing Supplements Including fat metabolizing supplements in your regular vitamin/supplement regime is super important. They work by allowing your body to process the fats in a quicker, more efficient way. They also protect your organs in the process. Again, the key is to naturally lose weight and burn fat quickly.
Here are five supplements I recommend: Chromium Picolinate: Works by allowing your body to better break down and burn fat and store less. It also aids in the formation of lean muscle, which burns more calories. Conjugated Linoleic Acid (CLA): It is a natural occurring omega-6 related fatty acid. It helps the body increase metabolic rates, boost the immune system and keep cholesterol levels in check. L-carnitine: It is a metabolite, a building block for protein, which helps your body convert fat into energy more quickly. By speeding up the conversion rate, you burn fat calories faster each day. Thermogenic Fat Burner: There are a variety of these available. They heat your body up from the inside to burn fat faster, similar to how an infrared sauna works. This is a supplement you take on an empty stomach prior to doing cardio. I see a lot of people wearing their hoodies and sweats, trying to heat up while doing their cardio. Sweating from the external sources is not actually the way to burn fat faster. Do it by heating up from the inside, thermogenically, to increase fat loss. Fat burners have had a bad wrap since the whole Continued on next page
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Tip 4: Cardiovascular Exercise A friend of mine is a cardio nut. She will honestly get on the Stairmaster for an hour at a time, on full intensity. However, it’s not doing much for her. She simply loves it, though. When we think about cardio for fat and weight loss, we need to remember what the goal is. The goal is to burn fat, not muscle. Too much at is bad. Muscle is good! When doing cardio, keeping at 70% of your heart rate is the goal. That will basically be cardio that will allow you to maintain conversation without losing your breath in the process. The simplest way to figure your target heart rate is by subtracting your age from 220, then take that number and multiply it by 70%. So the formula is 220 – x = y(.70). An example is mine: 220 – 41 =179 x .70 = 125. By staying at this heart rate, you will most likely burn fat without sacrificing muscle.
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Additionally, it is important not to do too much cardio. What happens when we do too much cardio is that our body will adjust to it and we will stop burning as much. It is better to do about a ½ hour twice a day, everyday you can. That might sound like a lot at first, but work your way up to it. And, make sure to take your thermogenic before your morning cardio, on an empty stomach. Cardio can be tedius, so here’s a little tip: watch tv. Pretty soon, that half an hour is over and you didn’t even realize it!
Tip 5: Lift Weights Remember to keep putting on muscle! Don’t worry ladies, you won’t look like a man when you work out with weights. Your body will only put on as much muscle as the protein you eat. Eating the amount of protein I suggested for women, 25 grams per meal, the result will be toned and feminine. The goal is to stay toned while you lose fat and weight. If however, you don’t work on burning fat too, the muscle will just build underneath the fat and cause you to look a little
fatter. What I tell people who approach me at the gym is that they already have the muscles. They are just hiding under the layer of fat that needs to go. Once that extra fat is gone through the tips above, the muscle will reveal itself. So it is important to stick with all the areas- nutrition, supplements, cardio and working out.
This probably doesn’t sound easy or quick but believe me, it is. After only one week you will see the difference. The key is to integrate every area I’ve talked about. When you only focus on only one area and ignore the rest, the process of weight and fat loss slows down. My motto is that if you’re going to sacrifice your time, food and energy, stack your deck and do it right. Hope Bundrant is the coowner of Healthy Times Newspaper and an NPC Champion bikini bodybuilder. You can visit her website, http://bikinihope.com for healthy Photo courtesy of recipes and workout tips. Muscle Beach Venice. You can also contact her via email at hope@ healthytimesnewspaper.com.
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Ask that this energy stay with you in your heart chakra and guide you in all that you do. Ask that you, as Spirit, blend with the unified field to keep it aligned and to embody an ever greater proportion of ever higher frequency energy. Finally, when you feel complete, let the image fade and return your consciousness to your surroundings. A good affirmation is “I am in unity with Spirit.” You can build your rainbow bridge further and experience yourself as a truly multi-dimensional being by including the 11th chakra (your group soul level), the 12th chakra (the Christed level of your spirit self), the 13th chakra (the I AM Presence), and the 14th chakra (the Source). It is important to unify your chakras several times a day. With a little practice, you can say “unify” to yourself to instantly snap your chakras to one unified chakra.
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I heart health Do You Know Your “Advanced” Risk Factors for a Heart Attack or Stroke? By Dr. Wes Youngberg Not long ago, over 20 family members came together for Christmas at my in-laws Ohio country home where my wife grew up. It was a wonderful 10 days of making snowmen, having snow ball fights and sledding down the big hill behind the house. The best part was just being together and reminiscing all the good times we had spent together over the years. The day before we were all scheduled to leave, my mother-in-law developed clots in her legs and died the next day from a massive pulmonary embolism. We were all stunned; grateful that we had spent so much quality time together but shaking our heads that we had not seen this coming. Our time of celebration had ended in tragedy. Looking back, It’s easy to rationalize with statements like, “well she had 85 good years”, but the reality was that there were risk factors that we could of paid attention to that could of, if managed properly, given her more good years of life with the family she loved. Recently a friend lost his father suddenly because of blood clots didn’t respond quickly enough to standard therapy. Last week I took time from my busy clinical schedule to have a new comprehensive cardiovascular lab profile done on myself. New research shows that 60% of patients who have a heart attack of stroke actually have normal traditional risk factors. Their cholesterol, triglyceride
blood fats, LDL “bad cholesterol”, and HDL “good cholesterol” are all normal! In other words you could pass your next physical exam with your doctor and be told you are perfectly healthy, and later that same year have a massive stroke or heart attack. That is why I now recommend the Hunter Heart Advanced Cardiovascular Risk Assessment Profile. As valuable as the Lipid/Cholesterol profile is, it only picks up 50% of your actual risk for developing heart disease. Including the following tests in your health risk evaluation improve early identification of your actual cardiovascular risk to 90%. I strongly recommend taking the following tests: sd-LDL is the specific form of small dense LDL cholesterol that more easily promotes plaque; HDL2b is the most heart protective form of HDL cholesterol that actually removes plaque from your arteries; Lipoprotein (a) is a form of the “bad” LDL cholesterol that is ten times more likely to form plaque than regular LDL cholesterol; Homocysteine is a protein in the blood that increases the risk for atherosclerosis, heart disease, and stroke; low Vitamin D levels in the blood strongly influence risk of diabetes and heart disease; Apolipoprotine E is a gene mutation test that identifies advanced risk for both heart disease and Alzheimer’s disease; and Factor V Leiden is a gene mutation test that strongly influences your risk of developing clots in your blood stream. It’s also important to look at a Cardiovascular Inflammation Profile that includes two tests. The Cardiac CRP test measures the level of inflammation in the body. High inflammation significantly increases the risk of heart disease, diabetes, and many other diseases. The Cardiac CRP level is an excellent predictor of heart disease risk but can be elevated for other reasons as well. The Lp-PLA2 test, also known as the PLAC test indicates higher risk for unstable plaque and a greater tendency for the plaque to rupture. This test specifically shows if you have inflammation in the artery wall associated with plaque buildup representing the risk of a heart attack or stroke. Lastly I encourage everyone to test Iron and Ferritin– High levels of iron and the storage form of iron, called ferritin, represent an increased risk for heart disease and diabetes. Pay attention to your iron level. If elevated it can be a significant cause of diabetes and its complications! I encourage you to take advantage of these heart tests by talking with a health professional who will take the time to discuss each test with you and give you natural solutions to address each area of risk identified. I have personally had all these tests done on my self. For these tests I am very grateful, in that they gave me specific guidance of how I could further optimize my health and greatly lower my risk of cardiovascular and other diseases.
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Hypothyroidism is a common disorder that is frequently missed or misdiagnosed. This happens because screening tests are not extensive enough to pick up an actual problem with thyroid hormone production. Most patients have only had their TSH (thyroid stimulating hormone) tested, but this is not precise enough to accurately diagnose a thyroid issue. Simply measuring TSH alone is not enough. The hormones T4 and T3 need to be tested in addition to accurately evaluate thyroid hormone production. T4 is the least active hormone when produced by the thyroid, and it is converted to the more metabolically active T3 throughout the body. TSH is supposed to correlate with thyroid hormone levels in the blood, but unfortunately this is not always the case. Nutrition, immune balance, hormone balance, stress, and other factors can contribute to a disturbance in hormone production or the conversion of T4 to T3. The most common supplemental thyroid medication is composed of merely T4. This may not be helpful to a patient who cannot convert correctly. In addition, many, though not all, primary care doctors will base their treatment on lab test values and not on a patient’s actual symptoms. Many patients who are on thyroid medication may be on an incorrect dosage because of limited or incomplete testing. Patients should also be advised not to self-diagnose or treat, as there are many commonly recommended treatments, such as iodine, which may not be appropriate in every situation, and certain thyroid disorders such as Grave’s disease, which can be very serious and need to be managed very carefully. The good news is that with a complete, comprehensive naturopathic evaluation, thyroid disorders and contributing factors can be adequately diagnosed and treated with great success. Prime Wellness in Solana Beach and Rancho Bernado solves thyroid issues with a multi-faceted approach. As thyroid dysfunction is her speciality, Dr. Kelly Austin is able to take in the whole person and put together the puzzle pieces that compose each and every case. Each individual receives a treatment protocol that is personalized to him or her. We don't see patients as just lab test values and symptoms -- we understand that patients are real people with real stories, goals, and needs. With appropriate testing, nutritional or herbal support, dietary changes, lifestyle modifications, or proper medication, we can help our patients suffering from thyroid disorders feel well and function optimally. For more information about Dr. Austin's practice, please visit us at www.atmyprime.com
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REVITALIZED! Hello. I’m Dr. Kelly O’Neil, Cosmetic Surgeon & head of a Cosmetic Medical Center that specializes in minimally invasive cosmetic procedures. I invite you to attend our complimentary seminar and allow me to show you what is possible with the latest non-surgical technologies. In many cases, improvement with our non-surgical facelift exceeds that of a surgical facelift, and at a much lower cost! Contact us to find our when our next seminar will take place.
Non-Surgical Facelift & Body Contouring Find out more about: • Non-Surgical Arm Lift • Non-Surgical Facelift • Non-Surgical Facial Rejuvenation • SmartLipoTM • Tumescent Body Sculpting • Non-Surgical Tummy Tuck • Dermal Fillers / Botox
Removes wrinkles, age spots & acne scars, tightens eyelids & lifts cheeks all without surgery!
Modern body contouring techniques like SmartlipoTM and Tumescent Liposculpture are minimally invasive and extremely effective in experienced hands. They are often equal or superior to more invasive surgical procedures like abdominoplasty without the need for large scars. They are also much less costly. Patients return to work and other activities in a few days!
To find out when our next seminar will be held, contact us at (951) 296-1690 For more information and patient examples visit www.oneilskinandlipocenter.com
O’Neil Skin & Lipo Medical Center 40971 Winchester Rd, Temecula, CA 92591 • (951) 296-1690