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Contents Living Healthy | Fall 2010 | Volume 2, Issue 2 Living Healthy is published quarterly by Northern California Publications ©2010 Publisher: Carol Peterson General Manager: Jerry Urban Production/Graphics Manager: Jeri Luce Production: Glenn Harrington, Christie Lefforge, Cassie McCampbell Advertising: Jerry Urban Katherine Crosthwaite, Advertising Assistant: Linda Hood For advertising information call (530) 879-7815 Northern California Publications 5399 Clark Road, P.O. Drawer 70, Paradise, CA 95967 FAX: (530) 877-1326 Printed by Paradise Post Printing www.paradisepost.com




Kicking the Sweets Habit

Meet your alternative

The battle against sugar addiction


From Compost to Kindling

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Chaffin Family Orchards

Something’s Fishy

Going green - On the wild side

Fish oil may help reduce breast cancer

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By Jeff Schnaufer Older Americans suffering from osteoarthritis may find help in an even older source: ancient Chinese healing treatments and exercise. New studies by U.S. researchers are revealing the potential healing power of acupuncture, Tai Chi exercise and Qigong to reduce the symptoms of osteoarthritis, the most common form of arthritis, which causes pain and reduced motion in the joints and spine. Experts say there is no current medicinal cure for osteoarthritis. In a recent study published in the journal “Arthritis Care & Research,” Dr. Chenchen Wang and colleagues at Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, recruited 40 subjects, averaging 65 years of age, suffering from knee osteoarthritis to participate in a 60-minute Tai Chi session, instructed by a Tai Chi master, twice weekly for 12 weeks. Tai Chi is a traditional Chinese mind–body exercise that enhances balance, strength and flexibility, and reduces pain, depression and anxiety in diverse patient populations with chronic conditions. “It’s very exciting,” says Wang, who says the study showed that Tai Chi appeared to improve physical function and reduce pain and depression. “We found that Tai Chi does have a lot of benefits for the elderly for physical and mental conditions.” In June 2008, Dr. Kevin Chen and fellow researchers at the University of Maryland School of Medicine Center for Integrative Medicine, Baltimore, published a study in “Clinical Rheumatology” revealing the effectiveness of external Qigong therapy on people with knee osteoarthritis. External Qigong therapy is similar to therapeutic touch, in which the well-trained healer applies his/her Qi energy to the patient, Chen says. Chinese medicine considers knee arthritis to be caused by Qi blockage in the knee area. Among the three groups treated for two weeks, Chen says “the placebo group had a 33-percent reduction in pain, the group by Healer 1 had a 35-percent reduction in pain, while the group by Healer 2 had a 55percent reduction of pain after two weeks of treatment.” This led Chen to conclude that External QiGong Therapy might have a role in the treatment of osteoarthritis, depending upon the qualities of the healer. Chinese acupuncture also has been studied as an aid in the treatment of knee osteoarthritis. Dr. Lixing Lao of the

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University of Maryland School of Medicine Center for Integrative Medicine has conducted three acupuncture studies from 1993 to 2004, from a small pilot study to a 570-patient clinical trial. “Patients who were randomly assigned to the acupuncture treatment group had significant pain relief and function improvement ... compared to placebo/sham control,” Lao says. Researchers realize more studies need to be done to incorporate Chinese exercise and healing practices into mainstream medicine in the United States, but they are seeing hopeful signs. “Acupuncture is more accepted by the public than any time before,” Lao says, citing a recently published survey conducted by the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine and the National Institutes of Health. “There were 27.2 visits to acupuncturists per year per 1,000 persons in 1997, but in 2007, this number increased to 79.2 visits per year per 1,000 persons.” Plus, Lao says, more medical acupuncturists are working in hospitals. “For example, in our University of Maryland School of Medicine, not only is acupuncture service provided by licensed acupuncturists in the center for integrative medicine but also by medical acupuncturists for their patients in the shock trauma center, cancer center and anesthesiology department.” © CTW Features

Alternative by the Numbers Alternative medicine, once saddled with the label of being “hippie” and “fringe” is now one of the major trends in modern healing. According to the National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Md.: • One-third of all Americans are using some form of complementary or alternative medicine. • More than 1 million Americans currently use acupuncture. • More than $500 million per year is spent on acupuncture. • Most of the acupuncture treatments are combined with conventional Western medicine. • The number of acupuncture practitioners will double in three years. • Indications for the use of acupuncture in medical practice cover a wide range of clinical conditions. LH

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Kicking the Sweets Habit

By Dawn Klingensmith


hile she may not be culpable of ill intent or dealing anything illicit, some would say her cookies are the edible equivalent of drugs. Perhaps it’s no joke. People talk about sugar highs and call themselves chocoholics. There’s even a 12-step program called Overeaters Anonymous, with 54,000 members worldwide. But do sweets actually have addictive properties? Does sugar affect the brain in the same way that drugs like nicotine and heroin do? The evidence of food’s addictive properties is growing, and it is convincing if not quite conclusive, says Ashley Gearhardt, whose food addiction research appeared last year in the Journal of Addiction Medicine. What’s been studied most so far is sugar, says Gearhardt, a doctoral student in psychology at Yale University. It’s commonly understood that an initial sugar “high” or period of elevated energy, precedes a “crash” that leaves people wanting more sugar. However, those physiological changes are due not necessarily to an addiction but to an imbalance. Evidence of sugar’s addictive properties arises from animal studies and brain-imaging research in humans showing that sugar acts on the brain much like morphine, alcohol and nicotine, but with weaker effects. Let’s be clear, though, that sugar isn’t evil. It occurs naturally in every fruit and vegetable and is an important source of carbohydrates, our body’s primary energy source. Unlike the sugar in an apple, which is bound up in fiber, refined

There’s hope for even the sweetest tooth in the battle against sugar addiction

white sugar (which does not occur naturally in the environment) rapidly converts to blood sugar. This adversely affects the mind and body, Teitelbaum says. Too much sugar is linked to obesity, which in turn is linked to heart disease and diabetes, he adds. The American Heart Association therefore recommends women consume no more than 100 calories in added sugars per day and men not exceed 150. Four grams of sugar equal about 20 calories. But are there some people for whom these restrictions mean nothing because they truly can’t help themselves around sugary snacks? Studies suggest sugar addiction is real and powerful. Rats fed an intermittent diet of sucrose tripled their daily sugar consumption, possibly exhibiting a tolerance to the effects of sugar-rich foods, Gearhardt says. Another study found that when access to sugar was removed from animals on a highsugar diet, body temperature dropped and there were behavioral changes typically associated with withdrawal, such as anxiety and agitation. Neurobiological evidence for food addiction is compelling, but the diagnostic criteria for dependence, such as tolerance, withdrawal and loss of control, also must be looked at. “There is some evidence of tolerance and withdrawal for high-fat sweets in humans, but further research is needed,” Gearhardt says. Start by getting rid of “potent, highly processed, unnatural forms of sugar,” including fast food and sodas, she suggests. Study food labels, and as a general rule of thumb, don’t eat anything that lists sugar in any form – sucrose, glucose, fructose, dextrose, corn syrup – as one of the top three ingredients on the label. Avoid the white flour found in many breads and pastas, too, because the body rapidly converts it to sugar, Teitelbaum says. Milk aside, “If a food contains more than 10 grams of sugar, put it down. That’s a party food,” says Sharon Zarabi, a dietitian in New York City. Look out for stealth sugars. “A lot of food manufacturers add fiber because it’s healthy, but very often they add sugar, too, to make it appealing,” she says. Give into an indulgence every once in a while, Zarabi says. But remember, not all sweets are created equal. If a cup of sweetened tea, a piece of fruit or a stick of sugarless gum doesn’t satisfy your hankering, opt for dark chocolate instead of milk chocolate, or a small handful of peanut M&Ms (more healthful nut, less chocolate) It’s also a good idea to keep sugar-free frozen fudge bars on hand, Zarabi recommends. Some brands have as few as 40 calories per serving. LH © CTW Features


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ou have spent many a day raking up pine needles and pinecones, but you wouldn’t have it any other way. You love your pine trees, despite all of the work they create. While you generally set the pinecones aside to use for composting over time, a friend has suggested you take an alternative route this year and turn them into kindling for your fireplace. When dried out, pinecones make great starter for fires. You may treat them with various chemicals in order to produce various colored flames. You may use table salt to create yellow flames, salt substitute to create purple flames, and allum to create green flames. You may use strontium chloride or boric acid to create red flames. To treat pinecones, soak them in half a gallon of hot water with a cup of the chosen chemical for eight hours. Remove them using tongs and let them dry on paper towels for three days. Separate the pinecones by chemical treatment and burn them two to three at a time. Don't burn any more than that or mix chemical treatments. It could cause a dangerous reaction. If chemically treating pinecones does not appeal to you, you could create scented pinecone kindling. To do this, fill a spray bottle with water and 20 drops of cinnamon essential oil. Spray the pinecones and store them in a garbage bag for 24 hours. Remove them and use them as kindling, burning two or three at a time. Put your old pinecones to good use this year. Turn them into kindling for your fireplace and for others’. Fill a few baskets with them and give them to your friends as gifts. LH Fall 2010 10

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Going Green on the Wild Side - Where the Livestock does the Farming


haffin Family Orchards was going green even before it was “cool” to go green. The orchard’s organically green roots date back nearly 100 years. Back then University of California at Berkeley professors planted Mission Olives on the property; however, the farm’s first manager Del Chaffin saw the property’s full potential. After graduating from the Berkeley, Del Chaffin purchased the farm and began turning his dream into a reality. Through hard work and attention to detail, he created a sustainable family farm able to produce high quality produce available year round. Most importantly, the farm was designed to use as little of the area’s natural resources as possible. Now five generations later, Chaffin’s philosophy and dream continues — only it’s magnified and broader in its administration. As you walk through this pastoral property, it’s history is apparent in its towering 100 year-old olive trees with their thick, large trunks dating back to the earliest days of the farm yet still producing delicate fresh olives perfect for pressing into a buttery, rich olive oil and fresh olives perfect for curing at home. Elsewhere 50-year-old stonefruit and citrus trees and 60-year-old Duke avocado trees are testament

to the orchards philosophy that fruit gets better with deeper flavors as it ages. No harsh chemicals have ever scorched the leaves of these trees. For decades the trees have grown undisturbed, naturally and have held onto their fruit until it reaches its optimal level of ripened perfection — ready to yield the best flavor and texture for the consumer. Sales Manager, Chris Kerston said he is proud that 90 percent of the products are delivered from the hands of the orchards employees directly into the hands of the consumer. Chaffin Family Orchard has expanded its green operations into a well-balanced operation utilizing the best attributes of the entire “family.” Here, the family includes not only the orchard employees but also the livestock. Quite simply the livestock (chickens, goats, sheep and cows) are permitted to do what comes naturally to them. Pastured chickens scamper around and See CHAFFIN, next page Living Healthy | 11

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snack on bugs throughout secured sections orchard, acting as a natural alternative to pesticides. All this snacking ultimately leads to another benefit: high nitrogen manure. The goats handle the light pruning and the weeding of the property while the cows and sheep act as the orchard’s lawn mowers. Solar-powered portable electric fences keep predators out and the animals confined to their “work area” or living area. This practice allows egg-laying hens to roam freely in and out of their coups and into the pasture whenever their feathers feel the need to roam. Specially designed yurts contain market chickens Livestock assist with light pruning, weeding and fertilizing by doing what they do naturally on the farm.

and permit the same freedom. Meanwhile guardian dogs watch out for predators in the wide expanses where the goats, sheep and cows roam. “We have plenty of predators,” Kerston said, “but we have never lost a dog or goat or other animal to a predator.” Kerston said the migratory nature of the farm’s operation helps to minimize the territorial impact on wildlife. “We are constantly moving animals,” he said. For example, after the goats are finished gobbling up all the blackberry bushes and “pruning” the lower branches of the trees in one area, the farm will relocate them to another area which needs tending. The animals’ freedom benefits everyone at the farm.

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raised in a manner allowing them to behave naturally and in a manner that minimizes animal discomfort. Few ranches meet the strict policies required for this certification. This practice promotes environmental health while at the same time keeps the animals as happy and as comfortable as possible. Chaffin Family Orchard is also proud to be Certified Predator Friendly because it takes a non-lethal approach to managing livestock in concordance with natural predators. While the property has its share of mountain lions, bear, bobcats and coyotes, it is able to manage the property in such a way as to not disturb the natural balance of nature. These animals may be predators to the orchard’s livestock, however; they also serve a purpose in nature by controlling populations of their prey (skunks, deer and rodents). To keep the predators from preying on the orchard’s livestock, the orchard houses guardian dogs and has installed electric fences around its livestock. It also rotates grazing animals frequently to minimize the displacement of wildlife. See ORCHARD, next page

Animals are rotated throughout the property to help keep the orchard healthy and to minimize the orchard's environmental impact on wildlife. Living Healthy | 13


At Chaffin Family Orchards 100-year-old trees still produce fruit for the farm. Older trees are appreciated for their deeper, more mature flavors. ORCHARD, from page 13

Chaffin Family Orchards is located at 606 Coal Canyon Road in Oroville and is open seven days a week on the honor system. Products are also available at farmers’ markets in Chico, Oroville and Paradise. In addition, Chico Natural Foods and Almond Street Natural Foods in Paradise offer Chaffin Products. Some products such as jam, olive oil and citrus are available by mail order. For more information about Chaffin Family Orchards call (530) 533-8239 or (530) 533-1676. The business website is www.chaffinfamilyorchards.com.


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A new study shows that regular use of fish oil supplements may reduce risk of breast cancer By Taniesha Robinson


or women, the benefit of a fish fillet may go beyond the protein, mental health and the delicious taste. A recent study by researchers at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle links consumption of fish oil supplements with a decreased risk of breast cancer. Regular consumption of high levels of the omega-3 fatty acids EPA and DHA contained in fish oil supplements was linked with a 32-percent reduced risk of breast cancer in the study led by Emily White, Ph.D., a member of the public health sciences division. The Hutchinson study is the first to link these substances to breast cancer. Previous studies of fish intake and omega-3 fatty acids have been inconsistent. “It may be that the amount of omega-3 fatty acids in fish oil supplements are higher than most people would typically get from their diet,” White says. White and other researchers followed

35,016 postmenopausal women for six years. Initially, none of the women had a history of breast cancer and each completed a 24-page questionnaire about their use of non-vitamin, non-mineral “specialty” supplements. Six years later, 880 cases of breast cancer were identified. While excitement has emerged with increasing evidence about the health benefits of fish oil, White and other medical professionals encourage caution. “It is very rare that a single study should be used to make a broad recommendation,” said Dr. Edward Giovannucci, professor of nutrition and epidemiology at the Harvard School of Public Health and an editorial board member of “Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention.” “Over a period of time, as the studies confirm each other, we can start to make recommendations,” he says. Harvard researchers are now enrolling what they plan to be a study of 20,000 patients to examine the impact of fish oil supplements and vitamin D on cancer, heart disease and stroke. © CTW Features


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August 15, 22 • 6:30pm-8 8:00pm Riverbend Park Hwy. 70 & Montgomery Street, Oroville. For more information call 533-2011 Come enjoy an evening of live music by the Feather River, and dine on delicious eats from Chuck Wagon BBQ while the kids burn off that extra energy in the bounce house!

WATER FESTIVAL August 19 • 6:00pm-8 8:00pm Fun & festivities for kids and families. Sponsored by the Corning Recreation Department and City of Corning. North Side Park, 6th & Colusa Streets. 824-5550

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10:00am-4 4:00pm All day - most events run Celebrate the return of the salmon to the Feather River at the 16th Annual Oroville Salmon Festival. It's free family fun for everyone! Fish Hatchery, Nature Center and Downtown Oroville info@orovillechamber.net 530-538-2542

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Health-Related and Fun Events

GUIDED MEDITATION FOR HEALTH AND PAIN REDUCTION October 4 - November 22 Mondays - 3:00-4 4:00pm


529-8038 • Red Bluff Fairgrounds


8 week class. $65 registration fee. Paradise Center for Healthy Living. 8724325 or www.ParadiseHealthyLiving.com


October 2 • 9:00am-4 4:00pm Apple pie baking contest, music, food 100 arts and crafts booths. Manton School, Town of Manton, 474.1113

October 14 • 7:30 pm The magic is still there. The New Christy Minstrels are delighting their fans and creating new ones at every performance. Oroville State Theater Corner Robinson & Myers, Oroville Call for more information 589-2667


October 2 • 6:00-1 11:00pm


October 16 • 10:00am

PASS THE PASTA FEAST October 9 • 5:00pm Fellowship Hall, Paradise Lutheran Church 780 Luther Drive (next to CVS Drugstore) Paradise, 877-1856 Advance tickets Pastas with gourmet sauces, fresh salad greens, toasted garlic bread. No Host Wine & Dessert Bar.

529-7000 Lassen View Elementary School

RETURN OF THE SALMON FESTIVAL October 16 • 9:00am-4 4:00pm 365-8622 Coleman Fish Hatchery, Anderson

CHICO WALK FOR FARM ANIMALS October 9 Registration: 9:30-Walk begins at 10:00am Location to be announced. Farm Sanctuary's Walk for Farm Animals to benefit the Farm Sanctuary, and raise awareness of farm animals in honor of World Farm Animals Day. Contact: 9612121 www.farmsanctuary.org


JOHNNY APPLESEED DAYS October 2-3 3 In 2010 Paradise will celebrate the 130th anniversary of the fall festival. Paradise Intermediate School, Pearson Rd., Paradise. 877-9356 or visit www.paradisechamber.com

19TH ANNUAL ANTIQUE STREET FAIRE October 3 • 9:00am Downtown Red Bluff, 527-3092 20 | Fall 2010


October 9 • 8:00am

THE 10TH ANNUAL BIG EVENT A fundraiser for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Butte County. Dinner, dancing, live & silent auction and candidate winners. Contact: Kathy Barrett 343-8407



527-6727 Red Bluff Fairgrounds Craft vendors, kids games, costume contest, live entertainment, food and drinks

FOREST RANCH FALL FESTIVAL & HOLIDAY BAZAAR October 9 10:00am-4 4:00pm Downtown Forest Ranch Crafts, food, flea market, farmers market, entertainment, Kid's Corner. 566-1099

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Health-Related and Fun Events



October 16, 23 & 30

October 29 - 31 7pm-1 10pm

527-5920 • Red Bluff Fairgrounds

TASTE OF HOME COOKING SCHOOL October 21 • 4:00-9 9:00pm A cooking demonstration from dinner to dessert. Retailer booths, beverages, light fare, guest goodie bags. Reservations required, seating limited. 877-4413


Tehama County Fairgrounds Antelope Blvd., Red Bluff, 527-6127

TEHAMA COUNTY ARTS COUNCIL ART WALK November 5 & 6 529-0826 Downtown Red Bluff

Do you dare to be scared? Come to the YMCA's annual Haunted House open three nights from 7pm-10pm on Friday & Saturday and 7pm-9pm on Sunday. Come with a friend or you may not come out alive! YMCA - 1684 Robinson Street, Oroville, 533-9622

SMALL WORLD-SMALL WORKS MULTI-CITY EXHIBITION November 6 Go to www.chicoartcenter.com for more info.


COMMUNITY HALLOWEEN October 30 • 6:00pm-8 8:30pm Game booths, cakewalk, food, ghosts, and goblins will all help to make for a creepily fun time for Halloween. Put on your costume, grab your family, and join us for a bewitching time! Terre Ashe Recreation Ctr., Paradise. 872-6393

Come and enjoy live blues by Big Mo and The Full Moon Band, delicious food, wine tasting and huge silent auction. Gold Country Casino Showroom 4020 Olive Hwy., Oroville, 538-2542 Tickets are $20 and include admission, a delicious selection of appetizers and desserts, wine tasting and music. See CALENDAR, next page


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MINDFUL EATING Noon November 13 • 10am-N Paradise Center for Healthy Living. 872-4325, www.ParadiseHealthyLiving.com

ART TO ANTIQUE HARVEST FESTIVAL November 13 527-5920 • Red Bluff Fairgrounds

NORTHERN-CAL APPALOOSA ALL BREED STALLION PARADE November 14 527-5920 • Red Bluff Fairgrounds

CORNING HOMETOWN CHRISTMAS CELEBRATION November 20 8:00am, Parade-5 5:30pm

Pancake breakfast, craft booths, Corning, 824-5550




7:30am-1:00pm. 2nd & Wall, Downtown Chico. Rain or Shine Thru October Wednesdays, 7:30am. North Valley Plaza Mall (corner of East Ave & Pillsbury Road)

7:30am-12noon Public parking Lot A (Montgomery & Myers St)

Year-R Round Saturdays,


Thru September Saturdays,


Every Wednesday, Thru Sept. 15

11am-5pm.Hospital Parking Lot 2767 Olive Highway, Oroville, 693-2281

Tuesdays, 7:30am Noon, Paradise Alliance Church, 6491 Clark Road (next to Post Office). Rain or Shine



Downtown Red Bluff &

6-9:00pm. Includes free entertainment, food, live music, vendors and fun!

527-6220, Downtown Red Bluff

Wednesdays September 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 Saturdays September 4, 11, 18, 25 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM Red Bluff City River Park

Come see why a passion for volunteering or “Paying it Forward”, a strong sense of community and positive clinical outcomes set Chico Creek apart!

With the most improved five star rating and survey results in the county; Only four deficiencies and zero medication errors, call or stop by to see what we can do for you and your loved ones!

587 Rio Lindo Avenue 530-345-1306 • CHICO "Our rehabilitation rooms include personal swing arm televisions with cable and individual phone lines." 22 | Fall 2010


At Paradise Hearing & Balance Center, we provide professional, friendly and affordable hearing health care through education, solutions and support to help our patients improve communication with the people in their lives. No other hearing aid center in the entire North Valley can match our education, credentials, expertise and state-of-the-art diagnostic Deborah Touchette, Au.D., CCC-A equipment. Doctor of Audiology

5500 Clark Road, Paradise 872-5500 2627 Forest Ave., Chico 894-3300



Corner of Clark & Pearson • 877-4442

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