R A N D O L P H L I V I N G
M A G A Z I N E WINTER HOLIDAY 2022-23
LETTER FROM THE EDITOR
Fall into the Holiday Season!
Fall and Christmas just run together these days, don't they? We can't even get past Halloween without the promotions for Thanksgiving revving up and it's not even Thanksgiving when Santa and his Elves ;-) are already busily pushing toys and goodies into our emails and mailboxes to get us excited or (if you're like me!) stressing us out!
We're gonna help you out a little with all of that by offering up some helpful advice on keeping calm during the holidays and telling you about how to find fun activities for the entire family.
And we hope it helps your stress level to have some holiday drink ideas for three different types of parties!
Whatever your holiday plans, stay safe, stay sane, and love everybody!
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Happy Holidays to One & All!
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HEALTH & WELLNESS
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▶ are you at risk of injury from falling? ▶ fall foot tips you need to know COVER STORY ▶ Triad Foot & Ankle keeping the Triad on their feet for over 50 years!
▶ colder weather tips for your feet ▶ a cleansing meal plan (detoxify!) ▶ shutting down self-defeating thoughts & holiday self-care ▶ Live Life FORWARD IN EVERY ISSUE ▶ expert advice ▶ helpful feature articles ▶ things to do ▶ recipes & more NEWS
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We wish you and your loved ones a magnificent holiday season and hope the year ahead is both fulfilling and prosperous.
From the bottom of our hearts, thank you all!
The Randolph Living Magazine Team
Dr. Karen WIlkinson has been practic ing in Alamance County for almost 30 years. She has established herself with in our community as a leading expert in weight loss, neuropathy, osteoporosis prevention, rehabilitation and pain man agement. The programs developed and implemented by Dr. Karen are cutting edge and not found anywhere else in our area.
She has a Bachelors of Science and a Doctorate in Chiropractic Medicine from Logan Collegeof Chiropractic, as well as advanced training in nutrition, ex ercise, neuropathy, worksite wellness, and occupational health and applied ergonomics. Today she continues to sit on the board of the International Academy of Chiropractic Occupational Health Consultants, as she has for the past 12 years.
Dr. Karen has established herself as a key member of our community, support ing and hosting community events, as well as hosting a weekly radio show, “The Wellness Revolution” on WBAG, Tuesdays at 1130 a.m.
Her mission is to improve the quality of life of each member of our community, one person at a time.
FALL RISK &
Did you know that one third of older adults living at home fall every year? Did you also know that one out of every five falls results in a serious injury of broken bones or head injury?
There are many factors that increase the risk of falling in older adults, including balance disorders, chronic illnesses, mobility issues and impaired vision. Many falls cause at least some injury from mild bruising to broken bones, head injuries, and even death. In fact, falls are a leading cause of death in older adults. BUT, most falls can be prevented.
HERE ARE A FEW THINGS YOU CAN DO TO REDUCE YOUR RISK OF FALLING:
ANNUAL EYE EXAMS: Eye diseases like cataracts and glaucoma reduce your ability to see properly. Also, as your eyes age, less light reaches the retina, making contrasting edges, tripping hazards and obstacles hard er to see.
MEDICATIONS EVALUATION: Some overthe-counter medications and prescriptions can cause dehydration, dizziness, or interac tions with each other that can lead to a fall.
HOME ASSESSMENT: Keep objects off the floor, remove rugs or other tripping hazards, use brighter bulbs to help you see better and install grab bars and handrails where neces sary.
GET A FULL RISK ASSESSMENT: This is a helpful tool to see how “at risk” you are. Not many places do it ( Envision Wellness does!).
STRENGTH AND BALANCE PROGRAM: Exercise is great but you may need specific things to improve your balance and strength. A customized approach to your weak areas is key for your progress and prevention.
Prevention is always the key, so schedule your complimentary fall risk assessment today!
To schedule a comprehensive evaluation call Dr. Karen Wilkinson at (336) 266-7703
Contact Envision Wellness TODAY & let's make it a better tomorrow!
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2241 Hanford Road Burlington NC ♦ (336) 266-7703 EnvisionWellnessNC.com WELLNESS, PAIN RELIEF & WEIGHT LOSS
DR KAREN WILKINSON
FOUR COLDER WEATHER foot tips
you NEED TO KNOW
Fall temperatures are here and winter temps are on their way, and that means a change in footwear.
If you are accustomed to wearing sandals and flip-flops during the warmer months, the thought of squeezing your feet into poor-fitting, close-toed shoes may have you groaning.
Here are a few tips on getting prepared for fall and winter so you and your family can seamlessly and painlessly transition from strappy sandals to warm boots:
GET YOUR FEET MEASURED
Many people wear shoes that are too small, too wide, etc. When your feet have been correctly measured, you will be able to select shoes with proper arch support, no slipping, and less pain in the ball of your foot.
2. SHOP FOR SHOES IN THE AFTERNOON
If you’re in the market for new fall or winter shoes, be sure to shop for them in the after noon when your feet are at their largest.
3. YOUR SHOES SHOULDN’T NEED TO BE “BROKEN IN” Your shoes should be comfortable when you first try them on. Choose boots with lots of toe room and a firm heel counter (the back of the shoe that provides support), and a heel two inches or lower.
4. TREAT ANY KNOWN TOENAIL CONDITIONS
Make sure that any toenail conditions have been properly taken care of before wearing close-toed shoes again. Conditions like ingrown toenails and nail or foot fungus can be aggravated in the warm, moist confines of a boot or cold weather shoe.
To schedule an appointment for a professional evaulation and treatment plan visit triadfoot.com OR call (336) 538-6885
DR TITORYA STOVER
A Lancaster, South Carolina native, Dr. Titorya Stover graduated from Clemson University with a Bachelor of Health Science degree before attending Barry University in Miami Shores, Florida, where she earned her Doctor of Podiatric medicine with a dual master’s degree in Public Health and Biomedical Science. Dr. Stover was also a Chief Resident physician of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery at the VA Medical Center in Northport, New York, and a Fellow of Sports Medicine and Surgery at the Specialty Surgical Center at UCLA and the Motion Picture and television Fund affiliate.
Dr. Stover is Board Certified in foot surgery by the American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery.
Triad Foot & Ankle Center has three convenient locations in Asheboro, Greensboro & Burlington serve your foot & ankle care needs
Schedule an appointment with one of our podiatrists TODAY (336) 625-1950 visit triadfoot.com
600 W Salisbury St, Ste D Asheboro NC (336) 625-1950
Triad Foot & Ankle Center is the leading podiatric medical practice serving the Piedmont Triad & is proud to have a team of highly trained & skilled medical & surgical podiatry experts, certified by the Board of Podiatry Examiners.
Quick fix detox diets are often a grueling undertaking and, as with most extreme dieting measures, they can potentially do more harm than good.
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EVEN IN WINTER WE SHOULD BE CONCIOUS OF EATING FRESH VEGETABLES. A CLEANS ING MEAL PLAN ENCOUR AGES THE NATURAL DE TOXIFICATION PROCESS TO TAKE PLACE. HERE IS WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW TO CLEANSE YOUR BODY NAT URALLY!
First, it may be helpful to understand exactly what detoxing is. Detoxification is something the body is designed to do naturally; it is a continual process in which the body neutralizes or eliminates toxic waste from the body. No one can avoid toxins. They get in the body through food, water, or exposure to environmental toxins. Really, anything that harms body tissue can be considered a toxin. Toxins also occur naturally from cell activity. The liver, intestines, kidneys, lungs, skin, blood and lymphatic systems form a toxin
Toxin Terminatators A CLEANSING MEAL PLAN
fighting team that transformed toxins chemically to less harmful compounds that eventually exit the body through excretion. Since these organs are working hard to keep the body clean every day, a great detox plan would include eating foods that support these toxin fighting organs.
Cruciferous vegetables like cabbage, broccoli, kale, cauliflower, radishes and arugula are beneficial in the cleansing process because they contain a certain enzyme that helps moves toxins along. These vegetables, as well as whole grains, fruits, and legumes are naturally high in fiber. Fiber acts as a broom sweeping trash along the gastrointestinal tract encouraging regular bowel movements. Toxins like pesticides and petrochemicals must leave the body via the stool; fiber helps to facilitate their removal.
Garlic, like cruciferous vegetables, has enzymatic power that helps the toxic purging process. The cleansing power of both garlic and lemons lies in their high amounts of vitamin C. Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant that lends support to both the immune system and liver. Antioxidants are commanding agents that help fight free radicals in the bloodstream. Free radicals are the nasty culprits that potentially cause premature aging, as well as certain kinds of cancer and heart disease. No healthy detox diet plan is complete without the powerful punch that antioxidants deliver.
Spices are also toxin terminators. Turmeric is an especially potent spice with many medicinal virtues; the most outstanding is its ability to support the digestive process. Turmeric’s beautiful, bold yellow color is due to the powerful phytochemical component curcumin. Curcumin actually stimulates the production of bile by the gallbladder. Bile is an extremely important component in the detoxification process because the liver needs bile for elimination to take place. Bile also rejuvenates liver cells that breakdown harmful compounds.
Cruciferous vegetables, fruits, fiber, whole grains, garlic and turmeric are just a few of the outstanding toxic terminating foods; not to be forgotten are influential fluids. Included in your regimen should be a moderate daily dose of water. Your body must be properly hydrated with pure, clean water if it is going to flush toxins from your system. Other notable fluids are various herbals teas; among the starlets is green tea. Unique to green tea is polyphenols an antioxidant agent that helps destroy harmful molecules in the body, like the free radicals mentioned earlier.
Incorporating naturally cleansing foods and spices in your everyday diet can help promote a healthy body that works properly to eliminate toxins. A natural detox approach will prevent the need for dangerous detox dieting that can potentially wreak havoc on your system.
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Doyou ever look around at friends, family, colleagues, or the people you grew up with and wonder why their lives appear to be more successful than yours?
Do you find yourself feeling at times you don’t quite measure up, while others seem to be happy and in control? While others are thriving in their work, in their relationships, and in their leisure time, you continue to find yourself grinding through each day overwhelmed by stress and exhaustion.
Revealing an incredibly simple pathway to fulfillment that is completely in your control, I am sharing how unconscious, undeserving beliefs are the primary obstacle standing in the way of your goals, happiness and peace of mind in any area of your life. Here are a few practices that take a total of 20 minutes to implement into your daily routine to flip your deserving switch on and finally achieve everything you want in life.
1 INITIAL SENSING (2 MINUTES)
In a comfortable, seated position with hands on your lap begin to sense your body. Sensing is NOT feeling. You are not feeling the temperature of the room nor the feeling of your skin on your clothing or chair. Sensing is being aware of your body’s internal sensation. You may feel a pulsing of the part of your body you are focusing on, like a
heartbeat. Give attention everywhere by mentally scanning your extremities and your core.
CLEARING (5 TO 10 MINUTES)
After connecting to your body through sensing, evoke your strongest visual and or auditory memory of the circumstances contributing to your strongest, undeserving belief. The recollection of the person or circumstance should be strong enough to elicit the hurtful, negative emotion in your body easily and quickly Add to this by intensifying the emotion, for instance, squeezing your stomach muscles as you focus on creating the negative feeling, or even vocalizing out loud what is happening in the scene.
As a beginner, you’ll find that your mind is easily
Youcansurely somewherefind20minutes inyourbusyday HOW TO SHUT DOWN SELF DEFEATING THOUGHTS 3 PRACTICES TO FLIP ON YOUR DESERVING SWITCH
distracted and often drifts away during this exercise. Don’t let that discourage you. Ever y time you realize you are no longer feeling the negative emotion or visualizing the memor y, come back to it and re-generate the negative feeling.
Sustain the vision and feeling for as long as possible. It’s not easy to do and the more you do this, the longer you will be able to hold the vision and emotion during a session. Once you notice the emotional tension has decreased significantly, you can move to step three. That negative emotion does not have to be gone entirely, just diminished.
3EMOTIONALIZING (10 MINUTES)
After clearing, you will find it easier to visualize and feel the emotions of what you want to experience in life. You have just wiped clean your emotional state, which makes it easier to generate new positive emotions. Start picturing what you most want (in the same area of life you just cleared) and generate the emotion this vision gives you. Is it gratitude, joy, excitement, peace? Whatever single emotion your vision most generates, focus on it while holding the vision.
To intensify your emotion, breathe deeply into your chest and focus on gratitude
Sensing is NOT feeling.
You are not feeling the temperature of the room nor the feeling of your skin on your clothing or chair.
even more intently. Once you sense an internal shift of newfound confidence in your vision and it has been 20 minutes, gently come out of the process. Continue with your day and if you wrote down any notes during the process, make sure to take them seriously and act on them.
There’s an astute saying, “If you don’t have 20 minutes a day to meditate, then you should be meditating for 40.” It’s not much to ask. You can surely find 20 minutes somewhere in your busy day
Even if you have three children who wake up earlier than you, you can find time, like thousands of parents do, to nur ture yourself with this practice. Your children, too, will benefit from your new mindset and perspective. Keeping the same time each day provides
a predictable routine and habit that makes it easier to strengthen your commitment. So if possible, do The Deserving Process first thing in the morning. It is a phenomenal way to begin each day.
To suppor t your effor t, consider getting an accountability par tner—a spouse, friend, or family member—who can do this process with you and share your journey Their suppor t and par ticipation are an invaluable asset. Invite someone to read this book at the same time you do and begin the process together It makes a tremendous difference not to be alone rough it. Your commitment to not letting your par tner down will strengthen your commitment to yourself. It’s a win-win. Help someone you care about to flip their switch and it will expedite you flipping your own.
ZUCCHINI BOK CHOY QUINOA
THE DISH ON QUINOA
Quinoa, dating back thousands of years, is an ancient Incan seed. This protein-packed super food is regarded as one of the best sources of protein available. Referred to as the “Super grain of the Future” by the Quinoa Corporation, quinoa contains 9 essential amino acids. It’s an excellent source of complex carbohydrates and has the added benefit of high levels of fiber. Quinoa is a great option for vegetarians, vegans, or anyone looking for a healthy protein source. It can be eaten alone or prepared with other ingredients to create a tasty meal.
WHAT YOU DO:
WHAT YOU NEED:
1 cup of Inca Red Quinoa
3 cups of reduced sodium chicken broth
1 cup of diced zucchini
1/2 cup of diced red onions
1 cup of diced baby bok choy
1 bay leaf
1 Tbsp olive oil
PLACE Inca Red Quinoa and bay leaf into a deep pan with chicken broth and bring to a boil. Turn to medium low, cover, and cook quinoa to desired tenderness. It is necessary to rinse quinoa several times in a sifting strainer to get it thoroughly clean prior to cooking.
DICE zucchini, onions and baby bok choy and place in bowl and mix STIR FRY vegetables in pan using olive oil REMOVE bay leaf from quinoa after cooking. MIX vegetables into quinoa and serve.
OUR TIPS: Water can be substituted for chicken broth, if desired. To increase protein intake on this dish, try adding sliced tofu.
Live life forward
We live in an in creasingly facepaced world that generates a tremendous amount of pressure. As such, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed and frustrated. When this happens, negative emotions and feelings begin to surface. This is exacer bated by the fact that there is little time to stop and reflect. Genuine happiness is often seen in indi viduals who have the ability to let go of the past, rid themselves of negative emotions and live life forward. Everyone experiences feelings of negativity; it is a natural part of the human existence. How ever, finding ways to change these feelings is vital to creating a more positive and productive life.
USE THESE LIFESTYLE TIPS TO CREATE A POSITIVE, PRODUCTIVE LIFE!
ENGAGE IN POSITIVE SELF-TALK
The most important messag es we receive are those we send ourselves. The mind believes what it hears and even the art of saying positive messages to yourself out loud can help change your mental perspective on life. Pay careful attention to the dialogue inside your head and, if necessary, repeat positive mantras to yourself such as “I am capable” and “I am beau tiful.” Write these thoughts down and read them each night before going to sleep.
INVEST IN YOURSELF
Gently caring for ourselves is also critical. We invest so much time in others that we forget the need to invest in ourselves. Eating healthy food, moving our bodies and nurturing our souls is imperative. Spend time outside in nature, breath fresh air, eat food that fuels the body, and engage in activities that slow the mind down such as meditation or yoga. Finding moments to quiet the mind and detaching from tech nology helps us gain perspective.
BUILD ENCOURAGING FRIENDSHIPS
We are the sum of the people with whom we spend most of our time. The best way to be happy and release negativity in our lives is to find others who are supportive and positive. Everyone needs individu als in their life that see the glass as being half full. Do an assessment of the people in your life. Do they encourage you? Do they make you want to be a better person? In what ways do they bring positivity to your life? It’s often difficult to make changes in relationships but realizing how others impact you either positively or negatively is an important step toward creating a fulfilling existence.
...moving our bodies and nurturing our souls is imperative. Spend time outside in nature, breath fresh air...
SESAME GINGER TEMPEH POWER BOWLS
w/Quinoa & Sweet Potatoes
Tempeh is a plant-based protein gaining in popularity. It’s an all-natural protein source made with simple, whole-food ingredients – most often fermented soybeans, water and rice – and is high in protein, packed with fiber and low in fat, sodium and calories. Tempeh is also loaded with vitamins and minerals. Because it’s fermented, the nutrients in tempeh are easy for the body to digest. Tempeh has a firm texture, nutty taste and can be baked, fried, steamed or grilled.
PICKLED PINK ONIONS
1/4 cup white wine vinegar
2 teaspoons white sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 small red onion, peeled and thinly sliced
SESAME GINGER VINAIGRETTE
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
2 teaspoons sesame oil
2 teaspoons grated fresh ginger
2 teaspoons rice wine vinegar
2 teaspoons soy sauce
2 teaspoons toasted sesame seeds
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 large sweet potato, peeled, cut into 1/2-inch slices
1 package (8 ounces) Lightlife Original Tempeh
1 teaspoon vegetable oil
2 tablespoons soy sauce
2 cups baby spinach or kale
2 cups cooked tri-color quinoa, at room temp
1/2 ripe avocado, cubed
1/2 cup canned chickpeas, rinsed and drained
6 red grape cherry tomatoes, halved
6 yellow grape cherry tomatoes, halved
1/2 cup pea shoots
MAKE PICKLED PINK ONIONS: In small pot, bring white wine vinegar, sugar and salt to boil. Add onions and toss to coat 15 seconds. Turn off heat and let sit 20 minutes, stir ring occasionally, until onions are soft and bright pink. Set aside.
MAKE SESAME GINGER VINAIGRETTE: In small bowl, stir vegetable and sesame oils with ginger, rice wine vinegar, soy sauce and sesame seeds. Pour into two small ramekins. Set aside.
MAKE SWEET POTATOES: In large nonstick skillet over medium heat, heat olive oil. Add sweet potato slices and cook, turning occasionally, 15-17 minutes, adjusting heat as necessary until tender when pierced with knife. Remove to cutting board and cut each slice into quarters. Wipe out skillet.
MAKE TEMPEH: Cut tempeh crosswise into eight triangles. In nonstick skillet over medium-low heat, heat vegetable oil. Cook tempeh with soy sauce until golden brown and warm, 2-3 minutes per side. Remove tempeh from pan and add baby spinach or kale; stir 1-2 minutes just until wilted.
ASSEMBLE BOWLS: On bottoms of two shallow bowls or plates, spread cooked quinoa. Top with piles of warm sweet potatoes, pickled pink onions, sauteed spinach or kale, av ocado, chickpeas, grape tomatoes and pea shoots. Top with tempeh and serve with sesame ginger vinaigrette.
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For more great tempeh and other plant-based recipes, visit LightLife.com
Eating healthier and saving time around the house are common goals for many families, and there’s one solution that can help attain both: meal-prepping. By planning and preparing meals in advance of each week, you can practice better portion control while creating free time for normally hectic mornings, afternoons and evenings.
TIPS TO JUMPSTART YOUR MEAL-PREPPING PROCESS
INCLUDE THE WHOLE FAMILY
By letting everybody in on meal-prepping, you’re helping ensure everyone is satisfied with the breakfasts, lunches, dinners and snacks that become your end results. Even if you only plan to work in advance on lunches, for instance, loved ones will likely enjoy the process more if all are pleased with the meals they enjoy later.
PLAN THE MEALS
Once the whole gang is included and on-board, start brainstorming the recipes and dishes you’d like to make. Try starting with just one course at first – lunch is likely to be the easiest – to help keep meal-prepping simple at the start.
BUY INGREDIENTS IN BULK
Whether your grocery shopping takes place over the weekend or on a free weeknight, purchasing ingredients and supplies in bulk – without overbuying perishables like fruits and veggies – can help make sure you have everything you need once it’s time to build the meals themselves.
HEAD TO THE KITCHEN
Pick one day each week when you can plan to spend ample time in the kitchen making your meals. Use cooking techniques that are less hands-on, like baking or slow-cooking, as often as possible so you can multitask throughout.
EASY MEAL PREP
...by planning and preparing meals in advance, you can practice better portion control while creating more free time for normally hectic days
SORT AND DIVIDE
Using quality food containers to keep your meals as fresh as possible, start splitting up servings in ways that fuel you and family while instituting improved portion control. By sorting out specific meals ahead of time, you can begin creating better eating habits.
For more great kitchen tips & tricks visit: Culinary.net
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Holiday SELF CARE
Holiday SELF CARE
CELEBRATING WITH FAMILY AND FRIENDS. SOCIALIZING, GIFT-GIVING, AND OTHER HOLIDAY ELEMENTS CAN TURN ANYONE INTO SCROOGE, IF NOT PROPERLY MANAGED. AVOID THAT "BAH, HUMBUG" FEELING WITH THESE IMPORTANT TIPS:
Holidays put pressure on one’s life in two main areas-time and money. Both seem in short supply this time of year, unless we plan ahead. Take time before the season begins to assess the situation. Consider your calendar and schedule events carefully. Hol iday events can be enjoyable and relaxing, or overwhelming and stressful. Think about all the options before responding yes to every invitation that arrives in your inbox or mail box. Likewise, make a financial plan for dealing with holiday spending. In addition to a gift budget, don’t forget to include decorating and any hosting expenses. Be realistic and scale back as needed. Well-managed finances in December mean a secure start to the new year!
Holiday demands often cause changes to one’s routine. Try to set aside time for self-care. Getting enough sleep, staying hydrated, and exercising help with management of stress and should be a priority during the holidays. Schedule down time to relax and recharge.
Remember that others struggle at this time as well. Call a relative who may be lonely. Offer to help an elderly neighbor run errands. Team up with a friend to conquer your to-do lists. Running errands, wrapping presents and other holiday jobs can be more pleasant with company.
THERE IS NO NEED TO FEEL DEPLETED BY THE END OF THE HOLIDAY SEASON. WITH SOME PREPARATION AND THOUGHT,YOU CAN ENJOY ALL THIS TIME OF YEAR HAS TO OFFER WHILE STILL FEELING RELAXED AND READY TO FACE THE NEW YEAR.
THREE KINDS OF BEVERAGES FOR THREE KINDS OF PARTIES
Tis the season to raise a glass to family, friends and future. But with so many parties, social gatherings and other festive occasions, how can you possibly be ready for all of them? Don’t worry. We’ve got you covered.
Holiday Tea Champagne Punch
• 12 c. water
• 12 whole allspice
• 3 cinnamon sticks
• 2 tsp. whole cloves
• 12 tea bags (unflavored or complementary, e.g., orange or cinnamon)
• 1 c. sugar
• 1 c. cranberry juice
• ½ c. orange juice
• ¼ c. lemon juice
• 12 orange slices
►Pour water, allspice, cinnamon and cloves into pot and bring to a boil.
►Remove from heat, add tea bags and steep for 5 minutes.
►Use strainer to remove all contents from water.
►Add juices and sugar and stir until sugar is dissolved.
► Serve hot, garnished with orange slice.
Frozen Hot Chocolate
• 6 half-ounce pieces of your favorite chocolate
• 2 tsp. of your favorite hot cocoa mix
• 1 ½ tbsp. sugar
• 1 ½ cups milk
• 3 cups ice
• whipped cream
• chocolate shavings
►Chop chocolate into small pieces and melt in double boiler.
►Add cocoa mix and sugar, stirring constantly until blended. Remove from heat.
►Slowly add ½ c. milk, stir until smooth, then cool to room tem perature.
►Pour chocolate mixture, remaining milk and ice into blender and blend on high until smooth.
►Serve in large glass, and garnish with whipped cream and chocolate shavings.
• 1 12-oz. can frozen lemonade concentrate, thawed
• 1 12-oz. can frozen orange juice concentrate, thawed
• 1 12-oz. can frozen limeade concentrate, thawed
• 1 2-liter bottle ginger ale, chilled
• 1 2-liter bottle champagne, chilled *
►Mix juice concentrates in large punch bowl.
►Add ginger ale and champagne. Stir gently.
►Chill with frozen plastic ice cubes. (Regular ice waters it down.)
►Garnish with floating orange, lemon and lime slices.
* For non-alcoholic beverages, omit champagne and double ginger ale.
celebrating 50 years of keeping The Triad "on their feet"
September, 2022 marked 50 years of Triad Foot & Ankle Cen ter keeping Triad communities “on their feet” with personalized, expert care trusted by generations of patients.
It all started in 1972 when Triad Foot & Ankle Center’s found ing physician, Dr. Richard Tuchman opened the first location in Greensboro, known then as Tuchman Podiatry, as a single provider office. After opening his Greensboro location, it was evi dent that specialized foot care was needed in adjacent counties, leading Dr. Tuchman to open additional offices in Asheboro and Burlington.
As the need for expert foot care grew, so did his team of providers. In 1987, Dr. Norman Regal, DPM, FACFAS, joined the practice and the name changed to Tuchman & Regal Podiatry. Once Dr. Richard Sikora, DPM joined the practice in 1991 and wel comed Dr. Jeffrey Petrinitz, DPM in 1995, the name was changed once again to Triad Foot Center, PA.
Dr. Todd M. Hyatt, DPM, FACFAS was welcomed to the team in 2000, and Dr. Kathyrn Egerton, DPM joined them in 2010. Since then, the demand for high-quality podiatric care in the Triad exploded and the practice started rapidly growing by adding nine more physicians: Dr. Matthew Wagoner, DPM, FACFAS (’15), Dr. Titorya Stover, DPM, AACFAS (’16), Dr. Gregory Mayer, DPM
(’16) Dr. Brent Evans, DPM, FACFAS (’17), Dr. Michael Price, DPM, AACFAS, FACPM (’18), Dr. Jennifer Galaway, DPM (’19), Dr. Kevin Patel, DPM, FACFAS (’20), Dr. Adam McDonald, DPM, AACFAS (‘21), and Dr. Rebecca Sikora, DPM, AACFAS (’22). Overall, Triad Foot & Ankle Center has grown to a total of four offices, including Asheboro, Kernersville, Greensboro, and Burlington.
In 2018, the practice’s name was changed to its current name to more accurately reflect all the services offered, which now includes seven highly skilled physicians and board-certified sur geons from some of America’s leading hospitals and universities. Today, Triad Foot & Ankle’s Asheboro office has three dedicated physicians in the office at 600 W. Salisbury Street, Suite D.
“We’re proud to have provided expert foot and ankle care across the Triad for the last 50 years,” said Dr. Norman Regal. “Our core mission has always been to provide comprehensive and exceptional patient care utilizing the latest technology, training, and techniques available. We are constantly evolving to better meet our patient's needs in this ever-changing health care landscape, and we expect that same level of care to contin ue for the next 50 years and beyond.”
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Late Asheboro Physician’s Legacy Lives On
Life is coming full circle just in time for the 50th Anniversary celebrations for the family of the late Dr. Richard Sikora, who was one of Asheboro’s favorite and long-time physicians. His daughter, Dr. Rebecca Sikora, DPM, AACFAS, decided to fill some very big shoes and has join the same practice where her father treated patients for over 25 years.
“It was always a goal of mine to be able to practice with my dad at Triad Foot & Ankle Center,” said Dr. Rebecca Sikora. “I hoped to work with my dad for a year or two before he retired, learning as much as I could from him. He was a great doctor and I just wanted to make him proud.”
Sadly, he suddenly passed away from esophageal cancer in 2016 before that dream could become a reality. But Rebecca is determined to continue his good work and legacy in the community he loved.
Rebecca, a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Rebecca earned a bachelor’s degree in chemistry and a medical degree from Kent State University, College of Podiatric Medicine in Ohio. She then completed a 3-year residency in foot and ankle sur gery at Wake Forest Baptist Health in Winston Salem, a level 1 trauma center.
“One of the defining moments was when I was working at Triad Foot & Ankle Center’s office during one summer and one of my father’s patients requested to talk to me after their visit. The patient told me how grateful he was for my dad and how he saved his life. From that moment on, I knew I wanted to have the same impact on my patients.”
Rebecca believes in patient-centered treatment and working with the patient to determine the right course of treatment for them. From bunions, hammertoes, and Achilles tendon injuries to trauma and everything in between, Rebecca’s goal is to exhaust all conservative treatment options before opting for the surgical route.
“When we unexpectedly lost Rich (Dr. Sikora), we were devastat ed,” said Dr. Norman Regal, DPM, FACFAS. “We have never been able to fill that void. Having Rebecca join our team not only fills that void and honors his legacy, but we gained a highly trained physician who can provide that same kind of gentle care Rich was known for and his patients loved.”
"This picture of my dad with me at my college graduation from UNC-Chapel Hill in 2014 was a very proud moment for both of us. He pushed me to always do my best and do everything with integrity. He always challenged his kids to strive for bigger and better things and this is a lesson I hope to pass on to my daughter. I am where I am today because of him."
Need a foot and ankle evaluation?
Simply call (336) 625-1950 OR visit triadfoot.com for more information or to request an apppointment
600 W Salisbury St D, Asheboro NC
Dr. Richard Sikora & daughter Rebecca
WHAT IS RABIES?
HOW TO ENSURE YOUR PET'S RABIES BOOSTERS STAY CURRENT
Rabies is a deadly virus caused by a virus. The virus is found in the saliva of a rabid animal and can be transmit ted by a bite, or possibly by saliva contamination of an open cut or the eyes.
WHAT KINDS OF ANIMALS CAN GET RABIES? In NC, rabies is found commonly in raccoons, skunks, red and grey foxes, coyotes, wolves, groundhogs and beavers. Bats can also transmit rabies. Any mammal can become infected with rabies. The virus can infect domestic pets, agricultural animals such as cows and horses, and people when they are exposed to rabid wildlife.
WHAT CAN I DO TO PROTECT MY PETS FROM RABIES?
►Vaccinate your pets against rabies; keep vaccinations current
►Keep pets inside as much as possible. Supervise pets outside, and keep dogs on a leash.
►Do not feed pets outside. Pet food and mulch attract wildlife.
►Do not feed wildlife, feral cats or feral dogs
►Secure garbage cans with wildlife-proof lids
WHAT DO I DO IF I THINK MY PET HAS BEEN BITTEN BY A WILD ANIMAL?
►Put on gloves before touching your pet. Do not touch the wild animal at all.
►Keep your pet away from other animals and people until it has been examined by a professional
►Call your veterinarian
WHAT IF MY PET IMMEDIATELY NEEDS A RABIES BOOST ER?
►Call Randolph County Animal Control @ (336) 683-8235 to investigate and capture and/or secure the wild animal (if possible) for isolation and testing
RABIES CONTROL & PREVENTION: North Caro lina rabies law require that all owned dogs, cats and ferrets must be vaccinated against rabies by four months of age. One shot is not enough; rabies vaccinations must be kept current. Talk to your veterinarian about when your pet needs rabies booster shots check Rabies Clinics dates & times here on PAGE 19
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ASHEBORO ANIMAL HOSPITAL 466 NC Highway 49 South Asheboro NC ♦ (336) 625-4077
BLUE FLINT ANIMAL HOSPITAL 1527 Zoo Parkway Asheboro NC ♦ (336) 328-1000
THE HUMANE SOCIETY OF RANDOLPH COUNTY CALL for INFO (336) 629-PETS
POINTE SOUTH ANIMAL HOSPITAL 131 Pointe South Drive Randleman NC ♦ (336) 495-3000
RANDOLPH ANIMAL HOSPITAL 1435 Zoo Parkway Asheboro NC ♦ (336) 625-6822
SEAGROVE ANIMAL HOSPITAL 6961 U.S. Highway 220 South Asheboro NC ♦ (336) 873-7997
DECEMBER 13, 2022 ♦ 8:00 AM
PARTICIPATING VETERINARIANS FOR QUARTERLY RABIES CLINICS:
HELP KEEP YOUR FAMILY AND OUR COMMUNITY SAFE BY KEEPING YOUR PET'S VACCINATIONS UP-TO-DATE 19
Are you at risk for falls?
BALANCE TRAINING FOR OLDER ADULTS
As we age, many of our functions begin to slow down. Our eyesight begins to diminish, our movement and reflexes aren’t so fast, our strength declines and our balance is off.
All of this leads to a decrease in our confidence and abilities to do things the way we used to. Understandably, some of this can’t be helped, BUT many of these things CAN be helped or even reversed.
If you have balance issues, you may be at risk for falling.
FACTS YOU SHOULD KNOW
• About 36 million falls are reported among older adults each year—resulting in more than 32,000 deaths and over 50 million spent on non fatal injuries
• Each year, about 3 million older adults are treated in emergen cy departments for a fall injury
• One out of every five falls causes an injury, such as broken bones or a head injury
• Each year at least 300,000 older people are hospitalized for hip fractures
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Dr. Karen Wilkinson &
Check for Safety A Home Fall Prevention Checklist for Older Adults 2017 Stopping Elderly Accidents, Deaths & Injuries Centers for Disease Control and Prevention National Center for Injury Prevention and Control Contact your local community or senior center for information on exercise, fall prevention programs, or options for improving home safety. For additional information on fall prevention, visit go.usa.gov/xN9XA
Don’t become a statistic. There are several things you can do to prevent falls and build your balance. For more information that can help you evaluate your home for hazards, follow the link below:
In addition to keeping your environment free from hazards, you can work to build your strength, balance and confidence through a structured program customized to suit your needs.
FIRST, YOU NEED TO BE EVALUATED. Checking to see if you are a low, medium or high risk for falls and evaluating your balance and strength are very important. Finding the root cause of your balance problems is key to treatment and outcomes.
ONCE THE SEVERITY AND NEED FOR INTERVENTION IS DETERMINED, and your weaknesses isolated, a plan can be developed around those areas that need attention. Focusing on improving daily function contributes to better health. It’s a fact that the more sedentary you become, the faster your health declines. Nobody wants that, so we must do everything we can to stay mobile.
Some underlying factors of balance problems may be medi cations you take, vision problems, inner ear problems, blood pressure issues and/or neuropathy. If any of these are discov ered, referral to the appropriate physician will be a benefit.
Regardless of the problem, improving your situation any way you can is key to your future and success.
NEXT, YOU'LL NEED TO BEGIN A PROGRAM. Once you decide to begin a program, a deeper dive into where you spe cifically need work will occur. You may be stronger on one side over the other, so specific exercises will need to be done to bring the weak area up to speed. Maybe your balance is better in certain positions; if so, you'll need to work on the areas that need the most help. Maybe you are afraid you'll fall and won’t know how to get up. Envision Wellness will give you real-time practice by physically putting you in those positions and teaching you how to successfully navigate those situations improving your confidence. Confidence plays a big part in balance and in your desire to be active and remain mobile, so we need to work at things you are weak at to build strength and confidence. Agility exercises also play a big role as you improve your weak areas.
It is best to start fighting these issues as early in life as possi ble. Even starting in your 40s and 50s is not too early (or too late!).
Prevention is the key to longevity.
For a FREE fall risk assessment, contact us today at Envision Wellness (336) 266-7703
BURLINGTON LOCATION 2241 Hanford Road Burlington NC (336) 266-7703
EnvisionWellnessNC.com EnvisionWellnessNC@gmail.com check our website (or call) for hours
CALL Envision Wellness & we'll do the rest
If Benjamin Franklin was right, let us drink beer, religiously!
Gather at Four Saints Brewing Company in Asheboro to enjoy community, a lively theo logical discussion, and, of course, great beer!
SOME OF THE GROUND
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6:00 PM - 9:00 PM Every second Tuesday at 7:00 pm Four Saints Brewing Company 218
RULES: We are here for personal intellectual & spiritual growth No proselytizing This is not a debate to be “won” or “lost”
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Downtown Asheboro comes alive for an old-fashioned Christmas. There will also be drop-boxes for canned food items being collected for CUOC and Salvation Army.
Christmas Downtown Downtown Asheboro fun for the whole family DEC 9 FRIDAY 6-9PM CHRISTMAS ON SUNSET HIGHLIGHTS: Musicians and carolers ♦ Live entertainment in the Sunset Theatre Live nativity scene at First Baptist Church ♦ Kids Crafts at The Randolph Arts Guild The Grinch, Frosty the Snowman, Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer, Elves, Santa & Mrs. Claus Wagon & Carriages rides through Bicentennial Park ♦ Trees NC spruce saplings giveaway Marshmallow roasting ♦ Photo opportunities ♦ Hot cider, hot chocolate & cookies stations FREE ADMISSION chamber.asheboro.com (336) 626-2626
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27 This holiday season there's something for everyone at the Asheboro Public Library!
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PUBLIC LIBRARY 201 Worth Street Asheboro, NC 27203 Mon-Thu 9am-9pm Fridays 9am-6pm Saturdays 9am-1pm SEE PAGE 30 for more info on events regularly held at the library in the Children's Room
IN THE CHILDREN'S ROOM, THE LIBRARY HOLDS REPEAT PROGRAMS EVERY TUESDAY, WEDNESDAY AND THURSDAY
TUESDAYS AT 10:00 AM
Lap-sit Storytime: Every Tuesday at 10:00 AM, join us for Lapsit Storytime! Lapsit Sto rytimes utilize early literacy milestones and include songs, rhymes, lifts, and repetition. Each Lapsit Storytime lasts for 20 minutes, ending with sensory play. Free program, designed for ages 0-3. No registration re quired.
WEDNESDAYS AT 10:00 AM
Pre-K Storytime: Every Wednesday at 10:00 AM, join us for a Pre-k Storytime at the Asheboro Public Library! Pre-k Story times focus on pre-kindergarten skills, such as vocabulary, letter knowledge, counting
and more! Each Storytime contains elements of music, movement, and sensory play. No registration required, best for ages 3-6. For groups of 5 or more, please courtesy call ahead at 336-318-6804.
AT 4:00 PM S.T.E.A.M
Programs: Every Thursday at 4:00 PM, school-aged children are invited for focused programming about art, nature, and science! Programs last 45-minutes and in clude hands-on creation, exploration and fun. Free program, designed for ages 7-12. Reg istration is required for art & craft programs; please call 336-318-6804 to register.
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Every Child Ready to Read®, developed by the Public Library Association and the Association for Library Services to Children, is based on research about language, early literacy skills and how children learn. The techniques give parents and caregivers simple but powerful ways to help kids develop the language and other skills they need to learn to read.
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