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elcome to our May edition of Tampa Bay Wellness Magazine. This issue seeks to answer the following question: What new, informative, and inspiring information can we offer to help you achieve your health and wellness goals? Our cover story is with Dr. Steven L. Maskin. Dr. Maskin specializes in solving difficult cornea, ocular surface and dry eye disorders. Additionally, he is the founder of The Focus on Females Women’s Healthcare Symposium, an annual event that organizes local specialist physicians and offers free seminars on a wide variety of women’s health related topics. This year’s symposium took place this past March at the Tampa Convention Center. As the director and founder of the Focus on Females Education Foundation, Inc. (FOFEF), Dr. Maskin also hosts the Focus on Females Radio Healthcare Clinic on Talk Radio 860 AM WGUL. You can listen to the show on Sundays from 1-2
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Local News Tampa General Hospital Announces Minimally Invasive Approach to Spine Care
ampa General Hospital recently announced the first use of XL TDR® lumbar disc replacement device in Florida, using a minimally invasive lateral (side) approach to the spine. This procedure is part of a prospective, controlled, multi-center clinical trial to evaluate the safety and efficacy of XL TDR by comparing the outcomes of patients to traditional spinal fusion surgery. The first patient, a 43 year old female, was treated at Tampa General by Dr. Juan Uribe, neurosurgeon with USF Health and Tampa General, earlier this year. Dr. Uribe said, “The minimally invasive extreme lateral total disc replacement is a great alternative for the management of select
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Celebrating Their Fifth Anniversary & 2010 Theme,
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iles for Moffitt began five years ago with two goals in mind: to host a community event that brings awareness of Moffitt Cancer Center and that raises money for Moffitt’s life-saving cancer research programs. Today, five years later, the community has truly embraced the cause beyond expectations! The 1,200 who participated the first year grew to 4,000 in 2009, demonstrating your passion for defeating cancer and your resolve to see it happen right here in your own community - at Moffitt. Last year, due to enthusiasm from ultra runners, we added the 12-hour Ultra Miles for Moffitt Endurance Run for athletes who needed a greater challenge. Thus, Florida Bank Miles for Moffitt at USF is now five races in one - a 5-mile, 5K, 1-mile, Kids Dash and the Ultra Endurance Run - worthy of our 2010 theme: Five Years, Five Races, One Cause - Cure Cancer! With five years and five races and $355,000 raised to date, we hope to have 5,000 participants on May 15 and bring the total dollars raised for Moffitt to $500,000. Thanks to you, with the support of our many sponsors, 100 percent of each registration fee goes directly to fund young researchers who work behind the scenes every day to find the key to eradicate this dreadful disease. While Florida Bank Miles for Moffitt remains our flagship event, we are proud that yet another event has joined our Miles for Moffitt family of fundraisers. Motorcycle Miles for Moffitt - sponsored by Harley-Davidson - further demonstrates that when it comes to helping cure cancer, this community knows no limits. Thanks for your dedicated support. See you at the race! http://www.milesformoffitt.com/ 10 MAY 2010 • Tampa Bay Wellness
USF Health to Help Doctors with EMR, Create Jobs
SF Health will help doctors in 20 counties move towards electronic health records, thanks to a $6 million grant in federal stimulus funds. The project will not only improve health care delivery, but help the Tampa Bay region’s economy, said USF President Judy Genshaft at Tuesday morning’s press conference. “With Congressman Kathy Castor’s support, USF has now stepped into the lead,” Genshaft said. “We are one of the first regional initiatives in the nation to invest recovery dollars in a whole new professional work force combining health and information technology.” The project, PaperFree Florida, will help doctors transform how they care for patients, said Dr. Stephen Klasko, dean of the USF College of Medicine and CEO of USF Health. “The revolution is starting here in Tampa Bay,” Dr. Klasko said. “That revolution is about transformation and job creation. Transforming health care into a non-paper, decision-supported way of doing business so that…We’re not writing things down on pieces of paper and hoping that people get it right. It’s about quality and safety and it’s about job creation.” USF Health will use the grant to hire and train “eambassadors” to visit doctors’ offices in a 20-county area. They will help doctors use and adopt electronic
health records, acting as a resource to make doctors’ transition to modern records simpler. Electronic health records improve patient safety and can make health care more convenient for patients by allowing for such services as delivering electronic prescriptions directly to pharmacies. However, doctors across the country have been slow to move to the electronic age, in part because of the difficulty of selecting and learning to use new systems. USF Health’s e-ambassadors will help bridge that gap. “We’re like the primer coat of paint for these doctor’s offices, and then they can go and flourish from there,” Dr. Klasko said. USF Health began work on this initiative a year ago with the launching of a pilot program, PaperFree Tampa Bay. Last summer, medical students visited doctors throughout Tampa Bay, teaching them how to use electronic records and learning from them what they would need to use electronic records successfully. Now, with the stimulus funds, PaperFree Florida will train 100 people to perform a new type of job that combines both information technology and health. As those people enter the Florida workforce over the next four years, they will help shape the state’s new knowledge economy. - USF Health
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wellness news Pain Free Moving Mammogram Radiologists Use Digital Tomosynthesis To Produce 3-D Image Of Breast Radiologists have devised a better way to perform a mammogram, called digital tomosynthesis. An X-ray tube moves in an arc around the breast, capturing several images. The information is then sent to a computer, which produces clear, highly focused 3-dimensional images of the breast. One out of seven women will develop breast cancer in her lifetime. Up until now, a mammogram has been the best hope for early detection. But mammograms can be uncomfortable and difficult to read. Now, new technology may change all that. For most women, the prospect of getting a mammogram is scary. “I think for many radiologists, the prospect of interpreting mammography is a very scary thing,” said Elizabeth Rafferty, a radiologist at Massachusetts General Hospital. That’s because 50-percent of women have dense breast tissue and on a mammogram, that density looks similar to cancer. “It’s really like a ‘Where’s Waldo.’ I’m trying to find the thing I’m interested in, but it looks like everything else in the sea of normal structures,” Rafferty said. But a new technology called tomosynthesis is helping radiologists pinpoint cancer as small as two millimeters. Tomosynthesis builds on digital mammography by taking multiple images. An x-ray tube moves in an arch around the breast at different angles. A computer then combines the information into a 3-D image. Traditional mammograms only take two angles of the breast. Depending on breast size, tomosynthesis takes at least 11 different angles. Another bonus -- tomosynthesis uses less compression than traditional mammograms and that means less pain for the patient. Doctors are awaiting FDA approval. The cost of the test is expected to be about the same as a traditional mammogram. 12 MAY 2010 • Tampa Bay Wellness
is the Best Medicine to Fight Arthritis Pain
he burden of arthritis is greater for African Americans and Hispanics, despite lower prevalence among these groups according to a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report published in the May issue of Preventing Chronic Disease. According to the Arthritis Foundation, these findings suggest a critical need to expand the reach of effective strategies aimed at arthritis prevention and management, particularly among groups bearing a disproportionate burden. The report finds that the prevalence of activity limitation, work limitation and severe joint pain are significantly higher among African Americans and Hispanics. These two groups are nearly twice as likely as whites to have severe joint pain and work limitations and 1.3 times as likely to have activity limitations.
Fortunately, there are simple steps everyone can take to prevent and decrease the pain and disability of arthritis. Small amounts of weight loss and physical activity can make a big difference. For example, for every one pound of weight loss, there is a four-pound reduction in the load exerted on each knee. In addition, safe and effective self-management education programs are available. People living with arthritis can benefit from participating in one of the Arthritis Foundation’s exercise or self-management programs, such as the Arthritis Foundation Walk With Ease Program, Arthritis Foundation Aquatic Program, Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program, and Arthritis Foundation Self-Help Program. Medical News Today
Discovery Could Help Diabetics and Others with Slow-to-Heal Wounds
new discovery about the wound-healing process could lead to better treatments for diabetics and other patients who have wounds that are slow to heal. Loyola University Health System researchers found that certain immune system cells slow the woundhealing process. Thus, it might be possible to improve healing by inactivating these immune system cells, said Elizabeth Kovacs, PhD, who heads the laboratory team that made the discovery. The findings by Kovacs and colleagues are reported online, in advance of print, in the Journal of Surgical Research. In the study, the immune system cells that impeded the healing process are called natural killer T (NKT) cells. NKT cells perform beneficial functions such as killing tumor cells and virusinfected cells. However, researchers discovered that NKT cells also migrate to wound sites and impede the healing process.
Kovacs and colleagues used an animal model to examine the effects of NKT cells on healing. Healing was significantly slower in normal mice that had NKT cells than it was in a special breed of mice that lacked NKT cells. Certain conditions, such as diabetes and infections, can slow or prevent wounds from healing. The study found that NKT cells may be at least partially to blame. Researchers don’t know how NKT cells slow healing. But they believe they may be able to inactivate NKT cells using an antibody. They are testing this prediction in a follow-up study. The study was supported by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and by the Ralph and Marion C. Falk Medical Research Trust. - Newswise
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Can Visual Skills Affect Math
y daughter just had academic testing done. She is in 2nd grade. She is a great reader and has no problem writing. Her struggle is with visual perception and long term retrieval. She has difficulty with math; specifically with shapes, graphs and tables. She does not seem to understand or can not see the relevance to the math problems presented. Can you tell me if you have heard of this math issue having to do with a vision problem?
And, of course, she should continue to receive the needed instruction and any tutoring/remediation/addition instruction that is appropriate.
Well, without being too technical, math does involve complex visual perceptual skill. It is certainly possible that a challenge in specific visual processing can result in difficulty with math. The relationships that are involved in math are typically rooted in tangible concepts that are readily processed visually. This can even be the case even if your daughter is a good reader – it is also possible that her language verbal skills are so very high that they compensate for visual difficulty, or that the visual processes may not be the same used primarily in reading.
Dr. Bonilla-Warford received his Doctorate of Optometry from Illinois College of Optometry, located in Chicago, Illinois, in 2004. The following year he completed a residency program specializing in Pediatric and Binocular Vision at the Illinois College of Optometry. During his Optometric Internships, he studied developmental vision in Denver, Colorado and contact lenses and ocular disease in Chicago, Illinois. Owing to his passion for improving the vision of children, Dr. Bonilla-Warford has published articles on such topics as the use of vision therapy to improve reading skills and has lectured to Optometry students and paraprofessionals as well as the general public on visual care of children, the importance of vision in personal development, and options for controlling nearsightedness.
Has your daughter and a complete vision evaluation? I would start there, followed by an optometric visual information processing evaluation. After these are completed, it would be possible to tell you if some form of intervention (glasses, contact lenses, vision therapy) may benefit her. 14 MAY 2010 • Tampa Bay Wellness
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Obesity Linked To Poor Colon Cancer Prognosis
bese patients with colon cancer are at greater risk for death or recurrent disease compared to those who are within a normal weight range, according to a report in Clinical Cancer Research, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research.
M. D. Anderson Cancer Center and an editorial board member of Clinical Cancer Research. “More studies are now demonstrating that obesity plays a role as an independent risk factor for poorer patient prognosis that is unrelated to stroke
or heart disease,” said Abbruzzese. “Obesity has long been established as a risk factor for cancer, but our study in colon cancer patients shows that obesity predicts a poorer prognosis after the cancer is surgically removed,” said Frank A. Sinicrope, M.D., professor of medicine and oncology at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester. There are approximately 150,000 new cases of colon cancer diagnosed each year in the United States, and colon cancer tends to affect men and women equally, said James Abbruzzese, M.D., chairman of the Department of Gastrointestinal Medical Oncology at The University of Texas www.tampabaywellness.com
Remarkably though, many patients remain unaware of the risk associated between obesity and cancer. Results of a recent survey from the American Institute for Cancer Research showed that only 51 percent of the participants knew about the link between obesity and cancer, compared with 94 percent who were aware of the increased cancer risk associated with tobacco use, and 87 percent who knew of the increased cancer risk associated with sun exposure. - Newswise Tampa Bay Wellness • MAY 2010 15
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Saving Lives & Helping Women Navigate the Healthcare System: An Interview with Local Healthcare Hero
Steven L. Maskin, MD.
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Steven L. Maskin, MD specializes in solving difficult cornea, ocular surface and dry eye disorders. His patients travel from over 35 states and 5 continents. Dr. Maskin has recently pioneered a landmark procedure to unblock obstructed and swollen lid glands, a major cause of dry eye. Additionally, he has authored the first consumer book on dry eye for Yale University Press. His book, entitled Reversing Dry Eye Syndrome, has ranked #1 on amazon.com for all ophthalmology books.
Dr. Maskin is also the founder of the Focus on Females Education Foundation, Women’s Healthcare Symposium, and Radio Healthcare Clinic. The Symposium, born out of a deficiency in our health care system, whereby there is continued erosion in face to face time with providers as there are increasing demands on the provider side, organizes credible local specialist physicians to reach out to the community with free seminars on a wide variety of topics on women’s health. The physicians use plain English, not medical jargon, to empower women to make smarter healthcare decisions for themselves, their families and their loved ones.
When you look at the number of hours spent on each woman in session and seminar [at the symposiums]…we are probably close to 7500 hours of educating ladies about specific medical health problems with information that provides immediate impact.
ask questions. So we live in a time period where there is such uncertainty and inability to access information. And yet the knowledge is there. The information and knowledge are there. The challenge for each of us is where to go for the information we need.
The information we provide women with, they can take home right then and there to protect their families. I know it sounds cliché, but we actually save lives because of the ready to use information.
The Radio Healthcare Clinic bridges the information gap between specialized physicians and the general population by providing a comfortable venue for individuals to call and ask questions about women’s healthcare issues.
In addition to the annual symposium, we also have a weekly, live, call-in radio show. That radio show is every Sunday at 1 p.m. on WGUL, 860 AM. It also streams live on our website, focusonfemales.com.
What particular stories from your Healthcare Programs—the symposiums and weekly radio shows—stand out to you? One of the ladies at our events [the symposium] a few years ago went to the skin cancer seminar and saw the slides and listened to the talk. She had a mole on her neck for a few years. Her son and daughter-in-law had told her that they were beginning to get concerned about it. The woman is in her 60’s from Apollo Beach, saw those slides and listened to the specialist say, ‘The risk of taking a little biopsy when in doubt is a few hundred dollars, but the risk of not doing anything when it could be malignant is your life.’
Please join us this month for an interview with Dr. Maskin.
Please tell us about the Focus on Females Health Care Foundation and Healthcare Programs. The Focus on Females Education Foundation supports our educational efforts to help women and their families navigate through the health care complexities of today. We are now planning for our sixth year of our Annual Focus on Females Healthcare Symposium. It has become the largest women’s healthcare symposium in the country.
Every week we cover a different topic with a different fellowship trained specialist physician. I host and moderate the show, and we encourage people to call in with their questions. In each case, we identify a breakthrough for the individual calling. We don’t practice medicine…We’re there to help. More than ever, people are yearning for information because they can’t see a doctor anymore, or maybe they go to the office and they don’t have access to a physician and they see physician extenders, or they see a doctor but only have a few minutes with the doctor and not enough time to
She got motivated to have it looked at by a dermatologist who recommended a biopsy, and ultimately it came back a melanoma. As you know, melanoma can kill within months. Fortunately for this woman, she attended our big symposium, went to the skin cancer seminar, and was motivated to have it looked at and biopsied. The whole thing was removed, and today she’s about three years into doing well. She’s fortunate that
Mrs. Eva Fogarty, an 89 year old accomplished painter, had become legally blind in both eyes. In 2004, Steven L. Maskin, M.D. was able to restore her vision after ocular surface reconstruction and corneal transplantation surgery. After having her vision restored Mrs. Fogarty with her love of art was able to begin painting again. During the end of 2005 Mrs. Fogarty found out that on March 11, 2006, Dr. Maskin would be hosting the First Annual Focus on Females® Women’s Healthcare Symposium. She obtained the 2006 brochure of events which included the Focus on Females® logo, and then a few weeks before the event Mrs. Fogarty honored Dr. Maskin with two paintings depicting how she envisioned the Focus on Females® Women’s healthcare Symposium. Mrs. Fogarty has graciously let one of the paintings be printed as posters for the Focus on Females® Education Foundation, Inc. to benefit future Focus on Females® Women’s Healthcare Symposiums.
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Saving Lives & Helping Women Navigate the Healthcare System: An Interview with Local Healthcare Hero
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she participated. Another example is from a month ago. On the radio show, we had a show about eating disorders. In the middle of a show, a father called very distressed. You could hear the anguish in his voice. He shared with us about his 18 year old daughter, who he just found in the bathroom the night before purging. He called, and he didn’t know what to say, where to go, who to turn to, or who to call. His daughter was also suicidal. He called our show looking for help because that show was on eating disorders, and I had an expert with me who was able to guide him in the direction where to turn, 18 MAY 2010 • Tampa Bay Wellness
what to say, and how to move forward with taking care of his bulimic daughter. I can give you one more example. A woman contacted me with a complication of bone marrow transplant. This was a patient in her 50’s from Orlando. She had been left with painful ulcers in her mouth which did not respond to any known therapy that her oncologist gave her. It got to the point where she could not tolerate it anymore, and she was thinking about ending it all. She contacted me through the radio show. On the show that we covered the complications of bone marrow transplants, I had with me an expert on
bone marrow transplants from Moffitt Cancer Center—the head of the bone marrow transplant team. It turns out that he had just gotten back from a meeting a few months earlier where he talked with a colleague from the state of Washington, and he discussed this very complication. His colleague suggested two or three different approaches that he was having success with in his own private practice. This information was now shared with the woman who called from Orlando. Think about what we’ve just done with this: We eliminated the gap in knowledge not just from doctor to doctor…we’ve www.tampabaywellness.com
eliminated the gap of knowledge from the highest, most sub-specialized physician to the patient simply because we were there and able to receive the question and respond to it without all the filters that exist in our society between the patient and the sub specialist, physician expert who has the answer. That’s so powerful. Again, we’re saving lives and bringing new therapies, that have not even yet been published, directly to a woman who is suffering from a complication and is able to now bring that to her doctor and to try it. It’s very exciting. The stories you’ve shared from the symposium and radio shows are compelling. We understand that people can download podcasts of past radio shows. Is that correct? Yes. If you go to our website, in the left lower corner is a link to go to the radio page on our website. When you get to the radio page, you can scroll down the page, and you will see a library of podcasts of our shows. Whether you’ve missed the show or heard the show but want to listen to it again, you can download the podcast from our website. Can you tell us the story behind the Focus on Females Theme Song? [Readers may view and listen to the theme song at http://drmaskin.com/ fof_themesong.php]. This goes back a few years. I was sitting with my wife at a Panera. It was on a Saturday night when we managed to get a sitter for our four kids. I said, “You know Angela: We really need a theme song for Focus on Females.” My wife is very talented. She literally got out a napkin and started writing, and within 10 or 15 minutes had our song written. She’s amazing and very talented with lyrics. What are your professional plans for the short and long-term? In the short-term, our challenge is to develop and grow our endowment… Everything we collect goes to our events—the symposiums and radio show—and there’s been nothing to put in the endowment. We need to grow the endowment so Focus on Females can actually hire someone. My own staff for my medical practice has done the work for Focus on Females with my guidance, and so this is an area of importance for us. There are additional programs that we would like to develop as well, but we are limited by the amount of funds that we attract. Long-term, Focus on Females is interested in bringing its yearly symposium to other cities in the country to avail the local citizens to the same opportunity the women of Tampa Bay have—mainly to access a credible expert in a relaxed, comfortable environment, and to have a dialogue with that expert. Ultimately that dialogue enables the woman to better partner with her existing doctor, which of course leads to more office visits and results, and even more importantly to a reduced cost with avoidable medical and emergency care. I want to bring that to other cities in the country. To learn more about Dr. Maskin, visit www.drmaskin.com
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Medicine 3 Diabetes It’s a two Way Street with diabetes and periodontal disease, people with periodontal disease are more susceptible to developing periodontal disease and people with periodontal disease are more likely to have complications from diabetes. Several studies have shown the relationship between diabetes and periodontal disease. Periodontal disease is often considered the sixth complication of diabetes. It has been shown that controlling periodontal disease can improve control of diabetes and its complications.
4 Heart Disease and Stroke Your risk of suffering from heart disease and stroke can also be affected by the infection associated with periodontal disease. The American Academy of Periodontology states that people with periodontal disease are almost twice as likely to have heart disease. It’s thought that the bacteria involved with periodontal disease and the body’s reaction to the infection may increase the risk of heart problems.
Top 5 Ways
Affects Your Body
eriodontal disease is an infection of the structures that support and surround the teeth, especially around your jaw bones. It has been estimated that around 80% of adults have some form of periodontal disease, many without even knowing it. Even though it’s an infection of your mouth, periodontal disease can have affects all over your body. Studies have shown a relationship with periodontal disease and diabetes, pregnancy complications, strokes, heart disease, and respiratory disease. Here’s the top 5 ways periodontal disease can affect your body.
1 The Silent Tooth Killer The most common reason for people to lose a tooth is periodontal disease. It does this by slowly destroying you jaw bones. Your jaw bones are to your teeth as a foundation is to a house. It doesn’t matter how solid the house is if the foundation is weak. Likewise, many solid teeth with no cavities have been lost due to weakened bone support. 20 MAY 2010 • Tampa Bay Wellness
As this infection progresses, it slowly causes your bone and supporting structures to “melt away”. If left untreated, the bone will continue to disappear and the teeth can become looser and looser. Teeth can start to shift and move around creating spaces and changes in the bite. Some other common symptoms of periodontal disease are bleeding or receding gums and bad breath. In the early stages, periodontal disease is commonly painless. People may not feel any pain until the periodontal disease reaches an advanced state and there is no choice but to take teeth out.
2 Low Birth Weight & Pre-Term Births Several studies have suggested a relationship between periodontal disease and birth complications. One study at the University of North Carolina showed that women with periodontal disease were up to seven times more likely to have a preterm birth or low birth weight deliver. It’s suspected that periodontal disease causes elevated levels of biological fluids that induce labor. Treatment for periodontal disease during pregnancy is completely safe and may help to reduce certain complications It’s recommended that women who are pregnant or may become pregnant, have a periodontal evaluation
5 Respiratory Diseases Studies have shown that bacteria in the mouth can make its way down to the lungs. These bacteria can cause pneumonia or worsen existing conditions such as Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD). For these reasons, regular dental checkups are important to detect periodontal disease at its earliest stage. The earlier periodontal disease is found the easier and more successful the treatment is. The main goal in treating periodontal disease is removing the causes for the infection and preventing the infection from returning in the future. Early periodontal disease may be treated with a non-surgical procedure, known as scaling and root planning, to remove bacteria and hard buildup from below the gum lines. In advanced stages of periodontal disease, surgical treatment or extraction of teeth is often necessary. A revolutionary new procedure, Laser Assisted New Attachment Procedure (LANAP), offers another option for treating periodontal disease. LANAP is an FDA cleared, patented procedure using the Periolases laser, which has been shown to actually regrow lost bone. Many patients who have had traditional periodontal surgery before have had a much more comfortable experience with LANAP. l
Dr. Albert B. Boholst was the first dentist in the area to use the Periolase and several other dental lasers. He has several certifications from the Academy of Laser Dentistry, serves as a clinical consultant and lecturer for Dental Laser companies and was Dental Director for the Close the Gap foundation, which worked to reduce low birth weight and pre-term births. To find out more about periodontal disease, visit Dr. Boholst’s website at TampaLaserDentist.com. www.tampabaywellness.com
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The Fastest Growing Activity in America Is...
ilates is THE fastest growing exercise activity is the nation. Reported by CNBC in April, a survey released by the Sporting Goods Manufacturing Association revealed 8.6 million people participated in Pilates in 2009. The popularity of Pilates has exploded. The number of Americans doing Pilates has increased by 456 percent since the year 2000. What is Pilates, if you are not one of the 8.6 million who have experienced Pilates in 2009? Pilates is an 22 MAY 2010 â€˘ Tampa Bay Wellness
exercise system developed by Joseph Pilates designed to strengthen muscles, increase flexibility and improve overall health. Exercises are performed on specially designed equipment or on a mat. The Pilates system includes exercises for every part of the body and applications for every kind of activity. Pilates focuses on engaging the mind with the body to create exercises for the whole body. Every exercise is performed with breath, proper form and efficient movement patterns. Pilates strengthens the core, improves balance, increases coordination and decreases stress.
Pilates was so ahead of its time that it did not begin to achieve popular recognition until the first few years of the 21st century. Joseph Pilates was born in the 1880â€™s in Germany and as a sickly child began to improve his own health as he began exploring ways to strengthen his own body and mind. In pursuit of this he participated in boxing, gymnastics, wrestling and fencing. In England when World War I broke out, he was interred in a detainment camp and assigned to work with fellow detainees, then given a job to work as an orderly in a hospital. There he began developwww.tampabaywellness.com
ment on his first equipment. After the war, he migrated to New York, met soon-to-be wife Clara on the voyage over, opened a studio in New York City in 1926 and continued to work on developing new exercise equipment to work with clients. Joe taught in New York from 1926 until shortly before his death in 1967. During that time, he trained a number of students who not only applied his work to their own lives but became teachers of the Pilates method themselves. This first generation of teachers who trained directly with Joseph Pilates is often referred to as the Pilates Elders. Several of them are very well known names in Pilates today, and many Pilates instructors can trace their “lineage” back to one of these original students. Five of these Pilates Elders are still living and continue to pass on Joe’s legacy – Lolita San Miguel, Romana Kryzanowska, Ron Fletcher, Kathy Grant and Mary Bowen. Ms. San Miguel and Ms. Grant are the only two Pilates instructors actually certified to teach Pilates by Joseph himself. Pilates Elder Lolita San Miguel says regarding Pilates popularity today “Joseph Pilates created a wonderful method of exercise. As time passes more people realize that Pilates is not a flash in the pan! Pilates fits in with everything that is new. People are realizing that exercise does not constitute just punching a bag, but incorporating mind body exercise. The beauty of Pilates is flexibility.” She uses Joe’s own quote “You are only as young as your spine is flexible”. With so many people now practicing Pilates exercise, it is important to work www.tampabaywellness.com
with an experienced, well trained, certified instructor to ensure safety and proper technique. Legitimate Pilates certification programs require a minimum of 600 hours. When seeking a Pilates teacher, ask the number of years of teaching experience, where the instructor is certified and with whom the instructor has studied. Pilates instructors who have trained directly with one of the Pilates Elders “first generation” teachers is an added credential. l
Patricia Massey Welter, B.S., Co-Owner / Manager / Head Pilates Trainer of Suncoast Pilates & Personal Training Studio, is a Polestar Pilates Certified Pilates Instructor. Patricia opened the first Pilates and personal training studio in the North Pinellas county area in 1997, and brings a wealth of experience in the fitness and Pilates industry to the area. She has numerous certifications in Pilates, personal training and fitness, has been a former fitness director for area businesses, was former Regional Program Director for the Arthritis Foundation, and has written for numerous national fitness magazines and publications. Patricia has the honor of having been accepted as a seasoned Pilates instructor in the Lolita San Miguel Master Mentor Program and continues to work directly with Pilates Elder and Pilates Master Lolita San Miguel. She can be contacted through her studio at 727-772-6772, studio website at www.suncoastpilates.com or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org Tampa Bay Wellness • MAY 2010 23
r. Michelle Golland: Why are people so shocked when husbands don’t want to have sex? It is not such a shock to me. I see it in my office a lot. I see men who are just as tired and exhausted as us women -- and being too tired is one of the first reasons why the sexual desire of men can decrease. However, this contradicts our cultural beliefs about men and sex. The myth that men will have sex anytime, anywhere --and with anyone -- is simply untrue. The myth about women “having a headache” and trying to get out of sex as often as possible is another myth that’s not always true. The problem with the myth about men is that it can stop them from reaching out when they are having low-libido issues. Men are embarrassed and ashamed and unwilling to reach out to their partners or their doctors about these issues. If your man is turning you down for sex, don’t assume it is because he is pulling a Tiger Woods/John Edwards/Jesse James/etc. It may be due to one of these other reasons .... Reasons why men don’t want sex: #1) Medications Antidepressants and blood pressure medications can cause low libido and negatively impact sexual functioning. #2) Fluctuating Hormones Men are affected by fluctuating hormone levels. To rule that out as a cause of low libido, your man should request these four tests: free testosterone, prolactin, SHBG and total testosterone levels. #3) Lack of Sleep When men are young, sex tends to outweigh sleep — but as they age, work harder and have kids, a good night’s sleep can start to sound better than sex. (Hey, they aren’t so different from us!)
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#4) Feeling Turned Off Some men will reject sex that isn’t fulfilling. (This can be related to specific things their partner is doing or not doing.) Instead of discussing these issues, men may shut down. #5) Identity Issues When men feel unsuccessful in their work or in their roles as husbands and fathers, they can lose interest in sex. This can be related to feelings of depression and anxiety about their life and iden tity. Big losses for them — such as the death of a family member or getting laid off -- can also lower their libido and cause depression.
#6) Fighting Some men punish their partners by refusing sex when there is conflict within the couple. They also may just be unable to muster sexual feelings when they are angry and frustrated with their partners. (Again, they’re not so different from us!) #7) Too Much Masturbation Considering the relative newness of Internet porn, this is a more recent problem for couples. Men may use the Internet for masturbation way more often than they partner up for sex — and this can be frustrating for their partners. It’s also one of the first clues to a possible sexual addiction. #8) Stress Stress can impact men greatly, especially given our current economic situation. Financial issues, work challenges, parenting dilemmas, fertility issues and health concerns can all play a role.
#9) Being Friends and Not Lovers As couples move into having long-term marriages, they can switch from feeling passionate to feeling like just good friends — and lose the sexuality that brought them together in the first place. Sometimes we think that sex should just happen, and forget that we need to MAKE it happen. #10) Difficulty with Sexual Functioning These issues involve the physical aspect of our partners’ sexual organs. Are they having erectile dysfunction or premature-ejaculation issues? Many men are embarrassed to reveal this even to their wives; rather than deal with the problem, they may choose to avoid sex altogether.
Dr. Michelle Golland writes for www.momlogic.com and is a USC graduate and a licensed Clinical Psychologist (PSY#16974). She works with adults and teens and is an expert in the field of marriage and relationships. Dr. Michelle Golland has given her expert advice on CNN, HLN, MSNBC, ABC, and FOXNews. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband and two wonderfully exhausting children. www.tampabaywellness.com
fitness EVENTS w w w. t a m p a b a y r u n . c o m
Talon Adventure Run Alafia River State Park, Alafia www.talonrace.com
Florida International Triathlon Sarasota www.sarasotastorm.org
Miles for Moffitt: 5-mile, 5K, 10-mile, Kid’s Dash USF Sun Dome, Tampa www.milesformoffitt.com
May Classic 5K, 1-miler Hyde Park Village, Tampa www.mayclassic.com May 7
How to Start a
tarting a walking group doesn’t require much. Simply spread the word and get organized. Soon you’ll be walking toward better health. If you crave solitude, walking on your own might be the perfect workout. If you’d rather look to others for inspiration, don’t go it alone. Start a walking group today!
Once you’ve recruited members for your walking group, hold a kickoff meeting. Collect e-mail addresses, phone numbers and other contact details. Then discuss:
How often to walk When and where to meet Whether to walk indoors or outdoors What to do in case of bad weather The route to take The speed to walk The distance to cover
If you have a large group with various fitness goals, consider breaking into smaller walking groups based on fitness level, fitness goals, availability or other factors. www.tampabaywellness.com
Spread the word
Talk to family members, friends, neighbors and colleagues. You might be surrounded by people who are ready to lace up their walking shoes — and hold each other accountable for regular exercise. But you can branch out to others, too. Post a notice in your workplace cafeteria, or place an ad in your local newspaper or on a community Web site.
Once your group’s walking routine is established, look for ways to enhance motivation. You might choose a name for your walking group, design a group logo, enter charity walking events as a group, or set regular goals to increase walking time or intensity. The camaraderie you experience in a walking group — and the shared fitness success — can help you walk your way to better health. - The Mayo Clinic
Picnic Island Adventure Run, 3.3 miles Picnic Island Park, Tampa www.tamparaces.com
Florida International Triathlon Sarasota www.sarasotastorm.org
Iron Kids Orlando www.espnwwos.disney. go.com/events/find/
Muddy Buddy Orlando www.muddybuddy.com
Ultra Miles for Moffitt 12hour Endurance Run University of South Florida, Tampa www.milesformoffitt.com
Bike MS: The Citrus Tour Bok Tower Gardens, Lake Wales to Caribe Royal Resort, Orlando 813-889-8303
Plant Panther 5K Al Lopez Park, Tampa 813-244-8908
Purple Stride Tampa Bay 5K, Walk War Veterans Memorial Park, St. Petersburg www.purplestride.org
I Love Mother’s Day 5K John Chestnut Park, Palm Harbor 1-877-786-1272 May 10 The Danskin Orlando Triathlon Lake Buena Vista www.danskintriathlon.net/ Orlando.html
May 23 25th Annual Madeira Beach Mad Dogs Triathlon Madeira Beach madbeachtriathlon.com
Send race and sporting event information to Angela Eward-Mangione at email@example.com at least one to two months prior to the event. Tampa Bay Wellness • MAY 2010 25
VEG- UT! F
Veggie Quesadilla – Use wheat wraps to make a quesadilla packed with sautéed vegetables such as peppers, onions, mushrooms, broccoli, and spinach. Or try with salsa to add even more vegetables. Stir fry and pasta dishes- fill these great dishes up with veggies and sauté in a little olive oil to boost even more nutrition into your dish.
he next time you “veg-out” don’t cut out taste, but simply choose a delightfully nutritious option, that’s easier than you think. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention research shows that only 27% of people eat the daily-recommended amount of vegetables.
Vegetables are packed with vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants showing a positive effect on optimal child development and maintaining a healthy immune system. They also lower risks of chronic diseases including heart disease, cancers, and diabetes. In addition they are low in calories, and paired with an active lifestyle, can keep you at a healthy weight for a more efficient lifestyle. So stress less, and live happier with the following 10 ways to easily PACK ON the veggies and not the pounds…
A Simple tomato on grilled cheese- For 1 serving of veggies; grill a
few tomato slices to have on your grilled cheese.
Veggie sliced snack- cut up carrots, celery, broccoli, cucumbers, and cauliflower to dip in hummus or a light dressing for a healthy snack. Add a salad for a side or as a meal – a Greek or southwest salad can
serve as a whole meal or toss a salad with little dressing to compliment a meal.
As a side dish- probably the easiest way to include vegetables, steam, boil or for the most nutritious eat them raw.
Tomato sauce on pasta and pizza- filled with the antioxidant lycopene, tomato sauce is always a better vegetable alternative to a cream or cheese sauce.
ONE big sandwich- Instead of a lot of Make soup – throw in any vegetables you have sitting in the fridge to make a meal.
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meats and cheese on your sandwich, cram it with lettuce, sprouts, tomato, onions, and peppers. The veggies will fill you up resulting in eating a lot less calories.
Pizza for dinner- order the vegetable
pizza to add a bit more nutritious value to your meal or create a homemade pizza for an even healthier option. l -Written by Kathleen Pollard, BS Winthrop University Dietetic Intern www.tampabaywellness.com
Recipes that Travel with You WatermelonCranberry Agua Frescas Dietitian’s tip: Aguas frescas are popular fresh-fruit drinks in Mexico. Although water is a standard ingredient, this undiluted version is a thirst-quenching refresher whether accompanying spicy foods or sipped in the sun.
Ingredients 2 1/2 pounds seedless watermelon, rind removed and diced (about 7 cups) 1 cup fruit-sweetened cranberry juice 1/4 cup fresh lime juice 1 lime, cut into 6 slices
the puree through a fine-mesh sieve placed over a bowl to eliminate the pulp and clarify the juice. Pour the juice into a large pitcher. Add the cranberry and lime juices and stir to combine. Refrigerate until very cold. Pour into tall chilled glasses and garnish each with a fresh lime slice.
Dietitian’s tip: The original breakfast cereal called muesli — a German word meaning “mixture” — combined rolled oats with nuts and fruit. The bars here are perfect for breakfast on the go or for a healthy snack anytime. MAKES 24 BARS 2 1/2 cups old-fashioned rolled oats 1/2 cup soy flour 1/2 cup fat-free dry milk 1/2 cup toasted wheat germ 1/2 cup sliced (flaked) almonds or chopped pecans, toasted 1/2 cup dried apples, chopped 1/2 cup raisins 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 cup dark honey 1/2 cup natural unsalted peanut butter 1 tablespoon olive oil 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
Directions Preheat the oven to 325 F. Lightly coat a 9-by-13-inch baking pan with olive oil cooking spray.
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In a small saucepan, stir together the honey, peanut butter and olive oil over medium-low heat until well blended. Don’t let the mixture boil. Stir in the vanilla. Add the warm honey mixture to the dry ingredients and stir quickly until well combined. The mixture should be sticky but not wet. Pat the mixture evenly into the prepared baking pan. Press firmly to remove any air pockets. Bake just until the edges begin to brown, about 25 minutes. Let cool in the pan on a wire rack for 10 minutes, and then cut into 24 bars. When just cool enough to handle, remove the bars from the pan and place them on the rack to cool completely. Store the bars in airtight containers in the refrigerator.
Nutritional Analysis (per serving) Calories 162; Protein 5g; Carbohydrate 25g; Total Fat 5g; Saturated Fat 1g; Monounsaturated fat 3g; Cholesterol 1mg; Sodium 60mg; Fiber 3g. l - The Mayo Clinic
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Nutrition • Niacin
Niacin supports both anaerobic and aerobic performance. Too much or too little niacin can shift your body’s use of energy from fat to carbohydrates or vice versa; this might affect performance. DRI: 16 mg (men), 14 mg (women) Good sources: Meat, fish, poultry, peanuts, peanut butter and enriched grain products
• Vitamin B6
Vitamin B6 is involved in over 100 metabolic reactions in your body, including the production of energy and hemoglobin, a protein in red blood cells. Intakes below the DRI can hurt performance. DRI: 1.3 mg (31-50 year-old), 1.7 (men 51 and over), 1.5 (women 51 and over) Good sources: Meat, fish, poultry, eggs, beans whole grains, seeds and oysters
• Vitamin B12
Because of its role in red blood cell formation, B12 is crucial for getting oxygen to tissues. B12 is only found in animal products, putting vegan and vegetarian athletes at risk for anemia. Such groups should try to get as much B12 from food as possible. Taking a B12 supplement or eating B12-fortified foods also may be needed. DRI: 2.4 mcg Good sources: Seafood, meats, milk and cheese, eggs and fortified breakfast cereals
Vitamin Needs of Athletes Vitamins do not provide energy, but they are crucial for turning food into energy. Although some research suggests the high activity levels of athletes may increase their vitamin needs, at present, the Institute of Medicine does not make vitamin recommendations specific to athletes. While vitamins will not enhance your performance, a shortage is sure to get you down.
• Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin)
Here’s a view of the role vitamins play, as well as their Dietary Reference Intakes (DRI):
Folate is important for cell production, heart health and protection against birth defects. The DRI appears to be enough to support the energy demands of athletes. Female athletes of childbearing age should include folate in their diet every day.
• Vitamin B1 (Thiamine)
Thiamine helps breakdown carbohydrates and proteins for energy. Taking more than the DRI does not appear to enhance performance. DRI: 1.2 mg (men), 1.1 mg (women) Good sources: Whole and enriched grains and fortified cereals 28 MAY 2010 • Tampa Bay Wellness
Riboflavin is integral to energy production. It also plays a role in red blood cell formation. Athletes need the DRI of this vitamin. DRI: 1.3 mg (men), 1.1 mg (women) Good sources: Almonds, milk, yogurt, wheat germ, fortified breads and cereals
DRI: 400 micrograms Good sources: Enriched grains, dark leafy greens, whole-grain breads and cereals and citrus fruits
• Vitamin C
Perhaps the most famous antioxidant, vitamin C offers a wide-variety of health benefits, including protecting from infection and damage to body cells, helping produce collagen (the connective tissue that holds bones and muscles together), protecting your body from bruising by keeping capillary walls and blood vessels firm; and helping in the absorption of iron and folate. DRI: 90mg (men), 75mg (women) Good sources: citrus fruits (oranges, grapefruits and tangerines), strawberries, sweet peppers, tomatoes, broccoli and potatoes
• Pantothenic Acid
This vitamin is needed for the breakdown of fats, proteins and carbohydrates into usable energy. It is found in almost all plant and animal foods. Athletes should aim to meet the adequate intake for pantothenic acid. DRI: 5 mg Good sources: Poultry, seafood, nuts, seeds, avocados and whole. l www.tampabaywellness.com
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By Shannon Romera
am not a runner. Prior to deciding to run my first half marathon, the farthest I had run was a 5k race. After running the 5K I swore I would never run one again. I remember thinking during the last Â˝ mile that I hated running and why on earth did I agree to run this thing. Afterwards I felt good about completing the race but still did not want to run again. I am not sure what changed my mind. It could have been that Gasparilla Distance Classic was coming up in few months or the fact that I needed a new fitness goal in my life. I had completed my goal of losing 60 lbs. and was just maintaining my weight for the last few years. Whatever is was, my mind was made up, sort of. I knew I needed to train in order to complete the full 13.1 miles. Since the farthest I had run was 3 miles, I decided that my training would start there. I developed a training program that had me running four times per week; 2 short runs of 3 miles, a medium length run/walk of 5 miles and my first longer run 30 MAY 2010 â€˘ Tampa Bay Wellness
would be 5 miles but would increase mile each week. The first week was okay. I did have to run/walk both my medium length and long run that week. The next week I was determined to run the entire length of all my runs. It was better than I expected for my six mile run. Granted I argued with myself the entire time. Luckily for me, my resolve to succeed won over my self-doubt and I completed the entire 6 mile run. I felt good! My runs continued to go well for the next few weeks. I had built up to 8 miles and thought that this was going to be easier than I thought. Little did I know what was in store for my next weekâ€™s run. I threw out everything I knew about getting ready for my runs and just woke up and headed out the door for a run. Just past completing mile 8 and beginning mile 9 I fell apart but was a mile away from home still! I did make it back home but I was a wreck. The next morning I ached everywhere, especially my back. That solidified the fact that proper nutrition and hydration is impera-
tive to training for an event like this. The worst part is I lost my confidence in my ability to complete the half marathon. The next few weeks runs were horrible and my knees began to ache. I decided to do more of cross training on an elliptical trainer for the next few weeks. Finally about 2 weeks before the race I decided it was time to run again. I had 12 miles to run that week so I hopped on the treadmill and ran. I did it! I knew then I would be okay for race, I hoped. The night before I went to bed early because I knew I had to get up at 4:00 a.m. I was all nerves and tried to ease my nerves by getting everything ready. I laid my clothes out, attached my bib to my shirt, my tracker to my shoe and precooked my protein pancakes. The next morning I got up and immediately started drinking plenty of water and ate my pancakes. I was still so nervous that it made eating my breakfast a little difficult. The day could not have been more perfect. To be honest I was hoping for warmer weather but the adrenalin flowing kept me warm. I headed to the start line and www.tampabaywellness.com
saw the thousands of people there to run all waiting anxiously. I wanted to take this all in and began to look around. It was then that I saw one of the most beautiful sights I had ever seen. In front of me I could just make out the outline of the trees along the side of the street that formed a contrast to the thousands of people waiting to start the race. Just above the heads of the racers was the brilliantly blue start banner that was lit up so brightly against the black sky that was so clear that it looked surreal. The only thing that you could see in the dark sky was the perfectly formed full moon as it looked down on the start line. As I stood there taking in the view, the National Anthem began playing. That was truly an awe inspiring moment that brought a tear to my eye. Then suddenly the sound we were all waiting for and the race began. Each mile from there brings back such a special memory. The first mile I barely felt like the race had really begun. I was running but I felt like I was not there. I still could not believe that I was here and actually doing this. The course was beautiful as it wove over bridges, through neighborhoods and along the bay. As we ran near the water, the sun began to break the horizon casting a soft pink glow. Along the route a number of the residents had come out of their house to cheer on the runners which just added to the excitement. We could not disappoint the two little girls standing on their balcony in the pajamas and robes urging us to “run people”, so run we did. As I continued along the race route I began to notice the different things people had put on their shirts to signify their journey. I read shirts that said “Heart Bypass Surgery 2006”; “Cancer Can’t Keep Up” and even “Dear God, Please let there be someone behind me to read this.” I began to realize that everyone there that day became a part of each other’s journey to get there. We all had obstacles to overcome. Even though I will never know their names or the full story I am grateful that I was able to see a small glimpse into their lives. I had made it to the half way point and still felt great. The half way point was very close to the finish line. I could hear the announcer say that the first half marathoner was about the cross the finish line. Could someone actually be finishing just as I reached the half was mark? The last few miles were the hardest. I hit the mile 11 mark and kept thinking that just 2 more miles I could do this. Starting mile 13 I wanted to stop but I kept going. I just kept thinking I can do this for 10 more minutes. I was getting closer to the finish line and then I heard my name being called from the sidewalk. It was my father-in-law who had come down the way a little bit to see if I was getting close. I waved and picked up the pace. Finally, the Finish Line was in view. I crossed the line with an official time of 2:15:56. I heard my husband and mother-in-law calling my name. I could not answer, so I just gave them a half wave. There were people there waiting to congratulate each person as they finished and to drape a finisher’s medal around their neck.
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At that point all I could think about was getting some water so I headed to finisher’s refreshment area. My family found me and my husband gave me a big hug while he told me how proud he was. And you know what, I was proud too. Not just for myself but for each person that crossed that line. I knew each one of them trained hard for months for the one goal of crossing that finish line. When training I thought I would do this once and be happy that I completed it. As I think of how amazing the entire experience was I am not sure that this will be my last race. Maybe I am a runner.
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May 8-14 MOTHER-DAUGHTER DAY OF REFLECTION at the Franciscan Center - May 8 – 9:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. Come for a relaxing day of quality time with your mother and/or daughter and celebrate the wonderful legacies we’ve given to each other. The day will include continental breakfast, presentation, various activities, lunch and picture-taking. $25 per person. The Franciscan Center, 3010 N. Perry Ave., Tampa, 813-229-2695; www. franciscancentertampa.org
EMBODYING THE FLOW: Micheline Berry Master Class Series (levels 2/3) Deepen your personal practice as a laboratory for exploring the creative healing potential of vinyasa flow yoga. Explore Prana Flow’s three-part wave vinyasa krama methodology. May 1, 7-9pm; May 2, 8:30-10:30pm. $30/each or $50/both. Yogani Studios, 1112 W. Platt, S. Tampa. 813-251-9668. www.yogani.com BALANCING HORMONES NATURALLY Learn about NEW natural solutions for hormone related health problems without the use of hormones – not even bio-identicals! Wed, May 5, 6:30pm. Palm Harbor Natural Foods - 30555 US Hwy 19 N, Palm Harbor. Call 727- 669-6000 to register for limited seating. HealingTouchOM.com HYPNOSIS FOR WEIGHT LOSS This is the perfect way to kick off your weight loss journey. Prepare your mind to adhere to your eating and exercise plan with the help of Certified Clincial Hypnotherapist Stacy Renz. Each participant will receive a CD. May 6, 7:309pm. $35 if you pay a week early (Thurs); $45 by noon Tues May 4. Living Room Yoga, 1608 29th Ave N., St. Pete. Call 727826-4754 or visit www.livingroomyoga.biz to register.
MOTHER’S DAY YOGA CLASS Val Spies will leada joyful class while Jim Beckwith plays live music! Bring a picnic brunch and enjoy the beautiful grounds after class! Sun, May 9, 10am-11am at Lotus Pond (6201 Lynn Rd). $15/person. 813-961-3160 or www. yogalotusroom.com for more information. “Metanoia: A New Way of Thinking” May 9, 3:30 PM First in a series presented by Wisdom Through Action, Work Teachings for the 21st Century, in the tradition of P.D. Ouspensky and G.I. Gurdjieff. Second in the series will be May 16 “Understanding Essence Types” and final in the series will be May 23 “Know Thyself: The Four Functions of the Human Machine”. Short movies. FREE. The Soul Mirror, 2025 West Bearss Ave, Tampa. www.wisdomthroughaction.org or (888)889-9588
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MAKING HERBAL PRODUCTS FOR MASSAGE (3CEU). Personalize your massage offerings by incorporating herbs. Receive a step-by-step workbook and samples to take home. Mon, May 10, 6-9pm. $60. Workshop to be held at Acupuncture & Herbal Therapies, 901 Central Ave, St Petersburg. Advance Registration Required. Register at www.HerbalWise.us.com or call 727-384HERB EXPLORING PAST LIVES Come experience monthly hypnotic regression to explore past lives with certified hypnotherapist Stacy Renz. Tues, May 11, 7:30-9pm. 35 if you pay a week ahead; $45 by noon Tues May 11. Late registrants should call to confirm space in class. Living Room Yoga, 1608 29th Ave N., St. Pete. Call 727-826-4754 or visit www. livingroomyoga.biz to register INTERVIEW TIPS TELECLASS Learn “Top 10 Tips” for making a great impression. Q & A at the end of class. We will be practicing how to succinctly & thoroughly answer common interview questions. Wed, May 12, 7-9pm. Contact: Resume Confidence/Shannon Terry at firstname.lastname@example.org, 727-3214172 and www.resumeconfidence.com
RESUME CONFIDENCE - Resume Writing & Interview Skills Coaching. FREE Interview Skills Tips Teleclass. Wed, May 12, 7-8pm; Interview Practice Teleclass, Wed, May 19, 7-9pm. Phone/FAX (727)321-4172. www. resumeconfidence.com TAOIST TAI CHI ST PETERSBURG GRAND OPENING and Open House. Come help us celebrate the GRAND OPENING of our new, expanded center with an open house featuring Tai Chi demonstrations, a lion dance, children’s activities, and refreshments. Fri, May 14, 6:30 – 8:30 PM. Free. 1811 MLK Jr. St. N., St, Petersburg. 727- 896-2620. For more information and class schedules, call 727-896-2620, email us at stpetersburg. email@example.com or visit our website http://www. taoist.org/branches/usa/florida/stpetersburg/
WELLNESS Calendar May 15-21 MICHELINE BERRY VINYASA MASTER CLASS SERIES (levels 2/3) Deepen your personal practice as a laboratory for exploring the creative healing potential of vinyasa flow yoga. May 15, 7-9pm; May 16, 8:30-10pm. $30/each or $50/both. Yogani Studios, 1112 W. Platt, S. Tampa. 8 13-251-9668. www. yogani.com Join Richard Spears, Sound Healer of Sacred Dharma, in a Sound Healing Experience. May 15th from 1-5pm. Join us for an introduction of Sound Healing, a 90 minute sound healing experience with Tibetan bowls, drums, tuning forks, and voice. After the sound healing, he’ll go into more depth about integrating sound healing into your practice, and how to include mantras two hours on learning how to integrate this into your practice. Tuition is $45 prior or $50 the day of. For more info call 813-368-6546 or visit www.serenitystream.com.
at 7:15 a.m. on Saturday, May 15, is at the USF Sun Dome and includes a one-mile, 5K, 5-mile, kids dash; Moffitt and health expo by the USF College of Health. Cancer survivors are invited to participate in the Gerdau Ameristeel Survivor Tribute ceremony following the race. Awards for first, second and third will be given in five-year age categories Register at www. MilesForMoffitt.com or call 813-7451346 for more information.
KIRTAN Haris Lender and the Asana Posse at TreeHouse Yoga May 16, 6-8p $15 advance, $20 at the door. www.treehouseyoga. com or 813-932-5456. “ U nderstanding E ssence Types” May 16, 3:30 PM Second in a lecture series given by Wisdom Through Action, Work Teachings for the 21st Century, in the tradition of P.D. Ouspensky and G.I. Gurdjieff. See also May 23 “Know Thyself: The Four Functions of the Human Machine”. Short movie. FREE. The Soul Mirror, 2025 West Bearss Ave, Tampa. www.wisdomthroughaction.org or (888)889-9588
12 Step Buddhist Meditation Workshop with Darren Littlejohn, author of The Twelve Step Buddhist. Saturday May 15th 1:30 – 4:00. Learn how to work Buddhist teachings, meditation and modern Psychology into current recovery program. Cost: $15.00 Location: Jai Dee Yoga and Wellness Studio, 5803 N. Florida Ave, Tampa, 813-2312300, www.jaideeyoga.com. Yoga and Recovery Featuring the 3rd Step: Made a decision to turn our will and our lives over to the care of our Higher Power as we understood our higher Power. Gwen Hanner, LMHC and Richard Olmstead, RYT. Guided visualization, yoga and meditation. Cost :$15.00 Date: 5/15/2010 4:30pm – 6:00pm Jai Dee Yoga and Wellness Studio 5803 N. Florida Ave, 813-231-2300, www. jaideeyoga.com. Moffitt Cancer Center Hosts Florida Bank Miles For Moffitt, Ultra Miles For Moffitt - Please join the 2010 Florida Bank Miles for Moffitt event and support cancer research. The event, starting www.tampabaywellness.com
HERBAL SKINCARE WORKSHOP Learn a complete herbal skincare program for your skin type and how to make herbal skincare products that heal and revitalize the skin. Receive a step-by-step workbook and samples to take home. Mon, May 17, 6-9 pm. $60. Call 727-384-HERB or register at www. HerbalWise.us.com
Join Val Spies and Dr. G for a 4 night couples retreat at the beautiful Mountain Home Inn overlooking Muir Woods and a breathtaking view of San Francisco Bay.
SHIATSU WORKSHOP Learn how to push all your body’s right buttons for health and longevity. Wed, May 19, 6:30pm. Free for our active patients and guests. $20/general public. Healing Touch Oriental Medicine, 2555 Enterprise Rd, Suite 4, Clearwater. 727- 669-6000 to register for limited seating. HealingTouchOM.com WOMEN’S HEALTH- Interactive discussion on natural solutions for common women’s health issues Thurs, May 20, 6:30-8pm. Free. Offered by South Tampa Natural Health & Wellness Group, Massage Redefined 3420 S Dale Mabry, Tampa. Free. RSVP www.massageredefined.com/ or call 813-831-942. THE 5 SECRETS TO PERMANENT WEIGHT LOSS presented by Dr. Dale Hanson will take place on Fri, May 21, at 6pm. 3970 Tampa Road, Oldsmar. The workshop is free to the public and sponsored by Snap Fitness, Salon Metro, Divita Organics and Restaurant Hapa. Snacks, door prizes and a children’s area will be provided. FMI, call 813 749-8940 or visit www.HansonWellnessStudio.com.
May 5 - 9, 2010 Explore the inner landscape of intimacy through modern science and ancient tantric techniques.
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WELLNESS Calendar May 22-28 9 HORMONES THAT INFLUENCE WEIGHT LOSS w/Dr. Mary Riggin. We all have 6 fat-burning hormones and 3 fat-storing hormones. If you’re trying to lose weight, this class will teach you which store fat, which burn fat and how they’re stimulated. Sat, May 22, 10:30am. Palm Harbor Natural Foods - 30555 US Hwy 19 N, Palm Harbor. 727- 669-6000 to register for limited seating. HealingTouchOM.com FAMILY CONSTELLATION GROUP Transform painful, frustrating and unproductive patterns in your life. Experience soul level healing through working with your family lineage. Sun, May 23, 10am - 6pm. Early Registration $80.00. North Tampa Location. For information visit www.worldwisecounseling.com or call Barbara Saber Willis, LMHC at 813-924-5771 YOGA NIDRA Experience true deep relaxation through “yogic sleep with awareness.” No experience required. May 23, 4:30-5:30pm. $10 goes towards the Exalted Warrior Foundation. Yogani Studios, 1112 W. Platt, S. Tampa. 813-251-9668. www. yogani.com SPIRITUAL DOORWAYS- YOGA & ART Create your own life through the practice of yoga, meditation, intention setting & collage art! Literally make doors that you can open up in your life! Sun, May 23, 1-4pm at at the Lotus Room (1101 W. Kennedy Blvd). $40 includes art supplies and yoga props. Advance registration required. 813-25406777 or www. yogalotusroom.com for information. “Know Thyself: The Four Functions of the Human Machine” May 23, 3:30 PM Third in a lecture series given by Wisdom Through Action, Work Teachings for the 21st Century, in the tradition of P.D. Ouspensky and G.I. Gurdjieff. Short movie FREE. The Soul Mirror, 2025 West Bearss Ave, Tampa. www.wisdomthroughaction.org or (888)889-9588 HERBAL MEDICINE-MAKING WORKSHOP a 3-hour hands-on workshop on making your own herbal medicine. Receive a stepby-step workbook and samples to take home. Mon, May 24, 6-9pm. $60. Workshop will be held at Acupuncture & Herbal Therapies, 901 Central Ave, St Petersburg. Advance Registration Required. Register at www.HerbalWise.us.com or call 727-384-HERB (4372). STOP SMOKING W/HYPNOSIS Join Certified Hypnotherapist Stacy Renz for this group hypnosis session to stop smoking. May 34 MAY 2010 • Tampa Bay Wellness
27, 7:30-9pm. $35 if you pay a week early (Thurs); $45 by noon Tues May 26. Living Room Yoga, 1608 29th Ave N., St. Pete. Call 727-826-4754 or visit www.livingroomyoga. biz for more information. FREE SmartLipo MPX Seminar - May 27th @ 7pm, Join Dr. Jay Willner of Zehra Clinic at the East Lake Woodlands Country Club for a free educational seminar on SmartLipo MPX, the latest and most advanced technology in laser assisted body sculpting available. Learn how the multiple lasers simultaneously and permanently destroy fat and tighten the skin, all with minimal downtime. All attendees will received $1,000 OFF their first SmartLipo MPX Procedure at Zehra Clinic! Medical clearance must be given by Dr. Willner prior to procedure. Enjoy Complimentary Hors De’Oeuvres & Refreshments and Win 1 of 4 $50 Gift Cards to Anthony’s Coal Fired Pizza! The event is hosted at East Lake Woodlands Country Club, 1055 East Lake Woodlands Pkwy, Oldsmar, FL 34677. Space is limited, call Zehra Clinic at 813.854.5050 today to reserve your spot! www.zehraclinic.com
EXPERIENCE YOGA NIDRA w/Linn Sennott. Experience one of the deepest and most powerful of all meditations. Refresh your physical, emotional, and mental body, creates a systematic release of stress, and prepare your subconscious mind to receive the personal affirmations you develop in class. May 29, 1-3:30pm. $40/one week prior; $50 by May 27. Call 727-826-4754 or visit www.livingroomyoga.biz for more information.
Ananda Yoga Teacher Training August 2010 Training at Jai Dee Yoga and Wellness Studio. With LeShan Barrios, ERYT. Excellent for those who want to become Registered Yoga Teachers or who want to deepen your personal practice. Contact us for more information. 813-231-2300, www. jaideeyoga.com. 5803 N. Florida Ave, Tampa
ON-GOING Sundays WISDOM THROUGH ACTION – A Fourth Way School for the 21st Century. Based on the teachings of Gurdjieff and Ouspensky. Now accepting new students. Various Tampa and St. Pete area locations. 1-2:30pm. (888) 889-9588. www.wisdomthroughaction.org
Tuesdays Gentle Yoga to Increase Flexibility and Reduce Stress. Taught by Bari Ruck, LMT 55190 and Registered Yoga Teacher. Special discount for SENIORS. Learn relaxation techniques, increase circulation, improve balance and strength. Tuesdays 10:00am – 11:15 am. Jai Dee Yoga and Wellness Studio 5803 N. Florida Ave. 813-231-2300. www. jaideeyoga.com
Mondays and Wednesdays PILATES Level II GROUP EQUIPMENT CLASSES with Carol and Shannon. Experience the power of Pilates with each participant on their own Reformer / Tower equipment for entire 55 minute session. Level II groups at 5:30 pm and 6:30pm Mon and Weds. $30 - $35 per person per session. Suncoast Pilates & Personal Training Studio, Palm Harbor. Call 727-772-6772 or register online at www.suncoastpilates. com BURN FAT TALK RADIO w/Dr. Mary Riggin & Dr. Kim Baptista. Tune in every week to hear the doctors discuss how a gradual series of small changes in your diet and lifestyle over time will not only melt away that stubborn fat but strengthen stamina and drastically improve your health! Wed at 9pm at BurnFatTalkRadio.com or Fridays at 11 PM on TanTalk 1340AM
Mondays and Thursdays Join Val for these Stress Relief Yoga Classes! Mondays 6:30pm-7:45 at the Lotus Room (1101 W. Kennedy Blvd) 813.254.6777 and Thursdays 7pm-8:15 at the Lotus Pond (6201 Lynn Road) 813.961.3160. Join Val for these Stress Relief Yoga Classes! www. yogalotusroom.com
Tuesdays INTRODUCTION TO YOGA In this 4 week workshop you will learn the basic postures of yoga combined with explanations of yoga philosophy and tips on feelling comfortable in the classroom. Starts the first Tuesday each month, 7:15-8:30pm at Lotus Pond and 7:008:15pm at Lotus Room. www.yogalotusroom. com for more information.
Tuesdays and Thursdays PILATES GROUP EQUIPMENT CLASSES with Pat and Carol. Experience the power of Pilates with each participant on their own Reformer / Tower equipment for entire 55 minute session. Level III at 5pm Tues and Thurs / Level I at 6pm Tues and Thurs. $30 - $35 per person per session. Suncoast Pilates & Personal Training Studio, Palm Harbor. Call 727-772-6772 or register online atwww.suncoastpilates.com.
Wednesdays Yoga and Hypnosis: Restore the Body and Mind, join Gwen Hanner, MH 2387 LMHC and Advanced Clinical Hypnotherapist. Increase positive thought, guided imagery, plus restorative yoga to calm the mind and, body and quiet the nervous system. Wednesdays 6:00pm – 7:15pm. Call for more information. Jai Dee Yoga and Wellness Studio 813-231-2300. www.jaideeyoga.com.
Thursdays BREAST CANCER SUPPORT: The Tampa Bay Breast Cancer Support Group meets at 6:30 p.m. the second Thursday monthly at St. Joseph’s Medical Arts Building Auditorium, 3001 W. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Tampa. Call 813-854-2858 for more info.
SATURDAYS SUBSTANCE ABUSE Assessments. The Centre for Women, 305 S. Hyde Park Ave., Tampa, offers free, confidential assessments for substance abuse. Call 813-251-8437 and ask for Project Recovery. HEALTHY WOMEN TODAY: The Pasco County Health Department’s Healthy Women Today program offers free or reduced-cost mammograms and other health screenings for women 50 and older who lack health insurance and meet eligibility requirements. Services are available at clinics in Dade City, Land O’ Lakes, Hudson, New Port Richey and Zephyrhills, and at Good Samaritan Health Clinic in New Port Richey. For an appointment, call 727-816-1100.
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in Shin Do promotes a pleasant trancelike state, in which one can relax and move out of the head and into the body, accessing feelings and inner wisdom. The use of gentle yet deep finger pressure on specific acu-points and verbal Body Focusing techniques, to help release “armoring” or chronic tension and balance the “Qi” or energy. This clothes-on method helps relieve stress and trauma- related problems. A unique synthesis of a traditional Japanese acupressure technique, classic Chinese acupuncture and acupressure theory, Taoist philosophy, Qigong (breathing and exercise techniques), Reichian segmental theory and principles of Ericksonian psychotherapy, the client remains clothed and lies on his or her back on a massage table, while the JSD acupressurist holds combinations of acu-points. The client determines the depth of the pressure. The experience is generally that sensitivity at the points is soon replaced by a pleasurable feeling of release. The work is characterized by non-invasiveness, safety in touch, and a sense of wonder and synchronicity. The cliwww.tampabaywellness.com
ent may share feelings or emotions that surface during the release of tension and stress, or just relax, perhaps falling into a deep and refreshing sleep. A typical session is one to one and a half hours. The JSD acupressurist evaluates the tension pattern through point palpation and pulse reading, then holds successive “local points” in tense or painful areas together with related “distal points,” which help the tension to release more easily, deeply and pleasantly. Points are held approximately one to three minutes. The session concludes with a Jin Shin Do@ Neck and Shoulder Release and a foot massage or points on the feet for grounding. Afterwards, clients typically feel relaxed and rejuvenated. Generally there is significantly less tension, and this response tends to extend after further sessions. During a series of sessions, bodymind awareness increases while “armoring” or chronic muscular tension is progressively released in the head, neck, shoulders, chest, diaphragm,
abdominal and pelvic segments, and in the back, arms and legs. One reason why “rings of armoring” develop in these segments is that a common reaction to stress or trauma is to hold feelings back with muscular tension. The involved muscles become rigid as fascial adhesions develop, and the flow of energy through the meridians is inhibited. The pressure on particular points helps the client to get a felt body sense of the tension, so that s/he can let the defensive function relax. The acupressurist may suggest that the client focus on tense or sore points and be open to feelings, words or images which may come up. lf the tension was a defensive response to trauma and repressed feelings arise as it releases, the client is then helped to return to comfortable feelings. This in-body experience is the opposite of analyzing. As many clients say of things they had known from verbal psychotherapy, “lt’s so different to feel it in my body!” Submitted by Carole Pollard, Jin Shi Do practitioner. Reach Carole at 727-804-1049 Tampa Bay Wellness • MAY 2010 37
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