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September/October Vol. 2, No.1

First Glance

Letter from the Executive Editor

10 In and Out

What's Happening In and Out of New Albany

12 Personalities Home & Away

Children’s Hospital executive promotes good health at work, at home and in the community

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On the Path

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Jumping to Help Mother-daughter volunteer team demonstrate the Classic’s appeal to all ages

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Peaceful Poses

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Walkin' the Suburbs Annual walking race is singularly focused on fitness

Yoga brings healing to breast cancer survivors’ bodies and minds

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24 Initiatives From the City of New Albany 26

Breaking in Their Business

New Albany women create lightweight shoe designed for bikers

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Foods for Fitness

Mastering the Mushroom Following the journey of the shiitake, from farm to table

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Ask the Expert

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Gadgets & Gear

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WalkThis Way We’re off and running, or better yet, walking. Eight years ago, when the New Albany Walking Classic was an idea with a mission to promote physical activity as a vehicle for adopting a healthy lifestyle – with a dash of competition in the mix – the skeptics appeared. “Phil, why would you want to create a walking-only race? People want to run, not walk. You won’t attract any sponsor partners, not to mention participants.” In spite of the detractors, I knew the time had come for a walking-only event to be conducted on the same level as any major running race. Now, eight years later, it has become the country’s largest walking-only event of its kind and will take place on Sept. 16. The naysayers have become bear-like and descended to a state of hibernation. The Walk sells out every year, attracting participants from dozens of states and more than 250 ZIP codes. A cadre of supporting partners led by our Title Sponsor, The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, has been developed. What was unexpected is the path that has been carved out by the Walk. The New Albany Walking Classic is the route that has led to the development of Healthy New Albany, an initiative whose mission is to develop a culture of health unlike any other health initiative that has taken place anywhere in the country. The Walking Classic has provided the creativity that has resulted in the development of numerous community undertakings such as our state-of-the-art farmers market, sold-out plots in our community garden, standing-room-only health lectures and … this one-of-a-kind magazine. So take a moment to walk through this issue and enjoy the informative articles that await your perusal.

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in & out

What's happening in and out of New Albany Through Sept. 13 New Albany Farmers Market Thursdays, 4-7 p.m., Market Square, www.nafarmersmarket.com The volunteer-run market brings the farm to Market Square. Now in its second year, the Farmers Market is dedicated to encouraging awareness of locally grown and produced foods that promote community health. The market features live entertainment and food trucks. All overstock is donated weekly to local food pantry Village Coalition Against Hunger.

Through Sept. 17 Women’s Doubles Mondays, 9-11 a.m., Thompson Park, 5600 Thompson Rd., www.naparks.org Enjoy a morning playing tennis and getting to know other female tennis enthusiasts.

Sept. 2 The Great Scioto Duck Race

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9 a.m., Genoa Park & Riverfront Amphitheater, 303 W. Broad St., Columbus, www.greatsciotoduckrace.org Cheer on thousands of rubber ducks as they drop into the Scioto River and race toward the finish line at this first-time event. A 5K race for adults begins at 9 a.m. The duck race begins at noon. All proceeds will go to the Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital.

Sept. 5 Sounds on the Town 6-9 p.m., Easton Town Center Square, Columbus, www.200columbus.com Easton celebrates Columbus with a special performance of Sounds on the Town, highlighting Columbus’ musical talents through an evening of jazz in Easton’s outdoor Town Square.

Sept. 8 Ohio Proud Fall Festival 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Easton Town Square, Columbus, www.ohioproud.com The Ohio Proud Fall Festival features agricultural products that are at least 50 percent raised, grown or processed in Ohio.

Sept. 16 New Albany Walking Classic

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8 a.m., Market Square, www.newalbanywalkingclassic.com Walk a 10K or half-marathon distance in the largest walking-only race in the United States. The eighth annual event draws walkers of Olympic caliber as well as those who walk for leisure.

Sept. 20 Hal Holbrook in Mark Twain Tonight!

8 p.m., Jeanne B. McCoy Community Center for the Arts, 100 W. Dublin-Granville Rd., www.mccoycenter.org Kicking off the 2012-2013 season at the McCoy Center, actor Hal Holbrook performs his famous one-man show, providing an intimate glimpse into the life of American treasure Mark Twain.

Sept. 23 The New Albany Classic Invitational Grand Prix & Family Day 10 a.m., 100-126 Reynoldsburg-New Albany Rd., www.thenewalbanyclassic.com Watch riders compete for top prizes during the Invitational Grand Prix, then enjoy a concert featuring Hot Chelle Rae and Conor Maynard, as well as other fun family activities including carnival rides, ziplines and games. Proceeds benefit the Center for Family Safety and Healing.

Sept. 28-29 Commercial Vehicle Group Fall Classic Car, Cycle & Truck Show 7800 Walton Pkwy., www.cvgcarshow.com Enjoy live music at the concert and cruise-in on Sept. 28 and see hundreds of cars, motorcycles and trucks at the Car, Truck and Cycle Show on Sept. 29. Proceeds benefit Flying Horse Farms, a summer camp for children who have serious medical conditions.

Sept. 30 Wellness in the Woods: Sharon Woods 8:30 a.m., Sharon Woods Metro Park, 6911 S. Cleveland Ave., Westerville, www.greenswell.com This run/walk event showcases sustainable wellness activities at the Metro Parks and includes 5K, 10K and 20K distance options.

Oct. 7 Lifting Hopes Pump and Run 7 a.m., New Albany Middle School, 6600 E. Dublin-Granville Rd., www.liftinghopes.com In the Lifting Hopes 5K Pump and Run, participants' scores will be based on a combination of the number of reps they can complete as well as 5K race times. Proceeds benefit Chapel Hill House, a center for pediatric cancer families.

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Oct. 7 Amy Grant 8 p.m., Jeanne B. McCoy Community Center for the Arts, 100 W. Dublin-Granville Rd., www.mccoycenter.org Enjoy a performance by Grammy-Award winning singer Amy Grant, widely known for putting contemporary Christian pop music on the map. Grant, the first contemporary Christian singer to have a platinum record, sings about faith, soul and family.

Oct. 13 Zombie Buffet 5K 8:30 a.m., Nationwide Arena, 200 W. Nationwide Blvd., Columbus, www.zombiebuffet5k.com A unique road race puts you right in the middle of a zombie apocalypse. “Zombie” runners will attempt to grab flags from “survivor” runners. Lose both flags and you become a zombie. The zombie who crosses the finish line with the most flags wins, as does the first runner to cross with a flag intact.

Oct. 13 NAAC Harvest the Arts Festival 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Doran’s Farm Market, 5462 Babbitt Rd., www.naarts.org Celebrate autumn with live entertainment, delicious fall foods, a children’s area with games, activities and more.

Oct. 21 The Magic of Bill Blagg LIVE! 2-4 p.m., Jeanne B. McCoy Community Center for the Arts, 100 W. Dublin-Granville Rd., www.mccoycenter.org Magician Bill Blagg performs his latest show, combining magical illusions with audience participation and comedy. Blagg’s latest show is filled with never-before-seen, mind-blowing illusions such as Walking Thru Steel and the world’s only Hoverboard.

Oct. 21 Nationwide Children’s Hospital Columbus Marathon 7:30 a.m., intersection of Broad and Third streets, www.columbusmarathon.com This year’s race features half-and full marathon lengths. Full marathon runners will run through Ohio Stadium. Register to run the race or come support your neighbors and enjoy more than 100 live bands and radio www.healthynewalbanymagazine.com

Outside New Albany stations throughout the course. Proceeds benefit Nationwide Children's Hospital.

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Oct. 23-24 NAHS Marching Band Concert and Orchestra Concert 7-8:30 p.m., Jeanne B. McCoy Community Center for the Arts, 100 W. Dublin-Granville Rd., www.napls.us The New Albany High School Marching Band performs Oct. 23, followed by the New Albany High School Orchestra Oct. 24.

Oct. 28 Fantastique!

3 p.m., Jeanne B. McCoy Community Center for the Arts, 100 W. Dublin-Granville Rd., www.mccoycenter.org The New Albany Symphony Orchestra opens its fifth anniversary season with an electrifying program featuring Grammy Award-winning violin virtuoso Hilary Hahn. Hahn, named America’s Best Young Classical Musician by Time Magazine, performs an electrifying program that concludes with Berlioz’s Symphonie Fantastique!

Oct. 28 New Albany Arts Council 3rd Annual Night Moves Concert 7:30-9 p.m., Jeanne B. McCoy Community Center for the Arts, 100 W. Dublin-Granville Rd., www.naarts.com The New Albany Chorus and Community Band present seasonal tunes.

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Oct. 27 Fright Night 5K 8 p.m., Creekside Park and Plaza, 123 Mill St., Gahanna, www.ultrafit-usa.com Enjoy this unusual night of ghoulish exercise as you run or walk past haunted graveyards leading to the ghostly cart trails and specially illuminated Gahanna Golf Course.

Oct. 31 Halloween 6-8 p.m., New Albany Escort your children house-to-house during New Albany’s annual beggar’s night.

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personalities

By Garth Bishop Photography by Lisa Aurand

Home & Away Children’s hospital executive promotes good health at work, at home and in the community

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fter 16 years at Nationwide Children’s Hospital – the last six of them overseeing a colossal expansion project – Patricia McClimon has put a great deal of work into promoting and promulgating good health. It’s time-consuming work, as is raising three sons. But McClimon still makes it a priority to keep her own health in check. McClimon is senior vice president for strategic and facilities planning at the hospital. She lives in New Albany with her husband, Matt, and their sons Drew, 11, Zach, 9, and Will, 3. She started at the hospital shortly after earning her master’s degree in health administration from The Ohio State University. After 16 years, the closest thing to an average day for McClimon includes working with physicians and clinical staff to develop planning ideas; walking the building to ensure patients, their families and staff are having the most comfortable experience possible; and reading data and analyses on how to provide optimal care. 12

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She’s also been giving a lot of tours lately, and for good reason. One of McClimon’s major duties at the hospital has been overseeing its massive, $810 million campus expansion, which opened in June. The expansion – which includes a new 12-story, 750,000-square-foot main hospital building, as well as a third research facility, underground parking and an LEED-certified energy plant – began in 2006, when McClimon and other hospital staffers visited children’s hospitals throughout the country that had recently undergone renovations to get ideas. McClimon stayed involved in the process as tentative plans were drawn up and mock-up hospital rooms were built in a former Kroger store nearby to gather feedback. Among the more notable aspects of the expansion is the nature theme seen throughout the 12-story inpatient tower, which is the cornerstone of the expansion project. Birds, butterflies and other nature scenes make a more calming environment to promote healing and reduce stress. “That’s what we try to do here at the hospital – create hope and optimism,” McClimon says. The project has also contributed to the health of the neighborhood surrounding the hospital. Prior to the project’s beginning, the corner of Parsons and Livingston avenues where the hospital is located sported narrow streets, an empty strip mall, a parking lot, a used car lot and a fast food restaurant. Now, the streets have been improved and power lines have been buried, and the new hospital buildings and a park stand at the corner instead. “It was a declining urban neighborhood, and through our investment – and private investment and investment by the city of Columbus – it is now a vibrant and safe park area,” says McClimon. Patricia McClimon, senior vice president for strategic and facilities planning, oversaw the recent expansion of Nationwide Children's Hospital, including this lounge area known as the Magic Forest. The hospital commissioned Mansfield-based company Carousel Works to create several giant wooden animals that decorate the new wing. www.healthynewalbanymagazine.com

McClimon is involved in many other aspects of the hospital’s strategic planning. For instance, she has helped the hospital improve its support of community wellness with programs such as a collaboration with Columbus City Schools to reduce obesity and promote wellness in children. McClimon is also a facilitator for Healthy New Albany, promoting health in her hometown as well as in the greater Columbus area. She helped the organization develop a strategic plan and facilitates its monthly board meetings.

Despite the demands her job makes on her time, McClimon makes sure her own health is a priority. Working at a pediatric hospital, she sees all sorts of health problems every day, and it makes her feel blessed to have a healthy family. “You can’t take that for granted,” McClimon says. To stay in shape, she wakes up early each morning so she can start her workout at 5:30 a.m. – either running on one of New Albany’s many pedestrian trails or lifting weights via the Body Pump program at New Albany Country Club.

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on the path: the walk

By Lisa Aurand

Walkin’ the Suburbs Annual walking race is singularly focused on fitness

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interested onlookers, friends and family members cheering them on, and it’s a veritable ocean of people. Amidst that ocean each year are New Albany resident Leslie Fox and a handful of her family members. Since she first participated in the Walking Classic in 2006, the event has been a family affair for her. Fox, 47, started walking on her own every morning shortly after her youngest child was born seven years ago.

“I had six children in 12 years, so I’d never exercised other than pushing a stroller,” Fox says. “I decided to start walking because it helped alleviate the stress of having so many kids so close together.” She walked every morning, first with music – and then, when her music player broke, in silence. The quiet of the New Albany multi-use trails made them a

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Every year, walkers of all ages crowd the streets of New Albany on a midSeptember Sunday morning. The eighth annual New Albany Walking Classic is scheduled to begin at 8 a.m. Sept. 16 in Market Square. Participants can choose either the half-marathon (13.1 miles) or 10K course (6.2 miles). The event draws 3,000 participants each year; add to that the number of

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Leslie Fox haven for her. Eventually, she added a stop at Starbucks about three quarters of the way into her daily walk. “I walk three miles to Starbucks and get coffee, and then I walk maybe a mile home. It’s a great motivating factor,” Fox says. She occasionally walks with her children, such as her youngest son, Eli, or her second-oldest daughter, Abby. This year, Abby will probably be participating in the Walking Classic with Fox, and Fox's youngest daughter, Samantha, will be part of the kids’ walk. In years past, Fox’s mother, Linda Rogovin, has also competed, but this year a knee injury will prevent her from joining in. Other family members who have competed before and may join in again this year are her brother, her father, her father-in-law and her uncle. “It’s been a big family thing,” Fox says. Fox and her family are prime examples of the types of people the Walking Classic draws, race founder Phil Heit says. “The demographic that came with the walk was unique and totally unexpected. It’s 80 percent women, and the average age is mid-40s. That’s been consistent every year,” Heit says. “With that demographic, it really sends a message to me that (these) people want to be treated as athletes and wanted a venue in which they could be an athlete and feel like an athlete. We get everyone from Olympians, who will walk at a seven-minute-per-mile pace, to recreational walkers, who will walk at a 20-minuteper-mile pace.” Walking is a great lower-impact sport, making it ideal for all ages. Heit himself turned to walking as an exercise outlet after he could no longer participate in his www.healthynewalbanymagazine.com

previous sport: running. “I was a very competitive marathon runner who, for various reasons, was not going to be running marathons anymore, but I wanted the competition and I wanted to be able to engage in endurance sports, so I started walking,” Heit says. “And people started walking with me.” Out of that impetus, the New Albany Walking Club was born, and the race was a natural extension of the club. Heit is not surprised at the enthusiastic response to the race from walkers all over the country. “Everyone asks me that, and (the success) is what I expected. That’s why I did it,” he says. “What I am surprised about is what it has led to.” He’s talking about Healthy New Albany, the nonprofit organization that was started – with help from the New Albany Community Foundation – as a result of the race. “So now, from the Walk, we have what is perhaps the largest farmers market in central Ohio and, I feel, the best,” Heit says. “We have community gardens, we have a lecture series, and we have Healthy New Albany Magazine.” Though the walk is not focused on charity, 100 percent of its proceeds are donated to charity, including a health endowment fund within the community. “Our emphasis, unlike other walks or runs, is not on charity. We feel people should be donating to themselves. It’s for promoting their health,” Heit says. In that spirit, The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center has stepped up this year, becoming the Walking Classic’s first title sponsor. Awards from Tiffany’s will be given to the first three men and women finishers in the 10K and half-marathon, and every walker who crosses the finish line will receive a special award. The Walking Classic is open to everyone ages 13 and up. Children ages 6-12 may sign up for the children’s fun walk. Registration for all races can be completed online at www.newalbanywalkingclassic.com. Walkers must pick up their information packet at the Jeanne B. McCoy Community Center

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on the path: the classic

By Lisa Aurand

Jumping to H Mother-daughter volunteer team demonstrate the Classic’s appeal to all ages

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If you pay attention to the name, the New Albany Classic Grand Prix and Family Day features one very important word – “family.” The event, scheduled for Sept. 23 and now in its 15th year, was created by Abigail Wexner as an annual fundraiser for Columbus Coalition Against Family Violence, which has since merged with the Center for Child and Family Advocacy and is now called the Center for Family Safety and Healing. The organization provides integrated child abuse and domestic violence services to families in central Ohio. But it’s not just called “Family Day” for that reason. The Classic also features a wide variety of activities appealing to all ages, in addition to an internationallysanctioned equestrian grand prix competition. The event sold out with 18,000 attendees last year. In accordance with the family theme, mother-daughter duo Michelle and Taylor Destefano, New Albany residents, will be spending the day together this year, just like they did last year. Michelle has been volunteering at the Classic for 11 years. This will be Taylor’s second year as a volunteer. Working at the Classic isn’t a chore for the Destefanos, Michelle says. “I volunteer for a lot of things. It’s one thing to give money, and that’s fine, but that’s not as satisfying as going out and volunteering time.”

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admission before or after the five-hour volunteer shift. Michelle tries to take the earliest one because her favorite part of the event is the Invitational Grand Prix, which starts at 2 p.m. The Grand Prix features 30 of the world’s best horseback riders and their mounts, including Olympic and Nations Cup medal winners. Taylor’s favorite part of the Classic is seeing her friends and watching the Tween Brands Concert Presented by Justice. Past concert headliner David Archuleta once spoke to Taylor as she was picking up trash. “I remember she told me he was asking her if she got to see the show and if she liked the show, and of course she was in a total panic,” Michelle says. “Last year was New Hollow and that was fun because I used to go to school with them,” Taylor says. Taylor perks up upon learning that Hot Chelle Rae will be headlining this year. “They’re one of my favorite bands,” she says. Michelle doesn’t recognize the name, but after Taylor feeds her a few lyrics from their hit song “Tonight Tonight,” Michelle knows who they are. The group, originally from Nashville, will Big Time Rush performs at last year's Tween Brands Concert.

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Yoga brings healing to breast cancer survivors’ bodies and minds

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Peaceful Poses Check with any fitness facility – most likely there’s a lengthy list of yoga classes where followers can find their bliss, from hot power vinyasa and high cardio to slow flow. Yoga is a discipline that dates back to ancient India: poses, controlled breathing and meditation working in concert to tone and increase flexibility, relax and energize. But there’s another style of yoga that’s being embraced by a particular group of people who are on a tougher path: gentle yoga for cancer survivors. New Albany-area resident Sharon Thomas, 53, registered yoga teacher and owner of Healing Hands Yoga studio, has instructed numerous gentle yoga classes, where poses are modified to accommodate recent surgeries and functional limitations. She’s currently studying to become a certified cancer exercise specialist, learning about the 25 most prevalent cancers, their surgeries

and the best targeted exercise therapies. Cancer is deeply personal for Thomas: In 1996, she lost her dad to brain and lung cancer. She dedicated her 50mile bike ride in this year’s Pelotonia to him. And she has a sister-in-law who is a breast cancer survivor. Ten years ago, Thomas took a Hatha yoga class to change up her fitness routine and quickly became hooked. Deeper into her study, yoga’s healing potential became obvious to her. “You’re totally into the body, aware of the breath,” Thomas says. “You understand how the mind, body and spirit are connected.” It’s a connectedness that many in the medical community are acknowledging. And they’re recommending yoga as a vital part of integrative medicine. “How patients tolerate and complete cancer treatment is related to their mental well-being,” explains Patrick Elwood, hematologist/oncologist and president 21


Thomas demonstrates warrior (above) and two variations on pigeon pose during a yoga class in her home studio. of The Zangmeister Center. “Yoga can help them navigate the treatment.” At Haven of Hope, the cancer-support foundation at Zangmeister, gentle yoga classes are offered free of charge to cancer survivors. Thomas, who volunteered as an instructor there for several years, says the yoga is Hatha-based but modified for restricted mobility. “Perhaps they have lymphedema, with painful swelling and fluid retention around the lymph nodes,” she explains. Poses can be adjusted for comfort. Ellen Schofield, cancer exercise specialist and Haven of Hope’s gentle yoga instructor, marvels at what gentle yoga can do. “It empowers (practitioners), gives them some control over their health,” she says. “Besides, it’s a great support group. Nobody cares if you have no hair, or how you do your yoga.” 22

Breast cancer survivor Nancy Small, 65, of Columbus has been attending Haven of Hope classes for 18 months. She saw immediate results. “You’re with other survivors, having a good time,” she says. “The chemo makes you tired, but this gets you moving, gets you out of that ‘blah’ mood.” Whether poses are executed standing or sitting in a chair, participants can still regain strength and flexibility. Even a simple queen’s pose – propped up Barcalounger-style with blankets and blocks – can be restorative as it opens up the chest area. “Cancer is very stressful,” Schofield says. “When a patient goes in for another round of blood work, they’re worried about what the doctors are going to find. Pranayama – the breathing – really works. It calms the brain, eases anxiety.”

Researchers are attempting to quantify yoga’s benefits. In clinical trials at The Ohio State University’s Institute for Behavioral Medicine Research, Janice Kiecolt-Glaser, professor of psychiatry, is measuring yoga’s effect on mood, fatigue levels and the immune function in 200 breast cancer survivors. Persistent fatigue in cancer survivors, explains Kiecolt-Glaser, is most likely due in part to inflammation. It’s the fatigue and pain that “often limit … physical activity, both during and after cancer treatment,” she says. “Yoga offers both psychological and physical benefits.” www.healthynewalbanymagazine.com


During the course of the study, which is scheduled to end later this year, KiecoltGlaser is tracking specific markers in participants’ blood, and expects yoga to reduce inflammation. Thomas teaches the study’s twiceweekly sessions. Using strict protocols designed by Marcia Miller of Yoga on High, the small classes are designed for women who’ve been out of treatment for breast cancer four months to three years. They need to “get the parts moving again, relieve stiffness,” says Thomas. “After a mastectomy and radiation, the shoulders, for instance, are tight.” One participant, Kirsten Kerr, 35 – who underwent a bilateral mastectomy, chemo and radiation for Stage 3 breast cancer – has already noticed improvements. “I’m stretching on a regular basis now,” says Kerr, “and enjoying the anti-stress benefits of the breathing.” On a Thursday morning in Thomas’s private studio in the lower level of her home, New Albany residents Sandy Mendoza and Tom Butler arrive for an advanced yoga class. For the next hour, accompanied by soft, Zen-inspired music, they strive to “quiet the monkey brain,” as Thomas puts it, stay present in the moment and incorporate long, slow inhalations to open up the spine. With the grace of a dancer, Thomas, in dark gray cropped leggings and green Tshirt, moves from cat cow to an alternating sunbird pose, from chair pose to the warrior II, stretching, aligning. Abs, arms, legs and spine get a tough work over. During the savasana, or final resting period, the students recline, positioning tiny lavender-and-flax-seed pillows over the eyes. They breathe deeply, quietly. Lights are lowered. Sounds of a waterfall mingle with Chinese bamboo flute. This challenging session, designed for healthy participants, becomes accessible to almost anyone – cancer patients, the elderly – with modified poses and, if needed, stacks of blankets and blocks for support, straps to aid in stretching the legs. “The goal is peace and calm,” Thomas says. “And for cancer patients, it’s all about regaining ownership of the body.” Rhonda Koulermos is a contributing writer. Feedback welcome at laurand@ cityscenemediagroup.com. www.healthynewalbanymagazine.com

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By Kathryn Meyer

Engaging in New Albany’s Future The New Albany Business Park represents $1.2 billion in private investment and 12,000 employees.

City works on strategic plan Are we maintaining the right balance of land uses? Do we have enough trails and interconnectivity? How do we continue to attract industry and jobs? Are we embracing culture, education and wellness? These are the kinds of questions we are asking as part of the 2012 New Albany Strategic Plan process and we invite you to actively participate in the discussion. Since its adoption in 1998, our strategic plan has served to reinforce the importance of preserving our cultural and architectural character, protecting our greenways, fostering job growth, encouraging sustainable development, and enhancing the Village Center – our physical and emotional core. We’ve come a long way in just 14 years. When the plan was first adopted, the New Albany Business Park was a vision in a cornfield. Today, the park is a diverse mix of industries representing $1.2 billion in private investment, 12,000 jobs and more than $100 million in community income tax revenues. Our community focus on the Village Center produced a library, the McCoy Center for the Arts, commercial and residential projects that brought about new retail and restaurant options, and beautification projects that help to create a welcoming and pedestrian-friendly mixeduse core. We solidified our commitment to green space, devoting 13 percent of our entire 24

land use for this purpose. Most New Albany homes are within a quarter mile of a park, our neighborhoods are connected to the Village Center and business park through an extensive leisure trail system, and we have taken steps to preserve and enhance natural assets like the Rose Run corridor. During the past 14 years, we’ve experienced balanced growth and applied a 1.17 unit per acre benchmark for residential development. Our current housing density of 0.38 units per acre when all land uses are considered is an unmatched residential standard compared to Dublin (1.03), Powell (1.15), Hilliard (1.20), Worthington (1.56), Gahanna (1.70), Westerville (1.81), Upper Arlington (2.23) and Bexley (3.11). But life is about what’s next and we need to collectively consider what we want our community to be and look like in future decades. To facilitate this, we divided our strategic planning process into multiple elements that include land use, transportation, economic development, open space and parks, sustainability, and community design. All of these elements play a key role in connecting people physically and emotionally to New Albany. During these next few months, reflect on what you love about New Albany. Take a walk or bike ride. Explore our neighbor-

hoods. Go to a McCoy Center program. Walk along the Rose Run Creek to hear the wildlife. Have an ice cream cone on the green in front of the library. Whatever you do to feel more connected to your community, take the opportunity to allow yourself to dream and participate in this process. Follow local media coverage, attend an upcoming City Council meeting later this year when the plan is on the agenda or review the special “Strategic Plan” portion of our website at www.newalbanyohio.org and contribute your own ideas through the section’s “Question of the Week.” We look forward to hearing from you. Kathryn Meyer is deputy director of community development for the city of New Albany. Feedback welcome at laurand@cityscenemediagroup.com. www.healthynewalbanymagazine.com


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By Stephan Reed

New Albany women create lightweight shoe designed for bikers FOOTbrake creators Marjie Hancock and Jill Beckett-Hill

Breaking in Their Business When cyclists ride for miles at a time, they want the least resistance possible. They only carry their phones, money and sunglasses, but what if they want to browse through shops or get a bite to eat? They don’t want to walk while wearing their cleats. New Albany residents Marjie Hancock and Jill Beckett-Hill, cyclists them-

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selves, believe they have the solution. They designed their own brand of afterbiking shoe called FOOTbrake – a flipflop that folds up when not in use and is sized to slide perfectly into your pocket. “Our idea is to make something lightweight that will fit tightly in a pocket and be comfortable to wear during a time out from riding,” Hancock says. “The shoe is flip-flop style and is wonderful for bikers who don’t want to carry around excess weight.” The idea for the FOOTbrake came about a year ago when Hancock and Beckett-Hill were meeting a friend who was biking through Napa Valley. “I said to Jill, ‘What is she going to do?’” Hancock says, referring to her friend’s footwear. “I thought it would be really cool to have little shoes you could carry in your pocket. We wanted to walk through stores, and our friend ended up buying shoes just to walk around with us.” The two friends began drawing up models and talking to manufacturers in October 2011. They created a design, a logo and the final name. “The name is a play on the words ‘break’ and ‘brake,’” Hancock says. “With bikes, you have your pedal brake and these are also for taking a break in

action. We decided to use the red color throughout because it signifies ‘Stop.’” The shoe was designed with bikers in mind, but the FOOTbrake can benefit people who aren’t traveling on two wheels, Beckett-Hill says. “On days when it’s really hot, all some people want to do is take off their shoes,” she says. “It’s perfect for golfers, runners and people who do destination sporting events and have to travel. It’s also for beach-goers because the FOOTbrake is so small and compact. They can slip them on and hit the boardwalk.” So far, the feedback has been positive for the new product. “One of our friends was biking to Indianapolis and could only carry so much on his bike ride,” Beckett-Hill says. “He told us that the shoe was a perfect fit for his trip.” FOOTbrake comes in two women’s and two men’s sizes at $24.99 a pair, and may be purchased at http://footbrake.net. So far, the shoes are only sold online and not in any retail store. Stephan Reed is a contributing writer. Feedback welcome at laurand@city scenemediagroup.com. www.healthynewalbanymagazine.com


By Rose Davidson Photography by Lisa Aurand

Foods for Fitness

Mastering the Following the journey of the shiitake, from farm to table

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As the weather cools and we ease into fall, Janell Baran is hoping for an increase in her crop. Baran grows shiitake mushrooms – along with a variety of culinary and medicinal herbs – at Blue Owl Hollow in Newark. She sells at both the Granville and New Albany farmers markets, but with the hot temperatures this summer, her booth has been light on mushrooms. “Everything is an experiment,” says Baran. “I can’t control when we get rainfall in this environment.” But no matter the weather, shiitake mushrooms are worth getting to know a little better – from the farm to your table.

Growing Green Baran and her husband purchased Blue Owl Hollow, a 130-acre tree farm, in 1998. Over time, Baran has worked to perfect her sustainable method of growing shiitakes. “We bought the farm as a place to live, but always wanted to get into farming,” says Baran. “We loved the tree farm so much (that) we wanted to use that (aspect) as well. Mushrooms were something that fit in really well with what we were doing.” www.healthynewalbanymagazine.com

To start, Baran scours her property for good logs. Most of the logs come from fallen tree limbs or trees that have been identified as weak or in need of trimming. This summer, she has a large stack of logs from trees that were felled by the late June derecho. Baran prefers using oak logs – as she points out, “shiitake” means “oak mushroom” in Japanese. Baran walks to a shed that she has transformed into a prepping station for the logs. She drills small holes in each log, spacing them in a diamond pattern. Then, similar to planting a seed, Baran uses an inoculation tool to fill the hole with mycelium – mushroom spawn. Once all of the holes are filled, the logs’ holes and ends are sealed with food-grade wax. This step is important for keeping moisture in the logs and shielding them from outside contaminants, Baran says. “The success rate and longevity are so much greater,” Baran says of sealing the ends with wax. After sealing, the logs are carried to a shady, moist area on the edge of the woods where they will incubate

anywhere from six months to two years, depending on factors such as weather, spawn viability and the size of the logs. At this point, some logs are set aside for sale at farmers markets, where Baran offers them for $25 to people who wish to grow their own mushrooms. When the logs finally begin producing mushrooms, Baran “forces” them by simulating an ideal environment for fruiting. They are soaked in a tub of rainwater overnight, then propped up in a protect-

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Baran paints over holes in the inoculated logs with food-grade wax.

ed area along one side of her house to be monitored for the next few days. At that time, Baran says little buttons typically start to appear, and mature mushrooms emerge after about a week. After fruiting, the logs go back into stacks in the woods for a six- to eightweek resting period before they are forced again. Each log will fruit for anywhere from three to five years. Labels tell what strain of mushroom spawn populates the log and when it was inoculated.

Baran stacks inoculated logs in the woods to allow the mycelium to spread throughout the log.

Bountiful Benefits Shiitakes have long been hailed as an important food in East Asian cultures. But they’re not just rich in history – they’re also packed with nutrients. “Mushrooms can be a significant source of vitamin D if they’re exposed to sunlight while growing,” Baran says. Paul Stamets, an American mycologist and author of the book Mycelium Running: How Mushrooms Can Help Save the World, goes one step further with this conclusion. “I suspect that mushrooms are nature’s best land-based food source for vitamin D,” says Stamets in his book. “Beyond vitamin D, mushrooms are packed with other immune-enhancing agents.” Shiitakes are also believed to possess qualities that lower cholesterol, prevent heart disease and combat the development and progression of cancer. Scientific studies are currently being conducted to examine these claims. One thing is certain, though. In order to reap all of their benefits, they can’t be consumed raw. “You have to actually cook the mushrooms to release the vitamins and minerals,” says Baran. In his book, Stamets explains why this is the case. “Uncooked mushrooms pass through the digestive tract largely intact, imparting little if any nutritional benefit,” says Stamets. “When cooked, however, they are highly digestible and are excellent sources of nutrition.”

What’s Cooking? Baran’s Blue Owl Garden Emporium, where she produces more than 80 varieties of dried herbs, gives her a variety of fresh ingredients to work with in the kitchen. She’s developed numerous recipes, which she often brings with her when selling her products at farmers’ markets. Among her favorites is Grilled Sage and Mushrooms, a dish that combines a mixture of mushrooms and sage atop slices of grilled bread. “The Grilled Sage and Mushrooms is great for outdoor eating,” says Baran. “That’s one we like to feature because we produce (both) herbs and mushrooms.” Baran says shiitakes also serve as a great alternative to ingredients such as chicken or beef. “Shiitakes are the red meat of the culinary fungal world,” says Baran. “You can substitute them for red meat in recipes if you’re vegetarian.” When bought fresh from a farmers market, the mushrooms can last up to a week in the refrigerator. If dried, they can be preserved for much longer. Baran hopes to someday open her own retail store where she can sell the herbs, mushrooms and other items she produces. For now, her shiitake mushrooms are available at farmers markets for $5 a pint. Rose Davidson is a contributing writer. Feedback welcome at laurand@city scenemediagroup.com. A stack of logs ready to be placed in the woods.

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Grilled Sage and Mushrooms Yield: 2 servings, Time: 30 minutes

Directions: 1. Melt one tablespoon butter in a small bowl. • Save a few sage leaves (such as the small terminal clusters) for garnish. Chop the remainder fairly finely. Add 1/2 Tablespoon to melted butter. The remainder of the sage will go in with the mushrooms. 2. Mix sage with melted butter and spread on the sliced bread. Stack the slices so that butter runs down through them and set aside. 3. Melt remaining butter with olive oil in large skillet over medium-high heat. Add shallots and cook until soft, stirring often to prevent burning. Add mushrooms, salt and pepper, and cook until mushrooms reach desired level of tenderness. Add more butter or oil if necessary – mushrooms should be lightly browned and al dente, neither dry nor mushy. 4. Add remaining sage and cook, with frequent stirring, for one minute. 5. Add vinegar and stir until liquid evaporates – a matter of seconds. 6. Remove mushroom mixture from bowl. 7. Turn heat up slightly in skillet and fry bread until brown and crispy on both sides. 8. Put grilled bread on plates, heap with mushroom mixture, garnish with reserved sage leaves and serve. www.healthynewalbanymagazine.com

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Q&A: Jeffrey L. Angart Jeffrey L. Angart, DDS has been practicing dentistry for nearly 25 years. He has conducted extensive research and lectured nationally and internationally on cosmetic materials and tooth bonding. A graduate of The Ohio State University’s College of Dentistry, he holds a Bachelor of Science in Ceramic Engineering. Angart has been practicing in the Columbus area since 1991. He began his professional career as a ceramic engineer, specializing in dental materials. After graduating in 1984, he served a comprehensive practice in Mansfield that included periodontics, pediatric dentistry and extensive work in implant dentistry. Angart is a dental materials consultant to several dental manufacturers, has published extensively and has been involved in many round table meetings. He is a member of the Academy of General Dentistry, the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, the Midwest Implant Institute and many other professional organizations. Angart’s Center for Dental Health opened in New Albany in 2003. Angart lives in New Albany with his wife and two children. 30

What type of toothbrush do you recommend for the average adult? What about electric toothbrushes? Soft bristles on a toothbrush should always be used. Hard and medium bristles make microscopic abrasive lesions on the enamel over time, and lead to more plaque and stain adhering. The sonic frequencies of electric toothbrushes, such as Sonicare, are highly effective in the disruption of the biofilm bacteria that leads to gum disease (periodontitis) and tooth decay. This irrigation will also disrupt bacteria and soft deposits between the teeth to stimulate the gums and become tighter around the tooth so that less debris sits underneath them.

Should I use mouthwash? What type of mouthwash is best? Mouthwash should only be used with the recommendation of a dental professional, as it does not remove the biofilm bacteria like a toothbrush does. The most harmful types of mouthwash are those with alcohol because it is extremely drying to the oral tissues. When the mouth is dry, a condition known as xerostomia, bacteria will flourish and can cause decay and gingivitis due to the lack of saliva, which regulates or neutralizes the pH in your mouth. Some non-alcoholic mouth rinses can beneficial, such as chlorine-based (Oxyfresh) and lubricating ones for xerostomia (Biotene). Many medications, age, anxiety and cancer can cause the mouth to be dry, requiring the need for oral rinses for lubrication and hydration.

Some studies in the last few years have shown a correlation between dental plaque and cancer. Why do you think this is the case? It is not yet clear why there are increases of

cancer rates in individuals diagnosed with periodontal disease. It is well documented that patients with periodontal disease have an increase of cancer rates from 30 percent with lung cancer and 50 percent with kidney and pancreatic cancer, to 90 percent with colon cancer and 500 percent with oral cancer of the tongue. It is thought, just as we see increases of heart disease and stroke in individuals with periodontal disease, that inflammation and the host immune response to the inflammatory changes are responsible. The release of C-reactive proteins in the immune response, which is also seen with heart disease and strokes, also target the organs or systems initiating a change with the host immune response increasing the risk for a change, leading cells to mutate into cancer.

What should parents do to care for their children’s teeth? Brush your children’s teeth even before you can see them with a fluoride-free children’s toothpaste. This develops good habits and strengthens the gums so that infection is less likely as the tooth erupts. Make sure to floss the teeth if they are close together to prevent cavities. The baby teeth molars are kept until pre-teen years. Many times, a lap visit is done at 18 months, knee to knee with the parent. A child should be seen no later than 3 years old or when the first and second primary molars have erupted because of the rapid growth, development and changes that occur. Anytime there are questions or concerns about the baby’s dentition or oral hygiene, a visit is welcomed.

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for 20 minutes, which increases the amount of decay-causing bacteria. So if you have a soda, for instance, and take one drink every 15 minutes from 2 to 4:30 p.m., it is more harmful than drinking it during a 40-minute lunch. You have to look at the ingredients of your beverages, not just sugar content. Sugar-free does not mean destruction-free in the mouth. Citric acids in waters and carbon dioxide in diet soda are ingredients that decrease the pH, creating an environment that breaks down the tooth structure.

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614-245-4701 | www.newalbanysymphony.com NASO Concerts are held at the Jeanne B. McCoy Community Center for the Arts 100 West Granville Street, New Albany, OH 43054 Season support provided by: Original Version:

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Season Artwork: Laurie Clements

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Check out these books, sites and studies to keep your health on track

Wesley Glen ~ WELL on our WAY

Wesley Glen will open a new WELLness Center early in 2012. The center will include a lap pool with classes offered by the YMCA, state of the art physical therapy and rehabilitation areas, fitness center that overlooks the pool, therapy pool, wellness clinic and a juice bar! All you need for Living the WELLlife in 2012!

Wesley Glen Retirement Community

5155 N. High Street Columbus, OH 43214 Call for more information, (614) 888-7492.

books: Brandwashed: Tricks Companies Use to Manipulate Our Minds and Persuade Us to Buy By Martin Lindstrom Lindstrom analyzes how supermarket giants attempt to trick and manipulate the minds of shoppers to get them to buy items they do not need. Using firsthand experiences, he explores various marketing tactics and psychological traps that are laid out by stores. He also offers advice to shoppers to help them avoid falling for these big-business tactics.

It Starts with Food: Discover the Whole30 and Change Your Life in Unexpected Ways By Dallas and Melissa Hartwig Learn about the Whole30 nutritional reset, created by authors Melissa and Dallas Hartwig. The Hartwigs summarize the science of how certain foods can have a negative impact on your appearance and self-esteem and outline an action plan designed to help readers develop a healthier lifestyle through a better relationship with food.

sites: Bedtime Calculator www.sleepyti.me

This simple website has one purpose: to help you wake up feeling refreshed. Sleep cycles usually last 90 minutes and a good night's sleep consists of 5-6 cycles. This website calculates the optimal time for you to go to sleep so you wake up at the end of a sleep cycle instead of in the middle of one, keeping you more alert throughout the day.

LiveStrong www.livestrong.com

If you’re looking to monitor your weight or just get the most out of your workout, use LiveStrong to find everyday health tips, learn about power foods and calculate your calorie intake. Also included are success stories to keep your morale up.

studies: Consumption of Green Tea May Reduce Gynecologic Cancer Risk

Healthy New Albany A recent study from the Colorado State University Department of Environmental and Radiological Health Sciences shows that drinking green tea can help decrease the risk of ovarian, endometrial and cervical canjan 2012 cer. Key compounds in green tea work together to help protect the body against the development and spread of malignant cancer cells, the study showed.

Childhood neglect may increase risk of skin cancer

Researchers at The Ohio State University found that skin cancer patients with a history of childhood maltreatment are at a much higher risk of cancer than are their counterparts. Research suggests maltreatment of a child sets a lower level of immune response during the developmental years and for the rest of the child's life. In the study, the top 25 percent of patients with a history of neglect by their mothers experienced a 350 percent reduction in immunity, making them more susceptible to various diseases. Patients who experienced maltreatment from their fathers saw a 140 percent drop in immunity. 34

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Special Ticket Offer Family 4-Pack Only $35!

September 22 & 23 Join Jungle Jack Hanna and his animal friends for a fall festival filled with special activities and attractions such as pumpkin carving, country music, kid-friendly entertainment and all your favorite seasonal treats! And Fifth Third Bank has teamed up with the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium to offer you an exclusive ticket offer: a Family 4-Pack to any day at the Fall Fest plus FREE parking— for only $35. That’s a savings of over $30! Plus, be one of the first 500 to buy a Family 4-Pack and you get a FREE water bottle!

Have a ball this fall at Jack Hanna’s Fall Fest! Pick up your Family 4-Pack today. Available only at Fifth Third Banking Centers.

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Healthy New Albany SeptOct 2012  

Healthy New Albany SeptOct 2012

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