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Facing ne w challenges

A uniquely skilled surgeon treats the complex problems of a past gastric bypass patient.


Given a second chance

When faced with health concerns, two patients turn to Monmouth Medical Center’s colorectal surgery program.



52 tips for the best you ye t!

Have your 2017 resolutions been derailed? Follow these suggestions to get back on track for a memorable year.


To cle anse or not to Cle anse? Dietitians weigh in on the pros and cons of a juice fast.

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ELCOME to the latest edition of Fiscal Fitness! As we head into the New Year, now is a great time to get your financial house in order. Make your own Money Resolutions and start the year out right with a few basic tips, no matter what your age. Create Your Financial Plan Every successful business has a business plan, so why don’t you? There are many on-line tools to help you get started. Some of us need a little more help than a cookie-cutter questionnaire about our goals and objectives. Give up the new shoes and invest in a Certified Financial Planner® professional who will work with you side by side to create a plan with a purpose. Once you have the why, you can build the financial roadmap to get you there! Live Within Your Means Do you really know what you spend each month? It’s time to take an honest assessment of your expenses and keep track of frivolous spending. This can be challenging for many, considering we use debit, credit cards and cash for purchases. Ever hear the phrase “lifestyle inflation”? It means your cost of living rises as your income rises. I have worked with many wealthy individuals & families over the years and have noticed a common theme– as income levels rose, the cost of living remained remarkably the same. In other words, they lived below their means. By doing so, most were able to accumulate a substantial nest egg for retirement. Studies have shown that people who use plastic are unconsciously willing to spend more than someone paying with cash, a phenomenon often referred to as the “credit card premium”. If you had to go to the ATM machine to get cash, would you still buy those designer shoes? Better yet, put the item on hold for 24 hours. Chances are, you will not go back. Contribute to Your Employer’s Retirement Plan Did you know that less than 50% of individuals contribute to their employer retirement plans, leaving employer contributions on the table?1 If you are eligible for a 401(k), 403(b),

and most 457 plans, you can defer up to $18,000 in compensation in 2017. If you are age 50 and older, you can defer an additional $6,000 in 2017. If you cannot contribute the maximum, at least contribute the amount that your employer is matching. If you are married and not working, you may be able to contribute up to $5,500 with an additional $1,000 if age 50 or older (MAGI phase out limits apply). Plan for the Unexpected Now is a great time to review your insurance coverage, particularly if you have older policies. Have your needs changed? If you are suddenly single, do you still have the need for a large life insurance policy or would a policy with long-term care benefits be more appropriate for your financial future? Update Your Estate Plan Remember, your will or trust will not override what is named on the beneficiary designation form on a life insurance policy, annuity, or retirement accounts (IRA or 401(k) plan). For this reason, it is imperative that you update your beneficiary designations immediately to reflect your current wishes, particularly if you are recently divorced or widowed. Did you know the federal limits have been raised in NJ? The state estate tax exemption has been increased from $675,000 to $2 million for deaths as of January 1, 2017. Remember, the existing New Jersey inheritance tax remains in effect and is levied on siblings, nieces and nephews. Whether you believe it or not, the new administration will bring about changes to the investment landscape and how we plan for retirement. Now more than ever is the time to take an active role in managing your finances. “Now what” is not a strategy. Together we can make it happen...

Debra Fournier CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ Certified Divorce Financial Analyst™

About THE AUTHOR DEBRA FOURNIER, CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ and Certified Divorce Financial Analyst™, has been providing comprehensive wealth management and investment advisory services to families and independent women for over twenty years. Recognized as an experienced and knowledgeable professional in the areas of divorce financial planning and transitional planning, her guidance is often sought when there are complicated financial issues, significant assets or an imbalance in financial knowledge between divorcing couples. Debra is active in her community, serving on the executive board of the Academy of Finance at Manasquan High School and the mentoring program at the Leon Hess Business School, Monmouth University. She has been quoted in Kiplinger’s Personal Finance Magazine and AOL Daily Finance, appeared numerous times on Good Day New York and has been featured in the Asbury Park Press section Getting Ahead. For a private, no-obligation phone consultation, please call 732-800-8400 or email Debra directly at

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Our guide to new ideas, tips, trends and things we love in Monmouth County.

Coffee table accent. Trinkets display. Cocktail-hour helper. These eight trays have a handle on style.



For men only

From subtle to intense, these colognes share certain qualities: Each is complex, elegant and distinctive.



power food

Move over quinoa—freekeh is quietly staging a takeover.



What’s more comforting than a piping-hot bowl of soup? Knowing that it’s fewer than 250 calories per serving.

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Get a head start on healthy living with fitness trackers that are more chic than geek.


health news

Recent reports and statistics, including why your friends are just as important as diet and exercise, and the benefits of smiling and shivering.


Home front

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Turn heads on the slopes (and stay toasty too) in one of the season’s colorful toppers.




wine + spirits In the mood for a nightcap? Serve up a Negroni—it’s the perfect mix of bitter and sweet.



Photos from recent events in and around Monmouth County.


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BY: Michelle Smith of Navesink Wellness Center, Jin Shin Do Practitioner

What is Jin Shin Do? Jin Shin Do is a unique form of therapy that works to release our “armoring;” the congestion built up in our bodies that prevent a balanced, free flowing energy throughout our whole being. Jin Shin Do uses gentle yet deep finger pressure on specific points throughout the body to help clear all passageways and meridians.

What are the benefits of Jin Shin Do? The benefits of Jin Shin Do are endless. From a physical standpoint, as the energy flows more freely, an individual can experience reduced pain, tension, inflammation and soreness. Being that Jin Shin Do is not invasive like various forms of massage therapy, it can remove deep chronic discomfort and body aches in a safe and gentle manner. From an emotional standpoint, Jin Shin Do provides a deeply relaxing and meditative experience. For anyone dealing with the daily stressors of life, this modality works to calm the mind and promote balance & tranquility.

Is Jin Shin Do beneficial for everyone? Yes, Jin Shin Do has been successful in treating some of the most severe injuries and illnesses. I have seen success firsthand with this modality – having worked on professional athletes with painful injury, oncology patients with chronic pain and discomfort and individuals who suffer from anxiety on a daily basis. Through utilization of this treatment, patients have been able to overcome both their physical pain and emotional anguish without the use of medication. Jin Shin Do is truly life altering for all that experience it. OTHER TREATMENTS WITH MICHELLE:


Healing Yourself From Within Michelle Smith, CMT, LMT Michelle is a Jin Shin Do practitioner and licensed massage therapist at Navesink Wellness Center in Rumson. She has traveled the world to experience and master various modalities of treatment. Michelle has become well regarded throughout all athletic arenas, having worked on a number of professional football players, boxers and golfers. She was employed at the PGA National and was asked to provide treatment to athletes at several professional golf tournaments. Michelle is also one of only a handful of individuals who are licensed in New Jersey to practice Jin Shin Do, making what she does an incredibly unique experience. Her knowledge of the body and its ability to heal has made her one of the most sought after practitioners in her field.



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All downhill from here If you’re a snow lover, you don’t care what Punxsutawney Phil predicts—you want more snow. That’s especially true for sleigh riders and snow tubers, who during this time of year can’t get enough of the fluffy white stuff. After the next snowfall, be sure to check out some of the following neighborhood sledding hot spots and fall in love with winter. Atlantic Highlands Elementary School— Classes might be canceled, but the school and its “slopes” are the destination when winter weather hits. The hill here is steep, making it the ideal place for thrill seekers. Holmdel Park—Supervised sledding is available when two or more inches of snow cover the great hill. An added bonus: hot chocolate is available at the shelter building. Tower Hill, Red Bank—Suffering from cabin fever? Bring the entire family to this spot, a popular hangout for families for many generations. It’s a big hit with the smaller sleigh riders.

Show me the money It’s only about an hour drive from either Philadelphia or New York, but Colts Neck has maintained a small-town charm for decades. Perhaps that’s what people want—Colts Neck is the only Monmouth County municipality to rank in the top 20 New Jersey towns (for those reporting complete information) with the highest median household income, according to the most up-to-date U.S. census information. Colts Neck’s median income of $160,000 is the ninth highest in the state. For those keeping score, Essex County’s North Caldwell tops the list at $200,152.


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Monmouth: Perfect for presidents

Are you under the age of 30 and tired of the stereotypes linked to the Millennial generation? (You never look up from your phone. You can’t balance a checkbook.) Attention young men and women: It’s time to prove the naysayers wrong, and with guidance from authors like Shrewsbury’s Bryan Kuderna, you can become a leader in your field. In his new book Millennial Millionaire: A Guide to Become a Millionaire by 30, Kuderna, a 28-year-old certified financial planner, offers 16 steps to financial independence—and it’s done in a no-holds-barred narrative instead of using stuffy, textbook language. “Fellow Millennials,” he says, “will learn how to take advantage of our quickly changing economy, overcome the student loan epidemic, build a financial plan, save for retirement and become a millionaire by 30.”

Looking forward to a day off from school or work on Feb. 20? We welcome Presidents Day every year, but don’t forget to celebrate our past commanders in chief for their service. Test your knowledge on some U.S. presidents who visited and made their marks in Monmouth County:

Seven sitting U.S Presidents have vacationed in Long Branch, including Ulysses S. Grant, who in 1869 declared the town the nation’s “Summer Capital.”

Several weeks after he was shot in Washington, D.C., President James Garfield succumbed to injuries while staying in the Elberon section of Long Branch in 1881.

The Borough of Roosevelt was created and renamed after Franklin D. Roosevelt (originally Jersey Homesteads) during the Great Depression as part of the New Deal.

Dwight D. Eisenhower would spend summers in Monmouth visiting friends in towns like Fair Haven and Shrewsbury.

Many presidential candidates have campaigned in Monmouth. Richard Nixon, John F. Kennedy and George H.W. Bush, among others, have stopped in places like Monmouth Park, the Homestead Restaurant in Spring Lake and the Monmouth Shopping Center in Eatontown.


Congratulations to Marissa Crimoli, a seventh and eighth grade English teacher at Holmdel’s William R. Satz School, who was awarded a grant to expand her lessons on the Holocaust. The grant will fund the purchase of books (fiction, non-fiction and firstperson accounts), poetry and historical records that will be used to complement classroom instruction. “By learning from the past,” she says, “we have the opportunity to ensure that the same mistakes are not made in the future.”

Eye for an eye

They say you can see a person’s soul by looking into their eyes. With so much attention on the top the face, why wouldn’t you make it look its best? The experts at Sutra Brow & Lash Bar have mastered the art of eyebrow shaping and lash intensifying, making you look beautiful every day—with or without makeup. A trip to one of their locations in Belmar and Shrewsbury is equivalent to a spa day. Enjoy the scent of soothing lavender and sip a cup of chai tea while skilled cosmetologists treat your eyelashes and eyebrows (services include threading, extensions, fill-ins and facials). Customer Allie La Rosa recently visited the Belmar location and took to social media: “I always leave Sutra feeling great about my lashes!” Sutra Brow & Lash Bar, 907 Main St., Belmar, 703 Broad St., Shrewsbury;

Always in season

Break your case of the winter doldrums with a little shopping therapy and a new wardrobe. The racks and shelves at some of Red Bank’s top clothing stores are stocked with exactly what you need to get through this season and prepare for the next one. Men and women will find the latest fashions from the world’s top designers at Garmany. From Samuelsohn suits and Kiton shirts to Aquazzura shoes and Milly bags, the style pros at this Red Bank institution will help you find what fits you best. Theo Clothier opened its chic boutique last year, selling apparel and accessories from top American and Italian designers. They offer

women’s fashion brands like Weekend by Max Mara, Niu and Kal Rieman, as well as fine accessories for ladies and gentlemen. It’s time to check out both shops and update your style for the season. Garmany, 121 Broad St., Red Bank, 732.576.8500; Theo Clothier, 3 E. Front St., Red Bank, 732.383.8085;

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for Men Only Bl ack Cedarwood & Juniper by Jo Malone Yes, British sensation Jo Malone makes cologne for men as well as women. Her description of this masculine scent reads, “Midnight rain. Seductive with the carnal touch of cumin and chili leaves. Dark with cedar wood. Humid with moss. Modern and urban.” Nordstrom, Freehold, 732.308.1117

Cool Water Night Dive by Davidoff Davidoff’s original Cool Water formulation evokes the South of France with bergamot, rosemar y, orange blossom and other Mediterranean ingredients. With the addition of lentisc, an evergreen shrub whose fragrance resembles amber, Night Dive brings some richness to an other wise light, sunny scent. Ulta Beauty, Holmdel, 732.796.9300

Bayolea by Penhaligon’s Reminiscent of bay rum but more refined, Bayolea is a relatively new scent from Penhaligon’s, the 19th-centur y London per fumer that holds a royal warrant. Middle notes of cardamom, black pepper, neroli and lavender rest on a masculine base of cedar, sandalwood, musk, moss, patchouli and amber.

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Ranging from subtle to intense, these men’s colognes share certain qualities: Each is complex, elegant and distinctive. Extreme by Tom Ford Intense and massively sensual, Tom Ford Extreme has top notes that include Thai basil and Persian lemon; a heart of saffron, thyme, black plum, black fig and other fruits and spices; and base notes featuring vetiver, black truffle, balsam, leather and Shoyeido incense. Brooding and unique. Garmany, Red Bank, 732.576.8500

Original Santal by Creed Woody, rich and robust, Original Santal evokes the opulent courts of ancient Asia. The Creed family has cleverly combined citrus and ginger top notes with base notes of Mysore sandalwood, Virginia cedar, vanilla, Siam benzoin, ambergris and Tonkin musk, centered around a heart of lavender, peppermint, rosemary and pinkberries. Unforgettable! Wisteria, Red Bank, 732.530.9491


Allure Homme Sport by Chanel Blending the citrusy freshness of Italian mandarin, the richness of cedar and the sensual quality of Venezuelan tonka bean with white musk, Allure Homme Sport is a heady, racier version of Chanel’s original, gentlemanly Allure. Sephora, Freehold, 732.780.4232

Colonia Club by Acqua di Parma Acqua di Parma launched its core fragrance, Colonia, a centur y ago. Colonia Club updates the classic, light citrus scent with the addition of fresh mint and neroli, an oil sourced from bitter orange blossom, to the core, as well as amber, which adds warmth to the base. Blue Mercury, Sea Girt, 732.449.1055

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Shore Area Ob/Gyn, an affiliate of Lifeline Medical Associates introduces our newest physicians to the practice.

Shore Area OBGYN taking care of Monmouth county women for over 75 years SHORE AREA OB/GYN has been around since the time of Clark Gable and Gone With the Wind. We continue to provide the most upto-date and comprehensive care while respecting the uniqueness of each patient. Our senior doctors are board certified and our newest are board eligible. We are affiliated with Monmouth Medical Center in Long Branch and deal with everything from the routine to highrisk obstetrics and first gynecological exam to older adults with well woman care. We do many procedures in office and are proud to be certified by the American Institute for Ultrasound to perform ultrasound in our office. William N. Kaufman, D.O., FACOG Andrew N. Sun, M.D., FACOG

Angela Markman, M.D., FACOG Lauren Mason-Cederberg, M.D.

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Smile! Nearly two-thirds of people report being attracted to someone because of his or her smile alone. —Oral Health Foundation


The number of minutes of shivering outdoors in the cold air it takes— compared with an hour of moderate exercise—to raise levels of the hormone irisin. Irisin is responsible for turning white fat cells into brown fat cells—the kind that burn fat. Researchers posit that shivering, like exercising, causes muscles to contract, triggering the release of the calorie-burning hormone.

Friends as good as diet and exercise

It turns out that having connections is good for your health. A study of more than 14,000 subjects found that the depth and breadth of your friendships could have a similar effect on blood pressure as diet and exercise.

—Cell Metabolism

—University of North Carolina

Your feelings, that is. Women who held in their emotions during marital conflicts were four times more likely to die over a 10-year period than women who let it rip.

—Psychosomatic Medicine

Gout, be gone

Folks 65 and older who didn’t help out family, friends and neighbors had a 30 percent higher chance of dying after a stressful life event than those who were generous with their time.

The incidence of gout, a painful inflammatory joint condition, is on the rise among men. The number of adult males in the U.S. being hospitalized for the condition has more than doubled since the 1990s. However, experts say nearly 90 percent of cases can be prevented by lowering uric acid levels and making lifestyle changes.

—American Journal of Public Health


Search before you chow down Researchers report that folks who check out menus at least an hour before they eat out and choose a dish are more likely to go with a lowercalorie meal than their lastminute dining companions. —Journal of Marketing Research

‘I love my workout’

Let ’em out…

Help out to help you

The percentage of American women who believe cardiovascular disease is their greatest health threat—despite stats that show no other disease claims as many women’s lives as heart disease. —American Heart Association

Sweat-session believers not only enjoy their workouts more, they enjoy reduced anxiety and better moods. —Journal of Behavioral Medicine


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New, advanced, long-lasting cosmetic procedures bring joy back to women’s lives DR. THOMAS THEOCHARIDES of Beginnings Aesthetic & Wellness is always at the forefront of groundbreaking non-surgical cosmetic procedures and technologies. Dr. Theocharides, a cosmetic surgeon and board-certified obstetrician and gynecologist, was one of 10 doctors in the country to conduct a now completed study with ThermiVa® for women with vaginal challenges due to birthing or aging. Dr. Theocharides’ patients continue to experience extraordinary results with this non-surgical, hormone-free procedure that has offered numerous physical benefits. The beauty of the ThermiVa® is that it is a non-surgical procedure consisting of three treatments with no downtime or discomfort. The benefits are numerous, both for the younger woman seeking improved sexual satisfaction and for post-menopausal women who experience vaginal discomfort, dryness and incontinence. ThermiVa® not only tightens or supports the vagina as necessary which enhances sexual satisfaction, the procedure significantly increases vaginal moisture and bladder control. The brilliance of the procedure is in the way the frequency-generated heat increases blood flow and stimulates the growth of new collagen improving vaginal function. Dr. Theocharides is also excited about Bellafill®, a unique filler now FDA approved to last up to five years. Bellafill® patients can now experience cost savings with less frequent treatments compared to fillers of shorter duration. Seeing you as a whole person, promoting a healthy lifestyle and optimizing your nutrition is often encouraged. With a holistic approach, Beginnings Aesthetic and Wellness can help you achieve a more beautiful you, both inside and out!

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MORE OBSTETRICIANS AND MIDWIVES realize that chiropractic care of the spine and pelvic areas during pregnancy can help create the perfect environment for a baby to develop and begin living his or her best life. Any pelvic or sacral misalignment, tightening or torsion may affect the position of the baby within the womb, limiting the baby in the ability to move into the best position for birthing. The possible result is a baby in a breech position, but with the right assistance from chiropractic care, the issue can be alleviated. Since 2002 when I established my practice, I have helped patients of all ages and walks of life. But in the past five years, I have seen an increase in pregnant women with babies in breech positions. Historically, obstetricians have typically elected to deliver a breech baby by C-section. Since it is universally understood that delivering a baby naturally is the best way to have a less stressful, less risky birth more obstetricians and midwives are referring moms to our office for care. Through advanced training in the Webster Technique and Active Release Technique, I’ve had incredible success assisting moms in transitioning a breech baby into a normal presentation. Together, these techniques safely analyze and determine which ligaments are restricted in the mother’s abdomen. I use precise and gentle adjustment techniques to alter the mom’s pelvic ligament tension so a baby can move into the best position for birth. In addition to pregnant moms, we offer newborn assessments, adjustments for babies suffering from colic or torticollis, pediatric check-ups, care for athletes seeking enhanced performance, weekend warriors with sprains & strains as well as seniors seeking to improve or regain critical quality of life.


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Trusted advice for generations JOHN B. WRIGHT INSURANCE has been in business since 1961. Started by John Wright, his son Greg Wright took over in 1996 and continues to build personal relationships with clients at his boutique insurance agency. With his staff of 14, Greg makes sure that every case is evaluated personally. He says, “We insure people, who happen to own things.” This statement reflects the agency’s commitment to highly personalized service, as no two cases are alike. Hurricane Sandy provided proof that not all insurance companies are created equally. With these types of occurrences becoming more frequent, the need for protecting families and possessions has become more necessary and more complex. The John B. Wright agency is proud of its image as a counselor, rather than simply a supplier of insurance. Experience matters. The agency’s team provides guidance and coverage to a diverse group of customers, including individuals, contractors and over sixty marinas. Greg and his team have built a client base because of their extensive knowledge and because of the manner in which they treat their clients. Before the Agency provides a quote, they have a detailed conversation with their prospective client. Clients are educated to carefully consider all aspects of coverage, not just cost, as many have learned the hard way that protection is what matters. It may be time for you to ask the team at John B. Wright to evaluate your current policies. Start a conversation with them today, and protect yourself.

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IN ITS THIRD YEAR, FIRST LIGHT HOME CARE offers a new way of helping people maintain quality of life. Located in Middletown and owned by long-time Middletown resident Tania Mallon, First Light Home Care provides non-medical, in-home care for seniors, veterans, new mothers, adults with disabilities and those recovering from injury or illness. After decades in the corporate world, Tania had a strong understanding of the necessity for personal client service. Tania and her team came together because of a passion for helping family members choose the right care for their loved one. At First Light, their team of caregivers begins every day in a culture of trust, honesty and dedication where diversity and quality of life are valued. Mary Ann Savettiere, First Lights Director of Care Services, works closely with Tania and their team to make certain that each client’s needs are being met properly by caregivers.

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Health and healing through yoga AFTER YEARS OF BACK PAIN and many surgeries, Lisa Matthews tried yoga, looking for pain relief. What she experienced was not only physical healing, but also a balance in mental clarity. These changes made a profound difference in Lisa’s life, and in 2011, she enrolled in a 200 Hour teaching program. After Hurricane Sandy, Lisa knew that the Jersey Shore community was in need of some healing. Practicing yoga since 1994, she retired from a demanding corporate position and opened Monmouth Beach Yoga & Wellness. Since opening 3 1/2 years ago, it has been voted best yoga studio each year by Monmouth Health & Life Magazine. Monmouth Beach Yoga’s mission is to guide students of any age, so that they follow their uniquely personal yoga journeys on the road to self-transformation. The studio offers several types of yoga, something that sets it apart from many others. Lisa says, “Yoga is for everyone, regardless of age, limitations or injury.”

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A community approach to fitness STILL GROWING AFTER 5 YEARS, owner of The Megacycle, Megan Gridley credits much of her success to the community of satisfied customers who come and bring friends along for the ride. Classes at The Megacycle are challenging, but there are no levels- allowing newcomers, triathletes and everyone in between to get their best workout. The newly created center has 28 top-of-the-line bikes equipped with readers to track progress. In a full class, riders might be those who exercise regularly, some who have a weight loss goal, people recovering from injury, and those overwhelmed by gyms but motivated to begin a new routine. Megan has chosen her instructors carefully. They get to know each rider by name and work with each one on individual goals within a group class. The atmosphere is kind, but challenging. Megan’s Megacycle community has led to friendships and clients are more likely to stay with an exercise program when they work with a friend. CLASSES: • Mega-Ride HIIT Spin • Mega Strong TRX • Mega Spin-TRX Fusion • Mega Box & Strength • SPX-3 • Small Group Training • Teen Trainings • Mega Classes for Kids Check out the full schedule online

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Monroe resident Anne Haas turned to Dr. Frank J. Borao, director of the Center for Minimally Invasive Esophageal and Gastric Surgery at Monmouth Medical Center, when she was looking for the right bariatric surgeon.


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challenges A uniquely skilled surgeon treats the complex health challenges of a past gastric bypass patient.

When Anne Haas had gastric bypass surgery years ago, she did her research and found the right bariatric surgeon for her needs. But in recent months, when ensuing medical problems required complex procedures, she faced a challenge: finding the right doctor to bring her back to health. Anne ultimately turned to accomplished bariatric surgeon Frank J. Borao, M.D., FACS, FASMB, director of the Center for Minimally Invasive Esophageal and Gastric Surgery at Monmouth Medical Center. Today, she feels very fortunate for her decision. “I thank my lucky stars that I found him,” says the Monroe resident. “I had to have had someone looking over me.”

New issues arise Anne had dieted throughout her life with no lasting success. In 2003, she underwent standard gastric bypass surgery. Though she maintained a 75-pound weight loss for nearly a decade, her situation grew more complex. Afflicted by unrelated kidney problems since adolescence, in 2010 she received a kidney transplant. And the transplant required Anne to take the steroid prednisone over the longterm, which weakens the body’s tissues. In the past few years, she also developed severe acid reflux—a sign something had gone wrong with her older bypass. “I gained 20 pounds in a year and a half. Up until then, my weight had been pretty stable,” says Anne, 67. “I just didn’t feel good; I knew something was wrong.” Anne’s gastroenterologist diagnosed her with a gastrogastric fistula—a connection between the small stomach pouch created as part of her bypass and the rest of her stomach. So Anne began looking for a bariatric surgeon to fix her

gastric bypass, and she found Dr. Borao “by happenstance.” “I came upon his name, scheduled an appointment and fell in love with him,” she recalls. “Anne needed surgery,” says Dr. Borao. “In addition to the fistula, Frank J. Borao, M.D. she had a hiatal hernia with a significant amount of stomach in her chest. Although it is a formidable surgery, it can be done through a few small incisions.” That message was a wake-up call to Anne. “Until I went to Dr. Borao, I didn’t think it was a big deal,” she says.

Intricate procedure Dr. Borao performed an eight-hour operation, which included removal of a portion of Anne’s stomach and small intestine and repair of her hiatal hernia, with a takedown of the fistula. “It wasn’t an easy surgery but everything went well,” says Anne, who was out of bed the next day, and returned home one day later. “The staples wouldn’t hold because of the condition of my tissues from the prednisone use, so Dr. Borao had to hand-sew all of the connections.” Three weeks after her surgery, Anne returned to her job in real estate. She tired quickly at first, but after a short time, she felt “a lot better.” Plus, Anne’s reflux and heartburn are “totally gone,” she reports. “Dr. Borao is amazing,” says Anne. “I would recommend him to anyone. In fact, I already have!” For more information about the Center for Minimally Invasive Esophageal and Gastric Surgery at Monmouth Medical Center, call 732.923.6070.

New Patient Lecture Series For those considering a bariatric procedure, the most up-to-date information on gastric bypass surgery, gastric banding and sleeve gastrectomy is available through the new patient lecture series at Monmouth Medical Center. Afternoon and evening sessions are available. n The evening new patient

lectures take place 6–7 p.m. in the Community Meeting Room, and the Support Group meets from 7–9 p.m. in Stanley 206, 212 and 214. Feb. 23, March 23, April 27, May 25, June 22, July 27, Aug. 24, Sept. 28, Oct. 26, Nov. 16, Dec. 21 n Afternoon new patient

lectures only take place 3–4:30 p.m. in Stanley 212. Feb. 13, March 13, April 10, May 8, June 12, July 10, Aug. 14, Sept. 11, Oct. 9, Nov. 13, Dec. 11

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Given a second chance

When faced with health challenges, two patients turn to the hospital’s colorectal surgery program Colon cancer runs rampant in Michael Feindt’s genes—affecting multiple people on the same side of his family, including his grandfather, father and uncle. Michael’s grandmother and older sister succumbed to uterine and ovarian cancer at young ages. Twice, in his 40s, the Jackson resident was diagnosed with colon cancer and underwent partial colon resections. After being cancer free for 15 years, Michael underwent a routine, annual colonoscopy at age 60 performed by gastroenterologist Joel Kurtz, M.D. A polyp, detected on the screening, was tested and pathology confirmed it was cancer.

It’s in the genes Genetic testing confirmed Michael tested positive for the mutation in the MSH2 gene, which is associated with some cancers, especially with hereditary nonpolyposis colorectal cancer (HNPCC), and Lynch syndrome, an inherited condition that gives a person a higher risk of cancers of the digestive tract and other organs. And like Michael, people who have Lynch syndrome have a significantly increased risk of developing other cancers, including colorectal cancer. Additionally, the average age for colorectal cancer to be diagnosed with someone with Lynch syndrome is 45 compared to the average age of 72. Michael turned to Roy M. Dressner, D.O., FACS, FACCRS, a practicing boardcertified colorectal surgeon at Monmouth Medical Center for colon cancer surgery. He appreciated Dr. Dressner’s diligence


Michael Feindt is now cancer-free following colon resection surgery at Monmouth Medical Center.

Roy Dressner, D.O.

in doing everything possible to perform a successful colon resection and avoid attaching a colostomy bag—a prosthetic medical device that collects human waste. Prior to surgery, Dr. Dressner brought Michael’s case to the hospital’s tumor board. “At these meetings, all of the specialists work together to review the cases and come up with a consensus of how we can provide the best possible treatment approach,” notes Dr. Dressner.

Surgery yields excellent results Dr. Dressner performed a colon resection surgery via a laparoscopic or minimally invasive approach. He removed the cancerous part of Michael’s colon, located near one of the previous resections and meticulously incorporated the previous surgical sites. Dr. Dressner notes that the surgery was further complicated due to scar tissue and a previous hernia from the

two previous colon resections performed through “open surgery” rather than a minimally invasive approach. Michael’s wish came to fruition: Dr. Dressner performed a colon resection surgery without the use of a colostomy bag. Since Michael is high risk, he remains on close surveillance and has follow-ups every 3–6 months for three years. “I’m feeling great now and am confident that Dr. Dressner and the team at Monmouth Medical Center are providing me with the best care possible,” Michael says. “While I can’t control my family history, Monmouth is helping me fight colon cancer and stay on course.”

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Christopher A. Settles was losing his three-year battle with ulcerative colitis—a chronic disease of the large intestine that causes severe stomach pain and diarrhea. Medications were no longer helping, so the 21-year-old needed to have his colon removed. The good news: the Neptune man is now symptom-free and living a normal life, after a series of successful colorectal surgeries last year at Monmouth Medical Center (MMC). “I feel like I have a second chance. It’s a whole new perspective,” says Christopher, who recently returned to college and his job. He was not alone in this struggle: About 10 percent of patients with ulcerative colitis will need surgery to eliminate the disease.

Emergency care Diagnosed three years ago during his first semester of college, Christopher had been able to control his condition most days with medications. Then one night, he suddenly felt worse than ever. “I couldn’t eat, I couldn’t sleep, I couldn’t lie down, the pain hurt so much,” he recalls. Christopher’s father took him to the Emergency Department at MMC, where he was admitted and put on intravenous (IV) antibiotics. But when his symptoms didn’t subside, doctors determined he needed most of his colon (large intestine) removed. That operation would be the first in a series of three planned surgeries that would lead Christopher back to a regular, healthy life. After the initial surgery by MMC surgeon Ernest Ginalis, M.D., Christopher’s colitis pain was gone. But he would need to live with an ileostomy bag—an external bag that collects waste through an opening in the abdomen—for several months while his body healed. Three months later, Michael Arvanitis, M.D., FASCRS, section chief of colon and rectal surgery and acting chair of surgery at MMC, performed the second procedure—an intricate operation that included creating a “J-pouch” inside Christopher’s body, from part of his small intestine. The J-pouch would replace the ileostomy bag once the surgical areas had healed. For the interim, Dr. Arvanitis made a temporary detour in Christopher’s intestines, enabling waste to exit his body “upstream” from the J-pouch. That required creating a new

stoma—the opening from the intestine to the ileostomy bag— through a different site on Christopher’s abdomen. “My partner Dr. Roy Dressner and I are the only surgeons in the area who regularly perform these procedures,” notes Dr. Arvanitis, who is double board-certified in both colon/rectal surgery and general surgery, and is a clinical associate professor of surgery at Monmouth’s teaching affiliate, Drexel University School of Medicine.

Final battle In October, Christopher had his last A series of colorectal surgeries at surgery. Dr. Arvanitis Monmouth Medical Center has given closed the ileostomy, Christopher Settles, 21, a normal life again. directing waste to the J-pouch and enabling the young man to empty his bowels normally again. Christopher returned home just three days Patients are benefitting from an inlater, with help from novative Monmouth Medical Center MMC’s Colorectal program that helps them recover Surgery Enhanced more quickly from colorectal surgery Recovery Program. and ensures fewer complications. An MMC nurse came Monmouth established the Michael Arvanitis, to his house every M.D. Colorectal Surgery Enhanced Recovday for a month to ery program to improve outcomes check and re-dress his for patients undergoing colorectal surgery wound until the site was completely surgery. This program involves a healed. minimally invasive surgery when Christopher is grateful to be freed from his indicated, and pain management painful disease, as well as the ileostomy bag. protocol, which decreases the use of He also appreciates the staff’s efforts to help narcotic medications. him stay positive and minimize stress, which

Colorectal Surgery Enhanced Recovery Program

interferes with healing. “The first few times I was in and out of the hospital, I was very down and I barely smiled,” recalls Christopher. “The nurses were very lively and tried to make me smile and laugh. They were very understanding, patient and kind.”

Results include: n Quicker discharge n Extremely low complication rate n Very low readmission rate

For more information, call 732.923.5030.

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Expanding care for the

youngest emergency patients Kids can say the darnedest things. So the thumbs up from children treated at the Thomas & Ann Unterberg Pediatric Emergency Department are extra special. Raj Kaur has two active children— which has meant many trips to the Emergency Department. And each time, the Holmdel mom has taken her kids to the Unterberg Children’s Hospital at Monmouth Medical Center, where they receive specialized care in the Thomas & Ann Unterberg Pediatric Emergency Department (ED). While other hospitals are closer to Kaur’s home, she’s willing to drive an extra 20 minutes or so to Monmouth Medical Center whenever possible. “They’re experts when it comes to kids,” says Kaur. “They’re super compassionate and they know how to deal with children. They treat you like family.” Plus, the pediatric ED recently began providing care around the clock—making it even more accessible to families from across the region.

Kid-friendly staff For Kaur’s son, his first visit came at age 2 after he hit his head on a toilet. “When the ambulance came, I requested they take him to Monmouth Medical Center,” recalls Kaur. “That’s where I went when I was a kid. And I feel more secure with an Emergency Department that specializes in children.” In 2014, Kaur’s kids both ended up in the ED at the same time. Her daughter Kaylyn Sidhu, now 11, fell and hurt her wrist at ten-

Monmouth Medical Center is the choice hospital for the entire Kaur family.

nis camp, while her son Dylan Sidhu, now 7, appeared to have a broken nose after getting hit with a hockey stick at sports camp. “When I picked them up that afternoon, I was concerned, so I took them straight to Monmouth,” she says. “The doctors in the Emergency Department were amazing. They were going back and forth between the two of them.” As it turned out, Kaylyn was the one with the broken bone—she had a fractured wrist. Lawrence Stankovits, M.D., a pediatric orthopedist at Monmouth Medical Center, quickly treated her with a cast, and the family continued to follow up with him at his office. “They’re amazing, from the technicians and nurses to the physicians. They know how to talk to the kids to keep them calm,” says the working mom, an executive at RWJBarnabas Health since 2013. “They were always coming in to check on us, offering to get us food. You don’t feel like a

number. My friends who have gone there all say the same thing.”

Outstanding care Last September, both kids returned again to Monmouth: Kaylyn came when she broke her ankle while cheerleading. Two weeks later, Dylan went after suffering a concussion during a football practice. As always, says Kaur, the service was “superior. They even guided us to the right place for Dylan’s follow-up care.” Despite their injuries, Kaur’s children seem to enjoy these visits. “Every time my son gets hurt now, he asks if we can go to Monmouth Medical Center,” reports the grateful mom. “They love going there.” The Thomas & Ann Unterberg Pediatric Emergency Department is located within The Unterberg Children’s Hospital at Monmouth Medical Center, 300 2nd Ave., Long Branch, NJ 07740. For more information, visit

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fresh ideas to restart the year Have your Resolutions already been derailed? No worries—Follow these suggestions and get back on track for a memorable 2017. By Marisa Sandora boredom might have doomed your New Year’s resolution, but it’s never too late to reset and embrace variety! Stop weighing yourself daily—instead sample a whole raft of selfimprovement ideas and see which ones click. On the following pages are 52 tips for feeling your best and enjoying life. Work your way down the list—or jump around and surprise yourself!

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Take a trip

A change of scenery works wonders. In a survey, more than half of the respondents said travel beats other activities (like shopping) as a mood-brightener. Romantic getaways worked best of all. (A lengthy journey isn’t necessary—four out of five people favored multiple short trips over one big one.)


Try a new food We all get in food ruts, thinking we only like certain things and sticking with them. So make an effort to try one new healthy food each week. Variety is important to our diet. To ensure you’re taking in all the nutritients you need each day, try focusing on a different fruit or veggie each week. Filling up on low-calorie and nutrient-dense foods can help you crowd out the not-sogood foods.


Give back Heard of the “helper’s high”? It’s the great feeling you get when you give. Researchers at the National Institutes of Health looked at the functional MRIs of subjects who gave to charities and found that giving stimulates the reward center in the brain, releasing feel-good endorphins. (To get started locally, Google the Literacy Volunteers of Monmouth County or the ARC of Monmouth County.)

route to work each day or your coffee order at Starbucks, you’ll encourage your brain to make new connections. This concept, called neuroplasticity, can actually make you more creative, leading to more “Aha!” moments of inspiration.


Think positive Pick an area of your life you’re apt to complain about, and look at the bright side instead. In a study in the journal BMC Public Health, researchers found that heart-disease patients who were more optimistic survived longer.

Visit a new area in Monmouth County. There are 53 municipalities in Monmouth. How many have you seen? Take a ride and get acquainted with a new town.




Do something you’ve never done Indoor rock climbing? Wearing a fedora? Going on a blind date? If it’s new to you, give it a try! Sometimes we need to shake things up to avoid that Groundhog Day feeling.

Make time for you It seems there’s always something that needs doing or someone who needs attention. But it’s important to carve out time for yourself so you can recharge and reconnect with whatever it is that brings you joy. How to fit it in? Schedule a meeting with yourself. Setting aside time the way you would for a business meeting or a doctor’s visit will help you keep the “appointment.” The gift of time for yourself increases clarity, creative, energy and motivation.


Try a new fitness class Bodies get accustomed to the same old workout routine, but taking up a new exercise—spinning, for example—can give your body the jolt it needs to start burning fat again. The average indoor cycling class burns 400 to 600 calories. Stay motivated by focusing on the music, and know you can ride at your own pace.

Forgive someone Carrying a grievance around? Drop that weight! Studies have found that forgiving someone can actually improve your health, cutting heart-attack risk, improving cholesterol levels, lowering blood pressure and reducing pain, anxiety and stress.




Schedule a spa session Maybe there’s a treatment you’ve been dying to try—microdermabrasion or a flotation wrap, perhaps. Or book something classic such as a massage you know will make you feel great.


Haunted by the fact that you’ve never read Little Women? (Or maybe it’s Treasure Island.) Make time today to tackle that first chapter—and ease stress by not giving yourself a deadline. After all, literature is how folks used to keep occupied while waiting for Facebook to be invented.

Make a small change By switching a little habit like your


Tell someone how you really feel Don’t go overboard here, but honestly getting something off your chest feels great—and lowers stress. Whether it’s confessing your affection to a longtime crush or simply telling the school volunteer coordinator you really don’t have time to help set up the class book fair this year, just say it. You’ll set yourself free.

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10 pounds or quitting smoking, without focusing on your motivation, it’s easy to give up once the going gets tough. But zoning in on why you want to lose the weight—for instance, to look good at a college reunion or to live a long life to really get to know your granddaughter—can get you to stick with the program.


Focus on your motivation If you set a goal, such as losing

Buy that thing you’ve always wanted Maybe it’s a convertible, a Louis Vuitton bag or the Snoopy Snow Cone Machine you longed for as a kid. If you can’t stop thinking about it, buy it. Life’s too short to be always pining for something, even if it isn’t strictly a necessity. (Too pricey? Start putting aside money that’s earmarked for this heart’s desire. You’ll have something to look forward to.)


Hire a personal trainer “When you hire a trainer, you get a personalized workout that is focused on exactly what you want to achieve,” says certified personal trainer Paul D’Adamo of Middletown-based D’Adamo Fitness. “You’ll also be held accountable. Going it alone can lead to not pushing yourself, not progressing, getting hurt or not going at all.”

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Mindfulness—intentionally focusing on the present moment without judgment—has been practiced for centuries to increase well-being. And research shows that mindfulness meditation can decrease stress and improve focus, memory and sleep.

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Reflexology is based on the idea that points on the feet correspond to the body’s organs and glands, and pressure applied to these areas can bring benefits. Reflexology can reduce pain, anxiety and depression, while increasing circulation and promoting relaxation, according to research studies.


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Have a glass of water Experts tell us it’s good to stay hydrated: Good old H2O’s myriad health benefits include calorie control, clearer skin, improved muscle function, less fatigue and enhanced digestion. And it’s a refreshing break from sugary sodas and costly coffees.


Write a letter Think about how good it feels when you get real mail instead of just junk or bills. Spread the love by sending a handwritten note to someone else. The recipient will appreciate that you took time out of your busy day to write a letter and that they’re worth the effort. And it will make you happy knowing that you made them happy.


“Journal” nightly A growing body of evidence supports the health benefits of “therapeutic journaling”—jotting down not just what happens, but also what you think and feel about it. Such writing helps you work through issues, gain perspective on your emotions and potentially brighten your mood.


Organize your photos Wish you could look back at a certain vacation pic or find that cute image of your toddler with mac ’n’ cheese all over her? If your pictures were clearly labeled and organized, it would be easier. Make this your year for taking these steps when downloading new photos to your computer: create folders, add keywords and tags, add locations via GPS or manually and take advantage of facerecognition software.


Edit your closet If you stare each morning at a bulging closet, yet can’t find anything to wear, it may be time for professional help. A “stylist” can help you decide what to keep, store, donate—or add. Getting objective feedback on your wardrobe will help you toss the pieces that no longer work for you. And you’ll wind up with go-to looks for work, date nights and weekends. Having an outfit plan saves time, reduces morning stress and increases your confidence.


Improve your posture Hunched over a desk all day? Make a conscious effort to sit up straight with your shoulders down and relaxed. Exercises such as Pilates and yoga that focus on core strength and body awareness can help, and a gym trainer

can direct you to the right muscles to strengthen.


Book medical appointments now It can take a long time to get an appointment with a doctor, so spend a few minutes now making appointments for the coming year. (For a refresher on what regular screenings you need, search online for “screening guidelines for adults.”)


Attend a religious service Frequent church or synagogue attendees have lower blood pressure than others, says a study published in the International Journal of Psychiatry in Medicine. Why? It could be that “people who attend services are exposed to sermons that provide guidance for healthy decision-making and coping with stress,” says Harold G. Koenig, M.D., of Duke University, one of the study authors. Group singing may also help cut stress, he says.


Fix that flaw A tiny red spot on the face? It could be broken capillaries easily repaired with a laser treatment by a dermatologist. Many cosmetic procedures are less expensive and invasive than you’d think. If a facial or skin flaw bugs you, check it out and decide if it’s worth corrective treatment. If so, make an appointment; if not, put away worries and move on.


Ask for better rates Sometimes speaking up can save you money. Ask your bank for a credit card interest rate reduction. Shop around for cheaper homeowner’s and car insurance. Call your cable or cellphone company and negotiate a better deal. You may qualify for an incentive rate or a discount you didn’t know about.


Put down the phone A study from the University of Derby in England warns of “smartphone addiction,” a new malady authors link with “higher scores of narcissism.” Try designating phone-free hours of each day, and don’t use your phone as an alarm clock, lest you be tempted to

jump on it the minute you awaken.


Sign up for a race Having that 5K or Tough Mudder race on the calendar is excellent motivation to get you working out—or working out harder than ever. Plus you may make new friends who’ll help keep you on track even after you cross the finish line.


Tip one back New research from Penn State University and Kailuan Hospital in China shows that moderate drinking may slow the decline of “good” high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol, which helps remove bad cholesterol from the arteries, reducing the risk of heart attack and stroke. Moderate drinking is defined as one-half to one drink a day for women; one to two drinks daily for men. (Note: We said “moderate”; teetotaling still beats abusing alcohol.)


Buy new pillows Your pillow is where your face spends one-third of its time, but you’d be surprised how quickly dirt, oils and dead skin cells build up there. Replace pillows at least every three years, and keep them clean in the meantime. Dry-clean down feather pillows; down-alternative pillows can be tossed in the washing machine.


Subscribe to a newspaper, magazine or website Dig deeper than the headlines by making a regular date with your favorite news source. You’ll be bristling with insights at the next cocktail party. (Often, signing up for a print publication gives you online access too.)

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that home improvement task off your list

Surely there’s a home project you’ve been dreading. Choose today to tackle it, or—no shame here!—call a handyman to make an appointment to get it done. How relieved you’ll feel!

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Pick up a coloring book Coloring books for adults are hot, with bookstores and Amazon offering dozens of options. Research has shown that coloring can reduce anxiety and increase mindfulness (see tip #18), so grab your colored pencils and get scribbling.


Consult a financial planner We all want to be able to retire comfortably someday, and advance planning is necessary. It’s important to meet with a financial advisor long before retirement to get the maximum benefit from your investments. But it’s never too late to begin a financial plan. If you get an early jump on investing, an advisor can guide you toward investments and an asset mix that are most likely to help you meet retirement goals, taking into consideration your personal risk tolerance. The advisor can also help you determine if you need to adjust current saving or spending habits.


Make a “joy jar” Write down the moments that bring you delight each day and slip them into a “joy jar”—use any jar with a lid, such as a mason jar or a washed-out spaghettisauce container. At month’s end, open your jar and enjoy the memories.


Organize one drawer It’s daunting to think about getting organized in general. Instead, pick one spot to sort right now—like the junk drawer. Or the linen closet, or the space under the bathroom sink. You’ll feel a sense of accomplishment.


Step outside Make an appointment with the great outdoors—this afternoon—for a bit of fresh air. Research in the Journal of Environmental Psychology shows that spending time in nature increases energy for 90 percent of us.


Do it yourself Assemble that bookcase, paint that bathroom or fix that broken bike. Doing things yourself actually makes you value the finished product more— researchers call this “the Ikea effect.”


Invent something The next Joy Mangano (inventor of the Miracle Mop) could be you! But even if you don’t think up a Shark Tank–winning idea, it’s still good to stir the creative juices. Start


small by coming up with a new smoothie recipe or a game your kids can play.


Don a special color Research on the psychology of color has shown that wearing certain hues can affect your mood. Orange lifts the spirits, blue inspires calm and green can make you more productive.


Please your nose Studies show that smells trigger more vivid emotional memories than images. Why not enjoy such nostalgia by wearing an old favorite perfume or buying a gingerbread-scented candle that smells like the cookies your mom used to make?

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No, really—it boosts brainpower! In a study of 1,000 people spanning 30 years, people who ate chocolate at least once a week did better on cognitive tasks than those who didn’t. The University of South Australia researchers believe nutrients called cocoa flavonoids increase blood flow to the brain.


Do something you’re scared of Go river tubing, give a talk before a community group or do your own taxes. Psychologists believe repeatedly exposing yourself to something you fear reduces the discomfort you feel each time.


Make your mornings easier Take 15 the night before work or school to prep your coffee, pack your lunch, pick out your clothes, etc. You’ve heard it all before but you’ve heard it all before for a reason. It really works!


Listen to a podcast Podcasts (downloadable audio series, basically radio programs you can tune into any time) have been around for more than 10 years, but many people still haven’t tried them. Liven up your commute by checking one out—there are podcasts on just about any topic. The easiest way is through an app on your smartphone. When you subscribe, the latest episode shows up on your device as soon as it’s released.


Buy a floral-print outfit Vacation prints are a big spring 2017 runway trend. Purchase that splashy floral frock or tropical-print shirt now so you’ll be ready to rock it when the weather warms.


Adopt a pet Bring home a cat or dog from your local shelter, and you’ll both benefit. Researchers from the American Psychological Association found that pet owners tend to be more extraverted and have greater self-esteem than those without furry friends.


Call that friend or family member You’ve been meaning to get in touch with that aunt in Iowa, or your old college roomie. Why not have an actual conversation—today? Your phone, after all, is many wonderful things—including a phone!


Learn something new Sign up for a cooking class, study a foreign language online or attend a computer session at your local library. You may discover a new hobby or boost your career by expanding your skill set—and your brain will benefit.

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brighter smile

Years of drinking coffee, tea, soda or red wine can discolor your teeth, as can tobacco and some medications. To restore a brighter white, ask your dentist about bleaching. A technique called GLO gives great results with minimal sensitivity using an LED light and heat in a closed mouthpiece to activate peroxide gel on the teeth. Faster than at-home bleaching kits, it usually takes just three 8-minute sessions in an office.

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To Cleanse or Not to Cleanse?

Two dietitians weigh in on the pros and cons of a juice fast.

These days, it’s not surprising to hear of Hollywood’s leading ladies doing dietary cleanses. To lose weight for a role, Beyoncé once completed a “master cleanse,” limiting herself to herbal laxative tea, salt water and a concoction of lemon juice, maple syrup and cayenne pepper. Salma Hayek co-founded a company called Cooler Cleanse, which offers an assortment of organic fruit and vegetable juices and nut milks. And Gwyneth Paltrow endorses several detox programs and cleanses on her site. So what is a cleanse? In short, it’s essentially a semi-fast, most often involving a juice-only menu. It typically lasts anywhere from 48 hours to 10 days or more, and enthusiasts insist it rids the body of toxins while causing the skin to glow and the pounds to melt away. But before you head to the grocery store to stock up on juicy supplies, proceed with caution. Far from a surefire health booster, a juice cleanse or detox can actually be harmful. Laura Allen, R.D., a clinical dietitian at Monmouth Medical Center notes some of the drawbacks of juicing. “Given the natural sugar content of fruits, juice cleanses can exceed recommended sugar intake and can provide excess calories,” she says. Those on a cleanse, Allen adds, often do not get essential fatty acids nor the required amount of daily protein. “With juice cleanses, you’re drinking a diuretic that usually includes laxatives,” adds Jacqueline Ehlert-Mercer, Ed.D., M.Ed., R.D., who has lectured at several New Jersey colleges and universities. “You’ll lose a lot of water and electrolytes while depriving your colon of good microbes and bacteria. That’s not a positive thing to do.” Because the weight you lose in a cleanse comes from fluids, “the pounds will likely


come right back when you’re off the fast and eating normally again. You can get trapped in a yo-yo diet,” she cautions. For a long-term weight loss or management plan, go the old-fashioned route—eat regularly but in moderation, limit salt and sugar, drink plenty of water and exercise daily, Ehlert-Mercer recommends. Those with medical conditions and histories, such as diabetes, should be cautious about starting a cleanse, Allen says.

Ehlert-Mercer, who has authored several studies on cleanses, also believes juice fasts are a good way to rid allergens from the body. Both dietitians recommend that everyone, whether starting a cleanse or not, seek advice from a physician to determine the best weight-loss or detox plans.

A time to juice People often begin a cleanse to kick off health-related New Year’s resolutions or to flush impurities from their bodies, says Allen. “Typically after the holidays or after an extended period of unhealthy eating, individuals will start a juice cleanse to detox their body or kick-start the habit of eating healthier or to promote weight loss.” The benefits come from the daily increase in vitamins found in fruits and vegetables—the main ingredients used for the juices. Taking in more “greens” will also flush sugars from the body and potentially lead to a path of better eating habits once the cleanse has ended. “The ideal cleanse,” according to EhlertMercer, “is one that increases intake of organic fruits and veggies and offers plenty of fiber and vitamins.” The founder of Ramapo College’s Havemeyer Edible Garden, Ehlert-Mercer notes that one of the keys to an effective detox plan is fiber, which helps remove waste and toxins from the body.

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DENTISTS 2017 TO HELP YOU FIND GREAT DENTAL CARE, MONMOUTH HEALTH & LIFE magazine commissioned Professional Research Services (PRS) of Troy, Michigan to conduct a peer-review survey of hundreds of practicing and active dentists across the county. Dentists were asked to choose which of their peers they consider the very best, across seven different practice areas – endodontics, general dentistry, oral and maxillofacial surgery, orthodontics, pediatric dentistry, periodontics and prosthodontics. All the final honorees were fact-checked with the State of New Jersey and the New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs License Verification System. The highest vote getters within each specialty who are in good standing with the state are included here in the first annual “Monmouth County’s Top Dentists” list. There are many other good dentists practicing in Monmouth County who may not be included on this list; we recommend that you consider “Monmouth County’s Top Dentists” and other resources before scheduling your next dental procedure.


ENDODONTICS GINNINE S. RIBOLOW Ginnie Ribolow, DDS 203 Hwy. 9, Ste. 2 Englishtown, NJ 07726 732.972.1900 FABIO G. APOLITO Advanced Endodontic Associates, PA 303 W. Main St. Freehold, NJ 07728 732.462.4606 ANTONETT M. THAI Advanced Endodontic Associates, PA 303 W. Main St. Freehold, NJ 07728 732.462.4606

RAJEEV GUPTA Shore Endodontics 2130 Hwy. 35 N. Building A, Unit 126 Sea Girt, NJ 08750 732.893.8600

GENERAL DENTISTRY WILLIAM MOSKOWITZ William Moskowitz, DDS, FAGD, LLC 1323 Hwy. 34 Aberdeen, NJ 07747 732.583.3373 THOMAS J. SNISCAK Smiles By The Sea 611 Main St. Belmar, NJ 07719 732.681.2225

LEONARD J. EISNER Leonard Eisner, DDS 4251 Hwy. 9, Ste. D Freehold, NJ 07728 732.577.1855

JERRY N. FALK Falk Family Dentistry 15 Carrs Tavern Rd. Clarksburg, NJ 08512 609.259.3250

MARK J. GELBAND Endodontic Associates, PA 200 Maple Ave. Red Bank, NJ 07701 732.741.1567

BRYAN A. SHUMAKER Beautiful Aesthetic Smiles 265 Hwy. 34, Ste. D Colts Neck, NJ 07722 732.431.0800

HERBERT N. GUTENTAG Endodontic Associates, PA 200 Maple Ave. Red Bank, NJ 07701 732.741.1567 ARTHUR L. BERGER Advanced Endodontic Associates, PA 79 Oak Hill Rd. Red Bank, NJ 07701 732.345.8090 IRA J. ZOHN Advanced Endodontic Associates, PA 79 Oak Hill Rd. Red Bank, NJ 07701 732.345.8090

VLADIMIR A. POTEPALOV Dental Star of New Jersey, PC 74 Hwy. 9 Englishtown, NJ 07726 732.972.7770 PATRICK J. MCDERMOTT McDermott Family Dentistry 114 W. Main St. Freehold, NJ 07728 732.462.1015 FRANK A. GIORDANO Freehold Dental Care 155 South St. Freehold, NJ 07728 732.462.2019 SNEHAL M. PATEL AB Family Dental Care 31 South St. Freehold, NJ 07728 732.308.1652

WARREN RUBENSTEIN Dr. Warren Rubenstein, DDS 4253 Hwy. 9 Freehold, NJ 07728 732.780.8800 DENNIS G. STERNBERG Dennis G. Sternberg, DDS 515 Iron Bridge Rd. Freehold, NJ 07728 732.431.3331 JAY A. MILLER Jay A. Miller, DDS 680 W. Main St. Freehold, NJ 07728 732.462.8770 JANET M. BELICH Dr. Torregrossa and Dr. Belich LLC 77-55 Schanack Rd., Ste. B-21 Freehold, NJ 07728 732.294.0606

LEONARD CIUFFREDA Remarkable Grins 215 Gordons Corner Rd., Ste. 2E Manalapan, NJ 07726 732.792.0605 RANDALL J. DAVIS Center for Advanced Dentistry 30 Plaza 9 Manalapan, NJ 07726 732.303.0900 WESLEY S. BLAKESLEE Advanced Dentistry of Wall, PA, Wesley Blakeslee, DMD 2517 Hwy. 35 Manasquan, NJ 08736 732.223.4466 MARK D. SHEKLIAN Squan Family Dentistry 54 Broad St. Manasquan, NJ 08736 732.722.5021

ROSANNA SANTINI Dental Health Center of Holmdel 146 Highway 34 S. Holmdel, NJ 07733 732.946.4244

MARVIN A. KAUFMAN Marvin Kaufman, DDS 94 N. Main St. Marlboro, NJ 07746 732.536.2020

PAMELA A. MORELLO Dr. Pamela Morello, DDS 2222 Hwy. 9 Howell, NJ 07731 732.308.0101

CHRISTOPHER ARMENTO Red Barn Dental 361 Kings Hwy. E. Middletown, NJ 07748 732.671.1110

BROOKE BARON Dental Health Associates, PA 5170 Hwy. 9 Howell, NJ 07731 732.367.8600

MARY BETH P. MCCABE McCabe Dentistry 8 Cherry Tree Farm Rd. Middletown, NJ 07748 732.957.8285

JULIA D. CINTRON Newman Springs Dental Care 539 Newman Springs Rd. Lincroft, NJ 07738 732.352.3903

KENNETH E. ZIER Dr. Kenneth Zier, DDS 23 Kilmer Dr., Ste. H Morganville, NJ 07751 732.972.1303

MITCHEL L. FRIEDMAN Newman Springs Dental Care 539 Newman Springs Rd. Lincroft, NJ 07738 732.352.3903

YANA NEMTSEVA Cambridge Square Dental 280 Route 9 N. Morganville, NJ 07751 732.972.6400

THOMAS J. DRISCOLL Red Bank Dental Associates 258 Broad St. Red Bank, NJ 07701 732.747.2597

PETER E. CIAMPI Spring Lake Dental Care 310 Morris Ave. Spring Lake, NJ 07762 732.449.5666

GREGORY G. MILLS Morganville Dental Group 505 Route 79 P.O. Box 190 Morganville, NJ 07751 732.591.1550

VINCENT J. MARGIOTTA Dr. Vincent Margiotta, DDS 29 Brighton Ave. Red Bank, NJ 07701 732.842.8460

MARK J. HANNAH Mark J.H. Hannah, DDS 200 Hwy. 71 Spring Lake Heights, NJ 07762 732.449.5050

PAUL A. PEDUTO Dr. Paul Peduto, DMD 302 River Rd. Red Bank, NJ 07701 732.842.2337

BRIAN D. RISTA Twenty First Century Dental 4001 Asbury Ave., Ste. 1 Tinton Falls, NJ 07753 732.922.1060

PAUL J. CONDELLO Paul J. Condello, DMD 1915 Route 35 Oakhurst, NJ 07755 732.531.4422 ROBERT M. SACKS Robert M. Sacks, DDS, PA 257 Monmouth Rd. Oakhurst, NJ 07755 732.531.0777

ASIM ZAIDI Chapel Hill Dental Arts 429 Hwy. 35 Red Bank, NJ 07701 732.345.8460

ROBERT LEITNER Cosmetic Dentistry of Ocean 3200 Sunset Ave. Ocean Twp., NJ 07712 732.988.7645

ROBERT KORWIN Advanced Dentistry 500 Hwy. 35, Ste. 562 Red Bank, NJ 07701 732.219.8900

LAURA BRANIGAN Laura Branigan, DMD, LLC 901 West Park Ave., Ste. C Ocean Twp., NJ 07712 732.749.9036

ROBERT M. BELOTT Robert M. Belott, DDS 800 The Plaza, Ste. 3 Sea Girt, NJ 08750 732.449.2312

MICHAEL J. SANTO Michael J. Santo, DDS 210 W. Front St., Ste. 201 Red Bank, NJ 07701 732.530.1003

MARY K. CARON-RUSSO Dentistry at Sea Girt 804 Hwy. 71 Sea Girt, NJ 08750 732.449.6564

MICHAEL J. BIXBY Michael Bixby Center for Advanced Dentistry 250 Maple Ave. Red Bank, NJ 07701 732.224.1160 DANA R. FALLON Dana Fallon Studio for Cosmetic Dentistry 250 Maple Ave. 2nd Floor Red Bank, NJ 07701 732.741.0022

JOHN P. LITTLE Dentistry at Sea Girt 804 Hwy. 71 Sea Girt, NJ 08750 732.449.6564 TIMOTHY MORIARTY Dentistry at Sea Girt 804 Hwy. 71 Sea Girt, NJ 08750 732.449.6564

ORAL & MAXILLOFACIAL SURGERY ROBERT W. DEATRICK Robert W. Deatrick Jr. DDS 603 Higgins Ave. Brielle, NJ 08730 732.528.5200 BRIAN S. KROST Center for Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 501 Iron Bridge Rd., Ste. 14 Freehold, NJ 07728 732.431.3400 MICHAEL A. STEINLE Center for Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 501 Iron Bridge Rd., Ste. 14 Freehold , NJ 07728 732.431.3400 MARC I. FELDMAN Central Jersey Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, PA 158 Main St. Matawan, NJ 07747 732.566.7648 JARED GELBAND Central Jersey Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, PA 158 Main St. Matawan, NJ 07747 732.566.7648

JOHN M. MCELROY Central Jersey Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, PA 158 Main St. Matawan, NJ 07747 732.566.7648 STUART H. MEYER Central Jersey Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, PA 158 Main St. Matawan, NJ 07747 732.566.7648 BRIAN PATERSON Central Jersey Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, PA 158 Main St. Matawan, NJ 07747 732.566.7648 LAURENCE D. SUSSMAN Central Jersey Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, PA 158 Main St. Matawan, NJ 07747 732.566.7648 JOSEPH F. MIELE Middletown Oral Surgery Associates 21 New Monmouth Rd. Middletown, NJ 07748 732.671.5822 JEFFREY C. ELBAUM Center for Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 1125 Hwy. 35 Ocean Twp., NJ 07712 732.531.8700 KAYVON HAGHIGHI Maxillofacial Surgery Center for Excellence 276 Broad St. Red Bank, NJ 07701 732.530.1110 JOHN FRATTELLONE Alliance Oral Surgery 79 Oak Hill Rd. Red Bank, NJ 07701 609.597.9600


SCOTT D. LURIE Scott D. Lurie, DMD 172 Summerhill Rd., Ste. 6, East Brunswick, NJ 08816 732.613.4522


DINO CALABRESE Coastal Oral Surgery 2130 Route 35, Ste. 112 Sea Girt, NJ 08750 732.974.0680 MANOLIS G. MANOLAKAKIS Advanced Facial Surgery 1131 Broad St., Ste. 109 Shrewsbury, NJ 07702 732.542.0755

ORTHODONTICS AMY HOCH Hoch Orthodontics 105 Reids Hill Rd. Aberdeen-Matawan, NJ 07747 732.566.7788 ANDREW HOCH Hoch Orthodontics 105 Reids Hill Rd. Aberdeen-Matawan, NJ 07747 732.566.7788 GERALD S. HOCH Hoch Orthodontics 105 Reids Hill Rd. Aberdeen-Matawan, NJ 07747 732.566.7788 BRAD J. ELKIN Brace Place 509 Stillwells Corner Rd. Freehold, NJ 07728 732.333.8714 GEORGE D. SARGISS Brace Place 509 Stillwells Corner Rd. Freehold, NJ 07728 732.333.8714 MICHAEL J. CHUNG Advanced Center for Orthodontics 535 Iron Bridge Rd., Ste. 9 Freehold , NJ 07728 732.308.0022

MARK J. SCHWITZ Mark J. Schwitz, DDS 4687 Hwy. 9 N. Howell, NJ 07731 732.994.6663

JAMES A. ISAACSON Isaacson Orthodontics 103 Parker Rd. West Long Branch, NJ 07764 732.870.8077

PATRICK T. CUOZZO Cuozzo Orthodontic Specialists 4 Swimming River Rd. Lincroft, NJ 07738 732.747.3466

RICHARD D. ISAACSON Isaacson Orthodontics 103 Parker Rd. West Long Branch, NJ 07764 732.870.8077

JOSHUA Z EPSTEIN Brace Place Orthodontics 800 Tennent Rd. Manalapan, NJ 07726 732.385.8410 MARTIN B. EPSTEIN Brace Place Orthodontics 800 Tennent Rd. Manalapan, NJ 07726 732.385.8410 JAMES C. ARNOLD SurfOrtho 28 Union Ave., Ste. 3 Manasquan, NJ 08736 732.223.4833 RAYMOND KIM Raymond Kim Orthodontics 251 Monmouth Rd. Oakhurst, NJ 07755 732.663.0770 KEVIN S. LANG Kevin Lang Orthodontics 1300 Route 35 Ocean Twp., NJ 07712 732.531.4700 WILLIAM L. WOOD Red Bank Ortho 130 Maple Ave., Ste. 2B Red Bank, NJ 07701 732.741.1355 PETER J. MAGOULAS Shrewsbury Orthodontics 167 Ave. at the Commons, Ste. 16 Shrewsbury, NJ 07702 732.544.9002

ROBERT J. ISAACSON Isaacson Orthodontics 103 Parker Rd. West Long Branch, NJ 07764 732.870.8077


SALLY M. GUERRASIO Atlantic Pediatric Dentistry, PC 200 White Rd., Ste. 113 Little Silver, NJ 07739 732.842.1155 MATT M. SAFARI Atlantic Pediatric Dentistry, PC 200 White Rd., Ste. 113 Little Silver, NJ 07739 732.842.1155 STEVEN P. STERN Steven P. Stern, DMD, PA 224 Taylors Mills Rd., Ste. 1 Manalapan, NJ 07726 732.409.0044

JOCELYN JEFFRIES-BRUNO Shore Children’s Dental Care 514 Garfield Ave. Avon by the Sea, NJ 07717 732.775.1492

ELIZABETH M. MERKLER Elizabeth M. Merkler, DMD 2640 Route 70, Ste. 2C Manasquan, NJ 08736 732.223.2919

FREDERIC PAPERTH Shore Children’s Dental Care 514 Garfield Ave. Avon by the Sea, NJ 07717 732.775.1492

MADELINE M. BADALATY Madeline M. Badalaty, DMD 105 Berkeley Ave. Ocean Twp., NJ 07712 732.774.7008

IRVIN B. SHERMAN Shore Children’s Dental Care 514 Garfield Ave. Avon by the Sea, NJ 07717 732.775.1492

WILLIAM H. LIEBERMAN Shore Pediatric Dental Group 152 Broad St. Red Bank, NJ 07701 732.842.5577

DANNY CHIANG My First Dentist 308 Route 9 N. Englishtown, NJ 07726 732.972.2990 NEAL HAMMER Dr. Neal Hammer and Associates 505 Stillwells Corner Rd., Unit C-1 Freehold, NJ 07728 732.780.3300 JAY FELSENSTEIN Kids Dental Kare 4521 Hwy. 9 Howell, NJ 00771 732.905.0808

KATE LIEBERMAN SIEGLER Shore Pediatric Dental Group 152 Broad St. Red Bank, NJ 07701 732.842.5577 JILL N. ALENIER Shore Pediatric Dental Group 152 Broad St. Red Bank, NJ 07701 732.842.5577

ROBERT A. HERSH The Center For Oral Health 507 Stillwells Corner Rd. Freehold, NJ 07728 732.462.8181 MITESH FALDU Mid-Atlantic Periodontics, PC 555 Iron Bridge Rd., Ste. 14 Freehold, NJ 07728 732.409.0090 BENJAMIN GREENSTEIN Dr. Greenstein, DDS 900 W. Main St. Freehold, NJ 07728 732.780.1450 GARY GREENSTEIN Dr. Greenstein, DDS 900 W. Main St. Freehold, NJ 07728 732.780.1450 WAYNE A. ALDREDGE Holmdel Periodontics & Implant Dentistry 999 Palmer Ave., Ste. 1 Holmdel, NJ 07733 732.739.7057

LESLIE-ANN FURIE Leslie-Ann Furie, DDS & Gary J. Penner, DDS, LLC 193 Route 9 S., Ste. 2C Manalapan, NJ 07726 732.409.2900 GARY J. PENNER Leslie-Ann Furie, DDS & Gary J Penner, DDS, LLC 193 Route 9 S., Ste. 2C Manalapan, NJ 07726 732.409.2900 JOHN R. KUKUCKA John R. Kukucka, DMD 2605 Route 35 Manasquan, NJ 08736 732.223.6000 ANDREW R. SAMUEL Advanced Periodontics 1300 Hwy. 35 Plaza 1, Ste. 203 Ocean Twp., NJ 07712 732.517.9800 ANTHONY M. DICESARE DiCesare & DiCesare 240 Half Mile Rd. Building 8, Ste. 101A Red Bank, NJ 07701 732.747.2888

DEBRA G. SALMAN Howell Dental Surgery Group, PA 100 Candlewood Commons Howell, NJ 07731 732.364.0400

JEFFREY S. GOLD Chapel Hill Dental Arts 429 Hwy. 35 Red Bank, NJ 07701 732.345.8460

MARC E. GORDON Marc E. Gordon, DMD 3508 Route 9 S. Howell, NJ 07731 732.364.2025

STEVEN F. EISEN Steven F. Eisen, DMD 2130 Hwy. 35, Ste. 121 Sea Girt, NJ 08750 732.449.1166

JEFFREY A. MILONE Lincroft Village Dental Care 9 Middletown Lincroft Rd. Lincroft, NJ 07738 732.842.5005

JEFFREY N. ZATZKIN Jeffrey N. Zatzkin DDS 620 Shrewsbury Ave., Ste. B Tinton Falls, NJ 07701 732.993.3680

PROSTHODONTICS JAMES M. COUREY Specialized Dentistry of New Jersey 224 Taylors Mills Rd., Ste. 110 Manalapan, NJ 07726 732.410.7101 JOSEPH ZAGAMI Specialized Dentistry of New Jersey 224 Taylors Mills Rd., Ste. 110 Manalapan, NJ 07726 732.410.7101 GAIL P. PETROSKY Gail P. Petrosky DMD, PC 225 Gordons Corner Rd., Ste. 2E Manalapan, NJ 07726 732.446.4600 VICTOR J. IRADI Victor J. Iradi, DMD 1903 Atlantic Ave. Manasquan, NJ 08736 732.528.9799 ANTHONY SALLUSTIO Anthony Sallustio DDS 1300 Allenhurst Ave. Ocean Twp., NJ 07712 732.531.4046 ERIC M. GORDON Advanced Dental Arts 225 Hwy. 35 N., Ste. 106 Red Bank, NJ 07701 732.741.7333




ASIM ZAIDI, D.M.D. DR. ASIM ZAIDI AND HIS TEAM at Chapel Hill Dental arts are dedicated to improving their patients’ confidence, smile and well-being. This is accomplished while maintaining attention to the patient’s level of comfort, anxiety and expectations. Dr. Zaidi started his full service practice 20 years ago. He is a member of the ADA, AACD and currently serves on the NJ Board of the AGD. Dr. Zaidi has received extensive training in the All on 4 Surgical and Restorative Technique, attended multiple workshops at the Spear Training Institute for continuing education and has been recognized as high level Gold Provider for Straumann Implants. The success of Chapel Hill Dental can be attributed in part to the highly qualified and experienced doctors who provide care in both the specialty and cosmetic dentistry areas. In order to maximize the opportunities of this unique combination of practitioners, Chapel Hill Dental maintains a full

service denture laboratory in the same building. This allows the dental team to treat many challenging cases on site eliminating the need for the patient having to go to multiple offices to complete their treatment. This serves as not just an incredible convenience for the patients but it also affords the seamless continuity of care with the cosmetic dentist and the associated specialists. With convenient access to the dental lab on the premises, denture patients experience a new level of service and precision. Procedures that can take months to do in a regular dental office can be started and completed in a fraction of the time here. Additionally, the proximity of the lab allows Dr. Zaidi and his team of surgical specialists to provide “Same Day Teeth” for those patients who require these services. Whether you are having one tooth replaced or a complex implant retained prosthetic, Chapel Hill Dental is where you will want to be treated. This amazing team of dentists has collectively amassed


Chapel Hill Dental Arts

429 State Rte. 35, Red Bank, NJ 07701 • 732.345.8460 • over 80 years’ experience in implant placement and restoration. Besides cosmetic and implant care, Dr. Zaidi’s office provides a complete array of general and family dentistry to address all your dental needs. The clinical team is comprised of dedicated professional Registered Dental Hygienists and Registered Dental Assistants. They maintain their NJ State licenses through continuing education courses in order to continually provide the highest quality of care possible for every patient in the practice. Dr. Zaidi is proud to say his team will provide the competent care you expect and make the investment in your dental treatment affordable. The business office team is always available to help guide patients through the process of planning necessary treatment, navigating the insurance plans and presenting several viable options for financing. Care Credit offers many no interest plans with monthly payments designed to fit any budget. Chapel Hill Dental has a “Smile Protection Plan” alternative for those

patients without dental insurance. This in house plan allows our patients to have access to dental care at incredibly affordable prices. Chapel Hill Dental’s explosive growth has been from its sizable referral base. Not only is the growth attributable to patient referrals but also from the sheer number of referrals that come from other general dentists and dental specialists in the area. Their awareness of the expanded capabilities of our practice and the laboratory availability makes us an ideal option for those types of complex cases. Perhaps the best indications that we found of this practitioner’s quality of care are the numerous testimonials from patients posted on the website regarding the wide range of dental services they received at Chapel Hill Dental. Bring your dental case, no matter how complex, to Monmouth Health & Life Magazine’s Top Dentist, Dr. Asim Zaidi.



Cuozzo Orthodontic Specialists

4 Swimming River Rd., Lincroft, NJ 07738 • 732.747.3466 •

HAVING JOINED HIS FATHER IN PRACTICE IN 1997, Dr. Cuozzo is proud to continue his family’s legacy of providing outstanding orthodontic services. He has received much recognition for his work, including the Timothy O. Heatwole Chair for Ethical Standards and Humanitarianism, a Certificate of Excellence from the Prosthodontic Honor Society and an award for Outstanding Achievement from the Academy of Operative Dentistry. Dr. Cuozzo and his staff know that creating a beautiful smile requires the latest in technology, both for diagnosis and treatment purposes. He operates two state-of-the-art offices, one in Lincroft and the other in Sea Girt. Because Dr. Cuozzo treats both adults and children, he offers convenient hours that allow for easier scheduling. Dr. Pat believes strongly in beginning treatment at the best appropriate time that will allow for excellent results in as short a time as possible. His office is one of few in New Jersey to offer

VATECH PaX-i3D Green CBCT technology. Because this system can perform a 3D scan of a tooth or the entire jaw, it gives a detailed analysis of the mouth while using only a low dose of radiation. This one technique provides extraordinary accuracy, crucial to any diagnosis. Cuozzo Orthodontic Specialists offer traditional, clear and lingual braces, as well as Invisalign® for adults and teens. Taking impressions before Invisalign® treatment can be challenging for some patients. Dr. Cuozzo uses digital technology to accomplish an accurate tooth impression. This technology works without messy molds that sometimes create discomfort for patients. Overall, it is considered to be less stressful than traditional impression methods. The entire staff at Cuozzo Orthodontic has a wealth of experience and has a reputation for professionalism, honesty and compassion when dealing with patients and family members.



Shore Children’s Dental Care

514 Garfield Ave., Avon by the Sea, NJ 07717 • 732.775.1492 • AFFORDABLE QUALITY CARE is what Dr. Sherman’s dental office has been known for since 2010.He opened his private practice in 1976 in East Brunswick and it quickly became one of the most respected dental practices in Middlesex County. After “retiring” to be closer to the beach, Dr. Sherman felt the need to open yet another practice, bringing his decades of experience to Monmouth County. Having already had a full career, Dr. Sherman has much about which to be proud. He has been Chief of Pediatric Dentistry at the Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital for more than 30 years. He has also been an Adjunct Assistant Professor in Pediatrics at the Rutgers Medical School and is Chief of Pediatric Dentistry at Jersey Shore University Medical Center. Shore Children’s Dental Care’s mission is to provide highquality, affordable dental care in a non-threatening environment. Staying committed to patient treatment first, with all else second, Dr. Sherman and his staff have managed to fulfill their mission.

Children receive comprehensive services while experiencing as little fear as possible. Shore Children’s Dental staff includes four other pediatric dentists, Dr. Jocelyn Jeffries-Bruno, Dr. Britni Kearns, Dr. Jason Tesoriero and Dr. Frederic Paperth. All came to the practice with stellar educational backgrounds and extensive hands-on training. Like Dr. Sherman, they are dedicated to delivering outstanding dental care to their young patients, and know that doing so in a comfortable environment leads to a more successful treatment experience. The staff knows that it is also important for the waiting parent to be well-treated also and the modern waiting room is another example of the attention given to patients and their families, as is the existence of a second location in Manasquan. Most insurance is accepted. Cutting-edge equipment, including the digital scanner and Biolase Laser, contributes to the overall feeling of excellence in the dental office.



Spring Lake Dental Care

310 Morris Ave., Spring Lake, NJ 07762 • 732.449.5666 • FOR 26 YEARS, DR. PETER CIAMPI has been providing the best in dental care to a very loyal, diverse group of patients. The head of Spring Lake Dental Care, Dr. Ciampi not only offers complete routine oral care. Dr. Ciampi and his team of Board certified specialists provide Dental Implant Placements, Periodontal Services and Surgery, Root Canals and all phases of dentistry all in one facility. He has received many accolades for his work in Restorative Dentistry, which includes Dental implants and Bridges and Porcelain Crowns. Perhaps the most dramatic of Dr. Ciampi’s services, is his reputation for the practice of Cosmetic Dentistry, which includes the use of Invisalign®, Porcelain Veneers, Dental Bonding and Dr. Ciampi’s unique Smile Design. Dr. Ciampi works with his team to create a personal plan to improve or correct a patient’s smile. Smile makeovers begin with an examination to confirm good overall oral health. At that point, patient and doctor work

together to arrive at a goal that may include the desire to treat uneven or missing teeth, cracks, chips and discoloration. Before treatment begins, the patient has the opportunity to see a preview of his or her new smile, using the office’s state-of-theart computer imaging technology. Dr. Ciampi is not satisfied with just providing excellent dental care in New Jersey. He and his team, grateful for their own good fortune, believe strongly in “giving back” to others. Dr. Ciampi has done this globally. Recently, on an eco-tourism trip, he donated much-needed dental supplies to a school in the Dominican Republic. Dr. Ciampi also participates in an annual volunteer mission with Remote Area Medical. During his most recent volunteer trip, Dr. Ciampi was part of a group of dentists that provided free dental treatment to more than 800 patients. This is certainly proof that Dr. Ciampi wants the best for his patients.



Beautiful Aesthetic Smiles

265 Hwy. 34, Ste. D, Colts Neck, NJ 07722 • 732.431.0800 • FOR 35 YEARS, Dr. Bryan Shumaker has been providing personal dental care in Colts Neck, to patients of all ages. His success comes largely from his belief in a “health-centered” model of treatment, encouraging patients to address dental problems in their early stages. This often results in better results and a less expensive cost in the long run. Dr. Shumaker’s office reflects a relaxed approach to treatment, from the physical surroundings to the caring attitude of his staff. He frequently receives referrals from patients, many of whom have been with him for decades. Dr. Shumaker performs procedures including Porcelain Crowns and Veneers, in addition to routine oral care. Knowing that patients’ smiles affect their self-confidence, Dr. Shumaker dedicates much of his time to re-creating smiles and is known for his esthetic excellence. With an ever-increasing interest in continuing education, Dr. Shumaker is well ahead with his level of advanced training, including participation in courses at Louisiana State University and the Eubank Teaching Institute, both of which attract leaders in dentistry from around the country.


Dentistry at Sea Girt

804 Hwy. 71, Sea Girt, NJ 08750 • 732.449.6564 •

IN ITS FIFTH DECADE, Dentistry at Sea Girt continues to be a familyoriented dental office offering all phases of dental care, from the routine to complex, and including cosmetic dentistry. Started in 1973, the practice now consists of Dr. John P. Little, Dr. John L. Little, Dr. Mary Russo, Dr. Timothy Moriarty and Dr. Rosemary DeFreitas. The office has been in its current location since 2003 and provides dental care for children and adults. The office is dedicated to helping their patients experience dental treatment without fear, so that they will be motivated to continue care for a lifetime. The office believes strongly in patient education and is very active in this area, providing community education to 30 area pre-schools. In addition to daytime hours, the office is open three nights each week in order to better accommodate patients and their families. Most major insurance is accepted. The office goal is to make sure patients have no reason to go anywhere else for dental care.



1 Industrial Way West, Bldg. C, Eatontown, NJ 07724 • 732.389.3400 3508 US 9, Unit 200, Howell, NJ 07731 • 732.364.2025 • DR. GORDON IS PROUD to be chosen by his peers for this honor. “We have gained a reputation for providing the highest quality, expert care in periodontics and implant dentistry. Our patients are important and are treated with the utmost respect and compassion. We honor the trust placed in our office by always striving to achieve the best results and maximizing the patient’s quality of life.” By consistently updating his knowledge in the field of gum treatment and dental implant therapy, Dr. Gordon is able to use advanced techniques to address the most complex of dental issues. From gum grafting, crown lengthening, and periodontal disease resolution to esthetic implant therapy, Dr. Gordon and his professional, dedicated team work on your behalf to bring about the optimum end-result. Dr. Gordon has been in practice for more than 25 years and brings these years of experience to bear in his office. Not only is Dr. Gordon in private practice with offices in Eatontown and Howell, but is also section Chief of Periodontics for the dental residency program at Monmouth Medical.


257 Monmouth Rd., Oakhurst, NJ 07755 • 732.531.0777 •

VOTED 8 TIMES a New Jersey Monthly Top Dentist, Dr. Robert Sacks has been practicing dentistry for four decades, concentrating on cosmetic and restorative treatments. With an eye for aesthetics, Dr. Sacks was head of Cosmetic Dentistry at Monmouth Medical for 30 years. In addition to many local families, his patients include health care professionals, other dentists, and prominent celebrities. Porcelain inlays, crowns, and veneers, are just a few examples of the dentistry that has given Dr. Sacks his stellar reputation. Restorative options also include dental Implants and Bridges. He has had great success with “Teeth in a Day,” to the delight of those patients who have had the procedure. Believing in the power of a smile, Dr. Sacks uses his exemplary skills, honed from extensive experience, to design natural-looking, believable smiles. His mission statement encompasses high standards of quality, patient education, and providing a comfortable environment. Dr. Sacks is confident that his attention to detail insures his patients a positive experience.


361 Kings Hwy. E., Middletown, NJ 07748 • 732.671.1110 • FOR DR. ARMENTO, dentistry is a family affair. His father is an orthodontist and his two brothers general dentists. Dr. Armento made his dental home at Red Barn Dental, a unique office located in Middletown NJ, where he practices alongside his wife, Lisa Indelicato. They have renovated the office to maintain its rustic charm while incorporating modern technology. Dr. Armento focuses on comprehensive oral health care and educates patients, hoping to prevent problems before they occur. Dr. Armento serves as the assistant director for Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital’s general practice residency program. Working part-time at a Trauma 1 hospital provides Dr. Armento with advanced education and exposure to complex cases. It keeps him and his office current with advances in medical science. Dr. Chris attributes his success to his great listening skills. He involves patients in their care and presents them with options that best suit their needs. He treats every patient as if they were part of his own family. In addition to being a NJ Monthly Top Dentist, Dr. Armento was recognized in “Incisal Edge’s 40 under 40.”


172 Summerhill Rd., Ste. 6, East Brunswick, NJ 08816 • 732.613.4522 • Formerly at 4002 Rte. 9 South, Morganville, NJ 07751 TREATING PATIENTS COMPREHENSIVELY, with respect and compassion, is what Dr. Scott Lurie is known for. For almost 25 years, he has maintained his reputation as a meticulous family dentist, skilled at providing the highest quality dental care. Dr. Lurie’s practice includes both adults and children. Many of his patients have been coming to him for more than twenty years, before they had children of their own. They continue to see Dr. Lurie, as do their adult children. Dr. Lurie hopes to be their family dentist for a lifetime. Whether you are looking for a routine dental cleaning or you desire complex cosmetic treatment such as implants, crowns, invisalign or veneers, Dr. Lurie has the skill and years of expertise to meet your every need. His goal is to provide patients with a smile that will look beautiful and last a lifetime. At Dr. Lurie’s office you will experience the most modern equipment and techniques dentistry has to offer, such as digital x-rays, magnification glasses, and metal-free fillings and crowns. Dr. Lurie offers convenient early morning, late evening, and Saturday appointments.





Shrewsbury Orthodontics

167 Ave. at the Commons, Ste. 16, Shrewsbury, NJ 07702 • 732.544.9002 • FOR MORE THAN 21 YEARS, Dr. Magoulas has been providing excellent orthodontic care to children and adults. With a highly personal approach, he educates his patients and enjoys motivating them to contribute to the success of their own treatment. At Shrewsbury Orthodontics, you are truly #1. Advancements in slim-line clear braces and the use of slim-line removable aligners for less severe cases have brought many adult patients into Shrewsbury Orthodontics. Dr. Magoulas utilizes his wire bending skills to adjust removable spring aligners, achieving efficient dental movements for a lower cost than other techniques. Dr. Magoulas spends much of his time aligning teeth and jaws for children. As with adults, children can also enjoy slim-line braces for more advanced cases and removable aligners for less advanced cases. Dr. Magoulas takes pride in watching his patients of all ages admire their beautiful smiles. Patients are fond of Dr. Magoulas, not only because of their new smiles after treatment. According to patient testimonials, Dr. Magoulas and his staff are dedicated to making every patient feel comfortable throughout the whole process of treatment.


Studio For Cosmetic Dentistry

The Wikoff Building, 250 Maple Ave., Red Bank, NJ 07701 • 732.741.0022 • TREATING THE WHOLE PATIENT is the foundation of Dr. Fallon’s practice. Dr. Fallon is committed to helping patients understand the relationship between oral health and whole body health, and how it can positively impact life. At the same time, Dr. Fallon understands that aesthetics play a large role in how patients feel. He has a keen eye for natural beauty and art and is sought after for his smile designs. This combination allows him to deliver the healthiest options and aesthetic benefits for his patients. Dr. Fallon offers solutions including porcelain crowns, veneers, tooth-colored fillings and mercury free dentistry. With his experience as an educator, he routinely receives referrals from fellow dentists and specialists. Dr. Fallon understands that patient comfort is paramount; therefore, he is proud to offer a relaxing, non-traditional space, immediately putting patients at ease. He invites you to come by for a cleaning and get your hands dipped in paraffin while listening to one of his popular playlists. Dr. Fallon will provide a dental experience unlike any other.


Advanced Periodontics And Dental Implants 1300 Hwy. 35, Plaza 1, Ocean, NJ 07712 732.517.9800 •

THERE IS NO SUBSTITUTE FOR EXPERIENCE and Dr. Wes Blakeslee has plenty. He began his career by serving in the Navy Dental Corps. In 1980, he was selected as dentist for the Blue Angels Precision Flying Team. The greatest honor of his career was to care for former POW’s from the Vietnam War. Practicing dentistry for 37 years, Dr. Blakeslee has developed an adult following. He is one of just 16 dentists in NJ to be certified by the American Board of Implant Dentistry. He serves on the Advisory Board for Oral Cancer Cause whose mission is public education for the prevention of oral cancer. At Dr. Blakeslee’s office, patients and staff are regarded as family.

DR. SAMUEL IS ONE OF FEW area periodontists certified to offer the LANAP® procedure, a laser alternative to traditional gum surgery for treatment of periodontal disease. He specializes in computer-guided dental implant placement, periodontal surgery and regenerative/ reconstructive procedures to save teeth, enhance smiles, and improve overall health and function. He uses minimally-invasive tissue grafting to help re-grow bone and lost gum tissue. Dr. Samuel and his staff are consistently described as warm, compassionate professionals devoted to ensuring patients’ comfort and satisfaction. An experienced dental educator, he is a two-time winner of Monmouth Medical Center’s Attending Dental Staff Specialist Teacher of the Year Award.


Atlantic Pediatric Dentistry 200 White Rd., Ste. 113, Little Silver, NJ 07739 732.842.1155 • DRS. MATT SAFARI AND SALLY GUERRASIO’S gentle, calming manner achieves excellent results with shy, fearful and special needs dental patients. Children will always find a positive dental environment at Atlantic Pediatric Dentistry where an “open door” policy with parents fosters a tremendous opportunity to create great dental patients. Dr. Safari is consistently chosen by peers and patients to receive awards for his exceptional pediatric dentistry. He is an attending at Monmouth Medical Center and a board member of New Jersey Dental Lifeline. Dr. Guerrasio, a board certified pediatric dentist and Diplomate of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, trained at UMDNJ. Visit Atlantic Pediatric Dentistry’s compassionate staff to see how they can meet your child’s needs.


Cambridge Square Dental 280 Rte. 9 N., Morganville, NJ 07751 732.972.6400 • EVERYONE DESERVES A BEAUTIFUL SMILE at Cambridge Square Dental. Your health and comfort is our top priority. Our entire team is dedicated to listening and serving you with the personalized, trusted care that you deserve. Dr. Yana Nemtseva listens to your specific needs and responds to what works best for you. Our office is equipped with the latest technologically advanced systems—all while in a calm, modern-fashioned setting. Our children’s playroom has a Disney-like charm the kids cannot get enough of. We welcome you to our practice and look forward to building a lifelong relationship as your family’s dental provider.



Advanced Dentistry Of Wall, PA 2517 Hwy. 35, Manasquan, NJ 08736 732.223.4466 •




Twenty First Century Dental

539 Newman Springs Rd., Lincroft, NJ 07738 732.741.6444 •

4001 Asbury Ave., Ste. 1, Tinton Falls, NJ 07753 • 732.922.1060 2701 Bridge Ave., Point Pleasant, NJ 08742 • 732.701.3540

DELIVERING EXCELLENCE with a caring attitude, Drs. Friedman and Cintron have earned an impressive reputation, built largely by word-of-mouth. Dr. Friedman has been practicing dentistry for 3 decades and achieved his Mastership in the Academy of General Dentistry in 2010. He is committed to continued education and regularly attends courses, in excess of the hours required by the NJ State Board of Dentistry. Dr. Cintron, a graduate of UMDNJ-Dental School, joined the practice in 2012 and is working towards an Implantology Fellowship at NYU. Both doctors practice sedation dentistry and are active volunteers in their community including their 10th annual Dentistry From The Heart event.

FOR OVER 25 YEARS, Dr. Brian Rista has maintained a dental practice that provides patients with high quality, comprehensive, and affordable dental care. Dr. Rista, his partner Dr. Marco Bongarzone, and a very experienced and dedicated staff’s main goal is to educate patients to make good informed decisions about their oral health and treatment options. The practice strives to develop long-lasting relationships with patients through a compassionate and caring approach. Both doctors are graduates of Rutgers University School of Dental Medicine. The practice emphasizes preventative, restorative, implant and cosmetic dentistry. Dr. Rista is also Invisalign certified.

Newman Springs Dental Care




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Freekeh On

Move over, quinoa—freekeh is quietly staging a takeover.

Tired of quinoa and want to shake up your meal plan? Then give freekeh a go. This ancient whole grain (pronounced free-kah) has long been a staple of Middle Eastern and Northern African diets but only recently began gaining popularity in the United States. Freekeh comes from durum wheat that’s harvested when it’s young and green and then fire-roasted. After the charred outer shell is rubbed off, the grain in the middle, which retains a subtle smoky, nutty flavor, can be boiled and used in dishes in place of rice, farro, barley, millet and other grains.

POWER UP Compared with superfood power-player quinoa, freekeh comes out on top with less fat (1 gram in ½ cup cooked compared to 2 grams in the same amount of quinoa), and more protein (6 grams vs. 4 grams) and fiber (4 grams vs. 3 grams). At only 130 calories per serving, it’s a better choice than rice or pasta for those hoping to lose weight. It’s also rich in magnesium, which helps with energy levels and digestion; iron, which oxygenates red blood cells; lutein, which promotes eye health; calcium, which benefits the bones; and vitamin B6, which boosts the immune system. Plus, freekeh ranks low on

the glycemic index, making it a smart choice for those who have diabetes or are at risk of the disease.

Buy/Store/Serve The grain is sold already removed from its shell and looks similar to barley or wheatberry. To prepare it, simply cook it as you would any other grain. Bring 2½ cups of water per 1 cup of dried freekeh to a boil. Lower the heat and allow it to simmer until the water is absorbed, and then fluff and allow to cool. You can also soak freekeh in water overnight and heat it up the next day. It’s available both cracked and whole—the cracked variety cooks in about half the time as the whole, similar to rolled oats vs. steel-cut oats. Once cooked, use the grain in salads, in soups, as a pilaf, or on its own as a side dish, served with meat or fish.

DID YOU KNOW? Freekeh is also called farik, which comes from the Arabic word for “to rub,” referring to how it is prepared. According to some sources, the grain was discovered two millennia ago after a Middle Eastern wheat field was set on fire during an ambush. When villagers recovered the young grains from the field, they discovered the center had not been destroyed and was still edible. —Liz Donovan

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Calories: 238 per serving

Ingredients FOR THE CHICKPEAS n  1 cup beet juice n 1 Tbs. balsamic vinegar n 1 14-oz. can of chickpeas,

drained, rinsed and dried n Salt and pepper

FOR THE SOUP ½ small leek, finely chopped 1 garlic clove, chopped 1 celery rib, coarsely chopped 1 large zucchini (approximately 9 oz.), coarsely chopped n ½ Tbs. olive oil n 2¼ cups vegetable or chicken stock n 3 sun-dried tomatoes n 3½ oz. fresh white crabmeat n Few sprigs of parsley or tarragon, finely chopped n Squeeze of lemon juice n 12 oz. watercress n 1½ cups unsweetened soy milk

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Directions To make the chickpeas, place the beet juice and balsamic vinegar in a small saucepan and bring to a boil. Simmer for 20 to 25 minutes, until the liquid has reduced to about ¼ cup and has a thick syrupy consistency. Preheat the oven to 400°F. Place the chickpeas in a small baking pan and pour over half of the syrup, mixing well. Season and roast for 10 minutes. Remove from the oven, pour over the remaining syrup and roast for another 10 to 15 minutes, keeping an eye to make sure the syrup does not burn. When ready, set aside. Sauté the leek, garlic, celery and zucchini in the olive oil and 1 tablespoon of water for about 5 to 8 minutes. Add a splash more water if necessary. Pour in the stock, then the sun-dried tomatoes. Bring to a boil and simmer for 15 minutes. Mix the crabmeat with the chopped parsley or tarragon, and then season with salt, pepper and a squeeze of lemon juice. Refrigerate until needed. Removed the sun-dried tomatoes then add the watercress and soy milk. Simmer for a couple of minutes to soften. Blend until smooth and season to taste. Serve, topped with a spoonful of crabmeat and a scattering of chickpeas.

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carrot, coconut and ginger with cilantro sambal

Yield: 4 servings Calories: 227 per serving

Ingredients n 1¼ cups fresh coconut, grated n ½ tsp. cumin seeds n ½ tsp. coriander seeds n 2 shallots, diced n 1 garlic clove, coarsely chopped n 5 Tbs. ginger, peeled and grated n ½ tsp. chile flakes n ½ Tbs. coconut oil n 1½ lbs. carrots n 3 cups vegetable or chicken stock

Directions If using a whole coconut, prepare it by piercing the three eyes with a skewer, and drain out the liquid. Then, wrap it in a towel, place on a hard surface, such as the floor (or take it outside), and give it a firm blow with a hammer to crack it open. Use a spoon to gently lift the flesh away from the harder exterior and remove the brown skin using a potato peeler if desired.


Add the carrots, fresh coconut and stock. Bring to a boil and simmer for 30 to 35 minutes until the carrots are soft.

n 2 cups cilantro, coarsely

chopped n 1½ /3 cup grated fresh coconut n 1 Tbs. ginger, peeled and

grated n 1 small green chile, seeded

and coarsely chopped n Juice of 1 lime n Salt and pepper

Toast the cumin and coriander seeds in a small frying pan for about 2 minutes, then grind in a mortar and pestle. Sauté the shallots, garlic, ginger, chile flakes and ground spices in the coconut oil and 1 tablespoon of water for about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add a splash of water if the mixture sticks to the pan.

To make the sambal, place the cilantro, grated coconut, ginger and chile into a mini food processor and pulse to a coarse, dry paste. Stir in the lime juice and season to taste. When the soup is ready, blend until smooth, season and serve topped with the sambal.

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superfood chowder

Yield: 4 servings

Ingredients n 1 ½/3 cup black quinoa n Pinch of salt n 1½ cups unsweetened soy milk n 9 oz. smoked haddock n 1 bay leaf n 1 onion, peeled and halved n 6 peppercorns n 1 medium leek, finely sliced n 1 garlic clove, chopped n ½ Tbs. olive oil n 1 fresh corn on the cob n 3 cups vegetable stock n 5½ oz. spinach, finely shredded n 3 Tbs. chives, finely chopped

Calories: 241 per serving

Directions Place the quinoa in a strainer and rinse under cold water. Transfer to a small saucepan, cover with 2½3 cup water, add a pinch of salt, bring to a boil and cook with the lid on for 10 minutes. Remove from the heat and leave undisturbed for 5 minutes so that the grains absorb any remaining water. Return to the strainer and run under cold water again to cool completely. Set aside until needed. Place the soy milk in a medium saucepan with the smoked haddock, bay leaf, onion halves and peppercorns. Slowly bring to a boil and simmer for 3 minutes. Remove from the heat and let stand, covered, for 5 minutes. Strain and set the cooking broth aside. Clean the saucepan and return to the heat. Sauté the leek and garlic in the oil and 1 tablespoon of water over low heat for about 5 minutes, until soft and translucent. Stand the corn upright and slide the blade of a sharp knife along the length of the cob, removing the kernels as you do so. Add these to the saucepan, along with the reserved cooking broth and the vegetable stock. Add the cob for added flavor. Bring to a boil, immediately reduce to a simmer, and cook for 7 to 10 minutes. When ready, remove the cob and used a slotted spoon to skim any foam that has formed on the surface. Add the cooked quinoa, along with the spinach and fish. Bring to just below boiling point, season to taste, garnish with some chopped chives and serve immediately.

Reprinted with permission from Skinny Soups by Kathryn Brouton © 2017 Kyle Books, and photographs © Laura Edwards. No images may be used, in print or electronically, without written consent from the publisher.

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negroni Ingredients n 1 oz. London dry gin n 1 oz. Campari n 1 oz. Italian vermouth n Orange twist and cherry, for garnish

DIRECTIONS Pour the gin, vermouth and Campari into a chilled old-fashioned glass over ice; stir. Garnish with orange twist and cherry.


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asbury festhalle & biergarten German cuisine and bar, 527 Lake Ave., 732.997.8767 Frank’s Deli & Restaurant Family-friendly restaurant, deli-style and classic American food, 1406 Main St., 732.775.6682 LAngoSTA LOUNGE Vacation-inspired cuisine from tapas to sushi, 1000 Ocean Ave., 732.455.3275 MOONSTRUCK American/Italian/Mediterranean cuisine and cock tail lounge, 517 Lake Ave., 732.988.0123 Talula’s Artisanal dishes with local flavors featuring freshly baked goods and handcrafted pizza, 550 Cookman Ave., Ste. #108, 732.455.3003 GREEN MEADOWS RESTAURANT

TWISTED TREE CAFÉ Vegetarian-friendly food featuring organic desserts, 609 Cookman Ave., 732.775.2633


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COPPER CANYON RESTAURANT Tex-Mex fare with tequila-tasting specials, 51 First Ave., 732.291.8444

neil michael’s steakhouse American steak house with raw bar, 1104 Route 36, 732.217.3626

On the Deck American fare with a focus on seafood, 10 Simon Lake Dr., 732.872.1424



CLEMENTINE’S Cajun-creole cuisine in a casual dining setting, 306 Main St., 732.988.7979 Seed to Sprout Vegan restaurant with juice and smoothie bar, 410 Main St., 732.774.7333


BAR ANTICIPATION Pub food and live entertainment, 703–5 16th Ave., 732.681.7422 Brandl Eclectic American cuisine featuring seafood dishes, 703 Belmar Plz., 732.280.7501

TURNING POINT Quaint brunch eater y, 2132 Route 35 South, 732.615.9000


DREW’S BAYSHORE BISTRO Cajun-influenced American fare, BYO, 25 Church St., 732.739.9219


COLTS NECK INN STEAK & chop HOUSE Elegant steak house, 6 Route 537 West, 732.462.0383 GREEN MEADOWS RESTAURANT Continental cuisine, 270 Route 34 South, 732.431.8755


kitch organic Earthy restaurant ser ving an organic menu with vegan and gluten-free options, 75 Leighton Ave., 732.471.5400

ROONEY’S OCEANFRONT RESTAURANT Fine seafood eater y with a raw bar, 100 Ocean Ave. North, 732.963.0057 TUZZIO’S Italian steak and seafood dishes, 224 Westwood Ave., 732.222.9614


PEKING PAVILION Upscale Chinese cuisine in a modern setting, 110 Route 33 West, 732.308.9700

Via 45 Rustic Italian eatery, 45 Broad St., 732.450.9945


Angelica’s Elegant Italian cuisine, 1070 Ocean Ave., 732.842.2800

YUMI Neo-Asian cuisine and sushi, 1120 Ocean Ave., 732.212.0881

Evan’s restaurant Diner fare and greek specialties, 8 Cliffwood Ave., 732.566.9122

RAVEN & THE PEACH International fare featuring seafood and steak, 740 River Rd., 732.747.4666

Siam Smiles Authentic Thai cuisine, 1016 Route 34 South, 732.566.3651

Seed to Sprout Vegan restaurant with juice and smoothie bar, 560 A River Rd., 732.268.7533


CROWN PALACE Fine Chinese cuisine featuring dim sum, 1283 Route 35 South, 732.615.9888

AMERICAN HOTEL American Bistro with a late-night tapas menu, 18-20 E. Main St., 732.431.3220

NEELAM EXOTIC INDIAN CUISINE Authentic Indian fare, 1178 Route 35 South, 732.671.8900

Federici’s Authentic Italian fare featuring thin-crust pizza, 14 E. Main St., 732.462.1312

RIGOLETTO TRATTORIA Italian fare with seasonal menus, 418 Route 35, 732.842.2277

METROPOLITAN CAFÉ American cuisine with a Pacific Rim flair and sushi bar, 8 E. Main St., 732.780.9400


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Nicholas New American cuisine, 160 Route 35 South, 732.345.9977

Tommy’s tavern + tap Rustic, industrial-style restaurant, 1030 Ocean Ave., 732.842.5044

RUFFINO’S Casual Italian fare, 178 Route 35, 732.542.0110


Molly pitcher inn Contemporary American cuisine with Navesink River views, 88 Riverside Ave., 732.747.2500

Rosalita’s Roadside Cantina Traditional Mexican cuisine, 180 Route 9 North, 732.617.0099

apella greek taverna Elegant Greek cuisine, 78 Route 35, 848.208.2663


b2 bistro + bar Bistro-style cuisine, 141 Shrewsbur y Ave., 732.268.8555


ASAHI JAPANESE STEAK HOUSE Classic Japanese fare including hibachi grill and sushi, 99 Taylor Ave., 732.223.2669



DUBLIN HOUSE RESTAURANT & PUB Irish pub food and brews, 30 Monmouth St., 732.747.6699

avenue Fine French dining, 23 Ocean Ave., 732.759.2900


PICCOLA ITALIA Classic Italian cuisine with Mediterranean flavors, 837 W. Park Ave., 732.493.3090

PALUMBO’S Casual Italian dining and pizzeria, 24 Ayers Ln., 732.842.5505


vIC’S Authentic Italian cuisine and thin-crust pizza, 60 Main St., 732.774.8225

ILLIANO’S Family-friendly, casual Italian dining, 933 W. Park Ave., 732.493.2003

DANNY’S STEAKHOUSE Steak and seafood fare, plus sushi, 11 Bridge Ave., 732.741.6900

LA DOLCE VITA Upscale Italian seafood cuisine on the water front, 400 Ocean Ave., 732.749.3177

UVA Fine Mediterranean and Italian fare, 800 Main St., 732.775.0906


LITTLE SZECHUAN RESTAURANT Traditional Chinese cuisine, 485 Prospect Ave., 732.842.3823

2nd Floor Restaurant Metropolitan-inspired cuisine, 71A Brighton Ave., 732.443.7399

citricos Mediterranean cuisine in a casually elegant atmosphere, 812 Main St., 732.988.6565

PETE & ELDA’S Casual Italian fare featuring pizza, 93 Summit Ave., 732.774.6010

BRENNEN’S STEAKHOUSE Classic American steak house, 62 W. Sylvania Ave., 732.774.5040

SEA Girt

Your fresh kitchen Healthy, casual fare. 2204 Route 35 North, 732.769.8133


AMERICANA DINER Classic diner fare, 1160 Route 35 South, 732.542.1658 POP’S GARAGE Sustainable Mexican cocina, 520 Broad St., Route 35, 732.530.7677


BLACK TRUMPET AT THE GRAND VICTORIAN HOTEL Contemporar y American fare with seaside dining, 1505 Ocean Ave., 732.449.4700 WHISPERS Classic American cuisine with Italian influences, BYO, 200 Monmouth Ave., 732.974.9755


Mossuto’s market & Cafe Authentic Italian cuisine, 2029 Route 35 South, 732.449.8058

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Sample a wide variety of fine wines in Spring Lake, Feb. 24–25.

Get your Irish on at the St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Belmar, March 5.

Sing along with Dr. Seuss’ most popular characters in Spring Lake, Feb. 17–March 4.


In the spirit of Valentine’s Day, show some love for the animals at the All Fur Love Animal Rescue at the annual ALL FUR LOVE VALENTINE’S DINNER & GIFT AUCTION at the DoubleTree Hotel in Eatontown, 6–10 p.m. The fundraiser includes a buffet dinner, cash bar, gift auction and music. Tickets: $50. Find more info at

FEB 9 Hurry before the clock strikes

midnight! The State Ballet Theatre of Russia presents CINDERELLA at the Count Basie Theatre in Red Bank. Don’t miss this full-scale production of this enchanting fairytale story. Curtains open at 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $30–$60. Get yours at

Manasquan First Aid Squad. The event culminates with a post-race party at Leggett’s, which includes a free buffet. Registration: $35 in advance, $38 the day of the race. Register now at jerseyrunner

FEB 24 Monmouth University presents

SWEET HONEY IN THE ROCK at the Pollak Theatre in West Long Branch at 8 p.m. The Grammy Award-winning female African-American a cappella group possesses a stunning vocal prowess that captures the complex sounds of multiple genres. Tickets: $40–$60. Purchase yours at

Dr. Seuss’ mostloved characters come together for the fun-filled performance of SEuSSICAL at the Spring Lake Community House in Spring Lake. Children from ages 3 to 103 will enjoy the life lessons they learn from Horton the Elephant and his friends in this charming musical. Tickets: $22–$30. For showtimes head to

FEB 24–25 Red, white or rosé? You can try them all during the JERSEY SHORE WINE WEEKEND at The Breakers Hotel in Spring Lake presented by the Jersey Shore Restaurant Week. The festivities include wine dinners, tastings, a raffle and more. Ticket prices vary based on packages and events. Find the special events calendar and package details at

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temperatures to rise before hitting the beach this year. The annual MIDWINTER BEACH RUN returns to Manasquan’s shores, kicking off at 11 a.m. at First and Whiting avenues. The race then winds through the streets of Manasquan—with a quarter-mile leg on the beach—and finishes at Leggett’s Sand Bar. Proceeds will benefit the

SILVERBALL WINTER GALA FOR AUTISM at the Silverball Museum Arcade in Asbury Park, 7–11 p.m. Play more than 200 classic pinball and arcade games, win prizes, participate in a silent auction and enjoy a grand buffet and seafood bar. Proceeds benefit Autism New Jersey. Tickets: $75. Visit for more information.

MARch 5 A fixture for more than

40 years, the BELMAR/LAKE COMO ST. PATRICK’S DAY PARADE celebrates Irish culture in a spectacle that draws thousands of people. The parade kicks off at 12:30 p.m. at the corner of North Avenue and Monroe Boulevard in Belmar. Admission: FREE. Find more info at

MARch 11 New York City’s longest-running exhibition of awardwinning short films, ASBURY SHORTS NEW YORK, is coming to the Algonquin Arts Theatre in Manasquan. Beginning at 8 p.m., the program features the best in comedy, drama and animation by combining classic shorts with new international festival winners. Tickets: $13. Visit for additional information. MARch 12 Sample the fine cuisine of popular local Belmar restaurants such as 10th Ave. Burrito Co., Beach Haus Brewery, JB Couture Cupcakes, Mr. Shrimp Seafood, Jersey Shore BBQ and many more at the ninth-annual BELMAR RESTAURANT TOUR. The tasting takes place from 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tickets: $30 in advance, $35 the day of the event. Get the details at Send event listings to: Monmouth Health & Life, 110 Summit Ave., Montvale, NJ 07645; or email us at Listings must be received two months before the event and must include a phone number or website that will be published.

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gatherings power of pink LUNCHEON Monmouth Medical Center Guggenheim Library at Monmouth University, West Long Branch, The Women’s Council for the Leon Hess Cancer Center at Monmouth Medical Center held the 21st annual Power of Pink Luncheon. More than 450 men and women attended the fundraising event.

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FASHION SHOW FUNDRAISER Monmouth Medical Center Shadowbrook at Shrewsbury, Long Branch, More than 250 guests enjoyed the Celebration of Life Fashion Show, which raised more than $50,000 for the Cancer Support Community at Monmouth Medical Center and Monmouth Medical Center, Southern Campus. Seventeen cancer survivors modeled clothing provided by Macy’s.

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Little Silver, Weekend Today in New York’s “Produce Pete” Napolitano visited the local market to sign more than 100 copies of his most recent book, Produce Pete’s Farmacopeia. The event also featured an apple pie baking contest.

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The Mental Health Association of Monmouth County


Taka, Asbury Park, The advocacy group hosted its annual fall celebration, themed “Metamorphosis, a Transformation.” Guests feasted on an Asian-fusion buffet and enjoyed a sake tasting, live entertainment and an origami experience presented by NYC-based Taro’s Origami Studio.

Atlantic Highlands Yacht Club Atlantic Highlands, The AHYC hosted an art show and sale featuring a variety of works from local artists. Attendees enjoyed light hors d’oeuvres, a cash bar and a silent auction in addition to the show. Proceeds from the silent auction benefited 180 Turning Lives Around and the Atlantic Highlands Sailing Education Program.

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