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7:45 a.m. – 2 p.m. LaSells Stewart Center, OSU Campus Featuring keynote speaker Catharine H. Powers, MS, RD, break-out sessions, vendors, drawings, healthy lunch and so much more

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Taking Care of You. We’re proud to have more than 40 WOMEN practicing at The Corvallis Clinic. Not just in OB/GYN, but also in specialties such as Gastroenterology, Urology, Neurology, Oncology, Orthopedics, and Pediatrics, as well as Internal and Family Medicine.

Hit the trail with our women’s health specialists at our annual WALK WITH THE DOC series. Walk with the Doc happens every Wednesday, June 6 – Aug. 29 (except July 4) from 7:30 – 8:30 a.m., meet at the Oak Creek Drive entrance to Bald Hill Path. Each time you participate you are entered to win a pair of walking shoes.

Take care of yourself by attending PUTTIN’ ON THE PINK EDUCATION DAY, Wednesday, Oct. 10 at Oregon State University’s LaSells Stewart Center from 7:45 a.m. to 2 p.m. or Corvallis Public Library from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Learn about healthy eating from national speaker Catharine Powers, discover the best practice for self-breast exams, and the power of acupuncture. Start or end the day with yoga. The free evening will feature keynote speaker, Catharine Powers. Light refreshments served. Save the date for the most heartfelt and impactful gala event of the year, PUTTIN’ ON THE PINK STYLE SHOW, on Saturday, Oct. 13. For more information on Puttin’ on the Pink Education Day and Style Show, visit www.puttinonthepink.com.

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Growing up is hard. When a child has a mental health challenge, it can be even harder. School often becomes a place of struggle rather than an environment of learning. Get the help your child needs with Trillium’s Day Program. Trillium offers hope to families when they don’t know where else to turn. our day Program equips children and their families with the right tools to treat conditions and create new environments that enable children to realize their full potential in school, home, and community settings. www.trilliumfamily.org

There is hoPe. Day ProGram services • Children attend the Day Program from 8:45a - 2:45p. • Each child receives mental health treatment by Trillium

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• The program’s top priority is to stabilize behavioral and mental health challenges, so each child can transition safely and successfully back into their homes, schools, and communities.

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GROWING TREND

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DAY TRIPPER

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HOME FOCUS

Food not lawns! - it’s the battle cry of the new suburbanites taking charge of their fresh food supply. Everyone’s doing it!

Silver Falls, Oregon’s largest state park.

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A Corvallis couple remodels a boring box and ends up with “Just What the Doctor Ordered.”

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Love to Live Here Mike on Health

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In the Garden 22

Late Summer Beauties

Health & Wellness 29 30 30 31 31

Summer Makeup Doctors Without Borders Auction How Healthy Are Your Employees? Puttin’ on the Pink Don’t Miss a Word!

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Eating Well in the Valley 33 34 36 38 40 41

A Few of My Favorite Things Dining Guide The Beer Prof. Keep Your Berries Fresh Gluten Free Doc Visits the Valley Count Yourself Fit

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Growing Trend Lawns, so last century.

It seems like everywhere you look valley residents are removing lawn and replacing it with edibles. A delicious trend that is just beginning to take root!

Sustainability defined, in one photo!

It’s estimated that Americans spend between seven and twenty billion dollars a year on residential lawn care. The figures seem to vary wildly depending on who is delivering them, and which area of the country they reference. There has also been speculation that turf grass helps lower greenhouse gasses by absorbing Co2, and that turf grass creates a cooling effect. That may be true, to some extent. Of course we then are forced to choose either an unkept, lawn that looks like we’ve long ago lost the race to “keep up with the Jonses” or spend countless hours edging, mowing, weeding, airating, feeding, and whatever else happens to make some lawns look like glorius waves of green, suburban heaven. It’s always been a mystery to me. The question is, what happens to the possible benefits of turf grass when power equipment and fertilizers are introduced? Nothing good, is my guess. Not to mention watering. It’s a lot of water, even here in the Willamette Valley, where we have an automatic watering system that turns on every fall and runs almost continuously through what most of us, for some reason, think should be spring. Watering is therapeutic, given the hypnotic state one enters watching the water float through the air on it’s way back to the earth. Of course we’re snapped back to reality when the bill arrives from the city outlining all the water we’ve lovingly sprayed all over the place - wait, what?

Carolyn Heggen: “Block Party!”

True Believers

The new trend of replacing lawn with food is often compared to “victory gardens” -- the home gardens planted by those doing their part to achieve victory in WWII.

Much cheerier then boring grass!

But can it really help? Well, get this - from Wikipedia: The US Department of Agriculture estimates that more than 20 million victory gardens were planted. Fruit and vegetables harvested in these home and community plots was estimated to be 9-10 million tons, an amount equal to all commercial production of fresh vegetables.

Not bad for a bunch of plain old folks. In March of 2009, Scaling up! First Lady Michelle Obama planted a “Kitchen Garden” on the White House lawn to raise awareness of fresh food. Of course, it wasn’t exactly Michelle herself out there tilling and digging, she is after all, the First Lady. But we get the idea, applaude her efforts. The last garden at the White House Recycling the recycling bin - sweet. and was planted by Eleanor Roosevelt! It’s about time. So it seems, the perfect lawn is no longer the status symbol of the “burbs” it’s perfect peas!

For more: sustainablecorvallis.org (click the food action team link) www.suburbanpermaculture.org Table Grapes Anyone? foodnotlawns.com

Tomatoes, apples, kiwis, and more!

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Get Your Style On, Shop Downtown Corvallis WOMEN’S CLOTHING AND ACCESSORIES PRAIRIE UNDERGROUND EILEEN FISHER AG JEANS MICHAEL STARS 3 DOTS EMU AUSTRALIA HOBO INTERNATIONAL FIG CUSTOM JEWELRY LIZ GRANT DESIGNS

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Love to Live Here Annette Sievert

Two roosters are at least one too many. When you are regularly woken up at 4am by two guys competing with each other you start to think about a solution. The same applies if you have a little pond and 12 ducks. Ducks are messy. This pond is actually a big fiberglass tub and the water needs to be renewed, with 12 ducks, every 4 days. And then there are 4 Hens who are sitting on eggs – a LOT of eggs… So it is time to thin the “inventory” out. Some people will shriek now but we do not consider our poultry pets, they are farm animals. They live a great life, roam free in a huge enclosure, safe from marauding enemies with sharp teeth and an appetite for easy prey. They can dust bathe, the ducks can swim, there is plenty of good food, sun and shade and a cozy shelter. So when it’s their time they were so much better off than their colleagues at Tyson… (hope I don’t get sued for that…) In the beginning I tried to butcher chicken myself. Armed with “Basic Country Skills” (very useful book if you are into small scale farming and home steading) I did everything they asked me to but the experience is less than enjoyable and takes a lot of time, a good I am not particularly rich of. So we found Rainshadow el Rancho in Scio, where a couple raises Buffalos and does poultry processing . The service is worth every penny, Joe Schueller knows what he is doing and he has knowledgeable and friendly staff. So now a good amount of chicken and ducks are filling the freezer and right on time the first chick hatched today, right away being let out by his “gluck’ gluck’ gluck”-ing mother, although the little one needed help back into the coop and for a few minutes ran around desperately crying for his Mom until I picked him up and put him back into the coop.

Many more chicks are hatching soon and so we start again, self- sustaining and organic. It is quiet right now with the roosters gone but the new generation is only waiting to find their voices which in the beginning is always cute. In the meantime our older son traveled for the first time - alone - to Europe. It started with an invitation from his godmother to join her for a vacation on an island in the North Atlantic, Sylt. Then I remembered that another old friend and her family are vacationing every year at the Baltic Sea, only about 2.5 hrs from Sylt, and she has children the exact same age. We always wanted our children to meet so I called her in London, where she lives and asked whether she would be ok if he visited during their stay. Well, it ended with an invitation to join them in London, stay a week and then drive with them to the Baltic Sea from where his godmother picked him up to go to Sylt. How much luck can a 13 yr old have?? He shopped his little heart out in London, saw the sights, had great fun with the boys and girls of the family, windsurfed at the Baltic Sea and is now enjoying 78 degree perfect weather on Sylt and it’s fabulous beach life. His German has gotten so much better and he will come back a changed man. It is a bit strange when a child is gone for a prolonged period for the first time but that is the way it goes and loving means to be able to let go. My older boy is starting to leave the nest and I am sure in latest two years his younger brother will follow suit but I am at peace with it – because regardless where the boys are going from here my husband and I are truly at home here in Corvallis and... love to live here.

And the two male ducks left over from last year that were already thinking they were chicken, and tried to hook up with the girls with the beaks, still have a few duck ladies from this spring who start to like them so those needs are taken care of as well.

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Mike on Health Mike Waters

The healthy Power of Doing Good

How volunteering can help you as well as others   For 100’s of years. Before the industrial age,  we’ve always stepped up to help our neighbors and people in need.  Whether it’s been helping a friend, neighbor, or belonging to a organized volunteer group.  We’ve been there to help others.  The altruistic side of us that helps make us “whole”  has been a powerful part of our communities and countries fabric. But for years health researchers have looked at the biological implications of why we volunteer, and perhaps why we keep doing it.   It “Feels” good to give of oneself   The father of stress,  Dr. Hans Selye  studied peoples immune systems, their hormone levels, in bad and good situations.  In his research going clear back to the 30’s, he found that people who gave of themselves to others, had a good overall sense of contribution, a sense of purpose, and had healthy immune systems. He called this way of behaving “altruistic egoism”. In his first book, “The Stress of Life”  and when consulting with patients, he would write and talk about advocating this way of life. Giving to others he saw helped people find peace of mind, and calmed their immune systems down.   This was the beginning of understanding that volunteering was helping the helper keep their own stress rates down.  And how it was giving them their own sense of wellbeing.   The biological research is compelling   In health and disease, medical researchers called epidemiologists study large populations of people and look at lifestyle factors that contribute to being ill or being healthy. In several long, ongoing studies it clearly shows that people who volunteer (overall) have less risk factors for heart disease,  and even some cancers.  In these studies, and several isolated studies in this area, the big difference in being healthy or having some risk factors ( high blood pressure, cholesterol, cortisol levels) has to with being SOCIAL.   

People who are socially integrated tend to be healthier. People who volunteer in small or larger situations tend be healthier in their later years and have a better quality of life.   A new world of PNI (psycho-neuro-immunology) and the altruistic ego: This new area of understanding how the brain is connected to the body through the immune system helps health researchers clearly understand why volunteering give us this “helpers high.” Our thoughts, emotions emote positive or negative hormones. When we are giving, and connected to others our brains send happy messages that flood our system with “happy hormones” ( oxytocin, dopamine, and serotonin). When we’re alone, isolated.  We live without purpose, meaning, contribution, the illness hormones ( cortisol,  norepinephrine, too much insulin) increase and create major chronic illnesses. Thoughts and feelings trigger these neurotransmitters. This is what Selye learned 60 years ago. When we “feel” like we’re contributing, living a life with purpose, we have a more balanced healthier immune system.    Is volunteering and its health benefits “dosage related?”   Is volunteering like other healthy pursuits where we have a daily, weekly recommendation or suggested dose?   Researchers have looked at this from an healthy aging perspective. There doesn’t seem to one recommended amount of time, or days per week. In fact the good news is it doesn’t seem to be too late to start volunteering even if you’re 70+ years of age.     If you’re already experiencing these good healthy feelings from volunteering I don’t have to motivate you to keep it up.  If you haven’t been, and want to get reconnect, and reengage with community again, then let’s get started.   It maybe just what you, as well as the people you serve, need.    

Mike Waters is the Director of Health Promotion for Timberhill Athletic Club in Corvallis OR email him at timberhill.mike@comcast.net or call 541-207-4368 for any comments, feedback, or ideas on helping our communities to be healthier. Follow Mike’s tweets at TACyourHealth@twitter.com or check the Facebook page, just search for “TAC Your Health” Visit the new web site at: tacyourhealth.weebly.com

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Corvallis residents Dr.’s Peter & Ruth Tsai and Son Abe, were in the market for a special place to call their own.

Just What the Doctor Ordered

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The Tsai’s fell in love with a quiet, wooded and secluded acreage. However, they did not fall in love with the house on that acreage. The house was a simple 2 story box that didn’t take advantage of views, light, or the outdoor experience of the property. In collaboration with the Tsai’s and WL Construction, we were able to turn the nondescript box of a house into a personal expression that reflects the easy lifestyle of the owners and relates directly to the landscape. The existing house had a layout that didn’t suit the new owners. Outdoor areas didn’t align with indoor functions. We therefore flipped the location of the garage, kitchen, dining room, and bedrooms. Now the kitchen / great room has direct access to an expansive lawn and deck for summer entertaining. The bedroom areas now have the quiet views of the forest and creek. We also worked with the owners to try to remodel the house to fit their lifestyle. Cooking is central to the family, so the kitchen became the focal point of the house. They also desired cozy, intimate spaces, within large, open expanses, so the great room has a breakfast nook and room for creating intimate spaces. The key with the look of the exterior comes from simple design principles of balance, central focus, and hierarchy of the main exterior elements. Creating a tall, central entry gives the front elevation a central focus for the viewer. Lower elements, such as the garage and front bedroom give a balance to the front entry and help in creating a hierarchy of the basic shapes that make up the facade. These are basic principles that help in creating a cohesive and pleasing design. Lori Stephens, Broadleaf Architecture

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After: Wow!

Before: Not Cool

One of the most memorable moments of the Tsai’s project for me came when we were pricing the first serious run-through on the cost estimates. I sat down with Pete and Ruth in a rental house where they “felt like they were in a fish bowl”, and handed them the estimate for their project. They both gulped and the next day they said that this was more money than they wanted to spend, and they wanted to see what drastic steps could be done to shrink the project to something more within their original budget. They admitted that it was easy to get caught up in what looked good on paper, but they didn’t need something as complex as what they had ended up with. Pete and Ruth met again with Lori Stephens and myself and we did some brainstorming. In one week Lori completely altered the plan and came up with a more pleasing aesthetic, that we could construct more within the framework of their budget, and we were off and running. My experience in most construction projects is that once an economic impasse is reached, most people don’t want to give up what it is that they’ve spent a lot of time fantasizing about. It’s always a challenge to strike compromises that shrink budgets and alter designs, but in this case we all embraced the challenge and ended up with a strikingly beautiful result. Warren Lisser, WL Construction

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In The Garden | With Brenda Powell

Late Summer Beauties

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his is my favorite time of year. The sunlight is warm and golden, the sun’s rays seeming to fall to earth in a different direction. The colors of sky, mountains and field change. Grass and grain matures and adds a sandy tone to the landscape. We begin to harvest succulent, red, mouthwatering tomatoes and green beans and zucchini.

I love to sit on the patio enjoying the evening. Everything seems more relaxed. Each year, my husband and I eagerly await the blooming of the Black-eyed Susans (Rudbeckia) that grow in our backyard. I complain about them migrating, but I wouldn’t give up that burst of fresh color they provide.

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It’s wonderful to have a few of those late summer beauties that come into their full glory as so many flowers are finished or windmajeed.badizadegan@ ing down. A few of my favorites that grow in my yard are perennial countryfinancial.com Hibiscus (also known as Marsh Mallow), with its huge flowers and Japanese Anemones, another migrating plant with white or pink flowers. Asters push their purple daisy-like flowers through the Maiden Grass that is beginning to open its plumes. In another corner, Autumn Joy Sedum open their large heads of salmon pink flowers, attracting numerous busy bees. The Pee Gee Hydrangea ‘Little Lime’ is putting on a quite a show with its creamy flowers. Hardy

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Silver Falls State Park’s most touted feature, and for good reason, is the ten waterfall trail called, very fittingly, Trail of Ten Falls. An 8.7 mile trail upon which visitors can take in the scenic beauty of the park. Four of the ten falls have trails that

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Today’s Park: The area was never designated a National Park, but is today a State Park, and what a state park it is! With so much in the park it’s hard to pick a favorite feature. From the beautiful waterfalls to the conference center to the events that take place year-round. There’s really something for everyone. There is everything from humble tent campsites, to yurts, to cabins to electrical hookups for RV’s and even a lodge for large groups. Silver Falls really boasts some fantastic features.

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Health & Wellness Permanent Makeup -Tips

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Looking cool and beautiful can be a trick when summer heat begins to climb and your makeup threatens to slide down your face. These summer makeup tips will help you maintain your fabulous look even when the temperature soars:

• Use a lightweight oil-free primer under foundation to help base and blush last longer. You only need a pea-sized drop for your whole face.

• Instead of powder blushes, try a sheer cream, liquid or gel blush. Powders cake in the heat and humidity, but gels and creams soak into skin.

• Draw attention to eyes and lips with bright summer colors like peachy oranges and pale rosy pinks.

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because they don’t know how to select a good artist. Similar to finding a surgeon, this is not a service you want to bargain shop for. You will want to have a consultation to see actual client photos and learn everything you need to make an informed choice. Today, many professional permanent cosmetic specialists are members of the world’s leading, not-for-profit society devoted to this field, the Society of Permanent Cosmetic Professionals (SPCP). This organization sets standards of practice for its members, which assures the public of the highest levels of professionalism. With that assurance you can look good all summer long and beyond with the ultimate minimalist makeup!

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How healthy are your employees… really? I am a local mosaic artist from Toledo, Oregon, and am participating for the second year in the Doctors Without Borders mosaic art online auction. Last year, we proudly raised over $20,000 


Toledo Artist Featured in Mosaic Art Auction to Benefit Doctors Without Borders The creative talents of local artist Berta Sergeant of SolaLuna Studios from Toledo, Oregon joins an international group of mosaic artists whose works will be available for bid in the September ‘Beyond Borders: mosaic auction’ benefit for Doctors Without Borders / Médecins Sans Frontières at the online auction website: www.BiddingForGood.com/DWB-MSF.

Nadine Grzeskowiak As our healthcare system is in the midst of reform and insurance premiums are rising, companies are looking for new and innovative ways to incorporate health and wellness into the workplace to mitigate these healthcare issues and begin truly taking care of their company’s most valuable resource- the employees. Many employees are living far below their healthy potential. Some are putting up with chronic aliments and others are living with an incorrect diagnosis, becoming sicker by the day and taking more and more medications each year. Our current culture worldwide is seeing an increase in obesity, diabetes, heart disease, strokes, autism, Alzheimer’s, all autoimmune diseases, and much more. Recent reports indicate that one-third of Americans are obese and one in five children are affected by obesity. Are these medical catastrophes preventable? We would argue yes!

Known in the U.S. as Doctors Without Borders (DWB) and worldwide as Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), DWB/MSF is an international medical humanitarian organization that provides aid in nearly 70 countries to people whose survival is threatened, providing medical aid to those most in need. Mosaic is an ancient art form that involves laying out tesserae (individual pieces), such as glass, stone and pebbles, as well as more contemporary materials such as mirror, crockery and fused glass (among many other items) into an image or pattern, ranging from abstract to representational. Used for centuries as floor and wall ornamentation, and for iconic symbols in many religions, mosaic has seen a resurgence beginning in the last century, continuing with architectural uses and gaining acceptance in the world of Fine Art. Berta Sergeant recently received a grant and completed an intensive workshop with Italian Mosaic Maestro, Giulio Menossi, covering the ancient Venetian method. She now adds fine traditional mosaic art to her already accomplished contemporary works. Berta’s mosaic art is shown and sold at SolaLuna Studios, 147 N. Main St., Toledo, OR. This auction collection of 133 mosaic “Days End” artworks from artists representing 14 countries is an example of the diverse creativity in this again-burgeoning art form. Some artists use classic materials that date back to the origins of mosaic, while others take full advantage of the limitless tesserae choices available today. This is the second all-mosaic auction to be held for DWB/MSF. The first, held in April of 2011, included a collection of 127 artworks that generated more than $20,000 for the benefit. Event Organizer Lin Schorr of Lin Schorr Mixed Media Mosaics (www.LinSchorr.com) is again curating the event with assistance from the Northville Art House, a non-profit art gallery in Northville, MI. ‘Beyond Borders: mosaic auction’ will open online, Saturday, September 1, at 9am EDT and will close Friday, September 21, at 9pm EDT at www.BiddingForGood.com/DWB-MSF.

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On a very basic, genetic level – we know what makes us healthy; good food, plenty of sleep, exercise and fulfilling relationships. What we need to be asking is ‘How do we recognize the good stuff that keeps us healthy. How do we also recognize the food, medications, stressors, and other habits that make us sick’? When do we usually make changes? When it is too late – Instead of focusing on sick care we need to be striving for preventative care. We talk about the sustainability of our earth and environment but we need to talk about sustainability on a micro level: sustainability of our bodies. What does this mean? Taking care of our bodies now so that we have a healthy and fulfilling future. Americans need to stop looking for fast fixes and instead find sustainable long-term solutions. In our experience this includes total lifestyle changes and simple solutions that are maintainable. With the typical American spending on average 47 hours a week at work there is no better place to start taking care of our future than the workplace. Incorporating a health and wellness program into an organization will not only have a direct influence on the bottom line, it has the potential to change lives. Teaching employees and organizations about preventative care and sustainability allows for monumental changes. RN on Call works with all types and sizes of businesses to help: • Lower insurance premiums • Reduce sick time • increase employee’s health and sustainability • increase productivity • Reduce injuries • Increase morale RN on Call creates programs that are unique as they focus on specific dietary and fitness changes including a gluten free lifestyle, eating whole foods, and incorporating natural weight-bearing exercises. We work with businesses to create individualized workshops that fit each company’s specific needs. Contact RN on Call today at: 541-602-1065 or visit the web site at:

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THE CORVALLIS CLINIC FOUNDATION ANNOUNCES “PINK DAY” TO PROMOTE CANCER-FREE LIVING. A healthy diet can help you lead a cancer-free life, and experts that can show you exactly how to create that diet are among the featured guests at the 2012 Puttin’ on the Pink Education Day. The day-long seminar, presented by The Corvallis Clinic Foundation, takes place Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2012 at Oregon State University’s LaSells Stewart Center from 7:45 a.m. to 2 p.m. and at the Corvallis Public Library from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Both events are free, but registration is strongly encouraged for the daytime sessions. During the day, attendees can learn about healthy eating for cancer prevention from national speaker Catharine Powers, MS, RD, LD. Classes and exhibits also will cover such topics as the best practice for self-breast exams and the power of acupuncture. The day begins and ends with yoga provided by Live Well Studio, and a healthy lunch will be provided. The free evening at the library will feature keynote speaker Powers, with light refreshments served. Inspired by a passion for making healthy foods taste good and good foods healthy, Powers spent nearly 15 years at the world’s most prominent culinary education facility, The Culinary Institute of America. She was instrumental in developing the institute’s cuttingedge nutrition program, including the award-winning St. Andrew’s Café. This program not only sparked national interest in culinary nutrition but also serves as model for culinary schools across the country. A schedule of classes and registration information is available online at www.puttinonthepink.com or by calling 541-758-2747. Education Day is sponsored in partnership with The Corvallis Clinic Foundation, WISH (Women Investing in Samaritan Health), The LaSells Stewart Center and through a generous grant from the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Oregon and SW Washington. On Oct. 13, The Corvallis Clinic Foundation’s premier gala, Puttin’ on the Pink Style Show, will be held at CH2M-Hill Alumni Center. Puttin’ on the Pink recognizes the grace and beauty of cancer survivors modeling the latest fashions. The survivors take the stage escorted by a person who was key to their survival. Hors d’oeuvres, wine, desserts and amazing stories about the brave survivors will all be part of the evening gala. Proceeds from this event support The Corvallis Clinic Foundation’s Project H.E.R. Project H.E.R. provides awareness, education and support for all women, from the time of a breast cancer diagnosis through survivorship. Support teams consist of a nurse navigator, a clinical social worker, self-breast exam specialists and many volunteers who are breast cancer survivors. Project H.E.R. has served approximately 1,745 newly diagnosed local women with breast cancer. Oregon has the fifth-highest incidence of breast cancer in the country. On average, 51 women are diagnosed each week in Oregon. About The Corvallis Clinic Foundation The Corvallis Clinic Foundation is a non-profit organization whose mission is to provide resources in the mid-Willamette Valley that support health education, preventive health care, and the delivery of health care to indigent populations.

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Peter Lee & Grandaughter Sierra (can she be any cuter?)

Don’t Miss a Word! Peter Lee

As a grandparent I am aware how hard it is to understand the soft little voices with imperfect pronunciation. As we age those little words become even more difficult to understand. Many of the maladies that befall us as we age also contribute to hearing changes. These can include a decreased ability to understand words. It can also include a brain that doesn’t process things as quickly which can be exacerbated by some of the medications that we may need to take. A hearing exam can measure how well we understand speech in both a quiet and noisy environment as well as the decibel level required for us to perceive sound. A hearing exam is painless and can often be a real benefit in explaining why we are having more difficulty understanding the little voices that are so precious to us. A change in our hearing should not be ignored, especially if it happens suddenly. It can be something as simple as wax blocking the ear canal or something more serious that needs urgent attention. If it is determined that your hearing loss can’t be helped by any other means, a hearing system designed to meet your lifestyle and hearing level can be worn on a trial basis in your home before purchasing it. The new digital hearing systems can include wireless capabilities that allow us to connect to our cell phones, TV’s and other remote devices. If you do decide to try hearing aids look around until you find someone you are comfortable working with. Your hearing health professional will be someone you will need to develop a relationship with as hearing aids require service and adjustments from time to time. I have been fitting hearing aids since 1978 in the Mid-Willamette Valley area and make house-calls for the convenience of those who can’t or don’t wish to drive anymore.

Peter Lee owns and operates Peak Hearing Systems LLC With two locations to serve you 745 S. Main St. Lebanon, OR 97355 1215 Main St. Philomath, OR 97370 Contact Peter At Phone: 541-451-1733 Cell: 541-908-2466

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A Few of My Favorite Things Clare Cady This column is a happy opportunity for a not-sosnooty wino to share her thoughts on the wines of the Willamette Valley - tastes, smells, pairings, and events. The past months have flown by for me – mostly because I spent a great deal of time outside of the Willamette Valley, taking trips to the Oregon coast, Philadelphia, and the French Alps. I was concerned that perhaps when I settled in to write for this issue I would not have too much to say. But once I started compiling my notes, I found that I am able to speak to and recommend along the theme of fruity and sweet, with a mix of red and white wines that are both positive for the taste buds and the wallet. My hope is these recommendations will help you to savor the wonderful summer weather I know I have been waiting for! I took a bike ride out to the Eola Hills Winery in Rickreall to take advantage of their Sunday wine brunch. If you have not attended one of these, I highly recommend it. Set within the barrel room (or outside if that is what you prefer), the brunch runs from 9:30am until 1:30pm. Reservations are helpful if you are a larger party, but not necessary. The food is provided by simply delish catering, and set in a series of stations where the fresh dishes are prepared right in front of you. I was treated to oysters, eggs benedict, and crepes. Admission for adults includes two glasses of wine. Wines are available for all tastes including the Pacific Blanc, an off-dry white that boasts a wonderful citrus nose, and a mouthful of tart apricot and smooth pear that faded into the gentle bite of guava. This wine paired brilliantly with the richness of the hollandaise sauce, and became even fruiter up against my strawberry crepe. I picked up a bottle at a local store for chilled front-porch sipping. Another wonderful white I tried came from Eyrie

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Vineyards in McMinnville. I did not travel to their winery, which is stated to be the birthplace of the first Pinot Noir in the Willamette Valley, and the first Pinot Gris in the USA. Instead I sampled their 2010 Pinot Gris Estate at Aqua in Corvallis. This dry white had a strong and tangy citrus nose, and a light, crisp mouth feel. I found the flavors to be mellow in comparison to the nose, bringing a light and delicate melon flavor with a mineral finish. Despite its soft nature, this wine went extremely well with my balsamic chicken, as the tanginess of the dish brought out even more of the melon flavor. Last year I was able to attend an industry tasting at Spindrift Cellars in Philomath, and tasted through all of their tasting room offerings, plus a few select others. Owners Matt and Tabitha Compton provided wonderful insights and hospitality, and I found their tasting and barrel rooms to be beautiful and pleasant. I took home a number of wines that day, and recently pulled out their 2010 Pinot Noir Rose. At this point they are offering the 2011 incarnation, but I had been sitting on this bottle for a while. I was thoroughly impressed with the strong aromas of strawberry and melon, which were reflected on the palette as well. I also enjoyed the floral topnotes and the lightly sparkling mouth feel. I sipped this wine on its own, chilled, but think it would go very well with herbal dishes, or perhaps with summery ingredients like fruit and/or honey. For those of you who prefer reds, I recommend the Pinot Noir coming from Treos in Monmouth. I lucked out in getting to taste this gem in advance of it being available for sale. Treos is so new on the Willamette Valley wine scene that their website is still being built as of the writing of this article (and, after all, isn’t that the way we measure things these days?). Their 2010 Founder’s Choice Estate Pinot Noir is fruit-forward and full-bodied. Lightly spiced, this powerful wine is full of dark fruit flavors, and drinks like something in between Pinot Noir and Cabernet Sauvignon. Pair this with the fact that it is sold not in the traditional Pinot Noir bottle, but in the bottle

Beer & Wine style usually reserved for a Cab, and I call this the Cabernet drinker’s Pinot. Drink it alone, or pair it up with fresh bruschetta, steak, or dark chocolate (or drink it through all 3 in one meal) and you have yourself a great evening. Finally I will share with you a dramatic dessert wine coming from Coelho Winery in Amity. My roommate picked this up while taking a weekend tour to find local wines to show off to her East Coast family members. I was lucky enough that she decided to crack the 2010 Serenidade Maréchal Foch Dessert Wine and share some with me. This port-style wine was a deep rich maroon in color, and packed with complex flavor. As I sipped I found vanilla, cherry, raisin, and plum with a finish that made me think of clove and pipe tobacco. Though one might want to pair this with food, I would likely want to just sip and savor it after a meal.

Clare Cady is an East coast transplant with the heart of an Oregonian.  She is passionate about local food and beverages, and seeks to share with others what makes wine interesting, delicious, and accessible.  Clare works at Oregon State University, where she serves students experiencing poverty and food insecurity.  When she is not writing articles for Willamette Living Magazine, she is gardening, cycling, backpacking, surfing, or serving as a staff writer for WestToast.com.

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Willamette Living’s Dining Guide

Want to see your restaurant in the guide? Tina’s

Our menu is based on the foods that our farmer/neighbors grow: seasonal, and regional. Many of the wines that we feature come from just down the road. We are committed to using the best ingredients, and our menu changes as we move through the seasons of the year. We believe in using the highest quality and most healthful ingredients available and use organic, free range and chemical free products. Dinner Nightly 5:00 pm - Close Lunch Tues - Fri 11:30 - 2:00

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An exciting menu of new Latin fusion cuisine. Fabulous riverfront bar, special events, extensive wine list. A truly memorable dining experience. Menus and more at: www.delalmarestaurant.com Open for dinner Tues. - Thurs. 5:00 -- 10:00 Fri. & Sat. 5:00 - 11:00

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Queen’s Chopstick Not just Chinese food!

Our Asian fusion menu will delight you. You’ll love our chic new restaruant, and our delicious menu items presented with style. Many reviewers have called ours “the best asian food in Corvallis,” come find out why. www.queenschopstick.com 11:00 am 10:00 pm Sun-Wed 11:00 am 11:00 pm Thurs-Sat

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April’s At Nye Beach

Savor the romance of wood-fired cooking straight from our giant hand-sculpted earthen oven. You can even watch our cob oven chef at work while you eat!

Produce, herbs and flowers grown on the owners’ Buzzard Hill Farm combine to create an intensely personal, flavorfully vibrant meal. The food is alive with this just-picked garden goodness. We like to think of it as “Farm to Fork” dining at its best. It doesn’t get any fresher than this!

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Fine Italian Food

A large selection of Italian favorites prepared using the finest produce, meats, breads, cheeses and more. Fresh salads, soups, scallopini, cacciatore, chicken, shrimp, beef & veal along with other local favorites like beef stroganoff make for a fantastic dining experience. Pizzas made in-house to order. And don’t forget the Tiramisu and Cannoli for dessert! 11:00 -- 9:00 Tues, Wed & Thurs 11:00 -- 10:00 Fri. 4:00 -- 10:00 Sat.

50 West Oak St. Lebanon 541-451-5050

Napoleon’s Creperie Crepes & Gelato

Visit us in the historic Reed Opera House in Salem. We offer soups, salads, sandwiches, and of course our delicious crepes - savory and sweet. Pizzas, pastries, and don’t forget the gelato... Pistachio, Salted Caramel, Strawberry and many more of your favorite flavors made fresh. Trés Bien! Mon. -- Thur. 11:00 -- 9:00 Fri. 11:00 -- 10:00 Sat. 10:00 -- 10:00 Sun. 10:00 -- 6:00

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Mama’s Italian

189 Liberty St. NE Salem 503-581-4560 Ivy Garden Tea Room

Cucina & Catering

Our South 3rd Street location is available for private dining and big table dining events, full service catering, pick-up or delivery. Join us downtown at Iovino’s Enoteca & Lounge, 136 SW Washington off 2nd towards the river. That’s right Iovino’s is back on the block -- downtown! Come in, make a toast, have a meatball!

Iovino’s Cucina and Catering 1835 SW 3rd St. Corvallis

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We offer over 80 different teas from around the world. House made quiche, entree salads made with fresh local greens, and panini sandwiches made to order. Delicious desserts and fresh scones served warm. We look forward to seeing you at the tea room! Wed. -- Sat. 11:00 --5:00

Ivy Garden Tea Room

333 1st. Ave. W Albany

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Welcome to El Sol de Mexico. Corvallis’ finest traditional Jalisco Style Mexican restaurants. We offer a great selection of entree’s the whole family will enjoy including select American dishes and a complete vegetarian menu. Open 7 days a week. For lunch and dinner. We also cater! 2 locations in Corvallis.

Named “best barbecue restaurant in the Pacific Northwest” by Fodor’s Travel Guide. Adjoining Twisted Snout Brewery. Serving up generous portions of Grand Champion barbecue that won’t bust your wallet. Come enjoy a pint of hand-crafted ale and the best barbecue you’ll find this side of Missouri.

1848 NW Circle AND 1597 NW 9th St. 541-758-1735 (Circle) 541-752-9299 (9th St.) 541-730-1355 (Catering) www.willametteliving.com

Pig Feathers BBQ

Sun -- Thurs 11:00 -- 9:00 Fri -- Sat 11:00 -- 10:00

300 South Main Street Toledo

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Beer & Wine

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The Beer Prof. WEIZENBIERS Kendall Staggs, aka the Beer Prof Beer Historian and Tasting Guide “Nothing quenches the thirst like a Wheat Beer.” —Michael Jackson, author of Ultimate Beer, 1998. Summer is definitely here, and hot weather invites a cool, thirst-quenching beer. One of the styles that best fits the bill is the Bavarian wheat beer called Weizenbier, and some of the best versions are available in the Willamette Valley. Most American wheat beers are bland, but authentic Weizenbiers are flavorful, complex, and surprisingly substantial. In order to understand the Weizenbier family of beers, a few terms need to be defined. Weizen is German for wheat. Most Germans call their wheat beers Weisse (sometimes spelled Weiße), which means “white.” The German expression, mit Hefe, means “with yeast.” A Hefeweizen is therefore a wheat beer that has active yeast in the bottle. Hefetrüb is another name variation that indicates that there is yeast sediment in the bottle. Weizenbier experts recognize a substyle called Ur-Weisse, which means “original white.” It is darker—copper rather than brass in color—and more fullflavored than a Hefeweizen. Another substyle is Kristall Weizen, a German wheat beer that is filtered and clear. Resembling a golden lager more than a cloudy Hefeweizen, this beer apparently appeals to consumers who don’t want any yeast sediment in their glass. There is also a dark wheat beer made with lightly roasted barley malt called Dunkelweizen. Last and certainly not least, there is a strong wheat beer called Weizenbock that is essentially a cross between a Weizenbier and a Bock or Doppelbock beer. There are also wheat beers that are not in the Weizenbier beer family. Berliner Weisse, the “Champagne of Berlin,” is a very different beer. Pale and clear, with a thin head, Berliner Weisse is fermented with an ale yeast and lactobacillus bacteria. The result is a beer that is low in alcohol (around 3 percent abv) and very sour. Belgium produces its own wheat beer that is also called white beer. It is very pale, cloudy, and fruity. Among its ingredients are raw wheat, coriander seeds, and Curaçao orange peels. In Flemish it is called Witbier; in French Bière Blanche. The most famous commercial example of Witbier is Hoegaarden, a beer that the brewer Pierre Celis revived in the 1960s in the Beligian town of the same name. None of these beers is actually white. The name likely originated at a time when people wanted to differentiate wheat beers from other beers, which were brown in color because of the way barley malt was kilned before the 19th century. Weizenbiers have been brewed for at least a thousand years. In the 1960s Weizenbiers held a very small share of the beer market, even in Bavaria, but in recent decades the style has made a dramatic comeback. Today Weizenbiers are among the most popular beer styles in Germany, especially among young people. By definition Weizenbiers are brewed with at least 50 percent malted wheat in the mash. Some versions have as much as 60 percent wheat, but never any higher, because then the mash would take on the consistency of paste. The wheat contributes little to the aromas and flavors or an authentic

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Weizenbier. These come from a top-fermenting yeast called Saccharomyces delbrückii. This strain produces a compound called 4-vinyl guaiacol, which creates the spicy, clove-like aromas and flavors that are a trademark of the style. Weizenbiers are usually fermented with or a mixture of S. delbrückii and a strain of Sachhharomyces cerevisiae that will produce a fruity ester called isoamyl-acetate that smells and tastes like a ripe banana. Some Weizenbiers also have hints of bubblegum and green apples in their aroma and flavor profiles. Higher fermentation temperatures produce more pronounced phenols and esters. Many Weizenbier drinkers attest to the nutritive and restorative powers of the beer because it is rich in vitamins. They also caution novice Weizenbier drinkers to be careful when toasting with the traditional 500-ml, vaseshaped Weizenbier glass. One should clack the heavy bases together and not the thin lips of the glasses in order to avoid breaking them. Prost! Recommendations My first recommendation is IsarWeizen, a Hefeweizen from the Heater Allen Brewery of McMinnville, Oregon. Rick Allen had been a homebrewer for over a decade-and-a-half when he founded the brewery in 2007. Three years later his daughter Lisa joined the company and became Assistant Brewmaster. The Allens have received a lot of praise for their German-style beers, which include a Pils and a Munich Dark. IsarWeizen is a seasonal beer available in July and August. It is based on a recipe from the Isar Bräu Brewpub in Munich. True to the Hefeweizen style, it has notes of banana, clove, nutmeg, and tutti-frutti. Some citrusy notes are there for balance, but it remains on the sweet side of the flavor profile. Beer Advocate subscribers have given it an average score of 87, and called it one of the best Hefeweizens brewed in America. My second pick is Schneider Weisse. It is from the Georg Schneider Brewery, which claims to be the world’s oldest brewery to specialize in the making of Weizenbiers. It began brewing in 1607 in Kelheim, a city of 16,000 residents in the heart of Bavaria. Today it is managed by Georg Schneider VI. Schneider Weisse, with its copper color and flavors suggesting toasted bread, almonds, and apples, is an outstanding example of the Ur-Weizen style, and I prefer it to all the Hefeweizens. The banana esters are somewhat subdued, but clove spiciness is definitely evident. At 5.5 percent abv, its strength is average for the style. Another winner from Schneider is Wiesen Edel-Weisse, a spicy Ur-Weizen (6.2 percent abv). For many experts, the king of the Hefeweizens is Weihenstephaner Hefe Weissbier. The Weihenstephan Brewery is in Freising (population 49,000), the oldest city in Bavaria, about 50 miles north of Munich. The brewery, which was founded in 1040, claims to be the oldest continuously operating brewery in the world. It is actually a part of the famous Weihenstephan Brewing School, which is considered by many experts to be the most prestigious institute for learning the craft of brewing in the world. Weihenstephaner Hefe Weissbier has a murky, dark straw color with orange hues, and features a dense, rocky head. The first aroma is bananas, followed shortly by spicy and earthy notes. The flavors feature banana, sweet malt, and a little nuttiness, with clove making an appearance before the end. There is very little hop bitterness, and the finish is dry and cracker-like. The mouthfeel is creamy, and the strength is 5.4 percent abv. Jason Alström of the Beer Advocate website awards this beer a score of 100, and the average August / September 2012


score of the site’s subscribers is 98. It is truly world-class. Weihenstephan also makes a Kristallweizen, a Dunkelweizen (Alström awards it a score of 100, too) and a delicious, malty Weizenbock called Vitus (7.7 percent abv.) Another superb Hefeweizen is Hopf Spezial Weiße, from Weißbierbrauerei Hopf, which is in Miesbach, a small town of 11,000 residents located 35 miles southeast of Munich, near the Austrian border. The brewery was founded in 1892 and since 1921 it has been owned by the Hopf family. The famous beer writer Michael Jackson wrote that the family name was probably associated with the hop plant, but the Hopf Brewery’s beers are lightly hopped. It makes Helle Weiße (5.3 percent abv), Dunkle Weiße (5.0 percent abv), and Weißer Bock (7.0 percent abv). My favorite Hopf beer, Spezial Weiße, is a strongerthan-average Hefeweizen (6.0 percent abv) in which clove, banana, and bubblegum notes are all present. There is just a touch of smokiness, too, in the phenolic aroma, and the flavors include some caramel and bready malt. The aftertaste is pleasantly tart. Spezial Weiße is more expensive than the other Weizenbiers, but it is worth it. My fifth recommendation is Erdinger Hefe-Weisse Dark, from the Erdinger Brewery, the largest producer of Weizenbiers in the world. The brewery was founded in 1853 and began to specialize in Weizenbiers in the 1930s. Since the 1970s, its sales have grown considerably. Erdinger Hefe-Weizen, with its subdued esters, is considered by many critics to be a tame version of the Hefeweizen style. A more acclaimed beer is the Dunkelweizen, which is marketed as Erdinger Hefe-Weizen Dark in America. It pours dark brown with ruby hues and a fluffy tan head. Along with mild notes of clove and banana, the aroma features raisins and black currants. The flavors include caramel and cocoa, with a light touch of citrusy hops. It is brewed with Perle and Tettnang hops, and it has a strength of 5.6 percent abv. The finish is dry and invites you to have some more. Erdinger also makes a beer called Urweisse and an exceptionally good Weizenbock called Pikantus (7.3 percent abv). My final recommendation is Aventinus Weizenbock, also from the Georg Schneider Brewery. It is considered the world’s oldest and best-known commercial version of the Weizenbock style. It was named for a Roman historian who wrote the first chronicle of Bavaria. First brewed in 1907, it has been available in the United States since 1994, and it has remained one of my favorite beers ever since. Aventinus is double-fermented, unfiltered, and unpasteurized. In addition to wheat malt, it is brewed with pale, crystal, and chocolate malts. It perfectly blends the fruity and spicy characteristics of a Weizenbier with the rich, sweet maltiness of a Doppelbock. It is fairly potent at 8.0 percent abv. When I drink it I’m reminded of banana pudding, vanilla wafers, and a chocolate bar. Weizenbiers go especially well with apples and such cheeses as Munster and cheddar. Bavarians call them “breakfast beers” because they often have them as part of a morning snack that includes bread and veal sausage. They can also be the perfect thirst quenchers after a day in the sun. But they are much more substantial than the average “lawn mower beer.” A Weizenbier is certainly a much bigger beer than Guinness Stout, which many people assume, because it is dark, to be stronger and heavier than it really is, which is 4.0 percent abv. I also suggest that you not add a slice of lemon to a good, authentic Weizenbier. It already has enough tart flavor to quench any thirst.

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LEADING DOCTOR CHALLENGES MEDICAL WORLD TO RETHINK GLOBAL HEALTH ISSUE

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New Zealand pediatrician, and world-renowned expert in food allergies, is releasing a new book, which flies in the face of many of the medical world’s commonly held beliefs. Dr Rodney Ford’s book ‘Gluten: ZERO global’ claims that “gluten is bad for us all”. This is a bold statement to make. Although, he has previously defined ‘The Gluten Syndrome’ which has grouped the wide-ranging illnesses that are associated with gluten into a new medical syndrome. He stated that gluten-illness could be responsible for up to a third of all cases of chronic illness and fatigue. Recently, this concept has support from the Center for Celiac Research led by Dr. Alessio Fasano, whose research indicates that gluten sensitivity affects approximately 18 million people in the USA, or six percent of the population.

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Dr Ford has previously presented evidence that Gluten Syndrome affects about 1 in 10 people, and suggested that most of this harm is likely to be caused by damage to the brain and nervous system: Gluten Brains. Now, Dr Ford has gone a step further. He is warning that gluten is probably affecting everyone – in other words, “gluten is bad for us all”. Ford is not alone in stating this concern. The top 15 celiacdoctors now also acknowledge the serious nature of gluten-relatedillness reported in their landmark consensus statement “Spectrum of gluten-related disorders.” They conclude: “All individuals, even those with a low degree of risk, are therefore susceptible to some form of gluten reaction during their life span.” Dr Ford’s ePublished book ‘Gluten ZERO Global: evidence for a gluten free planet’ is being launched on 13 September 2012.

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Track Yourself to a Healthy Weight Start keeping a food diary today, and you’ll have found an effective way to lose weight and keep it off. The power of journaling has proven itself in a couple of recent studies. In one that followed more than 1,600 adults in four centers across the nation, dieters who kept a food journal lost twice the weight of those who didn’t, while following the same weight loss recommendations. At the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle, in a study involving 123 overweight women who were following the same calorierestricted diet, it was found that those who wrote down everything they ate lost at least 6 pounds more weight over the course of the year than those who didn’t consistently keep food journals. Why are food and activity journals so powerful? •

You get a chance to see what and how much you really eat. Americans typically underestimate their daily intake by as much as 40 percent. Keeping a journal and using a manual, such as the classic Calorie King Calorie, Fat and Carbohydrate Counter or journaling with a computer or smart phone app (try LoseIt.com or MyFitnessPal.com) makes it possible to understand how many calories you might eat from day to day. You’ll be more likely to fore-go between meal “extras.” It’s easy to overlook bites, licks, and tastes (known as “BLTs”). By keeping a journal, you’ll see how even little bits of food here or there add up. You’ll have a chance to make smarter food choices. People learn all sorts of interesting food facts as they analyze their journals. For example, when you discover your favorite coffee drink and mid-day scone provide 800 or more calories, you’ll be more likely to find a workable solution. You’ll discover where your diet detours. You may think you “eat healthy,” but if your daily journal doesn’t consistently show much in the way of vegetables, fruits, whole grains, lean protein, and healthy oils, you may be missing out on important nutrients and foods that provide more satiety for fewer calories. To find out how many servings are recommended from various food groups at different calorie levels, go to www.myplate.gov. You’ll learn when and why you over eat (or under eat). If you record not only what you eat, but the circumstances that prompt you to eat, you can figure out ways to change. For example, if you indulge in more sweets at work because you sit close to a candy dish, you can find a solution to make it less visible. If every time you worry about money, you retreat into the kitchen for chips, consider other ways to soothe yourself. Or if you get so busy that you skip meals and then overeat later, you can experiment with a different eating routine. You’ll see real results. By facing your reality with eyes wide open, and de-mystifying the weight loss process, you have a chance to be successful. And most dieters will agree that positive reinforcement is essential for shedding pounds.

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You can keep a pencil-and-paper food diary in any convenient-sized notebook, or even on file cards or stickies. Or you can access an electronic nutrition analysis program or phone app. Here are some suggestions to get you started:

Food & Activity specific journals (find at bookstores or online): DietMinder Personal Food and Fitness Journal The Calorie King Food & Exercise Journal Daily Planner Diet Journal Thin for Life Daybook Outwit Your Weight Journal The Ultimate Diet Log

Internet websites (free) for recording food and activity:

www.myplatetracker.gov www.fitday.com www.calorieking.com www.sparkpeople.com (7-day free trial) www.livestrong.com/thedailyplate www.nutrimirror.com

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Art & Entertainment Artist Focus: Sarah Gayle & Wayne Plourde By Kim Voetberg Stone Spirit, Mixed

Don’t Be Koi, Paper A Little Green Grass - Mixed

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rt means so many things to so many people, that to analyze or study its complexities involves interpretation of the highest order. But never fear, because entry into SolaLuna Studios will be illumination enough. This is no stuffy, austere gallery to wander aimlessly through; rather it’s a visual experience that shouldn’t be missed. And rest assured the moment you walk through the door, you’ll be intrigued! Opened less than a year, SolaLuna Studios owners, Sarah Gayle and Wayne Plourde had a vision to create and showcase unique and affordable art. Starting out in a converted church located in Toledo, they recently moved their gallery to Main Street, keeping their church location as a work space. SolaLuna’s open, airy location provides the perfect backdrop for Sarah’s myriad of art pieces. She has what she calls “upcycled” products; making something old into something new and different. Sarah uses items that were once articles of clothing or portions of neckties or paper products, and

now find themselves incorporated into mixed media artwork. From notecards and one-of-a-kind hats, to distinctive watercolors and cloth fairy houses, Sarah’s imagination is limitless. This along with artwork from other local artisans, makes visiting SolaLuna a “must do.” Sarah Gayle worked as Art Director to provide masks and backdrops for the Red Octopus’s production of The Woman Who Fell From The Sky, in February. Her signature “white paper” was featured in this amazing production and she and Wayne feel privileged to be a part of the Central Oregon Coast arts community (and we welcome them to our neck of the woods)! Visit SolaLuna Studios at 147 N Main Street in Toledo, or find them online: www.solalunastudios.com. Sarah’s and Wayne’s philosophy is that everyone should be able to afford beautiful art pieces. So come, visit, enjoy…and perhaps even purchase wonderful things.


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Legendary Rocker Joe Walsh Has been a member of three notable rock bands: James Gang, Barnstorm, and some of you may be familiar withthe third... The Eagles. The first Eagles album to feature Joe Walsh: Hotel California. Walsh will be entertaining the crowd at the Oregon State Fair on Saturday, August 25th. (The Fair runs Aug. 24 -Sept. 3, 2012.)

Bite of Benton County Come celebrate Benton County’s culinary delights at the 2012 Bite of Benton!

Local restaurants, wineries, breweries, and food producers will be showcased in this premiere event that will be a gourmet’s delight. In addition to exploring the multitude of booths offering locally created delicacies, attendees will enjoy local entertainment, and have the opportunity to learn more about the food we eat and drink. Don’t miss your opportunity to savor the tantalizing flavors of the Willamette Valley and enjoy delicious foods, regional wines and beers, music, and more. Sponsorship, and booth reservations are now available. Join us in Central Park August 18th as the Bite of Benton returns for another year to celebrate fabulous foods, wines, and brews of Benton County! (This is a 21 and over event.)

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Sept. 1st through the 3rd Enjoy what Benton County has to offer this Labor Day weekend. The Bounty of Benton County is an event that features the unique views, tastes, and experiences that can be found in our area. Participants are invited to tour the “sights” which include wineries, distilleries, food producers, natural areas and more. Bounty passports feature something of value for passport holders at each site –a wine tasting, food sampling, and discounts on items, tours or special experiences. Bounty participants are welcomed to taste wine, picnic, or walk the trails at many of the Heart of the Willamette Wineries. Distilleries and cider houses are also featured on the tour. Enjoy the views, pick up locally-produced treats, make fish prints, enjoy a fabulous dinner at local restaurants and experience other special places such as farms, hatcheries, nurseries and more. Cruise and visit at your own pace. Bikers are also welcome as many of the sites are close and make a great afternoon biking tour. For More: www.bountyofbentoncounty.com

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Toledo to Celebrate its 19th Annual Art Walk on Labor Day Weekend This Labor Day weekend, September 1, 2, and 3, Toledo’s arts community will be hosting its 19th annual Art Walk, which is sponsored by the Yaquina River Museum of Art. Because most of the participating artists live and work full time in Toledo and several open their studios to the public, Art Walk has truly become an annual celebration of the community. Toledo’s Art Walk began as a one-time event in October, 1993 as an open-studio for Michael Gibbons, a Mentor Artist for the Corvallis based Vistas & Vineyards program. Artists Douglas Haga and Ivan Kelly, recent arrivals to Toledo and neighbors of Gibbons, were invited to open their doors during the festivities. Springhill Winery from Albany set up a tasting table and local musician Mike O’Donnell supplied music in Gibbons’ studio. Several hundred visitors came for the event, and in 1994 and 1995 the trio of Toledo artists staged a repeat. Each artist invited a guest artist, swelling the number to six showing art. In 1996, prompted by the challenges of October weather, the

Art Walk event date was changed to the three days of Labor Day weekend, where it remains to this day. This year, Toledo artists Michael Gibbons, Ivan Kelly, Douglas Haga, Caroll Loomis, Becky Miller, and Karen Fitzgibbon will each host individual shows throughout the weekend. Additionally, three group shows will highlight local artists, including an Art Walk Founder’s Show, a group show at SolaLuna including Sarah Gayle, Alice Haga, and Berta Sergeant, and a Student Show hosted by Jim and Sandy Bruster in their home at The Gallery on Main Street. Generous contributions from the Siletz Tribal Charitable Contribution Fund, LaRue Hart, Maxine Moodie, and Ace Hardware have made many of these shows possible. Several of Toledo’s artists have invited guest artists to show with them. Michael Gibbons has invited Steve and Sue Bennett to show at JP Studio and the Yaquina River Museum of Art has asked Marion Moir to show at the Schoolhouse exhibit space. Caroll Loomis has invited Katy LaReau and Rick Anicker to show with her at the old Firehouse. And Becky Miller has invited Kathi Borrego to show with her at her studio. For more information about Art Walk, including biographies and photos of work by each participating artist, see the Art Walk website, www.ToledoArts.info.

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Hospice House! End-of-life care... in our home, or yours Offering 12 private rooms, with: • 24/7 skilled care for patients • Pain management and symptom control • Numerous support services for patients and families

4600 Evergreen Place SE, Albany (541) 812-4662 samhealth.org/hospice

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Willamette Living Magazine Aug / Sept 2012