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Nouveau, A Boutique Medspa is located in Kirkwood Missouri, known for loyal clients whom we call friends and family. These loyal clients come from Kirkwood, Chesterfield, Wildwood, Illinois, all over the St. Louis region, South Carolina, Texas, New York, and Minnesota.

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We practice Regenerative SkinCare meaning we use tools and techniques which encourage the body to regenerate and restore itself as a primary source of enhancement. When you make your first consultative appointment at Nouveau, a Registered Nurse and Licensed Esthetician will consult with you about the condition of your skin, make recommendations, give you options, and build a plan of care involving our team.

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From the Publisher Stacy Oliver Neal

Happy is the New Healthy “Don’t worry, be happy!” the song says. Why? Authentically happy people are healthier. Emotions or feelings arise from thoughts, positive thoughts create positive feelings and negative thoughts create negative feelings. We have all heard that “misery loves company.” So, wouldn’t it follow that happy loves company, too? When we are happy, we are more active and healthier. When we are happy, we make healthier choices for ourselves. We all have experienced trauma in our lives, some more than others. That means that some have more healing to do, but we all need to heal our traumas, our stories, and our beliefs. It is our responsibility as adults, and it is solely our responsibility. The people or circumstances that caused the trauma cannot heal it for us, nor is it their responsibility. This is hard to hear at times, but we are fully responsible for our lives moving forward as adults. We might have been victims as children, as adults we get to be warriors. The wonderful news is that in today’s modern world there are infinite resources for healing our mental, emotional, physical, and spiritual wounds, including psychotherapy, tapping therapy, acupuncture, EMDR, and Emotional Release therapy. The list is endless and, hopefully, your excuses to avoid doing the inner work which will change your outer circumstances are few. We do have to take action. We must take full responsibility for everything in our lives, including our reality. We are creating this reality with our thoughts and they create our beliefs, which create our lives. Just like finding a coach or consulting a doctor when we’re in pain, we have to reach out for help. We work on ourselves to feel confident. Making our bodies stronger, more flexible, and healthier takes practice and intention, and achieving happiness is much the same. Simply repeating our story perpetuates the drama and contributes to the problem. It gives it power. Notice how you are addicted to the story and the drama, and then practice changing your story. When we do this our thoughts change. Next our reactions begin to change, and eventually our outer circumstances change. We learn to respond rather than react. We calmly go about our day responding with ease and grace. We attract more and more positive experiences and happy people appear. What is one thing that you can do today that will make you happy? Start there on your road to happy and healthy. I will be going to yoga. It never fails to not only align my body, but I always leave happy.

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Yoga & Spa Volume 8, Issue 5

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Ralph Turney Chief Visionary/Principal Stacy Oliver Neal Publisher Elizabeth Diebold Editor in Chief elizabeth@yogaspamag.com Pam Harding Marketing Manager pam@yogaspamag.com Editing/ Proofing T ina Far mer Graphic Design/Layout MaryAnn Russum Katie Reigelsberger Advertising Sales Cheri Otzenberger Advertising Sales Executive 314-781-8822, ext. 104 Sherry Farmer Ambassador of Goodwill & Promotions Monica Koch Health & Fitness Editor Contributing Writers Dr. Adam Hughes, D.C. April Porter Amy Eber hardt Dr. Beth Barnes, D.C. Dr. Chris Heeb, D.C. Christine Leiber Dr. Christine Salter C. Michael Unterreiner Dr. Ed Katcher Elizabeth Diebold Erica Hunt Dr. Gail Cloud, D.C. Jennifer Evans Jessica Phillips Jill Dunlap Joseph A. Muccini, MD Dr. Kate Wagner, D.C. Kathy Anderson, OD Kellie Mathes Kelly Klaus, ABO Kristin Mayer Marilyn Eagan Melody Meiners Monica Koch Sandy Klott Dr. Seth Gerlach, DC, DABCI Stephanie Stemmler Shawn Marie Levesque T ina Far mer Wendy Breese On the Cover: PURE HOT YOGA Pure Hot Yoga Studio Owners: Carol Stocks and Erin Stack Shot on location at Pure Hot Yoga Photographed by: John Koch www.kochphotography.com 314-497-83003 Yoga & Spa Magazine, LLC does not endorse any information contained in the articles or advertisements and suggests consulting a healthcare professional before beginning any therapy or medical treatment.


Contents

SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER 2017

Cover Story Pure Hot Yoga: A union of the body, mind, and spirit..............................42

Don’t Be “P.I.G. - Headed” in Conversations With Your Partner...............................................................39 What you should know about BEMER® ...........................40

Trending Now.................................................... 8 Healthy Woman Guide.......................69 Spa & Beauty

The Natural Health Cabin Promotes Optimal Health For All.......................................................44

Enable Your Body to Create a Younger Version of Your Skin ..........................................................13

Seeing the Vision..............................................................48

Vein Pain & Pregnancy.....................................................14

Healthy Eating Beyond “Natural” and “Organic”.............53

The Danger of Chemicals in our Skincare Products........16

Navigating Breast Cancer Treament Options.................54

Fall into Beauty this Transitional Season...........................17

Natural Support for Autoimmune Thyroid Problems........56

7 Hormones Are Preventing You From Losing Weight ......18

A New Hope for Patients Diagnosed with Depression.....57

Our Skin Keeps No Secrets – It is the Storyteller!.............................................................19

Could Curcumin Prevent Breast Cancer?........................58

Yoga & Fitness Yoga Made for “Every Body”.............................................20 A Consistent Yoga Practice = Peak Performance............21 Local Yoginis......................................................................22

Healthy Hormones............................................................45 Early Detection is your best defense................................46 Healthy Living through Medical Astrology........................50

Combating a Strenuous Lifestyle......................................77 Are Bad Habits Holding You Back From a Healthier Lifestyle?.............................................................78

Lifestyle Empowered Planning.......................................................60

Men on the Mat...............................................................23

Tools for the Financially Empowered Woman..................61

The Profound Effects of Energy Conditioning..................25

Home & Garden

Skeletal Strength Improves Overall Health.......................26 Make Life Work for You......................................................28 Success with Support.......................................................29 Sweet Peace Yoga Settles Into Their New Home, Sweet Home......................................................................30 The World’s Smartest Workout..........................................32 The Key to a Beautiful You?..............................................33 Healthy Women Thrive Through Feminine Movement ........................................................34

Rustic Bohemian Soul.......................................................62 A Portfolio Leading to a Healthy Future...........................64

Travel & Tourism A Vacation with the Best of Both Worlds..........................66 Stay fit and have fun with FITrips, a vacation program exclusively from TotallyTrips.............68

Restaurant Rave A taste of the Southwest..................................................79

Fit for All (Including Your Brain!)........................................36

Y&S Resource Guide..............................80 Y&S Interview

Beat the Bloat - Feel Your Best..........................................37

Endangered Wolf Center............................................... 82

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Letter from the Editor - Elizabeth Diebold Welcome to the Healthy Woman Issue The responsibilities that moms, wives, aunts, sisters, and grandmas face each and every day is never ending. We are taking care of our families, kids, partners, pets, homes, and careers‌ and we often forget to take care of our self. What does your health mean to you? If you could put a price on it, how much would it be worth to you? If I had to put a price on my health, I would say it is priceless. If we do not have our health, what do we have to offer? Yet it happens, and if everything and everyone gets put first, before taking care of our own health, we will burn out. I am guilty of this myself and need gentle reminding from time to time to get back on track. Self-care is a muscle we build and like anything, it takes practice. This reminds me of the airplane attendant saying put your oxygen mask on first, then put the oxygen mask on your loved ones or children. It is such a simple analogy you have probably heard, but worth mentioning. We have nothing to give, if we do not fill our own cup up first. To live the life of a healthy woman, we must have a plan to relax, refresh, renew, replenish, and rejuvenate. Here is a suggestion, create a nourishment menu. Have fun with it. List all the things that you love to do to nourish yourself and then work it into your schedule. Plan it. You are so worth it and you will reap so many rewards from it. You will have more to give and your family, loved ones, and everyone around you will benefit many times over with your light shining so much brighter.

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From left to right: Vikki Matthews - Regional Sales Manager, Pamela Harding - Marketing Manager, Katie Reigelsberger - Graphic Designer, Ralph Turney - Chief Visionary/Principal, Elizabeth Diebold - Editor in Chief, Stacy Oliver Neal - Publisher, MaryAnn Russum - Art Director, Sherry Farmer Ambassador of Goodwill and Promotions

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MOD ON TREND MOD is a family owned business based out of St. Louis. Started by sisters Tania and Lauren who had a vision of bringing affordable, fashionforward clothing to girls across the country while sticking to their family values. Whether you walk into a store or shop online, once you become a MOD customer you will always be a part of the MOD family, and always on trend. These amazing affordable moisture wicking yoga pieces are available at modontrend.com. The fabric will keep you comfortable from your chaturanga to your downward dog.

Why just snack when you can fuel? Introducing Foodie Fuel Snacks— the most delicious, nutritious grab-n-go snack on the market today, created by Boulder-based health foods company, Foodie Fuel Inc. Foodie Fuel Snacks are not only USDA certified organic, certified gluten-free, certified non-GMO, certified vegan, and paleo friendly, they’re also delicious and available in four outstanding flavors, including: Butter Toffee, Swiss Chocolate, Coconut Vanilla, and Cinnamon Ginger. Satisfy your cravings with Foodie Fuel Snacks’ nutrient-rich, energy-sustaining ingredients, which include sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, flax seeds, chia seeds, and super-food powders, plus a touch of sweetness from low-glycemic coconut sugar. Learn more at www.foodiefuel.com. YogaandSpaMagazine.com |SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER 2017

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Glowing Skin Max & Madeleine recently launched Mud Masks in 3 different formulas: The Detox is a purifying formula mask created to help restore your skin to its pure, beautiful glow, drawing out impurities and toxins deeply embedded in facial pores. The Calm Mud Mask is a normal/sensitive formula mask that purifies as it soothes and comforts your skin. The Rewind Mud Mask is an anti-aging formula mask that will help soften skin, deeply nourish and reduce the appearance of fine lines, tone and heal tired skin. (www.maxandmadeleine.com, @maxandmadeleine) Max & Madeleine is committed to creating healthy families and ultimately a healthier world. They are passionate about bringing cleaner products to you and your loved ones by way of transparency, integrity and community. Raising a healthy family is challenging enough. They want to make it simpler and easier for parents to choose healthier products in a world of overwhelming choices and misinformation.

AROMATHERAPY WAX CRUMBLES Natural Patches of Vermont introduces new ways to bring soothing comfort into living spaces with its Aromatherapy Wax Crumbles. The success of the company’s essential oil body patches has led to the creation of Crumbles, the perfect companion product for those seeking to expand aromatherapy into their homes, spas, or during massage sessions. Unlike fragrance-based wax melt blocks, users can easily personalize the intensity and duration of the aromatherapy, using spoonfuls of Crumbles granules. Crumbles are intended for use in potpourri/ tart warmers. Available in soothing lavender, bergamot and lemongrass scents, Crumbles contain no artificial colors, fragrances, or synthetic waxes, ensuring a safe, natural aromatherapy experience. Aromatherapy Wax Crumbles and other Natural Patches products can be ordered at www.naturalpatchesofvermont.com, and from a growing number of retailers. For more information, call 1-800- 340-9083.

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At FabFitFun, their mission is to inspire happiness and personal growth through discovery. Their flagship product is a subscription box delivered on a seasonal basis that includes a personalized selection of full sized products, across a variety of lifestyle categories: fashion, beauty, fitness, technology, home, food, and more. Unlike other services that target niche categories (like beauty, activewear, etc.), FabFitFun is the only subscription service looking at customers holistically. This puts them in a unique position of being able to offer a range of products that help their members lead a more balanced life. Because of their relationships with brands and scale, they are able to provide their members with more than $200 worth of product for a quarter of the cost. Members can choose between an annual subscription: $179/year or seasonal: $49.99/box. Learn more about becoming a FabFitFun member by visiting www.fabfitfun.com!

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• Diet & Nutrition • Detoxification • Massage • Acupuncture • Chiropractic • Meditation • Trasformational Breathwork • Energy Therapy • Gifts (Health, Spiritual, Eco, Fun)

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SPA & BEAUTY

Enable Your Body to Create a Younger Version of Your Skin Noninvasive laser therapy delivers focused, effective results

Skin reflects a life well lived as well as life’s trials: laugh lines and crow’s feet from smiling, age spots from fun in the sun, wrinkles from intense concentration, acne scars or scars bearing evidence of surgery, stretch marks from pregnancy, brown spots from hormonal fluctuations (Melasma), and even Actinic Keratosis (AK), which is a pre-cancerous condition affecting 10 million Americans a year.

The treated skin appears immediately tighter because the heat of the laser contracts the skin’s collagen. The skin appears slightly pinkish and swollen for several days after the procedure. Patients will notice that small areas heal quickly, while larger areas may take a bit longer to heal. Most people find that they can return to their regular activities in one-totwo days.

Even pampered skin eventually loses collagen and shows signs of aging.

New collagen production takes 8 to 12 weeks and the skin continues to improve for three to four months after treatment. Most people experience the best results with three to six treatments.

Fraxel® is a noninvasive laser therapy that treats signs of aging by targeting small “fractional” areas of the skin. Its process helps to rejuvenate cells below the skin’s surface by stimulating collagen production to replace damaged skin with new healthy skin. The results are subtle and gradually increase over time because your skin rejuvenates itself. Fraxel® is far more effective than are creams and it doesn’t involve cutting or peeling the skin or an extended healing time. A topical anesthetic cream is applied in the dermatologist’s office before the treatment, which can take up to an hour depending on the area treated.

Whenever being treated using laser therapies, to ensure you are safely treated, always choose a reputable clinic with experienced dermatologists and nurses. Laser & Dermatologic Surgery Center is the premier center for laser skin treatments and Mohs surgery in the St. Louis area. Its services also include wrinkle relaxation treatments with Botox®, Dysport®, and Xeomin®, as well as a variety of dermal fillers. Visit www.LaserSurgeryUSA.com or call 314.878.3839 to learn more.

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Vein Pain & Pregnancy Varicose veins are enlarged superficial veins that often have a bulging, twisted or coiled appearance. They occur when the valves that should keep blood from running backward from the heart to the rest of the body become damaged, stretching the veins. They most commonly develop in the legs and can cause aching, ankle swelling, night cramps or feelings of leg fatigue or heaviness after prolonged periods of standing. There are several risk factors for varicose veins, one of the most common being pregnancy. Many women who have never had varicose veins develop them when they become pregnant (in their legs and other areas, such as the vulva). This is because of pressure on the veins due to an increase in blood volume and a decrease in the speed that blood returns from the extremities to the heart. Heightened progesterone levels also cause the walls of the blood vessels to relax. Fortunately, varicose veins tend to improve after childbirth, especially in women who didn’t have them before their pregnancy. If they don’t get better, there are a variety of treatments available.

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The following can help you prevent or lessen varicose veins during pregnancy:

Keep moving. Don’t sit or stand for long periods of time. Walking can help your circulation.

Elevate your legs whenever possible. Prop your feet up when sitting and sleep with your feet on a pillow to promote circulation.

Watch your weight. Extra weight can be hard on your veins, so try to keep within the recommended weight range for your stage of pregnancy.

Get support. Ask your doctor about special support pantyhose or stockings, which can improve blood flow and prevent swelling. If you suspect you have a vein condition, visit veins.www.veins.wustl.edu or call 314-362-5347 (362-LEGS) to schedule an appointment with the Washington University Vein Center and learn about treatment options.


Don’t suffer with varicose veins – they are treatable. Trust your legs to a board-certified Washington University vascular specialist and get rid of painful and unsightly varicose veins for good. Call today for more information on our non-invasive treatment options.

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Four convenient locations: St. Louis City, St. Louis County, St. Charles/St. Peters, Rolla


The Dangers of Chemicals in our Skincare Products Wellness From Wendy

By Wendy Breese

George Burns said you can’t help getting older, but you don’t have to get old. This comment is a perfect segue to reveal how to slow the aging process. Use clean products on your skin. To slow the aging process we need to become experts at chemical defense in regards to our body’s largest organ, our skin. Consider a nicotine patch for those trying to quit smoking. Patches are applied directly to the skin, which delivers nicotine via the bloodstream within 26 seconds. When we use products laden with harsh, toxic chemicals that are damaging organs, causing cancers, and disrupting hormones we are accelerating the aging process. People ask why toxic chemicals are allowed in the skin care products we use. In 1938, the cosmetic and skincare industry became self regulated. They can put whatever they want in products.

Are You Ready to Feel Sensational? What is Geneveve™? Geneveve™ is a clinically-proven, single-session treatment that safely and comfortably revitalizes vaginal tissue.

Do I need the Geneveve™ treatment? Vaginal laxity is an extremely common issue for women that results from childbirth and/or aging. There are many symptoms associated with vaginal laxity, including: • Looseness of the vaginal wall or lack of tightness • Urinary incontinence • Lack of sensation and sexual desire • Vaginal dryness and lack of lubrication during sexual activity

Call or text: 314-395-9777 or email:

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A client told me her product was really good because it was very expensive and came from Switzerland. The VERY first ingredient was propylene glycol, which is antifreeze. She was paying a lot to poison herself. Propylene glycol can cause liver and heart damage, plus skin irritations such as hives, rashes or eczema. Watch out for these toxic ingredients in your shampoos, body washes, soaps, lotions, deodorants, shaving creams and any product you are applying to the skin. An investigative reporter went into a manufacturing plant to see how shampoo was made. The first ingredient was water, then salt, propylene glycol, and sodium lauryl sulfate, which is engine degreaser. It creates suds, which are completely psychological. They could put one drop of 30 botanicals, which would have absolutely no beneficial properties in that small amount, and the product could be labeled natural! They can list all 30 natural ingredients, even though it was only one drop! It is all about branding and marketing. Make the front of the bottle attractive, label it as natural when in reality we are buying expensive water with chemicals in it. That is why we should turn the bottle around and read the ingredient label. If we can’t eat it or pronounce it, we really shouldn’t be putting it on our skin. Another highly toxic ingredient is Triclosan. When triclosan is used on the skin it kills all bacteria, the good along with the bad. Triclosan is found in antibacterial soaps and hand santizers. Triclosan is linked to infertility and is a thyroid disruptor. Just as important it causes antibiotic resistance. Parabens are an inexpensive preservative found in lotion, shampoo, shaving crème, sunscreen, make-up, baby products, just to name a few. These are hormone disruptors: linked to breast cancer and infertility. In order to find high quality products look for a company with impeccable production integrity. You want to look for truly natural and organic ingredients. A company that uses beneficial botanicals and plant extracts. Lemongrass Spa products is just such a company. We provide safe alternatives to all personal care products for babies, children, teens, moms, dads, and grandparents. My goal is to provide Wellness from Wendy from the outside into the greater St Louis area one family at a time. References: A Consumer’s Dictionary of Cosmetic Ingredients By Ruth Winter, Toxic Beauty The Hidden Chemicals in Cosmetics and How They Can Harm Us By Dawn Mellowship, Healthy Beauty By Samuel Epstein MD, Detoxify or Die By Sherry Rogers, Not Just a pretty Face: The Ugly Side of the Beauty Industry By Stacy Malkan Wendy M. Breese, certified skincare consultant, entrepreneur and mother of three sons and 11 grandchildren has been involved in the health and wellness industry for over 35 years. She is currently a consultant for Lemongrass Spa Products, a 15-year-old U.S. company that manufactures and provides organic and natural personal skin care, anti-aging, and cosmetic products. For more information or to schedule a free spa hour, visit wendymbreese.com, call 636-220-9569, or email lgspa@wendymbreese.com.


Fall into Beauty During This Transitional Season by Joseph A. Muccini, MD - Board Certified Dermatologist

Fall is here. This is an ideal time to take advantage of the

concern, and more than fillers or Botox can address, fall is breathing room between the hustle bustle of summer (with the perfect time for laser and applied energy treatments that more revealing clothes, warmer weather, family vacations, resurface and ablate much of the damaged skin, resulting etc.), and the demands of the winter holidays, to explore in new, fresher looking skin that is also tighter, smoother, cosmetic rejuvenation that is otherwise untimely. The arrival and more evenly pigmented. The more dramatic of these of autumn heralds one of the best opportunities to consider treatments, and those that can accomplish the greatest effect some of the more rewarding, and slightly more aggressive, over the shortest time, involve some degree of down time, procedures to address those issues that capture our attention making them a better fit for the fall when the intensity of when we stare at our “end-of-summer face” in the mirror. active summer schedules subside. Even if the goal is to While it is possible any time of year, including the fall, to make hold off a more aggressive cosmetic treatment until after small adjustments with fillers, Botox, etc, fall is a great time to the holidays, fall is an ideal time to reflect, evaluate, plan consider those things that may have a bigger payoff, but which and save for winter rejuvenation. For those of us who are necessarily may require a bit more recovery time. unable to allocate down time for a more rigorous cosmetic transformation, even in the fall, there are alternative pathways For example, if facial texture, wrinkling, mismatched such as staged and stacked treatments that can produce coloration, or other, less limited, issues are a cause for similar results. On such an “installment program”, a greater number of less aggressive treatments are done over time and are often capable of providing analogous improvements to the more aggressive single treatment. And, because they are less aggressive, many of the installment-type treatment plans may actually involve no significant downtime. However, because multiple treatments are required over a longer period of time in this scenario, it is important to get started in the fall to make real progress before the calendar once again rolls over to summer, a time when many of us desire to be at our annual cosmetic zenith. No matter the goals, logistical considerations, obligations, etc, fall is a great time to make and implement a plan that helps us put our best face forward.

Call today to schedule an evaluation and consultation to see if you may be a candidate for one or more of the spring rejuvenation treatments described above. 314.878.0600 222 South Woods Mill Road Suite 475N | Chesterfield 63017 www.MidAmericaSkin.com On the campus of St. Luke’s Hospital.

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7 Hormones Are Preventing You From Losing Weight By Erica Hunt

Physician-administered treatments: • Precision Tx™ Laser Contouring • Pearl® and Pearl Fractional® Laser Resurfacing and Skin Tightening • Botox,® Juvederm,® Radiesse,® Restylane,® Kybella®

Esthetician-administered treatments: • Pellevé® and SkinPen® Skin Tightening • Microdermabrasion, Facials, Peels • Laser and IPL Therapies • Waxing and Eyebrow/Eyelash Tinting

314.878.0600 222 South Woods Mill Road Suite 475N | Chesterfield 63017 On the campus of St. Luke’s Hospital Joseph A. Muccini, MD Board-Certified Dermatologist Member of AAD, ASDS, AMA

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Also offering Friday and Saturday appointment times www.MidAmericaSkin.com

For women, especially over 35 years old, weight loss and maintenance is often an ongoing battle. It can be confusing determining what is best with all the options out there for weight loss. The reality is that all of them (low carb, low fat, no sugar, portion control, exercise) will enable you to lose weight. What most women struggle with is keeping that weight off. Let’s face it, yo-yo dieting can be frustrating, costly on your closet and just downright exhausting. At Complete Fitness, we offer a program that not only focuses on healthy eating choices, but also on another key component: balanced hormones. We educate our members during our 20 pounds/30 days Fast Track Program about the hormones that hold them back, and guide them through the process of resetting that delicate balance so their bodies become efficient at losing body fat. Once we reach the ideal hormonal balance, we begin to customize each member’s personal eating plan through the Listen to Your Body program. Imagine what it could be like to know exactly what foods help your body to lose weight and keep it off! The benefits don’t stop at weight loss. Our members report that the health benefits they notice far outweigh the results on the scale. Many experience lower blood pressure, more restful sleep, lower cholesterol, joint pain alleviated, hot flashes and night sweats gone, acid reflux gone and increased energy to do the things they love. Our goal is not just weight loss; we strive to teach our members a lifestyle that will keep them happy, healthy and fully alive. To begin living your best life contact Erica Hunt, Licensed Weight Loss and Life Coach, at 618-655-1515 or visit www.ericahuntwellness.com for more information about our upcoming FREE Seminars.

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Our Skin Keeps No Secrets –

It is the Storyteller! We come into the world with perfect skin – the narrative of what goes in and what goes on with our bodies. It is the largest organ of the body with the highest visibility. For instance, if your skin appears dehydrated, all other organs are dehydrated as well, and it is long past time to take action to solve the deficit. How we manage our perfect skin with lifestyle choices determines our storyline.

Nouveau professionals look at the skin – face and body – the bony structure, the soft tissue form, and the “character”, design a plan to enhance your natural beauty and manage the “character” of your story, so that you wear it with grace and elegance.

While we would like to continue life with perfect skin, life choices and age change us and our skin. If you think of photographs of the most interesting faces in the world, the faces that draw us in have great story lines. In fact, when Leonardo da Vinci taught his students to paint faces, he instructed them to begin with structure, apply form, and then develop the character. Character is what speaks to us. At Nouveau, we want to help you manage the character of your storyline.

Personal Care. Because We Care.

Skin is not static. While its beginning may appear porcelain or alabaster, it is not. It is constantly evolving in relationship to what we eat, drink, how we exercise, how we sleep and how we feel. For these reasons our skincare products, beauty treatments, and make-up needs are constantly changing as well. Change is good.

Care for your skin and body begins at birth and is a lifetime commitment. It is never too early and never too late to start.

Call us today for your personal complementary consultation. 320 S. Kirkwood Rd, Suite 104 Kirkwood, Missouri 63122 (314) 394-3314 www.NouveauMedSpa.com

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Yoga made for “Every Body” It is our belief that one should create a BALANCED yoga practice and a life of Mind, Body and Spirit. 129 West First Street, O’Fallon, IL 62269 618-624-1900 UnityYogaAndWellness.com

O’Fallon, Illinois’ newest yoga studio upholds those standards in every class they offer. When Unity Yoga & Wellness owner Timi McMillin began her yoga teaching journey, she wanted yoga to be accessible to her friends and family members that needed movement and mindfulness. Timi developed a home studio so that those who might not feel comfortable in a commercial studio would have a safe, healthy, holistic, and encouraging environment to practice. As her home studio grew, Timi knew she wanted to bring the spirit of yoga for every body; not just to her friends and family, but to the entire Metro-East area.

‘Regardless of shape, size, age, and weight, yoga is for Every Body’ In November of 2016, Timi founded Unity Yoga & Wellness on 129 West 1st Street in O’Fallon, Illinois and infused the safe, warm, and comfortable feel that her home studio had into each of the rooms at her new public studio. Our location consist of 3 yoga studios that include: • The Wall Room for wall yoga that provide deeper stretches and supported postures. • The Heated Room using infrared heat for a healthier sweat and detoxification yoga practice. • Meditation Room with a quieter atmosphere and fireplace. All rooms are fully stocked with a variety of props. Unity also offers a private, quiet outdoor space for meditation and yoga, weather permitting. Unity also has 2 Wellness rooms in which Massage, Reiki and Healing Touch is offered by appointment. Our teachers are Yoga Alliance certified and offer a variety of yoga throughout the day. Unity offers classes categorized for Mind, Body and Spirit. We encourage students to take classes from each category. We feel a balanced yoga practice will create a balanced life. The studio created specialized classes, workshops, events and retreats for yoga for all ages, beginners, body types and limitations. The studio is fully handicapped accessible. Timi McMillin brought accessible yoga to the community and by doing so created her own: The Unity Community.

Visit www.UnityYogaandWellness.com to see a schedule and learn more about the Unity Community!

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YOGA & FITNESS

A Consistent Yoga Practice =

Peak Performance

By Kellie Mathes

Yoga is the only discipline that enhances everything else we do, from competitive sports to simple daily activities. The list of benefits is expansive: • Improved flexibility • Increased muscular strength • Optimum digestive health (just to name a few) A consistent yoga practice provides the core of healthy living for all bodies. When we think about the benefits of yoga, most of us think of muscle flexibility. While the muscular benefits are vast and important, with a consistent yoga practice, all of the body’s systems improve and nagging pains go away. The number one benefit we hear from yoga practitioners is that low back pain is gone! Many practitioners lose weight and most report an overall happier outlook on life.

MUSCULAR SYSTEM: Flexible muscles are the most recognized benefit of yoga. This is great news since the muscular system is responsible for moving our body parts, maintaining the body’s posture and in the case of cardiovascular muscles, pumping oxygenated blood through our bodies, keeping us vibrant and alive. A consistent yoga practice, especially a power yoga practice, increases our muscle strength and flexibility. Strong and flexible muscles create peak performance, improve balance and reduce the risk of injury.

CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEM: While muscle flexibility improves through yoga, so does the flexibility of arteries and veins. Add vigor to your yoga practice, and the overall function of the cardiovascular system improves, especially through aerobic activity, which are key components of Hot and Power Yoga. Increased circulation of oxygenated blood, amino acids, electrolytes and more nutrient rich fluids boost the body’s natural healing system.

SKELETAL SYSTEM: Utilizing proper alignment, yoga practitioners reap proven benefits of weight bearing exercise. Strong bones are known to postpone the effects of and delay the onset of osteoporosis. With improved balance, we are less likely to fall, avoiding unnecessary injuries. A wide variety of low impact yoga classes are offered.

DIGESTIVE SYSTEM: There are many yoga poses dedicated to “wringing out” our internal organs. As practitioners learn easily accessible poses, we come to understand that the twists, holds and core work tone our internal organs by squeezing and massaging them. The more we practice, the better we feel and the greater benefit we receive.

MENTAL BENEFITS: Yoga is a breath-focused discipline. As practitioners focus on moving their bodies in time with their breath, they begin to relax. They are often meditating without realizing it. Along with the physical results of yoga, confidence grows. Confidence and an improved sense of well-being are two undeniable, regularly acknowledged benefits of yoga. Yoga strengthens the body and mind. When practiced consistently it improves overall physical and mental health. There is no greater discipline for overall health. Yoga is prescribed regularly by doctors, physical therapists, and coaches of all sports. Kellie Mathes, a Baptiste and Yoga Alliance certified yoga teacher (E-RYT 200, RYT 500) and founder of GO YOGA! express, teaches yoga classes and leads yoga teacher training programs, with an emphasis on hot and power disciplines. For more information, visit goyogaexpress. com, call 618-416-5199 or email info@goyogaexpress.com YogaandSpaMagazine.com |SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER 2017

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LOCAL YOGINIS by Tina Farmer

More and more fitness conscious women of all ages are discovering the strength benefits of yoga, a complement to the increased flexibility, improved balance, and mental clarity benefits that initially draw many to the practice. This issue’s featured yoginis find their practice of yoga also serves to release the stress of a busy modern life.

YOGA CORE & MORE Cathi Ponciroli (TOP)

Cathi, a busy attorney and the mom of three active girls, attended her first yoga class at Yoga Core & More in late 2013 because she was hoping to connect with other active moms from her kids’ school. In the three and a half years since she began, she’s noticed that yoga has changed her body and life in so many more ways that she an anticipated. Cathi feels physically and mentally stronger, and she’s much more flexible. She also appreciates the related health benefits to her practice, and notices she has fewer headaches and better manages the stresses of everyday life. Cathi earned her RYT 200 in early 2017, and she currently practices or teaches at Yoga Core & More almost every day. One of her favorite well-being routines is starting her day with yoga. She uses her early morning vinyasa-based practice to get her body moving, to ground herself, and to calm her ever-spinning mind.

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Lauren Shocklee (MIDDLE) Currently a teacher at Yoga Six St. Louis and Namaste in Kirkwood, yoga has been an important part of Lauren’s life for almost 10 years. She first tried yoga in her high school gym class and immediately fell in love with the practice and particularly the dynamic breathto-movement cues. Lauren has a background in dance and gymnastics, so she felt at ease with the movements, and she loves having the support of a positive community. When she’s not teaching or taking a yoga class, Lauren enjoys

spending time with her husband, family and friends painting, cooking, and hiking, and she loves the outdoors. An important aspect of her overall well being, yoga has impacted Lauren’s life for the better in so many ways. In addition to the physical benefits, yoga has taught her patience on and off the mat. Lauren used to work in the healthcare field where she truly learned the importance of self-care, and she believes that caring for your wellbeing is one of the most important things you can do for yourself. And investing in yourself is priceless.

GO YOGA! EXPRESS Gwen Phillips (BOTTOM)

In 2004, Gwen attended her first yoga class at the encouragement of her sister, though she didn’t feel that the practice was for her as she was too inflexible, unable to even touch her toes. A fan of fitness and activity, Gwen was an avid runner and also enjoyed high-intensity training. After her first pregnancy in 2008, Gwen turned to spinning, Pilates, and yoga to strengthen and tone without putting so much wear and tear on her body. Always looking to challenge herself, Gwen started practicing hot yoga in 2013. She found the practice was not only physically challenging, it helped her to find inner calmness, a real benefit to raising her boys. Gwen is a stay-at-home mother who enjoys cooking and keeping active with her husband and three children. She aims to attend 3 to 5 hot yoga classes a week at Go Yoga! express as part of her regular routine. When Gwen started practicing yoga she noticed the physical changes first, but it’s the emotional well being and spiritual benefits of her yoga practice that followed that have stretched deeper into her life. Always eager to learn more and dive deeper into her practice, Gwen recently started her 200 teacher training at Go Yoga! and she looks forward to sharing her knowledge and experience with others.


MEN MAT on the

by Tina Farmer

As the hot days of August begin to cool and the leaves start to turn, you may find yourself feeling less than motivated by the change in seasons. This issue’s Men on the Mat understand. They have found yoga to be a great practice for building core strength, balance, and energy through a focus on poses, posture, and alignment.

YOGA 6 STUDIO Patrick Zarrick (TOP)

A physical education teacher at an all-male high school in St. Louis, Patrick enjoys a variety of physical activities, and doesn’t let cooler temperatures keep him from rafting, mountain biking, backpacking, or enjoying his photography hobby. After practicing martial arts for 25 years, he discovered the Yoga 6 Studio during a period where he was seeking to add balance to his workout routine, and he’s been hooked ever since. In addition to the more traditional school sports taught in high schools, Patrick teaches his students yoga. One immediate difference he noticed as a result of picking up yoga was an improvement in his posture, which helped him retrain his body to quit slouching. He is also much more flexible as well as less stressed, more mindful and focused. Those benefits are the reason he’s so committed to incorporating the practice into his Phys Ed classes. An enthusiast of the great outdoors, Patrick is a leader the Outdoor Adventure Program and the Campus Activities & Security Coordinator in addition to his job as teacher and racquetball coach.

JOY OF YOGA

Matt Healey (MIDDLE) Matt attended his first yoga class in February 2016 with his wife, who bought him a Drop In class at Joy of Yoga, where he met his teacher Joy Page. As a lifelong martial artist, Matt was aware of the benefits of yoga but had never made the time to attend a class. After that first class, his hips felt 10 years younger, and he’s been hooked ever since.

Matt loves the combination of breathing, relaxation, and mindfulness, as well as the subtle activations when moving through the poses. His physical and mental awareness has also gone up, which has been a great help in his everyday life, especially at work. Matt manages a warehouse and lifts things all day long and he notices his the physical benefits of practice all the time. Additionally, his posture is much better when doing tasks such as sitting and writing.

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Kenneth Stewart (BOTTOM) Kenneth started practicing yoga as a lifestyle in 2016. Though he’d explored yoga years before, it wasn’t until his driving career started to put a strain on his body that he took yoga seriously. That’s when Kenneth realized that he was not healthy in mind, body, and spirit. When Kenneth started practicing yoga, he was overweight, overworked, and feeling major pain in his joints and muscles to the point he found it unbearable. After experiencing yoga on another level during a week-long yoga retreat in Jamaica last year, Kenneth was certain this was his path to healing. I practice at Joy of Yoga, and I’m convinced that I’m my best when I do yoga daily. He found that yoga not only has had a positive physical impact on his life, but his mental and spiritual realms have been enhanced as well. Kenneth integrates his love of yoga into his obsession of art, music, and poetry, and today he’s confident he’s living his best life.


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In the midst of everyday life, people are becoming more aware of the need to take care of themselves in a deeper way. However, most people still will put everyone else first. Women especially have been conditioned for so long to put our own needs last. What we don’t realize is that when we make the effort to put our health and well-being first, we are then able to care for others more effectively and in ways we are not aware. Many years ago, I was a working mother of four and always on the go. I was always pushing myself to exhaustion. One day our secretary stopped me and said, “Is all this rushing, hurrying, skipping meals and not making time for yourself what you want to teach your daughters?” What a huge wake up call that was. I certainly did not want my children to live by my example so I quickly started looking at what needed to change in my life. That was almost twenty years ago and it’s still not easy to put myself first but I realize now how it affects others around me.

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As the years moved on, I began learning more about our energy systems and how they work. Though most people can’t see them, these systems have a profound effect on our health and happiness. I also learned how we ‘share energy’. You may notice when you walk in a room, if someone is upset or frazzled, you can feel like something is ‘off ’. Simply because someones energy is not in balance, it can still affect you. This energy actually travels; to family members, friends and even strangers. You have also probably noticed when you are around someone who feels good, happy and balanced, it feels good to be around them. By knowing how our energy affects others and learning to keep it in check, not only do our children feel better, our family, colleagues and everyone we come into contact with can also benefit. Just by taking a few extra minutes to balance our system, we are simply making an effort to help everyone around us have a better day. What a beautiful example to set for your children and others! Marilyn Eagen of Harmony Healthcare, owner of The Peace Place 2841 Barrett Station Rd. She is a Shaman, Energy Medicine Practitioner, Spiritual life coach and Reiki Master Teacher. For more information, contact her at me@ marilyneagen.com or call at 314-330-4156. She is available for one on one session in person or by phone. She teaches classes and facilitates groups and ceremonies, is available to speak to your group and host your small group at her facility. She is also a representative of Kangen water, Antioxidant Alkalized water system.

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Skeletal Strength Improves Overall Health

The skeletal system is the foundation for your body and provides more than just strength and protection. It is arguably one of the most critical systems of the human body, and by implementing a strategy to care for and strengthen it, many experience the following results:

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Improved Athletic Performance Improved Bone Density Improved Posture Improved Balance Less Joint and Back Pain

Research shows that the stimulus required to trigger osteogenesis (growth of healthy bone tissue) is 4.2 multiples of body weight (4.2 MOB). Achieving that level of stimulus would be difficult for many without the Spectrum System. However, OsteoStrong members easily, safely and without injury or pain, achieve forces in excess of 5 to 12 times their own body weight. High-impact is one of the most powerful stimuli the musculoskeletal system can experience. The scientific research shows that the results are available to people of all ages and fitness levels.

OsteoStrong is a unique place where you can go to improve your overall health by focusing on the one thing we all have in common: a skeletal system. It works for people of all ages and levels of activity to promote skeletal strength which impacts the entire body in many ways using a process known as Osteogenic Loading. Sessions are quick, painless, and the results are measurable and happen quickly. OsteoStrong’s Spectrum system was invented by the Father of Osteogenic Loading, Dr. John Jaquish, Ph.D. Dr. Jaquish is the Chief Science Advisor for OsteoStrong and author of Osteogenic

Spectrum consists of 4 separate devices. Under the supervision of a trained technician, each Spectrum device allows individual members to experience the precise level of force for their musculoskeletal system. Members only need to experience brief levels of force

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to get the benefits. The entire circuit only takes few minutes to complete and once the stimulus has been experienced, the central nervous system can trigger osteogenesis.

Improved Athletic Performance OsteoStrong technology has been shown to trigger bone density growth, but why does this matter to an athlete? Other than protection from fractures, skeletal strengthening in many cases eliminates limitations to plateaus and muscle growth. As many have seen with OsteoStrong, bone density can be brought to levels more than two standard deviations above what is considered to be normal. This means your body has a more powerful frame, will allow more muscular engagement and thereby more muscular strength and power. Missouri’s first OsteoStrong facility is now open in Creve Coeur at 12333 Olive Blvd. A 2nd facility is opening in O’Fallon, MO this Fall. To experience this profound system for FREE, CALL OsteoStrong today and request 2 FREE sessions! 314-300-6902 or go to: www.OsteoStong.ME


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Make Life Work for You

By Jill Dunlap

Make life work for you, by choosing to make your health and wellbeing a priority. Whether you’re single, married, a working mom or retired, today’s fast paced lifestyle can present a challenge to remaining strong in body, mind and spirit. Juggling responsibilities that consume the day allow little time for preserving and maintaining our health. CNN recently reported Americans spend as much as 10 hours a day on screen time alone. Therefore, approximately half of our day is spent either on our computer, smartphone or in front of the television. The good news is that this is an area where we can take control and use our time in a more productive and physically active way. I believe yoga provides that opportunity. As stated in an AARP article on Alternative Medicine/ Health Benefits of Yoga, a Yoga Journal study found the following trend: That same article stated researchers have found that the benefits of yoga include reduced incidence of chronic back pain, improved sleep quality and mood, a better sense of well-being and quality of life in addition to other lifestyle improvements.

“14 million Americans say that a doctor or therapist recommended yoga to them.”

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The first step towards preserving our health is to take responsibility and recognize the areas we can control and improve. Reducing your screen time by just three hours a week would allow that time to be used to the practice of yoga would provide a healthier alternative. As a yoga studio owner and teacher I empower my students through the practice of yoga to achieve the following objectives: • Increased control of the body while improving flexibility, strength and balance. • The ability to quiet the monkey mind and achieve a peaceful state of mind through meditation. • Encouragement to trust your instincts (your spirit within), to guide you through life’s difficult times. Jill Dunlap is a yoga teacher and the owner of Wildwood Yoga & Wellness located at 17237 New College Ave. in Wildwood, MO. Wildwood Yoga and Wellness center offers a peaceful, welcoming environment to begin your journey to a healthier life.


Success with Support By April Porter, Owner 9 Round STL

Success involves pain. For success in fitness, the pain may be physical soreness after a workout, avoiding overindulgence on a night out, getting up early to fit in a workout, or looking inward and learning some hard truths about yourself. The difference between those that are successful in fitness and those that are not boils down to who can push past the pain to feel the elation of success. The reality is, anyone can push past the pain, most just need a little help in doing so, which is why working out with a trainer is the most effective way to achieve lasting results. Think about it. Even professional athletes, who have an internal drive to triumph, use a trainer to power through the day-to-day reps it takes to reach their ultimate goals. If those getting paid millions of dollars to stay in shape need a knowledgeable guide to design their workouts and motivate them, why should the average person be expected to do it on their own? The difficult part for the average person is the high cost of personal attention, which is why 9Round 30 Minute Kickbox Fitness was founded. 9Round provides a trainer with every workout, motivating, guiding and tailoring the daily workout to the client’s individual needs. 9Round also eliminated class times, allowing clients to pop into the gym at their convenience, as trainers start a new workout every 3 minutes. The assistance of a trainer makes a workout much more efficient. 9Round clients achieve the optimal intensity and calorie burn in just 30 minutes, rather than wasting an hour at the gym each day.

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Sweet Peace Yoga

Settles Into Their New

Home, Sweet Home By Melody Meiners

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tepping through the bright blue doors of Sweet Peace Yoga’s new home in downtown Kirkwood, you can immediately appreciate that this studio is special. From the welcoming foyer and grand mirror that greets you at the top the staircase, inherited from this historic home’s time as Cafe Victorian to the beautifully painted, light-filled rooms, there is tranquil, uplifting feel that fills the studio’s new 142 West Monroe address.

“I thought we could add a juice bar, a coffee shop, a massage therapist, and even music lessons.”

‘Sweet Peace is committed to providing a supportive, enriching, and unintimidating environment for people of all ages and abilities...’ Sweet Peace Yoga’s new studio is in the historic Hoffman-Ward House. (Built in the 1880’s as a wedding gift for Elizabeth Hoffman and her husband, steamboat captain Thomas Ward, Hoffman-Ward is one of the quintessential homes that lend Kirkwood its historic character. Since a 1975 restoration, the Hoffman-Ward House has been home to a locally-owned restaurant, craft boutique, and antique store.) Sweet Peace now shares the building with an equally health-minded bicycle and pedestrian trail planning firm. In a delightful, serendipitous twist the shared sign in the front yard is underscored by the tagline, “creating active communities.” When trying to find a new home for the studio, Sweet Peace Yoga’s owner, Liz Roodman, was determined to find a place that reflected Sweet Peace’s philosophy and mission. Sweet Peace is committed to providing a supportive, enriching, and unintimidating environment for people of all ages and abilities, from the curious beginner to athletes and future yoga teachers, and from expectant to retired mothers and men. After nearly a decade sharing space with Kirkwood Music Institute, just up the stairs from Sweet Peace’s namesake the Sugar Shack, the studio explored a few options including commercial space adjacent to a sandwich shop and shared space with a real estate company, and but none quite fit. When Liz drove by the historic Hoffman-Ward House and saw it was for lease, she knew the space was as perfect as it was beautiful. Located only two blocks from Sweet Peace’s original studio, the home’s elegant Italianate design radiated peace and strength. However, Liz was disappointed to find the space was too large and the landlord was not interested in dividing the building. To make it work, Liz considered expanding the studio’s business to include other offerings,

(Pictured above:) Almost 136 years after it was designed as a nod to Ward’s work as a steamboat captain, this porthole window is now the perfect location for the Sweet peace logo.

While diversification would have made full use of the space, a major expansion would have changed the warm, intimate feel that defines Sweet Peace. Liz was also committed to keeping prices affordable, so she opted to continue working until she found the right solution. Not long after the landlord contacted Liz with the news he planned to divide the space, Sweet Peace was settling into their perfect, new home where they could continue their mission of providing a cozy, tranquil practice space for their clientele. Liz explained, “What makes Sweet Peace unique is that it’s an enriching and warm environment where you feel as if you are practicing yoga with friends in the comfort of your home.” About the Author: Melody Meiners is a freelancer writer and ghostwriter who lives and works in Kirkwood, MO. She has written features articles for local magazines, served as a ghostwriter on business, memoir and historical books, and is a lecturer and continuing education instructor in the writing and literature programs for St. Louis Community College’s Continuing Education program. She balances her writing with avid running and yoga to maintain health, flexibility, and clarity.

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THE WORLD’S SMARTEST WORKOUT What if fitness worked out for you? The “Just Get Moving” message just hasn’t worked out and 21st century fitness professionals, and successful health transformers, no longer view minutes of movement as the metric to watch. People are too busy for timeconsuming activity based programs and over the last decade the focus has shifted onto strength-based exercise. Researchers have demonstrated that muscle quality is a primary marker of fitness and healthy aging. Muscle quality is a leading indicator of the health of every system of the body including the neurological, skeletal, hormonal, cardiovascular, metabolic and immune systems. The Smart20™ workout is based on muscle fiber physiology and the key to deep muscle fiber activation is achieving the right intensity of effort. Our Coaches use advanced technologies to measure the unique muscular ability of each of our clients. Every one-on-one workout is energized by both a coach and motivating real-time digital feedback. Our safe and efficient workout activates more muscle fibers than conventional exercise by focusing on both concentric and eccentric loading. We are able to activate more muscle fibers than with conventional exercise. Our world-leading training technologies power workouts that are strong enough for elite athletes and smart enough for the not-yet-so-fit. Our clients are able to connect to each workout with digital feedback, that gives them complete access to all their exercise history. Strength has been called the primary marker of health and fitness and our connected methodology features the most accurate and informative personal strength tests in the fitness industry. Brian Cygan, Founder and CEO of The Exercise Coach® has been developing and delivering high quality exercise programs, like his Smart20™ Workout for over 16

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“Our world-leading training technologies power workouts that are strong enough for elite athletes and smart enough for the not-yet-so-fit.” years. Through his life-long study of exercise physiology and training methods, he has discovered that brief, focused exercise is the most effective way to achieve strength, weight loss, and overall wellness. This is part of his “integration strategy,” which works for people who are “interested in getting fit without becoming fitness fanatics.” The Exercise Coach® founded in 2000, has been named among The Top Emerging Franchises for the second year in a row by Franchise Business Review and has been featured on ABC, NBC, CBS, Fox News, & USA Today.

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You?

The Key to a Beautiful

Combination Therapy

Eternity Med Spa is one of the oldest and most respected Medical Spas in the St. Louis Metropolitan area. They believe that combination therapy is the key to a beautiful you. For 12 years, they have treated over 10,000 clients across the globe, helping to provide healthy, long-term solutions for their clients using combination therapy treatments. The underlying philosophy at Eternity Med Spa is “Inspiring Confidence.” They believe building your self-confidence is the key to their success, and their goal is to help you look and feel your very best. Because we all come from different backgrounds and have different life styles, Eternity Med Spa specializes in multiple modalities, with treatment recommendations specialized for your specific needs. Available treatments include dermal fillers, skin laxity and tightening, fine lines and deep wrinkle repair, anti-aging, acne and scar treatments, deep collagen stimulation, fat cell destruction and body contouring, deep and superficial laser treatments, hair rejuvenation treatments, nutrition, and so much more. Combination Therapy as published in Aesthetics Journal: There are many factors that contribute to aging of the face. Whether it’s loss of volume, lines and wrinkles, sagging, heavy jowls, or a declining skin condition, the numerous signs of aging often have different causes. As such,

when treating the aging face, one treatment or procedure rarely addresses all aesthetic concerns. Most experts agree that whichever part of the face, body, or whatever aesthetic concern, the optimum line of defense is to combine a number of treatments to achieve the best results. According to practitioners interviewed for this article, when deciding which combination(s) to use to treat a particular patient, the most important element is to interpret the patient’s concerns and determine the underlying problem. “What a patient sees is the end result of various factors, and it’s our job to ascertain what those factors are and to treat them accordingly,” comments Dr Elisabeth Dancey from the Bijoux Medi-Spa. “For example, a patient might say, ‘I look tired.’ The reason is that their face has lost some volume, they’ve lost the support of the tissues, they’ve lost the roundness, and they’ve lost the way the

light reflects on their face – as a consequence, they look tired. So the treatment would be to replace that volume with fillers, for example. Or patients may say, ‘I’ve got a saggy jaw line,’ and, again, that’s the end result of many things, including volume loss and skin laxity. My choice of treatments takes that into consideration.” This is the exact mentality Eternity Med Spa uses to treat their clients. This is why their clients trust them completely.

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Healthy Women

Thrive

Through Feminine Movement The concept of “Feminine Movement” goes beyond women’s fitness, nurturing not only the female body, but also her mind and soul. Only one unique studio in the St. Louis area – Sacred Movement in St. Charles – offers a one-of-a-kind curriculum and special events to provide this holistic approach for women who are seeking something more than a typical yoga or dance class. “Our mission at Sacred Movement is to hold space for women to remember their wild feminine nature, to facilitate self-healing through movement and to build an empowered and conscious community of women and girls,” says studio owner Jenn Kasper. A lifelong dancer herself, Jenn has trained and achieved certifications in multiple disciplines over the last two decades, and personally teaches many of the classes at Sacred Movement.

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enn’s main goal is to encourage women to live in the space of the sacred feminine and not become consumed by toxic messaging that can promote body shame.

“When women feel removed from their bodies, they live inside their minds and become disconnected from their emotions,” Jenn says. “The best way to heal this is to physically reconnect with our bodies. When we invite our mind to listen to what our body is saying, it strengthens our intuition. This is what makes us stronger and more confident, and rekindles our sparkle.” Sacred Movement provides many different styles of movement classes for women such as S Factor’s® Fluid Feminine Movement®, American Tribal Style® Belly Dance, Qoya and Vinyasa flow yoga. All of the classes taught at Sacred Movement highlight three distinct feminine characteristics – flow, connection with one’s breath, and rounder, more circular bodily movements. Most importantly, every class is designed for women of all ages (16+), body types and abilities.


“Every class at Sacred Movement focuses on moving the parts of a woman’s body in the way they were designed for her to move,” Jenn says. “It’s all about how it feels, not how it looks. So if it feels good, then you are doing it right!” The studio also hosts a variety of special events, including monthly Red Tent gatherings, mind-body workshops and Sacred SEEDs, a mentoring and empowerment program for girls ages 10-15. The studio can also be rented for private dance lessons like “Shimmy Showers” or for a fun and memorable girls’ night out or for a customized, sensual bachelorette party. “Sacred Movement’s curriculum helps women shift their perspective,” Jenn says. “These are no-kidding workouts, but they will make you feel like you’ve spent a day at the spa. Our goal is to for women to leave relaxed, rejuvenated and energized, but also feeling openheartedly feminine, clear-minded and completely re-centered.

American Tribal Style ® Belly Dance: ®®

ATS® is a beautiful dance form that teaches women to tune into the voice of their feminine bodies, while communicating with others through the ancient art of belly dance. No prior dance experience is necessary, as these fun classes celebrate the female form in all of her beautiful shapes, sizes and abilities. Sacred Movement’s ATS® classes create a visual conversation that is as powerful to watch as it is to create.

Fluid Feminine Movement : ®

FFM by S Factor® is a sensual workout for body and soul that is intelligently designed to open the female body into full, free expression. It strengthens and elongates the body through movements specifically designed for women. FFM builds muscle and strength where the feminine body asks for them – while acknowledging the unique rounded curves that women naturally embody. The studio is intentionally darkened to give each woman in class a feeling of privacy and safety so they focus on how they feel, not how they look. ®

Vinyasa Flow Yoga:

Open to all levels of experience, this yoga class is designed to mindfully move the feminine body with the pace of her breath. The class ranges from gentle to moderate flows where heartopening breath work and postures are synchronized to music. While attuning to the sensations that arise within your own body, the habitual ways of moving and thinking can be acknowledged and released. With focused intention and relaxation, women gain a feeling of openness allowing an expanded experience of self-realization.

Qoya:

Qoya is based on the simple idea that through movement, women remember. The freestyle movements in this class help women remember the core essence that they are wise, wild and free. This class brings forth wisdom from yoga, wildness from creative dance and the freedom to expand a woman’s capacity for sensual pleasure.

For more information about Sacred Movement’s class offerings or current schedule, visit the studio’s website at www.SacredMovementStudio.com or call (314) 398-8184. YogaandSpaMagazine.com |SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER 2017

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(including your brain!) Typically, when we think about being “fit”, we think about our physical fitness— exercising to burn fat and build muscle and paying attention to what we’re eating. While exercise and nutrition are highly important to overall health, this fall make it a point to focus on your brain fitness. Why is brain fitness important? Here’s the facts: Alzheimer’s and Dementia are on the rise. As of 2017, the Alzheimer’s Association stated that Alzheimer’s kills more than Breast Cancer and Prostate Cancer combined. Two-thirds of Americans with Alzheimer’s are female, and in her 6th decade, her risk is 1 in 6 for developing the disease. It’s time to talk solutions. As a whole, we’re very well aware of the connection between a deficient body and disease. But do we know how to prevent or reverse the damage to our body? The secret to being Brain Fit lies within the 5 Essentials to Health. Keeping these five areas of our lifestyle in check, will prove to not only prevent cognitive decline, but they can reverse the brain fog. First is our Mindset and how we let stress affect us. During stressful situations our bodies produce hormones that, when released in excess, can overload our brain and kill brain cells. Second is our Nervous System which, when protected well by the spinal column, is solely responsible for orchestrating the repair of our brain. The third essential is Nutrition, eating real food and avoiding neurotoxins like MSG will prevent toxic brain overload and damage. Fourth, is proper Exercise. Simply moving our bodies more will increase endorphins and deliver oxygen to our brain. Exercise is the single best activity we can do for our brains. It helps regenerate cells and reduces oxidative damage caused by stress. And lastly, monitoring our exposure to toxins and heavy metals that drown our brain and choke it’s normal function. Being Brain Fit is an around-the-clock job that’s worth it. Our bodies are highly functioning systems that are designed to take care of us for 80-100 years – so treat it well with the 5 Essentials to Healthy Living! Dr. Beth Barnes is a Chiropractor, Maximized Living Doctor, and owner of Turning Point Chiropractic located at 14784 Manchester Road Ballwin, MO 63011. Her health clinic delivers care that allows patients to turn towards a lifestyle of health and healing. She is on a mission to eliminate unnecessary sickness and suffering in her community. Dr. Barnes may be reached at 636.220.3091 or www.MLTurningPointChiropractic.com

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Beat the Bloat

Feel Your Best

What does it mean to be a healthy woman? You’ve probably heard a million different tips...how do you know what is actually true? When I was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis, I had to put aside what I’d been told for years and learn what healthy looked like for me. I don’t count calories. I don’t diet. Instead, I look at clean eating as a lifestyle. Because of my RA, I avoid foods that cause inflammation in my body to reduce my pain. I do this by staying away from refined carbs, sugar, dairy and irritating grains. Just because I avoid foods, it doesn’t mean I’m deprived of delish dishes. I do food coaching and meal planning as part of my business, klean&lean, so I’m constantly trying new recipes for me, my family and my clients.

You can start by changing just a few ingredients to make a recipe “klean”. One of my favorite ways to “klean” up a recipe is swapping a veggie in place of a carb. For example, cauliflower makes a great substitute for rice, pizza crust or mashed potatoes! You can also use zucchini in place of noodles in lasagna and spaghetti. Swapping veggies for carbs fills me up without the bloat!

By Monica Koch

Monica Koch is the owner of klean&lean and has been in the fitness industry for more than 30 years. She uses her experience to help her clients make small changes to see big results. Monica Koch AFFA personal and group fitness Dimvaloo Presenter Sponsored by 1st PhormClimawear Ambassador, Lululemon Ambassador www.kleanandlean.com

Staying away from these inflammatory foods not only helps me look my best (again, no bloat!) it helps me feel my best. I have more energy now than I did ten years ago. To me, being healthy means having tons of energy to sweat once a day and keep up with my two girls!

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The term “pig-headed” is offensive but I want to draw attention to common practices which can ultimately slaughter a couple’s ability to communicate. When loving partners carelessly trample each other with rudeness and stubbornness, their communication deteriorates. As your communication ability deteriorates, so does your relationship. P.I.G. is an acronym for three disruptive habits: predicting, insisting, and guessing. Each habit creates P.I.G headed conversations. There is no place for these bad behaviors in a couple’s communication. Here’s what “P.I.G. - headed” sounds like. PREDICTING: You “think” you know what he’s going to say so you either tune him out or abruptly cut him off. This is a horrible habit even if you may be or are often “right”. Interrupting and tuning out are rude and reduce the quality of interactive communication. With a less “chatty” spouse, you may also discourage him from becoming more talkative. Couple communication is mutually influenced by the instinctive patterns of “short” and “long” talkers. I expand on this topic through various couple’s stories in my book, The Marriage Whisperer. INSISTING: You “are sure” you know what your partner means by his words better than he does.

This is a terrible move even if you think you know him well. You do not “get” to tell your partner what he means or how he feels; only what you understand. Eventually, he may conclude, “What’s the use of sharing my thoughts or feelings when she doesn’t listen and tells me they are wrong anyway?” GUESSING: When you are not particularly clear on what he said, you guess what he means. You do not clarify.

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Instead, you hold an “imaginary conversation in your head” with him (he’d probably say this and then he’d get irritated, and then carry on with blah, blah, blah). So to “save time” and “eggshells”, you give a short-cut response without even hearing what he’d actually say. Whether you are an equal P.I.G. - headed participant or alone on either side, you can avoid these muddy conversations with your partner. Always maintain awareness to insure courtesy and open-mindedness in every communication. Patt Hollinger Pickett, SEICC, LPC, LMFT, MEd, PhD Expert Relationship Consultant St. Louis Emotional Intelligence Center --HireCoach 15421 Clayton Road, G3, Ballwin, MO 63011 Local: 636-671-9933 OR 877- HireCoach (447-3262) DrPatt@HireCoach.com www.HireCoach.com

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he toughest workout in town. The ultimate destressor. The fountain of youth. These are just a few of the many ways long-time students describe yoga at Pure Hot Yoga St. Louis.

“When you are doing the same poses repeatedly, you are able to see where you are today in relation to yesterday. It allows you to tune in to those subtle changes in your body.” Erin explains.

“The beauty of this style of yoga is that all ages, shapes, and ability levels can practice in the same class together and receive the benefits,” co-owner Carol Stocks says. “If you are willing to take the challenge and put in the work,“ she says, “the benefits are limitless. There is nothing else like it.” When Erin Stack and Carol Stocks first opened their bikram method studio at 6630 Clayton Rd in 2003, they were on the cusp of this “new” workout that a lot of people were not familiar with. “We had to explain to a lot of people what yoga even was.” says Erin. “And then the looks we would get when we said that the room is heated to 105 degrees…well, we still get those looks sometimes.”

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While “new” to St. Louis, this style of yoga has been around since the ‘70s with its roots in asanas (postures) from the Ghosh lineage, which dates back much further. Pure Hot Yoga offers the truest form of hot yoga.

The series of 26 poses and 2 breathing exercises is taught in the same order every class and is designed to open up joints while balancing muscular alignment and improving the body’s biomechanics. One of the benefits to their particular studio is that the routine is repetitive.

As for the heat, they say it reduces the risk of injuries and allows you to stretch further in comfort. Recently, they have seen an influx of men in the 35-50+ age range who have tried everything else to stay in shape but have those nagging injuries, back, knee, etc., that they just can’t shake through traditional workouts. They come to the hot yoga class and are hooked not only for the healing benefits but also for the strength and endurance that allows them to continue the other activities that they love. “The beauty is that it’s never too late to start,” Carol says. “You have to take responsibility for your body and put the work in, but you can help to heal yourself.” Both women say they still feel like they are in their 20’s (despite the fact that they are twice that age) and love the community they have created. “We love getting to know our students on a more personal level. Our students trust us to lead them through this journey, and we take that very seriously,“ Carol says. “The yoga definitely helps us continue to feel young,” Erin adds. “We have found that the students who started with us so many years ago honestly look exactly the same or better than they did when they began!” While we all have gone through injuries and ailments, this yoga is always part of our healing process. I can’t imagine my life without it.” Erin says. YogaStLouis.com {hot yoga} 314.644.2226 {cool people} 6630 Clayton Rd.


The Natural Health Cabin promotes optimal health for all An invitation to experience the Natural Health Cabin is the opportunity to visit a very welcoming, peaceful, secluded, and comforting place. Nestled in the woods far away from the hustle and bustle of noise and crowds, the Cabin is dedicated to helping those seeking to improve their life and health through natural healing arts.

The Cabin welcomes all individuals looking to make a strong commitment and be proactive in health maintenance and prevention as well as those in a desperate situation. Our coaching addresses your individual health scenario, and guest presenters focus on helping you be as healthy as you can be.

Visitors to the Natural Health Cabin are encouraged to adapt three straightforward directives into their daily lifestyle: 1. Hydration the foundation to all health, as applied through Wayback Water

2. Enzymes & Probiotics their incorporation is foundational during metabolic activity at the cellular level, as detailed in enriching gifts

3. Elimination The Swiss Secret to Optimal Health, by Dr. Thomas Rau, recommends eliminating Gluten (wheat, rye, and oats), Dairy, Sugar, Alcohol, and Caffeine to optimize your diet Working in harmony with the guests and visiting presenters, we promote regained or sustained health and wellness through various modalities including: dowsing, energy medicines, essential oils, matrix healing, microscop (live blood readings), nutritionals, physicists, and Wayback Water. As they help others, our presenters often benefit from the shared knowledge and education, and visitors yearning to seek the different modalities offered frequently say “I want to live here!�

For more information or to plan your visit, go to www.naturalhealthcabin.com. [Links Included in story] Wayback Water: www.waybackwater.com Enriching Gifts: www.enrichinggifts.com

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Healthy Hormones By Dr. Seth Gerlach

When is the last time you thought about your hormones? For some it may be years, for others, it may be minutes! Whether it is pre-menopause, post-menopause, pregnancy, or puberty, having healthy and balanced hormones is one major key to good health. Did you know that different organs in your body help regulate your hormones? And did you know that lifestyle factors (the things you do every day) have an enormous impact on your hormones? There are many different kinds of hormones in the body, like cortisol: the stress hormone which keeps us going until we de-stress. Another hormone is DHEA: which helps build and maintain the body, and insulin: which regulates blood sugar. All these hormones can impact one another and can control many functions in the body like: mood, immune health, digestion, libido, brain function, thyroid function and so much more.

Guide to Healthy Hormones: ✦ Fix the Gut. Yes, the gut! The majority of inflammation begins in the gut, and can lead to hormonal imbalances. Not only that, the bacteria in our gut determine many processes in the body, such as immune regulation, mood, blood sugar regulation, thyroid hormone conversion, and weight stability.

✦ Good Liver, Good Hormones. The liver is a busy organ. It is the main detoxification organ, responsible for balancing blood sugar, aiding in digestion, and also the correct disposal of hormones. When hormones are not broken down and gotten rid of, they build up, causing severe imbalances.

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Early Detection is your best defense. Stephanie Stemmler

At Siteman Cancer Center, radiologists interpret only breast exams. Siteman Cancer Center is committed to early detection of breast cancer through mammography and other screening methods. At Siteman, a dedicated team of Washington University radiologists and radiologic technologists who specialize in mammography interpret more than 50,000 breast exams every year. That’s all they do, all day, every day. They are mammography experts with the skill, expertise and experience to make a difference. At Siteman, every mammogram is read by radiologists who specialize in comprehensive breast imaging. That means 100 percent of the time, these specialists are dedicated to interpreting breast images. All of our radiologists are Washington University physicians affiliated with the internationally recognized Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology. All radiology technologists on staff have advanced certification in breast mammography and have undergone rigorous training in breast anatomy and physiology, positioning and compression, as well as imaging of patients with breast implants.

Their expertise and experience mean clear images the first time and every time. At Siteman we provide all digital breast-imaging services, including:

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For your convenience, Siteman provides mammograms at four facilities as well as in a mobile mammography van: Joanne Knight Breast Health Center at the Center for Advanced Medicine, 4921 Parkview Place, at Washington University Medical Center. Highlands Medical Building, 1110 Highlands Plaza Drive East, St Louis, MO 63110, south of Forest Park. Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, 969 N. Mason Road, Creve Coeur, MO 63141. Center for Advanced MedicineSouth County, 5201 Midamerica Plaza, St. Louis, MO 63129 Suite 1600

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Siteman’s mobile mammography van offers screenings by appointment at various locations in the St. Louis area and beyond. Using state-of-the-art digital equipment that emits the lowest possible radiation dose, technologists obtain two views of each breast. Each exam takes about 15 minutes, requiring very little time from a woman’s busy schedule. To schedule a Siteman mammogram at any location, call 1-800-600-3606, or visit www.SitemanMammogram.wustl.edu. Stephanie Stemmler is a former television journalist and is now a healthcare writer based in St. Louis, MO


Seeing the Vision

The single most rewarding aspect of my job is that every day I have an opportunity to make a positive impact in people’s lives by changing the way they see the world around them. It’s always a joyous moment when our laser eye surgery patients can shed their contacts and glasses, but for some patients, the experience is incredibly moving — for both of us.

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Recently, a patient named Angie came into our office. For 40 years, she’d struggled with her vision. Without her glasses, she couldn’t even read the big “E” on the eye chart. Angie told me the story of how, when her daughters were younger, she would dress them in neon swimming suits when they went swimming. It wasn’t to be fashionable; without her contacts or glasses, neither of which she could wear in the water, she couldn’t tell which children were hers if they wore anything different. Several months ago, she and her husband decided to make laser vision correction a priority. They saved up and made an appointment with another St. Louis LASIK provider and made the three-hour drive from her southern Missouri home to come for their consult. I could feel the excitement and hope Angie must have had that day of her first LASIK exam as she shared her story with me. Then I felt her heartbreak as she told me how devastated she had been to learn that her corneas were too thin and her vision too impaired to undergo LASIK. Angie doesn’t strike me as someone who cries easily, but tears streamed down her face that day as she climbed back into her car for the long ride home. Angie left her eye doctor that day with new resolve. She was not content to take “no” for an answer. She got online and found Brinton Vision, then called to make her appointment. To Angie, we represented the last thread of hope that she had to be able to see the faces of her children and husband without being shackled by glasses or contacts. Angie’s story is not unusual. Every week I see patients who have been told by other doctors that they are not candidates for LASIK. When these patients do their homework, they realize that LASIK is only one of seven refractive procedures available. Other options — ASA, Raindrop inlay, Kamra inlay, RLE, Visian ICL, and SMILE — may, and often do work for them when LASIK does not. The problem is that these procedures involve significant investment in training and equipment by the surgeons who perform them — which is why not many do. My personal philosophy is that my patients’ vision is worth the investment.

I followed in my grandfather’s and my father’s footsteps when I chose to go into ophthalmology, and was taught early on that, whatever I did with my life and my career, I have an obligation to do it well. To that end, I’ve spent many years making sure I prepared to serve as best I could. Patients often tell me that those efforts and those ideals are evident when they walk into Brinton Vision. I take great pride in being the only full-time, dedicated refractive surgeon in Missouri to have the technology, expertise, and experience to perform LASIK and all six of its modern variations. At the same time, I’m humbled by the thought that the things my staff and I accomplish each day affect people in profound ways. For Angie, ICL surgery was, in her words, “life-changing.” Within 15 minutes, years of struggling to see were replaced with nothing shy of sheer joy. She now has better than 20/20 vision without glasses or contacts. I cannot find the words to adequately describe how elated she was in the moments afterward — or the feeling of deep fulfillment that her success gives me and the 12 members of my staff. I am inspired by patients like her. Her journey to visual freedom has been hard-fought, and she refused to give up. Purpose is the most effective force in the world, and smiles are the greatest reward. Stories like Angie’s renew my passion for my career every day, and fill me with gratitude for the opportunity I have to live a life filled with purpose. St. Louis LASIK surgeon Dr. Jason P. Brinton, MD is a internationally recognized specialist in the field of refractive surgery. He is a graduate of Harvard College, earned his medical doctorate from the Harvard Medical School, and is board certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology. He has been inducted to America’s Top Ophthalmologists by the Consumer Research Council of America, Leading Physicians of the World by the International Association of Healthcare Professionals, and Top Doctors in America by Castle Connolly. In 2015, he received global recognition as the recipient of the Visian ICL Young Ophthalmologist Award in Barcelona, Spain, and in 2016 was named Ocular Surgery News’ Premier Surgeon 300 Innovators in Refractive Cataract Surgery. In 2017, he was named in Top Doctors in St. Louis. He is a dedicated husband, father of four beautiful children, and is passionate about his life, his work, and service to others.

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Healthy Living through Medical Astrology By Dr. Gail Cloud

There is nothing better than feeling good and being healthy. When we are young we often take it for granted. When we are older we often talk about wishing we were healthy. Our health can be a limiting factor in our lives; or not.

Drink Juice. Feel Amazing.

I have a new tool in my toolbox of health called Medical Astrology. I am a Chiropractic physician, an astrologer, and a family systems facilitator. I am all about health and what we can do to live in health. Medical astrology is a way of looking at our genetic blueprint: the dynamic blueprint of our birth which is our natal astrology chart, and the dynamics of change around us, and who and what we are influenced by today. Each planet is representative of a person within us. We can see what we are genetically predisposed to, see what might be influencing us and our health in the present, and develop ideas and protocols of how to work with these influences so we can be whole and healthy. Our healthcare system is not developed around prevention but around a crisis. Medical astrology is all about learning about ourselves, seeing our possible weaknesses, and then developing ways to make us stronger. Chiropractic helps us to realign our neuromuscular system, to learn the voices of our body, and to give helpful intervention towards our health. Let’s get healthy. Contact me to get your own chiropractic and medical astrology session. Gail Cloud, DC. Family Constellations, Chiropractic, Psychological Astrology

Now Open at Berry Road Crossing off Manchester Road in Rock Hill. www.ilovejuicebar.com

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To schedule an appointment contact me at: www.bodypresencing.com or email: gail@bodypresencing.com, 314-995-9755


Embarrassed When You Cough, Laugh or Sneeze?

Stress urinary incontinence (SUI) happens when physical movement or activity— such as coughing, sneezing, running or heavy lifting — puts pressure (stress) on your bladder, causing the unintentional loss of urine. It isn't related to psychological stress and also differs from urge urinary incontinence (UUI), which is the unintentional loss of urine caused by the bladder muscle contracting, usually associated with a sense of urgency. Stress incontinence is much more common in women than men. If you have stress incontinence, you may feel embarrassed, isolate yourself, or limit your work and social life, especially exercise and leisure activities. Enter Geneveve™ by Viveve! Geneveve™ is a safe, non-surgical approach for revitalizing vaginal tissue. Just like skin, vaginal tissue can become loose or ‘lax’ over time from childbirth, hormone

deficiency or pelvic surgeries. Vaginal laxity leads to issues with sexual sensation, lubrication and urinary incontinence, which can impact a woman’s overall sense of wellbeing. Clinical studies have shown that during the Geneveve™ treatment, the natural formation of younger, more supportive collagen is activated, which gradually, over the subsequent three to six months, strengthens and revitalizes the area. The Centre for Vibrant Health and Wellness (www.drsalter.com) is the first in the St. Louis area to offer the new Geneveve™ treatment.


Don’t delay. Schedule your next eye exam today! Eye exams available 7 days a week. Most major vision plans accepted. On site lab with same-day glasses available.

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Healthy Eating Beyond “Natural” and “Organic” As the society continues to adopt a healthier diet, consumers are paying more and more attention to their food sources and the environmental impact of food products. Over the last few decades, research has demonstrated the harm of processed food, especially preserved meat products, to our overall health. We have learned that highly refined grains are less nutritious and more likely to cause diabetes than their natural counterparts. People have also rightfully questioned about what all the pesticides, fertilizers, and growth hormones could do to human bodies. Therefore, eating more natural and organically grown foods is a great start for us to take control of our own food choices. However, would it be enough? The answer then becomes a bit complicated.

It is very important to point out that being natural or organic does not equate healthy and nutritious. As we look carefully at the back labels of many cold press juices and plant based protein shakes, we are surprised to see many of these products actually contain high level of added sugar, some of which are as high as regular Coca-Cola and Pepsi. Some others are high in saturated fat which should have been avoided as much as possible. Keep in mind, all added sugars are the same regardless the source; each gram of saturated fat is equally harmful, doesn’t matter whether it is from butter or

from coconut. When we consume natural and organic products, we should not lose sight on the nutritional fact of each product before we buy them.

Being natural or organic does not equate healthy and nutritious... many products actually contain high level of added sugar... So, what consumers should focus on? Here are a few try and true tips when it comes to healthy diet:

1. Control your total daily calorie count and follow a diet with balanced nutritional composition. Time and time again, research has demonstrated the importance of low calorie diet in weight control and overall health. Focusing on high protein content without curbing calorie intake is misleading and counterproductive as the excessive protein will eventually be converted into sugar and fat. 2. Focus on eating more whole plant based foods. More and more evidences have pointed towards the benefits of plant foods over meat products. As we consume more grains and nuts, we should understand that the reason that makes plant based foods healthy and nutritious is because of the superior nutritional composition of

the whole plants. For example, almond is healthy only when you eat its entirety. Picking it apart and turning into almond milk, you not only lose 95% of its nutrients, but also end up with a low quality protein that lacks several essential amino acids. That is part of the reason why protein extracting is not only wasteful, but also scientifically flawed. 3. Avoid saturated fat and added or refined sugar as much as possible. Both have been unequivocally proven to be harmful in causing cardiovascular disease and diabetes. They are equally detrimental to our health whether they are from meat and potatoes or from fruits and nuts.

As we try to make healthier food choices for ourselves and our families, more attention is needed to look past the “natural” and “organic” and focus more on the calorie count, sugar level and fat content. To learn more about how Karuna is pioneering a new generation of plant based nutritional products, please our website at www.mykaruna.com.

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Navigating Breast Cancer Treatments Options As a full-time nurse practitioner, wife and busy mom of twin 7year-old boys, Amy Eberhardt has a lot going on in her life. So she wasn’t entirely surprised when she forgot to schedule her annual mammogram around her 42nd birthday. Eberhardt, who is admittedly positive about what life hands her and always has a warm smile on her face, was sure she had nothing to worry about. She figured she’d just carry on taking care of everyone in her life, including the breast cancer patients she works with every day. “I knew I was late in getting my mammogram, but I wasn’t having any problems,” said Eberhardt, WHNP, who with G. Paul Yazdi, MD, a breast surgical oncologist, and make up the breast care team for Breast Care Consultants at Missouri Baptist Medical Center. They care for patients with both cancerous and non-cancerous diseases of the breast, with a particular emphasis on acute breast problems such as highrisk lesions, breast cancer and genetic mutations. “I went in for my screening mammogram in June and, about a week later, was told the radiologist wanted to talk to me,” she said. “I thought she wanted to discuss a patient, but she wanted to discuss my results.”

Although they could not see the lump with the traditional 2D screening mammogram, she opted to have the newer 3D mammogram with tomosynthesis; that showed she was now facing something she has discussed with hundreds of patients throughout her career — a new diagnosis of breast cancer.

Facing her own diagnosis “I had an ultrasound on a Friday, and I knew it was cancer, but nobody wanted to tell me,” said Eberhardt, who started her own career at Missouri Baptist as the first breast health nurse navigator for the Breast HealthCare Center. In this role, she would have to tell patients about their breast cancer diagnosis and help them navigate their treatment. After undergoing both an ultrasound and MRI, it was determined that Eberhardt’s cancer could be anywhere from 7 mm up to 6 cm with the possible spread of the cancer to her lymph node. She would have to wait for surgery to know the extent and stage of her breast cancer. Although there was some uncertainty about the size of her tumor, it was ultimately diagnosed as ductal carcinoma in situ or DCIS. DCIS is when breast cancer cells are contained within the milk ducts of the breast.

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Her cancer was 2.5 cm and the lymph node showed no evidence of cancer. Even though she has no family history of breast cancer, Eberhardt did undergo genetic testing and there was no genetic mutation identified. “By the grace of God, I had Stage 0 breast cancer. I could have had a very different experience,” she said. “I was definitely shocked when I got my diagnosis. I’ve been attending our breast tumor conference every week for years with our team and working alongside Dr. Yazdi as he cares for his patients. Now, I am one of his patients.” In fact, the day she was diagnosed, Eberhardt called a woman who was about her same age to tell her she had breast cancer. The woman even asked Eberhardt to call her boyfriend for her because she wasn’t sure how to tell him. “Dr. Yazdi asked, ‘Are you sure you want to do this?’” she recalled. “I said yes because I love talking to patients. I loved it then and I love it now.”

Committing to a treatment plan Due to her diagnosis, Eberhardt’s course of treatment meant she would undergo surgery to remove the cancer. There was a small chance she would only need surgery as her treatment. She would have to wait for her results from


‘They could not see the lump with the traditional 2D screening mammogram, she opted to have the newer 3D mammogram with tomosynthesis; that showed she was now facing ... a new diagnosis of breast cancer.’ her surgery to know if her treatment would require any medications, chemotherapy or radiation. Based on her own research and nursing experience, she chose to undergo a newer procedure known as a bilateral nipple-sparing mastectomy with immediate reconstruction. Although most Stage 0 patients are recommended to have lumpectomy and radiation or the removal of just one breast, due to the size uncertainty and low-grade nature of her breast cancer, she felt this was the best course of treatment for her personally. She prayed and hoped that her pathology would only reveal DCIS and not a more advanced cancer. “Patients have always asked me, ‘If you were being treated or it was your mom, what would you recommend?’” she said. “I honestly never thought I would want reconstruction surgery, but

now here I am, and I believe I made the right decision for myself.” Although Dr. Yazdi said he would understand if she chose another surgeon, Eberhardt said there was no question that he would be her surgeon. “I told him it has to be you, and I’m happy it has to be you,” she said. “I’ve always told patients they are in the right place and they would receive the best care. I believe that and I had that.”

Recovery with a new perspective As she continues to navigate her own experience with breast cancer, Eberhardt said she has a new perspective, which she is happy to share with those patients who may be feeling particularly anxious. “Breast cancer treatment is so individual and personal. What works

for one person might not be right for another,” she said. “Hopefully, I’ve become more empathetic and sympathetic toward my patients. I know that you will be well taken care of here at Missouri Baptist, no matter what, because we have a really good team. “Being a patient here allowed me to experience the world-class care we tell others about. Everybody was supportive, and they just really care. I was blessed with support in all of my roles as navigator, a nurse practitioner, as a patient and now as a survivor. I don’t say that because I was a provider but because I know they treat patients like myself wonderfully,” she said. To schedule a screening or diagnostic mammogram, call 314-996-5170. For a surgery consultation, call 314-996-7777.

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NATURAL SUPPORT FOR AUTOIMMUNE Live Strong. Be Your Best Self.

Please join us for one of our upcoming seminars. Everything The Unresolved You Need to Know Thyroid by Adam Hughes, DC, IHS

About Knee Pain

FREE Seminar

Thursday, September 21 @ 6:30pm Are you frustrated because your thyroid symptoms persist even with medication and normal test results? Experiencing these symptoms?

FREE Seminar

• Fatigue • Unexplained Weight Gain • Difficulty Losing Weight • Morning Headaches • Constipation • Thinning/Brittle Hair • Depression • Anxiety • Night Sweats

Tuesday, September 26 @ 6:30pm Learn about effective medicinal and surgical alternatives to treat knee pain.

Learn about a drug-free alternative that will change your life.

Seating is limited - Call or go to our website to RSVP today! 314.646.0013 | kingenchiropractic.com 2001 S. Hanley Rd., Ste. 220 Brentwood, MO 63144

PROBLEMS If you are dealing with a Thyroid problem, there is a big chance that it is coming from Hashimoto’s Thyroditis. The most important thing to understand is that Hashimoto’s is an autoimmune disease, not a thyroid disease. The problem is the immune attack on the thyroid. The immune system has turned against the thyroid gland and is slowly attacking and killing it. This is why Hashimotos sufferers can go through bouts of Hyperthyroidism and Hypothryoidism. As the destruction of the thyroid continues, the thyroid hormones T3 and T4 spill out into the blood stream. This is what causes the fluctuating hyperthyroid and hypothryoid symptoms. This is also why many sufferers have lab results (T4) that will fluctuate from high to low. In most cases, Hashimoto’s has a genetic component. This means that Hashimoto’s sufferer’s are born with the genes that make them susceptible, but at some point the genes “turn on” and the process of tissue destruction begins. The question becomes, what were the mechanisms that turned on the genes? These factors are often related to diet, lifestyle, metabolism, and sources of stress. With a functional approach to Hashimoto’s, the goal is to dig deep and find these sources of stress, and modify them so that the immune system can calm down, thus decreasing the collateral damage to the thyroid and other tissues. We don’t have an “off” switch for Hashimoto’s. We can’t simply flip the switch and turn the disease “off.” We DO however have a “dimmer” switch. The goal is to systematically detect and remove immune triggers and properly support the proper branch of the immune system. We can naturally balance, calm, and modulate the immune system with the aid of advanced immune panels and all-natural protocols and lifestyle modifications. If you would like to learn more about these natural approaches, please join us on September 21st @ 6:30 for a Free Thyroid Health Seminar. This will be held at 2001 S. Hanley Rd, Suite, 220 in Brentwood, MO. Call 314-646-0013 to RSVP! You can also visit www.StLouisThyroidSupport.com

Dr. Adam Hughes

Dr. Adam Hughes

Dr. Brenda L. Kingen

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Dr. Adam Hughes is a Chiropractor and Functional Medicine Practitioner at Kingen Chiropractic Wellness Center in Brentwood, MO.


A New Hope for Patients Diagnosed with Depression For those who have unsuccessfully battled depression while being treated with prescribed medications, CenterPointe Hospital offers hope in a noninvasive, advanced technology that may provide relief for individuals whose depression has not yet been effectively treated. TMS uses magnetic fields to stimulate nerve cells in the brain and improve symptoms of depression. As an area leader in behavioral health treatments and services, CenterPointe Hospital provides TMS therapy to its continuum of treatment options for depression. The FDA-approved therapy is designed to help depressed individuals who have not achieved relief thru pharmacotherapy return to their routine activities and feel like themselves again. In some cases, individuals achieve full remission from their symptoms. TMS therapy targets the area of the brain rendered under active by depression. Highly focused magnetic pulses pass painlessly through the skull and into the brain, non-invasively stimulating the target area.

The technology used in TMS therapy is similar to MRI and has a long, documented history supporting its safety and use. During the four-to six-week treatment course, patients receive daily outpatient care in the comfort of a physician’s office, where each treatment lasts approximately 40 minutes. During therapy, the individual is alert and able to resume normal activities immediately afterward. TMS Therapy is covered by most commercial insurance plans and Medicare. For more information or to schedule an assessment, call 314-210-7508 TMS Line or 800-345-5407 (toll free). CenterPointe Hospital 4801 Weldon Spring Parkway St. Charles, MO 63304 www.CenterPointeHospital.com

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Could Curcumin Prevent Breast Cancer? by Steve Zielinski

We are thrilled to announce the opening of Diversified Health and Wellness Center! We currently offer:

- Yoga - Massage - Bellydancing - Arts and crafts classes - Dietary and nutritional counseling, and mental health counseling.

Starting in September, come explore our full range of services, including:

- Acupuncture - Reiki - Fitness classes - Meditation, mindfulness - Chiropractic - Naturopathic Medicine - Plus, an array of workshops and seminars!

Childcare also available

20% off any of our classes or massages. Use promo code: YSMAG717

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Breast cancer accounts for 25% of all new cancer cases diagnosed in 2012. It is the most common cancer among women. Breast cancer is disease sustained by interconnected and intricate signaling pathways. Diverse genetic and epigenetic changes are crucial to this cancer. Thus, aiming one gene product or cell signaling pathway is unlikely to prevent or treat breast cancer. The current options for breast cancer include surgery, radiation, and chemotherapeutic agents. These options are costly and could cause changes to the functions of normal genes. In the mid-eighties, investigations on the effect of curcumin revealed that it could be a potential anticancer agent. Curcumin is a component of turmeric derived from the roots of the plant Curcuma longa. The root of turmeric contains a volatile oil, turmerone. Turmeric gets its bright yellow color from curcuminoids. The curcuminoids interact with inflammatory mediators, tumor growth factors, and enzymes, and other cellular items related to breast cancer. Therapeutic properties of curcumin include anti-oxidant, anti-arthritic, anti-amyloid, anti-ischemic, and antiinflammatory effect. In cancer, Curcumin has been studied to inhibit the growth of various cancer cells without effecting normal cells. In breast cancer, curcumin inhibits cells from reproducing by proliferation and can induce cancer cell death. Curcumin exemplifies a promising natural agent for breast cancer prevention and treatment. Curcumin can impede tumor growth, and the spread of cancer cells. More research and development is needed to enhance the solubility and stability of curcumin. In my practice, I recommend turmeric products containing BCM95. Bioavailability studies of BCM-95 has shown curcumin and curcuminoids to be 7 times more bioavailable than regular turmeric product. The amount of curcumin dose matters as well and should be recommended by your doctor or pharmacist. At Colonial Village Pharmacy, you will find everything you need to optimize your health. We provide personal care that the mass market pharmacies have long ago forgotten. We also provide custom compounded medications, superior supplements and vitamins, a wealth of information, health classes, immunizations, home delivery, and a smile. Visit us online to learn more about our products and services.

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LIFESTYLE

Empowered Planning By Shawn Marie Levesque

Asset Protection & Trusts Probate Avoidance Wills & Power Of Attorney

On average, women live longer than men, making estate planning a crucial life-affirming priority. When it comes to estate planning, the empowered woman is confident and prepared. She knows what a profound impact this type of planning will make on her life. No matter the overall wealth, everyone has an estate that needs to be protected. An estate is everything that you own when you die, including your home, personal property, investments, bank accounts, retirement plans and any business partnerships.

‘A key aspect in estate planning is being clear with your own needs and speaking your mind’

Women tend to care for others before themselves, but a key aspect in estate planning is being clear with your own needs and speaking your mind. Without planning, state law will determine how your assets are distributed. It’s easy to let the fear of your own mortality get in the way of estate planning, but the reality is that not having a plan can become planning to fail.

Randall J. Levesque RJL@LelderLaw.com 636-681-1359 www.Lelderlaw.com The choice of a lawyer is an important decision and should not be based soley on advertisments.

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Some essential documents to ensure that you can build wealth, preserve your nest egg, and protect yourself and your loved ones are:

❶ Durable Power Of Attorney ❷ Will ❸ Living Will ❹ Trust If your estate planning has already been done in the past, consider having it reviewed to make certain that all key components are up to date. Tax laws are constantly changing and knowledge is power when protecting your assets. If estate planning seems too daunting, start by educating yourself about your options. Don’t let your inner reluctance create more fear and procrastination. Remind yourself that behind every empowered woman is herself. Contact Shawn Levesque, Operations Manager of Levesque Elder Law, to schedule a complimentary assessment: shawn@lelderlaw.com or (636) 681-1359


Tools for the Financially Empowered Woman By C. Michael Unterreiner

Women hold quite a bit of financial power. Using that power wisely does wonders for women individually as well as for the entire economy. According to marketing firm Interpublic Group, women make about 85 percent of household purchasing decisions, which makes a significant impact on the economy. Women can spend their money with businesses that align with their values, and avoid ones that don’t. Women can be as effective with their portfolios as they are with their spending. Compared to men, women are more likely to have an investment plan and stick with it, which can lead to better results. Still, despite their ability to invest well, women invest less than men. According to a Harris survey, men have saved an average of $115,000 for retirement, while women have saved just $34,000. In general, women contribute less to their 401(k) plans, and are less likely to be confident about their retirement plans. What can you do to feel more financially empowered? You can set concrete goals, not just about how much money you want to have, but what you want to do later in your life (travel, hobbies, etc.). You can then tie your saving and investment planning to those goals. Work with a financial planner, or reliable planning software, to see how you are approaching your goals over time. Our clients have access to the eMoney Advisor online financial organizer. This tool allows women (and men) to set budgets and then track their spending, and to set long-term goals and then track their investments. Clients can view all their accounts on one website, see if they have enough insurance, store important financial documents, and even view educational videos and articles. This powerful online tool allows our clients to see concrete steps towards their long-term goals, which can lead to a sense of empowerment and a commitment to continue that progress. C. Michael Unterreiner, ChFC, founded Financial Legacy Associates to create an environment where financial professionals could serve their clients better by sharing their experiences and ideas. He has served his clients by recommending investment and insurance solutions to their financial planning, retirement planning and college funding challenges. 16020 Swingley Ridge Road, Suite 100 Chesterfield, MO 63017 | 636-777-7099, mikeu@financiallegacy.com www.financiallegacy.com/michael-unterreiner. YogaandSpaMagazine.com |SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER 2017

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HOME & GARDEN

Rustic

Bohemian

Soul

“There is no one alive who is youer than you.” That Dr. Seuss quote is the idea behind Kristin Mayer’s unique Ladue gift and home accessories shop, The Spotted Pig.


Growing up in St. Louis “with a mother who was always redecorating and a father who was a homebuilder,’ Kristin notes, “I was surrounded with design my whole life.” Constantly immersed in arts, crafts, and design, she worked in local boutiques for the past 12 years while dreaming up her own shop, named after her love of those porky pals the pig. The quirky, artistic shop, located at 9218 Clayton Road, caters to customers looking for furnishings and accessories that reflect their personal taste. Whether it’s a collection in a particular style or a single, statement piece, Kristin works tirelessly to provide her customers with items not available elsewhere. The Spotted Pig features an industrial take on home decor, offering unique, free-spirited household furnishings, vintage and statement jewelry, natural and enticing apothecary lines, and more. Among the shop’s most popular pieces are the Paris Bracelets made of waterproof ribbon adorned with Swarovski crystals. Kristin also carries a large selection of jewelry handcrafted by local artists Pound Jewelry, Sutton Lasater Jewelry, Collections by Joya, Kate Pollmann Jewelry, Belshazzar Jewels, and Hoopla. The shop features beautiful apothecary lines such as Linnea’s Lights, Skeem, and Aquiesse soy candles.

Kristin selects the items in her shop with the intention of surprising and delighting her customers...who delight in the unusual Kristin selects the items in her shop with the intention of surprising and delighting her customers, “beautifully eccentric and rustic bohemian spirits” who delight in the unusual, high quality items Kristin discovers on her buying trips. She scouts the home and gift markets, along with vintage markets, for inspiration and she has a knack for finding that perfect place on a road trip for one-of-a-kind finds. “My customers dare to dream,” Kristin explains. “They are fun, and they aren’t afraid to be daring and choose items that make them smile inside and out, no matter what the trends are.” When searching for items for her shop, Kristin uses her personal reaction to each piece as a guide. Years spent serving St. Louis customers and honing her design sensibilities taught Kristin to trust her instinct, “I pick things that excite me, that look like nothing else I’ve seen around.” The result is a shop with something for everyone that holds particular appeal for fashion and art lovers, as well as individuals looking for a piece that expresses their personal style. Kristin is enthusiastic about sharing The Spotted Pig and her philosophy of embracing art, accessories, and furnishings that fill your life with joy. To reach more customers, she plans on attending a number of pop-up store opportunities around St. Louis, including “Romancing the Runway” in September, “Brew in the Lou” in October in Francis Park and the Ladue Holiday Mart in November, as well as hosting a number of Ladies Night Out shopping parties at The Spotted Pig. Catch a glimpse of the latest product additions by following Thespottedpigstl Instagram account or just stop by the shop. Kristin is available for personal consultation and eager to help you find the perfect gift for a friend or yourself! The Spotted Pig Kristin Mayer, owner 9218 Clayton Rd. St. Louis, MO 63124 314-274-7768 www.thespottedpigstl.com YogaandSpaMagazine.com |SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER 2017

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A Portfolio Leading to a Healthy Future

Fine Arts, Antiques & Collectibles

By Dr. Ed Katcher

Over the past few decades, the number of professional women in the workforce has increased significantly, and their entry into the corporate world has reached the highest levels of responsibility and title. While this is good news, we are also presented with new challenges. Specifically, the challenge of retirement, which leaves many women with a feeling of “what now?” Just like men, mature women have the talent and potential to remain productive for years to come and are seeking new challenges and venues. The Hawthorne Study conducted by Western Electric in the late 1920s and early 1930s showed that incentives and identified goals motivate individuals to high levels of performance. This study is still relevant in modern leadership think tanks and universities. Known as the Hawthorne effect, it simply proved that identifying and initiating a goal will result in improvement.

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We know now that the feeling of productivity is powerful and related to longevity, health, and emotional wellbeing. A productive woman is simply healthier. Therefore, it is important that retired women wishing to improve their life develop a comprehensive portfolio, or plan, of future goals and objectives.

This portfolio should include, but not be limited to the following: • • •

What are my professional goals now that I have retired or am seeking self-improvement? What are my emotional needs for the future? How can I improve my physical health?

The Hawthorne effect has proven true regardless of gender. Women that create a goal-oriented portfolio with professional, emotional, and health related objectives will reap the benefits of their efforts. But how do you get started on your portfolio?

You hand le the fun! Call today and let us cater the perfect party!

(314) 566-9348

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Write down, prioritize, and initiate your dreams. Part of your portfolio should include networking with significant friends, conducting research, and developing action plans relevant to reaching your goals. Think about your goals while doing Yoga, driving, working in the yard, or whenever you have a free moment, even if you’re simply waiting for someone else. The mature woman is only a portfolio, rich in goals, away from soaring with the stars. Dr. Ed Katcher is presently Vice President of ABC Parenting, an organization that enhances parenting skills. Dr. Katcher earned his doctorate from The University of Missouri in Columbia and has been an executive administrator, university professor and is an active consultant in multiple areas. He also holds five lifetime teaching certificates from the state of Missouri. For more information on developing your portfolio, please contact Ed Katcher at: edkatcher@yahoo.com edkatcher@gmail.com www.abcparenting.xyz


Where Eclectic Meets

Rustic Soul

8 Signs It's Time for an Insurance Review Take a moment and think about last year. What changed in your life? Whether it is for your home, life, auto or any other policy, it's important to adjust your coverage when things change. Talk to your Shelter agent about your changes and they can also see if you qualify for any new discounts.

Offering unique, free-spirited household furnishings.

9218 Clayton Rd. | St. Louis, MO 63124 314-274-7768 www.thespottedpigstl.com

› Getting married... or divorced › Building or buying a new house › Having or adopting a child › Opening a small business › Remodeling your home › Accumulating new possessions › Moving into an apartment or condo › Retiring

Christine Lieber | 314-878-6160 443 N. New Ballas Rd., Ste 220, Creve Coeur www.shelterinsurance.com/CA/agent/CLIEBER These are just a few examples of when an insurance review is helpful. We suggest meeting with Christine Lieber for a personal insurance review every year or two to keep your coverage up to date.

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TRAVEL

A Vacation with the

Best Both Worlds of

Family Fun and Wellness By Elizabeth Diebold

It had been several years since our last family vacation, and, after our youngest son’s first birthday, it was definitely time for that getaway. We chose NewmanDailey Resort Properties in Miramar Beach, and it was the best decision for our family trip. Before leaving home, NewmanDailey provided us with a helpful packing checklist and an awesome phone app that put their office, maintenance support, weather, beach camera, places to eat, activities, rentals, and more right at our fingertips!

Our Beautiful Vacation Home

Upon arrival in Miramar Beach, the Newman-Dailey staff gave us a warm welcome for our stay at the “Twin Palms at Avalon” vacation home. Instead of keys, we received a convenient door code for the house. Our spacious vacation home was gorgeous and just a few short blocks from the beach. As we relaxed that first night, I was so excited for the week ahead and our plans for family fun, beach time, a date night… and yoga, fitness, and a massage for Mom! 66 - YogaandSpaMagazine.com | SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER 2017


“Our spacious vacation home was gorgeous and just a few short blocks from the beach.”

Yoga and Massage at The Henderson Resort and Salamander Spa Stretch yoga (also offered on the lawn), followed by an outdoor lunch at Primrose and aromatherapy massage at the Salamander Spa, was just what I needed to unwind and rejuvenate. Opened in November 2016, The Henderson Resort is adjacent to a 208-acre environmentally protected state park providing a relaxing setting. With views of the Gulf of Mexico in the distance, the Salamander Spa features 11 exquisite private treatment rooms and a wet area with an experiential shower and whirlpool, tub as well as a luxurious couple’s suite and a full-service salon.

Adventure on the Sea Blaster Sunset Dolphin Cruise Our second evening in Destin, we enjoyed the Sea Blaster Sunset Dolphin Cruise, a 73’ passenger boat with restrooms; one adult admission per day is included with each NewmanDailey stay. The coastal cruise was wonderful as we watched a beautiful sunset and saw so many dolphins, it was like they were waiting for us and wanting to play.

SUP Yoga at RUN/SUP Boathouse Paddle Club Located in Santa Rosa Beach, RUN/SUP & Boathouse Paddle Club was my favorite stop during the week! I had never tried Stand Up Paddle Boarding (SUP), much less SUP Yoga, and my teacher Janet made it so easy to learn. Big thanks to owner Tom, programming director Dru, and Janet for the most amazing morning! So serene and calm, it was a truly wonderful experience.

After SUP Yoga, I brunched at Bud & Alleys on the waterfront, South Walton’s oldest restaurant, before joining my family on the beach. I just had to try their famous crab cakes – I loved them and the sweet potato pancakes, too! Over the years the rustic restaurant overlooking the Gulf of Mexico has become a tradition for locals and visitors alike, who gather on Bud & Alleys’ Rooftop Bar at sunset to celebrate the end of another perfect day in paradise by sounding the vintage bell.

More Family Fun & Yoga for Mom We had a wonderful dinner with live music at family friendly Brotula’s Seafood House & Steamer for our third night. Locally caught fish, such as the delicious red grouper, are labeled with QR codes to show diners when and where their food was caught, of course I had to find out. The morning of our fourth day, I enjoyed a free yoga/pilates style class on the lawn at The Market Shops in Miramar Beach. It was a beautiful day to be outdoors. That evening we had phenomenal service, great food, and more family fun at Fudpucker’s at Gator Beach. One of the most popular places in the area for families with children, they have large playgrounds, special areas where kids can write their names on the walls, and the kids got to feed the gators! On the morning we checked out I did some yoga on the lawn in our vacation home’s private backyard, where we spent a lot of family time. The Newman-Dailey staff were super attentive, making sure we had a good time, and provided such an enjoyable, well-rounded experience that we were already planning our next trip during the drive home. I visited Newman-Dailey online at DestinVacation.com to view all the vacation rentals we may want to try on our next trip. We made so many amazing memories on the family friendly, white sandy beaches that we can’t wait to go back again!


Stay fit and have fun with FITrips, a vacation program exclusively from TotallyTrips

TotallyTrips is a full-service travel agency dedicated to providing the best possible vacation experience, including fun and exciting FITrips. Jennifer Evans and her team have been delivering premium, custom-tailored vacations for over a decade. Why does this make a difference to you? Evans and her staff have over 100 years of experience putting together premium, specially tailored experiences for their guests. Before recommending a trip for you, they travel to these destinations collecting firsthand knowledge, which enables them to make sure you get exactly what you want out of your vacation.

mixed with GETTING HEALTHY, TotallyTrips is now providing FITrips, one-ofa-kind fitness-focused vacations, throughout the year. Their vision for FITrips is to deliver unique and high-value group travel experiences that allow you to take your healthy lifestyle on vacation with you! What could be better than a thoroughly enjoyable vacation that is aligned with your fitnessconscious lifestyle?

Many people are under the impression that booking with a travel agent is more expensive, but that’s not true. The commission that agents receive comes from the resorts, not the consumer. The best part of the travel agency experience is that if there are any issues during your trip, you have a name, a number, and a real person to help resolve those issues! So you can sit back, relax, and they’ll take care of all the work… well except for the packing.

Moving forward, FITrips will bring you a complete schedule of in-destination events, including larger scale group retreats and smaller, more intimate getaways – all hosted by our FITrips feature trainers and instructors. So, whether you’re in to yoga, spin/cycling, Zumba, Crossfit, Boot Camps, bodybuilding or just want a relaxing spa, wine and wellness weekend with some friends, FITrips will deliver the very best value and quality service you expect. As importantly, FITrips provide an opportunity to connect with others just like you – people who share the same unique interests in a fun, engaging and enjoyable beach vacation setting.

TotallyTrips provides unique experiences that cater to all of their clients, and they are partnering in a new endeavor for those who want an all-inclusive vacation experience

To ensure you get the best fitness vacation package, TotallyTrips is teaming up with just a few select resort suppliers, like Karisma Resorts, and combining forces with some

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of the top travel agents in the U.S. to help us deliver this amazing new product to you locally. In addition to that, they’ll be bringing in a number of feature trainers and instructors to make your FITrips experience the best it can be!

So what are you waiting for? Now is exactly the time to... LIVE WELL and VACATION BETTER! For more information, contact TotallyTrips, now with two convenient locations: Arnold 724 Jeffco Blvd., Arnold, MO 63010 636-931-3801 Festus 131 East Main Street, Festus, MO 63010 Or call Jennifer Evans, President TotallyTrips, 877.439.TRIP x317 www.TotallyTrips.com


Your guide to being a

Healthy Woman

Welcome to Yoga & Spa Magazine’s premier Healthy Woman’s Guide! Wanting to be your best self can be challenging, so we’ve put all the information you need for living your best life together in a handy guide. Whether you want to enhance your wellbeing, build mental and physical fitness, or just maintain your vibrant energy, we’ve gathered the resources you need to make it a breeze to take care of yourself all year long!

Healthy Bones & Joints Kate Wagner, D.C., a St. Louis native, owns Bone & Joint Chiropractic Center in O’Fallon, MO at K & N. Trained at the Scott Air Force Base chiropractic clinic, she offers personalized treatment including Active Release (ART), flexion-distraction and therapeutic laser. She offers Saturday, evening and early hours | www.BoneandJointSTL.com

The Center for Balanced Living Learn new ways to create balance in your life that work to support your highest good. Classes range from online book studies to women’s circles. In the month of September we have a Mala Bead workshop, the start of a series Learning The Chakras (7 classes in all), The Energetics of Food lecture series which teaches you how to lose weight through a brand new cutting edge approach that brings in the Mind/Body connection through Amy’s new training in The Psychology of Eating. An ongoing meditation group. New Retreats are being planned for 2018. Amy Williams MSLC, TMC, CCRC, CPBN, M/B EPC | 636-698-4048 | AmyWilliamslc@gmail.com www.amywilliamslc.com | Facebook: The Center for Balanced Living YogaandSpaMagazine.com |SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER 2017

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Beauty with Botanicals At Arbonne, beauty begins with premium botanical ingredients and an unwavering commitment to pure, safe and beneficial products. We gently harvest nature’s gifts using ingredients from around the globe. Our products are vegan certified, never tested on animals, gluten and GMO free. This results in an effective brand that delivers a true benefit; something we all deserve! We educate, empower and inspire others to make better choices and I would love to help you discover more about what sets Arbonne apart! Jaime Rutherford / 314-608-7997 / www.JaimeRutherford.Arbonne.com

Vibrant Health

Looking good, feeling great and being vibrantly healthy is the ultimate in Women’s Health. Combine bioidentical hormonal balancing with Geneveve vaginal rejuvenation and add Orenda’s Ultimate nutritional supplement program for the Ultimate You. Under the direction of Christine Salter MD, DC, the Centre For Vibrant Health And Wellness is pleased to offer the ultimate in Women’s Wellness. Dr. Salter is board certified in Family Medicine, Obesity Medicine, and Integrative Holistic Medicine, with additional certifications in bioidentical hormone balancing, including Sottopelle therapy. For more information about the Geneveve™ treatment by Viveve, call or text 314-395-9777 | email: christinew@drsalter.com | www.Geneveve.com

Personal Care Pharmacy Colonial Village Pharmacy is a great place to optimize your health through our products and services. We provide professional grade supplements from OrthoMolecular Products, Standard Process, and Xymogen. We also provide compounding and home delivery. For more info visit us at Colonialvillagerx.com 7945 Big Bend Blvd, Webster Groves, MO 63119 | www.ColonialVillageRX.com | 314-962-1065

Bliss Beauty Bar Bliss Beauty Bar is a full service salon and spa offering an array of services to keep your hair and skin in its best condition possible. We offer one hour and mini facials, lip and eye treatments, chemical peels, microdermabrasion, microblading, makeup, spray tanning, waxing, lash extensions, and all hair services! 1120 Technology Dr. O’Fallon Mo 63368 | 636-329-9261 | www.BlissBeautyBarrSTL.com

Psychological Astrology Gail Cloud has developed BodyPresencing as a way of being present within oneself through integrating Chiropractic. This is done through family systems work, psychological and medical astrology to gain vitality, wholeness, health and a better sense of self. Choose one or any combination of modalities, or try them all. Call today to set up your appointment. Gail Cloud, D.C. 1561 N. Warson Rd., 63132 | www.BodyPresencing.com | 314-995-9755

Brinton Vision Brinton Vision is the first dedicated, full-time refractive surgery center in St. Louis, and one of only a handful of practices in the United States to offer LASIK plus all of its six modern variations. We can change how you see the world regardless of stigmatism or many other complicated vision issues. Brinton Vision | 555 N. New Ballas Rd., Ste. 310, St. Louis | 314.375.2020 www.BrintonVision.com

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Envision a healthier You! For a limited time, get a complimentary “Healthy ME” Strategy Session. It’s a $200 Value, ONE Hour phone session FREE of charge. You will leave the call with clarity in 3 areas. ➀ Get clear on your Vision of a Healthy You. ➁ Figure out what’s keeping you stuck. ➂ Create a plan to get you there quickly, calmly and confidently. Confidently call Donalee @ 314-640-6633 | email: donalee@complete-solutionsllc.com

Complete Wellness Diversified Health and Wellness Center provides a diverse array of integrated wellness services including counseling, fitness, art, nutrition, and yoga. Our goal is to help our clients find complete health solutions for body, mind, and spirit. Services are tailored to each individual to maximize health and wellness. Childcare now available! 11042 Manchester Rd | Kirkwood, MO 63122 | info@diversifiedhwc.com www.Diversifiedhwc.com | 844-GO2-DHWC | 844-462-3492

Unity Yoga & Spa Unity Yoga & Wellness in Downtown O’Fallon IL IS A journey EVERY BODY! Yoga classes and meditation for all levels offered throughout the day as well as massage, reiki and healing touch by appointment. At Unity you will find an encouraging and welcoming space for your practice. Find us on www.facebook.com/unityyogaandwellness | 129 West First Street, O’Fallon, IL 62269 618-624-1900 | www.unityyogaandwellness.com

Chiropractic for Wellness A Vitamin D deficiency can be caused by working indoors every day and also by problems related to the GI tract. You might have: Leaky gut? Gluten sensitivities? Small intestinal bacterial overgrowth? A lack of digestive enzymes? Kingen Chiropractic will help you get to the bottom of your health issues and discuss your needs. Dr. Kingen will help resolve the condition or problem by looking at the brain-body connection, metabolic and nutritional factors and structural imbalances. Call today to schedule an appointment. 2001 S. Hanley Rd., Ste 220, Brentwood, MO 63144 | www.KingenChiropractic.com | 314-646-0013

Ease the Effects of Aging Everyone ages differently. Some develop fine lines and wrinkles; others show wear of time through redness, age or brown spots; surface veins on the face and body. Whatever your skin concerns may be Eternity Med Spa can help ease the effects of aging, banish sun-damage, wrinkles, facial redness and unsightly veins on your face and body. Our skincare professionals will customize a skin treatment program to address your specific concerns. Eternity Med Spa | 12309 Olive Blvd, Creve Coeur, MO 63141 | Phone: (314) 469-2946

Exercise Coach Did you know only 33% of women have taken the steps to prevent Osteoporosis (and to most that meant taking calcium supplements)? Other than genetics, the two main contributing factors for the loss of bone density is poor nutrition and/or loss of or lack of muscle. You can change these contributing factors by finding a Strength Training Program at Exercise Coach and altering your nutritional intake. Call us today and take the first step to a healthier you. Go to www.ExerciseCoach.com to start for FREE! Webster Groves 314-764-2451 | Town & Country 314-548-2178 YogaandSpaMagazine.com |SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER 2017

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Fit & Healthy Body Monica Koch has been in the fitness industry for more than 30 years. When she was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis, she didn’t let that stop her. She changed her diet to eliminate inflammatory foods and uses her experience to help her clients make small changes to see big results. She is a certified personal trainer, instructor for group fitness classes, a food and fitness motivator and the Health & Fitness Editor for Yoga & Spa Magazine. Monica Koch AFFA personal and group fitness Dimvaloo Presenter Sponsored by 1st PhormClimawear Ambassador Lululemon Ambassador | www.KleanandLean.com

Beneficial Botanicals Feeding the skin plays a role in reducing the signs of aging. Free radicals cause cells to breakdown! Antioxidants destroy free radicals, maintain skin’s elasticity, and boost natural skin regeneration. Here is a list of anti-aging superstars to be used daily: Argan Oil, Green Tea, Rosehip Oil, Pomegranate Extract and Calendula. LGSpa@wendymbreese.com | www.WendyMBreese.com | Phone:636-220-9569

Integrative Approach to Joy & Peace Marilyn Eagen of Harmony Lifecare is owner/manager of The Peace Place. She is a Shaman, Certified Energy Medicine Practitioner, Women’s Energy Coach, Certified Life Coach, Reiki Master Teacher in Usui, Karuna, Holy Fire and Celestial Reiki. Marilyn is available for one-on-one sessions (in office or phone), to teach classes, speak at gathering and for Shamanic clearings, journeys and ceremonies. She has many ways of assisting you to feel Joy and Peace in times of change! The Peace Place is located at 2841 Barrett Station Rd. Ballwin, MO 63021 www.marilyneagen.com | me@marilyneagen.com | 314-330-4156

Hair Rejuvenation Are you tired of damaged and aging hair? MONAT’s hair care naturally based products are clinically proven to rejuvenate and return a youthful glow to all hair types. Our products hydrate the scalp to stimulate natural and noticeable hair growth. MONAT’s pure and sustainable products will provide a healthy environment for hair while protecting it from synthetic coloring and aging. Jennifer Evans | Independent Market Partner | 636-465-4843 | www.JenEvans.MyMonat.com

Check Yearly. See Clearly. Having a regular eye exam is the key to ensuring your eyes are healthy by evaluating your need for prescription or prescription change, check for common eye diseases, assess that your eyes are working together and look at indicators of your overall health. At Pearle Vision we want to keep your eyes healthy through health evaluations, communications and education. Dr Kathy Anderson and Associates, 1758 S. Hanley Rd. | Richmond Heights, MO 63144 314-961-7552 Dr Eric Kamps and Associates, 13329 Manchester Rd. Des Peres MO 63131 | 314-965-4435 | www.pearlevision.com

Relief from Pain & Stress

Precision Massage provides targeted pain relief massage through Precision Neuromuscular Therapy (PNMT.) What makes PNMT work different is a detailed evaluation to identify the exact problem, and pinpoint accuracy of treatment. Many of our clients receive regular massage not only to provide immediate pain and stress relief, but as a preventative measure, too. 2224 Mason Lane, Ballwin, MO 63021 | Precision-massage.com | (314) 412-2048

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Radiance Float & Wellness Radiance Float + Wellness is the destination for individuals from all walks of life to improve their wellbeing. Whether you’re trying to prevent illness, treat an ailment, improve recovery time or want to relax, we have the remedy. We offer float therapy, cryotherapy, halotherapy (salt therapy), an infrared sauna, hot yoga, salty yoga and more. Our physicians will be happy to consult with you on treatment recommendations. www.RadianceSTL.com | www.Facebook.com/RadianceSTL | 1760 S. Brentwood Blvd. St. Louis, MO 63144 | 314-736-4736

Colon Hydrotherapy Health Women are taking on many more roles than ever before, and being at our best means being as healthy as we can be. Colonics may help us improve mental clarity, sleep better, increase energy and help you to look amazing doing it. Achieving great health starts with boosting immunity and 70% of our immune system is in our colon. Optimize your health with colon hydrotherapy and replenishment with our new state-of-the-art water alkaline system. (314) 335-0395 | 7921 Clayton Rd. | St. Louis, MO 63117 Visit us at www.RaindropColonHydrotherapy.com | www.facebook.com/raindropcolonhydrotherapy

Innovative Skincare

Rodan + Fields® is redefining the future of anti-aging skincare. Founded by Dr. Katie Rodan and Dr. Kathy Fields, world-renowned dermatologists and creators of Proactiv® Solution, we are a premium skincare brand built on a legacy of innovative dermatology based skincare products backed by clinically proven results. Our company was established on the principle that living better in your skin means living better in your life. Contact Lynn Schroeder 314-280-9569 or visit www.LookingYoungerToday.myrandf.com for more information

30 Minute Full-Body Workout At 9Round 30 Minute Kickbox Fitness, we understand that the biggest obstacle to getting fit is lack of time and motivation. 9Round has no set class times. Members show up for their 30-minute full-body workouts whenever it is convenient, and get personal attention from a Certified Trainer every time. Located in Kirkwood, Creve Coeur, St. Peters, O’Fallon, Wildwood, and in Illinois at Fairview Heights, Edwardsville and O’Fallon | Go to www.9round.com for more location information

Connect with your body Sacred Movement offers a variety of feminine movement classes to mindfully put your body in motion and deepen the connection with your intuition. Feminine movement is a holistic approach to exercise. The workouts tone your body while transforming your mind, leaving you relaxed, energized and grounded in your feminine nature. For class information or more details visit us at www.SacredMovementStudio.com

Sweat to Align Mind, Body & Spirit Sweating in the sauna is a simple step to seek clarity and align the mind, body and spirit. At Sol Sweat, a 40-minute private session in an infrared sauna allows one to take time for self, relaxation and detox, all while enjoying a meditative, passive workout that leads to lowering cortisol levels and gaining better sleep. The euphoric sense of wellbeing can stimulate the desire for healthier living and put you on the path to a healthier you. Sol Sweat - 10727 Big Bend Road, Kirkwood, MO 63122 | 314-609-0555 | www.GoSweatToday.com YogaandSpaMagazine.com |SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER 2017

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Glowing Skin is Always In Find your most beautiful skin at Laser & Dermatologic Surgery Center. We provide cosmetic dermatology and Mohs surgery. Our wide array of cosmetic services include Fraxel® laser treatments, BOTOX®, Xeomin®, and dermal fillers for facial lines and wrinkles, skin rejuvenation treatments, microdermabrasion, KYBELLA® for double chin, laser hair removal, tattoo removal and more. Call 314-878-3839 to schedule a free consult with Mary McKaig, R.N. B.S.N. or visit www.LaserSurgeryUSA.com

Say Goodbye to Varicose Veins The Washington University Vein Center offers the latest technology in minimally invasive treatment options to get rid of painful and unsightly varicose veins. Our board-certified vascular specialists are expertly trained in all facets of venous disease and can help determine the best treatment that will help your legs look and feel better. 314-362-LEGS (5347) | www.veins.wustl.edu

Skin Health & Vitality Founded by Board Certified Dermatologist, Joseph A. Muccini, MD, MidAmerica Skin Health & Vitality Center offers expertise in both medical and cosmetic dermatology. Medical treatments range from routine skin conditions to complex skin diseases, and are complemented by numerous cosmetic products/services including Botox/fillers, small area contouring and laser reduction of sun damage, spider veins and more. MidAmerica Skin Health & Vitality Center | 222 S. Woods Mill Rd., #475N | Chesterfield, MO 63017 | (314) 878-0600 | www.MidAmericaSkin.com | On the campus of St. Luke’s Hospital

Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy There are very few things more powerful than oxygen. When it comes to health and anti-aging, one treatment rises above the rest. Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) has been shown to be effective in reducing inflammation, detoxifying cells, increasing stem cells, strengthening the immune system, and improving sleep. All of these combined into one treatment provides an excellent way to slow the aging process, rejuvenate the body and mind, and improve overall health For more information go to www.CoreHealthSTL.com | 314-449-1712.

Strengthen your Posture The skeletal system is the foundation for your body and provides more than just strength and protection. It is one of the most critical systems of the human body, and by implementing a strategy to care for and strengthen it, many experience results such as improved bone density, posture, balance, athletic performance and less joint and back pain. Mention Y&S for 2 FREE sessions OsteoStrong | 314-300-6902 | 12333 Olive blvd. | www.OsteoStrong.Me

Yoga & Meditation Yoga and meditation are being implemented in managing diseases, solving problems in stressful environments, gaining a better sense of mind and body and in helping to calm chaotic lifestyles. The benefits for healthy women and Men are countless! At Sweet Peace Yoga, there are a variety of yoga classes; from beginning, to the more challenging Vinyasa, Prenatal and the addition of Morning Meditation classes. Sweet Peace Yoga 142 West Monroe Ave., Kirkwood, MO 63122 | www.SweetPeaceYoga.com (314) 394-8946

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Wellness from the Inside Out Practicing yoga keeps your body young and healthy by reducing stress and improving strength, flexibility and balance. Wildwood Yoga offers a variety of classes with different teachers and styles. Try our new student special - 30 days unlimited yoga for $49. Wildwood Yoga & Wellness | 17237 New College Ave., Wildwood MO 63040 Located off 109 next to Wildwood Pub & Grill | www.WWYogaSTL.com | 636-541-2424

Now Offering Yoga Classes Morgan Ford Spas rejuvenate body, mind, and spirit with massage and skin care services, yoga, meditation and transformational breath-work classes. Our techniques reverse negative effects of stress, repair damaged muscles and skin, and reduce pain. Our professionally licensed therapists and certified instructors use a range of techniques to improve circulation, detoxify the body, relieve tension, improve digestion, enhance muscle tone, and increase mental alertness, allowing a renewed sense of emotional well-being to enter your spirit. Morgan Ford Spas - Webster Groves - Tower Grove - Soulard | www.morganfordspas.com (314) 282-0322

Complete Fitness Complete Fitness is a fitness center designed specifically for women, featuring the 20 pounds in 30 days hormone balancing and weight loss program. Because every woman’s fitness needs are different, we customize a program to suit YOUR needs. We pride ourselves on being able to assist every woman at every level; no matter what age, shape or size. We look forward to meeting with you soon! 1051 Century Drive, Edwardsville, IL 62025 | 618-655-1515 | www.complete-fit.com

Siteman Cancer Center Siteman’s mobile mammography van offers screenings by appointment at various locations in the St. Louis area and beyond. Using state-of-the-art digital equipment that emits the lowest possible radiation dose, technologists obtain two views of each breast. Each exam takes about 15 minutes, requiring very little time from a woman’s busy schedule. To schedule a Siteman mammogram at any location, call 1-800-600-3606, or visit www.sitemanmammogram.wustl.edu.

Cellular Metabolism Bemer Vascular Therapy has been scientifically proven to optimize several key physiological parameters in blood circulation that are vital for healthy cellular metabolism so that the body is more efficient at healing itself. To test-drive this technology, call Dr. Chris a at (314) 265-2117.

Natural Healing Arts Nestled in the woods away from the noise of traffic and crowds in Curryville, MO, you will find the Natural Health Cabin (NHC). Our cabin provides a meeting place for those seeking to regain or maintain their health through natural healing arts. Please visit us online at naturalhealthcabin.com or call Sandy Klott 573-324-5239 for more information

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VOLUMA – FlawlessMD

Take AGING IN THE MIDFACE

Healthy Woman

Control of your Health

Women’s health is a hot topic – women looking for answers to their weight gain, hormone imbalance The approach to facial aesthetics has evolved from filling lines to addressing the 3­dimensional effects of aging— particularly restoring age­related volume loss in the midface. issues, and poor sleep. Figuring out how to juggle these new health concerns with their already busy lives can be an even bigger issue. Dr. Beth and her team make achieving health easier through sculpted nutrition plans, chiropractic care and targeted workouts while getting to the cause of health concerns.

The ogee curve

Call today at 636.220.3091 or schedule online www.MLTurningPointChiropractic.com

The ogee curve describes the curve from the cheekbone to the midface hollow.2  The goal of midface enhancement is to restore the ogee curve.

Facial Regeneration Facial Ogee is the relationship of the cheek bone to the soft tissue of the midface and structure of the jawline. Time and age alters our “Ogee”. Nouveau’s Carol Anderson will assess your Ogee and design a plan to regenerate the facial architecture of beauty using PRP, Bio-stimulators, facial fillers and other modalities. Call today to make an appointment. 320 S. Kirkwood Rd, Suite 104 | Kirkwood, Missouri 63122 | (314) 394-3314 www.NouveauMedSpa.com

Expert Relationship Consultant http://www.flawlessmd.com/treatment/33­2/

Dr. Patt Hollinger Pickett, PhD is an expert relationship consultant and co-owner of St. Louis Emotional Intelligence Center LLC/HireCoach® in Ballwin. As an experienced licensed professional, Dr. Pickett offers couples’ and individual coaching/therapy/classes, emotional intelligence testing/development, and business workshops. Dr. Pickett is the Marriage Whisperer™ and author of an awards-winning relationship book and one on couple communication. 1/1

St. Louis Emotional Intelligence Center 15421 Clayton Road, G3, Ballwin, MO 63011 636-671-9933 or 877-HireCoach (447-3262) | DrPatt@HireCoach.com | www.HireCoach.com

Pilates for Healthy Aging IM=X Pilates and Fitness studio offers private training and small group sessions for all body types and fitness levels. IM=X (integrated movement = exercise) strengthens, lengthens and adds flexibility to the spine, which is essential for healthy aging. 1405 N. Greenmount Rd., Ste 110, O’Fallon, IL 62269 | 618-402-2223 | www.imxmetroeast.com

Healthy Skin, Healthy Body Pure111 specializes in medical aesthetics such as botox/dysport and dermal fillers. We also offer microneedling, medical grade skincare, Kybella and Thermi skin tightening procedures including ThermiSmooth and ThermiVa. Our injectable B12 cocktail provides an energy and metabolism boost, mental clarity and focus. We give individualized attention to each and every client. Our goal is for our clients to look and feel more youthful and rejuvenated in a natural and subtle way, while providing professional care, safety and privacy. 1405 N Greenmount Rd., #511, O’Fallon, IL 62269 | 618-208-1111 | info@pure111.com

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MUSCLE QUALITY VS

MOVEMENT QUANTITY

Combating a Strenuous Lifestyle Many people experience painful disc herniations, but things can be done to reduce the risk. The spine consists of bones that stack like blocks, and discs in between them. The discs are covered with ligaments on the outside, and the inside contains a jelly-like fluid. Research shows that disc injuries actually result from long-term, repetitive damage. Any movement that compresses the spine (lifting heavy objects) or flexes the spine (bending forward) contributes to this damage by creating small tears in the protective ligaments around the disc. The ligaments don’t have a good blood supply, so they do not repair well. Performing these movements frequently over time (for women in particular, lifting up children improperly) may allow the fluid on the inside to leak through the tears. This fluid is irritating to the spinal nerves and creates inflammation, which is why patients experience pain, numbness, or tingling. Discs may take weeks or months to fully recover, but there are preventive steps. Practice lifting with your knees - placing your feet farther apart will help. Lift heavy objects from a table or other high surface – for example, pick up children from a chair and not from the ground. Never twist while bent forward.

My office utilizes a technique called flexion-distraction, during which the Doctor provides a gentle stretch to the low back using a special table. This motion “pumps” the discs, which may promote blood flow and healing. This technique may combat the effects of a strenuous lifestyle on disc health, and may reduce healing time with disc injuries.

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Visit BoneandJointSTL.com or call 636-294-2747 Reference: www.coxtechnic.com/doctors/ lumbar-spine-clinical-outcomes

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Are Bad Habits Holding You Back From a Healthier Lifestyle? By Elizabeth Diebold

With the relentless demands of work and life responsibilities that women face today, it can be difficult to improve our health and transform our bodies. Activate the JOY in your life! Contact Marilyn to register! 314-330-4156 me@marilyneagen.com

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Sometimes it’s not that we don’t know what to do to change our bodies, but more often it’s that we’re stuck in a rut and don’t know how to get out. 95% of our behavior occurs out of habit, either unconsciously or in reaction to external demands. That’s why we struggle to make changes that last. Even when the need for change is obvious and our intentions are strong, we often fall short. That’s a problem, and the main message the diet industry has offered previously is “Eat fewer calories and exercise more.” If that was true, it would’ve already worked. Did you know that 98% of all dieters gain the weight back? And that the average person makes the same New Year’s resolution ten separate times without success?

Building healthy habits that help you align with how you want to feel every day is the beginning to creating a lifestyle you love Why is that? Because they don’t have support or accountability to follow through to get a lasting result. So people default to their set habits, even when they know those habits make them feel lousy. Without the right support and accountability, this dysfunctional cycle will continue and in many cases, get worse. There is a solution. A Health Coach provides the right SYSTEM, the right SUPPORT and the right ACCOUNTABILITY to help you transform your health and your body—for good. Building healthy habits that help you align with how you want to feel every day is the beginning to creating a lifestyle you love that will support you to show up more fully in your life, relationships and career. Elizabeth Diebold is Founder/CEO of Avalon 8 Wellness. She helps mompreneurs and busy women make small, simple changes that yield big results, double their energy, and lose those last stubborn 10 pounds without crazy diets or starving themselves. Call 314-420-4989 or email elizabeth@avalon8wellness.com to schedule your complimentary “Double Your Energy Breakthrough Session” to discover which foods and lifestyle habits are bringing your body down...and what to do about it.

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RESTAURANT RAVE

A taste of the Southwest Canyon Cafe offers customers a distinct taste of the Southwest that isn’t found anywhere else in St. Louis. In a renovation that took place last Fourth of July, the restaurant now boasts an atmosphere that’s as modern and welcoming as its food is scrumptious and unique. A new collection of charming antiques has been brought in to replace the collection that had occupied the restaurant for the last ten years. As before, traditional Southwestern motifs are sprinkled throughout the café. The bar underwent the most impressive transformation of all. Glittering, multi-colored mosaic tiles serve as the backdrop for Canyon Cafe’s renowned collection of liquors. The minimal, contemporary lighting hanging above the countertop creates an inviting glow even during the daytime. Meanwhile, the offerings from the cuisine remain as up-to-date and delicious as ever. Executive Chef Francisco Bravo prepares a number of dishes from his hometown in Mexico that are consistently huge hits with restaurant-goers. The street tacos come in many varieties and can be mixed and matched for a customized experience. The chimichanga, a flour tortilla that is stuffed with grilled chicken, bell pepper, sweet corn, and Jack cheese, and then fried, is another of the restaurant’s most popular items. Plus, the famous Limit-2 margarita, often called “the best margarita in town”, is made with only top-of-the-line ingredients (and thus why you’re limited to having two!).

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Street tacos: (top left photo) - Crispy Chicken Taco: Tossed in honey hot sauce with cilantro dressing and fruit salsa

- Al Pastor: Sweet & spicy pork meat with pineapple salsa, tomatillo avocado sauce, fresh limes and cilantro - Chili Relleno: Poblano pepper, adovo mushrooms, fajita steak, snakebite beans, cheese and ranchero sauce - Blackened Fish: Remoulade sauce, margarita slaw, fresh limes, pico de gallo - Bison Picadillo: Spicy ground bison with pico de gallo, mixed cheese, sour cream and fresh cilantro - Vegetable: Char-grilled mushrooms, asparagus, peppers with pico de gallo, margarita slaw and Cotija cheese - Crispy Shrimp: Remoulade sauce, margarita slaw, fresh limes, Cotija cheese

Fire-Grilled Tuna: (bottom left photo) Served over oven-roasted vegetables and southwest rice. Topped with an avocado fan and chipotle sauce. YogaandSpaMagazine.com |SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER 2017

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Y&S INTERVIEW

Yoga & Spa Magazine’s Ambassador of GoodWill, Sherry Farmer, caught up with Ginny Busch the Executive Director of the Endangered Wolf Center Y&S: Ginny, when did your love of animals begin? GB:

I grew up on a farm in St. Peters Mo. where we had cats, dogs, horses and goats. I also had the unique opportunity to interact with many zoological animals at the SeaWorld and Busch Gardens Park. My parents often took my brother and I on business trips and while my Dad was having meetings at the Parks, I would get to play with the animals in the zoo nursery or go for a ride on safari trucks to see the giraffe, wildebeest and zebras in Tampa Florida.

Y&S: Where are some of the most exciting locations/animals you have had contact with? GB:

Just observing the wildlife in my backyard is fun. Currently, six bucks sleep in my yard every night and it is great to watch them. I visited an elephant orphanage in Kenya. It was heartbreaking to see the babies there because their mothers had been poached due to the ivory trade. However, it was also thrilling to see the care given and special connection the elephants had to their keepers.

Y&S: What attracted you to wolves?

numbers of animals at a healthy capacity it also keeps disease transmission down.

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Y&S: What is the future for the animals?

I have always been fascinated about the role predators play in an ecosystem and how essential every piece of he puzzle is to a healthy environment. Wolves are one of the great predators of North America as we have seen with the introduction of wolves back into Yellowstone National Park, we know just how essential they are to the ecosystem. Visiting the Endangered Wolf Center was part of my childhood; today working for the EWC and its residents has been the most challenging and rewarding effort of my career.

Y&S: What is the biggest misconception about wolves? GB:

Wolfs have been vilified as an evil, malicious animal, even in fairy tales, yet they are what brought us dogs. Wolves are family centered animals living in packs with Mom, Dad, brothers and sisters of varying birth year and sometimes Aunts and Uncles. They are shy creatures that want nothing to do with humans. Wolves are essential to a healthy ecosystem. They help keep prey populations in check by preying on the sick and the old. Not only does this keep the

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GB:

All of our animals at the EWC will always be well cared for, as was the intention of our founders, more than 40 years ago. There are roughly 100 Mexican wolves in the wild and every one can trace its roots back to our Center. The EWC housed the remaining seven animals in the 1970s and began breeding the species for release. Wolves will continue to have an uncertain future in the U.S. until we can change the cultural value of the species form one of fear to revere. We have come a long way from just seven Mexican wolves, so I am confident that their future is bright. I invite everyone to take on this challenge to change hearts and minds about animal predators and why they are so important to the health of our environment.

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