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Health Mind and Body 3 Health, Mind IN THIS and Body ISSUE A publication of The Daily Citizen Volume 4, Number5 COVER For information regarding special publications of The STORY Daily Citizen, call Gary Jim Richards’ Jones at 706-272-7731. job is more YOGA SNACKS than putting New hybrids In order to pills in a bottle combine yoga avoid calories, with popular it’s important to cardiovascular snack smaty The Daily Citizen activities 308 South Thornton Ave. Dalton, Georgia, 30720 ALSO INSIDE: 706-217-6397 How to spend quiet time ■ Commit to good health as married partners www.daltondailycitizen.com Put on an organice face ■ You can look good naked, too And much more 4 Health Mind and Body Let’s Get BY LISA BERTAGNOLI CTW Features How to look, If you feel uncomfortable and feel, great naked, rest assured: You have plenty of company. in the body Naked Most women unfairly judge their own bodies by the stan- nature gave you dards of fashion models, whose figures account for only 2 per- cent of the female forms out there. That means that 98 per- cent of American women look in the mirror every day and wish fervently they had any body but their own. Change it via a drastic diet or cosmetic surgery? That’s old- school thinking. A new wave of experts has a message for women: Learn to love with the body you have, because it’s a far more beautiful than you think. “Don’t waste a single minute worrying that your butt is too big – life is too short,” says Carson Kressley, host of Lifetime TV’s “How To Look Good Naked,” a reality show that airs Friday nights at 9pm EST. Kressley, who gained fame as one of the hosts of “Queer Eye for the Straight Guy,” has turned his attention on women with a lifelong habit of hating their bodies. Kressley first helps women understand that they’re gorgeous just the way they are, and then shows them how to make that beauty shine. Kressley spends five days with each woman, unearthing the rea- sons for her body loathing (Mom and grade school are major cul- prits); bolstering her self-esteem with great-fitting bras, flattering clothing, a spa day, a new haircut and makeup (“the cliché makeover thing,” Kressley says); and finally talking her into a Carson Kressley, nude – yes, nude – photo shoot. center, host of “It’s about the experience of Lifetime TV’s “How to Look shedding layers ... about getting Good Naked” with out of the casket of bad self- the curvy women image,” Kressley says. he hopes to Kressley and other love-your- inspire self-as-you-are experts have solid, sensible advice for women who Health Mind and Body 5 hate the bodies nature gave them. The Lingerie for Every Body first step, they say, is getting past whomever or whatever planted the bad-body seed. Watching Kressley’s show may help some women, but others may need a professional’s help. Once that first (and Fans of “How To Look Good Naked” understand that just high) psychological hurdle is cleared, as all bodies are not created equal, neither is lingerie. it’s time to start focusing on your high- Certain cuts and styles look better on some bodies than lights and ignoring your flaws. “Our critical eye is very dark,” says others. Here’s a quick guide: Laure Redmond, Portland, Ore., a ther- apist and author of “Feel Good Naked: 10 No-Diet Secrets to a Fabulous BRAS: A padded, plunging bra flatters and enhances most figures, especially pear Body” (Fair Winds Press, 2001). and rectangle (no defined waist) shapes. Inverted triangles (broad shoulders, slim hips) Nobody really knows what she looks will benefit from a supportive, full-cup bra with wide shoulder straps, says Denise like, Redmond explains. Mirrors distort images, and harsh lighting exaggerates Fraser, lingerie buyer for Figleaves.com, an online lingerie retailer. and even creates imperfections. Redmond also urges women to understand that Rubenesque is not a BOTTOMS: “Most women look best in a thong,” says Renee Ambriz, Chicago, four-letter word. “Women were meant owner of Enchante, a lingerie boutique. The ultra-confident can wear a string thong; to have breasts, thighs, buttocks and hips,” Redmond says. Her favorite real- other women might feel more comfortable in a tanga, which is made of lace, or a ity check is to page through art and Brazilian, which has more fabric than a tanga. Boy shorts provide the illusion of cover- photography books that depict real women’s forms. age, but in reality make women with ample hips look hippier. Redmond also begs women to embrace their physicality. If you have LOUNGEWEAR: For those romantic evenings at home, a chemise (or slip) with the health and strength to garden, run, or pick up and comfort a crying child, a mid-thigh length is comfortable and flattering, especially with spaghetti straps and a then, she advises, feel grateful for your low-cut back. healthy body, a gift not all people enjoy. For more practical advice, experts SLEEPWEAR: A silk, menswear-style sleep shirt is fetchingly sexy. It’s the shop’s focus on the fundamentals of well-fit- best-selling sleepwear, Ambriz says. ting underwear and clothes. Why? Looking and feeling good clothed will build the confidence you need to look CORSETS, GARTERS AND OTHER ITEMS OF and feel good naked. A properly fitted bra (yes, you do need expert help SEDUCTION: The most flattering items present a long, fluid line. Ambriz stocks a with this; good lingerie boutiques French-made corset that stops low on the hips as well as a garter belt that extends have bra-fitters) is a start; clothes that from the rib cage to the hips. accent your figure highlights seal the deal. More practical advice? Water. Start LINGERIE COLOR: Black, naturally. “It’s most flattering for women’s skin drinking it if you don’t, and drink even tones,” Ambriz says. Men, she says, buy women red lingerie – and women always more if you do. Water “cuts down on exchange it for black. “I fill the store with color and black sells,” she says. puffiness and gives you energy,” says Lois Miller, regional group fitness direc- tor for Crunch Fitness, a New York- pushups for upper arms, bicycle crunch- back, rib cage up, stomach in. based chain of gyms. Water also helps es for abs and lunges and squats for legs And, while you’re at it, practice just your skin tone, she adds. – will provide the tone and definition being naked. Prance around a little in Miller also recommends moving that comes in oh-so-handy during your underwear before you get ready to around; the more you move your body, those naked times. work, or fold the laundry in your birth- the faster you’ll build body awareness Last but not least? Stand up straight. day suit. and acceptance. Light exercise that Really: A slouch can add 10 pounds to “Get comfortable with your body, be works the major muscle groups – your look. So lift your chin. Shoulders at peace with it,” Kressley says. 6 Health Mind and Body Rewarding ways to help the environment BY BEN LARRISON while saving an average of $30 in elec- ... more of the norm, especially as more CTW Features tric costs over the course of the bulb’s municipalities around the country are Nowadays, all the talk is about going life. And ask your power companies adopting zero-waste goals and banning green. But can you get in on the eco- about renewable energies such as wind the use of plastic bags.” friendly movement without devastating or solar power in your area. Try to shop locally, especially when it your wallet? The answer is an emphatic Malten also suggests keeping your comes to food – the energy used in yes. tires properly inflated, which improves a shipping food from distant countries to Matt Malten, assistant vice chancel- car’s fuel mileage (and saves you your supermarket is a major drain on lor for campus sustainability at money on gas), or, if possible, either the environment. 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A pharmacist’s job entails more to be able to offer than just the tradi- Although Richards has offered flu and than just “putting pills in a bottle.” tional medications, which is a part of pneumonia shots, he will also offer an For Jim Richards, owner of Corner pharmacy, but we’re going to take expanded adult immunization clinic Drugs and Compounding Center in that and go a lot further.” to include a shingles vaccine and Chatsworth, being a pharmacist In the current facility, there is only shots for the Human Pamplona Virus. means being a teacher as well. about 400 square feet of front display “I think we can be a wealth of Corner Drugs and Compounding space while the rest is the pharmacy health education resources,” Richards Center will soon move into an and offices. Richards plans to expand said. expanded 6,600-square-foot facility, the durable medical equipment offer- Richards hopes to address the about six times the size of the current ings, which currently include hospital nationwide obesity problem. business at 430 N. Third Ave. beds, wheelchairs and crutches. He “The couch potato mentality is Richards said the new building will will also have a high-end nutrition really taking its toll,” Richards said. allow for an increase in products and area with certain organic foods and “It’s estimated that in 10 years that services. It will also give customers a health supplements. half of children will have diabetes glimpse into the pharmacy profession. “GNC has all of these products, because of the lack of exercise and The new facility will be behind the but they don’t have any expert insulin resistance that comes from existing building. advice, whereas you talk to a pharma- that.” “Our compounding room will kind cist that has a minimum of six years Richards, a Dalton native, graduat- of be on display with windows so peo- of education, four years specifically in ed from Southeast High School in ple can see what we’re doing in health,” Richards said. “That’s one 1989. His interest in becoming a there,” Richards said. “We’re letting thing that I think we’ll be able to pharmacist developed during his high people know what we do because offer.” school years while taking care of his we’re behind the counter and nobody He also hopes to be a central loca- grandmother, who had diabetes. knows what you’re doing back there. tion for education. 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It’s estimated that in 10 years that half of children will have diabetes because of the lack of exercise and insulin resistance that comes from that. she was kind of my inspiration,” Richards said. He graduated from Mercer University pharmacy school in 1995 and worked at several local pharma- cies before settling in at Corner Drugs in 2001. Three years later, the opportunity to buy the business arose. “My goal and ambition was to always own my own pharmacy, and this chance presented itself,” Richards said. “I bought the business when I was 30. I just have an entre- preneurial spirit in doing things my own way. Whether right or wrong, I had to bear the consequences of it and had to be successful. There was an awful lot of risk involved.” So what does Richards like most about his job? “I enjoy people,” Richards said. “Being able to converse and help people appealed to me. I enjoy the business aspect as well. As far as pharmacy, I just enjoy people. 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Americans spent $6.3 billion for rise to nearly 70 missed morning CTW Features “on-the-go” snacks in 2003, and meals per person by 2008 despite Like many Americans, Leslie this figure is expected to increase by the fact that more than 90 percent Salmon-Zhu always is on the go – 30 percent – to $8.2 billion – with- of Americans consider breakfast the whether she’s running her two chil- in the next several years, according most important meal of the day. dren to school, helping her mother to the market research firm And while inherently healthier or jetting around the globe as a Packaged Facts, Rockville, Md. On snacks – food bars, yogurt snacks graphic recorder. She often finds average, Americans consume 2.5 and nuts – were the Top 3 dollar herself eating small meals through- snacks per day, according to the gainers from 2001 to 2005, these out the day, or grazing, to keep her 2007 International Food categories are only one-quarter to energy up. Information Council (IFIC) Food & one-half the size of the two largest “For me, it’s really important to Health Survey. Nearly one out of snack categories by total 2005 dol- keep my brain energy,” says five Americans snacks four times lar sales: salty snacks (23 percent of Salmon-Zhu, 52, San Leandro, per day or more. total sales) and snack candy (21 Calif., who has been snacking regu- But unlike Salmon-Zhu, who percent), according to Packaged larly for 30 years. “(With) any type carefully considers the portions, Facts. of mental work, it’s almost like you nutrition and spacing of her snacks So it’s no surprise that health need something every two hours.” and other meals, many Americans and nutrition experts say many With the growth of the grazing aren’t snacking smart. Americans have yet to learn that generation since the early 1990s, According to Packaged Facts, more food choices and eating more many food companies continue to snacking has become so prevalent often does not always translate into launch new products aimed at that a third of Americans regularly healthy snacking habits. Americans on the move, from 100- skip meals, often grazing on snack “I think for a lot of people who calorie snack packs to energy bars foods as a substitute. 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Take the latest grazing snack products advertise themselves the time to even things out is kind craze: 100-calorie snack packs. as low-fat, sugar-free or containing of strange, especially if you have While Albright says 100-calorie no added sugar. food there all the time to tempt packs are good for making “Sugar-free does not mean calorie- you.” Americans think of portion control, free,” Albright says. Yet grazing can be helpful, says they aren’t a magic bullet. “It’s sort Budgeting your calories through- Rolls and other experts, for those of a magic number that Nabisco out the day, Albright says, is one who want to avoid big calorie boosts picked,” she says. “You have to look key to maximizing your grazing. To that can translate into body fat. And at what you are eating.” do so, you should be able to under- with the rising number of diabetics “I was speaking to a group of peo- stand food labels. The American in the country, grazing can help peo- ple and someone said, ‘I love 100- Diabetes Association’s Web site ple maintain healthy blood sugar calorie snack packs.’ And they had (www.diabetes.org) has a virtual levels. The American Diabetes eaten three of them,” recalls Bonnie grocery tour that helps people to Association recommends a moderate Taub-Dix, spokeswoman for the check the calories and ingredients breakfast, small snack, moderate to American Dietetic Association, on many food labels, enabling them small lunch, an afternoon snack and Chicago. “A lot of people don’t to assemble their own snack packs a moderate to small dinner each day. think about that. If they eat three of before they leave for work, school, “I think when you are looking at them, that’s still 300 calories. 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A hypo- glycemic, she manages it with exer- 1) EAT BIGGER PORTIONS OF LOWER CALORIE FOODS cise, snacks and water. “If you have a 100-calorie snack, you get 10 large jelly beans,” Rolls “It’s easy,” Salmon-Zhu says of explains. “If you choose strawberries, you get 2-3/4 cups.” preparing snacks. “I just use little containers and throw snacks in them. I do a lot of toasting – pecans, almonds, sunflower and pumpkin 2) YOU CAN GO WRONG WITH VEGETABLES seeds. I don’t add salt. Toasting alone “If you have a 100-calorie snack, you get 10 large jelly beans,” Rolls brings out the flavor of them and explains. “If you choose strawberries, you get 2-3/4 cups.” makes them taste yummier.” Salmon-Zhu also drinks a lot of water, which she says “satiates some- 3) COMBINE LEAN PROTEINS WITH WHOLE GRAIN CARBS thing that feels like hunger, not “Some examples of this might be almond butter and a piece of whole thirst. To be honest, water for me is grain bread,” Taub-Dix says. “Or a piece of high fiber cereal with milk. Or almost a snack.” a whole grain cracker with part skim or low-fat cheese.” If only more people thought that way, says Taub-Dix. “Some people eat because they are 4) NOT ALL FAT IS BAD FOR YOU bored, tired or mistake hunger for “Nuts have healthy fats in them,” says Rolls, who recommends thirst,” she says. “Really, the best almonds in sensible portions. Avoid products with coconut and palm oil, line of defense if you are really not Albright says, which contain higher, unhealthy saturated fats.” hungry is to drink a beverage. It could be a hot mug of tea, water with lemon or coffee with milk. It could also be a low-calorie hot cocoa. 5) DON’T GET TOO SWEET Those are all things you can have “Try a piece of fruit. You can go with apples, strawberries, oranges and that are like speed bumps that pre- bananas, but watch out for too much sugar,” Albright says. “They also vent you from eating when you really make fruit cups that are packed in water. Don’t get the ones packed in don’t need to, or eating what you syrup. It just ups the sugar content.” really don’t need to eat.” Avoiding foods that are too Rolls says. “What’s in our paths are and fulfilled.” tempting is another key to grazing, candy bars. That’s what’s in the Grazing in the Salmon-Zhu lest it lead to overeating. vending machine in the hallway.” household is already heading into “Foods they have to avoid are the And yet there are those who, the next generation. With the help ones they can’t eat a small portion somehow miraculously, can get of extended family, her two daugh- of,” Rolls says. “It’s going to be dif- through the entire day without a sin- ters are eating three sit-down meals ferent for different people.” gle snack. per day, plus healthy snacks as often Rolls suggest eating bigger por- “I had a grandfather who never as they need. tions of lower calorie foods. snacked all his life and just had three “We have on the table pre-cut “If you eat, say even a tiny bit of a squares a day,” Taub-Dix says. “That apples, nuts and healthy organic piece of chocolate, it packs so many was his metabolism. He was active crackers,” Salmon-Zhu says. “They’re calories into a gram of food. It’s very and he walked. I think a lot depends there all the time. And in the refrig- easy to overeat,” Rolls says. “For cel- upon your body type and what you erator are whole-milk baby yogurts. ery sticks, for the same amount of do.” My girls are 6 and 7 years old. I calories, you get 15 to 20 times the The trait was not passed along to think it fulfills their natural growing amount of food.” Taub-Dix. process of needing to eat, run and Of course, planning ahead is the “I am a grazer,” she says. “I always play. It gives them consistent energy. key. found that during the course of the To be honest, it kind of makes them “I think it’s hard for people to go day, if I had snacks that were peaceful. They never say they’re out and forage for carrot sticks,” healthy, it just kept me more stable hungry.” Health Mind and Body 17 YOGA ONE New hybrids combining yoga with popular cardiovascular activities are adding flexibility and better breathing to endurance training — and changing the way people think about yoga Infants, Children and Adolescents We are pleased to serve patients ages birth through 21. 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Hybrid class- members to try new modalities, Shayne says. es featuring yoga along with what whether it’s yoga enthusiasts who Budokon – Japanese for “spirit of may seem like its polar opposites are can’t imagine enduring an entire the warrior” – focuses primarily on cropping up everywhere. spinning class, spinners intimidated the martial and yogic arts. As a long- Crunch Fitness members spin and by yoga and even those who have time teacher and advanced practi- stretch in one 75-minute class. “You never done either class. tioner of both, Shayne realized that get the best of both,” says Jess Plus, it helps people maximize the two arts complemented each Gronholm, yoga director for Crunch their workouts in as little time as pos- other. Fitness, New York City. “It’s a real sible, which is especially helpful in “I put them together into one sin- ride class. You build that energy up, the “go, go, go” cities where Crunch gle expression that you would get the and then there’s this release at the Fitness has locations, such as New benefits of both from, but then you end with the yoga class.” York, Chicago and Los Angeles, he get a single method expression that Attendees switch from the spin notes. “In 75 minutes, they get their that combines both ideologies,” he studio to the yoga studio midway cardio, they get their flexibility train- says. through the class for postures focusing ing and then they’re out of there.” Budokon practice sessions begin on areas where bikers have the most When Cameron Shayne, Santa and end with meditation, with yoga issues, such as the hips, hamstrings Monica, Calif., created Budokon, he poses and martial arts techniques and shoulders, he notes. realized people sought an accelerated sandwiched in between. Although Most are fairly basic: “It’s not like experience that allowed them to sessions are sequenced in a way that we’re doing crow or handstands or reach self-awareness quickly and effi- the poses and techniques flow, headstands,” Gronholm adds. “We ciently. Most don’t have the time to Shayne encourages his teachers to wanted to create a class that is as not spare and won’t take the time neces- stop and teach, not just take people Everything You Need E v e r y t h i n g Yo u N e e d Got a news item or something you’d like to see in the paper? We’re here for you. Give us a call at 272-7742. Our aisles are stocked with an extensive selection of the brands you know and the products you need, all priced to save you money. 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The 250 women in the study will take two lower and upper torso, leaving practi- 90-minute yoga classes each week. Blood tests before, during and after will deter- tioners physically strong and agile and mine if yoga alters immune response and affects fatigue in participants, according psychologically aware of the reactions to researchers. of their body and mind, he says. Researchers at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine at Yeshiva University, “We’ve been described before as New York City, have already proven that yoga can benefit ethnic minority breast yoga on steroids,” Shayne adds. cancer survivors, primarily African-Americans and Hispanics, as well as women Those are words that will likely living in underserved communities. never be used to describe yoga- The study found that yoga had the greatest effect on the social functioning of these women, as it helped them overcome the loneliness and isolation commonly inspired Gyrotonic, equipment based experienced following diagnosis. on movement system Gyrokinesis. Both were developed by former- — CTW Features dancer Juliu Horvath following a peri- od of study of nature and energy, says Matt Aversa, vice president and an Affordable Non-Medical Advertising Without Planning Is Like In-Home Care Shooting Without Aiming! 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Instead, the pathways on yoga for runners course. “I take the feet behind your head,’” Rountree the equipment are circles and spirals yoga teacher aspect of my personality says. “But it can be a very challenging that allow for movements of constant and combine with it the language I core workout if you find the right fluidity with no interruptions. Joints know as a coach and as an athlete class.” are allowed to move in every possible myself,” says Rountree, Chapel Hill, Yoga for runners also teaches direction that the body is capable of N.C., yoga instructor, triathlon coach much-needed mental focus, an impor- moving, Aversa notes. and author of “The Athlete’s Guide tant element of distance runs and “It’s designed to release and open to Yoga: An Integrated Approach to sprints, she adds. Both yoga and run- the body. It actually accelerates what Strength, Flexibility and Focus” ning take an athlete to the edge of yoga would do,” he says. “A lot of (VeloPress, 2007). intensity, to a point that’s manageably yoga people find that they can go fur- Yoga postures work wonders for intense, and yoga shows how to use ther in their yoga much faster because runners because they help with flexi- breathing to remain relaxed and effi- the equipment has helped to open up bility and in undoing the tightness cient. and strengthen their body.” that comes with the repetitive motion “People are surprised at how Increased strength comes from of running, explains Rountree. They much mental focus it takes to get Gyrotonic’s constant resistance, also build core strength and teach through a yoga class, and how that which Aversa likens to swimming. proper alignment, which runners can directly applies to their sport,” “It’s almost like you’re stirring recall when their form begins to fall Rountree says. 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The lack of blood and oxy- gen often leads to temporary symptoms such as slurred speech or blurred vision. TIAs are usually caused by one of three things: • Low blood flow at a narrow part of a major artery carrying blood to the brain, such as the carotid artery • A blood clot in another part of the body, such as the heart, which breaks off, travels to the brain, and blocks a blood IN FITNESS vessel in the brain • Narrowing of the smaller blood vessel in the brain, blocking blood flow for a short period of time — sometimes caused by plaque build up Q: How can TIA be managed? A: The goal is to prevent a future and in HEALTH stroke. The choice of medicine and thera- py used depends on the exact cause of a TIA. In addition to lifestyle changes such as diet and exercise, your doctor may rec- ommend medication to treat high blood pressure or high cholesterol. Ask your doctor about the best stroke prevention options for you. 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School of Medicine, Evanston, Ill. plan,” Goldsmith says. “Don’t just Exercise is essential to a healthy “With relationships you get comfort- give a command or make a com- lifestyle, but not all workouts have to able and you’re probably more likely plaint. Say, ‘Here’s what we are going be done together. Identifying your to let some of your eating habits and to do.’” goals can help you find ways to work fitness slide.” out together, as well as apart. And Relationships also are time-con- Plan for Two, Eat for One that’s OK. suming. We all want to spend more Monique Ryan, registered dietitian time with that special someone, but Running is how Paumier and and author of “Sports Nutrition for schedules are so tight it’s hard to fit Biscamp stay fit – in fact, it’s how Endurance Athletes” (2nd ed., Velo in a commitment to good health on they met. They run together once or Press, 2007) feels people just don’t top of a commitment to your guy or twice a week and do their other runs know how to cook anymore, which gal. But getting on the path to better on their own. “Running together is leads to a lot of takeout. Couples who health and fitness as a couple pro- are all thumbs in the kitchen may good motivation and for feeling like vides you ample opportunities to be want to consider consulting a nutri- we worked through something together – most importantly, in the tionist. When Ryan works with cou- together,” Paumier says. “Running on form of longer lives. ples, it’s largely about education – our own is a way to build up our indi- teaching them about correct portion vidual confidence and is time to Tipping the Scales sizes, how to eat out healthily, creat- reflect on our thoughts. Both are “I don’t think anyone intentionally ing meal plans and starting with sim- important to us.” says, ‘Now I can get fat,’ but we start ple recipes. For some couples, however, athlet- to feel good about who we’re with in Concocting a meal plan for the ics may not be the norm, so working our lives,” says Dr. Barton Goldsmith, week works well for Boulder, Colo., out together will provide much-need- Ph.D., author of “Emotional Fitness residents Rebecca Heaton and hus- ed motivation, support and encour- for Couples” (New Harbinger band, Shaun McGrath. “Every week I agement as you both settle into this Publications, 2005) about why cou- put together a general menu where I new lifestyle. Rising in popularity is ples may pack on a few pounds. pick out four to five meals and then the use of the personal trainer for It’s hard to acknowledge to yourself go shopping for the ingredients,” group workouts as it’s cheaper than when clothes start to feel too tight, Heaton says. “It’s not like we have individual sessions. but when you notice weight gain on a dish A on Monday, dish B on Personal trainer Lisa Dougherty, partner, it may seem easier, wiser and Tuesday, but we have options so we owner of Whole Body Fitness, downright safer to ignore it rather can make choices depending on our Orange County, Calif., often tailors than answer the ever-dreaded, “Do I food mood and how much time we workouts to the individual even when look fat in this?” with a “Maybe?” have to cook.” couples exercise together. “You can Though difficult to fathom, bring- Chicago resident Jessica Paumier develop a program that works for ing a partner’s weight gain to his or and her fiancé, Lewis Biscamp, try to both, even if the goals are different,” her attention is something you should create healthy combinations on their she says. She frequently sees clients do, but with a lot of sensitivity. “This joint grocery shopping trips. “We def- with separate fitness needs but who is such a delicate thing,” Goldsmith initely work hard at eating right,” simply want to spend more time says. “It’s not about weight issues Paumier says. And while they try to together. today. It’s about health issues. You be good influences on each other, Regardless of the activity and should say to your partner, ‘I love you they share the occasional indulgence. and I want you to be around to see “It’s a balancing act,” she says, “but whether you exercise together or not, our children graduate.’ That’s the we both have the same goal of being it’s important that you’re in agree- least toxic way of bringing it up, by healthy.” ment. “If you want and need to exer- saying, ‘Honey, this is a health issue. I Eating healthier doesn’t mean it’s cise alone, by all means you get to do want you to be healthy.’” all tofu and sprouts. Make meal plan- that, but not to the exclusion of your Catanese also suggests asking ques- ning and cooking something fun for partner,” Goldsmith says. tions to raise your partner’s awareness. both of you. Pick a day to shop and So whether it’s a long walk on For example, “Have you noticed make it routine. You can make meals weekends or a weekly tennis match, you’re getting breathless going up the or prep them in advance. Regardless make a point to incorporate each stairs?” of what scenario works best for you, other into a fitness routine if you’re Both Catanese and Goldsmith it’s important you’re both on board. not already. And enjoy a long, agree, however, that the last thing “Changing habits and behaviors is healthy life – together. 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Check us out at: www.lifetouchclinics.com Dalton: 259-5599 Chatsworth: 695-7790 Treat the problem, not the symptom! 26 Health Mind and Body BY DAWN KLINGENSMITH plex yoga poses, spending time minus take time for themselves – they see it CTW Features friends and family boosts productivi- as robbing time from their family,” Renee Baker is the principal viola ty, promotes health and ultimately Haltzman says. “Men often neglect player and personnel manager for the improves relationships, says Dr. Scott themselves because their sense of Chicago Sinfonietta, so her schedule Haltzman, assistant professor of psy- identity is so tied up with work and is packed with practices, meetings chiatry and human behavior at being good providers.” and performances. But if her daily to- Brown University,Providence, R.I. But as life balance coach Terri do lists are longer than most, work But prioritizing and scheduling Levine, New Wales, Pa., tells her obligations aren’t the only reason. alone time can be challenging. clients, you can’t afford not to take Each day, along with her tasks, she “Between work and family, people time for yourself. “If you don’t put writes down and checks off activities think they’re too busy,” Haltzman your own oxygen mask on first and that detach her from the work world says. But if you reflect back on times take time to breathe, you can’t help – soaking in the tub, reading a book, when you were stressed, maybe you others,” she says. writing in her journal, sipping tea. overlooked something at work, mis- And others will be less motivated “Spending time by myself is right placed your keys or blew up at a to help you. up there with eating,” says Baker, loved one and had to make amends. “The people around us are sensi- who also is a wife and mother. “My “You easily spend an hour a day pick- tive to the stress we’re experiencing alone time is non-negotiable. It ing up the pieces when you aren’t at even though we try not to show it,” recharges my batteries so I’m more your best.” Haltzman says. “Couples are pretty efficient at managing the rest of my So why not prevent such setbacks fine-tuned to where their partner is life.” in the first place by slowing down emotionally. When your partner Baker has the right idea about and enjoying a moment alone? senses your stress, it’s like a barome- solitude and efficiency. Be it taking a “Often, women take on more ter detecting a low-pressure system – bubble bath, doodling in a sketch- responsibility in the household, and you know there’s a storm coming. In book or bending your body into com- they feel selfish and guilty if they an ideal world, your partner would ng for the childre C a ri n “Hearing loss is one of the world’s most common, but often ignored, health Of Dalto 5 n since 195 problems. " Richard F. Spanjer MD Luis M. Viamonte MD William R. Edwards MD OOPER Michael A. Hale MD Speech & Hearing Center 1107 Memorial Dr. Suite 100 Dalton Ga. 30720 Phone: (706) 278-5373 Web: www.pediatricsofdalton.com Fortunately, treatment for hearing problems has We are open M-F for all services never been better. Call 706.226.4623 to schedule We are open holidays and weekends a Hearing Screening. for emergencies 706.226.4623 www.loopershc.com Se Habla Espanol Health Mind and Body 27 reach out to you and help you de- dite healing. as developing your inner da Vinci. stress.” Another meaningful way to be “Getting a pedicure is more than But in reality, your spouse or sig- alone is doing something you enjoy shaving down a callus,” Haltzman nificant other might assume an emo- and excel at but seldom have time to says. “There’s a meditative aspect to tional “duck and cover” position by do, says Suzanne Zoglio, a it, a pampering aspect to it, a sense of withdrawing or pushing you away. Doylestown, Pa., psychologist and taking care of yourself. But there When you have a sunnier disposi- author of “Recharge in Minutes: The should be a balance. You shouldn’t tion, folks around you, including co-workers, are more attracted to you. “They’re more inclined to pitch in and help you,” Haltzman says. “You actu- ally form alliances that enable you to get things done and keep your stress levels low.” Try blocking off some time alone, Levine says, but make sure that it does- n’t become just another to-do item. “Look at your calendar and figure out when you can spare a few moments for yourself, and then set an alarm as a reminder,” she says. “I’m a big proponent of using cell-phone alarms.” Levine recommends starting with 15 minutes each day “when all you “Often, women take on more responsibility in do is be quiet and still,” or you can engage in the household, and they feel selfish and guilty calming activities like writing in a journal, lis- if they take time for themselves – they see it tening to music, going for a walk or practicing a rit- as robbing time from their family. Men often ual. Haltzman suggests neglect themselves because their sense of going over your weekly routine, as well as your identity is so tied up with work and being budget, to see what adjustments you can good providers.” make. Perhaps you can hire a house cleaner or use a grocery-delivery service to free Quick-lift Way to Less Stress, More just focus on external improvement.” up some time, or eliminate volunteer Success and Renewed Energy” (Tower If family members infringe on your activities you don’t find rewarding. Hill Press, 2004). “When we’re alone time, Haltzman recommends Levine equates quality alone time engaged and using our strengths, we telling them you need occasional soli- with quiet contemplation, and there are happiest and most refreshed,” tude to become a better parent or have been many studies, most Zoglio says. Paint, dance, arrange spouse. “They might feel like they’re notably by Harvard Medical School flowers, bake – whatever makes time missing out at first,” he says, “but if researchers, in which mindfulness, fly when you’re doing it. you get the message out that this will meditation and prayer have been Or, if pondering and painting benefit them in the long run, they’ll shown to reduce blood pressure, aren’t your thing, indulging your probably back off and give you some increase immune response and expe- inner diva can be just as worthwhile space.” 28 Health Mind and Body Friday’s insemination, our second tight deadline to boot was even more vibrating razor against the new stone such infertility procedure, was a daunting. As of today we are enter- countertop, the buzz intensified by comic disaster that was an unfortu- ing the eighteenth month of our the hard surface. It had only been a nate blend of Lucy Ricardo at the attempted conception, and we didn’t month since we replaced two tires fol- chocolate factory and an insipid need extra sleep to put us any further lowing an unfixable flat and now, Adam Sandler comedy. To start our behind schedule. with a sample to produce and dead- day, Constance unconsciously turned When Constance came back inside line to meet, our car, much like our off the alarm clock and when we from taking out the dogs I was getting spirits, once again had deflated. woke up at 6:30 a.m., thirty minutes ready for the day, slamming bottles of “Well, I definitely can’t do the sample before the sample had to be at the lotion to underscore my displeasure until the tire is fixed because I don’t lab, I flew off the hook. I wasn’t with her alarm clock failings. know how long it will take. 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The time stood at 7:30 once the tire was changed, so I rushed inside, slightly sweaty and body weary, to do the deed in record time. We made it to the lab by 8:05, and the place was packed. After helping one patient, the sole woman registering patients stopped to make what would prove to be a boister- ous phone call to her pregnant friend. I sat clutching my semen in the waiting room, eventually tucking it between a People magazine and my oversized scarf to put it out of pub- lic view. After three minutes, I could take it no more and I walked up to the counter to stare her into submission. “Can I help you?” she asked. Breast cancer affects us all. “Yes, I have a time-sensitive sample to deliver,” I said. It affects our mothers, sisters, wives and friends. It affects people of every age, sex and race, “Sir, please take a number and I’ll be with you shortly, she and is the leading cancer among white and said, clutching the phone to her ear and shielding the African-American women. mouthpiece with her free hand. pink is everyone’s color. “I have a number, actually, what I need is to get this sam- ple to my doctor.” “Sir, they just say it’s time sensitive to make sure you get it here ASAP. Please wait your turn and I’ll be right with you.” Eight minutes later, semen in-hand, I finally checked in and deposited my sample. After a trip to Jamba Juice for breakfast, where we received free wheat grass shots from a rule-breaking server trying to right our bad day, we returned to Dr. Reya’s office for the procedure. Unlike the first time the catheter didn’t go right in, and a clamp was needed. Once it was done, Dr. Reya told Constance to stay on her back for fifteen minutes. She also said she’d be right back to discuss my last semen analysis. “Well, the morphology is great,” she said. “Thirty-five Specializing in the treatment of benign percent, and anything above fifteen percent is a fine. Your and malignant diseases of the breast. motility is fine, too, as is the volume and the number of sperm swimming in the right direction. The problem is the count. This time, it was only two million, and we’re looking for a count between twenty and eighty million to conceive.” “That’s so odd,” Constance said. “Last time you had it done it was sixty million, and that was only ten months ago, right?” “Yeah,” I said. “Everything was fine then.” Eric R. Manahan, M.D., F.A.C.S., But now it’s not and everything is different. It could be a Medical Director varicocele or it could be something unknown. 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Because beauty — and health — are skin deep ORGANIC FACE Health Mind and Body 31 BY BETH KUJAWSKI ingredients” must contain at least 75- boasts ‘natural’ ingredients, that’s no CTW Features percent organic materials. guarantee that it’s organic,” Baumann As with organic food, organic skin- “Organic consumers are just as says. The only standard for “natural” care products aren’t new, they’ve just interested in what their products do is that the ingredient is not signifi- gone mainstream. When you opt for not contain as in what they do con- cantly altered from its original state, organics, not only your skin benefits tain.” says Dr. Leslie Baumann, direc- but natural ingredients are not held but also the planet. The plants used tor of the University of Miami to organic standards, meaning natural to make organic skin-care products Cosmetic Center and author of “The products may contain GMOs, pesti- are grown without synthetic pesti- Skin Type Solution” (Bantam, 2006). cides, herbicides or other chemicals. cides, hormones, genetically modified “The organic label assures that the So should you run to your bath- organisms (GMOs) or other chemi- key cleansing and conditioning ingre- room and toss everything in the cals. dients are derived from organically trash? Not necessarily. But it’s worth But with aisles of personal prod- grown plant products.” your time to read the ingredients in ucts, how do you know what to look Products from other countries carry products and understand what it is for? different certifications. Kirstin Binder, you’re putting on your skin. Manufacturers are allowed to label founder and president of Saffron Environmental Working Group’s Skin their products as organic based on Rouge (www.saffronrouge.com and Deep cosmetic safety database ingredient thresholds established by www.saffronrouge.ca), an online (www.cosmeticdatabase.com) rates the National Organic Program of the source for organic skin care products the safety of ingredients in nearly USDA and the National Organic from around the world, recommends 25,000 products. Once you know the Standard for Canada. Products consumers check that their products relative safety of your current stash, labeled “100-percent organic” must carry certifications such as BDIH you can decide whether or not to try contain 100-percent, certified-organic (Germany), Cosmébio by Ecocert some products that contain organic ingredients. “Organic” products must (France), the Soil Association (UK), ingredients. contain at least 95-percent, certified- AIAB (Italy), Eco-Garantie After all, your skin is your body’s organic ingredients. These two cate- (Belgium) and NASAA (Australia). largest organ and works both ways – gories of products are eligible to dis- “Natural,” however, is not the through secretion and absorption. play the USDA’s organic seal. same as “organic.” “If you find a prod- Some products are pore-blocking Products labeled “Made with organic uct that claims to be ‘natural’ or (comedogenic) and prevent your skin 32 Health Mind and Body The Doctors and Staff of Dalton Family Practice P.C. would like to Thank Our Patients for Voting Us Your Reader’s Choice for 1114 Professional Blvd., Dalton www.daltonfamilypractice.com Dalton Family Practice P.C. the go od life in nort hwest georg ia FYE (for your enjoyment) a need y? hobb In side: ge autom ta Racin , flyin ob del g mo re g cars iles and mo DESSER TS s, vin COOL Udder y plane CLUB Cream er & GIRLS wide BOYS a offers of There’s variety ats in move re frozen tre 2008 tu MAY– JUNE the fu COPY lton MENTARY for Da C OMPLI e You Receive The r ine, chapte ke Sur dalton magaz be To Ma Subscri tion Of Next Edi .217.6397 And om Call 706 zine.c maga alton www.d To Subscribe or Advertise Call 706-217-6397 Health Mind and Body 33 from adequately secreting toxins from concentrations of parabens in breast food-grade ingredients, so while you your system. Likewise, your skin cancer tissue.” probably wouldn’t want to eat them, absorbs what you apply to it, so it Baumann points out that “on aver- in most instances, you could. makes sense to avoid potentially age, women use seven or more skin, “Organic skin care is developed using harmful ingredients. hair and beauty products per day. The nature’s plants,” Binder says. “Plants Not every ingredient that’s hard to ingredients in those various products naturally contain minerals, vitamins, pronounce is bad for you, but Binder could potentially interact or lead to a essential fatty acids and antioxidants, of Saffron Rouge recommends avoid- higher combined rate of exposure to all the things that feed your skin and ing these 10 in general: certain ingredients.” help your skin to renew. When you’re 1. Chlorophensin But we’re all exposed to many using organic plants, you’re ensuring 2. Diazolidinyl urea chemicals from many sources every that no residual chemicals are enter- 3. Parabens (Ethyl-, Methyl-, day, from food to air pollutants to ing your skin.” Butyl-, Propylparaben) household products. “This makes it Yes, organic products cost more, 4. Carbomer hard for each of us to assess our own but you get what you pay for, and you 5. Propylene glycol particular health-care risks,” Baumann can’t put a price on wellness. 6. Petrolatum/mineral oil says. “That’s why many organic con- “My health and my skin are always 7. Triethanolamine (TEA) sumers choose to limit chemical expo- my first investment,” says Kelley 8. D&C colors (synthetic) sures as a precaution, including in West, Chicago, an independent com- 9. Synthetic fragrance their topical care.” munications consultant and longtime 10. 2-bromo-2-nitropropane-1,3- Of course, the health of your skin user of organic skin care. “Organic diol (bronopol) doesn’t just come from a jar. What food in the body, organic products on “Parabens are used in many cos- you put in your body has an even the body. That’s just the natural law metics and skin-, hair- and body-care greater effect on your skin’s health in my world. Whoever said ‘Beauty is products and can sometimes produce than what you put on it, but the two only skin deep’ couldn’t have been allergic reactions,” Baumann says. work in tandem. more wrong. You create and maintain “One controversial study found high Organic skin-care products contain beauty within and without.” Need a Physician? Your Eyes, Your Choice Dr. Lesly Dessieux Dr. Sanjay K. Shukla Family Practice Family Practice Call (706) 517-3770 for an appointment We all like choices. But until recently, when it came to improving your vision, choices were limited - glasses and contacts. Today there are great, new safe and affordable Quality Care From Our options to help you and your family see better. Call Professional Eye Associates today to ﬁnd out more. 706-226-2020 Family To Yours FAQ Women’s Enrichment Center 109 W. Gordon Street, Dalton, GA. FORUM 706-278-1050 Fax 706-278-7050 Option Line 800-395-HELP (4357) Q What services do you provide to our community? Q Is there a fee for these services? A We educate through our sexual abstinence program, “You Are Unique.” This program A All clients are served free of charge. Where area medical professionals is available to schools, churches, and other organizations for teaching the value of sexual abstinence prior to marriage. We educate the youth in our community on how to build healthy relationships, Q How do you gain funding to provide free services? A decision making and character building. We provide parenting classes during and Our existence relies upon financial after pregnancy through our Earn While support of local churches, businesses You Learn Program. Women have the opportunity to earn credits that they can use to “purchase” materials like maternity and baby clothes, blankets, diapers, formula and other much needed supplies. Q How can I help? Lessons include videos and worksheets with a number of topics to choose from. We help by providing women with A You can offer help in a loving and caring manner in one or more of the following ways: pregnancy tests, ultrasound scans, and material support such as maternity * Volunteer Counselor clothes, baby clothes, strollers, cribs, baby * Abstinence Presenter/Helper food, formula and just about anything that * Church Liaison a mother might need for a new baby or * Receptionist toddler. * Newsletter * Board Member * Office Help Q * Financial Support * Building Maintenance Who do you serve? * Fundraising * Baby-Items/Equipment Donations A We are an outreach to all families in our community. All of our support is provided by trained and compassionate volunteers. * Faithful Friend - $10 month minimum monthly pledge Breathe a sigh of RELIEF Invacare® HomeFill® Oxygen System will enhance your quality of life. This complete oxygen system will allow you to control your own oxygen supply from the comfort of your home. Invacare® HomeFill® Complete Home Oxygen System • Provides an unlimited ambulatory oxygen supply • Patient breathes from a continuous flow oxygen • Allows greater mobility than other traditional oxygen modalities • Ideal for travel • Fosters independence for ambulatory oxygen • Patient Convenience Pack offers a continuous flow option at 2 lpm Invacare® HomeFill® and Patient Convenience Pack Respiratory Therapist on staff to assist in patient care • Same-Day Delivery • Providers for HealthOne, State Merit, Blue Cross Blue Shield & others. • Medicare, Medicaid and private insurance billing for our patients. NWGA Home Health and Oxygen 24 HOUR SERVICE 412 North Park Drive, Dalton • (706) 226-0520 Think HDTV is cool? Just watch what happens when MRI goes high-def. Gordon Hospital’s new HD MRI is here. High Deﬁnition Magnetic Resonance Imaging is the most advanced MRI technology available. And now it’s available right here in our community — at Gordon Hospital. Much like HDTV, HD MRI gives physicians a clearer, more highly defined image of problem areas, which can lead to a more accurate diagnosis. We even have on-staff specialists who allow us to take full advantage of this new technology. To learn more about our new HD MRI, call Gordon Hospital at 706.602.7800. It’s one more way we’re here for you.
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