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Spring in St. George is unlike any other – warm sunny days, flip flops and shorts, early blossoms, desert flowers scattering the landscape. . . The awakening of the earth seems to pull us outside to bask in the sun and explore the world with fresh new eyes. I never tire of spotting the bright patches of desert marigold and globe mallow that cover the hillsides each spring.As nature puts on a show of colors, it also brings a renewed sense of hope and possibility. Just as I get excited to dig in the dirt and plant seeds in my garden, I also get energized about planting those fresh, new proverbial seeds of possibility - like imagining my next creative project. . . Or how much lighter I would feel if I made more time for fun!We can consciously plant these seeds for our own growth by doing more of the things that bring us joy and peace – or we can get swept up in the mad dash of schedules and forget to appreciate the little things that add up to make a beautiful, meaningful life. Either way we will grow, and either way what we focus on will grow. What do you want to grow this season?As you approach your own goals for this spring, I invite you to explore your wellness goals with curiosity and imagination. Focus on what really gives you a sense of well-being: enjoying nourishing foods, moving your body, pursuing your passions, belly laughs. . . Let go of judgments, criticism and guilt. Focus on what you want to grow – and keep an open mind so you don’t miss something unexpected!This issue of St. George Health

Spring in St. George is unlike any other – warm sunny days, flip flops and shorts, early blossoms, desert flowers scattering the landscape. . . The awakening of the earth seems to pull us outside to bask in the sun and explore the world with fresh new eyes. I never tire of spotting the bright patches of desert marigold and globe mallow that cover the hillsides each spring.As nature puts on a show of colors, it also brings a renewed sense of hope and possibility. Just as I get excited to dig in the dirt and plant seeds in my garden, I also get energized about planting those fresh, new proverbial seeds of possibility - like imagining my next creative project. . . Or how much lighter I would feel if I made more time for fun!We can consciously plant these seeds for our own growth by doing more of the things that bring us joy and peace – or we can get swept up in the mad dash of schedules and forget to appreciate the little things that add up to make a beautiful, meaningful life. Either way we will grow, and either way what we focus on will grow. What do you want to grow this season?As you approach your own goals for this spring, I invite you to explore your wellness goals with curiosity and imagination. Focus on what really gives you a sense of well-being: enjoying nourishing foods, moving your body, pursuing your passions, belly laughs. . . Let go of judgments, criticism and guilt. Focus on what you want to grow – and keep an open mind so you don’t miss something unexpected!This issue of St. George Health


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The Billy Casper<br />

<strong>Golf</strong> <strong>Academy</strong> comes<br />

to <strong>St</strong> <strong>George</strong><br />

(See page 8)<br />

Photo by Cody Wood<br />

INSIDE:<br />

Spring Produce<br />

The Future of Fiber<br />

A Family that Plays Together, <strong>St</strong>ays Together<br />

MAR/APR 2014<br />


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From The editor<br />

Happy Spring!<br />

Spring in <strong>St</strong>. <strong>George</strong> is unlike any other – warm sunny days, flip flops and shorts, early blossoms, desert flowers scattering the<br />

landscape. . . The awakening of the earth seems to pull us outside to bask in the sun and explore the world with fresh new<br />

eyes. I never tire of spotting the bright patches of desert marigold and globe mallow that cover the hillsides each spring.<br />

As nature puts on a show of colors, it also brings a renewed sense of hope and possibility. Just as I get excited to dig in the<br />

dirt and plant seeds in my garden, I also get energized about planting those fresh, new proverbial seeds of possibility - like<br />

imagining my next creative project. . . Or how much lighter I would feel if I made more time for fun!<br />

We can consciously plant these seeds for our own growth by doing more of the things that bring us joy and peace – or we<br />

can get swept up in the mad dash of schedules and forget to appreciate the little things that add up to make a beautiful,<br />

meaningful life. Either way we will grow, and either way what we focus on will grow. What do you want to grow this season?<br />

As you approach your own goals for this spring, I invite you to explore your wellness goals with curiosity and imagination.<br />

Focus on what really gives you a sense of well-being: enjoying nourishing foods, moving your body, pursuing your<br />

passions, belly laughs. . . Let go of judgments, criticism and guilt. Focus on what you want to grow – and keep an open<br />

mind so you don’t miss something unexpected!<br />

This issue of <strong>St</strong>. <strong>George</strong> Health & Wellness magazine is packed with inspiration and insight, personal stories and helpful<br />

health advice. Let those stories that are most meaningful to you inspire you to keep moving toward your dreams. Let them<br />

remind you to express yourself often and live as fully in the present as you can.<br />

We are very fortunate to be able to share such valuable content from our amazing community of contributing authors, and<br />

we hope this issue leaves you feeling invigorated, supported and ready to get out there and enjoy your spring!<br />

Alesha Sevy<br />

Creative Director<br />

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Table of<br />

Contents<br />

MAR/APR 2014<br />

On The Cover:<br />

Nick McKinlay, Billy Casper and Byron Casper.<br />

Photography by Cody Wood.<br />

Fitness<br />

The Billy Casper <strong>Golf</strong> <strong>Academy</strong><br />

Opens in <strong>St</strong>. <strong>George</strong> 8<br />

A Tribute to Sheila Brown 10<br />

Health Coaching: A Personal Journey 12<br />

Freedom to Ride 16<br />

No Pain, Just Gain! 18<br />

Family Fun and Fitness! 20<br />

A Conversation with<br />

Athletic Director Jason Boothe 22<br />

Bicycles Unlimited Celebrates<br />

30 Years in Downtown <strong>St</strong>. <strong>George</strong> 24<br />

Nutrition<br />

Spring Produce 26<br />

Anatomy of a Salad:<br />

Q&A with Executive Chef Greg 28<br />

Fresh Spring Salad 29<br />

Springtime Potted Herbs 30<br />

Restaurant Profile<br />

Irmita’s: The Hottest Spot in Town 34<br />

Health<br />

Infertility Etiquette 37<br />

Heart News from Heart of Dixie 39<br />

Prenatal Ultrasound 42<br />

Getting the “<strong>St</strong>raight Talk”<br />

on Orthodontics 46<br />

A Healthy Colon is a Happy Colon 49<br />

<strong>St</strong>ill Living with Back Pain?<br />

Time to Decompress! 53<br />

Finding Hope in Infertility 58<br />

Financial Wellness<br />

Conventional Loan, Cash, or<br />

Reverse Mortgage? 62<br />

How Are You Doing Today? 64<br />

The Future of Fiber:<br />

Why it Matters to Southern Utah 66<br />

Are You Doing Enough<br />

to Keep Your Identity Safe? 68<br />

Mind/Body<br />

What is Energy Work? 72<br />

Cultivate 74<br />

Increase Energy and Boost<br />

Your Happiness Factor<br />

with Chiropractic Care 76<br />

Rest*Relax*Renew:<br />

Experience the Miracle of Massage 78<br />

Dynamic Silence Meditation 79<br />

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Family Wellness<br />

A Family that Plays Together,<br />

<strong>St</strong>ays Together 80<br />

Dreams Do Come True 82<br />

Are You a Leader? 86<br />

Dancing through Heaven 88<br />

Building Trust 90<br />

A Daughter’s Tribute 92<br />

Cultural Arts<br />

Planting Seeds and Growing Culture 94<br />

WCSD Foundation<br />

Reaches Out to Kids in Need 96<br />

Calendar of Cultural Arts Center 98<br />

Departments<br />

Intro to Cycling 99<br />

Featured Directory Listings 100<br />

Calendar of Events 101<br />

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Meet our<br />

sTAFF<br />

Robert Benson, MD<br />

Medical Editor<br />

Terrin Parker, PT<br />

Associate Editor<br />

Alesha Sevy<br />

Creative Director<br />

Emily Fonnesbeck, RD, CD, CLT<br />

Author, Nutrition Section<br />

Tiffany Gust, CPT<br />

Author, Fitness Section<br />

Chad Olson, MS, LMFT<br />

Author, Family Wellness Section<br />

Brigit Atkin<br />

Author, Mind/Body Section<br />

Chef Greg Reith<br />

Author/Executive Chef<br />

Myke Bush<br />

Photographer/Video Editor<br />

W. Jared Dupree, PhD, MBA<br />

Executive Editor<br />

“What a wonderful time of year! Spring represents a time of new beginnings,<br />

hope and life. <strong>St</strong>. <strong>George</strong> is experiencing its own growth with what seems like<br />

a greater sense of hope for what the future holds. Myself and the staff of<br />

<strong>St</strong>. <strong>George</strong> Health & Wellness Magazine hope you enjoy our current issue!<br />

We have worked hard to provide you with information and articles that<br />

can help us all. We especially are excited about the announcement of the<br />

Billy Casper <strong>Golf</strong> <strong>Academy</strong> opening here in our community. I interviewed<br />

Billy myself and learned more about the great man that he is beyond the<br />

amazing golf career he holds. I’m also impressed with Terrin’s article this<br />

issue in the family section. She often reminds us of what is important in our<br />

lives. There is much to be thankful for! We wish you a wonderful Spring with<br />

much hope for a bright future.”<br />

Sincerely<br />

Dr. Jared DuPree<br />

For information on advertising or other inquiries, visit our website at www.saintgeorgewellness.com,<br />

email stgeorgewellnessmagazine@gmail.com or call us at 435-319-0273.<br />

The publisher is not responsible for the accuracy of the articles in <strong>St</strong>. <strong>George</strong> Health & Wellness Magazine. The information contained within has been obtained from sources believed to be reliable. Neither the publisher<br />

nor any other party assumes liability for loss or damage as a result of reliance on this material. Appropriate professional advice should be sought before making decisions. ©Copyright 2013.<br />

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The Billy Casper<br />

<strong>Golf</strong> <strong>Academy</strong> Opens<br />

in <strong>St</strong>. <strong>George</strong><br />

By Jared DuPree<br />

After more than twenty-one years of offering summer golf<br />

camps to adults and youth (over 4,000 to date), Billy Casper<br />

is excited to announce the first Billy Casper <strong>Golf</strong> <strong>Academy</strong><br />

worldwide located here in <strong>St</strong>. <strong>George</strong>, UT at the picturesque<br />

Ledges <strong>Golf</strong> Course.<br />

“I run into grown-ups all over that went to my golf camps,”<br />

Billy said in a recent conversation about the upcoming<br />

academy. “I thought, why don’t we create a very elegant golf<br />

academy in the <strong>St</strong>. <strong>George</strong> area. People love to come to <strong>St</strong>.<br />

<strong>George</strong>! Beyond the beautiful golf courses, we can offer a<br />

wonderful experience to participants with the national<br />

parks, Tuacahn, and the beautiful weather!”<br />

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Many golf academies throughout the world are associated with<br />

a big name, but seldom, if ever, do the guests get to see or have an<br />

experience with that particular professional golfer or instructor. At the<br />

Billy Casper <strong>Golf</strong> <strong>Academy</strong>, students at the premier schools will have<br />

an experience like no other, as they will get to interact with and learn<br />

first hand from one of the greatest players in the history of the game!<br />

Billy enjoys the intimate relationship with the guests, combined<br />

with cutting edge technology that they will be able to offer to each<br />

golfer. “Modern day teaching technologies provide golfers with<br />

readouts and visual aids on their swing.” He says. “A professional<br />

can instruct all day, but until the student can see it, they often can’t<br />

correct it. I’m really excited about the potential for learning we will<br />

have at the academy with the visual technologies we will be able to<br />

use to teach.”<br />

At the Billy Casper <strong>Golf</strong> <strong>Academy</strong> guests can experience<br />

half-day golf schools, 1-3 day golf schools, corporate<br />

groups and retreats, as well as individual lessons. <strong>Academy</strong><br />

Instructors Nick Mckinlay and Byron Casper (Billy Caspers<br />

son) are the head golf instructors at the Billy Casper <strong>Golf</strong><br />

<strong>Academy</strong> and bring over forty years of experience.<br />

I was excited to learn more about Billy’s career as a<br />

golfer, as he reminisced about his many accomplishments.<br />

“I have five important memories that really impacted me<br />

as a golfer. My first win in 1956 at the Labatt Open was<br />

important, as it was my first win on tour. Then, winning the<br />

1959 US Open at the Winged Foot <strong>Golf</strong> Club in New York<br />

really opened the door to the rest of my career.”<br />

Billy recounted his third important memory describing a<br />

hand injury in 1963 that took him off tour for three months. “I<br />

faced a lot of questions in mind when I returned: Can I hold<br />

up for 72 holes? Can I handle the rough? Would I be the same<br />

golfer? Well, I played in Hartford, CT and won the Insurance<br />

City Open Invitational. All my questions were definitely<br />

resolved!”<br />

His fourth important memory occurred in 1966 when Billy<br />

came back from seven shots<br />

after 54 holes and caught up<br />

to Arnold Palmer, eventually<br />

winning his second US Open<br />

after an intense playoff the<br />

next day. The fifth and final<br />

memory he shared with me<br />

was winning the Master’s<br />

Tournament in Augusta in<br />

1970, after another playoff<br />

against Gene Littler. Over the<br />

life of his career, he had a total<br />

of 69 professional wins and 51<br />

PGA tour wins making him the seventh all-time winner in PGA<br />

history.<br />

“If you could pin me down,” Billy says, “winning the<br />

open in 1959 was the most important event in my golf<br />

career. It opened the doors to everything else. It also led<br />

me to the Utah Open where I found my home, in more<br />

ways than one.”<br />

Billy spent quite some time with me discussing the<br />

lessons learned beyond the game. “<strong>Golf</strong> is much like life.<br />

You have good days, and your hazards, and you have<br />

to work yourself through it. It teaches you patience,<br />

love, and understanding. It is a game that builds and<br />

continues to build,” Billy exclaims. “Just like in life, you<br />

keep learning as you progress. You are opened up to<br />

more and more--you never stop learning, in golf or in<br />

life. You learn little things, and those little things are so<br />

important to become better golfers, and better people.”<br />

Billy finished his book a couple years back, The Big<br />

Three and Me, describing the trials and tribulations he<br />

experienced as he became one of the greatest golfers of all time. In the<br />

end, Billy has come full circle. “You know, the two most important<br />

pictures in that book are of my wife of 62 years, Shirley, and a picture<br />

of four generations of my kids, grandkids, and great-grandkids.”<br />

For more information on golf schools, corporate groups and retreats, and<br />

lessons with Billy Casper and the <strong>Academy</strong> Instructors, please contact the<br />

Billy Casper <strong>Golf</strong> <strong>Academy</strong> at the Ledges at 435-272-1774 or visit their<br />

website at: www.Billycaspergolfacademy.com<br />

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By Alesha Sevy<br />

“Sheila Ilias Brown was the Magnum<br />

Opus, the Masterpiece of our Eternal Father.<br />

To me, she is most the beautiful being whose<br />

feet have touched this earth. Being with her<br />

was an eternity. Her love could never be<br />

measured in time, it was the love of God<br />

emanating through her soul.” - - Jt Brown<br />

The sorrow and disbelief were palpable<br />

upon the news that Sheila Ilias Brown, the<br />

embodiment of vitality, humility, kindness<br />

and love, had sojourned from this earth on<br />

Saturday, January 18, 2014. Sheila’s impact<br />

on our community was powerful, and her<br />

legacy will continue growing through those<br />

she inspired and empowered.<br />

Sheila (pronounced Shy-la) co-founded<br />

BE HOT Yoga and BE University with<br />

her husband, Jt Brown in 2010. Wildly<br />

passionate about cultivating a vibrant “yoga<br />

family” community, Sheila’s vision quickly<br />

materialized, bringing together first-time<br />

and long-time yoga students in a nurturing<br />

space that fostered self-acceptance,<br />

compassion, togetherness and growth.<br />

When students showed up for the first<br />

time feeling uncertain of their abilities, Sheila,<br />

exuding a strong but gentle confidence, met<br />

their apprehension with a reassuring smile,<br />

“You’ve got this. You can do it.” And they<br />

did. Droves of students left the BE HOT<br />

studio with a profound sense<br />

of peace, calm and strength. It<br />

didn’t take more than a class or<br />

two to become hooked on hot<br />

yoga.<br />

“Look into your own two<br />

eyes,” Sheila’s soothing voice<br />

would carry through the warmly<br />

lit studio. Each class offered a<br />

new opportunity to practice<br />

compassion, kindness and build<br />

strength, and often this was the<br />

only time of day people gave<br />

themselves permission to slow<br />

down and just be. That was<br />

Sheila’s deepest desire: to help<br />

others learn how to simply BE.<br />

Sheila and Jt soon began training new<br />

yoga teachers, and yoga lovers flocked to the<br />

various teacher trainings offered through<br />

BE University. In July of 2011, Jt and Sheila<br />

welcomed their beautiful baby girl, Shiloh<br />

into the world. Sheila took some time away<br />

from teaching in the studio. She cherished<br />

being a mother first and foremost.<br />

Meanwhile, the yoga family was<br />

outgrowing the studio – and quickly.<br />

Immensely grateful for the community<br />

support, the couple began planning for new<br />

studio space – an expansive space that would<br />

continue to offer a solid foundation for the<br />

current students, but with room to welcome<br />

many more. After deep thought and<br />

planning, a new studio three times the size<br />

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of the current space was secured. Plans were drawn up, construction<br />

began and a soft launch date was set for February of 2014. The studio<br />

buzzed with excitement – not only for the new space but because<br />

people were genuinely happy to see their dear friends reach new<br />

levels of success in the flourishing <strong>St</strong>. <strong>George</strong> yoga community.<br />

Just weeks before the target open date for the studio, the<br />

unthinkable happened. Sheila fell ill with a case of pneumonia. Jt<br />

soon learned his beloved wife also had a rare form of leukemia and<br />

within a few short days, despite her fierce will to survive, Sheila’s life<br />

on this earth came to a close, surrounded by her loving family. The<br />

news was beyond devastating. But amidst the pain and mourning a<br />

beautiful thing happened. The community rallied around to offer<br />

support to a heartbroken Jt and their daughter Shiloh, now just two<br />

years old.<br />

Sheila was clear in her final days about moving forward with<br />

the expansion of BE HOT. Her love and passion for sharing yoga<br />

inspired Jt to continue moving forward even more diligently to bring<br />

their dream to life – now with the purpose of honoring the life of <strong>St</strong>.<br />

<strong>George</strong>’s matriarch of yoga, Sheila Ilias Brown.<br />

The BE HOT Yoga family is elated to invite our community to<br />

celebrate the opening of this sacred new space; a space dedicated to<br />

the memory of Sheila Brown; a space for all of us to rejoice and just<br />

BE. Join together on March 15th from 5pm – 8pm for a celebratory<br />

grand opening and dedication ceremony held at the new BE HOT<br />

Yoga studio at 558 E. Riverside Drive, Suite 209.<br />

In honor of Sheila’s dream, and the BE HOT mission statement,<br />

to make yoga accessible to everyone, join the movement and BE<br />

a part of our family! BE HOT will be offering individuals a three<br />

year unlimited membership for just $497. BE HOT will also offer<br />

the first 50 families (partnerships, couples & traditional families) to<br />

sign up, a one year unlimited family membership for just $497.<br />

Come as you are to celebrate and honor Sheila Brown’s legacy. All<br />

are welcome. Namaste.<br />

“Sheila Ilias Brown was the Magnum Opus, the Masterpiece of our Eternal Father.<br />

To me, she is most the beautiful being whose feet have touched this earth. Being<br />

with her was an eternity. Her love could never be measured in time, it was the<br />

love of God emanating through her soul.” – Jt Brown<br />

“In your light I learn how to love. In your beauty, how to make poems. You dance<br />

inside my chest where no-one sees you, but sometimes I do, and that sight<br />

becomes this art.” – Rumi<br />

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Health Coaching:<br />

A Personal Journey<br />

By Caitlyn Brooksby, MPA<br />

When Colleen Conley made the decision<br />

to visit with health coach, Teri Koenig at the<br />

LiVe Well Center, she wasn’t expecting what<br />

transformed over the next year. “I wondered<br />

what someone could truly tell me that I<br />

didn’t know,” Conley said. “Health coaching<br />

wasn’t what I expected.”<br />

Originally from Fairbanks Alaska, Conley<br />

calls <strong>St</strong>. <strong>George</strong> her home in the winter<br />

months. She had tried to quit smoking on<br />

several occasions and had been unsuccessful.<br />

Conley realized, after meeting with Koenig,<br />

that every area in life deserves attention and<br />

is connected to create the whole person.<br />

“Teri had me look at the emotional side<br />

of my life as well as the physical aspect when<br />

setting life goals,” Conley explained. “It<br />

made me look at those aspects of my life that<br />

I typically wouldn’t look at.”<br />

Along with quitting her smoking habit,<br />

Conley made goals to work with animal<br />

rescue groups and read more. “I wanted to<br />

focus on activities that allowed me to look<br />

within,” said Conley.<br />

Taking time to look within helped her<br />

to realize that every day was a gift with<br />

new potential. “I believe every day is a new<br />

day and it has no mistakes in it when you<br />

wake up,” she said. “I need to forgive myself<br />

when I mess up instead of focusing on the<br />

mistakes.”<br />

Teri Koenig, a certified health and<br />

wellness coach as well as a gerontologist,<br />

says a coach is someone who helps a person<br />

get to their destination by reminding them<br />

of their successes. “I help identify barriers<br />

and together we come up with solutions to<br />

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Koenig believes that negative selftalk<br />

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Above all, Koenig is there to listen. “All<br />

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responsibilities have expanded<br />

to include: Interim Manager<br />

of DRMC’s LiVe Well Center,<br />

community liaison on behalf<br />

of Intermountain Healthcare<br />

via the LiVe Well Learning<br />

Hubs at Dixie Regional,<br />

coordinator of the Active<br />

Aging programs as well as<br />

serving as a certified health<br />

and wellness coach.<br />

To learn more about the LiVe Well<br />

Center and the services offered, please<br />

call 435-251-3793 or visit us at www.<br />

IntermountainLiVeWell.org/stg.<br />

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TO RIDE<br />

David Rasmussen<br />

President, eSpokes<br />

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ebike from eSpokes you can get out and ride your way.<br />

Don’t worry about the hills, the headwinds, or catching<br />

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how you want to ride.<br />

Electric bikes are bicycles with an electric motor<br />

available for help when you want it. They’re not<br />

motorcycles or scooters. They’re bikes that allow you to<br />

ride the way you want to ride. If you want exercise, you<br />

can get as much as you want. If you want to enjoy the<br />

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Have you ever wanted to ride up Snow Canyon, through<br />

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You’ll feel the joy of riding your bike through these<br />

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Many of our bikes are so well designed that we have to<br />

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These are not the ebikes of yesteryear. They are beautiful,<br />

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<strong>St</strong>. <strong>George</strong> Health & Wellness Magazine | March/April 2014 17<br />


No Pain, Just Gain!<br />

By Archie Romney, ATC<br />

It is currently estimated that at some point in their<br />

lives approximately 90% of Americans will experience<br />

some sort of myofascial (muscular) pain. At the Summit<br />

Athletic Club, we have some techniques and machines<br />

that have been successful in reducing or even eliminating<br />

this specific type of pain: Acceleration training, Power<br />

Plate machine, and Aqua <strong>St</strong>retch.<br />

With Acceleration training, your body’s muscles<br />

contract between twenty-five and fifty times per second<br />

as you make gentle body movements. It’s this constant<br />

muscle tensioning that increases muscle strength. A near-total muscle<br />

fiber employment translates into a higher intensity workout, unlike<br />

anything you’ve ever experienced. Acceleration training enhances<br />

your performance while it increases the efficiency of your workout.<br />

The massage and myofascial release that it provides is amazing, to<br />

say the least.<br />

With the Power Plate machine, you get a complete, full-body<br />

workout incorporating stretching, balance, core strengthening, and<br />

massage, with myofascial release all in as little as twenty to forty-five<br />

minutes. Using myofascial release procedure and a full or half foam<br />

roller and hand pressure with vibration on massage settings of the<br />

power plate produces amazing muscle release. Some other benefits<br />

of Power Plate are:<br />

• Improve bone mineral density to help fight bone loss<br />

and osteoporosis.<br />

• Reduce pain to enhance quality of life and overall<br />

function.<br />

• Improve proprioception and balance to prevent falls<br />

and improve reaction.<br />

• Increase circulation to enhance cardiovascular health<br />

enhance nerve pathyway.<br />

• Encourage hormone release, particularly Human<br />

Growth Hormone (HGH), to promote recovery.<br />

• Improve core strength and stability to prevent injury and restore<br />

functional movement.<br />

Aqua <strong>St</strong>retch is a progressive assisted aquatic stretching technique,<br />

and considered by many to be a breakthrough in pain management<br />

and preventive medicine, provided primarily by massage therapists,<br />

athletic trainers, and physical therapists. It may quickly restore<br />

flexibility lost from accidents and surgeries more than three<br />

months old, significantly and immediately reduce chronic pain or<br />

movement pain, and/or create profound relaxation that may help<br />

improve sleep.<br />

Aqua <strong>St</strong>retch theoretically breaks down fascial adhesions that<br />

inhibit flexibility or may cause nerve impingements, muscle tension<br />

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or soreness, vascular insufficiencies, hormonal imbalances, and<br />

pain. It may also be potentially used in athletic conditioning and<br />

fitness programs to increase flexibility. It is a new form of individual<br />

and facilitated aquatic exercising which may be used in wellness<br />

programs and also as an aquatic therapy. This assisted stretching and<br />

myofascial release technique frees the body of restrictions that limit<br />

flexibility and may cause pain with movement. It has proven results<br />

in conditioning, rehabilitation and athletic performance.<br />

If you are fed up and want the pain to end, these methods may be<br />

your answer. Read the following testimonials. You, too, just may find<br />

the relief to your pain, and finally become pain free!<br />


On August 28th 2003 I suffered a stroke. I was living a “sedentary”<br />

lifestyle and decided it was time to make a change. I began to work with<br />

Archie Romney, I can remember sitting in my wheel chair with my heels<br />

on a vibrating machine called a power plate. Archie explained to me how<br />

the power plate worked and how the different settings affected muscles<br />

in different ways. After several days of repeated use, I began to notice<br />

an improvement in the way that I walked. The power plate allowed my<br />

muscles to work or “fire” when I needed them to for the effect that I wanted.<br />

Together with the power plate, Archie and my own persistence, I have<br />

regained a quality of life that would not<br />

have been at all possible without the use of<br />

the power plate. – Brian T. Ledbetter<br />

Archie was a Godsend in my recovery<br />

from hip replacement surgery. Previous<br />

surgeries and arthritis left me in bad shape<br />

and I had to walk with the assistance of<br />

a cane. It was Archie’s gift for finding the<br />

right treatment and his Aqua<strong>St</strong>retch sessions<br />

that relieved me from pain and liberated me<br />

from the cane. I am a member of a privileged<br />

group of people that have been healed by<br />

Archie. His persistent spirit, knowing<br />

touch and tireless will to help others is proof<br />

that this work is his life’s calling. – Eva<br />

Czajkowski<br />

Give Archie a call at Summit Athletic<br />

Club 272-3301.<br />

About the Author<br />

Archie Romney was a high<br />

school teacher for thirty years.<br />

He also taught at Dixie<br />

<strong>St</strong>ate for five years prior to<br />

retirement. After retiring, he<br />

decided to become a personal<br />

trainer. He is now certified<br />

through the National <strong>Academy</strong><br />

of Sports Medicine as a<br />

certified personal trainer and<br />

works at Summit Athletic<br />

Club in <strong>St</strong>. <strong>George</strong>, Utah.<br />

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<strong>St</strong>. <strong>George</strong> Health & Wellness Magazine | March/April 2014 19

Family Fun<br />

and Fitness!<br />

By Tiffany Gust<br />

Spring is upon us and everyone is excited to get outside and play!<br />

Well, hopefully they are – with all the electronic games and new<br />

technology, more and more kids aren’t doing what they need to and<br />

should do. Here are some fun ways to get your kids outdoors to enjoy<br />

the fresh air and sunshine!<br />

Move It Program – A program currently in the Washington County<br />

Schools run by volunteer mentors in association with the City of<br />

<strong>St</strong>. <strong>George</strong>. Their goal is to get kids moving for better health and<br />

encourage participation in a non-competitive environment. <strong>St</strong>udents<br />

get “move it tokens” in either P.E. class or during recess. They can also<br />

get tokens for tracking their movement on a calendar. These tokens<br />

can be redeemed for prizes during<br />

Expo’s or the kid races. Find out<br />

more at http://briannarosia2.<br />

wix.com/moveitprogram#!theprogram/c66t<br />

SHAC Spring Triathlon and Tuff kids Triathlon – This family fun event<br />

is held on April 5th. It’s a great way to spend time together. My<br />

daughter and I have done this race for over four years together. They<br />

even offer relays so that everyone can participate. If you want to get<br />

inspired and can’t participate, become a volunteer. This would be a<br />

great way to serve in the community with your family. Don’t turn<br />

down a great opportunity to be truly inspired. http://www.sgcity.org/<br />

running/shactri.php<br />

Tuff Kids Family Bike Ride – This FREE event is held at Elks Lodge on<br />

April 12th. There are two distance options: 1.9 miles and 4.4 miles.<br />

For the younger kids they have a bike safety course. This is one that<br />

you shouldn’t miss. The memories you create from this event are sure<br />

to last a long time. http://www.sgcity.org/running/tuffkids.php<br />

Spring Break Family Fitness Challenge – This one is for your family to<br />

design and personalize. Here are some ideas: Let each family member<br />

pick a fitness activity for the family to do each day. Do a mile a day<br />

walk or hike and add it up to show your kids what a 10K (6.2 miles)<br />

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looks like, go exploring, geocaching,<br />

build an obstacle course, or go on a fitness<br />

vacation.<br />

Don’t pass up these great opportunities<br />

to build stronger relationships with your<br />

family. Spring break is where memories<br />

are made, and you can make them right<br />

here in your own backyard!<br />

About the Author<br />

As a Certified USA Triathlon<br />

Coach and Personal Trainer,<br />

Tiffany motivates her clients<br />

to see their potential and<br />

achieve more than they thought<br />

possible. She has competed in<br />

over 70 triathlons and inspires<br />

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University in Health Science<br />

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Exciting Times for<br />

Dixie <strong>St</strong>ate University Athletics:<br />

A Conversation with<br />

Athletic Director<br />

Jason Boothe<br />

By Jared DuPree<br />

Recently, I had the chance to catch up with Jason Booth, Athletic<br />

Director of Dixie <strong>St</strong>ate University. I’ve personally been impressed<br />

with the caliber of student-athletes and the level of play in various<br />

sports at Dixie.<br />

Q: What were some of the most exciting athletic stories of Dixie <strong>St</strong>ate University<br />

this past year?<br />

We have more to come I’m sure, but, so far, here are some of the<br />

highlights: women’s volleyball received first ever bid to the NCAA<br />

Regionals, we dedicated the field at Hansen <strong>St</strong>adium as Sark Arslanian<br />

Field, Joe Don Duncan was awarded 1st Team All-American in<br />

football, men’s golfer Kenny You won the Western Washington<br />

University Invitational, our overall fall student-athlete GPA was the<br />

highest ever for one semester at 3.08 (326 student-athletes); of the<br />

top five team GPAs, four were teams that were in-season during the<br />

fall with women’s cross country finishing at the top with a 3.51, and<br />

men’s basketball ranked as high as #7 nationally in the polls.<br />

Q: What are you looking forward to for the 2014-2015 academic year?<br />

I am excited to see the continued growth and development of all<br />

of our programs. We have made tremendous strides since joining the<br />

NCAA eight years ago. Each year we get better and I don’t expect<br />

next year to be any different.<br />

Q: Where do you see the future of Dixie <strong>St</strong>ate Athletics going?<br />

I see the future of this program being very bright. We have<br />

tremendous facilities, coaches, trainers, student-athletes, and<br />

administrators here. We are very fortunate. We need to continually<br />

increase our fundraising abilities in order to put us on a more level<br />

playing field with the other top programs in our conference. We are a<br />

top program and we’ve been able to accomplish that very efficiently.<br />

Additional funding will open a few doors for us to achieve even<br />

greater things both academically and athletically.<br />

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good our teams are. The more we can get that message spread to more<br />

individuals throughout the community the quicker we will meet the<br />

fundraising needs I mentioned above. Further, the amount of time<br />

and energy our student-athletes put into their academic and athletic<br />

efforts is amazing. Most people do not understand that. From a full<br />

class load, to practice, and in a lot of cases a part-time job keeps them<br />

very busy. Throw in the travel required during the season, and that<br />

shows just how proud<br />

we are of our high GPA<br />

in the fall.<br />

Q: What do you wish the community and others knew about the studentathletes<br />

at Dixie?<br />

Our community support is fantastic. Our loyal fans know how<br />

talented our teams are and just how difficult the competition is for<br />

us in the West Region. Without fail, every time someone comes to a<br />

game for the first time (or the first time in a long time), they comment<br />

on how incredible the level of play is, and how they had no idea how<br />

I would highly<br />

recommend catching a<br />

basketball game as the<br />

season finishes up, or<br />

baseball and softball.<br />

You will be impressed!<br />

For more information on<br />

Dixie <strong>St</strong>ate University<br />

sports and athletics or<br />

how to support studentathletes,<br />

contact Jason<br />

Boothe by visiting www.<br />

dixieathletics.com.<br />

<strong>St</strong>. <strong>George</strong> Health & Wellness Magazine | March/April 2014 23



By Gregory Pine<br />

When Mark McLaughlin established Bicycles Unlimited in<br />

1984, his reasons were twofold. First, he loved cycling. And second,<br />

he loved business.<br />

Having just completed an associate’s degree and series of business<br />

courses at Dixie <strong>St</strong>ate University (then College), McLaughlin found<br />

the idea of opening his own store both exciting and appealing. At age<br />

twelve, he took his first job working in retail, and says he discovered<br />

early on that he enjoyed working with people in a one-on-one setting.<br />

Also, he enjoyed riding his bike to and from work, and would save<br />

money from his paychecks to upgrade his bike parts.<br />

“For me, cycling has always been a lot of fun and something I want<br />

to do,” McLaughlin says. “As a kid I remember most days riding my<br />

bike from right after school until dinner time or later.”<br />

Putting himself through college, McLaughlin worked as<br />

a mechanic at Larry’s Spoke & Pedal, the local bicycle shop<br />

established in 1973. When it came time to make a career decision,<br />

he says it made sense to him to open a bike shop. However, in 1984,<br />

McLaughlin was given the opportunity to purchase Larry’s Spoke<br />

& Pedal where he had been employed for the past four years. With<br />

young entrepreneurial aspirations, McLaughlin decided this was the<br />

path he would take.<br />

With McLaughlin taking over in early spring 1984, the old<br />

Larry’s Spoke & Pedal bike shop received a springtime facelift and a<br />

name change to the current Bicycles Unlimited. Although the store<br />

has been through a few upgrades and remodels since then, the name,<br />

owner, and location have remained the same for the past thirty years.<br />

And so has the owner’s love for cycling.<br />

“It’s just really fun to be part of an industry that contributes to<br />

people’s happiness and well-being,” McLaughlin says. “Over the<br />

years the technologies have improved, building and maintaining<br />

riding trails have become a priority in our community, and the<br />

number of cyclists just keeps growing,” he says. “It’s a business where<br />

customers are happy, and I really like that.”<br />

McLaughlin recalls making his first top-of-the-line bike purchase<br />

in 1972 of a Schwinn Continental Road bike with European parts.<br />

The bike was a sought after model in the day and weighed in at<br />

thirty-nine pounds. Today, his bike of choice is a Cervelo road bike<br />

that weighs in at thirteen pounds, twenty-six pounds less than his<br />

state-of-the-art bike purchased forty-two years ago.<br />

“A lot has changed over the years in terms of materials and<br />

streamlining for speed and safety,” he says. “But working with great<br />

customers in a great community is still the same, and we enjoy being<br />

here every day.”<br />

This March, Bicycles Unlimited will begin celebrating their thirty-<br />

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Mark McLaughlin, owner of Bicycles Unlimited.<br />

Photos courtesy TCS Advertising & Public Relations.<br />

year anniversary with customer appreciation activities, discounts and<br />

a series of celebration events.<br />

From February 27 through March 1, bike manufacturers<br />

Cannondale and GT will bring their brand trailers filled with demo<br />

bikes to <strong>St</strong>. <strong>George</strong> to allow customer fittings and trial riding.<br />

Demo rides will take place at the Bearclaw Poppy Trail parking lot<br />

(historic Green Valley Trail). From 11 a.m. to dusk, Southern Utah<br />

bike hobbyists and enthusiasts are invited to try out top-of-the-line,<br />

full-suspension bikes riding the trails and testing the latest in bike<br />

technology and performance.<br />

“This is a really neat opportunity for anyone interested in bikes<br />

to experience the newest models and the latest in technology,”<br />

McLaughlin says. “We are excited to be providing this kind of<br />

experience for our community.”<br />

On April 11 and 12, Trek Bicycles will bring its demo bike<br />

trailer to the downtown Bicycles Unlimited store at 90 S., 100 E.,<br />

<strong>St</strong>. <strong>George</strong>. Again, customers will have the opportunity to ride the<br />

latest and greatest road and mountain bike models offered by the<br />

Trek brand.<br />

McLaughlin says that today Bicycles Unlimited has earned a<br />

reputation for its friendly customer service; huge variety of inventory,<br />

skilled mechanics, bike rental program, and that they have sameday<br />

repair service available by appointment. “We even offer pick up<br />

and deliver for repairs at a reasonable fee, and our customers have<br />

come to know and appreciate us for that,” he says. “As a store owner,<br />

reliability and friendly service are a lot to be proud of.”<br />

McLaughlin says he finds joy in serving customers from their<br />

first bike all the way through their hobby, sport and various levels<br />

of interest. Over the years, he has sold bikes to first, second, and<br />

now third-generation customers. “It’s really pleasing to see a<br />

customer walk in with their kids and grandkids ready to share the<br />

experience of buying and owning their first bike,” he says. “There<br />

really is something that is both meaningful and magical about the<br />

experience.”<br />

To find out more about Bicycles Unlimited sales, service or their bicycle<br />

rental program go to bicyclesunlimited.com or call (435) 673-4492.<br />


» 1 Year FREE service w/bike purchase<br />

» Certified technicians, we repair ALL makes<br />

» Trade-ins - Layaway - Financing<br />

» Custom bicycle fitting<br />

From trikes to TRI Bikes, we have it all!<br />

The first 30 bikes purchased in<br />

March include a gift card valued<br />

at 20% of the price of the bike!<br />

Special Events<br />

» Feb 27, 28 & Mar 1 - 11AM to Dusk<br />

Bearclaw Poppy Trail parking lot<br />

Cannondale and GT demo bikes<br />

» April 11 & 12<br />

Trek demo bike trailer at our store<br />


<strong>St</strong>. <strong>George</strong> Health & Wellness Magazine | March/April 2014 25

Spring Produce<br />

By Emily Fonnesbeck<br />

Spring is here! I love the warmer weather,<br />

flip flops, tulips, blossoming trees and<br />

especially…spring produce! If I had to list my<br />

favorite fruits and vegetables, most of them<br />

would be on this list. Spring produce always<br />

seems so refreshing after a long cold winter.<br />

Here are some fruits and vegetables you will<br />

be see popping up in grocery stores and on<br />

produce stands. I have tried to give you tips<br />

on what to look for when purchasing them as<br />

well as how they can help you nutritionally.<br />

Apricots: Try to purchase these ripe or<br />

just underripe. If ripe, try to eat within a<br />

day or two or if they need to ripen, do so<br />

in the refrigerator. Fruit with a green tinge<br />

will not ripen properly so avoid those.<br />

Wash apricots just before eating to preserve<br />

quality. Apricots are good sources of vitamin<br />

A and vitamin C for immune function and<br />

maintaining healthy cells and tissues.<br />

Artichokes: Most people are familiar with<br />

artichoke hearts, usually canned in brine or<br />

marinated, but the petals of the artichoke are<br />

edible and tasty as well. The best preparation is<br />

usually to trim the sharp petals and then steam<br />

it. Once cooked, the petals can be torn off and<br />

run along your teeth to remove the “flesh”.<br />

Beneath the petals is the artichoke heart, which<br />

is delicately nutty and tender. Artichokes are<br />

very high in vitamin C for immune function,<br />

folate for reducing heart disease and cancer risk<br />

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and fiber for digestive health.<br />

Arugula: Arugula should be fresh, crisp and<br />

free of brown spots. Ideally it should be eaten<br />

immediately but kept no longer than two days.<br />

Arugula has a spicy flavor similar to spinach.<br />

It is high in vitamin A, which is helpful in<br />

immune function and in maintaining healthy<br />

skin, eye and bone tissue.<br />

Asparagus: There are two varieties of<br />

asparagus, white or green. White is kept<br />

out of sunlight, otherwise the stalks would<br />

turn green. Both are excellent sources of<br />

vitamin C for immune function, folate for<br />

reducing heart disease and cancer risk, and<br />

glutathione, which is a powerful antioxidant<br />

to promote health. Look for asparagus that<br />

is firm and dry. The ends are tough and may<br />

need to be trimmed before cooking. Use<br />

within a day or two after purchase.<br />

Avocado: Avocado is a fruit! It is different<br />

than most fruits as it is very high in fat and<br />

calories. The fat is monounsaturated, making<br />

it a healthy choice. Monounsaturated fats<br />

will lower total cholesterol while raising<br />

HDL (or good) cholesterol. Avocado is also<br />

high in fiber and vitamin E. Pick those that<br />

are unblemished, heavy and slightly soft.<br />

Berries: All berries contain a generous<br />

amount of vitamin C. Most are a good<br />

source of fiber as well due to the skin and<br />

seeds. Berries are best used immediately as<br />

they spoil quickly. Their deep colors indicate<br />

high levels of antioxidants and vitamins and<br />

minerals. They are also lower in calories--1<br />

cup is 50-60 calories; the same calories in a<br />

1/2 cup portion for other fruits. Look for fruit<br />

with uniform color, un-bruised and firm.<br />

Carrots: Carrots should be firm and brightly<br />

colored. Carrots can keep in a refrigerator up<br />

to a month, making them a great vegetable<br />

to always have on hand. As most people<br />

know, carrots are high in vitamin A, which<br />

will aid in immune function and maintain<br />

healthy bone, skin and eye tissues.<br />

Cherries: Cherries can either be sweet or<br />

sour. The sour cherries are higher in vitamin<br />

C and vitamin A (and other powerful<br />

antioxidants!) than the sweet varieties.<br />

All cherries contain terpenes, which are<br />

antioxidants to help prevent cancer. Choose<br />

cherries that are firm, bright or shiny. Soft<br />

or shriveled cherries are a sign of poor<br />

storage condition or old age (and decreased<br />

nutrition). <strong>St</strong>ore covered in refrigerator up<br />

to one week.<br />

Kiwi: Kiwi should be plump and slightly<br />

soft. It can be stored up to two weeks in the<br />

refrigerator but will ripen more quickly on a<br />

countertop. Kiwis are high in vitamin C and<br />

fiber, especially if you eat the skin. It is edible!<br />

Spinach: Look for spinach leaves that<br />

are crisp and bright dark green. Flat leaf

About the Author<br />

Emily is a Registered Dietitian<br />

and received her degree at<br />

Brigham Young University.<br />

She is a member of the <strong>Academy</strong><br />

of Nutrition and Dietetics<br />

and belongs to the Vegetarian<br />

Practice Group, and the Weight<br />

Management and Sports,<br />

Cardiovascular, and Wellness<br />

Nutrition practice groups.<br />

She has a Certificate in Adult<br />

Weight Management and is a<br />

Certified LEAP Therapist.<br />

spinach is more common due to its milder flavor. Spinach is high in<br />

vitamin A, vitamin C and folate. Although it is high in calcium, the<br />

absorption is poor due to oxalates that block absorption.<br />

Enjoy eating these fruits and vegetables this spring! If there are<br />

any on this list you haven’t tried, don’t be shy! You might just find<br />

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Anatomy of a Salad<br />

Q&A with Executive Chef Greg<br />

By <strong>St</strong>. <strong>George</strong> Health & Wellness <strong>St</strong>aff<br />

SGHW: Chef, what makes a great salad?<br />

Chef G: Have I ever mentioned trusted sources before (wink, wink)? If<br />

you are fortunate enough to have access to locally raised, natural, all<br />

natural or organic leafy greens, it will always act as the “secret sauce.”<br />

I have experimented, safely, with this and know that no matter how<br />

great the dressing is, the leafy greens as the base make or break a<br />

salad. A blend of bitters, savory, herbs, weeds, edible flowers, super<br />

crops and citrus zest is the base formula for all of the salads I create<br />

for the cafe. Assembling a great, healthy salad is like preparing your<br />

body for a nutritional Olympics. Don’t compete against yourself<br />

by saturating your salad with a fatty, creamy, fructose, gluten filled<br />

dressing. Let super foods and super crops do their super job. The<br />

cleaner and more seasonal the base leafy greens that make up your<br />

salad are, the more remarkable your body’s reaction will be.<br />

As far as dressing is concerned, here is a short list of my secret<br />

ingredients: great Extra Virgin Olive Oil (XVO), quality vinegar,<br />

cracked pepper, ground nutmeg and a reliable whisk (and elbow).<br />

Here are some ingredients you can use as a wow-factor in making<br />

great dressings: non-alcoholic wine, pickling brines, organic jams<br />

and jellies, and your favorite barbecue sauce. My personal favorite is<br />

a Mediterranean inspired dressing using XVO, fresh shaved garlic,<br />

Meyer lemon juice, Sherry vinegar, cracked fleur de sol and cracked<br />

pepper. Pair this dressing with your favorite home made dressing and<br />

let new traditions begin.<br />

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Now on to the accompaniments. Less<br />

is more. The accompani ments should not<br />

weigh more than the salad. My formula<br />

is to use the freshest ingredients, select<br />

vibrant colors, use robust flavours, and<br />

Chef Greg Reith is the executive<br />

Chef to <strong>St</strong>. <strong>George</strong> Health &<br />

Wellness Magazine. He has<br />

a passion for healthy lifestyle<br />

choices, great food, the LA<br />

Dodgers, comic books, and golf.<br />

lean towards sliced (not smashed or run through a food processor),<br />

raw (not blanched) and salted (not seasoned) ingredients. For<br />

instance, if you add chicken to this salad keep it healthy and light by<br />

steaming the chicken, dust with salt, and then slice and place on top<br />

of the salad. Remember, let the dressing be the hero.<br />

SGHW: What is a super crop?<br />

Chef G: As a Chef, a super crop is some thing available in abundance that<br />

is high in micronutrients but only available for a short period of time.<br />

A few examples are kale, kohlrabi, chard, strawberries, raspberries and<br />

select varieties of squash. Clearly, all food grows seasonally, but there<br />

are specific categories of fruits and vegetables that are notorious for<br />

short supply with abundant return. These are the most exciting foods<br />

for me to handle because they yield the highest nutritional returns.<br />

We focus on sharing this information with our dining patrons of the<br />

cafe and it seems to be much appreciated.<br />

SGHW: Chef, there seems to be a lot of talk about kale.<br />

What’s your take?<br />

Chef G: I jumped on that bandwagon two years ago after I tasted<br />

fresh kale we had grown for the first time. I too was aware of its<br />

nutritional buzz. Given ideal conditions, kale stores an abundance<br />

of key nutrients and not just a singular or dominant nutrient. For<br />

instance, the pith between the orange peel and the orange contains<br />

the most valuable nutrients to your body and is often discarded and<br />

thrown away, leaving the most dominant nutrient like Vitamin C.<br />

When broccoli is cut or trimmed, it immediately and rapidly begins<br />

to lose nutrients. When an apple is cut or peeled, it immediately<br />

begins to oxidize and lose nutrients. Kale preserves the nutrients that<br />

it stores while growing after harvest longer than almost any fruit<br />

or vegetable. Many vegetables lose a third to a half of its nutrients<br />

when boiled or baked. Kale holds on to much higher quantities of<br />

its original nutrients longer than any leafy green when exposed to<br />

extreme heat or cold: eaten raw or cooked. The Cafe has designed a<br />

Kale Campaign unlike any other you have seen or tasted! It will be<br />

introduced throughout this year.

(Serves approx. 6)<br />

Ingredients<br />

8-9 oz. natural, all natural or organic leafy<br />

greens<br />

2 oz. kale<br />

1 oz. micro greens<br />

Fresh basil and mint, hand torn<br />

Leek hearts, finely sliced<br />

Organic heirloom tomatoes, quartered<br />

Orange hearts, trimmed (orange supremes;<br />

do not substitute mandarin oranges)<br />

Fleur de sol<br />

Cracked pepper<br />

Freshly grated nutmeg<br />

Toast points<br />

Chef Greg’s<br />

Mediterranean Dressing<br />

Fresh<br />

Spring Salad<br />

Instructions:<br />

Combine leafy greens, kale, micro greens and<br />

hand torn herbs, toss lightly; sprinkle fleur de sol,<br />

cracked pepper and freshly grated nutmeg; add<br />

leek, fruit, tomatoes and dressing; using a wooden<br />

spoon, open fingers or closed tongs toss gently<br />

but thoroughly (bruising the leaves and breaking<br />

the stems will depreciate micronutrient quality<br />

and release bitter tannins when combined with<br />

your accompaniments and dressing); garnish with<br />

toast points.<br />

For toast points: warm non-stick sauté pan,<br />

butter three slices of your favorite bread, place<br />

butter side down in warm pan, cook until golden<br />

brown; remove and sprinkle with salt, nutmeg and<br />

pepper; cut diagonally in halves.<br />

Ingredients<br />

1 c. Extra Virgin Olive Oil<br />

2 T. Sherry vinegar<br />

3 large garlic cloves, shaved<br />

4 T. Fresh Meyer lemon juice<br />

Zest of one half one Meyer lemon<br />

Cracked fleur de sol<br />

Cracked pepper<br />

Combine ingredients in a glass jar with a lid, shake<br />

vigorously until emulsified; should not take more<br />

than 15-20 seconds; do not process or blend. Serve<br />

immediately.<br />

The Market Café is located at<br />

490 W. <strong>St</strong>. <strong>George</strong> Blvd #2, <strong>St</strong>. <strong>George</strong>, UT 84770.<br />

Chef Greg can be reached at (435) 862-4765.<br />

435.862.4765<br />

490 W. <strong>St</strong>.<strong>George</strong> Blvd #2<br />

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Springtime<br />

Potted Herbs<br />

By Emily Updegraff<br />

Early spring is a great time to start<br />

gardening in Southern Utah, and<br />

anyone with a small patch of sunshine<br />

can enjoy the beauty and convenience of<br />

home-grown herbs. Mixing herbs with<br />

flowers provides an opportunity to use<br />

your creativity in more than one way:<br />

you can arrange complementary plants<br />

to show off their beauty as well as have<br />

herbs on hand that will inspire your<br />

cooking all summer.<br />

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<strong>St</strong>art by making a list of herbs you use already, especially herbs<br />

you like to use in the summer, rather than going to the home and<br />

garden store without a plan. In the past I’ve bought herbs on impulse<br />

and come home with things like sage, which I never use in summer<br />

cooking. It’s better to grow multiples of herbs you will use than a pot<br />

of something you’ll never use. Also consider how long-lasting your<br />

plant will be. Thyme, rosemary, and oregano provide a lot of flavor<br />

for a small cutting of the plant and will last all summer. Basil and<br />

mint grow quickly and will also provide a lasting source for months,<br />

but be careful to keep mint in a pot, because it spreads! On the other<br />

hand, a cutting of cilantro or parsley large enough for your recipe may<br />

render your plant unusable for quite some time, which is why these<br />

are herbs I prefer to buy at the grocery store. For fun, add something<br />

to your list you may not have tried before like anise, lavender, or fennel<br />

to prompt yourself to discover new tastes this summer.<br />

Once your herbs are chosen, it can be fun to pair them with edible<br />

flowers in pots of different sizes. For each pot, choose plants of various<br />

heights, keeping the taller plants to the center or back of a pot. For<br />

example geraniums mixed with a low-growing herb like thyme or<br />

oregano make for a nice combination in a small pot. Dill matched<br />

with low-growing violets and pansies also contrast well. Nasturtiums<br />

and marigolds are also edible. Chives are both edible and attractive,<br />

and make a good centerpiece in a large planter filled with other<br />

medium-to-large herbs and flowers.<br />

I would recommend starting with<br />

plants rather than seeds, unless you have<br />

time and a sunny indoor space to nurture<br />

seedlings. Small herbs and flowers are<br />

generally inexpensive at home and<br />

garden centers, and are easy to transplant.<br />

The shape of your pot doesn’t matter, but<br />

size does! A large volume of soil will hold<br />

water better than a small pot, so it’s better<br />

to put two plants in a large pot than to use<br />

two small pots. When purchasing soil, look<br />

for “potting mix” rather than “potting soil.”<br />

The “potting soil” is likely to be a sandier,<br />

poor quality product with poor drainage.<br />

Emily Updegraff teaches biology<br />

at Northwestern University.<br />

She studied plant genetics in<br />

her doctoral work and now<br />

enjoys reading about food. She<br />

was married in <strong>St</strong>. <strong>George</strong> and<br />

lives with her husband and two<br />

children near Chicago.<br />

“Potting mix” contains peat and compost and is an ideal texture for<br />

plant roots. At least initially, check your soil daily, and add water if it<br />

feels dry an inch beneath the surface. In very hot weather you will need<br />

to water daily. As your herbs grow, harvest the older leaves and stems<br />

first to keep the plant growing.<br />

Working with herbs and flowers in containers is a rewarding way<br />

to start gardening because given minimal care with enough water and<br />

sunlight, your potted garden will thrive.<br />

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Restaurant Journeys<br />

Irmita’s:<br />

The Hottest Spot in Town<br />

By <strong>St</strong>. <strong>George</strong> Health & Wellness <strong>St</strong>aff<br />

Randy Lovell of <strong>St</strong>. <strong>George</strong> Health & Wellness visited with<br />

Irmita’s owner, Jack Lancaster, to get the scoop on “The Hottest Spot<br />

in Town!”<br />

<strong>St</strong>. <strong>George</strong> Health & Wellness: I understand you purchased Irmita’s<br />

from the previous owner. What led to that decision?<br />

Jack Lancaster: The first time I walked into the restaurant, I fell in<br />

love with the concept; the atmosphere was great--it took me into a<br />

little piece of Mexico. Then... the food. I loved it! The owner at that<br />

time invited me to be a part of the team. Later, I had the opportunity<br />

to purchase the franchise, and take over all the operations, so my wife<br />

and I jumped at the chance!<br />

SGHW: What are some of the things that we can look forward to in<br />

the future?<br />

JL: My goal is to make this an even bigger success! We have a great<br />

team that works hard and has a love for our guests. They are professionals<br />

who care about serving great food for our loyal and new customers. We<br />

are planning to have many quality additions, like a kids menu, pozole<br />

(traditional Mexican soup, made with pork and hominy, and lots of<br />

love--very delicious!) salads, new meats like al pastor, machaca, and<br />

fish tacos. We want to enlarge our dining room to make our costumers<br />

more comfortable in the cold of the winter and heat of the summer. We<br />

stay open as long as the customers come to eat, it is not uncommon to<br />

stay open long after our closing time to take care of the hungry folks<br />

who are looking for a place to satisfy their hunger.<br />

SGHW: Tell us more about the food: What is the most popular<br />

item?<br />

JL: It is authentic Mexican food; that makes us unique here in town.<br />

It is hard to say what is our most popular dish, every dish is made with<br />

love, our costumers love everything they try! My favorite is the mulita,<br />

fajita-style.... delicious. A mulita is a crispy corn tortilla topped with<br />

melted cheese, beans and meat like carnitas, then the fajita-style grilled<br />

onions, bell peppers, and cabbage, topped with another crispy corn<br />

tortilla and melted cheese. You kind of have to see it to believe it! And<br />

of course we have our famous Giant Torta sandwich, a fresh baked<br />

loaf of bread grilled with mayo, three thin strips of seasoned grilled<br />

carne asada or carnitas, stacked on top of sliced onions, tomatoes, and<br />

avocado. It is by far the best steak sandwich you will ever eat!<br />

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SGHW: What do you wish people knew about the restaurant?<br />

JL: Even when the weather is too cold to eat outside, we can make<br />

it to go. Our Irmita’s is unique. I know there are other restaurants that<br />

share the same name, but ours is different, and I know you will love<br />

our food. We have customers that come to eat several times a week.<br />

SGHW: What are your hours?<br />

JL: Our winter hours are: Monday to Thursday from 11:00 a.m. to<br />

7:00 p.m. and Friday and Saturday from 11:00 to 8:00. We are closed<br />

Sunday. Summer hours are Monday to Thursday from 11:00 a.m.<br />

to 8:00 p.m. and Friday and Saturday from 11:00 to 10:00. Closed<br />

Sunday.<br />

SGHW: Do you cater?<br />

JL: Yes! We are invited every year to different events, like art<br />

festivals, culinary festivals, etc. and private parties like weddings,<br />

Christmas and company parties, or just for fun!<br />

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infertility<br />

Etiquette<br />

Infertility Awareness Week is April 21-27<br />

About the Author<br />

Diane is UFC’s practice<br />

Liaison. She attended<br />

Utah <strong>St</strong>ate University and<br />

graduated with a Bachelor’s<br />

of Science Degree. She works<br />

to increase community<br />

By Diane Fletcher<br />

awareness and share UFC’s<br />

message and mission for hope<br />

With one in five couples in our nation struggling with infertility, chances are you know someone affected<br />

by infertility. Dealing with infertility is a very sensitive issue. Feelings can range from feeling like a failure,<br />

and achievment to those<br />

struggling with infertility.<br />

Diane helps patients who<br />

to worrying about the future and about finances. Emotions sway from optimism to hopelessness and back<br />

are traveling from a distance<br />

to make their arrangements<br />

and if you do seek treatment your hormones can run amuck. For those four out of five couples, looking in<br />

and stay as seamless as<br />

from the outside, here are a few suggestions to help you be supportive and considerate of your not so fertile<br />

possible. She enjoys spending<br />

friends and family.<br />

time with her boys 5 boys<br />

(including husband) in the<br />

• Think before you speak. (Good rule for any topic!)<br />

• Realize their understanding and<br />

great state of Utah.<br />

• Let them know you care – be supportive.<br />

comprehension of parenting. Talking<br />

• Don’t tell them to relax. Relaxation<br />

about the woes of parenting is like<br />

does not cure infertility, nor does<br />

telling a blind person they should be<br />

stress cause it.<br />

happy they don’t have to buy sunglasses.<br />

• Validate their challenge. It is a<br />

• Be sensitive to sharing your pregnancy and baby news.<br />

big deal!<br />

People suffering from infertility can be happy for you but<br />

• Keep your reasons why this is<br />

choose a private and personal way to tell them.<br />

happening to yourself. Infertility<br />

is a medical condition, not<br />

a punishment from God or<br />

Mother Nature.<br />

• Offer a listening ear, but let<br />

them bring it up.<br />

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Dr. Greg Taylor<br />

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Atrial Fibrillation<br />

By Kent Gleed, MD<br />

Atrial fibrillation (A-fib) is a very common heart rhythm that<br />

affects millions of people of all ages. It is usually not a dangerous<br />

heart rhythm in and of itself. It can, however, cause some very serious<br />

complications if not managed appropriately. For this reason it is<br />

important to seek medical help if you think you might have it. The<br />

good news is that with new medical advances, A-fib can be managed<br />

in a way that allows people to have a normal, productive life.<br />

WHAT IS A-FIB?<br />

A-fib is a condition where the top chamber of the heart (the atrium)<br />

beats in a very rapid, disorganized manner. This causes the bottom<br />

chamber of the heart to also beat in an irregular, disorganized way.<br />

This results in a patient feeling an irregular pulse and in some people,<br />

a fluttering sensation in their chest. Other symptoms could include:<br />

shortness of breath, dizziness, chest pain, weakness, or fatigue. In<br />

some patients, there may be no symptoms. Causes of A-fib could<br />

include: high blood pressure, sleep apnea, excessive alcohol intake,<br />

stress, thyroid problems or other heart conditions.<br />


Treatment is aimed at preventing the two most severe complications<br />

of A-fib: a stroke and congestive heart failure (CHF). Blood thinners<br />

are used to prevent a stroke. Sometimes this can be as simple as an<br />

aspirin, but usually requires more<br />

potent blood thinners. These can<br />

include medications like Coumadin<br />

(warfarin), Pradaxa, Xarelto, or Eliquis.<br />

To prevent CHF, medications that<br />

slow the heart rate are used. If these<br />

medicines do not control symptoms<br />

well enough, then medications to<br />

control the heart rhythm are used.<br />

When these medicines are unsuccessful<br />

at controlling or eliminating symptoms,<br />

there are other procedures that can be<br />

done to control the heart rhythm or the<br />

heart rate. These are called “ablation”<br />

procedures. This is where catheters<br />

About the Author<br />

Dr. Kent Gleed, MD and Board<br />

Certified Cardiologist, graduated<br />

from the University of Utah and<br />

did his internship and residency<br />

at the University of Iowa. He<br />

completed fellowships in cardiology<br />

and electrophysiology, and has served<br />

as the clinical assistant professor at<br />

the University of Nebraska Medical<br />

Center, and the medical director<br />

at the Alegent Health, Heart &<br />

Vascular Institute, in Omaha, NB,<br />

and now practices cardiology at<br />

Heart of Dixie in <strong>St</strong>. <strong>George</strong>.<br />

To Schedule an appointment with<br />

a Heart of Dixie provider call<br />

435.251.2900.<br />

are placed in the heart through IV’s and positioned in areas of the<br />

heart that cause A-fib. Energy is delivered through these catheters that<br />

eliminate the heart tissue responsible for causing A-fib.<br />

Because there are several treatment options available, it is<br />

important to discuss all options available with your doctor. Your<br />

physician may decide to refer you to a cardiologist that specializes in<br />

the management of heart rhythms, or a cardiac electrophysiologist to<br />

help you decide which treatment option is best for you.<br />

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Do You Have Peripheral<br />

Arterial Disease (PAD)?<br />

By Blake Gardner, MD<br />

If you have any of following symptoms:<br />

• Painful cramping in your hip, thigh or calf muscles after<br />

activity such as walking or climbing stairs<br />

• Leg numbness or weakness<br />

• Coldness in your lower leg or foot<br />

• Sores on your toes, feet, or legs that won’t heal<br />

• A change in the color of your legs<br />

• Hair loss or slower hair growth on your feet and legs<br />

• Slower growth of your toenails<br />

• Shiny skin on your legs<br />

• No pulse or a weak pulse in your legs or feet<br />

• Erectile dysfunction (if you are a male)<br />

You may be one of the many who suffers from peripheral arterial<br />

disease.<br />

Peripheral arterial disease (PAD), also known as peripheral vascular<br />

disease (PVD), is a potentially dangerous condition that many are<br />

not familiar with. Surprisingly, many studies have found that less<br />

than 50% of patients with PAD and their physicians know that they<br />

have the diagnosis. We now know that one out of three patients over<br />

seventy years of age (or over fifty years with diabetes or smoking)<br />

has PAD. At times, PAD is confused<br />

with other lower extremity ailments,<br />

such as diabetic neuropathy.<br />

What exactly is PAD? PAD is a<br />

condition of plaque build-up in the<br />

arteries outside of the heart and<br />

brain. This plaque build-up causes<br />

narrowing or blockage of the artery.<br />

About the Author<br />

Dr. Blake Gardner, MD, and Board<br />

Certified Cardiologist, graduated<br />

from the University of Miami<br />

School of Medicine, and did his<br />

residency at the University of Utah<br />

before continuing his training at<br />

the University of Rochester. He<br />

completed his cardiovascular and<br />

interventional cardiology fellowships<br />

and currently practices cardiology at<br />

Heart of Dixie in <strong>St</strong>. <strong>George</strong>.<br />

Why should I care? The diagnosis of PAD should not be overlooked<br />

for two important reasons: First, patients with PAD may experience<br />

many of the symptoms above. This can lead to future hospitalizations<br />

and potentially limb amputation. Also, patients with PAD tend to<br />

have a poor quality of life and a higher rate of depression. Second,<br />

patients with PAD have a significantly greater likelihood of<br />

experiencing a heart attack, stroke, and cardiovascular death.<br />

Can anything be done? YES! First of all the diagnosis must be<br />

made. This can be accomplished by a simple test called an ABI. If<br />

the diagnosis is made, treatment options include lifestyle changes,<br />

exercise programs, medications and minimally invasive procedures<br />

to open up the arteries.<br />

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Heart Disease Prevention<br />

By Jamison Jones, MD<br />

Cardiology has made incredible advances in treating vascular<br />

disease over the past few decades. Many lives are saved or improved<br />

on a daily basis here in Southern Utah because of these advances.<br />

Yet many of us do not take the time to consider how to prevent<br />

heart disease before it takes hold. I have two suggestions, simple lifechanging<br />

concepts that have been proven to make a real difference in<br />

both quality and quantity of life.<br />

First, follow the Mediterranean diet. The New England Journal of<br />

Medicine recently published the results of a randomized controlled<br />

study of 7,447 people. The results of this study demonstrated a<br />

significant reduction in stroke, heart attack, and death in those that<br />

follow the Mediterranean diet. In addition, the Mediterranean diet<br />

has been shown to reduce blood pressure, blood sugar, cholesterol,<br />

and inflammation; it can even prevent cancer, Alzheimer’s, and<br />

Parkinson’s disease.<br />

The Mediterranean diet consists of a balance of foods that are high<br />

in antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals, essential to good health. This<br />

includes eating a diet rich in vegetables, whole grains, fruits, beans,<br />

nuts, olive oil, seeds, herbs, and spices.<br />

It also includes healthy protein sources<br />

such as fish, poultry, eggs and yogurt,<br />

while limiting foods that are processed,<br />

high in sugar, or saturated fats.<br />

My second suggestion is to adopt<br />

an active lifestyle. This means find<br />

time to exercise on a daily basis. This is<br />

a dedicated time for exercise- beyond<br />

About the Author<br />

Dr. Jamison Jones, MD and<br />

Board Certified Cardiologist, did<br />

his residency at the University<br />

of Arizona in Tucson, AZ after<br />

graduating from the University<br />

of Utah School of Medicine. He<br />

completed his cardiology fellowship<br />

in 2009, and since then has been<br />

practicing with Heart of Dixie in<br />

<strong>St</strong>. <strong>George</strong>.<br />

the normal routines of life. The minimum goal is thirty minutes<br />

a day, five or six days a week. The benefits of exercise are widely<br />

studied and proven to reduce heart disease and its causes, including<br />

hypertension, hyperlipidemia, diabetes, obesity, and stress.<br />

Like the Mediterranean diet, exercise has been shown to reduce<br />

the damaging effect of inflammation. Choose an activity that you<br />

enjoy doing, and do it at a pace that makes it difficult to carry on a<br />

conversation. Both the Mediterranean diet and exercise are helping us<br />

fight and prevent heart disease, leading to a happier and healthier life!<br />

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by Dr. Tracy Winward, Southern Utah Women’s Health Center, P.C.<br />

The first images of a baby can be a powerful bonding experience<br />

for the woman and her family. These images can be obtained<br />

through a prenatal ultrasound, which has become a valuable tool in<br />

obstetrical care. Most women have at least one ultrasound during<br />

their pregnancy and the optimal time for a single ultrasound is<br />

around twenty weeks.<br />

There are many medical reasons why a woman should have<br />

a prenatal ultrasound, such as confirmation of early pregnancy,<br />

evaluation of bleeding, determining the age of a fetus, diagnosis<br />

of some fetal malformations, and assessment of the placenta and<br />

amniotic fluid volumes.<br />

Not all pregnancies are perfect and some may require additional<br />

evaluation. Ultrasound can assist in the diagnosis of chromosome<br />

abnormalities. It can also be used to asses fetal well being. A 3D<br />

ultrasound can provide additional information if a problem is<br />

suspected on the regular 2D scan.<br />

Ultrasound uses sound waves to produce pictures in motion of<br />

the developing pregnancy. Unlike x-rays, ultrasound does not use<br />

ionizing radiation and the general use of ultrasound for medical<br />

diagnosis is considered safe. 1<br />

The physicians at Southern Utah Women’s Health Center, P.C. are Board Certified and Fellows of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology.<br />

The practice has been serving the community for over 25 years and we look forward to serving you many more!<br />

The American Institute<br />

R.N. P.A.–C<br />

of Ultrasound in Medicine<br />

(AIUM) “encourages all<br />

patients to make sure that<br />

practitioners using ultrasound<br />

have received specific training<br />

in fetal imaging to ensure the best possible results.” The physicians<br />

and sonographers at Southern Utah Women’s Health Center, P.C.<br />

have achieved accreditation by the Ultrasound Practice Council<br />

of the AIUM to perform prenatal ultrasounds. We have achieved<br />

this recognition by meeting rigorous voluntary guidelines set by the<br />

diagnostic ultrasound profession.<br />

The physicians at Southern Utah Women’s Health Center, P.C.<br />

would love to assist you during your pregnancy and delivery. Please<br />

call 435-628-1662 to schedule an appointment.<br />

Craig D. Astle, M.D. Jeffrey G. Rogers, M.D. Tracy W. Winward, M.D. Brady N. Benham, M.D. Joan Vann Eggert, M.D. Pamela J. Sorensen,<br />

1<br />

(Although ultrasound for medical diagnosis is considered safe, ultrasound<br />

energy does have the theoretical risk to produce biological effects and<br />

therefore guidelines caution against unnecessary exposure to ultrasound<br />

for non-medical indications).<br />

So u t h e r n Uta h Wo m e n ’s He a lt h Ce n t e r, P.C.<br />

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Dr. Tracy Winward works at the Southern<br />

Utah Women’s Health Center, P.C., which<br />

provides quality care for women. They<br />

provide obstetrics, gynecology, infertility,<br />

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By Dr. Wayne Christian<br />

Getting the<br />

“<strong>St</strong>raight Talk”<br />

on Orthodontics<br />

William Arthur Ward once said, “A warm smile is the universal language of kindness.” In the world of orthodontics, we believe everyone<br />

deserves a warm smile. It’s heart breaking to us when we have parents bring in their children and the biggest concern is that their child won’t<br />

smile in pictures or that their child doesn’t like to smile at all. We are here to change that! It’s also common to have our adult patients come to<br />

us with the same concerns, telling us of things that have always bothered them about their teeth and smile, and say they are finally ready to get<br />

it corrected. Orthodontics or braces has become the fun thing to do! We find our patients come in excited to get started.<br />

A confident smile is only one of many reasons Orthodontics is so important. Other benefits include improved facial shape and profile,<br />

better chewing function and speech, freedom from jaw/joint pain and improving the ability to clean one’s teeth. A healthy and nice looking<br />

smile is as important at age sixty as it is at age sixteen.<br />

The history of tooth movement is over two hundred years old, with the first attempt to straighten teeth documented in the 1700’s. The first<br />

“braces” were made of pure gold, as that was the only metal available that didn’t corrode or rust in the mouth. Orthodontics has come a long way<br />

since then! Thankfully, braces today are much more comfortable, efficient, and certainly far less expensive than pure gold braces would be.<br />

Now, with all the latest technology in orthodontics, the choice is yours. Orthodontics is for everyone, no matter the age. It’s never too late<br />

to create the perfect smile!<br />

Here’s an update on what’s new in Orthodontics:<br />

The Invisalign System<br />

The Invisalign system is a modern, high-tech approach to<br />

orthodontics. It uses a series of clear, comfortable, and removable<br />

aligners to gradually straighten your teeth without metal braces.<br />

Invisalign is a cutting-edge manufacturing technology to<br />

provide you with a removable and nearly invisible solution for<br />

straightening teeth.<br />

iTero Digital Scan Technology<br />

Traditional impression techniques are now a thing of the<br />

past. The iTero scanner is all about keeping you comfortable<br />

while delivering precise imagery, without the goop or<br />

gagging associated with<br />

traditional impressions<br />

techniques. Not only is<br />

iTero more comfortable,<br />

but taking a digital<br />

scan for your Invisalign<br />

aligners is quick, which<br />

allows you to spend less<br />

time at the dentist’s<br />

office and more time<br />

enjoying your new<br />

smile!<br />

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The AcceleDent System<br />

The AcceleDent system is a lightweight oral appliance, similar to an athletic<br />

mouth guard, which is worn for only twenty minutes per day to help Invisalign and braces<br />

treatment work 30-50% faster. It accomplishes this by generating small vibrations called<br />

‘micropulses’ to gently accelerate tooth movement by stimulating a biological response of bone.<br />

These micropulses also make your orthodontic experience even more comfortable from start<br />

to finish, and patients have reported significantly less tooth tenderness and discomfort.<br />

3D Imaging X-rays:<br />

X-rays are also changing with 3D imaging<br />

being used to better orthodontic treatment<br />

planning. Now with 3D imaging, we are able<br />

to see images not seen with the traditional 2D<br />

x-rays. This gives us the ability to see hidden<br />

developing extra teeth, anatomical anomalies,<br />

as well as discover the actual room needed for<br />

specific tooth movement.<br />

TAD’s (Temporary Anchorage Devices):<br />

Headgears are also becoming a thing of the<br />

past with the development of TADs, Temporary<br />

Anchorage Devices or miniscrews. These new<br />

devices may be used to eliminate the need for the<br />

cumbersome and unsightly headgear.<br />

Whatever your orthodontic concerns, rest assured we will do our very best to make the treatment for you and<br />

your family comfortable and affordable. At the office of Dr. Wayne Christian we make it our mission to make you<br />

feel at home and welcome. You will experience the best care in orthodontics!<br />

About the Author<br />

Dr. Wayne Christian is a<br />

native of <strong>St</strong>. <strong>George</strong>, Utah. He<br />

received his bachelor of science<br />

degree from BYU and his<br />

general dentist degree from The<br />

University of Kentucky. He<br />

continued his education at <strong>St</strong>.<br />

Louis University and received<br />

a Master of Science degree in<br />

Orthodontics. He has seven<br />

children, and enjoys golfing,<br />

racquetball, movies, skiing,<br />

and boating. His favorite<br />

thing to do is spend time with<br />

his children, visit family, go<br />

to the movies, plays, and any<br />

sport. Dr. Christian has been<br />

bringing smiles to the southern<br />

Utah community for 28 years.<br />

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A Healthy Colon is a Happy Colon<br />

By Brian K. Zehnder, MD<br />

I recently came across an anonymous a quote I found interesting:<br />

“True healthcare reform starts in your kitchen, not in Washington.”<br />

One of my passions is opening patients’ eyes to ways they can get<br />

and maintain a healthy colon. You never realize how important your<br />

intestinal health is, until something goes wrong. Then patients realize<br />

they may have been able to prevent their colon disease. It’s sobering,<br />

and I see it too often. However, there is always hope, and I encourage<br />

my patients to follow the following suggestions to prolong their life<br />

by reducing the risk of potentially preventable illnesses like irritable<br />

bowel syndrome (IBS), diverticulosis, and colon cancer. In addition,<br />

they can minimize the discomforts of bloating, constipation, diarrhea,<br />

fatigue, and gas.<br />

Fiber<br />

Fiber-rich food is a sure choice for a healthy colon. Eating a fair<br />

amount (about 25-35 grams daily) of high-fiber foods like raspberries,<br />

bananas, prunes, peas, broccoli, beans, celery and whole-wheat pasta<br />

is a great start to cleanse the body. Other fiber-rich whole grains<br />

include brown rice, whole-wheat and whole-wheat breakfast cereals.<br />

Fiber keeps food waste moving along your digestive track, which<br />

helps your intestines stay squeaky clean. If only broccoli smelled like<br />

bacon, we’d all be healthier. However, increasing fiber a few grams<br />

a day will pay off quickly, and you (and your colon) will notice a<br />

difference. Caution! Gas can increase initially, but will subside as<br />

your body adjusts.<br />

Vitamin D<br />

The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition says that a steady<br />

intake of Vitamin D is advantageous when trying to prevent colon<br />

cancer and maintain a healthy colon. You can get Vitamin D from<br />

a variety of sources including the sun. Fifteen to twenty minutes<br />

of daily exposure is sufficient. The controversy of sun verses diet/<br />

supplements is that we have also been cautioned by the American<br />

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continued from page 49<br />

Cancer Society to limit sun exposure and to use sunscreen. Therefore<br />

diet and supplements can be helpful.<br />

Foods like bread, fatty fish, milk and cereal contain vitamin D. If<br />

your foods do not supply enough Vitamin D, taking a supplement<br />

may be warranted. I recommend D3 as it also may help prevent<br />

osteoporosis. Lately you may have seen that Vitamin D is added to<br />

orange juice and other foods which is also something to consider.<br />

Don’t hold it<br />

If you feel a bowel movement coming, head for the bathroom<br />

and let it go. If you try to hold it in, built-up fecal matter can release<br />

toxins into your body, which has the potential to cause diverticulosis<br />

and IBS. Regular bowel movements are one of the ways your colon<br />

keeps itself clean and healthy. And, remember my advice... “never<br />

strain, eat more grain.”<br />

Water<br />

Inadequate hydration can lead to a build-up of toxins in the body.<br />

As those toxins accumulate, the risk for constipation, bloating, gas,<br />

IBS and fatigue increases. If you’re trying to keep your colon healthy,<br />

try to drink eight eight-ounce glasses of water in a day to cleanse your<br />

body. Soups and juices also count as hydrating fluids, however I’d warn<br />

you that caffeinated beverages are a mild diuretic and can deplete your<br />

body of fluids. So, limit your caffeine, or increase fluids.<br />

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Probiotics<br />

Although they are still being studied, probiotics may help several<br />

specific illnesses. In 2011, experts at Yale University reviewed the<br />

research. They concluded that probiotics are most effective for:<br />

• Treating ulcerative colitis<br />

• Preventing antibiotic-associated diarrhea and infectious<br />

diarrhea<br />

• Preventing pouchitis, an inflammation of the intestines that<br />

can follow intestinal surgery<br />

• Treating and preventing eczema associated with cow’s milk<br />

allergy<br />

• Helping the immune system<br />

The Yale University panel of experts concluded that probiotics<br />

may be helpful in other ways, although the evidence is less convincing.<br />

These include:<br />

• Treating symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome<br />

• Treating diarrhea caused by C. difficile bacteria<br />

• Treating Crohn’s disease<br />

Probiotics can improve intestinal function and maintain the<br />

integrity of the lining of the intestines, however if you’re one of 30<br />

to 50 million people who suffer from lactose intolerance be careful<br />

about the probiotics you choose. In addition to naturally occurring<br />

probiotics in foods, such as yogurt, there are also liquids, pills,<br />

capsules, and pearls. Lactose intolerance results from an inability to<br />

digest the natural sugar (lactose) found in milk and milk products.<br />

Lactose intolerance symptoms can include bloating, diarrhea, gas,<br />

and cramping. So, if you choose a lactose based probiotic and you are<br />

(or may be) lactose intolerant, you end up worsening your symptoms.<br />

Read the labels carefully or consult your pharmacist.<br />

Exercise<br />

When you’re trying to keep your colon healthy, exercise is a<br />

huge part of the equation. It’s a great way to start the day and start<br />

your digestive system into “motion.” By increasing blood flow and<br />

circulation through exercise, your colon (and entire gastrointestinal<br />

system) gets more oxygen. This may help ward off colon cancer<br />

and other diseases. Your fitness routine doesn’t need to be extreme.<br />

<strong>St</strong>retching, doing yoga or walking for ten to fifteen minutes a day is<br />

sufficient to help keep your colon healthy.<br />

Colonoscopies<br />

Although a colonoscopy is by no means a fun experience, it’s<br />

essential in the prevention and early detection of colon cancer. For<br />

individuals over fifty, a colonoscopy is a necessary step in maintaining<br />

colon health. Also, come in and see me if you are experiencing ongoing<br />

diarrhea or constipation, as these can be signs of colon and<br />

intestinal problems. A colonoscopy can aid in proper diagnosis<br />

of your condition. My team and I work hard to make the process<br />

comfortable, so don’t put off making an appointment to see me. Call<br />

our <strong>St</strong>. <strong>George</strong> Surgical Center Office at (877) 523-4695 to “get<br />

things moving.”<br />

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Living with<br />

Back Pain?<br />

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Decompress!<br />

By Ward Wagner<br />

Non-Surgical Spinal Decompression is a<br />

revolutionary new technology used primarily to treat<br />

disc injuries in the neck and in the low back.<br />

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continued from page 53<br />

This treatment option is very safe and utilizes FDA cleared<br />

equipment to apply distraction forces to spinal structures in a precise<br />

and graduated manner. Distraction is offset by cycles of partial<br />

relaxation. This technique of spinal decompression therapy, that is,<br />

unloading due to distraction and positioning, has shown the ability to<br />

gently separate the vertebrae from each other, creating a vacuum inside<br />

the discs that we are targeting. This “vacuum effect” is also known as<br />

negative intra-discal pressure.<br />

The negative pressure may induce the retraction of the herniated or<br />

bulging disc into the inside of the disc, and off the nerve root, thecal sac,<br />

or both. It happens only microscopically each time, but cumulatively,<br />

over three to four weeks, the results are quite dramatic.<br />

The cycles of decompression and partial relaxation, over a series of<br />

visits, promote the diffusion of water, oxygen, and nutrient-rich fluids<br />

from the outside of the discs to the inside. These nutrients enable the<br />

torn and degenerated disc fibers to begin to heal.<br />

For the low back, the patient lies comfortably on his/her back<br />

or stomach on the decompression table, with a set of nicely padded<br />

straps snug around the waist and in some cases, another set around<br />

the lower chest. For the neck, the patient lies comfortably on his/<br />

her back with a pair of soft rubber pads behind the neck. Many<br />

patients enjoy the treatment, as it is usually quite comfortable and<br />

well tolerated.<br />

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Non-Surgical Spinal Decompression is very<br />

effective at treating bulging discs, herniated<br />

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spinal surgery.<br />

More than 2,500 published studies exist<br />

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<strong>St</strong>ephanie Slack and her<br />

miracle baby boy. Photo<br />

by Amber Wallis of Carly<br />

Grace Photography

Finding Hope in Infertility<br />

By Kristy Ann Pike<br />

Nearly four million babies are born annually in the United <strong>St</strong>ates. But for many couples,<br />

bringing home their own newborn remains a dream.<br />

Dr. Robert <strong>St</strong>rebel of the Intermountain Southwest Fertility Center at Dixie Regional<br />

says there are a number of possible causes for couples being unable to conceive, including<br />

irregular ovulation, blocked fallopian tubes, problems with the uterus or<br />

pelvis, and low sperm counts.<br />

Increasingly, couples are turning to Assisted Reproductive<br />

Technology (ART) to conceive. In fact, over one percent of<br />

all infants born in the U.S. every year are conceived using<br />

ART. (Centers for Disease Control 2011 ART Fertility<br />

Clinic Success Rates Report.)<br />

“In the past, we have spent a lot of time and money<br />

looking for reasons behind infertility and then treating<br />

them,” says Dr. <strong>St</strong>rebel. “While that may still be<br />

appropriate in some cases, we now know that some<br />

couples will have the same chance of getting pregnant<br />

whether we treat the problem or perform in vitro<br />

fertilization, and the expense may be similar or less<br />

with IVF.”<br />

That has especially become the case at Dixie<br />

Regional since in vitro specialist Dr. Matthew<br />

Peterson of the University of Utah<br />

Medical Center has begun consulting<br />

with couples at the Southwest Fertility<br />

Center.<br />

“Dr. Peterson is one of the<br />

nation’s leading experts in<br />

in vitro fertilization,” says<br />

Dr. <strong>St</strong>rebel. “Everything<br />

for IVF can now be done<br />

here at Dixie Regional<br />

except the retrieval of<br />

eggs and transfer of the<br />

embryo. Couples can<br />

usually accomplish that in<br />

one or two trips to Salt<br />

Lake. Reducing travel has<br />

brought down the cost<br />

substantially, and made<br />

it more convenient for<br />

patients.”<br />

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<strong>St</strong>ephanie and Ryan Slack of <strong>St</strong>. <strong>George</strong> conceived last year<br />

using in vitro fertilization and brought home their baby boy in<br />

December.<br />

For the Slacks, the reasons behind using IVF were a little different<br />

than many people, since they already had two children; both of the<br />

Slack’s previous babies were born with ataxia telangiectasia (A-<br />

T), a rare genetic disorder. “It’s basically a combination of all the<br />

worst diseases,” said <strong>St</strong>ephanie. “It progressively destroys part of the<br />

motor control area of the brain, leading to a lack of balance and<br />

coordination. A-T also affects the immune system and increases<br />

the risk of leukemia and lymphoma in affected individuals. Most<br />

are in a wheelchair by the age of twelve, with a life expectancy of<br />

twenty-five.” (For more information about living with A-T: www.<br />

dylanandrileyslack.blogspot.com.)<br />

<strong>St</strong>ephanie and Ryan opted for IVF for their most recent<br />

pregnancy because it allowed them to screen out the possibility<br />

of this baby having A-T. The cost of their in vitro procedure was<br />

covered by private donors through the University of Utah’s Miracle<br />

Fund, making it financially feasible for the Slacks.<br />

Dr. <strong>St</strong>rebel and Dr. Kurt Hales at Dixie Regional cared for<br />

<strong>St</strong>ephanie before and after her in vitro, thus reducing costs<br />

associated with travel. When complications unrelated to the IVF<br />

caused <strong>St</strong>ephanie to deliver seven weeks<br />

prematurely, her baby was able to stay in<br />

Dixie Regional’s newborn intensive care<br />

unit until he was ready to go home.<br />

Today, the Slack’s newest addition is<br />

healthy and content to let his big sister<br />

fuss over him. “She is over the moon to<br />

Robert <strong>St</strong>rebel, MD FACOG<br />

have a little brother, and enjoys feeding, Dr. <strong>St</strong>rebel serves as the<br />

bathing, and choosing clothes for him,” physician lead at the Southwest<br />

Fertility Center. He completed<br />

said <strong>St</strong>ephanie.<br />

his OB/GYN residency at<br />

Dr. <strong>St</strong>rebel urges couples who haven’t Creighton University of<br />

had success conceiving on their own Medicine in Omaha, Nebraska.<br />

to visit the Southwest Fertility Center. Dr. <strong>St</strong>rebel has been practicing<br />

as an OB/GYN for more than<br />

“We can do most things here at Dixie 20 years.<br />

Regional, and with a good success rate.<br />

It is exciting to see people taking babies home.”<br />

The Intermountain Southwest Fertility Center is located on the 400<br />

East Campus of Dixie Regional Medical Center. For more information<br />

please call (435) 688-4848.<br />

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• Alzheimer’s Disease<br />

• Back & Neck Pain<br />

• Brain Injury<br />

• Carpal Tunnel Syndrome<br />

• Dizziness/Vertigo<br />

• Dystonia<br />

• Gait Disorders<br />

• Headache/Migraine<br />

• Memory Disorders<br />

• Multiple Sclerosis<br />

• Neuropathy<br />

• Neuromuscular Disorders<br />

• Numbness<br />

• Parkinson’s Disease<br />

• Seizures/Epilepsy<br />

• Sleep Disorders<br />

• <strong>St</strong>roke/TIA<br />

• Tremor<br />

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Conventional Loan, Cash,<br />

or Reverse Mortgage?<br />

By Brandon Hansen<br />

I recently recently received the following inquiry from a client:<br />

My wife and I are buying a home and we are so confused with the<br />

options for homeowners over sixty. Should we rent? Should we pay<br />

cash? Should we finance and just make long-term payments with the tax<br />

benefits? Or should we look into the senior reverse purchase that so many<br />

others are opting for? Can you give me a quick simple answer?<br />

Well, I wish I had a simple answer. As a senior mortgage banker<br />

and a registered investment advisor representative, this question is<br />

asked of me weekly, if not daily. The truth is, there is no such thing as<br />

a black and white answer, just like there is not one universal financial<br />

plan or investment plan for everyone.<br />

Here are some questions you need to ask yourself:<br />

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• How long do I plan on holding on to the home?<br />

• What is my income today?<br />

• What would happen if I lost my spouse? Would my income<br />

drop? Would I lose social security?<br />

• What is my savings like?<br />

• Do I have a long term care plan?<br />

Paying cash for a home is a luxury that not all can afford. If you<br />

have plenty of funds that will never outlast your retirement (including<br />

health long-term options) you’re one of the few. Even if you have the<br />

funds to do so, many will ask: why would you ever pay cash, when<br />

your investment funds can do better than holding it in your home? For<br />

example, if you can finance at 4.5% long-term and write off the interest<br />

(depending upon your tax bracket) you are borrowing at 3.5%. If your<br />

investment or retirement funds are doing better than 3.5% why pay<br />

cash for the home? You can grow your estate, retirement, and legacy<br />

faster and stronger by carrying a long-term mortgage for life.<br />

Conventional loans have some benefits, like low interest rates, a tax<br />

deduction with no pre-payment penalties, and the flexibility of paying<br />

it down and re-casting the note to lower the payment at any time.<br />

They have great interest rates (historically speaking) and low down<br />

payments. That is why 50% of our clients still choose this option.<br />

The HECM or reverse purchase is great for any homeowner that is<br />

buying a home for the long-term. They may not have any kids or<br />

they may have many kids and they are securing their home for life<br />

with no mortgage payment for life. You put half down on any home<br />

you want and you’re done. Free and clear, for as long as you and<br />

your spouse are alive and want to live in the home. The home is<br />

bullet proof and no one can ever put a lien or encumbrance on your<br />

home for life. You can also purchase other homes, cars, autos and the<br />

reverse loan does not show on credit as a liability.<br />

With the reverse purchase, you pay half the cash and there are no<br />

payments to boot. If you have the down payment, and are looking at<br />

the long-term with any concern about losing income from a spouse<br />

and/or outliving your assets, this is a perfect option for many. It is not<br />

a great option for anyone that does not have a large down payment or<br />

essentially half the price of the home, or likewise a homeowner that<br />

does not think they will hold onto the home long-term.<br />

The down side to this loan is that it carries a higher interest rate<br />

because of the mortgage insurance and higher closing costs. So, if<br />

you end up selling the home, then you would have accrued higher<br />

interest and higher fees along the way. My clients often ask how that<br />

affects them. They don’t have to pay any of the interest or fees--it is<br />

paid at the time of death by the heirs with the sale of the home. It<br />

will never affect you and your spouse, but it will have less equity in<br />

the home for your heirs when you have died and they sell the home.<br />

To make things simple, there is no such thing as simple! Clients<br />

need a mortgage planner that is not selling anything, but rather<br />

educating them on all of their options, and involving them in their<br />

financial and investment planning. Unfortunately, many mortgage<br />

brokers and mortgage bankers do not know how to analyze long-term<br />

plans to help cover long-term retirements. For a free consultation,<br />

please contact our office today to review in more detail what is<br />

available, and which option is best for you.<br />

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How Are You Doing Today?<br />

By Jeff Sherman<br />

Consider the awe-inspiring human body; the beauty and<br />

complexity. The resiliency. When healthy, the body is capable of<br />

achieving optimum fitness and agility.<br />

’’Lifestyle changes that include healthier diets, regular physical<br />

activity, and weight loss of 7%-10% have shown phenomenal health<br />

benefits that can be more effective than medications,’’ says Katz,<br />

author of the best-selling book What to Eat. In like manner, a<br />

healthy business can accomplish much through cultural changes.<br />

Consider a visit to a physician. Your abdomen hurts. Upon<br />

checking-in at your local clinic, you are asked a set of initial questions<br />

regarding your past and present health. This early assessment will<br />

come into play as the doctor reviews your case.<br />

Next, you see a nurse or assistant who invites you to stand on<br />

a scale to ascertain your body weight. She charts the findings.<br />

Your blood pressure and pulse are taken. Your body temperature is<br />

recorded. Remember that your purpose for the visit is to relieve an<br />

aching stomach. What does body weight, blood pressure, pulse, and<br />

temperature have to do with stomach disorder? A lot.<br />

The body is made of systems comprised of organs formed by<br />

groups of organized tissues which are made of cells. Within cells<br />

are additional components. Complex interactions are taking place<br />

at all levels. Health assessment is a process beginning with systems<br />

analysis.<br />

As the doctor enters the room, she asks, “How are you doing<br />

today?” Again comes the response, “My stomach hurts.” Through a<br />

series of review questions, further analysis of your physical wellness<br />

is conducted. Again she listens to your heart and your lungs seeking<br />

information and clarity.<br />

Wouldn’t it be easier to just blame the stomach, and get it over<br />

with? But in the body, like in well run businesses, systems work in<br />

harmony to support health. This homogenous environment fosters<br />

vitality.<br />

Great leaders of companies, much like physicians, gather<br />

comparative information before stating cause. They ascertain the<br />

pulse of the company. They invite people to weigh-in on issues. They<br />

document their findings. Before attempting to discover things at a<br />

cellular level (the individual office cubical) leaders must first consider<br />

systems that may have broken down. They determine which, if any,<br />

organizational level issues are arising.<br />

Great leaders do not assume that by simply removing the pain<br />

they have alleviated the cause. We have all witnessed it. Someone<br />

gets fired over an issue only to discover upon their absence that the<br />

problem still remains. Instead, leaders foster health at all levels, they<br />

determine where and why breakdowns are occurring. And most<br />

importantly they aim to celebrate good business health.<br />

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I asked local business leaders what it is that makes a leader<br />

successful and a business healthy. The answers are as insightful as<br />

they are reliable:<br />

“Leadership is delivering on what you say. A leader must balance the<br />

most important things, or all things fail.” — Mike Thompson, Skywest<br />

Airlines<br />

“The actions of leaders speak louder than their words. They lead by<br />

example.” — Nick McKinlay, Billy Casper <strong>Golf</strong> <strong>Academy</strong> at the<br />

Ledges.<br />

“It is as true to marriage as it is leadership, self serving individuals or<br />

those seeking self interests only, typically have problems with relationships.<br />

While those who strive to make others feel connected or needed or who<br />

validate others seem to have healthier relationships.” — Jared Dupree,<br />

<strong>St</strong> <strong>George</strong> Health and Wellness Magazine.<br />

<strong>George</strong> Graff of Hafen Buckner, Everett & Graff, PC said the<br />

following: “Successful companies have a process. They provide the right<br />

product at the right time,” referring to the book The World is Flat by<br />

New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman.<br />

Dr. Will Plumb, of Plumb Dental responded to the leadership<br />

question by referring to recent bad press about Seahawk Richard<br />

Sherman (no relation), “Rather than seek credit, a great football player<br />

will extend gratitude to his teammates. Consideration is given to the<br />

great quarterback, the strong linemen, the<br />

team and coaches.”<br />

“Egocentric drive is horrible for<br />

companies.” — Andy King, Pinpoint<br />

Marketing<br />

“Leaders build leaders. I judge the success<br />

of a leader based on how well the company<br />

performs after the leader has moved<br />

on. Leaders empower others and take<br />

ownership of the success of their team. —<br />

Chris Babcock, Les Olson Company.<br />

You have likely taken notice of a<br />

positive disruption taking place in business<br />

cultures around the globe. Seeking a more<br />

vibrant and productive workplace, leaders<br />

shun fault finding and placing blame.<br />

Instead, current trends shift negative<br />

About the Author<br />

Believing that “Beyond<br />

mediocrity dreams are found,”<br />

Jeffrey T. Sherman, Principal<br />

of ShermanSpeaks LLC is a<br />

public speaker and consultant<br />

utilizing a relationshipbuilding<br />

blueprint to drive<br />

fledging companies and<br />

individuals to the next<br />

level: Defining 2.0.<br />

www.ShermanSpeaks.com<br />

energy to more healthy outcomes. Blame and success share nothing.<br />

Empowerment and collaboration, however, are limitless. Check your<br />

systems. Improve processes. Create vitality. Remember to ask “How<br />

are you doing today?”<br />

<strong>St</strong>. <strong>George</strong> Health & Wellness Magazine | March/April 2014 65

The Future of Fiber<br />

Why it Matters to Southern Utah<br />

By Matt Heaton<br />

“Why are there so many internet options in such a small market?”.<br />

We have heard this sentiment throughout our area. It’s true, there<br />

are many choices when it comes to your service provider and having<br />

those options definitely brings advantages to our area. In fact, that’s<br />

how Tonaquint was formed - bringing additional fiber optic options<br />

to Southern Utah back in 2000. The major advantage Tonaquint<br />

brings to Southern Utah is that it is the only local provider that can<br />

offer a true “fiber to the customer” experience all over the region.<br />

We are not new to the market - but our name is. Certainly you have<br />

heard of the Tonaquint Data Center and that is part of our business<br />

as well. With the combined effort of these two companies, Tonaquint<br />

can provide the most robust network and a fully integrated solution<br />

for businesses. Whether it be Internet services, transport, colocation,<br />

cloud storage, or voice, Tonaquint is southern Utah’s premiere<br />

network and data provider as we have Fortune 100<br />

companies using our services.<br />

Typically, people think of some of the larger names when they think<br />

of “internet”. The reality is that a majority of these other carriers use<br />

our fiber infrastructure and then resell/upsell it as their service. This<br />

was our business model in the past -- to provide the secondary service<br />

and hand-off the Internet services to other ISP’s (Internet Service<br />

Provider). We know how to maintain the high quality service and<br />

experience, it is now time to offer businesses the opportunity to use our<br />

services directly. A major advantage Tonaquint has is we own the fiber<br />

infrastructure and it is one hundred percent redundant unlike any<br />

other network in the area. Tonaquint also provides<br />

24/7/365 local support giving our clients<br />

peace of mind.<br />

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The power of the Internet is amazing and has become an absolute<br />

necessity in life and in business. The available speeds are so fast that<br />

its unimaginable the amount of information that can actually be<br />

pushed across these lines all at once. As society continues to advance,<br />

technology is ten steps ahead of it. Tonaquint Networks is not only one<br />

of the largest fiber providers in the area but we are forward thinking<br />

about the needs of our local market. We have plans to improve and<br />

grow the infrastructure, implement new technologies, and remain the<br />

preferred network for Washington and Iron counties.<br />

So how does “fiber” and “internet” even co-exist? As you see the<br />

large machinery trenching up the ground along the roadsides, you also<br />

will likely see a big huge spool right behind the trencher. There is a<br />

good chance there is fiber being laid inside a conduit and then placed<br />

in the ground. One fiber cable can hold dozens of actual fiber strands,<br />

each thinner than a human hair. Fiber is simply made<br />

of glass and with a<br />

special laser we can transmit a light signal<br />

over a single strand providing internet<br />

connectivity from our data center to the<br />

customer. As technology advances we all<br />

need to be up to date on the changes that<br />

are taking place.<br />

To learn more about us or just the technology<br />

in general, we are happy to have that<br />

conversation. You can contact me directly at<br />

801-930-0444 or visit our website www.<br />

tonaquintnetworkscom.<br />

About the Author<br />

Matt Heaton, Vice President<br />

- Network Sales, has a B.S.<br />

Degree in Technical Sales<br />

from Weber <strong>St</strong>ate University.<br />

He is an entrepreneur and<br />

has fourteen years in the<br />

technology and telecom<br />

industries. His experience<br />

and knowledge allows him<br />

to understand the industry<br />

needs within the local<br />

market. You can reach him at<br />

mheaton@tonaquint.com.<br />

<strong>St</strong>. <strong>George</strong> Health & Wellness Magazine | March/April 2014 67

By Dustin Schofield<br />

Are You Doing<br />

Enough to Keep Your<br />

Identity<br />

Safe?<br />

Every year, thousands of unsuspecting individuals are targeted for<br />

fraud and identity theft in a number of ways via mail, telephone, the<br />

Internet, conversations – even sifting through victims’ trash. We’ve<br />

all heard the horror stories resulting from these scams. Hopefully,<br />

the gruesome details convinced you to heed warnings from financial<br />

institutions, credit card companies and government agencies to take<br />

basic necessary precautions for protecting your good name and credit.<br />

But are you doing enough to keep your identity secure? <strong>St</strong>oring<br />

personal records in a safe place, shredding financial documents,<br />

protecting passwords, and not opening suspect computer files or<br />

email from unknown sources are a good start. But there are also less<br />

obvious suggestions you may want to consider to safeguard your<br />

personal information.<br />

Monitor credit history, inquiries and changes by ordering<br />

a free credit report once a year. With the passage of the Fair and<br />

Accurate Credit Transactions Act (FACT) in December 2003, you<br />

are entitled to receive one free copy of your credit report from each<br />

credit reporting agency (Equifax, Experian, TransUnion) during<br />

any 12-month period. Order your free annual credit report online<br />

at www.annualcreditreport.com , by calling 877-322-8228, or by<br />

completing the Annual Credit Report Request Form and mailing it<br />

to: Annual Credit Report Request Service, P.O. Box 105283, Atlanta,<br />

GA 30348-5283.<br />

Destroy hard drives or memory cards with personal information<br />

before disposing or donating personal electronic equipment or<br />

devices. Wireless devices such as PDAs and cell phones should have<br />

the internal memory reset to ensure that all personal data is removed<br />

(most devices of this nature have a reset button – simply removing a<br />

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attery from devices does not always delete the information). Be sure<br />

to check with your waste management service/recycling company to<br />

follow proper environmentally safe guidelines for disposing of this<br />

type of equipment.<br />

Be cautious and limit your access to your personal and confidential<br />

information on public computers. Malicious software may be installed<br />

to obtain your account number and sign-on information, leaving you<br />

vulnerable to fraud. And whether you are on a computer at home,<br />

work or in a public facility, always remember to log out of online<br />

sessions that require you to use a password or login process and close<br />

out the browser. Unauthorized transactions<br />

and activity can occur if you leave your online<br />

session accessible to other people. Whenever<br />

possible, particularly in public facilities, reboot<br />

the computer to clear out any additional traces<br />

of your information that might be in memory.<br />

Assistance to victims of identity theft<br />

Contact your financial institution<br />

immediately if you suspect that someone has<br />

had unauthorized access to your account(s), or<br />

access to your personal identifying information<br />

such as your Social Security Number or credit<br />

card information. In addition, you should also<br />

report the crime to your local law enforcement<br />

agency and to the Federal Trade Commission<br />

(FTC). To speak with a trained FTC telephone<br />

counselor, call toll-free at 1-877-IDTHEFT (1-<br />

877-438-4338). To enter information about your<br />

complaint into a secure FTC online database,<br />

sign onto www.ftc.gov/idtheft. The site also<br />

provides links to numerous consumer education<br />

materials.<br />

For more information or suggestions on<br />

how to protect your personal data and financial<br />

records, contact your Financial Advisor today.<br />

Investment products and services are offered<br />

through Wells Fargo Advisors Financial<br />

Network, LLC (WFAFN), Member<br />

SIPC. The Schofield Group Investment<br />

Management is a separate entity from<br />

WFAFN.<br />

©2011 Wells Fargo Advisors, LLC. All<br />

rights reserved.<br />

Dustin Schofield, Vice President<br />

of The Schofield Group<br />

Investment Management in<br />

<strong>St</strong>. <strong>George</strong>.<br />

This article was written by Wells Fargo Advisors<br />

and provided courtesy of Dustin Schofield, Vice<br />

President of The Schofield Group Investment<br />

Management in <strong>St</strong>. <strong>George</strong> at 435-674-3601 or<br />

www.theschofieldgroup.com<br />

These suggestions are not all-inclusive and should<br />

not be considered nor interpreted as legal, accounting,<br />

financial or technical advice. You may wish to consult<br />

your attorney, accountant or other advisor for specific<br />

advice, guidance or recommendations concerning<br />

these topics.<br />

Investments in securities and insurance products<br />



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What is Energy Work?<br />

By Brigit Atkin<br />

Many have heard the term “energy work”, but because it is unfamiliar<br />

to them have feelings of apprehension about it. To others, this may be<br />

a new term. I find that people are somewhat leery of things they don’t<br />

quite understand, so I’d like to shed some light on this subject.<br />

Let’s start with what energy work ISN’T. It isn’t: magic, mystical, or<br />

scary. It isn’t even weird (unless of course your practitioner barks like a<br />

dog and dances like a chicken – get a new practitioner immediately!).<br />

Kidding aside, it also isn’t a substitute of any kind for prayer or any<br />

religious beliefs. I had a client make the following brilliant observation:<br />

“Prayer is what invites positive circumstances, and the energy work is<br />

what clears the inner resistance to help receive it.”<br />

Energy is the capacity of a physical system to perform work. Energy<br />

exists all around and within us in several forms such as heat, kinetic or<br />

mechanical energy, light, potential energy, electrical, or other forms.<br />

Because our bodies have an electrical system, defibrillators are used to<br />

restart the heart after a heart attack. We also have an electromagnetic<br />

system, which allows all kinds of communication to occur within and<br />

without the body. This is the system that is used with muscle testing<br />

(also known as kinesiology) to find blocks or weaknesses within the<br />

body. A polygraph test also uses this system and can be compared to<br />

muscle testing, as it is used to measure the body’s subconscious response<br />

to a true or false question.<br />

Because there are so many methods out there, I will stick with what<br />

I know – the SimplyHealed Method ® . This modality uses kinesiology<br />

to find blocks, glitches, doubts, even generational issues (traits that run<br />

in a family – addictions, abuse, etc) within a person’s being. Oftentimes<br />

this is happening subconsciously, so the person is aware only of the<br />

effects of these blocks, in whichever way they manifest in the mind or<br />

body –illness, anxiety, depression, etc. Once all these are found they are<br />

cleared.<br />

session, and when we were finished he<br />

commented on how good his back felt. He<br />

never mentioned back pain to me before,<br />

and indicated that he had experienced the<br />

pain for so long that he didn’t think about<br />

it, and didn’t bother treating it – it was just<br />

a part of him. He left my office, went to<br />

a movie with a friend, then drove the five<br />

hours to his home. When he finally got<br />

there late that night, he called to let me<br />

know that his back still felt great. He had<br />

energy, and felt like he could do anything<br />

– he had forgotten how it felt to not have<br />

that pain. So something that we cleared<br />

for his emotional well-being also helped<br />

About the Author<br />

Brigit Atkin – Brigit of<br />

Brightworks uses alternative<br />

healing methods to help<br />

improve the lives of others<br />

facing challenges and<br />

difficulties. She is certified<br />

in SimplyHealed TM method<br />

and was trained by founder<br />

Carolyn Cooper herself. For<br />

more information, visit<br />

www.brightworksbybrigit.com<br />

him physically. It’s amazing how capable the body is to heal itself when<br />

its blocks are out of the way!<br />

People ask me all the time what I do, and how it all works. In a<br />

nutshell, I refer to Will Smith, who sums it up best as a professional<br />

matchmaker in his hit movie “Hitch” – “I just help people get out of<br />

their own way.”<br />

“If you want to find the secrets of the universe, think in<br />

terms of energy, frequency and vibration.” Nikola Tesla<br />

Carolyn Cooper, the founder of SimplyHealed , uses a great analogy<br />

to explain how this works: Think of yourself as a biocomputer. As such,<br />

you store information, some of which is not serving you well – old<br />

programs, viruses, false information, etc. Just like a computer gets slow<br />

and tired over time, so do you! Especially when you are hanging onto<br />

hurtful things from the past. These things fester over time and become<br />

something much bigger and more complicated. So just like you call a<br />

computer expert to come clean up your hard drive and software, an<br />

energy work practitioner cleans out the old programs you are holding<br />

onto. With all the debris gone, the mind, body, and soul are now able to<br />

heal and function as they were designed to – and you are well on your<br />

way to being your best self!<br />

I once had the privilege of working with a client who was visiting<br />

from the Salt Lake area. We worked on many things during the<br />

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By Celece Seegmiller, Travel Connection<br />

On the final night of a cruise, most<br />

passengers dread getting off the ship. We<br />

get accustom to someone else cooking<br />

gourmet meals; cleaning up after us; and<br />

entertaining us. As if the thought of leaving<br />

all of the wonderful service for our return<br />

trip to reality is not hard enough, the final<br />

night also brings something else: the dreaded<br />

final bill. At some point during the night, a<br />

lovely piece of paper (or multiple pages in<br />

many cases) arrives under the door with the<br />

grand total of your charges throughout the<br />

cruise. It all seems so simple upon arrival<br />

when you receive the “sign and sail” card at<br />

check in. A simple swipe of the card is all it<br />

takes to purchase shore excursions, beverages,<br />

gratuities, and everything else you could<br />

think of. I know many passengers (myself<br />

included) who failed to realize just how fast<br />

all of those drinks and shore excursions can<br />

add up. Many passengers find themselves<br />

suffering from a condition I commonly refer<br />

to as “End of Cruise Blues” as they exit the<br />

ship.<br />

There have been times when I wish that<br />

I could combine the all inclusive resort and<br />

the cruise experience. If you find yourself in<br />

the same boat (no pun intended), then look<br />

no further than Regent Seven Seas Cruises.<br />

Regent is a true all inclusive cruiseline and<br />

recently voted World’s Best Cruise Line from<br />

Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards.<br />

An all inclusive cruise on Regent features:<br />

2-for-1 Fares plus additional bonus savings,<br />

FREE Roundtrip Air with FREE Upgrade<br />

to Business Class Air in Penthouse Suites<br />

and higher on Europe Voyages; FREE<br />

Unlimited Shore Excursions, FREE Luxury<br />

Hotel Package ( concierge suites and higher);<br />

FREE Beverages including fine wines and<br />

premium spirits; FREE Pre-Paid Gratuities;<br />

FREE Ground Transfers; FREE In-suite<br />

mini-bar replenished daily; Welcome bottle<br />

of champagne; FREE gourmet restaurants<br />

at no additional charge- including the iconic<br />

steakhouse Prime 7, and Signatures, featuring<br />

French inspired cuisine, Compass Rose, La<br />

Veranda, Sette Mari at La Veranda (in the<br />

evening) for Italian Regional Cuisine and<br />

always al fresco Pool Grill each day.<br />

As if that is not enough, Regent sets itself<br />

apart with a staff-to-guest ratio of 1 to 1.5<br />

and capacity varies on their ships from just<br />

490 to 700 guests. Regent features all-suite<br />

accommodations, 97% with private balconies.<br />

Because the ships are smaller, Regent offers<br />

voyages to more than 250 ports of call with<br />

access to some ports that large ships are<br />

unable navigate. Although Regent is upscale,<br />

it is not uptight. The dress code is elegant<br />

casual with formal and semi-formal attire<br />

optional on sailings of 16 nights or longer.<br />

I know, you may be thinking this all sounds<br />

too good to be true and the price must be sky<br />

high. While the initial cost of a Regent cruise<br />

is higher than traditional cruises, a little<br />

mathematical calculation proves that Regent<br />

is competitive. After all of the additional costs<br />

of airfare, shore excursions, hotel, gratuities,<br />

beverages, etc. are totaled, Regent actually<br />

came in less expensive per day than some of<br />

its competitors (based on a similar stateroom<br />

category).<br />

If you are a discerning cruise passenger<br />

that wants to sign before you sail, then Regent<br />

is for you. “End of Cruise Blues” will only set<br />

in because you have to leave an exceptional<br />

cruise, not because your final bill looks like a<br />

version of the Sunday paper.<br />

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By Niki Warner<br />

Have you ever seen one of those time lapse videos of seeds<br />

germinating? They begin with a small hard kernel and some dirt. Add<br />

a little moisture and the process that is set in motion is fascinating,<br />

explosive, magical even. The seed splits open and roots push down,<br />

tender shoots sprout up. That cold dense little pod is destroyed in a<br />

violent chaotic fashion, and yet, if given the right conditions, will be<br />

transformed into something amazing, large, and gorgeously complex in<br />

comparison to what it first appeared to be.<br />

Spring is a season of radical and beautiful metamorphosis. We<br />

are drawn outdoors and many of us plan or at least dream about the<br />

flowers, vegetables, shrubs, and trees we would like to raise. This got<br />

me thinking about the parallels of successfully cultivating gardens and<br />

successfully cultivating our own personal development. Both require<br />

labor and attention to detail. Both require an understanding of the<br />

conditions that surround us, and by extension, realistic expectations<br />

of how those conditions will help or hinder the direction of growth<br />

we want to achieve. Both are well served by having a plan or a vision<br />

of what we really are striving to<br />

accomplish, balanced with a measure<br />

of creativity and flexibility. Both will<br />

be filled with unexpected challenges<br />

and joyful surprises.<br />

I wonder how often we hold ourselves back from the process of<br />

cultivating our dream gardens or our dream lives because we are afraid<br />

we don’t know enough, that it will require too much effort, or that<br />

we will never be able to achieve the ideal. The constant lessons of an<br />

attentive gardener are those of observation, nurturing, patience; the<br />

seasonal nature of planning, planting, growth, harvest, and rest; the<br />

need to weed out distractions or harmful elements, and the helpful<br />

process of review and pursuit of greater understanding.<br />

This winter brought Southern Utah some unusual and unexpected<br />

cold snaps and storms that make the prospects of spring planting and<br />

summer harvesting all the more appealing. This winter also brought<br />

my life a few unanticipated squalls; lessons in love and loss that at first<br />

glance appear much like the chaos and destruction of a seed. In reality<br />

it is the presentment of an opportunity to be observant, to weed out the<br />

distractions, to be patient, to create a plan and vision for new growth; to<br />

cultivate and nurture a gorgeously complex, beautiful metamorphosis<br />

that will undoubtedly be full of unexpected challenges and joyful<br />

surprises.<br />

Spring comes early here, and the season for designing what we hope<br />

to enjoy and harvest later is upon us. Join me in planting things that are<br />

colorful and delicious to add beauty and enrichment to the world we<br />

are all lucky enough to share and learn from.<br />

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For information about planning and planting a<br />

successful garden in Southern Utah you can email Niki<br />

at botanicalsdesign@me.com or call 435-313-3170.

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Increase Energy<br />

and Boost<br />

Your Happiness<br />

Factor with<br />

Chiropractic Care<br />

By SGHW <strong>St</strong>aff with Dr. Tom Johnson<br />

Most of us are aware of the obvious<br />

benefits of chiropractic care, such as<br />

improved alignment, pain relief, and<br />

increased mobility. But did you know that<br />

spinal alignment can also help improve your<br />

happiness factor? It’s true! Chiropractic care<br />

is a complimentary medical treatment that<br />

can improve your moods and mental clarity<br />

by improving nervous system function<br />

and sleep quality, as well as boosting your<br />

overall energy. In fact, a recent study<br />

published in the Journal of Upper Cervical<br />

Chiropractic Research found that upper<br />

cervical chiropractic care could also help<br />

lessen anxiety and symptoms of depression.<br />

Often, problems in the spine also affect<br />

your nervous system functions, creating<br />

a ripple effect in all areas of physical and<br />

emotional wellbeing. By using a variety<br />

of spinal and soft tissue adjustments,<br />

chiropractors can help relieve some of the<br />

built up joint pressure, align the spine and<br />

increase circulation, leading to a healthier<br />

nervous system.<br />

When your nervous system is<br />

functioning properly and muscle tension is<br />

relieved, there is a natural increase in blood<br />

flow to the brain, which improves mental<br />

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clarity and, according to a recent study published in the Journal<br />

of Upper Cervical Chiropractic Research, help lessen anxiety and<br />

symptoms of depression. Chiropractic patients often report feeling<br />

a boost of energy and more mental clarity after treatments, which is<br />

sometimes attributed to relieving chronic pain and tension.<br />

Relieving tension also contributes to better quality sleep. Sleep<br />

plays a vital role in every area of our health and well being because<br />

it is during this time our bodies replenish, repair and rejuvenate.<br />

When we are experiencing poor posture, tension and difficulty<br />

relaxing, our sleep patterns suffer, which leads to a cascading effect<br />

in our bodies. When the spine is aligned properly, pain is reduced<br />

and tension is relieved, people report feeling much more rested,<br />

waking with more clarity and fewer aches and pains. Chiropractors<br />

can also offer expert advice in other areas that help patients get a<br />

few more “Z’s” such as:<br />

• Sleep on a supportive mattress and use a pillow that<br />

supports your neck<br />

• Avoid sleeping on your stomach and when you rise, roll to<br />

your side before getting up to relieve low back pressure<br />

• Sleep in a comfortable room and place a small pillow<br />

under your knees to relieve low back pressure if you prefer<br />

sleeping on your back<br />

Feeling well rested, having heightened levels of mental clarity,<br />

and experiencing the soothing effect<br />

of a “well-oiled nervous system” all<br />

contribute to a boost in physical and<br />

mental energy. And let’s face it, when<br />

we’re feeling better mentally and<br />

physically, especially if we’ve been<br />

feeling pain and depression, it’s natural<br />

to experience improved moods and even<br />

more happiness.<br />

At My Family Chiro, our goal is to<br />

understand our patients’ needs, not only<br />

to help relieve pain and discomfort but<br />

to help them discover one more way to<br />

feel better emotionally as well. When the<br />

body is in balance, the mind can achieve<br />

better balance also. And when the mind<br />

is more in balance, we are better able<br />

to manage our emotions and boost our<br />

personal happiness factor. Come visit us<br />

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About the Author<br />

Dr. Tom Johnson graduated<br />

from the Palmer College of<br />

Chiropractic, the founding<br />

college of chiropractic, and<br />

also received additional upper<br />

cervical training. He enjoys<br />

helping his patients with<br />

whole body care, serving our<br />

community, and seeing the<br />

benefits that chiropractic care<br />

offers the whole family. Dr.<br />

Johnson can also be found<br />

enjoying time with friends<br />

and family, and hiking in our<br />

breathtaking red rocks.<br />

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Rest*Relax*Renew<br />

Experience the Miracle of Massage<br />

By Janine Housley<br />

Ancient records indicate that touch was recognized as one of the<br />

earliest forms of medicine used for calming the spirit and easing<br />

physical discomforts. It seems miraculous that one could go from<br />

a state of feeling overwhelming stress or pain to a state of feeling<br />

calm and physically at ease in the relatively short span of a massage<br />

session, yet over and over I have witnessed the mystery of relief that<br />

clients experience.<br />

Current research shows that massage encourages increased oxygen<br />

flow which carries blood, body fluids and nutrition throughout the<br />

body. This opens passage ways that might otherwise be blocked,<br />

and allows for the potential renewal of soft tissue relating to our<br />

organs, skeletal system, muscles, and even the nervous system.<br />

It’s kind of like having a sliver that festers with infection and<br />

pain until the sliver is pulled out, and we experience immediate<br />

relief. The body is now able to begin its natural process of mending<br />

itself. Getting a massage is similar to pulling out the sliver. So<br />

much of the time it is the festering of an emotional trauma, mental<br />

anxieties, stress, or a physical pain in the neck that compels us to<br />

seek massage for relief.<br />

One of the benefits I have experienced as a GIVER of massage<br />

is pain relief for those RECEIVING. This alone can open the gate<br />

for relaxation and stress relief. It sometimes seems miraculous that<br />

even after simple gentle compression, range of motion, Swedish<br />

massage, a hand, foot or chair massage, the RECEIVER will<br />

report feeling relief from pain, and deeply relaxed with a sense of<br />

renewal.<br />

During the actual massage, both the GIVER and the RECEIVER<br />

are having a very tangible experience of the RECEIVER’S sliver<br />

or pain, and the process of relief. The profundity of the massage<br />

experience for those RECEIVING is that it allows the chattering<br />

of the mind to diminish, while the body/mind system gets a<br />

chance to do what it knows how to<br />

do without interference. With the<br />

intuitive and ‘educated therapeutic<br />

touch’ of an experienced GIVER, the<br />

RECEIVER’S awareness seems to<br />

be heightened as it is drawn to, and<br />

in support of the different areas of<br />

the body being worked. At the same<br />

time, the RECEIVER’S consciousness<br />

oftentimes drops to a much deeper<br />

level of REST, RELAXATION, and<br />

RENEWAL!<br />

At the end of this type of session<br />

the RECEIVER will often feel a sense<br />

of relief, like a weight has been lifted<br />

from their shoulders or neck or low<br />

back, etc. and literally it has. Science<br />

confirms that we hold physical as well<br />

as mental stresses and tension patterns<br />

in our tissues. Effective therapeutic<br />

touch involves soft tissue repatterning.<br />

When a client receives regular massage<br />

About the Author<br />

Janine was in her forties with<br />

five children when she had her<br />

first massage. At age fifty-two<br />

she attended the Sensory<br />

Development Institute at the<br />

Green Valley Spa, here in <strong>St</strong>.<br />

<strong>George</strong>, and became licensed as<br />

a massage therapist in 2003.<br />

Since then she has worked<br />

professionally for chiropractors,<br />

yoga retreats, bed and<br />

breakfasts, hospice, and as an<br />

instructor of massage, teaching<br />

many modalities. She loves<br />

sharing the miracle of massage<br />

with students and clients.<br />

the whole body system begins to undo or peel off, layer by layer<br />

like an onion, thus relieving the build-up of mental, emotional, and<br />

physical stresses or pains or patterns, in the tissues.<br />

My personal experience as both a GIVER and RECEIVER of<br />

therapeutic touch, tells me it is possible that massage of all kinds<br />

can provide a silent retreat that allows for complete mental, physical,<br />

and emotional relaxation and rejuvenation! Receiving a well-timed<br />

massage could be a maintenance tool that keeps you feeling great.<br />

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Dynamic<br />

Silence<br />

Meditation<br />

By Brian Hughes<br />

Dynamic Silence meditation is a simple mental<br />

technique, easily learned and practiced by anyone,<br />

which provides a host of benefits. When one<br />

practices daily meditation (usually twenty minutes<br />

morning and evening), one’s stress levels go way<br />

down. This leads to enormous health benefits,<br />

more lightness of spirit, greater happiness, and ease<br />

in all areas of life.<br />

When we meditate, we relax deeply. Many<br />

scientific studies have confirmed this. One<br />

experiences a level of rest deeper than in deep sleep.<br />

Thus, deeply rooted stress is released from the<br />

system. <strong>St</strong>ress is a real culprit in modern life and it<br />

is often difficult to detect, but we all carry its effects<br />

around within our bodies. When people learn to<br />

meditate properly, they inevitably report that they<br />

About the Author<br />

Brian Hughes began his 44<br />

year practice of meditation<br />

while earning a degree in<br />

Philosophy in college. In 1972<br />

he was certified as a teacher of<br />

Transcendental Meditation<br />

in Europe. While raising a<br />

family and operating a cabinet<br />

business in L.A., he continued<br />

teaching and studying various<br />

forms of meditation.<br />

feel calmer and more at ease. <strong>St</strong>ress burns up energy. Meditation, the great<br />

de-stressor, brings us more energy. <strong>St</strong>ress inhibits our ability to feel happiness<br />

and joy. Want more of those? Learn Dynamic Silence meditation. Want more<br />

love? Its source is within you. By a daily dive into the silence within, one’s heart<br />

opens like a rose in the sun; it’s quite miraculous and quite simple.<br />

<strong>St</strong>udies have shown that meditators’ brains work more coherently, student’s<br />

grades improve, the effects of aging start to reduce, and memory is enhanced.<br />

In fact, there is no single practice as beneficial to human life as Dynamic<br />

Silence meditation. I have taught hundreds of people to meditate since 1972.<br />

I taught my wife to meditate about three years ago when we were dating. Her<br />

main interest was reducing her high blood pressure. It normalized within six<br />

months of practice and remains normal. She looks and feels years younger and<br />

has never felt happier.<br />

When couples practice meditation together, it is a great blessing to their<br />

lives. All religious traditions emphasize the value of meditation. They instruct<br />

us that if you want to feel closer to God, to look into the silent core of your own<br />

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A Family that Plays Together,<br />

<strong>St</strong>ays Together<br />

By Chad D. Olson, LMFT<br />

A few months ago on my way home from work I was listening<br />

to the radio and the show’s host posed an intriguing question:<br />

“Do you live to work, or do you work to live?” This question really<br />

made me think about the importance of balancing work and play.<br />

I have always found satisfaction in being a hard worker and want<br />

to instill that characteristic in my children; however, I also realize<br />

that playing together as a family is critical to my relationship with<br />

them. Work and play should not be seen an either/or proposition;<br />

we should view it as an and/both opportunity. The income I receive<br />

from my employment is not an end in and of itself; it is a means to<br />

provide opportunities for my family to strengthen our relationships<br />

with each other. I’ve heard it said that a common lament uttered by<br />

people at the end of their lives is the regret of spending too much<br />

time at work and not enough time with their family.<br />

In order to see the value of play, we may need to consider it<br />

through the eyes of a child. You might be familiar with the story<br />

about Charles Adams (President John Adams’ grandson) who had<br />

very little free time because of his professional and political career.<br />

However, one day he took his boy fishing and recorded in his diary,<br />

“Went fishing with my son today – a day wasted!” That same day<br />

his son Brooks wrote, “Went fishing with my father today – the<br />

most wonderful day of my life.”<br />

There may be some perceived sacrifices to making time to play<br />

as a family, but I believe that anything you choose to give up will<br />

be compensated by the memories, satisfaction, and relationships<br />

you will build with your family. So, where can you start? Here are<br />

five ideas that you could do this week to strengthen your family<br />

relationships through play:<br />

1. Go on a hike. Dixie Rock and Snow<br />

Canyon <strong>St</strong>ate Park are two of our<br />

family’s favorites.<br />

2. Go to a park. <strong>St</strong>. <strong>George</strong> takes<br />

pride in their parks and does a<br />

wonderful job maintaining them.<br />

There are dozens of parks, so find<br />

one you haven’t visited and go play!<br />

About the Author<br />

Chad Olson, LMFT, is<br />

the Clinical Director of<br />

the <strong>St</strong>. <strong>George</strong> Center for<br />

Couples & Families,<br />

www.stgeorgefamilies.com.<br />

3. Attend an event at Dixie <strong>St</strong>ate University or one of our high<br />

schools. Whether your preference is an athletic event, a play,<br />

or a concert, there are events going on regularly.<br />

4. Play a board game. Research suggests that playing board<br />

games can improve cognitive abilities, provide an<br />

opportunity to teach important values (e.g., cooperation,<br />

honesty, sportsmanship), and strengthen family<br />

relationships.<br />

5. Learn a new skill together. This suggestion could include<br />

learning a new sport, learning to play a musical instrument,<br />

building something together or dozens of other things. Be<br />

creative and use this idea to build self-confidence in your<br />

children.<br />

Did you notice that “Watching TV” didn’t make the list? That’s<br />

not to say that all TV is bad, but we shouldn’t rely on TV/movies/<br />

video games to bring our families together because the focus is<br />

primarily on the screen – not each other. So, let’s enjoy this beautiful<br />

spring weather in Dixie and have fun playing!<br />

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Dreams Do Come True<br />

By Darwin Evans DMD<br />

My brother Derek and I were raised in<br />

a family of twelve. Our mom was a dental<br />

hygienist who loved dentistry, and regularly<br />

spoke of its advances and the opportunities<br />

it provided to serve her patients. When we<br />

were young, we had many opportunities to<br />

accompany our mother to American Dental<br />

Association conferences in San Francisco.<br />

It was at these dental conferences that we<br />

both learned to love dentistry and began our<br />

discussions of a dream that would one day see<br />

us practicing together.<br />

Derek graduated from UNLV in the<br />

inaugural class of 2006. At that time I was<br />

working as a technical engineer for Intel<br />

Corp, but changed careers and shortly after,<br />

graduated from UNLV in 2010. Derek’s wife<br />

was raised in <strong>St</strong>. <strong>George</strong>, and our parents also<br />

retired here, so Derek made the decision to<br />

buy Gentle Dentistry, put down some roots,<br />

build his practice, and raise his family here. I<br />

soon followed with my purchase of Advanced<br />

Dental Concepts in July of 2012. This was<br />

the next step in seeing our future goal of<br />

practicing together.<br />

In August of last year, we made the long<br />

awaited decision to bring our practices<br />

together and see this goal that we had talked<br />

about since childhood come to fruition. It<br />

was an exciting and fun transition as Derek<br />

and I have always shared this goal. We have<br />

come to the realization that dreams really do<br />

come true as we continue to work towards<br />

them. Now that we have come together, our<br />

future goals include providing the highest<br />

quality dental care to our patients like they<br />

were our own family. In our waiting room we<br />

have a plaque that reads, “Enter as a patient,<br />

leave as family,” and this perfectly exemplifies<br />

our feelings of how we think of our patients.<br />

We invite you to come in and experience<br />

the warm smiles and caring attitudes of our<br />

staff and become a member of our dental<br />

family here in <strong>St</strong> <strong>George</strong>. Have a great day<br />

and keep smiling!<br />

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About the Author<br />

Darwin Evans is married to Lori<br />

Ann Evans and the father of five<br />

boys (Colby, Jake, Austin, Blake, and<br />

Drew) he has an AS degree in pretechnical<br />

biology from Ricks College<br />

(now BYU-Idaho), a BS degree<br />

in physiology from Portland <strong>St</strong>ate<br />

University , and a DMD degree<br />

in dentistry from UNLV School of<br />

Dental Medicine. He is the owner of<br />

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Are You a<br />

Leader?<br />

By Jack W. Rolfe<br />

My first understanding of leadership was<br />

formed when I was eleven years old. I was<br />

with a group of my peers participating in a<br />

scouting activity at our church. The individual<br />

conducting the meeting asked if everyone in<br />

the room would move closer to the front<br />

row. I remember looking at my buddies and<br />

seeing that no one else was moving. We were<br />

all frozen in place, thinking, “It would not be<br />

cool to do what the leader asked us to do.”<br />

Then a sharp impulse came into my mind.<br />

I stood up promptly and stated, “Come on<br />

guys, let’s move up.” Everyone followed and<br />

the task was completed. After returning<br />

home that evening, my father, who was<br />

also at the meeting, said to me, “That was<br />

amazing what you did today.” I had no clue<br />

what he was talking about and stared at him<br />

like only an eleven year old can. He repeated<br />

to me what he witnessed in the simple act<br />

of moving with my friends to the front of<br />

the class. He stated, “You are a leader.” His<br />

statement touched my soul deeply and has<br />

remained with me throughout my life.<br />

In his book Executive Instinct, Nigel<br />

Nicholson of the London Business School<br />

suggests that there may be a leadership<br />

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gene—that some people are just driven<br />

to be in charge. But in The Leadership<br />

Engine, the University of Michigan’s Noel<br />

Tichy declares that leadership style and<br />

abilities emerge from experiences. I propose<br />

that leaders emerge from a combination of<br />

both these declarations. I believe that inside<br />

each one of us there is a leadership gene<br />

and experiences are necessary to bring this<br />

gene into action. Have you discovered your<br />

leadership gene?<br />

In the movie Facing the Giants, actor<br />

Alex Kendrick plays the role of high<br />

school football coach Grant Taylor. In one<br />

scene Coach Taylor instructs his team and<br />

specifically counsels his player Brock to<br />

remember that Brock has been gifted with<br />

leadership and he should not waste it! Coach<br />

Taylor increased his own leadership capacity<br />

by teaching Brock to be a leader. I have<br />

concluded through my life experiences that<br />

there is one sure way to develop leadership:<br />

by assisting others to become leaders in their<br />

own lives. When you help someone to find<br />

and use their leadership gene, your leadership<br />

gene blossoms.<br />

In our organization, the School of Life<br />

Foundation, we accomplish the mission of<br />

increasing high school graduation rates by<br />

teaching students to be leaders. We assist each<br />

young person we work with to reach their full<br />

potential in life. When these youth begin to<br />

see who they are and what talents they have,<br />

they discover their leadership gene. Even if<br />

the only thing these young people lead is<br />

their own life, we have all gained success. I<br />

ask you to picture a planet in which everyone<br />

is taking control of their life and helping<br />

others to do the same. The miracles that<br />

would be accomplished would truly change<br />

the world. The School of Life Foundation is<br />

accomplishing this goal one person at a time,<br />

one family at a time, one school at a time, one<br />

business at a time, one community at a time<br />

and one nation at a time.<br />

I invite you to begin or continue your<br />

leadership journey. Reach out to someone<br />

this week and guide them in their personal<br />

leadership growth. My father’s simple<br />

statement to me when I was young<br />

influenced me strongly—and you, too, can<br />

touch someone’s soul deeply for a lifetime.<br />

Remember you have been gifted with<br />

leadership. Do not waste it!

“If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn<br />

more, do more and become more, you are a leader.”<br />

~ John Quincy Adams<br />

About the Author<br />

Mr. Rolfe is the founder and<br />

President of the School of Life<br />

Foundation. This 501(c)3<br />

nonprofit organization has<br />

a mission to help youth reach<br />

their full potential in life.<br />

<strong>St</strong>. <strong>George</strong> Health & Wellness Magazine | March/April 2014 87

Dancing through Heaven<br />

A <strong>St</strong>ory of Love and Loss<br />

By Ted Spilsbury<br />

My article today in this issue of the <strong>St</strong>. <strong>George</strong> Health & Wellness<br />

Magazine is intended to touch your heart. I would like to reflect on<br />

a most tender moment in the lives of LeGrande and Betty Spilsbury.<br />

They, like you, have weathered first hand the sting of death. I, their<br />

son, Ted Spilsbury write these words with love in my heart for my<br />

dear mother. She is now ninety-five years old, somewhat fragile, but<br />

still very much in charge. We love her so.<br />

May I suggest that each of us have a purpose and calling to perform<br />

in life. My dad, myself, and my daughter have chosen to be funeral<br />

directors, who will serve mankind with kindness and compassion,<br />

who will dedicate our lives to tenderly caring for friends, neighbors<br />

and family, and who will suffer from the heartache and sorrow of<br />

death.<br />

This is the reflection of our sister, Susan Francis, a beautiful red<br />

headed nine-year-old, a most precious and delightful princess, who<br />

fell out of her father’s custom made Dixie Sunbus to her death.<br />

The sunbus was an old <strong>St</strong>udebaker funeral coach that my father<br />

had cut the top completely off of. He called it the “Dixie Sunbus” and<br />

would moonlight giving tours throughout the Dixie area during the<br />

summer tourist season. When my sister died I was seven years old.<br />

My mother was heartbroken and my father… words cannot describe<br />

his sorrow.<br />

I asked my Mother’s permission to share the following story from<br />

her journal, and she kindly consented:<br />

Susan, darling, these last three days seem to have been endless, but now<br />

it’s nearly time to go to the church for the funeral. The minutes seem to fly.<br />

As the hands of the clock approach two, I seem to grow panicky inside, for<br />

this will be the last time I will be able to look upon your face in this world,<br />

maybe forever - for who knows if I will ever be good enough to ever reach<br />

your exalted sphere in the Hereafter. I simply cannot bear the casket to be<br />

closed, for even your still little body is some consolation.<br />

Soon, all the concrete evidence of my precious baby will be gone. Yet,<br />

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About the Author<br />

Ted Spilsbury is a lifetime<br />

resident of <strong>St</strong>. <strong>George</strong> and<br />

Southern Utah. He joined his<br />

father, LeGrande Spilsbury, in<br />

the family business in 1968,<br />

at which time, the family<br />

served the communities of<br />

Washington, Kane and Iron<br />

Counties. Today the family<br />

business is still flourishing.<br />

Shortly, Jody Spilsbury Snow<br />

will be a fully licensed funeral<br />

director and technician.<br />

She will represent three<br />

generations of funeral service<br />

over a 75 year span. Ted and<br />

Vivian Spilsbury congratulate<br />

and welcome their daughter<br />

into the family business. She<br />

will be a breath of fresh air.<br />

as I look around, I know that I am not the only one who is grieved. All<br />

your little friends are here, sick inside, as I am, that this is the last glimpse<br />

of you. They have all come to see you, Susan; Bonnie, Claudia, Maurine,<br />

Kay, Beverly, Carol Ann, Judy, Kathy, Sharie, Donna Lou and Sharon.<br />

Everyone loved you so much. I guess I will just have to be happy that I had<br />

the chance to love you for nine years.<br />

The time has come and though I can’t bear it, I must memorize every<br />

little detail of your face to carry in my heart forever – your freckles and the<br />

tan you brought back from Long Beach. The little arch the chicken pox left,<br />

the cowlick in your hair. You can never wrinkle your little nose like a bunny<br />

at me anymore.<br />

You don’t ever need to “feel funny”, darling, because you look your best.<br />

Your fingernails have been polished, and you even have lipstick on. I know<br />

you will love the little blue satin gown and will feel real grown-up in the<br />

lovely white negligee. Your dancing shoes are on, all ready to dance your<br />

way through heaven. No more corrective shoes for you, baby.<br />

There isn’t a single snarl in your hair for I spent all Sunday morning<br />

undoing the tangles. Braids, to me, look the best on my baby, but you even<br />

have curls on the ends. Yes, you are a picture of perfection, and I didn’t forget<br />

your perfume because I do so want to return you to God smelling nice and<br />

fresh. Susie, darling, I am returning you even better than I received you.<br />

Goodbye, my darling, till we meet in the next world. Be good to all the<br />

babies on the other side, and, as Aunt Teddy Sue says, help all the kids over<br />

there with their arithmetic. I’ll have to leave now because I can’t see them<br />

shut the lid of the casket.<br />

The reason I decided to share this tender experience is because<br />

regardless of the age of our loved one that has died, it is a most<br />

beautiful and overwhelming experience. We cherish my mother’s<br />

notes. Some deaths are more emotional than others, but nevertheless<br />

we take our calling very seriously. Every family, like my mother,<br />

deserves our very best performance, because we know firsthand the<br />

tenderness of the occasion.<br />

<strong>St</strong>. <strong>George</strong> Health & Wellness Magazine | March/April 2014 89

Building Trust<br />

By Renae <strong>St</strong>ucki and Logan Leavitt<br />

Let’s be honest…It can be pretty hard to trust people! How hard<br />

is it for you to trust? We rely on many professionals each day, and<br />

that requires a great deal of trust. We trust doctors with our health,<br />

and lawyers with our personal and legal matters. Are builders any<br />

different? Finding the right professionals can make all the difference,<br />

and selecting a home builder ranks right up there at the top!<br />

The National Housing Survey recently published a survey listing<br />

the top five reasons people bought homes. Are you surprised that<br />

family was the top motivator for homebuyers surveyed? Real estate<br />

agents and economists can give you hundreds of reasons to buy or<br />

sell a home, basing their advice on sound research. In fact, it’s a<br />

great idea to seek and advise with industry professionals. In the end,<br />

determining the best location, plans, and builder is ultimately up to<br />

you. You know better than anyone the needs of you and your family.<br />

For those of us who are native to Southern Utah, we know that this<br />

area is an amazing place to raise a family. This area can be fruitful<br />

for visitors, retirees, and young people alike. Recreational activities,<br />

weather, and great people make <strong>St</strong>. <strong>George</strong> and surrounding areas a<br />

superb place to call home.<br />

Southern Utah has received and continues to receive an influx<br />

of visitors and full time residents. This has created a wider range of<br />

homebuyers than ever before. It can be difficult for homebuilders to<br />

offer and execute a full array of plans and features that appeal to all<br />

types of buyers. Because of this, many builders will choose specific<br />

types of homes to build, knowing they can only win so many battles<br />

all at once. Even though local home styles can be similar in many<br />

ways, there are huge differences when you look close.<br />

Everyone wants their home to be a unique representation of them.<br />

Our mobile devices have applications like Pinterest and Houzz that<br />

help us identify things that speak to us, thus making us different<br />

and unique. Dreams of what “Home” can look like are brought to<br />

life, by combining all things “you” and showcasing them within the<br />

application or online to share. These photos sit on the forefront of our<br />

minds every day and can be very invasive in our decision-making.<br />

It is important for homebuyers to understand that value is only<br />

achieved when the features and benefits of a particular item or idea<br />

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About the Authors<br />

Logan Leavitt, a <strong>St</strong>. <strong>George</strong><br />

Utah native, played on the<br />

traveling golf team at Dixie<br />

<strong>St</strong>ate after graduating from<br />

Pine View High School. With<br />

a general contractor for a<br />

father, Logan has worked in<br />

construction and sales nearly<br />

his entire life. He, and business<br />

partner Dustin VanGilder,<br />

started laying tile flooring<br />

together at the age of twelve,<br />

and have been working<br />

together ever since. In 2007<br />

he earned a real estate license<br />

and has done real estate sales,<br />

marketing, and management<br />

for eight years in Southern<br />

Utah. He is currently engaged<br />

to Christina Delgado and<br />

has plans to be married in the<br />

historic <strong>St</strong>. <strong>George</strong> Temple in<br />

November 2014.<br />

themselves from everyone else, and finding a great deal is only the<br />

cherry on top, of the home buying sundae.<br />

There are really tough decisions to be made when deciding<br />

what’s most important as you build the ideas you have into the<br />

construction of your home. That is where experience and industry<br />

professionals come into the picture. It is no coincidence that nearly all<br />

owners and employees of VanGilder Homes are native to Southern<br />

Utah, combining for over fifty years of construction management<br />

experience. With the most knowledgeable new construction sales staff<br />

in Southern Utah, paired with two award-winning designers placed<br />

at your beckon call, VanGilder Homes has confidence that your ideas<br />

will become a reality. VanGilder Homes feels that these key elements<br />

are vital to their success with homebuyers.<br />

“We understand the big picture,” said<br />

owner Dustin VanGilder.<br />

Everyone’s motivation in buying a<br />

home can be different. However, the<br />

commonality that you are investing in<br />

your future and the future of your family<br />

remains with everyone. You can feel<br />

Renae <strong>St</strong>ucki was born and<br />

raised in <strong>St</strong>. <strong>George</strong> Utah. She<br />

attended Dixie <strong>St</strong>ate College<br />

before moving to Las Vegas<br />

and working for KB Homes.<br />

Upon relocation back to Utah<br />

she took a position as the<br />

business development manager<br />

for Nicholas Development<br />

Group until becoming a<br />

realtor. She has recently settled<br />

back in <strong>St</strong>. <strong>George</strong> to raise her<br />

family and enjoys working<br />

with clients to help them find<br />

and purchase a home!<br />

confident knowing that you collaborated in creating the investment<br />

you will stand behind for years to come. After all, it’s more than just a<br />

house you’re building. It’s a home.<br />

<strong>St</strong>. <strong>George</strong> Health & Wellness Magazine | March/April 2014 91

A Daughter’s<br />

Tribute<br />

By Terrin Parker<br />

My father turned sixty this past year. Often dignified, sometimes silly, and always affable, my<br />

dad has been a light in my life, all my life. From the time I was small enough to climb up his long<br />

legs and flip around as he held my hands, to the time he gave my hand to another, to the time he<br />

held my babies in his hands, he has enriched my life and filled its shelves with volumes of love and<br />

memories: “Daddy-daughter dates” and fancy food. Subway sandwiches and Sandies for lunch<br />

after a long morning in the saddle herding cows. Oatmeal cookie dough on Sundays. Pack trips<br />

up Pine Valley mountain. Jumping waves at Newport Beach. Camping and Dutch-oven dinners.<br />

Weekly “interviews” to discuss life, sans judgement. My dad is and has always been a source of<br />

comfort and strength to me.<br />

I once attended one of the “Cowboy Poetry Gatherings” he often goes to, and since I know<br />

he enjoys them I decided to attempt to write a cowboy poem of my own about him for his 60th<br />

birthday. It was a bit of a challenge to compose verse in western slang, but I did my best.<br />

About the Author<br />

Terrin Parker is the associate<br />

editor of <strong>St</strong>. <strong>George</strong> Health<br />

and Wellness magazine and a<br />

physical therapist from Cedar<br />

City, Utah. She graduated<br />

from Loma Linda University<br />

in California, and has lived<br />

in Denver, San Diego and<br />

<strong>St</strong>. <strong>George</strong>. She loves to surf,<br />

snowboard, write, travel, play<br />

the guitar and spend time<br />

with her husband and their<br />

two young sons.<br />

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Ridin’ the Range<br />

He’s out ridin’ the range, like his fathers before<br />

Pushin’ a herd of two hundred or more<br />

Wearin’ the brand that’s been worn through the years<br />

Backwards G S on their hide has been seared<br />

His buckle and hat ain’t changed much all this time<br />

And he ain’t made much more than a nickle or dime<br />

But a cowboy he is, in his bones and his blood<br />

And he wears the land well, the sage, sap, and mud<br />

His gait has slowed some, and his horse’s has too<br />

But they still ride the range, ‘cause they love what they do<br />

See this cowboy’s been ridin’ since he was real small<br />

Ropin’ and brandin’ and doin’ it all<br />

Life ain’t so easy, and challenges come<br />

So it sure does help to know where you’re from<br />

Good roots grow deep in the soil of life<br />

To hold your course steady ‘mid the winds of strife<br />

Well he’s had his fair share of ups and of downs<br />

But out on the range, as he looks all around<br />

At the sun coming up and the valley below<br />

Peace fills his heart, and joy fills his soul<br />

This life wasn’t meant to be rode on a track<br />

Where the soil is soft and the ground is all flat<br />

See, true beauty lies past the rocks and the brush<br />

And along the journey, if you happen to look up<br />

So this cowboy rides on, sitting tall in his saddle<br />

Learning the ways of men and of cattle<br />

A better man each day than the one just before<br />

And tomorrow he’ll be out ridin’ life’s range once more<br />

<strong>St</strong>. <strong>George</strong> Health & Wellness Magazine | March/April 2014 93

Planting Seeds and Growing Culture<br />

By Lani Puriri<br />

Spring is a time for a fresh new outlook and an opportunity to plant<br />

a garden that will harvest everything from beautiful flowers to fresh<br />

herbs and vegetables. Fresh cut flowers can embellish the dinner table<br />

or bring love to a dear friend. Garden vegetables provide nourishment<br />

and satisfaction to the body. As we anticipate the garden harvest we<br />

must also recognize the harvest of a well-cultured life.<br />

Culture can be defined as patterns set by human interests<br />

that give significance to activity. We experience culture through<br />

a variety of ways including tradition, dress, religious beliefs, laws,<br />

and social standards. These experiences enrich our lives and<br />

generate opportunities to grow and gain knowledge in a vast array<br />

of categories. A few of the seeds of culture that help to stimulate<br />

emotional and intellectual growth include gastronomy, literature,<br />

performing arts, and visual arts.<br />

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Seed Packet #1 - Gastronomy<br />

This packet of seeds contains the study of food as it relates to<br />

culture. The main focus is on gourmet cuisine. Just the words<br />

gourmet cuisine denotes a feeling of enriching food that takes skill<br />

to prepare and special appreciation to consume. This time-honored<br />

cuisine might include dishes such as lasagna, simmering soups, or<br />

smoked meats that take several hours to prepare. Every bite fills you<br />

with delight as you experience the satisfaction of healthy eating.<br />

Seed Packet #2 - Literature<br />

Reading is essential to the existence of life. At first dawn we<br />

read a medicine bottle, a cereal box, an email message or a post on<br />

Facebook. While this is reading, it is not the deep reading that can be<br />

classified as cultured reading. The seed packet of literature includes<br />

novels, poetry, scholarly articles and other kinds of information that<br />

can be appreciated by readers interested in training their brain to<br />

enjoy intellectual discussion. Every seed in this packet will delight the<br />

reader and bring new insight into daily experience.<br />

Seed Packet #3 - Performing Arts<br />

Seeds of performing arts have been planted in the garden of<br />

society for many years as this form of entertainment encourages<br />

people to come together and enjoy a delightful presentation. As a<br />

part of the audience you may experience the beauty of ballet or the<br />

strum of the violin string. The sound<br />

of the operatic voice singing the Italian<br />

Aria may bring a tear to your eye as you<br />

connect with the music. Beyond being a<br />

spectator you may have children involved<br />

in dance and music recitals or you may<br />

be a participant yourself. Becoming<br />

engaged in performing arts stimulates the<br />

emotional energy within.<br />

Seed Packet #4 - Visual Arts<br />

This packet of seeds does not contain<br />

a television, DVD or video game. It does<br />

About the Author<br />

Lani Puriri is the Operations<br />

Manager with DSU Cultural<br />

Arts Community Outreach<br />

and DOCUTAH.com.<br />

however engage the mind by visually stimulating the creative senses<br />

and a desire to participate through tactile practice. The paintbrushes,<br />

the crayon, the chalk, the oil, all are mediums used to create masterful<br />

pieces of art. <strong>St</strong>rolling through the art gallery you might experience a<br />

beautiful sunset on canvas or a shimmering bronze sculpture. Beyond<br />

the walls of a gallery there are trips to experience and art classes to<br />

be taken. The seeds of the visual arts packet will harvest a connection<br />

to color.<br />

This spring consider planting a garden of culture, and enjoy a<br />

bounty of harvest for years to come!<br />

Dixie <strong>St</strong>ate University<br />

Planting Seeds of Culture<br />

BYU Men’s Chorus<br />

Royal Moscow Ballet<br />

Sunday in the Park<br />

with <strong>George</strong><br />

DSU Symphony Orchestra<br />

DSU Spring Dance Concert<br />

For Specific Details about these<br />

performances please visit:<br />

dixiestatetickets.com<br />

San Francisco<br />

Art Trip Registration<br />

dixie.edu/finearts/san_francisco<br />

Sears Dixie Invitational<br />

dixieculturalarts.com/sears-museum<br />

DSU Summer Classes<br />

dixie.edu/finearts/art2<br />

Go Online & Register Now!<br />

<strong>St</strong>. <strong>George</strong> Health & Wellness Magazine | March/April 2014 95

WCSD Foundation<br />

Reaches Out to<br />

Kids in Need<br />

By Pam Graf<br />

It is hard to imagine that right here in<br />

our warm, safe and cozy community, there<br />

are children living in circumstances that<br />

are not what we would hope for them.<br />

Washington County School District<br />

Foundation is working closely with Bob<br />

Green, Coordinator of Child Services<br />

for WCSD, to help provide necessities to<br />

homeless and at-risk children. Currently,<br />

we have approximately 800 students<br />

About the Author<br />

classified as homeless who are registered<br />

Pam Graf is the Foundation<br />

in Washington County School District<br />

Director for Washington<br />

Schools. Homeless can be categorized as<br />

County School District and<br />

is actively involved in the<br />

living in a motel, a home with more than<br />

community. She was born<br />

one family, Dixie Care and Share, or living<br />

and raised in <strong>St</strong>. <strong>George</strong> and<br />

in a car. These and many other students<br />

moved all the way to Santa<br />

who have needs for food, clothing,<br />

Clara which she calls her<br />

shelter, eyeglasses, and medical needs are<br />

home.<br />

considered at-risk. The Foundation has<br />

set up an at-risk account where individuals in the community can<br />

help with these needs by donating to the Foundation in their behalf.<br />

Abraham Lincoln said, “No man stands so tall as when he stoops<br />

to help a child.” Our students deserve to have the best education<br />

possible, and taking care of their basic needs will allow them that<br />

opportunity, because having those basic necessities will allow them to<br />

be more prepared to learn and absorb what they are being taught . If<br />

you would like to donate to the at-risk account, please contact Pam<br />

Graf at pam.graf@washk12.org or call 435-673-3553, ext. 5161.<br />

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DSU Fine & Performing Arts<br />

Spring Season<br />



Sears Dixie Invitational Art Show Feb. 14 - Mar. 30 Sears Gallery See Website for Details<br />


Sunday In The Park With <strong>George</strong> February 27-28, March 1, 4-8<br />

Eccles Mainstage<br />

7:30 p.m.<br />

* Event free of charge.<br />

Chamber Orchestra Concert April 5 Eccles Concert Hall* 7:30 p.m.<br />

Chamber Music: Brass, Sax, Flute April 8 Eccles Concert Hall* 7:30 p.m.<br />

Voice Recital April 10 Eccles Concert Hall* 5:30 p.m.; 7 p.m.; 8:30 p.m.<br />

<strong>St</strong>ring Recital April 11 Eccles Concert Hall 7:30 p.m.<br />

Piano Ensemble April 14 Eccles Concert Hall* 7:30 p.m.<br />

Percussion Concert April 15 Eccles Mainstage 7:30 p.m.<br />

Jazz Concert April 16 Eccles Mainstage 7:30 p.m.<br />

Symphony Band Concert April 18 Eccles Concert Hall 7:30 p.m.<br />

Symphony Orchestra Concert April 19 Cox Auditorium 7:30 p.m.<br />

Piano Recital April 21 Eccles Concert Hall* 6 p.m.; 7:30 p.m.<br />

Chamber Music: Guitar, <strong>St</strong>rings April 23 Eccles Concert Hall* 7:30 p.m.<br />

Chamber Singers, Concert Choir April 24 Eccles Concert Hall 7:30 p.m.<br />

For tickets or more information,<br />

please visit<br />

www.dixieculturalarts.com<br />

or call 435-652-7800<br />

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Left: Jamis Citizen entry level<br />

fitness bike. Cost: $380.<br />

Right: Jamis Ventra Sport available<br />

in Men’s and Women’s specific<br />

models. Cost: $725.<br />

Intro to Cycling<br />

When getting started in the the sport of cycling, the cost may get a<br />

bit over whelming so start with the basics: If you are a minimalist, you<br />

can get by with less, but please make sure you have a helmet.<br />

BIKE:<br />

Old, new, green, red, pink, blue, it is a simple machine with few<br />

moving parts. Somewhere between free, $10, and $100 will get you on<br />

the road. The Deseret Industries has a great selection of used bicycles<br />

that need little to no work to get you on the road. A GOOD new bike<br />

from High Knees Cycling will start about $250-700, the differences<br />

from a $59 Wal-Mart bike are many: it will last longer, work better,<br />

need adjustments less frequently, and be more fun to ride... but for<br />

now, just get started with what you can afford.<br />

There are only a few things you need to take care of on any bike:<br />

keep air in the tires, a little oil on the chain, and adjust brakes and<br />

seat so it fits you right and everything moves without rubbing (you<br />

AND the bike). If you can’t get anyone to help you and you’re not<br />

mechanical, High Knees Cycling has a full service staff willing and<br />

ready to get you riding. High Knees Cycling is owned and operated<br />

by people that love bikes and love to talk bikes; they will never try to<br />

sell you anything you don’t need. They will understand your situation<br />

and give you good advice. Don’t be afraid to say you don’t understand,<br />

they will explain. If you want to ride your old bike at the lowest cost<br />

possible, let them know, and they’ll treat you fair. When you get more<br />

serious and start thinking about a new bike, they will know where<br />

you’ve come from and steer you right.<br />


<strong>St</strong>art small, and have a destination! The thing I’ve found with<br />

beginners is, if you have fun, you’ll want do it more. In the beginning,<br />

one to two miles (five to ten minutes) each way is plenty. Try riding<br />

to the grocery store or a little errand to give your ride purpose. If it’s a<br />

“fitness ride”, start out with five, ten, or fifteen minutes, and build up a<br />

minute or two the next time. Your body is amazing--you will advance<br />

quickly, and in about a month you will be stronger and faster than you<br />

started just by getting your muscles fit. Group rides and clubs are good<br />

ways to get started too, they have all levels of riders so you can get with<br />

a group going just your speed.<br />

The most common mistake people make is over-doing it. I hear<br />

stories all the time... “Man am I sore!... I was having so much fun I<br />

kept going but didn’t realize I’d have to double the distance to get back<br />

home.” So, have fun, take short routes with detours or stop offs, take<br />

photos of your adventures, and as you gain experience and fitness you<br />

will naturally go further with less effort.<br />

HELMET:<br />

A must! 80% of serious bike injuries involve the head. Your odds of<br />

avoiding brain trauma are good if you wear a helmet every time. Cheap<br />

is OK. I’ve cracked a few helmets now..... pretty badly. Without them,<br />

head meets pavement at 18-20 mph... I’ve met quite a few people by<br />

now that have been hurt much worse, and of course the many ghost<br />

bikes I’ve seen are a constant reminder.<br />

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adult retirement community<br />

Sunriver Community<br />

www.sunriver.com<br />

(435) 688-1000<br />


Summit Athletic Club<br />

1532 East 1450 South<br />

www.mysummitathleticclub.com<br />

(435) 628-5000<br />


Bicycles Unlimited<br />

90 S 100 E<br />

www.bicyclesunlimited.com<br />

(435) 673-4492<br />

Elliptigo<br />

344 E. Sunland Drive <strong>St</strong>e. 9,<br />

<strong>St</strong>. <strong>George</strong>, UT<br />

(435) 652-4199<br />

www.ElliptiGo<strong>St</strong><strong>George</strong>.com<br />

eSpokes<br />

476 E. Riverside Dr. , <strong>St</strong>. <strong>George</strong>, UT<br />

(435) 688-1830<br />

eSpokes.com<br />

High Knees Cycling<br />

2051 East Red Hills Pkwy Suite 1<br />

(435) 216-7080<br />

Hkcycling.com<br />


<strong>St</strong>ephen Wade Automotive<br />

1630 Hilton Dr <strong>St</strong> <strong>George</strong>, UT 84770<br />

(435) 628-6100<br />

www.stephenwade.com<br />


Botanical Design<br />

(435) 313-3170<br />

www.botanicalsdesign.com<br />


Van Gilder Homes<br />

15 N. Main <strong>St</strong>reet, <strong>St</strong>. <strong>George</strong>, UT 84770<br />

(435) 862-9565<br />

corporate networking<br />

Corporate Alliance<br />

1487 South Silicon Way<br />

www.knoweveryone.com<br />

(435) 256-6225<br />

CPA<br />

Derek Giles, CPA<br />

321 N. Mall Drive Bldg. R<br />

(435) 674.6789<br />


Advanced Dental Concepts<br />

321 N Mall Dr. Suite P101<br />

(432) 674-1418<br />

Riverside Dental<br />

368 East Riverside Dr.<br />

Mystgoergedentist.com<br />

(435) 673-3363<br />


Dixie <strong>St</strong>ate Athletics<br />

Ticket Sales (435) 652-7800<br />

http://dixieathletics.com<br />

Dixie <strong>St</strong>ate Cultural Arts<br />

350 S. 700E Tickets: (435) 652-7800<br />

www.dixie.edu/culturalarts/<br />


Washington County School District Foundation<br />

121 West Tabernacle<br />

(435) 673-3553<br />

www.washk12.org/foundation<br />

Energy Healing<br />

BrightWorks by Brigit<br />

www.BrightWorksByBrigit.com<br />

(435) 668-0233<br />


<strong>St</strong>. <strong>George</strong> Center for Couples & Families<br />

321 North Mall Dr. Suite 101<br />

www.stgeorgefamilies.com<br />

(435) 319-0082<br />

investment management<br />

Schofield Group<br />

437 S. Bluff <strong>St</strong>, <strong>St</strong>e 201, <strong>St</strong>. <strong>George</strong><br />

(435) 674-3601<br />

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GOLF<br />

Billy Casper <strong>Golf</strong> <strong>Academy</strong> at the Ledges<br />

Billycaspergolfacademy.com<br />

(435) 272-1774<br />

<strong>St</strong>. <strong>George</strong> City <strong>Golf</strong><br />

www.stgeorgecitygolf.com<br />

Health<br />

Advanced Hearing & Balance<br />

1490 E. Foremaster Drive #360<br />

<strong>St</strong>. <strong>George</strong>, UT 84790<br />

(435) 319-4700<br />

www.HearingAidDoctor.com<br />

Advanced Physical Therapy<br />

1490 Foremaster Dr.<br />

www.aptsaintgeorge.com<br />

(435) 652-4455<br />

Brain Balance<br />

446 South Mall Drive, Suite B-6<br />

brainbalancecenters.com<br />

(435) 627-8500<br />

Center for Advanced Plastic Surgery<br />

676 South Bluff <strong>St</strong>. Suite 207<br />

(435) 628-2895<br />

Coral Desert Orthopedics<br />

1490 E. Foremaster Dr., <strong>St</strong>e 150<br />

www.CoralDesertOrtho.com<br />

(435) 628-9393<br />

Dan Sellers, MD<br />

676 S. Bluff <strong>St</strong>., <strong>St</strong>. <strong>George</strong>, UT 84770<br />

(855) 295-6554<br />

www.sellersplasticsurgery.com<br />

Define Your Prime<br />

www.defineyoury.com<br />

435.669.3377<br />

Desert Pain Specialists<br />

368 E Riverside Dr.<br />

www.desertpainspecialists.com<br />

(435) 216-7000<br />

Dixie Chiropractic<br />

10 North 400 East<br />

www.dixiechiro.com<br />

(435) 673-1443<br />

Dr. Foulk (Infertility)<br />

676 Bluff <strong>St</strong>reet<br />

(801) 785-5100<br />

www.utahfertility.com<br />

Hanger Clinic<br />

630 South 400 East, Suite 102<br />

(435) 673-6449<br />

www.hanger.com<br />

Heart of Dixie<br />

1380 E Medical Center Dr.<br />

<strong>St</strong> <strong>George</strong>, UT 84790<br />

435.251.2900<br />

Intermountain Instacare<br />

(435) 688-6388<br />

www.redrockpediatrics.org<br />

LiVe Well Center at Dixie Regional<br />

Health & Performance Center<br />

652 S. Medical Center Drive<br />

(435) 251-3793<br />

Massage Therapy <strong>Academy</strong><br />

1722 East 280 North<br />

<strong>St</strong>. <strong>George</strong>, Utah 84790<br />

(435) 673-4101<br />

massagetherapyacademy.net<br />

My Family Chiro<br />

446 South Mall Drive, Suite B-5<br />

<strong>St</strong>. <strong>George</strong>, Utah 84790<br />

(435) 703-9406<br />

myfamilychiro.me<br />

Nitric Oxide<br />

(435) 673-1443<br />

www.nitroxide.com<br />

Oral & Facial Surgery Institute<br />

393 E Riverside Dr #2b<br />

www.oralfacialsurgeryinstitute.com<br />

(435) 628-1100<br />

Pain Relief Centers<br />

10 North 400 East<br />

painreliefcentersofutah.com<br />

(435) 673-1443<br />

<strong>St</strong>. <strong>George</strong> Eye Center<br />

1054 East Riverside Dr. Suite 201<br />

www.stgec.com<br />

(435) 628-4507<br />

<strong>St</strong>. <strong>George</strong> Clinic (Family Medicine)<br />

736 South 900 East #203<br />

www.centralutahclinic.com<br />

(435) 673-613<br />

<strong>St</strong>. <strong>George</strong> Massage<br />

(435) 215-3480<br />

3143 South 840 East<br />

www.stgeorgemassage.com<br />

Simply Health Chiropractic<br />

1091 North Bluff <strong>St</strong> Suite 309<br />

www.simplyhealthchiropractic.com<br />

(435) 688-0444<br />

HEALTH (cont’d)<br />

Snow Canyon Clinic<br />

272 East Center <strong>St</strong>reet<br />

Ivins, UT 84738<br />

(435) 986-2331<br />

Southern Utah Women’s<br />

Health Center<br />

515 South 300 East Suite 206<br />

http://www.suwhc.com<br />

(435) 628-1662<br />

Southwest Spine & Pain Center<br />

at Dixie Regional Medical Center<br />

652 S. Medical Center Drive #110<br />

www.southwestspineandpain.com<br />

(435) 656-2424<br />

Southwest Vision<br />

965 E 700 S #100<br />

www.southwestvision.org<br />

(435) 673-5577<br />

Dr. Greg Taylor<br />

1490 East Foremaster Drive Suite 300<br />

<strong>St</strong>. <strong>George</strong>, Utah 84790<br />

(435) 688-2104<br />

Utah Fertility Center<br />

676 Bluff <strong>St</strong>reet<br />

<strong>St</strong>. <strong>George</strong>, UT 84790<br />

(801) 785-5100<br />

www.utahfertility.com<br />

Dr. Watkins<br />

(435) 619-9630<br />

(801) 822-9693<br />

Dr. Zehnder<br />

676 South Bluff <strong>St</strong>reet<br />

<strong>St</strong>. <strong>George</strong>, UT 84790<br />

(877) 523-4695<br />

LEGAL<br />

Bush Law<br />

321 North Mall Dr. R-234<br />

(435) 674-6661<br />

Jones Waldo Law Firm<br />

www.joneswaldo.com<br />

301 N 200 E # 3A, <strong>St</strong> <strong>George</strong>,<br />

UT 84770<br />

(435) 628-1627<br />

Wright Way Legal<br />

321 North Mall Dr. Suite 301<br />

www.wrightwaylegal.com<br />

(435) 674-6744<br />


Cherry Creek Mortgage<br />

720 S River Rd, (435) 674-9200<br />

www.cherrycreekmortgage.com<br />


Spilsbury Mortuary<br />

110 S. Bluff <strong>St</strong>. <strong>St</strong>. <strong>George</strong>, UT 84770<br />

(435) 673-2454<br />

25 N. 2000 W. Hurricane, UT 84737<br />

(435) 635-2212<br />

NEWS<br />

<strong>St</strong>. <strong>George</strong> News<br />

www.STGNews.com<br />


Boy Scouts of America<br />

(928) 965-3943, clawton@bsamail.org<br />

School of Life Foundation<br />

River Road Plaza<br />

107 South 1470 East, <strong>St</strong>e 101<br />

www.schooloflifefoundation.org<br />

(435) 632-2947<br />

Nutrition <strong>St</strong>ores<br />

Dixie Nutrition<br />

406 West <strong>St</strong>. <strong>George</strong> Boulevard<br />

(435) 673-3447<br />

Olive Oil<br />

Redstone Olive Oil<br />

250 N. Red Cliffs Drive<br />

<strong>St</strong>. <strong>George</strong>, UT 84790<br />

(435) 628-1388<br />

www.redstoneoliveoil.com<br />

Orthodontics<br />

Theurer Orthodontics<br />

965 East 700 South Suite 101<br />

www.theurerorthodontics.com<br />

(435) 688-8228<br />

Wayne Christian Orthodontics<br />

330 E. Tabernacle, Bldg. B<br />

(435) 628-4422<br />


Dr Michael Green<br />

1490 Foremaster Dr.<br />

www.greenorthopedic.com<br />

(435) 688-0156<br />

pharmacy<br />

Family Pharmacy<br />

25 North 2000 West<br />

Hurricane, UT 84737<br />

(435) 635-8200<br />

www.utahfamilypharmacy.com<br />

<strong>St</strong>apley Pharmacy<br />

102 E City Center <strong>St</strong>.<br />

(435) 673-3575<br />

446 S. Mall Drive #B8<br />

(435) 673-3575<br />

www.stapleypharmacy.com<br />

POOL & SPA<br />

Absolute Comfort Spa & Pool<br />

1397 W Sunset Blvd<br />

(435) 275-4107<br />

www.absolutecomfortutah.com<br />

Professional Office Services<br />

Fish & Frags<br />

630 N. 3050 E. #C3<br />

(435) 627-1777<br />

www.fishandfrags.com<br />

RADIO<br />

Cherry Creek Radio<br />

www.cherrycreekradio.com<br />


Equity Real Estate<br />

1173 S 250 W # 102, <strong>St</strong> <strong>George</strong>, UT<br />

(435) 628-2810<br />


Irmita’s Mexican Food<br />

148 W. <strong>St</strong>. <strong>George</strong> Blvd.<br />

<strong>St</strong>. <strong>George</strong>, Utah 84770<br />

(435) 628.4399<br />

Market Café<br />

490 W. <strong>St</strong>. <strong>George</strong>, Blvd. #2<br />

www.kitchencornersg.com<br />

(435) 862-4765<br />

The Painted Pony Restaurant<br />

2 W <strong>St</strong> <strong>George</strong> Blvd<br />

www.painted-pony.com<br />

(435) 634-1700<br />

Pasta Factory Ancestor Square<br />

(435) 674.3753<br />

Pizza Factory Ancestor Square<br />

(435) 628.1234<br />

Pizza Factory Express<br />

1930 W. Sunset Blvd. (435) 634.1234<br />

Pizza Factory Pineview<br />

Near Pineview <strong>St</strong>adium 10<br />

(435) 688.2656<br />

Tropical Smoothie<br />

1010 E. Red Hills Parkway<br />

(435) 656-5508<br />

www.tropicalsmoothie.com<br />


Beehive Homes<br />

(435) 627-0023<br />

www.beehivecare.com<br />

Beehive Cottages<br />

2041 S. Mesa Palms Dr.<br />

(435) 634-9299<br />

www.beehivecottages.org<br />


Kustom Container<br />

3730 South 1700 East<br />

(435) 680-4509<br />

www.kustomcontainer.com<br />

TRAVEL<br />

Travel Connection<br />

1386 E. 100 S. Suite H<br />

(435) 628-3636<br />

www.stgeorgetravel.com<br />

Tuacahn<br />

Tuacahn<br />

1100 Tuacahn Dr. , Ivins, UT 84738<br />

(435) 652-3300<br />

www.tuacahn.org<br />

Washington Community Center<br />

Washington Community Center<br />

350 N Community Center Dr.<br />

Washington, UT 84780<br />

(435) 656-6360<br />

Washingtoncity.org/cc<br />

Weight Management<br />

Dr. Coleen Andruss<br />

1173 South 250 West, Suite 110<br />

www.drhealthylifestyle.com<br />

(435) 986-3800<br />

Healthy Express<br />

www.myhealthyexpress.com<br />

(435) 773-7712


March<br />

EVENTS<br />

March 1<br />

Lake to Lake Team Relay and Ultra. A 50-mile team relay from Gunlock<br />

Reservoir to Sand Hollow Reservoir. Gunlock <strong>St</strong>ate Park<br />

March 8<br />

Spring Art On Main Gallery <strong>St</strong>roll, <strong>St</strong>. <strong>George</strong> Art Museum (start)<br />

and Main <strong>St</strong>reet, Admission to the museum is waived the evening of<br />

the Gallery Walk. Make sure to pick up a free “punch card” at the Art<br />

Museum that is marked at each gallery attended.<br />

March 15<br />

Spectrum 10K, Ivins City Park, Come enjoy a beautiful, scenic run<br />

through Snow Canyon <strong>St</strong>ate Park. Transportation to the start line will<br />

leave at 8:15am from Ivins City Park. Runners MUST ride the bus<br />

provided. Pre-registration is accepted until Friday, March 7th. Late<br />

registration accepted until Wed., March 12th for an additional $10 late<br />


March 20<br />

Mini Indy. Sponsored by SkyWest Airlines, Dixie College and the<br />

City of <strong>St</strong>. <strong>George</strong>, Mini Indy 2014 will bring together teams from<br />

international & local businesses, community leaders and various civic<br />

groups to race miniature Indy-style cars through a twisting course.<br />

Dixie Center Parking Lot & Exhibit Hall, Dixie <strong>St</strong>ate College<br />

March 29<br />

Sandhollow Marathon, Hurricane UT.<br />

April<br />

April 5:<br />

SHAC Triathlon. Beginner: 200 yard swim, 5 mile bike, 1.5 mile run.<br />

Sprint: 400 yard swim, 10 mile bike, 5K run. Kids Beginner: 50 yard<br />

swim, 1 mile bike, 1/2 mile run. Kids Sprint: 100 yard swim, 2 mile<br />

bike, 3/4 mile run. NO DAY OF RACE REGISTRATION!<br />

April 11 & 12<br />

3v3 Live <strong>St</strong>reetball. All age groups are invited to the Lifetime <strong>St</strong>ore &<br />

Team D Auto parking lots to compete in 3 on 3 Live <strong>St</strong>reetball. Up<br />

to 4 players is $100, add a 5th player for an additional $25. Register<br />

online by April 5 at www.bigkickincountry.com, check in on April 10<br />

at Lifetime <strong>St</strong>ores.<br />

April 19<br />

Bubble Run, Ridgetop Complex, The BUBBLE RUN is 5km of<br />

frothy goodness! At each kilometer, participants will run through<br />

Bubble Zones, and come out covered head to toe in colored bubbles<br />

and foam! Early Bird – $40, After Mar 5 – $45, After Apr 9 – $50.<br />

Team members save $5. Kids 6 and under race for free with fully paid<br />

adult registration.<br />



Injury Attorney<br />

Rex Curtis Bush<br />

435.674.6661<br />

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