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content

/ June 2019

46

Sean

O’Malley

Inside the world

of the funky,

undefeated UFC

competitor

10 ed note

16 health

Heart-healthy

breakfast, lung

cancer stigma,

stress eating, food

poisoning on the

rise, talking to your

children, depression

in children, and the

perks of living with

someone

20 list

Pool safety

22 splurge

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24 cook

Tropical tumeric

smoothie

50

Lyndsey

Fry

The ice hockey

Olympian talks

coaching the next

generation of girls

26 style

Just add water

28 weight

loss

News to know

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at your workout

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“Suga” Sean O’Malley

The UFC competitor talks his

mistakes to avoid

around the pool

undefeated record, adventurous style

and return to the Octagon

content

/ June 2019

32

36

30 solo

scottsdale

Meet Brittany

32 muscle

Bodyweight burner

34 balance

Overcoming

gymtimidation

36 nutrition

Deprivation diets

38 scottsdale

soul

A summer squash

recipe, plastic-free

glitter, fighting cancer

with food, an organic

vodka, and Senora

Quest’s new mobile

service

40 life

The Madison

Scottsdale, Jicama

eats made easy,

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indoor market series,

unlimited golf at

Mountain Shadows,

and Tocaya Organica

at Scottsdale Fashion

Square

ARE YOU

GYMTIMIDATED?

5 tips to feel confident

06/19

DON’T GET

BURNED

Laser treatment

SWIM

SAFETY

Precautions for kids

38

ON THE COVER:

Sean O’Malley, photo by

James Patrick,

www.jamesphoto.com.

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52

42 toys, tech

& gear

Up, up and away

44 crazy 8s

Fun in the sun

45 funnies

Get ready to work

those abs

52 relating

Putting in the work

54 beauty

Laser warnings

57 event

Cancer Treatment

Centers of America

open house

58 doctor’s

orders

Men’s hearing

58

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/ June 2019

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Everyone has a little bit of a fighter in them,

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cover star this month, Sean O’Malley, brings

funky style, pizzazz and his never-give-up

attitude to the UFC. Get to know him on

page 46 as he prepares to return to the sport

after a brief break.

The weather is heating up in the Valley, signaling summertime.

If you’re headed out of town, page 42 has a packing list of

must-have items for jet-setters. Maybe you’re going somewhere

cool by the water; flip to page 26 for by the pool styles. And speaking

of the pool, if there’s kids around, pool safety may be top of

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Swimsuit season can bring up some feelings of panic, thinking

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news

/ complied by Kelly Potts

Heart-healthy

Breakfast

Don’t skip out on

the most important

meal of the day – it’s

good for your heart.

A study published

in the Journal of the

American College of

Cardiology reported

skipping breakfast

was significantly

associated with an

increased risk of

cardiovascular-related

death, especially

stroke-related death.

After looking at common

factors such as

a person’s age, sex,

race, socioeconomic

status, diet, lifestyle,

body mass index

and disease status,

researches found that

those who never ate

breakfast had an 87%

higher risk of cardiovascular

mortality

compared with people

who ate breakfast

every day. So grab a

heart-healthy breakfast,

and keep your

heart happy.

Source: www.cnn.

com.

Not Just

for Smokers

Sometimes, stigma stands in the way of care. According to a recent

evaluation, lung cancer in people who have never smoked is more

common than most people think, and its on the rise. Lung cancer

awareness is historically a strong and honest messaging on smoking,

but has inadvertently underwritten to lung cancer receiving

much less attention than breast, prostate and ovarian cancers. The

British study reported that more nonsmokers died from lung cancer

than breast, prostate and ovarian cancers. Increasing awareness

could help lead to earlier diagnosis, reduce the blame culture around

lung cancer and rebalance research funding.

Source: www.sciencedaily.com.

Step Away From

the Chips

It’s the cycle that

keeps on giving.

When you are

stressed, you reach

for your go-to snack:

chips, chocolate,

popcorn, granola bars

– you name it. When

stress occurs, the

adrenal glands release

a hormone called cortisol,

which increases

appetite and motivates

a person to eat,

especially foods high

in fat, sugar, or both.

However, a recent

study is giving a better

look into why that

may not be your best

bet the next time

you are stressed out.

Researchers made a

discovery: an insulincontrolled

molecular

pathway in the brain

that may lead to

excessive weight

gain. When you reach

for your high-calorie/

fat food, you are

more likely to gain

weight when you

consume these foods

under stress, versus

when you eat them

during less stressful

situations.

Source: www.

medicalnewstoday.com.

Which Came

First: Chicken or

Food Poisoning?

Unfortunately, as

recent food poisoning

cases tied to

raw turkey, ground

beef, cut melon and

romaine lettuce suggest,

it’s not going

away anytime soon.

The Centers for

Disease Control and

Prevention said in

a recent report that

the frequency of

several types of food

poisoning infections

climbed last year, but

that the increases

could be the result

of new diagnostic

tools that help identify

more cases. The

two most common

sources of infection

have been longtime

problems: salmonella

and campylobacter.

Salmonella can

come from an array

of foods including

vegetables, chicken,

eggs, beef and pork.

The other germ,

campylobacter, is

commonly tied to

chicken. While these

two infections can

appear anywhere,

they are typically

more often found in

chicken.

Source: www.

nbcnews.com.

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news

Chitchat with

your Children

Keep talking – its good for the baby! Researchers

found that young children who are exposed to a large

amount of adult speech tend to have better cognitive

skills than children whose parents are on the quieter

side. A new study identified a link between kids

who heard high quantities of adult speech and their

nonverbal abilities such as reasoning, numeracy and

shape awareness. The researchers also found that

high-quality adult speech may have benefits for children’s

linguistic development, as children in the study

who interacted with adults who used a diverse vocabulary

knew a greater variety of words themselves. So

keep talking, you are helping your child grow!

Source: www.sciencedaily.com.

Children in the study who

interacted with adults who used a

diverse vocabulary knew a greater

variety of words themselves.

Buddy up

Living alone is positively

associated with

common mental disorders,

regardless of

age and sex, according

to research. The

percentage of people

living alone has

increased in recent

A Warning to Parents

Anxiety and depression don’t just affect

adults, and there is a warning sign to look

out for. According to the Centers for Disease

Control and Prevention, over 35% of young

adults in the United States are obese. And,

about 32% of teens ages 13-17 have had an

anxiety condition at some point in their lives.

A recent nationwide study connected obesity

and anxiety among youth, finding that obesity

is an independent risk factor for anxiety and

depression among children and teenagers.

Source: www.medicalnewstoday.com.

years due to population

aging, decreasing

marriage rates

and lowering fertility,

and the percentage

of those with reported

mental diseases

has also increased

throughout the years.

Previous studies

have investigated

the link between

living alone and

mental disorders but

have generally been

conducted in elderly

populations.

Source: www.

sciencedaily.com.

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/ courtesy of Simways, Leslie’s Pools and Aqua-Tots

6 Ways to Keep

Your Kids Safe

Around the Pool

Summer always comes early here in the Valley, and with it, pool

season. Playing in the pool is one of the best ways to cool off and

beat the heat, but when it comes to the pool and your kids, safety

always comes first. Dive into these simple precautions to ensure

that everyone has fun and stays safe around the pool this summer.

1. Teach your kids

how to swim.

This might seem

obvious, but it is a

fact that learning to

swim saves lives.

While it’s important

to note that this

doesn’t guarantee

safety, you will drastically

reduce the

chances of accidental

drowning by enrolling

your child in a

local pool school and

having them practice

frequently.

2. Walk, don’t run

and look before

you leap.

Pool decks get very

wet and very slippery.

Keeping kids

from running or

playing rough near

the pool is an easy

way to prevent a

slip and fall, and the

possibility of serious

injury. Children also

need to be careful

when jumping into

the water. Jumping

or diving into the

shallow end of the

pool is dangerous.

Be aware of people

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an underwater collision

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3. Surround your

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Installing a fence at

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self-closing and locking

gates can make

all the difference in

keeping a wandering

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water. Many pool

fences are built to

be climb-resistant to

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from trying to get

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way. Check with

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4. Balance your

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An underappreciated

part of pool safety

is keeping the water

itself clean and

sanitary. Even if you

cannot see it with

the naked eye, your

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5. Be prepared.

Learn CPR and first

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If someone is in

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be rescued from the

water, be sure they

are seen in the ER

immediately, even if

they seem fine.

6. Watch your

kids.

Finally, the most

important rule of

all: Watch your kids

around water. Stay

attentive and avoid

texting or using your

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take turns being the

water watcher. If you

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Taking your eyes off

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cook

/ recipe and photo by Erica Ptak

TROPICAL

TUMERIC

SMOOTHIE

Erica Ptak is the

creator of Founded

in Flavor, a local

food blog devoted

to healthy, indulgent

recipes. For more

information on her

blog, visit foundedinflavor.com

or visit her

Instagram at

@foundedinflavor.

Makes two

smoothies

1 cup mango

(frozen or fresh)

1 large banana

2 cups almond milk

1 teaspoon coconut

oil

2 teaspoons chia

seeds

1/2 teaspoon

turmeric powder

1/2 teaspoon

cinnamon

Vanilla protein

powder

1 cup ice

Shaved coconut

flakes for garnish

Add all ingredients

into a blender and

blend until smooth.

Top each drink with

shaved coconut

flakes and enjoy!

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style

/ by Gabby Leighton

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weight loss news

/ complied by Kelly Potts

A Magic Pill

Take a pill and lose

some weight? That

dream is becoming

a reality. The

U.S. Food and Drug

Administration

recently cleared a

new capsule to help

adults who are overweight

or obese shed

some pounds, when

used in conjunction

with diet and exercise.

The hydrogel

capsule can be taken

with water before

lunch and dinner. In

the stomach, the capsule

releases thousands

of particles

that absorb water

and swell to create

small individual gel

pieces. Those gel

pieces increase the

volume and elasticity

of the stomach and

small intestine, helping

to make you feel

full, which could then

lead to weight loss.

Source: www.cnn.

com.

Portion

Control for

the Future

It’s important to watch portion sizes starts early, according

to a new study conducted at Penn State. Researchers found

that when served larger portions of typical meals or snacks,

preschoolers consumed more food, both by weight and calories.

While it’s known that adults are likely to eat more when served

larger portions of food over time, it was thought that young

children can sense how many calories from food they need

and adjust their eating habits accordingly. This recent study

concludes that portion control should start early in life to help

prevent obesity and other weight-related issues later on in life.

Source: www.sciencedaily.com.

Acupuncture for

Everything

Americans are

moving away from

traditional medicine

and steering toward

natural medicine

– for everything

from the common

aliment to weight

loss. Acupuncture

is believed to help

balance the flow of

energy through the

body and lead to

a slew of physical

and mental health

improvements,

including better

sleep and stress

relief. Research has

also suggested that

acupuncture can

help people curb or

kick additions, from

food to drug addictions.

A recent study

conducted by Yale

University shows

that acupuncture

might alter brain

chemicals associated

with these addictions

and, in this way, aid

in weight loss.

Source: www.

usnews.com.

One Point for the Mediterranean Diet

The Mediterranean diet has been long

applauded as the “best” diet to maintain

a healthy weight, and it keeps reigning

true. Those who stick to a Mediterranean diet

tend to consume fewer calories, while meeting

all of their needs, compared to those who

follow the Western diet most Americans abide

by, according to a study performed at Wake

Forest School of Medicine. The research

resulted in the first experimental evidence

that the Mediterranean diet protected against

increases in consumption, obesity and prediabetes

compared to the Western diet.

Source: www.sciencedaily.com.

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THE EFFECTIVE

MEDICAL MASSAGE:

MYOFASCIAL THERAPY

Dr. Bryan Geier talks a new

treatment for pain management

Wouldn’t it be great if you could treat the

majority of all pain related symptoms with a

non-invasive approach? Now, you can. As a

Chiropractor, my education and training was

focused on relieving pain by influencing the

nervous system through the use of spinal

manipulation. However, in my practice I intently

focus on the myo, which is the Latin term for

muscles and connective tissue called fascia.

Here in lies the term Myofascial therapy. When

treating pain, I chose to focus on the myofascia

of the body because this is the most important

component to influencing the Central Nervous

System to decrease pain, specifically honing in

on treating this pain by taking an alternative,

non-invasive approach. Unfortunately,

myofascial therapy receives little attention as

a major source of pain and is seldom taught

in modern medical school training. Even

more unfortunate is the lack of insurance

reimbursement for this important therapy. So,

let’s dig into the topic a little deeper.

running through, around and crisscrossing

every inch of your body including muscle,

organs, blood vessels, nerves, spinal cord,

brain and skin. The central nervous system

receives its greatest amount of sensory nerves

from myofascial tissue. This means that the

fascia is as important or more important than

muscle in sensory input delivery. The key to

this statement is that your myofascia becomes

the byproduct of your environment without

you even realizing it. It experiences stress,

memorizes chronic poor posture, feels the

weight of your head sitting at the computer all

day, and permanently holds onto old untreated

injuries. As a result of never ending signaling to

the brain, the body develops symptoms like pain

and endocrine dysfunction like adrenal fatigue,

dysfunctional mood and brain fog, to name a

few. If the fascia controls the information that

can influence the brain, then this is the first

step to calming down the body’s pain response

and also improving overall global body function.

THE SCIENCE BEHIND PAIN AND MYOFASCIA

The muscular system is the largest sensory

organ. Approximately 50 percent of your

body weight is made up of about 400 skeletal

muscles. Your fascia is actually one giant

interconnected web of connective tissue

WHAT IS MYOFASCIAL THERAPY?

It is a deep tissue treatment involving the

breakdown of fascial adhesions known as

trigger points. These trigger points ultimately

create a permanently shortened muscle,

resulting in pain and muscle dysfunction

and, in turn, weakness and uncoordinated

movements. Myofascial therapy can be

performed in many ways including by a

practitioner’s hands, using tools that break

down adhesions and stretching. This therapy

proves to be a very efficient and effective

therapy for pain management, improving

athletic performance and reducing cellulite.

HOW DOES HEALTHY FASCIA BECOME

UNHEALTHY FASCIA?

This happens when extra layers of fascia grow

due to stress, trauma, repetitive motions,

dehydration and inflammation. Inflammation

comes from repetitive working out or even

eating inflammatory foods such as (but not

limited to) sugar, fried food, certain oils and

processed wheat.

COMMON INJURIES RELATED TO

MYOFASCIAL TRIGGER POINTS

• Pain or stiffness in your neck, mid- or lowback

• Headaches or jaw pain

• Sciatica and other nerve related symptoms

like numbness and tingling

• Tendonitis, Bursitis and Plantar Fasciitis

• Joint pain especially in your shoulder, knee

or wrist

• Generalized dull, achy pain

• Athletic performance issues

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solo scottsdale

/ by Gabby Leighton / photo by Mark Morgan

Each month, Scottsdale

Health features one local

single. This month, meet…

Brittany

Kohnke

AGE: 34

ABOUT ME:

Originally from

the south suburbs

of Chicago, I

moved out to

Phoenix 3.5 years

ago like most

Midwesterners,

to escape the

brutal winters. I

am a full-time high

school physical

education teacher

and also own my

own personal

training and

coaching business.

In my free time,

I compete in

powerlifting,

partake in all the

outdoor recreation

activities Arizona

has to offer, and

enjoy spending

time with my

friends and family.

MY FAVORITE

BOOK IS:

Nineteen Minutes

by Jodi Picoult.

WHAT I’M

LOOKING FOR IN

A SIGNIFICANT

OTHER: Someone

who is intrinsically

driven to be the

best version

of themselves

in every way

possible. This

person has a

clear idea of what

they want out of

life, but also can

appreciate the

simple things. He

should be honest,

compassionate,

physically active,

and a good

communicator.

Partnership is

about combining

to encourage,

support, and

motivate each

other to dream

big and be each

other’s best friend.

THE MOST

IMPORTANT

QUALITIES TO

ME ARE: Honesty,

empathetic, healthconsciousness,

humble, and

someone who

is an effective

communicator.

THE LEAST

IMPORTANT

QUALITIES TO

ME ARE: You can

have all the money

in the world, but

if you are not

someone of good

character then we

will not jive.

Interested In Meeting Our Single?

Email her via gabby@richmanmediagroup.com. Please put “Brittany”

in the subject line.

Interested In Being Our Next Solo?

Send an email with your name, age and a recent photo for

consideration to the same email, with “Solo” in the subject line.

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EXPERIENCE

COUNTS!

With over 30 years of Plastic and Aesthetic Surgical experience, Dr Wolin and his staff

not only Talk the Talk… they also Walk the Walk. Listen to what his patients have to

say about their care and surgical results… (Verified independent interview)

Just a few months ago I got a good closeup view of my lips in the mirror. I was horrified. How could I

possibly have gotten so many wrinkles in not only my lips but also in the areas surrounding my mouth?

I never even smoked cigarettes..I immediately decided that I would try and remedy the situation. I went

to a local spa where I was told that a temporary filler combined with a standard skin peel would solve my

problems.

After undergoing multiple injections, it was evident that the solution to my problem not in a little jar of

magical potions nor in a minuscule injection of temporary filler. The problem could only be solved by a

combination of permanent volumizing as well as resurfacing my skin.

I had heard of Dr wolin and his greater than 25 year experience using Fat Transfer techniques to

revolumize and smooth wrinkles around the mouth. I also found that he was using a fantastic chemical

peel resurfacing technique called “ The Croton Oil Peel” which produced amazing smoothing of the skin

without the downtime associated with Laser Resurfacing. In just 45 minutes, under local anesthesia, I have

been able to reclaim my deflated and wrinkled mouth…My results were amazing…natural and permanent.

Pre op fat

and resurfacing

Post op fat

and resurfacing

Dr. Andrew Wolin has been a leader in the plastic surgical community of Scottsdale since 1985, and his extensive years of experience benefit

each patient. His top-notch reputation as a plastic and reconstructive surgeon and for cutting-edge procedures draws patients from near and

far. Dr. Wolin is the Medical Director of the Wolin Plastic Surgery Center. His practice offers a full-range of face and body procedures, including

facelifts, browlifts, nose surgery, facial fillers, BOTOX® Cosmetic, fat transfers, fotofacials, laser skin resurfacing, ear surgery, breast

augmentations, breast implant/exchanges, breast reductions, breast lifts, arm lifts, bodylifts, liposuction, tummy tucks, and Coolsculpting to

freeze away your unwanted fat. Dr Wolin also offers the newest technology in Permanent Hair Restoration, NeoGraft for men and women.

Dr. Wolin is located at 8415 North Pima Road, Suite 110, Scottsdale 85258. You can call 480.945.8440 or visit

www.andrewwolinmd.com to set up a consultation to learn more about these incredible procedures.


muscle

/ by Jeremy Scott / photos by James Patrick

Jeremy Scott is an

expert advisor for

Olympian Labs Nutrition

and Reebok. He owns

and operates Jeremy

Scott Fitness, located

at 7750 E. Redfield

Road, Suite D106

in Scottsdale. For

more information, call

605.481.2611 or visit

www.jeremyscottfitness.com.

20-Minute

Bodyweight

Burner

Get a serious sweat session from anywhere

This is one of my favorite go-to 20-minute sweat

sessions for busy professionals who travel or just

can’t make it to the gym for a workout. The simple

setup: set the clock for 40 seconds of work and 20

seconds of rest for all four exercises, completing

four total cycles in 20 minutes. Your heart rate will

be pumping and leave you dripping some serious

sweat when its all finished.

THE BREAKDOWN: 40 seconds

of work, 20 seconds of rest (X4) for

each of the following movements:

Split Squat – Right and Left Leg

T-Pushups

Skater Hops

Inchworms

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Split Squats

Assume a staggered

stance with the rear

foot elevated and

front foot forward,

pushing through the

heel. Hold a dumbbell

in each hand or

go bodyweight only

depending on your

ability level. Start by

slowly descending,

dropping your knee

and hip to lower your

body down to the

floor then returning

to your starting position.

Skater Hops

Stand with your

weight on your right

foot, now push to

your left by pushing

off with your right

leg. Land on your

left foot, lifting your

right leg off the floor

behind you. Continue

pushing laterally back

and forth. If needed,

tap your back foot on

the floor behind you

for balance.

T-Pushups

Assume a standard

pushup position

straight-line head

to heel. Lower your

body until your chest

nearly touches the

floor. As you push

yourself back up,

rotate one side of

your body up as you

raise the same side

arm your toward the

ceiling, letting your

eyes follow your

hand. Return to the

starting position and

perform another

pushup. Alternate

from left to right with

each repetition.

Inchworms

Begin to walk your

hands forward without

moving your

feet (your heels will

begin to rise off the

floor). Continue walking

yourself forward

until you reach a full

push-up position

where your spine,

hips and head are

level with the floor

(stiff line head to

heel). Complete one

full range of motion

pushup and then

walk your hands back

to your feet until

you are vertical once

again in the starting

position.

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alance

/ by Rachel Reddish

Overcoming

Gymtimidation

A few tips to help you feel confident at the gym

As many as 50% of Americans feel self-conscious about working out at the gym,

according to a recent study. Don’t let “gymtimidation” prevent you from experiencing

the health and wellness benefits of exercise. Overcome that nagging voice

in your head and feel great at the gym by following a few simple guidelines.

Have a plan

Write your workouts

or sign up with a

personal trainer who

can ensure you have

homework on the

days you are not

working with them. A

lot of anxiety comes

from walking into a

packed gym and not

having a plan. Having

a plan both saves

you time and helps

you learn about your

facility. When is it

busy? Who is in the

Rachel Reddish is the Director of Fitness Education and Small Group Personal Training at EōS Fitness, which has 16 high value, low price gyms and counting

throughout the Valley. She has 11 years of experience in the fitness industry.

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facility and can assist

when you have questions

or concerns?

This also helps you

have a backup strategy

in place in case

your desired equipment

is unavailable.

You will be ready to

apply progressions,

regressions, and supplemental

exercises

to still get that lift

you’re looking for!

Another reason

to write your workouts

is that it will

make you go. The

psychology behind

writing your workout

down will drive you

to get to the gym

and complete the

workout, even if

you’re feeling intimidated.

“If you ink it,

you think it.”

Focus on you

It’s natural to think

that all eyes are on

you when working

out in a gym,

especially if you are

nervous and haven’t

established your

confidence yet. If

you focus with heavy

intent on your workout

and reaching

your goals, then you

won’t have time or

energy to focus on

those around you.

Put on those headphones

and crank

up whatever music

makes you feel

great.

Bring a friend to

the fitness party

When feeling intimated

by the gym, find

someone who can

be a fitness mentor,

or even just a buddy.

There is something

comforting about

being with a friend

in the gym, even if

they are intimidated

as well. Attacking

the gym anxiety as

a team can be very

beneficial. You can

share stories and

laughs as you fight

through it together.

If you have a friend

who is very familiar

with the gym,

they can be a great

resource for you, too.

Lean on them until

you feel confident

enough to fly on your

own.

Take a class and

M

speak to your

instructor

Y

Taking a class is

a fantastic way to CM

meet several mem-

MY

bers who just might

be in the same boat

CY

as you. Tons of

CMY

folks take classes

because it’s easy to

blend in. Be sure to

introduce yourself to

your instructor. They

will never use this to

embarrass you, but

a quick introduction

lets them know to

watch and perhaps

cue a little differently

to ensure you are

getting the maximum

benefit of the class.

Instructors are also

great at making different

suggestions

for members based

on what their goals

are.

Believe in

yourself

It’s important to

keep in mind that

everyone has started

where you are today.

No one gets to

where they want to

be overnight. If you

feel someone watching

you at the gym,

keep in mind that

they could be admiring

your hard work

and dedication. In fitness

you don’t practice

perfection, you

practice consistency.

If you keep up with

dedicated practice,

then you will soon

be the one everyone

is looking up to and

aspires to be at the

gym.

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nutrition

/ by Jess Hutchens

Deprivation

Destroying Diets

Stop restricting and allow freedom with four easy-to-follow tips

Jess Hutchens is an

ACE certified personal

trainer, fitness nutritionist,

and behavior change

coach. She is also a

vegan bikini competitor

and online fitness

coach. For more info,

visit www.jesshutchensfit.com

Summer is here and that means people are lounging by the pool, wearing bikinis, and

trying to be at the top of their game with their fitness and nutrition. Motivation is high

to look and feel good this time of year, which means people are more inclined to try

more extreme means of dieting for weight loss. There are diet pills and extra supplements

being used as a means of “quick fixes” for people who did not reach their goals in

time. There are also intense diet plans going around, and people depriving themselves

of sugar, salt, alcohol, and any other fun type of carb in hopes of reaching their goals in

time. Forget the trends and follow these four tips for a healthy, free way of living.

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Allow Flexibility

Many people try to

reach their goals by

restricting something

in their diet, whether

it’s sugar, carbs,

fats, salty foods, etc.

They eliminate these

things completely

and will not allow

themselves to

have it for a certain

amount of time.

Almost always,

they will “mess

up,” cave in, and

allow themselves

that thing, only

resulting in feeling

discouraged and

defeated. In more

severe cases, the

person will then

binge eat from the

shame and guilt

that came from it

all, and the vicious

cycle starts over

again. Depriving

completely can be an

ongoing pattern that

is counteractive with

reaching your goals

for the long term.

The biggest

misconception is that

you have to eliminate

something you enjoy

completely in order

to reach your goals.

If you understand

what amount your

body needs and you

are consistent with it,

you can actually have

your cake and eat it,

too. Restricting does

not always have to

be the answer.

Follow the

80/20 Rule

First and foremost,

to lose body fat

you need to be in a

calorie deficit. This

is the number of

calories that your

body needs slightly

below maintenance

level in order to lose

body fat. Once this

amount is figured

out, you can actually

live and thrive off

of the 80/20 rule.

Calories matter most,

so your body won’t

gain fat from fun

foods if you are still

in the calorie deficit

range each day. This

means, 80% of your

daily caloric intake

needs to be healthy,

clean, nutrient-dense

foods. Think of your

typical “healthy”

foods; fruits, veggies,

protein, whole grains,

and so on. From

there, every single

day if you wanted,

you can have 20%

of your daily caloric

intake be “fun”

foods; think a glass

of wine, a cookie, or

a small bowl of chips.

Here’s an example:

If your calorie deficit

amount is 1,700

calories, you should

be eating 1,360

“clean” calories, and

can have 340 “fun”

calories every single

day and still lose

body fat, without

restricting!

Eat a “Treat” Meal

If allowing yourself

some flexibility

every day is not

something you can

handle, incorporating

a weekly “treat”

meal is another

great alternative

to not restricting

completely. That is,

once a week you

can allow yourself

a fun meal or treat,

within reason, and

still reach your goals,

assuming you are in

a calorie deficit. This

allows you to still

have some freedom

and flexibility without

feeling completely

restricted. It also

gives you something

to look forward to

each week!

Move On

If you are restricting

and do cave into

cravings, the best

thing to do is move

on the next day.

Start over and do

not beat yourself

up. Continuing the

pattern of shame and

regret with food will

only allow the cycle

to continue. Get back

on track as soon as

you can and do the

best you can.

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and Peppered Feta

Recipe provided by Mora Italian, www.moraitalian.com.

1 pound baby zuchinni

1 pound baby yellow ssquash

3 tbsp Neonata Sauce (at Italian grocers, aka Rose Marina)

4 tbsp peppered feta cheese

2 tbsp smoked yogurt (yogurt + 2 drops of liquid smoke)

6 Fresno chilis, sliced thinly into rings

1 cup Champagne vinegar

1 cup water

½ cup sugar

For the pickled chilis: Bring the vinegar, water and sugar to a boil.

Allow this mixture to cool and then cover the sliced fresno chilis and

allow to sit for at least 24 hours.

For the squash: Combine all the squash and place on a baking

tray. Coat the squash evenly with the olive oil and evenly distribute

the fresh thyme amongst the squash. Season evenly with salt, and

roast in the oven at 400 degrees Fahrenheit for 5 minutes or slightly

tender. Once cooked, immediately toss with the neonata sauce and

set aside for plating (keeping warm).

To Plate: Spoon the smoked yogurt on the center of a plate.

Arrange the roasted summer squash on top of the smoked yogurt

and garnish with a sprinkle of the peppered feta cheese and few

pieces of the pickled chilis. Serve immediately. Serves four.

Cancer Free

with Food

Celebrity chef

Liana Werner Gray

recently released her

new book, Cancer-

Free with Food: A

Step-by-Step Plan

with 100+ Recipes

to Fight Disease,

Nourish Your Body

and Restore Your

Health, with a forward

by Dr. Mark

Hyman. As the title

suggests, the book

aims to show how

to fight cancer with

food, showing readers

how to turn their

kitchen into a pharmacy

and serving as

an essential guide for

those diagnosed with

cancer looking to

heal from the inside

out. Liana Werner

Grey is the bestselling

author of The

Earth Diet, 10-Minute

Recipes, a CBD

advocate, health

researcher, natural

food chef and healthy

living influencer. She

has been the “celebrity

chef” on mainstream

media including

ABC News, NBC

and News 12 New

York and Fox News.

She is a passionate

advocate for healthy

diet and lifestyle, and

is the resident health

and nutrition coach at

Complete Wellness

NYC. www.theearthdiet.com.

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Organic

Alternative

Frankly Organic

Vodka, Austin’s

first organic vodka

crafted with USDA

certified organic, non-

GMO, gluten-free

ingredients, recently

launched five

flavors to markets

across Texas

and Arizona. All of

the vodkas from the

company, which are

distilled five times

and filtered twice in

small batches, are

handcrafted from

organic sweet corn

and organic fruits,

roots and botanicals

harvested from

healthy soils without

the use of synthetic

pesticides.

Frankly’s flavor

profiles are uniquely

divine with layers of

functional ingredients

like turmeric root,

maca root, ceylon

cinnamon, wild cherry

bark, and ginger root.

The portfolio includes

an original and four

flavors: Strawberry,

Apple, Grapefruit and

Pomegranate. The

flavored offerings

have a lower ABV at

30%, compared to

the norm of 40%.

Frankly Organic

Vodka recently won

three medals at the

2018 San Francisco

World Spirits

Competition and four

from the 2018 New

York World Wine and

Spirits Competition.

Frankly also

gives back 1% of

revenue to support

no-kill animal shelters,

sanctuaries,

and/or animal cruelty

advocacy organizations

locally within

each distribution

state. www.franklyvodka.com.

Going Mobile

Sonora Quest Laboratories, Arizona’s largest integrated

laboratory system, recently announced the availability

of a new mobile sample collection service available in

Maricopa County. The service provides consumers the

option to schedule an appointment to have a Sonora

Quest phlebotomist come to their home or place of

business to perform blood collection for lab testing.

Patients will now have an option to select a time

and location for Sonora Quest to come to them for

sample collection as opposed to the traditional collection

performed in Sonora Quest’s patient service centers.

This service is available for blood tests ordered

by physicians, or ordered directly by consumers without

a doctor’s order through Sonora Quest’s My Lab

ReQuest offering.

The mobile service may be covered by some

insurance plans, although insurance is not required.

When not covered, this service is available with prepayment

of $60. Customers can schedule an appointment

on any device online or by calling 602.685.5000 and

selecting option 5. www.sonoraquest.com.

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life

Photo by Delight in the Desert

Party on a Bike in

Scottsdale

The Madison, which

already has established

studios in both

Arcadia and Tempe,

recently opened

a third location in

Scottsdale. Offering

its famous “Party

on a Bike” 45-minute

indoor cycling

classes, The Madison

wows once again

with high-energy

classes reminiscent

of a dance party. The

new studio offers the

same exciting lighting,

state-of-the-art

sound system and

wildly motivating

teachers (or DJs!) as

its first two locations,

so spingoers can

exercise and have

fun at the same time.

First-time riders, $15.

Class packages are

available at each studio

and online. www.

themadisonvibe.com.

Jicama

for Health

Jicama may just be the next kale or cauliflower, as it’s now

being labeled as an “it” veggie in the food and beverage world.

The Mexican yam bean that looks like a cross between a potato

and a beet features a creamy white flesh and mildly sweet,

crisp texture (similar to an apple). The vegetable’s high inulin

content promotes bone health and protects against osteoporosis,

and it’s filled with gut-boosting prebiotic fiber and vitamins to

boost immunity while improving overall digestion. Xica Brands

brings an approachable way to eat the veggie with a line of prepackaged,

ready-to-eat options, including spears, tortilla chips,

taco shells, and tortillas. www.eaturxica.com.

Chefs + Farmers

Market Series

As summer heats

up (and the local

outdoor farmers

markets wind down),

Hotel Valley Ho is

bringing a free indoor

neighborhood market

to town.

The Chefs +

Farmers Market

Series will take place

at the Sands venue

on Saturdays from 9

a.m. to 1 p.m., June

22 to July 13. Guests

can enjoy bites from

chef Russell LaCasce

along with other

local chefs including

Rene Andrade

of Ghost Ranch and

Matt Taylor of Mora

Italian. There will also

be fresh produce and

local culinary delights

for purchase, spirit

and wine tastings

and a cash bar featuring

bloody marys

and mimosas. The

event will have live

music, and guests

will receive a 25%

off voucher to use

at ZuZu during their

next summer visit.

Each Chefs +

Farmers Market will

feature a different

theme, from the

music to the food,

including South of the

Border on June 22,

Bada Boom Edition

on June 29, Backyard

Grillin ‘n’ Chillin on

July 6 and Sweet

Treats on July 13.

www.hotelvalleyho.

com.

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Photo By Dave Sansom Photography

FREE 7 DAY JUMPSTART

SUMMER TEE TIME

Staying in town this summer?

The Short Course at Mountain

Shadows is offering unlimited

golf passes for $299 through

September 22. Tee times are

available anytime Monday

through Friday and after 10 a.m.

on Saturday and Sunday, with

carts available for an extra $5.

480.624.5433.

Now Open: Tocaya Organica

The Southern California-inspired modern

Mexican restaurant recently opened

a second Valley location at Scottsdale

Fashion Square, with its first at Kierland

Commons. Tocaya is focused on

wellness-driven dining, serving dishes

rooted in traditional Mexican recipes.

The restaurant accommodates a variety

of dietary preferences ranging from

vegan and gluten-free to vegetarian

and keto, using high-quality produce as

the foundation of its seasonally-rotating

menu. Each dish at the eatery starts

vegan with chef’s recommendations for

protein and dairy additions, if desired.

Tocaya also offers seasonal agua frescas,

margaritas, juices, coffees and

teas. www.tocayaorganica.com.

ADULT GROUP TRAINING

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Up, Up

and Away

Practical packables for jet-setters

toys, tech & gear

/ by Gabby Leighton

Herschel Supply

Co. Amenity Kit

Leaving on a jet plane

to somewhere far

away? It can be hard

to sleep or get comfortable

on a longer

flight, so bring all

the necessities for a

relaxing trip. This kit

comes with soft foam

ear plugs, a sleeping

mask, a pair of slippers,

and an inflatable

pillow, which all

fit into the storage

pouch equipped with

a drawcord closure.

All items, with the

exception of the soft

foam ear plugs, are

made from a cozy

cotton/poly fabric.

The sleeping mask

comes equipped with

a stretch-fit headband

and the slippers (available

in small/medium

and large/extra-large)

have a foam padding

and synthetic suede

outsole. $30 at East

Dane, www.eastdane.com.

Calpak X Oh Joy!

Set of Packing

Cubes

It can be tough to

keep organized when

you’re living out of

a suitcase, whether

your trip is for a day

or a few weeks. This

set of four packing

cubes (along with a

water-resistant pouch

for wet-dry storage)

will help everything

stay in its place.

The pack includes

two small cubes,

one medium cube,

one large cube and

an envelope pouch.

Each packing cube

has a zip closure, top

carry handle, exterior

zip pocket, breathable

mesh front so

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you can see what is

inside and an ID tag

to add names to help

with organization,

whether you’re labeling

with a person’s

name or the clothing

category. They all

also feature waterresistant

lining. $48

at Nordstrom, www.

nordstrom.com.

OOO Traveling

Expandable

22-inch Carry-On

Spinner Luggage

with Removable

Battery

Perfect for business

travel or a long

weekend getaway,

this luggage is made

of lightweight, shatterproof

polycarbonate

plastic, perfect

for carrying on.

With 360-degree

super-silent spinner

wheels, the suitcase

will effortlessly

glide through the

airport and it comes

equipped with a

built-in TSA approved

lock. The luggage has

expandable capability

but the inside is

equipped to handle

it all as it’s divided

into two zippered

compartments with

multiple pockets and

has a compression

system to compress

soft items for more

packing space. The

high-tech item also

features a removable,

rechargeable battery

to charge your phone

plus a universal

adapter for international

travel. $248

at Neiman Marcus,

www.neimanmarcus.

com.

Letsfit Digital

Luggage Scale

Are you a bit of an

over packer? The

fees associated with

overweight bags

can be astronomical

so it’s best to avoid

them. Make sure

you’re good to go

before you leave the

house by weighing

your bag with this

easy-to-use handheld

scale. To see

what your suitcase

weighs, loop the

flexible strap around

your suitcase handle,

turn on and lift. The

weight will be displayed

on the clear

backlit LCD display

screen and has a

target weight setting

and overweight

warning to remind

you if overweight.

The maximum

weight for this product

is 110 pounds.

Slip the small, lightweight

scale into

your bag or purse to

weigh your suitcase

again before you

head back to town.

$8.99 at Amazon,

www.amazon.com.

JetKids by

Stokke Bedbox

Traveling with kids

can be rough but this

innovative suitcase

may just solve all

your problems. The

ride-on, carry-on and

sleep-on suitcase

really does it all. It’s

a spacious carry-on

dimensioned suitcase

(with swivel

wheels in the front)

in which children can

ride on, be pulled

along or pull themselves

on through

the airport for ease.

There’s a top handle

for the child to hold

while riding and

an adjustable strap

allows parents to

carry it over their

shoulder. Wondering

about the sleep-on

aspect? The suitcase

can turn an economy

seat into a first-class

travel experience in

five simple steps.

The extendable lid

elongates the seat

to create a larger

surface area and it

comes with a mattress

and soft side

panels to create a

comfortable space

on the seat. $199 at

Nordstrom.

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crazy 8s

Hello, summer! While there are just under

300 days per year of sunshine on average

in Phoenix (that’s almost 100 more days

than the U.S. average!), the sun gets even

more attention during the summer months.

Before you get out and have some fun in

the sun, learn a bit the largest object in our

solar system.

Crazy Facts

About the Sun

1. Massive impact.

The sun accounts for

99.8% of the mass in

the solar system. It

has a mass of around

330,000 times that of

Earth.

2. Tick-tock. The

average distance

from the sun to the

Earth is about 150

million km and it

takes eight minutes

for light to reach

Earth from the sun.

This energy can

reach Earth in mere

minutes, but it takes

millions of years to

travel from the sun’s

core to its surface.

3. Middle-aged.

The sun is 4.5 billion

years old, which

astronomers believe

to be about half its

lifespan.

4. Sizing up. The

sun has a diameter

of roughly 1.4 million

kilometers (870,000

miles), almost 10

times the diameter of

the Earth. This means

over one million

Earths could fit inside

the sun. The sun is

still considered tiny

as there are much

bigger stars out

there.

5. VIP. The Sun is

the most important

celestial body from

the Earth’s point of

view as it maintains

all life, giving us light

and heat.

6. Component

talk. Approximately

74% of the sun’s

mass comes from

hydrogen and

24% is helium.

The remaining

2% includes trace

amounts of iron,

nickel, oxygen,

and all the other

elements we have in

the solar system.

7. A dime a dozen.

Our galaxy, aka the

Milky Way, is home

to about 100 billion

other suns.

8. Hot, hot, hot!

The sun is very hot,

with its core being

the hottest at a

scorching 15 million

degrees Celsius. The

surface is relatively

cool at 6,000

degrees Celsius.

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funnies

The Joke’s on Us!

So go ahead and laugh already—hey, it’s good for you!

Three people were

riding in a car; a

hardware technician,

a systems

analyst and a programmer.

The systems

analyst is driving

and when they

come to a steep

hill he finds that

the brakes have

failed and the car is

accelerating out of

control.

So, he pumps

the emergency

brake, downshifts

the gears, and rubs

the wheels’ rims

against the curb.

He finally wrestles

the car to a stop.

The three climb out

and assess the situation.

The hardware

tech says, “Let’s

try and fix it. I’ll

crawl under the car

and take a look.”

The systems

analyst replies, “I

think we should get

someone qualified

to fix it, a specialist

in brakes.”

The programmer

says, “Why

don’t we just get

back in and see if it

happens again?”

Q: Why do bees have

sticky hair?

A: Because they use

honeycombs.

What do you say

when your comforting a

grammar stickler?

There, their,

they’re…

C, E Flat

and G

walk into

a bar. The

bartender

says,

“Sorry, no

minors.”

Today a man knocked on my door and

asked for a small donation toward the

local community swimming pool. I gave

him a glass of water.

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UFC competitor

Sean O’Malley talks

his undefeated

record, adventurous

style and comeback

to the sport

/ by Elizabeth Liberatore

/ photos by James Patrick

06/19 ScottsdaleHealth 47


There is no other mixed martial arts promotion company quite

like the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). Known for hosting

worldwide events that feature the highest-level fighters, other

organizations pale in comparison to the multibillion-dollar enterprise.

The fights are thrilling, the crowd is energizing, and the

fighters bring their own unique style to the combat sport. “Suga”

Sean O’Malley is one of UFC’s most colorful fighters. His loud

getups and fighting chops, which garnered him an undefeated

record, immediately turned heads. People wanted to know where

on earth this impressive and young competitor came from.

Cage Calling

UFC fighters, sports broadcasters and spectators will tell you

that O’Malley came onto the scene straight out of the woodwork.

In truth, he hails from the Queen City of the Rockies, or Helena,

Montana. Unencumbered by what others thought, O’Malley

marched to the beat of his own drum as soon as he could walk.

“I’ve always been very driven, outspoken, energetic and

creative, even when I was a kid,” he says.

His childhood dream was to become an NFL player. That

dream quickly faded once O’Malley was introduced to martial

arts at age 16. His tall and slender frame had him competing

at the amateur level in the bantamweight division, a weight

class of competitors who range from 123 pounds to 135 pounds.

Taking to the cage like a pro, light on his feet and extremely

fluid, O’Malley found his new calling.

“I realized I could make a career out of fighting when I

started watching UFC more, so when I was about 17 or 18 years

old,” he explains.

O’Malley has been professionally competing as a mixed

martial artist since 2013. A handful of his first fights were in his

native state, and his first fight outside of Montana was in North

Dakota against David Nuzzo. In this fight, O’Malley performed

something out of a Jackie Chan movie. His stunning spinning

hook kick knocked his opponent out and secured him a spot on

Dana White’s Tuesday Night Contender Series, a weekly UFC

show established to find new talent.

“The Contender Series was a good night for me. I knew I

would get a contract if I went out there and performed well, and I

did.” O’Malley adds, “I got to meet Snoop Dogg [that night], too.”

The tattooed Montanan with the full, curly hair made his

UFC debut against Terrion Ware in December 2017 – and he

won. Next, he fought and beat Andre Soukhamthath in March

2018. It became clear that O’Malley wouldn’t stand to be called a

rookie for long. In fact, he made it known that when he fought,

spectators weren’t just watching UFC, but they were also

experiencing “The Sugar Show.”

“Sugar [is my nickname] and it came from my first coach,

Johnny Aho. He called me that because he thought I was so

sweet to watch fight,” O’Malley explains.

The Comeback Kid

O’Malley was without a doubt one of UFC’s most attractive

up-and-comers to watch. His tenacity to win was gripping, his

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kooky style was refreshing and he seemed unstoppable. But then

The Sugar Show was forced to take an extended intermission.

“I tore my labrum a few years ago and it got to the point

where I couldn’t train on it anymore. The tear got longer and

required [two] surgeries,” O’Malley explains.

His seven-month-long recovery brought his fighting

career to a complete standstill. Despite this, O’Malley remains

extremely optimistic about picking up where he left off.

“The best piece of advice I’ve received is to take care of your

body, which is what I’m doing right now,” he says. “There are

no nerves approaching my comeback, just pure excitement.”

He will step back into the UFC cage, coined the Octagon,

early next month in Las Vegas to fight against Marlon Vera.

O’Malley certainly has a long way to go to prepare for the

match, but he’s eager and excited to do the work necessary.

Training, Gaming and Sugar Style

The 24-year-old has called Arizona his second home for five years.

He trains at Phoenix’s premier mixed martial arts center, The

MMA Lab, where he trains with owner and head coach John

Crouch, as well as Augusto Mendes and Tim Welch. The dedicated

fighter works out anywhere from eight to 12 times a week.

“I warm up first and then, depending on the day, hit mitts,

wrestle, spar, grapple or focus on strength and conditioning,”

he says.

Recovery is key. O’Malley never shies away from a coldwater

immersion and dip in the hot tub after every session.

Nutrition is another biggie. He and his partner Danya practice

clean eating year-round.

“I don’t meal prep. I eat organic foods only. My girl cooks

for me and helps me stay consistent with my diet,” he explains.

Real and responsibly sourced foods is an important subject

matter for this UFC fighter. One of O’Malley’s personal goals is

to one day own and operate a compound where his family and

friends can grow their own food and raise their own animals.

Another one of his dreams?

“I’d also like to get on Dancing with the Stars someday,” he

chuckles.

With a fan following of 425,000 on Instagram (follow him

@sugaseanmma) and his flashy style that pulls from the King

of Pop and Jimi Hendrix, something tells us that O’Malley was

born to be a contestant on the ABC dancing competition show.

“My vibe is funky, wild and creative. It’s Sugar style! I just

like to wear stuff that most people can’t or wouldn’t dare to pull

off,” he says.

When he isn’t donning a perfectly teased hairstyle, yellowcolored

shades or tie-dye anything, O’Malley likes to connect

with his fans on Twitch, a streaming platform for gamers

(sugashow_og). As an avid gamer himself, his channel allows

him to play games with his fans, chat with them and do frequent

giveaways.

“I have a really good relationship with my fans. They mean

a lot to me,” he explains.

For more information, visit www.ufc.com/athlete/sean-omalley.

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y Gabby Leighton

Olympian Lyndsey Fry is changing the game of hockey

for females as director of the Small Frys Development

program and president of the Arizona Kachinas

Chandler native Lyndsey Fry is not your typical 26-year-old. She began playing

ice hockey at age 6 and with determination and hard work, has placed in

numerous high-profile competitions, including the 2014 Winter Olympics in

Sochi, Russia, where she led Team USA to a silver medal. Now, the Harvard

University and W.P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University

graduate is living out her coaching dreams as the director of the Small Frys

Development program and the president of the Arizona Kachinas all girls

hockey association, coaching over 180 girls ages 5-19. In her new role as the

Arizona Coyotes Brand Ambassador and Special Advisor to the President and

CEO, she also provides branding and strategic advice to the organization.

WHEN DID YOU FIRST FALL IN LOVE

WITH HOCKEY?

I actually fell in love with hockey when I was

4 years old and was introduced to the Mighty

Ducks movies. I was a huge Disney kid and

there was something about that movie that

just made me want to be a hockey player. My

parents got me the plastic skates that strap

onto my shoes and I would just skate up and

down the driveway for hours. Finally, my dad

put a stick in my hand and I was hooked! I

started playing inline hockey when I was 5 and

ice hockey when I was 6. The rest is history!

WHAT WAS THE BEST PART ABOUT

COMPETING IN THE 2014 OLYMPICS?

The most incredible thing was being able to

represent Arizona. I’m the first hockey player,

male or female, from the state of Arizona to

play ice hockey in the Olympics and the first

Arizona-born Olympian to win a medal at the

Winter Olympics. I knew that going into the

games and to be able to represent my state

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and he realized I could offer more than just

hockey coaching and brought me on full

time in November of 2018 to be a hockey

ambassador and his special advisor.

WHAT DO YOU LOVE ABOUT WORKING

WITH THE NEXT GENERATION?

For me, coaching the next generation of

Arizona girls hockey players is extremely

personal. I tell people all the time that the

reason I coach is because every opportunity,

friendship, childhood memory and my

education has come through hockey and I

want to provide those things for the kids I

coach. They are a ton of fun and to know that

you’re giving them more than just hockey

skills is incredibly rewarding.

IS THERE ANYTHING YOU HOPE TO PASS

ON TO THE KIDS YOU’RE COACHING?

I think anyone who coaches youth sports

hopes to teach kids more than just the

technical aspects of the game. The real

purpose of coaching is to help develop

quality people. Hockey is a sport that teaches

lessons like teamwork, perseverance and

self-confidence so those are the bigger

things that I hope to pass on.

CAN YOU TELL US A LITTLE BIT ABOUT

THE PROGRAM?

The Arizona Kachinas Hockey Association is

the excusive girls hockey association in the

state of Arizona. We have elite teams that

will travel for competition and development

teams that play here in Arizona. We also

on the international stage was incredible.

HOW DID YOUR JOURNEY LEAD YOU TO

THE ARIZONA COYOTES AND ARIZONA

KACHINAS?

I grew up playing hockey in the same rink

as the Coyotes’ Director of Amateur Hockey

Development Matt Shott, who has always

had my back. In 2015, we started talking

about what it would take to really grow girls’

hockey in the state of Arizona. The timing

all worked out really well because as soon

as we had developed our plan to build girls

hockey by focusing on the young girls at the

base, the NHL launched a program called

the Industry Growth Fund (IGF). Matt applied

for our Small Frys all girls development

program and we received the grant. I started

as a contracted employee who was brought

in to run the Small Frys program while I

was finishing up my MBA at ASU. During

that time, I met our current CEO, Ahron

Cohen. We bounced some ideas around

have our small Frys program for girls who

are beginners which is designed to feed into

the Kachinas girls program. Our mission is

to provide every female hockey player in the

state of Arizona the opportunity to play the

sport they love in the state they love with

girls who are just like them.

WHAT DO YOU HOPE TO ACCOMPLISH

IN YOUR NEW EXPANDED ROLE?

When I was hired on for this expanded role,

my main objective was to help grow youth

hockey in the Valley. So currently, my primary

focus is ensuring that the Kachinas Association

is successfully launched in its inaugural season

and operates with a sustainable business

model long term. Given my background, girls

hockey is where I can make the greatest

impact here and now but I also hope to expand

the contribution of my advisory projects to

help serve the Coyotes Organizations, which

ultimately will ensure sustainable community

hockey development in Arizona.

WHAT HAVE YOU LEARNED ABOUT

YOURSELF SINCE YOU’VE STARTED

COACHING?

I think along the way I’ve learned about

myself that I care more about teaching life

lessons that I care about winning. That’s why

I think I actually fit better with development

players rather than elite competitive players. I

think moving forward, I’ll let myself push girls

more and remember that I don’t always need

to be the “nice coach.” Sometimes teaching

life lessons means being a little stricter and

earning the players’ respect.

IF YOU COULD GIVE YOURSELF ONE

PIECE OF ADVICE WHEN YOU WERE

YOUNGER, WHAT WOULD IT BE?

Work hard and have fun. I let hockey feel like

a job as I got older rather than something

I was thankful I got to do every day. Now I

wish I could go back and just remember how

incredible each and every day was as a youth

hockey player.

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elating

/ by Dr. John A. Robinson

Drs. Cristina Romero-

Bosch and John A.

Robinson have treated

thousands of patients

with their comprehensive

approach to

hormone replacement

therapy and hormone

pellet therapy for a combined

25+ years. This

power couple has created

their unique brand,

The Sex Docs, as they

provide Sexual Wellness

solutions for couples at

their Scottsdale medical

practice, The Hormone

Zone. Explore more

at hormone-zone.com.

One Plus One

Equals Three

In any good relationship, when two people come together, it

creates something very special that is more than the sum of

its parts. When two people fill in the natural gaps of the other

person, while this is working simultaneously and harmoniously,

the relationship becomes a living entity all on its own. And if

you are in a really good relationship, then you know what we

mean. Even others from the outside will notice also; that there

is a special energy when you both walk in the room, that is

larger than each of you, that is larger than life.

This special type of relationship is dictated by both conscious

and unconscious forces, some things we can influence

and control, and others that we cannot. Consciously, we can

make direct decisions to truly desire to enhance our partner, be

there for them, and make the needed sacrifices for the sake of

the relationship. Unconsciously, there can be forces and influences

that can be harder for us to control. One of these unconscious

forces is our physical state as we age, and the hormonal

balance that affects our ability to think clearly, make enhanced

and complicated decisions, energize our positions and motivations,

and stimulate us sexually, all of which are important in

maintaining a healthy and cohesive relationship.

Relationships are affected by the influences of hormonal

imbalance, particularly our desire to connect intimately.

Estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone, are vital to the energetic

synergy of our sexual impulses, drives, and motivations.

As we age, as soon as our 30s, these hormones begin to decline

and start to provide unconscious influences in our relationships,

dampening that spark that used to be easily kindled. Other

hormones such as oxytocin, an important bonding hormone,

will affect both men and women, as they age and will burden the

ability to have a deeper connection that leads to a healthy sexual

appetite.

Fortunately, there are answers. There is a very old saying

that “healing is always a possibility” and this includes our hormones

and our relationships. Here are some distinct ways you

can begin to restore and improve your relationships now.

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RELATIONSHIPS

ARE AFFECTED BY

THE INFLUENCES

OF HORMONAL

IMBALANCE,

PARTICULARLY OUR

DESIRE TO CONNECT

INTIMATELY.

Practice

Self-care.

When we pause for

a moment and really

focus on what we

really want and need,

and then take action

toward fulfilling our

desires and needs,

then we reap all

of the benefits for

ourselves and then

have the capacity to

continue to give to

our partner. If you

are not taking care

of yourself, how

can you take care of

someone else?

Make your

relationship a

priority.

You have to be

honest and ask

where you place

your personal

relationship in the

order of what you

value. If you want

your relationship to

improve, and flourish,

then prioritize. Really

prioritize. Take direct

action on behalf of

your partner and your

relationships. After

you have thought

about it, read articles

about it, you have to

take definitive action

on a daily basis

toward doing for your

partner and yourself.

As you give, you will

begin to receive.

Consider having

your hormones

rebalanced and

optimized.

Volumes have been

written about the

benefits of hormones

and specifically

how it creates a

spark in your mind

and motivation in

everything you do.

There are countless

patient testimonials

about the benefits

of hormones.

The process of

properly restoring

your hormonal

balance is a rebirth

for your life and

a renewal of your

relationships. The

world of hormones

is a specific medical

discipline that takes

years of experience

and training to really

understand how

to wield this tool

correctly. Be sure

to seek out medical

professionals who

understand how

to have the honest

conversation with

you and your partner

about hormones and

intimate relationships

and lead you both

back to that special

something you have

always had.

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eauty

/ by Felicia Taghizadeh

Don’t Get Burned

Mistakes to avoid when lasering

As a top five aesthetic market in the United States, the Valley is

full of providers ready to treat your skin with the newest laser

device. Lasers can remove unwanted hair, blast away brown

spots, erase spider veins, and create younger-looking skin by

stimulating collagen and reducing fine lines and wrinkles. But

buyers beware — a laser in the wrong hands can create lasting

damage that can be difficult to repair.

Lasers work by delivering concentrated energy into a cell,

causing it to die without impacting the surrounding tissue. This

breaks up pigment, stimulates collagen, and causes damaged

skin cells to go away. Complications occur when too much heat

is built up in the skin. The most common complications are

hyperpigmentation, burns, and infection.

Hyperpigmentation is when the treated skin gets darker

after a laser. It happens frequently in patients with darker skin

tones. To avoid the risk of hyperpigmentation, make sure to

select a provider who has extensive experience treating patients

who have darker skin. The provider should also do a test spot in

a discrete location, like behind the ear,

and then wait a few weeks to see how

the skin responds. Lasers can be safely

used for all skin tones as long as you

select a knowledgeable provider.

If you have hyperpigmentation

from a laser, don’t despair. There are

several ways to get your skin looking

beautiful again. Prescription hydroquinone

cream, kojic-acid pads, and treating

the discolored area with a different

wavelength laser can all help to even

out the dark areas and create a uniform

color to the skin. It takes time and commitment

to reverse hyperpigmentation

and is worth the effort.

Burns are another common laser

complication. Inexperienced laser

providers can cause burns through

improper use of the device. Burns

happen when too much concentrated

energy is delivered to the same area

and can show up as blisters after a

treatment, track marks on the skin,

and excessively painful areas. It is

essential that burned areas be quickly

cooled. Topical steroids and protective

balms can help repair the damaged skin

and prevent infection. A skilled physician may use prescription

products to reduce the profile and appearance of the scar and

may even use a different laser to try to get the burned area to

match the surrounding tissue.

Finally, money should never be the determining factor. If

a laser treatment is offered at a price that seems too good to be

true, it probably is. It isn’t worth saving a few bucks when your

face and peace of mind could suffer long-term damage.

So how do you get the benefits of a laser without the

complications?

1. Make sure you are visiting a licensed provider.

2. Ask about the provider’s qualifications—how many

patients have they treated? How long have they had the device?

Have they had any complications?

3. Understand your goals and do your research. Make sure

the treatment will address your goal – hair removal lasers will

not make your skin look younger or take care of pigment. The

provider has to have the right tool for the job.

Felicia Taghizadeh is the Director of Operations at Arizona Facial Plastics. Arizona Facial Plastics is the leading plastic surgery practice and med spa in Phoenix. Dr.

Farhan Taghizadeh and his wife Felicia opened Arizona Facial Plastics in October 2016 where they specialize in plastic surgery, sexual rejuvenation, skin care, and

overall aesthetics. www.arizonafacialplastics.com.

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event

/ by David Apeji

Dr. Saima Saeed and

Dr. Farshid Sadeghi

Pete and

Sarah Cossette

Jim Grogan and

Molly Stockley

Cancer

Treatment

Centers of

America

Outpatient

Care Center

Open House

The Cancer Treatment Centers of

America recently opened a new

outpatient care center in Scottsdale,

head by physicians Dr. Saima Saeed

and Dr. Farshid Sadeghi.

Tiffany Gaston, Jules Gaston

and Spencer Stenholm

Joy Zilar and

Cheryl Rafalski

Hemant Sindhu and

Lori Brookhouse

Olivia Marcinka

and Rob Gould

Tracy Hernandez

and Janet Brown

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doctor’s orders

/ by Kelly P. Conroy

Listen Up, Guys

Tune in to men’s hearing loss

Men are often accused of being poor listeners, especially

by their spouses. In truth, they may have poor hearing.

While 23% of adults have some form of hearing loss,

the majority – 60% – are men. Higher-pitched sounds,

including softer women’s and children’s voices, are often

the first to go.

Men and their

loud lifestyles

Men’s lifestyles

and occupations

explain their higher

rates of hearing

loss. From farming

to military service,

construction work to

manufacturing plants,

more men work in

noisy environments

or use loud tools.

Men’s

recreational activities

can be loud, too.

Think of the noise

levels generated

by woodworking,

metalworking,

hunting,

motorcycling, leaf

blowers and other

power tools.

Loud noises

cause ear damage

Chronic exposure

to loud noises can

take a permanent

toll on your hearing,

damaging the

sensory and nerve

cells in the inner

ears. Personal audio

devices are common

culprits – especially

ear buds that fit

directly inside the ear

canal.

Whatever audio

device you use, limit

the volume around

half to three-fourths

of highest setting,

and keep listening

sessions to one hour

or less.

Many causes of

hearing loss

Aging impacts your

hearing, too. By the

time people are in

their 60s, many will

notice a change in

their hearing.

Other causes

of hearing loss can

include heredity,

ear infections or

injuries and high

fevers. Most people

are surprised to

learn that certain

medications may

also cause sudden

hearing loss,

particularly some

medications used

in the treatment

of cancer, antiinflammatory

drugs

like NSAIDs, and

certain medications

to treat erectile

dysfunction.

If you have

sudden hearing loss

– especially in one

ear – or experience

sudden vertigo or

dizziness, see your

family physician or

ENT doctor promptly.

Hearing is key to

well-being

Hearing loss isn’t

just annoying or

inconvenient, it can

also be embarrassing

and that can cause

people to stop

participating in social

activities. Social

isolation can easily

lead to depression or

anxiety.

Hearing loss

can also impair

your ability to learn,

perform well at work

and hear important

cues that help you

safely navigate your

surroundings.

Signs and

symptoms to look

out for

Watch for these

signs and symptoms

of hearing loss:

Muffled-sounding

conversations and

environmental

sounds

Difficulty

understanding

words, especially in

a crowd

Trouble hearing

consonants

Needing to ask

others to repeat

themselves or

speak up

Needing to increase

radio or TV volume

Although most

hearing loss can’t

be reversed, a

hearing specialist or

audiologist can help

by recommending

the right hearing

solution for you.

Many devices are

nearly invisible, too.

Almost half

of all hearing loss

is preventable, so

take steps to protect

the hearing you

have by limiting

your exposure to

excessive noise.

When it can’t be

avoided, use ear

plugs, available at

most drug stores,

and remember to

position the soft

plugs deeply in

the ear canal to be

effective.

Hearing loss

can take a toll on

a man’s quality of

life. It deserves your

attention during

Men’s Health Month

(June) – and always!

Kelly P. Conroy, AuD. Is a Doctor of Audiology at Mayo Clinic, Arizona. Dr. Conroy specializes in treating people with hearing loss and in rehabilitation through

amplification devices.

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