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content

/ September 2019

8 ed note

40

Jennifer

Bowie

The fitness

instructor talks

the importance

of mind-body

connection

12 health

Red wine

prescription, the

benefits of rising

early, avoiding

diverticulosis, eating

for energy, a blood

test for Alzheimer’s

disease, cannabis

as a solution, and

sesame allergy

dangers

16 list

Health benefits of

lobster

17 splurge

Probiotic air purifier

18 cook

Green goddess

chicken bowl

20 food

Low-carb dishes

22 weight

loss

News to know

24 solo

scottsdale

Meet Erin

26 muscle

Mama on the move

42

Sam

Helmer

A transformation

story from the

inside out

28 balance

Wine mom culture

30 nutrition

Brain gains

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Jennifer Bowie

The seasoned fitness

instructor helps her

clients strengthen

their mind-body

connection

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alcohol-free life

an anxious pet

content

/ September 2019

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44

32 scottsdale

soul

A tomato and

watermelon salad,

the QTbreasthealth

opening, an online

dermatology service,

Life Studio center,

and a new book

about chronic illness

34 life

Steeped coffee,

healthier spud

snacks, KeepCool

lunchboxes, a fall

concert series,

Sprouts’ new

Instacart offerings,

and a recipe book

36 toys, tech

& gear

Namaste necessities

38 crazy 8s

Muscular system

39 funnies

Get ready to work

those abs

44 relating

De-stress your dog

46 beauty

Skin sins to avoid

50 endurance

The road to recovery

46

DE-STRESS

YOUR DOG

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09/19

REJECTING

THE WINE MOM

CULTURE

Benefits of living an

SAFE

MUSCLE

PUMP WITH

A BABY

BUMP

ON THE COVER:

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by James Patrick,

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/ September 2019

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It’s no secret that exercising benefits beyond

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a background in psychology and as a certified fitness instructor,

she automatically sees the two as one. On page 40, she talks about

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Sam Helmer (page 42) is another woman who focuses on her

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transformation journey five years ago, and has gained a whole lot

of self-confidence and self-respect.

We also have tips to de-stress your dog (and yourself!) if your

pet is feeling a little anxious (page 44), the health benefits of eating

lobster (page 16), and eight crazy facts about the muscular

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On the topic of muscle, one of our past cover features, Megan

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Rise & Shine

Early risers, rejoice! If you wake up before sunrise for a

spin class, to get some extra work done before the day

begins, or to just take a moment for yourself, recent

research shows early risers are generally healthier than

their night owl companions. Night owls have been associated

with affective disorders, cardiovascular disease

and poor metabolic health. Those who identify as night

owls tend to have more stress-related sleepless nights

and tend to be late-night snackers.

Source: www.psychologytoday.com.

Red Wine Rx

Doctors may have

a new treatment

to aid in depression

and anxiety: a

glass of red wine.

Researchers are trying

to find other possible

drug targets to

help aid patients battling

mental illnesses,

and some have

turned to a natural

compound called resveratrol.

Resveratrol

occurs in the skin of

grapes and berries,

and, most famously,

it is in red wine.

However, doctors

and researchers are

not quite ready to

prescribe red wine as

a treatment.

Source: www.

medicalnewstoday.com.

About 50% of people have

diverticulosis by age 50,

according to the American

Gastroenterological Association.

Avoiding

Diverticulosis

Many people assume

that they’re getting

a colonoscopy to

screen for cancer,

but the procedure

can also uncover

diverticulosis, a common

condition when

one or more pockets

develop in the colon

wall, often in the

large bowel. If a

pocket gets infected,

swollen and inflamed,

which happens to

about 5% of people

with diverticulosis, a

condition called diverticulitis

occurs, which

may come with pain

in the lower left abdomen,

fever, chills,

changes in stool or

nausea and vomiting.

Treatment for diverticulitis

often centers

on a short-term lowfiber

diet to quiet the

digestive tract, and

possibly antibiotics to

get rid of the infection.

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Eating for

Energy

Alzheimer’s

Testing

There’s promising

news in the fight

against Alzheimer’s

disease – a blood

test to detect the

brain changes of

early Alzheimer’s

disease has moved

one step closer to

reality. Researchers

report that they can

measure levels of

the Alzheimer’s protein

amyloid beta in

the blood and use

such levels to predict

whether the protein

has accumulated in

the brain. Up to two

decades before people

develop the characteristic

memory

loss and confusion of

Alzheimer’s disease,

damaging clumps of

protein start to build

up in their brains. A

blood test to detect

early brain changes

has moved one step

closer to clinical use.

Source: www.

sciencedaily.com.

Are you always tired and stressed? Are

you tired of being tired and stressed? A

few tweaks in your diet, as well as getting

a few extra hours of sleep, may help

solve those issues. In a small study that

examined the effects of food on sleep

in 26 adults, researchers found that a

dietary pattern low in fiber and higher

in saturated fat (found in red meat and

full and reduced-fat dairy foods) was

linked to poorer sleep quality, with more

nighttime waking and less of the deep,

restorative sleep you need to wake up

feeling refreshed. Eat more fiber, less

saturated fat and sugar, and you are well

on your way to a healthier lifestyle.

Source: www.nbcnews.com.

Sesame Allergy

Increasing

Food allergies are

becoming more

predominant, and

one food allergy is

rising faster than

previous researchers

though: sesame.

Published in JAMA

Network Open, a

recent study shows

more than 1 million

children and adults

in the U.S. have the

allergy, making it

the ninth most common

allergy in the

US. The hidden risk?

It is not an allergy

that is required to

be disclosed on

labels. The Food

Allergen Labeling and

Consumer Protection

Act of 2014 requires

food manufacturers

to only report on the

top eight allergens,

which include milk

and peanuts. So,

beware when eating

packaged foods

if you’re allergic to

sesame.

Source: www.

healthline.com.

Cannabis in Crisis

With the nation

fighting an opioid

crisis, Colorado is

presenting medical

marijuana as a new

solution. Joining two

other states, Illinois

and New York, doctors

in Colorado can

now prescribe medical

marijuana in a

situation they would

typically prescribe

opioids. However,

research does not

yet categorically support

the idea that

medical cannabis can

replace opioids or

reduce opioid dependence

or overdose.

But, with over 130

Americans overdosing

on opioids every

day, these states are

ready to give it

a shot.

Source: www.

nbcnews.com.

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/ by Andy Diamond

5 Surprising

Health Benefits

of Lobster

Andy Diamond is the

President and CFO of

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seafood restaurant specializing

in boiled shellfish

flavored in signature

sauces.

When it comes to eating crustaceans, one of the most popular is lobster. They are seen as a delicacy and are

considered a luxury food all over the world. They pack a punch of nutrients and are very healthy, as long as

you hold back on the melted butter. Lobsters can be boiled or steamed and enjoyed as a main course, appetizer,

in a sandwich or added to dishes like pasta or mashed potatoes.

There are more to these popular crustaceans than buttery meat and luxurious meals. Lobsters are

incredibly beneficial to overall health – quite a bit more than people may realize! Some of the benefits include

building strong bones, boosting brain function, decreasing inflammation and protecting heart health. Below

are a few of the impressive health perks that come with indulging in lobster.

1. Mental health.

Lobsters have a great

amount of omega-3

fatty acids, which

have been shown to

decrease aggression,

impulsiveness and

depression in adults,

according to the

National Institute on

Alcohol and Abuse

and Alcoholism.

Also, they are a

great source of

selenium, which

increases general

well-being and overall

mood, and choline,

which increases

the production of

neurotransmitters

that aids brain

function and

efficiency.

2. Heart health.

Although lobsters

have a high

amount of sodium,

other benefits

include preventing

inflammation and

atherosclerosis. The

high concentration

of omega-3s and

omega-6s can help

balance cholesterol,

in moderation.

3. Energy booster.

One of the best

things about this

crustacean is the

high content of

protein. An essential

part of any diet

is protein intake

because it gives

energy boosts,

which in return can

increase work and

productivity.

4. Reduces

inflammation.

The protein and

“good” fat content

in lobsters could

decrease inflammation.

The omega-3

fatty acids assist in

stabilizing cholesterol

and increase the

production of prostaglandins

that protect

the body, which is

important for everything

from arthritis

to cardiovascular and

circulatory health.

5. Strong bones.

Milk isn’t the only

thing that helps grow

strong and durable

bones. Lobsters

do, too! Not only is

it one of the most

delicious foods in the

world, it’s also one

of the densest when

it comes to calcium

and phosphorus.

These minerals are

required to increase

bone density that

helps to prevent

osteoporosis and

other age-related

conditions linked to

frail bones.

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Servings Size: 4

GREEN GODDESS

SAUCE

1 avocado

1 cup cilantro

leaves

1 jalapeno, ribs and

seeds removed

1 clove garlic

2 limes

½ cup water

½ cup olive oil

1 teaspoon salt

½ cup unsalted

almonds

cook

Green

Goddess

Chicken

Bowl

/ recipe and photo by Erica Ptak

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creator of Founded

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SAUTEED SPINACH

1 5-ounce pack

baby spinach

1 tablespoon garlic

1 tablespoon

olive oil

Juice of ½ lemon

ADDITIONAL ITEMS

1 cup mini heirloom

tomatoes

Olive oil

Salt and pepper

4 chicken breasts

1 cup quinoa

½ avocado

FOR THE SAUCE: Add all ingredients except for the almonds into a food processor. Once all ingredients are blended together, add in

almonds. For the spinach: Saute all ingredients in a pan over medium heat until spinach is fully wilted. Squeeze fresh lemon juice over the

spinach after all ingredients are sauteed. For the tomatoes: Saute 1 cup of mini heirloom tomatoes in a pan with 1 tablespoon of olive oil, salt

and pepper. For the chicken: Add four chicken breasts on a grill pan with olive oil, salt and pepper. To assemble: Place cooked quinoa on the

bottom of the bowl. Top with sliced grilled chicken, sauteed tomatoes, spinach, avocado, and drizzle green goddess dressing over the top.

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food

/ by Mandy Holmes

Drop it Low

Dishes that make carb counting easy

Whether it takes the form of the keto or paleo diet, eliminating

carbohydrates has become an increasingly popular way to

stay healthy. Valley restaurants are taking notice, serving

up dishes that are low in carbs without sacrificing flavor so

those with strict eating habits can still dine out. Here are some

offerings from local eateries.

Pasta Impasta

Zucchini noodles are

not only a great way

to utilize the overwhelming

supply of

summer squash, but

they’re also a delicious

alternative to

traditional pasta. The

Zucchini Pasta ($16)

at EVO in Old Town

Scottsdale is a veggie-packed

dish with

a spicy kick featuring

spiraled zucchini

noodles, tomato butter,

mushrooms, and

purple cauliflower.

www.evoscottsdale.

com.

From the Garden

Rise and shine

with the Egg White

Garden Omelet ($14)

at Terras at Civana

Resort in Carefree.

Gluten-free and lowcarb

diners can enjoy

the mix of cage-free

egg whites, shiitake

mushrooms, spinach,

asparagus, peppers,

sliced avocado and

fresh herbs served

alongside a simple

salad. www.civanacarefree.com.

Summer Soup

The Chilled Melon

and Tomato Gazpacho

($12) from J&G

Steakhouse delivers

a fresh taste of summer,

combining inseason

produce like

melon, tomato, and

jumbo lump crab for

a refreshing low-carb

soup. www.jgsteakhousescottsdale.com.

Spice Things Up

The Spa Café at The

Boulders Resort and

Spa offers simple

healthy food that

takes advantage of

the ripe produce

found in the resort’s

own certified

5,600-square-foot

organic garden. A

favorite amongst

guests is the Sriracha

Chicken Summer

Rolls ($16), full of

crisp vegetables,

Napa cabbage, fresh

cilantro, avocado,

and soy ponzu dipping

sauce that can

be enjoyed poolside

or outdoor amongst

the desert boulders.

www.theboulders.

com.

Eat the Whole

Pizza

With only 19 grams

of carbs in the entire

crust, the cauliflower

crust pizza at My Pie

Pizza can be customized

with your choice

of toppings. Or order

the Mr. White pizza

($8) where all of the

toppings are zero

carbs, making the

entire pizza just 19

grams of carbs. Mr.

White is topped with

garlic, olive oil, parmesan,

ricotta and

mozzarella. www.pizzayourway.com.

Go Green

The healthy So Fresh

and So Green Salad

($14) at The Vig is

the perfect side or

entree that won’t

leave you weighed

down. The mix of

all things green

including sprouts,

kiwi, peas, avocado,

onions, cucumber,

broccoli, pistachios,

spinach, and kale

is topped with a

kiwi-lime vinaigrette.

www.thevig.us.

Healthy Mexican

Food

Agave del Scottsdale

offers a variety of

unique Mexican

carpaccio to choose

from. Veggie lovers

will appreciate

the Carpaccio de

Calabaz ($13) with

shaved fresh calabacin

squash topped

with beet microgreens,

bell peppers,

almonds, crumbled

goat cheese drizzled

with a tangy house

vinaigrette. www.agavedescottsdale.com.

Caulipower

Calling

True Food Kitchen’s

Cauliflower Polenta

($12) is a healthier

option to traditional

polenta and is both

vegan and gluten-free.

Made with grilled

broccoli, snow peas,

edamame, snap peas,

zucchini, watermelon

radish, and topped

with chili threads, the

dish has the familiar

feel of a comfort

food, with less carbs

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weight loss news

/ complied by Kelly Potts

Outrunning

Your Genes

For people who inherit genes that increase their chance of becoming

obese, there is hope. A study published in PLOS Genetics has identified

the types of exercise that are especially effective at combating

genetic effects that contribute to obesity. The researchers looked

specifically at five measures of obesity, such as body mass index

(BMI), body fat percentage and waist-to-hip ratio. They found that

regular jogging was the best type of exercise for managing obesity,

according to the five measures. Moreover, mountain climbing,

walking, power walking, certain types of dancing, and long yoga

practices also reduce BMI in individuals predisposed to obesity.

Surprisingly, cycling, stretching exercises, and swimming did not

counteract the genetic effects on obesity.

Source: www.sciencedaily.com.

Calorie Cuts

In a study published

in the

Lancet Diabetes

& Endocrinology,

a group of 143

healthy men and

women who ranged

in age from 21 to

50 restricted their

calorie intake by

25% for two years.

Results showed

weight loss and body

fat reduction, with

improved cholesterol

levels, lower blood

pressure, better

blood sugar control,

and less inflammation.

Some of the

benefits stemmed

from the fact that

they lost weight but

researches believed

it was not just due

weight loss alone,

suggesting that caloric

restriction may be

a useful tool for better

health and weight

loss.

Source: www.

nytimes.com.

KETO SIDE

EFFECT: Skin

Rash

Side effects of fad or

trendy diets come in

all shapes and sizes,

and it seems the

keto diet has found

its match. Following

a ketogenic diet can

sometimes cause

a red, itchy skin

rash, which people

commonly refer

to as keto rash.

Researchers do not

yet know exactly

why a ketogenic diet

causes skin inflammation,

but they

believe that this rash

may be linked to

ketosis.

Source: www.

sciencedaily.com.

The Forgotten Waist Size

A study from the University of Iowa found that some people considered to be a normal

weight could unknowingly be at high risk for obesity-related health issues. The study

reported that a subgroup of people who are considered to be normal weight as measured

by body mass index (BMI) could actually be at high risk for death because of their waist

size. Researchers linked mortality rates to the respondents’ BMI as well as their central

obesity, which is the excess accumulation of fat around a person’s midsection that has

been linked to an array of health problems and is measured by waist circumference. The

study concluded that the two primary causes of death in people who had normal BMI but

high waist size were cardiovascular disease and obesity-related cancer.

Source: www.medicalnewstoday.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…

Erin

AGE: 44

ABOUT ME: I

moved here from

New Jersey to

work in brain surgery.

After assisting

a surgeon with

the removal of a

brain tumor as a

nurse, I was fascinated.

I applied

to the worldrenowned

Barrow

Neurological

Institute and

prayed for months

that I would get

a call for an interview.

I got the

call, had a phone

interview, and was

offered a job the

next day. Seven

years later, I am

proud to say that

I still work for

Barrow. My job

challenges me

every day and at

the same time,

makes me appreciate

my life and my

health so much.

Aside from being

a nurse, I cherish

my role as a

mom to my very

loving 13-year-old

daughter. I always

try and ensure

that Sophia knows

and recognizes

that she is cared

about and tuned

into by me. I want

her to grow into a

girl with grit that

has passion and

perseverance for

long-term goals.

MY FAVORITE

BOOK IS: I’m

currently reading

Core 52 by Mark

E. Moore.

WHAT I’M

LOOKING FOR

IN A SIGNIFI-

CANT OTHER:

I am looking for

someone that

wants the best for

me and I want the

best for him. This

is what author

Gary Zukav refers

to as a “spiritual

partnership,”

when two people

allow each other

to be valued and

seen it eliminates

any and all competition.

THE MOST

IMPORTANT

QUALITIES

TO ME ARE:

Maturity, consistency,

decisiveness,

and

strength.

THE LEAST

IMPORTANT

QUALITIES TO

ME ARE: I am

not concerned

about anyone’s

past or mistakes.

Interested In Meeting Our Single?

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

on the

Move

Safe muscle pump with

a baby bump

Megan Rigby is a Doctor of Nursing Practice and Nutrition Consultant.

muscle

/ by Megan Rigby / photos by James Patrick

Finding out you are pregnant is one of the

happiest times for a mom. But, with all the joy

comes uncertainty and fears. A common area of

concern is nutrition and fitness. There is usually

a lot conflicting opinions. While many can

agree upon the need for a nutritious diet, fitness

stands as a gray area for most. Understanding

what to do can be a new level of worry, but with

the approval from your OB-GYN, mindfulness

of body cues and a healthy routine, you can

continue an active lifestyle. Research shows

that pregnant women who remain active during

pregnancy experience less co-morbidities, easier

labor and quicker recovery.

The American College of Obstetricians and

Gynecologists recommends a pregnant woman

aim for 20 to 30 minutes of activity daily. This

can include cardio and/or weight training. For

cardio, it is recommended to limit yourself to

activities that are light on the joints. While

some may continue activities such as running,

this will be based on pre-pregnancy routines.

Most pregnant women are better off with

swimming, walking, stair-stepper or rowing.

For weighted exercise, it is advised to avoid

any back-lying exercises, high impact jumping,

excess heavy lifting and strenuous abdominal

exercises. This total-body, safe pregnancy

workout will keep your blood pumping.

CIRCUIT #1

Perform 12-15 reps

of each exercise back

to back and then rest

for 2 minutes. Repeat

this a total of three

times.

Alternating

Lunges with Bicep

Curl

Begin standing with

feet together and

hands at side holding

dumbbells. Take a

big step forward with

one foot and lower

into a lunge. As you

lower into a lunge,

turn hands palm up,

keeping elbows at

your side and move

forearms in a curling

motion. Bring front

foot and arms back to

starting position and

repeat on opposite

leg. Continue alternating

legs for all reps.

Single Arm Row

With the dumbbell

in one hand, bend

forward from the hips

and extend your arm

downward. Place

your other hand on

your thigh or a bench

for balance. Pull the

weight up to your

side while squeezing

your lat at the top

of the movement.

Lower back down

and repeat. Perform

all reps on one side

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and then switch.

Insider’s tip: Keeping

feet hip width apart

can allow room for

your little bump and

full range of motion.

Incline Push-up

with Shoulder Tap

Start in a high plank

position with palms

flat on a bench or

chair. Shoulder and

wrists should be

stacked over each

other. Bend arms and

lower body toward

the bench. Push

away from bench

to return to starting

position. At the top

pick up left hand and

cross over to touch

right shoulder. Bring

hand back down and

copy same motion

with opposite hand.

Repeat movement

into a push-up with

shoulder tap.

CIRCUIT #2

Perform 12-15 reps

of each exercise back

to back and then rest

for 2 minutes. Repeat

this a total of three

times.

Squat Press

Stand with feet hip

width apart. Holding

dumbbells at your

shoulders with palms

turned in. Bend your

knees and lower into

a squat position while

keeping chest lifted.

On the upward movement

push weights

up above your head

with a slight bend

in elbow. Be sure to

keep palms facing

inward and move up

in a straight line.

Step-up with

Front Raise

Stand facing bench

or chair with dumbbells

at your side.

Place one foot flat

on elevated surface.

Drive through front

foot and push off

back foot to a standing

position on bench.

Raise dumbbells with

palms down to shoulder

width and slowly

lower back down.

Lower back leg down

and repeat on same

side until reps are

complete and then

switch.

5 TIPS TO CONSIDER WHEN

EXERCISING PREGNANT:

Stay hydrated before, during and after

exercise.

Nourish yourself approximately 1 hour

before exercise to provide proper fuel.

Monitor HR and keep at/below 160.

Assess level of exertion: You should be able

to carry on a conversation during workout.

Listen to your body! Do not workout

beyond your pre-pregnancy routine. Consider

your experience level.

DISCLAIMER: Always check with your

OB-GYN first, before beginning an exercise

program while pregnant.


alance

By Michael Carlton, MD

Bye-bye

Booze

The benefits of living an alcohol-free

lifestyle in a wine mom world

Many adults have a glass of wine or a cocktail at the end of the

day to relax and take the edge off. The growing use of alcohol

among women has become a public health concern in recent

years, according to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and

Alcoholism. New research published in the Canadian Medical

Association Journal suggests skipping that daily libation could

help women’s mental health. The study found that women

who gave up alcohol improved their mental health and overall

quality of life. For years, moderate drinking has been touted as

harmless and can increase longevity. Lately, science suggests

that there is no safe amount of alcohol as the life-altering risks

outweigh any potential benefits.

Alcohol impacts women differently than men from the first

sip to metabolism to recovery, and these differences will make it

more likely to cause long-term health problems in females like

increased risk of breast cancer. Many people consume alcohol

in order to relax and reduce anxiety and stress. At first alcohol

relieves anxiety, but it also activates parts of the brain that

increases anxiety levels later on, which could lead to a dangerous

cycle of needing more alcohol to suppress the anxiety.

Over time, alcohol could play a major factor in experiencing

depressed moods, irritability, high levels of stress and poor

sleep.

The numbers are rising in women 35 and older, around the

time of motherhood, who report casual drinking, binge drinking

and dependency. Studies have found that the American culture

plays a part in women’s alcohol misuse with the “mommy juice”

phenomenon that has normalized drinking in a negative way.

This wine-moms culture sends a message that drinking will help

diminish the stress from their day.

Alcohol can be an enjoyable part of life, but it can also carry

serious issues that can negatively impact one’s health. So, what

are some short-term and long-term benefits of living an alcoholfree

life for women?

Dr. Michael Carlton is

the Medical Director

for A Better Today

Recovery Services

and has over 30 years

of experience in

treating addiction. A

Better Today Recovery

Services (ABTRS) is a

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alumni events, the center

continues to care for

clients after treatment.

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1. Improved overall

health and

well-being

Quitting alcohol

reduces the chances

of developing a plethora

of alcohol-related

illnesses including

seven various types

of cancers, stroke,

liver disease and

heart disease.

2. Mental health

While alcohol may

have a temporary

positive influence

on mood, it is also

linked to depression,

anxiety and suicidal

thoughts. Sobriety

will help you become

calmer, less anxious,

and less irritable. It

5. More sleep

Without alcohol,

the quality of sleep

will increase with

improved REMs,

continual circadian

rhythm and give the

ability to fall into

a deeper state of

sleep.

After giving up alcohol

for one month,

revisit how it made

you feel, see if you

noticed any changes

and reexamine your

relationship with

alcohol. Explore any

other new hobbies

to start up. Get creative,

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3. Weight loss

Not drinking alcohol

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goodbye beer gut and

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Alcohol is a diuretic

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Without consuming

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nutrition

/ by Karey Northington

Whether you are sending the kiddos off to

school, attending classes yourself, working

long hours at the office, or multitasking a

never-ending to-do list, staying sharp is a

must. Specific vitamins and minerals help

with cognitive function, mental clarity and

multitasking. The following foods, vitamins

and minerals are the perfect items to add to

your grocery list for brain gains.

Food for

Thought

What to eat for improved mental

focus and cognitive function

30 ScottsdaleHealth 09/19


Antioxidants

Oxidative stress is

a condition that has

been proposed to

lead to disease processes

in the body,

namely Alzheimer’s

disease. When food

is broken down for

energy, a byproduct

called free radicals

are created. Free

radicals are detrimental

to your body

and brain function.

Antioxidants link

with free radicals

and help eliminate

them. Choose bright,

colorful foods for the

highest concentration

of antioxidants, like

berries, red grapes,

oranges, carrots,

eggplant, peppers,

and tomatoes. Dark

leafy veggies are also

a great option.

Omega-3 Fatty

Acids

Omega-3 fatty acids

aid in concentration

and memory,

and studies have

shown improvement

in symptoms

of depression and

anxiety in those

regularly consuming

enough omega-3.

Omega-3s have also

shown benefits to

brain health during

pregnancy, help to

fight off age-related

mental decline, and

reduce your risk of

Alzheimer’s disease.

Fatty fish that include

omega-3 are salmon,

herring, mackerel,

and trout, or throw

some sardines on

your pizza.

Creatine

Creatine is often

discussed in the fitness

community with

regards to its ability

to increase muscle

protein synthesis, but

often forgotten when

it comes to cognition.

Creatine is effective

enough to reduce

the symptoms of

Huntington’s disease

and Parkinson’s. In

one study, sleepdeprived

participants

were supplemented

with creatine. The

cognitive deficits

caused by sleep

deprivation were

either reduced or

negated. Exhausted

parents, rejoice!

Creatine can

also be used as an

add-on supplement

for depression. It

reduces the effects

of environmental

stress – think of your

kids smashing their

toys while you are

trying to compose a

work email. Creatine

can blunt the effects

of the noise on your

ability to think clearly.

Creatine is

found in red meat,

poultry and fish.

Steak, tuna, chicken,

herring, salmon,

venison, and cod are

among the foods

with the highest concentration.

Caffeine

One of the most

popular supplements

to date, caffeine

stimulates brain

chemicals like glutamate

and dopamine.

The increase in these

chemicals positively

affects mental

clarity, gives you

energy, and fights

age-related mental

decline. Caffeine also

increases serotonin,

aka the “feel good”

chemical. Serotonin

enhances your mood.

Energy, mental

focus, and a good

mood. Sounds like a

winner!

Tea and coffee

are excellent sources

of caffeine. Avoid

caffeine consumption

late in the day

to decrease sleep

disturbances. Sleep

is another crucial

factor to boost brain

function, so take care

to keep your zzz’s

as uninterrupted as

possible.

Vitamin B12

B12 is found in

meat, fish and milk.

B12 boosts cognitive

process related

to memory, learning,

attention, and

problem-solving. It

also allows you to

metabolize protein,

carbohydrates, and

fats properly. B12

is a water-soluble

vitamin, meaning the

body cannot store

it for long periods.

Providing the body

with B12 daily is

essential.

Once your kitchen

is stocked, don’t

forget to hydrate!

Good old H2O cannot

be overlooked.

Staying hydrated

will allow your body

and brain to function

optimally through

proper digestion and

absorption of muchneeded

nutrition and

excretion of waste.

Increase your intake

through the warmer

months in Arizona to

at least 10 glasses

each day.

With proper

nutrition, you won’t

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your best, too!

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redefining the healthcare

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The QTscan

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Though not

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Tomato and

Watermelon

Salad

Recipe courtesy of Doughbird,

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SERVING SIZE: 4

SALAD

2 heads romaine

lettuce

1 sprig watercress

½ cup tabbouleh

(recipe on right)

½ cup sliced and

seeded cucumber

½ cup shaved

cauliflower

1 cup heirloom

tomatoes

2 cups cubed

watermelon

2 tbsp fresh garden

herbs

6 tbsp champagne

vinaigrette (see

below)

GARNISHES

4 tbsp crumbled

feta cheese

4 tbsp chopped

roasted pistachios

2 tsp zahtar

TABBOULEH

½ cup extra virgin

olive oil

½ cup lemon juice

Zest of ½ a lemon

1 ½ tbsp of

champagne vinegar

2 tsp salt (or to taste)

2 tsp freshly ground

black pepper (or to

taste)

2 ½ cups cooked

white quinoa

½ cup chopped

parsley

2 tbsp chopped mint

1 finely minced

shallot

CHAMPAGNE

VINAIGRETTE

¾ cup champagne

vinaigrette

1 tbsp granulated

sugar

2 tsp salt

1 cups olive oil

For the tabbouleh: In a large mixing bowl, combine the olive oil,

lemon juice, lemon zest, champagne vinegar, salt, and pepper. Whisk

until fully combined. Then mix in remaining ingredients with a spatula

or wooden spoon until fully incorporated. Serve cooled. For the vinaigrette:

Combine champagne vinegar, salt, and sugar. Slowly add

oil while stirring constantly until fully emulsified. To assemble the

salad: Combine all salad ingredients in a large mixing bowl. Gently

toss to coat all ingredients. Add garnishes. Enjoy!

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Now Open: Life Studio

Late last month, Life Studio opened in Old Town Scottsdale.

The center is led by wellness chiropractor, Dr. Julio Reis, and

natural fertility acupuncturist, Jessi Reis. The clinic, which has

a calming, yoga studio vibe, provides vitalistic chiropractic care,

acupuncture and traditional Chinese medicine. Areas of specialty

include pediatrics, care for before, during and after pregnancy, and

wellness care for those looking to take their health to the next

level. www.lifestudiowellness.

The book

features a

how-to section

to guide

others on

their path to

wellness

The Path to

Wellness

Brave New

Medicine: A Doctor’s

Unconventional

Path to Healing

Her Autoimmune

Illness is available

beginning this

month. Dr. Cynthia

Li’s memoir takes

readers through

her mysterious

autoimmune illness

journey and how

her diagnosis forced

her to become her

own expert. She

talks investigating

the root causes of

disease, and how to

heal the mind, body

and spirit. The book

also features a howto

section to guide

others on their path

to wellness. Available

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life

A Lunchtime

Solution

KeepCool recently

launched its new line

of sustainable bags,

Out of the Woods at

Target. The 20-yearold

company aims to

eliminate single-use

bags with its reusable

and insulated

soft-sided bags. The

brand’s new partnership

with Target

offers three lunch

designs. The sleek,

functional line of

totes and insulated

cooler bags are made

from a renewable,

lightweight material

derived from paper

that matches the

strength and

aesthetics of

leather while

being 100% animalfree.

The three

lunch bags will be

available through

this month. www.

outofthewoods.

com or www.

target.com.

Something

is Brewing

A new single-serve coffee option is now available: Steeped.

Brewed similar to tea, Steeped Coffee comes in nitro-sealed

Steeped bags, made using renewable and compostable materials.

With Steeped, freshly ground specialty coffee is available in a

single serving. The idea is aimed to combat the environmental

impact created by single-use coffee pods. Steeped Coffee delivers

fresh roasted, pre-portioned precision ground, micro batched

coffee in customized full imersion filters. Customers just steep

each bag in hot water for five minutes to allow the coffee to

develop its body and flavor. www.steepedcoffee.com.

Better Snacking

The makers of the

pea-based snacking

favorite, Harvest

Snaps, recently

launched their

new Russet potato

Spudkins to stores

across the U.S., as

well as Amazon. The

potato-based option,

which is crispy on

the outside and airy

on the inside, aims

to be a healthier,

less greasy option

to traditional potato

chips. Spudkins are

cooked with a special

method that requires

25% less oil than traditional

potato chips.

The healthier snack

alternative comes in

three flavors: Honey

Barbecue, Yellow

Cheddar, and Sour

Cream & Onion.

www.spudkins.com.

Unwind Outdoors

The eighth annual free Fall Concert Series at Scottsdale

Quarter will begin this month. The eight-week series will kick

off on Sept. 7 from 5 to 7 p.m. and will run at the same time

every Saturday through Oct. 26. There will be a mix of music

genres throughout, including retro groups, rock ‘n’ roll acts

and reggae performers. There will also be artists painting

murals during the shows. www.scottsdalequarter.com.

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Click and Collect

Last month, Sprouts expanded its

Instacart “click and collect” grocery

pickup and is now offering the service, as

well as delivery, to Phoenix-area markets,

including the Scottsdale locations. The

click and collect option is now available

for customers to buy online and pick

up curbside at Sprouts. Pickup can be

scheduled for the same day or up to

several days in advance. Customers will

be alerted when their orders are ready

for pickup by a personal shopper, who

will greet them at a designated pickup

parking lot location when they arrive and

check in using their smartphone.

www.delivery.sprouts.com.

Taste Buds Reset

Released this past June, Eat Like you

Give a Fork: The Real Dish on Eating

to Thrive is by Mareya Ibrahim, a chef,

holistic nutrition coach, author and

entrepreneur. She is the author of The

Clean Eating Handbook, and a signature

chef to the New York Times bestseller

The Daniel Plan: 40 Days to a Healthier

Life. In her new book, she invites you to

reset your taste buds and your kitchen

with her eight essential eating strategies

(the 90/10 rule and go gluten-free

super grains are two of them). She also

presents more than 80 recipes, such

as Zucchini Noodles with Romesco

Sauce and Overstuffed Sweet Potatoes

with Chipotle Lime Yogurt. Available on

Amazon, www.amazon.com.

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toys, tech & gear

/ by Gabby Leighton

Namaste

Necessities

Experience-enhancing yoga accessories

Whether you are brand new to yoga or

have been practicing it for years, there’s

always room for new gear. Though you

don’t technically need any equipment to

be a yogi, we’ve rounded up a few accessories

to strengthen your skills.

Manduka Pro

Yoga Mat

It all starts with the

mat, and Manduka is

known as the brand

to buy. With over 2

million Pro Series

mats sold in over 100

countries over the

past 20-plus years

of its existence,

this option really is

universally acknowledged

as the best

mat in the industry.

Besides its stellar

lifetime guarantee,

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the ultra-dense mat

is comfortable and

cushioned to protect

joints and give support.

The closed-cell

surface prevents

sweat from seeping

into the mat and

its latex-free, with

non-toxic, emissionsfree

manufacturing.

Additionally, it’s formulated

to help your

grip stronger so you

can hold each pose

with confidence.

The standard mat

is 71 inches long,

but some colors are

available in extralong,

coming in at

85 inches. Standard

length, $120-$140

depending on color

at Manduka, www.

manduka.com.

Lululemon The

Towel

It’s not a requirement

to use a yoga towel

but it helps to add

traction, acting as a

slip-resistant layer

between you and

your mat for extra

grip on when transitioning

between

poses. This absorbent,

lightweight

option is made from

slip-resistant microfibre.

The one-size

towel comes in a

variety of colors,

allowing you to blend

in with options like

grey and black, or

add some pizzazz to

your practice with

fun patterns and

vibrant colors. $38-

$42 depending on

color at Lululemon,

www.lululemon.com.

Gaiam Studio

Select On-The-Go

Yoga Mat Carrier

From home to car

to studio and back

again, carrying your

rolled mat can be a

bother – especially if

it decides to unroll at

the worst time. This

carrier lets you easily

store and transfer

your mat, fitting

nearly any size mat.

It is made from a

quick-dry Nylon fabric

and features an internal

hook-and-loop

strap to secure your

mat. The outer straps

make for easy carrying

over the shoulder

or backpack-style,

and there’s even a

zippered pocked to

keep your phone,

keys or wallet secure

during class. $20

at Dick’s Sporting

Goods (exclusively),

www.dickssportinggoods.com.

URBNFit Yoga

Block

A block is often used

as an extension of

the arms, to help

balance, elongate

your stretching and

ensure posture

alignment. Another

purpose is to support

the back, head and

hips and help you

hold poses for longer

periods of time. This

standard size block

can also be used for

meditation, Pilates,

and other workouts.

The lightweight block

is made from EVA

foam, which is recyclable

and non-toxic.

The material is nonslip

and moistureresistant.

It also

comes with a downloadable

mobile PDF

yoga block workout

guide and stretch

strap. Available in

pink, purple and teal.

$17.99 at Amazon,

www.amazon.com.

Alo High-waist

Moto Legging

Founded in 2007, Alo

is a leading brand of

clothing in the yoga

and overall fitness

industry. Designed

with the studio-tostreet

mindset, the

garments are both

fashionable and

functional. The Moto

collection is a fanfavorite,

featuring

a contoured mixed

matte/shine fabric

and forward mesh

panels to create a

moto-style pant.

The legging is engineered

to lift, sculpt,

and contour, with a

moveable feel. The

four-way stretch fabric

is equipped with

moisture-wicking

antimicrobial technology

for those

sweatier classes and

this high-waist version

has a “hold-itin”

5-inch waistband.

$114 at Nordstrom,

www.nordstrom.

com.

Hydro Flask

32-Ounce Wide

Mouth Bottle

with Flex Cap

You don’t have to

be a yogi to be a

fan of a great water

bottle. However, you

will definitely need

to keep hydrated

before, during and

after class. This

vessel keeps your

beverages chilled

(and carbonated),

whether you’re in

the studio or off

on an adventure.

The stainless-steel

growler has a Fresh

Carry System, which

ensures a leakproof

seal, temperature

control (keeping liquids

hot for up to 12

hours and cold for up

to 24) and portability.

This particular version

holds 32 ounces

for all-day hydration,

but both smaller

and larger options

are available. Hydro

Flasks are BPA- and

phthalate-free.

Available in a large

variety of colors with

additional lids sold

separately. $39.95 at

Hydro Flask, www.

hydroflask.com.

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crazy 8s

From little movements like blinking to larger

ones like running, the muscular system is

responsible for every single movement in

your body. While you control some muscles

voluntarily, others do their jobs without

having to think about it, allowing you to

move, speak, chew, breathe, digest and

more. Here are eight other facts about the

system that keeps you going.

Crazy Facts

About the

Muscular System

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1. How many? Your

body contains more

than 600 muscles,

from the ones you

can actually feel, like

your biceps, to the

ones that keep your

heart beating.

2. Type breakdown.

There are three types

of muscles in the

body: skeletal, which

are attached to bones

and care consciously

controlled; smooth,

which are inside

of blood vessels

and organs, and

cannot be voluntarily

controlled; and

cardiac, which are

located in the heart

and responsible for

pumping blood.

3. Scaling it.

Muscle makes up

approximately 40%

of total body weight.

A cubic inch of

muscle weighs three

times more than a

cubic inch of fat.

4. Biggest to

smallest. The

largest muscle in the

body is the gluteus

maximus and the

tiniest are located in

the inner ear, called

tensor tympani and

stapedius.

5. Strength matters.

Based on its size,

the strongest muscle

in the body is called

the masseter, which

is located in your

jaw and allows you

to chew. But, the

hardest working

muscle is the heart,

which pumps about

2,500 gallons of

blood daily.

6. Opposites

control. The motor

cortex on the right

side of the brain

controls the muscles

on the left side of

the body, and the

motor cortex on the

left side controls the

muscles on the right

side of the body.

7. Natural

thermometer. One

important function of

the muscular system

is maintaining normal

body temperature.

Almost 85% of

the heat a person

generates in their

body comes from

contracting muscles.

The skeletal muscles

increase their activity

(think shivering) to

make heat if the

body heat falls below

an optimal level.

8. Get connected.

Tendons are a

connect tissue that

connect muscles to

bones in the body.


funnies

The Joke’s on Us!

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

“What’s the difference between a piano, a tuna and glue?”

the dad asks his son.

“What?” the son says, unsure.

“You can tuna piano, but you can’t piano a tuna,” the dad says.

“What about the glue?” the son says.

“I knew you’d get stuck there.”

Have you ever tried to eat a clock?

It’s very time consuming.

DID YOU HEAR

ABOUT THE RESTAURANT

ON THE MOON?

GREAT FOOD,

NO ATMOSPHERE.

Two guys were out walking their dogs on a hot day when they passed by a bar. “Let’s go in

there for a beer,” the first guy says. “They won’t let us in with our dogs,” the second guy

replies. “Sure they will, just follow my lead,” the first guy says.

He goes up to the bar, and sure enough the doorman says, “I can’t let you in here with

that dog.” He replies, “Oh, I’m blind and this is my Seeing Eye dog.” “OK then, come on in,”

the doorman says.

The second guy sees this and does the same thing. He goes up to the bar, and the doorman

says, “You can’t come in here with a dog.” He replies, “I’m blind and this is my Seeing

Eye dog.” The doorman responds, “You have a chihuahua for a Seeing Eye dog?” The second

guy stops for a second, and exclaims, “They gave me a chihuahua?”

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Certified Pilates instructor Jennifer Bowie emphasizes

the psychological benefits of movement

/ by Elizabeth Liberatore / photos by James Patrick / hair by Carissa Mott; makeup by Lisa Moore

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The benefits of exercise are numerous. Higher

sleep quality, more energy, and stronger brain

health are some of the more obvious ones.

The lesser known include psychological benefits,

as exercise is a powerful prescription for

common mental health issues like depression

and anxiety.

Jennifer Bowie, who has her bachelor’s

degree in psychology, was so fascinated by

the healing powers of physical movement that

it prompted her to become a certified personal

trainer. She’s been training people for more

than 10 years and, having earned additional

certifications, is a Pilates, barre and Total

the Arizona climate affords. Taking my workouts

outside, whether that is hiking or playing

tennis with friends, is one of the best things

about living here,” she says.

An active lifestyle is the only kind of lifestyle

Bowie has ever known, courtesy of her

parents who encouraged her at a young age

to participate in school sports. Bowie was on

her high school’s dance, cheerleading, volleyball

and track teams, all of which taught her

valuable lessons on disciple, teamwork and

self-esteem.

She remained active throughout college

and competed in her first fitness competition

ating outside of our comfort zone. This is

where the magic happens.”

Bowie is without a doubt making magic

by helping Valley residents transform their

minds and bodies. She trains private clients

and instructs group classes for Pilates, barre

and TRX, which is a piece of training equipment

that uses a suspension system to

workout. Some of her Pilates classes include

both barre and TRX movements for variety.

She teaches approximately 24 classes

a week — so you can’t miss her! — at the

Scottsdale, Promenade, Desert Ridge and

Paradise Valley Club Pilates locations. The

caring, energetic and altruistic instructor will

have you swearing by Pilates, too, after taking

just one class with her.

“Hearing from my clients how much

better they feel each day after class is incredibly

rewarding for me,” she says. “Pilates is

an exercise methodology that is accessible

for everyone regardless of their current fitness

level. The low impact nature and focus

on flexibility and strength makes it an excellent

option for those dealing with injuries,

back issues, and physical limitations.”

“I TOOK MY FIRST PILATES CLASS SIX

YEARS AGO AND I KNEW I NEEDED TO

BECOME AN INSTRUCTOR. THE MIND-BODY

CONNECTION WAS REAL, AND I LOVED IT.”

Resistance Training (TRX) instructor in the

Valley. Bowie is currently working on her master’s

degree in mental health and wellness.

“I expect that my master’s will allow

me to further connect with my clients from a

mind-body perspective,” she says.

Active Living

Born in Las Vegas and raised in Seattle and

Phoenix, Bowie identifies the most as an

Arizonian since she’s lived here the longest.

Plus, Seattle’s year-round gloom wasn’t doing

it for her.

“I love the outdoor fitness lifestyle that

in 2012. Shortly after, she became a certified

personal trainer. And although training clients

was her profession for a good amount of

time, she felt like something was missing.

That something was revealed to her when

she stepped outside of her comfort zone and

took a group Pilates class.

“I took my first Pilates class six years

ago and I knew I needed to become an

instructor. The mind-body connection was

real, and I loved it,” she says. “I believe

that change does not happen when you are

comfortable. Our times of biggest personal

growth and change occur when we are oper-

Starting Within

Bowie’s lean and sculpted physique is a product

of both consistent exercise and healthy

eating. She believes in moderation with

respect to nutrition. She’s tried the overly

restrictive approach and has meal prepped

in the past, but the first wasn’t sustainable

and the second became boring over time.

Bowie will, however, plan out what she’s eating

between classes to healthfully fuel and

sustain herself.

“In general, I eat healthy 80 percent

of the time and the other 20 percent will

indulge in my favorites. Above all, I am a big

believer that enjoying life includes good food

and wine in moderation,” she says.

When she isn’t teaching classes, Bowie

enjoys taking them in her spare time. She

sees group fitness as a way to decompress,

especially as she wraps up her graduate

program.

“I love taking Pilates, barre and yoga

classes. I think finding an hour for oneself

every day is incredibly important for self-care

and reflection,” she says.

She also enjoys traveling with her husband,

hanging out with their two dogs and

being an ambassador for Carbon 38, an online

store for fashionable, high-performing activewear.

In all her life roles — instructor, ambassador,

wife and friend — Bowie reminds those

around her to prioritize themselves.

“Take pride in the baby steps, the little

victories, in order to maintain your motivation.

I know that when I exercise consistently,

I have more energy, confidence, and am

better able to care for my family,” she says.

“Know that self-care is a necessity and not

a selfish act. You must take care of yourself

first, body and mind, or you will have nothing

left to give others.

To learn more, follow Bowie on

Instagram @jen.bowie or sign up for a class

with her at www.clubpilates.com.

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y Gabby Leighton / photos by Shalimar Studios / Shot at TruFusion Scottsdale

After 24 years of talking negatively about

herself, makeup artist Sam Helmer decided

to make a change. She was done with her

bad habits and blaming her weight for her

unhappiness. It’s been five years since she

embarked on a transformation journey. In

the process, she lost a total of 96 pounds

and truly found herself.

LOSING WEIGHT,

GAINING SELF-RESPECT

Sam Helmer’s transformation story from the inside out

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What was your

life like before

you decided to

make a change?

I grew up overweight,

with terrible

eating habits. I loved

any food that was

not beneficial for my

body and I would eat

and eat until I was

sick. Emotionally,

socially, and well

... simply because

I just loved food! I

would try to make

changes and cut

down on food and

starve myself. I was

so uneducated, and

honestly didn’t know

where to start, so

nothing stuck. My

weight would yo-yo

but I was always

unhappy with my

body and the fact

that I felt every “bad

thing” in my life that

happened “to me”

was “because I was

fat.” The reason I

wasn’t popular in

school, the reason

I wasn’t good at

sports, the reason

boys didn’t like me,

the reason I did not

get that job, the list

goes on. I would talk

to myself so negatively

and tell myself

the reason was

because of the way I

looked.

How did you

break this cycle?

After 24 years of

this negative selftalk,

it would have

been so easy to

continue to feel that

way and to stay the

same. However, I

was ready to make

a change. I wanted

respect, and no one

was respecting me

because I did not

respect myself. I

needed to make a

change in order to

not use the fact that

I was overweight as

a reason to not chase

my dreams. But losing

the weight turned

into so much more.

Was there an

event that

triggered this in

your life?

It was actually around

the time that I was

making a lot of other

changes in my life. I

was fresh out of an

unhealthy relationship,

switched career

paths and was moving

cross-country. I

started using the gym

as a release, as my

therapy.

What was the

process like in the

very beginning?

In the very beginning

I would probably go

to the gym a few

times a week. Once

I started to see

results I wanted more

results. Then, my

change became more

drastic. I was in the

gym every single day

and started saying

no to any foods that

weren’t benefiting

my body. This almost

became too drastic.

(Later on I would find

a little more balance,

thankfully!)

What was your

motivation

throughout your

journey?

My motivation was

constantly changing!

But mostly it was

what I was gaining

from my journey.

The better I felt,

the more progress

I made, the more I

wanted to continue

to progress! Also,

I’ve gained so many

great relationships

and gym friends that

are more like family

and they continuously

motivate me as well.

The people in my

corner mean so much

to me.

Beyond the outer

transformation,

how did this

process change

you on the inside?

In the beginning

this was an outer

transformation but

I can say along the

way, at some point,

this became more

of an internal transformation.

Slowly,

the negative self-talk

is becoming less

and I’ve learned to

try to celebrate my

successes, even the

small ones. I am able

to go after what I

want and be happier

in (most) situations

because I feel better

on the inside. Every

day is a work in progress.

How do you plan

on maintaining

this weight?

This is a lifestyle

for me. I love being

healthy, I love working

out. I will continue

to work on myself

internally, stay in the

gym, and work on

finding a balanced

diet that works with

my lifestyle.

What is your

workout and

diet routine now

compared to

what it was when

you were losing

weight?

After “dieting” for

about 6 months very

strictly, I took time

off from tracking my

food to enjoy my

30th birthday. I have

been making (mostly)

healthy decisions

when it comes to

food and have still

been taking around

two classes a day

(when possible) at

TruFusion.

What advice do

you have for

those who want

to change their

life but don’t

know where to

start?

This is one of my

favorite questions

and my answer

will always be two

things: 1. Find something

you love to

do! There are way

too many options as

far as exercise out

there for you to be

doing something that

makes you unhappy.

2. Just start. Do

something every day.

Whether it’s a walk

with your dog, jumping

jacks and sit ups

in your living room –

just move! The pain

is temporary and you

only get stronger.

What are your

favorite active

activities?

Boxing/kick boxing,

HIIT/circuit training,

dancing, hot Pilates,

and hot yoga. I grew

up in Kansas where

there aren’t many

mountains so I have

also obtained a huge

love and appreciation

for hiking!

Do you have any

workout songs

that really get

you pumped up?

I like to work out

to hip-hop and rap,

anything with a good

beat that I can dance

to!

If you could go

back in time and

tell your “old

self” one thing,

what would it be?

That everything I was

going through would

pay off and lead me

to a really, really,

good place in life.

To be patient with

myself.

What do you

hope for yourself

in the future?

As of right now my

main goal is to find

balance in my life

while continuing

to progress. I will

always keep reaching

for new fitness

goals and challenging

myself but the inner

work and my relationships

are just as

important!

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elating

/ by Kaitlyn Vorherr

De-Stress Your Dog

Calming remedies for anxious pets

No matter how hard we try to leave it at the door, we all carry stress home from

our day. Did you know that your stress could be affecting your dog? A recent

Swedish study has shown that high stress levels of owners can increase the stress

levels in their dogs. The concept of “emotional contagion” is not a new one; our

emotional state and wellness can be affected by people around us. Anyone that has

been in a long-term relationship can attest to a commingling of emotions and “bad

moods” spreading like a virus between partners.

The idea of interspecies emotional contagion, as proposed in the study, is

more of a novel concept. The connection you have with your dog is powerful, so

why wouldn’t they be affected by your stress? Your dog may be one factor in your

life, along with work, family, or hobbies. In the case of your dog, you are their

whole life – their workout partner, their cuddle buddy, their “pack.”

Like people, high cortisol levels in your dog from long-term stress can create

health and psychological issues, so how do you de-stress with your dog and

provide both parties a better quality of life? As simply as your stress negatively

affecting your pet, positive and healthy interactions can help lower their cortisol

levels, as well as yours. Here are some ways to de-stress your dog.

Dr. Kaitlyn Vorherr,

DVM, is a veterinarian

at the Arizona

Animal Welfare

League’s low-cost

clinic, MD PetCare,

in Phoenix. AAWL is

the state’s oldest and

largest no-kill animal

shelter. For more

info, visit aawl.org.

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Do what your dog

likes, not what

you think they

like

Some dogs like dog

parks, others don’t.

Some love hiking,

others love puzzles.

Pay attention to signs

of stress or displeasure

in your dog, and

signs of happiness.

reliever, but the

study showed the

dog’s activity level

did not affect their

cortisol levels.

Finding a low impact,

but high value activity,

like curling up

together with a good

book, can provide a

relaxing environment

to help you and your

and so are dogs.

Breaking their standard

routine will

add stress to your

dog, so stick with

a strong schedule.

Having a routine also

helps many people

de-stress, because

there is less to forget

when you’ve done it

a hundred times.

be car rides. Keep an

eye out for triggers

that increase their

stress and find ways

to eliminate them.

Take a new walking

path, hold your game

night at a friend’s

house, skip the road

trips until you both

are in a less stressed

place in life. You

cortisol levels much

better than one who

may be obese or

dealing with other

health concerns. A

combination of high

cortisol, abnormal

weight, and underlying

medical issues

can lead to longterm

or immediate

problems in your

cortisol spikes in

your dog when they

sense your rough day

can be unpleasant,

but not a danger.

If you had a bad

day, hang out with

your dog and relax

without worry. If

you’re consistently

stressed, you may be

passing that stress

We all want the best for our families and pets. Working as a team to decrease stress

is yet another way to strengthen the human animal bond!

You will quickly figure

out what they enjoy

and what they dislike.

By focusing on activities

you both like,

you’ll bond better and

be more relaxed.

Find a good book

and read together

Many people use

exercise as a stress

dog de-stress. Even

a Netflix binge can

be helpful. Maybe

avoid scary movies

so you don’t accidentally

spike your

adrenaline.

Routine, routine,

routine

Humans are pattern

creating animals,

Find those

triggers

Everybody has triggers

that set off their

stress level; loud

noises, long hours,

telemarketers. Your

dog has triggers,

too! Maybe it’s the

neighbor dog on your

walk, maybe it’s new

visitors, it could even

can’t always eliminate

all their triggers,

but keep their stress

down by doing what

you can.

A healthy dog is

a happier dog

Watch those extra

treats and extra

pounds. A healthy

dog can handle high

dog. Don’t forget,

you can’t outrun your

mouth, and neither

can they; staying

healthy starts with a

healthy diet.

A hard day is

rough, a hard

month is a

concern

Acute stress or

along to them, and

will need to increase

your de-stress activities

together.

We all want the

best for our families

and pets. Working as

a team to decrease

stress is yet another

way to strengthen

the human animal

bond!

09/19 ScottsdaleHealth 45


Skin Sins

Tips to avoid common cleasing mistakes

beauty

/ by Pablo Prichard, MD

Ingredients for skin types:

When it comes to having clean skin, Americans tend to make some of the

worst mistakes by incorrectly washing their faces or not even at all.

According to a new survey conducted by OnePoll and CeraVe, 55% of people

do not cleanse their skin daily, 52% use bar soap on their face and 44% use

hand soap. Certain bar soaps have a very high pH that causes skin to become

dry and possibly irritated. Beyond skincare habits, 27% confessed going more

than two weeks without washing their sheets or pillowcases. This leaves skin

vulnerable to breakouts and irritations from sweat, oil and bacteria buildup.

This survey not only sheds light on poor cleansing habits, but also the

lack of knowledge people have in regards to overall skincare health and

techniques. From foaming cleansers to bar soaps, it can be hard to know what

cleansers and ingredients to use.

Here are some essential guidelines to help get radiant, clean and healthy

skin.

Dry to normal

skin

Find a cream-based

cleanser that has

hydrating ingredients

such as hyaluronic

acid, shea butter,

glycerin, lipids and

oils, ceramides or

honey.

Sensitive skin

Look for a mild,

fragrance-free and

sulfate-free cleanser.

It is best to avoid

foaming cleansers

because they can

strip the skin’s necessary

natural oils.

Oily skin

Gel or foaming

cleansers are typically

the best bet. Look

for a product with

non-comedogenic

ingredients like aloe

vera, green tea or

citric acid because

they will not clog

your pores. If prone

to blackheads, pick

a cleanser that contains

salicylic acid.

Combination skin

Use a non-foaming

gel cleanser enriched

with hydrating

ingredients like aloe

vera and glycerin to

deeply moisturize the

skin, which will leave

it glowing, clean and

soft.

Acne-prone skin

Many people

struggle with breakouts

and need to

find a cleanser that

contains exfoliating

agents, including

salicylic and glycolic

acid, as the main

components. It’s

best to avoid cleansers

that have too

many lipids or heavy

oils like coconut oil

or Vitamin E.

Cleansing 101:

1. Use lukewarm

water, not

boiling hot water, and

apply the cleanser

with your fingertips.

2. Try not to use

a washcloth, mesh

sponge or exfoliating

scrubs more

than once a week

because it could irritate

the skin.

3. Rinse with

lukewarm water and

gently pat dry with

a soft towel. Avoid

rubbing the towel on

your skin.

4. Finish with

applying a small

amount of toner on

a cotton ball to blot

on the face. This

resets the skin’s pH

balance, protects

against bacteria and

helps close pores.

Look for alcohol-free

toners with ingredients

like rosewater

for anti-aging properties,

chamomile for

its calming qualities

and salicylic acid or

witch hazel to fight

acne.

5. Try to limit

cleansing to morning

and night and as well

as after sweating.

6. Most importantly,

don’t skip

cleansing before

bed!

Pablo Prichard, M.D. has been the Chief of Plastic Surgery at Honor John C. Lincoln Hospital for 14 years, Medical Director for Plastic Surgery and is Senior

Partner at Advanced Aesthetics Associates. Dr. Prichard serves more than 2,000 patients every year and has specialized in both reconstructive and cosmetic procedures.

For more information, visit drprichard.com.

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/ by David Apeji

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Luke

Kayyem

Megan Yanno and

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Balunsd

Two-year

Anniversary

The Old Town Scottsdale advanced

performance and recovery studio

celebrated two years in business with

giveaways, entertainment, a live DJ

and demos of services. The facility,

which recently welcomed new owner

Carolina Panthers defensive tackle

Dontari Poe to the team, is slated to

open a second Scottsdale location

before February 2020.

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endurance

/ by Lewis Elliot

The Road to

Recovery

Two accessible techniques to employ

With almost all physical training, the body breaks down

before it becomes stronger. Through good sleep, healthy

nutrition, hydration, and proper recovery techniques, positive

gains are made.

It’s almost overwhelming how many new recovery

options now exist -- many are exotic and expensive. Things

like recovery boots, the Theragun, cryotherapy, chiropractic

services and massages, elevated oxygen chambers, and sports

massages are all options available. These methods can be

incredibly beneficial, at both helping you recover and quickly

draining your bank account.

Two tried and true methods of sports recovery that

I strongly believe in are both easy and accessible to most

people. They include vertically elevating your legs on the wall

post-workout, and cold soaks in either a tub or a natural body

of water.

The elevation exercise uses gravity to drain the toxins

out of your tired legs. To perform the leg-elevating method,

ideally put compression socks on and place your legs vertically

on the wall while moving your tailbone as close to the

wall as you can, while keeping the legs straight. The closer

you get, the more vertical your legs will be and the deeper

hamstring stretch you’ll also benefit from, which is an added

bonus. Start with two sets of five minutes of this stretch, and

increase the time up to two sets of 15 minutes as the movement

becomes more normal for you.

The cold therapy is fairly self-explanatory, and also

incredibly helpful. Look for water in the 40 to 60 degree

range, and try to submerge yourself for five to 10 minutes

up to your waistline. Many unheated outdoor home pools are

around this temperature in Arizona during the winter. Streams and creeks in the mountains

also are on the low end of this temperature. Add additional time as you become

more comfortable with this method, working your way up to 20 minutes.

It’s important to let your body heat itself after you take part in cold therapy by drying

off and putting clothes on, or doing a light activity. This forced warming promotes

blood flow and can really help with recovery. As an added benefit, it will also quickly

drop your core temperature on warmer training days.

The more recovery methods you employ, the more quickly you’ll improve. These two

are particularly accessible and fairly easy to execute. Try them for yourself, and you’ll

find yourself ready to work harder again much sooner than expected.

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National Team Cyclist can be reached at lewiselliot@hotmail.com.

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