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October 2018 Newsletter

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Quote Of The Month:  “It's a funny feeling to work with people who you consider your colleagues and to realize that they actually are young enough to be your children.” —(Allen Alda, Actor,Director 1936—)

Congratulations To:

J. Conrad of Chandler, AZ  Winner of our September early payment drawing for 1 free additional year of membership.

Congratulations to our winner and thank you to everyone that entered the drawing.

To Your Health With Jourdin Hendershot:

Lactose Intolerance

Can you imagine being able to drink milk and eat diary products (cheese, yogurt and ice cream) as a child, then as you grew older you started to notice that your stomach gets upset after consuming anything dairy?  Then eventually, those upset stomachs turn into diarrhea and major cramps?

If you are experiencing this, you´re not alone.  About 50 million Americans suffer from Lactose Intolerance, which is classified as an inability to comfortably digest moderate amounts of diary products.

Except for vary rare cases, every newborn has the ability to make lactase, an enzyme that helps the small intestine to digest lactose.  However, as you begin to grow, lactase levels begin to decline.  By the time you´re a teenager, you generally produce only about 10% of the lactase you did as an infant.  With less lactase available, the body may no longer be able to comfortably digest lactose.

Lactose Intolerance is not easily diagnosed.  There are other conditions that have the same symptoms, such as stomach viruses and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).  Luckily, there are a few tests that can be done by your doctor to determine if you are Lactose Intolerant:
  • Breath Test:  They can measure the hydrogen in your breath after you have consumed dairy products.  (Large amounts of hydrogen indicate that lactose is not being fully digested).

  • Blood Test:  They can take a blood sample after consuming dairy products and test for signs of lactose breakdown.

  • Process of Elimination:  They may have you avoid dairy products for a short time to see if symptoms improve.
There is no cure for Lactose Intolerance but if you still want to consume moderate amounts of dairy there are options:
  • Watch what you eat, sometimes Lactose Intolerant people can consume very small amounts of dairy and can comfortably digest it without any symptoms.

  • You might try taking lactate tablets or drops such as Lactaid and Dairy Ease.

    • Tablets are taken before you eat dairy foods, they increase they amount of lactase available in your body to increase lactose digestion.

    • Drops are added to milk.  They break down the lactose in the milk before you drink it.
One of the biggest concerns with people who are Lactose Intolerant is the amount of calcium and nutrients they are missing since they cannot have dairy products.  So, if you or anyone you know is Lactose Intolerant make sure you or they eat a lot of broccoli, okra, kale, fish, almonds and calcium—fortified juices, cereals, soy beverages and tofu.  Lactose Intolerance is not a life threatening diagnosis, it´s just a new way of life!

If you have questions you would like to discuss with Jourdin, feel free to drop her an email by clicking here.

The above health material is provided as an information service.  It should not be used for diagnostic purposes nor is it intended to take the place of the important relationship between you and your doctor.

Grandma´s Kitchen With Grandma C.:

White Chili With Ground Turkey

Grandma C.
  • 2 tbsps olive oil
  • ½ cup white onion, chopped
  • 2 tsp minced garlic
  • 2 tsp ground cumin
  • ½ tsp oregano
  • ¼ cup fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 1 lb of boneless skinless turkey breast, cut into 1 inch cubes
  • ½ lb lean ground turkey
  • 2 cans chicken broth
  • 1 can chickpeas, drained
  • 2 tsps cornstarch
  • 1 tbsp water
  • Salt and pepper
  • Shredded Monterey Jack cheese and sliced scallions for garnish
Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat.  Add chopped onion and saute for 4-5 minutes.

Add turkey and cook until cooked through, no pink left.  Add chicken broth, chickpeas, oregano, cumin and cilantro.

Salt and pepper to taste.  Stir to mix, bring to a boil then reduce heat and simmer covered for 40 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Dissolve cornstarch in water, uncover chili and stir in the cornstarch mixture, bring to a boil and cook 2 minutes more, stirring constantly.  The chili will thicken slightly.

Serve with Monterey Jack Cheese and scallions on top as a garnish.

This is a great recipe for fall!   A hearty comfort food.

Enjoy!  And remember, if it looks and smells good, eat it!!

If you have a recipe that you would like to share with Grandma C., drop her an email by clicking here.


Glendale Gentle Dentistry

 Glendale Gentle Dentistry
Our spotlight for October goes to the city of Glendale, Arizona and shines on Glendale Gentle Dentistry.

At Glendale Gentle Dentistry their goal is to provide excellent dental care, and to give exceptional service from the moment you call their office.  They understand that undergoing even the most basic procedures like a simple cleaning can be a stressful event for some.  The staff is specifically trained to make every patient feel comfortable and relaxed.

Glendale Gentle Dentistry is a full dental service office.  They are not a multi-office dental corporation and therefore can give truly personalized one on one dental care without seeing a different doctor or hygienist at each different visit.

Dr. Kris obtained his undergraduate degree at the University of Western Ontario on the Dean´s list with a degree in psychology/physiology.  He obtained his dental degree with honors at the University of Toronto, one of the most prestigious and progressive dental schools in the world.

His gentle and calm demeanor is well suited to his profession, making patients more relaxed and comfortable.  He truly hopes that every patient leaves the office feeling more relaxed than when they came in.

The practice is located at 8910 N 43rd Ave Suite 104, Glendale, Az 85253.  The phone number is (623)939—5131.  We also invite you to visit them on the web.

Say thank you to your dental office for the excellent manner in which you are treated by nominating your dentist!

Fun Facts:

Crazy, Zany Facts We Bet You Didn´t Know

  • Invented in 1923, Q-Tips were originally called Baby Gays; then Q-Tip Baby Gays, then finally just Q-Tips.  The Q stands for quality.

  • New Jersey had 4 Governors in the span of 8 days in early 2002.  The shortest term of those was served by John Farmer Jr. for 90 minutes.

  • Honey, and items immersed in honey, can be preserved for centuries.  The long shelf life is due to an enzyme found in the stomachs of the bees.

  • There are more people in the U. K. than in Canada, Australia, Norway, and Iceland combined.  The U. K. population is over 65 million.

  • Around 15% of active Twitter accounts are social bots.  This means there are nearly 48 million accounts that are not controlled by humans.

  • Qantas Airways once powered an interstate flight on cooking oil.  This marked Australia´s first commercial flight using sustainably derived biofuel.

  • Polar bears often hunt walruses by simply charging at a group of them and eating the ones that were crushed or wounded in the mass panic to escape.  Direct attacks are rare.

  • The only window that opens on the presidential car is the driver´s window, to pay tolls.  It also has no keyholes, and only the Secret Service know how to open the doors.

  • In the 1980´s, the founder of Pringles, Fredric Baur, requested to be buried in a Pringles can.  His children honored the request.

  • Vernor´s Ginger Ale is the oldest soda still being sold.  It was created by Detroit pharmacist James Vernor in 1866.

  • In 1992, a shipping crate containing 28,000 rubber duckies fell overboard.  They washed up around the world for the next 20 years.
Come back for more in next months issue!

Dental Talk - A Member Blog Forum:

Come blog with us!  Dental Talk with Savon is a fun forum to post your interesting topics!  Your comments are welcome, it´s free to use and no membership is required.

Some of the topics include;

These are just a few of the topics.  Our blog site contains many other interesting topics.  Please join us!!

Here´s Your Answer

Questions From Our Members

Dental term explained

What Is An Impacted Tooth?

Savon’s Answer

An impacted tooth is a tooth that gets blocked as it is pushing through the gum into your mouth.  A common tooth to get impacted is a wisdom tooth.

Wisdom teeth, also known as the third molars, usually begin to come in between the ages of 17 and 21.  In most cases they may become impacted due to the lack of room in your mouth.  They may come in sideways or be tilted in your jaw.

You can have an impacted tooth and not even know it, as some are painless.  When an impacted wisdom tooth tries to come in it can become infected and swollen.  Sometimes you even feel pain in nearby teeth, or in the ear on that side of your face.

If untreated, an impacted tooth can lead to an infection called pericoronitis.  This infection can spread to the throat or into the neck.  Impacted teeth also can get cavities, lead to tooth movement, decay or gum disease.  It also can change the way your teeth come together.

This answer is a reprint from our blog site.

Tommy The Wisdom Tooth On Breast Cancer Awareness Month

More Than 95% of Public Unaware That Too Little Exercise Increases Cancer Risk!

This is an exact reprint from
Regular exercise is an important part of being as healthy as you can be.  Much research has shown that exercise can reduce the risk of breast cancer coming back (recurrence) if you´ve been diagnosed, as well as reduce the risk of developing breast cancer if you´ve never been diagnosed.

Still, a small study suggests that most people don´t know that getting less than the recommended amount of exercise increases the risk of certain cancers, including breast cancer.

The research was published online on Aug. 9, 2018 in the Journal of Health Communication. Read “Awareness of Health Outcomes Associated with Insufficient Physical Activity and Associations with Physical Activity Intentions and Behavior.”

To do the study, researchers from Washington University in St. Louis, Mo., surveyed a diverse group of 1,161 people in the United States.  The researchers wanted to know the diseases people thought were linked to too little exercise.
To do the study, researchers from Washington University in St. Louis, Mo., surveyed a diverse group of 1,161 people in the United States.  The researchers wanted to know the diseases people thought were linked to too little exercise.

The researchers then randomly selected 361 people and analyzed their answers to open-ended questions about the diseases associated with a lack of exercise.  More than 63% of the people were aware that too little exercise can contribute to both cardiac and metabolic problems.  But only about 3% of the people knew that a lack of exercise was linked to a higher risk of certain cancers.

The researchers proposed that the lack of public awareness about the link between lack of exercise and certain cancers might be because public health campaigns have focused on the importance of exercise for heart health and weight loss, without mentioning other health benefits.  “People might be more likely to exercise if they understand just how important physical activity is to their overall health — not just their heart health,” said Erika Waters, lead author of the study and associate professor of surgery at Washington University.

The bottom line is that exercise is good for everyone.  The American Cancer Society recommends that women who have been diagnosed with breast cancer exercise regularly — at least 4 hours per week — to improve their quality of life and reduce the risk of developing new cancers.  If you´re still recovering from breast cancer treatment, along with being busy with work, household chores, and family matters, finding time to exercise almost every day can seem impossible.

It can help to break up your exercise into 20 — or 30 — minute sessions that add up to about 4 hours per week.  Walking is a great way to start.  Maybe you walk 30 minutes before going to work and 20 minutes on your lunch break.  You can add a few more minutes by parking farther away from your building or taking mass transit.  Or you can make plans to walk with a friend after work — you´re more likely to stick with exercise if someone else is counting on you.  Plus, you can socialize at the same time.

Visit the exercise section for tips on exercising safely and how to stick to an exercise routine.  To talk with others about the importance of exercise and breast cancer risk, or to meet others who can help support your exercise goals, join the Discussion Board forum Fitness and Getting Back in Shape.

Until next time; brush, floss and keep smiling!

The above material is provided as an information service and is not intended as medical advice.

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