Becoming

I’ve missed more than 9,000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I’ve been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed. – Michael Jordan Michael Jordan is...

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How Safe is Cannabis for Developing Brains?

Despite what the weed culture is saying about the use of marijuana by children and adolescents, mainly that it is “natural” and “harmless” and not as bad as “other things” (Crack, Meth, Alcohol, etc…) there is plenty of information about short and long-term health effects which may be durable and...

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THE FUTURE OF HEALTHCARE INSURANCE, PART 2

“Does anybody really know what time it is?” If we’re talking about health insurance in the United States, the resounding answer is: No. Nobody knows what time it is at all. Nobody even knows what day it is. “Does anybody really care?” Yes. It turns out everybody really cares. This...

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Yours in Health

Have you ever known change was coming and that it would be good for you but it meant you had to let go of something first? For better or worse, this seems to be applicable to so many aspects of our lives. Whether it’s beginning a new endeavor, moving, or...

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Fibromyalgia and Other Acute and Chronic Pain

Fibromyalgia is not a disease. It’s simply a group of symptoms. For many years patients with this complaint were told it was all in their heads, or told they were depressed and placed on antidepressants. This was because there were no tests that validated the problem: nothing obviously was wrong....

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The Necessity for Joy

One of my patients made the comment that sugar was the only joy she permitted herself. She’s a mom with a full time job. Today women are expected to fulfill all the traditional roles, including childcare, cooking, cleaning and chauffeuring kids around while juggling the additional responsibility of a full...

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Inside and Out, It’s a Special Place

Maintaining your lifestyle when you are ready to move onto the next chapter of your life is on the hearts and minds of most of us. We want to continue to enjoy life the way we have come to know and love it. For many people, our senior years may...

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The Elephant in the Room: Chemical Intolerance

People who have chemical intolerance can’t escape. They suffer from the air they breath, what touches their skin, and what they eat. Seemingly everything around them triggers suffering. Being in a moldy room, eating food with artificial colors and flavors, being in a room with new carpeting, being near someone...

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When Dental Insurance Doesn’t Pay

In our 3rd and final installment of how Jones Family Dental helps our patients with their dental insurance, we will discuss how to manage the problem of insurances not paying for needed patient services. Many times insurance claims aren’t paid right away. Sometimes they send a denial letter or sometimes...

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The Delusion of Separartion

“A human being is a part of the whole, called by us…Universe. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feelings as something separated from the rest — a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison… Our task must be to free ourselves from this...

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Essential Conversations

Last month we focused on “Angry in Anaheim,” a Dear Amy letter. The “Angry” author was furious with her brother for “tearing the family apart” by insisting the doctors follow dad’s “do not resuscitate” instructions in his advance directive. She wanted the doctors to listen to mom and keep dad...

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Tips on Fresh Flower Care

I had a part time job as a floral assistant at my hometown florist during high school as a floral assistant.  My boss, Pauline, was a stickler for doing things right! I learned early on that those initial steps in flower care that she taught me are crucial to helping...

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USE OF ART® TO TREAT KNEE OSTEOARTHRITIS

Osteoarthritis is a common condition that causes pain in the knee joint. This is a degenerative condition where the articular (surrounding) cartilage of the knee joint gradually breaks down. Osteoarthritis of the knee is characterized by: Morning stiffness Swelling Pain Decreased range of motion In addition, the development of osteoarthritis...

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On The Move

There is no question the market is hopping and more and more For Sale signs are popping up. We are interviewing for listings every week and glad to report it looks like more inventory is in our future. Compared to this time last year, the inventory across our county is...

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Rest Days and Recovery Help to Get You Fit!

People often envision CrossFit through a lens of intensity, picturing athletes lifting weights that bend the barbell and rolling on the ground after a workout. As part of the core definition of CrossFit – constantly varied, functional movements executed at high intensity – this is not an inaccurate picture. It...

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Early Warning Systems…

Trees, being the benevolent sentient beings that they are, tend to give us a little warning when they are stressed. Sometimes this warning is loud and clear, sometimes not… A sudden shift in lean, for example, should be a screaming red flag! How can you tell when this happens? Like...

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Lavender

We have partnered with our local English Lavender Farms this month to bring you all things lavender—Lavender Ganache Squares, Lavender Sea Salt Caramels, and Gourmet Lavender Chocolate Sauce. They are all part of our gourmet line. Our delicious Lavender Chocolate confections are made using English Lavender Farms buds and essential...

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We Beg You to Try a Begonia

We are often asked many questions this time of year about the many different kinds of begonias we grow. We grow over 40,000 begonias in the spring and it can often be overwhelming to choose the one you want. A few of the best qualities about begonias are their low...

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2018 Kids Summer Camps at The Co-op

Ashland Food Co-op has teamed up with Rogue Valley Farm to School to offer three different camps this summer. Each week campers will dive into food production, preparation and exploration, with a mix of farm and kitchen experiences that delight the senses and inspire the soul. Rogue Valley Farm to...

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Price vs. Value

I recently had a great conversation, with a great customer, about pricing. He told me that he liked our service, and thought it was high-quality, but when compared to a few other shops in the area, our prices seemed higher. He wanted to know why. My answer lies in value,...

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Inner Guide Expeditions – Get Ready For Your Summer Adventure!

Designed for youth ages 12 to 18, Inner Guide Expeditions offers an awesome selection of upcoming summer adventure trips that will have you wishing that you could enroll! These once-in-a-lifetime trips are not run of the mill, but are multifaceted wilderness adventures created to inspire, awaken, and rekindle one’s deeper...

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Mountain Meadows 55+ Community – The Art of Living

Mountain Meadows is an award-winning 55+ community in beautiful Ashland, Oregon. This community has won numerous awards national awards and continues to attract interesting and active individuals to Ashland.  Thoughtfully designed, the community sits on 27 acres of mature trees, well-maintained landscaping and a year-around stream and pond. Residents of...

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Implants Prosthetics

Last month we reviewed various ways that dental implants can be placed, from free-hand to fully guided surgery.  This month we’ll review various ways that teeth can be affixed to dental implants.  Implant prosthetics can range from single teeth to an entire arch.  The prosthetic can also be limited to...

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Asurent Property Management: High Profits – Happy Residents

If you are an owner of a rental property here in Ashland, Oregon then you won’t want to miss this special report. Locally owned Asurent® Property Management is earning more profits for their property owners while keeping residents happy and secure in their rentals. What makes this company so successful?...

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Lucia Light N3 – Mara’s Mobile Massage

The Lucia Light N3 light was developed by a psychologist, Dr. Engelbert Winkler, and neuroscientist Dr. Dirk Proeckl in Austria. Lucia N3 is a neuro stimulator which combines stroboscopic (flickering light), flexible in both speed and intensity, with constant light, available in different degrees of brightness. The result is a...

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Manzanita

Celebrating her 36th year in business in downtown Ashland, florist and retailer, LouAnn David, is excited to bring us up to date on the rebranding of her flower shop, FlowerTyme, into its current identity as Manzanita home+flowers+gifts. Located at 55 N. Main Street on the plaza, this shop remains at...

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Dr. Ed McCullough, DC – Helps Get Your Head on Straight

Introducing Dr. Ed McCullough (DCCJP candidate) a NUCCA chiropractic practitioner at Northwest Life Chiropractic located in Medford, Oregon. The NUCCA Procedure is a gentle correction of the craniocervical junction. The craniocervical junction is the critical area of the spine consisting of the top two bones of the neck C1 (atlas)...

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What is Homeopathic Medicine and How Does it Work?

Homeopathy was first devised for humans in the 1790’s by a German physician named Samuel Hahnemann. Its key concept can be found in its name: Homeopathy comes from the Greek word for like or similar, and that’s what homeopaths believe: “Like cures like.” Homeopathy is a safe, gentle and natural...

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Greetings Ashlanders

“Does anybody really know what time it is?” If we’re talking about health insurance in the United States, the resounding answer is: No. Nobody knows what time it is at all. Nobody even knows what day it is. “Does anybody really care?” Yes. It turns out everybody really cares. The...

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De-Prescribing

Doctors are now attending seminars and reading articles about de-prescribing. This means get-ting people off of drugs. Prescribed medications are a major cause of death in this country. Drug companies have promoted the 5 over 50 rule, meaning that everyone over 50 should be on at least 5 medications. But...

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How We Make Dental Insurance Work for You

Last month I tried to help answer some common questions surrounding the confusing world of dental insurance. This month I am going to start the discussion of what we, at Jones Family Dental, do to help navigate the ins and outs of your coverage. Whether you have insurance or not,...

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It’s Personal

For me, this is personal. I hope you feel the same way. By “this,” I mean the struggle to protect our public lands and restore our damaged environment — starting with our Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument. My family and I have operated a business and, for many years, lived within the...

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The Advance Directive

Dear Amy, My father is 91 and has dementia. I learned he gave an advance directive with a “do not resuscitate” order to my brother several years ago. I told my brother that giving the DNR order to the doctor was condemning Dad to die and that we should follow...

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Intermittent Fasting: Reset for Body Function

Long-lived peoples characteristically eat in moderation and fast periodically. Caloric restriction has been studied extensively, and the results are convincing – lab animals on caloric-restricted diets or those that intermittently fasted lived longer and exhibited fewer degenerative diseases as they aged. Feasting and Fasting – Our Genetic Heritage Caloric restriction...

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