Here and Now…

Lets look at some common plantings around town and examine failure rates, and the reason why they fail. Siberian Elms are resistant, if not immune to D.E.D. (Dutch Elm Disease) and are a fast growing, graceful specimen commonly planted here. Their problem is just that! Besides being a maintenance “junkie”...

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Preventing Elder Financial Abuse

Elder financial abuse. Called the “crime of the century,” it involves a broad spectrum of crimes against those aged 65 or older. Some examples of elder financial abuse are: Taking money or property from an elderly person Forging an elderly person’s signature Using an older person’s property or possessions without...

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Give and You Shall Receive

As we are well on our way into the New Year, it is natural to self reflect on the past while also beginning to plan for the future.  We each have financial goals, family dreams, business dreams and the list goes on.  But the real question is, “Are we actively...

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Marc Heller DC, CCSP® – Southern Oregon Sports & Spine

Dr. Heller, you’ve had a great career as a chiropractor in Ashland. You’ve won multiple Ashland’s Favorite Chiropractor awards from the Sneak Preview. Can you tell us a bit more about your history as a chiropractor? I’d like to start even further back. My first healing arts exposure was in...

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Why Hemp Oil?

After researching and learning about hemp oil over the past year and a half, I am convinced that every human needs to be ingesting it for their bodies to thrive.   We have what is called an Endocannabinoid System (ECS) in our bodies that was just discovered in the early 1990s,...

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Matt Terreri DC, CCSP® – Southern Oregon Sports & Spine

Dr. Terreri, can you tell us how you became a chiropractor and what motivated you to specialize in sports? Sure. It certainly wasn’t the traditional path! I was a professional drummer – still am. I toured both East and West Coasts, and was eventually signed to Atlantic Records with a...

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It’s On The Table

The road from the Green Springs back to civilization crosses a summit and swoops down, tracing a series of curves across the flowing drapery hung by Cascadian vulcanism. Each swoop reveals a new panorama of the valley and lake below, the forested mountainsides and bare peaks beyond, and the vast,...

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Knee Pain: Answers Are Often Elsewhere

Knee pain can be a great and greatly frustrating mystery. Though a clear injury is often the cause, it’s not unusual for knee pain to start with no apparent cause. It’s common for people to go from doctor to physical therapist to trainer and back to yet another doctor attempting...

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Spring into a New Life…

Spring bursts forth with vibrant colors everywhere and with spring is new life. The trees are forming bright green new buds and the flowering cherry trees are breaking forth in all their glory. Spring makes us smile and puts a song in our hearts as we come out of the...

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Life Force

Every living thing has a life force: energy or Qi. That life force can be supplemented or depleted   during a life span. Plants need nutrients, sun, water and clean air to survive. They have a limited ability to acquire what they need by reaching out with their roots and leaves....

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Elusive Triad: Integrity, Competency and Caring

Clearly, we all have expectations (or at least a desire) of integrity, competency and caring with every encounter especially in healthcare. However, after a text-distracted driver crossed the double yellow line and hit my mom in a head-on collision, the desire became an immediate need. After the initial stay in...

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Million Dollar Quartet at the Oregon Cabaret

Shows are selling out so fast for this hit we’ve added performances – 3/12 @ 8pm and 3/28 @8pm! Playing now through April 15th, experience the music of Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Carl Perkins as the true story of the most star-studded jam session in history is brought to life...

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You could write a book about that!

“You could write a book about that!” Have you heard such words? Did you ever think the same, but discard the thought? Or start, only to get bogged down or overwhelmed? A recent poll found that the #1 retirement aspiration of baby boomers was to write a memoir. More folks...

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Josh Sommers Audio and Video Solutions

Next time you’re struggling to connect your home electronic devices, whether it’s audio or video systems, make sure to give Josh Sommers a call. For the past ten years, Josh has been helping people literally get untangled in their current setups. Josh can help you properly install and set up...

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Get Activated at the 4th Annual Architects of the New Paradigm Conference! May 26-27, 2018 Ashland Hills Hotel & Conference Center in Ashland, Southern Oregon

2018 Theme: “Now or Never: Activating Change in Evolutionary Times” The Architects of the New Paradigm Conference Series (ANP) produces high-quality events that bring together some of today’s most accomplished visionaries to present a fresh approach to the world’s critical challenges. This fourth-year event focuses on reimagining activism with a...

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Fully Guided Implant Surgery

There are a lot of dentists placing dental implants these days, and there are several different methods of placing them. I’d like to share the basics of these methods and hopefully enable those of you who are considering dental implants to better understand what is involved in the their placement....

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Don’t Call Me a Cheat for Riding an E-Bike

Electric bikes are gaining in popularity and acceptance every year, which is a very good thing. They are helping more people spend more time riding a bike. Whether as an alternative to climbing in a car, or just for fun, the benefits are myriad. Nevertheless, there are still many folks...

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Four Years Ago this Month!

It is hard to believe four years have come and gone since White Dental Studio opened its doors in March of 2014. Many things have happened for our practice in those four years and I am very excited for what we will do in our fifth year.  Looking back, I can...

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The Scoop on Kibble

My first focus was on only raw pet food. I knew it was the most natural way animals would eat and how their systems are set up to digest food. It took me a while as I looked into more than 50 brands of dry food, taking great care in...

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Lance Cooper, DPT, ART, Direct Physical Therapy

A regular contributor and long term member of Locals Guide, Lance Cooper is the owner of Direct Physical Therapy in Ashland.  Located at the corner of Hersey and Oak streets, Direct Physical Therapy assists clients with all physical therapy needs ranging from postoperative rehabilitation to sports performance.  Lance’s personal specialty...

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Dr. Mark Force – Treating the Root Not the Symptom

Introducing Dr. Mark Force, a chiropractic physician recently relocated to Ashland from Scottsdale, Arizona. With over 30 years of practice Dr. Force has helped thousands of patients heal from chronic illness. With a specialization in natural and functional health care, Dr. Force’s approach is to help restore our innate capacity...

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Canopy LLC – The Care of Trees

The locally owned tree care company, Canopy LLC, specializes in all things trees. With its team of experienced arborists, the Canopy crew brings a deep sense of connectedness with all things rooted in the ground spending each day doing what they truly love.  Canopy is committed to delivering skilled and...

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Branson’s Chocolates –  Locally Owned, Locally Produced

Locally owned and locally produced Branson’s Chocolates is located at 1662 Siskiyou Boulevard in Ashland. Owned by Deena and Kevin Branson, the boutique chocolate factory has steadily grown over the past 12 years and is now processing more than 1000 lbs. of chocolate per month. With Valentine’s Day just around the...

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Posh Organics – Skincare, Boutique, Spa

Posh Organics is an Organic Spa and Retail Store located in downtown Ashland that carries a variety of organic skin care cosmetics and hair products.  It is locally owned by mother and daughter team Jeanne Walcher, and daughter, Alicia Walcher Croft.  All products at Posh Organics are carefully selected for...

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Nancy Burton, Reclaiming Our Health

Dear Readers, Once again I’d like to thank you for not only reading my articles, but sharing them with your family and friends. My purpose in writing them is to get as much information out to as many people as possible. I appreciate your help with this. Thank you for...

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How do you think of Dentistry: Service or Commodity?

We change people’s lives through dental health if you think about it. Whether improving someone whose health is suffering from pain, infection, or missing teeth, to restoring a smile lost from an accident, decay, or otherwise, it has a profound affect. I have had patients come back after these life...

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Freeing Stuck Patterns with Brain Dis-entrainment

What type of neurofeedback is IASIS Microcurrent? This technology is known as “passive neurofeedback”. Traditional neurofeedback (or active neurofeedback), uses a system of reward and the underlying principle of Operant Conditioning to retrain brainwave patterns towards a more optimal state. Passive neurofeedback is aimed at eliciting a response without the...

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Greetings Ashlanders

It’s been a beautiful winter so far.  I feel grateful to be living and working in our lovely town in the mountains. I am so happy to be meeting so many new and interesting people and to be learning so many new and interesting things. Here’s the latest in Healthcare.gov...

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Get Well Quickly

LocalsGuide: Why do patients get better so quickly at your office? Dr Heller: I’ve thought about this a lot. For one, we are committed to getting patients better as quickly as possible. This is where we start -attempting to help you get well as quickly as humanly possible. Our bottom...

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Internet Resources for Today’s Discriminating Big-Picture Thinker

Rogue Valley Metaphysical Library asked Fred Burks, the visionary behind WantToKnow.info to share some advice on how and where to find reliable alternative news on the web. Thanks for taking the time with us Fred. There are precious few news aggregators like you out there with such high standards and deep insight into...

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Living Trusts

What is a “living trust”? You’ve heard that they are a good thing. Perhaps you have some vague notion of what it means. But could you explain it to the person sitting next to you? A living trust is an estate planning tool. In essence, it is an alternative to...

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Home is Where Your Heart Is…

A home filled with joy and family togetherness is a happy home.  A happy home is often said “where your heart is.”  So, where is your heart?  Perhaps you long to live in Ashland and maybe it is “home” to you.  Perhaps you want to be closer to your family...

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Lovely Breath for Valentines

February is the month of love. One thing that can definitely put a damper on Valentine ’s Day is chronic bad breath – Halitosis is something that mints, mouthwash or a good brushing can’t solve. Unlike “morning breath” or a strong smell that lingers after a tuna sandwich, halitosis remains...

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Inner Guide Expeditions – 2018 Summer Schedule

2018 Summer Schedule • Backpacking in California, Washington, & British Columbia • Float Plane to Remote Island and Hot Springs • Whitewater Rafting • Surf Beautiful Coastline Where do you want to go? Middle School Trips 10-day Multisport Backpacking on the PCT & Rafting on the Klamath River June 18th_27th...

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