Raw Food

I would like to talk about raw food. It’s a contraversal and a fairly unknow topic. My goal here is only to educate and support whatever your choice is. I would like to quote an interview article from Dog’s Naturally with Richard Patton PhD who has spend over 40 years...

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Introducing Dr. Mark Force DC.

Practicing the healing art is incredibly rewarding. It’s beautiful to be present with a patient in the process of healing physically and emotionally. The experience is at some level magical and mystical, yet to be the catalyst I’m committed to being I have an obligation to be grounded in the...

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What is CBD and What are the Benefits?

Cannabidiol is a chemical compound found in the Cannabis plant known as Hemp. Hemp CBD oil does not produce any psychoactive effect, and is legal in all 50 states. It does, however, hold the highest medicinal value. Farming and cultivation are growing rapidly as cannabinoids are bringing safe, effective relief...

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What are we doing at the first visit?!

Last month I talked about laying a foundation to improve the likelihood for successful dental care, and we received some very positive feedback! This month, I thought it might be nice to explain what an establishing visit in many offices includes. My philosophy towards dentistry remains conservative in regard to...

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Making lemonade out of a broken rib!

On the first day of my camping vacation, I fell backwards and broke my rib. Awful, ruined my vacation, and very painful. What did I learn? 1; gratitude. Be grateful for every step you take, every physical thing you do. Life is short, and stuff happens, unexpectedly, even if you...

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Ashland Parks & Recreation Commission (APRC)

Our Autumn PlayGuide, formerly the Rec Guide, is out and we are sporting a new look! The NEW PlayGuide is now called the, “Community PlayGuide… What to Do!” We hope you have the opportunity to check it out at AshlandParksandRec.org. Our easy-to-use digital PlayGuide has direct registration links for ALL...

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Snoring and Mouth Breathing: Warning Signs

Mouth breathing, as opposed to air flowing freely through the nose, is a common phenomenon. What isn’t common knowledge is how this impairment of air can adversely effect your health. Snoring is mouth breathing at night, typically the result of phlegm blocking nasal passages. Phlegm accumulation can create masses, such...

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Meet Tamara Foster

At Leave Your Mark we see a variety of shoppers. New homeowners in the process of designing their dream home, landlords remodeling their properties, husbands and wives looking for weekend projects, even cities undertaking large commercial jobs. We establish a personal connection with our customers, they are very much appreciated....

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Expanding our Spheres of Empathy

Last month we had the opportunity to travel to Saint Lucia to perform a humanitarian service mission. This is the first time that I have been a part of something like this. As you may know we are fortunate to have a dental community that actively works with Medical Teams...

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Addicts in Power

Like many Americans, I have an addict in my life. He has taught me a lot. I know that he will tell me anything that he thinks I want to hear. I know that almost nothing he says is true and that he will not admit to any lie, no...

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Grilled Portabella Mushroom Salad

Serves 4 •  4 Portabella Mushrooms – gills removed •  1 shallot – minced •  2 garlic cloves – minced •  1 small bunch basil, tarragon and parsley – minced fine •  1/4 cup Barrel Aged Balsamic •  1/2 cup high quality Olive oil •  Salt and pepper to taste...

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What is Dementia?

I often hear people refer to all types of dementia as Alzheimer’s.  While Alzheimer’s is the most common of dementias, it is by no means the only type.  Dementia describes a group of symptoms affecting memory, thinking, and social abilities severely enough to interfere with daily functioning, such as paying...

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Time is Money…

Dead trees are expensive! The process of removal of a dead tree becomes more involved as time ticks on… I have removed trees that were so long dead, had they been removed while still alive, it would have cost the owner 1/10th of the total price. Take, for example, a...

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The Art of Dual Agency

For those of us familiar with the ins and outs of a real estate practice, we are aware there are a few different types of agency relationships that can exist within a real estate contract. There are Buyer’s Agents, Seller’s Agents and Disclosed Limited Agents. The first two are pretty...

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Your Ultimate Gift Shop

Make Branson’s Chocolates your ultimate gift shop–we have something for everyone! We have creamy Milk Chocolate, sweet White Chocolate, and of course dark luscious Semi-Sweet Chocolate. We have traditional chocolates, table-creamed fudges, gourmet chocolates, and chocolate bars. We have nuts, we have caramels, we have crèmes, we have chocolate with...

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ADD ADHD & Micro Current Neurofeedback

ADD/ADHD is characterized by problems paying attention, excessive activity, or difficulty controlling behavior which is not appropriate for a person’s age. For people with ADD/ADHD, their brain “freezes” in a dysfunctional homeostasis (much like a computer freezes). This frozen state confuses or disarranges the individual’s brainwaves. IASIS MCN Micro Current...

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Time for a Fresh Look

September is the perfect month for a fresh start and look.  After a long, hot summer I’m sure there are a lot of us with a few sad looking plants.  Don’t give up on them just yet.  With shorter days and cooler nights, now is a great time to give...

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The Co-op is Having a Giant Party!

It’s a big birthday year and we want YOU to help us CELEBRATE. Since 1972, Ashland Food Co-op has been deeply committed to building a community based on the values of self-help, self-responsibility, democracy, equality, equity and solidarity. Our co-op members believe in honesty, openness, social responsibility and caring for...

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E-Bike Revolution Makes Riding Accessible Again

The following are excerpts from an article on SFGate.com by Story Studio “E-bikes disrupt the very idea of bike riding, providing an unbelievably easy way to climb hills, commute to work, and, for some adventurous souls, even camp in Half Moon Bay. That isn’t to say riding an e-bike doesn’t...

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A Good Deal

I recently had the privilege of spending 15-20 minutes talking with a young man who had replaced the engine in his Subaru this past winter. He wasn’t our customer, but a friend of a customer— who told him I might be able to offer insight. After relaying the complexities of...

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Wellness Pet Supplies – All Natural Pet Supplies In Ashland

Conveniently located downtown in the railroad district, Wellness Pet Supplies is owned by Billie-Jo Vinson and Doug Strain. Wellness Pet supplies is a provider of homeopathic, herbal, vitamin based, organic, hypoallergenic food, toys and beds with a core passion for the wellbeing and longevity of animals. We are excited to...

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Terra Firma Home Fine Furniture & Interior Design

Terra Firma Home is an 7000 square foot upscale home store offering fines lines such as Lee, American Leather,Vanguard and more. Local fabric from Henry Calvin as well as Kravet, Ralph Lauren, Robert Allen, Duralee and more. Antiques, lighting, rugs and accessories. Located at 309 E Main St, Medford, Terra...

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Wellsprings Swim, Soak, Steam, Sauna and Spirit

Healing Qualities of Naturally Alkaline WellSprings Water Water is the breath of life. The WellSprings property is blessed with an abundance of water sources, each unique in their healing qualities and features. Water is a community resource and, as such, water is meant to be shared, and experienced. The benefits...

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HeartSong Nutrition A New Paradigm For Health

Heartsong Nutrition is the seventh health food store opened and operated by the Spencer family. They have been in the nutrition field for 22 years. Their store, located in the Market of Choice Shopping Center, is now beginning their 6th year of operation. In addition to their extensive nutrition supplement...

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Escape Ashland – A Live Escape Game

Escape Ashland is Southern Oregon’s unique escape room game located in beautiful and historic downtown, just two blocks from the Oregon Shakespeare Festival. Escape games are live-action entertainment that involve observation, problem solving and teamwork to solve puzzles and challenges to “escape” from the room. Part scavenger hunt, part puzzle...

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It’s Back To School Time

It’s hard to believe that September is just around the corner. For many of us, this is an exciting, stressful, nerve wracking, and fun adventure as summer winds to a close and our children gear up to go back to the classroom. At our house, this is the beginning of...

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Pear Harvest

Each August for the past 9 years that I have lived in the Rogue Valley, my mind has turned to the pear harvest.  Why would I think about the pear harvest?  It is one of the highlights of my year.  An opportunity that I have to serve people I will...

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Oooh Cherry Cherry Baaaaby!!

Every year around this time my friend Jois invites me to go cherry picking at Valley View Nursery.  If you haven’t had a chance to go and pick your own fruit be sure you do this sometime.  My only word of warning is that you may get carried away and...

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IMPORTANT: NEW RULES FOR OPEN ENROLLMENT

Greetings Ashlanders, Open Enrollment for the Federal Healthcare Marketplace is almost upon us! This year there have been a couple of big changes to the rules, which are in effect this year no matter what happens in Congress! Don’t be caught sleeping- these new regulations have teeth. So, let’s begin...

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You Deserve The Best…

Mountain Meadows is an award-winning 55+ community in Ashland.  Voted the “Best Small Active Retirement Community in America” by The National Council on Senior Housing and The National Association of Home Builders”, Mountain Meadows is thoughtfully designed and solidly constructed and located on 27+ acres of beautifully manicured landscaping and...

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Biosphere III

On September 26, 1991, eight humans marched into an extraterrestrial colony called Biosphere II and embarked on a voyage to the future. It didn’t work out. The idea was to test self-sustaining, closed ecological systems that would enable humans to live (and, presumably, reproduce) in hostile environments far from Earth....

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