The gift of life through organ and tissue donation

There is no better way to make a difference in someone’s life than to consider giving the gift of life through organ and tissue donation. Organs and tissue from a single donor can help more than 25 individuals. Yet, there are 80,000 people on the national waiting list for life-saving organ transplants. While it is […]

Trends in massage and spa therapy Part 3: Ayurvedic spa treatments

Ayurveda is a 5,000-year-old healing tradition originating from the world’s oldest extant records (Vedas) of ancient Indian culture. “Ayur” means life; “Veda” means knowledge. Thus Ayurveda is the knowledge or science of life. This philosophy teaches us how to enrich our lives by staying in harmony with nature. The changing life forces that surround us […]

Fit counts

Cramped toes bring host of problems Bernadette Sedillos Self El Paso Times They serve you like workhorses, but few people pamper, much less appreciate, them. They are your feet, the unsung heroes that enable you to stand, walk, run or enjoy myriad sports and exercises. Wearing a shoe that fits correctly, and is appropriate to […]

Rainbow Oaks Farmer’s Market: a fun little outing

Rainbow Oaks Country Square is six acres of oak trees, a big wooden windmill, a bridge and a river flowing through it. The property is picturesque with green grass, a trail for visitors to wander, cottages with long-term renters, a country market, two antique stores, a restaurant and a farmer’s market every Sunday. Randy La […]

Crash Course in College Fitness

College students’ schedules are filled with classes, dorm meetings and study sessions. Yet all these activities are sedentary and only burn mental – not physical – energy. If you are a college student, it’s crucial that you get a dose of physical exercise in order for your body to function optimally. Start by taking advantage […]

Strain and Counterstrain’ a gentle

A manual therapy technique known as “Strain and Counterstrain” was developed 50 years ago by an osteopathic physician by the name of Lawrence Jones, DO, FAAO. Dr. Jones observed an unexpected event in his medical office one day. A patient he was treating for a chronic lower back pain had just not responded to his […]

Get your taste buds dancing

Authentic foods are the centerpieces of Latin celebrations. When creating menus for these fiestas, consider the versatility of the California avocado. Not only are avocados essential for guacamole, they are blazing new trails as a key ingredient in fresh salsas. Avocados add texture and color to salsa, complement grilled meats, add spice to tacos and […]

The how-tos of choosing athletic shoes

Running and walking are among the purest, most natural forms of exercise around. With newfangled innovations like Freon-filled midsoles and pump-it-up tongues, it’s knowing which shoes to buy that seems to require an advanced degree. Choose the wrong athletic shoes and you could end up lying on the couch nursing shin splints or aching heels […]

Obesity’s new peril

– The obesity epidemic appears to be fueling a hybrid type of diabetes that afflicts adults and children and, some believe, may increase the devastating complications of the disease. Dubbed “double diabetes” by some and “diabetes one-and-a-half” by others, the combination of types 1 and 2 diabetes symptoms confounds doctors attempting to accurately diagnose patients […]

The Gift of Life through Organ and Tissue Donation

There is no better way to make a difference in someone’s life than to consider giving the gift of life through organ and tissue donation. Organs and tissue from a single donor can help more than 25 individuals. Yet, there are 80,000 people on the national waiting list for life-saving organ transplants. While it is […]