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Bulletin, Record, Progressive, Reporter Wednesday, Sept. 2:4, 2013 13B Portola Medical & Dental Clinic 480 First Avenue Portola (530) 832-6600 Graeagle Medical Clinic 7597 Hwy 89 Graeagle (530) 836-1122 Loyalton Medical Clinic 725 Third Street Loyalton (530) 993-1231 Indian Valley Medical Clinic 176 Hot Springs Rd Greenville (530) 284-6116 Skillled Nursing Care Loyalton (530) 993-1225 Portola (530) 832-6546 Eastern Piumas Health Care "People flelphlg Peoph'." Main Hospital Campus 500 First Avenue Portola, CA 96122 (530) 832-6500 or (800) 571-EPHC • Comprehensive In & Outpatient Services- Including Full Service Lab, X-ray, Mammog- raphy, Ultrasound, CT, Respiratory Therapy and Outpatient Procedures • 24-Hour Emergency Room • ACLS Ambulance (call 911) JUST FOR THE Be Healthier. Live Longer and Look Better! PLUMAS PHYSICAL THERAPY Kory Felker, M.RT, p ab. ' "We Get Results" _ • Orthopedic, Sports, Pediatric & Aquatic Therapy • Home Health • General & Cardiac Rehabilitation Most Insurances Accepted QUINCY GRAEAGLE 78 Central Ave., #2 8989 Hwy. 89, Bldg. 36 #1 530-283-2202 530-836-1178 530-283-2204 (FAX) 15ruee H. Lee, P.P.5. I [- / • Family Dentistry I .......... ,, II  j Michael W. Orthodontics • Crowns & Bridges • Partials/Dentures I ] Extractions • Cosmetic Dentistry • Bleaching, I [ ' General Dentistry Periodontics • Root Canals • Dental implants I I to anchor loose dentures or replace missing teeth [ ___ll Now Accepting New Patients " [ i 8,36-2223 181S. Gulling St., Poola I LI  ,LkeA, lne, r Cl!nic II Route 89, Graeagle I _ 530-832-4461, Fax530-832-4409] I FAMILY DENTAL CARE Parents often use the adage "You are what you eat!" to encourage children to make healthy food choices, but the saying is equally true for mature adults. Providing your body with a variety of nutrients lets you feel your best, and may even prevent disease andhelp you live longer. Allison Tannis is a nutritionist, author and professional consultant. She believes that aging well means eating well. She recommends these five super nutrients to help baby boomers and older adults age well and stay healthy. 1. Omega-3s "It can be hard to see fat as healthy, but omega-3 fatty acids are potentially one of the most important nutrients for our health," says Tannis. "Omega-3 fatty acids are vital to the maintenance and function of our eyes, brain and nervous system - parts of us that start to weaken with increasing age. In addition, these healthy fats have great ability to fight inflammation that is the cause of painful joints, cardiovascular disease and even wrinkles." How can you get your daily dose of 1 to 2 grams of omega-3s, as recommended by the American Heart Association? Wild-caught fish like salmon, sardines and Arctic char are gtsWsbUrces of omega-3s. Plant sources of omega-3s include flax, chia and hemp. It can be difficult to get enough omega-3s from food sources, so supplements are a good alternative. "Every morning I wake with the best intentions of eating healthy, but then life can get in the way," Tannis says. "Using daily supplements ensures my body gets all of the essential nutrients it needs to be at its best. I take Nordic Naturals fish oils, available in liquids, soft gels and even an effervescent drink." 2. Vitamin D "Vitamin D is really only available to us from the sun," explains Tannis. "Sure, there are foods such as milk and orange juice that have added vitamin D. For some, these foods are a great choice, but for others, it can be hard to ensure you're getting enough of this essential vitamin through fortified foods." Older people are prone to vitamin D deficiency, and therefore, may experience muscle weakness or impaired intestinal absorption. Tannis suggests that everyone, no matter their age, consider a vitamin D supplement if diet and sun exposure aren't adequate. From tasteless liquid drops to pills that combine multiple nutrients, there are a variety of options for vitamin D supplementation. 3. Probiotics "Probiotics fight inflammation, promote digestive health and much more," says Tannis. "With age, there is a decrease in the most prominent probiotic in the colon, Bifidobacteria, leaving the colon prone to inflammation, which increases the risk of disease and dscomfort." , Foods like kefir andyogurt are common sources of probiotics, but often it's not enough to get the full benefits. Probiotic supplements are a great way to maintain and rebuild probiotic levels in your digestive tract. "Seek out one with lots of different probiotic species," recommends Tannis. "You've got hundreds of kinds of probiotics in you. Each probiotic offers its own unique health benefits to your body, so having lots of different kinds ir your system can help your body be at its best." 4. Green foods "Greens are packed with more nutrients per bite than almost anything else on your plate. They are full of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, enzymes and more," says Tannis. What green foods are the best? "The best greens to eat are the ones you like - you don't have to hate your food. Love your food! Choose some greens that you enjoy and then, once a week, try something outside your comfort zone," Tannis suggests. "If you simply can't stomach enough greens, there are plenty of powders available, from simple single ingredient products to complex formulas." 5. Multivitamins No matter what your age, eating a balanced diet provides your body with plenty of nutrients. "Try to ensure that at some point each day you enjoy foods from each color of the rainbow, and artificial coloring doesn't count," says Tannis. Taking a multivitamin is one way to ensure your body has the minimum amounts of the essential nutrients it needs each'day.toTunction'propefly:"you are considerirg,a,  ....... ,: multivitamin, look for one that is designed for your age, activity level and gender. - "Food hasn't changed, even though it feels that everyone is telling you something new about it," says Tannis. "Enjoy a well-balanced diet, rich in colorful fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds, beans, whole grains and fish. Nutrition really can be easy to swallow." We Got Your Back! ..i.and arms and legs and feet and neck Now accepting new patients in our Portola and Loyalton Offices MARTIN L. SANF'I3RD, DI3 I,HIRDPRACTOR 15 COMMERCIAL ST POII_A, RA cJ6122 530-832-4442 305 BcKwrn4 S7 LmYAL'rON, cA 9611Et I 1 530-993-1900 / .Gregory Sawyer, DDS Family Dentistry, Orthodontics & Certified. invisalign Provider (530) 283-2811 2034 East Main Street Quincy, CA 95971 (across from Polka Dot, East Quincy) OPEN M0N - FRI 8am - 4:30pm Evening appointments available Family Dentistry Periodontics Oral Implantology Periodontal Prosthesis Michael W. Herndon, D.D.S Amsterdam Fellow 431 W. Main Street • Quincy CA 95971 530-283-1119 FAX: 530-283-2319 It'godet&at Mountain Physical Therapy Joaquin A. (Butch) Vargas, Pr MTC MS Offering: Industrial Physical Therapy Sports Physical Therapy General Rehabilitation • Manual Therapy Outpatient Orthopedics :59 Years Experience! Call for an appointment today! Tues. & Thurs. • 9am-4pm 283-2291 2o Crescent St., Quincy  "Providing personalized care since 1990" i Stewart A. Gately DDS i Most insurances accepted i • Preventative Dentistry for the Whole Family t • Orthodontics for Adults & Kids • I "Manual Therapy • Cardiac Rehabilitation Com. u,o r.,.u., ..g ,,,,. i • Sports Medicine • Orthopedics i vy P,,r,t .o. i • Neck/Back Care 83-3947 i Most Insurances accepted -- nee St.,Quincy I includino Blue Cross and Blue Shield Greenville Quincy 284-1666 283-0311 284-1667 (Fax) 283-0314 (Fax) /_.%, L " p,;k':. "\\; David Schaffer, LCSW LCS 18350 ire Counsel 530-283-9686 5661 Chandler Rd. Quincy, Ca 95971 lifecounsel70@gmail.com Psychotherapy • Trauma'Work Individuals • Couples • Families •Vets Solution-Focused Approach 25 years experience Gentle, effective family dentistry Emily S. Luscri, DDS New patients, children & emergencies welcome (530) 283-1119 call today for a consultation 431 W. Main Street, Quincy