July 2023 Newsletter

July 2023 Newsletter

In this month’s newsletter:

  • Video: Dr. Becca Available 7/5 & 7/6 + Hydration Tip
  • Mommy and Me Yoga Event at Thrive
  • Video: Ease the Stress on Your Shoulders
  • Article: The Illusion of Evidence Based Medicine
  • Recipe of the Month: Broccoli Salad with Bacon

Video: Dr. Becca Available 7/5 & 7/6 + Hydration Tip!

Dr. Pete is out of the office July 3rd-July 7th but Dr. Becca will be here Wednesday July 5th from 9:00am-12:00pm and Thursday July 6th from 8:30am-12:30pm.

Call or text us at the office to schedule!

Mommy, Me, & Friends Yoga On The Lawn: An In-Person Event

Join us Mama?  We’ve got a morning designed for you to help nourish your mind, body, and relationships! (and some awesome goodies to giveaway)

When:  Saturday morning, July 29th starting at 9:30 AM

9:30 am – 10:45am: Welcoming Remarks + Yoga + babies/kids welcome

10:45 am – 11:45 am: Stick around for water/coffee and let’s enjoy some mama mingling with new and old faces. Caren, Dina, and Dr. Pete will be around to chat and address questions with goodies for all participants PLUS some giveaways from local favorites!!

Giveaways:  Each participant will receive a goody bag with gifts from local favorites, PLUS all mamas attending have a chance to win a Ayurvedic Facial by Flourish Ayurveda valued at $125, a 5-Class Pass to Dance Factory Fitness, and a $50 King Arthur’s Toy Store gift card and more!

Tickets are on sale now for $11 via Eventbrite – space is limited to 25 mamas

Event Partners Include: King Arthur’s Toy Store, Flourish Ayurveda, Dance Factory Fitness, The Ritual, Prevail Strength x Movement, Aligning Intimacy Therapy, Life Made Conscious Counseling, and Beyond Exercise

Check out all the details, invite another mama, and purchase your seat ticket here!

We can’t wait to see you there!

Your Hosts:  Women’s Life+Wellness Coach, Dina Haggenjos with yoga instructor Caren Harrison

Better Shoulders and Upper Back!

This is an old video as my son Leonard is now five years old!

I wanted to point out this technique again as it is an easy approach to hold babies (or other objects) without the strain and pressure that develops at the top of the shoulder and base of the neck.

In fact, you can use this approach for many reaching/lifting/carrying tasks with your arms and shoulders and it will make a big difference in your comfort and shoulder health.

Article: The Illusion of Evidence Based Medicine

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This article discusses how “evidence based medicine” has been corrupted by corporate interests, failed regulation, and commercialization of academia, argue the authors. As always, we must do our best to sift and filter for the best choices for our health!

Some key points from the article:

  • The validity of this paradigm depends on reliable data from clinical trials; most of which are conducted by the pharmaceutical industry and reported in the names of senior academics.
  • “The release into the public domain of previously confidential pharmaceutical industry documents has given the medical community valuable insight into the degree to which industry sponsored clinical trials are misrepresented.
    • Until this misrepresentation is corrected, “evidence-based medicine will remain an illusion.”
  • “Scientific process is thwarted by the ownership of data and knowledge because industry suppresses negative trial results, fails to report adverse events, and does not share raw data with the academic research community.”
  • “Universities have always been elite institutions prone to influence through endowments; they have long laid claim to being guardians of truth and the moral conscience of society.”
    • Universities have become instruments of the drug industry.
      • They allow drug companies control of the research agenda.
      • They allow the ghostwriting of medical journal articles by the drug industry.
      • They allow drug companies to control continuing medical education.
  • Scientific objectivity and impartiality are “entirely at the mercy of political and commercial power.”
  • “Regulators receive funding from industry and use industry funded and performed trials to approve drugs, without in most cases seeing the raw data.”

Recipe of the Month: Broccoli Salad with Bacon

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This salad would be a great side to bring to any 4th of July get together!