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MaxMuscle to hold free holiday eating seminar Sat., Dec. 21

Sunday, December 15th, 2013

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Kiwanis Club and Tom Torlakson to hold annual Holiday Run & Walk for Health, Saturday

Friday, December 13th, 2013

Holiday Run banner Kiwanis Club and Tom Torlakson to hold annual Holiday Run & Walk for Health, Saturday

Race Overview and Welcome

Dear Friends, Sponsors, and Fitness Enthusiasts:

We know you will enjoy the 37th Anniversary of the Holiday Run and Walk for Health and Health Fair in Antioch, coming on December 14, 2013. We invite you to participate in this year’s run, walk & health fair. Use this event as a goal for increasing your own personal fitness and energy—and that of your family!

Three decades! This event is the longest “running” fitness event in East Contra Costa—and is one of the earliest and most steadfast events promoting fitness and clean living in Northern California. It’s been possible to carry on this tradition and spread this message due to the generous support of sponsors and the tireless energy of hundreds of volunteers. If you’d like to join our planning committee for 2014, let us know. We need your ideas and help.

We welcome your feedback. We’re always looking to improve and expand. As a result of our generous sponsors, the recent event proceeds benefited the Orin Allen Rehabilitation Center, local youth groups and service clubs, Contra Costa County Schools and Contra Costa Libraries, and Senior Centers. Those awards were given at the Annual Awards Breakfast held in February! This year we will continue to offer similar benefits to our great local organizations.

The Antioch Kiwanis Club of the Delta invites you to share this unique health awareness and fitness action event in 2013…Join in on the fun & the health of it! Click here to download a race registration form or click here to register on-line!

For more information, please visit http://holidayrun.org.

See you on Saturday!

Sincerely,

Assemblymember Tom Torlakson
Race Founder
Paul Schorr
Race Director
Antioch Kiwanis Club of the Delta
37th Holiday Run and Walk for Health

 

 

Holiday Run and Walk for Health Race History

In 1977, current California State Superintendent of Public Education, Tom Torlakson, a teacher and coach at Pacific High School, and Mike Hurd, the Antioch High School Cross Country coach during the 1970s, decided to pull together a new East County event. One in which their runners could participate after the Cross Country season ended, and one that would involve their community more in running.

In the 2nd year, Torlakson approached Clark Gelhaus—a teacher as well as a swimming instructor and fitness enthusiast—and the Delta Kiwanis Club to help with the event. Both the Kiwanis and Gelhaus enthusiastically embraced the Holiday Run.

The event’s organizers have continued to expand and transform the event to make it enjoyable and meaningful for participants.

A 10K race was added by 1979. In the 1980s, the race was moved up to Raley’s Shopping Center to take advantage of the nearby Contra Costa Canal trail. In 1987, the Holiday Run’s “School Participation Challenge” was initiated as a way to get younger students involved in the race and fitness.

In 1991, the race moved to the nearby Delta Memorial Hospital, now Sutter Delta Medical Center, allowing the use of their facilities for race headquarters. The walk was added to attract parent participation, seniors, and the growing number of recreational walkers.

In 1995, Delta Kiwanis made the Byron Boys Ranch—recently renamed the Orin Allen Youth Rehabilitation Center—a targeted beneficiary of the financial proceeds of the event. Youth groups remain major beneficiaries to this day. A health fair was added and in 1997 our name evolved once again, to the “Holiday Run and Walk for Health.”

New participation challenges were also added. A Libraries Challenge gave our wonderful local libraries the opportunity to become beneficiaries of the event. Though their participation, libraries are awarded funds to buy up-to-date materials on fitness and nutrition.

In 2006, the Holiday Run and Walk for Health moved to the Contra Loma Regional Park with the cooperation of the East Bay Regional Parks District. This spectacular location was well received by a record-number of runners in its first three years.

We have worked together to celebrate three decades of family fun and fitness! We continue to believe that the “Holiday Run and Walk for Health” has great potential to grow and bring its message of fitness and family health to hundreds of others in our community

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A Child’s Gateway to Health

Monday, October 14th, 2013

Brandon Roberts DC A Childs Gateway to HealthProvided by Dr. Brandon Roberts

Every child deserves to live a healthy life. This is a key premise and focus of The 100 Year Lifestyle. The choices you make for them and the choices you teach them to make for themselves will be their gateway to a healthy or unhealthy life.

The good news is that by teaching them healthy choices, you will immediately help children live healthier. The bad news is that children are being bombarded with chemical, physical and emotional stress from day one. So much so, that this generation of babies may be the first in recent history to see a shorter life expectancy than their parents.

Birth trauma, prescription drugs, non-prescription drugs and toxins from the environment combined with an exponential increase in the number of vaccinations, can place babies in a chronic fight or flight, stress, reaction that can lead to all types of health problems. This assault on immune and nervous systems can cause them to fidget, chew on things inappropriately, lose focus, and sleep irregularly. 

The decreasing health of our children is alarming. 1 out of 6 children is labeled as learning disabled. 1 out of 8 is in Special Education classes.  In the 1970s, 1 out of 25,000 children were diagnosed with Autism.  In the 1980s the rate increased to a staggering 1 in every 10,000. Today it is about out of every 50 for girls and every 32 for boys.These numbers are absolutely unacceptable.

There are millions of prescriptions filled each year for children. 25% of children in the United States are on a daily chronic medication. Many of these, such as Ritalin, are in the same category as cocaine and speed, highly addictive and considered to be a gateway drug.

The number of recommended vaccines for children by the time they are 18 years old is now 49 doses of 14 vaccines. In 1989, it was only about 11 doses.

Ask yourself, “Are kids healthier now than they were 50 years ago?”  They can be. If children were raised using The 100 Year Lifestyle model of FitN2ESS (Neurology, Nutrition, Endurance, Strength and Structure), they would be able to experience a life without limits and optimize the expression of their innate intelligence and potential.

Simple lifestyle changes can bring amazing results and focus. Drug use in children would be lower and they would grow up having faith in the incredible ability of the body to perform and function at its best without medication. Their potential would be limitless!

Start by eating whole, organic, nutrient-packed food, getting enough exercise and plenty of rest. Children have a lot of natural energy and not expressing this energy through creative play and physical activity can cause outbursts, stress and anxiety. 

We live our lives based on the function of our nerve system. If it’s clear and there is no interference to it, the Innate Intelligence inside each of us will work properly. The millions of reactions that need to take place in our body every second of our life would flow unimpeded.

Getting regular chiropractic checkups and Lifestyle Care can locate vertebral subluxations in the spine and remove interference to the nervous system, making children more adaptable to the environment.

Children living The 100 Year Lifestyle have the opportunity to live better, more productive lives every day for 80, 90, 100 years and beyond. Contact a 100 Year Lifestyle Licensed Affiliate Chiropractor in your area to learn more.

Roberts is a Chiropractor at Deer Valley Chiropractic. To learn more about Dr. Brandon Roberts and The 100 Year Lifestyle visit www.drbrandonroberts.com.

References

1. http://environmentaldefence.ca/articles/new-report-contains-first-its-kind-evidence-canadian-children-are-born-pre-polluted-toxic-c

2. http://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/features/birthdefects-dd-keyfindings.html

3. http://www.autismtoday.com/articles/Epidemic%20of%20autism.asp

4. National Health Statistics Reports, #65, march 20, 2013

5. http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052970203731004576046073896475588.htmll

6. Official Recommended vaccine schedules by the ACIP, AAP, AAFP

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What’s so affordable about the Affordable Care Act?

Wednesday, July 24th, 2013

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By Jeff Belle

As with the majority of public policy, intent and pragmatism may not be in agreement. The Affordable Care Act of 2010 isn’t any different. In fact, the question is: How affordable is the Affordable Care Act? Is this massive health care expansion a life-vest for those without health care or is an expensive cruise ship plagued by over- flowing sewage and distasteful meals? Clearly there are two-sides to this question as in any worthy argument. Here are a few thoughts and facts to consider about the affordability of the Affordable Care Act (ACA).

ACA as passed into law in March 2010 requires individuals to maintain “minimum essential coverage” or pay a tax penalty. In this case, minimum essential coverage includes government-sponsored coverage such as “Medicare, Medicaid, Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), Veteran’s health benefits, employer-sponsored coverage, and other coverage as approved by the Secretary of U. S. Health and Human Services.”

According to Congressional Budget Office (CBO), implementing ACA will cost $ 1.8 trillion dollars over 10 years. It was estimated at the onset of the ACA legislation in 2009 that the cost would be around $900 billion over 10 years. In reality, the cost over 10 years has now doubled. These projections are for 2014 to 2013 when ACA goes into full effect.

Since its inception in 2010, what has ACA cost taxpayers? According to the General Accountability Office (GAO), the IRS (of all federal agencies) has spent $881 million between 2010 and 2013. Here’s how the IRS has spent our tax dollars in implementing the ACA in just two and a-half years:

  • $ 2.1 million and 13 full-time employees to implement the tax increases on drug manufacturers and health insurers,

  • $ 12 million and 150 full-time employees to “ customer service support”,

  • $ 405.2 million and 700 full-time employees to creating the infrastructure to support the exchanges and the individual mandate tax, and

  • $ 20.8 million along with 161 full-time employees to “promote compliance with other new provisions.”

In order to enforce provisions of the ACA which include 18 separate tax increases, business and individual mandates and an enormous number of new regulations; the IRS requested even more spending—“ a whopping $ 439.6 million and 1,954 {new} employees.“ Now, if indeed, we {United States} are in need of a life-vest or perhaps a cruise vessel to provide expanded medical care coverage is a matter of public opinion. Why would anyone in their “right mind” empower the IRS to monitor and enforce health insurance? Empowering the IRS to enforce health insurance mandates is akin to “asking chickens to vote for Colonel Sanders”-go figure! However, the facts regarding the affordability of ACA, as we now know them, may propel us to rethink the sanity of the Affordable Care Act and the wisdom our leaders in Washington.

Sources:

Government Accountability Office, June 2012

Congressional Budget Office, May 17, 2013

Congressional Budget Office, March 13, 2013

Washington Post, April 26, 2013

The Hill, April 10, 2013

Forbes, March 12, 2012

Belle is a Senior Fellow at the Institute for Public Policy and Leadership Development. He researches, writes and lectures on health policy and leadership development issues. He is a resident of Antioch.

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Help support Antioch boy Matthew Ouimet with recent transplant costs, during blood drive and fundraiser on Thursday

Thursday, July 11th, 2013

Team Matthew Blood Drive Help support Antioch boy Matthew Ouimet with recent transplant costs, during blood drive and fundraiser on Thursday

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Seacret offers natural skin care from the Dead Sea and income opportunity

Wednesday, June 19th, 2013

seacret Seacret offers natural skin care from the Dead Sea and income opportunityYour skin is important.  I think that is understating it a bit. . . YOUR SKIN IS IMPORTANT!  Yes, that important.  Not only is it the largest organ our bodies have, but we also have to live within our skin our entire lives.  So, we need to take care of it, right?  But with all of the options, treatments, trends, and SO many steps, it’s very easy to just not deal with our skin at all.  We at Seacret want you to be excited about your skin!  We want to take the guess work out of caring for it, and make it not just EASY to take care of your skin, but something you’ll forward to everyday.  

The global skin care and cosmetics industry grosses over $114 billion a year.  Today, men and women of all ages are looking for safe and natural ways to protect and revitalize their skin.  Seacret, brings to you the most advanced formulation and integration of one of nature’s true gifts to us, the Dead Sea.  The Dead Sea has attracted visitors for more than 5,000 years including King Solomon, King David, Queen Sheba and Cleopatra, all of who recognized this body of water as a source of healing and beauty.  As the lowest point on Earth at more than 1,300 feet below sea level, it’s the world’s most saline body of water and provides some of the most concentrated, natural mineral salts and mineral-rich mud.  The Dead Sea’s minerals have been used for centuries to achieve the look of younger, more beautiful skin and the founders of the company wanted to bring these rejuvenating powers to American consumers.

Seacret presents a complete line of products to rejuvenate your body, face and soul for all skin types and ages.  We have more than 45 products on the market, plus 20 more in development.  We have formulated and designed our products to be the most demonstrable in the industry, clinically proven to deliver immediate results in 15 minutes; while continuing to benefit from the long-lasting effects of our advanced treatments.  We appropriately call this the “Wow Factor,” because “Wow!” seems to be the first word people say when trying our products.

seacret salons products Seacret offers natural skin care from the Dead Sea and income opportunitySeacret has product approvals and a distribution footprint in over 40 countries on six continents. Not only are we the most recognized and advanced Dead Sea brand in the world, we are also the ONLY company whose products are manufactured by the world’s largest and most respected cosmetics company. We hold three registered patents and four additional patents pending.  Our Age-Defying Collection  contains unique peptides that stimulate your skin’s ability to produce more collagen, while reducing and relaxing the fine lines caused by expressions.  Recover is the name we have given to our anti-aging technology, a patented technology that instantly reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles while providing long-term results.  Clinical studies for our Recover formula have been conducted in the best labs in the world, with one of the most advanced laboratories for pharmaceutical product testing.  These studies show an immediate (2 hours or less) decrease in wrinkle depth of up to 44%, and a 50% decrease after 28 days of use.

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Click on this banner to visit Seacret’s website.

So, whether you desire a great skin products or a business opportunity, please contact me for more information contact Teila Millner  925-550-5795, tmillner27@gmail.com, or seacretdirect.com/tmillner.

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Zen in bloom – Tai Chi class this Saturday in Antioch

Wednesday, May 29th, 2013

namaste 300x240 Zen in bloom – Tai Chi class this Saturday in AntiochA fun, free event promoting balance and health for mind, body, and soul!

Enjoy a Tai Chi class this Saturday, June 1 at Hillcrest Park, Antioch.

With instructor A. Ben Cabal from 9:00 – 9:30, special appearance by BJamin Cabal playing his soothing Didgeridoo music, Mary Kay Botanical facials with Tina Gutilla from 9:30 – 10:00, and 15 minute massages by Christine Stephens with Magical Moments of Massage. RSVP required so we can book your free massage!

Hillcrest Park is located on Larkspur, off Hillcrest Avenue.

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On Shore with Obamacare: On Board with Medicare- Part A

Monday, April 29th, 2013
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Jeff Belle

By Jeff Belle

The value Americans place on having choices, extending life and ensuring quality of care are critical considerations in how the U. S. health care delivery system meets the needs of its citizens. Failure on part of policymakers to recognize this will result in lack of support for “radical changes” in the health care system—even if its intent is noble. In order to discover new oceans, one has to leave the shore. In 2010, we boarded a new voyage-“ Affordable Care Act” (ACA) with the intent of improving health care for all U. S. citizens. The ship has left shore and headed into deep waters beginning next year (2014). Medicare and Medicaid as we know it today will never look the same beginning 2014. Are we on the right course? Is the U.S. health care system treading into dangerous waters? Have we gone too far to turn the ship around? Is our health care system headed into uncharted territories?

Let’s go on board and look at Medicare-the nation’s health insurance program for Americans 65 and older, and for young adults with permanent disabilities. As the U.S. population grows older, 52 million people currently relying on Medicare will increase drastically. Medicare has four parts, each covering different benefits. Part A-Hospital Insurance (HI) program covers inpatient hospital services, skilled nursing facilities, home health, and hospice care. Part A is funded by a tax of 2.9 percent of earnings paid by employers and workers (1.45 percent each). Obamacare increased the Medicare HI payroll tax from 1.45% to 2.35% for higher-income taxpayers ($200,000/individual and $250,000/couple) and businesses. This tax went into effect last January. Most individuals do not pay a monthly premium for Part A services, but are subject to a deductible before Medicare coverage begins.

Beneficiaries are generally subject to a coinsurance for benefits covered under Part A. Although Medicare Part A imposes tax increases on those earning $200,000 or more and businesses, there is no such thing as a free lunch. In fact, BIG, BIG changes occur in Medicare Parts B, C, & D.

Unlike Part A, Part B deals with outpatient hospital care, physician visits, and other medical services. There are significant changes in Medicare Part B. I will devote next month’s entire column on Medicare Part B. If you think that Medicare changes are confusing, we dare not open the door to Medicaid changes! Now that you have boarded the voyage-ACA, you are well on your way to a new destiny. Today, skies are sunny and blue; however, forecast indicates thunderstorms are ahead and some are even predicting a tsunami over the horizon. One thing that’s certain– you will never see the shores of yesterday’s health care system again.

Source: Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).

Jeff Belle is a senior fellow at Institute for Public Policy and Leadership Development. He researches, writes and lectures on health policy and leadership development issues.

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