Healthy fun and games for youngsters

FALLBROOK — AVID teens from Fallbrook Union High School have volunteered to tackle the exercise component of Type 2 diabetes prevention by developing games and activities to reach out to local youngsters to increase their physical wellbeing. They have named their group the Diabetes Exercise Task Force. Now in its second year, this three-year project […]

Breaking New Year’s resolutions

The traditional New Year’s resolution is the tradition of breaking it. In February, the resolution has turned into a burden. By March, you’ve quit. The problem is that usually the resolution itself is too difficult or too vague a goal. How about breaking down the Mt. Everest-sized challenge into a week-long series of short, doable […]

Merging meaning and mourning

A funeral can be as unique as the individual being remembered. Even while adhering to traditions and ceremony, a funeral service should reflect personal values, interest and experiences – all the things that formed the rich tapestry of a life worth celebrating. A meaningful funeral service is also an essential element in the healing process […]

NAMI meeting Feb. 8

The North Inland chapter of the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill (NAMI) will hold their monthly educational meeting on Tues., Feb.8, at the Kinesis Building at 474 W. Vermont Ave., Escondido, beginning at 7 p.m. Residents from the Fallbrook and Bonsall areas are always welcome to attend meetings. This month’s speaker will be Roselind […]

Cholesterol & diabetes screenings

Elevated levels of cholesterol and glucose are the key indicators linked to many of the most serious diseases that affect us all. The National Institutes of Health recommends everyone over 20 years of age have a complete cholesterol screening (lipid panel) and glucose test at least once every five years. A complete range of cholesterol […]

Broccoli and cantaloupe, not bypasses

It’s a terrible indictment of the entire medical establishment that we experience such high rates of cardiovascular (CVD) diseases, suffer such misery, and spend so much money on medical approaches to a largely avoidable disease. Dean Ornish, the late Nathan Pritikin, and others have found that many of their heart patients could avoid surgery or […]

Spa Star: Barbara Findler’s Many Hats

Barbara Findler wears many hats. She is a mom, a massage therapist and, for the last seven years, the co-owner of Fallbrook Wellness Spa, which she founded in Fallbrook, California, in San Diego County. Her passion for massage therapy has led Findler to study at 13 massage schools and accumulate 2,700 hours’ training during her […]

Health benefits of pets

The familiar adage “pets are good for your health” is based on a theory that pet ownership leads to better self care, and recent studies show possible associations between pet ownership and better eating, exercise, nutritional status and the lowering of specific cardiovascular risk factors. Most households in the United States have at least one […]

Matlack finishes Rock & Roll Marathon

Margaret Matlack, Realtor RE/MAX United, just completed 26.2 miles in the Phoenix Rock & Roll Marathon in Arizona to raise funds to cure cancer. Margaret, a member of Team in Training, the fundraising arm of the American Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, is preparing for her fourth marathon and her third season as a mentor to […]