September 2015 Newsletter

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Quote Of The Month:   Does expecting the unexpected make the unexpected expected after you expected it when it is unexpected?  And does unexpecting the expected make the expected unexpected because unexpecting the expected should make the expected unexpected like how expecting the unexpected makes the unexpected expected?.  (Author Unknown to us)

Congratulations To:

L. Rozwood-Carter of Catalina, AZ   Winner of our August early payment drawing for 1 free additional year of membership.

Congratulations to our winner and thank you to everyone that entered the drawing.

To Your Health With Jourdin Hendershot:


Back To School

Backpacks, school supplies, lunch boxes and new wardrobes…  This must mean it‘s time to get ready for a new school year!

At school, children spend a lot of the time confined to a classroom for hours each day, where they can easily transfer germs to one another just by simply playing with the same toy or sharing the same supplies.  Although teachers try to do everything they can to keep their classroom clean, germs are just bound to breed.

As a parent, there are plenty of things you can do to help stop the spread of germs.

Here are some great tips on how to stay healthy during this upcoming school year:
  • Teach proper hand washing – This is one of the most important ways we can prevent the spread of germs.  Tell them to wash their hands after they blow their nose, after using the restroom and before eating.  Doing this will help reduce the chances of getting sick and help keep them from infecting others.

  • It‘s okay not to share – Yes, sharing is good for kids but remind them not to share meals, snacks and drinks with classmates.  Even the school water fountain is infested with germs. Send a personal water bottle.

  • Tame sniffles – Catching the sniffles early may save you from a full blown cold later.  Tell your child to cover their mouth when they sneeze or cough with a tissue then wash their hands immediately.  You can even send hand sanitizer with them in case they are unable to get to a sink.  If you see the sniffles turning into more of a cold, always keep your child home.

  • Bring your own supplies – Supply your child with their own classroom supplies such as mechanical pencils (so they don‘t have to use the sharpener), crayons, rulers, etc.

  • Build immunity – Make sure your child gets enough sleep, exercise and eats a well balanced diet.  You want to protect your child from the inside as well as the outside.
Heading back to school can be stressful for both the kids and parents, so following these simple tasks will help relieve some stress knowing your child is taking all precautions to stay healthy.

If you have questions you would like to discuss with Jourdin, feel free to drop her an email by clicking here.

The above health material is provided as an information service.  It should not be used for diagnostic purposes nor is it intended to take the place of the important relationship between you and your doctor.

Grandma's Kitchen With Grandma C.:

Grandma C.

Lemon-Blueberry Surprise Tart


  1. 1 lemon cake mix

  2. 1 tub Cool Whip (regular size)

  3. 1 small pkg cream cheese, softened

  4. ½ cup powdered sugar

  5. 1 can blueberry pie filling, chilled (the regular or light variety)
Mix the Lemon Cake mix according to package directions, except use 1 less egg than is required.  Pour ½ of the mix into the bottom of a greased, glass 9 or 10 inch tart pan.  Bake at 350 degrees for approximately 15- 18 minutes.  Remove and let cool completely.

In a small mixing bowl, blend Cool Whip, cream cheese and powdered sugar until mixed.  Mixture should have the consistency of creamy frosting.  Spread the mixture over the cake in the tart pan.  Chill for 1 hour.  Pour the chilled blueberry pie filling evenly over the top of the tart.  Refrigerate until ready to serve.

* Note: the leftover batter can be made into cupcakes or used to make a second tart, (maybe a different flavor, such as cherry!)

Another variation of this dessert is to bake the cake mix in individual ramekins.  Just be careful not to overfill the ramekins.  When baking, you don't want the cake to rise more than halfway up in the ramekin.

The lemon flavor goes well with both blueberry and cherry, but I think it would be wonderful to try this with spice cake and apple pie filling!

Enjoy!  And remember, if it looks and smells good, eat it!!

If you have a recipe that you would like to share with Grandma C., drop her an email by clicking here.

Keeping Fit With Clayton "TR" Parker

Clayton (TR)

Get The Most Out Of Your Treadmill Workouts

The treadmill is one of the most used workout apparatus of all time.  It is also the most misused, underrated and misconceptualized workout apparatus of all time.  When you mention treadmill, most people immediately think “cardio workout”.  True, you will get a great cardio workout, however the misconception is that it is only good for that.  Most “gym rats” tend to think of the treadmill as a lazy man‘s workout and the majority of the treadmill users misuse the machine.

Running on a treadmill is not all about how fast you can run for how long, how high you can get your heart rate up and how many calories the machine tells you that you have burned.  Don‘t get me wrong, it is great and effective for that, but there is so much more that this machine can do. 

For example, when used correctly, you can workout your legs, abs, cardio and back muscles all at the same time and in a natural way that lessens the strain of the muscles and joints.  Here are some tips to getting the most out of your treadmill workout.
  1. Stretch out and warm up:  Just like in any workout, you want to prepare your muscles and body for it.  When you go jogging and running outside you stretch, hydrate and start off slow, the treadmill workout should be prepared for in the same way.

  2. Avoid Doing Only The Same Flat Speed Running:  Flat speed running is good for you, don‘t get me wrong.  It is often recommended for people doing a focused workout for cardio and calorie burn.  However, if you adjust the setting you will get the same calorie burn and cardio workout and build muscle as well.

  3. Try to avoid the burnout run:  Burnout runs often do more damage to your muscles and joints than good.  Yes, you feel like you got a good workout after, I get that, but it greatly increases your chance of injury.

  4. Keep A Consistent Cadence:  Cadence and consistency is the key to a running workout.  Start off slow and increase to a comfortable speed as you see fit.  Keep the same running motion and tempo. This will help your muscles adjust as you increase or decrease speed and incline.

  5. Don‘t Be Scared To Use The Incline:  When running uphill, you use almost 9% more muscles than when running on a flat surface, your cardio can increase almost 3bpm more and you can burn almost 1.25 calories more at a time.  You don‘t want to set the incline to mirror Mt. Everest, but you do want to set a steady incline degree that you feel comfortable with and where you can “feel the burn”.
When you are cooling down from the treadmill run, make sure you reverse the workout.  If you set up a 0-5%-10%-15% incline on your workout then do 15%-10%-5%-0 on your cool-down as you gradually decrease your speed.  This will allow for all of your muscles to cool down evenly.

Until next time: Stay Fit, Stay Healthy, Stay Strong

If you have questions you would like to discuss with Clayton, feel free to drop him an email by clicking here.

The above fitness material is provided as an information service.  Remember:  Always check with your doctor before starting any new type of excerise program.

Dr. Gonzalez

Aesthetic Dental Health

Our spotlight for September goes to the city of Avondale Arizona and shines on Dr. Catalina Gonzalez and the staff at Aesthetic Dental Health

A graduate from the University of the Pacific in San Francisco, California, Dr. Gonzalez now calls Goodyear her home.  Dr. Gonzalez‘s passion for dentistry and interest in her patients, make them feel welcomed and cared for.  She is devoted to her profession and remains up to date in innovative techniques and materials through advanced education and training.

The practice is located at 13065 W McDowell Rd. Suite B-101, Avondale, AZ 85392.  The phone number is 623-882-1113.  We also invite you to visit them on the web.

Say thank you to your dental office for the excellent manner in which you are treated by nomimating your dentist!

Fun Facts:


Crazy, Zany Facts We Bet You Didn't Know

  • Crayola produces nearly 3 billion crayons each year – an average of twelve million daily.  Blue is the most popular Crayola color.

  • Before erasers were invented, the best way to erase graphite was with a rolled up piece of white bread.  The eraser is called a “rubber” in some places.  It presumably received this name because it could rub out pencil marks.

  • In the United States, 79 million students carry backpacks.  Of those, more than 92% haul more than 10-22% of their body weight (with the ideal range being 10-15%) and 30-50% report back pain because of their backpacks.

  • Before the invention of the paperclip in 1899, papers were fastened by “putting ribbon through parallel incisions in the upper left hand corner of pages”, and later, using straight pins for the same purpose.

  • You can sharpen the blades on a pencil sharpener by simply wrapping your pencils in aluminum foil before inserting them.  Aluminum foil sharpens scissors too.

  • Richard Drew was the first person to invent tape.  He invented masking tape for painters in 1923 (it was a wide paper with adhesive only on the edges), and in 1930, he invented cellulose tape, the first clear, all-purpose adhesive tape.

  • A pencil can write 45,000 words or draw a line 35 miles long and will write in zero gravity, upside down, or under water!

  • To remove a splinter gently, all you need is Scotch (clear adhesive) tape!  Place the cellophane tape directly on top of a splinter, then peel it off in the direction that the splinter entered the skin.

Come back for more in next months issue!

Dental Talk - A Member Blog Forum:

Come blog with us!  Dental Talk with Savon is a fun forum to post your interesting topics!  Your comments are welcome, it‘s free to use and no membership is required.

Some of the topics include;

These are just a few of the topics.  Our blog site contains many other interesting topics.  Please join us!!

Here’s Your Answer

Questions From Our Members

L. Greenspan from Miami FL. asks:

“I am a new member and I want to go in and get my teeth cleaned.  I don't want an exam and x-rays, I just want my teeth cleaned.  Every doctor on your plan has refused to clean my teeth without a exam and I don't understand why.”

Savon’s Answer

Well first of all, your question alone tells us that our providers are doing their job and doing it well.  As a new patient in any practice, an exam, x-rays, treatment plan and consulation is standard procedure.

The creation of your record establishes you as a patient and the x-rays not only show the doctor the condition of your mouth, it provides them with a picture of your mouth before they do any work on you.  The treatment plan is a road map to optimum oral health and for the most part it is not carved in stone, which means in most cases you should be able to pick and choose what you want to have done and what you want to pass on.

If your oral health is good and time permits, in most cases a cleaning can be done at the same appointment. 

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