• November 11, 2019

    The Story of the Come Unto Me Sculpture

    by Ted Spilsbury

     

    The beautiful, present-day Spilsbury Mortuary was completed in the fall of 1996 and is a dream come true. From its inception, our mortuary has been the benefactor of many promptings and manifestations, one in particular being the Come Unto Me sculpture. 

     

    In 1997, I was approached by a sales representative of the talented sculptor and artist, Jerry Anderson. I was busy, somewhat heavily in debt, and unconcerned with hearing what he had to say to interest me in the possible placement of a bronze sculpture in the mortuary or on the grounds. He approached me time and time again.

     

    Late one afternoon, about 5:00 p.m., I was feeling relaxed, appreciative, and caught up on all the tasks of the day. Once again, Mr. Carpenter, Jerry Anderson’s sales representative,  happened to stop by. We sat down in the front foyer and visited. One thing led to another, and eventually, I agreed that if the right piece of art was placed…just the right piece that would touch the hearts of all who entered…then maybe I would be interested. I mentioned that I would like to meet Mr. Anderson and have a personal tour of his art gallery.

    In the twinkling of an eye, my associates and I were receiving the grand tour of Jerry and Fawn Anderson’s home gallery. We visited, and for the first time, I seriously considered placement of a beautiful monument in the mortuary. First and foremost, our focus was that, whatever it might be, it should touch the hearts of all who entered the mortuary; it must be a gift to our community: tasteful, respectful, an inspired work of art that was to give peace, comfort, and encouragement.

     

    Jerry asked if we would go home and pray about what such a marvelous concept might be. I was somewhat taken aback by his request. I welcomed his invitation. We would meet in two weeks and share our personal prompting, one of which would determine the destiny of what was to become the Come Unto Me sculpture.

     

    Two weeks passed very quickly.  Once again, my partner, myself, and the Anderson’s were together, seeking direction. As Jerry revealed the visionary concept of the Come Unto Me piece, I was overcome with emotion, and tears filled my eyes. I could truly visualize my mother passing through the veil, young and beautiful, reaching out to our Savior. I could visualize how pleased the Savior would be to see her. Oh, thank heaven for the freedom we call death.

     

    My partner also felt a confirmation. Following the prompting of the Spirit, the  Come Unto Me sculpture is now a reality. We celebrated its unveiling at a dedication ceremony held December 2, 2000. It stands in reverence, a testament to the plan of salvation, confirming our faith in life eternal. It indeed touches the hearts of all who enter. 

     

    I welcome you to come view this beautiful artist’s rendering, depicting our transformation from mortality to immortality. Thank you for allowing us to share these eternal truths with you.

    I sincerely pray that this wonderful piece will touch your heart. It has most certainly achieved its purpose, that of giving back to our community, and much more. As this holiday season approaches, may the love of the Savior fill your heart. May we all be a little better, a little kinder, and a little gentler as we prepare for our own transformation and the transformation of those we love. May the Lord bless you, your family, your home, and your future.

     

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  • November 11, 2019

    Listing Your Home over the Holidays

    By Jessica Elgin

     

    It’s the age old question: Should I list my home over the holidays? Although there is a lot of debate on the pros and cons, the truth is that it depends on your situation.

     

    If you need to relocate for a job or for a family reason, you may not have a choice. However, if you have a home that is hard to sell, you may want to take advantage of the decline in inventory, since fewer homes are on the market during the holidays. According to the MLS market report, there is a steady decrease in the number of homes on the market between October and December. This is followed by a quick inventory increase in January that continues until peak inventory is reached in September. The temporary decrease in inventory during the holiday season gives sellers a better opportunity to capture a buyer’s attention. The general assumption that a decrease in market competition translates to a decrease in the sale price of a home is not true. Over the past three years, there has been a steady increase in sale prices that has not wavered over the holidays.  

     

    There are a few other reasons to sell over the holidays: Buyers who are looking for a home tend to make decisions faster, and many homes look their best with a few holiday decorations.  

    If, however, you just don’t want to be bothered during the holidays, wait until January.  Inventory is still low, and you will have a few months before the market rush in March. It can be stressful trying to coordinate showings with your hectic holiday schedule. You also have to consider if packing and moving during the holidays is a task you want to undertake. Remember, your price will probably go up after a few months. If you take into consideration your mortgage payments and are okay with the loss in extra payments, it may be worth the reduction in stress to wait until the new year.

     

    Here are a few more things to consider. Today, buyers spend an average of eight months online looking for homes before they meet with a realtor to make an offer. Often, they are more inclined to surf web pages when they are snuggled in with a cup of hot cocoa during the holidays. In Washington County, the selling season begins in March and ends in August. September begins the slower season, with approximately ten to twenty percent fewer sales closing between September and February.

     

    If listing your house during the holidays is right for you and your family, here are a few tips: Remember to keep it simple. Opt for a smaller Christmas tree or menorah.   Minimize the clutter. When showing your home, a beautiful table setting always looks great, and there are many table settings that can be purchased inexpensively. Pay special attention to curb appeal. Falling leaves and cobwebs can be distracting and make the home feel uncared for. Make your home feel warm and inviting for potential buyers. Put a few cookies in the oven prior to a showing, and leave them on a plate with a note that says, “Please enjoy the cookies as you are looking at our home.” Small details make a big difference. 

     

    In the end, do what is best for your situation. Since buyers truly do look for a home all year long, there are no worries about missing out on the market. If you would like help with your particular situation, give me a call at (435) 414-1724.

     

    Go to https://content.jwplatform.com/videos/yQOA87Ux-vUBu55rG.mp4 to view Jessica’s holiday video.

     

    View all of Jessica’s videos on Stgnews.com and youtube.com.   

     

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  • September 9, 2019

    Weedsteam: Using Hydro-Thermal Technology to Create Organic Landscapes

    By Diane Del Toro

     

    Last fall, I pulled out a row of oleanders in my backyard. When I was finished, there was a wide swath of empty ground. “It’s perfect for a small flower garden in the spring,” I thought. But within no time at all, weeds had overwhelmed and completely filled the empty patch of land. I had not planned on removing one eyesore only to have another spring up to take its place. Weeds have no boundaries when new territory opens up, and if given the chance, they will grow where they are not wanted, competing with cultivated plants for water, air, and sunlight. Isn’t this what designates them as weeds? They are nothing if not opportunistic!

    Of course, a chemical herbicide could have taken down the weeds in no time at all. These types of products, used to control and kill weeds in flower beds, crops, gardens, and lawns, were considered a godsend when they were first introduced in the 1940s, almost doing away with the backbreaking chore of pulling weeds by hand. Recently, however, the use of chemical herbicides for both commercial and private use has been harshly criticized. Herbicide manufacturers are now embroiled in controversy (and lawsuits) as both the public and the private sectors begin to understand the negative and long-lasting effects these products have on people, animals, and the environment. 

     

    In 2015, the World Health Organization’s International Agency for Research on Cancer concluded that glyphosate (the active ingredient in a popular chemical herbicide) was a probable cause of cancer in humans. In 2017, California’s Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment added glyphosate to its list of chemicals known to cause cancer. And in 2016, University of California San Diego School of Medicine researchers, analyzing samples from a prospective study, determined that human exposure to glyphosate has increased approximately 500 percent since the introduction of genetically modified crops; seventy of the one hundred people participating in the study had detectable levels of glyphosate in their urine.

    Average consumers are left perplexed and confused as to whether they should continue using glyphosate and other chemical herbicides or find an alternative method of weed control. However, before using chemical herbicides for personal or public use, consider the following risks of chemical weed control:

    • Resistance to herbicides. Repeated applications of herbicides over time causes the evolution of many resistant weed species. This results in an increase in the number of applications necessary to kill weeds.
    • Exposure to dangerous chemicals. All chemical herbicides are toxins. Repeated exposure can lead to a buildup of glyphosate or other chemicals in the body. 
    • Damage to surrounding foliage and plants by overspraying. Chemical weed killers sprayed in even a slight breeze can damage or kill desirable vegetation and horticultural crops. Over-spraying can also contaminate nearby waterways.
    • Disregard for public safety. Freshly-sprayed herbicides create a hazard to people and animals who access a newly-sprayed area. Vapours released while spraying the herbicide can cause sickness in chemically-sensitive people and animals.
    • Contamination of storm and potable water. Chemical weed killers translocate easily from paved surfaces and other chemically-treated areas and can contaminate groundwater, streams, creeks, rivers, and lakes. Removing these chemicals from drinking water can be expensive.
    • Contamination of the ecosystem. Most commonly used weed killers have the potential to damage the habitats of sensitive populations. Bees and butterflies, essential to pollination, are especially susceptible to the negative effects of herbicides.
    • Contamination of the soil. Chemicals from herbicides have been shown to kill soil microbes and bind nutrients creating additional costs in soil remediation and fertilization.
    • Deterioration of public trust. The use of chemical herbicides by organizations and municipalities undermines their environmental, safety, and sustainability commitments to the public.

    It is clear the chemical herbicides can pose a risk to people and to the environment, but nobody wants to go back to the days when keeping gardens, farms, sidewalks, and streets weed free meant long hours of manual labor. Thankfully, there is a safer, more effective alternative to chemical herbicides that has been used very successfully in Australia and Europe for over twenty years but is relatively new in the United States: hydro-thermal technology.

    What is hydro-thermal technology?

    It is the use of saturated steam heated to a temperature of 200–250 degrees fahrenheit and delivered through a specialized machine and wand to kill weeds effectively and safely without the use of chemicals. Home owners, hospitals, schools, local governments, and municipalities in the United States and across the world are using hydro-thermal technology to diminish weed growth while eliminating the harm to the environment, animals, and people by the use of chemical herbicides. Even large-scale organic vegetable and fruit farmers, vineyards, and orchards have had success using this method. Luckily, the southern Utah area has access to this environmentally-friendly hydro-thermal technology for killing weeds. Weedsteam St. George, owned by Mike Feuerstein and Nick Mckinlay, is offering this organic weed control service to municipalities, businesses, and residents in southern Utah and the surrounding communities.

    Who is Weedsteam and what services do they provide? Weedsteam is a non-toxic, chemical-free organic weed control company that uses satusteam technology to control and eliminate weeds. Founded in 2018 and currently operating in Colorado, northern Utah, Hawaii, and southern Utah, it is a long-term weed control solution that protects the environment and helps ecosystems return to their proper state, eliminating super-weeds that become chemically resistant. “I wanted to feel good about providing a service to the community that would also have a positive impact on the environment,” said Feuerstein. “Weedsteam fulfills both of these goals by delivering a lethal temperature of steam to weeds that is perfectly safe.” 

    Weedsteam is the perfect solution for municipalities, government agencies, HOAs, water reserve systems, and businesses who are trying to preserve and protect the environment, ensure a safe work environment for their employees and patrons, and maintain chemical-free and weed-free recreational facilities and landscapes for public use. Weedsteam’s hydro-technology method for killing weeds can be used on commercial and public building sites, public playgrounds, parking lots, city and government flood and fire restoration sites, and more.

    Weedsteam also serves private homeowners who want to reduce their impact on the environment, keep pastures and yards safe for children and animals, and create a more healthy environment for their families. “I’m thrilled to find a natural alternative to herbicides,” said Weedsteam customer, Helen Parker. “I don’t have to worry about my dogs on the grass anymore.” Marci Tipper, another Weedsteam customer, also voiced her enthusiasm. “I have been concerned about having my horse pasture sprayed with RoundUp® to control the thistle and hounds tongue. Now I don’t have to (worry),” she said. “The WeedSteam technology targets undesirable weeds and plants but does not harm desirable plants,” explained Feuerstein. “It destroys weeds quickly and effectively, exploding the plant cells right down to the root. It can be used year round in any weather condition without the fear of contaminating the air or nearby areas.” 

    “Our vision is to be an instrument for good and positive change,” said Weedsteam Inc. co-founder, Robin Proctor. “We are passionate about reducing the use of dangerous chemicals in the world, and we have a revolutionary way of doing this. Killing weeds with steam is so exciting to us; we hope it moves others to want to join us.” Mahatma Gandhi said, “You must be the change you want to see in the world.” With the current heightened awareness of environmental safety, governments, leaders, groups, and individuals are searching for—and finding— strategies that will help them do their part in maintaining environmental sustainability. WeedSteam offers an innovative and beneficial way for everyone to do just that.

    What are the advantages of using WeedSteam?

    1. It is eco-friendly and uses no toxic or harmful chemicals.
    2. It does not destroy the soil structure or leave a mess.
    3. It kills most root systems and seeds.
    4. It depletes the seedbank; next-year’s seeds are destroyed this year.
    5. It is significantly faster than hand weeding and other environmentally-safe methods for killing or removing weeds.
    6. It poses no threat to humans, animals, waterways, or vegetation.
    7. It helps businesses and government leaders improve public perception and creates positive media exposure.
    8. It provides safe accessibility to treated areas immediately.

     

    For more information, to get a quote, or to schedule an appointment with Weedsteam St. George, call (435) 817-8326 or go to weedsteamstgeorge.com.

     

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  • September 9, 2019

    There’s Something for Everyone at the Health Fair

    By LiVe Well Center

     

    Each year, Intermountain Dixie Regional Medical Center is proud to put on our annual LiVe Well Health Fair. The health fair provides an opportunity for health providers and other nonprofit community groups to gather together under one roof in the name of helping you live the healthiest life possible. This year’s health fair returns to the Dixie Regional Health and Performance Center on September 28, 2019.

    The health fair will kick off at 8:00 a.m. with the first annual LiVe Well Fun Run/Walk, sponsored by the Intermountain LiVe Well Center. The event will start in the Health and Performance Center parking lot and take you around the hospital. “We are excited to be a part of the health fair this year by encouraging exercise,” said Allen Christensen, Health Promotion and Wellness Operations Manager at LiVe Well Center in St. George. “There could not be a better way to start out a day dedicated to living well than going for a morning walk or jog with friends.” All ages and abilities are welcome to participate in the free fun run, but participants will need to fill out a liability waiver the morning of the event.


    At 9:00 a.m., the entire health fair opens with booths located on each level of the Health and Performance Center. “Another new addition to the health fair that is sure to be a hit is a robotics exhibit,” said Mitch Cloward, administrator of Dixie Regional Medical Center. “Our same day surgery department has acquired a da Vinci Surgical System that will help perform minimally invasive surgeries and improve care. Once up and running, this system will be able to assist doctors in performing surgeries in urology, general surgery, gynecology, and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) using the most up to date technology.” A model of this system will be available at the fair so attendees can experiment with it to get a feel for how the surgeon will use it during surgery.

    “One of the great benefits of the health fair is the involvement of our community partners who are dedicated to helping you get a snapshot of your health,” said Jordan Merrill, Community Health Specialist at Dixie Regional. “We are excited to return this year with a screening team to provide you with information about your blood pressure, potential for depression, and more.” 

    The community health team will join other volunteers from Intermountain Healthcare, Southwest Utah Public Health Department, Dixie State University, Community Nursing Services, and other health businesses to offer more than a dozen services, which include flu shots (most major insurances accepted; $20 fee with cash, check, or credit card), skin cancer screening, cholesterol tests ($25 fee; fasting for at least eight hours prior to test required), musculoskeletal information, body composition, hearing and balance, and more.

    Other booths will be available to provide information on community programs and services that partner with Dixie Regional to help make our community a better place for everyone to live. Family friendly exhibits like the Teddy Bear Clinic will also be available.

    We hope you will invite a friend or family member and join us at the health fair. If you have any questions, please feel free to call 435-251-2159.

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  • September 9, 2019

    Answering Your Questions about CBD

    By Hurricane Family Pharmacy

     

    Our team at Hurricane Family Pharmacy is getting lots of questions about CBD products. There is no shortage of information and misinformation when talking about CBD. In this article we will explain what CBD is and how it can be used.

    Many people are confused about the differences between CBD and marijuana. CBD stands for cannabidiol and comes from the hemp plant. The active ingredient in marijuana is THC. Hemp is completely different from marijuana in its function, cultivation, and application. Marijuana is used for medicinal or recreational purposes. Hemp is used in a variety of other applications for which marijuana couldn’t possibly be used. These include healthy dietary supplements, skin products, clothing, and accessories.

    The most commonly asked question is “Will I get high from hemp?” The answer is no, and here is why. While there are at least 113 known cannabinoids produced by the hemp plant, cannabis is identified by its two active ingredients: THC and CBD. THC is the only molecule in the cannabis family with a psychoactive component. It’s the only one that will get you “high.” CBD, even at extremely high doses, will not make you feel “high.” There are hundreds of other cannabinoids, terpenes, and phytonutrients present in the cannabis plant that are beneficial to overall health and wellness. 

    CBD research is advancing rapidly. Clinical research on cannabidiol includes preliminary studies for anxiety, cognition, movement disorders, inflammation, and pain. The strongest evidence, according to a comprehensive review of cannabinoid studies from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, shows that cannabinoids can be effective in improving two conditions: patient-reported multiple sclerosis spasticity symptoms and short-term sleep outcomes in individuals with sleep disturbance associated with obstructive sleep apnea syndrome, fibromyalgia, chronic pain, and multiple sclerosis. It’s also safe to use as an adjunct with opioids. 

    With little to no regulation, CBD products are easily susceptible to fraud. When buying CBD online or in general retail stores, there is a huge risk that you could end up with products that don’t contain CBD at all, contain less CBD than claimed, contain too much THC, or contain contaminants. It’s important to use a professional grade CBD that undergoes rigorous third party testing. It’s also important to use a full-spectrum CBD— one containing over 100 different cannabinoids—in order to obtain the best health benefits.

    Pharmacists are medication experts. Our team of pharmacists are also supplement experts. Since all CBD is not created equally, we have studied many different brands and dosage forms so that we can confidently recommend the best product. We have noticed that our patients are looking to reduce the amount of traditional medications in favor of natural products. We are here to help! Reach out to any of our pharmacy team members at Hurricane Family Pharmacy to answer any health related questions you have.

     

    Cliff Holt – Hurricane Family Pharmacy – 435-635-8200

     

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  • September 9, 2019

    Cancer Treatment: Know Your Options

    Gamma West Cancer Services

    Curing cancer with the fewest side effects or complications.

    At Gamma West Cancer Services, this is our goal and our founding purpose. How do we do it?  We start with highly-trained physicians using the best technology. Then we follow our patients, confirm the outcome, report any side effects, and publish our results in peer-reviewed medical journals. Very few groups, if any, can provide this kind of evidence. It is said that ”the best predictor of future outcome is past performance.” 

    Our results speak for themselves.

    If you have been diagnosed with cancer, you owe it to yourself and your loved ones to investigate your options. Factors your investigation should consider include training, experience, confirmed results, and patient satisfaction. We welcome your in-depth investigation. Get a second opinion!

    Prostate cancer can be treated with outpatient procedures, which in one of our earliest studies produced a ninety-four percent cure rate at eight years with minimal side effects, including a complete absence of urinary incontinence. Most patients also preserved sexual function. These two things are important!

    Sophisticated Tomotherapy® image-guided, intensity-modulated radiation therapy allows for the efficient treatment of breast cancer while excluding radiation from underlying sensitive structures, such as the lung and heart. There have been improvements to reduce skin reaction, lymphedema (swelling of the arm), and other former side effects, and treatment time is far less.

    Esteya® electronic brachytherapy allows shallow, penetrating X-rays to treat skin cancers around the facial area in a total of eight two-minute treatments. There is no need for lengthy surgeries, plastic surgery repairs, and an unsatisfying cosmetic appearance. So many patients have expressed relief and gratitude that a small skin cancer on their nose was cured so easily with no residual deformity. These good people send us their family and friends. Far too few people are even aware of this mainstream option offered exclusively at Gamma West Cancer Services.

    Please visit our website (gammawest.com) to find more information on cancer treatment options and related success stories as well as direct links to the published studies mentioned. With cancer, taking time to understand all of the options is a wise investment. Our friendly and caring cancer team can help. If you choose to have your care with us, we will do everything possible to make a very difficult experience as smooth and pleasant as possible

     

    St. Mark’s Hospital  1250 E 3900 S Suite B-10 – Salt Lake City, UT 84124

    Salt Lake Regional Hospital  1050 E South Temple – Salt Lake City, UT 84102

    Davis Hospital and Medical Center  2132 N 1700 W Suite B-101 – Layton, UT 84041

    Ogden Regional Medical Center  5475 S 500 E – Ogden, UT 84405

    Jordan Valley Hospital  3580 W 9000 S – West Jordan, UT 84088

    Timpanogos Regional Hospital  674 W 800 N Suite B-10 – Orem, UT 84057

    St. George Clinic  1308 E 900 S Unit B – St. George, UT 84790

     

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  • September 9, 2019

    A Lack of Amino Acids Could Be Stressing You Out!

    By Fusion Pharmacy

     

    Last year, I had the pleasure of assisting in a case involving a patient who thrives in a packed, high-pressure life and work schedule. If she doesn’t have a puzzle to solve, somewhere to go, or someone to help, she doesn’t know what to do with herself. Her life is like an adventure movie, moving from one thing to another, and she loves it! 

     

    Meet Jessica, the Queen of Thriving Under Pressure and Stress

    Jessica is one busy lady. She’s a single mom, an entrepreneur, a St. George Chamber of Commerce Sunshiner, a broadcaster, a writer, a developer, and a real estate agent for one of St. George’s top agencies. Jessica’s schedule is one that would make most people exhausted just thinking about it, but not her. She thrives in it! 

    Because Jessica is constantly on the go, she is well-aware of doing little things that help to sustain her energy and her health. She takes her vitamins, eats well, and tries to get a good night’s sleep. As far as exercise, we are both in agreement that her daily routine more than fulfills the recommended step count.

     

    It’s Not a Good Feeling

    Jessica was under a lot of stress, so she was experiencing certain “physical symptoms” that came and went. She had become so used to these feelings that she simply shrugged them off as nothing more than a passing moment or nothing that a good meal and night’s rest couldn’t cure.

    The feelings I’m referring to are stress responses that come on both mentally and physically. Sometimes, these feelings present as anxiousness or nervousness, brain fog, melancholia or depression, anger, and dramatic outbursts, even hyperactivity and an inability to stay focused. These stress responses can also bring about changes in body temperature as well as vision and hearing impairment. And let us not forget the big ones, the stop-you-in-your-tracks responses of a heart attack or stroke.

    Jessica’s mental and physical response to stress presented as a feeling of being flushed with sensations of numbness in her face. She experienced moments of hyperactivity. She felt anxious that something needed her attention. In addition, there were times when she would see spots and become dizzy or fatigued, and migraines were a common occurrence.

    If any of this sounds familiar, you need to pay close attention because these are signs that your body is in need of something!

     

    Here’s How Jessica Found Out She Needed Amino Acids 

    A year ago, Jessica was sitting in a meeting with Jared DuPree, owner of St. George Health & Wellness Magazine. Jared noticed that Jessica had suddenly zoned out mid-sentence, and he knew this was not normal for her. As a wellness provider, Jared had witnessed this behavior in others before, so this was a clue that Jessica was in need of something. Jared called a stop to what they were working on at that moment and had her take an amino acid assessment test. Jessica took the test and found out some interesting news: Her symptoms were directly related to an amino acid deficiency!

    Jessica waited three days before showing up at Fusion Specialty Pharmacy to start her amino acid therapy. She explained that she had experienced a total crash that had forced her to realize she couldn’t wait any longer. Earlier that day, she had experienced “that feeling,” a flushed face and inability to hold a thought. She had decided to lie down for a few minutes and let it pass. Four hours later, she had awakened to find that a dear friend had been worried sick about her because she had not been able to get ahold of her for hours. Jessica was surprised to learn that she had lost the better part of an entire workday! 

    Jessica’s assessment revealed that she was depleted of three amino acids. Her protocols were as follows: Two of the three amino acids were to be taken in small increments for a short period of time and then as needed; the third amino acid was to be taken every four hours for three to four weeks then twice a day for thirty days and eventually tapering down to two capsules once a day and then as needed. Jessica was instructed on how to regulate her amino acid supplementation according to her symptoms. 

     

    The Happy Side Effects of Jessica’s Amino Acid Therapy

    When speaking with Jessica for this article, I asked her how long it took before she started feeling better. She said she started feeling better almost immediately. She reported that “the feeling she gets in her face” was gone. She also stated that she didn’t experience the “I need to be doing something” feeling that kept her from finding moments of relaxation and mental rest. What I also loved hearing was that the migraine headaches that had been plaguing her (between nine or ten a month) were totally gone!

    It has been a year since Jessica started her amino acid therapy. At our follow-up visit, she remarked that there had been a few times when she had failed to keep up with her amino acid therapy routine. She also said that when she notices that her symptoms are returning or that she starts to crave sugar, she runs right for her amino acids, which she keeps in her purse.

    Jessica happily admits that presently she feels migraine-free and more focused. She hasn’t had another episode of crashing and losing time and feels calmer when dealing with high-stress situations. This is such great news!

     

    Awareness About Amino Acids

    This year, my team and I have been doing a lot of writing, and I’ve been lecturing in public forums about amino acid therapy. It is important for every reader to know that amino acid therapy is unique to every person. Therefore, I don’t go into a lot of detail about specific amino acids or amino acid combinations. They are as unique in the way they work as you are unique as an individual person. 

    If you are curious about an amino acid therapy regimen for yourself or a loved one, please come in and see us! The amino acid therapy test will take you about twenty minutes. My team and I have done our homework to find reputable and trustworthy manufacturers, and we only carry the best pharmaceutical grade supplements available. Amino acids don’t require a prescription from your doctor, but we highly advise you to let your doctor know of any over-the-counter medications, vitamins, and/or supplements that you are taking.

     

     

     

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  • September 9, 2019

    Finney Farm: Deliciously Pure Dairy Products

    By Angel Naivalu

     

    Winford “Finney” Barlow is the owner/operator of Finney Farm, a state-certified dairy farm located in Hildale, Utah, that produces raw milk and fine artisan raw milk cheeses. The business had its start thirty-three years ago when Finney married Carolena, a dairy girl with a talent for making cheese. The two of them built a barn, bought a few cows, and began milking them. It wasn’t long before they had more milk than they needed, so they started selling it to family and friends. What began in 1986 has grown into a commercial dairy that provides the southern Utah community with high-quality dairy products, including raw milk, cheese, cream-top yogurt, and frozen yogurt.

    Quality Counts

    The Barlow’s passion and skill for creating delicious, nutrient-rich dairy products comes from a combination of years of experience, research, and formal training. According to Finney, Carolena has been driven by a commitment to feed their twelve children the most nutritious dairy products possible. Because of this, all of the Finney Farm cows are grass fed to keep them healthy and producing a high-caliber product. The Barlows also refrain from using artificial growth hormones on their animals. “We are the biggest consumers of our own products,” Finney said. “What we put in the cow comes out! That’s why we feed our cows a quality diet. I wouldn’t give anything to your family that I wouldn’t give to mine.”  

    While most dairies pasteurize their milk to minimize the potential risk of bacteria, the milk produced at Finney Farm is unpasteurized. Pasteurization, the process of heat-processing milk, kills the probiotics, vitamins, minerals, and enzymes naturally found in raw milk. Lactose sensitivity, an increasingly common condition in people, can also be a byproduct of pasteurization. However, at Finney Farm, a state-certified lab is housed on site where milk is tested daily! This type of quality control keeps products free from unwanted bacteria and eliminates the need for pasteurization. What is more, Finney Farm’s unpasteurized milk and cheese comes from a preferred Brown Swiss breed of cow that produces milk with a higher butter fat and a higher casein content (the main protein in milk), giving the milk a sweetness that can’t be found in milk from other breeds of cows. The result is milk, cheese, and yogurt that is better for digestion; often, customers who have difficulty digesting standard commercial dairy products can successfully tolerate products from Finney Farm.

    Taste the Difference

    Although Finney Farm is located in Hildale, Utah, their products can be purchased at any of their three permanent locations in southern Utah: 

    • 511 East St. George Boulevard – St. George, Utah
    • Just off I-15 north of St. George, Utah – Kannaraville/New Harmony exit #42
    • 1320 North Canyon Street – Hildale, UT

    Each location is open Monday through Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Find them online at finneyfarm.com and on Facebook. Their stores carry additional items from other local vendors, including raw honey, whole wheat and sprouted wheat bread, products from Sweet Keto Bakery, and cage free/free range eggs.

    Visit Finney Farm and taste the farm fresh, wholesome goodness of their dairy products!

     

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  • September 9, 2019

    Connecting Health and Family History

    by Charlene Paul

     

    All people have traits that make them who they are. Passed down from parents to children, these can be physical traits, such as webbed toes, long legs, or green eyes,  or personality-type traits, such as compassion, intelligence, and musical ability. 

    Conditions like heart disease, diabetes, and cancer can also be passed from parents to children. Since knowing the markers for certain illnesses and conditions is an important aspect of one’s overall health, searching one’s family history for health risk factors might be life-saving. Once you learn about your family history regarding genetics and disease, you will be better equipped to make the changes necessary to stay as healthy as possible. 

    So where do you begin? Is it really necessary to search through antiquated papers or slog your way through ancient cemeteries? The answer is a resounding no! On September 27–28, 2019, the Dixie Center in St. George, Utah, will host the Family History Conference, Connect Your Family One Person at a Time. Representatives will be on hand to help you in your quest to learn about your family history. MyHeritage will help you uncover your ethnic origins, find your DNA matches, and analyze medical risks. RootsMagic will help with research, organization, and the preservation of your life stories. With their collection of billions of records, FamilySearch will help you piece together your ancestors’ history. Genealogy Wall Charts will be handing out free family fan charts, and Legacy Tree will be offering free consultations.

    From estate planning to Tupperware®, history to photo preservation, and face painting to Indian jewelry, attendees to this family-friendly event will find something for everyone as they meander through the exhibit hall. If you aren’t sure how to write your memoir, there will be a class for that. Do you need to find out about your Danish, Welch, English, or Mexican ancestors? There will be a class for that. Are you having trouble organizing your records? There will be a class for that. With more than sixty classes, your biggest dilemma will be choosing which classes to attend.  

    Friday afternoon’s keynote speaker, Stan Ellsworth, a six-foot-two-inch, 300-pound former NFL player, will share his passion for our founding fathers and mothers and the sacrifices they made in the creation of this nation. Stan is the Harley-Davidson-riding host and creator of BYUtv’s American history program American Ride. As a bonus, Ellsworth will lead the Charity Motorcycle Ride on Saturday, September 28, from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Participants will receive a t-shirt, swag bag, breakfast, lunch, a chance to enter the Money Machine to win great prizes, and a beautiful ride. Proceeds will be donated to the Dove Center. For more information about this event, visit www.familyrootsconference.com.

    Saturday morning’s keynote speaker, Hank Smith, loves to talk. Whether he’s teaching a class at BYU, telling inspiring stories at youth conferences and firesides, speaking with Fortune 500 companies, or talking to school audiences, Smith loves to share his humor and fresh perspective on topics ranging from religion to motivation. Audiences love his enthusiasm and spirited presentations.

    McDonald’s will provide free lunch to all youth who attend the free youth event featuring Hank Smith and BYU Vocal Point on Saturday starting at 9:00 a.m. Games, prizes, entertainment, and family history combine for an amazing day for youth twelve to eighteen years old. 

    Tickets are on sale now for the Saturday night concert featuring Brigham Young University’s world-renowned a cappella ensemble Vocal Point. This nine-man vocal group combines tight harmonies, out-of-this-world vocal percussion, and crisp choreography for one of the most entertaining performances you’ll ever attend. 

    The interactive conference hall will be alive with an authentic pioneer experience, complete with candle making, panning for gold, rug weaving, and blacksmithing. Native-American dancers will be performing and sharing their native history throughout the two-day conference.

    Mark your calendar and join us at the Dixie Center on Friday and Saturday, September 27–28, 2019, for two days of exploration, discovery, and education. We’ll see you there!

    For more information, registration, and concert information, visit our website at www.familyrootsconference.com.

     

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  • September 9, 2019

    Are You Tired of Having Old Knees Even Though You Aren’t That Old?

    By East West Health

     

    Just the other day, I had one of my patients tell me, “Regan, aging is not for sissies, but I’ll take it over the alternative!” I couldn’t agree with him more. As children, we heal very quickly, but it seems that the older we get, the harder it is to bounce back. 

    Aging typically impacts our joints first. Lately, have you noticed that your knees make noise when you squat down? Have you felt the lack of stability walking up and down the stairs? Have you felt more pain when you’re hiking, running, or even walking, and do you wonder why? 

    The noise and pain in your knees can be one of the earliest signs of accelerated aging, which might also be osteoarthritis or bone-on-bone from a loss of cushioning. Until now, the only options you’ve been given are an injection to ease the pain and inflammation or a surgical operation, such as a knee replacement. What if we could put new life into your knees?

    The good news is that you have master cells in your body, called stem cells, that replace cells when they die. If you have enough healthy stem cells, you will slow your aging process and speed up your ability to heal and recover. With new scientific breakthroughs, there are more ways now than ever before to reverse various aspects of aging in your knees or other joints in safe, effective, and non-invasive ways.

    Here’s what John and Alison had to say: “Wow! This is the best decision we’ve made. My knees are better than ever before. I honestly can’t remember my knees feeling this good. This is a miracle. May God bless you all for what you are doing for humanity.”

    To find out just how good it feels to be free of pain and to fight the aging in your knees, come see our talented regenerative medical specialists at East West Health. Call us and reference this article for a complimentary evaluation to see if you qualify for one of our regenerative treatments at 435-773-7790.

     

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