HYPE OR SCIENCE?

I think we would be hard pressed to find someone who lived in the eighties who doesn’t remember the song “She blinded me with Science!”, by Thomas Dolby. Although the meaning of the song and the lyrics escape me, the title is catchy. So catchy in fact, that as you continue to read this article, you may want to sing/yell “SCIENCE!” out loud each time you see the word.

Science is based on knowledge. It can be proven, or logically and rationally explained. People don’t necessarily get excited by this term, whereas the meaning of hype can be “a fad” or “to excite”. Open up any national publication and you will find numerous ads that use hype to promote their products. It could be a highly compensated famous actor/actress or another form of sensual advertising to get your attention. The same can be said for television advertisements. It’s marketing 101 as usual for these companies; from beauty products to household items. I don’t know about you, but I prefer proof over hype.

Here at Clinical Apothecaries, we are proud to announce the arrival of RX Skin Therapy. This revolutionary skin care line combines the most powerful pharmaceuticals with the finest natural ingredients to deliver advanced scientific formulas used to cleanse, correct, hydrate and protect. These high quality skin care products contain restorative ingredients that work below the skin’s surface to regenerate the health of the skin, revealing a smoother, more youthful appearance.

RX Skin Therapy was created by a pharmacist who developed the line after years of compounding problem-solving products with patients and physicians.  RX Skin Therapy was manufactured after seeing significant clinical successes.  The skincare line includes 18 products intended to improve the appearance of aging skin. They include cleansers, facial masques and exfoliants, moisturizers, and anti-aging and skin-rejuvenation products.

Because the formulations are science-based and contain medicinal percentages of cosmeceutical ingredients and botanicals, the products are significantly different than most similar products, which often include only trace amounts of these expensive ingredients and botanicals. Also, rest assured that these products are cruelty-free and environmentally friendly. They are never tested on animals and manufactured with the environment in mind. All ingredients are eco-safe. Additionally, RX Skin Therapy products contain no irritating dyes or chemical fragrances.

Identifying which products would be beneficial to your skin type doesn’t have to be a guessing game.  Using our Bio-View Skin Analyzer, we can help determine your skin type and how to treat any areas of concern that you may have. Clinical Apothecaries can make personalized recommendations for specific RX Skin Therapy products using the information obtained from our analyzing machine.

Coming soon! Watch our event tab at www.cairx.com to see how you can take advantage of a FREE Skin Consultation at our RX Skin Therapy Ladies Night coming in November! If you would like to get started sooner, contact our office to schedule an appointment with one of our pharmacists. Mention you saw this article in the Women’s Journal and receive your consultation for free for a limited time, a $35.00 value!

Did you know that Clinical Apothecaries now accepts prescription insurance? Contact your insurance provider to familiarize yourself with your plan’s benefits, and then give our friendly staff a call to see if we can directly process your customized prescriptions using your benefits.

I Have to Sweat in Order to Get a Good Workout, Right?

By Joshua Trentine, OVERLOAD Fitness

Absolutely not! Sweating is not a requirement for a “good workout;” as a matter of fact it’s a really good indication that your body is overheating and performance will suffer.

Heat Production in Exercise
As in other mammals, humans produce more heat as they increase the intensity of muscular activity, such as that which takes place during exercise. The quantity of heat is roughly proportional to their size, strength, will and ability to work intensely.

As the brain overheats, thinking becomes fuzzy and the will degenerates, thus compromising optimal intensity of effort. Beyond this, excessive heat becomes a threat to life. This can be a critical situation for obese and/or elderly subjects. And specifically, heat is also a critical factor for certain medical conditions, such as multiple sclerosis.

The dissipation of heat is multi-factorial. The ideal combination of factors includes:
• Low ambient temperature (within reason)
• Low ambient humidity
• Ample ventilation.

The Body’s Evaporative System
Sweat glands reside in the skin all over the body. Increased temperature stimulates them to excrete sweat which is mostly water. This moisture, in the presence of dry air, evaporates. This evaporation is endothermic, which means that heat is acquired (in this case to the water vapor) during the process. Thus the heat is given up by the body.

The mechanics are as follows: The body conducts heat to the water. The water then leaves the inside of the body carrying the heat with it to the surface of the body. Then in a low-humidity atmosphere, the water evaporates, using the heat of the sweat as well as drawing more heat from the body to accomplish the evaporative process. Knowing the foregoing information, we can plan the ideal atmospheric controls for a workout.

• The first recommendation is to keep the room temperature about 68 degrees Fahrenheit and to maintain this with refrigerated air. Refrigerated air, by its very process, removes water vapor from the air as it cools.

• The second recommendation is to keep the subject well ventilated. In other words, use fans to constantly move the air onto the subject.

• The third recommendation regards workout apparel. Clothing should be close-fitting, not baggy or loose, but not tight as to be constrictive.

• The kind of fabric is also important. Avoid popular so-called “warm-up suits” of any kind, particularly those made of synthetic and water repellent fabrics that hold in heat and moisture.

• Avoid long leggings, long sleeves and tight closures, such as turtlenecks that tend to trap heat.

• Avoid Headgear, as heat dissipation is dramatically greater through the nape and scalp; it does not make much sense to cover or constrict these areas. For these same reasons turtleneck tops, scarves, wigs and high collars are to be avoided.

Other Recommendations
• Subjects who bundle up for a workout can’t be seriously interested in obtaining the best possible workout. That point in the workout where they normally become overheated and lose will and motivation will come sooner in the sequence of exercises because they dress warmly. They should not peel off their outer sweater as they warm up, but should instead start the workout pre-cooled, almost to the point of discomfort.

• As a threatening threshold of temperature is reached, the body starts processes to cool itself. In general, it is important to start the processes well before a damaging and critical temperature is reached—in the case of the workout—before heat rises to thwart the best exercise effect.

• When informing subjects that their sleeves are too long for efficient exercise, they invariably and instantly respond by rolling up their sleeves. This, of course, makes the situation worse, as the arms are then constricted and ventilation is blocked.

• Sometimes, subjects complain that the cold air in the gym gives them a sore throat. Note that this is not an actual infection-type sore throat. Their throat is merely dried and irritated due to the initial heavy ventilation of dry air produced by the refrigeration process—a kind of mild abrasion. It will go away after the first workout in most cases.

Four Reasons to Dress Briefly and Snugly During Exercise
• To Dissipate Heat
• To Enable Your Instructor to Visualize Alignment
• To Enable Your Instructor to Detect On/Offing
• To Minimize Hang-ups on the Equipment Leading to Injuries

 

Midlife Makeover Reflect your inner vibrancy and natural beauty.

You should look as good on the outside as you feel on the inside. ƒ That’s what Western
Reserve Plastic Surgery client Linda Goldstein strongly believes. ƒ The 62-year-old
exercises, eats a healthy diet and works on her spirituality. “Why should you do all that and look in the mirror and see an old woman,” asked Goldstein. “With all the technological advances and surgical procedures available, why shouldn’t you look good too?”

During a span of 16 years, Goldstein has undergone several procedures to enhance her natural beauty, including a tummy tuck, breast lift, neck lift, Botox and Juvederm. All of the procedures were performed by renowned surgeon Dr. George Picha of Western Reserve
Plastic Surgery. Goldstein says she has recommended him to many of her friends and colleagues.

“He’s not just an amazingly accomplished surgeon, he’s also an artist,” said Goldstein. “He knows the human body so well and has the finesse to create the most aesthetically pleasing result.”

Goldstein Š first met Dr. Picha in the mid 1990’s after her freelance work as an on-camera spokesperson began to slow down. When she asked for feedback, Linda was told she looked old and tired. ƒ That’s when she made an appointment with Dr. Picha.

I immediately liked him. He was so calm and positive,” recalled Goldstein. “He is very honest and won’t sell you something you don’t need.” After a discussion with Linda, Dr. Picha suggested a modiŠfied facelift to rejuvenate the lower half of Linda’s face. Linda says that was just the beginning. It also rejuvenated her career, self-esteem and determination to always look her best.

International Expert for Breast Augmentation


Dr. Picha has unique credentials which make him a highly-specialized surgeon, particularly for breast augmentation. Not only is Dr. George Picha a board-certiŠfied plastic surgeon with more than 20 years of experience, but he is also a scientist with a Ph.D. in biomedical/ biomaterials engineering. Using this degree, he has worked with Dow
Corning to invent technology to enhance the performance of breast implants.

As a patient, this means you can have the engineer who helped design an implant also perform your breast augmentation surgery!

Dr. Picha knows which breast implants will give you the look you want. ƒ The trend for many patients now is to choose silicone gel implants because of the natural feel and reduced risk of wrinkling beneath thin skin.

Gel implants today come in three pro­blems: low, medium, and high, as well as a wide range of volumes. ƒ The latest procedures use a “no touch technique.” ƒ The implant is placed into a funnel and then inserted through the incision, minimizing the potential for skin contact and infection. It delivers the implant with less trauma and reduces the risk
for surface contamination. Breast augmentation can also be combined with a breast lift if necessary.

To complete your look, you can eliminate areas of unwanted fat in just a matter of minutes with laser liposuction using Slim Lipo. ƒ This procedure is performed in the doctor’s o® ce under local anesthesia. With Slim Lipo there is less trauma to the tissue so the healing time is faster with less swelling and bruising. Slim Lipo also tightens the skin from the inside leaving the area looking smoother.

Whatever your goals may be, Dr. Picha will work with you to provide the best possible outcome. Just like Linda Goldstein, your reflection in the mirror can once again reflect your inner vibrancy and natural beauty.

Call Western Reserve Plastic Surgery today to schedule your consultation, 440-842-FACE.

Dr. George Picha
In his 20 years as a board-certi„fied plastic surgeon, Dr. George Picha has performed thousands of breast augmentations, laser body sculpting procedures and facial rejuvenation procedures. He’s a world-renowned expert in breast augmentation and the design of breast implant surface technology.


Where Does a Physical Therapist Go for Therapy?

By Suzanne M. Valentine, PT

As a licensed physical therapist with 20 years experience, I found myself in a quandary about where to go for my own treatment. After a serious car accident, I was left with a great deal of pain and infl ammation. From my own personal experience, I knew that holistic “hands on therapy” would be most effective to address these issues. I wasn’t sure where to turn for this treatment, and even considered travelling to Chicago to receive treatment from a colleague specializing in “hands on therapy”.

During a conversation with one of my patients, I discovered one of the best kept secrets in Northeast Ohio: Advanced Bodywork & Massage Institute. I received “hands on therapy” from the owner, Jeff Kates, a Licensed Massage Therapist with 28 years of experience. Kates uses a highly effective combination of comprehensive hands-on techniques with the goal of reducing pain and muscular imbalance by restoring motion to the entire body. His approach to treatment has several advantages.

1. All treatments are systemic, meaning the body is treated as a whole. Working only on specific areas is ineffective since the human body is connected continuously from head to toe by a thin sheath of connective tissue called fascia, which connects to muscles, tendons, ligaments, bones, etc. The place people feel pain the most is often only the “tip of the iceberg.” The fascia must be released or “unwound” for complete pain relief. This can often be done with the client completely clothed.

2. The treatments are painless. Kates’ treatments are gentle in nature, and work with the body in reducing pain and restoring balance by restoring normal range of motion. This painless approach is in contrast to what most people and therapists believe is effective; that is the no pain, no gain approach to treatment.

3. Most people think they cannot move well because they are in pain. On the contrary, Kates believes they are in pain because they cannot move well. Lack of movement hinders circulation, which causes infl ammation and pain. Kates works to restore motion, which improves circulation, which erases pain. Clients receive education on stretches, etc. they can do at home, and things they may be doing habitually to cause their pain, like holding a cell phone to the ear by hunching up one shoulder.

(Read Entire Article on our Website, Womens-Journal.com, The Cleveland Women’s Journal East Edition, under Featured Articles)