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April 9, 2013
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Tahoe Truckee health and wellness briefs

TAHOE/TRUCKEE, Calif. — Content is selected from e-mail submissions to Community Editor Amy Edgett at aedgett@sierrasun.com.

Dr. Donald Reid invited to be contributing author

Donald Reid, DDS, FICOI, of Tahoe Dental Artistry, was invited by The Dental Library’s national organization to launch and take the helm as the contributing author for www.TahoeRenoDentalLibrary.com.

The Tahoe Reno Dental Library is meant to offer important news and information about changes and opportunities in dentistry specific to families in the Lake Tahoe area.

The Dental Library is an organization of dental professionals who agreed to research, write and/or edit articles about dental issues and developments for their communities. The Dental Library organization finds relevant information on technologies, trends and techniques in today’s dental health care system. Residents can find up-to-date news about dentistry and the potential impact on your family’s future dental care.

Dr. Reid is a fellow of the International Congress of Oral Implantology and a graduate of the Center for Advanced Dental Studies and the Misch International Implant Institute. He was a pioneer in the field of microscope-enhanced dentistry and was a founder of the Academy of Microscope Enhanced Dentistry. He is a long standing member of the American and California dental societies, Dental Organization for Conscious Sedation and the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry.

Dr. Reid is a clinical instructor on dental occlusion and is co-founder of BiteFX, a patient-education software system that allows dentists to show patients a simple video of their diagnosed malocclusion. Tahoe Dental Artistry is located at 10330 Donner Pass Road, Ste. A in Truckee.

Call 530-587-9560 or visit www.tahoedentalartistry.com.

Depression and Bipolar Peer Support Group forming

Are people interested in participating in a peer support group to help deal with the obstacles of living with depression and bipolar conditions? This will be a client-based group based on groups affiliated with the national organization Depression and Bipolar Alliance with plans to become affiliated with the national organization. The organizer has received facilitator training, led meetings in other areas and knows how helpful these groups can be by communicating with someone who can understand what you are going through. Support networks are fundamental in dealing with a mental illness. If you or someone you know might benefit from this group call the toll free message number at 888-544-9991 or contact via Craigs List to discuss how to proceed. There will be no fees or costs for participating with this group.

Acupuncture Happy Hour!

Appointments every 15 minutes and drop ins welcome. Pay on a sliding scale of $25 to $50. Initial 30 minute consultation for new patients is recommended.

Acupuncture treats a wide variety of health issues including anxiety, stress, digestion, constipation, allergies, sleep disorders, acute and chronic pain and helps your body to heal itself.

Also, enjoy drop-in massage available with Alison King, CMT. $1 per minute for 10 to 30 minute sessions. Get loosened up and get healthy!

Every Monday, 5-8 p.m. Call 530-386-4851 for more info or visit www.joyfullifeacupuncture.com. Joyful Life Acupuncture & Integrative Medicine is located at 11890 Donner Pass Road, (at Northwoods) Ste. 1, Truckee.

GAPS Group to meet

Join us for the Truckee GAPS Group April 10 at 6 p.m. to learn more about how digestive system health has a direct connection to the entire body’s health. Learn how this nutritional protocol is healing people all over the world. To RSVP and receive the address of this educational meeting, call 530-414-8726 or email rsvp@traditionalrootsnutrition.com.

The GAPS (Gut and Psychology Syndrome) protocol has been found to help with psychological symptoms and conditions such as autism spectrum disorder, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD/ADD), schizophrenia, dyslexia, dyspraxia, depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder, bipolar disorder and other neuro-psychological and psychiatric problems.

The GAPS protocol has also been found to help with physiological symptoms and conditions such as digestive symptoms and disorders, auto-immune disorders, eczema, psoriasis, nephropathy, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue, arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, asthma, allergies and food sensitivities.

The GAPS protocol is designed to allow the body to detoxify in order to lift the toxic fog from the brain and the rest of the body to allow it to develop and function properly. In order to achieve this, the digestive tract needs to be cleaned up and healed so that it will no longer remain the major source of toxicity in the body. Once this occurs, the digestive system can then become a source of nourishment.

Lindsay Rojas of Traditional Roots Nutrition is a nutritional therapy practitioner (NTP) as well as a Certified GAPS practitioner (CGP). Lindsay sees GAPS clients on an individual basis. She also holds Reno, Nev. and South Lake Tahoe GAPS Group meetings. These educational meetings are free of charge and are open to anyone looking to learn more.

Acupuncture and Massage Community Day with Brianna Brownfield

Acupuncturist and massage therapist Brianna Brownfield will team up with the High Fives Foundation again to host a Massage and Acupuncture Community Day on Saturday, April 13, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Brianna will hold four hour-long appointments, which will be available for any size donation to the High Fives Foundation. Whether it’s Acupuncture to relieve that nagging pain, a relaxing massage, or a combination of both, Brianna has you covered. There are four time slots available for appointment, so book with Brianna today: briannabrownfield@acupuncturetruckee.com or 530-448-0344.

Say Goodbye to Cancer?

Americans for Safe Access - Nevada County will host a screening of the provocative film, “What if Cannabis Cured Cancer,” on Saturday, April 13, noon, at the Truckee-Donner Recreation Center. The screening is free and open to the public.

The award-winning film was produced and directed by Len Richmond. Len granted ASA-NC permission to screen his documentary free of charge because he believes the information contained within the film can save lives. The screening will be followed by a panel of patients who will relate their personal experiences using different cannabis therapies.

In honor of Prop 215, the activist group first showed the film to a standing-room-only crowd last February during their promotion of Medical Marijuana Week. Response was so positive they decided show the film once a month around the county.

“If you or a loved one is suffering from cancer, you owe it yourself to see this film,” stated Patricia Smith, chair of the local organization. “You’ll realize government claims that no scientific evidence exists to support marijuana’s efficacy as a viable medical treatment are blatantly false.”

“We are still along ways from having an array of cannabis-based medicines, but we need for the government to stop blocking research before that can happen,” emphasized Smith.

Americans for Safe Access - NC has filed a lawsuit against Nevada County’s cannabis cultivation ordinance because they believe the restrictions limits the ability of most collectives to grow enough medicine to provide for their members needs.


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