Everybody seems to be talking about health care these days. The U.S. appears to be on its way to a massive health care reform program, although much of it is slated to take effect several years from now. Will it be the right prescription for what many believe is an ailing health care system, or will it be too costly for an ailing economy?
While nobody has the answers to the “big picture” health care questions of the future, we invite our readers to take a look at some of the providers and products that enhance health care today. On these pages and throughout this section, check out the best of the best, from Israel to Irvine. In case you wondered why David Ben Gurion is pictured here, it’s because the father of a friend of one of our publishers served as Ben Gurion’s personal physician. After all, prime ministers need health care too.
Newport Children’s Medical Group
Serving Orange County for 35 years, Newport Children’s Medical Group has three offices and a group of caring board-certified physicians. Specialties include pediatric emergencies and critical care, pediatric asthma and pulmonary care, pediatric endocrinology and diabetes, growth disorder and weight control, pediatric and adult sports medicine, fitness evaluation and injury protection, and nutrition evaluation.
Most kinds of insurance are accepted, and the group offers a free initial consultation. For more information, call (949) 644-0970 or visit www.newportchildren.com.
Naples Vacuum Elevators
A revolutionary invention has changed the standard concept of conventional elevators. This beautiful, versatile and unique piece of engineering, not only adds a unique piece of decor to the residence, but more importantly it has increased the mobility and independence of individuals with many knee, back and joint problems, as well as senior citizens.
These lifts come in three different sizes -- 30 inches, 37 inches, and 52 inches. The most popular is 37 inches with the ability to lift up to 450 pounds and up to two people.
The world has entered the Green Era. The elevator expends very little energy when it rises and none when it descends. LED cabin lights, 360 degree visibility, and most importantly, the installation does not require any excavation or special rooms for costly engines. This lift is self-supported and can be installed hassle-free in less than 24 hours!
To make an appointment to experience this unconventional elevator, call (562) 438-4895 and ask for Alfredo or check Naples out online at www.naplesvacuumelevators.com.
Janel Gauger, Personal Trainer
Personal trainer Janel Gauger, of Irvine , teaches people to dance off the pounds with Zumba, moving to music with a Latin beat. Whether someone wants to lose weight, lose inches, get stronger, increase one’s metabolism, improve one’s nutrition, or just improve one’s overall health and fitness, Gauger is committed to providing the right “game-plan” for a person to reach his or her goals. For the beginner or intermediate level, her fitness approach challenges each person to be his or her best and improve overall fitness performance. Her workouts combine resistance training, cardio training, plyometrics, core training, functional fitness, and flexibility.
The best way to conquer one’s fitness goals is with accountability and motivation. Together we will make this journey a success! Come and experience an effective and creative fitness program to strengthen and tone the body from the inside out! Janel’s philosophy on fitness is one that incorporates a variety of strength agility drills and coordination/balance exercises that are fused in an interval training format. With this recipe for success, clinets will maximize their workout and achieve the gratifying results that they have been wanting!
For more information, call Janel at (949) 231-8662.
Gini Warner, Nutritionist
Gini Warner develops nutritional programs for people with food allergies, safe weight control, diabetes, eating for energy, disease prevention, and overall nutritional balance. She believes that the key to achieving proper nutrition and overall health is in making positive lifestyle changes.
Gini has developed wellness programs for corporations nationwide including AT&T and Revlon. These programs have dramatically improved the health and quality of life for their employees.
Gini Warner completed her master’s degree in Health Education and Nutritional Science at New York University in 1988 and has been working with families, individuals, and corporations in the fields of celiac disease, immune dysfunction, diabetes, osteoporosis, weight loss, and overall wellness. She has been a practicing nutritional counselor for more than twenty years.
In 1995 Gini discovered that she has gluten intolerance. As a result of her own personal experience and treating others with Celiac disease and gluten intolerance, she has become an expert in this field.
An estimated 3 million Americans have celiac disease. The medical community doesn’t define celiac disease as an allergy but as an autoimmune disorder where nutrients aren’t properly absorbed in the small intestine. The culprit is gluten, a sticky protein found in a vast array of natural and manufactured ingredients and food products including wheat, barley, and rye flours that provide the tender, elastic texture in that slice of bread. It is estimated that the condition affects one in every 130 people worldwide, and it is undiagnosed in about 90 percent of Americans who have it.
In addition to celiac disease, there is a range of medical conditions that are related to wheat intolerance. Wheat is one of the eight most common allergy-causing foods. While this allergy most often affects children, it can also occur in adults.
For more information, call (949) 338-4469 or visit www.healthbygini.com.