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From the Doctor's Desk So many books…so little time! The 100 Year Lifestyle Workout is out, In Defense of Food is the 2010 choice of Silicon Valley Reads and Food Rules is just plain fun. So start reading and start getting healthy!

Dr. Pamela Wells

Core Classes Continue Remington ChiropracticGet your ESS in Shape: Endurance, Strength and Structure. The ESS concept is the framework for The 100 Year Lifestyle Workout. It involves the three elements that must be in shape to ensure quality of life as people age. Endurance relates to good cardiovascular exercise, important for a healthy heart. Strength covers strength training, a component of being able to stay healthy, active independent and mobile, especially as you age. Structure deals with posture, flexibility, a healthy muscular system and a healthy spine and nervous system. The balance between the three, the ESS, ensures good health, mobility, and activity as you age. Learn more at "Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants." Eating doesn’t have to be so complicated. In his newest book, Food Rules, An Eater’s Manual, Michael Pollan tells you how to eat, with the clarity and wit that have become his trademark. With advice like, “Avoid food products containing ingredients that a third-grader cannot pronounce,” “Eat your colors,” and “Treat treats as treats,” he offers simple, rules or “personal policies” designed to simplify your eating life.

For the science behind the rules, you’ll want to read Pollan’s previous book, In Defense of Food, An Eater’s Manifesto, in which he investigates what we should eat in order to be maximally healthy. And although the answer, “eat food,” sounds simple, in a time where there are thousands of “edible foodlike substances" in the supermarket, each with elaborate health claims, the answer is not as simple as it seems.

For a calendar of events and activities for all ages centered on the themes of In Defense of Food, go to

Kid’s on Love When a group of professional people asked a group of 4 to 8 year olds, “What does love mean?” the answers they got were broader and deeper than anyone could have imagined. See what you think:

* “When someone loves you, the way they say your name is different. You know that your name is safe in their mouth.” Billy – age 4 * “Love is what makes you smile when you’re tired.” Terri – age 4 * Love is what’s in the room with you at Christmas if you stop opening presents and listen.” Bobby – age 6 * “If you want to learn to love better, you should start with a friend whom you hate.” Nikka – age 6 * “There are two kinds of love. Our love. God’s love. But God makes both kinds of them.” Jenny – age 4 * Love is when your puppy licks your face even after you left him alone all day.” Mary Ann – age 4 * You really shouldn’t say ‘I love you’ unless you mean it. But if you mean it, you should say it a lot. People forget.” Jessica – age 8