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The Good Life

 Mountain Views News Saturday, June 5, 2010



Today’s Subject: 

The Staff of Life?

Health Tips From Dr. John Talevich

Recipe of the Week:

Salmon Louis Salad


1 cup mayonnaise

1 Tbsp. grated onion

3 Tbsp. ketchup

2 Tbsp. milk

2 Tbs. chopped sweet pickles, drained

14 oz. can red sockeye salmon, drained, skin and 

 bones removed if desired

10-oz. pkg. mixed salad greens

2 tomatoes, sliced



 In small bowl combine mayonnaise, onion, catsup, 
milk and sweet pickle and blend with whisk. Set aside. 

In large serving bowl combine salmon, salad greens, 
tomatoes and hard cooked eggs. Drizzle with reserved 
salad dressing and toss gently. Serves 4 

Basil Cheese Breadsticks


 Small round loaf sourdough bread, unsliced

 3-4 tablespoons butter

 1/8 cup Minced onion 

 1 clove garlic, minced

 1-2 Tbsp. fresh basil leaves, chopped

 1/2 teaspoon dried basil leaves

 1/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese


 Slice bread into 1-1/2 inch slices, cutting to bottom of 
loaf but not through it. Turn bread one quarter turn, 
then slice bread again into 1-1/2 inch slices, cutting to 
but not through bottom of loaf, forming breadsticks 
that are attached to the bottom crust. (The loaf should 
look like the popular onion flower appetizer.) Carefully 
place loaf on a sheet of heavy-duty foil. 

Melt butter in small saucepan, and stir in onion and 
garlic. Cook for 4 minutes, stirring frequently. Remove 
from heat and stir in fresh basil and dried basil. Drizzle 
the butter mixture evenly between breadsticks and over 
top of loaf, then sprinkle with cheese. 

 Wrap securely with double-fold seal. Place bread on 
grill 6 inches from medium coals. Heat 15-25 minutes 
or until cheese is melted and bread is hot, turning and 
moving loaf frequently to prevent burning. 

 To bake in the oven, place wrapped loaf in a preheated 
400 degrees F oven for 20 minutes. Then unwrap the 
loaf and bake for another 10-20 minutes until cheese is 
melted and bread begins to brown. To serve, pull apart 
breadsticks. Makes 24 breadsticks 

If you can’t find an unsliced loaf of bread, use a sliced 
loaf. Cut bread into 2” wide strips, cutting to but not 
through bottom. Keep loaf shape while you’re cutting. 
Proceed with recipe as directed. 


Make Your Home 
A Healthier Home

(NAPS)—Protecting your family 
from potential health hazards in 
your home may be easier with a few 
tips from the U.S. Centers for Disease 
Control and Prevention (CDC).

Unsafe and unhealthy homes 
continue to harm the health of 
millions of Americans. The following 
suggestions look at some current 
common problems and offer simple 

Problem: Exposure to dust mites and 
mold aggravates asthma and results 
in increased health costs each year. 


• Ensure proper ventilation in 
the attic and bathroom to prevent 
excessive moisture that can 
promote mold growth. 

• Wash sheets and blankets in 
hot water weekly and use mattress 
and pillow covers to reduce asthma 
triggers and attacks.

• Vent the clothes dryer outside 
the home to prevent mold and 

• Vacuum carpets to remove 
allergens that trigger asthma 
attacks and allergic reactions.

Problem: Falls are the leading cause 
of home injury deaths. The cost of 
fall injuries for people 65 and older 
exceeds $19 billion annually.


• Remove any items that can 
be tripped over (such as papers, 
books, clothes and shoes) from 
stairs and places where you walk.

• Good lighting can make a 
difference. Keep everything well 

• Install grab bars in 

Problem: For children, fire, 
suffocation, firearms, drowning and 
poisoning are the leading causes of 
deaths at home.


• Install and maintain smoke 
and carbon monoxide alarms.

• Make sure that cribs, 
playpens and play equipment are 
safe and always keep a crib free of 
soft objects or loose bedding.

• If you have a swimming pool, 
install four-sided isolation fencing 
around the pool with a self-closing, 
self-latching gate.

• In homes with young 
children, control or eliminate 
lead-based paint hazards and lock 
up products used for cleaning, car 
maintenance, gardening, and pest 

For more information, visit www.

This may seem hard to believe, but it 
has been estimated that fully one third of 
the U.S. population is sensitive to gluten. 
Yes, the “staff of life” may be contributing 
to conditions as diverse as ADHD to 
arthritis.   How can this be possible? 
Aren’t whole grains good food for us? 
Aren’t they low in fat and high in fiber? 
I like my cereal!

 Somewhere along the way, our ancestors 
began to use grains as a food source. 
Imagine going out to a wheat field and 
having breakfast, lunch, or dinner. 
Probably not too appetizing, is it?   We 
needed to figure out a way to make grains 
edible and, in the long run, tasty.   These 
grains had developed ways of repelling 
insects, fungi and other organisms in 
order to insure their survival.   Some of 
us were able to adapt to the chemicals in 
these plants, and others did not. People 
who have not developed resistance are irritated and inflamed by exposure to these plant 
substances.   In the most extreme form of inflammation, celiac disease develops and severe 
symptoms are experienced.

 Gluten is found in wheat, rye, barley, triticale, and spelt; sometimes, other grains such 
as corn and oats are processed with the same machinery as gluten-containing foods and 
have trace gluten in them, as well.   Gluten is also contained in products such as cosmetics, 
baking soda, and food additives.   It can even be present in your soy sauce!

 So, what is a person to do?   At the simplest level, eliminate gluten foods for a couple of 
months.   If you have been suffering from headaches, digestive problems, skin problems, 
joint pain, mood swings, depression, allergies, or any other stubbornly persistent condition, 
and your symptoms disappear, you may well have a real, honest-to-goodness gluten 
sensitivity.   At that point, you might want to pursue further testing or just practice a gluten-
free lifestyle. Remember, there are plenty of wholesome grains available to you, including 
quinoa, brown rice, and millet.   Health food stores are a gold mine of alternative grain 
products ~ just remember to read labels very carefully.   Many cookbooks are available that 
feature gluten-free recipes.

 Instead of feeling deprived, dive into discovering the many enjoyable and healthy foods 
available to you, gluten-free!

Dr. John Talevich, D.C. has practiced in Sierra Madre 
for thirty years. His clinic, LifeWorks! Chiropractic, 
offers patient-specific approaches to the alleviation 
of pain and individually tailored wellness programs. 

LifeWorks! Chiropractic Center

Individually Tailored Wellness Programs

31 S. Baldwin Avenue Sierra Madre, Ca. 91024



If you’d like some help navigating the Social Security Administration Website, the City 
of Arcadia Recreation & Community Services Department in partnership with the SSA 
will hold a free seminar for adults 50 years of age and older from 1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. on 
Tuesday, June 22 at the Arcadia Community Center, 365 Campus Drive.

A representative from the SSA will discuss the “E-Services” or online enrollment and 
access to your social security account information. In this workshop, participants will be 
able to:

- Apply for social security

- Check spouse or disability benefits

- Estimate your retirement benefits

- Request a Medicare replacement card and apply for “extra help” with the prescription 
drug program

- Receive information on how to read your social security statement

- Sign up to receive updates on social security via e-mail

All workshop participants will receive an online retirement planning CD and printed 
materials, compliments of the Social Security Administration

For more information, please contact Arcadia Senior Services at 626.574.5130. 

June Birthdays

Pat Fujiwara, Nellie Haynes, Laura Aguilar, 
Florence Brown, Mary Carney, Theresa Daley, 
Ann Disbrow, Ann Durgerian, Joan Ellison, Ruth 
Kirby, Irene Kudirka, Marilyn McKernan, Anne 
Montgomery, Trini Ornelas, Martha Spriggs, Patricia Starkey


Lunch Program: Monday- 
Friday at the Intervale 
Café -12:00 Noon-Call 
(626) 355-0256 to make 
your daily reservation. 
Suggested donation $2.00 
for seniors (60+) and 
$3.75 for visitors.


1:00 pm to 1:45 pm: 
Strength training with 
Lisa Brandley. FREE class 
of stretching with light 
hand weights while you 


2nd Tuesday of each 
month FREE blood 
pressure checks by 
Methodist Hospital; 11 
am to 12 noon 

3rd Tuesday of each 
month FREE financial 
consulting; 10 -12 noon 
call 355-7394 for an 

1:30 pm to 3:30 pm: 
BINGO; cards are only 
25 cents each so stop by 
& play 

5:30 pm to 7 pm: Yoga; 
$7.00 - 50 & over. Please 

call 355-5278 for more 


11 –11:45 am: Balance 
Class with Teryl. FREE 
class designed to improve 
balance & refresh the 

2nd Wednesday of the 
month: FREE Legal 
Consultations: 10-11:30 
am. Appointments call 

Wii Wednesday - 1:00 
pm or call the senior desk 
at 355-7394 to arrange 
another time & day to 
learn how to play. No 
previous experience or 
skills required and it is 
great exercise.


1:00 to 3:30 pm: Game 
Day. Join us for UNO 
and Poker with Bridge on 
the 2nd & 4th Thursdays; 
so please call for more 

5:00 pm to 6:30 pm: Yoga; 
$7.00 - 50 & over. Please 
call 355-5278 for more 


1:00 pm: Ping Pong

Saturday: 11:30 am: 
Senior Club brown bag 
lunch and BINGO at 
12:30 pm

 Unless listed differently, all 
activities are at the Hart 
Memorial Park (Senior Center) 
222 W. Sierra Madre Blvd., 
Sierra Madre

Meals are delivered to home-
bound seniors by volunteer drivers through 
the YWCA Intervale Lunch Program M-F 
(with frozen meals for the weekend.) Call the 
YWCA at (626) 214-9460 or Darlene Traxler 
at (626) 355-0256 for more information.



Please contact Darlene Traxler at 

626.355.6220 or 

(626) 355-0256.

June TBA - Cheese Factory Tour & Lunch 

at a Temecula Winery

 May excursions are open and reservations can be 
made by filling out a registration form & making 
payment. For questions, please call the Sierra 
Madre Senior Desk at (626) 355-7394. 


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