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DrohiraprobiototicMindy Barrows C.N., B.Sc. in Biology has 25 years of experience in the health and nutrition field, and is a recognized national lecturer who gives science-based presentations encouraging people to embrace a healthy lifestyle. She is a frequent guest on radio and TV health shows and most recently became the Director of Education for Essential Formulas, distributor of Dr. Ohhira's Probiotics. Award-winning microbiologist Iichiroh Ohhira, Ph.D. developed Dr. Ohhira’s Probiotics unique formula. Each of the twelve strains of lactic acid bacteria (LAB) used in the fermentation was scientifically selected for specific health-promoting purposes.Dr. Ohhira's Probiotics are available at Vitamin Shoppe, Whole Foods, Sprouts, and other fine health food stores nationwide. Get a FREE copy of Dr. Fred Pescatore’s book, “Boost Your Health with Bacteria”, with your order of 2 (two) boxes of Dr. Ohhira’s Probiotics or Propolis. Call 1.866.999.3006 today for this limited time offer. S&H extra. Visit Essential Formulas’ newly updated and re-designed website at: www.EssentialFormulas.com to learn more about probiotics and health.

AnewwrinkleEric Shapira practiced Dentistry for over 30 years on the Half Moon Bay Coastside. He received his Masters degree in Clinical Gerontology from Notre Dame de Namur University. He is an educator and has taught courses in “Healthy Aging” and “Successful Aging,” as well as courses in “Geriatric Esthetic Dentistry and Special Patient Care.” Dr. Shapira holds an MHA (Masters in Health Administration) from the University of Phoenix. He is a Board member of the American Association of Senior Peer Counselors, a Bilingual Senior Peer Counselor for the San Mateo County Department of Mental Health and a former commissioner on the San Mateo County Commission on Aging. He is a Certified Hypnotherapist, Author, Consultant and Lecturer. Dr. Shapira is a caring, involved clinician with extensive knowledge in the aging field. His personal motto is: “No one cares how much you know, until they know how much you care.” In 2008, Dr. Shapira was awarded the title of Visiting Professor of Geriatric Medicine and Nursing by People’s Hospital #2 and the Government of China for his volunteer teaching efforts and work there this past summer. www.agingmentorservices.com

AloneandinvisnomoreAllan S. Teel, MD is a family physician in Damariscotta, Maine. During his twenty-five-year medical career, he has worked with thousands of older patients in the hospital, at nursing homes, in assisted living homes, and in their own homes. Each one has left a lasting impression. Dr. Teel's passion and commitment have driven him to speak out forcefully on the crisis facing our communities and our country. He puts human faces on our elders who are too often alone and invisible. In Alone and Invisible No More, physician Allan S. Teel, MD, describes how to overhaul our eldercare system. Based on his own efforts to create humane, affordable alternatives in Maine, Teel's program harnesses both staff and volunteers to help people remain in their homes and communities. It offers assistance with everyday challenges, uses technology to keep older people connected to each other and their families, and stay safe. This approach works.

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