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Treasure in Torrey Pines

Torrey Pines, An All-Time Local Favorite An eternal explorer, Carmel Valley resident and travel writer Cynthia Dial doesn’t have to travel far for a world-class hiking destination. In quest of travel articles I’ve hiked in some exceptional spots . . . from Maui’s Seven Sacred Pools to British Columbia’s Canadian Rockies to Wilder Kaiser in […]

Why Healthy Social Skills Are Important For most Carmel Valley San Diego parents, their children developing successful friendships is as important as academic dedication, solid morals, and family values.  But as all adults realize, friendships are both complicated and confusing especially for children as most do not understand that friends are anything but perfect and […]

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If you haven’t already made the commitment, its time to make those annual ‘resolutions’ to get your act together.  This is the year to get put those elastic pants away and into another shape besides round.  No more fooling around, get a gut check! You’re gonna make it happen this year.  Sound familiar? For many, […]

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Jimbo’s Product of the Month Jan 2012 As our environment and food become increasingly saturated with pollutants and chemicals, the body’s mechanisms for elimination of toxins can’t keep up with the chemical deluge. The organs involved in detoxification include the intestines, liver, lymphatic system, kidneys, skin, connective tissue, and respiratory system. Tru Cleanse supports these […]

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Can Music Enhance One’s Life? What are the benefits of music and taking private music lessons?  As Carmel Valley parents, this is a question we often ask ourselves.  We live in a community that can offer pretty much everything for our kids.  So many activities, so many sports, so many ways to improve our kids’ […]

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Does your spouse SNORE?  Twenty-three percent of sleep partners sleep in separate rooms due to snoring.  Snoring is the first sign of a medical condition known as “Sleep Apnea,” which can be a serious health problem for individuals. Sleep Apnea occurs when one’s breathing is disrupted during sleep.  Left untreated, it can cause hypertension, diabetes, depression, stroke, […]

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For this inaugural column on The Carmel Valley Life, I’m sharing one of my old high school entries, along with my personal reflections and insights. Personal Boundaries Janet Age 17 I didn’t go to the river with Karen today because John said he’d call, so I was hoping we would have a date. He finally […]

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First off I would like to welcome you all to my first article with The Carmel Valley Life.  I love this site and am excited to share some practical information that I hope everyone can use.  I started Fit N Fun Kids with the hopes of helping many kids and making a positive impact in […]

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Eating Healthy Beans Beans, beans, the musical fruit. Well, they may be musical for some. More importantly however, they’re one of the richest sources of plant-based protein available. A daily staple throughout history, legumes have supplied the bulk of protein for numerous cultures. Yet in much of our western culture, animal foods have largely displaced […]

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The Western pallet (especially Americans) craves sweet and salty foods from early childhood; hence the sugar addiction.  This is a vast contrast to the Eastern pallet, which craves sour, bitter, and pungent foods.  Food manufacturers use this fact as to their benefit by adding sugar into nearly every food product available on the market.  For […]

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UV Tanning Beds and Melanoma Living in southern California, specifically in the community of Carmel Valley San Diego, you might get bit by the uv tanning bug. Our weather is amazing year round, which generally means people are more self-conscious about their skin tone and appearance. While there isn’t anything wrong about being concerned about […]

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Sports participation offers many physical and social benefits to students – but also exposes them to sports injury risks ranging from minor scrapes to serious head or spine injuries. More than 2.6 million children under the age of 19 receive emergency treatment each year for sports and recreation-related injuries. Free physician-led presentation that are most […]

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