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The Adrenal Reset Diet
Alan Christianson, NMD, specializes in natural endocrinology with a focus on thyroid disorders. He coauthored The Complete Idiot's Guide to Thyroid Disease and the ebook original, Healing Hashimoto's. In between these works, he authored the chapters "Hypothyroidism" and "Hyperthyroidism" for the Textbook of Natural Medicine, 9th Edition. In 1997, he founded Integrative Health, a physician group dedicated to smart, safe natural solutions for the entire family. He was named a 2011 Top Doctor in Phoenix Magazine, and has appeared on national TV shows, including The Doctors, Today and The Insider, as well as countless leading magazines. When he's not maintaining a busy practice, Alan's many hobbies include mountain unicycling, marathons, off-road motorcycling, technical rock climbing and martial arts. He is also a licensed pilot. Alan lives in Scottsdale with his wife, Kirin, their two children, and his six unicycles.

How to keep your drains clear
Erik Bryan with Precision Air & Heating recommends a product called Bio Clean to clear the drains in your home.

The Wildlife World Zoo
The Wildlife World Zoo is located at 16501 W. Northern Ave. in Litchfield Park. For more information on all the zoo's exciting attractions and events, call 623-935-WILD or check out their website at For more pet training tips from Dr. Grey Stafford, visit

Dave Owens, The Garden Guy
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Janice Lennard
She teaches everyone from 20-somethings to 90-somethings. Janice travels from gyms to private clubs to nursing homes throughout the California desert, helping people of all ages and stages stay in shape, get in shape, recover from debilitating illness, and regain or maintain their flexibility. In addition to her weekly classes, Janice works with the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. As a volunteer, she also teaches a unique class she calls "Music & Motion," which she has designed for those who wish to learn yoga, but have limited mobility and must exercise while seated in an ordinary chair or in a wheel chair.
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Greater Phoenix Jewish Film Festival

The 19th Annual Greater Phoenix Jewish Film Festival will run from Feb. 8 - 22 in three Valley-wide locations in Scottsdale, Chandler and Peoria.

Legendary singer/musician/actor Theodore Bikel (The Sound of Music, Fiddler on the Roof, The Defiant Ones) will receive the GPJFF's inaugural Lifetime Artistic Achievement Award at a special Centerpiece Event. Bikel will accept the award in person, following the Valley premiere of his new film, "Theodore Bikel: In the Shoes of Aleichem," at Harkins Theatre Camelview 5 in Scottsdale on Feb. 15.

Bikel is the world's foremost interpreter of Tevye the Dairyman from the musical "Fiddler On the Roof," having performed the role more than 2,000 times over 40 years. Starting off the event will be the City of Scottsdale's mayor, Jim Lane, who will present Bikel with the city's official proclamation of "Theodore Bikel Day." Following the award presentation, the 90-year-old performer will take audience questions about his 65-year career in stage and screen.

Bikel's appearance is just one highlight of the 19th Annual Greater Phoenix Jewish Film Festival, whose lineup can be found at Featuring a rich assortment of independent Jewish cinema that journeys from the cobblestone streets of Paris to the dusty hillside of Bethlehem; from the million-dollar yachts moored off Saint-Tropez to the sound stages of Hollywood; from the farms nestled in the Black Forest to the military airspace 65,000 feet above us, the film festival takes filmgoers all around the world without ever leaving their seats. All told, 13 films from eight countries, including nine area and state theatrical premieres, will screen in three Harkins theaters valley wide in Scottsdale, Chandler and Peoria.

The festival kicks off with "24 Days," a thrilling drama based on the 2006 kidnapping of Parisian Jew, Ilan Halimi. It's a powerful and provocative film that sheds light on contemporary European anti-Semitism. Miriam Weisman, National board member of the Anti-Defamation League, will be in attendance and speak to the audience after the screening.

For more information on films or to purchase tickets, call 602-753-9366 or visit

WHAT: The 19th Annual Greater Phoenix Jewish Film Festival
WHEN: Sunday, Feb. 8 -- Sunday, Feb. 22
WHERE: Harkins Camelview 5, 7001 E. Highland Ave., Scottsdale
               Harkins Chandler Fashion 20, 3159 W. Chandler Blvd., Chandler
               Harkins Arrowhead 18, 16046 N. Arrowhead Fountains Ctr. Dr., Peoria
Ticket Prices: $11 for adults ($13 at the door) / $7 for students (ID required, 25 years and under) / $110 unlimited films and unlimited venues VIP Festival Pass / $18 for all patrons attending the Theodore Bikel Special Event

63rd Annual Great Canadian Picnic  

Feb. 7 - 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. 
South Mountain Park  - Activities Complex
10919 S. Central Ave.   
Phoenix AZ 85028  

Free Health Screenings
Mountain Vista Medical Center
1301 S. Crismon Road, Mesa
1-877-924-WELL (9355)
8 a.m. to noon

There will be a physician-led seminar focused on heart disease prevention and treatments offered at 11 a.m. with Dr. Chris Lichtenwalter, a general and interventional cardiologist.

There will be free health screenings offered such as:
Cardiac and stroke assessments
Cholesterol and glucose checks
Peripheral artery disease (PAD) screenings
Bone density (DEXA) screenings
Body mass index (BMI) checks
Blood pressure checks
Pulmonary function testing (PFT)
Foot exams

Experts will also be on-hand to share information about kidney health, wound healing and the importance of healthy feet.

A heart-healthy cooking demonstration will take place at 10:30 a.m. in the Mountain Vista classrooms, and Cath Lab tours also will be available.

Wet 'n' Wild Jobs

Wet 'n' Wild Phoenix
4243 W. Pinnacle Peak Rd.
Glendale, AZ 85310

Wet 'n' Wild Phoenix is hiring for 2015 season. The local waterpark is looking to fill over 500 positions.

Looking for the perfect summer job? The coolest place in the desert is looking for enthusiastic, friendly and dependable team members to join the water park for the 2015 season.

Wet'n'Wild Phoenix will be holding a job fair on Saturday, Feb. 7 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.. The job fair will be held at the water park located at 4243 W. Pinnacle Peak Rd. Glendale, AZ 85310. All applicants are asked to apply online. Over 500 positions are available in support of the spring and summer 2015 operations at the water park.

Opportunities for applicants include:
Cabana servers
Food service associates
Park service attendants
Merchandise attendants
Guest relations associates
HR and accounting paid interns
Marketing paid interns

Applicants need to be at least 16 years old for most jobs, and no one is ever too old to work here. In addition to seeking teachers for supervisory positions, Wet 'n' Wild Phoenix offers the perfect spring and summer job that college students can depend on coming back to year after year. So bring your friends, your family, and even your neighbors to apply. Wet 'n' Wild Phoenix offers great seasonal benefits including flexible schedules, free park admission and tickets for family and friends.

Stop by our job fair and find out about all the opportunities available. Park team members will be on hand to answer questions and provide additional information.

About Wet 'n' Wild Phoenix:
Set on more than 35 acres in north Phoenix in the Adobe Dam Regional Park on Pinnacle Peak Road, near I-17, the Wet 'n' Wild water park is the largest theme park in Arizona. The park features Maximum Velocity - the world's first, gravity-defying, dueling Master Blaster water coaster, Constrictor - with more twists and turns than any slide in Arizona and a variety of other rides, slides and attractions for all ages to enjoy. For more information visit