Tuesday, July 11

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UberEATS celebrates with popular taco shop in Phoenix

This week marks the one-year anniversary of UberEATS in Phoenix. To celebrate this milestone, UberEATS has partnered with local restaurants to provide eaters great deals and fun surprises throughout the week, including $2 tacos delivered with a mariachi band, and the chance to score free UberEATS for a year! 

Tuesday, July 11: $2 Tacos + Mariachi Band --- On Tuesday, participating restaurants will offer tacos for $2. Lucky eaters who request the promo tacos from the participating restaurants between 11:30am - 2:30pm will get a chance to have their tacos delivered along with a special performance by Phoenix's Mariachi Alma Nacional.

Thursday, July 13: $5 Deals across the Valley --- Restaurants across the Valley will be serving up your favorite dishes at only $5 to celebrate Uber's Eat-Aversary. 

Friday, July 14: OMFG Salad for $7 --- Snag the Valley's most popular and loved salad - Chef Kantak's "Original Mixed Feel Good" salad for only $7 all day on Friday. 

For more information, visit: https://newsroom.uber.com/us-arizona/2075-2/ and www.Wadaatacos.com 

Wadaatacos
2510 W. Thunderbird Rd
Phoenix, Arizona, AZ 85023
(602) 687-7906

Eye movement treatment for PTSD patients 

Scottsdale Recovery Center offers treatment for PTSD, and they have the latest high-tech therapy called EMDR, eye movement desensitization and reprocessing, that can treat PTSD and other psyche illnesses. 

EMDR is the most comprehensive treatment for healing the feeling of trauma that is linked to these memories. It works by channeling the neuropathways that were created at the time of the trauma, and reprogramming the feelings associated to the incident. It is the latest psychotherapy for treatment of PTSD, trauma, addiction, stress, and many other emotional troubles.

For more information, visit: www.scottsdalerecovery.com

Scottsdale Recovery Center 
10446 N 74th St Suite 150, Scottsdale, AZ 85258
(888) 309-3385

Yoga with kittens!

AAWL and Lululemon are teaming up for the cutest, cuddliest yoga class with adoptable kittens. After an hour of downward-facing kittens and cat-tree poses, yogis can stick around for the Kitten Pop-Up Adoption Shop in the same location. Lululemon is asking for a $10 donation (100% of which will go to AAWL) to attend the class. 

What: Yoga with Kittens & Pop-Up Adoption Shop
Who: Yogis and adoptable kittens 
Where: Scottsdale Quarter (15037 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale, Arizona 85254) Suite across from Sorso Wine
When: Saturday, July 15 
Time: 9 to 10 a.m. for yoga; 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. for pop-up adoption shop
Cost: $10 donation for yoga instruction

To sign up and more information visit: www.AAWL.org

Arizona Animal Welfare League
25 N. 40th St., Phoenix
(602) 273-6852

Pinsperation: Under the Sea birthday theme and Chalkboard calligraphy

Pinspiration is a DIY arts and crafts studio/wine bar/events space in the Scottsdale/Phoenix area located on High Street. Walk through the "Under the Sea" Party, learning how to throw a boutique party yourself.  Also, learn how to do calligraphy on the ever-popular chalkboards! 

Please call ahead at 480-636-8010 or email info@pinspiration.com before visiting so we can make sure your space is reserved for your group.

Visit their website at: www.pinspiration.com

Pinspiration
5410 E. High Street, Ste 105
Phoenix, AZ 85054
480-636-8010

Don't hit that snooze button! Stroke prevention with Dr. Redcross

A new study shows it's not just older people who are having strokes, millennials are suffering from them at a rising rate. Dr. Ken Redcross discusses why blood pressure is important in stroke prevention and why you may want to think twice before you hit that snooze button. 

Blood Pressure Accuracy At-Home: Nearly 1 in 6 adults do not know the status of their blood pressure, but knowing your number is key to prevention. It hasn't always been easy to get your blood pressure taken without a trip to the doctor's office, but today's technology has changed that. You can have your blood pressure checked regularly at home by using a wireless blood pressure monitor that connects to your smart phone and syncs with health apps on your phone to allow you to easily share your data with your doctor. At-home monitoring of blood pressure can be more accurate too since nervousness at a doctor's office can make your numbers jump giving you a misdiagnosis. According to American Stroke Association, a blood pressure reading of less than 120 over 80 is considered normal for adults. A blood pressure reading equal to or higher than 140 over 90 is high. Blood pressure between 120139/8089 is considered "prehypertension" and requires lifestyle changes to reduce the risk of stroke.

Medical Foods Recover Brain Cells: Researchers have found that the brain can be repaired, and brain function can be recovered, after a stroke, especially if you respond quickly. Studies show that citicoline works to protect and restore important fats, called phosphatidylcholine, within brain cell memory, which are otherwise destroyed during a stroke event. It can also decrease brain tissue damage, when the brain is injured. In the U.S. citicoline can be taken as a medical food, dietary supplement under the name Cerenx. Citicoline was originally developed in Japan for stroke and later introduced as a prescription drug in many European countries. In these countries, it is now frequently prescribed for cognitive problems related to circulation issues in the brain. A specific form of citicoline called Xerenoos (used in Cerenx) has been studied in 100 human clinical trials to back its
effectiveness in brain cell recovery. Research shows when Xerenoos is taken within four hours of a stroke, patients recover most of their brain cells. Citicoline is made by the body naturally from choline* sources including eggs, beef liver and cruciferous veggies. However, as you age the body's ability to produce citicoline declines and therefore, supplementation is recommended.

Foods to Add to Stroke Reduction Menu:  According to research, there are specific foods that should be consumed regularly if you want avoid strokes including: garlic (regular consumption reduces rate of stroke by 50 percent); coffee (drinking one cup of coffee a day can reduce risk of stroke by 20 percent); olive oil (regular use can cut your chance of stroke by more than 40 percent); and sweet potatoes (loaded with potassium can reduce stroke
risk by 20 percent). Also, eating plenty of fruits and vegetables is important and taking a lecithin supplement (from egg yolks, soybeans and sunflower seeds) can provide an excellent source of choline*.

Don't Hit Snooze Button: We know sleep is important for health but too much sleep (more than 10 hours a day) can increase stroke risk by up to 63 percent compared to the recommended 7-hour stretch according to scientists at Harvard. And snoring is really not okay. If you snore loudly studies suggest you are twice as likely to develop metabolic syndrome, which increases your risk of stroke, heart disease and diabetes!

For more health tips, connect with Dr. Ken Redcross at: www.drredcross.com,
www.facebook.com/KenRedcrossMD, and Twitter: @DrRedcross.

Celebrate Bastille Week with a tasting menu of French classics 

Christopher's eatery and its James Beard award-winning chef will launch a special three-course, prix-fixe menu through Sunday, July 16th where guests can anticipate an extraordinary dinner filled with French-themed delicacies in honor of the 228th anniversary of the Storming of the Bastille. 

The three-course meal is available for $44 pp++ and features an abundance of flavorful favorites designed to please all diners, regardless of one's familiarity with French fare. 

Highlights include French Green Bean Salad with Duck Confit, Torchon of Sweetbreads and Foie Gras with Black Brioche, Hanger Steak with Shallots and Roasted Garlic, Tarte Tatin, among many other offerings. 

Wine pairings can also be added to each course for $20 per person, and all couples who attend Christopher's Bastille Week celebration will receive a house-baked baguette they can take with them following the meal.
    
For reservations call (602) 522-2344 and mention "Bastille Week" menu

For more information, visit: www.christophersaz.com

Bastille Week at Christopher's and Crush Lounge
Located inside the Biltmore Fashion Park, 2502 E. Camelback Road, Phoenix, AZ
Mon-Tue: 11am-9pm | Wed-Sat: 11am-10pm | Sun 12pm-8pm

$15 Meals

$15-dollar meal ideas to feed families on a summer budget

For more information, visit: www.foodvisionmeals.com

Chef Ron Young (480) 720-2839