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Coast-to-Coast Career Phoenix Job Fair

Coast-to-Coast Career Fairs will be holding a Job Fair in Phoenix on July 24th at Radisson Phoenix Airport. 100's of Jobs will be available from; Sales, Marketing, Law Enforcement, Customer Service, Administrative, Accounting, Financial Services, Banking, Retail, Insurance and more.

Anyone looking for work in the Phoenix area is encouraged to attend this FREE event.  The event starts at 11:00 AM and ends at 2:00 PM. Coast-to-Coast Career Fairs will also have a career expert onsite who will be providing FREE resume critique.

For more information and registration, visit:

Phoenix Job Fair
July 24, 2017
11:00 AM to 2:00 PM

Radisson Phoenix Airport
427 N. 44th Street
Phoenix, AZ 85008

National Tequila Day at Taco Guild 

Taco Guild is hosting a special event to celebrate National Tequila Day
A special tequila tasting flight of three of Roger Clyne's Mexican Moonshine tequilas will be offered. $15. 
Special new cocktail featuring Mexican Moonshine Tequila Strawberry Kiwi Blanco Sangria, made with Sauvignon Blanc, Mexican moonshine Blanco tequila macerated with strawberries and kiwi topped with champagne, served over ice with a sugar rim.  $5.95. 

Happy hour all day:        

  •     $6 1893 margarita
  •     $1 off draft beer
  •     Other specialty cocktails and drinks
  •     Live music 
  •     Special taco of the day $2.50

For more information, visit: 

Taco Guild 
546 E. Osborn Road. 
Phoenix AZ 85012 

It's Shark Week: We check out lesser known sharks & see a shark egg at Sea Life 

Sea Life Arizona celebrates sharks year-round, but this year's Shark Week places a spotlight on some of the smaller and lesser-known shark breeds at Sea Life. And, they promise plenty of special activities for the kids, including a chance to check out captive-bred baby epaulette sharks and even a quarantined epaulette shark egg.

For more on SEA LIFE Arizona, visit:

Sea Life Arizona 
5000 S Arizona Mills Cir #145
Tempe, AZ 85282
Phone: 1-877-526-3960

Understanding the gut-brain connection

Your gut contains some 100 million neurons, more than in either the spinal cord or the peripheral nervous system, and is commonly called the "second brain." Recent studies are finding these neurons send information to the brain that changes mood and emotions. Dr. Sharon Thompson joins us.

The Connection Between the Brain, the Gut and Your Health
What is it?

  • Your gut contains some 100 million neurons, more than in either the spinal cord or the peripheral nervous system This is called the 'the enteric nervous system (ENS), popularly the "second brain."
  • Just like the brain, the enteric nervous system uses more than 30 neurotransmitters. In fact, 95 percent of the body's serotonin is found in the bowels
  • About 90 percent of the fibers in the just one of the main nerves, the vagus, they carry information from the gut to the brain and not the other way around. 
  • Bacteria in the gut also secrete brain hormones (50% dopamine in body)

What does it do?

  • The blossoming field of neurogastroenterology studies the role of the ENS
  • We know the neurons of the ENS can control gut behavior independently of the brain
  • Recent studies are finding these neurons send information to the brain that changes mood and emotions in some gut disorders which affect millions of Americans e.g. irritable bowel syndrome
  • Cutting-edge research is investigating how the second brain mediates the body's immune response; 
  • This may explain why a higher-than-normal percentage of people with some bowel problems develop depression and anxiety," 

Can Food Affect Your Mood?

  • Those nerves in your gut are definitely designed to send information to your brain about what you are eating. We don't know the details yet but listen to your gut
  • A basic healthy diet is really important. 
  • Recently there have been very interesting studies on how changing the bacterial population in the gut changes mental and physical health 
  • If you've ever felt tired, nauseous, or a little "fuzzy," after a meal your ENS may be reacting to something you ate and sending signals to your brain. 

What can you do?

  • Eat a diet rich in plants--vegetables, fruits and complex carbohydrates
  • Eat mostly healthy fats, olive, avocado and fish oils
  • Keep added sugar consumption low
  • Pay attention to medications. Medicines intended to affect brain hormones will affect those in the gut as well. This can be a good thing but can also cause 'strange' side effects if the connection is not on your radar. 


  • Yes, but which ones and how much is unknown
  • We're in the early days of figuring out which bacteria or which combination of bacteria are helpful for which conditions
  • Fermented foods seem to be a helpful part of your diet (yogurt, beer, kimchi, sauerkraut etc.)

What's next

  • Digestive-system activity may affect cognition (thinking skills and memory), too. "This is an area that needs more research
  • Signals from the digestive system affect metabolism, body weight and raising or reducing risk for health conditions like type 2 diabetes. 
  • Interaction between the ENS and the trillions of bacteria that live in the digestive system. 

Central Phoenix Obstetrics and Gynecology
926 East McDowell Road, #134, Phoenix, AZ 85006
(602) 288-0777

Queen of Clean-Cleaning with Automatic Dishwasher Detergent

For these tips you can use powder, tablet, gel or liquid automatic dishwasher detergent.  Just use the measurement used for a load of dishes. Don't forget to check the $$$ Store for inexpensive product.

All-Purpose Cleaner
Dishwasher detergent breaks up and washes away grease, oil and dirt particles, making it an effective ingredient in a homemade all-purpose cleaner. 

Combine 2 teaspoons of dishwasher detergent with 2 cups of hot water, mix well to dissolve and pour the solution into a spray bottle. Spray the solution onto a clean cloth and wipe off the area that needs cleaning. Rinse and dry. This solution is safe enough to use on the exterior and interior of household appliances, vinyl floors, painted surfaces and glass. 

Laundry Soap Booster
Dishwasher detergent also makes a great laundry soap booster because it typically contains chlorine bleach to help it break down food particles and stains. Treat dingy white fabrics by filling a plastic container with 1/2 cup of dishwasher detergent, 1/4 cup of chlorine bleach and 1 gallon of hot water. Combine the ingredients, place the garments into the solution and soak them for at least 15 minutes before running them through their usual cycles in your washing machine. Allow the solution to cool down first if you're treating knit or delicate fabrics. Avoid using this solution to treat any kind of fabric that bleach can damage.

Bathtub Stain Remover
Automatic dishwasher detergent can also get rid of stains in your bathroom. Add a little detergent to the toilet bowl, allow it to sit for a few minutes and scrub the stains away with a toilet brush. Get rid of bathtub stains by pouring about 1/4 cup of powdered detergent into a plastic or glass container. Add just enough water to make a thick paste and apply the solution directly to the stained area with a clean rag or sponge. Gently scrub the paste into the stain and allow it to stand for about 20 minutes. Rinse your tub well with warm water and buff dry with a soft, clean cloth.
Remove Crayon, Pencil and Scuff Marks from Walls and Floors
Combine 1 dishwasher tablet with 1 gallon of hot water, use damp rag or sponge dipped in solution to gently wipe away.

Whiten Whites
Add 1 dishwasher tablet or 1/2 cup dishwasher detergent to washing machine.

Clean Jacuzzi Tub
Add 1 dishwasher tablet to a tub full of hot water and turn on the jets to clean the areas you can't get to with your normal tub scrubbing.

Clean Toilets
Drop one tablet into the toilet bowl and allow it to dissolve, then scrub and flush.

Wash Patio Furniture
Dissolve 1 tablet in a bucket of hot water and use the solution to wipe away dirt, mildew, and pollen.
Remove Car Leak Stains from Driveway
Make a thick paste of dishwasher detergent and warm water and scrub into stain from oil or transmission fluid. Let it sit for an hour or so and then rinse with garden hose. Don't do this in the direct sun or hot weather.

Glass Coffeepot
Sprinkle a little automatic dishwasher detergent in a glass coffee pot with a little hot water.  Use a bottle brush to wash, rinse and you're done.

Clean oven racks
Mix a ¼ cup of dishwasher detergent in a quart of hot water.  Place racks in a sturdy garbage bag and wrap in paper towels.  Pour the solution over them, let soak overnight in the garage or outside.  Be aware that the bag could leak.  Next morning, take a brush and brush them firmly, rinse and put back in over.  Turn the oven on to 350 degrees for 15 minutes.  Turn off and you are done.

Use it to clean baby clothes 
Let the water get hot, dissolve the dishwasher detergent and let the clothes and diapers soak in it for a few hours then wash as usual.  This can be done in a bucket or in the washer.  

Another way is to make a paste, rub onto the stain, let sit for a few minutes, then lay the garment in the sink, and pour boiling water over the garment, and let sit until cool enough to handle. Rinse well and wash as usual

For more information visit Linda's website and Facebook page.

Founder of Buti Yoga launches The Break Method

Bizzie Gold launched buti yoga, now the fitness entrepreneur has launched The Break Method. Registration opens soon for the online program. She explains how her lifestyle brand has evolved. 

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To learn more about Bizzie Gold program, visit:

Why are we so fascinated by sharks? 

It's the infamous Shark Week, and this year it kicked off with a competitive man-versus-shark swim. But not just any man, the most decorated Olympian of all time, Michael Phelps faced off versus a shark, which begs the question, "why are we so fascinated by sharks?" Wildlife Expert, Dr. Grey Stafford joins us to unravel some of the secrets behind these fascinating creatures.  

-Sharks are much like reptiles and other creatures perceived by people to be fearsome.  

-Unfortunately, we still know relatively little about them beyond what pop culture (e.g., jaws, sharknado) has misinformed us about!

-Most species are harmless to humans.

-Many like rays and benthic sharks have mouths on the bottom of their heads because they eat invertebrates, shrimp, small fishes along the bottom of the ocean.

-Some species are egg layers, others give live birth by holding eggs internally until they hatch.

-Some 100Million sharks are killed by humans yearly.

-More sharks in a region suggest a healthy ecosystem (i.e., prey).  We are seeing more sharks along the NE Atlantic and along the coast of CA, for example due to longstanding legislation like the 50-yr. old MMPA which has enabled prey species like sea lions, seals to recover.

-The biggest shark is the whale shark.  Like many large terrestrial (eat a lot of grass) and aquatic species, they can grow big by eating the smallest and most plentiful of food items (plankton).

To learn more about sharks, visit:

Buti yoga blends yoga and tribal dance for a high energy workout. 

Buti yoga was created by fitness entrepreneur Bizzie Gold. You can practice buti yoga locally at Zen Soul Studio. 

For more information, visit:

Zen Soul Studio
10636 N 71 Way #14, Scottsdale AZ 85254
(480) 518-9908