believeRX


believeRX

The Holistic Approach to Living Your Best Life

Local pharmacist and entrepreneur, Ellen Phillips, operates a unique, client-centered concept in pharmaceutical care: believeRX, located at 9627 Countryside Center Lane near the intersection of Middlebrook Pike and Bob Kirby Road in Knoxville. Ellen and her compassionate, caring team of highly-trained pharmaceutical associates have embarked on a mission to provide traditional pharmacy services combined with a holistic approach to health and well-being.

believeRX recognizes that your local pharmacy can and should play an important role in your family’s total healthcare and wellness in partnership with your other healthcare providers. believeRX combines the personal and caring touch of the now almost non-existent neighborhood pharmacy with today’s rapidly evolving healthcare industry. With more than 20 years of first-hand experience as a pharmacist to draw upon, Ellen and her team have created a holistic and interactive approach to your pharmaceutical experience designed to help you “Live Your Best Life.”

Ellen and her colleague, pharmacist Monty Roark, shared with Everything Knoxville the positive health and well-being benefits that believeRX provides their clients along with several exciting services they offer.

EK: Tell our readers about your professional background.

Ellen: I have both retail and clinical hospital pharmacy experience and have been in management for most of my career. I have served as a pharmacy preceptor for several pharmacy schools and won the Pharmacists Excellence Award while working for a big chain pharmacy. For years, I have seen that there is more than one way to fight or prevent disease. We are lucky to have pharmaceuticals, but we are just as lucky to have alternative options as well.

Monty: After graduating from UT College of Pharmacy, I began working in a standard retail pharmacy. I felt it was lacking the one-on-one involvement with patients that I knew was important in determining their overall health needs, so I came to work at believeRX with Ellen. I am passionate about caring for patients holistically – not just their traditional medication needs, but beyond that into daily diet and nutrition, vitamins and supplements, skin care and anti-aging therapies, as well as other complementary alternative medicines.

EK: Describe the believeRX business philosophy, and tell our readers about your new in-store clinic.

Ellen: believeRX is part traditional pharmacy that offers home delivery (even after hours for our established patients), part specialty pharmacy that offers counseling in the home by a licensed pharmacist, and also specializes in the best holistic over-the-counter health products. In fact, we are very different than the “national chain” pharmacy you are used to. Our staff members receive additional training to become Certified Health Coaches, believing it’s time to focus on our patients as a whole, not only their prescribed medications.

Monty: We have recently partnered with Primary Care of Tennessee and now offer a full-service medical clinic with Nurse Practitioners Diane Knight and Dana Webber. We offer weight loss tailored to the individual patient, Covid-19 testing, flu testing and treatment, immunizations, sick visits, and regular check-ups. Our current clinic hours are in the evenings from 5 to 7 pm and Saturdays 8 am to 12 noon.  You can call 865-200-4101 to schedule an appointment. 

Ellen: Our store carries a variety of quality holistic products and supplements. We carry products that are backed up by the manufacturer and have been proven effective.

EK: Considering our current health environment, do you have recommendations to improve the immune system and suggestions for countering the overall stress that comes with these trying times?

Ellen: Elderberry has more antioxidants than most fruits and empowers the immune system by fighting free radicals that can cause damage to it. The elderberry we carry is locally made and one of our best sellers. Customers use it for cold and flu prevention and treatment and they swear by its effectiveness.

Local honey is not pasteurized and because it is not exposed to heat, it is loaded with natural vitamins, minerals, and nutrients. Why buy store brand when you can get local honey as the healthier alternative?

Monty: Terry Naturally is one of our most requested natural supplement lines. Along with supplements to treat virtually any ailment, there are specific ones that help with anxiety and pain and are also super immune boosters. We also have essential oils, CBD products, and some very useful new treatments.

EK: What are some of your most unique services and products?

Ellen: We offer infrared sauna sessions. Unlike traditional saunas, which heat the air and then the body, infrared heat saunas promote heat generation in the body with only a small amount of heat in the air. Infrared saunas result in a deeper sweat at a lower surrounding temperature, producing benefits such as detox, weight loss, and treatment of muscle pain.

Monty: BEMER, which stands for Bio-Electro-Magnetic-Energy-Regulation, uses a pulsed electromagnetic field to improve the body’s microcirculation. Improvement in the circulation of the small vessels of our body may help improve blood flow, nutrient and oxygen supply, and waste removal. Sessions of just eight minutes twice a day have been known to increase blood flow by 30%.

Healy Resonance is a wearable device that is used to balance the body’s energetic field and activate self-healing. The device can analyze human tissues and the human information field for frequency resonance and can deliver optimal frequencies to improve function and health. Call the pharmacy for an appointment to be analyzed and scanned.

Ellen: believeRX has a convenient “pay as you use” or an unlimited monthly subscription plan for these services.

EK: Is there anything else you would like to tell Everything Knoxville readers about believeRX?

Monty: We are excited to offer healthy smoothies and fresh juices without any added sugar. They are either naturally sweetened or sweetened with honey or other low glycemic index sweeteners – and they taste fantastic! We offer medical grade protein, Blender Bombs, YourSuper, CBD Oil, MCT oil, collagen, and many other options to help promote weight loss, maintain good health, and break sugar addiction!

Ellen: believeRX strives to provide a custom-tailored experience for each customer/patient by treating them as a whole individual and not just their specific ailments or prescription medications. Our name says it all. “We Believe in You” and your goal for better health, well-being, and longevity.

Believe RX – Helping You Live Your Best Life!

A locally owned, full-service pharmacy with a holistic approach to your health and well-being

  • Specialty medications with available delivery and in-home counseling
  • Wide selection of natural supplements with expert recommendations
  • CBD products
  • Immunizations and travel vaccinations
  • Medical screenings
  • Covid-19 testing
  • Primary Care of Tennessee walk-in clinic for sick visits, flu testing, and regular check-ups
  • Infrared Sauna, Healy, and BEMER therapies

Primary Care of Tennessee full service clinic open evening hours of 5 to 7 pm by appointment. Call 865-200-4101 to schedule sick or well visits. Conveniently located near the intersection of Middlebrook Pike and Bob Kirby Road in Knoxville.

believeRX
9627 Countryside Center Lane
Knoxville, TN 37931
865.214.6672
www.believeRXknoxville.com

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Maple Court Senior Living


Compassionate, Supportive Memory Care at Maple Court

Nestled in beautiful Powell just outside of Knoxville, Maple Court Senior Living offers warm, private, country-setting accommodations with exceptional and innovative memory care. You’ll find our memory care community surrounded by beautifully landscaped grounds. In addition to intimate, comfortable rooms, there are secured outdoor areas and a specially trained team on-site 24/7.

Maple Court’s memory care program is designed to meet the unique needs of people living with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias. Our highly trained staff works with our residents on a daily basis to support them through their memory loss. We strive to offer great care at a great value.

We all have basic needs for love, accomplishment, and belonging. While dementia may alter the way we experience and express these needs, Maple Court understands that the essential human quality of these needs does not change. We want to celebrate each resident as a whole person – not only for who they were when they were younger, but for who they are today.

Everyone has a story to tell, and we love hearing them all. Our team focuses on honoring each resident from day one. We seek to learn the meaningful details of your loved one’s life – where they’ve been, what they’ve done – and what activities might be especially fun or meaningful to them now. Those are the kind of details that make a difference. Families are also encouraged to participate in daily activities – we aim for a family feel and positive social engagement for all of our residents.

The caring team at Maple Court provides an atmosphere where each resident can continue to enjoy life one moment at a time. We create fulfilling opportunities for our residents to experience life in ways that give them joy and satisfaction every day. ​

To learn more about our memory care program, contact us today! Call 865-291-1390 or visit www.maplectseniorliving.com.

Maple Court Senior Living
7545 Thunder Lane
Powell, TN 37849
865.291.1390
www.maplectseniorliving.com

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Meadow View


November in the Garden

Fall has finally arrived, and it has been lovely! Temperatures are nice, trees and shrubs are donning their fall colors, and gardeners can work in their yards without having a heat stroke.

There is a lot to be done, so let’s get started.

» Stop pruning unless we have had a hard freeze. I have probably told 50 people during the past couple of weeks that they shouldn’t prune yet, and it breaks their hearts every time. I know that when leaves start dropping it triggers this urge to start chopping, but please resist. A hard freeze will tell the plant it is time to go dormant, and wouldn’t you prefer to be asleep if someone is cutting on you?

Once we have had a hard frost, please call us or research before you start whacking. Don’t prune spring flowering plants or they won’t flower. Don’t prune Hydrangea macrophylla. Don’t commit Crepe Murder! We have handouts on pruning, or you can go to utextension.tennessee.edu and print off an info sheet. An informed pruner means happier, healthier, and prettier plants.

» Many of you are still planting, and you can keep that up. Trees and shrubs can be planted if the ground isn’t frozen. You have probably heard to “dig a $20 hole for a $5 plant,” so let’s talk about correct planting.

1. Dig your hole twice as wide as your root ball but no deeper. Put the soil on a tarp or wheelbarrow.

2. Mix the soil that comes out of the hole 50/50 with a good planting mix or soil conditioner. Why the mix? If you dig a hole in the clay and just fill with the planting mix, you have made a big clay bowl. It will hold water and the roots will hit that clay wall and turn around. A mix prevents that.

3. Use your fingers or a claw to loosen up the roots on your plant, and I do mean loosen them up! Once a root is the size of a pencil, the direction of growth has been set. If the plant is horribly rootbound, use a saw to remove the outer 1/2″ or so. For ball and burlap plants, we now suggest you remove the burlap, because some growers are using synthetics that do not decompose. You can leave the wire cage, but keep in mind that if you ever have that stump ground, the cage will destroy the grinder.

4. Place your plant into its hole and backfill with the soil mixture. Press the soil firmly around the root ball. Don’t plant too deep! It is best for the root ball to be at or slightly above the level of the surrounding soil.

5. Water your plant well and use a root stimulator to help feeder roots establish. Mycorrhizae can also help with root growth.

6. Continue watering any week that we do not get 1″ of rainfall. Rain has been abundant this year, but you cannot depend on that continuing. We have no idea what Mother Nature will send next!

7. Apply mulch no more than 3″ deep. Donuts, not volcanoes! Don’t pile mulch around the trunk or you will encourage disease, critters, and air roots.

» If you didn’t do a good cleanup of your beds last month, do that now. Clear out debris and cut back dead or dying foliage on perennials. Remove annuals that are still in place and replace them with pansies or violas. Pull up weeds and apply Preen or another pre-emergent. Make sure you are getting up any leaves that had disease or insect problems so they don’t overwinter in the soil.

» Replace annuals in containers with pansies or evergreen foliage to get ready for the holidays. There are countless good ideas in magazines, on TV, and on Pinterest for you to follow, or let us help you make good choices.

» Some of you are dealing with lots of leaves. If possible, chop them up with your mower and put the chopped leaves around your plants. It is a wonderful natural fertilizer. If it isn’t possible, get the leaves off your grass. If you can’t see the blades, your lawn is suffocating.

» Fall is a good time to gently fertilize trees and shrubs. It is best to use an organic product so you don’t shock them or simply add root stimulator. Most root growth (up to 85%) occurs during fall and winter, so a little boost is helpful.

I will finish with a reminder that we are a great source for Christmas décor. Our cut trees and greenery come from a family-owned farm in North Carolina, and our poinsettias are grown on my family’s farm in Pall Mall, TN. We have a wonderful selection of ornaments and gifts as well, so stop in and do some Christmas shopping with less traffic and fewer crowds!

Meadow View Greenhouses & Garden Center
9885 Highway 11E
Lenoir City, TN 37772
865.986.7229
www.meadowviewgreenhouse.com

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Surface Doc


Last Call for Outdoor Surface Cleaning in 2020

By Christina Fitzwilliam, Co-Owner of Surface Doc

Homeowners that really want to stomp out dirt, grime, mildew, and traffic patterns often understand that the cleaning must start outside and must be done before it gets too cold this winter. Those that neglect the outside cleaning may not truly break the cycle of soil INSIDE the home. This is because when we walk from our car or street into our home, we track soil from the outside right through the indoor areas that have just been cleaned. When ALL soil, dirt, and debris from walkable routes is removed from surfaces outside the home, noticeable traffic patterns take much longer to appear INSIDE the home, keeping it cleaner for much longer.

Almost everyone around Knoxville knows that Surface Doc is the best at cleaning tile and grout, but surprisingly, we still have clients that do not know that one of our most in-demand services is exterior surfaces. We are also experts at cleaning walkways, docks, pool decks, and composite decking. We specialize in soft wash for your home’s exterior, including cedar shakes, stucco, vinyl, brick, and roofs made of asphalt, shingles, slate, clay, and metal. Once your outdoor surfaces are clean, many areas can be sealed and protected from the abuse of Mother Nature.

A word of caution: Stay away from traditional pressure washing! Traditional pressure washing actually causes harm, and a proper mixture of the correct cleaning chemicals, appropriate heat, and adequate pressure are the only way to get real, lasting results. Each walkable surface has its own set of challenges. Sidewalks are often damaged by algae, foot traffic, or vegetation. Driveways tend to accumulate ugly oil stains and lose their luster over time. Wood and composite decking become dangerous as algae embeds deep within the pores of the wood, inviting a slip – especially when surfaces are wet. Or it can become dry and brittle if it has not been cleaned and sealed properly. But what ALL these surfaces have in common is that they can each be easily damaged by traditional pressure washing. We can’t begin to tell you how many well-meaning homeowners have inadvertently pock-marked their own sidewalks or splintered their decks trying to pressure wash them.

Each problem area requires a unique solution… inside AND outside the home. At Surface Doc, we are specifically qualified to tackle each element and the challenges they present. Please give John and his team a call today, and see the difference they will make INSIDE and OUTSIDE your home tomorrow.

Surface Doc
865.567.1986
www.surfacedoc.com

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ShelfGenie


Add Real Value to Your Home and to Your Life

The kitchen is probably the hardest working room in your home. We all want it to be beautiful, but it’s where we cook, bake, gather, and store essentials like food, supplies, and pots and pans, so it has to be functional. A well-thought out kitchen has plenty of storage to keep countertops clear and is designed so you can quickly and easily find what you need and conveniently reach it.

ShelfGenie is the true turn-key leader in kitchen innovation

At ShelfGenie, we design, build, and install custom Glide-Out™ shelves for your existing cabinets and pantries. They increase storage by up to 50% and pull out their full depth so you can access the entire shelf front to back. Each shelf can hold up to 100 lbs and is made in America using high-quality materials and superior craftsmanship. We do not use one-size-fits-all, big box store substitutes.

Our process begins and ends with the homeowner

1. Our design consultant will get to know your exact needs during our free, in-home consultation and will provide you with a free 3-D design of your kitchen so you’ll see exactly what your new kitchen space will look like.

2. Your Glide-Out™ shelves will be manufactured in our very own manufacturing facility to your exact specifications.

3. Our licensed, professional installer will then install your order in one day. Finally, your designer will reach out to ensure you’re completely 100% satisfied.    

Enjoy your innovative new kitchen

Turn frustration with your kitchen into joy. You can expect to increase storage, reduce clutter and wasted time looking for items, and avoid having to bend, twist, or reach into the backs of cabinets.

What our awesome clients have to say

“Awesome folks to deal with. Great workmanship.” – D.A., Knoxville

“We love the new shelves. They are truly life changing in the kitchen.” – R.K., Knoxville

“Great improvement to what I had and very happy with the people I worked with.” – S.O., Vonore

“I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE my new kitchen pull-out shelves. Very professional.” – K.B., Powell

“Love my new pantry shelves! They are sturdy and beautifully installed. Great customer service and friendly folks.” – M.M, Loudon

To learn more or to schedule your free consultation, call 865-409-1197 or visit www.shelfgenie.com.

ShelfGenie ®
865.409-1197
www.ShelfGenie.com/East-Tennessee

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PremierGarage


Gear Up Your Garage for Winter

Winter is just weeks away, and it’s time to get prepared for colder, wet weather. PremierGarage of Knoxville offers custom solutions to make your garage more functional this winter, as well as the rest of the year. An organized garage will help your family be more comfortable and safe, protect your vehicles and belongings, and enhance your home with a combination of garage storage cabinets, wall-hanging systems, and a durable PremierOne® floor.

Garage Storage Cabinets Eliminate Clutter with Custom Organization

Garages are famous for clutter, the catchall for anything that doesn’t have a “place” or fit in the house. Stacks of random stuff take up valuable floor space – meaning parking your car outside and then scraping frost and ice off your car windows – ugh!

Custom garage storage cabinets capture unused vertical space, providing maximize safe storage for all your needs…

  • Enclosed cabinets with adjustable shelves allow you to configure your storage for exactly what you have – seasonal decorations, warehouse club bulk items, sports memorabilia, etc.
  • Optional locking doors and drawers keep toxic chemicals and dangerous tools secure from children and pets.
  • Create a mudroom at the connecting house door so wet coats and boots don’t make it inside.

Wall-Hanging and Overhead Systems Provide Even More Storage Space

Along with garage cabinets, wall-hanging systems and overhead racks make your space more efficient by getting everything off the floor so you can actually park cars in the garage – yay! Overhead storage racks are the ideal solution for seldom-used and large items like camping gear, off-season sports equipment, and holiday decorations.

Slatwall panels create wall-hanging storage that can be customized with specialty hooks, baskets, and shelves to organize large and small items

  • Panels fit perfectly over a workbench to keep tools handy or around windows and corners, providing usable storage.
  • Related items, like soccer gear or gardening tools, can be grouped in one accessible spot.
  • Specialty hooks safely and conveniently accommodate large items like bikes, golf bags, and wheelbarrows.

Garage Flooring is Functional and Beautiful

PremierOne® industry-tough garage floor coating makes your garage a more beautiful space and is extremely low maintenance. PremierOne® floor coating has a 10-year warranty and…

  • Comes in a variety of colors
  • Stands up to the heat and friction of hot tires
  • Is stain and slip resistant
  • Helps reduce allergens

PremierGarage of Knoxville is committed to helping people live better lives through better and safer organization in every area of your home.

PremierGarage
powered by Tailored Living
865.947.8686
www.TailoredLivingKnoxville.com

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bioPURE


Introducing a Proven Solution for Disinfection

One of the fastest growing disinfection companies in the nation, bioPURE, is now here to offer products and services for residents and businesses in the Knoxville area. Our advanced disinfection technology helps eliminate many dangerous germs, viruses, and bacteria.

“At bioPURE, we are committed to improving the health of all individuals by thoroughly disinfecting the spaces where you work, visit, and live,” said Jennifer Wilson, owner of bioPURE Hardin Valley.

By using an electostatic delivery system and our cutting-edge bioPURE™ CLEAN and Shield technology, with a 30-day residual, we can effectively treat homes and commercial spaces with our no wipe, no rinse, and no residue formula. Our EPA registered and approved, hospital grade disinfectant is a superior solution to traditional spray and wipe methods and provides complete, effective coverage against common allergens, Coronavirus, MRSA, E. Coli, salmonella, swine flu, C. Diff, H1N1, RSV, and various other bacteria and viruses. There is little to no downtime – treated areas can resume normal operations in as soon as 10 minutes or less after treatment so you’re back to work or play in no time.

In addition to our treatment services, bioPURE Hardin Valley now offers individual disinfectant spray bottles of its bioPURE™ CLEAN for day-to-day home or business use and their new water-based hand sanitizer that provides hours of protection without drying out your hands.

So if you are ready to ensure that your spaces are disinfected – with the same proven, eco-friendly products and services that are widely used by schools, retailers, property managers, and healthcare facilities – contact bioPURE Hardin Valley to request more information on their treatment options and to request your free consultation. We are changing the standard of clean.

bioPURE Hardin Valley
865.317.0920
www.bioPUREservice.com

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Hardin Valley Eyecare & Optical


A Family Affair: Couple’s Business Has a Clear Vision for the Health of Knoxville

It’s all in the family. Dr. Travis Thompson stepped in as the owner of Hardin Valley Eyecare & Optical in 2014 and is now eagerly looking forward to expanding his practice with the addition of his wife, Catherine, also an optometrist.

A native of East Tennessee, his goal has always been to move home after graduating from the Southern College of Optometry in Memphis, Tennessee. It brings him joy to serve the members of his hometown community.

Travis’ wife, Dr. Catherine Abbott, previously served the Sweetwater community at a private family practice. She is thrilled to join Travis full-time at Hardin Valley Eyecare & Optical this year. They’re both passionate about overall vision health and improving the quality of life of their patients. The expansion to Hardin Valley Eyecare & Optical means that they can now serve more new patients and even extend their hours of operation. For the first time, Hardin Valley Eyecare & Optical is open on Fridays from 9 am to 3 pm, allowing them to serve more patients in the West Knoxville and Oak Ridge area specifically.

Travis and Catherine are excited to establish their optometry practice as a family-owned business in the Hardin Valley community. Together they specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of a wide array of eye diseases, conditions, and problems for patients of all ages, including correcting vision for children. They only use the most advanced diagnostic technology and vision correction products and are committed to improving the quality of life in the Knoxville community through enhanced vision.

We had the chance to sit down with Catherine for an interview to find out more about her goals at Hardin Valley Eyecare.

EK: We know Travis has called East Tennessee home for the majority of his life. How long have you been in East Tennessee?

Catherine: I’m originally from Virginia! After my undergraduate degree, I went to the Southern College of Optometry in Memphis, Tennessee, where I met my husband, Travis. After I finished my Primary Eyecare Residency at the Salem VA Medical Center in Salem, VA, in 2014, we moved to Knoxville, where we’ve both enjoyed practicing private optometry.

EK: What drew you to become an optometrist?

Catherine: The level of patient care is what initially drew me to optometry. I loved that optometrists have personal time with their patients and develop a relationship that can span years. If someone brings their child to you to correct their vision when they are small, it’s common to continue to see that child as they grow older. I loved the idea of having that type of long-lasting relationship with my patients.

EK: What is your favorite part about practicing optometry?

Catherine: My desire to help people see clearly is my favorite part of practicing optometry. I think eyes and how they work are so interesting, and I love interacting with my patients and finding the best ways to help their overall health through their vision. You can tell so much about a person’s overall health by looking into someone’s eyes.

EK: What has it been like to run a family practice side by side with your husband?

Catherine: It’s been a great experience so far and very rewarding to see the goals that we set when we moved to Knoxville become a reality! I worked at a family practice run by a husband and wife duo in Sweetwater for six years, so I had the chance to see what it would be like to work side by side with Travis. Ultimately, we’re a team that knows we can always depend on each other. This isn’t just great for the business itself, but also for our patients! We’ve called Hardin Valley home since we moved to Knoxville, so we enjoy being able to serve our neighbors by practicing in our own community.

EK: What can patients expect when they visit Hardin Valley Eyecare & Optical for an appointment?

Catherine: We’re both very compassionate doctors. We love our patients, and their vision and comfort is our top priority in everything we do. We were both trained to conduct comprehensive eye exams to ensure we consider your overall health in any recommendations we make. I personally have had a lot of experience with eye diseases and more complicated cases in some of my past experiences in my career, which has made my career and approach to optometry more well-rounded. I’m so excited to bring my experience to Hardin Valley and the Greater Knoxville area.

In their free time, Travis and Catherine enjoy spending time with friends and family, including their sweet dog, Barley. They both love outdoor activities like hiking, which makes East Tennessee the perfect place to call home. Travis is also a huge fan of the Tennessee Volunteers. You can always find him cheering on the Vols on football Saturdays in the fall.

Hardin Valley Eyecare & Optical offers convenient 24/7 appointment requests through their website. They are currently open Mondays through Saturdays with flexible appointments no matter what your schedule looks like. Dr. Travis and Dr. Catherine look forward to serving patients of all ages. Whether your child needs their first eye exam or you need an updated prescription for your contacts or glasses, they are ready to find the right solution for you and your family. For more information on Hardin Valley Eyecare & Optical and the services they provide, call 865-888-0892 or visit www.visionsource-knoxville.com.

Hardin Valley Eyecare & Optical
10904 Spring Bluff Way
Knoxville, TN 37932
865.888.0892
www.visionsource-knoxville.com

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Ms. C’s Bed & Biscuits


Halloween: Fun for Families… Scary for Pets?

This Halloween put yourself in your pet’s “shoes” and think like your pet thinks!  People in costumes are scary, and because they don’t fit into the routine home environment, Halloween guests may be perceived as intruders. The chaos of trick-or-treaters, costumes, and such may be troubling even to the best natured dog, making him nervous, irritable, and possibly snapping. Your dog may mistake jovial, good fun for genuine threats.

During Halloween, do not leave your dog in the backyard. There have been reports of taunting, feeding, agitating, and even poisoning dogs on Halloween.  A nervous dog will bark and howl at the constant foot traffic.  Do not put your dog in the car or the garage.  A half hour prior to Halloween festivities, put your dog in a secure, quiet place in your home as far away from the greeting door as possible.  Depending on the dog, you may crate him.  If you insist your dog greet guests, keep him on a leash, as pets can become stressed, feel threatened, and may growl, lunge, or run out the door.

Candy is NOT intended for pets! Chocolate is especially dangerous, and candy wrappers are dangerous, too. If your pet consumes wrappers, it can cause intestinal blockage that can lead to surgery to save his life.  Keep all candy OUT of reach of your pets!

Your dog deserves a Halloween party of their very own!  Make boarding reservations for your dog to attend Ms. C’s exclusive “Doggy Halloween Party.”  We have special nutritious treats planned for Friday, Saturday, and Sunday night during Halloween weekend. Call today to reserve your dog’s suite.

Ms. C’s Bed & Biscuits
2145 Beals Chapel Road
Lenoir City, TN 37772
865.986.6325
www.MsCsBedandBiscuits.com

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Fitness Together


Knoxville’s Only “Fit Over 45” Private Training Studios

“Five years ago, I was preparing for a high altitude 5-day backpacking trip,” said Karen Peck. “Knowing that I wanted to experience and enjoy the long days of backcountry meant being strong, lean, and fit. I wasn’t sure how to achieve this on my own. Thankfully, a friend recommended Fitness Together.

“From my very first meeting and assessment, I knew it would be a great partnership. They have a method of laying out attainable goals, creating dynamic training sessions, and balancing challenge. The trainers are skilled and caring, making the sessions fresh and fun. The result is a path to ultimate success.

“Setting a physical goal in the form of a challenging adventure, and maintaining training year-round, is a successful formula for me. Other aspects of good health naturally fall into place. When COVID-19 hit, so much of every day life changed. My travel plans were canceled. I stayed home. It became apparent after a few weeks that I needed to build a new structure for my overall well-being – an important part was returning to the Fitness Together gym. So, for the last six months, I have met with my trainer virtually and worked out at home. The decision to focus on my health and maintain my fitness routine strengthened me mentally and physically. COVID-19 will pass. I want to be healthy, happy, and ready for adventure when it does. Next spring – it’s trekking in Nepal to the Base Camp of Mt. Everest!

“I believe that taking care of yourself is an investment for the present and future. The Fitness Together trainers haven’t just prepared me well for physically challenging trips, they aided in my recovery from shoulder surgery and occasional aches and pains. I know that the increased strength, balance, and flexibility that we have built are protecting me as I age. I recommend them to everyone I know!”

Karen recently turned 66 and has been blessed with good health. She enjoys a variety of outdoor sports, including shooting sporting clays, golf, and trekking. Each year she plans one or two adventures that challenge her strength, endurance, and conditioning, knowing that will drive her to focus year-round on her health and fitness.

If you’re ready to commit to a healthier lifestyle, contact Fitness Together today.

Fitness Together
865.273.0380
www.KnoxStrong.com

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