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When Dieting and Exercise Simply Aren’t Enough

Discover a New Dimension in Body Sculpting

You watch what you eat, you exercise regularly, but that’s simply not enough. You may have even achieved your ideal weight, but those problem areas that you’ve “targeted” remain unchanged. Sound familiar? Stubborn areas, particularly around the abdomen and flanks, can be annoyingly resistant to diet and exercise.

Here’s where the revolutionary Personalized Body Sculpting system from truSculpt® 3D can help.

“For a no downtime procedure, I achieved results that I was not able to get from diet and exercise.” – SG

Developed by Cutera, the global pioneer in performance and innovation within the cosmetic and aesthetic laser device field, this non-invasive truSculpt® 3D procedure can help you sculpt your body by quickly and easily targeting both large and small problem areas. Using innovative monopolar radiofrequency technology, truSculpt® 3D selectively targets and eliminates fat tissue using therapeutic heat. Patients achieve an average of 24% fat reduction in as little as one treatment. truSculpting also tightens and improves skin tone.

“I am so happy that I decided to do truSculpt® 3D. I have two kids and workout but have stubborn love handles. This is one area that I have the most trouble with. It was a painless treatment, and it didn’t take long at all – one hour. They treated my upper and lower flank areas. I was thrilled when I went back three months later and took my after photos. Now I don’t have that ‘muffin top’ over my pants.” – MR

FDA cleared, safe, and non-invasive, truSculpt® 3D body sculpting technology can produce visible results in as little as six to 12 weeks, with maximum benefits at 12 weeks. Some clients report seeing results in as little as four to six weeks. It is also possible to treat multiple areas in a single session, including the neck, upper arms, abdomen and flanks, back, and thighs. There is no restriction on activity following the procedure.

“After delivering two children by C-section, I had fat and loose skin on my abdomen and was looking for a treatment that could address my concerns without the downtime. The truSculpt® 3D treatment was quick and easy to tolerate. Now, at 12 weeks out, I see a noticeable difference in my abdomen – my pants fit better and my skin even looks better. truSculpt® 3D is a great treatment for busy people who are looking for improvement without the downtime and headaches of surgery.” -LB

truSculpt® 3D treatments are provided by Dr. Kevin Buchanan, MD, and his compassionate and caring team of healthcare professionals at their Farragut Family Practice medical facility. To learn more about the truSculpt® 3D treatments, call Ashley Burchfield at 865-675-1953, ext. 224 for more information or to schedule a free consultation or visit www.cutera.com/trusculpt3D.

Farragut Family Practice
11130 Kingston Pike, Suite 7
Knoxville, TN 37934
865.675.1953
www.farragutfamilypractice.com

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Heritage Family Dentistry

Invisalign: Clearly Your Best Solution for a Great Smile

It’s only natural to compare your smile to the smiles of others who exhibit beautiful, straight, white teeth. Perhaps it’s time you discovered just how easy it can be to achieve your very own whiter, brighter smile. After all, how many of those people whose smiles you envy were actually born with that perfect smile? Probably not many.

Let’s consider teeth straightening first. Did you know that there is a procedure – in fact, the most advanced teeth straightening system available anywhere – that has already helped more than six million people achieve straighter, more natural looking smiles? Called Invisalign, these transparent aligners incrementally adjust your teeth without the use of wire braces.

Invisalign is the world’s most advanced clear aligner. By combining 20 years of research and data from six million smiles, you can trust Invisalign to deliver the smile that you deserve. And while there are other clear aligners on the market, you are encouraged to examine these alternatives very closely.

According to the Better Business Bureau, there have been more than 1,800 consumer complaints across the country filed against one such Invisalign competitor promising significant savings with their DIY, in-home alignment system. These same complaints allege that patients have had to spend from $800 to $5,500 to correct the misalignment resulting from the use of these DIY aligners.

Invisalign is a modern, fully digitized experience designed to help you achieve the smile you want, the way you want it. Unlike other competitive clear aligners, Invisalign aligners use a proprietary SmartTrack® material that offers treatment times that are up to 50% faster, with greater predictability and control than competitive aligners.

Also, what you will appreciate most about the Invisalign system is that it is administered and supervised by your family dentist and not some third party dentist or orthodontist who will recommend a treatment without ever having examined you personally. After all, who knows you better than your family dentist?

To learn how Invisalign can help you achieve the smile you’ve always wanted, call Heritage Family Dentistry at 865-816-9211 today to schedule your no-cost, no-obligation evaluation.

Heritage Family Dentistry
11121 Kingston Pike, Suite C
Farragut, TN 37934
865.816.9211
www.hfdsmiles.com

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Aqua Clear

Here’s a Healthy New Year’s Resolution That is Easy to Keep

By Krista Brewster, Co-owner of Aqua Clear Water Systems

While many of us are reflecting on our fondest memories from this holiday season, others of us are busy contemplating our resolutions for the New Year. It probably comes as no surprise to the majority of us that nearly two-thirds of all resolutions we will make this year include health and fitness goals. It may also come as no surprise to you that only a very small percentage of well-intentioned people will actually keep their resolutions.

There are no limits to the excuses we offer as to why we were unsuccessful in keeping our resolutions. But at Aqua Clear Water Systems, we can offer you a fool-proof resolution for 2020 that you’ll be guaranteed to keep.

If you’re like the majority, your 2020 resolutions will include eating healthier and exercising. Eating healthier should include evaluating everything we eat and ingest, and that includes drinking water. I can already hear many of you saying that your home’s drinking water meets the minimum standards set by a government agency. Really? Minimum standards?

At Aqua Clear Water Systems, we have earned a reputation for almost two decades of delivering the cleanest and healthiest water to families just like yours all across East Tennessee. It’s really a no brainer. Think about it. You’re selecting healthier foods for your family, including organically grown vegetables and fruits, organically raised poultry, beef, and pork, and yet your family is drinking water, the most important resource for sustaining life, that only has to meet minimum government standards. And if you’re cooking and bathing in this same water, you’re ingesting it into your body orally or by absorption through your skin.

Why not let our family help your family make and keep one of the most important New Year’s resolutions that you will likely make in your lifetime? It all starts with a simple phone call to set up a free, no-obligation, in-home consultation. If your family could benefit from our extensive selection of water treatment solutions, our experienced project supervisors will recommend the system that is best for your family. At Aqua Clear Water Systems, you have our personal assurance that you will receive a level of service that will exceed your expectations – and a level of service that you might have thought no longer existed in today’s generic retail marketplace.

All of our quality water treatment systems are manufactured to the highest standards by worldwide, industry leader Kinetico, with the world’s most efficient water softener. Each of our systems is backed up by one of the best warranties available, and each system requires no energy and is designed to last far longer than the competition.

As a wife, mother, and grandmother, I know how important your family’s health is to you. That’s why, along with my husband, David, and my son, Jonathan, we and our team of more than 40 pure water experts teamed up with Kinetico to launch Aqua Clear Water Systems nearly two decades ago. We have literally delivered nothing but the cleanest, purest water available anywhere to many thousands of families just like yours all across East Tennessee.

If you’re prepared to make an easy New Year’s resolution in 2020 that will enhance the health of every member of your family, call me today to setup your no-cost, no-pressure consultation. Our experts will help you discover affordable water treatment options that will deliver on your healthy New Year’s resolution for 2020.

Let us change your water; it will change your life.

Aqua Clear Water Systems
1767 Kevin Lane
Lenoir City, TN 37772
865-225-6555
www.aquaclearws.com

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Heritage Family Dentistry

Discover a Perfect Smile in 2020

If you find yourself comparing your smile to others whose smiles exhibit beautiful, straight, white teeth, then perhaps it’s time you discovered just how easy it can be to achieve a whiter, brighter, straighter smile. After all, how many of those people whose smiles you envy were actually born with that perfect smile? Probably not many as you think.

Let’s consider teeth straightening first. Did you know that there is a procedure – in fact, the most advanced teeth straightening system available anywhere – that has already helped more than six million people achieve straighter, more natural looking smiles? Called Invisalign, these transparent aligners incrementally adjust your teeth without the use of wire braces.

Invisalign is the world’s most advanced clear aligner. By combining 20 years of research and data from six million smiles, you can trust Invisalign to deliver the smile that you deserve.

Invisalign is a modern, fully digitized experience designed to help you achieve the smile you want, the way you want it. Unlike other competitive clear aligners, Invisalign aligners use a proprietary SmartTrack® material that offers treatment times that are up to 50% faster. Patients report that Invisalign aligners fit and feel better. Also, innovations in the Invisalign procedure move more smiles with greater predictability and control than competitive aligners.

Perhaps what you will appreciate most about the Invisalign system is that it is administered and supervised by your family dentist and not some third party dentist or orthodontist who will recommend your treatment without ever having met you. After all, who knows you better than your family dentist?

To learn how Invisalign can help you achieve the smile you’ve always wanted, call Heritage Family Dentistry at 865-816-9211 today to schedule your no-cost, no-obligation evaluation.

Heritage Family Dentistry
11121 Kingston Pike, Suite C
Farragut, TN 37934
865.816.9211
www.hfdsmiles.com

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believeRX

For Your Health’s Sake, Select a Single Family Pharmacy in 2020

By Ellen Phillips, PharmD

Older adults represent approximately 12% of our entire population yet consume more than one-third of all prescription medications, visiting their community pharmacy twice monthly on average. It is further estimated that nearly a third of these seniors use multiple pharmacies.

There may be a variety of reasons that many older Americans are using more than one pharmacy. Oftentimes their physician, when filling a prescription, may direct a patient to a particular pharmacy. Perhaps it’s a matter of convenience or a new patient incentive, but using multiple pharmacies is fraught with potential danger to not only seniors, but to others as well.

Most people who fill prescriptions may be unaware that there is no nationwide database that informs your pharmacists of every medication that you are taking, which could result in a potentially dangerous interaction. Even your physician may be unaware of the medications that your other healthcare providers may have previously prescribed for you. If your doctor is unaware of all the medications you take, the effects of your new medication may be altered by a medication that you are already taking but that your prescribing physician may be unaware of.

When you have more than one prescription to be filled, getting them all at one pharmacy is not only more convenient, but it is far safer too, lowering the risk of negative drug interactions. A single pharmacy, on the other hand, can result in better and more regular communication between yourself and your pharmacist, which can improve medication adherence, the understanding of the benefits and possible side effects of the prescription drugs prescribed, and minimize the confusion related to medication management.

The use of a single pharmacy provides you with the opportunity to engage with a trusted pharmacist. It will allow you to experience the highest level of personalized care available.

At believeRX, we monitor the potentially harmful drug interactions and can suggest safer alternatives. And by being aware of your personal health issues, we can evaluate whether your current medications are in fact working effectively. The use of a single pharmacy may also help you feel more comfortable when asking questions about your medications and health issues, including allergies, which can prevent possible complications. A single pharmacy can also save you both time and money by searching for less expensive, yet safe and effective options.

At believeRX, we maintain your complete medication record, including over-the-counter medications, providing you a single, complete source for all your medications, reducing the potential for a dosage error. We also send you friendly reminders when you’re due for a refill.

believeRX is completely committed to improving the overall health of every member of your family and is equally committed to serving our senior community. And while generic drugs may help you to save money, there shouldn’t be anything generic about your selection of a pharmacy. Choose your pharmacy professionals as carefully as you select your other healthcare professionals. Select one that you can trust and then make them an important part of your total healthcare team.

Discover the difference that believeRX can make in every member of your family and a new level of compassionate caring that you may have thought no longer existed in today’s often generic medical marketplace.

believeRX… “Raising the Bar in Pharmacy”

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

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Fitness Together

Taking Care of Our Bodies

“All It Takes Is Commitment”

“I have always been a vital, energetic person who has spent quite a bit of time in the gym throughout the years,” said Vickie Lane. “Yet as I grew older, I realized I had different needs in a workout and no idea how to address them. The gyms I had belonged to didn’t either. I gave in to my frustration and completely stopped taking care of my body. The result was lethargy, weight gain, loss of confidence, and low self worth.”

For years, Vickie had passed by the Northshore Fitness Together center and in desperation, gave them a call.

“I joined Fitness Together because I believed they could guide me in returning to the healthy, happy person I used to be,” she said. “And truthfully, I needed to be held accountable.”

Vickie was paired with her personal trainer, Elise.

“She was a blessing!” said Vickie. “She questioned me about my goals and consistently created custom programs to help me reach them. She challenged me, encouraged me, and celebrated with me as I attained one goal after another. And she made it fun! Honestly, I felt the entire Fitness Together team was behind me as they counseled me about nutrition, how the body works, and why I was doing specific exercises. For me, it’s important to know the ‘why’ behind the ‘what’.”

Vickie far exceeded her goals.

“I feel energetic, I’ve lost weight, gained confidence, and feel SO much better about myself!” she said. “And I recently competed in the Tennessee District Senior Olympic Games and won in my event!”

Vickie is constantly recommending Fitness Together to others because they deliver on their promise.

“All it takes is commitment,” said Vickie. “It’s imperative we take care of our bodies, especially as we get older. Fitness Together is a clean facility, always welcoming and never intimidating. If you find yourself where I was, please give yourself the gift of experiencing the free first visit.”

Fitness Together
865.273.0380
www.knoxft.com

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The Wellness Room

You Deserve to Look and Feel Your Very Best

By Stephanie Snowden

The recent advancements in non-invasive cosmetic procedures and hormone replacement therapy are truly amazing. They offer each of us the opportunity to maintain not only a more youthful and vibrant appearance, but also help to enhance our own well-being and self-confidence.

For more than 10 years, I have been a Board Certified Nurse Practitioner with certifications in hormone replacement therapy and a variety of cosmetic procedures. In addition to having worked as a critical care nurse, I have been privileged to work alongside some of the most prestigious plastic surgeons in Beverly Hills and Dr. Prudence Hall, renowned hormone replacement expert.

Although I’m a Tennessee girl, my career, and the promise of warmer winters, took me to Southern California. Aside from the weather, Southern California offered another huge advantage to anyone wishing to pursue a career in non-invasive cosmetic procedures and hormone replacement therapy. Most of the newest advancements in cosmetic procedures and HRT treatments are first introduced in communities like Beverly Hills years before becoming available elsewhere. In fact, I performed a variety of cosmetic procedures for several years that are just now being introduced here locally.

A Tennessean at heart, I returned home with the goal of sharing the vast experience I accumulated in my work in Beverly Hills. My goal in launching The Wellness Room was to help our clients look and feel their absolute best by offering this expertise and select services that I have successfully performed during the last 10 years. Clients deserve the peace of mind that comes from trusting an experienced provider.

Services we offer include:

» Botox Injections
» Dermal Filler Injections
» PDO Threading
» Micro-needling
» PRP Hair Restoration
» 24K Gold Botox Facial
» Chemical Peels
» Dermaplaning
» Hormone Replacement Therapy

One procedure that we are especially excited about is PDO Threading. Just recently introduced in the Knoxville area, I have successfully performed this procedure for several years now. PDO Threading is a non-surgical face, neck, and body lift. This revolutionary treatment for skin tightening and lifting helps to restore that much desired V-shape to your face. Threads similar to surgical stitches are inserted beneath the skin to lift and hold the skin against the effect of gravity. The threads are absorbed in four to six months time, leaving nothing behind but the desired skin structure.

If one of your resolutions for the New Year is to look and feel your personal best and to enhance your self-esteem and self-confidence, then I invite you to contact The Wellness Room and discover the difference we can make in your life.

The Wellness Room
151 Sherway Road, Suite 1
Knoxville, TN 37922
865.274.0199
www.thewellnessroomknox.com

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believeRX

A Prescription for Transparency

By Ellen Phillips, PharmMD & Founder of believeRX

So many times in my career I have had patients asking me why their copay was what it was. I wanted to share a few things that I know about behind-the-scenes of retail pharmacy, as well as what you can do about it when you are charged an unexpected price.

First, I recommend that a patient shop around until they find a pharmacist they can trust and stay there due to the dangers of duplicate therapies and drug interactions. If something costs a little more than you expected, talk with your pharmacist and make an appointment to sit down and talk about your situation. If you have government funded insurance, you are not eligible for most advertised drug discount cards that allow patients to pay a certain amount for their prescription if they use the drug card put out by the manufacturer.

Most discount cards put out by manufacturers always have a limit on what they will pay. A card may advertise that the copay will be a certain amount, but it depends on the commercial insurance plan’s copay. In other words, if a patient has not met their deductible, they may end up paying the difference between the maximum amount the discount card pays and what the insurance company pays. If a patient is a cash patient, they are sometimes not eligible for a drug discount card because eligibility criteria for the majority of manufacturer cards is that the patient must have commercial insurance.

As far as free discount cards that you can print off the Internet, sometimes the price listed under each pharmacy is not correct. Free discount card companies do not set pharmacy prices. The price you pay is based on how much the pharmacy paid for the drug, and it can vary from each distributor.

Most pharmacies do not match prices from wholesale businesses like Sam’s or Costco. Most of the time the price they advertise is part of being in a yearly subscription to their clubs.

As far as being an independent pharmacist, we actually look for the cheapest prices as long as we can receive quality medications. We are not big corporations, and we choose to be where we are so we can honor our patients the way they deserve.

Communication is key. You can call around and check prices all day long with the big chains, and you may even find a pharmacy that gives you the price that you are looking for. However, it is so important to sit down with the pharmacist you have and go over your medications and out-of-pocket cost. If not, you put yourself in possible danger by having your medications at more than one place. The software we have can only pick up what it knows. If you are a cash patient, it only picks up what we have filled.

We are your advocate! We can tell you if there is an equivalent that might save you money, and we can help point you in the right direction. We might even discover a medication that you do not even need anymore. We can find discount cards for you and can connect you with help if necessary. We are in this for you, and it is my pleasure to save you money and help you remain or get healthy. That is what I am here for. Call or come by for a consultation.

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

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believeRX

CBD Choice

By Ellen Phillips, Owner of believeRX

CBD (cannabidiol oil) is one of many cannabinoids found in cannabis. Cannabis is the genus name for both marijuana and hemp. Today’s CBD comes from the hemp plant, which is rich in CBD while having negligible THC.

CBD Types

» Full Spectrum (Whole Plant) – Contains all hemp cannabinoids, as well as terpenes (essential oil with healing properties) plus trace amounts of THC. CBD and terpenes produce the entourage effect, which results in a variety of health and wellness benefits. Third party labs include a terpene profile, which shows the levels of each terpene in the product. Do not use full spectrum if drug testing is a concern.

» Broad Spectrum – Cannabinoids plus terpenes but no THC. These products have been processed to the isolate form, then have additional cannabinoids and terpenes added in.

When CBD has a strength, it’s the amount in the entire bottle. For example, 100mg has 100mg CBD per container, not per piece.

» Isolate – Pure CBD that has been isolated from the rest of the hemp plant up to 99.8%. The crystalline isolate CBD powder is usually in a carrier oil like MCT oil.

Oil Types

» Regular – Traditional oil good as an oral drop or mixed with food.

» MCT Oil – Extracted from coconut oil and mixed with honey. Good when cooked, as an oral drop, or mixed with food.

» CBD Honey Tincture – Mixed with honey and good when cooked, mixed with food, and as an oral drop.

» Hemp Seed Oil – Hemp seed is a natural source of protein that contains polyunsaturated and omega fatty acids, vitamin E, and antioxidants.

» Olive Oil – Can be added to salads or foods.

The source of CBD is extremely important. Know where the product comes from. CBD from China is low potency and sometimes contaminated. Pick products grown in the United States

Extraction Method

The best extraction method is CO2 Extraction, which preserves all of the naturally occurring benefits found in the hemp plant. There are some cheap CBD companies that extract CBD with toxic solvents like propane, hexane, or butane, which is extremely hazardous.

CBD should never make someone high. Even though hemp contains small amounts of THC (the chemical in marijuana that makes someone feel high), hemp and marijuana are two different plants altogether.

How can people make sure they are buying the best CBD oil?

1. Read the label and make sure you know what is in the bottle.

2. Find a company that provides independent lab testing on their products and that makes it readily available to their customers.

3. Some companies have a customer experience team available to answer questions.

4. Third party lab testing-the lab checks for potency and for residual solvents and heavy metals. You can call the lab to verify if the report is real.

5. Do they have a current website? More important, does the brand have a website? Look for an address, email, and phone number. Search the address online to make sure it matches the company’s location.

6. Public feedback – A company’s reputation is very important. Don’t just believe ratings on their website; check other sites for negative information. Seek out news articles of police raids where the product might be mentioned.

7. Sourcing – Who is producing the hemp? Hemp from China tends to be low quality and high in heavy metals

8. Transparency – If a brand has their own farm, are they willing to discuss harvesting and processing practices? Would they be willing to let you visit the corporate office? You don’t have to go that far, but transparency and being willing to communicate with customers is very important.

9. Synthetics – If you see a report that a product has even a hint of synthetic cannabinoids, steer clear. If a product gets someone high, there is a big chance that it contains synthetics.

believeRX

9627 Countryside Center Lane
Knoxville, TN 37931
865-214-6672
www.mybelieveRX.com

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Heritage Family Dentistry

Say Hello to Your New Smile

“I believe that I may have a rare concept regarding the dental profession,” said Billymac, a small business owner that provides services to area telecommunication and data entry businesses. “As a child, I was raised to perform those personal dental hygiene steps every day. However, being the last of nine children, the personal attention to some of those tasks was not watched as close as maybe they should have been. As a result of this neglect, my teeth suffered.

“My personal attention to my teeth came much later in life when I sought those that could help me have and keep a better appearance and longer lasting, healthy smile,” continued Billymac. “I would cover my natural smile, because I realized it was from neglect. Also, the expense to improve my smile was always a major factor. After years of visiting a variety of dental providers, I finally found the level of dental care I always sought at Heritage Family Dentistry when my dentist retired. Heritage Family Dentistry was committed to helping me achieve the new smile I desired.

“At an age of 61, I really enjoy the compliments from others that my new smile brings,” said Billymac. “One of the best things that has happened to me is my renewed self-confidence and the new doors of opportunity that have opened up to me thanks to Heritage Family Dentistry. I love their professionalism as well.

“I would highly recommend Heritage Family Dentistry to everyone, particularly if you enjoy smiling and laughing, which is contagious and begins the moment you enter their office and you meet Ms. Brandy.”

Heritage Family Dentistry offers a full line of advanced dental services and procedures including:

» Family Friendly Care

» Implant Dentistry

» Crowns & Bridges

» Cosmetic Dentistry

» Sedation Dentistry

» Prevention & Gum Treatment

» Digital Radiography

» Mercury Free Restorations

» Invisalign Orthodontics

Invisalign offers you that perfect smile that you’ve always dreamed of. Using the latest advancements in orthodontic technology, these virtually “invisible” aligners will help you create that beautiful smile that will enhance both your appearance and self-esteem.

To learn more about Heritage Family Dentistry, call 865-816-9211 or visit them online at www.hfdsmiles.com. Your new smile awaits you.

Heritage Family Dentistry

11121 Kingston Pike, Suite C
Knoxville, TN 37934
865.816.9211
www.hfdsmiles.com

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