Category Archives: Health

Optimist Club Speakers Will Include John McKinney

The Pacific Palisades Optimist Club will host two radically different speakers in February. On February 6, District Attorney candidate John McKinney will speak and answer questions. On February 20, the speaker will be Silvi Winthrop, a mindfulness instructor. Perspective members … Continue reading

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Mark Your Calendar for Think Pink

The Irene Dunne Guild will hold its 18th annual Think Pink for Women’s Wellness, a fundraiser for Saint John’s Health Center, at the Upper Bel Air Bay Club from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Wednesday, May 8, 2024. Think … Continue reading

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Teacher and Trainer Todd Tharen Is Back at the Y

YMCA trainer Todd Tharen is teaching two Monday classes again at the Y facility on Via de la Paz: kickboxing and boot camp. One of his students wrote “Did you hear that our beloved Coach Tharen Todd returned to the … Continue reading

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Mindful Mondays at the Library

  Certified meditation and mindfulness instructor Silvi Winthrop will offer sessions “Mindful Mondays” in the Palisades Library Community Room at 10:30 a.m. on Mondays, January 22 and January 29. Please RSVP to for this complimentary program Winthrop received her … Continue reading

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Diseases Can Be Traced to Sugar Consumption

Mitochondrial damage is a major contributor to ischemic heart disease and stroke; chronic obstructive pulmonary disease; Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias; trachea, bronchus, and lung cancers, and type 2 diabetes. What causes the damage to the mitochondria, which is responsible … Continue reading

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STOP Leaving Bags of Food by the Library

There appears to be a misguided person who is leaving bags of food by the Palisades Library. At the beginning of October, this editor picked up a Trader Joe’s paper bag left on the bench in front of the Palisades … Continue reading

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Me-Treat Offered to Select Women

A Me-Treat is being offered Alison Burmeister of Balanced Beauty and Kathy Katims of Saved by a Story, as a way to destress, to connect and to create on Sunday, October 15, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Temescal … Continue reading

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Pot Can Affect Developing Youth Brains: Not Safe for Expectant Moms

Although pot is now legal in California for recreational use, it does not mean it is safe for teen or for pregnant woman. Most women are aware that drinking alcohol during pregnancy can result in fetal alcohol syndrome, which causes … Continue reading

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Opportunity to Help “Beat” Cancer at Pink Party

During Covid, diagnoses for six major cancer types dropped by nearly 50 percent and about 43 percent of current patients missed routine appointments. In 2022, more than 600,000 Americans died of cancer. Statistics are grim, but the American Cancer Society’s … Continue reading

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Your Blood Is Desperately Needed!

Every two seconds someone in the United States needs blood. And it could be you or a member of your family. There are two opportunities to give blood in the next few weeks in Pacific Palisades. The requirements to give … Continue reading

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