February is Heart Disease Awareness Month

Dr Christina

February is Heart Disease Awareness Month

February is Heart Disease Awareness Month. Heart disease is the silent killer in America one out of three women

will die from heart disease. These statistics frighten me I don’t want to see any of my friend be a statistics. Heart

disease is a disorder of the blood vessels of the heart muscle.

These blocked or diseased blood vessels lead to a heart attack, a brain (Stroke) attack and other health issues.

Heart Disease is a called the silent killer because there are no real signs or symptoms until a heart attack or stroke

happens and that could be the end. More than 5 million Americans are walking around with hypertension or high

blood pressure and have no idea of it. There are the signs of a in the symptoms of a heart attack:

 Chest discomfort and pressure right or left arm or shoulder

 Pain jaw pain

 Nausea vomiting indigestion

 Shorten of Breath

 An eerie feeling that something is wrong.

Of course call 9-1-1 right away with any of these symptoms. If the person has been prescribed nitro then they can

take it as prescribed. Also, Cayenne pepper either in power form or a tincture, I would recommend the Cayenne

pepper from either Family Acupuncture and Wellness Center or a Health Food Store, the Cayenne in a capsule or

power from the regular grocery store, is not strong enough to stop a Heart Attack. The person could take 2 baby

aspirin non- coated underneath the tongue or chew. Again, always call 9-1-1 in an emergency, we are extremely

lucky to have the best EMTS/Fire Fighter here in Osceola County!

With over 20 years of experience in the health care field, I have seen thousands of people young and old have heart

attacks and have no idea they were even at risk. But, there are other heart aches that cause pain and despair. Stress,

depression, and sadness can cause great deal of heart ache and are the basis of disease

According to Dr. L. Wilson, MD Foot Reflexology can help stop a Heart attack and also help deepen couples

connection may have. We are offering a Special Relax the Feet night on February 6, 2016 7pm until 830pm for

couples this will help:

 Reduces Stress

 Enhance Relationships

 Improve Circulation

 Full body relaxation

 Promotes Heart Health

No need to stress about child care we have extra Certified Health Professionals on site to watch the kids while you

relax with your partner and connect, love and heal the body!

“What’s the alternative”

Chinese med

“What’s the alternative”

Your introduction to alternatives to medications

Corydalis, or yan hu suo, as it is called in Chinese is to the Chinese what Tylenol is to Americans. This powerful painkiller is in

just about all medicine cabinets in China and is used for all types of pain, especially tension headaches and menstrual cramps.

Corydalis is especially beneficial for those who can’t take aspirin or other pain medications due to ulcers or stomach problems. 

Studies show that it works especially well when combined with acupuncture.

Corydalis is one of the strongest pain killing herbs in the world. It is so powerful that it’s been compared to morphine and

codeine. Because of this, it also can be used to reduce anxiety and stress and promote sound sleep.  Unlike morphine and

codeine, corydalis has few effects, a slower buildup of tolerance and is not addictive. Corydalis formulas are available from a

licensed acupuncturist. We do NOT recommend purchasing over-the-counter versions. If you want to try corydalis we

recommend letting us mix you a custom blend of clinical strength Chinese herbals that include corydalis.

Corydalis is known for its effectiveness and lack of harmful side effects, however anything this powerful should never be taken

without professional guidance. While corydalis is generally considered to be safe for healthy adults, we recommend that it be

used only for strong pain and not by people who just need occasional, minor pain relief.

The American Herbal Products Association has assigned corydalis a class 2B rating, meaning that it should not be taken by

pregnant or nursing women. Some individuals who take large doses of corydalis may experience vertigo, fatigue or nausea and

prolonged use of high doses could cause liver damage.

Over the past 5,000 years the Chinese have fine-tuned the art of herbal medicine. Many Chinese formulas combine corydalis

with other, highly-effective herbs to make potent, complex formulas. Lucky for you, we know how to make those formulas here

at East Lake Acupuncture! Stop or visit us online today.

Caution: The FDA has issued warnings regarding counterfeit or substandard products being sold online. We strongly

discourage online purchasing of any herb or supplement as there have been reports of unsuspecting individuals ingesting

harmful substances that were labeled as name-brand supplements.

USO Dance

Swing it!!!!
Swing it!!!!

Step back in time- Saturday February 13th 4 – 8 pm

Dancing, food and entertainment with a 1940’s USO Theme. Guests are encouraged to wear 1940’s style fashion or

military uniform.

Where: St Cloud Women’s Club

1014 Massachusetts Ave., St. Cloud

$8 per ticket or two for $15

Trivia games, door prizes, raffles and more – Live entertainment and music from the Big Band Era

Come turn back the clock with us to help support the academic advancement of area students and honor all who

have served us. All proceeds go to benefit the St. Cloud Women’s Club Scholarship Fund.

Please contact St. Cloud Heritage Museum at 407-957-7587 or Susan Reynolds at susanreynolds711@gmail.com

St.Cloud Life!!!

The St. Cloud Life Community and Business Extravaganza presented by St. Cloud Greater Osceola Chamber of Commerce and sponsored by Starling Chevrolet will fill the downtown streets of St. Cloud on Saturday, March 5, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.!
St. Cloud’s only trade show includes a variety of activities for the whole family: Home Depot Kids Workshop, Beerfest, Wing Wars, demonstrations by St. Cloud Police and Fire Departments, a Classic Car Show, Free Health Screenings, over 100 vendors to help you with our your needs and a basketball Sweet Sixteen Shootout to celebrate the March Madness theme this year. Booths are going fast, expected attendance at this event is 5000. Contact Madelyn at 407-892-3671 to participate, reservation forms are also available on our website: www.stcloudflchamber.com.

Puppy Bowl XII

Florida Little Dog Rescue puppies selected to star in Animal Planet’s Rusty, including two dogs

Florida Dog Rescue Takes Center Stage on Super Bowl Sunday

who have trumped adversity to play in the big game.

A Central Florida rescue organization is dominating the Super Bowl of the animal world.

Florida Little Dog Rescue, will have 12 players – including eight starters and six draftable fantasy

team players – in this year’s Puppy Bowl airing Sun. Feb. 7, at 3 p.m. on Animal Planet before the Super

This is the most pups from any participating Puppy Bowl XII rescue in the country.

This year’s program will also feature two special needs players from Florida – Rixton, who had a

broken leg when he came to FLDR, and Countess who has spina bifida. The two have trumped adversity

for a chance to tackle the turf.

In addition, the reigning Puppy Bowl MVP, and Florida Little Dog Rescue alumnus, Cara, will

also be inducted into the Puppy Bowl Hall of Fame during the broadcast. Cara, a Cavatzu, currently lives in

Celebration. Also featured on the broadcast will be Turbo, a local rescue tortoise, as well as Osceola

County based teen rescue advocate Caitlin Johnson, whose previous appearances supporting rescue have

included multiple appearance on Orlando based newscasts, “Puppy Bowl X”, “Puppy Bowl XII”, the

“TODAY Show” and “The View”.

All puppy players from Florida Little Dog Rescue were rescued from local county animal shelters,

or as part of neglect cases.

To celebrate this milestone, Florida Little Dog Rescue will be hosting a Puppy Bowl Tail-Gate on

Sun., Feb. 7, starting at 2 p.m. at the Veranda at Thornton Park, 111 N Summerlin Ave, Orlando, FL

32801, with kick-off of the big game at 3 p.m. on Animal Planet.

Many of the current players, as well as Cara and previous Florida Little Dog Rescue Puppy Bowl

players will be on hand, ready to give kisses and pawtographs.

The event is family friendly and will feature Puppy Bowl themed food and beverages. A donation

at the door is requested, with all proceeds benefitting the Carol’s Corner Fund at FLDR.

Contact: Laurie Johnson, 407-963-0307 – littledogrescue@gmail.com

Rustys Corner

Lost & Found Pets

Realizing your pet is lost is a very scary thing, but the more prepared you are for this scenario, the better

chance you have of being reunited with your furry loved one. Your dog or cat cannot tell the people who find him

where he lives or who his parents are. One of the most important things you can do is equip your pet with proper

identification. A tag on your dog’s collar with your name, address, and telephone number can help anyone who finds

your pet know exactly where he lives and who to contact. Make sure this information is always current and up to

date – there is nothing more frustrating for the people trying to help your dog or cat get home than reaching a

disconnected number. They know your baby has a family out there, but have no idea how to find you. If your dog or

cat does not wear a collar full time, or frequently slips out of their collar, a micro-chip is an excellent alternative!

Micro-chips can be implanted and registered to you for a very low cost at almost any veterinarian’s office. Also,

take advantage of county licenses. In Osceola County, any pet wearing a current Osceola County pet license gets a

free ride home if they are picked up by animal services!

If you realize your pet is missing, where do you start? Make sure to file a lost pet report at your county’s

animal services. Many people who find pets turn them in to the local shelter, or check there to see if anyone has

reported the pet missing. If you live bordering more than one county, it is safest to file reports in both counties since

you cannot be certain which county your pet may have been found and turned in. Putting up flyers in your

neighborhood and online through websites like Craigslist and Facebook can also help spread the word that you are

If you have found a pet, what should you do? Contact animal services to report that pet found. Even if you

are willing to hold onto the pet until the owners are located and do not need animal services to pick the animal up, it

is still important to file a found pet report as animal services is generally the first place owners may check when

looking for their lost pet. If you found a lost dog, try going for a walk to see if anyone is out looking for them or if

they seem to lead you to a specific house. Posting flyers in the neighborhood and online can also help locate owners

who might be missing their pet. Don’t forget to have all found animals scanned for a micro-chip if they are not

wearing identification! Any veterinarian or animal services will scan for a chip free of charge and help you locate

the owners of a found pet. If you are unable to hold onto the animal you have found, please turn it in to animal

services! Pets left to wander the streets can end up hit by a car, attacked by other animals, or lost for a much longer

period of time while owners look for their loved pet.

No one wants to be in the dreaded situation of realizing their pet is lost, but the more steps we take to be

prepared as pet owners – the better chances our pets have of making it back home safely.


Cloud Curious

” I got this picture of a Banana Tree with a bloom and very young bananas on it.  Some, like me, have never

seen a Banana Tree like this before, so I thought maybe others might like to see what they look like on the trees

before we pick them.  If you like Bananas, it makes you hungry to look at it.”

Nancy Yonis

Banana Tree
Banana Tree

Letter to the Editor

Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor,

I want to take the time to thank and commend the person or persons who are responsible for fixing and

repairing the homes on Indiana Avenue between 9th and 10th streets.

After many years it is a pleasure to drive down Indiana Avenue and see the colorful and new appearing

homes and lawns without trash!

Thank you so much for the changes,

Signed a proud St. Cloud Citizen.

Dear Proud St. Cloud Citizen,

Thank you for the letter it is always nice to receive kind words about our community. The project was

completed by Theobald Construction LLC, a local contractor and St. Cloud resident.

The property is owned by a private investor who decided to renew the area rather than tear down the

existing structures, and gave the contractor the go ahead on repairs.

I agree that they did a great job and that the changes make a big difference on Indiana Avenue.

Thank you for your positive thoughts,

Shelley Watson

Managing Editor,

St. Cloud in the News