Archive for Jun 2011

06.20.11

Eating healthy on vacation!

Everyone loves vacations, whether it’s camping, a cruise, or staying in a hotel, we all need that time to relax and enjoy ourselves. However, what I don’t like about vacations is coming back with my jeans fitting tighter! It can be really hard to eat right when you are away from home and going to restaurants for so many meals, but I’ve gathered some tips so that we can all have waistline friendly vacations this year!

1. Don’t go out to eat for every meal. This can be difficult when staying in a hotel, but at least bring your own food for breakfast and snacks. Cram some fruit, veggies, and yogurt in the mini fridge and bring some nuts to snack on if you get hungry. (more…)

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06.18.11

What do you wear to work out in?

I’ve decided that good workout attire is totally underrated. It’s time to toss the baggy t-shirts and sweatpants and get clothing that looks cute and is functional! Here are my top 4 reasons for investing in real workout gear:

1. Good workout clothing is moisture wicking and will pull the sweat off of your body instead of trapping it on your skin and clogging every pore.

2. Have you ever seen those people that look like they peed their pants because they wore grey cotton pants? Good clothes don’t do this. (more…)

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06.06.11

Sun Safety Week!

Today is the first day of national sun safety week, so I thought I’d give you guys some good info for skin care and sun exposure. No one wants skin cancer or sunspots, so wearing a good sun block when out in the sun is a must! Here are a few tips to protect your skin:

  • Apply sunscreen liberally 15-30 minutes before going out in the sun
  • Both UVA and UVB rays are harmful, which means tanning beds are just as bad as going outside!
  • UVA rays can go through windows and reach your skin, so pay attention to how much sun you are getting while driving.
  • You’re lips need sun protection, too, so don’t neglect them.
  • Reapply often, putting on sunscreen once a day is not enough!
  • Sunscreen expires after 3 years.
  • Use at least SPF 30, but remember that this still is not a 100% fix. (more…)

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06.04.11

Beat the heat this summer!

It’s starting to get hot, and we all know the key to getting through an Arizona summer is to get away for a few days. Luckily, there are plenty of places locally to “get away” and beat the heat. Also, most of the resorts here in Phoenix have really great summer specials that include resort credits, spa packages, and activities for kids if you want to bring the whole family. Click here for an article with details on Phoenix resort specials. (more…)

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06.04.11

Have you heard…Hormone Pellets!


In a never-ending endeavor to provide our patients with the best possible choices for their healthcare needs, we are very proud to announce another option in natural hormone replacement therapy. Patients at Iluminar® now have the ability to improve their health and well being with natural bioidentical subcutaneous hormone pellets.

Bio-identical hormone replacement (bHRT) is a treatment option that Iluminar® has provided for years but we have added the latest in bio-identical Hormone Replacement Therapy.

About the size of a grain of rice, these small pellets are easily and painlessly placed under the skin in a simple in-office procedure. Within as little as 24 hours, patients can expect to begin having relief from symptoms related to hormone imbalance and deficiency. The natural hormone releases gradually into the bloodstream, providing a continuous flow of hormone that cannot be replicated by other forms of delivery such as creams, pills, and patches.

Having been utilized medically since the 1930’s, this therapy is effective for women suffering from perimenopause and menopause. And men, suffering from andropause, the male equivalent of menopause, also greatly benefit.

We are very proud to now offer this revolutionary form of therapy for our patients. We look forward to hearing from you and helping to determine if this therapy is a fit for you.


Be Well,

Dr. Cristina Bosch


Contact Iluminar® for more information and make your appointment with Dr. Bosch to see if you are a candidate for this amazingly effective treatment option.

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