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Carl Horne's In2One Offers A Holistic Approach To Fitness

Former NBA training coach, Carl Horne, has taken a refreshing approach to fitness through In2One, his Holistic Wellness Center in Scottsdale, Ariz. After years of dance and martial arts training, working as a rehabilitation coach for professional athletes and a background in nutrition, Horne has taken his knack for healthy living to the public. The wellness center, Horne says, “developed on its own.”

Horne moved to the Phoenix area to travel with the Arizona Suns for the 1995 through 1997 basketball seasons. One half-time show in 1997 featured his rehabilitation work with Danny Manning, one of the players who had undergone several knee surgeries. People were interested and began writing letters to the Suns asking about Horne’s services and if he was available. He not only began working with injured basketball players outside of the NBA, but also their parents, who expressed interest as well. By 2000, his business had been born; now it just needed a name.

During a focus breathing session with Horne’s brother-in-law, they delved deep into the mental and emotional component of training. Horne recalled his brother-in-law saying, “You have to go into one. You have to go into yourself before you can really embark on a physical program. In order to change your body, you have to first change your mind.” And thus, In2One was conceived.

In2OneIn2One is more than just a gym. Horne admits he was heavily influenced by Bruce Lee’s philosophy of how eating and thinking directly affects how we feel.

“I’ve always been an all-natural type of person,” he says. His center not only focuses on exercises, but also how one feels, his or her stress levels, hydration levels, as well as the quality of rest — completing the circle of fitness, he says.

“If you work out like a horse and eat like a pig, you’re going to look like a cow,” Horne adds. “What is inside radiates to the outside.”

The holistic center offers programs tailored to one’s lifestyle, age and fitness goals. Gradually developed over the course of his career, classes include Taedaga, which combines Tae Kwon Do, dance and yoga.

“No one wants to feel bad,” Horne says. “We all want to feel good about ourselves. I believe that holistic fitness is a blueprint for a lifestyle change.”

Horne adds that he is not only optimistic that his approach to fitness and the opening of his business will penetrate the industry with more people joining the holistic movement, but he is also hopeful that In2One will have locations throughout the Valley and countrywide.

Defining the term holistic to his clients as something that “completes a whole approach,” Horne says that In2One is a step in the right direction.

“In order to change your body, you have to first change your mind,” Horne says.

For more information about In2One Holistic Wellness Center, visit in2onewellness.com.

In2One Holistic Wellness Center
14423 N. 73rd St., Scottsdale
(480) 241-7914

Naturopathic Medicine - Scottsdale Living July-August 2011

More People Turn To Naturopathic Medicine, Homeopathy To Relieve Ailments

More people are turning to naturopathic medicine and homeopathy to relieve ailments

Some may be skeptical that plant- and mineral-based remedies can relieve the symptoms of headaches, ADHD and everything in between.

But for a 9-year-old girl who developed insomnia and permanent blinking ticks due to taking Ritalin for just one week, homeopathic treatment helped dramatically when conventional medicine and treatment had failed.

Her ADHD symptoms were reduced by 75 percent, and her ticks are almost gone after just two months of treatment via homeopathic remedies.

Homeopathy takes a holistic, non-toxic, natural approach to increasing health and wellness, whether you’re looking to cure the flu, relieve a headache or cure an ear infection.

The remedies’ main ingredients are comprised of plants and minerals, and they’re FDA approved — homeopathic medicine being the only system of natural medicine regulated by the FDA.

The remedies are so safe women can treat severe nausea during their pregnancies without having to worry because of the natural ingredients.

Women can also treat PMS, menopause and other menstrual irregularities.

Homeopathy takes a “like-cures-, like” approach. This means that what a medicine can cause in a healthy person, it can cure in someone who’s sick.

Jamie Oskins, a naturopathic physician at the Arizona Natural Health Center, explains it further by using red onions as an example.

“We’ve all cut an onion and got the burning eyes or the burning nasal discharge,” Oskins says. “If somebody has symptoms that match the red onion, there’s a homeopathic remedy to treat things like hay fever or the common cold with the same symptoms.”

This natural form of medicine helps stimulate the body so it can heal.

“Sometimes your body gets off track, and homeopathy stimulates your body to get back on course,” Oskins says. Homeopathic treatment also is individualized to each patient’s symptoms, with a level of detail somewhat irrelevant to a conventional doctor, Oskins says.

Homeopathy is a type of treatment, under naturopathic medicine, that concentrates on healing and treating a patient’s entire being.

“Naturopathic physicians really treat the root cause of the problem and not just the symptoms,” says Marianne Marchese, naturopathic physician and adjunct clinical faculty at the Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine in Tempe. “Instead of just giving them a drug or herb for the headache, I actually figure out why they are having headaches.”

While homeopathy is the most common alternative medicine used in the world, according to Oskins, interest and awareness in naturopathic medicine and homeopathic treatment has increased. In fact, it has trended over the past four years in the Valley and business has doubled, according to Marchese.

“People are definitely looking for alternative and conventional medicine instead of just drugs,” Marchese says. “For example, people are really looking to increase their knowledge to improve their health on their own, or they look for natural medicines instead of medication to treat or prevent their own conditions.”

For more information about homeopathy, visit www.aznaturalhealth.com or call (480) 456-0402. If you’d like more information about naturopathic medicine, call the Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine at (480) 970-0000.


Brainwave Optimization - Scottsdale Living July/August 2011

Brainwave Optimization Balances And Harmonizes Brainwaves

Brainwave Optimization balances and harmonizes brainwaves, clears the mind and diminishes health problems

Some say music is relatable; it’s therapeutic and alters moods. But did you know music has the ability to balance brainwaves and diminish the after effects of trauma to the brain?

In 2000, Lee Gerdes, founder and CEO of Brain State Technologies in Scottsdale, needed relief and to gain his life back.

He found his cure after nine years of enduring post-traumatic stress disorder following a
violent assault.

After years of unsuccessful treatment, he put his knowledge of physics, math, psychology and science to use. He began looking closely at the brain and how it works, realizing that the problem was rooted there. Studying his brain patterns using rudimentary software and ECG hardware, he came to a conclusion.

He reported distinct brain patterns during feelings of positivity and negativity. When he was feeling good, his brain patterns were close together, and when he was feeling bad, they were far apart.

Gerdes then studied the range of frequencies and turned them into musical notes, which he then played back to himself. The brain hears and resonates with the healthy patterns, balancing and harmonizing the brainwaves.

This is called Brainwave Optimization with Real-Time Balancing. It’s a non-intensive, holistic method in which the client sits back, relaxes and sensors are placed on strategic spots on the head. The technologist then plays back the transformed music notes, collects the information and helps interpret the data afterward. The science behind the music notes can be explained by comparing the brainwaves and notes to tuning chords.

“Say you have two tuning chords, and you strike one, and the other one picks up on it, and you stop the first one,” Gerdes says. “You take your hand off the first one, and the first one picks up from there; the second one resonates back to it … a loop. That’s what I did with my brain.”

Gerdes’ symptoms dramatically diminished. Now, a decade later, Gerdes’ Brainwave Optimization has helped more than 30,000 people, both nationally and worldwide, to manage various conditions, including addiction, anxiety, lack of concentration, stress, weight management and insomnia (the most common reason why most try Brainwave Optimization). General stress, anxiety and depression are close behind.

Brainwave Optimization isn’t a treatment or cure, but a means to become more clear minded, which in turn helps diminish problems, according to Gerdes.

“(Brainwave Optimization) isn’t meant to attack the disease,” Gerdes says. “It’s meant to inspire the body to take control of it. And what we’re doing is inspiring the brain in that state to take control of things as well, but to do so from the position of being helped and not being stuck in either a freeze or flight response to trauma.”

Business executives and professional athletes also are taking advantage of Brainwave Optimization. About five percent of the 30,000-plus Brain State Technologies’ clients are business executives. They use the procedure to balance their brainwaves to gain that extra edge. As for athletes, Brainwave Optimization helps improve concentration, focus, clarity of thought and dexterity.

One client in particular, Alexandria Houser, tried Brainwave Optimization for her ADD. She didn’t like the idea of taking anti-depressants and consuming pills. After her experience with Brainwave Optimization, she is now off the medications in just 15 sessions.

“After a recent session, I described the feeling I had as a window in my mind opened up and let fresh air in,” Houser says. “I feel calmer, less tense, less aggressive about my own opinions and more open to my friends and family. (I’m also) craving unhealthy foods less and less, which isn’t always easy at nearly eight months pregnant.”

Gerdes says in the future he hopes Brain State Technologies will have the ability to identify problems that patients may not be aware of.

“I would say in time that ability will grow as we have a lot more clients, because then we’ll have strong enough data patterns to identify the potentiality of problems or pathologies as well as intentionally diagnosing those problems,” Gerdes says.

However, Gerdes and Brain State Technologies maintain that the sole mission is simply to help people and guide the brain back to a natural, healthy state.

Brain State Technologies has more than 130 centers across the nation and 16 in other countries, with the headquarters in Scottsdale.

For more information about Brainwave Optimization, visit www.brainstatetech.com or call (480) 588-6840.

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Brain State Technologies

15150 N. Hayden Road, Suite 106
Scottsdale, AZ 85260
(480) 588-6840