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Dadpreneurs

Move Over Moms, Dadpreneurs Are Taking Over

For years, mompreneurs have made headlines for their hard work balancing the challenges of being both a mother and an entrepreneur. Now moms are facing a little competition — and it may even be from their own husbands. The competition? Dadpreneurs.

As fathers to young children, dadpreneurs also face the challenges of running their own businesses.

Dadpreneurs: Steve Lopez, Clean Air CabAs an expression for his love for cars, Steve Lopez began his career as a professional race car driver. However, after realizing that “(his) voice wasn’t being heard,” Lopez made the decision to take his passion to the next level.

With sustainability and automobiles as two passions in Lopez’s life, he also recognized the necessity for transportation in the Valley. With this knowledge, Lopez established Clean Air Cab.

Lopez looks at Clean Air Cab as a way to give back to the community.

“It’s not money, not a coupon, not advertising … it’s cleaning your city … and helping to grow the community alongside the company,” Lopez says.

However, Lopez’s main concern does not fall with his thriving business, but instead, with his three young children. Although he finds it tough to be a dadpreneur, Lopez makes an effort to be home each night for dinner.

“I would much rather be the father who reads my kids a book at night than be kissing their cheeks once the lights are off,” he says.

Dadpreneurs: Joseph ScarpLike Lopez, Joseph Scarp, founder of Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Phoenician Properties, shares similar views when it comes to being a dadpreneur.

In 2001, Scarp found himself in an office where competition overtook the healthy business atmosphere. Soon after, Scarp established Phoenician Properties, where sharing is key and the business was built upon referral.

The business quickly rose to success and partnered with Better Homes and Gardens, now giving the company the combination of names to “help it grow as a national brand,” Scarp says.

One of the upsides to balancing being a father with being an entrepreneur is having the business make a positive impact on his children.

Dadpreneurs: Dr. Jain, Rejuvena Health and AestheticsDr. Suneil Jain is a naturopathic physician and the owner of Rejuvena Health and Aesthetics. The practice focuses on offering services that uses natural products.

“If someone is coming in for an aesthetic procedure, we help them to go on a diet through holistic routes,” Jain says.

Not only does Jain practice healthy eating and lifestyles at his office, but he also implements them into his kids’ lives — as his “4-year-old knows the importance of eating healthy and drinking water,” Jain says.

Balancing fatherhood and running a successful business is difficult, but between the two, Scarp gives his children priority.

“There is nothing better than coming home at night and having two smiling faces … (kids) are the true meaning of unconditional love,” Scarp says. “(Also), there’s not a rulebook where it says when you have a parent-teacher conference or it’s snack day at preschool.”

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For more information about the dadpreneurs mentioned in the story:

Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Phoenician Properties
5111 N. Scottsdale Rd., Ste. 155
Scottsdale, AZ 85250
(480) 663-1400
www.phoenicianproperties.com

Clean Air Cab
1600 W. Main St.
Mesa, AZ 85201
(480) 390-9003
www.cleanaircab.com

Rejuvena Health and Aesthetics
9977 N. 95th St., Ste. 101
Scottsdale, AZ 85258
(480) 540-9068
www.werejuvenate.com

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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.