Trinity Hearing and Balance is April business of the month
A loved one’s voice and the clock ticking….
It’s the kind of things you’re supposed to be hearing.
Dr. Kelly McConnell, audiologist, said clients served at Trinity Hearing and Balance live up to the office tagline:” Hear what you’ve been missing.”
Patients aged 1 to 100 receive hearing assessments, fittings for hearing aids, plus balance assessments and rehabilitation. Some rejoice at the simple act of being able to communicate on the phone again, instead of just texting, the doctor said.
The Greater Port Arthur Chamber of Commerce recognized the office as April Business of the Month the same week Dr. McConnell and her husband, Mark Hanlon, the office manager, were helping organize the Sertoma Club of Port Arthur’s annual golf tournament to support those with speech and hearing disabilities.
The couple becomes high profile in December for their appearances as Mr. and Mrs. Blue Santa, collecting funds and new toys for the Port Arthur Police Department to distribute at Christmas. McConnell said Port Arthur’s Mayor Deloris “Bobbie” Prince one day informed the “jolly” Hanlon that the police needed a Santa, and he would be a good one. They’ve been spreading good cheer ever since.
In addition to Blue Santa, the staff cheers up the office by coordinating their scrubs. Visit on Blue Mondays, Purple Fridays and red, pink and orange days.
“Our offices are very homey. We enjoy the staff so much,” McConnell said.
Dr. Rae Lynn Guerrero, audiologist; and Bonnie Borel, patient care coordinator, complete the colorful staff.
Doing good things for your body is a way to worship, says the author of a new “diet” book making the rounds. You don’t have to read far to get to the basic concept: Eat well and right and love God. It’s THE PRAYFIT DIET by Jimmy Peña, an exercise physiologist whose clients have included LL Cool J, Tyler Perry, and Mario Lopez (with whom he coauthored the New York Times bestseller, Extra Lean). The concept is so easy and so logical, it seems like most people wouldn’t be able to wait to start making better choices and feeling and looking better. He thinks readers can make big changes in 33 days. Get the Biblical tie to that number?
The PrayFit Diet maintains a thirty-three percent balance between all three macronutrients—protein, carbohydrates, and fat—allowing the body and brain to capitalize on the many benefits of each. Look for increased energy. Eating this way can also decrease inflammation, improve cholesterol readings and blood pressure, promote healthy blood sugar levels and more. I have had a few years of practice making better food choices, so this book is preaching to the choir with me. I know many Americans don’t even realize they aren’t making the best choices, and how delicious healthy food can be.
Peña is also founder of the unique PrayFit program (www.prayfit.com), which stresses the importance of harnessing the power of faith to feed the body, nourish the soul, and pursue a physically and spiritually active life. Recipes include Jerusalem chicken, tuna and olive wrap, vegetable pizza or the following:
Spinach Salad with Walnuts and Pomegranate
1 tablespoon extra virgin olive iol
2 teaspoons balsamic vinegar or pomegranate juice
Salt and pepper
3 cups baby spinach
2 tablespoons chopped walnuts
1 cup diced cucumber
¼ cup pomegranate seeds
Protein add on suggestions: grilled chicken, hard boiled egg, cooked shrimp, broiled steak
In a medium bowl, whisk olive oil and vinegr. Season with salt and pepper. Add remaining ingredients to bowl and toss to coat with dressing.