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14 Thursday, May 22, 1997 Pahrump Valley Gazette Food, Health and Fitness Back to basics cooking For elegant entertaining without the stress, try Roasted Pork with Citrus-Ginger Glaze. Succulent pork tenderloins are simply basted with a tangy-sweet mixture of Teriyaki Baste and Glaze, garlic, ginger, fresh lemon and orange peels. Taking less than an hour to cook, this entree makes a dazzling presentation. You'll also appreciate the great taste and conve- About Stress... by Karen Mooney Although we read much and talk alot about stress and its affects on our health and our abilities to func- tion normally, we still fall prey to its illnesses and debilitating results. How do we know what stress is and how it affects us personally? A textbook definition of stress is a"non-specific response of the body to any demand placed upon it." That about covers everything we do or experience. We know this demand to be caused by change in our lives, which occurs constantly. But this change or stress can be positive or negative, according to our personal reac- tion. Positive reactions to stress are good because they motivate us, keep us growing, and enable us to reach goals. Positive reaction gives us energy. If stress causes negative reaction or "distress," we have an accumulative effect. Routine, everyday type of anxieties can build up into stress-related problems. It is not the stress itself that affects disease progression, but the inability to cope with it that causes immune suppression. When stress cannot be dealt with through behavioral means, the burden of coping is placed on internal processes. So it is our attitude and methods of dealing with the everchanging situations in our life that makes the difference in whether it is a "good" stress or a "bad" stress. Our reactions vary with events and time. We may reach critical limits depending on type, amount, duration, and intensity and each one of us has a personal limit. When you have reached your saturation point your Iudy sends warning signals such as: sore muscles, fatigue, head- aches, irritability, backaches, heart palpitations, digestive problems, nervousness, over/under eating, drinking too much, disinterest in life, and depression. You may overlook the nience of bottled teriyaki baste and glaze. It has just the right flavor balance to transform the pork tenderloins into a com- pany-special meal. Serve a side dish of steamed rice studded with chopped green onions and parsley, plus a favorite vegetable to complement this full-flavored, savory pork. ROASTED PORK WITH CITRUS-GINGER GLAZE 2 pork tenderloins, about 3/4 pound each 1/3 cupTeriyaki Baste and Glaze 2 cloves garlic, pressed 1 teaspoola distilled white vinegar 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger 1 1/2 teaspoons grated fresh lemon peel 1/2 teaspoon grated fresh orange peel :li. Place pork tenderloins in large, shallow baking pan. Cofi!l ' bine Teriyaki Baste and Glaze, garlic, vinegar, ginger, lemon and orange peel. Brush tenderloins with glaze mixture. Roast in 350 degree oven 15 minutes. Turn over; brush with glaze. Roast 30 minutes longer, or until meat thermometer inserted into thickest part registers 140 degrees, brushing tops and sides of tendedoins with glaze halfway through roasting. Remove from oven and let stand 5 minutes before slicing. Makes 6 servings. Each serving: 152 calories, 4g fat, 65mg choles., 406 mg sodium, 5g rarb., 24g protein. signals until you have a crisis or a resulting illness. And there is a long list of stress-related illnesses. There is a stress evaluation test available, called the Social Readjustment Rating Scale, which lists possibilities for stress and gives points for each life-style change. These range from the death of a spouse (100 points) to mid-range Change of Job (36 points) to the lower end, Holidays (12 points). You can use it as a tool to predict your reaction to the stressors in your life. A score of 300 or more points means an 80 percent cliance of a stress-related illness. A score of 150 or more indicates distress that can be observed in health changes. You can score your own stressors, determine your level of coping and your need to take action to reduce your stress. If you would like a copy of the Stress Rating Scale, send an SAS envelope to P.O. Box 3000 # 672, Pahrump 89041. What are some of the ways you can cope with stress? * avoid too many changes at one time * honestly assess your saturation level * think of options or solutions (there are at least 3 to most problems) * schedule fun times * meditation/self hypnosis/prayer * soak in a hot bath or jacuzzi * set priorities * get massages * help someone else * talk to a trusted friend * laugh a lot We realize stress is unavoidable but we do have choices of how to deal with it. Hopefully, you will make the choices that positively affect your health. Editor's note: "Karen Mooney is a licensed massage therapist, now practicing in Pahrump with her husband, Howard. She did her undergraduate work in rehabilitation educational Penn State University and graduate work in psychology at Marywood College in Pennsylvania. ,00rye's teen pregnancy rates are lower statewide RENO--Nye County's teen pregnancy rates in four differ- ent age categories rank, on the average, in the lower half of Nevada's 17 counties. This data was created and announced recently by the Nevada State Health Division's Office of Vital Records and State Demomgrapher. It was prepared in 1997 and based on statistics of 1995 According to these figures, Nye County teens aged 10-19 rated No. 7 statewide, below those of Humboldt, Churchill, Clark, Washee, Carson City and Lyon counties In the 15-17 age bracket, led by Mineral County teens, Nye teen pregnancies were rated the lowest at No. 13; girls 18-19 in Nye were rated No. 10. Overall, Nye County teen pregnancies were rated 1 lth in the state, again led by Mineral County teens. Over three dozen members of Community Action Teams (CAT) have been formed to help prevent teen pregnancy in Nevada, stated a press release from the office of Atty. Gen., Frankie Sue Dcl Papa. The teams met on May 14-15 in Reno for training, being t held during NaUonal Teen Pregnancy Month in an effort to provide the CAT leaders with some basic skills necessary to devise, implement and interpret community program evalu- ation. A document, "Responding to Teen Pregnancy in Nevada: A Plan for Action," was released in February 1996 after a year of research, statewide town hall discussion meetings anC input from students, health care professionals and educators, business and religious and community leaders, among others. Since the release of Nevada's plan, 23 CATs have been formed and are working to reduce teen pregnancies on the local level throughout the state. Nevada has been ranked by the Centers for Disease Con- trol and Prevention at No. 2 in the nation for teen pregnancies, second to the state of Georgia. The goal of the Action Plan is to reduce Nevada's current rate of 63 teen pregnancies per 1,000 adolescent girls to only 50 per 1,000 by the year 2000. The Action Plan identified and has accomplished several key goals in the battle to prevent and reduce teen pregnancy. Among these is the Governor's Youth Advisory Council. This group examines and advises policy makers regarding approaches to teen pregnancy and other issues of importance to adolescents and is served by 10 young Nevadans between the ages of 15 and 19.