scott millerAtlanta’s local doctors provide answers to all your medical questions. One Best Self reader asked: Can drinking eight glasses of water per day help prevent kidney stones?

Scott Miller, MD of Georgia Urology: Even in Georgia—part of the “kidney stone belt”—64 ounces of water (eight 8 oz. glasses) is usually beyond the amount needed for kidney stone prevention and overall health.  The best indicator is the appearance of your urine. With the exception of your first morning urination, your urine should always appear very dilute or pale yellow.  Of course, you should drink more fluids during times of exercise or heat exposure.

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Get ready for this year’s Kids II Strong Legs Run, which raises money for Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta.
On Nov. 3, parents and kids can come together to run or trot for a cause. This event will feature a “mascot trot” for the little ones, with special appearances from the Chick-fil-A Cow and Hairy Dawg from the University of Georgia. This event also features a 10K road race, 5K run/walk, 2K fun run and stroller roll, all taking place at Turner Field.

The event will take place at 755 Hank Aaron Drive, Atlanta, GA. For more information call (404) 785-7370 or visit

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ladies only trainingL.O.T. combines dance and gymnastics with weights, cardio and speed. This class is focused on making training fun and effective.

Where: BTB Fitness, 4300 Paces Ferry Road, Ste. 478, Atlanta, GA, (404) 688-0100),

When: Class schedules are available online. Single visit passes are $20.

Tip: “Vary your workouts in scope, duration and intensity for maximum results.” ­—Charles Mayfield, trainer

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Come out to Serenbe in Palmetto, GA for a day of delicious food, great wine and local retailers all set under the big top tents surrounding The Inn at Serenbe. The 12th annual Afternoon in the Country will take place on Nov. 4 from 1 – 4 p.m.

More event highlights include hayrides, kid’s activities, a cake raffle, silent auction and live music from the Bluegrass band DriveTrain. Restaurants who are participating in The 12th annual Afternoon in the Country include 4th & Swift, Bacchanalia, Bantam & Biddy, Bistro Niko, Bocado, Buttermilk Kitchen, Chicken and the Egg, Cibo e Beve, Davio’s Northern Italian Restaurant, Farm Burger, Iberian Pig, JCT Kitchen, Kevin Rathbun Steak, and more.

Remove yourself from the traffic, pollution, worry and stress of everyday life and enjoy The 12th annual Afternoon in the Country. Serenbe is just thirty minutes from downtown Atlanta. Enjoy the peaceful countryside, “green” amenities and spectacular eats at Serenbe (9055 Selborne Lane, Chattahoochee Hills, GA).

For more information about Serenbe, call (770) 463-9997, or visit

Tickets for The 12th annual Afternoon in the Country are $95 for adults and $35 for youth tickets (ages 13 – 20) and kids 12 and under are free. Proceeds from the event benefit the Atlanta Chapter of Les Dames d’Escoffier International scholarship fund and the Georgia farming community.

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By Anne-Marie Berte @am_sunshine

On October 22 exhale atlanta at the Loews Hotel is hosting a cycle and yoga Class for the Cure.  Benefits will go to the Young Survival Coalition which benefits woman under 40 undergoing treatment for breast cancer.

We have hosted several community yoga events on the patio and it creates an amazing atmosphere with stunning midtown sunset views, great people coming together all while getting in a good workout. I love that we are combining the cycling and yoga for a creative twist and again encourage you to join us for such a great cause.

There will be complimentary chair massages by exhale therapists, hydrating coconut water from vitacoco and smoothies available post workout.  There will also be complimentary validated parking in the Loews parking garage.

Donations are encouraged and the class is $10 per person for non exhale members. BYOM (bring your own mat) and see you on Monday night as we get our OM on!

Register on line at or by calling (404) 720-5000.


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atlanta lash addictAt Atlanta Lash Addict, get super-sexy, lush, semi-permanent eyelashes that can last indefinitely with touch-ups every 2-4 weeks.

The application is a painless, relaxing process that takes just 90 to 120 minutes. These semi-permanent lashes are water-resistant so you can swim, shower, exercise and sleep worry-free. At Atlanta Lash Addict, you will receive a flawless set of lashes that lengthens and thickens without the need for mascara. They are perfect for special occasions or simply for day-to-day wear. You will love your new look and your vibrant, long and luscious lashes.

Atlanta Lash Addict
1385 Spring St. NW
Atlanta, GA, 30309
(404) 437-8396,

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ferns market serenbeTammi Cody, owner of the newly opened Fern’s Market in Serenbe, traded a 17-year law career to be the proprietress of this unique general store. Inspired by the community at Serenbe,
Tammi saw a need for a local grocery store and decided to fill it. Fern’s carries a variety of organic and local produce as well as cool gifts.

Details: 10642 Serenbe Lane, Chattahoochee Hills, GA, (770) 463-3456,


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By Intisar Seraaj-Sabree

Get a taste of locally grown, organic food at the new Chastain Urban Farm in Chastain Park. The Chastain Park Conservancy and Southeastern Horticultural Society will break ground on the new Chastain Park community garden on Oct. 20 – and they are still looking for volunteers to come out and help.

On Oct. 22, the Southeastern Horticultural Society and Cibo E Beve will be hosting a fundraiser to benefit “Farm Chastain” at Chastain Park. The “Ridiculously Local Food and Wine” Fundraiser will be held at Cibo E Beve restaurant from 6 to 8 p.m. (4969 Roswell Road NE, Sandy Springs, GA).

The “Ridiculously Local Food and Wine” Fundraiser will be held only one mile away from the Chastain Urban Farm, so come take a peak at what it has to offer. Get a whiff of the organic herbs, let your mouth salivate at the veggies, honey hives and orchard.

Get your ticket to experience the ridiculously scrumptious food and wine. Tickets can be purchased at Tickets are $75 per person.

For more information about the “Ridiculously Local Food and Wine” Fundraiser, call (678) 640-9003 or visit

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light the spark“Light the Spark” Premium Intimacy Kit was created by Decatur resident and former Playboy Entertainment executive Caroline Gallrein to help women keep the spark in their relationships. The kit includes an organic Madagascar vanilla candle that melts into decadent massage oil, a luxurious tickling feather, a trademarked pleasure menu and more. $49.95


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pink stick

These great pampering products also support Breast Cancer Awareness Month!

Sweet Scent
This solid body moisturizer by Rinse Bath & Body Co. is the perfect carry-on item. Small enough to fit in your bag and rich enough to leave skin soft and smelling sweet, a portion of the sale of each stick goes to breast cancer research.
$15, Bella By Alethea Medspa,

Holly BethOrganic Elixir
This carefully crafted blend of plant extracts and essential oils balances, hydrates, improves texture and enlivens skin, leaving it refreshed, nourished and positively glowing. It also absorbs instantly, leaving no oily residue, and is completely non-comedogenic. Two percent of proceeds go to breast cancer awareness. $59,


Elite PremierProtect Your Skin
Elite Therapeutics helps to treat skin damaged by radiation or UV rays, and during the month of October they will donate 10 percent of online sales to Spa4ThePink.



Bedazzled BrushBrush It Out
The KeratinPerfect Bedazzled Brush gently detangles and glides easily through wet or dry hair without pulling or snagging. A 20 percent donation from each sale benefits Think Pink Rocks!, a non-profit organization that raises awareness about early detection of breast cancer.
$44, your local Sephora,

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