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Nature's Pathways April 2013 Issue - Northeast WI Edition

Nature's Pathways April 2013 Issue - Northeast WI Edition

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April 2013

Northeast Wisconsin

Your path to healthy living

Reward Mother Earth
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Improve your life with simple

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Complete spring
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Dealing with pet loss
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Tips to restore natural
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DEPARTMENTS

8 refections from the editor
20 healthy pets
24 ft bodies
32 healthy kids
34 crystal revelations
36 healthy fnances
46 intuitive insights
62 healthy eating
70 average jane
86 herb blurb
97 community calendar
98 community partners
104 advertiser directory

54 FEATURE STORY

Making healthy connections in Wisconsin

CONTENTS

NORTHEAST WISCONSIN April 2013

Secrets to sleeping
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10 Te French secret for strong bones!

12 Whole body vibration for
management of fbromyalgia

16 Decorating matters

18 You don’t have to be a scientist to
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22 Te 80/20 rule for weight loss

26 Mentioning menopause: Part 2

28 Chronic infammation:
the root of all evil!

30 Pilates 101

38 Carol’s miracle in progress

40 What has the Wisconsin winter
done to your landscape?

42 How trauma impacts our lives
and what to do about it: Part 1

44 A gluten-free Q&A

47 Can a paintbrush change your life?

50 Happiness

52 Healthy in spirit: shif your focus,
change your life

56 Improve athletic performance
with food

58 Talking about TMJ dysfunction

63 Five back-saving tips for
spring chores

66 Celebrate earth month
by composting

69 3 simple energy techniques that
can improve your life

71 Clear your clutter: Part 2

72 Transition of a beloved pet:
the healthy way

74 Don’t sell yourself short

77 Gluten-free chicken dumpling soup

78 A continuum worth considering

80 Mangosteen: the superfruit

82 Raising alpacas — sounds like fun!

84 Our biofeld: the hidden
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87 Hazardous Waste Clean Sweep
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Welcome April!

Our outside environment is abuzz with positive energy, and
the world is alive again! Gardeners, walkers, bikers and what
I call “putzers” are emerging in abundance. It’s an exciting
time of year!

Getting more active outside means spending more time in
nature. Recently I read an interesting article about ecother-
apy and its regenerative powers: stress, anxiety and depres-
sion reduction, and overall mood improvement. More and
more health care providers are giving their patients “nature
prescriptions” for treatment of various medical conditions
as well. Research is showing that spending time in a natural
setting has benefts for mind, body and spirit.
On April 22 we pay homage to our precious Mother Earth.
Tere are many ways to celebrate Earth Day and make a
diference: treat your yard to some compost (best of all, that
which you made yourself!), “reduce, reuse and recycle,” pick
up litter, shop local or ride your bike for an errand. Small
acts by each of us can really add up to make a big diference!
Tis month brings another observance, World Health
Day, on April 7. Celebrate by learning about health issues
around the globe and what you can do to help. Check out the
World Health Organization’s website at www.who.int/world-
health-day/en/ for more information.
Tere are some wonderful healthy living articles in this issue
to help you on your journey. Tina Siebers educates us on intu-
itive painting and how the process can change our lives. Kim
Neher encourages those athletes among us to be mindful of
food sensitivities and illustrates their efects on performance

and well-being. John Hartenberger shares what he’s learned in his
years of working with hurting people, both as a physical therapist
and pastor, and a fairly consistent continuum he applies. And there’s
much more, so please read on!
I hope you’re able to get wrapped up in the positive energy of
this time of year and enjoy some quality time with nature. Please
fnd your own special way to honor our planet this Earth Day!
In health and happiness,

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Most people are familiar with the “French paradox.” It’s

the fact that the people of France have excellent cardio-
vascular health and slimmer waistlines, despite the rich
foods and wine enjoyed in that country. What some people may
not be aware of is that the French have another secret — this one
for healthy bones. It’s not calcium or prescription drugs … it’s silica.
To build healthy bones, specialized cells called “osteoblasts” add
fresh minerals to the bone, and “osteoclasts” remove older bone
tissue by breaking down the minerals and reabsorbing them into
the bloodstream. Te two processes are crucial for health and
intricately interlinked.
Prescription biophosphonates stop the process of osteoclasts from
breaking down minerals. Tat, in turn, stops the signal for any new
minerals from coming into the bone. So you could say that initially
they stop calcium and other minerals from leaving the bones. And
they’re okay for short-term use, but that’s it, because they also
completely stop the signal that keeps the body from rebuilding bone.
Te result? Brittle bones that aren’t being refreshed with the
fresh minerals they need. Tat’s why people taking these drugs
wind up with fractures in the femur — normally one of the stron-
gest bones in the body.

Silica, on the other hand, keeps the bone-building process
running smoothly — bringing more calcium into the bones, allow-
ing less calcium to leach away from the bones, but still keeping the
process balanced the way nature intended. It’s the perfect choice
for daily, long-term bone building. Unfortunately, you’re probably
not getting enough silica from your diet alone.
You need at least 10 to 25 mg of silica daily just to prevent a
defciency. You need about 30 to 40 mg to actually build healthy
bones, but most food sources aren’t going to get you close to that.
For example, even though bananas contain a signifcant amount of
silica, less than two percent of it is absorbed. Even eating 50 bananas
provides only about 8 mg of absorbed silica. So, you can see that
supplemental silica is a must. But you want it to be plant-sourced,
not from rocks of chemicals like some of the others out there.
Te best supplemental form of silica is an organic ingredient
obtained from the above-ground parts of the spring horsetail (Equise-
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Tis unique botanical silica is then blended with a specifc
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Case studies have been extremely positive. Here’s just one
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over a year. A blood test showed that her calcium levels were below
normal, and that she had elevated phosphate levels, which indicate
bone-resorbing osteoclast activity. In other words, her bones were
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Tis silica also increases the growth of collagen by over 50
percent, so aside from building healthy bones, it helps build
healthy joints, too. Tis is probably one of the main reasons people
in the case studies have noticed a pain-relieving efect. Te cause
of the pain was gone!1
In a double-blind, placebo-controlled study, 65 postmenopausal
women were provided this specialized silica for 12 months to test
its efects on bone mineralization. Te silica slowed the natural
process of bone breakdown but didn’t artifcially stop it like
prescription biophosphonates, either.3
Don’t wait to get started — the sooner you begin consciously
taking care of your bones, the better. Tis French secret for strong
bones — a specialized form of silica from an easily absorbed plant
source — will help you build bone density and build collagen to
keep your hair, skin, nails and joints healthy, too.

Terry Lemerond is the founder and president of EuroPharma, which
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References: 1. In vitro evaluation of the efect of Trica-Sil on the metabolism of
bone matrix. Biopredic (Rennes, France) 1999. Data unpublished.
2. Efect of Trica-sil on osteoarticular disease and bone problems. Compilation
of 150 case studies. 2006-2007. Data unpublished.
3. A double-blind, placebo-controlled randomized study of the efect of Trica-
Sil on several biochemical markers of the bone remodeling. CERN (Lorient,
France) 2005. Data unpublished.

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tasks on the platform of a machine that was not turned on. Te
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Afer six weeks, the participants were asked to fll out a Fibro-
myalgia Impact Questionnaire (FIQ). Te FIQ focused on pain,
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symptoms related to fbromyalgia. When examining the signifcant
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from baseline in the EVG group, but not in the EG or CG group.1
Tis study is signifcant for three reasons. First, it showed
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If you are not sleeping well, you are not alone. Insomnia —

trouble falling asleep or staying asleep — afects about one-
third of the adult population worldwide. It is estimated that 70
percent of Americans are sleep deprived. Insomnia afects women
more than men, but the quality of our sleep ofen decreases for both
as we age. Typical symptoms can vary between problems falling
asleep, waking frequently in the night, having difculty falling
back to sleep, waking too early in the morning and feeling unre-
freshed afer a night of sleep — all leading to feelings of daytime
sleepiness. Research has shown that too little sleep has a large
impact on health, including problems concentrating, irritability,
more accidents, poor job and school performance, and increased
sickness and weight gain. When we sleep, our bodies go into repair
mode and we make two hormones, melatonin and human growth
hormone (HGH). Melatonin helps to protect against cancer and
HGH helps slow the aging process. Lack of sleep is simply disrup-
tive to our physiology.
Many things can cause insomnia — stress, temperature fuc-
tuations (especially problematic for peri-menopausal and meno-
pausal women), hormonal imbalances, environmental noise
or changes, jet lag, medication side efects or disruption to our
normal sleep pattern. Chronic or acute pain, depression and
anxiety, sleep apnea, being overtired and high stress all can play
a part in interfering with a good night’s sleep. Lifestyle can also
afect insomnia, including alcohol and cafeine intake, cigarette
smoking and excessive afernoon napping.

Are you interested in learning ways to sleep better that
don’t involve taking a prescription medication? Please try
the following tips to help restore your natural sleep rhythm:

• Establish a consistent bedtime routine, and go to bed and wake
up at the same time each day (including weekends).
• Use the bedroom for sleep and romance only — not reading or
television.
• Create a calming and soothing environment that encourages
sleep — use restful colors and eliminate clutter and distractions.
• Create total darkness and quiet — consider use of eyeshades
and earplugs, or use a “white noise” device to block out
surrounding environmental sounds.
• Avoid cafeine altogether or afer 11 a.m. (yes, stop before
noon!) — it may seem to help you to stay awake, but it actually
makes your sleep worse.
• Avoid alcohol — it may help you to fall asleep, but causes inter-
ruptions in sleep and poor quality of sleep.
• Exercise in the daylight for at least 20 minutes daily — the
sunlight enters your eyes and triggers your brain to release
hormones that are vital to healthy sleep, mood and aging.
• Do not exercise too close to bedtime (three hours or less) — it
will activate you instead of help you to relax.
• Avoid large meals three hours before bedtime.
• Write down your worries and make plans for what you need to
do the next day. Tis frees up your mind and energy to move
into relaxing sleep.

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• Try taking a warm bath — add one-half to one cup of Epsom
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and a few drops of lavender essential oil to calm and soothe
you. You will gain the benefts of the magnesium absorbed
through your skin and the alkaline-balancing efects of baking
soda, helping to relax your muscles and relieve tension.
• Get a massage or practice full-body stretching.
• Certain medications should be avoided such as antihistamines
and cold medications, stimulants, steroids and some headache
medications that contain cafeine.
• Try not to obsess about not falling asleep. It may help to remind
yourself that while sleeplessness is troublesome, it is not life
threatening.
• Use herbal therapies like passionfower or valerian (Valeriana
ofcialis) one to two hours before bedtime. Other supplements
may be helpful such as calcium, L-theanine, GABA, 5-HTP and
magnolia. Seek advice from knowledgeable sources regarding
dosage and possible interactions if you are currently taking any
prescription medications or have other chronic health issues.
• Take 200-400 milligrams of magnesium citrate or glycinate to
help relax your nervous system and muscles.
• Melatonin (1-3 milligrams at night) can help to stabilize your
sleep rhythm. Use a much lower dose, 0.3 milligrams sublin-
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• Purchase a relaxation, mediation or guided imagery CD and
listen to it when you climb in bed ready to fall of to sleep. Put it
back on again if you wake up and can’t fall back to sleep. Do this
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• Learn and practice a relaxation technique regularly. I teach my
patients to practice a relaxation technique found on Dr. Andrew
Weil’s website, www.drweil.com, called 4-7-8 relaxation
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• Get your hormone levels tested and, if needed, take customized
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I ofen wonder why I am drawn to beautify my spaces. Even

watching others getting their spaces remodeled is engrossing
for me. Tis is such a part of my life that my sons cringe when
they see a paint roller in my hands. Teir frst priority now that
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I know they have the draw, too.
I ponder the question, why am I so drawn to decorating? Tere
has to be more to it than what is apparent on the surface. I sense
it is with the strong connection between creativity and spiritual-
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Color matters, with its energetic resonance. But now consider-
ing the things we put in our spaces makes sense as well. To have
these things refects our values, dreams, memories and personal-
ity; honoring who we are. When I delve into my attraction to DIY
shows, it makes more sense now, too.
Tese makeover shows actually represent transformation. To
witness dramatic transformation in 30 minutes or less is pretty
amazing. It fuels my soul. It helps me see that transformation is
possible, not only for myself but also for others. Remember earlier
I said there is no diference between prayer and art? Well in a way,
the transformation on makeover shows is a form of witnessing
spiritual transformation. By participants being in the NOW of
what is happening and being open to positive change, wonderful
things can happen. In our own spaces, through the use of various
colors, textures and things, we are creating an energy that repre-
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So the next time I ask myself if I am a design
addict, I will reply no, I am addicted to spiritual
transformation.

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Thinking back to the days of 5th grade

general science, do you remember
learning about fossil fuels? If the
defnition is a little hazy, here’s a quick
reminder: Fossil fuels are substances that
the earth made afer storing away natural
waste for a long, long time. We as humans
rely on fossil fuels such as coal, oil and gas
to power our vehicles, heat our homes and
provide electricity for all of our new “must
have” gadgets.
Even though it seems like we’ve been
hearing about fossil fuels and relying on
them forever, it is in many ways a “recent fad”
in the grand scheme of mankind’s history.
As you’ve heard, it’s a rather irresponsible
fad. When we burn these substances, they
release dangerous emissions into our atmo-
sphere that have many negative efects.
Tese emissions endanger the clean air we’d
prefer to breathe, may destroy Earth’s natural
protection from the sun, and cause harm to
the plants and animals in the environment
surrounding us. We also play a risky game by
overly relying on fossil fuels to essentially be
the lifeblood of our civilization, as humans
cannot produce and replace the fossil fuels
as quickly as we are currently using them.
Tough great work is being done industry-
wide to minimize the environmental impacts
of burning coal, oil and gas to make electric-
ity, there is still a long way to go.
Renewable energy, on the other hand,
is tangible for us to recreate and replace,
and is a great alternative. Many of us have

been utilizing renewable energy for years,
likely without even realizing it. Do you, or
someone you know, own a wood burner to
heat a home? Wood is a renewable energy
source. By utilizing sources such as the tree
that fell on your mailbox during the last
windstorm, you’re saving yourself money
on the heating bill and becoming less
dependent on fossil fuels. During the winter
months, do you open your eastern-facing
window shades so you can sit in the warmth
of the morning sun? Did you realize you’re
practicing “DIY renewable energy”? It
may seem silly, but ultimately the idea of
renewable energy comes down to using the
natural resources we easily have available.
So, what if you live in the middle of a city
or suburb, and burning the wood from your
backyard is not a plausible option? Well,
here’s the thing — due to recent advance-
ments in the feld (no pun intended!) our
friends living out in the wide open spaces
of countryside have renewable energy to
spare. Cattle never stop extruding waste and
the wind just keeps blowing, so there’s lots
of renewable energy to be shared. Trough
the NatureWise program, anyone who
receives their electricity through Wisconsin
Public Service has the opportunity to buy
renewable energy for their home or busi-
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farms, landflls and a local dairy farm. Te
wind farms create energy through the many
windmills you’ve seen appear in recent
years; the biogas that the landfll emits is

collected for energy; and the dairy farm has
a manure digester that harnesses the biogas
from the methane produced by the cattle’s
poo (messy, but true!). Without going
into great detail regarding the processes,
know that the energy is just as reliable as
conventional energy, is created locally and
is collected in a way that nurtures the envi-
ronment, rather than hurting it.
Due to advancements such as these,
it’s becoming easier to harness renewable
energy on a large scale — making it conve-
nient for businesses and cities to rely on
it. While currently the price of renewable
energy is slightly higher than conventional
sources, as more individuals and large corpo-
rations commit to using renewable energy
and sustainable practices, the basic pattern
of supply and demand will follow. Renew-
able energy burns cleaner than conventional
practices and is better for the environment.
As each generation continues to realize its
importance more and more, renewable
energy will soon be the standard practice.
Sustainability is not a passing fad. Find out
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healthyPETS

Buy local

When at all possible, buy your products from local shops.
Shopping at your neighborhood store saves fuel and there-
fore emits less carbon into our environment. Avoid buying online as
more fuel is used to get your package to your doorstep.
You can further reduce your pet’s carbon pawprints by purchas-
ing foods made by local manufacturers. Look for foods that are
produced in Wisconsin or the Midwest. Some brands to look for
are Nutri Source, Fromm, Evanger’s, American Natural Premium,
Vital Essentials and Stella & Chewy’s raw diets. Also look for treats
and chews from companies such as Jones Natural Chews (Rock-
ford, Ill.) or True Chews (Minnesota). Antler harvested from
Wisconsin is also a good choice.

Feed a higher bio-available food

When your pet consumes a more bio-available food, they produce
less waste. When their food is fresher and made with more meat,
it is absorbed in the body instead of going out the back end. Tis
means less feces in our landflls.
Feeding a raw meat diet balanced for your dog or cat is the most
bio-available diet you can feed. You can also feed a fresh cooked
diet balanced for your pet such as Deli-Fresh for Pets. If feeding
a kibble diet fts your lifestyle better, look for foods that have a
higher meat content and are not loaded with fllers. More specif-
cally, look for grain-free diets that have a 60 percent and greater
meat content.

Buy organic

Buying organic products is not only healthier for your pet, but also
better for the environment. Chemically grown products destroy
the natural mineral composition of our soil making it difcult to
replenish.

100 percent organic pet foods are not widely available, however,
there are many pet food companies using organic products in their
recipes. Natural Planet Organics uses organic fruits, vegetables
and grains. Stella & Chewy’s also uses organic vegetables and their
meat is hormone and antibiotic-free.

Buy foods made by “green”
manufacturing plants

Know where your food comes from and where they source their
products. Manufacturers using local farmers for their products
signifcantly reduce their carbon footprint. Importing and trucking
consume large amounts of fuel and are a huge detriment to our air
quality.

Flush your pet’s waste

Te pet market is fooded with “biodegradable” waste bags for your
pet, which is great, but where are we disposing of them? If you are
throwing your “package” in the garbage, it isn’t biodegrading at
all. In fact, the landflls are specifcally designed with a “shield” to
avoid anything from seeping into the earth.
Alternatively, look for fushable waste bags, such as Flush ‘Ems
by Royal Pet. For your cat, purchase fushable cat litter made of
corn or wheat. Common fushable cat litter brands are World’s
Best and Swheat Scoop.

Adopt a shelter pet & spay and neuter

Purchasing a pet from a breeder is supporting the reproduction of
additional dogs and cats. Our world is overpopulated with unwanted
dogs and cats, and as a result, hundreds a day are euthanized. Not
only is this heartbreaking, but it also afects our environment, as the
cremation of these animals produces toxic carbons into our air.
A spayed or neutered pet is a more well-mannered animal,
which may avoid some risky behaviors and reproducing more
unwanted pets.

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"Look for foods that are produced
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Many people cultivate gardens both

inside and outside of their homes
with a focus on adding aesthetic
appeal to their property. But a garden that
boasts plants that are edible and pleasing to
the eye is a possibility as well.
Planting an herb garden is a creative way
to enjoy the sights, smells and tastes of a
wide variety of plants. Using fresh-harvested
herbs in culinary endeavors imparts a taste
that dried spices cannot match. What’s
more, fresh herbs are ofen easy to cultivate.
Herbs are versatile, capable of lending
great favor to foods while also playing
diferent roles in personal health and
beauty. Herbs can be grown to perfume
homes and bodies. Tere are herbs that are
also purported to help with ailments, from
upset stomachs to anxiety.
When planting an herb garden, you may
want to pay particular attention to the types
of favors and smells you like in your home
and cooking. Tis will help you to narrow
down the types of herbs you will plant.
Many would-be herb gardeners tend to start
small to see what luck they have when culti-
vating herbs. Fortunately, herbs can grow
well in containers indoors, provided the soil
is amenable and there is plenty of sunlight.
Herbs will grow best in well-prepared soil.
Make sure that it is rich in organic matter
and drains well. Also, for plants like parsley,
be sure to have deep pots or dig deeply in
the garden to establish long taproots.
Until the weather warms up, you may
want to begin herb cultivation indoors
and then transfer plants outside during
the summer. Basil, for instance, is a tropi-
cal plant that does well in warm conditions.
Terefore, it will need to be kept away from

drafs and get several
hours of direct sunshine
a day. Place most herb
planters in a south-facing
window of a home to ensure
they get ample sunlight
and to allow the soil to dry
adequately between waterings.
With many herbs, leaf
production will diminish on
any stems that fower. It is essen-
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to encourage the herb plant to
continue producing leaves, which
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This is a somewhat touchy subject

for me to cover, but since I’m asked
about it so ofen, I feel it is impera-
tive to enlighten you on it.
We’ve all heard of the 80/20 rule. Tis
rule can be applied to many things in life,
from economics, business and marketing,
to health care and even relationships. But
what does it actually mean when applied to
weight loss?

As you’ve probably noticed, even though

I am a master trainer and a nutrition expert,
I don’t really talk about exercise nearly as
ofen as I do nutrition. Obviously, exercise

and general physical activity are important
and have many health benefts, like facilitat-
ing weight loss. Te reason I don’t talk about
this much is because I am nearly 100 percent
certain that exercise and/or some form of
daily physical activity will naturally become
part of your overall maintenance plan. Tat’s
how confdent I am in your willingness to
fnd your way to becoming more physically
active. I don’t even have to stress it.
With that being said, the 80/20 rule
certainly does apply here. Eighty percent
of your weight-loss success will come
directly through your nutritional choices
and 20 percent will be aided by your activity
level. Yes, that is correct; the biggest impact
on achieving your weight loss goal will
undoubtedly come from your nutritional
choices. In fact, afer more than 20 years
of helping people achieve their weight-
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someone to incorporate an exercise plan
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the right track nutritionally and they start to
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Question: If I get sick, will loading up on vitamin C help me get
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Answer: Many people will start to worry about how much
vitamin C they are consuming when they feel an illness coming
on. For the most part, studies have shown little or no beneft.
Consuming extra vitamin C afer you’re already showing signs and
symptoms of an illness will not help you recover faster. However,
for those that consume the proper amount of vitamin C regularly,
this may help reduce the duration of a cold by about a day, and
they may have fewer symptoms than a person not meeting their
daily requirement. Unfortunately, relatively high doses of 1-2
grams may be needed to elicit these very mild benefts, so is it
really worth it in the end? Keep in mind, the RDA for women
is 75 milligrams per day and 90 milligrams per day for men.
Vitamin C can be found in acidic foods such as oranges,
strawberries and kiwis, and also in green, leafy vegetables.
It’s also found in citrus juices or those fortifed with Vitamin
C. Bottom line — only you can decide if you want to dose
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the minimal benefts may not justify the added expense.

Question: I have taken some time of from the gym and
gained some extra weight, not to mention the fact that I
feel a bit weaker. Did all my muscle just turn to fat?
Answer: Tis is a great question, and all too ofen
it may seem like this is actually happening when
people stop working out. However, muscle and fat
are two completely diferent types of body tissue.
Neither can simply turn into the other. When
people stop working out for long periods,

food intake should decrease because if you’re not expending as
many calories; you certainly don’t need to consume as many calo-
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active tissues that are constantly using energy even when you’re
sedentary. Tis means the more muscle you have, the more calo-
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workouts decline, people ofen consume the same amounts of
food that they had been when they were working out. Tese extra
calories are stored in your body as adipose tissue (body fat). If you
make a conscious efort to consume fewer calories when you
stop working out, then you should be able to
avoid the added pounds.

Question: Foods seem to be so high in salt
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hypertension, heart disease and stroke. Can
you please clarify the amount of sodium I
should be consuming daily?
Answer: You’re right — salt is every-
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culprit, but the increased reliance on fast
foods and restaurant meals are problematic as
well. To add to the confusion, people ofen have
trouble diferentiating between sodium and salt. Salt is
actually 40% sodium, so when discussing recommenda-
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than 2,300 milligrams of sodium per day (about 1 teaspoon
of salt). On the other hand, the Institute of Medicine (IOM)
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sodium intake in check, you need to
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Let’s continue our menopause discussion where we lef of last
month …

Menopause is the time in a woman’s life when she stops

having menstrual periods (generally once 12 menstrual
cycles are missed) and marks the end of the repro-
ductive years. It occurs because the ovaries run out of eggs. Te
average age is 50 years, with a normal range from 45 to 55. But as
early as the age of 35, a woman’s ovaries can start to produce less
estrogen, resulting in irregular periods.
Natural progesterone is the identical hormone that is produced
by the ovaries. It is made from naturally occurring plant steroids
found in the wild yam. It is NOT the synthetic version that is
commonly purchased as tablets with a prescription. A synthetic
progesterone like Provera or medroxyprogesterone can produce
severe side efects, including increased risk of cancer, abnormal
menstrual fow, fuid retention, nausea and depression, and can
even increase risk of heart disease and stroke. Side efects are
extremely rare with natural progesterone. Te only one of concern
is that it can potentially alter the timing of your menstrual cycle.
According to Mayo Clinic1

, some complementary and alterna-
tive treatments that have been or are being studied include:
Plant estrogens (phytoestrogens): Tese estrogens
occur naturally in certain foods. Tere are two main types of
phytoestrogens: isofavones and lignans. Isofavones are found
in soybeans, chickpeas and other legumes. Lignans occur in
faxseed, whole grains, and some fruits and vegetables. Whether
the estrogens in these foods can relieve hot fashes and other
menopausal symptoms remains to be proved, but most studies
have found them inefective. Isofavones have some weak estro-
gen-like efects; so if you’ve had breast cancer, talk to your doctor

before supplementing your diet with isofavone pills.
Bioidentical hormones: Te term “bioidentical” implies
the hormones in the product are chemically identical to those
your body produces. However, compounded bioidentical
hormones are not regulated by the Food and Drug Adminis-
tration (FDA), so quality and risks could vary. But there are
many FDA-approved bioidentical formulations available in a
variety of strengths at the pharmacy. Talk with your provider
to see if any of these may be a good option for you.
Black cohosh: Black cohosh has been popular among many
women with menopausal symptoms. But there’s little evidence
that black cohosh is efective, and the supplement could be
harmful to the liver (may cause liver damage in high doses or
in individuals with preexisting liver conditions). Results may
vary by individual. As with any herb, check with your health-
care provider. It has been used in Europe for over 50 years.
Yoga: Some studies show that yoga — a combination of
controlled breathing, posing and meditation — and tai chi
and qigong — a series of slow movements and meditation —
may be efective in decreasing the number of hot fashes in
perimenopausal women. It’s best to take a class to learn how
to perform postures and the proper breathing techniques.
Acupuncture: Acupuncture may have some temporary
beneft in helping to reduce hot fashes.

In addition to considering treatments such as these, be sure to
surround yourself with a support team: a certifed massage thera-
pist to help with the tension; a hair stylist to keep your hair looking
good (because it will become dull and lifeless); a good exercise or
yoga class to keep the energy going and extra menopausal pounds

Mentioning
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every woman
should know about
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(Part 2)

By Casey E. Guilfoyle, LMT, NCTMB, S4OM

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Most importantly, a sense of humor is a defnite requirement
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Persistent, systemic infammation is at the root of practically

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tia and cancer. Tese conditions are not necessarily inevitable and
neither is chronic infammation, but you have to know what life-
style and dietary steps to take in order to avoid them, many of
which are fairly simple and straightforward.
When you think of infammation, you probably think of arthri-
tis or possibly an injury to a joint. You know the signs: the joint is
swollen, painful, red and warm, and you may have limited func-
tion of the joint. In the case of the injury, the infammation is short
term and helps in the healing process; while in arthritis, especially
rheumatoid arthritis, the chronic infammation eventually causes
severe damage to the joints involved. In the same way, chronic
internal infammation is just as damaging.

Internal chronic infammation has many causes, one of the
biggest being stress. Stress comes from many sources such as
life situations, lack of sleep and especially the food we eat. Food
causes stress in two main ways: through incomplete digestion and
infammation to the body.
Foods that we eat need to be broken down by the body through
digestion. It starts in the mouth, continues in the stomach and
fnally completes as it goes through the intestines. When foods
don’t completely digest, they may get absorbed and cause infam-
mation. Tere are two causes of this; the most obvious is that the
food didn’t get completely digested. One way to solve this is to
use digestive enzymes when you eat. Tis is especially true if you
are using medications for the stomach such as Prilosec, Nexium,
Prevacid, Aciphex or Protonix.
Another way these foods get absorbed, even if they aren’t

Chronic
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completely digested, is because of something called leaky gut
syndrome. Leaky gut means just that — these undigested food
particles leak from the gut into the blood stream. Te body then
reacts and fghts back by starting the infammation process. Since
the intestine plays a big role in your immune system, you start a
cascade of events that become cyclical. You absorb infammatory
nutrients, your intestine and inside become infamed, which cause
leaky gut, which allows you to absorb infammatory nutrients, and
round and round it goes. Te best solution for this is probiotics.
You have trillions of bacteria in your digestive tract, so having a
healthy fora of good bacteria is essential.
Finally, the most common cause of chronic internal

infammation is the food we eat. Te simplest way to stop eating
infammatory foods is to eliminate all grains, sugar and trans fat
from your diet. Keep in mind that the term used is eliminate, not
limit. To eliminate grains and sugar, you are talking about elimi-
nating bread, pasta, cereal, bagels, cake, candy and others. High
fructose corn syrup, also known as corn sugar, is also infam-
matory and should be eliminated. Trans fat is usually included
in packaged foods. When looking at packaged foods, ignore any
statements like “contains no trans fat.” Look at the ingredient
list and look for the word “hydrogenated.” Any oil that has been
hydrogenated has been altered and is infammatory.
If you are wondering, what do I eat? Consider becoming a
caveman (or cavewoman). No, don’t move into a cave, but consider
what Paleolithic men ate: fsh, animals they killed, vegetables,
fruit, fungi, roots and nuts. Te closest thing to animals killed
in the wild that we have today would be grass-fed pasture-raised
meats. Tey did not eat grains, legumes, dairy products, potatoes,
refned salt, refned sugar and processed oils.
Diet plays an essential role in lowering your risk for chronic
diseases, and decreasing intake of infammatory foods is impor-
tant. Te Standard American Diet (SAD) is a major part of this
infammation process. Lifestyle changes are important to a healthy
life, but the changes you have been taught may not be the best way
for you to become healthy.

“ The simplest way to stop
eating infammatory foods is
to eliminate all grains, sugar
and trans fat from your diet.
Keep in mind that the term
used is eliminate, not limit.”

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There is so much to know when it comes to practic-

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hundreds of classes, and still have so much to learn. Here is
a list of basic concepts every Pilates student should know:

Guiding principles

Concentration: Pilates is really a meeting of the mind and
the body. Focus your mind on an exercise and you’ll master it
in no time.
Centering: Whether it’s called the powerhouse or the gut,
every move starts from your center. More than just abs, it also
includes muscles in the buttocks, hips and back. Strengthen-
ing from the center enhances your whole body and trans-
forms how you move.
Control: Oringinally called “contrology,” Pilates needs to
be performed with the control of a gymnast or dancer. Tis
precision will help you get more from each move, as well as
prevent injuries.
Precision: One precise Pilates move brings more beneft than
ten sloppy ones. Tat’s why the reps are small. Te point is to
perform them perfectly, not just power through from one to
the next.
Breath: Pilates is a workout for the lungs as well as the

muscles. Deep breathing releases tension and creates a
rhythm that pulls you through the exercises. Inhale to prepare
and exhale as you perform each movement.
Flow: As you master the moves, Pilates becomes more like
a fuid dance than a collection of exercises. Tis rhythm
encourages grace and fexibility, and can have a meditative
efect.

Know your “core”

In the most general terms, the core entails the body minus the legs
and arms. Major muscles in this area include the rectus abdomi-
nus, internal and external obliques, transversus abdominals, pelvic
foor muscles, multifdus and erector spinae. Minor core muscles
include the back, buttocks and shoulder muscles.

Body principles

Pelvic placement: Neutral and imprint/scoop.
Head and cervical placement: Neutral cervical placement;
keeping the natural curve of your spine in your neck.
Spinal articulation: Moving one vertebra at a time (think
“You are as young as your spine is fexible.” –Joseph Pilates).
Fluidity/fow: Balance, grace, agility; move and live with
purpose and precision.

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The spring sports season is a popular

time for school-aged children. Afer
a few months of being cooped up
indoors, many kids are ready to spend
time in the fresh air. Organized team
sports are one way they can burn energy
and learn lessons in camaraderie and
problem-solving.
Spring sports season presents a host of
opportunities for athletic youngsters. But
the secret to a successful season has little to
do with wins and losses and a lot to do with

making sure children have fun and take the
necessary precautions to reduce their risk
of injury on the playing feld.
According to the National Institute of
Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin
Diseases, nearly 40 million children and
adolescents participate in organized sports
across North America each year. Although
sports are an ideal way to socialize and
get much-needed exercise, they also can
increase participants’ risk of sufering
a sports-related injury. Te Centers for

Disease Control and Prevention state that
millions of children age 15 and under are
treated in hospital emergency rooms for
sports-related injuries every year. Some of
the more common injuries include sprains
and strains, growth plate injuries, repetitive
motion injuries and heat-related illness.
Certain sports go hand-in-hand with the
spring season. Here is a look at some popular
spring sports and how to reduce a child’s risk
of sufering some of the more common inju-
ries associated with those sports.

Baseball/softball

Te start of the spring season coincides
with the commencement of the profes-
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schools and towns have baseball and
sofball leagues that also begin once the
weather warms up. Baseball and sofball
are popular sports. However, each sport
involves sliding, running, fast-moving balls
and long hours out in the elements. Each
of these activities can cause injury, and
some of the more common injuries associ-
ated with baseball and sofball include sof
tissue strains, fractures afer being hit by a
ball, sunburn and heat fatigue.
Children who are playing baseball or sof-
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safety equipment. Tis includes a batting
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Soccer

Soccer has long been a popular sport
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eye coordination. Te constant running
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spring sports for kids in terms of overall
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Due to the constant movement involved
with soccer, players should regularly rehy-
drate. Shin guards can prevent injuries
and bruising to the legs, while wearing
sunscreen will protect kids from
sun exposure.

Lacrosse

Lacrosse is a game that
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ball, football and hockey.
Players throw and catch a
small, hard, rubber ball
with a netted stick, called
a crosse.

Lacrosse is a contact
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prevent injury. Players must wear helmets,
typically with a safety grill over the face for
boys. A mouthpiece, gloves and padding
can be worn to further prevent injuries.

Track and feld

Some athletes excel in track and feld.
Although less combative than other sports
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competitors revolve heavily around the
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warm-up periods and make sure athletes
always wear supportive footwear. Players
should always consume a good deal of
water or other fuids to remain hydrated,
and take sufcient breaks when the
weather is warm.
Spring sports are popular
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When the weather warms,
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crystalREVELATIONS

At 2:20 a.m. on Tursday, February 28, my

father passed away. I was at his side along
with his wife, Peg, and my husband, Jesse.
Te Monday before he passed, he had just turned 80.
His name was William Ralph Creapo.
Te last six months of his life, he was in and out of
the hospital. Some of his return trips were due to the
incompetence of the people who were charged with
his well-being. Fifeen years before his death, he was
in the hospital for 45 days due to a botched surgery
that was supposed to “fx” his problems, but instead
they made his life more difcult. Regardless of the circumstances
of his last years, last months and even his last days, he always had an
answer or a comeback that he delivered with a smile. Tat’s how I
knew he was still “my Dad.” My father and I had been estranged for
many years, but over the last few years we had started to communi-
cate and his wit was never diminished.

Te second-to-last time that he was in the hospital, I asked my
husband if he would do energy work on Dad. We went to the hospital
where a session of energy work was done. Afer he fnished, Jesse told
me and my father’s wife that my Dad could not be healed, but he
would help him fnd peace as he passed. My father had lived a hard
fast life; his frst heart attack was at 35, his liver was shot, his lungs
flled with fuid and his kidneys were shutting
down. I wanted my father to leave this place
without fear and with dignity. Jesse helped
him to do that.
Te sessions that followed were called
“treatments” by my father. Tey were sessions
that Jesse poured love and peace on a vibra-
tional level into my father. Jesse would work
on him so that he wasn’t in pain and could
breathe better, and then would give him the
frequency of love that gave him peace. Te
second-to-last night my father was alive and
lucid, when Jesse entered the room and took
my father’s hands in his hands, my father

Minerals:
helping to
cope with
grieving

By Jane Hamilton

Various malachite formations frame this 1962 photo of column author and her father, Ralph.

Lepidolite specimens paired with golden onyx.

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looked up at him and
said, “My friend is here.”
He told Jesse that he was
“a beautiful man” and
“magnifcent.” Tat same
night, my father told me
that he was dying, he said
he was “ok” and ready to
die. Te next evening,
the very last night of my
father’s life, Jesse was
there to show my father
the gateways and help
him move on to the next
place bathed in light,
peace and love.

Intellectually, one knows that the passing of one who is sufering
and is ready to move on is the best thing to happen for that person.
No one wants their loved one to sufer. I did not want my father to
sufer and linger in pain. But then there is the little girl inside me that
creeps out and just wants her “Daddy” to still be here. But he’s not …
he is gone.

Sometimes the grieving process needs a push to help us get over
our loss. As a part of the process, minerals and crystals can help us get
through these tough times with their energy and vibration. Here are
some minerals to assist in this process:
Onyx will aid in banishment of grief, allowing us to lif the
sadness that we have from the loss of someone we love.
Apache tears, a form of obsidian, which is a volcanic glass
formed by great pressure. Tis mineral gives us comfort in a
time of grief. Traditionally it has been used to mourn the loss
of warriors not back from battle. Insight is given to one to
accept death.
Malachite, known as the stone of transformation, will aid us
in the acceptance of the change that the death of a loved one has
forced upon us.
Calcite calms one and assists in soothing the emotions brought
by the grief of the passing of a loved one. It will help us to iden-
tify those feelings created by the situation and then assist in
releasing those emotions into the universe.
Lepidolite, also a stone of transformation, helps one to accept
the change and the loss of a loved one. It will help to smooth
the difculties that one sufers as one moves through the griev-
ing process.

If you fnd yourself in the situation of grieving and you can not get
through it alone, please turn to your friends and family for help. If
need be, please seek professional help. You do not have to be alone at
this time in your life.
As for me, please do not worry. I am doing fne. I loved my father
and when I think of him and who he was, a smile comes to my lips
and then into my heart. “I miss you, Daddy.”

Calcite comes in a rainbow of colors.

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For the average American, buying a

home is one of the biggest invest-
ments they will ever make. Even with
a sizeable down payment, most people
fnance at least a portion of the cost, usually
in the form of a home loan (mortgage).
If you’ve ever applied for a mortgage,
you’re probably aware that it can be over-
whelming at times. Getting organized
and preparing before applying can help

alleviate stress and streamline the process.
Following are a few key considerations
when preparing to fnance or refnance
your home.

Home loan options

Choosing the mortgage that is right for you
is a matter of deciding which one best fts
your lifestyle, budget and needs. Some of
the more common types of home mort-
gages include fxed-rate mortgages, adjust-
able-rate mortgages (ARMs) and balloon
mortgages. Each of these loan options has
pros and cons, and the best choice for you
depends on your situation.

Fixed-rate mortgage: Te interest rate
on a fxed-rate mortgage remains the same
throughout the life of the loan.
Pros: You know exactly how much you
owe. Te interest and principal payments
are fxed and are usually due at regular
intervals, making it easier to budget.
Cons: Interest rates are usually a little
higher than other types of loans. While
you can opt to refnance if interest rates go
down, you will likely have to pay closing
costs again.

Adjustable-rate mortgage (ARM): An
ARM has a set initial fxed-rate period
(usually one or more years) during which
the interest rate doesn’t change. Afer
that time, the interest rate and monthly
payments may fuctuate up or down based
on market rates.
Pros: Good option if planning to pay of,
refnance or only stay in your home for a
limited number of years. Te lower interest
rate can equal lower mortgage payments
during the initial fxed-rate period.
Cons: Te interest rate and payments
may go up considerably once the initial
term ends, which makes this a risky option
if planning to stay and pay for your home
over a long period of time.

Balloon mortgage: Tese mortgages are
similar to ARMs in that they feature a rela-
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initial period of time. Afer the initial term,
the entire balance of the loan is due, so you
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While the malformation usually is present at birth, it ofen doesn’t
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today. “While in ICU, she had a tracheotomy and had to be fed
through a tube. Now she enjoys being able to eat and is happy just
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do the laundry. I can vacuum the house if I want. I can really do
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to work and volunteering.”
She also will help Anthony sell his wooden lawn decorations at
craf shows and farmers markets on the weekends. Carol just won’t
be happy unless she is busy.
She has no health insurance and her medical bills have been
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planning a Celebration of Support with the help of Community
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and volunteering, please join her “miracle team” at Tanner’s Grill
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event.” Checks can also be made payable and mailed to: Commu-
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— Attn: Carol (Biese) Cappaert Fund. All donations made through
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Community Beneft Tree, a 501(c)(3) nonproft organization, celebrates people’s
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prolonged duration occur in early fall or late spring. Extreme
fuctuations in temperature can be extremely destructive to plants
throughout the fall, winter and spring.
On cold winter days, the sun can heat up the bark to the point
where an area of the bark becomes active. When the sun is blocked,
the bark temperature drops rapidly, killing the entire area. Tis
usually happens with thin-barked and newly planted trees. It may
not be until summer when you see the damage. Damage usually
appears as an elongated, sunken, dried or cracked area of dead bark,
usually on the south or southwest side of the tree. You can reduce
the chance of damage by wrapping the trunk with commercial tree
wrap, plastic tree guards or any other light-colored material; it will
refect the sun and keep the bark at a more constant temperature.

Some springs you may notice many evergreen plants that are of-
color or brown; this is called winter burn. Winter burn can occur
for a few diferent reasons. Te number one reason this occurs is
due to no snow cover and low temperatures, which causes the soil
to freeze deep enough to stop water from being taken up by the
roots of the evergreen. Winter sun and wind cause excessive foliage
water loss that cannot be replaced, resulting in dehydration of the
plant tissue. Another way winter burn transpires is during bright,
sunny winter days when the foliage warms up enough to become
active, but then the sun is quickly shaded and the temperature

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drops and damages the foliage. Foliage damage normally occurs
on the south, southwest and windward sides of the plant, but in
severe cases the whole plant may be afected. Do not prune out the
brown right away because the new buds are more cold-hardy than
the needles and the new growth may fll in the area quickly. Te best
prevention for winter burn is to water all your evergreens well in the
fall; do not let them go into winter dry. If the winter is very dry and
you think they are starting to burn, cover them with pine boughs or
burlap to reduce the efects of winter sun and wind.
Snow and ice damage can happen to any plant in the winter.
Heavy snow accumulations can cause bending and breaking
of branches. Multiple leader upright evergreens are usually the
hardest hit. Damage can usually be reduced by tying the leaders
together about two-thirds of the way up with rope or nylon stock-
ings. Make sure you do not wrap the rope all the way around the
stem because this can girdle the stem in later years and be more
damaging than the snow could ever be.
Salt used for de-icing can cause injury to all parts of your plant.
Not only can it damage the foliage of evergreens but also the buds
and stems of deciduous trees. In the spring, salt runof can injure
roots and be absorbed by the plant. Te best solution is not plant-
ing trees and shrubs in highly salted areas. Avoid areas where salt
runof collects or use salt tolerant species in that area. Some people
use burlap barriers for protection from salt spray.
Our wildlife can cause great damage to our landscape in the winter.
Mice, rabbits and deer feed on the twigs, bark and foliage. Tey can
girdle trees and shrubs overnight and eat shrubs to the ground. Te
best wildlife prevention is fencing. For rodents like feld mice and
meadow voles, you need quarter-inch mesh hardware cloth. For
rabbits and deer, chicken wire works well. Always make sure to go
high enough so wildlife cannot get over the top in deep snow.
Although plant cold-hardiness and winter injury are common
problems with Wisconsin winters, appropriate plant selection,
proper site selection, and suitable practice and maintenance will
signifcantly reduce or prevent severe injury or complete loss of
your landscape plants.
If you were not adequately prepared, now is the time to get
advice from a local landscape professional about how to best deal
with this past winter’s damage!

“ On cold winter days, the sun
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point where an area of the
bark becomes active. When
the sun is blocked, the bark
temperature drops rapidly,
killing the entire area.”

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Trauma is in the eye of the beholder.

It is a person’s perception and inter-
pretation of what has happened to
them. Any life event that causes a person to
feel very overwhelmed, helpless or trapped
can become a “stuck” traumatic experience
in the mind/body. Cumulative traumas
beginning from conception can shape how
we think, act, feel, react and respond.

Consequences for our
children

When trauma happens in childhood, it
sets the child up for struggles throughout
their lifetime. Instead of the brain and
body developing to thrive, they are forced
to develop for survival. Te consequences
of children experiencing trauma may
include:

• Impaired learning.
• Lower immune function.
• Physical and emotional distress.
• Impulsive behavior.
• PTSD, anxiety and depression.
• Substance abuse.
• Decrease in overall well-being later in

life.
• Inability to feel joy.
• Decreased lifespan.
• Anxious nervous system.

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Trough relationships with important
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organized. Tis is important for academic
performance, and for children learning
how to trust and regulate their emotions.
From our very beginnings in infancy, we
are trying to make sense of our world. Our
brains and body create a working model
from which we experience and understand
the world we live in.
If we are fortunate to live in a loving home,
where we are treated well, our brain starts
to organize our memories under the core
beliefs that we are loved, the world we live in
is safe and that we will be taken care of. Tese
beliefs get fled away in our memory, and it
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our lives. How we make sense of our world
begins with our attachments and relation-
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infuence our perceptions of ourselves and
of others. Attachment and bonding experi-
ences infuence how we connect and discon-
nect in relationships throughout our life-
time. If a child is experiencing and witness-
ing abuse, their worldview will be a negative
worldview. Tey will start to believe that the
world around them is not safe, and their
behavior will refect these beliefs. “What
fows through your mind sculpts your brain.”
–Rick Hanson, Ph.D.

What do we do to change this
outcome?

A body of research has identifed factors
known to prevent and reduce child abuse
and neglect. Tese factors — including
parental resilience, nurturing and attach-
ment, social connections, knowledge about
parenting and child development, social
and emotional competence of children,
and concrete supports for parents — are
outlined in “Preventing Child Maltreat-
ment and Promoting Well-being: A

Network for Action 2012 Resource Guide,”
also developed by the Children’s Bureau.1
Educating our community and support-
ing the next generation of parents is para-
mount to avoid repeating generational
trauma. Traumatic experiences and result-
ing behaviors get conditioned, and if indi-
viduals are not aware of how this impacts
them, they are likely to repeat what was
done to them.
Educating the community that everyone
has the ability to rewire and rework old
memories and experience is important. We
have the ability to change our worldviews
and perceptions of ourselves and others.

Please check back next month for part 2,
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healing.

“How we make sense of our world
begins with our attachments and
relationships in our childhood.
These relationships infuence our
perceptions of ourselves and of others.”

Cherie Lindberg, LPC, NCC, certifed
in Brainspotting and EMDR, is the
owner and director of Get Connected
Counseling, LLC, a mental health
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and counseling services to teens, adults, couples
and families
. Get Connected Counseling ofers a
diferent experience in counseling than clients have
had before, with a focus on transformational healing
of mind, body and spirit.

Source: 1. http://www.nctsn.org/
resources/public-awareness/
national-child-abuse-prevention-month.

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Question: I’m new to the gluten-free lifestyle, and I am over-
whelmed with what foods I cannot eat! Where do I start?
Answer: Go back to the basics and start there with foods that are
naturally gluten-free. Vegetables, fruits, nuts, beans and rice are
all good places to start. We ofen overwhelm ourselves with what
foods we cannot eat. If you think about what foods you can eat, the
outlook on eliminating gluten looks much more positive.
Start with a list or menu. Planning ahead will always make
mealtime less overwhelming. Get a cookbook (gluten-free, unless
you’re feeling very confdent with substituting) and be prepared
to spend some time in the kitchen. Try to replace the wheat four
with gluten-free all-purpose four, and do not give up on the frst
try if something doesn’t turn out. Eliminate wheat in a meal by
omitting the bread or breading. Using a lettuce wrap instead is
not only gluten-free, but also a healthier option. Pair your protein
and veggies with rice, quinoa, millet or sweet potatoes. And don’t
forget to let yourself indulge once in a while so you don’t feel
deprived of some of those foods you used to eat. Tink of some of
those natural sweet treats, like chocolate, tea or cofee!

Question: What are some of the signs of a gluten allergy or
sensitivity?
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the gastrointestinal (GI), stomach and digestive problems, which
can include one or some of the following: gas, bloating, queasi-
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to go to the bathroom (which can all be paired with IBS - irritable
bowel syndrome). Additional signs include headaches/migraines
and emotional issues like chronic irritability and sudden, irratio-
nal mood shifs. Sometimes these symptoms appear right afer
meals but don’t last long. In other cases, symptoms can last for a
few days or even show up days later, which can then ofen lead to a
diagnosis of an autoimmune disease instead of gluten intolerance.
Fibromyalgia, fatigue, joint pain and neurological issues can also
be signs of a gluten allergy or sensitivity.

If you’re experiencing these issues or would just like to eliminate
gluten, keep a journal of your progress. Start by writing down your
possible symptoms and whether they are sporadic or chronic. Afer
a 60-day elimination period, go over your notes and see how many
of your symptoms linger. If they are mostly gone, you may decide to
stick with your gluten-free diet. If you’re uncertain, go back to your
former diet to see if those symptoms come back with a vengeance.

Question: Are oats really gluten-free?
Answer: Yes. Uncontaminated pure oats are gluten-free.
Te main problem with oats is contamination. Most commer-
cial oats are processed in facilities that also process wheat, barley
and rye. Te gluten in these ingredients can contaminate oats, and
the nature of most gluten intolerances is that even a trace amount
of gluten can cause severe distress.
Contamination can also happen in the feld, when oats are
grown side-by-side with felds of wheat. And contamination can
vary between batches of processed oats grown and processed in the
same place. So one box of conventional oats may be okay for one
gluten-intolerant person, but then the next box might give them a
terrible reaction. It’s best to completely avoid conventionally grown
and processed oats and stick with certifed gluten-free oats!
While oats are safe for most people that are gluten-intolerant,
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A gluten-free
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Question: When I am around people who
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you think about this?
Answer: You need not be afraid. Ninety-
nine percent of psychics are not mind
readers. You are asking about a true telepath.
For a true telepath to make it past adoles-
cence without blowing out their fuses is rare.
Te rare one that does manage to navigate
unfettered by the chaos that afects most tele-
paths, learns at an early age that staying inside
their own head is much safer. When you go
messing around in someone’s head, you just
don’t come back the same way you went in.
A true telepath knows this and stays in their
own head. You see, there is nothing to worry
about; your personal thoughts are safe.

Question: So what can a psychic see?
Answer: Tat is a big question. Psychics
come in so many varieties. It’s not like on TV.
Most psychics had no one to teach them; we
had to fgure it out on our own. Most of us
learned to see in our own way, as we see in
diferent ways. Some pick up just a little, some
too much. Most never learn to pay attention.
When a young psychic, a clairsentient
for example, starts paying attention, he or
she may notice a scent and associate it with
danger over time. Tis young psychic is
learning how to use the ability to stay safe. If
one develops an interest over time, he or she
will learn to put things together and build an
alphabet of vibrations. Most young psychics
have not built an alphabet or extensive library
and, therefore, do not have a sufcient point
of reference to be able to observe with clarity.

So there is nothing to fear from amateurs.
Tey simply won’t be able to see with clarity.
A psychic that chooses to make it a profes-
sion and learn the feld as a way of life, in
time will learn to see more.
I am a professional psychic or seer. If
you come into the store to buy something
or see me out on the street, what will I see?
I will see, for the most part, the same thing
anyone else sees. I can tell if one is sad or
angry, but then so can most people. Tat’s
because I will see what is most projected by
the person. I have no reason or need to go
further. I learned long ago who I am and
where I begin, and who another is. I prefer
to stay in my own head for my own sanity.
I don’t like probing people. First of all, I see
probing someone against one’s will as wrong,
very wrong. Secondly, I don’t need you in my
head or body all day. I am here to live my life
and that is the life I live.
If one comes in the store and I feel danger,
well then I will keep a closer eye on that
person. I will look at one’s body language
and maybe listen to their voice; but I will not
probe them. Tere are too many reasons why
someone may carry the vibration of danger
with them. One may have gotten some
bad news and is feeling vulnerable. Maybe
someone “creeped them out” before they
came into the store, so they came in to feel
or be safe. Maybe they are just having a really
bad day. Tey may be having a hard time
holding it all together and are trying to hide
what they feel, hoping no one notices that
they are afraid. Te list of reasons goes on
and on. Tat’s too much info. I have to stay
grounded. I need to stay in my own head if I
am going to get through the day.

Te head of the psychic that probes people
against their will is like a blender on high.
Everything gets all mixed up and the psychic
does not know where they begin or end. As
a matter of fact, they can’t tell what real life is
or what their own fantasy is. It’s kind of like
a bunch of loud gossips in a small room: you
just can’t wait to run out. Te psychic that
probes others has too much info and can’t
see anything other than confusion.
If you want me to “see for you,” you will
have to ask me. We will set an appointment
for a reading, which will be done in my
ofce where I can open up. Tis is a place
where I can feel you and only you. It will
take a few minutes to start interpreting what
I am feeling. I have to separate your wants
from your needs; your fears and wants from
reality; your anger, your sadness and so on.
It’s not so easy. Not at all like on TV. It’s hard
work. Nine out of ten times, when I am
done with a reading, I am fne in a minute
or two. It’s the one out of ten that can hang
on for hours. So, I don’t see much more than
another unless I am working. A professional
psychic can see. Most of us can’t wait to be
in our own heads so we can live our own
lives. Te number one rule for a profes-
sional psychic is this: don’t go into the home
of another without being invited.
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Imagine you are sitting in front of a piece of blank paper and a

vast array of paints and brushes. You dip your brush in a color
that seems to speak to you. You put your brush on the paper
and let it go where it feels like it wants to go, letting your intuition
guide it. You don’t care what this painting looks like because that
is not what is important. You are using color, shape or image for
spontaneous expression in this moment, taking you on a journey
towards personal growth, self-awareness and insight. Tis is intui-
tive painting. Intuitive painting is not about learning techniques or
making a beautiful painting. It is about the process of self explora-
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It sounds very simple to paint for process rather than for product,
but what can make it difcult is that we are used to having a stake in
the outcome of our work. Because of this many people believe they
are not creative, or that they are creative, but just not good enough.
Living in a world of comparison has stifed our innate desire to
create. However, spontaneous expression ofen fnds a release in our
daily lives. We may doodle while on the phone, write in a journal,
sing out loud or dance to a great song. Tese are all expressions
of creativity. When we paint for process, we are using paint as the
vehicle for outward expression of our inner feelings and emotions.
When we are intuitively painting, we face a blank paper with
nothing planned. Tere is great freedom in this — having no expec-
tations and no judgment, just an openness to let our inner wisdom
guide us on a journey. So what do we do? Maybe we feel like we
want to paint a tree with purple paint, but we know trees aren’t
purple and we can’t even draw trees. Why can’t a tree be purple and
who cares if it doesn’t look like a tree? Tink about young children
who do not yet have these barriers created about their art. Tey
confdently scribble and paint whatever they feel like without care
for what it looks like. Tey do not have limiting beliefs stopping
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For the past couple of months and the

past couple of years, you have read our
articles that described what it takes
to create sustainable soils and the potential
problems that can occur if the soil “life cycle”
is disrupted either chemically or through our
own use of the land. Today I would like to
talk to you about one “tool” that homeown-
ers and gardeners can use to help get back
their healthy soil — compost tea.
Over inorganic fertilization and/or the
use of chemical applications to any soil
destroys biological activity in that soil.
Without biological activity, you have no
way to create sustainable, safe and healthy
soils. Compost teas inoculate poor soils
with benefcial biology and give it the
“jump start” it needs to a healthy, sustain-
able existence.
Brewing high-quality compost tea with
consistent results is a challenge (much

like brewing good-quality cofee or beer),
which is why it’s critical to source the
highest-quality compost and nutrients
as well as utilize the best equipment and
processes that will not harm the biology.
Brewing compost tea can be as simple as a
fve-gallon bucket and compost processed
from home, or as complex as a 250-gallon
brewer, bio-assay tested compost, and
an assortment of nutrients and soil addi-
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yard Organics™ takes. In addition to the
technical design of the equipment and the
science behind the formulations, timing of
the applications is critical. Compost tea is
a live, active, aerobic blend of microbes,
which are rapidly expanding and can
become unfavorable if they run out of
oxygen and become anaerobic. Applying
compost tea within the frst 48 hours of a
fnished brew cycle is critical to receiving a

quality product.
A good-quality compost tea is deter-
mined by its quantity and diversity of
microbes. Compost teas that achieve high
quantities and a good diversity of bacteria,
fungi, nematodes and protozoa are able
to combat a larger variety of symptomatic
issues. Each community, each neighbor-
hood and each yard have unique soil needs.
Having a high count and a diverse group of
microbes ensures consistent results. Also,
applications within a yard can vary, which is
why it’s important to be able to understand
the diferences between a fungal-domi-
nated need versus a bacterially dominated
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Verifed benefts of
compost tea:

1. Improves soil structure and porosity —
creating a better plant root environment.
2. Increases moisture infltration and
permeability, and reduces bulk density
of heavy soils — improving moisture
infltration rates and reducing erosion
and runof.
3. Improves the moisture holding capacity
of light soils — reducing water loss
and nutrient leaching, and improving
moisture retention.
4. Improves the cation exchange capacity
(CEC) of soils.
5. Supplies organic matter.

6. Aids the proliferation of soil microbes.

7. Supplies benefcial microorganisms to
soils and growing media.
8. Encourages vigorous root growth.

9. Allows plants to more efectively utilize
nutrients while reducing nutrient loss by
leaching.
10. Enables soils to retain nutrients longer.

11. Contains humus — assisting in soil
aggregation and making nutrients more
available for plant uptake.
12. Bufers soil pH.

In addition to the numerous biological
benefts, compost tea also has a practical
side that can greatly beneft the homeowner.
Compost tea, whether you brew it yourself
or have someone apply it for you, can be
applied as a foliar feeder. Feeding the leaves
of plants, shrubs and trees, efciently uptakes
nutrients, stimulates the plant rhizosphere
and acts as a protector against harmful leaf
diseases. Also, compost tea is much easier to
spread and faster acting than compost, with
the same biological benefts of a compost top
dressing application (we would still recom-
mend compost application if your soil is
lacking organic matter).

Here is what a few experts in the
feld have to say about compost tea:

“Aerated compost teas are the latest in scien-
tifc organic research today. In many ways,
aerated teas ofer greater immediate bene-
fts than classic compost, manure or other
homemade foliar teas.” –Te Garden Web
“Good tea is worth the trouble to brew
because it can transform your lawn and
garden.” —Paul Tukey, author of “Te
Organic Lawn Care Manual”

“Compost tea is one of the inputs on the
horizon that will change the way we deal
with several of the management aspects
of growing high-quality turfgrass, either
in your backyard, on your town’s parks
and athletic felds, or on commercial and
institutional properties.” —Chip Osborne,
Osborne Organics
Dr. Elaine Ingham, a leading researcher
and founder of the Soil Foodweb organi-
zation, sums the benefts of compost teas
up best … “Te use of actively aerated tea,
when applied under a proper management
regime, returns benefcial biology to the
soil. Tis in turn rebuilds a soil food web,
which reduces dependency on fertilizers
and pesticides, improves plant growth and
reduces disease, signifcantly reduces water
use, reduces toxicity and encourages the
healthy establishment of healthy biology.”

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What is your defnition of happiness? Some of us would

say it is the absence of sadness, while others would say
it is the inner peace they feel when they meditate. Some
say it is that feeting feeling you get when you obtain something
you consider valuable — a relationship, money, new home, dream
job or the perfect pair of shoes. In psychology, happiness is defned
as positive emotions such as optimism, high self-esteem, surren-
der and contentment. Buddhism says happiness is achieved by
overcoming all desires.
Desire is one of the most basic human emotions. It is an
instinctual impulse that creates feelings of yearning to acquire
anything that we consider valuable. Put a mouse in a maze flled
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“rainy day.” Te desire to acquire is an impulse from the primi-
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dopamine. If too much dopamine is released, we become addicted
to our yearnings. Tis explains how it can be that people never get
enough power, money, infuence, houses or cars. It also helps us
to understand addictions to drugs, food, sex or relationships. Te
primitive brain never feels like it has enough. So no matter how
much we accumulate of what we desire, it is not enough to bring
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So how can we experience “unconditional happiness,” which
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have an interest in making connections

with businesses such as theirs. She also

offers helpful exhibitor success tips on her

website. Sponsorships are available as well.

Pratt makes it a priority to ensure her

expos are family friendly events and uses

her planning skills and creativity to make

them fun for all. Popular activities include

recycled furniture contests, recycled art

contests, Miss “Go Green” pageants and

face painting, to name a few.

With the majority of Americans now giving

more serious consideration to eating health-

ier, exercising consistently and being more

socially responsible, there is a growing need

for education and identification of resources.

Through Healthy Living Events, LLC — and

great determination and perseverance — Pratt

is able to present and promote healthier, more

efficient and more ecologically sound infor-

mation, products and services that enhance

lifestyles and create a better future for all of

us in Wisconsin.

“There are so many valuable resources for

those who want to make healthy choices

right here in our Wisconsin communi-

ties,” she says. “There just needs

to be more awareness.”

Here’s to making
HEALTHY
connections!

MARK YOUR
CALENDAR

May 4, 2013 • 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Natural Product &
Organic Food Expo

Sunnyview Expo Center, Oshkosh

August 10, 2013 • 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

International Food &
Fair Trade Expo

Tri-County Arena, Neenah

Sept. 21, 2013 • 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Sport & Fitness Expo

Sunnyview Expo Center, Oshkosh

Coming in January 2014

Living Green &
Natural Health Expo

Sunnyview Expo Center, Oshkosh

In addition to her statewide expo work,

Pratt is also producing a television

show for a local cable channel that

will focus on educating consumers,

providing local sources and showcasing

small local businesses involved in

healthy living activities like urban

farming, homesteading, aquaponics,

nutrition, organic food and more!

WATCH FOR HEALTHY LIVING
TV SHOW THIS SUMMER!

Natalie Pratt
PO Box 1113, Oshkosh, WI 54903

920.312.0014
greenevents@new.rr.com

www.healthylivingevents.com

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lthy Living Events

Next up for Pratt is the Natural Product & Organic Food Expo on May 4 in Oshkosh.

This educational event brings together Wisconsin and national companies that specialize

in natural and organic products and food, as well as green and eco-friendly products

for the home, pets and the whole family.

It features a farmers market where visitors can meet and buy direct from Wisconsin-

based organic farmers and vendors. This includes offerings such as grassfed beef,

free-range chicken, organic fruit and vegetables, as well as information about CSAs.

Visitors can choose to learn more about topics like: gardening and growing; building

greenhouses and garden structures; natural supplements, clothing, household products

and toys; earth-sheltered homes and log cabins; aquaponics and hydroponics;

foods that heal; outdoor cooking; urban farming; sustainable and natural living

skills; wilderness camping; hobby and backyard farming; and much more!

Natural Product & Organic Food Expo

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Ask many of the top professional and amateur athletes

what their training secret is and they will respond by
saying, “personalized eating!” Eating healthful food is one
thing, but eating in accordance with your own unique, genetically
determined, biochemical makeup is quite another thing. One
man’s protein shake is another man’s poison. Finding out what
foods are right (and which are wrong) for you is the key to health
and performance. Foods that are compatible with your body will
increase your strength and energy. Consumption of foods or
added chemicals that YOUR body perceives as harmful will result
in intolerance reactions. Food intolerance induces the excessive
generation of toxic-free radicals and infammatory chemicals. Te
damage can result in a wide range of health problems.

The following are some of the effects of food sensi-
tivities that are of strong interest to athletes:

1. Direct damage to the mitochondria in our cells. Te
mitochondria are the site where energy is produced. Te

wrong food activates the immune system and free radicals and
attacking molecules produced can cause damage to the DNA
and other structures within the mitochondria, resulting in
lower energy production.

2. Related to the above point is that infammation will also
cause a shortening of the ends of the strands of your
DNA called telomeres.
Telomeres are like the plastic pieces at
the end of a shoe lace, holding the DNA strands together. When
telomeres are shortened, the cell can no longer reproduce, becomes
old and dies. Tis could explain cancer and generalized weakened
immunity in old age. Avoid this by avoiding infammation!

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3. Auto-immunity can also arise from too much
infammation.
Some immune cells die in the process of trying
to neutralize a food. Te DNA from the dead cells release their
own genetic material, which, if it is too great, may become itself
perceived as a “foreign” body the immune system must attack.
However, this time you are attacking the blueprint for your own
bodily proteins (structures) and autoimmune reactions may
occur. Toxic immune chemicals also damage muscle tissue.

4. Certain immune chemicals will block insulin receptors
on your muscle (and brain and liver) cells.
Tis is a recently
discovered fnding made by medical scientists that explains why
food intolerance makes people fat. Te muscle cells are starved of
important energy material, which is instead stored as fat in fat cells.

5. Food intolerance can cause infammation in the gut. An
extreme form is celiac disease.
Tis reduces the absorption
of nutrients that are needed for proper energy production as
well as all other biological processes. It also consumes serotonin

in the gut. Serotonin defcits are related to sugar cravings.

6. Food intolerance can cause infammation in the upper
and lower airways.
Decreased air intake limits aerobic
metabolic function.
7. Chronic infammation also makes you fatigued. Ever
wonder why you feel so tired when you get the fu? It’s because the
same immune chemicals that are intended to fght viruses cause
fatigue so that you are forced to rest when you are sick. Your body
wants you to rest, not exercise, so that your energy can be used
to fght the invader. Te immune system that’s inappropriately
activated by the wrong food will thus cause you to be chronically
fatigued to a lesser or greater extent. Te immune system is now
mistaking a food particle for a virus or bacteria.

When it comes to athletic performance, intense exercise alone
generates damaging free radicals that may interfere with prog-
ress. Knowing what foods you do not tolerate may be the most
powerful tool for improving athletic performance and well-being.
Healing comes from within!

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Body composition analysis: Human body composition assessed with printout providing values of fat

mass, fat-free mass and total body water. Essential for monitoring sustainable fat loss, not just weight loss.

Food Sensitivity Testing/Education

Salivary Hormone Testing Profiles: Male, Female Cycle, Menopause Evaluation, or Adrenal Stress

General Nutrition Consultations for any health condition

• A clearer understanding of your blood work and lab test results

• Healthy grocery shopping - Personal Shopper

• Alternative recipe ingredient help

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• Supplement analysis and advice

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“ The immune system that’s
inappropriately activated by
the wrong food will thus cause
you to be chronically fatigued
to a lesser or greater extent.”

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Frequent clicking in your jaw, clunking

when biting down into a piece of hard
candy, or cracking when you open your
mouth wide when yawning or for a dental clean-
ing are some of the more common symptoms of
TMJ (temperomandibular joint) dysfunction.
Other signs and symptoms of TMJ dysfunction
are pain and soreness in the TMJ joint, located in
front of the ear, or pain along the jaw line, locking
with the mouth open or closed, and associated
pain in the upper neck with or without tension
headaches. Problems like these give you reason to
avoid your favorite foods, give up chewing gum, and
make you dread a trip to the dentist just due to the discomfort you
feel when opening your mouth.
According to the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial
Research, a conservative estimate is that ten million Americans sufer
from TMJ dysfunction, with more women than men reporting TMJ
symptoms. Te causes of TMJ are unknown, but are believed to
develop over time, in bouts of pain that come and go. One important
symptom of TMJ dysfunction is bite malalignment of the maxilla
over the mandible. An uneven bite increases wear on one side of the
teeth, which stresses the TMJ further and can create a hypomobile
(not moving) side, and a hypermobile joint on the other side that
moves too much. Excess sliding and shifing within the joint create
stress on joint surfaces not intended to withstand routine loading
from chewing, biting down on something hard, and extended bouts
of repetitive oral movements such as biting a pen cap or biting the
nails. Tis process results in early joint degeneration.

Tere are three possible syndromes that are blamed for TMJ
pain, including myofascial pain from muscle imbalance or tight-
ness around one or both joints, a disc problem within the joint,

Talking
about TMJ
dysfunction

By Jill Murphy, DPT, LAT, CSCS

“... there are many conservative
treatments that can make a
huge diference in the intensity
and frequency of pain fares
that don’t require extensive
jaw reconstruction surgery.”

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Get Better. Faster.

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Most insurance plans accepted.

Don’t setle for a life with pain.
Call
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Return to the JOY of living!

Jill Murphy, DPT, LAT, CSCS, is a doctor of physical therapy,
licensed athletic trainer, and certifed strength and conditioning
specialist with over a decade of experience in treating back pain,
neck pain, headaches, TMJ dysfunction, fbromyalgia and chronic
pain with a hands-on, manual therapy approach balanced with
functional exercise. Dr. Murphy also enjoys treating orthopedic and sports inju-
ries and post-operative joints, as well as providing sports performance training
on a one-on-one basis. She is the owner of MotionWorks Physical Terapy, a
boutique physical therapy practice located in Neenah, specializing in personal-
ized care with the same physical therapist every visit. Patients are treated as a
whole person, with a thorough evaluation of the patient’s movement pattern to
address the source of the patient’s pain, not simply just treating the injury. For
more information or to schedule an appointment, please call 920.215.2050 or
visit www.motionworkspt.com. Most insurance plans accepted.

and arthritis or degenerative changes within the joint. A dental
care provider, primary physician or physical therapist can help
assess TMJ dysfunction and develop a treatment plan to address
your symptoms. Providers will work together as a team to deter-
mine the best treatment approach to reduce your pain and symp-
toms. A dental provider can make an oral device, bite guard or
splint to address bite deviations and nocturnal habits such as
clenching and grinding the teeth. A physical therapist will assess
joint movement and deviations in bite and mouth opening, and
determine which muscles are afected in the head, neck and TMJ.
Using joint mobilization, sof tissue work and exercises, patients
can regain mouth opening, reduce and eliminate their pain, and
learn to avoid stressful oral habits.
If you don’t have a dentist or doctor’s appointment coming up, you
can start addressing your TMJ pain by making some simple changes.
First, fnd and maintain your resting mouth position, which relaxes
the jaw and keeps the teeth apart throughout the day. Resting mouth
position is a relaxed jaw, teeth apart, lips together and tongue gently
placed behind the front two teeth resting fat in the front one-third
of the roof of your mouth. Later on, you can progress this exercise
by practicing opening your mouth just one to two centimeters while
maintaining your tongue on the roof of your mouth.

Next, make a habit of avoiding the following poor
oral habits that can aggravate your TMJ pain:

Chewy and crunchy foods: choose cooked versus raw veggies
and cut whole fruit into pieces instead of eating them whole.

Full mouth opening: control your mouth opening with
yawning, talking, and singing; if at the dentist, let them know
that you have symptoms, so they can give you as many breaks
as possible with your mouth closed.
Repetitive oral habits: biting nails, chewing pen caps, chewing
on ice, chewing on hard candy, chewing gum, and smoking.

TMJ dysfunction is a very common disorder for which many
people do not seek help, but rather live with the pain silently.
While the originating source of TMJ problems can be difcult to
identify, there are many conservative treatments that can make a
huge diference in the intensity and frequency of pain fares that
don’t require extensive jaw reconstruction surgery. Don’t live with
this pain any longer. Talk to your medical provider today to begin
your journey to fnding pain relief.

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I don’t know about you, but every time I am craving

Mexican food, I choose one of the numerous options
in our area and ofen end up somewhat disappointed.
So, I am more than thrilled to have found a new favorite!
Sangria’s Mexican Grill has without a doubt been my best
experience with Mexican food in Northeast Wisconsin.
From the minute you walk in, you feel right at home with
the warm, colorful and authentic décor. Te murals on the
walls were hand painted from photos from the view of Chef
Luis’s home in Fortin de las Flores, Mexico.
We began our dining experience with two-for-one house-
made Sangria’s and chose the white and the red. Both were
fresh, fruity and fantastic! Tey tasted exactly like some-
thing you would drink on the beach in Mexico. Next, we enjoyed the
guacamole (made tableside). Tis guacamole is the absolute best I
have ever had! Tey use perfectly bright-green fresh avocados with
just the right amount of fresh ingredients, including lime, onion,
cilantro, poblano peppers, corn, garlic and spices. It is served in a lava
rock bowl with house-made chips. (House-made salsa and a tangy
bean dip with chorizo are also included with every meal.) I would not
recommend going to Sangria’s without trying this fantastic appetizer!
Typically, Mexican food is not thought of as the “healthiest” option.
Although that can be true, depending on your order, Sangria’s makes
it easy to eat healthy and still enjoy great favor. All seven sauces that

they ofer for your entrée toppings are gluten-free and full of delicious
authentic favors that dance in your mouth! I had the pleasure of
ordering one of the many vegetarian options they have available and
got to try three diferent favors on my Vegetarian Spinach Enchi-
ladas, including my favorite, the creamy poblano sauce, which is
made from pumpkin seeds, poblano peppers, cream and spices. Tey
featured the perfect blend of healthy fresh spinach and mushrooms,
rolled in four tortillas, and topped with salsa verde and the sauce of
choice. With seven side options (each dish comes with two), you have
plenty to choose from. I loved the Cactus Salad!
My guest ordered the ever-popular Loca Molcajete Specialty. Tis

restaurantSPOTLIGHT

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www.sangriasmexicangrill.net

Featuring the area’s largest
gluten-free menu!

Appleton

215 S. Memorial Drive
920.955.3755

Green Bay

940 Waube Lane
920.339.0994

Including scratch-made, gluten-free sauces!

Try the Valley’s favorite
tableside guacamole
with a tableside
margarita!

Photograph: Image Studios

Valley Transit

Connecting the Fox Cities

Photo: Michael Leschisin, Image Studios

For more information
on our services:
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or 920-832-5800

Public transit is an integral part of a healthy, thriving community.

Public transit helps to retain jobs, provide access to healthcare
and education, and support a high quality of life.

dish will satisfy any craving! It included a combination of steak,
chicken, shrimp, chorizo and bacon, and fresh, sweet, tangy pine-
apple pulled it all together. Tis was then drizzled with house-made
white cheese, jalapeno sauce, pico de gallo, queso fresco and fresh
jalapeno, and served with fantastic homemade corn tortillas. All of
these fresh ingredients are kept piping hot throughout your whole
meal because it is served in the very cool lava rock bowl. “Te favors
were so incredible and combined everything you could want, from
savory, spicy, tangy, salty and sweet, and they hit your pallet at the
perfect points.” It was most satisfying!
Sangria’s is happy to accommodate your taste buds with any
type of special ordering you would like. Tey feature many healthy
options, including vegetarian and gluten-free. In fact, Sangria’s has
a completely separate chip fryer so no gluten will touch your chips.
Sangria’s is also thrilled to accommodate you for private events
and catering. Be sure to visit the new location in Green Bay, which
features a full lunch bufet and a sample salsa bar! With many difer-
ent drink specials nightly and karaoke on Saturday nights, you can
have a great Mexican experience right in northeast Wisconsin!

Sangria’s Mexican Grill

215 S. Memorial Dr., Appleton, 920.955.3755
940 Waube Ln., Green Bay, 920.339.0994
www.sangriasmexicangrill.net
Hours: Su 11am-8pm; M-Th 11am-9pm; F-Sa 11am-10pm

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healthyEATING

Nutrition Facts (per serving):

Serves 4

Calories 350

Sarah Dusseau owns Fit Food
Trainer, N56 W15560 Silver
Spring Dr., Unit C, Menomonee
Falls. Te business ofers fresh,
nutritious, individually pack-
aged, gourmet-quality to-go meals with intense
personal training sessions and extensive group
ftness workouts to boost its clients’ metabo-
lism, help them lose weight and send their
energy levels soaring. For more information,
visit www.ftfoodtrainer.com or email Sarah at
ftfoodtrainer@yahoo.com.

Grilled Vegetable Quinoa Salad

Ingredients:

2 cups cooked quinoa
3 spears asparagus
1 small zucchini
1 small red pepper
1 T. olive oil
Sea salt and pepper
2 cups organic greens
Manchego cheese
½ cup citrus vinaigrette (see recipe to right)

For vinaigrette:

2 T. Dijon mustard
2 T. champagne vinegar
Zest and juice of 1 orange
1 T. raw honey
¼ t. sea salt
¼ cup extra virgin olive oil

Directions:

Preheat grill to high temperature. Cook quinoa according to package directions. Mean-
while, trim ends of asparagus, cut pepper into 1” strips and cut zucchini into quarters
lengthwise. Toss with olive oil, sea salt and pepper. Once grill is hot, place vegetables
on grill and cook until fork tender and marked nicely. Cut veggies into 1” pieces. Place
greens in bottom of large bowl. Toss quinoa and cut veggies in citrus vinaigrette and
place on top of greens. Using a vegetable peeler, shave large bands of Manchego cheese
on top of salad. Serve immediately.

Photo by Cory Albrechtson

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Spring is in the air, but before there is a chance to stop and

smell the fowers, they need to be planted frst! Gardening is
just one of many spring chores that people start up again in
April. Spring chores like gardening, cleaning the gutters or mowing
the lawn are all wonderful ways to enjoy the great outdoors and a
little activity in a relaxing manner. In addition, they can provide
good mental and physical health.
But it’s also important to do spring chores in a safe manner to
avoid injury. Spring and summer aren’t as fun if you’re cooped up
indoors dealing with pain or injury. Not to mention the doctor
visits and pain medications that can lead to unexpected costs.
Spring cleaning chores and activities use many diferent muscles
throughout your body, including your legs, arms and back. Repeti-
tive movements associated with spring chores can lead to injury
if your muscles and body are not prepared. In addition, pain and
injury are ofen likely if you have been relatively inactive over the
winter and then decide to till the whole garden or clean out the
garage in one afernoon. You can do your body a favor by easing
back into outdoor activities and chores appropriately.

I often recommend these fve simple tips to keep
my patients from having to come back for a visit
with a painful injury:

1. Take a warm-up walk: Get your heart pumping and your
muscles loose by going for a brief walk and doing some easy
stretches. Preparing your body for physical activity before you
ever pick up a spade, shovel or ladder can be very helpful.
2. Use proper tools: Make sure to use tools that are appropriate
for your height. Improper tools can lead to hunching, twisting
or awkward positions that can injure your back or other body
parts. Before buying any spring chore equipment, test it out at
the store.
3. Make it a full-body workout: Don’t make your back do all
the work! Lif items like fower pots, mulch and tools by using

your legs, not by bending at the waist. Also, work at the proper
level. If you’re planting something in the ground, kneel on a pad
instead of hunching over.
4. Switch sides: Just like dribbling a basketball, people tend to
favor one hand over the other. Instead of digging dirt or grabbing
leaves from the gutter from only one side, try switching to avoid
muscle fatigue and the potential pain that ofen results.
5. Take regular breaks: Spring chores aren’t a race. Easing your
body back into regular physical activity helps your muscles
regain strength and keeps pain away. Try taking a short break
every 15-20 minutes to enjoy the weather and the work you’ve
accomplished so far.

By following these tips and knowing your own limits, you can
complete your spring chores list injury-free. Even better, you can
help prevent or alleviate back and muscle pain by strengthening
your muscles as part of an active, healthy lifestyle. Should you expe-
rience persistent back or muscle pain, a consultation with a family
physician or a pain management specialist is recommended.

Five back-
saving tips for
spring chores

By Dr. David A. Lindley

David A. Lindley, D.O., works for Advanced Pain Management in
Green Bay. He is board certifed in both pain management and anes-
thesiology. APM has two area locations: 2595 Development Drive,
Suite 150, Green Bay and 2700 E. Enterprise Avenue, Appleton. Call
888.901.PAIN (7246) for an appointment or visit APMhealth.com.
Referrals are welcome, but not necessary. Most insurance accepted.

“Repetitive movements
associated with spring chores
can lead to injury if your muscles
and body are not prepared.”

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April is here! Tat means it is almost

Arbor Day (April 10) & Earth Day
(April 22). While Mother Earth is
celebrated this month, it is also time to start
planning and planting a garden. Compost-
ing is a great way to celebrate earth month
since it is earth-friendly. Don’t forget to
think about compost while planning out
the goals of a garden for this spring.
Tere are numerous benefcial reasons
for using compost, the most common is
for improving the quality of soil. Simply
mixing compost into the top four to eight
inches of the soil will improve soil health.
Compost contains many nutrients neces-
sary for plant growth. It stimulates bene-
fcial soil microorganisms and attracts
earthworms. Unlike chemical fertiliz-
ers, whose benefts are a fash in the pan,
compost’s nutrients are absorbed into
the soil and plant roots slowly over time.
Compost doesn’t wash out if there happens
to be a heavy rain afer application. Besides
adding nutrients, compost improves water
retention in sandy soils and binds to clay,
forming larger particles that allow for
better drainage.
Whether there is an existing or new
garden, apply two to three inches of
compost on top and rototill it into the
garden before planting. For best success

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when planting, compost should be well
mixed with soil and sand in the follow-
ing ratio: seven parts soil to three parts
compost to two parts sand. Once compost
is rototilled into the garden soil, additional
compost can be applied to the top of the
garden as a top dressing. Compost as a top
dressing can be reapplied every few weeks
or once a month throughout the summer.
Not sure where to get compost?
Compost can be bought from your local
commercial composter or it can be made at
home. A relatively easy frst step to making
compost at home is to separate “browns”
(e.g., leaves, wood chips, paper and card-
board) and “greens” (e.g., grass clippings
and food scraps including egg shells,
banana peels and vegetable scraps) from
your regular trash. You will then regu-
larly combine greens and browns in your
outdoor composting system. Tis system
can be a “pile,” a homemade bin or a pre-
fabricated plastic composting bin.
Locate the compost pile or bin some-
where close to your house for convenience.
A properly maintained compost pile has no
foul odor. Separate all the items listed above
from your regular trash, and add them to
your pile each week. A variety of odor-
free countertop containers are available
for collecting greens as they are produced
in food preparation. Te key to successful
composting is following this simple recipe:
3 parts browns, 1 part greens, 40-60 percent
water and air. You will need to periodically
aerate or “turn” your pile and add water
every so ofen. It takes about six months to
a year for the compost to “fnish.” At that
point, you will have created a 100 percent
organic, safe and nutrient-rich compost to
enrich garden soil.
Whether compost is made in the back-
yard or bought, Mother Earth reaps the
rewards of the nutrients. Reward Mother
Earth this April and sprinkle some

compost on the ground!

Sarah Everson is the business manager for Compost
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What is an heirloom tomato? Originally, the term heir-

loom, in reference to tomatoes, was born during the early
1970s to help identify varieties that originated within a
particular family and had been passed down from one generation to
the next. Families saved tomato seeds for a variety of reasons, includ-
ing family tradition and preservation of desired characteristics such
as taste, size, color or unusual shape. Tese varieties were obtained
from a family who had maintained them for years. Tey were very
unique and had unusual characteristics which made them rare and
very desirable by gardeners who wanted to preserve a part of history.
As heirloom tomatoes became more popular, and companies
stepped in that wanted to capitalize on the “heirloom” market, the
defnition changed. Many old, open-pollinated but non-heirloom

varieties were soon marketed as heirlooms; varieties such as Rutgers,
Ponderosa or Marglobe, in particular. In addition, plant collectors
started seeking out foreign varieties and introducing them as heir-
looms. As one example, Black Prince Tomato, which is regarded as a
“rare Russian heirloom,” is, in reality, a very recent introduction that
is popular as a commercial variety both in Russia and the Ukraine,
but is now listed as an honorary heirloom.

Tomato experts, Craig LeHoullier and Carolyn Male,
have classifed heirlooms into four categories to
reduce confusion:

1. Commercial heirlooms: Open-pollinated varieties introduced
before 1940, or tomato varieties more than 50 years in circulation.
Examples are Rutgers, Marglobe, Yellow Pear and Ponderosa
2. Family heirlooms: Seeds that have been passed down for several
generations through a family. Examples are Brandywine, Aunt
Ruby’s German Green, Cherokee Purple and Hillbilly.

3. Created heirlooms: Crossing two known parents (either two
heirlooms or an heirloom and a hybrid) and dehybridizing the resulting
seeds for how ever many years/generations it takes to eliminate the
undesirable characteristics and stabilize the desired characteristics,
perhaps as many as fve to eight years or more. Examples are Green
Zebra, Copia, Box Car Willie and Mortgage Lifer.

4. Mystery heirlooms: Varieties that are a product of natural cross-
pollination of other heirloom varieties. Examples are Brandywine
OTV, Dr. Carolyn and Orange Strawberry.

Why did heirlooms fall out of favor in the 1940s? While some
hybrid varieties have been bred for favor, in general, commercial
tomato companies focused on hybridizing tomatoes so as to make
them a perfectly shaped red tomato, with a long shelf life, and able
to survive automated picking and long-distance shipping by rail or
truck. Hybrid tomatoes are harvested green, treated with ethylene gas
en route, and have no chance to ripen on the vine and develop that
luscious old-time tomato favor.
In general, heirloom tomatoes can lack shelf life, but they are
making a huge resurgence. What we must remember is all heirloom
tomatoes are open-pollinated, but not all open-pollinated tomatoes
are heirlooms.

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Rainbows In Harmony

Physical,
Mental,

Emotional,
Spiritual

Dr. Ann Khanna

Energy Healing Specialist

4650 W. Spencer St., Appleton • 920.757.9693
Ann@RainbowsInHarmony.com • www.RainbowsInHarmony.com

If you are reading this, you probably know that your body is an

energetic system. You have energy centers called chakras and
energy pathways called meridians. You understand that to keep
your life fowing smoothly, you must keep your energy centers clear
and your energy pathways moving freely. You are aware of the fact
that energy, in the form of negative emotions, thoughts or events,
can get stuck in your energetic system, which can afect your daily
life; and if the blockage is large enough or remains in your system
for a prolonged period of time, it can lead to physical, mental,
emotional or spiritual disease. You are also familiar with practitio-
ners who specialize in working with energy, who can help remove
these blockages and restore healthy energy fow. But did you know
there are simple energy-clearing processes that you can do yourself?
Let’s explore some simple yet efective energetic techniques that
can help keep your energy system running at its best.
Donna Eden’s Daily Energy Routine, which takes less than
ten minutes, “builds positive habits into your energy feld. Te
techniques are simple, yet potent, and they are cumulative.” Tis
routine is meant to be done daily to boost, restore, harmonize,
protect and clear your energy system. Te Tree Tumps are great
for a quick energy boost.
Master Chunyi Lin’s Spring Forest Qigong “is a simple,
efcient and efective method for helping you experience your
optimal health, wellness and happiness; helping you heal physical
and emotional pain; and enhancing the quality of your life and the
lives of others.” On Master Lin’s Active Exercise DVD, he demon-
strates gentle standing movements, and in his Small Universe
audio, he guides you through a sitting meditation. Both are around
an hour in length, are useful to do daily and are especially helpful
in clearing a known physical disease. You may also do only parts of
the Active Exercise, such as Breathing of the Universe for a fast fx.
The Emotional Freedom Technique, EFT, is one of the most
popular energy clearing techniques. It can be helpful in clearing
physical disease, it’s very good at helping reduce physical pain and,
as its name implies, is excellent for clearing emotional barriers. Te

basic premise of EFT is that, “‘Te cause of ALL negative emotions
is a disruption in the body’s energy system.’ Tis includes fears,
phobias, anger, grief, anxiety, depression, traumatic memories,
PTSD, worry, guilt and all limiting emotions in sports, business
and the performing arts.” Te Basic Recipe of EFT is very easy
to learn. It involves “tapping” with fngertips on certain meridian
points, located on the head and chest, while stating psychological
clearing statements. EFT is a great energy-clearing tool to have at
your fngertips.

Instructions and video demonstrations for these energetic tech-
niques can be found online. Tey are fast and efective, and once you
learn them, you may be surprised by how ofen they come in handy.
Keeping your energy system fowing smoothly will improve your life
on all levels — physical, mental, emotional and spiritual.

Dr. Ann Khanna lef traditional medicine in 1993, and since then
has studied and practiced holistic methods of achieving health and
wellness. She owns Rainbows In Harmony, and her passion is to
empower others to take control of their lives on all levels – physical,
mental, emotional and spiritual. She ofers private sessions, uses a
variety of energetic healing techniques (including Reiki, Matrix Energetics, Qigong,
EFT, Teta Healing and others), and teaches classes and workshops. For more
information, please visit www.RainbowsInHarmony.com or call 920.757.9693.

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can improve
your life

Dr. Ann Khanna

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It had been over a decade since I lost my dad, and while I thought

I had dealt with it alright, I could never shake feeling lonely and
saddened, with a sense of looming doom. My nights were spent
fghting back invasive thoughts of regret; my workdays were long
and unproductive. I was a complete zombie, going through the
motions and trying not to call attention to the fact that I was taking
twice as long to put out work that was only half as good. I became
anxious and panicked when asked to make a major decision. My
thoughts were scattered and unfocused, and my creative juices no
longer fowed as they once had. Friends suggested I seek profes-
sional help, but I wasn’t comfortable talking to a stranger about my
feelings, and I resisted the idea of numbing myself with prescription
drugs. Ten I learned about a holistic, noninvasive process called
Brainwave Optimization™ or BWO and met Jenifer Richart, owner
of Brain Training of the Fox Valley.
I signed up for a 10-session intensive — 2 sessions per day for 5
days. My frst session began with a brainwave assessment. While I
sat comfortably in a zero-gravity chair, Jenifer gently placed sensors
on my head. On a computer monitor, I watched colorful waveforms
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said Jenifer. I was amazed. I was actually watching my own brain
activity in real time! Jenifer was seeing much more than I, however.
She collected information from diferent lobes and analyzed the data
to identify areas of imbalance in my brainwave patterns. At the end
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We immediately jumped into my frst session. Sensors were again
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which I could hear musical tones, not quite melodic, but lovely and
soothing nonetheless. I was literally hearing my own brain! My brain-
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and played back to me in real-time. Hearing its own activity — in a
way, seeing its own refection — my brain was able to auto-calibrate
and restore its own balance. At several points during the 90-minute

session, Jenifer repositioned the sensors. She was targeting specifc
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relaxed. I started on a Monday and by Wednesday I was beginning to
notice a profound efect. I felt the brain fog lifing, a clarity I cannot
describe and, most noticeably, a strong sense of peace I hadn’t felt in
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It is difcult to compare BWO to other healing modalities; it was
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Last month we focused on your physical environment. Tis month
we consider the emotional realm.

Clutter can weight us down and distract us in all areas of

our lives. Emotional clutter is something that we seldom
recognize, but carry around nonetheless. Carrying the
past around with us, weighs us down so much that we fail to see
what is currently happening. It prevents us from seeing clearly
what needs to be done in the present, blocking us from being open
to new information and insights.
Te difculty with this kind of clutter is that while physically
invisible, it exists in a very real way. It is ofen easier to “see” the
emotional clutter of others and not our own blind spot. Sometimes
we might even distract ourselves and focus on trying to clear the
clutter of another person rather than deal with our own.
In order to release your clutter, you need to be aware of it.
Meditation has been proven to increase awareness. Te practice
of compassionate action through forgiveness allows us to let go of
the past in order to free up our energy on an emotional level. We
stop trying to change something (or someone) outside ourselves
and take back our personal power, allowing us to fully experience
all that is available to us in the here and now.

There are many side benefts of reducing and eliminating
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• An increase in physical energy.
• A brighter, more optimistic attitude.
• Better clarity in situations.
• Te ability to remain calm (even in a storm!).
• Better relationships with self and others.
• An increase in focus and better sense of direction.
• Your confdence builds, allowing your true self to emerge.
• You become an inspiration for others.
• You fulfll your purpose.
• Tere is greater joy in your daily life.
• You feel a genuine connection to others and to life itself.

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The death of a beloved pet is a devastating emotional expe-

rience. For us animal lovers, the grief is as painful and
unbearable as losing a human loved one, or worse.
Our pets are our constant companions. Tey love us uncondi-
tionally. Teir only expectation of us is to be loved, played with and
taken care of physically and emotionally. Tey are always happy to
be with us. Tey are our confdants and go through everything in
our lives. Tey were born, like us, with a specifc mission or purpose
to fulfll, even if just for our sakes. I can’t begin to tell you all that
I have experienced and how I have grown in the 35 years that I
have shared my life with these amazing entities. Tey have taught
me love, compassion and patience. Tey put me to shame when it
comes to forgiveness, acceptance and a higher level of pure love.
Tey make me laugh, share in my sorrow and always make me feel
better. Teir devotion and dedication amazes me.
When it comes time for us to say goodbye to our beloved pets,
many wonder what happens to their bodies. As with humans,

they return to energy. Animals have the identical energy felds as
we do. Tat is why we can help them in the same ways when they
become sick – with fower essences, homeopathy, energy medicine,
acupuncture, healing touch, etc. It is this energy connection that we
have that tells us when they will die or when it is time for euthana-
sia. I am so grateful for the gif of this energy connection because it
gives me comfort to know that when one of my “kids” makes their
transition, I am still connected to them and can tap into them (or
vice versa) whenever I (or they) want to. Tis is also the explanation
why so many tell me that I can still “feel” them around the house.
It is such a tragedy that our pets do not live longer lives. It is also
a tragedy that our culture and the time we live in still give little
value to animals and regard human grief for the loss of a pet as
something inappropriate or embarrassing. It is too easily brushed
aside as “it is just an animal” or “you can get another one.” In reality,
they can never be replaced. Tey are unique, rare and individual in
their own right. Tey deserve all the honor and respect we can give
to them. Our culture allows us three days of from work when an
immediate family member dies and then expects us to continue on
with life and get back to normal, which is ridiculous. For a beloved
pet, we get nothing.

Alexandria S. Binkowski, MH, ND,MS

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Pain and guilt: it is important to experience the pain fully. Do
not use drugs or alcohol at this time. You may have guilt about
what you could have done or didn't do for your pet. Tis stage
can be chaotic and scary.
Anger and bargaining: control your anger as damage to
your relationships can occur. Tis is a time to release bottled up
emotions and ask “why me?” You may bargain with fate for a way
out of your despair.
Depression, refection and loneliness: do not skip this stage
as it is essential to your well-being. You will recognize the true
magnitude of your loss at this time.
The upward turn: you start to adjust to life. You become calmer,
more organized, physically healthier and sadness begins to lif.
Reconstruction and working through: your mind works
better. You become more practical and start to reconstruct
your life.
Acceptance and hope: you accept and deal with the reality
of the situation. Your happiness starts to return and you look
forward to the future. You can start to think about your beloved
pet with joy and a smile again.

During this time of loss, take care of your body with nutritious food,
exercise and sleep. Flower essences are great for your emotional health.
Be sure to validate the importance of your tragedy and feelings. Keep in
mind that spiritual practices are important too. Treat yourself gently and
comfort yourself with peaceful music, warm baths, candlelight, nature
walks and laughter. A strong support system from those who under-
stand and accept what you are going through is essential. Remember to
just live hour by hour initially. Do not stop doing any hobbies you enjoy.
You may consider creating a memorial to your pet. And get professional
help if you feel you cannot healthily grieve alone.

Alexandria S. Binkowski, MH, ND, MS, is a holistic psychotherapist, nurse,
energy therapist, master herbalist, professional mediator and naturopath.
She owns Life Force Wellness Center, LLC. Visit www.lifeforcewc.com, email
asb@lifeforcewc.com or call 920.217.1769 for more information.

While the above list isn’t comprehensive, it provides you with
reason enough to begin the work of eliminating your emotional
junk. When you take time to do the work of getting rid of the stuf
that holds you back from experiencing your best self, you allow
space for the good stuf to enter!
When we work at the root level of cause or belief, and perform
diferent actions (sometimes the action is to NOT take action),
we derive a diferent efect. If we like the efect, we continue that
practice until it no longer serves.
It is important to take responsibility for yourself and your
emotions, and to allow others to do the same. You will fnd your-
self to be much happier, and others will be much happier that
you don’t feel you need to change them. Tere is less posturing,
comparing and competition with others, leading to true happiness.

True happiness = I am responsible for me +
you are responsible for you

If we look more closely at the above equation, we can see the
impact of the actions of one on the whole. When I stop making
myself responsible for your happiness, I am present with my
responsibility for my own. Te result is more happiness overall.
Te same applies in reverse. Better yet, if we BOTH take responsi-
bility for our own happiness, the result is twice the happiness! We
inspire one another on the way through our individual actions.
Tat is how elevation of one is the same as elevation overall.
Removing our emotional clutter helps our relationships remain
cleaner and brings more ease into them. We have clearer ways of
being helpful. We interfere less in the growth process of others
because our focus is on ourselves. We use no force, other than the
divine one that fows uniquely through us. We follow Gandhi’s
example of being the change we want to see in the world. Tat
changes the world.

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Reiki Master Teacher in the Usui/Tibetan and Karuna™ methods, and a regis-
tered yoga teacher. With over 25 years in the feld of health care, she is passionate
about the mind/body/spirit connection. She works to help empower individuals
to reach their innate potential through life coaching, Reiki therapy and teaching,
yoga instruction, and seminars and workshops on topics relating to quality of life.
She also provides resource and referral services to clients. Contact her via phone
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Have you ever been in a

situation where you felt
as though you didn’t
belong? Odds are, if you are a fully
competent human being, you have.
It can seem very adolescent, but it’s an
unpleasant feeling that many of us struggle
with on a regular basis, even as adults.
Having the sense that we don’t stack up
is common. And the feelings we all have
can be compounded just by turning on the
television or reading a magazine. According
to pop culture, we should all be successful,
have amazing hair, apply perfect makeup
while being naturally gorgeous anyways,

own designer clothes, lose our post-baby
weight in three weeks, and somehow main-
tain a 5’9” 120 lb. frame all while going on
what seems like daily lunch and dinner
cocktail dates with our equally attractive
friends with difering hair colors. Natu-
rally, we all know this isn’t reality. We know
that it’s ok to have messy hair sometimes
and that, yes, you can have more than one
brunette friend. But yet, we still can’t help
but compare ourselves to this representa-
tion of the ideal … even though it’s insanity.
Te same logic holds true in ftness. We
know it takes work, we know it takes time
and we know it’s tough. But ofen, women
scare themselves out of doing anything
before they even try, out of fear they
won’t stack up to others. As a pole ftness
instructor, I hear this insecurity all the
time when I talk about my beloved sport.
What’s most fascinating is hearing women
say, “I’d love to try pole ftness, but I’d have
to lose twenty pounds frst!” What? Tey
are holding themselves back because they
have a preconceived notion of what they
should be before they try it. Tey fear they
wouldn’t ft in, they wouldn’t be success-
ful. But ladies, the frst half of success is
trying! Don’t put stipulations and limita-
tions on yourself because you feel insecure.
And this is not exclusive to pole exercise, it
could be any type of ftness.
Many of us may remember our maiden
voyage to the treadmill, awkwardly
poking at buttons while some human-
gazelle hybrid gallops next to you. And
they’re usually watching the food network,
which is so annoying. Or our frst day

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swimming laps, struggling with our kick-
boards and sputtering through our front
crawls, while the “Michael Phelps” in the
lane over completes his ffy-second lap.
What we don’t realize is that the human
gazelle and the Michael Phelps were once
like us, awkward and new at something.
Everyone starts somewhere, we all know
that, but that doesn’t take away from
how discouraging the feeling can be. But
comparing yourself to the perfect looking
woman on the Stairmaster is self-sabotage.
And little may you know, that very woman
is dodging to the bathroom to touch up
her eyeliner between intervals. Tat’s right,
Stairmaster lady. Everyone’s onto you.
Te only person you should care about
is yourself, and that is ftness fact number
one. Fitness is frst and foremost for you;
your progress, your results, your health.
Don’t make an excuse to not do something

you truly want to do because you don’t
think you stack up. Te fact is, if you
want to do it and took the initiative to go
through with it, you belong there. Don’t
let anyone, most of all yourself, make you
think otherwise.

Leah White is an instructor at Aerial Dance Pole
Exercise LLC in Appleton. She is certifed by the
Aerobics and Fitness Association of America in
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businessPROFILE

When Tom and Sally Schmidt fnished

raising their seven children, they weren’t
ready to be empty-nesters. Instead, they
made an unusual choice — alpaca ranching.
In 2006, the couple purchased their current prop-
erty in De Pere, Wisconsin — a 19th century farm-
house and barn sitting on 12 acres, which is located
between the Fox Cities and Green Bay. Afer a year
of remodeling and updating, the farm was ready to
house both humans and alpacas. Finishing touches
on the fence were being done as the alpacas arrived at their new
home.

An alpaca is a domesticated South American animal, renowned
for its docile temperament and beautiful functional fber. Sally
says that even though their original business venture focused on
breeding and showing alpacas, she has since fallen in love with
the fber. “It’s sofer than cashmere and will keep you warmer
than wool. It regulates your body temperature,” she says. Unlike
sheep’s wool, alpaca fber does not contain lanolin, which makes
it an ideal choice for allergy suferers. Te wonderful qualities of
alpaca fber led them to expand their business by adding a retail
store on the farm where they sell alpaca clothing. From fun and
funky to timeless classic designs, Sabamba’s apparel store provides
something for every style.
Te animals and clothing alone would keep anyone busy, but
Tom and Sally also run a bed & breakfast from their farmhouse.
Guests can choose from two rooms, each with a private bathroom
and shower. Guests at the bed & breakfast can participate in farm
life if they choose, and some have even witnessed alpaca births.
A trip to Sabamba Alpaca Ranch and Bed & Breakfast provides a
truly unique vacation experience.
Tom and Sally are not fnished growing their business. Tey
are passionate about helping the alpaca industry grow. For years,
raising alpacas was a very elite and expensive endeavor. With
recent economic changes, alpaca ranching has become much

more afordable. “We are seeing younger people interested in
alpacas,” says Sally. “Tat’s very exciting because these new breed-
ers will re-energize the industry. Tey just need to have a source
for trustworthy information and ongoing support.” Tat’s where
Tom and Sally’s next focus lies — mentoring newcomers to the
alpaca industry. Tey already ofer seminars throughout the year
to educate prospective breeders and buyers about alpaca farming,
and they provide boarding options for those who are just start-
ing out. Te Schmidts hope to inspire new breeders to raise larger
herds of alpacas that can be used for their fber.
Tom and Sally are a winning combination. He’s the expert when
it comes to hay, fencing, manure and pasture management, while
Sally enjoys cooking, fber, clothing and customer service. Tey
both love being educators and working with the alpacas! What
some might consider as a hobby, Tom and Sally Schmidt have built
into a thriving, diverse business that keeps them busy doing the
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3 celery stalks, chopped
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3 large potatoes, chopped
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As a physical therapist for 20 years, then a pastor for

16 years, and now once again a physical therapist,
I’ve had the opportunity to look at and observe
life and people from many diferent angles. In other words,
I’ve seen and experienced the worst of times and the best
of times, and in that process I’ve noticed and learned a
fairly consistent continuum with hurting people that can be
applied in almost any context. Te continuum goes like this:

RELIEFREHABILITATIONDEVELOPMENT

Let me explain, understanding that this continuum at its
core is highly relational.
First of all, let’s say a person is injured, whether it’s physically,
emotionally or even spiritually, or a combination of all three (not
an easy reality to swallow). Maybe they have injured their back
at work, hurt their shoulder or knee playing sofball, or maybe
have had their home destroyed by a natural disaster. Tis is
exactly where the frst step of the continuum kicks in, where relief
is not only desired but necessary. Relief is all about the gracious
pouring out of assistance from people to a hurting person. As a
pastor, relief meant “being there” many times with material items
to relieve immediate needs. As a physical therapist, relief means
helping reduce the pain of an acute condition of a physically
hurting individual. Te point is, “relief” is done primarily through
a caring relationship.
Secondly, once the immediacy of relief has been met, the next
step of the continuum kicks in: rehabilitation. Quite simply,
rehabilitation involves helping an individual return to pre-injury
status. As a pastor, this meant walking side by side, in relationship
with an individual, to assist, guide, direct, rebuild – even struggle –
back to the point they were at before trauma happened. Similarly,
as a physical therapist, rehabilitation is conceptually very similar,
where in goal-oriented relationship; a physical therapist walks side

by side with an individual, through evaluation, manual therapy,
individualized and specifc exercise, and various therapeutic tech-
niques, to help that person achieve pre-injury status. Tis can be
a very fascinating and rewarding step for both the patient and the
therapist.

Once rehabilitation has hopefully been achieved, the fnal
ongoing step in the continuum is development, quite simply refer-
ring to a further development of a person’s potential. As a pastor,

A continuum
worth
considering

By John Hartenberger

“Once rehabilitation has
hopefully been achieved, the
fnal ongoing step in the
continuum is development,
quite simply referring to
a further development of
a person’s potential.”

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this primarily involved helping a person through a process of
discovering their unique God-given design and then encouraging
that person to serve to “make a diference” because of that unique
design. As a physical therapist, development, once rehabilitation
has been achieved, involves once again walking side by side with
an individual to that next step of physical health, which can involve
many local agencies that are motivated by healthy lifestyles. Tis
may even involve “working out” with people that you’ve provided
relief and rehab to, or at least referring them to people who can
help further develop them. Once again, development occurs best
in the context of relationship.
So there you have it — a continuum that works whether a pastor
or physical therapist … or somewhere in between!
At Orthopedic & Spine Terapy, it is also our desire, in rela-
tionship with our patients, to do our best to help them along this
continuum from relief to rehabilitation onward toward ongoing
development. Our therapists are not only highly trained, but also
highly attentive to the needs of our patients and the journeys they
are on.

John Hartenberger, PT, is one of Orthopedic & Spine Terapy’s
frst physical therapists. He lef OST in 1996 and began a full-time
ministry at a church in the Fox Cities. Afer success in two very
diferent felds, John is excited to return to OST once again. He
feels his time in ministry will beneft his patients as he is now a
better listener, relationship builder and problem identifer, and can assist people
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Despite a similar name, mangosteen is not related

to the mango. It is a dark green, purplish tropi-
cal fruit, slightly smaller than a tennis ball, and is
found predominantly in Southeast Asia and South America.
Mangosteen is ofen referred to as the “queen of fruits.” It has
a history of ancient medicinal uses, including treatment for
skin infections, dysentery and urinary tract infections.
Current interest in mangosteen stems from claims of anti-infam-
matory and anti-cancer efects. Te benefts from mangosteen come
primarily from over 40 diferent xanthones found in both the outer
pericarp, the skin-like structure on the outside of the fruit, and the
pulp that is made up of four to eight individual pods. Xanthones are
phytonutrients, which have potent antioxidant properties.
By extracting xanthones from the entire fruit, utilizing both
the pericarp and pulp, the highest amounts of antioxidants are
preserved. Te pericarp is usually four to eight millimeters thick
with dark coloration and is where the highest concentration of
xanthones is found in the fruit. Te pulp consists of a cluster of
cream-colored pods, which contain fruit and juice, another source
of powerful xanthones. Especially when the entire fruit is used and
it’s grown in its natural habitat without the use of harmful chemicals,
the full beneft of the xanthones is recognized. Yibing Wang, M.D.,

Ph.D., incorporated years of traditional Chinese medicine along
with modern, cutting-edge, Western-based scientifc principles in
developing proprietary methods for extraction, preservation and
concentration of these properties.
Historically, mangosteen was a “local” fruit, ofen not found out of
its native area due to its fragility and easily perishable nature. It was
used locally for many purposes, everything from a cleansing tonic to
a digestive aid. Once the powerful antioxidant properties of xantho-
nes were discovered, and extraction processes to preserve and ensure
the highest levels and quality of these active ingredients were devel-
oped, it has become a highly sought afer nutritional product.
Mangosteen can also be combined with vitamins, essential
minerals and other products, such as organic aloe vera, to syner-
gize all of their individually potent nutritional benefts.

Nancy Schneider-Dunbar is a Vemma Brand Partner. Mangosteen is a primary
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“Current interest in
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claims of anti-infammatory
and anti-cancer efects.”

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Stress is America’s number one health problem, according to the

American Institute of Stress. “It has been estimated that 75 to
90 percent of all visits to primary care physicians are for stress-
related problems.” Te Mayo Clinic agrees that stress can have a wide
range of efects. “Stress symptoms may be afecting your health, even
though you might not realize it. You may think illness is to blame
for that nagging headache, your frequent insomnia or your decreased
productivity at work. But stress may actually be the culprit. Indeed,
stress symptoms can afect your body, your thoughts and feelings,
and your behavior. Being able to recognize common stress symptoms
can give you a jump on managing them. Stress that’s lef unchecked
can contribute to health problems such as high blood pressure, heart
disease, obesity and diabetes.” Stress symptoms can include muscle
tension or pain, chest pain, fatigue, change in sex drive, stomach
upset, neck ache, back pain, muscle spasms, heartburn, difculty
breathing, racing thoughts, difculty concentrating and many more.
When you fnd yourself sufering from one of these, the question is
what can you do about it? How can you deal with the stress, cope with
the symptoms and manage your life better?
Understanding stress is critical to dealing with it efectively. Stress
comes from how we perceive something: a situation, an event, some
circumstance or a relationship. We perceive it as a loss of control or
as an impending threat to our physical, mental or social well-being.
Or we may perceive it as representing some obstacle to achiev-
ing our goals or a roadblock to our happiness. Te stress comes
from the meaning we give to the perception. Tere is nothing in a
looming deadline or in speaking before an audience or a job inter-
view that is itself stressful. Instead it is what these things mean to
us that causes the stress. Tey somehow represent a problem to us.
Maybe it’s a missed opportunity or an inability to efectively plan
ahead. Perhaps it generates a feeling of not being in control and of
social or personal insecurity; or it might represent some immediate

continued on page 83

Hypnosis
and stress
management

By James Carnes

“Not only will hypnosis help
you instantly cope with
stressful situations, with it
you can understand more
completely the causes of your
stress and see efective ways
of eliminating the harmful
stressors in your life.”

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People raise alpacas for a variety of reasons. Some are

attracted to the country lifestyle. Some adore creating beau-
tiful items with the luxurious fber. Still others raise alpacas
as a small business venture. (alpacaregistry.com) Take this quick
quiz to learn which category fts you! (camelidynamics.com)

1) You’re going to an adult-education class.
What’s your role?

a. I have my notebook and pens all organized.
b. I make sure everyone feels welcome.
c. I’m teaching the class.

2) How do you invest your money?

a. I hide it in a safe place.
b. I put it in a savings account.
c. I invest in the stock market.

3) It’s a beautiful summer day and you don’t have to go
to work. What would you choose to do?

a. Go for a walk.
b. Catch up on unfnished projects.
c. Tackle a new project.

4) You open your monthly calendar.
What does it look like?

a. Free on most days.
b. Numerous appointments with friends.
c. Busy almost every day.

5) You’re shopping for a car. What’s most important?

a. Something practical and dependable.
b. Something that expresses my personality.
c. Te best car I can aford.

If you answered mostly As, you are likely to become an:
Alpaca Hobby Farmer.

You enjoy the relaxing experience of owning a few alpacas. You
know them all by name and they all have nicknames. You love
spending time with them every day and call them your “pets.” You
are drawn to the quiet country lifestyle.

If you answered mostly Bs, you are likely to become an:
Alpaca Artist Farmer.

You love being creative and trying new things. You have an active
social life and some people would call you the “life of the party.”
Your alpacas are your best buds. You love sharing alpaca experi-
ences with other people. You want to clothe all your friends in
your new alpaca fber creations.

If you answered mostly Cs, you are likely to become an:
Alpaca Breeding Farmer.

You enjoy new adventures and love a challenge. You’re not happy
unless you’re busy. You love your alpacas and want them to be
the best. You’re willing to take
a risk to succeed at something
new. You have a strong entre-
preneurial spirit and enjoy the
countryside and outdoors.

Raising
alpacas
– sounds
like fun!

By Sally Schmidt

Te Schmidts began Sabamba Alpaca Ranch and
Bed & Breakfast in 2006 in De Pere, WI. Tey have
35 award-winning alpacas and an alpaca clothing
boutique at their ranch. Sally served as a director
on the board of the Alpaca Fiber Co-op of North
America and is currently working on produc-
ing commercial alpaca products. Te Schmidts
specialize in educating new alpaca breeders. A
seminar will be held on May 11, 2013.
For more
information, visit www.SabambaAlpaca.com or
call Sally at 920.371.0003.

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or future challenge to our physical, social or emotional wellness. In
any case, stress begins with a perception and our response to the
perception is both mental and physical.
To deal efectively with harmful stress, there are two fundamen-
tal approaches. Te frst is to reduce or eliminate the stressor. For
example, you get your work done before the deadline, you take
a public speaking course or you make sure you are thoroughly
prepared for your job interview. Or if the stressor is constant or reoc-
curs frequently, you may need to attack the stress by changing your
perception — or more accurately the meaning of your perception
— of whatever it is that is causing the stress. In either case, you need
to be able to accurately identify what the real stressor is. Te second
approach to stress management is to use efective coping strategies,
including relaxation, keeping a journal, physical exercise and main-
taining good health, getting enough sleep, massage therapy, better
time management, hypnosis and other such methods.
Because stress starts with our perceptions, using hypnosis is
one of the best tools available for dealing with stress. Not only will
hypnosis help you instantly cope with stressful situations, with it
you can understand more completely the causes of your stress and
see efective ways of eliminating the harmful stressors in your life.
With hypnosis you concentrate your full attention on an issue.
When you direct your attention to your stress, your mind uses
its full capacities to accurately identify the stressor, reconsider its
true meaning, and apply your critical and creative thinking abili-
ties to fnd the best resolutions possible. Moreover, in hypnosis
you can discover your most efective coping strategies, including
calming and relaxation techniques, visualization, mental imaging
and many others. By learning to use the full power of your mind
through hypnosis, along with traditional approaches to relieving
stress, you can protect yourself from some of the most harmful
efects of stress and live a healthier and happier life.

Prof. James Carnes teaches cognitive science and philosophy at the Institute for
Philosophical Studies. He is also a consulting hypnotist who uses hypnotism
to help clients achieve a wide variety of health and wellness goals. His hypno-
tism practice, Wellness Hypno-Terapeutics in Green Bay and Oconto, special-
izes in treatment of chronic stress. For more information, call 920.227.8186,
email carnesj@centurylink.net and visit www.wellnessht.com.
Sources: 1. American Stress Institute, http://www.stress.org.
2. Mayo Clinic, http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/stress-symptoms/

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There is no singular path to wellness; however, most well-

ness techniques work better when the body’s energy system
in and around the body is healthy. Tis energy system or
matrix is known as the biofeld. Injury to the human biofeld
directly afects cellular communication that runs along energy
pathways (meridians) throughout the body to organs, glands
and neurons. When the body is stressed by physical traumas,
toxins or electromagnetic frequencies (EMFs), communication
within and between cells may be diminished creating interference
felds. Interference felds depolarize communication in the body
and challenge the body’s energy system, shifing it out of holistic
balance into stressed states and maladies.
Te visionary biophysicist Fritz Albert Popp has extensively
studied the energy matrix that surrounds and integrates with all
living things. Popp discovered that the DNA of living cells store and
release photons or light particles. Light particles called biophotons
transmit information within a cell and between cells. Tis process
can be disrupted or injured by physical traumas, toxins or EMFs.
Physical stress that can depolarize the biofeld includes deep
bruises, concussions, tailbone injuries, broken bones, burns, falls,
tattoos, piercings, deployed airbags and any kind of scar-creating

event, such as punctures, cuts and surgeries. For example, an
abdominal trauma from a c-section, appendectomy, car acci-
dent or sports injury may be sedating the digestive system and/
or adrenal glands, resulting in fatigue and heightened allergies.
Tis type of sedation can be removed by mud packing the primary
injury site (the interference feld). Once the interference feld and
correlating sedated site are identifed, a synergetic combination of
therapeutic mud is applied to the body on each area. Te mud pulls
out the positive ions that have been sedating the injured tissue,
restoring balance to the body’s biofeld and energetic communi-
cation system. Te interference feld is removed, allowing organs
and glands to heal. Te art of mud packing has been refned by
Dr. Robert Marshall using a USA-patented form of muscle testing
developed by Dr. Yoshiaki Omura, founder and president of the
International College of Acupuncture & Electro-Terapeutics and
BDORT (Bi-Digital O-Ring Test).
In addition to physical traumas, the human biofeld can be
stressed by toxins. Common toxins include heavy metals, espe-
cially mercury, dioxin, petrochemicals and aniline residues from
injected anesthetics to name a few. Terapeutic mud packs and
ionized mineral packs can eliminate up to 50 percent of the local
bioaccumulation of toxic elements in a single application. Tere
are over 840 worldwide clinical studies on mud packing available
on PubMed at www.pubmedcentral.nih.gov.
Another deterrent to the human biofeld is our modern day
technology. EMF exposure comes from our cell phones, grocery
store scanners, bar codes on food and produce, computers, micro-
waves and batteries. EMF stress typically afects the endocrine
system. When this happens, one may feel fatigued, experience
loss of focus, have difculty sleeping, have hormonal imbalances
including infertility and thyroid stress, sufer from frequent head-
aches, feel like they need to leave a store that has an abundance
of electronics, or feel “of” afer talking on a cell phone or sitting
in front of a computer. Tere can be many reasons for symptom
manifestation; however, EMF sedation to the human biofeld is
signifcant in our high tech world. EMF stress is simple to detect

Our biofeld:
the hidden key
to wellness

By Kari Uselman, Ph.D.

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using muscle testing. Te energetic biofeld can be restored easily
by identifying supportive devices using the art of Quantum Refex
Analysis and Vastu BioEnergetics. Many EMF protection devices
are available for your personal biofeld, living and work space, cell
phones, iPads, computers and other electronic gadgets.
Simply put, a depolarized biofeld is akin to a stagnate pond
of water. Nothing fows, breathes or fourishes and the body stops
communicating. Terapeutic mud packs are easy to apply and are
very safe. Tey ofer a quick resolution to many aches and pains
including hand pain, frozen shoulder, hip problems, foot neuralgia,
head pain and focus concerns. Mud packs help increase circulation,
boost the immune system, ease muscle tension and rejuvenate cells.
Tey also clear whole body toxic bioaccumulation and restore the
body to ideal cellular balance. Dr. Marshall stated, “You need a wheel-
barrow full of supplements to manage a symptom before you repair
the interference feld, and a thimble full afer.” When the biofeld is
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35-YEAR-OLD FEMALE
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Kari Uselman, Ph.D., owner of Wellness Essentials, LLC, is a certi-
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Coach. Kari is also an advanced practitioner of Vastu BioEnerget-
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Buttocks

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Dizziness

Tongue

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Outagamie County Recycling

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Recycle More – Land ll Less

Hawthorn is a spiny, fowering

shrub or small tree of the rose
family. Te species of hawthorn
discussed here are native to northern
European regions and grow throughout
the world.

Historically, hawthorn fruit has been
used for heart disease since the frst
century. It has also been used for diges-
tive and kidney problems. More recently,
hawthorn leaf and fower have been used
as folk or traditional remedies for heart
failure, a weakness of the heart muscle that
prevents the heart from pumping enough
blood to the rest of the body, which can
lead to fatigue and limit physical activi-
ties. Hawthorn is also used for other heart
conditions, including symptoms of coro-
nary artery disease (such as angina).
Te hawthorn leaf and fower are used
to make liquid extracts, usually with water
and alcohol. Dry extracts can be put into
capsules and tablets.

What the science says

• Tere is scientifc evidence that
hawthorn leaf and fower may be safe
and efective for milder forms of heart
failure, but study results are conficting.
• Tere is not enough scientifc evidence
to determine whether hawthorn works
for other heart problems.
• NCCAM-supported research to date
includes a study of the mechanism
by which hawthorn may afect heart
failure.

Side efects and cautions

Hawthorn is considered safe for most
adults when used for short periods of time.
Side efects are rare and can include upset
stomach, headache and dizziness.
Although drug interactions with
hawthorn have not been thoroughly
studied, there is evidence to suggest that
hawthorn may interact with a number of
diferent drugs, including certain heart

medications.

Tell all your health care providers about
any complementary health practices you
use. Give them a full picture of what you
do to manage your health. Tis will help
ensure coordinated and safe care.

Source: National Center for Complementary and
Alternative Medicine (NCCAM). Herbs at a glance.
NCCAM website.

References:
Busse WR, Juretzek W, Koch E. Hawthorn (Cratae-
gus). In: Coates P, Blackman M, Cragg G, et al., eds.
Encyclopedia of Dietary Supplements. New York,
NY: Marcel Dekker; 2005:337–347.

Hawthorn. In: Blumenthal M, Goldberg A, Brinck-
man J, eds. Herbal Medicine: Expanded Commission
E Monographs. Newton, MA: Lippincott Williams &
Wilkins; 2000:182–191.

Hawthorn. Natural Medicines Comprehensive Data-
base Web site. Accessed at www.naturaldatabase.
com on July 23, 2009.

Hawthorn (Crataegus laevigata, C. oxyacantha, C.
monogyna, C. penagyna). Natural Standard Data-
base Web site. Accessed at www.naturalstandard.
com on July 23, 2009.

Hawthorn

(Crataegus laevigata)

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Hazardous Waste
Clean Sweep
for Outagamie
County residents

Many people do not realize that precautions should be taken when discarding

certain household items. Improper disposal of hazardous materials may have
negative efects on our environment such as contaminating drinking water,
increasing algae blooms and the potential of igniting in garbage trucks.
Outagamie County residents, including all of Appleton and New London, are able to
dispose of their hazardous materials safely and properly at a Household Hazardous Waste
Clean Sweep. Te Clean Sweeps are held at the Outagamie County Department of Solid
Waste facility located at 1419 Holland Road in Appleton.
Since the items brought to the Clean Sweeps are properly disposed of, you can feel good
that you have kept these items from entering the landfll or contaminating our water supply.
By appointment only! Call 920.832.5277 option 3 or email recycle@outagamie.org.

Acceptable materials

Automotive:

• Gasoline & fuel additives (No
on-site dumping of gasoline)

• Brake & starter fuid
• Transmission fuid
• Engine oil
• Anti-freeze
• Vehicle batteries

Cleaners:

• Drain & oven cleaners
• Pool chemicals
• Household cleaners
• Polishes & aerosols

Garden & lawn care:

• Herbicides & insecticides
• Fungicides
• Pesticides
• Weed killer
• Poisons

Miscellaneous:

• Oil & lead paints
• Varnish/stains
• Paint thinners/strippers
• Spray paints/adhesives
• Wood preservatives
• Kerosene

Unacceptable materials

• Explosives
• Radioactive (smoke detectors)
• Propane tanks*
• Infectious/medical wastes
• Asbestos*
• Appliances*
• Tires*
• Latex paint (dried)*

*Tese items may be disposed of at the Solid
Waste facility for a fee.

Latex paint recycling

Latex paint is not considered a household hazard-
ous waste because it is made from water. You
can donate your old latex paint to the Appleton
Habitat ReStore and receive a tax-deductible
receipt. For more information, please
call the ReStore at 920.830.8400.
• No rusty cans.
• Must be 1/3 full, minimum.
• Latex paint only.
• Must not smell of
ammonia or sour milk.

You may also give usable paint to
friends, neighbors, SWAP shops,
theater groups or housing assistance
organizations.

If you must dispose of latex paint, please
follow these directions:

• For small amounts: Remove the lid and
let dry in the can. Occasion-
ally stir the paint.
• For large amounts: Line
a cardboard box with a
plastic trash bag. Layer an
absorbent material (kitty
litter, sawdust, shredded
newspaper) on bottom,
pour a layer of paint and
repeat as necessary.
• Once the paint is dry, dispose
the entire trash bag and empty
paint cans in your regular trash.

Chris Miller is the Outagamie County Recycling Coordinator. For more information, visit www.RecycleMoreOutagamie.org.

By Chris Miller

Outagamie County 2013 Clean Sweep Schedule

May - October only • 8-11 a.m.

Call to make an
appointment today:

920.832.5277 option 3

or online at:

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Wednesday, May 1

Saturday, May 18

Wednesday, July 3

Saturday, July 20

Wednesday, Sept. 4

Saturday, Sept. 21

Wednesday, June 5

Saturday, June 15

Wednesday, August 7

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You don’t need to consult with Dr. Freud to know that we

are all good at procrastination. Whether it’s just putting
of doing the dishes, starting that new diet and exercise
program, or as intimidating as doing your taxes, we all procras-
tinate. Te task may be clear, the advantages of doing it may be
profound and you know you will feel so much better once it’s done,
yet taking that frst step is sooooo hard. Scolding yourself is coun-
terproductive because it raises your anxiety. It also rehearses and
reinforces the procrastination. Sometimes we can trick ourselves
into getting started by taking “baby steps” or by doing an unrelated
task that is easy and quick to trigger a “can do” attitude. Tere are
easy-to-do programs on conquering procrastination available on
the Internet. Tere are brief, free videos on this and other topics by
Brad Yates on his website at www.bradyates.net and on YouTube.
A longer detailed program by Patricia Carrington is available
on her website at www.masteringef.com. Tey both use EFT
(tapping on acupuncture points) to process your inner resistance
to change. Te Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) is a form
of energy psychology that can powerfully shif our inner mental
and emotional gears. Patricia emphasizes the power of thinking in
terms of choices rather than nagging yourself with “should” and
“have to.” Tis change in thinking removes a heavy burden and
frees us up for meaningful change. But if that is all too scholarly for
you, just watch the comedy, What About Bob?, to see the power of
those baby steps.

How did you react to the above information on EFT? Did you
dismiss it as too silly, weird or too much bother? Did your mind
jump to all the possible reasons that it’s not for you? Did you use
black and white thinking to decide it sounds too easy to be true,
when we all know life is hard? If so, you are an expert at self-
sabotage. My suggested baby step is to go to one of the websites

and learn more about it. A second baby step would be to learn how
to use EFT to strengthen positive emotions and memories before
you tackle problems.
What motivates people to seek counseling or psychotherapy?
It’s ofen the pain of anxiety, depression or post-traumatic stress
disorder that opens the door. One of the roadblocks to getting

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that blocks opportunities
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accept help. It leaves you
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help is the belief that you “should” be able to handle everything
all by yourself, or at least pretend that you can handle it. Tis is a
profound form of self-sabotage that blocks opportunities to reach
out, ask for and accept help. It leaves you alone with your pain.
Once past the stigma of and resistance to asking for help, other
methods of sabotage will emerge. One method is believing in the
myth that if you understand exactly how and why your problems
developed, they will magically vanish. Tis belief is the gateway
to endless therapy without much meaningful result. A baby step
out of it is to start asking yourself, “what can I do to feel better
right now?” instead of “why do I feel so bad?” Asking yourself
why you feel so bad usually gets you tangled up in rehearsing bad
experiences and playing the shame/blame game. Te answer to
“what” can be something simple like slow, deep breathing, EFT or
focusing your attention on something positive, funny or beauti-
ful. Another method of self-sabotage is being like the kid in the
car who keeps asking if we are there yet. Terapy is a process, not
an end product. You will know when we are there. Another great
method of self-sabotage is to keep demanding that the therapist
explain exactly how and why their type of therapy is scientifcally
valid and how and why it will work for the individual. Tis can
also be an endless disruption of the course of potentially efective
therapy. Te best baby step is to put some trust in your therapist
and focus on developing efective teamwork.
What is self-sabotage all about? Does some part of your mind
hate you? No. It’s mainly about an inner struggle to stay in your
nice, safe comfort zone, no matter how miserable that comfort zone
really feels. Usually the methods are learned early in life. As a trou-
bled adult, these methods protect you from fears of success/failure
and the unknown. An efective baby step means taking a step out of
your comfort zone and out into the great unknown. I believe that
once that frst step is taken, going back to square one is unlikely.
Te rewards are enormous. To see a funny and touching example
of such a transformation, watch the movie, “As Good As It Gets,”
with Jack Nicholson. One step leads to the next until fear, isolation
and anger are transformed into connection, friendship and love.

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The many
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By Lisa Schmoock

High-stress lifestyles have become the new norm, and people

are looking for ways to create small moments of wellness
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When people become busy, taking control of their health
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Embracing an active lifestyle that

leaves behind the comforts of the
couch can be a difcult adjustment.
But the payofs of adopting a more active
lifestyle are numerous. In addition to feeling
better physically, men and women who
embrace more physical activity typically
notice improvements in their mood as well.
Te positive mental efects related to
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late chemicals in your brain that improve
your mood while also lowering stress and
helping you relax. According to the Centers
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exercise or a mix of aerobic exercise and
strength-training activities three to fve
times a week for 30 to 60 minutes has been
shown to improve cognitive ability and
judgment, reduce a person’s risk of develop-
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Te numerous positive efects of physi-
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sport you enjoy playing and then start playing it more.
Getting of the couch and embracing an active lifestyle has both
physical and mental benefts that can improve all aspects of daily life.

Source: Metro Creative Connection.

Embrace a cause

If the known physical and mental benefts
of an active lifestyle are not proving to
be ample motivation in your
quest to be more physi-
cally active, then perhaps
the opportunity to help
others might do the
trick. Numerous chari-
ties sponsor charity
walks or runs that
provide participants
with an opportunity
to raise money for
a good cause. Even
better, such events
tend to take all comers,
so you might be able to
enlist your friends, family
members or coworkers
to join you. Signing up
for a 10K might be
just the motivation
you need to get out
and start training.
And once the
training begins,
chances are
you won’t
want to
stop even
afer the
charity
event has
come and gone.

Do your own chores

It might be easier to cut
your landscaper
a check and
let him look
afer

your
property, but
that big green
yard outside your
front door presents a
great opportunity for you
to be more physically active. Mow
your own lawn, choosing a push
mower instead of a ride-on mower, and
tend to your trees, shrubs and fowers your-
self. Tis is a great way to be more physically active,
and the physical and mental rewards might just be
outdone by the pride you feel when seeing a beauti-
ful landscape you tended to yourself.

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Tis month and next month we’ll consider 15 things that you may
want to consider giving up in order to make your life a lot easier and
much happier. Tis article covers the frst seven.

We hold on to so many things that cause us a great deal of

pain, stress and sufering — and instead of letting them
all go, instead of allowing ourselves to be stress free
and happy — we cling on to them. Not anymore. Starting today we
will give up on all those things that no longer serve us, and we will
embrace change. Ready?
Here we go:
1. Give up your need to always be right. Tere are so many
of us who can’t stand the idea of being wrong – even at the risk
of ending great relationships or causing a great deal of stress and
pain for us and for others. It’s just not worth it. Whenever you feel
the “urgent” need to jump into a fght over who is right and who is
wrong, ask yourself this question:

“Would I rather be right, or would
I rather be kind?” –Wayne Dyer

What diference will that make? Is your ego really that big? Be
nice! Forgiveness is huge here. Te idea that we need to forgive
someone even if we are right is an amazing concept.

2. Give up your need for control. Be willing to give up your
need to always control everything that happens to you and around
you — situations, events, people, etc. Whether they are loved ones,
coworkers, or just strangers you meet on the street, just allow them
to be. Allow everything and everyone to be just as they are and
you will see how much better will that make you feel. Tis is very
liberating; it’s no longer your problem.

“By letting it go it all gets done. The
world is won by those who let it go.
But when you try and try. The world
is beyond winning.” –Lao Tzu

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3. Give up on blame. Give up on your need to blame others for
what you have or don’t have; for what you feel or don’t feel. Stop
giving your powers away and start taking responsibility for your
life. Take responsibility with a smile on your face … help another
save face.

4. Give up your self-defeating self-talk. Oh my, how many
people are hurting themselves because of their negative, polluted
and repetitive self-defeating mindset! Don’t believe everything that
your mind is telling you, especially if it’s negative and self-defeating.
You are better than that. Make it a priority to stop talking negative
about yourself. If you think something bad about yourself, stop, tell
yourself you’re sorry and say something nice to yourself. If you hear
anyone talk bad about themselves in any way, catch them. Ten say
something wonderful to them and make them repeat it!

“The mind is a superb instrument
if used rightly. Used wrongly,
however, it becomes very
destructive.” –Eckhart Tolle

5. Give up your limiting beliefs about what you can or
cannot do, about what is possible or impossible.
From now
on, you are no longer going to allow your limiting beliefs to keep
you stuck in the wrong place. Spread your wings and fy!

“A belief is not an idea held by
the mind, it is an idea that holds
the mind.” –Elly Roselle

6. Give up complaining. Give up your constant need to
complain about those many, many, many things, people, situations
and events that make you unhappy, sad and depressed. Nobody
can make you unhappy. No situation can make you sad or miser-
able unless you allow it to. It’s not the situation that triggers those
feelings in you, but how you choose to look at it. Never underes-
timate the power of positive thinking. Separate yourself from the
negative people in your life — even family. Tere are creative ways
to accomplish that.

7. Give up the luxury of criticism. Give up your need to criti-
cize things, events or people that are diferent than you. We are all
diferent, yet we are all the same. We all want to be happy, we all
want to love and be loved, and we all want to be understood. We all
want something, and something is wished by us all. Tis goes both
ways … even letting others criticize you. Don’t let them.
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Question: When I’m fnished nursing my
daughter, my last of three kids, I want to get
rid of my mommy tummy, which refuses to
go away despite the fact that I lost 28 pounds
and do 100 sit-ups a day. What goes into
deciding whether to have a plain liposuction
procedure, add the laser step or resort to that
surgery called abdominoplasty, where a big
long scar is lef afer the removal of a fap of
skin and a deep wedge of fat?
Answer: Te lower abdominal region is
one of many main genetically engineered fat
storage sites. Tis particular highly visible
energy reservoir in the belly region theoreti-
cally increased a woman’s chances of survival
in premodern medicine days, following the
frequent horrifc healing demands in the
afermath of childbirth.
Te average person will not get rid of any
more of their fat within the abdominal wall
by doing 2000 sit-ups a day than by running
fve miles a day. When abdominal muscles
are exercised, they draw their energy require-
ments via the blood stream. In other words,
the blood stream carries needed nutrients
to exercising muscles that are being pulled
from many areas of the body like the liver,

adrenal glands, panaceas and many diferent
fat storage sites, not preferentially from the
adjacent fat within the area being exercised.
Pregnancy is also known to mechani-
cally stretch the abdominal skin while the
pregnancy’s high levels of hormonal infu-
ences cause fat to be deposited into the
abdominal areas, all of which accelerates
the growth of the skin, the body’s largest
organ. Tus, waiting until the completion
of childbearing before reducing this area
of fat storage mechanical or surgically is a
reasonable tenant.
Women who have had children will
rarely just be satisfed with a “plain” liposuc-
tion procedure, called classic liposuction,
without doing something to deal with the
stretched and expanded volume of abdomi-
nal wall skin. Tat’s why laser liposuction,
or liposuction using another heating of the
skin energy source like cautery or radio
frequency, is thought by many liposuc-
tion surgeons to be ideal for tightening or
shrinking the overlying skin.

If a person has a lot of overhanging skin
within their lower abdominal bulge, like
more than two inches of folding-over skin
and fat, then an abdominoplasty, with or
without a concurrent liposuction procedure,
can provide a more cosmetically pleasing
result. Some patients will experience a safer
and/or more pleasing result with a two-stage
approach. Tis involves an initial non-laser
liposuction procedure using a more aggres-
sive fat removal device like MicroAire’s PAL®
LipoSculptor™ or Te Tickle Lipo System.
Ten, two months later, a more minor and
lower-risk  “skinning” abdominoplasty
procedure is done.

Get rid of
that hard-
to-lose
mommy
tummy for
good!

By Dr. Nolan Hetz

Dr. Nolan Hetz is a board certi-
fed gynecologic surgeon, a certifed
aesthetics consultant and the medical
director of Youthful Endeavors, with
ofces in Green Bay and Manitowoc.
If you wish to receive information on classic lipo-
suction, the GPSLipo® Procedure or PAL® Power-
Assisted Liposuction, or wish to submit a question
for this column, please call 920.683.1800 or email
nolanhetz@yahoo.com.

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communityCALENDAR

Mondays in April • 4-5:30 p.m.

Eight-Week Powerful Girls Group for
Teens 15-17

Facilitator: Judy Rogers, L.C.S.W.
Topics covered: 1) Countering the impact of me-
dia on self-esteem and body image; 2) Mindfulness
tools for managing anxiety and depression; 3) Lov-
ing Kindness for healthy relationships; and 4) How
to know when you make healthy choices.
Call 920.722.7245 today to reserve your place.
Location: Mindfulness Center for Wellbeing, 18 Jew-
elers Park, Suite 210, Neenah. Check out the website
for more information about Mindfulness and groups:
mindfulnesscenterforwellbeing.com.

Tuesdays in April • 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Mindfulness Adult Group

Facilitator: Judy Rogers, L.C.S.W.
Through a guided eight-week group experi-
ence, members learn how to get off auto-pilot
and live a more conscious lifestyle. Groups fol-
low along with The Mindful Turtle Study Guide,™
which includes various tools, meditative practices
and inspirational readings that follow the topic
of the week. Our next Mindfulness groups will
be starting in April and will be held at Mindful-
ness Center for Wellbeing, 18 Jewelers Park,
Suite 210, Neenah. Call 920.722.7245 today to
reserve your place. Check out the website for
more information about Mindfulness and groups:
mindfulnesscenterforwellbeing.com

Tuesday, April 2 • 6:15-8 p.m.

Feel Fit & Fabulous Naturally

Discover the connection between food and aging.
Featuring pure, safe and benefcial nutritional prod-
ucts that are gluten-free and vegan-certifed. Our
program will highlight Arbonne’s Fit Essentials with
taste testing, tips and ideas for staying healthy. Plus
special guest speaker, Dr.Buss of the Chiropractic
Advantage of Appleton will present “How To Stay

Young — The 1st 100 Years”.

This is a FREE event held at Ridgeway Golf Club,
2913 County Rd. II, Neenah. To reserve your spot,
contact Becky Schmalz, independent consultant,
regional vice president, at 920.843.1142 or becky.
schmalz@gmail.com.

Saturday, April 13 • 9-11 a.m.

Getting On Top of Stress for Kids

This is a 2-hour interactive fun educational work-
shop for kids ages 8-13. We have taken the cur-
riculum from our Adult Stress Management work-
shop and created a fun, kid-friendly version. Kids
will learn effective evidence-based techniques
to manage stress that they will be able to apply
immediately. Come prepared to have fun, share
experiences and learn a plethora of information.
Cost is $25/person or bring a friend for $20/per-
son. Presented by Saris Counseling, 3405 Com-
merce Ct., Suite F, Appleton. For more information
or to register contact Brenda at 920.364.9078.

Saturday, April 13 • 12:30-3:30 p.m.

Intuitive Painting Workshop

Learn how to reconnect to your sense of play. To
discover the freedom in taking a risk and letting
go. Strengthen your inner wisdom. Break creative
blocks with self-inquiry. You don’t need to be
an artist to discover the transformational power
of painting for process rather than product. No
painting experience is necessary. There are no mis-
takes, never a critique. When people give in to the
creative process, surprises and magic come forth!
Space is limited. Facilitated by Tina Siebers. Cost is
$35 and includes materials. Registration is required
by emailing soulfullcreative@yahoo.com or calling
320.808.7325.

Saturday, April 20 • 9 a.m.-noon

Life Changing Energy Toolkit —
Experiential Workshop

This experiential workshop is for anyone who
would like to learn fast and effective tools to
boost, protect and clear their energy feld. These
powerful energetic techniques will help you keep
your energy system fowing smoothly, which will
improve your life on all levels — physical, men-
tal, emotional and spiritual! Presented by Dr. Ann
Khanna of Rainbows In Harmony at 4650 W.
Spencer St., Appleton.
For more information, please visit Workshops at
www.rainbowsinharmony.com. Space is limited,
register now for early bird discount!

Saturday, April 27 • 12:30-3:30 p.m.

Intuitive Painting Workshop

Learn how to reconnect to your sense of play. To
discover the freedom in taking a risk and letting
go. Strengthen your inner wisdom. Break creative
blocks with self-inquiry. You don’t need to be
an artist to discover the transformational power
of painting for process rather than product. No
painting experience is necessary. There are no mis-
takes, never a critique. When people give in to the
creative process, surprises and magic come forth!
Space is limited. Facilitated by Tina Siebers. Cost
is $35 and includes materials. Registration is re-
quired by emailing soulfullcreative@yahoo.com or
calling 320.808.7325.

Saturday, May 11 • 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Eco Expo

A community event with hopes to inspire people to
create a positive change in the environment, lead-
ing by example in their daily lives. Expo features:
• Hands-on demonstrations.
• Educational seminars.
• Featured seminars: urban chickens seminar
and natural prairie grass seminar.
• Large variety of vendors.
• Resources to show easy ways to be more
“green” in your daily life.

To be a part of the expo, contact Samantha at
920.405.1134 or samantha.zastrow@pmiwi.com.
Event held at Shopko Hall, 1901 S. Oneida St.,
Green Bay. www.EcoExpoWI.com.

Friday, May 31 • 6:30-9 p.m.

IF YOU TALK WITH THE ANIMALS with
Asia Voight and Dr. Steven Farmer

Join Asia and Steven to learn how you can com-
municate with the animals, both their physical be-
ings and as spirit guides. Asia will teach you the
basics of animal communication while Steven will
show you how to receive messages from animals
as spirit guides as well as how to fnd your pri-
mary spirit animal helper. They will lead you and
the group in guided meditations that will enhance

your ability to communicate on both levels — the

physical and the spiritual.
Following the presentations, Asia and Steven will
invite questions and offer some random audience
readings. You will come away from this workshop
with a deeper appreciation of the gifts that our
animal brothers and sisters have to offer us, and
a keener ability to discern communications from
these amazing beings!
Fee: $55 when paid in advance by May 20; $65
at the door. Location: Holiday Inn Green Bay, 2785
Ramada Way. To register or for more information:
www.thepeaceandwellnesscenter.com go to calen-
dar, call 920.819.3774 or email watrish@aol.com.

Saturday, June 1 • 1-3:30 p.m.

Exploring Shamanism with Dr. Steven
Farmer

Shamanism is an ancient spiritual practice that
has existed in some form for at least 40,000 years,
evidence of which has been found on every con-
tinent. Through the use of drumming, rattling,
dancing, singing or a combination of these, the
shaman enters into an altered state of conscious-
ness that allows him to travel to the spirit world of
non-ordinary reality (NOR). There he seeks guid-
ance from his helping spirits for healing others
and relieving suffering.
In this workshop you’ll learn what shamanism
is, its practices, and how to apply its concepts to
your daily life and spiritual belief system. You’ll
learn how shamanic healing works, as well as

learn how to do the basic shamanic journey and

discover your main animal spirit guide, your pow-

er animal, by journeying to the NOR.

Please bring a bandanna or scarf, a drum or rat-
tle (if you have one), a blanket, and a notebook
and pen to take notes and record your experienc-
es. We’ll have a few drums and rattles available if
you don’t yet have one.
Fee: $35 prepaid, $45 at the door and special rate
of $60 for two tickets (friends, spouses, relatives,
etc.). Held at the Peace & Wellness Center, 681
Baeten Road, Green Bay. To register or for more
information: wwww.thepeaceandwellnesscenter.
com go to calendar or call 920.819.3774 or email
watrish@aol.com

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COMMUNITYSupport our local

businesses in the
natural health and
green living industry!

partners

BODYWORK

New Possibilities Integration, LLC

Victoria L. Huss, Certifed Rolfer™
103 W. College Ave., Suite 601, Appleton

920.427.7653 • www.wisconsinrolfng.com

Rolfng®

Structural Integration is
a transformative bodywork and
education system designed to
align and balance the body.
Many of us have old habits, accidents and pat-

terns “locked” into our posture and musculature
— causing chronic pain, infexibility and decreased

mobility. Rolfng® unwinds this chronic strain and
offers new possibilities for standing, moving and
being.

BOUTIQUE - WIGS/BREAST CARE

Nell’s Wigs & Boutique

2031 S. Webster Ave., Suite B, Green Bay

920.393.4912 • info@nellswigs.com

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Nell’s Wigs is a full service, licensed
wig salon dedicated to discreet
and personable service. Whether
you need a wig for medical hair
loss, fashion, cosmetic, work, travel or fun, our
mission is to make you feel comfortable and con-
fdent in your style. We carry the largest inventory
of designer wigs in Wisconsin!

BRAINWAVE OPTIMIZATION

Brain Training of the Fox Valley

101 W. Edison Center, Suite 224, Appleton
920.284.4874
www.braintrainingfv.com

Hits to the head and hurts to the
heart can cause us to smoke,
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can be tuned up, re-calibrated and refned. Near-
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Brainwave Optimization™. A sophisticated tech-
nology, but a simple process of the brain mirror-
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CHILDCARE

Growing Time Child Care Center

2738 Manitowoc Road, Green Bay
920.468.6202
GrowingTime@att.net

Growing Time offers a healthy
choice for your children. We
have joined the community sup-
ported agriculture program
(CSA). This means we serve chemical-free vegeta-
bles and free-range chicken, along with beef from
local farmers. Our center uses homemade soap to
reduce chemical exposure. We care for children ages
4-weeks to 13-years and are open 5:30am to 6pm.
Before and after school care/transportation and
summer programs are offered to school-age chil-
dren. Parent trusted and family owned since 1985.

CHIROPRACTOR & NUTRITION

Appleton Chiropractic

2425 West Wisconsin Ave., Appleton

920.731.0715 • www.fxmedoc.com

Roy Ostenson, B.S., D.C., C.C.S.T., helps patients
reach optimal wellness through chiropractic care
and clinical nutrition. We offer our patients objec-
tive, blood-based health analysis with the most
comprehensive nutrition and health program in the
Appleton area. Based on a 52-point blood panel
and hair and urine analysis, your Science Based Nu-
trition™

report includes supplement recommenda-
tions, foods to avoid, a review of your medications,
side effects and more. The pursuit for optimal well-
ness is an active process of making choices towards
a healthy existence.

CLOTHING AND LODGING

Sabamba Alpaca Ranch and Bed & Breakfast

2338 Hickory Rd., De Pere

920-371-0003 • info@sabambaalpaca.com

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Experience

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It’s soft as cashmere, warmer than wool and
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alpaca: socks, scarves, hats, mittens, gloves,

capes, long-johns, sweaters, toys, yarn, ponchos

and more! Spend the weekend at our bed and
breakfast, do your holiday shopping and visit with
our charming alpacas.

COLLEGE/UNIVERSITY

Northeast Wisconsin Technical College

2740 West Mason St., Green Bay
888.385.NWTC
www.nwtc.edu

NWTC serves over 40,000
students annually. With ad-
vanced technology and state-of-the art facilities,
it’s no wonder students are choosing an afford-
able education close to home. NWTC offers more
than 100 degrees, diplomas and apprenticeships,
with many transferring into the 4-year system.
NWTC is fnding passions and pushing potential.

COLON HYDRO-THERAPY

Natural Healing Solutions

Certifed Colon Hydro-Therapists
345 E. Wisconsin Ave., Suite #6, Appleton
920.830.3909
www.naturalhealingsolutionsllc.com

Feel healthier, remove toxic
waste from your body and
relieve symptoms like chronic
fatigue, constipation and
skin problems. Carl & Carol Ann offer colon hy-
drotherapy through the Wood Gravitational
Method. A colonic is a gentle internal bath to

cleanse the colon and rejuvenate the body. Colon

hydrotherapy also restores the body’s PH balance,
stimulates the immune system and allows free
passage of nutrients into the blood.

CRANIOSACRAL THERAPY

Therapeutic Pulse

Sharon Blake, CMT
345 E. Wisconsin Ave., #8, Appleton

920.740.5101 • www.iahp.com/sharonblake

therapeuticpulse@gmail.com

Sharon helps your body fnd balance
integrating craniosacral therapy,
lymph drainage therapy, visceral ma-
nipulation and therapeutic massage.
Craniosacral therapy (CST) helps the
nervous system “reboot” to fnd a new, calmer bal-
ance. CST is benefcial for: stress, depression, TMJ,
headaches & migraines, ADD/ADHD, refux & colic
and more. Hours by appointment.

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CREATIVE EXPRESSION

Soul-Full Creative Arts, LLC

Tina Siebers, Sherwood
320.808.7325
soulfullcreative@yahoo.com
www.soul-fullcreativearts.com

Nurture your creativity and open
doors for self exploration through the
meditative processes of intuitive
painting, art journaling and manda-
las! Tina Siebers uses art workshops
and individual sessions to help clients access their
inner wisdom. As she explains, “We are all creative
beings and no experience is necessary to take this
life-affrming journey.” Take the frst step to recon-
nect with and explore your authentic self by contact-
ing Tina today! Upcoming workshops: 4/13 & 4/27.

DENTAL

Twohig Dental

William J. Twohig, DDS
417 E. Ann St., Weyauwega

920.867.3101 • www.drtwohig.com

Twohig Dental wants you to experience a natural
and holistic approach to dentistry. Our practice is
a mercury-free, health-centered offce. We believe
in treating patients as individuals. We are dedicat-
ed to advanced education in traditional and non-
traditional dentistry. We invite you to schedule a
consultation with us.

EDUCATION

Blue Sky School of Professional Massage
and Therapeutic Bodywork

2200 American Blvd., De Pere

920.338.9500 • www.BlueSkyMassage.com

Blue Sky strives to inspire and chal-
lenge our students as they become
professional massage therapists. We
integrate community outreach, holistic practices
and wellness into our massage therapy program.
We have full- and part-time options. Financial aid
available for those who qualify. Open houses year
round! Touch the lives of others, become a mas-
sage therapist! Call today!

FINANCIAL

Capital Credit Union

920.731.3195 • toll free: 866.731.3195

For a location near you visit www.capitalcu.com

Capital Credit Union is a full-
service fnancial institution
offering a wide range of
products and services, such as savings accounts,
CDs, IRAs, free and dividend-earning checking ac-
counts, free online and mobile banking, free text
alerts, and loans for cars, homes, home equity and
more. Anyone living or working in Outagamie,
Calumet, Winnebago or Brown Counties in Wis-
consin is eligible for Capital membership.

FLORIST/GIFTS

The Wild Iris

700 E. Magnolia Ave.,
LAKESHORE MALL in Manitowoc
920.682.6194
Order online at www.mywildiris.com

Gifts & Botanicals

Manitowoc County’s favorite

“friendly” FLORIST offering one-

of-a-kind creations. Unique gift
shop featuring items by local art-
ists, including: soaps, lotions, candles, birdhouses,
decorative furniture, permanent and fresh forals,
plants, balloons and our NEW Candy Cakes. Special-
izing in weddings and parties — full service, includ-
ing decorating. We deliver throughout the county
and worldwide through 1-800-FLOWERS.

GOURMET RETAIL/GIFT

The Wire Whisk

767 North Casaloma Dr., Appleton
920.739.3663
www.thewirewhisk.com

We are the store for all
cooks offering cook-
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ware, barware, cutlery,
gadgets, tableware, glassware, kitchen electrics,
specialty foods and kitchen housewares. Profes-
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Our family, serving your family for over 33 years!
Gift cards available. Open Mon.-Sat. 10 a.m. to 8
p.m. and Sun. 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

HEALTH & FITNESS

Anytime Fitness

For a location near you, visit our website.
www.anytimeftness.com

Anytime Fitness is
open 24/7/365 to
provide you with the
essential elements of a great workout, such as

treadmills, ellipticals and bikes — all with fat-
screen TVs — and both free weights and circuit

weight machines. We also offer 24-hour tanning,
personal training, private restrooms and showers.
Anywhere Club Access allows you to visit more
than 1,000 clubs worldwide.

Good Vibrations Studio

1211 Rickmeyer Dr., Fond du Lac

920.921.1211 • goodvibsstudio@gmail.com

www.goodvibrationsstudio.com

At Good Vibrations Studio, you come
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and helps you achieve your ftness
goals as if you have spent an hour at
the gym. Watch as your clothes become loose and

you drop pants sizes. Relax and enjoy a session in

our infrared sauna or on an Amethyst Biomat, both
of which help to rid the body of toxins and contrib-

ute to whole body wellness. Enjoy Nikken fltered

water, essential oils and take part in our free classes

on weight loss, stress reduction, how to prevent
and get rid of colds, the fu and more. Mention this
listing and receive a FREE ONE-WEEK TRIAL MEM-
BERSHIP. Open Mon.-Thu. 8 a.m.-8 p.m., Fri. 8 a.m.-
6 p.m. and Sat. 8 a.m.-4 p.m.

Lake Park Swim & Fitness, LLC

730 Lake Park Rd., Menasha

920.882.8900 • www.lakeparkftness.com

See our ad on pg. 29.

Lake Park Swim & Fit-
ness is the Fox Valley’s
newest and most re-
freshing health club. Locally owned and operat-
ed, we have combined the latest in equipment,
classes, club amenities and more to give our
members an unparalleled experience. Customer
service and building a sense of community is our

main focus — be a part of the LPSF family and

experience the difference!

HEALTH & WELLNESS

A Better You/Boresha Coffee

Jacquelyn Wilson

920.737.3555 • abetteryou@new.rr.com
abetteryou.co • BLOG: coffeewithjacque.com

WHY BORESHA? Boresha em-
powers you to develop a
healthy relationship with food
by providing a simple, delicious way to continue
your quest for health and wellness, while our
unique opportunities foster fnancial freedom and
give back to the community. Boresha is the home
of the World’s Only Fat Burning Coffee and Tea!
Certifed Organic • Patented Hunger Control • Bal-
anced Energy • Low Acid • Buffered Caffeine •

Fair Trade. Call for your complimentary sample!

HEALTH FOOD STORE

Natural Healthy Concepts

310 N. Westhill Blvd., Appleton
920.968.2360
www.naturalhealthyconcepts.com

Natural Healthy Con-
cepts brings you the
best dietary health sup-
plements on the market at the lowest prices pos-
sible. We also have a great selection of all natural
beauty products to make you look as good on the
outside as you feel on the inside. And what makes
it even better, we provide free shipping on all do-
mestic US orders, no matter the size!

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Terry Naturally

2625 Development Dr., Suite 40, Green Bay

920.965.1002 • www.terrynaturally.com

Hours: 9 a.m.-7 p.m., Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Sat.
Farmer’s Market Every Wednesday, 3-7 p.m.

Stop in and talk with
our knowledgeable
staff to get your
health questions answered. We can recommend a
natural protocol for you to take charge of your
health. We carry a full line of nutritional supple-
ments, organic bulk olive oils & vinegars, specialty
foods, locally raised meats, health & beauty prod-
ucts and much more!

HOLISTIC MEDICINE

Peace & Wellness Center

Patricia Poole

920.819.3774 • watrish@aol.com

www.patriciampoole.com

Patricia Poole has been providing
hypnosis and energy healing private
sessions and classes for 14 years. She
offers information on hypnosis, reiki,
Reconnective Healing and soon EFT.
Educational and life-changing classes are offered
regularly. Hypnosis CDs are available to get you
started in making positive changes today! Call or
email today to set up your appointment.

Wonders of Wellness

Dr. Nancy Soliven, D.C., M.D., Chiropractor
Megan Hoffman, C.S.T. Diplomat
424 E. Longview Dr., Suite B, Appleton
920.734.6389

Good health is being balanced physically, men-
tally, emotionally and spiritually. At our treatment
center our goal is to help you live a long, healthy
life. Our caring, compassionate, multi-disciplinary,
and highly skilled health care professionals seek
and treat the causes associated with a wide range
of medical issues. We offer our patients cranio-
sacral therapy, chiropractic, nutritional counseling,
lymphatic drainage and food intolerance testing.
Schedule your appointment today.

HOLISTIC PSYCHOTHERAPY

Life Force Wellness Center, LLC

Alexandria S. Binkowski, MH, ND, MS
404 N. Main St., Suite 106, Oshkosh

920.217.1769 • asb@lifeforcewc.com

www.lifeforcewc.com

Are you feeling stressed over work, f-
nances or a relationship? Are you an
actor, athlete, artist or musician who
has lost your groove and wants to re-
gain it plus go beyond to your full po-
tential? If so, contact me for an integrated ap-
proach to achieve total health and well-being. Join

me on a journey to enhance your naturally born

gifts and to help you live the life you were des-

tined for — a LIFE IN BALANCE. Collaboration,

holistic, intuitive and empathic methods are used
to reach your goals fast and effectively.

HOLISTIC WELLNESS

Get Connected, LLC

5497 W. Waterford Lane, Suite A
920.750.6120
www.getconnectedcounseling.com

Get Connected

CounselingLLC.

At Get Connected Counseling, LLC
we help people who are dissatisfed
with their lives, fnd their way to
where they want to be. We offer a
different experience in therapy than
clients have had before, with a focus on transfor-
mational healing of mind, body and spirit. We use
cutting-edge approaches to re-engage, rewire, re-
connect and inspire our clients to live within their
authentic selves. We take most insurance plans.

Rainbows in Harmony

Dr. Ann Khanna

Appleton • 920.757.9693

Ann@RainbowsInHarmony.com
www.RainbowsInHarmony.com

Rainbows In Harmony

Do you have a physical, emotional,
mental or spiritual issue that has
you feeling stuck and in need of
relief? I left traditional medicine
over 15 years ago and have studied and practiced
holistic methods of achieving health and wellness.
Using a variety of energetic techniques, we create
a personal, one-of-a-kind healing session to help
you remove individual blocks and restore healthy
energy fow. Finally solve the issues that are con-
straining you and begin fully living life to your
highest potential. Visit my website to learn how
Energy Restoration can help you! Call or email for
your free 15-minute consultation.

Wellness Essentials, LLC

456 N. Main St., Oshkosh
Located at the Harmony Wellness Center

920.410.4022 • www.WellnessEssentialsLLC.com

Providing Innovative Wellness with Care & Integrity

Kari A. Uselman, Ph.D., has been in
private practice since 2006. She is
nationally certifed in biofeedback
and complex homeopathy, is an ad-
vanced practitioner of Quantum Re-
fex Analysis, cation mud-packing and vastu bioen-
ergetics, and facilitates craniosacral therapy,
Reconnective Healing, BioGenesis & more. Kari
weaves her intuition, integrity and caring into her
sessions to support her clients’ holistic wellness.
She is certifed through the Natural Therapies Cer-
tifcation Board and has over 1000 satisfed clients.

HORMONES & WELLNESS

Wise Woman Wellness LLC

Randi Mann, NP — Owner, Board Certifed
Woman’s Health Nurse Practitioner and NAMS
Certifed Menopause Practitioner
1480 Swan Rd., De Pere

920.339.5252 • www.wisewomanwellness.com

Natural Options - Healthy Lives

Randi Mann, NP, helps
women

of

all

ages live healthy, vital, joy-flled lives

through medical and non-medical so-
lutions, education and lifestyle guid-
ance. Seek care from an expert
knowledgeable in the latest scientifc
research, and offers integration of complementary
and conventional approaches. Mann has achieved
the prestigious NAMS Menopause Practitioner Cer-
tifcation and has spoken nationally on behalf of the
Bioidentical Hormone Initiative. She is skilled at pre-
scribing customized, bioidentical hormones when
needed. Attend the introductory seminar “End Hor-

mone Havoc — Stay Sane, Slim and Sexy” to learn

the fundamentals of hormone changes, treatment
options and great self care. Call for an appointment
or register for a seminar today!

Wise Woman Wellness LLC

Cheryl Rentmeester, NP — Nurse Practitioner
1480 Swan Rd., De Pere

920.339.5252 • www.wisewomanwellness.com

Natural Options - Healthy Lives

Cheryl Rentmeester,
NP, is a family nurse
practitioner with close to 10 years ex-
perience in diagnosis and treatment
of women of all ages. She has a spe-
cial interest in women’s heath issues.
She believes open communication
and education is key to forming a valuable partner-
ship with her patients for effective treatment re-
sults. Seek care from an expert knowledgeable in
the latest scientifc research, and offers integration
of complementary and conventional approaches.
Attend the introductory seminar “End Hormone

Havoc — Stay Sane, Slim and Sexy” to learn the

fundamentals of hormone changes, treatment op-
tions and great self-care. Accepting new patients.

INTEGRATIVE PSYCHOTHERAPIST

Mindfulness Center for Wellbeing, LLC

18 Jewelers Park Dr., Suite 210, Neenah
920.722.7245
www.mindfulnesscenterforwellbeing.com

Are you ready to journey to a happier

and healthier life? Are you considering
counseling to support you in meeting
your goals? If so, I congratulate you for
being a good listener to your life. At the
Mindfulness Center for Wellbeing, you will learn sci-
entifcally-validated mind body medicine skills that will
enhance your capacity for self-awareness, self-accep-
tance and self-care. Become your own expert in how
your mind interacts with your body to create better
emotional, mental, social and physical health. We
teach simple self-care techniques like Mindfulness
Meditation, Qi Qong Breath Exercises, Visualization,

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Guided Imagery, Affrmations, Journaling, Stress Man-
agement and Loving Kindness Relationship skills. We
offer free Mind Body Medicine Classes, 8-Week Mind-
ful Women’s Group, as well as individual and couple
counseling. Our therapist, Judy Rogers, L.C.S.W., has
over 20 years of counseling experience.

LANDSCAPE

Ranger Services Inc.

Urban Forestry and Landscape Management
P.O. Box 2221, Appleton, WI 54912
920.731.3511

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RANGER

SERVICES,INC

Ranger Services Inc. is an urban for-
estry and landscape management frm
providing technical assistance and ser-
vice to communities, residential and
commercial accounts. The staff consists of degreed
foresters, resource managers and certifed arborists
providing management and service in:

• Tree pruning/removal/plant health care/planting.

• Landscape management and maintenance.
• Street tree ordinance development/revision.
• Street and park tree inventory.
• Tree maintenance training programs.
• Urban forestry management plans.
• Tree appraisal.
• Lawn service and maintenance.

LAWN CARE

Backyard Organics

920.850.7450 • info@backyardorganics.net

www.backyardorganics.net

Todd and Tara Rockweit
are owners of Backyard
Organics, LLC, Wiscon-
sin’s frst organic land
care business accredited by NOFA, one of two orga-
nizations in the country that accredit Organic Land
Care Professionals (AOLCPs). Backyard Organics also
supplies organic weed herbicides and a variety of
natural and organic pest repellents either in bulk and/
or ready to spray bottles. To read more about our
products and services or if you would like to submit a
question, please visit our website, email or call us.

LIFE COACH

Life Spectrums, LLC

Joan M. Ek

Professional Life Coach/Reiki Master/

Registered Yoga Teacher

920.733.9793 • lifespectrums@new.rr.com

www.lifespectrums.net

With over 25 years experi-
ence in several areas of
health care, Joan special-
izes in providing a safe, honest, nurturing, chal-
lenging (and fun!) environment for individuals to
explore their innate potential to heal and live the
quality life of their choosing. She offers profes-
sional life coaching services, reiki therapy and
teaching, yoga instruction for all abilities, resource
and referral services, seminars and workshops to
empower each person on an integrative basis.

Wise Woman Wellness LLC

Julie Rider, OTR, CLCP
1480 Swan Rd., De Pere

920.339.5252 • www.wisewomanwellness.com

Natural Options - Healthy Lives

Julie Rider is a regis-
tered occupational
therapist, life coach practitioner and
certifed Just For Me™ Wellbeing
Group Coach. She encourages indi-
viduals to discover their very best
self. As a coach, Julie partners with
her clients to empower them to stretch beyond
their limits and to see opportunities within obsta-
cles, to map out and achieve goals, and to ulti-
mately reach overall wellness and effectiveness in
all areas of their lives. She is available for individual
coaching in person or by telephone, as well as of-
fers group coaching. She is available to visit your
company for group presentations with content tai-
lored to your specifc needs.

MASSAGE THERAPY

Blue Sky School of Professional Massage
and Therapeutic Bodywork

2200 American Blvd., De Pere

920.338.9500 • www.BlueSkyMassage.com

Blue Sky’s massage clinic is a teach-
ing facility. Massages are performed
by students who have not yet grad-
uated, but have completed the educational re-
quirements to enter student clinic. A great oppor-
tunity for our students to complete state required
massage hours while offering professional quality
massages at a discount to the public! Make an
appointment today!

Intuitive Touch, LLC

Sue Noffke, LMT
8095 Tribute Dr., Neenah

920.850.0440 • snoffke1@new.rr.com

Relax and renew your body, mind and spirit at
Intuitive Touch. Sue Noffke, a licensed massage
therapist, offers her clients intuitive energy and
therapeutic touch massage therapy. She also pro-
vides Ashiatsu Oriental Bar Therapy®

, “the deep-

est, most luxurious massage on the planet,” and

fotation therapy, allowing you to experience total
rejuvenation and relaxation in a foat tank. Call to-
day to schedule your appointment.

MEDICAL AESTHETICS &
WOMEN’S HEALTHCARE

Youthful Endeavors

Dr. Nolan Hetz, Medical Director
Green Bay and Manitowoc locations

920.683.1800 • info@youthfulendeavors.com

www.youthfulendeavors.com

Youthful Endeavors
is one of the most
comprehensive medical aesthetic practices in Wis-
consin with a variety of services that combine both
wellness and aesthetic medicine with a touch of
high-end spa services. Redesign and refresh yourself
with the help of Dr. Nolan Hetz and the certifed

professional staff. They will create individually pleas-
ing results to complement your internal beauty.
Zero percent fnancing programs are available. Call
today for your complimentary consultation.

MEDICAL SPA

Rejuvenessence mediSpa

Kenneth Pechman, M.D., Ph.D.
Board Certifed Dermatologist
2201 East Enterprise Ave., Suite 104, Appleton

920.574.3577 • www.rmedispa.com

The mission of Rejuvenes-
sence mediSpa is to restore,

revitalize and rejuvenate the

skin’s appearance, health
and function. We strive to improve our clients’
skin through our professional services and high-
quality products and thus, enhance our patients’
self esteem and self image. We are proud to offer
free consultations on all of our services!

MIDWIVES

Appleton Community Midwives & Birth Center

308 E. Northland Ave., Appleton
920.882.6200
www.wisconsinmidwives.com

Our compassionate care-giving
team offers comprehensive tradi-
tional midwifery care, including
VBAC, water, home and birth cen-

ter birth. We provide complete maternity care —

prenatal visits, birth and postpartum. Our birth
center is cozy and welcoming, equipped with spe-
cially designed water birth tubs. We do insurance
verifcation and billing and offer fexible payment
plans for cash pay clients.

NONPROFIT

Community Beneft Tree

501(c)(3) nonproft organization
2204 Crooks Ave., Suite C, Kaukauna

920.422.1919 • www.communitybenefttree.org

We are here to celebrate people’s
lives and support them during their
medical crisis. We help family, friends
and co-workers plan a Celebration
of Support event for their loved one who is going
through a medical crisis. This one-day event helps
the family with funds for living and medical ex-
penses and provides strength, hope and joy to ex-
perience the support from the attendees of the
event. Community Beneft Tree also provides edu-
cation, support, resources and fnancial assistance
for families struggling with a medical crisis.

COMMUNITY

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NUTRITION

Nutritional Healing, LLC

Kimberly Neher, MS, Clinical Nutritionist
658 W. Ridgeview Dr., Appleton
kimneher@nutritionalhealingllc.com
920.358.5764

Kimberly Neher, MS, is the clinical nutri-
tionist located inside The Chiropractic
Advantage. Her passion lies in support-
ing people’s health through evidence-
based medicine (risks versus benefts of
medications) and healing therapies through nutri-
tion. Kimberly has experience working with clients
regarding weight and fatigue issues, sports nutri-
tion, food sensitivities and allergies, and general
health concerns such as high blood pressure, high
glucose levels, high cholesterol/triglycerides, thyroid
conditions and irritable bowel disorders. With her
master’s degree in human nutrition and Metagenics
certifcation in First Line Therapy, Kimberly has an
in-depth study of nutrition as a complementary
medicine. Transform your life through natural, clini-
cally proven methods of healing via nutrition, and
remedy the cause of your illness or weight concerns!

OPPORTUNITIES

Arbonne

Becky Schmalz, Regional Vice President

920.843.1142 • www.bschmalz.myarbonne.com

Reach out and discover Arbonne! Accord-
ing to current statistics and trends, people
are looking for ...
• Debt-free lifestyles.
• Financial security.
• Freedom to choose how they spend their
time and money.
• Wellness and healthy lifestyles.

… all of which equal “quality of life”!

Our opportunity fts the current timing and
trends. Consider the opportunities with Arbonne’s
pure, safe and benefcial skin care, nutritional prod-
ucts, cosmetics, detox spa and more! We are look-
ing for new consultants in Northeast Wisconsin! For
more information, contact Becky Schmalz, inde-
pendent consultant and regional vice president, at
920.843.1142 or Becky.Schmalz@gmail.com.

PAIN MANAGEMENT/RELIEF

Advanced Pain Management (APM)

2595 Development Dr., Suite 150, Green Bay
Locations also in Appleton and Oconto Falls

888.901.PAIN (7246) • www.APMhealth.com

Advanced Pain Manage-
ment (APM) is committed to
providing patients with in-
novative pain management services. APM strives to
deliver the most advanced, minimally invasive, diag-
nostic and therapeutic services to enable patients to
restore function, relieve pain and renew hope.

Whether it’s back or neck pain, work injury, sciatica or

a painful condition; APM has a pain management
doctor who can help pinpoint the source of pain.

EvolveAbility

Phyllis Kasper, Ph.D.

920.693.2250 • pkasper@bytehead.com

www.evolveability.com

Dr. Phyllis Kasper is a licensed psychol-
ogist with expertise in pain manage-
ment and post-traumatic stress disor-
der using EMDR, biofeedback,
meditation and training in self-hypnosis. Pain and
other symptoms of irritable bowel can be alleviated
using a 7-session hypnosis program. Dr. Kasper also
works with anxiety/panic disorders, depression and
breaking barriers to achievement. She is available at
Healthy Connections, LLC, 510 E. Wisconsin Ave.,
Appleton or call 920.257.4601.

Quality Therapy

311 Reaume Ave., Kaukauna

920.462.4583 • www.quality-therapy.com

Serving the Fox Valley

Quality Therapy is client-cen-
tered and focused on predict-
able outcomes. We strive to
uphold the dignity of patients,
accommodating schedule allowing recovery in your
own home. Our specialized programs include:
chronic pain program, back pain program and diges-
tinal disorder program. We also offer craniosacral,
visual manipulation, lymphedema with vaso-pneu-
matic pump and electro therapeutic point stimula-
tion. Don’t put it off any longer. The more you wait
the more serious your problem may become.

PERSONAL CARE/NUTRITION

Botanical Indulgence

Sandy White
1162 Westowne Dr., Neenah

920.725.1380 • www.botanicalindulgence.com

The success of a business

comes from more than just

the owner. A truly success-
ful business will have an
enthusiastic, knowledgeable staff hand chosen by
the owner. Here at Botanical Indulgence, Sandy has
a staff that loves the business as much as she does,
and it shows when you walk into the store. Located
5 minutes from Fox River Mall; take the Win-
neconne exit in Neenah and turn left at Culver’s.

Custom Health Pharmacy

1011 S. 10th St., Manitowoc
920.482.3145
www.customhealthpharmacy.com

Custom Health Pharma-
cy is your source for
quality compounded medications. Our state-of-
the-art compounding lab provides the highest
quality compounding possible. You have a choice

where you get your compounded prescriptions —

you don’t need your prescription sent to you from
Madison. We also offer: hormone saliva testing,
hormone consultations, adrenal fatigue consulta-
tions and testing, Take Charge weight loss pro-
gram and a full line of Now vitamins. We Accept
Caremark and Express Scripts.

PET HEALTH

Victoria’s Pet Nutrition Center and Boutique

14 N. Main St., Fond du Lac
920.923.1991
www.allnaturalpethealth.com

We carry all-natural pet
health products for your
dogs and cats including
natural treats, herbs and supplements used for
health problems such as canine and feline liver
and kidney disease, pet allergies, cancer in dogs
and cats, arthritis, dental, ear problems and diabe-
tes. We also carry pet gifts including dog and cat
socks, breed-specifc pillows, videos and Dog- and
Cat-opoly.

PHYSICAL THERAPY

MotionWorks Physical Therapy

1158 Westowne Drive, Neenah
920.215.2050
www.motionworkspt.com

Experience the differ-
ence a hands-on, man-
ual therapy approach to physical therapy can make
at MotionWorks Physical Therapy, a boutique phys-
ical therapy practice providing quality care to pa-
tients with spine, orthopedic, post-operative and

sports medicine injuries. Our mission is to provide

the highest level of personalized, one-on-one pa-
tient care, with appointment times that are conve-
nient to you, in a relaxing, patient-centered clinic
with all the latest amenities. Our results speak for
themselves, as we often can help those who have
not seen a beneft from treatment provided else-
where by addressing the whole patient and the

source of your pain, not just the symptoms.

PILATES

CClark Pilates Studio

Cathy Clark, Owner & Certifed Pilates Trainer
Marketplace Plaza, Suite 225
124 W. Wisconsin Ave., Neenah

920.410.0026 • www.cclarkpilates.com

Get to know your core! CClark Pi-
lates Studio is fully equipped with
reformers, Cadillac, Tower systems,
Ladderback Barrels, Wunda chairs and lots of room
for mat classes. Owner Cathy Clark has over 600
hours of classical pilates training. CClark has 3 dif-
ferent packages for the pilates enthusiast and also
offers private & semi-private sessions. SPRING SPE-
CIAL: $40 UNLIMITED MAT CLASSES FOR 30 DAYS.

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RESTAURANT

Nakashima of Japan • Katsu-Ya of Japan

4100 W. Pine St., Appleton • 920.739.6057
2200 Holmgren Way, Green Bay • 920.494.4103
511 W. College Ave., Appleton • 920.882.4183

www.nakashimas.com

Nakashima Sushi is your healthy
alternative when dining out. We
take the freshest fsh or vegetable,
wrap it in vinegar rice and roasted
seaweed for a taste that is simple
satori (enlightenment). We feature Avocado, As-
paragus and Spinach Salad, Tofu Salad, Ceviches,
Grilled Salmon and many more healthy selections!

Osorio’s Latin Fusion, LLC

1910 N. Casaloma Drive, Appleton (Between Fox
River Mall & the Timber Rattlers’ stadium)

920.955.3766
www.OsoriosLatinFusion.com

Our family welcomes you to Oso-
rio’s Latin Fusion! We carefully and
thoughtfully prepare all of your
food from scratch right here in our
kitchen. Our recipes have either been handed down
from our families or created in our own minds and
kitchens. We have a strong background in Latin cui-
sine, and have merged some of the sensational
Latin favors with our other favorite foods … and
Osorio’s Latin Fusion was born.

Sai Ram Indian Cuisine

253 W. Northland Ave., Appleton

920.733.3003 • www.sairamcuisine.com

The area’s fnest authentic Indian
restaurant. Join us today to fnd out

why we won the “Best Indian Food”

Golden Fork Award from 2005-2011! We offer a
large selection of vegan and vegetarian options.
Catering is available and we have a banquet room
for parties up to 40 people.

Sangria’s Mexican Grill

215 S. Memorial Dr., Appleton • 920.955.3755
940 Waube Ln., Green Bay • 920.339.0994

www.sangriasmexicangrill.net

At Sangria’s Mexican Grill, we
offer guests an escape to
Mexico through authentic
dishes, exceptional service
and a fun atmosphere. Our unique menu features
fne Mexican cuisine perfected from the owner’s
original family recipes. Our full-service bar highlights
the Fox Valley’s only tableside margaritas, made
from the fnest 100% blue agave tequilas available!
We also feature the largest gluten-free menu in the
area. At Sangria’s, we strive to make sure your din-

ing experience is so exceptional — you might just

want to trade your cheesehead for a sombrero!

Stone Cellar Brewpub and Restaurant

1004 S. Olde Oneida St., Appleton
Restaurant Phone: 920.731.3322
Brewery Phone: 920.735.0507
www.stonecellarbrewpub.com

Father and son partners Tom and
Steve Lonsway opened Stone Cellar
in 2004, offering hand-crafted
FRESH AND NATURAL beer and tasty
cuisine. Stone Cellar is a restaurant, pub and beer
garden, and also a brewery, brewing their own set
of nationally award-winning beers and gourmet
sodas! An award-winning chef features local, or-
ganic and sustainable foods in the menu. Stone
Cellar has a completely private dining and party
room available! Located in the 150-year-old “Be-

tween the Locks” building. Come enjoy a novel

experience in an historical place.

SALON

Elevate Hair Studio {glam spa}

3402 N. Richmond St., Suite A, Appleton

920.574.2473 • www.elevatehsglam.com

Our on-going mission at Elevate Hair
Studio {glam spa} is to go above and be-
yond what is expected and to deliver
exceptional value-added services to all
of our guests. In achieving this goal, we have added
new services and products to best suit all your needs
and wants. We carry a certifed organic haircolor,
100% vegan & cruelty-free haircare products and
use natural & organic skincare products for treat-
ments and facial services. Elevate Hair Studio Glam
offers haircare, cutting and styling services, hair col-
oring, hair extension and texture services, in addi-
tion to nail services, full-body waxing, skincare ser-
vices and cosmetics. Also, Glam-2-Go, a mobile &
on-location service available for weddings, photo-

shoots, special events or just for fun! Check out our

website and Facebook page for the latest info, spe-
cials and staff bios. Elevate-2-Glam today!

Haven Salon & Spa

1700 Sand Acres Dr., Suite 2, De Pere
920.339.1111
www.havensalonspa.com

Discover Haven Salon &
Spa. Tucked away in a
beautiful, serene setting,
Haven offers you the to-
tal experience. From the moment you walk
through our doors, you will feel the difference –
service designed to exceed all of your expecta-
tions. Haven is proud to provide you with quality
products and fabulous services to energize and
inspire you today and keep you looking your best
for years to come! Call or email today for an ap-
pointment. You deserve it. Your Haven awaits!

Savoye Hair Studio

2530 Lineville Rd., Suite 2, Green Bay
920.434.4247
www.savoyehairstudio.com

Our mission is to provide
you with exceptional ser-
vice in an environment
designed to replenish, renew and nurture your ap-
pearance and well-being. We support Aveda in its
mission to care for the world we live in by treating it
with care and respect. We, as artists, are passionate
about our profession and we take tremendous
pride in serving you. Our team members are talent-
ed professionals who consistently refne and en-
hance their skills through continuing education.

SPECIALTY FOODS

Lamers Dairy & Country Store

Off Hwys. 441 & CE
N410 Speel School Rd., Appleton

920.830.0980 • www.lamersdairyinc.com

Taste the difference ... experience milk
the way it was meant to be! Return-
able glass bottles keep our fresh taste
with less environmental impact. Farm-
er certifed to be free of artifcial hormones. From
a select few local small-herd family farms. Lamers
Dairy-Dairyland’s Best — a family owned and oper-
ated local dairy serving Northeast Wisconsin since
1913. Find our milk in glass bottles at select retail
locations or visit Lamers Country Store.

The Olive Cellar

277 W. Northland Ave., Appleton • 920.574.2361
127 W. Wisconsin Ave., Neenah • 920.486.1781

www.TheOliveCellar.com

Discover the difference quality
makes with small batch world class
extra virgin olive oils and an exqui-
site variety of aged balsamic vine-
gars. Taste before you buy with all products avail-
able for you to sample prior to bottling. Also
offering pastas and spices, sea salts, truffe oils,
chocolate sauces and the world’s best peanut
brittle. A unique culinary experience awaits you.

SPIRITUALITY

Unity of Appleton

1800 S. Lawe St., Suite 400, Appleton

920.739.4823 • www.unityofappleton.org

Unity of Appleton is a wel-
coming, inclusive, loving
spiritual community where
we practice and demonstrate
a positive metaphysical approach to spirituality
through affrmative prayer, healing, inspiration,
education, fellowship and service. If you like Deep-
ak Chopra, Wayne Dyer and Eckhart Tolle, you’ll
love Unity! Join us for Sunday services, youth min-
istry, study groups and more.

COMMUNITY

partners

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THERMOGRAPHY

Valley Thermography

1111 N. Lynndale Drive, Suite 202, Appleton

920.380.1365 • chris@valleythermography.com

www.valleythermography.com

Chris Haase, certifed clinical
thermographer, uses digital
infrared thermal imaging
(DITI), a non-invasive clinical imaging procedure for
detecting and monitoring a number of diseases
and physical injuries by showing the thermal ab-
normalities present in the body. Conditions and
injuries that can be diagnosed and monitored in-
clude hormonal dysfunction, infammation, lym-
phatic activity, disc disease, dental, vascular dis-

ease, sports injuries, allergies, cancer and more.

DITI uses no radiation, is painless and FDA regis-
tered. Call to schedule your appointment.

TRANSPORTATION

Valley Transit

801 S. Whitman Ave., Appleton
920.832.5800

www.appleton.org/vt

Valley Transit

Think outside the car.

Valley Transit provides
safe and reliable public
transportation to the
many communities that comprise the Fox Cities.
Whether you’re in Appleton, Buchanan, Grand
Chute, Kaukauna, Kimberly, Little Chute, city of
Menasha, town of Menasha or Neenah, you can
use Valley Transit to get where you need to go. Ser-
vice hours: 5:45 a.m. - 10:30 p.m., Monday
through Friday, 7:45 a.m. - 10:30 p.m. on Saturday.

YOGA

Pura Vida Yoga

Crystal M. Hill (Rohde), RYT
2416 W. Nordale Dr., Appleton
920.851.1084
puravidacrystal@hotmail.com

Pura Vida Yoga, LLC, offers group
power Vinyasa yoga classes, private
yoga sessions, yoga life coaching and
nutrition/weight loss coaching in Ap-
pleton. The amazing staff is passion-
ate about helping others reach their full potential
both on and off the mat! Contact Crystal M. Hill -
RYT & owner at 920.851.1084 or puravidacrystal@
hotmail.com for more information!

ZENITH MASTER HEALERS

Mystical Earth Gallery (MEG)

City Center Plaza
112b E. College Ave., Appleton

920.993.1122 • mysticalearthgallery.com

Zenith, a healing art form, suc-
cinctly stated removes the block-
ages which stop the seeker from
their path and assists in the heal-
ing process of the body, mind and
spirit. Using sacred geometry, color-vibration light
and incorporating his own techniques, honed after
over 30 years of healing, Master Teacher Jesse will
develop a program to help you in the unfolding of
your individual self.

COMMUNITY

partners

10th Frame Sports Bar ..................................................48

A Better You/Boresha Coffee .........................................94

Advanced Pain Management ........................................65

Aerial Dance Pole Exercise .............................................75

Arbonne / Spirit Wings ..................................................53

Anytime Fitness .............................................................25

Appleton Chiropractic .....................................................5

Appleton Community Midwives ....................................15

Backyard Organics ........................................................49

Bay Area Yoga ..............................................................84

Be Well Cooking .........................................................105

Bergstrom Toyota/Scion ...................................................7

Blue Green Organix .......................................................65

Blue Sky ........................................................................45

Botanical Indulgence .....................................................11

Brain Training of the Fox Valley......................................71

CClark Pilates Studio .....................................................31

Capital Credit Union .....................................................37

Community Beneft Tree ................................................38

Compost Joe’s ...............................................................67

Crystal Pathway ............................................................67

Custom Health Pharmacy ..............................................28

Elevate Hair Studio Glam, LLC .......................................30

Epiphany Law ...............................................................90

EvolveAbility .................................................................89

Foxglove Farms .............................................................68

Get Connected Counseling, LLC ...................................43

Gill-Tech Academy ........................................................22

Good Vibrations Studio .................................................12

Goodwill Industries .......................................................17

Growing Time ...............................................................89

Happy Bellies Bake Shop ...............................................45

Harmony Cafe ..............................................................51

Haven Salon & Spa ........................................................91

Healthy Living Events ................................................9, 75

Intuitive Touch, LLC .......................................................51

Just Act Natural ............................................................16

Lake Park Swim & Fitness ..............................................29

LearningRx ....................................................................31

Life Force Wellness Center ............................................72

Life Spectrums ..............................................................71

Making Art of Life .........................................................16

Mark’s East Side ............................................................45

Mindfulness Center for Wellbeing .................................50

MotionWorks Physical Therapy ......................................59

Mudd Creek, LLC ..........................................................77

Mystical Earth Gallery ....................................................35

Nakashima, Inc. ..........................................................106

Nancy Soliven, Wonders of Wellness .............................25

Natural Healing Solutions ..............................................39

Natural Healthy Concepts .............................................13

Nell’s Wigs & Boutique ..................................................27

New Possibilities Integration ..........................................53

Niemuth’s Southside Market .........................................89

Northeast Wisconsin Technical College ..........................79

Nutritional Healing ........................................................57

Orthopedic & Spine Therapy .........................................79

Osorio’s Latin Fusion .....................................................39

Otto Chiropractic ..........................................................73

Outagamie County Dept. of Solid Waste .......................86

Peace & Wellness Center ...............................................36

PMI Entertainment Group .............................................19

Pura Vida Yoga .............................................................66

Rainbows in Harmony ...................................................69

Ranger Services .............................................................40

Rejuvenessence mediSpa .............................................107

Sabamba Alpaca Ranch .................................................83

Sai Ram Indian Cuisine ..................................................23

Sangria’s Mexican Grill ..................................................61

Saris Counseling, LLC ....................................................32

Savoye Hair Studio ........................................................27

Soul-Full Creative Arts, LLC ...........................................47

Stone Cellar Brew Pub ..................................................41

Streu’s Pharmacy ...........................................................33

Terry Naturally/EuroPharma .............................................2

The Olive Cellar .............................................................74

The Wild Apple .............................................................10

The Wild Iris ..................................................................56

The Wire Whisk ............................................................11

Twohig Dental.......................................................42, 108

Unity of Appleton .........................................................52

Valley Thermography, LLC .............................................23

Valley Transit .................................................................61

Vemma (Nancy Dunbar) ................................................80

Victoria’s Pet Nutrition ...................................................21

Wellness Essentials ........................................................85

Wellness Hypno-Therapeutics ........................................83

Wise Woman Wellness, LLC ............................................3

Youthful Endeavors .................................................92, 93

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