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Nature's Pathways July 2013 Issue - Northeast, WI edition

Nature's Pathways July 2013 Issue - Northeast, WI edition

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18 healthy pets

22 ft bodies

26 healthy kids

34 healthy fnances

58 healthy eating

60 average jane

90 herb blurb

92 community calendar

94 community partners

100 advertiser directory

52 feature story

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10 Is your multiple up to the task?
Look for the best ingredients!

12 What is detoxing all about?

14 Life’s simple seven

16 How to fnd time for exercise

20 What are you willing to let go of?

24 Hormonal imbalances —
not just a woman’s issue

27 What are chakras?

30 Reading and the truth behind
reading difculties

32 Why compounded medications?

36 Emily’s carnival

40 Te progression of working
with Pilates equipment

42 “Green” apps can help people be
more eco-conscious

43 Te myth about collagen

44 5 reasons you are not achieving
your (creative) goals

46 Protect your trees during construction

48 Emotional intelligence:
What it is and why it matters

50 How to eat organic on a budget

55 Te facts on epidural steroid injections

59 Achieve the upper lip look
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62 When size matters …

64 Prevent accidental poisoning
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67 How to ease a “bad” experience
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70 Essential oils — nature’s own bug repellents

72 Get your sexy back!

75 Gluten-free salad dressings

78 What excites you?

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and honest in our business dealings, responsible with our
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About two years ago, I received a letter from
my sister informing all fve of us siblings of her skin cancer
diagnosis and imploring each of us to make an appointment
for a screening. Growing up on a farm, we had extensive
exposure to the sun on a daily basis. Back then, skin protec-
tion was not the hot topic it is today. Considering that our
father and one brother both had suspicious growths removed
as well, we are thankful that we are all currently “in the clear”
and are more keenly aware of the danger.
July is UV Safety Month — a perfect time to schedule a
screening and to reinforce your eforts to protect yourself
and your family from too much sun exposure. It is a fact:
studies have linked overexposure to the sun with skin cancer.
In addition, according to the U.S. Department of Health &
Human Services, “Te harmful ultraviolet rays from both
the sun and indoor tanning “sunlamps” can cause many
other complications besides skin cancer – such as eye prob-
lems, a weakened immune system, age spots, wrinkles and
leathery skin.” Te need to take protective measures from the
sun is quite clear today.

experts advise that we:

• Avoid the sun at its strongest.
• Wear proper clothing.
• Avoid getting burned.
• Go for the shade.
• Use extra caution when near refective surfaces.
• Use extra caution when at higher altitudes.
• Apply and re-apply broad-spectrum sunscreen/sunblock.

Our authors are also passionate about sharing some healthy
living information with you. Victoria Huss writes about a
bodywork and education system that focuses on relieving
restrictions in the fascia and how it’s changing lives. Ann
Khanna illustrates why having a neutral perspective may be

one of the easiest ways to navigate through life’s ups and downs.
Kristina Amelong educates us about detoxing, or cleansing, in
order to eliminate the build up of toxins from our bodies. And
there’s much more, so please read on!
Best wishes to all of you for a wonderful Independence Day
holiday. It’s a ftting time to contemplate, acknowledge and appre-
ciate the freedoms we enjoy here in the United States!
In health and happiness,


from the editor


Nature’s Pathways® | July 2013


there are many multivitamins avail-

able. But do they actually work?
You’ll fnd subcategories for age,
gender and even specifc health concerns.
But although they may have a lot of ingre-
dients, you still could wind up without an
efective multiple. Knowing what to look
for makes all the diference between getting
results and simply spending your money

the best forms of b-vitamins

Most of the time, many of us probably don’t
think much about B-vitamins, but we should.
In fact, defciencies are more common
than you might think. Many things rob our
systems of these valuable nutrients: genetic
conditions, poor liver metabolism, Crohn’s
disease or chronic heartburn, common
prescriptions and simple aging.1-10
Tat’s why bioavailable B-vitamins
that are easily utilized by the body are so

For example, vitamin B6 is available in
many forms, but only one is truly bioavail-
able — Pyridoxal-5-Phosphate, or “P-5-P.”
By providing B6 this way, conversion by
the liver is not required, so it can bypass
that step.

Te vitamin B12 you’ll fnd in most
supplements is usually in the cyanoco-
balamin form, which requires conversion
by the liver, so its value can be limited.
However, by supplementing with the meth-
ylcobalamin B12, it is already in the ulti-
mate form that your body needs.
For folic acid, the best is methylfolate.
Much of the population is not able to
metabolize folic acid properly, so you want
to make sure your intake really counts. Of
course, folate is critical for women who are
pregnant or nursing, because it is intricately
involved with proper cellular division. Any
defciency during a baby’s development in
the womb makes it more likely that poten-
tial birth defects could follow.

Minerals that matter

Without minerals, vitamins can’t work.
Unfortunately, our diets are usually mineral
defcient, and many common forms found
in multiples are difcult for the body
to absorb. However, minerals properly
chelated to the amino acid glycine can help
shepherd minerals through the intestinal
wall so they can get to work right away.
A “chelate” is simply a bond between
a mineral and a molecule structure that
helps the body absorb the mineral during
digestion. While many minerals are called
“chelated,” not all of them are bound to an
amino acid that actually works.11-22

Calcium — more than just
healthy bones

Calcium is the body’s most abundant
mineral, found mostly in bones and teeth.
Additionally, calcium also helps us resist
infections, and emerging science shows that
it can support healthy blood pressure, too.

is your
up to the
task? look
for the best

By terry lemerond


July 2013 | Nature’s Pathways®


But more calcium doesn’t equal better
calcium — your body can only use so much
at any one time. It’s best to supply calcium
throughout the day in divided doses.23-25

Vitamin D3:
the sunshine vitamin

Getting enough vitamin D3, the “sunshine
vitamin,” is critical. It helps calcium and
magnesium build healthy bones, keeps the
immune system running strong, reduces
joint damage and protects the brain.
Sadly, defciencies are common — espe-
cially in northern climates where we have
less chance to synthesize vitamin D afer
being in the sun. Make sure your multiple
supplies 1,000 IU in its daily serving.26-32

Vitamin e’s extended family

You’ll see vitamin E listed on most multi-
vitamins, but usually not the entire family
of tocopherols — alpha, beta, delta and
gamma — the way nature intended us to
get them. Tis real vitamin E protects our
skin, reduces cholesterol build-up and
boosts our immune system.33,34

botanical ingredients that
make a diference

Many supplements add small amounts
of botanical or fruit extracts to their
formulas, but ofen in amounts too small
to be very useful. However, one ingre-
dient to look for is ginger. Ginger root
extract supports the digestive system, and

promotes bile fow and gastric secretions
that help the body absorb nutrients. Look
for 200 mg of ginger per serving.35,36

Get the nutrients you need

Te best nutrients are the ones you actu-
ally use. You won’t do yourself — or your
budget — any favor by choosing a supple-
ment that doesn’t work. So the next time
you’re picking up your daily multiple, look
at that label and fnd the ingredients that
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that is archived at www.TerryTalksNutrition.com.
Te site also features his weekly educational columns
and other valuable health resources. Terry and his
wife, Debra, are co-owners of the Terry Naturally
store, located in Green Bay at 2625 Development
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References: See page 87.

“ the best nutrients are the ones you
actually use. you won’t do yourself — or
your budget — any favor by choosing
a supplement that doesn’t work.”


Nature’s Pathways® | July 2013


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everywhere you turn these days, you hear about detoxifca-

tion. What is it all about? How and why do we need to do
this and what are the benefts of detoxing our bodies?
In today’s world, we are exposed to many diferent types of
toxins every day: food additives, household cleaners, medica-
tions and pesticides, just to name a few. While there are toxins like
arsenic that are harmful to every human, there are also toxins that
are harmful to certain particular bodies. When we have allergic
reactions, it’s because our bodies can’t tolerate that particular food,
drug or product. So while there are things that are toxic by nature,
we need to tune in to our own bodies to determine what is toxic
to us as individuals.
It is interesting to note that our thoughts and words can also
be toxins. In his book, “Hidden Messages in Water,” Dr. Masaru
Emoto published the results of experiments that show how nega-
tive energy afects water. He performed experiments with a dark
feld microscope exposing water to positive pictures, soothing
music, good words and prayers. When exposed to good or posi-
tive things, the water formed beautiful snowfake like images when

frozen. Words like “hate,” “anger” and “I will kill you” produced
disfgured patterns when frozen. Since the human body is made of
mostly water, we can conclude that negative exposure such as the
news we watch or listen to, the things we read and the company
we keep can be toxic.
Overall, when it comes to determining the toxins in our lives,
awareness is the key. Some signs of toxic overload are poor energy,
mood swings, struggling to lose weight or any number of diseases.
With so many possible toxic exposures per day, the process of detoxi-
fying the body is vital for maintaining or restoring good health.

so how do we eliminate toxins
from the body?

Tere are many ways, but they all may not work for everyone.
We are all unique, so we process toxins diferently, we hold on
to toxins diferently and we release toxins diferently. To fnd out
what works best for each of us individually, we need to experi-
ment. Te following are some ways we can try to rid toxins from
our bodies:

what is
all about?

By deb lewis-Hasenberg


July 2013 | Nature’s Pathways®


whole body vibration (wbV) machines

WBV moves our lymph system, our built-in toxin elimination
system. Moving this system can help in many ways. One of the
most common results people notice is more energy. For more
information, see www.t-zonevibration.com.

far infrared rays — saunas and biomats

If you want to detox, try a far infrared sauna. Far infrared rays can
penetrate deep into the body. Tis stimulates the body’s cellular
detoxifcation process more efectively than a traditional sauna
and can also help to relieve stress, enhance the immune system
and reduce pain. Te infrared rays beneft not only the muscles of
the body, but also all cells, including blood vessels, lymph glands
and nerves in the deepest part or the body. See www.hightech-
health.com for more information.

Another way to eliminate toxins with far infrared rays is to lay
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ionic detox — foot baths

A very relaxing way to rid toxins is by soaking your feet in an ionic
foot bath, which gently pulls toxins from your body. See www.
thebetrterhealthcompany.com for more information.

essential oils

Using essential oils daily ofers the body a natural and nutritional
way to cleanse the body and create wellness. Te liver, kidneys,
lungs, colon and skin are vital organs that are protective flters to
protect us from the toxic chemicals we are exposed to. For more
information on how to use essential oils for detoxing, go to www.
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“ Overall, when it comes to
determining the toxins in our lives,
awareness is the key. some signs
of toxic overload are poor energy,
mood swings, struggling to lose
weight or any number of diseases.”


Nature’s Pathways® | July 2013


in recognition of the nationwide problem of heart and blood

vessel diseases, I’d like to share the seven simple things you can
do to improve your heart:

1. Get active

By exercising as little as 30 minutes a day (or two 15-minute work-
outs), you can reduce your risk for heart disease. Exercise helps
reduce stress, high blood pressure and weight. I know everyone
is super busy, however, 30 minutes is not much time to carve out
of your day. Te benefts clearly outweigh the sacrifce to invest
the time. I exercise in the morning because I feel it gives me more
energy to take on the day. Doing two 15-minute workouts at varied
times of the day also helps because it keeps the metabolism going.
Park your car further from the door for extra strides into work.
Take the steps rather than the elevator. Simple changes add up!

2. Control cholesterol

Cholesterol is a sof, fatty substance found in the bloodstream and
cells, so it is natural to have cholesterol in your body. Seventy-fve
percent of cholesterol is in your body naturally; only 25 percent
comes from the food we eat. It pays to have your cholesterol
checked on a regular basis, especially if problems run in your
family. If too much cholesterol circulates in the blood, it can clog
arteries, which increases the chance of heart attack or stroke.
Sometimes modifying your diet can reduce cholesterol, while
other times medication is prescribed. You can lower your choles-
terol number, so stay on top of it!

3. eat better

Know the four food groups and eat from
each one at least twice a day. Grains,
meats, fruits and vegetables, and
dairy are the four main groups.
Eating a combination of these helps
the body get proper nutrients, and
can help reduce blood pressure and
cholesterol. Fiber naturally helps the
digestive system and can be found
in grains, fruits and vegetables. Fresh
vegetables are a better choice than
frozen, which are better than canned.
Tink of recipes the whole family will
enjoy so it is not a burden on you to
cook healthy. Chicken breasts are lean
and fsh has omega-3, which is necessary
for healthy living.

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July 2013 | Nature’s Pathways®


4. Manage high blood pressure
(also known as the silent killer):

Sometimes, high blood pressure does not display symptoms until
it is too late. One in three adults has high blood pressure (hyper-
tension), yet most of them don’t even realize it. Te higher the
blood pressure, the harder your heart has to work. If any clots
form in the arteries, this decreases the blood fow to vital organs,
which can lead to additional medical concerns. Blood pressure is
manageable; sometimes diet, exercise and stress reduction eforts
can help decrease the pressure.

5. lose weight

Of the Americans over the age of 20,
over 145 million are consid-
ered overweight or obese. Fad
diets are not the way to lose
weight. Yes, they do work;
however, the majority of
the people gain their weight
loss back plus an additional
10-15 pounds. Healthy diet
and exercise work as a team
to keep your weight under
control or help you lose
weight. By losing as little as 10 pounds, you can help decrease your
chance of having a heart attack. Try carrying a 10-pound bag of four
around all day, then picture that as fat stored in your body. Eliminat-
ing this 10 pounds will make you feel healthier and more active.

6. reduce blood sugar

Diabetes is a contributing factor to heart disease. Most of the
food we eat contains sugar, which our bodies use for energy. Te
pancreas helps the sugar get into our bodies. Sometimes, if the
pancreas is not working, the blood sugar is afected. Tis can be
kept under control with diet, better eating habits, regular exercise
and taking your medication if prescribed.

7. stop smoking

Smoking is a risk factor for heart disease. If you have been a
smoker for ten years, even stopping today will decrease your
chances of heart disease. Smoking sometimes goes hand-in-hand
with alcohol consumption, which is also a contributing factor. By
quitting smoking and drinking alcohol in moderation, you can
reduce your chances of heart attacks and strokes. Smoking can
sometimes afect your desire to exercise, and some people use it as
a crutch for dieting or stress reduction. Healthy eating habits are
so much more important than smoking a cigarette to avoid eating.
Handling stress without smoking is also a healthier choice.
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Many men and women cite hectic

schedules as the primary reason
they fail to get enough exercise.
Commitments to work and family may
dominate your schedule, but daily exercise
can drastically reduce your risk for cardio-
vascular disease and diabetes and help
reduce stress.
Because exercise can vastly improve
quality of life and even life expectancy, it’s
imperative that even the busiest men and
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or watching a movie if you take public
transportation. Use your commute as an
opportunity to exercise, ease into your
day or unwind afer a long day rather than
extending the workday.

Make the most of your
lunch hour

Many working professionals are aware that
a big lunch in the middle of the day can
drain them of energy and make the afer-
noon crawl. So instead of indulging in a
big lunch, use your lunch hour to squeeze
in a workout. If your company has an
on-site ftness facility, visit it during
your lunch hour. If not, walk around
the campus during lunch instead
of sitting at your desk. Exercising
during your lunch hour is a great
way to squeeze in a workout,
and chances are your afernoon
productivity will beneft from
your midday workout.

Get up early

Men and women who workout in
the morning ofen rave about the

impact such workouts have on the rest of
their days. While it might not be easy to rise
when it’s still dark out, waking up as little
as 30 minutes before you normally would
can work wonders. Te Centers for Disease
Control and Prevention recommend adults
get at least two hours and 30 minutes of
moderate-intensity aerobic activity, such
as brisk walking, every week and some
muscle-strengthening activities that focus
on all the major muscle groups on two or
more days per week. So
setting your alarm 30
minutes earlier and
making the most
of that dusty
ftness equipment
in the basement
is all that stands
between you and
a much healthier
lifestyle. Once
you get used to
exercising in the
early morning
hours, you
might realize

just how much more energy you have
throughout the day and how little you miss
that extra sleep in the morning.

forgo happy hour for
workout hour

Te days when professionals would fnish
of a workday with a few drinks at a nearby
tavern are largely a thing of the past, but
some professionals still like to indulge in
one or two alcoholic beverages at the end of
the workday. If that’s your modus operandi
but you bemoan your lack of time to get to
the gym, then say goodbye to happy hour in
favor of working out at the gym. Working
out afer work is a healthier way to relieve
stress than having a few drinks, and choos-
ing to work out instead of going out for
drinks is a great way to trim your waistline.
Daily exercise can drastically improve
your quality of life while signifcantly
reducing your risk for potentially deadly
diseases. And even the busiest men and
women can fnd time to exercise every day
when motivated to do so.

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welcome to shedding season! If

you own a dog or cat, you are
familiar with all the shedding
hair throughout the spring and summer.
Some shed more than others, but all cats
and dogs shed. Teir hair surrounds you.
It’s everywhere! What can we do to keep it
under control?

why do they shed?

Just like our own, pet hair eventually meets
the end of its life and needs to fall of so
that new, healthier, vibrant hair can grow.
If old, unhealthy hair doesn’t fall of, it can
cause dry, itchy skin that could lead to skin

Do all dogs and cats shed?

Yes, for the most part. Unless you are
owned by an American hairless terrier or a
hairless sphynx cat, all dogs and cats shed.
Te amount of shedding depends on the
breed. Extremely light shedders are breeds
that require regular clipping, scissoring or
stripping. Light shedders will matt if not
groomed properly on a regular basis.

what can i do to control
the shedding?

Healthy diet: A healthy diet will promote
healthy hair and stronger follicles,
holding the hair in place longer. Because
shedding is caused by the hair dying,
extending the life of the hair means less
shedding. Look for more biologically
appropriate diets that have higher meat
content. Excessive grains and glutons
can cause dry skin, creating the need to
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supplement you can give your dog or
cat for a healthy coat is fsh oil, such as
salmon oil, pollock oil, sardine oil or cod
liver oil. Fish oil provides an excellent
source of Omega-3s, as well as abundant
amounts of DHA and EPA. Not only
do DHA and EPA promote a healthy
lustrous coat, but they also have added
benefts for infammation, IBD, immune
system and cognitive function. Alterna-
tively, coconut oil can be supplemented
for dogs with allergies or stomach sensi-
tivities to fsh oil. Coconut oil can also be
supplemented for dogs who sufer from
pancreatitis and are on a low-fat diet, as
coconut oil is processed diferently by
the pancreas than any other oil.
Regular grooming: If you own a
double-coated dog, such as a golden
retriever, German shepherd or husky,
your dog would beneft greatly from a
professional groom. Certifed groomers
are trained with every breed and will use
the most efective tools and procedures
to get the winter coat out all at once, so

it’s not sporadically dropping
throughout your house.
Look for a holistic grooming salon
that only uses velocity dryers and NOT
cage dryers. Velocity dryers are hand-
held and the force of the air will blow out
the stubborn hair hanging on to the hair
follicles. In contrast, cage drying is a heat
dryer that hangs on to the door of a cage,
blowing on the dog. It is a very invasive
procedure that creates a very scared and
anxious dog that will likely curl up in a
ball during the drying. Not only is this
procedure inhumane, but it is also inef-
fective in blowing out the coat.
Even short-hair breeds will beneft
from a professional groom. Te velocity
dryer, coupled with the proper grooming
tools, will leave most of the shedding hair
in the grooming salon and out of your

Cats can also beneft from a professional
groom by someone with experience in
handling a cat. Tis is extremely important
for safety and efectiveness.

• High-quality

shampoos and conditioners: Be
sure you are using high-quality
products. Te market is fooded
with shampoos and condition-
ers that contain harsh chemicals
that can dry out the skin and cause
the coat to shed more ofen. Look for
products free of sulfates and that contain
natural healing and moisturizing agents
such as coconut oil, peppermint oil and
tea tree oils.
For maximum de-shedding, look for
specialty products that are formulated to
loosen up the follicle so that the hair falls
of more easily. I recommend Furminator
shampoo and conditioner. It is a hypoaller-
genic shampoo free of harsh chemicals and
is made of a coconut base. For best results,
the products must be lef in for ten minutes
before rinsing.

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Poodle, bichon, Teddy, Shih Tzu

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Short double-coat

Lab, smooth coat collie, short-hair German
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Curry brush, rake, bladed de-shedding tools

Long double-coat

Golden retriever, Bernese mountain dog,
rough collie, husky, Pomeranian

Rake, slicker, clippers, scissors, de-shedding tools

Michelle Lonergan is a holistic
groomer and owns Tabby & Jack’s
Pet Supplies and Holistic Grooming
in Madison and Fitchburg. She has
studied pet nutrition her whole life
and is well known in the Madison area for her exper-
tise in healing dogs and cats with a tailored diet,
supplements and natural topicals. She works with
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a health plan through proper nutrition. If you have
questions or comments about this article or need
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Our breathing patterns refect how we perceive our lives.

Can you accept the good in your life? Ten you probably
take deeper, fuller breaths. Do you remember to let go of
any judgments? Perhaps you exhale with ease rather than forcing
your breath out.

Our inhales fow in like the tide and our exhales recede back
into the ocean. Ride the waves of easy breathing by letting go:
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• Letting go of ego.
• Letting go of what keeps you from being in the moment.
• Breathing more naturally like you did as a baby.
• Living more fully in the moment.

We can let go and trust, instead of trying to control many aspects
of our lives. With continued practice, we may notice how we fow
more easily with our everyday living. We may also observe more,

rather than judging our thoughts or others, accepting, instead of

As babies we lived in the moment, breathing big belly breaths,
expressing our basic needs of food, sleep, warmth, love, etc. We
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Question: What are your thoughts on cheat meals, especially for
those that are diligent with their daily eating?
Answer: It’s an interesting question, but the answer really
depends on how you defne diligent. For those that follow consis-
tent patterns of clean eating — meaning they follow a regimented
diet of whole grains, fruits, vegetables, lean proteins and healthy
fats — I have no problem with a cheat meal here and there. Again,
it just comes down to frequency. I happen to think that having a
cheat meal or splurging a bit is just part of living a healthy and
happy life. But you also have to realize that it doesn’t take much to
throw you of track if your focus is on attaining or maintaining a
healthy weight. Terefore, it may be wise to increase your physical
activity for a day or two before and afer the meal. Tis will help to
compensate for the calorie load and may make you more at ease
with your decision. And be mindful of your other meals as well,
so that your one cheat meal doesn’t turn into two or three. Enjoy!

Question: I see a bunch of guys wearing
weight belts in the gym. Should I be
wearing one too?
Answer: Generally speaking, there’s no
need to wear a weight belt when strength
training. Tis practice became quite
popular in the ‘80s and ‘90s, and now
you can fnd plenty of people that simply
won’t lif without them. Don’t be one of
them! In actuality, lifing consistently with
a weight belt can weaken your lower back

and abdominal muscles over time, so most of us should be leaving
it at home. Tere are certain instances when a weight belt may be
useful however, including maximal lifs for things like squats, dead
lifs and overhead presses. But when you move on to exercises like
rowing, bench presses and other more standard lifs, take it of and
toss it aside!

Question: What should I eat or drink if I only have an hour
before I work out?
Answer: What you eat before a practice or game should be
largely determined by timing and personal preference. Generally
speaking, a large meal takes 4-5 hours to digest, a smaller meal
takes 2-3 hours and a large snack takes 1-2 hours. If you don’t
digest food well enough prior to an activity, you can end up with
a stomachache and cramping. Tis ofen occurs because blood
(which plays a key role in digestion)
is shunted to your arms and legs
during activity, thereby slowing
down the digestive process. Tere-
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fuel yourself, it would probably
be best to stick with a liquid
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ladies, wake up to the symptoms of andropause and low

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I have had the honor of treating thousands of women with
female hormonal imbalances over the past twenty years. When
a woman’s hormones are out of balance, it can make her (and
everyone around her!) quite uncomfortable. It is usually very
obvious and luckily very easy to treat. Not just women are subject
to hormonal imbalances, however. For men who are complaining
of tiredness, ofen they have a low testosterone level, or they are
in a condition called andropause. Unfortunately for men, changes
in their hormone levels can be less obvious than in women. Tey
ofen go undiagnosed as the symptoms can be similar to other
conditions and occur more slowly over time.
Here are the sobering statistics: over 13 million men sufer
from low testosterone and 90 percent remain untreated. Among

men with low testosterone levels, 70 percent report some form of
erectile dysfunction and 63 percent report low sex drive. Unfor-
tunately, andropause is a lethal condition that is associated with
diabetes, cancer, heart disease, stroke, memory loss, bone loss,
Alzheimer’s and early mortality. If your man has any of these
illnesses, he should be screened for low testosterone. If he has Type
2 diabetes, he is twice as likely to sufer from low testosterone as a
man without diabetes.
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morning erections and less strong erections). Some men also describe
a decline in feelings of general well-being, joint and muscle pain,
decreased beard growth, lack of concentration, depressed mood, irri-
tability, anxiety, and feelings of hitting bottom or being burned out.
If men are experiencing symptoms of sexual dysfunction, they prob-
ably have a lot of other symptoms from low testosterone.

It can be very helpful for a woman to talk with her partner about
these signs. Men may be resistant to discussing these issues with
their female partners, but women who educate themselves about
andropause or low testosterone can help encourage the men in
their lives to seek help.

Most men that are going through andropause are not even aware
of it. Tey usually accept that their tiredness is a part of the aging
process. Low testosterone can be easily identifed by a blood test,
and it can be easily treated. Tere are several treatment options
available such as gels, patches or injections that increase testos-
terone in the body. Exact treatment may vary between patients
and should be tailored to their individual needs, tolerance and
cost. During treatment, regular lab tests should be carried out to
monitor testosterone levels and possible side efects.
Doctors have been trained to believe that giving testosterone
can increase the risk of prostate cancer on the basis of one article
in 1941 by Dr. Charles B. Huggins in which one of three men with
prostate cancer was treated with testosterone. Fortunately, this
belief has been shown to be incorrect and there is now a growing
concern that low testosterone is a risk for prostate cancer rather
than high testosterone. Tis discussion is addressed very nicely
in the book “Testosterone for Life,” by Harvard Associate Clinical
Professor Abraham Morgentaler, M.D. and is an excellent resource
to become better educated about this debate.
Please help your partner seek medical evaluation if you suspect
he may be sufering from low testosterone. It is not just about mere
symptom alleviation — it may save his life. You will both be glad
you did!

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Many of today’s children are being

reared by both their parents and
grandparents in order to meet
the demands of tight family schedules and
even tighter fnancial situations. Not every
caregiver is aware of the ever-changing
guidelines that protect children against
injury or illness, including information
that has come to light regarding pacifers.
Parents should be aware that bacteria that
cause dental decay can be transmitted from

adult to child by sharing eating utensils or
by the parent sucking on a baby’s pacifer
to clean it. A study recently published in
Pediatrics, the journal of the American
Academy of Pediatrics, about the immu-
nological benefts of adult saliva does not,
according to the American Dental Asso-
ciation, provide the full picture that adult
saliva may also contain bacteria that causes
decay. Te ADA notes that licking a paci-
fer, as promoted in the study, can transfer

the cavity-causing bacteria from the parent
to baby, increasing the possibility of tooth
decay as they grow.
“A child’s teeth are susceptible to decay as
soon as they begin to erupt,” said Dr. Jona-
than Shenkin, a pediatric dentist in Maine
and a pediatric dental spokesperson for the
ADA. “Cavity-causing bacteria, especially
Streptococcus mutans, can be transferred
from adult saliva to children, increasing
their risk of getting cavities.”
Dr. Shenkin points to other steps that
parents can take to help children develop
a healthy immune system. “Breast milk is
widely acknowledged as a good immunity-
builder as well as the most complete form
of nutrition for infants. Tis is something
on which both the ADA and the AAP

Te ADA recommends that parents
protect the dental health of young chil-
dren by promoting a healthy diet, moni-
toring their intake of food and drink,
brushing their teeth or wiping gums afer
mealtimes and by having infants fnish
their bedtime or nap time bottle before
going to bed. Children should receive
their frst dental visit within six months
of eruption of the frst tooth and no later
than 12 months of age. For more infor-
mation, visit the ADA’s consumer website

bacteria can
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At the cellular level, every living thing

is made from energy and all energy
contains a unique vibration. One
such vibration is called the chakra. Chakras
are centers of swirling energy that funnel
into diferent areas in our bodies. Te chakra
centers connect us to a higher level of vibra-
tion; to balanced emotional and physical
well-being. Here are the major chakra centers
and a brief description of what it looks like
and its purpose:

the seven major chakras

1. root chakra: Red in color. Tis chakra
is the grounding force that allows us
to connect to the earth’s energies and
empower our beings.
2. sacral chakra: Orange in color. Tis
chakra ofen ofers us the opportunity
to lessen our “control issues” and fnd a
balance in our lives; achieving emotional
3. solar plexus chakra: Yellow in color.
Tis is the area that defnes our self-esteem.
4. Heart chakra: Pink or green in color.
Tis love center of our human energy
system is ofen the focus in bringing about
a healing.
5. throat chakra: Blue in color. Te
healthfulness of the ffh chakra is in
relation to how honestly one expresses
6. Brow (third-eye) chakra: Indigo in
color. It is our avenue to wisdom —
learning from our experiences and putting

them in perspective; intuition.
7. crown chakra: Violet or white in color.
We use the seventh chakra as a tool to
communicate with our spiritual nature.

When there is an imbalance in the chakra
centers, we can feel disconnected with our
selves. We may feel restless, anxious or
confused, or become physically ill. Tere
are many practices that can be used to rebal-
ance your chakra energy centers. Yoga, reiki,
meditation and breath work are some of the
practices that traditionally address chakra
balance. Another tool is to use SoulCollage®.
Trough meditative focus, you can fnd an
intuitive pairing of your chakra center with
an animal guide.
Animal guides in SoulCollage® can be
used to assist in balancing our vibrational
energy centers and to ask for specifc assis-
tance from these guides and energies. Some
animal guides will continue to show up in
various ways until they are acknowledged.
Tis happens when we have images or actual
animals that reoccur in our environment
over a period of time. For example, I remem-
ber having several sightings of bald eagles:
dreams of eagles, mailings with eagles on
them and seeing three bald eagles on a road
trip. Tese eagles needed acknowledgement
and are now representing my solar plexus
chakra in my SoulCollage® cards.
Use SoulCollage® cards as a part of your
self-balancing and your spiritual meditation.
Te use of the animal guides that represent

your chakras is a perfect way of doing this. I
pull out my animal guide cards when I need
some balancing and intuitively ask which
chakra requires balance and why. Use this
practice along with yoga or meditative prac-
tice to help with your balanced energy.

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running up to, hugging and embracing our children are

natural and welcoming events for most parents. In a
growing number of families, however, children with autism
avoid any “touch” all together. Imagine the heartbreak that parents
of these children go through when this most basic and simple act
of love, protection and comfort is rejected. With the rate of autism
on the rise, more and more parents are looking for diferent ways
to help their children cope with day-to-day life.
Although massage has been around for centuries, modern
massage and touch therapy are just now gaining momentum
for use with autistic children, for whom tactile functioning is a
great concern. Since touch is an essential part in interpreting our
environment, it is crucial to understand how autistic individuals
respond to certain stimuli. A massage plan can then be developed
based on their individualized needs. For example, some children
with a hyper-sensitive tactile system may avoid touch all together.
Other children may have a hypo-sensitive tactile system, where
they need extra stimulation, sometimes to the point of being self-
injurious. Massage may help to balance the tactile system and help
children with daily functioning.

Research has shown that children who receive regular massage
are more accepting of sensory stimulation (touch) that they may
otherwise avoid. Tis may be due to the diferent pressure used,
and because massage patterns can be more predictable versus
outside stimuli that they are unable to flter out. When chil-
dren aren’t able to flter out stimuli and focus, any outside forces
(including touch) may trigger the “fght or fight response.” When
this happens, the stress hormone cortisol foods the body. Cortisol
is critical for survival, but a constantly heightened cortisol level
decreases immunity, breaks down muscle and connective tissues,
and can contribute to thyroid problems. Regular massage can
lower cortisol levels (especially in children).

and autism

By Kara Phernetton, lMt, cPMt


July 2013 | Nature’s Pathways®


It’s also important to note that autistic individuals have lower
levels of the “love hormone” oxytocin, when compared to their
typically developing peers. Oxytocin is known for its ability to
connect social contact and touch with feelings of pleasure and

Typically developing individuals crave touch because
they have experienced high oxytocin levels. Tis isn’t the case for
individuals with autism, since oxytocin is always low. Massage
naturally increases oxytocin, allowing for signifcant social and
emotional evaluation. Tis is particularly interesting because it
challenges the traditional belief that autistic children do not form
attachments. Research has shown that they do in fact form attach-
ments to parents, family and caregivers, but have a difcult time
evaluating its signifcance.
It’s also important to point out that 56-83 percent of children
with autism spectrum disorders have trouble sleeping.1


times children will have a hard time falling asleep, accompanied
by trouble staying asleep. Tey may throw tantrums or experi-
ence hyperactivity when it comes to bedtime. Trough diferent
studies, massage therapy has been proven to improve general
sleeping patterns, including deeper sleep and longer sleep dura-
tion. Regular massage increases the hormone and neurotransmit-
ter dopamine, which aids in many diferent nervous system func-
tions, including sleep. Massage may also be helpful to decrease
anxiety and provide relaxation when it comes to bedtime.
Special care needs to be taken when working with individuals
with autism since each person will have diferent needs. Make
sure to seek out a massage therapist who has undergone training
specifcally for autism to ensure the best quality care for a loved
one. A regular massage regime can provide a safe and positive
experience of touch. It may help individuals develop a healthy
tactile system that can be benefcial not only in childhood, but for
their entire life.

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Kara Phernetton, LMT, CPMT, is a nationally certifed and
licensed massage therapist, as well as a certifed pediatric massage
therapist. She graduated with an AAS degree from Rasmussen
College in 2012, and now owns and operates Life Uncommon
Massage in Green Bay. She is dedicated to ofering holistic healing
and relaxation to all her clients, especially those with physical, emotional and
developmental diferences. She incorporates sound healing in her therapy treat-
ments and uses a variety of diferent modalities to ft her clients’ needs. Life
Uncommon is located at 2050 Riverside Dr., Green Bay, WI 54301. Hours are by
appointment only. Please call 920.246.1423 for more information.

Source:.1. Allen, Tina. “Touch Terapy for Liddle Kidz with Autism.” Pg 23-24. 2010.

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More common than you’d think

For many children, even very bright ones, learning to read does not
come easily. Difculty learning to read is called dyslexia, a Greek word
that conjures mystery but really means poor reading. It afects 1 in
5 children and is estimated to account for 80 percent of all learning
disabilities. Less than one-third of individuals with these challenges
receive special school services while the remainder fall through
the cracks, not bad enough to qualify for special help but not being
successful either. In class, reading equals academic success. In society
it’s synonymous for intelligence. Children who struggle to read despite
intelligence in other areas may never reach their true potential.

the cause dictates the cure

Reading problems are identifable and treatable. Te brain is
incredibly responsive to targeted intervention. Te brains of poor
readers can be trained or rewired to respond like those of their easy-
reading peers. But there’s no time to waste. Waiting to see if things
will improve on their own will put children further behind, allow
them to experience more failure and damage self-esteem. But it’s
never too late! Even the gap between older children and their peers
can be closed.

Without intervention, the child who struggles with reading early
on will struggle into adulthood. Parents need to be aware of the
warning signs of a risk for reading problems.

signifcant warning signs of reading trouble

By pre-k or kindergarten, children should be able to:

• Recognize rhyming and memorize nursery rhymes.
• Remember names of friends and peers.
• Have normal language development.
• Recognize some letter shapes.

By the end of frst grade, they should recognize:

• Te alphabet corresponds to letter sounds.
• Be able to apply “phonics” to reading and spelling.
• Spell common sight words.
• Retell stories in sequence and make predictions.
• Read aloud with some fuency and comprehension.

By the end of second grade, they should be able to:

• Recall facts and details.
• Use phonics to sound out words, including multisyl-
lable words.
• Spell correctly previously studied and commonly
seen words.

Warning signs to watch for in older children:

• Mispronounces names of people and places.
• Struggles to retrieve a desired word to express
• Hesitates to say or read out loud words that
may be mispronounced.
• Has a history of reading or spelling
• Lack of fuency in reading.
• Embarrassment or not wanting to read out

• Spending inordinate amounts of time doing
• A dislike of reading.
• Showing a preference for books that have
fewer words per page.
• Persistent spelling difculties or using easy-
to-spell alternative words when writing.
• Substitution of words when reading.

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A home equity loan is a fxed amount of
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if you haven’t seen Emily Preisler smile,

you’ve missed a rare treat. An inpatient
at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin in
Milwaukee, the one-year-old has delighted
doctors, nurses, other patients and their
families with her grin. “Doctors called her
the happiest baby with cancer ever,” said
her mother, Brooke.
When she turned one on May 4,
Emily’s parents hosted a party for her on
the hematology, oncology and transplant
(HOT) unit. “Two of her inpatient friends
alternated swings at the piñata with
Emily,” Brooke said. Eight families, along
with doctors and nurses and Emily’s own
family, indulged in a Finding Nemo theme
cake donated by Icing Smiles, a nonproft
that provides custom cakes to families impacted
by a child’s critical illness.
“Home,” when she’s able to be there for breaks
in her chemotherapy regimen, is the Ronald
McDonald House across the street from the
hospital. Brooke and Bob, Emily’s parents, moved
there right afer Emily was admitted to Children’s
Hospital, sufering from acute myeloid leukemia
(AML) an aggressive form of blood cancer. Te
disease causes the rapid growth of abnormal white
blood cells that accumulate in the bone marrow
and interfere with the production of normal blood

What the disease did to Emily frst was cause
small blemishes on her face, which Brooke said
they assumed were “baby acne.” When the spots got worse and
wouldn’t go away, the couple insisted on tests that resulted in their
doctor telling them to “run” to Children’s Hospital. Tere they

received the diagnosis every parent fears. Emily
began a cycle of intense chemo treatments that
mean three to four weeks in the hospital, followed
by breaks of a few days.
Te disease took over the family’s life. “I had to
leave a position I loved,” Brooke says, “coordinat-
ing services for a group home.” She said Bob took a
long medical leave and hopes his job will be avail-
able when he is able to return.
Emily’s six-year-old sister, Izabel, made the
difcult choice to leave her school friends and
move with her parents to Ronald McDonald
House, where they could continue to be a family.
She was welcomed without charge at St. Jude the
Apostle Catholic School, where she has a whole
new group of friends. But Izzy hasn’t forgotten those she lef
behind. “We bring her home every week or two,” Brooke said, “to
see other family members and friends. We strive for normality. If it


By Kathi Bloy

ABOVE: Emily with her mother, Brooke.
RIGHT: Emily with her father, Bob.
BELOW: Emily with big sister, Isabel.


July 2013 | Nature’s Pathways®


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together. We owe them so much and they want nothing in return.”
Helping to create that normal atmosphere are Brooke’s mother,
Sharon, and Bob’s mother, Jean, who travel to Milwaukee to help
for days at a time. Tey take turns spending one night a week with
Emily at the hospital so Izzy can experience real family life by
having both her parents home with her for a night.
Looking forward to Emily’s hoped-for fnal discharge in mid-
July, Brooke said, “One thing Emily wants everyone to remember is
that life is just too short. Always remember to keep smiling.”
Community Beneft Tree, Inc. assisted with Emily’s Carni-
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in an article released in the New York Times on May 9th

the American Heart Association declares that “Owning a dog
may protect you from heart disease.” Te article goes on further
to say, “People who own dogs certainly have more reason to get
outside and take walks, and studies show that most owners form
such close bonds with their pets that being in their presence blunts
the owners’ reactions to stress and lowers their heart rate, said Dr.
Glenn N. Levine, the head of the committee that wrote the state-
ment.” Further scientifc proof that pets do improve our health!
Humans are hardwired to connect. We are one of a few species
that requires an extremely long period, compared to other animal
species, of developing while being supported by our caregivers. In
a world that is decreasingly allowing these networks for connection
to be fred within us, pets can be a profound source of connection to
help us to not only reduce the consequences of stress on our bodies
but also improve our ever-evolving connection to the world.
John Bowlby, a British psychologist and researcher who recog-
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coined the term of attachment, which is our relationship pattern
that is formed in childhood in relationship to our parents. If
caregivers are “good enough,” then our bonds to the world can
be more secure, but if our caregivers struggle to meet our needs,
then we develop relations to the world that are more insecure. Tis
primary bond or attachment infuences our patterns of connec-
tion with important people in our lives. Our attachment style can
determine how we perceive and interact with the world. Te more
secure our attachment, the more the world is seen and felt as safe.

Te more insecure our attachment style, the more we perceive and
feel our world as unsafe. Our attachment style also infuences how
we think about ourselves. If we have a secure attachment, we think
about ourselves with love and kindness. If we have an insecure
attachment, we tend to think we are unlovable and not worthy.
As we are continuing to understand that our brains reshape
themselves in reaction to the world around us, pets can play an
import role in shaping and reshaping our connections to the
world. As children pets can be either a primary or secondary bond
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Pilates methodology consists of over fve hundred exercises

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creatively invented new pieces of apparatus according to the indi-
vidual needs of his clients.
A private session on equipment is built in four parts (A-D). In
these, the student is introduced and made familiar with the basic
concepts and approach to the method.
Central to his philosophy, Joseph Pilates enforced that an erect
spin is key to a healthy body and mind. His quote, “You are only as

old as your spine is fexible,” is signifcant. It was his genius insight
to let gravity assist in the elongation and correction of the spinal
placement in the initial stages of the workout. Because gravity
works against the spine while standing upright, he started students
lying down. Tis is the work done on the mat and the reformer:
parts A and B of the system.
Gradually through a progression of diferent exercises, the
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To make the transition to standing up and walking out of the
session “rejuvenated and energized,” the student always ends the class
with a traditional standing exercise. Tis is the fnal part, part D.
For those who have been practicing Pilates on the mat, the
equipment exercises take students further into the core. Added to
the work of each exercise is moving parts and springs that add
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smartphones and tablets can help

people take charge of their lives,
enabling them to manage a host of
information right at their fngertips. Te
bevy of apps now available enable users to
do everything from streaming television
content to balancing their checkbooks.
But there are many apps designed to help
people understand and protect the envi-
ronment as well.
Tousands of Android- and Apple-based
environmental apps are available for down-
load, and many of them are free or inex-
pensive. Diferent organizations, like the
United States Environmental Protection
Agency and Te Environmental Blog, have
ofered their opinions as to which apps are
worthy of investigating. Here’s a look at

some of the environmental apps that can
help people be more eco-conscious.
3rd Whale Mobile: Tis location-
based app connects you to green busi-
nesses in your area, separating data into six
diferent categories: food, retail, services
and more.

airNow: Tis mobile app enables you
to view real-time air quality information
so that you can protect your health on any
given day. Get access to location-specifc
data that includes forecasts for ozone and
fne particulate matter pollution.
control4 MyHome: You can turn your
mobile device into a remote control for a
Control4 MyHome automation system.
Tis system can turn on and of lights,
alarm systems, thermostats and more.

get green: Tis app sends season-
based daily tips to your mobile device, with
a variety of topics, including recycling and
how to entertain in a more eco-friendly way.
goodguide: Tis mobile app for
iPhone and Android makes it fast and
easy to fnd safe, healthy, green and ethical
products to buy.
green gas saver: Tis app allows
users to monitor their fuel consumption
and efciency and even ofers tips as to
how to adjust your driving habits to make
them more efcient.
green square: Tis Android-based
app enables you to share your favorite
environmentally friendly spots and meet
up with like-minded friends.
irecycle: Tis app is a good tool for
identifying recycling centers in your
immediate area, whether you’re at home or

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the skin care and beauty market is saturated with products

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frm and youthful. While having beautiful skin is the goal
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skin cannot provide the desired frmness; however, products
containing peptides can work to encourage collagen production.
Te International Dermal Institute, which developed a profes-
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website how collagen is lost as the skin ages: “Te same glucose
(sugar) that provides energy for our cells can also react with
proteins, including the skin’s collagen. Tis reaction results in the
formation of advanced glycation end products (AGEs), which can
contribute to the loss of elasticity, wrinkles, infammation, inhib-
ited skin cell growth and accelerated aging.”
Collagen molecules are too large to penetrate the top of skin.
Because collagen lives in the dermis, topical products cannot get
deep enough into the surface to make an impact.
Te answer to fght aging skin is through the use of powerful
protein peptides. Te peptides can intercept the sugar and prevent
it from interaction with the natural collagen in the skin. Peptides
are like messengers, sending signals to the cells so more collagen
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i tell people all the time, “Everyone is creative.” Self-expression

is the magic sparkle of our life force. Tink about it. It’s that
unique touch that you put on everything you do. Te creative
process is not only an approach to the arts, but also how it relates
to living each day with the kind of creative thought that leads to
a more fulflling lifestyle. Examples include cooking, decorating,
fashion, writing, putting on your makeup, school or work projects,
and more. If you are someone who spends time on Pinterest or
thumbing through magazines, why are you doing it? Because it
inspires and energizes you! Tat feeling is your creativity!
So the question is, why aren’t you starting/making progress on/
fnishing your creative project? First, let me say if this sounds like

you or someone you know, it is normal. It is very common to be
enthusiastic at the beginning of a project and then lose steam …
sometimes even before you begin. Tere are fve reasons why this
might happen to you.
1. Procrastination: Procrastination is a symptom, not a cause, of
your lack of progress on a project. A normal part of creativity
is taking time to process and incubate ideas, but it can also be
mistaken for procrastination.
2. Perfectionism: People who are perfectionists really put the
pressure on themselves. If they cannot do something perfectly
from the beginning, they will ofen not start at all, not taking
into account the time and practice it takes to learn a skill.

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3. Overwhelm: Overwhelm can be paralyzing because you have
too many things happening or running through your head. Te
habit tends to be not doing anything on any of your projects.
4. resistance: When a project isn’t fun or gets difcult, or there
is pressure to achieve, resistance might show up. It’s like a small
child stamping their foot because they don’t want to do it.
5. Fear: Fear is one of the main reasons you don’t start, get
frustrated or give up. It is a very common and normal part of
the creative process.

As with everything, education and awareness of what is stopping
you from reaching your goal are necessary so that you can make

conscious choices about your next step. One choice you can make is
to continue to live with the unfnished projects and a lack of fulfll-
ment. Or, you can consider trying Kaizen Creativity Coaching.
Te philosophy of Kaizen Creativity Coaching incorporates the
use of play, compassion and gentleness into the creative process.
Tese concepts are believed to be making shifs to the possibil-
ity of life-long changes that support your creativity. Te origins
of obstacles to creative progress are identifed and approaches are
designed to best accommodate your needs.
In each session, you get an experience not a list of instruc-
tions. According to creativity author and Kaizen-Muse Creativity
Coaching founder Jill Badonsky, “Tis design is based on scien-
tifc studies that understand how the mind can be trained to make
long-lasting changes in the way we use our thinking — namely
incorporating our creative passions into our schedules despite
fears, self-sabotage, overwhelm, perfectionism, negative self-talk,
low self-confdence, perceived lack of time, difculty focusing and
well-established habits that do not serve us.” When you learn and
utilize the Kaizen Creativity Coaching tools, you fnd yourself
applying them to other areas of your life … because they work.

Tina Siebers has over 14 years of experience in social work and uses
art to help clients access their inner wisdom. Tina ofers Kaizen
Creativity Coaching and workshops on intuitive painting and
mandalas. Tese meditative processes nurture your creativity and
foster self exploration. We are all creative beings and no experience
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Are you planning to build or remodel

your home? Before you start,
consider the impact of construc-

tion on your plants.
Trees and shrubs are an important part
of your property. Many times plants are
damaged due to lack of knowledge or not
thinking about them during the planning
stage of the project.
Tis damage can be deadly. Unless the
damage is extreme, the trees may not die
immediately but could decline over several
years. You may not associate the loss of your
tree to construction because of the delay.
Not all trees can be saved during
construction generally due to location of
the work area or poor health to start with.
But it is possible to preserve many of the
trees if the right measures are taken.
Tere are many ways trees are injured
or killed due to construction damage. Te

easiest to see is physical damage to the
above-ground portion of the tree. Breaking
branches, tearing bark and wounding the
trunk are permanent, and if extensive, can
be fatal.

Te worst damage, however, ofen
remains hidden underground. Roots are
a vital part of any tree. Tey are respon-
sible for nutrient and water uptake, energy
storage and anchoring. Because of all this,
roots need to be protected.
Typically ninety to ninety-fve percent of
a tree’s root system is in the top three feet
of soil and more than half is in the top one
foot. Te root plate does not stop at the tips
of the branches but can expand out three
times the tree’s height in all directions. And
just like us, trees need oxygen to survive.
Without at least eight percent air space in
the soil, roots begin to decline.
Digging and trenching are sometimes

necessary for construction. Te amount of
damage a tree can sufer from the root loss
depends in part on how close to the tree the
cut is made. Severing one major root can
cause the loss of fve to twenty percent of the
root system. And if the major support roots
are cut on one side, the tree may fall or blow
over. If at all possible, tunnel under the tree
rather than across the roots.
Using heavy equipment during construc-
tion compacts the soil. Tis reduces the
amount of pore space in the soil, which
reduces the amount of oxygen to the roots
and inhibits root growth and penetration
through the soil. Keep equipment and
materials of the root systems – especially
when soil is wet.
Piling soil over the root system or
increasing the grade smothers roots. Ninety
percent of the fne roots that absorb water
and minerals are in the upper six to twelve

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inches of soil. Roots require space, air and
water. It only takes a few inches of added
soil to kill a sensitive mature tree. Tis
can be a slow decline over several years or
happen quickly in a couple years. Pile soil
when the ground is frozen and remove
it before the spring thaw. Keep the origi-
nal grade around your tree’s root system
if possible, and if not, there are systems to
help get air and water to the buried roots.
Small changes in the design of your
project can sometimes make a great difer-
ence in whether a critical tree will survive.
Te contractor may need to be educated
regarding the value of the trees on your
property and the importance of saving
them. Few builders are aware of the way
tree roots grow and what must be done to
preserve them. It’s worth a conversation!
Te ability to repair construction damage
to trees is limited, so it is vital to protect
the trees from injury to begin with. Set up
construction fences around the trees you
want to protect. A good guideline is one
foot of space for every inch of tree diameter.
Don’t allow any trafc, storage of materi-
als, waste, digging, trenching or other soil
disturbances inside the fenced area, and
keep it intact until the end of the project.
It is not always easy to save trees during
construction, but your eforts are worth the

trouble. Take time to protect and monitor
the health of your investments. Your home
and our communities will be healthier and
more attractive places to live.

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Mindfulness Center for Wellbeing

We offer a “Mindful” approach to integrative counseling

Judy rogers, M.s., l.c.s.W.
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Do you know your EQ? We usually associate intelligence with

logic, math and science. However, according to psycholo-
gists such as Daniel Golemen, emotional intelligence (EQ)
is an aspect of intelligence that has been long overlooked, but is
becoming more and more important in our global world, where
many businesses work in very diverse cultures as teams. Golemen
states that understanding and mastering our emotions is a very
valuable tool in guiding decision-making and helping us in under-
standing the emotions and behaviors of others. He states that the
most efective leaders and the happiest people score high in EQ.
Tere are three fundamental aspects to emotional intelligence:
self-awareness, self-regulation and compassion. In this article,
I will give a short defnition of each and describe EQ-enhancing
tools you can apply to your daily life.

self-awareness: Self-awareness is learning how to pay atten-
tion to our thoughts and our body sensations. It is the ability to
know your emotions. When you know what you are feeling, you
do things that are positive and constructive in your relationships.
With self-awareness, you understand limiting beliefs that prevent

you from handling yourself well in certain situations. You get in
touch with your “fear talk” that may prevent you from speaking up
and sharing important information.
A recent study found that by simply labeling negative emotions,
we can overcome them (www.emotionmachine.com). Te next
time you are feeling a strong emotion, take a breath in and just
observe the emotion. Ask yourself, “What am I thinking? What
physical sensations am I experiencing?” When you are able to label

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it, then just breathe out the word. For example, when you become
aware of fear, you would say to yourself, “Feeling fear, breathing
out fear, breathing in peace and calm.” Repeat a few times until
you notice you are feeling less fearful and replacing it with calm.

self-regulation: Self-regulation is learning how to respond to
emotions better. Te more emotionally intelligent you become,
the more awareness you will have, and with that awareness you
have the ability to choose how you are going to react. Without
emotional control, we can say and do things we regret as an over-
reaction to feelings. Tere are many diferent mindfulness strate-
gies available to better regulate emotions.
• A mindfulness sitting practice of just three minutes a day can
rewire the brain and change negative habitual ways of dealing
with anger or fear.
• Learn to channel an emotion in a new and constructive way,
such as journaling, walking mindfully in nature, or sending
loving kindness phrases to self or others.
• Understanding your triggers, such as certain people, topics of
discussion or environments, and preparing for them or avoid-
ing them when possible.

compassion: When we can understand our own emotions, it
becomes much easier to understand the emotions of others. Te Dalai
Lama specifcally defnes compassion as having three components:
1. A cognitive component: “I understand you.”

2. An afective component: “I feel for you.”

3. A motivational component: “I want to help you.”

Compassion is the ability to see things and feel things from another
person’s point of view. It requires the ability to pay attention to
what another person is communicating verbally and non-verbally.
Tere are two mindfulness practices used for building compas-
sion: mindful listening and loving kindness meditation.
Today I can Google the square root of 67 and see that it is
8.18535277187; however, I can’t Google how to communicate, relate
and lead others more efectively. Maybe that’s why Google engineer
Chade Meng Tan designed a mindfulness program that is grounded
in science for the enhancement of emotional intelligence. Tis
program is used at Google and other large cutting-edge companies
around the world that wish to improve their bottom line by support-
ing the well-being and emotional intelligence of all employees.
A few months ago, the Dalai Lama and other experts from science,
economics and environment convened in Madison for the Change
your Mind, Change the World conference. Teir purpose was to fnd
ways to solve the world’s problems. At the end of the conference, they
all agreed that the emotional health of all people in the world today is
the key to solving the world’s problems.

Judy Rogers, LCSW, is the owner of Mindfulness Center for Well-
being, a private practice specializing in integrative psychotherapy,
including mind-body medicine. Tey ofer individual, couple,
family and group counseling. By integrating evidence-based
therapy practices from Eastern medicine, they are able to enhance
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think organic eating is too expensive?

You’re not alone. Te biggest concern I hear
about living an organic lifestyle is the cost. Other
than that, eating organic would be such an easy decision
because non-organic food ofen contains cancer-causing
hormones, immunity-destroying anti-biotics and dangerous
pesticides. Pesticides by nature are designed to kill; they are
poison. So when given the choice, of course we don’t want to buy
food with poison sprayed on it! Pesticides can cause neurological
problems, cancer, infertility, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, allergies
and asthma, wheezing, rashes and other skin problems, ADHD,
birth defects and more. Tat’s why buying quality organic food
and eating better-quality foods will save you a lot of money down
the road in medical costs, prescription drugs and doctor visits.
You’ve heard the saying before, but we can either “pay now or pay
later” when it comes to our health.

the following are organic food guidelines for those
concerned about the best cost-effective food choices:

• Meat and dairy (animals products like chicken, eggs, cheese,
butter, yogurt, milk, etc.) are the most important to buy
organic because of the combined risk of pesticide, anti-biotic
and cancer-causing growth hormone exposure. Whatever you
do, do not skimp here.
• Reduce meat and dairy consumption if you cannot aford
organic. One way to do this is to opt for more plant protein
sources through each day like beans and hummus.
• Use the “Clean 15” and “Dirty Dozen” lists available on
www.ewg.org to help you navigate which produce are most
important to purchase organic.
• Do not buy pre-washed and ready-to-eat fruits and veggies, as
they can cost twice as much.
• Skip conventional Starbucks (and other cofee shops). Buy
organic cofee and tea because they are some of the highest-
sprayed crops.
• Try eating out only once or twice per week at organic restau-
rants, because eating organic at home is signifcantly less

Sure, it would be great to eat purely organic, but until then, here
is a great place to start. Put your organic grocery dollars toward
these foods frst, and take this Nutritional Healing organic food
priority list with you to the store:
Meat — 100% grass-fed, antibiotic & growth hormone free,
fed organic and non-GMO diet.

dairy products.
eggs — pasture eggs and chickens fed organic diets.
coffee and tea.
dried herbs and spices — non-organic spices are irradi-
ated and have inferior quality.
High-risk gMO crops — corn, soybeans, zucchini, yellow
squash, canola, sugar beets, papaya, cottonseed oil.

“Dirty Dozen” produce:

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national television personality Dr. Mehmet Oz recently

aired a segment on a common chronic pain treatment
procedure called epidural steroid injection (ESI). While I
have a great deal of respect for the depth and thoughtfulness of Dr.
Oz’s work, this piece provided a disservice to viewers by drastically
misrepresenting what most board certifed physicians and leading
researchers consider a safe, efective and important treatment for
patients with chronic back pain.
While some of Dr. Oz’s concerns were valid, many were over-
dramatized to the point of being deliberately misleading, leaving
many viewers with a distorted and overly negative impression of
ESIs. I believe ESI treatments are a safe and efective treatment
approach when performed by a board certifed, fellowship trained
physician. In fact, a 2013 study conducted by leading researchers
from Harvard, Johns Hopkins and Walter Reed Medical Center
found that complications are rare following ESIs, provided the
proper precautions are taken.1
Moreover, I believe that ESI treatments can provide lasting pain
relief, without reliance on narcotics. Tis is especially important
given the increasing addiction rates to opioid pain killers and over-
dose deaths associated with such medications.
For many patients with conditions like sciatica or radiculopathy,
an ESI is ofen the only treatment option that lets them resume
normal activities. Without an ESI, these patients would be lef
with a life of pain and immobility. Some of the benefts of epidural
steroid injections include:
1. Steroids injected into the epidural space help reduce
infammation of the nerves and nerve roots, reducing the painful
signals individuals may feel.
2. Tis minimally invasive procedure can provide lasting pain relief
in a short visit to your physician’s ofce.

3. Te steroids used in the injections allow for pain relief so the
body may begin its natural healing process. Additionally, this
pain relief can allow individuals to participate in physical therapy,
chiropractic care or other medical treatments to promote healing.
4. As a diagnostic tool, an injection can help pin-point the source
of pain to allow your physician to understand and more
permanently treat specifc pain areas.

Epidural steroid injections can be particularly benefcial to specifc
individuals and medical diagnoses. Individuals with lumbar steno-
sis, or who have trouble walking, standing or sitting for long periods
of time, fnd excellent pain relief and improved function with ESI
treatments. Additionally, patients with disc herniation and sciatica
ofen fnd dramatic improvement in radicular pain (pain that radi-
ates into the legs), and these individuals can ofen reduce the need
for more invasive treatment options.
Tis topic deserves a more balanced dialogue than Te Dr. Oz
Show presented. I recognize and applaud the valuable service Dr.
Oz provides millions of health-conscious Americans, but in this
case, the hype overwhelmed the reality. If you’d like more infor-
mation on epidural steroid injections and the benefts they may
provide, talk to your primary care physician or pain management

the facts
on epidural

By dr. Nilesh Patel

Nilesh Patel, M.D., works for Advanced Pain Management in Green
Bay. He is board certifed in both pain management and anesthe-
siology. 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.

Source: 1. Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine, “Epidural Steroids: A
Comprehensive Evidence-Based Review,” May-June 2013.


Nature’s Pathways® | July 2013


the topic of sunscreen/sunblock can

be intimidating to say the least. It’s
confusing as to why one is better
than the other. But when it comes right
down to it, the truth is pretty simple.
Artifcial sunscreens soak into the skin,
which is why we put them on 20 minutes
before heading outside. Tey neutralize
the sun’s harmful rays in the upper layer of
your skin.

Natural sunscreens actually have the
chemical products beat in terms of recom-
mendations from dermatologists. Tis is
because zinc oxide and titanium dioxide,
which are oil-based minerals used in
natural products, actually lie on the surface
of the skin, creating a “block” rather than
a “screen.”

To determine the SPF factor, use the
total percentage of the solution that is the
sunscreen ingredient. So at 15 percent, it
would be SPF 15. But since zinc oxide and
titanium dioxide are actually blocks, not
screens, it’s hard to make an SPF comparison.
Also, to claim an SPF requires FDA testing.
Te nice thing about zinc oxide and tita-
nium dioxide is that they flter out both
UVA and UVB rays. Because they are
oil-based minerals, they also have natural
water-resistance properties.
A drawback with the natural sunblocks

is that they are also used in the industry as a
“whitener.” (Hence the images of lifegaurds
with white strips under their eyes and on
their noses come to mind.) We try to keep
a happy medium on the amount added to
our products to avoid the whiteness, while
still giving adequate protection. More can
be added to your liking, upon request, as
the whiteness tends to dissipate.
Tere you have it. You are now a
sunscreen/sunblock expert! Go out and
enjoy that vitamin D.

is better
for you!

By caitlin Brotz

“the nice thing about zinc oxide and
titanium dioxide is that they flter out
both uVA and uVb rays. because they
are oil-based minerals, they also have
natural water-resistance properties.“

Caitlin Brotz is owner of Olivü 426,
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Sheboygan or online at Olivu426.com.
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2 cups strawberry Greek yogurt
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1/4 cup agave

4-6 strawberries
4 drops lime essential oil
1/3 cup shredded coconut (optional)


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3. Freeze for six hours.

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Question: I’ve somewhat fantasized for
years about having an upper lip more like
Angelina Jolie. Frankly, I’m exhausted with
having to devote so much powder room time
to painstakingly lipstick-paint a bigger upper
lip. I’ve lost count of the amount of money
I’ve spent and the number of times I’ve had
unfulflled expectations and problems with
lip creams purchased in stores, at cosmetic
home parties and of the Internet. I really have
never achieved anything more than a fake,
painted-on result. Could you please touch on
some of the options to achieve a long-lasting,
fuller and natural upper lip look?

Answer: It is a common and natural desire
to have fuller lips, similar to those of popular
and attractive actresses. It sounds like you
are one of the many women who have expe-
rienced some of the pitfalls with over-the-
counter lip-plumping creams. Some of these
creams can work to a degree (with short-
lived results) and can be satisfying to the
consumer. However, many of these creams
contain irritating chemicals, and vitamins
and/or herbs like cinnamon (used to cause
the lips to swell in order to produce the
increased lip volume) that tend to leave some
consumers with sore and dry lips at night.
Te exciting news is that there are two
great “natural” substances that can be fairly
safely and almost painlessly injected to
increase the upper and/or lower lip volumes.
Tese substances are very appealing to many
women since they can provide a longer and
possibly safer contoured lip enhanced look
without resorting to use of bovine-derived
collagen or artifcial permanent implants
made of silicone or synthetic Gore-Tex.

Tese two natural substances include manu-
factured bioidentical skin fllers and one’s
own fat cells mixed with their blood plasma.
Tere are manufactured bioidentical skin
fllers made of the skin’s natural moisturiz-
ing fuid, called hyaluronic acid, that have
the trade names Restylane® and Juvéderm®.
Tese commercially available fllers have
a limited life of lip enhancement, ranging
from 6 to 12 months, afer which they have
to be re-injected. Tese fllers can be injected
directly into the belly of the lips at the hori-
zontal “wet-dry” border to increase the lip’s
volume and to gently cause the lip belly to
move slightly in an upward and outward
direction. Tis injection technique can
create an Angeline Jolie-like fuller lip look.
Other women prefer having just the very
upper edge of the lip line, called the vermil-
lion line, flled. Tis more limited injection
technique involves the use of a smaller
volume skin fller syringe and is thus a
couple hundred dollars less expensive per
treatment. Tese results are a little more
like a Jennifer Aniston-like prominent, but
not fuller, look.
In some properly selected individu-
als, the upper lip can be enhanced, and the
upper vertical lip wrinkles simultaneously
reduced, with a deep ablative and/or frac-
tionated erbium laser or carbon dioxide
laser treatment. Te laser energy is initially
used to vaporize several layers of the skin’s
outer epidermal layer. At other laser settings,
many microscopic holes are precisely drilled
into the superfcial dermal layer, causing the
stimulation of collagen re-growth. Tese
modern laser energy technologies can
almost erase most upper lip wrinkles while

simultaneously heating up the deeper skin
dermal layers, causing the gradual turning-
up of the top portion of the upper lip region
over a 2-6 month post-op period of time.
Te use of one’s own fat to enhance lip
volume is becoming more popular because
of the greater potential for achieving a more
permanent or very long-lasting result. Some
fat transfer techniques are more cost efective
in the long term since a single treatment may
have a 60-80 percent change of permanency
as long as the fat mixture is combined with a
small volume of the client’s blood plasma and
the commercially available matrix-produc-
ing substance called Selphyl® or Regen.
Combining one’s harvested fat cells with
one’s blood plasma and with a platelet-rich
plasma injectable cosmetic volume enhancer
has been suggested to result in a higher
percentage of fat survival and a longer-last-
ing volume correction than the injection of
just a pure fat cell solution.
Tere is a very expensive technique on the
fringes of technology called a fat stem cell
transplant that works with body areas needing
more permanent volume enhancement.
However, we are a couple years away from
having this stem cell retrieval technique and
subsequent injection technology readily avail-
able and cost efective enough to justify its use
in most cosmetic and therapeutic cases.

Dr. Nolan Hetz is a certifed
aesthetic consultant, a board certifed
surgeon and the medical director of
Youthful Endeavors, with ofces in
Green Bay and Manitowoc. If you wish
to receive additional information on lip enhancement
or wish to submit a question for this column, please
call 920.683.1800, email nolanhetz@yahoo.com or
visit www.youthfulendeavors.com.

Achieve the upper
lip look you’ve
always wanted

By dr. Nolan Hetz


Nature’s Pathways® | July 2013



have you ever wondered what your pets are thinking or

how animals relate to us in our world? I assume I am like
most people in that I sometimes believe I know what they
are thinking or what they want. As the owner of four pets, I do fnd
myself wishing they could speak!
When I talked to Trish Poole, owner of the Peace & Wellness
Center in Green Bay, she encouraged me to go to the recent event
in Green Bay with Asia Voight and Dr. Steven Farmer. Dr. Farmer,
author of “Earth Magic,” has written numerous books on shaman-
ism, and how animals relate to our lives and are part of guiding us
along. He teaches people how to identify their animal guides and
incorporate them in their lives.
Asia Voight, professional animal communicator, speaker,
teacher and dolphin/whale trip facilitator, is internationally
known and has been featured on ABC, NBC and Fox TV. She is a
very special and wonderful person who literally can connect with
your animals and tell you what they are saying and thinking. I had
a wonderful experience with Asia in the past, and learned about
issues with my pets afer doing a reading over the phone with her
about a year ago, so I knew I had to attend this event. If I could
learn how to do this on my own, my life would be much easier!
I took my future sister-in-law to this event because I knew she
would be intrigued with learning how to incorporate new techniques
of relating to the animals in her life, and I felt the same. From the
moment we walked into the event, we felt welcomed and sensed the
vibrant energy of the room. Asia and Dr. Farmer lead us in a few
meditations while relating to the crowd. Tey taught us how to be
aware of what we are feeling and not disregard thoughts that come
into our minds afer opening ourselves up to the opportunity to
hear each other’s thoughts and energies. Dr. Farmer instructed us on
how to meditate and be open to learning about our power animals
or totem animals, which guide our lives. During one meditation, my
guest said she saw red foxes (that she had been drawing for years)
come to her near water that had emeralds foating above. I personally
felt and saw an elephant standing near and learned what that meant
afer opening one of Dr. Farmer’s books on animal spirit guides. Teir

symbology totally made sense with my current life events.
Tis experience may sound strange to some, as not everyone is
open to this; however, I challenge you to start to be more aware
and open to experiences in your life that involve your beloved
pets and animals in general. One main thing I took away from
this experience was to be aware of outside surroundings and times
when an animal may come to you during an odd time or ofen. For
example, I was doing the dishes one day in the afernoon and a bat
few up and grabbed onto the window screen right in front of me,
and just sat there for about ten minutes! Tis was not something
“normal,” and I knew I had to look up the meaning of bats and
what that would be telling me in my life.
Take a moment to view Asia’s website at www.asiavoight.com
and learn how to connect with your beloved pet. Pick up one of Dr.
Farmer’s books at your local bookstore and learn how to connect
with your animal spirit guide.
Tank you to our wonderful advertiser and writer of many
years, Trish Poole, for organizing this rare event. Trish is graciously
donating a portion of the proceeds to the Rehabilitation Program
at the Wildlife Sanctuary (R-PAWS) program in Green Bay.
R-PAWS is an entirely donation-supported, non-proft organiza-
tion that took in over 5,000 orphaned and/or injured animals last
year alone. Tose wild animals are then rehabilitated by a trained
group of local volunteers with the goal of releasing them back into
the wild. Every year, more and more wild animals are surrendered
to the Sanctuary by caring people in the community, and Trish’s
donation will directly afect those animals in a positive way.

Jane learns to
connect with
animals in a
unique way

Contact Trish at the Peace & Wellness
Center, 681 Baeten Road in Green Bay,
920.819.3774. She offers hypnosis and
private energy healing sessions. I have
worked with Trish many times in the past,
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in the world of composting, size does

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pile weekly and making sure it has 40-60
percent moisture. Regardless of the begin-
ning size of the pile, the fnished product
will be one-third of the size of the begin-
ning pile.

Most people know that compost-
ing happens naturally. Te forest foor
is Mother Nature’s compost system. If
composting happens naturally, why bother
with the size of the particles of feedstocks
that are put in the pile? Controlling the size
of the particles, along with the size of the
pile, can drastically speed up the normally
slow composting process. Compare a pile
of just leaves to a compost pile. Afer a
year, the leaf pile has shrunk somewhat
in size, but the compost pile not only has

shrunk but has turned into “black gold”
or compost. Leaves are a carbon source;
they need nitrogen to break down. If there
is no nitrogen, the leaves will take it from
the ground soil. If a pile has the proper
ratio of carbons to nitrogen (3:1 — that’s
3 parts carbon to 1 part nitrogen), the leaf
matter doesn’t have to search for a nitrogen
source, it can just start to break down; thus
reducing the size quicker. It is important
to note that it is not equal parts carbon to
nitrogen. Too much nitrogen causes foul
order and stops the composting process.
When going for a walk in the forest,
what is the last thing and largest thing
found on the forest foor? A fallen
tree. Tis represents a feedstock that is too

large. Yet the complete opposite, sawdust,
is too small. Sawdust can cause a pile to
lose air space, which then slows up and
stops the composting process. Te size
of the feedstock or particles of a compost
pile is important for numerous reasons. A
shredded piece of wood or a wood chip has
more surface area that is easier for bacteria
to decompose. It also allows air space in a
compost pile by not letting all the material
get compacted. Shredding is important
regardless, whether something is a piece of
wood or food waste. A whole watermelon
will take much longer to break down than
pieces of watermelon.
Compost does happen naturally. But
with a little efort and size control, a
compost pile can be easy, more efcient
and, most of all, fun!

Sarah Everson is the business manager for Compost
Joe’s Premium Soils and Organics, a private compost-
ing facility located between Fond du Lac and Oshkosh.
Sarah also ofers seminars and private classes on
composting. For more information, visit www.
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“ Controlling the size of the particles,
along with the size of the pile, can
drastically speed up the normally
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hazardous materials are found in many homes: in kitchens,

baths, garages and basements. People ofen don’t realize that
items commonly used to clean and maintain their homes,
yards and vehicles can contain toxic ingredients. When used prop-
erly, these items can be benefcial. However, when improperly used or
stored, these materials can pose a hazard to pets and children.
So what are household hazardous materials? Look for key words
on products such as CAUTION, WARNING, DANGER, POISON,
items found in the home/garage include pesticides or weed killers,
household cleaners, pool chemicals, automotive fuids, varnish/
stain and certain paints.
When using potentially hazardous products, it is essential to
follow all manufacturer directions, and pay close attention to
instructions on how to treat accidental exposure. In addition, it
is important to use personal protective equipment (PPE). When
we use these materials at a work place, our employers provide
the necessary PPE, but ofen when these products are used in the
home, the same precautions are not taken. Wearing gloves, goggles
or safety glasses are simple steps to prevent exposure when using
household hazardous materials.
It is also important to avoid mixing materials. For instance,
homeowners have accidentally poisoned themselves by using a
bleach-based drain cleaner, followed by an acidic-based drain
cleaner. Acids and bleach (an oxidizer) should not be mixed
together as they produce chlorine gas. According to the New Jersey
Department of Health, even at low levels, chlorine gas exposure can
irritate the mucous membranes (eyes, throat and nose), resulting
in coughing, breathing problems, burning/watery eyes and runny
nose. High levels of exposure can cause chest pain, severe breathing
problems, vomiting, pneumonia, fuid in the lungs and even death.
Additionally, be sure to avoid accidental hazardous material

exposure to children and pets. Never leave these materials unat-
tended during a project. In the few seconds it takes to answer the
phone, pets or children can touch or consume these items with
dire results. Ideally, always leave items in their original packag-
ing and store in a locked cabinet or shed. Never keep cleaners or
other hazardous materials in unmarked containers. If it is neces-
sary to put material into a diferent container (a spray bottle, for
instance), clearly identify the material by name and manufac-
turer, and include any indicator warnings (e.g., FLAMMABLE)
and the phone number/contact information from the original
container. Should an accidental poisoning occur from the second-
ary container, this information will help poison control or medical
workers provide the proper care.
When disposing of unwanted or expired household hazard-
ous material, do not place in the regular trash. Tis can create
potentially harmful conditions for collection workers. In May, a
HAZMAT team was called to the San Diego Landfll to destroy
liquid hazardous waste,1

and in April, two garbage collection

workers were splashed with acid in Bermuda.2

In addition to the
threat to collection workers, these materials should not be placed
in a landfll. Doing so exposes landfll workers to hazardous mate-
rials and creates the potential for environmental contamination.

Prevent accidental
poisoning of pets
and children

Properly use, store and
dispose of household
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Empty containers that previously held hazardous material may be
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with the “Buy Local” movement

and its support of local farms
and establishments being “the
great thing to do” in this day in age, I am
always in search of restaurants that really
try to purchase as much of their product
as possible from local sources versus of
the regular food truck with stuf from who
knows where. I defnitely found what I
was looking for when I tried Stone Cellar
Brewpub in the historic “Between the
Locks” building in Appleton.
Chef Brady, the main chef at Stone
Cellar, searches out local produce, meats
and cheeses, and is a large supporter of the
Riverview Gardens. He personally designed
the unique and delicious menu, and his
“chef of the year” title, which he earned
from his peers, surely shows on his ofer-
ings. Chef Brady is in constant contact with
local farmers, suppliers and cheese makers
to ensure he can provide his diners with the
best-quality ingredients. With a full organic
salad bar and many organic menu items,
including vegetarian and gluten-free selec-
tions, along with locally raised meat choices,
there is surely something to please anyone.
My guest and I had a wonderful lunch
dining experience and really enjoyed the
historic environment. We started of with
a Stone Arch handcrafed beer, which
is brewed right in the building. I was
delighted to hear that I can fnd Stone
Arch beer at local stores and that it will be
featured at the upcoming Mile of Music

in downtown Appleton on August 8th

(put on by Appleton local Cory Chisel).
Because it was lunch, I wanted to try some-
thing organic, vegetarian and light, so I
went with the suggested Biergarten Salad. It
was made with organic mixed greens, fresh
strawberries, raw cashews, tangy cheese,
vine-ripened tomatoes and vinaigrette,
and included a side of delicious wheat pita
bread. It was the perfect size lunch that got
my taste buds ready and excited for the
farmers market!
My guest chose the ever-popular Nava-
rino Farm’s Elk Pastrami Wrap. Tis was
not something he would normally order;
however, decided to give it a try afer it
was recommended by our server. He was
delighted with the salty and fresh favors
of the elk, pastrami and bacon, which was
perfectly smothered with a light provolone
cheese and wrapped together with tomato,
lettuce and tangy pesto mayo. “I will be
ordering this again, for sure,” he stated afer
quickly polishing of the meal. Te house-
made and perfectly crisp sweet potato fries
were just enough sweetness in the meal and
were a must-have add-on.
Both meals were absolutely delicious! I
like to remind friends and family that Stone

Cellar ofers a full menu, from appetizers
and lighter, healthy options, to burgers and
homemade pizzas. Te scotch egg is a def-
nite must-try and a great Scottish treat!
Although it was raining the day we
dined, the outdoor beer garden is delight-
ful on a nice summer day. Stone Cellar
features live music on Tuesday nights and
Saturdays from noon-3 p.m., with an open
mic night on Mondays, all enjoyed in the
outdoor beer garden. Tere is also an event
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— for birthday parties, corporate meetings,
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Stone Cellar will certainly remain a popular
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Dr. Ann Khanna

Energy Healing Specialist
Holistic Life Coach

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

have you noticed that the same situation can be interpreted

diferently by various observers? To one, the situation
may appear dire, yet to another, it’s just a “bump in the
road” or even a blessing. Tese diferent perceptions all stem from
the varying perspectives of the individual observers. Because we
are currently living in a world of duality, we have learned to label
circumstances as “good” or “bad.” However, one of the easiest ways
to navigate through life’s ups and downs is to remain neutral.

let’s use a popular old tale to illustrate the point:

Tere once was a farmer in China who had a horse. One day the
horse ran away. All his neighbors came to console him about his bad
luck, but he was not distressed. He told them, “Good luck, bad luck,
who knows?”

A few days later the horse returned and with it was a mare. All his
neighbors came to him to congratulate him on his good fortune, but
again he would only say, “Good luck, bad luck, who knows?”
A week later his son was riding the mare, fell and broke his arm.
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what happens if you are feeling

stressed out, run down,
exhausted and your doctor says
that your thyroid function is fne because
your TSH (thyroid stimulating hormone), a
commonly checked level, is “normal”? What
if your Free T3 (triiodothyronine) and Free
T4 (thyroxine) levels were in normal range
as well? Is this it? Do you just live with the
way you are feeling? No! Tere is another
laboratory test that can be run to make sure
that your thyroid is truly working up to its
optimal level. Tis month I will discuss an
addition lab test, called Reverse T3, which
can give valuable information.
Te thyroid gland produces hormones
called T4 and T3, and a small amount
of T2 and T1. T4 is a storage hormone
and the most abundant in the body. It is
converted to T3, which is the most active
hormone. Tere’s another substance
produced by the thyroid called Reverse T3
(RT3). It is also made from T4. And it’s
normal to have some RT3 within the body.
When we have a thyroid condition, our
bodies can get caught in a state of alarm,
causing our bodies to increase RT3 in order
to decrease cellular reception of T3. RT3

competes with T3.
When this happens, the
T3 is less efective and
you feel worse: lowered

fatigue, anxiety, weight
gain, hair loss, possible diagnosis of fbro-
myalgia and more.
Our bodies make more RT3 when we are
under chronic stress. Two common reasons
for high RT3 include inappropriate produc-
tion of the stress hormone cortisol and
low iron levels. Low vitamin B12, chronic
infammation and other health issues can
cause it too. When faced with stressors
such as the fu, extreme cold, a car acci-
dent, following a calorie-restricted diet or
hospitalization, your metabolism may slow
down by producing more RT3. When this
happens, you may become thyroid resis-
tant and you do not respond well to thyroid
hormones — your own or prescription
thyroid medication that you may be taking.
Excess cortisol inhibits the conversion of
T4 to T3, and instead produces even larger
amounts of RT3, creating a RT3 problem.
In times of ongoing stress, your adrenals
will eventually become fatigued, dropping

from high cortisol to a mix of high and
low, or all low, and those low levels put you
into adrenal fatigue. When you don’t make
enough cortisol, thyroid hormones can pool
high in your blood. So your body responds
by converting the T4 to excess RT3.

When ferritin, a sensitive marker for
iron stores in your body, becomes low,
then carrying thyroid hormones via your
blood becomes inadequate, causing thyroid
hormones to pool in your blood. Te body
responds by producing excessive amounts
of RT3 to clear out the excess T4. Most
mainstream doctors claim that high RT3
is a rare condition. It may ofen be missed
because they do not check for it.
We can discover an abnormal RT3
through a simple blood test. We are not
necessarily looking for just a high level of
RT3, though that in itself can be a good clue.
In addition, we are looking for a problem
in the ratio between the RT3 and the Free

imbalances —
let’s start with
the thyroid

Part 3: Why do I still have
hypothyroid symptoms when
my lab tests are normal?

By cheryl rentmeester, NP


July 2013 | Nature’s Pathways®


T3. For healthy amounts of RT3, your ratio
result should be 20 or larger. If lower, you
may have a problem.

three strategies to help
lower rt3:

1. Change your lifestyle — improve your
food choices, exercise moderately, stop
smoking and reduce your stress.
2. Since the bulk of RT3 is made in the
liver, some have lowered their high RT3
by doing a good liver cleanse, especially
those with milk thistle.
3. Taking prescription T3 medication can
have its challenges, but it can work. Tis
is especially important if you haven’t
succeeded in lowering your high RT3 in
any other way. We have found prescribing
sustained release T3 or Armour thyroid
(a combination of both T4 and T3) can
help our patients feel much better.

At Wise Woman Wellness we have experi-
enced a large number of women who are
sufering from symptoms of low thyroid
output, even though they tested within the
normal thyroid ranges in standard labora-
tory tests. If you are feeling hypothyroid-
ism symptoms, schedule an appointment
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very unlucky he was. Te farmer shook his
head and said, “Good luck, bad luck, who

A few days later, war was declared and all
able-bodied young men were conscripted,
but because of his son’s broken arm, he was
not. “Good luck, bad luck, who knows?”

you may recall similar stories:

• Tey didn’t get the job they originally
applied for, but got hired at their
dream location shortly thereafer.
• Teir frst spouse cheated, ending the
marriage in divorce, but now they have
a phenomenal relationship with a new
• Someone is diagnosed with a serious
illness and the family is brought
together to mend an ongoing feud.
• A person loses a job they have had
for decades, only to discover a hidden
talent they are now able to express and
form into a thriving business.
• Te list can go on and on …

Although it can be disappointing to receive
“bad” news, changing your perspective
can ease the emotional pain and anxiety.
Remembering that “all things happen for a
reason” or “this could be the best thing that
ever happened” may take some stretching to

accept while you are going through the expe-
rience, but once life works itself out, you may
well fnd yourself stating those exact words.
Sometimes, no matter how you stretch,
fnding the “good” in the situation may
appear illusive. On those rare occasions,
it’s helpful to take a much higher perspec-
tive and remember that we are spiritual
beings having a temporary human experi-
ence, trusting that at some point you will
understand how that experience provided
tremendous growth for your soul.
It only takes a small change in perspec-
tive to change your perception of the situ-
ation. Remember, what you resist persists,
so by remaining neutral, you reduce the
resistance which allows life to fow, and
enables you to move through the experi-
ence with ease and grace.

Dr. Ann Khanna lef traditional medi-
cine 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, including holistic life coaching,
uses a variety of energetic healing techniques (including
Reiki, Matrix Energetics, Qigong, EFT, Teta Healing
and others), teaches classes and workshops, and hosts
an international radio talk show. For more informa-
tion, please visit www.RainbowsInHarmony.com or
call 920.757.9693.

EAsE A “BAD” ExpErIEnCE continued from page 67

Cheryl Rentmeester, FNP, APNP, is a
health care provider at Wise Woman
Wellness, an innovative wellness center
in De Pere. Rentmeester is passionate
about helping both men and women
live life to the fullest. Wise Woman Wellness is now
empowering men to achieve optimal health and peak
performance through the exciting new Men’s Vital-
ity Program and is accepting both male and female
patients. Call 920.339.5252 or visit www.wisewom-
anwellness.com for details.

Reference: www.stopthethyroidmadness.com.

“ two common
reasons for high
rt3 include
production of the
stress hormone
cortisol and low
iron levels.”


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is imperative to enjoying a Fox
Cities summer. To keep the bugs
at bay, enlist the help of Mother Nature!
Sure, honey bees help pollinate crops and
fowers, but we’re talking mosquitoes,
fies, ticks and wasps here. It’s important
to protect yourself, your kids and your
pets so you don’t become a feeding frenzy
for insects or risk becoming a carrier for
pathogens. Harness the power of plants

that have made bug repel-
ling their gif to the world.

consumers, most bug
repellents found on the
market contain a chemical
known as DEET, which
has known toxic efects. According to a
study by Duke University Medical Center,
“Every year, approximately one-third of
the U.S. population uses insect repellents

containing DEET to ward of mosquitoes
and other pests. At present, DEET is used
in more than 230 products, with concen-
trations up to 100 percent.”
“However, DEET should be used with
caution due to its possible damaging
efects on brain cells. Studies have shown
that DEET causes brain cell death and
behavioral changes in rats afer frequent
and prolonged use. Tis exposure causes
neurons to die in regions of the brain
that control muscle movement, learning,
memory and concentration. Rats treated
with an average human dose of DEET
(40 mg/kg body weight) performed far
worse when challenged with physical tasks
requiring muscle control, strength and
coordination. Tese fndings are consistent
with reported human symptoms following
DEET’s use by the military in the Persian
Gulf War. With heavy exposure to DEET
and other insecticides, humans may expe-
rience memory loss, headache, weakness,
fatigue, muscle and joint pain, tremors and
shortness of breath. Tese symptoms may
not be evident until months or even years
afer exposure.”1

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essential oils —
nature’s own
bug repellents

By dani Mortenson, lMt


July 2013 | Nature’s Pathways®


Te safer, more natural and efective
choice is to go with an all-natural formula
that contains plant-based ingredients that
are highly efective and nontoxic. Garlic,
for example, is a natural repellent that
tastes great! Garlic compounds that have
been metabolized are secreted out through
our pores and insects, particularly ticks,
abhor it. (Consult your veterinarian for an
appropriate edible application for your pet
or other four-legged friend.)
Studies have shown that essential oils,
such as eucalyptus, citronella and lemon-
grass, are highly efective, nontoxic alterna-
tives to DEET. Find a high-quality (which
will yield a signifcant efect on insects)
blend of certifed pure therapeutic grade
(CPTG) essential oils based on a blend
of eucalyptus, citronella and lemongrass
in a base of fractionated coconut oil. Tis
blend can be applied directly to the skin
(avoiding the eyes and mouth) and used
safely by the entire family. It should be
reapplied every 4-6 hours for maximum

Tere are natural fea and tick repellents
for your pets and livestock/horses, too. Be

sure to check with your veterinarian when
using grooming/health care products with
your animals. Tey are experts and hear
feedback from pet owners on a daily basis
as well.

Natural fea collar: Saturate a short
piece of cord or sof rope with high-quality
CPTG tea tree oil, which has anti-para-
sitic properties. Roll up in a handkerchief
and tie loosely around the animal’s neck.
You might also try applying a drop to the
bottom of their paws.
Remember, do what is safest and logical
for your health and the health of your
loved ones. Enjoy your time outdoors —
and help those bugs respect your space by
using nature’s own repellents to shoo them

essential oil fea
eliminator spray:

• 1/2 ounce (15 ml) base of distilled
water or raw apple cider vinegar
(or mix of the two)
• 10 drops CPTG citronella
• 10 drops CPTG lavender
• 10 drops CPTG lemongrass

Spray directly on your pet’s body,
avoiding the head and eyes, or spray
into the palms of your hands and
rub into your dog’s coat (again,
always avoiding the head and eye

Dani Mortenson, LMT, is a massage and bodywork
educator at Globe University, as well as lead massage
therapist at Shear Chaos Salon & Spa, 103 W. College
Avenue, Suite 100, in downtown Appleton. She holds
free educational classes on essential oils and natural
living on a regular basis. Visit www.shearchaos.
net to learn about upcoming class oferings.

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personal journey; ultimately, it’s one we
embark on for ourselves, not others. How
we treat our body and mind internally afects
how our body appears externally, as well as
our attitude.

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your head high as you walk through a public
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makes your eyes light up when catching up
with your best friends.
Sexy is being confdent, healthy and happy.
So, what if your sexy has gone missing? How
do you begin to get your sexy back?
Getting involved with pole exercise is how
I got MY sexy back. How appropriate, you
may consider, that pole exercise lends itself
to feeling sexy … well, get ready to throw
that false stereotype right out the window.
I’m not talking about clear heels and dollar
bills. I’m talking about a bright studio with
even brighter instructor and students. Pole
exercise pulled me out of my weight-lifing
funk by pushing me over my current plateau.
It helped to loosen up my hips, making me
feel less anxious to teach Zumba classes,
and also to be less self-conscious of dancing
around the kitchen with my husband and
dog. Te soreness I felt afer a good, chal-
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baths — with a good book and glass of wine!
Aerial Dance nurtures multiple sides of
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network of women that inspire self-conf-
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if it feels overwhelming thinking of “all” the
aspects of sexy that could use a little spruc-
ing up, just focus on one. As you grow that
aspect, you’ll be inspired to make changes
to other aspects in turn. Maybe focusing on
building your strength so you can climb to
the ceiling in your pole class inspires you to
make changes to your diet to help promote
muscle building and recovery — you many
fnd that your cleaner eating also makes you
feel less bloated. Maybe you choose to make
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class to focus just on YOU — you may fnd
that your newly developed calmness (or
confdence, or joy …) positively afects your
relationship with your family.
Give yourself permission to thrive in your
sexiness, not be embarrassed by it.

“ feeling sexy in our own body is a very
personal journey; ultimately, it’s one we
embark on for ourselves, not others.”

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beauty goes beyond the surface. If you are looking

for a new coat of nail polish or a fresh hair
style, there is an abundance of talented salon
professionals in the greater Green Bay area. But if you
are looking for a relaxing escape from reality, to be
pampered by an experienced team, and to be served by a
business that is rooted in family and community values
— on top of your salon or spa service — then Haven
Salon & Spa is the place for you!
Haven has been empowering the community through
beauty and wellness since November 2007. Complete
with a full service salon and spa, yoga and personal train-
ing classes are also ofered at the Fitness Firm, conve-
niently located inside of Haven. When Lisa Liimatta,
Haven’s owner, started her business plan, it was created
with the dream to provide members of the community
a place they could be served and leave feeling beautiful
and peaceful.

Whether you are looking to spend the entire day at the
spa or just stop in for one service, Haven has the same
high standard of service for each guest. Haven operates
with a team-based system — one of the frst in the area
to adopt this innovative concept. Tis unique approach
allows the staf at Haven to put the guests’ needs frst,
also welcoming you to see any of Haven’s team members.
Haven is dedicated to recommending services and prod-
ucts that ft your needs, complete with education so you
are prepared to recreate the look at home.
“I am speechless! I have never felt more pampered
in my life … and I only went for a cut and color! Te
staf is incredibly friendly, and Kristen was so knowl-
edgeable and kind. I cannot wait to go back for more of
their services!” shares one of Haven’s frst-time guests,
Kristin H.

Staying involved in the community
is highly valued at Haven. You may
have seen one of the complimentary
makeovers they do bi-weekly on Fox 11’s
Monday Morning Makeover segment.
Lisa Liimatta is also on the board
of directors for Golden House’s
Domestic Violence Center, creat-
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continuously give back to the
community. Along with the
monthly service donations
they give to local organiza-
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Te staf at Haven looks
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Beat all ingredients with a wire
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ANYTIME is the perfect time to embark on a bodily

cleanse or to detox your body. You detox your body for
many reasons:
• Detox to quit smoking.
• Detox to quit drinking.
• Detox to lose weight.
• Detox to improve your mood.
• Detox to increase your energy.
• Detox to balance your hormones.

But, what is the best way to cleanse, or detox, your body? As the
famous TV doctor, Dr. Oz, points out, “… the body has its own
extraordinary internal detoxifcation system. Here’s a brief look at
three critical organs involved:
• Te liver: Your frst line of defense against toxins is your
liver, which acts like a flter in preventing toxic substances
contained in foods from passing into your blood stream.
• Te colon: Tis organ has bacteria that produce both healthy
and unhealthy chemicals. You want to keep your colon
fowing regularly since its main role is to fush out toxic
chemicals before they can do you any harm.
• Te kidneys: Like clockwork, the kidneys are constantly flter-
ing your blood and getting rid of toxins in the form of urine.

In other words, for a detox program to truly work, you need to
maintain these three key organs!”
I absolutely agree with Dr. Oz! And, I have a few helpful tools
to add to assist you during your detox program to support these
three critical organs.
First, cleanse your colon. Take an enema or have a colonic
once a day for a week, then every other day for a week, then once
a week for a month. Colon cleansing, using therapeutic enema
solutions like Young Living essential oils, sea salt and cofee, is an
efective way to keep your colon fowing regularly and assists the
colon to optimize for healthy bacteria. Te colonics or the enema
series are also efective ways to help your liver with its incredibly
important job with the addition of the cofee implant.

Implanting cofee in the colon was frst rigorously used as a
healing treatment by Dr. Max Gerson, M.D., in the 1940s and
1950s to treat his cancer patients. Te health benefts of the cofee
enema popularized through his work have become well-known
throughout the alternative health movement. It is now held by
many health practitioners that any program that encourages
healing, regenerating, rebuilding, weight loss and detoxifcation is
a healthier program when cofee enemas are used.
Te therapeutic action of the cofee enema is to improve the
abilities of the liver and gallbladder to remove toxins and cancer-
ous metabolic byproducts by stimulating the fow of bile and
increasing the enzymatic action of the liver. Also, given that all
of our blood passes through the liver every three minutes, the
12-to-15-minute cofee retention enema increases blood fow
through the liver, resulting in a form of dialysis and a uniquely
efective detoxifcation.

second, drink one ounce of therapeutic water per pound
of body weight throughout the day.
You don’t need to buy
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third, take the binding agent chlorophyll during the
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Te work of clearing stored toxins from the body
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have you stopped long enough to refect why you were

born? If so, has this refection revealed there may be a
purpose for living? Have you asked yourself fundamen-
tal questions, such as: Who am I? Why am I here? What is my
purpose here? Many of us sincerely do not ask these questions
until we are confronted with a personal crisis threatening our
status quo; a relationship, fnances, livelihood or anything we hold
dear to our hearts.
Usually around our mid-thirties to early forties, an “urge” inside
us prompts us to question our real goal, our real purpose for being
here, our true function in a world that no longer feels like home.
In our society, if you think on it for a moment, children are
generally taught two simple signifcant lessons. Te frst lesson
children are taught is “good behavior.” Secondly, they are taught
“getting good grades is important.” Tese two fundamental
approaches of living take on a wide variety of expressions, directly

squelching, confusing and limiting a child’s innate ability to intui-
tively and creatively connect with their source of life. How?
Children are taught — from society, culture, parents, role
models, religions, authority fgures, etc. — to:
• Unconsciously inherit opinions.
• Adopt unquestioned preconceived ideas.
• Be imposed upon with “should”s, “ought to”s, “must”s and
“have to”s.
• Be obedient to arbitrary and unquestioned standards and


• Fear, what to be afraid of, what they want and don’t want.
• (And many other perceptions that may be in opposition to
what is true in their hearts.)

So, between the ages of 12-16, many of us have blocked much of
our connection to our creative source.
In a nutshell, basically, the image of living takes on the follow-
ing patterned scenario: 1) We are born. 2) We go to school. 3) We
stress to get good grades in school. 4) We compete to get the best
job so we can live among our peers. 5) We marry. 6) We have chil-
dren. 7) We vacation from the job, with or without the children. 8)
One day we retire from the job. 9) Ten we die.
Rarely does this mechanical pattern of living lead to fulflling
our function here, reveal a conscious purpose for being or lead to
more of a consistent experience of happiness many of us would
love to know. Tis mechanical pattern of living neither reveals
why we are here nor assists in describing the truth of “Who I am.”
Te pattern, more ofen than not, keeps us distracted, “asleep,”
blocked and unaware from living the fulflling life we really want.
Tis pattern keeps us from our aliveness. Tis pattern keeps us
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More importantly, do you know the two things that will directly
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the challenge of illness requires courageous adaptation to

change. Counseling can help individuals and families faced
with a painful present and an uncertain future.
Sudden catastrophic injury or illness begins a chain reaction
that can take months or years to unfold. Initially, life itself may be
at stake, and the focus is on immediate survival. Afer the drama
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permanent physical change, disability, and the loss of hopes and
dreams begin to emerge.
In contrast, illness may instead present itself with symptoms
that are vague, or that come and go in a mysterious manner. It may
take months or years to make an accurate diagnosis. Te patient
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or psychological origin of the symptoms. Tey experience doubt,
confusion and uncertainty about what actions to take. Healthcare
professionals may compound the problem by implying that you
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Chronic illness can begin before birth, due to heredity, malnu-
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lenges to developing a positive self image. Tings that peers do
easily may be difcult, painful, exhausting or impossible. A child
with special needs can strain the parents’ relationship and leave
siblings without the attention they deserve.
Treatment itself can be stressful. Initially the individual may be
faced with a direct threat to life itself. Uncertainty and fear may be
intense. Important choices such as chemotherapy versus surgery,
or whether to allow extreme measures to maintain life must be
made quickly under pressure. Treats to one’s self-concept chal-
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Te ability to fulfll customary and important social roles
may be impaired or lost. One might then become physically and
emotionally dependent upon others. Family caretaking roles may
be reversed. One may face rejection, abandonment or even abuse.
All of these issues create a need to change, to adapt, perhaps even
to transcend. Tis is weighed against the ability and opportunity to
change. Counseling can encourage the patient and family to gather
and understand important information. Information opens the
way to good choices. Te therapist can help modulate emotions,
and balance the swings between denial and despair. Some denial
protects us from being overwhelmed, but blocks adaptation if it
continues too long. Despair may at times be realistic, but hope
is also realistic; if not hope for physical healing, then hope for
emotional and spiritual healing, and the healing of relationships.
Terapy can help the individual and family consider, discuss and
set new priorities. Terapists don’t dwell on problems; we help
people become more aware of personal and family strengths.
All too ofen, a referral to a medical psychologist or other behav-
ioral health specialist is placed at the end of the list of tests and
interventions. Tis only adds to the stigma that it might be all in
your head. Research done in hospitals shows that as little as a half-
hour talking to a therapist afer a heart attack can shorten the stay
in intensive care and lessen the chances of a second heart attack.
Working as a medical psychologist in a Wisconsin hospital was very
rewarding for me. In outpatient psychotherapy, I have been able to
help people with lingering psychological efects of the trauma of the
injury or illness itself, or the behavior of healthcare professionals.
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herself small. She protected
her heart by slouching and
rounding her shoulders.
Tis collapsing inward

had afected the positioning of her arms. Having
dealt with carpal tunnel syndrome issues for some
time, she felt that somehow everything going on
in her body was intricately interconnected.
Her Certifed Rolfer™ explained to her what
he saw happening in her body. Her forward head
posture had pulled her upper body out of align-
ment. Her shoulder blades were not in their ideal
position. Her arms were inwardly rotated. When
she walked, her arms did not swing. Instead,
she held them close to her body, rigid and
constrained. Trough awareness cues, the Rolfer
helped Caroline to notice how she literally held
herself up with her armpits.
Afer the assessment, the Rolfer explained to
Caroline how postural health is also the ability of
the body to span and expand in all directions of
space. He also explained that Rolfng SI is just as
much about somatic awareness and movement
education as it is about manual therapy. Given
her history and structural issues, the Rolfer felt
that Caroline would beneft from a Rolfng SI
session more focused on movement.
Caroline lay down on the table. Te Rolfer
began to engage and ask her all kinds of ques-
tions about the felt sense of her arms and upper
body. Ten, by placing his hands on certain areas
of her arm, he also directed her awareness and
helped her to realize how much “holding” she
carried. Very light and subtle tractioning helped
her to fnd the edges of her tension so she could
consciously release it. As the session progressed,
she began to feel the weight of her upper
body yield into the table as her joints became
“remapped” and “reset.”

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Te fnal movement request really challenged Caroline as he
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Caroline repeated the same exercise with her other arm. It seemed
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the main function of the colon

Te terms colon and large intestine are used inter-
changeably and include everything from the cecum to
the anus. Te large intestine has little or no digestive
function. Te colon’s job is to compact the chime, absorb water
and essential vitamins from the foods we eat, receive B-vitamins
that are produced by healthy intestinal bacteria, and expel toxins
and waste from our body. When the colon is not functioning
properly, it can lead to poor digestion and a toxic colon. To main-
tain optimum health, one should cleanse the body. Any cleansing
program should begin in the colon, where the fnal digestion of
our food takes place. Colon hydrotherapy is a very efective way
to cleanse the colon.

the causes of poor digestion

We are all exposed to thousands of toxins and chemicals in our
everyday lives. Tese toxins and chemicals are in the air we breathe,
the water we drink, the food we eat and the pharmaceutical drugs
we use. In addition, we are eating more refned sugar, enriched
four and processed foods than ever before, as well as repeatedly
abusing our bodies with a variety of stimulants and sedatives.
Research proves our bodies are not capable of eliminating all the
diferent toxins and chemicals we inhale, ingest and absorb every
day. Tey accumulate in our cells (particularly fat cells), tissues,
blood and organs (heart, colon, liver, brain, etc.), and remain
stored in our bodies unless we cleanse and fush out all this toxic
build-up, which could ultimately cause health problems.
In addition, we consume large amounts of mucous-producing
foods such as breads, meats and dairy products, which cause an
excessive amount of mucous build-up in our systems.  Tis mucous
build-up leaves behind a sticky glue-like substance that coats the
walls of the colon and accumulates layer by layer, forming a hard
rubbery crust that hinders the colon’s ability to absorb vital nutri-
ents our bodies need. Our bodies cannot eliminate these layers
of hardened mucous on their own. Unless the colon is cleansed,
these hardened mucous layers are carried in our colons for the
length of our lives, which will cause poor digestion and can lead
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Autointoxication, or self-poisoning, is a process in which we are
poisoned by substances produced by our own bodies because
of poor digestion and/or incomplete or too few bowel move-
ments. Undigested food ferments and putrefes when remaining in
the colon longer than a day. Tis fermented waste combines with
the body’s own bile acids from the liver, the large intestine becomes
toxic, and the carcinogens may develop into colon or rectal cancers.
Dr. Bernard Jensen, Ph.D. (a pioneer in holistic health) stated,
“Every tissue is fed by the blood, which is supplied by the intestinal
system. When the intestines are dirty, the blood is dirty and so
are the organs and tissues. It is the intestinal system that has to be
cared for frst before any efective healing can take place.”
Every cell of our body is afected by autointoxication. When the
toxins collect in the nervous system, we feel irritable and depressed.
We feel weak if they back up into the heart, bloated if they reach the
stomach and have bad breath if they reach our lungs. If the poisons
try to escape through our skin, rashes and blotches develop, or we
look pale and our skin appears wrinkly. If the toxins make it to the
glands, we feel fatigued and lethargic, our sex drive may decrease
and we appear to look much older than our actual age.

signs of autointoxication

If you experience any of the following symptoms, you may be
experiencing autointoxication and you may want to consider
colon hydrotherapy, also known as a colonic.
• Frequent constipation or diarrhea, poor elimination and
irregular bowel movements.
• Frequent congestion, sinus problems, viruses and colds.
• Frequent intestinal disorders or gas.
• Frequent headaches.
• General aches and pains that migrate from one place to
• Lower back pain.
• Lowered immune system or lowered resistance to infections.
• Needing to sleep for long periods of time.
• Low tolerance to fatty foods.
• Pain in your liver and/or gall bladder.
• Frequent fatigue and low energy.
• Excess weight.
• Frequent yeast or candida infections.
• Skin problems, rashes, acne, exzema and boils.
• Premenstrual syndrome (PMS), sore breasts and vaginal

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Our members are the heart of Capital Credit Union,

making us a strong, solid fnancial institution. We began
in 1934 as the Kimberly Credit Union, thanks to three
employees at the Kimberly-Clark Kimberly Paper Mill — Connie
Crowe, August Gloudemans and Matt Verkuilen — who set out to
provide their fellow employees access to reasonably priced loans
and savings options.
Still headquartered in Kimberly, today, we are a full-service
fnancial with 12 convenient locations (plus our corporate head-
quarters) throughout the greater Fox Cities area, Greenville,
Freedom and Oshkosh. Our more than 34,000 members enjoy a
full range of fnancial products and services. Now a community
credit union, we are chartered to serve residents who live or work
in Outagamie, Winnebago, Calumet or Brown counties, and new
members are always welcome.
As a not-for-proft fnancial cooperative, our profts are
returned to our members with the best loan rates around, higher
rates on deposits, and a variety of free and low-cost products and
services like free checking, mobile banking, text alerts and much
more. Tanks to our large membership base, strong reserves and
sound business practices, we remain a strong, growing fnancial

Along with providing quality fnancial options for members,
we also believe in giving back to the communities we serve. Te
Capital Credit Union Charitable Giving Fund, administered by
the Community Foundation of the Fox Valley Region, annually
benefts area non-proft organizations. We are a founding sponsor

of Rebuilding Together Fox Cities and the Fox Cities Community
Health Center Dental Clinic. Partnering with Te Salvation Army,
we’ve been a Red Kettle Match Day sponsor for three years now;
and for the second time this spring, we were a major sponsor of
the March of Dimes “March For Babies” in the Fox Cities and in

Activities like Capital’s “Clean Closet Project” for the Commu-
nity Clothes Closet and our Annual Food Drive, which benefts
seven area food pantries and three animal care associations, help
provide basic needs for people in our communities. In the spirit
of volunteerism, Capital employees donated countless hours last
year too, participating in several community-focused activities
and events.


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Partnering with schools in
Kimberly and Little Chute, Capital
employee-volunteers present numer-
ous sessions in area classrooms, teach-
ing youth about the practical side of
smart money habits. Events like Capi-
tal’s Kiddie Karnival for elementary
age children and sponsorship of the
Fox Cities Region Finance and Invest-
ment Challenge Bowl for high school
students help youth learn about money in fun,
exciting ways. And every year, Capital awards
$7,000 in scholarships to graduating high school
seniors, giving them a positive start toward their
fnancial future.
We were honored with three frst-place

awards and a second-place
national award from the Credit
Union National Association this
year too, for our eforts in fnan-
cial education and community
From ofering money-
saving products and services to
supporting community-enrich-
ing programs and activities,
Capital members are part of a longstanding,
secure fnancial institution. Together we “make
it happen” for thousands in the greater Fox
Cities area and beyond. Interested in becoming
a Capital member? Stop by any Capital ofce or
visit us at capitalcu.com today!

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can’t, but I still used to think I was pretty independent. I could take
care of myself! Today, I realize how dependent I am on others.

healthy in spirit:
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My perspective changed about 20 years ago, when I decided to
take a week’s retreat in the north woods of Wisconsin in early March.
I decided I would stay at a friend’s remote cabin. Given the deep
snow pack, I would ski in to the cabin on the long driveway, leaving
my vehicle on the main road. I would pull a small plastic sled with
my supplies on it. I would be completely on my own for the week.
Brave plans! It’s true that I was very alone; there was nobody else
within fve miles of me. But within a few hours of arrival, I began to
think about my “independent” journey and to realize exactly how
many people it took for me to accomplish it: from the plumber who
snowshoed in to start the water, to the friends who lent me gear,
to the people I called on the phone when the solitude got to be too
much. Tat week I wrote 14 thank you notes to people who had
somehow helped me make the retreat. I even realized my depen-
dence on the chickadees that would visit morning and evening;
they were friendly companions. It was a great lesson.
As much as we like to claim our independence, today we live in
a world where we are more interdependent than ever. We are no
longer an agrarian society where our family homestead was our
primary work as well as our primary source of food and shelter. We
live in communities with highly diferentiated dwellings in close
proximity. We rely on others to provide gas, electricity, water and
a host of other services. We rely on others to produce and package
our food. We drive our own vehicles with ferce independence, but

if they break down, most likely we need a mechanic.
Committed survivalists would argue, but the fact is, we do need
one another — we do need community. We need community for
survival and for social, emotional and spiritual development. We
are interdependent creatures by nature, and that’s a good thing.
Tis month, as we celebrate Independence Day, it might not be a
bad idea to realize that we are independent and interdependent.
Tis is true in our homes, our neighborhoods, our communities
and the wider world.
While we continue to champion personal freedom and democ-
racy, healthy living in our new global community requires
acknowledgement of our interdependence and the strange
paradox that while anyone is imprisoned by politics, poverty or
prejudice, none of us is truly free. Te time-honored tradition
of “helping our neighbor” has gone global, and what an interest-
ing challenge that is! As we celebrate the 237th

anniversary of the
Declaration of Independence, we might look ahead and wonder
what the next 237 years will bring. With the freedom we enjoy, we
will collectively create the future. What will it look like and how
can we create a world that works for all?
Happy Independence Day!

Rev. April Kain-Breese is with Unity of Appleton, a Community
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there are nine known species of echinacea, all of which are

native to the United States and southern Canada. Te most
commonly used is Echinacea purpurea. Echinacea has tradi-
tionally been used for colds, fu and other infections, based on the
idea that it might stimulate the immune system to more efectively
fght infection. Less common folk or traditional uses of echinacea
include for wounds and skin problems, such as acne or boils.
Te aboveground parts of the plant and roots of echinacea
are used fresh or dried to make teas, squeezed (expressed) juice,
extracts or preparations for external use.

what the science says

Study results are mixed on whether echinacea can prevent or efec-
tively treat upper respiratory tract infections such as the common
cold. For example, two NCCAM-funded studies did not fnd a
beneft from echinacea, either as Echinacea purpurea fresh-pressed
juice for treating colds in children, or as an unrefned mixture
of Echinacea angustifolia root and Echinacea purpurea root and
herb in adults. However, other studies have shown that echinacea
may be benefcial in treating upper respiratory infections.
Te National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medi-
cine (NCCAM) is continuing to support the study of echinacea
for the treatment of upper respiratory infections. NCCAM is also
studying echinacea for its potential efects on the immune system.

side efects and cautions

When taken by mouth, echinacea usually does not cause side
efects. However, some people experience allergic reactions,
including rashes, increased asthma and anaphylaxis (a life-threat-
ening allergic reaction). In clinical trials, gastrointestinal side
efects were most common.
People are more likely to experience allergic reactions to echinacea

if they are allergic to related plants in the daisy family, which includes
ragweed, chrysanthemums, marigolds and daisies. Also, people with
asthma or atopy (a genetic tendency toward allergic reactions) may
be more likely to have an allergic reaction when taking echinacea.
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.


(Echinacea purpurea)

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

References: Barrett BP, Brown RL, Locken K, et al. Treatment of the common
cold with unrefned echinacea: a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled
trial. Annals of Internal Medicine. 2002;137(12):939–946.

Echinacea. In: Blumenthal M, Goldberg A, Brinckman J, eds. Herbal Medicine:
Expanded Commission E Monographs. Newton, MA: Lippincott Williams &
Wilkins; 2000:88–102.

Echinacea. Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database Web site. Accessed at
www.naturaldatabase.com on May 11, 2009.

Echinacea (E. angustifolia DC, E. pallida, E. purpurea). Natural Standard Data-
base Web site. Accessed at www.naturalstandard.com on June 1, 2009.

Fugh-Berman A. Echinacea for the prevention and treatment of upper respira-
tory infections. Seminars in Integrative Medicine. 2003;1(2):106–111.

O’Neil J, Hughes S, Lourie A, et al. Efects of echinacea on the frequency of upper
respiratory tract symptoms: a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled
trial. Annals of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology. 2008;100(4):384–388.

Shah SA, Sander S, White CM, et al. Evaluation of echinacea for the preven-
tion and treatment of the common cold: a meta-analysis. Lancet Infectious
Diseases. 2007;7(7):473–480.

Taylor JA, Weber W, Standish L, et al. Efcacy and safety of echinacea in treat-
ing upper respiratory tract infections in children: a randomized controlled
trial. Journal of the American Medical Association. 2003;290(21):2824–2830.

Turner RB, Bauer R, Woelkart K, et al. An evaluation of Echinacea angus-
tifolia in experimental rhinovirus infections. New England Journal of
Medicine. 2005;353(4):341–348.


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Many years ago, Carol Ann Sterken, owner/operator of

Natural Healing Solutions, was sufering from a number
of chronic illnesses, including fbromyalgia, acid refux,
migraines, IBS and chronic fatigue. Only getting two hours of
sleep each night and in a lot of pain, Carol Ann was living on over-
the-counter pain relievers to cope.
Ten she got really sick. When she couldn’t stand up straight
because of the pain, she headed for the hospital. One MRI and
colonoscopy later, the doctors said she had a bowel infection and
needed surgery. Her husband, Carl, called the family. Her brother,
a chiropractor and proponent of holistic health, advised against it.
He said the problems were due to a lack of nutrition because of her
diet – junk food and convenience food made with enriched four
and refned sugar. He explained that processed food is difcult to
digest due to the abundance of chemicals and fllers. Tis eventu-
ally leads to constipation and infammation, making it difcult for
the colon to expel waste and absorb nutrients. He recommended
changing her diet and “cleansing.”
Carol Ann was skeptical. She didn’t want surgery but didn’t
want to keep living in pain. She decided to follow her brother’s
advice. She said goodbye to processed foods and all those over-
the-counter pain meds, and started eating fresh vegetables and
fruits, and drinking lots of water. She started reading books about
nutrition and detoxing, and learned how the body works. Carol
Ann then started cleansing at home. Little by little, her health
problems began to disappear.
Next, her brother recommended that she have a series of colonic
treatments. Tis cleansing procedure involves fushing warm
water in and out of the colon. “Are you nuts?!” Carol Ann asked. “I
am NOT doing that!” “You’ll get better faster,” her brother insisted.
So she reluctantly agreed.
Carol Ann found a colon hydrotherapist and began treatments.
Her health improved even faster once she started these treat-
ments, and she soon had a new lease on life. When her therapist
announced her plans to move, she suggested Carol Ann go to

school and start her own business. “Te way you’ve turned your
health around will be a good example for others.” Carol Ann had
her doubts but knew that colonics had helped her and could help
other people, too.
In 2007, Carol Ann attended Woods Hygienic Institute in
Florida, where she was certifed as a colon hydrotherapist. Since
then, she has given hundreds of colonics and witnessed health
improvements in many of her clients. Carol Ann frmly believes
that colonics, coupled with a good diet, can improve many people’s
health. “I wouldn’t be doing this if I didn’t believe in it,” she says.
Carol Ann’s business, Natural Healing Solutions, specializes in a
Woods Closed Method Gravity Fed Colonic System. A colonic is an
internal bath that cleanses the colon of toxins, gas and accumulated
fecal matter. Unlike an enema, it does not involve the retention of
water; just a steady gentle fow of warm water in and out of the
colon. At the same time, a gentle tummy massage is administered
to stimulate the colon. When colon hydrotherapy is performed,
the body is rejuvenated, toxic debris is removed and, over time,
the colon can return to its natural shape, tone and peristalsis wave
action. Colon hydrotherapy also restores the pH balance to the
body, stimulates the immune system and allows free passage of
nutrients into the blood. Cleansing the colon is a valuable modality
in treating disease and promoting overall health and wellness.
If you sufer from constipation, chronic fatigue, allergies, bloat-
ing, migraines or infammation, colon hydrotherapy may help
improve your health. For natural pathways to optimum health,
contact Carol Ann at Natural Healing Solutions today!

natural healing solutions

(Located at the corner of Drew St. and
Wisconsin Ave. in Appleton.)


Nature’s Pathways® | July 2013


Friday, July 12 • 8:30-11 a.m.
Wednesday, July 17 • 5:30-8 p.m.
Wednesday, July 31 • 5:30-8 p.m.

End hormone havoc — stay sane,
slim and sexy

Join hormone expert randi mann, np, or Cheryl
rentmeester, np, at this educational and enter-
taining seminar held at Wise Woman Wellness,
1480 swan rd., de pere.
Women only! Join us for a fun, informative look
at how hormone changes affect us as we age.
this seminar is designed to help women make
informed choices about bioidentical hormone
therapy, pms, perimenopause, menopause and
sexual health treatments to feel happy, energetic
and sensual — no matter how old you are!
to register, call 920.339.5252. $25 each or $20
each with a friend.

Monday, July 15 • 6-7:30 p.m.

this Detox Is for you, presented by
scott Vander Wielen, DC

Living in a toxic world? Learn what detoxifcation
is and how to safely detox heavy metals, chemical
pollutants, environmental estrogens and more!
Cost: free
Location: Vander Wielen Health & Wellness di-
agnostic Center, 1486 Kenwood drive, menasha.
to register, please visit us at www.Healthymeto-
day.com or call Christine at 920.722.2100.

Thursday, July 18 • 5-8 p.m.

rejuvenessence medispa Annual
summer soirée!

We’d be delighted if you’d please join us for an
evening of delectable refreshments, drinks, raffe
prizes and great specials! and bring a friend for
extra entries in the raffe — one additional entry
per friend you bring in attendance.
Can’t make it? Call 920.574.3577 during busi-
ness hours (10-5) on July 18th to take advantage
of our event specials!
(you never know what deals will come your way
at our event, but it wouldn’t be a Bad idea to
set up your complimentary consult to determine
your treatment recommendation Before this fun

rejuvenessence medispa, 2201 e. enterprise
ave., ste.104, appleton. at rejuvenessence me-
dispa we look forward to helping you restore,
revitalize and rejuvenate your skin! Hope to see
you soon! don’t miss it!

Saturday, July 20 • 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Class: sEArCh InsIDE oF yoursElF:
mindfulness and Emotional Intelligence

facilitators: Judy rogers, L.C.s.W, and Lorri Bohn,

place: mindfulness Center for Wellbeing, 18
Jewelers park, suite 210, neenah
fee: $75 includes lunch, handouts and Cd with
practices covered.
Class size is limited to 10. Call 920.722.7245.

to register.

Saturday, July 20 • 12:30-3:30 p.m.

Intuitive painting Workshop

take a journey into yourself and strengthen your
intuition through spontaneous expression. $35/
materials included. no experience needed!
space is limited, registration is required. to reg-
ister call tina at 320.808.7325 or visit www.

Monday, July 22 • 6-7:30 p.m.

the Functional medicine Advantage,
presented by scott Vander Wielen, DC

Learn what functional medicine is and how this
patient-centered approach is benefcial to pa-
tients with chronic conditions.
Cost: free
Location: Vander Wielen Health & Wellness di-
agnostic Center, 1486 Kenwood drive, menasha.
to register, please visit us at www.Healthymeto-
day.com or call Christine at 920.722.2100.

Tuesday, July 23 • 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Introduction to mindfulness

facilitators: Judy rogers, L.C.s.W., and Lorri Bohn,

Learn practices to calm and focus the chatter-
ing mind. Learn a simple practice to use anywhere
and anytime for emotional regulation. you will
receive a free Cd to follow after you leave the

place: mindfulness Center for Wellbeing, 18
Jewelers park, suite 210, neenah.
free! (includes handouts and Cd)
Class size is limited, call 920.722.7245 to register.

Tuesday, July 23 • 6-7:30 p.m.

Age management preventive

presented by Kate olson, ms, mBa
personalized healthcare is the way to achieve
optimal wellness, prevent chronic disease and
manage the aging process. Learn about new lab
tests that provide a roadmap to take charge of
your health. micronutritional testing — 50% of
people taking multivitamins are still nutritionally
defcient. We can now identify specifc nutrient
defciencies that could negatively infuence your
health with a simple blood test! telemere testing
reveals a window to your cellular age. 50% of
people at risk for heart disease are not identifed
by routine testing.
drawing to win lipoprotein and micronutrient
tests. refreshments will be provided.
Kate olson, regional sales manager for spectraCell
Laboratories, specializes in education and training
of healthcare providers and their patients in imple-
menting laboratory tools designed to personalize
healthcare leading to optimal health and wellness.
she is excited to work with you as you develop the
roadmap for taking charge of your health!
seminar held at Wise Woman Wellness, 1480
swan rd., de pere. to register, call 920.339.5252.
$15 each or $10 each with a friend.

Thursday, July 25

Adult CPR with AED • 8-10 a.m.
First Aid with AED renewal • 11 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Healthcare Provider • 5-9 p.m.

Join Hands to Heart, LLC at these community Cpr
and frst aid training classes. the classes are ap-
proved by the american Heart association and
each student will receive a certifcation card upon
completion of class requirements. all classes will
be held at rasmussen College, 3500 destination
drive, appleton. for more information or to regis-
ter, please call 920.209.9911.

Saturday, August 3 • 6:30-9:30 p.m.

outdoor sunset spirit trance Dance

Connect with nature, the heavens and the divine
to enter a higher state of consciousness through
spirit trance dance; a shamanic, tribal and ritual
experience that allows you to enter an extraordi-
nary reality, experience profound revelations and
build intuition. Blends drumming, music, breath
work and dancing/movement. potluck dinner
before we start the event at sunset. Bonfre af-
ter with camping and lodging available. Held at:
4118 Lakeshore road, sheboygan, WI. space is
limited and expected to fll fast. registration/Info
contact Christina at www.mindsoulandself.com/


yahoo.com or 608.393.7353.

Tuesday, August 6 • 6-7:30 p.m.

massage Class for parents of Autism

Join licensed massage therapist and certifed pe-
diatric massage therapist, Kara phernetton while
she teaches hands-on techniques parents can do
at home with their autistic child. Learn how autism
looks in the body, as well as how massage can be
benefcial, not only in childhood but throughout
life. Class will be held at 2050 riverside dr., Green
Bay, WI 54301. fee: $25 per person. appetizers
will be provided as well as a drawing for a free
adult massage and gift basket. Call 920.246.1423
for more information and to reserve your spot now,
as space is limited. please note that while children
are always welcome, this is a parent-only class and
there will not be any hands-on treatment done to
children during the class.

Saturday, August 10

International Folk
Festival & Fair trade Expo

a celebration of diversity and culture with an im-
mersion into the wonders of the globe’s fnest
exotic foods, entertainment, hobbies, animals
and fair trade products. a wonderful and educa-
tional outing for families with children that uses a
unique blend of workshops, activities and enter-
tainment to encourage people to see the world
differently. this is your trip around the world with-
out leaving your own backyard!
tri-County arena, 700 east shady Lane, neenah



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Saturday, August 17

the Big Green sustainable music

excitement is brewing in anticipation of the fox
Valley’s second annual sustainable music festival at
sunset park’s Kimberly amphitheater in Kimberly.
the festival features live music, local food and
marketplace, handcrafted beers and exhibits.
this near zero waste public festival raises aware-
ness of sustainability, encourages community in-
volvement, supports diversity and enhances our
creative culture.
proceeds from the event beneft sustainable fox
Valley, a non-proft 501c(3), to further its goals for
the fox Valley region of Wisconsin:
• resilient and self-reliant local economies

• opportunities for all to thrive in their community

• a healthy natural environment
Volunteer, sponsorship, vendor and exhibit op-
portunities are still available. email info@thebig-
greenfest.com for more information.
early bird admission is only $5 until the day of,
when it will be $8. Children age 13 and under are
free. admission includes entertainment, the local
marketplace, exhibits and parking.

Saturday, September 21

sport & Fitness Expo

an interactive, entertainment-based expo the
likes of which Wisconsin has never seen before.
featuring hundreds of booths with the latest in
sports equipment, apparel, footwear, accessories,
nutrition and adventures designed to appeal to
all ages and ftness levels. offering an extensive
selection of merchandise at great prices. multiple
stages will host unique, non-stop competitions
and shows.

sunnyview expo Center, 500 e County road y,



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COMMunitySupport our local
businesses in the

healthy living



healthy living Acupuncture

Sarah Atkinson
55 Stafford St., Plymouth

acupuncture is a medical
treatment that has evolved
from Chinese medicine us-
ing noninvasive treatment methods. I move “qi”
pronounced “chee” to infuence the patterns of ill-
ness, pain and disease with very thin stainless steel
needles. Common infuences of qi disharmony are
physical and emotional stress, poor diet, accidents
and other excessive activities. When these occur the
body becomes unbalanced, but with acupuncture it
bounces back to a state of health! national Insti-
tutes of Health and World Health organization rec-
ognize acupuncture as effective in treating: addic-
tion, emotional problems, arthritis, asthma, carpal
tunnel, digestive complaints, pain in tendons, joints
and muscles, trigeminal neuralgia, utI, fertility,
menopause, sinusitis and sleep disturbances.


new possibilities Integration, llC

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

920.427.7653 • www.wisconsinrolfng.com


structural Integration is a
transformative bodywork and ed-
ucation system designed to align
and balance the body. many of us
have old habits, accidents and patterns “locked”
into our posture and musculature — causing chron-
ic pain, infexibility and decreased mobility. rolfng®
unwinds this chronic strain and offers new possibili-
ties 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


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!


Growing time Child Care Center

2738 Manitowoc Road, Green Bay

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-

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.


northeast Wisconsin technical College

2740 West Mason St., Green Bay

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 hyDrothErApy

natural healing solutions

Certifed Colon Hydrotherapists
345 E. Wisconsin Ave., Suite #6, Appleton

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.

CrEAtIVE ExprEssIon

soul-Full Creative Arts, llC

Tina Siebers, Sherwood

320.808.7325 • soulfullcreative@yahoo.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 workshop: July 20.


tC Dance Club

1004 S. Olde Oneida St., Appleton
(2nd Floor in the ‘Between the Locks’ Building)

920.731.8851 • www.tcdanceclubwi.com


discover all the benefts
of dance at tC dance
Club! Lose weight, be
social, relieve stress and have fun! We are board
certifed and equipped with 2 spacious ballroom
dance foors. our goal is to establish and maintain
the highest level of hospitality, service and dance
education within a socially pleasurable environment
in order to help our members fulfll their needs and
dreams. start today with with a free Lesson!


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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.


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.


the Wild Iris

700 E. Magnolia Ave.,
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.

FunCtIonAl nutrItIon

Vander Wielen health & Wellness
Diagnostic Center

1486 Kenwood Dr., Menasha • 920.722.2100


at Vander Wielen Health & Wellness
diagnostic Center, we are committed
to helping you feel better, function
better and live better! to best serve
his patients, dr. Vander Wielen offers:
spine and extremity care, nutritional counseling,
functional medicine, advanced diagnostic testing
and in-offce lab tests.

gouRmEt REtAil / giFt

Cedar harbor

611 N. Morrison St., Appleton

Heaven on earth! appleton’s
newest retail treasure. off the
beaten path, tucked into a resi-
dential neighborhood near
downtown. featuring handmade gifts by local artists
as well as reclaimed and repurposed home décor.
stop in and discover treasures to keep or gift. Visit us
tu, W, f & sat. 10-5, th 10-7.

hEAlth & FItnEss

Anytime Fitness

For a location near you, visit our website.

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


at Good Vibrations studio, you come
in and spend ten minutes on a “wig-
gle” machine. the machine tones
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. 54.

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 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 u.s. orders, no matter the size!

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!

hEAlth & WEllnEss

Divine Energy light-workers

Rev. Jen Rietveld
130 E. Franklin St., Appleton

920.268.6345 • lightworkers@earthlink.net


rev. Jen rietveld offers divinely guided
services in the form of: spiritual coun-
seling, energy/light work, chakra
cleansing and balancing, cellular re-
lease, past life/soul release and karmic
meditations, weddings, property clearings and
blessings, funerals and more! for a full description
of her services, please visit her website at divine-
LightWorkers.com. to schedule an appointment,
please email rev. Jen at lightworkers@earthlink.
net or call/text 920.268.6345.

hEAlthy FooDs

oneida Community Integrated Food systems

MARKET: 501 Packerland Dr., Green Bay
ORCHARD: 3976 W. Mason St., Oneida
TSyuNHEHKW^: 3759 W. Mason St., Oneida

920.869.4530 • www.oneidanation.org/ocifs

oneida Community Integrated food
systems provides the oneida people
and surrounding communities with
natural and fresh meats, poultry, buf-
falo, fruits and vegetables as well as
health and wellness products. our farmer’s mar-
ket is held thursdays at the oneida one stop at
Hwy 54 and seminary road in oneida. the apple
orchard offers pick-your-own apples. please call
or email for varieties and picking hours.


Nature’s Pathways® | July 2013


heating & cooling / geothermal

Van’s refrigeration & services

W1081 Pearl St., Oneida

920.869.2196 • www.vansrefrigeration.com

Van’s refrigeration & services offers
your family or business the best
products and services combined
with a level of customer service that
will exceed your expectations. With over 30 years
of geothermal experience, quality Waterfurnace®
brand geothermal heating and cooling products
are just where we begin. the technicians at Van’s
refrigeration & services are trained and equipped
to handle geothermal heating services, refrigera-
tion repair & installation and many other residen-
tial and commercial services.


peace & Wellness Center

Patricia Poole

920.819.3774 • watrish@aol.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

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 WEllnEss

Get Connected, llC

5497 W. Waterford Lane, Suite A

Get Connected


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


Rainbows In Harmony

do you have a physical, emotion-
al, 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 well-
ness. By offering holistic life coaching and using a
variety of energetic techniques, we create a per-
sonal, one-of-a-kind healing session to help you
remove individual blocks and restore healthy en-
ergy 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


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 who offers integration of comple-
mentary and conventional approaches. mann has
achieved the prestigious nams menopause practi-
tioner Certifcation and has spoken nationally on
behalf of the Bioidentical Hormone Initiative. she is
skilled at prescribing customized, bioidentical hor-
mones when needed. attend the introductory
seminar “end Hormone 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
experience in diagnosis and treat-
ment of women of all ages. she has
a special interest in women’s heath
issues. she believes open communi-
cation and education is key to forming a valuable
partnership with her patients for effective treat-
ment results. seek care from an expert knowl-
edgeable in the latest scientifc research, and who
offers integration of complementary and conven-
tional approaches. attend the introductory semi-
nar “end Hormone Havoc — stay sane, slim and
sexy” to learn the fundamentals of hormone
changes, treatment options and great self-care.
accepting new patients.

IntEGrAtIVE psyChothErApIst

mindfulness Center for Wellbeing, llC

18 Jewelers Park Dr., Suite 210, Neenah

are you ready to journey to a hap-
pier and healthier life? are you con-
sidering counseling to support you
in meeting your goals? If so, I con-
gratulate you for being a good lis-
tener to your life. at the mindfulness Center for
Wellbeing, you will learn scientifcally-validated
mind body medicine skills that will enhance your
capacity for self-awareness, self-acceptance 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, Visualiza-
tion, Guided Imagery, affrmations, Journaling,
stress management and Loving Kindness rela-
tionship skills. We offer free mind Body medicine
Classes, 8-Week mindful Women’s Group, as well
as individual and couple counseling. our thera-
pist, Judy rogers, L.C.s.W., has over 20 years of
counseling experience.



Find out more information on
advertising your business in the
Nature’s Pathways
Community Partners Directory.

contact: 920.209.2524


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Ranger services inc.

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










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.

mAssAGE thErApy

life uncommon massage

Kara Phernetton, LMT, CPMT
2050 Riverside Dr., Green Bay

providing holistic healing for the en-
tire family, Life uncommon special-
izes in individuals with physical,
mental, emotional and spiritual dif-
ferences. Life uncommon tailors
each massage to ft the needs of every client, and
is focused on bringing health and wellness to the
Green Bay area. Hours are by appointment only.
Call 920.246.1423 for an appointment today!

massage Envy spa

3201 E. Calumet St., Appleton


at massage envy spa Calu-
met, our mission is to pro-
vide a pathway to wellness, well-being and worth
through professional, convenient and affordable
massage therapy and spa services. Whether it is
your frst massage or massage therapy is part of
your wellness plan, we have a therapist to match
your needs. We offer many massage modalities in-
cluding swedish, deep tissue, trigger point therapy,
sports, refexology and more. signature services and
enhancements include hot stone massage, aroma-
therapy, deep muscle therapy and sugar foot scrub.
We have four different spa facial treatments spe-
cially formulated for massage envy spa. our profes-
sional estheticians have the scientifcally proven
products to give you noticeably healthy skin.

mEDICAl AEsthEtICs &
WomEn’s hEAlthCArE

youthful Endeavors

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

920.683.1800 • info@youthfulendeavors.com


youthful endeavors is
one of the most
comprehensive medical aesthetic practices in north-
eastern Wisconsin. from Botox to skin fillers to fat
transfers; from Laser facial/neck skin rejuvenation to
Laser and IpL Hair removal; from Laser Liposuction to
face/neck-Lift, Breast and Butt-Lifts. redesign and re-
fresh with the help of dr. nolan Hetz, our board certi-
fed surgeon and certifed aesthetics consultant, our
licensed aestheticians and other certifed professional
staff. our team helps each client individually create a
fresher, younger, healthier “look” to complement
their internal beauty.
enhance and perféct your booty with the fda-ap-
proved spyder Butt-Lift and/or with our autologous
fat transfers technology. Zero percent fnancing pro-
grams are available. Call for a free consultation with
dr. Hetz to explore your personal situation and the
best available options.


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!


Appleton Community midwives & Birth Center

308 E. Northland Ave., Appleton

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.

nAturAl BEAuty

Clairalience skincare

Pam Williams — Owner

920.265.1427 • info@clairlaience.com


the familiar…


Clairalience natural skincare
products provide your skin
with just what it needs to stay
healthy. from body scrubs to lip balms, Clai-
ralience works with your body’s natural chemistry
to promote healthy skin, offering assistance to
your body’s own natural healing properties. Clai-
ralience products are made with natural ingredi-
ents and benefcial seed oils that are user friendly
and readily absorbed, with no harmful chemicals
added. skin becomes smooth and supple without
an oily residue or waxy build up. Choose a natural
skin care product that actually works for you! “ex-
perience the familiar ... naturally”


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.


masterpiece nutritional Counseling

Kendra Kadrik, CNT

Kendra Kadrlik owns masterpiece nutri-
tion, a nutrition consulting business spe-
cializing in educating clients on their
food choices and directing them on
which ones work with their health goals
and which ones could be sabotaging them. the
benefts and dangers of certain foods and natural
health topics are taught via seminars, group chal-
lenges, and one-on-one consulting. “What you eat
literally becomes you. you have a choice in what
you’re made of.”






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nutritional healing, llC

Kimberly Neher, MS, Clinical Nutritionist
658 W. Ridgeview Dr., Appleton

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!



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.


Phyllis Kasper, Ph.D.

920.693.2250 • pkasper@bytehead.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

the natural Boutique

(formerly Botanical Indulgence)

Sandy White
1162 Westowne Dr., Neenah

920.725.1380 • www.thenaturalboutique.com

the success of a business comes
from more than just the owner.
a truly successful business will
have an enthusiastic, knowl-
edgeable staff hand chosen by the owner. Here at
the natural Boutique, 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 Winneconne 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 diabetes. We also
carry pet gifts including dog and cat socks, breed-
specifc pillows, videos and dog- and Cat-opoly.


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. neW CLIent
paCKaGe: $30 for 1 private lesson and 2 mat class-
es. ($70 value)


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


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!

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.




July 2013 | Nature’s Pathways®


sangria’s mexican Grill

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


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

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.

REstAuRAnt / EntERtAinmEnt

Comedy quarter / gilligan’s

1575 Plaza Drive, Neenah

at Comedy Quarter, we be-
lieve laughter is truly the best
medicine! Come out for a
good laugh along with a great
meal and your stress will melt away! our intimate
yet state-of-the-art venue features award-winning
talent and an a-list celebrity scene. Gilligan’s restau-
rant offers a full lunch and dinner menu along with
a tiki bar featuring 100 specialty drinks.

sAlon & spA

Elevate hair studio {glam spa}

3402 N. Richmond St., Suite A, Appleton

920.574.2473 • www.elevatehsglam.com

our mission at elevate Hair studio {glam spa} is
to go above and beyond what is expected and
to deliver exceptional value-added services to
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 haircol-
or, 100% vegan & cruelty-free haircare products and
use natural & organic skincare products for treatments

and facial services. We offer haircare, cutting and styl-
ing services, hair coloring, hair extension and texture
services, in addition to nail services, full-body waxing,
skincare services and cosmetics. also, Glam-2-Go, a
mobile & on-location service available for weddings,
photo-shoots, special events or just for fun! Check our
website and facebook page for the latest info, specials
and staff bios. elevate-2-Glam today!

haven salon & spa

1700 Sand Acres Dr., Suite 2, De Pere

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

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.

she. Hair boutique

525 S. Memorial Dr., Appleton

she. Hair Boutique is a modern vintage salon pro-
viding our clients with outstanding customer ser-
vice. We thrive on being knowledgeable of all up
to date trends, products, new styles and the most
creative color trends. offering the best in green and
innovative products. Here at she. we offer the best
in vegan and organic skin care and hair care. from
our family to yours, we look forward to customizing
your services and experience to help you look and
feel amazing. We look forward to meeting you!

shear Chaos salon & spa

103 W. College Ave., Suite 100, Appleton

Located in the heart of
downtown appleton,
shear Chaos salon &
spa is among the best in the area, and holds an
emphasis on the value of continuing education.
Keeping up with the latest trends and sciences,
shear Chaos is an ever-changing, warm, quirky ha-
ven for love, health, beauty and just the right
amount of craziness to cohabitate.

spECIAlty FooDs

Fava tea

706 N. Casaloma Dr., Appleton

fava believes that quality tea
must be available to everyone
throughout the community. to
create the most unique tea experience, for each in-
dividual, fava tea Company offers a remarkable,
memorable experience of loose and sachet teas
with true guest service without the extravagant
costs or pretentiousness. Come explore 300+ fresh,
fun loose leaf teas, experience 9+ daily samples and
our wide selection of organic and fair trade teas.
July sample of the month: summerberry splash
Herbal. fava tea — tea with moxie.

the olive Cellar

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


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.


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.

Find out more information on
advertising your business in the
Nature’s Pathways
Community Partners Directory.

contact: 920.209.2524

100Nature’s Pathways® | July 2013



Valley thermography

1111 N. Lynndale Drive, Suite 202, Appleton

920.380.1365 • chris@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.


Valley transit

801 S. Whitman Ave., Appleton


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.


pura Vida yoga

Crystal M. Hill (Rohde), RyT
2416 W. Nordale Dr., Appleton

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.

10th frame sports Bar ..................................................34
advanced pain management ........................................57
aerial dance pole exercise .............................................73
arbonne / spirit Wings ..................................................49
anytime fitness .............................................................23
appleton Chiropractic .....................................................5
appleton Community midwives ....................................25
Bay area yoga ..............................................................67
Bergstrom toyota/scion ...................................................2
CClark pilates studio .....................................................41
Capital Credit union .....................................................35
Cedar Harbor ................................................................61
ClairalienceCo. ..............................................................72
Comedy Quarter / Gilligan’s ..........................................65
Community Beneft tree ................................................37
Compost Joe’s ...............................................................62
Crystal pathway ............................................................42
Custom Health pharmacy ..............................................33
divine energy Light-Workers ministry ............................20
elevate Hair studio Glam, LLC .......................................28
epiphany Law ...............................................................93
evolveability .................................................................80
fava tea ........................................................................45
Get Connected Counseling, LLC ...................................39
Get your Lean on .........................................................21
Good Vibrations studio .................................................12
Growing time ...............................................................81
Hands to Heart, LLC ......................................................14
Happy Bellies Bake shop ...............................................61
Harmony Cafe ..............................................................17
Haven salon & spa ........................................................43

Healthy Living acupuncture ..........................................39
Healthy Living events ................................................7, 70
Joules of nature ............................................................44
Just act natural ............................................................16
Lake park swim & fitness ..............................................54
Learningrx ....................................................................31
Life uncommon massage ..............................................29
making art of Life .........................................................27
massage envy spa .........................................................54
masterpiece nutrition ...................................................83
mindfulness Center for Wellbeing .................................48
mudd Creek, LLC ..........................................................75
mystical earth Gallery ....................................................31
nakashima, Inc. ..........................................................102
nancy soliven, Wonders of Wellness .............................29
natural Healing solutions ..............................................85
natural Healthy Concepts .............................................15
nell’s Wigs & Boutique ..................................................33
new possibilities Integration ..........................................83
niemuth’s southside market .........................................81
northeast Wisconsin technical College ..........................37
nutritional Healing ........................................................51
olivü 426 ......................................................................56
oneida nation farms ....................................................13
optimal Health network ...............................................77
otto Chiropractic ..........................................................88
outagamie County dept. of solid Waste .......................47
peace & Wellness Center ...............................................62
pura Vida yoga .............................................................26
rainbows in Harmony ...................................................67
ranger services, Inc. .....................................................46

rejuvenessence medispa .............................................103
revolution dojo, LLC .....................................................20
sai ram Indian Cuisine ..................................................39
sangria’s mexican Grill ..................................................71
savoye Hair studio ........................................................23
she. Hair Boutique ........................................................77
shear Chaos salon & spa ..............................................71
soul-full Creative arts, LLC ...........................................44
stone Cellar Brewpub ...................................................41
t.C. dance Club ............................................................79
terry naturally/europharma ...........................................11
the Big Green sustainable music festival ........................9
the natural Boutique ....................................................51
the olive Cellar .............................................................72
the Wild Iris ..................................................................24
thundering Hoof ranch ................................................89
twohig dental.......................................................73, 104
unity of appleton .........................................................89
Valley thermography, LLC .............................................40
Valley transit .................................................................61
Vander Wielen Health & Wellness Center ......................63
Van’s refrigeration ........................................................57
Vemma (nancy dunbar) ................................................78
Victoria’s pet nutrition ...................................................18
Wellness essentials ........................................................79
Wellness Hypno-therapeutics ........................................84
Winnebago Co. department of solid Waste ..................65
Wise Woman Wellness, LLC ............................................3
youthful endeavors .................................................47, 69



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