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10 Is your multiple up to the task?
Look for the best ingredients! What is detoxing all about? Life’s simple seven How to find time for exercise What are you willing to let go of? Hormonal imbalances — not just a woman’s issue

59 Achieve the upper lip look
you’ve always wanted

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Massage and autism

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62 When size matters … 64 Prevent accidental poisoning
of pets and children

67 How to ease a “bad” experience
and change your perspective Let’s start with the thyroid Essential oils — nature’s own bug repellents Get your sexy back! Gluten-free salad dressings What excites you? Coping with chronic pain and disability Highlighting movement in Rolfing® SI The importance of cleansing the colon Healthy in spirit: independence or interdependence?

68 Hormone imbalances —

27 What are chakras? 30 Reading and the truth behind
reading difficulties

32 Why compounded medications? 36 Emily’s carnival 40 The progression of working
with Pilates equipment more eco-conscious

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Our pets and our health

42 “Green” apps can help people be 43 The myth about collagen 44 5 reasons you are not achieving
your (creative) goals

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departments
reflections from the editor healthy pets fit bodies healthy kids healthy finances healthy eating average jane herb blurb community calendar community partners advertiser directory

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 The facts on epidural steroid injections

Natural sunblock

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How to detox

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FOLK FESTIVAL

International Folk Festival & Fair Trade Expo
Aug. 10 • Tri-County Arena, Neenah
A celebration of diversity and culture with an immersion into the wonders of the globe’s finest exotic foods, entertainment, hobbies, animals and fair trade products. A wonderful and educational outing for families with children that uses a unique blend of workshops, activities and entertainment to encourage people to see the world differently. This is your trip around the world without leaving your own backyard!
• African & French Hair Braiding & Fashion • Multicultural Festival • Global Beats Stage • Worldwide Food Samples & an International Cafe for Lunch • Cultural & Educational Information • Foreign Drinks & Beer • International Coffee House • Vegan & Vegetarian • Music & Dancers • Ethnic Restaurants & Gourmet Cuisine • Fair Trade Marketplace • Native Dress & Fashion • Fair Trade Speakers • Fair Trade Coffee & Chocolate • Cooking Ingredients • International Shopping & Handmade Products • Unique Toys & Baby Items • Study Abroad & Exchange Students • Foreign Travel, Trips, Cruises, Safaris & Excursions • International Adoptions • Pirates, Renaissance & Jesters

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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 fitness levels. Offering an extensive selection of merchandise at great prices. Multiple stages will host unique, non-stop competitions and shows.
• Workout Classes • Non-Stop Competitions • Sport Recruitment • Injury Prevention Workshops • Martial Arts Festival • Teen Challenge • Strength Training Summit • Fencing Demonstrations • Track & Field • Amateur Bodybuilding • Military Boot Camp Workouts • Endurance Sports • New & Used Sport Equipment • Military Recruiters • Children’s Action Zone

reflections
from the editor
Jackie Peters
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About two years ago, I received a letter from

my sister informing all five 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 protection 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 efforts 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, “The harmful ultraviolet rays from both the sun and indoor tanning “sunlamps” can cause many other complications besides skin cancer – such as eye problems, a weakened immune system, age spots, wrinkles and leathery skin.” The 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 reflective 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 fitting time to contemplate, acknowledge and appreciate the freedoms we enjoy here in the United States! In health and happiness,

Do you have a comment or question about something you read in Nature's Pathways? Is there a story you'd like to read? How about something you didn't like as much? Whatever your opinion, we want to know! Please email Jackie at jpeters@naturespathways.com or info@naturespathways.com. Thanks for reading!

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Is your multiple up to the task? Look for the best ingredients!
By Terry Lemerond

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here are many multivitamins available. But do they actually work? You’ll find subcategories for age, gender and even specific health concerns. But although they may have a lot of ingredients, you still could wind up without an effective multiple. Knowing what to look for makes all the difference between getting results and simply spending your money needlessly.

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, deficiencies 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 That’s why bioavailable B-vitamins that are easily utilized by the body are so important.
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For example, vitamin B6 is available in many forms, but only one is truly bioavailable — 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. The vitamin B12 you’ll find in most supplements is usually in the cyanocobalamin form, which requires conversion by the liver, so its value can be limited. However, by supplementing with the methylcobalamin B12, it is already in the ultimate 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 deficiency during a baby’s development in the womb makes it more likely that potential birth defects could follow.

Minerals that matter

Without minerals, vitamins can’t work. Unfortunately, our diets are usually mineral deficient, and many common forms found in multiples are difficult 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.
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“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.”
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

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

Get the nutrients you need

Vitamin E’s extended family

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, deficiencies are common — especially in northern climates where we have less chance to synthesize vitamin D after being in the sun. Make sure your multiple supplies 1,000 IU in its daily serving.26-32

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

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. So the next time you’re picking up your daily multiple, look at that label and find the ingredients that truly make a difference — your health deserves it!
Terry Lemerond has over 40 years of experience in the health food industry, both in retail sales and in dietary supplement formulation and manufacturing. He hosts a radio talk show that is archived at www.TerryTalksNutrition.com. The 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 Drive, just off the south GV exit from highway 172. The store is open from 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, and from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Saturday. Call 920.965.1002 or visit www. TerryNaturally.com. References: See page 87.

Botanical ingredients that make a difference

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

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What is detoxing all about?
By Deb Lewis-Hasenberg

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verywhere you turn these days, you hear about detoxification. What is it all about? How and why do we need to do this and what are the benefits of detoxing our bodies? In today’s world, we are exposed to many different types of toxins every day: food additives, household cleaners, medications 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 negative energy affects water. He performed experiments with a dark field microscope exposing water to positive pictures, soothing music, good words and prayers. When exposed to good or positive things, the water formed beautiful snowflake like images when
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frozen. Words like “hate,” “anger” and “I will kill you” produced disfigured 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 detoxifying the body is vital for maintaining or restoring good health.

So how do we eliminate toxins from the body?

There are many ways, but they all may not work for everyone. We are all unique, so we process toxins differently, we hold on to toxins differently and we release toxins differently. To find out what works best for each of us individually, we need to experiment. The following are some ways we can try to rid toxins from our bodies:

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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.”
Whole body vibration (WBV) machines

Another way to eliminate toxins with far infrared rays is to lay on an amethyst biomat. The biomat is a mat you lay on that feels like a heating pad with the additional benefits of reducing stress, burning calories and increasing blood circulation. For more information, see www.therichwaybiomat.com.

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

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. This stimulates the body’s cellular detoxification process more effectively than a traditional sauna and can also help to relieve stress, enhance the immune system and reduce pain. The infrared rays benefit 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.hightechhealth.com for more information.

Using essential oils daily offers the body a natural and nutritional way to cleanse the body and create wellness. The liver, kidneys, lungs, colon and skin are vital organs that are protective filters 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. everythingessential.me. Good Vibrations Studio offers a free trial to experience these detox options.
Deb Lewis-Hasenberg and her sister, Kristin Lewis, are the owners of Good Vibrations Studio, 1211 Rickmeyer Dr. in Fond du Lac. They are dedicated to helping you make the changes you need to restore or enhance whole body wellness. Services are designed to help you detox your body in a pleasant environment and to provide education on healthy alternatives to help you make better choices that empower you to live a healthier, happier life. For more information about services or the one-week FREE trial, call 920.921.1211, email goodvibsstudio@ gmail.com or visit www.goodvibrationsstudio.com.

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Come and enjoy good food, music, and games!

Noon–5:30 pm
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Life’s simple seven
By Ann Marie Koleske

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n 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:

2. Control cholesterol

1. Get active

By exercising as little as 30 minutes a day (or two 15-minute workouts), 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. The benefits clearly outweigh the sacrifice 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!

Cholesterol is a soft, fatty substance found in the bloodstream and cells, so it is natural to have cholesterol in your body. Seventy-five 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 cholesterol number, so stay on top of it!

3. Eat better

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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. Think of recipes the whole family will enjoy so it is not a burden on you to cook healthy. Chicken breasts are lean and fish has omega-3, which is necessary for healthy living.
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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 (hypertension), yet most of them don’t even realize it. The higher the blood pressure, the harder your heart has to work. If any clots form in the arteries, this decreases the blood flow to vital organs, which can lead to additional medical concerns. Blood pressure is manageable; sometimes diet, exercise and stress reduction efforts can help decrease the pressure.

5. Lose weight

Of the Americans over the age of 20, over 145 million are considered 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 flour around all day, then picture that as fat stored in your body. Eliminating this 10 pounds will make you feel healthier and more active.

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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. The pancreas helps the sugar get into our bodies. Sometimes, if the pancreas is not working, the blood sugar is affected. This 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 affect 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. These are simple steps to increase your longevity and improve your overall health and lifestyle. Encourage your friends and family to incorporate the simple seven steps into their lives as well, so you have more precious time together.
Ann Marie Koleske is the owner and instructor/trainer at Hands to Heart, LLC in Appleton. She provides training classes that help individuals prepare for life-saving emergencies. For more information, call 920.209.9911, email annie.handstoheart@yahoo.com or visit www.handstoheartllc.com.
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How to find time for exercise

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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 after 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 afternoon 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 fitness 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 afternoon productivity will benefit from your midday workout.

Get up early

Men and women who workout in the morning often 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. The 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 fitness 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

The days when professionals would finish off 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 after work is a healthier way to relieve stress than having a few drinks, and choosing 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 significantly reducing your risk for potentially deadly diseases. And even the busiest men and women can find time to exercise every day when motivated to do so.
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healthyPETS

Fur the love of dogs
By Michelle Lonergan

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elcome 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. Their 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 off so that new, healthier, vibrant hair can grow. If old, unhealthy hair doesn’t fall off, it can cause dry, itchy skin that could lead to skin infections.

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. The 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.

• 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 replace the dying hair more often. • Supplements for the coat: The best

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“The market is flooded with shampoos and conditioners that contain harsh chemicals that can dry out the skin and cause the coat to shed more often.”
supplement you can give your dog or cat for a healthy coat is fish 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 benefits for inflammation, IBD, immune system and cognitive function. Alternatively, coconut oil can be supplemented for dogs with allergies or stomach sensitivities to fish oil. Coconut oil can also be supplemented for dogs who suffer from pancreatitis and are on a low-fat diet, as coconut oil is processed differently 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 benefit greatly from a professional groom. Certified groomers are trained with every breed and will use the most effective tools and procedures to get the winter coat out all at once, so
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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 handheld 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 ineffective in blowing out the coat. Even short-hair breeds will benefit from a professional groom. The velocity dryer, coupled with the proper grooming tools, will leave most of the shedding hair in the grooming salon and out of your house! Cats can also benefit from a professional groom by someone with experience in handling a cat. This is extremely important for safety and effectiveness.

sure you are using high-quality products. The market is flooded with shampoos and conditioners that contain harsh chemicals that can dry out the skin and cause the coat to shed more often. 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 off more easily. I recommend Furminator shampoo and conditioner. It is a hypoallergenic shampoo free of harsh chemicals and is made of a coconut base. For best results, the products must be left in for ten minutes before rinsing.
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 expertise in healing dogs and cats with a tailored diet, supplements and natural topicals. She works with many holistic vets in the Madison area to manage a health plan through proper nutrition. If you have questions or comments about this article or need advice on tailoring a diet for your pet, please contact Michelle Lonergan at michelle@tabbyandjacks.com.
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What are you willing to let go of?
By Parnee Paras

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ur breathing patterns reflect how we perceive our lives. Can you accept the good in your life? Then 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 flow in like the tide and our exhales recede back into the ocean. Ride the waves of easy breathing by letting go: • Letting judgments slip away. • Calming your mind. • Easing your worries. • Letting go of drama. • 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 flow more easily with our everyday living. We may also observe more,

rather than judging our thoughts or others, accepting, instead of controlling. As babies we lived in the moment, breathing big belly breaths, expressing our basic needs of food, sleep, warmth, love, etc. We did not dwell in the past or the future. We knew how to be. Our breath reminds us how to be; it brings us back to being. If you are willing to have an open mind and would like to learn to open your breathing pattern, I invite you to experience a transformational breathing class.
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Expert answers to your health and wellness questions
Cheat meals, weight belts and eating before a workout
By Karmen Nenahlo

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 define diligent. For those that follow consistent 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 off track if your focus is on attaining or maintaining a healthy weight. Therefore, it may be wise to increase your physical activity for a day or two before and after the meal. This 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. This practice became quite popular in the ‘80s and ‘90s, and now you can find plenty of people that simply won’t lift without them. Don’t be one of them! In actuality, lifting consistently with a weight belt can weaken your lower back
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and abdominal muscles over time, so most of us should be leaving it at home. There are certain instances when a weight belt may be useful however, including maximal lifts for things like squats, dead lifts and overhead presses. But when you move on to exercises like rowing, bench presses and other more standard lifts, take it off 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. This often 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. Therefore, if you only have an hour to fuel yourself, it would probably be best to stick with a liquid carbohydrate/protein shake. Liquids are processed faster than solid foods and will provide the energy you need in a shorter time frame. Keep in mind, we’re not talking about those ice cream-based shakes from
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Hormonal imbalances — not just a woman’s issue
By Randi Mann, WHNP-BC, NCMP

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adies, wake up to the symptoms of andropause and low testosterone in your man, and encourage him to seek help — his very health and life may depend on it! 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, often 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. They often 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 suffer 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. Unfortunately, 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 suffer from low testosterone as a man without diabetes. Symptoms of andropause consist of fatigue, low libido or diminished interest in sex, decreased physical fitness, loss of muscle mass and decreased strength, increased body fat, loss of bone density, lack of competitive drive and erectile dysfunction (including a decrease in

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“Unfortunately for men, changes in their hormone levels can be less obvious than in women. They often go undiagnosed as the symptoms can be similar to other conditions and occur more slowly over time.”
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, irritability, anxiety, and feelings of hitting bottom or being burned out. If men are experiencing symptoms of sexual dysfunction, they probably 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. They usually accept that their tiredness is a part of the aging process. Low testosterone can be easily identified by a blood test, and it can be easily treated. There are several treatment options available such as gels, patches or injections that increase testosterone 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 effects. 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. This 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 suffering 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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healthyKIDS

Cavitycausing bacteria can be transmitted to babies

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any 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 financial 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 pacifiers. 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 pacifier to clean it. A study recently published in Pediatrics, the journal of the American Academy of Pediatrics, about the immunological benefits of adult saliva does not, according to the American Dental Association, provide the full picture that adult saliva may also contain bacteria that causes decay. The ADA notes that licking a pacifier, as promoted in the study, can transfer

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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. Jonathan 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 immunitybuilder as well as the most complete form of nutrition for infants. This is something on which both the ADA and the AAP agree.” The ADA recommends that parents protect the dental health of young children by promoting a  healthy  diet, monitoring their intake of food and drink, brushing their teeth or wiping gums after mealtimes and by having infants finish their bedtime or nap time bottle before going to bed. Children should receive their first dental visit within six months of eruption of the first tooth and no later than 12 months of age. For more information, visit the ADA’s consumer website www.MouthHealthy.org.
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What are chakras?
By Teresa Van Lanen

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t 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 different areas in our bodies. The chakra centers connect us to a higher level of vibration; 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:

7. Crown chakra: Violet or white in color.

them in perspective; intuition.

We use the seventh chakra as a tool to communicate with our spiritual nature.

The seven major chakras

1. Root chakra: Red in color. This 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. This chakra often offers us the opportunity to lessen our “control issues” and find a balance in our lives; achieving emotional balance. 3. Solar plexus chakra: Yellow in color. This is the area that defines our self-esteem. 4. Heart chakra: Pink or green in color. This love center of our human energy system is often the focus in bringing about a healing. 5. Throat chakra: Blue in color. The healthfulness of the fifth chakra is in relation to how honestly one expresses himself/herself. 6. Brow (third-eye) chakra: Indigo in color. It is our avenue to wisdom — learning from our experiences and putting
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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. There are many practices that can be used to rebalance 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®. Through meditative focus, you can find 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 specific assistance from these guides and energies. Some animal guides will continue to show up in various ways until they are acknowledged. This happens when we have images or actual animals that reoccur in our environment over a period of time. For example, I remember having several sightings of bald eagles: dreams of eagles, mailings with eagles on them and seeing three bald eagles on a road trip. These 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. The 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 practice to help with your balanced energy.
Teresa Van Lanen is a life coach, SoulCollage® facilitator, reiki practitioner and occupational therapist with over 30 years of experience. She works with individuals and groups to release blocks and increase levels of joy and happiness. Visit Teresa on Facebook or her website, www.makingartoflife.com.

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Massage and autism
By Kara Phernetton, LMT, CPMT

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unning 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 different 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 selfinjurious. 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. This may be due to the different pressure used, and because massage patterns can be more predictable versus outside stimuli that they are unable to filter out. When children aren’t able to filter out stimuli and focus, any outside forces (including touch) may trigger the “fight or flight response.” When this happens, the stress hormone cortisol floods 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).

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“Research has shown that children who receive regular massage are more accepting of sensory stimulation (touch) that they may otherwise avoid.”
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 well-being.1 Typically developing individuals crave touch because they have experienced high oxytocin levels. This isn’t the case for individuals with autism, since oxytocin is always low. Massage naturally increases oxytocin, allowing for significant social and emotional evaluation. This 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 attachments to parents, family and caregivers, but have a difficult time evaluating its significance.   It’s also important to point out that 56-83 percent of children with autism spectrum disorders have trouble sleeping.1 Many

times children will have a hard time falling asleep, accompanied by trouble staying asleep. They may throw tantrums or experience hyperactivity when it comes to bedtime. Through different studies, massage therapy has been proven to improve general sleeping patterns, including deeper sleep and longer sleep duration. Regular massage increases the hormone and neurotransmitter dopamine, which aids in many different nervous system functions, 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 different needs. Make sure to seek out a massage therapist who has undergone training specifically 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 beneficial not only in childhood, but for their entire life.
Kara Phernetton, LMT, CPMT, is a nationally certified and licensed massage therapist, as well as a certified 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 offering holistic healing and relaxation to all her clients, especially those with physical, emotional and developmental differences. She incorporates sound healing in her therapy treatments and uses a variety of different modalities to fit 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 Therapy for Liddle Kidz with Autism.” Pg 23-24. 2010.

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Reading and the truth behind reading difficulties
By Dr. Jody Jedlicka

More common than you’d think

For many children, even very bright ones, learning to read does not come easily. Difficulty learning to read is called dyslexia, a Greek word that conjures mystery but really means poor reading. It affects 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 identifiable and treatable. The brain is incredibly responsive to targeted intervention. The brains of poor readers can be trained or rewired to respond like those of their easyreading 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.

Significant 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.
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By the end of first grade, they should recognize: • The 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 fluency and comprehension. By the end of second grade, they should be able to: • Recall facts and details. • Use phonics to sound out words, including multisyllable 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 themselves. • Hesitates to say or read out loud words that may be mispronounced. • Has a history of reading or spelling difficulties. • Lack of fluency in reading. • Embarrassment or not wanting to read out loud. • Spending inordinate amounts of time doing homework. • A dislike of reading. • Showing a preference for books that have fewer words per page. • Persistent spelling difficulties or using easyto-spell alternative words when writing. • Substitution of words when reading.
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Why compounded medications?
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ompounding medications is a lost art that is making a comeback. A compounded medication is made by the pharmacist from raw ingredients; pharmacists can compound capsules, solutions, suspensions, lollipops, suppositories, rapid-dissolve tablets and many other dosage forms. Your doctor might order a compounded medication for many reasons. If you are allergic to an ingredient such as lactose, gluten or gelatin, a pharmacist can often make an alternative to eliminate these ingredients. If you have trouble swallowing a capsule, it might be able to be made into a liquid. Many times there are medications that are no longer available, and a pharmacist may be able to make a discontinued medication. Pharmacists are able to treat a variety of conditions using compounded medications and here are some examples: Do you have toenail fungus? If you do, you know how ugly your nails look. If you’ve ever been treated for this, you most likely have taken oral medications for over six months and have had to go back to the doctor so he or she could do special tests to make sure your liver isn’t being affected by the medication. By treating this topically in a special solution, you are able to avoid all the testing and treatment is often only 60 to 90 days. Do you snore? The compounding pharmacist can make a special solution that contains MSM and dispense it in a container that allows you to spray the back of your throat. You may know MSM as joint sulfur, and you may use this if you have arthritis. With this special solution sprayed in the back of the throat, your snoring may go away after a couple days of use. Unfortunately, you need to keep using it to be effective, but if you consider the cost of not getting a good night’s sleep, it is a small price to pay. Do you have a lipoma? A lipoma is a mass of fat tissue that you can feel just under the skin. Many feel that one of the causes is
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hypothyroidism. The compounding pharmacist can make a transdermal cream of a thyroid medication called liothyronine, also known at T3. It is applied directly to the lipoma once a day and can help to shrink it. Have you ever gone on a trip and had to wear a patch behind your ear because you get nauseous when flying? Did you know that those patches are good for three days? It seems like a waste to wear a patch that is good for three days for a flight that only lasts a couple of hours. Instead, the compounding pharmacist can make a cream that delivers the same medication. You apply the cream about four hours before the flight and right before the flight, and if the flight is long, every four hours during the flight. As you can see, compounding pharmacists provide many unique ways to treat patients that are just not available any other way!
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f you own a home, chances are that you’ve tackled at least one, or possibly more, “do-it-yourself ” projects to date. Or maybe you’ve opted to hire someone to do home repairs or updates for you. Because bigger projects can be expensive, many homeowners choose to finance major home improvements with a home equity loan or home equity line of credit. Simply stated, home equity is the difference between the amount of money your home is worth and how much you owe on your home loan. For instance, if your home is valued at $200,000 and you still owe $100,000 on your mortgage, you would have $100,000 in equity. Both home equity

loans and lines of credit are secured by your home. Thus, a good rule of thumb is to limit home equity borrowing to paying for home improvements or a vehicle purchase, which either add to your home’s value or retain a measure of value.

between 80 and 85 percent of equity, but also depends on your credit history, your income and the current market value of your home.

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A home equity loan is a fixed amount of money borrowed based on the equity in your home. The interest rate is fixed and locked in when you take out the loan, and payments are usually made regularly each month (or more frequently) until the loan amount is paid in full. The amount of money you can actually borrow is generally

A home equity line of credit is a revolving line of credit. Minimum withdrawal amounts may apply, but you can usually borrow up to your approved credit limit, in-person, by phone or online transfer, by check or, if offered, with a HELOC credit card. Since you only make payments on the amount you borrow, home equity lines are especially popular for ongoing

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“Try to limit home equity borrowing to home improvements or other tangible purchases, such as a vehicle that retains value.”
projects. A minimum monthly payment is usually required on HELOCs, and if there is a balance left at the end of the monthly billing cycle, the entire balance left on your loan is subject to interest fees. Most HELOCs have variable interest rates, which may go up or down depending on the index your lender uses, such as the prime rate. Be sure to verify which index your lender uses, ask how often it can change and also check on the lifetime cap — the limit on interest rate changes throughout the life of your loan contract. It’s a good idea to shop around for a HELOC, but when making comparisons, always read the fine print to determine what type of rate is offered: fixed, variable or an introductory rate that may go up after a certain amount of time.

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Check with your credit union or bank to see if they offer auto payment for loans, where your loan payment is automatically withdrawn from your checking or savings account. Bi-weekly or weekly loan payments are also available at many financial institutions and can save you money by paying on the loan principal more often. Confirm that your payment is made directly on the balance though, as some financials simply hold your payment until the end of the month rather than making “true” bi-weekly or weekly payments.

• Only borrow what you need. • Shop around to get the best rates, but only use a trusted, reliable lender. • Try to limit home equity borrowing to home improvements or other tangible purchases, such as a vehicle that retains value. • Remember that the amount you borrow with a home equity loan or line of credit is secured by your home. If you don’t pay your debt, your home could be at risk.

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Emily’s carnival
By Kathi Bloy

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f 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 ABOVE: Emily with her mother, Brooke. RIGHT: Emily with her father, Bob. family, indulged in a Finding Nemo theme BELOW: Emily with big sister, Isabel. cake donated by Icing Smiles, a nonprofit that provides custom cakes to families impacted received the diagnosis every parent fears. Emily by a child’s critical illness. began a cycle of intense chemo treatments that “Home,” when she’s able to be there for breaks mean three to four weeks in the hospital, followed in her chemotherapy regimen, is the Ronald by breaks of a few days. McDonald House across the street from the The disease took over the family’s life. “I had to hospital. Brooke and Bob, Emily’s parents, moved leave a position I loved,” Brooke says, “coordinatthere right after Emily was admitted to Children’s ing services for a group home.” She said Bob took a Hospital, suffering from acute myeloid leukemia long medical leave and hopes his job will be avail(AML) an aggressive form of blood cancer. The able when he is able to return. disease causes the rapid growth of abnormal white Emily’s six-year-old sister, Izabel, made the blood cells that accumulate in the bone marrow difficult choice to leave her school friends and and interfere with the production of normal blood move with her parents to Ronald McDonald cells. House, where they could continue to be a family. What the disease did to Emily first was cause She was welcomed without charge at St. Jude the small blemishes on her face, which Brooke said Apostle Catholic School, where she has a whole they assumed were “baby acne.” When the spots got worse and new group of friends. But Izzy hasn’t forgotten those she left wouldn’t go away, the couple insisted on tests that resulted in their behind. “We bring her home every week or two,” Brooke said, “to doctor telling them to “run” to Children’s Hospital. There they see other family members and friends. We strive for normality. If it
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weren’t for Ronald McDonald House, we wouldn’t have our family 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. They 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 final discharge in midJuly, Brooke said, “One thing Emily wants everyone to remember is that life is just too short. Always remember to keep smiling.” Community Benefit Tree, Inc. assisted with Emily’s Carnival Celebration of Support at Pierce Park in Appleton June 2. Readers can still send Emily a card or make a donation online at the Community Benefit Tree website: www.communitybenefittree. org. Click on “Celebrations” and then “Emily Preisler.” Checks can also be made payable and mailed to: Community Benefit Tree, 2204 Crooks Ave., Suite C, Kaukauna, WI 54130 — Attn: Emily’s Carnival Celebration. All donations made through Community Benefit Tree are tax deductible.
Community Benefit Tree, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, celebrates people’s lives and supports them during medical crises. They help families, friends and co-workers plan Celebration of Support events for their loved ones and provide education, support, resources and financial assistance for families struggling with medical crises. CBT has assisted with more than 450 Celebration of Support events in the last eight years. For more information, visit  www.communitybenefittree.org or contact CBT staff at 920.422.1919. Kathi Bloy is a freelance writer from Appleton, Wis.

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Our pets and our health
By Jeff Ryan, LPCIT, CSAC

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n an article released in the New York Times on May 9th 2013, the American Heart Association declares that “Owning a dog may protect you from heart disease.” The 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 statement.” Further scientific 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 fired 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 recognized the significance of our bonds to our parents or caregivers, 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. This primary bond or attachment influences our patterns of connection with important people in our lives. Our attachment style can determine how we perceive and interact with the world. The more secure our attachment, the more the world is seen and felt as safe.
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The more insecure our attachment style, the more we perceive and feel our world as unsafe. Our attachment style also influences 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 to help us grow into the world, while as adults they can continue to offer us connection by keeping us from getting too isolated. In therapy, pets can play an essential role in helping people heal wounds and improve connections to the world. At Get Connected Counseling, we believe that our relationships are essential to who we are and how we live and cope with the world. Beyond human relationships, our connection to dogs, cats, horses and the vast natural world around us are crucial to helping us cope with a world that can feel increasingly isolating. Interested in finding out more about your attachment style? Take this free survey: http://www.web-research-design.net/ cgi-bin/crq/crq.pl.
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ilates methodology consists of over five hundred exercises on several pieces of equipment. Joseph Pilates continued to create new exercises throughout his lifetime and even creatively invented new pieces of apparatus according to the individual 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

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5 reasons you are not achieving your (creative) goals
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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. There are five 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 often not start at all, not taking into account the time and practice it takes to learn a skill.

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“ 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.”
3. Overwhelm: Overwhelm can be paralyzing because you have

too many things happening or running through your head. The habit tends to be not doing anything on any of your projects. 4. Resistance: When a project isn’t fun or gets difficult, 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 unfinished projects and a lack of fulfillment. Or, you can consider trying Kaizen Creativity Coaching. The philosophy of Kaizen Creativity Coaching incorporates the use of play, compassion and gentleness into the creative process. These concepts are believed to be making shifts to the possibility of life-long changes that support your creativity. The origins of obstacles to creative progress are identified and approaches are designed to best accommodate your needs. In each session, you get an experience not a list of instructions. According to creativity author and Kaizen-Muse Creativity Coaching founder Jill Badonsky, “This design is based on scientific 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-confidence, perceived lack of time, difficulty focusing and well-established habits that do not serve us.” When you learn and utilize the Kaizen Creativity Coaching tools, you find 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 offers Kaizen Creativity Coaching and workshops on intuitive painting and mandalas. These meditative processes nurture your creativity and foster self exploration. We are all creative beings and no experience is necessary to take this life-affirming journey. For more information, visit her website at www.soul-fullcreativearts.com. You can also find her on Facebook at www.facebook.com/SoulfullCreativeArts.

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Protect your trees during construction
By Gary Coroneos

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re you planning to build or remodel your home? Before you start, consider the impact of construction 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. This 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. There are many ways trees are injured or killed due to construction damage. The

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. The worst damage, however, often remains hidden underground. Roots are a vital part of any tree. They are responsible for nutrient and water uptake, energy storage and anchoring. Because of all this, roots need to be protected. Typically ninety to ninety-five 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. The 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. The amount of damage a tree can suffer 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 five 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 construction compacts the soil. This 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 off the root systems – especially when soil is wet. Piling soil over the root system or increasing the grade smothers roots. Ninety percent of the fine 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. This 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 original 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 difference in whether a critical tree will survive. The 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! The 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 traffic, storage of materials, 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 efforts 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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Emotional intelligence: What it is and why it matters
By Judy Rogers, LCSW

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o you know your EQ? We usually associate intelligence with logic, math and science. However, according to psychologists 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 understanding the emotions and behaviors of others. He states that the most effective leaders and the happiest people score high in EQ. There are three fundamental aspects to emotional intelligence: self-awareness, self-regulation and compassion. In this article, I will give a short definition of each and describe EQ-enhancing tools you can apply to your daily life.

“The 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.”
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). The 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

Self-awareness: Self-awareness is learning how to pay attention 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

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Self-regulation: Self-regulation is learning how to respond to emotions better. The 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 overreaction to feelings. There are many different mindfulness strategies 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 avoiding them when possible. Compassion: When we can understand our own emotions, it becomes much easier to understand the emotions of others. The Dalai Lama specifically defines compassion as having three components: 1. A cognitive component: “I understand you.” 2. An affective component: “I feel for you.” 3. A motivational component: “I want to help you.”

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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. There are two mindfulness practices used for building compassion: 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 effectively. Maybe that’s why Google engineer Chade Meng Tan designed a mindfulness program that is grounded in science for the enhancement of emotional intelligence. This program is used at Google and other large cutting-edge companies around the world that wish to improve their bottom line by supporting 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. Their purpose was to find 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.
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How to eat organic on a budget
By Kim Neher, MS

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hink organic eating is too expensive? You’re not alone. The 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 often 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. That’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 afford 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 coffee shops). Buy organic coffee and tea because they are some of the highestsprayed crops. • Try eating out only once or twice per week at organic restaurants, because eating organic at home is significantly less expensive.
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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 first, 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. • Chocolate. • Dried herbs and spices — non-organic spices are irradiated and have inferior quality. • High-risk GMO crops — corn, soybeans, zucchini, yellow squash, canola, sugar beets, papaya, cottonseed oil.
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assage and facial sessions are no longer just relaxing indulgences for the affluent in our society. With increasing awareness of the health and wellness benefits both of these services provide, interest is peaking among people of all income levels and work schedules. Jeff and Tami Bosco have evened the playing field for Appleton and Green Bay area residents with the opening of Massage Envy Spas in both locations. This extremely successful Arizona-based franchise has nearly 800 locations in 45 states and is the largest massage therapy franchise system in the industry. The Boscos opened their 3,200-square-foot spa in Appleton last December and unveiled the 5,200-square-foot Green Bay location this past May. “With the convenience and affordability we offer, we’ve been able to knock down many barriers that have kept people from enjoying the benefits of massage and facial sessions. We’ve made it possible for most people to make these services a part of their ongoing wellness plan,” shares Tami. And the response has been overwhelming. In the first six months of operation, the Appleton location already has 500 members. “We are so happy to be impacting these communities in such a positive way, both from a service standpoint and as an employer,”

adds Bosco, who already employs 40 and expects to double that in a year. All of Massage Envy’s massage therapists are state licensed providers and the skin care specialists are licensed estheticians. Hannah Janus, district manager, points to the professionalism of the staff and their dedication to customizing each guest’s service to their unique, individual needs and promoting healthy lifestyles. “We offer more than just the joy of relaxation. We encourage a healthy lifestyle, which we believe revolves around restoring balance and well-being to even the busiest of lives,” Hannah explains. The affordability and convenience that Massage Envy offers really does make it possible for everyone to include massage and facial sessions in their wellness routines. First-time guests can enjoy an introductory 1-hour massage session for only $39 or an introductory 1-hour facial session for as little as $49. Memberships are also available for those interested in monthly massages, facials and member discounts. Massage Envy makes it affordable for guests to treat themselves to ongoing relief and take advantage of the cumulative effects. Best of all, they are open 88 hours a week, making it possible to accommodate even the most busy of schedules. Both Massage Envy locations are open seven days a week — as late as 10 p.m. Monday through Friday. Same-day appointments are available.

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Massage Envy offers a number of therapeutic massage and therapy modalities, including: • Trigger Point Therapy • Swedish Massage • Deep Tissue Massage • Sports Massage • Reflexology • Cranial Sacral Therapy • Prenatal Massage • Geriatric Massage Enhanced therapies such as aromatherapy, sugar foot scrub therapy and deep muscle therapy are also available.

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Massage Envy’s Murad® Healthy Skin facials are the ultimate in luxury. They are proud to feature groundbreaking Murad skincare products, which are specially formulated for their facial treatments. The Murad skincare line is based on The Science of Cellular Water®, which concludes that cells lose the ability to retain water as we age. Murad facial products are designed to repair cell membranes, while attracting water and nutrients to the cells. To experience this unmatched approach, choose from four specialized Massage Envy facials: • Environmental Shield® Vitamin C: heals and prevents skin damage caused by exposure to sun, smog and stress. • Clarifying Enzyme Acne: rapidly reduces blemishes and breakouts in teens and adults with problem skin. • Anti-Aging: helps reverse the visible signs of aging on both the surface and cellular levels. • Sensitive Skin: soothes and hydrates sensitive skin while strengthening its barrier function.

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The benefits of massage therapy are becoming more publicized, and rightly so. Including massage in your wellness routine can help improve your overall health, both physical and emotional. According to the American Massage Therapy Association, “A growing body of research confirms the efficacy of massage for a variety of illnesses and ailments. Massage has been shown to reduce blood pressure and heart rate; increase cytotoxic capacity; increase lymph flow and reduce edema; relieve and reduce certain types of back pain; and reduce anxiety and relieve stress.” Hannah agrees, also pointing out that regular massage encourages relaxation, improves posture, relaxes muscles, improves flexibility and range of motion, promotes deeper and easier breathing, relieves headaches, improves circulation, enhances post-operative rehabilitation and improves rehabilitation after injury. All great reasons to book a massage at Massage Envy today!

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Facials help you not only feel healthier, but also look healthier. In her article, “Facials 101,” Sarah Siddons discusses how the body’s natural processes can dull facial skin. “Your skin constantly sloughs off dead cells. These cells can clog pores and give the skin an aged look. Daily exposure to the sun and other elements also take a toll on the skin.” Facials have been shown to help with many of these common skin problems. Some of the specific benefits facials can provide include: moisturizing the skin, reversing visible signs of aging, improving skin tone and texture, alleviating redness and sensitivity, and reducing fine lines, wrinkles, blemishes and breakouts. Why not get a physical and psychological boost for yourself today by scheduling a facial at Massage Envy!

“I would like to say thank you to Massage Envy for the great service upon arrival and through the service rendered for each appointment. The staff out front is fantastic. Mandy and Mariah, my massage therapists, are very knowledgeable about how the body works, which is great as to the condition of my body and why I get massages. After seeing how much better I felt after a session, my wife made an appointment. She is now going every two weeks for the relaxation benefit of massage. I have also had a facial treatment that was very relaxing and beneficial for the condition of my skin. Thanks, Massage Envy!” –Bob and Sue Mand

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The facts on epidural steroid injections
By Dr. Nilesh Patel

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ational 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 certified physicians and leading researchers consider a safe, effective and important treatment for patients with chronic back pain. While some of Dr. Oz’s concerns were valid, many were overdramatized 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 effective treatment approach when performed by a board certified, 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. This is especially important given the increasing addiction rates to opioid pain killers and overdose deaths associated with such medications. For many patients with conditions like sciatica or radiculopathy, an ESI is often the only treatment option  that lets them resume normal activities.  Without an ESI, these patients would be left with a life of pain and immobility. Some of the benefits of epidural steroid injections include: 1. Steroids injected into the epidural space help reduce inflammation of the nerves and nerve roots, reducing the painful signals individuals may feel. 2. This minimally invasive procedure can provide lasting pain relief in a short visit to your physician’s office.
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3. The 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 specific pain areas. Epidural steroid injections can be particularly beneficial to specific individuals and medical diagnoses. Individuals with lumbar stenosis, or who have trouble walking, standing or sitting for long periods of time, find excellent pain relief and improved function with ESI treatments. Additionally, patients with disc herniation and sciatica often find dramatic improvement in radicular pain (pain that radiates into the legs), and these individuals can often reduce the need for more invasive treatment options. This topic deserves a more balanced dialogue than The 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 information on epidural steroid injections and the benefits they may provide, talk to your primary care physician or pain management physician.
Nilesh Patel, M.D., works for Advanced Pain Management in Green Bay. He is board certified in both pain management and anesthesiology. 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.
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Natural sunblock is better for you!
By Caitlin Brotz

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he 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. Artificial sunscreens soak into the skin, which is why we put them on 20 minutes before heading outside. They neutralize the sun’s harmful rays in the upper layer of your skin.

“The nice thing about zinc oxide and titanium dioxide is that they filter out both UVA and UVB rays. Because they are oil-based minerals, they also have natural water-resistance properties.“
Natural sunscreens actually have the chemical products beat in terms of recommendations from dermatologists. This 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. The nice thing about zinc oxide and titanium dioxide is that they filter 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. There you have it. You are now a sunscreen/sunblock expert! Go out and enjoy that vitamin D. 
Caitlin Brotz is owner of Olivü 426, located at 511 N. 8th St., in downtown Sheboygan or online at Olivu426.com. Devoted to improving the well-being of customers and the world around us every day, Olivü 426 believes in creating natural personal care products that are truly healing, nonharmful and affordable for everyday use. For more information about Olivü 426 or to learn more about the benefits of all-natural personal care, contact Caitlin at Caitlin@Olivu426.com or 920.783.0809.
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By Rebecca Brown

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

Directions: 1. Mix all ingredients in a blender. 2. Once combined, pour mixture into popsicle molds. 3. Freeze for six hours.

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Rebecca Brown owns Happy Bellies Bake Shop, an all-natural, gluten-free (and mostly dairy-free) bake shop in the Fox Valley, where they specialize in allergy friendly and more nutritious options. You can also find egg-free, soy-free and refined sugar-free alternatives on their menu. For more information, visit www.happybelliesbakeshop.com, call 920.851.7771 or find them on Facebook at www.facebook/happybellies.
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Achieve the upper lip look you’ve always wanted
By Dr. Nolan Hetz
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 unfulfilled expectations and problems with lip creams purchased in stores, at cosmetic home parties and off 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 experienced some of the pitfalls with over-thecounter lip-plumping creams. Some of these creams can work to a degree (with shortlived 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.  The 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. These 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 artificial permanent implants made of silicone or synthetic Gore-Tex.
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These two natural substances include manufactured bioidentical skin fillers and one’s own fat cells mixed with their blood plasma. There are manufactured bioidentical skin fillers made of the skin’s natural moisturizing fluid, called hyaluronic acid, that have the trade names Restylane® and Juvéderm®. These commercially available fillers have a limited life of lip enhancement, ranging from 6 to 12 months, after which they have to be re-injected. These fillers can be injected directly into the belly of the lips at the horizontal “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. This 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 vermillion line, filled. This more limited injection technique involves the use of a smaller volume skin filler syringe and is thus a couple hundred dollars less expensive per treatment. These results are a little more like a Jennifer Aniston-like prominent, but not fuller, look. In some properly selected individuals, the upper lip can be enhanced, and the upper vertical lip wrinkles simultaneously reduced, with a deep ablative and/or fractionated erbium laser or carbon dioxide laser treatment. The 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 superficial dermal layer, causing the stimulation of collagen re-growth. These modern laser energy technologies can almost erase most upper lip wrinkles while

simultaneously heating up the deeper skin dermal layers, causing the gradual turningup of the top portion of the upper lip region over a 2-6 month post-op period of time.  The 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 effective 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-producing 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-lasting volume correction than the injection of just a pure fat cell solution. There 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 available and cost effective enough to justify its use in most cosmetic and therapeutic cases.
Dr. Nolan Hetz is a  certified  aesthetic  consultant,  a  board  certified  surgeon  and the medical director of Youthful Endeavors, with offices 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.
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Jane learns to connect with animals in a unique way

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ave 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 find 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 shamanism, 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 after 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. They taught us how to be aware of what we are feeling and not disregard thoughts that come into our minds after 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 floating above. I personally felt and saw an elephant standing near and learned what that meant after opening one of Dr. Farmer’s books on animal spirit guides. Their
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symbology totally made sense with my current life events. This 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 often. For example, I was doing the dishes one day in the afternoon and a bat flew up and grabbed onto the window screen right in front of me, and just sat there for about ten minutes! This 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. Thank 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-profit organization that took in over 5,000 orphaned and/or injured animals last year alone. Those 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 affect those animals in a positive 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, and she has helped me in significant ways.

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When size matters …
By Sarah Everson

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n the world of composting, size does matter.  The size of a compost pile is very important; just as important, the size of the particles that make up the compost. Once a compost system is set in place in a household, the size of organic waste going to the curb each week will also be reduced. Sometimes even the size of the monthly bill from the pick-up service will be reduced. Small efforts can make a huge difference. 

Why is the size of a compost pile so important?  It dictates how much maintenance will be needed with the pile, along with how long it will be until the pile is considered “mature” or done. Smaller piles don’t have enough mass to create high

temperatures; therefore, it takes six months to one year before the pile is complete.  A larger pile, around 3' x 3' x 3' can be finished in as little as four months with the proper maintenance.  Maintenance refers to the monitoring of temperature, turning the

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“ Controlling the size of the particles, along with the size of the pile, can drastically speed up the normally slow composting process.”
pile weekly and making sure it has 40-60 percent moisture. Regardless of the beginning size of the pile, the finished product will be one-third of the size of the beginning pile.  Most people know that composting happens naturally. The forest floor 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.  After 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 floor?  A fallen tree. This 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.  The 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 effort and size control, a compost pile can be easy, more efficient and, most of all, fun! 
Sarah Everson is the business manager for Compost Joe’s Premium Soils and Organics, a private composting facility located between Fond du Lac and Oshkosh. Sarah also offers seminars and private classes on composting. For more information, visit  www. CompostJoes.com or call her at 920.921.6223. Resources:  http://www.cmg.colostate.edu/gardennotes/246.html; http://crazyaboutcompost. com/2013/05/04/post-1; and http://dnr.wi.gov.

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Prevent accidental poisoning of pets and children
Properly use, store and dispose of household hazardous material
By Jennifer Semrau

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azardous materials are found in many homes: in kitchens, baths, garages and basements. People often don’t realize that items commonly used to clean and maintain their homes, yards and vehicles can contain toxic ingredients. When used properly, these items can be beneficial. 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, FLAMMABLE, COMBUSTIBLE or CORROSIVE. Examples of items found in the home/garage include pesticides or weed killers, household cleaners, pool chemicals, automotive fluids, 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 often 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, fluid in the lungs and even death. Additionally, be sure to avoid accidental hazardous material
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exposure to children and pets. Never leave these materials unattended 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 packaging and store in a locked cabinet or shed. Never keep cleaners or other hazardous materials in unmarked containers. If it is necessary to put material into a different container (a spray bottle, for instance), clearly identify the material by name and manufacturer, 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 secondary container, this information will help poison control or medical workers provide the proper care. When disposing of unwanted or expired household hazardous material, do not place in the regular trash. This can create potentially harmful conditions for collection workers. In May, a HAZMAT team was called to the San Diego Landfill 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 landfill. Doing so exposes landfill workers to hazardous materials and creates the potential for environmental contamination.
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“For proper disposal, contact your local solid waste, health department or municipal office for upcoming Clean Sweep or household hazardous material collection days.”
For proper disposal, contact your local solid waste, health department or municipal office for upcoming Clean Sweep or household hazardous material collection days. Most of these programs collect material for little or no charge, and will dispose of household hazardous materials in an environmentally safe manner. Empty containers that previously held hazardous material may be disposed of in the regular trash.
Jennifer Semrau is the recycling specialist for Winnebago County Solid Waste in Oshkosh, overseeing the county’s recycling, hazardous material, container rental and sales/marketing programs. She is also the former president of the Associated Recyclers of Wisconsin and recipient of the 2013 Christy Dixon Recycler of the Year Award. For more information, visit www.co.winnebago.wi.us/solid-waste or call 920.232.1850. Sources: 1. Waste and Recycling News, May 28, 2013. 2. http://bernews.com/2013/04/garbage-collection-worker-exposed-to-acid.

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Biergarten Salad

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ith 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 off the regular food truck with stuff from who knows where. I definitely 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 offerings. 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 selections, 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 off with a Stone Arch handcrafted beer, which is brewed right in the building. I was delighted to hear that I can find Stone Arch beer at local stores and that it will be featured at the upcoming Mile of Music
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Scotch Egg

Navarino Farm’s Elk Pastrami Wrap

in downtown Appleton on August 8th-11th (put on by Appleton local Cory Chisel). Because it was lunch, I wanted to try something 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 Navarino Farm’s Elk Pastrami Wrap. This was not something he would normally order; however, decided to give it a try after it was recommended by our server. He was delighted with the salty and fresh flavors 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 after quickly polishing off the meal. The housemade 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 offers a full menu, from appetizers and lighter, healthy options, to burgers and homemade pizzas. The scotch egg is a definite must-try and a great Scottish treat! Although it was raining the day we dined, the outdoor beer garden is delightful 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. There is also an event room — sure to please you and your guests — for birthday parties, corporate meetings, rehearsal dinners, holiday parties or just to have a great time with friends. Stone Cellar will certainly remain a popular option for me when dining with friends and family. I’m already looking forward to my next chance to peruse their out-of-this-world organic salad and soup bar!

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How to ease a “bad” experience and change your perspective
By Dr. Ann Khanna

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ave you noticed that the same situation can be interpreted differently 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. These different 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: There 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. Again the neighbors came to wish him condolences and tell him how
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Hormone 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

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hat happens if you are feeling stressed out, run down, exhausted and your doctor says that your thyroid function is fine 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! There is another laboratory test that can be run to make sure that your thyroid is truly working up to its optimal level. This month I will discuss an addition lab test, called Reverse T3, which can give valuable information. The 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.  There’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
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competes with T3. When this happens, the T3 is less effective and you feel worse: lowered body temperature, fatigue, anxiety, weight gain, hair loss, possible diagnosis of fibromyalgia and more. Our bodies make more RT3 when we are under chronic stress. Two common reasons for high RT3 include inappropriate production of the stress hormone cortisol and low iron levels. Low vitamin B12, chronic inflammation and other health issues can cause it too. When faced with stressors such as the flu, extreme cold, a car accident, following a calorie-restricted diet or hospitalization, your metabolism may slow down by producing more RT3. When this happens, you may become thyroid resistant 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. The 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 often 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
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“Two common reasons for high RT3 include inappropriate production of the stress hormone cortisol and low iron levels.”
T3. For healthy amounts of RT3, your ratio result should be 20 or larger. If lower, you may have a problem.

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very unlucky he was. The farmer shook his head and said, “Good luck, bad luck, who knows?” 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: • They didn’t get the job they originally applied for, but got hired at their dream location shortly thereafter. • Their first spouse cheated, ending the marriage in divorce, but now they have a phenomenal relationship with a new partner. • 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. • The list can go on and on …

Three strategies to help lower RT3:

1. Change your lifestyle — improve your

accept while you are going through the experience, but once life works itself out, you may well find yourself stating those exact words. Sometimes, no matter how you stretch, finding the “good” in the situation may appear illusive. On those rare occasions, it’s helpful to take a much higher perspective and remember that we are spiritual beings having a temporary human experience, trusting that at some point you will understand how that experience provided tremendous growth for your soul. It only takes a small change in perspective to change your perception of the situation. Remember, what you resist persists, so by remaining neutral, you reduce the resistance which allows life to flow, and enables you to move through the experience with ease and grace.
Dr. Ann Khanna left traditional medicine in 1993, and since then has studied and practiced holistic methods of achieving health and wellness. She owns Rainbows In Harmony, and her passion is to empower others to take control of their lives on all levels – physical, mental, emotional and spiritual. She offers private sessions, including holistic life coaching, uses a variety of energetic healing techniques (including Reiki, Matrix Energetics, Qigong, EFT, Theta Healing and others), teaches classes and workshops, and hosts an international radio talk show. For more information, please visit www.RainbowsInHarmony.com  or call 920.757.9693.

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. This 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 experienced a large number of women who are suffering from symptoms of low thyroid output, even though they tested within the normal thyroid ranges in standard laboratory tests. If you are feeling hypothyroidism symptoms, schedule an appointment to be evaluated today.
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 Vitality Program and is accepting both male and female patients. Call 920.339.5252 or visit www.wisewomanwellness.com for details. Reference: www.stopthethyroidmadness.com.
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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

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Essential oils — nature’s own bug repellents
By Dani Mortenson, LMT

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containing DEET to ward off mosquitoes and other pests. At present, DEET is used in more than 230 products, with concentrations up to 100 percent.” “However, DEET should be used with caution due to its possible damaging effects on brain cells. Studies have shown that DEET causes brain cell death and Sept. 21 behavioral changes in rats after frequent and prolonged use. This exposure causes Sunnyview Expo Center, Oshkosh neurons to die in regions of the brain An interactive, entertainment-based that control muscle movement, learning, expo the likes of which Wisconsin and concentration. Rats treated Don't miss your opportunity to be part memory of the largest has never seen before. display andFeaturing sale of Sport, Fitness, Hobby & Recreation with an average human dose of DEET Products & Services in Wisconsin. hundreds of booths with the latest in (40 mg/kg body weight) performed far sports equipment, apparel, footwear, Dedicated to the promotion of active lifestyles! worse when challenged with physical tasks accessories, nutrition and adventures muscle control, strength and Whatever sport may be, whether requiring it's on land, air or designed to appeal to your all ages and sea, we've got you covered! Check out the latest in sports, coordination. These findings are consistent fitness levels.fitness Offering an extensive & active recreation including equipment, apparel, with reported human symptoms following fitness, exercise, technology and athlete nutrition. selection of merchandise at great DEET’s use by the military in the Persian prices. Lifestyle Multiple stages Active Expowill host unique, Gulf War. With heavy exposure to DEET non-stop competitions and shows. and other insecticides, humans may expeDon't miss your opportunity to be part of the largest display and sale of Sport, Fitness, Hobby & Recreation Vendor Registration Open Now Products & Services in Wisconsin. rience memory loss, headache, weakness, Vendor Registration Now Open Dedicated to the promotion of active lifestyles! fatigue, muscle and joint pain, tremors and Whatever your sport may be, whether it's on land, air or sea, we've got you covered! Check out the latest in sports, www.healthylivingevents.com shortness of breath. These symptoms may fitness & active recreation including equipment, apparel, fitness, exercise, technology and athlete nutrition. www.facebook.com/healthylivingevents not be evident until months or even years greenevents@new.rr.com or 920-312-0014 after exposure.”1

that have made bug repelling their gift to the world. Unfortunately for consumers, most bug repellents  found on the market contain a chemical known as DEET, which has known  toxic  effects. According to a study by Duke University Medical Center, “Every year, approximately one-third of the U.S. population uses insect repellents

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The safer, more natural and effective choice is to go with an all-natural formula that contains plant-based ingredients that are highly effective 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 lemongrass, are highly effective, nontoxic alternatives to DEET. Find a high-quality (which will yield a significant effect on insects) blend of  certified pure therapeutic grade (CPTG) essential oils  based on a blend of  eucalyptus, citronella and lemongrass in a base of fractionated coconut oil. This 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 protection. There are natural flea 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. They are experts and hear feedback from pet owners on a daily basis as well. Natural flea collar: Saturate a short piece of cord or soft rope with high-quality CPTG  tea tree oil, which has anti-parasitic 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 away.
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 offerings. Source: 1. Duke University Medical Center News Office.

Essential oil flea 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 area).

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Get your sexy back!
By Lindsay George

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f literary trends are any indication to our deepest, longing desire, then the message is clear: society is craving sexy. I don’t (just) mean sex, I mean sexy. If you look at the best seller list, you’ll see countless books on exercise and weight loss, self-help and relationship building, cookbooks for every diet imaginable, and, of course, romance and erotica. I look at this overall list and see in it a desire to cultivate wellrounded sexiness in our lives.

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Feeling sexy in our own body is a very personal journey; ultimately, it’s one we embark on for ourselves, not others. How we treat our body and mind internally affects how our body appears externally, as well as our attitude. So, what does sexy look like? Sexy may be full, shiny hair and a rosy glow to your skin that leaves you feeling like you can skip the make-up today. It may be the smooth curves of your body or the strong line of your shoulders that you’re proud to showcase in your new summer dress. And, what does sexy feel like? Sexy may be a subtle swagger to your walk and holding

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“Feeling sexy in our own body is a very personal journey; ultimately, it’s one we embark on for ourselves, not others.”
your head high as you walk through a public building. It may be a genuine smile that makes your eyes light up when catching up with your best friends. Sexy is being confident, 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-lifting 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. The soreness I felt after a good, challenging class made me rediscover my love of baths — with a good book and glass of wine! Aerial Dance nurtures multiple sides of sexiness — with challenging physical activity, mental stress-release and a supportive network of women that inspire self-confidence and assurance. Encouraging any aspect of sexy will have a domino effect. So, if it feels overwhelming thinking of “all” the aspects of sexy that could use a little sprucing 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 find that your cleaner eating also makes you feel less bloated. Maybe you choose to make time one evening a week to attend your pole class to focus just on YOU — you may find that your newly developed calmness (or confidence, or joy …) positively affects your relationship with your family. Give yourself permission to thrive in your sexiness, not be embarrassed by it.
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RED — Strawberry Margarita Vinaigrette

1/4 cup Mudd Creek Strawberry Margarita Fruit Spread* 2 tablespoons Holland House champagne vinegar (gluten free) 5 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 2 tablespoons honey

1/4 cup Mudd Creek Blackberry Rum Runner Fruit Spread*** 2 tablespoons Pompeian balsamic vinegar (gluten free) 5 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 1 tablespoon honey

Beat all ingredients with a wire whisk until blended. Refrigerate any unused dressing in an airtight container. ***May substitute any of Mudd Creek’s berry flavor fruit spreads.
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How to detox
By Kristina Amelong

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NYTIME 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 detoxification system. Here’s a brief look at three critical organs involved: • The liver: Your first line of defense against toxins is your liver, which acts like a filter in preventing toxic substances contained in foods from passing into your blood stream. • The colon: This organ has bacteria that produce both healthy and unhealthy chemicals. You want to keep your colon flowing regularly since its main role is to flush out toxic chemicals before they can do you any harm.    • The kidneys: Like clockwork, the kidneys are constantly filtering 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 coffee, is an effective way to keep your colon flowing regularly and assists the colon to optimize for healthy bacteria. The colonics or the enema series are also effective ways to help your liver with its incredibly important job with the addition of the coffee implant.
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Implanting coffee in the colon was first rigorously used as a healing treatment by Dr. Max Gerson, M.D., in the 1940s and 1950s to treat his cancer patients. The health benefits of the coffee 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 detoxification is a healthier program when coffee enemas are used. The therapeutic action of the coffee enema is to improve the abilities of the liver and gallbladder to remove toxins and cancerous metabolic byproducts by stimulating the flow 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 coffee retention enema increases blood flow through the liver, resulting in a form of dialysis and a uniquely effective detoxification. Second, drink one ounce of therapeutic water per pound of body weight throughout the day. You don’t need to buy expensive drinking water. Simply use filtered tap water, add a pinch of sea salt to each quart and a few drops of Young Living essential
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What excites you?
By Etienne Pait

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ave you stopped long enough to reflect why you were born? If so, has this reflection revealed there may be a purpose for living? Have you asked yourself fundamental 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, finances, 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 significant lessons. The first lesson children are taught is “good behavior.” Secondly, they are taught “getting good grades is important.” These two fundamental approaches of living take on a wide variety of expressions, directly

squelching, confusing and limiting a child’s innate ability to intuitively and creatively connect with their source of life. How? Children are taught — from society, culture, parents, role models, religions, authority figures, 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 norms. • 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 following 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 children. 7) We vacation from the job, with or without the children. 8) One day we retire from the job. 9) Then we die. Rarely does this mechanical pattern of living lead to fulfilling 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. This mechanical pattern of living neither reveals why we are here nor assists in describing the truth of “Who I am.” The pattern, more often than not, keeps us distracted, “asleep,” blocked and unaware from living the fulfilling life we really want. This pattern keeps us from our aliveness. This pattern keeps us hurriedly running into the future, from an unfulfilled past.
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“ Aliveness, on the other hand, is a complete experience of the now moment — encouraging us to ‘stop and smell the roses.’”
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Coping with chronic pain and disability
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he 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. After the drama of the fight for survival, concerns about lengthy recovery time, 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. The patient and family are then confused and uncertain about the physical or psychological origin of the symptoms. They experience doubt, confusion and uncertainty about what actions to take. Healthcare professionals may compound the problem by implying that you are just imagining it or lying to get attention. Chronic illness can begin before birth, due to heredity, malnutrition, drugs or other causes. Growing up different poses challenges to developing a positive self image. Things that peers do easily may be difficult, 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. Threats to one’s self-concept challenge a person to adapt to uncertainty, loss of autonomy and control, loss of hopes and dreams, and to the endangerment of life goals and values. Emotional balance is challenged. The will to live must be maintained in the face of anxiety, rage, loneliness, grief and sometimes a deadening of all emotions.
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The ability to fulfill 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. This 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. The 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. Therapy can help the individual and family consider, discuss and set new priorities. Therapists don’t dwell on problems; we help people become more aware of personal and family strengths. All too often, a referral to a medical psychologist or other behavioral health specialist is placed at the end of the list of tests and interventions. This only adds to the stigma that it might be all in your head. Research done in hospitals shows that as little as a halfhour talking to a therapist after 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 effects of the trauma of the injury or illness itself, or the behavior of healthcare professionals. For example, words like “nothing can be done for you” or “you’re just making it up” leave a lasting impression. They leave an invisible wound. But therapies such as EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing) can truly heal and release locked-in trauma by stimulating the mind’s natural healing processes. 
Dr. Phyllis Kasper has expertise in anxiety disorders, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, peak achievement, biofeedback, hypnosis, EMDR, cultural diversity and pain management. See her series of articles on EMDR in Nature’s Pathways online: Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing (EMDR) — A way to move past trauma — Part 1: Violent Trauma & Loss; Part 2: Humiliation, betrayal & abandonment; Part 3: Smoothing out life’s speed bumps to be a better you. For more information, please call her at 920.693.2250 or visit www.evolveability.com. She is available at Healthy Connections, 510 E. Wisconsin Ave. in Appleton, 920.257.4601.
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Highlighting movement in Rolfing® SI
By Victoria L. Huss

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aroline (name changed for privacy) was a woman in her mid-30s who had already experienced a great deal of bodywork. No stranger to aches and pains, she felt that something was missing in her sessions. She would notice after her bodywork sessions that she would feel great for a few days, but then she would revert to the same old patterns that created her discomfort. Not wanting to keep doing the same thing while expecting different results, she decided to embark on a journey through Rolfing® Structural Integration (or Rolfing® SI). Caroline knew that Rolfing SI was a bodywork and education system that focused on relieving restrictions in the fascia. Having experienced difficult emotional and physical trauma throughout her childhood and early adult years, she felt that her experiences had somehow shaped her fascia and thus, her posture. She was quick to hang her head and make herself small. She protected her heart by slouching and rounding her shoulders. This collapsing inward

had affected 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 Certified Rolfer™ explained to her what he saw happening in her body. Her forward head posture had pulled her upper body out of alignment. 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. Through awareness cues, the Rolfer helped Caroline to notice how she literally held herself up with her armpits. After 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 Rolfing 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 benefit from a Rolfing SI session more focused on movement. Caroline lay down on the table. The Rolfer began to engage and ask her all kinds of questions about the felt sense of her arms and upper body. Then, 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 find 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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The final movement request really challenged Caroline as he worked with the relationship between her arm and shoulder. She was to push her hand out while not moving the muscles around her shoulder. The Rolfer wanted to see her arm lengthening up towards the ceiling and down towards the table at the same time. After a few tries, Caroline figured it out — it was like a push and a reach happening at the same time while still staying centered with her spine. This kind of movement was very foreign to her. Caroline repeated the same exercise with her other arm. It seemed much easier this time. Lying there, she felt incredible ease in her arms and shoulders. She instinctively took a deep breath that seemed to fill every cell of her body. She had forgotten how deep breaths could feel so good. Sitting up, she became aware of how much lower her shoulders felt and how long her neck appeared. She sat there at the edge of the table reveling in how different she looked and felt. When she took her first few steps to walk, she automatically felt her arms naturally swing. It wasn’t a forced movement at all, but rather one that her body felt compelled to make. Caroline was amazed at how her body just knew what to do. Tears of joy flowed down her cheeks as she realized that she wasn’t broken or hopeless — but that she was capable of great healing if she kept giving her body what it needed.
Victoria L. Huss is the Certified Rolfer™ and owner of New Possibilities Integration LLC in downtown Appleton. She finds joy in helping people unfold and find freedom from rigidity and chronic pain. Victoria offers free consultations. For more information, call 920.427.7653 or visit www.wisconsinrolfing.com. Rolfing® is a registered service mark of the Rolf Institute® of Structural Integration.

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The importance of cleansing the colon
By Carol Ann Sterken

The main function of the colon

The terms colon and large intestine are used interchangeably and include everything from the cecum to the anus.  The large intestine has little or no digestive function.  The 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 maintain optimum health, one should cleanse the body. Any cleansing program should begin in the colon, where the final digestion of our food takes place. Colon hydrotherapy is a very effective way to cleanse the colon.

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We are all exposed to thousands of toxins and chemicals in our everyday lives. These 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 refined sugar, enriched flour 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 different toxins and chemicals we inhale, ingest and absorb every day. They 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 flush 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.  This 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 nutrients 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 to autointoxication.
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Autointoxication

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 movements. Undigested food ferments and putrefies when remaining in the colon longer than a day. This 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 first before any effective healing can take place.”  Every cell of our body is affected 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. 

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Carol Ann Sterken, a certified colon hydrotherapist, is the owner/operator of Natural Healing Solutions. This Appleton-based business specializes in the Woods Closed Method Gravity Fed Colonic System. If you suffer from constipation, chronic fatigue, allergies, bloating, migraines or inflammation, colon hydrotherapy may help improve your health. For natural pathways to optimum health, contact Carol Ann at 920.830.3909 today!
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ur members are the heart of Capital Credit Union, making us a strong, solid financial 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 financial with 12 convenient locations (plus our corporate headquarters) throughout the greater Fox Cities area, Greenville, Freedom and Oshkosh. Our more than 34,000 members enjoy a full range of financial 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-profit financial cooperative, our profits 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. Thanks to our large membership base, strong reserves and sound business practices, we remain a strong, growing financial institution. Along with providing quality financial options for members, we also believe in giving back to the communities we serve. The Capital Credit Union Charitable Giving Fund, administered by the Community Foundation of the Fox Valley Region, annually benefits area non-profit organizations. We are a founding sponsor
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of Rebuilding Together Fox Cities and the Fox Cities Community Health Center Dental Clinic. Partnering with The 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 Oshkosh. Activities like Capital’s “Clean Closet Project” for the Community Clothes Closet and our Annual Food Drive, which benefits 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 numerous sessions in area classrooms, teaching youth about the practical side of smart money habits. Events like Capital’s Kiddie Karnival for elementary age children and sponsorship of the Fox Cities Region Finance and Investment 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 financial future. We were honored with three first-place
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awards and a second-place national award from the Credit Union National Association this year too, for our efforts in financial education and community involvement. From offering moneysaving products and services to supporting community-enriching programs and activities, Capital members are part of a longstanding, secure financial 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 office or visit us at capitalcu.com today!

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Healthy in spirit: independence or interdependence?
By Rev. April Kain-Breese

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ow independent are you? Are you proud of your independent streak? Do you pride yourself on being able to take care of yourself unaided? Can you make your own car repairs, grow your own food or cut your own wood to heat your home? I 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.

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“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.”

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 five 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. That week I wrote 14 thank you notes to people who had somehow helped me make the retreat. I even realized my dependence 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 differentiated 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 fierce 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. This month, as we celebrate Independence Day, it might not be a bad idea to realize that we are independent and interdependent. This is true in our homes, our neighborhoods, our communities and the wider world. While we continue to champion personal freedom and democracy, 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. The time-honored tradition of “helping our neighbor” has gone global, and what an interesting 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 for Spiritual Growth, which focuses on spiritual well-being through affirmative prayer, positive thinking and daily application of five basic principles. Sunday services and youth ministry occur at 10 a.m. Newcomers are welcome. Try us out! For more information, including Sunday talks, newsletters and upcoming events, visit www.unityofappleton.org or call 920.739.4823.

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here are nine known species of echinacea, all of which are native to the United States and southern Canada. The most commonly used is Echinacea purpurea. Echinacea has traditionally been used for colds, flu and other infections, based on the idea that it might stimulate the immune system to more effectively fight infection. Less common folk or traditional uses of echinacea include for wounds and skin problems, such as acne or boils. The 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.

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. This will help ensure coordinated and safe care.
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 unrefined 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 Database Web site. Accessed at www.naturalstandard.com on June 1, 2009. Fugh-Berman A. Echinacea for the prevention and treatment of upper respiratory infections. Seminars in Integrative Medicine. 2003;1(2):106–111. O’Neil J, Hughes S, Lourie A, et al. Effects 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 prevention 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. Efficacy and safety of echinacea in treating 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 angustifolia  in experimental rhinovirus infections.  New England Journal of Medicine. 2005;353(4):341–348.
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Study results are mixed on whether echinacea can prevent or effectively treat upper respiratory tract infections such as the common cold. For example, two NCCAM-funded studies did not find a benefit from echinacea, either as Echinacea purpurea fresh-pressed juice for treating colds in children, or as an unrefined mixture of  Echinacea angustifolia  root and  Echinacea purpurea  root and herb  in adults. However, other studies have shown that echinacea may be beneficial in treating upper respiratory infections. The National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM) is continuing to support the study of echinacea for the treatment of upper respiratory infections. NCCAM is also studying echinacea for its potential effects on the immune system.

What the science says

Side effects and cautions

When taken by mouth, echinacea usually does not cause side effects. However, some people experience allergic reactions, including rashes, increased asthma and anaphylaxis (a life-threatening allergic reaction). In clinical trials, gastrointestinal side effects were most common. People are more likely to experience allergic reactions to echinacea
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any years ago, Carol Ann Sterken, owner/operator of Natural Healing Solutions, was suffering from a number of chronic illnesses, including fibromyalgia, acid reflux, migraines, IBS and chronic fatigue. Only getting two hours of sleep each night and in a lot of pain, Carol Ann was living on overthe-counter pain relievers to cope. Then 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 flour and refined sugar. He explained that processed food is difficult to digest due to the abundance of chemicals and fillers. This eventually leads to constipation and inflammation, making it difficult 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 overthe-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. This cleansing procedure involves flushing 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 treatments, 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. “The 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 certified as a colon hydrotherapist. Since then, she has given hundreds of colonics and witnessed health improvements in many of her clients. Carol Ann firmly 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 flow 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 suffer from constipation, chronic fatigue, allergies, bloating, migraines or inflammation, colon hydrotherapy may help improve your health. For natural pathways to optimum health, contact Carol Ann at Natural Healing Solutions today!

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Friday, July 12 • 8:30-11 a.m. Wednesday, July 17 • 5:30-8 p.m. Wednesday, July 31 • 5:30-8 p.m. Saturday, July 20 • 12:30-3:30 p.m.

Intuitive Painting Workshop

Thursday, July 25

End Hormone Havoc — Stay Sane, Slim and Sexy
Join hormone expert Randi Mann, NP, or Cheryl Rentmeester, NP, at this educational and entertaining 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.

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 register call Tina at 320.808.7325 or visit www. soul-fullcreativearts.com/upcoming-workshops. html. Monday, July 22 • 6-7:30 p.m.

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 first aid training classes. The classes are approved by the American Heart Association and each student will receive a certification card upon completion of class requirements. All classes will be held at Rasmussen College, 3500 Destination Drive, Appleton. For more information or to register, please call 920.209.9911. Saturday, August 3 • 6:30-9:30 p.m.

The Functional Medicine Advantage, Presented by Scott Vander Wielen, DC

This Detox Is for You, Presented by Scott Vander Wielen, DC
Living in a toxic world? Learn what detoxification is and how to safely detox heavy metals, chemical pollutants, environmental estrogens and more! Cost: Free Location: Vander Wielen Health & Wellness Diagnostic Center, 1486 Kenwood Drive, Menasha. To register, please visit us at www.HealthyMeToday.com or call Christine at 920.722.2100. Thursday, July 18 • 5-8 p.m.

Learn what functional medicine is and how this patient-centered approach is beneficial to patients with chronic conditions. Cost: Free Location: Vander Wielen Health & Wellness Diagnostic Center, 1486 Kenwood Drive, Menasha. To register, please visit us at www.HealthyMeToday.com or call Christine at 920.722.2100. Tuesday, July 23 • 5:30-7:30 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 extraordinary reality, experience profound revelations and build intuition. Blends drumming, music, breath work and dancing/movement. Potluck dinner before we start the event at sunset. Bonfire after with camping and lodging available. Held at: 4118 Lakeshore Road, Sheboygan, WI. Space is limited and expected to fill fast. Registration/Info contact Christina at www.mindsoulandself.com/ Spirit_Trance_Dance.html, mindsoulandself@ yahoo.com or 608.393.7353. Tuesday, August 6 • 6-7:30 p.m.

Introduction to Mindfulness Workshop

Rejuvenessence mediSpa Annual Summer Soirée!
We’d be delighted if you’d please join us for an evening of delectable refreshments, drinks, raffle prizes and great specials! And bring a friend for extra entries in the raffle — one additional entry per friend you bring in attendance. Can’t make it? Call 920.574.3577 during business 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 event!) Rejuvenessence mediSpa, 2201 E. Enterprise Ave., Ste.104, Appleton. At Rejuvenessence mediSpa 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.

Facilitators: Judy Rogers, L.C.S.W., and Lorri Bohn, B.S.W. Learn practices to calm and focus the chattering 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 workshop. 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.

Massage Class for Parents of Autism
Join licensed massage therapist and certified pediatric 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 beneficial, 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

Age Management Preventive Medicine
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 deficient. We can now identify specific nutrient deficiencies that could negatively influence 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 identified 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 implementing 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.

International Folk Festival & Fair Trade Expo
A celebration of diversity and culture with an immersion into the wonders of the globe’s finest exotic foods, entertainment, hobbies, animals and fair trade products. A wonderful and educational outing for families with children that uses a unique blend of workshops, activities and entertainment to encourage people to see the world differently. This is your trip around the world without leaving your own backyard! Tri-County Arena, 700 East Shady Lane, Neenah

Class: SEARCH INSIDE OF YOURSELF: Mindfulness and Emotional Intelligence
Facilitators: Judy Rogers, L.C.S.W, and Lorri Bohn, B.S.W. 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.

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Saturday, August 17

The Big Green Sustainable Music Festival
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 awareness of sustainability, encourages community involvement, supports diversity and enhances our creative culture. Proceeds from the event benefit Sustainable Fox Valley, a non-profit 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 opportunities are still available. Email info@thebiggreenfest.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.

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 fitness 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, Oshkosh

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acupuncture
Healthy Living Acupuncture Sarah Atkinson 55 Stafford St., Plymouth 920.893.8796 www.healthylivingacu.com Acupuncture is a medical treatment that has evolved from Chinese medicine using noninvasive treatment methods. I move “qi” pronounced “chee” to influence the patterns of illness, pain and disease with very thin stainless steel needles. Common influences 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 Institutes of Health and World Health Organization recognize acupuncture as effective in treating: addiction, emotional problems, arthritis, asthma, carpal tunnel, digestive complaints, pain in tendons, joints and muscles, trigeminal neuralgia, UTI, fertility, menopause, sinusitis and sleep disturbances.

COLON HYDROTHERAPY
Natural Healing Solutions Certified Colon Hydrotherapists 345 E. Wisconsin Ave., Suite #6, Appleton 920.830.3909 www.naturalhealingsolutionsllc.com Feel healthier, remove toxic waste from your body and relieve symptoms like chronic fatigue, constipation and skin problems. Carl & Carol Ann offer colon hydrotherapy 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.

Growing Time Child Care Center 2738 Manitowoc Road, Green Bay 920.468.6202 GrowingTime@att.net Growing Time offers a healthy choice for your children. We have joined the community supported agriculture program (CSA). This means we serve chemical-free vegetables 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 children. Parent trusted and family owned since 1985.

chiropractor & nutrition
Appleton Chiropractic 2425 West Wisconsin Ave., Appleton 920.731.0715 • www.fixmedoc.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 objective, 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 Nutrition™ report includes supplement recommendations, foods to avoid, a review of your medications, side effects and more. The pursuit for optimal wellness is an active process of making choices towards a healthy existence.

creative expression
Soul-Full Creative Arts, LLC Tina Siebers, Sherwood 320.808.7325 • soulfullcreative@yahoo.com www.soul-fullcreativearts.com Nurture your creativity and open doors for self-exploration through the meditative processes of intuitive painting, art journaling and mandalas! 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-affirming journey.” Take the first step to reconnect with and explore your authentic self by contacting Tina today! Upcoming workshop: July 20.

BODYWORK
New Possibilities Integration, LLC Victoria L. Huss, Certified Rolfer™ 103 W. College Ave., Suite 601, Appleton 920.427.7653 • www.wisconsinrolfing.com Rolfing® Structural Integration is a transformative bodywork and education system designed to align and balance the body. Many of us have old habits, accidents and patterns “locked” into our posture and musculature — causing chronic pain, inflexibility and decreased mobility. Rolfing® unwinds this chronic strain and offers new possibilities for standing, moving and being.

college/university
Northeast Wisconsin Technical College 2740 West Mason St., Green Bay 888.385.NWTC www.nwtc.edu NWTC serves over 40,000 students annually. With advanced technology and state-of-the-art facilities, it’s no wonder students are choosing an affordable education close to home. NWTC offers more than 100 degrees, diplomas and apprenticeships, with many transferring into the 4-year system. NWTC is finding passions and pushing potential.

Dance
TC Dance Club 1004 S. Olde Oneida St., Appleton (2nd Floor in the ‘Between the Locks’ Building) 920.731.8851 • www.tcdanceclubwi.com tcdanceappleton@gmail.com Discover all the benefits of dance at TC Dance Club! Lose weight, be social, relieve stress and have FUN! We are board certified and equipped with 2 spacious ballroom dance floors. 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 fulfill their needs and dreams. Start today with with a FREE LESSON!

boutique - wigs/breast care
Nell’s Wigs & Boutique 2031 S. Webster Ave., Suite B, Green Bay 920.393.4912 • info@nellswigs.com www.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 confident in your style. We carry the largest inventory of designer wigs in Wisconsin!
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Dental
Twohig Dental William J. Twohig, DDS 417 E. Ann St., Weyauwega 920.867.3101 • www.drtwohig.com Twohig Dental wants you to experience a natural and holistic approach to dentistry. Our practice is a mercury-free, health-centered office. We believe in treating patients as individuals. We are dedicated to advanced education in traditional and nontraditional dentistry. We invite you to schedule a consultation with us.

gourmet retail / gift
Cedar Harbor 611 N. Morrison St., Appleton 920.740.4669 Heaven on Earth! Appleton’s newest retail treasure. Off the beaten path, tucked into a residential 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 food store
Natural Healthy Concepts 310 N. Westhill Blvd., Appleton 920.968.2360 • www.naturalhealthyconcepts.com Natural Healthy Concepts brings you the best dietary health supplements on the market at the lowest prices possible. 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 domestic 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 supplements, organic bulk olive oils & vinegars, specialty foods, locally raised meats, health & beauty products and much more!

Financial
Capital Credit Union 920.731.3195 • toll free: 866.731.3195 For a location near you visit www.capitalcu.com Capital Credit Union is a fullservice financial institution offering a wide range of products and services, such as savings accounts, CDs, IRAs, free and dividend-earning checking accounts, 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 Wisconsin is eligible for Capital membership.

Health & Fitness
Anytime Fitness For a location near you, visit our website. www.anytimefitness.com Anytime Fitness is open 24/7/365 to provide you with the essential elements of a great workout, such as treadmills, ellipticals and bikes — all with flatscreen TVs — and both free weights and circuit weight machines. We also offer 24-hour tanning, personal training, private restrooms and showers. Anywhere Club Access allows you to visit more than 1,000 clubs worldwide. Good Vibrations Studio 1211 Rickmeyer Dr., Fond du Lac 920.921.1211 • goodvibsstudio@gmail.com www.goodvibrationsstudio.com At Good Vibrations Studio, you come in and spend ten minutes on a “wiggle” machine. The machine tones and helps you achieve your fitness 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 contribute to whole body wellness. Enjoy Nikken filtered water, essential oils and take part in our free classes on weight loss, stress reduction, how to prevent and get rid of colds, the flu and more. Mention this listing and receive a FREE ONE-WEEK TRIAL MEMBERSHIP. 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.lakeparkfitness.com See our ad on pg. 54. Lake Park Swim & Fitness is the Fox Valley’s newest and most refreshing health club. Locally owned and operated, 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!

florist/gifts
The Wild Iris 700 E. Magnolia Ave., LAKESHORE MALL in Manitowoc 920.682.6194 Order online at www.mywildiris.com Manitowoc County’s favorite “friendly” FLORIST offering oneof-a-kind creations. Unique gift Gifts & Botanicals shop featuring items by local artists, including: soaps, lotions, candles, birdhouses, decorative furniture, permanent and fresh florals, plants, balloons and our NEW Candy Cakes. Specializing in weddings and parties — full service, including decorating. We deliver throughout the county and worldwide through 1-800-FLOWERS.

health & Wellness
Divine Energy Light-Workers Rev. Jen Rietveld 130 E. Franklin St., Appleton 920.268.6345 • lightworkers@earthlink.net www.DivineLightWorkers.com Rev. Jen Rietveld offers divinely guided services in the form of: spiritual counseling, energy/light work, chakra cleansing and balancing, cellular release, 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 DivineLightWorkers.com. To schedule an appointment, please email Rev. Jen at lightworkers@earthlink. net or call/text 920.268.6345.

FUNCTIONAL NUTRITION
Vander Wielen Health & Wellness Diagnostic Center 1486 Kenwood Dr., Menasha • 920.722.2100 www.HealthyMeToday.com 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-office lab tests.

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, buffalo, fruits and vegetables as well as health and wellness products. Our Farmer’s Market 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.
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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, refrigeration repair & installation and many other residential and commercial services.

Rainbows in Harmony Dr. Ann Khanna Appleton • 920.757.9693 Ann@RainbowsInHarmony.com www.RainbowsInHarmony.com Do you have a physical, emotional, mental or spiritual issue that Rainbows In Harmony has you feeling stuck and in need of relief? I left traditional medicine over 15 years ago and have studied and practiced holistic methods of achieving health and wellness. By offering holistic life coaching and using a variety of energetic techniques, we create a personal, one-of-a-kind healing session to help you remove individual blocks and restore healthy energy flow. Finally solve the issues that are constraining 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 certified in biofeedback and complex homeopathy, is an advanced practitioner of Quantum Reflex Analysis, cation mud-packing and vastu bioenergetics, 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 certified through the Natural Therapies Certification Board and has over 1000 satisfied clients.

Wise Woman Wellness LLC Cheryl Rentmeester, NP — Nurse Practitioner 1480 Swan Rd., De Pere 920.339.5252 • www.wisewomanwellness.com Cheryl Rentmeester, NP, is a family nurse practitioner with close to 10 years experience in diagnosis and treatment of women of all ages. She has a special interest in women’s heath issues. She believes open communication and education is key to forming a valuable partnership with her patients for effective treatment results. Seek care from an expert knowledgeable in the latest scientific research, and who offers integration of complementary and conventional approaches. Attend the introductory seminar “End Hormone Havoc — Stay Sane, Slim and Sexy” to learn the fundamentals of hormone changes, treatment options and great self-care. Accepting new patients.
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Peace & Wellness Center Patricia Poole 920.819.3774 • watrish@aol.com www.patriciampoole.com Patricia Poole has been providing hypnosis and energy healing private sessions and classes for 14 years. She offers information on hypnosis, reiki, Reconnective Healing and soon EFT. Educational and life-changing classes are offered regularly. Hypnosis CDs are available to get you started in making positive changes today! Call or email today to set up your appointment. Wonders of Wellness Dr. Nancy Soliven, D.C., M.D., Chiropractor Megan Hoffman, C.S.T. Diplomat 424 E. Longview Dr., Suite B, Appleton 920.734.6389 Good health is being balanced physically, mentally, 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 craniosacral therapy, chiropractic, nutritional counseling, lymphatic drainage and food intolerance testing. Schedule your appointment today.

Integrative Psychotherapist
Mindfulness Center for Wellbeing, LLC 18 Jewelers Park Dr., Suite 210, Neenah 920.722.7245 www.mindfulnesscenterforwellbeing.com Are you ready to journey to a happier and healthier life? Are you considering counseling to support you in meeting your goals? If so, I congratulate you for being a good listener to your life. At the Mindfulness Center for Wellbeing, you will learn scientifically-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, Visualization, Guided Imagery, Affirmations, Journaling, Stress Management and Loving Kindness Relationship skills. We offer free Mind Body Medicine Classes, 8-Week Mindful Women’s Group, as well as individual and couple counseling. Our therapist, Judy Rogers, L.C.S.W., has over 20 years of counseling experience.

Hormones & wellness
Wise Woman Wellness LLC Randi Mann, NP — Owner, Board Certified Woman’s Health Nurse Practitioner and NAMS Certified Menopause Practitioner 1480 Swan Rd., De Pere 920.339.5252 • www.wisewomanwellness.com Randi Mann, NP, helps women of all ages live healthy, vital, joy-filled lives through medical and non-medical solutions, education and lifestyle guidance. Seek care from an expert knowledgeable in the latest scientific research, and who offers integration of complementary and conventional approaches. Mann has achieved the prestigious NAMS Menopause Practitioner Certification and has spoken nationally on behalf of the Bioidentical Hormone Initiative. She is skilled at prescribing customized, bioidentical hormones 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!
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Get Connected, LLC 5497 W. Waterford Lane, Suite A 920.750.6120 www.getconnectedcounseling.com At Get Connected Counseling, LLC we help people who are dissatisfied with their lives, find their way to where they want to be. We offer a Get Connected different experience in therapy than clients have had before, with a focus on transformational healing of mind, body and spirit. We use cutting-edge approaches to re-engage, rewire, reconnect and inspire our clients to live within their authentic selves. We take most insurance plans.
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landscape
Ranger Services Inc. Urban Forestry and Landscape Management P.O. Box 2221, Appleton, WI 54912 920.731.3511 Ranger Services Inc. is an urban forestry and landscape management firm RANGER providing technical assistance and service to communities, residential and commercial accounts. The staff consists of degreed foresters, resource managers and certified 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.
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medical aesthetics & women’s healthcare
Youthful Endeavors Dr. Nolan Hetz, Medical Director Green Bay and Manitowoc locations 920.683.1800 • info@youthfulendeavors.com www.youthfulendeavors.com Youthful Endeavors is one of the most comprehensive medical aesthetic practices in Northeastern 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 refresh with the help of Dr. Nolan Hetz, our board certified surgeon and certified aesthetics consultant, our licensed aestheticians and other certified 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-approved SPYDER Butt-Lift and/or with our autologous fat transfers technology. Zero percent financing programs are available. Call for a free consultation with Dr. Hetz to explore your personal situation and the best available options.

natural beauty
Clairalience Skincare Pam Williams — Owner 920.265.1427 • info@clairlaience.com www.Clairalience.com Clairalience natural skincare products provide your skin with just what it needs to stay healthy. From body scrubs to lip balms, Clairalience works with your body’s natural chemistry to promote healthy skin, offering assistance to your body’s own natural healing properties. Clairalience products are made with natural ingredients and beneficial 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! “Experience the familiar ... naturally”
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massage therapy
Life Uncommon Massage Kara Phernetton, LMT, CPMT 2050 Riverside Dr., Green Bay 920.246.1423 Providing holistic healing for the entire family, Life Uncommon specializes in individuals with physical, mental, emotional and spiritual differences. Life Uncommon tailors each massage to fit 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 920.731.5300 www.massageenvy.com/clinics/WI/Calumet.aspx At Massage Envy Spa Calumet, our mission is to provide a pathway to wellness, well-being and worth through professional, convenient and affordable massage therapy and spa services. Whether it is your first massage or massage therapy is part of your wellness plan, we have a therapist to match your needs. We offer many massage modalities including Swedish, deep tissue, trigger point therapy, sports, reflexology and more. Signature services and enhancements include hot stone massage, aromatherapy, deep muscle therapy and sugar foot scrub. We have four different spa facial treatments specially formulated for Massage Envy Spa. Our professional estheticians have the scientifically proven products to give you noticeably healthy skin.

nonprofit
Community Benefit Tree 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization 2204 Crooks Ave., Suite C, Kaukauna 920.422.1919 • www.communitybenefittree.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 expenses and provides strength, hope and joy to experience the support from the attendees of the event. Community Benefit Tree also provides education, support, resources and financial assistance for families struggling with a medical crisis.

medical spa
Rejuvenessence mediSpa Kenneth Pechman, M.D., Ph.D. Board Certified Dermatologist 2201 East Enterprise Ave., Suite 104, Appleton 920.574.3577 • www.rmedispa.com The mission of Rejuvenessence 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 highquality products and thus, enhance our patients’ self esteem and self image. We are proud to offer free consultations on all of our services!

nutrition
Masterpiece Nutritional Counseling Kendra Kadrik, CNT 920.680.5778 kendra@masterpiecenutrition.com www.masterpiecenutrition.com Kendra Kadrlik owns Masterpiece Nutrition, a nutrition consulting business specializing 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 benefits and dangers of certain foods and natural health topics are taught via seminars, group challenges, and one-on-one consulting. “What you eat literally becomes you. You have a choice in what you’re made of.”

MIDWIVES
Appleton Community Midwives & Birth Center 308 E. Northland Ave., Appleton 920.882.6200 www.wisconsinmidwives.com Our compassionate care-giving team offers comprehensive traditional midwifery care, including VBAC, water, home and birth center birth. We provide complete maternity care — prenatal visits, birth and postpartum. Our birth center is cozy and welcoming, equipped with specially designed water birth tubs. We do insurance verification and billing and offer flexible payment plans for cash pay clients.

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Nutritional Healing, LLC Kimberly Neher, MS, Clinical Nutritionist 658 W. Ridgeview Dr., Appleton kimneher@nutritionalhealingllc.com 920.358.5764 Kimberly Neher, MS, is the clinical nutritionist located inside The Chiropractic Advantage. Her passion lies in supporting people’s health through evidencebased medicine (risks versus benefits of medications) and healing therapies through nutrition. Kimberly has experience working with clients regarding weight and fatigue issues, sports nutrition, 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 certification in First Line Therapy, Kimberly has an in-depth study of nutrition as a complementary medicine. Transform your life through natural, clinically proven methods of healing via nutrition, and remedy the cause of your illness or weight concerns!

EvolveAbility Phyllis Kasper, Ph.D. 920.693.2250 • pkasper@bytehead.com www.evolveability.com Dr. Phyllis Kasper is a licensed psychologist with expertise in pain management and post-traumatic stress disorder 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-centered and focused on predictable 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 digestinal disorder program. We also offer craniosacral, visual manipulation, lymphedema with vaso-pneumatic pump and electro therapeutic point stimulation. Don’t put it off any longer. The more you wait the more serious your problem may become.

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, breedspecific pillows, videos and Dog- and Cat-opoly.

Pilates
CClark Pilates Studio Cathy Clark, Owner & Certified Pilates Trainer Marketplace Plaza, Suite 225 124 W. Wisconsin Ave., Neenah 920.410.0026 • www.cclarkpilates.com Get to know your core! CClark Pilates 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 different packages for the pilates enthusiast and also offers private & semi-private sessions. NEW CLIENT PACKAGE: $30 for 1 private lesson and 2 mat classes. ($70 value)

opportunities
Arbonne Becky Schmalz, Regional Vice President 920.843.1142 • www.bschmalz.myarbonne.com Reach out and discover Arbonne! According 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.

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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, knowledgeable 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 Pharmacy is your source for quality compounded medications. Our state-ofthe-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 consultations and testing, Take Charge weight loss program and a full line of Now vitamins. We Accept Caremark and Express Scripts.

RESTAURANT
Nakashima of Japan • Katsu-Ya of Japan 4100 W. Pine St., Appleton • 920.739.6057 2200 Holmgren Way, Green Bay • 920.494.4103 511 W. College Ave., Appleton • 920.882.4183 www.nakashimas.com Nakashima Sushi is your healthy alternative when dining out. We take the freshest fish or vegetable, wrap it in vinegar rice and roasted seaweed for a taste that is simple satori (enlightenment). We feature Avocado, Asparagus 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 finest authentic Indian restaurant. Join us today to find 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.

… all of which equal “quality of life”! Our opportunity fits the current timing and trends. Consider the opportunities with Arbonne’s pure, safe and beneficial skin care, nutritional products, cosmetics, detox spa and more! We are looking for new consultants in Northeast Wisconsin! For more information, contact Becky Schmalz, independent 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 Management (APM) is committed to providing patients with innovative pain management services. APM strives to deliver the most advanced, minimally invasive, diagnostic 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.

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Sangria’s Mexican Grill 215 S. Memorial Dr., Appleton • 920.955.3755 940 Waube Ln., Green Bay • 920.339.0994 www.sangriasmexicangrill.net At Sangria’s Mexican Grill, we offer guests an escape to Mexico through authentic dishes, exceptional service and a fun atmosphere. Our unique menu features fine 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 finest 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 dining experience is so exceptional — you might just want to trade your cheesehead for a sombrero! Stone Cellar Brewpub and Restaurant 1004 S. Olde Oneida St., Appleton Restaurant Phone: 920.731.3322 Brewery Phone: 920.735.0507 www.stonecellarbrewpub.com Father and son partners Tom and Steve Lonsway opened Stone Cellar in 2004, offering hand-crafted FRESH AND NATURAL beer and tasty cuisine. Stone Cellar is a restaurant, pub and beer garden, and also a brewery, brewing their own set of nationally award-winning beers and gourmet sodas! An award-winning chef features local, organic and sustainable foods in the menu. Stone Cellar has a completely private dining and party room available! Located in the 150-year-old “Between the Locks” building. Come enjoy a novel experience in an historical place.

and facial services. We offer haircare, cutting and styling 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 920.339.1111 www.havensalonspa.com Discover Haven Salon & Spa. Tucked away in a beautiful, serene setting, Haven offers you the total experience. From the moment you walk through our doors, you will feel the difference — service designed to exceed all of your expectations. 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 appointment. You deserve it. Your Haven awaits! Savoye Hair Studio 2530 Lineville Rd., Suite 2, Green Bay 920.434.4247 www.savoyehairstudio.com Our mission is to provide you with exceptional service in an environment designed to replenish, renew and nurture your appearance 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 talented professionals who consistently refine and enhance their skills through continuing education. She. Hair Boutique 525 S. Memorial Dr., Appleton 920.850.9667 www.shehairboutique.com She. Hair Boutique is a modern vintage salon providing our clients with outstanding customer service. 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 920.733.4247 www.shearchaos.net 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 haven for love, health, beauty and just the right amount of craziness to cohabitate.

specialty foods
Fava Tea 706 N. Casaloma Dr., Appleton 920.997.9920 www.favatea.com Fava believes that quality tea must be available to everyone throughout the community. To create the most unique tea experience, for each individual, 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 www.TheOliveCellar.com Discover the difference quality makes with small batch world class extra virgin olive oils and an exquisite variety of aged balsamic vinegars. Taste before you buy with all products available for you to sample prior to bottling. Also offering pastas and spices, sea salts, truffle oils, chocolate sauces and the world’s best peanut brittle. A unique culinary experience awaits you.

RESTAURANT / entertainment
Comedy Quarter / Gilligan’s 1575 Plaza Drive, Neenah 920.722.JOKE www.comedyquarter.com At Comedy Quarter, we believe 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 restaurant offers a full lunch and dinner menu along with a Tiki bar featuring 100 specialty drinks.

spirituality
Unity of Appleton 1800 S. Lawe St., Suite 400, Appleton 920.739.4823 • www.unityofappleton.org Unity of Appleton is a welcoming, inclusive, loving spiritual community where we practice and demonstrate a positive metaphysical approach to spirituality through affirmative prayer, healing, inspiration, education, fellowship and service. If you like Deepak Chopra, Wayne Dyer and Eckhart Tolle, you’ll love Unity! Join us for Sunday services, youth ministry, study groups and more.

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 certified organic haircolor, 100% vegan & cruelty-free haircare products and use natural & organic skincare products for treatments
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Thermography
Valley Thermography 1111 N. Lynndale Drive, Suite 202, Appleton 920.380.1365 • chris@valleythermography.com www.valleythermography.com Chris Haase, certified 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 abnormalities present in the body. Conditions and injuries that can be diagnosed and monitored include hormonal dysfunction, inflammation, lymphatic activity, disc disease, dental, vascular disease, sports injuries, allergies, cancer and more. DITI uses no radiation, is painless and FDA registered. Call to schedule your appointment.

Yoga
Pura Vida Yoga Crystal M. Hill (Rohde), RYT 2416 W. Nordale Dr., Appleton 920.851.1084 puravidacrystal@hotmail.com Pura Vida Yoga, LLC, offers group power Vinyasa yoga classes, private yoga sessions, yoga life coaching and nutrition/weight loss coaching in Appleton. The amazing staff is passionate 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, succinctly stated removes the blockages which stop the seeker from their path and assists in the healing 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.

Transportation
Valley Transit 801 S. Whitman Ave., Appleton 920.832.5800 www.appleton.org/vt

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Think outside the car. 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. Service hours: 5:45 a.m. - 10:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, 7:45 a.m. - 10:30 p.m. on Saturday.

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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 Benefit 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

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