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Nature's Pathways Oct 2011 Issue - Northeast WI Edition

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nutrition • fitness • personal growth • wellness • relaxation • organic & green living

Northeast Wisconsin
Your path to healthy living

October 2011

7 super spices you should know about Fight cancer with food How seniors can save money Finding balance with your lawn and your liFestyle meditation for staying grounded … and much more!

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10 Relax: a Tai Chi chaun principle 16 Fight cancer with food 22 Omega-3 breakthrough 26 Goodwill Achiever: Ruth Freye Wellness regimens to fight breast cancer

60 How seniors can save money 64 Meditation to keep grounded 66 Cuong Nhu is for everyone 70 Big program for Parkinson’s patients 72 Demystifying Rolfing® SI 74 Is calcium causing osteoporosis? 76 Expanding your consciousness 78 Antioxidants - free radical scavengers 80 Understanding the ties that bind 85 Put your garden to bed 86 Coping with office stress

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30 Christine Center a spiritual retreat 36 Corn gluten effective on weeds 38 The greening of Appleton 40 Get to know 7 super spices 46 Positive expectations after cancer

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Yoga, mantra & meditation

54 Healthy lawns, healthy lifestyles 56 The sense (and cents) about scents

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Nutritionists, important healthcare providers

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According to the American Cancer Society (ACS), the most recent estimates for breast cancer in the United States are for 2011 and include the following:
• About 230,480 new cases of invasive breast cancer in women • About 57,650 new cases of carcinoma in situ (CIS) will be found (CIS is non-invasive and is the earliest form of breast cancer) • About 39,520 deaths from breast cancer (women) Breast cancer is the most common cancer among women in the United States, other than skin cancer. It is the second leading cause of cancer death in women, after lung cancer. Chances are, you know someone who has or had breast cancer. October has been designated National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The NBCAM organization’s goal is to educate and empower women to take charge of their own breast health. What does that mean for women? The ACS recommends: • As early as your 20s women should practice regular selfbreast exams to identify any changes. • Women in their 20s and 30s should have a clinical breast exam (CBE) as part of a regular exam by a health expert at least every 3 years. After age 40, women should have a breast exam by a health expert every year. • Women age 40 and older should have a screening mammogram every year and should keep on doing so for as long as they are in good health. While mammograms can miss some cancers, they are still a very good way to find breast cancer. While a breast cancer diagnosis can be a very scary thing, catching the disease early increases your odds for survival. For more information, visit www.cancer.org, or talk with your healthcare provider. This month, take a moment to consider the facts on breast cancer. Then be proactive. It’s the best gift you can give yourself. Peace,

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Relax: an important principle in Tai Chi chuan
By Andrew Mertens

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he first and most important of the principles of the Chinese art of Tai Chi chuan is “relax.” This is a word that we use perhaps when we want an agitated person to calm down or to explain what we are doing on vacation or on the couch. It speaks of something being loosened, made less dense or less severe. My teacher Mike likes to use the Chinese word “sung” (perhaps how you could spell it if it were English). We have no English word that translates. It’s described as “sinking with gravity, like hair falling from an untied bun,” “curtains hanging from a rod” or “fruit falling from a tree.” “Relax” is all of these things. When we come to the preparation stance the first

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“The most profound thing I have found practicing this art is that there is no end. No matter how relaxed I think I am if my teacher asks me to relax more, I can.”

thing we do is apply this principle to everything we are at that moment. We relax every muscle and tendon in the body. We relax our breathing and sink into the floor. We let go of any emotional upset and quiet the mind. We just relax more…and more. I initially had a hard time with the idea that tension is a choice. I did not think that I chose my arm numbness or the pain in my shoulder. I choose to be pain free, but if I didn’t choose the tension, who did? I remember reading somewhere, “There is nothing wrong with your body; it is just the way you are wearing it.” If tension is a choice I could choose the opposite. I could relax. I realized that I was the one leaning forward and holding up my shoulders. I began to practice “relax” for a few minutes every day and found that I could always relax more. My shoulders began to drop and the pain and numbness lessoned. I could see my image in the mirror changing. I began to notice that the energy I was using to hold up my shoulders could be used to do other things in my life. I became less tired, less grumpy. The most profound thing I have found practicing this art is that there is no end. No matter how relaxed I think I am if my teacher asks me to relax more, I can. When I’m teaching a class and I ask my

students to relax more, I relax more. Who is the asker and who is the relaxer? I don’t worry about it. I just relax more.

Walking on Thin Ice

Try this Tai Chi exercise. Stand comfortably with the weight divided evenly between your feet. Be sure to be barefoot or wearing flat shoes. Do not wear anything with a heel. Very slowly begin to sink into your right leg, bending your knee, creasing your hip joint, and dropping your lower back. Fill your right leg completely and float up your left foot. Find your balance. Step your left foot forward placing the heel on the floor with no weight. Feel into the floor as if it were thin ice. If the ice is not safe it could crack just with the weight of your foot but you are safely standing solid

in your right leg. When you can determine that you are balanced with an empty step begin to slowly shift weight into your left foot. See if you can do it in increments like 10 percent, 20 percent. When you reach the halfway point and if the ice were not safe you would be getting wet, but since it is not really thin ice keep shifting until you get all of the weight in the left foot. Sink into your left foot until you can float up your right foot and step forward empty with the heel touching first. Repeat several times. If you find this difficult do not be discouraged. I have seen people who could not do it at all have 100 percent improvement in 6 weeks of daily Tai Chi practice. I have seen people throw away their canes or walkers. You may use the wall or a chair if you find balance is a problem. You should see improvements with daily practice. The key is the first principle of Tai chi: relax. Also very helpful is the second principle: Body upright. More on this next month.
Andrew Mertens is the director of the Oshkosh Tai Chi Center and a certified Quantum Energetics practitioner. He holds a bachelor’s degree in music from Lawrence University and a bachelor of science degree from the New Physiology Institute. He is also a professional bassist and founding member of The Jazz Orgy.

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How to treat pet allergies naturally

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f your dog has been diagnosed with allergies (itchy dog, chronic itching and scratching, hot spots on skin, skin problems such as canine dermatitis (flaky, itchy skin), runny eyes, runny nose, coughing, sneezing), and you’ve already done the two most important things: 1) switched to a healthy, natural dog food that doesn’t contain a lot of corn, wheat or soy (common irritants to dogs), and 2) have begun supplementing your dog’s diet by sprinkling Omega 3 Oil for Dogs (and cats) on his food, but your dog still has symptoms, what do you do?

Herbs to treat seasonal allergies in dogs and cats

Here are some herbs that are safe for dogs, cats and most other mammals and can be very effective at treating seasonal issues without harmful drugs or their side effects. These herbs are available in an herbal treatment for seasonal allergies in dogs and cats that is safe and easy to use with almost any mammal pet. The tincture contains all the herbs in this article and it is easy to use. (Animals Apawthecary Spring Tonic)

Dog Allergy Herb 1: Nettle (Urtica spp.) – Nettle is an herbal success story with many herbalists. Many animals, as well as people, have found relief from symptoms, including seasonal symptoms, from the daily use of this herb, especially when it is begun at the earliest onset of hay fever season. One of the predominant theories of how nettle works is centered on the release of histamine. Histamine is a protein produced by the body that contributes to the body’s inflammatory responses. If too

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“Nettle’s chemistry includes an interesting assortment of proteins and histamine-like compounds that herbalists believe may slow the body’s own release of histamine, thus lessening severity of symptoms.”
much histamine is released by the body or released too quickly, symptoms such as swelling, sneezing and coughing are more likely to occur. Nettle’s chemistry includes an interesting assortment of proteins and histamine-like compounds that herbalists believe may slow the body’s own release of histamine, thus lessening severity of symptoms.
Dog Allergy Herb 2: Eyebright

reactions if left in the body. The strategy is to get the offending substances out of the body before inflammation is triggered.

Dog Allergy Herb 4: Licorice Root

(Euphrasia officianalis) – Herbalists have used this herb, eyebright, for centuries to relieve inflammation of upper respiratory mucus tissues. Eyebright is also thought to

help support and strengthen various liver functions, meaning that it helps with the body’s elimination of systemic waste that may compound the problem. Dog Allergy Herb 3: Burdock (Arctium lappa/minor) – Burdock has been used since ancient times as an herb that is a safe, gentle liver tonic. In Chinese medicine it is referred to as “gobo.” It has long been regarded as a specific remedy for various forms of chronic dermatitis. It is thought to work by supporting the liver in the elimination of protein byproducts and other metabolic waste that may otherwise cause

(Glycyrrhiza glabra/uralensis) – Licorice root may be the most broad-spectrum anti-inflammatory herb available. In addition to strong liver-support attributes, this herb contains an assortment of phytosterol constituents that may serve to supplement the body’s natural product of cortisone; a hormone that serves to further slow and regulate the body’s inflammatory response. It is also anti-tussive and an expectorant, meaning that it will help make your pet’s coughs and sneezes less violent and more productive. Please note that only your veterinarian can properly diagnose allergies and recommend a specific treatment plan. Please discuss these healthy and natural alternatives with your veterinarian.
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Get grounded and centered with calcite
By Jane Hamilton

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ainbows have always been an awe-inspiring mystery to humans. Art and religion both have lore regarding the beauty and unusual unexplainable nature of the rainbow in early civilization. In art, rainbows are shown in very colorful palettes and as a topic that inspires a peaceful, calming feeling. Religiously, rainbows have been defined as the bridge or path that connected heaven and earth; as the link between the gods and humans; and as a message from God to the Christians as a sign of peace after the great flood of Noah. Calcite, too, has beautiful rainbow colors. The colors exist both in the variety of the palettes the mineral is found in, as well as the variegated rainbows in individual specimens. Besides the visual connection

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associated with rainbows, calcite also has some of the properties correlated with rainbows. As a crystal that can help us achieve inner peace, calcite grounds and centers us. It can aid one in calming fear and reducing stress. The protective shield one may feel in calcite’s presence enhances one’s environment and it is excellent in clearing negativity in a physical space. On a spiritual note, calcite may help in astral travel and channeling as it acts to bridge this plane to the spiritual plane. Calcite may also aid one to increase their intuitive powers. It will amplify energy in a multi-directional nature, refracting it inward and then distributing the energy outward. This amplification of energy will help clear and then activate all of the chakras. In everyday living, calcites have some good general qualities. The amplification of energy lends itself well to improve learning and studying. This property will help stimulate creativity and increase imaginative powers. The enhanced ability to communicate may also aid in relationship resolution. Calcite is also available in clear specimens. Referred to as Iceland spar, it has a double

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refraction property. The physical nature of this makes its use ideal in optical products. The double refraction on another level aids us in communication during conversations of a difficult nature, as they raise our conscious regarding the double meaning found in words. It aids in cleansing and clearing bringing clarity to a icelandic Spar is optically situation. This can be used in clear with prisms. treating all conditions. Calcite will open and balance the chakras. However, there are different colored calcites which may enhance this effort and are specific to each chakra. Here are some of the colors calcite is found in and those properties associated with each color: Green: Helps to manifest abundance and enhance one’s intuitive nature. Overcomes addictions, and aids in healing joints, bones, kidney, bladder and the endocrine system. Increases success, prosperity, business and fertility in all areas (even gardening). Blue: Calms and soothes. Amplifies energy in communications and thought. Aids in channeling and increasing energy. Aids in healing throat, lungs, tonsillitis, thyroid, joints, arthritis and high blood pressure. Yellow: Shamanic work is aided. The amplifying of energy helps in meditation, channeling and intuition and an increase in psychic abilities. Intellectual thoughts are organized with more ease. Heals stomach, upper intestines, upper back and upper spine. Orange: Reduces chronic fatigue. Relieves emotional fear associated with many of life’s negative events: mental breakdown, depression, accidents, rape, divorce and suicidal thoughts. Helpful with phobias. Restores mental and physical equilibrium. Increases psychic abilities. Red: The feeling of stability brings courage and inner strength. This aids in the ability to problem solve. Increases sensuality and aids in sexuality. Good for genitals, reproductive organs, gonads, ovaries, hips legs, feet and stiff muscles. Honey: Increases energy. Amplifies energy. Enhances psychic abilities, astral projection and higher consciousness. Enhances intellect and memory. Associated with sacral and solar plexus chakras. Pink: Stone of life. Amplifies universal life forces. Calming eases and heals the heart chakra filling the heart with universal love and self love. Offers hope, heals inner child. Enhances channeling and astral travel. Heals bones, joints and the physical heart. 17
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Fight cancer with food
By JaNelle Merry, ND

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ou are what you eat and you can be healthy by eating the right foods. Certain foods and herbs are great cancer fighting agents. I could list all the active agents in the foods that make them the great cancer fighters that they are, but the purpose of this is not to give you a lesson in chemistry but to give you a shopping list. First, understand that cancer loves an acid environment so eating foods that will help alkalize your system is important. Second, you can enhance your immune system by taking digestive enzymes every time you eat. Third, drinking plenty of fresh, purified water is critical for helping the body stay balanced and release toxins. Must have foods for a healthy body include: leafy greens such

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as spinach, kale, and Swiss chard; broccoli; carrots; cabbage; cauliflower; yellow, green, red, and orange peppers; tomatoes; sweet potatoes; squash; onions; olive oil; garlic; dark berries such as blueberries, cherries, blackberries, currants, and mulberries; flaxseed; garlic; legumes; grains such as spelt, quinoa, or buckwheat; turkey; salmon; and superfoods such as alfalfa, barley, spirulina and kelp. Notice that dairy, coffee, red meat and sugar are not mentioned in the above list. There are healthy substitutes that can be used such as green tea, almond or rice milk and stevia. Adding anti-cancer herbs (spices) can enhance your eating experience. Herbs such as anise, basil, capsicums (hot spicy red pepper), caraway, cloves, cumin, fennel, garlic, ginger, mustard, rosemary and turmeric should be added to your healthy diet. Two more suggestions: add a slice of lemon to your water as it has an alkalizing affect and read the book “Alkalize or Die” by Theodore Baroody, Jr., D.C., Ph.D., N.D., MA. Happy shopping and bon appetit!
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Calcite from pg. 15

How calcite personally helped me
A few years ago, Jesse and I were at the Weis Earth Science Museum’s Weis’n’miners Geology Club monthly meeting. Jesse was giving a presentation on the power of crystals. There were a variety of folks in the crowd — everyone from a toddler to a 90-year-old. And though there were many differences between us all, one thing we all had in common was our love of minerals. One topic Jesse discussed was the attachment humans have to minerals. Even the oldtimers, who mostly did not see minerals and their properties the way we do, could agree that there was something compelling about those specimens in our collections. And although it may defy logic, those specimens did have meaning in our lives. For me personally, it was about 8 years ago that I first recognized that minerals called to me. Calcite was the first mineral that I recognized I had an attachment to. There are two calcite crystals I possess (or maybe they possess me) that have had a profound effect on me. In a 2-month period I had been in two automobile accidents. Each time the police deemed the other drivers were 100 percent at fault. The first was not consequential. The second, however, was a big deal…. a really, really big deal. I was given a disability rating and told I would need surgery. (With the help of a great healer, both of those diagnoses were overcome.) However, I was in pain and suffering from sleep deprivation. The calcite was my “friend.” The hunk I have is a pretty big piece and I would keep it close while I tried to get through that mess. Sometimes I would actually pet the specimen. The calming effect was amazing. I felt very peaceful. I could just breathe, relax and let the pain go for the moment. After 8 years I have been healed, never having the surgery the doctors said would be necessary. When I’m feeling particularly stressed from the craziness of life, I still seek out my calcite and meditate with it at my side. It centers me and makes the outside world not seem so big and bad. Try it. Who knows what it may do for you.

New Mexican rainbow calcite from Hamilton’s personal collection.

Just as a rainbow offers us many color choices, calcite offers us rainbows of colors, each with their own significant meanings and wonderful curative properties. Calcite is a bridge to our path to healing physically and spiritually.
Jesse Martinez and Jane Hamilton own Mystical Earth Gallery in City Center Plaza, 112B E. College Ave., Appleton. For more information, call 920.993.1122 or visit www.mysticalearthgallery.com.

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have often wondered why a person does not heal after all the prayers have been said, all the ointments have been applied, all the pills and herbal tea remedies have been taken, and still there’s the pain, the agony, the defeat. Why does ‘God’ seemingly answer some prayers of healing and we witness a miracle, while other people (who are all “created equal”) still suffer, perhaps even die with prayers seemingly unanswered? Why on God’s green Earth do we see millions go hungry while others who are already obese, continuously overeat? It’s been said that life isn’t fair and there’s no rest for the weary. Or is it something more? Whenever I’ve been in a spiritual jam, I try to remember to fly above the situation as the angels do, and get their glimpse of the ‘bigger picture.’ Then I have some peace and understanding of what’s happening — and why. My friend and author, Kathleen Jacoby, recently had some health challenges and noticed that she often berates herself for what she perceives she’s ‘doing wrong.’ In the midst of her latest self-critique, it dawned on her that her life is absolutely perfect exactly as it is, and that the fault does not lie in circumstances, but with her perception of these circumstances. As she shifted her attitude and saw her
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body as a most incredible, intelligent, selfcorrecting universe in complete wholeness, she felt love for everything she was experiencing health-wise, rather than anger toward it. Some of the issues seemed to immediately dissolve with this new-found awareness. Then, she reported, “As I look outside of myself and am discontent with current circumstances, I turn that resentment into a beam of light that leads back into the core of my being, and ask, ‘What am I really upset about? What do I really resent about myself or fear I won’t have? Where am I not giving myself enough love, respect, compassion? And beyond that, seeing that my own ‘failings’ are also part of the perfection of this life script.” “I saw that each thing I do and don’t do has a purpose! Instead of berating myself

for what I’m ‘not doing,’ I begin to see the opportunity in the ‘not doing,’ and realize that I don’t have to hold fear, or control, or need to fix things for everyone else. I see life events as being in Divine Perfection because something is working underneath it all — at the soul level to grist the mill, so-to-speak — wringing out limitation and replacing it with a clear view. It’s like squeezing a precious drop of oil from something that takes a long time to relinquish its fragrance, but once released, it remains forever. “Then I began to see the larger view of my situation. Universal timing and my timing are often at odds. But the universe is not and cannot be wrong. Everything we see is the projection of millions of particularized viewpoints, and as each of us clears ourselves of these unwanted images we

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have created, the collective consciousness will begin to reflect what we all say we are looking for – peace, love, and harmony. When we create that internally by accepting who we are and stopping the war we perpetrate against ourselves, or berating the situation we find ourselves in at the moment, we can create Heaven on Earth. “I am certain we will someday return to the Garden, but in the meantime, the wilderness experience has its purpose. And ‘in the meantime’ is the real time we are given right now – our daily opportunity to express gratitude for what we do and don’t have, knowing it is absolutely perfect just as it is. “When the time for change is ripe, it will occur. As I practice loving instead of fearing, have gratitude instead of resentment, life takes on a whole different flavor. Fear has an odor. Love has a fragrance. I prefer the latter.”
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Thinking outside the box when trying to heal pets
This is the story of Mysti, a 7-year-old Golden Retriever, who was diagnosed with Masticatory Muscle Myositis (MM) in December of 2009. MM is an immune attack around the muscles of the jaw and head. It causes swelling and enlarging of these muscles causing pain and reluctance to open the mouth. In severe cases, the mouth cannot be opened even under general anesthesia. Mysti underwent a muscle biopsy to confirm the diagnosis, which came back positive. The only known and accepted treatment for this disease is very high doses of Prednisone over many months, then gradually backing down when improvement is seen. Mysti had been raised on a raw food diet and her owner was a firm believer in natural, holistic treatment to aid the body in healing. Prednisone was out

“Mysti had been raised on a raw food diet and her owner was a firm believer in natural, holistic treatment to aid the body in healing. Prednisone was out of the question because of all of the severe side effects...”
of the question because of all of the severe side effects, but they were faced with now putting together a protocol for dealing with this. Mysti’s owner works with a holistic veterinarian in Green Bay and together they researched other treatment options. Mysti started Bioreasonance Therapy which works with the frequency patterns of the body to reduce unhealthy ones and increase healthy responses to activate the animal’s capacity to heal and regulate itself. They were also able to locate a traditional Chinese Herbalist veterinarian near Long Island, N.Y., that specialized in formulating supplements for specific conditions, including one specifically for MM. In addition to the Biocom treatments and Chinese Herb supplements, Mysti’s owner treated her with therapeutic essential oils, specifically addressing the pain and inflammation and boosting the immune system. Mysti was given the oils orally in a capsule twice a day and also received Raindrop Therapy sessions. She also took several natural supplements to address each of her symptoms to help her body recover. As of this date, Mysti is happy, energetic and pain free! Was this protocol more complicated and probably more costly than putting her on large doses of Prednisone? No doubt! However, the protocol they followed helped heal and repair her body without the serious side effects of Prednisone. The moral of this story is that there are other natural, healthy options available for treatment of serious conditions if you are willing to do some research and look outside the box!
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A major Omega-3 breakthrough
By Terry Lemerond

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f you take fish oil, it’s probably not so you can consume more fat from fish or relish the taste so much that it’s a must for your diet. You take the oil, a gulp from a bottle or a handful of capsules, to get the Omega-3 fatty acids (Like EPA and DHA) into your body. After all, for decades, eating fatty fish or taking fish oil were the only choices we had, and the ability to digest and absorb those unique nutrients varied quite a bit. That’s finally changing with a breakthrough supplement form. The benefits of Omega-3s for heart disease, cancer, depression, inflammation, arthritis pain, and more make fish oil seem like a natural choice. But it isn’t. By the time fish oil is bottled, it has been processed so much that

it bears little resemblance to the Omega-3 fatty acids you would get from eating fish. Fortunately, there’s a better way to get Omega-3s in supplement form. This supplement uses a new European breakthrough in omega-3 science that has a lot of advantages over the oil-form, and is the closest thing you can get to eating salmon — without eating salmon.

Bioidentical Omega-3 fatty acids

This new method uses a gentle, patented cold water and enzyme process to extract naturally occurring marine phospholipids with the omega-3 fatty acids DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) and EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid). It creates a supplement that is much closer to nature and how people were meant to absorb and use

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these nutrients. Because of this process, omega-3 fatty acids are retained on their natural sn-2 position, and are carried by phospholipids – making them absolutely identical to the Omega-3 fatty acids in the human brain. This perfect match allows the body to absorb and use the fatty acids much more efficiently. This is the way you’d get your Omega-3s by eating fish – in the natural sn-2 position. Researchers have found that the Omega-3s naturally bound to these whole salmon phospholipids are up to 50 times better absorbed than fish oil.1-3

Fish oil processing changes the natural structure

Most fish oils on the other hand, are extracted from a variety of small, cold water fish that undergo a lot of processing. The “cooling and pressing” steps, for example, bring the raw material close to boiling and coagulate the naturally-occurring proteins in the fish. This creates its own problems, as it requires large quantities of solvents and the need to reprocess the toxic waste that this method generates. But this heat method also changes the position of the fatty acids as well. Rather than being where nature intended them, on the sn-2 position on the carrier chain, the damaging heat-and-solvent method displaces the fatty acids to the sn-1 and sn-3 positions.4,5

take a lot of fish oil just to see a benefit — from 4 to 6 grams, or 10 to 12 capsules a day! Unfortunately, fish oil doesn’t always sit well in people’s stomachs, so they experience gastric discomfort, bad aftertaste and “fish burps.” But with this new form, the recommended daily dose for healthy people is one tablet. It delivers bioidentical EPA and DHA bound to phospholipids for absorption that is far superior to fish oil, krill oil or squid oil. All without big doses or fish burps. Without a doubt, the Omega-3 fatty acids have shown remarkable benefits. Essential fatty acids (EFA’s) hold cells together and protect them against invaders. EPA and DHA from fish improve heart health and blood profiles, relieve pain through anti-inflammatory action, enhance immunity, elevate mood, and alleviate the symptoms of ADHD, diabetes, skin diseases, promote brain and vision development in infants and children, and help treat Alzheimer’s disease and depression.6-9 So getting Omega-3s is truly essential. But it’s time to rethink the delivery of these nutrients. This phospholipid-bound supplemental form is the first new “news” in Omega-3 delivery science in a very long time. And it’s worth looking into!
Terry Lemerond is the founder and president of EuroPharma, which markets supplements under the Terry Naturally brand name nationwide and is located at 955 Challenger Drive in Green Bay. He has more than 40 years in the health food industry and has created more than 400 nutritional formulations. For more information, visit www.europharmausa.com, www.terrytalksnutrition.com, or call EuroPharma at 920.406.6500. References: See page 31.

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What are the options for hair restoration?
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Q: Who is a good candidate for surgical hair transplantation? A: Almost every person with male pattern or female pattern baldness is a candidate for hair transplantation; however, the patient’s expectations and objectives must be realistic. He or she must understand the limitations of the procedure and agree on the outcome that will take place on his or her head. The single most important factor to consider is how much hair loss will continue as the client ages. With this in mind, the doctor can plan the most natural looking hairline and shape which will maintain the most undetectable and natural hair style. Q: Will I need more than one session? A: Each patient is different depending on their goals and expectations, as well as the level case study of each candidate. It also depends on the number of grafts done in each session. Q: How many grafts will I get? A: It is very important to compare apples to apples here. One graft does not mean one hair. When our hair transplant surgeon cuts the grafts with 1, 2, 3, 4 or 5 hairs, depending on the areas of distribution, the average of 1,200 grafts are 4,5007,000 hairs. These grafts, well distributed, will produce a natural hairline and the desired density and coverage. If you are experiencing anxiety about your thinning hair and would like to learn what treatment options are available to you, please call us at 920.731.7780 to set up a free, confidential hair loss consultation. Visit us at www.changingheadlines.com. Changing Headlines is located at 2631 N. Meade St., Appleton.

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Freye named Goodwill Achiever
By Karen Kramer

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ore than 50 years ago, Ruth Freye was given the choice to either babysit her colicky baby brother or pull weeds in her parents’ vegetable garden. She chose the weeds. At the time, Freye had no idea that her decision would launch a lifelong love of gardening that would also lead to her becoming a volunteer and educator with Goodwill’s Community Garden Partnership. The Goodwill program provides opportunities for diverse groups to share their experiences and knowledge with other

gardeners at a variety of community locations, while also promoting such things as self-sufficiency, food security, environmental stewardship, creation of healthy civic space and donations to food banks. In recognition of Freye’s involvement with the Community Garden Partnership, Goodwill Industries of North Central Wisconsin (NCW) named her as its Outstanding Achiever for September. For more than five years, this Menasha woman has helped gardeners at Goodwill’s UW Fox Community Garden site learn to

grow, think creatively and become a garden community. “With Ruth’s common sense approach, leadership and passion, this site has been developed to showcase The Mosaic Gardens (located at the front of the garden) and other themed sites that offer visitors much to explore and enjoy,” said Susan Richardson, program director for the Community Garden Partnership.

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As examples, Richardson cited the Holy Botany garden (plants held sacred by many cultures); the “Smell and touch the plants” garden (an interactive learning site); the “Guess the plants” garden (a way to identify and name common Wisconsin plants); raised bed and vertical gardens; the Sally Jaeger Altekruse Memorial Garden site; and a children’s corner with sweet pea teepee and a place to play and learn. Freye’s efforts have extended beyond the garden to hundreds of Fox Valley residents and gardeners as an educator, and she has been featured many times by the “Good

Day Wisconsin” morning television show. During the time that she has worked on behalf of the Community Garden Partnership, Freye has planted more than 100 different species of plants and written two instructional pamphlets on these unusual plants, their uses and cultural significance. As she has stated in one of her pamphlets: “Plants can be a teacher, a food, a companion, a healer or a sacrament. They denote a oneness but not a sameness throughout the whole world. It is not necessary to have a common language when the use of plants is involved. Over the years, names of many plants have changed but their original use is still with us.” Richardson noted that “Ruth has provided visitors to the gardens with a rich and rewarding experience — an experience that teaches the connection among plants, planting practices and cultures worldwide. The Community Garden Partnership is

blessed by her devotion and dedication.” On a monthly basis, Goodwill selects a volunteer like Freye or a program participant for its Outstanding Achiever honor. Recipients come from one of Goodwill’s 23 store communities, its Menasha campus or its Ralph B. Shiner Center in Appleton. Keith Wilk, COO of Programs and Services at Goodwill, said the award recognizes “the strides that individuals have made, in part, because of their involvement with programs through Goodwill.” Each honoree receives a certificate of achievement and Goodwill merchandise. For more information, contact Richardson at 920.832.5119 or Susan.Richardson@ ces.uwex.edu; or Wilk at 920.968.6233 or kwilk_gw@gwicc.org.
Karen Kramer is a writer/editor with Goodwill NCW, a not-for-profit human services organization that helped improve the lives of almost 50,000 people across north central Wisconsin in 2010 through more than 25 programs and services. It covers 35 counties and includes 23 retail stores and training centers in communities from Manitowoc to La Crosse, and as far north as Rice Lake and Rhinelander. A member of Goodwill Industries International and Rehabilitation For Wisconsin, it is based at the Goodwill Community Center in Menasha. It is on the Web at www.goodwillncw.org.

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Expert answers to your health and wellness questions
Body fat percentages, plyometrics and alcohol intake
By Karmen Nenahlo

Question: Is it beneficial to get my body fat percentage checked and, if so, what method provides the best result? Answer: Whether or not you get your body fat checked depends on how meticulous you are when it comes to your own health and wellness. Some people are perfectly content to just work out and watch what happens. Others want to track and analyze everything and, as a result, like to have a starting point for body fat, among other things. If you’re in this latter group, then go ahead and get a test done. There are numerous ways to analyze your body fat percentage, from the very expensive to the ridiculously inexpensive, and the very accurate to the incredibly inaccurate. Some of the best methods include getting a DEXA scan, a Bod Pod measurement, or getting underwater weighed. However, these are the more expensive options, and require sophisticated equipment and skilled technicians. You could also try stepping on a Tanita scale, which uses something called bioelectrical impedance to determine your body fat percentage. Unfortunately, the accuracy is somewhat questionable with this method. When it comes to cost, accuracy, and practicality, you really can’t go wrong with a skinfold caliper test. It takes about 5 minutes, it might cost you $10-$50 (depending on whether a consult is included or not), and it’s reasonably accurate. You just need to find a personal trainer, or other health professional, that has done
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hundreds or even thousands of tests. And remember, the initial number isn’t necessarily all that important anyway. You just need a starting point—then, as long as that number trends down over time, that’s all that really matters, right? player and someone recently recommended plyometrics to me to enhance my performance on the court. Good idea? Answer: Plyometrics involves training the neuromuscular system in order to enhance your ability to perform explosive movements. In other words, plyometric exercises are used to increase the speed and force of muscular contractions, so if you’re serious about improving all facets of your game, they would be a nice addition to your current training regimen. You just need to make sure you’re in good enough shape first. A good, solid fitness base is required, meaning you should be relatively strong, flexible, coordinated, and agile. The exercises tend to generate large forces thanks to the intense, repetitive movements, so the risk of injury can be high. It’s best to do plyometrics on a soft surface, and with supervision, since proper technique is of prime importance. You also want to be careful about what exercises you

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as “moderate consumption,” though this certainly isn’t the norm for college-aged folks. As you’re probably aware, excessive alcohol intake can lead to a whole heap of problems including alcoholism, high blood pressure, elevated triglycerides (blood fats), obesity, stroke, heart failure, and even some cancers. But here’s the good news. Moderate alcohol consumption does have its health benefits as well, though this list isn’t nearly as long. The potential benefits include a slight increase in HDL (good cholesterol) and some anti-clotting properties as well, which may have an effect on heart attack and stroke risk. In fact, several studies have linked alcohol to reduced mortality from heart disease, though we can’t be sure that other lifestyle factors weren’t the primary cause. Bottom line — only you can decide how much of a role alcohol plays in your life. Just be responsible, drink moderately (if at all), and don’t drink and drive!
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Salons help raise breast cancer awareness
Salon CTI and Day Spa, along with nine other Fox Valleyarea salons and the Salon Professional Academy, invites the public to help raise awareness of breast cancer. Visit any of the participating businesses this month and get or give a pink hair extension. The money raised will help fund research, treatments and screenings for financially needy women in the area. In October 2010, Salon CTI and Day Spa, along with five other Fox Valley-area salons, joined together for the second year to raise awareness during breast cancer month. By offering pink hair extensions for donations, selling bracelets, airbrush tattoos and pink manicures, they were able to raise $40,000. About 1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer during their lifetime. Research, treatments and screenings are all important components in diagnosing and treating this disease. The money raised last year was donated to the Fox Cities Community Health Center to help screen and diagnose breast cancer in area women. Businesses interested in hosting an event to raise awareness should call Salon CTI and Day Spa at 920.731.9396 or email Terry at terry@saloncti.com.

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Christine Center a sanctuary for spiritual connections
By Teresa Van Lanen
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tillness calls you” is the opening line that the Christine Center implores. The mission of this not-for-profit center, according to its literature, is to “embrace persons of all spiritual paths in a natural sanctuary for spiritual deepening and global transformation.” Nestled in the woods, about one hour east of Eau Claire, is the spiritual retreat called The Christine Center. It is comprised of several acres of prairie and woodland. There are several buildings on site, rustic cottage hermitages and a larger structure with conference rooms, library, chapel, meditation area,

dining rooms and lodgings. The structures are beautiful in their simplicity. The hope of the Christine Center is that the “guests will feel nourished, energized and spiritually uplifted as we seek to give each person an experience of love, respect, appreciation and acceptance by the overall atmosphere of the Center.” The feeling of being embraced and supported to explore one’s own commune with spirit permeates the woodwork at the Center. I have attended two retreats here this year and have found them both relaxing and exhilarating. The nurturing feeling even goes

to the wonderful meals that are prepared and served on site. They are healthy and tasty meals to satisfy all. This Center is a transformative place to participate in structured retreats or in a private retreat of your own choosing. The staff is not imposing, but is open-minded. At the dinner table many different conversations can be heard including discussions on spirituality, nature, art, music and politics -- diversity at its best. Many participants are from here in Wisconsin but other guests come form national and international locations. As a retreat participant, I found the

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Teresa Van Lanen is a life coach who conducts presentations, seminars, workshops, teleclasses and other events that help people reconnect with their creative spirit and to move into more joyful and productive life. Explore the workshop “Your Creative Spirit” held at the Christine Center Dec. 2-4. For products and services, visit Teresa at www.makingartoflife.com. Sign up for a free quiz to gauge how much creative energy you have and other tips. Follow Teresa on Twitter and Facebook as well.

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Increase your breast cancer fighting potential through wellness regimens
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disease. For breast cancer patients, a wellness regime begins with daily consumption of conjugated linoleic acid (CLA) starting at the time of the pre-operative examination. CLA is a fatty acid identified in the 1970s by Dr. Michael Pariza, researcher and director of the Food Research Institute at the University of Wisconsin. Pariza and his colleagues published studies showing that CLA interfered with the growth of cancer tumors. A number of other studies over the last two decades have further shown CLA’s cancer-fighting potential. Some of these studies have concluded that CLA can suppress cancer development in animals, and in human cancer cell lines in vitro. Over the next few years, additional studies are planned to help further understand the role CLA may play in the fight against cancer. The second part of the wellness regime includes consumption of whey protein. Anti-Cancer Research conducted by Baruchel and Vaiu in the mid-1990s showed whey protein concentrate inhibited the growth of breast cancer cells at low concentrations. A recent clinical study with cancer patients showed a regression in some patient’s tumors when fed whey protein concentrate at 30 grams per day. The third step to the daily wellness regime is the nutraMetrix Custom Cocktail with vitamins A and D3. The D3 works synergistically with tamoxifen to inhibit breast cancer cell proliferation. Breast cancer patients take 4,000 to 6,000 IU of Vitamin D3 every day on an empty stomach in an isotonic solution. After six months, the doses of Vitamin D3 and Vitamin A can be reduced. These nutrients added with isotonic vitamins, minerals and the high powered antioxidant OPC3 are very important to the healing process that is needed for patients who have breast reconstruction or breast augmentation pre- and post-surgery. While success with supplements varies by patient, it can help boost your body’s ability to heal efficiently after surgery and cancer treatments. This program can also be used as a preventative wellness regime for total breast health. Consult a board-certified plastic surgeon and wellness staff for more information tailored to your specific needs.
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Corn gluten and its effectiveness on weeds
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ver notice those little signs that are posted on lawns after herbicides are used and think, “There has to be a way to do this without using something poisonous?” There is, and it’s not only good for your lawn, it’s non-toxic. It even helps the environment by taking a by-product of the milling process for corn (yes, corn!) that mills formerly dumped into landfills as ‘useless.’ Nick Christians, Ph.D., a researcher at Iowa State University, discovered that corn gluten meal (also known as 60 percent protein corn gluten to the livestock industry) inhibits the germination of all sorts of weed seeds that we don’t like in our lawn. Which weeds will corn gluten get rid of? Dandelions, crabgrass, creeping bentgrass, foxtail, lamb’s-quarters, purslane and redroot pigweed, just to name a few. At the same time, it is a ten-percent nitrogen fertilizer that lawn grasses absolutely love. Remember, it does take some time to get into the system and become effective, usually about a year or two. Once part of the soil, you can see a reduction of weeds up to 90 percent! If you choose to do it yourself, use a broadcast spreader for best results. You will need to put down about 20 pounds of product per 1,000 square feet of lawn, and do it in the spring and fall. When choosing a lawn care company, first choose a reputable

company that has a good Better Business Bureau rating. Do not go with a company that likes to spray treatments, as the spray is mainly water and doesn’t do much on the lawn. You may find that actually employing a company for organic lawn care is less expensive than choosing to do it yourself. This is because of the amount of product needed to apply compared to the alternative chemical based products. Corn gluten will not kill weeds that are already established, but it will kill any weed seeds that are ready to germinate. To use it as a pre-emergent you must spread it before the weeds germinate, which means in early spring (in Wisconsin, for example, a good rule of thumb is to put it out before April 15. Earlier is fine. Snow on top of it won’t hurt it, nor will cold weather). As a fertilizer, you can use corn gluten in the fall (or during the summer) just the same way you would any other lawn fertilizer, again at 20 pounds per 1,000 square feet. A bonus: if you overdo it, it won’t burn the grass. Be careful, though. You can’t plant grass seed for a few weeks after you use corn gluten (or many

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types of annual or perennial seeds) because it will inhibit their germination, too. You can plant grass seed before you put out the gluten, but make sure the seed has time to germinate and establish itself before fertilizing with the corn gluten. How safe is corn-gluten meal? Currently, it is sold as feed for cattle, poultry, fish, and is the base for many dog foods. It’s a by-product of the wet-milling process for corn. It’s just part of the corn kernel, left over when the food-industry mills the corn for other products. It’s as non-toxic as you can get, as safe as the dry food in a dog’s dinner dish! Corn gluten kills weeds, it fertilizes your lawn, helps our environment by keeping a useful product out of landfills, and is non-toxic to boot. Why use anything else?
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The greening of Appleton
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s an environmentalist today, there seems to be bad news around every corner. The green tide feels like it’s nearly impossible to turn with state and national issues that have divided a lot of people, including families. Economic woes, debt woes and job woes encompass the headlines on a daily basis. Environmental issues get kicked to the curb; get put on the backburner; get tabled for a later date. You get the idea. However, I’m here to tell you that we actually have it pretty good right here in the Appleton area. We have access to fantastically fresh, local produce and to independently-owned green retail shops and restaurants.

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We all have the opportunity to visit the Downtown Appleton Farm Market, the second largest farmers market in the state. It takes place every Saturday outdoors June through October, and then continues indoors November through March. There are several other Fox Valley farmers markets that also take place every week throughout the summer and into early fall. Get to know where your food comes from. Know your farmer.

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• Beatnik Betty’s Resale Butik, 214 E. College Ave., creates and sells clothing from recycled fabrics and buys from local artisans who have upcycled clothing and accessories. • Eco Candle Co. produces earth-friendly soy candles, soaps, lotions and accessories and is located at 123 E. College Ave. • Just Act Natural sells a green, healthy, sustainable lifestyle. Product categories include reusable bags and bottles, non-toxic cleaners, natural body care, recycled plastic toys and wooden toys made in the U.S., baby items, organic cotton clothing and gifts. The store is at 129 E. College Ave. • Habitat for Humanity’s ReStore at 3000 E. College Ave. is the area’s premier new and used home improvement materials headquarters. All merchandise is at discounted prices and the sales go directly to Greater Fox Cities Area Habitat for Humanity. • The Free Market specializes in local, organic food. This is the way the old neighborhood grocery stores used to be back in the day. Visit them at 1000 W. Wisconsin Ave.

cleaners; support sustainability programs and initiatives; and sell Fair Trade coffee. The Appleton location is at 233 E. College Ave. • The Green Gecko Grocer & Deli is yet another place to grab locally-sourced meats, cheeses, produce, beer, freshly-made desserts and much more. They are inside City Center at 10 College Ave., Suite 107. • Stone Cellar Brewpub, 1004 S. Olde Oneida St., has become known for locally-made beer, locally-sourced meats and vegetables and their organic salad bar. • A “kitchen on wheels,” Kangaroostaurant, has entered the local, fresh food mix recently. Their colorful truck tools around town and parks at various locations in Appleton, at city parks and industrial parks. They also source their food from local farmers and producers. The Appleton area is also fortunate to have not one, but two natural lawn care companies: Valley Organics and Backyard Organics. Keep those lawns natural, not toxic. There’s not a lot we can control when it comes to state and national environmental policies or how other people are feeling about the economy, but we can control how we spend our dollars supporting green, local companies.
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Green-minded retail shops have sprouted up in Appleton, especially in the downtown district. • Globally Sound, the area’s only 100 percent Fair Trade shop located at 604 W. College Ave., sells one-of-a-kind items hand-crafted from various countries as well as USA-made accessories.
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peppers that give them their heat. The heat increases metabolism and can also make you feel full sooner. It is great added to hummus, guacamole, cottage cheese, mashed potatoes and pizza. Rosemary: Studies show that rosemary helps reduce inflammation in the body and inflammation is a trigger and indirect risk factor for many chronic diseases.2 Try including it in meat marinades and tomato sauces. Thyme: This spice contains compounds called flavonoids that increase its antioxidant capacity and may offer anti-inflammatory and age-related benefits, such as maintaining your brain’s cognitive function (memory) and promoting heart health. Add some to creamy dips and over cooked vegetables, fish and stir fries. Turmeric: This is the bright yellow spice commonly found in curry powder. One teaspoon has as much antioxidants as ½ cup of red grapes. More studies are showing its effect in safeguarding brain cells from cognitive decline. It is great added to egg salad, or chicken and tuna salads. You can also whisk it into vinaigrettes for cooked vegetables. Recipes using any and all of the spices are readily available on recipe searches on line and in many cookbooks. With each dash, spoonful and pinch of these spices, it will help boost the antioxidant power of just about everything on your plate.
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Directions: 1. Soak skewers in water tomatoes and red onion; press garlic; 2. Prepare ingredients: Dice mango, fresh Set each aside individually. juice lime; and peel and devein shrimp. te red onion and lime juice in bowl to crea 3. Stir mango, chilies, tomatoes, garlic, salsa. Refrigerate. or outdoor grill. 4. Skewer shrimp and place on indoor 5. Brush both sides with teriyaki sauce. salsa. 6. Add any remaining teriyaki sauce to 7. Grill until shrimp turn pink.
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Awaken to the flow of life through yoga, mantra and meditation
By Deb Sommerhalder

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ur time here on earth is a journey of riding the waves of our life. Awakening to the flow of life means simply to “go with the flow” by having the intention to place your Self — body, mind and heart — in alignment with being fully present in what life brings your way. It will not always be easy, but this is where the practices of yoga, mantra and meditation can help. An awakening begins to dawn and you learn to make the waves of your life less dramatic. You begin to ride the waves of your life more gracefully and remember that your innermost nature is one of joy and contentment.

Yoga postures (asanas) are not only a means to work your outer body by building flexibility, toning and strength, but are a means to connect to your inner Self. When you challenge and break through physical barriers in your body you are also transforming your ego, which is very intense but liberating. You will go beyond the limitations of life. Mantras are a means of transformation using words, phrases and sound. The Krim Mantra calls on the Goddess Mother Kali, the Destroyer. This is a very powerful mantra and should be

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practiced with awareness and intent. Calling in the energy of Kali is asking for your ego to be transformed. This mantra captures the mother in your heart. With this technique, place your right hand over the heart chakra with the first four fingers resting on the chest. Create a clockwise circular motion with the hand around your heart, creating a place for Mother Kali to enter your being through the heart chakra. Feel the rays of the sun enter the circle. Chant “Om Krim” 3 times while the hand circles the heart. After three rotations, place hands on knees and continue to chant the mantra. This mantra enables the goddess to surround you and create total protection. Meditation is another great tool to create harmony within your self. When you sit, don’t try to stop the mind; be a witness to your own self. Then peace will come. This is a wonderful meditation from Ma Jaya:

“Meditation is another great tool to create harmony within your self. When you sit, don’t try to stop the mind; be a witness to your own self. Then peace will come.”
every part of your being. When you feel that you are finished, then do the beginning breath again five times. Then just sit, concentrating in your third eye. This light will remain in your cells and keeps you centered all day. The mother who weaves the fabric of your life will keep the internal light always flowing from the universe to your beautiful self. It is she who creates the lacy clouds that are gentle and free, freeing your heart from darkness, she who whispers through the breeze of life and races with the wind to your heart is always available, she who flows like the river through your body and soul. A veil of soft light keeps your being always connected to the universal mother. She brings you her grace that takes you into your higher mind, your god mind. You are her love, and she is yours.
Deb Sommerhalder, E-RYT, is a certified yoga teacher and the owner of Inner Sun Yoga Studio, LLC, Oshkosh. She developed Awakening to the Flow of Life yoga series and is a graduate of David Newman “Durga Das” & Mira’s Kirtan College at Kashi Ashram in Sebastian, Fla. For more information on yoga and chant, contact her at 920.651.1279 or via the Internet at www.innersunyogastudio.com. Sources: Kali Natha Yoga as taught by Ma Jaya Sati Bhagavati

Bringing the Light Within

Breathe in deeply, taking a small breath into your chest — and without breathing out, take another breath and bring the breath into the pit of your belly. Hold the breath there for the count of seven. With discipline, let it out slowly and fully, contracting your stomach muscles until all the air is expelled. Do this breath five times and then sit. Feel a swirling light coming into the top of the head into your chest. Feel this light spread throughout your body, creating light in

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The effectiveness of positive expectations after cancer diagnosis
By Trish Poole

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hen I was in my early 20s, I was diagnosed with lupus. I was lucky on a number of counts but especially because my doctor looked me in the eye and said, “Tricia, I want you to go back to Chicago and stop stressing out so much. Enjoy yourself a bit more and the symptoms will go away.” That was in the very early 1990s and information on the Internet and other sources was not as readily available as it is now so I didn’t bother to look up what lupus meant. I figured that if it was important my doctor would’ve sent me for some sort of treatment or test.

That day my doctor gave me that diagnosis, he might have well as been a top notch hypnotist, also! Whether he was simply following that doctor’s gut instinct or whether he was trained to speak with me that way, it was very helpful and effective. I went back to Chicago and within a day or two all my symptoms had left me. It wasn’t until years later that I realized how serious lupus can really be. Of course, not all situations are like mine. My doctor evaluated the circumstances and took guided

action with me with excellent results even 20 years later. But my situation is a good demonstration of the power of the mind with regard to health. Dr. Bernie Siegel was an oncologist who introduced this technique of positive expectation to the medical community. He found that if he gave his patient a diagnosis with a positive expectation, for example; “Mr. Smith, you have cancer and 6 months

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“When a person is in a state of shock they are actually in a hypnotic state as well, so anything said to them at that moment is like a hypnotic suggestion.”
from now we’ll be sitting here having a cup of tea, smiling about how well you’ve done,” his patient would regularly do better than other patients with the same diagnosis. It turns out that when a person is given a diagnosis of a life-threatening disease, that person goes into a state of shock. When a person is in a state of shock they are actually in a hypnotic state as well, so anything said to them at that moment is like a hypnotic suggestion. This means that the best thing to do once someone is given a diagnosis such as cancer is to follow it with positive expectations to get the best results for that person. Additionally, it has been found that using a variety of techniques to enhance the immune response can aid in positive outcomes for people experiencing cancer. It is imperative that someone fighting cancer get excellent nutrition, good sleep and manage their stress response. Doing those three things will support the neurochemical responses within the body to move more towards homeostasis. Within the National Guild of Hypnotists, there is a certification program called hypno-oncology. Hypno-oncology is not to be used as a sole treatment for cancer but as a support and complement to allopathic treatments like chemotherapy, nutritional therapy, etc. The hypno-oncology program employs hypnosis or mental focus to potentiate the effects of the chemotherapy (make

the chemotherapy more effective) while minimizing nausea. Hypnosis can be used as a pre-surgical technique to reduce the anxiety which can have a positive impact on the amount of anesthesia one needs, thereby improving the overall outcome from surgery. Doctors can enhance the patient’s pre-surgical hypnosis by giving the patient positive suggestions that are similar to the ones from the pre-surgical hypnosis sessions during surgery. Hypnosis can also be used during chemotherapy treatments to distract the patient and even enhance the effects of the chemo. Every person’s experience is unique. And, as Dr. Bernie Siegel has said, ‘’Each patient must become the most important member of his/her medical team,”….by getting actively involved in which treatments they will be receiving and how they will be done.
Patricia “Trish” Poole, CH, EFT-CC, Reiki master teacher, uses a combination of powerful mind-body-spirit techniques to help her clients and students break through blocks, heal and accomplish their goals. For more information, visit www.patriciampoole.com or call 920.819.3774.

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rom the moment a child is conceived they start to learn about themselves and their surroundings. This is witnessed through babies being able to hear sounds in the womb and start to differentiate between light and dark, to after being born they use their crying mechanism to say when they are hungry or cold or hot. A child goes through an amazing transformation in the early years of their life, changing from month to month and day to day so fast that sometimes you are not able to recognize them if they are not seen all the time. During this time of change, the most important part of your child is also changing rapidly, the brain. When a baby is born he or she has approximately 100 billion brain cells and 50 trillion synapses (connections), and as your

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Angela Yingling, M. Ed., is the administrator of Wrightcare Preschool and Child Care Center in Wrightstown. Wrightcare has an eco-healthy seal and serves children from ages 6 weeks to 12 years old. She is currently working on her doctorate in Curriculum and Instruction at Marian University. She can be reached at 920.532.0222 or wrightcare@att.net.
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By Jennifer Walla

A woman’s hair is her identity and when she loses it, it can have devastating effects.
No one is more familiar with that than Stacey Kolze. Each day, the owner of Nell’s Wigs in Green Bay meets women who’ve lost their hair. Whether due to the side effects of chemotherapy, heredity or some unknown cause — hair loss is a very traumatic experience, she says. “Your hair is your crowning glory,” Kolze says. “You know how you feel when you have a ‘bad hair day?’ Multiply that by a thousand when it’s the final insult in your journey with cancer. You’re scared and tired, maybe you’re feeling sick, and just not like yourself. Losing your hair, while often expected in that journey, is the icing on the cake in terms of the final injustice you’re dealing with.” A bright spot in that journey? If you opt to use a wig while recovering from breast cancer treatment, your options are much better than they were just 10 years ago. “Today’s wigs are more high quality than they used to be, whether they’re made from human hair or are synthetic. So we work with our clients to help them find the best option for them and their lifestyle. We want you to feel comfortable and confident in whatever you choose,” she says.

Feeling comfortable and confident about your look begins with education. Each client receives a personal consultation in a discreet environment. A hallmark of the space (located at 930 W. Mason St.) is a large mural on the wall of a cherry blossom, which in Japanese culture symbolizes the transitory nature of life. Kolze, who has a background in theater, studied lighting design and production in college. She eventually moved into stage management, later discovering she had a knack for hair and makeup. While touring in Asia with a company, she was attracted to the Zen aesthetic the culture evoked. “For the business, I wanted a very relaxing space that would allow women to feel comfortable,” Kolze says. “So while it’s a discreet environment, we encourage women to bring in friends or family members during their initial consultation. They are a great support system and can help give feedback about styles and options.” Nell’s Wigs carries current collections of Raquel Welch, Eva Gabor, Ken Paves Hair Do inspired by Jessica Simpson, Put On Pieces and Dancing With the Stars for wigs, hair pieces and extensions. It also is the only shop in Wisconsin that previews Raquel Welch and Eva Gabor’s VIP collections. A variety of brushes, combs/picks, fashion scarves, bandanas, hats, caps, liners, wig stands, false eyelashes/eyebrows and adhesive/remover are available for purchase. Most wigs need to be adjusted and altered to fit a woman’s facial features,
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personal taste, style and head size. “It’s not a matter of just plopping a wig on your head,” Kolze says. “You have to consider your lifestyle, how much maintenance you want to put in, and your budget.” Wigs with a lace front, which have long been used in film and theater, look more realistic than their synthetic counterparts, which are less expensive. “Some of my clients who go that route say that their doctors and nurses can’t believe they’re even wearing a wig,” Kolze says. “The construction is that much better. But every wig company on the market has upped the ante today and things are so much better than they used to be. “But that’s also why wig prices have gone up. Hand knotted styles look like the hair is growing out of your scalp versus those that are machine made. You pay for a higher quality, but I think you feel more confident.” Kolze, who is a licensed cosmetologist, also offers wig cleanings, styling, custom shaping/trimming, perming, color and highlights. Nell’s also works with those who want to donate hair, get makeup tips or have eyelash application. Eventually she would like to offer even more services. “I envision a full-service salon in the future,” she says. “I’ll add a mastectomy boutique and oncology massage therapy. I’d also like to offer chemical-free services because many clients prefer a more natural approach to hair care. Non-surgical hair replacement is also in the works.”

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What’s the difference between a house and a home? Most people have heard the saying that “Home is where the heart is.” Here at Heartwood Homes Senior Living, not only do we believe in that statement, every day we strive to put our hearts into making you feel at home, by the personal care we provide as well as the atmosphere of our homes. Owner Jason Schmitz, R.N., established Heartwood Homes Senior Living more than 10 years ago with a simple vision: to provide the best assisted living and memory care services possible. Ensuring that our elders live with distinction, independence, personal choice and respect, we’ve become one of the most experienced and innovative providers of memory care in the Fox Cities. Our homes are licensed as Community Based Residential Facilities (CBRF), more commonly known as assisted living facilities. We are unique to the industry as we specialize in caring for people with all forms and stages of dementia. In fact, ‘memory care’ is all we do, in addition to providing compassionate 24-hour nursing care in a professionally managed, carefully-designed, real home setting, where individuality is recognized and privacy is respected. We understand that each person is unique and special. The services each senior requires are never exactly the same. We call this our “person-centered” approach to living. It allows us to give choices about day-to-day living, service and care options. This way,

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we help maintain the individuality and dignity of our elders and provide the best possible lifestyle and service options. We accommodate and strive to make Heartwood Homes Senior Living the kind of place you’d recommend to friends and family; the kind of place you would be happy to call home. Our mission and vision are straightforward. We are devoted to providing the highest quality in assisted living health services by ensuring that our residents reside with the greatest dignity, individuality, and comfort as possible. We envision that elders truly direct their own care and make their own decision about how they spend their time. A world in which caregivers are highly interactive in choices that are related to their jobs and the people they care for. The elders, their families and the staff are part of a flourishing, independent community where interaction matters. We encourage a common movement where new ways of individualizing care are freely shared. Heartwood Homes Senior Living has two convenient locations in the Fox Valley: 1413 N. Mason St., Appleton, and 1255 De Pere St., Menasha. For more information, please visit our Web site at www.HeartwoodSeniorLiving.com, or call 920.955.3131.

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Balancing healthy lawns with healthy lifestyles
By Todd Rockweit

This month’s question:

A concerned individual recently contacted me with this issue. “My dog lays in our yard all the time. Do I really want to expose her to this [chemical weed treatment]?” I was definitely comfortable offering this individual an emphatic “no.” We shouldn’t expose our family to any chemicals if we can avoid them. But the journey to organics is different for everyone both in pace and outcome. My journey started with inquiry. I’ve always relied on unbiased research when making a decision; land and lawn care are no different. The evidence is significant as

Nathan Diegelman clarifies in his article “Poison In the Grass: The Hazards and Consequences of Lawn Pesticides.” • “Congress found that 90 percent of the pesticides on the market lack even minimal required safety screening. Of the 34 most used lawn pesticides, 33 have not been fully tested for human health hazards. If any tests are done, they are performed by the chemical manufacturers, not the EPA.” • According to the EPA, 95 percent of the pesticides used on residential lawns are possible or probable carcinogens.

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• National Cancer Institute reported children develop leukemia six times more often when pesticides are used around their homes. • The American Journal of Epidemiology found that more children with brain tumors and other cancers had been exposed to insecticides than children without. • National Cancer Society and other medical researchers have discovered a definite link between fatal nonHodgkins Lymphoma (NHL) and exposure to triazine herbicides (like Atrazine), phenoxyacetic herbicides (2,4-D), organophosphate insecticides (Diazinon), fungicides, and fumigants; all of which have uses as lawn chemicals. This may be an important contributing factor to the 50 percent rise in NHL over the past 10 years in the American population. • Studies of farmers who once used these pesticides found alarmingly high numbers of NHL, especially in those who didn’t wear protective clothing. • This latest finding also proves the theory that most danger from pesticides comes through dermal absorption, not ingestion. • University of Iowa study of golf course superintendents found abnormally high rates of death due to cancer of the brain, large intestine, and prostate. Other experts are beginning to link golfers, and non-golfers who live near fairways, with these same problems.
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“According to the EPA, 95 percent of the pesticides used on residential lawns are possible or probable carcinogens.”
On a personal note, my dog, Gruzin, recently passed away from cancer. Was his passing due in part to my traditional chemical lawn care used before moving to the organic way? There is no way to tell for sure, but I will certainly do everything I can to prevent this from happening again. The factual and anecdotal research is enough for me, but I respect any individual’s right to choose. There is a reason why the chemical fertilizer industry has to post yards with warning after treatments; there is a reason why parts of the East and West coasts have banned synthetic fertilizers; there is a reason why the President appointed a panel to research the link between cancer and fertilizers (use link to view the full report.), and there is a reason why our guts are telling us “these chemicals can’t be good.” Trust your gut and the evidence that seems to be mounting against the chemical fertilizer industry. Many respond to the research and their instincts by going completely organic. Home owners want a weed-free lawn, and most of our customers prefer to achieve this the organic way, with organic soil amendments and compost teas. Treating weeds organically does require patience, however, which is why some customers will choose one or two synthetic weed treatments if their unwanted plants have gotten out of control and the lawn perhaps requires a “rescue.” We step in then with an organic application, a follow up which lessens the effects of the chemicals they put on the soil. This approach offers customers a reasonable compromise on the road to a more sustainable and healthy future.

Ultimately, we are committed to assisting our customers in their move toward organics and respect each person’s journey. If you have a question regarding organic land care, feel free to email or call us. Who knows, your question might end up in next month’s Q&A article. To read Nathan Diegelman’s article in its entirety, refer to this link: http://www.cqs. com/elawn.htm. The President’s cancer panel’s 240-page report may be viewed in a PDF at: deainfo. nci.nih.gov/advisory/pcp/pcp08-09rpt/ PCP_Report_08-09_508.pdf The President’s cancer panel Web site is: http://pcp.cancer.gov.
Todd and Tara Rockweit are owners of Backyard Organics, LLC, Wisconsin’s first organic land care business accredited by NOFA, one of two organizations in the country that accredit Organic Land Care Professionals (AOLCPs). Backyard Organics also supplies organic weed herbicides and a variety of natural and organic pest repellents either in bulk and/or ready-to-spray bottles. To read more about our products and services or if you would like to submit a question please visit us at www.backyardorganics.net, email us at info@backyardorganics. net or call us at 920.850.7450.

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The sense (and cents) about scents
By Jane Hestnes, LMT, APP

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s we button-up our homes for the season, we create the ideal setting for some good old fashioned aromatherapy. And the longer we’re in this ideal setting, the more aware we become of the need for some refreshing aromas. (Nothing puts a grimace on the face quicker than an unhappy olfactory.) Some may view aromatherapy as a lot of fluff with little substance, but that “fluff ” is a science which propagates billions of dollars in revenue for a variety of industries. Among household and personal cleaning products alone, our noses have more influential buying power than we may realize. There are a variety of products available and an endless list of scents to choose from solely for the purpose of enhancing the bouquet of our living space. Among all of those options, there is one that’s often overlooked and so worth considering — essential oils. Essential oils are highly concentrated plant extracts and each plant provides its own impressive list of benefits and uses. For example, lemongrass oil is proving notable results in ongoing research for cancer prevention. Marjoram, the very same herb found in most kitchen cupboards, is a great muscle relaxer (in oil form) due to its vasodilator properties. Setting medicinal uses aside, essential oils provide clean-burning scents. Cheaper-grade candles achieve the same effect, but these also put waxy oil residues, soot and perfumy chemicals into the air and lungs. So be cautious when making your aromatherapy purchases. Take time to read the label. “Fragrance oil” is by no means the same as “essential oil.” Fragrance oils may have the scent you’re looking for, but they also have more mystery additives than you bargained for. Aromatically releasing the essence of nature’s bounty is as easy as flipping a switch or striking a match. Diffusers are wonderful contraptions designed for this very purpose. Electric diffusers
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and simmering pots are easy enough to fill up, plug in and flip the switch. But don’t forget to shut them off! If you prefer the aesthetics of candlelight (while saving a watt or two) tea-lite diffusers are the route to go. The reservoir typically holds enough water to outlast the burn-time of the candle and the candle is selfextinguishing (unlike electric diffusers, which may scorch if left on when the reservoir dries up). Regardless of which type of diffuser you choose, once the diffuser’s reservoir is filled with water, adding just a few drops of essential oil releases those natural scents into your home. Citrus oils (lemon, orange, grapefruit, etc.) are typically among the lesser expensive oils and deliver a crisp, refreshing scent. (They’re also great in the kitchen for cutting through filmy grease build-up.) These oils blend well with herb, spice, floral and resin (tree bark) oils. Seasonal combinations such as orange and cinnamon in the cooler months can subtly enhance holiday get-togethers or lend to the coziness of quiet times. In early spring when “cabin fever” sets in, citrus, jasmine and spearmint, or citrus and any of the floral and mint oils, are a welcome combination. This type of blend is light and invigorating, just what one might need to help shake off those winter blues.
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“Essential oils are highly concentrated plant extracts and each plant provides its own impressive list of benefits and uses. For example, lemongrass oil is proving notable results in ongoing research for cancer prevention.”
From calming and soothing to uplifting and invigorating, aromas can subtly yet effectively transform your personal environment. So even with windows locked down and household odors locked in, you can breathe easy knowing that something scentsational is just a few drops away.
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Begin prepping now for spring lawn and garden
By Sarah Everson

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s temperatures drop and leaves change color, it is time to start thinking about prepping your lawn and gardens for the winter and next spring. What are you to do with the fallen leaves? Is it too late to start a compost pile? Does compost “work” over the winter? When should you apply natural fertilizers such as compost or manure? These are a few of the many things to think about as summer comes to a close. Leaves can be used in many different ways. They can be collected and saved for future composting. They can cover up a current compost pile for the winter. Leaves should not be placed directly on

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“Fall is the perfect time to collect “browns” for composting.”
a garden, however. Because leaves are a carbon source and require nitrogen input as they decompose, they will take nitrogen from the garden soil. Essentially the leaves rob the garden soil of its nitrogen when they are removed in the spring. An acceptable alternative is to rototil the leaves into the soil immediately so come spring all the nutrients from leaf matter decomposition remain in the garden. Untended leaves contribute to green algae blooms when they get into the storm drains as part of street and lawn runoff (www. renewourwaters.org). Mulching the leaves into the grass is a popular and effective habit to maximize replenishment of soil nutrients while reducing harmful runoff. Mulching is as simple as making several passes over the lawn with your lawn mower will chop up the leaves and integrate the particles into the grass. After a winter of decomposition, the leaf pieces help your spring grass grow green and strong. Don’t forget to remove leaves from gutters and storm sewer outlets, too. These can be added to your compost pile or mowed into the lawn. Fall is the perfect time to collect “browns” for composting. The most abundant “brown” during the autumn is leaf material. Other compostable “brown” materials are wood chips, paper and cardboard. “Browns” such as leaves are easy to store and help control odor in a compost pile. Leaves can be stored in garbage cans or bags or simply piled beside your compost heap for easy access. Remember to keep a ratio of 2 to 3 parts “browns” to 1 part “greens” in the compost pile. “Greens” include grass clippings and food scraps such as egg shells, banana peels, coffee grounds and vegetable scraps. “Browns” break down slowly counteracting the rapid break down of “greens.” Bulkier, drier “browns” also help to keep air in the pile keeping the process of digestion aerobic. Anaerobic digestion, on the other hand, creates odor problems. As environmental temperatures drop, the composting process will slow down. Piles smaller than 3’ x 3’ x 3’ (a cubic yard) are most affected by cooler weather. But never fear! Compost material can still be added to piles even if they are frozen. Once spring returns, the pile will heat up again and material added during the winter will begin composting. Fall is the perfect time to apply nutrient-rich natural fertilizers to yards and gardens. While manure-free compost is safe to apply any time of the year, manure should only be spread in the drier fall season because it contains potentially harmful bacteria that may contaminate garden produce if used during the growing season (http://hort.uwex. edu/articles/safely-using-manure-garden). Applying natural fertilizers such as manure or compost before the snow falls allows nutrients to work into the ground. Once the frost clears in the spring, the added nutrients are readily available for growing plants to use.
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 920. 921.6223.
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How seniors can save money
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any restaurants, both local and national, offer senior discounts such as a free cup of morning coffee, 2 for 1 menu specials, early-bird discounts, special senior menus or a percentage off the total meal. It is important to ask about senior discounts before ordering because the discounts are not always advertised. Often restaurant chain employees are trained not to suggest the discounts or senior menus because of age sensitivity. Therefore most restaurants will not apply the available senior discounts unless a request is made.

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• Culver’s: 10% off (60+) • Denny’s: 10% off, 20% off for AARP members (55+) • Dunkin’ Donuts: 10% off or free coffee (55+) • Fuddrucker’s: 10% off any senior platter (55+) • Golden Corral: 10% off (60+) • Hardee’s: $0.33 beverages everyday (65+) • Comfort Inn: 20%-30% off (60+) • Comfort Suites: 20%-30% off (60+) • Dollar Rent-A-Car: 10% off (50+) • Econo Lodge: 20%-30% off (60+) • Enterprise Rent-A-Car: 5% off for AARP members • Greyhound: 5% off (62+) • Hampton Inns & Suites: 10% off when booked 72 hours in advance • Hertz: up to 25% off for AARP members • Holiday Inn: 10%-30% off

• IHOP: 10% off (55+) • KFC: free small drink with any meal (55+) • Krispy Kreme: 10% off (50+) • Long John Silver’s: various discounts at participating locations (55+) • McDonald’s: discounts on coffee everyday (55+) • Mrs. Fields: 10% off at depending on location (62+) • Hyatt Hotels: 25%-50% off (62+) • InterContinental Hotels Group: various discounts at all hotels (65+) • Mainstay Suites: 10% off with Mature Traveler’s Discount (50+); 20%-30% off (60+) • Marriott Hotels: 15% off (62+) • Motel 6: 10% off (60+) • Myrtle Beach Resort: 10% off (55+) • National Rent-A-Car: up to 30% off for AARP members • Quality Inn: 20%-30% off (60+) • Rodeway Inn: 20%-30% off (60+)

participating locations (60+) • Sonic: 10% off or free beverage (60+) • Subway: 10% off (60+) • Taco Bell: 5% off; free beverages for seniors (65+) • Waffle House: 10% off every Monday (60+) • Wendy’s: 10% off (55+) • Sleep Inn: 20%-30% off (60+) • Southwest Airlines: various discounts for ages 65 and up (call before booking for discount) • Trailways Transportation System: various discounts for ages 50 and up • United Airlines: various discounts for ages 65 and up (call before booking for discount) • U.S. Airways: various discounts for ages 65 and up (call before booking for discount)
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• Kohl’s: 15% off (60+) • Rite Aid: 10% off on Tuesdays & 10% off prescriptions • The Salvation Army Thrift Stores: up to 50% off (55+) • Stein Mart: 20% off red dot/clearance items first Monday of every month (55+) • U.S. National Parks: $10 lifetime pass; 50% off additional services including camping (62+) • Regal Cinemas: 30% off • Ripley’s Believe it or Not: a % off one-day ticket (55+) • SeaWorld Orlando: $3 off one-day tickets (50+)

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sound scientific knowledge and the traditions of natural healing. Biological practitioners like Twohig try to find the systemic causes of illness. He favors the least invasive, least traumatic and least toxic means of diagnosis and treatment to support the body’s natural ability to heal itself. “The relationship between your oral health and physical health is most often overlooked and conditions go undiagnosed. But everything that happens in your mouth affects your body and vice versa,” he explains. “Your teeth and gums can induce

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for periodontal disease, xylitol education, nutritional and medication consultations, and oral cancer screening are also options. Twohig, DDS, graduated from Marquette University Dental School in 1976. He has continued his education, later earning a degree in naturopathic medicine as well as an advanced degree in Integrative Biological Dental Medicine. “There were many things in the field of dentistry that I questioned all those years ago, including the use of fluoride and amalgam (mercury) fillings,” he says. “For more than 15 years I have not used amalgam fillings and did not place many before that.” “My training has provided me the opportunity to offer the most advanced treatment for safe mercury removal, treatment that extends above the standard of care prescribed by the powers that be. We also have removed all fluoride treatments due to lack of evidence that this chemical has more benefit than is a health hazard.”

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here and now, bringing you into the present moment. As you become more familiar with using your breath to center yourself in meditation, there comes a point when you will feel comfortable incorporating this into your daily life. When experiencing stress, frustration or anger, you can take a few deep breaths and really “feel” your breath coming into as well as leaving your body. This triggers your mind to be in the present, which can help you adjust your attitude with the current situation. Meditation offers many lessons in its practice that have enormous benefits in daily life. Concepts such as acceptance, gratitude, being present, and kindness are wonderful to experience in meditation. There are many different styles of meditation you can learn to enhance your ability to feel these emotions. One common benefit many people feel is when these abilities translate into their daily life to help them be, in general, more at ease. The ancient, tried and true practice of meditation has helped people around the world commit to themselves. It also helps people to become comfortable spending time alone, in silence. You may find that as your meditation practice grows and matures, you crave the solitude and peace of mind brought by meditation. Your inward journey may just be starting, but the outward results you’ll experience could be amazing!
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The founder of Cuong Nhu, O’Sensei Ngo Dong, developed it into a complete martial arts that encourages students to bring more meaning to their lives by improving their personalities and develop themselves physically so they may positively contribute to society. O’Sensei said Cuong Nhu is the Art of Love by having an open heart, open mind and open arms. He believed in lifting the spirits of the people up. Philosophy is a strong part of Cuong Nhu. We focus on a general philosophy of self-discipline, respect for self and others, humility, patience, being honest and having high moral character. The martial arts philosophy that we teach focuses on how to judge a situation, when and when not to fight, how to hit, where to hit, what to hit with, types of weapons to defend with, dealing with multiple attackers, etc. Being safe in class and having fun are also important aspects of our curriculum. For example, when we workout, including during sparring drills and sparring, we

emphasize safety by using light contact, communication, having the right attitude especially while sparring. We also focus on learning from each other rather than competing with each other. Many people say they feel more confident, more fit, gain valuable self-defense skills and have a lot of positive experiences with Cuong Nhu. Members are from all over the United States, including international members in Germany and France. “Without philosophy and mental maturity, a martial artist is just a trained street fighter.” - Ngo Dong
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Try a facial mask for a beautiful complexion this season
By Caitlin Brotz

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s the days grow shorter, the nights get colder and trees shed their leaves, people can still look forward to bobbing for apples, costumes and sweet treats to help usher in the winter season. Halloween is fast approaching. Kids are picking out their costumes and parents are buying candy and decorating their houses with ghoulish creatures and cobwebs. If your skin is starting to feel a bit ghoulish, too, it’s time to give a little TLC to your face. And what better way to usher in the holiday season than to try out a mask. Facial masks can do wonders for your skin and give you the complexion you want for the holidays. With the changing of the seasons, your skin will change as well. Just as your body needs different clothing to protect it against the changing weather, your skin needs a different skin care regime to properly protect it from the elements. By adding a facial mask application once a week, you will deep clean pores, help skin retain its natural pH balance, and stay moisturized in the drying winter weather. Contrary to popular belief, facial masks are more than just silly tricks that women do in order to try to get their “beauty rest.” Facial masks can be soothing or energizing, and the actions and rituals often involved with applying a weekly facial mask can be an effective stress reliever. Most masks are both moisturizing and deep cleaning. This allows the pores in the face to be cleansed deeply, which gets rid of trapped dirt and oily build up. Additionally, masks help buff off the dull and lackluster top layer of dead skin cells. Once the dead skin cells have been removed, your skin will look tighter and more brilliant. The use of a weekly facial mask could also reduce the look of fine lines and small wrinkles. Most masks are going to be thick like clay and in fact, many masks are clay based. Clay is a very beneficial beauty trick. Rhassoul clay is one of the best cosmetic clays. It is a very fine ancient clay that comes from deep below the Atlas Mountains in Morocco. It has been used for more than 1,400 years cosmetically. Rhassoul clay has an extraordinary power of absorption that makes it more effective than other clays for cleansing, detoxifying and general skin treatments. This clay contains higher percentages of silica and magnesium along with potassium and calcium than other clays. These elements aid the detoxification process, which can improve
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“Rhassoul clay...can help to restore skin elasticity, remove dead skin cells, unclog pores and prevent skin drying.”
your skin’s appearance and eliminate premature aging signs. Due to the high concentration of essential minerals, Rhassoul clay can prevent the development of skin disease. When you age, your body isn’t able to produce a sufficient amount of minerals and you need to find other sources to get these essential minerals. The depletion of trace minerals can result in brittle nails, lackluster hair and fragile bones. Rhassoul clay helps to replenish the depleted minerals. When Rhassoul clay is used as a mask it can help to restore skin elasticity, remove dead skin cells, unclog pores and prevent skin drying. It also reduces flakiness and dryness while improving clarity, elasticity and texture. The Rhassoul clay mask will help to eliminate excess oil, dead skin cells, sebum and dirt. It will also leave your skin feeling smooth and moisturized. And since it has antimicrobial properties, this clay is perfect if you have skin blemishes. Ubtan is another facial mask to try, although it is not clay. Ubtan is a creamy delight for your skin and its name is derived from the Hindi name for beauty mask. Ubtan is a very old recipe for a facial or body mask, which uses turmeric and chickpea flower. Ubtan usually contains other ingredients such as ground nuts or lentils, Ayurvedic spices, cinnamon, mustard seed, sandalwood, flowers, cream, and nut pastes (such as almond or cashew). Ubtan is a powerful exfoliating treatment that stimulates the underlying tissues of the skin. It is used in India as a beautification ritual before marriage. The treatment serves as a soap-free, antiseptic cleanser, it increases circulation to the skin and helps heal damaged skin. Additionally, it helps reduce the occurrence of blackheads and pimples. Ubtan can be used daily to cleanse and exfoliate sensitive skin and skin affected by eczema and psoriasis. Masks should be applied to a freshly cleaned face that has been rinsed with warm water. This will allow the pores to open and help it work. When you put your mask on, feel free to lie down and relax. You can play music, read a book or watch your favorite TV show. Most masks should be applied for 15-20 minutes before being washed off. Finally, when it is time to rinse the mask, do so in cold water. This will help close the pores, protecting them against oil and dirt, and also energize your face. When you decide to use a weekly facial mask routine, you are most certain to feel the good effects of it later down the road. You can keep your face looking healthy and your complexion having a brilliant glow. And when you are done with your facial mask you won’t want to hide your radiance behind a Halloween mask. Enjoy bobbing for apples, trick-or-treating and carving your jacko-lanterns. And, of course, your beautiful complexion.
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Big program helps Parkinson’s patients’ voice and speech
By Kimberly Karrmann, PT

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ccording to the Parkinson’s Disease Foundation, as many as 1 million Americans live with the disease. This is more than the number of people diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, muscular dystrophy and Lou Gehrig’s disease combined. Patients living with Parkinson’s deal with various symptoms such as impaired balance, tremor, slowness, stiffness, muffled and softened voice, depression, mood and memory problems, sleeping problems and fatigue. Because of the combination of these symptoms, Parkinson’s patients struggle with movement, shuffle their steps or appear stooped over when walking or standing. A physical therapy/exercise program dubbed the Big program was developed and is used worldwide, teaching Parkinson’s patients to use exaggerated body movements to help stop the negative

changes that happen in one’s body. Big patients meet with their physical therapist for one hour, four times a week for 16 visits. Through the program, therapists teach the patients to move at a high intensity, increase the way they move and their range of motion. Often compared to accelerated tai chi, the Big program is an adaptation of the Lee Silverman Voice Training (LSVT) LOUD method, which was created to help improve Parkinson’s patients’ voice and speech. The program includes repetitive, exaggerated movements to increase dopamine production in the brain and recalibrate muscle function. It requires large amplitude and high-energy movement, and patients

“When patients are able to ‘think big,’ they no longer feel internally quiet or small. ...those who are eligible have a faster gait, bigger steps, better balance, improved trunk control and flexibility, and an increased range of motion in joints.”
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are expected to do these exercises twice a day for the rest of their lives. When patients are able to ‘think big,’ they no longer feel internally quiet or small. Although not every Parkinson’s patient is a good candidate for the program, those who are eligible have a faster gait, bigger steps, better balance, improved trunk control and flexibility, and an increased range of motion in joints. The Big program creates a new set point for the Parkinson’s patients and enables them to walk with a more normal stride using these techniques. The end goal is to give patients new ways to do the simple things in life they’ve always done, and with fewer restrictions.
Kimberly Karrmann, PT, is an associate practitioner at Neuroscience Group. Neuroscience Group offers the Big program, where physical therapists work with patients to help them recognize what is normal and abnormal movement and then by repetition, ingrains these large amplitude movements to become automatic ways of moving. For more information, visit www.neurosciencegroup.com.
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Demystifying the process of Rolfing® Structural Integration
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olfing® Structural Integration is a transformative bodywork and somatic education system designed to align and balance the body. By addressing and releasing restrictions within connective tissue called fascia, Rolfing® SI encourages the body to heal itself. Because the road to a more flexible, mobile, painfree existence is actually a holistic process and not a magic pill or quick fix, a bit of mystery enshrouds the work. People seek Rolfing® Structural Integration (SI) for varying reasons. Some want to find relief from chronic pain or increase their flexibility and mobility. Some want better posture. Some want to deepen a

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“By addressing and releasing restrictions within connective tissue called fascia, Rolfing® SI encourages the body to heal itself.”
for the work. Some clients know right away that they want to systematically unclutter their bodies and clear body history, so they decide to commit to ten or more sessions while others just want to dip their toes into the pond and commit to a single session. Once the initial consultation is complete, the Rolfing® SI process — which actually began the moment the client contacted the Rolfer — advances to the actual bodywork session. Rolfing® SI sessions begin with a brief check-in and assessment of a client’s structure and function. This usually involves breathing, lifting arms, doing knee bends, walking or other movements. This assessment clarifies goals, marks progress and helps to plan subsequent sessions. The client then lies on a padded table or sits on an adjustable bench while the Rolfer uses her hands, arms and bodyweight to put slow, sustained pressure in certain directions on the tissue of the client’s arms, legs, front and back. Directional pressure helps to reposition fascia, take slack out of an area, or release restriction. Throughout a Rolfing® SI session, the client is very much an active participant in the process. For instance, while working on the shoulder, the Rolfer may encourage the client to breathe into the sides of the body or to stretch the arm overhead. A Rolfer may also use slow guided-awareness work to facilitate more efficient and aligned movement or focus on better breathing. A client is strongly encouraged to be ‘present’ at all times during a session while at no time is this client asked to go beyond his or her level of comfort. A Rolfer who feels that her client is ‘checking out’ or bracing against a particular stroke speed or depth of pressure will adjust her approach to meet the needs of the client.

Slowly and systematically, the Rolfer works with the client’s nervous system to allow the body to repattern itself at a pace that is effective and comfortable. This coordinated effort encourages reeducation and reprogramming of the body’s movement patterns. After the session, the client is asked to be present and aware of his or her body and to respond to any needs as they arise. Drinking plenty of water, going for a walk, or taking a warm bath is recommended. To promote and anchor new changes from the session, the client is often given ‘homework’ in the form of movement explorations or encouraged to journal about any awarenesses or realizations that may have surfaced. The client then leaves the session integrated and prepared to explore a world of new possibilities in moving, standing and being!
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Is your calcium giving you osteoporosis?
By Megan Kerkhoff, CHC, AADP

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hat’s the first thing that comes to mind when you think of healthy bones? Not surprisingly, most would say calcium. The label on your favorite cereal now reads “more calcium for healthy bones!” and nearly everything from orange juice to cookies is now fortified with calcium. Antacids are even marketed for their bone-building calcium. Many doctors instruct their female patients to take supplemental calcium daily. So if we’re a nation of calcium-lovers, why do we have some of the highest rates of osteoporosis in the world (about 30 million Americans)? Factors like inactivity and

genetics play a part in the development of this “silent killer,” but shockingly, the most overlooked factor is… too much calcium! Healthy bone consists of a dozen different vitamins and minerals like potassium and chromium, and also need cofactors like essential fatty acids and Vitamin D for their assimilation. The problem lies in that the very foods people consume most often to get their calcium are often severely lacking in these equally important minerals. Between calcium supplements, fortified processed foods and a diet high in pasteurized dairy

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An ideal bone-strengthening food, hazelnuts contain a nearly perfect balance of 22 essential vitamins and minerals. These nuts are higher in calcium than almost any other food, with an ideal 1:1 ratio of calcium/ magnesium. While they do not contain Vitamin D, they supply the fat-soluble vitamins and essential fatty acids necessary to utilize Vitamin D from the sun and to absorb and transport the calcium just as nature intended.
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“The countries that consume the most milk (USA, Australia, Switzerland and the UK) have the highest rates of osteoporosis in the world.”
What happens biologically when there is imbalance?
heartbeat; prevention of breast and colon cancer, osteoarthritis and osteoporosis; thyroid function and the immune system. Other nutrients, like magnesium and Vitamin K, are responsible for transportation of calcium. When these nutrients are absent, calcium is unable to be properly carried to the bones and teeth. It instead lodges itself in the soft tissues, such as the arteries, joints, and skin. The hardening (calcification) of arteries is known as arteriosclerosis and is a leading cause of high blood pressure and eventually stroke/cardiac death in America. People as young as their 20s have painful calcium deposits surgically removed from their joint and skin tissue. Research has also shown that magnesium deficiency will cause calcium to be misdirected into kidney stones. In a world overrun by “Got Milk” ads, our bone health inevitably depends upon educating ourselves. When we ignore the hype and advertisements and instead create a nutritionally rich and balanced

environment in our bodies, we will have strong, durable bones for years to come! Recommended reading: “The Calcium Lie: What Your Doctor Doesn’t Know Could Kill You,” Robert Thompson, MD; www.realmilk.com; The Weston A. Price Foundation, www.westonaprice.org.
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In order to absorb calcium, we first must have our “gatekeeper,” Vitamin D. Vitamin D is unusable until it is activated first by the liver, then by the kidneys. Only then can it allow calcium to pass from the intestines into our bloodstream to be used by the body. When too much calcium is consumed, our bodies will intelligently stop the 2-step activation process of Vitamin D, allowing the excess calcium to pass through unabsorbed. This protective act, however, leaves our bodies with no Vitamin D until our calcium consumption is lowered. In men, the prostate is then left vulnerable, as Vitamin D serves as its main protector. This explains why the men who consume 2-3 servings of pasteurized dairy per day have a 34 percent increased risk of prostate cancer. Vitamin D is necessary for the development of bones and teeth; regulating

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How expanding consciousness affects your wellbeing
By Bob Reber

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hat is consciousness and how can it affect our health and wellness at all levels of our being? In search of the answer, I had the opportunity to have a conversation about consciousness with Paul Rademacher, the executive director of the Monroe Institute. The Monroe Institute is dedicated to the exploration of and research in human consciousness. Rademacher began our conversation by stating, “There is a global awakening of humanity that is taking place in our world. There is something happening from an evolutionary aspect in the world that has everything to do with human consciousness; and there are

a number of aspects to this evolution.” “Humanity has come through at a time where, through western culture, we have developed the left side of the brain (the logical, linear side) and have reached the limit of that development,” he said. “This can be seen throughout our society in the structures we have built to support and encourage the development of the left brain and are now seeing the wear and tear on these structures as we exceed the capacity of left brain development. The societal hallmark of this overdevelopment of the left brain is the unrestrained individuality with no connection to each other or the world around us.” “The next step in this evolution is to bring together the left

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Ordinary People, Extraordinary Perceptions

There is no charge for his presentation, but a suggested donation of $10 is gratefully accepted. For more information on this and Paul’s other talks and workshops, please visit the Wisconsin Local Chapter of The Monroe Institute at tmiwisconsin.com
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“Once considered that you are more than your physical body, the boundaries are removed and your world is expanded dramatically.”
(logical, linear) and right (creative, intuitive) sides of our brains with a synergy that develops between them and without dominance by either of them.” “Another aspect to this evolution of human consciousness is for us to understand that the physical reality is not the only reality to explore. The physical can light up with mystical magical light that most do not recognize, yet there are just as magical illuminations of dimensionality that can be explored as well. When we recognize the capacity of human perception we should explore those other perceptions as well. It is this exploration that holds the key to the future of human consciousness and the direction in which it will evolve next.”

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“This is the fundamental question of our time,” Rademacher continued. “There are two levels that we need to examine. The first is the sentient consciousness. This is the idea that if something has the ability to feel, then it has a level of consciousness. The second level is when the entity (individual) becomes aware that they are aware; and it is this second level that has captured the imagination of the scientific community and is now being researched.”

But how does this apply to our daily lives?

“Most people spend large portions of their day living in the first level of consciousness. They are having sensory experiences but not always aware that they are having them,” he stated. “It’s when the individual wakes up and says, ‘I’m aware that I’m aware’ and they enter the second level of consciousness. This is what scientists are now calling the ‘bing.’” “When this sudden awareness of being aware, this ‘bing’ occurs, there is a change in the brain’s activity. Gamma synchronizing takes place and large areas of the brain (in both hemispheres) begin to activate simultaneously and the person begins using more of their brain’s capacity.” “Studies of experienced meditators (including Tibetan monks) have shown that they experience this Gamma synchronizing at higher level than the general population not only while meditating, but throughout their daily activities. This means that training in meditation and mindfulness can be traced in the brain and can make permanent changes (or shifts) in the brain and our level of consciousness. This dramatically increases the potential for people to become aware of not only with the outside dimension (sensory), but also the internal dimensions (non-physical) that exist.” “If you’ve lived most of your life only exploring the 3-dimensional world, there are boundaries and limits to your exploration. Once considered that you are more than your physical body, 87
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Antioxidants – our body’s free radical scavengers
By Tony Bednarowski

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ost of you have heard the word ‘antioxidant’ before. Increasingly, we’re seeing label claims of foods being ‘rich in antioxidants.’ You’ve even probably read about antioxidants and their importance in preventing cancer and many other chronic diseases. So what exactly are antioxidants, how do they help promote good health and how can we make sure we are getting our healthy dose? To answer those questions, you first need to understand a little about free radicals. Free radicals are actually atoms or groups of atoms having an odd or unpaired number of electrons that form on the interaction of oxygen with certain molecules creating what we call ‘oxidization.’ Once formed, they begin a chain reaction and, being highly reactive, react with important cellular components such as cell membrane or DNA and can cause immense damage. This can cause cells to function poorly or even die. This is where our friends the antioxidants come in. An antioxidant is a compound that can neutralize free radicals by donating

“A healthy, well balanced diet...is the absolute best way to take advantage of getting the antioxidant nutrient protection you need.”

an electron to the free radical, preventing the electron theft that can cascade into cell damage. Fortunately, the body can boost its supply of antioxidants with substances found in food. Vitamin C, Vitamin E, beta carotene, alpha-lipoid acid, carotenoids and flavonoids are some of the best known and widely available antioxidants found in food. Phytochemicals such as lycopene found in tomatoes and watermelon, lutein in dark green vegetables, tannins in tea, and lignans in flax seed, oatmeal and barley, are also antioxidants. Some minerals such as copper, zinc, manganese and selenium, though commonly referred to as antioxidants, do not have antioxidant activity themselves, but are critical to the activity of antioxidant enzymes. I recommend a diet that is rich in whole foods, including fresh fruits and vegetables, berries, leafy greens, whole grains, nuts, seeds, herbs and fish. A healthy, well balanced diet rich in these foods is the absolute best way to take advantage of getting the antioxidant nutrient protection

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• Vitamin A and Carotenoids • Carrots, squash, broccoli, sweet potatoes, tomatoes, kale, collards, cantaloupe, peaches and apricots (bright-colored fruits and vegetables) • Vitamin C • Citrus fruits like oranges and lime, etc., green peppers, broccoli, green leafy vegetables, strawberries and tomatoes • Vitamin E • Nuts & seeds, whole grains, green leafy vegetables, vegetable oil and liver oil • Selenium • Fish & shellfish, red meat, grains, eggs, chicken and garlic • Flavonoids/polyphenols • Soy, purple and concord grapes, pomegranate, cranberries, tea • Lycopene • Tomato and tomato products, pink grapefruit, watermelon

• Lutein • Dark green vegetables such as kale, broccoli, kiwi, brussels sprouts and spinach • Lignan • Flax seed, oatmeal, barley, rye

Commonly Known Phytochemicals:

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Understanding the ties that bind
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ach and every one of us has the right to be free to live the life of our choosing. That’s a pretty strong statement, given all that we are responsible for . Or is it? The first step to freeing yourself to live the life of your dreams is to take responsibility for all aspects of your life and allowing others to do the same with theirs. Finding and maintaining your integrity is of prime concern. How do you maintain your integrity? By becoming very clear about who you are, what you value and whether your behaviors support who you are and what you value. Realizing that the only control you can exert is over yourself and your way of being, you can focus inward and align yourself with your Highest Self. Putting forth the effort and doing the work is one of life’s most rewarding (and humbling!) experiences. Many of the world’s oldest and most enduring philosophies and spiritual beliefs focus on freeing oneself of worldly attachments in order to have peace of mind. How do you move that theoretical concept into something that you can work with in your everyday life? To begin with, there’s a great assessment tool that Coach U provides for work with clients. Take the assessment yourself and see where you may be able to release some of your attachments on your way to building a life where you’re free to choose!

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Following is “The Attachment Index” [On a scale of 1 (less true) to 5 (more true) rate yourself on the following 25 statements]: ❑ I watch more than 10 hours of TV or videos per week. ❑ I smoke more than five cigarettes per week. ❑ I drink more than five alcoholic beverages per week. ❑ I have more than one caffeinated beverage per day. ❑ My thoughts often revolve around sex and having sex. ❑ I critique my appearance in the mirror more than four times per day. ❑ I gamble more than once per month or lose more than 10 percent of my take-home pay. ❑ I use cocaine, dope, other drugs more than once per month. ❑ I virtually always get my way. ❑ I must be in a relationship to feel great. ❑ I usually put myself and my needs last. ❑ I suffer or tolerate far too much. ❑ I barely pay my bills and often pay them late. ❑ I go shopping more than four hours per week. ❑ I attend more than one workshop or personal growth seminar per month. ❑ I sleep more than nine hours per night. ❑ I am often late and/or rushed. ❑ I try to manage the impressions other people have of me. ❑ I eat sugar (cake, candy bars, drinks) more than four times per week. ❑ I often think about food and my next meal. ❑ I work more than 45 hours per week. ❑ I have to be the best at everything I do. ❑ I use adrenaline to get the job done or to meet deadlines. ❑ I over-promise or don’t keep my word. ❑ I am always busy. To interpret the results, add up your score. • 25-50: You are very free • 51-75: You are human, but you would benefit from some detachment work • 76-90: You are human, but you are being held back by your attachments • 91-100: You are human, but not really yourself • 101-125: You are an attachment machine! When you release from your attachments and become more in alignment with your Highest Self, you are free to place those things in your life that give your life true meaning. You are also able to express more clearly who you are and take an active part in life. When you do, you inspire others to do the same. We become truly helpful in the world by taking responsibility for our own lives, becoming courageous role models and practicing self-discipline. When doing so, we inspire others to do the same and follow their own highest road or pathway. We all become truly free.
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Nutritionists are important health care providers
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ith a great emphasis being placed today on the importance of the food that we take into our bodies, it is not surprising that there is a greater demand for knowledge when it comes to what we eat. There are a couple of different occupations wherein people design specific diets suited to meet the needs of specific individuals in order to remain healthy. Two of those occupations are nutritionist and dietician. Both groups of individuals can be found practicing privately or publicly, devoting their time to nutritional science and the use of nutrients to prevent, cure, or alleviate different symptoms exhibited by the human body. Many people use the terms nutritionist and dietician interchangeably, but in fact there are differences between the two. Nutritionists are individuals interested in nutrition education and health promotion, and have the option of completing bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees in nutrition programs which have no American Dietetic Association (ADA) affiliation. These individuals function independently of the ADA and disseminate nutrition information through methods such as consultation, research, and teaching. Did you know that the ADA lists among its corporate sponsors soft drink giants Coca-Cola and PepsiCo, cereal manufacturers General Mills and Kellogg’s, candy makers Mars and Unilever, the multinational corporation that owns many of the world’s consumer product brands in foods and beverages? Nutritionists work with people’s health on an individual basis, and follow no vague nutritional guidelines as they work to get to the root of the problem and treat the person, not the symptoms. There are a variety of patient scenarios that a nutritionist is able to educate and counsel. First, there are patients in need of alleviating health conditions such as high cholesterol, high blood pressure, glucose control, migraines, mild depression and irritable bowel disorders, to name a few. Here, a nutritionist would educate on dietary and supplement therapy as a way to alleviate their
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symptoms and wean them off of prescription medications (when the patient and their primary care provider consider appropriate) and instead utilize natural options. Second, there are those looking to feel better health-wise, but are more focused on getting themselves to their ideal healthy weight. With these patients, a nutritionist would perform an individualized body composition analysis which provides the patient with a “snapshot” of what their body is composed of (i.e., fat, muscle, water inside and outside of cells). The body composition analysis also provides them with their accurate body mass index (BMI), basal metabolic rate (BMR – calories burned at rest), and daily energy expenditure (DEE- calories currently consuming daily). All these measures may be a rude awakening for some, but this gives the nutritionist a starting point to put together a customized weight loss roadmap for their body and nobody else’s. Tailoring their food and beverage preferences is also important to this customized wellness plan. A patient needs guidelines that they can carry with them the rest of their life! No guidelines for a quick fix or predetermined pyramid of food choices approach. Retesting body composition after a few months is also provided as the patient will need to adjust their daily calorie intake as needed and also monitor their fat loss. Lastly, there are also patients who have a mix of both health conditions they have been struggling with for a long time but also can’t seem to lose that excess weight that has caught up with them. Here a nutritionist would put all the above mentioned practices into play, but would also educate and encourage the patient to look into food sensitivity testing. This is completely different than having a food allergy that you live with the rest of your life. Food sensitivities cause chronic issues that do not “kill” the patient, but make them feel miserable and hold onto weight. The 87 great thing about determining food sensitivities is that no
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f you want authentic Asian cuisine, but a visit to Asia isn’t an option, make GingeRootz in Appleton your next destination. Sisters and co-owners Doris and Alice Ng never fail to amaze with one of the most delicious and heart healthy menus in the Fox Cities. Walk in the doors to GingeRootz, 2920 N. Ballard Road, and you’ll instantly feel welcomed. A contemporary, yet warm environment is the perfect backdrop to the experience, whether you’re enjoying a drink at the bar (with complementary appetizers), or you opt to dine in. The restaurant’s upscale ambiance is like something you’d find in a big city, and the menu is not the typical greasy “Chinese” food you find at other places. In fact, GingeRootz offers many vegetarian options for health-conscious consumers. Over the years, the menu has been re-vamped to offer Asian-inspired recipes from around the world. Recently a highly anticipated sushi menu was introduced. It includes nigiri (hand-pressed seafood or fish) over rice, sashimi, traditional maki, and six vegetarian roll options. On a recent visit, our diner opted to start her meal with a freshly prepared Singapore summer roll (not fried) and a delicious and filling miso soup, a vegetable-based soup which includes tofu, seaweed and scallions. For her entrée, she chose the “Customize-a-Bowl” dinner option. Choosing one of 6 available noodle options, add a sauce, vegetables and protein. The extensive
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menu also includes generous poultry, seafood, noodles and rice, meat and vegetable dishes. Each is served with white rice, although brown rice, chicken, beef or pork fried rice can be substituted for an additional charge. GingeRootz offers CHIP (Coronary Health Improvement Project) dishes along with many gluten-free options. It also offers the most delicious Asian menu options including everything from traditional dishes, such as General Tso’s chicken, Tangerine chicken and Pad Thai, to more adventurous fares like salmon in black bean sauce and ginger fried rice. One of the most popular dishes on the menu is the crystal shrimp, a lightly breaded jumbo shrimp meal served with a sweet white sauce and tossed with sesame. Although this is not a CHIP-approved dish, “it is worth any guilt you may feel from eating it,” one diner recently said. There is something for anyone and for whatever mood you may be in at GingeRootz. There’s a full lunch menu any time of day. A back room for private parties that seats up to 40 people is also available. Be sure to visit on Thursdays for the spa happy hour or Mondays for 50 percent off bottles of wine. They offer different happy hour specials every day of the week. Check them out online at www.gingerootz. com for specials and a full menu or call 920.738.9688. Catering is also available. GingeRootz hours: Sun-Thu 11-9:30 p.m., Fri & Sat 11-10 p.m.
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Put your garden to bed
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ho doesn’t like curling up under the sheets on a chilly fall morning? When the temperatures dip, it’s time to start thinking about tucking your garden in for the winter as well. There are a number of tasks to complete before you relax by your fireplace to watch the Packers. • To cut back or not to cut back … that is the question. Some gardeners like to cut back the foliage and spent flowers of perennials in order to have their garden tidy for the winter and not have to worry about getting into soggy spring planting beds. Some like to leave the stems and flowers up for insect habitat, bird food, to catch snow for insulating the soil and for something besides snow to look at in the winter. No matter what your choice, it’s a good idea to remove diseased and insect ridden plant parts and dispose of them so they don’t cause problems next year. • Mulch marginally hardy roses such as hybrid teas, floribundas and grandifloras with two or more feet of wood chips after the ground freezes. At the Garden, we pile the chips on top of and among the canes. Usually this ends up occurring around Thanksgiving. • Plant bulbs. Add some spring color to your garden by planting spring blooming bulbs. You’ll have something to dream

about and monitor as the weather warms up in the spring. Attend the class at the Garden on October 5th to get some bulb planning tips and design inspiration. Complete these tasks and you’ll be able to pull up your own covers and hit the snooze button, knowing all your planting beds are ready for the winter. Sweet dreams!
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How to cope with stress at the office

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he workers of the world are working more. So says an annual study of employee benefit trends from MetLife. In 2010, 40 percent of employees admitted their workload had increased compared with the previous year. While there are many reasons that can account for a heavier workload at the office, heavy layoffs in countries across the globe has, in many instances, left those who weren’t laid off with extra work. And companies might be surprised to know just how much this approach isn’t working. The MetLife study also found that 68 percent of employees surveyed reported that the quality of their work had suffered and that fear of losing their jobs played a significant role in how well they did their jobs. While employees might not be able to quell their fears of one day being laid off, there are things they can do to reduce the stress that often accompanies such fears. Stress is a part of most professions and can even be a good motivator. However, when stress is prolonged or excessive, the results can be very unhealthy. Men and women with high stress levels are more likely to suffer from depression, anxiety and cardiovascular disease. When faced with prolonged or excessive stress at the office, men and women can take the following approaches to avoid succumbing to stress.
Determine what is causing the stress.

Stress triggers vary depending on the individual, so men and women who are coping with excessive stress should write down
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anything that causes them a negative response, whether that response is physical, emotional or mental. After a week, sit down and look at the various things that triggered these negative responses. Choose one and work to resolve it. Determine if there is a way this trigger can be avoided. Do this with each trigger one by one. It might not be possible to successfully address each trigger, but it’s worth the try and it is likely that certain triggers can be successfully avoided. Manage time effectively. One of the problems with an increased workload is the time in the day to complete that work does not simultaneously increase. This reality makes it easy to become overwhelmed with stress. But a few time management techniques can help. Prioritize certain tasks, ensuring projects that are time-sensitive get done ahead of those that aren’t. When setting a schedule for work, be realistic. If a schedule isn’t realistic, that will only cause more stress. Maintain a personal life. Effectively managing stress at work involves having a personal life away from the office. All work and no play is a recipe for stress. No matter how big a workload awaits you at the office, be sure to make time for enjoyable activities away from work. Spend time with friends and family, plan a weekend getaway or simply relax at home. Such time, even

if it’s not as often as you might like, makes dealing with stress at the office that much easier to handle. Remain physically active. Exercise is a great remedy for stress. In fact, the American Psychological Association notes that studies have suggested physically active people have lower rates of anxiety and depression than sedentary people. While research is ongoing, some researchers feel exercise enhances the body’s ability to respond to stress. In addition, exercise seems to give the body practice at dealing with stress. While exercising, the body’s physiological systems are forced to communicate with one another. These same systems must also communicate with one another when responding to stress. Regular exercise helps the body communicate more efficiently, something that helps when the time comes to respond to stress. Stress at the office is likely always going to be a concern for working men and women. However, there are ways to effectively cope with stress no matter how daunting a workload might be.
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two people are the same, and once they get their results, they simply avoid those foods for a period of 3-6 months and rotate their daily foods with the assistance from the nutritionist. This is done through a simple blood test that can tell you which foods — many of which may be healthy choices — are making you unhealthy! Having a customized road map to wellness is so helpful in our busy lives. So many people say, “I wish someone would just tell me what to eat,” so they can feel better, lose weight and avoid dietary mistakes. Well, a nutritionist can tell you exactly what to eat! Meeting with a nutritionist is well worth one’s time. Get yourself the individualized attention you and your family deserve!

the boundaries are removed and your world is expanded dramatically. This awareness alone has an immediate impact on your sense of self, self-identity, meaning, purpose and sense of well-being.” “We now know there are physiological changes in the brain and we can change the structure of the brain through mindfulness, meditation and inner exploration. Yet, there are other long-term effects of expanding our conscious awareness that we have been discovering at the Monroe Institute. These are:

A sense of guidance

This is a deep-seated knowing that you are not stumbling through life alone and that there is a meaning and purpose you can begin to integrate into your life’s experiences.

A sense of playfulness in life

healthy and vital lives. Neher offers weight loss consultations using Body Composition Analysis, ALCAT food sensitivity testing and nutritional advice on many conditions to help people reach their health and wellness Kimberly goals. She presents several “Nutritional Neher Healing” lectures monthly. To schedule a consultation, or for further information, call 920.339.5252 or visit www.wisewomanwellness.com.

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Individuals demonstrate many different ways of expressing themselves through Kimberly Neher, MS, Clinical Nutri- various modes of expressions (i.e., art, tionist, is the newest health care consul- school, writing, etc.). They experience the tant to join Wise Woman Wellness, freedom of following passions to become LLC, De Pere. She has partnered with who they truly want to be. Randi Mann, NP, owner and woman’s

The demonstration of multiple intelligences

If you have a sense of being more than your physical body, your fear of death takes on a different perspective along with the trials, difficulties and problems of this life. Because of this greater perspective, all the events of life become less threatening allowing you to be more playful.

Compassion for one’s self and others

Anticipation of and tolerance for liminal states

Liminal states are in-between states where change is taking place in a person’s life. It is the period when chaos precedes the transition or is a part of transition. Often it is the time in which the old has passed away and the new hasn’t yet emerged.

When entering into or walking a mystical path in life, the strict idea of individuality breaks down and we see the interconnectedness we have with all living things. We then understand that what I’m doing to another, I’m also doing to myself. To learn more about your conscious evolution, Paul will be speaking at various locations in Northeast Wisconsin in October. For more information, visit www. tmiwisconsin.com.
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Mondays & Wednesdays in Oct. • 9 - 9:15 a.m.

Awakening to the Flow of Life Hatha Yoga

Align the body, mind and soul with breath, slow movement, postures and mantra for health and happiness. Classes held in Neenah. For pricing and location contact: Inner Sun Yoga Studio 920.651.1279, email isys@ innersunyogastudio.com or visit www.innersunyogastudio.com. Saturday, Oct. 1 • 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Enjoy the sights of fall flowers, trees of all colors, and fun & informative activities for adults and children of all ages. Fall Family Festival includes children’s activities and games, crafts to eat and take home, story times and music, contest and prize drawing as well as adult educational offerings. All games and activities for Fall Family Festival are included with general admission to the Garden. Special Family Rate for Fall Family Festival - $10, Adults (age 13 and above) - $7, Children ages 5 through 12 - $2, 4 and under – FREE Seniors (65 and up) and AAA members - $5, GBBG Members and/or NWTC Students & Staff - FREE. For more information please contact our Educator, Kelle Hartman at 920.491.3691 ext. 107 or khartman@gbbg.org. Wednesday, Oct. 5 • 6 p.m. Come learn about the benefits and therapeutic qualities of essential oils. This is a hands on class so you can smell, mix, and play with the oils. You will be able to make an item to bring home. This class will be given by Cheryl Hosmer, naturopath. Cost: $10. Synergy Chiropractic & Wellness Center, N1739 Lily of the Valley Dr., suite 7, Greenville. Call to register: 920.757.6440 Fridays, Oct. 7 and 28 • 6:30 - midnight Wrightcare Preschool and Child Care Center in Wrightstown will be offering drop in daycare for children to allow parents to have date night. Dinner will be provided at 6:30 with activities and projects planned. Cost: $5/hr or $25 for the night. Please call 920.532.0222 one week in advance to make reservations due to limited space and to plan the meals. Saturday, Oct. 8. • 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Join us for Neenah Animal Shelter’s first annual 2K pledge walk through the beautiful fall foliage of Riverside and Kimberly Point parks in downtown Neenah. Walk with or without a pet. Walk with a pack of friends. Walk in honor of a beloved pet. Lots of fun things for kids, pets and people at the park. Bring the whole family and help raise money for our shelter animals. Print registration and donation forms at www. neenahanimalshelter.com. E-mail FurryFlurryPetWalk@gmail.com with questions.
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Reiki II

Sundays, Oct. 9 & 16 • 12:30 – 3:30 p.m. Take yourself to the next level with Reiki. (Reiki I is a pre-requisite for this class.) In the Reiki II class you learn new skills of how to utilize Reiki healing energy and are attuned to be able to send Reiki using symbols that fine tune the energy which includes sending long distance and through all time and space. The class is held at the Peace & Wellness Center in Green Bay. $175 fee includes all materials, the attunement, both meetings and practice. To reserve your space email trish@patriciampoole. com or call 920.819.3774. Sunday, Oct. 9 • 3 - 4 p.m. At Jitter Bean Coffee and Ice Cream Café, 2670 Monroe Rd, DePere Sunday, October 23 • 3-4 p.m. At Kavarna, 143 N. Broadway, Green Bay Learn the basics of this ancient, stress relieving practice and how to integrate it into your daily life. Instruction, guided meditations, and discussion to follow. Cost is $10. Preregistration requested by calling Wendy 920.621.4593 or e-mailing browndogmeditation@yahoo.com. Thursday, Oct. 13 • 6 – 8 p.m.

terns which may be hindering your life experience. Class is being presented by Gayla Sintow. Cost: $25 per person. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED BY OCT. 13. Please call 715.823.6040 or email Jen: gardenofhealing@frontier.com to register. Class held at Jen’s Garden of Healing, 47 S. Main St., Clintonville. Please park and enter in the back of the building. Enter through red doors.

Green Bay Botanical Garden Fall Family Festival

Rolfing® Structural Integration OPEN HOUSE

Wednesday, Oct. 19 · 4 – 8 p.m.

Meditation Basics

Victoria L. Huss, Certified Rolfer™ of New Possibilities Integration LLC is hosting an Open House. Learn more about this transformative bodywork system and register to win a complimentary Rolfing® Structural Integration session. This Open House is held in the Zuelke Building (6th floor) located at 103 W. College Ave, downtown Appleton. For more information or to RSVP, please call 920.427.7653 or email victoria_huss@yahoo.com. Thursday, Oct. 27 • 6:45 - 7:45 p.m. SpiritDance recognizes that the body knows how it needs to move to facilitate the healing that we most need. Combining guided meditation with freestyle dance provides a vehicle through which you are empowered to release blocks, eliminate stress and find that place of peaceful calm within yourself. And you just might have fun! Suggested fee: $10 Contact: Inner Sun Yoga Studio 920.651.1279, email isys@innersunyogastudio.com or visit www.innersunyogastudio.com. Thursday, Oct. 27 • 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.

SpiritDance with Lauri Lumby

Hypnosis to Improve Study Skills - FREE

Intro to Aromatherapy

Date Night Daycare

Good study skills can become habit. Hypnosis works with the subconscious mind where all habits persist. Good study skills can be learned and enhanced. Taught by Patricia Poole, CH who has been providing hypnosis services for 13 years. Space is limited. This class is for children ages 13 and older and one parent must attend. For more information or to reserve your space call 920.819.3774 or email trish@patriciampoole.com. During this class you will learn how the subconscious mind works and how to make it work better for you especially with regards to studying skills. During the second half of the meeting, we will do a group hypnosis session for good study skills. This class will meet at The Peace & Wellness Center, Green Bay. Thursday, Oct. 13 • 5:30 - 8 p.m.

Practice Yoga to the Live Music of Dennis Hawk - 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. Cost: $10 plus yoga Kirtan - 7 - 8 p.m. Cost: $10 Potluck - 6:30 -7 p.m. Bring a dish to pass if
Sign-up for one or both you wish and enjoy this community gathering! Contact: Inner Sun Yoga Studio 920.651.1279, email isys@innersunyogastudio.com or visit www.innersunyogastudio.com. Saturday, Oct. 15 • 6 - 7:30 p.m. class ticket

Furry Flurry Pet Walk

Meetings are every 4th Thursday each month, same place & time at The Machine Shed in Appleton. This group is designed for women to create lasting business and personal relationships and to assist other women in business and in life. MEETINGS INCLUDE: Introductions, mini-mastermind, discussion topic, networking tip, speaker presentation, growth and success share, gratitude share, inspiration, motivation and connections. To RSVP and for more information visit www.powerfulyouwomensnetwork.com or call Traci Powell 920.243.3100 or Tracie Kleiner 920.858.9041 or e-mail us at appletonpowerfulyou@gmail.com. Wednesday, Nov. 9 • 6 p.m.

Powerful You! Women’s Network Meeting

Improving Your Child’s Brain Function

Guided Meditation and Visualization

You will be guided on a meditative journey to a sacred place and receive a gift from spirit. In addition, meet with your guides and higher self to identify and clear obstacles and energetic pat-

Does your child have difficulty concentrating or learning? We will discuss a natural approach to supporting the brains and nervous systems of kids. This class will be given by both Dr. Jessica Will and Cheryl Hosmer, naturopath. Cost: FREE. Synergy Chiropractic & Wellness Center, N1739 Lily of the Valley Dr., Suite 7, Greenville. Call to register: 920.757.6440.
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ANIMAL SHELtER
Neenah Animal Shelter 951 County Road G, Neenah 920.722.9544 www.neenahanimalshelter.com Neenah Animal Shelter has been helping loving pets find loving forever homes for more than 50 years. We are happy to help find the perfect pet for you. Stop in to meet our adoptable pets or check out their photos and videos on our web site.

Our community partners in the natural health and green living revolution…
center that uses weekly CSA produce during the summer and fall. We offer a preschool program during the school year from 8-11 a.m. M-F taught by a certified teacher and offer a Spanish language program. Join our family, we would love to have you.

CAFÉ/COFFEEHOUSE
Harmony Café 233 E. College Ave., Appleton • 920.734.2233 1660 W. Mason St., Green Bay • 920.569.1593 www.harmonycafe.org Harmony Café is a NON-PROFIT Coffeehouse. All sales income goes to Goodwill Industries of North Central Wisconsin. We are a GREEN coffeehouse offering our customers organic coffee and fair trade beans. Each cup of coffee and shot of espresso is ground, crafted and brewed fresh by our skilled baristas for a gourmet coffee experience. Free Wi-Fi available.

CHIROPRACtIC
B’wel Chiropractic Dr. James Benzschawel 3020 E. College Ave., Suite F, Appleton 920.738.9997 www.bwelchiropractic.com B’wel Chiropractic is dedicated to helping you achieve your wellness objectives -- combining skill and expertise that spans the entire chiropractic wellness spectrum. Dr. James Benzschawel is committed to bringing you better health and a better way of life by teaching and practicing the true principles of chiropractic wellness care. We tailor a wellness program to target your needs using the least invasive yet highly-effective techniques and services. Strong Chiropractic Dr. Daniel Strong 1426 S. Commercial St., Neenah • 920.725.0800 1801 N. Richmond St., Appleton • 920.831.4110 1040 S. Koeller St., Oshkosh • 920.426.9898 www.strongchiropractic.com Strong Chiropractic is a dedicated wellness facility that has a personal mission to help, inspire, encourage, and motivate anyone who is in need of improving or seeking to optimize their health. Using the gentle touch of NUCCA (National Upper Cervical Chiropractic Association) techniques combined with carefully researched nutrition they have clarified the pursuit for the cause of health, rather than the cause of illness with exceptional results.

BANK
East Wisconsin Savings Bank Kaukauna: 109 W. 2nd St. 920.766.4646 Little Chute: 1805 E. Main St. 920.759.0532 Appleton: 501 E. Wisconsin Ave. 920.731.5858 Kimberly: 220 W. Kimberly Ave. 920.788.3522 Freedom: N3947 Columbia Ave. 920.788.6341 Greenville: W6318 Wisconsin Road 920.757.9770 www.eastwis.com We welcome the opportunity to serve your banking needs and desire to help you...Build a “Wonderful Life.” Since 1887, East Wisconsin Savings Bank has helped thousands of local families achieve the peace of mind that comes from attaining financial independence. It’s our privilege to offer you proven financial solutions and personal attention.
Build a “Wonderful Life” with

CANDLES/BAtH & BODY
Eco Candle Co. 123 E. College Ave., Appleton 920.830.0123 www.EcoCandleCo.com Downtown Appleton’s artisan candle shop where everything from soy and beeswax candles to soaps and bath products are handmade using the highest quality, natural ingredients. Our candles are made with organic, Americangrown soy wax, which gives you a clean burning candle that supports American farmers. Convenient online shopping also available at www.EcoCandleCo.com.

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.

CARPEt CLEANING
Chem-Dry of Appleton & Oshkosh, Inc. 1313 Racine Road, Menasha 920.739.5757 www.chem-dry.net/foxvalley.wi ABRA Chem-Dry of Green Bay 1977 Kane Lane, Green Bay 920.465.9047 www.chem-dry.net/ajgreenbay.wi For thirty years, Chem-Dry has been at the forefront of the carpet and upholstery cleaning industry with innovative equipment and powerful cleaning solutions. Prolong the life of your carpets and upholstery with routine cleaning. Chem-Dry delivers top-quality service at an excellent value. Chem-Dry only uses The Natural - no soaps, detergents or other harsh chemicals. Ask today about the benefits of Hot Carbonating Extraction. FOR A DEEP CLEAN THAT’S ALSO GREEN.

COLON HYDRO-tHERAPY
Natural Healing Solutions Certified Colon Hydro-Therapists 345 E. Wisconsin Ave., Suite #6, Appleton 920.830.3909 www.naturalhealingsolutionsllc.com Feel healthier, remove toxic waste from your body and relieve symptoms like chronic fatigue, constipation and skin problems. Carl & Carol Ann offer Colon 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. Also offering detoxifying electrolysis footbaths and herbal remedies.

BRAIN HEALtH
Brain training of the Fox Valley 1231 Campbell St., Neenah 920.729.0556 www.braintrainingfv.com BRAIN TRAINING of the Fox Valley provides Brainwave Optimization for a broad spectrum of cognitive, emotional, and physical challenges. By combining the latest advances in neuroscience and computer technology, Brainwave Optimization restores the brain to its natural high-functioning state through a safe, non-invasive process without medication quickly and effectively.

CHILDCARE
Wrightcare Preschool and Child Care Center 310 Meadow Lane, Wrightstown 920.532.0222 • Wrightcare@att.net www.wrightcarepreschoolandchildcarecenter.com Wrightcare Preschool and Child Care Center is in the heart of Wrightstown conveniently located between Appleton and Green Bay. Open 5:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m. M-F, we serve children ages 6 weeks to 12 years. We are an eco-healthy

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COMPOSt
Compost Joe’s N8611 Ridge Rd., Van Dyne 920.921.6223 www.compostjoes.com Compost Joe’s is a commercially licensed composter. “Working Towards Zero Waste” with environmentally friendly landfill diversion programs. We sell compost by the yard and cubic foot bags for plants, gardens and yards. We are available for compost education classes and have a complete showroom selling composting tools, rain barrels and biobags. A green organic experience awaits you and your friends.

DIEtARY SUPPLEMENtS
Santal Solutions, LLC 1.800.414.8624 www.santalsolutions.com Dr. Arun Chatterji has created a dietary supplement to be used as part of your diet to help maintain blood sugar and cholesterol levels already within the normal range. The product, “Assurance Blood Health Support”™ requires only one third the normal dosage compared to other brands on the market, due to its unique “less is more” property. Recent cellular research at King’s College London has shown Assurance Blood Health Support™ to be up to 400% more active than leading Gymnema sylvestre-based products.

efit regardless of their situation. Clients rave about their quick results. Give it a try! Sunshine Feng Shui 920-238-2087 sunshinefengshui@hotmail.com www.sunshinefengshui.com Feng shui is centered on the belief that our environment affects our mood, our productivity, and our happiness. Think about how great it feels to enter a clean, uncluttered space, bathed in pleasing colors! If you are ready to tackle that nagging issue, move forward with a specific area of your life, or just feel happier, consider a feng shui consultation. Sunshine Feng Shui is positive, confidential, and encouraging. Its like a spa treatment for your space!

CRANIOSACRAL tHERAPY
therapeutic Pulse Sharon Blake, CMT 345 E. Wisconsin Ave., #8, Appleton 920.740.5101 • www.iahp.com/sharonblake therapeuticpulse@gmail.com Sharon helps your body find balance integrating CranioSacral Therapy, Lymph Drainage Therapy, Visceral Manipulation and Therapeutic Massage. CranioSacral Therapy (CST) helps the nervous system “reboot” to find a new, calmer balance. CST is beneficial for: Stress, Depression, TMJ, Headaches & Migraines, ADD/ADHD, Reflux & Colic and more. Hours by appointment.

EDUCAtION
Blue Sky School of Professional Massage and therapeutic Bodywork 2200 American Blvd., De Pere 920.338.9500 www.BlueSkyMassage.com Blue Sky strives to inspire and challenge our students as they become professional massage therapists. We integrate community outreach, holistic practices and wellness into our massage therapy program. We have full- and part-time options. Financial aid available for those who qualify. Open houses year round! Touch the lives of others, become a massage therapist! Call today!

FIREPLACE SALES/SERVICE
the Chimney Guy, LLC 680 Valley Road, Menasha 920.830.1920 (Fox Cities) • 920.455.1920 (Green Bay) www.chimneyguy.com The Chimney Guy provides you with the very best in chimney and hearth appliance services and products. Our certified technicians have the professional training and knowhow to keep fireplaces and chimneys in the best working condition. If it has anything to do with a fireplace or chimney, we can provide you with the proper professional services. We pride ourselves on our No Mess GuaranteeTM. “No Mess” is more than a guarantee - it’s a promise.

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 non-traditional dentistry. We invite you to schedule a consultation with us.

ENtERtAINMENt
Funset Boulevard 3916 W. College Ave., Appleton 920.993.0909 www.funset.com Funset Boulevard is an amazing Hollywood-themed restaurant and entertainment center with attractions for everyone in the family. Our “best-in-the-Midwest” family entertainment center includes: 14-screen movie theatre, Funset Grill Restaurant featuring the best pizza in the area, laser tag, outdoor mini-golf and batting cages, bumper cars, train ride, carousel, giant kids playroom and over 100 arcade games. Birthday party packages available.

FItNESS APPAREL/SHOES
New Balance Fox Valley 1861 N. Casaloma Drive, Appleton 920.882.8585 www.vanderloopshoes.com New Balance Fox Valley has been providing the Fox Cities with its athletic footwear needs since 2003. NBFV allows you to experience shoe shopping the way it should be with one-on-one customer service provided by the fully-trained sales staff. NBFV carries running, walking, cross training, kids’ shoes and more in a large variety of widths and sizes. Shop New Balance Fox Valley…Where You Will FIT Right In!

DERMAtOLOGY
Dermatology Associates of Wisconsin, S.C. Locations in Green Bay, De Pere, Bellevue, Shawano, Marinette, Sturgeon Bay, Oconto Falls, Grafton, Fond du Lac, Oshkosh, Neenah, Appleton, Manitowoc, New London www.dermwisconsin.com Dermatology Associates of Wisconsin, S.C. is an independent dermatology practice priding itself on the use of the latest technology and treatment protocols for optimal surgical and treatment outcomes for diseases of the skin, hair, and nails. We also offer state of the art Mohs micrographic surgery for the treatment of skin cancer. Trust your skin care to the leader in dermatology. Call today to schedule an appointment.

FOOt CARE
Fox Valley Birkenstock 2476 S. Oneida St., Green Bay • 920.498.2497 4760 Integrity Way, Appleton • 920.882.3989 www.foxvalleybirkenstock.com Fox Valley Birkenstock offers a huge selection of Birkenstock, Papillio, Tatami, Footprints, Birki, Alpro, Newalk shoes and sandals at great prices.

FENG SHUI
Nancy Freier Designs Essential Feng Shui® Consultant Transforming Your Living Space...And Your Life! 920.727.0997 • NFreier@aol.com www.NancyFreier.com A 1999 graduate of the Western School of Feng Shui® in San Diego, Nancy brings new energy and excitement to your home or office. She has an amazing talent of artfully placing your furnishings according to Feng Shui principles to help you manifest your goals of better health, greater wealth, comfort, and happiness in all areas of life. Everyone can ben-

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GEMStONES & INtUItIVE SERVICES
Crystal Pathway 1106 Washington St., Manitowoc 920.682.8680 • crystalpathway@hotmail.com www.crystalpathway.com Open: Mon. – Fri. 11 – 6, Sat. 10 – 4 Crystal Pathway, in downtown Manitowoc, opened in 2002. As you walk in, crystals and gemstones from around the world greet you. Many are tumbled, polished and raw; others are set in sterling silver jewelry including pendants, earrings, and rings. We also offer books, candles, smudge sticks, fairies and more. Come in and experience the world of crystals for balancing mind, body and spirit. Druidic Gems 242 E. 2nd St., Fond du Lac 920.960.8816 www.druidicgems.com Healing the relationships in our lives through Pet Communication, Intuitive and Akashic Record Readings. Healing our spirits, minds, emotions and body with Reiki and unique writings that invoke thought, change perspectives and alter our expressions of living. Precious stones & minerals designed into jewelry through divine inspiration and so much more.

Lake Park Swim & Fitness, LLC 730 Lake Park Road, Menasha 920.882.8900 • www.lakeparkfitness.com See our ad on pg. 52. 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!

true Essence Aura & Chakra Photography 1138 West Mason St., Green Bay 920.884.7327 www.trueessenceaura.com True Essence, owned by Dale and Margaret West, was established in 2004 and has been providing outstanding quality photographs of your aura and chakras ever since. They are now proud to offer Slimline Body Contouring, a 3-step body care system to help contour and reduce the appearance of cellulite. They also feature an Alpha LED Oxy Light Spa along with oxygen skin care products.

HEALtH & WELLNESS
9th Street Wellness Center 1028 9th Street, Green Bay 920.490.9899 • email@9thstwellness.com www.9thstwellness.com “The place that encourages your path to a wellness lifestyle.” Karen Stoehr is the creator of the 9th St. Wellness Center. The path to wellness is a concept that embraces multiple healing arts. We promote an environment where practitioners work together for the greater good of the individual. We want to see people thrive and live happier, healthier lives, whether physical, emotional, or spiritual. Our new concept provides space for practitioners and vendors to have office space without the expense of a permanent office. Visit our website for details. Midwest Macrobiotics Shaun McMonigal 773.988.6876 • midmac@sbcglobal.net www.midmac.info Midwest Macrobiotics is dedicated to the common dream of health and harmony. Whether in the kitchen, consultation or class, Shaun offers lessons on balancing food energy to help you create your own health and sense of balance. Medicinal cooking services are available, along with holistic health consultations to transition to a whole foods diet. Menu planning is based on the time you have available for cooking and to address the specific health needs and goals of the client. Simply Herbs Cheryl Hosmer, Naturopath, CNHP Certified Biofeedback Specialist Synergy Chiropractic & Wellness Center N1739 Lily of the Valley Dr., Suite 7, Greenville 920.757.6440 • www.simplyherbs.net Cheryl has been coaching clients on lifestyle changes for over 10 years. She uses several holistic techniques including iridology, clinical kinesiology, and Quantum LIFE Biofeedback to help clients regain balanced energy allowing them to self heal. Simply Herbs also carries professional products including herbs, supplements, homeopathics, essential oils and Bach flower remedies to support optimal health.

HEALtH COACHING
Aayus Holistic Health Counseling Megan Kerkhoff, CHC, AADP 920.327.2221 www.aayushealth.com Are you ready to change your mind and body forever? Health Counseling is a unique, exciting innovation in health and nutrition. Megan helps her clients to create a happy, healthy life in a way that is flexible, fun and free of denial and discipline. Learn to make gradual, lifelong changes that enable you to reach your current and future health goals. Schedule a free consultation today!

GOURMEt REtAIL/GIFt
the Wire Whisk 767 North Casaloma Drive, Appleton 920.739.3663 www.thewirewhisk.com We are the store for all cooks offering cookware, bakeware, serveware, barware, cutlery, gadgets, tableware, glassware, kitchen electrics, specialty foods and kitchen housewares. Professional knife sharpening services are also available. Our family, serving your family for over 33 years! Gift cards available. Open Mon. - Sat. 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sun. 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

HEALtH FOOD StORE
terry Naturally 2625 Development Dr., Ste. 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 to 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!

HEALtH & FItNESS
Anytime Fitness For a location near you, see our ad on pg. 100 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 and private restrooms and showers. Anywhere Club Access allows you to visit more than 1,000 clubs worldwide.

HEALtH INtUItIVE
Jen’s Garden of Healing Jenny Peterson, Herbalist & Health Intuitive 47 S. Main St., Clintonville 715.823.6040 • gardenofhealing@frontier.com www.jensgardenofhealing.com Jen works primarily as a health intuitive, providing long distance health readings for people and pets. These readings are done by appointment only; requesting by phone or email. She helps to identify where the body’s primary concerns are, what emotions need to be addressed, chakra balancing, in addition to specializing in herbs, homeopathics and flower essences. Jen also teaches intuitive classes, specifically with the pendulum offering levels 1- 3. Please check her website for class information or email to sign up to receive class info.
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HEALtHY FOODS
Boresha Coffee Renee Sprangers, Independent Marketing Consultant www.bfreesystem.com/drinkfit Take the Ten-Day BSkinny Challenge! Burn the fat you don’t want by drinking the ONLY fat burning coffee in the world. Hundreds of thousands of users prove BSkinny is safe and effective through years of clinical trials. Rich, delicious, 100% organic Arabica beans and a patented buffered caffeine turns your body into a fat burning furnace. This is NOT a diet – keep your lean muscle - BURN FAT. 30-day money back guarantee! Oneida Community Integrated Food Systems 3976 W. Mason St., Oneida 920.869.4530 http://ocifc.oneidanation.org 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 e-mail for varieties and picking hours. Wildtree Herbs Amy Cebulski 920.757.0694 www.amyc.mywildtree.com Wildtree Herbs is a 100% Natural food line. Amy Cebulski sells Wildtree through her Web site and at fun in-home tastings. The entire line is free of additives, preservatives, dyes, MSG or high fructose corn syrup. Simple, natural and healthy – even for the novice cook. Breakfast through dinner, desserts, plus grapeseed oils. Low sodium, little or no sugar. Busy lives need simple, healthy choices to save us all time in the kitchen.
Always the better choice ... Naturally.

HOLIStIC MEDICINE
Peace and 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 10 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 Debra Eberhardy, M.P.A., L.Ac., M.A.O.M. 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 cranio-sacral therapy, chiropractic, nutritional counseling, lymphatic drainage, acupuncture, Chinese massage, and food intolerance testing. Schedule your appointment today.

ity, safety, and comfort components in the bed area. The showroom is open Monday through Friday from 11am-5pm. Come visit us and test drive our models. Right at Home in Home Care and Assistance 1019 Truman St., Kimberly 920.257.4667 www.rahnew.com The Right at Home difference is the Right Way… Your Way. Do you need help caring for a Loved One? Caregiving for a loved one can take its toll, being highly stressful, and can change family dynamics. A customized care plan allows for healthy options: your choice, your way. From the moment you call, we begin considering specific needs for your loved one. Initial meeting/assessment, no charge.

HOME PERFORMANCE CONSULtING/CONtRACtING
Eclipse Energy 4538 North French Road, Appleton 920.954.5412 www.eclipsenergy.com At Eclipse Energy we make your home as efficient and comfortable as possible with a synergistic approach. Simply defined, your home is a system. We can help you with high energy bills, unsolved moisture problems, hot or cold spots and poor air quality through a home energy evaluation. Once performed, a solution-based prescription in the form of a report and proposal will follow, addressing a solution to the problems, not the symptoms.

HOLIStIC PSYCHOtHERAPY
Radiant Life Counseling Shelley Riutta MSE, LPC Holistic Psychotherapist Green Bay • 920.265.2627 www.RadiantLifeCounseling.com Feeling stuck in your life or one of your relationships? Want to transform your personal or professional life? I use the most effective holistic psychotherapy methods to help you get unstuck and moving forward in your life with joy. Visit www.RadiantLifeCounseling. com for the free workbook “What Do You Really Want: Finding Passion and Purpose in Your Life,” based on my popular workshop. The site also lists upcoming presentations, workshops and groups, plus information on individual and couples counseling.

HORMONES & WELLNESS
Wise Woman Wellness 1480 Swan Road, De Pere 920.339.5252 www.wisewomanwellness.com Women age 30-64 suffering with meno pause, peri-menopause, PMS or sexual dysfunction symptoms are invited to NE WI’s first menopause and wellness center. Hormone testing, customized bio-identical hormones, supplements, fitness, nutrition and stress reduction plans are tailored for each woman. Owner Randi Mann, Women’s Health NP and menopause expert (one of 13 Certified NAMS Menopause Practitioners in WI), provides integrative medicine options to help each woman feel vital, healthy, sensual and energetic. Attend our introductory hormone seminars offered three times each month to learn about hormone changes that happen monthly and across the life span and how to feel your best at every age! Visit website for details.
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HEAtING & COOLING
Christensen & Wisnet, Inc. 4450 W. Greenville Dr., Appleton 920.734.1436 www.cwgoodguys.com We know that there are many choices out there for Heating & Cooling needs, but with our level of expertise, dedication to quality service on your equipment, and exceptional customer service, just one call to us and you can rest assured you chose the “Good Guys.” We offer many services from annual safety & efficiency tune-ups, repairs, duct cleaning, estimates and installation on our top brands.

HOME HEALtH
Bill-Ray Home Mobility, LLC 3800 N. Providence Ave., Suite A, Appleton 920.257.4001 www.billrayhomemobility.com Bill-Ray Home Mobility offers its innovative new product, Friendly Beds™ as well as other products that help the elderly and disabled stay in the home setting longer. Friendly Beds™ improves independence and quality of life by offering mobil-

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Capital Hypnosis 6441 Enterprise Lane, Suite 104, Madison 608.288.9800 www.CapitalHypnosis.com Whether you seek to improve your personal influence or professional communication ability through Basic Hypnosis Training or skills through Neuro-Linguistic Programming Training, Capital Hypnosis provides programs that fit your schedule and intensive workshops in a professional hypnosis clinic setting around real people. Can’t decide where to begin? Just call 608.288.9800 today! We will discuss your goals and situation and make the recommendation that best fits your circumstances.

ganic Land Care Professionals (AOLCPs). Backyard Organics also supplies organic weed herbicides and a variety of natural and organic pest repellents either in bulk and/or ready to spray bottles. To read more about our products and services or if you would like to submit a question please visit our website, email or call us.

Revolution Healing & Martial Arts, LLC 510 E. Wisconsin Ave., Appleton 920.224.3006 www.revolutionhealingarts.com Parnee Paras, owner of Revolution Healing, offers her clients Massage Therapy and Breathwork healing along with Cuong Nhu Oriental Martial Arts for children and adults. She also has a Botanical Sanctuary Store featuring Recycled Paper Products and Sustainable Skin Care. Call or go online to schedule your appointment.

LIFE COACH
Life Spectrums, LLC Joan M. Ek Professional Life Coach/Reiki Master 920.733.9793 lifespectrums@new.rr.com www.lifespectrums.net With over 20 years experience in several areas of health care, Life Spectrums specializes in providing a safe, honest, nurturing, challenging (yet fun!) environment for individuals to explore their innate potential to heal and live the quality life of their choosing. We offer professional Life Coaching services, Reiki therapy and teaching, aromatherapy, resource and referral services, seminars and workshops to empower each person on an integrative basis.

MEDICAL SPA
Fox Valley Plastic Surgery & Renaissance MediSpa Drs. David Janssen and William Doubek 2400 Witzel Ave., Oshkosh 920.233.1540 • www.fvpsurgery.com The team at Fox Valley Plastic Surgery and the Renaissance Center in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, provide advanced laser center services, facial aesthetics, cosmetic and reconstructive surgery, total vein care, medical weight loss and non-surgical body shaping procedures all focusing on natural results. Board-certified plastic surgeons Dr. David Janssen and Dr. William Doubek, have cared for more than 27,000 patients since 1993. For more information, visit www.fvpsurgery.com or call 920.233.1540. Rejuvenessence MediSpa Kenneth Pechman, M.D., Ph.D. Board Certified Dermatologist 2201 East Enterprise Ave., Ste. 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 client’s skin through our professional services and high-quality products and thus, enhance our patients’ self esteem and self image. We are proud to offer free consultations on all of our services!

HYPNOtHERAPY
Hypnotherapy Center of Wisconsin, LLC Diane J. Beatty, CHT, NLP Appleton • 920.475.7383 www.hypnotherapycenterofwi.com Diane Beatty is a board certified clinical Hypnotherapist and Neuro Linguistic Practitioner serving the WI area. She received her formal training and practicum at the Hypnotherapy Academy of America in Santa Fe, N.M., and her board certification from the A.C.H.E. Diane offers a wide variety of self-empowering processes helping individuals to reach their goals and overcome problems. Sessions are private, professional, comfortable, and tailored to the needs of the individual. The use of hypnotherapy is limited only by the imagination. Change your mind – change your life!

MASSAGE tHERAPY
“A tension” Deficit Massage therapy, LLC Jane Hestnes, LMT, APP (WI Cert. #3443-146) Providing services at Panache Image Consulting 110 S. Joseph St., Appleton 920.358.7059 www.atensiondeficitmassage.com Stress / Pain / Fatigue: There are no “magic bean” shortcuts where chronic issues exist. But there is hope and help with a holistic approach. Individual or integrated, various conventional massage techniques and energy-based Polarity Therapy protocols are available for you to create “a tension” deficit from long-term symptoms.
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INtUItIVE CONSULtANt/ ANGEL ARtISt
Intuitive Art and Consultation Nannette Champeau 920.839.5343 www.artworkbynannette.com Angel Healings • Workshop Facilitator • Angel, Soul & Children’s Portraits Do you believe in Angels or invisible helpers? Learn to trust your feelings and hunches and listen to the ‘still voice within.’ Nannette has been helping people understand themselves for 20 years through oneon-one personal consultations, workshops, study groups and portraits. Call 920.839.5343 or email n_champeau@yahoo.com for more information and to schedule an appointment.

Blue Sky School of Professional Massage and therapeutic Bodywork 2200 American Blvd., De Pere 920.338.9500 www.BlueSkyMassage.com Blue Sky’s massage clinic is a teaching facility. Massages are performed by students who have not yet graduated but have completed the educational requirements to enter student clinic. A great opportunity for our students to complete state required massage hours while offering professional quality massages at a discount to the public! Make an appointment today!

NAtURAL BEAUtY
Olivü 426 511 N. 8th St., Sheboygan 920.783.0809 • www.olivu426.com Beauty from earth to body. Olivü 426 features the freshest ingredients from around the world. Olivü’s all natural beauty line offers personalized customization to achieve desired results. Featuring anti-aging serums, lotions, massage oils, body mists, salt and sugar scrubs, lip balms, eye shadows, an all natural baby care line and much more, Olivü’s products offer world class personal care. Visit Olivü and get creative designing your own personalized products or shop online at www.olivu426.com.

LAWN CARE
Backyard Organics 920.850.7450 info@backyardorganics.net www.backyardorganics.net Todd and Tara Rockweit are owners of Backyard Organics, LLC, Wisconsin’s first organic land care business accredited by NOFA, one of two organizations in the country that accredit Orwww.naturespathwaysonline.com

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NAtURAL HEALtH PRACtItIONER
Natura Monica Filiczkowski-Burt 103 W. College Ave., Ste. 707, Appleton 920.840.5730 • natura411@gmail.com www.natura1.com A practical herbal therapist from Australia, Monica works to balance hormones, vitamin/mineral deficiencies and organ functions through the medical science of herbs. Using labs and tests, she will balance your internal chemistry making harmony with supplements and holistic lifestyle. She also offers clients classes, workshops and seminars to learn more about the benefits of herbs. Call for details.

PAIN MANAGEMENt/RELIEF
Current Physical therapy 1480 Swan Road, De Pere • 920.615.6055 516 Brazeau Avenue, Oconto • 920.835.1551 www.currentphysicaltherapy.com Headaches? Chronic pain? Maybe you don’t “just have to live with it.” At Current Physical Therapy you will receive the most up-to-date and effective treatment in a comfortable, private setting. Learn to facilitate your body’s own efficient pain-relieving mechanisms. Be free from chronic pain and from the need for continuing treatment.

Natural Healthy Concepts Theresa Groskopp, CN 1620 Appleton Road, Shopko Plaza, Menasha www.naturalhealthyconcepts.com 920.886.7500 Located in the Shopko Plaza, Menasha, right off Hwy. 441, Natural Healthy Concepts offers Nutrition Counseling by Theresa Groskopp, Certified Nutritionist, and a variety of natural health products. We also offer Ionic Detox Footbaths, Ear Candling, along with a large variety of vitamins and nutrition supplements, and homeopathic remedies. Our natural skin and hair care, cosmetics and personal hygiene products are free of parabens and SLS.

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the Country Doctor Since 1984 Renee Waters LMT, ND 747 Crestview Lane, Fond du Lac 920.922.8950 • watersdayspa@charter.net www.countrydoctordetox.com Renee brings you 27 years of experience in Natural Medicine and Therapies including Iridology, Detoxification, Emotional Freedom Technique, Ultimate Healing Body Treatments, Nutritional Work-ups, Self Discovery Workshops, Herbal Medicine, Reflexology, Pet Therapies, Aromatherapy, Cranial Sacral Therapy, Lymph Drainage, Tongue & Nail Assessment, Medical Intuitive-Faith Healing. Call or email today to set up your next appointment!

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 Cranio-Sacral, 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. the Neuroscience Group 1305 W. American Dr., Neenah 920.725.9373 or 800.201.1194 www.neurosciencegroup.com The Neuroscience Group of Northeast Wisconsin is a multi-specialty physician practice focused on the comprehensive diagnosis and treatment of the nervous system: brain, spine, spinal cord, and peripheral nerves. Our mission is to provide compassionate, highquality neuroscience care to our neighbors throughout Northeast Wisconsin.

PEt HEALtH
Somethin to Howl About somethintohowlabout@yahoo.com www.etsy.com/shop/howlabout Homemade, handmade, all-natural dog products designed with love for your pet. Our products include herbal shield dog collars, first aid salves, calming drops, toothpaste, various shampoos and kooling gel bandanas. Our goal is to create products that will make your pet healthier and happier. Victoria’s Pet Nutrition Center and Boutique 14 N. Main St., Fond du Lac 920.923.1991 www.allnaturalpethealth.com We carry all-natural pet health products for your dogs and cats including natural treats, herbs and supplements used for health problems such as canine and feline liver and kidney disease, pet allergies, cancer in dogs and cats, arthritis, dental, ear problems and diabetes. We also carry pet gifts including dog and cat socks, breed-specific pillows, videos and Dog- and Cat-opoly.

NUtRItION
Wise Woman Wellness 1480 Swan Road, De Pere 920.339.5252 www.wisewomanwellness.com Women age 30-64 suffering with meno pause, peri-menopause, PMS or sexual dysfunction symptoms are invited to NE WI’s first menopause and wellness center. Hormone testing, customized bio-identical hormones, supplements, fitness, nutrition and stress reduction plans are tailored for each woman. Owner Randi Mann, Women’s Health NP and menopause expert (one of 13 Certified NAMS Menopause Practitioners in WI), provides integrative medicine options to help each woman feel vital, healthy, sensual and energetic. Attend our introductory hormone seminars offered three times each month to learn about hormone changes that happen monthly and across the life span and how to feel your best at every age! Visit website for details.
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QUANtUM WELLNESS
Wellness Essentials, LLC 456 N. Main St., Oshkosh Located at the Harmony Wellness Center www.WellnessEssentialsLLC.com 920.410.4022 • kari@WellnessEssentialsLLC.com Dr. Kari Uselman, Ph.D., is a certified Biofeedback Specialist and HomeoTherapeutic Consultant. She has an extensive background in wellness and works with all ages in detoxifying, rejuvenating and restoring the body. Dr. Kari offers multiple techniques that help with chronic fatigue, allergies, weight loss, addictions, ADD, head/neck/back pain, depression, immune dysfunction, hormonal imbalances, trauma and more. Sessions blend craniosacral therapy, Semato-Emotional Release, energy and light therapies, and biofeedback using the INDIGO, the most accurate cellular stress reduction device available today.

PERSONAL CARE/NUtRItION
Botanical Indulgence Sandy White 1162 Westowne Drive, Neenah 920.725.1380 • www.botanicalindulgence.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 Botanical Indulgence, Sandy has a staff that loves the business as much as she does, and it shows when you walk into the store. Located 5 minutes from Fox River Mall; take the Winneconne exit in Neenah and turn left at Culvers.

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GingeRootz Asian Grille 2920 N. Ballard Road, Appleton 920.738.9688 www.GingeRootz.com GingeRootz invites you to discover the origin of Asian cuisine through award-winning, traditional recipes fused with today’s trend. Known for our expertise in Chinese cuisine, contemporary surroundings and friendly staff. As one of the few elegant Asian restaurants in the Fox Valley, GingeRootz has an extensive catering menu and can accommodate private parties. Mark’s East Side 1405 East Wisconsin Ave., Appleton 920.733.3600 www.foodspot.com/markseastside Mark’s East Side has been family owned and operated since 1967. Through years of experience, recipes have been fine-tuned and perfected. Daily specials, the best German cuisine in the Valley, Friday fish fry, as well as steaks and other seafood. Mark’s is the “small group specialists” - perfect for intimate, private dining for groups of 50 or less. Next time out, make it Mark’s! 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 to 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.sairamindiancuisine.net The area’s finest authentic Indian restaurant. Join us today to find out why we won the “Best Indian Food” Golden Fork Award from 20052010! 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.

ROOFING & SIDING
All Around Roofing and Siding Josh Ostrowski, owner 920.422.2799 All Around Roofing and Siding is a locally owned and operated company serving the Fox Valley and surrounding areas. For all your roofing and siding needs including flatroofs, reroofs, and repairs from small repairs to complete roof replacement. From the start of the job all the way to cleanup, including recycling of roofing materials, we strive to provide high-quality service to our customers.

understand that hair loss can affect your selfesteem and confidence and we are able to provide many alternatives. We offer nonsurgical options as well as consultations regarding surgical hair restoration. Call today to schedule a complimentary, private consultation.

SENIOR HEALtH
Heartwood Homes Senior Living Locations in Appleton and Menasha 920.955.3131 www.HeartwoodSeniorLiving.com At Heartwood, we recognize that each person is a unique and special individual; we understand that the services each senior requires are never exactly the same. We call this our “person-centered” approach to living. It results in choices about day-to-day living, service, and care options. In this way, we help maintain the independence and dignity of our Elders and provide the best possible lifestyle and service options. Come experience the Heartwood Difference where “We put our Hearts into making you feel at Home.” the White Hare www.thewhitehare.org 920.883.9590 The White Hare is a FREE Assisted Living Referral Service, dedicated to finding the perfect solution for your retirement needs. We eliminate the confusion and time-consuming process of locating senior care options. Our recommendations are based on the standards, needs and wants of the senior. Our options include Assisted Living, Home Health Care, Memory Care and Independent Living. We will do everything possible to save money, time, energy, and help you make the right decision. Available 7 days a week. A hare symbolizes service to others, good listener, moving forward, good luck and prosperity.

SALON
709 Salon Josephine 709 Marshall St., Manitowoc 920.684.4545 Find us on facebook! 709 Salon Josephine is an organic lifestyle salon. Featuring the Intelligent Nutrients hair & skin product line, which uses nutritious certified organic food ingredients. Truly safe with superior performance. Other products are Trillium Organics, Nutiva, Naturally Nutty and a variety of organic teas and supplements. Owner Mary Bergner is an accomplished cosmetologist with 35 years experience. She has studied with Pivot Point in Chicago, Vidal Sassoon in Toronto and Aveda in London and Minneapolis. The salon also carries the closest to organic possible in color and perms. It’s not organic unless it’s certified organic! Call or stop by for more information. Consultations and samples available. Salon Arian Arian M. Stiebs, Master Stylist N2736 Cty Rd QQ, Waupaca Salon: 715.942.2500 • Cell: 715.412.1423 arianjohnson@hotmail.com • Avon Sales Rep. Looking for a place to unwind and be pampered? Welcome to Salon Arian where your beauty needs are met. Arian is a Master Stylist who offers fashionable cuts, styles, colors, and perms to suit the person, specializing in corrective coloring. The single chair salon has inviting decor and makes you feel welcome the moment you walk in the door. Your time is private making it easier to enjoy the experience. The services are pleasurable and affordable; you will leave feeling happy and satisfied.

SPECIALtY FOODS
Lamers Dairy & Country Store Off Hwys. 441 & CE N410 Speel School Road, Appleton 920.830.0980 • www.lamersdairyinc.com Taste the Difference…Experience milk the way it was meant to be! Reusable glass bottles give our milk a cleaner, fresher taste, and lessen environmental impact. Lamers Dairy–Dairyland’s Best—serving Northeast Wisconsin since 1913. Farmer certified to contain no artificial hormones. Find glass bottles at many retail locations, or visit Lamers Country Store.

SALON/HAIR REStORAtION
Changing Headlines Mark P. Brettingen 2631 N. Meade St., Appleton 920.731.7780 www.changingheadlines.com Are you concerned about thinning hair? In addition to offering services to those with their own natural growing hair, Changing Headlines, founded in March 1982, specializes in helping those that need or desire additional hair. We

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the Bulk-Priced Food Shoppe W6482 Greenville Drive, Greenville 920.757.9905 • M-F 9-6, Sat. 9-5 www.bulkpricedfoodshoppe.com The freshest food at the best possible price! We buy in bulk, simply repackage it into smaller amounts and pass the “bulk price” on to you. Our 3,100-sq.-ft. expanded store also offers specialty items including sugar-free, gluten-free and organic products. The Bulk-Priced Food Shoppe... the store where YOU bag the savings! the Olive Cellar 277 W. Northland Ave., Appleton 920.574.2361 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.

tRANSPORtAtION
Valley transit 801 S. Whitman Ave., Appleton 920.832.5800 www.appleton.org/vt

ZENItH MAStER HEALERS
Mystical Earth Gallery (MEG) City Center Plaza 112B East 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.

lic 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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WIG SALON
Nell’s Wigs 930 W. Mason St., Green Bay 920.227.7525 • 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!

tAI CHI
the Oshkosh tai Chi Center 803 Waugoo, Oshkosh 920.233.2605 oshkoshtaichicenter.com Beginner classes held Mondays at 11 a.m. and 6 p.m., also at the Oshkosh Senior Center Thursdays at noon. Advanced classes are Mondays at 12 noon and 7 p.m. $10 per session or $140 for 12 weeks. Also offering special beginner classes Thursdays at 6:30 p.m. with master teacher Mike Milewski. He also teaches advanced corrections, sword and push hands classes. New sessions start every six weeks. It takes about four 6-week sessions to learn the form. We teach Cheng Man Cheng’s adaption of the Yang family’s Tai chi chuan. Private classes available with Andrew Mertens for $50/hr.

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YOGA
Inner Sun Yoga Studio 146 Algoma Blvd, Ste F, Oshkosh 920.651.1279 www.innersunyogastudio.com Explore your breath, slow movement, postures, relaxation and meditation in the inviting atmosphere of Inner Sun Yoga! Founded in 2004, we offer a variety of drop-in classes, sound healing, private instruction and events. Instructors are experienced and certified in yoga traditions including Vinyasa, Dharma Mittra, Kripalu, and Himalayan. Come and be inspired! Pura Vida Yoga Crystal Rohde, RYT 920.851.1084 www.pura-vida-yoga.com Crystal Rohde, RYT, owner of Pura Vida Yoga, LLC, offers group Power Vinyasa Yoga classes, private yoga sessions, yoga life coaching, and nutrition/weight loss coaching at 2 locations in Appleton, Wis. Crystal has more than 8 years experience teaching yoga and group fitness classes and is passionate about helping others reach their full potential both on and off the mat! Call 920.851.1084 or visit www.puravida-yoga.com for more information!

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Inspirit therapy Associates 3208 East River Drive, Green Bay 920.338.9670 www.inspiritpt.com With over 50 years of combined therapist experience, Inspirit Therapy Associates’ therapists have developed a unique approach to pain management. All aspects of life and health are addressed in order to provide the highest quality, most comprehensive treatment possible to our clients. We focus on providing as many non-pharmaceutical options to our patients as possible.

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"Your healthy alternative to dining out"
CURRY YELLOWTAIL
Short Hamachi slices topped with our curry sauce and garnished with mango salsa.

SCALLOP CEVICHE

Six pieces of kaibashira placed in a decorative soupspoon with a citrus spicy ceviche sauce.

TUNA “GUACAMOLE”

A layer of chopped maguro topped with a chunky avocado guacamole surrounded by ponzu sauce. Served with a side of deep fried gobo (burdock root) & lotus root chips

AVOCADO & ASPARAGUS & SPINACH SALAD
Half an avocado sliced and three stalks of asparagus served with a bed of baby spinach salad with a miso yuzu dressing.

and many more healthy selections!

4100 W. Pine St. 2200 Holmgren Way Appleton Green Bay 98 Nature’s Pathways® | October 2011 920-739-6057 920-494-4103

511 W. College Ave. Downtown Appleton 920-882-4183

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2476 S. Oneida St., Green Bay • 920.884.3295

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