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THE DICKEY FAMILY Todd, Brittany, Charles [oldest], Abbott, Amelie [girl], and Miles [baby]

10 Wellness vs. Wellbeing: Part 7 12 Spiritual response therapy 14 Garlic: a simple way to help
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Fall has always been my favorite time of year. Though it doesnt technically start

until the 22nd, the kids being back in school triggers it for me. Not being a hot weather lover, I relish in the cooling temperatures and continue to be amazed by the colorful landscape that begins to emerge. One family tradition of ours has always been going apple picking in September. In fact, one of my favorite photos is that of my three children walking hand-in-hand between two rows of apple trees after a successful picking session ten years ago. Unfortunately, this years harvest will not be so plentiful, as most crops in our area have taken quite a hit this year due to the unusual spring weather and the summer drought. Please make an effort to support your local farmers this fall. Visit markets, pick-your-own farms and fundraising events you hear about. Do a bit of investigating to find all of the opportunities in your area! Im happy to share this months issue with you. Gary Coroneos shares the top ten myths about tree care, according to the ISA. Gail Okray educates us about how chronic stress can increase the bodys aging process and something you can do about it. Dr. Jody Jedlicka offers parents some non-medicated approaches to improving childrens attention. These are just a few examples of whats ahead for you this month, so please read on! I wish all of you a wonderful month and much success in your healthy living efforts. In health and happiness,

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Wellness vs. Wellbeing:

Part 7 Perspective: expanding the assessment of a situation
By Julie A. Rider, OTR, CLCP

ur next segment in our 12-part series Wellness vs. Wellbeing addresses the importance of how expanding our perspective allows us to see things more clearly. As mentioned in previous months articles, individuals who focus on wellbeing are more likely to be healthy and whole. Wellbeing is the foundation for overall wellness. Just for MeTM Wellbeing Program is designed to enhance wellbeing, strengthen your relationships, expand your ability to manage stress and further enjoy what you do. The Just for Me Wellbeing Program has been implemented successfully at Target Corporation, cities of St. Louis Park and Prior Lake (both in Minnesota), St. Catherines University in the Twin Cities and the Multiple Sclerosis Society. Each participant in the Just for MeTM Wellbeing Program sets an intention at the start of the program and each week the focus is on one of twelve realms to encourage, inspire and ensure movement forward on that intention. Please join me each month as I introduce the Wellness vs. Wellbeing, exploring the Just for MeTM twelve realms that will support our overarching intention of creating wellbeing throughout our lives:
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Allen Klein Your perspective has the power to help you see things clearly or to be muddled. Think of a smudge on a lens left there how can we expect the image projected into the world to be anything but distorted? How do you come to terms with the age-old question, Is the glass half full or half empty? It is both! The world contains all perspectives and evaluations. When we expand our perspective we do not become blind to the reality of life, but it is in the choosing of the perspective that is most likely to help us create the lives we want, ones that encourage happiness and joy. According to Shelley, The eye sees what it brings to seeing. In your life, keeping in mind the life you desire, which perspective are you going to focus on? Which one are you going to see in its totality? Which perspective are you going to make most dominant?

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Our perspective is our reality you and I could have the exact same experience, yet come away with completely different perspectives because the gaps are filled in with our stories.
Our perspective is our reality you and I could have the exact same experience, yet come away with completely different perspectives because the gaps are filled in with our stories, influenced by beliefs, history and long-term evidence. Often we collapse the story around limited facts. Our perspective can become inaccurate when we fail to pay attention and notice what has changed or shifted. Think of a current problem you are facing and complete the following: What are the facts? (Separate the facts from the story.) What am I making up? What could I see that Im not seeing? What new story could emerge?

If you are faced with a difficult situation in your life, and you are ready to take a second look and gain a new point of view, ask yourself the following question: What assumptions am I making that I am not aware that I am making that give me what I see? When you have the answer to that question, ask yourself this question: What might I now invent that I havent yet invented, that would give me other choices? Our premise is that many of the circumstances that seem to block our daily lives may only appear to do so based on a framework of assumptions we carry with us. Draw a different frame around the same set of circumstances and new pathways come into view. Ask yourself: How ready am I to start taking the steps toward inventing my awesome life? What is it going to take for me to start increasing awareness of what is really important? Who can help me get what I desire?
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While the conscious mind is often affected by the subconscious,it has the ability to program the subconscious. What we say and think, especially if we have a strong emotion attached to it, is registered in the subconscious memory (e.g., Im a failure. Im an idiot.). The SUPERCONSCIOUSmind is our direct link to the Divine. It keeps track of our spiritual purpose and guides us through our life lessons. The subconscious and superconscious retain our past life history and spiritual future. Unfortunately, the subconscious has no judgment. It records and replays negative thoughts, experiences and emotions as well as the positive ones. (Note: Its important to remember that events are merely experiences. Its the emotional energy you attach to them that causes difficulties.) How often have we repeated to ourselves: He gives me a pain in the neck or She makes me sick? Then, we really do become sick or have pain. We may become more susceptible to illness and allergies. Whatever the cause, unless we keep our subconscious mind clear, we will continue to replay and re-experience negative beliefs that will, in turn, play out in our lives in negative ways year after year, lifetime after lifetime. With spiritual response therapy (SRT), we have the power to reprogram the negative. Eyesight, sound, taste, touch and smell, as well as thoughts and feelings your senses have experienced are all recorded in the subconscious mind. SRT is a precise way to look at the subconscious mind and soul records, and sort through them. It is a way to keep what is good and positive, and quickly get rid of the rest. SRT is a meticulous, powerful method that works on a soul level to release negative programming, also referred to as blocks. Only negative blocks are removed and then they are replaced with positive thoughts and ideas resulting in health, happiness and spiritual growth. SRT is one way to access the subconscious mind and soul records, and communicate with the higher spiritual self. When a method works on a spiritual level instead of an emotional or mental one, it is also possible to find causes linked to past life and spiritual realm issues and then clear them. Whether its a relationship problem or a desire to be the best person you can be, SRT is a quick and accurate spiritual healing technique that helps you think and feel better. It can also clear blocks to knowing your own spiritual path. Although SRT does not guarantee direct physical healing, clients feel better because pain and illness are often the result of emotional or mental distress, Robert Detzler, founder, puts it this way: spiritual response therapy is a system of researching the subconscious mind and soul records to quickly find and release the discordant, limiting ideas and replace them with loving, supportive ideas. It provides an exacting, virtually painless and accurate way of changing the landscape of our inner and outer lives.
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Garlic: a simple way to help your heart and more!

By Terry Lemerond

back it up. Clinical studies and overall reports about garlic have been very positive. In a recent overall analysis of 26 studies, garlic was cited as having striking effects during long-term intervention. In fact, the authors of the study concluded that garlic would help patients at risk of cardiovascular disease.1 One of the ways that garlic helps is by reducing oxidative stress in

hen most people talk about the goodness of garlic (Allium sativum), they think of heart health. Thats not surprising. After all, there is very strong evidence to

the body. Oxidative stress causes much of the damage in the cardiovascular system. In fact, it and inflammation are the real reasons that cholesterol (which, on its own is not a problem) can begin to clog arteries. Fresh garlic has been shown to reverse the markers of oxidative stress in the cardiovascular system. Garlic also triggers nitrous oxide (a strong vasodilator) to open up blood vessels and reduce blood pressure. In fact, in another meta-analysis, studies examining garlic and blood pressure levels were reviewed. In the eleven studies that


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met the criteria (there were 25 to start with), all of them showed a decrease of systolic blood pressure (the top number in your blood pressure readings) compared to placebo. The average for those in the subgroup that actually had hypertension was a decrease of 8.4 mm/Hg for systolic blood pressure and 7.3 mm/Hg for diastolic (the bottom number) blood pressure. Thats a big drop! It can mean the difference between having high blood pressure and having perfectly normal blood pressure for many people out there who are right on the edge of being diagnosed. The authors of the analysis concluded that garlic preparations are superior to placebo in reducing blood pressure in individuals with hypertension.2 Garlic also reduces inflammation, the root cause of almost all diseases, including heart disease and diabetes. In fact, inflammation, heart disease and diabetes are all linked conditions. In some cases this is known as metabolic syndrome a situation of elevated blood glucose and high blood pressure, oxidized LDL cholesterol, and an increased amount of inflammation throughout the body. Garlic helps prevent platelet aggregation that leads to clogged arteries in metabolic syndrome conditions.3

during a meal, it is not very stable, and becomes even less so in the acidic environment of the stomach.4 An effective garlic supplement must ensure that these two elements dont create allicin until they get into the intestines, where it can be absorbed. Thats why the best type of supplement uses a food-grade enteric vegetarian capsule that bypasses the acidic environment of the stomach and only breaks down in the intestines. However, you need to make sure that the elements that create allicin are present. Thats why you need to look for a garlic supplement that is standardized for at least 4% alliin.

Fresh garlic really is different from the rest

Aged garlic really is different from fresh garlic. Despite both originating as garlic, aged and fresh garlic extracts are really not alike. They are processed differently and contain different components. In fact, aged garlic doesnt contain any beneficial yield of the compound allicin.

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What are the garlic components to look for?

Garlic compounds must work together at the right time in order to be effective. The first two compounds are alliin and allinase, an activating enzyme. These two separate elements combine when fresh garlic is crushed to form allicin. Unfortunately, when allicin is exposed to oxygen the way garlic is

Aside from its many benefits for heart health, there is growing evidence that the compounds in fresh garlic, including ajoene, inhibit tumor growth.5,6,7 A cellular study showed that ajoene was responsible for about 30% of the tumor apoptosis in human leukemia cells. Garlic was also shown to support conventional treatments for these tumors as well.5 And, in a recent study, garlic was found to be 100 times more effective than the antibiotics erythromycin
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Why is my pet lame?

By Dr. Jodie

ogs and cats cant tell you directly if their legs hurt, but limping or holding up a paw is a sure bet something is bothering your furry friend. Lameness can appear suddenly or have a gradual onset. There are many reasons why a pet might have pain in an extremity. Historical details can provide many clues as to the cause and prognosis of the lameness. Be prepared to provide as much information to your pets veterinarian as possible to help them recommend the best tests and decipher the most accurate diagnosis. Not all lameness is a fracture! The most common reason for an indoor/outdoor cat to present lame is a bite wound. Often the tiny punctures are not noticeable, but can create painful inflammation under the skin and if not treated, can lead to abscessation. Careful palpation will usually allow your vet to find the tiny scabs, which can be cleansed, soaked and opened to allow drainage. Essential oil treatments, such as lavender, can be very helpful early on; however, antibiotics are often necessary.

"Cats that jump from high places and dogs that romp wildly can easily cause themselves a mild sprain."
Cats that jump from high places and dogs that romp wildly can easily cause themselves a mild sprain. With a little rest, these injuries can resolve quickly on their own. Again, you can provide some soothing relief with essential oils, such as copaiba, a potent antiinflammatory or Traumeel, a homeopathic tablet for acute soft tissue injury. When animals feel better, they often re-aggravate their injuries by jumping back into their normal routine too quickly. One of the most common rear leg suddenonset injuries in dogs is a torn cruciate ligament. This is also a common injury in the knee of a football player. Initially, this is very painful and causes laxity in the stifle joint. This instability is the key to diagnosis, as the torn ligament is NOT visible on a radiograph. Palpation of this area can be difficult if the pet is tense or the area is swollen. This type of injury is less common in small dogs and cats. Smaller canines are more prone to luxating patellas or wiggly knee caps. Most stifle injuries are considered surgical problems, but with good nutrition, appropriate weight, effective joint supplements and modalities, such as acupuncture or laser, many knees can be restored and managed pain-free for years without surgery. Certain breeds are also predisposed to specific types of leg maladies, and certain

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diseases are commonly concurrent with specific forms of lameness. For example, many dogs with Cushings disease develop torn cruciate ligaments. Large breed lovers know their dogs are predisposed to hip dysplasia. This awareness helps the pet guardian to take preventative measures. It is important to prevent excessive weight gain in all pets, but especially those predisposed to musculoskeletal disorders, such as dachshunds, who commonly suffer from intervertebral disc disease. This can cause lameness in any leg, hind end weakness or even paralysis. Also use nutritional supplements, even in puppies and kittens, to avoid expression or slow the onset of genetic conditions. Standard Process protomorphogen and whole food supplements are perfect for this. My favorites are Ligaplex II and Gota Kola, which stimulate collagen repair. Unfortunately, just as we can develop arthritis, so can our pets. But even the severity of, causes of and treatments for arthritis are widely varied. Dont miss the possibility that your dogs lameness could be due to Lyme disease. It has become quite routine to screen dogs for Lyme disease annually along with their heartworm test. Remember, this test indicates exposure, not necessarily active infection. It is normal for your dog to test positive even if he has fought off the disease by mounting an immune response, which is measured on the blood test. However, if your pet is concurrently ill or lame, Lyme disease may be the cause. Initiation of early antibiotic treatment with doxycycline can be very effective. It is possible to do follow-up testing to further quantify the extent of infection and to monitor treatment progress. This test is called a Quant C6. Most arthritis in pets is associated with aging. Some can be immune-mediated, just as in humans. Dogs are most commonly afflicted in their spines, hips and stifles; cats, in their lumbosacral region, which can often be correlated with constipation. By definition, arthritis is inflammation of the joint. Chronic inflammation needs to be addressed to avoid severe cartilage damage. Bone grinding on bone is very painful. It is very sad to have to euthanize an otherwise happy and healthy pet because his joints are too stiff and painful to get up to go to the bathroom. We continuously stress a species-appropriate, meat-based diet and a decreased vaccination schedule because this type of veterinary care program decreases the common stressors that contribute to many disorders, including lameness due to arthritis. Starches in typical kibble diets are inflammatory and cause weight gain. Excessive vaccinating is unnecessary and can be a burden to the immune system. Titre testing in lieu of vaccination is readily available and very helpful. Our utilization of acupuncture and laser treatments has kept us busy striving to keep pets comfortable while avoiding the use of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, which are notorious for side effects, such as liver and kidney damage, dry eye, and stomach and intestinal ulceration. It is surprising how much dogs and, yes, cats enjoy their acupuncture or laser treatments. They actually want to come to the vet!
Dr. Jodie is the owner and small animal veterinary practitioner at the Animal Doctor Holistic Veterinary Complex in Muskego. She is a 1987 graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Veterinary Medicine. Her expertise is in natural nutrition, including the recommending of raw diets and in the prescription of western and Chinese herbals. Dr. Jodie has traveled to China and became certified in veterinary acupuncture by the Chi Institute in 2008. Learn more about holistic pet health care by visiting or by calling 414.422.1300.

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and ciprofloxacin to fight the Campylobacter jejuni bacteria. This bacteria is simply the most common bacterial cause of food-borne illness in the United States and probably the world, according to project researcher, Michael Konkel. Not only was the compound from garlic, diallyl sulfide, more effective, but it worked much faster than the antibiotics, too.8

Taking care of your heart can be easy

When youre concerned about heart health, a sensible diet and exercise program are essential. But taking a fresh garlic supplement each day is one of the simplest ways of getting the compounds you need for extra cardiovascular protection. The Complete German Commission E Monographs recommend at least 4 grams (about 4 cloves) of fresh garlic per day to be beneficial for overall heart health. When you need a garlic supplement, look for a once-daily fresh garlic extract in a food-grade, enteric capsule that provides the equivalent of the monographs recommendations. It will be an easy way to support your heart and overall health.
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References: 1. Zeng T, Guo FF, Zhang CL, Song FY, Zhao XL, Xie KQ. A meta-analysis of randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trials for the effects of garlic on serum lipid profiles. J Sci Food Agric. 2012 Jan 10. doi: 10.1002/jsfa.5557. [Epub ahead of print] 2. Ried K, Frank OR, Stocks NP, Fakler P, Sullivan T. Effect of garlic on blood pressure: a systematic review and meta-analysis. BMC Cardiovasc Disord. 2008 Jun 16;8:13. 3. Vazquez-Prieto MA, Rodriguez Lanzi C, Lembo C, Galmarini CR, Miatello RM. Garlic and onion attenuates vascular inflammation and oxidative stress in fructose-fed rats. J Nutr Metab. 2011;2011:475216. 4. Garlic. In: PDR for Herbal Medicines, 4th ed. Montvale, NJ: Physicians Desk Reference; 2007:345-356. 5. Hassan HT. Ajoene (natural garlic compound): a new anti-leukaemia agent for AML therapy. Leuk Res. 2004 Jul;28(7):667-71. 6. Kaschula CH, Hunter R, Parker MI. Garlic-derived anticancer agents: structure and biological activity of ajoene. Biofactors. 2010 Jan-Feb;36(1):78-85. 7. Rayburn ER, Ezell SJ, Zhang R. Anti-Inflammatory Agents for Cancer Therapy. Mol Cell Pharmacol. 2009;1(1):29-43. 8 . Lu X, Samuelson DR, Rasco BA, Konkel ME. Antimicrobial effect of diallyl sulphide on Campylobacter jejuni biofilms. J Antimicrob Chemother. 2012 Aug;67(8):1915-26. Epub 2012 May 1.

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Boosting metabolism with diet and nutrition

By Tony Bednarowski

lients, and just about everyone I meet, who learn that I am a nutritionist ask me one question all the time: How can I boost my metabolism? Metabolism is simply the total of all body processes that burn calories your basal metabolic rate plus your activity factor. When it comes to improving your metabolism, theres good news and bad news.

My recommendations for maximizing metabolism:


Although it is generally true that eating a low-calorie diet will help you take off weight, if you eat too few calories, your metabolism will get slower and slower as it tries to conserve energy. As your metabolism crashes, the weight you take off will most likely creep back on over time. Plus, youll be more likely to binge on junk food if you reduce your calories by too much.

First the bad news:

Most of what controls your metabolism isnt completely under your control. Some people are genetically blessed with a high-burning metabolism. They didnt ask for it; they were just born with it. On average, men have a metabolism that is 10 to 15 percent higher than women, mainly because of their larger size and greater muscle mass. Whether youre a man or a woman, your metabolism naturally decreases with age. Scientists have estimated that the average persons metabolism slows about 5 percent per decade, beginning at age 40, as we lose muscle mass our body fat increases.

A regular meal schedule helps keep your body working to digest and absorb foods. Between breakfast and bed, aim to eat a meal or snack every three to four hours. And try to eat breakfast within 90 minutes of rising. People who regularly eat a healthy breakfast are more likely to control their weight. If you wait to eat until youre really ravenous, youre more likely to overeat later in the day. Also, breakfast helps fire up your metabolism after a full night of fasting, so break the fast.

Now the good news:

Your metabolism doesnt have to remain stagnant or take a nosedive. You can burn more calories and lose more weight just by changing the way you think about eating and moving.

All foods contribute to the thermic effect, which means that all foods carbohydrates, fats and proteins help to give the metabolism a gentle nudge higher when we eat them. Protein has the greatest thermic effect of all and can increase metabolism by helping to maintain and build muscle mass.
Tony Bednarowski is co-owner/publisher of Natures Pathways magazine, Your Path To Healthy Living. He writes about weight loss, nutrition, disease prevention awareness and personal development. For more information, visit Tony is also founder, developer and nutrition specialist for, Be Well, Live Well. He is a board-certified nutrition specialist focusing on weight loss, chronic disease prevention and sport performance enhancement with more than 30 years of experience in the health and fitness industry as a trainer, nutrition specialist and competitive athlete. For more information, visit

Remember, our basal metabolic rate includes the energy we need for body processes, including digestion. About 10 percent of our calories are used to process the food we eat. As the calories are burned, our bodies generate heat. This phenomenon, known as the thermic effect of food, is influenced by how much, how often, and what we eat. In addition, food can directly affect metabolism by altering the way the body functions, which changes the amount of energy it needs.
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Non-medicated approaches to improving the three types of attention
By Dr. Jody Jedlicka

or a parent whose child has been labeled ADD or ADHD, it seems like there are few options other than ignoring the symptoms or sentencing him/ her to a regimen of Ritalin or other stimulant medications. While most parents biggest concern is the possible side effects, perhaps an equally important consideration should be that stimulant medications only treat the symptoms not the underlying cause of the problem. This means that, although the child may be easier to handle at school, chances are that his/her grades are still sub-par. So whats a parent to do?

The three types of attention

There are three types of attention: sustained, selective and divided. In general, they are described as: Sustained: allows a child to stay on task for a long period of time. Selective: prevents a child from being easily distracted. Divided: allows a child to do more than one thing at a time or multi-task. In those with ADD, the frontal cortex (surface) of the brain has more difficulty using glucose, and there is less blood flow than in people without ADD. The frontal cortex inhibits impulses, initiates behavior and controls working memory. When it is underactive, the ability to screen out irrelevant stimuli is reduced, and the individual pays attention to EVERYTHING. This results in poor regulation of the motivation system and makes staying on task difficult without immediate rewards. Video games provide rapid, constant feedback and stimulation, and tend to be very engaging for people with ADD, explains Dr. Russell Griffiths, a licensed educational psychologist. Neuroscience shows that by targeting and stimulating the underactive region of the brain responsible for the characteristics of inattention, attention can be strengthened. Therefore, the correct

approach (to ADD/ADHD) is the opposite of the usual accommodations used like removing distractions, reducing workload or isolating students into quiet areas.

Exercises to improve the three types of attention

Although a thorough, intense program of cognitive skills training for children who are on stimulant medications like Ritalin is preferable, parents can do some exercises at home to improve the three types of attention in their children.

Understanding the weakest link: attention

Sustained attention

As with almost all learning struggles, the most common root cause is one or more weak cognitive skills, which are the fundamental tools of effective learning. Cognitive skills are the underlying tools that enable us to successfully focus, think, prioritize, plan, understand, visualize, remember and create useful associations, and solve problems. A childs cognitive skill set is made up of several of these tools, including auditory processing, visual processing, short and long-term memory, comprehension, logic and reasoning, and attention skills. In children with ADD or ADHD, the weakest cognitive skill is attention, although other areas tend to suffer as well.

Use a stopwatch while your child does a small task or homework assignment and take notice when he loses focus. If he starts playing or looking around at 1:30 minutes, stop the time. The child is then given a goal to try and focus for a longer period of time (e.g., 1:45 minutes). The game should include prizes or special privileges for the child to look forward to upon making the goal. Continue adding new time to the goal until he can repeatedly focus for 5 minutes at a time.

Selective attention

Do the same activity for sustained attention, but now add small distractions while your child tries to stay on task. As she is able to
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Expert answers to your health and wellness questions

Meal frequency, goal of obtaining six-pack and weight gain from nighttime munchies myth
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Question: A friend of mine eats five to six smaller meals each day and keeps telling me that I should be doing the same. Are there actually any benefits to doing this, especially if three meals per day are satisfying? Answer: Experts have been telling us to eat more frequently throughout the day for years now. And the prevailing wisdom says that increasing your meal frequency will increase your metabolism and help with weight loss. The theories behind these perceived benefits are sound, but unfortunately, much of the research conflicts with these statements. In fact, numerous studies indicate that increasing the number of meals consumed per day has very little impact on overall food intake and body composition. This makes sense since increased frequency doesnt seem to strongly affect total daily energy expenditure or resting metabolic rate either. There may be some benefit when it comes to appetite control and satiety, but the jury is still out on this too. If your energy level waxes and wanes throughout the day, then eating more frequently may be advantageous. But if youre satisfied eating three squares a day, then by all means continue to do so. Question: I would do almost anything to get a nice six-pack. Can you give me some tips and hints? Answer: Absolutely! Not everyone has this particular goal, but the ones who do seem to be very passionate about it. First of all, you have to do some serious core work, focusing on the abdominals, obliques and low back area. In doing this, most people make one of two mistakes. The first mistake is working these muscles too many days of the week. Some think you need to do abs almost every day, but you wouldnt do this for chest, back and legs, so why would you do it for your abdominals? The other common problem is that people dont push themselves when doing core work. Ive seen plenty of people stop their set right when they start to feel the
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burn. Others may only use their bodyweight, never thinking that weights might actually challenge them even more. Remember, the harder you work your abdominals, the less youll have to do them and youll get better results. Aside from strength training, the other key components to getting a firm, lean mid-section include cardiovascular exercise and, of course, proper diet. You should try to do cardio five to six days per week, especially if you have some extra flab to lose, and try to follow a well-balanced, caloriecontrolled diet. If you have more specific questions, be sure to schedule a meeting with a trainer at your local Anytime Fitness.
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handle small distractions, the distractions should increase. Make sure the task is game-like and once she completes a goal, she should receive a small reward or privilege.

Divided attention

This is the most important attention skill. Purchase a game like Simon, Bop-it or Perfection where the game has a timing and attention component to it. When your child starts the game, ask for other information while he is playing (e.g., name an animal and have the child make the sound, give two numbers and have him give the sum, ask him to describe their bedroom). This may seem overwhelming, but by setting small goals (e.g., two correct answers), and then increasing the goal, a child can strengthen their ability to multi-task. Parents should try to do these activities three to four times a week. These exercises are most effective when accompanying a professional cognitive training program. After working with a professional brain trainer in a one-on-one setting, most children who have been labeled as having ADHD, ADD or other learning disabilities can improve their skills dramatically, and more than a third of the students are able to eliminate their need for medication.
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Maximizing the mind for improving studying success

By Trish Poole

here are foundations that are helpful for learning success; some of those start very, very early on. But even if a person did not have the ideal situation in the beginning of life to get good grades, it is possible to make changes and improve learning experiences and successes. These new successes will enhance motivation and self-esteem, leading a student to come back and enjoy their studies more. First, address your study habits. Ideally, a habit is just that: you dont have to think about it you just do it, like putting your shoes on in the morning before you go outside or taking a shower upon awakening. You have a time set aside for studying and you study at the same time and same place.

1) Designate one location for study and use that site consistently. 2) Eliminate all distractions (leave the phone off, let your friends know that during those hours you are off the grid). 3) As soon as you are having trouble concentrating, stop, get up and take a break. Not only should you stop when you can no longer concentrate, but you should also have a set amount of time that you will study to avoid studying until you are exhausted. Hypnosis can help with 2 and 3 making it easier to concentrate,

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focus and get more from your study time. Second, enhance your memory retention and recall. There are several ways to do this. First, be sure to eat foods that support good physical health, such as whole foods, which support your body and brain functions. Drink plenty of water as well. Simple as it sounds, your brain works best when it and your whole body are hydrated. Second, be sure to chunk it down; break the material into smaller chunks so that you can study for the time it takes to get through one chunk, take a break, then study a second chunk. This will allow the brain to organize the material into a coherent whole. There are three types of memory: one that is more sensoryoriented (how something looks, feels, etc.), another that is more oriented towards how to do a physical activity, such as riding a bike, and the third is about words, ideas and concepts. The first two are much easier to recall on demand. The third, which is the one most relied upon with academic studies, can be enhanced through a few steps: 1. Review the material from time to time. Reviewing often and for short periods of time will assist in long-term memory and

2. Self test or have someone do a practice 3. Take a break between class topics to

avoid the need to cram for a test. test with you (i.e., flash cards).

allow your brain to absorb what you have studied. 4. Use sleep as a sealer; there is some research to support that sleeping after a study period helps you retain the key elements of the studied material. In fact, sometimes dreams can occur that are about the material just studied, which helps to deepen retention. Third, give yourself a reward for your study time. Its always easier to stay motivated to do something when there is a reward for your efforts. It can be the feeling of pride you will have when you get an excellent grade or recite the poem perfectly; it can be some time playing your favorite sport or getting together with friends, or even Facebook time. But stay true to your commitment and you! Dont give yourself the reward if you didnt do the work. Lastly, fear must be eliminated. The fear that interfers with learning can easily be

addressed with hypnosis. Research shows that the moment a student encounters fear, the frontal cortex of their brain shuts off because the student has gone into the stress response to fight or flight. It is a visceral thing. As human beings we are hardwired so that when we encounter fear we can run away from the danger or fight back, but neither of those two activities will help us during a test. Hypnosis can help a person remain relaxed, have feelings of confidence and cue oneself for success, thereby diffusing a fearful situation like test-taking. In this relaxed state and confident frame of mind, it is easy to keep the frontal cortex functioning normally, allowing the student to access memory, and do well on tests and performances. Doing this will lead to enhanced self-esteem, which in turn makes a student want to excel in his or her studies. And the new positive habit is born.
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Love your body

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By Brenda Velissaris, MSE, LPC, NCC

requently, I hear negative comments made by people about how they dislike some part of their body. Comments such as, I hate my body, I dont like how my legs look or I look disgusting, do nothing but destroy self worth, yet are said so frequently that no one really questions it because it seems so normal to say. Perhaps you have made these or similar negative comments about your body. Body image is a persons perception and feeling about their body and physical appearance. The image you have about your body is acquired as a result of your key relationships, important emotional events and

societal expectations that have developed throughout your entire life. Your feelings about your body are connected to how you feel about yourself. If you dont feel good about your body image, dont worry, you can change your perceptions if you want to. This will take some hard work and determination, but it is possible. Here are five effective tips to get you started on improving your body image today.

ugly you can change your perception by telling yourself this statement instead, My legs are strong which allows me the ability to drive my car and get to the places I want to be, without my legs I could not get around as freely, my legs make my life easier.

2. Stop the belittling

1. Change your perception

Focus on the gifts your body provides you instead of what you dont like about it. For example, if you think your legs are fat and

Negativity breeds negativity. When we are with peers who are negative, we pick up on that energy and make it our own. Carefully select the people who you spend time with. If you get together with a group of peers that nitpicks on their bodies, stop them from continuing the conversation and change the


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Stopping the inner critic shortly after it starts is an effective way to break that vicious negative thinking cycle.
subject to something more uplifting and inspiring. Or sit down with your friends and make a pact to no longer have negative body talk when you get together. Also, keep yourself in check and make sure that you are not the one instigating the negative body talk. acceptance. See the following meditation to help you get started. It is also helpful to take five to ten minutes in the afternoon to do this exercise to help refresh and stay focused on the intentions you set earlier in the day.

3. Love letter

5. Quiet your inner-critic

Writer a love letter to your body. Re-read the letter to yourself several times per week. This helps reframe your focus on the negative to the positive, which over time changes your perception of and relationship with your body.

When you have a negative thought about your body, quickly say stop to yourself and distract your thinking to something more positive or reframe the inner critic thought to something more positive. Stopping the inner critic shortly after it starts is an effective way to break that vicious negative thinking cycle. Below is a meditation to use to help change your perception of your body. My body is peaceful, healthy and happy, and so am I. Good health is my divine right. I am open and receptive to all the

healing energies in the universe. I know that every cell in my body is intelligent and knows how to heal itself. My body is always working towards perfect health. I now release any and all impediments to my perfect healing. I learn about nutrition and feed my body good, wholesome food. I watch my thinking and only think healthy thoughts. I release, wipe out and eliminate all thoughts of hatred, jealousy, anger, fear, self-pity, shame and guilt. I forgive all those who I believe have ever hurt me. I forgive myself for hurting others and for not loving myself more in the past. I love my body. I send love to each organ, bone, muscle and part of my body. I flood the cells of my body with love. I am grateful to my body for all the good health I have had in the past. I accept healing and good health here and now.
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Crystals amplify peace and love

By Jane Hamilton

his morning I awoke broken-hearted. The sadness of yesterdays events washed over my being, leaving behind a heaviness The crystal trilogy: quartz crystal flame with rainbows, polished rose and a deep sorrow. Yesterday a lone gunman in Oak Creek, quartz and amethyst cluster with calcite. Wisconsin, took a cab to a Sikh temple and opened fire using a 9mm semi-automatic handgun on men, women and children as they gathered to pray and practice their faith of peace. Somewhere in the life of these gunmen the seed Last month it was a man armed with enough of hate was planted, magnifying itself until it was rounds for a platoon who staged and executed manifested into action, an action with the sole terror in a Colorado movie theatre as he fired on purpose of killing. The direction of the hate is actuinnocent men, women and children. And if not ally random; these terrorists could hate any thing. tomorrow or the next day, it will happen again; They just look for differences as justification for hate will be manifested into violence seeking to their hate and then direct their energy at that target. destroy and spread itself. Hate becomes their obsession. These lone gunmen have their psyches torn What can a middle-aged, slightly plump white apart by the experts trying to determine if they woman living in Wisconsin, such as I, do in the are sane. Lets clarify this immediately the act violent world of today? Shall I become GI Jane? of picking up a weapon, entering a house of innoWorking out like a fiend, learning to shoot a cents and opening fire with the intent of killing semi-automatic weapon with uncanny accuracy is an act of insanity. It is also the act of a coward. or turning my body into a destructive weapon These people arm themselves like Navy Seals or by studying the martial arts? Then perhaps if I Special Forces, but unlike soldiers, their mission Amethyst cluster with calcite and am in the right place at the right time I can jump quartz crystal close-up. has no honor and it is not for the greater good. into action to save the day. The possibility of this

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happening is highly unlikely. What I can do is take the time on a daily basis to pray and meditate for peace, projecting love into the world. Just as the hate magnifies in the consciousness, causing acts of violence, peace too can magnify itself. Every thought, regardless of how seemingly insignificant, will join the universal consciousness and start a ripple. Let the ripple be from the seed of love, which will turn itself into a power- The wrapped pendent is tektite ful, strong wave of love. It just and the green crystals are moldatakes enough of us with the vite, which is the only translucent right intent and focus to affect tektite. Sterling silver pendent by Alena Zena. the consciousness, turning the tides from hate to love. Today I start the daily meditations for peace and love. Assisting me in directing these thoughts will be some of my favorite minerals. Rose quartz will magnify the thought of love in my heart. This will promote a calm energy, removing negativity while working to promote love. It will bring peace and love to my matrix, balancing my being. The physical ache of the circumstances of violence in the world will be removed by using rose quartz. It will dissolve the stress and tension from the news of the days violence. Carnelian will be used to aid me in living in this moment by clearing my head and removing any hateful traces from the gunmens actions. In my quest to counter the hate I do not want to become the hate, acting out in what appears to be a peaceful manner, only to actually have the negative emotions in me caused by the gunmen magnify. It will allow me to think and feel with clarity. Tektites, meteoritic glass from outer space, will assist one in drawing those together that are of like mind. It will assist in drawing others that desire to project love and peace together. It will protect and nurture the physical space that it is placed in. Moldavite is also included in this category. Amethyst has many attributes. This will be used because it is a powerful aid in meditation. It will assist in finding the calm and peaceful energies and bringing them to meditation. It also has the attribute of bringing peace. Quartz crystal as a transmitter will be used to magnify the other crystals and their attributes, while amplifying my intent of peace and love. It will aid in healing both the individual and the world while promoting harmony. Quartz crystals have an abundant amount of attributes that assist in many areas of daily living and the promotion of peace and love. Please join me in changing the world one thought at a time. Dont hate the haters. Take every breath with love and peace and together we can change the world so the love drowns out the hate.
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Wheat is not the cause of anyones belly

By Melissa Seith, RD, LD

verall, it must be kept in mind that no single nutrient or food item is to blame for anyones belly. A positive energy balance, meaning you are taking in more calories than you burn, is the cause for weight gain, not certain types of food. As such, a surplus of calories from specific foods, such as carbohydrates or wheat, does not promote body fat any differently than excess calories from other food types. Making the claim that eating a slice of whole wheat bread is bad for you, or is to blame for the obesity epidemic, denies the fact that whole grain wheat provides highly beneficial phytochemicals, vitamins, minerals and fiber. In fact, a study published in 2009 in the Journal of the American Dietetic Association found that consuming a low-carbohydrate diet was associated with an increased likelihood of being overweight or obese. The lowest risk was found with those who consumed about 47% to 67% of their calories from carbohydrates. Studies are consistently finding that lower body fat percentages, especially in the abdominal region, are strongly inversely correlated with whole grain intake. Whats even more interesting is that a study published in The Journal of Nutrition found that fiber from whole grain cereals was linked to greater reductions in body fat percentage and lower abdominal fat as compared to not only refined grains, but also total fiber intake. This suggests that fiber from whole grains may be more effective than fiber from other sources in reducing body fat percentage, particularly for the abdominal region. This tells us that whole grains may have an effect on where body fat is distributed. Keeping your waist trim not only improves your bikini-wearing ability, but is also related to a reduced risk of type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease, which are two major chronic diseases affecting many Americans today. If you like to follow a diet book, stick with diets that are scientifically proven to not only slim you down, but also keep you nourished and healthy. Check out one titled The Whole Grain Diet Miracle written by Lisa Hark, PhD, RD, and Darwin Deen, MD. This book was evaluated by the
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Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and stated as having well balanced meal plans that are nutritious and may introduce you to new healthful, flavorful foods with its fifty interesting and creative recipes. Avoid diet books and recommendations that eliminate entire food groups. Although these diets may induce weight loss, they also cause deficiencies and are difficult to maintain. As a result, you may regain the weight down the road. Also, dont forget all of the health benefits, nutrients and positive statistics associated with whole grains, including whole grain wheat flour:

The benefits of whole grains most documented by repeated studies include:

Stroke risk reduced 30-36%. Type 2 diabetes risk reduced 21-30%. Heart disease risk reduced 25-28%. Better weight maintenance.

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The art of longevity

By Gail Okray

You cant help getting older, but you dont have to get old. George Burns

e all know that stress can have adverse effects on the body, including heart function, cortisol production and depression, just to name a few. We also know that some stressors are good for us, provoking our fight or flight response, which keeps us safe in dangerous situations. Could those unhealthy stressors, the ones unrelated to the survival of the species, be affecting the aging process as well?

If youve ever seen someone who lives with chronic stress, you can see it on their face; it is reflected in their furrowed brow, their dull skin and the crows feet around their eyes. They begin to look much older than their chronological age. According to a 2004 study by Elizabeth Blackburn and Elissa Epel of the University of California, San Francisco, researchers are beginning to understand the correlation between stress and aging by studying telomeres, the protective caps on the ends of chromosomes. Chronic stress causes these telomeres to shrivel, which in turn causes cells to die, leading to rapid

deterioration of the external features of the body. The result is wrinkled skin, weaker muscles, less visual acuity and decreased brain function, which we perceive as aging. So how can we keep our telomeres nice and long, like an internal fountain of youth? Of course, a healthy diet and plenty of exercise are a good start. To ensure healthy aging, we must care for the mind as well. Excess worry and anxiety work against our bodys natural state of balance. The three most common coping strategies used by people who reach the age of 100 are: acceptance,
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Wearable fashions for fall

By Jill Nelson

onsidering the heat we are experiencing this summer, youre probably not thinking fall, but in the consignment world, we are always looking at the next seasons trends. When we put our summer clothes away and start pulling out last years fall pieces, what will stay and what will need to go? Here is what you can expect:

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dresses with these color patterns and accessories like scarves in blue/black will be in. Take that black blouse from your closet and reinvent it with the blue scarf. How about that black suit for work? Find a blue/black blouse to wear underneath. 2. Grandma chic: Cozy sweaters and shawls over printed dresses, Peter Pan necklines and vintageinspired tops over skinny jeans will be popular. Chances are you might have a handmade shawl from mom or grandma in your closet. (Or raid their house!) Throw that over the top of your dress or blouse for those cool fall nights or add a vintageinspired scarf to draw attention to your face. 3. Cozy sweaters: Consider cozy, oversized sweaters in fall tones: mustard, burgundy, olive and brown over leggings/jeans. 4. Leather: Leather will keep you warm and looking stylish. Leather skirts, pants, jackets and purses will be in.

in black and red are back! Help bring it back by wearing a scarf, coat, bag or even shoes. Dont dig too deep in your closet because shoulder pads are not back with your plaid. I know youre thinking 1980s, but stick to the accessory that you can add to any new piece and be ready to go! 6. Burgandy: Its rich, its earthy and it flatters a variety of skin tones. Its the in fall color. Youve got to have some of this in your closet if not in a sweater, how about in velvet or silk? 7. Reptile prints: They are subtle and abstract like crocodile, fish and lizard. Get rid of the loud/busy prints like giraffe, leopard and zebra! Handbags would be a great accessory in these prints, also shoes! 8. Belted dresses: Go for a simple solid-colored dress with a belted middle. Blouses can be belted under the bust for an empire waistline. Pull out your wide and skinny belts and start belting away!
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not worrying and taking things one day at a time. They make it sound so easy, dont they? What if there was a simple way each and every one of us no matter what our chronological age could let go of our worries, maintain our bodys precious balance and keep those telomeres from shortening prematurely? Through the ancient art of Jin Shin Jyutsu (also known as the art of longevity), we each hold within ourselves the ability to restore the energy pathways in the body, resulting in a state of vibrancy and vitality. Jin Shin Jyutsu is a touch therapy that can be administered by a practitioner or as self-help. The hands act as jumper cables to move energy along the pathways to health and harmony. Mary Burmeister, the loving, nurturing woman who brought Jin Shin Jyutsu to the United States over 50 years ago, spent years showing how simple touch can have incredible impact. The physio-philosophy of Jin Shin Jyutsu teaches that, in addition to the 26 safety energy locks located throughout the body, each finger corresponds to an attitude worry, fear, anger, grief and trying

If stress increases the bodys aging response ... perhaps harmonizing the attitude of worry could help us reverse those effects.
to (too hard) which needs to be harmonized for optimal health. By gently holding each finger and waiting for the pulses to come into rhythm, we can restore balance to these attitudes. If stress increases the bodys aging response, causing those telomeres to shrink and shrivel, perhaps harmonizing the attitude of worry could help us reverse those effects, thereby maintaining the length of our telomeres and allowing us to worry less and take one day at a time, just like those healthy centenarians. Aging should be about wisdom, peace of mind and happiness. Jin Shin Jyutsu allows us to master the art of living in a state of awareness so we can do the things that make us feel rejuvenated, which in turn lowers our stress level, which leads to an improved quality of life. Ultimately, we all need to take responsibility for identifying the stressors in our lives and finding the best way to deal with them. While we cannot solve all of the worlds problems in one day, we do all have the ability to find a few minutes each day to take some deep breaths, smile and hold our thumbs. If you commit to those few minutes every single day, your body and your telomeres will thank you for it.
Gail Okray was inspired by her passion for the art of Jin Shin Jyutsu to open Key Elements for Health. She has been a Jin Shin Jyutsu physio-philosophy practitioner and self-empowerment instructor since 1998. Over the years, Gail has motivated hundreds of individuals to move toward a healthier and more vibrant life through this ancient art. She provides weekly self-help tips on her Facebook page, and offers several self-empowerment workshops each year. Gail loves to work with clients of all ages babies, young people and adults. For more information or to schedule an appointment, please visit or call Gail at 920.366.1896.

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Colin Austin honored as Goodwills Outstanding Achiever

By Karen Kramer

olin Austin of Little Chute has been recognized as the Outstanding Achiever for August by Goodwill Industries of North Central Wisconsin (NCW). Austin has been with the Darboy Goodwill Retail Store and Training Center since November 2011 first as a program participant and now as a permanent team member. He was referred to Goodwills School-to-Work program by one of his teachers at Little Chute High School. Heather Hubers, Darboy area team leader, said Austins first job at the store was working at the donation door and even though it was very fast-paced, he was able to keep up. However, within his first couple of weeks, some of his struggles became apparent. When Darboy team leaders met with Austin to provide feedback as to how he was doing, he sat and listened, Hubers said. After that, a new Colin started showing up, she said. It appeared as though he had listened to and accepted our caring feedback. He made a firm commitment to change and grow within our organization, making sure we knew how much he liked it here. Within the first few weeks after our discussion, his growth was clear, Hubers noted. Colin was focusing on the task at hand, he was letting us know when he would get frustrated, and was just overall happier at work. He was meeting and exceeding all of our

expectations on a regular basis. After the Darboy team saw what Austin was capable of when he set his mind to it, they transferred him from the donation door to the shoe production area. His new tasks involve sorting for quality, pricing the shoes based on quality and/or name brand, and moving this merchandise to the sales floor. After a somewhat rocky start, Austin soon understood what he needed to do. As Colins program with us was nearing its conclusion, the Darboy team leaders decided we didnt want to lose him, Hubers said. So, at the end of his School-to-Work program in early June 2012, Colin was hired as a permanent member of the Darboy Goodwill team. As Brian Britz, Darboys assistant team leader, stated, We are proud of Colin and the growth he has achieved. He has listened to our constructive criticism and learned from it. The entire Darboy team is excited to see where Colin will take this opportunity and how far he will go, and they are very proud of him for being named Goodwills Outstanding Achiever. Each month, Goodwill NCW recognizes a current or former program participant like Austin or one of its volunteers as an Outstanding Achiever. Honorees come from one of Goodwills 24 store communities, its Menasha campus or its Ralph B. Shiner Center in Appleton. The purpose of this award is to recognize the strides that individuals have made, in part, because of their involvement with programs through Goodwill, said Keith Wilk, COO of Programs and Services at Goodwill NCW. Each honoree receives a certificate of achievement and Goodwill merchandise. For more information, contact Hubers at 920.968.0820 or hhubers_, or Wilk at 920.968.6233 or
Karen Kramer is a writer/editor with Goodwill NCW, a not-for-profit human services organization that helped improve the lives of more than 48,000 people across north central Wisconsin in 2011 through more than 25 programs and services. It covers 35 counties and includes 24 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. Visit the Web site at www.


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What happens during a Rolfing SI session?

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People seek Rolfing 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 spiritual or movement practice while others want to heighten bodily awareness. And then there are those who feel very stuck in their lives something is begging for change but they do not know quite where to begin. For whatever reason that people seek Rolfing SI, the desire for change is a common thread. Many Rolfers will help potential clients determine if Rolfing SI is right for them by offering a complimentary consultation. The consultation is an opportunity to discuss personal goals, review body history, clarify expectations and answer any questions. If a client decides to proceed, the Rolfer and the client will set an intention 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 clients 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 his or her hands, arms and bodyweight to put slow, sustained pressure in certain directions on the tissue of the clients arms, legs, front and back. Directional pressure helps to reposition fascia, take slack out of an area or release restriction. Care is taken to balance the body throughout the session. 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 clients 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 bodys 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!
Victoria L. Huss, Certified Rolfer and owner of New Possibilities Integration LLC (in downtown Appleton) finds joy in helping people unfold and find freedom from rigidity and chronic pain. Victoria offers free 30-minute consultations. For more information, contact her via phone at 920.427.7653 or on the Internet at Rolfing is a registered service mark of the Rolf Institute of Structural Integration.







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e are bombarded today by advertisements of beauty and how to achieve it. Ive seen a total of 16 commercials for skin care products in a one-hour time slot with products promising to evaporate wrinkles, abolish age spots and restore your youth by at least 10 years. Growing up, I admit, I was a product junkie and always tried the latest potions, masks, serums and peels. With their sparkly packaging and before and after pictures, how could one resist spending their whole weeks earnings on just one of these products? Well, times are changing and people are becoming more aware of what they are putting on their skin. Even though temporary changes may be seen, these products, with ingredients that look like they are written in Latin, are actually doing a lot of damage to our skin and internal organs, and will eventually kick us in the butt by making us look older in the long run! What a revolution to learn and experience firsthand that the power of food and how products that are made by chefs, not by chemists, are the secret to turning back the hands of time on our skin. Its an amazing and hopeful thought to know your skin transforms itself every 28 days. So in less than a month your skin could look totally different from how it looks today. Are you frustrated with your skin not looking its best? There are many out there struggling with skin issues, such as acne, eczema, psoriasis and general inflammation, which steroids or medications are just not touching. These are issues that need to be dealt with by using nutrition and healing internally. The skin is our largest organ, and when we see problems arising such as these, it is due to an internal issue. Toxins from within are trying to escape. When cosmetic issues such as wrinkling, dry skin or age spots plague us, we need to look at what we are using for building blocks for our skin cells. Are you supplying them with sugar, caffeine and refined junk foods that break down collagen and elastin, and create that sagging effect? Imagine the masterpiece you could create if you ate foods rich in collagen-building materials so the new cells that developed were supple, smooth and radiant! Your body makes these
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new cells from the food you eat, so what you eat literally becomes you. You have a choice in what youre made of! Some great nutrients and foods to start with today for beautiful skin tomorrow are: Silica strengthens connective tissue to keep skin firm and supple. It is found in strawberries, cucumbers, mangos, asparagus and garbanzo beans. The herb horsetail is also high in silica for great hair, skin and nails. Omega-3s are great for inflammation, repair, moisture content and flexibility of the skin. The body cannot produce this, so we need to be eating this in the form of salmon, flaxseeds, walnuts, hemp or chia seeds. Zinc is great for acne sufferers, as it helps in the production of oils. This mineral is abundant in pumpkin seeds and Brazil nuts. Antioxidants like vitamins C, A and E are essential for fending off free radicals that occur from poor nutrition, environmental toxins and even off the chemicals from your favorite skin care product. Free radicals consume and destroy collagen and elastin, which help to support our skin structure. Antioxidants are abundant in all fruits and vegetables, and really pack a punch in superfoods such as raw cacao or goji berries. Selenium is needed for tissue elasticity and is found in tuna, salmon, garlic and Brazil nuts. By learning to eat according to your purpose, which for many is to feel and look their absolute best, and by incorporating healthconscious products into your regime, a transformation of self can occur that you just cannot put in a commercial. For information on skin-deep detox programs or dates for September beauty seminars, please contact Masterpiece Nutrition.
Kendra Kadrlik, CNT, is a nutritional therapist who uses the power of food to restore health and help eliminate the negative side effects of our food choices. She owns Masterpiece Nutritional Consulting and loves to educate people on the importance of their diets by doing seminars, group awareness activities, such as Juice Fasts or WheatFree Weeks, and one-on-one consultations. Visit, e-mail or call 920.680.5778.

5 tips for taking great end-ofsummer snapshots of your kids

By Amy Gaerthofner
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apturing our childrens daily activities helps them form memories of their childhood. Now that summer is ending and school is starting, it is an excellent time to document some of those moments. Taking quality snapshots will not only keep more of the memories from getting deleted, it will justify printing and sharing them for all to enjoy. 1. Turn off your flash. Most newer digital cameras are better at the auto flash and when it will fire. In my experience, turning off the flash on your camera and moving into even natural light will help the quality of your images immensely. 2. Crouch down and get that shot at their level. Seeing them from their vantage point will create memorable images that are more dynamic. 3. Play with the settings on your camera. Digital photography makes for instant feedback if you take a shot and it didnt turn out, you can see it right away and make an adjustment and keep on shooting. 4. Hand the camera to someone else for a change. I know that as the main picture taker in my family, I never seem to get into any photos. Handing the camera to an older teen or another adult will guarantee that you get some face time in your family photo history. 5. Memories are memories; dont feel bad about taking snapshots with your phone. Dont worry about being a perfectionist with your images leave that to the professionals.
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Healing energy of love

By Master Jesse

have often been asked, Can I be a healer? or What do I need to know or to have to be a healer? My response: time. Time is the key. You must be willing to put the time in for years and years and years! It will take that long for you to understand that you dont know anything, and that is if you are lucky. Once you are ready to accept that, you are ready to start an apprenticeship. There is no better way to gain the working experience needed to understand what it is that you do as a healer than with an apprenticeship. But if you are like most people, you dont have the time and you dont know a good master that will teach you properly. Healing is all about energy and the intent. As an individual you

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In the great scheme of life, are there do-overs?

By Teresa Van Lanen

ere, I am not referring to do-overs as opportunities to turn back the hands of time, but more as learning through life experiences. And with that said, yes, I have found that most of us do experience do-overs and usually more than one. You are evolving and changing every day. Some of us are just doing it in bigger leaps than others. Its what you say to yourself after a life event and what you do with those lessons that can either move you ahead or keep you stuck, looking back at what once was.

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opportunities your way. And then you will be open to detecting these opportunities and to receiving them. When in a lower vibration, you are not open to see that these opportunities even exist. 5. Maintain a higher vibration. To do this, use a combination of meditation and journaling to check in with yourself. Ask yourself when faced with an opportunity, Is this for my higher good? Then follow that practice by doing an activity that you are passionate about. Using some form of creativity a few days a week is a great way to keep that energy going. Dont forget to participate in physical activity of some sort. This will help keep you grounded in the here and now as you get into your do-over. 6. Recognize when you need grounding. Are your thoughts scattered? Are you feeling stuck or even a little dizzy? These are all signs that you need a bit of grounding. 7. Find ways to get grounded. Massage and yoga are great ways to get your root chakra cleared, a fast track to grounding. Exercise and sports can be very grounding. But if thats not your thing, try other activities like walking in the woods, jumping rope, skipping, dancing, cleaning your spaces from clutter, walking barefoot in sand or cooking. Dont get stuck looking for what once was by playing it safe; life doesnt have ghoul but there are do-overs!
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to be associated with the alignment of his jaws. When he put his teeth together, his jaw muscles were stressed, which resulted in a misalignment of his vertebrae. Acid build up in the muscles caused chronic muscle, back and neck pain. In a situation like this, after a complete examination, a diagnostic bite guard can be made that will allow the muscles to relax so the teeth can close properly. In my patients case, his muscles relaxed, his spine realigned to its normal position and the pain was gone. The rest of his health care team is providing him with the necessary aids in order to build up his health and well-being. Dr. Twohig uses materials that are safe, effective and non-toxic, with little or no side-effects, allowing the patient to heal themselves and ultimately reach a state of good health. Biocompatibility testing is available to assure materials are the best match for the patient.



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any people do not realize that precautions should be taken when discarding certain household items. Improper disposal of hazardous materials may have negative effects on our environment such as contaminating drinking water, increasing algae blooms and the potential of igniting in garbage trucks. Outagamie County residents, including all of Appleton and New London, are able to dispose of their hazardous materials safely and properly at a Household Hazardous Waste Clean Sweep. The Clean Sweeps are held at the Solid Waste facility located at 1419 Holland Road, Appleton. Outagamie County 2012 Since the items brought Clean Sweep Schedule to the Outagamie Clean September and October Only Sweeps are properly disposed of, you can feel good Wednesday, Sept. 5 that you have kept these 8-11 a.m. items from entering the Saturday, Sept. 15 landfill or contaminating 8-11 a.m. our water supply. To make an appointment Wednesday, Oct. 3 today call 920.832.5277, 8-11 a.m. option 3, or visit RecycleMoSaturday, Oct. 20 8-11 a.m.
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Latex paint is a water-based substance and is not considered a hazardous material. Once latex paint has completely dried and becomes hard, it may be disposed of in your regular trash. If the paint is still liquid, open the top and allow the paint to air dry. To speed up the drying process, you may add kitty litter; saw dust, floor dry or commercial paint hardener.

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The amazing skin benefits of avocado oil

By Caitlin Brotz

kay, its true at Oliv 426, we LOVE our natural oils from olive, rice bran and macadamia to essential oils like tea tree, peppermint and even catnip, but avocado holds a special place in our hearts. Found almost exclusively in natural skin care products, its not as widely used as many may think, but with a high concentration of vitamins, fatty acids and antioxidants, its benefits are incredible.

Moisturizes dry skin

Avocado oil has wonderful natural hydrating abilities and its chemical make-up allows it to be absorbed by the deep-down squamous layer of the skin, as well as retain water, acting as an emollient, all of which promotes soft and supple tissue. Many of our customers with eczema and psoriasis love using an avocado oil lotion to treat flare-ups, particularly in the cooler, drier, fall and winter months.

Rejuvenates and attacks signs of aging

Not only can avocado help out with dry skin, it is also believed to mobilize and increase the collagen of connective tissue. More collagen means younger, brighter, more supple-looking skin. Vitamins A, B1 and B2, D and E aid in forming a natural barrier against wrinkles and other signs
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Dealing with the difficult elderly

By Kate McCarthy

hen my husbands grandmother moved in I knew there were bound to be some challenges. She spoke no English and communicating with her in my elementary level Greek was difficult. Yet I was determined to show compassion, include her in the family and provide whatever care she needed. Everyone said she had always had a difficult personality, but I was not at all prepared for the ordeal that I had just signed up for. At 94, she proved to be as wilful, manipulative and mean tempered as a child going through the terrible twos. I had often wished I could give her a timeout or send her to her room. Not knowing why she was acting out or how to handle her caused troubles throughout the household and was devastating to me as her caregiver. There are times when caring for a difficult elder feels impossible. Knowing what can be done to help the situation and what will have to be endured with lots of loving patience can make a difference in the caregivers ability to provide care long term. When dealing with a grumpy grandma or grandpa, it is important to find out if there is an underlying reason for their complaints and crankiness. If anger and negativity are relatively new personality traits, there may be external causes which can be addressed. Medications: Certain medications can cause personality changes. Antidepressants, anti-seizure medications, blood pressure and anti-inflammatory medications can all cause behavior issues if not matched and adjusted correctly to the individual. Also, a combination of different types of medications can play a role in behavioral problems. Always have a pharmacist check for interaction problems when dealing with your loved ones meds.
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Infections: Bladder infections (UTI) are common among the elderly and can cause trouble physically and behaviorally. An onset of out-of-character behavior can often be traced back to a physical infection and should be treated medically. Pain: Chronic pain makes everyone feel a bit cranky and often an elder will try to bear the pain and forego seeing a doctor. Being stoic about pain isnt always the same as suffering in silence, and often the elder doesnt see the connection between his pain and a general crabby attitude. Getting proper medical help for pain management will go a long way in helping with behavioral issues. Dementia: Memory loss is frustrating to those suffering with dementia and can cause unusual behavior. People with dementia are often unable to mask negative aspects of their personality and will say and do socially unacceptable things. In addition, there are many types of dementia, such as Alzheimers disease, Sundowners Syndrome and Picks disease, which are marked by dramatic personality changes and rather aggressive behavior. In some cases, such as with my husbands grandmother, a life-long habit of being difficult means behavior becomes increasingly impossible as aging issues come into play. Ingrained difficult behavior that was somewhat kept in check for years, with age cannot be hidden or masked. Add into the mix a bit of dementia and behavior can become unreasonable, irrational and aggressive. It is important to recognize that ingrained negative behavior is not likely to change at an advanced age. According to Jacqueline Marcell, author of Elder Rage, in cases where dysfunctional behavior is compounded by

age, the best thing a family caregiver can do is to develop an emotional shield. By letting hurtful words and irrational deeds bounce off, caregivers protect themselves from the stress of caring for loved ones who are not behaving in a loving manner. She also advises getting help from support groups. Having support from those going through similar situations can help a caregiver cope and knowing you are not alone can be a source of comfort. Equally important is getting respite. Caregivers, especially those with difficult elders, need to take a break to rest and relax. There are many community services and home health agencies available to help with providing occasional, temporary or even round the clock respite care. Often having a professional caregiver come into a difficult situation can break a pattern of negative behavior and is beneficial to everyone involved. Providing loving kindness to our elders is the right thing to do, even when behavior issues make it difficult. Knowing what can be done to help the situation and what, unfortunately, must be tolerated, helps caregivers keep things in perspective.
Kate McCarthy is director of operations for HomeAid Health Care, which provides non-medical home services for the elderly who wish to remain safe and independent at home. HomeAid is a sister company to Prairie Home Assisted Living, which has served the physical, spiritual, mental and health needs of their residents since 1999. Together the two companies provide comprehensive care that meets the needs of the elderly in the Fox Valley. Sources: How to Deal with an Elder Who Complains Too Much by Carol Bradley Bursack, www. Retrieved 7/9/12. I Love My Mother, But I Dont Like Her by Jacqueline Marcell, Retrieved 7/9/12. 5 Success Tips with Difficult Aging Parents by Carolyn Rosenblatt, Retrieved 7/9/12.

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of aging skin. And last, but certainly not least, vitamin E is also known as a natural antioxidant that protects and repairs your skin,neutralizing the oxidant effect of free radicals, which are molecules that damage collagen and cause skin dryness, fine lines and wrinkles. Want younger looking skin? Try folding avocado oil into your skin care routine as a nighttime moisturizer or repairing serum.

Avocado oil is rich in omega-3s, which are shown to be a highly effective protector from UV solar radiation.
help to even skin tone and reduce skin damage imperfections. and fighting blemishes to protecting us from the sun and the effects of aging, the benefits of avocado oil are unparalleled. So when selecting your next skin moisturizer, lotion or anti-aging product, try something different and give this amazing oil a whirl. We promise youll adore it in no time, just as we do!
Caitlin Brotz is owner of Oliv 426, located at 511 N. 8th St., in downtown Sheboygan or online at Devoted to improving the well-being of customers and the world around us every day, Oliv 426 believes in creating all-natural personal care products that are truly healing, non-harmful and affordable for everyday use. For more information about Oliv 426 or to learn more about the benefits of all natural personal care, contact Caitlin at or 920.783.0809. Oliv 426 offers Avocado Oil Whipped Lotion to customers with eczema and psoriasis to treat flare-ups. See our other avocado oil products, too!

Fights blemished skin

Protects against harmful UV rays

Add onto the list of benefits avocado oils ability to help fight blemished and damaged skin. It is high in compounds extracted from plants and used in the creation of dextrose, called sterolins. Its the role of these amazing compounds to properly absorb fat and improve immune system quality, also producing more skin collagen, reducing blemishes, relieving damaged skin and decreasing the incidence of age spots. Daily or even weekly use of an avocado oil cleansing treatment can not only help to moisturize, but also

And last, but certainly not least, avocado oil is rich in omega-3s, which are shown to be a highly effective protector from UV solar radiation. Avocado oil has been given the highest ranking by the Encyclopedia of Chemical Technology for sunscreen effectiveness when compared to other naturally derived oils, such as peanut, olive and coconut. While not to be used in place of a sunscreen, having avocado oil integrated into facial moisturizers or lotions will help greatly to fight skin damage and aging caused by daily sun exposure. As you can see, from healing dry skin

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Awakening the Tree of Life within

By Laural Virtues Wauters
Who looks outside dreams, who looks inside awakes. Carl Jung

he 11th anniversary of 9/11 is the perfect time to awaken to our shared roots and continue the healing process that has already begun. The Tree of Life is seen as the archetype for the human psyche to attain self-fulfillment as both human and divine. This is why the Tree of Life plays a central role in almost every major world religion.

Our physical body as the Tree of Life

Trees symbolize the cycles of life

Early man saw trees as ancestors and honored the gifts these wise ones shared. They noticed that when trees died, the earth was replenished so new trees could grow. They also sensed that the spirit of the tree went to the stars. It is from these early observations that stories between trees and man began to form. These beliefs were passed down through storytelling on every continent, providing a rich diversity of cultures that form our family tree. Trees held the secrets of life, death and rebirth. Spring/Birth new leaves begin to form, blossoms bud open. Summer/Life leaves are fully formed, fruits and nuts ripen. Fall/Death leaves release, fruits and nuts are harvested. Winter/Rebirth branches are revealed, trees sleep, recharging for spring.

We are living trees of life! Physically we can think of our legs and feet as roots, our torso as the trunk, and our arms and head as the branches. Within our physical body we have various systems that regulate our ability to live. We also have a subtle emotional/ spiritual body consisting of energy centers known as chakras. Chakras regulate how we process our feelings or hold stories within the systems of our physical bodies.

Our divine or energy body as the Tree of Life

Mankinds original spiritual practice began over 50,000 years ago and was passed on through stories and ceremony. Eventually they evolved into separate belief systems that formed religions and beliefs. By becoming more aware of these beliefs, we can see how they inform our collective unconsciousness. From this place of awareness we can become more conscious and heal the separation within our worldview and ourselves.

Awakening our collective unconsciousness

Roots of the tree (awareness of

nature as self and divine)
1. Root chakra indigenous belief

Carl Jungs understanding of the development of consciousness provides a framework for how the archetype of the Tree of Life is held within our psyche. He saw that humans shared similar experiences or awareness even though they did not interact with each other. He called this the collective unconscious. Roots of the tree personal unconsciousness (our own stories we are not aware of). Trunk of the tree personal consciousness (our everyday awareness). Branches of the tree collective unconsciousness (human stories we are not aware of). Tree as a whole collective consciousness (human stories we are aware of).
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(interconnected with the cycles of earth and the stars).

Trunk of the tree

(awareness of self as human and divine within nature)

2. Sacral chakra Taoism (yin feminine;

yang masculine; both are seen as human and divine forces of nature). 3. Solar plexus chakra Hinduism (multiple aspects of self and divine).* 4. Heart chakra Buddhism (self and divine is within).

Branches of the tree

divine to the self).

(awareness of self as separate from the divine)

5. Throat chakra Judaic belief (one God that speaks from the 6. Third eye chakra Christian belief (one God and Son of God 7. Crown chakra Islamic belief (one God that speaks from the

who takes the sins of the self). divine for the self).**

Tree of Life (awareness as a whole)

8. Soul chakra oneness (seeing the self and divine within all).

*Sikhism is a form of mystical monotheism (belief in one God) that seeks the divine in all. **Sufism is a mystical form of Islam that sees the divine in all. Note: Atheists do not believe in the divine known as God. Positive Atheists believe that we are divine beings having a human experience. Agnostics believe we cannot know whether the divine exists.

The Tree of Life as the axis mundi center of the world/universe

The Tree of Life is often seen as a pole that runs through the center of the Earth. The Earth rotates around this pole that is generated by an electromagnetic core. Galaxies also rotate around electromagnetic cores known as black holes.

The Tree of Life as the anima mundi soul of the world

This concept of a central core is also found within our hearts, which give off 60% more electromagnetic energy than our brains. When we are able to see with our hearts instead of our eyes, we realize that we are not separate, that this is the place of the soul. This knowing forms the archetype of the Tree of Knowledge, which awakens the Tree of Life within. From this place of the soul, we can choose to step out of judgment and begin to heal the wounds of our collective unconscious by seeing that we are one. The Tree of Life lives within each of us, helping us awaken to our true nature. Let us reach out with branches of compassion, connect with each other through our shared roots, and hold space for all to grow and feel loved. Laural Virtues Wauters
Laural Virtues Wauters is a teacher, shamanic practitioner, mandala facilitator and soul coach. Laural creates and facilitates yearlong programs as well as workshops based on awakening the Tree of Life Within. She holds both a BA in social work and communication arts. She is a certified mandala facilitator through Dr. Judith Cornell and a graduate of the Four Winds Healing the Light Body School of Energy Medicine, founded by Dr. Alberto Villoldo. For more information and a class schedule, visit

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Im eating healthy, so why am I overweight and sick?

Kim Neher, MS, clinical nutritionist

ealthy eating is important, so how can it be that some people truly dont feel healthy no matter what they do? Even those who are eating organic, growing their own foods and baking their own meals from scratch are struggling. Do they have bad genes making them destined to be unhealthy? Or is there some other explanation? Do you see yourself or someone you know in this scenario? Most people think that being healthy is the absence of disease. But there is so much more to health than this! True health is a state of feeling good, having energy, having a positive mindset, and vitality of body, mind and spirit. The characteristics of health can occur when your bodys chemistry is in balance, cells are nourished and nutrients are being properly absorbed. So, how is it that some people work really hard at being healthy and are doing everything right, yet still are not able to achieve excellent health? The truth is that optimal wellbeing sometimes takes more than a healthy diet, regular exercise and a positive mindset. You are unique, with no one else on the face of the earth exactly like you. Your needs are unique. You must meet your unique needs to realize your true health potential. And not to worry, this only takes a little detective work to get to the bottom of whats holding you back. First, foods are classified healthy according to the nutrients they contain and their potential to produce general
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health-enhancing benefits. But not all so-called healthy foods may be healthy for you. Youve heard that some people have allergies to foods like peanuts, eggs or dairy. Maybe youre one of them or you know someone who has food allergies. Generally, with food allergies, your reaction is instantaneous or occurs within two hours of eating the food. Amazing how some people can thrive on these foods while others become seriously ill. The same occurs with another kind of allergy, a hidden food allergy (sensitivity), causing a reaction anywhere from several hours to three days after youve eaten the food. It can cause weight gain, migraines, digestive upset, arthritis, fatigue, skin disorders and many more ailments you probably wouldnt always associate with food. When you eat foods youre sensitive to, especially over and over each day or week, it causes an inflammatory reaction in your body and your health declines. Suppose youre intolerant to foods like spinach, oatmeal or salmon. Everything you read tells you theyre healthy foods that protect you from things like cancer and heart disease. You eat them frequently because theyre supposed to be so good for you. But instead of feeling better, you feel worse. Your joints are getting stiff. Your skin is breaking out. Headaches are occurring frequently. You cannot lose weight no matter what you do. Youre frustrated. Youre doing so many good things for your health and instead of feeling

better, you feel worse. If this sounds like you, youre not alone! Most people dont have a clue theyre sensitive to certain foods, because it can be a challenge to determine which ones they are. You can try to figure it out on your own by following an elimination diet. However, this can take a long time to determine all your sensitive foods and, in my experience, most people cant stick with it long enough to determine all their sensitivities. An easier way to discover your food sensitivities is a food sensitivity lab test.Its a blood test that challenges the part of your immune system responsible for food sensitivities against different foods to determine your immune response. The strength of the response tells if you have a severe, moderate or mild sensitivity or none at all. You can choose to test up to 200 different foods, with results listing all your sensitive foods, the degree of sensitivity and your safe foods. Its that simple. Imagine how long it would take to test that many foods on an elimination diet!
Kimberly Neher, MS, is the clinical nutritionist located inside The Chiropractic Advantage. Her passion lies in supporting peoples health through evidence-based medicine (risks versus benefits of medications) and healing therapies through nutrition. Kimberly has experience working with clients regarding weight and fatigue issues, sports nutrition, food sensitivities and allergies, and general health concerns such as high blood pressure, high glucose levels, high cholesterol/triglycerides, thyroid conditions and irritable bowel disorders. To learn more, contact Neher at 920.358.5764 or

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season is often a time of renewed concern by parents about family nutrition. And for good reason: sound nutrition plays such an important role in the learning and development of children. As Hippocrates alluded to all those years ago, good health starts with food choice. Offering a nice variety of whole, fresh foods, especially fruits, vegetables, protein and whole grains, is the best thing parents can do for their childrens as well as their own nutritional needs. From there, you really should examine where each family members deficiencies lie, especially important for those picky eaters in the household, explains Ann Hearden, one of the certified nutritionists at Streus Pharmacy Bay Natural in Green Bay. In addition to providing these basic nutrients for the family, this time of year is especially appropriate for keeping immune system health in mind. As children go back

to school, they are exposed to new viruses that they can also bring home with them. So, it really is necessary to involve the whole family in your households nutrition plan. Streus Pharmacy Bay Natural offers the support every family can use in their ongoing pursuit of health and wellness. We welcome families both in our store as well as our classroom, says Jane Kozicki, an owner of the business. Our goal is to be on the top of the list when it comes to resources for families to turn to for health and wellness information, she adds. Today more than ever people want and need education about their own health, as well as that of their families. We are thrilled to have our certified nutritionists, registered nurses, pharmacists as well as our classroom available to the community as resources for this information, says Jolene Griggs, client advocate/brand ambassador. Hearden has some timely advice for parents who may not be confident in their

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good, all-natural omega-3 product. A supplement such as this

may aid in brain and central nervous system development. Hearden offers that concentrating specifically on the DHA product is particularly good for both brain and vision development. One option at Streus is ReNew Life Kids DHA, which is all-natural, gluten and sugar-free, and

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Hearden makes it clear that these are general suggestions for childrens good health, but that each childs needs are unique, so always consult your health care provider before implementing a health program. Other items that are popular in the childrens section at Streus include, calcium, vitamins C and D, and all-natural remedies for attention, cough and cold care.

big, all-natural, organic Medjool dates. Among the assortment there are also tart red cherries, and organic raisins and apricots. Trail mixes. Streus carries a variety of all-natural combinations. Seeds. Hearden recommends the pumpkin seeds, which are rich in zinc (good for immune system). Nuts. Among the variety at Streus are organic walnuts, a good source of omega-3, and Brazil nuts, which are a good source of the antioxidant selenium (good for immune system). Granolas. They say there are as many granolas as there are people making it. Take your pick! Organic grains. Hearden points out the organic quinoa, a South American grain, which cooks like rice and is high in protein, low in carbs, when compared to other grains. Also, the organic Basmati grain, organic rolled oats, organic flax seed and organic rye berries.

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Feed your soul, feel your spark

By Wendy Fahrbach

o you ever feel like there is a spark inside you waiting to burst into a fantastic, life-fulfilling destiny? Do you find yourself wishing, If only ? Perhaps you feel like theres something more meaningful you are meant to do with your life? Or some subtle feeling that you have greatness inside, just waiting to be freed and shared with others? Have you ever considered listening to that spark? This is your intuition, or your Divinity, speaking to you and giving you signs to follow your heart. Most people never even pay attention to the signs. The daily chores and responsibilities just go on day after day, year after year. And the whole time you may have a feeling of not being quite complete, but are unsure what exactly is missing. There are ways you can bring out your

spark so it can grow into a big, brilliant destiny! With the Internet there are many opportunities to find a holistic practitioner who can help you honor and develop your spark. Some programs are one-to-one systems, while others may be more of an online group setting. These programs offer a lot in the way of loving support and guidance as you work to honor the purpose, or dharma, of your life. In committing to yourself, your destiny, and your Divinity, you can begin to feel amazing amounts of joy. Joy isnt something we hear people talk about much these days, but it is still inside you. It sits deep within, right there with your spark, waiting to be freed. By trusting in a higher power and your innate abilities to manifest, you can take the steps towards freeing your spark.

1. Read inspiring stories. When we read

stories about others who took the leap to listen to their heart and follow their dreams, it inspires us. It gets us thinking, Geez, if she could do it given her circumstances, then I could do it too! You might also want to begin reading books on selfdevelopment. Authors such as Dr. Wayne Dyer, Louise Hay, Cheryl Richardson and many more offer fantastic books, audio downloads and DVDs to inspire you. There is even a free Hay House Radio Web site that you can tune into for inspiration anytime, at 2. Surround yourself with inspiring reminders. This can include pictures or momentos that are meaningful to you. You neednt feel pressured to explain or justify why you want that feather or


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rock on your desk. You know what it symbolizes and how it makes you feel and thats all that matters. You could also consider placing something in your surroundings that symbolizes where you want to get to in life. Perhaps its a picture of someone painting in the Italian countryside. Whatever your heart longs for, you can help nurture the journey with beautiful, supportive surroundings. 3. Meditate daily. A regular meditation practice, even for as little as ten minutes a day, is going to benefit you. Meditation allows our mind and body to relax. While you cannot stop your mind from having thoughts, you can begin to experience the pockets of peace between your thoughts. It is in these pockets that you open up to hear the messages for your soul. You need not be intimidated about learning meditation, simply find a qualified instructor to teach you. Why put it off any longer? You can begin today, perhaps as soon as you finish reading this article! Feed your soul. Free your spark!
Wendy Fahrbach is the founder of Brown Dog Meditation and Wellness Center, LLC, in Green Bay. Private, group, corporate, in-person or virtual, and tele-seminars are offered in meditation and mind-body wellness. Wendy is certified in Primordial Sound Meditation through Dr. Deepak Chopra and The Chopra Center for Well-Being in Carlsbad, Calif. For more information, please contact Wendy at or 920.621.4593.

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Working with nature during times of drought

By Todd Rockweit

uring this decade of droughts it becomes much more important, come late summer, to be aware of the nutritional status of your perennial crop, which includes your turf. Crops in drought-affected regions do not store away adequate reserves of energy because their growing season is shortened. The following spring, they manifest this condition by slow growth, reduced fruit set and similar problems.

Yet you do have an opportunity to avoid that on dry land perennials if you have some late-season moisture, a little bit of growing weather, such as an Indian summer, and if you foliar fertilize (compost tea). Other forms of fertilization may help for grasses, if you have time, but will do little for woody perennials. Minerals in a given season for a tree crop like apples or blueberries come from what those plants have stored in their

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above-ground tissues. In a tough year, their roots dont take up enough minerals to replace those that were in the wood and moved to the harvested fruit. Though not as pronounced, this same process holds true for crops like alfalfa, herbaceous perennials and cool season grasses. Come spring, the nutrients dont have as far to go after root uptake, but the process is just as vital because a slow start on these (or any crop for that matter) cuts into the final yield. The thing to remember is that fall fertilization is the first application for next years crop. Often it is the most important application. Whether you grow apples, raspberries, alfalfa or grass, your next crop depends hugely on how well those plants go into dormancy. Targeted foliar fertilization prior to dormancy is the most effective, efficient, and timely way to get your next crop off to a good start. This is also a great time to assess the performance of irrigation systems, as the turf will quickly tell the story of any issues with coverage or output. When circumstances permit, however, dormancy of well-established and otherwise healthy turf can help save time, labor and management resources if approached properly. If dormancy is an option, remember these important points for managing dormant turf:

If you opt for dormancy, commit to it. Avoid irrigation unless adequate and consistent evapotranspiration (ET) replacement can be achieved. Irregular and insufficient irrigation during dormancy can actually further deplete valuable carbohydrate reserves and negatively impact later recovery. However, if dormancy persists for an extended period (perhaps 45+ days, depending on turf species, soil, etc.), reduced recovery can be expected Restrict traffic on dormant turf to the lowest possible level. The turfgrass shoots that die back when dormancy progresses are not able to adequately cushion and protect the critical meristems that will ultimately facilitate re-growth and recovery. Mow only when absolutely necessary. If a mowing event is needed, avoid mowing during the hottest part of the day. (This benefits the turf as well as the operator.) If watering is necessary, here is a simple formula to help determine the proper amount of time to water to achieve 1 inch depth of water:

If you opt for dormancy, commit to it. ... Irregular and insufficient irrigation during dormancy can actually further deplete valuable carbohydrate reserves and negatively impact later recovery.
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Creating a wellrounded approach to autism treatment

Behavioral and biomedical approaches
By Danette Locke & Jessica Meyer

ometimes choosing the right treatment for your autistic child can be a bit daunting. There are so many different approaches applied behavioral analysis (ABA), occupational and speech therapies, and drug and biomedical treatments are some of the more notable ones that are being talked about both by parents and providers today. Eager to find the best possible treatment for their children, parents are often left to their own devices to wade through options, often with conflicting information from providers. Autism has several components: a biological/physiological (body) component, a cognitive (mind) component and a social/emotional (psychological) component. Because so many factors affect the child with autism, it makes sense that the treatment approach should be multifaceted as well. Children with autism require a range of support, and providers need to work together to support efforts that together will have the best outcome for the child.

the base level of a childs multi-level treatment. By understanding what is going on with the child physically, parents, physicians and therapists can then work together to address behaviors associated with what the child experiences within his/her own body. Some biomedical treatments that have been effective in autism treatment include gluten-free/casein-free diets, addressing food sensitivities, use of supplements, gut treatments, sulfation and immune system regulation.

Why should behavioral and biomedical treatments be combined?

Identifying and treating physical issues that often affect individuals with autism

Many medical conditions affect the lives of people with autism. Common medical issues associated with autism include immunological challenges, gastrointestinal problems, seizures, sleep disorders, metabolic abnormalities, hormonal imbalances, infections and allergies. These conditions can produce pain and discomfort, in addition to fatigue, irritability, poor concentration, hyperactivity and anxiety. Taken as a whole, it is fair to say that the issues produced by medical conditions can greatly impact behavior, cognition (learning), emotion and quality of life, said Dr. Edward Carr in an article for The Autism File. Therefore, it is time for behaviorists and biomedical practitioners to pool their knowledge for the greater good of people with autism and their loved ones. Identifying and treating underlying medical issues through drug or biomedical treatment makes sense prior to engaging behavioral therapy so the child is better able to participate and learn.

According to Dr. Edward Carr and Dr. Stephen Edelson, there has been a growing recognition of benefits of combining behavioral and biomedical approaches. They stress that the ultimate goal of combining these two treatments is for the child to be healthier and happier overall. When children can communicate with their physicians, they are able to receive the biomedical treatment they need in order to feel healthier, and a healthy child is better able to absorb and learn more from other treatment settings. As anxiety comes under control, the individual becomes more social. Less fatigue can be associated with more communication, argue Dr. Carr and Dr. Edelson. As these multiple issues are gradually eliminated over time, people with autism are described as becoming happier and better able to function in the community. Adding biomedical treatment to a childs therapy can contribute to his/her understanding of themselves and others, as well as improve his/her overall well-being. Its important to maintain open lines of communication with all the important figures in your childs treatment. In order for the combined treatment to have the most beneficial outcome, everyone involved must be on the same page. With everyone working together properly, a child with autism, as well as their family, has a greater chance of improving their overall happiness and quality of life.
Danette Locke & Jessica Meyer are co-owners of Connections Autism Treatment Center. Connections provides behavioral (ABA), verbal (VB-MAP) and social skillsservices to children on the autism spectrum. For information, call 920.739.3009, e-mail or visit The center is located at 569 Carter Court in Kimberly.
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What is the biomedical approach?

By taking the biomedical approach, parents work with the childs physician to determine his/her physical health and what ailments or inadequacies, if any, can be linked to autism. Think of this as



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a SPF value between 2 and 14, has only been shown to help prevent sunburn. ( Buyer beware! The following is a call-out list with summary information compiled from The Skin Cancer Foundation, the FDA and the renowned Mayo Clinic to help you navigate the obscure sun-protection landscape. WARNING LABEL Sunscreen products that are not broad spectrum, or that are broad spectrum with SPF values from 2 to 14, will be labeled with a warning that reads: Skin Cancer/Skin Aging Alert: Spending time in the sun increases your risk of skin cancer and early skin aging. This product has been shown only to help prevent sunburn, not skin cancer or early skin aging. ( WATER RESISTANCE Sunscreens that pass a water resistance test can be labeled water-resistant for either 40 or 80 minutes of swimming or sweating as long as they include instructions to reapply. ( The FDA clarifies the labeling further: Manufacturers cannot make claims that sunscreens are waterproof or sweatproof or identify their products as sunblocks. Also, sunscreens cannot claim protection immediately on application (for example, instant protection) or protection for more than two hours without reapplication, unless they submit data and get approval from the FDA. ( SPF Only broad-spectrum sunscreens with an SPF of 15 or higher can claim to reduce the risk of skin cancer or prevent early skin aging sunscreens with an SPF of at least 2 but less than 15 can advertise protection from sunburn only (www.mayoclinic. com) Because SPF values of 50 or more have not been proven to actually offer the consumer more sun protection, the FDA is proposing an additional regulation that would limit manufacturers to only a claim of 50+ on the product label. ( BROAD SPECTRUM Only sunscreens that offer protection from both UVA and UVB rays can advertise broad-spectrum coverage on the label. ( Now that you know what the FDA has regulated to help guide you on your quest to escape the damaging rays of the sun, it is important that you also do your part in defending yourself against the suns unavoidable beams. In an article put out by the Mayo Clinic called Best Sunscreen: Understand Sunscreen Options, dermatologist Lawrence Gibson, M.D., sums up the consumers responsibility when he states: A combination of shade, clothing, sunscreen and common sense is your best bet. ( Dr. Gibson also reminds the consumer that summer is not the only

time to be thinking about sunscreen and recommends that consumers, avoid sun during peak hours regardless of the season , adding that water and snow reflect sunlight and make it even more important to use sunscreen. Think youve got yourself covered if you work indoors? Dr. Gibson would advise: Since UVA rays penetrate glass and clouds, use sunscreen even when its cloudy or youre indoors . ( The Skin Cancer Foundation focuses in on the topic of overcast days, as well. You should not rely on sunscreen alone it is just one vital part of a complete sun protection program up to 40% of the suns ultraviolet radiation reaches the earth on a completely cloudy day [leading] to some of the most serious sunburns, because people spend all day in the sun with no protection from the sun. (

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Jane confronts the unknown and experiences acupuncture

have heard about acupuncture and the amazing health benefits never hurt and should be a comfortable experience. many have experienced with it, and I must admit, I was always Following the insertion of the needles, she made sure I was curious and a bit scared. Not being a big fan of needles, the comfortable and left the room so I could relax. And that I did! apprehension of trying this to help with my asthma issues got to During that time, I felt waves of comforting energy move within me. Well, I swallowed my fear and decided to give it a try! me. I was very excited when I began to feel like I needed to cough Coming highly recommended, Carol Hemauer at Westshore and knew that I had stuff loosening in my lungs. After about 40 Acupuncture took my fear away. I will now be going on a regular minutes, Carol came back in and removed the needles. (I didnt basis and referring her to my family and friends. feel that either.) I got up slowly because you can feel a bit dizzy Based on Chinese medicine, acupuncture treats any health after this treatment. Then I began to cough and it really felt like I issues you have from the root of the problem. For example, when could take a deep breath! I met with Carol, she worked on my breathing and lung issues After I left, I coughed on my way back to the office and by the and placed the needles in points in my arms, chest and legs that time I arrived I felt as if my lungs had opened up! I could not channel to my lungs. believe the immediate effects after just one treatment! If it is this For those many Americans that suffer from high blood pres- easy, I will be going back on a regular basis. Carol explained that sure, the problem could stem from a liver malfunction that Carol with new patients, she encourages them to come two to three will treat. She analyzes your pulse and tongue color in addition to times a week for a couple weeks and then, she re-evaluates. watching body language in order to determine what is really going After writing this article, I was telling a friend about my experience on, instead of prescribing a pill or drug that may lead to many and she told me that acupuncture has been the only thing that gets rid other health concerns. Coming from a background in nursing, she of her migraines! After that, I learned another friend used acupuncis very familiar with both Western and Eastern medicine. ture during labor instead of using drugs or medications during the During my first visit, she went through a full health question- birth! This truly is a must do in your healthy living lifestyle! naire with me to evaluate what I may have going on with my body Carol also works with children and infants and educates parents and to see where she may be able to help. She made me feel very on Chinese massage to help with colic or any other concerns. She comfortable by explaining what to expect and how acupuncture is also offering a free acupuncture clinic for veterans and their works. Although it is not necessary to have a major health concern families to help improve mental clarity, boost energy, improve for you to receive acupuncture, today we worked on my respira- sleep, reduce stress and alleviate anxiety and irritability, along with tory issues. Acupuncture can be used for your general health and helping to alleviate flashbacks and nightmares. You can contact any emotional or anxiety issues you may also be experiencing. Carol at 920.230.7207 for more information. Carols gentle manner made me feel very comfortable. She gave me She truly cares about the health of others and it really shows the choice to either sit in a recliner or lie on her extra-large massage when you meet with her. Her passion is obvious and we are lucky table, and I choose the table, knowing I could get in a half hour cat to have her in our community! Be sure to check out her latest nap before I got on with my busy work day. articles in Natures Pathways. Go to www. Remaining fully clothed, I laid there as she and search Carol. Westshore Acupuncture tapped in about 15 very small needles She is very passionate about educating 404 N. Main St., Suite 503, Oshkosh that I barely felt. I wish we could just take everyone on alternative treatments and that word out of this because they really are why acupuncture is helpful. Contact 920.230.7207 the size of cat whiskers and dont hurt at all. Carol to set up your appointment and As Carol explains, Acupuncture should please be sure to mention this article. September 2012 | Natures Pathways


Top 10 tree care myths

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here is an abundance of misinformation regarding trees. The International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) provides a number of tree care resources people can utilize to educate themselves. According to the ISA, the following are the top ten myths of tree care:
Myth 1: When a tree is planted it should be securely staked to ensure the development of a stable root system and a strong trunk. Although it is sometimes necessary to stake trees to keep them upright and allow establishment, there are some adverse affects of staking. Compared to staked trees, un-staked trees tend to develop a more extensive root system and better trunk taper. Allowing a small amount of movement can help root and trunk development. Of course, the worst affect of staking is the possibility of trunk damage from the staking wires or ties. Staking materials usually should be removed after one year to avoid girdling the tree. Myth 2: Newly planted trees should have their trunks wrapped with tree wrap to prevent sunscald and insect entry. Studies using the most common tree wraps have shown that they do not prevent extreme fluctuations in temperature on the bark. In some cases, the temperature extremes are worse. Also, tree wraps have proven quite ineffective in preventing insect entry. In fact, more insects like to burrow under it.

Myth 3: Trees should be pruned back heavily when they are planted to compensate for the loss of roots. Tree establishment is best with un-pruned trees. Although pruning the top can reduce the amount of water that evaporates from the leaves, the tree needs a full crown to produce the necessary food and plant hormones that induce root growth. The tree will develop a stronger, more extensive root system if it has a fuller crown. Limit pruning at the time of planting to structural training and the removal of damaged branches. Myth 4: When removing a branch from a tree, the final cut should be flush with the stem to optimize healing. First of all, trees dont heal in the sense that wounds on people heal. Our bodies regenerate tissues in much the same form of the tissues that were removed (to a limited extent). Trees compartmentalize

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wounds, generating woundwood over the wounded area. Flush cutting removes the branch collar, creating a larger wound than if the branch were removed outside the collar. Also, it is likely that some of the parent branch tissue will be removed. The spread of decay inside the tree is greater with the flush cuts.
Myth 5: Pruning wounds greater than three inches in diameter should be painted with a wound dressing. Research has shown that the common wound dressings do not inhibit decay, do not prevent insect entry and do not bring about faster wound closure. In fact, many of the commonly used dressings slow wound closure. Myth 6: Certain fast-growing, weak-wooded trees such as silver maples and Siberian elms should be topped to make them less hazardous in the landscape. While topping these trees may reduce the potential hazard at first, they will likely be more dangerous in the future. Topping stimulates growth of twigs below the cuts. Growth of many vigorous shoots leads to branches with weak attachments. Also decay spreads inside the stubs and branches that were topped. Within two to five years after topping, the tree will have regained its height, but will be more hazardous than before the topping. Besides, topping makes trees ugly. Alternatives to topping include thinning, cabling, or removal and replacement with a more suitable species. Myth 7: If certain species of trees are pruned early in the spring, they will bleed, stressing the tree and causing health problems. True, some trees such as maples and birches will bleed or lose sap from pruning cuts made in early spring. This bleeding does not hurt the tree, and the loss of sap is inconsequential. With a few exceptions, most routine pruning can be done any time of year. The worst time is just as the tree has leafed out in the spring. The best time is when the tree is dormant. To maximize flowering for the following year, prune just after bloom this year. Myth 8: The root system of a tree is a mirror image of the top. Many people envision a large, branching taproot growing deep into the soil. Actually, taproots are very uncommon in mature trees. If taproots do develop, they usually will be forced into horizontal growth when they encounter hard subsoils beneath the surface. The

The worst time (to prune) is just as the tree has leafed out in the spring. The best time is when the tree is dormant.
entire root systems of most trees can be found within three feet of soil. The spread of the root system however, can be very extensive, often extending two to three times the spread of the crown.
Myth 9: Trees require deep root fertilization to reach their root system. In most U.S. soils, the largest group of a trees fibrous roots, absorbing roots, are in the top eight inches of soil. Roots grow where conditions are best for root growth, where water and oxygen are available. When we place fertilizer 12 to 18 deep in the soil, we are putting it too deep. Myth 10: When a tree has lost a significant portion of its root system, such as in construction damage, the crown should be cut back to compensate for root loss. While this is a common recommendation, research has not supported it. Following root loss, unpruned trees seem to respond better than pruned trees. Obviously, any removal of branches will reduce the capacity of the tree to produce food in the leaves. Although the tree will probably lose some branches as a result of the root damage (if the tree survived the trauma), it is best to let the tree decide which ones. If you have questions concerning your trees, contact a certified arborist. An arborist is a specialist in the cultivation and care of trees and shrubs, including tree maintenance, the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of tree diseases, and the control of pests. Be cautious of companies that go door-to-door offering tree work. Respectable arborists will only perform accepted practices.
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Facial basics
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aking proper care of your skin is essential in maintaining a healthy, youthful and beautiful complexion. This is where a licensed aesthetician comes in! Visiting an aesthetician monthly can help prevent signs of aging, reduce acne, identify and improve skin conditions, and maintain general health. One popular service they provide is called a facial. While variations are endless, a basic facial will include a combination of these steps: Consultation. Your aesthetician will have you fill out a client intake form that will outline the basic habits of your current skin care regime and lifestyle. She/he will work with you to determine your skin care goals, and decide what products and techniques will help you best meet those objectives. With this information, your aesthetician will customize a facial treatment to suit those

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individual concerns, whether purely for relaxation or improved management of your skin condition. Cleansing. Your aesthetician will perform a deep pore cleanse specific to your skin type: oily, dry, combination, sensitive or mature. Cleansing will gently remove makeup, dirt and environmental toxins in preparation for an in-depth skin analysis to follow. Skin analysis. Using a magnifying lamp, your aesthetician will be evaluating your skin for these specific and common concerns:congested skin; breakouts;dry, dull orsensitive skin;fine lines and wrinkles; and pigmented skin tone. She/he will also be evaluating your skin for sun damage, dehydration, poor elasticity and rosacea. They are also highly trained to identify signs of skin cancer and will recommend a dermatologist accordingly. Steam and extraction. Gentle steam helps open pores to remove impurities embedded deep within the skin. Your aesthetician will apply a physical or chemical exfoliant, depending on skin condition, to remove these embedded impurities. As part of the steam treatment, aestheticians will perform extractions of blackheads, which clog pores and can cause acne. With skin free of dirt, oil and other impurities, a relaxing facial massage is the next step. Massage. A licensed aesthetician is trained to massage facial muscles helping to relax the muscles, improve tone and increase circulation. Facial massage can delay the appearance of wrinkles and stimulate lymphatic flow, helping the skin eliminate waste. Masque. An appropriate masque will be selected, depending on skin type and specific condition. Specialized masques may help to replenish collagen in the deeper layers, tone and hydrate. Others may have powerful antioxidants to help fight pollution, sun damage and other environmental conditions. The masque will set on the skin for five to ten minutes. Many aestheticians will provide an optional scalp, foot or hand massage. Tone, moisturize and SPF! Specialized serums and moisturizers will be selected to best suit your skin type, condition and skin care goals. SPF should always be applied during daylight hours to prevent sun damage. Makeup touchup. A beautiful way to complete a facial. Mineral makeup may be gently applied to the skin. Further makeup application is customized to client preference. And as part of the facial treatment, your licensed aesthetician will recommend take-home products that will help maintain skin health between treatments. By monitoring your skin condition on a regular basis, an aesthetician can spot changes in your skin before bigger problems arise. In addition to treating yourself, facials make a great gift idea for women, men and teenagers. A facial is a unique and appreciated gift for baby or bridal showers, employee appreciation, birthdays, anniversaries, etc.! Give a facial a try! Your skin will feel smooth, soft, hydrated, relaxed and vibrant!
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hat is the difference between composting and vermicomposting? This is a commonly asked question. In a word, the answer is worms. Vermicomposting is a compost process that relies on the action of worms to break down food matter, with the resulting worm waste, or worm castings, being collected for use as organic fertilizer. Red wigglers are the preferred worms for vermicomposting. They thrive on food waste, reproduce quickly and can eat twice their weight

each week. These worms are hungry, and for every pound of food waste they ingest they produce a pound of worm castings. After one week, five pounds of worms can produce anywhere from five to ten pounds of worm castings. The best food to feed worms is the same material you would use in your backyard compost pile vegetable

and produce waste is perfect, but avoid meat and dairy. A vermicompost setup is similar to a backyard compost bin in the sense that both processes can convert kitchen waste into a valuable end-product while reducing landfill contributions. Like backyard composting, vermicomposting can be

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Once a balance of bedding, food and moisture is reached, the worms will happily begin the vermicomposting process.
done in large scale windrows or at a small scale household level. Regardless of the size of the vermicompost setup, the same basic process is implemented. Feedstocks must be layered in such a way as to keep the worms moving upwards as they eat. In an industrial setting, a flow-through system is used with new feedstock being placed adjacent to the existing pile. The worms then migrate through the existing pile toward the new pile, leaving behind their valuable worm castings as they go. This method requires a lot of space. A windrow system can also accomodate worms. Sometimes windrows are built on a concrete slab to prevent natural predators from accessing the industrious little worms from below. Like the flow-through system, the windrow system requires a lot of space for a base of bedding material topped by accumulating worm chow. Most household vermicompost setups are kept inside using a bin system. The worms can only survive at temperatures between 50 to 86 degrees Fahrenheit. Environments too cold or too hot will cause the worms to either die or escape. Most vermicompost bins are plastic, wood or Styrofoam containers. Holes need to be made in the bins for aeration and drainage. Newspaper and cardboard can be used for the bedding layers. The worms will move

through the bedding toward the fresh food added to the top of the bin, so access to the castings in the bottom is required. After three to four months of activity the worm castings should be collected, which is a process referred to as harvesting. There are several ways to harvest, but all involve sorting out the worms from the worm castings. When first starting a vermicompost bin it takes some time to prepare the bedding. The bedding material must be moist before adding the worms. Feedstock needs to be added slowly to allow beneficial bacteria to develop. Once a balance of bedding, food and moisture is reached, the worms will happily begin the vermicomposting process. Like composting, vermicomposting is a satisfying and productive way to divert material from landfills.
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Pain Awareness Month in Wisconsin

e are all familiar with pink and red as colors for disease and Goals of Pain treatment awareness, but what Awareness Month about orange? And it seems like every month has Educate the commuan awareness focus tied to it, except for September. nity about the Well here is the answer: In Wisconsin, September frequency of pain. is officially Pain Awareness Month with orange Spread awareness being the banner color. Proclaimed by the goverabout the treatments nor and sponsored by a host of organizations, for painful conditions. including Advanced Pain Management, Pain AwarePain awareness resources Inspire hope in those ness Month is intended to raise awareness about the If youd like more information about Pain with pain by providprevalence of pain and the treatment options available. Awareness Month, visit www.yourpainscore. ing access to new Many of us have a friend or family member that com. Here, you can take a quiz to find out resources. lives with chronic pain, but were you aware that more your pain score. In addition, you can also people suffer from chronic pain than from cancer, find free eBook downloads including: injury heart disease and diabetes combined? Did you know prevention tips, at the office cubicle exercises, that pain is one of the most frequent complaints encountered by pain prevention movements for back pain and more! You can also healthcare professionals? The National Centers for Health Statis- try an interactive puzzle that will test your knowledge about pain. tics estimates that more than 76 million Americans suffer from pain caused by various injuries, diseases and disorders. Yet even Pain awareness 5K run with these astounding numbers, patients with pain are often On Saturday, September 22nd, the Pain Awareness 5K Run/Walk struggling to find appropriate resources to help them reduce their 2012 will be held, with proceeds benefiting the American Chronic pain and regain their quality of life. Pain Association, an organization that seeks to increase education and resources for pain sufferers. To learn more about this event or Pain is a problem, what is the solution? to register online, visit There is a growing spotlight on the diagnosis and treatment of So this September, remember that it is Pain Awareness Month, pain and the many treatment options available. In fact, there is a and help direct your family and friends to resources that can medical specialty, pain management, which involves special train- help them learn more about the options available to treat painful ing for physicians. A pain management physician has the knowl- conditions. edge and experience to help appropriAdvanced Pain Management has two locations ately diagnose and treat pain and painful in the area: 2595 Development Drive, Suite 150, Green Bay and 2700 E. Enterprise Avenue, Pain Awareness 5K Run/Walk 2012 conditions. Ask your family doctor about Appleton. Call 888.901.PAIN (7246) to request Saturday, September 22 the benefits of seeing a pain management an appointment or visit to find specialist. a location near you. Referrals are welcome, but
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Ordering wine at a restaurant

By Sara Cujak

was asked the other day about ordering wine at a restaurant. I wasnt sure how to answer. For me, it is easy and never something I thought of. As a waitress in fine dining, I was trained to pair wine with food to help our guests. Sometimes you read wine articles that suggest you ask the wine steward or Sommelier for help when ordering wine at a restaurant, but that approach always bothers me because I have only been to one restaurant with a Sommelier on staff. In small towns, most likely there is no Sommelier at the local restaurants, so it is an unrealistic idea for most people. What to do? If the host hands you a wine list when they seat you at the table, that is usually a sign they care about wine. This is good. Someone on staff should know something about wine. If you have to ask for the wine list, assume you are on your own. When you look at the wine list there may be a wine or two that you know. Hopefully there will also be a description of the wines. Do you agree with it? Then you should be safe with the rest of the descriptions on the list. Use that as your guide. Pay close attention to the prices of the wines you are familiar with. Some restaurants have a straight dollar mark-up and others a percentage mark-up. The former is better because the more expensive the wine, the

better the deal for you the consumer. You dont have to spend a lot to get a great bottle of wine. I like to stick below $45 for a bottle when out to dinner. If you are trying to match the wine with the food, it could be difficult because everyone is ordering different dishes. In that case, pinot noir is perfect or a bonedry riesling. Ask what everyone likes to drink for wine and go from there. Keep in mind, wine with a 13.5% alcohol or lower is a good match for food. You will also want foods with some acidity and saltiness. It will smooth out the bitterness, acidity and astringency in the wine and increase its richness, sweetness, fruit flavor and smoothness (Wines and Spirits, Understanding Style and Quality, 2011). You will also need to decide how many bottles to get. You can figure six glasses to one bottle of wine. Luckily, in Wisconsin you can cork and carry, which means you can take home an unfinished bottle of wine from a restaurant. You can also ask if anyone who works there is familiar with the wines on the list

and if they could suggest one for you. Just hope they really do know about wine and do not tell you they prefer the cab-erNET! Of course, that lets you know to stop listening to them. Unfortunately, at most restaurants, you are on your own for ordering wine, so pull out your smart phone with a wine app to help you pick out a bottle.

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Why pole is a sequential sport

By Paula Brusky, PhD
Level 1, the fireman Level 2, pole sitting Level 3, inverted position

hen looking into starting pole fitness, youll discover that many of the schools have a sequential program organized by levels. Dont let this intimidate you! Levels are there to help you get the best instruction and to teach you skills that are appropriate for your current strength. Many types of moves are possible on pole. The major categories include: spins (moves

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that spin around the pole), poses (static moves that are held on the pole), transitions (ways to get between one move to another), floor work (transitions that take place on the floor), climbs (moving up the pole vertically) and inverts (upside down tricks). In a safe program, inverts will not be taught until you are comfortable with the pole and have built up strength in the required muscles. For an average woman, it takes five to eight months before inverts can be safely introduced. But dont worry, all of the other pole categories build up your strength and keep you entertained as you work towards defying gravity. Different programs call their levels different things, and the content will vary slightly, but a basic curriculum looks like: In a typical Level 1 class the participants will have no prior pole experience. The fitness levels often vary greatly, some will be working out multiple days a week while others wont have worked out in months. Pole is a great equalizer. Both types of fitness backgrounds can have success in a pole class. Obviously those who enter the program with strength usually progress quicker, but as many women lack grip strength it isnt a given. Grip strength is best built up on the pole. The types of moves taught in Level 1 typically include transitions, floor work and spins (that have multiple points of contact on the pole). For example, the fireman (picture 1) has both hands, both feet and both knees

all supporting you on the pole. In Level 2, students begin to work on climbs and poses in addition to their transitions, floor work and spins. Unlike the dreaded rope in gym class, climbing a pole involves a lot more than just your arms, so women often experience quick success. There are three common ways to climb a pole and all have different challenges and require different muscle combinations. Sitting on the pole (picture 2) and learning how to squeeze through discomfort are important skills learned in Level 2. Pole burn is uncomfortable. There is no way around it. Soft flesh in contact with stainless steel results in grumpy skin at first. But after a few weeks your skin adjusts and you no longer feel any discomfort when sitting on a pole. In Level 3, inverts begin. The first invert usually taught involves both legs and both hands on the pole. Safe studios will have an instructor spotting you and have a crash mat (which you wont actually need but may make you feel better). As you learn to support with your legs, you begin to let go with your hands and eventually only hold with your legs (picture 3). Then in Level 4 you take your invert skills to a new level and being to learn leg hangs. These moves involve having a point of contact on ONE leg and the other point of contact being on your side or at your shoulder. For example, in picture 4 you see the pole is


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behind the outside leg and on the inside torso of the dancer. In Level 4, it is a good idea to wear a sports bra instead of a tank top. Your skin helps you stick to the pole, so if you are using your sides as a point of contact, having skin-to-pole contact is a more secure connection than pole to cloth. After Level 4 comes Advanced. In Advanced your imagination and the sky are literally the limits. Advanced moves take strength, balance and flexibility. They usually have few points of contact on the pole, as seen in picture 5. The level of difficulty achieved in pole is growing every year as the sport becomes mainstream. The tricks pulled in the first Olympic event (pre-Olympic Trial for the 2016 games) were mind-blowing. If youre curious, check out YouTube and search for World Pole Sport. My favorite winning performance was a duo (yes, two people doing pole together but NOT like synchronized diving) called Enchanted; take 3 minutes to be awed by where pole can go. In general, it is typical to spend two to six months in each level until you reach Advanced. This depends on your level of fitness when starting pole and the amount

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of time you have to practice (which some studios offer for free to current students). But a well-structured program should help you progress in a safe manner toward gravity-defying, awe-inspiring feats of feminine

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Living in lifes sweet spot

By Joan M. Ek

ife is a lot of things. Living is quite another. Living in lifes sweet spot is the crme de la crme. It is a combination of living life in the moment AND living life from a higher plane. Many of us have been taught at an early age to mind our manners, and the manner in which to do so. It is a way of fitting into the social dynamic. Sometimes this conflicts with honoring our personal truth. While social norms have their place, many times theyre given too much power over us. Instinctively, we feel the discordance within our hearts, and feel the need to come into better alignment with ourselves. How do we go about honoring ourselves? By stepping away from it all and listening to the still, silent knowing within. Putting that knowledge into practice helps us find and live in the sweet spot, where all the circumstances, people and things seem to come to us with ease. We attract what we are. It is important to know that this is a process, meaning that it takes time, initial effort on our part, and becoming so honest with ourselves and others that we refuse to use the word against ourselves and others. In his book, The Four Agreements, Don Miguel Ruiz states the first agreement is to be impeccable with your word. That means that you always speak the truth, and never use the word against yourself or anyone else. It may mean that you need to humble yourself to say, I dont know. It may mean you need to say, I dont have your answer, only you do. I only have my answer within, and you have your answer within. I would love it if you accepted my answer,

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and I will love and accept yours. If you cannot make that promise, you do not say you will. You also follow through with what you say. When we begin to truly honor one another, we see the world clearly. We no longer want to profit at the expense of another, so we work to have our policies, rules and organizations reflect the highest standards. We value more than the quick fix, preferring the honorable one instead. This goes for our personal life as well as our outer world. We live with what is truly needed, refusing to be pulled off course by all the fluff. We recognize that there is a tipping point, where we are grateful for what we have, able to recognize that our needs are met and to stop there. The remainder of our efforts is to help others work toward having a higher existence. We know that if everyone benefits, we are all stronger as a result. Our highest truth and the highest truth of the collective become One. We want the same freedoms for all. The ancient text, Tao Te Ching, by Lao Tzu, consists of 81 verses that describe The Way. While it is not verbose, it says a lot. For instance, one of the translated passages describes how to live in accordance with The Way: Close your mouth, cordon off your senses, blunt your sharpness, untie your knots, soften your glare, settle your dust. This is primal union or the secret embrace. How many of us are proficient in all of these each and every moment of each and every day? Certainly, putting the concepts into practice can take a lifetime! By bringing ideas out of the abstract and into the practical, physical world, we are prompted to only do what is absolutely necessary to live, and will therefore live an abundant life. Strive to have balance in all areas of your life, taking only what you need and having a little extra on occasion to enjoy. That will allow others to take their place, serve their purpose and also have their proper fill. Everyone is content. Everyone is at peace. Everyone is abundant. Everything is One. Therein lies the sweet spot.
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Breathing for deeper meaning in our lives

By Parnee Paras

ow we breathe reveals how we live our lives. We are more grounded when we breathe to the depths of our lungs. I experience much more joy, abundance and calmness in my regular breathing practice. Breathing is a self-healing tool. Once you learn the basics, practicing on your own is important to continue deeper, richer life experiences. By practicing once in the morning and once in the evening and any time we think about it in our every day lives, we will be training our lungs to breathe more fully. I notice that my life blossoms more fully immediately from breathing deep, connected breaths. I am able to release and process many emotions that I used to hold inside, which allows my heart and

Trauma or joy from our birth, a new relationship, the end of a relationship and the death of a loved one all affect our breathing.
lungs to breathe more freely and helps bring me to a more peaceful place. With this inner peace, I am myself more. I notice I can meditate more deeply and without distracting thoughts taking over. The deepest work that has benefited my breathing and everyday quality of life has been when I mourned loss in my life: from a break up, death or natural ending of any relationship. Suddenly losing someone from our everyday life can be a devastating blow for anyone. Every tool I use in a breath session, from instructing breathers to relax their jaw, to repositioning their bodies or perhaps by propping up their legs with pillows, is to help open their breath.

We experience many moments in our lives and each one affects our breathing. Trauma or joy from our birth, a new relationship, the end of a relationship and the death of a loved one all affect our breathing. Learn to open your breath with regular breath sessions and practicing on your own. Youll be amazed by what you discover with continued practice.
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Green tea
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ll types of tea (green, black and oolong) are produced from the Camellia sinensis plant using different methods. Fresh leaves from the Camellia sinensis plant are steamed to produce greentea.

What green tea is usedfor

Green tea and green tea extracts, such as its component EGCG, have been used to prevent and treat a variety of cancers, including breast, stomach and skincancers. Green tea and green tea extracts have also been used for improving mental alertness, aiding in weight loss, lowering cholesterol levels and protecting skin from sundamage.

"Green tea and green tea extracts contain caffeine. Caffeine can cause insomnia, anxiety, irritability, upset stomach, nausea, diarrhea or frequent urination in some people."
NCCAM supports studies to learn more about the components in green tea and their effects on conditions such as cancer, diabetes and heartdisease. nausea, diarrhea or frequent urination in somepeople. Green tea contains small amounts of vitamin K, which can make anticoagulant drugs, such as warfarin, lesseffective. Tell all your health care providers about any complementary and alternative practices you use. Give them a full picture of what you do to manage your health. This will help ensure coordinated and safe care.
Source: National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM). Herbs at a glance. NCCAM Web site. References Green tea. Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database Web site. Accessed at www. on July 8,2009. Green tea (Camellia sinensis). Natural Standard Database Web site. Accessed at on July 8,2009. National Cancer Institute. Tea and Cancer Prevention. National Cancer Institute Web site. Accessed at on June 3,2010. Sarma DN, Barrett ML, Chavez ML, et al. Safety of green tea extracts: a systematic review by the US Pharmacopeia. Drug Safety.2008;31(6):469484.

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Side effects andcautions

Green tea is usually brewed and drunk as a beverage. Green tea extracts can be taken in capsules and are sometimes used in skinproducts.

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Laboratory studies suggest that green tea may help protect against or slow the growth of certain cancers, but studies in people have shown mixedresults. Some evidence suggests that the use of green tea preparations improves mental alertness, most likely because of its caffeine content. There are not enough reliable data to determine whether green tea can aid in weight loss, lower blood cholesterol levels or protect the skin from sundamage.
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Green tea is safe for most adults when used in moderateamounts. There have been some case reports of liver problems in people taking concentrated green tea extracts. This problem does not seem to be connected with green tea infusions or beverages. Although these cases are very rare and the evidence is not definitive, experts suggest that concentrated green tea extracts be taken with food, and that people should discontinue use and consult a heath care practitioner if they have a liver disorder or develop symptoms of liver trouble, such as abdominal pain, dark urine orjaundice. Green tea and green tea extracts contain caffeine. Caffeine can cause insomnia, anxiety, irritability, upset stomach,

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Medicine of the holistic person
By Alexandria S. Binkowski, MH, ND, MS

omeopathy is a highly systematic branch of medicine based on the Principle of Similarities: like is cured by like. It powerfully stimulates the bodys vital force (life energy) and is based on a few simple but profoundly insightful principles of Nature to treat illnesses. It has been known to be around since the time of Hippocrates, the Father of Western Medicine, born 460 B.C. Homeopathy became an organized, established medical treatment through the findings, teachings and writings of Dr. Samuel Hahnemann in the 1780s. Dr. Hahnemann began a quest for a better way of providing healthcare using the principles of Similars. While working on a project, he became fascinated with a species of South American tree bark (cinchona) that was being used to treat malariainduced fever. Hahnemann ingested the bark and discovered that it caused symptoms similar to malaria. All of his further research proved the same results of Similars, that like is cured by like. Dr. Hahnemanns rate of success in treatment was so high that many other physicians started to study and treat their patients with this therapy, both physically and emotionally. The first homeopathic medical school started in the United States in the late 1800s.

In the early 1900s, there were 22 homeopathic medical schools, 100 homeopathic hospitals and over 1,000 homeopathic pharmacies in the United States. Very prestigious medical schools like Boston University, Stanford University and New York Medical College were among the educational institutions that taught homeopathy. In the early 1920s, many schools closed from decreased popularity by influence of the American Medical Association. This, too, was the time when drug companies were becoming more powerful. In other parts of the world the popularity of homeopathy grew and continues to this day. With people becoming more disgruntled about traditional medicine in the United States, the side effects of drugs and wanting a more holistic health approach, homeopathy has been on the rise for the past 16 years. In preparation of homeopathic remedies, the Law of the Minimum Dose is precedent. This states that the most effective dose for a disorder is the minimum amount necessary to produce a response. The process is known as potentisation, and involves a sequence of progressive dilution and a rhythmic shaking, termed succussion. Normally, 1 part of the source substance is added to 9 parts of water and shaken

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rhythmically. This is known as a 1x (decimal) dilution or 1 part in 10. One part of this is then taken and added to another 9 parts of water, and again succussed to give a 2x dilution, or 1 part in 100. Similarly, a 3x dilution is 1 part in 1000. Dilutions are also made on a centesimal scale, or 1 part in 100. Classification of the dilutions are used: low potencies: 1x to 30x, or 1c to 15c; medium potencies: 30c to 200c; and high potencies: above 200c. The succussions must transmit some of the energy of the original substance to the neutral matter in which it was diluted, which then is transmitted to the vital force (energy) of the patient like to like, vibrational energy to vibrational energy. It is in the storage of vibratory energy in water molecules during the succussion process that homoeopathic medicine places its scientific explanation of its action. Remedies come in liquids, globules, creams and injectables. A homeopath searches for a substance that produces symptoms in a healthy person that heals those same symptoms in a sick person. The patient is looked at in totality of mind, body and spirit to obtain an entire picture, and a remedy is selected accordingly. Miasms are the underlying root causes for diseases that homeopathy heals. Miasms are considered a peculiar morbid derangement of the vital force. A temporary aggravation of the symptoms is to be expected after the correct remedy is taken and before healing takes place. In acute conditions, aggravation is less noticeable, and more so in chronic conditions. This is called a healing crisis. The duration and intensity of the crisis directly relates to the severity of the condition. Two conditions are necessary for this to occur: the right remedy and a vital force strong enough to cause the reaction. A healing crisis is a good thing! These symptoms disappear in one of four directions: 1. from the center to the circumference of the body; 2. from above downwards; 3. from more vital to less vital organs; and 4. in the reverse order of their onset. These symptoms can go from emotional to physical, and vice versa. With homeopathy being such a detailed and in depth therapy, it is very important to choose a qualified practitioner with proper training and experience. It is not as simple as going to a store and buying a remedy off the shelf if you want to get maximum results and have unnecessary aggravations.
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he recent shooting in Aurora, Colorado is a powerful example of trauma involving a horrific, life-threatening situation. The fact that it was a deliberate act of a fellow human being makes it different from natural disasters such as tornados and more destructive to our sense of safety in the world. The initial reaction is Acute Stress Disorder with anxiety and disassociation, including feelings of being outside of ones body and emotional detachment. The individual can then go back to normal, or go on to develop Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). PTSD is a complex response to trauma that takes time to evolve. Classical symptoms of PTSD include: nightmares, intrusive memories, memory blocks, hyper-alertness with inability to relax, extreme startle responses, fear, anger, sexual dysfunction, eating disorders, physical pain and suicidal thoughts, including the belief that life will be short and painful and will never again hold hope for fulfillment. Trauma also creates deep inner beliefs about ourselves or the world at large that keep us stuck. These are called blocking beliefs and often defy logic. This can include a haunting sense of survivor guilt that can be strong enough to lead to suicide. While they say that time heals all wounds, time alone is unlikely to do the job. Information stored in the survival gear of the brain appears to be untouched by time. Having said that, I have to add

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that grief needs time to process normally, and EMDR is usually not recommended for grief until three to seven months have passed. The emotions, behaviors and deep inner beliefs created by trauma are stored in the survival gear of the brain. This part of the brain responds quickly to triggers with a fight/flight/freeze response and it feels as if we are in a life or death situation right now, no matter how long ago traumatic events actually happened. This is why we cant just snap out of it or use logic and willpower to heal. Those abilities reside in other parts of the brain, where things can be understood and put in perspective. Therapies like EMDR bring information from the survival gear to parts of the brain that can put it into perspective and release us from the automatic emotional and behavioral reactions. The book Why Zebras Dont Get Ulcers gives a comprehensive picture of stress, pain, PTSD and ways to heal. Why some people are profoundly affected by an event while others are not has little to do with the so-called strength of the individual. Perception of the event and the self within the event is one key. As a 2nd-grader in a Milwaukee school, I had just been vaccinated. I was feeling fine, even gleeful after watching an older male cousin faint. The doctor was chomping on a cold cigar and getting ready to light it. He was close to a metal pan of alcohol disinfectant for the old-fashioned reusable glass syringes. The nurse tried to stop him, but he lit up and a tall column of flaming alcohol fumes reached for the ceiling. Standing on my chair I could see the nurse smothering the flame, but there was panic with people screaming and running for the door. I enjoyed the whole event and felt completely safe. Forty years later a client related her fear of needles and all things medical to the same event. She had never held a job or dated or considered marriage because medical tests might be involved. Same event, different extremes. Other factors that determine the development of PTSD include the individuals social environment. Our survival as individuals, especially when we are young, depends on the acceptance and protection of our social group. Without this acceptance and protection, its almost impossible to develop a sense of safety in the world. Violence and loss easily destroy whatever sense of safety existed and create disabling PTSD. It was very hopeful to see how the community rallied

EMDR now has years of solid research behind it that shows it works to heal trauma, but we still dont know all the neurophysiology to explain how it works.
around the Aurora victims to support them and their families. The rapid police response, excellent trauma care, and family and personal support, such as the visit from Batman star Christian Bale, all help set the stage for healthy recoveries. EMDR is very different from the usual talking therapy brand of psychotherapy. Its been in development and use since 1987, when Francine Shapiro made an accidental discovery that freed her of some of her own traumatic experiences and the intrusive memories and emotions that went with them. She found that making rapid side-to-side eye movements while picturing traumatic events, feeling the emotions and doing negative self-talk triggered the brain to get closure and put things in perspective. These movements are similar to normal rapid eye movements during dreaming or REM sleep. Her issues were the same issues that talking therapy might make worse by reliving them over and over again without resolution. EMDR now has years of solid research behind it that shows it works to heal trauma, but we still dont know all the neurophysiology to explain how it works. If you decide to investigate EMDR and perhaps try it for yourself, I suggest that you trust the fact that it works and not waste time struggling with the how of it. Within therapy sessions, progress is measured by changes in your Subjective Units of Distress, or SUDs, on a 0-10 scale. The goal is to bring SUDs down to zero, or at least to two or below. Its very hard to explain to a patient what an EMDR session is like and pinpoint what it might achieve. Its much like sitting on the edge of a pool with someone and trying to use words to give them an authentic experience of swimming. You must get into the water to experience the water and splash around to learn to swim. In trying to explain what its like, I typically use my own experiences with receiving EMDR

therapy during trainings. This is not because Im in love with my own stories its because the experiences of other patients are confidential. I also usually begin the EMDR experience with a meaningful but manageable trauma rather than the most intense. This allows patients to experience EMDR, and develop confidence and teamwork with the therapist without being overwhelmed. Sessions can be intense, a bit like walking over a bed of hot coals to safety on the other side. Its important to keep moving. I believe its important to trust that the mind knows how to heal itself if given the right support.
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Dental implants: a better option for tooth replacement

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s dentists, our primary goal is always to help our patients keep all of their teeth for a lifetime. It is not uncommon, however, that due to the cumulative effects of dental disease, one should lose a tooth. In fact, approximately 70% of adults in the U.S. are missing at least one tooth. Unfortunately, the loss of a tooth, in many cases, will lead to more tooth loss. This is because the rates of gum disease, decay and tooth fracture increase in teeth adjacent to a missing tooth. Traditional options for tooth replacement have been inadequate to mitigate the risk of further tooth loss. Removable partial dentures are often cumbersome and difficult to wear. In fact, about half of patients are able to chew better without their partial denture. Furthermore, partial dentures wreak havoc on the supporting teeth, leading to greater plaque retention, tooth mobility, and increased decay and gum disease. When it comes to long-term health, a permanently cemented bridge is only marginally better. Only about 30% survive the first ten years, and only 50% the first fifteen years. Decay and root canal problems are the most common causes of failure and many times will lead to the loss of one of the supporting teeth. Over the past two decades, fortunately, we are seeing many people abandon both partial dentures and fixed bridges in favor of dental implants. A dental implant is a man-made root replacement for a missing tooth. An implant does not depend on support from the adjacent teeth and, therefore, helps to promote the long-term health of those teeth. A single tooth implant is a standalone solution to the missing tooth problem. Dental implants also boast the highest long-term success rates of all tooth replacement options. In the majority of cases, the transition from a failing natural tooth to a dental implant takes about 6 to 8 months. When a tooth is unable to be saved, it is removed as gently as possible. This is to assure that there is no damage to the surrounding bone or gum tissue that will eventually support the implant. Many times graft material is placed in the tooth socket to help support the healing of the site and assure that there will be an adequate volume of bone
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id you ever wonder why acupuncturists look at your tongue? Inspection of the tongue, or tongue diagnosis is one of the tools your practitioner uses to diagnose a condition of the body, and holds a prominent place in Chinese medicine. The tongue directly or indirectly connects with the internal organs by way of the acupuncture meridians or channels. For diagnostic purposes, the body of the tongue is divided into areas representing organs such as kidneys, spleen/stomach, liver/gall bladder and heart/lungs. Changes in the shape, coating and body of the tongue are all important. A healthy tongue is moderately red or pink, not too fat or too pointed, slightly moist, with a thin, white coating, and usually without cracks or crevices, although some cracks may be normal. The tongue body is observed for shape. A fat tongue with indentions along the edges indicates either deficient Qi (circulation) and/or excess dampness in the body. A person may be experiencing fatigue, poor appetite, spontaneous sweating, shortness of breath, over-thinking and worrying, swelling in the extremities, and a feeling of heaviness or fullness in the body. The tongue coating is described as being thick or thin, and is important in determining the nature of an illness. A healthy person will have a coat that is usually thin and white, with the color of the tongue showing through. If there is an illness, it is not serious, but in the exterior stage (an example would be the beginning of a cold or flu). A white, wet coating indicates cold, while a white, dry coating means that the cold is in the process of turning into heat. Yellow coating is a sign of heat and means the illness is going deeper into

the body (the cold or flu with a sore throat and fever). A greasy coat can be thick or thin, white, yellow or gray, and indicates dampness in the body. A tongue with no coating may indicate an overall dryness of the internal organs. Some food and medications may change the tongue coating, as will scraping and brushing of the tongue. The color of the tongue indicates the degree of heat in the body and the condition of Qi (circulation) and blood. A pale tongue is less red than a normal tongue, and may indicate a deficiency in Qi and/or blood. Signs and symptoms may include dizziness, fatigue, palpitations, poor concentration and memory, insomnia and gynecological issues, to name a few. A red tongue is a sign of heat, and may present as thirst, constipation, hot flashes, night sweats, irritability, ringing in the ears, skin problems, bad temper, menopause, etc. When the tongue is purple or bluish there is a stagnation or issue with circulation. Cold limbs, varicose veins, pain (anywhere in the body), liver spots and dusky complexion are a few issues associated with this type. A tongue can have many combinations of color and/or coat. A red tongue with a yellow greasy coat can be seen in skin conditions such as acne, hives, psoriases, etc., and in urinary infections and dysentery. A pale, swollen tongue with a thick white coat may be present in persons who are always cold, or may have back pain, infertility issues, impotence or depression. The signs and symptoms associated with tongue diagnoses presented here are examples of what may or may not be seen, and do not constitute a complete diagnoses. Observation of the tongue is

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Tuesday, September 4 5-6 p.m. Thursday, September 20 9-11 a.m. Sunday, September 16 9-10:30 a.m.

La Leche League Meeting

Yoga in the Park - with Pura Vida Yoga and the Joy Rising Project
Free 1.5-hour yoga class open to the public. We will accept donations to the Joy Rising Project (providing high-quality wigs to cancer patients). Just bring a mat, a towel and a water bottle! Location: City Park, Appleton Cost: Free, but donations accepted (all proceeds go to Joy Rising Project). For info contact: Crystal Hill at 920.851.1084 or Wednesday, Sept. 19 7-9 p.m.

Monday-Friday, September 24-28 12-1 and 1-2 p.m.

Lunch & Learn: How To Stay Young

Each day during the week of September 24-28, the award-winning chiropractic physicians at The Chiropractic Advantage, 658 W Ridgeview Dr., Appleton will provide FREE lunch and workshops on different topics about how to stay young as you age. Lectures will begin shortly after 12:00 and 1:00 and last approximately 20-25 minutes, providing ample time around your lunch schedule. Call 920.997.9740 or e-mail to reserve your seat. Seating is limited and must be reserved in advanced. Tyler Sklbba, DC, CCEP and Dr. Brent Buss, DC, CCEP are recent recipients of several distinguished awards, including Post Crescent and Pulse Young Professionals Future 15 Award and Integrity Managements Chiropractic Distinguished Five Star Quality Service Award. Visit www.thechiroadvantage. com for more information about The Chiropractic Advantage. Wednesday, September 26 3 Seminar Times: 9:30 a.m., 12:15 p.m. or 5:30 p.m.

Green Bays La Leche League Group is a wonderful resource for pregnant and nursing mothers. Meetings are led by an accredited LLL leader. At group meetings La Leche League leaders and other mothers share experiences, give suggestions and offer support and encouragement. LLL meetings are ideal for learning from and making friends with other mothers. These meetings provide time for mother-to-mother sharing in a friendly and accepting atmosphere. All meetings will be held at Streus Pharmacy Bay Natural, 635 Main St., Green Bay. We will meet every first Tuesday of the month from 5-6 p.m. and the third Thursday of the month from 9-11 a.m. Wednesdays 5:30-7 p.m.

FREE Introduction to the Tree of Life Awakening Medicine Wheel

Facilitated by: Laural Virtues Wauters This is your opportunity to learn about the upcoming Medicine Wheel series that begins November 17, 2012 and ends November 10, 2013. Ask questions, meet others who have gone, through the program. A review of the entire years program will be available along with dates and times. FREE. Place: 2619 E. Glacier Drive, Green Bay. For more information go to: or e-mail Thursday, September 20 3-8 p.m.

Women and Depression Support Group

Join other women who have similar struggles with depression. Gain support, education and understanding to better manage your feelings of depression. Presented by Saris Counseling, 3405 Commerce Ct., Ste. F, Appleton. Contact Kami at 920.364.9078 or go to Saturday, September 8 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Immune Health Seminars with Dean Morris

Belly to Baby Expo

Hosted by Streus Pharmacy Bay Natural, 635 Main St., Green Bay. Featuring Mama Bear Doula, Emily Ciha. Visit her Web site at Friday, September 14 6-9 p.m.

Sattvic Healing Ayurveda & Yoga Open House

Join all The Marketplace businesses for our open house, held at 124 W. Wisconsin Ave., Neenah with a grand prize drawing. For more information visit Saturday, September 22

Sponsored by Enzymatic Therapy and Natures Way, Streus Pharmacy Bay Natural, 635 Main Street, Green Bay, welcomes Dean Morris for three seminars focused on your immune health. Save the date! FREE. Register on our Web site: Saturdays, starting Sept. 29 8-9 a.m.

Love Your Body!

Opening Reception for Megan Kerkhoff at MEG

Pain Awareness 5K Run/Walk 2012

Join Advanced Pain Management at the 2012 Pain Awareness 5K Run/Walk at Greenfield Park and Golf Course in West Allis, Wisconsin. Proceeds benefit the American Chronic Pain Association, an organization that seeks to increase education and resources for pain sufferers. To learn more about this event or to register online, visit Saturday, September 22 9 a.m.-Noon

Opening reception for Megan Kerkhoff, CHC, AADP welcoming her to the Mystical Earth Gallery Healing Center, 112b E. College Ave, Appleton. Meet, greet and get to know Megan. As a holistic health counselor and founder of Aayus Holistic Health Services, she now practices at her office inside MEG. Saturday, September 15

This is a 4-week course focused on improving body image and self worth. We meet weekly and each week the discussion topic will be different. Presented by Saris Counseling, 3405 Commerce Ct., Ste. F, Appleton. Contact Brenda at 920.364.9078 or go to Saturday & Sunday, September 29 & 30 Saturday: 9 a.m.-8 p.m., with evening fire ceremony, Sunday: 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

FLYoga Basics & Kirtan

2:30-4:30 p.m. - Youll earn your flying wings in just a few short minutes in this beginners therapeutic flying yoga practice. $25 in advance/$30 at the door. 6-8 p.m. Kirtan - A participatory experience of musical meditation for people of all spiritual backgrounds, beginners are welcome. $15 in advance/$20 at the door. Location: Inner Sun Yoga Studio, 146 Algoma Blvd, Oshkosh. For all the details visit Contact Inner Sun Yoga Studio at 920.651.1279 or e-mail Saturday, September 15 11 a.m.-1 p.m.

Munay-Ki & Mandala - Awaken Within Weekend Intensive

Mandala Morning Natures Release Fall Equinox

Facilitated by: Laural Virtues Wauters Create a mandala inspired by the releasing of what no longer serves you. Learn about the beauty and significance of release as a natural part of the cycle of life. Create a personal healing mandala through guided meditation. (Art kit includes seven rainbow inspired prismacolor pencils, silver gel pen and black paper). No artistic experience is needed. Place: 2619 E. Glacier Drive, Green Bay. Fee: $50 - Includes mandala supplies. Save $10 if you attended a mandala class and bring your art kit. For more information go to: or e-mail

Introduction to Ayurveda & Nutrition with Erika King

Cost: $30 (includes lite Ayurvedic lunch). For more information visit
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Facilitated by: Laural Virtues Wauters The Munay-Ki helps us to awaken within by stepping into peace and becoming agents for transformation. As you are initiated into the Nine Rites you join the Earthkeepers of the world and create a mandala after each rite to anchor it into your heart. Learn about the cosmology and origin of the Munay-Ki and the mandala and how they can help to heal your energy body. These rites will help to awaken you to the reality of being both human and divine. Learn about the Andean archetypes of shamanic tradition that reside in your chakras and experience sacred ceremony. This intensive also gives you the tools to gift these rites to others. Place: 2619 E. Glacier Drive, Green Bay. Fee: $250 - includes three meals, handouts, mandala art kit (seven prismacolor pencils, gold and silver gel pen, black paper, mandala template and carrying case), DVD and PI stone plus a certificate of completion.

For more information go to: or e-mail Saturday, October 6 Registration - 8:30 a.m., Walk - 9:45 a.m.

Walk to End Alzheimers



Register today for the Alzheimers Association Walk to End Alzheimers held at Fox Cities Stadium Time Warner Cable Field, 2400 N. Casaloma Drive, Appleton. The nations largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimers care, support and I T E D I N UN research. Since 1989 weve mobilized millions to walk against Alzheimers disease, the nations sixth- N I T E D I N U leading cause of death. Register today at www.alz. org/walk or call Kim Neher at 920.358.5876 for more information on how to start a team, join a team or walk as an individual!


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Support our local businesses in the natural health and green living industry!

Westshore Acupuncture, LLC 404 North Main St., Suite 503, Oshkosh 920.230.7207 Find us on Facebook! Westshore Acupuncture is a holistic natural wellness center. We use traditional Chinese medical therapies, including acupuncture, herbal medicine formulas, whole-food vitamins and supplements, and manual therapies, such as cupping, Tui Na massage, Gua Sha and Moxibustion treatments. Our practitioner has over 25 years experience in health care and can work with you and your physician to stimulate your bodys own natural healing ability, without drugs or chemicals. Call us today for a FREE consultation.

New Possibilities Integration, LLC Victoria L. Huss, Certified Rolfer 103 W. College Ave., Suite 601, Appleton 920.427.7653 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.

The Chiropractic Advantage Dr. Brent Buss, DC, CCEP Dr. Tyler Skibba, DC, CCEP 658 W. Ridgeview Dr., Appleton 920.997.9740 Our chiropractic physicians perform gentle, effective treatments, treating patients of all ages. Each doctor has undergone rigorous training on diagnosing and treating health problems of the musculoskeletal and nervous systems, and they are unparalleled in their knowledge of the neck, back and extremities. We focus on you, striving to make your experience warm, friendly and comforting.

Neenah Animal Shelter 951 County Road G, Neenah 920.722.9544 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.


Nells Wigs 2031 S. Webster Ave., Suite B, Green Bay 920.393.4912 Nells 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!

Natural Healing Solutions Certified Colon Hydro-Therapists 345 E. Wisconsin Ave., Suite #6, Appleton 920.830.3909 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 bodys PH balance, stimulates the immune system and allows free passage of nutrients into the blood.

Tracie A. Kleiner, CAEH 5471 Waterford Lane, Appleton 920.858.9041 Tracie Kleiner is an astrologer, energy healer and intuitive advisor who serves women by helping them find clarity, insight, and inner validation to shift negative or repetitive patterns that block their joy, life force and/or emotional freedom. Tracie utilizes her studies and certifications in psychology, advanced energy healing, and astrology to provide both practical coaching and self-awareness techniques to heal, transform, and uplift at the conscious as well as the subconscious levels of the mind and heart.

Hendrickson Chiropractic & Wellness Center 2020 Jackson St., Oshkosh 920.236.1200 At Hendrickson Chiropractic and Wellness Center our state-of-the-art facilities help you discover the true wellness lifestyle. We will show you the natural way to better health without medications. After a few visits you will see why chiropractic is the safe and effective alternative to surgery. Drs. Jerry and Seth Hendrickson are committed to bringing you better health and way of life through chiropractic wellness care. Patients are assured of receiving the finest quality care through the use of modern chiropractic equipment and technology.

Compost Joes N8611 Ridge Rd., Van Dyne 920.921.6223 Compost Joes 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.


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Chic to Chic, LLC 311 N. Mall Dr., Appleton 920.882.2200 N474 Eisenhower Dr., Appleton 920.882.4050 417 N. Main St., Oshkosh 920.651.1900 Chic to Chic, A Womens Consignment Boutique carries mall brand/name brand/ designer brand clothing, sizes 00 to 3x, plus shoes, jewelry and handbags. Most popular brands are Banana Republic, Lucky, Ann Taylor, Limited and Coach. Owners Tammy Eiting and Jill Nelson opened their first boutique in 2007 and have now expanded to 3 locations; 2 in Appleton on east and west College Avenue and downtown Oshkosh (where everything is always 50% off).

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 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. Visit our Web site to schedule an appointment.

Reclaimed Designs Jenny Peterson 47 S. Main St., Clintonville 715.250.1571 See portfolio at: Jenny at Reclaimed Designs has a love of furniture. She specializes in painting, distressing and re-upholstering a variety of furniture. Handmade upholstered headboards and room screens are also a specialty that she provides. Jenny uses recycled materials as much as possible, along with chemical-free paints and finishes. See her Web site for her portfolio or stop in to see her studio. Studio hours vary, please call ahead of time.

The Wire Whisk 767 North Casaloma Dr., Appleton 920.739.3663 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.

Cleansing Spirits Bodywork Casie Pelnar Seymour, WI 920.217.3667 Promoting Health & Harmony Craniosacral therapy is a light touch and can be integrated with VHT, reiki and matrix energetic to help the body find the proper alignment. When integrated with these non-invasive techniques, the body is able to recognize restrictions that are compromising the natural healing process. The body is then able to clear these restrictions, which allows healing to begin. Therapeutic Pulse Sharon Blake, CMT 345 E. Wisconsin Ave., #8, Appleton 920.740.5101 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.

Blue Sky School of Professional Massage and Therapeutic Bodywork 2200 American Blvd., De Pere 920.338.9500 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!

Natural Tresses 10 E. College Ave., Suite 222, Appleton 920.358.5419 Natural Tresses is a professional hair extension studio, specializing in over 20 different extension techniques and is also a custom wig boutique. Our nationally certified wigmaster is on staff to service any of your hair restoration needs. We carry an exclusive selection of hair extensions, custom wigs and hairpieces. We also specialize in custom makeup, wig restoration, cleaning and repair services, and we hold workshops and classes throughout the year.

Funset Boulevard 3916 W. College Ave., Appleton 920.993.0909 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.

Twohig Dental William J. Twohig, DDS 417 E. Ann St., Weyauwega 920.867.3101 Twohig Dental wants you to experience a natural and holistic approach to dentistry. Our practice is a mercury-free, health-centered office. We believe in treating patients as individuals. We are dedicated to advanced education in traditional and nontraditional dentistry. We invite you to schedule a consultation with us.

Vander Wielen Health & Wellness Diagnostic Center 1486 Kenwood Dr., Menasha 920.722.2100 At Vander Wielen Health & Wellness Diagnostic Center, we are committed to helping YOU feel better, function better and live better! To best serve his patients, Dr. Vander Wielen offers: spine and extremity care, nutritional counseling, functional medicine, advanced diagnostic testing and in-office lab tests.


Anytime Fitness For a location near you, visit our Web site. Anytime Fitness is open 24/7/365 to provide you with the essential elements of a great workout, such as treadmills, ellipticals and bikes all with flatscreen TVs and both free weights and circuit weight machines. We also offer 24-hour tanning, personal training, private restrooms and showers. Anywhere Club Access allows you to visit more than 1,000 clubs worldwide.
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Lake Park Swim & Fitness, LLC 730 Lake Park Rd., Menasha 920.882.8900 See our ad on pg. 9. Lake Park Swim & Fitness is the Fox Valleys 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!

Isagenix 920.886.1106 Isagenix: world leader in whole-body nutritional cleansing, cellular replenishing and youthful aging. Whole body health since people are living longer, its more important than ever to take care of internal and external health. The Isagenix product philosophy includes a tireless pursuit of quality and innovation to provide products along with an opportunity that enables people to truly live better and longer! Find out how you can improve your health through weight management, youthful aging and even have your own home-based business. Call 920.886.1106 or check out Oneida Community Integrated Food Systems 3976 W. Mason St., Oneida 920.869.4530 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 Farmers 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.

Life Force Wellness Center, LLC Alexandria S. Binkowski, MH, ND, MS 404 N. Main St., Suite 106, Oshkosh 920.217.1769 Are you feeling stressed over work, finances or a relationship? Are you an actor, athlete, artist or musician who has lost your groove and wants to regain it plus go beyond to your full potential? If so, contact me for an integrated approach to achieve total health and well-being. Join me on a journey to enhance your naturally born gifts and to help you live the life you were destined for a LIFE IN BALANCE. Collaboration, holistic, intuitive and empathic methods are used to reach your goals fast and effectively.


9th Street Wellness Center 1028 9th St., Green Bay 920.490.9699 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, see below: Wellness doctors, Jin Shin Jyutsu, Spiritual living, Mentoring-tutoring, Stress reduction, Massage therapy, aura photography, hypnotherapy, reiki, acupressure, fitness (yoga-zumba-garments), coaching, wellness-nutritional products and astrology.

Wellness Essentials, LLC 456 N. Main St., Oshkosh Located at the Harmony Wellness Center 920.410.4022 Providing Innovative Wellness with Care & Integrity Kari A. Uselman, Ph.D., has been in private practice since 2006. She is nationally certified in biofeedback and complex homeopathy, and is a practitioner of quantum reflex analysis, vastu bioenergetics, craniosacral therapy, Reconnective Healing, BioGenesis & more. Kari weaves her intuition, love and caring into her sessions to support her clients and works with all ages. She is certified through the Natural Therapies Certification Board, holds a professional membership with the Pastoral Medical Association and has been inducted into the Native American Nemenhah Band as a Quantum Healer.

Peace & Wellness Center Patricia Poole 920.819.3774 Patricia Poole has been providing hypnosis and energy healing private sessions and classes for 14 years. She offers information on hypnosis, reiki, Reconnective Healing and soon EFT. Educational and life-changing classes are offered regularly. Hypnosis CDs are available to get you started in making positive changes today! Call or e-mail today to set up your appointment. Wonders of Wellness Dr. Nancy Soliven, D.C., M.D., Chiropractor Megan Hoffman, C.S.T. Diplomat 424 E. Longview Dr., Suite B, Appleton 920.734.6389 Good health is being balanced physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. At our treatment center our goal is to help you live a long, healthy life. Our caring, compassionate, multi-disciplinary, and highly skilled health care professionals seek and treat the causes associated with a wide range of medical issues. We offer our patients craniosacral therapy, chiropractic, nutritional counseling, lymphatic drainage and food intolerance testing. Schedule your appointment today.

The new concept of the 9th St. Wellness Center provides space for practitioners and vendors to have office space without the expense of a permanent office. Visit our Web site for more details.


Terry Naturally 2625 Development Dr., Suite 40, Green Bay 920.965.1002 Hours: 9 a.m.-7 p.m., Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Sat. Farmers Market Every Wednesday, 3-7 p.m. Stop in and talk with our knowledgeable staff to get your health questions answered. We can recommend a natural protocol for you to take charge of your health. We carry a full line of nutritional supplements, organic bulk olive oils & vinegars, specialty foods, locally raised meats, health & beauty products and much more!

HomeAid Health Care 1463 Kenwood Dr., Menasha 920.969.0526 HomeAid Health Care is a safe and affordable solution to independent living for seniors. HomeAid provides a full range of non-medical services including: companion care, personal care, home support care, transport care and therapeutic care. All our services are designed to keep seniors in the Fox Valley living independently and happily at home; the place we all prefer to be.






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Eclipse Energy 4538 N. French Rd., Appleton 920.954.5412 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.

Backyard Organics 920.850.7450 Todd and Tara Rockweit are owners of Backyard Organics, LLC, Wisconsins 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 our Web site, e-mail or call us.

Divine Energy Light-Workers Rev. Jen Rietveld 510 E. Wisconsin Ave., Appleton 920.268.6345 Rev. Jen Rietveld offers divinely guided services in the form of: spiritual counseling, soul release, energy work, property clearings and blessings, animal communication, single or groupmeditations, spirit communication and channeling, chakra cleansing, weddings, funerals and more. For a full description of her services, please visit her Web site at To schedule an appointment, please e-mail Rev. Jen at or call/text at 920.268.6345.


Wise Woman Wellness Randi Mann, NP Owner, Board Certified Womans Health Nurse Practitioner and NAMS Certified Menopause Practitioner 1480 Swan Rd., De Pere 920.339.5252 Randi Mann, NP, helps women of all ages live healthy, vital, joy-filled lives through medical and non-medical solutions, education and lifestyle guidance. Seek care from an expert knowledgeable in the latest scientific research, and offers integration of complementary and conventional approaches. Mann has achieved the prestigious NAMS Menopause Practitioner Certification and has spoken nationally on behalf of the Bioidentical Hormone Initiative. She is skilled at prescribing customized, bioidentical hormones when needed. Attend the introductory seminar End Hormone Havoc Stay Sane, Slim and Sexy to learn the fundamentals of hormone changes, treatment options and great self care. Call for an appointment or register for a seminar today!
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Life Spectrums, LLC Joan M. Ek Professional Life Coach/Reiki Master/ Registered Yoga Teacher 920.733.9793 With over 25 years experience in several areas of health care, Joan specializes in providing a safe, honest, nurturing, challenging (and fun!) environment for individuals to explore their innate potential to heal and live the quality life of their choosing. She offers professional life coaching services, reiki therapy and teaching, yoga instruction for all abilities, resource and referral services, seminars and workshops to empower each person on an integrative basis.


Tree of Life Awakening Laural Virtues Wauters Green Bay 920.544.4047 Tree of Life Awakening helps you heal at the level of the soul through private sessions and inspirational classes. Laural Virtues Wauters is a certified shamanic practitioner, mandala facilitator and reiki master. She is a graduate of the Four Winds and has studied with Betsy Bergstrom, Sandra Ingerman, Ana Laramendi and Jose Luis Herrera. Laural received her mandala certification from Dr. Judith Cornell. Laural combines her life experience and professional background to help empower others.

Wise Woman Wellness LLC Julie Rider, OTR, CLCP 1480 Swan Rd., De Pere 920.339.5252 Julie Rider is a registered occupational therapist, life coach practitioner and certified Just For Me Wellbeing Group Coach. She encourages individuals to discover their very best self. As a coach, Julie partners with her clients to empower them to stretch beyond their limits and to see opportunities within obstacles, to map out and achieve goals, and to ultimately reach overall wellness and effectiveness in all areas of their lives. She is available for individual coaching in person or by telephone, as well as offers group coaching. She is available to visit your company for group presentations with content tailored to your specific needs.
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Blue Sky School of Professional Massage and Therapeutic Bodywork 2200 American Blvd., De Pere 920.338.9500 Blue Skys 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!

Ranger Services Inc. Urban Forestry and Landscape Management P.O. Box 2221, Appleton, WI 54912 920.731.3511 Ranger Services Inc. is an urban forestry and landscape management firm RANGER providing technical assistance and service to communities, residential and commercial accounts. The staff consists of degreed foresters, resource managers and certified arborists providing management and service in: Tree pruning/removal/plant health care/planting. Landscape management and maintenance. Street tree ordinance development/revision. Street and park tree inventory. Tree maintenance training programs. Urban forestry management plans. Tree appraisal. Lawn service and maintenance.










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Intuitive Touch, LLC Sue Noffke, LMT 8095 Tribute Dr., Neenah 920.850.0440 Relax and renew your body, mind and spirit at Intuitive Touch. Sue Noffke, a licensed massage therapist, offers her clients intuitive energy and therapeutic touch massage therapy. She also provides Ashiatsu Oriental Bar Therapy, the deepest, most luxurious massage on the planet, and flotation therapy, allowing you to experience total rejuvenation and relaxation in a float tank. Call today to schedule your appointment.

BirthWise 1703 S. Oneida St., Ste. C, Appleton 920.574.3074 BirthWise Health & Birth Center is the only nationally accredited birth center in northeast WI. Our wonderful midwives provide personal and comprehensive prenatal care, home or birth center birth, water birth, postpartum care and lactation support. Call to schedule a free tour/consult 920.574.3074, or find us at We look forward to meeting you!

conditions and irritable bowel disorders. With her masters degree in human nutrition and Metagenics certification in First Line Therapy, Kimberly has an in-depth study of nutrition as a complementary medicine. Transform your life through natural, clinically proven methods of healing via nutrition, and remedy the cause of your illness or weight concerns!

Park Ridge Organics N8410 Abler Rd., Fond du Lac 920.979.9658 Be a locavore, eat healthier, get to know your farmer and your food. Park Ridge Organics is a certified organic farm growing seasonal produce. They sell their produce through a Vegetable Share Program (CSA concept), at the Downtown Appleton Farmers Market and at their onfarm store.

Advanced Aesthetics Danielle Netzer, LE 920.412.0706 Denise Winek, RN 920.858.9478 103 W. College Ave., Suite 801, Appleton Advanced Aesthetics is dedicated to providing advanced skin care treatments specifically designed with the clients needs in mind. Danielle (LE) and Denise (RN) provide excellent quality skin care products, cosmetic injectables and tools to increase your results at home. We will design the perfect system for you to maximize your treatment results. After comparing, you will find that we offer the best prices in town! Rejuvenessence mediSpa Kenneth Pechman, M.D., Ph.D. Board Certified Dermatologist 2201 East Enterprise Ave., Suite 104, Appleton 920.574.3577 The mission of Rejuvenessence mediSpa is to restore, revitalize and rejuvenate the skins appearance, health and function. We strive to improve our clients skin through our professional services and highquality products and thus, enhance our patients self esteem and self image. We are proud to offer free consultations on all of our services!

Clean Aura Natural Soap Courtney Hansen Owner PO Box 2201, Fond du Lac 920.251.5477 At Clean Aura, we lovingly create allnatural products to please the body, mind and soul. We believe what we put onto our bodies is just as important as what we put into them. Clean Aura offers an extensive line of luxurious soaps, moisturizing lip & body balms, perfume oils and natural bug spray all locally made!

Advanced Pain Management (APM) 2595 Development Dr., Suite 150, Green Bay Locations also in Appleton and Oconto Falls 888.901.PAIN (7246) Advanced Pain Management (APM) is committed to providing patients with innovative pain management services. APM strives to deliver the most advanced, minimally invasive, diagnostic and therapeutic services to enable patients to restore function, relieve pain and renew hope. Whether its back or neck pain, work injury, sciatica or a painful condition; APM has a pain management doctor who can help pinpoint the source of pain. EvolveAbility Phyllis Kasper, Ph.D. 920.693.2250 Dr. Phyllis Kasper is a licensed psychologist with expertise in anxiety disorders, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, peak achievement, biofeedback, hypnosis, EMDR and pain management. She is available at Lighthouse Therapy Services in Sheboygan, 920.451.8667, Pathways Counseling Center in Brookfield, 262.641.9790 and Healthy Connections in Appleton, 920.257.4601.

Masterpiece Nutritional Counseling Kendra Kadrik, CNT 920.680.5778 Kendra Kadrlik owns Masterpiece Nutrition, a nutrition consulting business specializing in educating clients on their food choices and directing them on which ones work with their health goals and which ones could be sabotaging them. The benefits and dangers of certain foods and natural health topics are taught via seminars, group challenges, and one-on-one consulting. What you eat literally becomes you. You have a choice in what youre made of. Nutritional Healing, LLC Kimberly Neher, MS, Clinical Nutritionist 658 W. Ridgeview Dr., Appleton 920.358.5764 Kimberly Neher, MS, is the clinical nutritionist located inside The Chiropractic Advantage. Her passion lies in supporting peoples health through evidencebased medicine (risks versus benefits of medications) and healing therapies through nutrition. Kimberly has experience working with clients regarding weight and fatigue issues, sports nutrition, food sensitivities and allergies, and general health concerns such as high blood pressure, high glucose levels, high cholesterol/triglycerides, thyroid

Appleton Community Midwives & Birth Center 308 E. Northland Ave., Appleton 920.882.6200 Our compassionate care-giving team offers comprehensive traditional midwifery care, including VBAC, water, home and birth center birth. We provide complete maternity care prenatal visits, birth and postpartum. Our birth center is cozy and welcoming, equipped with specially designed water birth tubs. We do insurance verification and billing and offer flexible payment plans for cash pay clients.
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Quality Therapy 311 Reaume Ave., Kaukauna 920.462.4583 Serving the Fox Valley Quality Therapy is client-centered and focused on predictable outcomes. We strive to uphold the dignity of patients, accommodating schedule allowing recovery in your own home. Our specialized programs include: chronic pain program, back pain program and digestinal disorder program. We also offer craniosacral, visual manipulation, lymphedema with vaso-pneumatic pump and electro therapeutic point stimulation. Dont put it off any longer. The more you wait the more serious your problem may become.

Ardent Photography Downtown Neenah 920.858.9827 Fox Cities 262.292.9513 Milwaukee Ardent Photography is a boutique portrait, wedding and boudoir photography studio located in Historic Downtown Neenah. Our goal is to form close relationships with our clients to make your photography experience remarkable - you deserve exceptional service and exquisite photography. Our style is clean, colorful and classic - rooted in tradition and elegance. Photographer, Amy Gaerthofner, will make you look amazing and youll have a blast along the way.

Nakashima of Japan Katsu-Ya of Japan 4100 W. Pine St., Appleton 920.739.6057 2200 Holmgren Way, Green Bay 920.494.4103 511 W. College Ave., Appleton 920.882.4183 Nakashima Sushi is your healthy alternative when dining out. We take the freshest 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 The areas finest authentic Indian restaurant. Join us today to find out why we won the Best Indian Food Golden Fork Award from 2005-2011! We offer a large selection of vegan and vegetarian options. Catering is available and we have a banquet room for parties up to 40 people.

Botanical Indulgence Sandy White 1162 Westowne Dr., Neenah 920.725.1380 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.

Get Rubbed the Right Way Cathy Allen, LPN, Certified Reflexologist Greater Green Bay Area 920.370.0313 Group and party rates available by request I provide reflexology of the feet, hands or both at your home/business or at 9th Street Wellness Center in Green Bay. Call for an appointment. Improves and relieves many dis-eases of the body. What can reflexology do for you? Boost the immune system. Normalize body functions. Release stress and tension. Relax and rebalance the mind and body. Support the bodys natural healing abilities. Promote better sleep.

Absolute Transformation Salon 518 Ohio St., Oshkosh 920.385.7026 Find us on Facebook! Absolute Transformation Salon opened three years ago this May. Our goal was to create a more natural, organic, healthy salon and to offer our guests a great healthy environment to get their hair done. We researched our color line and hair care lines to make sure that they were as natural, organic and vegan friendly as possible. We feature Organic Color Systems and Onesta hair care products and have had great results! Julie, Jen and Sherry pride themselves on their continuing education and all have over 16 years experience behind the chair. Jen is also an Organic Color Systems educator. We are very fortunate to have her with us. Absolute Transformation Salon is a full service salon that features color, cuts, perms, facials, pedicures and nail services. We look forward to serving you. Salon Arian Arian M. Stiebs, Master Stylist N2736 Cty Rd QQ, Waupaca Salon: 715.942.2500 Cell: 715.412.1423 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.
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Victorias Pet Nutrition Center and Boutique 14 N. Main St., Fond du Lac 920.923.1991 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.

Famous Daves Bar-B-Que 1170 N. Westhill Blvd., Appleton 920.991.9700 Not everybody has the whole day to spend slow-smokin the best BBQ in America. But everybody has a phone. And thats all it takes to bring home your favorite BBQ piping hot and ready for dinner tonight! Or stop in to try our healthy Citrus Grill. Dave loves makin calorie watchers feel like theyre cheating. Citrus Grill items are a tasty 660 calories or less. Served with two juicy grilled pineapple steaks and fresh steamed broccoli.

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Prairie Home Assisted Living 1463 Kenwood Dr., Menasha 920.969.0526 Prairie Home Assisted Living provides loving kindness in a homelike setting. Family owned and operated, Prairie Home is committed to creating a warm, nurturing and safe environment for the elderly.

The Oshkosh Tai Chi Center 803 Waugoo Ave., Oshkosh 920.233.2605 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 p.m. 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 Chengs adaption of the Yang familys Tai chi chuan. Private classes available with Andrew Mertens for $50/hr.

Pura Vida Yoga Crystal M. Hill (Rohde), RYT 2416 W. Nordale Dr., Appleton 920.851.1084 Pura Vida Yoga, LLC, offers group power Vinyasa yoga classes, private yoga sessions, yoga life coaching and nutrition/weight loss coaching in Appleton. The amazing staff is passionate about helping others reach their full potential both on and off the mat! Contact Crystal M. Hill RYT & owner at 920.851.1084 or puravidacrystal@ for more information!

Cujaks Wine Market & Wine Bar 47 N. Main St., Fond du Lac 920.922.2499 Cujaks Wine Market, LLC, is your local specialty wine store downtown Fond du Lac where the focus is on quality wine for your dollar. Buying wine should not be scary; Sara is there to help you select wines. We feature Antons extra virgin olive oils and vinegars. You can sample before you buy. Cujaks, where wine shopping is easy and fun. Lamers Dairy & Country Store Off Hwys. 441 & CE N410 Speel School Rd., Appleton 920.830.0980 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 Dairylands 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. The Olive Cellar 277 W. Northland Ave., Appleton 920.574.2361 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 worlds best peanut brittle. A unique culinary experience awaits you.


Mystical Earth Gallery (MEG) City Center Plaza 112b E. College Ave., Appleton 920.993.1122 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.

Valley Transit 801 S. Whitman Ave., Appleton 920.832.5800

Valley Transit safe and reliable public

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transportation to the many communities that comprise the Fox Cities. Whether youre 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.



Inner Sun Yoga Studio 146 Algoma Blvd., Suite F, Oshkosh 920.651.1279 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!


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9th Street Wellness Center ............................................ 29 192 Main St./An Angels Influence ................................ 12 Absolute Transformation Organic Salon......................... 28 Advanced Aesthetics ..................................................... 67 Advanced Pain Management ........................................ 49 Aerial Pole Dance .......................................................... 72 Anytime Fitness........................................................... 100 Appleton Community Midwives .................................... 47 Ardent Photography ..................................................... 11 Avenue 91.1 ................................................................... 7 Backyard Organics ........................................................ 54 Bay Area Yoga .............................................................. 17 Birthwise....................................................................... 35 Blue Sky ........................................................................ 67 Botanical Indulgence ..................................................... 35 Bouwer Printing ............................................................ 69 Brown Dog Meditation and Wellness Center ................. 53 Chic to Chic, LLC .......................................................... 30 Chiropractic Advantage ................................................ 84 Clean Aura Soap Company ........................................... 64 Compost Joes............................................................... 68 Connections ................................................................. 55 Crystal Pathway ............................................................ 59 Cujaks Wine Market ..................................................... 71 Dermatology Associates of Wisconsin, SC ....................... 2 Divine Energy Light-Workers ......................................... 87 Eclipse Energy ............................................................... 31 Epiphany Law ............................................................... 87 EvolveAbility ................................................................. 80 Famous Daves Bar-B-Que.............................................. 85 Funset Boulevard .......................................................... 21 Furniture Phases............................................................ 41 Gill-Tech Academy ........................................................ 61 Goodwill Industries ....................................................... 33 Great Basin Indoor Air................................................... 73 Great Harvest Bread Company ...................................... 29 Green Bay Botanical Garden.......................................... 10 Harmony Cafe .............................................................. 77 Healthy Living Events .................................................... 43 HomeAid Health Care ................................................... 45 Howard Dental ............................................................. 83 Inner Sun Yoga Studio................................................... 66 Intuitive Touch, LLC ....................................................... 38 Johnathans Bistro ......................................................... 87 Just Act Natural .............................................................. 9 Kangen Water, Chris Bulik............................................. 77 Kindred Healthcare ....................................................... 26 Kleiner, CAEH, Tracie..................................................... 81 LaJava, a Roasting House .............................................. 81 Lake Effect Therapeutic Massage .................................. 62 Lake Park Swim & Fitness ................................................ 9

Lamers Dairy, Inc. .......................................................... 53 LearningRx .................................................................... 21 Life Force Wellness Center ............................................ 79 Life Spectrums .............................................................. 74 Making Art of Life......................................................... 39 Masterpiece Nutrition ................................................... 37 Mooring Programs & STEP Industries ............................. 85 Mystical Earth Gallery.................................................... 27 Nakashima, Inc. ............................................................ 98 Nancy Soliven, Wonders of Wellness ............................. 83 Natural Healing Solutions .............................................. 79 Natural Healthy Concepts ............................................. 13 Natural Tresses .............................................................. 41 Nells Wigs .................................................................... 25 New Possibilities Integration .......................................... 34 Niemuths Southside Market ......................................... 66 Nutritional Healing ........................................................ 49 Olivu 426 ...................................................................... 43 Oneida Nation Farms ...................................................... 5 Oshkosh Tai Chi Center ................................................. 11 Outagamie County Dept. of Solid Waste ....................... 42 Park Ridge Organics ...................................................... 68 Peace & Wellness Center............................................... 22 Pura Vida Yoga ............................................................. 53 Quality Therapy............................................................. 59 Ranger Services ............................................................. 65 Reclaimed Designs ........................................................ 24 Rejuvenessence mediSpa............................................... 99 Revolution Dojo ............................................................ 75 Sai Ram Indian Cuisine .................................................. 59 Salon Arian ................................................................... 84 Saris Counseling, LLC .................................................... 24 Sattvic Healing & Yoga .................................................. 77 Soul Energy................................................................... 78 Streus Pharmacy Bay Natural .................................... ....22 Terry Naturally/EuroPharma ..................................... 14, 15 The Olive Cellar............................................................. 58 The Wire Whisk ............................................................ 33 Two Gals Cleaning ........................................................ 11 Twohig Dental............................................................... 40 Valley Transit ................................................................. 23 Vander Wielen Health & Wellness Center ...................... 52 Victorias Pet Nutrition................................................... 16 Wellness Essentials ........................................................ 12 Westshore Acupuncture ................................................ 86 Wise Woman Wellness, LLC ............................................ 3 Wrap A Thinner You ..................................................... 53 YMCA .......................................................................... 83

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