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Resolution 2013: Lose Weight. Gain Energy.

FEATURE STORY

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NATE RETZLAFF, AMBER BASEMAN AND NICK KARCZ Complete Nutrition of Green Bay

10 Wellness vs. Wellbeing: Part 10 12 Whole body vibrations 14 How adaptable are you to create
the change you desire?

56 Just say no to New Years resolutions 61 Spiritual wellness 63 Getting the skinny on weight loss 66 Reach New Years goals with 70 Science, the mind-body 72 Lets talk clay 74 Chemicals in body care products 76 Intentional resolutions 79 Follow the enthusiasm 80 I cant be hypnotized;
I have too much willpower! are they for you? acupuncture and Chinese medicine! connection and wellness

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Natural weight loss

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40 Whiplash how to heal Compounded medication 42 Reading and the truth

82 New Years resolutions: 84 Goodbye headaches 85 If you dont like the movie,
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Happy New Year!

Well, 2013 has arrived, and for many of us that means we are embracing new beginnings. (Sounds better than committing to New Years resolutions, right?) January in Wisconsin is probably the perfect time to distract ourselves with missions of self-improvement. If you are seeking a healthier lifestyle in the New Year, you are certainly in the right place! What Ive learned from this magazines helpful monthly content is this: If you are serious about making some changes in your life, get support, be realistic, keep an open mind, and dont let yourself get discouraged! Our country is kicking off 2013 by celebrating National Blood Donors Awareness Month. The American Association of Blood Banks (AABB) encourages you to learn more about the urgent need for blood and to become a regular donor. Consider these American Red Cross statistics: 1.) Every two seconds someone in the U.S. needs blood! 2.) Five million patients receive blood in the U.S. in a year! 3.) One donation can save the lives of up to three people! I use exclamation points because these are quite impactful realities. If you are considering making a difference by donating this New Year, please know that it is safe, simple and appreciated more than you know! Find a donation location near you by visiting www.aabb.org. Our authors have some great ideas to share with all of us who are in the continuous pursuit of a healthy mind, body and spirit. Kim Neher shines light on our countrys prescription drug problem and directs us to nature. Deb Lewis-Hasenberg recommends whole body vibration for your weight loss efforts in the New Year. James Carnes shares some significant new scientific discoveries about the

brain and how self-hypnosis can enhance our well-being. And, of course, there are many more, so enjoy! Best wishes to all of you who are embracing a new beginning for yourselves. May this be a year of success for you! In health and happiness,

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

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Wellness vs. Wellbeing:


Part 10 Spirit
By Julie A. Rider, OTR, CLCP

ur next segment in our 12-part series Wellness vs. Wellbeing addresses how developing your spiritual self has the potential to restore a sense of balance and control in all other areas of your life. That means that spirit is an essential component of our sense of overall wellbeing, and as we have been discussing through the past nine segments, individuals who focus on wellbeing are more likely to be healthy and whole. Wellbeing is the foundation for overall wellness. The Just for Me 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 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 Me 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 Me twelve realms that will support our overarching intention of creating wellbeing throughout our lives:

Spirit: igniting the soul

We are taught in our Western culture to think in terms of pieces of ideas or concepts, rather than the integration of the ideas and concerns. We tend to look at our bodies, minds, emotions and spirit as if each part is a fully separate entity rather than totally interconnected. Our Western society rewards specialization, examination of the piece of the whole. We have the notion that it is best to take things apart and deal with them in small pieces in isolation of the idea or concept. This fragmented approach has lead us down the path in health care to look at the individual in a compartmentalized manner rather than as the management of the totality. The belief that our bodies, organs and systems are totally separate from our thoughts, emotions, energy fields and spiritual selves, totally ignores how
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our emotions play a part in our health and wellbeing. However, it is only when we deal with each part of the whole within the whole, that we can achieve energetic, vibrant health. It is spirit (spirituality) that sustains us. The body needs nourishment from food and water to keep physically healthy. It needs exercise to remain strong. The mind needs to be challenged through intellectual pursuits and it needs education to enhance its knowledge and then be able to use it productively. Very few of us think about our spirit. Without a deep connection to spirit, there begins to surface a kind of emptiness. Each of us needs to define that sense of spirit for ourselves by learning how to connect. Ask yourself the following questions to see if you have lost part of your spirit: Difficulty in staying present or feeling disconnected to your body. Feeling numb, apathetic or deadened. Chronic depression. Compromised immune system and frequent illness. Addictions to alcohol, drugs, food, sex, gambling. Feeling empty and seeking to fill that emptiness through external activity or people. Difficulty recovering from the loss of a loved one through death or divorce.
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To be vital and healthy you need to have a spiritual life. We need to have values and beliefs, which we live by and strive to achieve.
What is spirituality? What is the soul? Do we appreciate that spirituality is the relationship of each human with a power greater than any human power on earth? Do we understand that truth, dignity, integrity, faith, hope and love are the main ingredients of spirituality? To be vital and healthy you need to have a spiritual life. We need to have values and beliefs, which we live by and strive to achieve. Our values must be integrated into our work and social lives. It is how we treat ourselves and others when no one is looking and no one knows about that is the true reflection of an individuals spiritual life.
Julie A. Rider, OTR, CLCP, is a team member at Wise Woman Wellness, a holistic wellness and hormone center located at 1480 Swan Road in De Pere. Women of all ages are invited to schedule a FREE personal coaching appointment or join the group coaching program Just for Me Wellbeing: A Program for Personal Wellbeing. New sessions start in early January. Call 920.339.5252 or visit www.wisewomanwellness.com for details.

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Whole body vibrations


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his year you can keep your New Years resolution because in only ten minutes you can get a workout that equals an hour in the gym. Can you commit to ten minutes, three times a week? If your resolution is to lose some inches, improve your health and stick to a program that makes you feel great, read on. Whole body vibration (WBV) will help you keep your resolution and have a great time doing it. WBV works by standing on a WBV machine. The machine has a platform that oscillates and vibrates. This motion causes your body to go out of balance and the workout happens as a result of your muscles reflexive response to keep you upright.
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WBV is not a new technology. There is research to show that in ancient Greece vibration was used on athletes to treat a body part that was not functioning well. More recently, since the 1960s, vibration technology has been used by Russian scientists to rehab astronauts after spending time in zero gravity. From there they developed the ability to use WBV while in the spacecraft, which allowed the astronauts to spend more time in space on longer research missions. The Russians also used vibration technology to train and rehab their athletes. Since then, the use of WBV has been limited to those that could afford it: NASA in the space programs, medical facilities, sports teams and the wealthy. This is no longer the case. Today the prices of WBV machines are comparable to other home fitness machines, like a treadmill or elliptical machine. There are a variety of brands and styles available; the two main types of vibration are oscillating and vertical. The vertical motion simulates a jumping motion in the body, both sides of the body contract simultaneously. This motion puts a high load on the body and is more geared toward a body that is physically fit. Oscillating provides stimulation to the muscles, alternating sides. This motion is more natural to a body and stimulates a see-saw effect that promotes communication between the right and left sides of the body. This communication between right and left has been known to improve balance and coordination. While WBV is attractive to anyone wanting to be fit, fitness is just one of the many possible benefits. Other benefits include: Stimulating energy flow through the meridians and chakras. Improving lymphatic drainage. Increasing blood circulation to heart and brain. Burning calories. Strengthening major muscle groups (reducing falls). Improving kidney, liver, bowel and bladder function. Relieving stress. Increasing energy. While WBV is not for everybody, almost anybody that can stand can use this machine.
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WBV is gentle on the body and results can be achieved by just standing and being conscious of how the vibration feels on your body. It is an intuitive experience; everyone is different and only you know how the vibration feels in your body.
As with all fitness plans, you should consult your doctor if you have any health issues before adding WBV to your life. The WBV machine has many settings and allows for many ways of standing, so your workout can be tailored to your needs or limitations. WBV is gentle on the body and results can be achieved by just standing and being conscious of how the vibration feels on your body. It is an intuitive experience; everyone is different and only you know how the vibration feels in your body. For those who are already fit, WBV offers the opportunity to target and focus on troubled areas, as well as to add weight belts, free weights and a number of exercises while you are vibrating. For more info on WBV, check out platinumlifesolutions.com, a website dedicated to education through real life testimonials, as well as the book, Whole Body Vibrations and Your Health by Morris Abode. Or call us at Good Vibrations Studio where you can try out this technology yourself and see how much fun you can have keeping your New Years resolutions!
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How adaptable are you to create the change you desire?


By Victoria L. Huss

012 has given us a glimpse of what is to come. The world is now a smaller place. With political and economic shifts happening all over the globe, we cannot help but be affected by change. What resolutions have you made for yourself this year to assist YOU in becoming more resilient, adaptable and responsive to change? Anyone who has learned how to swim or ride a bike understands the importance of yielding to the forces fighting against us. Only by relaxing into the water and softening will we find buoyancy. Only by settling into the bike becoming it and focusing with wide vision on the horizon instead of what is directly in front of the wheel will we find a smooth straight ride. This is life. We dont necessarily have to understand what is happening. But if we allow ourselves to let go of rigidity, old fears or preconceived notions then we can truly be present to the wonderment and possibilities surrounding us. How adaptable to change are you? Are there places of rigidity that you regularly encounter within yourself? Does this rigidity protect you in healthy ways or does it fracture you like glass at the moment of impact? In the physical sense, motion is lotion to the body. Areas of rigidity create immobility a recipe for pain. From an emotional and spiritual perspective, rigidity in thought and feeling also contributes to stagnation. Just as stagnant water eventually loses its ability to nourish and support life, so too does a stagnant way of thinking affect your spirit and psyche. Without vibrancy and flow, movement ceases and ensnares you in old ruts and past patterns. Rolfing Structural Integration (or Rolfing SI) is a transformative bodywork system and education process that can help to create more adaptability, integration and resilience in your body. Old patterns, habits and ways of being are uncluttered while balance and alignment are restored. An aligned body operates with greater
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If you want to see a more peaceful and healed world, you must first seek peace and healing within yourself.
ease and efficiency and is less likely to resort to unhealthy movement patterns. An integrated body is more able to fully express and create at multiple levels. A body at ease in its world is better equipped to positively react to outside stressors transforming change from a threat into a nourishing force. Mahatma Gandhi once said, Be the change you wish to see in the world. If you want to see a more peaceful and healed world, you must first seek peace and healing within yourself. Trust yourself. Trust in the healing potential of your body. Your conscious efforts to become more adaptable and move toward wholeness will eventually open other doors to grand adventures, fabulous journeys and wonderful new possibilities! Happy 2013. This is your year!
Victoria L. Huss is the Certified Rolfer of New Possibilities Integration LLC in Appleton. She 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 www.wisconsinrolfing.com. Rolfing is a registered service mark of the Rolf Institute of Structural Integration.
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Natural weight loss that works!


By Terry Lemerond

f youve noticed a few extra pounds sneak in from the holiday season, take heart. You can lose weight naturally and easily. While a sensible diet and exercise regimen is a must, supplements can help make a difference. In fact, one of the best supplemental ingredients comes from a source that may surprise you: green coffee beans. If youve heard about green coffee bean extract and wondered if it really works it does! Svetol, the best clinically-studied supplemental form, helps reduce weight and body mass index (BMI), stop sugar cravings, and it wont make you jittery because its naturally decaffeinated. For years, coffee and green coffee bean extracts have shown exciting results concerning weight loss. Research shows that coffee consumption corresponds with a lower BMI. But its not just because of caffeine. In fact, the same positive benefits of coffee were found in decaffeinated varieties, too. Instead, it is due to chlorogenic acids and other polyphenols from the unroasted coffee bean. As impressive as some of the findings from brewed coffee have been, roasting actually destroys up to 7% percent of these beneficial compounds. So even if you drink a lot of coffee, youre still not getting the full potential of coffee bean.1 For the best results, you need an unroasted extract that is standardized to contain 40 to 50 percent chlorogenic acid and has clinical support to back it up. It will help you burn calories and keep healthy, lean body mass.2 In fact, you could see a dramatic difference in a very short time! In a double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical trial, 50 volunteers used Svetol, Green Coffee Bean extract for 60 days. Each participant took either the green coffee bean extract or a placebo twice a day with their main meals. At the end of the study, participants using the extract lost 5.7 percent of their initial weight, corresponding to an average weight loss of 5 kg or 11 lbs. versus a 2.9 percent weight loss (2.45 kg or 5.4 lbs.) in the placebo group. Thats basically twice the effect in just two months using the extract 3,4
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This green coffee bean extract helps the body burn fat first, and limits the amount of glucose released into the bloodstream.

The BMI in the participants using the green coffee bean extract declined as well significantly. Those in the coffee group saw their BMI drop by an average of 1.9 kg or 4.9 lbs. versus 0.9 kg or 1.9 lbs. Any weight loss and BMI change can be a good thing, but for many people right on the edge of being overweight or obese, that BMI change makes a big difference 3 Of course the type of weight a person carries is important, too. And here again, green coffee bean extract truly helps. In this same study, those using the extract saw their ratio of muscle mass (lean body mass) increase by 4.1 percent versus the average of 1.6 percent for the placebo group. So, their overall weight decreased, and even the kind of weight the extract group now carried changed to a much healthier type.3 Lean body mass is important. Individuals with lean body mass tend to burn calories more efficiently than those with a higher percentage of body fat, because muscle tissues nutrient requirements are higher. This green coffee bean extract helps the body burn fat first, and limits the amount of glucose released into the bloodstream. Thats because chlorogenic acid also inhibits the action of glucose-6-phosphatase, an enzyme that releases glucose into the bloodstream for the body to use as energy. Unbalanced glucose release can lead to dramatic highs and lows that actually increase the desire for simple sugars and refined carbohydrates. Of course, any sugars not burned by the body will add to overall weight. So, this green coffee bean extract can help
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By Kathleen Folz & Jordan Stamper

he notion that one type of dog or cat food is all your pet needs for a lifetime is thankfully fading into the past. We are learning that just like humans need a wide variety of foods in our diets to maintain health, so do our pets. Feeding a variety of foods to your dog or cat does not have to be difficult. Rotation simply means that you will have at least three or four foods

that your pet does well with and rotate those foods from time to time. Here are some helpful facts and tips about a rotation diet. A rotation diet can be done whether you are feeding dry, canned or raw foods, or a combination of those food types. If you are feeding dry food (with water added), you might try an occasional meal of

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Your young puppy or kitten will benefit by being exposed to different flavors and textures during critical developmental stages. Your older dog or cat will keep an interest in the food bowl.
decrease the old food by 10% every couple of days while watching for stomach upset, stool firmness or other signs that your pet is not doing well with the new food. If upset does occur, return to the old food and try another selection. No matter how high-quality a food is, not every food is right for your dog or cat. Once you have your pet on the new food, it should be no trouble switching among the foods your cat or dog is used to. Try a few new foods to give your pet many options. This may come in handy when the pet supply store is out of a type you feed or when a company changes a food formula. Your young puppy or kitten will benefit by being exposed to different flavors and textures during critical developmental stages. Your older dog or cat will keep an

interest in the food bowl, asking, Whats new today? We often hear that variety is the spice of life. Remember that this is true for your pets too! We are fortunate these days to have many good quality food choices in dry, canned and raw foods so we can share that variety with our animal companions!
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A new year, a new (hair)-do!


By Shelly Bergner

s a new year begins, we are presented with the opportunity to try new things, make changes in our lives and change or update our current hairstyle! If youre thinking of trying out a different look or style for the New Year, you are sure to find some inspiration within the hottest beauty trends for 2013. When selecting your new style, make sure that it reflects your personal taste, fits in your everyday lifestyle and leaves you looking and feeling your very best! For best results, consult with a salon professional for their expert advice in helping you select a style that will work for you. Once your new look has been professionally achieved, make sure to get all the tricks and tips along with guidance on how to properly maintain and style your new hairdo.

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MEDIUM-LENGTH STYLES: The Classic Bob When you fear that you may regret going from a long to a short hairstyle, one way around this is to try a medium-length style, such as the classic bob. This iconic style, made famous by the late Vidal Sassoon, lives on in 2013. The bob can be worn in many different lengths and can be styled to create all sorts of different looks, from sleek and smooth to loose tousled curls. The ever-popular inverted-bob, the asymmetrical-bob and even the mock-bob are just a few of the many variations of this classic coiffure.

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LONGER-LENGTH STYLES: Long Layered Locks Long hair is classic and chic. Its a length that never really goes out of style, but its the little details that keep the look fresh and modern. For a look that is sexy and uncomplicated, adding in longer layers to give a tousled style that is left loose and flowing with a natural bend. Vintage-inspired half up/half down is a style that gives you the elegance and grace of an up-do, while allowing the casual feeling of letting your locks flow freely down your back.

side bang, we will also be seeing more of a sharply-defined, blunt bang. The 2013 bangs seem to be one extreme or the other, either making a statement with the blunt bang or softly whispering with the layered and/or textured bang.
Hair bling! If you are into hair accessories, you will be excited to see that hair jewelry has made a big comeback for the New Year. Hair jewelry is an easy and quick way to add some glam to your hairstyle. If you are having a bad hair day, wrap it up in a turban. For the not-so-bold, a half-turban style that creates a look like a headscarf is a more subtle style for everyday wear. Now is the time to update your style and debut some of these hot hair trends for 2013!
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The braid is back! At the tail end of 2012, braids began to disappear, but the versatility of the braid is what makes this trend stay fresh and current for 2013. The braid provides many different options and can be worn in multiple ways. Also, twisting the hair to mimic a braid-like effect and slicked, sleek hair tied in a low pony or a knot is hot for 2013. Bring on the bang! The bang remains strong in 2013, but aside from the usual

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Health and wellness Q&A


By Karmen Nenahlo
Question: People keep telling me that if a food is natural, it must be good for me. Is this really true? Answer: In a word, no. It sounds pretty good though, doesnt it? In actuality, all foods are made up of the same basic elements, so whether nature organized those elements into a convenient little package or man did the job in a factory really doesnt matter all that much. Though there are numerous overly-processed foods that meet my criteria for being unhealthy, there are plenty of man-made products that are considered healthy. And think about some of the berries and mushrooms that grow in the wild. Many of them are poisonous and can make you downright sick, or per chance even kill you, if you ingest them. But theyre natural, all right! The idea that all foods grown naturally were put here specifically for our benefit is silly. In my opinion, being skeptical about such blanket statements is wise, since these issues are never simply black or white. Question: I love fast food, but I also realize the importance of improving my health and losing weight. Therefore, I have to ask is it ok to eat fast food while on a diet program? Answer: Yes, but as always, there are a few important points to keep in mind. We all know that fast food isnt necessarily the healthiest meal in town, but we also know that being realistic is an important component of any successful weight-loss program. Therefore, it doesnt make sense to
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The key is to become a savvy shopper and watch out for calorie-laden foods with added sugars, sodium and fat. ... Remember, balance, variety and moderation are the words to live by when it comes to food.
completely deprive yourself of fast food, especially if its appropriate for your specific situation. In other words, if youre crunched for time, fast food may be the only reasonable option. That said, if an occasional trip turns into four or five weekly trips, your weight loss efforts and health goals will likely suffer as a result. The key is to become a savvy shopper and watch out for calorie-laden foods with added sugars, sodium and fat. Look for the Nutrition Facts pamphlets in your local restaurants and educate yourself on the menus. If you make the effort, youll be able to find a sensible meal no matter where you go. Remember, balance, variety and moderation are the words to live by when it comes to food. If you apply these principles regularly, you wont have to sacrifice your health and wellness goals when eating out.
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Winter: the dry skin season


By Treana Olofson

kin is the largest organ of the body and is mostly exposed to the elements, which dry out our skin. Dry skin is most common in winter because the humidity is low, which makes skin itchy and irritated. Other common reasons for dry skin could be genetic, the natural aging process, a medical condition, or a lack of water, minerals and nutrients in your diet. In winter, we need to proactively add moisture back into our skin to reduce dryness and avoid its harsh effects.
There are several things you can do in your daily bathing routine to reduce dry skin issues: 1. Take a short, warm-water shower (no more than ten minutes). Hot water may feel good and relaxing; however, it increases the rate at which natural oils are lost. Using harsh soap can exacerbate the effect. 2. Using mild soaps with moisturizing, healing properties, instead of chemical-based ones, can help, as your skin will absorb 60 percent of these nutrients. 3. After showering, pat skin partially dry and apply moisturizing lotion within three minutes, to help seal the water in the skin before it can evaporate. 4. Using a humidifier in the household will put water back into the air, which dry heat can easily remove. Some of the natural ingredients you can look for in soaps, lotions and moisturizers containing medicinal benefits for skin are: 1. Aloe Vera This amazing plant keeps the skin flexible by giving oxygen to the cells, improves the ability to hydrate the skin, keeps skin smooth, helps prevent aging and can be used for treating various skin conditions, such as eczema, burns, inflammations and bruises. 2. Cucumber A high-level, hydrogen vegetable that contains potassium, antioxidants, such as beta-carotene, vitamin C, vitamin A and vitamin K; cucumber makes skin soft and supple and can be used externally and internally. 3. Lavender Traditionally noted for its antiseptic properties, this

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By Tony Bednarowski

ell, here we are at the turn of yet another new year. 2012 has come and gone, leaving us wanting a fresh new start. For many of us, the turn of a new year marks a starting point for some major life changes. Yes, the resolution is upon us. So what would your best guess be for the number one New Years resolution in our country? If you thought weight loss, you are absolutely correct, so please read on. First, lets look at a few facts. Then let me help you lay down some steps on how to make your resolution your reality. Did you know that more than 80 percent of all the people who lose weight regain the lost weight, and often a bit extra? According to some studies, the relapse rate may even be as high as 95 percent. This tells me that a lot of people have lost weight but very few keep it off permanently. We really dont have a weight-loss problem so much as a weight-relapse problem. As we promise ourselves that this is going to be our year, were very ambitious. But like so many of our plans, its not a well-thoughtout one. With no real road map in place, its like driving across the country in the middle of the night without headlights, expecting to reach your destination. Thats exactly why so many of us with good intentions watch our New Years resolutions fade as that high-octane enthusiasm slips into reality check. With any good intention, you must have a well-thought-out plan on how you are going to reach your destination. Lets lay the ground work and make it visual. This will ultimately become your map to success.

You may have set goals, but where are they on your priority list? If this is not a top priority then it will soon fall off of your list. Simply put, make it your first priority.

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Set your goals and put them in writing. This will keep them in your mind, affirming daily a clearer picture of what your intentions are. I suggest making a vision board, which is basically a collage of images and writings that are visual reminders of what youre striving for. Visualization techniques are very powerful. I believe that if you dont have a plotted vision board, you cant have a clear vision.

Going it alone is tough with any endeavor. Getting people to rally behind you when the challenge gets hard will keep you on track. Find a fitness partner, a mentor or coach, family, friends, your spouse any people you can count on for information and emotional support.

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Keep score for your own accountability. Measurements, progress charts, weight records, and a food and training journal are all great self-accountability trackers. Also seek outside accountability from someone who you trust to be in your camp. Reporting your results to someone will keep the accountability factor honest.

Think short- and long-term realistic expectations. Weight loss comes in unpredictable spurts. Remember this going in when you set up shop, so to speak. Average healthy weight loss is about 1 to 2 pounds per week. You will have big weeks, small weeks and weeks where seemingly nothing happens, at least according to the scale. So be patient and dont throw in the towel at the first sign of a plateau. Stick to your plan; you will overcome.

PATIENCE

You absolutely must find balance. Dont take your eating plan or your workouts to the extreme. Dont live with the all or nothing rule. Remember, if you want this to last, it must be looked at as a marathon and not a sprint. Let the I want it all attitude go and instead shoot for slow and steady. Your patience will be well rewarded.

BALANCE

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Notice how many times I have stressed planning and visualizing. In order to be successful at anything, you must have a well-thought-out plan. There is no such thing as winging it to success. Again, get it on paper. Write down your eating and workout plans. Prioritize by setting up your weekly schedule. Take the time to do it for you. I dont have time or I forgot are excuses that ultimately keep you from your goal.

PERSONALIZE

Make your nutrition and training program fit you and your needs. Make it adapt around your personality, lifestyle, schedule and disposition. This is the only way you will incorporate it into your lifestyle and make it a permanent placement.
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 www.naturespathways.com. Tony is also founder, developer and nutrition specialist for BeWellCooking.com, 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 www.BeWellCooking.com.
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How do you keep your children healthy in winter? Go outside!


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ts January and chances are (unless you live in Tucson or Tampa), you are not getting outside as much as you were a few short months ago. Going outside being in nature is one of the best ways to support our children and keep them healthy. Where else can you get all of the following in one fell swoop: fresh air, exercise, inspiration, and

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Using snow, form walls to climb over, build tunnels to crawl through, dig holes to jump over and create stepping stones. Then climb, crawl, jump, step, roll and run through the course. Hold a mini Olympics! 5. MAKE SNOW ANGELS. When everyone is tired from the Olympics (see above), lie down in the snow and create snow angels. Look at the sky above, and then identify what the cloud formations look like: snow angels, white dolphins, fluffy castles ... use your imaginations! 6. BUILD A BONFIRE. Enjoy a winter picnic, and for dessert make smores.
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Everybody needs beauty as well as bread, places to play in and pray in, where nature may heal and give strength to body and soul. John Muir
7. PLAY GAMES. Call some neighbors or

friends, and have fun with the classics, such as Red Light, Green Light, Mother May I, Freeze Tag (how appropriate in winter!) or Red Rover. 8. TRACK ANIMALS. When it snows, its easy and fun to find and then try to identify animal tracks. 9. TELL STORIES. Find a beautiful spot to read a book, such as The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats. Or better yet, tell a story about when you were a child and what you enjoyed doing outside. Children love hearing about your own childhood adventures. What better way to warmly connect with your child! All of these activities are easy, free and healthy. But dress warm so your children can truly enjoy these activities. A good rule of thumb for dressing your children is

three layers on the bottom and four layers on the top. What does this mean? Your child needs long underwear, pants and snow pants on the bottom, with an undershirt, shirt, sweater and jacket on top. Then add a warm hat that completely covers the ears and a neck warmer (it stays on better than a scarf for active young children). In a recent article published in the Guardian, George Monbiot says, There is no substitute for what takes place outdoors; not least because the greatest joys of nature are unscripted. If you want to help your child develop their imagination, bring them outside and watch what happens. In a natural environment, one almost feels it is the childs true home. In her famous essay The Ecology of Imagination in Childhood, Edith Cobb proposed that contact with nature stimulates creativity. Reviewing the biographies

of 300 geniuses, she exposed a common theme: intense experiences of the natural world in the middle age of childhood (between 5 and 12). Animals and plants, she contended, are among figures of speech in the rhetoric of play ... which the genius in particular of later life seems to recall. So dress warm, go outside and live fully into natures offerings, which will help you and your child develop the capacity of strength to body and soul!
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By Jane Hamilton

o matter how bad a day may get, or how many things may not be turning out exactly how I anticipated regardless of the situation, there is one thing that I generally feel safe in predicting: I know that I can go to bed, get a good nights sleep and everything will look better in the morning. Its a new dawn. Its a new day. And life is full of new possibilities. Sometimes sleep eludes us. When the mind is racing and the quiet will not come to us, it is time to use the vibration and frequency of minerals to help us find sleep. There are several minerals which may aid you in turning off the insistent words and thoughts running through your head. Green tourmaline aids in sleep as it quiets the mind. Rose quartz promotes peace internally, allowing one to clear the mind. Amethyst and lepidolite will also help your mind relax. Howlite stills the mind and allows one to relax and slip into a restful sleep. The lack of sleep can cause some serious issues for us. Besides just being grumpy, it can affect one adversely in many ways: Your health can become seriously jeopardized as you can be put at risk for heart disease, a heart attack, high blood pressure, stroke and diabetes. Lack of sleep can be responsible for our inability to lose

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weight and can be the cause of weight gain! The mind is affected and our reactions are slowed, leading to accidents. We cannot remember things, and our ability to use our minds to problem solve is compromised. Once fallen asleep, our bodies need a deep and restful sleep to regenerate. Celestite and lapis lazuli are perfect to generate sleep and in turn aid in our recuperation of body, mind and spirit. Bloodstone, selenite, hematite and moonstone will also assist in sleep. Once asleep, nightmares may disturb our restful state. To eliminate nightmares, try black tourmaline and amethyst. Smoky quartz also

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eliminates nightmares, but will also enhance the dream state. Also keep in mind that the electromagnetic field of our bodies may be affected as we sleep if we are near computers or cell phones. In this situation, or if you are at a geographic fault line, placing aventurine, fluorite, hematite or kyanite in this area will assist you in protecting your field. Over the ages dreams have spoken to many, prophesying events to come, giving us messages from the angels and God, and directing us onto the right path. Many minerals can help us create and enhance the dream state. Rhodochrosite enhances the dream state and brings ones creative nature to the front of the conscious. Kyanite facilitates the dream state and the creation of new ideas as well as their acceptance, thereby integrating them into your matrix. Bloodstone and malachite stimulate dreams. Amethyst facilities out-of-body experiences in the dream state when kept nearby. Intuitive dreams are more prevalent with amethyst. Moonstone encourages lucid dreaming. When the moon is full, moonstones effect will be amplified. As the stone of new beginnings, moonstone helps one transition from night to day, creating a new beginning. After we have awoken and need to examine our dreams for meaning, celestite and Herkimer diamonds aid ones recollection and interpretation of the dreams. They also assist in the stimulation of clairvoyant experiences as we dream. Jasper aids in dream recall. Dream work and psychic abilities will be complimented with lapis lazuli. Quartz crystals are the elixir to the path towards good health and wellness. Quartz can offer one so many benefits at so many different levels. The right crystal can aid you in finding a restful sleep after a productive meditation. Many nights I sleep with my record keeper crystal in one hand and my quartz scepter in the other hand. With the record keeper I seek to download the wisdom of the crystal. The scepter is not an exceptionally beautiful crystal, but rather quite ugly. However, I am able to find comfort and peace within this particular specimen. When you seek a restful sleep or a vivid dream state, turn to minerals and crystals to help you find your way. Hold your crystals in your hand. Or sleep with them under your pillow or by your side. Feel the vibration and sleep .
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How to make this New Years resolution the one that changes your life
By Scott Vander Wielen, DC

kay, so its January and its a whole new year. We all want to see this year go better than last year regardless of the year we just had. Perhaps you are one of many Americans who have made the New Years resolution of losing weight again. Or perhaps you feel as though

you have met your match when it comes to weight loss or you believe that it is out of your grasp. Most likely, your difficulty had nothing to do with lack of desire or even willpower. If you have tried to lose weight and have been frustrated with your efforts, then the question can be asked, What can

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you do differently this year that will increase your likelihood of success? The purpose of this article is to provide you with useful information and give you hope that fat loss is very doable with the right kind of plan. One very simple way of recognizing inflammation, believe it or not, is through waist-to-hip ratio. In 2005, a study in The Lancet, a top-tier medical journal, found that waist circumference was determined to be the best indicator. The fat around the midsection is different from fat anywhere else. Midsection fat is actually called visceral adipose tissue, or VAT, and a recent article in the Diabetology & Metabolic Syndrome medical journal showed that VAT releases multiple hormones that feed forward inflammation leading to more VAT gain. Have you heard of the apple shape vs. the pear shape? Individuals with the apple shape have a reason to be more concerned about their health because inflammation is present and could very well be obstructing your weight-loss efforts. Inflammation preventing fat loss has several causes which include: bad bugs in the gut, inflammatory immune responses to healthy foods, gluten sensitivity, candida infection, an H. Pylori infection, heavy metals, low digestive enzymes from a
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Individuals with the apple shape have a reason to be more concerned about their health because inflammation is present and could very well be obstructing your weight-loss efforts.

poorly functioning pancreas, fat maldigestion due to gall bladder dysfunction and, most frequently, high blood sugar. This often comes from a combination of lifestyle choices that compound over time, including lack of exercise, unique blood cholesterol levels, hypertension, hormone dysregulation including stress hormones and even environmental estrogens that accumulate over time that havent been metabolized or detoxed. A critical part of your plan is to remember that you are created in Gods image and you not only honor God with healthy lifestyle choices, but also are taking care of

yourself the way your Creator intended, and that always leads to improved health. Good health is within your grasp; there is a lot you can do every day by choosing and fulfilling the health God created in you.
Dr. Scott Vander Wielen is a board certified chiropractor, board eligible chiropractic internist, licensed nutritional counselor and functional medicine practitioner. He owns and operates Vander Wielen Health & Wellness Diagnostic Center, LLC, a patientcentered practice employing techniques promoted by the Institute for Functional Medicine. To best service his patients, Dr. Vander Wielen provides an array of chiropractic services including: functional medicine, nutritional counseling, spine and extremity care, stress management, advanced diagnostic testing and in-office lab work.

Sources: Ashwell, M., P. Gunn, and S. Simpson. Waist-to-height Ratio Is a Better Screening Tool than Waist Circumference and BMI for Adult Cardiometabolic Risk Factors: Systematic Review and Metaanalysis. Obesity Review 13.3 (2012): 275-86. Web. Blatteis, Clark, M. Signaling the Brain in Systemic Inflammation: The Role of Complement. Frontiers in Bioscience 9.1-3 (2004): 915. Print. Cagnin, A., D. Brooks, A. Kennedy, R. Gunn, R. Myers, F. Turkheimer, T. Jones, and R. Banati. In-vivo Measurement of Activated Microglia in Dementia. The Lancet 358.9280 (2001): 461-67. Print. Corrao, G., G. Corazza, V. Bagnardi, G. Brusco, C. Ciacci, M. Cottone, C. Guidetti, P. Usai, P. Cesari, and M. Pelli. Mortality in Patients with Coeliac Disease and Their Relatives: A Cohort Study. The Lancet 358.9279 (2001): 356-61. Print. Dossumbekova, Anar, Mirela Anghelina, Shashi Madhavan, Lingli He, Ning Quan, Thomas Knobloch, and Sudha Agarwal. Biomechanical Signals Inhibit IKK Activity to Attenuate NF-B Transcription Activity in Inflamed Chondrocytes. Arthritis & Rheumatism 56.10 (2007): 3284-296. Print. Irwin, M. R. Sleep Deprivation and Activation of Morning Levels of Cellular and Genomic Markers of Inflammation. Archives of Internal Medicine 166.16 (2006): 1756-762. Print. Scheidt-Nave, C. Serum Interleukin 6 Is a Major Predictor of Bone Loss in Women Specific to the First Decade Past Menopause. Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism 86.5 (2001): 2032-042. Print. Donohue, Claire L., Suzanne L. Doyle, and John V. Reynolds. Visceral Adiposity, Insulin Resistance and Cancer Risk. Diabetology & Metabolic Syndrome 3.12 (2011): n. pag. 22 June 2011. Web. 1 Dec. 2012.

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Detox for a better you!


By Jacquelyn Wilson

appy New Year! January is the perfect time to detox, as you want to start the year off as the best you possible. You know you need to (maybe you dont want to), so lets get started!

Detox pointers

Eat only the cleansing foods on the following lists. You can arrange these foods into three meals a day, plus snacks. Email me for sample menus. Eat as many vegetables as you like, but limit fruits to three servings per day. Do not add any fats, like oils, butter or margarine. Keep it simple. You may use spices and herbs; small amounts of low-sodium soy sauce, salt, pepper, vinegar and mustard are allowed. Avoid mayonnaise, bottled salad dressings and ketchup. Drink at least eight cups of herbal tea or distilled or filtered purified water every day. This will help flush away impurities. Avoid coffee, alcohol, soda, sugar, artificial sweeteners and caffeinated beverages. Avoid junk food. Remember, this is a cleansing, detoxification diet and this will help with your cravings later. If you have been taking a multivitamin or supplements, continue to do so, but do not start to take them during this detoxification step if your body is not accustomed to them.

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Get plenty of rest and sleep because this helps with the detoxification process. The naturally occurring plant compounds in the fruits and vegetables will help accelerate the cleansing process and you may feel a little more tired than usual for the first few days. By the end of the week, though, you should feel energized. Do not engage in strenuous physical activity, even if you are used to it. Instead of a vigorous workout, do more yoga and gentle stretching, go for a swim, garden, take walks. First thing every morning, drink the juice of half a lemon in a cup of warm water to help your gallbladder work more efficiently. Our gallbladder is responsible for fat digestion and dieters are notorious for having gallbladder problems. Dont skip this step. Think about the commitment you are making to yourself, what you stand to gain or lose, and how accomplished you will feel. Look at this as cleaning out the old and getting ready for the new!

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The detox menu

VEGETABLES AND GRAINS (Serving size is 1 cup, unless otherwise noted.) Alfalfa sprouts artichokes, arugula, asparagus, bean sprouts, beets, bell peppers (red, green or yellow), bok choy, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cabbage (red or white), carrots, cauliflower, celery, collard greens, eggplant, endive, green beans, hot peppers, jicama, kale, leeks, lettuce (all types), mushrooms, okra, olives (limit to 5), onions, parsley, radishes, sauerkraut (no sugar added), snow peas, spinach, tomato juice (no salt - cup), tomato paste (2 tablespoons), tomato sauce ( cup), tomato soup, vegetable juice (no salt - cup), vegetable soup (low fat - cup), water chestnuts, watercress, yellow squash, zucchini FRUITS (Serving size is 1 medium fruit, unless otherwise noted.) Apple, apple (dried - 4 rings), apple cider ( cup), applesauce (no sugar added - cup), apricots (4 medium), banana, berries (blueberries, strawberries, raspberries, blackberries, boysenberries - cup), cantaloupe ( of a small cantaloupe), cherries (12 large), currants (3 tablespoons), dates (fresh - 2), figs (fresh - 2), figs (dried 2), fresh fruit cup ( cup), fruit cocktail (no sugar added - cup), grapefruit, grapefruit juice (no sugar added), grapes ( cup), guava (1 small), honeydew melon ( of a medium melon), kiwi fruit, kumquats (4 medium), lemon, lychees (7), mandarin orange, mango

( small), nectarine, orange, orange juice (no sugar added - cup), papaya ( medium), passion fruit ( cup), peach, peach slices (canned in juice, no syrup - cup), pear, pineapple ( cup), plum, pomegranate ( small), prune juice (no sugar added - cup), prunes (3 medium), raisins (2 tablespoons), watermelon ( cup) A sample menu and detox soup recipe is available by emailing abetteryou@new.rr.com.
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Compounded medication making a comeback


By John Sowinski, RPh

ompounding medications is a lost art that is making a comeback. A compounded medication is made by the pharmacist from raw ingredients; pharmacists can compound capsules, solutions, suspensions, lollipops, suppositories, rapid dissolve tablets and many other dosage forms. Your doctor might order a compounded medication for many reasons. If you are allergic to an ingredient such as lactose, gluten or gelatin, a pharmacist can often make an alternative to eliminate these ingredients. If you have trouble swallowing a capsule, it might be able to be made into a liquid. Many times there are medications that are no longer available and a pharmacist may be able to make a discontinued medication. Pharmacists can also make medications that need to be customized directly for each patient. One of the best examples of this is Bioidentical Hormone Restoration Therapy, also known as BHRT

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If you are allergic to an ingredient such as lactose, gluten or gelatin, a pharmacist can often make an alternative to eliminate these ingredients.
many different possibilities for dosing these hormones. The term bioidentical means that the hormones used are biologically identical to the hormones that humans produce. Another way pharmacists can help is to treat pain. There are special creams available that help medications incorporated into the cream penetrate the skin. Using these bases, the pharmacist can provide medications directly into the bloodstream or penetrate to treat a joint or other area. They can incorporate medications for nervousness such as Lorazepam, which, when applied to the inner wrist, can keep a loved one calm. This is especially popular with hospice patients and caregivers, as these patients are not taking any medications by mouth. These creams are particularly effective in treating neuropathy, pain that comes from the

nerves. This is common in diabetics and as a side effect of chemotherapy. Common medications that can be incorporated into these creams are gabapentin, Lidocaine, ketoprofen, indomethacin, cyclobenzaprine and many more. If youve ever purchased a medication in a melt form, you know the convenience of taking medication that way. You just place it on your tongue and it melts in your mouth. These are called rapid dissolve tablets and a pharmacist can make this dosage form also. It is a great way to take a medication if you are not able to have water available. And dont forget our furry and feathered friends. Customizing medications for your pet is a great way to help medication time easier. Pharmacists have many flavors available to them to flavor the medication just the way the animal likes, such as fish flavor for cats or beef flavor for dogs. Sometimes the easiest way to get medications into a cat is to use the same gels that the pharmacist uses to treat pain. Medications can be added to these creams and applied to the cats ear. The ear is a very vascular area and the medication is absorbed through the ear into the blood stream. The most common medication for this is methimazole, which is used for overactive thyroid, a common problem in cats. So dont be surprised if your doctor sends you to a specialty pharmacy someday, as you may need to be treated with a compounded medication.
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Goodwill recognizes Plover man as Outstanding Achiever


By Karen Kramer

ravis Trzebiatowski, a program participant at the Stevens Point Goodwill Retail Store and Training Center, has been recognized as the Outstanding Achiever for December by Goodwill Industries of North Central Wisconsin (NCW). The Plover man came to Goodwill in January 2004 as a client through Community Industries Corporation (CIC) in Stevens Point to gain work experience. Once it was determined this was a good fit for him, Trzebiatowski became a program participant in Goodwills Community Development program and was hired as a Goodwill team member. The Community Development program

provides opportunities (typically work experience) for individuals to access services available through their local Goodwill. When Trzebiatowski began working at the Stevens Point Goodwill, a CIC training specialist was available to assist him with his tasks and to check in with the stores team leaders to make sure his performance was meeting their expectations. Over the years, we have seen Travis become more independent, said Jill Retzlaff, a Stevens Point Goodwill area team leader. At first, he was too shy and unable to communicate on his own. He spoke only to his training specialist who, in turn, would relay any issues or

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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 website at www.goodwillncw.org.
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Whiplash how to heal a pain in the neck


By Heidi R. Arnoldussen

etting rear-ended in traffic, face-planting at the bottom of a ski slope or tumbling over the handlebars on your bike whiplash comes in many forms and can become a long-term problem if not treated correctly. Fortunately, massage therapy can address the ache and discomfort that comes with whiplash, and prevent chronic pain down the road.

Understanding whiplash

The term whiplash came into use in 1928. Doctors will sometimes use cervical acceleration/deceleration (CAD) syndrome to describe it, but whiplash is a more visceral account of what has happened to the victims neck. When you mention whiplash, most people think of being rear-ended in a car. For example, the car initially moves forward, leaving the heavy, unsupported head behind, and when at the end range of extension for the spine, the head is whipped forward, causing the whiplash to occur. Car accidents are the most common cause of whiplash. Whether front-to-back or side-to-side, whiplash can affect muscles all the way into the victims back and arms. The most serious form of whiplash compresses nerves in the neck and causes multiple sprains of the ligaments.

Specific massage therapy methods rendered by a qualified and experienced therapist can ease acute whiplash discomfort and help prevent chronic fallout.
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Massage can help

Specific massage therapy methods rendered by a qualified and experienced therapist can ease acute whiplash discomfort and help prevent chronic fallout. For example, myofascial approaches restore fluidity to the tissue that surrounds all the moving parts inside the body allowing freer movement of muscles and ligaments. Friction-based massage helps break up scar tissue and relieve stiffness. Trigger point therapy works by releasing tension held in tight knots in the muscle. Also, any type of massage that stimulates circulation helps ease and prevent headaches. The incident (a car wreck, for instance) that caused the whiplash in the first place can be traumatic. Massage therapy helps relax a clients psyche as well as their muscles, helping him or her work through the emotional issues induced by the accident.

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Whiplash should be addressed as soon as possible after the injury to avoid any chronic problems. If you or someone you love is suffering from the repercussions of whiplash, consider a massage therapy session to ease the discomfort. Massage can help lessen muscle pain, induce relaxation and ease the trauma often associated with the whiplash. Youll be back to your old self in no time!
Heidi R. Arnoldussen is the owner of Health Matters Muscular Therapy Clinic, LLC, located at 821 E. First Ave., Suite #4, Appleton, Wis. 54911. She is a nationally certified massage therapist of 16 years and specializes in automobile accident rehab and workers compensation injuries. She can be reached at 920.954.2068 or www.healthmattersfoxvalley.com.

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Reading and the truth behind reading difficulties


By Dr. Jody Jedlicka

More common than youd think

For many children, even very bright ones, learning to read does not come easily. Difficulty learning to read is called dyslexia, a Greek word that conjures mystery but really means poor reading. It affects one in five children and is estimated to account for 80% of all learning disabilities. Less than 1/3 receive special school services, while the remainder fall through the cracks, not bad enough to qualify for special help. In class, reading equals academic success. In society its synonymous with intelligence. Children who struggle to read, despite intelligence in other areas, may never reach their true potential.

The cause dictates the cure

Reading problems are identifiable and treatable. The brain is incredibly responsive to targeted intervention. The brains of poor readers can be trained or rewired to respond like those of their easy-reading peers. But theres no time to waste. Waiting to see if things will improve on their own will put children further behind, allow them to experience more failure and damage self-esteem. But its never too late! Even the gap between older children and their peers can be closed. Without intervention, the child who struggles with reading early on will struggle into adulthood. Parents need to be aware of the warning signs of a risk for reading problems.

Spell common sight words. Retell stories in sequence and make predictions. Read aloud with some fluency and comprehension. By the end of second grade, they should be able to: Recall facts and details. Use phonics to sound out words, including multisyllable words. Spell correctly previously studied and commonly seen words. Warning signs to watch for in older children: Mispronounces names of people and places. Struggles to retrieve a desired word to express themselves. Hesitates to say or read out loud words that may be mispronounced. Has a history of reading or spelling difficulties. Lack of fluency in reading. Embarrassment or not wanting to read out loud. Spending inordinate amounts of time doing homework. A dislike of reading. Showing a preference for books that have fewer words per page. Persistent spelling difficulties or using easy-to-spell alternative words when writing. Substitution of words when reading.
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Significant warning signs of reading trouble


By Pre-K or Kindergarten, children should be able to: Recognize rhyming and memorize nursery rhymes. Remember names of friends and peers. Have normal language development. Recognize some letter shapes. By the end of first grade, they should recognize: The alphabet corresponds to letter sounds. Be able to apply phonics to reading and spelling.
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Dr. Jody Jedlicka is an audiologist specializing in the diagnosis and treatment of auditory processing disorders, and is the director of LearningRx of the Fox Cities. She received her Doctor of Audiology degree from the Arizona School of Health Sciences and has worked with children in a variety of settings. LearningRx trains the underlying learning and reading skills necessary for easy and efficient learning. Find out more about LearningRx at www.learningrx.com.

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Protection techniques for the sensitive


By Master Jesse

ou can never pop enough pills or drink it away. Maybe you will not feel your brothers or sisters as you tend to your hangover, but your hangover will fade, and as the fog lifts you will still feel the insecurities of your brothers and sisters. But to you it feels the way most days do; you feel somewhat unsure of yourself. Sometimes you feel a bit afraid or a lot afraid; later a little lucky, but too nervous to decide what to do about it. The next day you feel super crabby and by night happy, sharing, optimistic and a life-planner. Heck, who wouldnt want to run for a beer or grab a big chunk of chocolate. Its hard for the sensitive that grows up not understanding why they feel the things they feel. First you must accept that you will always see or feel more than others. Start paying attention. Stop trying to block what you feel. Feel as much as you can. If you practice feeling yourself in meditations, one can learn to feel ones self clearly enough to start feeling more of yourself and less of the others. As one feels less of the others, its amazing as you learn to feel more of yourself. You start learning how to focus the others out by feeling ones self. Its ok. You have the right to have time out. Its not as easy as I make it sound. You will need a time-out from the others and from the disciplines. Too much time away from the meditations and the fog of the
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If you practice feeling yourself in meditations, one can learn to feel ones self clearly enough to start feeling more of yourself and less of the others.
others will return, so you will find meditations to be the best tool you can access. Its free and no hangover. One thing that everyone can do to reduce the foreign feelings is to stop letting people get in your personal space. If you are in the habit of standing in the space of another, stop. One does not have to be psychic to feel someone standing in their space. If you are psychic and you allow unwelcome people in your space, you will download their stuff. A good way to minimize the contamination is not to permit someone to stand directly in front of you. When they do so they align their chakras with your chakras and the contamination begins. All you have to do is shift your body to a 45 degree angle so as not to connect your chakras with theirs. If they shift to get back in your space, shift your body 45 degrees from theirs, but keep your head looking straight at them. If they shift to realign themselves be frank and ask them not to stand in your space. This technique is something we can all do starting today, and you will feel the effects of it the first day. These two techniques are the fundamentals of personal stability. With dedication, faith, work and time, one may learn to navigate the senses and be at peace with ones self and others.
Master Jesse, Zenith Master, is from Mystical Earth Gallery, located at 112b E. College Ave., downtown Appleton. For more information, please call 920.993.1122 or visit www.mysticalearthgallery.com.
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10 tips for drinking more water


By Alyssa Burnham, BA

s simple as it may seem, water is one of the most important contributing factors to a healthy body and lifestyle. A healthy body water balance is vital for nearly every one of our body systems. Adequate hydration is also important when it comes to weight loss. Water acts as a natural appetite suppressant and helps the body metabolize stored fat. Staying hydrated is also important for maintaining proper muscle tone, preventing sagging skin and ridding the body of toxic waste. Our bodies also need lots of water to ensure a properly functioning GI tract and prevent constipation. While individual needs vary, drinking half your body weight in ounces a day can help you achieve your health goals. Here are 10 easy tips to keep you happy and hydrated throughout the day! 1. Always filter your water. You want to remove any potential contaminants such as lead, chlorine or fluoride. Not to mention filtered water often tastes and smells better. 2. Drink a glass of water as soon as you wake up in the morning. Make a habit of doing this every morning, and it will eventually become second nature. 3. Flavor it! Add lemon, lime, berries or even cucumber. You can also add 100% pure essential oils for added flavor. Also, have a special water pitcher in your fridge. Whether the pitcher is glass or plastic, make pouring a cup of the flavored water feel like a special treat. 4. Make sure your water is constantly available. Find a water bottle that you like drinking from, and keep it by you at all times. Youll not only drink more throughout the day, but youll also help the environment and save money at the same time. Also, drinking from a straw will cause you to take bigger gulps and drink more. 5. Increase your intake of fruit and veggies. Drinking water isnt the only way to stay hydrated. Keep in mind that fresh fruit and vegetables contain water as well and can contribute to a healthy body water balance. Close to 20% of your daily water intake comes from food. 6. Grab your favorite 100% fruit juice and mix it with half water. The dilution will tone down the sweetness and still satisfy your craving.
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7. When you start to feel hungry, down a glass of water immediately. 8. Set an alarm! Have your phone vibrate every 45-60 minutes to 9. Create a daily schedule. Challenge yourself to drink a whole

Our bodies often confuse thirst and hunger. remind you to keep drinking.

water bottle before lunch, before dinner and with every meal. Or, whenever you pass the water cooler grab a cup, and bring it back to your desk. Staying hydrated will keep you feeling fuller longer and help you maintain your concentration. 10. Replace your typical drinks throughout the day with a glass of water. Tea, coffee and alcohol act as diuretics and cause the body to lose water. Not to mention the added calories from sugar or creamer. If youre craving something warm, try hot water with a little lemon, cocoa powder or honey. Especially as we move into the dry winter season, it becomes even more important to stay hydrated. So, do yourself a favor and grab a glass of water!
Alyssa Burnham is a wellness coach and certified Firstline Therapy lifestyle educator at Wise Woman Wellness, a holistic wellness and hormone center located at 1480 Swan Road in De Pere. She is an expert at helping clients improve their overall health and reduce the risk of disease. Call 920.339.5252 to schedule a personal wellness appointment to achieve optimal health today! For more information, visit www. wisewomanwellness.com.
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Take a stand against loneliness


By Kate McCarthy

oneliness and feelings of isolation occasionally affect people of all ages, but among the elderly feeling alone can be devastating and destructive. According to recent studies done by the University of Michigan, over 70 percent of the elderly in the U.S. suffer from feeling isolated and lonely. These negative emotions can be experienced throughout the year, but may be more prominent during the winter months. The holiday season often triggers depression among the elderly when the memories of a lost loved one or being distant from

family feels more pronounced. The cold weather and the darkness associated with winter also plays a role in isolating elders from family and friends, making it more difficult to connect and be socially active. It is often through the winter months that loneliness spirals into depression. It is true that people of all ages can struggle with loneliness and may occasionally have to battle against depression, but with the elderly, these feelings can actually contribute to failing health and premature mortality. Studies have shown that loneliness

among the elderly increases certain health risks, such as sleep disorders, a weakened immune system, high blood pressure, heart disease and stroke. Doctors recently reported that lonely seniors are more likely to suffer a decline in health or die over a six-year period than those who were content with their social lives. In fact, recent research shows that elderly who are lonely have a 59 percent greater risk of declining in health and ability to function independently than those who feel connected to family, friends and society. There are several theories regarding the relationship between loneliness and a decline in health among the elderly. It is thought that the emotional stress of being isolated releases hormones that have a negative impact on the immune system. Also, feeling lonely and unconnected causes many elders to behave in ways that negatively affect their own health. They tend to not eat proper meals because they are eating alone, and suffer from weight loss and malnutrition. Some neglect to take their medications as there is no one to remind them. Others may concentrate on whatever physical discomforts they experience and use their pain as a reason not to participate in life. Many lonely elders cling to their isolation with excuses of not wanting to bother or be a burden on anyone. Knowing that loneliness can cause a decline in health and premature mortality should be enough to get seniors to actively combat against it. Family and friends can also help motivate those who need to get
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Learn about the Internet and all the opportunities to keep connected through social media and chat groups.
a gentle nudge to take action. There are many practical ways elders can take a stand against loneliness, help their own health and greatly increase their enjoyment in life.
Get physical There is a proven link between exercise and longevity. Joining an exercise class for the elderly will provide both social and physical benefits. There are many options available for all different levels of ability at the health club, the YMCA or the local senior center. Get social Join a group or club that focuses on an interest you share. The local senior center offers opportunities to participate in groups and activities of all kinds. Check out what is happening at

cognitively and provides an opportunity to meet new people.


Get helpful There are many opportunities for seniors to serve others. Volunteer to visit those who cannot get out, tutor a struggling student, or help out at a shelter. There are many ways to contribute a helping hand, and feeling needed is a wonderful way to combat loneliness. The elderly who take responsibility for their own social lives are generally happier and healthier.
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: www.examiner.com Loneliness among the Elderly on the Rise by Jeannette Daury. Retrieved 11/15/12. www.sfgate.com Loneliness Lethal for Seniors, UCSF study says by Erin Allday. Retrieved 11/15/12.

the public library, or keep an ear open for community events.


Get connected Learn about the Internet and all the opportunities to keep connected through social media and chat groups. Even those who cant get out and about can establish a social connection via the Internet. Get into a routine Too much empty time breeds loneliness. Establishing a set routine gives structure to the day. Get instructed Take a class in an area of interest. Seniors have the time to take up a musical instrument, dabble in a watercolor class or learn a new language. Trying something new benefits the elderly

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Change: Why is it so difficult?


By Judy Rogers, LCSW

hat do you believe about change? All you need is to have more willpower, maybe? Or that not being able to change means you are lazy, stubborn or weak? What are the odds that you could make a change if you were told change or die? Alan Deutschman, author of the book Change or Die: The Three Keys to Change at Work and in Life, talks about studies that predict that when faced with the dilemma of change or die, the odds are against you. They found that only one of ten people can make the necessary changes. Why is change so difficult? And what can we do to improve our odds? Researchers Lisa Laskow Lahey and Robert Kegan from Harvard University studied why change is so difficult for people. They published their findings in their book, Immunity to Change: How to Overcome It and Unlock the Potential in Yourself and Your Organization. Their metaphor of the bodys ability to ward off disease and invasion fits their claim that we are routinely overwhelmed by forces within that prevent change. The body has natural built-in change resistors. Whenever we are confronted with something new and unfamiliar, our body perceives it as a threat and creates anxiety. When we are operating on autopilot we are not aware of the buried emotions and beliefs that exist to sabotage change. How can we get around these natural body defenses? We know what does not work: We are not motivated by facts and information. Our emotions are much stronger motivators and they

Sometimes in order to make the changes we wish we need to change a frame of reference to allow for new ways of thinking.
are often hidden from our awareness. We also know that the body will allow itself to be deprived for a very short time. And we know fear tactics dont work as they create more anxiety, which kicks in the bodys natural defenses. In his book, Deutschman states that there are three ways we can overcome the bodys defenses and create the change we wish RELATE, REPEAT and REFRAME. First is relate. When we have an emotional relationship with a group that motivates and sustains hope, there is a reduction in anxiety. An emotional relationship with a leader like a therapist or coach who is very positive and believes in our success also helps to create and sustain change.

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The second key to change is repeat. Anxiety is an overwhelming force that blocks our best efforts to move out of our comfort zone. Deutschman recommends starting out with small steps rather than jumping right into a big change. This creates less anxiety and resistance. We also know that when we repeat a new behavior pattern it often becomes comfortable and the new comfort zone. The third key is reframe. We all have frames of reference through which we view the world and process information. When we are presented with facts, in order to make sense of them they have to fit in our frame of reference. Facts that do not fit are not heard or accepted and we may even label them as crazy or out there. Sometimes in order to make the changes we wish we need to change a frame of reference to allow for new ways of thinking. So in order to incorporate these three key elements for change, I have developed mindfulness groups. Mindfulness is a powerful awareness tool and antidote for anxiety. Through the use of mindfulness, and by being a part of a very supportive and positive group setting, people are able to make the changes they wish. Check out one of our mindfulness groups by visiting www.MindfulnessCenterForWellbeing.com, and see for yourself that this is the year you can change and keep your New Years resolutions!
Judy Rogers, LCSW, is the owner of Mindfulness Center for Wellbeing, a private practice specializing in integrative psychotherapy, including mind-body medicine. They offer individual, couple, family and group counseling. By integrating evidence-based therapy practices from Eastern medicine, they are able to enhance the best of Western medicine. For more information, visit www.mindfulnesscenterforwellbeing.com or call 920.722.7245.

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some support! Research by the University of Scranton published in the Journal of Clinical Psychology revealed that only 64% of resolution-makers stick with it past one month, that drops to 46% over six months and it continues to dwindle thereafter. The main reasons for failure involve unrealistic expectations, discouragement and lack of support. Thats especially true if your New Years resolution involves weight loss, improved performance or better health in general. The world of nutrition and supplementation can be so confusing and overwhelming; especially at this time of year when the pressure is on! You need a trained professional who cares and wants help you get started and then stay on track with your goal.

The consultants at Complete Nutrition of Green Bay really listen as you explain your goals, identify your symptoms and share your diet and exercise habits. With that information they are able to customize a unique plan for you. Their focus is on four main ideals: hydration, supplementation, balanced diet and exercise. You will need to make a personal commitment to these ideals in order to get the best results from your plan. In addition, since Nate and Nick are trainers, you are given solid advice on the most effective fitness program for you to reach goals.

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Complete Nutrition of Green Bay is a unique health and nutrition store with dedicated employees who truly want to help you and see you succeed in the areas of weight loss, sports nutrition and general health. Store managers, Nate Retzlaff and Nick Karcz, both certified personal trainers, have created a positive, supportive environment that highly emphasizes a consultative approach. They hire individuals who have backgrounds in health and fitness fields, the ability to listen, and effectively educate and relate to customers.

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Working at Complete Nutrition gives me a chance to help people daily. I pride myself on listening to each persons concerns and I enjoy being adaptive to each personality as well as creative with the products I recommend. The world of health and nutrition can be frustrating for people because they dont know what to believe. It is important for people to know that what works for one person might not work for another; and that is why we welcome customers to collaborate with us to find the correct supplemental program.

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Complete Nutrition has allowed me to help so many different people with a variety of goals, including feeling younger, getting in better shape, adding some muscle or just improving health in general. It is incredibly rewarding to talk to clients Ive helped and hear how their lives have changed for the better, and how they now encourage others to take the step in the right direction to better their own lives!

Nate and Nick are outstanding young men who will help you with whatever you are looking for! They also have complete knowledge of their products and how they affect your body. They recommend what you need to meet your goals; theyre not there just to sell you products. Also, theyve been very helpful with helping me understand food and nutrition, which will help my wrestlers. Ive been coaching for 25 years and Ive learned more in the last six months from these guys than I have in ALL my other years combined. They put it in everyday terms and examples instead of giving you a chemistry lesson. Ive lost over 60 lbs. with great help from them and I recommend Complete Nutrition to everyone who asks how I did it. Great people, great products! Matt Verbeten

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never thought I would have a craving for a gluten-free meal, but that has changed since eating at Nakashimas and enjoying their new gluten-free options. Gluten isnt something you normally think about unless you need to avoid it because of certain health conditions or diets; however, Nakashima and Katsu-Ya have recognized the importance of having gluten-free options on their menu. And are they ever delicious! During our experience there, our group of six enjoyed many different fresh, housemade selections. We mixed in the glutenfree items so we all could get a taste. We even preferred the gluten-free soy sauce over the typical soy sauce we were used to. As one of my guests said, The actual flavors of the sauce come out versus the typical salt-only taste. Our meal began with an edamame appetizer. This is certainly a must-order! The soybeans were perfectly tender and finished with just the right amount of sea salt. We also enjoyed the house-made vegetable Gyoza (Japanese dumplings), which everyone raved about and I am sure to have a craving for in the near future. Next, we were served the cucumber wrap, which was a refreshing mix of fresh cucumber, smoked salmon, crab, cream cheese and salty fish eggs (to add the perfect amount of texture to change it up), finished with a ginger sauce that added the perfect amount of tang. We moved on to a
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few different rolls, including the California Sunday roll, which was everyones favorite and included just the right amount of tuna tartar on top. I very much enjoyed the Veggie Curry roll. Typically, as a vegetarian going out for sushi, I have the option of the AAC roll and, well, thats about it. That is not the case at Nakashima and Katsu-Ya of Japan! The curry sauce was the perfect compliment to the asparagus, avocado, cilantro and cream cheese. I also enjoyed my personal favorite, the Crunchy Vegetable roll, which features crunchy sweet potato tempura. Meanwhile, the meat eaters were raving about the Beef Sashimi: You can taste the grilled flavor as the meat literally melts in your mouth, one of them shared. It can be a bit intimidating to pick up a notwell-done piece of beef; however, there were no worries at our table. Everything at Nakashima and Katsu-Ya of Japan is of impeccable quality and taste. The spicy spinach tuna dish was another diners favorite, featuring lightly seared tuna that allowed you to taste the natural grilled flavor and spicy spinach that sang and danced across the tongue well after each bite has been thoroughly enjoyed. It was a great treat, which certainly must be created from a secret recipe. We finished off the meal with a few more rolls, including the non-typical kiwi roll that combined eel, cucumber, avocado, tempura crunch and a tangy sweet kiwi and eel sauce topping. The marriage of kiwi and eel unexpectedly balanced each other out in every bite, as the sweetness of the roll drifted in and finished each bite on a high note. The Nakashima Roll combined three amazing cuts of tuna, salmon and yellowtail along with spinach, cream cheese, cucumber, fish egg, cilantro and jalapeno, finished with spicy sauce for just the right amount of heat, and surrounded with sesame seeds. When combined, this long list of phenomenal

ingredients melted in the mouth and each flavor made a very welcome appearance on the taste buds at exactly the right time, making this a must-have on our next visit. Finally, their green tea ice cream was the perfect pallet cleanser! From the carnivores to the one herbivore at our table, everyone left with a full stomach, feeling satisfied and looking forward to going back. I always look forward to dining at Nakashima and Katsu-Ya of Japan. There is something for everyone and you definitely sense the heart and soul that goes into their menu and their fine Japanese cuisine. Not only does everything taste fresh and delicious, but the presentation also equates to a work of art, with perfectly placed colors and beauty. Thank you for a wonderful dining experience, Nakashima of Japan!

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he holiday season is full of celebration. Its a time when families and friends come together, but not without some unintended consequences. Traveling long distances or welcoming others into our homes requires both preparation and patience. Our patterns of sleep, diet and exercise are likely to fluctuate when we attend and host holiday events. While it is wonderful to see everyone, family and friends bring patterns of communication that can often cause unintended stress. Ultimately, the holidays might leave us feeling out of balance both physically and mentally. According to Lee Gerdes, founder of Brainstate Technologies and inventor of Brainwave Optimization, lifes emotional and physical traumas build up, resulting in brainwave malfunction; essentially, the brainwaves become imbalanced and out of synchronization. Gerdes should know. Eighteen years ago, he survived a vicious assault by four youths with a baseball bat. He endured nine years of symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder: depression, irritability, sleeplessness, fatigue and anger. It was his drive to enjoy life again that led him to discover that he could combine his knowledge of computer technology and neuroscience with the healing powers of the brain to create Brainwave Optimization. Brainwave Optimization offers a safe, non-invasive, simple and affordable way to stay brain-healthy throughout the holidays and beyond. This high-tech approach to wellness empowers individuals to take charge of their lives by optimizing their brain state. It uses the power of a persons own healthy brainwaves to re-synchronize brainwaves, which in turn, returns a person to well-being.
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magine waking up in the morning feeling great! You bounce out of bed with the kind of energy that will take you from morning to evening. You have the confidence to finally get to all those things you have been putting off. You are gaining control of your health and your life! Isnt this what everybody wants? Good health, full function and absence of disease well into old age? Of course we do! Here is a scenario that might sound more familiar to you or someone you know. You go for your annual physical and blood tests. The results come back and your doctor tells you to start various prescription drugs because your results were not in healthy range (i.e., cholesterol, triglycerides, LDL, HDL, glucose, blood pressure, etc.) This happens more and more each day, and this prescription drug may put a Band-Aid on the problem, but doctor, What exactly got me unhealthy in the first place? This is not to say that some drugs dont ever successfully prevent disease. But the fact is that no matter how you look at it, the U.S. (and to a lesser extent, other countries) has a prescription drug problem. Our citizens take twice as many and spend twice as much on drugs than other countries. Yet, the health of Americans is actually worse. That means we are paying money for drugs that are not working for us (and possibly
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causing additional health concerns or adverse side effects in the meantime). So what is your first line of therapy now that you have your results? Surprisingly, obesity and chronic diseases associated with aging hypertension, cardiovascular disease, arthritis, diabetes and osteoporosis are not inevitable outcomes of the aging process. Instead, these diseases are largely preventable simply by making sound lifestyle choices. Lucky for us, there are medically approved wellness programs available as alternatives to prescription drugs. Your first line of therapy should be to fix what got you ill in the first place: your diet and lifestyle! 96 percent of primary care physicians (PCPs) believe that the U.S. healthcare system should place more emphasis on nutrition in treating chronic disease. So why dont they just follow through on that notion? Well, because there are barriers for PCPs,

such as lack of financial incentives, time, support staff and training to help each individual patient in this manner. Helping patients adopt a therapeutic lifestyle is the first and possibly the most important therapy doctors and other health care providers could use to treat many chronic health problems, as well as the associated obesity epidemic we are experiencing in the U.S. It all comes down to us choosing to be proactive about our health versus reactive, and too-eagerly accepting all the prescriptions that are handed to us each day. Making lifestyle
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changes (proper diet, supplements, activity, stress management, etc.) is a small price to pay compared to how much we tend to pay in just one year for prescription drugs. You definitely do not have to go to medical school to know how to take care of yourself in those areas of your life! Again, rest assured that there are professionals and medically proven programs out there to help you achieve your wellness goals. Remember, it is not just about preventing disease; its also about striving to live your life to the fullest in all areas more energy, less stress, improving your shape, better sleep, more strength, fewer aches and pains, and the list goes on! So, what will be your first line of therapy?
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t happens every time we turn the last page of the calendar and see that new, unfamiliar year printed on that new calendar page called January. You see the excitement of the New Years Eve crowd on TV, remember the good times and the bad of the year gone by, and wonder what the next year will hold. You might even be one of the 45% of Americans who are inspired to make a New Years resolution, but only a lucky (or determined) 8% actually succeed in following their resolutions. So what should you do if you desire true change in your life come the New Year? Dont make a resolution that is do or die, or you might fall off the wagon. Develop a plan! First, make a list of all of your accomplishments in the past year, however large or small. You want to build on that success. Next, make a list of what you would like to see altered, areas in which you can improve in your health, personal or professional life. Then prioritize your top one or two items that you would like to address now. Attempting to change more than one or two things

at a time in your life will most likely prove to be overwhelming; and remember, we want to optimize your success. Then, examine the barriers to changing your habits or behaviors. Actually write them down. For example, if you are always too tired at the end of the day to exercise, this would be a perceived barrier. Once you have written down each barrier, problem-solve the answer to each one with creative thinking, and ask for the assistance of your loved ones if you get stuck. Using our exercise example, if you try to get up early but find you are not a morning person, perhaps you can start work later; then get up at the same time you usually do and exercise then. Or maybe your husband can take your kids to school. Or you can walk or bike with your

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kids to school. Or maybe you can start work just 30 minutes earlier, and then take a morning break, or extend your lunch hour to fit in a workout. You get the idea. After examining your barriers, be honest with yourself, and be proactive in getting help in a particular area if you feel that you will need it. If your goal is to exercise, but you feel that you dont know anything about exercise, consult a friend or professional who can help. Or maybe you suffer from fibromyalgia or chronic pain that makes you hesitant to go it alone. Find a great physical therapist, strength and conditioning coach, and/or personal trainer with experience in helping people through the pain and other issues that may arise when you start an exercise program or that have been

problematic when you have tried to exercise in the past. Finally, develop a plan based on your priorities, which will also be effective in avoiding barriers. Your plan will start with two measurable goals with a specific deadline for achievement for your one or two priorities. For example, if my priority is to exercise, my short-term goal might be to accumulate 800 minutes of exercise a month by February 15th, while my long-term goal might be to lose one pants size by March 31st. Then complete your plan by scheduling time in your appointment book/calendar at a specific time to address your goals every day in some way. With this strategy and a great support team around you, you just may find success this year as you commit to your unresolution. Once you reach your goals, dont wait until next year to make new ones. Keep upping the ante, or address another priority that was further down your list. Who says change can only happen on New Years Day? Start the change today!
Dr. Jill Murphy, DPT, LAT, CSCS, is a physical therapist, licensed athletic trainer, and certified strength and conditioning specialist with over a decade of experience in treating back pain, neck pain, headaches, TMJ dysfunction, fibromyalgia and chronic pain with a hands-on, manual therapy approach balanced with functional exercise. Jill also specializes in treating orthopedic and sports injuries, post-operative joints and sports performance training on a one-on-one basis. She is the owner of MotionWorks Physical Therapy, a boutique physical therapy practice located in Neenah, specializing in personalized care with the same physical therapist every visit. A patient is treated as a whole person, with a thorough evaluation of their movement pattern to address the source of pain, not simply treating just the injury. For more information or to schedule an appointment, please call 920.215.2050 or visit www.motionworkspt.com. All insurance plans accepted.

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Clark Pilates Studio in downtown Neenah is a full-service Pilates studio that offers all the classic equipment, mat classes and both private and semi-private sessions. You can even create your own class options with four or more people. In order to discover what fits you best, CClark Pilates Studio offers a beginner package (a one-hour private session and two mat classes) for $30 to give you a chance to explore your options. Pilates is for both men and women looking to learn how to move their bodies with true awareness and strength. It is an integrative, systematic approach to strengthening and stretching your body for better balance, posture and an overall feeling of well-being. Good posture yields more energy because it means you are not fighting gravity. Poor posture, on the other hand, results in a vicious cycle of deteriorating health due to unnecessary stress on joints and organs. If you think about it, good posture affects how others look at you and how you perceive yourself. What distinguishes the Pilates method from the rest of the world of fitness are six

fundamental principles and the use of the powerhouse or core. The six principles are: control, centering, concentration, precision, flow and breath. Moving with control from your center with concentration and precision while using proper breathing to create a natural flow from one exercise to the next is Pilates in action. While other exercise methods like yoga, the martial arts and dance follow these principles and crosscurrents, only at the heart of every movement in Pilates will you find all six principles working in harmony. With Pilates you will look and feel younger, stronger, more resilient and powerful in every aspect of your life. Cathy Clarks training began 11 years ago in Milwaukee and then continued in Chicago, New York City, Salt Lake City and Austin TX. She is trained in the classical style of Pilates through Power Pilates in New York City (www.powerpilates.com). She has worked in many different venues, from private studios to health clubs to the University of Utahs Pilates training facility, where she was voted top fitness trainer in 2011. Cathy decided to move back to the

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The definition of wellness is being aware of and actively working towards better health. The goal is to strike a balance between the five dimensions of wellness: physical, emotional, social, intellectual and spiritual. When establishing new wellness goals, our focus is often on the physical aspect of wellness, losing weight and inches; but our spirit, mind and body all need to be in balance for us to live a healthy and fulfilled life. Maintaining a strong spiritual connection is important to leading a whole and well life. Evidence indicates that the spiritual dimension of wellness becomes even more important in our lives as we grow older. Spirituality includes things like kindness, caring, connectedness, love and the general belief that everything is going to work out no matter what the circumstances. The start of the New Year can be a great time to focus on your

spiritual wellness. Along with thoughts of New Years resolutions for your physical wellness, take the time to think about and connect with whats most meaningful to you. Nurture your spirit through rest, quiet reflection, prayer, meditation or whatever fulfills you spiritually. Treating yourself with kindness and compassion will not only allow you to be at your best so you can be present and engaged in your daily activities, but it will also make the rest of your life, the best of your life!
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In addition to our extensive manual physical therapy skills, our OST physical therapists are also licensed and certified in nationally recognized return-to-work (RTW)/workers compensation programs. WorkPlace Solutions, through OST physical therapists, is licensed to offer on-site evaluations, functional job descriptions, functional capacity evaluations, work strengthening and other customized programs to suit the needs of any industry. Suzanne Laurent, division manager for WorkPlace Solutions, sees a rising number of employers looking for preventative care instead of waiting until injuries take place. Many repetitious jobs can cause overuse injuries, which can be detrimental for the employee physically. There are many ways for employers to keep their workforces safe and healthy. From its inception, OST has grown to 15

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t has been long held that in order to lose weight, you must create a calorie deficit. If you cut back 500 calories a day, you should lose about 1 lb. per week. If you exercise to burn off 500 calories a day, you should lose approximately 1 lb. per week. Do both, and you could lose 2 lbs. per week. This is the basic premise behind the calories in, calories out mantra. The problem with this way of thinking is that its based on the assumption that all calories are burned with 100% efficiency, and that the body does not waste energy (calories) no matter what the source. We consume three types of calories (macronutrients) that can be burned for energy: carbohydrates, proteins and fats. As most know, you can add your carbohydrates, proteins and fats consumed per day to get your total calorie intake for that day. Portion control can be quite time consuming and dictates unrealistic rules that set most people up for failure. In addition, when most people start counting their calories and following a low-calorie diet, it slows their metabolism and their protein intake drops too low, which increases their susceptibility to infections, joint, bone and muscle disorders. In order to have successful weight loss, you must understand what your food is made of and how its used by the body. Protein can come from plant-based sources like beans, seeds, nut, sprouts and quinoa, or it can come from animal-based sources like fish, eggs, chicken, turkey and red meat. Carbohydrates are found in breads, potatoes, pasta, rice, fruits and veggies. Fat comes from your cooking oils, such as olive oil, canola oil, butter and coconut oil/butter, but also comes from avocados, nuts, seeds and meats. Carbohydrates are good for nothing but burning. Its like gasoline you can either burn it now or you will store it in your tank to burn later. With carbohydrates, it is a fact that if you consume more than your body can use, your body stores them for later (which contributes to weight gain). When carbohydrates are stored in
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your liver and muscles, it is called glycogen. When the liver and muscle cells cannot store anymore glycogen, it is turned into fat. When your body needs a quick boost of energy, it converts glycogen into energy. When it needs a prolonged burst of energy, it converts fat to energy. Protein and fat, however, have many uses in the body in addition to generating energy. Protein is used to build muscle cells, to create and repair cell membranes in all cells, and to create enzymes that make it possible for all your body functions to occur. Fat transports certain nutrients that are not soluble in water, acts as a precursor to a number of hormones, insulates nerve cells to ensure that electrical charges are carried properly, and, like protein, is used to create and repair cell membranes. Furthermore, fat and protein can both be broken down and recombined into whatever form the body needs. So you might consume muscle protein from a cow and the body might break it down and rearrange it to make a digestive enzyme, or incorporate it into the membrane of abrain cell or use it to make hemoglobin. Protein and fat are like wood you can certainly burn it for energy, but you can also use it to build a house, or grind it up and make paper out of it. When fats are burned, they produce ketones. Ketones are fat molecules that are incompletely burned. These ketones can be burned for further energy by certain organs or can be excreted through the urine, breath and sweat. In fact, the heart and brain, in particular, will suck up ketones to use as fuel whenever they are present. But if more ketones are produced than can be used by the body, which is usually when fat is the primary source of calories,
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Limit all breads, pastas and rice (even the healthier versions) but do consume lots of whole fruits and vegetables.
then the body excretes them. There is no storage mechanism for excess ketones. Its like burning wood and tossing out most of the charcoalbecause theres no place to keep it a waste of energy. If you are overweight, wasting energy is exactly what you want to do.

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We observe that people who consume fewer calories have an adverse result of a slower metabolism, thus burning fewer calories. The theory behind this is the body has a survival mechanism that is trying to conserve energy and, therefore, prolonging the chances of survival during famine. On the contrary, we also observe that people who consume more calories actually burn more calories (increase their metabolism), but only on low-carbohydrate diets. Remember, carbohydrates are either burned for energy or stored. The body wont waste carbohydrates! We realize that portion control is an issue for many people. If you feel portion control may be whats holding back your weight loss, we suggest you do control your carbohydrate intake. Most importantly, cut out the carbohydrates that provide little nutritional value such as white sugar, white flours, donuts, chips, pop, fruit juice and products with high fructose corn syrup. Limit all breads, pastas and rice (even the healthier versions) but do consume lots of whole fruits and vegetables. Cut out your highly saturated fatty meats, such as bacon, sausage and other cured meats. We would be remiss, if we did not include exercise in the weightloss equation. What are you made of? Weight scales determine only the total body mass. They do not tell you whether that mass is fat, muscle or water. Body composition is more important than your total weight in determining fitness and health. Lose weight in a healthy way by making the necessary lifestyle changes in order to have long-term success with weight loss. Set up a consultation with one of our professionals to take the guesswork out of your individual health needs.
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he start of a new year is a time of remembrance of the year past and resolution for a fresh start in our lives. It can be both productive and rewarding, but also challenging and stressful, as you strive to meet your New Years resolutions. Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) can help you to achieve your goals and live a happier and healthier new year.

This is often due to a lack of endorphins. Acupuncture can help to balance out the cravings by helping the body release endorphins, which also reduce stress hormones in the body. Acupuncture also supports the body in the digestion of food, absorption of nutrients and regular elimination.

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Each year, millions of Americans make this their resolution, but only about half of them succeed. Acupuncture and TCM can provide a safe, natural, drug-free and effective way to quit smoking. Some of the stumbling blocks to becoming smoke-free are the stress, anxiety and depression associated with quitting. Acupuncture treatments help to calm and relax the mind, reduce anxiety

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Stress is often the cause of illness and declining health. Medical studies have shown that with increased and consistent stress our white blood cells, which defend the body against viruses, decrease, resulting in lower immune resistance, which leads to illness. Acupuncture and TCM are beneficial in the treatment of stress and anxiety, and can lower blood pressure. In addition to acupuncture, TCM offers a range of tools, such as nutrition, exercise, meditation and herbal support, to promote a balanced and

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By James Carnes

evelopments in cognitive science over the past thirty years have advanced our understanding of human consciousness. Contributions from many disciplines such as neuroscience, cognitive psychology, philosophy of mind, sociology, computer science and others are providing a coherent picture of the structures and processes of the mind and brain. The emerging picture is that of a much more dynamic aspect of ourselves than we ever thought possible. A person is no longer considered to be a passive observer, a bystander whose actions and experiences are determined exclusively by our genetic makeup and our early experiences and social interactions. Instead, all of us are active contributors to every aspect of our lives; to the development of our minds, brains, experiences and overall well-being. We have the ability to create, to develop, to change and to grow many more aspects of ourselves then we ever thought possible. We can even change the very structures of our brains. Reports of new discoveries in cognitive science and neuroscience are constantly in the news. There are special programs and

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articles that talk about brain mapping and fMRI studies. There are technical discussions about neuroplasticity and complex analyses neuro-pathways. There are, however, comparatively few informed discussions by researchers and scientists about what all this means to us as we try to live the best lives we can. So to begin, the most important scientific discovery in this whole area is that our experiences, ideas, emotions, thoughts and perceptions can actually change the wiring of the brain. This is part of what is called neuroplasticity. This discovery is revolutionary. Among neuroscientists, psychologists, brain surgeons and other scientists the most accepted theory for many decades was that the structure of our brains was fixed at an early age. And this meant that our ability to overcome problems caused by the brains early organization was limited. It was thought that for significant change, it would take some outside intervention, perhaps a physical event, illness, injury, drugs, surgery or extensive psychotherapy. But now we have conclusive scientific evidence that our brains are dynamic and continue to change and develop new networks and pathways throughout our lives. There are several important implications of this discovery. The first is, of course, that we get to have confidence that our pursuit of greater and greater self-improvement throughout our whole lives can be successful. This is wonderful confirmation for those of us who strive for continual growth and well-being. More importantly the discovery that we can change the networks, the wiring of our brains through our thoughts, perceptions, ideas, emotions, etc. means that our mental activity has a direct and powerful impact on our physical selves as well as on our mental lives. This is uncontestable confirmation that our minds can and do impact our physical
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Lets talk clay


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he usage of clay dates back to ancient Egypt, Greece and Rome to treat a variety of skin problems and digestive disorders. Below are a few of the most commonly used and known clays.
Kaolin clay or white clay is one of the most common minerals. It is formed from the chemical weathering of rocks in hot, moist climates. It is mined in the United States, Brazil, Bulgaria, France, China and Germany, just to name a few. It is known for eliminating harmful microbes and toxins, while it renews cells and strengthens the immune system. Kaolin clay is suitable for all skin types and is commonly used in many scrubs, shampoos, baths and toothpaste. This clay can be used on a daily basis to help regenerate cells in the skin, and leave skin looking and feeling smooth and free of breakouts. Bentonite clay is a greyish cream color and can be used internally and externally. The largest and most active deposits come from Wyoming and Montana. It is known as the swelling clay because it will swell and become inert when mixed with water. Drinking the mixture helps detoxify the body. As it passes through the body it attracts toxins, which are expelled along with the clay. Over time, the toxins that build up in your body can cause digestive problems, headaches and allergies. Bentonite clay is a natural way to detox the body
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and is widely used for this reason. Because the clay becomes inert when it comes in contact with water, it will not affect the natural chemical function in the body. Using Bentonite clay externally is equally beneficial and is known to fight troublesome acne. Mix the clay with water and apply to the skin. You may notice the acne will get worse before getting better. Do not worry if that happens. The clay is doing its job by pulling out the toxins. iron, phosphorus, sodium, potassium, copper, zinc, selenium, cobalt, manganese, phosphorous, silicon, decomposed plant matter, algae, kelp and plant-based phyto nutrients. These ingredients help tone, stimulate and repair damaged skin when applied.

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Are these 8 chemicals found in your body care products?


By Kari Uselman, PhD

aution! You may want to check for the following ingredients in your body care products today! They are on the Most Wanted list to be removed from skin and body care products. If your goal is to have healthy, vibrant skin and hair, you certainly want to avoid these. Dont be fooled by labels that are branded natural, as many still contain the Most Wanted eight. Remember, your skin is your largest organ and absorbs everything you put on it. 1. First on the list is Propylene Glycol. This cheap synthetic petrochemical is used as an emulsifying base in many creams and lotions to make the skin soft. It is also used in deodorants and may peel the skin off sensitive armpit skin. Ultimately, it ages the skin faster, is a skin irritant and can potentially cause allergic reactions and stress to the kidneys and liver as it is absorbed through the skin. 2. Next on the list is the primary sudsing agent in many shampoos and soaps: Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS). This harsh, caustic detergent sudses well and is inexpensive. You will find it in shampoos, soaps and facial cleansers as well as engine degreasers and garage floor cleaners. Research shows that SLSs have a degenerative effect on cell membranes. SLSs also denature protein in skin, hair and eyes, leading to aged skin, brittle hair and, potentially, cataracts. This chemical is also linked to corrosion of hair follicles, which can contribute to hair loss. Absorption of SLSs through the skin can concentrate in your organs. In addition, SLS is a mutagen, which means that it is capable of changing the information in the genetic material of your cells. 3. Then we have scents. Fragrance is a primary ingredient in many body care products. Fragrances are synthetic and made in a test tube from any of over 200+ synthetic ingredients. Ever wonder why you sneeze or get a headache when you walk by someone who smells? This is why! Fragrance chemicals bio-accumulate in our organs and may correlate to many symptoms, including sneezing, headaches, lung problems, dizziness, memory
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impairment, rashes and even vomiting. They are cheap toxic imitations of what we can find in nature. Check your products and be aware of how you feel and react to smells. 4. Another on the list is Mineral Oil. Mineral oil comes from petroleum. This ingredient clogs and enlarges skins pores, leads to poor saggy skin, decreases the ability of the skin cells to exchange nutrients and may cause skin irritations. 5. If you have allergies, here is another on the Most Wanted list youll be interested in: Parabens (Poly, Methyl, Butyl or Ethyl). Parabens are cheap preservatives used to inhibit microbial growth in body care products and are highly toxic. 6. Imidazolidinyl and Diazolidinyl Urea are two preservative ingredients used after parabens. They release toxic formaldehyde and are an established cause of contact dermatitis (American Academy of Dermatology). 7. Then there is the color of your products, which is most likely synthetic too. Synthetic Colors are used in shampoos, hair dyes, skin creams and body lotions to achieve a wow appeal. Color is noted on a label as FD&C or D&C followed by a number and color, and can cause allergies along with skin and nerve problems. 8. The last Most Wanted ingredient on the list is Triethonolamine (TEA) not the kind you drink! TEA is often used as a product base and to adjust pH. TEAs can be toxic if absorbed in the body
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aybe youll make New Years resolutions this year, and maybe you wont. Maybe youll make them, but wont write them down on paper to avoid actually being accountable for them. Whatever your feelings are about resolutions, chances are youll at least set some intentions for yourself for the coming year. Youve likely heard about setting SMART goals Specific, Measureable, Attainable, Realistic and Timely. This is the goal setting process, but what about the actual goal itself? How do you determine what your goal even is? Ask yourself:

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beneficial for the prostate, thyroid and other glands. Another excellent use for saw palmetto is to build up strength and body tissues. It can be used by body builders or those with general debility or wasting diseases. Saw palmetto has also been known to increase breast size in women. Saw palmetto is one of the widely used phyto-therapeutic agents for (enlarged prostate) benign prostatic hyperplasia. Saw palmetto reduces prostate size by inhibiting the enzyme testosterone5-alpha-reductase from transforming healthy testosterone hormones into unhealthy DHT. An older study published in Current Therapeutic Research found that after 90 days of supplementation (with a 95% fatty acid standardized preparation of 160 mg twice daily) there was a 88% success rate of patient symptoms with BPH (benign prostatic hyperplasia). Some recent studies at greenmedinfo. com show saw palmettos abilities to inhibit the growth of certain cancer cells. Other studies show that the concentrated extract of saw palmetto is just as effective, and without side effects, as drugs used for BPH.

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any residents ask, Why cant we recycle more materials, such as milk and juice cartons or #3-#7 plastics? It is encouraging to hear from so many residents that they want to recycle more and landfill less. Outagamie County follows the same enthusiasm to recycle as much as possible in order to extend the life of our landfill, but adding materials to the recycling stream must be a well-thought-out plan. Once materials are added to the recycling

stream, it is nearly impossible to eliminate them in the future. If the decision is made to indeed add a certain material to the recycling stream, we have to assume we would continue to receive this material regardless if the market value for this material changes. We have the ability to do slight modifications to the recycling facility if we can justify that adding a new material to our current recycling stream is beneficial in the long term. The following issues are what the staff at the recycling facility considers when adding a new material to the recycling stream: How will adding the material affect the recycling facilitys operation and performance? What are the costs and revenues associated with collecting, sorting, processing and selling the particular material? Are there various long-term, consistent and reliable sales markets for the new material?

Currently we are evaluating the addition of cartons and #3-#7 plastics to the recycling stream. In order to collect additional materials, we will have to either invest in specialized machinery to sort this material, which is a costly capital investment, or hire additional employee(s) to hand sort the material. Although cost is not the only consideration for removing an item from the trash stream, to continue to grow and strengthen the recycling program, cost needs to be a consideration. After our evaluation of potentially adding cartons and #3-#7 plastics to the recycling stream, we will determine if it is beneficial to do so. Our hope is that we can provide what the residents have been asking for: Recycle More and Landfill Less!
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I cant be hypnotized; I have too much willpower!


By Phyllis Kasper, PhD

t might surprise you to learn that being hypnotized has nothing to do with willpower. All hypnosis is really self-hypnosis and is about the power of imagination. Hypnosis does not involve a contest of wills or an exotic ability only a few people possess. Self-hypnosis is a skill that most people are able to learn. Trance is a state of relaxed awareness that we all experience; for example, when we drift between sleeping and waking, concentrate on a book or daydream. The creative, intuitive mind takes over from the analytical mind. This mind works with metaphors, images and stories rather than our usual logic. The hypnotists words trigger a creative, problem-solving process. New awareness, insights and connections between the head and the heart can occur. The basis of this receptive state is trust in the natural, instinctive ability of your mind to enhance your health and well-being. Your own personality and abilities create the experience. Some people see inner movies or drifting colors; others see the inside of their eyelids. Some can speak clearly in trance; others signal with finger movements to communicate with the hypnotist. Some feel light, as if floating; others feel warm and heavy. Mastering the basics of self-hypnosis takes one to five sessions with the therapist, plus frequent practice on your own or with the use of CDs or audiocassettes. Trance produces deep relaxation that releases muscle tension, and refreshes both mind and body. It provides rest from the fatigue of bracing against daily stress and allows you to restore your energy. There are two general styles of hypnotherapy, the directive method and Ericksonian or nondirective method. The directive method is the one you might see advertised for help losing weight
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or quitting smoking, and it tends to be a one-size-fits-all approach done in groups. This probably works well for about a third of the group. These are the people who are determined and ready to change. They are motivated to follow the hypnotists instructions during the session and do assignments after the session. Eriksonian hypnosis (my favorite kind) stimulates the imagination to use the mind/body connection to achieve change. For example, I got rid of a 20-year-old wart on the sole of one foot by picturing an ordinary yellow pencil with the eraser erasing the wart. The Ericksonian approach brings to light underlying issues that make change difficult. For example, I suggested to a patient that she picture herself going to the funeral of her dear friend, Mister Cigarette. When I told her to look at him in the coffin and say goodbye, she popped out of trance. She couldnt do that
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Clearly she was selfmedicating loneliness and low self-esteem by smoking. Dealing with these underlying issues often allows people to change habits on their own.
because he was her ONLY friend. Every weekday morning, she made breakfast for her husband and three kids. While they ate, she made them all lunch. Then they went out the door without one word to her, not even a good morning. When they were gone, she would sit down and have a cup of coffee with her dear friend, Mister Cigarette. Clearly she was self-medicating loneliness and low self-esteem by smoking. Dealing with these underlying issues often allows people to change habits on their own. Psychologist Olafur Palsson developed a 7-session hypnosis program for alleviating irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) symptoms, which I am authorized to use (http://www.ibshypnosis.com/). It uses imagery (mind) to retrain the digestive system (body) to function smoothly and efficiently. Anger and anxiety are often underlying issues for IBS. Self-hypnotism is a wonderful tool, but I recommend evaluation by a psychologist familiar with hypnosis first to develop skills and formulate a strategic self-help plan. A great classic book on the subject is Self-Hypnotism: The Technique and Its Use in Daily Living by Leslie LeCron (1989). If you are curious, you can learn more from this book. Its about using medical hypnosis to improve your health and life. Its not anything like stage hypnosis, which is about fun and embarrassment.
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New Years resolutions: are they for you?


Alexandria S. Binkowski, MH, ND, MS

he celebration of the New Year is the oldest of all holidays. A New Years resolution is a commitment you make to accomplish a project, fulfill some personal goal or change a habit. The tradition of the New Years (new beginnings) resolution goes all the way back to the ancient Babylonians, who made promises to their gods at the start of each year that they would return borrowed objects and pay their debts. In 153 B.C., Janus, a mythical king of early Rome for whom January was named, was placed at the head of the calendar. With two faces, Janus could look back on past events and forward to the future. Janus became the ancient symbol for resolutions, and many Romans looked for forgiveness from their enemies and also exchanged gifts before the beginning of each year. In the Medieval era, the knights took the peacock vow at the end of the Christmas season each year to re-affirm their commitment to chivalry. During Judaisms New Year, Rosh Hashanah, through the High Holidays and culminating in Yom Kippur (the Day of Atonement), one is to reflect upon ones wrongdoings over the year, and both seek and offer forgiveness. In the Middle Ages, Christians changed New Years Day to December 25, the birth of Jesus. Then they changed it to March 25, a holiday called the Annunciation. In the sixteenth century, Pope Gregory XIII revised the Julian calendar, and the celebration of the New Year was returned to January 1.

88% of those who set New Years resolutions fail, despite the fact that 52% of the studys participants were confident of success at the beginning.
Resolutions have changed throughout the centuries, becoming more self-centered and superficial. Most popular resolutions today involve losing weight, exercising more, eating healthier, going back to school, getting a different job, doing better financially, reducing stress, living more balanced, being happier and kinder, eliminating smoking or drinking, etc. What are the odds that you will be successful achieving your resolutions? A 2007 study by the University of Bristol involving 3,000 people showed that 88% of those who set New Years resolutions fail, despite the fact that 52% of the studys participants were confident of success at the beginning. How can this affect you? Feelings of guilt, anger, depression, anxiety and failure develop, which lower your selfesteem and can create more difficulties for you than before, or make you question why you made the resolution to begin with. The tradition of setting resolutions will never stop, so what can be done to give you a better chance of success? Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any other. Abraham Lincoln
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6. Be realistic in the results. 7. Be prepared for any obstacles that may occur. 8. Learn from past experience. 9. Track your progress by keeping a journal. 10. Have new healthy activities to replace the old 11. Break down large resolutions into smaller ones, 12. Treat yourself to something healthy when each step is achieved. 13. Read motivational books and quotes, such as: Write it on

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your heart that every day is the best day in the year. Ralph Waldo Emerson 14. Most important, have fun and laugh a lot during the process.

What if you dont achieve your goal? Love and accept yourself. Know that you tried your best. Start over, and review your commitment, plan and steps towards success. There is nothing written that the only time you can have or start a resolution is the start of a year. Do not add stress to your life. There may be deeper issues that need to be addressed with a psychotherapist. Be always at war with your vices, at peace with your neighbors, and let each new year find you a better person. Benjamin Franklin
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Goodbye headaches
By Dr. Tyler Skibba, DC, CCEP, and Dr. Brent Buss, DC, CCEP

f you have a headache, you are not alone. Nine out of ten Americans suffer from headaches. Some are occasional, some are frequent, some are dull and throbbing, and some cause debilitating pain and nausea. What do you do when you suffer from a terrible pounding headache? Do you try your best to relax and lie down? Do you pop a pill and hope for the best? There is a better alternative. New research shows that chiropractic spinal manipulation has significantly fewer side effects and longerlasting relief than commonly prescribed medications. A study done at Duke University Evidence-based Practice Center in 2001 found that spinal manipulation resulted in near immediate improvement for tension headaches that originated in the neck. Another study in the Journal of Manipulative Physiological Therapeutics in 1995 found that chiropractic spinal manipulative therapy is an effective treatment for tension headaches and that those who ceased chiropractic treatment after four weeks, experienced a sustained therapeutic benefit in contrast with those patients who received commonly prescribed medication. Ninety-five percent of headaches are primary headaches, such as tension, migraine or cluster headaches. These headaches are not

Chiropractic spinal manipulation improves spinal function and alleviates stress on your body. Your nervous system and associated muscles relax, and the result is fewer headaches.
caused by disease. Instead, the headache itself is the primary concern. A large percentage of primary headaches are associated with muscle tension in the neck. Today, Americans engage in more sedentary activities than they used to, and more hours are spent in one fixed position or posture. The result is an increase in muscle tension, as well as joint and nerve irritation in the neck, upper back and scalp, causing headaches.

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If you spend long periods of time in one certain position, such as at a desk, in front of a computer, on a sewing machine or reading, take a break and stretch every 30-60 minutes. The stretches should take your head through a relaxed, comfortable range of motion. Low-impact, light exercise may help relieve the pain associated with primary headaches. However, if you are prone to dull, throbbing headaches, avoid heavy exercise. Avoid teeth clenching; the upper teeth should never touch the lowers, except when swallowing. This results in stress at the temporomandibular joints (TMJ) the two joints that connect your jaw to your skull leading to TMJ irritation and a form of tension headaches. Drink at least eight 8-ounce glasses of water per day to help avoid dehydration, which can lead to headaches.
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If you dont like the movie, change the DVD!


By Dr. Ann Khanna

ave you ever been watching a movie and a while into it decide you dont like it? Some people will watch it to the end anyway, hoping it will get better. They will adjust the light in the room, change seats or position, get a blanket or pillow, or perhaps a drink or snack anything to help make the viewing more comfortable. Your life is a bit like watching a movie some parts are exciting, others are truly touching; there can be joy, comedy and wonderful adventures. But if your life resembles more of a horror flick, filled with sadness, anxiety, frustration, anger and fear, maybe its time to change the DVD! A lot of people dont realize that we really do create our own reality. It seems that life just keeps handing them challenge after challenge, and problems continue to be added to an already stressfilled existence. While in that space, they forget that they are powerful creators who can take charge of their life and turn it around. Stress is just your bodys way of telling you its time for you to make a change. If you ignore it or try to cover it up, you are really resisting change, which will eventually lead to a downward spiral. It may be helpful to recall these quotes from Albert Einstein: Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. If you always do what youve always done, youll always get what youve always gotten. We cant solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them. We can learn from Norman Cousins, for example. He was diagnosed with an aggressive, incurable, painful disease for which there was no medical treatment and was told he had very little chance of survival. Cousins decided if that was the case, he was going to enjoy every minute he had remaining, so he spent his days reading funny stories, jokes and comics, and watching any humorous show or comedy he could get his hands on. Within a month his disease had disappeared. Sometimes it just takes a wakeup call to remember your true identity, as in the case of Cousins. But you dont have to wait for
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a serious issue to take the actions that can turn your life around. Take a look at your life from a different perspective. A process Byron Katie calls The Work can be very helpful to sort through your belief systems and produce a turnaround. It may also be useful to work with a friend or outsider who is able to look at your situation objectively and help you see where and how you are creating your experiences by resisting change. If your life is not going the way you had hoped and dreamed, perhaps it is time to change the way you are doing things. Rather than watching the same old movie using your usual coping mechanisms, maybe its time to change the DVD and watch how your life transforms into a joyful, magnificent adventure!
Dr. Ann Khanna left traditional medicine in 1993 and since then has studied and practiced holistic methods of achieving health and wellness. She owns Rainbows In Harmony and her passion is to empower others to take control of their lives on all levels physical, mental, emotional and spiritual. She offers private sessions, uses a variety of energetic healing techniques (including Reiki, Matrix Energetics, Qigong, EFT, Theta Healing and others) and teaches classes and workshops. Visit her website at www.RainbowsInHarmony.com or call 920.757.9693.

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Paper, scissors and you


By Sharon Kay Beyer

n the spring of 1998, I enrolled in a New Direction class at Alverno College, and my homework reminded me of a project I did in seventh grade: Our geography teacher, Mrs. Nock, who filled our classroom with artifacts and souvenirs from her world travels, shared with us stacks of National Geographic and various travel magazines, and asked us to engage in scrapbooking an imaginary trip to a foreign country and then write a report about it. My Trip to London was a fun way to learn about Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament. With scissors, paper and glue, I clipped out pictures of the Tower of London and red telephone booths and imagined gazing upon the Crowned Jewels and taking snapshots of Windsor Castle. I not only received an A for my colorful catalogue travel log, but the experience also introduced me to the concept of creative visualization and using the power of imagination to create what you want. I was 36 years old when I was given the new assignment of making a collage of my dream future. Some adults in the class scoffed and groaned, while I was thrilled. This was vintage Mrs. Nock, and I remembered what happened the last time I used school glue and scissors, and I was hopeful it would happen again I played the French horn in band and was a member of the sensational Appleton East Patriot marching band. Near the end of class one day in the spring of 1980, our band teacher announced big news: Weve

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been invited to participate in the International Festival of Marching Bands, and we are going to London and will perform in Wembley Arena and its foggy to me anymore what more was said. Going to London rang through my head as memories of Buckingham Palace and Picadilly Circus and that scrapbook flooded my mind. Dizzy with excitement and fundraisers, time flew and soon I was aboard a Boeing 747, living an expression of a dream. so, with France in my sights, I gathered used magazines from the local libraries and cut out my Eiffel Tower and Arc de Triomphe pictures and envisioned the romantic City of Lights as I stuck them into a new collage. I even bought a new journal with a Parisian theme and began seeing myself strolling along the Champs Elysees and sipping vin blanc at a chic bistro in Saint Germain. I taped the collage to my office door where I could see it every day. One year later, I got a new neighbor. A young French woman moved into the unit below mine and we became friends. Ana moved back to France after summers end, but returned once more in December and revealed big news: Im getting married, Sharron, and I would like you to come to my wedding. A June wedding in France? I beamed and said Id love to attend. And so it was on a summer evening in 2000, I sipped champagne and waltzed to Strauss under a white canopy in the orchardrich Loire Valley countryside, drinking in the experience of another
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realized dream that I had co-created with scissors, paper and glue. Its 2013. And its time for you to see and believe! Last month I asked you to draw a magic ticket and make a dream list. Its now time to learn how to make this work for YOU! Each day this week, starting today, youre whittling down your dream list by re-reading it, and then selecting 20 dreams and re-writing them in your journals. Repeat this every day narrowing down from 20 to 12, 9, 7, 5 and 3. Each day youre sharpening your focus seeing what you really wish to manifest. On day seven, select one of the three, and write it on your magic ticket. Then tape it somewhere youll see it every day, and tuck away your dream list, and live knowing this or something better is happening right now. And why not create a dream collage too? Im not asking you to sprinkle fairy dust and wear ruby red slippers and tap your feet together three times or spiral around swinging a chicken foot. (But if you do and it works, let me know!) What I am suggesting is that you have fun this year creating, visualizing and manifesting your dreams! And join me in one of my journaling workshops to make 2013 your best-ever new year! Love and light!
Sharon offers Reiki healings to help move blocked energy so you live with more joy. Young Living Essential Oil one-on-one consultations and group classes are a phone call away. A distributor since 1999, she knows which oils work on healing emotions, pain and disease and invites you to take advantage of Gods pharmacy. A variety of journaling workshops are offered this year. Visit www.frontiernaturescents.com for more information. With questions on this months dream collage project, please email Sharon@frontiernaturescents.com or call 920.733.7721 today! (Read last months You CAN write your own ticket! online at www.naturespathways.com if you missed it.)

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What can a doctor of chiropractic do?

Headaches are the third-most-common reason that people seek chiropractic care. In other words, chiropractic care is very successful at treating headaches. Chiropractic spinal manipulation improves spinal function and alleviates stress on your body. Your nervous system and associated muscles relax, and the result is fewer headaches. A good chiropractor offers advice on posture, ergonomics (work postures), exercises and relaxation techniques. This advice should help to relieve the recurring joint irritation and muscle tension in the neck and upper back. Doctors of chiropractic have extensive training to help their patients in many ways not just for back pain. They know how tension in the spine relates to problems in other parts of the body, and they can take steps to relieve those problems. Talk to your doctor of chiropractic about ways to improve your lifestyle to lead a healthier life by focusing on wellness and prevention.
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Cuong Nhu Oriental Martial Arts: commitment


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ith practice and tolerance, everyone grows and changes. These benefits are only the beginning of the multifaceted Cuong Nhu experience. Some of the most significant gains that I continue to see in Cuong Nhu students and teachers has been how we affect others and stay humble. Teachers give back to Cuong Nhu by sharing their knowledge and testing to keep growing and inspiring the younger generation. Students learn and help each other and eventually become teachers, giving back to the style. The people that put the most into Cuong Nhu or life in general, tend to get the most out of Cuong Nhu training or life. If we continue to practice and remind ourselves to be patient, mostly with our self, we will see our hard work bloom, flower and spread seeds of knowledge to many others in the garden of our actions. This cyclical continuation has kept Cuong Nhu alive since the Founder, OSensei Ngo Dong, first created it in the United States in 1971. Over 41 years later, there over 60 dojos in the United States, one in France, one in Germany and one in Venezuela. It took dedication from all the students in those 41 years to grow to the nonprofit organization it is today. So with the New Year opening, if you feel the call to sincerely devote yourself to physical, mental and spiritual growth, I encourage you to begin, begin, begin!
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Facilitated by: Laural Virtues Wauters Create a healing mandala inspired by your inner light. Experience a guided meditation to help you open your heart and allow your inner light to shine through your hands and onto the paper. Create a healing mandala based on your personal healing intention. (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 youve attended a mandala class and bring your own art kit. For more information go to: www. treeoflifeawakening.com. Saturday, January 26 9 a.m.-Noon

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Facilitator: Judy Rogers, L.C.S.W. Is it time to step up and make the changes you have always wished for? The New Year often brings motivation and energy to make the changes you think about all year long. Are you ready to journey to a healthier and happier New Year? Learn new ways of thinking and being. Find out what works to dissolve inner resistance that makes change so difficult. Our next Mindfulness groups will be starting in January. We have a Womens Group and a Co-ed Group starting in January. Call today to reserve your place at 920.722.7245. Location: Mindfulness Center for Wellbeing, 18 Jewelers Park, Suite 210, Neenah. Check out the website for more information about Mindfulness and groups: mindfulnesscenterforwellbeing.com. Friday, January 11 Sunday, January 13

Healing with Aromatherapy Class/ Holistic Healing with Aromatherapy Certification Series
Heal yourself and others! Aromatherapy and essential oils are natures holistic medicine. Learn what aromatherapy is, the science behind how it works, holistic properties of the oils, how to blend and safely use oils, techniques and lots of recipes. Series combines clinical & intuitive aromatherapy. This class/series is unlike any other one out there! Taught by Christina Wilke-Burbach PhD(c), a leading aromatherapy expert and teacher. Peacefield Yoga, 4118 Lakeshore Road, Sheboygan, WI. Reserve your spot by Feb. 3! Fee of $100 includes all materials/ workbook. Registration/more info contact Christina, Mind, Soul and Self at www.mindsoulandself.com, mindsoulandself@yahoo.com or 608.393.7353.

Holistic Breakthrough Transformational Workshop


This experiential workshop is for anyone who is feeling stuck or disconnected in life. These powerful holistic techniques will lead you to the breakthrough you are looking for to transform your life into one of joy and ease! Presented by Dr. Ann Khanna of Rainbows In Harmony at 4650 W. Spencer St., Appleton. For more information please visit events at www.rainbowsinharmony. com. Space is limited, register now for Early Bird discount. Friday & Saturday, February 1 & 2 9 a.m.-4 p.m. (Sunday optional)

A Chakra Focused Womens Winter Wellness Weekend Retreat


Start your New Year off right! Join us for a womens weekend focused on personal growth, healing and spiritual development! Chakra intensive groups; focus on one chakra at a time! Chakra yoga and chakra yoga nidra, chakra tai chi, chakra massage, chakra crystal healing, intuitive readings, meditation, wine, and much more! Beautiful and peaceful country location, 4118 Lakeshore Road, Sheboygan, WI. Space is limited. Reserve your spot ASAP! Fee of $475 includes all activities, services, materials and food. Registration/info contact Christina Wilke-Burbach from Mind, Soul and Self at www.mindsoulandself. com/Retreats.html, mindsoulandself@yahoo.com or 608.393.7353. Wednesdays starting January 16 5:30-7:30 p.m.

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Illuminate Your Life Awaken Within Two-Day Retreat at The BridgeBetween


Facilitated by: Laural Virtues Wauters Illuminate Your Life by Awakening Within journey through your soul body (chakras) and connect to the oneness that resides within you. This two-day retreat will be organized into eight sessions. Each session will include an overview of the physical properties of each of the eight levels of your soul body (chakras) along with sacred geometry, archetypal energy and world belief. Intention stones and essential oils will help you deepen your connection to your souls desire. Experience the process of journeying into your soul body to receive healing insights. Fee: $160 - Includes lunch both days, a set of eight chakra stones, 50 Awaken Within mandala cards plus a journal and pen. **Stay overnight on Thursday, Friday or Saturday night for an additional $55/night. Meals included (breakfast, lunch and dinner). Please contact The Bridge-Between Retreat Center by calling 920.864.7230 for more information and directions. A non-refundable deposit of $40 is required to reserve your space. The check can be made out to and mailed to: The Bridge-Between, 4471 Flaherty Lane, Denmark, WI 54208. For more information go to: www.treeoflifeawakening.com or www.bridge-between.com.
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ACUPUNCTURE
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.

BRAINWAVE OPTIMIZATION
Brain Training of the Fox Valley 101 W. Edison Center, Suite 224, Appleton 920.284.4874 www.braintrainingfv.com Hits to the head and hurts to the heart can cause us to smoke, drink, lose sleep and be irritable, sad, or otherwise, just feel disconnected from life. We know the brain is the control center for everything we think and do. It can be tuned up, re-calibrated and refined. Nearly 30,000 people across the world have experienced positive changes in their lives as a result of Brainwave Optimization. A sophisticated technology, but a simple process of the brain mirroring itself back to its full potential.

CHIROPRACTIC
The Chiropractic Advantage Dr. Brent Buss, DC, CCEP Dr. Tyler Skibba, DC, CCEP 658 W. Ridgeview Dr., Appleton 920.997.9740 www.thechiroadvantage.com 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.

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

CHILDCARE
Growing Time Child Care Center 2738 Manitowoc Road, Green Bay 920.468.6202 GrowingTime@att.net Growing Time offers a healthy choice for your children. We have joined the community supported agriculture program (CSA). This means we serve chemical-free vegetables and free-range chicken, along with beef from local farmers. Our center uses homemade soap to reduce chemical exposure. We care for children ages 4-weeks to 13-years and are open 5:30am to 6pm. Before and after school care/ transportation and summer programs are offered to school-age children. Parent trusted and family owned since 1985.

CHIROPRACTOR & NUTRITION


Appleton Chiropractic 2425 West Wisconsin Ave., Appleton 920.731.0715 www.fixmedoc.com Roy Ostenson, B.S., D.C., C.C.S.T., helps patients reach optimal wellness through chiropractic care and clinical nutrition. We offer our patients objective, blood-based health analysis with the most comprehensive nutrition and health program in the Appleton area. Based on a 52-point blood panel and hair and urine analysis, your Science Based Nutrition report includes supplement recommendations, foods to avoid, a review of your medications, side effects and more. The pursuit for optimal wellness is an active process of making choices towards a healthy existence.

BOUTIQUE - WIGS/BREAST CARE


Nells Wigs & Boutique 2031 S. Webster Ave., Suite B, Green Bay 920.393.4912 info@nellswigs.com www.nellswigs.com 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!

COLON HYDRO-THERAPY
Natural Healing Solutions Certified Colon Hydro-Therapists 345 E. Wisconsin Ave., Suite #6, Appleton 920.830.3909 www.naturalhealingsolutionsllc.com Feel healthier, remove toxic waste from your body and relieve symptoms like chronic fatigue, constipation and skin problems. Carl & Carol Ann offer colon hydrotherapy through the Wood Gravitational Method. A colonic is a gentle internal bath to cleanse the colon and rejuvenate the body. Colon hydrotherapy also restores the bodys PH balance, stimulates the immune system and allows free passage of nutrients into the blood.
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CRANIOSACRAL THERAPY
Cleansing Spirits Bodywork Casie Pelnar Seymour, WI 920.217.3667 clpelnar@hotmail.com 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 www.iahp.com/sharonblake therapeuticpulse@gmail.com Sharon helps your body find balance integrating craniosacral therapy, lymph drainage therapy, visceral manipulation and therapeutic massage. Craniosacral therapy (CST) helps the nervous system reboot to find a new, calmer balance. CST is beneficial for: stress, depression, TMJ, headaches & migraines, ADD/ADHD, reflux & colic and more. Hours by appointment.

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

HEALTH & FITNESS


Anytime Fitness For a location near you, visit our website. www.anytimefitness.com Anytime Fitness is open 24/7/365 to provide you with the essential elements of a great workout, such as treadmills, ellipticals and bikes all with flatscreen TVs and both free weights and circuit weight machines. We also offer 24-hour tanning, personal training, private restrooms and showers. Anywhere Club Access allows you to visit more than 1,000 clubs worldwide. Good Vibrations Studio 1211 Rickmeyer Dr., Fond du Lac 920.921.1211 goodvibsstudio@gmail.com www.goodvibrationsstudio.com At Good Vibrations Studio, you come in and spend ten minutes on a wiggle machine. The machine tones and helps you achieve your fitness goals as if you have spent an hour at the gym. Watch as your clothes become loose and you drop pants sizes. Relax and enjoy a session in our infrared sauna or on an Amethyst Biomat, both of which help to rid the body of toxins and contribute to whole body wellness. Enjoy Nikken filtered water, essential oils and take part in our free classes on weight loss, stress reduction, how to prevent and get rid of colds, the flu and more. Mention this listing and receive a FREE ONE-WEEK TRIAL MEMBERSHIP. Open Mon.-Thu. 8 a.m.-8 p.m., Fri. 8 a.m.6 p.m. and Sat. 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Lake Park Swim & Fitness, LLC 730 Lake Park Rd., Menasha 920.882.8900 www.lakeparkfitness.com See our ad on pg. 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! YMCA of the Fox Cities For a location near you see our ad on pg. 61 or visit www.ymcafoxcities.org. Being healthy means more than being physically active. Its about maintaining a balanced spirit, mind and body. The Y is a place where you can work toward that balance by challenging yourself to learn a new skill or hobby, fostering connections with friends through our lifelong learning programs, or bringing your loved ones closer together through our many family-centered activities. Its not about the activity you choose as much as it is about the benefits of living healthier on the inside as well as the outside.
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FURNITURE
Reclaimed Designs Jenny Peterson 715.250.1571 See portfolio at: www.jensgardenofhealing.com 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 website for her portfolio or stop in to see her studio. Studio hours vary, please call ahead of time.

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

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

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

HAIR RESTORATION
Natural Tresses 10 E. College Ave., Suite 222, Appleton 920.358.5419 www.naturaltresses.co 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.

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A Better You/Boresha Coffee Jacquelyn Wilson 920.737.3555 abetteryou@new.rr.com abetteryou.co BLOG: coffeewithjacque.com WHY BORESHA? Boresha empowers you to develop a healthy relationship with food by providing a simple, delicious way to continue your quest for health and wellness, while our unique opportunities foster financial freedom and give back to the community. Boresha is the home of the Worlds Only Fat Burning Coffee and Tea! Certified Organic Patented Hunger Control Balanced Energy Low Acid Buffered Caffeine Fair Trade. Call for your complimentary sample! Simply Herbs Cheryl Hosmer, Naturopath, CNHP Certified Biofeedback Specialist Synergy Chiropractic & Wellness Center N1739 Lily of the Valley Dr., Suite 7, Greenville 920.757.6440 www.simplyherbs.net Cheryl has been coaching clients on lifestyle changes for over 10 years. She uses several holistic techniques including iridology, clinical kinesiology and Quantum LIFE Biofeedback to help clients regain balanced energy allowing them to self heal. Simply Herbs also carries professional products including herbs, supplements, homeopathics, essential oils and Bach flower remedies to support optimal health.

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.

Wellness Essentials, LLC 456 N. Main St., Oshkosh Located at the Harmony Wellness Center 920.410.4022 www.WellnessEssentialsLLC.com Providing Innovative Wellness with Care & Integrity Kari A. Uselman, Ph.D., has been in private practice since 2006. She is nationally certified in biofeedback and complex homeopathy, is an advanced practitioner of Quantum Reflex Analysis, cation mud-packing and vastu bioenergetics, and facilitates craniosacral therapy, Reconnective Healing, BioGenesis & more. Kari weaves her intuition, integrity and caring into her sessions to support her clients holistic wellness. She is certified through the Natural Therapies Certification Board and has over 1000 satisfied clients.

HOLISTIC PSYCHOTHERAPY
Life Force Wellness Center, LLC Alexandria S. Binkowski, MH, ND, MS 404 N. Main St., Suite 106, Oshkosh 920.217.1769 asb@lifeforcewc.com www.lifeforcewc.com Are you feeling stressed over work, 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.

HOME HEALTH
HomeAid Health Care 1463 Kenwood Dr., Menasha 920.969.0526 www.homeaidhealthcare.com 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.

HEALTH FOOD STORE


Terry Naturally 2625 Development Dr., Suite 40, Green Bay 920.965.1002 www.terrynaturally.com Hours: 9 a.m.-7 p.m., Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Sat. 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!

HORMONES & WELLNESS


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 www.wisewomanwellness.com Randi Mann, NP, helps women of all ages live healthy, vital, joy-filled lives through medical and non-medical solutions, education and lifestyle guidance. Seek care from an expert knowledgeable in the latest scientific research, and 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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HOLISTIC WELLNESS
Rainbows in Harmony Dr. Ann Khanna Appleton 920.757.9693 Ann@RainbowsInHarmony.com www.RainbowsInHarmony.com Do you have a physical, emotional, mental or spiritual issue that has Rainbows In Harmony you feeling stuck and in need of relief? I left traditional medicine over 15 years ago and have studied and practiced holistic methods of achieving health and wellness. Using a variety of energetic techniques, we create a personal, one-of-a-kind healing session to help you remove individual blocks and restore healthy energy flow. Finally solve the issues that are constraining you and begin fully living life to your highest potential. Visit my website to learn how Energy Restoration can help you! Call or email for your free 15-minute consultation.

HOLISTIC MEDICINE
Peace & Wellness Center Patricia Poole 920.819.3774 watrish@aol.com www.patriciampoole.com Patricia Poole has been providing hypnosis and energy healing private sessions and classes for 14 years. She offers information on hypnosis, reiki, Reconnective Healing and soon EFT. Educational and life-changing classes are offered regularly. Hypnosis CDs are available to get you started in making positive changes today! Call or email today to set up your appointment.
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Mindfulness Center for Wellbeing, LLC 18 Jewelers Park Dr., Suite 210, Neenah 920.722.7245 www.mindfulnesscenterforwellbeing.com Are you ready to journey to a happier and healthier life? Are you considering counseling to support you in meeting your goals? If so, I congratulate you for being a good listener to your life. At the Mindfulness Center for Wellbeing, you will learn scientifically-validated mind body medicine skills that will enhance your capacity for self-awareness, self-acceptance and self-care. Become your own expert in how your mind interacts with your body to create better emotional, mental, social and physical health. We teach simple self-care techniques like Mindfulness Meditation, Qi Qong Breath Exercises, Visualization, Guided Imagery, Affirmations, Journaling, Stress Management and Loving Kindness Relationship skills. We offer free Mind Body Medicine Classes, 8-Week Mindful Womens Group, as well as individual and couple counseling. Our therapist, Judy Rogers, L.C.S.W., has over 20 years of counseling experience.

LIGHT-WORKERS
Divine Energy Light-Workers Rev. Jen Rietveld 130 E. Franklin St., Appleton 920.268.6345 lightworkers@earthlink.net www.DivineLightWorkers.com Rev. Jen Rietveld offers divinely guided services in the form of: spiritual counseling, energy/light work, chakra cleansing and balancing, cellular release, past life/soul release and karmic meditations, weddings, property clearings and blessings, funerals and more! For a full description of her services, please visit her website at DivineLightWorkers.com. To schedule an appointment, please email Rev. Jen at lightworkers@earthlink. net or call/text 920.268.6345.

Health Matters Muscular Therapy Clinic, LLC Heidi R Arnoldussen, LMT 821 E. First Ave., Suite 4, Appleton 920.954.2068 www.healthmattersfoxvalley.com Heidi R. Arnoldussen, LMT, is nationally certified in therapeutic massage and bodywork as well as medical massage therapy. She has extensive post-graduate training in the evaluation and treatment of the cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine as they relate to personal injury in automobile accidents and workers compensation. Heidi also offers structural integration, deep tissue, la stone and pregnancy massage. Schedule your appointment today! Intuitive Touch, LLC Sue Noffke, LMT 8095 Tribute Dr., Neenah 920.850.0440 snoffke1@new.rr.com Relax and renew your body, mind and spirit at Intuitive Touch. Sue Noffke, a licensed massage therapist, offers her clients intuitive energy and therapeutic touch massage therapy. She also 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.

MANDALA & SHAMANIC REIKI


Tree of Life Awakening Laural Virtues Wauters Green Bay 920.544.4047 www.treeoflifeawakening.com laural@treeoflifeawakening.com 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.

LIFE COACH
Life Spectrums, LLC Joan M. Ek Professional Life Coach/Reiki Master/ Registered Yoga Teacher 920.733.9793 lifespectrums@new.rr.com www.lifespectrums.net With over 25 years 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. Wise Woman Wellness LLC Julie Rider, OTR, CLCP 1480 Swan Rd., De Pere 920.339.5252 www.wisewomanwellness.com 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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MEDICAL SPA
Rejuvenessence mediSpa Kenneth Pechman, M.D., Ph.D. Board Certified Dermatologist 2201 East Enterprise Ave., Suite 104, Appleton 920.574.3577 www.rmedispa.com The mission of Rejuvenessence mediSpa is to restore, revitalize and rejuvenate the 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!

MASSAGE THERAPY
Blue Sky School of Professional Massage and Therapeutic Bodywork 2200 American Blvd., De Pere 920.338.9500 www.BlueSkyMassage.com 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!

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

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BirthWise 1703 S. Oneida St., Ste. C, Appleton 920.574.3074 wisconsinbirthcenter.com 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 wisconsinbirthcenter.com. We look forward to meeting you!

NUTRITION
Masterpiece Nutritional Counseling Kendra Kadrik, CNT 920.680.5778 kendra@masterpiecenutrition.com masterpiecenutrition.com Kendra Kadrlik owns Masterpiece Nutrition, a nutrition consulting business specializing in educating clients on their food choices and directing them on which ones work with their health goals and which ones could be sabotaging them. The benefits and dangers of certain foods and natural health topics are taught via seminars, group challenges, and one-on-one consulting. What you eat literally becomes you. You have a choice in what youre made of. Nutritional Healing, LLC Kimberly Neher, MS, Clinical Nutritionist 658 W. Ridgeview Dr., Appleton kimneher@nutritionalhealingllc.com 920.358.5764 Kimberly Neher, MS, is the clinical nutritionist located inside The Chiropractic Advantage. Her passion lies in supporting 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 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!

EvolveAbility Phyllis Kasper, Ph.D. 920.693.2250 pkasper@bytehead.com www.evolveability.com Dr. Phyllis Kasper is a licensed psychologist with expertise in pain management and post-traumatic stress disorder using EMDR, biofeedback, meditation and training in self-hypnosis. Pain and other symptoms of irritable bowel can be alleviated using a 7-session hypnosis program. Dr. Kasper also works with anxiety/panic disorders, depression and breaking barriers to achievement. She is available at Healthy Connections, LLC, 510 E. Wisconsin Ave., Appleton or call 920.257.4601. Quality Therapy 311 Reaume Ave., Kaukauna 920.462.4583 www.quality-therapy.com Serving the Fox Valley Quality Therapy is client-centered and focused on predictable outcomes. We strive to uphold the dignity of patients, accommodating schedule allowing recovery in your own home. Our specialized programs include: chronic pain program, back pain program and digestinal disorder program. We also offer craniosacral, visual manipulation, lymphedema with vaso-pneumatic pump and electro therapeutic point stimulation. Dont put it off any longer. The more you wait the more serious your problem may become.

NATURAL BEAUTY
Clairalience Skincare Pam Williams Owner 920.265.1427 info@clairlaience.com www.Clairalience.com Clairalience natural skincare products provide your skin with just what it needs to stay healthy. From body scrubs to lip balms, Clairalience works with your bodys natural chemistry to promote healthy skin, offering assistance to your bodys own natural healing properties. Clairalience products are made with natural ingredients and beneficial seed oils that are user friendly and readily absorbed, with no harmful chemicals added. Skin becomes smooth and supple without an oily residue or waxy build up. Choose a natural skin care product that actually works for you! Experience the familiar ... naturally
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PERSONAL CARE/NUTRITION
Botanical Indulgence Sandy White 1162 Westowne Dr., Neenah 920.725.1380 www.botanicalindulgence.com The success of a business comes from more than just the owner. A truly 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. Custom Health Pharmacy 1011 S. 10th St., Manitowoc 920.482.3145 www.customhealthpharmacy.com Custom Health Pharmacy is your source for quality compounded medications. Our state-ofthe-art compounding lab provides the highest quality compounding possible. You have a choice where you get your compounded prescriptions you dont need your prescription sent to you from Madison. We also offer: hormone saliva testing, hormone consultations, adrenal fatigue consultations and testing, Take Charge weight loss program and a full line of Now vitamins. We Accept Caremark and Express Scripts.
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NONPROFIT
Community Benefit Tree 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization 2204 Crooks Ave., Suite C, Kaukauna 920.422.1919 www.communitybenefittree.org We are here to celebrate peoples lives and support them during their medical crisis. We help family, friends and co-workers plan a Celebration of Support event for their loved one who is going through a medical crisis. This one-day event helps the family with funds for living and medical expenses and provides strength, hope and joy to experience the support from the attendees of the event. Community Benefit Tree also provides education, support, resources and financial assistance for families struggling with a medical crisis.

PAIN MANAGEMENT/RELIEF
Advanced Pain Management (APM) 2595 Development Dr., Suite 150, Green Bay Locations also in Appleton and Oconto Falls 888.901.PAIN (7246) www.APMhealth.com Advanced Pain Management (APM) is committed to providing patients with innovative pain management services. APM strives to deliver the most advanced, minimally invasive, diagnostic and therapeutic services to enable patients to restore function, relieve pain and renew hope. Whether 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.

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PET HEALTH
Victorias Pet Nutrition Center and Boutique 14 N. Main St., Fond du Lac 920.923.1991 www.allnaturalpethealth.com We carry all-natural pet health products for your dogs and cats including natural treats, herbs and supplements used for health problems such as canine and feline liver and kidney disease, pet allergies, cancer in dogs and cats, arthritis, dental, ear problems and diabetes. We also carry pet gifts including dog and cat socks, breed-specific pillows, videos and Dog- and Cat-opoly.

PILATES
CClark Pilates Studio Cathy Clark, Owner & Certified Pilates Trainer Marketplace Plaza, Suite 225 124 W. Wisconsin Ave., Neenah 920.410.0026 www.cclarkpilates.com Get to know your core! CClark Pilates Studio is fully equipped with reformers, Cadillac, Tower systems, Ladderback Barrels, Wunda chairs and lots of room for mat classes. Owner Cathy Clark has over 600 hours of classical pilates training. CClark has 3 different packages for the pilates enthusiast and also offers private & semi-private sessions. The new client package offers 1 private lesson and 2 mat classes for only $30.

SALON
Absolute Transformation Salon 518 Ohio St., Oshkosh 920.385.7026 www.yellowbook.com 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. Elevate Hair Studio Glam, LLC 3402 N. Richmond St., Ste. A, Appleton 920.574.2473 www.elevatehsglam.com Our on-going mission at Elevate Hair Studio Glam is to go above and beyond what is expected and to deliver exceptional value-added services to all of our guests. In achieving this goal, we have added new services and products to best suit all your needs and wants. We carry a certified organic haircolor, 100% vegan & cruelty-free haircare products and use natural & organic skincare products for treatments and facial services. Elevate Hair Studio Glam offers haircare, cutting and styling services, hair coloring, hair extension and texture services, in addition to nail services, full-body waxing, skincare services and cosmetics. Also, Glam-2-Go, a mobile & on-location service available for weddings, photo-shoots, special events or just for fun! Check out our website and Facebook page for the latest info, specials and staff bios. Elevate-2-Glam today! Zen Salon 1500 W. College Ave., Suite B, Appleton 920.380.9236 Find us on facebook! Zen Salon is a brand new full service salon featuring full body waxing, hair, facials and nail services. Our experienced staff offers the latest trends insalon cluding spray make-up and hair stenciling. Schedule your appointment today and be on your way to a fabulous new look! Ask about our $49 color and cut special for new clients (with select stylists).

PHOTOGRAPHY
Ardent Photography Downtown Neenah 920.858.9827 Fox Cities 262.292.9513 Milwaukee www.ardentphoto.com 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.

RESTAURANT
Famous Daves Bar-B-Que 1170 N. Westhill Blvd., Appleton 920.991.9700 www.famousdaves.com 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. Nakashima of Japan Katsu-Ya of Japan 4100 W. Pine St., Appleton 920.739.6057 2200 Holmgren Way, Green Bay 920.494.4103 511 W. College Ave., Appleton 920.882.4183 www.nakashimas.com Nakashima Sushi is your healthy alternative when dining out. We take the freshest fish or vegetable, wrap it in vinegar rice and roasted seaweed for a taste that is simple satori (enlightenment). We feature Avocado, Asparagus and Spinach Salad, Tofu Salad, Ceviches, Grilled Salmon and many more healthy selections! Sai Ram Indian Cuisine 253 W. Northland Ave., Appleton 920.733.3003 www.sairamcuisine.com The 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.

PHYSICAL THERAPY
MotionWorks Physical Therapy 1158 Westowne Drive, Neenah 920.215.2050 www.motionworkspt.com Experience the difference a hands-on, manual therapy approach to physical therapy can make at MotionWorks Physical Therapy, a boutique physical therapy practice providing quality care to patients with spine, orthopedic, post-operative and sports medicine injuries. Our mission is to provide the highest level of personalized, one-on-one patient care, with appointment times that are convenient to you, in a relaxing, patient-centered clinic with all the latest amenities. Our results speak for themselves, as we often can help those who have not seen a benefit from treatment provided elsewhere by addressing the whole patient and the source of your pain, not just the symptoms.

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SENIOR HEALTH
Prairie Home Assisted Living 1463 Kenwood Dr., Menasha 920.969.0526 www.prairiehomeassistedliving.com 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.

THERMOGRAPHY
Valley Thermography 1111 N. Lynndale Drive, Ste. 202, Appleton 920.380.1365 chris@valleythermography.com www.valleythermography.com Chris Haase, certified clinical thermographer, uses digital infrared thermal imaging (DITI), a non-invasive clinical imaging procedure for detecting and monitoring a number of diseases and physical injuries by showing the thermal abnormalities present in the body. Conditions and injuries that can be diagnosed and monitored include hormonal dysfunction, inflammation, lymphatic activity, disc disease, dental, vascular disease, sports injuries, allergies, cancer and more. DITI uses no radiation, is painless and FDA registered. Call to schedule your appointment.

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

SPECIALTY FOODS
Lamers Dairy & Country Store Off Hwys. 441 & CE N410 Speel School Rd., Appleton 920.830.0980 www.lamersdairyinc.com Taste the difference ... experience milk the way it was meant to be! Returnable glass bottles keep our fresh taste with less environmental impact. Farmer certified to be free of artificial hormones. From a select few local small-herd family farms. Lamers Dairy-Dairylands Best a family owned and operated local dairy serving Northeast Wisconsin since 1913. Find our milk in glass bottles at select retail locations or visit Lamers Country Store. The Olive Cellar 277 W. Northland Ave., Appleton 920.574.2361 www.TheOliveCellar.com Discover the difference quality makes with small batch world class extra virgin olive oils and an exquisite variety of aged balsamic vinegars. Taste before you buy with all products available for you to sample prior to bottling. Also offering pastas and spices, sea salts, truffle oils, chocolate sauces and the worlds best peanut brittle. A unique culinary experience awaits you.

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Mystical Earth Gallery (MEG) City Center Plaza 112b E. College Ave., Appleton 920.993.1122 mysticalearthgallery.com Zenith, a healing art form, succinctly stated removes the blockages which stop the seeker from their path and assists in the healing process of the body, mind and spirit. Using sacred geometry, color-vibration light and incorporating his own techniques, honed after over 30 years of healing, Master Teacher Jesse will develop a program to help you in the unfolding of your individual self.

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

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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.

WELLNESS COACH
Wise Woman Wellness Alyssa Burnham, B.A., Wellness Coach Certified Firstline Therapy Lifestyle Educator 1480 Swan Rd., De Pere 920.339.5252 www.wisewomanwellness.com Firstline Therapy can help you make lasting lifestyle changes to improve your overall health and wellness, achieve your health goals and reduce your health risks. Developing a healthier lifestyle means looking better, feeling better and having more of the energy you need to live a full life! Many health problems can be reversed or even treated by adopting a healthy lifestyle. Attend one of her seminars to learn more about this exciting life-altering program! Alyssa also offers her patients ALCAT food sensitivity testiing.
Natural Options - Healthy Lives

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

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10th Frame Sports Bar .................................................. 34 A Better You/Boresha Coffee......................................... 35 Absolute Transformation Organic Salon......................... 35 Advanced Pain Management ........................................ 21 Aerial Dance Pole Exercise ............................................. 77 Anytime Fitness............................................................. 23 Appleton Chiropractic ..................................................... 5 Appleton Community Midwives .................................... 65 Appleton Downtown, Inc. ............................................. 43 Ardent Photography ..................................................... 76 Assurance ..................................................................... 19 Bay Area Yoga .............................................................. 76 Be Well Cooking ........................................................... 71 Birthwise....................................................................... 49 Blue Green Organix....................................................... 11 Blue Sky .........................................................................24 Botanical Indulgence ..................................................... 23 Brain Training of the Fox Valley...................................... 53 CClark Pilates Studio ..................................................... 59 Chiropractic Advantage ................................................ 84 Clairalience Co.............................................................. 73 Community Benefit Tree................................................ 36 Crystal Pathway ............................................................ 19 Custom Health Pharmacy .............................................. 37 Divine Energy Light-Workers ......................................... 56 Elevate Hair Studio Glam, LLC ....................................... 20 Epiphany Law ............................................................... 83 EvolveAbility ................................................................. 81 Famous Daves Bar-B-Que.............................................. 87 Gill-Tech Academy ........................................................ 18 Good Vibrations Studio ................................................. 12 Goodwill Industries ....................................................... 38 Great Harvest Bread Company ...................................... 46 Growing Time ............................................................... 81 Harmony Cafe .............................................................. 41 Healthy Living Events ................................................ 7, 69 Heidi Arnoldussen, Health Works .................................. 41 HomeAid Health Care ................................................... 47 Inspirit Physical Therapy Associates.................................. 9 Intuitive Touch, LLC ....................................................... 35 Joules of Nature ............................................................ 24 Kangen Water, Chris Bulik............................................. 49 LaJava, a Roasting House .............................................. 11 Lake Park Swim & Fitness ................................................ 9 Lamers Dairy, Inc. .......................................................... 73 LearningRx .................................................................... 43

Life Force Wellness Center ............................................ 82 Life Spectrums .............................................................. 56 Making Art of Life......................................................... 29 Masterpiece Nutrition ................................................... 71 Mindfulness Center for Wellbeing ................................. 48 MotionWorks Physical Therapy...................................... 57 Mudd Creek ..................................................................60 Mystical Earth Gallery.................................................... 31 Nakashima, Inc. ............................................................ 98 Nancy Soliven, Wonders of Wellness ............................. 17 Natural Healing Solutions .............................................. 39 Natural Healthy Concepts ............................................. 15 Natural Tresses .............................................................. 87 Nells Wigs & Boutique .................................................. 25 New Possibilities Integration .......................................... 15 Niemuths Southside Market ......................................... 81 Nutritional Healing ........................................................ 55 Otto Chiropractic .......................................................... 69 Outagamie County Dept. of Solid Waste ....................... 79 Peace & Wellness Center............................................... 29 Pura Vida Yoga ............................................................. 68 Quality Therapy............................................................. 77 Rainbows in Harmony ................................................... 85 Reclaimed Designs ........................................................ 29 Rejuvenessence mediSpa............................................... 99 Revolution Dojo ............................................................ 88 Sai Ram Indian Cuisine .................................................. 67 Saris Counseling, LLC .................................................... 28 Simply Herbs ................................................................. 78 Streus Pharmacy Bay Natural .................................... ....32 Terry Naturally/EuroPharma ............................................. 2 The Frontier/Nature Scents ............................................ 86 The Olive Cellar............................................................. 72 The Wire Whisk ............................................................ 59 Twohig Dental............................................................. 100 Valley Thermography, LLC ............................................. 15 Valley Transit ................................................................. 17 Vander Wielen Health & Wellness Center ...................... 33 Victorias Pet Nutrition................................................... 13 Wellness Essentials ........................................................ 75 Wellness Hypno-Therapeutics........................................ 70 Westshore Acupuncture ................................................ 66 Wise Woman Wellness, LLC ............................................ 3 YMCA .......................................................................... 61 Zen Salon...................................................................... 75

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