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The anticipation is growing … spring is just around the corner!

For most of us, cabin fever is in full effect, and we are more than ready to “cure” this winter boredom by getting outside and interacting with nature. Ah, the joy of what’s to come! For now, though, we can make use of our expanding daylight hours and growing supply of energy by decluttering our surroundings. Sure, it sounds like just another chore, but there are actually health benefits to this activity. Experts say disarray can cause stress, while clean can facilitate calm and peace of mind in our lives. Check out some reputable health and wellness websites for more information on the therapeutic effects of decluttering! March is the month we observe National Nutrition Month. The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics’ campaign focuses attention on the importance of making informed food choices and developing sound eating and physical activity habits. There is so much to learn in this area; consider researching these topics before things get too busy outside! You’ll find some helpful tips and resources on the academy’s website (www.eatright.org). We have so many great articles to share with you this month. Marcia Simler educates us on gluten intolerance and symptoms we should be aware of. Dr. Wade Anunson explains why we should rethink our use of antibiotics. Laura Schuch shows us how loving ourselves makes us better able to handle our challenges and achieve health and success. And, there’s much more, so please read on!

Enjoy the anticipation of spring, and take some time to prepare for your healthy future! In health and happiness,

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The endorphins of irish music ......................................................................
by cecilia Farran

ever known to stuff their feelings, the Irish let them flow in music, song, story and verse from what poet W.B. Yeats called “the deep heart’s core.” The world over, Irish or not, there are few indeed who are not uplifted or touched in some way by hearing a spirited jig or reel, or by being drawn into a soulful ballad. Simply put: Irish music makes one feel good. It is a time-honored source of endorphins.

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Irish music comes in two basic kinds: instrumental (called tunes) and vocal (called songs). Tunes traditionally accompany dance and depending on time signature are called jigs in 6/8 time (if you can say “flanagan flanagan” to the rhythm it is a jig), reels in 4/4, hornpipes in 2/4 and slip jigs in 9/8. Non-dance tunes are called slow airs and take on a wide sweep of feelings, from melancholy to soaring. Tunes are traditionally played on the harp, uilleann pipes (a form of bagpipe played with an elbow bellow), fiddle, flute or tin whistle, once called the penny whistle because of its price. (Note that the fiddle is actually a violin played in a folk setting.) The traditional Irish drum, the bodhran (pronounced BOUGH-ron),

“Music to the irish is a living delight, a mysterious key to a host of undiscovered emotions lying hoarded in the secrets of the soul.” —Mairtin Byrnes
keeps the beat of musical triplets and is played with one hand using a double-ended stick called a beater. The other hand is pressed against the backside of the skin in different spots to change tone. Vocal songs are either sean-nos (unaccompanied, with the singer using the voice to create intricate grace notes and

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embellishments, often in Gaelic) or ballad style, which tell a story, paint an emotion, extoll a remembrance or rivet a moment in history. They are sung to accompaniment of traditional instruments or guitar. With emigration as early as the 1600s the Irish brought their music into the mountains of America, forming the roots for the now traditional American sound of bluegrass, clogging and square dance. By definition, that is what Irish music is, but such a definition does not capture what it does to one’s heart and soul, for the intricate notes and embellishments, lyrical melodies and poignant lyrics are music to not only the ear, but also the heart. Irish writer Mairtin Byrnes has said, “Music to the Irish is a living delight, a mysterious key to a host of undiscovered emotions lying hoarded in the secrets of the soul.” Such music is played and sung from the deep heart’s core. It becomes a force so strong and deep that it draws in, nay, welcomes in, the spirit of every listener whether of Irish heritage or not. So this St. Patrick’s Day, when venues from nursing homes and schools to concert halls and pubs feature some form of Irish music, check out the paper and avail yourself of this pleasant way to alter your mood. I personally recommend the Old Feed Mill in Mazomanie, where I will be on March 16 and 17, as Celia, touring songstress in the Irish tradition, returns home to her native Wisconsin for two Celtic cabaret shows of comedy and song. Beguiling with her warm smile and red-haired beauty, Celia’s expressive voice evokes the emotions of the heart and embodies the soaring sound of Celtic women. Her genuine warmth is reminiscent of groups like the Clancy Brothers as she accompanies herself with bodhran, guitar and sound looping technology. Mix all that in with a sprinkling of comic Irish characters and one has a recipe for a great Irish St. Pat’s Eve on March 16 or an afternoon on the High Holy Day of St. Patrick’s Day itself, March 17. As a delicious extra, the March 16 show (6 p.m.) begins with a corned beef dinner made to perfection using the recipe of owner Nancy Viste’s Irish grandmother; cabaret follows at 7 p.m. The March 17 show begins with a corned beef brunch at 11:30 a.m.; show follows at 1 p.m. Might I offer you a personal invitation to join us there as you come away to a world of enchantment so far from this one. In the words of W.B.Yeats: Come away, O human child! To the waters and the wild With a faery, hand in hand. (Leave) the world’s (that’s) more full of weeping than you can understand. I will be there raising my endorphins and perhaps, O human child, if you too would like to be beguiled into an evening of Irish magic, so will you.
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Learn which vitamins are bad for your pet! ...............................................................
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asically, there are two types of vitamins: the whole food type, which are found in the fresh foods we eat, and the synthetic type, which are manufactured in a laboratory and found in the processed foods we eat. When you purchase synthetic vitamins, you are relying on luck as to whether or not they are the right ones, in the correct combination, that may or not be useful or even harmful to your pet’s body. When you provide fresh food or whole food source vitamins, you are relying on nature and the

body’s innate knowledge to select from the presented array, the needed vitamins and combination to be properly assimilated and effectively utilized by the body. In basic biology we learned that vitamins need their cofactors and appropriate food combinations to be utilized by the body. Yet, even natural health sources tout d-alpha tocopherol as “natural” vitamin E. In reality, it is not utilized without selenium. Your best whole food source of vitamin E is wheat germ oil. Doctors often say, take your vitamin C to prevent the common cold. Unfortunately, ascorbic acid is NOT vitamin C. It is only one chemical constituent within this complex nutrient. A great whole food source is rose hips. Have you ever wondered why one study says a particular vitamin is good for you and another study says it is not? Sometimes it is because a study is based upon utilization of a food that contains large amounts of the particular vitamin vs. another study where only a chemical constituent of the vitamin is used. Ever hear the old adage, “the whole is greater than the sum of its parts”? Indeed, nature has even put into its plants constituents, which protect against or balance the negative effects of another constituent, within the same plant! This protection is not present if one consumes a “partial’ vitamin or synthetic version. There are many nutrients in a carrot that work synergistically. There are many

components that affect the functionality of a carrot’s vitamin A, not just beta-carotene. Why is the ingestion of synthetics so bad? And why does an individual often see results when consuming synthetic vitamins? Cells have vitamin receptor sites. A body with a vitamin deficiency will have cells with empty receptor sites. Initially, the synthetic vitamins will adhere to the receptor sites and stimulate a beneficial response. The excessive and repeated presence of the synthetic vitamin will cause the tired receptor sites to “down regulate,” making them no longer responsive to the synthetic or the presence of the natural vitamin when it arrives. So, after some time, an individual’s symptoms of vitamin deficiency recur. This is why health practitioners often say excessive amounts of a vitamin can become toxic. Cells do not do a good job of recognizing and releasing synthetic vitamins. Signs of deficiency and those of excess are often quite similar. This is why synthetic vitamin supplementation can be very confusing and dangerous.
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chicken liver digest, fish meal, DL-methionine, L-lysine, taurine, L-tryptophan, preserved with mixed tocopherols, citric acid and rosemary extract, beta carotene, minerals (potassium chloride, calcium carbonate, salt, ferrous sulfate, zinc oxide, copper sulfate, manganous oxide, calcium iodate, sodium selenite), vitamins (choline chloride, vitamin A supplement, vitamin D3 supplement, vitamin E supplement, ascorbic acid (a source of vitamin C), niacin, thiamine, calcium pantothenate, riboflavin, pyridoxine hydrochloride, folic acid, biotin, vitamin B12 supplement). Now read the ingredients on a bag of fresh, raw food: rabbit, pork fat, ground rabbit bone, pork liver, pork heart, apples, carrots, butternut squash, ground flax seeds, montmorillonite clay, broccoli, lettuce, spinach, dried kelp, apple cider vinegar, parsley, honey, salmon oil, olive oil, blueberries, alfalfa sprouts, persimmons, inulin, rosemary, sage, clove. Pet parents who cannot feed fresh food, should never supplement synthetic vitamins with foods which already contain

“Pet parents who cannot feed fresh food, should never supplement synthetic vitamins with foods which already contain synthetic vitamins.”
synthetic vitamins. It is imperative to only supplement with whole food vitamins. Don’t be misled to believe that these processed foods contain adequate amounts of vitamins. Synthetic vitamins are poorly absorbed. It is safe and a good idea to add blended fresh veggies to your pet’s food. Organic is always best. (Avoid grapes, raisins and

onions.) Your pet may benefit from specific combinations of whole food supplementation depending on if he has a particular imbalance. For example, eating liver, milk thistle and beets are excellent if your pet has liver disease. Standard Process is an international company based in Palmyra, Wisconsin, that makes human and pet whole food supplements. They have made supplementation easy for humans. Chiropractors and acupuncturists have been recommending these products for people for years. Veterinarians have this same option available to them for pets. The Standard Process Canine Renal Support contains ingredients such as bovine kidney, kidney bean extract, pea vine juice, beet root, alfalfa juice and more. Mmm … good, easy and real!
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Calculating your calorie needs made simple .....................................................................
by Tony bednarowski

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hether you’re just curious or have a serious need to evaluate your daily calorie needs due to weight concerns, you may want to consider your basal metabolic rate (BMR). This figures the amount of energy (calories) one’s body uses when in a resting or non-active state. The BMR calculator is one of the most widely used measurements in determining one’s basal metabolic rate or base. This excellent tool is often used by dieticians, personal trainers or individuals in conjunction with the body mass index (BMI) calculator. The BMI calculator is used to figure out where a person’s healthy body weight range is. The BMR calculator is then used to help figure out how many calories a person should be consuming to get them to their healthy body weight. So here is where most people (and yes, even some of our trusted professionals) go wrong while using the BMR calculator. While using this standard measuring tool, you must first understand what you are measuring and why. Muscle is calorie active tissue, which means it is the physical place where calories are burned for energy. Fat is simply storage or extra energy. If you can grasp this concept, then you will also understand that when using the BMR calculator to help with weight loss, you must take into account your body fat percentage. Why? So you can accurately calculate the right amount of calories needed based on calorie active tissue (your true fat burning machine) not overall body weight.

whAT fOllOwS Are Three SiMPle SUggeSTiONS TO helP yOU deTerMiNe yOUr dAily CAlOrie NeedS USiNg A bMr CAlCUlATOr SO yOU CAN AChieve yOUr weighT lOSS gOAl MOre eASily: 1. Go to a trusted source, either a recommended local personal 2. Take your actual overall body weight and subtract your body fat • For example, if you are 150 lbs. and you are at 22% body fat, • Your lean body mass is 117 pounds.

trainer or health professional and have your body fat level taken.

level to determine your lean body mass or “calorie active tissue.” figure 150 minus 33 (22% of 150), which equals 117.

3. Search the Internet for a BMR calculator. Punch in the four

calculating components it will ask you for: gender, height, age and weight (be sure to use your lean body mass NOT your existing overall body weight).

There you have it. This will give you the amount of calories needed to maintain your current body weight in a non-active state. Any more calories than that results in weight gain, any fewer calories than that results in weight loss. It’s just that simple.
Tony Bednarowski is co-owner/publisher of Nature’s 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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Somatotypes — exercise according to your body type ......................................................................
by Leia mccumber
ou may have heard the phrase, “If you just work hard enough, you can have the body of your dreams!” Unfortunately, this is not always true. Our body type is what determines how we respond to exercise and nutrition, no matter how hard we may work at it. This is what accounts for a lot of disappointed and frustrated dieters. Have you ever stuck to a healthy diet and exercise regimen for months on end, only to be frustrated with the lack of results? Your somatotype may have been the culprit. Just because a certain celebrity does a certain workout and looks a certain way, doesn’t mean you can do the same thing to get the same results. Your bodies won’t look at all similar, unless you have the same body type. Even then, it’s hard, as there are many variations and combinations of the three main body types. We will talk about the main three here: 1. eCTOMOrPh: Slender, narrow shoulders and low body fat. Naturally fine boned, long limbed, narrow-waisted and unlikely to gain muscle easily. Famous ectomorphs include Lisa Kudrow, Kate Moss, Brad Pitt and Seth Green. dieT TiPS: In order to put on some muscle, ectomorphs must eat more calories than any other body type and consume more protein. Otherwise, their fast metabolism causes them to burn off any muscle gains. Ectomorphs benefit from diets high in carbohydrates and proteins, and moderate in fat. Complex carbs provide long-term energy to fuel the ecto’s naturally fast metabolism. Whole-grain breads, oats, pastas, rice and polenta are excellent choices. exerCiSe TiPS: Avoid lengthy cardio sessions. This can be detrimental to the ectomorph’s quest to gain weight/muscle.

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Ectomorph training should be heavy lifting to focus on gaining muscle, and should be in short durations. Use full-body movements like squats for total body workouts. 2. MeSOMOrPh: Tend to be muscular. Have large bones and solid joints. They often have well-developed calves and forearms. Naturally well-proportioned, muscular, strong, prone to having a highly efficient metabolism, highly responsive to any type of workout routines and generally good at sports. Famous mesomorphs include Bruce Willis, Demi Moore, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Venus and Serena Williams, and Jillian Michaels. dieT TiPS: Be sure to eat within an hour of rising each morning. Complex carbs, unsaturated fats and protein foods are important for a balanced, energy-packed breakfast. It is best to have five to six small meals throughout the day. Snacks must be healthy choices of whole fruits and protein foods such as raw nuts. Generally speaking, Meso’s have no need to cut back their complex carb intake in the evening meal because of their highly efficient metabolism. exerCiSe TiPS: If you’re seeking lean muscle while losing fat, use light weights with plenty of repetitions to change your physique. For best results, go for an equal mix of cardio and weights to lose fat deposits and gain muscle mass. It is essential to minimize rest between sets and repetitions to around 30 seconds and no more than a minute to maximize muscle development. 3. eNdOMOrPh: Typically characterized by round body type, with more fat carried around the waist line. Naturally medium to
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The case for cloth diapers ...............................................................
by rick martin
t’s a fact: chemicals are everywhere today. It’s most alarming though, when you consider the products you use to care for your children. Unfortunately, numerous studies show that disposable diapers — the very first product most of us buy for our children — pose a risk to them. Disposable diapers contain undisclosed chemicals — chemicals that aren’t found on the labels of Huggies® and Pampers®. Try calling Proctor & Gamble as I did, and they will transfer you until you are about blue in the face, and then won’t tell you what they expect you to wrap your child’s bottom in all day and all night long. This is your child’s clothing we are talking about, and you have no way of knowing all the chemicals that he or she is in constant contact with, many of which

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the risk of toxic shock syndrome. A study in the Archives of Environmental Health found that laboratory mice exposed to various brands of throwaway diapers suffered eye, nose and throat irritation, including bronchoconstriction similar to that resulting from an asthma attack. But, enough of all this! As a reader of this publication, you know that it is best to stay as natural as possible when making choices about the care of yourself and your family. You probably cook your own veggies for baby food (or buy from Yum Tum) and have every fact available about breastfeeding and drug-free childbirth. Well, the same is true for diapering your child. You’ll be changing 10,000 to 15,000 diapers in your household if you have a couple of children, depending on the number of changes per day, of course. And since some people choose to take “full advantage” of a disposable’s superabsorbancy, some children are changed less frequently — at the expense of the baby’s health. With huge numbers like this, you have the power to make a big impact on beautiful Mother Earth! In future articles, we’ll talk about the environmental impact of different types of diapers, even the differences between home laundering and commercial diaper service laundering. We’ll site our sources! We’ll name names! Just know that since you are reading this, you are on your way to being the best parent you can be!
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green cleaning for a green home ...................................................................
by kris koenig
aving a green home isn’t just about the building materials. It’s also about how you care for your home. Does it make sense to build a green home or sustainably remodel your home and then add toxins to it? That’s what many homeowners do when they clean their homes. According to the EPA, levels of pollutants in indoor air can be from two to more than 100 times higher than outdoors. Many of these pollutants come from the products that are used to clean homes. The products can contain volatile organic compounds (VOCs), which give off gas into the air we breathe. The off-gassing happens when you use the products and also when the products are in the bottle. The VOCs seep under the caps and through the sprayers of their bottles, so even if you have the bottle closed tightly, the harmful chemicals still get into the air in the home. The Environmental Working Group (EWG) reviewed and rated more than 2,000 popular household cleaning products with grades A through F, based on the safety of their ingredients and the information they disclose about their contents. In their research, they found that many of the common spray cleaners contain ingredients that cause asthma. They created a report called EWG Cleaners Database Hall of Shame. The most common cleaning products are listed in the Hall of Shame. The problem is not only about the air quality in the home, but also about the surfaces that homeowners, their children and their pets come in contact with.
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For instance, what are they cleaning their kitchen countertops with? They use products that they think are cleaning their counters, but in reality they are making their counters dirty. The first thing many homeowners do before they prepare a meal is clean the counter top with a common spray cleaner or wipe. Then they prepare their meal on top of this surface, completely unaware that they may be preparing food on top of a known carcinogen. Keep in mind that companies are not required to list the ingredients of cleaning products on the labels. So how do you know if the product you are using is safe if the ingredients aren’t disclosed on the bottle? And how do you know if an ingredient is harmful? The EWG has made it easy for you. On their website, www.ewg.org, they have a database of over 2,000 cleaning products and their ratings. When you click on a product, it shows you how it stacks up in terms of the environment, asthma/respiratory, skin allergies and irritation, developmental and reproductive toxicity, and cancer. It’s a very useful tool that can help you in your purchasing decisions. The EWG database is also useful in understanding which products are greenwashing, or making claim to be green when they aren’t. There are no regulations about the terms natural, green, eco-friendly, etc., so a company can put these words on the bottle whether it is safe for the environment or not. There are products that claim to be green that earn an F on the EWG site. The EWG Cleaner Database is such a

powerful tool that takes the mystery out of buying products off the shelf. Making cleaning products with ingredients found in the home is another option. There are many resources online and in books that provide recipes for cleaning products. One of our favorite resources for nontoxic cleaning recipes is www.care2.com, which has recipes and tips in the Healthy Living Home section. You can get a lot done in your home with just baking soda, castile soap and a microfiber cloth. But you have to do a little research if you’re going to make
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Not your mama’s metabolism ..........................................................
by Dr. steve Puckette

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ust like Alice gazing through the looking glass, things are not always as they appear. Metabolism is not just about a simple process of calories in vs. calories out. It is the centerpiece of our own personal energy infrastructure, the driving force behind converting inputs to our body into the energy needed to sustain good health. Think for a moment about how a coal power plant works. Coal (the fuel) enters the power plant. Under the direction of a central control unit, a variety of machines and processes turn the coal into electricity, which then powers millions of homes. Similarly, metabolism requires the same three components (i.e., fuel, power plant and a central control unit) to produce the energy needed to power millions of cells. Let’s look at these three pieces individually. Bodies require oxygen and sugar, just like a campfire needs oxygen and wood. Sugar is the easiest fuel for our bodies to use. Unfortunately, it has earned a bad reputation as junk food. But sugar itself is irreplaceable. If there is not enough sugar present in our bloodstream, the body can also use fats and carbohydrates from our diet as fuel sources. Next, every single cell in our body has its own little power plant called the mitochondria. These biochemical pathways convert the carbohydrates and fats we have taken in, into ATP, the electricity of our body. Building efficient power plants requires quality materials: the proteins, micronutrients and phytonutrients of food. Throughout life, our dietary needs
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fluctuate to satisfy the fuel and repair needs of our body. Being responsive to those needs requires us to pay attention to what we eat and how well we satisfy it. Up until about 100 years ago, people lived on organic foods. The development of fertilizers and pesticides introduced us to conventionally grown foods and a “better living through chemistry” attitude towards food. The high demand for convenience and shelf life degraded our food supply one more step and brought us to the Standard American Diet (SAD) of highly processed and junk foods, which have little, if any, nutritional value. Phytonutrients, the “magic” of food, come from the natural properties of herbs and spices. Garlic, for instance, naturally boosts the immune system. We may never know how many of these have been lost during the processing of real foods. We are bombarded daily with new fad diets. While there are always some people for whom these diets appear to work, they usually do not work for the masses. The centerpiece of a good diet is vegetables. We all need protein, animal fats and carbohydrates, but the proportion will vary depending on which of these fuel sources our body thrives on. We need to find the individual balance appropriate for us. Another aspect of our metabolism is how well we absorb the nutrients we eat. Digestion requires coordinated action of the stomach, small and large intestines, and liver. When digestion is off, we may experience constipation, diarrhea, gas, bloating

or worse. We do not absorb as well and we become malnourished. Our central control unit, the brain, runs all of this. Our brain monitors how much energy we have and how much energy we need in order for all of our body systems to function optimally. The nervous system sends nerves to every organ, but not to every cell. Our body communicates to each cell through hormones manufactured by specific glands, primarily the thyroid, adrenal and pancreas. Thyroid hormone increases cell activity and is needed by every cell in our body. Adrenal glands increase the amount of sugar in our blood stream, and insulin makes it possible for the sugar to get into individual cells. Metabolism affects the nervous system, which in turn affects the metabolism. Poor metabolism results in a “vicious” cycle, a downward spiral of one dysfunction causing another dysfunction. Taking care of your metabolism can turn this process back into a “virtuous” cycle, where improved function in one area of the body leads to improved function in another and another … and helps to return you to your optimal health.
Dr. Steve Puckette owns Puckette Chiropractic, 6315 Odana Road, Suite 101, in Madison and has been practicing chiropractic since 1994. He has taken over 700 CE hours in functional metabolic assessment, functional blood chemistry and nutrition, and is currently enrolled in a three-year diplomate program in chiropractic neurology through the Carrick Institute. Dr. Puckette has Hashimoto’s thyroiditis himself and became involved in this type of work when members of his immediate family developed autoimmune conditions. For more information, please visit www.puckettechiropractic.com or call 608.276.7635.
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SomatotypeS — exerciSe according to your body type continued from page 13

large boned, apple or pear shaped, prone to gaining fat easily and losing weight slowly, and strong but often fatigued. Famous endomorphs include Oprah Winfrey, John Goodman, Roseanne and Kate Winslet. dieT TiPS: Go lighter on the carbs and fats and moderate on protein. Eat more turkey, fish, chicken, whey protein, shellfish and salmon, olive oil, flax oil, peanuts, almonds, canola oil and walnuts. Eat most of your complex carbs (brown rice, grains, fruits, vegetables, oatmeal, whole-wheat bread, sweet potatoes, whole-wheat pasta and bagels) in the first half of the day when you need energy, and cut them back in the evenings while increasing your lean protein foods. exerCiSe TiPS: To lose fat and build muscle, an endomorph should follow workout programs that include both weightlifting as well as cardio. Weight lifting workouts should be low to moderate weight workouts with a high

number of repetitions per set. The endo builds muscle easily so the focus should always be on calorie burning and muscle shaping. Short rests of 30-60 seconds between sets are highly recommended, and maintaining an elevated heart rate throughout the workout is essential for fat loss. Slowing down or resting too long will cause the endo to lose the benefits of the weight lifting workouts. Consider circuit training and supersets. What is YOUR somatotype? Find a trainer who is educated on somatotypes, and learn how to feed and exercise YOUR body in order to work with the shape you have and get the results you want!
Leia McCumber is an ACE-certified personal trainer and owner of Serious Fitness, in-home personal training for women, in Madison. Leia has also been a massage therapist for six years and owned her own day spa since 2007. In 2011, she sold the business in order to focus on her fitness career. She provides practical, functional fitness training for women in the comfort of their own homes. For more information, call 608.438.6306, email LeiasFitness@yahoo.com or visit www.SeriousFitness.biz. “Like” Serious Fitness on Facebook for more diet and exercise tips, daily motivation and healthy recipes.

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your own products because there’s a lot of myths and bad advice online. You have to make sure you understand how a product may affect the surface you want to clean. It’s a little more work, not just because you have to make the product, but because you need to understand pH levels and what your surface can and can’t tolerate. Green cleaning is one of the most important steps in creating a green home since it affects your indoor air quality and every surface that gets touched on a daily basis.
Kris Koenig is the CEO of Natura Clean, a family-owned eco-friendly cleaning company based in Middleton. She is the first and only IICRC/ cleantrust certified Home Cleaning Technician in Wisconsin. Kris serves on the city of Middleton’s sustainability committee as its vicechair. She has a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire and an MBA from Edgewood College, where she received the 2012 Distinguished Alumni Award. Natura Clean received the 2012 ARCSI Professional Image Award for best company logo. Kris can be reached at kris.koenig@naturaclean.com or 608.215.6737. Requests for quotes can be sent through the website at www.naturaclean.com.

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Magnesium — the essential mineral making a comeback ......................................................................
by niki young

he essential mineral magnesium is at last developing a much-deserved spot in the good health limelight. It is known to play a part in at least 400 reactions in the body that are necessary for everything from maintaining bone health and muscle function to regulating blood sugar levels and

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magnesium deficiencies include over-consumption of calcium (balance of minerals is important), alcohol abuse, sugar consumption, caffeine, stress, the use of prescription diuretics, antibiotic use, liver and kidney disease, and oral contraceptive use. For all of the above reasons, most experts in the field today recommend the supplementation of magnesium in tandem with a good diet. Magnesium can be found as a supplement in two basic forms: chelated and non-chelated. Chelated forms are those that are attached to another molecule (often an amino acid). Common chelated forms include magnesium orotate, magnesium glycinate, magnesium aspartate and magnesium malate. Magnesium can also be attached to an organic acid (like citrate) or to a fatty acid (like stearate). The non-chelated forms of magnesium include magnesium oxide, magnesium sulfate and magnesium carbonate. Some research suggests that chelated forms of magnesium bound to amino acids are better absorbed than other forms. Suggested supplementation amounts are usually between 400 and 800 mg. per day.*
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what is gluten intolerance? ......................................................................
by marcia k. simler, cnhP

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luten intolerance is a malabsorption syndrome caused by a reaction to gliadin, a gluten protein found in wheat, rye, barley and oats. People with gluten intolerance cannot digest this protein and, as a result, suffer from various bowel abnormalities. Are you gluten intolerant? You could be if you suffer with bloating, constipation, diarrhea, fatigue, weight gain, bone or joint pain, dental enamel defects, depression, infertility, anemia, alopecia areata (hair loss), migraines, multiple sclerosis (MS), psoriasis, rheumatoid arthritis or any of the dozens of other symptoms now believed to be connected to gluten intolerance. While gluten has been a food staple in the Western world for hundreds of years, today the enormous scope of gluten intolerance is a health problem that cannot be underestimated. Unfortunately, many people are unaware that the symptoms they are experiencing could be a reaction to the gluten contained in the wheat, rye, barley and oat products they consume on a daily basis. While the world is just beginning to understand gluten intolerance, scientists believe it developed hundreds of years ago when our ancestors — who used to forage for nuts and meat — first introduced grains such as wheat into their diets. People with blood type O have this common problem, along with type A and type B. Blood type AB may tolerate a small amount, but it’s best to avoid all gluten. We do not have the natural grains we had 200 years ago. With years of modifications to these seeds, it is a shame the heritage seeds of yesteryear are not used presently. The villi in the small intestine — normally responsible for absorbing

fluids and nutrients — become flattened and deficient in digestive enzymes, severely reducing the area available for absorption of nutrients such as fat, protein, vitamins and minerals. One of the main reasons gluten is so devastating is that the place in the small intestine where it wreaks the most havoc is the site where B12 is absorbed. This vitamin is crucial for many cellular functions, including the body’s manufacturing of red blood cells, nerves and neurotransmitters. The best way to check out a gluten problem is to eliminate it completely from your diet for a few weeks. Most symptoms of inflammation will disappear within that period of time and be completely eliminated by the time you go gluten-free for six weeks. The best advantage to go gluten-free is weight loss. Our fat around the middle (spare tire) is due to gluten intolerance. Many people lose 20, 30 or up to 50 pounds or more just by eliminating gluten. Wheat gluten can spike your blood sugar worse than pop or candy, and be the culprit for diabetes and heart disease, according to the author Dr. William Davis, M.D., of the book, “WHEAT BELLY.” I suggest you check out wheat-free/gluten-free products to keep your body healthy!
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dowsing — connect with your intuitive self ......................................................................
by sonya Theis

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owsing is an ancient art with roots going back to all manner of people and cultures. Divination, which means to have perception by intuition, instinctive foresight or unusual insight, is another appropriate name for dowsing. Historically it has been known as the process of using L-rods or pendulums to search for underground water sources. You may also be familiar with dowsing as the process of using a pendulum to tap into the intuitive mind using a series of questions that can be answered “yes” or “no.” The pendulum used in dowsing is simply a tool or piece of equipment. What actually makes this tool move is the person’s own autonomic nervous system — nothing supernatural. The movement is created when the nerves in the fingers respond to the messages sent from the brain. Here’s how the process works in dowsing: the left brain (logical brain) asks the question; the right brain (intuitive brain) interprets the question and responds back; the left brain then translates this answer into a signal through the autonomic nervous system and sends this signal down through the nervous system to the finger tips to give the “yes” or “no” response to the pendulum. Learning dowsing is a very personal journey. A student can be educated either by self-teaching through books or by taking a class from a teacher who has the expertise in divination. He or she learns how to be connected to their intuitive self by being grounded and centered in Spirit, often facilitated by meditating beforehand. In knowing this important connection, their pendulum is then their communication between their own conscious and subconscious mind, and nothing else. As with anything, it takes time to learn

this skill. A student must stay focused on having a positive attitude, being patient and trusting himself. We all have intuitive abilities and dowsing is one way to direct those abilities in a positive way. For example, a practitioner’s “yes or no” question could be related to their own experience in the areas of food, nutrition, relationships, essential oils, chakra balancing or anything else where they want to know “what is in their highest good.” It is important for practitioners to keep ethics in mind when dowsing. If working with someone else, it is necessary to obtain their permission to ask questions about them, as to avoid invasion of privacy. Also, questions to the future are based on information available today, and due to changes in people or events, the answers will change with that. You can find a variety of resources on dowsing through the American Society of Dowsers, Inc. at www.dowsers.org. There are also excellent chart books to assist students of this art, one being: “The Pendulum Charts Volume I” by Dale W. Olson. This ancient art does lead the practitioner onto a path of self awareness and enlightenment. Try it for yourself and enjoy!
Sonya Theis, SRT practitioner, is owner of Rooted Spirit Wholeness Center, located at 6670 University Ave., Suite 102, in Middleton. She is certified in spiritual restructuring and spiritual response therapy, and is a teacher of dowsing. Sonya’s spiritual clearings through SRT direct Spirit to inner peace by replacing negative energies with positive. For more information, call 608.220.0406 or visit www.rooted-spirit.com.

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Ken-Adi & Sally Rae Ring honor spirituality in their bodywork, hypnosis and community service efforts

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aving a brush with death can certainly give you new perspective on life. some who’ve had such an experience even go on to devote the rest of their lives to contributing to the greater good. One such gentleman is Ken-adi ring, CHt, CI, LMt, of Madison. at the age of 19, the Mazomanie farm boy was involved in a horrific, fiery car crash that put him in st. Mary’s hospital for 74 days and through 14 reconstructive surgeries. It was a difficult journey to say the least. With extensive third-degree burns to his face, head and neck, and having lost an ear and a finger (which was reattached), among other injuries, he felt helpless, self-conscious and lonely. Ken-adi still remembers clearly the impact the nursing students and assistants had on him back in 1965. the massages they delivered each night made him feel good; physically, emotionally and spiritually. Imagine that, when being in so much pain and anguish, healing touch gave him hope. “When they put their hands on me, it made me feel connected, that someone cared,” he recalls. after his long recovery, Ken-adi decided to study massage therapy because of the tremendous impact it had on him during the struggle to regain his health. He found he had a natural knack for touch, for knowing what a body needs and for connecting with people. He concurrently found his studies in the art and science of yoga and meditation to be equally gratifying. It was then that Ken-adi found his calling and his way to serve people. He dedicated his life to the harmonious integration of mind, body and spirit — tri-unity.

on a mission of knowledge and service ever since opening his business: He is a senior licensed massage and bodywork therapist/instructor (longest practicing in the state of Wisconsin, in fact, with 38 years of professional service); certified hypnotherapist practitioner/instructor (10 years of service); certified yoga and meditation practitioner/instructor (39 years); mindfulness and intuitive arts consultant (30 years); reiki master, energy worker, hands-on healer (20 years); spiritual consultant, author, speaker, teacher, caregiver and wellness/spiritual events promoter. Ken-adi has had a full life traveling, practicing and teaching internationally. (He has been teaching massage since the ‘70s. He inaugurated the first massage school in Madison, the Wisconsin school of Massage and Bodywork, 1987-1989, and an associate Milwaukee campus. He closed the school to focus on his practice and creating events.) What seems to drive him, and draw others to him, is his spirituality. “I believe in the spiritual presence of one light. I bring spirit to every treatment, person, class or group,” he says. “In our ever-changing world, the spirit within is a never-changing constant source of grace. Our essential nature is spirit. this spirit permeates all things. ‘We’ are a manifestation of the One.” due to Ken-adi’s further studies and dedication, services through triUnity Wellife associates continued to grow over the years and included many aspects of wellness and awareness exploration that bring peace and healing to the individual and our planet. the philosophy of the groundbreaking “a Course In Miracles” (aCIM) and the Landmark Forum have been an ongoing influence in his life. He continues to offer the community a splendid avenue of personal and spiritual growth and describes his business's mission in this way: “tri-Unity Wellife associates is an association of staff and volunteers dedicated to the harmonious integration of mind, body and spirit. We strive for wellness and harmony individually and in our local and global community. We support sustainable, environmental and ecological balance. Our commitment is to serve the highest good of the individual, contributing to a healthy functioning and participation in our community.”

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Ken-adi officially started his service, tri-Unity Wellife associates LLC, in 1975, and it has been thriving ever since. due to his curiosity about reincarnation and ability to see energies around people as a young boy, he found it a natural progression over the years to study related modalities such as intuitive arts, spirituality and energy work. “all of my studies have made me a more whole person,” he explains. It is evident from the following list of accomplishments that he has been

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given to agrace HospiceCare and porchlight Homeless shelter, another one of the many ways Ken-adi gives back to his community. Many partners and assistants were a vital part of tri-Unity Wellife associates and Ken-adi’s life through the years for whom he is grateful. Most importantly, is his wife, sally rae ring, rn, LMt, who has had a lot on her plate as well, recently retiring as a neuroscience nurse (st. Mary’s Hospital) after 33 years of service. Her passion for helping others and being of service continues through her increased responsibilities at triUnity Wellife associates, where she serves as massage and bodywork therapist, and co-director at Wellife enterprises, where she is the on-site manager of special events. sally’s interest in pursuing massage and yoga, while still a nurse, was piqued after a 1995-1997 apprenticeship under Ken-adi. she went on to massage school and became certified, and has practiced her healing art since 2000. Ken-adi relishes in her creativity and her ability to artistically express her inner being and spirit. they share not only a love for each other, but also a love to serve others.

a health scare of another kind that came to light 15 years ago led Ken-adi to pursue his interest in hypnotherapy. as use of his hands became threatened and more of a struggle over the years due to carpal tunnel issues, he contemplated the fact that he may have to give up his massage practice. Ken-adi believed that hypnotherapy would give him the ability to continue to help and heal people. thanks to successful surgery 13 years ago, ring is able to continue his massage practice and now he’s doing great with both services. as a trained certified hypnotherapist and instructor, and member of the national Guild of Hypnotists (nGH) since 2003, Ken-adi opened KarInG Hypnotherapy. His passion for this practice remains today as does his excitement about the capacity of hypnosis to treat people and to help individuals overcome issues and reassert personal power in life. “I believe hypnosis can relieve, revitalize or move an individual to a better state of health and wholeness,” he says. “Be it the desire to quit smoking, lose weight, overcome phobias, sleep disorders or anything else, hypnosis can help release the hold of addiction and unreasonable fears.” Ken-adi describes fear as an illusion that we self-perpetuate, and says, “It can be treated.” He has also had success with helping individuals improve sports performance. In addition to hypnotherapy sessions, Ken-adi also offers a 100+ hour certified hypnosis training — approved by the national Guild of Hypnotists — twice each year, spring and fall. His next course is april 7-14 at Belle Haven Lake House in Beaver dam. He describes it as “world-class training that will define you as a professional hypnotist and give you amazing tools to at the very least enhance your practice or give you a new career option.”

Karen foxgrover, Ken-adi's event managing assistant. another important partner, Karen Foxgrover, his event managing assistant, began assisting Ken-adi and Wellife enterprises in 2001. as he explains, “although challenged by muscular dystrophy, Karen is unstoppable and central to the production team. Without her management and empowerment skill set, we would not have been as successful in bringing events and services to greater Madison and the south central Wisconsin community. she was a blessing when she first came into my office and still remains that to this day.” Looking back, Ken-adi admits that his career involved some risk-taking, pursuing projects few have. He has always taken comfort in this quote from “a Course In Miracles,” simply, “there is nothing to fear … Love is all there is. Love is the purpose for being … “Ken-adi further adds, “to discover the honor it is to serve each other and to do so out of love. When we do, we are simply serving our self.” experience a massage session (Ken-adi & sally) or hypnosis session (Ken-adi) with these unique providers by making an appointment at 608.256.0080. For more information about their services, visit www.wellife.org or email kenadiring@gmail.com.

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through his Wellife enterprises, one of south central Wisconsin’s premier transformational special event producers, Ken-adi has brought countless nationally and globally known presenters and artists to the Madison area, including dr. deepak Chopra, Wayne dyer, ph.d., Marianne Williamson, Bernie siegel, M.d., Joan Borysenko, ph.d., r. Carlos nakai and Chris spheeris. His efforts in this area have served the community of Madison well. He organized and held the annual Mother earth Festival Gathering (1978-1997) as well as psychic and wellness fairs several times annually since 1987. In recent years, Ken-adi has been able to offer two Wellife Mind, Body, spirit eXpOs in Madison each year through this organization, the 20th of which will be held March 9-10 at the sheraton Hotel. twenty percent of door receipts for these expos are

“Ken-Adi plays a key role in my mental and physical well-being. It is with his healing work that I am able to enjoy a great deal of success as a triathlete.” —Colin S. “I am a cancer survivor. In the 1990s, as a part of my treatment protocol, my doctor encouraged me to see a massage therapist. I have been seeing Ken-Adi ever since, rarely missing a week. I find his work far superior to others I have tried. He provides me with consistent, top-quality professional work. I have had 100s of hours under Ken-Adi’s skillful hands, and I credit him in assisting in my recovery process.” —Barbara R. “I am a Catholic priest and have been seeing Ken-Adi as my massage and bodywork care provider on a monthly basis since the mid ‘80s. I find his massage treatments very relaxing and revitalizing. I usually get 90-minute sessions. I am very grateful as Ken-Adi delivers a great massage.” —Father John H.

it’s a dog’s world! ......................................................................
by mandy Penisten
he dog’s world, though technically the same as yours and mine, is perceived very differently by your canine species than it is by the human species. Your dog makes sense of the world through his nose; while you and I primarily use visual cues. A dog’s sense of smell is amazingly more capable than that of any human. Their genomic set-up provides their nose with millions of receptor sites in their nasal passages, which allows a dog to detect and code smells far more than you or I. They also have an additional organ in the nose, the vomernasal organ, which allows them to further detect smells through pheromones and other chemicals the dog is able to bring into its mouth. Imagine that everything you see has a smell to it and that each smell is available to you at all times … so the jacket across the room not only smells of the person who wears it, but also the office they wear it to everyday, the car they drive and the coffee they drink (and tend to spill on the front). It

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Mandy Penisten is the general manager and lead dog trainer at Tabby & Jack’s Pet Supplies and Holistic Grooming in Madison and Fitchburg. She has been in the dog industry for many years helping pet owners ease new fur babies into their homes through training, care and nutritional advice.
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what the world needs now is … ...........................................................................
by Doug brown
t’s obvious isn’t it? We need food, water, clean air, a thriving planet, peace and, as Burt Bacharach and Hal David remind us, “love, sweet love.” Easy question, easy answer. End of story? Hardly. More difficult than knowing what we need, is knowing how to get what we need. This is an especially vexing problem today because it is our own actions and human nature itself that are depriving us of what we need. We stress the web of life, risking environmental collapse; we over-consume fossil fuels, exacerbating climate change; our burgeoning population is outstripping the world’s resources; our most brilliant minds have created the possible nightmare of nuclear blowback, and the greatest violent threats we face are from humanity itself. If the problems are of our own creation then the solutions must also lie within us, but our inner workings remain a great mystery. If we knew ourselves better, we wouldn’t be our own worst enemy. It certainly isn’t our intention to destroy ourselves. We just don’t seem to know how to stop. So what is it about us that perpetuates our self-induced problems? People have blamed ignorance, shortsightedness, distraction, denial, depression, fatalism, prejudice, mutual mistrust, selfishness and a myriad of other human traits. If the root of our problems is, in fact, these collective dysfunctions that are the aggregate expression of our individual failings, can they be changed? Can we, for example, replace our short-sightedness with broader frames of reference? Can we change distraction into attention, despondence into determination and fatalism into faith? Perhaps we can. Techniques for transformation have been studied and practiced in every area of human endeavor. In science we learn how to learn, explore and evaluate. In prayer we connect with our highest hopes and aspirations. In meditation we learn how the mind functions, and practice peace and compassion. In martial arts and athletics we learn to stay centered and responsive in the face of challenges. In social settings we form bonds of friendship. And in the public sphere we break down the barriers of fear and misunderstanding between ourselves and others, learning to collaborate with and appreciate one another. So there is much we can learn, and the most important lessons ultimately teach us to know ourselves. Tricia Yu (founder of the Tai Chi Center of Madison and my teacher) first learned meditation and Tai Chi in Taiwan. She believes such mindfulness practices are critically needed today. Today’s rapid pace of change, high levels of stress, lower levels
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of physical activity and constant flood of sensationalized media distractions combine to close us off from ourselves. Mindfulness practices restore the inner awareness we will need to understand and effectively meet the global challenges facing us. Perhaps because we sense this, more people than ever are engaging in meditation, yoga and Tai Chi. The challenges of today are likely the greatest humans have ever faced, and they call for a supreme, global effort to meet them. There is much to be done. But before any great effort comes a moment to gather oneself, to commit to the task ahead, to take a deep breath before plunging in. So, to meet the problems of the world, let us start by stopping. Stop and discover stillness. In stillness and quiet, we find repose and equanimity. Here we can notice what we know and what we need to learn; we can feel what is precious to us, what we want to protect; we can face our fears and realize our strengths; we can perceive our connections to the earth and find inspiration in its beauty; we can recognize our kinship with all people and be energized by love and friendship; and we can envision wondrous possibilities and be emboldened by hope. Thus prepared — poised and balanced, feet firmly on the ground, drawing calmness in each breath, knowing we are all in this together — perhaps we will begin to see not only what the world needs now, but also the way to get there.
Doug Brown has been a professional musician for 35 years. He also directs the Tai Chi Center of Madison, founded by Tricia Yu in 1974 and one of the oldest Tai Chi schools in the United States, offering classes for health for adults of all ages. For more information, call 608.663.8299 or visit www.taichicenterofmadison.com.

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Sweetened drinks can include some fruit punches and other fruit drinks that aren’t called “juice.” Labels on these beverages often claim “Made with real fruit juice.” While that might be true, they’re all too often made with a lot of sugar as

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“The symptoms of dehydration mimic those of hunger, so kids who don’t drink enough water could be mistaking mild dehydration for hunger. drinking more water might just help kids avoid eating an extra snack or two, indirectly helping them lose weight.”
Still, the drinks are not entirely devoid of nutritional value, so parents might want to decide if they’ll allow kids to drink sweetened drinks in moderation or remove them from the refrigerator entirely. valuable nutrients like calcium and protein, contributing to strong bones and teeth while helping build strong muscles. But when choosing which milk to give kids, choose fat-free (formerly skim) or 1 percent milk, each of which provides the same amount of nutrients as whole or 2 percent without also providing unnecessary fat. Even chocolate milk can be a healthy beverage option for kids. Just be sure to apply the same principles mentioned above (namely, choose nonfat or low-fat chocolate milk) and keep in mind chocolate also comes with extra calories thanks to sugar. So monitor how much chocolate milk kids are drinking. more water might just help kids avoid eating an extra snack or two, indirectly helping them lose weight. To learn more ways to help kids get healthier, visit the American Heart Association at www.heart.org.
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Sodas

Sodas have taken quite a public relations hit in the 21st century, and that’s likely because they provide no nutritional value. What’s more, many sodas provide more sugar than a child’s body needs, which will lead to weight gain and possibly even cavities or tooth decay. Children typically love soda, so parents might find it difficult to stop kids’ soda consumption entirely. However, soda’s status as a sugary, highcalorie drink makes it one beverage most parents will want their kids to avoid. If kids must drink soda, try diet soda instead. Though diet soda also provides no nutritional value, at the very least it’s a lowercalorie alternative.

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Milk is perhaps the most difficult beverage for parents to gauge. Many parents assume all milk is the same. However, whole milk and 2 percent milk contain extra fat the body does not need. All milk provides
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Kids might be indifferent to water, but water helps maintain a healthy body temperature and can even make skin look better. Water’s also important in digestion, helping the body digest food. Kids should drink water every day. In addition, parents who are concerned about their children’s weight should encourage them to drink more water. The symptoms of dehydration mimic those of hunger, so kids who don’t drink enough water could be mistaking mild dehydration for hunger. Drinking

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he ginkgo tree is one of the oldest types of trees in the world. Ginkgo seeds have been used in traditional Chinese medicine for thousands of years, and cooked seeds are occasionally eaten. Historically, ginkgo leaf extract has been used to treat a variety of ailments and conditions, including asthma, bronchitis, fatigue and tinnitus (ringing or roaring sounds in the ears). Today, folk uses of ginkgo leaf extracts include attempts to: improve memory; treat or help prevent Alzheimer’s disease and other types of dementia; decrease intermittent claudication (leg pain caused by narrowing arteries); and treat sexual dysfunction, multiple sclerosis, tinnitus and other health conditions. Extracts are usually taken from the ginkgo leaf and are used to make tablets, capsules or teas. Occasionally, ginkgo extracts are used in skin products.

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Side effects and cautions

what the science says

• Numerous studies of ginkgo have been done for a variety of conditions. Among the most widely researched are dementia, memory impairment, intermittent claudication and tinnitus. • An NCCAM-funded study of the well-characterized ginkgo product EGb-761 found it ineffective in lowering the overall incidence of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease in the elderly. Further analysis of the same data also found ginkgo to be ineffective in slowing cognitive decline, lowering blood pressure or reducing the incidence of hypertension. In this clinical trial, known as the Ginkgo Evaluation of Memory study, researchers recruited more than 3,000 volunteers age 75 and over who took 240 mg of ginkgo daily. Participants were followed for an average of approximately six years. • Some smaller studies of ginkgo for memory enhancement have had promising results, but a trial sponsored by the National Institute on Aging of more than 200 healthy adults over age 60 found that ginkgo taken for six weeks did not improve memory. • Overall, the evidence on ginkgo for symptoms of intermittent claudication has not yet shown a significant benefit for this condition, although several small studies have found modest improvements. There is conflicting evidence on the efficacy of ginkgo for tinnitus. • Other NCCAM-funded research includes studies of ginkgo for symptoms of multiple sclerosis, intermittent claudication, cognitive decline, sexual dysfunction due to antidepressants,
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Side effects of ginkgo may include headache, nausea, gastrointestinal upset, diarrhea, dizziness or allergic skin reactions. More severe allergic reactions have occasionally been reported. There are some data to suggest that ginkgo can increase bleeding risk, so people who take anticoagulant drugs, have bleeding disorders, or have scheduled surgery or dental procedures should use caution and talk to a health care provider if using ginkgo. Fresh (raw) ginkgo seeds contain large amounts of a chemical called ginkgotoxin, which can cause serious adverse reactions — even seizures and death. Roasted seeds can also be dangerous. Products made from standardized ginkgo leaf extracts contain little ginkgotoxin and appear to be safe when used orally and appropriately. Tell all your health care providers about any complementary health practices you use. Give them a full picture of what you do to manage your health. This will help ensure coordinated and safe care.
Source: National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM). Herbs at a glance. NCCAM website. References: Brinkley TE, Lovato JF, Arnold AM, et al. Effect of Ginkgo biloba on blood pressure and incidence of hypertension in elderly men and women. American Journal of Hypertension. 2010;23(5):528–533. DeKosky ST, Williamson JD, Fitzpatrick AL, et al. Ginkgo biloba for prevention of dementia: a randomized controlled trial. Journal of the American Medical Association. 2008;300(19):2253–2262. Ginkgo. Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database Web site. Accessed at www. naturaldatabase.com on August 20, 2009. Ginkgo (Ginkgo biloba L.). Natural Standard Database Web site. Accessed at www.naturalstandard.com on August 20, 2009. Ginkgo biloba leaf extract. In: Blumenthal M, Goldberg A, Brinckman J, eds. Herbal Medicine: Expanded Commission E Monographs. Newton, MA: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins; 2000:359–366. Snitz BE, O’Meara ES, Carlson MC, et al. Ginkgo biloba for preventing cognitive decline in older adults: a randomized trial. Journal of the American Medical Association. 2009;302(24):2663–2670. Solomon PR, Adams F, Silver A, et al. Ginkgo for memory enhancement: a randomized controlled trial. Journal of the American Medical Association. 2002;288(7):835–840. Strømgaard K, Vogensen SB, Nakanishi K. Ginkgo biloba. In: Coates P, Blackman M, Cragg G, et al., eds.Encyclopedia of Dietary Supplements. New York, NY: Marcel Dekker; 2005:249–257.
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The health consequences of leaky gut and SibO ......................................................................
by Jack a. erb

what is leaky gut?

Leaky gut refers to a situation where the intestinal membranes have been damaged by inflammation so they cannot filter out toxins as effectively. This allows toxins to be absorbed into the blood stream, thus irritating the rest of the body.

what causes leaky gut?

Leaky gut is caused by any number of things introduced into the body, including medications like antibiotics, antacids and corticosteroids. Other triggers include stress, diet, infections and decreased reproductive hormones. Leaking toxins can burden your liver and immune system! The damaged membranes can allow bacteria and viruses to pass into your system to damage other organs and systems. So you can see that this could lead to any number of other health problems.

what can you do to improve leaky gut and the many health problems it causes?

intestine. Most of the bacteria should be in your large intestine, or colon. Too many bacteria in your small intestine can damage the enzymes that are there to help digest your food. If you have an overgrowth of bacteria here it can leave sucrose (sugar) and isomaltose (starch) to sit there unabsorbed. This in turn leads to bloating, constipation, diarrhea and eventually, leaky gut. It is estimated that 35-50 percent of the general public has SIBO! If left untreated, it can lead to much more serious problems. Just a few diseases linked to SIBO are acne rosacea, anemia, autism, diverticulitis, GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease), IBD (inflammatory bowel disease) and Crohn’s disease. So, needless to say, it is a good idea to get tested. There are test kits that you can order through your doctor to determine if you have SIBO. Be sure your doctor is educated about these conditions. It will eliminate a lot of problems down the road of life!
Jack A. Erb, a natural health consultant, performs health consultations and analysis. He also sells Nature’s Sunshine products. Nature’s Sunshine is a 40-yearold company that has the ability and wherewithal to research where their products come from and whether they are getting the right part of the plant with the most nutrients. If you’d like more information, visit www.ErbHerbs.com, email Jack@ErbHerbs.com or call 608.655.4248. References: Steven Horne, Tree of Light Publishing, PO Box 911239, St. George, UT 84791, www.Treelight.com, 800.416.2887.

There are a number of steps you can take: • Avoid intestinal irritants like food additives, drugs and chemicals. • Make sure you have plenty of fiber in your diet to improve the time it takes for food to move through your colon (this should only be 18-24 hours). Fiber also binds the intestinal toxins, which can protect your colon from irritating foods, drugs, etc. that you are not able to avoid. • Drink plenty of water (alkaline water is best). Water is essential as is eliminating all soda and carbonated drinks. • Consider an herbal laxative and, of course, food enzymes. Laxatives should not be used on a long-term basis, however. • Evaluate your diet. Cut out greasy and fried foods. Drastically reduce hot bread (toast), biscuits, muffins, waffles. Cut way down on sugars and sweets. Do not drink when eating, but wait at least one hour afterwards for the enzymes to help digestion. No liquids with your meal means no coffee, tea, milk, wine or beer. • Exercise and stay active. Just taking a walk is good.

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loving yourself = success and health! .............................................................................
by Laura schuch, acsm-cPT

he foundation for success in ANY area of life, including attaining your health and fitness goals, is having a healthy self-image and loving yourself. This does not mean having an inflated ego or being narcissistic; those are entirely different than having a healthy amount of selfesteem. Loving yourself causes a cascade of wonderful positive things to happen and by nature draws more good to you than bad. Life is never perfect, and it always has its challenges, but people who love themselves handle their challenges with greater ease and in healthier ways than people who suffer from low self-esteem. When it comes to fitness and weight loss, especially for women, loving yourself changes the way you approach exercise and healthy eating. For most people, the focus shifts from a panicked feeling of needing to lose “X” pounds RIGHT NOW no matter what it takes, to a gentle and kind attitude of doing things that are healthy simply because they are healthy and make you feel good — and being pleasantly surprised when one of the side effects turns out to be the attaining of long-held weight loss goals. One other side effect usually ends up being the long-term adoption of healthy habits with more ease than when the motivation to do that is driven by a negative self-image. Learning to love yourself is a very individual journey. In order to learn to love yourself, you must truly WANT to love yourself, and be willing to consistently put the effort in to face and change old behaviors and thought patterns that do not serve a positive purpose in your life. The journey isn’t necessarily a very linear one, either. There are twists and turns, and sometimes
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Learning the art of self-love is one of the most worthwhile journeys you will ever embark upon. The road may not be straight and easy, but it will lead you to success beyond anything you can dream of, in every area of your life.
Laura Schuch is a certified personal trainer (ACSM) and the owner of BodyFit Solutions, a personal training studio exclusively catering to women’s unique needs, in Middleton. Her mission is to empower women to be their best, healthiest selves through exercise, proper nutrition, and fostering their confidence and positive self-images. Laura was active in figure skating and color guard with the Sound of Sun Prairie in her youth, has been an avid Pilates fan for a decade and enjoys long bike rides around the lakes in addition to regular strength training sessions. Find her at www.BodyFitSolutions.com or 608.203.8600.

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perfect! If you make a mistake, it is a learning opportunity. Accept yourself for who you ARE, not who you aren’t. Forgive yourself. The past must be left behind in order for you to move forward, and part of that is forgiving yourself. Be gentle, kind and patient with yourself. It is perfectly acceptable to treat yourself this way, just as you would treat your children or other loved ones. Dump the self-hatred. Start speaking love and acceptance to yourself instead of intolerance and hatred. It may take awhile to get used to, but the effort is well worth it. Praise yourself, even for the tiniest things you do well. Soon it will become a habit! Take good care of your body because it makes you feel good, not because you “have to” look a certain way or hit a certain number on the scale. Eat lots of fruits, veggies and lean unprocessed protein. Drink lots of water. Develop an exercise habit if you don’t already have one. Find forms of exercise that are fun and that make you feel good both mentally and physically. Have fun. Be grateful for everything you have.

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A monthly advice column for your energy system ......................................................................

Everything in the universe contains energy, yet energy is something many of us don’t understand. Every month Tina Bensman, a practicing clairvoyant and energy healer, is here to answer any questions you have about your energy system. Topics may include energy anatomy, dream analysis, chakra balancing, manifestation, life patterns, etc. The ideas written here do not replace medical attention. Always listen to your

body, mind and intuition when receiving advice of any kind. Dear Tina, Recently, I have had so many ideas. I am bombarded with projects I want to do. I make sketches and lists, and the ideas just keep coming. The problem is, I don’t actually do anything about them. It’s not like I don’t have the ambition, but I just don’t get off the couch and take the steps to accomplish anything. What is wrong with me? —Creative Procrastinator Dear Creative Procrastinator, Ah, nothing is wrong with you. Your true energy is aware there is a problem and recognizes an imbalance. That’s huge! It sounds to me like your 2nd chakra, which regulates creativity and ideas amongst many other areas, is working hard, evolving and going strong. The issue lies with the 2nd chakra’s connection to the 3rd chakra. The 3rd chakra regulates motivation, goals, to-do lists, success, confidence, personal power, etc. So the creative energy you are developing isn’t reaching the area of your energy system that can do anything about it. You said this started recently. So, was there a time that you were able to accomplish tasks with more ease? If so, when was that? What happened between then

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and now? Make a list of anything that occurred in your life physically, emotionally, mentally, relationally and/or spiritually. For example, did you get a promotion at work, or did you get laid off? Make a list of anything that happened, whether you think it’s related or not. Once you discover the reason your 3rd chakra shut down, you can begin to restructure your beliefs about this area. If you have always struggled with this issue, even as a child, I would consider the possibility that you came into this lifetime with a blockage in your 3rd chakra already. If you believe in past lives, I would examine this in a past-life regression session. You know that you have these ideas to fulfill them, and that is why you recognize the issue and are discouraged. Examining these potential blocks will not only help with this area of your life but will also open up much more. Good luck to you!
Tina Bensman, a Madison-based intuitive counselor and energy healer, is a lifelong student of the paranormal. She had her first clairvoyant vision at a young age and continues to see and hear energy. Tina is trained in clairvoyant reading and many modalities of energy healing, but through professional training she was disappointed in the methods many schools used to devalue everyone’s natural gifts. Tina started The Chakra House to teach how natural and easy it is to work with energy. She believes that everyone has natural intuitive gifts and can access their abilities if they realized their potential.
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Tension and trauma releasing exercises (Tre)
What are they and who benefits from them? ......................................................................
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RE is a revolutionary technique using six simple exercises to release stress and tension from the body that accumulate from everyday circumstances of life, from difficult situations, immediate or prolonged stressful situations, or traumatic life experiences. TRE is being practiced by thousands of people around the world and is quickly becoming a popular way to release stress. TRE evokes a self-controlled muscular shaking process in the body called neurogenic muscle tremors. The uniqueness of this technique is that this shaking originates deep in the core of the body in the psoas muscles. These gentle tremors reverberate outwards along the spine, releasing tension from the sacrum to the cranium.
SOMe Of The rePOrTed beNefiTS Of Tre Are: • Easily learned. • Self-empowering. • Self-help. • Promote less worry and anxiety. • Reduced muscle and back pain. • Greater emotional resiliency. • Increased flexibility. • Easily integrated into a daily routine. • Promote a sense of inner peace and well-being.

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this process can lead us through episodes of helplessness and hopelessness. It can terrify us by unveiling the fragility, precariousness and vulnerability of our humanity. It tears at the very fabric of our identity and radically redefines our view of life. However, it is precisely because this experience has burned the bridges of our past ways of thinking that we are forced into a new way of being. The old ways of thinking and relating no longer work for us, and a new way of being emerges. We discover that on the other side of this frightening journey we have the potential for a new life of compassion, peace and wisdom. David Berceli, Ph.D., is an international, renowned expert in the areas of trauma intervention and conflict resolution. For the past 30 years he has provided trauma relief workshops and designed recovery programs for international organizations around the world. Dr. Berceli has developed specific processes enabling people to manage personal trauma, as well as bringing healing and reconciliation between diverse groups. He is the creator of TRE. Dr. Berceli continues to be involved in trauma recovery programs and has just recently returned from working with the community, health care workers and first responders in Newtown, Connecticut. He has personally taught and facilitated the TRE technique to more than 1 1/2 million people. To learn more about Dr. David Berceli and TRE, please visit www.traumaprevention.com. He will be conducting a 2-day TRE workshop on March 9th and 10th in Madison. This workshop is free to all veterans and first responders on the first day.
Jacy Sundlie is a TRE Level III trainer, who recently moved into the Madison area and will be conducting TRE workshops here. To learn more about her upcoming workshops or about Dr. David Berceli and TRE, please visit www.traumaprevention.com. You can contact Jacy at trepromotions@gmail.com or 970.948.5154.
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breaking the cycle of antibiotics ...............................................................
by Dr. Wade anunson
ne of the most costly issues this time of year is lost work or school time due to illness. In 2005, 69 million workers missed days due to illness, to the tune of 478 million days lost, totaling $260 billion of lost economic output that year. Much of it is avoidable — yes, completely unavoidable. It’s true that we are constantly being exposed to viruses, bacteria, molds, etc. One school of thought is to kill the bugs with medications such as antibiotics and, most recently, prednisone. Although this very “common” approach is well accepted within the medical community, it definitely has its consequences of further weakening the body’s immune system. This shows up in repeated infections, furthering this downward spiral. Also well-known is the fact that continued use has created “superbugs” that have become immune to the antibiotics, constantly making infections harder to treat with these same medications. So how is it that some people make it through this time of year without getting sick or run down, while others seem to be sick more often than not? Well, they either have “super powers” or a healthy, adapting body!

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true! I realize that if you’re reading this article, you already see the body as having an amazing capacity to heal and adapt. This might simply be confirmation for your already holistic viewpoint of the body, and hopefully supporting what you believe to be true and self empowering. The cause is not the seed or the bug, but rather the inability to adapt to the environment, which is like the soil. In farming, cultivating a healthy crop requires a lot of work in preparing the soil. If shortcuts are taken, the yield is less than desired. There is no
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How do organic farmers continually create such beautiful, flavorful, nutrient-rich produce without the use of chemicals and fertilizers? How is it that some farmers believe you cannot have successful yields without pesticides, herbicides and chemical fertilizers, while organic farmers do it successfully without these aids? In our body, treating the “seed” by attempting to kill the bacteria or virus only makes them stronger. This is because as a biological organism, innately designed to adapt to its environment, it too is evolving to survive. The inevitable increase in repeat infection is due to the antibiotic destroying your naturally present “healthy bacteria” or normal flora found within the body. The insanity is to continue to treat the recurring infections without getting to the cause (the soil) and strengthening the body’s immune system.

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difference in our preparation for a healthy winter season in Wisconsin. Preparing the body means taking care of its needs, nutritionally and physically, with proper balance, exercise, rest and rejuvenation. To break the cycle of “sickness — antibiotics — sickness — antibiotics,” you must STOP the insanity of simply treating symptoms while the deeper problem goes uncorrected. I know this requires your awareness of a fast-paced, out-of-balance lifestyle that actually means we might have to change. OUCH! See, you were right. You’ve already known this, you’ve just been avoiding it. Your immune system is not only connected by the nervous system, it’s controlled through the nervous system. Your nervous system is the interface that allows you to appropriately adapt to your environment. Nature’s bugs are always around and always will be. Your immune system is subject to weakness and being thrown off track as a result of day-to-day physical, chemical and emotional stressors you’re continually exposed to.

"your immune system is subject to weakness and being thrown off track as a result of day-to-day physical, chemical and emotional stressors you’re continually exposed to."
antibiotics and then ear drops, only to end up being told I needed tubes put in to let the chronic infection drain. Thankfully my mom asked questions, chose to finally “break” the cycle and took me to her chiropractor. I’m a chiropractor today because it changed my life. Adjustments restored nerve flow and allowed my immune system to develop as it is naturally supposed to. Adjustments are a foundation for a healthy, adapting body, not a cure. It’s that simple. There are plenty who will argue that drugs and chemicals are always the way to go, while others will defy the mainstream and take accountability. I believe in you and your incredible healing potential. Every day I see seemingly average people healing through amazing challenges. I have the blessed opportunity to share

what’s possible with my community, empowering them with solutions that strengthen their bodies. If you are faced with a health challenge that seems disempowering, look within, not for what’s wrong, but for what’s not allowing your innate potential to express health. Restoring the balance of power is a process requiring time combined with effort and discipline. Be prepared for you and your child having to get through a crisis without an antibiotic “handcuffing” the immune system. If someone has always come in to fight your battles, you never get the chance to develop your own strength. This is the same with your immune system. In the end, you’ll win … you’re worth it!

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March 1-31 phoebe Saunders art exhibit phoebe saunders is a fiber artist and has created a body of modern embroidery work with many of her materials being sourced from absolutely art’s re-art sWap. artist Jennie nuese presents mask inspired photography and large scale woodblock prints. phoebe is the lead designer and Jennie is the graphic artist at absolutely art. We are thrilled to feature the works of our talented staff throughout the month of March. Friday, March 1 and Every 1st Friday • 6-7 p.m. yoga-empowered girls with heidi greengus Girls 11 years and up will learn new yoga poses, practice breathing and relaxation exercises, and journal about growing a healthy attitude towards self. Yoga guides youth to their own inner resources, building outer and inner strength, stability and balance. the Chakra House, 664 W. Washington ave., Madison, 608.237.6128. Cost: $12. register now at www. thechakrahouse.com under “events.” Saturdays in March usui and Karuna reiki® — reiki for children reiki translates as “Universal Life-Force energy” and is an energy system that is easy to learn and use. Classes include guided meditation, instruction, practice and a reiki attunement. participants will learn the history of reiki, about energy and the chakras, the hand positions, and how to do reiki on themselves and others in person or distant. as a reiki student you will learn a wonderful method for centering and relaxation that is always with you, which can be used easily at any time. Fee: adult classes $200, children's classes $100. Classes are held at Loving Heart reiki, LLC, 433 Grand Canyon drive, suite 2, Madison. For more information contact teresa at 608.346.3424 or visit www.lovingheartreiki.com. Every 1st Sunday • 6-7 p.m. introduction to reiki with Susan Shinn Learn all the basic information: what it is, and is not, a brief history, how and why it works, and answers for your questions. then stay for reiki sharing and try it for yourself. Believe Gallery, 155 W. Main st., stoughton, 608.873.3909. suggested donation $10. 1st and 3rd Sundays • 7:15-9 p.m. reiki Sharing hosted by Susan Shinn Get an energy boost from local practitioners and enthusiasts while enjoying warmth of fellowship with like-minded people. everyone is welcome, whether you’re familiar with reiki, or just want to try it. Believe Gallery, 155 W. Main st., stoughton, 608.873.3909. suggested donation $10. Every Wednesday in March • 5:45 p.m. classes on a rotating Series of chronic health conditions talks are given at the puckette Chiropractic office, which is located at 6315 Odana road, suite 101, Madison. Call 608.276.7635 for topics and registration. Every 1st Wednesday • 6-9 p.m. reiki Share group If you are reiki Level I or higher, join us the first Wednesday of every month. We'll begin with a meditation to leave the cares of the outside world behind, we'll share our reiki experiences and then provide each other with a reiki treatment. Class is free. Classes are held at Loving Heart reiki, LLC, 433 Grand Canyon drive, suite 2, Madison. For more information contact teresa at 608.346.3424 or visit www.lovingheartreiki.com. Friday, March 8 and Every 2nd Friday • 5:30-7 p.m. Kids pajama party yoga with heidi greengus Kids K-5th grade will enjoy a night of yoga postures, breathing and relaxation, story, song and games in their pajamas while parents can have a night out! please pack a meal for your child for our dinner break. a stuffed animal is welcome too. the Chakra House, 664 W. Washington ave., Madison, 608.237.6128. Cost: $12. register now at www.thechakrahouse.com under “events.” Saturdays, March 9-23 • 12:30-2 p.m. therapeutic yoga for Women 3-Week Series with tammy Sytsma this series class teaches breathing techniques combined with poses to help regulate and balance hormones no matter what stage of life you are in. We will also address the common ailments of women — low back, neck and shoulder issues by stretching, strengthening and building awareness in these areas. this class uses common yoga poses, so some familiar-

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Tuesday, March 12 • 6:30 p.m. in office lecture at anunson chiropractic Lecture is open to the public. More information to come. please contact 608.829.2250 for additional information. 2nd & 4th Thursday of March • 7 p.m. a course in miracles (acim) aCIM book study and discussion group meets at triUnity Wellife associates, 629 spruce st., Madison. please kindly notify Ken or sally at 608.256.0080 or email them at kenadiring@gmail.com with your intent to attend! Free attendance, will offering/donation gratefully accepted. “I invented the world I see; I am not a victim of the world I see.” —aCIM Friday, March 15 and Every 3rd Friday • 6-7 p.m. family time yoga with heidi greengus enjoy playful time with your family ages 3 and up practicing Hatha yoga. Increase your well-being and connection with each other. $12 + $3 for each add’l family member. the Chakra House, 664 W. Washington ave., Madison, 608.237.6128. Cost: $3-12. register now at www.thechakrahouse.com under “events.” Saturday, March 16 • Dinner at 6 p.m., show at 7:15 p.m. or Sunday, March 17 • Brunch at 11 a.m., show at 1 p.m. celtic cabaret and corned beef dinner Celia, touring songstress in the Irish tradition and Wisconsin native, returns to Wisconsin to entertain with two Celtic cabaret shows of comedy and song. expressive vocals evoke the soaring sound of Celtic women and the intimate warmth of pub songs and ballads. also comic Irish characters, bodhran, guitar and sound looping technology. Old Feed Mill, 114 Cramer street, Mazomanie. For tickets and info visit www.Oldfeedmill.com, call 608.795.4909 or stop in at 43/90 north earth, spring Green, 608.588.3313/608.795.4909. Cost: $30, includes show and either dinner or brunch.

Friday, March 22 and Every 4th Friday • 6-7 p.m. piloxing with becky pelnar piloxing uniquely mixes pilates and boxing into a fat torching and muscle-sculpting workout guaranteed to whip you into shape. experience the transformation as you attain a sleek, sexy and powerful self-image. at the core of piloxing is the principle that feminine is powerful, and it aims for women to attain a sleek, sexy and powerful self-image. piloxing blends the power, speed and agility of boxing with the beautiful sculpting and flexibility of pilates. add to that the fun and sexy dance moves, and you have yourself a piloxing class! the Chakra House, 664 W. Washington ave., Madison, 608.237.6128. Cost: Various options include $30 for 30 days of unlimited class (new, local residents only), $14 drop-in, $110 10-class pass, $200 20-class pass. register now at www.thechakrahouse.com under “events.” Sunday, April 7-Sunday, April 14 Spring hypnosis program at the beaver dam lake house this 100-hour certification training program will define you as a certified consulting hypnotist and professional hypnotherapist. Instructor Ken-adi ring, CHt, CI, LMt provides a certification course giving you the possibility for a new career and added dimension to your life. the program is approved by the national Guild of Hypnotists (nGH). Certificate upon completion with a year professional membership and great benefits! In just 1 week: 75-hours in class and 25-hours independent study. apply now for this program. Learn, experience, and share hypnosis demonstrations and practice. earn a rewarding living, improving the lives of others. please contact Mr. ring at 608.256.0080 or email Ken at kenadiring@gmail.com for this great course, professional private and group sessions! Saturday, April 13 • 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Kids day at anunson chiropractic We'll have face painting, balloon sculpting & snacks! Chiropractic can help stomach, teething, colic, headaches, bed wetting, leg cramps, attitude, trauma (especially birth/sporting), allergies, ear aches, colds and adaptation to growth. receive a complimentary consultation, exam, report of findings and adjustment ($115 value). Located at 8215 plaza drive, Madison. Give us a call at 608.829.2250 for an appointment!

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Kayser nissan 2510 West Beltline Highway, Madison www.kaysernissan.com 608.276.0236 Kayser nissan is the number one nissan dealer in Madison. We are a part of Kayser automotive Group, one of the premier auto groups with over 85 years in the area. From the moment you walk into our showroom, you’ll know our commitment to customer service is second to none. We strive to make your experience with Kayser nissan a good one — helping you determine which vehicle will meet your needs and providing you with vehicle information that is clear and concise. Our goal is to be your dealer for life. We have a number of class-leading fuel-efficient and environmentally friendly vehicles with 30+ MpG as well as a 100% electric vehicle with zero emissions. Whether you need to purchase, finance, lease or service a new or pre-owned nissan, you’ve come to the right place!

live and grow. this can only benefit our neighbors and our community.

grocerieS
basics cooperative 1711 Lodge Dr., Janesville 608.754.3925 produce@basicshealth.com www.basicshealth.com Basics Cooperative is a full-service natural and organic grocery store owned by our customers and open to the public. Our goal is to provide high-quality natural, organic and locally sourced foods and supplements to our community at affordable prices. We are dedicated to providing valuable information and healthy choices. eat Well, do Good!

peaceful Heart strives to offer products and services that promote and enhance emotional and spiritual wellbeing. We have many tools available in the form of books, Cds, classes, events and speakers to assist in understanding what our emotional needs are as individuals. We also have a wide selection of unique, fun and uplifting gifts including jewelry, music, scarves, crystals and angel cards.

education
blue Sky School of professional massage and therapeutic bodywork 2005 West Beltline Highway, Suite 201, Madison 608.270.5245 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 and become a massage therapist! Call today!

health & WellneSS
heidi’s healing house Heidi Kelley Verona • 608.575.4183 www.heidishealinghouse.com hkelley65@gmail.com Heidi’s Healing House’s main focus is working with the energy of her clients and their environments. she raises their vibrations to allow manifestation of abundance, joy and love into their lives. she offers a variety of services including energy healing, soul coaching, space clearing, etc. she educates her clients on ways they can heal themselves at home. there are many articles and testimonials on her Web site/blog.“My desire is to assist individuals, to turn their lives and their homes into sanctuaries, to create sacred spaces and to be a blessing to others.” Once a month, she holds a

booKS & giftS
absolutely art Meghan Blake-Horst, Gallery Manager 2322 Atwood Ave., Madison 608.249.9100 www.absolutelyartllc.com absolutely art is a communitybased art gallery, featuring a wide variety of fine art and affordable gifts. We purchase from local artists to help create a greater sense of place and to stimulate the local art scene. By buying locally, we help keep Madison a unique place to

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Green Earth ...................................................................18 Group Health Cooperative of SCW .................................. 5 Harmony Metaphysical..................................................19 Healthy Inspirations....................................................... 26 Holistic HealthCare Options ..........................................19 Kayser Nissan ................................................................ 11 Madison Area Rehab Centers, Inc. (MARC) ................... 33 Mind Body Spirit Wellife Expo .......................................39 Mother Nature's Diapers ...............................................14 Natura Clean ................................................................. 15 Natural Health Works ....................................................20 Natural Parenting Network ...........................................38 Natural Stress & Trauma Release...................................34 Peaceful Heart Gifts & Books ........................................ 26 Perennial Yoga & Meditation ........................................... 3

Puckette Chiropractic .................................................... 17 Rooted Spirit LLC ........................................................... 21 Serious Fitness ............................................................... 13 Spirit Elan ...................................................................... 37 Tabby & Jack’s Pet Supplies ...........................................24 Tai Chi Center of Madison ............................................. 25 Terry Naturally/EuroPharma........................................... 43 The Chakra House.......................................................... 33 The Erb Group................................................................29 The Intuitive Realtor/Healer ........................................... 12 Vena ..............................................................................44 Walnut Grove Chiropractic ..............................................9 whitedoor ........................................................................ 2 Willy Street Co-op ........................................................... 5 Wuz Fat ........................................................................... 5
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MeetUp Group at her Keller Williams office, “Living the Law of attraction, Mind, Body & spirit.” this is a group open to the public that is bringing like-minded people together. loving heart reiki, llc 433 Grand Canyon Drive, Suite 2, Madison 608.346.3424 teresa@lovingheartreiki.com www.lovingheartreiki.com Loving Heart reiki provides private sessions and classes in the energetic arts including Usui and Karuna reiki®, chakra balancing, the eMF Balancing technique®, crystal healing, holistic aromatherapy and spiritual mentoring. each of these healing modalities offers its own unique and life-changing experiences and creates for the client a sense of balance, health, well-being, vitality and empowerment.

here to support you to build a thriving, successful holistic practice! to get your Free “Holistic practice Building Kit” visit the GaHp Web site: www.theGaHp.com.

cies. We check over 80 points and suggest the natural way to heal. We specialize in essential oils and Bach flower remedies for stress & emotional balancing, eating for your blood type diet and sell wheat-free and natural foods.

maSSage therapy
blue Sky School of professional massage and therapeutic bodywork 2005 West Beltline Highway, Suite 201, Madison 608.270.5245 www.BlueSkyMassage.com Blue sky’s massage clinic is a teaching facility. Massages are performed by students who have not yet graduated but have completed the educational requirements to enter student clinic. a great opportunity for our students to complete state required massage hours while offering professional quality massages at a discount to the public! Make an appointment today!

Spiritual aWaKening
whitedoor, llc (previously TIBIA IntuAction Institute) 6225 University Ave., Ste 208, Madison 608.238.7328 www.whitedoor.org discover what’s behind the whitedoor … the journey of awakening to the inherent perfection of who we are. By exploring and testing self-imposed agendas/restrictions that limit the experience of joy and fulfillment, individuals are empowered to make choices that can transform their lives. whitedoor offers support through individual sessions — workshops — intuitive training — retreats — essential oils.

holiStic pSychotherapy
global association of holistic psychotherapy Shelley Riutta, MSE, LPC Holistic Psychotherapist Madison • 877.346.1167 www.thegahp.com Global association of Holistic psychotherapy (GaHp) is for therapists, coaches and healers who work holistically with your clients (or want to). GaHp is

natural health practitionerS
natural health Works Verona/Madison Clinic 201 E. Verona Ave., Verona • 608.848.8378 Monroe Clinic W4745 Blumer Rd., Monroe • 608.325.3209 www.naturalhealthworksonline.com We are a holistic natural health care clinic and spa. We use herbs, vitamins, minerals, enzymes, amino acids and natural foods. appointments are available for kinesiology to find your imbalances and nutritional deficien-

urban farming
goin’ lupi 5121 Loruth Terrace, Madison 608.274.1674 www.goinlupi.com somewhere between doin’ nothing and huggin’ trees, regular folks are goinlupi! Using humor to educate and empower everyday people, Farmer tina is a public speaker, trainer, community builder, motivator and (very) eccentric urban farmer. summer and early fall, she sells gourmet tomatoes, peppers, garlic and herbs at local farmers’ markets.

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the chakra house Wellness Studio 664 W. Washington Ave., Madison 608.237.6128 www.TheChakraHouse.com the Chakra House is a space for you to find balance physically, emotionally and spiritually in a fun, natural and intuitive way. every class, appointment and workshop incorporates your unique style, awareness and innate gifts to validate your ability to balance, heal and connect with your true self.

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