0ur goal is a simple one: To grow food, to grow minds and to grow community.

Growing Power is always looking for land to help us make our organic soil we use to grow our food and our communities. We are looking for 5-10 acres of land that will comply with Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources regulations for a large-scale compost facility. This site will allow us to compost food scraps and turn them into rich, organic soil. Every year, Wisconsin produces 500,000 tons of waste, which includes food that could be used as compost. We continuously strive for that number to go down.
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How to choose a massage therapist Want the power to change? Ragnar, the Viking, needs a coach! How I found my calling Ground yourself by coming into your root chakra Keeping your pets hydrated Choosing natural personal care products Intramuscular trigger point (dry) needling Good sleep health is a big deal How to detox What’s functional medicine? Health and wellness Q&A Do you think like a winner? Creativity … it’s in your hands

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from the editor
About two years ago, I received a letter from my sister informJackie Peters

ing all five of us siblings of her skin cancer diagnosis and imploring each of us to make an appointment for a screening. Growing up on a farm, we had extensive exposure to the sun on a daily basis. Back then, skin protection was not the hot topic it is today. Considering that our father and one brother both had suspicious growths removed as well, we are thankful that we are all currently “in the clear” and are more keenly aware of the danger. July is UV Safety Month — a perfect time to schedule a screening and to reinforce your efforts to protect yourself and your family from too much sun exposure. It is a fact: studies have linked overexposure to the sun with skin cancer. In addition, according to the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, “The harmful ultraviolet rays from both the sun and indoor tanning “sunlamps” can cause many other complications besides skin cancer — such as eye problems, a weakened immune system, age spots, wrinkles and leathery skin.” The need to take protective measures from the sun is quite clear today. Experts advise that we: • Avoid the sun at its strongest. • Wear proper clothing. • Avoid getting burned. • Go for the shade. • Use extra caution when near reflective surfaces. • Use extra caution when at higher altitudes. • Apply and re-apply broad-spectrum sunscreen/sunblock. Our authors are also passionate about sharing some healthy living information with you. Karen Block reminds us of the importance of adequate sleep for our mental and physical well-being. Kristina Amelong educates us about detoxing, or cleansing, in order to eliminate the build up of toxins from our bodies. Jill Greinke

encourages each of us to get in touch with our spirit to maintain a healthy soul. And there’s much more, so please read on! Best wishes to all of you for a wonderful Independence Day holiday. It’s a fitting time to contemplate, acknowledge and appreciate the freedoms we enjoy here in the United States! In health and happiness,

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How to choose a massage therapist ����������������������������������������������������������������
By Rob Reader


our best friend tells you, “You have to try my massage therapist. She/he is the best!” So, on your friend’s advice, you go in and spend $70 for an hour massage. During the massage, the pressure is too much (or maybe too little) and after the hour is over you leave feeling more stressed or frustrated because you did not get the massage you wanted. Why? Your friend said she/he was fantastic? What most people don’t realize is that massage is a personal experience. There are as many preferences when it comes to massage as there are people and types of massage. Some clients want very light pressure, candles, music, soft sheets and a dark room. They want their massage therapist to silently give them their treatment and then extra time to relax on the table afterward. Others have a specific goal in mind. They have an injury or a specific issue that they want taken care of and their surroundings are not a priority. It’s not that any of those approaches are wrong, they are just different. So, how do you find out which massage therapist is the one for you? First, you need to determine the type of massage you are interested in. There are many different types of massage therapy out there, so do a bit of research online. Maybe you prefer the experience of a relaxing light-pressure massage with aromatherapy and scented oil or lotion. Or maybe you prefer a good deep-tissue massage to work out the knots, aches and pains. You should also

consider what effort you want to put into the experience. This can range from a very passive role to actually being involved in big stretches and active movement to loosen joints and limbs. Once you have a good idea of what type of massage you are looking for, search for an independent massage therapist who is certified in that particular technique. Call those qualified individuals and ask questions. The person on the phone should be more than willing to answer your queries and concerns, and let you know if they are the right massage therapist for you. Some massage therapists will happily change their style to accommodate you. Other therapists may refer you to someone else that may better suit your needs. The important thing is that when you make your appointment, all your questions have been answered, and you feel comfortable with the decision you have made. Once the massage is in session, please keep in mind that you have control over how it goes. Tell the massage therapist if you want more or less pressure. Also, do not be afraid to let your therapist know if they are talking too much! Remember that you are paying them for your experience, so make it work for you. Once your massage is completed, you can then decide whether or not that massage was what you expected. You might have to try several different massage therapists before finding one that meets your needs. I am always surprised when I hear someone say, “I’ve been seeing my massage therapist for years but she/he never really works the areas I want her/him to.” As massage therapists, we love customer loyalty, but there is no reason to continue with a therapist that does not address your needs. Every massage therapist takes something different from their education and adds something to what they learned to make it their own. That can range from crystals to deep stretches. We all have our different styles and approaches. So don’t fret! Do some research, ask questions and be honest with your massage therapist. Somewhere out there is an independent massage therapist that is right for you!
Rob Reader has been a full-time massage therapist since 2005. He has worked on headline performers at Summerfest and professional wrestlers, and is the official massage therapist of the Milwaukee Ballet since 2006. He currently works in Mequon at Active Body Wellness LLC, 10620 N. Port Washington Rd. For more information, call 414.721.6942 or visit activebodywellness.massagetherapy.com.


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Want the power to change?
Be still and feed your soul ����������������������������������������������������������������������������
By Jill E. Greinke, MSW, LCSW, SAC

Grace is the voice that calls us to change and gives us the power to pull it off.  —Max Lucado, “Grace” hen I was at a workshop about dream manifestation this past month, the person giving the workshop gave each of us participants a Grace Card from Cheryl Richardson’s set of “Grace Cards — A 50 Card Deck.” The workshop leader let us know she hoped the cards would set a tone for each person and help each of us break the ice to open up spiritually. She also wanted the cards to act as tools that would help us manifest our own hopes and dreams — in essence, to find ways to create positive changes to our lives. One of the participants expressed that she was not really familiar with “spiritual” messages presented in the Grace Cards. She still went ahead and chose a card after the facilitator let her know it was OK if she chose not to. The facilitator also expressed to the group that the term “spiritual” means different things to different people. She explained that every person present needed to find a place within themselves where they could go to receive their own inner guidance and to open up to new ideas that would be given in the workshop later on that day. When you lose touch with inner stillness, you lose touch with yourself. When you lose touch with yourself, you lose yourself in the world.  —Eckhart Tolle, “Stillness Speaks” The rest of the participants chose their cards. I did the same. The card I pulled said: “Soul — practice good soul care. The quality of our outer life is always dependent on the quality of care we give to our soul.” When I read my card out loud, a woman who came to the workshop to learn how to manifest a new corporate position, made a comment that she was open to my card’s suggestion, but she wanted to know just how she should go about doing it. What a great question, especially for all of us living in times when our outer, fast-paced and “noisy” world seems to counter any chance of us getting in touch with our “still” world. In the midst of movement and chaos, keep stillness inside of you.  —Deepak Chopra


The card I pulled indicated what many spiritual authors and leaders have expressed: despite the seemingly endless things going on around us, we need to go inward in order to open up to grace, abundance, health and peace. To do so we first need to become silent and still. We have to slow down our minds in order to feel the benefit of getting in touch with our inner guidance — the whispers of our spirit instructing us with the things we need to do in order to maintain a healthy soul. Yet many people today believe that getting still and quiet is easier said than done. One of my colleagues recently sent me a quote by Someecards posted on Pinterest: “Men: If you ever wanna know what a woman’s mind feels like, imagine a browser with 2,857 tabs open. All. The. Time.” I laughed out loud when I read it because I believe that to be completely true. And though this statement was geared towards women, I think it is safe to say that both men and women feel this way on a regular basis. In that case, it appears to be within our best interest to work towards what the experts have suggested: finding ways to be silent and still in order to foster our inner guidance. To get in touch with our spirit, it takes daily intention and inspired action on our part. In order to do that, we need to close as many of our mental (browser) tabs as possible. We can start small with a block of 3-5 minutes of quiet time in the morning and in the evening. It is essential that we find a method to focus our minds on during each block of time. One method is to turn our attention to our breathing. We can do this by counting to three in our heads during each inhale and each exhale. Another way to focus is to have a cup of tea and stare at a physical object, such as a candle. We can use any simple little object in place of the candle as long as we set the intention to quiet our minds down by focusing. These focusing exercises: 1) guide us to more inspired ways of finding inner peace; 2) nurture our soul; and 3) give us the power to make healthy changes in our lives. Here is to feeding our souls!
Jill E. Greinke, MSW, LCSW, SAC, is a holistic psychotherapist and transformational consultant specializing in transformational counseling and coaching, group coaching, workshops, teleconferences, presentations, speaking engagements and consultations. To get her free report, “Five Steps to Miraculous Living,” visit her at www.jillegreinke.com.
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Understand and help your holistic veterinarian ���������������������������������������������������������������������
By Dr. Jodie

olistic is an umbrella term that refers to the consideration of the mind, body and spirit of the patient. There can be many modalities under this holistic umbrella. Even a surgeon can practice holistically. An allopathic surgeon might repair a broken bone and send his patient on his way. A holistic surgeon will concern himself with the rehabilitation of his patient and even the emotional toll that this hardship has caused the individual and his family. A holistic practitioner has many tools in his or her tool box from which to choose to manage a patient’s case. Not all holistic practitioners are the same. All holistic veterinarians have graduated from a conventional four-year veterinary school and have attained a doctor of veterinary medicine degree. Most have an undergraduate degree in addition. This amounts to eight years of college. However, a holistic veterinarian has pursued additional course work in a particular area of focus. Many have become certified in veterinary acupuncture, veterinary spinal manipulative therapy, Chinese herbology or food therapy. What all of these practitioners have in common is the breadth of knowledge of animal anatomy and physiology, and animal disease, that is not covered if


Who has the Expertise to Provide Your Pet with Top-Notch Integrated Holistic Pet Care? Exams/Consults Titer Tests Acupuncture/Laser Herbals/Essential Oils Radiographs, Dentistry, Surgery Natural Foods, Treats, Raw Diets

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one has studied only the human coursework for a given modality. It is not legal in the state of Wisconsin for a non-veterinarian to practice medicine, diagnosis or treat animal disease. In conventional practice, a veterinarian’s “bread and butter” consists of the rapidity of office visits for vaccinations. Most holistic veterinarians strongly believe in a reduced vaccination protocol and titre testing. Because titre testing often proves that patients are protected longer, repetitive vaccinations and repetitive titre testing become very unnecessary. This is good medicine, but loss of income for an ethical holistic practitioner. This makes it more difficult for a holistic practice to stay in business. Today’s humane societies and shelters have pushed for earlyage spaying and neutering of our pets. Many of these facilities have low-cost spay/neuter clinics within their facilities. What this means for the local vets is less income from spays and neuters in their practices. Some holistic vets are particularly concerned in that the opportunity to counsel clients as to the benefits and risks of spaying or neutering their pets is no longer possible. Indeed there may be some benefits to altering a pet, but there are also some conditions, including some cancers, which are more prevalent in altered pets. It disturbs holistic veterinarians that a client-patient relationship and consultation is by-passed in the rush to alter pets before they have a forever guardian. What sets apart most holistic veterinarians from conventional is the amount of time spent with the pet during a visit. All veterinarians are trained to perform thorough physical examinations, but holistic vets like to do massages and essential oils applications, and have lengthy conversations with guardians about nutrition and home environment. Clients appreciate in-depth explanation, and because holistic care is often unique, detailed explanations of options are often necessary. Holistic clinic staff members utilize a different skill set as well. Receptionists are commonly expected to explain utilization of
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Ragnar, the Viking, needs a coach! ��������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������
By Carol Michalski, MSW, LCSW


ometimes life lessons can be found in unlikely places. “The Vikings” television show on the History Channel has some fascinating examples of the importance of emotional intelligence! The hero is a gung-ho guy named Ragnar. Ragnar is an “intrapreneur.” An intrapreneur is an employee who shows qualities of an entrepreneur: has lots of initiative and creativity, is a risk taker, is opinionated and thinks outside the box. You would think most managers would be thrilled with an employee like this, but this is not always the case. Some may feel threatened or disrespected. This is certainly the case with Ragnar’s boss, the Earl Haraldson! One of the early episodes has several examples where having emotional intelligence skills, knowledge of social styles and awareness of employee engagement concepts could have made a difference. In this episode, Ragnar is at a “staff meeting” where planning is being done for the upcoming plundering season. Basically, he “stepped in it.” In addition, his boss reacted poorly to his employee’s demonstration of initiative. Don’t make the mistakes Ragnar and Earl Haraldson made! • Ragnar assumed that his initiative would be appreciated. In a meeting, he challenged Earl Haraldson’s old idea that they go east to plunder — same old, same old! He believed there were greater opportunities west. It had never

been done before. Earl Haraldson was not only skeptical, but chastised Ragnar for challenging his authority in front of the other “staff.” He ordered him to comply. Or else! • Ragnar went west anyway and came back with great treasure that he proudly presented to his boss. He made the assumption that the earl would forgive the transgression as the outcome was so beneficial for the “company” and for the

• Ragnar failed to read the room! He did

“company’s” future. Wrong!

not have a working knowledge of social styles. He failed to see that his boss’s own ego was more important than the good of the company or community. He assumed that everyone perceives things the way he does. • Ragnar failed to anticipate all possible outcomes. He brought the plunder
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How I found my calling ������������������������������������������������������������
By Heather Peterman
n the summer of 2003, I found myself sitting in the financial aid office of a massage school. Looking past the woman rattling off numbers and interest rates, and gazing at the sunkissed land and crystalline blue waters characteristic to the Gulf Coast, I found myself having absolutely no idea what this woman was talking about. “Why do you want to be a massage therapist?’’ What a question to snap me back into the reality of her confined walls. Looking up at the anatomy posters, I was reminded of why I was there. “Well, I guess I don’t really want to be one,” I responded to the president of this small coastal career college who entered the room like a ninja in the darkness. “I just want to help people and I thought this would be a good start.” The president stood there in her perfectly pressed business suit looking at me in contemplation for a few seconds. Then her lips pursed and curled into a smile as she replied with ambivalence, “I guess that’s good enough for us.” That day marked the very shaky and unsure first steps of one of the most incredible journeys of my life. It also gave birth to my bittersweet love affair with natural and allopathic medicine. If that last sentence seems controversial, my hope is that one day it may no longer be. Throughout my career, I have come across hundreds, maybe thousands, of patients, colleagues, friends and acquaintances who find the need to define themselves as an advocate of one or the other. For some reason, in our culture, we have attempted to divide these branches of medicine so much so that we feel we need field soldiers to constantly slay each other. To me, the two have always been two halves of a greater whole. As an acupuncturist, I would best describe these two seemingly opposite approaches to health as a perfect example of yin and yang. I believe that, just as yin and yang, they cannot exist without each other; that they are, in fact, codependent, and if you look deep enough into either scope, eventually you will find a spark of the other. It’s the perfect marriage of two complementary yet opposite pairs; soul mates, if you will. Looking back again to my massage school days, it was in the early days of my education that the roots for my previously mentioned belief took shape. We were lucky enough to have an eclectic group of instructors. The ones that resonated with me on the deepest level were: a Native American medicine woman named Tasa (meaning lightning strikes); a chiropractor named Christian, who, although he was strongly science minded, urged me to pursue acupuncture and eventually wrote the recommendation letter that gained me
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entrance into the master’s program for Oriental medicine; and a physical therapist with crazy spiked hair and exuberance for life that was just infectious. These mentors helped my young mind take shape and allowed me to challenge their ideas and develop my own theories. It was Tasa’s intuition, Christian’s mind and the crazy-haired physical therapist’s excitement that ignited the fire inside me that burns as a beacon for education and health today. I tell my student’s that back in 2003 my anatomy teacher told me that in 10 years medicine as we knew it would be changing and that it was us sitting in that very classroom at that very moment that would most accurately reflect that change. He explained that Massage Therapists were the perfect storm. With the understanding of anatomy, physiology and kinesiology and the energetics of touch and intention they are perfect catalyst for healing. Today, massage therapists are no longer only in spas. They are found in hospitals, PT clinics, chiropractic offices, acupuncture offices, hospitals and the list goes on and on. The benefits of massage therapy are widely accepted and, thanks to Tiffany Fields and the Touch Research Institute (Miami, Fla.), have been extensively researched and documented. Massage therapy is an excellent career for those who have an innate desire to help others, a scientific mind and an intuitive nature. An education in massage therapy serves as the perfect beginning for those who wish to go even deeper into more advanced clinical practices, as I did with acupuncture. The understanding of the human form and of its movements that was gained during those infantile days of my education has propelled my clinical practice forward with explosive momentum. That understanding gave me a solid foundation and still helps me interpret my findings today. After an additional eight years in graduate and post graduate education, I still find myself relying deeply on this knowledge. I will be forever grateful for the day that I unwillingly ended up in that coastal career college, staring at the vast horizon and committing to start my career in medicine by becoming a massage therapist.
Heather Peterman is an acupuncturist and educator. Her formal education was completed through Midwest College of Oriental Medicine (Racine, Wis. and Chicago, Ill.), where she completed her Bachelor of Science in nutrition and Master of Science in Oriental medicine, and is currently completing her doctoral work. Heather is the founder of Sana School for the Healing Arts and Sana Acupuncture & Apothecary.

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supplements, treats or natural foods. This takes time away from basic duties, such as making appointments! Pets are rarely sedated for minor procedures as is common in a conventional practice, so veterinary assistants are unusually skilled and patient with unique and compassionate forms of animal restraint. This all takes more time. Certified technicians spend their days performing conventional tasks such as anesthetic monitoring, surgical prep, and sample collection and analysis, but are also pulled in multiple directions to perform laser therapy, assist with acupuncture or give a massage. It is important that pet parents who seek holistic care are cognizant of these differences and understand how this may impact the ability of the doctor and staff to deliver the desired service, as well as the costs involved with a visit. Remember, when you seek your veterinarian’s advice regarding nutrition or supplements, and then purchase the product elsewhere, you are not honoring that vet’s education and efforts, nor are you helping that local practice stay in business. When you want to start out right with natural care for a new puppy or kitten, or for a pet with a difficult-to-manage chronic disorder, you will want to know that your holistic vet has been able to afford to stay in business!
Jodie Gruenstern, DVM, CVA, has been practicing veterinary medicine in Muskego, Wisconsin since 1987. She is a certified veterinary acupuncturist and food therapist by the Chi Institute. Dr. Jodie is the owner of the Animal Doctor Holistic Veterinary Complex, an integrated, full-service small animal practice. For more information, healthy products or an educational DVD, visit AnimalDoctorHolistic.com.

Potentially, Ragnar could have handled things in a way that gave him a better chance of getting “buy in” from his boss. He could have possibly obtained a “win-win” outcome for himself and the company by employing different strategies. Fortunately in our modern world of work, the outcome for missteps is not as drastic as in Ragnar’s world! Now we know where the saying “he got the ax” comes from! However, there are often political consequences. Great career management requires learning as many strategies as possible to navigate the occasionally stormy seas of work!
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Is there a proper protocol to follow when weight training? ���������������������������������������������������������������������
By Brian Bankenbusch, CSCS, CES, PES
here is often confusion about how to train for optimal performance, whether it be for sports performance, rehabilitation or just wanting to get back into shape. The National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) states that for proper adaptation and efficiency to occur, one must follow the structure of correction exercises first, stability second, endurance third, strength fourth and lastly, power. There are many reasons gym goers will start an exercise regimen: to achieve certain results like lowering cholesterol, blood pressure or body fat; for more aesthetic factors like getting bigger biceps or a more defined abdominal region; or for performance factors such as greater strength and/or power, or being able to run for longer distances. These are all wonderful goals, but they mean nothing if your body cannot function properly or avoid/recover from an injury. If one follows the structure listed below, the body will be what I like to call “primed” and, therefore, a foundation is set within your body for optimal functioning with decreased risk of injury.


“The body produces movement patterns for everything we do in life, and most times it is faulty in some way, shape or form.“
For some, the confusion comes when discussing the bottom, or most important phases. We often associate the words corrective and stabilization with injury, or rehabilitation situations. Keep in mind that you do not necessarily need to be injured to actually need these phases of exercise. The body produces movement patterns for everything we do in life, and most times it is faulty in some way, shape or form. By addressing the corrective and stabilization phases, you are merely trying to teach  the body correct movement patterns, and create a foundation for the small muscles within the body (stabilizers). Once this foundation is in place, your body will be more willing to accept more forces, and the strength will follow. You will have a higher possibility of injuring yourself or getting injured if these phases are overlooked. Think of it this way: Your body and all its structural makeup is like a car. In order for your car to function properly, it needs an engine (power phase), a strong foundation or chassis (this would represent the muscles in your body, and therefore be the strength phase), and gas (endurance phase). You have heard that oil is your car’s lifeline. The oil represents the stability phase. Now, in order for the car to move, it needs wheels. The wheels are the corrective phase.
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Notice how if you start from the bottom and work your way up, the phases go from large to small. Similar to the food pyramid, the bottom and much larger phases show the hierarchy of importance, and how skipping any phase will hinder optimal performance.
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Ground yourself by coming into your root chakra ���������������������������������������������������������������������
By Hope Zvara


ur root chakra, meaning wheel of light/energy center, is our first chakra. It is also known as the Muladhara, which literally means foundation or root (Mul means base and Adhara means support), and resides at the base of the spine. The Muladhara correlates with the adrenals. The release of adrenaline prepares us to react or act in any situation. This activation of fight or flight is brought on by real or imagined danger. The adrenals are the body’s call to battle; the need to be grounded and secure goes hand-in-hand with our ability to soundly react to what is going on in front of us. When our root chakra is unbalanced, we may see physical, emotional, mental or spiritual symptoms calling us back to our bodies three-dimensionally, to seek balance and grounding. Constipation is often a symptom of a blocked root; others include struggles with weight to the point of obesity and issues or ailments related to the legs or knees. They are asking us if we are able to stand on our own two feet. Those who struggle or suffer skeletal or sacral issues are often energetically asked to seek balance in the root chakra. Other issues of imbalance can manifest as feelings of hopelessness, anxiety, phobias or disconnection. When we are financially troubled, materialistic, greedy or resistant to change, it is time to look at our root. Take a moment and self reflect. We can often feel defensive when we are confronted with the reality of what is really holding us back, so take a moment and make note of the above, and meditate on where that is all coming from. When balanced, our root chakra holds a foundation of security, safety, order and routine. Muladhara offers us nurturance, a sense of organization and honesty; we become flexible and responsible with our own being and those around us.

How can I help balance my root chakra?

• Crystals and stones like jasper, clear quartz, tiger’s eye, hema-

tite, smoky quartz or bloodstone all help those with root chakra imbalances to seek alignment. • Aromatherapy using scents that create security, stability and grounding like cedar, sandalwood and cinnamon can help. • Food like root plants, whole grains, dairy, minerals, calcium and nuts all help create a sense of grounding and nurturance. • Commune with nature: When is the last time you walked barefoot or laid in the grass? Take time with nature to help grow your roots back where they belong. In balancing this chakra, it is important to focus on the relationship with the individual self. Who are you? When is the last time you did something for you, something to nourish your entire being? The vowel sound “oh” correlates with our root chakra a sense of letting go and coming into the self. We often use this sound to create a sense of release. Try verbally releasing the sound “oh” whenever you need a moment to just drop baggage and come back to yourself again. Also consider chanting “lam” (long a) 108 times to help gain a greater sense of grounding and balance in your root chakra. Use this chant in your meditation or yoga practice to enhance your experience and need to be in your root chakra. The verb “I have” directly correlates with Muladhara; when is the last time you used this phrase? When is the last time you allowed yourself to have strength, have health, have security? Many of us feel the need to live in lack (often trained from early on to live this way). This martyr syndrome often stems from the root chakra. Tap into your own unique honesty and see what needs to surface. Then
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By Master Jesse

hat is yin yang? Well, I am not a linguist, nor do I speak ancient Mandarin, but here it what I’ve learned. Some 5,000 years ago, the ancient Shaolin priests noticed that the hands and feet of aging women were in general cooler than those of men the same age. Since then, the cool energies have been dubbed as feminine and the warm energies as masculine. It was not intended to distinguish the differences between the sexes, nor was it intended to judge good or bad. Over centuries, the meaning of words and phrases take on different meanings. A good example is the word “fear.” When one hears the word “fear” one perceives terror. Two thousand years ago it meant “to stand in awe.” So, if one were to read a 2,000-year-old document on the subject of fear, one would believe the document was describing terror, when in fact it is describing awe. Today, in the Western world, yin yang has for the most part become male and female, having more to do with describing the sexes. Male energies are being described as “bad” and the feminine energies as “good.” Over the last 20 years, I have seen the newest interpretation hijacked and twisted to the point that it is now being used to divide brother and sister. Earlier this year, a homeopathic doctor recommended to a client that she set up an appointment with me. She told her that she had taken her as far as she could, that I had excellent success with others suffering the same affliction and that she knew of no one else that she trusted to get the job done. She called to set an appointment. After putting her on the calendar, she asked, “Isn’t there a woman healer I can see?” “Your doctor sent you my way because she knows I have the knowledge and experience, and that I get the desired benefits,” I said. “I need feminine energy,” she shouted. “Not that nasty male energy you carry.” I replied, “Do you want to be healed? If you do, I can help you. If it will make you feel more at ease, I will make sure my female apprentice is in the room at all times. Will that help you be more comfortable?” “Ok,” she agreed.
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Later, she called and cancelled her appointment, telling the clerk that “the nasty male energy cannot heal her.” (This person described herself as being open-minded, compassionate, spiritual and somewhat enlightened.) Two weeks later, her doctor called me. She told me that the client was very upset. She didn’t understand why she needed to come to me. She needed “feminine energy” like hers (indicating the doctor) or even that of my wife, who is not a healer. The doctor laughed, not at the client, but rather at her statement describing the doctor’s and my wife’s energy as feminine. You see, the doctor and my wife are very good friends, and they are both businesswomen in Wisconsin. Successful businesswomen in Wisconsin are tough. For instance, when my wife and I opened our store, I was having a hard time with one of our vendors. I told him we needed to resolve the situation that day, or I would be forced to turn it over to Jane, my wife. One man laughed and asked if he was supposed to be afraid. I said, “Yes!” So I turned it over to Jane. After Jane had a conversation with him on the phone, one-sided I may add, he became more like an agreeable pet. You see, when male/female energy is described, it has nothing to do with what sex the body it omits from is. Male energy is aggressive. Female energy is nurturing. Today, most men and women use male energy. Less than 10 percent of people use the feminine energies outside of the family. It makes no difference if one is male or female; we all have the feminine and masculine, the yin and the yang.
Master Jesse, Zenith Master, is from Mystical Earth Gallery, located at 112b E. College Ave., downtown Appleton. For more information, please call 920.993.1122 or visit www.mysticalearthgallery.com.

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As you can see, all of the car’s essentials that make it function are all linked together. A car is only as good as its individual pieces. If one piece is missing or working in a subpar fashion, the link is or will be broken (in this case stranded on the road). Many people would argue what the most important part of the car is, but in reality none of them are important if the car does not have wheels. The engine can have 500 horsepower, the oil can be the best there is, the chassis can be rock solid and the gas tank can be on full, but if your car has no wheels, you’re not going anywhere! The corrective phase is your body’s wheels. It is the part of the car we often take for granted, and many times even forget completely about. It is imperative that in order to get the most out of your body and its long-lasting performance, you must get a set of good tires. If you are currently injured, find a therapist to get your body back on track. If you are unsure of where to start and what exercises are most beneficial in the beginning to create the foundation for optimal performance, work with a certified personal trainer who understands how to properly train muscles to work together synergistically to avoid injury, while at the same time improving performance.
Brian Bankenbusch, CSCS, CES, PES, is the owner of Epic Fitness & Sports Performance LLC. He is a certified strength and conditioning specialist with over 10 years of experience training high school and collegiate athletes. He is devoted to bringing proper education and superior program design to the community. Brian is also a certified corrective exercise specialist, wellness coach and personal trainer. For more information, visit www.epicfitness-sports. com or call 414.464.2156.

use it pared with the phrase “I have” and see what manifests. You deserve to have all that you need and more. Yoga can help balance your “Yoga can help root chakra; practice grounding balance your root postures like bridge, tree, goddess, runners lunge, seated pigeon (foot chakra; practice cradle), bound angle and breathgrounding ing into the pelvic floor with pelvic postures like tilts. Do not rush these asanas and bridge, tree, practice with more love, acceptance and honesty rather than goddess, runners force, fear or anger. Yoga is about lunge, seated finding the best version of our self. pigeon (foot Does your practice have that? cradle), bound So slip your shoes off and step into the unknown, with the angle and knowledge that you have all you breathing into the need, and you are grounded and pelvic floor with connected to something greater pelvic tilts.” than yourself.
Hope Zvara is a yoga teacher, trainer and functional fitness expert. Creator of Core Functional Fitness™, Hope specializes in yoga, core work and functional movements. She helps yoga students, yoga teachers and a variety of fitness professionals experience a true mind-body connection through yoga and core functional movement and principles.

Hope is a yoga teacher, trainer and functional fitness expert. As creator of Core Functional Fitness, ™ Hope specializes in yoga, core work and functional movements; she helps yoga students, yoga teachers and a variety of fitness professionals experience a true mind-body connection through yoga and core functional movement and principles.

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How Growing Power keeps growing
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aving access to healthy, nutritious and affordable food is a basic human right. At Growing Power, we focus all of our efforts on fulfilling this aspect of our mission: to provide equal access to healthy, high-quality safe and affordable food for people in all communities. This time of year, we are growing a lot of organic and nutrient-rich food on over 200 acres of land in and around Milwaukee. We distribute it in a variety of ways, including strategic farm stands throughout the city (see right). Come visit us! Helping provide access to good food is only part of what we do. I strongly believe in passing on the knowledge and knowhow of growing your own food and building your own local food system. Growing Power has offered training and education for the past twenty years, and in 2008, we helped start the national network, Growing Food and Justice for All Initiative, to collaborate with organizations from across the country. Every month we


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hold educational and informative phone calls, meetings and more to share successful food justice projects and strategy. We come together annually for a three-day gathering, or conference, to teach and learn from one another. For the past five years, Growing Power has gladly hosted this gathering, and we are happy to share that this year’s 2013 Growing Food and Justice for All Initiative Gathering will be held October 18-20 in Taos, New Mexico. We encourage our community members to sign up and journey to the southwest for this incredible experience that will be sure to reinvigorate and spur new life into our work. I’ll be there to continue to build the Good Food Revolution and hope you’ll join me. Please visit the GFJI website for more information: www.growingfoodandjustice.org. I would love to hear from you! Share your gardening stories and questions with me. Email me at Will@growingpower.org. Growing Power also welcomes you to visit our urban farm daily at 1:00 p.m. for an hour-and-a-half-long educational tour of the
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e see many reminders for humans to keep well hydrated, especially in the warm summer months. Here is a reminder and tips to keep your pets well hydrated, too! Proper hydration is vital for the health of your dog, cat or any animal. Humans, as well as our pets, are made up of about 80 percent water! We often think of proper hydration as being necessary for keeping cool in warm weather. Indeed, it is! Our dog’s panting is her way of keeping cool through evaporation. Water in our pets’ bodies is also necessary for every function, including digestion, circulation and waste removal. Veterinarians suggest chronic levels of dehydration may lead to health issues, including impaired kidney function. You may be thinking that your dog or cat seems to drink enough at the water bowl, but how can we be sure our pets are getting enough water? Consider the food you feed your dog or cat. A dog or cat hunting for its food would be eating prey that is about 80 percent moisture. Dry dog and cat food contains only 10 percent moisture. If you feed a dry food, your pet’s digestive system is immediately trying to use available moisture in the body to begin digesting the food. Adding at least 1/2 cup of water to each cup of food and allowing it time to absorb before feeding will ease the burden on the digestive system. You can also add extra water to canned, homemade and raw diets. Some pet owners have been concerned that adding water to food may cause loose stools. Fortunately, this is not the case.

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By Sara Harder

ow many different personal care products do you use in a day? Start in the shower: face wash, shampoo, conditioner, soap and maybe shaving cream. From there, your beauty regime could include hair creams, hairspray, face lotions, anti-aging serums, body creams, deodorant, lip balm, sunscreen and more. According to the Environmental Working Group (EWG), the nation’s leading environmental health research and advocacy organization, you average nine different products every day, with 25 percent of women using as many as 15. That’s almost the same amount of food you ingest on a daily basis. But do you pay as much attention to those personal care products as you do the items on a restaurant menu or your grocery list? You should. Your skin is your largest organ, and it’s covered in pores. As a result, some portion of what you put on your body ends up in your body. So it’s important to educate yourself on personal care projects just as you would food. And the key in the hair care, skin care and nail care aisles is the same as it is in the snack aisle: Read the labels! The FDA doesn’t require any premarket safety testing for chemicals commonly found in personal care products. According to the EWG, such consumer goods are manufactured with 10,500 unique chemical ingredients, some of which are known or suspected carcinogens, toxic to the reproductive system or known to disrupt the endocrine system. And you can’t believe the word “natural” on the bottle, as there’s no FDA standard for that term. Manufacturers can even get away with “organic” if it’s in the product’s name. To make your personal care routine as healthy as your diet, turn the bottle around and study the ingredients. You might not recognize every item, but it’s important to watch out for a few:
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• Parabens: Widely used as preservatives in many cosmetic

products, these compounds have been linked to breast cancer, and reproductive and developmental disorders. • 1,4-dioxane: This known carcinogen exists in nearly half of all products containing ethoxylated surfactants. Canada and the European Union have already banned the chemical, yet it’s still allowed in the U.S. • Sulfate surfactants: This foam producer can lead to eye damage, depression, labored breathing and severe skin irritation. It can even corrode hair follicles and cause permanent damage. • Synthetic fragrance: Your product may smell great, but that fragrance also could indicate the presence of any of more than 5,000 chemicals, including some known toxins and carcinogens. • Phthalates: Used to enhance fragrance, this chemical can irritate skin, be toxic to the kidneys and the immune system, and even cause male reproductive disorders. • Glycols: This solvent can weaken the protein and cellular structure of your skin and is a known irritant. • Gluten: This wheat byproduct is an allergen for many individuals. You can add to your gluten-free diet by also avoiding it in your personal care products. For a healthy life, it’s important to pay as much attention to what you put on your body as what you put in your body. By simply reading the label, you can have natural beauty inside and out.
Sara Harder is a licensed cosmetologist and owner of The Colour Bowl Salon and Wellness Spa in Mequon. Sara is passionate about bringing natural methods to the beauty industry. This full-service salon offers organic hair color, pure and natural products, as well as nutritional and lifestyle coaching. For more information, please visit www.thecolourbowl.com.

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facility for only $10/person. If you have more than 10 people, call 414.527.1546 to schedule a group tour. Educational volunteer opportunities are available! Our National Training and Community Food Center is located at 5500 W. Silver Spring Drive, Milwaukee, WI 53218.
Will Allen, son of a sharecropper, former professional basketball player, ex-corporate sales leader and longtime farmer, is recognized as among the preeminent thinkers of our time on agriculture and food policy. The founder and CEO of Growing Power Inc., a farm and community food center in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Allen is widely considered the leading authority in the expanding field of urban agriculture. At Growing Power and in community food projects across the nation and around the world, Allen promotes the belief that all people, regardless of their economic circumstances, should have access to fresh, safe, affordable and nutritious foods at all times. Using methods he has developed over a lifetime, Allen trains community members to become community farmers, assuring them a secure source of good food without regard to political or economic forces. In 2008, Mr. Allen received the prestigious MacArthur “Genius grant” for his efforts to promote urban sustainable food systems. Later, in 2010, Mr. Allen joined First Lady Michelle Obama as she launched the White House’s “Let’s Move” campaign to address issues affecting American youth and the risk of obesity. In 2010 Allen was also recognized as one of TIME magazine’s 100 Most Influential People in the World. Since then, Mr. Allen has received numerous awards and recognitions, including the James Beard Award in 2011, the NCAA Theodore Roosevelt Award (2012) as well as the NEA Security Benefit Corporation Award for Outstanding Service to Public Education in 2012 for his work with children, teachers and schools. On May 10th, 2012, Will Allen became a published autobiographer. Read his book, the “Good Food Revolution.” This article was co-authored by Leana Nakielski, freelance writer.

Keep water bowls and pails clean and full. Bits of food can contaminate drinking water quickly in warm weather. Water dishes should be washed daily with a mild dish soap and rinsed thoroughly. Be sure to keep water in a place accessible to your pets at all times. Consider providing a steady stream of water. Cats and some dogs are more likely to drink an adequate amount of water if the water is running. Pet water fountains are available that provide a steady stream of water. Look for models that use a filter to keep the water fresh. Be prepared when traveling. Take water and an appropriate bowl or pail with you when you are traveling with your dog or cat. There are water bottles and portable bowls that make it easy to bring water along on car trips or dog park outings. Stick with the familiar. Some animals are less likely to eat or drink when they are away from home. Take water with you from your home tap if that is what your pet is used to drinking. Water quality and taste may vary in different locations and your pet may not like the difference in taste. There are also products available to add to your pet’s water that may encourage them to drink. Read labels carefully to ensure they have healthy ingredients.
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Arbonne personal care products are formulated without:
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he idea to provide skin care products unparalleled in quality and effectiveness developed in Switzerland in 1975, when one man, Petter Morck, together with a group of leading biochemists, biologists and herbalists, fulfilled his vision and founded Arbonne®. Arbonne’s skin care products, based on botanical principles, became a reality in the United States in 1980 and are now shared throughout the world through Arbonne’s network of independent consultants. Building on these same founding principles, Arbonne’s highly regarded product line has since grown to include both inner and outer health and beauty products that are unparalleled in quality, safety, value, benefits and results.

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The Arbonne experience starts with changing your skin, and then it’s about changing your life. Arbonne provides a generous compensation plan, an exceptionally nurturing support system and caring committed leadership. The Arbonne Advantage has four parts:

Arbonne products are healthy, botanically based and inspired by nature. It’s not just what’s in the products, but what’s not in them. These are products that embrace the possibilities of green chemistry, and contain novel ingredients and proprietary blends that deliver results.

Arbonne offers premium quality beauty, health and wellness products specially formulated to deliver targeted results and a sensorial experience. They employ consumer and clinical testing for product performance and to ensure proprietary products meet their consumers’ aesthetic preferences. Arbonne’s best-in-class formulation benefits from the latest advances in research, consumer opinion and input from their distinguished scientific advisory board. Arbonne combines the best of science and nature for beneficial results. By understanding the biology of the skin and hair, human anatomy, physiology and other health sciences, they develop botanically based formulas that carefully and honestly deliver on their promise to you. To ensure reliable results, they select the highest-performing

Arbonne is committed to the development of unparalleled products free of harmful ingredients, using a combination of botanical principles and scientific discovery. The commitment begins with research and testing to ensure ingredients meet or exceed industry standards for purity.

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Simply put, network marketing is a distribution system, or form of marketing, which channels goods or services from the manufacturer to the consumer through a “network” of independent distributors or consultants. It’s a wonderfully effective system that cuts out the “middle man” found in most industries. Traditional marketing moves products from the manufacturer to wholesalers, warehousers, shippers, advertisers and retailers before ever reaching the consumer. In network marketing, all of these “middle men,” including the advertisers, are replaced with independent distributors who distribute the same products throughout their own network of consumers. This way, the large profit that would normally go to the wholesalers, warehousers, shippers, advertisers and retailers goes to the independent distributors and those who help train them. Leading traditional retailers are known to spend 25-30 percent of every sales dollar on advertising, media and other promotions, while network marketing uses those same dollars to reward individuals for “word-of-mouth” promotion. Because network marketing relies on developing and keeping trusted relationships, the product quality and service is often much higher than standard retail brands. After all, if you are going to personally recommend a product to a friend, you have to believe in it! Network marketing is: • A challenging, yet rewarding career opportunity where your income is based on your effort. • Big business (upwards of $100 billion in goods and services sold globally) that is helping people put their lives back in balance. • Personally empowering. You can work at your own pace and choose your own hours to achieve the rewards you are looking for. • A lucrative, home-based business with a recognized distribution system, legal in all 50 states, with portions regulated by consumer protection groups, the FDA and the FCC.

The wonderful thing about Arbonne is that it’s not just about great products, it’s also about great people. The Arbonne family is made up of thousands of individuals working to make their dreams come true. Through sales incentives and rewards, travel opportunities, a generous SuccessPlan and great products, Arbonne offers a unique opportunity that can help make anyone’s vision for the future a reality.

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Donna Johnson, independent consultant, executive national vice president — Donna is an Arbonne pioneer, having started her successful career in 1987. She has the distinction of being the company’s first national vice president and top income earner. The Wisconsin native is eager to share what she’s learned to help home-based entrepreneurs succeed in their own businesses. “After ten successful years with another company, I heard about a fabulous botanically based product, Arbonne. Intrigued to ‘check out the competition,’ I absolutely fell in love with the product, and refused to use anything else on my face! After researching the compensation plan, I discovered that my May 1987 commission check would have been almost three times as much in Arbonne, plus I would have qualified for my white Mercedes bonus, Arbonne’s incentive car. So in August of 1987 I started as an independent consultant, and quickly replaced my income, then doubled it within one year. I became Arbonne’s first national vice president two years later. I work when I want, with unlimited income and advancement. However the best part is that I help other people become successful. When you love what you do, you will never work another day in your life!”  Linda Harvot, independent consultant, executive regional vice president — Another Arbonne pioneer, Linda has been involved with Arbonne for 21 years. Based out of Oshkosh, she treasures her role in changing people’s lives, both clients and consultants. “I began Arbonne as a client with no intention of becoming a consultant. At that time, I was working as a professional social worker. I loved helping people but knew that I also wanted to be a stay-at-home mom. Having my own business with Arbonne would allow me the best of both worlds, with ample flexibility raising a family. I began Arbonne before my son was born and he is now preparing to leave for college in the fall. What a blessing it has been to share those years with him. The support I have received from my friend, mentor and amazing sponsor, Donna Johnson, has been incredible. The friendship, support and energy from top leaders on my team has been immeasurable. Arbonne is a priceless, lifechanging gift that simply is meant to be shared with others.” Becky Schmalz, independent consultant, regional vice president — Becky, based out of Appleton, has been a part of Arbonne for eight years and considers Donna and Linda, her mentors, to be part of her family. Her experience helping others on their wellness journey continues to be extremely rewarding. “I fell in love with the Arbonne people and products as soon as I was introduced to them. So much so, that I shared the products with everyone I knew. Becoming an independent consultant on a part-time basis felt like a natural fit for me and worked well into my schedule as a full-time interior designer. The training I received, specifically a leadership conference, changed my life. Arbonne taught me how to become a more confident, effective leader. Over the years since, and with Linda’s awesome leadership and support, I have been blessed with the opportunity to help

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Intramuscular trigger point (dry) needling
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By Best Health Option Acupuncture & Wellness

Dry needling, often called trigger point needling or functional dry needling, is a single therapeutic procedure. Acupuncture is a collection of techniques creating a therapeutic experience. Dry needling is a Western medical term used to describe the insertion of a needle into a painful area of the body, typically a myofacial (muscular) “trigger point.” Acupuncture is a Traditional Chinese Medicine translation used to describe the insertion of a needle into a specific area of pain or “Ashi point.” Additional areas on the body are needled to support and sustain the effect of the needle used for your pain. Dry needling involves multiple advances of the needle. Acupuncture manipulates the needle without removing the needle from the skin at a specific depth, angle and rotational axis. Dry needling into a trigger point can cause favorable biochemical changes, which assist in reducing pain. Acupuncture via MRI studies, captures the biochemical changes that occur when an acupuncture needle is inserted into a specific point, reducing pain. Dry needling is done to elicit local “twitch” responses, which are spinal cord reflexes, to get the muscle to relax; the first step in breaking the pain cycle. Acupuncture elicits a “twitch” response,

which we call “de qi” or “arrival of qi,” facilitating the movement of energy. Dry needling is a trademarked term to emphasize the importance of evaluation and treatment by looking for the cause as well as the treatment of the symptoms, and further enhancing the outcomes with corrective exercise and specific follow-up care, perhaps with a referral practitioner. Acupuncture: When an acupuncturist

goes over your medical history, examines your pulse and tongue, and asks the “10 questions” or asks how you have been sleeping, eating, moving, handling your stress — they formulate a plan to treat both your branch (symptoms) and your root (underlying cause). So what’s the big deal? Why should you go to an acupuncturist for a treatment, when
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Good sleep health is a big deal �����������������������������������������������������
By Karen Block


t seems that you see a lot of articles about sleep these days, and you might be asking yourself, “What’s the big deal about sleep?” Well, a full, healthy night of sleep is normal and vital to your mental and physical well-being. Not getting a good night’s sleep is not normal, is not healthy and may lead to a need to see a doctor. Whether you get a good night’s sleep can impact everything from beauty and weight, to health and concentration — it can even affect your sex life. Sleep experts warn that not getting your beauty sleep can make it difficult to lose weight and has a dramatic affect on the health and appearance of your skin and eyes. On a more serious side, a chronic lack of sleep can lead to depression, Type 2 diabetes, heart disease, hypertension, stroke and even death. While there is no magic number for the amount of sleep you need, here are some guidelines from the National Sleep Foundation to help you determine what a normal amount of sleep is for you: • Children 5-12 years 10-11 hours • Teens 13-17 years 8.5-9.25 hours • Adults 7-9 hours

• Lead to depression, anxiety disorder and substance abuse. • Increase risk of accidents due to slower reaction time. • Decrease performance at work or school.

So if you think that a trip to the doctor is a good idea for you, here are a few things you can do to make your visit more productive: • Keep a sleep log/diary: Include information like your sleep schedule, when it is difficult to sleep, how often you wake up at night, occurrences of tiredness during the day, etc. • Make note of any symptoms you notice: Are you having trouble concentrating? Do you feel moody? Are you irritable? • Bring a list of medications and supplements you are taking. • Know your medical history, including dates and times of major procedures. • Consider bringing your spouse if you think he or she can provide helpful information about your sleep problems, including issues like snoring, unusual turning and shifting, and such. With your doctor’s help, you may discover that you have insomnia that can be treated with behavioral therapy rather than medications, or you may receive an order for an overnight sleep study, which can diagnose sleep apnea. Sleep apnea is a serious condition that can severely hinder your sleep and overall health, but it is treatable with CPAP and BiPAP therapy. It is recommended that you have your sleep study conducted in a “well facility” that specializes in sleep medicine. It is also advisable to shop around to make sure that your insurance is in-network and to find out what it will cost you if your insurance has a high deductible or copay before you schedule. Costs can vary greatly from facility to facility. Take control of your health and make sure that you’re getting the much-needed sleep your body deserves. After all, life’s a big deal — take care of yourself so you can make the most of it!
Karen Block is the owner/administrator of Endeavor Therapy & Sleep Center, 11649 North Port Washington Road in Mequon. We are open seven nights a week for our patients’ convenience and have availability of a board certified sleep physician. For more information about sleep issues, please call 262.241.8892 or visit www.endeavortherapyandsleep.com.

Poor sleep may stem from a myriad of things, including insomnia, medical conditions, reactions to medications and sleep apnea. It’s important to pinpoint the cause of your sleeplessness in order to determine whether or not it is necessary to see your doctor. Some people experience a brief period of insomnia due to jet leg, shift work, the stress of an event (e.g., weddings, funerals, relocation, work deadline), a cold or flu type illness, or from side effects of pain medications prescribed for an injury or post-operation. But if you have experienced insomnia for more than a couple of weeks, you should consult your doctor to determine the cause of the problem and how you can get back to a healthy sleeping pattern. Left unchecked, a lack of sleep can: • Increase the risk and severity of long-term illness (e.g., heart disease, high blood pressure and diabetes). • Lead to weight gain or obesity. • Negatively affect the immune system.
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you can get physical therapy and dry needling? Ask yourself why you would want to go to a specialist for your lungs or heart, when you could go to your dentist and get your teeth cleaned while being examined for your heart condition? Practitioners are all the same, aren’t they? Physical therapists are exceptionally trained people in the area of remediation of impairment and disability with focus on improving activities of daily living and quality of life. They have trained hard and long to be able to identify those needs in a patient. However, when a physical therapist is trained in dry needling, the requirements for certification can be as little as 27 hours of classroom, demonstration and hands-on lab work, with as little as 200 logged dry needling sessions. When treated by a master’s prepared, licensed acupuncturist, you know they have had at least 3 years of classroom, demonstration and hands-on lab work as well as 2-3 years of clinic internship (which may include an internship in China); over 3,000 hours of training to identify and treat your issues with a specific skill in the manipulation of needles. When you choose your physician, you choose a practitioner

“If you are thinking about trying acupuncture or dry needling, review practitioners’ websites, biographies, experience and focus of their field.”

who can meet your needs. If you require a specialist, your physician will refer you to someone who will specifically be trained to ask the correct questions, assess the correct area and create a plan of care that will treat your ailment. Those same criteria should apply to complementary and holistic medicine. If you are thinking about trying acupuncture or dry needling, review practitioners’ websites, biographies, experience and focus of their field. Call and ask questions, review their procedure, visit their area of business and get a feel for the working energy of the space. Whomever you choose, please be sure that the practitioner, therapist or acupuncturist has the credentials and skill that will meet your needs as an individual, not a disease or disorder, will take the time to educate you about other options to help create a healing environment, and will make you feel your best and live your best.
Stephanie M. Best, RN, CCRN, MSOM, L.A.c, Carey L. Garcia, MSOM, L.A.c, Nicole M. Krakow, MSOM, LMT, L.A.c, are master’sprepared, state licensed practitioners and owners/ operators of Best Health Option Acupuncture & Wellness clinics in Germantown and Racine. For more information, visit www.besthealthoption.co or call 262.293.4493.

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here are nine known species of echinacea, all of which are native to the United States and southern Canada. The most commonly used is Echinacea purpurea. Echinacea has traditionally been used for colds, flu and other infections, based on the idea that it might stimulate the immune system to more effectively fight infection. Less common folk or traditional uses of echinacea include for wounds and skin problems, such as acne or boils. The aboveground parts of the plant and roots of echinacea are used fresh or dried to make teas, squeezed (expressed) juice, extracts or preparations for external use. Study results are mixed on whether echinacea can prevent or effectively treat upper respiratory tract infections such as the common cold. For example, two NCCAM-funded studies did not find a benefit from echinacea, either as Echinacea purpurea fresh-pressed juice for treating colds in children, or as an unrefined mixture of Echinacea angustifolia root and Echinacea purpurea root and herb in adults. However, other studies have shown that echinacea may be beneficial in treating upper respiratory infections. The National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM) is continuing to support the study of echinacea for the treatment of upper respiratory infections. NCCAM is also studying echinacea for its potential effects on the immune system.


echinacea if they are allergic to related plants in the daisy family, which includes ragweed, chrysanthemums, marigolds and daisies. Also, people with asthma or atopy (a genetic tendency toward allergic reactions) may be more likely to have an allergic reaction when taking echinacea. Tell all your health care providers about any complementary health practices you use. Give them a full picture of what you do to manage your health. This will help ensure coordinated and safe care.
Sources: Barrett BP, Brown RL, Locken K, et al. Treatment of the common cold with unrefined echinacea: a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial. Annals of Internal Medicine. 2002;137(12):939–946. Echinacea. In: Blumenthal M, Goldberg A, Brinckman J, eds. Herbal Medicine: Expanded Commission E Monographs. Newton, MA: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins; 2000:88–102. Echinacea. Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database Web site. Accessed at www.naturaldatabase.com on May 11, 2009. Echinacea (E. angustifolia DC, E. pallida, E. purpurea). Natural Standard Database Web site. Accessed at www.naturalstandard.com on June 1, 2009. Fugh-Berman A. Echinacea for the prevention and treatment of upper respiratory infections. Seminars in Integrative Medicine. 2003;1(2):106–111. O’Neil J, Hughes S, Lourie A, et al. Effects of echinacea on the frequency of upper respiratory tract symptoms: a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial. Annals of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology. 2008;100(4):384–388. Shah SA, Sander S, White CM, et al. Evaluation of echinacea for the prevention and treatment of the common cold: a meta-analysis. Lancet Infectious Diseases. 2007;7(7):473–480. Taylor JA, Weber W, Standish L, et al. Efficacy and safety of echinacea in treating upper respiratory tract infections in children: a randomized controlled trial. Journal of the American Medical Association. 2003;290(21):2824–2830. Turner RB, Bauer R, Woelkart K, et al. An evaluation of Echinacea angustifolia in experimental rhinovirus infections. New England Journal of Medicine. 2005;353(4):341–348.

What the science says

Side effects and cautions

When taken by mouth, echinacea usually does not cause side effects. However, some people experience allergic reactions, including rashes, increased asthma and anaphylaxis (a life-threatening allergic reaction). In clinical trials, gastrointestinal side effects were most common. People are more likely to experience allergic reactions to
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How to detox ����������������������������������������������������������������
By Kristina Amelong


NYTIME is the perfect time to embark on a bodily cleanse or to detox your body. You detox your body for many reasons: • Detox to quit smoking. • Detox to quit drinking. • Detox to lose weight. • Detox to improve your mood. • Detox to increase your energy. • Detox to balance your hormones.
Did you know that colon cleansing has fantastic benefits? Did you know that you can completely cleanse your colon in the privacy of your own home? Did you know that therapeutic grade essential oils offer more benefit when taken in the colon, especially for health issues like Lyme disease, cancer, fibromyalgia and prostate issues?

But, what is the best way to cleanse, or detox, your body? As the famous TV doctor, Dr. Oz, points out, “… the body has its own extraordinary internal detoxification system. Here’s a brief look at three critical organs involved: • The liver: Your first line of defense against toxins is your liver, which acts like a filter in preventing toxic substances contained in foods from passing into your blood stream. • The colon: This organ has bacteria that produce both healthy and unhealthy chemicals. You want to keep your colon flowing regularly since its main role is to flush out toxic chemicals before they can do you any harm.    • The kidneys: Like clockwork, the kidneys are constantly filtering your blood and getting rid of toxins in the form of urine. In other words, for a detox program to truly work, you need to maintain these three key organs!” I absolutely agree with Dr. Oz! And, I have a few helpful tools to add to assist you during your detox program to support these three critical organs. First, cleanse your colon. Take an enema or have a colonic once a day for a week, then every other day for a week, then once a week
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What’s functional medicine? ��������������������������������������������������
By John Whitcomb, MD


unctional medicine is simply how your body functions! It’s what all medicine should be but has gradually strayed away from. We have become obsessed with the cure of diseases and all wrapped up in doing high-priced procedures because that is where the money is. The curiosity with cause and effect has become lost. Instead, we settle for national guidelines, established by large committees that often represent entrenched egos and established economic vested interests (read hospitals, pharmaceutical industry, insurance industry, tenured professors). No wonder it takes 17 years for innovation to get from the bench to the bedside. Ever wonder why the news you hear on your TV isn’t consistent with what your doctor does? That’s the reason. It’s not in the guidelines for another 17 years. So, don’t hold your breath! But research and medical progress is racing along. There is lots of new stuff happening, much of it being discovered around the world in other cultures and societies. When we travel globally and look at other environments and societies, we find dramatic differences from what is considered dogma in America. Take for example broken hips. Did you know that American women break their hips at least 80 times as often as women in other cultures? Ever wonder why? A fall with a broken bone is a higher risk for premature death for women over age 65 than cancer or heart disease. We dread cancer and heart disease, but broken bones “fall” below the radar. The COMB study, released last fall from Canada, now gives us a clue as to why. Vitamin K2 was added to vitamin D, fish oil, strontium and magnesium to result in bone density increasing at twice the rate of any modern osteoporosis drug, all without side effects and at pennies of cost. Hmm. Have you heard about the COMB study? No! You see ad after ad on television for all the osteoporosis drugs that have terrible potential side effects. You see lots of actors with white upper lips advertising milk. Did you notice the COMB study didn’t include calcium? Did you notice that it did include magnesium? These are all new ideas not included in the modern, standard teaching promulgated by out-of-date health care dogma. How did our bones go wrong in America? The picture is emerging. K2 is the new ingredient in the COMB study. K2 is produced by grass-fed
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animals. American farms shifted cows off the pasture onto the feedlot about 70-100 years ago. The K2 in our food supply has subsequently plummeted. It takes decades for bones to become weak. In fact, your bone density as a teen predicts your bone density as an “elder,” so bone density is really a life-long quest. The good news: the end of osteoporosis may be at hand in the simple, gentle, life-long application of proper food, exercise and vitamin K2. And that’s functional medicine in a nutshell. Our food is our strongest medicine. But there are other bodily systems that need balancing after becoming badly out of balance. Once human physiology is deeply understood, dramatic things can happen. Coronary artery disease can be reversed with food and proper hormones/supplements. Cancer can be tamed and turned into a chronic disease. Diabetes can be reversed. Alzheimer’s can be forestalled, delayed, softened. Functional medicine isn’t “alternative” or some sort of weird medicine. It’s really state-of-the-art and cutting-edge because it addresses the key elements of the body’s physiology. Disease arises, for the most part, from many years of imbalance. Granted, once in a while we have disasters and unexpected health challenges, but for the most part, our illnesses arise from our lifestyle choices, many of which we are not even aware we are making. The mercury and lead in our environment may have poisoned you without you even being aware. The chemicals on your lawn may have lowered your hormones without your knowledge. The GMO alterations to your food grains may have affected you without you even being aware. Watch this column. We’ll share with you in the months ahead just how you might avoid ever getting breast cancer, appendicitis or maybe even the flu. Or, imagine losing weight and keeping it off, for good!
Dr. John Whitcomb is the first physician in Wisconsin to be both board certified by the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine and have a master’s degree from an American medical school in metabolic and nutritional medicine. His office, Brookfield Longevity & Healthy Living Clinic, is located at 17585 W. North Ave., Suite 160. For more information, call 262.784.5593 or visit www.LiveLongMD.com.


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for a month. Colon cleansing, using therapeutic enema solutions like Young Living essential oils, sea salt and coffee, is an effective way to keep your colon flowing regularly and assists the colon to optimize for healthy bacteria. The colonics or the enema series are also effective ways to help your liver with its incredibly important job with the addition of the coffee implant. Implanting coffee in the colon was first rigorously used as a healing treatment by Dr. Max Gerson, M.D., in the 1940s and 1950s to treat his cancer patients. The health benefits of the coffee enema popularized through his work have become well-known throughout the alternative health movement. It is now held by many health practitioners that any program that encourages healing, regenerating, rebuilding, weight loss and detoxification is a healthier program when coffee enemas are used. The therapeutic action of the coffee enema is to improve the abilities of the liver and gallbladder to remove toxins and cancerous metabolic byproducts by stimulating the flow of bile and increasing the enzymatic action of the liver. Also, given that all of our blood passes through the liver every three minutes, the 12-to-15-minute coffee retention enema increases blood flow through the liver, resulting in a form of dialysis and a uniquely effective detoxification. Second, drink one ounce of therapeutic water per pound of body weight throughout the day. You don’t need to buy expensive drinking water. Simply use filtered tap water, add a pinch of sea

“Drinking therapeutic water is essential for supporting all three organs.”
salt to each quart and a few drops of Young Living essential oils such as tangerine, orange, citrus fresh or peppermint. Drinking therapeutic water is essential for supporting all three organs. Third, take the binding agent chlorophyll during the detox process. The work of clearing stored toxins from the body can easily overload the liver, colon and the kidneys. Toxins take time to build up in the body. Again, as Dr. Oz states, “the body has its own extraordinary internal detoxification system”! The body is designed to be able to detoxify on a moment-to-moment basis. It is the BUILD UP of toxins that we address when we embark on a detox program. Toxins took a long time to build up in your body; the most important factor with a detox is to take plenty of time and support your detoxification organs so you make certain you don’t just stir up toxins, which can cause them to be driven deeper into the body, leading to cancer, heart disease, fibromyalgia, multiple chemical sensitivities and more. Watch the How to Detox: Spring Cleanse video to learn more (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZTUPKCoqB_Y)!
Kristina Amelong, creator of the Optimal Health Network.com and author of “Ten Days to Optimal Health,” offers healing tools through the Internet such as in-home colon cleansing programs, healthy prostate programs, a detox diet and Young Living essential oil suppositories. The Optimal Health Center in Madison offers nutritional consulting, a FIR sauna, a vitamin D tanning bed and colon hydrotherapy. Visit www.optimalhealthnetwork.com for more information.

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Strawberry Lime Yogurt Popsicles
By Rebecca Brown
Ingredients: 2 cups strawberry Greek yogurt 1/2 cup milk of choice 1/4 cup agave

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

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

Makes about 10 popsicles.
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Rebecca Brown owns Happy Bellies Bake Shop, an all-natural, glutenfree (and mostly dairy-free) bake shop in the Fox Valley, where they specialize in allergy friendly and more nutritious options. You can also find egg-free, soy-free and refined sugar-free alternatives on their menu. For more information, visit www.happybelliesbakeshop.com, call 920.851.7771 or find them on Facebook at www.facebook/happybellies.

Health and wellness Q&A �����������������������������������������������������������������
By Karmen Nenahlo
Question: What are your thoughts on cheat meals, especially for those that are diligent with their daily eating? Answer: It’s an interesting question, but the answer really depends on how you define diligent. For those that follow consistent patterns of clean eating — meaning they follow a regimented diet of whole grains, fruits, vegetables, lean proteins and healthy fats — I have no problem with a cheat meal here and there. Again, it just comes down to frequency. I happen to think that having a cheat meal or splurging a bit is just part of living a healthy and happy life. But you also have to realize that it doesn’t take much to throw you off track if your focus is on attaining or maintaining a healthy weight. Therefore, it may be wise to increase your physical activity for a day or two before and after the meal. This will help to compensate for the calorie load and may make you more at ease with your decision. And be mindful of your other meals as well, so that your one cheat meal doesn’t turn into two or three. Enjoy! Question: I see a bunch of guys wearing weight belts in the gym. Should I be wearing one too? Answer: Generally speaking, there’s no need to wear a weight belt when strength training. This practice became quite popular in the ‘80s and ‘90s, and now you can find plenty of people that simply won’t lift without them. Don’t be one of them! In actuality, lifting consistently with a weight belt can weaken your lower back and abdominal muscles over time, so most of us should be leaving it at home. There are certain instances when a weight belt may be useful however, including maximal lifts for things like squats, dead lifts and overhead presses. But when you move on to exercises like rowing, bench presses and other more standard lifts, take it off and toss it aside! Question: What should I eat or drink if I only have an hour before I work out? Answer: What you eat before a practice or game should be largely determined by timing and personal preference. Generally speaking, a large meal takes 4-5 hours to digest, a smaller meal takes 2-3 hours and a large snack takes 1-2 hours. If you don’t digest food well enough prior to an activity, you can end up with a stomachache and cramping. This often occurs because blood (which plays a key role in digestion) is shunted to your arms and legs during activity, thereby slowing down the digestive process. Therefore, if you only have an hour to fuel yourself, it would probably be best to stick with a liquid carbohydrate/protein shake. Liquids are processed faster than solid foods and will provide the energy you need in a shorter time frame. Keep in mind, we’re not talking about those ice cream-based shakes from fast food restaurants. We’re talking about a sports nutrition shake that is designed for active individuals and athletes. If you want something lighter, a traditional sports drink would be a viable option as well. There are a number of products on the market in each category, so do some taste-testing to see which ones work best for you.
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Do you think like a winner? ������������������������������������������������������������������
By Dr. Joanne Flanagan


lmost everything you read concerning health and fitness mentions the importance of positive thinking to achieve success. Many people attribute their gains to lack of negative thoughts and envisioning their results. I believe one’s mental

attitude and thoughts are what determine the difference between winning and losing. Exactly how important are your thoughts? The answer to this question may seem obvious to most of us, but the effects of negative thoughts may not be so apparent.


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They are like extra pounds of fat that we are carrying around which can be taxing on us both physically and mentally. Energy follows thought. Every achievement you experience began as a single thought consisting of a few micro milliwatts of energy flowing through your brain. That thought was followed by millions more. Clocked at 1,200 words per minute, thoughts have a tremendous impact on the mind, emotions and body. When negative thoughts arise (which the body perceives as a threat), an automatic physiological response is triggered called the “fight or flight” mechanism. The body reacts as if there is a danger or a threat and prepares to either take action toward the threat (fight) or flee for its life (flight). This was a valuable human response if you were in real serious danger, but it is counterproductive in our daily activities. The repeated and unnecessary triggering of this response causes the body to produce emergency chemicals (which includes the flow of adrenaline), and if unused, these chemicals eventually begin breaking down into other more toxic substances. The body must then mobilize yet again to get rid of the poisons, which creates enormous

physiological stress. As you can see, this downward mind/body spiral can continue almost indefinitely. When it has gone on for a while, we call it depression. Life is stressful enough, so who needs the extra weight of a negative thought? Through our many experiments, we have found that when a person is having a negative thought, they can hold on to an Equilibrex Pendent, and the effects of that thought will lessen. The energy balance of the body regains equilibrium.

• Self-tormenting internal dialogue:

Causes of negative feelings:

• Intimidation: Don’t be concerned

with others. Focus only on yourself and your goals. Thinking and feeling positively about your aims and success will help. • Being overly sensitive: Develop emotional resilience, and don’t let outside stimuli get you down. • Preoccupation with personal hostilities: See things as enjoyable challenges. If anger arises, refocus your attention on the purpose of what you are doing. This is also a good time to hold on to an Equilibrex Pendent. • Lack of control: Observe negative thoughts as they happen, the incident that triggered them and how you reacted. Take deep breaths and visualize the thoughts leaving your mind.

Feelings of unworthiness result from thoughts such as “I’m not good enough,” or “I can’t do it, so why even try.” Stop the self-doubts. • Unrealistic expectations: There are no magic pills or potions. Your goals may take a certain amount of time depending on individual factors. • Mental poisoning: Negative comments, complaining, visual suggestions and gossip may negatively influence thoughts just by being in close proximity to this behavior. Negative thoughts create negative people, which can hurt themselves and others.

Visualize and feel that you are already there. • Install motivation. • Have self-confidence. Believe in yourself. • Avoid emotionally toxic people and situations. • Replace negative thoughts with positive ones. • Accept things for the way they are. Acceptance is not the same as liking, being happy about or even condoning a situation. It is seeing something the way it is. Everything necessary to achieve positive thoughts is within us. Negative thinking is the only thing that can obstruct your goals. Your thoughts create your reality. Motivation, drive and powerful positive thoughts will transform your life from mediocrity to excellence.
Dr. Joanne Flanagan is a world renown expert in stress-handling technology, which includes physical, mental, emotional and environmental stressors. She has worked diligently in the past ten years in determining the nature of hidden stresses that destroy vitality. The result is her invention of the Equilibrex Pendant, which lessens the effects of stress on the bio-energy field surrounding the human body. For more information and research on stress and how to protect yourself from stress-related illnesses, see Dr. Flanagan’s website at www.equilibrex.com.

How to eliminate negative thoughts:
yourself realistically.

• Recognize your potential. Assess • Define your purpose. • Set your goals. Establish short-

term goals that are easily attainable and commensurate with your abilities. Approach goals realistically. Begin slowly, and as each goal is reached, make others until you attain your ultimate desired result. Goals shape what you become. Establish a definite time frame during which you intend to reach each goal. • Discipline yourself. Think and feel positive about your aims and success.
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Jane finally confronts her sleep issues �����������������������������������������������������������������
started having trouble with my sleep last year, as I found myself feeling more tired when I woke up than when I actually went to sleep. I caught myself falling asleep at my desk and in my car. My memory started to decline to the point that I couldn’t remember where my car keys were, and they would be in my hand! Also, my husband started commenting on my snoring. I went to see my physician to have a physical and to ask him


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why I was so exhausted. We discussed many issues. He asked me if I was anxious or depressed. I didn’t feel anxious and I wasn’t depressed. I was also told that it could be hormonal (which everything at my age seems to be related to). After my appointment, I met my friend who works for an ear, nose and throat (ENT) physician for lunch. I explained to her how I was feeling, how I used to love to sleep but could no longer stay asleep, and how tired and irritable I had become. My friend began to suspect that I had obstructive sleep apnea. She explained that my physician probably did not think that I would have something like this because I am a fit-looking, 51-year-old, in-shape woman; thus, I did not fit the stereotypical obstructive sleep apnea patient. Generally, overweight men and women over the age of 50 with my symptoms are normally sent for a sleep study because they are more obvious candidates. She told me that a lot of people who have apnea don’t fit the stereotype. And, unfortunately, doctors tend not to think about obstructive sleep apnea in someone who does not fit that stereotype. In fact, thin people can get apnea, as well as children. She added that although loud snoring is a very common symptom, non-snorers can have the condition as well. Obstructive sleep apnea is a common disorder in which you stop breathing or take very short breaths for short periods of time while you are sleeping. The number of times your breathing is interrupted per hour determines how severe your apnea is. These interruptions in your breathing will disrupt your sleep pattern, which makes it hard for your body to refresh and refuel itself. These interruptions also make it hard on your brain and your heart because they are not getting the oxygen needed to function well, which could cause high blood pressure, stroke and cardiac arrest. My friend suggested that I call Endeavor Therapy and Sleep Center for a free home sleep screening. She told me that her physician’s office referred patients with my symptoms to Endeavor to help rule in or rule out possible obstructive sleep apnea. I called Endeavor and scheduled a date and time to sit down with their staff to pick up the free sleep screening device. It took me 30 minutes
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Creativity … it’s in your hands ��������������������������������������������������������
By Kathy Clegg, MA, CDC
“Me, creative?” questions Joan, the woman I persuaded to join my creativity group. “I don’t believe I have a creative bone in my body,” she adds. And yet, as a hand analyst, I point out she not only has a “gift marking” for creativity, but also she has creativity as part of her life purpose. If she doesn’t use it, she will experience the penalties of it. That’s the power of having an analysis: you are shown exactly what gifts you have, what purpose you came forth to live and what lesson(s) is getting in your way of manifesting all you came to be. Sarah brought her skeptical boyfriend, Joe, to see me for an analysis. He was thinking about switching his college major to something more traditional, reliable and secure during this time of job scarcity and financial distress. After our analysis, he felt energized and confident in his need to continue pursuing his creative musicianship. Thwarting his creative passion could likely lead him down a road of complacency, or worse, one of alcoholism, depression or other likely illness. And then there is Marjorie, older and suffering with arthritis, bent fingers and memory failure, with a host of medications at her side throughout her day. She dreamed of being a ballet dancer, a writer or a painter, but instead she chose accounting. She was quite good at it, and it served her well for the family she raised. But now she felt empty and unfulfilled, believing she was too old to rekindle that spark of joy that her creative focus might ignite. What Joan, Joe and Marjorie all had in common was a need for creativity in their lives; it was part of their spiritual blueprint, and they finally believed it when I showed them the markings in their hands. Marjorie in particular had lived long enough to show that her body was a mirror for how she had lived her life. We see it first in the hands, because every line, every shape, every twist is a result of our thinking. What shows up on all hands are the neurological markings of our brain patterns. We can see various clues like: when we are stuck in stubborn thinking; when we need to clear sadness; when we put our desires on hold; and when we are not nurturing our own health. Our body speaks to us in whispers, and the first of it shows up in our hands. If we ignore the whispers, then the body cries out with symptoms and pain. Dr. Lissa Rankin, in her book, “Mind over Medicine: scientific proof that you can heal yourself,” agrees that we must treat the root cause of why we are suffering. Western medicine’s band-aiding is not the answer. Within her list of nine major areas that really make us healthy or sick, creative expression is one.

The health benefits of acting on our creativity extend to: • Improvement in the immune system. • Improvement in sleep. • Improvement in vision. • Reduced depression and anxiety. • Relief of pain. • Improved memory. • Release of endorphins and other feel-good neurotransmitters. • Lowered risk of heart disease. • Assistance in cancer outcomes.
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SCIENTIFIC HAND ANALYSIS AND LIFE COACHING Shift Consciousness Redefine Relationships Collapse Limiting Beliefs Align with Your Life Purpose


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Life Coach

Carol Michalski, MSW, LCSW

“I have been thinking about doing this for a long time” is a typical start of a conversation about coaching

with Carol Michalski, MSW, LCSW. In fact, those are the same words that compelled her to launch her life coaching practice in June 2012, after a 30-year career in the behavioral health and employee assistance fields. Carol works with individuals who want to enhance their lives, careers or relationships. She has a passion for reinvention! Carol’s vision for her practice is to provide holistic, customized, professional life coaching services in a welcoming environment. Her office in the Hide House, an arts and creative business incubator in Bay View, provides a unique, cozy space. In fact, her dog, Squirt, a registered therapy dog, is often on-site, which adds to the comfortable atmosphere! Carol’s training and experience as a licensed solution-focused therapist and as a coach and consultant in the employee assistance field, gives her the skills to help you craft a new vision for your life as well as the strategies to help you attain that vision. Although she is a licensed clinical social worker, Carol explains that life coaching is not therapy. “Therapy can be about your past and your feelings about past issues. Life coaching is about action, getting unstuck NOW and moving forward, she explains.” So what can you expect when you contact Carol Michalski for life coaching? Life coaching begins with a conversation about who the client is and about their hopes, dreams and preferences. “The coach asks questions designed to help you to think about your goals and visions for your life. Maybe you have never revealed these hopes and dreams to anyone before. You discover what your passions are and what the self-imposed obstacles might be. Together we craft a strategic plan to help you achieve your goals,” says Carol. “Often people need someone to help them take the dreams they
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have in their heads, the visions of what they want to do next with their lives, and do the work it takes to make them a reality. Many clients report feeling like they should be able to figure this out for themselves, but in our complex times most of us need all the coaching and mentoring we can get,” she explains. Consider contacting her for coaching for issues such as life transitions, career management and enhancement, career transition, improving relationships, improving communication, learning to set boundaries and limits, and balancing life and work. With her passion for reinvention, curiosity and “beginners mind,” you can count on Carol to be up to date on cutting-edge techniques for personal and professional development. So if you have been saying to yourself, “I have been thinking about doing this for a long time,” if not now, when? To experience your best self, contact Carol Michalski, MSW, LCSW for professional life coaching today!

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to be instructed on how to use the device because I had a lot of questions. I took the free screening unit home for the night (this was a Monday night) and brought it back the next day (Tuesday). Within 24 hours I had my results. I had stopped breathing numerous times per hour and was suspected as having obstructive sleep apnea. Endeavor gave me a copy of my report to give to my physician. My physician then wrote an order for an overnight sleep study in the sleep laboratory at Endeavor. The staff checked my insurance and told me what my insurance would cover and what my portion would be (this was on a Wednesday). I was able to get in to the sleep laboratory on the following Tuesday night. I was happy to get in so quickly since I had been dealing with this issue for over a year. I arrived for my sleep study on Tuesday night at 8:00 p.m. and a registered sleep technician wired me up to electrodes to monitor brain waves, eye movements, heart rate, respiratory effort, limb movements and oxygenation while I slept. She explained everything that she was doing and the reason why, and had me watch a DVD about what I was going through. She also fitted me for a mask through which she had me attached to a machine to push air into my airway called a CPAP (continuous positive airway pressure) machine. If the first part of my sleep study showed I had sleep apnea, she would then come in for the second part of the study to put the mask with the CPAP on to treat me. Amazingly, I fell asleep and around 1:30 a.m., I was awakened. The sleep tech came into my room to put the CPAP mask on my face for the treatment part of my study. I slept like a baby for the rest of the night. I actually woke up feeling refreshed and ready to go. I left the sleep laboratory at 6:30 a.m. the next morning. I followed up with my physician and was told that I had stopped breathing 28 times an hour. The physician told me that per the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) guidelines I was considered to have moderate obstructive sleep apnea. (A mild case is determined by 5 to 15 episodes per hour; moderate is 15 to 30 episodes per hour; and severe is 30+ episodes per hour). I was back at Endeavor for a CPAP machine by the following Tuesday. And, I have to tell you, I feel like a new person. I now sleep through the night, wake up feeling refreshed and am energized to start the day. My memory is clear and intact. My husband likes sleeping next to me again, since I am so quiet. Life is good! Since my experience, I ask my friends and family about their sleep to see if they have symptoms of obstructive sleep apnea and urge them to utilize the free home screening at Endeavor. So far, two of my friends were found to have obstructive sleep apnea. One stops breathing 22 times per hour and the other 65 times per hour. They are now both on CPAP machines at home and thankful for my nudge to do something. I greatly encourage anyone that may have these symptoms to find out if you have sleep apnea by calling Endeavor for a free home screening. That way, you can help your physician figure out your unexplained fatigue. As you can see from my experience, it is a fast, easy and life-changing process! Endeavor Therapy and Sleep Center is located at 11649 N. Port Washington Road in Mequon. For more information, call 262.241.8892 or visit www.endeavortherapy.com.

For Joan, Joe and Marjorie, it began with a hand analysis to reveal the truth of their soul and the needs of their body. It took a well-informed translation of their hands to shine the light on their buried creativity and begin the dark and murky gestation period in the inner cave of consciousness. With creative coaching, encouraging friends, and supportive creativity programs and techniques, Joan has discovered and expanded her creativity, while tapping into the higher power that connects human creativity with the creative energy of the universe. She knows she is creative and her new business reflects it. Joe has designed a creative career through his music and computer skills that were developed by trusting and following his bliss. And Marjorie shifted her attitude to one of youth and optimism, and has taken up several creative hobbies in addition to teaching what she has learned about creativity and illness to her friends. She is once again enjoying life with less pain and an improved mind. Through scientific hand analysis you can align with your purpose, discover your creativity, avoid pain and illness, and create a life of joyful fulfillment.
Kathy Clegg, MA, CDC, IASHA certified, is a creative life coach, counselor and hand analyst with MP Possibilities Coaching, LLC. For more information, call 262.224.0774 or visit www.mppossibilities.com.

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July 5-7 Bhakti Fest Midwest 2013 Bhakti Fest Midwest 2013, which will be held July 5-7 on Willow Island at the Alliant Energy Center, 1919 Alliant Energy Center Way, Madison, is a yoga and kirtan festival that builds a community of people drawn to follow the path of the heart — a devotional, prayerful, loving, healthful, respectful family. The event embraces ancient and modern sacred wisdom, as well as traditional and nontraditional practices. For more information, please visit bhaktifest.com/category/festivals/ bhakti-fest-midwest/. Saturday, July 13 • 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Cedarburg Garden Walk Come tour three beautiful gardens — two estates and one sculpture garden. In conjunction with the Cedarburg Woman’s Club walk, there is also a raffle with prizes. Tickets to tour all gardens cost $8 in advance or $10 the day of the event. Call 262.377.5856 for more information. Saturday, July 13 • 12 p.m.-4 p.m. Animal Communication Sessions with Stacy Krafczyk Communicate with your animal companions at Bark N’ Scratch Outpost, 5835 W. Bluemound Rd., Milwaukee. Call 414.444.4110 to register for your 20-minute session. Tuesday, July 16 An Opportunity Meeting 5:00-5:45 p.m. Meet & Greet Top Leaders in Arbonne (light refreshments) 6:00-7:00 p.m. Business Opportunity Overivew 7:00-8:00 p.m. Feeling Fit & Fabulous Health Program See what the excitement is about and take control of your future by becoming an Arbonne independent consultant. Enjoy the benefits of a generous compensation plan with the flexibility to fit your lifestyle. This opportunity may lead you to the life you’ve always wanted ... Are you open to the possibilities? **Bonus Program Feel Fit and Fabulous Naturally, explore and sample Arbonne’s fit essentials gluten-free, vegan certified nutritionals. Join us to learn more: Sheraton Milwaukee Brookfield Hotel, 375 S.Moorland Rd., Brookfield. Reserve your seat today! Contact Becky at 920.843.1142 or becky.schmalz@gmail.com. Sunday, July 28 • 12 p.m.-1:30 p.m. Animal Massage Class with Jessica Dragan This class offers knowledge and expertise for pet owners in the area of cat and dog anatomy, techniques how to approach the animal, how to be with the animal, what you should wear, how massage feels to the pet, and much more! $20 in advance, $30 at the door. Call 414.444.4110 or stop in at Bark N’ Scratch Outpost, 5835 W. Bluemound Rd., Milwaukee, to sign up today!

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