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Low testosterone

Benefits of laser therapy

10 Drinking your veggies


12 Beauty: the natural way

Expert answers to your
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Finding after-school care
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16 Wisconsin is a great place for fairs,

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22 Are you doing too much, too soon?
24 Bring balance to your life: Brave the yoga mat

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26 Slowing the hands of time
28 The health benefits of variety
32 A day of baseball and bravery
34 Making sense of trauma
36 Healthy in spirit: When someone new moves in
38 What do my food cravings mean?
40 Back to school, back to reality
42 My journey through meditation
47 Fruit Salad Smoothie
48 Keeping your balance
50 Children are not miniature adults


51 Understanding lymphoma and its potential causes
52 Feathering the empty nest
54 Obesity: The triple threat
57 Protect your child through immunization
58 Escape back pain this fall with the right backpack knowledge
61 Choices in childbirth: Part 3
62 Protein: Nutrition for the entire family
64 The nitty-gritty of growing your own food
67 Treating tension and migraine headaches with acupressure
68 Remember to reuse and recycle in prepping to go back to school


71 How will you choose to live with diabetes or prediabetes?
74 Tips and tricks to train memory

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Will you help create a
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Locally grown: It’s not just a great way to enjoy your food, it’s also a fantastic way to help
your local economy thrive! When you support businesses owned and operated in your
community, you and other area consumers reap the benefits. (We must admit, though,
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Here are just a few of the great advantages gained from nurturing locally owned
A BOOST TO THE LOCAL ECONOMY. Small, local businesses play an
important role in job creation. The staffs of these businesses then have the opportunity to buy from other area companies, maybe even the place where you work.
In fact, when you spend $100 at a locally owned business, 68 of those dollars
stay local, compared to the $43 that stay local when $100 is spent at nonlocally
owned businesses. Those dollars support local police and fire departments, area
manufacturers and service providers, and more!
SERVICES ARE MADE. Locally owned businesses are able to create close rela-

tionships with their customers and provide detailed information about their
products and materials.
DEDICATED NONPROFIT SUPPORT. If you’re not fiscally able to donate as
much as you would like, shopping at local businesses can help you support nonprofits
in your community. Small businesses actually provide 250 percent more support than
large businesses to nonprofit organizations, according to Sustainable Connections
(sustainableconnections.org), a nonprofit proponent of local businesses and their
contribution to a healthy environment and the well-being of all citizens.
A SENSE OF HOMETOWN PRIDE. Local business owners and their staffs
aren’t just people who provide you your goods and services — they’re your neighbors. And when you support them, you support your community. As a local business consumer, you know that you’re part of something bigger than yourself —
something that can be as great as you and others wish it to be.
You’ll find many local health and wellness businesses in the pages of this publication. Our authors and advertisers are experts in their fields and committed to doing
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We encourage you to peruse the pages of Nature’s Pathways. We’re certain you’ll
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benefits of treatment
By Kari Jossart, APNP


ave you ever wondered what the big deal is with the
recent media and advertising campaigns talking about
men experiencing “low T”? Low T, or more specifically
low testosterone, affects millions of men worldwide. Recent estimates indicate approximately 13 million men are affected by this
disorder. If left untreated, low testosterone has been associated
with an increased risk of diabetes, obesity, metabolic syndrome,
osteoporosis, cardiovascular events and all-cause mortality.
Testosterone levels naturally decline in adult men beginning at
age 30 and continue through their adult lives. As the most important male sex hormone, testosterone is responsible for the production of an adult male’s features, including musculature, chest hair
and sex drive. Though many believe the main symptom of having
low testosterone is decreased libido, or sex drive, that is only one
of many possible symptoms associated with a man having low
testosterone. Men with low testosterone may also experience
some or all of the following symptoms:
• Lack of energy
• Decreased strength or endurance
• Decreased “enjoyment of life”
• Depression or irritability
• A change in erections
• Increased fatigue
• Deterioration in work performance
• Loss of height
• Muscle weakness or body aches
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“If left untreated, low
testosterone has been
associated with an
increased risk of diabetes,
obesity, metabolic
syndrome, osteoporosis,
cardiovascular events
and all-cause mortality.”
If indicated, testosterone replacement therapy can provide
several benefits. Among the most popular is an increased interest
in sex and improved sexual performance. Other benefits include
improved mood, decreased irritability and fatigue, increased
muscle mass and strength, and improved bone density therefore
preventing osteoporosis. In addition, cardiovascular benefits have
been seen.
Low testosterone can be caused by damage to the cells of the
testes due to chronic illness. However, many times the cause
is unknown. If you feel you may be experiencing symptoms of

low testosterone, consider undergoing a program to diagnose
hormone imbalances using a functional medicine approach. A
complete evaluation, including medical history, diet, lifestyle,
stress and hormone levels, should be done first, however.
Though testosterone replacement is not for every man, when
indicated through comprehensive hormone testing, replacement is offered through both custom-dosed or standard-dosed
bioidentical hormone replacement therapy followed by regular
monitoring of risks and side effects after starting treatment. Other
treatment options may include therapies that modulate hormone
action such as nutraceuticals, botanicals, and dietary and lifestyle
How men perceive their masculinity directly affects the value
they place on understanding and responding to their health needs.
Historically, men give more emphasis on their roles of provider and
protector than they do on the importance of their own health.
At Wise Woman Wellness we have developed our Men’s Vitality Program so
men can feel comfortable talking about and improving their health. Through our
comprehensive program we can help men excel at their important roles of protector and provider by living a healthy lifestyle and offering a positive example to
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Kari Jossart, FNP, at Wise Woman Wellness, LLC, an innovative wellness center in De Pere, uses a functional medicine approach to help
men suffering from hormonal imbalances. Call now to learn more
about the Men’s Vitality Program, hormone testing and treatment
options from hormone experts, or to register for “Men’s Hormone
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By Kris Stedl


ur family bought a juicer many
years ago after learning amazing
stories from people who suffered
from all sorts of ailments and who were
healing their bodies through juicing. We
just watched an entertaining and enlightening DVD this week on two such individuals in “Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead.” Wow!
Our family was completely motivated to
make juicing a much larger part of our life.
“Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead” is the
story of an obese, sick, Australian named
Joe Cross, who came to America to do a
60-day juice fast while traveling across
the country interviewing and talking with
people. Along the way he inspired a lot of
people, including a morbidly obese truck
driver, Phil, who unbelievably had the
same rare autoimmune disease that Joe
had — chronic urticaria. Seeing the transformation Joe and Phil had all through the
benefits of juicing was truly inspiring. In
fact, it was so inspiring I decided to write
this short article on it.
What is all the hype about juicing, you
ask? For starters, you can more easily get
the recommended amount of vegetables
in your diet, which most people do not
accomplish in a day.
Do you think you could eat a bunch of
kale and spinach leaves (about 3 cups),
two apples, a beet and a whole cucumber at once? Maybe not, but you certainly
could drink that much. Juicing does most

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“Juicing does most of the work the
digestion system does. The nutrients
left after juicing go right to the cellular
level within your body in minutes.”
of the work the digestion system does. The
nutrients left after juicing go right to the
cellular level within your body in minutes.
As Dr. H.E. Kirschner, M.D., explains in
his book, “Live Food Juices,” this process
raises the percentage of nutrients reaching
the cellular level from less than 35 percent
when we eat the whole food to more than
90 percent when we drink the juice with
fiber removed.
Imagine that! All those nutrients going
right to your cells, rebuilding and renewing those little sick and weary buggers
to “super” cells, now strong and healthy.
According to The Science Museum, “Your
body is constantly replacing old cells
with new ones at the rate of millions per
second. By the time you finish reading
this sentence, 50 million of your cells will
have died and been replaced by others.”
Through this process of feeding your body
the nutritionally superior juices of vegetables and fruits, you can see why the body
can heal itself of many of the diseases and
sicknesses prevalent in America today.

With the summer growing season in
full swing, now is a great time to juice. By
visiting farmers’ markets or local growing
stands, you can buy produce brimming
with freshness. Besides buying cucumbers
and kale for your salads, buy some extra to
juice. It may take a little more effort, but
the increased energy and vitality you will
experience is worth it. So don’t let that
juicer collect dust in your basement! Put it
where you will see it to remind you to juice
daily, or at least a few times a week. Your
cells will thank you.
Kris Stedl is owner of The Veggie Shed & Supply
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“Live Food Juices.” H.E. Kirschner, M.D. Kirschner
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The many benefits
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By Holly Tierney-Bedord


t’s hard not to be tempted by the barrage
of skin care products on the market
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and damage in just a few applications. I can’t
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or a card, only to walk out with a bag of
expensive miracle creams and potions, all
filled with chemicals and words I can’t
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about what I eat. I have been a vegetarian
for over 25 years. I buy organic produce

whenever possible and I try to avoid candy
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“Coconut oil, with its rich fatty acids
and abundant antioxidants, is a natural
and obvious choice for skin care.”
I decided it was time to make a change.
In my journey to live an all-around healthier life and to avoid products tested on
animals, I’ve begun switching to simpler,
natural beauty products. It’s not easy, but
it’s not as hard as I thought it would be
either. I was concerned it might be expensive, but it actually is turning out to be
the opposite. I am getting used to incorporating simple, natural products into my
beauty routine and I love the change it’s
making in my skin.
One of my new favorites is coconut oil.
I’m not sure how I didn’t turn to coconut
oil sooner. Considering how much I love
a good curry, you’d think I would have
known it would be a natural match.
Coconut oil, with its rich fatty acids
and abundant antioxidants, is a natural

and obvious choice for skin care. This past
winter was so harsh and dry that my skin
actually started to feel rough. Even coming
into spring, I still felt like I was part lizard.
I tried all kinds of oils and lotions, but
nothing seemed to help. I thought my skin
would never be soft again. None of my old
standbys were helping, so I gave coconut
oil a try.
My first impression was that it felt
incredibly luxurious. It doesn’t smell
like coconuts at all — not that I would
have minded — so the fragrance doesn’t
compete with whatever other creams or
perfumes you might use. It works great as
a leave-in conditioning treatment for dry
hair, but wash it out thoroughly before you
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them, or try it straight to soothe dry legs
and smooth fine lines. Your best option is
to find natural products that incorporate
real coconut oil in them so you can just
grab them and go.
My skin is once again soft, smooth and
patch-free. I’ve got to thank the coconut
oil. I love it and am still discovering all the
great uses for it.
Holly Tierney-Bedord lives in Madison. She is the
author of the novels “Surviving Valencia,” “Coached”
and “Bellamy’s Redemption.” For more information,
visit her website, hollyrecommends.wordpress.com,
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of laser
By Karen M. Strickfaden, DVM

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Laser therapy is an exciting veterinary treatment available for many conditions that plague our furry friends. Laser
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and reduces pain and swelling. This
therapy is noninvasive and causes no pain
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Laser therapy is effective for both acute
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Laser light promotes the development
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reasons, laser therapy is very effective
in treating wounds and burns.

Laser therapy stimulates the development of new capillaries that help speed
up the healing process. This, in combination with the reduction of scar tissue,
makes therapy laser particularly valuable
in helping patients recover from surgery.
laser helps reduce swelling because
it triggers drainage of the lymphatic
system. It also improves nerve function
and blocks pain by increasing nerve
cell connection and decreasing nerve
stimulates cell growth and reproduction, speeding the repair of muscles,
tendons and ligaments.
• INFECTIONS. Laser therapy increases
oxygen and nutrients to damaged cells
and carries waste products away from the
cells. Infections are healed more rapidly
as a result of laser treatments, according
to the Laser Surgery for Pets website.

“For chronic conditions that have no cure,
like hip dysplasia, laser therapy will provide
comfort and increased mobility in the
patient by reducing pain and inflammation.”
Classes of lasers

The word “laser” is actually an acronym
that stands for “light amplification by
stimulated emission of radiation.” Lasers
are labeled by classes; the higher the
number, the stronger the laser. Class III
lasers are often called “cold lasers” and can
penetrate ⅛ inch of tissue. Class IV lasers
are medical-grade therapy lasers that can
penetrate 8 centimeters of tissue.
Therapy lasers are entirely different
from surgical lasers; they do not cut the

How laser therapy works

Therapy lasers stimulate the natural function of turning oxygen into cellular energy,
according to K-Laser, a company that
develops such products. The laser generates local circulation, which increases
blood flow. As more blood flows, the
blood carries more oxygen to the cells.
In addition, the blood carries lactic acid
and carbon dioxide away from the cells.
Providing energy to the cells allows
quicker healing for the affected area.
Increased circulation can also foster new
blood vessel growth with reduced swelling. Lasers can also be used on acupuncture points without using needles.


For acute conditions, the laser will actually promote healing in the patient. For
chronic conditions that have no cure, like
hip dysplasia, laser therapy will provide
comfort and increased mobility in the
patient by reducing pain and inflammation.
During laser therapy, a technician passes
a beam of infrared light over a pet’s skin in
the affected area. No anesthesia is required.
The pet feels some warmth, but no discomfort or pain. The treatments usually range in
duration from 5 to 20 minutes.
Treatments are cumulative in nature.
For best results, at least six treatments are

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To see a video that explains exactly how
laser therapy works, go to www.k-laserusa.
Ask your veterinarian how laser
therapy can benefit your pet. From faster
wound healing to improved nerve function, the benefits of laser therapy are

Pets with a large affected area or multiple
areas may require more treatments. Your
veterinarian can give you a treatment plan
that works best for your pet’s situation.

Dr. Karen Strickfaden is co-owner
of Countrycare Animal Complex in
Green Bay. She earned her doctorate
in veterinary medicine in 1993 and
has been utilizing holistic modalities for over 18 years. Dr. Strickfaden is certified
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Pet owners and technicians should wear
safety glasses during treatments. The laser
can burn eyes if the beam is shined directly
into them. The laser therapy has no side
effects for the pet, and it can be used in
conjunction with other medications or

References: Laser Surgery for Pets. www.laserles.
K-Laser. www.k-laserusa.com.

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Wisconsin is a
great place for
fairs, festivals,
music — and

ABOVE: At events like
the Appleton Farmers
Market, placing collapsible
recycling bins next to trash
containers encourages
recycling and reduces

DNR offers resources to
residents, event organizers


LEFT: New recycling
bins for the pilot bin
distribution program.

t’s hard to picture a Wisconsin fair or festival without great
food and drinks, and this year, event planners can help keep
the leftover bottles, cans and packaging out of landfills with
increased event recycling.
State and local laws require recycling at home and on the road,
with ways to recycle materials like clean cardboard, aluminum
cans, and glass or plastic bottles necessary at all events and gatherings. The state Department of Natural Resources provides free
recycling signs and information to help event organizers and
attendees follow the law. These free materials are found by searching the DNR website, dnr.wi.gov, for “recycling away from home.”

“At fairgrounds and concert venues, beer tents and exhibition
halls, even sporting events and private parties, Wisconsin residents already look for ways to recycle,” said Cynthia Moore, DNR
recycling program coordinator. “Simple steps like posting clear
signs and pairing trash cans with recycling bins can reduce litter.
A little planning goes a long way.”
Festival, fair and other event attendees should look for recycling containers and ask property managers when they don’t see
a place to recycle.
Event organizers can download, print or order DNR resources
to encourage vendor recycling, create successful collection systems

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Prevent pollution

Create jobs

and reduce overall amounts of waste. The free resources include
the “Recycling and Waste Reduction at Your Special Event” guide,
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shown that it can be done effectively and efficiently. Providing easy
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Moore noted that local governments who allow the use or lease
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Question: I’ve been seeing coconut water on the shelves at my
local grocery store. Is this a suitable substitute for my daily water
Answer: The average daily fluid intake for adults is roughly
13 cups for men and 9 cups for women. Coconut water can absolutely count toward your daily intake, and of course, is a much
better option than drinking sugar beverages, soda and sports
Coconut water is not water with coconut flavor added; coconut
water is the liquid that forms naturally inside the shell of a coconut.
Compared to other juices, coconut water is higher in potassium,
has fewer carbohydrates and is a good way
to rehydrate after a workout. As with all
food intake, moderation is the key, as
one 8-ounce plain coconut water can
contain up to 45-50 calories or more
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Question: Hatha, gentle, Vinyasa, hot yoga: with so many
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Answer: Whichever type of yoga you decide to explore,
you will reap the benefits from this form of exercise. Improved
circulation, pain relief, and improved strength and flexibility are
just a few of the physical benefits of yoga. Different yoga styles
do offer up additional benefits, but what is most important is
finding a style and instructor that speaks to you, which can lead to
other benefits such as stress relief, inner peace, and learning to be
present and mindful.
Hatha yoga is a general term used for any type of class that teaches
physical postures. Gentle yoga is typically performed with most of
the postures on the floor and limited standing postures. Gentle yoga
is good for beginners, as well as those with joint issues. Vinyasa is
style of yoga known for fluid, smooth transitions from pose to pose.
Vinyasa style yoga is good for those who dislike routine and like
to move (i.e., those who are looking for a “workout” while doing
yoga). Hot yoga is a type of yoga performed in a heated room. The
postures in class can be to the instructor’s choosing. Hot yoga is
perfect for those who are interested in discipline and want to work
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moves through the same 26 postures every class.
Whichever type you choose, you can’t go wrong
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Finding afterschool care
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By Julie Mulroy


he need for quality child care doesn’t stop when a child
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p.m., parents working full time may have several more
hours to spend at their job.
The challenge for working parents is finding a quality schoolage child care program that offers a safe and stimulating environment for playing, relaxing and doing homework, while being
different enough so that kids don’t feel like they’ve been in school
for 10 or more hours.

When thinking about what type of program would be a good fit
for your child, consider his or her interests and needs. Fortunately,
our community has many options for school-age care. Each offers
advantages and disadvantages, and none is right for every child
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Kids with special interests or talents may enjoy a narrowly
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“Research shows that children
who participate in afterschool programs are more
successful in academics, are
healthier and more often
maintain positive behaviors.”
may benefit from the slower pace and smaller environment of a
family day care home, while others need the larger physical and
social setting of an after-school program. While the great number
and variety of these programs give parents and their children
many choices, it can make picking one all the more difficult.
Start by researching the programs available in your area. Contact
your child’s school about available programs. Inquire at community organizations such as the YMCA, the Boys and Girls Club,
worship centers, or parks and recreation departments. Ask friends
and neighbors with school-age children for recommendations.
“Parents should look for an after-school program that provides
a safe and interactive environment,” says Julia Wohlt, member
service and child care director at the Heart of the Valley YMCA
in Kimberly. “Visit programs while they are operating to observe
what goes on. Staff should be welcoming and engaging to children on an individual level. Does the staff know the names of each
child? Are you personally greeted? Ask about communication
between the program staff and parents to see if it is done on a
regular basis in a variety of ways — in person, via e-mail or on
parent check-in tables. Quality programs will also ask for parent
feedback and genuinely acknowledge your questions or concerns.”
Also, remember to ask what the fees include so there are no
surprises. Do you pay extra for tutoring or special activities? Are
snacks and/or meals included? Ask for a list of program policies
regarding pick-up time, attendance, holidays, school early release
days and days off.
While many parents use after-school care out of necessity due to
work or school schedules, they should remember that these programs
offer many benefits. Wohlt adds, “A parent’s peace of mind is priceless. By knowing your child is in a fun and safe environment, you
don’t have to worry about their activities or possible negative influences. Research shows that children who participate in after-school
programs are more successful in academics, are healthier and more
often maintain positive behaviors. After-school providers serve as the
link between school and the family home.”
The YMCA of the Fox Cities is currently accepting registration for before and
after-school care for the 2014-2015 school year. Visit their website at www.
ymcafoxcities.org, or call or visit any of the following YMCA of the Fox Cities
locations for more information:
• Apple Creek YMCA: 2851 E. Apple Creek Road, Appleton; 920-733-9622
• Appleton YMCA: 218 E. Lawrence St., Appleton; 920-739-6135
• Fox West YMCA: W6931 School Road, Greenville; 920-757-9820
• Heart of the Valley YMCA: 225 W. Kennedy Ave., Kimberly; 920-830-5700
• Neenah-Menasha YMCA: 110 W. North Water St., Neenah; 920-729-9622

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Are you
doing too
much, too
How to avoid
By Heather LaFond


t is well-known that exercise decreases the incidence of disease
and enhances an individual’s quality of life. But is it possible to
have too much of a good thing? When it comes to physical activity, the answer is yes. Overtraining occurs when a person exercises too
frequently without adequate time for their body to rest and recover.
When it comes to making a healthy lifestyle change, it is very
important to be realistic. The American College of Sports Medicine recommends a total of 150 minutes of physical activity per
week. If we break that down, we need to be physically active for
30 minutes a day, five days each week. This recommendation is a
general recommendation for the average American to maintain
overall cardiovascular health and well-being. A person may have
to work out for a longer duration depending on their fitness goals.
Increased physical activity is often where problems occur.


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“Without proper rest and recovery
time, your body will begin to
give out. Knee, low back and
shoulder injuries are some
of the most common ones
experienced from overtraining.”
New fitness goals are frequently accompanied by a large sense
of motivation, drive and determination. This in no way is a bad
thing. However, when this enhanced enthusiasm for fitness
leads to overtraining, an individual may experience exhaustion,
burnout or worse yet, injury.
Our bodies adapt very quickly to any stimulus we present them.
After about four to six weeks, your body will adapt to your fitness
routine if you do the exact same thing consistently. This is where
individuals experience a plateau effect. When a plateau is reached,
our exercise routine must be altered in order to continue to see
progress. Most often, individuals feel that if they do more, they
will burst through this wall. This is true; however, our bodies can
only take so much wear and tear before they start to rebel.
There are several side effects to overtraining. Without proper
rest and recovery time, your body will begin to give out. Knee, low
back and shoulder injuries are some of the most common ones
experienced from overtraining. When you’re injured, you can’t

maintain a consistent physical activity level and your body will
begin to relapse.
Stress on our bodies, whether it is physical or mental, increases
levels of the hormone cortisol. Increased cortisol levels lead to the
accumulation of body fat, especially in our midsection. Often,
when regression in our progress is observed, we are disappointed
and depression may set in.
The ultimate goal for any person should be to create a lifestyle
that you can maintain long term. If you are working out twice a day
or for hours at a time, are you going to be able to continue to do so?
Once your activity level declines (and you keep your nutrition the
same as when you were more active), your body will begin to lose
its muscle mass, causing you to regain some of your fat deposits.
There are ways to challenge your body without leading to overtraining and its negative side effects. Some of those methods are
interval training, supersets and drop sets. It is always a good idea
to consult a certified fitness professional to ensure proper execution of these advanced techniques. Be safe: Avoid overtraining.
Train smarter, not harder.
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Bring balance
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By Katie Presutti, CYT


oga’s popularity is on the rise, with
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studio near you? Is the curiosity there, but
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We work to achieve this unity
by practicing the postures (also
known as poses or asanas). For
many of us, the hours of the day
fly by, and adding an additional
hour-long yoga class seems like
an impossible stretch. However,
making time for yoga can start to bring
balance into your life by offering some
stillness for the mind, movement for the
body and peace for the soul. A regular
yoga practice can begin to slow you down
and help you live your days with a little
more stillness and awareness to the present
moment. Making the time to attend a
regularly scheduled class can help you to
develop your own unique practice.
The practice of yoga is not about putting
your foot behind your head as it can sometimes be portrayed in movies or magazines. A more accurate depiction would be
the instruction of grounding your foot to
the floor in a balancing pose with awareness and taking a conscious deep breath.
The common misconception is that a
person needs to be flexible in order to practice yoga. An inflexible person is going to
benefit greatly from getting on to the yoga
mat and experiencing the postures in their
body. A flexible person may have to work
differently in the poses as to not just use
their flexibility to make the pose look “easy.”

The practice of yoga is a path of continued
growth and development. If a goal is met to
achieve a certain posture, it can be quickly
replaced with a new goal as there are thousands of yoga poses. Yoga is an individual
practice and not a competition. There are
numerous types of yoga and a basic class
offers accessibility to most individuals.
There may be a day where you come
to a yoga class just for savasana, and this
is more than acceptable. Savasana is also
known as “final rest” or “corpse pose” and
is the last five to ten minutes of class where
you allow for complete relaxation to soak
in all the benefits of your yoga practice.
It is a very important part of class as you
give yourself permission to completely let
everything go and just rest: a concept often
neglected in our fast-paced society.
Most basic yoga classes focus on taking
time to sit and connect to your breath;
move through a series of standing postures
that strengthen and lengthen the legs, arms,
back, and core; practice balancing postures;
and then move to floor asanas that stretch

“A regular yoga practice can begin to
slow you down and help you live your
days with a little more stillness and
awareness to the present moment.”
the hips and back. Some yoga instructors play music in the background during
class and some prefer the quiet focus of the
inhale and exhale. Music and sound can
offer a tremendous gift of healing while we
practice yoga as it provides an escape for the


mind and soothes the soul. Treat yourself to
a yoga class accompanied by the energy of
the healing sound bowls and you will experience what it truly feels like to unite mind,
body and spirit.
Most often, the most difficult part of

a yoga class is just getting yourself there.
Once there, the rest just flows and you will
walk out thanking yourself for taking that
precious time just for you. When we take
the time to care for ourselves and become
a priority on our own to-do list, we are
able to show up more present and with our
best foot forward in all that we do.
Check out the yoga classes offered near
you, find the class that works for your
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research has brought us closer to the possibility of putting
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Our diet, exercise, amount of sleep, environmental toxins and
stress level are all factors in how quickly we age. All of these impact
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tip wraps the end of a shoelace. In our youth, we have approximately 10,000 healthy telomeres. But over time as our cells replicate and divide, some of the telomeres and the DNA they protect
are lost. Shorter chromosome strands lead to frayed DNA and
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After watching people at a baseball game recently, I am more
convinced than ever that most people don’t know they have the
choice to live differently. Author Paul Zane Pilzer predicted a need
for a wellness revolution over 10 years ago, but we continue down

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By Leah White


umans are creatures of habit.
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many times because we like them.
And even though we still like them,
we don’t understand why we feel so
blah about everything.
This, my friends, is a sign that it’s
time to mix it up — and there’s no
better place to do it than in your fitness
routine. Don’t have one? There’s your
problem right there; better get on that.
For the rest of us, there’s a lot to be said
for expanding your horizons, especially if you’re no longer getting what
you used to out of your fitness routine.
When your go-to isn’t doing what it
used to, it’s time to start flirting with
some new activities.
When I ask my students what drew
them to pole fitness, one of the most
common answers I hear is something along the lines of needing to try
something different. A great way to
reduce boredom and low motivation is
to try something new. Every time you
learn a new skill, it works out your body
and mind. Even if the new activity isn’t
entirely your cup of tea, it allows you to
learn different skills, meet different people
and appreciate your go-to comfort zone
even more.
Another benefit is a more balanced
and adaptive body. Sticking with one
main fitness activity causes your body
to perform this activity with greater
and greater efficiency. We need to keep

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The health
benefits of

“Your body
needs change!
Performing a
different activity
means that not
only can you
exercise different
muscles, you also
engage already
strong muscles in
a different way.”

upping the ante if we want to reap the
same amount of benefits we once did and
avoid the “plateau effect.” Ever wonder
why you lost so much weight when you
started the activity but now aren’t? Your
body needs change! Performing a different activity means that not only can you
exercise different muscles, you also engage
already strong muscles in a different way.
This contributes to a wider spectrum of
fitness, strength and mobility. And this is
definitely never a bad thing.
The last benefit to discuss is the most
important: injury prevention. There’s
something to be said for taking a break
from things from time to time. If you
keep antagonizing an old, nagging injury,
it’s time to have a plan B. Even if you are
injury free at the moment, take note.
Setting the obvious overuse injuries aside,
all of us should be concerned for the longterm effects of our choice activites. Muscle
groups have an opposing muscle group.
If you choose an activity that builds up
a certain muscle group more agressively
than the opposing, the first muscle group
will become overdeveloped. This causes a

higher risk of injury in the weaker opposing muscle group, which is being pulled
out of alignment. Keeping this in mind,
a great way to look into a new activity is
to look at what we already do and try to
complement it, or “fill in the gaps.” If you
develop a well-rounded regimen before
any injuries start to develop, you can save
yourself from a lot of pain in the future.
In a perfect world, we would all have
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week to fitness), but try to keep the benefits in mind as well as the opportunites. In
many cases, your new activity may complement your old one and actually make you
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Your money
and doing
the right
By Alan M. Zierler


an money buy happiness? That’s a much-debated question with answers that vary from one person to the next. I
would suggest that money itself doesn’t make one happy;
rather, it’s the freedom and choices that having adequate amounts
of money can offer.
“Doing the right thing” with your money can mean something
different to almost everyone. It depends on your personal philosophy, your priorities and your lifestyle. One thing is certain: The
more purposeful you are in managing your money, the better the
chances you’ll reach your goals and achieve financial balance.
Putting your personal finance philosophy into action comes
down to following key financial principles as shared by money
experts like Dave Ramsey: save, spend and share. Additional tips
include setting goals, never spending more than you make and,
when shopping, always ask yourself, “Is this a need or a want?”


If you hope to eke out a few dollars after you’ve paid all of your
bills, you’re likely to be disappointed. A more effective way to
save is to “pay yourself first.” Deposit a set amount into a savings
account every time you get paid (10 percent or more is recommended). Consider setting up direct deposit or automatic transfer
at your credit union or bank to make it easier.
Saving regularly is the foundation for building wealth and
financial security. Focused saving may mean sacrifices in other
areas, such as passing up the premium cable package so you can
put money into your emergency fund. But the upside is the next
time the car breaks down, you could pay cash for repairs instead
of charging it and paying interest.

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The key when it comes to spending is to strategize. First, set goals.
Then develop a plan (budget) so you can spend intentionally,
track your spending and work toward your goals. It’s important
to write it down so you can review and adjust the plan as needed.
Whether you use a pen and paper, a computer program, or an
app, purposefully allocating funds will help you get a better grip
on your spending.
There are a wide variety of personal finance websites that offer
budgeting tools. One of the more popular free budgeting websites
is www.mint.com. You can track all of your accounts including
saving, checking, credit, loans and investments so you get a true
overview of your finances. You can also link up your accounts via
a secure website so you get real-time information.
Another good money management website is www.
BudgetTracker.com, which gives you the choice to manually enter
your transactions or batch download them from your financial
institution. The free version offers limited functions, but you can
opt to upgrade for a low monthly cost and receive unlimited use,
along with the ability to download your files and print reports,
depending on your subscription level. An option for the more
security conscious is www.BudgetPulse.com, a free site that does
not ask for banking information but includes savings goals as well
as budgeting tools.
Keep in mind that finding the right budgeting method for you
is like going on a diet. You’ll want one that works yet fits your
unique style and preferences.


Sharing is an opportunity to invest in your community. Most experts
recommend that you share at least 10 percent of your income. The
opportunities are boundless, with nonprofit organizations to match
almost any interest. Maybe you feel passionate about a certain cause,
such as supporting the American Cancer Society, the American
Heart Association, Special Olympics — you get the idea. Even if you
can’t afford much at first, giving regularly develops the habit and
allows you the satisfaction of making a difference in your community.
Do the right thing for your finances by following the save,
spend and share principles. Need a little help or more information? Along with great online resources like www.bankrate.com
(calculators), and www.nefe.org (financial information for all
ages), local organizations like the Financial Information Service
Center (FISC) offer sound financial education and advice. Many
area credit unions and banks also offer financial education opportunities to benefit their members. Why not get started today?
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A day of baseball
and bravery
McClone Strike Out Cancer
Day honors pediatric cancer
patients, families with help
from the Timber Rattlers and
Community Benefit Tree
By Kathi Bloy


or the 10th year, McClone Strike Out Cancer Day will
provide approximately 250 Timber Rattler tickets to families fighting pediatric cancer. Recipients will enjoy not only
a free Sunday afternoon game on Aug. 3, but a special tailgate
party. In addition, the Rattlers will announce two minutes of
silence before the game to recognize the families battling cancer
and those who have lost the battle.
Sarah-Beth Janssen started the event nine years ago after
working on national and statewide pediatric cancer fundraisers.

Jordan Vanstrom throws out the 2012 event's first
pitch. Jordan, a cancer patient who is doing well at
this time, continues to fight through his second battle
with the disease.

“I wanted to find a way to bring something back to the Fox
Cities that we could do to help these families. So many people
around here are affected and we don’t have major league sports
teams to help us,” she said.
Her employer, McClone Agency, headquartered in Menasha,
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Anne-Marie Breen, sister of Sarah-Beth
Janssen, the founder of the event, donates
her hair.

the company said, “It’s always inspiring to hear the courageous
stories of the kids and families in our community fighting this awful
disease. The annual Strike Out Cancer event is a great opportunity
to help shine the spotlight on some of these heroes. Please join us
for a great day at the ballpark for a great cause. Go T-Rats!”
Janssen said other business partners provide in-kind donations
and the news media is always especially helpful in creating public
awareness of the event.
On another front, local nonprofit Community Benefit Tree
(CBT) has partnered with Janssen to create the Strike Out Cancer
Day Fund. Heidi Frederickson, executive director of CBT, said,
“This fund will be key in financially assisting families who have a
child with cancer, giving them a hand up in their crisis.”
Janssen explained, “The fund could help them with all sorts of
things. Oftentimes, cancer disrupts family life and they’re down
to one or no income. They drop everything because they’re in the
hospital for months at a time with their child. The funds can be
used for medical expenses, everyday living expenses, or anything
that is tied to that pediatric cancer battle. We want to help them
financially if we can, in addition to the emotional help they get
through Strike Out Cancer Day.”
Part of that emotional support comes from Domino’s and Pepsi,
who provide pizza and beverages for the tailgate party. Between
the party and the game, kids are allowed to play catch on the field,
Janssen said. “There are a lot of on-field activities that the Timber
Rattlers reserve for our families. Some of the kids get to see their
parents on the field, and it’s pretty comical.”
As the event has grown, Janssen said, they’ve added a Locks of
Love drive. “It has been really neat for kids going through cancer,
who might not have any hair, to see the generosity of the community when strangers donate their hair. Shear Chaos Salon sets up
shop inside the stadium and a lot of spectators come by to see
what’s going on. They watch people chop off 10, 12 or even 15
inches of hair. Most years we have about 25 donors.”
After the game, the kids collect autographs from Timber Rattler
players. “The team is so supportive,” Janssen said. “They not only
donate tickets, but for every ticket purchased that day by the
public, they donate a dollar to the Strike Out Cancer Day Fund.
The team truly embraces the day and the event.”
Janssen encourages families experiencing pediatric cancer to
get tickets by contacting her committee through their Facebook
page, www.facebook.com/StrikeOutCancerDay, or their email
address, which she said they will “post all over the community as
the date gets closer.”
Other venues for finding tickets are Families of Children with
Cancer in Green Bay, Marshfield Clinic’s Pediatric Oncology
Team and Community Benefit Tree.
The Community Benefit Tree Inc. is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization governed
by Christian values. Our mission is to help individuals and families struggling
with a medical crisis financially, emotionally, spiritually and with practical
resources. We celebrate people’s lives and support by helping family, friends or
co-workers plan a Celebration of Support event for their loved one. In the last 10
years, these one-day events have helped more than 500 families with funds for
living and medical expenses. Community Benefit Tree also provides education,
support, resources and financial assistance for families. For more information,
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sense of
By Stephanie Kregel


hat causes mental health
trauma, and why are some
people more affected than
others? There are many schools of
thought on the biology of trauma
and its care or treatment. First, let’s
start with identifying trauma on a
basic level. Trauma can be any event
or experience that the brain or body
interprets as life threatening, and has
lasting negative effects on physical or
mental states. The human body works
very hard to maintain balance. When
a traumatic event happens, it can threaten that balance. A body
that struggles with self-regulation could be knocked off balance
to a place where that person may not have the tools available to
regulate back to a healthy balance. Trauma can induce stress, fear,
shame, depression, anxiety and a vast array of other symptoms.
We all respond to trauma differently. What may be traumatic for

“Trauma can induce stress, fear, shame,
depression, anxiety and a vast array of other
symptoms. We all respond to trauma differently.”


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some may not be for others.
Our brains are all wired differently. The old saying in reference
to neurons in the brain that every psychology or biology student
has heard that those that fire together, wire together holds a great
degree of truth, according to Donald Hebb, a Canadian psychologist whose work was extremely influential on neuroscience and
neurophysiology. When traumatic events happen in our lives, our
brain is recording it. Problems may occur when those neurons
that were recording the traumatic event wire together with other
neurons firing that are processing things like self-image or selfesteem, to name a couple. Those newly wired together neurons
have the capability to change the way we perceive our world and
the people in it.
Some neurons wire together in a way that makes no sense,
causing the person to experience a road block or trauma that may
be difficult to overcome, especially when the person is unaware
of the root cause of the road block. Take for instance, a person
recently experiencing the ending of a relationship with a significant other. One evening while driving home, that person is in a
significant car accident, but aside from bruises and scrapes, experienced no severe injuries. Months down the road, this person

has started a new relationship, but begins to experience obsessive
thoughts which cause them discomfort and scares them. Through
therapy, the person learns that the feelings of loss, sadness and
grief associated with the ending of the previous relationship wired
together with the experience of fear, loss of control and stress
associated with the car accident. The new relationship triggered
all of those unresolved feelings and current obsessive thoughts
because the brain may have overcompensated its efforts to regain
control and a sense of safety.
What do we do about this phenomenon? If the brain learned
to fire neurons together, then logically speaking, the brain can
unlearn that firing and wiring. The body is an amazing organism
equipped with the means to heal itself. A well-regulated system
will experience stressors and lower the effects in a timely fashion.
How we tap into the healing potential differs depending on the
situation and the person. Mental health counseling can assist in
the rewiring process, while others may benefit from meditation,
yoga or other means of self-regulation. Find what works best for
you. Healing is hard work, but it will be the most rewarding work
you will ever do.
Stephanie Kregel is a Licensed Professional Counselor in training.
Stephanie helps others find clarity and peace as well as help them
get to know their “true self.” Stephanie works with clients to restore
or rebuild harmony between mind, body and spirit. Stephanie
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Healthy in spirit:
When someone
moves in
By Rev. April Kain-Breese


id someone new move in with you this summer? Perhaps
you acquired a new puppy, kitten, guinea pig, turtle or fish.
Pets can offer fascinating insights into our own psyches.
I just welcomed a 6-pound Chihuahua into my life, and we are
getting to know each other day by day. In my case, it was “love at
first sight,” as it often is with a new puppy. I brought him home
with me, and then we began to get acquainted for real — and I
began to realize just what I had taken on!
It reminds me of having a baby all over again! But instead of diapers
and bottles, it’s housetraining and learning to walk on a leash (him,
not me). Crying in the night is the same. Getting up to take care of
elimination needs is the same. Cuddling is the same. The geometric
growth of supporting possessions is the same — instead of a crib and
a changing table, it’s a kennel and an exercise enclosure. And then
there are varieties of dog food, treats, food and water bowls, a doggie
placemat, and the latest acquisition: a grooming brush (though I
could have kept one of the baby hairbrushes — it’s the same sort of
thing). Oh, and the medical documents and instructions: injections,
dietary rules, good sleep hygiene and so forth.

There’s one difference, though — the baby didn’t have little
metal tags around her neck; that’s new.
The dog is being a dog, and I as the new human companion am
responsible for his care and feeding. That fact brought out some
interesting feelings for me, many of them similar to bringing home
our daughter: an overwhelming sense of responsibility and fear
that I would do something wrong, the feeling that I had just lost
complete control of my own life, a preoccupation with what the
new little creature was doing at every moment, skipped meals, loss
of sleep and a feeling of having lots of questions without answers
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new roommate, or an adult child returning home, or some other
newcomer in your home. You may find, as I have, that there is
some turmoil that comes along with even the most welcome
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• Take care of yourself, especially in terms of the basics of nutrition, rest and exercise.
• Decide what your absolute non-negotiables are. For example,
the dog may not relieve himself in the house; I put up an exercise enclosure to keep him contained between trips outside. Or,
your roommate is not to eat your food or wear your clothes.
• Allow other aspects of your new relationship to unfold as
you collaborate to create it. Everybody needs to give a bit.
For example, I don’t really want to get up at 5 a.m., but I can
manage that if I have to let the dog out.
• Allow plenty of moments to appreciate the positive aspects
of your new arrangement: new friendship, mutual support or
other benefits. In my case, I have a little bundle of fur to love,
an ongoing floorshow of adorable antics, a reason to take that
early morning walk and lots of material for Sunday morning
sermons! Oh, and a new photography subject!
Whomever or whatever you next welcome into your home, I wish
you many happy moments. Even in challenging circumstances,
there can be much to appreciate and enjoy, as long as you are
willing to do your part.
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affirmative prayer, positive thinking and daily application of five
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What do
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By Kim Neher, MS, Clinical Nutritionist


ho doesn’t experience food
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comes to food
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cravings or indulge them? The answer isn’t


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some tips for deciphering what your body
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Craving cookies, candy, ice cream, soda,
etc. may mean you are withdrawing from
processed sugar — which indeed is almost
drug-like — and miss the feeling of a “sugar
high.” It also may mean that you might be
legitimately craving carbs because you’ve
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“When your body is chronically
under-fueled, it’ll start screaming
for all sorts of strange things.”

Craving popcorn, chips, soup or sauces
may mean your body is adrenalin-fatigued.
Although human sodium needs are somewhat low, the adrenals balance human fluid
and salt levels. Try eating celery, seaweed,
raw cultured vegetables, Swiss chard or
spinach when these cravings strike.

High-fat foods

This includes cheese, butter, peanut butter,
fast food or heavy desserts. Your body
is probably desperate for calories. Nine
times out of 10 when you crave extremely
calorie-rich foods, it’s because you haven’t
been getting enough fuel for a while (days,
weeks or even months) and your body is
pretty upset about it. The key to battling
this craving isn’t necessarily to eat more
fatty foods, but to eat more, period.



Wanting chicken, fish or eggs means you
probably aren’t getting enough protein.
Most Americans actually over-consume
protein, but there are still some who just
do not eat enough, such as vegetarians,
vegans or extreme dieters. In any situation,
work with a nutritionist to ensure you’re
getting enough protein for your activity
level, whether it be from plant or animal

Dairy, bread, pasta,
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Both dairy and gluten-containing grains
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happy. These opioids are also amazingly
addictive and are largely responsible for
cravings. At the same time, they also cause
blood sugar spikes, are hard to digest and
tend to be one of the major causes of so
many people’s inflammation. Keep your
servings of these foods minimal or opt for
dairy-free/gluten-free choices.
Above all else, eat enough. When your
body is chronically under-fueled, it’ll start
screaming for all sorts of strange things.
For many people, the best way to defeat
cravings is to simply eat a greater quantity
of real, colorful foods.
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ugust is a great time to start preparing your children and
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bedtimes, wake times, etc.
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Plan ahead

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Children older than 4 should be able to help with all of this.
Have them buy into this process, it can be as simple as a game of
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“We have all heard that eight
hours of sleep is adequate,
but studies say that children
need 10-11 hours of sleep.”
their teeth and get to school on time, they earn something. At the
end of each school week, if children have more “wins” than losses,
they are able to pick a reward (extra time playing a video game or
watching TV, ice cream, a bike ride, etc.).
Examples of things to do before retiring for the evening are:
• Lay out tomorrow’s clothes. (If you have a picky dresser, give
him or her two choices to pick from or set a timer that allows
five minutes to pick. Once the outfit is chosen, that is what
they wear.)
• Place shoes and backpacks near the door.
• Deposit the homework folder back in the school bag.
• Prepare and pack tomorrow’s snacks/lunches.
• Make breakfast choices simple: cereal, granola bars, yogurt, a
bagel — and if all fails, eat in the car! Nutrition is key to learning and growing.
If your child is attending a new school, practice run the driving
route and time it takes. Learn the shortcuts; nothing is more irritating (well at least to me) than hitting every nearby school zone.

Get plenty of sleep

At least a week before the start of school, get back into bedtimes
and alarm wake-ups (unless you are the alarm for your child(ren)).

Cut off “blue screen time” for children at least 30 minutes
before bed. Experts suggest an hour, but as a mom, I am a realist.
This includes laptops, iPads, phones, TV, etc. Blue light actually
can trick the brain into thinking it is daytime and can mess with
our circadian rhythm.
Getting a good night’s sleep is just as important as good nutrition. Not only does it allow our bodies to rest and rebuild, it is
key to emotional well-being and the functioning of one’s brain at
school. We have all heard that eight hours of sleep is adequate, but
studies say that children need 10-11 hours of sleep.
Now, if you are one of the lucky parents who have an easygoing,
motivated child who is always on time for school, I am jealous.
For those who have mornings similar to mine, then not only is
this YouTube clip something you will appreciate, but hopefully
my tidbits of ideas will help as well: http://bit.ly/1m6dpSF. This
YouTube video of “The Mom Song” is a hilarious demonstration
of how raising kids can make us a little nutty. This is my version:
Wake up, wake up, wake up, wake up.
Get dressed, get dressed, get dressed, get dressed!
Eat your breakfast! Eat your breakfast! You’ll be hungry if you
Brush your teeth; seriously, brush your teeth.
Find your shoes, where did they go?
Quit chasing the cat, we are going to be late!
Get in the car and buckle up; really, you need to buckle up.
What do you mean you left your backpack at home? Do I have
to do everything?!

We are going to be late again today; can you see that this is stressful for me?
Ok, prepare to get out of the car — not yet, the car is still in
Have a great day! I love you! See you after school.
Ok, so even those of us who have well-thought-out and structured plans in place can have mornings like I just described, and
yes, this is very often my morning with my son.
The good news is that we have a lot of chances during the
school year to have more “wins” than losses if we are lucky! Here
is to a great start to the new school year!
With love, Meridith
Meridith Starling has a Master of Science in social work (MSSW)
from the University of Tennessee, attended Samford University,
and received a B.A. in human development and family studies.
She is a social worker certified in the states of Wisconsin, Michigan, Tennessee and Ohio. A busy mom who also juggles work with
being the family taxi driver, chef, laundress and more, Meridith likes to add
humor to her writing as well as draw on not only theory, but personal experiences
to help others. Her practice is Valley Wellness and Referral, LLC. It is located in
the Marketplace in Neenah.
References: “How Blocking Blue Light at Night Can Transform Your
Sleep.” Kris Gunnars. Authority Nutrition. http://authoritynutrition.com/
“Sleep and Children with ADHD.” CHADD. www.chadd.org/Membership/
“Take Charge of Your Child’s Sleep.” Judith Owens, M.D., MPH, and Jodi
Mindell, Ph.D. Marlowe & Company. 2005.

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closed. I could see beautiful lights dancing in my mind. I always
looked forward to road trips with my parents because I would have
the time to just sit and watch the pictures move through my mind.
I realize now, as a grandmother, that at the ages of 2, 3 and 4,
I was meditating. I didn’t have to put any effort into it. I enjoyed
it and to this day remember the feeling that I got when I had the
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Something on me was always moving — whether I was bouncing
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hard time slowing my mind down to a calmer pace. Sleeping was
rare because I just couldn’t relax. I was diagnosed with attentiondeficit disorder and proceeded with the pharmaceutical protocol.
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there had to be a better way! I began with essential oils. And to this
day, 20-plus years later after I began them, I still use them daily.
There was one thing that essential oils couldn’t do for me that
I discovered meditation could. That was teach me how to slow
down, to look around at the beauty of everything that is around
us, to find gratitude in the smallest things that we are all guilty of
looking past. I again discovered that just sitting or lying peacefully
with my eyes closed could bring me the inner peace I craved.
I meditate every day and I use a CD to help me stay with it. I set
my alarm a half-hour before I need to get up. I keep my portable
CD player and headphones right next to me so I don’t have to find
them and I just lie there and allow the process.
I have talked to many people who think they could never
master the art of meditation. The thing is, nobody’s asking you to
be a master. This is about you and what you want to achieve for
your self-worth. If you want less stress, I suggest you meditate.
If you want to heal from inner, deep issues that keep you from
moving forward in your life, I suggest you meditate.
I could list a hundred reasons to meditate, but the biggest
reason is: You deserve less stress and more inner peace.
If you need help starting this process, please consider joining a
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Keeping your
How hearing loss
increases risk of falling
By Stephanie Long, Audiologist


alling is a serious problem. Injuries
from falls can result in severe and
sometimes life-altering complications including, but not limited to,
concussions and bone fractures. For many
reasons, these outcomes occur more
frequently as we grow older.
To help reduce the incidence of falls,
physicians rightly suggest having patients
exercise and also have their vision checked
regularly. Both preventative measures
assist in maintaining healthy balance.
Many medications can cause patients to
become dizzy, therefore causing a fall.
Prescription medications with dizziness
as a known side effect will usually have
a warning on the label. It is imperative
that patients are aware of these labels and
follow the suggested precautions.

Talking to your
physician and pharmacist to check the
ototoxicity of medications to determine
if this may be contributing to any balance
concerns is important
as well. Ototoxicity is, in simple terms, ear
poisoning (oto means “ear,” toxicity means
“poisoning”) that occurs as the result of
exposure to drugs or chemicals that cause
damage to the nerves of the inner ear.
Those nerves are responsible for sending
both balance and hearing information to
the brain for processing.
In addition to environmental chemicals, many common over-the-counter
medications as well as several prescribed

medications (diuretics, chemotherapies
used to treat cancer, antibiotics, etc.) are
considered to be ototoxic. The degree and
duration of ototoxicity depends on many
factors. Patients should evaluate their
treatment choices with their physician/
health care team before stopping or starting any medications. The effect of certain
drugs is often temporary, while others may
result in permanent changes. However,
while taking a known ototoxic drug,

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patients should be aware of the potential
for balance and/or hearing impairment
and talk with their prescribing physician if
they experience these side effects.
Another lesser-known contributing
factor with increased falls is untreated
hearing loss. Research has shown that even
individuals with a “mild” (25-decibel)
hearing loss showed an increased risk of
falling that was three times greater than
those without hearing loss. This correlation is astonishing and something we all
need to be aware of.
Additionally, the more hearing loss a
person experiences, the greater the risk
of falling. Specifically, each additional
10-decibel hearing loss increases fall risk
by 1.4 fold. Knowing that other factors
can cause people to be dizzy, the study
carefully controlled for this by removing
people with other health issues, such and
cardiovascular disease or known vestibular issues (other balance problems associated with the inner ear).
So why does this happen? At first glance
it does not seem that hearing changes and
falling would be related. However, delving

deeper into the subject, research undeniably shows a significant correlation. One
reason is thought to be that the people who
cannot hear well have less overall awareness
of their environment. Additionally, it is
widely accepted that any degree of hearing
loss requires more effort for listening than
for those without hearing loss. This load
overwhelms the brain with demands on
its resources. While straining to hear and
process the auditory input around them
— conversations, sounds of the street,
sounds of nature — those with even slightly
impaired hearing will be more likely to miss
a step and fall because their attention was
on the sounds around them, rather than
on gait and balance. In contrast, those with
normal hearing can listen passively without
effort and do not have this added challenge.
Although everyone is likely to experience changes in their hearing as they age,
those with the greatest risk are individuals
who have worked in noisy settings, such as
paper mills, factories, farms or in the military. Also, individuals with diabetes are at
great risk for hearing loss as are those who
have any cardiovascular disease. If any

of these working environments or health
issues pertain to you or a loved one, it is
best to see an audiologist for a baseline
hearing screening.
Fortunately, hearing loss of all degrees
can be treated through amplification.
Hearing aids provide the brain with
the missing auditory information and
decrease your likelihood of falling.
As the old saying goes, “An ounce of
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regular visits to your hearing specialist is one
of the most important things you can do to
ensure your overall health and happiness.
Taking the necessary precautions to reduce
the risk of falls and the life-changing consequences that can take place as a result is well
worth the conversation.
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Children are
not miniature
Benefits of pediatric massage
By Sara Willems, NCTMB, LMT


wise friend of mine once told me that practicing massage
is, in fact, practicing the old medicine ways: the ancient
medicine ways. She could not be more correct. Infant and
pediatric massage has long been a common practice in families of
Eastern and African cultures. Many indigenous tribes use some
form of bodywork to soothe, relax and heal their little ones. With
our modern technology and hurried lives, we often find ourselves
lacking in quality family time and touching each other less. The
ancient practice of massage can serve to reaffirm a close bond
with our children, and to convey a sense of security and trust.
Children respond very positively to any form of massage. Most
likely, it is because of the sense of touch and the bonding it brings
that has such a therapeutic effect on the child. For infants, a gentle
gliding stroke with some oils is the best form of massage therapy.
As children grow older, massage can include separate work on
hands and feet, concentrating on the fingers and toes.
Sessions for massage therapy should not last for more than a
quarter of an hour, as children’s attention spans are small and they

may find longer sessions irritating. You may also find that the
child falls asleep while being massaged. This is a positive sign and
points to the positive effects of the therapy.
Here are some specific benefits:

Infant weight gain

Premature babies often struggle with weight gain. Touch, obtained
through gentle massage and cuddling, releases a growth hormone
in premature infants that helps them gain necessary weight and
aids development of vital organs and the brain. A study by the
Department of Neonatology at the Children’s National Medical
Center in Washington, D.C. showed that premature infants who
were massaged, particularly with body stroking and passive movement of the limbs, gained more weight than premature infants
without massage.

Stress and anxiety relief

Massage reduces stress hormone levels and blood glucose levels.
According to Maria Hernandez-Reif, a researcher at the Touch
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toxins, parasites, bacteria, microbes, pathogens and viruses. Due
to its relaxing effect, massage has been found to reduce asthma
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lymphoma and its


he human body’s immune system is integral to its shortand long-term health, helping guard the body from a host
of threats, including germs and viruses. But the immune
system can be compromised, and when this happens, the results
can be severe.
Lymphoma is one of the more troubling issues that can compromise a person’s immune system. A cancer of the lymph system,
which is a part of the immune system, lymphoma comes in many
forms, and recognizing which type of lymphoma a person has can
help a doctor tailor a treat-ment plan and provide a more accurate prognosis to his or her patients. But men and women also can
benefit from understanding lymphoma, as it can help them more
effectively manage their disease or better understand what a loved
one diagnosed with lymphoma is going through.

What are the types of lymphoma?

There are many types of lymphoma, and these types fall into one
of two categories: Hodgkin disease and non-Hodgkin lymphomas.
Hodgkin disease: Hodgkin disease begins in white blood cells
known as lymphocytes, and because lymphoid tissue is present in
many parts of the body, Hodgkin disease can start nearly anywhere
on the body. However, Hodgkin disease most often starts in the
lymph nodes of the upper part of the body, such as the chest, neck
or under the arms. Hodgkin disease will spread gradually, most
often from lymph node to lymph node. But because there are
different types of Hodgkin disease, the disease can grow and spread
differently depending on the type a person has.
Non-Hodgkin lymphoma: Non-Hodgkin lymphoma also
begins in the lymphocytes and can begin almost anywhere in the
body. There are many types of non-Hodgkin lymphoma, but they
were often grouped as slow- or fast-growing lymphomas. The
former grows so slowly that it produces few symptoms, while the
latter spreads so quickly it can cause severe symptoms and may be
referred to as an aggressive lymphoma.

What causes lymphoma?

Though researchers are not always certain why certain factors
make a person more likely to develop Hodgkin disease, they have
determined a handful of factors that increase a person’s risk. People

who have had mononucleosis, an infection caused by the EpsteinBarr virus, or EBV, have an increased, albeit small, risk of Hodgkin
disease. DNA from EBV is found in roughly half of Hodgkin
patients’ Reed-Sternberg cells, which are a type of cell found in
people with Hodgkin lymphoma. But many people infected with
EBV never develop Hodgkin disease.
Age is another risk factor for Hodgkin disease, as the disease is
most common among people between the ages of 15 and 40, especially men and women in their 20s. But many men and women are
diagnosed with Hodgkin disease in late adulthood as well. Age also
is a risk factor for non-Hodgkin lymphoma, though the majority of
cases are diagnosed in people in their 60s or older.
Family history also plays a role, as brothers and sisters of young
people with Hodgkin disease have an elevated risk, one that is especially high for the identical twin of a person with Hodgkin disease.
But the American Cancer Society still notes that a family link is still
seen in only about 5 percent of all cases of Hodgkin disease.
Some studies have suggested that exposure to certain chemicals,
most notably benzene, and certain herbicides and insecticides used
to kill weeds and insects, may be linked to an elevated risk of developing non-Hodgkin lymphoma. However, such research is ongoing.
Patients treated with radiation therapy for other cancers may also
be at an increased risk of developing non-Hodgkin lymphoma, and
this risk is even greater for those treated with both radiation and
Immune system deficiencies and autoimmune diseases have also
been linked to a greater risk for non-Hodgkin lymphoma. People
who have received organ transplants are often treated with immune
system suppressants to ensure the immune system does not attack
the new organ, and such suppressants put people at a higher risk of
developing non-Hodgkin lymphoma. Children born with immune
system deficiencies also have an elevated risk of developing nonHodgkin lymphoma, as do people with autoimmune diseases such
as rheumatoid arthritis, lupus and celiac sprue.
Lymphoma is a potentially deadly disease, but one that is often
treatable. More information about lymphoma and lymphoma treatment is available at www.cancer.org/cancer/lymphoma.
Source: MetroCreative Connection
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Feathering the
By Deb Bongers, MSE, LPCIT, NCC


e often think of August as the time we purchase
back-to-school supplies and finish up the last fun of
summer. It is also a time when parents, after sending
their children off to college, sometimes become empty nesters.
For parents, this can be an exciting, exhilarating time and one in
which they experience sadness and loss as well. Those two words
— “empty nest” — can conjure up a myriad of other feelings
including nostalgia, guilt, relief that they’re on their own, feeling
lost about their own next steps, worry and grief. The good news is
that all of it is normal. The better news is there are plenty of ways
you can help yourself to get through the process, to have fun and
enjoy it as well as to flourish in it.
An empty nest doesn’t have any set rules for when and how it
begins or ends. Remember, everyone feels it differently and for
varying lengths of time. Some parents adjust quickly, being positive and excited about the changes to their lifestyles, while others
may encounter more difficulty dealing with the transition, the
quietness and their new roles. According to Psychology Today,
more women than men are affected by the empty nest. Mothers
typically are going through other significant life events, such as
menopause and caring for elderly parents, which can add additional stress. Fathers can have transitional pains also.

Parents usually find many different ways to cope with this
major life change. Consider some of these suggestions:
EMPTINESS. Give yourself the gift of time and space to adjust

and grieve this transition. Write yourself a letter about what you’re
going through or journal your feelings.
WHAT YOU WANT TO DO NEXT. What did you like to do

before you had children? Remember, this is a new chapter in your
life and you get to define it. Try to embrace it.
PARTNER. You now have privacy, the run of the house, less

responsibility, plus much more time to explore and participate in
fun activities.
understand what you’re going through. This might even be a way
to meet more people or reconnect with old friends. Consider
joining or creating a support group.
KEEP ACTIVE. Exercise regularly. Learn something new. Take
classes. Pursue education. Take on a new challenge either personally
or professionally. Volunteer in the community. There are many worthwhile causes and a whole gamut of organizations to connect with.

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EMBRACE YOUR NEW ROLE. You will continue to be a
parent; it will just look different. Now it’s parenting by invitation
from your child. Encourage your child to stay in touch. Maintain
regular contact with them through texts, emails and phone. Give
them space, too!
memories of your child and look forward to their continued
growth and independence.
Monitor how you use your time. With fewer responsibilities
and people in the house, there’s more available time for you. Try
to use it productively. Make a list of things you want to accomplish
and possible time frames in which to accomplish them.
DREAM. Write down goals of things you want to do, places you
want to see, books you want to read, etc. Then do it! Keep yourself
vibrant and interesting.
TAKE CARE OF YOURSELF. Eat regular well-balanced meals,
get plenty of sleep, drink water, get together with friends, laugh
and have fun.
more than just a parent. Sometimes we are so busy being a parent
we lose part of ourselves. Spend time with yourself. Be your own
best friend.
parents work hard to create in their children. Honor that and
congratulate yourself. Parenting is hard work and you were able to
launch your child. Kudos!
CURRENT LIFE. What about downsizing your living arrange-

ments or trading in that family minivan for something else, something more family “unfriendly?” Remember, weigh options and
give those possibilities thought and time before doing them.
ASK FOR HELP IF YOU NEED IT. If you recognize that you
are struggling with this transition, talk to your doctor or a mental
health provider. You are not alone. All parents deal with this
change at some point in their lives. Accept that it looks different
for everyone.
Finally, enjoy the process; it is a process. Embrace it. It will get
easier; just give it time.
Deb Bongers, MSE, LPCIT, NCC, works for CCM Counseling and Wellness in
Green Bay. She is a former school counselor who is a licensed professional counselor in training. She is a nationally certified counselor trained in brainspotting,
a cutting-edge brain-based therapy. She enjoys working with people in transition
and those committed to moving past their own fears to become the best version
of themselves. For more information, call 920-498-3383 or visit www.ccmcounseling.com.
References: “Empty Nest: Life Beyond Parenting – Now What?” Natalie Caine.
www.MariaShriver.com. bit.ly/1tkvvG4.
“Coping with Empty Nest Syndrome.” EAP Newsletter Online. ComPsych
Corporation. 2002.
“Marriages and Families: Making Choices in a Diverse Society.” Seventh
edition. Mary Ann Lamanna and Agnes Riedmann. Wadsworth Publishing
Co. 1999.
“Healthy Lifestyle: Adult Health.” Mayo Clinic. http://mayocl.in/1p02Kt3.
“Your Life Calling: Reimaging the Best of Your Life.” J. Pauley. Simon & Schuster. 2014.
“Empty Nest Syndrome.” Psychology Today. www.psychologytoday.com/


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The triple
By Dulcie Bosi-Schmidt


f obesity, the leading cause of preventable disease (osteoarthritis, diabetes and digestive disorders) and the leading cause
of death (heart disease, heart attack and stroke) isn’t enough
to knock you off your seat, maybe this will: Obesity is now also
the leading cause of cancer, a title previously held by smoking,
according to the Associated Press. Imagine the potential for an
overweight smoker, but we’ll save that discussion for another day.
In America, obesity and being overweight account for up to 14
percent of cancer deaths in men and 20 percent of cancer deaths
in women, according to the National Cancer Institute. Some 20
to 30 percent of common cancers such as colon, postmenopausal
breast, uterine and esophageal may be related to being overweight
and to a lack of physical activity, according to the institute, as
reported by the New York Daily News in September 2009.
If we continue to take this issue lying or sitting down, we will
continue to see the numbers grow. That is to say, if the scales don’t
begin to tip in our favor, neither will our health as a nation or our
insurance rates.
How did we get here in just a few generations? It’s no secret
that day-to-day life no longer resembles that of our grandparents and great-grandparents. An average adult in the early 1900s
burned roughly 500 more calories in a single day than an average
American adult does today. This was accomplished through
daily tasks such as gardening, tending to livestock and walking
to the grocer. Additionally, adults from preceding generations
consumed roughly 300 calories less in a day from whole foods
than the average American adult does today from a combination
of whole and processed foods. Our ancestors consumed more of
their calories from fat by way of high-fat proteins and whole dairy
products, often leading to cholesterol issues, as opposed to weight
issues. Again, this is a topic for another day.
An excess of a mere 100 calories per day equates to a 10-poundper-year weight gain, and 800 calories an 80-pound weight gain
annually. This is consistent with the trend we’ve seen in America.

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“Obesity is now also the
leading cause of cancer,
a title previously held by
smoking, according to
the Associated Press.”
Today, overweight Americans (two-thirds of the population) are
23 pounds overweight on average, up from 17 pounds in 2007
according to Gallup.
Although the numbers are staggering, research also tells us that
fear, force and facts provide little motivation. If we are to change
what has come to be known as the new normal, we’ll have to
stand up and fight this triple threat known as obesity; if not for
ourselves, then for a loved one.
Don’t ignore the proverbial ketchup on the corner of one’s
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Gluten-Free Jamsicles
By Danielle Lythjohan

Raspberry Grape Lemon Drop Jamsicle

Raspberry Fuzzy Navel

In a bowl, whisk together the fruit spread and juice. Fill a popsicle mold about a third full with diced grape chunks. Pour in the
fruit spread/juice mixture and top with a couple of grape chunks.
Place the lid on top and freeze 12-24 hours.
After freezing, run the mold under warm water to loosen
jamsicles. Serve and enjoy.
Makes approximately three jamsicles.

In a bowl, whisk together fruit spread and juice. Fill the popsicle mold about a third full with raspberries. Pour in the fruit
spread/juice mixture and top with a few more raspberries.
Place the lid on top and freeze for 12-24 hours.
After freezing, run the mold under warm water to loosen
the jamsicles. Serve and enjoy.
Makes approximately three jamsicles.

• ½ cup Mudd Creek Raspberry Lemon Drop Fruit Spread
• ½ cup white grape juice
• Green grapes, diced in chunks

• ½ cup Mudd Creek Fuzzy Navel Fruit Spread
• ½ cup strawberry-mango lemonade juice
• Raspberries, fresh


Substitute your favorite Mudd Creek fruit spread, juice and fresh fruit to create a tropical, refreshing one-of-a-kind jamsicle.
Danielle Lythjohan is a blogger and product developer volunteer for Mudd Creek, LLC. Located in Appleton, Mudd Creek is a gluten-free company specializing in
fruit spreads, baking mixes, butter spices/rubs, granola and coffee blends, and is owned and operated by Donna and Ken Klausen. For more information or to locate
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Protect your
child through
By Michelle Vanden Heuvel, RN, BSN, MSM


he back-to-school season will soon be upon us once again.
In addition to ensuring your children have all of the necessary supplies and the latest fashions to return to school
with, it is also important to be sure they are protected from the
preventable diseases they may become exposed to.
There are many diseases no longer common in the United States
— such as polio, measles, diphtheria, whooping cough (pertussis),
mumps, rubella, tetanus and rotavirus — due to the availability of
vaccinations, according to the Centers for Disease Control and
Prevention (CDC). Some parents have the misunderstanding that
since the aforementioned diseases are not prevalent in the United
States, it is not necessary to vaccinate their children against them.
Unfortunately, that is not the case.
Children and adults can become exposed to diseases in a variety
of ways, including traveling to countries that have a higher instance
of disease, or simply coming in contact with someone else who
was exposed during international travel. According to the CDC,
there have been 477 cases of measles reported from Jan. 1, 2014
through June 13, 2014, with the origin for 97 percent of those cases
from other countries. Measles is highly contagious, so much so
that 90 percent of people who come in contact with someone who
is infected will also contract the disease, the CDC reports. While
measles itself may not seem overly worrisome, it can cause other
serious complications, especially in those who are either under 5
years of age or over 20 years old, up to and including death.
Because parents cannot always physically protect their children
from becoming exposed to diseases such as measles, one of the
best means of protection is to ensure that children are current
with their vaccinations. For instance, immunity to measles can be
provided with a series of two vaccinations, one at 12-15 months
of age and a second at 4-6 years of age, according to the CDC.
Not only will that vaccine offer protection from measles, but
also mumps, rubella (German measles) and sometimes varicella
(chicken pox) as well, depending on the vaccine that is administered. In addition, to be sure a child is immune prior to international travel, a simple blood test can confirm there are the

appropriate amount of antibodies present in the child’s system.
Due to the impact vaccinations have had on the instances of
contagious diseases, many schools — primary, secondary and
post-secondary — require proof of immunity or medical and/or
religious documentation stating the student is unable to become
vaccinated. Some may consider this an infringement on personal
choices and beliefs, but those requirements have been put in place
as an attempt to provide students, staff and faculty with protection.
Ultimately when making the decision of whether or not to vaccinate, it is important to obtain information from credible resources
such as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Michelle Vanden Heuvel is a bachelor’s-prepared registered nurse, licensed in
Wisconsin since 2009, with a master’s degree in health care management. She is
the program chair for the Globe University Medical Assistant, Medical Administrative Assistant and Health Care Management programs at the Appleton
campus. Visit globeuniversity.edu or call 920-364-1100 for more information.
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References: “Measles: Make Sure Your Child Is Fully Immunized.” Centers for
Disease Control and Prevention. www.cdc.gov/features/measels.
“Why Are Childhood Vaccines So Important?” Centers for Disease Control
and Prevention. www.cdc.gov/vaccines/vac-gen/howvpd.htm.

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Escape back
pain this fall
with the right
By Dr. David A. Lindley


he use of backpacks has become increasingly common
among students of all ages. According to the U.S. Census
Bureau, more than 79 million children, teens and adults
were enrolled in school throughout the country in the fall of 2011.
That’s a lot of backpacks.
Along with the increase in backpack usage, there has been a
corresponding increase in backpack-related back injuries. In fact,
the Consumer Product Safety Commission estimates that more
than 24,500 people were treated for backpack-related back injuries in hospitals and doctors’ offices in 2012. Nearly 10,000 of
those people were children between the ages of 5 and 18.
Now that many students are transporting computers or other
electronic devices in their backpacks, as well as books, these
statistics should come as no surprise. And while heavy, over-filled
backpacks are a big concern, there are other factors leading to
the abundance of medical treatment for injuries associated with
wearing a backpack.
Peer pressure can also contribute to backpack problems,
because many style-conscious students choose to use only one
shoulder strap, or they position the packs too far down on their
backs. However, packs that incorrectly displace their weight also
put students at increased risk for musculoskeletal injuries.
These five simple tips can keep students (and their parents)
from unnecessary pain and possible injury due to improperly
toting or lifting a school bag.
FIND THE RIGHT BAG. Backpacks are made for people of
different sizes. It’s important that the one your scholar carries

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fits properly. The backpack should have padded bands to go over
the shoulders, and preferably the bands should be wider than 2
inches. The pack shouldn’t be any wider than the carrier’s body.
ADJUST THE STRAPS. Once you have a backpack, make sure
that the adjustable straps are set up properly. The top of the pack
should be just an inch or two below the base of the neck, with the
bottom of the pack just above the waistline. This ensures that most
of the weight is balanced along the strong and stable parts of your
shoulders and back. A backpack that sags too low causes extra
strain on the back.
PACK PROPERLY. Distribute the objects in the pack from the
heaviest being closest to the body and the lightest away from the
body. This provides less strain on the shoulders and back. Be sure
to avoid packing items that are unnecessary. The bag should be
less than 15 percent of the weight of the person carrying it.
TWO IS BETTER THAN ONE. Wear both straps. Many children like to sling their backpacks over one shoulder, but the extra
weight along one side of the body can lead to painful shoulder,
back and hip issues over time due to developing a curved spine.

“Distribute the objects in the pack
from the heaviest being closest
to the body and the lightest away
from the body. This provides less
strain on the shoulders and back.”
Backpacks that have a chest or waist strap can help allocate the
weight even more evenly for an even less harmful haul.
LIFT WITH YOUR KNEES. Loaded with heavy math, science
and history books, backpacks can get heavy to lift with just one
arm. When students put on their backpacks, they should make
sure to pick up their packs with both hands and lift with their
knees. Hunching over and picking up 15 to 20 pounds of dead
weight can quickly cause back pain.
By following these simple tips, you will be on your way to
another successful school year. Should you experience persistent
back or muscle pain, a consultation with a family physician or a
pain management specialist is recommended.

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Natural Expressions
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ou have been reading Grandma Rose’s articles
about food for diabetics and blood sugar control
in Nature’s Pathways for about a year now. Are
you ready to take serious action to get your blood sugar
under control?
Diabetic drugs keep blood sugar down, but they
contribute to heart disease and don’t prevent complications. Eating the right kind of foods in the right amount
does help you maintain your health.
It is difficult for a person who is not diabetic to help
you as they can’t know how foods affect your blood
sugar. Other diabetics can be very helpful, as they have
accumulated information from their own experience.
These individuals can be very helpful, especially to those
whose blood sugar test strips are limited by cost or insurance restrictions. (Testing strips cost around $1 each and
the cost gets high very quickly.) Although our bodies are
all unique, we have much in common and can benefit
from other diabetics’ experience and testing.
Having been diabetic for over 20 years, I understand
what you’re going through. Saturday, Sept. 6 at 2 p.m.
is the first diabetic support and education group meeting. Meetings will be held Saturdays in Natural Expressions 100% Whole
Grain Bakery’s kitchen. We will share information, cook, bake and
do whatever is needed to get your blood sugar going in the right
direction. Meetings are free of charge and last about an hour. Please
register at naturalexpressions1.com.
As Grandma Rose, owner of Natural Expressions 100% Whole
Grain Bakery, I am here to help if you are motivated. My research
will be freely shared. I have done the research and walked the
walk. It is my mission to walk side by side with you until you can
walk alone or, better yet, beside someone who needs what you
need now.
Hi-maize 260 resistant starch fiber lowers cholesterol, and
prevents blood sugar rise and weight gain. Natural Expressions
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information you need to make it work for you in controlling blood
sugar and weight. Hi-maize 260 is gluten-free and non-GMO.
This product and others are available on Grandma Rose’s website,
naturalexpressions1.com. Product prices include shipping.

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Choices in
By Chelsie Towns


e’ve looked at choosing a
care provider and managing
labor pain in the previous two
“Choices in childbirth” articles; Part 3 will
discuss other considerations for the childbearing year.
CHIROPRACTIC care has been shown
to help women experiencing infertility
conceive. During pregnancy, a chiropractor can help alleviate common complaints,
including joint pain, headaches, constipation, reflux and more. Chiropractic helps
the pelvis open and encourages proper fetal
positioning, sometimes helping a breech
or transverse baby to move head down. It
has even been shown to reduce the pain
and length of labor! Look for a chiropractor skilled in the Webster technique.
been practiced throughout history in one
way or another, and has made a real resurgence recently. It’s said to help increase
milk supply, encourage bonding with baby,
prevent or lessen postpartum depression,
restore vitality, and more. Speaking with a
knowledgeable placenta service provider will
help you decide if placentaphy (consumption
of the placenta) is right for you and which
options are best suited for your needs.
delivery of most of a baby’s blood back
to the baby following delivery and comes
with a host of benefits, including better
temperature regulation, lower incidence
of anemia, better respiratory outcomes
and lower incidence of jaundice. There are

no risks to delayed cord clamping. Outof-hospital practitioners practice delayed
cord clamping, but you may need to inform
your doctor of your wishes prior to labor
and have your doula or partner remind the
doctor shortly before the baby is born.
decline nationwide. Parents are becoming
informed about the many possible negative outcomes, both immediate and long
term. There are no medical benefits to
circumcision, and any condition for which
the surgery is considered a preventative
is rare and/or something generally treatable with medication. The procedure is
not pain-free, even with local anesthetic,
and can cause the baby to have difficulties
nursing afterward. Intact boys are becoming the norm in the U.S. (over half of boys
today remain intact, according to the
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention), and caring for them is easy — just
wipe like a finger, never retract. At the
natural age of retraction (usually between
3 and puberty), rinsing with plain water
while bathing is sufficient. Get more information on www.SavingSons.org.
BREASTFEEDING does not come as
naturally as women often think. Consider
attending a La Leche League meeting or
speaking with a lactation consultant prior
to the birth for handy tips and important information for your first days and
weeks nursing. Check out one of the many
books and websites on breastfeeding, or
ask a friend or family member who has

successfully breastfed for information and
support, or ask your doula or midwife.
Remember that babies’ stomachs are very
small for the first few days. It’s normal
for them to nurse frequently for the first
several months and that does not mean
you don’t have enough milk, so avoid
supplementing with formula, as that can
cause problems with establishing a supply.
HERBAL SUPPORT: There are some
wonderful herbs for the childbearing
year to help nourish a woman’s body and
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Nutrition for
the entire
By Brandon Hintz and Diana Jaworski


thletes exercise on a regular basis and their protein levels
become depleted, which makes protein supplementation
critical. But protein and good sports nutrition isn’t just
for athletes; protein is also critical for dieters, fitness enthusiasts
and just about everybody, for that matter. As a direct precursor to
building lean muscle, the content from high quality protein will
help muscles recover faster by increasing the levels of protein in
the body. For those dieting and wanting to lose some extra fat,
protein can be very useful: a good intake of protein balances
blood sugar levels, while carbohydrates cause blood sugar levels
to fluctuate. There are many different types of protein. Knowing
the best protein powder for you is crucial, as each type of protein
is broken down and absorbed at a different rate. The quality of a
protein is also critical, as this determines how well your body can
utilize it — a factor termed “biological value.”

What are some benefits of
whey protein shakes?

It’s important to note that drinking whey protein shakes will not
produce a quick fix. It’s not something you’ll feel overnight. If
you are consistent with the intake of whey protein shakes and a
complementary diet, though, you will notice a quicker recovery
time after an intense workout. After a workout, you are sore the
next day and need to feed those muscles. Drinking whey protein
shakes on a regular basis will help your muscles get the protein
they need to recover, and this is definitely something you will feel
over time. Whey protein powder used in shakes or other liquids
is something that should definitely be a staple for anyone with a
program that involves lifting weights.
To keep things on the leaner side, many people use whey protein
powder mixed in a glass of cold water. It mixes or shakes up in a
cup very easily. Some people mix a whey protein shake with milk,

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fruit, berries and other similar ingredients.
Some alternatives to whey protein shakes are to use whey
protein powder in baking. You can use whey to make cookies,
pudding and other tasty treats. Also, many people use it in
smoothies. Smoothies can incorporate nonfat yogurt, along with
berries, fruits, etc. Other ideas include using vanilla-flavored
whey protein powder with oatmeal for breakfast.
One misconception is that drinking whey protein shakes will
cause you to gain weight. You need enough protein to sustain a
vigorous exercise program. If you are not getting enough protein
to sustain your level of exercise, you are doing your body and your
physique a disservice. The more lean muscle you have, the more
body fat you will burn when you are sedentary. The right kind of
protein powder will not bulk you up. Shakes (mainly cold water
and whey protein powder) are a lean source of protein, averaging
just over 100 calories each. Whey protein shakes are clean and

Types of protein powder

1. Whey: Whey is a complete protein made from milk that’s easily

digestible (unless you have a lactose or dairy allergy, in which
case you should steer clear). Whey can limit muscle breakdown and help with muscle repair and rebuilding, especially
when consumed within 60 minutes of your sweat session, when
enzyme and protein synthesis is most active. Look for whey
protein isolate — not concentrate — as it contains the highest
protein concentration (90 to 95 percent) and very little fat.
2. Casein: Another milk protein, casein is absorbed by the body
much more slowly than whey. This means it’s a good choice for
meal replacements, which helps you stay fuller longer, or to
take right before bed when it will supply the body with protein
throughout the night when you enter a catabolic state.

3. Soy: As a complete plant-based protein, soy is a great option

for vegans or anyone who’s lactose intolerant. Soy protein is
highly processed and some studies have linked soy consumption in women with a history of estrogen positive cancer to an
increased risk of breast cancer. If you do choose soy, consume
it in moderation, and be sure to look for labels that read “soy
protein isolate,” which contains more protein, isoflavones and
less cholesterol and fat compared to soy protein concentrate.
4. Brown rice: While rice is mostly composed of carbohydrate, it
contains a small amount of protein, which is extracted to create
brown rice protein. Brown rice is plant-based; it’s not a complete
protein, so pair it with other plant-based proteins like pea powder
to complete the essential amino acid profile. Brown rice protein is
hypo-allergic and easily digested, making it an excellent alternative
for anyone with a sensitive stomach or allergies to soy or dairy.
5. Pea: This plant-based protein is highly digestible and has a fluffy
texture. Plus pea protein is high in glutamic acid, which helps
convert carbs into energy so they won’t be stored as fat. Pea
protein is plant-based; it isn’t a complete protein, so it needs to
be paired with other vegan sources of protein like brown rice.
Brandon Hintz and Diana Jaworski are the owners of Lineville Nutrishop LLC, a
locally owned and operated business specializing in sports nutrition, weight loss
and general health. They are International Fitness Certified and offer free meal
plans and can do events at your business or local gym. Located in the Urban
Edge Center in Suamico. For more information, contact gbnutrishop@yahoo.
com, visit them on Facebook at Lineville Nutrishop or call 920-544-9274.
Portions of this article are reprinted with permission from Nutrishop.


CHOICES IN CHILDBIRTH continued from page 61

reproductive organs, such as red raspberry leaf, nettle and alfalfa. Red
raspberry leaf is even shown to reduce the length of labor by increasing the effectiveness of contractions. (It does not induce labor!) Other
herbs can elevate a mother’s mood and help her sleep better. See www.
AuntieNatals.com for a unique pregnancy tea blend.
such as a wrap, ring sling or mei tai, can afford you two free arms
without sacrificing crucial bonding time with your babe. Soothe
a fussy baby, care for other children and skip carrying the car seat
on outings. Check out www.BabywearingInternational.org to find
local meetings where you can try out carriers and find what works
best for you.
CAR SEAT SAFETY: 4 in 5 parents use their car seat incorrectly. See www.SafeKids.org for information on proper seat use.
Have your seat checked by a technician before baby’s arrival.
You can find out more about all of these topics (and more) from area professionals and organizations all in one place at the upcoming Belly, Birth and Beyond
Expos. See www.DeuxLaLaEvents.com for more information!
Chelsie Towns is a certified birth doula serving the Fox Valley and
surrounding areas. She also co-runs the Belly, Birth and Beyond
Expo and is co-organizer of the Improving Birth Rally in Appleton. She is passionate about helping women get the information
they need to make informed choices about their care providers
and births. Find out more about Chelsie’s birth services at www.
ThanksGivingsDoula.com; for more info about upcoming expos and Doula
Speed Meetings, see DeuxLaLaEvents.com.

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The nittygritty of
growing your
own food
Hydroponic grow systems of
all sizes and for any plant 
By Doug Schmidt


hen embarking on the adventure of growing your own
food, how exactly do you decide what to grow? There
are a few things you’ll need to consider. Ask yourself:
• Do I want to grow outside, indoors or both?
• How much space do I have?
• What would I like to eat fresh?

Where should you grow?

Salad greens can be grown outdoors in the spring, summer,
and fall, or indoors year-round. You can plant several species of
lettuce, kale, spinach or any herb. They will do well in a partial sun
location outdoors for most of the summer if it doesn’t get too hot.
Indoors is a more consistent environment for growing greens, but
it will require lighting.

What container should you choose?

The area you select for the grow space will dictate what size system
fits your needs. The size of the grow space can vary from a 5-gallon
pail container to a wash tub to a larger area.
The size of the grow area container limits the amount of plants
it can hold. You must consider root area space, including vertical
space. Does the plant you are considering have deep or shallow
roots? Salad greens are shallow rooted, while tomatoes and
peppers are deep rooted. In hydroponic gardening, plants can be
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efficiently, allowing roots to stay compact.
Additionally, the area above the grow bed container must have
room for the plant to grow and space for harvesting. Horizontal
plants like lettuce and kale will need about 16 inches of vertical
space to grow and harvest. Tomatoes and peppers require more
space vertically and also some type of support for the plants as
they grow taller and heavy with fruit.
A good container and size of grow bed to begin with is a wash
tub. It is about 4 square feet, which can support salad greens for a
small family. The size can be duplicated for rotating crops as you
I hope this gives you a sense of the amount of space you would
need. Having fresh, healthy and safe food available for your family
is the goal.
Grow systems have the following components:
• Containers (including grow bed and reservoir)
• Grow media, such as clay pellets or stones/gravel
• Pumps (water and air)
• pH balance and nutrients
• Stands and supports
• Indoor lighting
• Electrical requirements
If you have plant containers that were used for soil, they could
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• Weeds aren’t a problem
• Grow lighting indoors is easy
• Fresh food with no waste
• Organic and safe — your food is grown in your own home
Try hydroponics; you will be amazed how easy it is to feed your
family. Plus, you can start any time of the year.
Hydroponic Gardening Professionals is a Fox Cities-area business. The products
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Doug Schmidt started the company in 2013. Being a carpenter, building and
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ur members are the heart of
Capital Credit Union, making us
a strong, solid financial institution. Over the years, we have broadened
and updated our offerings to serve the
changing needs of our members, and 2014
is no exception.
In July this year, we merged with Pioneer
Credit Union, “doing the right thing” for
our members to form a bigger, even stronger Capital Credit Union. Combined, we
have over 90,000 members, more than
$1.2 billion in assets and are chartered to
serve members in Outagamie, Winnebago,
Calumet, Brown, Door, Kewaunee,
Shawano, Manitowoc, Oconto and Marinette counties. Chief executive officer Alan
Zierler and president Tom Young provide
steadfast leadership of the “new” Capital,
with more than 74 years of combined
credit union experience between them.
The original Capital Credit Union
was founded in September 1934 in
Kimberly, while Pioneer, headquartered
in Green Bay, held their first organizational meeting in October 1927. The new
Capital Corporate Headquarters is now
located at 825 Morris Ave. in Green Bay
(formerly Pioneer’s headquarters). The
former Capital headquarters building on
Ford Street in Kimberly will continue to
house administrative offices and commercial lending/business services, ensuring
consistency for members and employees
across all of our branches.
The two credit unions officially became
one in July, but the transition will take
place over time. After an organizationwide computer conversion is concluded in

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mid-October, our combined branches will
be on the same system so members will be
able to conveniently access their accounts
at all 24 Capital offices.
As a not-for-profit financial cooperative,
our profits are returned to our members
with competitive loan rates, higher rates
on deposits, and a variety of low-cost
products and services, including several
savings and checking options, online and
mobile banking, text alerts and much
more. Our goal is to provide each of our
members with the information, products
and services they need to make sound
financial choices.
Capital also gives back to the communities we serve in many ways. Capital volunteers help spread the financial literacy
message through in-school presentations
and other collaborations. Events like Capital’s Kiddie Karnival for elementary-age
children and sponsorship of the Fox Cities
Region Finance and Investment Challenge
Bowl for high school students help youth
learn about money in fun, exciting ways.
And every year, Capital awards scholarships to graduating high school seniors,
giving them a positive start toward their
financial future. We were honored with
one first-place and two second-place
state-level awards from the Credit Union
National Association this year for our
efforts in financial education and community involvement.
In the greater Fox Cities — or “south”
— area, The Capital Credit Union Charitable Giving Fund, administered by the
Community Foundation of the Fox Valley
Region, annually benefits several nonprofit

organizations. We are a founding sponsor
of Rebuilding Together Fox Cities and
the Fox Cities Community Health Center
Dental Clinic. Partnering with the Salvation Army, we’ve been a Red Kettle Match
Day sponsor for four years. Events like our
Annual Food Drive and the Clean Closet
Project for the Community Clothes Closet
in Appleton help meet basic needs for area
A major sponsor of the March of Dimes
March For Babies in the Fox Cities,
Oshkosh and Green Bay, we will continue
sponsoring events in the greater Green Bay
— or “north” — area too, like Feast With
The Beasts for the NEW Zoo, charity walks
and the annual “Call Santa” event, which
offers kids a chance to phone in and talk
with Santa.
From offering money-saving products
and services to supporting communityenriching programs and activities, we are
committed to “doing the right thing” for
our members and the communities we
serve. Find out more about Capital and our
recent merger at www.capitalcu.com, on
our Facebook page at Capital Credit Union
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Interested in becoming a Capital
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Treating tension
and migraine
headaches with
By Courtney Cowie, MA, LMBT


ccording to U.S. News and World Report, headaches are
the most common cause of absenteeism from work and
school. There are many types of headaches, but the two
most common types of headaches I deal with on a daily basis are
tension headaches and migraine headaches. There are key differences between the two that are important to understand when
approaching these headaches from a traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) therapeutic bodywork perspective.
Of the two, tension headaches are most common. Tension
headaches usually develop gradually into a mild to moderate
steady ache that affects one part of the head and may affect the
entire head. The ache results from muscle tension triggered by
the stress produced by feelings of anxiety, worry, depression or
frustration. From a therapeutic bodywork standpoint, I notice a
strong correlation between neck and upper shoulder tension and
occipital tension headaches felt at the back of the head at the base
of the skull.
In most cases, working on the neck and shoulder muscles and
holding acupressure or trigger points in these areas can get these
muscles to release, providing significant relief. From a TCM standpoint, kneading and applying steady pressure into a set of acupressure points at the base of the skull can also provide significant relief
for tension headaches felt at either the back of the head or at the
temples. Regular work on tense muscles in the neck and shoulders
can dramatically reduce the frequency of tension headaches, eliminating the need to take medication or sick time off from work.
Migraine headaches are severe, throbbing headaches that can
affect one or both sides of the head and are usually felt behind
the eyes or at the temples. They usually produce nausea and
vomiting and sensitivity to sound and light. Migraine headaches

also can result from muscular tension associated with stress, but
commonly result from hormonal fluctuations in women, excessive dilation or constriction of blood vessels in the brain, or from
unknown factors.
Chinese medicine treats migraine headaches as an energy
imbalance problem related to excess heat in one or more of the
meridians of the body. Holding influential acupressure point
combinations for one to two minutes can help balance energy
and open up energy blockages, which are usually associated with
the stabbing pain commonly felt with migraine headaches. While
some migraine headaches occur on a predictable basis, such as
those associated with a woman’s menstrual cycle, others do not.
While many migraine sufferers turn to over-the-counter painrelief medication once a migraine sets in, in reality this medication may not be effective in reducing the pain. Few people know
that a 20- to 30-minute therapeutic bodywork session that works
specifically with medical massage techniques and acupressure
points indicated for reducing the pain associated with migraine
headaches can be an effective, natural option for providing relief
and helping get an individual back to a functioning state. Whenever possible, I teach my clients how to work one or two acupressure points indicated for their specific type of headache in order
to arm them with self-care tools they can use at home to mitigate
pain between sessions and to support the treatment process.
Courtney Cowie, MA, LMBT, is the owner of Ki to Health Therapeutic Bodywork, located in downtown Neenah. Her practice is
rooted in traditional Chinese medical massage (tui na) techniques
integrated with acupressure. To learn more about the conditions
Courtney treats as well as her techniques and background, visit
www.kitohealthbodywork.com. To schedule an appointment, call 920-460-0229
or email courtney@kitohealthbodywork.com.
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to reuse
and recycle
in prepping
to go back
By Jennifer Semrau


ach August, parents prepare children to go back to school.
There’s excitement, anxiety and a lengthy school supply
list! Don’t forget the reuse and recycle principles in getting
ready to go back to school.
The first place to look for items on your school supply list is
in the bag of leftover supplies from last year. Don’t rush out and
buy new supplies when items such as rulers, binders, supply
cases, pencil sharpeners, scissors, protractors, calculators, clipboards and headphones can often be reused for many years. Some
materials, such as pens or markers, might last two years as well.

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“The first place to look for
items on your school supply
list is in the bag of leftover
supplies from last year. “
Backpacks and lunchboxes can also often be used for multiple
years. However, if you are in need of a “new” backpack or lunchbox, rummage sales or thrift stores often feature gently used items
during the summer.
If reuse is not possible, look for school supplies made with recycled materials. A search for recycled backpacks yields an assortment of choices, from backpacks made with recycled PETE plastic
to some made from recycled rice bags to others made from recycled
potato chip bags. Paper supplies, such as notebooks, folders, filler
paper, index cards and composition books, can all be acquired with
recycled content. The higher the percentage of recycled content,
the better. Also pay attention to whether recycled content is “postconsumer” or “pre-consumer.” While both sources are better than
using virgin materials, post-consumer recycled content is produced
from recyclables actually recycled by the general public, creating
a valuable market for those materials. Pre-consumer materials
include scraps from the manufacturing process.
Nonpaper supplies can also be made with recycled materials.
Pens, highlighters and markers can all be made from recycled CD

cases or cell phone plastic. Did you know pencils and rulers can
be made from recycled newsprint, blue jeans and even recycled
currency? Paper clips can be made from 100 percent recycled steel.
Consider other environmentally friendly attributes as well, such
as nontoxic, low- or nonvolatile organic compounds (VOCs) and
low odor to reduce the chemical content of school supplies. For
instance, soy crayons, nontoxic paint and low-VOC markers are all
available. Look for solar-powered options for calculators or watches
and use rechargeable batteries in portable electronic devices.
As you can see, there are an abundance of options to “green”
your back-to-school experience. Check out our resource guide
below for sources or inquire at your local office supply store for
environmentally friendly, nontoxic and recycled-content supplies.

Resource guide

• Guided of Seattle, Wash.: bit.ly/1mw2ZvS
• GreenLine Paper Company of York, Penn.: bit.ly/1stfk5a
• Green Schools Initiative of Berkeley, Calif.: bit.ly/1oEUjU1
• Inhabitat: bit.ly/1zng0h7
• The Ultimate Green Store: bit.ly/1qwJtQK
• Amazon.com: www.amazon.com

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and sales/marketing programs. She is also the former president of the Associated
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ust like taxes, nobody enjoys pain.
Yet, nearly everyone will go through
it in their life. In fact, chronic pain
affects more people than diabetes, heart
disease and cancer, combined.
Luckily, the caring doctors and staff at
Advanced Pain Management (APM) know
your pain. Marco Araujo, M.D., has been
helping patients relieve their pain since
2007 in Green Bay. The demand for treating pain in the area has increased so much
that the office has added additional doctors
and staff, as well as moved and expanded.
While simpler treatments like ice, heat
and reduced activities can provide relief
from back pain for some, more persistent pain that lasts longer than four weeks
generally requires more attention and
treatment. That’s where APM comes in.
Thousands of people have already found
the answer to their pain problems at APM.
From back pain and neck pain, to knee and
shoulder pain, to spinal stenosis and fibromyalgia, the doctors at APM know how to
pinpoint the source of pain and find the
right treatment option for each specific

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With a multidisciplinary team of physicians, APM has the experience to diagnose
and treat pain to help patients restore their
quality of life. Patients can find a comprehensive array of innovative, minimally
invasive treatments and technology to
treat their pain.
One of these treatments is radiofrequency ablation, which uses small electrodes to heat the tissue near painful nerves
to dull the pain. Other treatments include
epidural injections, nerve blocks, and
sacroiliac joint injections. Recent studies
have shown that such minimally invasive
procedures can help patients regain mobility and functioning, allowing patients to
get back to work quickly and back to their
active lifestyles.
The physicians of APM also offer minimally invasive disc procedures, neurostimulation therapy and intrathecal drug
Not only does APM treat patients with
a multitude of pain-reducing options,
it believes in preventive care by educating patients with online resources. These
online e-books and guides can be easily

viewed and downloaded from the APM
website, www.apmhealth.com. In addition, APM has a blog that features weekly
updates including news, healthy living tips
and expert information.
APM is one of the largest pain management groups in the country, with 29
board-certified/eligible physicians offering the most advanced techniques for pain
control. APM physicians operate out of
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How will
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diabetes or
By Rosalie Misco


“Now 20 years later, I take no
drugs, am at a normal weight
and have no complications
due to diabetes in my body.”

ll type 2 diabetes diet education and treatment
comes through the American Diabetes Association. Those who educate you and treat you must
follow their guidelines.
Their guidelines are based on the assumption that
diabetics are sedentary, obese and unmotivated and
would prefer drugs over lifestyle change. The American
Diabetes Association has done no research on foods or lifestyle
for diabetics. Their stance is you can eat what everyone else eats
as long as you count the carbs. Not all carbohydrates are the
same, however, and they don’t spell out the difference.
When I was diagnosed with diabetes 20 years ago, I wanted to
be told what the ideal diet and lifestyle for a diabetic was. With
that knowledge, I wanted to choose to what degree I wanted to
change my lifestyle and diet to prevent the many complications
that are associated with diabetes.
When I learned that the choice was being made for me based
on the above assumption and I just needed to take the drugs, I got
very angry. I took matters into my own hands. I tested every food
I ate to see how it affected my blood sugar. I also tested different kinds of exercise and how it affected my blood sugar. Now 20
years later, I take no drugs, am at a normal weight and have no
complications due to diabetes in my body.
I have done the research and walked the walk. It is my mission
to walk side by side with you until you can walk alone or better
yet, beside someone who needs what you need now. In all of my
studying, among other things, I came across Hi-maize 260 resistant starch fiber. It lowers cholesterol, prevents blood sugar rise
and weight gain.

Grandma Rose at Natural Expressions 100% Whole Grain Bakery
carries the above product and the health information you need to
make it work for you. Hi-maize 260 is gluten free and non GMO.
Natural Expressions also carries gluten-free, resistant starch fiber
and information for using it in blood sugar and weight control.
Natural Expressions is located at 825 E Broadway Drive in Appleton. Store hours
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focuses on
health —
from the


omething about my mother attracts solicitors. It may be
the fact that she talks politely and in an interested tone of
voice, which usually results in unneeded purchases. Her last
purchase was a foot spa that did her no appreciable good. It did,
however, encourage her to go to a foot hygienist, as she developed
foot fungus.
The foot hygienist was my idea; I had seen an ad for treatment
of foot fungus in the Color Mailer. Mother agreed and I made an
appointment for her to see Suzie Bellavance, professional foot care
hygienist from Quebec.
We were invited to Suzie’s home on the east side of Appleton,
where we were seated in a shiny, clean and comfortably appointed
office. My mother was taken with Suzie’s interest in her. She
enjoyed Suzie’s French Canadian accent and chatted throughout
the entire appointment. Suzie took the time to really understand
my mother’s concerns and the appointment took over an hour.
My concerns over mother’s tendency to talk about health

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“It is clear that [Suzie] is
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part of a healthier lifestyle!”
issues connected to diabetes were abated after seeing the gentle
care provided and after hearing the extent of Suzie’s experience
with providing foot care to those with this disease. We learned
Suzie attended one of Quebec’s specialized schools, Cavan, near
Montreal. For nine years, Suzie has provided foot care in both
Quebec and in the United States. It is clear that she is passionate


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about working with the elderly and others who want to make foot
care part of a healthier lifestyle!
My mother readily accepted Suzie’s evaluation and education,
and I was grateful. The genuine charm that Suzie exuded resulted
in some real changes in my mother’s care for her feet. I had not
seen a response like this before.
After a foot problem arrived on my own doorstep, I began
receiving services from Suzie as well. I even referred my grandson, whose ingrown toe nails were giving him grief on and off the
football field.
I continued to share my satisfaction with my own foot care
in Suzie’s capable hands, resulting in more family members and
friends seeking her “heavenly” services! They too had wonderful
It is my opinion that word of mouth from a trusted source is
the best way to learn about many things in life. I extend to you an
invitation to call Heavenly Foot Care, LLC, as you too may benefit
from Suzie’s amazing services.
I never really resolved the problem with mother and solicitors.
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Tips and
tricks to train
By Dr. Jody Jedlicka


emory is one of many cognitive
skills that can be trained with
mental exercises. Practicing
memory techniques will make them easier
and will lead to a better, stronger memory
over all.

Make memories

Many memory-building techniques rely on
mnemonics, or learning techniques that use
things that are easy to remember to represent things that are harder to remember.

Our brains easily recall information that
is personal or emotional, so assigning
strong multi-sensory associations aids in
Here’s an example. Start with four items on
a grocery list: bacon, toilet paper, eggs and
lettuce. To link them in a memorable way,
picture a sizzling strip of bacon dripping hot
grease onto the next item on your list: toilet
paper. The animated toilet paper roll is in
agony. He’s burned all the way through and
is desperately trying to patch himself up
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broken shells is an angry head of lettuce that’s
trying to escape before her leaves wilt.

Use a memory palace

The memory palace is a powerful technique
that’s routinely used by memory champions. It uses our ability to remember familiar
The “palace” simply refers to any place
that you know well and through which you
can easily visualize a standard route. To use
your route to work as a memory palace, first
visualize the route in detail and mentally
mark places where you will put memories. First you go past your mailbox, then
past the dilapidated Victorian on the right,
through the field with horses, then past the
windmill. Then, imagine taking the route
again and on each memory mark, visualize
what you want to remember in vivid, ludicrous, funny detail.
Let’s use our grocery list again. First,
imagine the sizzling bacon bouncing on
your mailbox to greet you good morning.
At your second memory mark — the dilapidated Victorian — giant lettuce meteors
are bouncing off the roof. Next, the field
of horses has been recently TPed. At the
fourth memory mark, the windmill is
upside down, whisking a massive cauldron
of foamy egg whites.
With your own customizations, you can
use this technique to remember long lists
of almost anything. It’s great for outlining a
speech or project and jogging your memory

“A better memory
means less time
searching for
things and can lead
to an improved
understanding of
academic material or
instructions, better
grades or work
performance, and
more opportunities.”
Use acrostics

An acrostic is a poem or word in which
the first letter, syllable or word of each line,
paragraph or word spells out a message.
The mnemonic for remembering planets is
a well-known example. Take the first letter


of each planet in order and make a sentence
with them as the first letters of each word.
“Mary’s Violet Eyes Made John Sit Up
Nice” reminds us that the order of planets
from the sun is Mercury, Venus, Earth,
Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune.
In our grocery list example, you can simply
remember that you need “BLET” for bacon,
lettuce, eggs and toilet paper.

Chunk it

Chunking is the practice of breaking big
amounts of information into chunks the
brain can handle. The average brain can
hold about seven pieces of information
before it gets overwhelmed. Social security, credit card and telephone numbers
are all chunked. Consider the number
9208822006. As a 10-digit number, it’s
overwhelming. But when chunked into
920-882-2006, it becomes a much more
efficient way to memorize the number.

Teach it

Teaching someone else anything will help
you remember it better!
Is all this starting to sound like too much

work and you’re tempted to just rely on a
pen and paper? Resist the urge! A better
memory means less time searching for
things and can lead to an improved understanding of academic material or instructions, better grades or work performance,
and more opportunities.
While these methods can help improve
memory, personalized one-on-one brain
training is proven to bring dramatic
improvement to long- and short-term
memory skills and the other cognitive
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Dr. Jody Jedlicka is an audiologist
specializing in the diagnosis and treatment of auditory processing disorders
and the director of LearningRx of the
Fox Cities. She received her Doctor of
Audiology degree from the Arizona
School of Health Sciences and has worked with children
in a variety of settings. LearningRx trains the underlying learning and reading skills necessary for easy and
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Taraxacum officinale 


andelion greens are edible and are
a rich source of vitamin A. Dandelion has been used in many traditional medical systems, including Native
American and traditional Arabic medicine. Historically, dandelion was most
commonly used to treat liver diseases,
kidney diseases and spleen problems. Less
commonly, dandelion was used to treat
digestive problems and skin conditions.
Today, traditional or folk uses of dandelion
include use as a liver or kidney “tonic,” as a
diuretic and for minor digestive problems.
The leaves and roots of the dandelion, or

the whole plant, are used fresh or dried in
teas, capsules or extracts. Dandelion leaves
are used in salads or as a cooked green, and
the flowers are used to make wine.

What the science says

There is no compelling scientific evidence
for using dandelion as a treatment for any
medical condition.

Side effects and cautions

Dandelion use is generally considered safe.
However, there have been rare reports of
upset stomach and diarrhea, and some

and share

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people are allergic to the plant.
People with an inflamed or infected
gallbladder, or blocked bile ducts, should
avoid using dandelion.
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. For tips
about talking with your health care providers about complementary and alternative
medicine, see The National Center for
Complementary and Alternative Medicine’s Time to Talk campaign.
Source: “Herbs at a Glance: Chasteberry.” National
Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine. http://nccam.nih.gov/health/chasteberry.
References: “Dandelion.” Natural Medicines
Comprehensive Database. www.naturaldatabase.
“Dandelion (Taraxacum Officinale).” Natural Standard Database. www.naturalstandard.com.
“Dandelion Root with Herb.” Herbal Medicine: Expanded Commission E Monographs. M.
Blumenthal et al. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.

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Friday, Aug. 1 • 8:30-11 a.m.
Thursday, Aug. 14 • 5:30-8 p.m.
Wednesday, Aug. 27 • 5:30-8 p.m.

End Hormone Havoc — Stay Sane,
Slim and Sexy
Join hormone expert Randi Mann, NP, at this educational and entertaining seminar held at Wise
Woman Wellness, 1480 Swan Road, De Pere.
Women only! Join us for a fun, informative look
at how hormone changes affect us as we age.
This seminar is designed to help women make
informed choices about bioidentical hormone
therapy, PMS, perimenopause, menopause and
sexual health treatments to feel happy, energetic
and sensual — no matter how old you are! Cost:
$25 each or $20 each with a friend. To register,
call 920-339-5252.
Monday, Aug. 4 • 6 p.m.

Karma Cleansing Guided Meditation
We will be working on clearing karma that is
trapped in our energy centers in order to heal
from toxic, harsh and negative energies we have
accumulated throughout many lifetimes, this lifetime or just the past month.
Meditation will be held downstairs at 611 North
Lynndale Drive, Suite C in Appleton. Cost: $10.
Space is limited to 10 participants, so please reply as soon as possible. Please RSVP by calling or
texting Rev. Jen of Divine Energy Light Workers at
920-268-6345 to hold your spot.
Tuesday, Aug. 5 • 7-9 p.m.

Reiki Share

Join us for Reiki Share at Balance on Buffalo, 924
Buffalo St., Manitowoc. Held the first Tuesday of
each month. All attunement levels welcome. Free.
For more information, call 920-684-8880 or visit
Thursday, Aug. 7 • 6-8 p.m.

Free PowerStrips sample patch and
informational meeting
PowerStrips are a patented fusion of modern energy and ancient herbs, including fermented Korean
red ginseng, germanium and marine phytoplankton. At this meeting, we will share testimonies of
how others have benefited from using the patches
and show you how to apply them and where to
place them for the best pain relief. Learn how to
reduce fibromyalgia pain, back and joint pain,
sprains, strains, or any other pain or injury. PowerStrips are an awesome natural alternative to pharmaceutical pain medication without any harmful
side effects. Only increased energy and vitality!
Location: Room 101, Globe University, 5045 W.
Grande Market Drive in Grand Chute. Seating is
limited to 25 people; please RSVP with Jen Rietveld at 920-268-6345 to reserve your place.




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Thursday, Aug. 14 • 7 p.m.

Hopeful Moments Fertility Support
Join other women who share the same desire to
become mothers and learn, share and listen. This
is a place for comfort, compassion and an overall
safe zone to talk about your current and past fertility struggles and be surrounded with support.
This month, the support group will meet at Theda
Clark Medical Hospital in the Aylward Bariatric
Conference Room (130 2nd Street, Neenah).
For more information, please call Women’s Care
of Wisconsin at 920-729-7105, visit us online at
www.womenscareofwi.com or email us at wcwi@
Friday, Aug. 15 • 7-9 p.m.

Kirtan Chanting

Come chant with us at Balance on Buffalo, 924
Buffalo St., Manitowoc. Kirtan is a simple and joyful practice to calm the mind, open the heart, and
experience the stillness and connection, and it’s
great fun! No experience needed. Kirtan is held
the third Friday of each month. Donations appreciated. For more information, call 920-684-8880
or visit www.balanceonbuffalo.com.
Sunday, Aug. 17 • 1-5 p.m.

Sweet Misook Celebration of Support
Misook Orlando is a 49-year-old wife, mother of
four and dedicated certified nursing assistant.
Misook was diagnosed with stage 4 sigmoid colon cancer on February 24, 2014. Palliative chemotherapy has been recommended to relieve the
pain, symptoms and stress of this serious illness.
A Celebration of Support benefit event for
Misook with help from Community Benefit Tree,
will take place from 1 to 5 p.m., Aug. 17, at Tanner’s Grill & Bar in Kimberly. Money raised at this
event will go to easing the excessive amount of
medical expenses and living expenses the family
has incurred.
Unable to attend Misook’s celebration event but
still wish to make a tax-deductible donation? Visit
the Community Benefit Tree website at communitybenefittree.org and scroll down to find “Sweet
Misook Celebration.” Or, you can send a check
or money order to Community Benefit Tree, Attn:
Sweet Misook Fund, 2204 Crooks Ave., Suite C,
Kaukauna, WI 54130.
Monday, Aug. 18 • 6 p.m.

Past Life Guided Meditation
During this meditation, you will be led on a journey to a past life, where you were unable to heal
from circumstances that were beyond your control.
Meditation will be held downstairs at 611 North
Lynndale Drive, Suite C in Appleton. Cost: $10.
Space is limited to 10 participants, so please reply as soon as possible. Please RSVP by calling or
texting Rev. Jen of Divine Energy Light Workers at
920-268-6345 to hold your spot.

Tuesday, Aug. 19 • 5:30-6:30 p.m.

Men’s Hormone Balance Matters, Too!
Presenter: Kari Jossart, Family Nurse Practitioner,
Certified Gluten-Free Practitioner and head of
Wise Woman Wellness’s Men’s Vitality Program.
Come hear the latest in scientific research about
important issues significant to your man. Just like
women go through menopause, men go through
andropause. Men can suffer from fatigue, mood
changes, depression, low sex drive, loss of strength
and lean body mass, erectile dysfunction (ED), and
an unhealthy increase in fat around internal organs.
Bring your guy along with you to learn more about
men’s hormone testing, testosterone therapy, metabolic syndrome, weight gain, changes in sexual activity and desire, and what we offer to help.
Men and women are invited to attend. Presentation cost: $15. Bring a friend and you each pay
only $10! Space is limited so please call to register: 920-339-5252. Wise Woman Wellness is
located at 1480 Swan Road, De Pere, and online
at www.WiseWomanWellness.com.
Saturday, Aug. 23 • 3-7 p.m.

‘(Purse)uing for Carol’ Celebration of
Carol Roberts was a loving wife, mother of four
and grandmother of five who enjoyed collecting
purses. Carol was diagnosed with pancreatic and
liver cancer in October of 2013. Carol has now
passed away, but the family is still left with her
medical bills.
A Celebration of Support benefit event for Carol
with help from Community Benefit Tree, will take
place from 3 to 7 p.m., Aug. 23, at JJ Maloney’s
in Kaukauna. Money raised at this event will go to
easing the excessive amount of medical expenses
incurred during Carol’s treatment.
Unable to attend Carol’s celebration event but
still wish to make a tax-deductible donation?
Visit the Community Benefit Tree website at communitybenefittree.org and scroll down to find
“(Purse)uing for Carol Celebration.” Or, you can
send a check or money order to Community Benefit Tree, Attn: ‘(Purse)uing for Carol Fund, 2204
Crooks Ave., Suite C, Kaukauna, WI 54130.
Sunday, Aug. 24 • 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

Belly Birth and Beyond Expo
A birth and parenting expo for families and expecting women held at the Grand Meridian, 2621
N. Oneida St., Appleton. There will be a wide
range of exhibitors ranging from OBs, midwives
and chiropractors to doulas to hand crafters. This
event is free to the public and there will be a large
silent auction to help local nonprofit The Metta
Birth Project Inc. Also on hand will be numerous
other nonprofits aimed at helping women and
families in our area. The first 200 guests through
the doors will enjoy grab bags with samples and


Sunday, Aug. 24 • 6 p.m.

Total Knock-Out (TKO) Kick-Off Meeting
Are you ready to take your workout to the next
level? Get ready for a total knock-out! Attend this
meeting and see what Defiant Fitness has to offer.
Location: Defiant Fitness, 1402 Clark St., Suite
202 in Manitowoc. For more information, visit iAmDefiantFitness.com or contact Defiant Fitness at
1-855-Goal-Gtr or iAmDefiantFitness@gmail.com.
Wednesday, Sept. 3 • 4:30-7 p.m.

Aerial Dance Open House

Improve your strength with a spin on a pole! Improve your flexibility with a swing on an aerial
hammock! Try our apparatus, learn about our
fitness classes and feel empowered by the aerial
Aerial Dance Pole Exercise is located at 1871 N. Silverspring Drive, Appleton in the Silver Creek Center
off of Greenville Drive, near the Fox River Mall.
Saturday, Sept. 6 • 2 p.m.

Diabetic Support and Education
Are you ready to take serious action to get your
blood sugar under control? Grandma Rose, owner
of Natural Expressions 100% Whole Grain Bakery
and a diabetic for over 20 years, understands what
you’re going through. At this meeting, Grandma
Rose will share information, cook, bake and do
whatever is needed to get your blood sugar going
in the right direction.
This meeting is free of charge and will last about
an hour. Location: 825 E. Broadway Drive, Appleton. Please register at naturalexpressions1.com.

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About Better Care Audiology......................................... 48
Advanced Movement Studio.......................................... 49
Advanced Pain Management......................................... 59
Aerial Dance Pole Exercise.............................................. 24
Amy Skiver, LPC............................................................. 68
Anytime Fitness.............................................................. 19
Appleton Downtown, Inc............................................... 23
Appleton Nutrition Center............................................. 13
Apriond, LLC.................................................................. 20
Balance on Buffalo/Therapeutic Massage Works............. 25
Better Body Fitness......................................................... 59
Beyond Organic............................................................. 29
Big Impact Fitness.......................................................... 73
Capital Credit Union...................................................... 31
CCM Counseling........................................................... 52
Community Benefit Tree................................................. 32
Countrycare Animal Complex........................................ 15
Create Hair Loft & The Spa Loft...................................... 50
Crystal Pathway............................................................. 15
Custom Health Pharmacy............................................... 23
Destination Limousine.................................................... 14
Deux La La Events.......................................................... 61
Divine Energy Light Workers.......................................... 42
Epiphany Law................................................................ 86
Fiora.............................................................................. 38
Fit Nutrition................................................................... 72
Foxxie Fitness & Wellness............................................... 55


Get Connected Counseling, LLC.................................... 35
Get Your Lean On............................................................ 7
Globe University............................................................. 55
Green Bay Integrative Health.......................................... 46
Happy Bellies Bake Shop................................................ 47
Hydroponic Gardening Professionals.............................. 65
Isagenix......................................................................... 27
Kaldas Center................................................................ 19
Lake Park Swim & Fitness................................................. 2
LearningRx..................................................................... 43
Manila Resto.................................................................. 20
Mark’s East Side............................................................. 41
Massage Envy Spa.......................................................... 46
Mindfulness Center for Wellbeing.................................. 26
Mudd Creek, LLC........................................................... 57
Natural Expressions Bakery............................................. 71
Natural Healing Solutions............................................... 33
Natural Healthy Concepts.............................................. 37
New Possibilities Integration........................................... 17
Niemuth’s Southside Market.......................................... 65
Nutrishop....................................................................... 63
Nutritional Healing......................................................... 39
Olivü 426....................................................................... 12
Oneida Nation/OCIFS..................................................... 17
Outagamie County Dept. of Solid Waste........................ 16
Parnee Frederick............................................................ 72
Peace & Wellness Center................................................ 28

Prana Groove and Defiant Fitness................................... 22
REBOOT/R3NEW............................................................ 40
Recycled Denim with a Twist.......................................... 53
Rejuvenessence mediSpa................................................ 87
Sai Ram Indian Cuisine................................................... 37
Scatter Joy..................................................................... 69
Shear Tree-O.................................................................. 64
TC Dance Club............................................................... 11
The Glass Slipper Styling Studio...................................... 35
The Natural Boutique..................................................... 19
The NEW Dermatology Group.......................................... 9
The Olive Cellar.............................................................. 74
The Veggie Shed............................................................ 11
Thundering Hoof Ranch................................................. 64
Trusted Earth Farms....................................................... 34
Twohig Dental............................................................... 88
Unity of Appleton.......................................................... 36
Valley Thermography, LLC.............................................. 31
Valley Transit.................................................................. 27
Valley Wellness and Referral........................................... 41
Vander Wielen Health & Wellness Center....................... 75
Van’s Refrigeration & Services......................................... 12
Winnebago County Dept. of Solid Waste....................... 69
Wise Woman Wellness, LLC......................................... 3, 9
Women’s Care of Wisconsin........................................... 43
YMCA........................................................................... 21
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New Possibilities Integration, LLC
Victoria L. Huss, Certified Rolfer™
103 W. College Ave., Suite 601, Appleton
920-427-7653 • www.wisconsinrolfing.com
Rolfing® Structural Integration is a
transformative bodywork and education system designed to align and balance the body. Many of us have old
habits, accidents and patterns “locked”
into our posture and musculature — causing chronic pain, inflexibility and decreased mobility. Rolfing®
unwinds this chronic strain and offers new possibilities for standing, moving and being.

N474 Eisenhower Drive, Suite C, Appleton
At LearningRx, we treat
learning challenges such
as ADD/ADHD, reading struggles and learning disabilities. Brain training goes far beyond traditional
tutoring by effectively addressing the cause behind
learning and reading struggles. We focus on changing a student’s underlying ability to learn and read.
We train and strengthen cognitive skills with scientifically based and clinically proven one-on-one personalized training. You and your child are no longer
limited to treating symptoms. Contact us to transform learning and reading struggles into success.

Natural Healing Solutions
Certified Colon Hydrotherapists
345 E. Wisconsin Ave., Suite #6, Appleton
Feel healthier, remove toxic
waste from your body and
relieve symptoms like chronic
fatigue, constipation and
skin problems. Carl and Carol Ann offer colon hydrotherapy through the Wood Gravitational Method. A colonic is a gentle internal bath to cleanse
the colon and rejuvenate the body. Colon hydrotherapy also restores the body’s pH balance, stimulates the immune system and allows free passage
of nutrients into the blood.


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TC Dance Club
1004 S. Olde Oneida St., Appleton
(2nd floor in the ‘Between the Locks’ building)
920-731-8851 • tcdanceappleton@gmail.com
Discover all the benefits
of dance at TC Dance
Club! Lose weight, be
social, relieve stress and have fun! We are board
certified and equipped with two spacious ballroom
dance floors. Our goal is to establish and maintain
the highest level of hospitality, service and dance
education within a socially pleasurable environment
in order to help our members fulfill their needs and
dreams. Start today with with a free lesson!

Twohig Dental
William J. Twohig, DDS
417 E. Ann St., Weyauwega
920-867-3101 • www.drtwohig.com
Twohig Dental wants you to experience a natural
and holistic approach to dentistry. Our practice is
a mercury-free, health-centered office. We believe
in treating patients as individuals. We are dedicated to advanced education in traditional and nontraditional dentistry. We invite you to schedule a
consultation with us.

The NEW Dermatology Group
Dr. Kevan Lewis, MD, FAAD
Offices in Green Bay and Appleton
920-965-0345 • www.newdermgroup.com
The NEW Dermatology
Group specializes in providing dermatology care
tailored to each individual. We utilize technology to advance the practice
of dermatology and integrate the most advanced
research and innovation in the field. Dr. Lewis is
the only dermatologist in Wisconsin with triple
ACGME training in dermatology, dermatopathology and Mohs micrographic surgery. As a result,
we provide an exceptional level of care for patients with a broad spectrum of skin conditions.


Support our local
businesses in the
healthy living industry!

Massage Envy Spa
3201 E. Calumet St., Appleton
1241 Lombardi Access Road, Green Bay
Massage therapist positions
available at Massage Envy
Spa in Green Bay and Appleton. Massage Envy:
more of a culture than a company. Like you, we’re
out to make a positive difference in people’s lives.
Maybe that’s why Massage Envy has its own
unique culture. You’ll find a friendly, giving and
supportive environment. We offer:
• Orientation and follow-up in-house training
• Schedules that fit your life
• A great living doing what you love
• Various therapeutic massage services
• Advancement in a fast-growing company
• Well-stocked treatment rooms with state-ofthe-art equipment
• Minimum 500 hours of massage therapy
• Must adhere to local and state massage
therapy licensing laws and regulations
• Must pass a background check
We encourage all massage therapists to be members of a national professional association. For
more information about a career at Massage
Envy, visit MassageEnvyCareers.com, and submit
a resume and cover letter to a location near you.

Capital Credit Union
920-731-3195 • toll-free: 866-731-3195
For a location near you, visit www.capitalcu.com
Capital Credit Union is a fullservice financial institution
“doing the right thing” —
offering a wide range of products and services,
such as savings accounts, CDs, IRAs, free and dividend-earning checking accounts, free online and
mobile banking, free text alerts, and loans for
cars, homes, home equity and more. Anyone living or working in Brown, Calumet, Door, Kewaunee, Manitowoc, Oconto, Outagamie, Marinette, Shawano and Winnebago Counties in
Wisconsin is eligible for Capital membership.



Vander Wielen Health & Wellness
Diagnostic Center
1486 Kenwood Drive, Menasha
920-722-2100 • www.HealthyMeToday.com
At Vander Wielen Health & Wellness
Diagnostic Center, we are committed
to helping YOU feel better, function
better and live better! To best serve
his patients, Dr. Vander Wielen offers:
spine and extremity care, nutritional counseling,
functional medicine, advanced diagnostic testing
and in-office lab tests.

Scatter Joy
1879 N. Casaloma Drive, Appleton
Scatter Joy offers a fun and
unique gift selection. From cards,
purses, candles and clocks, to
rugs, frames, baby gifts, jewelry
and more, we have something
for everyone, and any occasion. We feature top
brand names like Baggallini Hand Bags, Curly Girl
Gifts, Lolita, Jelly Bean Rugs and more. If you’re looking for a unique gift for a unique person or event,
stop in and see what we have to offer.

Anytime Fitness
For a location near you, visit our website,
Anytime Fitness is
open 24/7/365 to
provide you with the
essential elements of a great workout, such as
treadmills, ellipticals and bikes — all with flatscreen TVs — and both free weights and circuit
weight machines. We also offer 24-hour tanning,
personal training, private restrooms and showers.
Anywhere Club Access allows you to visit more
than 1,000 clubs worldwide.
Better Body Fitness
3001 Ramada Way, Suite C, Green Bay
920-339-6195 • bbfbootcamps@gmail.com
Better Body Fitness inspires people
to make changes in their lives to
become the absolute healthiest
version of themselves. We want to
show you that anything is possible. If you want to
increase your health to a level you’ve only
dreamed of — let us help you achieve that dream.
Our bootcamp instructors will motivate, educate
and coach you along your journey to health and
fitness. Get started today with a one-week free
trial by visiting our website.


Big Impact Fitness
W2721 Brookhaven Drive, Kimberly
920-574-5872 • info@bigimpactfitness.com
We want nothing
more than to see every client achieve their
goals. We find it extremely gratifying to watch
young athletes, as well as our personal training
clients, achieve success. Through dedication,
hard work and perseverance, our staff is committed to every individual who trains in any of our
programs. Through our thorough understanding
of performance training, health and fitness, we
design programs that will decrease the risk of injury, provide a wide variety of exercises and suit
the needs of each individual client.
Lake Park Swim & Fitness, LLC
730 Lake Park Road, Menasha
920-882-8900 • www.lakeparkfitness.com
See our ad on page 2.
Lake Park Swim & Fitness is the Fox Valley’s
newest and most refreshing health club. Locally owned and operated, we have combined the latest in equipment,
classes, club amenities and more to give our
members an unparalleled experience. Customer
service and building a sense of community is our
main focus — be a part of the LPSF family and
experience the difference!
Prana Groove & Defiant Fitness
Heather LaFond, ACSM-Certified Personal Trainer
1402 Clark St., Suite 201, Manitowoc
855-GoalGtr (855-462-5487)
Heather has a B.S. in human biology
with an emphasis in exercise science.
She has been working as an ACSMcertified personal trainer for five
years. Prior to becoming certified,
Heather lost 100 pounds. She turned her passion
for health and fitness into a career. In 2012, Defiant
Fitness LLC was formed and in September 2013 it
merged with Prana Groove to better provide clients
with a well-rounded fitness experience. The personalized fitness programs offered between the two
sister studios incorporate all the necessary elements
of wellness: cardio, flexibility, lifestyle coaching, nutrition support and strength training.
YMCA of the Fox Cities
For a location near you, see our ad on pg. 21 or
visit www.ymcafoxcities.org.
Being healthy means more than simply being physically active. It’s about
maintaining a balanced spirit, mind
and body. The Y is a place where
you can work toward that balance by challenging
yourself to learn a new skill or hobby, fostering
connections with friends through our lifelong

learning programs, or bringing your loved ones
closer together through our many family-centered
activities. At the Y, it’s not about the activity you
choose as much as it is about the benefits of living
healthier on the inside as well as the outside.

Lisa Jermain, Crystal Executive
920-470-6791 • ljermain@ymail.com
Isagenix is one of the fastest
growing companies in
North America because our
products, solutions and culture redefine the
health and wellness industry. Science backs our
products and statistics back our success, but it’s
our people who make us the best. Our no-compromise approach to health and wealth generating opportunities help thousands achieve their
dreams — physically and financially.

Natural Healthy Concepts
310 N. Westhill Blvd., Appleton
Natural Healthy Concepts brings you the
best dietary health supplements on the market at the lowest prices possible. We also have a great selection of all-natural
beauty products to make you look as good on the
outside as you feel on the inside. And what makes
it even better, we provide free shipping on all domestic U.S. orders, no matter the size!

Oneida Community Integrated Food Systems
3976 W. Mason St., Oneida
Oneida Community Integrated Food
Systems provides the Oneida people
and surrounding communities with
natural and fresh meats, poultry, buffalo, fruits and vegetables as well as
health and wellness products. Our farmers market
is held Thursdays at the Oneida One Stop at Highway 54 and Seminary Road in Oneida. The apple
orchard offers pick-your-own apples. Please call or
email for varieties and picking hours.

Find out more information on
advertising your business in the
Nature’s Pathways
Community Partners Directory.
Contact: 920-209-2524
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About Better Care Audiology
Stephanie Long, Doctor of Audiology
2013 Audiologist of the Year
W3124 Van Roy Road, Appleton
920-915-0077 • abcaudiology@tds.net
Making regular
visits to a hearing
specialist is one of the most important things you
can do to ensure your overall health and happiness. Dr. Stephanie Long has helped people with
hearing and hearing loss issues for more than 19
years. She enjoys getting to know her patients and
building long-lasting relationships with them. She
will get to know you and your listening needs to
determine a customized solution that works best
for you and your lifestyle. Call today to set up a
time to meet with her for a complimentary hearing
screening and 30-day risk-free trial of the latest
digital hearing solutions.

Van’s Refrigeration & Services
W1081 Pearl St., Oneida
Van’s Refrigeration & Services offers
your family or business the best
products and services combined
with a level of customer service that
will exceed your expectations. With more than 30
years of geothermal experience, quality WaterFurnace® brand geothermal heating and cooling
products are just where we begin. The technicians
at Van’s Refrigeration & Services are trained and
equipped to handle geothermal heating services,
refrigeration repair and installation and many
other residential and commercial services.

Peace & Wellness Center
Patricia Poole
920-819-3774 • watrish@aol.com
Patricia Poole has been providing
hypnosis and energy healing private
sessions and classes for 14 years. She
offers information on hypnosis, reiki,
Reconnective Healing and soon EFT.
Educational and life-changing classes are offered
regularly. Hypnosis CDs are available to get you
started in making positive changes today! Call or
email today to set up your appointment.

Find out more information on
advertising your business in the
Nature’s Pathways
Community Partners Directory.
Contact: 920.209.2524

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Balance on Buffalo/Therapeutic Massage Works
924 Buffalo St., Manitowoc
Balance on Buffalo in Manitowoc
was birthed into being to create a
safe, nurturing space to uncover
and discover one’s own innate
ability to heal. We offer massage
therapy, reiki, yoga, sound therapy, classes and
workshops, all meant to spark the gifts that we
each carry. We will help guide and nurture an
awareness of mind, body, heart and spirit, and
the space in between.
CCM Counseling and Wellness
2150 Memorial Drive, Suite 213, Green Bay
CCM Counseling and Wellness
goes beyond traditional talk
therapy to include the whole
person — mind, spirit and
body. This approach has contributed to successfully supporting our clients for over three decades. We offer you the opportunity to discover
your own path of healing and wholeness to
transform yourself, your life and your relationships. We invite you to partner with us on your
journey of exploration and healing. We are
thrilled to have as a part of our staff, reiki, reflexology and massage practitioners who can provide
you the opportunity to nurture all of who you
are. Call or make an appointment on our website. We accept most insurance plans.
Divine Energy Light Workers
Rev. Jen Rietveld
611 N. Lynndale Dr., Suite C., Appleton
920-268-6345 • lightworkers@earthlink.net
Rev. Jen Rietveld offers divinely guided
services in the form of: spiritual counseling, energy/light work, cellular release, chakra cleansing and balancing,
guided meditations, property blessings, weddings, funerals and more. She is also Access Bars® Consciousness certified, AromaTouch
Technique certified (IPC# 491733) and a Forevergreen distributor. For a full description of her services, please visit her website at DivineLightWorkers.com. To schedule an appointment, please
email Rev. Jen at lightworkers@earthlink.net or
call/text 920-268-6345.
Foxxie Fitness & Wellness, LLC
Foxxie Fitness & Wellness, LLC
provides a complete tool box
for anyone wanting to achieve
greater fitness (fit, adj: in good
condition). Our choose-yourown-adventure approach allows you to be in

charge of your destiny. Whether it is physical, emotional, financial, spiritual or other fitness you desire,
get the job done right with all the tools you’ll need.
Get Connected Counseling, LLC
5497 W. Waterford Lane, Suite A, Appleton
At Get Connected Counseling, LLC,
we help people who are dissatisfied
with their lives find their way to
where they want to be. We offer a
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different experience in therapy than
clients have had before, with a focus on transformational healing of mind, body and spirit. We use
cutting-edge approaches to re-engage, rewire, reconnect and inspire our clients to live within their
authentic selves. We take most insurance plans.
Counseling LLC.

Wise Woman Wellness, LLC
Randi Mann, NP — Owner, Board Certified
Woman’s Health Nurse Practitioner and NAMS
Certified Menopause Practitioner
1480 Swan Road, De Pere
920-339-5252 • www.wisewomanwellness.com
Randi Mann, NP, helps
ages live healthy, vital, joy-filled lives
through medical and non-medical solutions, education and lifestyle guidance. Seek care from an expert
knowledgeable in the latest scientific
research, and who offers integration of complementary and conventional approaches. Mann has
achieved the prestigious NAMS Menopause Practitioner Certification and has spoken nationally on
behalf of the Bioidentical Hormone Initiative. She is
skilled at prescribing customized, bioidentical hormones when needed. Attend the introductory
seminar “End Hormone Havoc — Stay Sane, Slim
and Sexy” to learn the fundamentals of hormone
changes, treatment options and great self-care. Call
for an appointment or register for a seminar today!
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Green Bay Integrative Health
Steven V. Bittorf, M.D., Ph.D.
2700 Vernon Dr., Ste 112., Green Bay
Dr. Steve provides a complete suite of
integrative health services, including
bio-identical hormone testing and replacement therapy; ACLAT food sensitivity analysis and consultation; optimization of digestive health, thyroid function and
weight loss; healthcare navigation; and much more.

N474 Eisenhower Drive, Suite C, Appleton
At LearningRx we treat
learning challenges such
as ADD/ADHD, reading struggles and learning disabilities. Brain training goes far beyond traditional
tutoring by effectively addressing the cause behind learning and reading struggles. We focus on
changing a student’s underlying ability to learn
and read. We train and strengthen cognitive skills
with scientifically based and clinically proven oneon-one personalized training. You and your child
are no longer limited to treating symptoms. Contact us to transform learning and reading struggles into success.

Rejuvenessence mediSpa
Kenneth Pechman, M.D., Ph.D.
Board Certified Dermatologist
2201 East Enterprise Ave., Suite 104, Appleton
920-574-3577 • www.rmedispa.com

years at Wise Woman Wellness, we have helped
thousands of women feel like themselves again with
the use of bioidentical hormones and diet and lifestyle interventions. Now we are helping men too!
Kari Jossart, FNP, directs the Men’s Vitality Program at Wise Woman Wellness and is an expert at
treatment of hormonal imbalances for men, including prescribing bioidentical testosterone as needed.
She employs a functional medicine approach, seeking the root cause of your symptoms, and recommends the latest in dietary modifications, nutraceutical supplementation, and other lifestyle changes
to optimize your function and get your vitality back!
Call for an appointment today.

Valley Wellness and Referral
Meridith Starling, CISW, MSSW
124 W. Wisconsin Ave., Suite 90B
At Valley Wellness and Referral, hope
and healing are closer than you think.
Meridith’s goal is to provide her clients with the tools to move forward
with their lives and empower them to
make changes for the good. Asking for help is the
first step to a better life. She provides her counseling and support services to children and adults.
There is no cookie cutter method to feeling and
living better, but it begins with you!

Advanced Movement Studio
101 W Edison Ave., Suite 110, Appleton
920.215.1267 • info@amithestudio.com

The mission of Rejuvenessence mediSpa is to restore,
revitalize and rejuvenate the
skin’s appearance, health
and function. We strive to improve our clients’
skin through our professional services and highquality products and thus, enhance our patients’
self-esteem and self-image. We are proud to offer
free consultations on all of our services!

Located along the Fox River
in the historic Edison Center,
Rehab it. Prevent it. Get Fit. We have you covered.
our studio offers smallgroup fitness classes, exclusive training and sportspecific training. But fitness is just one part of who
we are. We also provide nutrition counseling,
movement therapy, massage therapy and yoga. If
you are recovering from an injury or managing a
chronic injury, we strive to be the bridge between
sports medicine, physical therapy and fitness. Our
mission is to help our clients achieve their health
and fitness goals. Rehab it. Prevent it. Get fit. We
have you covered.



Men’s Vitality Program (offered through
Wise Woman Wellness, LLC)
Kari Jossart, FNP
1480 Swan Road, De Pere
920-339-5252 • www.wisewomanwellness.com
Are you a man suffering from fatigue, low
sex drive, erectile dysfunction, irritability, loss of competitive drive, weight
gain, and loss of muscle mass and
strength? We invite you to check out
our Men’s Vitality Program. For five

The Natural Boutique
Sandy White , owner
1162 Westowne Drive, Neenah
The success of a business comes
from more than just the owner.
A truly successful business will
have an enthusiastic, knowledgeable staff hand chosen by the owner. Here at
The Natural Boutique, Sandy has a staff that loves
the business as much as she does, and it shows

when you walk into the store. Located 5 minutes
from the Fox River Mall; take the Winneconne exit
in Neenah and turn left at Culver’s.

Nutritional Healing, LLC
Kimberly Neher, MS, Clinical Nutritionist
400 N. Richmond St., Appleton
920-358-5764 • kimneher@nutritionalhealingllc.com
Kimberly Neher, MS, is the clinical nutritionist located inside The Chiropractic
Advantage. Her passion lies in supporting people’s health through evidencebased medicine (risks versus benefits of
medications) and healing therapies through nutrition. Kimberly has experience working with clients
regarding weight and fatigue issues, sports nutrition,
food sensitivities and allergies, and general health
concerns such as high blood pressure, high glucose
levels, high cholesterol/triglycerides, thyroid conditions and irritable bowel disorders. With her master’s
degree in human nutrition and Metagenics certification in First Line Therapy, Kimberly has undergone an
in-depth study of nutrition as a complementary
medicine. Transform your life through natural, clinically proven methods of healing via nutrition, and
remedy the cause of your illness or weight concerns!

Advanced Pain Management (APM)
2595 Development Drive, Suite 150, Green Bay
Locations also in Appleton and Oconto Falls
888-901-PAIN (7246) • www.APMhealth.com
Advanced Pain Management (APM) is committed to
providing patients with innovative pain management services. APM strives to
deliver the most advanced, minimally invasive, diagnostic and therapeutic services to enable patients to
restore function, relieve pain and renew hope.
Whether it’s back or neck pain, work injury, sciatica or
a painful condition; APM has a pain management
doctor who can help pinpoint the source of pain.
PT Center for Women
3913 W. Prospect Ave., Suite LL2, Appleton
PT Center for Women offers
women of all ages comprehensive evaluation and treatment for their physical therapy
and massage needs. Our gentle, heartfelt approach to healing allows women to
feel calm and comfortable, and pursue a program
of care that can change their lives. Our goal is to
provide women with a successful outcome for a
happier, healthier life.



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Custom Health Pharmacy
1011 S. 10th St., Manitowoc
Custom Health Pharmacy is your source for
quality compounded medications. Our state-ofthe-art compounding lab provides the highest
quality compounding possible. You have a choice
where you get your compounded prescriptions —
you don’t need your prescription sent to you from
Madison. We also offer: hormone saliva testing,
hormone consultations, adrenal fatigue consultations and testing, Take Charge weight loss program and a full line of Now vitamins. We accept
Caremark and Express Scripts.

Fit Nutrition
Personal Chef, Certified Nutrition Coach
914 4th St., De Pere
Fit Nutrition is driven to provide healthy, great-tasting
meals to our customers for
whatever their nutritional
goals may be. We also offer cooking classes, tasting events, and wine and food pairings, which can
be held in the comfort of your own home or at Fit
Nutrition. Our goal is to get people to understand
that eating healthy is not boring and tasteless,
and to enjoy healthy eating every day.

Countrycare Animal Complex
Karen M. Strickfaden, DVM
Richard A. Barr, DVM • Aili Heintz, DVM
4235 Elm View Road, Green Bay
920-863-3220 • info@countrycareac.com
Countrycare Animal Complex is a fullservice veterinary facility for dogs, cats
and horses. By integrating the best of
traditional veterinary medicine/surgery with holistic medicine, we are able to offer your
pets the best of both worlds. We offer nutritional
counseling, acupuncture, veterinary spinal manipulation (animal chiropractic), Bicom therapy and
more. We carry a wide range of supplements, flower
essences and herbs. Find us on Facebook!

Manila Resto
107 Algoma Blvd., Oshkosh
Manila Resto is a melting pot of
food and culture in a contemporary yet casual atmosphere
located in historic downtown Oshkosh. Our menu

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offers a fusion of Filipino with authentic marinades, rich sauces and savory meats as well as
fresh sushi, and open flame grilled selections from
our innovative robata grill. Enjoy food that is
fresher, healthier, and inspirational. Escape to Manila Resto.
Sai Ram Indian Cuisine
253 W. Northland Ave., Appleton
The area’s finest authentic Indian
restaurant. Join us today to find out
why we won the “Best Indian Food”
Golden Fork Award from 2005-2011 and a 2013
TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence! We offer a
large selection of vegan and vegetarian options.
Catering is available and we have a banquet room
for parties of up to 40 people.

Create Hair Loft & The Spa Loft
421 George St., De Pere
The Spa Loft is a vibrant, one of a kind,
holistic haven for all ages and people.
Our therapists combined have over 25
years of experience in massage and
the wellness industry. Our focus is providing a safe,
comfortable, therapeutic atmosphere for our clients. We specialize in tailored massage therapy sessions and natural medicine consults. The products
we use are therapeutic grade, natural and as organic as possible. We offer an aesthetic atmosphere that is like no other wellness spa to provide
the best treatments for our clients. Services include:
full service salon; massage therapy: pregnancy/pediatric/infant, reiki, trauma touch, oncology, deep tissue, hot stone, reflexology, and craniosacral; natural
medicine: blood cell analysis, Reams PH testing,
nutritional consults and more with our Naturopath.
Massage Envy Spa
3201 E. Calumet St., Appleton • 920-731-5300
1241 Lombardi Access Road, Green Bay • 920-405-9200
At Massage Envy Spas, our
mission is to provide a pathway to wellness, well-being and worth through
professional, convenient and affordable massage
therapy and spa services. Whether it is your first
massage or massage therapy is part of your wellness plan, we have a therapist to match your needs.
We offer many massage modalities including Swedish, deep tissue, trigger point therapy, sports, reflexology and more. Signature services and enhancements include hot stone massage, aromatherapy,
deep muscle therapy and sugar foot scrub. We have
four different spa facial treatments specially formulated for Massage Envy Spa. Our professional estheticians have the scientifically proven products to
give you noticeably healthy skin.


The Olive Cellar
277 W. Northland Ave., Appleton • 920-574-2361
127 W. Wisconsin Ave., Neenah • 920-486-1781
Discover the difference quality
makes with small batch world-class
extra virgin olive oils and an exquisite variety of aged balsamic vinegars. Taste before you buy with all products available for you to sample prior to bottling. Also
offering pastas and spices, sea salts, truffle oils,
chocolate sauces and the world’s best peanut
brittle. A unique culinary experience awaits you.

N.E. Wisconsin Spiritual Experiences Group
For activities near you, visit:
through the Light and Sound of
God! Check out Eckankar (www.
eckankar.org) and N.E. Wisconsin
Spiritual Experiences Group (see
above) for tools, resources and spiritual conversations near you.

Valley Thermography
1111 N. Lynndale Drive, Suite 202, Appleton
920-380-1365 • chris@valleythermography.com
Chris Haase, certified clinical
thermographer, uses digital
infrared thermal imaging
(DITI), a noninvasive clinical imaging procedure for
detecting and monitoring a number of diseases
and physical injuries by showing the thermal abnormalities present in the body. Conditions and
injuries that can be diagnosed and monitored include hormonal dysfunction, inflammation, lymphatic activity, disc disease, dental, vascular disease, sports injuries, allergies, cancer and more.
DITI uses no radiation, is painless and FDA registered. Call to schedule your appointment.

Glass Slipper Styling Studio
230 Main St., Menasha
At GSSS, we believe
outer image is directly
connected to success
and when we look
good, we feel good. We help women increase selfconfidence and self-respect to achieve a better career, peace of mind and happiness. Offering costeffective wardrobe styling services — personal style
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planning as well as skincare, hair, and make-up
consulting, fashion advice, complete transformation makeovers and free lifetime client aftercare
service. We carry Motives cosmetics, Lumiere De Vie
skincare, Vault Denim jeans, select women’s fashion
apparel and accessories. Our venue can be rented
for private events such as personal styling, make up
sessions or trunk shows. Call to schedule a 20-minute free consultation. Find us on Facebook.

Valley Transit
801 S. Whitman Ave., Appleton
Valley Transit provides

Valley Transit safe and reliable public

transportation to the
many communities that comprise the Fox Cities.
Whether you’re in Appleton, Buchanan, Grand
Chute, Kaukauna, Kimberly, Little Chute, city of
Menasha, town of Menasha or Neenah, you can
use Valley Transit to get where you need to go. Service hours: 5:45 a.m.-10:30 p.m., Monday through
Friday, 7:45 a.m.-10:30 p.m. on Saturday.
Think outside the car.

Kaldas Center
200 Theda Clark Medical Plaza, Suite 133, Neenah
Kaldas Center for Fertility, Surgery, & Pregnancy, S.C is changing how
patient service is delivered. Hearing the patient and
adapting to their needs is important as we look to
support patients in their quick return to living life to
the fullest. To complement our patient services, we
offer nationally recognized skill and training to
achieve the desired outcomes of our patients.

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