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September 2015

Northeast Wisconsin



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Can acupressure
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How to best exercise
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STEVE BARNETT, owner, Orthopedic & Spine Therapy

Photos by Melissa Alderton Photography


Things to do before bringing a
new cat home


Yoga for soccer


10 Are you suffering from low thyroid symptoms

but your lab results are normal?

12 Healthy in spirit: Its not too late!

16 Exercising with joint problems
18 Ten reasons to try floatation therapy

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24 Coconut oil is good for you. Who knew?

26 Women-owned success
31 The importance of medical history forms
32 Sex, drugs and (no) rock and roll
34 Using acupressure to treat TMJ disorder and jaw pain
35 What do you know about psoriasis?
36 Is there gluten in my medication?


38 Tuning into health

41 Folic acid, B12 and dementia in senior citizens
42 Recycling plastic bags, wrap and film
45 Top homeopathic remedies to have in your home


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September 23 marks the beginning of a new season: beloved autumn. The

weather and landscape are hard to beat in Wisconsin, and we could go on
and on about our favorite things. But we wont, as Edgar Albert Guest said
it best in his poem:
Its September
Its September, and the orchards are afire with red and gold,
And the nights with dew are heavy, and the mornings sharp with cold;
Now the gardens at its gayest with the salvia blazing red
And the good old-fashioned asters laughing at us from their bed;
Once again in shoes and stockings are the childrens little feet,
And the dog now does his snoozing on the bright side of the street.

Its September, and the cornstalks are as high as they will go,
And the red cheeks of the apples everywhere begin to show;
Now the suppers scarcely over ere the darkness settles down
And the moon looms big and yellow at the edges of the town;
Oh, its good to see the children, when their little prayers are said,
Duck beneath the patchwork covers when they tumble into bed.
Its September, and a calmness and a sweetness seem to fall
Over everything thats living, just as though it hears the call
Of Old Winter, trudging slowly, with his pack of ice and snow,
In the distance over yonder, and it somehow seems as though
Every tiny little blossom wants to look its very best
When the frost shall bite its petals and it droops away to rest.

Barbara Schneider
Kymberley Pekrul
Grace Olson
Kimberly Byrne
Sarah Van Abel
Ann Hanson
Melissa Alderton Photography

Its September! Its the fullness and the ripeness of the year;
All the work of earth is finished, or the final tasks are near,
But there is no doleful wailing; every living thing that grows,
For the end that is approaching wears the finest garb it knows.
And I pray that I may proudly hold my head up high and smile
When I come to my September in the golden afterwhile.
We hope you enjoy the reprieve of the summer heat and the crisp air as
much as we do!
The Natures Pathways Team

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n the years past, when treating thyroid disease doctors traditionally looked at your symptoms and your reflexes to help dose
your medication to what they felt normal thyroid function
should be. The amount of thyroid given then, on average, was three
times higher than seen today. Patients who took natural desiccated
thyroid medication (Armour Thyroid) before 1970 felt more motivated, more energetic and noticed that overall they felt better! In the
1970s, there was a change in thyroid treatment with the introduction of synthetic thyroid hormones (Synthroid) and looking at a
blood test result called the thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) for
the basis of diagnosing the condition of thyroid disease.
TSH is often the wrong marker for patients who have low thyroid
output; it plays a role, but it has created a new group of patients
who are categorized into the subclinical hypothyroid group. This
is a very large group of patients that repeatedly tell their doctors
or nurse practitioners, How can my thyroid test results be normal
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time, tired, constipated, my hair is falling out, my sex drive is low,
I am gaining weight, Im depressed and my mood changes easily.
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Doing a Thyroflex test is

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lead to a whole array of other long-term illnesses, such as psychiatric syndromes, neurological problems, cognitive deficits, skeletal
syndromes, diabetes, heart disorders, pregnancy complications,
insomnia and double the chance of Alzheimers.
In 1971, Dr. R.I.S. Bayliss, a famous European endocrinologist, stated the following after many decades of treating thyroid
conditions: I am often asked how the correct dose of thyroxine
(thyroid hormone) is determined. The answer is clinically by
the patients pulse rate, his sense of well-being, the texture of his
skin, his tolerance of cold, his bowel function, and the speed with
which his deep tendon reflexes relax. Is thyroid not the hormone

capable of raising the constitution and well-being of the patient?

Anyone can be brought up to the top of their constitutional capabilities when tested adequately for thyroid hormone. This would
only be done by clinical assessment, not blood tests; there is no
relation between the signs and symptoms of low thyroid disease,
the TSH, or the other related blood tests.

Enter the Thyroflex test

In medical school all providers are taught that reflexes speed

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the Thyroflex. The Thyroflex instrument is a reflex hammer
connected to a laptop computer, which measures reflex time in
milliseconds. They do not routinely use the Achilles tendon reflex.
Instead, they use the Brachio-Radialis muscle of the forearm, a
more convenient way to illicit the reflex while the patient is seated
in a comfortable chair. A delayed reflex time is the finding, which
indicates low thyroid function.
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Healthy in
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By Rev. April Kain-Breese

f your summer has not lived up to your expectations, you

may be feeling a bit glum. But its not too late to salvage your
summertime dreams! Did you dream of a week on the shore
of Lake Superior? Maybe you can still manage a weekend on Lake
Michigan. Did you dream of visiting relatives in another state?
Maybe you can set up a series of Skype sessions with them
maybe even share a special meal together, but at a distance. Did
you dream of becoming fit in twelve weeks? You still have twelve
weeks! OK, you get my drift.
With September we begin another new year, dont we? (I think
there are at least three new years in the typical twelve months,
marked by January 1, Memorial Day and Labor Day.) So, as this
particular new year begins, we can carry forward our dreams and
transform them to fit our circumstances. This is a happy reminder
that its not too late to celebrate summer, and its not too late for
other things either.

Its not too late to make new friends, to overcome addiction,

or to mend a broken relationship. Its not too late to find a new
love, to make a difference in this world or to learn to love yourself
more. Its not too late to discover (or rediscover) who you really
are! Its not too late to infuse your life with inspiration and hope.
You are here to be a blessing to the world. Every thought you
hold, every word you speak, every action you take is an opportunity
to express your highest and best self. Your authentic life is not about
material possessions or lack thereof. Your authentic life is about
meaningful connection, starting with your internal connection.
Are you plugged in to your higher self? Do you realize and
recognize that part of you? How often do you spend time in that
state of awareness? There is more to you than you may know!
Find that place and make yourself at home there. Its a place where
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victimized by it. This place of inner peace does exist within you.
If you need help finding it, spend time with people who have
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ats and dogs are the two most popular types of pets in
the country, and while dogs have been dubbed mans best
friend, cat owners are quite vocal when expressing their
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Those looking for a cat may not have to look far. The ASPCA
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are cats. An area shelter is an ideal place to find a new pet for those
thinking of getting their first cat or adding to the pets already in
the household. Cats can be purchased from pet stores, but they
also may be available via friends or family members who have
recently welcomed a new litter.
Before bringing your cat home, it is best to make sure you and
members of your household are prepared to welcome a furry
feline friend into your home.


a big responsibility, and all members of the household should be

ready and willing to pitch in and care for pets. Divide duties based
on age and physical ability. If a member of the family doesnt
support the decision to get a cat, this might not be the right time
to do so.
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for people whose joint pain is primarily in their lower bodies.

Ellipticals are great machines that produce minimal impact
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Try yoga for stretching and to improve flexibility, range-ofmotion and balance. A recent University of Pennsylvania study
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Apply heat before exercise as it relaxes muscles and joints,
as well as eases pain. After physical activity, ice joints to reduce
Avoid exercising an actively inflamed joint, recent joint replacement, or any kind of damage that might cause physical instability.
Do not use heavy weights and avoid extending, flexing and
locking out any joint to its maximum position.
If you feel sharp pain in a joint or elsewhere while exercising,
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Prevention avoid overuse!

Too many of us perform one exercise movement over and over

again. This can injure the muscles, joints and bones involved in
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Apply heat before exercise

as it relaxes muscles and
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Ten reasons to
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Getting a float before you get a massage warms and relaxes your
muscles so your tight spots are more easily broken up by the time
you get your massage. You get a better massage when you float

Research has shown that floating decreases cortisol levels and

increases the production of endorphins, the bodys natural pain
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SPACE. There is no place like a floatation tank that lets you escape

the confines of gravity without leaving orbit and flying into space.
Floating in a float tank is a much safer journey than flying to the
5. YOURE PREGNANT. Floating offers a unique glimpse into

what it is like to float in the womb. Floating while pregnant gives

mother and baby extra special quality time. Floating helps you
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SUBCONSCIOUS. Floating helps peel back the layers so you

can take a peek at what is underneath your subconscious. Once

there, you can take a tour of your own subconscious and learn
more about what makes you uniquely you. When you float your
brain becomes very plastic. In this state your brain is more open
to suggestions.
7. YOU HAVE FIBROMYALGIA. Swedish study results provided

compelling evidence that floatation rest can greatly improve

the lives of people with fibromyalgia by significantly decreasing
their pain, muscle tension, anxiety and stress. It also significantly
increased freedom of movement, energy, mood and quality of

shows that this sensory deprivation addiction treatment stimulates right/left brain patterns by lowering brain wave frequency,
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9. ALL YOUR FRIENDS ARE DOING IT. Floating is a growing

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Yoga for
By Crystal M Hill, E-RYT

occer is on many minds these days. Whether playing it,

watching a friend/family member play it or following
the World Cup, its an exciting time of the year! It is a
versatile sport too! Have you ever considered how soccer is
like yoga? It can be enjoyed indoors or out, any age can participate and benefit, it brings people together, it requires focus
and mindfulness, and it improves health and well-being.
Yoga is a fantastic partner activity to soccer as well! Soccer
is a sport in which most players are dominant in one leg,
resulting in significant asymmetries in their bodies. Most
soccer athletes are 80 percent dominant in one leg! Much
time is spent planting and holding ground with one leg, using
gluteal muscles and hamstrings. The majority of kicking is
done with the other leg, using hip flexors and quadriceps.
Yoga can provide balance and symmetry to the body to
correct the issues caused to hips and spine by this lopsided
sport. Yoga also improves flexibility, range of motion and
These yoga postures will target the lower body muscles
primarily the hip flexors and hamstrings to improve
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Of course these poses can benefit the soccer spectator as well as

the athlete! If you are a yoga newbie or recovering from an injury,
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By Kathi Bloy

ash Riemer is an adorable three-year-old any parent

would be proud of. But hes never said Mama, Daddy
or I love you to Tammy and Terry Riemer. Undoubtedly he would if he could, but Nash suffers from autism and is
completely nonverbal.
His parents met in Tennessee where Terry, a Kewaunee native,
was an iron worker for C.R. Meyer, Oshkosh. Nash was born
in Knoxville and the family moved to New Franken, in Brown
County, before he was a month old. Immediately after his birth,
the Riemers were told that Nash had a hole in his heart and would
require surgery. He had it rough, Tammy said, having heart
surgery at eight months.
I started noticing other things when he was about 18 months
old, she said. You could call Nashs name and he wouldnt really
look at you. He didnt like to be held, but we wondered if that was
because hed been in doctors offices every week from birth until
his heart surgery at eight months. Since then hes been diagnosed
with autism.
His heart is fine now, but Nash needs autism therapy 30-40
hours a week that costs $30 per hour. Thats $900 to $1,200 a week,
an amount the family budget cant cover, especially with Tammy
working part-time at Annas Healthcare in order to devote herself
to Nashs care.
She applied to the state for assistance and found it would take
four months before shed know if Nash was approved. If he was,
he would be put on a nine-month waiting list, stretching the time
before therapy could begin to 13 months. He cant wait a year for
therapy, Tammy said.
When the couple moved from Tennessee, she said, I joined a
golf league to make friends. She and one of those friends, Ann
Perrizo, decided to hold a golf outing to raise funds for Nashs
treatment. When they began putting the event together, they

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discovered businesses werent willing to donate much unless the

fundraiser had 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status. Individuals cant
qualify, so the friends were referred to Community Benefit Tree
(CBT) in Kaukauna, a non-profit designed to assist with fundraising during a medical crisis.
After meeting with Heidi Frederickson, executive director
of CBT, Perrizo said, We will probably more than double the
amount well raise with Heidis suggestions. We didnt realize how
many things could be done at a golf outing fundraiser.
The golf outing, open to the public, is set for Saturday, Sept.
19 at Royal Scot Golf Course in New Franken. Golfing starts at
2:30 p.m. and pre-registered four-person teams will pay $40 per
person, which includes a meal, a cart and balls. Without preregistration, the cost is $45. Dinner, served at 4 p.m., costs $10
for those who dont wish to golf. With activities on every hole,
there also are opportunities to win prizes like a golf package and
an autographed helmet donated by the Packers.
CBT takes care of things like raffle tickets and all the accessory equipment, like money aprons and other things, Perrizo
said. They train us and help us organize and make sure we have
a good grasp of what we need to do when we get there. Heidi
introduced us to 5 or 6 games that wed never heard of, plus other
money-making activities.
We really liked her because she is more like a Good Samaritan
to us than just a person running her business. Both Tammy and

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I plan to volunteer for CBT after weve finished the golf outing.
Tammy is good at soliciting donations and Im a designer/marketing person, so I can help with a lot of things.
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 peoples lives and support by helping family, friends or
co-workers plan a Celebration of Support event for their loved one. In the last 11
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,
visit or contact CBT staff at 920-422-1919.
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NASHS MAGICAL GOLF BASH: Saturday, Sept. 19, 2:30-7 p.m. at Royal Scot
Golf in New Franken. Nash is a 3 year old boy who has austism and is in need
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Coconut oil is
good for you.
By Steve Lankford

rganic virgin coconut oil is now

considered by many nutritionists as one of the healthiest, most
versatile unprocessed dietary oils in the
world. Coconut oil that is made from
organically grown coconuts is an excellent cooking oil. It contains medium chain
triglycerides (MCTs) that the body metabolizes quickly, converting the fats to energy
rather than storing them as fat. Coconut oil
is a stable, healthy saturated fat that does
not elevate bad (LDL) cholesterol. This is a
myth that still exists in the minds of many.

Health benefits of coconut oil

Coconut oil has been used as cooking oil

for thousands of years, and is still a staple
in the diets of many people living in tropical areas today. It was once popular here
in the United States as well, until shortages of imported oils during World War II
created the need to promote local oils like
soybean and corn oil. Soon after that, polyunsaturated fats became the norm in this
country; and with it came a rise in obesity,
higher cholesterol levels, and degenerative
diseases related to aging and inflammation.

Coconut oil has been shown to reduce

the symptoms of digestive disorders,
support overall immune function, and
help prevent bacterial, viral and fungal
infections. Coconut oil is rich in lauric acid
(50-55 percent), capric acid and caprylic
acid. These are super fatty acids with
strong antimicrobial properties. People
who consistently use coconut oil report
changes in their ability to go without eating
for several hours without experiencing the
effects of hypoglycemia.
A study conducted in Yucatan where


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Coconut oil has been

shown to reduce
the symptoms of
digestive disorders,
support overall
immune function,
and help prevent
bacterial, viral and
fungal infections.
coconut oil is a staple, showed that metabolic rates of people living there were
25 percent higher than in comparable
test subjects living in the United States.
Increased metabolic rate is a key to healthy
weight management and could account
for the leanness of people living in areas
where coconut oil is consumed on a daily
basis. The study further observed that local
women displayed none of the symptoms
commonly associated with menopause.

Good fat versus bad fat

Research done in the 1950s concluded

that all fat was bad! Today, many people
still equate fat with weight gain, clogged
arteries and high blood pressure. Early
researchers failed to distinguish between

saturated, monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats. They assumed at the time,

that all fats (including coconut oil) were
unhealthy because they raised serum
cholesterol levels.
In revisiting those studies, researchers
found that hydrogenated (refined) coconut
oil had been used. All hydrogenated oils
produce higher serum cholesterol levels,
and contribute to greater oxidation and
free radicals in the body. In fact, further
research has shown that excess amounts
of trans fatty acids (found in hydrogenated
vegetable oils) increase the risk of degenerative diseases and other age-related

Benefits of organic
coconut oil

Antibacterial, antiviral, antifungal


Abundant in medium chain fatty acids

(aid weight loss and energy)

Helps to improve HDL and LDL

cholesterol ratios
Shown to support healthy thyroid
May help to promote proper weight
Helps to reduce hypoglycemic cravings
May improve symptoms of digestive
Known to promote smooth, supple skin

Withstands wide heat ranges without


Now we know that certain fats actually

help to prevent those conditions and are
essential to good health. Coconut oil can
be added to that list. Other beneficial fats
include olive oil, flax oil and fish oil. Be
sure to include a variety of healthy fats
and make a concerted effort to reduce
your consumption of omega-6 fats, which
include all of your grain and seed oils.
If you would like to learn more about
coconut oil, listen to my interview with 5th
generation master herbalist Dean Morris
at You will also
find many interviews on other healthy oils
including fish oil, krill oil and oregano oil.
I have also added a recent interview on
cannabidiol (CBD) oil from hemp. Learn
how the right oils can have a tremendous
beneficial impact on your health.
Steve Lankford is the President of
Family Nutrition Center, located
at 850-A Lombardi Ave in Green
Bay. 920-432-6886. Family Nutrition Center can help you discover
a nutritional program that works. Online at
Steve is also the host of,
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your good health. Currently there are over 170 interviews with the experts on natural health available
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By Chelsie Towns

isconsin ranks 40th in the

nation for women-owned businesses, and while our state
has made leaps and bounds, growing
187 percent since the most recent recession, our growth is actually slower than
most other states. Woman entrepreneurs
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opportunity, lack of support from other

woman business owners, and balancing
children and home life with work.
On the other hand, women-owned businesses are diversifying, meaning there is
no longer a stereotypical woman-owned
business. Women are branching out and
using their talents and knowhow to create
jobs for themselves, opportunities for
others and fill niches wherever they see a
need for their time and talent.
Northeast Wisconsin is home to a
number of women-owned businesses and
nonprofits from unique retail shops to
bakeries. Unfortunately, as any business
owner knows, marketing, commercial or
office space, childcare, and other costs can
be daunting for new business owners. The
startup process can be confusing to navigate and expensive, making long-term
success difficult for a lot of women.
One grass roots collective in the Fox
Valley is looking to change this stumbling point for women entrepreneurs. Fox
Cities Women in Business, while still in
its infancy, aims to offer a collaboration
for women business owners. The website
is currently under construction but will
include a directory of woman-owned businesses in the Fox Valley and information for
women seeking to bolster or begin a new
business. Affordable flex office, meeting and

classroom space will soon be available for

use in Downtown Neenah, where business
owners will have access to computers, printers, Internet and more, including classes on
business startup and management, as well
as networking and promotional events. This
business incubator concept is also run by
three women business owners who understand the struggles and confusion involved
in entrepreneurialism. Watch the Fox Cities
Women in Business Facebook page for
more information.
If you would like to support women run
businesses in our area, consider coming to
the fall Belly, Birth and Beyond Expo on
Oct. 18 at the Grand Meridian in Appleton. Deux La La Events, the business
behind the expo, is owned and operated by
three local mothers and the event is largely
comprised of women-owned businesses
with a lot to offer our community!
Chelsie Towns is a doula and childbirth educator for Thanks Givings
Birth Services, LLC and co-owner of
Deux La La Events, LLC, as well as
one of the woman business owners
behind the Fox Cities Women in Business collective and Vice President of The Metta Birth Project,
Inc. When shes not busy supporting and empowering women in the community, shes playing with
her three young kids or spending time in her large
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Orthopedic & Spine Therapy
engages you in your health

Wow is a small word, but it packs a punch. It exemplifies all one

needs to say in three letters, but its impact is much bigger. Its
universal, and its a declaration of something great. Orthopedic &
Spine Therapy believes in it to an extent that highlights exactly how
they feel about running their business theyve even adopted it
within their value statement.
we are more than a physical therapy company that provides
quality patient care. Everything we do is based on a value system
that is shared and exemplified by each team member. The driving
principle behind all our actions is the WOW Philosophy.
It is working. Orthopedic & Spine Therapy is celebrating its 25th
birthday on Sept. 4. Owner Steve Barnett couldnt be prouder and
he owes his success in the physical therapy field to his co-workers
and his mother.
(In college), my mom gave me a call and said, Im going to a
physical therapist and I think it may be something you would like
to do, he remembers. Like any dutiful son I did some research,
transferred to Marquette, and completed my education in physical
therapy. My initial premise of going into physical therapy was focusing on sports medicine.
In the beginning, even Steve didnt know just how much Orthopedic & Spine Therapy would encompass. While working with
athletes is undoubtedly a part of it, theres so much more.

An all-encompassing
physical therapy

When I started the company, our main emphasis was treating

patients with spine, TMJ and headache disorders, Steve says. For
four years prior to the start of the company, my focus deviated from
sports medicine to treatment of the spine.

The business at that time was known as Spine Therapy Center.

Now, the therapists at Orthopedic & Spine Therapy see a large
number of spine-related patients about 50% of the patient caseload but also those experiencing acute or chronic pain from head
to toe, such as post-op surgeries, plantar fasciitis, fibromyalgia, etc.
Fairly new to Orthopedic & Spine Therapy is their Pelvic Physical
Therapy division, previously referred to as Womens Health, though
expanded to serve both women and men, according to Steve. Issues
in men and women that fall under pelvic health are conditions such
as incontinence, sexual performance/dysfunction, and past surgical histories. Additionally, womens pelvic health encompasses both
pregnancy and postpartum care.
We presently have seven physical therapists in the company
who specialize in this divison, and we are planning for further
growth in the future, he says.
The physical therapists generally treat patients one-on-one
for 40 minutes, and are able to pack both quality treatment and
conversation into the mix. In fact, thats Steves favorite part.
I love treating patients. I still always gravitate toward the treatment room and thats how I spend most of my time. I hope they
learn from me as much as I learn from them.
I receive my fishing and hunting tips, book recommendations,
and cooking tips from them, he laughs. Its that opportunity to
communicate and develop a relationship that I love.
Orthopedic & Spine Therapys value of education allows the
company to stand out as a quality and highly knowledgeable business in the field. Therapists are continually learning new evaluation
and treatment techniques, and through their ability to conduct a
thorough evaluation, are able to determine the patients areas of
restriction. They are then able to offer and utilize different treatment techniques for patients.

Through time and all the coursework weve taken, were blessed with
pretty big toolboxes to address the areas of restriction in our patients,
Steve says.

A toolbox for treatment

Toolbox is a word Steve uses often when discussing all Orthopedic &
Spine Therapy has to offer, and it makes sense as there are a variety of
evaluation and treatment techniques (tools) at their disposal to use to
provide patients with the best experience possible.
We have a toolbox figuratively in the mind, he explains. Were quite
generous in regard to our continuing education allowance. We utilize a
lot of physical therapy and osteopathic evaluation and treatment techniques: myofascial release, manipulation, muscle energy techniques,
craniosacral therapy, to name a few. Those in themselves give us a lot
of tools.
In the past five years, everyone in the company has learned the dry
needling technique to help patients relieve pain from trigger points. Its a
technique that can be applied to many conditions, whether it be those with
spine-related problems, headaches, or shoulder, knee, hip injuries, etc.
While their raw knowledge, extreme attention to detail regarding
treatment and the techniques they utilize are highly important, their
ability to provide treatment and make the patient feel comfortable is high
on their list of values as well.
We sit down with patients and inform them of our findings regarding the evaluation, Steve says. We make sure that both therapist and
patient goals align. Were explicit with regard to what their plan of care
will entail.
Now at 16 locations (No. 17 is opening this month!) with companywide
numbers in the 80s, its a far cry from where Steve started out in Sept.
of 1990.
It was me and one other person, he says. We both shared in the
billing, vacuuming, and we did whatever we had to do to get the job
Fast forward 25 years and Steve appreciates the moments that remind
him just how far the business has come. Recognizing patients who have
been with Orthopedic & Spine Therapy since the beginning and knowing
they are returning to see a therapist in the company makes him truly
I relish those moments where Im able to see a patient leave their
duration of treatment very well satisfied. When I get a
chance to see them out in the community
and they tell me they are doing great,
those are the moments that give me
Iron River
goosebumps, he says.
Steve feels incredibly blessed, and
sees continued growth in Orthopedic & Spine Therapys future,
both at the current locations and
also potential new ones.
We can control what we
do. And thats what we put our
stamp and emphasis on, Steve
says. We want people to leave
and think, Wow, that was a great

The WOW Philosophy

in action
Orthopedic & Spine Therapy is serious about treating
its patients the way they would want to be treated, and
they do so in a variety of ways. Outrageous customer
service, education and results are what drive the WOW
Philosophy. Below are the five divisions of Orthopedic
& Spine Therapy:
Physical Therapy: Our physical therapists
use a variety of techniques to treat a
variety of conditions to help assist in the
process of healing and recovering.
Pelvic Physical Therapy: A safe, highly effective,
discreet, drug-free way to treat a variety of
womens and mens pelvic health conditions.
Workplace Solutions: We provide superior
workplace solutions to enhance your quality of
business and get our Workers Compensation
patients back to work safely and quickly.
We are trained and licensed by nationally
recognized return-to-work programs.
Swing Solutions: The powerful combination of
both a golf pro and a physical therapist enable
us to properly identify which golf behaviors are
simply bad habits in need
of correction and which
are actually the result
of physical limitation.
Massage Therapy:
A form of holistic
therapy, which is
a natural way to
help your body
heal itself with
massage and

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of medical

By Amanda Newhouse, LMT

hether youve had a massage before or not, one of the

first things you are asked to do is fill out a medical
history form. Why do we need to fill out such an extensive medical history form just to have a massage, you ask? Simply
put, it is for your safety! Since our circulatory system is one of the
major systems that massage affects, it is very important to know
a persons medical history and concerns. It allows the massage
therapist to distribute the appropriate massage techniques.
Depending on where you go, the length of the medical history
form can be short and sweet or a bit more in depth. Too often, I
see clients breeze right through this form and barely take a second
to read what it is truly asking them. Although to some it may
seem like a waste of time, these forms are created to ensure that a
massage will be safe for you (and your baby if you are expecting).
For example, asking someone if they have varicose veins, a
heart condition or high blood pressure and if they are currently
taking any medications is very beneficial for a massage therapist
to know. Someone with high blood pressure, or hypertension, has
excessive pressure in their arteries that is higher than it should
be. Massage therapy may likely increase circulation within the
blood vessels; however, relaxing strokes that are used in a Swedish
massage can help to encourage a lower blood pressure and the
stress that contributes to it. Someone with hypertension would
not be a good candidate for an aggressive deep tissue massage;
rather a slower relaxing stroke would be beneficial. Massage frees
tissue congestion by moving out old stagnant blood and flooding it with fresh new blood. An increase in blood circulation can
increase intra-vascular pressure. This is the reasoning behind a
massage therapists caution with a hypertensive client. Your therapist may ask for your physicians written consent.
It is also common for your therapist to ask about rashes or psoriasis.

These conditions are all precautions, meaning massage is still OK;

however, caution should be taken. For instance, massage directly on
a rash is not recommended and should be avoided; a therapist should
never massage a rash or skin that is directly weakened in any way
(i.e. a bruise or rash). Doing so may aggravate the condition, and in
some cases could potentially spread. Correctly answering questions
like this also informs the therapist about what types of oils and/or
lotions can be used during massage. For example, to prevent further
skin irritation, the oils/lotions may need to be unscented.
It is also very important to list any medications you are currently
taking to treat ailments or pain. One of the main reasons we take
medication is to numb or dull pain. If a therapist is unaware of your
pain issues and the medication you are on, the pressure applied
during the massage could be too deep, which in turn could cause
the therapist to inadvertently injure you further. Additionally, if a
person is under the influence of medication, they may not be able
to give accurate feedback on whether the pressure is too much or
even if the area being worked on is tender or not.
Trust me, I understand life is busy and the quicker we can get
through another boring form the better. Just know, if you forget
to mark something on the medical history form, please let your
therapist know as soon as you think of it. It truly is important in
the long run.
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certified Nurturing the Mother Pregnancy massage therapist at
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Sex, drugs
and (no) rock
By Howard J. Lubin, B.S., D.D.S.

rectile dysfunction (ED) is an

ever increasing problem. About 5
percent of men have ED by their
40th birthday, and 25 percent by age 65.
Low testosterone (T) causes far more
problems than a less than spectacular
bedroom performance. Testosterone has
a cornucopia of wonderful effects on the
body, including increased muscle mass,
healthy bones, less pain, better cognitive
ability, weight loss, lower Alzheimers risk,
lower cholesterol, better prostate health,
a healthier heart, less arthritis and of
course much better sex. The moral of the

story is that if your dipstick is limp, it is

a warning sign of more serious problems
with your body.

What really causes ED?

The primary reason is that men lose half of

their testosterone by age 50 and more than
2/3 of it by age 65. Diabetics are 5 times
more likely to have ED. Statin drugs such as
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Toxins in the environment also
cause low T, including:
Cash register receipts contain BPA
(Bisphenol A), which screws with all
of your hormones, including T. If you
use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer
and then handle your receipt, your BPA
dose is 5 times as much. Leave it at the
Plastic water bottles. BPA leaches into
the water. BPA-free containers often
contain BPS, which is just as bad and is
absorbed much more easily through the
skin. Think of glass containers instead.
Cans. When you pop the top for Miller
time, the inside of the can contains
an epoxy that contains BPA. Avoid all
canned goods and look for glass bottles
whenever possible.
Teflon cookware contains a chemical
called perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA),
which also causes cancer as well as
messing up your hormones. Cookware
should be ceramic, stainless steel or cast
Microwave popcorn bags are loaded
with PFOA. Avoid this with a hot air
popper or use a pot with coconut oil.
Plastic wrap contains BPA. Again, try to
use glass containers with a lid instead.
Shampoo and cologne contain phthalates that lower T and cause cancer. Use
phthalate free shampoo purchased at
your local health food store. Try essential oils (lavender, sweet orange) instead
of cologne.

How to treat ED

1. Penis pills such as Viagra and Cialis

increase blood flow down there,

giving you a firmer erection. The side
effects include headaches, backaches,
skin cancer (melanoma), hearing
loss, prostate cancer and blindness.
Sometimes the erection will last
over 4 hours and must be surgically
drained in the E a painful and
possibly disfiguring process.
2. Hormone replacement with patches,
shots or creams. If you decide to use
this route, try bioidentical hormones
(not manmade). The synthetic
manmade hormones have been
linked to heart attacks and strokes.
You will need blood tests to get your T
level in the range of 300-1,200 ng/dl.
3. Food: oysters, broccoli, garlic,
bananas, Brazil nuts and eggs
naturally raise testosterone levels.
4. Supplements: There are at least 13
herbs and vitamins I know of that
will boost sexual function. Two
specific supplements are combined
to form poor mans Viagra (if youre
interested, call for details). A study of
50 men with mild to moderate ED in
2008 found that this combination was
100 percent effective at one month.
The group had double the amount of
intercourse at the end of the month.

They were one very happy group

of guys! Herbs have a self- limiting
feature, which means that they will
raise your T level but not overly boost
it. This means that blood tests are very
rarely needed to treat ED.

What about women?

Vaginal dryness is a major problem after

menopause. The drug Premarin is often
used to treat hot flashes and vaginal desert
conditions. I bet that women would think
twice about using the drug if they knew it
was made from the urine of pregnant horses!
Besides, zinc supplementation usually
relieves the dryness problem. You must be
careful about the dosage and frequency of
popping zinc tablets. Too much zinc leads
to lots of stomach problems and enough gas
to inflate the Goodyear blimp.
Women can also suffer from low T. The
major difference from men is that women
only need about 1/10 as much testosterone. This is then converted to estrogen
and other sex hormones and relieves hot
flashes. It also increases libido in women
and leads to more and more satisfying sex.
A word of caution: The drug Addyi
just recently began its marketing push as
female Viagra. The truth is that it failed
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Fifteen percent of the women dropped the
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disorder and
By Courtney Cowie, MA, LMBT

he jaw is an area few massage therapists really touch upon both

figuratively and literally. Based
on my experience, however, it is an area
where most clients need some work. Along
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neck, the jaw is one of the key areas of the
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While almost anyone can benefit from
work on the muscles surrounding the jaw,
some clients I work with have chronic jaw
tension, or even experience temporomadibular joint (TMJ) disorder. In one sense,
TMJ is most commonly associated with
teeth grinding, especially during sleep.
However, jaw tension can also be associated with headaches and neck stiffness and
Individuals with nagging jaw tension
often find themselves at odds about what
to do about it. Should they take a muscle
relaxer, headache medicine, or put ice on
it? Often times, they feel the tension and
register it at a conscious level, but are
unable to get themselves to stop clenching (in the words of one client). It is a
frustrating problem indeed.
Based on my experience, jaw tension
is an involuntary holding pattern that
occurs in the muscles of the jaw, usually
in response to chronic stress. There are
several acupressure points that I work
systematically above the jaw and at the
TMJ to alert the soft tissue of the jaw to the
fact that it is holding and nudge the stuck
energy at these points along in order to
relax the tension. Often times, clients are

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of the key areas
of the body that,
when rigid, does
not facilitate the
easy passage of
energy, which can
lead to pain or other
problems over time.
surprised at how tender these points are
when they are worked, and at how immediate the relief is as the points are held and
the tissue begins to release.
Courtney Cowie, MA, LMBT, is the
owner of Ki to Health Therapeutic
Bodywork, located at 404 N. Main St.,
Suite 505 in Oshkosh. Her practice is
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What do you
know about
By Peter Katz, MD

ugust was psoriasis awareness month, and although its

September and kids have headed back to school, we will
hopefully have a couple more weekends that people will
flock to the pools and beaches; however, many with psoriasis will
hesitate because of misperceptions about their skin condition. My
hope is that raising awareness can help to change that.
First of all, lets set the record straight. Psoriasis is not caused
by poor hygiene, is not contagious and there is no risk of coming
into contact with someone with psoriasis. While there are many
factors that may play in to the triggering of psoriasis, and there are
exacerbating factors such as stress, primarily psoriasis is genetically predetermined. Psoriasis can have a significant psychosocial impact, and increasing public knowledge can help us better
understand the struggles that some affected individuals face.
Two to four percent of the population is affected by psoriasis,
which can occur at any age, but there are two peak incidences
in the late teens and in the late 50s. Once a person is affected by
psoriasis, although it can wax and wane in severity over time, that
person will likely be affected for life.
Plaque psoriasis is the most common form, presenting as pink
to red thin plaques with a chalky adherent white scale affecting
the elbows, knees, scalp and nails.
Guttate psoriasis presents as drop like patches of psoriasis
sometimes triggered by a strep infection, which should be treated
with antibiotics. Guttate psoriasis is not contagious but is brought
out by that persons genetic predisposition. Sometimes psoriasis
can affect only the hands and/or feet and the associated pustules
can be confused for infection and cause significant social stress.
In addition to the psychological impact that psoriasis may
have, there are other medical considerations. Up to 30 percent of
people with psoriasis are affected by psoriatic arthritis, which can
range from mild to moderate aches in the spine and other joints to
disabling arthritis causing destruction and deformity of the joints.
People with psoriasis are also at increased risk of heart disease,

Once a person is affected

by psoriasis, although it can
wax and wane in severity
over time, that person will
likely be affected for life.
lymphoma and inflammatory bowel disease.
Fortunately there are many effective treatments for psoriasis and
new treatments continue to be developed. Newer therapies can
prevent permanent joint damage in patients with psoriatic arthritis and there is some early evidence that they may also reduce the
inflammation that leads to the increased risk of heart disease.
In many, limited psoriasis may respond to topical steroids,
vitamin D based and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory creams. UV
light therapy is helpful in many, and in the summer 10 minutes
of natural sun exposure multiple times weekly may be beneficial.
When the above is not effective, oral medications such as methotrexate, soriatane and cyclosporine can lead to 75 percent improvement or better; however, all require regular laboratory monitoring,
especially for long-term side effects on the liver and kidneys.
Injected medications such as Enbrel and Humira and IV remicade target TNF, a key player in inflammation and psoriasis.
Patients on these medications have a higher rate of skin clearance as well as treating arthritis and inflammatory bowel disease.
Stelara is a newer medication that targets a more specific and
recently discovered factor in psoriasis, IL-27. Stelara can improve
the skin, improve arthritis and is injected once every 3 months.
These medications require periodic monitoring as well and
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Is there
gluten in my
By John Sowinski

o many products today are advertised as being gluten-free.

Some might consider it a marketing ploy and many have
written it off as the latest diet fad; however, many people feel
better by eliminating gluten from their diet. More importantly, if
you have celiac disease, eliminating gluten from your diet is lifesaving. Currently, eliminating gluten from your diet is the only
treatment available to celiac patients.
Gluten gets into food from 3 main sources, which include
wheat, barley and rye. While oats dont have gluten in them, many
times oats can get cross contaminated from these other sources of
gluten, so you have to be careful with oats too.
Gluten in medications is often overlooked. In the area of medications, potential sources of gluten contamination come primarily from the addition of the filler ingredients known as excipients
in the pharmaceutical industry. Those filler ingredients form the
bulk of the product and are designed to perform several functions.
In addition to providing bulk, they may be utilized as lubricants
for the powder, or as in the case of starches, absorb water, which
causes the tablet to swell and disintegrate. It is these starches
that provide the potential source of gluten contamination. These
fillers can be obtained from any starch source, but are primarily
derived from corn, potato and tapioca; however, they have also
been known to contain starch from wheat. The majority of the
manufacturers do not provide that information on the package or
the package insert.
There are other ways to find out this information though.
First, dont overlook your local pharmacist. When you get your
prescriptions locally, you can ask the pharmacist directly about
gluten in your medications. But if you like to investigate these
things yourself, there are websites that can help.

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This website has links to many other useful websites as well, so this
is a great place to start. It contains links to sites that have glutenfree products both by therapeutic category and alphabetically. It
also has a link to a list of typical fillers that are in medications.

This site has links to sites called Gluten in Medication Guide and
Gluten Free Drugs. It also has a site called The Rubins where it
has manufacturers information so you are able to contact them if
you cant find the information you need.

At this site you can search for your medication and find the
specific companys product that you are taking. For example, if
you are taking Hydrochlorothiazide, it is made by many companies. You can find the exact companys product you are taking and
find out all of its ingredients.
If after all investigation you cant find the medication you need
in a form that is gluten-free, a compounding pharmacy can help.
When compounded the pharmacy can control what fillers are
used in your medication and thus assure that your medication is
gluten free.
John Sowinski, R.Ph. is the owner/pharmacist at Custom Health Pharmacy, 1011
S. 10th St., Manitowoc. Your source for quality compounded medications. For more
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suppress the immune system, putting people at a slightly higher

risk of infection or reactivation of latent infections like tuberculosis or hepatitis.
Medications are always being developed and Otezla is a new
oral option, which is not as rapid in clearing skin but it does not
cause immune suppression or require blood monitoring. Another
medication shown in studies to be effective is Cosentyx, out in just
the last few months.
Psoriasis can be a life-altering skin disease that can arise at any
age. Being sensitive to those that are affected, and understanding
their disease can help ease their struggle. For me as a dermatologist, helping clear the skin and preventing disabling arthritis in
these patients is one of the most rewarding things I do. Hopefully
as awareness continues to be raised and research continues, we
can work together to help all affected people lead a life free of the
burdens of psoriasis.
Dr. Peter Katz, MD is a Wisconsin native from Manitowoc and
practices general dermatology and dermatologic surgery at Forefront Dermatology (formerly known as Dermatology Associates of Wisconsin) in Northeast Appleton. Dr. Katz received his
undergraduate education at UW-Whitewater, graduated from the
Medical College of Wisconsin and received his board certification in dermatology
after completing his residency at the University of Iowa, then returned with his
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Tuning into
By Sharon Paprocki, MAC, LPC, NBCC

f we take a moment to consider the part music plays in our

lives, we will connect to the fact that our relationship with
music started as we were being soothed by lullabies as babies.
Whether it be from Mr. Rogers, Captain Kangaroo, Barney or
Sesame Street, as children we learned our ABCs, how to count,
tie our shoes and clean up all to music. There is music to celebrate
birthdays, holidays and most milestones in our lives like graduations, weddings, etc. Military marches build confidence, courage
and pride. Sporting events provide music to energize the fans and
create enthusiasm for the team. Most stores and shopping malls
play music to make the buying experience pleasant and to entice
customers to stay in the store. Medical, mental and dental health
professionals use music in their offices to help relax and calm
nervous patients.
The benefits of music on mind/body health have been known
for thousands of years and todays modern research supports the
ancient wisdom. Music will have you tapping your toes, clapping
your hands and cranking up the tunes.

Check out this list of benefits:

Music helps manage or minimize the effects of chronic pain,

migraine pain and surgery related pain. It reduces blood

pressure and increases the production of immune-boosting
Music enhances higher brain functioning making reading,
math and memory work easier. Music improves concentration
and attention.
Music improves athletic performance as it helps lower feelings
of fatigue.
It improves motivation, workout endurance and post workout
Music reduces muscle tension improving body movements
and coordination.
Music increases productivity.
Music calms, relaxes and reduces the production of cortisol (a
stress response hormone), which can help a person fall asleep

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and experience a higher quality of sleep.

Music positively influences a persons mood, reduces depres-

sion and comforts anxiety.

How does music have such an impact

on our health?

The research on music has shown that music affects our hormone
production levels. Serotonin, cortisol, oxytocin and norepinephrine are a few hormones that are impacted by music. Higher
serotonin levels help control memory power, learning, mood
and sleep. Music lowers the release of cortisol, which in turn
reduces stress levels for a person. Oxytocin is nicknamed the love
hormone. Research is being done on its role in social recognition,
bonding and anxiety. Oxytocin promotes feelings of contentment,
can reduce anxiety and creates a sense of calm and security. Music
allows for the release of norepinephrine, a hormone that connects
us with feelings of joy and exhilaration.
In addition, brain science has taught us that although an individuals brain functions are ongoing, many people tend to use
one side of their brain at a time as they engage in various tasks.
Left brained people are more logical and analytical. They tend to
look at the pieces that make up the whole. Right brained people
are intuitive, creative and look at information and the world as a
whole. Music affords us a unique opportunity in that it is an activity that involves the use of the whole brain and clearly using our
whole brain maximizes our potential.
Considering all the health benefits to music, you may be asking
yourself, what kind of music is best for me to be listening to? Interestingly, in searching for the answer to this question mixed results
were found. Some reports stated that happy music will elevate mood
and sad music lowers mood, yet another article noted that there
are perceived feelings and actual feelings when listening to music,
which means some people listening to sad music do not feel sad as
they can separate the perceived feeling referred to in the music from
their actual feelings. Therefore no internal sadness occurs. A study
of 144 adults and teens listening to grunge music all experienced

increases in hostility, sadness, tension and fatigue across the whole

group even for those who claimed to like the music.
What research does agree upon is the fact that what we listen
to has an impact on us. It is common knowledge that our experiences result in each of us developing our own personal preferences, styles and tastes. This is also the case with music. Whether
we like classical, country, rock, blues, pop, opera, heavy metal or
jazz your taking notice of your mood while listening to various
types and intensities of music is the best indicator of what we want
to be listening to. Nathan Feiles, a professional therapist, explains
that music can be an effective coping strategy. Listening to music
that promotes emotions we want to feel in any given moment is
the most helpful. If we are feeling lazy and unmotivated, maybe
something up tempo or energetic from our favorite music genre
may shift our mood. To get a better nights sleep setting the music
to something that has relaxed us in the past is our best bet.
As you begin the worthwhile self-exploration of what music is
best for you, here is a type of music you may not have heard of
and is worth exploring: bilateral music. Bilateral music is recorded
in a way that shifts the sound back and forth from one ear to the
other. Recall earlier in the article where music was described as a
whole brain activity. The back and forth movement of the sound
enhances our whole brain involvement whether it be the mental,
emotional or physical processing needed to enhance healing,
performance or relaxation.
The website,,
will give you more information and also allows you to listen to
samples. In addition, a resource I use for ordering bilateral music
for my clients is Dr. David Grands website. He is the founder of
brainspotting, and has recorded a series of CDs that are very high
quality and include a wide range of types of music in a bilateral
Sharon Paprocki, MAC, LPC, NBCC, is the director of CCM
Counseling & Wellness. Her passion is to provide people an option
for their healing that includes talk therapy along with additional
interventions that focus on mind, spirit and body wholeness and
vitality. She truly believes that this holistic combination allows
her clients to explore and engage all their strengths while healing, changing and
growing. She has additional training in body-centered approaches to healing,
mindfulness processing, brainspotting and spiritual exploration therapies that
clients can opt to investigate during their sessions. As director of CCM she has
brought on staff Reiki, reflexology and massage practitioners who can give
clients the opportunity to support themselves and embrace their emerging life
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References: Ive Got the Music in Me is the title of a 1975 song by Kiki Dee
both the science and feel good research shows its time to make this our
theme song.
20 Surprising, Science-Backed Health Benefits of Music.
happiness/unexpected-health-benefits-music. S. Christ.
How Music Impacts, Helps Our Emotions.
archives/2012/06/26/how-music-impacts-helps-our-emotions/. N. Feiles.
Music and Mood.
The Mental Health Benefits of Music.
emotional-health/content/mental-health-benefits-music. D. Oakley.

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The first
steps toward
your next

hen purchasing a new car, many buyers decide to

finance rather than buying the car outright. Financing allows drivers the opportunity to drive a new car
after making an initial down payment and then making monthly
payments until the loan has been paid in full.
Without the option to finance, many drivers may not be able to
afford a brand new car or even a preowned car with relatively few
miles thats more reliable than an older used car with a considerable amount of miles. But before prospective buyers visit the
financing departments of any dealerships, its best to first take
some steps to ensure they get the best financing deal possible.
ADDRESS YOUR CREDIT SCORE. Your credit score will go a

long way toward determining both your eligibility to finance a car

as well as the interest rate on the loan should you be approved. Get
a copy of your credit report from a credit reporting agency and
scour it to determine if there are any discrepancies or blemishes
that need to be addressed. If your credit score is low, try to delay
buying a new car until you can take steps to improve your score.
Such steps may include paying down existing debt, establishing a
history of paying on time and making certain that any inaccuracies are removed.

your dream to tool around town in an imported sports car, but

if you need to finance your next car, chances are the high-end
imports or luxury automobiles are more than you can afford.
The greater the down payment you make, the less your monthly
payment will be. So if you have a substantial amount of money in

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your savings, you may want to put more down at signing so your
budget is more flexible month-to-month. Calculate the cost of all
of your monthly expenses to determine how much you can afford
to pay for a car each month. And dont forget that insurance costs
on a brand new vehicle will be more than the costs of insuring a
preowned car or truck.
SEEK PREAPPROVAL FOR A LOAN. Much like you might get

preapproved for a mortgage, you can do the same with regard to

an automotive loan. Walking into a dealership preapproved for
a loan can make the process less of a hassle, and it also might
compel a dealer to make a more attractive offer than the lender
who preapproved you.
DONT PRESSURE YOURSELF. Many buyers are their own

worst enemies when it comes to buying a new car. If you were

preapproved for an auto loan, you might feel like you need to go out
and buy a new car immediately. While a preapproval may mandate
that you buy a car within a certain amount of days before you have
to reapply, that still gives you a considerable amount of time to find
a car. If you pressure yourself to buy a new car, you may end up
driving the wrong vehicle or paying too much. Be patient when
shopping for the best deal, and youre more likely to find it.
Financing is a great way to get behind the wheel of your next
vehicle. Some careful planning before visiting the dealership can
make a financing deal even better.
Source: MetroCreative Connection.

Folic acid,
B12 and
in senior
By Grandma Rose

here seems to be an epidemic of dementia among seniors.

Some of the dementia may be preventable. What I am
about to tell you should be common knowledge, but it is
not. One of the causes of dementia is shortage of vitamin B12.
Low energy levels can also result from B12 shortage.
Vitamin B12 can only be obtained from meat and meat products like milk and eggs. As we age, our bodies make less stomach
acid. B12 needs strong stomach acid to extract the vitamin from
the meat. It is wise for seniors to take vitamin B12 as insurance
against a shortage. It is difficult to overdose on B12. The kind
that is absorbed under the tongue is best as some seniors cannot
absorb it from the stomach properly.
Anemia resulting in lack of energy should be the first signal
that we are not absorbing enough B12 from the meat we eat.
However, something more sinister is going on. In about 1996
the FDA mandated that folic acid, an artificial form of folate, an
important nutrient in foliage, be added to all foods made from
white flour to prevent spina bifida in newborns. It works! Spina
bifida in newborns has declined. However, folic acid stays in the
body and builds up higher than natural folate does.
Folic acid prevents the first warning signs of B12 shortage,
which is anemia. That seems like a good thing but it is not. Anemia
is reversible with a B12 supplement. The more advanced sign of
B12 shortage is dementia. Dementia is not reversible. By the time
dementia is noticed, it is too late.
Here is what you can do. If you must eat food made from flour,

make sure it is 100 percent whole grain only, as it doesnt have

folic acid added. Take a B12 supplement that you place under your
tongue. Do not eat processed foods or prepared cereal as it almost
surely has folic acid added.
Grandma Rose makes 100 percent whole wheat bread, cookies and
muffins that contain no folic acid and are high in fiber including
Hi-maize 260 to prevent blood sugar issues and weight gain.
Grandma Rose is the owner of Natural Expressions 100% Whole
Bakery, LLC. She has free classes the first and third Saturday of each
month. You will learn how to keep yourself healthy, your weight and blood sugar
under control. Natural Expressions is open 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Open other times by appointment. For more information, call 920-954-9727,
email or visit

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plastic bags,
wrap and
By Jennifer Semrau

any of us have gotten into the awesome habit of taking

our reusable shopping bags to the grocery store. Several
grocery stores even have signs in the parking lot,

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reminding us to grab our bags from our trunks, and offering a

nickel discount for each bag used. But we dont always remember
to grab those same reusable bags at the drug store or the department store. Or perhaps we anticipate only needing a few items,
and a shopping cart later, leave with some plastic bags. And even
if we religiously use our reusable shopping bags, no doubt other
plastic bags and wrap are acquired in the home, like bread bags or
the wrap around a case of water. Today learn just what to do with
plastic bags, wrap and film and why it is important to properly
handle this material.
Most people recognize that retail plastic grocery bags are recyclable; however, it is very important that they be recycled at the correct
location. Plastic bags should never be recycled in your curbside cart
or bin because area recycling processing facilities are not designed to
capture this material. The plastic bags themselves represent a contaminant and even worse, cause significant maintenance problems at the
facility. Plastic bags and film easily rip and small pieces may end up
with the paper or other materials where they dont belong. In addition, plastic bags can get entangled in the equipment used to separate
the paper from the cans and bottles called disc screens. Individual
discs are located on shafts in series. The discs provide agitation to
the recycling so that the three-dimensional cans and bottles fall
through holes between the discs to a conveyor below while the flat,
two-dimensional paper travels up the screen. Plastic bags and film
wrap around the discs and shafts, preventing them from working
effectively and causing downtime to remove the plastic.
The trash can is also not the best place to rid yourself of plastic
bags. The lightweight design makes plastic bags extremely difficult to contain in a windy, active landfill environment. Site litter
and keeping local neighborhoods clean are top concerns for area
landfills. Plastic bags often make up the bulk of site litter and
clean-up efforts.

Instead, plastic bags should be brought to retail store locations

that accept them for recycling. Most grocery, mass retail and
department stores have kiosks near the front of the store for the
collection of plastic bags. But did you know that not only can you
recycle regular retail bags, but a whole host of other bags and film
at these drop-off locations? Acceptable items include: bread/bun
bags, newspaper bags, produce bags, ice bags, drycleaner bags, zip
lock bags, boxed cereal liner bags, bubble wrap, air pillows, and
wrap from around cases of water, iced tea, snacks, etc., wrap from
around paper towel, toilet paper, napkins or diapers and wrap
from around electronics and furniture.
All plastic bags and film should be clean and dry. Remove any
receipts or food debris (shake out bread crumbs and cereal from
box liners, etc.). An ice bag or produce bag with residual liquid
should dry inside out before recycling. Once ready, drop off at
a participating retail collection location. Your bags and film will
have a second life as new packaging or perhaps even composite
lumber, pallets, crates or piping.
For more information on plastic bag, wrap and film recycling,
go to
Jennifer Semrau is the recycling coordinator for Winnebago
County Solid Waste in Oshkosh, overseeing the countys recycling, hazardous material, container rental and sales/marketing programs. She is also the former president of the Associated Recyclers of Wisconsin and recipient of the 2013
Christy Dixon Recycler of the Year award. For more information, visit, call 920-232-1850 or like them on
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Green tea
Camellia sinensis

ll types of tea (green, black and oolong) are produced

from the Camellia sinensis plant using different methods.
Fresh leaves from the plant are steamed to produce green
tea. Green tea and green tea extracts, such as its component
EGCG, have traditionally been used to prevent and treat a variety
of cancers, including breast, stomach and skin cancers, and for
mental alertness, weight loss, lowering cholesterol levels, and
protecting skin from sun damage.
Green tea is usually brewed and drunk as a beverage. Green tea
extracts can be taken in capsules and are sometimes used in skin

What the science says

Laboratory studies suggest that green tea may help protect against
or slow the growth of certain cancers, but studies in people have
shown mixed results.
Some evidence suggests that the use of green tea preparations
improves mental alertness, most likely because of its caffeine
content. There is not enough reliable data to determine whether
green tea can aid in weight loss, lower blood cholesterol levels or
protect the skin from sun damage.
NCCIH supports studies to learn more about the components
in green tea and their effects on conditions such as cancer, diabetes and heart disease.

Side effects and cautions

Green tea is safe for most adults when used in moderate amounts.
There have been some case reports of liver problems in people
taking concentrated green tea extracts. The problems do not seem

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Some evidence suggests

that the use of green tea
preparations improves
mental alertness, most
likely because of its
caffeine content.
to be connected with green tea infusions or beverages. Although
these cases are very rare and the evidence is not definitive, experts
suggest that concentrated green tea extracts be taken with food, and
that people discontinue use and consult a health care practitioner
if they have a liver disorder or develop symptoms of liver trouble,
such as abdominal pain, dark urine or jaundice.
Green tea and green tea extracts contain caffeine. Caffeine can
cause insomnia, anxiety, irritability, upset stomach, nausea, diarrhea or frequent urination in some people.
Green tea contains small amounts of vitamin K, which can
make anticoagulant drugs, such as warfarin, less effective.
Tell all your health care providers about any complementary
health approaches you use. Give them a full picture of what you
do to manage your health. This will help ensure coordinated and
safe care.
Source: Green Tea. National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health.

Top homeopathic
remedies to have
your home
By Rebecca Beringer

mpower yourself to help heal minor ailments using natural

methods! Homeopathic remedies can be used in the home
for minor and temporary ailments. Remedies are readily
available and easy to learn. Local pharmacies and natural foods
stores carry them, as well as countless online retailers. Single and
combination homeopathic products are available. When shopping
for homeopathic remedies, it is important to keep in mind that
homeopathic remedies are different than herbal remedies or home
remedies. Homeopathic remedies will be labeled homeopathic.
Information on remedies is easily found in books or reputable websites including the National Center for Homeopathy
(, ABC Homeopathy (
or Hpathy ( You can even buy apps for your
phone or tablet.
Homeopathic remedies are chosen based on the symptom
picture uncovered through 200 years of clinical trials and use.
When applying a homeopathic remedy it is best to choose one
that has symptoms closest to the symptoms being experienced by
the person. Here is a short description of some of these common


A bee sting is a well-known experience. Since this remedy is made

from the honey bee it will be helpful in similar conditions that
contain stinging, swollen, red, hot, puffy and itchy ailments that
center on the skin, eyes or throat.


The homeopathic version of this common herb is a must have in

any household with children. Chamomilla helps calm the systems
response to discomfort that comes from teething, fevers, upset
stomach or earaches. Chamomilla is indicated when discomfort
causes irritability, crying and sleeplessness.


Made from the yellow jasmine flower, Gelsemium assists the body
in recovery from long-time illness or ailments resulting from
nervousness or fright. Symptoms present may include diarrhea,
heaviness of the eyelids, limbs and back of the head.
continued on page 47


Arnica in the herbal form is contained in sports gels and ointments. Arnica can also be utilized in the homeopathic form.
Arnica is a first response remedy for any injury. Keep this remedy
on hand for bumps and bruises, head injuries and overexertion
of muscles from exercise or exertion. Symptoms will be achiness,
soreness, bruises and tenderness.

Allium cepa

This remedy, made from the infamous red onion, is for temporary
relief of watery congestion that is excoriating to the nasal passage
causing sneezing and a raw feeling in the throat. These symptoms
are common during allergy and cold season.

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By Kim Neher, MS Clinical Nutritionist


2 tablespoon olive oil

3-5 cloves garlic (finely chopped)
large red tomato
3 small/medium heirloom tomatoes (or 2 pints of cherry/grape
1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
15-20 fresh basil leaves
1 teaspoon salt (you may not need a whole teaspoon, the cheese
will give it a salty flavor too)
teaspoon pepper
Fresh grated parmesan cheese
Ezekiel low sodium gluten-free bread (this crisps up awesome
no need for regular French bread!)


Take a few slices of the bread and cut them in half from top to
bottom and set aside for now.
Finely chop the garlic. Add the olive oil to a pan and cook the
garlic so it becomes fragrant and lightly golden in color. Set aside

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and let cool just a bit.

Chop the tomatoes into small bite sized pieces. Add garlic and
tomatoes to a medium sized bowl. Add the balsamic vinegar, salt
and pepper. Finely mince the basil leaves and add to the mixture.
Let this mixture sit for an hour or two to allow all of the flavors to
come together.
Now add the olive oil to a pan and rub the pieces of bread
around so they all get lightly coated in the oil. Keep the heat at
medium to medium/high so they do not burn. They should take
around 5-10 minutes or so to get nice and crispy. Toast each side.
Spoon the mixture on a piece of bread and sprinkle on some of
the cheese. It is delicious!
Kimberly Neher, MS, is the clinical nutritionist and owner of Nutritional Healing, LLC. Her passion lies in supporting peoples health
through evidence-based medicine (risks versus benefits of medications)
and healing therapies through nutrition. Kimberly has her masters of
science in human nutrition degree, and 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, migraines, thyroid conditions and gut dysfunction. To learn
more, call 920-358-5764 or email

TOP HOMEOPATHIC REMEDIES continued from page 45


This homeopathic remedy from the wind flower is indicated in

fluent congestion that is watery, yellow or green, especially if the
congestion leads to complaints of the eyes, ears or chest. Pulsatilla is a commonly indicated remedy for weepy children who also
have eye redness and irritation, earaches or colds.

Rhus Tox

When your camper stumbles upon a plant that causes redness and
vesicles that erupt and itch, this remedy made from the poison ivy
plant is one to consider. It is also useful in older adults for stiffness
and achiness present in the limbs on first movement.


Phosphorus is a wonderful remedy to support the respiratory and

digestive systems of the body when they are out of balance. Phosphorus is well indicated in a cough that is dry and hacking and
accompanied by thirst. It is also indicated in vomiting and diarrhea that is profuse or when liquids are continuously vomited.


Calendula is a wonderful healing agent in both the herbal and

homeopathic form. It can be purchased as homeopathic remedy
pellets or in the form of ointment or gel. Use calendula to soothe irritated, dry, sun-exposed skin or to aid the healing of cuts and scrapes.

Phosphorus is a wonderful
remedy to support the
respiratory and digestive
systems of the body when
they are out of balance.
From this basic list, your knowledge of homeopathy and homeopathic remedies can grow to cover endless uses. Homeopathy and
homeopathic remedies are not a substitution for medical attention or advice. But in minor situations homeopathy can be used
to aid the body in its efforts to provide a healing response. By
collecting and learning just a few remedies can go a long way
toward a goal of natural health and healing!
Rebecca Beringer is a classical homeopath and a CEASE certified
homeopath with over five years of experience working with men,
women and children of all ages. Her practice serves clients all over
northeast Wisconsin and the broader U.S. Her practice is based
in Appleton, inside Lawe Street Wellness. She is a graduate of the
highly respected Northwestern Academy of Homeopathy in Minneapolis, Minnesota. She can be reached at or 920-7405048. For more information, visit Workshop
information can be located under the Community Calendar of this magazine.

September 2015 | Natures Pathways



urious about the aerial sports? The

circus arts and pole have gained
popularity in recent years as an alternative fitness option, and theres a state of the
art facility with nationally accredited instructors in Appleton! Aerial Dance Pole Exercise
LLC offers an exciting way to build your
strength and confidence in a variety of ways.

What can you learn at Aerial

Dance Pole Exercise?

Aerial Dance teaches multiple forms

of the aerial arts. Classes are offered 7
days a week. All classes are single gender
(normally all women) unless specified. The
majority of classes are for ages 18 and up
so the women can bond and support each
other as they work out.
Pole: The Aerial Dance robust pole
exercise program has 4 levels: Beginner,
Intermediate, Advanced and Extreme.
All pole classes run in 8-week sessions
to aid in building cumulative strength
and coordination. Most women take
Beginner Pole for 8-16 weeks, Intermediate for 16-32 weeks, and Advanced
Pole for over a year. This sequential
program was designed by Dr. Brusky
using her PhD knowledge of injury
prevention, and increases strength
and flexibility while promoting proper
muscle engagement and stabilization.
Aerial: Multiple apparatuses are available to play/train on at Aerial Dance,
including aerial silks (two strands of
fabric hanging from one attachment
point, think Cirque Du Soleil!), aerial
hoop (a steel circle hanging at varying
heights off the ground) and aerial
hammocks (one strand of fabric secured
at one or two points to form a sling at
the bottom). There are different class

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structures for a single apparatus depending on the workout goal. For example,
for the Aerial Hammock apparatus, there
are four different types of classes offered:
Fabric Fit is a strength and conditioning class that uses the hammock with
components of TRX and Aerial Yoga;
Fabric Flexy increases active flexibility
using the hammock with components
of Aerial Yoga and proprioceptive
neuromuscular facilitation; Fly Foundations is a circus style class that teaches
basic hammock tricks; Fly Flow is an
advanced circus tricks class where individual tricks are sequenced to form long
in-air combinations. All aerial classes can
be taken as drop-in and many dont have
Flexibility and conditioning: In addition to apparatus based classes, Aerial
Dance also has multiple classes that
build strength and/or flexibility using
minimal equipment and focusing on
proper form. The Vertical Barre class, for
example, focuses on toning the legs, butt
and abs while using the pole (a vertical
bar!) like a ballerina would a ballet barre.

What are Aerial Dance Pole

Exercise facilities like?

Aerial Dance also offers private lessons,

group lessons and parties for special

Where can you learn more?

What are instructors


Aerial Dance instructors hold multiple

nationally accredited fitness certifications and
participate in ongoing weekly training. The
company website,
lists instructor biographies and training qualifications. All instructors were students of the
program for at least a year before beginning
the extensive instructor training program.

There are three studios within the Aerial

Dance Appleton location. The Pole Studio
is the first youll see upon entering the facility; it has 9 permanent 10 foot poles made of
stainless steel that spin. The Fitness Studio
has a single pole, gymnastics stall bars and
lots of fitness equipment for intimate classes
that focus on technique. The Aerial Studio
has 9 chrome semi-permanent poles, 10
aerial hammocks, and numerous attachment points for hoop and silks. Both the
Pole Studio and Aerial Studio have a wall of
floor to ceiling mirrors. There is a bathroom
on site with full shower with towel service
and two changing rooms.

What is the atmosphere like?

In a culture that sets unrealistic physical expectations, Aerial Dance focuses on

strength and ability instead of numbers.
The classes are challenging, but the environment is exceedingly positive. The
students support and share in each others
accomplishments, and making friends is a
common occurrence!
For more information about Aerial Dance
Pole Exercise, call 920-750-1441 or check out Upcoming pole
classes begin September 13 or November 8.
Drop-in aerial, flexibility and conditioning
classes are available daily.

Aerial Dance Pole Exercise

1871 N. Silverspring Drive, Appleton


Meet Shawna Peterson

hawna Peterson added to her already

existing business Refined Beauti, Inc. in January of 2015. She
was a Salon Consultant for 12 years before her passion led her
to start her own beauty supply distributor 5 years ago. She is more of
a boutique distributor based in Green Bay that partners with professional salons to enhance the experience of their customers. She has
also coordinated numerous charity events that help salons give back
to their local community, and that alone, is extremely rewarding.
In October of 2013, she was vacationing in Greece with her
family, and having fair skin in the Greek Islands, she was in
desperate need of sunscreen. Her grandmother was from Greece;
however, she did not inherit her beautiful Mediterranean skin.
She came across Olivaloe Skin, Body, & Hair products in a little
boutique in Crete, Greece. After trying the sunscreen and a few
other products, she was amazed at the results. The thing she liked
most about the products were their ingredients organic olive
oil and organic aloe vera were the base of every product. They
also do not use silicone, paraben, Vaseline, propylene glycol or
mineral oil in their products. All of the Olivaloe products meet
the European guidelines, which tend to be very strict.
Olive oil, otherwise known as liquid gold, has incredible nourishing benefits without clogging your pores. Then there is aloe vera gel,
known as the plant of immortality, which has countless benefits for
your skin. When you marry these two ingredients, which have been
around for hundreds of years, you see incredible benefits:
Moisturizes without clogging your pores (dry skin loves olive oil)

Is incredibly healing, including scars

Balances sebum production in the skin (excellent for acne)
Is rich in antioxidants, which helps fight free radicals
Reduces inflammation (excellent for under eyes)
Soothes skin as it protects against bacteria
After Shawna got back from Greece, she couldnt stop thinking
about how great it would be to have Olivaloe available for people
in the United States. After working out the logistics, Shawna saw
that it was a perfect fit for her company, a high quality product that
provides excellent results, at an affordable price for consumers. She
received the first shipment in November of 2014, and with great
excitement, she outgrew her warehouse and moved into a larger
space to accommodate the growth of her business. In January
2015, Shawna launched Now people from
all over the United States can experience these phenomenal products. After all, its the treatment your skin deserves.

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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 students 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.

Massart Chiropractic
1315 W. Mason St., Green Bay
As Green Bay chiropractors, the Massart Chiropractic team takes pride
in offering the most complete chiropractic resource in our area. In fact, our willingness to volunteer information and explain every chiropractic
procedure in advance, is often mentioned by our

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Green Bay Area Newcomers and
Neighbors, Inc.
P.O. Box 8261, Green Bay
Newcomers help new,
existing or prospective
residents feel welcomed
in the Green Bay area community! The Green Bay
Area Newcomers and Neighbors, Inc. social club
originated in 1935, and provides the opportunity
to have fun and form friendships while participating in numerous activities and events monthly.
They also promote and provide a means for introducing or reacquainting existing residents to the
area by providing materials and services.

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


J . TW

O H I G , D . D . S.


Courtney offers therapeutic

massage and bodywork that
integrates traditional Chinese medical massage techniques (tui na), acupressure and deep tissue therapy. Courtney is also trained in the traditional
Chinese medicine modalities of gua sha, cupping
and moxibustion. She treats the following conditions: neck, back and hip pain; sciatica; leg cramps;
jaw tension; carpal tunnel syndrome; elbow and
knee pain; headaches; fibromyalgia; arthritis; depression; anxiety; insomnia; sinusitis; diarrhea and
constipation; PMS and menstrual cramping;
breached fetus.


Ki to Health Therapeutic Bodywork, LLC

Courtney Cowie, MA, LMBT
200 W. Wisconsin Ave., Neenah

delighted patients. Why? Those who know what

chiropractic is and what chiropractic isnt, seem
to get the best results in the shortest amount of
time. Were looking to help Green Bay-area residents who value their health and want a chiropractor who offers peace of mind. Ready to get
started? Call our Green Bay office today to schedule an appointment.



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advertising your business in the
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Community Partners Directory.
Contact: 920-209-6900

Support our local

businesses in the
healthy living industry!

The NEW Dermatology Group
Dr. Kevan Lewis, MD, FAAD
Offices in Green Bay and Appleton
The NEW Dermatology
Group specializes in providing dermatology care
tailored to each individual.
We utilize technology to advance the practice of
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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.

Massage Envy Spa
3201 E. Calumet St., Appleton 920-731-5300
1241 Lombardi Access Road, Green Bay
Massage therapist positions
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Spa in Green Bay and Appleton. Massage Envy:
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Maybe thats why Massage Envy has its own
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Various therapeutic massage services
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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, and submit a resume and cover letter to a location near you.

Heavenly Foot Care, LLC
Suzie Bellavance
W2820 Brookhaven Drive, Appleton
Suzie is a foot care
hygienist specializing
in the prevention of
corn and callus removal, fungus treatment, nail thinning and trimming, paraffin baths and more! Services are offered in the privacy of her home office.
Suzie is passionate about working with the elderly
and others who want to make foot care part of a
healthier lifestyle. Gift certificates are available.

Vander Wielen Health & Wellness
Diagnostic Center
1486 Kenwood Dr., Menasha
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.

Cedar Harbor
611 N. Morrison St., Appleton
Heaven on Earth! Appletons
newest retail treasure. Off the
beaten path, tucked into a residential neighborhood near
downtown. Featuring handmade gifts by local artists
as well as reclaimed and repurposed home dcor.
Stop in and discover treasures to keep or gift. Visit us
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday 10 a.m.-5
p.m., and Thursday 10 a.m.-7 p.m.


Lake Park Swim & Fitness, LLC
730 Lake Park Road, Menasha
See our ad on page 13.
Lake Park Swim & Fitness is the Fox Valleys
newest and most refreshing health club. Locally owned and operated,
we have combined the latest in equipment, classes, club amenities and more to give our members
an unparalleled experience. Customer service and
building a sense of community is our main focus
be a part of the LPSF family and experience the

YMCA of the Fox Cities

For a location near you see our ad on pg. 19 or
Being healthy means more than simply being physically active. Its about
maintaining a balanced spirit, mind
and body. The Y is a place where you
can work toward that balance by challenging yourself to learn a new skill or hobby, fostering connections with friends through our lifelong learning
programs, or bringing your loved ones closer together through our many family-centered activities. At the Y, its not about the activity you choose
as much as it is about the benefits of living healthier on the inside as well as the outside.


B Alive Nutrition Center
2321 S. Oneida St., Green Bay
Whats better than
whole foods? Find out
at B Alive Nutrition Center where we have an incredible selection of vitamins, herbs, bodybuilding products and beauty
care. Our natural and organic products such as
wild Alaskan salmon, grass-fed beef, organic freerange eggs, organic dried fruits and nuts and
much more are all available at wildly low prices. B
Alive is open to help you 7 days a week MondayFriday 9 a.m.-8 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and
Sunday 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Come and see why B Alive
means Better Health at Better Prices!
Family Nutrition Center
850-A Lombardi Avenue, Green Bay
Family Nutrition Center is
one of the premier health
food stores in northeast Wisconsin. Since 1976, Family
Nutrition Center has been helping customers understand how nutrition can help them become
healthier using natural nutrition. Family Nutrition
Center is also known for its selection of the best
nutritional products from Americas best companies, all at the lowest possible prices. Visit Family
Nutrition Center, you wont be disappointed.

Peace & Wellness Center
681 Baeten Road, Green Bay, Wisconsin
Trish Poole has provided hypnosis and
energy healing through both private
sessions and classes since 1997 in the
greater Green Bay Area. She recognizes that everyone makes positive
changes and heals differently, and the most effective treatment in most cases is a unique custom

blend service that addresses precisely what a client

really needs. Trish provides a powerful kind of
mind-body-spirit medicine via a combination of
hypnosis, Reiki, Reconnective Healing, QHHT and
EFT. Clients can see her for private confidential appointments in person, by Skype or by phone. Trish
also offers classes at her office and other locations.
Holistic Counseling Service
Dr. Howard J Lubin, B.S. D.D.S.
1505 Woodmont Way, Green Bay
An online-based, drug-free treatment
program for chronic health problems,
we treat chronic pain, diabetes, erectile dysfunction, arthritis, GERD, high
blood pressure, weight loss, allergies,
stress/anxiety, metabolic syndrome (pre-diabetes),
anti-aging and cancer support. All treatment is
from the privacy and convenience of your home
and is very affordable.

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.

Healing Way Homeopathy
Rebecca Beringer, owner, classical homeopath
and CEASE certified
Located inside Lawe
Street Wellness, 1620
South Lawe Street, Appleton. Healing Way Homeopathy provides professional homeopathic consultation for men, women
and children of all ages, and works on strengthening ones vitality toward a greater state of health
and well-being through the application of homeopathic remedies. Healing Way Homeopathy is
gentle, holistic healing for the whole family! FREE
15-minute consultations for information.

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Wise Woman Wellness, LLC
Randi Mann, NP Owner, Board Certified
Womans Health Nurse Practitioner and NAMS
Certified Menopause Practitioner
1480 Swan Road, De Pere
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!
Natural Options - Healthy Lives

Green Bay Integrative Health
Steven V. Bittorf, M.D., Ph.D.
2700 Vernon Drive, Suite 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; health care navigation; and
much more.

Backyard Organics
Todd and Tara Rockweit
are owners of Backyard
Organics, LLC, Wisconsins first organic land
care business accredited by NOFA, one of two organizations in the country that accredit Organic
Land Care Professionals (AOLCPs). Backyard Organics also supplies organic weed herbicides and a
variety of natural and organic pest repellents either
in bulk and/or ready to spray bottles. To read more
about our products and services or if you would
like to submit a question, please visit our website,
email or call us.




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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 students 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.

Essential Bodywork & Massage
Janet Creapo WCMT 4433-046
2508 N. Richmond St., Suite B, Appleton
Massage therapy has many benefits, including
stress relief circulation and pain management. Essential Bodywork & Massage offers Swedish, deep
tissue and therapeutic massages. Ear candling
is also available. Janet has 20+ years experience
working with chiropractors in Wisconsin and California that has given her extensive experience with
back and neck pain management. Essential Bodywork & Massage offers affordable package deals
for regular maintenance. Why wait for pain when
you can control it? Offering new clients a 1-hour
massage for $35.00. Please mention this ad.

Rejuvenessence mediSpa
Kenneth Pechman, M.D., Ph.D.
Board Certified Dermatologist
2201 East Enterprise Ave., Suite 104, Appleton
The mission of Rejuvenessence mediSpa is to restore,
revitalize and rejuvenate the
skins appearance, health
and function. We strive to improve our clients skin
through our professional services and high-quality
products and thus, enhance our patients self-esteem and self-image. We are proud to offer free
consultations on all of our services!

Nutritional Healing, LLC
Kimberly Neher, MS, Clinical Nutritionist
400 N. Richmond St., Appleton
Kimberly Neher, MS, is the clinical nutritionist and owner of Nutritional Healing,
LLC. Her passion lies in supporting peoples health through evidence-based
medicine (risks versus benefits of medica-

tions) and healing therapies through nutrition. Kimberly has her masters of science in human nutrition
degree, and 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, migraines, thyroid conditions
and gut dysfunction.

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.

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 dont need your prescription sent to you from
Madison. We also offer: hormone saliva testing,
hormone consultations, adrenal fatigue consultations and testing, Take Charge weight loss program and a full line of Now vitamins. We accept
Caremark and Express Scripts.

Great Harvest Bread Co.
116 W. Wisconsin Ave., Neenah 920-727-0135
1033 W. Northland Ave., Appleton 920-731-2112
802 George St., De Pere 920-336-9111
At Great Harvest, we mill our
wheat on site to produce fresh,
nutrition 100% whole wheat flour
for us to bake with. We make
whole grain, savory, and sweet breads, along with
an assortment of sweets including cookies, scones
and muffins. With our fresh baked breads, we
make gourmet sandwiches and have a great assortment of gifting options.


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.

Unity of Appleton - A Community for
Spiritual Growth
1800 S. Lawe Street, Suite 400 in Appleton
Rev. April Kain-Breese, Minister
Sunday services and youth ministry at 10 a.m.
Find us also on Facebook
Unity focuses on positive
thinking, prayer and meditation. Grounded in the teachings of Jesus, but with respect for all faith traditions. Stimulating Sunday
messages, music and fellowship; adult classes and
groups; and youth ministry that emphasizes the innate goodness in each child. If you like Deepak Chopra, Wayne Dyer and Ekhardt Tolle, youll like Unity!
Sunday services and youth ministry at 10 a.m.

Radiance Spa Healthy Skin & Wellness
W5699 County Road KK, Suite L, Appleton
Are you wanting that peaceful, easy escape?
Welcome to the Fox Valleys hidden gem!
Welcome to Radiance.
Were bringing the
ahh back into spa.
Are you wanting healthy
options for your skin, personal attention just FOR
YOU, or your own personal escape from the hectic
lifestyle we all live? Look no further. Radiance Spa is
your escape for luxurious facials, spa pedicures like
no other, massage services, and body treatments for
everything your skin and body needs. We have an
amazing infrared sauna for detoxing, release of joint
and muscle pain, arthritis and inflammation. We
also offer skin care consultations to educate and
start you in the right direction for your personal skin
care needs, as well as professional waxing, airbrush

tanning, eyelash extensions, pedicures and manicures. We are here to give you your personal attention for a beautiful, radiant you. Naturally.
The Organic Skin
Founder, Shawna Peterson
Facebook: The Organic Skin
The Organic Skin offers a full skin,
body and hair care line imported
from Greece, called is the first to sell Olivaloe in the United States. Every product starts with
organic olive oil and organic aloe vera and they
never use paraben, propylene glycol, mineral oil,
silicone or Vaseline. The Organic Skin - The Treatment your skin deserves.

Great Lakes Relaxation Center
Christine Vander Bloomen
For nearly 11 years, Christine
has worked with clients seeking massage for stress relief to
injury treatment. She educates clients about their
bodies and how they work so they can take better
care of themselves between sessions so they feel
better faster. New clients are always welcome.
Please visit our website for more information.

Valley Thermography
1111 N. Lynndale Drive, Suite 202, Appleton
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.

Wise Woman Wellness, LLC
Randi Mann, NP Owner, Board Certified
Womens Health Nurse Practitioner and NAMS
Certified Menopause Practitioner
1480 Swan Road, De Pere
Thyroid disease is a
nosed cause of many symptoms, including weight gain, depression, fatigue, constipation and hair loss. Hypothyroidism diagnosis and management
is offered by the hormone experts at
Wise Woman Wellness and can help you sometimes even if you were told your TSH blood test result
was normal. Our nurse practitioners are specially
trained in the detection of hypothyroidism and use of
natural and prescription medication treatments. Call
920-339-5252 for details.
Natural Options - Healthy Lives

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

Valley Transit safe and reliable public

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


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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Wednesday, Sept. 9 5:30-8 p.m.
Friday, Sept. 11 9:30 a.m.-noon
Wednesday, Sept. 23 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.
Thursday, Sept. 10 through Sunday, Sept. 13

Holistic Healing with Aromatherapy


Join Dr. Christina Wilke-Burbach, a holistic health

psychologist, aromatherapist, and NAHA member
for a 75-hour level one aromatherapy certification
in the foundations and theory of aromatherapy.
We cover history, safety, blending, chemistry,
pharmacology, production, testing oils and much
more! Please note, we do not advocate for any
certain brand of essential oils nor do we sell a
certain brand. We will introduce you to over 30
essential oil companies and discuss making your
own oils! Location: 1028 9th Street, Green Bay.
For more information and to register, visit Mind,
Soul, and Self at http://www.mindsoulandself.
com/Green_Bay_Aromatherapy.html, email or call 608-393-7353.
Saturday, Sept. 12, Oct. 10,
Nov. 14, Jan. 9 and Feb. 13

Homeopathy @ Home Class

Class will cover 25 common homeopathic remedies and their common uses. One Saturday per
month for five months in Sept., Oct., Nov., Jan.
and Feb. Registration required. Please call 920740-5048 or email healingwayhomeopathy@ for more information.
Wednesday, Sept. 16 5:30-6:30pm

Let Go and Let LIFE FLOW: 5 Powerful

Steps to Overcoming Anxiety and
Depression for a Life Filled with Joy,
Self Love and Inner Freedom!
Presented by Ronda Stevens, MA, LMFT, licensed
mental health therapist, certified health and wellness coach, certified holistic coach and founder of
Ready, Set, Live Holistic Life and Wellness Coaching. Ronda has years of experience with compassionately guiding and supporting people make
changes that dramatically improve and change
lives! Held at Wise Woman Wellness, 1480
Swan Road, De Pere. Women only! Cost: $15
each or $10 each with a friend. To register, call


Natures Pathways | September 2015

Thursday, Oct. 1 5-9 p.m.

Gambling for Missions Gala

Jakes Diapers is excited to announce its celebratory Gambling for Missions Gala. Jakes Diapers
Gambling for Missions Gala is a casino themed
fundraiser to support Jakes Diapers work in providing cloth diapers to babies, children and adults
in extreme poverty, whose caregivers have to
choose between food and diapers.
This lively casino night celebration will be on
Thursday, Oct. 1 from 5 to 9 p.m. at The Grand
Meridian in Appleton. There will be heavy hors
doeuvres, casino games, a photo booth, educational displays, a silent auction, raffles, music and
more! Find out more at or
call 920-257-7890.
Wednesday, Oct. 19 5:30-6:30pm

How to Improve Your Sex Life and

Your Relationships
Presented by Suzanne Linton, ANP, APNP, board
certified adult nurse practitioner and sexual
health expert. Suzanne has years of experience
helping both men and women with urologic issues including pelvic pain and sexual dysfunction.
Come hear Wise Woman Wellness newest nurse
practitioner share ways to increase your sexual enjoyment. Men and Women both welcome! Held
at Wise Woman Wellness, 1480 Swan Road, De
Pere. Women only! Cost: $15 each or $10 each
with a friend. To register, call 920-339-5252.
Monday, Nov. 9 through Saturday, Nov. 14

Costa Rica Yoga Retreat

by Pura Vida Yoga

beautiful beaches on the coast of Costa Rica.

Cost: $900 (does not include airfare). The yoga
retreat includes
Five nights accommodations
Two meals per day (local organic or raw food) for
the duration of the retreat stay (breakfast and
An adventure tour
Two yoga classes each day taught by Crystal M
Hill, E-RYT.
For more information, please visit: or contact Crystal Hill at

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Enjoy the warm sun, lush jungle and 100 percent

organic stay at Tierra de Suenos on the southern
Caribbean coast of Costa Rica! You will stay in
beautiful bungalows in the sanctuary of the jungle,
yet enjoy a three-minute walk to one of the most

Aerial Dance Pole Exercise..............................................24
Amy Skiver, LPC.............................................................20
Backyard Organics.........................................................19
CCM Counseling & Wellness Center..............................39
Cedar Harbor.................................................................11
Community Benefit Tree.................................................23
Coyle Care Management and Consulting.......................33
Crystal Pathway.............................................................33
Custom Health Pharmacy...............................................37
Deux La La Events..........................................................26
Epiphany Law..................................................................7
Family Nutrition Center..................................................25
Forefront Dermatology.....................................................2
GB Nutrishop.................................................................17
Great Harvest Bread Company.......................................24
Great Lakes Relaxation Center.......................................18
Green Bay Intergrative Health........................................43
Healing Way Homeopathy.............................................45
Heavenly Foot Care........................................................16
Holistic Counseling Service.............................................32
Kaldas Center................................................................13
Ki to Health Therapeutic Bodywork, LLC........................34

Lake Park Swim & Fitness...............................................13

Learning Rx....................................................................27
Massage Envy Spa..........................................................21
Massart Chiropractic......................................................15
Natural Expressions Bakery.............................................41
New Possibilities Integration...........................................17
Nutritional Healing.........................................................47
Outagamie County Recycling ........................................14
Peace & Wellness Center................................................25
Pura Vida Yoga..............................................................20
Rejuvenessence mediSpa................................................55
The NEW Dermatology Group........................................27
The Organic Skin............................................................11
Twohig Dental...............................................................56
Unity of Appleton..........................................................12
Valley Thermography, LLC..............................................15
Valley Transit..................................................................30
Vander Wielen Health & Wellness Center.......................37
Winnebago County Dept. of Solid Waste.......................43
Wise Woman Wellness, LLC.............................................3
Womens Care of Wisconsin...........................................30
YMCA of the Fox Cities..................................................19

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