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The basics on leopard gecko care


10 The health of our men

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12 Healthy in spirit: Dealing with disappointment


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18 Toxins, trauma, thoughts and our children

21 A ketogenic diet for health and weight loss
23 Unexpected benefits of practicing aerial arts
24 What is a physical therapist?
26 Refresh and renew your room with essential oils
31 Understanding your hair type
32 Flu season is coming!
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WELCOME, 2016!

2015 was a year not unlike others: it had its share

of ups, downs, stillness and chaos. 365 days,
52 weeks and 12 months filled with happiness,
sadness, laughter and tears. Looking back, it feels
almost fleeting time gone by so quickly.
And here we are, back to another January to
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Soon, a childhood has gone by, an adolescence
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We think January is the perfect time to bring
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For times gone by, my dear
For times gone by,
We will take a cup of kindness yet
For times gone by.
We two have run about the hillsides
And pulled the daisies fine,
But we have wandered many a weary foot
For times gone by
And there is a hand, my trusty friend,
And give us a hand of yours,
And we will take a goodwill drink
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By Suzanne Linton, NP

ast month, my article was titled, Standard American Diet

(SAD) Is it feminizing our men? The answer is yes! The
SAD is laden with foods high in animal fats, unhealthy
saturated and hydrogenated fats, high in processed foods and low
in fiber, complex carbohydrates, and plant based foods. This is
not only a contributor to decreasing testosterone levels and the
increasing of estrogen in our male counterparts, but it also further
plays a role in metabolic syndrome, type 2 diabetes, hypertension,
heart disease, atherosclerosis, stroke and cancers.
According to a 2007 article in Journal of Sexual Medicine, it
was estimated that diabetes alone costs Medicare $110 billion!
Also, obesity and lack of exercise is estimated to be responsible
for one thousand American deaths daily. This trend continues to
climb in our society and is estimated to overtake smoking as one
of the leading preventable causes of death in the US, according to
a Harvard publication. What is even more SAD is that the US
spends more money on cancer research than any country in the
world, yet the American diet contributes to the very disease we
are spending money to prevent!
The fact is our diets are definitely problematic in our society in
general. But it seems there is not as much focus on the health of
our aging men as in Womens Heath (breast and female cancers,
menopausal conditions, heart disease, etc.). It is known that
women definitely experience a variety of female conditions, but
men also face hormonal conditions too.
Changes that occur in a mans mid to later years is often
referred to as andropause, which is a transition associated with
low testosterone levels. Low testosterone levels may also be called

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hypogonadism, low T, testosterone deficiency syndrome and lateonset hypogonadism. Symptoms of low T can include: fatigue,
loss of libido, memory problems, depression, lack of motivation,
irritability, gynecomastia (excess breast tissue), decreased energy/
muscle mass to name a few. These are real conditions that exist in
men, whether they admit it or not. Unfortunately it is not taken
into account or discussed like womens health issues tend to be.
Like womens health, mens health is equally important and
has been called by some as a health crisis or silent health crisis
because men on average live sicker and die younger than women
according to Dr. David Gremillion of Mens Health Network. Its no
secret men do not visit the doctor as often as women most men
take better care of their vehicles than they do themselves. Several
aging/sociological groups (American, International and European)
stressed in the International Journal of Impotence Research that
low T may result in significant detriment in the quality of life and
adversely affect the function of multiple organ systems.
Now if youre a man reading this, you may be thinking of a few
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have a doctor, No insurance, it costs too much, I dont have
time, They have to do what, or put what where? Doctors dont
do anything (other than probe areas you do not want probed
and/or run tests), Why go when I already know what they are
going to tell me (lose weight, quit smoking, exercise, etc.)? Ill
tough it out Im a man, or the best one, My wife keeps nagging
me to go.
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Andropause is essentially about

preventative medicine during
the aging process. If we begin
to take this into account, we
will not only be improving
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in our lives, but it can be cost
savings in the long run.
illness! For instance, there are many health conditions (high blood
pressure, high cholesterol, high blood sugar) to name a few, that
are in fact silent you do not experience any real recognizable
or significant symptoms until it causes a big symptom, a bigger
problem like a heart attack or stroke. Discovering a smaller issue
can be a lot easier to deal with than be slapped with a big one.
And right along the same lines, it makes more sense to spend a
little money, and save a lot, than vice versa. Not to mention if you
think doctor visits are expensive, how about a hospital visit or stay
for that matter. This also puts it into perspective a bit better: there
are approximately 8,766 hours in a year, and going to a doctor
appointment will take how many hours?
Andropause is essentially about preventative medicine during
the aging process. If we begin to take this into account, we will not
only be improving the quality of life of the men in our lives, but
it can be cost savings in the long run. The savings overall could
be tremendous and seen in our health/wellness, relationships, our
finances (individual/societal) and our lives in general.
Therefore is estrogen balance necessary for men? More and
more research is pointing to yes because estrogen dominance
in men can double their risk of stroke and contribute to higher
incidence of coronary artery disease, according to a Journal of
American Medical Association (JAMA) article. There has not
been enough attention paid to the aging of our men.
So urge the men in your lives to take time out for their health.
Abraham Morgentaler, MD, FACS - Urologist, said it best, We
always have choices when it comes to our health. For many men
with low T, learning about the condition and finding help to treat
it is a good choice a choice of life.
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Healthy in
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By Rev. April Kain-Breese

hen disappointment hits, it can feel like a punch in the

stomach! You know what Im talking about disbelief, helplessness, frustration, anger and a resounding,
Are you kidding me?! That happened in the life of my family
recently. Without going into details, it was a crushing disappointment. Just when we thought things were all settled, they werent.
It was anguishing.
As a minister, a mature woman (and a mother, for heavens sake),
I am supposed to know what to say or do to fix it whatever it
might be on any given day. But, some things cant be fixed. Loved
ones leave, employment changes, house sales fall through, siblings

are driven into exile from one another, disabilities occur, someone
betrays someone. These sad times are a part of this human experience we call life, and they can be extremely painful.
When I work with folks who are enduring a profound disappointment, I try to be open to hearing whatever needs to come
out. I encourage them to feel as sad, mad and bitter as they need
to feel for a little while. When someone is hurting, the last thing
s/he needs to hear is to just get over it. It feels so much better to
be heard and understood than to be judged or chastised. (This is
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When someone is hurting,

the last thing s/he needs to
hear is to just get over it. It
feels so much better to be
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to be judged or chastised.
when a toy breaks or a special bracelet is lost.)
If I am the one experiencing the disappointment, I need to
express myself in safe ways with safe people, or at least do my own
processing. That might be writing down my own thoughts and
feelings, and continuing until I run dry. Recently, I did just that.
On a sheet of paper, I wrote down all of my sadness, disappointment, anger and so forth. As I continued, I found that the intensity of
my feelings began to subside a bit. Examples:
This is so unfair.
We dont deserve this.
I dont know what to do about this.
When I ran out of things to write, I stopped, and I asked myself a

simple question. The question was, And now what? I realized that
I needed to accept what had happened before I could move on.
So, I went back through my list, and in front of each complaint,
I wrote these words, I completely and absolutely accept that
Then my page looked like this:
I completely and absolutely accept that this is so unfair.
I completely and absolutely accept that we dont deserve this.
I completely and absolutely accept that I dont know what to do
about this.
Then I was ready to remember and apply one of my most fundamental rules for life, which is this: There is something in me
which is greater and stronger than any challenge. For me, that
something is Spirit. It might also be called God, Universal
Force, Higher Power or Love.
We are so much more than beleaguered, powerless creatures
subject to every ill wind that blows. We are creative, resourceful, strong and resilient! When the fog of disappointment clears
and we have reasserted our strength, we can see ourselves and our
next steps much more clearly. In truth, it is not the end; it is a new
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The basics
on leopard

urry dogs, cuddly cats, fluffy hamsters, and feathered birds

may be the preferred pets of choice in homes across the
country, but a fair share of pet lovers are enamored with
reptiles and decidedly more unusual pets.
The leopard gecko is one lizard that many reptile fans find is
a great introductory pet for owners learning to care for reptiles.
Leopard geckos tend to be docile, require easy care and do not
need a very large cage.
Geckos are lizards native to Pakistan, India and Afghanistan,
where the terrain is dry and rocky. They like an arid environment
and prefer to live on the ground or even below it. Their spotted
skin makes great camouflage in their natural environments, and
geckos prefer hiding out.
Geckos are widely available at pet retailers, but sometimes you
may find a fellow reptile enthusiast who has bred leopard geckos
at home and is willing to sell you one or give you one free. Healthy
geckos tend to have bright, clear eyes, a thick tail that is at least as
thick as its neck and an interest in food.
You will need a tank to hold your gecko. One or two geckos
usually can live comfortably in a 10-gallon aquarium. If you plan
to buy more geckos in the future or even breed them, you will
need a larger tank.
Geckos require year-round warm temperatures that mirror
those in their native surroundings. A heating pad or heating lamp
will be needed to keep the gecko comfortable. Place it on one side
of the tank so that the other side will remain cooler if the lizard
needs to regulate its body temperature. Geckos are nocturnal, so
you will not need any specialized basking lights. Geckos arent

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normally escape artists, but you may want to use a screen over the
top of the tank to keep crickets from getting out and other pets
from getting in.
Choose the right substrate material. Some geckos may eat the
substrate and get digestive blockages, called impactions, so make
sure that any sand you use is a very fine grain. You may want
to wait until juvenile geckos are older before introducing sand.
Otherwise, paper towels, newspaper, reptile carpets, or ceramic
tiles can work. Decorations, such as perching ledges and rocks,
can add a natural appeal. Geckos also need hiding spots, so
include cave-like hide boxes.
Occasionally, the gecko will need extra humidity to aid with
skin shedding. Misting the walls of the tank or putting a damp
paper towel under a hide box can help with the process.
Provide food and water for your gecko. Use a very small amount
of water so that it will not become contaminated with bacteria. In
nature, geckos do not drink or get large amounts of water. Live
food sources can run the gamut from crickets to mealworms
to pinkie mice. Each has its advantages and disadvantages, and
it is best to discuss feeding options with a knowledgeable gecko
Like cats, leopard geckos will use one spot for waste, making
cleanup easier. Spot clean the tank once per week. Empty the tank
and sterilize all items once every three to four months.
Leopard geckos can be interesting pets. Learn about these
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ave you heard of Palatinose? You can Google it and learn

all about its characteristics. It will not raise blood sugar
and it completely digests over a long time so it prevents
blood sugar spikes and lows. Those characteristics will aid in
weight loss and blood sugar control if used correctly.
What you wont find online is much about how to use it properly and where you can buy it locally. You will find that information here. In coming issues I will give you that information as
I do the research and create the recipes. What I have done with
Palatinose for myself is very encouraging. If you would like to do
your own research with Palatinose now, I can provide you with
the product and basic information about how to use it. Feel free to
call if you want some Palatinose now.
A note from Grandma Rose: My shop has been closed since
October 20, and several Natures Pathways issues have gone by
without my usual articles. The reason was my need for very serious
back surgery. It all turned out well and although my work is still somewhat limited, my shop will be open January 1, 2016; however, my
hours will be different. I will open at 1:00 p.m. and close at 6:00 p.m.
or at dark, whichever comes first. I am not cutting back on hours but
expanding them. I will also be open by appointment at any time you
call 920-954-9727 (including weekends). This will give all of us more
flexibility. I want to serve my customers myself as I have a lot of information about new products, diabetes and weight control and more
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meet my standard of personal service. Put my cell phone number
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Adapt to
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By Victoria L. Fuller

t is January and we are entering the thick of winter. This a very

different scene than the one we woke up to just three months
earlier, and nature just seems to take it all in stride. Have you
ever seriously pondered the resilience and adaptability of nature?
Can you resonate with this transformative power in your own
body? Our bodies and lives are capable of great transformation if
we create the room and space for change to happen.
Rolfing Structural Integration (or Rolfing SI) is a transformative
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old patterns even though the injury may have healed long ago or
we left that repetitive job or abusive relationship. A portion of us
could literally be stuck in the past while we struggle to function
in our day-to-day lives. Until we work to consciously release old
patterns, we are not fully operating in the present.
Rolfing SI helps to create new movement opportunities and
pathways for motion by directly addressing restrictions held
within both the perceptual field and fascial web of connective
tissue that surrounds, supports and protects all muscles, organs,
nerves and bones of the body. The secret to the work lies in the
process and approach to releasing restricted tissues. Any handson intervention is performed with a healthy center of gravity in
mind so that the body is able to more fully adapt and integrate the
new changes. So, if a person has ongoing neck and shoulder issues
the legs, hips and pelvic girdle are also likely to receive attention
and vice versa.
The systematic and integrative nature of Rolfing SI helps recipients of the work find that they are better able to sit and stand
upright with greater ease and awareness. This can have profound
effects on posture and how one relates to his or her world. For
instance, a very tall gentleman with neck and shoulder issues may
finally understand and realize that he doesnt always have to look
down in order to relate to people who happen to be shorter. A
woman with similar complaints may have survived a string of
abusive relationships or emotional disappointments but can now
more fully comprehend that she does not need to move about the
world physically protecting her heart by collapsing her chest or
slouching her shoulders. And then there is the athlete who badly
injured her knee and had to have surgical repairs she needed

help getting her body to regain trust in the new knee so that her
gait and, therefore game, could improve. There are so many variables and ways of falling into or being locked into patterns that,
ultimately, do not serve us down the road.
How does one know if he or she may need or want to experience
Rolfing Structural Integration? The answer varies with each individual. Some folks know that they do not move the way they used
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been as active as they once were and crave a healthier lifestyle. Some
people are on a life-long journey of learning to care for their bodies,
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and stuck emotions that prevent them from being more present and
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and our
By Dr. Julie Wyss, BS, DC,
Webster Certified

e live in a time when children are exposed to more

drugs, toxins and stress than
ever before. According to David Katz,

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families determine, coordinate,
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M.D., Director of Yale-Griffin Prevention

Research, we live in a time when due to
poor diet, this generation of children has a
shorter life expectancy than their parents!
The overuse of antibiotics, vaccine schedules, over-the-counter drugs, and puffers
and inhalers are quite the bombardment
to a childs growing body. Any new furniture, cars or carpet have many harmful and
toxic chemicals lurking in them, not to
mention our cancer-causing hand soaps!
Even our food supply can be a detriment to
our bodies. Many are laced with harmful
pesticides, genetically modified organisms
and ultimately have no nutritional value.
Our children have learned to crawl, walk,
and finally run but not without incident
(trauma). There were many falls, bumps
and bruises along the way. Most times we
picked them up and inspected for blood or
broken bones, the crying stopped and we
assumed everything was OK, no worries.
Has your child been a victim of bullying
or teasing(negative thoughts)? Many video
games portray violence as an everyday occurrence and that it is OK. Do we monitor what
our children watch and discuss what they are

seeing? What about our very demanding and

competitive sports we enroll our children in?
Not everything needs to be
gloomy. There is a sun shining on the
horizon. In order to begin to make changes
in your and your childs life, you need to
understand a few very important things.
You need to understand that your brain
your nervous system totally controls
you. All of you! Every little bit. And we
didnt make that up! Grays Anatomy (the
textbook, not the TV series) says so!
It controls the function of every organ,
cell and tissue; your brain and nervous
system control every part of your being.
Your nervous system is comparable to a
super computer that runs the whole show.
In order for your brain to communicate
effectively with your body, however, there
must be a connection between the brain
and your body. That connection is called
the spinal cord, just part of your nervous
system. For those of you who are not very
clinically oriented, think of the spinal cord
as a telephone cable containing millions
of tiny wires called nerves. They originate in your brain and travel along your

... a healthy, properly functioning

nervous system is one of the
best ways to keep your children
healthy. A pediatric chiropractor
can begin this process while a mom
is first beginning to think about a
family. ... Chiropractic kids are often
happier and healthier children.
spinal cord to different parts of your body;
the longest nerve in your body being the
sciatic nerve (it extends into your toes!).
And it can be up to seven feet long. Thats
a lot of nerve!
So, how important is it that your nervous
system is functioning optimally, as often as
possible, from this day through the rest of
your life? How do we begin to change our
future generations?
First, consider purchasing green and
nontoxic products for your home. Avoid
anything with chlorine, antibacterial
properties, triclosan or ammonia. Look
for products that say petroleum-free 90
percent biodegradable, VOC-free and

adjustments are vital for a healthy baby

and mom. What mom wouldnt enjoy an
easier and quicker birth and delivery?
Chiropractic kids are often happier and
healthier children.
With a few of these modifications to
your family lifestyle and visiting a pediatric chiropractor regularly you can begin to
safeguard your childs health. For information on finding a pediatric chiropractor in
your area, go to: For
more information on these topics and how
to raise a healthy child in an unhealthy
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solvent-free. Eating organic, meeting

local farmers, or better yet planting your
own family garden, can keep food additives at a minimum.
Second, teach your children to recite
affirmations. Positive thoughts like, It will
be OK and laughter truly can be the best
type of medicine. Yoga and meditation can
help a child to have a better focus and life
in general.
Lastly, a healthy, properly functioning
nervous system is one of the best ways to
keep your children healthy. A pediatric
chiropractor can begin this process while
a mom is first beginning to think about
a family. Pregnancy specific chiropractic

Dr. Julie Wyss and her husband Dr.

Skip Wyss are the owners and pediatric chiropractors at Wyss Family
Clinic of Chiropractic, the largest
family chiropractic office in Wisconsin
that specializes in pediatrics and pregnancy at 2830
Curry Court Ste #2, Green Bay. The doctors are both
certified through the International Chiropractic
Pediatric Association (ICPA) in the Webster Technique, used to treat pregnant women and help with
optimal fetal positioning for an uncomplicated delivery. The doctors are both completing their CACCPs
and DACCPs, 400-hour grueling programs through
the ICPA, which raises the bar for chiropractic standards in the care of pregnant women, infants and
children. The doctors are both board certified by the
state in nutrition, authors, parents, internationally
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tips for

he right combination of diet and

exercise is one of the keys to a
long and healthy life. While many
people find adapting to a healthier diet
challenging, that challenge often pales in
comparison to the intimidation felt when
working out for the first time in years.
Exercising after an extended period
of inactivity may intimidate people who
choose to workout at gyms, where fellow
gym members may appear to be in tip-top
shape. Overcoming that intimidation
factor can be as simple as working out with
a friend or working with a personal trainer,
each of whom can offer the support and
guidance beginners need when reacclimating themselves to more active lifestyles. In addition to the buddy system,
beginners can employ the following strategies to make their return to exercise go as
smoothly as possible.

regimen. Gradually build up your exercise

tolerance, exercising two or three days per
week and taking a day off between workouts when you start. As your body becomes
more acclimated to exercise, you can start
to workout more and with more intensity.


must sign up for a gym membership upon

resolving to adopt a more active lifestyle.
While gyms afford you the opportunity to
strength train and get in your cardiovascular exercise, theyre not for everyone. The
best approach and the one thats likely to
be most successful over the long haul is to
find an exercise routine that engages you

cise, your body releases neurotransmitters

known as endorphins, which trigger positive feelings in the body. Those positive
feelings can be addictive, but its important that beginners do not go too hard too
quickly when beginning a new exercise

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Stretching can improve flexibility, and that

may decrease your risk of future injury. In
addition, improved flexibility may improve
your exercise performance by improving
your range of motion and helping your
muscles work more effectively. Muscles
contract during a workout, and stretching after workouts can help reset those
muscles to their natural position. Include
both static stretching and foam rolling in
your post-workout stretching routine.
YOU. Many men and women feel they

and that you find enjoyable. If the gym

is not for you, try to find a routine that
still includes both strength training and
cardiovascular exercise. Strength training
can make your body more durable, and
cardiovascular exercise can reduce your
risk for various health problems, including
heart disease.

stay motivated is to keep track of your progress. If youre working out but not monitoring your results, you may not feel like
youre getting anywhere. Keep a workout
diary, tracking both your successes and
failures, so you can see whats working and
whats not. The longer you stay committed
to your workout routine, the greater the
likelihood that you will be tracking more
successes than failures, and those successes
can provide the motivation to keep you
going on those inevitable days when you
want to skip workouts.
Returning to exercise after an extended
period of inactivity can be quite the challenge, but its nothing motivated men and
women cannot overcome.
Source: MetroCreative Connection.

A ketogenic
diet for health
By Pam Wellbrock

ver half of your brain is made up of healthy fat. With

your brain being a vital organ of your body, why are we
hearing so much about low fat diets? Could a low fat diet
be detrimental to your health and brain function? Back in 1923
a group of nutrients was discovered called essential fatty acids
(EFAs). These EFAs cannot be synthesized by your body, so it is
essential that you consume them in your daily diet.
Essential fatty acids are a component of each cell membrane.
With trillions of cells in the body we might understand why a
person on a low fat diet might feel like they are falling apart at
the seams. When you dont consume adequate healthy fats in your
diet, strong cell walls cannot be produced.
EFAs are also needed to form prostaglandins, which perform
a variety of functions. These include regulating hormones, pain,
blood clotting, calcium movement, cell growth, body temperature, kidney filtration, muscle contraction, etc. Consuming inadequate EFAs contributes to a wide variety of health issues.
One year after EFAs were discovered, Dr. Russell Wilder at the
Mayo Clinic popularized the ketogenic diet in 1924, using it as a
treatment for epilepsy patients. Many facilities are still advocating
the ketogenic diet as a natural remedy for epilepsy. The Charlie
Foundation has promoted ketogenic therapy since 1994. This
is when Charlie Abraham gained complete recovery from daily
seizures, despite trying all available anti-seizure medications and
brain surgery. He remains seizure free on the ketogenic diet.
The ketogenic diet consists of healthy fats, proteins, vegetables,
and is low in carbohydrates. The body is able to use fat as a fuel
source, which is created in the liver in the form of ketones. These
ketones provide energy for the functions of the body including the
heart and brain instead of glucose, which is derived from carbohydrates. This diet lowers glucose levels and improves insulin
resistance for diabetics.
The primary focus of a healthy diet is a variety of non-starchy
vegetables. Leafy greens, carrots, onion, celery, squash, green
beans, zucchini, peas, broccoli, cauliflower, etc. provide an abundance of vitamins, minerals and fiber. In addition to this, eat plenty
of raw nuts and seeds like pecans, almonds, walnuts, sunflower
seeds and pumpkin seeds. There are many great sources of protein
available. The healthiest animals are organically raised and grass

fed. Even though dairy and eggs are allowed on the ketogenic diet,
they must be avoided if you are allergic to them.
Breakfast could consist of a scrambled egg or two along with a
bowl of steamed or sauted mixed vegetables with a pat of butter.
A large leafy green salad topped with avocado and sunflower
seeds along with a grilled chicken breast is a great lunch. Cream
of squash soup, green beans and fish might finish the day for a
nutritious supper. These are a few examples of ketogenic diet meal
plans. Increase your serving size according to your caloric needs.
There are many wonderful ketogenic diet recipe books and
meal ideas on the Internet. For example, tasty crackers are made
from almond flour, olive oil and salt. The main idea is to avoid
simple sugars and grains, which burn as glucose while the ketogenic diet is designed to burn fat as a fuel source and to keep extra
fat off the body. A lean body is a healthy body. The ketogenic diet
is very satisfying since fats are a slow burning fuel source while
sugars are quickly burned usually triggering excessive appetite.
Once you are at your ideal weight, a small amount of fruit may
be added to your diet. For example, an apple may be combined
with a handful of raw nuts or seeds to maintain the fat burning
process. Concentrated sweets should be avoided, otherwise the fat
burning mechanism will turn off and switch over to using glucose
as your fuel source.
If you would like to lose weight, try using Ketopia, an excellent
diet kit sold through FGXpress. Consumers are reporting a to
1 pound weight loss per day while using this 10-day kit. KetonX,
included in the kit, is a patented drink supplement created by the
Southern Florida University stimulating the fat burning process
called ketosis. The kit also includes a meal replacement bar for breakfast and
a meal replacement shake for lunch. Your supper meal consists of a serving of
fat, protein and an abundance of non-starchy vegetables. This kit is designed
for you to quickly lose inches of unwanted fat. Ketopia kits may be ordered at Please check the calendar section for upcoming
monthly meeting times in Appleton to learn more about FGXpress products and
hear testimonials. Join us on Jan. 28th from 6:30 to 7:30 at Globe University,
Room 101, Appleton, for a discussion about the benefits of the ketogenic diet and
taste samples of the FGXpress Ketopia weight loss kit. Also save the dates Feb.
25 and March 24 for follow-up meetings.
References: Omega-3 What Are They? History of Omega-3s. http://www.
What is the Ketogenic Diet? The Charlie Foundation.
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By Chelsey Latimer

n Wisconsin we have to take advantage of our great resources!

For example, you can take some of your favorite fitness classes
outside! Most local gyms offer outdoor boot camps that are
guaranteed to give you an amazing work out and deliver results.
You can also check out the local trails or the Bruce Purdy Nature
Preserve. These scenic pathways will get your heart rate up with all
the different elevations to keep your body guessing what is next.
You can walk, jog or do interval training to spike that heartrate.
Run the hills and even look for stairs to walk or run. The natural
resources that we have in Wisconsin are incredible and we dont
have to go that far to take advantage of them!
Check out High Cliff State Park. You can bike, hike, rollerblade
and even swim. All while enjoying the scenery of the trees and lake.
Did you know that Wisconsin has over 15,000 lakes? Go to your
local sporting goods rental shop and rent a paddle board or a kayak.
These are great ways to get out on the water and get a wonderful
workout in at the same time. The best part in the summer is when
you get hot, you can jump in and burn more calories swimming!
Local schools offer tracks to run and you can add variety by
running the stairs in the bleachers. Go to a trail (such as the CE
Trail) and make it into a course. At every bench you see, do tricep
dips, pushups (either hands on or make it harder and put your
feet on), planks, step ups (one foot on and the other repeats from
ground to bench), or lunges with a foot on the bench. Even get
some of that much needed vitamin D from the sun!
Wisconsin also offers a wide selection of different races, from
your local 5K Fun Run to a 50K Ultra Marathon. These are great

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The natural resources that

we have in Wisconsin are
incredible and we dont
have to go that far to take
advantage of them!
things to do as a family, whether you are pushing your children in
a jogging stroller or they are running alongside of you. It is a great
way to get the family healthy and have fun doing it!
If you are going to the park with your family, sneak in a workout!
Do the monkey bars with your kids and add in some pullups! Put
your feet in the swing and use it like a TRX. You can do pushups,
pikes and planks. For an added twist, make it interval training and
run laps around the park between sets.
Always remember to wear comfortable clothing, proper
sunscreen (even in the winter!) and stay hydrated! Remember:
drink enough water before, during and after your exercise to keep
your body healthy.
Chelsey Latimer holds a Bachelors Degree from UW- Milwaukee, is a fitness
coordinator at the Apple Creek YMCA and certified instructor who teaches many
different classes such as strength, boot camp, Zumba, yoga and group cycling.

benefits of
By Kim Simon

here are many reasons why people

work out. The benefits of physical
activity have been well documented,
and I will not belabor you with statistics as
to why everyone should be physically active
in some way, shape or form. Working out
and getting active shouldnt be a chore,
it should be something you enjoy doing.
When you find the correct workout for
yourself, it should be fun, and something
you look forward to because of the many
benefits it offers to you. As an aerialist
there are many benefits other than physical
fitness that Ive discovered since taking up
the sport. Here are three unexpected benefits that Ive noticed.

order to be successful at any aerial apparatus, the user must know what all parts
of their body are doing, much like yoga or
dance. A large part of aerial is maintaining
ones balance. For example, if you are trying
to do an arabesque in the hammock, if your
foot is not in proper alignment with the rest
of the body, you may tip over or need to step
out of the hammock. Being kinesthetically
aware of oneself is a huge skill that is honed
while practicing any aerial apparatus.
IMAGE. In todays society, its unfortunate

how much thin is in. With everyone striving for the perfect figure, many people lose
sight of how great they are with what they

have. As a woman in todays society Id be

lying if I said I didnt ever have issues with
my body. I wish that Id had aerial classes
available to me when I was in my teenage
years because of the positive effects Ive
seen in myself. Working on poses and
tricks, or even new ways of conditioning,
gives me a feeling of accomplishment. It is
hard, but the feeling you get when you can
do eight hammock burpees now, when last
class you could only do five, that feeling is
amazing. The victories dont even have to
be your own. Seeing the person next to you
accomplish something new is contagious.
The positive atmosphere created in aerial
classes by the interaction between students
and instructors, and between students and
other students is truly unique. It fosters
acceptance for who you are and where you
are at, while at the same time encouraging personal growth by allowing you to set
attainable goals for yourself.

eled to a few different places now to train

at studios other than the one that I attend
on a regular basis, and no matter where
Ive been I have always been welcomed
with open arms. Each studio environment
is always unique, but there are certain
aspects that do not change. First, students
and instructors are always welcoming to
new or visiting students. Every time I step
into a new studio there is an excitement
at seeing fresh faces, and a willingness to

share information and techniques. Second,

there is never any judgement passed from
instructors to students, or students to other
students. Everyone has a general understanding that each person is working at
their own pace and for only his or herself.
Finally, encouragement is everywhere.
There are always enthusiastic cheers whenever a new move is accomplished or a goal
is reached. It doesnt matter if you know
the person or if you just met five minutes
ago. As I mentioned earlier, the excitement
is contagious. Meeting other people who
share the same interest in aerial fitness is
an easy conversation starter. Ive met so
many great people from across the country
because of my aerial training; I am glad
that I was willing to go for that first spin.
These are only three of the hidden benefits of
practicing the aerial arts. There are so many
benefits that go along with the obvious physical benefits that should be considered when
trying to find your own personal workout
preferences. Whatever your preferences may
be, make sure to think about the added
bonuses to whatever you choose to do.
Kim Simon is a former student and current instructor at Aerial Dance Pole Exercise in Appleton. Kim
holds multiple Aerial Dance certifications, is a certified Aerial Yoga Instructor, recently attended the
Circus Arts Institute for additional training and has
a Group Fitness Certification through AAFA. When
not on an aerial apparatus she is a teacher at a local
school. For more information, call 920-750-1441 or
go to the website
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What is a
By Suzanne Laurent

physical therapist is a licensed health care professional

who diagnoses and treats individuals with physical conditions that limit their abilities to move and perform functional activities. A physical therapist utilizes treatment techniques
that have a goal of improving the function of the body, decreasing
pain and aiding in the healing process. They work in a variety
of settings and most hold a masters or doctorate degree from an
accredited school. Common settings where you may find a physical therapist include: hospitals (inpatient and outpatient), nursing
homes, private practice clinics, professional sports teams, school
systems and in work places.
Regardless of the setting, physical therapists are trained to
perform and examine in order to determine the patients mobility, strength, stability, joint mechanics, muscle tone balance and
sensation. The physical therapist then compares this information
to what is ideal for the patients condition and identifies the main
areas that need to be addressed.
These areas can be addressed through a variety of methods
including exercise, hands-on treatment, education of posture
and proper body mechanics, bracing and taping techniques, and
trigger point release such as dry needling.

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How do I choose the right

physical therapist for me?

When choosing a physical therapist, oftentimes a patient follows

what the primary care physician may refer. This can be a high cost
to the patient. In the end, it is the patient that has the ultimate
decision to choose wisely. In our ever-changing health care environment, we see our health care costs rising. As a smart health
care consumer, you must do the research that is necessary to make
sure that your health care dollars are spent wisely.
Physical therapy services allow for direct access. This means that
a patient may be evaluated, diagnosed and treated by a physical
therapist without a referral from a physician or another health care
professional. Direct access resulted from health care reform in state
legislatures in the early 1990s, and was a solution to the problems of
decreasing access to care and increasing health care costs.
To stay cost effective, consider the location of services, time the
physical therapist spends with you and the results that you see
from your treatment. The following are sample questions that may
be helpful:
1. Where is the physical therapist located? You may not need to
travel into the city for good care. This saves money on travel
expenses. You do not need to stay within one hospital system
or organization.
2. Does my insurance cover this provider? Check with your
insurance plan provider to make sure that the provider is
in network since you will pay more to an out-of-network
provider. Also check with the provider if they have a cash
payment for services. Many privately owned physical therapy
groups, along with other health care providers, offer this
service to their patients as a cost saving service.
3. How long is my appointment going to be? If you are limited
to the number of visits per calendar year, it is wise to choose
a provider who spends more time with you, therefore giving

you maximum results with the fewest visits.

4. Does the physical therapist spend time with you one on one?

Overall, it is you the patient who will need to ask the questions
and do the research. Most physical therapy clinics have websites
with links to testimonials, biographies of each physical therapist
and a list of specializations that each physical therapist offers.
Other great resources are websites such as and for more in depth education physical therapy and
local physical therapy clinic locations.
Suzanne Laurent is the division manager of WorkPlace Solutions
of Orthopedic & Spine Therapy. She works with consumers and
businesses alike to provide necessary information in keeping overall
healthcare insurance and work compensation costs down. Orthopedic & Spine Therapy (OST) is a privately owned physical therapy
organization consisting of 17 clinics in Wisconsin. To learn more about how OST
physical therapy can help you in your health care needs visit or like
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Do they place you into group therapy? Do they pass you off
to the physical therapist assistant for the remainder of your
plan of care?
5. Does the physical therapist spend time educating you about
your condition and treatment plan? Is there good follow-up
care? Is there active communication between your physical
therapist and other medical and health care providers?
6. If you do not get better, does the therapist refer you to another
method of treatment that might be able to help?

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We offer:

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Refresh and
renew your
room with
By Crystal M. Hill

ssential oils have so many wonderful uses and provide a

multitude of ways to replace products in your home with
safe, natural alternatives. One of my favorite ways to use
essential oils is in room spray. It uses few ingredients, its simple
and doesnt contain any harmful chemicals!


1 6 ounce spray bottle (4 ounce or 8 ounce bottles work well too,

just adjust the quantities of the other ingredients accordingly.)
I recommend using a dark blue or amber colored glass
bottle. Avoid plastic as the oil will eat away at the plastic.
I found some inexpensive bottles of various sizes here:
1 ounce witch hazel or vodka
This helps prolong the life of the spray and also helps disperse the
oil. Rubbing alcohol can also be used.

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Approximately 15 drops of essential oil

You have a lot of options here. I tend to use a mixture of a few
different oils, but using one oil works well too. For refreshing and
deodorizing, try 7 drops rosemary, 3 drops eucalyptus, 2 drop
lemon and 3 drops mint (adjust quantities to suit your olfactory
preferences!). Other options/combinations are listed below.
1 cup distilled water


1. Pour the witch hazel or alcohol into the bottle.

2. Add the oil(s) and swish around gently to mix.
3. Pour in the water.

Before each use, shake the bottle gently to disperse the oil; otherwise it tends to sit at the top of the bottle.

Other essential oil scents that work

great for room spray:

Calming Lavender, chamomile

Energizing Grapefruit, peppermint, wild orange
Deodorizing Oregano, citrus, tea tree
Outdoorsy White fir, cedarwood
Crystal M. Hill is an E-RYT 200-hour Certified Yoga Teacher,
Teacher Trainer, Nutrition Coach, and owner of Pura Vida Yoga,
LLC. Crystal creates connection through yoga, healthy living and
coaching. Her experience provides a knowledge base to educate
others to live la pura vida and enjoy lifelong health.

Crystal operates her yoga and nutrition coaching business at Pura Vida Yoga
studio, located at 2416 W. Nordale Drive, Appleton, just off of Northland Avenue
and Lynndale Drive. For more information, please visit
or contact Crystal at or 920-851-1084.

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with the Right Test at the Right Time

Ask your primary care provider if you are at risk.


The Pap test looks for changes in cells on the cervix that could
turn into cancer if left untreated.
The human papillomavirus (HPV) test looks for the virus that
causes these cell changes.
HPV is the main cause of cervical cancer. HPV is a very common virus, passed
from one person to another during sex. Most people get it, but it usually goes
away on its own. If HPV doesnt go away, it can cause cancer.


Kevan G. Lewis, MD

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In union there is

Lake Park Swim & Fitness
Making a connection ...
one member at a time

Lake Park Swim & Fitnesss mission statement says it all:

Inform. Connect. Inspire.
Even in its concise delivery is the underlying and
straightforward message owners Felicia Christianson, Megan Collins and Jane Dias want to send to the
community theyve been a part of since 2008. They are a
united force, dedicated to motivating and educating the
Fox Valley in a variety of ways, but most clearly by simply
doing what comes so naturally to them.
The three of us are not only working in and managing our business, but were also working out in our business, Felicia says. Members see us working out, being
trained by our certified trainers, using the club amenities
we are doing what we want our members to do.
We lead by example, Jane adds. Our mission statement is simple to remember and easy to carry out. We
expect our staff to embrace it and live it as well. Were
linked together as a team, and know the importance of
being connected to our membership base.
The trio has worked together in the fitness industry
for 20+ years, and shows no signs of slowing down. In
fact, this year theres an intensified commitment at Lake
Park Swim & Fitness (LPSF) that members of the club
and the community can expect to see on regular basis,
catapulting the already idyllic business model to new
We are excited about the newest addition to our
team, Megan says. JaTame Schabo is our new Director
of Member Connection, and her focus is member integration: connecting members to staff, classes, programs
and other members. Truly making sure that every single
member has a sense of belonging at LPSF.

Being embraced by the LPSF team made up of 72
staff members, including 26 instructors and 8 trainers
happens immediately upon entering the luxurious
25,000 square foot facility, and continues throughout
your stay. (See sidebar on next page for a list of extensive amenities!)
Informing their guests and membership base is a
main priority for the group when it comes to welcoming people from all walks of life, and begins with a simple
phone call and invitation.
When people call, we take the time to understand
their needs, tell them about our club and always invite
them in for a tour, Megan says. So when they step
through the door for the very first time, they already
know that LPSF is not your ordinary health club.
Membership options, group exercise classes,
personal training opportunities, events and all amenities are discussed in that first tour. The value in the allinclusive health club is unrivalled. Once youve become
a valued member of LPSF, the communication only
improves with the teams constant updates surrounding new classes, small group training, promotions and
specials, and innovative programs via several mediums
in and outside of the club.
Its really, really important for us to make sure we
have touch points with our members, Felicia says. They
are constant reminders that members matter to us.
While those informative touch points come in many
packages: email blasts, social media promotions, rotating banners on LPSFs many TV screens and seminars,

the owners still prefer good old fashioned conversation.

Our favorite way to inform our membership base is
of course face to face, Jane explains. If anyone has any
questions, we want them to ask. We are out and about
in the club and were accessible to our members. We love
interacting with them!

Felicia, Megan, Jane and JaTame work as a cohesive
front when it comes to managing LPSFs business, but
want to be clear about one thing:
We have distinctly different personalities! Felicia
laughs. And yet in our eighth year in business, were
still close friends and work very well together.
That unison and that connection is really important
to us, Jane adds. It trickles down to our staff, but most
importantly, helps in our connections with members.
Megan explains that having such unique character
traits in addition to maintaining such a strong friendship actually helps their business thrive in a big way.
By having one of us always there, members begin
to gravitate to us for certain things, she says. Theyll
go to Felicia with some questions and Jane for others.
Chances are youll have your pick when it comes to
interacting and seeing the four of them at the facility
within your time at LPSF. Not satisfied with simply
working in their offices, youll find them behind the
front desk folding towels and helping check members
in, assisting members in the weight room and directing tours.
Were right there in the thick of things so we know

our members and they know us, Jane says. Its one of
the reasons were so excited to bring JaTame on board
to help us take that connection to the next level.
JaTames role as Director of Member Connection is
to ensure new and existing members feel just that
connected. Scheduling new membership orientation,
one-on-one meetings with trainers and follow up calls
are only the beginning. Shes also available to accompany members to group exercise classes or assist them
in workouts they may be unfamiliar with.
If a member has always wanted to try something
but theyre nervous, JaTame will say, Ill go with you!
Megan says. They have that one-on-one time to
make sure they get situated and theyre comfortable.
Sometimes that initial hesitation and the fear of the
unknown is the hardest part about working out and
choosing a health club, Felicia explains, but that isnt
the case at Lake Park Swim & Fitness.
We want to stay connected to members and make
sure they always feel comfortable when they walk in
the door, she says. That means greeting them by
name and making them feel like a part of our family.
In fact, its not only the personal greeting members
have come to expect, but the farewell too.
Weve noticed members will stop when theyre
leaving our club, Jane says. Theyll pause and we
know exactly what theyre waiting for someone to
simply say, Bye! Have a great day! because they know
we always do.
Its in the belief that member satisfaction and
consistency in the services they provide is vital that
helps LPSF to thrive, not to mention the clubs overall
attitude in wanting to provide the best, most welcoming space for everyone in the community.

Lake Park Swim & Fitness caters to everybody, whether
youre a young adult, a senior working through an injury
or rehab, an athlete simply wanting to improve your
fitness level, or someone who is interested in losing

weight. Theyre there to connect and inspire, no matter

your background.
There are so many different types of members,
Megan explains. We want them all to feel welcome
and most importantly to feel inspired to voice their
goals, make a plan to achieve those goals, and be held
accountable for doing so. Its the culture at LPSF and
its commitment made to each member to inspire,
educate and provide a state-of-the-art facility that
makes excelling such a reality for members.
We definitely want to see them come in weekly to
form a habit, Felicia says. Members usage is important
to us. We worry about them when they dont show up!
Feeling inspired to work out is decidedly easier
when you feel comfortable and confident in the people
assisting you. For this reason, LPSF personal trainers are educated, experienced and certified. When
you connect to a trainer during the complimentary
new-member orientation, you choose what youd like
to be introduced to. It can be a one-hour session to
familiarize yourself with the cardio machines treadmills, bikes, ellipticals a combination with the weight
room, or how to make the most of your pool workout.
Instead of just water walking every time, why not
incorporate the water weights or the use of the kickboard? Jane asks. A trainer actually spends the hour
with that person showing them different ways to make
their water exercise more effective.
Inspiration also comes in the form of support, and
that doesnt just mean the team. Megan explains that
in her experience shes found that members want to
belong to something not just a gym or health club, but
they want to belong to a group, and thats something
LPSF has achieved in their ability to inspire members to
connect on both a workout and personal level.
We encourage people to linger at the club after
workouts and enjoy complimentary coffee and conversation in our lobby and cafe, she says. This social
aspect helps create lasting relationships and lifelong
connections, inside and outside of LPSF.
Inspiration happens outside of LPSF too. The team

Lake Park Swim & Fitness

members enjoy:
Friendly and knowledgeable staff
The cleanest facility in the Valley
70+ group exercise classes each week all

Zumba Cycle Yoga TRX Les Mills Aqua
classes and more all included!
Member/non-member personal training
Executive style locker rooms
Complimentary towels and amenities
Radiant floor heating in pool area
4-lane lap pool and 10-person whirlpool
Cardiovascular training center with personal TVs
Extensive variety of strength training
Mens and womens soothing steam rooms
Tanning and massage
Outdoor tennis
Relaxing cafe to enjoy FREE coffee
Complimentary WiFi in cafe
Secure playcare for children

gets involved in community events like the Fox

Cities Marathon, participate in raising awareness for
cancer prevention with on-site fundraisers, facilitate
in giving to the emergency shelter, veterans organizations and Homeless Connections. LPSF staff and
members working side by side inspires a sense of
pride, ownership and community involvement.
Members tell us that LPSF has become a second
home, Felicia says. They end up wanting to spend a
lot of time here with the people theyve formed friendships with. It really happens organically.
The club has an energy, Jane says. Its vibrant, its
alive. Everybody is welcome and feels like they belong
here. Members are a part of who Lake Park Swim &
Fitness is.

We stay connected to members and make sure they always feel comfortable
when they walk in our door. Greeting our members by name ensures
they know they belong to something. They are not just a number, and
we are glad they are using the club and achieving their goals.

(L to R) Megan, Felicia, JaTame, Jane

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Everyone needs a balance between
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If your hair breaks easily, it has too much
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you find that it doesnt have elasticity, you
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Hair can also change based on the

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ebMD reported that last years flu treatment was only

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percent effective. So, while the medical community is saying get
your flu shot, getting the flu shot doesnt guarantee that you wont
get the flu. There are ways to limit your chance of getting the flu
and minimizing the severity of the flu if you are exposed.
Making sure your vitamin D levels are optimal is extremely
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for a good immune system. If you have your levels checked, make
sure you ask for the specific number and dont just rely on the
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Get a head
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he dawn of a new calendar year

often marks the end of the sometimes hectic holiday season. This
time of year marks a return to normalcy
for many families, as the kids go back to
school and parents return to work.
The beginning of January also serves as a
great time to start preparing for tax season.
While the deadline to file returns may be
several months away, getting a head-start
allows men and women the chance to
organize their tax documents so they arent
racing against a deadline come April. The
following are a handful of ways to start
preparing for your returns now.

need information from last years return

in order to file this year, so find last years
return and print it out if you plan to hire a
professional to work on your return.
GATHER DEPENDENTS INFORMATION. While you might know your own

Social Security number by heart, if you

have dependents, youre going to need
their information as well. New parents or
adults who started serving as their elderly

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parents primary caretakers over the last

year will need their kids and their folks
social security numbers. If you do not have
these numbers upon filing, your return will
likely be delayed and you might even be
denied potentially substantial tax credits.

last year investing, then you will have to

pay taxes on any interest earned. Interest
earned on the majority of savings accounts
is also taxable, so gather all of your yearend financial statements from your
assorted accounts in one place. Doing so
will make filing your return, whether you
do it yourself or work with a professional,
go more quickly.
LENDER. Homeowners should receive

forms documenting their mortgage interest

payments for the last year, as the money paid
in interest on your home or homes is tax
deductible. If these forms are not received
in a timely manner, speak with your lender.
You might even be able to download them
from your lenders secure website.


CONTRIBUTIONS. Charitable contribu-

tions, no matter how small, are tax deductible. While its easiest to maintain a list of all
charitable donations you make as the year
goes on, if you have not done that, then you
can make one now. Look for receipts of all
contributions, contacting any charities you
donated to if you misplaced any receipts.
YOUR TAX PREPARATION SPECIALIST NOW. As April 15 draws closer, tax

preparers schedules get busier and busier.

The earlier you book your appointment,
the more likely you are to get a favorable
time for that meeting. In addition, if you
have gathered all of the information you
need by early February, then booking
your appointment early means you can file
earlier and receive any return you might be
eligible for that much quicker.
Tax season might not be right around
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for children:
A simple
and effective
By Rebecca Beringer

My favorite aspect of homeopathy is the natural healing from the

inside out. Instead of just hiding the symptoms, homeopathy looks
at the root of the issue. With my daughter I have used it for acute
teething and colds, and also to address long-term healing. In both
cases it has helped her handle the healing process. My favorite aspect
is knowing her system is getting stronger instead of having to worry
about the chemicals in over-the-counter drugs. Mandy, mother
of two girls, 8 and 9

here is perhaps no better application of homeopathy than

in helping raise healthy, robust children. From infancy
through young adulthood, homeopathy can be applied
to help ease suffering and make the transitions of development
smoother. Homeopathy is safe, gentle and effective and takes
into account the individual experience of each child, applying a
unique remedy to each. Homeopathy works on a deep level and
can help restore balance in a gentle way.

supervision of a professional homeopath, homeopathic remedies

are extremely gentle, safe and effective. They are safe for infants,
babies, children and pregnant women to take.
Builds strength and resistance. Homeopathy works to
stimulate the vital healing energy of each person, restoring the
balance within the system to create optimal health and vitality.
Our bodies have an innate healing intelligence. Over-the-counter and prescription medications often work by suppressing this
mechanism. Over time, the healing response system of the body
gets worn down from the suppressing action and it becomes less
effective. In contrast homeopathy works with that natural force
rather than against it. Through the application of homeopathy
a suppressed healing response can rebuild, bringing increased
continued on page 37

Homeopathy is useful for children

for the following reasons:

Homeopathy is safe and effective. Homeopathy is safe with

no harmful side effects. Homeopathic remedies are made from
substances found in nature, commonly plants and minerals. They
go through a sophisticated process of dilution and succession
(vigorous shaking), which allows the memory of the substance to
be imprinted in the solution that is then coated on lactose pellets
to be taken orally. Homeopathic remedies are readily available and
easy to learn how to apply for minor first aid and health concerns.
When used as directed by the manufacturer or under the care and

January 2016 | Natures Pathways


By Kathi Bloy

he Jay Sauter family experienced

such intense caring and concern
last year from Jays employer,
Bassett Mechanical, that they nominated
the Kaukauna company for the 2015
Compassionate Employer Award. Bassett,
winner of many industry awards, now
holds this title, setting it apart among
northeast Wisconsin employers.
Founders of the award, New North B2B
magazine and Community Benefit Tree,
Inc., intended the prize to recognize companies who have gone above and beyond their
usual policies to help an employee struggling with a severe medical crisis.
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of Community Benefit Tree, said, Employers who go above and beyond their normal
policies to help employees struggling
through a medical crisis deserve to be
Sean Fitzgerald, publisher of New North
B2B, added, Our hope is that the Compassionate Employer Award becomes more
pervasive among northeast Wisconsin
employers. We hope that more companies
will recognize the importance of having
policies in place to work with valued
employees who may have to temporarily shift their attention to more personal
matters when illness or injury affects their
own health or that of a family member.

The experience was a positive for the

company as well, Patty Van Ryzin, Bassetts
VP of Human Resources, believes. Being
involved in the journey with Jay and his
family brought everyone closer together. It
gave us a greater appreciation of our caring
environment and a reminder to appreciate
it every day.
Sauter was easy to like and, Van
Ryzin said, He handled his illness with
such grace and dignity. He never once
complained and always focused on what
he needed to do next. One of his goals
was to take a family cruise with his wife
and daughters, his parents and his brother.
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the wonderful pictures and memories

created for his family.
The trip meant even more to the Sauter
family because their older daughter, Elizabeth, is a vocalist and music director on
the cruise line. Kris and her daughters now
have pictures and memories of Jay in flipflops, Hawaiian shirts and swim trunks,
and a wide-brimmed hat, all given to him
by Bassett coworkers wishing him the best.
When Kathryn, the Sauters younger
daughter, participated in the Relay for Life
at St. Norbert College to benefit the American Cancer Society, Van Ryzin said, She
set a goal of $500. We did a used inventory auction and gave her a check for over
In the end, Kathryn raised more than
$15,000 in the Relay, as members of the
Bassett leadership team cheered on the
family and even walked in the event to
show support.
I cant even put into words what their
care and concern meant to our family,
said Kris Sauter. There probably wasnt
a day that went by that Jay didnt receive
cards, notes, emails or texts. They did a
lot to keep his spirits alive and provide
humor, a real day brightener when youre
going through all of that.
I tend to think that Basset has employee
longevity because they treat people well
and they have a lot of respect for the people
who work for them. They value them and
let them know theyre important. Through
the years we witnessed a lot of other
examples when colleagues encountered
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HOMEOPAHTY FOR CHILDREN continued from page 35

strength and resistance to weather lifes

Takes the individual experience
and symptoms into account. Homeopathic remedies are selected and applied to
match the symptoms of each child individually. It is so effective in the care of children
because most children throw off strong
vital responses. It is easy to detect their
fever, their discomfort, changes in their
behavior or eating and sleeping patterns,
etc. All of this information becomes clues
as to what remedy can be applied to assist
their bodys innate healing response.
Involves children in the process of
his/her own health and healing. Children love homeopathy. I have never met a
child who refused to take a homeopathic
remedy! Frequently children will even
ask for remedies because they recognize
and know that they make them feel better.
When a caregiver or parent is applying
homeopathy they have to closely observe
the child and ask the child to answer questions. In this way children are involved in
their healing and begin to know how their
own body feels and responds to changes.
My husband, sons and I have all been able
to eliminate our use of over-the-counter and
prescription medications. Homeopathy has

become our primary tool for my familys

wellness. Sandy, mom of two boys, 13
and 15
From acute conditions such as fevers,
stomach aches, bumps and bruises,
coughs, colds and allergies to more chronic
concerns like eczema, allergies, attention
deficit hyperactivity disorder, anxiety or
autism whatever the concern there is
a homeopathic remedy to help assist the
body in returning to a normal state of
health and vitality. Use homeopathy to
raise healthy and robust children!
Disclaimer: This article is for educational
purposes only and should not be considered a substitute for medical attention.
Always contact your primary care provider
for medical needs and consider contacting
a professional homeopath for guidance to
your questions.
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 920-740-5048. For more information, visit

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By Steve Lankford

ast month I wrote about preventing colds and flu. This month I will
discuss how to reduce the symptoms of cold and flu and getting over them
faster. Nobody likes to be sick, and no one
likes to be around sick people so it is in
our best interest not to get sick. But even
the healthiest of us gets sick on occasion.
Others are getting a cold frequently during
the winter.

It seemed I used to get a cold every two

months until I figured out what works for
me. And now I keep an arsenal of nutrition
products on hand as part of my natural
medicine chest. I have learned from experience a couple of key lessons that have
shaped my experience:
The first sign of a cold or flu comes at an
inconvenient time. For me it is often it the
middle of the night. I will sense it in my

nose or throat or some other small sign.

The key to this lesson is that if I get up at
the first sign and take my supplements,
I will most always stop it in its track. If I
wait until I get up in the morning, it will
be harder to overcome and take longer. Do
not be tempted to delay beginning your
treatment. Time is of the essence.
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So get your

products and
keep them on
hand, and take
them at the first
sign of sickness.
fun to have to go shopping when you are
getting sick. Plus the time delay is going
to push back your recovery. So get your
products and keep them on hand, and take
them at the first sign of sickness.
Learn from experience what works for
you. Everyone is unique and you need to
determine what to have on hand and use
when the time comes. There are many
products you can use, but you dont need
them all. What follows is my go-to list of
products. I have all of these in my natural
medicine chest. They are like nutritional
insurance. I hope I dont need them and if
I never need to use them then I am fortunate. But if I need them, then I am grateful
to have them.

For colds:

For flu
(in addition to the above):

researched for their immune support

benefits and antiviral properties.
It is also important to remember that in
all of this you are trying to support your
own immune function. The best products
cant help you if you dont have them on
hand. They cant work as well and as fast
if you dont take them as soon as possible.
They cant do as much for you if you dont
usually take care of yourself with diet
and lifestyle. Feel free to experiment to
discover what works best for you.

Occillococinum is a time tested and

well-known homeopathic medicine

that can shorten the duration and
severity of flu.
Black elderberry syrup. I use Sambucus by Natures Way. Elderberry is
known to shorten duration and severity of flu.

Other possibilities

There are many other products to consider.

Experiment until you are successful. The
supplements I use are simply what I have
discovered works for me. There are many
other good products from good companies. It is your process of discovery to find
the ones that work best for you.
Olive leaf extract, coconut oil, oregano
oil, golden seal herb, echinacea and garlic
are some of the most well-known and

Steve Lankford is the President of Family

Nutrition Center, located at 850-A
Lombardi Ave in Green Bay. 920-4326886. Family Nutrition Center can help
you discover a nutritional program that
works. Online at
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dedicated to exploring the science of nutrition and
your good health. Currently there are over 185 interviews with the experts on natural health available
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My very first dose is a teaspoon of

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right away.
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New Years
Recycle more,
By Jennifer Semrau

ach January people make resolutions to lose weight, eat

better, exercise more or spend less. And unfortunately,
by February, many of those well-meaning resolutions
have fallen by the wayside. The key is to make small changes,
which can become a habit. That holds true for all
of the above (eat just one more serving of
vegetables each day or start putting a
quarter or dollar in a jar each day).
But if you are looking for an
eco-friendly New Years resolution, here are some easy
tips that can quickly become
a habit and benefit the

Recycle more

Seems simple enough, but

the key is understanding
what you can recycle locally.
Luckily if you live in northeast Wisconsin, you can
recycle nearly all paper, cardboard, bottles and containers!
Did you know you can recycle
all of these things?
Plastic clamshells that held

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berries or bakery

Empty aerosol cans if they didnt contain a pesticide

(remove cap/nozzle)

Plastic bottles from your bathroom

(shampoo, soap, cleaners, etc.)

Metal lids from glass jars

Yogurt, sour cream, margarine and other dairy containers
Junk mail, including plastic window envelopes

and shiny paper

Plastic deli containers (potato salad, coleslaw, dips, etc.)

Paper tubes from paper towels and toilet paper
Any type of book (phone books, soft or hard cover books)
Cartons (milk, juice, soup, wine, soy milk, etc.)

Landfill less

Landfilling less can be accomplished in a number of ways. Being

conscientious at the store about packaging (buying in bulk for less
overall packaging or selecting a product in a locally recyclable
container) or purchasing from a thrift store or second-hand shop
helps yield less waste. Further, your recycling center produces
waste when consumers accidentally place items in their recycling
stream, which are not recyclable. If an item cannot be recovered
locally, it is better for the homeowner to place the material in their
trash, instead of it traveling to the recycling center first and then
going to the landfill. So its also important to remember a few
things that cannot be recycled in northeast Wisconsin.

Please do not recycle curbside:

Styrofoam (packing peanuts, stiff foam from around electron-

ics, egg cartons, etc.)

Plastic motor oil bottles (oil contaminates the plastic)

Paper contaminated with food or grease (pizza boxes)
Ceramics, dishes, window glass


(not the same type of glass as bottles/jars)

Plastic bags, electrical cords, rope/twine (dont bundle paper)

Plastic bags are recyclable at retail locations (grocery/mass

merchandise stores). Typically, there are kiosks located at or near
the front of the store for plastic bag recycling. Unfortunately
plastic bags become too dirty and torn to be recovered in curbside
collections. Further, plastic bags, cords and rope/twine can wrap
around the equipment used to process recycling, causing significant maintenance issues.
Thank you for doing your part this January, and every
month, to help recycling thrive! This year, resolve to
recycle more, landfill less. For more information, go to

with curbside

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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Hobbies and
your health go
in hand
By Sharon Paprocki, MAC, NCC, LPC

he holidays have come and gone for another year, and

January is upon us. Did you know that January boasts
more than just the kick off to a new year? January is
National Hobby Month. As you relax following the holiday season
reconnecting with one of your favorite hobbies is an excellent way
to unwind your mind. Dr. Peter Lichtenber, Ph.D, from Wayne
State University states that people who have a hobby are generally
healthier. We also know they are at a lower risk for depression and
dementia. The great value of hobbies is theyre a way for people to
stay engaged on multiple levels.
So what qualifies as a hobby? A hobby is any activity done for
enjoyment and pleasure, most often done outside of the workplace on your own time. A hobby is a get to do it activity, not a
have to do it daily life requirement. The following is a fun list of
hobbies compiled by

The 50 most popular hobbies

1. Reading
2. Watching TV
3. Family time
4. Going to movies
5. Fishing
6. Computer
7. Gardening
8. Renting movies
9. Walking
10. Exercise
11. Listening to music
12. Entertaining
13. Hunting


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14. Team sports

15. Shopping
16. Traveling
17. Sleeping
18. Socializing
19. Sewing
20. Golf
21. Church activities
22. Relaxing
23. Playing music
24. Housework
25. Crafts
26. Watching sports

27. Bicycling
28. Playing cards
29. Hiking
30. Cooking
31. Eating out
32. Dating online
33. Swimming
34. Camping
35. Skiing
36. Working on cars
37. Writing
38. Boating
39. Motorcycling

40. Animal care

41. Bowling
42. Painting
43. Running
44. Dancing
45. Horseback riding
46. Tennis
47. Theatre
48. Billiards
49. Beach
50. Volunteer work

The time spent engaged in

your passion can reduce
blood pressure, relieve
stress, reduce anxiety and
give your mood a boost.
You may have noticed that antiquing, knitting, board games,
meditating, flower arranging, going to garage sales or starting a
collection are not on the list. Point being that when it comes to
selecting a hobby, your choice, your passion, your interest is the
only guideline to follow.
Lets kindle your motivation to make time for your hobby by
sharing information from Michael Brickey who authored the
book, Defy Aging. He reports that hobbies serve three purposes.
First, hobbies engage our passion or enthusiasm, getting our
creative juices flowing. Next, hobbies provide a mini break and
distraction from our daily lives. Thirdly, hobbies give us a sense of
purpose and accomplishment.
Just in case you are still not convinced to make some time in
your schedule to enjoy your favorite interest or activity, here are
some additional benefits to pursuing a hobby. The time spent
engaged in your passion can reduce blood pressure, relieve stress,
reduce anxiety and give your mood a boost. Hobbies can provide
the much needed alone time we need to recharge our batteries or
regain perspective. On the other hand, depending on the hobby
you might have the opportunity to meet new people, share ideas
and feel a sense of connection you otherwise might not have.
Creating time to enjoy a hobby can be the best after the holiday
gift you give yourself. The slogan for January, National Hobby
Month, could be:
Hobbies add interest to our lives and make us more interesting
people to be with. Jaycquilin Marshall
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 of wholeness.
I believe your hurts can be healed and new insights can light your path to the
future you desire. I look forward to meeting you.
For an appointment, call 920-498-3383 or visit
References: How Hobbies Help Your Heath. Metrowest Medical Center.
Marshall, J. (2014, January 18). Mental Health and Hobbies: A Dynamic Duo. J. Marshall.

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Kale Power
With sweet potato, quinoa
and avocado sauce
By Kim Baehman, MS, Clinical Nutritionist

ealthy kale and quinoa power

salad with spicy sweet potato,
black beans and creamy avocado
sauce is a gluten-free (and easily vegan)
salad that packs well for lunch, too!

Quinoa and kale
1 cup quinoa
1 bunch kale, ribs removed and
chopped into very small, bite-sized
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 medium lime, juiced
teaspoon salt
Sweet potatoes
2 medium sweet potatoes (about 1
pounds), sliced into small, -inch
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 teaspoons ground cumin
1 teaspoon smoked paprika
1 teaspoons salt

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Avocado sauce
2 avocados, sliced into long strips
2 limes, juiced
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 medium jalapeo, deseeded,
membranes removed and roughly
1 handful cilantro leaves
teaspoon ground coriander, optional
Salt, to taste
Everything else
1 (14-ounce) can black beans, rinsed
and drained, or 1 cups cooked black
cup crumbled feta (Omit for vegan/
dairy-free salad)
cup pepitas (green pumpkin seeds)


1. To cook quinoa: First rinse the

quinoa in a fine mesh colander under

running water for a minute or two.
In a medium-sized pot, combine the

rinsed quinoa and 2 cups water. Bring

the mixture to a gentle boil, then cover
the pot, reduce heat to a simmer and
cook for 15 minutes. Remove the
quinoa from heat and let it rest, still
covered, for 5 minutes. Uncover the
pot, drain off any excess water and
fluff the quinoa with a fork. Set aside
to cool.
2. To cook the sweet potatoes: In a

large skillet, warm the olive oil over

medium heat. Add the chopped sweet
potatoes and toss to coat, then add the
cumin, smoked paprika and salt. Stir
to combine. Once the pan is sizzling,
add a scant cup water, then cover
the pan and reduce heat to low to
avoid burning the contents. Cook,
stirring occasionally, until the sweet
potato is tender and cooked through,
about 10 minutes.

3. Uncover the pan, raise the heat back

to medium and cook until the excess

moisture has evaporated and the
sweet potatoes are caramelizing on
the edges, about 3 to 7 minutes (add
another little splash of olive oil if the
potatoes start sticking to the pan).
Set aside to cool.

Wer e

4. To prepare the kale: Transfer the

kale to a large mixing bowl. Sprinkle

the chopped kale with salt and use
your hands to massage it, which
improves the flavor. Grab handfuls of
kale in your hands and scrunch it up
in your palms. Repeat until the kale
is darker green in color and more
fragrant. Whisk together 2 tablespoons olive oil, the juice of 1 lime
and teaspoon salt. Drizzle over the
kale and toss to coat.

5. To make the avocado sauce: Simply

combine the ingredients as listed in

a food processor or blender. Blend
well and season with salt to taste.

6. To toast the pepitas: In a small skillet

over medium-low heat, toast the

pepitas, stirring frequently until
they are turning lightly golden on
the edges and starting to make little
popping noises, about 3 to 5 minutes.

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7. Once the quinoa has cooled down a

bit, pour it into the bowl of kale and

toss to combine. Divide the kale and
quinoa mixture into four large salad
bowls. Top with sweet potatoes, black
beans, a big dollop of avocado sauce,
and a sprinkle of feta and pepitas.

Kimberly Baehman, 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

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Euterpe oleracea

he acai palm tree, native to tropical Central and South America,

produces a reddish-purple berry.
The acai berrys name, which comes from a
language of the native people of the region,
means fruit that cries. The acai berry has
long been an important food source for
indigenous peoples of the Amazon region,
who also use acai for a variety of healthrelated purposes.
Acai berry products have become
popular in the United States, where they
have been marketed as folk or traditional
remedies for weight loss and anti-aging
purposes, but there is no definitive scientific evidence to support these claims. Acai
fruit pulp has been used experimentally
as an oral contrast agent for magnetic

resonance imaging (MRI) of the gastrointestinal tract.

Acai berry products are available as
juices, powders, tablets and capsules.

What the science says

There is no definitive scientific evidence

based on studies in humans to support
the use of acai berry for any health-related
No independent studies have been
published in peer-reviewed journals that
substantiate claims that acai supplements
alone promote rapid weight loss. Researchers who investigated the safety profile of an
acai-fortified juice in animals observed that
there were no body weight changes in rats
given the juice compared with controls.

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Laboratory studies have focused on

acai berrys potential antioxidant properties (antioxidants are substances that are
thought to protect cells from damaging
effects of chemical reactions with oxygen).
Laboratory studies also have shown that
acai berries demonstrate anti-cancer and
anti-inflammatory activity.

Side effects and cautions

There is little reliable information about

the safety of acai as a supplement. It is
widely consumed as an edible fruit or as a
People who are allergic to acai or to
plants in the Arecaceae (palm) family
should not consume acai.
Consuming acai might affect MRI test
results. If you use acai products and are
scheduled for an MRI, check with your
health care provider.
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: Acai. National Center for Complementary
and Integrative Health.

habits that
can have
a lasting

long and healthy life is the ultimate goal for many people.
While a host of factors beyond a persons control, such
as genetics, impact how long that person lives and how
susceptible to certain medical conditions he or she may be, there
are many things men and women can do to improve their chances
of living long, healthy lives.
KEEP WORKING. While many working men and women dream

of the day when they can leave the daily grind behind once and
for all, they might want to think more about a second career
than a long, carefree retirement. A study from British researchers published in the International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry
found that each extra year that men and women work was associated with a six-week delay in the onset of dementia. While men
and women may want to retire from their professions, finding
second careers or volunteering close to full-time hours may
improve their long-term health and quality of life.
STAY ON YOUR TOES. A healthy diet is a key component of a

healthy lifestyle, but diet alone is not enough to promote a long

and healthy life. According to the Johns Hopkins Medicine Health
Library, the risks associated with a physically inactive lifestyle are
considerable. Such risks include a greater risk of developing high
blood pressure and coronary heart disease and even a greater risk
for certain cancers. In addition, physical inactivity can add to feelings of anxiety and depression. Inactivity tends to increase with
age, so men and women aiming for long and healthy lives should
make physical activity a vital part of their daily lives.

GET YOUR WHOLE GRAINS. Whole grains may be another

key ingredient to a long and healthy life. Numerous studies have

shown that increasing whole grain consumption can help prevent
the onset of type 2 diabetes. Researchers who conducted a systematic review of studies examining the link between whole grains
and type 2 diabetes prevention in 2007 found that eating an extra
two servings of whole grains per day decreased a persons risk
of developing type 2 diabetes by 21 percent. Thats an important
finding, as additional research has found that people with diabetes
have an increased risk of developing Alzheimers disease, a neurodegenerative condition that can dramatically reduce quality of life.
FREQUENTLY. While many people, especially those who feel

healthy, are hesitant to visit their physicians, doing so may just save
your life. Several diseases, including cancer and heart disease, are
more effectively treated when detected early. Annual physicals and
discussions with your physician may uncover a disease in its early
stages when it is most treatable. Waiting until symptoms appear
may not be too late to treat a condition or disease, but taking a
proactive approach increases the likelihood of early detection,
which increases your chances of living a long and healthy life.
Healthy habits improve peoples quality of life while also increasing the likelihood that men and women live long, healthy and
productive lives.
Source: MetroCreative Connection.
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Wyss Family Clinic of Chiropractic.....................................Green Bay

CCM Counseling and Wellness.............................................Green Bay

Northeast Wisconsin Technical College.......................... Green Bay


Lake Park Swim & Fitness, LLC...............................................Menasha

YMCA of the Fox Cites................................................................Fox Cites


CCM Wellness Center.................................................................Green Bay

CSA Commercial..........................................................................Milwaukee
FGXpress: Diet, Pain Relief, Beauty, Nutrition........ NE Wisconsin
Green Bay Integrative Health...............................................Green Bay
Healing Way Homeopathy........................................................Appleton
Sweet Willow Naturals.............................................................Green Bay
Twohig Dental........................................................................... Weyauwega


Chem-Dry of Appleton & Oshkosh........................ Appleton/Oshkosh

Wise Woman Wellness, LLC........................................................ De Pere

Woodhead Insurance Services, LLC................................... Green Bay

Wild Meadows Life Coaching...................................................Neenah


Custom Health Pharmacy.....................................Green Bay/Manitowoc

Forefront Dermatology............................................Northeast Wisconsin
Orthopedic & Spine Therapy...................................................Appleton; 920-968-0814
The NEW Dermatology Group............ Green Bay/Appleton/Manitowoc
Valley Thermography..................................................................Appleton
Wise Woman Wellness, LLC........................................................ De Pere
Vander Wielen Health & Wellness Diagnostic Center....Menasha


B Alive Nutrition Center..........................................................Green Bay

Family Nutrition Center...........................................................Green Bay
Natural Healthy Concepts.........................................................Appleton
Nutritional Healing, LLC............................................................Appleton
Vander Wielen Health & Wellness Diagnostic Center....Menasha

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Vans Refrigeration & Services..................................................Oneida

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Valley Transit...................................................................................Appleton


Great Harvest Bread Co................................... Neenah/Appleton/De Pere

Marks East Side.............................................................................Appleton


Cedar Harbor....................................................................................Appleton

Streus Pharmacy Bay Natural..............................................Green Bay


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Great Lakes Relaxation Center........................................... Manitowoc

Heavenly Foot Care, LLC............................................................Appleton
Radiance Spa Healthy Skin & Wellness..............................Appleton
Rejuvenessence mediSpa..........................................................Appleton


Divine Energy Lightworkers....................................................Appleton


N.E. Wisconsin Spiritual Experiences Group....Northeast Wisconsin
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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.

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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.
Northeast Wisconsin Technical College
2740 West Mason St., Green Bay
NWTC serves over 40,000
students annually. With advanced technology and state-of-the art facilities,
its no wonder students are choosing an affordable
education close to home. NWTC offers more than
100 degrees, diplomas and apprenticeships, with
many transferring into the 4-year system. NWTC is
finding passions and pushing potential.


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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. 30 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.

Vander Wielen Health & Wellness
Diagnostic Center
1486 Kenwood Dr., Menasha 920.722.2100
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.



Support our local

businesses in the
healthy living industry!

CSA Commercial
Steve Mech, President
333 N. Plankinton Avenue Suite 205, Milwaukee
Office suites are now available for
wellness practitioners. Situated on
1.3 acres in Sheboygan County,
the Wholistic Health Center has
been the destination for wellness for over thirty
years. The grounds include a beautiful meditation
garden accompanied by a labyrinth of concentric
circles for mindful reflection. Prices start at $300
per month. Call Steve Mech at 414-333-1936 or
email for more details.
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.
Green Bay Integrative Health
Steven V. Bittorf, M.D., Ph.D.
926 Willard Dr., Ste/ 236, 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.


Twohig Dental
William J. Twohig, DDS
417 E. Ann St., Weyauwega

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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.

mones when needed. Attend the introductory seminar End Hormone Havoc Stay Sane, Slim and
Sexy to learn the fundamentals of hormone changes, treatment options and great self-care. Call for an
appointment or register for a seminar today!


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Chem-Dry of Appleton & Oshkosh, Inc.
1313 Racine Road, Menasha
For 30 years, Chem-Dry has
been at the forefront of the
carpet, upholstery and tile
cleaning industry with innovative equipment and powerful cleaning solutions.
Prolong the life of your carpets and upholstery
with routine cleaning. Chem-Dry delivers top-quality service at an excellent value. Chem-Dry uses no
soaps, detergents or other harsh chemicals. For a
deep clean thats also green!
Vans Refrigeration & Services
W1081 Pearl St., Oneida
Vans Refrigeration & Services offers
your family or business the best
products and services combined with
a level of customer service that will
exceed your expectations. With more than 30
years of geothermal experience, quality WaterFurnace brand geothermal heating and cooling
products are just where we begin. The technicians
at Vans Refrigeration & Services are trained and
equipped to handle geothermal heating services,
refrigeration repair and installation and ma


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 horNatural Options - Healthy Lives

Woodhead Insurance Services, LLC
1585 Allouez Ave., Suite 2, Green Bay
920-544-0058 (office)
Woodhead Insurance
is dedicated to providing our customers with
health insurance products that meet their needs at the right price. Our
friendly, knowledgeable and professional staff will
help inspire, educate, and problem solve for our
customers. Success will be measured by our clients choosing us because of their belief in our
ability to meet or exceed their expectations of
price, service and expertise.

Wild Meadows Life Coaching
1066 American Drive, Suite 3, Neenah
Are you looking for calmness and clarity in your
life? Have you been feeling overwhelmed or conflicted about what you are
experiencing? Perhaps going through a new life
transition? Welcome to Wild Meadows. I am Lynn
Mulvey, MSW and certified life coach, and together
we can illuminate your path back to you! Let me
introduce you to the mind, body and spirit connection. This path offers you an alternative to traditional
counseling, and in this way we honor and recognize
you as being a whole person, acknowledging that
you are worthy of taking time for you! As we begin
your journey, I will share with you the 7 Steps to
Positive Change and begin to bring all that you have
been hoping for into your life. In addition to this, we
will utilize guided meditations to bring awareness to
your dreams and desires. At Wild Meadows, discover your path and watch yourself bloom! To
schedule an appointment, call 920-659-0124 or

Custom Health Pharmacy
1011 S. 10th St., Manitowoc 920-482-3145
844 Willard Dr. Suite 7, Green Bay 920-884-7345
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 consulta-

tions and testing, Take Charge weight loss program and a full line of Now vitamins. We accept
Caremark and Express Scripts.
Orthopedic & Spine Therapy
4000 N. Providence Ave., Appleton
With 17 locations throughout
the state of Wisconsin, Orthopedic & Spine Therapy has been
passionate about physical therapy since 1990. Practicing outrageous customer
service, it is our goal to get you back to your daily
life with a plan of care designed to fit your individual needs. Our employees are knowledgeable,
driven and here to help you! Visit our website to
find a clinic near you and schedule an appointment today!
The NEW Dermatology Group
Dr. Kevan Lewis, MD, FAAD
Offices in Green Bay, Appleton & Manitowoc
The NEW Dermatology
Group specializes in providing dermatology care
tailored to each individual.
We utilize technology to advance the practice of
dermatology and integrate the most advanced research and innovation in the field. Dr. Lewis is the
only dermatologist in Wisconsin with triple ACGME training in dermatology, dermatopathology
and Mohs micrographic surgery. As a result, we
provide an exceptional level of care for patients
with a broad spectrum of skin conditions.
Valley Thermography
1111 N. Lynndale Drive, Suite 202, Appleton
Christine 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.

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Community Partners Directory.
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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
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.

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.

Natural Options - Healthy Lives

B Alive Nutrition Center
2321 S. Oneida St., Green Bay 920-499-7396
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.
Nutritional Healing, LLC
Kimberly Baehman, MS, Clinical Nutritionist
400 N. Richmond St., Appleton
Kimberly Baehman, 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

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Community Benefit Tree
2204 Crooks Ave., Kaukauna
The Community Benefit Tree, Inc. is
501 (c) 3 nonprofit organization
governed by Christian values. We
are here to celebrate peoples lives
and support during their medical crisis. We help
family, friends, co-workers plan a Celebration of
Support event for their loved one who is going
through a medical crisis. This one day event helps
the family with funds for living and medical expenses and it provides strength, hope and joy to
experience all the support from the attendees of
the event. Community Benefit Tree also provides
education, support, resources and financial assistance for families struggling with a medical crisis.
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.
Valley Transit
801 S. Whitman Ave., Appleton

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.

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.
Streus Pharmacy Bay Natural
635 Main St., Green Bay
Traditional medicine plus natural
options. Streus Pharmacy Bay
Natural is a locally owned, independent pharmacy and natural
supplement store. With the marriage of traditional
medicine plus natural options, the nutritionists,
registered nurses and pharmacists offer a balanced
approach to helping you achieve your personal
best. We provide complete prescription service,
compliance packaging of medications, quality
natural supplements, health & beauty products,
grocery, educational programs, healthcare screenings, and a unique gift department.

Valley Transit provides

Valley Transit safe and reliable public

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.
Think outside the car.

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.

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.
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.

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!

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

Epiphany Law originally started as a Business Law

Boutique and business law continues to be the
heart and soul of our practice. However, since we
opened our doors we have significantly grown two
other areas of deep expertise: litigation and estate
planning. Within each of these three areas we apply the same efficient use of people, systems and
technology to provide incredible service, superior
work product and predictable pricing.



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.


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Every second Saturday of the month
9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.

Homeopathy @ Home Acute Care Class

Healing Way Homeopathy presents this class
monthly on the second Saturday of the month
from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Each class will cover
five common homeopathic remedies to learn how
to use in the home for minor illness and first aid.
Classes are held at Lawe Street Wellness. Fee:
$70. Registration is required. Inquiries and registration to or
Sunday, Jan. 3 through Saturday, Jan. 9

8-Week Beginner Pole Courses

Pole exercise is a lot of fun and a fantastically challenging workout. Classes are held by ability level
and are one hour a week for eight weeks. The
cost for a term (8 weeks) is $160 and includes
16 visits: 8 classes and 8 practice sessions. The
first 8-week term for 2016 begins the week of
January 3! In Beginner Pole youll learn multiple
spins, transitions and a cardio dance routine.
We dance in tank tops, shorts, bare feet and
you have your own pole for the entire hour.
Classes are held daily at Aerial Dance in Appleton. For more information or to enroll, go to or call 920-750-1441.
Sunday, Jan. 3 10 a.m.

Burning Bowl Ceremony

Join us for this powerful release of the past
watch it literally go up in flames, and then set intentions for the future. Location: Unity of Appleton, 1800 S. Lawe St., Suite 400, Appleton. For
further information, call 920-739-4823 or visit

Wednesday, Jan. 6 4:30-5:55 p.m.

Saturday, Jan. 9 8:30-9:55 a.m.

Fly to strength, flexibility and confidence! This

course is open to ladies ages 14-17. While using the aerial apparatus silks, hammock and
hoop, each class will cover conditioning to
build strength, active flexibility training, and
lots of fun tricks! The course is eight weeks,
with one 85-minute class per week. The cost
for all 8 sessions is $210. The course is taking place at Aerial Dance in Appleton. For more
information or to enroll your daughter, go to or call 920-750-1441.

Fly to strength, flexibility and confidence! This

course is open to ladies ages 14-17. While using the aerial apparatus silks, hammock and
hoop, each class will cover conditioning to
build strength, active flexibility training, and
lots of fun tricks! The course is eight weeks,
with one 85-minute class per week. The cost
for all 8 sessions is $210. The course is taking place at Aerial Dance in Appleton. For more
information or to enroll your daughter, go to or call 920-750-1441.

Wednesday, Jan. 6 5:30-8:00 p.m.

Friday, Jan. 8 9:30 a.m.-Noon
Wednesday, Jan. 20 5:30-8:00 p.m.

Monday, Jan. 18 6:15 p.m.

8-Week Teenage Aerial Course Begins!

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.
Saturday, 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.

Aerial Dance Pole Exercise..............................................25
CCM Counseling Center................................................43
Cedar Harbor.................................................................11
Chem-Dry of Appleton and Oshkosh..............................39
Community Benefit Tree.................................................36
Coyle Care Management and Counseling......................18
Crystal Pathway.............................................................46
Custom Health Pharmacy...............................................33
Epiphany Law..................................................................2
Family Nutrition Center..................................................38
Forefront Dermatology.....................................................7
Great Harvest Bread Company.......................................37
Great Lakes Relaxation Center.......................................16
Green Bay Integrative Health..........................................17
Healing Way Homeopathy.............................................35
Heavenly Foot Care........................................................32
Lake Park Swim & Fitness...............................................13
Natural Expressions Bakery.............................................15
Natural Healthy Concepts..............................................24

Natures Pathways | January 2016

New Possibilities Integration...........................................17

Nutritional Healing.........................................................45
Orthopedic & Spine Therapy..........................................25
Outagamie County Recycling ........................................19
Pura Vida Yoga..............................................................26
Rejuvenessence mediSpa................................................55
Streus Pharmacy............................................................11
The NEW Dermatology Group........................................27
The Organic Skin............................................................31
Twohig Dental...............................................................56
Unity of Appleton..........................................................12
Valley Thermography, LLC..............................................33
Valley Transit..................................................................27
Vander Wielen Health & Wellness Center.......................30
Winnebago County Dept. of Solid Waste.......................41
Wise Woman Wellness, LLC.............................................3
Wyss Family Clinic of Chiropractic..................................19
YMCA of the Fox Cities..................................................30

8-Week Teenage Aerial Course Begins!

Raising a Superhero Kid Talk Series

Join us as we kick off our talk series, Raising a
Superhero Kid. These talks are aimed at arming
parents with the knowledge to raise a healthy
child in an unhealthy world. Well meet one
Monday per month, January through June, covering topics such as colic, ear infections, vaccines,
autism, ADHD and many more. Talks are held at
Wyss Family Clinic located at 2830 Curry Court,
Green Bay. The cost is FREE, but registration is
required. For more information or to register for
the January 18th talk, call 920-468-4199 or visit
Thursday, Jan. 28 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Ketogenic Diet for

Health and Weight Loss

Pam Wellbrock, author of the Ketogenic Diet for

Health and Weight Loss article in this issue will
teach more about the ketogenic diet for health.
She will introduce the Ketopia Reset Kit for
weight loss. Lose 1/2 to 1 pound a day with this
scientifically validated diet program. Join us and
try tasty sample products. She will also introduce
PowerStrips, a topical pain relief/healing herbal
patch, and BeautyStrips, a kelp facial mask with
an anti-aging serum. These all natural products
are distributed by FGXpress, a fast growing international company. Location: Globe University,
Room 101, 5045 W. Grande Market Drive (just off
of College Ave.), Appleton.

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