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CONTENTS Natural Awakenings Milwaukee | September 2022 Issue







Longevity Strategies that Help Reverse the Aging Process






Natural Strategies Help Halt the Pain



For Improved Immunity, Detox and Overall Health



FOOD DEHYDRATION MADE EASY Best Ways to Preserve the Harvest


How Yoga Practice Keeps Us Young




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The buoyancy of children’s giggles, the hop in their steps, the joyous wonder and fascination that lights up their smiles as they grow: How inspiring it is to recall the awe and fascination that children experience as they interact with the world. Why is that? Why is it so natural for a child to enjoy each day? It’s simple. The world perpetually unfolds for children. Every day, something new is there to appreciate, to experience, to learn. I believe that a tremendous part of our lifelong quest for health, happiness and prosperity comes back to what we knew as kids, before we knew much at all. It is what we innately know and feel as a young child: that there is always something to embrace and appreciate each day. There are ample reasons to be inspired and feel pleasure in this life!

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The catch is, we tend to complicate things. We also build up baggage, challenges, trauma and stress as life goes on, making it easy to see the glass as half empty, both in our internal and external world. Trust me, I’m the first to admit this. I also will say that it’s simple to see the glass as half full, though I won’t pretend that it’s effortless. Imagine what would happen if we put just a little extra effort into remembering to take a BREATH, have FUN, RELAX, be GENEROUS to ourselves and others—to do something that feels GREAT for ourselves, just because we can! We are worthy of enjoying the pleasures of life—large and small. I hope that this Inspired Living issue, coupled with our first Mind, Body, Spirit Directory (page 21), inspires you to take a moment—or a day—for yourself to embrace the ever-unfolding beauty of life. Respect the challenges, embrace the joys and pleasures, treat your body and mind with love and respect, and feel vibrant at every age. To quote Walt Disney, “Adults are only kids grown up anyway.” In health, happiness and prosperity, Jordan Peschek, RN-BSN, Publisher

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Return Home: The Echoes Resound Book and CD Launch Concert Meet musician and author Ann Ruane as she performs her newly released CD, Return Home: The Echoes Resound, at 7 p.m. on September 23 at the Sharon Lynne Wilson Center for the Arts, in Brookfield. Attendees can learn about the original compositions, the connections to the books and about Ruane herself. Ruane will perform the entire collection of pieces recently released on Return Home: The Echoes Resound. The poems and prayers that make up the lyrics or mood of the pieces are from her previous release, Book 1 of Fall in Love With the Whispers of Your Heart; Books 2 and 3 in the series were released in September and will also be discussed. Merchandise will be available for sale following the performance, including exclusive deals accessible only at the concert. Location: 3270 Mitchell Park Dr., Brookfield. For more information, visit See ad on page 25.

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MKE Yoga + Wellness, a branch of MKE Yoga Social, will hold a grand opening from 3 to 8:30 p.m., September 10. Attendees will receive early-bird pricing and savings on single sessions, wellness services and memberships. The first 10 people that sign up for a new membership will receive a new Jade yoga mat and Urbal Tea starter kit (a $150 value). MKE Yoga + Wellness offers a variety of yoga classes, including the lunch special: Yoga + Juiced!, Tea Wind-Down, Candlelit Gentle Slow Flows and restorative yoga. Reiki, massage, acupuncture, sound bath and other healing modalities are also available. The studio features a wide variety of yoga props to make the practice more accessible and to encourage all bodies to practice. Jade yoga mats are available to use free of charge. Those interested can sign up for all offerings through the MKE Yoga Social app. Location: 735 N. Water St., Ste. 728, Milwaukee. For more information, visit See ad on page 33.

Natural Escape Wellness Accepting New Clients for Colon Hydrotherapy

The Massage Therapy School at Everyday Bliss Yoga + Massage is accepting new students for the current school year. Classes begin at 10 a.m. September 7 and are held weekly every Monday, Wednesday and Friday through July 26, 2023. Students will receive quality instruction in order to successfully prepare for the rapidly expanding field of massage E V E RY D AY B L I S S therapy. Y O G A + M A S S A G E

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Master certified colon hydrotherapist, licensed massage therapist and licensed clinical aesthetician Chandra Houser is accepting new clients at Natural Escape Wellness. Houser believes that optimal health begins with a healthy gut. Colonics, which helps promote gut health, can relieve constipation and promote proper digestion and elimination of waste, preventing infection and inflammation. Colon hydrotherapy is a natural and gentle way to improve one’s digestive system and treat problems with eliminating waste. Natural Escape Wellness features an open design system with ozone therapy, a system chosen by the finest medical spas and integrative centers worldwide. Natural Escape Wellness will offer two additional colonic systems this fall. They also accommodate massage, facials, enema options, self-care treatment, nutritional support and more. Location: 11203 N. Buntrock Rd., Ste. 102, Mequon. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 262-895-5078 or visit See ad on page 24.

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Licensed professional counselor Claudia Moreno of Moreno Therapy merges traditional and non-traditional practices into her counseling services. Hypnotherapy is an optimal modality for achieving personal growth. The foundation of hypnotherapy is grounded in promoting the natural process for achieving a relaxed frame of mind. “This level of consciousness does not equal a sleep state, but rather aligns to a meditative one,” Moreno explains. “A relaxed state provides a sense of relief and supports the transition when addressing challenges that arise. In addition, it makes for productive advancement toward personal growth.”

Midwest Women’s Herbal presents the sixth annual Mycelium Mysteries Conference celebrating flora, fauna and fungi, from September 23 through 25, at Camp Helen Brachman. There will also be several pre-conference events, including forays and all-day workshops. As possibly the only woman-focused mushroom conference in the world, Mycelium Mysteries focuses on mushrooms as the grandmothers of our ecosystem, and celebrates women’s voices from the world of mycology, personal growth and the healing arts. The keynote speaker is New York Times bestselling author Suzanne Simard, author of Finding the Mother Tree. She will share the relevance of her work to those that love mushrooms, trees and community building, with advice for women interested in pursuing science as a career. Others will speak on the significance of lichens in the environment, mushroom identification, mushroom foraging, growing and cooking with mushrooms, making art and medicine with mushrooms, using mushrooms for health and healing and personal growth, mycelium as a metaphor, and more. While gathering in community, sharing knowledge, singing together and eating delicious food prepared from scratch by Dani Lind and her crew from Rooted Spoon Catering, the women attending are nourished and deeply connected to each other and to the Earth through mycelium.

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School of Sound and Healing Launches Certificate Program at Angel Light The School of Sound and Healing, located at Angel Light Center for the Healing Arts, in Elm Grove, is offering a four-month, fast-track program that will allow students to earn a certificate as a sound practitioner. The accelerated learning program is taught over the weekends October 7 through 9; November 4 through 6; and December 2 through 4; and January 6 through 8, 2023. Students will have the opportunity to learn the skills necessary to incorporate sound therapy for peace, relaxation and healing of the self and others, as well as to incorporate the information and experience gained through the program into a current career in the emerging field of sound healing. Cost: $350 per weekend. If the four-weekend course is paid in full prior to October 7, the total cost is reduced by 10 percent to $1,260. Location: 13300 Watertown Plank Rd., Elm Grove. For more information, call 262-787-3001, email or visit See ad on page 23. 10

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Integrative Health & Wellness Brookfield Relocates to Waukesha

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Amanda Zagrodnik and Katie Smyczek, nutritionists and owners of Integrative Health & Wellness, have moved their Brookfield office to a spacious new location: Unit 600 at 21075 Swenson Drive, in Waukesha. Now located in a prominent spot one mile west of The Corners of Brookfield, the move allows them to open another smoothie bar. “We already serve smoothies at our Mequon location, and we can’t wait to offer these to our clients in Waukesha as well,” says Smyczek. Zagrodnik and Smyczek each have a master’s degree in nutrition. They specialize in personalized nutrition programs, body composition analysis, food sensitivity testing and lab testing. They work one-on-one with their clients to help them reach their health goals. Amanda Zagrodnik and Katie Smyczek

Join registered nurse Trish Beckman of Casa Calm wellness center for an informative evening about Casa Calm Cleanse, a seven-day, core-restoring, ortho-molecular cleanse. The event, which takes place at 6 p.m., September 8, will explain the program’s three light-bed sessions, the before-and-after body composition analysis, measurements, pictures and nutritional counseling. Early registrants can receive a discount on the program and pay only $235 ($250 at the event). Casa Calm is a unique space of respite for the mind, body and soul. It includes meditation space, brain tapping, sound healing, HeartMath, massage chair, ozone sauna and several other opportunities that support relaxation, rejuvenation, detoxification, lymph drainage, plus anxiety and stress relief.

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Total Health Nutrition Center Helps Parents Prepare for Back-to-School Wellness Total Health Nutrition Center is dedicating the month of September to children’s health. Parents and their children can stop in for free samples, speak with professionals for guidance on products and services, and attend a free seminar on neurofeedback and optimal brain function at 6 p.m. on September 15. Neurofeedback (also called biofeedback) is a drug-free, non-invasive technique that images the brain in real time. Many psychological issues are associated with abnormal brainwave patterns. Neurofeedback can help retrain unhealthy brainwaves, often improving or even eliminating symptoms of psychological issues.

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spent notebooks or last year’s pens and pencils. A little elbow grease and TLC can refurbish old lunchboxes and backpacks— also affording an opportunity to teach kids how to repair and extend the life of items.

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Pack a Waste-Free, Non-Toxic Lunch Avoid anything plastic, including single-use water bottles and Ziploc bags. Reusable, stainless steel, food and drink containers, as well as lightweight, reusable bamboo utensils, are ideal. Homemade, whole and bulk foods are healthier and much more Earth-friendly compared to prepackaged snacks that are usually wrapped in plastic and jam-packed with sugar and other unhealthy ingredients.

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Revitalize Physical Therapy PUTS WOMEN FIRST

by Sheila Julson After working in several different physical therapy clinics, Dr. Brenda Heinecke recognized a need in the industry. She envisioned a practice that would offer a more personalized approach while providing more care options specific to women’s needs. That motivated her to form Revitalize Physical Therapy, which has quickly grown and transitioned into one of the largest women’s health and physical therapy clinics in the Milwaukee area. Heinecke and her staff offer care for women of all ages and all stages of life. Many of her patients are dealing with pelvic floor issues such as incontinence, painful intercourse, prolapse, pelvic pain and athletic injuries. The clinic’s fertility treatment plans help women with conception, and there is also a specialized plan for women transitioning into menopause. “Women’s health care is all we do,” affirms Heinecke. “Our goal is to change how women receive health care throughout the various stages of their life by providing a unique, proven program—Revitalize Remedy.” The program provides faster results with long-lasting success, Heinecke explains. “Therapists use a customized treatment plan with three phases of rehabilitation that also integrates treatment for the different nutrition, lifestyle and physical factors that cause pelvic floor issues.” She emphasizes that women’s health care is not a one-size-fits-all approach, and individuality is recognized at Revitalize Physical Therapy. She encourages patients to be their own advocates and follow their instincts. If something isn’t working, she advises that 16

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STRIVING FOR BETTER OUTCOMES Heinecke, who has a doctorate in physical therapy from Northwestern University, continued her education to become a pelvic floor specialist and certified strength and conditioning specialist, and is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association. She considers it her personal mission to help transform the lives of as many women as possible. “Every day, I feel so grateful to be able to help women live healthy, active lives and provide them with relief from their issues—especially women who have tried several other treatment options or who have suffered for years,” she says. “Those results motivate me to do my best every day.” Heinecke has completed a prenatal research study on the effects of pelvic floor physical therapy during pregnancy and the outcomes on delivery. She emphasizes that it is the first study of its kind in this realm and will be the stepping stone for changing the current treatment recommendations for pregnant women. She will have the opportunity to present this research to her peers at The American Physical Therapy Association Combined Sections Meeting in order to help enhance and advance the profession. Going forward, Heinecke strives to provide an innovative experience for women’s health care so they get the care they deserve. That path includes continued collaboration with other healthcare professionals to address factors that cause dysfunction. “Women have unique factors that should be addressed in their care, such as menstrual cycle, hormone factors and specific physiology in order to get to the root cause of issues. By addressing these, women will also experience better overall health and wellbeing for many years to come,” she concludes. “Ultimately, our vision is to provide the change in health care that we need in order to better serve our clients.” Revitalize Physical Therapy is located at 11951 W. Janesville Rd., Ste. E, Hales Corners, and 530 N. 108th Pl., Ste. 200, Wauwatosa. For more information, call 414-331-2323 or visit See ad on page 31.




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GROWING YOUNGER Longevity Strategies that Help Reverse the Aging Process by Marlaina Donato Longevity, a human quest through the ages, is now a hot topic among scientific researchers that assert there has never been a better time to maximize our potential for metabolic renewal. Biological age—the state of our health at the cellular level—is in the spotlight, as are the anti-aging benefits of science-supported phytonutrients, cell-rejuvenating foods and safe, non-surgical, stem cell procedures. Functional medicine, with its focus on the biology-based root causes of disease, is also a rising star in the arena of age reversal. No matter which path we follow to aging vibrantly, the most inspiring takeaway is that lifestyle, not genes, determines destiny. “On average in the United States, the last 16 years of life are spent with multiple diagnoses and on multiple medications. We are giving our hard-earned money to pharmacies, hospitals and nursing facilities,” says Kara Fitzgerald, a naturopathic doctor in Newtown, Connecticut, and the author of Younger You: Reduce Your Bio Age and Live Longer, Better. She and other researchers contrast “lifespan”, the years from birth to death, to “healthspan”, the years spent in good health free of age-related disease and disability. “Lifespan is not necessarily healthspan, and we can change that,” she says.

Until recently, age was determined by the year on our birth certificate, but “bio age” is the new number to pay attention to. It might not only predict health outcomes down the road, but also add years to our lives. In groundbreaking work in 2017, anti-aging researcher Steven Horvath at the University of California, Los Angeles, used algorithms to calculate biological age on the basis of how extensively our genome is modified by a process called DNA methylation. Researchers are now understanding what factors can turn on positive gene expressions and turn off those that may activate life-threatening diseases. “Bio age is how fast our bodies are aging, and aging is the main risk factor for all diseases, including Type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, dementia and neurodegenerative disorders,” says Fitzgerald, noting that only 10 to 20 percent of longevity outcomes are genetic. 18

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Fitzgerald and her team drove this point home with the first randomized, controlled study on the power of lifestyle and diet to turn back the biological age clock. Based upon functional medicine, the program enrolled 18 healthy men between ages 50 and 72 in a target group and 20 in a control group. Those in the target group ate a nutrient-rich diet, slept seven hours a night, practiced relaxation techniques and took supplemental probiotics and phytonutrients. They ate only between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m., exercised for at least 30 minutes five days a week, avoided sweets and consumed two cups of dark, leafy, greens and three cups each of cruciferous vegetables and colorful vegetables daily, as well as six ounces of animal protein. The results, published last year in the journal Aging, showed that three years of bio age were reduced in the target group in just eight weeks compared to the control group. “What we eat, our stress load and our response to it, the quality of the air we breathe and if we exercise are all drivers or reducers of our bio age. Knowing this, we absolutely need to take responsibility for our lives,” says Fitzgerald. This bio age reversal is good news when we look at the grim statistics. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the American Cancer Society, approximately 610,000 people die of heart disease in this country each year and more than 600,000 Americans are predicted to succumb to cancer this year alone.

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THE TRIFECTA OF ACID, INFLAMMATION AND STRESS Chronic systemic inflammation is now understood to be the physiological springboard for most diseases ranging from cancer to depression, but its connection to uric acid is critical in producing free radicals that accelerate aging. “Unfortunately, most doctors look upon uric acid solely as a risk marker for gout. We now


MOLECULAR MAGIC Harvard genetics professor David Sinclair, author of the seminal Lifespan: Why We Age—And Why We Don’t Have To, discovered antioxidant-rich resveratrol in grapes in 2003. Since then, he and other researchers have found additional compounds with the ability to activate longevity pathways. Nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NAD, or B3), a coenzyme involved in many metabolic processes essential to life, has been shown to rejuvenate aging mice, increasing energy-producing mitochondria in the cells and fortifying muscle mass. The body makes less NAD as we age, but research suggests that intermittent fasting, exercise and heat saunas can stimulate this youth-preserving molecule. NADboosting supplements are also on the market, but consuming foods like naturally fermented sauerkraut, raw milk, nutritional yeast and pumpkin seeds is also a good strategy. SIRT6, an enzyme in close relationship with NAD and responsible for many molecular anti-aging processes, including DNA repair, is abundant in seaweeds, especially the strain Fucus vesiculosus, commonly known as bladder wrack. Research published in the journal Marine Drugs in 2017 indicates bladder wrack’s anti-inflammatory and anti-tumoral properties, as well as its potential to protect the liver and normalize high blood sugar and blood pressure. Fisetin, a powerful flavonoid found in certain foods like strawberries, peaches, apples, persimmons, tomatoes, onions and cucumbers, rivals ever-beneficial quercetin. Research published last year in the European Journal of Pharmacology cites fisetin’s

recognize that uric acid serves as a powerful signal in the body to prepare for food and water scarcity,” says neurologist David Perlmutter, author of The New York Times bestseller Grain Brain and the recent Drop Acid, a guide to lowering uric acid in the body. “Uric acid levels above 5.5 milligrams per decilitre trigger the body to raise the blood pressure, increase the blood sugar, become insulin-resistant and increase the formation and storage of body fat,” he says. “Central to regaining metabolic health and reducing risk for metabolic conditions like Alzheimer’s disease, coronary artery disease and Type 2 diabetes is reining in uric acid.” Chronic, unmanaged stress is a major factor in physical and mental decline due to elevated levels of cortisol. “Stress threatens the health and diversity of our gut bacteria, leading to increased

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In a study published in Cancer Discovery, researchers at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center reported that vitamin E can enhance immunotherapy responses in cancer patients by stimulating the activity of dendritic cells in tumors. Combing the records of patients with melanoma, breast, colon and kidney cancers that were being treated with immunotherapy, they found that taking vitamin E improved survival times and boosted treatment responses. In laboratory work, the researchers demonstrated that vitamin E directly binds and blocks the activity of the SHP1 checkpoint protein in dendritic cells, which primes T cells for an anti-tumor immune response. “This study broadens our understanding of factors that can influence responses to immunotherapies,” says author Dihua Yu, M.D., Ph.D. Unlike chemotherapy, which acts directly on cancerous tumors, immunotherapy treats patients by revitalizing their immune system and “teaching” it how to identify and destroy cancer cells.

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Age-related macular degeneration (AMD), the most common cause of blindness in older Americans, became less of a threat in 1996 when the national Age-Related Eye Disease Study (AREDS) verified that certain nutrients—beta-carotene, vitamin C, vitamin E, copper and zinc—slowed its progression. But after other studies showed a link between beta-carotene and lung cancer, it was removed from the formula. Two carotenoids found in the retina—lutein and zeaxanthin—were added, and the formula was rebranded as AREDS2. In a new, 10-year, follow-up study by the National Eye Institute (NEI), AREDS2 was found to reduce late AMD symptoms an additional 20 percent compared to the original formula. “This 10-year data confirms that not only is the new formula safer, it’s actually better at slowing AMD progression,” says Emily Chew, M.D., lead author of the study and director of the NEI Division of Epidemiology and Clinical Application. 20

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gut permeability, a central mechanism underlying widespread inflammation, which is the cornerstone of all chronic degenerative conditions,” says Perlmutter. “Those conditions as a category are ranked by the World Health Organization as the number one cause of death on our planet today.” Fitzgerald concurs, “Excessive inflammation—an imbalanced immune response—accelerates the aging process, and it increases with stress. Stress is the gasoline on the fire of aging.” Eating to reduce inflammation is key, and there is power on our plates when we add some of Fitzgerald’s longevity boosters like turmeric, green tea, shitake mushrooms, wild-caught salmon, eggs, liver and sunflower seeds. A study last year in Experimental Gerontology reported that the amino acid L-theanine, found particularly in green tea, reduced oxidative stress, liver degeneration and inflammatory responses in aging rats.

No matter which path we follow to aging vibrantly, the most inspiring takeaway is that lifestyle, not genes, determines destiny. RADICAL RENEWAL WITHOUT SURGERY In the daily survival game, the body’s stem cells generate specialized cells to replace those throughout the body that are damaged and dying. This ongoing repair process slows down as we advance in years, but cutting-edge procedures offer new hope for conditions ranging from arthritis to age-related brain fog. “Stem cells improve DNA methylation and telomere length, and result in a reduced physiologic age compared to your chronologic age,” says Chadwick Prodromos, a Chicago-based, board-certified orthopedic surgeon and the founder of the Prodromos Stem Cell Institute, in Antigua. “Joint replacements are offered quite liberally nowadays, but most of our patients with severe arthritis who were offered joint replacements do well in our care without them for virtually any joint in the body.” Prodromos and his team combine umbilical cord-derived stem cell treatment (non-embryonic/ fetal) with specially selected nutritional supplements and in some patients, platelet-rich plasma and hyaluronic acid injections. Even with exciting advances in the promotion of long life, experts are unanimous in stressing that going into our golden years disease-free begins and ends with individual lifestyle choices, starting with what we put in our mouths. “Diet is the most critical variable in terms of our metabolic destiny. It’s been said that a person can’t exercise away a poor diet, and there’s great wisdom in this statement,” says Perlmutter. “While stem cell treatment has been quite effective, it is important to remember that avoiding chemicals in the environment, exercising vigorously and maintaining a low BMI [body mass index] are clearly the most important factors in good health,” advises Prodromos. Marlaina Donato is an author, composer and painter. Connect at

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Acupuncture stimulates the body’s energy and blood flow, giving a “wake-up call” to the endocrine, immune and nervous systems so that the body will perform better and become stronger. Because acupuncture helps balance the body, it can help with inflammation-based health issues, such as women’s pre-menopausal and menopausal health concerns, digestive imbalances, depression, anxiety and insomnia. Acupuncture cannot cure cancer nor correct musculoskeletal misalignments, but it can help reduce the pain caused by misalignments. DR. AYAKO MIZUNO, OWNER OF PLUMERIA ACUPUNCTURE

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Do you care for a loved one while juggling career or family, feel anxious, uncertain, or overwhelmed? We offer mental wellness services such as therapy, coaching, yoga, and reiki from a creative and integrative approach to help you move from surviving to thriving. Call to learn more today.


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Holistic Health Practitioner, AADP N4147 W Water St, Sullivan 920-650-7674 Jack Cincotta, Holistic Health Practitioner (AADP), M.S. Psychology, specializes in helping others overcome anxiety, depression and related issues through holistic and natural approaches.


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8-wk online meditation course. I am a certified resiliency mentor with The HeartMath Institute. Wonderful dynamics, humor, sharing and empathy arise amongst the participants. I help people unveil the radiance of their heart and spirit, in a manner which serves our collective thriving. I teach several meditation practices, learned over 27 yrs. There is a body scan, shadow work and tips on activism. To sign up, message me. Free; donations of $250 accepted.


Ben Katt East Side/Shorewood | Learn a simple, effortless meditation technique you can practice anywhere. Stress less. Sleep better. Deepen your purpose. A non-religious approach, perfect if you’ve never meditated or think you’re too restless to meditate. Coaching and corporate offerings available. Visit website for details.


Chandra Houser, LMT, CCH 11203 N Buntrock Rd, Mequon, WI 53092 262-895-5078 | At Natural Escape, we believe colon cleansing is the key to optimal health. We offer a one-ofa-kind approach to whole-body cleansing for long term wellness. Priority services include open-system colonic hydrotherapy with ozone and red light plus infrared therapy. Our focus is opening the body’s pathways to naturally detoxify the liver, bloodstream and kidneys while providing a release for mind, body and soul.


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Holly Bilicki 262-641-7538 Authentic Beauty requires you to look within. Holly is a beauty Transformation Coach®.She helps women build a healthier life to be beautiful inside and out. Visit website for details.


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Reiki is very gentle and releases old patterns and stored emotions, bringing greater peace, love and joy to the body and mind. It is a high-vibrational energy of love, healing on a very deep level.

Reiki (pronounced “Ray-Key”) is Japanese for universal life force energy. It is a simple, but very powerful healing technique and aids your body’s natural abilities to remove energetic blocks and heal. Reiki can be used to aid in the treatment of conditions such as anxiety, depression, chronic pain, Chrohn’s disease, fatigue, and many more. We are excited to be accepting new clients for short-term or long-term needs. MYLES HECIMOVICH, INFINITY MKE


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& MYOFASCIAL Benefits of Massage Muscle Relief: It reduces muscle tension and pain resulting from accidents or injuries or due to conditions such as carpal tunnel syndrome, chronic back pain, headaches, osteoarthritis and stress. Immune System: It promotes relaxation and enhances the immune system.​ Anxiety: It helps to decrease anxiety and depression for those with symptoms. Pregnancy Relief: It assists with shorter, easier labor for expectant mothers.​ Athletes: It helps athletes at all levels to get ready for and recover from the physical and psychological demands of their particular sports.


Debbie Conklyn 850 Elm Grove Rd, Ste 16, Elm Grove 414-426-9697 Massage modalities offered: cupping, guasha, kineseotaping, prenatal, Yomassage and trigger point therapy. Helping you manage your pain or stress is my top priority.

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4028 S Howell Ave, Milwaukee 7216 W North Ave, Wauwatosa 414-231-9326 | | Infinity offers medical massage, reiki and hypnotherapy to help you relax, stimulate the immune system and activate the body’s innate ability to heal. Open 7 days per week at two convenient locations, by appointment only.


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Specialized Therapy Services began in 2002 providing comprehensive MFR treatment programs. Currently it is the only private MFR clinic accepting multiple insurance plans including Medicare.


4406 S 68th St, #102, Greenfield 414-543-0855 Tony Grimm, LMT since 2007; expert-level JFB Myofascial Release therapist. MFR is the most effective treatment to eliminate or reduce pain using gentle pressure to get lasting results.

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In addition to targeted nutrition programs and quality supplements, our passionate team of experts offers an array of holistic and natural health services to help you feel your best every day. Boost mood. Increase energy. Decrease pain. Feel better.

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You don’t always need a plan. Sometimes you just need to go to a yoga class.

Jesse Masche 2445 N Farwell Ave, Milwaukee 414-915-7100 | | We make available the best possible supportive Pilates experience for all humans. To create a unique health and fitness boutique to strengthen and empower individuals. We have the best team of instructors. And it’s pretty!




414-369-2259 | MKE Hot Yoga Collective is a division of MKE Yoga Social and partners with Bikram Yoga Heights, a local womanowned business, to bring you the healing magic of Hot Yoga.


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In 1967, Tao Porchon-Lynch left a successful Hollywood career as a model and actress to become a full-time yogi in her 50s. At age 87, she added ballroom dancing to her list of passions and at 93, she landed in the Guinness World Records as the oldest yoga teacher on the planet. She continued to teach a weekly yoga class just days before her death at age 101. “I love seeing students realize what is possible,” Porchon-Lynch said in an interview, and her words are an added incentive to reap the many benefits of a regular yoga practice at any age. Whether it involves getting down on a mat or practicing modified poses with the use of a chair, yoga helps us to stay nimble, manage stress, reduce symptoms of depression and tame high blood pressure. Yoga has been around for thousands of years for good reason, and health organizations like the Johns Hopkins Arthritis Center are now recommending the healing modality for a better quality of life.



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“What I learned is that we need four essential physical skills to navigate through life as we age—strength, flexibility, balance and agility—and we get that from yoga. We can find independence in our everyday life, and we don’t need a vigorous yoga class to do that,” says Ruth Pipitone, a gentle yoga instructor at various studios and senior centers in Northeastern Pennsylvania. For those that only associate the practice with youthful bodies and hip yoga gear, yoga is a full-spectrum practice. “Anyone can do yoga—gentle yoga, chair yoga and even wheelchair yoga.”

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THE BREATH OF NOW The keystone of all yoga practice is working with the breath, an action that is naturally compromised by just getting out of bed and into the day’s challenges. “Most adults breathe from their chest. That’s where we activate the stress response of fight, flight or freeze. We need to use the lower lungs, too, so we can activate the parasympathetic nervous system to find calm,” says Pipitone. Blair, who specializes in helping others to find emotional equilibrium after trauma, concurs: “The nervous system is symbiotic with the breath, and vice versa. A long, deep inhale and a long, slow exhale can act as an immediate elixir for the nervous system to recognize that, in that moment, we are okay.” She has taught groups of people, some in wheelchairs and hospital beds, and she “still experienced the entire room shift when breathing together. As long as we are able to consciously notice breath, we can do yoga.” No matter how many trips we take around the sun, tapping into the life force can give us a new perspective. “I use asana (yoga poses) to examine my thoughts and feelings and to find introspection to examine what is happening with myself physically, as well as mentally and emotionally,” says Pipitone. “You become more mindful of what you need to carry with you and what you don’t need to carry with you.” In essence, we deepen as we age, and yoga can meet us on a multidimensional level. “Yoga does not have to mean poses. Possibilities are infinite, and adaptations are unlimited, based upon our needs,” says Blair. Connect with Maya Whitman at

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According to a 2016 study of 227 participants reported in the journal Topics in Geriatric Rehabilitation, just 12 minutes of daily gentle yoga over 10 years improved bone mineral density in the spine and upper legs. About four in five participants had osteoporosis or osteopenia (low bone density), indicating that yoga is a good strategy for the 10 million Americans over the age of 50 with osteoporosis and the 44 million with osteopenia. For Terecita “Ti” Blair, yoga offered a new way of life after a catastrophic automobile accident in 2009. The Denver-based trauma and resilience educator and 2017 SilverSneakers Instructor of the Year says, “Virtually any style or type of yoga can appeal and work well for you today, but not tomorrow. Therefore real ‘yoga’ is about adaptability, and yes, those of us with compromised joints, immune systems, pain, disability and illness can absolutely benefit from yoga.” Those with conditions ranging from cancer to Parkinson’s disease can reap benefits from an appropriate yoga environment. In 2021, a meta-analysis of 12 studies published in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health found that yoga can increase muscle strength, mobility, balance and lower body flexibility in mature adults. An older study from Temple University showed that Iyengar yoga can improve balance and prevent falls in women over 65 years old.

These days, it seems almost normal to forget what you were doing just five minutes ago. As we age, we sometimes forget the little things, but there is a way that we can improve our memory. Physical activity and other lifestyle changes can increase longevity and youthfulness, but what may be surprising to hear is that what you put on your plate can affect your brain health—including mental clarity, focus, cognition, mood, memory and more. R e s e a r c h b y Nature Reviews Neuroscience published on PubMed Central in 2010 has shown that certain nutrients can boost memory and prevent or delay dementia. Evidence has shown that the Mediterranean diet is not just great for heart health, but it can also boost your brain health. Some of the foods included in this diet are fish, nuts, seeds, chicken, coconut oil, olive oil, leafy greens and citrus fruit. The nutrients choline, omega-3 (DHA), curcumin, saturated fats, flavonoids, vitamin B6 and B12, vitamin E, vitamin C, and the minerals calcium, zinc, selenium, copper and iron are great for improving memory. Physical exercise is another important ingredient for preserving your memory and improving your overall health. Remember, exercise does not have to be hard work, it can be fun. Some fun activities you can add to your lifestyle include bike riding, walking with a friend, jogging with the dog, roller skating, playing volleyball, playing kick ball with the kiddos, enjoying a game of golf and anything that gets you up and moving. Many of these can do double duty, allowing you to make precious memories with your friends and loved ones while improving your health and memory. LaDonna Gladney, NDTR, CPT, and the owner of DonnaFit4Life LLC, is a registered nutrition and dietetic technician, as well as a certified fitness trainer. Born and raised in Milwaukee, her passion is to help the community become healthy through nutrition and fitness. For more information or to pick up a Mediterranean meal plan, visit or email To read the article sourced, visit See ad on page 27.

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by Carrie Jackson

Headaches are one of the most common pain conditions in the world. According to the Cleveland Clinic, up to 75 percent of adults have had a headache in the past year. While symptoms vary in scope and intensity, understanding the underlying cause of a headache can lead to better treatment outcomes. Most headaches can be treated holistically, and lifestyle modifications can be key to lasting relief. There are more than 150 types of headaches, with the most common being tension, migraine and cluster. Migraine attacks, which according to the Migraine Research Foundation affect 12 percent of people in the U.S., are about three times more common in women than in men. Classic symptoms, which can be mild to severe, include throbbing or pounding pain located in the sinuses, forehead, back of the head or one of the temples.

TRIGGERS Migraine can be triggered by changes in the weather, fatigue, stress, anxiety, insufficient sleep, dehydration and hormonal changes, according to the American Migraine Founda36

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tion. Headaches can also be provoked by certain allergens, such as cigarette smoke, exposure to harsh chemicals in cleaning or beauty products, mold, dust, caffeine, alcohol and fermented foods. According to Alexander Feoktistov, M.D., Ph.D., founder of the Synergy Integrative Headache Center, in Chicago, many headaches are caused by some form of stress. “Both physical and emotional stress can manifest with headaches. These are often triggered by changes in a routine or schedule, which throws the body’s regulatory rhythm off. Skipping meals, varying

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your sleep patterns and exercising inconsistently can all confuse the body and lead to a headache, varying in intensity from dull and distracting to severe and debilitating,” he explains.


bath to stimulate blood flow away from the head to the rest of the body.”

DON’T FORGET EXERCISE Renee also suggests maintaining a regular exercise routine to ward off headaches. “The less active someone is, the tighter their muscles are and the more likely they will experience headaches. Make sure to get out for a walk every day, or try running to keep the body and mind moving. Yoga is another great activity as a mindfulness practice that decreases stress and also keeps the body moving to eliminate tension.”

While not completely understood, mental stress and anxiety can also be a trigger. “The mind-body connection is fierce,” says Christina P. Kantzavelos, a licensed clinical social worker who specializes in chronic illness and pain at Begin Within Today, in San Diego. “It’s important to keep in mind that pain literally originates SUPPLEMENTS HELP in the brain. I use a Constructed Aware- Nutritional supplements can also be ness approach with clients and bring cu- helpful, Renee says. “Increasing nutrients riosity to the pain they are experiencing, such as magnesium, coenzyme Q-10 and including headaches. What thoughts and riboflavin can help minimize pain. Before emotions are coming up when they focus stocking up on supplements, be sure to on the pain?” she says. “Physical symp- consult with a holistic practitioner to make toms are sure you are often the Most headaches can be treated making the m a n i f e s - holistically, and lifestyle modifications wisest and tation or safest secan be key to lasting relief. tangible lections for evidence you. Many of what is going on in your unconscious nutrients can be found in common foods mind. Our bodies become stronger or like dark chocolate, leafy greens, seeds weaker, depending on our emotional state. and nuts, meat, fatty fish and legumes.” Fear, self-criticism and invalidating the self can be the root of a headache.” GOOD PRACTICES

TRY ACUPUNCTURE OR ACUPRESSURE Evidence suggests that acupuncture is effective in relieving the pain of headaches by changing the flow of energy, increasing blood circulation, releasing endorphins and relaxing muscles. Acupressure and other techniques can be done anywhere, says chiropractor and acupuncturist Michele Renee, director of integrative care at Northwestern Health Sciences University, in Bloomington, Minnesota. “The best acupressure point for headaches is the soft skin in-between the thumb and pointer finger. Massage it for 20 to 30 seconds at a time to relieve pain or hold it for 10 seconds,” she says. “Migraines are caused by vascular dilation in the head, so I recommend putting your hands and feet in hot water or taking a

Feoktistov recommends that patients experiencing headaches start with lifestyle modifications and over-the-counter meds such as ibuprofen. “Practice good sleep hygiene, stay hydrated by drinking water and minimizing caffeine, and introduce meditation as a way of focusing on what’s physically and emotionally going on in your body,” he says. “If headaches disrupt your daily routine, are severe or frequent and/ or poorly controlled with over-the-counter medications, it’s time to seek help from a headache specialist or other medical professional who can work with you on a path to healing.” Carrie Jackson is a Chicago-based writer and frequent contributor to Natural Awakenings magazine. Connect at

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Lymphatic Drainage Treatment FOR IMPROVED IMMUNITY, DETOX AND OVERALL HEALTH by Jennifer Hruz It’s no secret that the human body is up against a lot. It seems like words such as “toxins” are more and more prevalent. All the while, stress, colds, flus, autoimmune issues, and bacterial and viral infections are more commonplace. Everyone’s immune system will react differently based on their unique body, lifestyle, stressors, etc., in response to these threats, and as a result, the impact will also present differently from person to person. With all this uncertainty, there’s one factor that’s certain: the influential role of the lymphatic system over the functions of other systems within the body, including and especially the immune system. Therefore, the lymphatic system is a key component of the body’s overall health. The lymphatic system creates a filter for all of the waste products, toxins and mutant cells that leave the bloodstream. The lymphoid organs produce lymphocytes (a type of white blood cell) which are deployed and attack threats to the body. According to ClevelandClinic. org, “Lymphocytes help your body’s immune system fight cancer and foreign viruses and bacteria (antigens).” You may have heard of T-cells and B-cells: those are types of lymphocytes. When the lymphatic system is functioning optimally, it is on-task detoxing the body of threats quite efficiently. 38

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This concept may be more familiar than you realize. Most of us have experienced tender or “swollen glands” when we’re first noticing that we’re feeling a little off. Those glands are really lymph nodes within the lymphatic system collecting the threat—whether toxins, infections, viruses, or some other waste—and deploying lymphocytes, essentially enabling the body’s immune response. Because the lymphatic system has no “pump” of its own (like the heart does in the circulatory system), it requires regular muscle movement and physical activity to work properly. If we are inactive, the system can become slow and overwhelmed as it works through the backlog, and the body may need to store waste and toxins. It will store them first in the lymph nodes, then in other parts of the body if the stores toxins are not flushed out. If too many toxins are stored in the body, it can cause a whole host of health issues, such as when a new threat enters the picture: The lymphatic system may be able to do its job, but likely it is not doing so at top strength. There are many ways of empowering the lymphatic system to keep functioning at full steam to ensure that the nodes are clear and the system is flowing. A process called lymphatic drainage is highly effective in doing just this in a focused, intensive session, and can be done manually or by vacuum RF (machine-assisted radio frequency). In addition to supporting the immune system, a lymphatic drainage treatment may further facilitate a detox process, therefore reducing fluid in the body and creating a slimming effect; supporting digestive function; reducing brain fog while improving mood; and increasing energy (though this may have a delayed effect depending on the level of toxicity the system is up against). While every single body is different and each person should check with their provider about their own situation, lymphatic drainage treatments are an excellent way to keep one’s system ready to spring into action should a threat enter the picture. This is an especially exciting treatment in terms of healing and recovery. People experiencing trouble after a surgery, a procedure or during treatment for

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Food Dehydration Made Easy BEST WAYS TO PRESERVE THE HARVEST by Sheila Julson

ALMOST ANYTHING CAN BE DEHYDRATED Many types of food can be dehydrated, including fruit, veggies, meat, fish, herbs and nuts. “It’s easier to say what can’t be dehydrated,” Cancler says. “The general rule is you don’t want to dehydrate food that has a high fat content, such as fatty meats or avocados.” They go rancid quickly during storage. While there are dehydrated, high-fat foods sold commercially such as cheese, peanut butter and eggs, these are processed using special equipment and techniques that can’t be copied in a home kitchen. Sliced strawberries, chopped onions or celery are good foods for beginners. “People tend to throw those foods away a lot. They buy them and don’t use it all up before they spoil. Dehydrate leftover strawberries for snacks and dehydrate vegetables to use in soups or stews,” Cancler suggests.


Drying food is the oldest known method of food preservation. Middle and Far Eastern cultures have used the sun and wind to dry foods since 12,000 B.C., according to the National Center for Home Food Preservation (NCHFP). Today, the easy availability of food dehydrators offers a convenient way to preserve the fall harvest. When done correctly, dehydrating food is a safe method for maintaining its original state, says Tracey Brigman, NCHFP associate director and University of Georgia clinical assistant professor. “Dehydrators remove the water content in foods, resulting in a low risk of bacteria and spoilage.” Unlike other food preservation methods such as canning or fermenting, dehydrating food does not require lots of special equipment, tools or skill. “Dehydrating food is super easy to do,” says Carole Cancler, the Hawaii-based author of the Complete Dehydrator Cookbook. “Drying food is more forgiving. You can’t make a lot of mistakes. Canning, if you do it wrong, can make everyone in your family sick.” The only caveat, Cancler says, is that food not thoroughly dried will get moldy. In humid environments, dehydrated foods must be kept tightly sealed to keep out moisture and prevent mold from forming. Julia Skinner, founder and director of Root-Kitchens. com, an online fermentation and food history company, adds that when foods are dehydrated, they shrink and therefore take up less storage space. “They’re great to pack for traveling or for small kitchens. Dehydrating can also concentrate some flavors, such as with dried tomatoes.”


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GETTING STARTED Starter model home food dehydrators, often found at resale stores or rummage sales, can be purchased for about $50. Some have adjustable temperature settings for different kinds of foods. When purchased new, most food dehydrators include recipe booklets. When using a dehydrator, Skinner advises, turn it on to the appropriate setting and lay the food in a single layer on the trays provided, then let the dehydrator run for a few hours. She usually turns food halfway through to prevent sticking. Cancler says that in some cases an oven can be used to dehydrate food, but it isn’t the most cost-effective method. “I don’t recommend continued use of the oven, because depending on where you live and the type or size of food being dried, drying can take anywhere from eight to 36 hours. Running an electric or gas range for that long uses a lot of energy.” She says that ideal temperatures are 125 to 135 degrees, but most standard ovens only go as low as 170 degrees, which is too warm to dehydrate fruits or vegetables. “Then you must do wacky things like prop the door open to cool down the oven.” The exception, she says, is jerky: “It must be dried at a higher temperature, and lower-end food dehydrator models don’t get hot enough.” Sun-drying foods outdoors is risky, Brigman cautions, due to varied weather conditions. In addition, insects and air pollution have to be considered. “For safety reasons, consumers should really purchase a food dehydrator. While it may be a high cost when you begin dehydrating, if you are a serious food preserver, it will save you money in the long term,” she says. Sheila Julson is a freelance writer and regular contributor to Natural Awakenings magazines throughout the country.

AIR-DRYING FRESH HERBS Fresh herbs of choice (basil, parsley, sage, rosemary, thyme and dill are all good candidates) String (such as cotton baker’s twine) Rinse off the fresh herbs and pat them dry. Tie the herbs by the stems in small bunches. Hang them upside-down indoors and out of direct sunlight. Depending on the type of herb, they will take several days to a week or longer to dry. When dry, crush herbs with a mortar and pestle or in a clean coffee grinder. Store in glass jars with tight-fitting lids.

MANGO LEATHER YIELD: 8 FRUIT ROLLS FROM ABOUT 2, 14-INCH-DIAMETER DRYER TRAYS 4 cups mango purée (from about 4 large, unripe mangoes) 1 cup clover honey ½ tsp ground cinnamon ¼ tsp ground nutmeg ¼ tsp ground cloves Preheat electric dehydrator to 140° F. Wash and peel mangoes, chop roughly into chunks. Purée in blender until smooth. Pass purée through a food mill or sieve; discard any coarse fiber extracted in food mill. Add honey and spices to the purée and mix thoroughly. Lightly spray two fruit roll tray liners from an electric dehydrator with vegetable oil cooking spray. Spread mango mixture evenly to ¼-inch thickness on the trays. Position fruit roll liners on dryer trays and place in dehydrator. Dry continuously for about 10 hours. Maintain dehydrator air temperature steadily at 140° F. (Monitor the dehydrator air temperature periodically with a thermometer.) Remove trays from dehydrator when purée is dry, with no sticky areas (about 10 hours— this will be highly dependent on the relative humidity of the drying room). Test for dryness by touching gently in several places near the center of leather; no indentation should be evident. Peel leather from trays while still warm. Leave the second tray on the dehydrator while peeling the first leather, or re-warm leathers slightly in the dehydrator if they cool too much prior to peeling. Cut into quarters, lay on a piece of clean parchment paper about 1 to 2 inches longer at each end of the leather and roll into fruit leather rolls. When cool, twist the ends of the parchment paper tightly to close. Store fruit rolls in an airtight container for short-term storage, up to about 1 month. Leathers should be stored in a cool, dark dry place. For longer storage up to one year, place tightly wrapped rolls in the freezer. Source: National Center for Home Food Preservation

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SAVE THE DATE Massage Therapy School – Sept 7-July 26, 2023. One Year to a New Career. Weekly on Mon, Wed and Thursday. If helping people is your passion, why not turn it into a profession? Become a massage therapist. Receive the best-in-class education to successfully prepare you for the rapidly expanding field of massage. Everyday Bliss, 1930 W Bluemound Rd, Ste A, Waukesha. 262-781-8102.


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SAVE THE DATE MKE Yoga & Wellness Grand Opening – 3-8:30pm. A branch of MKE Yoga Social. Receive early-bird pricing and savings on single sessions, wellness services and memberships. 735 N Water St, Ste 728, Milwaukee.


Cultures & Communities Festival – Sept 14-18. A hybrid event featuring 20+ films, several workshops, panels and Q&A’s in-person at the re-opened Oriental Theatre, on our virtual platform, and at event venues around the city. More info:


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Celebrate Fall Milwaukee Makers Market – 10am-4pm. Local, fun and safe onestop-shop experiences. Free admission. Discovery World Museum, 500 N Harbor Dr, Milwaukee.


6th Annual Mycelium Mysteries Conference – Sept 23-25. Hosted by Midwest Women’s Herbal focusing on all things in the mushroom world. Workshops offered at the beginner through advanced levels on topics such as wild mushroom skills, fungal ecology, fungi and human health, and ethnomycology. Featuring Keynote Speaker Barbara Ching, Former President of the North American Mycological Association. Dodgeville, WI. Tickets & to register:

SAVE THE DATE Ann Ruane Book & CD Launch Concert – 7pm. Enjoy a live performance of the newly released CD, Return Home: The Echoes Resound. Learn about the original compositions, the connections to the books, and about Ann Ruane herself. $15. Sharon Lynne Wilson Center for the Arts, 3270 Mitchell Park Dr, Brookfield. Tickets:


VIBE Yoga Health & Fitness: Fall Equinox Yoga Practice – 8-9:30am. Celebrate the Fall Equinox with 108 Sun Salutations. The Sun Salutations will be guided and done in sections; you do not need to perform all 108. All levels. $10/drop-in nonmembers. Marx Park, 700 S Barker Rd, Brookfield. Register:


SAVE THE DATE Witch’s Ball – 5-11pm. Celebrating Samhain with the community. Music, dance, costume contest and dinner included. Grand Sabbat Ritual and more. 21+. $40/ advance. Wil-O-Way Grant Park Nature Center, 207 S Lake Dr, Milwaukee. Tickets:


Wellness, Body, Mind & Spirit Expo – 10am-5pm. The latest in health awareness, fitness, nutrition, natural healing, organic products, psychology, psychic readings, healthy home advice, and much more. Connect with gifted astrologers, clairvoyants, tarot readers, psychics, mediums and more. $7, free/Veterans & kids under 12. Holiday Inn Milwaukee River Front, 4700 N Port Washington Rd, Milwaukee. For appts: 414-349-4932.


Milwaukee Makers Market – 10m-4pm. Support local artisans, makers, creators and community. Free admission. Discovery World Museum, 500 N Harbor Dr, Milwaukee.


Whispers On the Wind Shamanic Program – Group #27: Dec 7-11, Mar 29-Apr 2, June 7-11, Sept 13-17. With Amy Wilinski. Are you searching for the meaning in your life? Would you like a deeper connection with nature and the spirit world? Intensive training program in shamanism, energy medicine and self-transformation. Meet 4 times over 12 mos. Learn core energy healing techniques including power animal and soul retrieval, clearing of past life and ancestral imprints, connecting with the forces of nature, ceremony and ritual, and much more. Lodging options available. Golden Light Healing Retreat Center, 7102 Sundew Rd, Sobieski. 920-609-8277.


Mediumship Training – Dec 17-18. 9am4pm. With Amy Wilinski. Would you like to learn how to connect with the spirit world? I invite you to join us for this amazing 2-day workshop. Learn a variety of techniques to connect with souls who have passed on. During this highly experiential class learn to make those connections with the spirit world and how to give an evidential reading. Lodging options available. Golden Light Healing Retreat Center, 7102 Sundew Rd, Sobieski.


Ancient Irish Shamanism – Mar 27-29. With Amantha Murphy from Ireland. Explore the ancient Irish shamanic traditions as Amantha shares the ways of the Celts, Goddess and the ancient Tuatha de Danann. The way of the Celtic Shaman is rooted deeply in tradition and allows us to walk between worlds, recognizing the interconnectedness between all living beings. Lodging options available. Golden Light Healing Retreat Center, 7102 Sundew Rd, Sobieski.

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Naturopathic Clinical Assessment Skills Training – 9am-3pm. With Gigi Stafne. Acquire and practice gentle, non-intrusive assessments to help yourself, friends, family and clients. Learn tools and techniques that are ancient yet hold an important place in contemporary clinical CAM practices. Lodging options available. Golden Light Healing Retreat Center, 7102 Sundew Rd, Sobieski.


STAY HEALTHY MILWAUKEE — With so much uncertainty regarding COVID-19, many Milwaukee events have been temporarily cancelled or postponed in the efforts to keep our community safe. Please continue to take protective measures and follow public health guidelines to keep you and those around you safe and healthy. Finally, thank you for continuing to read Natural Awakenings Milwaukee and support its advertisers. This allows us to continue to publish during these unprecedented times. Natural Awakenings could not do it without you. We will continue to share information on events taking place this year, so please continue to read the magazine, and follow us on Facebook and Instagram for updates. Be well, Milwaukee!

SUNDAY Yoga at Camp Serenity Yoga & Retreat Spa – 8:30am. Start your Sunday with a relaxing and rejuvenating yoga class open to all levels. Camp Serenity, S76W18582 Kingston Dr, Muskego. 262-903-8774. Sunday Celebrations at Unity Center in Milwaukee – 10am. Onsite (observing COVID-19 recommendations for face masks, social distancing and taking temperatures). Unity Center in Milwaukee, 1717 N 73rd St, Wauwatosa. 414-475-0105. Streaming live: A.C.I.M. Study Group – A Course in Miracles study group, following Fellowship. Love offering accepted. Fireside Room, Unity Center in Milwaukee, 1717 N 73rd St, Wauwatosa. Joann Baumann: 414-745-7377. Brewery Yoga: Faklandia Brewery – 1011am. 1st Sun. Beginner-friendly gentle flow, linking movement with breath. After yoga enjoy a delicious fresh Faklandia Brew. Not into alcohol? No worries. Faklandia also has a rotating flavor of Kombucha on tap. Includes: Yoga + 1 beverage $25 single session or $49 1-month unlimited Intro Special, purchase in Mindbody. 3807 S Packard Ave, St. Francis. 414-369-2259. Yoga + a Pour: MobCraft Brewing – 11am12pm. 3rd Sun. Courtney guides a smooth slow flow linking movement to breath. All levels welcome; cued in a multi-level format to include beginners and challenge seasoned yogis. After yoga enjoy a delicious freshly brewed MobCraft Beer. Includes: Yoga + 1 beverage. $25/single session, $49/unlimited 1-month Intro Special, purchase in Mindbody. 505 S 5th St, Milwaukee. 414-369-2259.

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MONDAY Vinyasa Flow – 12-1pm. Focus on the dynamic sequence of flowing yoga postures built around the Sun Salutations with continued attention to technique and alignment. All levels. Invivo Wellness, 2060 N Humboldt Ave, Ste 300, Milwaukee. 414-265-5606. Life Journey Group – 6:15-8pm. 2nd & 4th Mon. Come with an open mind and kind heart to support others and self in spiritual growth through daily living. Love offering. Unity Center in Milwaukee, 1717 N 73rd St, Wauwatosa. 414-475-0105.

TUESDAY Yoga at Camp Serenity Yoga & Retreat Spa – 7am. Start your Tuesday with a relaxing and rejuvenating yoga class open to all levels. Camp Serenity, S76W18582 Kingston Dr, Muskego. 262-903-8774.

THURSDAY VIBE Sunrise Yoga Flow-45 – 6-6:45am. Virtual & In-Person Options. Connect with breath, move the body and clear the mind. All levels welcome. For the VIRTUAL class option, the ZOOM link will be emailed to you prior to the start of class. VIBE Yoga Health Fitness, 180 Kossow Rd, Waukesha. 262-788-9147. Register: or using the MINDBODY app. Chair Yoga for Everybody – Thru Jan 5. 12:30-1:30pm. Everyone can do yoga while seated in a chair. Stretch and strengthen the body using flowing movements, deep stretches and breathing techniques. All welcome. Invivo Wellness, 2060 N Humboldt Ave, Ste 300, Milwaukee. 414-265-5606.

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FRIDAY VIBE Fitness-SHRED – 6-6:45am. Class is all about building lean muscle through resistance training. Weight training-based movements that will help boost that metabolism to get you feeling stronger and leaner than ever. VIBE Yoga Health Fitness, 180 Kossow Rd, Waukesha. 262-7889147. Register: or use the MINDBODY app.

SATURDAY VIBE Saturdays in the Park – Thru Sept 24. 7-7:45am, VIBE HIIT. 8-8:45am, VIBE Flow. No classes: 7/2, 9/3. Outdoor fitness & yoga classes for all levels. Marx Park, 700 S Barker Rd, Brookfield. 262-788-9147. Register: or use the MINDBODY app. Yoga + Fresh Juice at Urban Beets – 8-9am. Second Saturday of every month. Enjoy a sunshine vinyasa flow incorporating breath and movement for all levels with the intention to offer accessibility to those new to yoga while challenging even the most seasoned practitioners. Includes 45 minutes of yoga and a fresh Urban Beets juice. Urban Beets, 3077 N Mayfair Rd, Wauwatosa. 414-369-2259. Saturday Morning Yoga: Saint Kate the Arts Hotel – 10am-12pm. 3rd Sat. An all levels vinyasa yoga flow in the sunny Saint Kate lobby. Expect a gentle flow, linking movement with breath. For beginners and experienced yogis. Postures are cued in multiple levels for accessibility. After yoga enjoy a complimentary of choice. If you work up an appetite, several food options are available including Proof Pizza. Includes: Yoga + 1 beverage. $25/person. 139 E Kilbourn Ave, Milwaukee. 414-369-2259.

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Your neighborhood compound pharmacy puts you first, every time. We provide specialty custom-made medications, unique compounded medications, high-quality vitamins & supplements and consultations. Call today to speak with our pharmacist and wellness team for all your health needs or ask your doctor about Welltopia Compound Pharmacy. See ad on page 11.


414-810-5858 Ecologically minded, full-service landscape company servicing SE Wisconsin. Specializing in sustainable ideas and low-maintenance solutions. Professional Craftsmanship Inspired by Nature. See ad on page 13.



The Green Team of Wisconsin provides thoughtful landscape design and installation, full property maintenance, and all-natural turf care and weed control. See ad on page 17.


Diane Olson-Schmidt 414-793-3652 Garden consultation, instruction, landscape design, wildflowers and woodland gardens, prairies, small ponds, rain gardens, landscape maintenance, organic lawn care. Organic landscape practices in all habitats. See ad on page 37.


Hales Corners & Wauwatosa 414-708-8066

We specialize in helping women from preconception, pregnancy, postpartum, menopause, and everything in between to resolve common pelvic floor issues through a hands-on, personalized, cohesive approach to live healthy and active lives. See ad page 31.


Jesse Masche 2445 N Farwell Ave, Milwaukee 414-915-7100 We make available the best possible supportive Pilates experience for all humans. To create a unique health and fitness boutique to strengthen and empower individuals. We have the best team of instructors. And it’s pretty!


3510 N Oakland Ave, Shorewood 414-939-8748

Naturopathic doctors with a focus on autoimmune diseases, gastrointestinal disorders, hormone imbalance, weight loss and hypothyroidism. See ad on page 30.


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Real Estate Cierra Burmeister 262-607-0215 Buyer and seller consultations available. Trust and communication from our first meeting to closing. Clients can expect a relationship beyond the closing table to ensure their home needs are always met. See ad on page 37.


Amy Wilinski 920-609-8277

Offering workshops, sessions, group & personal retreats in shamanism, mediumship, reiki, psychic development and more.


15455 W Bluemound Rd, Ste 230, Brookfield 262-333-2188 Our infrared sauna studio is equipped with medical-grade light therapy in a private room for you to detox, relax and re-energize. By safely eliminating the sun’s harmful UV rays, we provide a restorative sweat session that will leave you rejuvenated. See ad on page 13.

Spirituality UNITY CHURCH

1717 N 73rd St, Wauwatosa 414-475-0105 A God-centered community, welcoming all to come and share the gifts of divine love, life, peace, joy and abundance. Join us Sundays, 10 am. See ad on page 13.

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Nature’s Virus Killer Copper can stop a virus before it starts


By Doug Cornell

cientists have discovered a with a tip to fit in the bottom of the natural way to kill germs fast. nostril, where viruses collect. Now thousands of people When he felt a tickle in his nose are using it against viruses and bacteria like a cold about to start, he rubbed that cause illness. the copper gently in his nose for 60 Colds and seconds. many other “It illnesses start worked!” he when viruses exclaimed. get in your “The cold nose and never multiply. If happened. you don’t stop I used to them early, get 2-3 bad they spread colds every and cause year. Now New research: Copper kills viruses in seconds. misery. I use my Hundreds of studies confirm copper device whenever I feel a sign I am about kills viruses and bacteria almost to get sick.” instantly just by touch. He hasn’t had a cold in 10 years. That’s why ancient Greeks and Users say: Egyptians used copper to purify water “It works! I love it!” and heal wounds. They didn’t know “I can’t believe how good my nose about viruses and bacteria, but now we feels.” do. “Is it supposed to work that fast?” “The antimicrobial activity of copper “One of the best presents ever.” is well established.” National Institutes “Sixteen flights, not a sniffle!” of Health. Scientists say copper’s high “Cold sores gone!” conductance disrupts the electrical “It saved me last holidays. The kids balance in a microbe cell and destroys it all got sick, but not me.” in seconds. “I am shocked! My sinus cleared, The EPA recommended hospitals use no more headache, no more copper for touch surfaces like faucets congestion.” and doorknobs. This cut the spread of “Best sleep I’ve had in years!” MRSA and other illnesses by over half, and saved lives. After his first success with it, he The strong scientific evidence asked relatives and friends to try it. gave inventor Doug Cornell an idea. They all said it worked, so he patented He made a smooth copper probe CopperZap® and put it on the market. ADVERTORIAL Be sure to let our advertisers know you found them in

Soon hundreds of people had tried it. 99% said copper worked if they used it right away at the first sign of germs, like a tickle in the nose or a scratchy throat. Longtime users say they haven’t been sick in years. They have less stress, less medical costs, and more time to enjoy life. Customers report using copper against: Colds Flu Virus variants Sinus trouble Cold sores Fever blisters Canker sores Strep throat Night stuffiness Morning congestion Nasal drip Infected sores Infected wounds Styes Ringworm Other microbial threats

The handle is curved and textured to increase contact. Copper can kill germs picked up on fingers and hands after you touch things other people have touched. The EPA says copper works just as well when tarnished. Dr. Bill Keevil led one of the science teams. He placed millions of viruses on a copper surface. “They started to die literally as soon as they touched it.” CopperZap® is made in the USA of pure copper. It has a 90-day full money back guarantee. Price $79.95. Get $10 off each CopperZap with code NATA30. Go to or call toll-free 1-888-411-6114. Buy once, use forever. Statements are not intended as product health claims and have not been evaluated by the FDA. Not claimed to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. | September 2022