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ypnotherapist and hypnosis instructor Rick Paddock has moved his Brookfieldbased business, Milwaukee Hypnosis & Wellness Center, to a new, larger location in New Berlin. Now known as MidAmerica Rick Paddock Hypnosis & Mindset Training Center, Paddock will offer hypnotherapy certification training through the International Certification Board of Clinical Hypnotherapists, along with mindset training through in-person and online classes. “Whether used as an adjunct to an existing therapeutic or healing practice, or as a primary strategy, hypnotherapy is a proven effective everyday process for everyday people with everyday problems,” Paddock says. “After hearing my clients consistently ask me, ‘Why haven’t I heard about this amazing process before?’ I realized it was time to open a training center.” Paddock is a certified hypnotist and hypnosis instructor through the International Certification Board of Hypnotherapists. He has authored three books and produced over 50 hypnosis and mindset training products in the behavior modification, performance enhancement and stress management fields. New location: 15350 W. National Ave., Ste. 120, New Berlin. For more information, call 414-939-6463, email Rick@RickPaddock. com or visit MidAmericaHypnosis.com. See ad, page 15.

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ome bakers in Wisconsin can now fire up their ovens and sell their baked goods directly to consumers. This past October, Lafayette Circuit Court Judge Duane Jorgenson clarified his May 31 ruling that Wisconsin’s ban on selling home-baked goods—non-potentially hazardous, low-moisture goods that can safely remain unrefrigerated, such as breads and cookies—is unconstitutional. In January 2016, three home bakers, Lisa Kivirist, Kriss Marion and Dela Ends, teamed up with the Institute for Justice to challenge the ban in state court. Prior to the October decision, Wisconsin was one of only two states (the other being New Jersey) that didn’t allow home bakers to sell their goods without a food processing plant license, despite Wisconsin already allowing the sale of homemade foods such as canned jams, pickles and salsa. “This is more than a win for us homebased bakers; it’s recognition that all small businesses have the right to earn an honest living,” said plaintiff Lisa Kivirist in a statement on the Institute for Justice website. “I’m excited to get in my kitchen and start baking with the rest of our state’s amazing bakers as Wisconsin is finally and truly open for business.” For more information, visit Wisconsin FarmersUnion.com/single-post/2017/11/01/ Six-key-things-to-know-to-launch-yourhome-bakery-business-in-Wisconsin.

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aturopathic doctor Sarah Axtell, of Lakeside Natural Medicine, will host an anti-aging workshop designed to enhance beauty, improve health and reverse signs of aging. The class takes place from 1 to 3 p.m., February 10, at Tosa Yoga Center, in Wauwatosa. The anti-aging workshop includes a nutritional lecture on the top anti-aging super-foods; recommendations from a naturopathic doctor on vitamins and herbs that help people look and feel their Dr. Sarah Axtell best; a cooking demonstration and tasting, with easy-to-follow, take-home recipes; and professionalgrade supplements available for purchase. “Today we are inundated with anti-aging quick-fixes, such as Botox, fillers and anti-aging topical serums. However, a truly radiant, youthful and glowing complexion starts in the kitchen,” Axtell says. Through Lakeside Natural Medicine, Axtell’s private practice, she addresses health conditions such as digestive disorders, autoimmune disorders, weight-loss resistance, food sensitivities and hormone imbalances. She is passionate about using food as medicine.


n order to help encourage support for small businesses, Extreme Kleaner has created a new program to partner with selected locally owned retailers through the exclusive placing of its Main Street Premium Brand in those stores. The brand helps consumers identify the stores that are participating in this partnership. Locally owned businesses offering Extreme Kleaner include select hardware stores, building centers, pet supply stores, auto parts stores, small food markets and other specialty retailers. Extreme Kleaner’s parent company, Extreme Energy Solutions (EES), has promoted this movement via its Tour of Stores initiative, where through on-site visits EES representatives encourage local communities to patron stores that offer EES products. “We are proud to partner with locally owned small businesses in offering our products,” says Extreme Kleaner/EES Representative Samuel K. Burlum, who explains that the partnership acts as a market advantage to aid small businesses in being competitive with powerful big box retailers. “Through this program we are looking to promote both the local store as the community’s go-to authority for its retail offerings; and our products, which were designed to offer a higher quality without the high price.”

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amilies are invited to visit Tamarack Waldorf School’s Open House from 1 to 4 p.m., January 28, to learn more about the unique Waldorf method of education offered for children in Pre-K through high school. Visitors can tour the classrooms, meet the teachers and enjoy presentations by students. Waldorf schools offer a developmentally appropriate, experiential approach to education in order to inspire life-long learning and to enable each student to fully develop their capacities. Tamarack educates the whole child—head, heart and hands— through the Waldorf curriculum, which integrates strong academics with the arts. The home-like environment of the kindergarten encourages imaginative play and gently prepares children for grade school with storytelling, games, singing and crafts. Special subjects include foreign language, handwork, music, drama and movement. Art is incorporated throughout the curriculum, and playgroups are available for young children. Tamarack is one of more than 1,000 Waldorf schools worldwide. It is a private school established in 1996 and affiliated with the Association of Waldorf Schools of North America. Location: 1150 E. Brady St., Milwaukee. For more information, call 414-277-0009, email Sarah.Stokes@TamarackWaldorf.org or visit TamarackWaldorf.org. See ad, page 22.


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Generosity Cheers Mind, Body and Spirit A Swiss study gave volunteers $25 a week for four weeks, and told half of them to spend the money on themselves and the others to spend it to benefit others. Subsequent brain scans revealed a link between the altruistic acts and feelings of contentment, activating neurons in the ventral striatum associated with happiness. Even the intention alone to be more generous was enough to create these changes, and the amount spent did not influence the increase in levels of well-being. The discovery sheds fresh light on why many people feel gratified when giving, even when it costs them something.

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Mercury/Autism Brain Research Alert As the debate rages between health officials and vaccine critics about possible links to autism, mercury seems to be a specific bone of contention. It has long been present in the form of thimerisol, a preservative that inhibits bacterial contamination. Under government pressure, amounts have been reduced by the pharmaceutical industry to trace levels or eliminated, except in commonly recommended flu vaccines, some of which contain the food emulsifier polysorbate 80, which disrupts the blood-brain barrier and helps create an extremely effective delivery system for escorting neurotoxic ethylmercury and other heavy metals straight to the brain. The U.S. National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences reports that ethylmercury, in particular, gets metabolized into even more toxic inorganic mercury and remains in the brain for years.


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Australia’s Centre for Advanced Design in Engineering Training at Deakin University is practicing an affordable way to increase the availability of potable (drinkable) water in needy areas of the world. The project involves collecting plastic garbage from around the Pacific Islands and turning it into pellets, which are then extruded as 3-D printer filament to make replacement plumbing parts, often in short supply in those locations. That effort is called 3D WASH (water, sanitation and hygiene), and the children’s charity Plan International Australia will be the first recipient (Plan.org.au).

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Reiki Practitioner Teaches People to Be Their Best Selves by Sheila Julson


knowing if he would live hiana Tehan of or die, or what kind of Be Reiki always damage was done to his felt called to esophagus.” teach and inspire others. The injury caused As a child, she arranged by the accident required her stuffed animals in extensive follow-up and a pretend classroom to multiple doctors’ visits, play school. The process and during the ordeal, of mimicking classroom Tehan met a reiki teacher. instruction to the plush She signed up for level menagerie—along with one and level two classes, the family dog, her cousand started practicing ins and anyone else that Rhiana Tehan reiki on herself and then would play along—set later on her son. At his following doctor’s Tehan on the path of becoming a public visit, x-rays showed that he was healed. school teacher and eventually a leader in “Reiki is a testament to the body’s reiki and energy healing arts. own power and ability to heal itself,” Tehan After Tehan’s family moved from enthuses. “When we have that faith, and Florida to Raymond, Wisconsin, Tehan mentally get out of the way and let the body earned a bachelor’s degree in education do what it’s supposed to do, energy healing from Alverno College and later a master’s really works.” degree in administrative leadership from Tehan acknowledges that she had to UW-Milwaukee. For 14 years, she taught heal herself before she could heal others. creative writing at Milwaukee High School “It was a process of self-discovery, and I of the Arts. She was first introduced to the concept of reiki while on a girl’s trip learned much about who I am. I feel really free,” she says. Today, she’s a reiki master to Savannah, Georgia, and though mildly teacher and Holy Fire Karuna master. She intrigued, she didn’t think much about it studied under Deb Karpek, one of first after returning from vacation. people to introduce Milwaukeeans to reiki “Then one year after I heard about over a decade ago. reiki, almost to the day, my 2-year-old son “When she moved to Arizona, she swallowed a watch battery,” Tehan relates. gave me much of her practice, and I was “It was a hectic time, and suddenly I was in the hospital with him for five days, not honored that she chose me and referred

people to me,” Tehan says. She launched Be Reiki LLC in 2012, and in 2015, she left her teaching position with Milwaukee Public Schools to practice reiki full-time. Tehan defines reiki as the body’s natural ability to tap into its infinite supply of energy within in order to help us create our best selves. During a reiki session, one lies fully clothed on a massage table while the practitioner uses palms-on healing. The practice puts the body into a state of deep relaxation. Tehan says reiki can help with migraines and physical recovery from injury, as well as relieve depression, anxiety and post-traumatic stress disorder. She has worked with hospice patients, and she notes that reiki is used as a complementary service in over 800 hospitals nationwide. Since Tehan discovered reiki, she has also studied crystal work, shamanism and therapeutic breath work. “I fell down a metaphysical rabbit hole,” she laughs. She has since added a chakra workshop beginning in March, in which participants will journey through the seven chakras of the body and write about their thoughts and experiences. She also offers a reiki and chakra class package, with chakra lessons tailored to each client. In addition to helping clients be their best selves through reiki, Tehan also teaches all levels of reiki to those interested in becoming practitioners. These days, she’s not only a teacher, but also a student, learning from her clients as much as they learn from her. “Every time I give a session, I also get a session, which elevates my own personal consciousness and awareness,” she says. “We need more love and light in this world. I find reiki as one way to do that.” Be Reiki LLC is located inside Allure Salon & Spa, 1005 Main St., Mukwonago. For more information, call 262-498-4162 or visit BeReiki.com. See ad, page 9. Sheila Julson is a freelance writer and regular contributor to Natural Awakenings.

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DIAL DOWN STRESS How to Stay Calm and Cool by Lisa Marshall


hether from natural disasters, divisive politics, unmanageable workloads or a smartphone culture that makes it tough to unplug, U.S. adults are feeling more strain now than they have at any other time in the past decade, according to the American Psychological Association’s 2017 Stress in America Survey. One in three say their stress has increased in the past year and one in five rate the level at eight or more on a scale of one to 10. About three in five, or 59 percent, say they believe this is “the lowest point in the nation’s history” and nearly two-thirds say concerns about our nation’s future (including its health care, economy and international relations) are key sources of their stress. “We’re seeing significant stress transcending party lines,” notes Arthur C. Evans Jr., Ph.D., the association’s CEO. All that stress is having a powerful impact on health, with as many as 80 percent of visits to primary care physicians characterized as stress-related, according to the American Medical Association. 18


Adopting the right attitude can convert a negative stress into a positive one. ~Hans Selye Workplace stress accounts for 120,000 deaths a year—more than influenza, diabetes and Alzheimer’s disease combined—according to a 2015 Stanford University study. Yet, empowering news has emerged amid this epidemic of anxiety-related illness. Research shows that by eating right, exercising and changing our mindset about stress itself, we can buffer our bodies from many health hazards. “Unfortunately, you can’t always avoid the things that stress you out. But you can control how you respond to stress before it takes over your life,” says Melanie Greenberg, Ph.D., a Mill Valley, California, psychologist and author of the recent book The Stress-Proof Brain: Master Your Emotional Response to Stress Using Mindfulness and Neuroplasticity.


Our Brain on Stress

Whether it’s an urgent email from the boss or a rude motorist driving unsafely, tense situations elicit a physiological response remarkably similar to what might occur if we were chased by a lion. Deep inside an almond-shaped region of the brain called the amygdala, an alarm goes off, signaling the release of hormones like adrenaline and cortisol that boost heart rate, usher extra blood to muscles, hasten breathing and spike blood sugar to provide more fuel for the brain to react. Evolutionarily, this response was key to early human survival, providing the energy boost needed to flee predators. Even today, it has its upside, says Greenberg. “In the short term, stress can be exciting and even beneficial, revving you up so you can put your passion and energy into something.” But chronic excess can lead to high blood pressure and blood sugar, inflammation, cognitive problems and a hair-trigger response to stress, in which our body overreacts even to mild annoyances. It can also, research suggests, accelerate aging by

eroding the protective caps on our chromosomes, called telomeres. “Think of the stress response as an elastic band,” says Dr. Mithu Storoni, a Hong Kong physician and author of the new book Stress Proof: The Scientific Solution to Protect Your Brain and Body — and Be More Resilient Every Day. “If you pull it and it snaps back immediately, that’s fine. But if you pull it too intensely or too frequently, it doesn’t snap back, and there are lots of downstream consequences.”

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Eating right can better protect our bodies, says New York City Registered Dietitian Malina Malkani. She recommends loading up on nutrient-dense, high-fiber foods like leafy greens, beans and lentils, nuts and seeds during stressful times, because they can slow our rate of digestion and minimize unhealthy dips and spikes in blood sugar. Beneficial, bacteria-rich foods like yogurt, kefir, sauerkraut and kimchi are other foundational foods for stressresilience, says Storoni, because they can dampen bodily inflammation that arises from chronic tension. They can also replenish bacterial strains like lactobacillus and bifidobacteria which, according to studies of college students, tend to decrease when we feel pushed beyond our limits to handle what’s coming at us. One 2016 study of 171 volunteers, published in the Journal of Complementary and Alternative Medicine, found that those that ate yogurt containing lactobacillus plantarum daily for two months had fewer markers of stress in their blood. Another study published in the European Journal of Clinical Nutrition in 2007 found that when 132 adults drank a probiotic-infused milk drink daily for three weeks and were then subjected to an anxiety-prone situation, their brains reacted more calmly than those of a control group. “Probably the most important thing you can do to make your body stressresilient is to maintain a healthy ecosystem of bacteria in your gut,” advises Malkani, who recommends exchanging dessert for low-sugar yogurt every day and taking probiotic supplements as well as steering clear of sweetened beverages and refined

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People with a stress-hardy mindset may temper stress as an “excite-and-delight” challenge in adventurous situations. Others “tendand-befriend”, reaching out to help and comfort in times of tragedy. Studies show that when participants are told, “You’re the kind of person whose performance improves under pressure,” it does—by as much as one-third. ~Harvard Medical School Healthbeat and aggravate the physical impacts of stress, says Storoni. “If you want to exercise to relieve the stress you just experienced, keep it at low intensity,” counsels Storoni. If possible, work out in the morning, as it can boost melatonin levels at night, helping you get to sleep faster, she notes.

Stress-Proofing Our Mindset While diet and exercise can buffer our body from the impacts of chronic stress, a shift in mindset can keep it from becoming chronic in the first place, says Greenberg.“The goal is not to eliminate stress, but to put it in its place—to use its energizing and motivating


aspects to take care of what needs to be done, and then relax,” and stop paying attention to it. This, she says, requires being mindful of what’s happening in the present moment. “When you feel your heart racing at the sight of another urgent demand at home or work, stop what you are doing, take a deep breath and tune into what’s happening in your body,” advises Greenberg. She notes that when the highly reactive amygdala “hijacks the brain”, we often say and do things in the heat of the moment that we later regret. Waiting just a moment (like counting to 10) allows the more rational part of our brain (the prefrontal cortex) to kick in. “It allows you to go from panic to, ‘I’ve got this.’” Greenberg observes that we often feel most stressed when we feel out of control. When faced with a daunting task, it may help to make a list of the things we have control over and a list of the things we can’t control—then make a plan to act on the manageable one and let the others go. “Mindfulness is also about keeping our self-judging and ruminating mind at bay, which may keep repeating, ‘I’m not doing enough,’” she says. “Realize that you do not have to listen to every thought that comes into your head. Ask yourself, ‘What is the most important thing for me to focus on right now?’” Greenberg also says it’s important to aim to broaden and brighten our view in tough times, explaining, “Feeling stress biases your brain to think in terms of avoiding threat and loss, rather than what you can gain or learn from the situation.” Start by jotting down three ways this challenging situation may be beneficial in the long run; also make a list of things and people we are grateful for, she suggests. “Practicing gratitude helps you realize that you have a choice about what to focus your attention on and you don’t have to let stressors take all the joy out of life,” according to Greenberg. As an added bonus, “You’re less likely to take your stress out on loved ones when you think about what they mean to you and how they have helped you,” she says. Lisa Marshall is a freelance health writer in Boulder, CO. Connect at LisaAnnMarshall.com.


carbohydrates. The spice turmeric is also a good stress-buster due to its anti-inflammatory properties and ability to help normalize blood sugar, Storoni notes. Despite our natural craving for comfort food, it’s a good idea to go easy on saturated fats in the immediate aftermath of a traumatic situation, because stress slows fat metabolism. In one recent study, Ohio State University researchers asked 58 women about their previous day’s stressors, and then fed them the fat-loaded equivalent of a double cheeseburger and fries; the stressedout women burned 104 fewer calories. “If a woman had a stressful day at work every day and ate a meal like this, she could easily gain seven to 11 pounds in a year,” says study author Jan Kiecolt-Glaser, a professor of psychiatry and psychology and director of the university’s Institute for Behavioral Medicine. Exercise, too, can help combat stress-related illness. But Storoni attests that not all exercise is created equal. One recent study in the Journal of Physiology found that in animals daily moderate exercise (the equivalent of a light jog) can boost levels of brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF), a critical brain protein diminished by stress and sleep deprivation, significantly more than weight training or intense exercise. On the flip side, excess strenuous exercise (laps around the track or an intense gym workout) can boost inflammation, whither brain cells,

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e can take charge and do even more things to keep stress at bay in the first place, says Christine Carter, Ph.D., a University of California, Berkeley, sociologist and author of The Sweet Spot: How to Accomplish More by Doing Less. “I’m all about prevention,” she says. “There are many ways to set up your life to be less stressful.”


Multitask less, monotask more:

“The brain was not evolved to multitask and it can be stressful when we try to do so,” says Carter, referencing a Stanford University study. “At the end of the day, we end up feeling fried.” She recommends setting up a “fortress against interruption” for an hour or two each day when we feel most alert. Put the phone on mute, don noisecanceling headphones and ask coworkers or family members to not interrupt your focus on an important priority.


Don’t be a chronic media checker: Eighty-six percent of

Americans say they constantly or often check their email, texts or social media accounts, according to the latest Stress in America Survey. Half of U.S. workers say they respond to every email within a half-hour. Carter recommends instead scheduling a block of time at the beginning and end of each day for the task. During weekends and evenings, disable email and social media notifications. Research shows the more often we check, the more stressed we are. One recent study of British office workers found that checking email almost immediately boosts heart rate, blood pressure and cortisol levels, while refraining causes the stress response to subside.


Limit choices: Making decisions can be stressful, and we are all faced with an increasing number of them every day. To limit a personal decision-making load, get boring. Devise a meal plan that doesn’t vary from week to week (unless it’s a happy creative outlet). Stock the wardrobe with favorite styles of shirts and shoes in different

colors. Select and stick with one brand of natural toothpaste or granola.


Don’t overthink things: Rumi-

nating on past events and relationship problems can be a great source of stress in the present moment. If there’s nothing that can be done about it, stop thinking about it. Literally visualize a stop sign when the thought bubbles up.


Daydream: Idle times, like standing in line, sitting in traffic or showering can allow our brain to rest and recover from hassles. Embrace such opportunities and don’t clutter them up with technology; leave the phone and radio off.


Meditate: Invest 10 minutes daily to

sit still, focus on breathing, visualize an image or stare at an object and try to keep thoughts from drifting. Brain imaging studies published in the Brain Research Bulletin show that “Through [such] meditation, it’s possible to rewire your brain to create a new, stronger circuit that keeps your emotional reactivity under control,” says Dr. Mithu Storoni, who has published a book on the topic.


Heighten spirituality: Whether

it’s regularly attending religious services, yoga meditation sessions or quiet walks in the woods, a spiritual practice can be a powerfully effective means of coping with stress and mitigating its health impacts. Duke University research shows that people regularly engaged in a spiritual practice are more likely to survive heart surgery, recover better from stroke, have shorter hospital stays and become depressed and stressed less often. “Spirituality connects you to the broader world, which in turn enables you to stop trying to control things all by yourself,” explains Dr. Roberta Lee, an integrative physician, in her book The SuperStress Solution. “When you feel part of a greater whole, it’s easy to understand that you aren’t responsible for everything that happens in life.”

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How They Differ from Health Store Supplements by Linda Sechrist

Savvy consumers seeking products that might help them achieve and maintain good health may be noticing two new categories: medical food and nutraceuticals.


edicalized terminology is now being used to describe certain products we may already have been buying from brand-name dietary supplement companies and retailers, and they have a higher price tag. One common example: powdered protein mealreplacement shakes that can cost up to $16 more than a retail store brand, as nutraceutical and medical food purveyors want to differentiate their products

as having clinical research and development behind them. This raises the bar on the quality of contents and assures consumers of third-party testing for proof of ingredients. Although both are regulated under the Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act (DSHEA) of 1994, there is no legal distinction between dietary supplements and nutraceuticals, yet each serves different purposes. Dietary supple-

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ments, comprising vitamins, minerals and/ or herbs and botanicals, are intended to enhance wellness among healthy adults. Nutraceuticals encompass nutrients, foods or parts of foods used as medicine to provide health benefits beyond nutrition and combat chronic disease. Some of the most popular formulations involve botanicals like ginseng, ginkgo biloba, St. John’s wort and echinacea. “Medical foods, formulated for dietary management of a specific medical condition for which nutritional needs are unmet by a normal diet, are regulated under the Orphan Drug Act of 1983,” explains Bill Shaddle, senior director of medical education at Metagenics, Inc. “Our nutraceuticals and medical foods are supported by verifiable science that provides solid evidence regarding the therapeutic benefits produced by ingredients in our products.” The word nutraceutical, blending nutrition and pharmaceutics, was coined in 1989 by Stephen L. DeFelice, the founder and chairman of the nonprofit Foundation for Innovation in Medicine, in Mountainside, New Jersey, which promotes clinical research and development of dietary supplements and foods specifically for their health benefits. Reputable companies that manufacture private-label nutraceuticals, such as Metagenics and Xymogen, among others, research and develop products for functional nutrition and quality. While such products are solely distributed through partnerships with healthcare professionals such as medical doctors, nutritionists and pharmacists, some of the evidence-based, professional-grade formulas are available through online physician websites. Metagenics and Xymogen collaborate with institutions such as the Cleveland Clinic, Bastyr University and National College of Natural Medicine in conducting clinical research that demonstrates how their formulas impact healthy aging, cognitive function and overall health.


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abetes and cardiovascular disease, are subject to standard food and safety labeling requirements of the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act. Although they may be used under medical supervision, patients don’t need a prescription. Many healthcare practitioners, including dietitians, currently recommend them under a physician’s direction. Unlike pharmaceuticals, which are accountable to the Food and Drug Administration’s Center for Drug Evaluation and Research, patent-protected and supported by expensive testing documentation, nutraceuticals are not. However, many manufacturers do choose to undergo costly testing. Like all dietary supplements, the majority of which do not undergo third-party testing, they are regulated by DSHEA, which defines and regulates labeling and claims of benefits related to classic nutrient-deficiency diseases.

Private Quality Control Xymogen is strictly a physician’s line of nutraceuticals, explains Cheryl Burdette, a doctor of naturopathy and director of clinical research and outreach for the company. “In our manufacturing process, to avoid contamination and validate ingredients, every batch is third-party assayed by an independent laboratory, whereas some companies only do this for every fifth or 20th lot. Xymogen’s validation extends to packaging and controlling the level of humidity because it affects how ingredients oxidize,” says Burdette. Gary Kracoff, a registered pharmacist and naturopathic doctor at Johnson Compounding & Wellness, in Waltham, Massachusetts, researches the nutraceuticals that he carries and recommends for his clients. “I like professional-grade nutraceuticals because their formulas are researched and science-based. They are excellent products for specific purposes. Individuals that take the medical foods come to appreciate their disease-modifying therapeutic results. While pricier, they include healthier sources of carbohydrates and fats, as well as natural, rather than synthetic nutrients to provide what the body needs to return to a state of balance,” says Kracoff. Linda Sechrist is a senior staff writer for Natural Awakenings who blogs at LindaSechrist.com.





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10,000 Steps and Counting Keep Moving to Stay Fit


by Kathleen Barnes

e have become a nation of couch potatoes. The average American takes only 5,900 steps a day, somewhat better than the sedentary Brits that average less than 4,000. The notion that overall we need to take 10,000 steps a day to be physically fit started with manpo-kei, a 1960s Japanese marketing tool to sell pedometers. While the 10,000 steps concept lacks specific supporting science, it’s widely acknowledged that we are healthier the more that we move. Affixing a target number to it helped spread the notion of the benefits of walking, says Catrine Tudor-Locke, Ph.D., a walking behavior researcher at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. Tudor-Locke is a proponent of the walking goal, although she readily admits the real objective is to get people moving more. “Any opportunity to walk more, more frequently and farther, wherever that is—it all adds up,” she says.

Making 10,000 Steps Possible For those already physically fit and physically active, 10,000 steps is a no-brainer. However, it’s never too late to start for those with exercise programs that have been supplanted by a too-busy-toworkout lifestyle. There’s probably no easier exercise than walking, says Dr. Melina Jampolis, the Los Angeles author of The Doctor on Demand Diet. “Walking is the number one exercise I recommend to most of my patients, because it is exceptionally easy to do, requires only a supportive pair of quality sneakers and




has tremendous mental and physical benefits that increase just by getting outside in the fresh air.” The biggest bang for the increased effort is the first 3,000 to 4,000 steps between the sedentary baseline and 10,000 steps, Tudor-Locke explains. “Still, 10,000 steps is the magic number for the average American,” says Dr. Michael Roizen, chief wellness officer at the Cleveland Clinic, in Cleveland, Ohio. “That specific number of steps seems to help break down insulin resistance, an underlying cause of Type 2 diabetes. We’re not exactly sure how this happens, but we know that this amount of exercise takes the glucose from the blood where it is a hazard to the cells, so that it becomes less hazardous.”

Exponential Health Benefits Many more well-documented health benefits of a walking program include: 4 increased heart health 4 lower blood pressure 4 stronger muscles 4 improved balance 4 weight control 4 natural stress relief Several studies from places like Harvard Medical School’s affiliate Brigham and Women’s Hospital also show that a brisk walking program nearly cut in half the risk of early death in breast cancer patients. Most exercise experts note that a walking pace that leaves the walker only slightly out of breath reaps the greatest rewards. “One hundred steps a minute is a good cadence,” advises Tudor-Locke. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends at least 150 minutes of exercise weekly, or 30 minutes five days a week, for virtually everyone. Many experts don’t believe it’s necessary to move for 30 minutes straight. Ten-minute increments work fine; so a quick morning walk around the block, another outing during the lunch hour and a refreshing walk with the dog after work can do the trick. Some evidence from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion suggests that varying walking speed is even more effective in overcoming insulin resistance and burning calories.

Counting Up Roizen recommends wearing a pedometer or using a free iPhone app (no need for a fitness band), mainly to keep up awareness of our daily step count. There’s no age when we don’t need to walk anymore. If a consistent 10,000 steps does wonders for health, some ask if more would be better. “Ten thousand is the answer for health and longevity, but 12,000 or more makes a difference for fitness and calorie burning, so go for it!” Roizen says. Kathleen Barnes is the author of numerous books on natural health, including Our Toxic World: A Survivor’s Guide. Connect at KathleenBarnes.com.

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his kundalini yoga breathing technique, when combined with a brisk walking program, changes the basic rhythms of the body, even at cellular levels, according to the Kundalini Research Institute, in Santa Cruz, New Mexico. Breathwalking, a particular combination of breathing and walking, improves several brain functions, according to research the institute conducted with the University of Arizona. Breathwalking, compared to normal walking, increases executive function by as much as 80 percent and improves cognitive function, judgment and mental focus. Other findings by the institute are that breathwalking improves vision, including depth of field and clarity of detail, as well as muscle balance and heart function. “If aerobic exercise resembles the pure power of a single frequency emanating from a strong radio station, then breathwalking looks like many frequencies mixed into complex and richly textured patterns. One is a tone; the others add melody, chords and harmonies. It is like comparing loud noise to sophisticated music,” notes the organization’s website.


How to Do It Wave breath: Inhale steadily through the nose to the count of four while taking four steps, exhale through the mouth to a count of four while taking another four steps. Stair breath: Make four distinct inhalations through the nose to a count of four while taking four steps; and then exhale through the mouth in four sharp exhalations while taking another four steps. Dr. Jim Nicolai, who is affiliated with the University of Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine, in Tucson, has created a helpful instructional video at Tinyurl.com/HowToBreathwalk.

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he New York University Langone Medical Center recently reported that 74 percent of Americans experience some form of digestive distress, a quarter are obese and more than 100 million U.S. adults are pre-diabetic and don’t know it. While many blame such problems on eating wheat, some food scientists disagree, including those citing two major studies by Harvard researchers; following more than 100,000 people for 25 years, they concluded that those eating the most wheat compared to low-gluten folks had a 13 percent lower diabetes risk and no greater risk of heart disease. While the standard American diet, which includes highly processed wheat, is likely responsible for many of these health concerns, plenty of science links a diet rich in whole grains, including whole wheat, to weight loss, better digestion and lower blood sugar. The Mediterranean Diet, replete with whole grains and wheat, is still revered as one of the healthiest-known

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diets. Centenarians that live in the famed “blue zones”, recognized for their longevity-enhancing environment and lifestyles, eat a non-processed, whole-food diet rich in whole grains and wheat. Many Americans that are gluten-sensitive today digested wheat fine when they were young. At some point, our ability to digest foods that are a bit harder to digest, like wheat and dairy, became compromised. It’s possible to reboot.

Delete Processed Foods

The first step toward reestablishing digestive strength is avoiding all processed foods. A study in the journal Diabetes Care linked a processed food diet to a 141 percent increase in belly fat, high blood sugar and high cholesterol. It further showed that a diet of whole grains, including wheat, reduced the risk of these health concerns by 38 percent. Monitor these ingredients to achieve a healthier diet.

 Avoid all added sugars or artificial sweeteners. Allow nothing more than six grams of naturally occurring sugar per serving.  Avoid fried foods and baked goods made with refined cooking oils used to preserve them like bread, muffins, cookies, energy bars, most packaged foods and chips.  Eat bread that’s only made of organic whole wheat, salt water and starter.

Restore Liver and Gallbladder Function

Highly processed vegetable oils are used as preservatives in most packaged foods, including bread. Processing these oils renders them indigestible. Linked to congestion of the liver and gallbladder, they disable liver bile so it can’t break down either good or bad fats, also making it insufficient to buffer stomach acids. Without adequate bile production to neutralize stomach acid, the stomach won’t produce the needed acid to digest proteins like gluten and the casein in dairy. This malady has effected a huge spike in gallbladder surgeries and epidemic levels of obesity, high blood sugar and food intolerances.

To boost bile flow, enjoy these foods daily:  Eat one red beet and one apple a day— either raw, cooked, juiced or blended. Add celery and make a bile-flow smoothie.  Consume one teaspoon of both coconut oil and high-quality olive oil per day.  Eat more artichokes, bitter roots and leafy greens.  Drink fennel and fenugreek tea with meals.

These five-star spices: 4 Stimulate digestion 4 Increase bile flow, pancreatic and small intestine enzyme activity, and fat and sugar metabolism 4 Decrease H. pylori, an opportunistic acid-producing microbe, from adhering to the stomach 4 Decrease gas and bloating 4 Support optimal weight, microbiology health, growth of good gut bacteria and elimination 4 Act as powerful free-radical scavengers

Strengthen Stomach Fire

Instead of taking digestive enzymes or a hydrochloric acid-based stomach acid pill, stimulate the stomach to make its own acid and the small intestine and pancreas to produce digestive enzymes. This is best done regularly with the following five spices:

Following these simple steps of nutrition will set gluten sufferers on the right path to retraining the body to digest and enjoy wheat again.

 Use ginger, cumin, coriander, cardamom and fennel. Studies published in journals such as Molecular Nutrition & Food Research and the Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry suggest that when these five spices are used together —as a supplement, in cooking or to flavor food—they act as a total upper digestive reset.

John Douillard, a Boulder, CO, doctor of chiropractic and creator of the wellness website LifeSpa.com, is the former director of player development and nutrition advisor to the New Jersey Nets NBA team. He is author of the book Eat Wheat: A Scientific and Clinically-Proven Approach to Safely Bringing Wheat and Dairy Back into Your Diet. Learn more at EatWheatBook.com.

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Natural device stops a cold before it starts

New research: Copper stops colds if used early.


ew research shows you can stop a cold in its tracks if you take one simple step with a new device when you first feel a cold coming on. Colds start when cold viruses get in your nose. Viruses multiply fast. If you don’t stop them early, they spread in your airways and cause misery. But scientists have found a quick way to stop a virus. Touch it with copper. Researchers at labs and universities worldwide agree — copper is “antimicrobial.” It kills microbes, such as viruses and bacteria, just by touch. Four thousand years ago ancient Greeks and Egyptians used copper to purify water and heal wounds. Now we know why it worked so well. Researchers say a tiny electric charge in microbe cells gets short-circuited by the high conductance of copper. This destroys the cell in seconds. Tests by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) show germs die fast on copper. So some hospitals switched to copper touch surfaces, like faucets and doorknobs. This cut the spread of MRSA and other illnesses by over half, and saved lives. The strong scientific evidence gave inventor Doug Cornell an idea. When he felt a cold coming on he fashioned a smooth copper probe and rubbed it gently in his nose for 60 seconds. “It worked!” he exclaimed. “The cold went away completely.” It worked 28



Some users say it also helps with sinuses. Attorney Donna Blight had a 2-day sinus headache. When her CopperZap arrived, she tried it. “I am shocked!” she said. “My head cleared, no more headache, no more congestion.” Some users say copper stops nighttime stuffiness if they use it just before bed. One man said, “Best sleep I’ve had in years.” Users also report success in stopping cold sores when used at the first sign of a tingle in the lip. One woman said, “I tried every product on the market over 20 years. Some helped a little, but this stopped it from happening in the first place.” The handle is sculptured to fit the hand and finely textured to improve contact. Tests show it kills harmful microbes on the fingers to help prevent the spread of illness.

again every time he felt a cold coming on. He reports he has never had a cold since. He asked relatives and friends to try it. They said it worked for them, too. So he patented CopperZap™ and put it on the market. Soon hundreds of people had tried it and given feedback. Nearly 100 percent said the copper stops their colds if used within 3 hours of the first sign. Even up to 2 days after the first sign, if they still get the cold it is milder and they feel better. Users wrote things like, “It stopped my cold right away,” and “Is it supposed to work that fast?” Pat McAllister, age 70, received one as a gift and called it “one of the best presents ever. This little jewel really works.” Sinus trouble, stuffiness, cold sores. People often use CopperZap Copper may even help stop flu if for prevention, before cold signs apused early and for several days. In a pear. Karen Gauci, who flies often for her job, used to get colds after crowded lab test, scientists placed 25 million live flu viruses on a CopperZap. No viruses flights. Though skeptical, she tried it were found alive soon after. several times a day on travel days for The EPA says the natural color 2 months. “Sixteen flights and not a change of copper does not reduce its sniffle!” she exclaimed. ability to kill germs. Businesswoman Rosaleen says CopperZap is made in the U.S. of when people are sick around her she pure copper. It carries a 90-day full uses CopperZap morning and night. money back guarantee and is available “It saved me last holidays,” she said. for $49.95 at CopperZap.com or toll“The kids had colds going around and free 1-888-411-6114. around, but not me.” ADVERTORIAL

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Kick the Plastic Habit Choose Earth-Friendly Alternatives by Avery Mack


rocery bags, bottles, cups and straws comprise much of the 9.1 billion tons of plastic manufactured worldwide in the past 65 years. Once discarded, 79 percent resides in landfills and litters the environment, with more created daily. Annually, the equivalent of five grocery bags of trash for every foot of coastline worldwide enters the oceans, killing 100,000 marine animals. A 2016 World Economic Forum report says that by 2050, the world’s seas could contain more plastic than fish. At the 2017 Our Ocean Conference, the Ocean Conservancy and its partners announced a $150 million preventive plan. “This is a major breakthrough for trash-free seas,” says Susan Ruffo, the conservancy’s managing director of international initiatives. “Our research found improved waste management in Southeast Asian countries [Indonesia, Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam and China] can halve plastic going in the ocean by 2025.” When the United Nations launched the Clean Seas campaign in 2017, Indonesia pledged $1 billion to reduce plastic waste by 70 percent within eight years through education, taxes on plastic bags and investing in alternative products. Increased awareness is crucial to buy and discard less, create alternatives and recycle more to support the planet’s overall health.

Expanding Footprint Lacking space, technology and equipment to transform waste into reusable materials, U.S. municipalities typically ship it to a sorter for processing elsewhere; often to China, where new regulations restrict what’s accepted, leaving trash haulers scrambling.

Although recyclable, these are the worst plastics: #3, Polyvinyl chloride, used in plastic wrap, toys, squeeze bottles and packaging for peanut butter, contains lead and phthalate esters (chemical compounds) that affect development of testosterone, according to a study by the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development. #6, Polystyrene, in Styrofoam, plastic utensils and disposable or carryout containers, is toxic to our brain and nervous system; ask what restaurants use. #7, Polycarbonate, found in the lining of canned foods, sports drinks, juice drinks, ketchup bottles and clear sippy cups, contains bisphenol A (BPA), a proven endocrine disruptor.

Small Changes Make a Difference Recycling weakens plastic grocery bags, necessitating double-bagging to avoid spills. Average families annually accumulate about 1,500 plastic bags, with 99 percent ending in landfills, as litter or stuffed in the pantry, according to the Center for Biological Diversity. Worldwide, many countries ban or tax bags. “Annually, 50 billion water bottles are sold globally, including 30 billion in the U.S. That’s 1,500 individual water bottles thrown away per second,” says Deanna Latson, co-founder of ARIIX, which makes water purification systems, in Bountiful, Utah. “One filter can purify the equivalent of thousands of them a year.” The U.S. annual bottle recycling rate is 23 percent. Beth Terry, of Oakland, California, author of Plastic-Free: How I Kicked the Plastic Habit and How You Can Too, offers

100 tips at MyPlasticFreeLife.com, including this planet-saving advice: 4 Opt for bar soap instead of liquid, soap nuts in lieu of plastic-packaged powders, and baking soda and lemon or vinegar rather than sprays to clean. 4 Ask the butcher to wrap meat in paper, forgoing trays and plastic wrap. 4 Buy fruit and vegetables at farmers’ markets; return containers for reuse. 4 Turn out-of-fashion garments into cleaning rags; skip plastic scrubbers. 4 Carry reusable water bottles and cloth shopping bags. 4 Avoid over-packaged frozen foods. 4 Use glass jars for leftovers and storage. 4 Buy kitty litter packaged in paper. 4 Choose stainless steel pet food and water bowls. As a substitute, glass is endlessly recyclable, but facilities are few. Find resource centers at gpi.org/glass-resource-locator. “Plastic innovations stop at invention and don’t follow through to end-oflife solutions,” says Tom Szaky, CEO and founder of TerraCycle, in Trenton, New Jersey. It accepts both basic and difficultto-recycle waste including pens, laboratory waste, cigarette butts, art supplies, small auto parts, bathroom cleaning waste, toys, candy wrappers and coffee pods (TerraCycle.com).

Contact Influencers

Tell companies when products have excessive or harmful packaging. In Delray Beach, Florida, Saltwater Brewery created biodegradable, safely edible wheat and barley six-pack rings to replace traditional plastic rings that are hazardous to wildlife. Restaurants routinely provide fresh plastic straws with refills. BYOS (bring your own straw), whether plastic, stainless steel or paper, and let management know why. Americans daily discard 500 million plastic straws (StrawlessOcean.org/alternatives). “Consumers are willing to change if options are available,” observes Szaky. “Manufacturers need to offer high-quality, reusable products designed for reuse equal or superior in value to single-use, disposable items.” Connect with the freelance writer via AveryMack@mindspring.com. January 2018



Don’t Overfeed Fido Plus Other Tips to Keep a Dog Cancer-Free


by Karen Becker

ancer is the leading cause of canine fatalities in the U.S., Europe and Japan. Often diagnosed too late, the risks, heartache and expense of aggressive traditional treatments have many people searching for healthy alternatives. Although the causes are not well understood, we can give our companion the best possible chance of prevention.


Avoid Pet Obesity

In studies across species, caloric restriction has been shown to help prevent tumor development and progression. Obesity is strongly linked to increased cancer risk in humans and is assumed so in dogs. For people, cancer is also connected with excessive glucose, increased insulin sensitivity, inflammation and oxidative stress. Overfeeding a dog is not a loving thing to do.

Creating or promoting inflammation raises cancer risk by facilitating abnormal cells to proliferate. Current research suggests cancer is actually a chronic, inflammatory disease. Because cancer cells require the glucose in carbohydrates as an energy source, limit or eliminate carbs present in processed grains, fruits with fructose and starchy vegetables. Cancer cells generally can’t use dietary fats for energy, so appropriate amounts of good-quality fats are nutritionally healthy. Another major contributor to inflammation is poor-quality, processed pet food, which is typically high in omega-6 fatty acids and low in omega-3. Omega-6s increase inflammation; omega-3s do the reverse. A healthy, moist dog diet contains real, whole, organic, nonGMO (genetically modified) foods, preferably raw—also plenty of high-quality protein, including muscle meat, organs and bone; moderate amounts of animal fat; high levels of EPA and DHA (omega-3 fatty acids, such as those present in krill oil); and some fresh-cut ground veggies; plus antioxidant-rich fruit. Consider adding both vitamin/mineral and other supplements like probiotics, digestive enzymes, medicinal mushrooms and super green foods. Work with a holistic or integrative veterinarian to determine the best regime.


Reduce Exposure to Toxins

Harmful toxins include chemical pesticides like flea and tick preventives, lawn chemicals, tobacco smoke, flame retardants and all common household cleaners. A six-year study by the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine, at Tufts University, showed that exposure to lawn pesticides, specifically those applied by lawn care companies, raised the risk of canine malignant lymphoma up to 70 percent. Conventional flea and tick preventives are pesticides, whether spot-on treatments, pills, dips, solutions, shampoos or collars. Chemical spot-on products attracted U.S. Environmental Protection Agency attention based on reports of 40,000 adverse events in 2008, including 600 animal deaths. Because avoiding all toxins is nearly impossible, consider periodic detoxification based on a vet’s recommendation. For a dog with constant exposure to toxic chemicals all summer, a daily oral detox protocol is sound. If the only source is a monthly dose of a

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Refuse Unnecessary Vaccinations

To properly maintain a dog’s first line of defense—the immune system—don’t overstimulate it with vaccines. Tailor vaccine protocols to minimize risk and maximize protection, considering the dog’s breed, background, nutritional status and overall vitality. A good protocol with healthy puppies is to provide a single parvovirus and distemper vaccine at or before 12 weeks of age, and a second set after 14 weeks. Cautious vets then order a titer test (at a lab that uses the immunofluorescence assay method) two weeks after the last set of vaccines. If the dog has been successfully immunized, it’s protected for life. If titer tests indicate low vaccine levels (unlikely), try a booster for only the specific viruses that titered low, and only those to which the animal has a real risk of exposure. Combination vaccines (four to eight viruses in one injection), a standard booster at many veterinary practices, is not recommended.


Maintain Physical Integrity Until at Least 18 to 24 Months of Age

Studies from Purdue University, the University of California, Davis, and others show a clear link between spaying/neutering and increased cancer rates in dogs, especially large breeds. These include increased risk of osteosarcoma in Rottweilers neutered or spayed before their first birthday; double the risk of bone cancer in neutered or spayed large, purebred dogs versus intact (not neutered) dogs; and three to four times the cancer rates for spayed female golden retrievers versus intact females. Opting for ovary-sparing spays (hysterectomy) is another option that preserves sex hormones while rendering the animal sterile. Applying these five suggestions in caring for a dog throughout its life offers a pet a good chance for a cancer-free and overall healthy, high-quality life. Karen Becker, a doctor of veterinary medicine, is a proactive, integrative practitioner who consults internationally and writes for Mercola Healthy Pets (HealthyPets.Mercola.com).

Five Ways to Manifest Our Desires by J. Marie Novak


ccording to a Pew Forum study, nearly 80 percent of Americans believe in miracles. When we think we can’t handle burdensome difficulties on our own, we often seek help from a higher power, pleading: Cure me or my loved one of this illness. Aid me in providing for myself and my family. Bring me someone to love. Help me resolve this intensely painful situation. Protect loved ones from the harm they’re subjecting themselves to. If we want miracles to unfold in our lives, we must actively participate in their manifestation. Here are five ways to manifest more miracles in our lives.


Be Grateful for Everything

Gratitude deserves its positive buzz. When we’re grateful, our energy changes and our light shines. Our perspective shifts from scarcity to abundance. We bring forth divine blessings by being tuned into the giving nature of the creator of all. When we live in a state of gratitude, good people, opportunities and blessings arrive.


Stop Using Excuses to Do Nothing

When we take a positive step in our lives—it can be anything—a way forward will often appear that may be unrelated to the blessing we receive. For example, clearing out clutter may clarify a career move. Taking a course to build a new skill may introduce us to a new friend. In beginning a new exercise routine, we may discover self-confidence in other areas of life.


Step Beyond Routine

Step out of routines, broaden horizons and bust through comfort zones. Bumps and bruises may occur, but bravery is rewarded. Miracles are not beyond our grasp, but we may need to extend our reach in ways we’ve never done before.


Help Others Receive the Miracles They Pray For

Experience the bliss of being a giver. Share what others need. Sponsor a child’s education. Give unused belongings to people that desperately need them. Offer words of encouragement. It all matters more than we realize.


Trust Intuition

When we listen to our intellect instead of our inner heart-and-soul guidance system, we get turned around and off course. We all have an inner knowing that can help us get where we want to go. Divine wisdom always trumps the human mind. When we tune into it and trust what it’s telling us, we invite miracles into our lives. We all have the power to participate in creating miracles for ourselves and others by bringing to fruition what did not seem remotely possible. It’s easy to start by practicing these five miracle-creating strategies. J. Marie Novak is an author, life transformation mentor and founder of the Believe and Create online community. Learn how to believe in and create the life you were born to live at BelieveAndCreate.com. January 2018


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Tai Chi for Beginners – Jan 13, 20, 27. 2-3pm. Comprises the first 5 movements of the Yang-style 24 form set, the most popular set practiced in the world, characterized by slow, gentle, expansive movements. Improves many aspects of health and improves mental balance to help manage stress. $95. Greensquare Integrative Health Care Center, Lower Level Education Center, 6789 N Green Bay Ave, Glendale. RSVP: 414-218-0500. HanaHolbus@gmail.com.

MONDAY, JANUARY 1 The Heart of Intention: New Year’s Day Meditation and Fire Ceremony – 11am-1pm. Get clear and set intention for the new year. Included are pranayama, seated asanas, meditation and fire ceremony; tap into your inner vision for the coming year. $20. Santosha Yoga & Ayurveda, W307 N149 Golf Rd, Delafield. 262-271-4972. Santosha YogaAyurveda.com.


FRIDAY, JANUARY 5 Waldorf Joy of Learning Playgroup.– Tue, from Jan 5, or Fri, from Jan 9, through early Feb. 9-11am. Children ages 2-4, accompanied by a parent, experience the Waldorf environment during five weeks of activities with the teacher. $80. Tamarack Waldorf School. 1150 E Brady St, Milwaukee. RSVP: 414277-0009. TamarackWaldorf.org. Vision Board Workshop – 7-10pm. An informal vision/dream board workshop. This is the perfect time of year to set goals and dream big for the future. Supplies and champagne punch provided. $40. Inspiration Wellness Group, 6420A S Howell Ave, Oak Creek. RSVP, Natalie Benoit: 414-651-2243.

SATURDAY, JANUARY 6 Midwest College of Oriental Medicine Winter 2018 Quarter Begins – The winter 2018 quarter offers Saturday courses and distance education. Online LiveStream lectures available for weekday evening science courses eliminating winter weather commuting. Online as a LiveStream lecture or campuses in Racine, WI and Evanston, IL. 800-593-2320. Acupuncture.edu. Animal Communication Sessions – 12-4pm. Ever wonder what your animal friend is thinking? Bring your animal friend or pictures to find out their thoughts, feelings, behavioral issues or what they’d like; w/Stacy Krafczyk. $70/20-minute sessions, cash or check. Bark n Scratch Outpost, 5835 W Blue Mound Rd, Milwaukee. Preregister: 414-444-4110. BarkNScratchOutpost.com. Healing Drum Circle & Spirit Message Circle – 1-3pm. Healing with the angelic realm and higher vibrational beings of love and light, and receiving messages from your spirit guides and/or loved ones from the other side. $50; space limited. Wauwatosa area. RSVP: 414-530-5477. Spiritual Enlightenment.me.

SUNDAY, JANUARY 7 White Stone Sunday – 10am. A ceremony wherein each person receives a white stone. After meditation, they write what their new name will be, or their intention for the New Year. Youth education and nursery care provided. Free will offering. Unity Center in Milwaukee, 1717 N 73 St, Wauwatosa. 415-475-0105. UnityChurchInMilwaukee.org. Teen Yoga Class – 11am-12pm. Experience yoga using asanas (poses) safely with your breath opening your body as you work through tightness and alleviate stress of mind and body. $12. Center for Well-Being Lake Country, 301 Cottonwood Ave, Hartland. Questions: 312-420-7042. C4WB.com. Animal Communication Sessions – 12-4pm. Ever wonder what your animal friend is thinking? Bring



like; w/Stacy Krafczyk. $70/20-minute sessions, cash or check. Petlicious, 2217 Silvernail Rd, Pewaukee. Preregister: 262-548-0923. Petlicious.com.

your animal friend or pictures to find out their thoughts, feelings, behavioral issues or what they’d like; w/Stacy Krafczyk. $70/20-minute sessions, cash or check. The Feed Bag Pet Supply, 10900 N Port Washington Rd, Mequon. Preregister: 262241-7061. FeedBagPetSupply.com.

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 10 BioMat Sessions & Reiki – Jan 10, 23. Healing amethyst mat, with Far infrared, PEMF, biophoton and magnet therapies. $50/30 min session. Inspiration Wellness Group, 6420A S Howell Ave, Oak Creek. Natalie Benoit: 414-651-2243. MilwaukeeReiki. MassagePlanet.com.

FRIDAY, JANUARY 12 Spiritual Development Circle – 6-8pm. Magdalena, a gifted intuitive guide, sound healer and reiki practitioner, will facilitate and guide the circle, supporting individual connections to spiritual guides and angels. $25; preregistration requested. Center for Well-Being Lake Country, 301 Cottonwood Ave, Hartland. 262-367-0607. C4WB.com. Sacred Women’s Circle – 6:30-9pm. Gathering in circle with intention is powerful. Come together to honor, listen and share hearts fully with one another; w/ Julie Szyba. Meditate. Share. Listen. Grow. $25. Santosha Yoga & Ayurveda, W307 N149 Golf Rd, Delafield. 262-271-4972. SantoshaYogaAyurveda.com.

SATURDAY, JANUARY 13 Tea with Natalie – 9-10:30am. Enjoy a cup of tea or coffee and health chat with a holistic wellness expert. $10. Inspiration Wellness Group, 6420A S Howell Ave, Oak Creek. RSVP, Natalie Benoit: 414651-2243. InspirationWellnessGroup.com. Reiki Level Two – 9am-5pm. Learn the three symbols in Usui Reiki Ryoho. $200; CEUs available. Class held in Mukwonago. Register with Rhiana: 262-498-4162 or Rhiana@BeReiki.com. Reiki Level One Training –10:30am-6:30pm. Learn reiki so that you may give yourself or others a treatment. Reiki heals physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. $200. Class held in Mukwonago. Register: 262-498-4162. BeReiki.com. Animal Communication Sessions – 12-4pm. Ever wonder what your animal friend is thinking? Bring your animal friend or pictures to find out their thoughts, feelings, behavioral issues or what they’d


Breakthrough Breath Work Workshop – 9am4pm. This breath work is a powerful pathway leading to personal transformation, creating a deeper connection to your inner being, your true self; w/ Mechthilde Moser. $125; preregistration required. Center for Well-Being Lake Country, 301 Cottonwood Ave, Hartland. 262-367-5317. C4WB.com. Dreams and Their Meaning Play Shop – 11:45am. Kevin Reger will offer techniques to remember our dreams, and then to figure out what they mean to us and how they can help us. $20 love offering. Unity Center in Milwaukee, 1717 N 73 St, Wauwatosa. 415-475-0105. UnityChurchInMilwaukee.org. Restorative Yoga for Stress Relief and Deep Relaxation – Jan 14, 28. 12-1:15pm. Targeting deeper connective tissues, this passive form of yoga allows you to benefit from gravity and to use props while your parasympathetic nervous system is activated. It is especially useful to eliminate fatigue and stress. $15 per class. Greensquare Integrative Health Care Center, Lower Level Education Center, 6789 N Green Bay Ave, Glendale. RSVP: 414-292-3900, x 328. Beth.Ama@gmail.com. Food as Medicine – 1-2:30pm. Learn to group food for health benefits, what foods fight cancer, to maximize health and well-being and more; w/ Betty Holloway, registered dietitian and nutritionist. $25. Light of Grace Healing & Ed Center, 5900 W National Ave, West Allis. RSVP: 414-258-5555 or Info@LightOfGrace.Church.

MONDAY, JANUARY 15 The Way of the Altomesayok: Peru Journey – Jan 15-26. In alliance with Rainbow Jaguar Institute, an opportunity for mesa carriers to delve deeper into the mystery teachings of the altomesayok shamans of Peru, and to further their studies in this mystical tradition. Info: GoldenLightHealing.net

TUESDAY, JANUARY 16 Chanting & Healing Group Session – 6:30-8pm. Through the voice we are able to facilitate healing. Chanting is an ancient method of releasing stuck emotions and balances our chakras activating inner healing. $35; preregistration required. Center for Well-Being Lake Country, 301 Cottonwood Ave, Hartland. 262-367-0607. C4WB.com.

FRIDAY, JANUARY 19 Artist Themed Yoga Night Out – 6:30-7:45pm. When gathering in union, music like yoga, can become a spiritual experience. Groove and flow to the classic and wide collection of music from the Beatles with Cathy Selzer. $20. Santosha Yoga & Ayurveda, W307 N149 Golf Rd, Delafield. 262-2714972. SantoshaYogaAyurveda.com.



Fermentation Workshop – 9-11am. Includes a demonstration of making kombucha tea, handson sauerkraut making, handouts, recipes, your own kombucha mother mushroom and jar of homemade sauerkraut. $50. Inspiration Wellness Group, 6420A S Howell Ave, Oak Creek. RSVP, Natalie Benoit: 414-651-2243. MilwaukeeReiki. MassagePlanet.com.

Peru Mysticism – Explore Peruvian shamanism up close and personal on a spiritual journey with Golden Light Healing. Participate in healing rituals and meditations at ancient holy sites, including the fabled City of Light, Machu Picchu, with the local shamans. Information, Amy: 920-609-8277. GoldenLightHealing.net.

Winter Wellness Expo Lake Country – 11am3pm. 30+ booths, free classes, health scans, blood analysis, crystals, healthy wine, sound healing, Kids welcome. Giveaways at each booth Check website re giveaway tickets. Free admission but a $2-$5 donation requested for Hurricane Relief. Oconomowoc Lakes Plaza/Abundant Joy Yoga & Wellness, W359 N5001 Brown St (Exit 176 off Hwy 16), Oconomowoc. AbundantJoyYoga.com. Natural Remedies for Anxiety and Insomnia – 6-7:30pm. Learn natural and effective ways to calm the nervous system for greater sleep and harmony in your life with pranayama, yoga poses, food, herbs, self-care practices and essential oils; w/Nikki Estes. $30. Santosha Yoga & Ayurveda, W307 N149 Golf Rd, Delafield. 262-271-4972. SantoshaYoga Ayurveda.com.

SUNDAY, JANUARY 21 Wellness & Metaphysical Fair – 11am-4pm. Explore your body, mind and spirit and enjoy a day of healing and enlightenment. Some of the best readers in the Midwest; ascension, reiki, shaman release: vendors with one of a kind items. Free admission. American Legion Post 449, 3245 N 124th St, Brookfield. SpiritualEnlightenment.me.

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 24 Message Circle: Predictions for Your New Year – 7-9pm. Would you like spiritual/intuitive information about what to expect in 2018? Shala Kilmer will communicate with your spirit guides and bring you insights about what’s ahead for you. $20. Unity Center in Milwaukee, 1717 N 73rd St, Wauwatosa. More info: 414-475-0105.

THURSDAY, JANUARY 25 Inflammation: What It Is and Why It’s Important – 6-7:30pm. Learn how inflammation may be affecting your health, and how to minimize and overcome those effects on your body; w/Kelly Kolodzinski and Emily Yenor. 1212 Bodyworks, 20270 W Watertown Rd, Ste 100, Brookfield. RSVP Emily: 414-405-3956. 1212Bodyworks.com. Get Intuit: Intuitive Development – 8-week series. 6:30-9pm. Discover why your intuition works well sometimes, and not very well in other situations. Learn techniques for tapping into your intuition whenever you choose. Class limited to 12 participants. $225. Unity Center in Milwaukee, 1717 N 73rd St, Wauwatosa. Registration required: Shala Kilmer, 702-280-8854.

SATURDAY, JANUARY 27 Write Here - Color Now – 9am-1pm. Writing/Art can be a compass, reflecting where you’ve been and where you’re going. Delve deeper through experiential learning and discussion. Participants can expect breakthroughs. $40. Light of Grace Healing & Ed Center, 5900 W National Ave, West Allis. RSVP: 414-258-5555 or Info@LightOfGrace.Church.

Waldorf Education Open House – 1-4pm. Learn about Waldorf education for Pre-K through High School by taking a school tour, meeting teachers, and enjoying presentations by students. Tamarack Waldorf School. 1150 E Brady St, Milwaukee. 414277-0009. TamarackWaldorf.org.

TUESDAY, JANUARY 30 Lupus Support Group Meeting – 6-8pm. Lupus support group meetings are held the last Tuesday of the month to provide support to Lupus patients and their families. Free. 2600 N. Mayfair Road, Atrium level, basement conference room, Milwaukee. Info: 414-443-6400. Betsey@LupusWI.org.

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savethedate SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 4 Seeking a Soul Centered Life – Beginning Feb 4. 10:30am-12pm. Develop a life-long practice of meditation and create a deeper knowledge of the self, based on Sarah McLean’s book, SoulCentered: Transform Your Life in 8 Weeks. Learn the essentials of meditation and practice researchbased meditation techniques as you nourish a compassionate, aware, and authentic approach to a mindful, peaceful life. Joanne Nelson, facilitator, certified by the McLean Meditation Institute as a meditation and mindfulness teacher. $240; preregistration required by Jan 28. Center for Well-Being Lake Country, 301 Cottonwood Ave, Hartland. C4WB.com.

savethedate SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 4 Open House, Open Hearts & Open Minds – Feb 4. 1-4pm. Learn about and experience a wide range of services by experts in hypnosis, mediumship, mindfulness, energy work, mental health, coaching, reiki and more. Free. Center for Transformational Growth, The Village Court Shops, 890 Elm Grove Rd, Ste 201, Elm Grove. 262-806-6722. MindfulSolutionsWI@ gmail.com. Drum Making Workshop – Feb 9. 5:30pm. Craft your own 15” ceremonial hand drum from buffalo, elk or horse hide; w/Dave Wilinski. Learn about the various medicine gifts each animal spirit brings and how to use the drum for meditation and healing. Overnight accommodations available. $195; includes all materials to create a drum and drum stick. GoldenLightHealing.net.

Anti-Aging from the Inside Out – Feb 10. 1-3pm. Enhance beauty, improve health, and reverse the signs of aging with this nutrition workshop led by Dr. Sarah Axtell. $50; space limited, preregistration required. Tosa Yoga, 6734 W North Ave, Wauwatosa. 414-828-7555. TosaYoga.com. Mediumship Training – Feb 10-11. 9am-4pm. Highly experiential class will teach a variety of techniques to make connections with the spirit world and give an evidential reading. Taught by Amy Wilinski, who trained with many gifted mediums and brings a blend of styles to her work. Overnight options available. $295/commuter, $350/ shared accommodation & meals, $375/private room & meals. Golden Light Healing Retreat Center near Green Bay. Info: 920-609-8277. Golden LightHealing.net. Love & Prioritize Yourself: Self-care through Nutrition & Movement – Feb 22. 6-7:30pm. Learn to put yourself first with easy-to-apply nutrition and movement strategies; w/Kelly Kolodzinski and Emily Yenor. 1212 Bodyworks, 20270 W Watertown Rd, Ste 100, Brookfield. RSVP Emily: 414-4053956. 1212bodyworks.com. Reiki Refresher – Feb 25. 9am-3pm. Want to brush up your skills on reiki? Take this training for Level 1 thru ART students. Receive attunement and revisit Japanese techniques, symbols, and much more. $150. Class held in Mukwonago. Register with Rhiana: 262-498-4162 or Rhiana@BeReiki.com.

MARCH Let’s Talk Wellness for Kids – Mar 7, 14, 21. 12-1pm. Discussion about natural approaches to common health issues for kids: Mar 7th, ear infections; Mar 12th, colic and digestive issues; Mar 21st, why your child might be irritable. Free. Settimi Chiropractic and Wellness Center, 17280 W North Ave, Ste G-102, Brookfield. 262-789-0576. SettimiChiropractic.com. Become a board Certified Hypnotherapist – Mar 23-25. Fri, 6:30-9:30pm; Sat, 8:30am-4:30pm; Sun, 9am-3pm. Hypnotherapy certification training weekend. $1995, $995/early bird; limited to eight students. Restrictions apply. MidAmerica Hypnosis & Mindset Training Center, 15350 W National Ave, Ste 120, New Berlin. 414-939-6463. MidAmerica Hypnosis.com.

APRIL Whispers on the Wind Shamanic Training – Apr 4-8, Jul, Nov 2018 and Mar 2019. Would you like a deeper connection with nature and the spirit world? Intensive training program in shamanism, energy medicine and self-transformation meets four times over 12 months. Learn core energy healing techniques including power animal and soul retrieval, clearing of past life and ancestral imprints, connecting with the forces of nature, etc. Golden Light Healing Retreat Center near Green Bay. Info: 920-609-8277. GoldenLightHealing.net.

FALL 2018 Mists of Ireland Tour – Fall 2018. Explore the sacred circles and holy wells of Celtic lore. Amy and David Wilinski of Golden Light Healing are excited to offer once again this popular spiritual journey on the Emerald Isle. Contact: GoldenLightHealing@ bayland.net. Amy Wilinski: 920-609-8277. Golden LightHealing.net.

January 2018


ongoing events Email Publisher@NaturalMilwaukee.com for guidelines and to submit entries.

sunday A.C.I.M. Study Group – A Course in Miracles study group, following fellowship. Love offering. Unity Center in Milwaukee, 1717 N 73rd St, Wauwatosa. 414-475-0105. UCIM@wi.rr.com.

Sunday Gathering: Light of Grace – 10am. Come for meditation, soul-filled music and an inspiring spiritual message to uplift and motivate you. Spiritual Youth Development, ages 5-9, the second Sunday of each month. Light of Grace, 5806 W. National Ave, West Allis. 414-258-5555. LightOfGrace.Church. Unity Church of Light Sunday Service – 10am. Sunday service with Rev Sue Ellen Kelly and the amazing music of George Busateri, John Zaffiro and various soloists. Children’s Sunday school at same time. Unity Church of Light, 150 S Sunnyslope Rd, Ste 110, Brookfield (in Bishop’s Woods West 1). 262-641-7558. UnityChurchOfLight.com. Shamanic Journey and Drumming Circle – 11:30am. 3rd Sun. Meets following fellowship and service. Please bring your drum, some available for use. Group led by Dennis Clark, president, board of trustees. $10 suggested offering. Unity Center in Milwaukee, 1717 N 73rd St, Wauwatosa. 414-4750105. UCIM@wi.rr.com. Coloring and Crafting Club – 12pm. 2nd Sun. This is a quiet time of fellowship and creative expression. Meets in the fireside room following fellowship and service. Unity Center in Milwaukee, 1717 N 73rd St, Wauwatosa. UCIM@wi.rr.com.

monday TOPS Weight Loss Support Group – Through Feb. 5:45-7pm. Real people, real weight loss. Helping millions to take off pounds sensibly since 1948. $32, annual membership. 4575 S 5th St, side entrance, Milwaukee. 414-841-1685. TOPSWi1381@ yahoo.com. TOPS.org. Mind Minutes Monday – 7:30-8pm. 2nd & 4th Mon. You can learn to master the mind: understand, control, and change the emotional, habitual patterns of the subconscious mind. Online course. Free; preregister. Rick@RickPaddock.com. 414-939-6463. RSVP: MindMinutes.com.



Gentle Healing Yoga – 10-11am. An extremely gentle, individualized class ideal for those dealing with chronic aches and pains, arthritis, fibromyalgia, MS, cancer, other health conditions, post-injury, or those interested in the gentle yoga style. Instructor: Shelley Carpenter, PT, e-RYT. $40/4 weeks, $12/ class. Lakepoint Church, S63W13694 Janesville Rd, Muskego. Register: 414-217-4185. Shelley@ PureEnergyYoga.com. PureEnergyYoga.com. Silent Unity Prayer and Healing Circle – 11am. This prayer time coincides with the prayer time at World Headquarters Silent Unity where prayer partners are praying 24/7/365. This is a powerful time to join in prayer. Unity Center in Milwaukee, 1717 N 73rd St, Wauwatosa. 414-475-0105. UCIM@ wi.rr.com.

Friendship and Potluck – Last Sun. Celebrate with a spiritual community; messages and music during the service followed by food and fellowship. Bring a friend and a dish to share. Unity Center in Milwaukee, 1717 N 73rd St, Wauwatosa. 414-4750105. UCIM@wi.rr.com. Seeking a Soul Centered Life – Beginning Feb 4. 10:30am-12pm. Develop a life-long practice of meditation and a deeper knowledge of self, based on Sarah McLean’s Soul-Centered: Transform Your Life in 8 Weeks. Learn and practice research-based meditation techniques as you nourish an authentic approach to a mindful life. $240; preregistration required by Jan 28. Center for Well-Being Lake Country, 301 Cottonwood Ave, Hartland. C4WB.com.

Archbishop Desmond Tutu. Free. Unity Center in Milwaukee, 1717 N 73rd St, Wauwatosa. 414-4750105. UCIM@wi.rr.com.

tuesday Beginner/Intermediate Yoga – 9-10am. Relieve stress, gain flexibility, strength and balance. Emphasis is on proper alignment and breathing for a safe, healing practice. Led by Shelley Carpenter, PT, e-RYT. $44/4 weeks, $13/class. The Ommani Center, 1166 Quail Court, Ste 210, Pewaukee. Register: 414-217-4185. Shelley@PureEnergyYoga.com. PureEnergyYoga.com. Caravan of Remembering: Book Club – 6:308pm. 3rd Tue. Sandra Zwirlein facilitates. The group works together to discover and empower our personal life mission’s work. Love offering. Unity Center in Milwaukee, 1717 N 73rd St, Wauwatosa. UCIM@wi.rr.com.

wednesday Wisconsin Asberger’s Empowerment Group – 2nd & 4th Wed. Evening meeting. Unity Center in Milwaukee, 1717 N 73rd St, Wauwatosa. UCIM@ wi.rr.com. Beginner/Intermediate Yoga – 6-7pm. Relieve stress, gain flexibility, strength and balance. Emphasis is on proper alignment and breathing for a safe, healing practice. Led by Shelley Carpenter, PT, e-RYT. $44/4 weeks, $13/class. The Ommani Center, 1166 Quail Ct, #210, Pewaukee. Register: 414-217-4185. Shelley@PureEnergyYoga.com. PureEnergyYoga.com. Women Warriors – Jan 10 through Feb 14. 6:308:30pm. The focus is to assist women in finding their value, worth and confidence. Class uses multiple tools to address the whole of being, spiritual, intellectual, physical and emotional. $75; limited to 30 participants. Light of Grace Healing & Ed Center, 5900 W National Ave, West Allis. RSVP: 414-2585555 or Info@LightOfGrace.Church.

thursday Minister’s Book Study – 9:15-10:45am. This is an open discussion group, currently discussing The Book of Joy: Lasting Happiness in a Changing World, by His Holiness the Dalai Lama, and


Women Warriors – Jan 11 through Feb 15. 6:308:30pm. See Wed listing. $75; limited to 30 participants. Light of Grace Healing & Ed Center, 5900 W National Ave, West Allis. RSVP: 414-258-5555 or Info@lightofgrace.church.

saturday Wisconsin Asberger’s Empowerment Group – 1st & 3rd Sat. Game nights. Unity Center in Milwaukee, 1717 N 73rd St, Wauwatosa. UCIM@wi.rr.com. Yoga with Mary Galati – 9am. 1st & 3rd Sat. Appropriate for all ages and abilities. Bring yoga mat or beach towel, wear comfortable clothing; men invited to participate. $7.50 per session. Unity Center in Milwaukee, 1717 N 73rd St, Wauwatosa. 414-475-0105. UCIM@wi.rr.com. Mindfulness Meditation – 9-10:30am. 2nd & 4th Sat. Mindfulness Meditation is based on the teachings of Buddhist monk, Thich Nhat Hanh. Facilitated by Cornelia Beilke, who has taught this technique for over a year. Love offering. Unity Center in Milwaukee, 1717 N 73rd St, Wauwatosa. 414-475-0105. UCIM@wi.rr.com. Citizens Climate Lobby – 10:30am-1:30pm. 2nd Sat. This is a non-partisan group dedicated to finding effective ways to preserving and protecting our planet from further climate change. Wedding Suite, Unity Center in Milwaukee, 1717 N 73rd St, Wauwatosa. 414-475-0105. UCIM@wi.rr.com.

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4528 N Oakland Ave, Shorewood 414-791-0303 AnandaAcupuncture.com Ananda compassionately serves the unique needs of each individual offering a variety of holistic health therapies to support healing at the root and full recovery of mental, emotional, spiritual and physical well-being. See ad, page 21.


1841 N Prospect Ave, Milwaukee 414-377-3898 RoyalRoadMke.com Specializing in mental health, including anxiety, depression, and PTSD; stress reduction, digestive and eating disorders, detox and chronic pain. Offering acupuncture, reiki, gong bath meditations.


Stacy Krafczyk • 414-460-4781 AllSpiritHealing.com Stacy Krafczyk specializes in Animal Communication, intuitive readings, after life communication, energy work and healing for both people and animals that helps promote physical and emotional well-being.


Aimee Lawent Beach 414-732-9860 AnimalConnectingAndHealing@yahoo.com Aimee is a Healing Touch for Animals (HTA) Practitioner and animal communicator. HTA restores harmony and balance to an animal’s energy system and works cooperatively with traditional veterinary care.


12800 W National Ave, New Berlin 262-955-6600 Facebook.com/SanthigramMilwaukee Santhigram’s Vaidya Sunita, the only ayurvedic doctor in Wisconsin, offers affordable authentic ayurvedic consultations, diet/yoga/lifestyle coaching, panchakarma treatments, spa services. Come, experience true healing. See ad, page 39.

SANTOSHA YOGA AND AYURVEDA W307 N1497 Golf Rd, Delafield 262-271-4972 SantoshaYogaAyurveda.com

Nikki Estes offers holistic health coaching through ayurvedic consultations, AyurYoga therapy and ayurvedic products and essential oils. Balance the body, focus the mind, enlighten the spirit. See ad, page 12.


19601 W Bluemound Rd, #100, Brookfield 414-405-3956 1212BodyWorks.com Emily Yenor, Physical Therapist and movement expert, identifies and corrects muscle imbalances throughout the body to help you move better, feel better and live better. See ad, page 21.


15720 W National Ave, New Berlin 262-785-5515 • NewBerlinChiro.com Exceptional chiropractic and wellness clinic with a special focus on chronic pain relief. Offering MLS Laser Therapy, massage, acupuncture, exercise rehabilitation, functional medicine, and more. See ad, page 4.

OPTIMAL PERFORMANCE HEALTH & WELLNESS CENTER 15850 W Bluemound Rd, Ste 306, Brookfield 262-226-8349 OptimalPerformanceWI.com We combine the best of chiropractic, physical therapy and wellness care. We use a comprehensive panel of diagnostic testing to insure our patients get the highest level of care possible.


17280 W North Ave, Ste G-102, Brookfield 262-789-0576 SettimiChiropractic.com Special focus on women and children, Dr. Settimi has been providing exceptional wellness care to our community for over 27 years. Our natural approach addresses common healthcare concerns in a warm and welcoming environment. See ad, page 10.


13000 Watertown Plank Rd, Elm Grove 262-787-3001 • AngelLightLLC.com Our Crystal Emporium features unique and exquisite crystals, stones and natural stone jewelry at affordable prices. Crystal Workshops and therapeutic Crystal Healing sessions also available.


4763 N 124 St, Butler • 262-790-0748 FreeSpiritCrystals.com Besides selling beautiful stones and crystals, we offer a variety of healing sessions, crystal healing classes, reiki, astrology, tarot readings and spiritual counseling. See ad, page 10.


222 N Franklin St, Port Washington 262-235-4525 HolisticDentistryWI.com Dr. Railand is passionate about treating all ages with a whole body p e r s p e c t i v e . We c o m b i n e advanced alternative treatments with conventional procedures to provide true wellness. See ad, page 5.

January 2018


INTEGRATIVE DENTAL SOLUTIONS N35 W23770 Capitol Dr, Pewaukee 6789 N Green Bay Ave, Glendale 262-691-4555 • WINaturalDentist.com

“…Because a healthy Body, starts with a healthy Mouth.” Our office specializes in treating the cause of the problem and not just the symptoms; we offer the latest advances in dentistry. See ad, page 3.

HOLISTIC HEALING CENTER FOR WELL-BEING Sandra Anderson 301 Cottonwood Ave, Hartland 262-367-0607 • c4wb.com

Sandra Anderson is certified in advanced energy medicine techniques and practices for supporting individuals who are looking for holistic approaches in attaining fulfillment and wellbeing. See ad, page 20.


125 W Wisconsin Ave, Ste 102, Pewaukee 262-737-4004 WholeHealthFamilyDentistry.com Dr. Schwartz is board certified in Biomimetic Dentistry, Integrative Biologic Dental Medicine and is a Board Certified Naturopathic Physician. We offer the best and healthiest dentistry for our patients.


Shelley Carpenter, PT, e-RYT, Reiki Master/Teacher PureEnergyYoga.com • 414-217-4185


Amy Wilinski, Shamanic Energy Practitioner/ Reiki Master • 920-609-8277 GoldenLightHealing.net Discover your gifts with one of our many offerings! Offering healing sessions and training in Milwaukee and Green Bay area in Reiki, Shamanism, Intuition, Mediumship and much more.


SpiritualEnlightenment.me 414-530-5477 Wauwatosa Location Spiritual enlightenment healer offers ascension, shaman release, reiki, advanced crystal therapy. Readings, psychic medium, clairvoyant and teacher; release trapped emotions and past life traumas.

Reiki sessions, gentle therapeutic individual & group yoga in Pewaukee & Muskego. Combining PT knowledge with the wisdom and healing energy of yoga and reiki.

ESSENTIAL OILS YOUNG LIVING ESSENTIAL OILS Anne Wondra 262-544-4310 Yldist.com/myoilsjuice


Inspiration Wellness Group, 6420A S Howell Ave, Oak Creek 414-651-2243 MilwaukeeReiki.MassagePlanet.com Wellness coach, guide, consultant, educator and reiki practitioner since 2000. Specializing in disease reversal with natural evidencebased therapies. Emphasis on functional, alternative, complementary and energy medicines.

My wellness site is life-centered. I write about and teach empowered wellness, useful resources, and creating everyday wellness for ourselves. Learn more on my blog tab at Yldist.com/myoilsjuice.

GREEN CLEANING PRODUCTS EXTREME ENERGY SOLUTIONS, INC. info@ExtremeKleaner.com ExtremeKleaner.com 800-337-8326


15350 W National Ave, Ste 120, New Berlin 414-939-6463 MidAmericaHypnosis.com

Visit ExtremeKleaner.com to get your free sample of Extreme Kleaner, a non-toxic biodegradable multi-purpose cleaner-degreaser aimed to improve air and water quality and reduce negative influences on the environment. See ad, page 2.




Become a Certified Hypnotherapist. Empower your Career and change your life forever. Learn to hypnotize anyone. Classes starting soon. Mention this listing for discount. See ad, page 15.


414-810-5858 Info@EcoHarmonyLandscaping.com Mike.EcoHarmony@gmail.com EcoHarmonyLandscaping.com Ecologically minded, full-service landscape company servicing SE Wisconsin. Specializing in sustainable ideas and low-maintenance solutions. Professional Craftsmanship Inspired by Nature. See ad, page 30.


Diane Olson-Schmidt • 414-793-3652 LaceWingGdcs@att.net 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, page 16.


Susie Raymond, Esthetician, Life Coach, Reiki Master/Teacher WhiteSageSpa.com • 414-352-6550 Reveal your radiance through natural methods of skin rejuvenation, including photo rejuvenation, gentle peels, natural/ organic customized facials. Susie brings 19 years of experience to every service and has a gentle healing touch. See ad, page 27.


262-544-4310 2312 N Grandview Blvd, Ste 101, Waukesha WonderSpirit.com Wonderful-life spiritual self-help coaching, resources, and kindred spirit center for women in transformation. Befriend your feminine spirit and roars of awakening. See ad, page 10.

LYMPHATIC DETOX ALIVE & WELL NATURALLY 140 S Main St, Thiensville 262-297-7070 AliveAndWellNaturally.com

Teresa Lopez offers dry salt bed t h e r a p y, S T- 8 Ly m p h a t i c decongestion/oxygen/ozone, MediCupping, microscopy, and independent monthly healthy foods lifestyle courses. Complimentary BioMat sessions.

GREENSQUARE INTEGRATIVE HEALTH CARE CENTER 6789 N Green Bay Ave, Glendale 414-292-3900, Ext 203 GreenSquareCenter.com

20+ Integrative natural healing and medical specialists offer drug-free, patient-centered care. We treat the cause, not the symptom, using the latest integrative strategies. Enjoy affordable daily health & fitness classes, all in a beautiful neighborhood setting.

ZUZA’S WAY INTEGRATIVE WHOLE FAMILY CARE 817 N East Ave, Waukesha 262-312-9098 • ZuzasWay.com

Dagmara Beine blends Western medicine with Integrative/ Functional medicine to empower your whole family with knowledge and the right tools to make the most informed decisions for your health. See ad, page 25.

MEDICINE - NATUROPATHIC LAKESIDE NATURAL MEDICINE 4433 N Oakland Ave, Shorewood LakesideNaturalMedicine.com 414-939-8748

Dr. Sarah Axtell and Dr. Joanne Aponte are naturopathic doctors with a focus on autoimmune diseases, gastrointestinal disorders, hormone imbalances, weight loss and hypothyroidism. See ad, page 26.


12800 W National Ave, New Berlin 262-955-6600 At Trinergy, a holistic mental health clinic, Dr Tummala provides mind-body evaluation & comprehensive treatment plan to address psychological problems & achieve health & vitality. See ad, page 39.

MYOFASCIAL RELEASE WHITE WOLF MFR Infinity Healing Center, 3305 N 124th St, Brookfield 414-543-0855 WhiteWolfMFR.com 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.


Bay View, Brown Deer, Milwaukee, Mequon and Wauwatosa locations Outpost.coop We know Jack! Unlike other area grocers, we know by name many of the farmers and producers who supply Outpost with quality goods. See ad, page 13.

NUTRITION LANGLOIS’ VITAL NUTRITION CENTER 8843 W North Ave, Wauwatosa 414-453-8289 store, 414-453-4070 office VitalNutritionCenter.com

Langlois’ Vital Nutrition Center is at the forefront in optimal nutrition. Optimal nutrition equals: Increased energy, more productivity, enhanced emotions, improved brain function and more. See ad, page 40.


401 E Silver Spring Dr, Whitefish Bay YellowWoodGear.com 414-332-3636 Yellow Wood specializes in premier outdoor gear with a conscience, passion for what we do and purpose to create a better society and community. See ad, page 12.


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Plus: Meditation Styles

February articles include: Pathways Toward Personal Resilience

Finding Your Meditation Style Heart Healty Foods and so much more!


131 W Seeboth St, #215, Milwaukee 414-552-0820 IgniteWellnessMke.com Rachel Thiel, DPT, OCS blends the art and science of physical movement into a wellness program specifically for you, partnering one-on-one with you every step of the way. See ad, page 13.

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Infinity Healing Center, 3305 N 124th St, Brookfield 414-429-5117 Reiki-AngelikHands.com Offering reiki therapy, intuitive readings, angel card readings & more. Ann Miller is a psychic medium and certified reiki master. Start your journey to wellness today!

Health & Wellness Issue


Feature: Natural Stress Relief Plus: Understanding Nutraceuticals Feature: Living Courageously Plus: Meditation Styles


100 Main St, Mukwonago 262-498-4162 BeReiki.com Rhiana is trained in Usui and Holy Fire Karuna Reiki. Earn CEUs. If you’re looking for certified training and compassionate healing sessions, call Rhiana.


Feature: Ethnic Cuisine Plus: Super Spices Feature: Climate Health Update Plus: Healthy Home

Women s Health Issue




121 E Silver Spring Dr, Ste 208, Whitefish Bay 414-758-0657 CarlsonHealing.com Reiki/energy healing is a powerful treatment that helps the body relax at a very deep level, allowing the body to activate its own ability to heal itself. See ad, page 25.

Feature: Natural Care First Plus: Personalized Medicine Feature: Livable Communities Plus: Natural Beauty

Nutrition Issue


Feature: Farmers Rooted in Health Plus: Anti-Inflammatory Diet Feature: Simplified Parenting Plus: Multilevel Healing


262-337-1530 KevinMcCoyRolfing.com Brookfield and Glendale locations Rolfing Structural Integration is a unique whole-body approach that facilitates effortless, upright posture & fluid, pain-free movement. It helps you feel comfortable in your own skin. See ad, page 25.

Body Movement Issue


Feature: Joint Health Plus: Yoga for Flexibility Feature: Game Changers Plus: Chiropractic


Feature: Immune System Boosters Plus: Safe Drinking Water Feature: Uplifting Humanity Plus: Holidays

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13300 Watertown Plank Rd, Elm Grove 262-787-3001 • AngelLightLLC.com Wisconsin’s premier School for Energy Medicine Training offering individual classes, certificate and diploma programs. Built on the belief that knowledge, competency and professionalism must exist at the very foundation of Energy Work.


6232 Bankers Rd, Racine • 800-593-2320 Acupuncture.edu The Midwest College, with campuses in Racine and Chicago, offers accredited programs in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine that lead to licensed practice in Illinois, Wisconsin, Indiana and many other states. See ad, page 19.



Healthy Food Issue


682 Kettle Moraine Drive South, Slinger 920-210-0370 SkinAndAcneSpecialist.com Rachel Geschke is a Face Reality Acne Specialist and holistic esthetician. She specializes in acne treatment and prevention, along with reiki-infused facials, peels and waxing.


Associate Pastor Kris Nelsen 5806 W National Ave, West Allis LightOfGrace.Church A loving, spiritual community dedicated to assisting others on their spiritual journey. We provide 10am Sunday gatherings, healing services, weddings, classes & m o r e . S e n i o r P a s t o r To m Sherbrook. See ad, page 23.


Rev Mari Gabriels on 1717 N 73rd St, Wauwatosa • 414-475-0105 UnityChurchInMilwaukee.org A God-centered c o m m u n i t y, welcoming all to come and share the gifts of divine love, life, peace, joy and abundance. Join us Sundays, 10 am. See ad, page 7.


7963 N Port Washington Rd, Fox Point 414-405-3556 MyOmWellbeing.com Offering yoga, meditation, reiki, massage, naturopathic skin care treatments and remedies, organic makeup. A personalized experience for children and adults in a cozy, home-like setting.

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