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CONTENTS SOUTH CENTRAL WISCONSIN August 2011

22 Feature Story

Photography by Taylor Greenwood

TIBIA, Energy In Action

6 An inspirational life

14 Cat bites

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An inspirational life

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What you need to know about cholesterol

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Get help for migraines without drugs

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The 5 foods that can trigger allergies

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Dealing with genital hyperhidrosis (groin sweating)

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Questions and answers about thermal imaging

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What to eat before your run

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How distant healing works

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What can you learn from life’s school?

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Pellet stoves offer warm heat, convenience and savings

departments 5

letter from the editor

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restaurant spotlight

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intuitive insights

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healthy pets

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healthy eating

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healthy kids

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fit bodies

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average jane

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community calendar

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advertiser directory

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resource guide

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5 foods tha can trigger allergies

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Thermal imaging

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What to eat before your run

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MISSION: Nature’s Pathways® is a monthly magazine and online resource that provides accurate, relevant information on living a healthy lifestyle via nutrition, fitness, personal growth, wellness, relaxation, and organic and green living. By connecting the businesses that provide goods and services related to these topics to the consumers who desire to patronize such establishments, Nature’s Pathways serves as a trusted resource in the field of natural health. We strive to be fair and honest in our business dealings, responsible with our editorial content, and the best community-based natural health publication in the country. Nature’s Pathways® is printed on 100% recycled paper by Journal Print Group. ©2011 by Nature’s Pathways, LLC. All rights reserved. We do not necessarily endorse the views or opinions expressed in the articles and advertisements, nor are we responsible for the products and services advertised. Nature’s Pathways is published monthly by Nature’s Pathways, LLC, P.O. Box 2735, Appleton, Wisconsin 54912. www.naturespathwaysonline.com


letterfrom theeditor Jennifer Walla jwalla@naturespathways.us

Ever have a “gut feeling” about something?

It means to trust your instincts, or to follow your intuition. As humans, we often experience this feeling. But it can be a challenge because we don’t necessarily understand what it means. According to a study published in the Association for Psychological Science (2011, January 5), “the trustworthiness of our intuition is really influenced by what is happening physically in our bodies.” The study’s authors found the link between gut feelings and intuitive decision making to be stronger in people who were more aware of their own heartbeat. For some individuals, being able to ‘listen to their heart’ helped them make wise choices, whereas for others it led to costly mistakes, according to an article in ScienceDaily (Trust your gut ... but only sometimes. ScienceDaily. Retrieved July 10, 2011). Michaela Torcaso is a woman in tune with her intuition, which she developed at a young age and continues to nurture. As the owner and founder of TIBIA Healing Center in Madison, her life’s work is dedicated to helping others do the same. The center provides unique, effective training to those who want to tap into their intuition and gain or enhance their ability to work with energy. Check out her story on page 22. Switching gears… what do you know about your cholesterol? We sure hear a lot about it in the media — what foods are “bad” for you, which drugs are best at lowering your levels, etc. It can get pretty confusing. But Dr. Rebecca Georgia with The Family Clinic of Natural Medicine in Madison offers some great information on how to manage cholesterol naturally. There are a number of things you can do to take charge of this area of your health. Be sure to read her article on page 10. Finally… it’s hard to believe August has arrived. Pretty soon (if not already) we’ll be confronted with back-to-school sales and other events designed to prepare us for the upcoming

school year. Savor these last days of summer. Get outdoors, enjoy the bounty of the farmer’s market and take the time to stop and smell the marigolds, as it were. As you know, in Wisconsin, summer’s practically a “blink and you miss it” season. Enjoy it while it lasts! Peace,

Jen

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An inspirational life

By Tony Bednarowski (Imagine) the possibilities… Have we forgotten who we are, or better yet, where we have come from? As we journey through life, we find ourselves struggling with the everyday events of our ego. What I mean is that society spells out for us at a very early age that we must be better than others and that we need to be ‘number one’ so we can standout above all. So what have we had to surrender in our lives to believe that this is true? Could this be the very reason why so many of us struggle with our own identity and continue to search for who we are and what makes us happy through our achievements, possessions and money rather than trusting what makes us feel worthy and good on the inside? It seems to me that the majority of people are in a continual search for ‘more,’ believing it will separate them and signify a better or greater self. What if you could separate yourself from what you have vs. what makes you feel good inside? Remember as a child the excitement that you felt on your birthday or Christmas morning? Could you imagine having that feeling every single day when you wake up? What would your life be then? (Imagine) the possibilities… What then could hold you back from living your dream (your true purpose)? There would be nothing that could stand in your 6

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way, for you would finally be living life the way it was meant to be lived without being afraid of being judged by others. This is our right, and each and every one of us deserves it. When you surrender to this way of thinking, you open yourself up to a higher you, a more valued and giving you. It is a place inside each and every one of us where peace and prosperity are connected. This place is not measured in dollars or possessions, but a place far above. This is the place where gratitude comes from knowing you have helped or inspired someone through your actions, expecting nothing in return. When you can connect to this place inside of yourself and surrender to it, you will find yourself as a truly blessed and extremely rich person. At that moment you will have unlocked the mystery of what is inside every single human being alive (why YOU are here) — what your specific purpose is. Your search will finally be over and you will then be on your true journey, the one your source (God) intended for you. (Imagine) the possibilities… Remember, you are always just a thought away from changing your life! I leave you with some rules I live my life by courtesy of Dr. Wayne Dyer, an internationally renowned author and speaker in www.naturespathwaysonline.com


the field of self-development, and a man who has truly inspired my life. Please use these whenever you are making excuses on why you are not living your life’s true purpose. 1. I have the ability to accomplish any task that I set my mind to do with ease and comfort. 2. Being myself involves no risks. It’s my ultimate truth and I live fearlessly. 3. I have infinite patience when it comes to fulfilling my own destiny. 4. The right circumstances and the right people are already here and will show up on time. 5. I am a creation of the divine mind, all is perfect and I am a genius in my own right. 6. I am an infinite being. The age of my body has no bearing on what I do or who I am. 7. I think only about what I can do now. By thinking small I accomplish great things. 8. I feel passionately about my life, and this passion fills me with excitement and energy. 9. I live in the present moment by being grateful for all of my life’s experiences as a child. 10. As I un-clutter my life I free myself to answer the callings of my soul. 11. I can accomplish anything I put my mind to because I know I’m never alone. Tony Bednarowski is co-owner/publisher of Nature’s Pathways Magazine.

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iaggi’s is a casual Italian restaurant offering an extensive selection of house-made and imported pastas, soups and salads, pizzas, seafood, steaks and desserts, served in a comfortable, relaxing atmosphere that prompts patrons to visit again and again. On a recent visit, we saw that all our favorites were listed on the menu. Chicken Marsala, eggplant parmesan, lasagna Bolognese and more. But what really captured our diner’s attention is the extensive gluten-free menu available. Traditional pastas such as pasta Alfredo and marinara are available with brown rice penne or spinach spaghetti. If you are feeling a bit more adventurous, try the Pasta di Mare with shrimp scallops and calamari sauteed in a spicy tomato sauce with mussels and long necked clams, or the Pasta Alla Toscana with roasted peppers, Italian sausage, onion and tomato sauce. Delicious! All of Biaggi’s pasta sauces are made

from scratch in house and are gluten free. In addition to pastas and entrees, a variety of pizzas are also offered on the gluten-free menu. The pizzas are cooked on their own designated rack in the pizza oven, and range from the traditional Margherita to the Chicken piccata loaded with spicy grilled chicken, smoked bacon, leeks, goat cheese, and a signature Italian cheese blend. The comprehensive menu accommodating those who have eliminated gluten from their diets was born from the increasing frequency of special requests from diners with food sensitivities, and has been a tremendous success. For those concerned with the sustainability of their seafood choices, Biaggi’s offers fresh Atlantic salmon, and saith, a mild

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white fish similar to cod or haddock, but not nearly as over-fished. Local ingredients are used when possible, and some recipes have been modified to lighten the calorie count. The white table cloth and extensive wine list hint at an opulence usually found at a much higher price point, but Biaggi’s manages to be reasonably priced, without sacrificing presentation or quality. In fact, younger diners are always welcome, and are offered a full kids menu. Biaggi’s unique and inviting gathering space is the perfect place to gather with family and friends or for business purposes. Definitely keep it in mind when planning your special event.

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What you need to know about cholesterol

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By Rebecca Georgia, N.D. ith all of the TV ads out there for cholesterollowering drugs, you may be asking yourself many questions about your own cholesterol levels. A good question to start with is: what is cholesterol? Cholesterol is a fatty-like substance produced in the liver, intestines and other various organs of the body or it is ingested through food. It has many purposes in the body. Cholesterol is necessary for Vitamin D synthesis and for producing hormones like estrogen and testosterone. Cholesterol is essential for life and is not necessarily “bad” for you. Cholesterol travels in the blood attached to a protein called a lipoprotein. Low density lipoprotein, or LDL, is often referred to as “bad cholesterol.” Its function is to transport cholesterol to the blood vessel wall and deposit it there. It may deposit cholesterol on the blood vessel wall for many reasons. Inflammation, poor diet or hormonal imbalances will trigger an increase in cholesterol production and therefore an increase in LDL and deposits

or plaques in blood vessels. Increased cholesterol production is not the main problem; it is just the effect of the underlying issue, such as inflammation. A blood level of 110 mg/dL or less is ideal for LDL levels. Another common lipoprotein is high density lipoprotein or HDL. It is known as the “good” form of cholesterol because its main function is to remove the plaque from the blood vessels and take it back to the liver to recycle it, essentially the opposite of LDL. Having a high laboratory value of HDL is essential and beneficial for health. A good value for HDL is above 40 mg/dL and above 60 mg/dL is an excellent level. In general, the higher the number, the healthier a person is. A person’s overall cholesterol level is not as important as the individual HDL or LDL levels. For example, a person could have total cholesterol of 210 mg/dg

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(which may be considered high) and HDL of 80mg/dg. Having increased HDL outweighs the mildly elevated total cholesterol. In general, a person should try to lower his or her LDL and increase his or her HDL to reduce the risk of heart disease. How can cholesterol be lowered? Most medical doctors prescribe a cholesterol-lowering drug known as a statin, such as Lipitor or Crestor. These drugs block an enzyme in the pathway to make cholesterol. The negative side effect of statins is that they block the production of Coenzyme Q10 and also lower HDL. Coenzyme Q10 is responsible for energy production in the body and has an affinity for the heart muscle. Symptoms of Coenzyme Q10 deficiency are fatigue, muscle pain and weakness, muscle spasms, heart failure, gum disease and high blood pressure. To avoid the risk of deficiency, Coenzyme Q10 should be taken with cholesterol lowering drugs. There are natural ways to help manage cholesterol imbalance without disrupting Coenzyme Q 10. Lifestyle is key — just by eating whole foods that are high in fiber and reducing the intake of saturated and partially hydrogenated fats can lower LDL while increasing HDL. Exercise also increases HDL naturally. In addition, obtaining adequate body composition by reducing body fat, especially around the belly and increasing muscle will balance cholesterol and reduce the risk for cardiovascular disease. Certain supplements such as garlic, beta-Sitosterol, and fish oil can also help balance and control cholesterol levels. For a more comprehensive cholesterol and cardiovascular analysis, laboratory tests can be ordered to determine levels of

“Eating whole foods that are high in fiber and reducing the intake of saturated and partially hydrogenated fats can lower LDL while increasing HDL” apolipoprotein A and B, LDL particle size, high sensitive CRP, homocysteine, fasting glucose, insulin, and Hemoglobin A1C. These markers can help determine the risk of cardiovascular disease, metabolic syndrome, and diabetes, which can contribute to heart disease. It is important to keep in mind that the overall cholesterol level is not as important for good health as a low LDL and high HDL levels. Determining the underlying cause for high cholesterol is the first step towards a healthier life. As a Naturopathic Doctor, Dr. Rebecca Georgia utilizes a variety of research-based complementary and alternative modalities such as nutritional supplements, vitamins, herbs, homeopathy and diet and lifestyle changes. She is on staff at The Family Clinic of Natural Medicine on Madison’s Southeast side. You can learn more about her by visiting her blog at georgiand.wordpress.com or calling 608.222.2700 for more information.

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there. Medication can bring a person to a more stable state in order to continue treatment. This is where energy work can be highly successful. Any attention disorder points to an imbalance and disproportionate placement of a person’s energy. After investigating which chakras are channeling too much energy and which don’t utilize enough, you can then treat the cause and symptoms easily with healing work, crystals, essential oils, etc. While there are many symptoms of attention and/or hyperactivity disorders, here is one example. Let’s say the 3rd and 6th chakras are imbalanced. The 3rd chakra regulates motivation, ambition, empowerment and basically anything on your “to-do” list. It’s the energy of ‘getting things done.’ The 6th chakra regulates focus, attention, clarity, decision-making and envisioning. If there were an overstimulation in the 3rd chakra and an under-stimulation in the 6th chakra, a child would lack the focus to be able to get things done.

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Aside from energy work, there are fantastic cognitive training facilities nationwide, such as Learning Rx, for example, that specialize in re-training the brain to process and hold information more effectively. Combining energy work and re-patterning, it is a possibility that medication won’t be necessary anymore. I’ve seen amazing results from combining these treatments.

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By Dr. Mary Hess, D.V.M., C.A.T. at bite abscesses are one of the more common summer side effects of an outdoor cat. It usually occurs when two cats get into a discussion that ends in physical altercation. Bites occur anywhere on the body but are concentrated near the hind end or head region. Unless there is evidence of saliva, missing hair or blood, the bite can remain unnoticed. The canine teeth are involved in most bites. They leave needle like holes that quickly heal over. The bacteria injected into the wound are then sealed inside. This is an ideal environment for the bacteria to grow. The developing abscess takes approximately seven days to become painful, swollen, hot and cause the cat to become sick. Family members noting the cat is not himself bring the pet in for exam. The swollen abscess is then found. It is opened, drained and the cat is placed on something that helps resolve the infection. Alternative treatment is available to treat abscesses as well. Depending on the severity of the wound, this can involve use with conventional methods or as the sole option used. First and foremost is to open the abscess. Essential oils diluted appropriately can then be used to cleanse the wound. Many essential oils are anti-bacterial/viral/fungal. They are broad spectrum and often can help with pain as well. Using them to cleanse the resolving abscess is continued till the area is healed. Other essential oils can be used topically and orally to provide additional pain relief. This is important to encourage eating to maintain the cat’s strength and condition to assist in resolving the issue. www.naturespathwaysonline.com


If the essential oils are given orally, the need for conventional medications may be lessened or unnecessary. There are many oils that are safe to give and only need to be diluted properly to help the cat. Immune support is important at this time. The supplements can help the body to eliminate the infection as well as cut down on the transmission of some infectious viral agents such as Feline Leukemia and Feline Immunodeficiency Viruses. Outdoor cats are exposed to these agents so protection is important. The supplements help boost immunity if vaccines are used to protect the outdoor cat. Adequate vaccine response is necessary if the cat is to be protected from disease. Immune support also serves to lessen the abscess and its toll on the body. If the cat is on a supplement that is anti–infectious the infection at times does not reach abscess level but is manageable as a wound. The supplements come in various forms. What to use depends on the cat and the ability to dose the pet. All of the agents are effective when given as suggested. Another option available is therapeutic laser. Laser can be used with essential oils or on its own. It stimulates the healing process and helps resolve a chronic abscess. For most simple abscesses this may not be necessary, but there are some that heal slowly or do not resolve. Abscesses are common. It is good to know there are alternative methods available to use alone or with conventional medications to resolve the problem quickly.

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Get help for migraines without drugs

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By Dr. Katherine Lord, D.C. he World Health Organization (WHO) ranks migraines as one of the top 20 causes of years of healthy life lost to disability, and migraines is but one of many headache disorders. Migraine pain is caused by vasodilation (enlargement of the blood vessels) in the cranial blood vessels while headache pain is caused by vasoconstriction (narrowing of the blood vessels). Therefore, when a person takes a drug for a headache and it constricts the blood vessels, it will make a headache worse and vice versa. Migraines are divided into four phases: Prodrome can occur hours or days before the migraine; Aura usually precedes the migraine by an hour or less; attack, which can last several hours to a week; and postdrome, when the migraine attack breaks. People’s first thought when they have a problem is, “I’ll stop by the drug store because that will help my problem for sure.” But, when people really want to get to the root of the problem, typically one of the first things they do is look at their diet. There are certain foods that increase migraines. Some of these are cow’s milk, wheat, chocolate, egg, food dyes, nitrites and tomatoes. These are basically foods and beverages that vasodilates the blood vessels. But a life without drugs is out there and it is a technique called NUCCA. NUCCA is a drugless alternative to migraines. There is evidence to suggest that migraines may be triggered by trauma to the head or neck. The misalignment caused by trauma irritates the nerves traveling between the brain and spiral cord, and the blood vessels traveling to the head. NUCCA addresses the area of the spine where this begins. 16

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Most patients who experience the NUCCA adjustment have either had their migraine subside within a few minutes to an hour versus days or never develop one at all. Research being done by The Upper Cervical Research Foundation (ucrf.org) with Phase Contrast Magnetic Resonance Imaging (PC MR) has shown some very interesting results with a NUCCA adjustment. In the paper “Changes in Cerebral Blood Flow Patterns and Velocities of Migraine Subjects Following an Atlas Correction,” they stated, “Results of a case study describing a subject diagnosed with migraine headache (without aura) reveal compelling results. The subject was evaluated using the protocol of the National Upper Cervical Chiropractic Association (NUCCA) to determine the presence of an Atlas misalignment. After Atlas correction, a follow-up PC MR Study demonstrated changes in cerebral venous outflow. The subject obtained relief from migraine headache pain consistent to maintenance of his Atlas correction by the end of thirty days. The PC MR exam continued to show improvement of the hemodynamic parameters measured over the 16-week study period consistent to maintenance of Atlas alignment.” NUCCA recognizes a small misalignment in the neck. This type of misalignment will cause stress tension and pain throughout the entire body. NUCCA is able to reduce /eliminate this misalignment and keep your spine corrected with as few treatments as needed to stabilize the spine. NUCCA is gentle contact on the first bone of the spine called the atlas. It influences the brain stem and central nervous system, one of the highest control centers of body www.naturespathwaysonline.com


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The 5 foods that can trigger allergies

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ood allergies are something often associated with children. That’s because most children grow out of their food allergies early in childhood. However, not all youngsters see their allergies go away, and many adults have allergic reactions to food throughout their lives. Though it’s possible for any food to trigger an allergy, most foods will not. Allergic reactions to food are, more often than not, triggered by the following foods. 1. Peanuts: While some kids outgrow a peanut allergy, it’s often lifelong. One of the most common causes of food allergy, peanuts can cause anaphylaxis, a life-threatening reaction. Such severe side effects is one reason medical professionals often recommend people with peanut allergies avoid even the tiniest amounts of peanuts. Even a trace of peanuts can cause severe reactions, so it’s sometimes best to avoid tree nuts as well. These include almonds, walnuts, hazelnuts, Brazil nuts, and cashew nuts. Crude peanut oil might also contain peanut allergens, and many people with peanut allergies avoid such oil as a result. 2. Eggs: Many children with an egg allergy outgrow it by the time they become toddlers. However, some have such a severe egg allergy they cannot even be around when someone is cooking eggs. Cooking the eggs can destroy the allergens most people react to, but cooking won’t necessarily kill all of them. People with an egg allergy should check labels when visiting the grocery store, as products like ice cream, hot dogs, mayonnaise, and some pastas are hidden sources of eggs and can trigger an allergy. 3. Milk: A milk allergy is another type that children often outgrow by the time they reach toddlerhood. However, not all kids outgrow a milk allergy, which can manifest itself as rashes, diarrhea, vomiting or stomach cramps. When a person has a milk allergy, it’s caused by a reaction to certain allergens in cows’ milk, including whey and casein. Even small amounts of casein 20

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and whey can trigger an allergy, and the allergens in cow’s milk are very similar to those in goat’s and sheep’s milk as well, meaning it’s possible that a person with a cow’s milk allergy will also be allergic to goat’s and sheep’s milk. 4. Fish: Adults are more likely to have an allergic reaction to fish and shellfish than children. Those with a specific fish allergy should be wary of cross-contamination, and many are advised that it’s best to avoid seafood entirely. What’s more, because the allergens in fish are so similar, people who are allergic to a specific type of fish will often find that other types of fish trigger a reaction as well. When shopping, be careful of certain Caesar salad dressings, as some contain anchovy paste, and read the labels before buying any fish sauce or even Worcestershire sauce. 5. Wheat: Wheat allergy is one of the more common food allergies. One of wheat’s most prominent allergens is gliadin, a protein found in gluten. As a result, many people with a wheat allergy follow a gluten-free diet, which means they must avoid many processed snacks, deli meats, some ice creams, and even beer. When it comes to food allergies, some of the more enjoyable foods are common triggers. To avoid many of the more harmful side effects of food allergies, always read product labels before cooking or consuming foods. SOURCE: Metro Creative Connection www.naturespathwaysonline.com


Dealing with genital hyperhidrosis (groin sweating)

• Exercise • Anxiety • Menopause • Stress • Hormone imbalance • Heat and humidity The body’s nervous system sends strong messages to some people’s genitals when they are nervous or excited, which can produce a lot of moisture. Sometimes, the nervous system becomes “confused” and keeps sending the message to produce moisture — long after it should. Many people find this moisture (and the odor) embarrassing. This can make it difficult to interact with other people outside of the home. Not only is it embarrassing, but it causes discomfort, blisters, peeling skin and – unfortunately – odor. Treating your groin with a regular deodorant or antiperspirant can help a little bit in minimizing the odor and wetness, but these products are made for the underarms, which have much thicker skin. It takes a specialized product to gently and effectively treat the groin and protect it from skin rashes and over-drying. Luckily, there are new ways to treat this problem. You can purchase an aluminum-free antiperspirant serum for the genitals to stop the sweating, or you can purchase underwear sweat pads. www.naturespathwaysonline.com

These soft, absorbent and washable pads prevent excess genital and buttock perspiration from soaking through your clothes. Guy Kitchell is with Klima Health Solutions, 6621-B Century Ave., Middleton. Klima specializes in natural products and clinical strength products for many ailments like hyperhidrosis, body odor, acne, keratosis, eczema and more. For more information, call toll free 877.295.5462, or visit www.klimadeodorant.com.

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By Jennifer Walla

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veryone faces challenges in life, and Michaela Torcaso has endured more than her fair share. From childhood sexual abuse, to failed marriages and the deaths of two of her beloved brothers from suicide and AIDS, Torcaso knows firsthand that such traumatic events can challenge one’s beliefs — in themselves, others and even a higher power. Amidst these life challenges, bouts of depression, and periods of incredible difficulties, Michaela began to trust and listen to her inner voice, and ultimately connected that inner voice with divine guidance. Through extensive training, personal development, and her spiritual journey, Michaela began to live consistently as if God was “real” even though she considered herself the ultimate skeptic. Her commitment to be in a constant, practical, dynamic relationship with the Divine has left her experiencing a tremendous amount of peace. Today, as the owner and CEO of TIBIA, Inc., she uses her gifts to guide others to experience that place of peace within themselves. TIBIA (Transformation ~ Intuition ~ Bodywork ~ In Action) has 3 divisions – TIBIA Massage School, IntuAction Institute, and TIBIA Healing Center. Located at 6225 University Ave., Torcaso and her associates provide unique, effective training to those who want to tap into their intuition and gain or enhance their ability to work with energy. As these abilities develop,

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participants shed old barriers to sharing their gifts and begin to experience new levels of freedom and joy. TIBIA’s mission says it all: “TIBIA as a community, firmly rooted in grace and gratitude, extends an invitation to participate where unique and collective contributions are divinely realized.” Leora Weitzman, Ph.D., a graduate of the massage program and intuitive courses and now director of program development, says what she has gained through her studies at TIBIA has enhanced her life immeasurably. In 2005, the former UW Madison philosophy professor was experiencing intense back pain. She turned to massage to heal physically, but was touched emotionally and spiritually as well. Realizing that her chosen career was not feeding her emotionally or spiritually, she began to research massage schools in the area. “What I noticed immediately about TIBIA is its commitment to spiritual development. Without insisting on any sort of dogma, it instills universal practices of centering, self-awareness, surrender of self-imposed restrictions, and opening to guidance from beyond the conscious mind.” Weitzman says TIBIA is different from other massage schools for a variety of reasons. “The emphasis on energy and intuition is unique, and so is the teaching methodology. There is no ‘cookie cutter’ product in the end. It comes to each person differently. The program liberates each student’s own gifts,” she says. That ties in to the level of individual attention each student receives at TIBIA. Terri Gomez, Ph.D., director of the massage school and of student services, explains. “We are committed to each student’s success,” she says. “We know things happen and life doesn’t always go as planned, but we’re willing to work with each student to find the best solution.” “For some,” Gomez adds, “success means becoming a massage therapist or body worker. Others come purely for the transformation and self-discovery. We’re about finding the best fit for each individual. We don’t do the ‘hard sell’ because we want prospective students to search their hearts. Come to a workshop and check us out. There’s absolutely no pressure. We know there are a lot of options in Madison, but this is about someone finding the best fit for them.” In 2007, Torcaso brought her vision of Creating A Peaceful World (CAPW) into real time by establishing CAPW as a 501(c) www.naturespathwaysonline.com

(3) nonprofit. CAPW inspires, cultivates, and models the experience of peace from the inside out. As individuals practice this way of being, CAPW supports the extension of peace throughout relationships and communities and into the world. How does CAPW accomplish this? Think of the last time you felt listened to beyond words, in your body or your very being, till you felt settled, grounded, and able to respond more creatively and compassionately. Drawing on the training of TIBIA graduates, CAPW offers that experience to special needs populations, natural disaster victims and those hit by intentionally-inflicted trauma. As they experience more peace, their experience of peace ripples outward. This initiative is part of Project PEACE, an outreach initiative to actively extend peace, locally and globally, wherever it is needed. Project PEACE participants travel to areas affected by harsh realities to offer physical, emotional, spiritual and energetic support and healing. “My hope is that people will recognize the importance of this mission because it’s so needed,” Torcaso says. “Individuals who are suffering can find peace within themselves amidst their hardship. When they find peace, those around them experience more peace and this ultimately extends to the entire world.” CAPW leaders recently received additional training and are creating a strategic plan to launch new programs. Volunteer opportunities are available, and new information on existing needs and resources is always welcomed. To invest in a peaceful world via a tax-deductible contribution, you can go to www.capw. org and click on Donations.

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Questions and answers about thermal imaging By Kelly Tynan Question: What is thermal imaging? Answer: Digital Infrared Thermal Imaging (DITI) is the corre-

lation of internal temperature recordings and demonstrated heat patterns. Bodies emit heat as our cells metabolize food into energy. The energy is transported through blood circulation. These emissions provide a diagnostic opportunity into any given area. The body is thermally symmetrical, and any signs of thermal asymmetry can indicate a condition or abnormality, without the use of physical contact and harmful radiation. Question: How does thermal imaging prevent breast cancer? Answer: Cancerous cells multiply uncontrollably. Around the

cancer cells, the surrounding tissues become inflamed from the body’s immune reaction to the cancerous cells. The sooner the multiplying cells and inflammations are detected, the better advantage you have in your health.

Question: Why is early detection of cancer cells so important? Answer: The earlier the detection of cancer cells, the more options

patients have regarding treatment plans. Thermal imaging can detect cancers at a very minute physical stage of development. Cellular inflammation is the beginning of trouble.

Question: Is thermal imaging safe? Answer: Yes! Thermal imaging does not have any radiation. It is a

safer, less invasive, less expensive way to detect breast abnormalities, especially for younger women who have estrogen stimulated breast tissues that should not be exposed to radiation unless absolutely necessary. The statistics of breast cancer vary, but it is widely known that breast cancer is occurring in younger women. Question: Any risks or side effects? Answer: No, not at all! No contact, no radiation. Also, Digital

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Question: Do I need a referral by my primary doctor? Answer: No medical referral is required! All we need is your

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What to eat before your run

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By Nancy Johnson hree major nutrient requirements that you want to eat in preparation for running include carbohydrates, proteins and fats. These three requirements are important because they supply your body with the energy and the nutrients it needs to keep you going during your run and to perform the needed repair and maintenance after your run.

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Carbohydrates supply the glycogen, the fuel that your body uses during your run, and will assist you in giving your best performance through a run. In fact, your total daily carb intake is the highest intake, consisting of 50-60 percent of the daily total recommended caloric intake. To calculate your needed personal intake, use your weight in pounds and multiply by 3.0gm if you exercise moderately; 3.5-4.0gm if you exercise regularly; and 4.5gm if you

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are an endurance athlete. You can then convert your total carb grams into carb calories by multiplying the total carb grams by 4. (One gram of carbohydrate equals 4 calories.) Good sources of carbohydrates include whole grains, bread, cereal, pasta and potatoes. Carbohydrate-containing fruits you can add for variety in your high-carb meals include apples, oranges, pears, peaches, grapefruit, berries, bananas and pineapple. Protein is important in building and maintaining your muscles during your training. The recommended daily total of protein intake is 15-20 percent. To find your needed protein requirement multiply your weight by .4 -.5 if you exercise moderately; and .5 -.8 if you exercise for endurance. Good sources for protein include chicken, whitefish, pork, yogurt, cottage cheese, eggs and peanut butter. It is recommended that healthy fats make up about 20-30 percent of your total daily caloric intake. Good sources of healthy fat include nut, vegetable and olive oils, avocados, almonds, cashews, peanuts, peanut butter, salmon and tuna. While the daily consumption of healthy fats contributes fuel for your body to use during your training, fats should be avoided just prior to running a race.

After your run

If possible, it is best to eat something light and drink as soon as 15 minutes after your run. If this is not possible, definitely begin your recovery nutrition within the hour. Basically, your body needs more carbs to replace the glycogen you have used for energy during your run, protein to assist in muscle repair and synthesis, and plenty of water to rehydrate and replace lost electrolytes.

Immediately after your run, drink fruit juice, a smoothie, chocolate milk or a sport drink to hold you over until you can eat a proper meal. If you have the opportunity to pack a recovery snack, take yogurt with fruit and cereal, or juice with a scoop of whey protein. Suggestions for body-recovery meals include: • Soup • Water-containing fruit and vegetables: watermelon, grapes, oranges, tomatoes, lettuce, cucumbers • Carb-rich food: pasta, potatoes, rice, bread, fruit, yogurt • Lean protein: chicken, turkey • Potassium-rich food: potatoes, bananas, oranges, raisins Combined protein and carbs: • Any sandwich with protein • Pasta containing protein • Meat and potatoes • Rice and beans Sources: Total Nutrition: Chapter 16 – Sports Nutrition by Joy Bauer; www.coreperformance.com The New Science of Recovery Nutrition; and www.ext.colostate.edu Nutrition for the Athlete Nancy Johnson is a nutritional health consultant and owner of Healthy Food for Busy People, LLC. She is a graduate of the Institute for Integrative Nutrition and a certified hatha yoga teacher. For more information, visit www.healthyfoodmadison.com.

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There are physical attributes that come naturally from being a gymnast. Most of our team girls hold records in their respective schools for pull-ups, sit-ups, sprint speed and most other physical tests offered in school. A few years ago I had a girl on the team that set the record in her school for push-ups and the teacher made her stop at 125 in the interest of time and saving the boys from further embarrassment. Young girls learn that physically they can stand at least even with boys and can even surpass expectations that society can lay on them. That is what I want my gym girls to understand. Socially the kids can spend many hours at the gym; they often see coaches as second parents and team mates as sisters/brothers. But even the class kids that come once a week feel a sense of belonging, a sense of being a part of a bigger program. It is important that children feel socially accepted, though gymnastics is called an “individual” sport it gives children a sense of community and belonging, and that’s huge. Years ago, I coached two girls whose dad was a high school physics teacher. He told me that his 9-year-old gymnast daughter had a better sense of applied physics than most of his high school students. Kids in gymnastics get to see cause and effect, balance and structure stability. They see forces of acceleration and force dissipation and they understand it all. Kids as young as 4 learn about the center of mass and gravity’s effect on it. They learn because the learning is fun and the lesson is personal. On average, gymnasts have a GPA in the highest 10 percent of students in any given school. There are studies that show enhanced reading ability in gymnasts and that this sport builds not only physically strong children but mentally strong children as well.

Last, and maybe most importantly, is the fact that being a gymnast teaches you how to try. I have told people that Gymfinity lessons for a 3-year-old are more important than a college education. If we can teach a child to fall in love with learning new things, if we can teach them that trying things can broaden horizons and will raise your personal expectations and potential; if we can teach that, then college in their future will be a breeze. Gymnastics taught me that when in I was in college I could study 3 hours a night while my friends were studying 5 and 6. I had to stick to a study schedule and be more efficient because I had a training schedule as well. It taught me that chemistry wasn’t that hard, I could do double back flips. I’m sure it was easier than that, so I approached it with that attitude (got an A, too). I heard it this morning, from a child leaving the gym after a pre-school “Tykes” gymnastics class: “Mom, look what I can do!” I translate that as “Mom, my potential is limitless, let me prove it.” That’s what I want for every child that comes through the door of Gymfinity. That’s what I want for my kids, don’t you? OK, maybe it’s a bit of “sales mode” but I truly believe that gymnastics = success. I am living proof, and if I can do it, so can your children. J. Orkowski has enjoyed international competition as a gymnast and has coached around the country in various gyms, camps and programs since 1980. Often a featured presenter at gymnastics seminars, J. opened Gymfinity in 1999. He is the Safety Educator of Wisconsin for USA Gymnastics, sits on the board for Gold Medal Standard Clubs of Character Education and is on the Wisconsin State Board for USA Gymnastics. He is the vice president of the Wisconsin Gymnastics Club Owners Association. For more information, visit www.gymfinity.com.

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Calories, menopausal weight gain and magazine “fitness” Expert answers to your health and wellness questions

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which then helps to determine the intake side as well. If you want the best and most accurate calorie estimate, you need to take a personal inventory. Talk to a trainer about getting your resting metabolic rate tested, and then have him/ her determine how many calories you expend each day. This will go a long way to establishing a recommended calorie level for weight loss. Good luck! Question: I’m smack-dab in the middle of menopause and, as expected, I seem to be gaining weight. However, the weight seems to be finding its way to my mid-section, which is odd for me personally. Any logical explanation? Answer: You might not want to hear this, but yes, there is a logical explanation. As you’re probably aware, many

women seem prone to gaining weight in their hip and butt areas. Part of the reason that weight accumulates in these areas is because of the effect that estrogen has on the body. However, as you reach your menopausal years, your estrogen levels drop. As a result, the ratio of estrogen to testosterone drops as well, and, low and behold, you end up storing that extra weight where men tend to gain their weight — specifically the mid-section. I’m sure you’re not all that thrilled to hear this, but it’s just a fact of life. Naturally, most women want to know what they can do about it, but aside from preventing weight gain in the first place (which can be difficult), there isn’t much you can do. Just be diligent with your diet and exercise as you approach www.naturespathwaysonline.com


“Years ago, most of the articles were full of myths, inaccuracies and marketing hype.” menopause, and try to accept the agerelated changes that all of our bodies go through. Question: Can I get your thoughts on all of the nutrition and fitness information that you find in the popular magazines? What do you think of “Fitness,” “Runner’s World,” “Men’s Health” and the like? Answer: That’s a great question, especially since many people get all of their health and wellness information from these sources, and others. I’ve written for several different magazines, and I’m on the advisory board for one publication, and I can say that the content is probably better than it’s ever been. Years ago, most of the articles were full of

myths, inaccuracies and marketing hype. And don’t get me wrong, you can still find this in certain articles in some of the most popular magazines. That said, many publications now hire editors that have solid credentials in nutrition, fitness, or disease prevention and management, and they have researchers on staff as well. Plus, many editors want to see the sources that their writers use before they approve an article. Historically, the focus was always on selling magazines, and that hasn’t really changed, but the magazines themselves have come to realize that well-researched, accurate content does just that. If you’re ever confused by something you read in a magazine, just ask a local expert (trainer, dietitian, or health professional) to give you their honest feedback. You can also post it in the community section of Anytimehealth.com! Karmen Nenahlo is with Anytime Fitness, the world’s largest 24/7 co-ed fitness franchise. For more information, visit www.anytimefitness.com.

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How distant healing works

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By Amy J. Pikalek eiki (pronounced ray-key) is a natural technique for stress reduction, relaxation and healing. It’s based on the concept that “life force energy” flows through us and around us. If our life force energy becomes low or out of balance, we are more likely to become sick or feel stress. If it is high, we are more able to remain healthy and feel happy. Because Reiki treats the whole being, including body, emotions, mind and spirit, it offers many beneficial effects, including relaxation and a feeling of security and harmony. Reiki has become an accepted practice today in many medical settings such as hospitals, cancer centers, hospice facilities and clinics. As understanding and word of Reiki’s success in humans catches on, Reiki has begun to receive recognition as a holistic healing system for animals by veterinarians and animal owners nationwide. Reiki treatments are used for relieving pain and anxiety, boosting energy, aiding digestion and assisting owners and animals alike in the end of life process. In conjunction with traditional veterinary care, Reiki can reduce the side effects of medication and surgery, relieve pain and anxiety and speed up the healing process.

One of Reiki’s biggest benefits is that practitioner and client do not have to be in physical proximity with one another for a treatment to work. These ‘distant sessions’ offer great flexibility for animals that are frightened by strangers, afraid of travel, recovering from surgery or nearing the end of life and unable to travel. Or, perhaps the animal simply lives too far away for an in-person session. Years of research has proven that distant healing sessions are just as effective as in-person ones. Distant healing occurs when the person receiving the healing and the person who is sending the Reiki energy (the practitioner)

Entertaining in a pet-friendly home Pets are prized pals in many households. However, guests invited over for a special occasion who are not as enamored with animals may not be anxious about sharing party space with Fido or the family feline. In such instances, it’s up to the host to make guests feel more comfortable. In the days leading up to the party, consult guests about any pet allergies. If a person who will be coming over is allergic to cats or dogs, thoroughly clean and air out the house. Regardless of how diligent a host is, it only takes a little bit of an irritant to trigger an allergic reaction. As a courtesy to guests who are a little intimidated by pets, keep the dog or cat in a separate room. Be sure to feed and walk 32

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the animal prior to company coming over so he or she will be comfortable. Do not yell at the pet or make it feel like the seclusion is a punishment. If young children will be in attendance, it can be a good idea to keep pets secured in another area as a precaution. Even the bestbehaved pets may become skittish with a lot of people around and act out of character. Young children are prone to pulling on dogs’ ears or engaging in chase and teasing behaviors. Because as party host you’ll have to divide your attention among many things, you do not want to have to worry about the interaction between pets and children. Pets that have some behavioral issues should definitely be separated from guests for safety’s sake. www.naturespathwaysonline.com


are separated by a geographic distance. The distance could be the next room, the next state or halfway around the world. Distance is completely irrelevant when it comes to flow and the healing effects of Reiki energy. But, how, exactly, does distant healing work? First, let’s begin with a comparison. Think about talking on a telephone. As you talk, your voice is converted into an electrical signal. It travels miles over telephone lines, is converted back and reproduced for your friend on the other end of the line. Now, think about your cell phone. There aren’t any wires used this time, but waves from towers. As you talk, your voice is converted, again, travels over a distance (as short as around the block or as long as around the world) with no wires, is converted back, and reproduced into your voice for your friend. Energy, of course, doesn’t require wires at any time, ensuring that distance is not an issue. When you first begin studying Reiki, you learn that you are more than your physical body. As the International Center for Reiki Training explains, all living beings also have energy bodies made up of aura (energy fields), the chakras (energy centers) and the meridians (energy pathways). Like our physical body that takes in food to nourish us and give us energy, our energy body does the same. The energy fields take energy in, the chakras break it down, and the meridians distribute it throughout the body. The energy within our bodies vibrates at different speeds. Our physical body, our emotions and our thoughts all vibrate at a unique frequency, which can be perceived by a skilled Reiki practitioner. This is what allows a Reiki practitioner to “tune into” an individual’s unique energy frequency. You do not need to be on the phone to experience a distant healing session. Simply choose a time where you or your pet can be relaxed during the session. After the session, most practitioners

offer some means of providing an opportunity for questions, feedback or further instruction. This is usually done over the phone or via email. It may occur 24-48 hours after the session itself. A qualified Reiki practitioner can help you decide what type of session will work best for you and your pet. Amy J. Pikalek is a Reiki master, specializing in animal Reiki. She is owner of Hikari Natural Healing, located in MaRiLa Veterinary Clinic, Cross Plains. For more information, visit www.hikarihealing.com.

Some pet parents find that bringing pets to a boarder or pet daycare on the day of their party is a wise idea. This way the pet is away from the commotion and he or she can enjoy time with other animals. Parties can be stressful for animals as well. Keeping them away from the situation may be the most ideal solution. Should guests be comfortable with pets around, be sure they are aware of some house rules. This includes not feeding the animal any table scraps or whatever else is priority in the house. Although pets are an integral part of many people’s family dynamic, guest comfort takes precedence over pets when it comes to opening up the home for a party or other gathering. SOURCE: Metro Creative Connection www.naturespathwaysonline.com

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What can you learn from life’s school?

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By Leora Weitzman, Ph.D., LMT aybe you’ve seen the bumper sticker: “Life’s the School … Love’s the Lesson.” Recently, I saw a possible companion sticker: “Oh no — not another learning experience!” When is life’s school challenging for you? And what might you want to learn? For me, it’s challenging when I’m out of patience and snap at someone, when I’m afraid of being blamed and rush to put the blame on someone else, or when I’m jealous of the attention someone’s getting and angle to get attention for myself. I haven’t always realized that I had something to learn at those times. I tended to think someone else should be doing something differently, and I was simply reacting appropriately! For a long time, I didn’t see the gap between how I was being and how I wanted to be. And as Moshe Feldenkrais used to say, “If you don’t know what you’re doing, you can’t do what you want.” A good way to find out what we’re actually doing is to be part of an intentional community. Sixteen centuries ago, St. Benedict envisioned a “school for God’s service.” He designed guidelines for people living together that would gently train them through their daily activities and interactions to serve one another and all creation with love. Today, communities such as Holy Wisdom Monastery in Middleton still live by the Rule of Benedict. Benedict knew that people living and working closely together, if they share certain commitments, can rub each other’s rough edges smooth. Belonging to a monastery isn’t necessary. Other faith communities, yoga, support groups, family or even a workplace can support this transformation — especially if all the members are committed to each other, to their own transformation and to constant accountability and forgiveness. I’ve been blessed to experience this in my years at TIBIA 34

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(Transformation ~ Intuition ~ Bodywork ~ In Action), first as a student, then as a bodyworker, intuitive, instructor and curriculum director. I’ve felt the value of others’ commitment to me as I’ve been given chance after chance without being let off the hook — and I’ve witnessed others’ growth as a result of their being given the same. Accountability has been essential so that teachable moments are put to good use. We sometimes need others to show us what we’re doing. And then we need to be willing to face up to it and learn a new way, if we’re committed to transformation. The TIBIA community is an exceptionally safe and compassionate space for learning. When needed, however, forgiveness creates the space to be more than we have been, both as receiver and as forgiver. Forgiveness also keeps community authentic. With a little translation, then, we can see the point of the vows Benedictines take: “stability” (commitment to each other/to the community), “conversion of one’s ways” (ongoing transformation), and “obedience” (listening and yielding to God and one another with accountability and forgiveness). Their life is indeed a school. And so can ours be. Where in life might you be in school, and what might you be learning? Leora Weitzman, Ph.D., LMT, is an oblate (lay associate) at Holy Wisdom Monastery (http://benedictinewomen.org), which is ecumenical and has many ways for laypeople to participate. She works/plays/learns at TIBIA (www.tibiainc.com). www.naturespathwaysonline.com


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begins. Nancy tells me that based on client preference, she can shop and then deliver the groceries, or the client can accompany her on the shopping trip. Nancy stresses that the comfort level of the client is of great concern to her throughout the process. She will shop at a specific store at their request and tailors the menus to fit their cooking skill level. For those clients looking to improve upon their culinary talents, Nancy works with a chef who will give them cooking lessons. The level of preparation and planning that Healthy Food for Busy People provides allows those that simply don’t have the time or expertise to orchestrate comprehensive menus to transition to healthy eating habits. With this service, you will actually eat the food you buy, eliminating the food waste that comes from wandering the aisles of the grocery store without a menu plan. From planning, to preparation, to execution, Nancy is there to guide you every step of the way as you embark on your journey of healthy eating. www.naturespathwaysonline.com


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communityCALENDAR Fridays, Aug. 5-26 • 10 - 11 a.m.

Chakra Yoga with Stephanie Shong

Take time out of your day for this gentle yoga class designed to bring balance to the chakras. Each class will begin with a brief introduction of the chakra(s) of focus, followed by a 5-10 minute time for centering. Next, students will be guided through a unique sequence of yoga poses designed to bring awareness and balance to one of the seven major chakras, or the relationship between two chakras, located along the spine. Class will finish with a relaxing savasana. By exploring these energy centers in the body, a deeper connection to the self is cultivated along with an overall feeling of balance and harmony in both body and mind. All are welcome, regardless of experience with yoga or knowledge of the chakras. No yoga experience necessary. Fee: $14 drop-in, $110 10-Class Pass, $200 20-Class Pass, Unlimited options available. The Chakra House, 330 W. Lakeside St., Madison, 608.237.6128, www.TheChakraHouse.com. Saturday, Aug. 6 • 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Monthly Angel Fair (Psychic Fair & Wellness Day)

What is an Angel Fair? It’s a gathering of likeminded individuals seeking guidance, fellowship and support. Among the many events that happen this day include: tarot readings, angel readings, aura photography, palmistry, ionSpa detoxification and more... Call for appointments with available readers. FREE. The Rose Gallery, 118 S. Main St., Lake Mills, 920.648.3973. August 2011 • various dates

Intuitive Development Series

• Aug. 13 From Beyond - The Spiritual AT&T Mediumship 101 • Aug. 18 Healing with Gemstones Gemstone 4 Call 920.648.3973 or visit www.therosegallery.net for more information. The Rose Gallery, 118 S. Main St., Lake Mills. Saturday, Aug. 20 • 10:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

A Day of Healing with Christina Wilke-Burbach

Meet with Christina Wilke-Burbach for a day dedicated to healing and harmony! 30-minute healing sessions will be available throughout the day to assist you in rebalancing your energy system, healing your mind/body/soul, and enhancing your spirituality/personal growth. All sessions include grounding and emotional/ spiritual processing to assist with integration and exploration of new energies. Schedule any of the following appointments with Christina: • Chakra Balancing/Alignment • Acupressure for Harmony and Balance • SEVA Stress Release Acupressure • Reiki • Aromatherapy Booking is required by Fri., Aug. 19. Fee: $35/30-minute session. The Chakra House, 330 W. Lakeside St., Madison, 608.237.6128, www.TheChakraHouse.com. 38

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Saturday, Aug. 27 • 12:30-5 p.m.

13 Ways to Balance Your Chakras with Christina Wilke-Burbach

The chakras are the energy centers of our body. When our energy flow becomes blocked or stagnant it can lead to spiritual/emotional/physical imbalance, stress, disease, fatigue, and illness. Learn 13 techniques to balance and align your own chakras or the chakras of others. Techniques include acupressure, reflexology, crystals, aromatherapy, sound, food, yoga and more. We will be practicing techniques hands on! Fee: $95. Please pre-register for this event. The Chakra House, 330 W. Lakeside St., Madison, 608.237.6128, www.TheChakraHouse.com.

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At Mimosa we are dedicated to embracing the global diversity of wisdom and belief. Mimosa is one of State Street’s most unique stores featuring spiritual and metaphysical items from many different cultures and traditions. Mimosa also has an upstairs Activity Room, where a variety of classes, workshops, and other events help create a space for likeminded people to gather and share ideas, be inspired, and move their lives in a more positive, productive direction.

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JB’s Acupuncture specializes in managing pain of all types, one treatment allergy elimination, wellness care and one treatment smoking cessation. They also offer Thermal Imaging, a photographic process that is noninvasive, nonradioactive and a less expensive alternative to a mammogram. It can detect cancer 5 to 10 years earlier than a mammogram.

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A non-invasive form of holistic healing, Reiki works on physical, mental, psychological and spiritual levels. Experience a stronger bond with your animal, relieve pain, resolve behavioral issues, reduce stress and find peace at the end of life. Sessions in-person or at a distance. Amy works with animals of all species.

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Peaceful Heart 123 South Main St., Oregon 608.835.5288 www.peacefulheart.net

Peaceful Heart strives to offer products and services that promote and enhance emotional and spiritual wellbeing. We have many tools available in the form of books, CDs, classes, events and speakers to assist in understanding what our emotional needs are as individuals. We also have a wide selection of unique, fun and uplifting gifts including jewelry, music, scarves, crystals and Angel cards. Shakti Bookshop 320 State St., Madison 608.255.5007

Offering a large selection of jewelry, books, crystals, music and other items to help you stay connected with your spiritual nature, Shakti is the Midwest’s oldest and most trusted source for every step of your spiritual journey. We are not human beings having a spiritual experience; we are spiritual beings having a human existence. Let Shakti help you to make the most of your experience ­— be it spiritual, human, or something in between.

Children’s fitness programs Gymfinity 6300 Nesbitt Road, Fitchburg 608.848.FLIP (3547) www.gymfinity.com

Gymfinity started as a gymnastics only club but has EVOLVED into a multi-sport venue. We started our program in 1999 as a home for competitive gymnastics. We refine and revise our programs every year under our personal philosophy of Constant and Never Ending Improvement. Wisconsin has again chosen Gymfinity as one of the top clubs in the state for children’s gymnastics classes, competitive gymnastics, kids fitness and over-all gyms in Madison. We believe that children in our pro-

gram have an opportunity to learn physically, mentally, emotionally and socially at every developmental step in gymnastics. At Gymfinity “Teaching Kids To Reach New Heights” isn’t just something we say; it’s our reason for being.

Dry cleaner Best Cleaners of Madison 5712 Raymond Rd., Madison 608.271.6769 6713 Frank Lloyd Wright, Middleton 608.836.6868 www.bestcleanersmadison.com

Owner John Whitley has built a solid reputation as Madison’s most trusted dry cleaner. Best Cleaners’ experienced staff is committed to providing quality, on-time service to the community. MADISON’S EXCLUSIVE GREENEARTH CLEANER — GreenEarth solution is good for our customers because it is an excellent cleaner, it is odorless and leaves your clothes feeling and looking like new. It is good for the dry cleaning industry because it is not toxic and can be handled easily and safely. Open M-F 7-7, Sat. 8-5.

EDUCATION Blue Sky School of Professional Massage and Therapeutic Bodywork 2005 West Beltline Highway, Suite 201, Madison 608.270.5245 www.BlueSkyMassage.com

Blue Sky strives to inspire and challenge our students as they become professional massage therapists. We integrate community outreach, holistic practices and wellness into our massage therapy program. We have full- and part-time options. Financial aid available for those who qualify. Open houses year round! Touch the lives of others and become a massage therapist! Call today! Upper Iowa University 4601 Hammersley Rd., Madison 608.278.0350 www.uiu.edu/madison

The Upper Iowa Center in Madison opened in 1981. Today, it serves more than 400 undergraduates and nearly 40 graduate students pursuing bachelor’s degrees, two master’s degrees, five certificate programs, and some associate degrees. Many of the courses are taught by full-time UIU faculty members and others are taught by adjunct faculty who draw on their practical experiences in the field. Courses are offered during six 8-week terms.

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Homeopathy

Burnie’s Rock Shop

360º Homeopathy, LLC

901 E. Johnson St., Madison 608.251.2601 www.burniesrockshop.com

Lora Roberts – Classical Homeopath 6320 Monona Drive, Suite 101, Monona Office 608.222.0321 • Cell 608.213.7848 www.360Homeopathy.com

Burnie’s Rock Shop has been connecting you with the elements since 1963. Featuring handcrafted sterling silver and multi-gemstone jewelry, Baltic amber set in sterling silver rings, pendants and earrings, sparkling gemstone beads in every color imaginable, mineral and fossil specimens from around the world, and stainless steel rings.

HEALTH & Wellness Midwest Macrobiotics Shaun McMonigal 773.988.6876 • midmac@sbcglobal.net www.midmac.info

Midwest Macrobiotics is dedicated to the common dream of health and harmony. Whether in the kitchen, consultation or class, Shaun offers lessons on balancing food energy to help you create your own health and sense of balance. Medicinal cooking services are available, along with holistic health consultations to transition to a whole foods diet. Menu planning is based on the time you have available for cooking and to address the specific health needs and goals of the client. The Chakra House Yoga Studio & Boutique 330 West Lakeside St., Madison 608.237.6128 www.thechakrahouse.com

The Chakra House is a space to become balanced physically, emotionally and spiritually and to validate your innate abilities, whether you know you have them or not. Every studio class, service or workshop incorporates the instructors’ abilities with your own so eventually you will trust that you can balance yourself. Join us for Hatha Yoga, Vinyasa Flow Yoga, Kundalini Yoga, Zumba, psychic development courses, workshops or just visit our boutique.

HEALTHY food consulting Healthy Food Consulting Nancy Johnson Nutritional Health Consultant www.healthyfoodmadison.com

Bringing Health to You – Healthy Food for Busy People promotes peaceful minds and healthy bodies by partnering with you to plan simple, nutritious dinner menus made with real food and grocery shopping for you to give you more time to live your most vibrant, authentic life!

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Homeopathy works by increasing an individual’s strength and resistance to disease and can be effective in relieving chronic health complaints. By stimulating the whole body, homeopathy has a broad effect shifting mental, emotional and physical symptoms. Lora works with individuals of all ages and ailments. Call for more information or to schedule an appointment.

Hypnosis/NLP Training Capital Hypnosis 6441 Enterprise Lane, Suite 104, Madison 608.288.9800 www.CapitalHypnosis.com

Whether you seek to improve your personal influence or professional communication ability through Basic Hypnosis Training or skills through Neuro-Linguistic Programming Training, Capital Hypnosis provides programs that fit your schedule and intensive workshops in a professional hypnosis clinic setting around real people. Can’t decide where to begin? Just call 608.288.9800 today! We will discuss your goals and situation and make the recommendation that best fits your circumstances.

hypnotherapy LifeStyle by Choice 313 Price Place, Suite 209, Madison 608.213.3158 www.lifestylebychoice.us

LifeStyle by Choice offers personal one-on-one as well as telephonic clinical hypnotherapy. Gary is trained in Clinical Hypnosis, Mental Health-M.S., Neuro-linguistic Programming (NLP), Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT), Addiction & Substance Abuse Counseling and REIKI. He has practiced hypnotherapy & NLP for 11 years. Combining these skills to create lasting solutions is what sets Gary apart from all the others.

life coach Jentle Wellness, LLC Jennifer D. Culver, Certified Professional Coach, Reiki Master, Business Consultant, Writer 920.570.1704 • jennifer@jentlewellness.com Blog: www.jentleworld.com Website: www.jentlewellness.com

Jennifer globally supports you, incorporating her spiritual and holistic healing practices into coaching. She teams with you to live and work simply, gently, and happily. Listen to her weekly on Radio Therapy Online. With over 15 years of consulting experience, she conducts

seminars on taking a zen approach to productivity. She also co-creates marketing strategies for small companies. Jennifer attracts clients seeking to simplify their overactive life, live their true passion, have fun and incorporate holistic wellness into their life expedition.

massage therapy Blue Sky School of Professional Massage and Therapeutic Bodywork 2005 West Beltline Highway, Suite 201, Madison 608.270.5245 www.BlueSkyMassage.com

Blue Sky’s massage clinic is a teaching facility. Massages are performed by students who have not yet graduated but have completed the educational requirements to enter student clinic. A great opportunity for our students to complete state required massage hours while offering professional quality massages at a discount to the public! Make an appointment today!

Massage / Intuitive Services & Training TIBIA 6225 University Ave., Madison 608.238.7378 www.tibiainc.com

TIBIA, Inc. (Transformation ~ Intuition ~ Bodywork ~ In Action) includes a MASSAGE SCHOOL that specializes in energy healing and intuitive bodywork, the INTUACTION INSTITUTE, which provides training in intuitive listening and facilitation, and a HEALING CENTER that offers massage, transformational bodywork and intuitive sessions. Our nonprofit, CREATING A PEACEFUL WORLD, brings these healing gifts to those in need, empowering them to generate peace in themselves, their relationships, and their way of living in the world.

natural health practitioners Natural Health Works Verona/Madison Clinic 201 E. Verona Ave., Verona • 608.848.8378 Monroe Clinic W4745 Blumer Rd., Monroe • 608.325.3209 www.naturalhealthworksonline.com

We are a holistic natural health care clinic and spa. We use herbs, vitamins, minerals, enzymes, amino acids and natural foods. Appointments are available for Kinesiology to find your imbalances & nutritional deficiencies. We check over 80 points & suggest the natural way to heal. We specialize in essential oils and Bach flower remedies for stress & emotional balancing, eating for your blood type diet and sell wheat-free & natural foods.

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Fleet Feet Sports Madison

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215 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd., Madison 608.266.6557 • 608.266.4223 www.cityofmadison.com/homeloans

8440 Old Sauk Road, Madison 608.833-9999 www.fleetfeetmadison.com

5944 Seminole Center Ct., Ste. 230, Fitchburg 608.442.7400 www.lordspinalcare.com

The City of Madison has several loan programs designed to assist both new and current Madison homeowners. Our Down Payment and Homebuyers Assistance loans are tailored to buyers looking to purchase a home that may need some immediate fix-up. We also offer Deferred Payment loans and Installment loans that assist current Madison homeowners with funding their home remodeling projects. For more information about these programs, go to www. cityofmadison.com/homeloans or call Terri at 608.266.4223 or Craig at 608.266.6557.

Fleet Feet Sports is evolving from a place to buy running shoes to an integrated service organization that is rooted in FIT. FITLOSOPHY™ is our commitment to the concept of a proper FIT in all aspects of our lives - from helping you find the proper FIT for your running shoes, to assisting you in determining how running, walking, or an active lifestyle fits your life. We enhance the exercise experience of all of our customers from the entry-level fitness walker to elite runner.

Dr. Katherine Lord, a former research chemist, is a graduate of Palmer Chiropractic College. At Palmer, she learned about a technique so effective yet gentle, it changed the course of her study to NUCCA, a precise technique that aligns the spine with a gentle touch. The results can be life changing. Patients suffering from back, knee or sciatic pain, as well as migraines, fibromyalgia, trigeminal neuralgia and multiple sclerosis can find relief. Call to attend a free health class to learn about NUCCA and why it works.

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veterinary cARE MaRiLa Veterinary Clinic Dr. Mary Hess, D.V.M., C.A.T. 41 Glacier Edge Square, Cross Plains 608.798.1887 www.marilaveterinaryclinic.net

MaRiLa Veterinary Clinic is an alternative and traditional veterinary clinic in that we offer both means of treatment for pets. We work with the pet’s family to provide the best care at a reasonable price so that routine visits can be affordable and more advanced care can be done as needed. We also offer THERAPEUTIC GROOMING, therapeutic laser, reiki therapy and essential oils for your pet.

weight loss GetYourLeanOn.com Good Food, Better Health 920.850.9983

The Get Your Lean On System is designed to make you aware of and teach you the process of making healthier and wiser decisions when it comes to eating and meal planning. You will not only lose the weight you are seeking to lose, but it is so successful, you will make a lifelong commitment to keeping it off.

Wisconsin wood products Spring Green Timber Growers, LLC 124 W. Jefferson St., Spring Green 608.588.7342 www.timbergreenforestry.com

At Spring Green Timber Growers our forestry encourages natural succession and regeneration – allowing nature to have her way. We salvage a few of the trees that die each year and carefully harvest them with small machinery. We sawmill the logs, use solar heated kilns to dry the boards, make flooring and wood products in our remodeled dairy barn, and install and finish our products right in the customer’s home. Solid, natural, local wood products direct from the grower.

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Willy West: 6825 University Ave., Middleton • (608) 284-7800 Willy East: 1221 Williamson St., Madison • (608) 251-6776 open 7:30am–9:30pm daily • www.willystreet.coop

Online Shopping & Delivery

Three more ways to get your natural, organic and locally grown groceries. Order at work and have your groceries ready for pick-up. Or avoid the cold and ice and get your groceries delivered to your door. See http://shop.willystreet.coop or the brochure at Customer Service in either store for details. To order, you must be a Co-op Owner and we must have your current e-mail address. (A call to Customer Service can update it.)

Not an owner? Become one for as little as $10 for your first year, or invest $56 (plus a $2 admin fee) and become a paid-in-full owner of YOUR co-op!

Willy West now open in Middleton at 6825 University!


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Madison’s source for physician-trained naturopathic doctors specializing in: • • • • •

Hormone Imbalances Allergies Inflammatory Conditions Auto-Immune Diseases Digestive Disorders

Homeopathy Craniosacral Herbal Medicine Nutrition Massage First-Line Therapy 4710 East Broadway, Suite 190 Madison, WI 53716 (608) 222-2700

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