Northeast Wisconsin
May 2013

May 2013

Ah, the natural beauty of the flowers that May brings! (They are a sight for sore eyes considering the “interesting” weather of the last two months here in Wisconsin.) Believe it or not, studies have been done that show the positive impact flowers have on emotional health. What better excuse to surround yourself in nature’s blooms?

… or you can share the joy with that special woman in your life. Happy Mother’s Day to all of you who are moms! We celebrate all of you who have risen to the challenge. My dear mother turns 90 next month — and she’s still healthy and living independently. What a treasure!

May is also National Mental Health Month, so I encourage you to take some time to become more aware of the enormity of this issue and take note of the many resources available in your community. If you are facing times of personal challenge and stress, ask for help in making positive lifestyle choices before mental health issues develop or get out of hand. Happily, negative attitudes about mental health are subsiding and there is growing support for people who may be suffering!

We have some great healthy living articles to share this month. Randi Mann educates us about the connection between what we eat and how we feel, and how inflammation and food intolerance affect us. James Carnes sheds some light on hypnosis and how it works. Samantha Zastrow shares some small ways we can “go green” and “save green.” These are just a few examples of what we offer you this month. Please read on for more!

I hope you are able to enjoy an emotional boost from all of May’s natural beauty!

In health and happiness,

Jackie

New life is all around us in spring. And with that means babies! (It doesn’t get any better than a happy, healthy and content baby!) As a chiropractor for the past 20+ years, adjusting a baby’s spine to help their tiny body is a gift that keeps giving. The adjustment…
How do you really feel about your current denture-wearing experience? Take this quiz to find out where you stand: Are your existing dentures causing you problems? Are your dentures more than 3 years old? Is it difficult to eat because you can’t chew your food? Do your dentures pop out…
Thyroid hormones affect virtually every cell in your body! Do any of these symptoms sound familiar: hair loss, fatigue, weight gain, depression, poor circulation, dry skin and hair, peeling and splitting fingernails, or cold intolerance? You may be suffering from low thyroid function or hypothyroidism. Unfortunately, a large number of…
White light streams through sheers framing small French windowpanes. Beautiful hardwood floors accented by a white door and a rich evergreen wall reflect sunlight and illuminate the surrounding walls covered in ancient brick and adobe red. Book shelves filled with wisdom of the ages are co-mingled with quartz crystals, angel…
Good communication and trust are crucial components of every relationship. The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines trust as “assured reliance on the character, ability, strength or truth of someone or something.” (m-w.com) Sometimes our reliance on others ends in disappointment. This can make it difficult to trust again. Training alpacas can be…
You are sitting in the park with your family and suddenly a loved one collapses. What would you do? Seconds count in an emergency. It is critical for a person to start CPR immediately after calling 911. CPR stands for Cardio (heart) Pulmonary (lungs) Resuscitation (procedure designed to restore life).…
It seems that talk about hypnosis is turning up all over. On popular shows like Dr. Oz, Oprah and Ellen DeGeneres, hypnotists talk about using hypnosis for smoking cessation or weight loss. Publications like Web MD, Reader’s Digest, AARP and Nature’s Pathways, as well as many Internet sites, are constantly…
Everyone has experienced or heard the statement, “I got up on the wrong side of the bed.” As it goes, a person’s energy is “off” in the morning, something negative happens that puts them in a negative state, which then attracts a whole series of negative experiences throughout the day.…
Even if you haven’t tried energy drinks, you’ve certainly seen either the product or their multimillion dollar marketing campaigns and advertising messages. They’re everywhere: as you enter the checkout isle at the grocery store, at the cashier stand when you pay for gas, on roadway billboards, on television, in print…
  Yeah, yeah, yeah, I know you all know the rules to being healthy: Eat plenty of fruits, vegetables and whole grains, exercise, get some sleep and try not to overdue your stress levels. But if we all know this, why aren’t more of us following through? Because we’ve tried…
Strangely, if you Google “car + accident + PTSD”, you won’t find much of value to you as an individual who has been in an accident. There isn’t much available for physicians or chiropractors or psychologists either, except for incomprehensible research on screening questionnaires. Looking for motor vehicle accident (MVA)…
“My dance lessons should be tax deductible. They are such good preventative medicine!” I overheard this statement as a group of students was leaving dance class and have heard many variations of this same thought over the years. Media coverage of the physical advantages of ballroom dancing is widespread, and…
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