Northeast Wisconsin
July 2015

July 2015

We at Nature’s Pathways spend a lot of time pooling our local resources to provide information to help you prepare for a healthy future. Experts provide great recipes, fitness tips, ideas to keep your finances on track and much more. It’s exciting to think about how we can shape our lives in such a positive way by simply thinking about what we want our future to be.

When it comes to this month and the Fourth of July, we can’t help but look to the past and think about what those before us thought about their future and the future of our country.

Did you know?

The Fourth of July has been a federal holiday since 1941. Though that may seem like a long time for the country to wait to celebrate the independence it declared in 1776, the tradition of the Fourth of July, often referred to as Independence Day, dates back to the dawn of the American Revolution and the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776.

Since then, July 4th has been recognized as the dawn of American independence, and celebrations that included fireworks and parades can be traced back to the 18th century. On July 4, 1777, the city of Philadelphia, which would become the first capital of the United States of America, held the first annual commemoration of American independence, and exactly one year later George Washington ordered that all of his soldiers be offered double rations of rum to commemorate the anniversary. (MetroCreative Connection)

We hope you also enjoy and celebrate all July has to offer — while looking to both the past and the future!

The Nature’s Pathways Team

One of the highlights of the summer season is the incredible bounty of fresh produce, and grilling these vegetables gives them a smoky, delicious dimension. Chef BBQ Naz, a grilling expert from Broil King, shares some simple tips for flavor perfection. When preparing vegetables, slice them to expose as much…
In 2010, Wisconsin’s recycling law for electronics, called E-Cycle Wisconsin, went into effect. The result has been over 160 MILLION pounds of electronics collected from residents and eligible schools in the first five years. This impressive figure has kept many toxic materials such as lead, mercury and cadmium out of…
Springtime is the perfect time to build a compost pile, while fall is the perfect time to harvest compost and apply it. What happens with a compost pile during the hot sun of a summer’s day? Usually by midsummer a backyard bin/pile should be in full composting mode. If it…
Although it affects an estimated 6 million people, fibromyalgia can be difficult to diagnose and difficult for those affected to manage. Fibromyalgia is an inflammatory condition affecting the muscles and connective tissue of the body. It may cause localized areas in the soft tissue of the body to become tender…
Students learn lessons each day. While many of these lessons pertain to their coursework, kids pick up much more than book smarts from school, where kids first learn to cultivate friendships and build lasting relationships. In addition to a new curriculum, new teachers and new schedules, kids also might make…
Looking for an easy breakfast option not loaded with sugar? Try our protein-rich Apple Cinnamon Cake! This perfect alternative will give you about 11 grams of protein and 5 grams of fiber per serving! Ingredients: 1 19-ounce can of chickpeas 4 eggs beaten 2 tablespoons powdered stevia 1 teaspoon baking…
Heidi Frederickson prides herself on creativity, and she’s come through again! Directing a nonprofit that benefits families in the Fox Valley and beyond means you have to keep things fresh. Frederickson hopes to do that with the First Annual Celebration of Life Walk added to the Larry Wolfinger Charity Golf…
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Last month I explained resistant starch fiber and how it can help keep weight and blood sugar under control. This month I am sharing one of my favorite sweet treats, (we all need a sweet treat now and then) to keep us on the straight and narrow. It is so…
What has 6 legs, goes in circles, sounds like thunder and the blast of air going through big bellows? Riddles are a great way to stimulate thinking and they are a good example of information sometimes lurking just below the surface of what can be seen. The answer to this…
the word quality can sometimes be quickly uttered and somewhat overlooked. But when you think about what it really means — something worthy of being distinguished, possessing superiority that brings it to a higher level — you take notice of whatever it is “quality” is labeling. There’s no better adjective…
During the golden age of outdoor movie viewing, drive-in movie theaters were a phenomenon. By the late 1950s, a third of theaters in America were drive-ins. Over the last 40 years or so, the number of drive-in theaters has declined considerably. It’s estimated there are fewer than 400 drive-in movie…
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