Northeast Wisconsin
September 2018

September 2018

I recently had a productive day planned. It was a Monday, I was alone, and I was in a determined mood. My to-do list was next to me, the Word document I was working on glowing on my computer screen and music I save especially for “I can’t be distracted,…
What is pain? We’ve all experienced it. And it’s a simple question. But the answer is complex and ever-changing. As much as pain is universal, it’s also highly individual and something two people will never experience in the same way. “Pain is a form of high priority communication,” Steve Barnett,…
“I just found out there are different kinds of sunscreen, like powder. Do they stay on as well as lotion? Should I use one over the other for my kids?” —Michelle M., Sturgeon Bay Sunscreen efficiency comes down to two main factors. The first is how you apply and the…
Do you feel frustrated because you are gaining weight (10 pounds or more in the past three months without an explainable cause) and feel exhausted most of the time? Do you have mood swings, brain fog, anxiety, depression, constipation and cold hands and feet? How about signs of hormone imbalances…
With the start of football season, we also kick off eating season! From tailgating to watching the game at home, sometimes we need a little help to stay on track. Here are some simple tips to keep you and your family healthy while cheering on your favorite team! 1. Have…
A lot has changed in pole fitness since 2010. Now pole is an accepted form of exercise. You see examples of pole on TV shows, pole art in Broadway shows and the pole sport in competitions around the world. Pole exercise started as a small renegade activity and is now…
Here is a list of ways to convey the message: “You are worthwhile” to your children. The ways to raise responsible, happy children are limited only by our imaginations. Here are some places to begin: Tell her on a regular basis that you love her. Actually, say the words. If…
You have probably gotten used to reviewing ingredients in your food labels (good for you!), but have you looked at your herbal products? Although these products aren’t regulated by the Food & Drug Administration, there are labeling guidelines that are designed to help you know exactly what you are getting…
The moment we first learn to ride a bike without training wheels is the first moment of true freedom many of us feel. But it’s also an introduction to some of the lowest-hanging fruit of a healthy lifestyle. With the advent of better winter gear and the growing popularity of…
If you are, or will be, a caregiver for elderly parents or another close family member living with Alzheimer’s disease, you may experience some emotional stress — but you also need to be aware of the financial issues involved and what actions you can take to help address them. You…
This is Part II of “Metabolic depression due to thyroid hormone dysfunction.” To read Part I, please see the August 2018 print issue of Nature’s Pathways Magazine or visit https://bit.ly/2P755FI. If the thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) is at an ideal level, the patient may still not feel well. They might not…
According to John Gottman’s bestselling book, “The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work,” “Rituals are structured, scripted traditions that you can depend on.” The Sloan Center at UCLA conducted a study of 30 couples, all of whom lived in Los Angeles. These couples all had small children, and both partners…
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