South Central WI Archive
June 2011

June 2011

Ever experience back pain? Perhaps it's a sudden, intense sensation that takes your breath away — maybe the result of some unfamiliar, exercise-induced maneuver. Or, maybe you just "moved wrong" and your back protested. Perhaps it's a chronic thing, something you've been dealing with off and on for days, weeks or months.

It's strange how easily back pain can occur. And once you've experienced it you know it's all- consuming and hard to treat. What do you do? Pop pain relievers like candy? Does your self-prescribed treatment protocol include a heating pad, alternated with ice packs? Say you've tried everything and are at your wit's end. Perhaps you should consider seeing a chiropractor.

Katherine Lord knows all about back pain. An industrial accident spurred her first visit to a chiropractor. After finding success, and some soul-searching, she decided to pursue it as her life's work. Today, as a NUCCA practitioner, she's a huge proponent of the ultra-gentle technique that has helped millions of people find pain relief and better health. Read all about it on page 22.

Switching gears (but not entirely unrelated to back pain), let's talk sports bras, an integral piece of athletic equipment for active women. Jessica Anderson, with Fleet Feet Sports Madison, gives us the 411 on how to properly support 'the girls' during activity. Since 80 percent of women don't wear the correct bra size, it stands to reason that more than a few of us need a little education on the subject. To get schooled, turn to page 6.

Of course, these two articles are just the tip of the iceberg in terms of great content in this month's Nature's Pathways. Each month our South Central Wisconsin edition gets better and better. I hope you feel the same!

No matter what your activity or breast size, a sports bra has become an integral and important piece of apparel. Sports bras are just as important as a properly fit pair of shoes. So why does a woman need a properly fit sports bra and what's the difference between a…
Are you aware of kinesiology (muscle testing) and how it works? Does your body know what it needs? Kinesiology is the study of muscles and their movements. If you use a muscle in the body (I use the deltoid muscle), you can determine via different points on the body (like…
Being diagnosed with a chronic disease can seem like a death sentence for someone who has planned on a long, healthy, productive life. Suddenly your life can take on numerous unknowns and "what if's." It can be almost impossible to look ahead to the future with the excitement and joy…
Vibrational energy study and practice is increasing in popularity. It takes many shapes, sounds, feelings and colors. Chakras, the main energy centers of the body, are associated with specific colors. Color therapy is a form of energy therapy to influence the functions of the body. What does it mean to…
Upper respiratory diseases are very common in both indoor and outdoor felines. Viruses such as Feline Immunodeficiency Disease and Feline Leukemia are contributors and serve to make feline upper respiratory disease a very complex issue. Felines who have tested negative for both Feline Immunodeficiency Disease and Feline Leukemia may have…
There are a lot of misconceptions and assumptions about the field of chiropractic care, probably the biggest being that doctors of chiropractic only work on the back and spine, using force and pressure to alleviate pain. Dr. Katherine Lord is familiar with these assumptions, but in her practice nothing could…
To find the answer to this question we asked Mark P. Brettingen, the owner of Changing Headlines, to share his insight. Mark has been in the hair industry for almost four decades and next year will celebrate his 30th year as owner of Changing Headlines in Appleton. NP: We all…
The word "vacation" is related to the Latin for emptying, as in vacancy. We vacate our homes and go elsewhere. We create space (vacancy) in our schedules. We do this to create a sense of space, of vacancy, in our all-too-filled-up lives. What is space, and why do we need…
Untitled document In a fireplace showroom where wood stoves blaze, it's easy to get dazzled by the artful beauty of a particular stove. However, while loving the stove's clean lines and form is essential, you should also consider the environment and follow current "green" criteria. Because buying a wood stove…
Untitled document When we pay attention to what we are eating and how we are eating, a whole new world of delight, satisfaction and health is available to us. Is the food you are eating good for your mind and body? Is the food you are eating what you truly…
Untitled document Did you know that your digestive tract contains more than 400 types of "friendly" bacteria? These little guys, commonly referred to as probiotics, help reduce the growth of harmful bacteria and promote a healthy digestive system. Probiotics are live bacteria with clinically-documented health benefits. Health benefits: It appears…
Untitled document Many people are starting to ask more questions about high fructose corn syrup (HFCS). They've heard that this widely-used sweetener increases appetite and may cause an increase in body fat. Let's examine this product a little more closely. What is HFCS? High fructose corn syrup is made by…
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