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To balance protein and moisture levels in your hair you first need to know what levels you are working with. Protein levels in the hair are around 83-87 percent, while moisture levels are only around 3 percent. To maintain healthy hair, these levels need to be balanced and maintained. For…
I’m so excited thinking about the warm weather, sunshine and outdoor fun that us Wisconsinites get to experience for the next few months. Summer picnics, cookouts, hiking, biking, boating, strolling State Street shopping and eating — the list goes on! But when you are in pain, you can feel like…
Our bodies are intricate, divinely intuitive machines that are meant to feel healthy, vibrant and — well, alive. Most of the time our bodies operate as they should, but as we age, choke down medications by the handful, are traumatized, and endure depression, anxiety and addiction, we tend to feel…
Spring is here, and with it comes ticks, fleas, mosquitos and other pests and parasites that are looking to prey on your dog or cat to survive. Treating your pet alone will not rid your home of the parasites as they spend most of their time living in places like…
Saving money can be hard for any parent, but especially so for parents who are raising their children in single-parent households. Single parents face hurdles that parents in dual-parent households may not encounter, and many of those hurdles involve finances. Worrying about savings can have a negative effect on single…
The ginkgo tree is one of the oldest types of trees in the world. Ginkgo seeds have been used in traditional Chinese medicine for thousands of years, and cooked seeds are occasionally eaten. Historically, ginkgo leaf extract has been used to treat a variety of ailments and conditions, including asthma,…
Osteoporosis, which literally means porous bone, is a term most of us are familiar with. We may have had experience with the disease or have a friend or relative who has suffered a fracture due to low bone mass. In fact, osteoporosis may not be diagnosed until the occurrence of…
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, chronic ear infections, headaches, colitis, leg cramping, autism, scoliosis and many conditions are often the result of a difficult birth. But not of the mom. We are referring to the stress of delivery on the baby. Imagine being squeezed through a 10-centimeter opening. Someone grabs your…
As the owner of Aerial Dance in Appleton, I always work out with women. I train with my staff and our students on hoop, hammock, silks and pole. We work on defying gravity, concurring our fears, erasing self-doubt, and all the standard fitness stuff like building strength and increasing flexibility.…
“A thought is harmless until we believe it. It’s not our thoughts, but our attachment to our thoughts, that causes suffering.” —Byron Katie I was given the gift of a Native American wooden flute for my birthday. Much to my surprise, it felt like I was returning to a part…
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