Southeast WI Archive
September 2012

September 2012

Fall has always been my favorite time of year. Though it doesn’t technically start until the 22nd, the kids being back in school triggers it for me. Not being a hot weather lover, I relish in the cooling temperatures and continue to be amazed by the colorful landscape that begins to emerge.

One family tradition of ours has always been going apple picking in September. In fact, one of my favorite photos is that of my three children walking hand-in-hand between two rows of apple trees after a successful picking session ten years ago. Unfortunately, this year’s harvest will not be so plentiful, as most crops in our area have taken quite a hit this year due to the unusual spring weather and the summer drought. Please make an effort to support your local farmers this fall. Visit markets, pick-your-own farms and fundraising events you hear about. Do a bit of investigating to find all of the opportunities in your area!

I’m happy to share this month’s issue with you. Caitlin Brotz writes about all of the incredible benefits of avocado oil, a popular natural skin care product. Dr. Jodie shares some insight into why your pet may be lame and offers some natural treatment options. Alexandria Binkowski gives us a good overview of homeopathy, the holistic person’s medicine. These are just a few examples of what’s ahead for you this month, so please read on!

I wish all of you a wonderful month and much success in your healthy living efforts.

In health and happiness,

Jackie

You often hear, “You’re only as young as you feel.” In Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), it is probably more accurate to say, “You’re only as young as your parents make you feel.” In Eastern philosophy, longevity is finite and predetermined by the parents at conception. The health levels of the…
Mold can grow in many areas of a home. Though not always dangerous, mold can, in certain instances, cause serious illness. Experts estimate that there are tens of thousands of different types of mold in the world. A type of fungi, molds are single-celled or multicellular organisms without chlorophyll that…
Clients, and just about everyone I meet, who learn that I am a nutritionist ask me one question all the time: How can I boost my metabolism? Metabolism is simply the total of all body processes that burn calories — your basal metabolic rate plus your activity factor. When it…
Every year I farm, it never ceases to amaze me how vulnerable we are to the natural forces that be. I remember years ago several of my outdoor crops drowned in shocking floods that swept through Southeastern Wisconsin. It was devastating for me to have labored endless hours on the…
Cats are living longer than in the past and regular veterinary visits help contribute to your cat’s long and healthy life. Cats age faster than people do, so health problems can develop more rapidly, especially in older animals. Dramatic changes in health can occur in as little as three to…
In an already toxic world, the last thing anybody needs is to have their own mouth be the source of more toxins. Yet this is often the case — mercury from amalgam fillings, toxins from root canals and bacteria from oral infection can all place a tremendous stress on your…
Most families across the globe have been affected by cancer. Affecting millions of lives each year, cancer does not discriminate. A host of factors can determine if a person gets cancer. One of the factors that can influence if a person gets cancer is his or her exposure to carcinogens.…
Okay, it’s true at Olivü 426, we LOVE our natural oils from olive, rice bran and macadamia to essential oils like tea tree, peppermint and even catnip, but avocado holds a special place in our hearts. Found almost exclusively in natural skin care products, it’s not as widely used as…
Homeopathy is a highly systematic branch of medicine based on the Principle of Similarities: like is cured by like. It powerfully stimulates the body’s vital force (life energy) and is based on a few simple but profoundly insightful principles of Nature to treat illnesses. It has been known to be…
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