Organic Companies We Love - Support Organic Farmers!
ORGANICVILLE®: These folks had created exceptional organic products since 2004, including organic salad dressings, ketchup, and barbecue sauce-- with over a million and a half bottles of dressings sold! Their tasty products are USDA certified organic, gluten free, dairy free, vegan, and contain no added sugar. Buy them at Whole Foods, Pick 'n' Save, Sendik's, Outpost, Amazon.com, and plenty of locations throughout the US, Mexico, Japan, South Korea, Hong Kong, Philippines, Indonesia, and Australia. Yum! AMY'S KITCHEN: One of our favorite companies for organic foods that are good for us and good for the planet! Some of our favorites are their soups (now also low sodium), tomato sauces, frozen burritos, veggie burgers, and low sodium lasagnas. Try them out! ORGANIC VALLEY: Our favorite source for organic cheeses and milk. We've tried many other cheeses from other organic companies (many times!), but nothing has compared to the fresh taste and quality of Organic Valley cheeses. So we've stopped trying other brands. We're Organic Valley fans for life! FRONTIER NATURAL FOODS COOP: A leading supplier of organic herbs and spices (including aromatherapy products), specializing in high quality natural and organic products. Through dedication to integrity, honesty, environmental responsibility, innovation, and commitment to the highest standards in company performance, Frontier has become an industry leader in natural and organic packaged goods and sustainable farming/production practices. Order direct via their website for easy access to high-quality, competitively priced choices that are both environmentally friendly and socially responsible. SEEDS OF CHANGE: We use their salad dressings, and we love them! There are few companies (even the "organic" ones) that do not use Canola Oil (better known as rapeseed oil-- and all the hype about it being "good" for you-- read more or google "canola oil hazardous [or hazard]" and don't use MSG (also hidden in "natural" foods under permitted names such as soy protein isolate, natural flavorings, etc. (see hidden names and sources of MSG >>). Thanks you, Seeds of Change, for maintaining healthy standards for your salad dressings!
Complementary Therapies, Healers, and Information Guides:
REFLECTIONS IN HEALTH: Holistic therapies offered for a wide range of conditions, including aromatherapy, craniosacral therapy, myofascial release, energy balancing, somato-emotional release, raindrop therapies, Quantum Biofeedback, lymphatic massage, o Kami no Odori, among others. Labyrinth also on site! ENHANCING BALANCE: Enhancing Balance is a multi-service wellness organization, dedicated to educating and training individuals to take responsibility for their own health in new ways, with a focus upon T'ai Chi Ch'uan, Qi Gong, Acupuncture and Chinese herbal nutrition. Pat & Michael Culotti offer wonderful group and private classes as well as ongoing workshops and retreats. Check out their website at www.EnhancingBalance.com. THERAPIES EAST ASSOCIATES: Therapies East Associates and Integrative Massage and Body Therapy offer a full range of holistic treatment modalities designed to enhance emotional, psychological, spiritual, and physical well-being. Nestled in a home-like Victorian in the historic Yankee Hill district of downtown Milwaukee, this group serves a diverse population including children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families of all orientations. ORLANU THERAPIES: A unique physical, occupational and massage therapy practice specializing in working with infants, children and adults having chronic physical challenges. Myofascial Release, Craniosacral Therapy, Breathwork, and Therapeutic Exercise are provided by Michele Rozansky, PT, and Holly Haebig, OTR, inviting patients to fully participate in their rehabilitation. Therapy sessions are private, one on one, customized, and respectful of the individual’s needs and goals. Located in Mequon, WI. NATURAL AWAKENINGS [Milwaukee Edition]: Milwaukee's publication for information on natural healing, wellness, beauty, resources, among other topics. Pick up this magazine at the GreenSquare Center for the Healing Arts, your local library or Outpost Natural Foods. JOYCE HAWKS, PH.D.: Amazing energy worker-- one of the few we've known who have truly mastered some of the distance healing and hands-on practices. A biophysicist and Fellow in the American Association for the Advancement of Science, Dr. Hawks has published 36 peer-reviewed scientific papers. She offers trainings, workshops and classes around the world, and author of the best-selling book, Cell-Level Healing, with five foreign editions.
Resort & Wellness Spas
RANCHO LA PUERTA: The modern-day fitness and exquisite spa vacation experience began in 1940 when Edmond and Deborah Szekely founded the world’s first destination spa, Rancho La Puerta. Soon the Ranch became the paradigm of all vacations that encompass health and wellness for mind, body and spirit. An amazing array of fitness activities, luxury spa amenities, superb accommodations, and entertainment awaits you. Our 3,000-acre property offers world-class landscaped gardens, an organic farm, and mountainsides or meadows of great hiking and walking experiences.
Milwaukee Area Organic & Local Foods
OUTPOST NATURAL FOODS: Milwaukee and Wauwatosa, Wisconsin. Grocery store specializing in organic foods. Includes articles and links. BEANS & BARLEY: A full-service cafe & market serving breakfast, lunch and dinner seven days a week, with a great menu of good, healthy homemade food - including lots of vegetarian and vegan items. TRADER JOE'S: lots of Trader Joe's information, store locations, recipes, new store items, store history. It's one of our favorite places to shop for organic foods, and save loads of money. :) WHOLEFOODS: allegedly the world's largest retailer of natural and organic foods, with stores throughout North America and the United Kingdom. We just hope they don't drive out the smaller guys!
NATIONAL CERTIFICATION COMMISSION FOR ACUPUNCTURE AND ORIENTAL MEDICINE (NCCAOM): The mission of the NCCAOM is to establish, assess, and promote recognized standards of competence and safety in acupuncture and Oriental medicine for the protection and benefit of the public. MIDWEST COLLEGE OF ORIENTAL MEDICINE: Ragani graduated from the Midwest College, which now offers Master of Science in Oriental Medicine. Includes information on programs, school calendar, and contacts at its Racine, Wisconsin and Chicago. As one of the first acupuncture colleges in the country, Midwest College participated in the founding of the Council of Colleges of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, and they participated in establishing the first standards for education in this country. In 1987 Midwest College was the second school accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Continuing Education and Training. PACIFIC COLLEGE OF ORIENTAL MEDICINE: Acupuncture & Massage school offering accredited Associates, Bachelors, Masters and Doctoral programs in Acupuncture and Traditional Oriental medicine.
KIRTAN WITH RAGANI: Experience the music of Ragani. Visit the website for soundclips, videoclips, CD's, and plenty of other goodies. TAXI: The world's leading Independent Artist & Repertoire Company. TAXI invented independent A&R more than a decade ago, and their A&R team is made up of more than 200 heavyweight music industry veterans.