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Want a Well
Behaved Dog?
Seven Tips You Should Know About Your Dog.
1) A dog is a dog. They think in terms of the pack.
Every pack has a leader. To effectively train your dog, you must
understand pack behavior so that you can become the pack
leader. Your dog will then learn to respect and obey you.
2) French poodles do not speak French.
Some people assume their dogs communicate the same way
that humans do and, they try to communicate with dogs the
way they would with another person. A dog’s communication is
limited primarily to barking, growling, and body language. By
understanding how dogs communicate, you will avoid the mistake
of telling your dog one thing while your body language and voice
sound tells it something completely different.
just as aggressive as the larger German Shepherd. The only real
difference is the amount of fear we perceive based on a dog’s
size and its ability to cause harm. As dog owners, one of our
responsibilities is to condition our dog daily to reinforce dominance
(leadership) over the dog. Leadership increases our ability to
control and teach our dogs what is and is not acceptable.
3) Watch the dog’s body language – it will tell you
a lot.
6) Bad behaviors may be natural, but they do not
have to be normal.
Since dogs rely heavily on body language to communicate, a
person’s body language can easily be misinterpreted. If a dog
jumps on you and you respond by pushing it down with both
hands, the dog may think you want to play, in much the same
way it would play with other dogs. When people greet a dog, they
often do not consider whether or not the dog actually wants to
meet the person. Don’t move toward a dog. Always let the dog
come to you.
4) Dogs are not spiteful, and you can teach an old
dog new tricks.
There are a number of reasons why dogs misbehave, but spite is
not one of them. Although many people want to believe that dogs
think like humans, dogs do not. They have only two sections to
their brain and, therefore, have limited ability to reason. Thus, they
cannot disobey out of spite. When a dog disobeys, it is usually for
one of three reasons: 1) it does not understand what you want,
2) it does not consider you its leader, or 3) it is suffering from
some kind of stress or fear. By understanding the true nature
of dogs, you will be better prepared to diagnose problems or
behaviors of your dog. Dogs are continuous learners and have
good memories. The three things that primarily influence a dog’s
behavior are association, instinct, and experience. By conditioning
your dog and effectively showing it what you consider good and
bad behavior, you can help any dog change its behavior.
5) What makes some dogs aggressive?
One of our favorite sayings is, “You can take the dog out of the
wild, but you cannot take the wild out of the dog.” A dog’s natural
instincts are never far below the surface. Sometimes this behavior
manifests itself as aggression because a dog will do only what
its natural instincts tell it to do unless trained otherwise. The
most common cause of aggression is fear of the unknown, that
is, whatever the dog cannot understand or does not recognize
as normal. A dog’s response to fear is instinctual. When a dog
becomes frightened, it will do one
of two things: fight or take flight.
One breed of dog is not necessarily
more aggressive than any other.
The diminutive Chihuahua can be
Most people consider digging, chewing, and jumping as unacceptable
dog behavior. To dogs, however, these are natural actions. Dogs will
do what their instinct tells them unless otherwise trained and with
proper training, a dog will learn what is acceptable behavior.
7) What is the right way to discipline a dog?
Since dogs cannot reason like humans, they are not deliberately
naughty. Their behavior is determined by either instinct or
experience. A dog will do only what comes naturally or what it
has learned through association; therefore, it is not productive for
humans to get angry with a dog. Physical force is both inappropriate
and counterproductive. Since dogs do not have hands, they find
that form of discipline to be provocative and threatening. Dog
owners should use their hands as little as possible when training,
and dogs must always associate your hands with gentleness
and pleasure. They will comprehend your message only if it is
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A Great Place to Call HOME!
Since 1953, the Bowes family has been
providing exceptional, compassionate
care to seniors at the most reasonable
rates in the Fox Valley area. They offer
independent living with services for seniors
who need extra assistance with daily
living, but for whom a nursing home is not
This beautiful turn-of-the-century mansion,
located in the heart of Elgin’s charming
Historical District, features comfortable
public living rooms with magnificent
hand-crafted woodwork. Period furniture
offers a lovely surrounding for
socializing, watching TV and
Although the Bowes Family
Retirement Center is not a nursing
home, they do provide limited personal
services, as well many guest activities:
The setting for the guest rooms
is reminiscent of a Bed-andBreakfast with private rooms
featuring a private half-bath.
Rooms are semi-furnished with
space for guests’ furniture and
personal treasures.
Served in the
beautiful dining
rooms are home
cooked, delicious,
nutritional meals
prepared daily by
on-site chefs.
Personal Services
Resident Watch Program
Medical services provided by home
health care
Therapy provided by home-care
Podiatry services
Short-term stays (respite) can be
Arrangements can be made for local health
care visits and for attendance to area churches
Guest Activity Program
• Shopping trips to local stores
• Restaurant visits
• Live entertainment
• Bingo, cards and other games
• Exercise programs
• Current events seminars
• Monthly socials
• Movies on our large-screen TV
(Activities are always changing at our guests requests)
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uburban W
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©May - June 2007
Letter from the Publisher
Hello ~
Spring is finally here!
Kane County
This issue our front cover is featuring a
beautiful turn-of-the century mansion known
as Bowes Retirement Center. Since 1953,
the Bowes family has been providing
exceptional care to seniors in the Fox Valley area.
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This issue we have a feature called “Men: What are they
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many questions in our minds about the different thought
processes between men and I’m sure you all
do! So, we went out to a few local restaurants and bars,
equipped with a list of ten well-thought-out questions, to get
some real meat and potato answers from men! As you go
through the paper, you will find a full-page story on our
findings. What a hoot!
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Everything Today's Woman Needs to Know...and More!
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©May - June 2007
Fox River Periodontics, P.C. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
Don't Miss Life Because of Missing Teeth
Retirement Center
Page 5
Donna Faye, inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
Spring Cleaning?
Feature Sections
Intermission Therapies, Ltd. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
Senior Decisions
Pages - 5, 21 & 27
Spring Home Improvement
Pages - Back Cover, Center Section &
Pages 40 to 49
French Medical Group. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
Back Pain Institute of Illinois . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Geneva Family Dental . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Getting Our Family Back on Our Feet Again!
Dr. Joy L. Sunderlage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Clear Your Complexion
Vein and Laser Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Are Your Legs Ready for Summer?
Got A Best Friend? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
First Mortgage, Ltd. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
Loans Your Way
Dermatique Laser and Skin . . . . . Inside Back Cover
Your New Image Is A Treatment Away!
A-1 Repair . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
Grand Opening
Fabrications, Inc.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
Psychic Reading Susan Peters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
The County Land Company. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43
Real Estate Sales and Services
Psychic Boutique by Dora . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
Custom Homes by D.R. Weiss . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45
Showplace Interiors & Design. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47
"Fine Living is What You Deserve
HomeVestors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
Intellectual Properties, LLC
Women In Management . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
Grand Pointe Homes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49
Building with Experience
Marble Tech Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Back Cover
Back Pain and Leg Pain Sufferers . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Laser & Med Spa . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
The Latest Technology, Procedures and Equipment
The Art of Dentistry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18-19
Dentistry, Unlike Any You Have Experienced!!!
Homewatch Caregivers. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Caring for Parents
OM Medispa
Helping You Discover Your Ultimate Self
Make a Beautiful Investment in Yourself . . . . . . . 30
Hamilton House Dentistry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
Extress llc . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
What's the "Skinny" at Extress llc
Rolfing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Head Forward Syndrome
Ruffners . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50
Luxury Pet Boarding
Elgin Internal Medicine Associates . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
Pretzel Palace. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Valley West Community Hospital . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
A Little Off Balance?
Ultimate Image . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Healthfirst Chiropractic. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Medical Breakthrough
Rinehart Center for Reproductive Medicine . . . . 14
Did you know that a fertility specialist can
help you with more medical questions than
"how can I get pregnant?"
Kountry Kennels Pet Resort and Spa . . . . . . . . . . 35
A Luxury Pet Resort & Spa
Wild Rose Day Spa . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Now Open in St. Charles
Bowes Retirement Center . . . . . . . . . . . Front Cover
Bowes Retirement Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
A Great Place to Call Home!
Comfort Keepers. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
The Family You Never Knew You Had
Homewatch Caregivers. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Caring for Parents
Amish Built Cabinets . . . . . . . . . . . . Center Section
Ashland Flooring Company. . . . . . . Center Section
Hart Design. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
Accurate Edge Landscape Services
Fun for the Kidz . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Da Vinci Academy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Great Grillin'. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
McGrath Honda of Elgin. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
Sudoku . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
The Buzz on Outdoor Dining . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
The Buzz Outdoor Dining . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
Panera . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
Fox River Pilates Center. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
OM Medispa . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Thinking about Botox?
Geneva Hearing Services . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
How to Shop for Hearing Aids
Point Flow Acupuncture . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
Diane Meyer, DDS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
Two Visits, Two Weeks to Terrific Teeth
Dermatone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Skin and Laser Center
Put an End to Back & Neck Pain . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
Us Too Prostate Cancer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Intimacy and Prostate Cancer
Central Sod Farms, Inc.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
W. Alex Goldie, Broker & ABR. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
Baird & Warner
First Mortgage, Ltd. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
Loans Your Way
Bark Busters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Inside Front Cover
uburban W
oman of Kane County
May - June 2007
Health & Fitness
Clear Your Complexion
Acupuncture for Acne and Facial Rejuvenation
acupuncture treatments for their face! While
facial acupuncture does not produce the
dramatic results seen with cosmetic surgery, it
will help the face look younger, healthier, and
more radiant. Acupuncture can not reshape
noses or chins, but it will help rejuvenate the
face and take years off the face safely and
By: Dr. Joy L. Sunderlage
Dermatological (skin) conditions are often more
of a nuisance than they are life-threatening. They
can, however, affect the self esteem of young and
old alike. Teens are often faced with embarrassing
episodes of acne eruptions, and the older adult
generation is often concerned about their wrinkles.
Both age groups become concerned about their
complexion’s appearance for some big event, be it
prom or graduation, a family wedding or high school
reunion. All the stress surrounding the event seems
to cause more pimples to pop out or exaggerate the
signs of aging, like more wrinkles. But there is an
alternative answer to the over the counter remedies that is void of side effects…
Traditional Chinese Medicine!
Americans are not the only ones searching for
that magical Fountain of Youth. The Chinese
have practiced cosmetic acupuncture for
centuries. Eight hundred years ago, this type of
treatment was preformed on the royal families
in China. In recent years, patients who have
suffered a stroke or an episode of Bell’s Palsy
have been able to improve not only the motor
muscle function of their face, but their facial appearance as well. Facial acupuncture
works by making the Qi energy circulate through the face and the entire body. This
relaxes the facial muscles and stimulates the cells to lay down new collagen fibers
under the skin. Patients will find that cosmetic acupuncture reduces frown and laugh
lines, lessens bags under the eyes, diminishes facial puffiness, tightens the facial
pores, creates better facial muscle tone overall, and brightens the eyes.
Acupuncture for skin care isn’t a new technique. Traditional Chinese Medicine and
Acupuncture therapy have been around for thousands of years, yet its acceptance is
still relatively “new” to our health care thoughts and choice of treatment here in the
United States. Acupuncture treatments are often used in conjunction with over the
counter remedies and traditional western medicine. However, it is the acupuncturist
who will search for the root of the problem and will look to the interior of the body as
well as the exterior condition that is often disturbingly visible to one’s eye.
Acupuncture can address the underlying problems of aging, which is preferable to
only masking the symptoms with harsher invasive procedures including injections
and surgery. In order to have the facial rejuvenation acupuncture techniques take
effect, one must also maintain a healthy balanced diet and increase the internal Qi
energy overall. So, young and old alike need to be watchful of their dietary choices.
In TCM, a meal should be considered more than just an accumulation of calories; it
is an opportunity to supply our organs with a balanced amount of Qi energy. Every
day we are exposed to thousands of chemicals and pollutants in the atmosphere, water
and food. One way that our human bodies try to eliminate these exposures is through
the skin. When toxins in our bodies accumulate faster than they are eliminated, or
when our internal organs and immune systems are weak, the skin will start to show
the disturbance that is occurring deeper in the interior. This may show up as acne in
young teens and wrinkles in the older generation.
Popping Pimples?
Skin disorders, such as acne, are most commonly caused by the accumulation of
environmental toxins resulting from a poor diet and hormonal shifts. Most often
acne starts at puberty and may continue into adulthood. When it is left untreated, it
can cause serious physical and psychological consequences that can persist into the
later adult years. The hormonal activity that is triggered when puberty commences,
stimulates the sebaceous glands, and more oil is produced. Combine this with the
warmer temperatures, excessive sweating during athletic activity, hormonal shifts, and
stress, a natural breeding ground for bacteria will occur. These bacteria will tend to
collect more debris and pus that will eventually block the oil producing glands in the
skin and a pimple will erupt.
Western medicine and Eastern (TCM) medicine are
in agreement that a good diet and healthy lifestyle
are helpful in the prevention of acne. Traditional
Chinese Medicine (TCM) realizes that healthy living
is sometimes not enough to prevent the pimples and
outbreaks. The acupuncturist will dig deep into the
health history and dietary habits while examining the
patient. This information will help determine where
the Qi energy may be blocked and what may be an
underlying causative factor. Treatment will then be
aimed at restructuring the unbalanced Qi energy which may be the underlying factor
triggering this annoying skin disorder.
Here are a few dietary guidelines/suggestions for both age groups:
‰ Avoid sugar
‰ Avoid refined grains (white rice, white flour)
‰ Avoid saturated fats
‰ Eat fresh fruits and vegetables
‰ Eat organic/hormone free whole foods that are rich in protein and fiber
‰ Eat nuts and seeds that are a good source of essential fatty acids
‰ Water, Water, Water – Drink plenty of it!
Acupuncture therapy is usually a process, over the course of several treatments, which
addresses the underlying conditions that may be affecting the state of the organ’s Qi
energy. This is usually coupled with dietary modifications and restrictions in order to
have complete reversal of the internal disharmony and rid the body of the complexion
crossroads. Hope all your complexions glow beautifully this season!
According to acupuncture theory, especially in sweaty situations, heat is produced
either from the external environment or from the interior of the person’s body.
Generally, heat means inflammation results from toxins and/or imbalances in the
internal Qi energy. A red, inflamed pimple is an expression of the heat trying to escape
the body’s internal structure. In acupuncture therapy, the basic treatment regimen is
to clear the unwanted heat from the related energy pathways/meridians and deeper
internal organs. This will in turn assist in removing the underlying internal problem
that persistently presents itself on the exterior skin surface.
“Those who take medicine and neglect their diet waste
the skill of the physician.” – Ancient Chinese Proverb
Dampness may also be combined with the heat. This is what TCM views as a
causative factor for the pus formation in the pimple. In TCM theory, the Spleen
dislikes dampness and is responsible for transforming the food that we eat, making
Qi Energy and Blood. Therefore, if a diet consists of greasy foods, dampness will
accumulate, and pus will be evident in the pimples. The skin, which is our largest
organ of elimination, is controlled by the Lung’s energy. The Lung and Large
Intestine are energy partners, organs working together. So if the intestines are having
difficulty expelling the waste elements, the lung will take over this job, and express
the elimination out through the skin.
North McLean Professional Building
1000 North McLean Blvd.
Elgin, IL 60123
Bothered by your Wrinkles and Lines?
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Spring is here and with summer around the
corner, we look closely at our shortcomings.
Yes, it is time to unveil our bodies in the
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Now ask yourself, “Am I ready?” If the
answer is…“I could lose a few pounds (or
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stressed out…”
Knowing that you are in charge of building
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you have been searching for expert partners
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understand all the factors affecting your body, and who are invested in helping you to achieve balance and
well-being, so you can look and feel your best. At Exstress, LLC, all of us consider you the most important
person to walk through our doors. We listen to your needs and desires and partner with you to achieve
them. Our goal is to educate and celebrate you. Our mission is wellness. We provide a sanctuary from
stress, a healing touch, restoring balance and wellness through massage, esthetics, yoga, and acu-laser
Because you realize that your health is your responsibility, it is our responsibility to know how to help
heal and care for your body. Our massage therapists are highly trained and skilled in many techniques of
therapeutic and medical massage.
We have body treatments that help exfoliate dead skin cells from your body, including dry brushing, body
polishes, and grapefruit or tangerine scrubs. It is wise to exfoliate your body often to remove the dead cells
because they clog the pores, not allowing the body to rid itself of accumulated toxins. We apply wonderful
organic oils to soothe and revitalize your skin. Essential oils may be added to any treatment that can help
relieve stress and discomforts of over-used muscles.
Lypossage is a non-invasive, natural health treatment that helps cleanse the body of toxins and retained
fluids. The therapist uses deep compression and skin rolling massage to help contour and smooth the
skin. Manual lymphatic drainage is used to help the lymphatic system dump the toxins released from the
deep tissues. While there are some contraindications for specific medical conditions, Lypossage can be
safely experienced by most healthy individuals. It is much safer than surgical liposuction, however for
those who opt for a more dramatic surgical result, Lypossage can be very beneficial both before and after
the liposuction procedure. Treatments are done 3 times per week for 6 weeks.
Adding a “Steamy Wonder” treatment to any massage, or after facial, can help you to achieve your
healthy goals. At Exstress, LLC we offer the personal steam bath treatment in combination with massage,
lypossage, scrubs and polishes, and mud treatments , to enhance health, improve appearance, reduce
stress, reduce cellulite, and diminish the effects of aging.. Sweating is therapeutic, but so too are the
other physiological effects of steam therapy. Dramatic effects derive from circulatory changes caused
by intense heat exposure. The heart rate can increase as
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session. Within a few minutes there is an increase in
cardiac output, increased blood flow to the skin produced
by vasodilation, and decreased blood flow to the internal
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to skin and subcutaneous tissue, stimulating cellular
activity and growth. The parts of the skin that normally
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minerals, proteins, and other nature identical ingredients. ONLY YOURx uses only pharmaceutical and
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Our professional facials and peels are designed to treat the many
factors which play a role in the build-up of dead skin cells such as
over-exposure to the sun, dehydration, excess sebum and natural
aging of the skin. This accumulation contributes to many skin
imperfections that can dramatically improve with an exfoliating
treatment or treatment series. The result is an ultra smooth,
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Stress management is an important factor in achieving your
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to shift our lives toward a healthier lifestyle. Exstress, LLC provides you with choices to help unblock
these deep-seated issues that thwart your goals.We all have stress in our lives that block our happiness.
Whether it comes from work, family, health or circumstance, the results are the same: less enjoyment
and more tension. Stress has also been found to be at the root of many physical disorders such as heart
disease, irritable bowel syndrome, fibromyalsia, and chronic pain syndrome.
Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy is a one-on-one session that incorporates assisted and supported yoga
postures and dialogue techniques, which help you discover the underlying beliefs and behaviors that
contribute to the stress that manifests in your day-to-day life. With that knowledge, you are guided to take
action based on your own inner wisdom - creating a healthier relationship to stress. “Nothing hits home
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Acu-Laser treatments may help by stimulating areas of the body and mind, boosting the hormones that
bring balance and calmness. It is a cold low-level laser
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of stress. It can help with weight loss/management and
even help you quit smoking. Our weight loss program and
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These practitioners are trained to listen and assist you to
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It depends upon the goals that you wish to accomplish. When you arrive at Exstress, LLC, you are asked
to fill out client information forms that can assist the practitioner in determining a course of action to achieve
the highest good for you. It takes evaluation and hands-on assessment to decide what actions/treatments
will be necessary to be successful. This is when it becomes apparent that a partnership is being formed.
We want to support you in any way that we can. Our expertise and guidance can begin to show you the
many choices that you have in deciding how you wish to proceed.
Exstress, LLC provides many programs that can reduce cost and time, giving you the option of determining
how and when you can begin to set your sights on a healthy outcome. We have packages that discount
the over-all costs of multiple treatments. We are partners with Axia WholeHealth Network, and American
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health insurance. Together we can build a program designed to fit your needs.
Because there is so much more offered at Exstress, LLC, please visit our website or call for more
information about our services. We promise to do our best so that you can look and feel your best!
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Did you know that a fertility specialist can help you
with more medical questions than “how can I get pregnant?”
Reproductive endocrinology (the area of specialized training obstetrician gynecologists follow to qualify as fertility specialists) involves
advanced training, education, research and diagnostic skills in treating the reproductive systems of women, men and children. Reproductive
endocrinologists (REs) primarily provide diagnosis and treatment to help patients create and maintain a pregnancy; however, their qualifications
allow them to expertly address many other complex health issues regarding reproduction. These areas may include abnormal menstrual cycles
and hormone management, polycystic ovarian disease and preserving fertility for cancer patients. The following paragraphs briefly describe
how an RE can help patients in these areas, when the primary goal is not necessarily “getting pregnant.”
Irregular or absent menstrual cycles can occur at many times in a woman’s life. A wide variety of factors have been found to affect the
hormones that control a menstrual cycle. Sometimes these factors are transient and will resolve on their own. In other instances, a more
thorough evaluation of the abnormal cycles is needed to find and correct the problem. Men may also have hormone changes that present as
enlarged breasts. Both men and women may experience changes in temperament, altered sexual feelings or performance, or an underlying
medical condition that may be an effect of hormone changes. Hormone Management involves identifying the patient’s symptoms and
determining the patient’s levels of reproductive hormone (such as estrogen in women, and testosterone in men). This is often accomplished
by a thorough medical history and exam and blood tests. Once a diagnosis is made, recommendations to treat the underlying condition and/or
adjust hormone levels can improve the patient’s overall lifestyle. Most ongoing hormone management is then handled by the patient’s primary
care physician.
One type of hormone management is the diagnosis and treatment of Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS). PCOS is a problem within the
ovary that causes a woman to make too much male hormone and not enough female hormone. All women make male hormone and, when
the ovary is working properly, this male hormone is converted to the female hormone estradiol in a cyclic pattern which allows for regular
menstruation, and the growth and release of an egg to achieve a pregnancy. If there are high levels of male hormones, menstrual cycles are
irregular or absent and the eggs do not grow or release properly. Among the many causes of PCOS is another hormonal influence, the increased
release of insulin, which causes increased male hormone (and the symptoms noted above), along with weight gain, increased body hair and,
potentially, long-term effects on a woman’s overall health. PCOS and its symptoms, affect all types of women, and can be particularly difficult
for young girls. Diagnosis of PCOS involves a complete medical history, simple hormone blood tests and an ultrasound. Treatment, including
medication to adjust insulin levels, a few dietary changes and exercise, often helps regulate the menstrual cycle and alleviate the other symptoms
of PCOS. Pregnancy in PCOS patients, if desired, is more easily achieved once the underlying hormone imbalances are managed.
More severe hormone changes are often seen in cancer patients; these, too, may be improved by an RE’s intervention. Cancer affects
approximately 1 in 50 women and 1 in 70 men by the time they reach their 39th birthday. Similarly, 1 in 500 children will also be diagnosed
with a form of childhood cancer. Fortunately, early cancer detection and multimodal treatment with surgery, chemotherapy and radiation have
improved survival rates and the quality of life for cancer patients. Being able to look to a future beyond cancer also prompts these patients
and their parents to ask questions about Fertility Preservation, such as, “Will I develop as a normal man or woman? How did my treatment
affect my reproductive health? Will I be able to have a family after my cancer treatment?” These questions arise because cancer treatment may
interfere with hormone levels, the reproductive process and a patient’s overall health. With the combined intervention by the patient’s primary
physician/oncologist and an RE, these questions can be answered. Before cancer treatment begins, using advanced reproductive technologies
and gamete (egg, sperm, embryo or tissue) freezing, an RE can offer all cancer patients – women, men, and children – information and the
chance to preserve their ability to have biologic children of their own. After cancer treatment, hormone management can allow for normal
growth and development, regulate menstrual cycles and improve a cancer survivor’s overall health and quality of life.
If you or someone you love has questions about the medical questions discussed
above, simply call one of our offices to schedule a consultation with an RE.
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Hopkins and Harvard, and has over twenty-five years experience in his area of specialty. Dr. Rinehart
is available to see women, men, parents and children at any of our three offices. Call today to get your
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A Little Off Balance?
We often think of falling, dizziness and clumsiness as an aging issue,
but that is not always the case. An estimated 90 million Americans
(42% of the current population) will experience dizziness at least once
in their lifetime. Some patients develop permanent balance deficits with
subsequent functional limitations.
Treatment Techniques for balance and vestibular problems are a
specific form of physical therapy designed to promote habituation
and compensation for deficits related to a wide variety of balance
disorders. VRT is effective in improving the functional deficits
and subjective symptoms resulting from unilateral and bilateral
peripheral vestibular hypo
Balance disorders are significant risk factors for falls in individuals. function as well as from central
Falls have been estimated to be the leading cause of serious injury balance disorders.
and death in persons older than 65 years. The projected annual direct
costs of fall related injuries will be $32 billion in the United States The goals of VRT are to improve
balance, minimize falls, and
by the year 2020.
decrease or eliminate the subjective
Balance problems can cause decreased strength, and sensation along sensation of dizziness by improving
with reduced vestibular function. Vestibular dysfunctions can be caused vestibular function and promoting
by a variety of reasons including viral infections of the inner ear, mechanisms of central adaptation
inflammation of the vestibular nerve, bacterial infections of the middle and compensation and improving
ear, allergies that cause changes in the inner ear fluids, head trauma, deficits in the musculoskeletal
and exposure to toxins. Other causes of dizziness and lightheadedness system.
are unrelated to the inner ear, like cardiovascular, neurological or
VRT is typically designed as a
psychological disorders.
therapist-directed patient-motivated
Vestibular rehabilitation therapy (VRT) has been a highly effective home-based exercise protocol.
modality for most individuals with disorders of the vestibular or Individuals visit the therapist on a
central balance system. Specifically designed exercises for balance and limited basis. The patient engages in custom-designed exercises at home
dizziness issues have proven to be more effective than generic exercises several times a day without therapist supervision. VRT exercises are
graduated, beginning at the minimal skill level that the patient is capable
in resolving symptoms.
of performing; complexity is increased as compensation and habituation
Several studies have been published detailing results from vestibular occur. Patients have regular follow-up visits with the therapist until
rehabilitation programs. Horak and Shemway reported a prospective compensation and habituation are complete and optimal balance is
study of twenty-five subjects with a peripheral vestibular disorder attained.
and symptoms greater than six months duration. These patients were
divided into three treatment groups. The first group underwent a An effective VRT program uses a team of healthcare providers to
tailored program of twice weekly outpatient exercises. The second assess and treat patients with balance disorders. This team includes
group was given a regiment of general exercises. Finally, a third group your physician and possibly a neurologist or otolaryngologist (ear nose
was given medications such as Antivert and Valium only. The results are and throat specialist), a physical therapist trained in balance testing,
encouraging in that the patients who were on medication alone showed vestibular therapy, and an occupational therapist. If you or someone you
no objective improvement, but in the patients who had a tailored know is affected by balance or dizziness speak with your healthcare
vestibular exercise regiment, there was a statistically significant increase provider. Ask about a referral to Physical Therapy.
indicating improvement in compensation. A subjective dizziness
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Head Forward Syndrome
What this pain pattern looks and feels like &
How Rolfing® /Structural Integration can help.
By George Beahan
Certified Advanced Rolfer
Licensed Massage Therapist
Recently, I was considering some of the more common Structural/Postural
conditions that I see in my office daily. There are many of these conditions that
cause chronic pain patterns, but one of the most common, is sometimes referred to
as the Head Forward Syndrome.
Today many people work at a desk and are forced to look down at their keyboards
or paperwork. In addition, common ordinary chores such as cutting up food or
working at a counter or bench tends to draw the head forward and down. Having
our work always below eye-level puts a great strain on the cervical extensors
(muscles in the back of the neck). As a matter of fact, it has been estimated that for
every inch the head moves forward, the workload of these muscles is doubled ! No
wonder many of my new clients that have their heads and necks in a chronically
held forward position, experience pain that has seldom let up.
As with any structural condition or syndrome, the key to change lies in the
pelvis. Typically, in the Forward Head Syndrome, the pelvis has a posterior
tilt, or in other words the top of the pelvis is tucked towards the back of the
body. The position of the pelvis forces the lower back to be flat. This balancing
act continues by frequently rounding the
upper back. In medical terms this is called
a kyphosis. In layman's terns this can often
be referred to as a "hunch-back". Of course
the severity can vary, but the condition can
be very unsightly at it's most severe, not to
mention the constant pain the person is in,
even in a moderate case.
Symptoms that are commonly associated with forward head syndrome
1) Neck and shoulder pain
2) Limitations in Range of Motion in the neck or shoulders
3) Pain in the upper back, often between the shoulder blades
4) Referred pain and or numbness and tingling to the hands and arms
Before 1 Hr After 5th Hr
The Head Forward Syndrome, is accompanied
by many compensatory adaptations. In other
words, as the head comes forward, the shoulders
often roll forward and the ribcage depresses or
caves in. The shoulder girdle in people with this
syndrome, often have the appearance of "coming
up and over" the front of the body. What this
means is that Forward Head Syndrome must not
be thought of as a problem within the head or
neck only.
Rolfing® \Structural Integration looks at pain
patterns such as the Head Forward Syndrome
as a total body pattern. In my experience,
you cannot change a pattern such as this,
without changing the whole body pattern. Other
modalities that seek to remove pain from an
area such as the neck, by only manipulating,
Before 1 Hr After 5th Hr treating, or otherwise addressing the neck, may
be effective for a short period. But in the long run, if the whole body pain pattern
is not addressed , the person's pain will return. This becomes a band-aid treatment
of sorts, and the person experiencing the pain becomes frustrated and discouraged
by the seemingly never ending roller-coaster ride of pain.
The other common, unsightly condition that
goes along with this Head Forward Syndrome
is commonly referred to as a Dowager's
Hump. This structural condition used to be
much more common in woman then men. In
recent years men have become much more
sedentary, with more of them taking office
jobs, which can start the ball rolling so to
speak, by weakening the hip flexors and
thereby changing the position of the pelvis.
With a Dowagers Hump the entire ribcage is tilted forward by some of the
muscles and fascia on the front of the body. The rectus abdominus or abdominal
area is helping to achieve this strong pull. As the ribs shift, there is a distinct
area of strain at the top of the back at C7, or where the neck and the back
come together. This vertebra is distinct even on a person without a Dowagers
Hump. This constant strain causes the fascia or collagen fibers to build-up and
form a hump or pad at this spot. This is the body's protection and adaptation
mechanism's at work, since the pad or hump acts as a sort of splint, to protect
the neck from additional movement and strain.
Conditions such as this, since they
are structural, can only be helped by
structural means. The area of pull first
has to be released by manipulation and
only then can the area of tissue buildup
be changed through myofascial release.
People are often pleasantly surprised
to know that things like Dowager's
Hump can be changed.
In our example of the Head Forward Syndrome, the entire front of the body
including the front of the neck, front of the shoulders and into the chest is all
locked, so to speak, in a shortened and strained position. This shortness pulls all the
way into the neck. Rolfing® /Structural Integration seeks to lengthen the planes or
levels of fascia in the front of the body. Since the fascia of the body is considered
a continuous webbing, the lines of pull can be generated as far from the neck as
the legs or even the feet.
When you look at After pictures of
people that have been Rolfed, you'll
notice that they appear longer, lighter
and leaner. Many of my clients are
taller and stomachs become flatter
depending on the degree of curvature
to begin with. This happens as a result
of the pelvis becoming more horizontal
and the body being more vertically
lengthened and aligned.
The back of the body must also be addressed in order to balance the structure
and to disrupt the long held dysfunctional structural pattern. In Head Forward
Syndrome, the upper rear of the shoulders and neck are also locked so to speak,
but in a lengthened and bunched position. To obtain balance, Rolfing® seeks to
persuade these longer areas into a different position. In conjunction with the work
in the front of the body this would tend to release the never ending tug-of -war
between the front and back of the body. A war that has the neck as it's unsuspecting
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and what
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Chiropractic Office
1669 Montgomery Road
Countyrside Care Center
2330 W. Galena
3025 E. New York
Jennings Terrace
275 S. LaSalle Ave.
808 N. Route 59
Panera Bread
132 N. Orchard
Rush-Copley Healthplex
1900 Ogden Ave.
Thomas BBQ
1649 Montgomery
Amstadts Super
Wilson & VanBuren
Learning Ladders
1100 W. Wison St.
Panera Bread
154 W. Wilson St.
ReUseIt Center
1530 Hubbard Ave.
Wituk Martial Arts
115 State St.
3002 Dundee Rd.
Daddono’s Deli
2277 Randall Rd.
2411 Randall Rd.
Jewel Osco
350 Lake Marion Rd.
Woodmans Market
2100 Randall Rd.
Krystal Clear
17742 Somonauk Road
8 S. River Street
Blockbuster Inc.
River Vallet Square
545 Dundee Rd.
535 E. Dundee
Dundee Public Library
555 Barrington Ave.
Jewel Osco
1250 W. Dundee Rd.
957 W. Summit
811 E. Chicago
Bank One Card Services
2500 Westfield Dr.
Big Apple Bagels
1345 Wing Street
Burger King
299 S. Randall Rd.
Card N Camera
561 N. McLean Blvd
Carmina’s Restaurant
1055 N. Randall Rd.
Center of Elgin
100 Symphone Way
943 N. McLean Blvd.
Dame Ambitions
184 LaFox
Defining Fitness
940 E. Chicago St
Dr. Joy Sunderlage
1000 N. McLeam Blvd.
Elgin Mental Center Office
State Street
Elliotts Off Broadway
2250 Point Blvd. #116
Emperor Palace
267 S. Randall Rd.
International House of Pancakes
101 S. Randal Rd.
Jewel Osco
1038 E. Summit
Jewel Osco
1660 Larkin Ave.
Kane County Health Dept.
76 S. Grove Ave
2395 Bowes
Ladies Workout Express
782 N. McLean Blvd
255 S. Randall Rd.
Randall Rd. & College Green
Panera Bread
2484 Randall Rd.
Papa’s John
508 Waverly Dr.
Randall Shell
2455 South St.
Rominski Chiropractic
1530 N Randall Rd. Ste. 114
275 Randall Rd.
Taylor Street Pizza
853 S. Randall Rd.
The Learning Tree
2325 Royal Blvd
Today's Uniforms
12 Tyler Creek Plaza
Berry House Shops
227 S. 3rd Street
Best Buy
1876 S. Randall Road
CVS Pharmacy
765 E. State St.
2000 S. Randall Rd
Down to Eart Pottery
217 1/2 S. 3rd St.
Egg Harbor Cafe
477 S. Third St.
Fox Valley Ice Arena
1996 South Kirk Rd.
Panera Bread
1492 S. Randall Rd.
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1492 S. Randall Rd
Roly Poly Sandwiches
1306 Commons Dr.
895 S. State
Hampshire Fitness
102 Park Lane
Kountry Kennels
12N911 Route 20
Boca Burritos
929 Oak St.
329 S. Lincolnway
Woodman's Market
151 Hansen Blvd.
2743 Ogden
Burger King
1385 Douglas Road
3010 W. Route 34
2700 Route 34
Panera Bread
2790 US Hwy. 34
Panera Bread
Route 30
1230 W. Spring St.
Anderson Animal Shelter
1000 Route 31
Conway Tobacco
Spring St.
622 Randall Rd.
Jewel Osco
375 Randall Rd.
La Fox Oil & Lube
661 N. LaFox St.
Manor Restaurant
464 Redington Drive
453 Redington Dr
Natural Alternatives
1305 N. LaFox Street
Panera Bread
322 Randall Rd.
1578 E.Main St.
1429 W. Main St.
Deluxe Nails
365 E. Main Street
2063 State Route 38
Fantastic Wings
1554 E. Main St.
Hobbytown USA
3627 E. Main St.
125 Smith Road
Lighthouse Liquors
1554 E. Main St.
Lin’s Garden
2400 E. Main St.
Lucky Dog
105 W. Main St.
855 Randall Rd.
Mr. Samurai
546 S. Randall Rd.
The Manor Restaurant
1 W. Main St.
Panera Bread
2871 E. Main St.
Quizzno's Subs
2422 W. Main St.
550 Kirk Road
615 S. Randall Rd.
2053 Rt. 38
Slender Lady
40W089 Route 64
1400 Foundry St.
St. Charles Gymnastics Club
720 N. 17th St. - Unit 17
70W222 LaFox Rd
Sun Tan Salon
3623 E. Main St.
Sweet Tomatoes
2801 East Main St.
Taqueria Burrito Shack
3677 E. Main St.
The Filling Station
300 W. Main St.
Tony & Friends Art Studio
2020 Dean St. Unit M-2
White Hen
2400 E. Main St.
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China Palace
840 W. Main St.
Pro Dental Care
1140 Spring Hill Mall
The Blue Goose
First & Illinois Streets
Burger King
2076 Route 38
Corfu Restaurant
2520 East Main St
GNC Yorkville
Route 34
Lighthouse Academy
708 E. Veterans Parkway
Panera Bread
47 & Ogden
©May - June 2007
Senior Decisions
Caring for Parents
How Do I Know If They Need Help?
Sometimes, the fact that your parents need your help is painfully obvious. Your dad has
a stroke; Mom falls and breaks her hip. You go to visit and find that the house is a mess
and there’s no food in the refrigerator.
Often, however, the need for help isn’t as apparent. It’s important to understand that
many older people – perhaps including your parents – are fiercely independent. Most
of our parents are of a generation that values self-sufficiency. They may deny that they
need help, even when the need is clear to everyone else.
If you don’t live close to your parents, you might be unaware that they could use some
help. If you live in Chicago and they have retired to Arizona, for instance, chances are
that you don’t see them too often. Their situation may change significantly between
your visits, and you might not ever know that they need help with household chores,
managing finances, or whatever, until the situation has become very serious.
Sometimes, one parent will express concern about the other, alerting family members
that there is a problem. Maybe Mom confides that’s she is terribly worried about Dad
because he’s increasingly confused and disoriented. Or Dad fears that Mom’s diabetes
is getting worse, but she refuses to see the doctor about it.
If that happens, be sure to take the concerns seriously, and start thinking about how
you might help. Your dad is likely to have remained quiet about his concerns for a
long time for fear of being "disloyal” to your mom. By the time he finally talks to
you about the problem, chances are it’s quite serious. If you have brothers and sisters,
remember to tell them about your concerns and get their input on how you might help
your parents.
The best situation is if you are able to sit down and talk frankly with your folks about
their living situation. If you notice the are having trouble paying the bills, for instance,
it could benefit everyone to discuss the problem and figure out how to solve it.
Unfortunately, real life often isn’t like that. Your dad might feel ashamed to tell you that
he can’t figure out the bills anymore, much less deal with his income taxes. It may be
next to impossible for your mother to discuss with you the problems she’s having with
incontinence, much less ask you to buy her depends.
It’s extremely difficult and painful, both for you and your parents, when the parentchild relationship begins to shift and change. Of course, your parents haven’t been
taking care of you in your adulthood, but they maintain their parental status. If you need
to step in and start taking care of them, the parent-child relationship becomes distorted.
Watching that relationship change is hard.
As difficult as it may be to alter your relationship with your parent or parents, there are
situations in which you will have no choice. If you can relate to any of the following
situations, it may be time to get some outside help.
Your relative’s friends may be the first to notice when something is wrong. They may
be hesitant to let you know because they don’t want to appear meddlesome, they don’t
want to “go around” your relative, or, most often, because they simply don’t know who
or where to call. It is a good idea to give them your phone number and ask that they
call you if they have concerns.
If seems like the number of little plastic bottles of pills in the medicine cabinet increases
with every year that we age. By the time they are in their seventies or eighties, people
may be taking a full handful of pills, three or more times a day. It can be difficult to
remember which pill to take when.
At some point, the normal maintenance of the house may just become more than an
older person can handle. The lawn never gets mowed and paint is peeling. These are
indications that some housekeeping services are needed. Other signs may indicate
that physical or mental impairments have deteriorated such that your relative cannot
continue to live independently without assistance. If they leave stove burners on or
cannot safely make it from one room to another, or consistently leave dirty dishes piled
in the sink, it is time to get some help.
Because bones fracture easier and heal more slowly with age, falling is always
dangerous for your aging relative. Likewise, if your relative can no longer physically
get around the house, or becomes reclusive or isolated, or if they cannot see well or
cannot hear the doorbell or telephone, it is a potentially dangerous situation and it is
necessary that you step in.
Our Broad range of services include long or short term
assistance with:
• Companion Care
• Homemaker Duties
• Personal Care
• Memory Impairment Program
• Meals
• Medication Reminders
• Transportation, and
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Occasional uncombed hair or going to the grocery store without make-up isn’t
something to worry about. A persistent pattern of neglected teeth, dirty clothing, not
bathing – these are some of the signals that your relative may need some help.
This may take the form of garbled answers to questions or an inability to concentrate
or not understanding a normal conversation. It may also take the form of memory
loss. Some memory loss is normal – all of us forget where we put our car keys, for
example. That kind of occasional lapse isn’t cause for concern, and forgetfulness tends
to increase with age. On the other hand, forgetting what a car key is for, or failure to
remember significant people or getting lost in familiar surroundings may be early signs
of Alzheimer’s disease or dementia.
Stress, sadness and grief are often part of seniors’ lives, just as they are a part of the
lives of younger people. They become a cause of concern if they linger and persist for
more than several weeks.
If your relative is not getting enough to eat or drink, their health is in jeopardy and
it may be a sign of depression, or that they are no longer able to prepare meals for
themselves. The obvious sign is if your loved one is losing weight.
If you notice that the bills are stacking up, or that the bank account is being depleted
when there should be enough money, it is time to step in and help your parents manage
their finances.
uburban W
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©May - June 2007
Men: What Are They Thinking???
Through our conversations, it seems that a good personality,
sincerity, and a sense of humor are very attractive on us women.
Most of the men also said that gorgeous eyes are irresistible.
Brian, 25, said it’s appealing when a woman gives him no
problems when he wants to hang out with his friends for a night
instead of her. But there are some things that really annoy these
guys, too. Tom, 62, thinks a know-it-all is very unattractive.
Nick, 28, finds leopard print purses really obnoxious! Ken,
25, gets irritated when women talk about their “guy friends.”
According to Ken, a “guy friend” is “really just a guy waiting
for his chance with you, so STOP talking about him!”
Has a man in your life ever done or said something that has just
left you standing there, jaw dropped, wondering, “WHAT is he
thinking?!?!” At the Suburban Woman, we have asked ourselves
the same question about our boyfriends, husbands, and dates.
So, as an attempt to crack the “man code,” we hit some local
hang outs and went right to the source. We talked to 100 men
between the ages of 24 and 65 to get you some answers. Here
is what they had to say:
We also offered these men a rarely-presented chance to give
women everywhere one piece of advice. Needless to say, they
jumped on the opportunity! Here are a few thoughts:
John, 50: Get out of dysfunctional relationships.
Derek, 26: Men need a little bit of help in relationships
sometimes. They don’t always know what you want. So instead
of thinking we are mind readers, just tell us what you need.
Mike, 33: Stop being so critical of yourself.
Nick, 28: Sell your cats.
Brian, 48: Don’t discount bald men.
Tom, 46: Dating is like buying a car. Once you know what you
want, it’s easier to find.
Paul, 58: Never say, “I hate you.”
Chris, 36: We do need our space. Don’t take it personally.
And don’t over analyze it. You need yours, too!
Terry, 60: Be you. Really.
When asked where they go to meet women, it was almost
unanimous among men of all ages that they go to bars to
mingle, but we did hear of a few unexpected places. Claudias
(interestingly enough, the fictitious name this guy picked is of Latin
origin meaning lame!), age 42, likes to meet women at grocery
stores. Kind of goes along with your name, huh Claudias?! Kris,
age 28, meets women at the gym. Joe, 26, heads on over to Take it or leave it, ladies! Hope you learned a little, and
church to pick up women. Maybe they are praying to meet a laughed a lot! We sure did!
guy like you, Kris! We also heard tanning
salons, weddings, the internet, and funerals
are hot spots. Funerals?!
We also wanted to find out about the
things that would end a woman’s chance
of seeing these guys again. For a lot of
men, a woman who smokes, swears a lot,
or has too many tatoos seems to be a real
deal breaker. Marty, 38, would never
date a woman who has cheated. Jim, 45,
hates when a woman has to call her mom
for advice about everything. And a couple
of these guys just want women to slooooow
down. Mike, 37 and Kevin 37, do not want
to talk about marriage, kids or “the future”
too soon. Unfortunately, we were unable
to get a definition of “too soon,” which still
The Suburban Woman sales team recently spent an evening surveying men! This is a picture
remains a mystery.
of us right before we hit the floor running ~ we really had fun and appreciate all of our
willing surveyors!
uburban W
oman of Kane County
©May - June 2007
Health & Fitness
uburban W
oman of Kane County
©May - June 2007
uburban W
oman of Kane County
©May - June 2007
Health & Fitness
uburban W
oman of Kane County
©May - June 2007
Health & Fitness
uburban W
oman of Kane County
©May - June 2007
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