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ur feature article Rethinking Cancer (page 16) is especially relevant after we all saw the news about Angelina Jolie’s radical choice. We ALL have cancer cells in our bodies. If healthy and nourished, our immune system continually destroys the cells that lead to disease. Our bodies are programmed for homeostasis and health. Staff writer Linda Sechrist does an excellent job describing some resources and progressive ideas for dealing with cancer. Personally, the first place we’d start is with the non-profit Gerson foundation and their clinic in Mexico, or with Dr. Stanislaw Burzinski’s work with antineoplastons. Farrah Fawcett (from the documentary Farrah’s Story) had access to radical treatments around the globe for her anal cancer, yet immediately after a painfully invasive liver procedure, she ignored doctors’ advice, hopped on the first flight home-washing down Xanax or sleeping pills with alcohol -all very toxic to the liver. Our takeaway was that good health is not something that someone else can give us…we have to do our part! Cancer prevalence has grown exponentially as our food supply and environment have grown increasingly complex and chemicalized over the last 100 yrs. We know that certain genes can indicate a greater risk for certain cancers (BRC-1 and breast cancer) and many sadly develop cancers at heartbreakingly young ages. But, we have the ability to downregulate those genes through our lifestyle choices. There is no one-size-fits-all-answer to any cancer diagnosis, and the choices are intensely personal. Be open to allopathic, complementary or combinations of both. Get multiple opinions. It seems that those that step back, examine their lives, change their diets and attitudes, reach out to loved ones for support and let go of past hurts and resentments are the ones that have the best chance of survival. The being that developed cancer in the first place becomes someone new who takes charge of their health, loves more openly and develops deeper gratitude and appreciation for the gift of life. Remember the star trek movie Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home (1986) where Kirk, McCoy and the original crew travel back in time to 80’s San Francisco? One scene has Kirk and Bones in the hospital where they share an elevator with a pair of oncologists discussing surgery, radiation and chemotherapy. McCoy fumes and calls them barbarians! We look forward to the day when we look back on current accepted treatments and say the same thing!

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newsbriefs Everyday Oracles Book Signing


nn Bolinger-McQuade, author of Everyday Oracles: Decoding the Divine Messages That Are All Around Us will be in Boulder August 13 at the Boulder Bookstore, 1107 Pearl St., and Denver August 14 at the Tattered Cover, 1628 16th St., for discussion and book signing. “I’ve discovered the universe is constantly responding to our needs by sending us timely messages of guidance and support through every form imaginable. I call these tailor-made messages personal oracles,” explains Bolinger-McQuade. In her new book, Bolinger-McQuade connects the dots between everyday personal oracles, the oracles of ancient history, the wisdom of indigenous cultures and the science of 21st century quantum physics. Real life stories illustrate how personal oracles, those mysterious messages that illuminate the universe’s interconnections that run through everything in the universe, help us heal from illness, avoid danger, assuage our grief and reconnect us with loved ones who’ve passed. “After years of studying the dynamics of personal oracles, and sharing this information I know how life changing it is when we incorporate their guidance into our everyday life,” she says. For more information, visit See ad page 7.

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eed counseling but can’t get away? Claudia Reiche, MA, NCC, is now offering remote counseling via e-mail and Skype. By removing the distance and time barriers, she hopes to make it easier for potential clients to get the help they need. She still provides in-person sessions in Longmont and Boulder. Says Reiche, “My clients have flexible access to me based on their personal time constraints. Issues such as intense anxiety, debilitating depression, introverted personality, impaired hearing, near-death experiences, life transitions and stress lend themselves to remote work very well. We work with individual preferences, budget and life situation in order to create a plan that works.” Claudia Reiche, 303-332-2900 or See listing page 27. .

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he Colorado School of Clinical Herbalism in Boulder is now taking applications for the new evening track of the Fundamentals of Medical Herbalism Program. In this 330-hr, certificate-granting course students learn field botany, plant identification, herbal pharmacy, physiology, Materia Medica, flower essences and Vitalist nutrition. The evening track runs January 6 - October 8 (with Spring and Summer breaks) and meets Monday and Wednesday evenings and one Saturday per month. Lisa Ganora, Director 720-4068609 or See ad page 25.


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econnective Healing founder, Dr. Eric Pearl DC, visits Denver September 13-15 at the Embassy Suites Denver Downtown Convention Center to lead Friday night’s Essence of Healing introductory workshop. A January 2013 appearance on the Dr. Oz show has thrust his revolutionary form of alternative healing into the public consciousness. “Reconnective Healing is a simple, easy-to-learn, healing approach,” says Pearl, “which transcends ‘energy healing’ and its complexity. It uses vibrational frequencies that are accessible to everyone. Without physically touching people, it frequently has instantaneous and life-lasting results for individuals with range of motion limitations, cancers, depression, AIDSrelated diseases, epilepsy, cerebral palsy, chronic fatigue syndrome, rheumatoid and osteo arthritis, chronic pain and muscle aches.” For full workshop information during September see Looking Ahead calendar or See ad page 32.

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ile Hi Church hosts Shift into Awakening August 24, a A large-group meditation event where participants receive the Deeksha blessing, a transmission of Divine Energy that raises consciousness, heals relationships and quiets the mind according to Oneness facilitator Julia Desmond. Says Desmond, “Oneness is a state of consciousness which transcends all religious, cultural and national barriers while unifying humanity in the realization of one divinity, one love, and one consciousness with All That Is.” The event is inclusive, non-denominational and all beliefs are welcome. 9am – 12:30pm. $10. Mile Hi Church, 9077 W Alameda Ave Lakewood. AwakenNorthAmericaDenver.eventbrite. com See ad page 24.

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enver ranked fifth in the American College of Sport Medicine’s (ACSM) American Fitness Index™ (AFI), which measures the health and community fitness status of the 50 largest metropolitan areas in the United States. The sixth annual report evaluates the preventive health behaviors, levels of chronic disease conditions, health care access and community resources and policies that encourage healthy and fit lifestyles. The area of Denver-Aurora-Broomfield scored 68.1 (out of 100 possible points) in the 2013 report, up four spots from last year. In 2012, the metro area ranked ninth with a score of 65.6. Minneapolis-St. Paul achieved a high score of 76.4 to capture the top ranking for the third consecutive year. Denver ranked fourth on personal health indicators related to health behaviors, chronic health conditions and health care access. The area ranked 14th on community indicators such as environment, recreational facilities, park-related expenditures, physical education requirements and primary health care providers. “We have issued the American Fitness Index each year since 2008 to help health advocates and community leaders improve the quality of life in their hometowns,” said Walter Thompson, Ph.D., FACSM, chair of the AFI Advisory Board. Publisher’s Note: No report yet on how Denver’s attempt to make exercise groups pay to use city parks will affect their ranking.

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L O O C F F U T S Meditation just can’t get any easier than this. If you’re looking for a way to fit it into your life, or grow in your current practice, having these guided meditations does the ttrick. i k LLauren Sk Skye, ffounder d off IInner C Connection Institute in Denver and Wheat Ridge, came out with her first meditation 7-CD set Meditation for Living in July. Lauren’s voice is clear and steady, and each meditation is just the right length without me thinking that I need to be somewhere else. Learn very fun and interesting relaxation, grounding and boundary tools from someone that lives right in the area!, see CDs and Downloads.

According to press info, “CHANGE: The LifeParticle Effect movie features the LifeParticle philosophy and offers a fresh perspective on who we are as human beings and what we are capable of. Combining modern physics and neuroscience with mind-body wisdom creates practical concepts for real Change. That is the LifeParticle Effect. In the film, thought leaders such as Neale Donald Walsch, Ilchi Lee, Dr. Stuart Hameroff and Dr. Mariale Hardiman share their insights about how to effect real change in our lives and in the world. While the movie breaks no new ground and tends to leave some topics dangling, it features decent production/graphics and reminds us of our own responsibility in creating the lives and communities we desire.


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If you are looking to try a new restaurant, the Hideaway Kitchen & Bar, 25948 Genesee Trail Road in Genesee, offers some delicious options. Lobster mac and cheese with bacon has almost more lobster than mac. Paella was delicious with andouille sausage e complementing the generous portion of mussel, shrimp and fish. The miso house salad h l d was crisp and fresh. The dessert – banana and chocolate egg rolls- was as good as it sounds. Sseating (including a lovely outdoor patio) filled up late, but didn’t excuse the slow service that seemed to add an hour to our dinner. This won’t stop us from going back to try other menu items.

A According to Wikiped dia, an electromagnetic field (EMF) is a physical c field produced by electrically charged c objects that affects the behavior of charged objects in the vicinity and extends indefinitely throughout space. The electric field is produced by stationary charges and the magnetic field by moving charges (currents). According to the purveyor of the Comfort Technology clock, Ken Lesser, “The Comfort Technology works in the Unified Field subtle energy realms to create a strong, stable, soothing, coherent field of energy that is believed to create a change in the form and structure of the electro-pollution to mitigate the stress and irritation it causes. Through a proprietary process based on cutting-edge principles in quantum physics, software is added to the microcircuitry of the clock that enables it to emit an omni-directional field of soothing, stable, coherent subtle energies.” While there is a mounting body of evidence that EMF fields can negatively affect our health, there is currently no working theories on what the Unified Field is. However, an impressive list of prominent names have endorsed this product from Jack Canfield (Chicken Soup for the Soul) to local Dr. Steven Tashiro of Healthsource of Lakewood, who has 7 of these units in his office. Ken Lesser, or 303-284-8461. Have a product or service you want to see on this page? Email or call 303-770-1981.


Glories of Growing Up Grateful


ratitude gifts teens with better mental health, according to researchers at California State University. Thankful teens are more apt to be happy and less likely to abuse drugs and alcohol or have behavior problems at school than their less grateful peers. The researchers asked 700 students, ages 10 to 14, to complete questionnaires initially, and again four years later. Teens that reported practicing the most gratitude at the end of the study enjoyed a 15 percent greater sense of meaning in life, became 15 percent more satisfied with their life overall (at home, at school and with their neighborhood, friends and themselves) and grew 17 percent more happy and hopeful about their lives, plus experienced 13 and 15 percent drops in negative emotions and depressive symptoms, respectively. “These findings suggest that gratitude may be strongly linked with life skills such as cooperation, purpose, creativity and persistence,” making it “a vital resource that parents, teachers and others that work with young people should help youth build up as they grow up,” says lead author Giacomo Bono, Ph.D., a psychology professor at California State University-Dominguez Hills. “More gratitude may be precisely what our society needs to raise a generation that is ready to make a difference in the world.” Source: American Psychological Association’s 120th annual convention



arents trying to entice fussy eaters to sample more nutritionally diverse diets have a surprising strategy at hand: color. A study at Cornell University, in Ithaca, New York, has shown that colorful fare—specifically, food plates with seven different items and six colors—appear to be particularly favored by children. In contrast, adults tend to prefer fewer colors on one plate—only three items and three hues. Source: Acta Paediatrica

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hildhood chickenpox often means a long break from school while recovering from the fever, headaches and painful red blisters that the varicella-zoster virus causes. Anyone who has had chickenpox is at risk for a painful shingles outbreak because the virus stays in the body for life, waiting for the right conditions to re-emerge. Age, emotional/physical stress (from chemotherapy, for example) or severe sickness can compromise the immune system enough to allow an outbreak of this painful rash, according to Reviews of Medical Virology. Analysis of clinical trials shows that conventional shingles vaccine can be relatively ineffective, reports Dr. David Brownstein, medical director of the Center for Holistic Medicine, in West Bloomfield, Michigan. For prevention, he suggests keeping one’s immune system strong through a good diet that is free of refined foods. In case of an outbreak, he has found injections of vitamin C and acupressure techniques designed to eliminate allergies are both helpful in treating shingles and, along with vitamin B12, the potential complication of post-herpetic neuralgia. To reduce pain and skin damage, clinical researchers at Nature’s Rite supported by the antisepsis research institute, KlearLabs of Boulder, have found that a simple, inexpensive solution is to topically apply a combination of targeted herbs to affected areas that kill the virus, ease pain and help repair the skin thereby significantly reducing the duration and intensity of an outbreak. The journal Archives of Virology supports the premise that natural antiviral herbs like poke and lemon balm plus humic acid, a derivative of soil, can be effective in resisting the shingles virus and reducing skin damage. Willow, lavender, passion flower and arnica work to reduce associated pain. Comfrey and aloe vera are known mainstays for gentle repair of badly damaged skin. For more information on Natures’ Rite Shingles Relief topical salve combining all of the herbs described, call 888-465-4404 or visit See ad page 26.


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ven smokers 60 and over can live longer if they quit, according to a 2012 study published in JAMA Internal Medicine. Three experts from the German Cancer Research Center, in Heidelberg, analyzed 17 studies from the United States, Australia, China, England, France, Japan and Spain that followed groups of between 863 and 877,243 people for periods ranging from three to 50 years. Findings showed that the longer a person had been classified as a former, rather than current, smoker, the more their risk of premature death decreased. The researchers also observed that current smokers showed the highest absolute mortality rates in all the studies. Dr. Tai Hing Lam, of the University of Hong Kong, observes that for people in their 60s, quitting was linked to a 21 percent decrease in the risk of premature death. The risk was reduced by 27 percent for those in their 70s and by 24 percent for individuals in their 80s. Lam added that the World Health Organization’s statistic that one out of every two smokers will die from their habit should be printed on all cigarette packages, “…so that all smokers know they are betting their lives on the toss of a coin.”



he Manchester Guardian reports that childbirth experts in the United Kingdom are urging the National Health Service (NHS) to reverse its policy on early clamping and cutting of a newborn’s umbilical cord. A recent Swedish study of 400 full-term infants from low-risk pregnancies published in the British Medical Journal found that delayed cord-clamping at birth resulted in infants being 5 percent less likely of being anemic two days later or iron deficient four months later. The latter problem has been associated with impaired brain development. The practice of separating infants from the placenta within 10 seconds of delivery has been commonplace since the 1960s, as supported by the UK National Institute for Health and Care Excellence, which advises the NHS. However, several doctors, medical organizations and the nonprofit National Childbirth Trust (NCT), plus the World Health Organization, disagree; they advocate leaving the placenta untouched for at least 30 seconds up to whenever it stops pulsating naturally (usually between two to five minutes). Exceptions would be if the baby’s or mother’s health necessitates medical intervention. “At birth, about a third of the baby’s blood is still in his or her cord and placenta,” explains Belinda Phipps, NCT chief executive. Unfortunately, “It is still accepted practice to deprive the baby of this blood.”


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Disappearing Wild Pollinators Spell Disaster

GMOs Threaten Wheat Exports America lags behind the world in limiting, banning or even labeling genetically modified (GE, GM or GMO) crops, and now Japan has suspended some imports from the United States because of the discovery of unapproved GM wheat in Oregon. The European Union is weighing similar action. Serious economic implications stem from the fact that many countries will not accept imports of genetically modified foods, and the U.S. exports about half of its annual wheat crop. The Washington Post reports the presence of GMO wheat on an 80-acre field in Oregon as a mystery. Monsanto tested a similar strain in Oregon between 1994 and 2005, but the product was never approved for commercial use. The strain was identified in the state when a farmer tried clearing a field using Monsanto’s herbicide and discovered that the wheat could not be killed. Blake Rowe, CEO of the Oregon Wheat Commission, says that reductions in Northwest wheat sales would affect farmers in Idaho and Washington as well as Oregon, because the wheat is blended together. Oregon sold $492 million of wheat in 2011; 90 percent of it went overseas.

The perilous decline of domestic honeybees due to the widespread occurrence of colony collapse disorder continues to make news, but wild bees and other insects are often overlooked, even though they are twice as effective in producing seeds and fruit on crops, according to a study of 41 crops in 600 fields worldwide by Argentina’s research network, CONICET. For the first time, scientists have a handle on the huge contribution of wild insects, showing that honeybees cannot replace the wild insects lost as their habitat is increasingly destroyed. Study leader Lucas Garibaldi, of Argentina’s National University, in Río Negro, says that relying on honeybees is a highly risky strategy, because disease can sweep through a single species and it may not adapt to environmental changes as well as wild pollinators. Also, trucking in managed honeybee hives does not replace native pollinators, which visit more plants, resulting in more effective cross-pollination; honeybees tend to carry pollen from one flower to another on the same plant.

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Think Outside the Box Some of the EWG findings might surprise many of us:

Good Food on a Tight Budget

Raw cabbage is the top-ranked food because of its price and high nutritional value as a cruciferous vegetable. For less than 10 cents a serving, it contains far fewer calories than potatoes and is a worthy addition to salads, soups and stir-fries.

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The next highest marks for price and nutrition spotlight carrots, bananas, pears, watermelon and frozen broccoli, each at less than 30 cents a serving.

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or many, the recent economic downturn has affected the way we shop for food. Even families that cook dinner at home most nights are struggling to afford the ingredients to make healthy meals, says Laura Seman, a senior manager for Cooking Matters, a national program that educates families in need about reaping the most from local food resources. “Putting good food on the family table on a five-orsix-dollar-a-day per person budget is tough, but it’s possible,” advises Nutritionist Dawn Undurraga, a registered dietitian and co-author of the Environmental Working Group’s online publication, Good Food on a Tight Budget. “Even eating for one is doable for under $200 a month. When you fill your cart with the foods listed, you’re building health, lowering exposure to agricultural chemicals, protecting the environment and cutting grocery bills.” In considering how consumers can maximize nutritional value in their spending, researchers examined 1,200 foods to help people get beyond the common perception that eating healthy is expensive. “We looked at food prices, nutrients, pesticides, environmental pollutants and artificial ingredients,” says Undurraga. “Then we chose the top 100 or so, based on balancing all of those factors.”


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Bananas and pears usually cost less than apples, plus they customarily endure fewer pesticide applications. The best animal protein award goes to roasted turkey; hot dogs ranked last. The next-best animal protein identified is a whole chicken, roasted at the beginning of the week and used in various ways for future meals. Fresh, whole carrots and sweet potatoes are among the best produce buys, but frozen corn and broccoli almost always cost less than their fresh equivalents and are just as nutritious. A serving of oatmeal is half the cost of sugary processed cereals, plus it’s more filling and causes less fluctuation in blood sugar levels. Canned salmon is almost always wild caught and is much cheaper than fresh, but be wary of BPA (bisphenol-A) migration from the can. Queso blanco, a mild, soft, white cheese common in Latino cooking, is both less expensive and less processed than many other cheeses.

Change Our Routine Tracie McMillan, of Ann Arbor, Michigan, author of the bestselling book, The American Way of Eating, learned how to eat on a tight budget as an undercover journalist. She had to budget for food based on wages working on a farm in California, in the produce de-

partment of a Michigan superstore and in a New York City restaurant kitchen. The task was even more difficult because she was determined to eat as healthy as possible. “Time and energy are key ingredients when cooking from scratch,” says McMillan. “I was exhausted after a day spent working these physically demanding jobs and quickly became more apathetic about healthy food than I generally am.” Without disposable funds for the fast-food route, cooking from scratch was mandatory. She learned how to soak beans overnight, cook a large pot of them and freeze helpings to reheat later. The cost was about 50 cents a meal, compared with $3 for two or three servings from a can. Eggs, brown rice and sweet potatoes became an important—and healthy— part of her weekly diet. McMillan also gained a lasting affection for roasted vegetables, both as part of meals and as snacks. “I just cut up a couple of sweet potatoes, add some broccoli or beans or whatever is cheap at the supermarket or farmers’ market, toss in a tablespoon of olive oil and I’m set for two or three days,” she says. Also, “I learned to use meat more as a seasoning than as a main course.” Find more tips and pages of recipes at Kathleen Barnes has authored many books on natural health, including Rx from the Garden: 101 Food Cures You Can Easily Grow. Connect at

Eat Well, Spend Less Freeze cheese that starts going bad. Defrosted cheese tastes best melted. Don’t buy shredded cheese— shred it at home.

meals. Raw nuts are often the less expensive option; roast them for a delicious snack. Freeze nuts so they’ll stay fresh longer.

Substitute yogurt for cream and sour cream in recipes. Drain yogurt in a coffee filter to thicken. To economize and reduce package waste, buy in volume and measure out small servings.

Whole or cut-up bone-in chicken can save money. Buy family-size packs on sale and freeze. Bake extra and use all week.

Cut and freeze fresh fruit when it’s on sale or overripe. Use later in smoothies, oatmeal or yogurt. To eliminate clumping, lay pieces on a tray to freeze or freeze pureed fruit in ice cube trays. When frozen, transfer to a bag. Make sure the word “whole” is in the very first ingredient listed on the label. “Multigrain” or “wheat” language or a brown color isn’t enough. Start kids off right with whole grains, not white bread and white pasta. If they’re not used to whole grains, mix them in gradually.

Soak and cook dried beans to save money. Before vegetables go bad, freeze them or make soup. Stock up on veggies that store well in a cool, dry place. Potatoes, carrots, pumpkin, calabaza (squash and melons) and sweet potatoes hold their taste for several weeks. Frozen vegetables and cabbage keep well, too. Source:

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CANCER A Brave New World of Effective Natural Therapies by Linda Sechrist


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in Richboro, Pennsylvania. The nonprofit organization provides research-based education and counseling on how to prevent, cope with and beat cancer through immune-boosting holistic approaches. Since 1977, it has helped nearly 30,000 cancer patients and more than 50,000 prevention seekers. “Early detection is better than late detection, but it’s not prevention,” says Silberstein, who taught the psychology of health and disease at Pennsylvania’s Immaculata University. “We focus on building up patients— minimizing treatment side effects, enhancing immune system function, improving nutritional status and addressing the reasons for sickness in the first place.” “Conventional medicine never addresses the cause, which is a process that needs to be understood so the individual can turn it off,” elaborates Massachusetts Institute of Technology-trained scientist Raymond Francis, author of Never Fear Cancer Again: How to Prevent and Reverse Cancer. Based on his experience beating cancer and research into cellular biochemistry and molecular biology, he concluded that the disease is a biological process that affects the entire body, not something that can be cut out, killed or poisoned.

“Central to healing and prevention is the elimination of things that fuel the growth of cancer cells, such as sugar, toxins, heavy metals, nutrient-deficient processed foods and an acidic environment in the body,” observes Francis. “Regular exercise, a daily, high-quality multivitamin and detoxification are equally crucial to restoring the body’s biological terrain.” Doctor of Naturopathy Judy Seeger, founder of and host of CancerAnswers.TV and Cancer Winner Radio, recommends both a regular detoxification regimen and ongoing healthy nutritional plan to help maintain a healing alkaline environment. While this helps cleanse the body of environmental toxins, the toxic emotions and stress that produce acid, weaken the immune system and create an environment for cancer to propagate, must also be dealt with. Experts generally agree on a range of basic, commonsense preventive measures that include a low-fat, plant-based diet; aerobic, flexibility and strength exercises; healthy sleep habits; and other stress-reducing activities. “These are basic ingredients for maintaining sound health, and can be crucial toward improving the health of an individual with cancer,” says Dr. Keith Block, the “father of integrative oncology,” and author of Life Over Cancer. He founded The Block Center for Integrative Cancer Treatment, in Skokie, Illinois, that customizes care plans based on each person’s medical, biochemical, physical, nutritional and psychosocial needs.

Nourish Biochemistry Thousands of cancer patients have outlived their “medical expiration date” by using alternative nontoxic treatments and approaches, many of which are documented in Outsmart Your Cancer, by Tanya Harter Pierce. Lou Dina, a cancer survivor who like Francis, underwent a journey of intensive research, became a patient advocate and authored Cancer: A Rational Approach to Long-Term Recovery. Dina speaks at conventions hosted by the Foundation for Advancement in Cancer Therapy (FACT), founded in 1971 by Ruth Sackman. He also appears with other survivors in the FACT documentary

“When it comes to one’s lifetime risk of cancer, healthy diet and lifestyle choices can make all the difference.” ~ Susan Silberstein, Ph.D., founder and president of the Center for Advancement in Cancer Education

based on Sackman’s book, Rethinking Cancer: Non-Traditional Approaches to the Theories, Treatments and Prevention of Cancer. From decades of findings by international clinicians, FACT educates practitioners and patients to view chronic degenerative diseases as systematic malfunctions caused by breakdowns in the balance of body chemistry that are subject to bio-repair. However manifested, they are viewed as correctable and controllable via an individualized program that includes a balanced diet of whole, unprocessed, organic foods—spurred by Gerson therapy that floods the body with organically grown nutrients—supplementation and detoxification. Other key measures involve body temperature therapy, cellular and stem cell therapies and the use of botanicals. “Nutrients in food directly impact the mechanisms by which cancer cells grow and spread,” explains Block. “They also indirectly impact cancer by changing the surrounding biochemical conditions that either promote or inhibit the progression of malignant disease. This is why targeting only tumors is not enough to quash cancer. Conventional cancer therapies almost inevitably leave behind at least a small number of malignant cells. Your internal biochemical terrain plays an integral role in determining whether a tumor will regain a foothold after treatment, metastasize to distant sites or stay where it is without posing a threat.” Block notes that a healthy biochemistry can help prevent unpleasant and possibly life-threatening, complications. An anticancer biochemical terrain will even boost a patient’s overall quality of life. At the Block Center, detailed assessments identify disruptions in six defining features of patients’ biochemical terrain—oxidation, inflammation, immunity, blood coagulation, glycemia and stress chemistry. Cancer thrives on terrain disruptions, which also can impair treatment.

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Kathy Bero, founder of NuGenesis Inc., in Stone Bank, Wisconsin, asks, “How many other lives could be saved if doctors prescribed a diet primarily focused on plant-based, angiogenic-inhibiting foods for all cancer patients?” Angiogenesis is the development of new blood vessels. Cancer turns the body against itself by hijacking the angiogenesis process and keeping it permanently activated, ensuring that cancerous cells receive a dedicated, uninterrupted blood supply. “To effectively prevent cancer, inflammation and angiogenesis need to be controlled before a tumor can get a foothold,” advises Bero. Bero has personally beaten back two unrelated aggressive forms of cancer and credits the angiogenic-inhibiting foods in clinical research at the Medical College of Wisconsin, in Milwaukee, and the University of Wisconsin-Waukesha. Examples include green tea, strawberries, blackberries, raspberries, blueberries, apples, grapefruit, lemons, tomatoes, cinnamon, kale, grape seed oil and pomegranate.

LOCAL EXPERTS WEIGH IN Reduce Stress “Evidence from experimental studies does suggest that psychological stress can affect a tumor’s ability to grow and spread. When mice bearing human tumors were kept confined or isolated from other mice—conditions that increase stress—their tumors were more likely to grow and spread (metastasize).” National Cancer Institute’s Factsheet on Psychological Stress and Cancer. “What matters is that meditation helps you with stress reduction and feeling better overall.” Meditation: A Simple, Fast Way to Reduce Stress by The Mayo Clinic Staff. At Yoga of the Mind, we use guided, active visualization combined with breath flow to clear stress and enhance resiliency. Our Grounding and Centering class helps people clear stress, repressed emotion and to maintain energetic boundaries in their interactions with others. After learning our simple-to-do meditation in class or via CD, the student becomes self-sufficient to meditate anytime and anywhere they have a few minutes. Our work with people with cancer has been very gratifying. They report feeling calmer and more courageous in coping with the disease. David Stevens, Yoga of the Mind, 8 E 1st St, Denver. 303-668-2358.

Coping Skills According to the American Cancer Society, research shows that psychotherapy may improve a patient’s quality of life by reducing anxiety, depression and helping them cope with the life changes that accompany the diagnosis. I have several cancer survivors in my counseling practice and the one guarantee that came with a cancer diagnosis was that their lives were going to change. In the counseling process we find new footing for the recovery journey because the old beliefs, habits and behaviors that preceded cancer (and may have contributed to its development) may hinder the recovery process. This can be one of the most profound journeys of a lifetime and counseling support can completely reshape this journey. To read more about psychotherapy for people with cancer, visit Renee Ellis, MA RMT is a counselor and healer in Denver. 720-984-9575.See listing page 30.

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“These foods also played a significant role in strengthening my immune system and restoring my overall health, which was radically affected by many rounds of chemotherapy and radiation,” remarks Bero.

Boost Recuperative Powers Patrick Quillin, Ph.D., a former vice president of nutrition for a national network of cancer hospitals and author of The Wisdom and Healing Power of Whole Foods and Beating Cancer with Nutrition, recommends a triple threat. “Cancer requires a threefold treatment approach to create a synergistic response. Teaming up to reduce the tumor burden without harming the patient, re-regulate the cancer to normal healthy tissue and nourish the patient’s recuperative powers is far better than any one approach,” says Quillin. He maintains that restrained medical interventions, appropriate nutrition and naturopathic approaches can bolster nonspecific natural defense mechanisms to reverse the underlying cause of the disease. “Nutrition and traditional oncology treatments are synergistic,


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not antagonistic, as many oncologists believe,” advises Quillin. Glenn Sabin, founder of FON Therapeutics, similarly suggests that multiinterventional, outcome-based studies, akin to Dr. Dean Ornish’s approach to prostate cancer, could greatly benefit conventional oncology. Sabin recounts his Harvard Medical School-documented remission of advanced leukemia in his upcoming book, N-of-1: How One Man’s Triumph Over Terminal Cancer is Changing the Medical Establishment. Sabin turned to therapeutic nutrition, neutraceuticals, stress reduction and exercise to become a 22-year cancer “thriver” without the aid of conventional therapies. He also emphasizes the importance of the psychological and psychosocial aspects of healing with the cancer patients he coaches. “If you don’t have your head in the game, it’s hard to make anything else work for you,” counsels Sabin.

Understand the Connection Silberstein and other leading physicians, including Dr. Tien-Sheng Hsu, a Chinese psychiatrist and author of the Secret to Healing Cancer; Dr. Jingduan Yang, a board-certified psychiatrist and

founder and medical director of the Tao Institute of Mind & Body Medicine; and Seeger, believe that the mind and spirit play a significant role in healing. “Cancer begins in the spirit and ends up in the body, which is why I recommend that anyone positively diagnosed read the Cancer Report,” remarks Silberstein. Cancer Report, co-written by John R. Voell and Cynthia A. Chatfield, discusses psychoneuroimmunology and the powerful role that the mind, emotions and spirit play in contributing to or resisting disease and healing even the most terminal of cancers (Tinyurl. com/VoellCancerReport). Yang and Hsu, who also use acupuncture protocols, believe illness is a reflection of inner problems that disrupt the body’s naturally powerful immune system. “Cancer is a symptom delivering a message: You need to take better care of yourself—emotionally, chemically, physically and spiritually,” says Yang. As a faculty member of the University of Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine, Yang sees firsthand how few patients understand that the trauma of a diagnosis and treatment can reactivate past traumas,

unresolved issues, blockages and repressed emotions. Both he and Hsu offer mind/body/spirit interventions to help patients cope better. “I talk to people who do all the right things to improve their biochemistry, but without an emotional detox and spiritual connection to something larger than themselves, their healing process tends to stall,” Seeger observes. Her online talk shows feature long-term cancer survivors like Dr. Carl Helvie, author of You Can Beat Lung Cancer Using Alternative/Integrative Interventions. “It all comes down to the microcosm of the cell. If we give our 73 trillion cells everything they need, the macrocosm of the body will function properly,” says Francis. The authors of Cancer

“I talk to people who do all the right things to improve their biochemistry, but without an emotional detox and spiritual connection to something larger than themselves, their healing process tends to stall.” ~ Doctor of Naturopathy Judy Seeger Killers, Dr. Charles Majors, Dr. Ben Lerner and Sayer Ji, agree. Up till now, they attest that the war on cancer has been almost exclusively an assault on the disease, rather than an enlightened

preventive campaign that clearly identifies and counters how cancer develops. “The battle can only be won by instructing people in how to boost their body’s immune responses to kill cancer cells before they face a full-blown diagnosis and showing them how to aggressively address the hostile exterior agents that turn healthy cells cancerous.” The best winning strategy is to naturally nurture a body—structurally, chemically, energetically, emotionally and spiritually—so that the inner terrain naturally kills cancer cells and stops them from growing. Linda Sechrist is a senior staff writer for Natural Awakenings. Visit for the recorded interviews.

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DHA for four months showed improvement in listening comprehension and vocabulary acquisition skills. Because finding an effective dose of pure DHA (at least 300 mg a day) can be difficult, Dr. Robert Rountree, co-author of Smart Medicine for a Healthier Child, recommends administering liquid fish oil in a daily child’s dose of 800 to 1,500 mg at a ratio of 60 percent eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) to 40 percent DHA. “Anti-inflammatory EPA can help allergies and inflammation from colds and other viruses kids by Pamela Bond get,” explains Neustaedter. s youngsters head back to the Algae can be a vegetarian subclassroom, parents can get their stitute for fish oil, Neustaedter continchildren off to a smart start by ues, but it contains only DHA, not EPA. giving them key supplements. Here are Another vegetarian option, echium oil, some experts’ top picks. internally converts to EPA at a one-toone level, but not to DHA. Flaxseed oil Build Brains is mostly alpha-linolenic acid (ALA), Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA). Because which converts to DHA and EPA at a rate of only 3 to 7 percent. the brain’s nerve cell membranes are Phosphatydylserine (PS). This made of fat, ingesting a healthy fat— form of fat facilitates communicaDHA—helps them stay lithe and limber tion among brain cells. “It’s a natural enough to successfully fire off neusubstance your brain makes,” notes rotransmitters, sharpening kids’ mental Neustaedter. Already highly regarded abilities. “Attention, focus, processing for its ability to enhance memory efficiency, memory—they’re all depenperformance in older adults, it may dent on cells working effectively, and also improve attention, concentration, DHA will help,” says Randall Neuslearning, behavior and school perfortaedter, a doctor of Oriental medicine and author of The Holistic Baby Guide. mance in youngsters. PS is found in small amounts in A contemporary study published in foods like eggs and soy. Therefore, Clinical Pediatrics found that 4-yearNeustaedter recommends dietary olds that ingested 400 mg a day of


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Improve Immunity Vitamin D. “It’s my top immune supplement choice for most children,” says Rountree. The vitamin is crucial for triggering the body’s natural immune system to react to and fight off infections. A study in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition found that daily 1,200 international unit (IU) supplements of vitamin D3 reduced cases of seasonal flu in schoolchildren by more than 40 percent. Neustaedter recommends that school-aged children supplement with 2,000 IU of vitamin D3 a day. Unlike D2, D3 is natural and nontoxic, he says. Probiotics. These “friendly” bacteria help reestablish beneficial intestinal flora to both assist digestion and immunity. “Eighty percent of the immune system is produced in the small intestine,” says Neustaedter. “Having a healthy small intestine will lead to a healthy immune system. Probiotics will go a long way to accomplishing that.”

Rountree recommends children receive a mixture of lactobacilli and bifidobacteria—at least 15 billion colony-forming units a day. A study by an international team published in Pediatrics showed that probiotic supplements may reduce the incidence of fevers, coughs, runny noses and other infections in young children. Elderberry. “If kids get frequent colds, elderberry can be helpful,” notes Neustaedter, who suggests that children take such extracts according to label instructions for acute sickness during the cold and flu season. He considers it a worthy antiviral and immune system stimulant. Elderberry’s immune-boosting potential may be due to its ability to enhance antioxidant activity. Several studies, including one issued by the National Institutes of Health, have shown that black elderberry extract may shorten the duration of a bout of flu.

Soothe Stress Magnesium. “If kids have a hard time turning their minds off and going to

sleep, calcium and magnesium will help,” Neustaedter advises. As a calming mineral, magnesium trumps calcium; because kids tend to need more calcium for their bones, the two nutrients are usually given together, adds Rountree. He recommends that children take 100 to 300 mg of magnesium daily, depending on their age and weight. Lemon balm (melissa officinalis). To soothe anxiety, Rountree points to lemon balm as safe and gentle, yet effective. St. Mary’s Hospital, in Madison, Wisconsin, reports that researchers have found that lemon balm, in combination with other herbs like valerian, may ease restlessness, anxiety and sleep disorders. Kids can drink one to two cups of freshly brewed tea daily. For a tasty and convenient option, substitute glycerites; tinctures that use glycerin to extract the active constituents from herbs. Pamela Bond is the managing editor of Natural Foods Merchandiser and former editor-in-chief of Delicious Living magazine.

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Learn to Heal with Angels–12-2pm. 5-wk course introduces you to your Guardian & Healing Angels to heal, release grief, guilt, addictions and habits to create the life you desire. Early/$185, Regular /$200. Journey Within; Inside Rishi’s Crossing Yoga Studio, 2730 S Wadsworth Blvd., Lakewood. Anita Destino 720-413-7303 or

SATURDAY AUGUST 3 Aura Clearing/Chakra Balancing Healing Clinic–1:30-2:30pm. A healing is like an energy shower, where unnecessary energy is cleared and clarity and contentment are restored. Free. Inner Connection Institute North Side, 4325 Harlan St, Wheat Ridge. 303-257-4797 or


JOHN OF GOD • Healing Journeys With Susie Verde

• Official guide service to John of God in Brazil • Weekly JOG meditation circle in Boulder • Spiritual healing and community support Restore yourself in the energetic womb of JOG healing groups led by Susie, a native Brazilian, experienced spiritual medium

Hypnosis for Your Psychic Sense Class–9am-3:30pm. 6 sessions to clear blocks and open your psychic abilities. Hypnosis recording incl. Karen Fox, Psychic & Hypnotherapist. $80. La Quinta Inn 7190 W Hampden Ave. Lakewood. Register or Karen Fox 303-942-0646. Non-Denominational Church Service–1:30pm. Meditation and spiritual message on 1st Sunday ea month. Free aura healing/chakra balancing clinic. Rev. Margaret Johnson, Officiating Minister. Rocky Mountain Miracle Center, 1939 S. Monroe St, Denver. 303-282-9439 or Eckankar Worship Service–10:30-11:30am. Understand how Divine Spirit (the ECK) works in our lives. Reading from ECK works, HU Song, quiet contemplation, music, connection. Free. Eckankar Center of Boulder Valley 1800 30th St., #208 Boulder. 720-466-3322 or

Message Circles 101 Class–6-8pm. Learn to receive and relate messages from Spirit during a Circle. Level 201 class-8/7/13. Rev. Charles Cox, Spiritualist Minister 30 years. $35/level. ISIS Books & Gifts 2775 S Broadway Englewood. Register Aura Clearing/Chakra Balancing Healing Clinic–6:30-7:15pm. Like an energy shower, unnecessary energy is cleared, clarity and contentment restored. Free. Student readings available by appt $25. Inner Connection Institute, Balanced Body Center 975 Lincoln St, Denver. 303-282-9439 or Gentle Body-Mind Yoga–7:30-8:30pm. Also 8 / 1 9 . Yo g a s p e c i f i c a l l y f o r b e g i n n e r s a n d folks managing chronic pain. $8. Living Water Spiritual Community 7401 W 59th Ave Arvada.

TUESDAY AUGUST 6 Dances of Universal Peace–7pm Designed to bring the experience of prayer from many world traditions into the body, voice, heart and spirit. $10 suggested. Sunrise Ranch, 100 Sunrise Ranch Rd, Loveland. Register at Free Energy Clearings–5:30-6:45pm. 15-min Energy clearing & Chakra tuning. Remove non-useful energy to feel relaxed, light, positive. Drop-ins welcome. Free. Yoga of the Mind Classroom, 8 E 1st Ave., #103 Denver. David Stevens 303-668-2358 or New Moon Oneness Blessing Deeksha and Meditation–7-9pm. Experience the energy of the new moon



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RETURNING TO BOULDER! CURANDERA ~ LAURA ALONZO DEFRANKLIN Thursday - Saturday, August 1st – 3rd in North Boulder Join Laura Alonzo de Franklin, LMSW, a Consejera Espiritual Curandera, for 3 events in Boulder at a private home. Healing through the Sacred Directions: Thurs, Aug 1 from Noon-4pm, donation $50; Healing Through Traditional Methods for PTSD: Thursday, Aug 1st from 6:30-8:30pm, donation $30 (both events $70). Healing Sessions: Friday and Saturday August 2nd & 3rd, donation $30. Individual Healing Sessions by appointment only. Sliding scale to those in financial hardship. Info/Appts B.J. Brown at or 303-808-4006.


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The 2nd Annual Wake Up Festival presented by Sounds True is an opportunity for turbo-charged experiences of initiation, featuring more than 30 presenters over the course of 5 immersive days in the beautiful Rocky Mountains. Leading spiritual teachers will join together with renowned healers, musicians, poets, yogis, dancers to accelerate personal transformation and spiritual awakening, collectively initiated into greater openness, authenticity, and flow. Pre-Festival Intensives Aug 12-14. Estes Park. Pre-reg by 5/1 SAVE $200.

with Deeksha, a divine energy transfer that causes a neurobiological transformation. $10. Journeys for Conscious Living 7401 West 59th Arvada. 303-7316695.

WEDNESDAY AUGUST 7 Tibetan Singing Bowl Concert–6-7:30pm. Also on 8/8. Celebrate the Summer Season with a concert, picnic dinner and sunset stroll through the gardens. $12/members; $15/non-members. Denver Botanic Gardens, 1007 York St Denver. 720-865-3580 or

savethedate A SUMMER OF HEALING IN GRAND LAKE Rocky Mountain Energy Healing Intensive: Aug 15-18. Great continuing education opportunity for reiki practitioners, massage therapists, energy healers and those interested in energy healing. Focuses on building energy healing skills/high sense perception abilities. 24 hrs massage CEUs. $545. Shadowcliff Healing Retreat: Aug 20-24. Take Time to Be in a State of NO-Time. Learn and practice being present and increased awareness as a way to assist in healing ourselves and others. 20 hrs massage CEUs. $625. From Core Star Energy healing School of Kansas City. John at 913-831-4422 or

A Basic Meditation 5-Weeks–Noon-2pm. Transform your life, create change, meet your Guardian Angel/Spirit Guide, feel positive and healthy. Early/$165, Regular/$180. Journey Within; Inside Rishi’s Crossing Yoga Studio 2730 S Wadsworth Blvd., Lakewood. Anita Destino 720-413-7303 or

THURSDAY AUGUST 8 2-Day Active Meditation Program–Also on 8/10. Weekend program explores active meditation and teaches skills to relax/recharge. Lynn D Austin. Fee incl recording. $200/early $225/door. Inner Connection Institute North Side, 4325 Harlan St, Wheat Ridge. 303-257-4797 or CCC: Consciousness Creatives Community–6:4510pm. Monthly meetings share a common desire to raise the consciousness of our planet through presentations, discussion, interaction, networking. $10. Journeys for Conscious Living 7401 West 59th Ave Arvada. 303-731-6695.

PERFECT HEALTH-AYURVEDIC LIFESTYLE PROGRAM Check Dates/Times for August & Sept programs If you are coping with physical illness, emotional upset, chronic pain, job burnout, work-life imbalance or relationship stress, The Chopra Center-Perfect Health Lifestyle Program will help you heal. The program teaches you a powerful regimen of Ayurvedic practices and techniques designed to: *balance the mind-body-spirit *enhance nutrition *reduce emotional turbulence *restore vitality *re-awaken the senses. Ananda Yoga Therapy, Golden. Info or call 303-895-7298.

FRIDAY AUGUST 9 Trance Medium Healing Clinic–7pm. Open Channeling 7-7:30ish. Free. Followed by Healings $10. Facilitating re-alignment and cleansing of the spiritual body. Channeling, energy readings, intense individual clearings. Rocky Mountain Miracle Center, 1939 S Monroe St, Denver. 303-282-9439 or

TUESDAY AUGUST 13 Free Energy Clearings–5:30-6:45pm. 15-min Energy clearing & Chakra tuning. Remove non-useful energy to feel relaxed, light and positive. Drop-ins welcome. Free. Yoga of the Mind Classroom, 8 E 1st Ave., #103 Denver. David Stevens 303-668-2358 or Brain Balance Parent Presentation–6:30-7:30pm. Informative program for parents of children 4-17 who are struggling with academic, behavioral, emotional or sensory issues. Free. 1970 East County Line Rd #G, Highlands Ranch. RSVP 303-800-1625 or Book Signing for Everyday Oracles –7:30 pm. Author Ann Bolinger-McQuade discusses personal oracles and signs new book Everyday Oracles: Decoding the Divine Messages That Are All Around Us. Free. Boulder Bookstore, 1107 Pearl Street, Boulder. Info 303-447-2074 Free Intro to your Intuition–7:30-8:45pm. Relieve stress; achieve your goals with less effort and enjoy a calmer lifestyle with this free class teaching you to hear your intuition. David Stevens 303-668-2358,

BECOME A MASTER HERBALIST! BEGINS SEPTEMBER 2013 Gain expertise for clinical practice in 500 hour, case-based program. Weekends. Theory, medicine making, herb walks, student clinic. Just for Health School of Reflexology and Healing Arts. State Approved. Also check website for short Community Herbal Classes and Continuing Education. 303-320-4367 or,

ESSENCE OF HEALING WITH ERIC PEARL September 13, 7pm The Reconnective Healing principle is simple, and the outcome is revolutionary. There are healing frequencies that transcend the limitations of human ability and imagination. By opening to it, without preconceived agendas, we are able to restore balance and harmony in our lives and, as such, transform our bodies, hearts, minds, and souls in ways that otherwise may seem impossible. Eric Pearl, founder, will discuss the Reconnective Healing story and give live demonstrations on a limited number of audience participants.$18. Embassy Suites Denver-Downtown/Convention Center, 1420 Stout Street, Denver. Info Mary Beth Kennedy or 303-589-8006.

ARVIGO TECHNIQUES OF SELF CARE – MAYAN ABDOMINAL THERAPY October 5th, 12th, and 19th, 10am-6:30pm Self care practices through the Maya healing lineage. Join Certified Arvigo Therapist Naomi Boggs for this fun, experiential class. Learn the anatomy & physiology of the abdominal and reproductive organs and how to apply self care techniques to restore health. Includes herbal medicine from the rainforest, nutritional health, & other self care remedies. These techniques are for you to apply to yourself only. CEU’s offered for midwives, massage therapists and acupuncturists. All levels welcome. $375. Colorado School of Clinical Herbalism, 2900 Valmont Road, Unit F-1, Boulder. To register contact Naomi Boggs @ or 808-269-1697.

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WEDNESDAY AUGUST 14 Wake Up Festival–Join leading spiritual teachers, renowned healers, musicians, poets, yogis and dancers to accelerate personal transformation and spiritual awakening. Presented by Sounds True. Pre-Festival Intensives Aug 12-14. Estes Park. Interactive Discussion of Everyday Oracles–7:30 pm. Interactive slide show w/author Ann BolingerMcQuade during book signing Everyday Oracles: Decoding the Divine Messages That Are All Around Us. Free. Tattered Cover LoDo, 1628 16th Street, Denver. Info 303-436-1070.

THURSDAY AUGUST 15 Women, Wine and Wellness–5-7pm. Enjoy friends, wine, chocolate fountain, fresh fruit,

massage, laser therapy, chakra reading, brow wax and nutritional/ hormonal /herbal consults. $35. Integrative Health Inc, 5191 S Yosemite St, #B Greenwood Village. RSVP 303-577-9977. Relieve Stress:Improve your Energy Boundaries with Grounding and Centering–10-Noon. Cont’d 8/22. Eliminate worry and stress in 10 mins/day for people with “busy minds” and people-intense professions. $39 Yoga of the Mind, 8 E 1st Ave #103 Denver. David Stevens, 303-668-2358. Register, Relieve Stress. Ilahinoor Energy Share–7-9pm. Ilahinoor is a simple technique for uniting the high self, middle self and low self. Learn to integrate higher frequencies of light in the physical body. $10. Journeys for Conscious Living 7401 W 59th, Arvada. 303731-6695.

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FRIDAY AUGUST 16 Thai Yoga Session & Slide Presentation–6-8pm. Learn about this Yoga tradition from Thailand which is the origin and foundation of Thai Massage. FREE. Whole Yoga, 1735 E 17th Ave Denver. Satya Larrea 303-333-9642 or

SATURDAY AUGUST 17 Peach Festival–9am-4pm. Join Studio Z Dental at Public Road in Old Town Lafayette for over 30,000 pounds of Certified Organic Peaches from Morton’s Orchard’s in Palisade. Free concerts, kids’ entertainment, pies and more! Darshan with Sai Maa–7pm. Experience the Divine ‘touch’ of a Master, physically or by a glance, a moment of Oneness between the Enlightened Master and you. FREE. Calvary Baptist Church of Denver 6500 E Girard Ave, Denver.

SUNDAY AUGUST 18 Community HU Song–10:30-11am. Denver or Boulder for Community HU song, an ancient name for God sung for spiritual upliftment. Free. Eckankar Center of Denver 5800 E Evans Ave., Eckankar Center of Boulder Valley 1800 30th St., #208. 720-466-3322 or

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Almost Full Moon Cosmic Sacred Shower of Sound and Gong Bath–7-9pm. Crystal bowls, gong, native flute and drumming with various artists. $20. Journeys for Conscious Living 7401 W 59th, Arvada. 303-7316695.

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Shadowcliff Healing Retreat: Be in a State of NOTime–Practice being present and increased awareness as a way to assist in healing ourselves and others. 4 nights/5 days. 20 hrs massage CEUs. $625. Core Star Energy Healing School of Kansas City. John 913-8314422 or

At Shift Into Awakening at Mile Hi Church in Den Denver, receive the Oneness Meditation, interact with 25 Awakened beings, and receive hands-on Deeksha. Participate with 600 hundred like-minded Dee peo people in raising the consciousness of the planet. Inclusive, non-denominational, all beliefs are welcome. Incl Oneness Meditator Julia Desmond

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Rocky Mountain Energy Healing Intensive–CE’s for reiki practitioners, massage therapists, energy healers. Build energy healing skills/high sense perception abilities. 3 days/4 nights. 24 hrs CEUs. $545. From Core Star Energy healing School of Kansas City. John at 913-831-4422 or

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TUESDAY AUGUST 20 Full Moon Celebration Ceremony with Drum Circle–7-9pm. Celebrate the full moon, bring your drums, snack to share and special intentions for this month’s shamanic celebration. $10. Journeys for Conscious Living 7401 W 59th Arvada. 303-731-6695.

Free Energy Clearings–5:30-6:45pm. 15-min Energy clearing & Chakra tuning. Remove non-useful energy to feel relaxed, light and positive. Drop-ins welcome. Free. Yoga of the Mind Classroom, 8 E 1st Ave., #103 Denver. David Stevens 303-668-2358 or

THURSDAY AUGUST 22 Thyroid Disorder Seminar–5:30pm. Learn how managing your thyroid can help you lose weight easily, sleep better and gain the energy of your youth with Dr Steve Tashiro. FREE. HealthSource of Lakewood 963 S Kipling Pkwy Lakewood. RSVP 303-985-5540. Are you Sick of Dating?–7:15-9pm. 4 Thurs. Learn to use your intuition for better relationships and insights to

go beyond your current habits. Women only. Reg/$144, Pre-Reg/$111 by 8/20. David Stevens, 303-668-2358.




Friday Cinema–7-9pm. Film, fun, discussions, popcorn and candy. Some films may have language or subject matter unsuitable for children. Love Offering. Living Water Spiritual Community 7401 W 59th Ave Arvada. Kay 720-933-4964 or

Creative Field Conference–thru 9/8 Bridging Science and Spirituality: Exploring the Infinite Heart ~ Radiant Field Series Quarterly Conference. Sunrise Ranch 100 Sunrise Ranch Rd Loveland. 877-786-0078 Register at


Intro to Reconnective Healing–4pm. Mary Beth and Joan discuss the Reconnective Healing story and give live demonstrations on a limited number of audience participants. $5. Body Mind Spirit Celebration Expo, Denver Merchandise Mart 451 E 58th Ave Denver. Rm 3. Booth # 133. Alex Lovejoy or 303 808 6075.

Thyroid Disorder Seminar–10am. Learn how managing your thyroid can help you lose weight easily, sleep better and gain the energy of your youth with Dr Steve Tashiro. FREE. HealthSource of Lakewood 963 S Kipling Pkwy Lakewood. RSVP 303-9855540. Oneness Meditation Event–9am12:30pm. Shift into Awakening, a largegroup meditation event to receive the Deeksha blessing, a transmission of Divine Energy that raises consciousness, heals relationships and quiets the mind. $10. Mile Hi Church, 9077 W Alameda Ave Lakewood.

TUESDAY AUGUST 27 Guided Meditation–7:30-8:30pm. Explore meditation using the Yoga of the Mind methods with David Stevens. Forget all the stuffy ideas you have about meditation. $10. 303-668-2358, davids@yogaofthemind. com. Register under Guided Meditation. Free Energy Clearings–5:30-6:45pm. 15-min Energy clearing & Chakra tuning. Remove non-useful energy to feel relaxed, light and positive. Drop-ins welcome. Free. Yoga of the Mind Classroom, 8 E 1st Ave., #103 Denver. David Stevens 303-668-2358 or


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50 Shades of Green-Gardening for Sensuality–7-8:30pm. Lauren and Scott Ogden show how to mold the garden through the selection of plants and creation of space. $15/ member;$20/non-member. Denver Botanic Gardens 1007 York St, Denver. 720-865-3580 or



SEPTEMBER 7 Chili Fest–2-6pm. Join Studio Z Dental! Great foodchili samples and gourmet grill cheese from Cheese Louise, great beer by Avery Brewing Company, kids inflatables, rock wall and activities for the whole family to enjoy. Community Park, 1350 Coalton Rd, Superior.

SEPTEMBER 11 Explore the New Frequencies of Healing–7pm. During this experiential presentation, Eric Pearl leads different exercises that allow you to access and feel the Reconnective Healing frequencies. $44. Colorado Free U, Eisenhower Chapel 293 Rosyln St, Denver. Alex Lovejoy or 303-808-6075.

SEPTEMBER 12 Free Reconnective Yoga Workshop-5pm. Uniting the practice of yoga with Reconnective Healing creates a powerful new way to align your body, mind and spirit. Embassy Suites Denver-Downtown/Convention Center, 1420 Stout St, Denver. Mary Beth Kennedy or 303-589-8006. Free Reconnective Animals Workshop–7pm. Reconnective Healing is a globally recognized healing practiced by healthcare professionals that is quickly and easily learned by others for their own personal wellness. Embassy Suites Denver-Downtown/Convention Center 1420 Stout St, Denver. Renee Coltson 480-595-0888 or

SEPTEMBER 13 Joel Salatin, Can We Feed the World?–Farm-to-table dinner at 5:30 followed by presentation 7-9 pm. Sunrise Ranch, 100 Sunrise Ranch Rd, Loveland. Register at

Essence of Healing Presentation–7pm. Eric discusses the Reconnective Healing story and give live demonstrations on a limited number of audience participants.$18. Embassy Suites Denver-Downtown/Convention Center 1420 Stout St, Denver. Mary Beth Kennedy 303-589-8006 or

SEPTEMBER 13-15 Level I/II Seminar: Reconnective Healing–with Eric Pearl and The Reconnection Teaching Team. Learn to access this all-inclusive ‘new’ spectrum of healing. *Includes the Friday Essence of Healing Presentation with Registration $657 Embassy Suites Denver-Downtown/ Convention Center 1420 Stout St, Denver. Mary Beth Kennedy 303-589-8006 or

SEPTEMBER 14 How to Heal Yourself Class–10am-4pm. Take charge of your life, career, family and relationships by learning simple energy tools. Developing your psychic abilities. $150. Psychic Horizons Center 5485 Conestoga Ct #110 Boulder. 303-440-7171 or

SEPTEMBER 14 Spirit Journey, Level 1–10am–5pm at Healing Dome east of Boulder. Learn the history of ancient spiritual practices and “journey” to meet your Spirit Teacher and Power Animals. $150 includes book, CD, and kit of Earth Acupuncture rods. RSVP Karen Rice King, 303665-0175. More info at

OCTOBER 5-6 Pendulum Dowsing & Earth Acupuncture–10am5pm. Learn how to dowse the property and install copper L-rods to reduce stressful energy fields, resulting in greater health and well-being. $390 single or $340 couple. Cost includes tools to dowse and cure your home, training manual, pendulum, and book “In the Mind of a Master,” by Anderson and Spurling. In Lafayette. Instructor Karen Rice King, Master Dowser, 303-665-0175. More info

OCTOBER 25-27 The Heart of Your Goddess–Enter another world at Peaceful Valley Ranch, Friday 4 pm - Sunday noon. Release unwanted blocks and deepen connection with your inner Goddess. Create ink and paint images with Teresa Dunwell, Reiki/Master and creative coach. Co-facilitator Karen Rice King, personal growth and spirituality teacher for over 30 years. $390 includes room, meals, and workshop supplies, 3 days/2 nights. RSVP by Sept. 26 with Karen 303.665.0175. More info

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ongoingevents check dates/times Sustainable Solutions Meetup/Thrive Movement Solutions Group–7-9pm. Pursue the initiative process to add legislation to the Colorado ballot in 2014 requiring mandatory labeling of GMOs in Colorado. Journeys for Conscious Living 7401 W 59th Arvada. 303-731-6695. Transmission Meditation–Transmission Meditation is a world service(Karma yoga) and a potent technique of personal development(Laya yoga). Share International Mountain West. Ron 303-819-2100 or

daily Yoga–Offered daily at Ananda Ayurveda and Yoga Therapy. Check website for details., click on Schedule tab, Yoga Classes. 4415 Eldridge St, Golden. 303-895-7298.

mondays Laughter Yoga–9-9:45am. Receive biochemical and social benefits from this unique yoga practice – less stress, more serotonin and JOY. Free. A Touch for Wellness, 10050 Ralston Rd #A, Arvada. Debbie Sloan-Zettler 303-995-9919 or Learn the Arts at Sunrise–7-9:30pm. “Expanding Vision through Creative Expression” teaches beginners and experts alike the process and techniques for creating expressive works of art. Sunrise Ranch, 100 Sunrise Ranch Rd, Loveland. or 970-679-4200.


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tuesdays Free Energy Clearings–5:30-6:45pm. 15-min Energy clearing & Chakra tuning. Remove non-useful energy to feel relaxed, light and positive. Drop-ins welcome. Free. Yoga of the Mind Classroom, 8 E 1st Ave., #103 Denver. David Stevens 303-668-2358 or

wednesdays Free Energy Healings/Aura Clearing/Chakra Balancing–6-7pm. A healing is like an “energy car wash” that releases negative energy to create the life you desire. Free. Journey Within; Inside Rishi’s Crossing Yoga Studio 2730 S Wadsworth Blvd., Lakewood. Anita Destino, Journey Within 720-413-7303 or

thursdays Aura and Chakra Healings–6-7pm. Drop in for a 10-min energy cleanse and release negative thoughts, emotions, pain and fear. Replenis with positive energy and feel great! FREE. 1332 Pearl St, Boulder. 303-5300920 or Psychic Readings–7-8:30pm. By appt. Learn about your soul essence, past lives and aura. Ask about relationships, career, money and health. FREE. 1332 Pearl St, Boulder. 303-530-0920 or Learn the Arts at Sunrise–7-9:30pm. “Expanding Vision through Creative Expression” teaches beginners and experts alike the process and techniques for creating expressive works of art. Sunrise Ranch, 100 Sunrise Ranch Rd, Loveland. or 970-679-4200.

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Adopt your best friend today! We rescue dogs and cats and foster them until we find a forever home. Classes in Understanding Dogs with positive reinforcement techniques and Dog Trainer Apprentice to become a dog trainer utilizing behavior science and holistic approaches. Many more classes – see our website for adoptable animals and classes. See ad page 13.

ENERGY HEALING & MEDITATION JOURNEY WITHIN W/ ANITA DESTINO Inside Rishi’s Crossing Yoga 2730 S Wadsworth Blvd, Lakewood 720-413-7303 A safe place for people interested in creating change in their lives, Journey Within helps you focus on spiritual growth, developing your intuition and personal development. Give to yourself with Free Energy Healings, Angel Healings, Guided Meditations, Meditation Classes, Workshops and Intuitive Readings/Healings. Join us for a Free Aura Clearing and Chakra Balancing held every Wednesday from 6-7 pm, open to everyone.

HEALTHY AGING CLEAR SKY MEDICAL KATIA I. MEIER, M.D. Panorama Falls 9085 E Mineral Circle, #260, Centennial 303-790-7860 Now Board Certified in AntiAging. Feel your best at any age with Dr Katia Meier, Board Certified Holistic MD specializing in whole body health inside and out with customized approaches to Healthy Aging, Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement therapy, Nutritional analysis and Therapy, Medical Aesthetics and non-surgical rejuvenation treatments, Homeopathy, Herbology, Naturopathic Medicine, Personalized Detoxification Programs, Medical Weight Loss for men and women. Treating all ages and most insurance welcomed. Call to set up your appointment today. See ad page 18.

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Experience a compassionate and powerful container in which you access the source of your well being. Recognize a deeper sense of wholeness, integrity, passion and joy. BJ Brown brings her commitment, presence, humor and expertise in the areas of relationship, trauma, spirituality, life transition, addiction, and body-mind awareness. Retreats, long distance consultations and healings also offered. Read her published book, “The Six Gates of Completion - A Companion in Life’s Transitions”, available on her website, The Boulder Bookstore, The Tattered Cover, and Kindle. Begin transforming your life today!

RED TAIL WELLNESS CENTERS KAREN HOLLAMAN, DC, LMT 4520 North Broadway, Boulder 303-882-8447 Women, are you looking for a different standard of care for you and your children? I was given a second chance at life because of a holistic chiropractor’s understanding of how the body heals itself when given the proper support. I offer women and children the same hope and care I had been generously given. If you or your family struggles with health issues please contact the Red Tail Wellness Center so I can help you take flight again and let your health soar. See ad page 19.

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Reasons Behind Iodine Deficiency Radiation: Almost everyone is routinely exposed to iodine-depleting radiation emitted by cell phones, Wi-Fi, microwave ovens and other electronic devices. Iodized table salt: The human body cannot utilize the iodide added to this product. Low-sodium diets: Failure to use healthy salts to fulfill sodium requirements, plus overuse of zero-nutrient table salt in foods, leads to iodine depletion. Bromine: This toxic chemical overrides iodine’s abilities to nourish the thyroid, adrenal and other hormone-producing glands. A known carcinogen, it is used as an anticaking ingredient found in almost all baked goods, unless the ingredients specifically cite unbromated flour. Iodine-depleted soils: Due to poor farming techniques, iodine and other minerals in soil have declined, so most foods today are devoid of naturally occurring iodine. Proper iodine supplementation with a high-quality product like Natural Awakenings Detoxified Iodine can prevent harm by protecting the thyroid and other endocrine glands and restoring proper hormone production.

August 2013 Mile High Natural Awakenings  

Mile High Natural Awakenings is a locally-owned, monthly publication, serving metro Denver and Boulder and the surrounding counties of Arapa...

August 2013 Mile High Natural Awakenings  

Mile High Natural Awakenings is a locally-owned, monthly publication, serving metro Denver and Boulder and the surrounding counties of Arapa...