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Green Weddings Embrace Sustainability


Best Foods for a Heart-Healthy Diet




17 SHEFALI TSABARY on Conscious Relationships


Exercises to Lower High Blood Pressure

Integrative Cardiologists on Preventing Heart Disease




18 VEGGIE TRICKS How to Get Kids to Eat Better


Exploring Mindfulness and Meditation


The Joy of Furry Little Companions


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First Corinthians says: 4 Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. 5 It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. 6 Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. 7 It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres… 8 Love never fails. Author M. Scott Peck says that love is a decision, not a reaction. It’s a choice, not a response. In “Conversations with God” Neal Donald Walsch said: Love is not about what the other brings to you, it is about what you bring to the other - Who You Really Are when the challenges of relationship are present; Love is unconditional; Love knows no limitations – It is total and absolute freedom, experienced. One who loves never seeks to restrict; Love never denies the request of the beloved, God always says yes, God always allows. (This is the basis of Law of Attraction – one aspect of love.) Love is far too big for our meager human brains to fully comprehend. It must be FELT or experienced through the heart and body. You feel it by giving it away. You experience it by choosing aspects of it to feel and act upon. Our experience informs us that every situation or problem can be solved by taking love-based actions. If I’m furious at someone for breaking an agreement, I can choose patience and allowance. When business goes sideways, it is not proof of my unworthiness, but rather a reminder that love never fails and there is an alternative action that may be of greater service to others. (My thoughts toward myself must be loving too!) When I support loved ones I do not agree with, I am choosing love and its aspect of allowance. To choose to look past a family member’s hurt and suffering that looks like bitterness and anger to just accept them and hear them and let them be who they are – that is Love. (it keeps no record of wrongs). There is always an action or choice to take based on Love. It will always lead to the next step; the greater connection; to mutual respect; and most importantly – to the highest good for all involved.

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New Holistic Coach in Denver Transformation Holistic Practitioner Laurie D. Wheeler of WellnessWithin has relocated from New Mexico to Longmont. In practice for 25+ years, she is offering a FREE 20 minute consult by phone to introduce herself to local area clients. “As we move into a new year, a new era, we need a more holistic approach to restore our balance and bring healing that can meet our needs and desires,” says Wheeler. Laurie’s background contains many certifications – Homeopathy, Gemmotherapy, Hypnotherapy, Past Life Soul Regression and Kinesiology; and experiences – studying with Indigenous healers, hosting a talk show “Journey into Wellness,” college teaching, speaking and assisting allopathic physicians. Contact Laurie Wheeler at 207-251-1802, homeopathy2@aol.com or WellnessWithin.net. See ad page 15.

NamaStay Sobruary Challenge NamaStay Sober is holding their 4th annual Sobruary (Sober+February) Challenge.  Whether someone is already in recovery, sober-curious or just looking to swap a misused habit for something healthy like meditation or yoga, they can help.  NamaStay Sober is a nonprofit organization founded in 2015 by Nico Longo after the loss of a friend to opioid addiction.  Based in Massachusetts with community chapters in other states, their mission is to aid those in recovery by reconnecting their bodies and minds through affordable yoga, fitness, meditation and wellness-focused community events.   “It is difficult to put into words how grateful I am for @namastaysober. In its infancy, NamaStay provided solace in a time when I was grieving the loss of a dear friend to addiction. Over time, it developed into a place where I felt safe to share about my own struggles with an eating disorder. Eventually it led me to discover a community of like-minded individuals that support one another through healthier outlets, such as yoga and meditation, so that we all may live a life of more freedom, self-expression and peace.” says Longo. “In essence that is what this year’s Sobruary Challenge is all about - supporting each other in discovering what we put in the space that sobriety creates.” For more information on NamaStay Sober, their Sobruary Challenge with expanded virtual programming, visit NamaStaySober.com or contact info@namastaysober.com.

Celebrate the Chinese New Year with Chi Wellness Cultivate the spirit of the vibrant Chinese New Year of Precious Health and Grounded Living Friday, February 12, 6-8 pm, in the Zoom dojo of Chi Wellness, The Center of Qigong in Denver. “The Yin Metal Element Ox begins to express herself on February 12, just shortly after the New Moon,” says Debra Lin Allen, founder of Chi Wellness. “She is the second in the parade of the 12 animals in Chinese astrology who travel through our lives and health, nourishing us with humble perseverance and grit grounded deeply in life purpose.’ ‘Our kind, maternal mentor paces herself properly on the foundations of timeless wisdoms, always keeping what is meaningful in life foremost in her thoughts and intentions. This is what fuels her endurance through long, intensive days to assure success with goals and harmony and balance in health and relationships. Trust that your focus into details will bring you good health and financial opportunities in 2021 and beyond.” Free and open to all. RSVP by February 10 to Debra Lin Allen at DebraLin.ChiWellness@gmail.com to receive your Zoom link. See ad, page 16.

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Romantic Relationship Toolkit by Diana Daffner

What’s in YOUR Romance Toolkit? The dictionary defines romance as “a quality of mystery, excitement, and remoteness from everyday life.” This is the quality that Valentine’s Day is meant to celebrate, as couples hope to focus and ignite the fire of their attraction and there are many resources for couples committed to intimacy. So what “tools” will you be using this year? Do you know your partner’s preferred “love language?” Gary Chapman’s book, The Five Love Languages, has helped millions bring themselves into harmony with their partners. Knowing that your own preferred “love language” may not be the same as

your partner’s, you can honor and delight them by using theirs. Do they yearn for “words of affirmation?” Be sure to pick a meaningful Valentine’s Day card, or, better yet, write your own. Is an “act of service” the best gift you can give them? How about a coupon book with offers of what you might do for them around the house or on their pet project? If their language is “physical touch,” that coupon book might include some deliciously different offerings! And if their preferred love language is indeed “gifts,” you would be wise indeed to remember that this month! Has a counselor, coach, therapist or other mentor helped you develop your communication abilities? Do you know the importance of using “I” language, taking responsibility for how YOU think and feel in emotional situations? Do you know that a relationship is enhanced when you issue more compliments than complaints? (Recommended ratio is 5 positive comments to one negative, even including that slippery slope of “constructive criticism.”) Do you know how it feels to be really HEARD, and to truly LISTEN to your partner?” Perhaps you’ve studied Marshall Rosenberg’s “Nonviolent Communication” and you have a sense of how to communicate OFNR by clearly sharing what you Observe,

how you Feel, what you Need and what you want to Request from your partner. Do you practice what you’ve learned? Maybe you’ve explored Tantra or sexual practices? Tantra is an ancient spiritual teaching that encourages the mindful embrace of all life. Maybe you’ve experimented with the joy of sacred loving and shared ecstatic intimacy with your partner. Or maybe you and your partner have read about or reviewed different ideas of sexual turn-ons and pleasure? The most important question is... are you remembering to USE whatever tools are in your toolkit? How do you hold each other accountable for their use? Do you strive to be conscientious and conscious about applying what you’ve learned? Dust off your own tools, don’t let them get rusty. Take an inventory of what’s in YOUR toolkit, and use them wisely and often. Valentine’s Day comes only once a year. Romance is a life-long endeavor. Authors of “Tantric Sex for Busy Couples: How to Deepen Your Passion in Just Ten Minutes a Day,” the Daffners have led workshops for over 20 years and now offer their workshop on video. For more info, see IntimacyRetreats.com, write diana@IntimacyRetreats.com, or call/ text 941-349-6804. See ad, page 9.

Polypropylene baby bottles­—which comprise 82 percent of the global baby bottle market—release an “extraordinary” number of microplastic particles, reports a new study by Trinity College Dublin. In a study published in Nature Food, which covered 48 regions worldwide, researchers found that flexible plastic baby bottles release as many as 16.2 million particles per liter. “A study last year by the World Health Organization estimated adults would consume between 300 and 600 microplastics a day— our average values were on the order of a million or millions,” study co-author John Boland told The Guardian. He called for more studies to understand the implications, saying the researchers were “absolutely gobsmacked” by the numbers. The microplastics are released when heated liquid is used to sterilize the bottles and to dissolve powdered formula and when the bottle is shaken to dissolve the powder. The higher the water temperature, the greater the release of particles. Polypropylene bottles have a “5” on the recycling symbol on the bottom. 8

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Government Updates Cultivate Certainty rather of Amalgam Fillings than Righteousness Risks In updated guidelines, the U.S. Food and Drug Administraby Margaret Rosenau

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cultivate certainty. When we are willing to know what we know, we will be less likely to be swayed by information we haven’t verified. With our internal compass as a guide, we can separate the false from the true, finding stability and becoming a beacon. When we gift the world the certainty of our knowing instead of clinging to the superiority of our righteousness, we play an active role in facilitating change and growth to the world around us. Focus on your knowing, not what you are told, but what you know. Grow that and feel it take root and enliven within you. 1. Let your internal sense of certainty guide you. 2. Plant the seeds of your knowing and water them. Grow your sanity and share it with others. Thin out the weeds of indifference or self-righteousness under your skin. 3. Actively look for your own blind spots. 4. Actively build the courage to call out another’s blind spots. 5. Take responsibility for what you know. Remember you are not right because someone else is wrong. You are not good because someone else is bad, or better because someone else is worse. 6. Never be so sure that you cannot accept being wrong. 7. Recognize and admit when you are wrong. 8. Taking responsibility opens doors. Dismissing or blaming shuts them. Choose to open doors. 9. Don’t sell your truth or force others to buy it. 10. Trust must be earned. Do not give it blindly or quickly. 11. Be wary of anyone else who tells you what to believe or dismisses or insults what they do not want to be true. 12. Remember you have no control over what another person does, only what you do. 13. Stand in the strength of your own certainty. Amplify it. Be the lighthouse instead of the fog. 14. You are capable. Know that and act on it. Now. Margaret Rosenau is the Director of the School of Inner Health at 7550 W. Yale Ave, Ste B-204 Denver. For more information, call 303-999-9963 or email info@schoolofinnerhealth.org. See ad page 3.

tion (FDA) is warning that dental amalgam fillings may cause health problems for some high-risk groups because of mercury vapor leaks. Among those advised to avoid amalgams, which contain mercury, silver, copper and tin, are pregnant women; women that plan to become pregnant or are nursing; children, especially those under the age of 6; and those with kidney problems or preexisting neurological conditions such as multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s or Alzheimer’s. Over time, amalgams can release small amounts of mercury vapor, depending on how extensively people grind their teeth or chew gum and how old the filling is, studies show. It’s a more cautious tone for the FDA, which along with the American Dental Association, has maintained that amalgams are safe, a finding disputed by health advocates. Mindful of health and aesthetics, patients are increasingly opting for tooth-colored resin composites. Nearly half of all U.S. dentists no longer use mercury, and its use is being legally phased out in more than a dozen countries.

Consider Melatonin to Lower COVID-19 Risk Melatonin, a hormonal sleep aid, appears to reduce the risk of contracting COVID-19 by 30 percent, report researchers from the Cleveland Clinic. Among African Americans, a group disproportionately impacted by the virus, the risk was reduced by 52 percent. For the study, published in PLOS Biology, researchers used artificial intelligence to compare the host genes and proteins of the novel coronavirus to those of 64 other diseases across a range of categories. They found 34 drugs for possible repurposing, then combed through 27,000 patient records to find which drugs had in fact lowered the risk of contracting the virus. “We’re excited about these results and to study that connection more, but largescale observational studies and randomized controlled trials are essential to confirm what we’ve found here,” says lead researcher Feixiong Cheng.

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Tiny Invaders

Plastic Particles Ingested in Food and Water

Childhood Immunity Enhanced by Natural Environment

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Climate Change Makes Hurricane Destruction Worse


A study from the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University published in Nature predicts that hurricanes will remain stronger and persist longer after making landfall, causing greater and more widespread destruction, because of ocean waters heated by climate change. In the 1960s, hurricanes lost 75 percent of their energy in the first day after making landfall, but more recent hurricanes lost only about 50 percent of their energy in that same time. Hurricanes feed off heat energy from the sea and rapidly lose strength once they reach land. Pinaki Chakraborty, a senior author of the study, and its lead author, Ph.D. student Lin Li, analyzed data on storms that made landfall after forming in the North Atlantic between 1967 and 2018. They found that how slowly the storms weakened closely matched changes in sea surface temperatures during the same period. From computer simulations of hurricanes, they discovered that hotter temperatures allowed the hurricanes to hold on to more moisture, which they could continue to use as a source of heat energy once they reached land.


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Researchers at the University of Victoria, British Columbia, estimate people that drink bottled water ingest an additional 90,000 microplastic particles annually compared to 4,000 microplastics for those that drink only tap water. Food is contaminated with plastic as well, which we also ingest. The researchers took data from 26 studies that measured plastic in salt, beer, sugar, fish, shellfish, water and urban air, and combined it with U.S. dietary guidelines to calculate how many particles people likely consumed annually. The results are 50,000 particles per year for adults and 40,000 for children. When inhalation is included, the estimate rises to between 74,000 and 121,000 particles per year for adults. Even these figures are likely underestimated, because the foods in the studies make up only 15 percent of the typical American caloric intake. The particles’ effect on the human body is not yet understood. Another study revealed that some plastic is expelled from the body in feces. But there is also evidence that it gets absorbed, and that the tiniest particles can enter the bloodstream and lymphatic system, which could affect immune response and aid transmission of toxic chemicals.

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At the University of Helsinki, in Finland, a new project recorded in the journal Science Advances found that switching a child’s playground from gravel to natural forest floor could foster a better immune system within a month by exposing them to a greater variety of skin and gut bacteria. The researchers studied 75 children between 3 and 5 years of age at 10 daycare centers in two Finnish cities to see how a change in their playing environment altered their skin and gut microbiota, as well as immune markers in their blood. Four centers turned their gravel playgrounds into fields of forest floor, soil and grasses, while three already had that setting. Three others kept their existing gravel playground. One month after the changes were made, scientists collected samples of skin, blood and feces from the children. In just a few weeks, microbiota of the children at the renovated daycare centers quickly shifted to become more like the microbiomes of children that attended centers that already had more natural play surfaces. The children at the renovated daycare centers developed a higher ratio of the anti-inflammatory proteins to proinflammatory proteins in their blood, indicating that their immune systems were in better shape.


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Keep Germs Outside It may take some getting used to, and some friends may think it odd, but banning shoes in the house is a good idea. Research has shown that when we’re out and about, our shoes come into direct contact with a variety of microbes, including viruses and bacteria. If we walk around our homes in these same shoes without disinfecting them first, we can track in some of those germs and spread them throughout our living spaces. Pollen and mold can also come into the house on shoes. Upping the gross factor, think about picking up fecal matter left by pets on lawns, driveways and sidewalks, as well as the human kind from public restroom floors. Keeping the indoor sanctuary as clean as possible should be job number one, especially if one or more people in the house are allergy sufferers, immunocompromised individuals or small children that play on the floor and regularly stick things into their mouths. Organisms survive longer in carpets, which are harder to clean and disinfect than hard floors, but the easiest solution is to leave shoes by the front door. Setting up a seat and shoe storage area at the entrance makes the transition much easier.

Designate one or two pairs as indoor shoes—they could be slippers or comfy loafers that never go outdoors. Socks or good-old-fashioned bare feet are also options. Some people swear by antimicrobial doormats, wiping their feet two or more times on the treated mat before crossing the threshold. Periodically cleaning shoes is a good idea, too. The first step is to check the shoe manufacturer’s instructions. Some shoes, like canvas sneakers, can be placed in the washing machine and air dried. Most rubber or leather soles can be scrubbed with soapy water using an old toothbrush or a washcloth. Avoid detergents or cleaners with bleach unless the shoes are white. Thoroughly rinse off the soap to avoid making the shoes slippery. Asking guests to remove their shoes before entering the abode may feel awkward. Be kind and gentle when making the request, explaining that it will help preserve the family’s health. And if they seem uncomfortable, be flexible. When hosting a gathering, it may be wise to give invitees advance warning of the no-shoe preference so that they can bring slippers or socks. A proactive host might even have fresh socks or house shoes available for guests.

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“Isn’t now the perfect time to re-invent yourself?” That’s what Renee Ellis, founder of Live Your Knowing Counseling in Denver is asking women. As a professional counselor} for nearly 20 years, she should know about re-invention…and she’s experiencing a “revolution of the heart” that many women are now, too. “Due to the pandemic, many clients are changing their idea of what constitutes a successful life,” Renee says. She also did some soul searching of her own and realized her happy place is helping women transform their hearts and lives to reflect their calling, purpose and service. As a professional counselor, she asked herself these questions:

Y What gives me energy, and how can I continue to expand and do more of that? is holding me back, and how can I course-correct Y What and understand myself better? do I feel like I’m doing exactly what I’m here to do Y When and what’s happening in those moments? can I care for myself and my wishes for my life without Y How losing sight of my desire to be of service? can I add to the light of the world and be of service in Y How a way that’s fulfilling and meaningful?

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Renee often walks clients through the exploration of similar questions. She also listens and feels for where the energy, clarity and truth are in what clients share with her.  “Helping women transform is especially meaningful to me. Growing up, I watched one parent live out a passion at the expense of family, and the other work to survive the struggles of single parenthood. Neither were fulfilled and both paths took a toll. That wisdom and experience has shaped how I help my clients,” says Renee. “No one should have to live in a box. We all have the potential for transformation.” Additionally, Renee says, “In facilitating transformation, my role is not just to help women to live their best lives, but also to turn purpose into service, which is where real change and healing happens.  It’s the idea of helping clear the emotional clutter and connect with what calls women into a satisfying life but not stopping there. The next step is to ask, with newfound clarity and passion, how do I serve?” If you are having a revolution of the heart, says Renee, following this path often means confronting stories about our self-worth, our identity, our history, our co-dependence, and how we’ve stifled our creativity and our dreams.  Following this path means building a different relationship with ourselves, and often, with our spirituality.  Following this path means finding our truth and our magnificence.  “And this is the work I love.” Renee offers a complimentary consultation to help you discover if counseling is a good option for you. For scheduling or questions, renee@liveyourknowing.com or call or text Renee at 720- 984-9575. LiveYourKnowing.com or see ad page 23.

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Live a Heart-Healthy Lifestyle Integrative Cardiologists on Preventing Heart Disease

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Cardiology has made mind-boggling advances in efficiently repairing everything from clogged arteries to floppy mitral valves and even replacing the entire failing heart itself. Yet the stubborn fact remains that almost half of all Americans suffer from cardiovascular disease, killing one in four of us, and those numbers are rising. Research shows that simple lifestyle changes can prevent 80 percent of these deaths, but many cardiologists typically reach for a prescription pad rather than explore diet, exercise and other prevention options with their patients. “Medicine can be life-saving, but optimal heart health can’t come from medicine alone,” says cardiologist Stephen Devries, co-author of Integrative Cardiology. “There is a common belief among many physicians that patients generally don’t want to make lifestyle changes—an assumption that is often dead wrong and refuted by surveys of patients that show that the majority are looking to do exactly that.” Los Angeles restauranteur and musician Gianni Neiviller, 54, is such a case. When he found holistic cardiologist Cynthia Thaik three years ago, he had already endured four major surgeries for gut illnesses; was suffering from obesity, high blood pres-

sure, anxiety and depression; and was heavily abusing alcohol and marijuana. Thaik ordered tests that uncovered sleep apnea, and she encouraged him to turn to an allorganic diet, take vitamin and mineral supplements, exercise and practice mindfulness and meditation. “At first it was all fairly hard, but as I started losing the pounds, my mind became more clear, and little by little, it all started getting a bit easier,” Neiviller says. He lost 86 pounds within a year, got sober and ceased taking blood pressure medication and using a sleep apnea machine. He now walks six miles a day; practices a hybrid regimen of qigong, yoga and meditation; and is switching to a holistic health career. “When people try to push my buttons, they rarely succeed these days,” he smiles. Rebounding into vibrant health is what integrative cardiologists like Devries and Thaik strive for. Also known as preventive or holistic cardiologists, they focus on guiding patients to change long-held, harmful, physical and emotional practices. Although they are comparatively few in number— probably no more than 100 nationally— these doctors are vocal and influential, imparting valuable advice about preventing and reversing heart disease through daily lifestyle choices.

HEART-HAPPY EATING Substantial research affirms that one major line of defense against heart disease is what we put into our mouths every day, yet only 8 percent of cardiologists consider themselves capable to give nutritional advice, a survey showed. To counter that, Devries co-founded the Gaples Institute, a Naperville, Illinois, nonprofit that offers free nutritional training online to the public and nutritional accreditation for medical clinicians. Devries, who trained at Dr. Andrew Weil’s Center for Integrative Medicine at the University of Arizona, lectures internationally and recently authored What Your Doctor May Not Tell You About Cholesterol. “People have a lot more power over their heart health than they realize,” he says. According to Devries, the name of a diet is not as important as the anti-inflammatory foods it should contain, such as “a wide variety of vegetables and fruit, plenty of beans, whole grains in place of refined, minimizing or eliminating meat (especially processed meat like bacon and sausage), minimizing added sugar (especially from sugar-sweetened beverages) and using small amounts of the most healthful oils, like extra-virgin olive oil.” And the evidence is increasing, he says, of “minimizing or eliminating animal products and getting February 2021


most or all of your protein from highquality plant sources like beans, tofu, whole grains and nuts. Fish is one exception for which there is good evidence.” He’s backed up by a November 2020 study of 220,000 adults published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. It concludes that those with diets high in red and processed meat, refined grains and sugary beverages had a 46 percent higher risk of heart disease and a 28 percent higher risk of stroke compared to those consuming anti-inflammatory diets rich in green and yellow vegetables, whole grains, coffee and tea. Devries suggests that gradual, incremental changes to the diet may be easier than abrupt and dramatic choices. For example, he might recommend switching from sugary soda to flavored seltzer first, then trying lemon water and black tea with milk before opting for plain, green tea. Sipping a cup of green tea at least every other day reduces the risk of heart attacks and dying of heart disease by one-fifth, Chinese researchers report in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology.


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POWERFUL SUPPLEMENTS As a young cardiologist frustrated by the revolving-door nature of his patients, Stephen Sinatra came upon an obscure 1982 study of coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) that he realized could have saved the life of a favorite patient. This catalyzed his intensive studies into nutrition and bioenergetics that produced 17 books, including the bestselling Reverse Heart Disease Now and The Sinatra Solution. He helped formulate the new field of metabolic cardiology that proposes preventing and treating cardiovascular disease with nutraceuticals to improve energy production in heart cells. In addition to suggesting a high-potency, multi-nutrient, fish oil, magnesium and vitamin C for prevention, he recommends four key nutrients that produce and use adenosine triphosphate (ATP), the body’s basic cellular fuel: YCoQ10 is synthesized in the body, but declines with age and statin use. It protects from the free radical damage linked to inflammation. Dosage: 90 to 250 milligrams (mg) daily for prevention, 180 to 360 mg for hypertension and 300 to 600 mg for heart failure.

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YL-carnitine ferries fatty acids to be oxidized to make ATP and moves toxic metabolites out of heart cells. Dosage: 1,000 to 1,500 mg in divided doses to prevent deficiency and up to 3,000 mg for heart disease. YMagnesium, required in all reactions involving ATP, is depleted by some gastrointestinal medications and diuretics. Dosage: at least 400 mg. YD-ribose is a naturally occurring sugar derivative of ATP that hastens energy regeneration. Dosage: five to seven grams (gm) daily as a preventive, seven to 10 gm daily for heart failure. In other nutrient news, adults that took glucosamine/chondroitin every day for a year or longer had a 65 percent reduction in cardiovascular-related deaths, reports West Virginia University researchers that analyzed 16 years of data from 16,686 adults.

SMART TESTING Preventive cardiologist Joel Kahn, the author of Your Whole Heart Solution and The Plant-Based Solution, says that lab tests typically prescribed by cardiologists and other doctors are inadequate. “Standard lab tests have not changed in 30 to 40 years, but

science has,” he says. “For example, inflammation is now understood to be a fundamental process for most chronic diseases like heart disease and cancer. A simple lab test, hs-CRP, is available to measure inflammation. Very few doctors add this to their panel. When it is high, it leads to a search for why there is inflammation and diet, lifestyle and other measures to resolve it.” After 25 years as a cardiologist treating heart-attack emergencies, Kahn, who is vegan, went back to college to study preventive cardiology and set up the Kahn Center for Cardiac Longevity, in Bingham Farms, Michigan, which focuses on dietary counseling and preventive screenings. His list of “must have” tests includes:

Even moving a few minutes daily can add up. Doing 12-minute bursts of vigorous exercise favorably impacts 80 percent of the metabolites that govern such functions as oxidative stress, inflammation and vascular reactivity, reports a new study in Circulation. Just one hour a week of strength training significantly lowers the risk of heart attack, stroke and heart disease death, another study found. And simply holding thigh and calf stretches for 45 seconds for a total of five minutes daily improved arterial blood flow, reports a study in the Journal of Physiology.


YAdvanced cholesterol panel for a breakdown of LDL-cholesterol particle number and size, which is highly predictive of cardiovascular problems.

As a child in Myanmar, Thaik witnessed hands-on healing at a clinic she visited with her physician mother, but holistic care only entered her life after 20 years of practice as a frustrated cardiologist, when she was laid low by severe anemia that required transfusions and surgery. Today, the Harvard-trained cardiologist is the author of Your Vibrant Heart and founder of the Holistic Heart Healing Center, in Los Angeles, which integrates the medical model with lifestyle strategies and approaches like homeopathy and acupuncture. “I very much believe that we are both physical beings and energetic or spiritual beings. Our physical makeup is closely intertwined with our mental and emotional makeup,” Thaik says. She counsels patients to practice the following:

YLipoprotein(a) cholesterol to detect a risk-elevating genetic form of cholesterol that’s present in about 20 percent of those tested.

YMindfulness. “A mentor of mine, (life coach) Mary Morrisey, taught me to avoid the three Cs—complaining, comparing or criticizing. If you attempt to do this for even an hour, you will find that it is actually a hard task. Practicing this allows us to be acutely mindful of our thoughts.”

YHigh-sensitivity C-reactive protein (hsCRP) to identify inflammation of blood vessels.

YGratitude. “I wake up every morning and before my feet hit the floor, I make this statement five times and fill in five different answers: ‘I am so happy and grateful now that ...’”

YHemoglobin A1c (HbA1C) to obtain the three-month measure of sugar in hemoglobin, a marker of both diabetes and heart disease. YVitamin D to identify deficiencies linked to a higher risk of hypertension, heart failure, angina and heart attacks.

MOVE IT OR LOSE IT The American Heart Association recommends 150 minutes per week of moderateintensity aerobic activity (brisk walking, water aerobics, gardening, tennis, dancing) or 75 minutes of vigorous activity (running, jumping, swimming laps), as well as muscle-strengthening activity (weights) at least two days a week. Only 20 percent of adults exercise for the full 150 minutes per week, which may be why physical inactivity is a major factor in an estimated one-third of heart disease deaths. “I like to frame it as ‘being active’, because exercise sounds onerous,” Devries says. “Even a small amount of activity goes a long way—walking at a gentle pace 30 minutes a day confers very significant benefits. Up to a point, more can be better, but only for some people, and only to a point.”

YReleasing. “I believe the most important ingredient to health and healing is the ability to release—to forgive self and others, to let go and abandon all of our negative thoughts, our self-limiting beliefs, our notions of right and wrong, our feelings of injustice and being wronged.” She advises, “When we can abandon all these beliefs and allow ourselves to float or drift unimpeded—imagine yourself on a tube in a lazy river—that is when healing within our bodies begins, when our parameters of stress and the hormones and neurotransmitters associated with stress start to down-regulate, and we can literally feel a wave of relaxation passing through our bodies. This will lower our heart rate, blood pressure, adrenaline and cortisol levels, thereby mitigating our risk of a heart attack or stroke.” Ronica O’Hara, a natural health writer, can be contacted at OHaraRonica@gmail.com. More Heart-Healthy Strategies @ MileHighNaturalAwakenings.com


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We already know what it feels like to be in our hearts. Although we may feel disconnected from it and at times doubt ourselves, most often all we need to do to awaken it is to become still and quiet, and it will do the rest. When we draw our attention inward and focus on our heart center, it will calm and reassure us, often instantly. This may sound too good to be true, but this is exactly what happens when we invite and allow it. When we inhabit the heart, we awaken to our aliveness. We


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spontaneously arrive like a bolt of lightning in the present moment and all of our arguments against ourselves and life go quiet. Goodness pushes up through the chaos of our internal world and we feel lit from within by a light we had no idea was there. At any time, no matter where we are, no matter what we are doing, we can touch this place in ourselves and activate the benefits of the heart space. Try practicing now by placing a hand on your heart, breathe in and notice how this small act sends a message to soften and disarm. It is that simple. It’s about shifting and moving ourselves into this place of love and acceptance, allowing ourselves to be infused with the consciousness of our heart. If we look within, most of us can identify a vision we have, an image of who we want to become, an enhanced version of ourselves—something like You 2.0. This image is often kinder, more loving, openhearted, accepting, inspired and creative; it’s often

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less self-conscious and more gallant. This self doesn’t succumb to fear, anger or hardship and rises above everything with ease. This vision we have in our mind’s eye is the best representation of our heart-minded selves. It is the call of our heart. When we see this version as our potential rather than a reminder of our shortcomings, we can use it as a way—a tool—to help us move in the direction of our light. Take time throughout the day to bow our head and take three conscious breathes into our heart. Let its current feed us. Remember we are wise. We are soft. We are brave. Let all other noise stop. Re-enter the kingdom of our heart. Sarah Blondin is among the top three popular meditation teachers on InsightTimer, and the author of Heart Minded: How to Hold Yourself and Others in Love. Visit SarahBlondin.com.

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Shefali Tsabary on Conscious Relationships by Sandra Yeyati

Offering innovative approaches to mindful living, Shefali Tsabary, Ph.D., is a clinical psychologist, international keynote speaker and bestselling author of The Conscious Parent, Out of Control and her latest, The Awakened Family. She has presented talks at TEDx, the Kellogg Business School, The Dalai Lama Center for Peace and Education, and SuperSoul Sessions with Oprah Winfrey, who has endorsed her work as revolutionary and life-changing. WHY DO WE HAVE SO MUCH TROUBLE WITH OUR ROMANTIC RELATIONSHIPS?

Because we enter relationships without having entered a relationship with ourselves. We look to the other person and the relationship to fill us up, to give us what we are missing from within, and what we don’t realize is that the other person is there for the same reason. After the initial chemical, hormonal lust phase, we realize that the other person cannot be our parent figure and that they cannot fulfill our unfulfilled inner child needs. The disappointment is so great and the anger so livid that we spiral into hurt, disappointment and unmet expectations without realizing that the other hasn’t done anything. We typically attract people who are going to be mirrors that show us how we need to reparent ourselves and force us to repeat childhood patterns. If we have an issue of unworthiness, that’s going to show up. If we have fear of rejection, that’s going to show up, and all fingers point to the imperative that we do our own inner work.


The first step is realizing that what’s happening in the relationship is really a reflection of the inner state of being, and therefore isn’t the other person’s fault that I’m feeling rejected, hurt or unworthy. We stop trying to change, fix or blame the other. We then hire a therapist or join a selfdevelopment course and begin to understand our inner wounds from childhood that are being repeated in this current dynamic. We have to do the work. It’s not easy. It’s not going to happen just because we made an intellectual decision. It’s a quest, a constant unfolding, un-layering, evolving and becoming more. The goal is your arrival into your most authentic self—into your whole, free self. HOW DO WE REMAIN IN A RELATIONSHIP WHILE DOING THIS WORK?

We become more honest, more up front, more candid and ready to meet the other at our new place of growth. If the other doesn’t want to grow and cannot do this inner work because of their own inner demons and resistance, then maybe you won’t be able to continue on, but you will be conscious enough to be able to release the other of the expectation to continue on. A healthy relationship is a relationship where each person takes responsibility for their own inner growth and their own inner wounds, doesn’t project their needs on the other, parents themselves into a state of wholeness and then releases the other to be free. HOW DO YOU DEFINE LOVE?

Most of us love egoically, which is loving the other because they make us feel good about ourselves, and the moment they stop making us feel good about ourselves, we actually leave them. That’s why there’s so much divorce. That’s not love. Egoic love is possession, ownership and control. Most of us are mired in those kinds of relationships; the institution of marriage actually supports ownership, possession and control. True, or high love, is the understanding that the other is with you and you are with them to encourage each other’s growth and to see each other be their most authentic, free selves. If that includes being with us, we’re happy. If that includes not being with us, we’re as happy. That’s true love, because you’re in love with the other person’s essence and you’re more invested in the other person’s whole self rather than the self that you want to own and possess. WHAT IS CONSCIOUS INTIMACY?

Conscious intimacy starts with how intimate and honest you are with yourself—how sexually connected you are with your needs and your desires. The more unabashed, bare, spontaneous and transparent you can be with yourself, the more you will seek and be around partners who can hold that space with you. For more information, including online courses, visit DrShefali.com. Her Free to Be course specifically addresses conscious relationship issues. Sandra Yeyati, J.D., is a professional writer. Reach her at SandraYeyati@gmail.com. February 2021


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VEGGIE TRICKS How to Get Kids to Eat Better by Ronica O’Hara

It’s the rare parent that doesn’t have to plead and plot to get a child to eat vegetables. That’s not surprising; almost no one is born with a natural hankering for broccoli, and being wary of strange new foods may be hardwired in us so we can survive as a species. Happily, clever workarounds can help move a child past exclaiming, “Yuck!” as these parenting bloggers, nutritionists and other grownups have learned in the veggies-are-goodfor-you trenches.

ended up loving them!” writes Sarah Miller, at HomeSchooling4Him.com.

SERVE SMOOTHIES. “The combinations are endless. Pack it full of spinach, kale, frozen zucchini or cauliflower. Then add a frozen banana or other fruit, plus your milk of choice (like cashew milk) then blend. Bam! You have a naturally sweetened, veggie-filled, delicious drink for your child, and they don’t even know they’re drinking their vegetables,” writes Emily Lesh, at ExperiencedMommy.com.

TEMPT THEM. “When I’m making dinner, I like to have carrots or cucumbers available on the counter. They always come in to try to get snacks and if they see those, they will ‘sneak them away’ to eat them, since I tell them no more snacks or food til dinner,” writes Heather Hoke, at EmbracingChaosWithLove.com.


USE SPRINKLES. “Everyone loves sprinkles! You can use chia seeds, microplaned broccoli head, flaxseed, grated carrots or even frozen yogurt dots. It transforms the food into something much more exciting,” writes Danielle Zold, at PickyEatingDietitian.com.


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GET THEM COOKING. “My kids love to help in the kitchen, and I have found that they are much more likely to try foods that they have helped to cook. We made our cranberries from scratch for Thanksgiving. My kids loved watching the cranberries boil and pop in the pot and seeing them change colors as they cooked. When dinnertime came, they were excited to try the cranberries, and my daughter

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ROTATE FAMILY CHOICES. “Everyone in the family gets to choose one meal on one night of the week. We all commit to eating whatever the family member has chosen. This has helped our kids to try meals that aren’t on their favorite list, as they know that they’ll get their turn to choose soon,” writes Sophia Nomicos, at MasAndPas.com.

REWARD MULTIPLE ATTEMPTS. “Just because a kid hates a veggie the first 10 times you offer it doesn’t mean they’ll hate it forever. I try to make it fun by having kids track veggies they’ve tried and the number of times they’ve tried them with stickers on a veggie discovery table, which means even foods they dislike feel rewarding to try,” writes Jess Dang, at CookSmarts.com. BE SNEAKY. “Take something kids already like and make it with healthier ingredients. For example, if your kid loves meatballs, start by making them homemade, then adding in healthy things like frozen chopped spinach. I’ll grate zucchini and carrots and put them in about any pasta, meatloaf, burgers. I used to think sneaking in veggies was a bad thing,

but honestly, it’s been great for our family,” writes Stephanie Rapone, at PantryToPlate.net. TALK UP THE BENEFITS. “I have found that when my son doesn’t want to eat something, he is much more likely to eat it if I tell him its benefits. For example, I told him, ‘When you eat carrots, they make your eyes stronger, and they help you see in the dark.’ He loves to eat carrots now. He says, ‘Now I will be able to see in the dark!’ I am learning a lot this way, too. We Google the benefits of food at least once a day,” writes Elizabeth Manly, at DiscoveryPlayShop.com. REINFORCE. “Explain that when a child feels good, she can attribute it to eating healthy. For example, if we managed to get our daughter to eat an apple—her favorite fruit that she now eats every day—I would say, ‘Wow, you sure ran around a lot at the playground. That apple you ate gave you a lot of energy,’” writes Kirsten Schuder, author of Schooling Your Kids Through a Pandemic. Ronica O’Hara, a natural health writer, can be contacted at OHaraRonica@gmail.com.

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What the Research Shows BE PERSISTENT. Don’t give up too soon. Researchers have found that it can take toddlers five to 10 times in tasting a new food before enjoying it; and for 3-to-4-year-olds, up to 15 trials. PUTTING ON AN APRON HELPS. A study of Canadian fifthgraders in 151 schools found that those that helped with meal prep and cooking were more likely to eat vegetables and fruit. GIVING KIDS A CHOICE WORKS. Australian kids that were offered a choice of broccoli, cauliflower or green beans for five weeks ate twice as many veggies as children offered only one vegetable. THINKING A FOOD IS RARE MAKES IT SPECIAL. In a recent study, 5-year-olds that were told there weren’t many more carrots than were on a plate ate 50 percent more carrots; 96 percent of those kids rated the carrots as yummy, compared to 67 percent in a no-limit carrot control group.


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Dr. Katia Meier and staff offer Certified Nutrition therapists, specializing in the food-brain connection, nutrition for cancer prevention, autoimmune diseases, food sensitivities/allergies, elimination diets and medically supervised weight loss.. See full listing under PHYSICAN.

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Physician: Board Certified Holistic CLEAR SKY MEDICAL

Dr. Katia Meier 9085 E Mineral Circle, #260, Centennial 303-790-7860 | ClearSkyMedical.com Feel and look your best with Dr Katia Meier, Board Certified Holistic MD specializing in whole body health for children and adults. 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 Program, Medical Weight Loss for men and women. Make your appointment today.

Women’s Personal and Spiritual Growth LIVE YOUR KNOWING COUNSELING Renee Ellis, MA LPC RMT 1211 S Parker Road, Ste 103, Denver 720-984-9575

Has your idea of a successful and meaningful life changed? Together, we can help you move through loss and confusion and guide you to inner clarity, purpose, and self-confidence. The compassionate support of a professional specializing in counseling for women, grief and spiritual growth, IFS Therapy and Energy Healing will help you integrate your soul’s journey with the benefits of traditional counseling. Complimentary consultation available.

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