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SUPER DETOX STRATEGIES Remove Barriers to Optimal Health


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MONEY Shifting our Perspective

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leansing and Detoxification have been a part of spiritual traditions ever since mankind recorded such things. Here at the home office for Mile High Natural Awakenings, we’ve engaged in regular “cleanses” for the past 15 years. We became hooked on the skyrocketing energy, better sleep, weight loss, fluid balance, optimism and confidence that accompanied a raw, unprocessed diet. Support and direction are critical to make sure the experience is a positive one. And that’s just the physical side of cleansing. Forgiveness, with its multiple layers, may be the ultimate emotional cleanse. Grudges and resentments are like heavy anchors of negativity in our gut. The hardest to let go of are the ones that seem fully justified! Sometimes we must start with just the willingness to forgive. Eventually, we realize it was our own opinions, judgments and expectations that caused our suffering and separation. And we can forgive ourselves for that, too. When it comes to money, we could all use a ‘detox.’ Money is just a symbol of energy. Do you have any beliefs about money that are holding you back? Beliefs like: “Money is the root of all evil,” “I’ll be happy when I have enough,” “I must earn it through hard work,” “Money doesn’t grow on trees,” “When I’m fully deserving, I will have money.” Ugh. Our hearts truly desire safety, security, abundance, prosperity and love – which are all gifts from Source and gifts don’t need to be earned!

Thought, Word, Deed. Knowledge, Experience, Being. Free will means the choice is up to us where we focus our mind and what becomes ‘true’ for us. We remember that our Inner life creates our Outer life, not the other way around! The beauty and love we hold in our hearts and minds must show up in our lives – spiritual law says so. It has manifested as this magazine full of amazing experts, leaders, practitioners and products that will help you take your next steps to a life full of Truth, Beauty and Light.

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he Phenomenon & The Gift returns to Colorado at the Omni Interlocken Resort in Broomfield September 9-10. This life-changing, two-day journey is conducted by the Oneness Guides at Oneness University in Southwest India and broadcast live to Denver. According to organizers, the P&G takes participants through an inner journey of self-realization and healing, leading to a state of deep awareness and inner calm. Participants connect to the magic and power of the Phenomenon of Golden ORB in the sacred presence of Sri Bhagavan to fulfill their heart’s desires and to experience higher dimensions. The course includes: • Practical tools for improving relationships and developing emotional intelligence; • Practices that access a Higher Self for enhancing everyday life and productivity; • A unique meditation practice that quiets the mind, reduces stress and increases performance; • Effective methodology to help you create and receive precisely what you want in life. Participants report spontaneous healing of relationships, unexpected growth in their business and careers, and increased focus, energy and happiness. Oneness University is an international school dedicated to human transformation through emotional and spiritual growth. This transformation results in greater self-awareness, enhanced family relationships, a cohesive society and ultimately, a state of Oneness for humanity. The Phenomenon and The Gift welcomes everyone. There are no prerequisites to attend this course. Learn more at or See ad page 5.

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he annual Denver Pet Expo will be held August 19-20th at the Denver Merch Mart, where attendees can enjoy a fun-filled and educational day with their best pet friend. This free, indoor, air-conditioned event attracts thousands of pet lovers along with their furry, feathered and reptilian pals who are looking to enjoy a day of live entertainment, education, adoptions, contests and demonstrations. Learn about pet care, volunteerism, grooming, behavior, and fun activities, with author readings and signings, a mega-adoption event, and exhibitors with products and services for your pet. Pets are welcome if they’re on a fixed lead and have proof of ageappropriate rabies vaccines. If your pet is not up-to-date, there will be discounted vaccinations and lowcost microchipping available. See ad page 11.


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he Global Spiritual Fellowship, a community of like-minded individuals whose mission is to “build a global organization that serves as a compassionate light by fostering oneness and expanding consciousness through education and resources,” invites you to attend their next ‘meet and greet’ July 16th 4 – 6 p.m. at the First Spiritual Science Church, 3375 S Dahlia St., Denver. Come together to network, share ideas and resources to expand the possibilities for all. “Are you a light worker, healer, shaman, or like-minded with our mission and vision statement? Do you want to bring elevated consciousness, love and oneness into the world? Plus GREAT hors d’oeuvres?!!” says organizer Sharon Shores. Contact Sharon Shores at to learn more. RSVP

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ead to historic downtown Littleton for the second annual Outlaw Yoga Rocks Bega Park Summer Series on July 16th and August 6th at 10am at Bega Park, 2250 W. Main St., Littleton. Local musicians Seth Larson, KenK, and Marco Di Ferreira will open your heart and mind through music, while Outlaw teachers lead. According to organizers, your $10 minimum donation will go fully toward supporting The Give Back Yoga Foundation. For more info, email

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igh Ride Cycle opens on July 8th in the SloHi neighborhood of Denver, 4433 W 29th Ave., Suite 204, Denver. High Ride incorporates cardio, weights and resistance to provide a full body workout. The combination of music, lights and class energy help create a positive and rewarding experience for the 45-minute workout. Husband and wife founders, Scott and Megan Hanson, throw the garage doors open for mountain views and fresh air. Mention this news item for one free class! Contact Scott Hanson at

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ecca Williams, leader of bi-monthly “Elevation Ceremonies,” experiential evenings that pair cannabis with ancient Eastern meditative techniques, is introducing “salons” for discussion and sharing personal experiences about cannabis as a healing spirit medicine. “I get ongoing questions about the use of cannabis as a spirit plant that supports transformational healing and awakening,” Williams says. “The salons are a safe and confidential space to talk about cannabis for emotional support and healing.” The salons will be held Tuesdays, 7 p.m. in the Cherry Creek area. Topics include: “How do I use cannabis in meditation?”, “Why does cannabis amplify my social anxiety?” and “Cannabis as an Esoteric Energy Mover.” The sessions are suitable for adults of all levels and are always plant medicine-optional. Becca Williams is a group facilitator, speaker and mentor for personal and collective transformation. Contact her at See Save the Date page 26.


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livestream package for the International Association for Near-Death Studies Colorado conference Aug 3-6 is available for the discounted price of $95.00 until July 12. Everyone is invited to “learn about Love, Light and Healing Energy: Affirming Near-Death Experiences with keynote speakers to include bestselling authors, medical professionals and scientists.” Those who can’t attend the Westminster event in person can sign up to hear 22 hours of keynote speakers and special presentations as video-ondemand through October 15. Two free videos from previous conferences are your free gift. There is a smaller package for $75. Consider this as a gift for friends and family who can not travel! IANDS will have two sessions at this conference. A session on HealthcareEducation-Research-Science all day Thursday, Aug 3 for professionals and others interested in this aspect of near-death studies, followed by a General Session, Friday through Sunday 4th-6th. Love and healing energy from the Light are the most frequent and powerful messages brought back by NDErs. Affirmation comes from evidence and corroboration of these experiences gained through both personal testimony and research of the NDE phenomena. This conference is for anyone who has ever been touched by a Near-Death or Spiritually Transformative Experience (STE), as well as researchers and others who seek affirmation and greater awareness of the experience. Many people have had this experience. You are not alone. OPEN TO EVERYONE interested in these experiences! To learn more: 919-383-7940,, or visit to see the entire list of notable authors, guest speakers and workshops. See Save the Date page 26.

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bner-Page Productions presents “Magnify Your Purpose”, featuring spiritual mediums Lynn Van Praagh–Gratton and Elisa Malangone, Sunday August 27 from 2-5 p.m. at The Clocktower Cabaret, 1601 Arapahoe St., in Denver. “This will be an inspiring and magical event, with the opportunity to connect to your loved ones that have passed on. Gifted and heart-centered spiritual mediums Lynn Van Praagh- Gratton and Elisa Malangone are joining forces to deliver powerful and purposeful messages from beyond. This enjoyable afternoon will include live vocal performance, sound healing, essential oils, teas and desserts. Enjoy personal healing and insight; a chance to magnify your soul purpose and awaken your greatest potential,” say promoters. Lynn Van Praagh-Gratton utilizes her unique gift of mediumship to convey messages of hope, love and compassion to those who have suffered the loss of loved ones. These messages bring closure, peace and love to people all over the country. `Elisa Malangone is an internationally respected Spiritual Medium who has a genuine heart-centered approach when connecting with Spirit. She is extremely respectful, gracious, validating, precise and deeply compassionate. The gentle delivery of life-changing insight, loving guidance and healing messages have brought healing and comfort for 18 years. For more information and tickets, contact or 303720-8129. Ebner–Page Productions specializes in media projects including internet television, cabaret shows for charity and special events that make a difference.,


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oin “Emerging Women Live” for four days of collaboration and inspiration with women of influence across all industries October 5-8 at The Westin Hotel in Denver. Packed with workshops, one-on-one coaching, authentic connection, daily practices, and a fire walk, this intimate event features thought leaders Elizabeth Gilbert (author of Big Magic); Alicia Garza (co-founder of Black Lives Matter); Esther Perel (author of Mating in Captivity: Unlocking Erotic Intelligence); Sera Beak (author of Red Hot and Holy); and Amanda Steinberg (CEO of DailyWorth). From money to mindset, passion to purpose, sex to self-concept, EWL consists of networking circles, morning practices, keynotes, workshops, and breakouts plus dinner on Thursday and Saturday evenings and buffet lunch on Friday. EW is a global network of women creating new leadership paradigms and inspiring others to express themselves authentically while integrating core feminine values like connection, collaboration, intuition, empathy and heart. It is a global platform for leaders and entrepreneurs to catalyze their vision, create powerful connections, and explore the many issues that women in business face today. They offer international events, networking circles, and online content that build community and know-how for women leaders. Register by July 31st to save $300.

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astle Rock Cryo Care, 751 Maleta Lane Suite 104 in Castle Rock, is now open for business and offering specials for new clients. Dr. Michael DeSimone has transitioned from a 30-year career serving his dentistry patients to focusing solely on his cryotherapy clients. Since 2009, cryotherapy has been popular in professional locker rooms like the Denver Broncos for its ability to reduce pain, swelling and inflammation – reducing recovery time from tough workouts. Originally introduced in Japan during the 1970s as a treatment for rheumatoid arthritis, it became mainstream in Europe during the ‘90s with physical therapists, doctors, and chiropractors. According to Dr. DeSimone, each -200°F, three-minute session can create a surge of energy for the client that burns 500-800 calories. Clients experience from the first session: improvements in recovery from injury or surgery; healthy, youngerlooking skin; boosted immune system; and relief from chronic, painful conditions like RA. “I have clients report better night’s sleep and even swifter recovery from jet lag. All of this can be accomplished without the use of pharmaceuticals. Helping others like this is in my DNA,” says DeSimone. New Client Offer – Two cryotherapy treatments for $50 ($130 value). Mon-Fri 9-7; Sat 8-4; Sun 8-1. Schedule your appointment at 303-663-6990. See ad page 7.




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ark Anthony the Psychic Lawyer® / Psychic Explorer® will connect random audience members with their loved ones on the other side Saturday, July 29 at 7pm in the Arvada Center. Mark is the author of the award winning critically acclaimed best-sellers Never Letting Go and Evidence of Eternity submitted for a Pulitzer. He is a world-renowned fourth generation psychic medium who communicates with spirits in addition to being an Oxford-educated attorney, licensed to practice law in Florida, Washington D.C. and before the United States Supreme Court. Most recently, Mark was featured on the Emmy award winning show The Doctors and is seen regularly on ABC, NBC, CBS, MSNBC, FOX TV, major talk radio shows and in print media, as a psychic medium, paranormal expert and legal analyst in high profile cases. Mark is a headline speaker at conventions, expos and spiritual organizations such as the Edgar Cayce A.R.E., Spirit Symposium, IANDS-International Association of Near-Death Studies and universities including Brown, Columbia, Harvard and Yale. For an evening of spirit communication and “edutainment” for your soul, get your tickets now! $45 prepaid /$50 at door. For tickets call 303-964-9339 or visit & click on Event Listing. To learn more about Mark, go to See ad page 3. natural awakenings

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he province of Ontario began a complete phaseout of its coal-fired power plants in 2005, with all of them having closed by 2015. While the costly measure was expected to produce minor air quality improvements, officials predicted that the resulting health benefits would accrue $3 billion in annual healthcare savings for the community. Realized savings can be seen in the drastic reduction of smog days in Ontario, down to just one since 2014. “Let’s compare that to 2005, when residents of the Greater Toronto Area suffered through 53 smog days while coal, with its toxic emissions, provided 19 percent of the province’s power,” says Vanessa Foran, president and CEO of The Asthma Society of Canada. “It’s obvious that shutting Ontario’s coal plants has helped clean the air; it’s also given a new lease on life to millions that suffer with asthma.” More proof of the medical benefits come from an assessment conducted by Toronto Public Health in 2014. It reported a 23 percent reduction in air pollution-related premature deaths in the city between 2000 and 2011, as well as a 41 percent reduction in related hospital admissions during the same period.



study from the University of Florida, in Gainesville, has found that the probiotic combination of lactobacilli and bifidobacteria (sold as Kyo-Dophilus) helps relieve the symptoms of seasonal allergies. Researchers split 173 healthy adults with mild seasonal allergies into two groups during the height of the spring allergy season. The first group was given the probiotic combination, while the other group received a placebo. The subjects filled out a weekly online survey for eight weeks about their allergy symptoms and discomfort levels. The probiotic combination resulted in fewer allergyrelated nasal symptoms plus quality-of-life improvements.


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study of distance runners by Texas A&M University, in College Station, determined that short-term supplementation of dried tart cherry powder improved running times, decreased inflammation and increased muscle metabolism and immunity. The researchers divided 27 endurance-trained young adult athletes into two groups. Eleven participants were given a daily powdered tart cherry supplement for 10 days, and 16 were given a rice flour placebo. All completed a half-marathon near the end of the 10-day trial. The researchers tested fasting blood samples and a quadriceps muscle soreness rating prior to the run, 60 minutes after the run and 24 and 48 hours post-run. The tart cherry group reported 13 percent faster average running times, as well as significantly lower inflammatory markers. They also reported 34 percent lower quadriceps soreness prior to the run. Tart cherry supplementation also increased immunity and resulted in better muscle metabolism.


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meta-study from Tufts University, in Medford, Massachusetts, documents a revealing relationship between diet and food prices. The researchers found that taxation of unhealthy foods and price reductions of healthy foods help shift consumers to healthier purchases. They reviewed data from 11 studies on the impact of adding tariffs to unhealthy foods that lead to higher prices and 19 studies that examined the effects on the demand of reducing the prices of healthy foods. They discovered that consumers purchased 14 percent more fruits and vegetables when prices were reduced by 10 percent. Other healthy food price reductions produced similar results, with a 16 percent increase in consumption with each 10 percent price drop. The researchers examined the impact of increases in the price of sugary drinks and fast foods. Following 10 percent price hikes, consumption of these items decreased by 7 percent and 3 percent, respectively. “The global food system is exacting a staggering toll on human health, and this is very costly, both in terms of real healthcare expenses and lost productivity,” says Dr. Dariush Mozaffarian, senior author of the meta-study and dean of the university’s Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy. “Our findings suggest that subsidies and taxes are a highly effective tool for normalizing the price of foods toward their true societal cost. This will both prevent disease and reduce spiraling healthcare costs, which are causing a tremendous strain on both private businesses and government budgets.”

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A study in the journal Nature Communications examined wild bee populations relative to the use of controversial neonic (neonicotinoid) pesticides from 1994 to 2011, and discovered that extinction rates paralleled their use on plants throughout the country. The 34 species analyzed experienced a 10 percent population drop across the board, with five of the species seeing a decrease of 20 percent or more, and the most-impacted group declining by 30 percent. Researchers say this indicates that up to half of the population decline could be attributed to the use of neonics. “It contributes, but there is a bigger picture,” says Jeffrey Pettis, an entomologist at the U.S. Department of Agriculture Beltsville Bee Laboratory, in Maryland. Other factors are thought to include parasites such as varroa mites and nosema fungus (a bacterial disease known as foulbrood) plus viruses, drought and loss of habitat. Meanwhile, the Friends of the Earth (FOE) environmental group has launched a petition calling on the Ace and True Value hardware companies to follow Lowe’s and Home Depot’s example of phasing out the pesticides. FOE says, “If these garden retailers don’t act fast, they’ll lose customers. A new poll shows that 66 percent of Americans prefer to shop at Lowe’s and Home Depot because they’ve committed to stop selling bee-killing pesticides.”


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them to emit a tensor field capable of harmonizing cellular vibrations for health and healing, according to Katharina. Akiko, using Emoto’s technique, photographed plain tap water, tap water running through the ring, sitting in the ring for 15 minutes, and sitting in the ring overnight. The photos show that exposure to Sacred Cubit Light-Life Rings changed the structure of water. According to the USGS, the human body is composed of up to 60% water. Could this be the reason why users of Light-Life products report increased energy, emotional uplift, and increased healing?


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to Cleanse Body & Mind Take Toxins Out of Your Life by Meredith Montgomery

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he term “detox” has been gaining traction in health circles, but cleansing practices have existed for millennia, ranging from Egyptian hydrotherapy to Medieval Lenten practices and Native American fasting, smudging and sweat lodges. The truth is that we need cleansing now more than ever – to rid our bodies of chemical overload and our minds of negative thinking. The Environmental Defense Fund has counted more than 100 chemicals produced in the U.S. that are present in everyday products and hazardous to humans and the environment. “Our body is a natural detoxifier, ridding itself of toxins through pooping, peeing, sweating and shedding skin. But in our current toxic overload situation, it’s not always an efficient process,” observes Deanna Minich, Ph.D., an author and functional nutritionist in Washington state. Some experts believe many commercial detoxification programs are unsafe, extreme and ineffective. “Psychologically, a short-term cleanse can act as a stepping stone if you’re eating fast food and donuts every day,” says Dr. Michael Greger, a Washington,


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D.C., physician specializing in clinical nutrition and author of How Not to Die. “What matters more is longterm—what you’re eating a decade from now. No quick fix is going to do it, it’s a lifestyle change.”

Feed Your Microbiome When the microbiome becomes depleted, overall health is affected. Dr. Robynne Chutkan, a gastroenterologist at Georgetown University Hospital, founder of the Digestive Center for Wellness, in Washington, D.C., and author of Gutbliss and The Microbiome Solution, explains, “The GI tract is the body’s

We’re all exposed to toxins, but if our inner terrain is healthy, our body can flush them out, so we won’t get sick. ~Robynne Chutkan

“Health and wealth have become associated with cleanliness, yet the opposite is probably true,” assesses Chutkan. “Kids come in from the playground to use hand sanitizers and eat processed snacks. Instead, discard the microbiome-disrupting sanitizer and provide fresh vegetables for them to eat outside. We don’t want kids exposed to any serious pathogens, but getting a little dirty is essential.” Studies have found that children with pets are more likely to have fewer


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engine, and microbes are the worker bees that operate the machinery so that digestion and toxin removal can happen.” She recommends switching to a plant-filled diet to effectively repopulate the microbiome and be aware of how food is grown. “Much store-bought produce, even organic options, is grown in depleted soil. Seek out biodynamic farmers that prioritize nutrientrich soil to foster microbes,” Chutkan says. Even planting a couple of herbs or microgreens on the kitchen windowsill can make a difference. “Just picking those herbs and getting your hands in healthy dirt increases your exposure to health-promoting microbes.”

allergies and infections and take fewer antibiotics than those living in pet-free households (Clinical & Experimental Allergy and Kuopio University Hospital, Finland). Pets that venture outdoors bring healthy microbes inside; so does fresh air, which purifies poorer quality indoor air. Chutkan also warns of excessive bathing. “When we scrub ourselves, we rub off microbes and naturally occurring oils; unless we’re filthy, we just need to gently rinse.” Marketers convince consumers that products with toxic ingredients are necessities, but coconut oil, apple cider vinegar and honey can effectively replace many toiletries.

Burn Fat Cells According to ayurveda, burning fat fuels detoxification because toxins from preservatives, pollutants, pesticides and other damaging chemicals are stored in our fat cells. When fat is metabolized and used as an energy source, the toxins are released, ready to be flushed out. “When we’re not burning fat, toxins can accumulate, cause congestion in the lymphatic channels, overwhelm the liver and ultimately be deposited back into fat cells or stored in the arteries, heart and brain,” comments Certified Ayurvedic Practitioner Dr. John Douillard, of Boulder, Colorado. He’s the

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no snacks is not possible yet, have a nonfat high-protein snack and plan to eat more protein at your next meal,” suggests Douillard. “Or start with four meals, and work your way down to three.” Aim to drink half your healthiest body weight in ounces of room-temperature water every day, while also sipping warm-to-hot water—believed to soften the intestinal tract, move the lymph and hydrate the cells more effectively than cold water—every 10 to 15 minutes for two weeks. Plain water has a hydrating effect that not even lemon water can replicate.

author of Eat Wheat and a former director of player development and nutrition advisor for the New Jersey Nets professional basketball team.

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to add seasonal steamed vegetables, oatmeal and other gluten-free grains.

Few Snacks, More Water Work toward eating three meals a day—a light breakfast, big lunch and light and early dinner—without snacking in-between, and fasting for 13 hours each night. Douillard notes, “This regimen should be maintained beyond the cleanse because it gives the body a chance to use up its carbohydrates—its normal, go-to fuel—and switch to its calmer, more stable, detoxifying fuel—body fat.” Adapt the cleanse to avoid strain, because when under stress, the lymphatic system shuts down and the body stores fat and toxins. “If three meals a day with

Personal Care Detox

ersonal care products are one of the least regulated industries in the U.S. according to the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics. The skin is the largest organ of our body, and vital for resisting pathogens while aiding overall detoxification. It is semi-permeable – absorbing substances through the dermis that store in the fatty tissues or enter the bloodstream. Personal care products can contain petrolatum, silicones, acrylates, synthetic color and fragrance that have detrimental effects on the skin. Petroleum-derived ingredients sit on the surface, blocking pores and inhibiting their function. ‘Fragrance’ can include


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more than 100 different chemicals that contribute to allergies and cause sensitivity (Environmental Health Perspectives Jan 2011). Phthalates, added to make fragrance last longer, are well-known hormone disruptors and are banned in the European Union (National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences). Switching to products that are free of these toxins can make a difference in as little as three days, according to a study published in Environmental Health Perspectives (March 2016). After only three days of using healthier products, levels of parabens, phthalates, oxybenzone and triclosan decreased in a group of teenage girls.

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To stimulate the body’s natural ability to burn fat, Douillard recommends a four-day, at-home detox cleanse. “The digestive system is responsible for delivering nutrients and escorting dangerous toxins out of your body; if you can’t digest well, you can’t detoxify well,” he says. Unlike drastic fasts and juice cleanses, which can deplete nutrients, he recommends stimulating fat metabolism with a cleanse that starts each morning with melted ghee followed by a simple nonfat diet throughout the day. According to research published in Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine, ghee, a clarified butter, has been proven to remove environmental toxins by attaching to toxic fats. Kitchari, the staple of the meal plan, is a nourishing and easy-todigest, porridge-like blend of beans, rice and Indian spices. “When you eat a mono diet of just kitchari, your body can transfer the energy that normally goes toward digestion into cleansing and healing other systems,” says Douillard. For those not ready to maintain such a limited diet, he recommends a polydiet with the option

as heavy metals and pesticides, are toxic barriers that weigh us down, sapping energy that might be used for better things.” Her 21-day program is designed to establish long-term lifestyle changes with simple habits. She recommends monitoring our emotions and tracking thoughts with daily writing exercises. “Look at yourself like you’re examining a food label to get to the root of limiting patterns,” she says, encouraging questions such as, “Is this thought healthy for me?” or, “Do I want this thought in my being?” Be mindful of speech as well; swearing, exaggerating and interrupting can have deleterious effects, while uplifting affirmations can inspire positive actions. She attests that visualization can help prevent the creative self from shutting down, another aspect of toxicity. “Be intuitive and imaginative; allow creative expression to flow. Before you can manifest what you want in life, you have to envision it.” Minich wants patients to invite introspection by taking a few minutes each day to be in solitude and silence, allowing meaning and purpose to surface. Daily stress relief practices such as meditation, yoga, self-massage and mindful breathing can foster stress reduction. “Life shouldn’t feel like an emergency. We need to navigate around stress so we’re not inundated by it,” counsels Douillard. By extracting toxins through sweat and circulating nutrients, physical activity is equally important for detoxification, but it’s also a form of self-love. “It expands your sense of possibilities, freeing you to go where you will and to carry burdens lightly,” Minich says. In this age of personalized medicine, Minich encourages patients to focus on the parts of a detox program that they need most, whether it’s diet, exercise, massage, emotional well-being or spirituality. She reminds us that the desire and need to cleanse is universal.“Detox is as old as humankind.” Meredith Montgomery publishes Natural Awakenings of Gulf Coast Alabama/Mississippi (HealthyLiving

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Four Reasons to Break a Sweat The Fast Path to Flushing Toxins by Deanna Minich


octors, health experts and fitness gurus tell us that we should break a sweat every day—and for good reason. Sweat not only activates a host of benefits tied to healthboosting exercise, perspiring itself is curative. Whether sitting in a sauna, walking on a warm day or working out, sweating is a necessary bodily function with powerful healing effects. By clearing out a range of toxins, sweat plays an essential role in the body’s natural detoxifying function. Here are some of the toxins it helps eliminate:


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Persistent organic pollutants (solvents, fumigants and insecticides): A clinical study of


Phthalate (plasticizer): Phthalate, found in plas-

20 participants published in BioMed Research International found that their sweat samples contained a range of toxins, including pesticides DDT/DDE, endosulfan, methoxychlor and endrin. Nearly all parent compounds of these pesticides were evident, demonstrating that sweating is an effective way of excreting and diminishing the body’s toxic burden. One sweat sample contained some pesticides not present in the subject’s blood or urine samples, suggesting that some pesticides are only mobilized and eliminated through sweating.

tic products, is also removed through sweat. Research published in the Scientific World Journal evaluated blood, sweat and urine samples from 20 individuals and discovered that all of them contained the common mono2-ethylhexyl phthalate (MEHP). The concentrations of this

toxin in sweat were more than twice as high as those in the urine, showing that sweating may be the best way of ridding the body of this endocrine-disrupting compound.


Heavy metals: Another study of 20 patients reported in the Archives of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology found that subjects’ sweat contained about 24 times more cadmium, 19 times more nickel, 16 times more lead and almost three times more aluminum than their urine. Overall, sweat proved more effective than urine at removing 14 of the 18 heavy metals studied. It also contained and, therefore, expelled larger quantities of 16 of the 18 metals than the blood samples did. Of all the metals, aluminum was found at the highest concentrations in sweat, with zinc, copper and nickel also occurring at relatively high levels.


Bisphenol A (BPA): Researchers reporting in the Journal of Environmental and Public Health examined the blood, urine and sweat of 20 participants for BPA, an endocrine-disrupting toxin found in canned foods, plastic water bottles and other items. Of the 20 sweat samples collected, 16 contained BPA, while only 14 urine and 2 blood samples tested positive for the toxin. This reveals that sweat is the most effective way of removing BPA build-up in the body; just as vital, it demonstrates that testing blood or urine for toxicity levels may not present the whole picture.

A wide range of activities, including exercising and engaging in sports, can help us break a sweat. A low-impact option

is spending time in a sauna. Notably, in a focused study, the sweat from an infrared sauna expelled more bismuth, cadmium, chromium, mercury and uranium than that produced by a steam sauna. The steam sauna caused higher levels of arsenic, aluminum, cobalt, copper, manganese, nickel, lead, tin, thallium and zinc to be excreted (Archives of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology). Hydration is essential in maximizing all these health benefits. Failure to hydrate properly during and after sweating can lead to other health problems. An easy rehydration practice is to step on the scales right before and after sweating; the weight lost is the optimum amount of water to drink afterwards (Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine). For reference, one pound of water is slightly less than a one-half liter. Sweat contains minerals essential for optimal functioning of the whole body. Following excessive sweating, it’s important to replace the minerals lost, especially zinc, copper, selenium, chromium and potassium. Coconut water is a good source of potassium; nuts, seafood, whole grains and legumes generally contain relatively high doses of zinc, copper, selenium and chromium. The next time the couch and air conditioning beckon, think of all the “sweaty” benefits about to be sacrificed. Breaking a sweat might seem like an effort, but it keeps internal detox systems healthy and optimally functioning. Deanna Minich, Ph.D., is an author, teacher and researcher, as well as founder of Food & Spirit, a framework to integrate ancient healing traditions with modern science. She leads online detox programs as part of her whole-self approach to health. Connect at

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Self-care, forgiveness and acceptance are important throughout this process, advises Tessler, because many people bring feelings of guilt and shame to their relationship with money. She recommends doing a “body check-in” to become aware of our physical reaction to related issues, whether it’s going on a reckless spending spree or bracing to ask for a raise. This stage paves the way for the practical work of learning to manage our money in alignment with our values, goals and dreams. It begins with developing practices to track, review and reflect upon spending and earning patterns.


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Think Independence, Intimacy, Integrity by April Thompson

oney influences our choice of job or home, and sense of security, worth and power; it can also make life more or less convenient. Yet, despite its essential importance, money is often a forbidden topic among family members.


couples, but Tessler notes it wasn’t even talked about in her graduate-level psychology training. “Money is emotional territory for people. You can’t just go to a financial planner, plot a budget and be on your merry way,” she observes.

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Shifting Our Perceptions

“We are not taught how to have a relationship with money on a psychological or spiritual level; it isn’t part of our culture,” explains Bari Tessler, a Boulder, Colorado, financial therapist and author of The Art of Money. “The majority of our parents and grandparents didn’t receive a financial education, so they don’t understand emotions that relate to money or how to talk about it.” Tessler works with individuals, couples and creative entrepreneurs to help them “claim their worth in the world and bring their skills and values into the marketplace,” she says. Money is a frequent source of tension among

To change our relationship with money, Tessler says we need to understand our “money stories” that include the ways in which our personal experiences, together with subconsciously inherited familial and cultural attitudes, shape how we think about money. “The first step to changing our money habits is being willing to deal with the tough issues,” says Mayuri Onerheim, author of Money Spirituality Consciousness, a retired accountant and spiritual teacher of the Diamond Approach of self-realization, in Larkspur, California. “There is no change without some discomfort. It’s part of the spiritual journey.”


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Tessler recommends utilizing one of many free financial tracking tools like, or MoneyMinder She also suggests we rename their preloaded budget categories to reflect our personal relationships to the areas of spending (e.g., “sanctuary” rather than mortgage; “my dream vacation” for savings targeted for time off; or “life happens” for late fees). For an enlightened view of cash flows, Onerheim suggests translating what was spent on something into the hours it took to earn the money. “This perspective can transform how we allocate resources and what we’re willing to spend money on,” she says. Vicki Robin, co-author of the bestseller Your Money or Your Life, espouses a similar approach: thinking of money in terms of hours of life energy. “Continually asking yourself whether you actually got fulfillment in proportion to life energy spent in each subcategory awakens the natural sense of knowing when enough is enough,” she writes. Tessler and Onerheim both encourage rethinking the idea that all earning is good and all spending is bad: “It’s about balancing needs and wants, and we need joy in life. It’s not about saving every penny and not enjoying yourself,” says Onerheim.

A Rewarding Journey Becoming financially conscious ultimately helps us fulfill our responsibil-

Health is Wealth, Too A

s we grow wiser through life experience, we come to appreciate that prosperity is not just about financial wealth; it is about enriched living, specifically joy, inner peace and life balance. Make sure you’re getting E-N-O-U-G-H!

EVALUATE your daily affairs and empty your schedule of meaningless

We have ups and downs in life, and the same is true of our finances. ~Bari Tessler

distractions, to make space for meaningful opportunities.


ity to be a good steward of the planet’s resources, according to Onerheim. “Money is a representation of myself in the world, so I want to take responsibility for where my money goes.” “Financial integrity is achieved by learning the true impact of your earning and spending, both on your immediate family and on the planet,” agrees Robin. “It is knowing what is enough money and material goods to keep you at the peak of fulfillment—and what is just excess and clutter.” All call for celebrating progress on the journey to financial well-being and know-how. “Take baby steps and reward yourself along the way,” counsels Tessler. “This is a lifelong journey.” Connect with freelance writer April Thompson, in Washington, D.C., at

OURISH your spirit with relaxation and activities that restore joy! Make appointments with self at least 3 times weekly to eliminate emotional and mental stress. Give yourself time and space to feel gratitude for all of the goodness that life has gifted you.

OBSTRUCTIONS offer a wealth of opportunities to grow in our awareness and ignite our creative flow. Welcome the learning experience and be curious. Perhaps the obstacle brings a message that there is another, and better, direction to take or that it is best to wait for the energy to shift in your favor.

UNIFY the thoughts of your mind to Universal wisdoms within your heart center. When we align our thoughts and actions with the subtly shifting rhythms of life, we express divine intention. Life becomes a graceful unfolding of your highest self.

GET in the way! You can’t be a shrinking violet and expect that life will meet you half-way. Occupy ALL of your personal space with your power and ask for what you want.


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e live in polarized times. The current polarization of the American electorate and federal government is rooted in “the polarized mind”, a fixation by individuals on one point of view that excludes differing views and provokes intolerance. Complex issues become black and white, and those with differing views or lifestyles are demonized. Beyond politics, this is seen in gun violence and terrorism, corporate abuses of health and safety, and religious and ethnic strife—affecting major aspects of our daily lives. An antidote to polarization is awe— the wonder of being alive; living life with hope, respect, humility, wonder and a deep reverence for the adventure of living. Psychology experiments at Stanford University and the University of California, Berkeley, have shown those that practice awe are better able to see outside their own experiences and appreciate other points of view, which can transcend the tunnel vision and pettiness of a polarized atmosphere. Here are some basic steps toward cultivating a sense of awe: n Appreciate the passing nature of time and life. Even while doing some-

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Are You Ready for a Mega Shift in Prosperity?– 7-9pm. 3 Breakthrough Tools to Make it Happen. Internationally Acclaimed Speaker, Randy Ferguson will teach tools to shift your prosperity. $25; $40/2. Rocky Mountain Miracle Center 1939 S. Monroe St Denver 303-989-2605 5-Week Class on Chakras and Auras–7-9 pm. Learn about your Chakras and how they coincide with our Aura; clean and align your Chakras; easy technique to set energetic boundaries. Early/$225 Reg/$210 Journey Within, 777 S Wadsworth Blvd Bldg 2 #108, Lakewood. Anita Destino, 720-4137303,

WED JULY 12 Tantra for Beginners–7-8:30pm. Also on 7/26. Learn Tantric practices, enjoy Tantric community, meet others, expand your aliveness, gain new skills. Singles/Couples 18-80. All sexual expressions welcome. $15. Osho Leela Center 125 Rosewood, Suite 106 Boulder. RSVP Judith Anne Condon

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July 2017 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...

July 2017 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...