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Servings: 8 Prep Time: 120 Mins. Cook Time: 265 Mins.

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4 lbs pork spareribs, in barbecue sauce 2 cups cider vinegar 1/2 cup Worcestershire sauce 1/3 cup lemon juice 1 tablespoon Spice Mix seasoning 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper 1-½ cups ketchup 4 tbsp butter 1/4 cup cider vinegar 1/4 cup brown sugar ½ cup lemon juice 1-½ tsp dry mustard ½ teaspoon cayenne ¼ cup cider vinegar

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4. To finish ribs on a charcoal or gas grill, place on a rack over a low fire. Cook, turning once, until lightly browned and crusted. This could take 5 - 30 minutes per side, depending on hotness of fire, distance of ribs from m heat, and type of grill. When ribs have browned, baste with sauce and cook, ook, turning once, for 5 minutes more per side. Serve ribs with additional sauce uce on the side.

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Natural Awakenings is your guide to a healthier, more balanced life. In each issue readers find cutting-edge information on natural health, nutrition, fitness, personal growth, green living, creative expression and the products and services that support a healthy lifestyle.

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Strategies to Win the Battle of the Bulge by Anjula Razdan

20 event spotlight

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14 JUST TAKE FIVE A Guy’s Guide to Staying Vitally Healthy by Judith Fertig

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24 fitbody 25 community resourceguide

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Five Fun Ways to Keep Kids’ Minds Sharp This Summer

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FOODS THAT FEED OUR FOLLICLES REALLY RICH: BALANCING WEALTH WITH HEALTH A Conversation with Russell Simmons

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hroughout the issue, you will find information on staying healthy and developing deeper relationships because as Mae West put it, “It’s not the men in my life, it’s the life in my men.” Back when I was a kid growing up on Long Island in the early 70’s, my parents would sit around the kitchen table in cloud of cigarette smoke and discuss which sport to enroll the 3 boys in next. Soccer would “burn off some energy,” basketball would teach teamwork and baseball. They kept us pretty busy. Their “do as I say, not as I do” approach worked out well for me, not so good for them as neither survived to retirement age. As a young adult, my youthful vanity found an outlet in weight training, my cockiness learned its place while studying martial arts and then I found cycling; cycling taught me anything was possible! On one of my long rides, a 44-miler in scenic central Florida, I remember the moment my odometer ticked off my longest ride yet. A warm, soft spring rain had begun to fall on the rolling pastures and pines and I felt a surge of exuberance at my personal milestone. I also felt something more profound. Joy surged through me. The steady rhythm of my legs, my breathing had brought me to a blissful state of connection and planted me firmly in the moment. I didn’t care if I lived forever or if I looked good in tight jeans (this WAS the late 80’s). All I knew was I had just done something that had previously been impossible for me. And I felt GREAT! In this issue, “Just Take Five” gives us guy-specific advice on staying healthy. Ian Hollaman, DC, discusses how belly fat affects testosterone levels and “Bye Bye Belly Fat” gives you tips on getting rid of it. Then, you can support prostate cancer research on June 18th at the Set the Pace Race in Denver. If you want to fully understand the connection between your prostate health and your testosterone levels, read “Testosterone for Life” by Dr. Abraham Morgantaler. And Jason Robillard, one of the founders of the barefoot running movement shows us how something old is new again as he describes the concept of barefoot running. Natural Awakenings strives to be a signpost on YOUR journey. Our goal is to share the joy of the journey with you. Heck, it’s our journey too! You’ve already made a difference in our lives, every time you pick up a copy of Natural Awakenings, you affirm our mission to provide information and resources to help you live the best life possible today. We wish all men, whether a father or father-figure, a very happy Father’s Day, and health and prosperity every day.

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Meetings, Events & Thought Leadership that Inspires & Empowers the World!

National Wealth Consultant Offers Free Book

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ationally known business and wealth consultant Deberah Bringelson is offering readers free copies of her book, 6 Keys to Success, which reveals the tools she used to close a multimillion-dollar negotiation between Sir Richard Branson, founder of the Virgin Group, and California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger. The deal won the national location competition for the new Virgin America airlines’ U.S. headquarters. “Living according to these six key success principles has changed my life,” says Bringelson. “Using them, I took one nonprofit from an annual budget of $56,000 to $13 million and increased another company’s revenues by 97 percent. I’ve created similar success in my personal life. These principles work—I use them every single day.” Bringelson, a former Silicon Valley CEO, has been named the California Bay Area’s Most Influential Woman in Business three times. She also has been honored by the U.S. Congress and inducted into the Women’s Hall of Fame. “These six principles are simple to use and live by,” advises Bringelson. “I’m giving them away because my passion lives in helping people to create their own lives of freedom, wealth and joy.” To receive a free copy of 6 Keys to Success, register at FindYourPassionNow.com. See ad, page 15.

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eat Retreats is hosting a week-long Hiking, Reiki, and Yoga retreat in Winter Park July 2-9. This Saturday to Saturday event includes excursions to Rocky Mountain National Park, Hot Springs, Devil’s Thumb, and Byers Peak. National Sports Center for the Disabled is having a fund-raiser at the end of the retreat July 9, where part of the proceeds of this event will be given. There are also opportunities to horseback ride, golf, fish, swim, rafting or kayaking, and attend the various music festivals throughout the week. Reiki treatments and Yoga classes, accommodations, local transportation, and some meals are included in the price. Neat Retreats is dedicated to offering holistic retreats at affordable prices in great places. Email neatretreats@gmail. com, 973-551-2506, NeatRetreats.com. See Save the Date page 29.

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briefbriefs IAN HOLLAMAN, DC, OF RED TAIL WELLNESS will host an educational presentation Aging Gracefully through Andropause & Menopause on Tuesday, June 14 at 7pm. Learn how Andropause and Menopause develop, common symptoms and natural, safe solutions. $10. East Boulder Recreation Center, 5660 Sioux Dr., Boulder. RSVP Red Tail Wellness Centers 303-882-8447, drian@ redtailwc.com or RedTailWellness. com. See ad page 9. WHOLE MAN EXPO - Sept. 10 at The Sheraton DTC in Greenwood Village. The Whole Man Expo, presented by Energy for Life, will provide an opportunity to explore various influences that are shaping men’s lives in our nation today. EnergyforLife.us. DENVER COUNTY FAIR - July 28 – 31. National Western Complex, 4655 Humboldt St., Denver. Expo Hall, Hall of Education, Stadium Hall & Stadium. DenverCountyFair.org. ECOSCRAPS FEATURED ON THE COVER OF INC. MAGAZINE EcoScraps recycles food waste into a nutrient-rich soil conditioner. EcoScraps products enrich the soil, helping grow healthier plants in the most environmentally friendly way. New in Colorado! See listing page 26. FOOD DRIVE - LifeSource Health Partners is sponsoring a food drive for JeffCo Action Center June 1330. LifeSourcehp.com. See Save the Date page 29. DEER CREEK COUNSELING OPENS SECOND OFFICE IN BAILEY - Kathy Higgins, owner of Deer Creek Counseling in Littleton, announces the opening of her second office in Bailey. Higgins will continue to offer psychotherapy focusing on conscious change and acceptance, growth and healing, empowerment and forgiveness. 288 Main Street, Suite 8B in the Bailey Business Center, 720-663-7702 or deercreekcounseling@gmail.com. See listing page 26.

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ric Hughes of Evolving Aquarian, LLC has followed his own fortune to the Denver area from Atlanta to offer intuitive metaphysical counseling. He has over 20 years of study and mastery in astrology and tarot and uses his gift to help others find true direction and hope for the future. According to Eric, he recently made the move out west because his relocated astrology chart looks outstanding in the Denver Metro area. Eric uses a variety of techniques that enable him to clearly see how a person will experience life in various cities. Among those techniques is the relocated chart that is calculated as if the person were born in that particular city. For Eric, the career and family portions of his birth chart are greatly enhanced here. In addition, Eric also uses other techniques to fine-tune his relocation decisions. Eric will offer astrological natal chart readings, forecasting (predictions), compatibility, relocation, business, timing for an event (wedding date, new business, etc.) and tarot. Through his newsletter, Eric provides a free monthly horoscope each month. He also offers a personalized recorded horoscope for those in the Monthly Horoscope Club. Eric does the vast majority of his astrology consultations over the phone. In-person consultations do not enhance a natal chart reading. The information comes directly from the astrology chart and his intuition. Eric can be reached Monday - Saturday from 10AM - 7PM at 303-482-1769, toll free in the U.S. and Canada 888-486-4136 or Astrologer-Eric-Hughes.com. See ad page 27.

“Yoga Rocks the Park” All Summer “Yoga Rocks the Park” (YRTP) starts June 19 and offers yogis of all ages and abilities the opportunity to practice every Sunday morning through September 25. The faculty includes influences from most major yogic lineages, with instructors from top studios, including Vital Yoga, Samadhi, Core Power and Root Yoga. Each day begins with a 75-minute, all-levels yoga practice and live performances from local and national musicians. Kids 5–10 can join in with “Camp Yoga Rocks”: an interactive program featuring yoga postures, face painting, free snacks and more. “With so much conflict on our radar these days, it’s important to bring people together in peaceful gathering—and yoga and music are wonderful ways to celebrate community,” says Erik Vienneau, YRTP’s Event Director. Sunday mornings, June 19–September 25, from 10am–noon; reg. opens 9 a.m., at City Park or Alamo Placita Park. Tickets ($10/advance or $15/day of) YogaRocksthePark.com or Erik at 970-390-4318. YRTP donates a percentage of revenue to Yoga World Reach. See ad page 10.

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aren Harrison, owner of Isis Books and Gifts in Englewood, has published her first book, “The Herbal Alchemist’s Handbook: A Grimoire of Philtres, Elixirs, Oils, Incense, and Formulas for Ritual Use.” In this easy-to-use compendium of herbs and their energy associations, master herbalist and magick practitioner Harrison offers formulas anyone can use to obtain courage, creativity, and lasting health, to increase prosperity and to enhance psychic and spiritual powers. Harrison shows how to select herbs based on their astrological associations as well as their medicinal properties. with a materia magica of more than 150 herbs and a multitude of recipes. A lecture and book signing will be held at Isis, 2775 South Broadway, Englewood, on June 5 at 4pm. The Herbal Alchemist’s Handbook is available at Isis and Amazon. Read more at Karen’s blog Karen-Harrison.com. Isisbooks.com. See ad page 22.

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healthbriefs Mercury-Free Dentistry U.S. Supports Ending Amalgam Cavity Fillings

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n a watershed move towards global mercury-free dentistry, the International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology (IAOMT) recently reported that the U.S. government has announced that it supports a phase down, with the goal of eventual phase out of mercury amalgam. That’s the silver-and-mercurymixed material commonly used to fill cavities in teeth. This represents a radical reversal of the government’s former position that, “Any change toward the use of dental amalgam is likely to result in positive public health outcomes.” The new stance will be submitted at the third round of negotiations for the world mercury treaty. The IAOMT sees this as “an extraordinary development that will change the global debate about amalgam.” The IAOMT, a global network of 700 dental, medical and research professionals, is a longtime opponent of mercury amalgam because of possible health risks from mercury, a known toxin. It is considered especially risky for children and for pregnant women, whose fetuses can be affected. Possible side effects of the continuous release of toxic vapor from mercury fillings into the body include memory loss, tremors, personality changes and impaired immune systems. Yet, the World Dental Federation and the American Dental Association continue to maintain that mercury amalgam fillings are safe. To date, mercury fillings have been banned in Norway and restricted in Finland, Sweden, Austria, Canada and Germany. With the U.S. government on board, says Charles G. Brown, president of the World Alliance for Mercury-Free Dentistry, “The debate has shifted from whether to end amalgam to how to end amalgam.” Mercury-free dentistry supports the use of a tooth-colored, bonded composite material, made primarily of resin. For more information, visit iaomt.org.

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new study from Navarra and Las Palmas de Gran Canaria universities shows that a high consumption of trans-fats and saturated fats can increase an individual’s risk of suffering from depression. The study further demonstrated, “The more trans-fats [that] were consumed, the greater the harmful effect they produced,” says lead author Almudena Sánchez-Villegas, an associate professor of preventive medicine at Las Palmas. The researchers worked with 12,059 volunteers, of whom none had experienced depression during the previous six years, analyzing the volunteers’ diets, lifestyles and ailments before, during and after the project. At the end of the study, 657 new cases of depression were detected. The researchers confirmed that participants who had consumed the most trans-fats and saturated fats in their diets had increased their risk of the disorder by up to 48 percent, compared to those who did not eat these fats or substituted polyunsaturated fats found in olive and other natural plant oils and fish.

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WHAT “CONSCIOUS” WOMEN WANT A

By Jim Sharon, Ed.D.

“conscious” person is one whose attitudes/values and actions are centered on overall well-being and development of oneself and others, including the environment and planet. Having worked with numerous “conscious” women as a therapist, seminar presenter and retreat facilitator for over three decades, here are some key qualities in men partners that women seek: Foremost, high-functioning women want their mates to cherish and respect them, regarding and treating them as very dear. With an aversion to being dominated or controlled, these women are drawn to men who have both a collaborative and assertive nature. While directly expressing their viewpoints, these men communicate and resolve conflicts in a “clean,” respectful manner. Furthermore, they typically collaborate with their female partners in sharing household tasks/chores and in joint decision-making. Distinctly “conscious” women place a premium on mutual personal development and on growth as a couple. They are especially attracted to well-balanced men, who integrate traditional male and female traits (“androgynous” men). Such men blend inner-direction with being active “in the world.” For example, in addition to enjoying career success and being sociable, these guys tend to be introspective, emotional and spirituallyinclined. Although desiring various forms of intimacy with their partners, “strong” women prefer a lot of independence and want their men to need considerable autonomy, as well. Essentially, “self-possessed” women, who have genuine self-esteem, seek male partners who are clearly “comfortable in their own skins” and in turn, are available to nurture their women lovers and to truly care for their overall well-being. A licensed psychologist and certified life coach, Dr. Sharon has been in private practice in Colorado since 1977, with specialization in men’s issues, couples counseling, wellness and practical spirituality. He co-owns Energy for Life with his wife Ruth. See them both at the Whole Man Expo September 10. 303-796-7004 or energyforlife.us.

AN ANTIOXIDANT BOOST FOR MALE FERTILITY

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ntioxidant supplements may benefit couples that have difficulty conceiving naturally, according to a new systematic review published by The Cochrane Library. A small number of trials suggest that the partners of men who boost their antioxidant intake are more likely to become pregnant. “When trying to conceive as part of an assisted reproductive program, it may be advisable to encourage men to take oral antioxidant supplements to improve their partners’ chances of becoming pregnant,” advises lead researcher Marian Showell, who works in obstetrics and gynecology at the University of Auckland, in New Zealand. Further study is needed, but this might prove to be an easy route to success.

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10 TIPS FOR GOOD OFFICE FENG SHUI By Michelle Cobb

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ood Feng shui is very important in our office because that is where we conduct our careers, ply our trades and generate income for ourselves and our families. In the interest of promoting prosperity, comfort and success in our work environment, the following are some tips to creating good Feng Shui energy in the office: 1. Use a comfortable ergonomic chair. This is key to a productive work space. 2. Orient your desk chair so that you face the door at an angle. Having your back to the door is symbolic of turning your back on opportunities that might come your way. Physically position yourself to receive opportunities coming through the door. 3. Don’t place your chair directly in line of the door. It places you in the path of random negative energy coming from outside your office. 4. Sit in the corner of the office that is farthest from the door. A corner behind you provides the support of a “mountain” structure at your back. Those entering your office must cover a greater distance to get to your desk placing you in a powerful position commanding more attention and respect. An area rug under your desk designates personal space, creating a feeling of security and ownership. A small rug at the entrance to your office designates to those entering that he is entering your space. 5. Pay attention to what is in your line of sight from your desk. If there is a restroom or cluttered closet in your direct line of sight, you may be easily drained or distracted. 6. Surround yourself with colors and patterns that you like, pictures of loved ones. Beauty is always an effective motivator. 7. Incorporate elements from nature into your office. Add a plant or two, a water feature and/or a small rock garden. Too many synthetic items in a space makes it feel cold and impersonal. 8. Eliminate clutter from your desktop. A cluttered space equals a cluttered mind. Keep your office space open for the chi to move freely and invite in good opportunities. 9. Make sure there is plenty of non-glare light in the space. 10. Open a window if possible, to flush out stale air and let light and fresh air into your office space. For more information on this or other Feng Shui topics, visit www.BlueIris-Designs.com or contact Michelle Cobb at Michelle@BlueIris-Designs.com for a Feng Shui consultation. See listing page 25.


Men, Want More Sex?

You’ve reached middle age, your hormones should be stable, right?

By Velina Lujan, MA, CMT

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sk 100 men how they would like their sex lives to improve, probably 99 of them would say… “more.” Conversely, women usually focus on the quality of the sex and their connection to their partner. What steps can a man take to ensure his needs and those of his partner are met? Start by showing sincere interest in your partner’s needs and desires. Ask her how she feels and what she wants or needs to feel appreciated and loved. The key is to listen to what she has to say about sex, about her day or about whatever is important to her. Don’t judge and don’t offer solutions, just listen. Let her know how much you love and admire her for the virtues that you adore. Be generous with heartfelt compliments. Keep in mind that not everyone is comfortable discussing sexual topics openly, so pay close attention to subtle cues that your partner gives you about her pleasure. Look to her favorite romantic movie or book for clues about what turns her on. And don’t get preoccupied with her orgasm; it just puts more pressure on her. Know that it isn’t always about the final release for your partner, but that you cherish her, find her attractive and are emotionally supportive. Life can be stressful enough, so work on creating time away from tv, kids and other distractions to connect with your partner. If none of these efforts are successful it may be a good idea to seek outside support with a sex specialist who can guide you as a couple toward the ecstatic bliss you both deserve. Velina Lujan is a Certified Holistic Stress Manager with the Frontier Medical Institute/Grossman Wellness Center who also counsels those with sexual issues. 303-233-4247. FMIClinic.com. See listing page 27.

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Joblessness, Men and Stress by Debera Jensen

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he authors of a recent study in Barcelona concluded that joblessness creates health issues, but they were surprised to learn that the adverse health effects are consistently more serious for men than for women. They had also expected that married people would be less affected than singles, but they found this to be true only for women. Marriage provides a protective effect for women, since they can turn to their roles as mothers and nurturers to replace the satisfaction they formerly got from working outside the home. But the reverse is true for married men. When they lose their jobs, they lose their status as breadwinners and when that status is lost they have nothing with which to replace it. Their responsibility as providers weighs heavily on them and failing at it, or appearing to do so, takes a heavy toll. A number of other studies have shown that individuals who have been out of work for extended periods are likely to have stress-related illnesses that stay with them once they’re reemployed, so that the health impacts of joblessness linger even after the individuals find work again. What to do? Eat healthy meals, rather than yielding to the temptation of cheaper but less healthy fare. Saddle up and start putting resumes out on the internet. Or, with the focus provided by a business coach, maybe this is just the time to start a new business! Debera Jensen is the Director of The Fast Focusing Center, which uses Neuro-Linguistic Programming, Thought Field Therapy and other cutting-edge scientific techniques to help clients with Learning, Concentration and Stress issues. 88 Inverness Circle East, Ste. H-107 Englewood. 303-708-8817. FastFocusingCenter.com. See ad page 10.


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Male Aging and Testosterone by Ian Hollaman, DC

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harmaceutical companies have recently been advertising drugs for the treatment of “Low T”, or low testosterone levels in men. They are attractive commercials touting increased vitality, virility and vigor through the latest pharmaceutical testosterone cream or potion. The commercials describe a slew of symptoms and how perfectly everything rebalances with the remedy. Savvy health consumers will be suspicious as male menopause, i.e., andropause, may possibly be more complex than female menopause! According to the American Journal of Therapeutics in an article titled “Management of the Cardinal Features of Andropause”: “Unlike the dramatic changes in the hormonal milieu occurring during menopause in women, the age-related changes in reproductive hormones of men are subtle and occur gradually throughout the years of mature life.” So it may be difficult for men to realize that their hormonal symphony has shifted and that they are now at an increased risk to serious diseases. Andropause can significantly affect men’s health. Five of the 10 most common causes of death in males are directly related to the loss of male hormones. Testosterone levels directly impact cardiovascular health, blood sugar control, and neuro-degeneration as seen in heart disease, stroke, diabetes, suicide due to depression, and Alzheimer’s disease. Knowing the dire implications, we ask: Is testosterone replacement therapy the answer? Unfortunately, the answer is not so simple. Testosterone, like other hormones, is controlled by a hierarchy of various hormones and glands that must be synchronized properly. For example, cholesterol production and consumption is essential for

hormone synthesis. We have been led to believe that cholesterol directly causes heart attacks, but up to 75% of patients admitted to hospitals for heart attack have normal cholesterol levels (ScienceDaily, 1/13/2009) and only 20% of those patients are on cholesterol-lowering meds. Yet Pfizer’s Lipitor is the biggest selling prescription drug in the world to the tune of $11.7 billion! (Reuters 4/13/10). However, low cholesterol levels affect the ability to synthesize hormones and may contribute to the above disease states. Another important mechanism to keep in mind is the conversion of testosterone into estrogen. Normal male physiology requires a healthy amount of estrogen to function. However, an enzyme called aromatase found in belly fat quickly converts testosterone into estrogen causing a significant imbalance in these hormones. Thus, the belly fat in aging men directly contributes to lower T levels and vice versa. This flip-flop in physiology is exacerbated by insulin resistance, a precursor to diabetes, which decreases the ability of cells to utilize glucose for energy, instead leading to increased fat storage.

Additionally, testosterone may also be diverted to a chemical called dihydrotestosterone, or DHT, during states of chronic stress or low progesterone. This chemical is five to ten times as powerful as testosterone and activates the pathway that causes receptor-site feedback, shutting down the signals coming from the pituitary, further decreasing T production. DHT has also been implicated in hair loss and increased aromatase activity. Back to our question: if male physiology requires testosterone dominance, is testosterone replacement therapy the answer? The application of endogenous hormones via creams, pellets or injections will dramatically increase testosterone levels, but we know that testosterone can be converted into estrogen in the presence of belly fat or even mild insulin resistance. Or, if stress or low progesterone states exist, that “extra” T can be converted into DHT, and contribute to shut down of normal pituitary function. This may explain the “honeymoon” phase of replacement therapy, which then may require larger and larger doses of testosterone to get the same effect. On the other hand, a Functional Medicine approach seeks to optimize the body’s environment to promote balanced health and hormone levels. For those interested in ideal health, improvement in libido and sexual function, bone density, muscle mass, body composition, mood, cognition and quality of life, a Functional Medicine approach can “set the stage” for healthy hormone production. Even if further pharmaceutical intervention is indicated for those with diagnosed hypogonadism or “low T”, one may have a better response and certainly will have already improved many disease risk factors as well as improving overall quality of life. Ian Hollaman is the Director of Red Tail Wellness Centers, 3393 Iris Ave, Ste 105 Boulder. 303-882-8447 or DrIan@redtailwc.com, and can also be found on the “cutting edge” of current health issues relating to hormones (including Thyroid), Gluten sensitivities and more. See ad page 9.

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BYE-BYE, BELLY FAT Strategies to Win the Battle of the Bulge by Anjula Razdan

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ooking good at the beach isn’t the only reason to flatten our tummies. It turns out that abdominal fat has a major impact on whether we stay healthy and vital or put ourselves at increased risk for several chronic diseases. All of us need a bit of internal belly fat, according to nutritional expert Dr. Pamela Peeke, who says, “We need stomach fat to help cushion organs and maintain internal body temperature; it’s also a good source of backup fuel.” Peeke is the author

of Body for Life for Women and Fight Fat After Forty.

Two Types of Fat Ringing all our midsections are two different kinds of fat: subcutaneous, beneath the skin; and visceral, stored deep in the body around major organs. Each functions differently on a biological level. Subcutaneous, or “passive” fat, requires metabolic intervention from other body systems and glands in order to be processed for energy. Visceral, or “active,” fat functions much like a gland itself: It is programmed to break down and release fatty acids and other hormonal substances that are metabolized by the liver (it’s also

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what tends to make a tummy protrude in classic “beer belly” fashion). Health experts Dr. Marie Savard, and Carol Svec, co-authors of The Body Shape Solution to Weight Loss and Wellness, state in their book, “Excess visceral fat can lead to increased blood sugar and higher insulin levels, and it also generates increased inflammation, all of which are the perfect setup for diabetes, certain types of cancers and stroke.”

Four Factors There is no single answer to the riddle of weight gain; it involves four factors—genetics, eating habits, stress and hormones. Some of us, says Savard, are destined to be “apples,” gaining weight in the stomach and upper-body region, while others are fated to be “pears,” putting it on in the hips, buttocks, thighs and lower legs. Abdominal fat is produced when we ingest more caloric energy than our bodies can use. “It’s certainly no secret that the way we eat is out of sync with our body’s needs,” writes Floyd H. Chilton, Ph.D., in Inflammation Nation: The First Clinically Proven Eating Plan to End Our Nation’s Secret Epidemic. “Most of the evolutionary forces that shaped our genetic development were exerted 10,000 years ago, when we were hunter-gatherers. Nothing in that programming could have prepared us for the Big Mac.”

As Peeke puts it, “Genetics may load the gun, but environment pulls the trigger.” She spent years researching the link between stress and fat at the National Institutes of Health, and says that chronic stress can beget an expansive waistline because it triggers ongoing production of cortisol that, among other things, spurs intense appetite that causes us to overeat; the resulting weight gain tends to settle mainly in the abdomen. Declining levels of sex hormones cause both men and women to develop a paunch as they age. Even pear-shaped women start to lose their estrogen advantage after menopause. Remarks Savard, “When they gain weight after menopause, the tendency is to put on visceral fat... and transform from pear into apple.”

Strategies Potbellies are epidemic, and there is no quick-fix approach. Common spot remedies like crunches might tone back and abdominal muscles, but they don’t address fat stored inside the belly. For that, we need to reduce our body’s overall fat storage. Savard advises against being tempted by crash diets; they sometimes lead to weight gain. She advises that, “Reducing your caloric intake by more than 25 percent simply triggers your metabolism to go into starvation mode, which lowers your [resting metabolic]

rate.” Sticking with a sensible, wholefoods diet and moderate, daily exercise will deliver much better results. The good news is that visceral fat, while it may be stored deep down in your belly, is often the first type of fat to burn off. This fat is metabolically active, so it actually works in our favor when we decide to get rid of it. We’ll do better to forget how much we weigh and focus on our waistline measurement, counsels Savard. Losing just two inches there can significantly decrease the risk for a host of illnesses and diseases. “Throw away your weight scale, because health is in inches, not pounds,” she emphasizes. Exercise and nutrition, especially eating small, well-balanced meals every three to four hours, is important, says Peeke, but just as significant is learning how to manage stress levels. “I’ve always looked at the mind in addition to the mouth and the muscle,” she says. While there is no quick-fix approach to losing abdominal fat, thinking holistically and making real lifestyle changes can go a long way toward shedding a stubborn belly. By doing so, we’ll not only look great at the beach this summer, but feel great, too. Anjula Razdan is a Washington, D.C.-based writer and editor whose article here is an adapted excerpt from Care2.com.

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JUST TAKE FIVE A Guy’s Guide to Staying Vitally Healthy by Judith Fertig

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ncient prophets understood the wisdom of living by the adage, “Eat, drink and be merry,” and it still rings true today. Today’s health experts further add, “get moving” and “see your doctor at least once a year.” Adopting this short, easy-to-do list of habits as a guiding principle can be key to a healthier and happier life, and add more years to accomplish your bucket list. The good news about male longevity is that much of it is under our control. Dr. Robert Butler, gerontologist, psychiatrist and author of The Longevity Prescription: The 8 Proven Keys to a Long, Healthy Life, received a Pulitzer Prize for his work on aging. A founding director of the National Institute on Aging of the National Institutes of Health, he also started the nation’s first department of geriatrics, at Mount Sinai School of Medicine, in New York City. In his early 80s, Butler was still regularly walking around Central Park before putting in 60-hour weeks doing work he loved as head of International Longevity Center–USA (ilcusa.org). Butler maintained that genes account for only 25 percent of our individual health and said, “Our environment and personal behaviors account for the rest.” For him, it was simple things like welcome hugs and laughter that added pleasure and length to life. Of course, learning something new

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helps the brain stay active. Butler lived the essence of active right up until his passing a year ago at age 83.

A Simple Prescription So, what are men up against today? According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (cdc.gov), the leading causes of death for men are heart disease; cancer (especially prostate); injuries; chronic lower respiratory diseases; stroke; diabetes; suicide; influenza and pneumonia; kidney disease; and Alzheimer’s disease. But men can take a preventive approach to these conditions. Here are five proactive, enjoyable ways that work:

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EAT. The simple everyday act of healthy eating can have long-term, holistic benefits for not only overall health and weight management, but for preventing prostate cancer. In 2010, nearly 218,000 men in the United States were diagnosed with prostate cancer, a largely curable challenge when caught in its early stages, according to the American Cancer Society. But why not eat well to prevent potential cancer cells from becoming a bigger problem? “All of us have microscopic cancers growing in our bodies all the time,” says Dr. William Li, founder and head of The Angiogenesis Foundation, in Cambridge, Massachusetts (angio.org and the user-friendly EatToDefeat.org). Angiogenesis is the process our bodies use to grow blood vessels, he says, a natural process that sometimes gets hijacked by cancer cells. “A microscopic tumor can grow up to 16,000 times its original size in as little as two weeks,” explains Li, “but new, groundbreaking research from The Angiogenesis Foundation proposes that you can stop cancer before it begins to grow.” Li calls this new preventive approach “anti-angiogenesis.” “Many common foods contain cancerstarving molecules,” Li continues. “Antiangiogenesis encourages that. By changing the way you eat, you can change your internal environment, thereby depriving cancer cells the opportunity to grow and multiply.” Li and his colleagues continue to monitor the results of other


studies while continuing their own research showing the positive effects of certain foods i n slowing or preventing the growth and spread of cancer cells. One seminal study, published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute in 2002, established the link between eating cooked tomato products and a lowered risk of prostate cancer. “Cooked tomatoes… have more cancerfighting properties than raw tomatoes,” advises Li. “Both contain the molecule lycopene, but heating the tomato changes its chemical structure and makes the benefits more readily available to the body. You should eat two to

three [½ cup] servings of cooked tomatoes a week.” The Angiogenesis Foundation provides a base list of 40 natural foods that contain cancerpreventing properties. New foods are added as their benefits are proved in research. The newest additions for fighting prostate cancer—Emmental, Jarlsburg and gouda cheeses—are rich in vitamin K2.

ler. “The older you get, the heavier the impact of the alcohol. But in moderation, alcohol not only has a relaxing effect, it can elevate levels of good cholesterol. Maintaining good hydration by drinking water also helps kidneys filter impurities out of the body and keeps skin looking fresher.

DRINK. Consuming fresh ginger drinks, green tea and herbal tea blends that include anti-angiogenic ginseng, lavender and licorice root work to hydrate the body and prevent disease, according to researchers at The Angiogenesis Foundation. A glass or two of red wine, which contains the cancer fighting, anti-inflammatory compound resveratrol, can be good for men. “My own advice to folks is about one drink a day,” counseled But-

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BE MERRY. The very things that come with being social are good for everyone’s health. According to Butler, simple touching, such as holding hands with and hugging a loved one, works to lower blood pressure. Laughing with buddies helps keep blood vessels from restricting, and thus keeps the heart working more efficiently. Having an eye for beauty in our surrounding adds pleasure to life and helps keep us in a good mood. Engaging in close, loving and romantic relationships and staying in touch with lots of friends not only increases the quality of men’s lives, but also helps battle depression and heart disease, suggests Dr. Mehmet Oz, a professor of cardiac surgery at Columbia University and a founder of the Complementary Medicine Program at New York-Presbyterian Hospital. He frequently appeared on The Oprah Winfrey Show before becoming host of The Dr. Oz Show. According to Oz, “The more sex you have—provided that it’s safe sex and with a mutually monogamous partner—the healthier you will be. Men who have sex once a month are at more than two times the risk of heart disease and heart attack than men who have sex twice a week.” Complementing such healthy excitement, establishing a daily meditation practice also helps men stay calm, energetic, positive and more attuned to their own inner wisdom, says Donna Cardillo, a registered nurse who advises healthcare professionals in the Gannett Healthcare Group. “Studies have also shown that regular meditation can lower blood pressure, boost the immune system, improve the body’s response to stress, and even improve sleep patterns.” Another way to be and stay merry, suggests Cardillo, is to take part in some kind of volunteer work. “Volunteering has long been touted as a great way to give back and make a positive contribution to the world,” she remarks. “While all that is true, numerous studies, including the recent Do Good Live Well Study, by UnitedHealthcare, have shown that people who do volunteer work for two or more hours a week exhibit lower rates of de16

pression and heart disease, live happier more fulfilled lives and have greater self-esteem and greater functionality, especially older adults.”

MOVE. Butler promoted moderate exercise to help improve cardiovascular function, elevate mood and keep men fit longer, and his conclusions are supported by studies by the University of Maryland Medical Center, Arizona State University, and the Erasmus M.C. University Medical Center in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. He found that, “One of the most frightening disabilities of old age, aside from dementia, is frailty.” His prescription? Maintain strong thigh muscles, which is what we use to get up out of a chair or bed, and do squats daily. Yoshiro Hatano, Ph.D., popularized the use of pedometers and the 10,000 Steps a Day program in Japan that also spread to this country. Wearing a small counter is a simple way to keep track of how many steps we take in a day. Such monitoring devices indicate how active or inactive we really are, which can be a bit of a surprise. Hatano and his researchers found that most people take 3,500 to 5,000 steps a day. Raising that to 10,000 steps a day will burn more calories, promote

better heart function and keep weight under control.

GET A TUNE-UP. Annual physicals are more important than regularly changing the oil in a car, yet men are more likely than women to skip a checkup visit to their doctor, according to a recent poll by Louis Harris and Associates.

Recommended Anti-Angiogenic Foods According to the researchers at The Angiogenesis Foundation, many easily eaten foods help starve commonly occurring microscopic cancer cells and keep them from becoming a problem. This list, starting with green tea, continues to grow over time as scientists verify the efficacy of various foods based on a body of research. Green tea Strawberries Blackberries Raspberries Blueberries Oranges Grapefruit Lemons Apples Pineapples Cherries Red grapes

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A growing trend among health centers addresses this concern, offering men a one-stop-shopping-style checkup and testing. Here’s how: Men who aren’t interested in spending a day window-shopping certainly aren’t into a day of appointments to check off a list of simple health screenings. So, special health programs— modeled after executive health screenings formerly accessible only at getaway destinations like the Mayo Clinic, in Rochester, Minnesota, or the Greenbrier Clinic, in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia—are popping up at local hospitals from coast to coast. As part of the men’s health program at Shawnee Mission Medical Center, serving the Kansas City area, for example, doctors emphasize “maintaining optimal performance” versus “let’s see what’s wrong with you.” Prior to an appointment, patients visit a lab location for tests, so that all of their results are ready when they visit the doctor. Then, on the day of their appointment, some additional screenings are performed, if necessary, so the time men spend with the doctor is used more effectively. This personalized, focused attention and all-at-once approach can provide straightforward strategic health planning—a map of diet, exercise and lifestyle targets to aim for in the coming year that can keep men here and healthy. Judith Fertig is a freelance writer in Overland Park, KS; see AlfrescoFood AndLifestyle.blogspot.com. She interviewed Dr. Robert Butler before his passing.

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School’s Out Five Fun Ways to Keep Kids’ Minds Sharp This Summer by Janet Forgrieve

Every year, kids across the country close their schoolbooks and adjust their inner clocks to the more unstructured hours of summer. They’re ready to let the good times roll.

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Summer community reading programs provide ageappropriate options for kids of every grade and help those who aren’t naturally adept readers to find topics that will make them want to pick up a book, advises Froehlich. Lisa Parry’s inspiration for her own family reading program came on Mother’s Day, when her children asked if they could get out the beads and make their mom some jewelry. They decided that each time her first-grader, Grace, finished reading a book aloud, she got to put another bead on a string that hung on the wall. Grace watched her accomplishments grow, while her parents saw her reading improve.

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et, studies going back decades have documented a resulting “summer slide” among kids who don’t engage their minds as much as school demands during their joyful break, according to Patricia Froehlich, youth services consultant for the Colorado State Library. To combat this, parents can find ways to strike a balance between learning and fun, grabbing opportunities to teach when and where they can. These parents find that the more this learning feels like schoolwork, the faster you lose them. But keeping it fun can not only keep kids from falling behind, it also may give them a leg up when they head back to class in the fall. The key is in “just hiding the learning in the fun,” counsels Christy Wright, activities director of Big Horn K-12 summer school, in Wyoming. Here are some ways to keep kids’ minds active when they’re out of school.

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Families that spend time camping and hiking can capitalize on the abundant natural learning opportunities that such activities foster, aided by books on the local flora and fauna. When traveling to another part of the country or the world for outdoor adventures, do some homework together first about what you’re likely to see when you get there. Indoor science lessons, cleverly disguised as games or toys, may be just as valuable, not only for teaching scientific concepts, but also in fostering skills kids will need when they head back to the classroom. Kelly Pascal Gould relates how Jackson, her elementary school-age son, naturally gravitates toward experiments and creative projects. One spring, she stocked up on chemistry sets and science kits. Several of them worked to engage the budding inventor, who needed to increase his attention span.

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Wright notes that many students that participate in her summer school program are referred to her because they have trouble concentrating in regular classes. She’s learned that projects that teach them about science, nature and how things work tend to keep them focused on the task at hand, and also begin to ingrain in them ways to better concentrate in the future.

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During Wright’s summer school program, kids come in early to play Dance Dance Revolution or Guitar Hero; she encourages kids to play these and other games on consoles like Xbox, PlayStation and Wii. Games that engage the body, while demanding mental concentration, not only help kids learn new skills, they may also improve their ability to be able to focus when they need to sit still for lessons later, she says. “[Games that entail] cross-lateral movement, which means doing something crossover, like jumping rope or playing ball, are good, too, because they’re using one side of the body that engages the other side of the brain, so both body and mind are moving,” explains Wright. “It helps kids comprehend, and then settle down and learn.” More traditional games provide another type of learning experience, especially when kids make up rules they invent and agree upon as they go along.

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Preparing meals is another forum for engaging kids’ minds during the summer. To enjoy the fruits of their culinary labors, youngsters must first master reading, mea-

suring and following directions—lessons that are much easier to swallow when they are followed by a tasty dish they’ve made themselves, notes Wright. It may take patience on the part of parents, who see cooking as another household chore to complete as quickly as possible, but taking the time to teach kids cooking skills makes us slow down and realize there’s joy to be found in the kitchen when we have someone to share the work. Parry’s daughter Grace loves to help in the kitchen, and children generally enjoy the tangible sense of accomplishment when they put a meal they’ve helped create on the table. “She’s old enough now where she can measure and scoop,” Parry says. “It’s fun for both of us.”

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Gould set up a place at home where Jackson can go and create to his heart’s content. The art room has just about anything a child needs to create his own works of art, she says. Jackson also recently learned to embroider; quite an accomplishment, given the complete focus such an art demands. Susan Aust’s tween, Tucker, is into art of a different kind, having developed a love of all things theatrical and voraciously reading books about famous actors and actresses, she says. The Austs started a weekly home family film festival, where they all watch a movie together and afterwards, “We talk about the actors’ lives and work.” Janet Forgrieve is a regular contributor to GaiamLife.com, from which this article was adapted.

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lab, to be trained to fight or to be bait in a practice fight. Rescuers are aware of the extreme vulnerability of animals and take all possible steps to protect them. If you must have a puppy of a certain breed, and can’t locate one through rescue, then go to a reputable breeder. The breeder will ask for references as her goal is a good home for each pup, not profit. She will insist you meet both parents in their living conditions, not meet you somewhere else. She will be extremely knowledgeable about the one breed she is breeding. Your neighbor’s unplanned puppies: I recommend only if the spay and neuter of the parents were a condition of the sale. This proves that it was indeed an accident. Otherwise, they are probably amateur breeders, and giving them any money supports their uneducated, misguided attempts. Beware of amateur / backyard breeders who typically cut corners in order to profit. They breed popular and in-demand breeds, having no knowledge of genetics, or expertise in any breed. When puppies don’t sell, or animals can no longer breed due to age or health problems, they are discarded, often into their local rescue system. Stay away from pet stores because these puppies come from the caged misery of puppy mills, where their parents still suffer. The sole motivation for profit must be removed in order to stop this societal horror and mercifully break the cycle. You can help. NO REPUTABLE BREEDER WOULD ALLOW HER ANIMALS TO BE SOLD IN A PET STORE.

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JUNE 6, MONDAY Subsidized Spay/Neuter for CATS - First come, first served (starts 7am). $25, includes Rabies and Distemper Vaccination (if needed), an ear cleaning and a nail trimming. Does NOT include blood work. Do not feed or water your pet for 12 hours prior to surgery. Info Denver Dumb Friends League, 303751-5772 x 7276. Hero’s Pets, 8086 W. Bowles Ave, Unit N Littleton, CO 80123. Herospets.com.

JUNE 9, THURSDAY Canine Massage Level 1 –9am-5pm. Traditional chinese medicine, meridian pathways, building your own business, in-depth anatomy and organ systems, intro to Kinesiology and much more. June 9-12. Level 1 $1,260. Rocky Mountain School of Animal Acupressure & Massage. 701 Park St., Castle Rock. *

JUNE 10-11 5th Annual Gigantic Yard Sale - June 10 8am3pm and June 11 9-noon. Raise funds for the Baby Bear Medical Fund - for Dogs Who Are Ill, Injured and Outcasts. Volunteers and donations needed. The Misha May Foundation. 303-239-0382. MishaMayFoundation.org.

JUNE 14, TUESDAY Canine Massage Level 2 –9am-5pm. Traditional Chinese medicine, meridian pathways, building your own business, in-depth anatomy and organ systems, intro to Kinesiology and much more. June 14-17. Level 2 $1,300. Rocky Mountain School of Animal Acupressure & Massage, 701 Park St. Castle Rock. * Equine Massage Level 1–9am-5pm. Introduction to Anatomy and Physiology. Strokes and techniques, pathology and much more . June 14-18. Level 1 $1,260. Rocky Mountain School of Animal Acupressure & Massage, 6810 N Roxborough Park Rd., Littleton. *

JUNE 19, SATURDAY Canine Massage Level 3 – 9am-5pm. Grief counseling, End-of-Life issues, common conditions and injuries of Geriatric dogs. Pathology, accepted protocols and much more. June 19-22. Level 3 $1,430. Rocky Mountain School of Animal Acupressure & Massage, 701 Park St, Castle Rock.*

JUNE 19, SUNDAY Subsidized Spay/Neuter for DOGS- First come, first served (starts 7am). $50, includes Rabies and Distemper Vaccination (if needed), an ear cleaning and a nail trimming. Does NOT include blood work. Do not feed or water your pet for 12 hours prior to surgery. Info Denver Dumb Friends League, 303751-5772 x 7276. Hero’s Pets, 8086 W. Bowles Ave, Unit N Littleton, CO 80123. Herospets.com.

JUNE 20, MONDAY Equine Massage Level 2 – 9am-5pm. In depth canine anatomy & organ systems, intro to kinesiology, pressure point massage and much more. June 20-24. Level 2 $1,260. Rocky Mountain School of Animal Acupressure and Massage, 6810 N Roxborough Park Rd., Littleton. *

JUNE 28, TUESDAY Anesthesia Free Dental Cleaning for Dogs and Cats – Certified Veterinarian Turie Norman and Vet Tech Cindy Lloyd. $150 ($25 deposit and app’t req’d). Info call Cindy Lloyd with Natural Pet at 303-514-0076 or Cindy@naturalpetproducts.net. Hero’s Pets, 8086 W. Bowles Ave, Unit N Littleton, CO 80123. Herospets.com.

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WEDNESDAY Reiki for Animals – 1:30-3:30pm. Universal Life Force Energy and Healing for your Pets - with Reiki Master Practitioner Annie Morrissey. Reiki is Universal Life Force Energy that Heals, Balances, Nurtures Physically, Emotionally, and Spiritually. Reiki is a safe and effective method to maintain and assist in the treatment of problems. $30/30 min. Hero’s Pets, 8086 W Bowles Ave, Unit N, Littleton. 303-972-1928 or HerosPets@gmail.com. Herospets.com * Rocky Mountain School of Animal Acupressure and Massage. RMSAAM has several locations. NCBTMB Approved Provider #451073-09. 866-903-6462, 303669-4227 or RMSAAM.com

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any folks, like me, started barefoot running on a whim. In 2005, I was just an aspiring runner searching for some method to escape chronic injuries involving plantar fasciitis, shin splints and back pain. I never expected to fall in love with this revolutionary approach to recreational running. Today, according to the AdWords keyword tool, the term “barefoot running” is searched on Google some 90,000 times a month by those seeking more information, including from websites like guru Ken Bob Saxton’s TheRunningBarefoot. com and my own BarefootRunningUniversity.com. Even the sports footwear industry has taken notice, with most manufacturers adding “minimalist shoes” to their lines that allow individuals to run in a more natural manner.

Fresh Approach This paradigm shift in the running world has created a new wave of research, focused on the principles of barefoot running. Dr. Daniel Lieberman, professor of human evolutionary biology at Harvard University, has published one of the most influential studies on the topic. In 2010, he and his colleagues discovered that there is no need for the overly cushioned running shoes that have dominated the market for a quarter century. Rather, he concluded, the naked human foot is more than capable of dissipating the forces generated by running. A study published last year in the British Journal of Sports Medicine by researchers at the Allan McGavin Sports Medicine Centre, at The University of British Columbia, in Vancouver, questioned the entire shoe-fitting process. While monitoring women that were training for a half marathon, the authors found that common motion-control shoes caused more pain than neutral

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continues to support the beneficial nature of the practice. Orthopedic surgeon Dr. Joseph Froncioni offers a helpful analogy. He likens the use of the modern running shoe to our reliance on baby formula in the mid-20th century. Through clever marketing and the endorsement of the medical community, baby formula manufacturers convinced the American public that their formula was superior to a mother’s natural breast milk. A few decades later, research totally disproved the claim. Of course, there are some conditions under which running shoes can be highly advantageous, such as on rough trails or in extreme temperatures. In these cases, a minimalist shoe that allows the body to run in the most natural manner can work well. That generally means flat-soled shoes without a raised heel, but with a wide toe box that allows toes to spread out; these are typically made of lightweight, flexible materials.

Barefoot Tips shoes that do not control natural foot movement. They concluded that, “Our current approach of prescribing in-shoe pronation [the inward rolling of the foot] control systems on the basis of foot type is overly simplistic and potentially injurious.” Thus, the latest thinking is that wearing a modern, cushioned, motion-control running shoe is not necessarily the best solution for everyone. Trusting our own body may be a better answer. That’s the mantra of the grandfather of the movement, Ken Bob Saxton, a veteran of 77 barefoot marathons. His stance is clear: “Our own feet are our best running coaches.” Ted MacDonald, another mentor to many advocates via BarefootTed.com, agrees, saying, “Barefoot running is about tuning in to your own body’s highly sophisticated set of integrated awareness systems, which communicate through feelings and senses that are being collected in real-time as you move.” Critics of barefoot running point out that no conclusive clinical study has yet been done that contrasts injury rates between barefoot and shod runners. While researchers investigate this dynamic, anecdotal evidence from barefoot runners

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For anyone interested in barefoot running, learning about it may be as simple as kicking off your shoes. Most people can successfully make the transition by reacting to the tactile feedback they receive from the ground or other amenable surface. Everyone will benefit from these few basic tips from the experts:  Keep an upright posture  Take very short, light, quick steps  Land on the ball of the foot, and then gently allow the heel to touch the surface  Keep knees bent and arms and legs relaxed  Be patient; start with a quarter-mile and then slowly increase distance Barefoot running allows individuals to push their limits and reach new running goals. So, try taking your shoes off and have some fun! Jason Robillard is a barefoot running instructor, founder of Barefoot Running University, co-founder of the Barefoot Runners Society and author of The Barefoot Running Book. He also consults for the shoe industry. Watch for news of his family’s cross-county tour this summer at BarefootRunningUniversity.com and their blog, RobillardAdventures.com.


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Often the body experiences pain and unpleasant symptoms because it’s experiencing the result of energy blockages. With training in the Asian arts of Qigong, Sooji (hand acupressure) and auricular therapy, I would be honored to help resolve the blockages. The therapies I use may help with a variety of issues: PTSD, Physical and Emotional Pain, and Immune function. I’m located 10 minutes from Belmar and I offer affordable rates and package deals. I look forward to working with you to create a path of health and wellbeing. $5.00 off first appointment.

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BOARD CERTIFIED HOLISTIC MD CLEAR SKY MEDICAL Katia I. Meier, M.D. 10103 Ridge Gate Parkway Aspen Building, Suite 221 Lone Tree, CO 80124 303-790-7860 ClearSkyMedical.com Family practice physician specializing in Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement therapy, Neurotransmitter balancing, comprehensive Nutritional analysis and therapy, Homeopathy, Herbology, Naturopathic Medicine, Personalized Detoxification Programs, Medical Weight Loss and Cosmetic procedures. Treating all ages and most insurance welcomed. Call for more information today. See ad, page 17.

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CHIROPRACTIC DR. KATIE DECKER Steadman Hawkins Denver Clinic 8200 E. Belleview Ave. Ste #615; Greenwood Village (303)915-7997 LiveWellIntl.com/members/Dr-Katie-Decker.html Dr. Decker is a Doctor of Chiropractic and has her Masters in Health Promotion. She enjoys teaching her patients how to achieve optimal health through the five dimensions of health: physical, mental, spiritual, intellectual and emotional. Dr. Decker is full body certified in Active Release Technique (A.R.T.), a soft tissue method to address problems with muscles, tendons, ligaments, fascia and nerves. Most of which are due to repetitive motion and overuse. She combines Chiropractic care, A.R.T., and Nutritional Counseling to help her patients achieve their optimal health! Call today to take your first step towards your optimal health!

RED TAIL WELLNESS CENTERS Ian Hollaman, DC 3393 Iris Ave. #105, Boulder 303-882-8447 RedTailWellnessCenters.com Ian Hollaman, DC focuses on difficult and chronic cases such as elevated glucose and cholesterol, thyroid disorders, and novel solutions to pain and injuries. He holds a proficiency level in professional Applied Kinesiology and has accumulated hundreds of hours in post graduate nutrition. See ad page 9.

RED TAIL WELLNESS CENTERS Karen Hollaman, DC, LMT 3393 Iris Ave., Boulder 303-882-8447 RedTailWellnessCenters.com After a 4 year ‘Medical Mystery’ in my teenage years, I learned the true value of health from a holistic chiropractor. Because of her understanding of how the body heals itself when given the proper support, I was given a second chance at life. Chiropractic resonated with me and I knew I wanted to offer women and children the same hope and care I had been generously given. If you or your family struggles with health issues please contact the Red Tail Wellness Center so I can help you take flight again and let your health soar. See ad page 9.

FENG SHUI: INTERIOR/LANDSCAPE BLUE IRIS DESIGNS Michelle Cobb Certified Feng Shui Practitioner 303-346-8115 BlueIris-Designs.com Transform your outdoor or indoor space into something that’s infused with your personality, style and energy. Perfect balance is achieved through color, style and function – the essential ingredients of good design. Your new landscape, home or office will make you feel exactly as you want to feel. Michelle listens to your needs, wants and desires, because every design is personal. An expert in landscape design in Denver for 17 years, landscape Feng Shui in Denver for 4 years, she is empathic and brings her artistic intuition to transform your space from just a backyard into an oasis.

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HOLISTIC NUTRITION DELICIOUS HEALTH Holistic Nutrition, Health, and Lifestyle Coaching Simla Somturk Wickless, MBA, CHC, CNE 877-211-0220 Boulder, CO and via telephone/Skype internationally EnjoyDeliciousHealth.com / DeliciousHealthBlog.com Women entrepreneurs/business professionals: get out of overwhelm, double your energy, and take control of your health to grow your business sustainably, implement true life-work integration, and lead an intensely pleasurable and infl uential life. Need to go deeper? Simla supports you with adrenal health, autoimmune conditions such as arthritis or fibromyalgia, gastrointestinal issues, food allergies, and more. Review our testimonials and learn more about our approach via website. Complimentary 30-minute Delicious Health Discovery Session. Call 877-2110220 today.

Jennifer K. Garcia Denver Metro Area/Colorado 303-872-3719 JenniferKGarcia.com Soul Path Insights specializes in expanding your awareness, tapping into your potential and opening the door to your true life purpose. Jennifer’s vision and mission as a holistic practitioner is to provide hands-on healings and clear guidance into some of life’s biggest challenges. She is passionate about helping facilitate real change and teaching others. She offers Clairvoyant Readings, Soul Readings from the Akashic Records and teaches Psychic Development Classes in Aurora and at Isis Bookstore. Schedule your appointment or class today and we look forward to meeting you soon.

INTEGRATIVE HEALTH CLEAR SKY MEDICAL Katia I. Meier, M.D. 10103 Ridge Gate Parkway Aspen Building, Suite 221 Lone Tree, CO 80124 303-790-7860 ClearSkyMedical.com Family practice physician specializing in Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement therapy, Neurotransmitter balancing, comprehensive Nutritional analysis and therapy, Homeopathy, Herbology, Naturopathic Medicine, Personalized Detoxification Programs, Medical Weight Loss and Cosmetic procedures. Treating all ages and most insurance welcomed. Call for more information today. See ad, page 17.

HOLISTIC PRACTITIONER RENEE ELLIS, MA The Renaissance Center 427 E. Bayaud, Denver 720-984-9575 Healingwithpastlives.com Experience a new age of counseling and see your life from a broader perspective. As a soul journey guide, Renee weaves together traditional counseling techniques with intuitive skills, processing past life experiences, energy work and Bach Flower Essences. This process works without hypnosis and facilitates healing, freedom and choice. The result is an opportunity to release the past, live more fully in the present, and create the future. She specializes in grief/loss, life transitions, releasing stuck patterns, finding and stepping onto one’s path, spiritual development, phobias and chronic pain. Renee offers individual session, classes and workshops. Call to schedule a free 30-minute consultation.

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INTERIOR DESIGN THREE HORSE DESIGN Trish Bradley P 303-243-0728 / Email 3horsedesign@gmail.com ThreeHorseDesign.com Specializing in green, sustainable and renewable design. As much or as little green as you desire. Will just rearrange your furniture or do a complete home remodel. Will Eco-organize your kitchen or office to help you recycle better. Staging: Commercial and Residential. Window coverings for energy efficiency. FREE CONSULTATIONS. LEED, Solar and RESNET Educated.

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PSYCHOLOGY & GROWTH KATHY HIGGINS, MS, MA, LPC, CACII Deer Creek Counseling 7345 South Pierce St., Ste 110 Littleton, CO 80128 720-663-7702 KathyHigginsLPC.com Kathy Higgins, MS, MA LPC, CACII helps individuals bring about change in order to live more effective and joyful lives, using Interpersonal, Dialectical and PersonCentered therapies as well as Hypnotherapy. Kathy specializes in treating Depression and Bipolar Mood Disorder; Trauma and PTSD with EMDR; Phobias, Anxiety, and OCD; Eating Disorders; Recovery from Addictions, Career Change and Alternative Spirituality. Flexible schedule to meet your needs. Insurance and Credit Cards Accepted.

QIGONG ENERGY BALANCING JULES LOVE Tao and Zen Holistic Wellness Center 3035 W. 25th Ave., Denver 720-887-3532 TouchTheEarth4Peace@gmail.com Many times one’s body becomes blocked or stagnant due to an energy blockage. I am certified in Qigong Energy Healing. The modalities I offer help to resolve the physical & emotional energy blockages. I believe this journey is a gift. I look forward to working with you to create a path of wellbeing that nourishes you and helps you feel alive. I offer individual private appointments. All conditions welcomed. Qi can change your life. Namaste.

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Locations, dates and classes available on website 866-903-6463 RMSAAM.com The Rocky Mountain School of Animal Acupressure and Massage (RMSAAM) offers rewarding and challenging educational programs suitable for Massage Therapists and animal lovers alike. Time is divided into classroom and lab portions allowing students to apply knowledge in a hands-on setting with dogs and horses. RMSAAM also offers courses in Equine Massage, Large and Small Animal Acupressure, Reiki Animal Practitioner, Essential Oils and Aromatherapy for Animals and other special workshops. Tuition assistance available. NCBTMB Approved Provider #451073-09. Register 866-903-6462 or RMSAAM.com. See ad, page 23.

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JUNE 1, WEDNESDAY Tao I Teleclass–10-11:30am. Free Tao I Teleclass teaches Tao practices for healing and rejuvenation and how Tao practices can help you advance on your spiritual journey. This ongoing teleconference is open to everyone who seeks to learn the wisdom of the Tao from Dr. Zhi Gang Sha. Free. Soul Power Institute 888-339-6815 or SoulPowerInstitute@DrSha.com. Oneness Blessing–5:30-6:30pm. A team of certified blessing givers will be offering Oneness Blessings, a non-denominational benediction and Oneness Energy transferred. The blessing can accelerate spiritual growth and deepening. Love Offering. Mile Hi Church, 9077 W. Alameda Ave., Lakewood. 303237-8851 or MileHiChurch.org. The 5 Secrets to Looking & Feeling Younger–78:15pm. This workshop reviews research studies, testimonials and published articles on the value of natural health care. How sugar affects hormone function, how exercise and healthy eating can improve metabolism, permanent weight-loss and rejuvenated health! Free. LifeSource Health Partners 65 S. Wadsworth Blvd., Lakewood. RSVP 303-934-3600 or LifeSourcehp.com.

JUNE 2, THURSDAY Learn About Neuro-Emotional Technique, how it reduces stress and can change your life!–7pm-8pm. Dr. John Wendt gives an informative presentation about a new breakthrough technique called NeuroEmotional Technique. This powerful technique reduces extremely damaging everyday stress. Free. Life Chiropractic 825 Delaware Ave., Ste P103, Longmont. RSVP Cari Taplin 303-678-1979, 1lifechiropractic@gmail.com or InspireLifeChiropractic.com. Wellness Workshop–1pm. Come learn how to get back into the Wellness game! Improve your health with easy take home tips you can implement right away. We will be talking about Whole Food Nutrition. Healthy smoothies will be served! Free. RSVP Heather 303-753-2665. Why Do I Still Have Thyroid Symptoms When My Lab Tests are Normal?–6:30-8:30pm. 3- part class continues June 9 and 16. Weight gain, fatigue, hair loss, brain fog, bloating and forgetfulness sound familiar? New information about autoimmune thyroid, brain fog, glutens and more. $79. People House 3035 W. 25th Ave., Denver. H. Gail Smithson 303-762-8994, gail@smithsonclinic.com or SmithsonClinic.com.

JUNE 3, FRIDAY Free Day at Denver Botanic Gardens at Chatfield – BotanicGardens.org.

JUNE 4, SATURDAY Mile Hi Church Annual Used Book Sale–Through Sunday, June 12. Add coveted works to your collection (books, CDs, DVDs, and videos) during our annual sale. Mile Hi Church, 9077 W. Alameda Ave., Lakewood. 303-232-4079 or MileHiChurch.org. Sedona Method Support Group–10:30am-Noon. Using Sedona Method Releasing to let go of anxiety, stress, relationship issues, habits and more. Learn to have more

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of what you want by letting go. Open to all levels. $15 in advance/$20 door. Smithson Clinic, Inc., 2825 Vallejo St., Denver. Melanie Smithson, Certified Sedona Method Coach 303-762-8994 or melanie@smithsonclinic.com. MelanieSmithson.com. 3rd Annual Free Yoga in the Park–8:15-9:15am every Wednesday and Saturday June 4 through September 10. Finding inner peace this summer is as simple as stepping outdoors and onto the mat. NamasteWorks Yoga + Wellness and the Highlands Ranch Metro District team up for the third year. Join nine amazing teachers and hundreds of participants as we roll out our mats and greet the day with Yoga. Free. Civic Green Park 9370 Ridgeline Blvd., Highlands Ranch. NamasteWorksYoga.com.

JUNE 5, SUNDAY Eckankar Worship Service “The Reality of the Inner Worlds”–10:30-11:30am. Join people from all walks of life to celebrate harmony with Divine Spirit. Dynamic speakers and original creative arts demonstrate the gifts found through daily practice of the spiritual principles found in Eckankar. Free. Eckankar Center of Boulder Valley, 1800 30th St., Ste 208, Boulder. 303-443-1610 or eck-colorado.org. Non-Denominational Church Service–11am. Celebrate the journey of life with meditation and informative spiritual message on the first Sunday of every month. Service is followed by a free aura healing - chakra balancing clinic. Rev. Margaret Johnson, Officiating Minister. Church of Infinite Spirit / Inner Connection Institute 2755 S Locust St., Ste 213, Denver. 303-282-9439. Doors open from 10:40-11am. InnerConnection.org. Restorative Yoga: A Rest-shop–1:30-3pm. Settle in for an afternoon of deeply restorative poses that allow you to renew your body and spirit. Using stories and poems, you are guided to a state of relaxation, reflection and stillness. Includes complementary tea & chocolate! $20. Dancing the Soul 950C Jersey St., Denver. 303-502-4586 or DancingTheSoul.com. BodyTalk Wellness Clinic–2-5pm. Every First Sunday. Is it time to feel better? BodyTalk energy medicine encompasses all aspects of health: mind, body, and spirit. Come experience an energetic re-balancing session! Miracles can happen. All ages welcome. Suggested Donation $20. Rocky Mountain BodyTalk Alliance, 2299 Pearl St., Ste 310, Boulder. Deborah 303-579-0849 or info@rockymtbodytalk.com. RockyMtBodyTalk.com.

JUNE 6, MONDAY Can You Really Get Through Your Blocks As Easily As This?–6pm. Yes, you can! You can get through those blocks that are stopping you from being the best you can be. $30 one session / $21 each (1st 2). Fast Focusing Center, 88 Inverness Circle E, H-107, Centennial. 303-708-8817 or FastFocusingCenter.com. Neuro-Emotional Technique: “Whine and Cheese”– 7-8pm. Dr. John Wendt will be explaining this fantastic new technique along with demonstrations and one free emotional clearing for those who attend. Light, healthy refreshments will be served. Free. Life Chiropractic 825 Delaware Ave. Ste P103 Longmont. RSVP Cari 303-678-1979 or 1lifechiropractic@gmail.com


JUNE 7, TUESDAY Wholistic Approach to Financial Wellness–7-8pm. Educational seminar covers the various aspects of your financial life; college, new car, vacations, emergencies, retirement and estate planning. Do your strategies work together? Solutions for various situations. Take control of your financial health! Topics vary monthly. Free. I-25 & Arapahoe Rd., Greenwood Village. RSVP Barbara 303-759-1208. Aura and Chakra Healing Clinic–5:30-6:45pm. Gain mental clarity, relieve stress and increased creativity with energy healing. Trained healer helps make positive shifts in subtle energy which profoundly influences feelings and health. Yoga of the Mind, 8 E 1st Ave., Ste 103, Denver. 303-668-2358 or YogaOfTheMind.com. Nutritional Cleansing Presentation & Tasting–78:30pm. Learn about this new cleansing and fat burning system that is natural, safe and effective! Help your body eliminate toxins. Participants report an average weight loss of 9-12 pounds in just nine days! Includes a product tasting. Free. LifeSource Health Partners, 65 S. Wadsworth Blvd., Lakewood. RSVP to 303-934-3600 or LifeSourceHP.com.

JUNE 8, WEDNESDAY HüMüH Transcendental Buddhism Satsang–7:308:30pm. A Satsang is a gathering of spiritually-minded people who come together to study spiritual teachings. This month, the HüMüH Satsang will study a teaching by Wisdom Master Maticintin entitled Effective Prayer. Free. Donations welcome. Full Moon Books and Event Center, 9106 W. 6th Ave., Lakewood. 800-336-6015 or office@humuh.org. HUMUH.org.

JUNE 9, THURSDAY Informational Lecture–6pm. Does your child have academic, social or behavioral Concerns? Dr. Tamara Eslich explains why there is an epidemic of children with these concerns. She will also discuss the recent research about children with academic and neurobehavioral issues. Free. Brain Balance Achievement Center, 1211 Avery St., Golden. 303-278-1780 or Golden@BrainBalanceCenters.com. BrainBalanceCenters.com. Breakthroughs! A Coaching and Consciousness Experience with Dr. Roger W. Teel–7-10pm. Thursdays, June 9 - July 7. Take this powerful opportunity to create or seed a breakthrough where it’s most desired. It will launch you into the fuller embrace of all you deserve. $155 – includes manual. Mile Hi Church, 9077 W. Alameda Ave., Lakewood. 303-232-4079 or MileHiChurch.org. Alliance of Professional Women Monthly Networking Luncheon–11:30am-1pm. Our mission is to connect women personally, professionally and philanthropically. Denver Country Club, 1700 E First Ave., Denver. RSVP Pauline Huddleson 303-368-4747, execdir@apwcolorado.org, APWCOlorado.org.

JUNE 10, FRIDAY Trance Medium Healing Clinic–7pm. Arrive early, bldg doors auto-lock at 6:55 PM. Open Channeling 7-7:30ish, Free. Followed by Healings $10. Trance medium healing is a dynamic process facilitating re-alignment and cleansing of the spiritual body. This clinic involves channeling, energy readings, and intense individual clearings. Plan some time for yourself after your healing. No appt necessary. Inner Connection Institute 2755 S Locust St., Ste 213, Denver. 303-282-9439 or InnerConnection.org. Freedom From The Inside Out–5-6:30pm. We explore do-it-yourself techniques like EFT, The Emotion Code, and inner body awareness to clear our energy blocks, emotional baggage and limiting beliefs. Group meets monthly. Free. Littleton. Vicki Nelson 303-955-7532 or ClearSourceCoaching@gmail.com.

savethedate HELP STOP “HUNGRY SUMMER” LIFESOURCE HEALTH PARTNERS SPONSORS FOOD DRIVE FOR JEFFCO ACTION CENTER June 13-30 Help the 150 families who seek help from the Action Center every day! During the summer children don’t get school meals. Donate nonperishable food items for JeffCo Action Center and receive a complimentary or discounted service from LifeSource Health Partners. Drop off Site: LifeSource Health Partners, 65 S. Wadsworth, Lakewood. M-F 9-6, Sat. 9-noon, 303-934-3600. LifeSourcehp.com.

LIGHT, VISION, & CONSCIOUSNESS 21ST ANNUAL ISSSEEM CONFERENCE June 24-27 Westin - Westminster The Beckwiths, Peter Kater, Bruce Lipton, Amit Goswami and more. Light, color, and sound to transform our work, our world, and ourselves. Gifted artists, potent healers, pioneering researchers, and global leaders elucidate the extraordinary. Research workshops, art, energy devices and FREE public events. ISSSEEM.org.

SHAKTI SOLSTICE CELEBRATION3RD ANNUAL GATHERING June 25th, 6:30 – 10pm Let’s join together at the Starhouse in celebration of our abiding light in honor of Summer Solstice! Shanti Medina’s Energize Yoga Flow will be held outside on the beautiful grounds, yummy oil anointing ritual with Judy Godec from Venus & Vetiver, live music and Fire Dance with Cheri Shanti, and Yoga Nidra with Yogeshwari Cindy Lawrence from Yoga that Heals plus more!! Open to all women. $45/$40 with a buddy. Sliding scale available, contact Shanti. Starhouse, 3476 Sunshine Canyon, Boulder. Register early; these gatherings always sell out! More info, contact Shanti at EnergizeShanti@aol.com , 720-841-8998 or EnergizeShanti.com

FIREWORKS IN THE MOUNTAINS! July 2-9 Inexpensive hiking, yoga, Reiki retreat in Winter Park, Colorado. Accommodations, all classes, trips to Rocky Mtn Ntl. Park, Devil’s Thumb, Hot Springs, Byers Peak included, plus some meals and local transportation. Some proceeds to benefit NSCD. Register by June 12 to reserve your spot! Email neatretreats@gmail.com or call 973-551-2506. NeatRetreats.com.

600 HOUR CERTIFIED MASSAGE THERAPY PROGRAM Starts July 16 Denver Integrative Massage School is Affordable: The most competitive tuition rates in Colorado; offers Flexible Schedules: Open course modules, take 50 hours up to 600 hours and has a Thai Yoga Massage Focus: Increased earning power because of dual focus in BOTH Eastern and Western massage modalities. Contact Hillary@dimassageschool.com or 720-270-3633.

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Garden Grapes and Hops–5:30-9:30pm. Adults will enjoy great food, great music and great fun in the summer sun when the Garden Grapes and Hops garden party returns to Denver Botanic Gardens. This festive summer evening party features live music along with all-you-can-eat food and drink samples from nearly 20 local restaurants, seven breweries and three wineries. $25-$60. botanicgardens.org.

The Gong Bath: An Evening of Healing Sounds– 7-8:30pm. Experience the transformational tones and healing power of Tibetan bowls and planetary gongs tuned to vibrate together in a cosmic harmony. Gary Fishman will take you on a journey that will lift your spirits and open you to experience greater spiritual growth. $20. Dancing the Soul, 950C Jersey St., Denver. 303-502-4586 or DancingTheSoul.com.

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Taste of Yoga-Sun Salutations–7-8:30am. During this month of the Summer Solstice, let’s welcome the Sun with variations of Sun Salutations -- warming the body and energizing the spirit! $20. PranaYoga and Ayurveda Mandala, 3333 Federal Blvd., Denver. Hansa 303-4328099, pyamandala@gmail.com or Pyamandala.com.

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Blouse Drive Happy Hour for Dress for Success– 5-8pm. Network with the Alliance of Professinal Women Foundation, have fun, celebrate women and support a great cause. Bring one new or newish women’s blouse to donate (clean, on a hanger) for entry. Bring an accessory to trade with another to refresh your wardrobe! The Funky Buddha Lounge 776 Lincoln St., Denver. Shae Thurman 720-2572311 or sthurman@lucidatainc. APWColorado.org.

JULY 16, SATURDAY Thai for the Table - 9am- 6pm. An amazing introduction and a clever modification of the Traditional Thai Massage style. TFT was created to be more accessible to current massage therapists and bodyworkers who would like to incorporate different techniques and different layers of awareness into their current practices on the massage table. Limited space; pls RSVP. $350, deposit (applied to cost): $50. Denver Integrative Massage School, 2414 W. 32nd Ave, Denver. DIMassageSchoool.com

JULY 17, SUNDAY Circling: 2012 and New Beginnings-What’s it all About?–1-4:30pm. Connect with other wise women. Join in ceremony with drums and rattles. Explore the many prophecies from around the world and sift through the various viewpoints to find clarity about 2012 and how this fits in our lives. The circle has been a natural way for women to gather since the beginning. It creates a safe space to congregate for confidences, support, ceremony and tradition. $20. Old Hampden Holistic Center, 3501 S. Corona St., #1 Englewood. Andrea 720-530-2834 or awomenscircle@yahoo.com

SEPTEMBER 15-18 Women’s Empowerment Workshop - Come on a journey through nature to your most powerful, soulful self! The WEW empowers women to nourish mind, body and spirit by connecting to the natural world in a profoundly enriching, compelling, and transformational way. Rejuvenate, revitalize and reinvigorate. This dynamic event offers soulful, expertly guided explorations in nature including hiking, rafting, rock climbing, nature photography and equine empowerment. Plus, speakers, seminars, and tools and inspiration that will propel you into your most vivid and inspired life! Vail Racquet Club, Vail. www.WomenEmpower.us.

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Olde Town Acupuncture & Wellness Center 5th Birthday Party–2-4pm. Celebrate Olde Town Acupuncture serving the Arvada community for 5 years. Gallery of local artists, music, games of chance, tarot readings, refreshments, and birthday cake! Free. Olde Town Acupuncture & Wellness Center, 5855 Wadsworth Bypass, Bldg A, Ste 201, Arvada. OldeTownACU.com. Soul of Money Workshop: Transform Your Relationship with Money with Lynne Twist–2- 4:30pm. This award-winning author and president of the Soul of Money Institute will show us how to free ourselves from the limiting beliefs we have about money. $20. Mile Hi Church, 9077 W. Alameda Ave., Lakewood. 303-232-4079 or MileHiChurch.org.

JUNE 13, MONDAY Confidence/Boundless Energy Class – 6pm. Have you ever said, “If I only had the confidence, I would…”? Techniques to build competence and increase confidence. Learn breathing and energy stimulation techniques to keep you going long after others are done. $30/1 session / $21 each (1st 2). Fast Focusing Center, 88 Inverness Circle E, H-107, Centennial. 303-708-8817 or FastFocusingCenter.com.

JUNE 14, TUESDAY Aura and Chakra Healing Clinic–5:30-6:45pm. Gain mental clarity, relieve stress and increased creativity with energy healing. Trained healer helps make positive shifts in subtle energy which profoundly influences feelings and health. Yoga of the Mind, 8 E. 1st Ave, Ste. 103, Denver. 303-668-2358 or YogaOfTheMind.com. Aging Gracefully through Andropause & Menopause–7pm. Educational discussion on aging gracefully. Learn how Andropause and Menopause develop, common symptoms and natural, safe solutions. Hormonal changes affect both men and women throughout life. Don’t be a bystander in a sea of hormones, learn concrete methods to regain your vitality and limit the consequences of aging! $10. East Boulder Recreation Center 5660 Sioux Dr., Boulder. RSVP Red Tail Wellness Centers 303-882-8447, drian@redtailwc.com or RedTailWellness.com.

JUNE 15, WEDNESDAY Mind Over Weight Class – 6pm. Are you tired of failed diets? Are you tired of failed workouts? Healthy weight ALWAYS starts with a healthy brain. This class will start you on the road to make your weight a healthy weight. $30 one session / $21 each (1st 2). Fast Focusing Center, 88 Inverness Circle E, H-107, Centennial. 303-708-8817. FastFocusingCenter.com. Video Night-”Thanks for the Help and Love”–78pm. Join us for an opportunity to see “Thanks for the Help and Love” a spiritually uplifting video featuring Harold Klemp, the Spiritual Leader of Eckankar. Free. Eckankar Center of Boulder Valley 1800 30th St. Ste 208 Boulder. 303-443-1610 or Eck-Colorado.org. Wellness Workshop–1pm. Come learn alarming Health Stats about our kids and how you can change them for YOURS thru better Nutrition. Healthy smoothies will be served. RSVP Heather 303-753-2665.

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JUNE 16, THURSDAY Brain Balance Achievement Center Anniversary Celebration and Open House–2-6pm. Open House Celebration with Face Painting, Balloon Artist, Climbing Wall and Bounce House. Come tour the center, meet the staff and meet families who have been through our life changing program. Free. Brain Balance Center of Golden 1211 Avery St., Golden. 303-278-1780, Golden@BrainBalanceCenters.com or BrainBalanceCenters.com. Natural Approaches to Preventing and Handling Arthritic Pain–7-8:15pm. This workshop reviews rheumatoid and osteoarthritis. Basic tissue changes that occur and the neurological and physiological aspects will be addressed. Participants will understand the causes of arthritis and non-drug treatment solutions and long-term care management. Free. LifeSource Health Partners 65 S. Wadsworth Blvd., Lakewood. RSVP 303-934-3600 or LifeSourcehp.com. Metaphysical Fair–12-8pm Friday and 10am-5pm Saturday. Readers, Healers, Vendors and free workshops. Readings/Healings offered for $1/minute with a 20 minute minimum. Snacks and beverages available for purchase. Come to the fair! $3. Donations welcome. Unity Temple 1555 Race St., Denver. 303377-4838 or UnityTempleofDenver.org.

JUNE 19, SUNDAY

Happy Father’s Day! Community HU Song–10:30-11am. Find inner peace by chanting the once-secret name for God, HU. All are welcome. Expand your awareness; experience divine love; heal a broken heart; find solace in times of grief. Bring a friend. Free. ECKANKAR Center of Boulder Valley, Crossroads Garden, 1800 30th St. Ste 208, Boulder. 303-443-1610 or Eck-Colorado.org. Drum Circle–5:30-7:30pm. Chanting 5:30-6pm., drumming 6-7:30pm. No experience necessary. Love Offering. Mile Hi Church, 9077 W. Alameda Ave., Lakewood. 303-237-8851 or Milehichurch.org. Do Men Really Ask for Directions? and other important questions with Rev. Norman Bouchard–2:304:30pm. We will look at the questions that men need to ask in life to step into their greatness. Join Rev. Norm, lifestyle humorist, international speaker and author as he leads us to ask the questions that matter most. $7. Mile Hi Church, 9077 W. Alameda Ave., Lakewood. 303-232-4079 or Milehichurch.org.

JUNE 20, MONDAY Money/Business Class – 6pm. Do your negative thoughts about money prevent you from having enough? Do you think money is “the root to all evil” or have other negative money thoughts? Get those negative thoughts out of your way. $30 one session / $21 each (1st 2). Fast Focusing Center, 88 Inverness Circle E, H-107, Centennial. 303-708-8817. FastFocusingCenter.com.

JUNE 21, TUESDAY Informational Lecture–6pm. See listing June 9. Brain Balance Achievement Center, 1211 Avery St., Golden. 303-278-1780 or Golden@BrainBalanceCenters.com. BrainBalanceCenters.com. Wellness Workshop–1pm. Come learn how to improve your health by bridging that Gap of what you EAT, with what your body truly needs to fight illness & disease. Join us for an hour and enjoy healthy smoothies! RSVP Heather 303-753-2665.


The Wisdom of the Tao-Discovering True Peace, Power and Plenty with Dr. Roger W. Teel–7-10pm. Tuesday evenings, June 21, 28 and July 5. Explore the empowering teachings of the ancient master, Lao-tzu, from the classic writings of the Tao Te Ching. Learn how to flow in life harmoniously and with a higher quality of peace, power and joy. $65. Mile Hi Church, 9077 W. Alameda Ave., Lakewood. 303-232-4079 or MileHiChurch.org. Aura and Chakra Healing Clinic–5:30-6:45pm. Gain mental clarity, relieve stress and increased creativity with energy healing. Trained healer helps make positive shifts in subtle energy which profoundly influences feelings and health. Yoga of the Mind, 8 E. 1st Ave, Ste. 103, Denver. 303-668-2358 or YogaOfTheMind.com. Nutritional Cleansing Presentation & Tasting–78:30pm. See June 7 listing. LifeSource Health Partners 65 S. Wadsworth Blvd., Lakewood. RSVP to 303-9343600 or LifeSourcehp.com.

Inverness Circle E, H-107, Centennial. 303-708-8817. FastFocusingCenter.com.

Mind, 8 E. 1st Ave, Ste. 103, Denver. 303-668-2358 or YogaOfTheMind.com.

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Healing Food Cravings with Angels–7-8pm. Guided meditation to a powerful healing with Angels to help food cravings, emotional eating and more. Work with Angels to release addictions or habits that you are ready to change. Treat yourself to a powerful healing with Angels to change your food space into a healthy lifestyle. The Angelic Realm is here to help us heal. Hearing the Angels is easier then you think. $10. Provided by Journey Within; Inside Rishi’s Crossing Yoga Studio 2730 S Wadsworth Blvd., Lakewood. Anita Destino, Journey Within 720-413-7303, Journeywithin@hotmail.com or AnitaDestino.com Aura and Chakra Healing Clinic–5:30-6:45pm. Gain mental clarity, relieve stress and increased creativity with energy healing. Trained healer helps make positive shifts in subtle energy which profoundly influences feelings and health. Yoga of the

Restorative Yoga for Women–5:45-7pm. Women’s Wellness Wednesday - 4 Wk Series to explore a joyful state of release. Step into a nurturing experience with yoga and emerge a new woman, released from the stress of the day. 4 week series, $69. NamasteWorks Yoga + Wellness 5860 S. Curtice St., Littleton. 303725-1434 or NamasteWorksYoga.com.

JUNE 30, THURSDAY Special Report on Health–7-8pm. Dr. John Wendt will discuss the four major aspects of your health: stress, structure, toxins and nutrition and ways you can help yourself to gain more energy and less stress. FREE. Life Chiropractic 825 Delaware Ave., Ste P103, Longmont. RSVP Cari Taplin 303-678-1979 or 1lifechiropractic@gmail.com InspireLifeChiropractic.com.

JUNE 22, WEDNESDAY Enhancing Women’s Health with Essential Oils– 7pm-8:15pm. Focuses on real challenges for women such as hot flashes, difficulty sleeping, low libido, mood swings, PMS and more. Dr. Purser’s “Real Solutions for the Top 7 Female Health Concerns” discusses natural progesterone, essential oils and proven lifestyle changes that can transform your life. Free. LifeSource Health Partners, 65 S. Wadsworth Blvd., Lakewood. RSVP 303-934-3600 or LifeSourceHP.com.

JUNE 24, FRIDAY Light, Vision & Consciousness–June 24-27. Twentyfirst annual ISSSEEM Conference -Bridging Science and Spirit. Explore a spectrum of ways to transform our work, our world, and ourselves with light, color, and sound. Aspects-- artistic, technical and mystical-are illumined by pioneering researchers, global leaders and potent healers. Art, exhibits, workshops, public events to elucidate the extraordinary. Westminster. ISSSEEM.org.

JUNE 25, SATURDAY Lavender: Botanical Queen of Provence–10amNoon. Come learn to harness the powers of one of the most prolific herbs ever to grace the herb garden. $44/ non-members; $39/members. Denver Botanic Gardens 1007 York St., Denver. 720-865-3580, registrar@ botanicgardens.org or BotanicGardens.org. Pranahuti-Aided Meditation–9:30am-5:30pm. This two-day, four-session course covers a unique method of Raja Yoga (meditation) for happiness, peace, control of mind, enlightenment and balanced existence. Individual growth in all aspects of life, happiness and balancedliving realizing the meaning of existence-universal harmony. Institute of Sri Ramchandra Consciousness. Free. Harish 303-980-5358 or harish@sriramchandra.org. Inspirational Movie Night at Mile Hi Church– 7pm. “Luminous WorldViews: Exploring a Living Spirituality.” This fascinating documentary explores a vision of the universe described by both mystics and frontier scientists, featuring interviews with renowned authors, scientists and educators. Love Offering. Mile Hi Church, 9077 W. Alameda Ave., Lakewood. 303237-8851 or MileHiChurch.org.

ongoingevents daily Tao and Divine Chanting to Serve Humanity–910:30am. Daily teleconference. Heal yourself, and together with others, heal the world. Join people from around the world offering service to all humanity through chanting of the sacred Tao texts to manifest love, peace and harmony. Free. The Institute of Soul Healing and Enlightenment. 888-339-6815, SoulPowerInstitute@DrSha.com or DrSha.com.

tuesday Community Thai Yoga Massage Student Clinic– 11:30am-3:30pm. Student practicum sessions available to the public! In Thailand you still find traditional, community massage setting. Our sessions combine Thai yoga massage with Asian and Western massage techniques. 60 min-$21, 90 min $28. Denver Integrative Massage School, 2414 W. 32nd Ave., Denver. Appt req 720-252-2716 or danielle@denverintegrativemassageschool.com. DIMassageSchool.com Aura and Chakra Healing Clinic–5:30-6:45pm. Gain mental clarity, relieve stress and increased creativity with energy healing. Trained healer helps make positive shifts in subtle energy which profoundly influences feelings and health. Yoga of the Mind, 8 E. 1st Ave, Ste. 103, Denver. 303-668-2358 or YogaOfTheMind.com.

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Free Aura Clearing and Chakra Balancing – 12:151pm and 5:45-6:15pm. A healing is an energy clearing, like a psychic shower. During a healing, energy one does not need is cleared, including blocks to growth and flow. Clarity and contentment are restored. Donations appreciated, but not required. Inner Connection Institute 2755 South Locust St., Ste 213 Denver. 303282-9439 or Innerconnection.org.

Words Class–6pm. Learn how words affect you every day and how powerful they are, sometimes without us knowing or understanding how they impact our brains. Erase negative subconscious programming. $30 one session / $21 each (1st 2). Fast Focusing Center, 88

Modern-Day Meditation–7:30-9pm. This meditation guides people to a more calm and open state, to think clearly about solutions for daily like changes and find a deeper spiritual connect within. First class free. Colorado Health and Wellness Center 126 W 5th

Ave., Denver. Diane 303-524-4040, diane@miracle. org or meetup.com/Modern-Day-Meditation-Denver. Free Aura Clearing and Chakra Balancing–6-7pm. A healing is an energy clearing, like an “energy car wash”. During a healing, we release negative energy that is blocking you from growth and stopping you from creating the life you desire. Donations welcome. Rishi’s Crossing Yoga Studio, 2730 S Wadsworth Blvd, Lakewood. 720-413-7303 or AnitaDestino.com. 3rd Annual Free Yoga in the Park–8:15-9:15am every Wednesday and Saturday June 4 through September 10. Finding inner peace this summer is as simple as stepping outdoors and onto the mat. Presented by NamasteWorks Yoga + Wellness and the Highlands Ranch Metro District. Join nine amazing teachers and hundreds of participants as we roll out our mats and greet the day with Yoga. Free. Civic Green Park, 9370 Ridgeline Blvd., Highlands Ranch. NamasteWorksYoga.com.

thursday BHS-Business Honoring Spirituality Networking– 7-9am. Our mission is to unite business professionals in a Spiritual surrounding, allowing for limitless individual and group development of Spiritual and professional possibilities. Bring plenty of business cards. $5 donation. Mile Hi Church, 9079 W Alameda Ave, Lakewood. Info and speaking opps. BHSMileHi.org. Community Thai Yoga Massage Student Clinic– 11:30am-3:30pm. See Tuesday listing. DenverIntegrativeMassageSchool.com Free Aura Clearing and Chakra Balancing–6:307:30pm. A healing is an energy clearing, like a psychic shower. During a healing, energy one does not need is cleared, including blocks to growth and flow. Clarity and contentment are restored. Donations appreciated, but not required. Mini-readings are available after the clinic- $10. Inner Connection Institute 4325 Harlan St., Wheat Ridge. 303-257-4797 or InnerConnection.org.

saturday 3rd Annual Free Yoga in the Park–8:15-9:15am every Wednesday and Saturday June 4 through September 10. See Wednesday listing.

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