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Contents 10 HEART COHERENCE 18

REDUCES STRESS & ANXIETY

14 RONNIE CUMMINS on Growing a Movement

16 THE ROOTS OF GOOD HEALTH Thriving on a Plant-Based Diet

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A Plant-Based Spin on Classic Dishes

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growing number of Americans are moving away from meat and toward plant-based foods, for the promise of glowing health and expanding culinary horizons. Writer April Thompson shares the secrets of making this a seamless transition in “The Roots of Good Health: Thriving on a Plant-Based Diet.” Then, she gives us the recipes to match in “Meatless Makeover: A Plant-Based Spin on Classic Dishes.” Plants also play a starring role in other important aspects of our lives: writer Marlaina Donato’s “Vegan Fitness: A Healthy Choice for Body and Planet” explains how eating lower on the food chain benefits body, soul and the environment. Don’t miss Julie Peterson’s enlightening article, “Hemp Gets Hot: Meet the Hardest Working Plant on the Planet.” A crop that was illegal in U.S. soil for about 50 years is now reaching for the sun as this no-buzz cousin to marijuana fuels high hopes among farmers, agricultural researchers, manufacturers and consumers for its use in a host of fiber-based products and its potential to combat climate change. Be sure to check out all that Natural Awakenings has to offer this month, including the Wise Words of author Ronnie Cummins, founder of the Organic Consumers Association, on the future of regenerative agriculture in sequestering greenhouse gases and the power of growing a movement. The time is now to consider our role as stewards of the planet and protect that which holds everything we need to flourish as a species.

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Functional Medicine Practitioners Solve the Puzzle

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Our current healthcare system compartmentalizes the body and addresses symptoms instead of the root cause of diseases and conditions. When one sees a Medical Doctor the training is very linear: A + B = C. You have these symptoms therefore here is your label and your medication for that label. They are not looking to get to the root, they are looking to control the symptoms. Functional Medicine Practitioners see the body as one whole unit and each client as an individual. They strive to get to the root of an individual’s health conditions. FMP’s learn: how the body works together; how the domino effect happens when people get ill; and how to identify the root of that domino effect. Many people never find relief for their aliments and become attached to a label because they have been given a cookie-cutter diagnosis. However, 100 people could have the same diagnosis based on their symptoms and they could all have a different root cause for those symptoms. But, we must always learn the “why.” Why do you have digestive issues? Why do you have a thyroid condition? Why are your hormones out of balance? Why do you have constant fatigue and poor sleep? FMP’s collect all the data to solve the puzzle. They review lab reports, health history, symptoms, various things a person has tried and how their body has reacted to those interventions. Once everything is out on the table, the correlations can be found and an individualized program can be created. FMP’s do not take insurance because they are not legally allowed to do so, although you can use your Health Savings Account (HSA) or FLEX dollars. Keeping the insurance companies OUT of your health decisions means we can focus on the best possible care plan for the individual.

Fresh evidence is emerging of a skin-gut axis that links type B ultraviolet (UVB) exposure to the microbiome, a finding that has implications for those suffering from autoimmune and inflammatory diseases. University of British Columbia researchers divided 21 healthy young women into two groups: Nine took vitamin D supplements during Vancouver’s long, dark winter, and 12 didn’t. After three months, only the nonsupplement-takers tested as being deficient in vitamin D. Both groups were exposed to three, one-minute, fullbody UVB light sessions; within a week, vitamin D levels increased 10 percent on average and the gut microbiota diversity of the low-D group rose to match that of the sufficient-D group. Along with other probiotic bacteria, Lachnospiraceae species, typically low in the guts of people with inflammatory diseases, increased with the UVB exposure.

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ave you heard the adage “music soothes the savage beast”? It’s not just a fable. Science confirms sound and vibrational therapies change brainwave frequencies and the nervous system, lowers stress levels and boosts immune function, while also interrupting negative patterns. One study, noting mood and anxiety caused an increase in disease, looked at singing bowl meditation and its effects on the body. The researchers used Tibetan singing bowls, crystal singing bowls, gongs, Ting-shas (tiny cymbals), dorges (bells), didgeridoos, and other small bells. The study found that crystal singing bowls changed the electrical responses in the body (think blood pressure, and pain response.) and Tibetan singing bowls also decreased blood pressure and heart rate.  A study by the British Academy of Sound Therapy found that 95% of clients who had stressrelated issues felt an increase in calmness after a session. Using tuning forks is another form of vibrational therapy, and there is research suggesting it might relieve muscle and bone pain. Some of the conditions sound therapy has been used to alleviate include Depression; Post-traumatic stress disorder; Autism; Learning disabilities; Stress and Anxiety disorders. For references, contact Eliza Marie Somers in Denver and Lakewood. ForHeavenSake.com. See ad page 21.

Cut Back on Sugar and Carbs to Improve Sleep Women that toss and turn at night might sleep better if they pass up sugary treats for fruit, suggests a new study from Columbia University. Examining records of nearly 50,000 postmenopausal women in the Women’s Health Initiative, researchers found those that consumed a diet high in refined carbohydrates—particularly added sugars and processed grains—were more likely to develop insomnia. Women with a diet that included higher amounts of vegetables, fiber and whole fruit (not juice) were less likely to have trouble sleeping. “When blood sugar is raised quickly, your body reacts by releasing insulin, and the resulting drop in blood sugar can lead to the release of hormones such as adrenaline and cortisol, which can interfere with sleep,” explains senior author James Gangwisch, Ph.D.

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Electric propulsion has long been a goal of aviation manufacturers to lessen the carbon footprint of air travel. On December 11, Vancouver, Canada-based Harbour Air launched the first successful test flight of an all-electric aircraft. Founder and CEO Greg McDougall piloted a 1956 de Havilland Beaver seaplane, rechristened the ePlane. Retrofitted with a 750-horsepower magni500 motor by MagniX, it took off from a dock on the Fraser River in Richmond, British Columbia, and flew for four minutes. The certification process will take one to two years. After that, the retrofits of the company’s existing fleet of small planes can begin. The challenge for airlines seeking to go green with large aircraft is that current technology leaves electric engines relatively weak for their weight and they have a short battery life, but these factors do not deter Harbour Air, which went carbon-neutral in 2007 and flies mostly short hops in the Northwest.

Tequila Waste Turned into Bio-Straws

Jose Cuervo, the bestselling tequila maker globally, has initiated an ecofriendly process of salvaging the leftover agave fibers from its distilling process and upcycling them into a more sustainable alternative to regular plastic straws. The biodegradable drinking straw will decompose up to 200 times faster than regular plastic. Made with an agave biobased and U.S. Food and Drug Administration-approved composite, the new straws replace about a third of the polymers used in traditional straw production, and at the end of its lifecycle a straw can be consumed by microorganisms to fully biodegrade within one to five years in landfill conditions. The company plans to distribute millions of the straws this year at bars, restaurants and Jose Cuervo events across the U.S. and Mexico. 8

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Copenhagen has dramatically refashioned the look and function of a power station with a new state-of-the-art, waste-to-power plant that powers 200,000 homes and doubles—actually, sextuples—as a ski slope, a climbing wall, a viewing tower, a hiking and running trail network, and a bar and restaurant. Named Copenhill, “It is the cleanest waste-to-energy power plant in the world,” says architect Bjarke Ingels. “It is a crystal clear example of ‘Hedonistic Sustainability’ because a sustainable city is not only better for the environment, it is also more enjoyable for the lives of its citizens.” The building, 278 feet tall at its apex, has a glass elevator for viewing the inner workings of how the city’s trash is transformed into both Palau Bans Chemicals electricity and heating, as well to Save Reefs as the best view in town of the Palau is the first country in the harbor. It has three ski lifts that world to ban ecologically harmful serve a one-third-mile course sunscreens containing oxybencoated with a special “plastic zone and octinoxate. Studies have grass” that provides the perfound the ingredients cause coral fect friction for both skiing and DNA to mutate in the larval stage, snowboarding. It even features which prevents coral from growthe tallest climbing wall in the ing properly and makes it more world, designed with overhangs susceptible to bleaching. Palau, and ledges of white, like an icy with a population of about 20,000 mountain. Ingels says 97 perpeople spread across 340 islands cent of Copenhagen residents between Australia and Japan, is a get their heating as a byproduct diving hotspot for tourists, and one of energy production from an of its lagoons has been named an integrated system in which the official UNESCO World Heritage electricity, heating and waste Site. President Tommy Remengesau disposal are combined into a says, “We have to live and respect single process. Copenhagen the environment, because the has a goal of becoming the environment is the nest of life.” world’s first carbon-neutral city by 2025.

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sychologists once maintained that emotions were purely mental expressions generated by the brain alone. We now know that this is not true — emotions have as much to do with the heart and body as they do with the brain. Of the body’s organs, the heart plays a particularly important role in our emotional experience. The experience of an emotion results from the brain, heart, and body acting in concert. The HeartMath Institute, a Central California research center dedicated to the study of the heart and the physiology of emotions, has conducted numerous studies identifying the relationship between emotions and the heart. A number of their studies have provided new insight into understanding how the activity of the heart is indeed linked to our emotions and our health, vitality and well-being.

Emotions and the Heart

HeartMath studies have defined a critical link between the heart and brain. The heart is in a constant two-way dialogue with the brain — our emotions change the signals between the heart and brain in complex ways. The heart sends more information to the brain than the brain sends to the heart. And the brain responds to the heart in many important ways. This research explains how the heart responds to emotional and mental reactions and why certain emotions stress the body and drain our energy. 10

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As we experience feelings like anger, frustration, anxiety and insecurity, our heart rhythm patterns become more erratic. These erratic patterns are sent to the emotional centers in the brain which it recognizes as negative or stressful feelings. These signals create the actual feelings we experience in heart area and body. The erratic heart rhythms also block our ability to think clearly. Many studies have found that the risk of developing heart disease is significantly increased for people who experience frequent stress. Stress is an umbrella term that embraces emotions such as irritation, anger or frustration, judgement, guilt and depression. These emotions create a chain reaction in the body — stress hormone levels increase, blood vessels constrict, blood pressure rises, and the immune system is weakened. If we consistently experience these emotions, it can put a strain on the heart and other organs, and eventually lead to serious health problems.

Conversely, research shows that when we experience heartfelt emotions like love, care, appreciation and compassion the heart produces a smooth pattern that looks like gently rolling hills. Harmonious heart rhythms, which reflect positive emotions, are considered to be indicators of cardiovascular efficiency and nervous system balance. This lets the brain know that the heart feels good and often creates a gentle warm feeling in the area of the heart. Learning to shift out of stressful emotional reactions to these heartfelt emotions can have profound positive effects on the cardiovascular system and our overall health. It is easy to see how our heart and emotions are linked and how we can shift our heart into a more efficient state by monitoring its rhythms. A simple and effective tool to link your heart and brain is called heart-mind coherence.

Being Appreciative Has Benefits

The feeling of appreciation is one of the most concrete and easiest positive emotion for individuals to self-generate and sustain for longer periods. Almost anyone can find something to genuinely appreciate. By simply recalling a time when you felt sincere appreciation and recreating that feeling, you can increase your heart rhythm coherence, reduce emotional stress and improve your health.


For people who may initially find it difficult to self-generate a feeling of appreciation in the present moment, experts suggest that they recall a past memory that elicits warm feelings. With practice, most people are able to self-generate feelings of appreciation in real time and no longer need the past time reference. Rollin McCraty, Director of Research for the HeartMath Institute, says, “It’s important to emphasize that it is not a mental image of a memory that creates a shift in our heart rhythm, but rather the emotions associated with the memory. Mental images alone usually do not produce the same significant results that we’ve observed when someone focuses on a positive feeling.” Positive emotion-focused techniques, such as heart-mind coherence, can help individuals effectively replace stressful thoughts and emotional patterns with more positive perceptions and emotions.

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Ronnie Cummins on Growing a Movement by Elizabeth Greene

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or five decades, human rights activist, journalist and author Ronnie Cummins has campaigned for natural health and the environment. Since he co-founded the Organic Consumers Association in 1998, the nonprofit has grown to a network that’s 2 million people strong, dedicated to promoting organic food, regenerative farming and commerce through global initiatives that integrate public education, marketplace pressure, media outreach, litigation and grassroots lobbying. His latest book, Grassroots Rising: A Call to Action on Climate, Farming, Food and a Green New Deal (ChelseaGreen.com/product/ grassroots-rising), focuses on Regeneration International, a global network that he and other advocates spawned in 2015 with a goal to reverse global warming and end world hunger by accelerating the transition to regenerative agriculture and land management.

What is Regeneration International?

It’s a movement that spread when people started to understand that the climate crisis was very, very serious and connected to other crises we face—our health and farmers not being able to make a living, for example. It’s about identifying regenerative practices around the world, publicizing them and changing public policy. We use the slogan, “Healthy soil, healthy ecosystem, healthy plants, healthy food, healthy people, healthy animals, healthy climate.” All these living systems are interconnected. Regeneration of one system impacts another, which will lead to stabilizing the climate.

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"Every time you pull out your wallet, you are either casting your vote for regeneration or the continuation of degeneration. Everything you buy is a vote." call it “regenerative organic” because people understand organic. But when we devised organic standards, we didn’t completely understand soil biology and the carbon cycle. Now we know that there’s important biological life below the soil. We understand carbon sequestration. Regenerative organic farming rebuilds the soil, which improves food, health and eventually, the climate. It’s a transformation of the food system.

What will it require to achieve the goals of the Green New Deal, which calls for net zero emissions of greenhouse gases by 2030?

First, consumers need to understand the interconnectedness of things so that they make decisions to create market pressure. Second, farmers, ranchers and land managers need to use regenerative best practices. Third is political power and policy change to drive regeneration. We need elected officials to understand regenerative ideas and feel pressure from constituents. Officials need

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to hear that we don’t want our tax money used for degenerative practices. Fourth is money. It will take trillions of dollars over the next decade, with much money coming from government funding. But private investments also need to shift. Our savings, pensions and retirement accounts need to be in financial institutions that place assets in regenerative, socially responsible investing.

How can we help address climate change on a personal level?

Every time you pull out your wallet, you are either casting your vote for regeneration or the continuation of degeneration. Everything you buy is a vote. What you talk about and do every day is also extremely important. Americans spend half of their food dollars eating out. Learn to cook, invite people over for dinner, teach your kids how to cook. Eating is an agricultural act. Everyone should also be active in civic organizations. Run for office. It doesn’t have to be in politics, it could be a conservation committee or school board. Do what you can do best inside this regenerative framework and you will have a big impact. Things aren’t hopeless. It’s plausible that we are going to solve this. Unfortunately, it took until now for people to wake up. I believe people have an innate love for nature and other people, but if they’re hopeless and unaware, they’re going to behave as if they don’t care. There is an increasing common awareness and responsibility to get the job done. This is a spiritual movement as much as it is an agricultural and alternative energy movement.

What inspired you to write about this issue?

About 10 years ago, I learned that regenerative food, farming and land use, in combination with renewable energy and radical energy conservation, could solve the climate crisis. I did more research, helped form Regeneration International and then saw that there wasn’t a roadmap for regeneration. I needed to write the book so that the climate movement would understand regeneration and the food-farming-regeneration movement would understand climate. And I need for everyone to understand that there is hope.

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THE ROOTS OF GOOD HEALTH Thriving on a Plant-Based Diet by April Thompson

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mericans are moving away from meat products and toward plantrich foods for personal, planetary or animal welfare reasons. While only three percent of Americans identified as vegan and five percent as vegetarian in a recent Gallup Poll, a 2018 report by restaurant consultants Baum + Whiteman indicates that about 83 percent are eating more plant-based foods. Marly McMillen-Beelman was prescribed medications for irritable bowel syndrome. “I knew I didn’t want to be on prescriptions, so I decided to change my diet, beginning by giving up meat, dairy and eggs. I immediately felt much better and my symptoms went away naturally,” says the author of The Everything Vegan Meal Prep Cookbook. “Now I eat an even greater variety of food than I did before I went vegan.” Embarking on a plant-based diet is a lifelong adventure, but it can take time to adjust. Experts recommend a healthy dose 16

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Start with familiar plant-based foods you already enjoy, and ease into trying new foods, whether tempeh or lentils. ~April Murray of self-love with the newfound fondness for fruits and veggies. “Give yourself some slack and realize that dietary changes do not happen overnight,” says registered dietician April Murray. “Start with familiar plant-based foods you already enjoy, and ease into trying new foods, whether tempeh or lentils.” A plant-oriented diet also can be flexible; health advocates encourage individuals to find a diet that works for them and their families. Leah Webb, author of Simple and Delicious Recipes for Cooking with Whole

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Foods on a Restrictive Diet, has adapted her diet over time to accommodate her family’s health needs. Although Webb has always maintained a plant-rich diet, she began incorporating some animal products when her son was born. “He had severe food allergies and asthma, and needed a more diverse diet,” explains Webb, whose daughter also has cystic fibrosis. Cutting out grains was a game-changer in “calming down his gut, where most of immune response lies,” says Webb. “He is now off asthma medication and the number of allergens he suffers from has dropped from seven to two.” Webb’s family eats bountifully from their backyard garden, complemented by meat and produce from local farmers’ markets, where she can be certain the foods were produced sustainably and humanely. “I use meat to flavor soups or accent vegetables, rather than as the star of the show. I like to focus on real flavors, using lots of garlic, herbs and spices,” says Webb.

Plant-Based Nutrition Made Easy

While some worry about getting sufficient nutrients on a largely plant-based diet, nutrition experts say these fears are unfounded. “People think they need to calculate every nutrient, but if you eat a plant-centered, whole-foods diet, you will get every vitamin and mineral you need to thrive,” says Ocean Robbins, author of The 31-Day Food Revolution: Heal Your Body, Feel Great, and Transform Your World. Legumes, nuts and seeds are all healthy, abundant sources of protein and iron.

Getting Social

Dietary changes can be challenging to navigate initially, particularly when faced with social situations ranging from family gatherings to cohabitation. Having a good plan going into such situations can help ease the transition, say experts. “Never show up to an event hungry. You will be more likely to make a good decision if you are nourished. On the way there, remind yourself why you are making the transition to plant-based eating,” suggests Murray. “I call myself a secular vegan because I don’t have a dogmatic approach to the way I eat. If I go to a family dinner and someone has made something special for me but they used

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a non-vegan cheese, I will respect my family member’s effort and eat some of it. These situations will pop up from time to time, and the more you can be compassionate with yourself, the better,” says McMillen-Beelman. “If you are living with people who are not joining you in making a dietary shift, agree to respect each other’s choices. Make it a shared learning journey rather than a power struggle,” says Robbins. For example, he suggests making a vegetarian base and allowing those that want animal products to add them as toppings. A burrito bar can accommodate all diets by allowing people to add their own fixings to a base of beans and tortillas, whether those be dairy options like cheese and sour cream or vegan-friendly guacamole and salsa. For families with kids, being flexible and inclusive can help make changes feel more positive and sustainable. “We never eat processed foods at home, but parties are that time I tell my kids they can eat whatever they want,” says Webb. “Get your children involved, so that they are more engaged in the eating experience. Let your children pick out recipes or snacks for the week. Make the food look pretty and it will taste more satisfying,” adds Murray.

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Plant-based chefs have plenty of kitchen hacks for making food prep and planning fun and easy. Robbins suggests finding go-to recipes to put on repeat. “Your prep

FOODS TO AVOID We feel it is important for our readers to be exposed to Anthony William and his information. He says it is important for our health to avoid Eggs, Dairy, Corn, Gluten, Pork, Soy, Canola Oil, MSG, Natural and Artificial flavors, Farmed Fish, Citric Acid, and Fish Oil supplements. We highly recommend you read his books to find out why, starting with “Medical Medium.” MedicalMedium.com time goes down a lot as you make the same dish, and the familiarity will help you develop lasting habits around new food patterns,” he says. Webb incorporates a healthy protein, fat and vegetable into every meal, even breakfast, but cooks in batches and freezes portions or repurposes leftovers to simplify mealtimes. “You’ll get burned out if you try to cook something from scratch every meal,” says Webb. Advance meal prep can take the pressure off busy times like the weekday breakfast rush, adds Robbins. One of his favorite breakfasts involves soaking oats and chia seeds overnight, which he tops in the morning with some unsweetened soy or coconut milk, chopped banana, frozen blueberries, and a dash of maple syrup, vanilla and nutmeg. “It’s full of

omega-3 fatty acids, protein, antioxidants and phytonutrients,” he says. Webb encourages people to get out of their food comfort zones by experimenting with approximate ingredients, like swapping kabocha or honeynut squash for butternut squash. Robbins also suggests making social connections with others on the same path by cooking them a meal, organizing a meal swap or sharing extras. “It’s not a diet or a fad; it’s a way of life. Start where you are and remember it’s not about perfection, it’s about progress. Have love, dignity and compassion toward yourself and others along the journey,” he says. April Thompson is a freelance writer based in Washington, D.C. Connect at AprilWrites.com.

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any new regimens begin with gusto, only to be abandoned because old diets die hard. Here are some expert tips for eating well over the long haul. “Find plant-based options at your favorite restaurants, and be open to new flavors. I promise you, your taste buds will change,” says April Murray, author of The Everything Pegan Diet Cookbook. To keep the momentum and inspiration going, follow plant-based chefs on social media, she adds. When switching to a plant-based diet, some miss the rich, fatty flavors found in meat, says Ben Pook, co-author of So Vegan in 5. “The trick we found is using ingredients rich in umami, which is a flavor commonly found in meat.

One of our favorites is miso paste (fermented soybeans), which has an intense savory taste. We often add it to stews, pies and even pastas to deliver more depth of flavor. Soy sauce and porcini mushrooms are also a great substitute.” “Sustainable change doesn’t happen overnight. If not sure what to cook, start with one big salad a week. When you get the hang of that, add in something else, like prepping snacks from scratch. Small things add up over time,” says Leah Webb, author of The GrainFree, Sugar-Free, Dairy-Free Family Cookbook. “Seek out loved ones who share your food values and nurture those relationships. You might be surprised how many people around you are also quietly trying to achieve similar

goals,” says Ocean Robbins, founder of the Food Revolution Network. “We put a lot of pressure on ourselves when we first switched to a plant-based diet. Shopping for vegan food and eating out at restaurants felt very overwhelming, and we found ourselves spending hours checking food labels. We’ve come to realize that veganism isn’t black or white and encourage others not to worry about making mistakes along the way,” shares Pook. If we can’t resist temptation on occasion, that’s okay too, Murray says. “That one unhealthy meal won’t undo all the hard work you’ve put in. Get right back on track the next morning. Positivity is key.” March 2020

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hen contemplating a shift toward a plant-based diet, some may prematurely mourn the loss of their favorite meaty classics. Luckily, enterprising vegan chefs have experimented with flavors and textures that will lure almost any palate into loving a plantbased version of their favorite dishes without resorting to processed foods. “Plant-based versions of classic dishes offer all the nutritional benefits of plants without the cholesterol and saturated fats from animal products,” says chef and author Marly McMillen-Beelman. “You don’t have to abandon all your 18

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Vegan food doesn’t need to be expensive, boring or complicated. ~Ben Pook favorite foods to become vegan—just veganize them.” Ben Pook, co-author of So Vegan in 5: Over 100 Super Simple and Delicious 5-Ingredient Recipes, says mushrooms lend substance and umami flavor to vegan dishes such as a mushroom, sage and onion Wellington as a substitute for the classic beef Wellington. “We use portobello mushrooms for their Health, Hope & Happiness

meaty texture, which we surround with a sage and onion stuffing—all wrapped in vegan puff pastry to create a centerpiece worthy of any dinner party,” says Pook, whose cookbook features dozens of plant-based recipes that contain only five ingredients each, such as a broccoli alfredo with cashews, broccolini, tagliatelle pasta, nutritional yeast and garlic. Nuts can also work wonders in a vegetarian dish, such as Pook and Pope’s walnut meat tacos, which blend toasted walnuts together with spices like cumin, paprika, garlic and chili powder to create a mince-like texture built into a taco with toppings galore. Many classic dishes can also be adapted by simply leaving out the meat and letting the spices, herbs and vegetables shine through; for example, in a vegan shepherd’s pie, go with penne pasta with red sauce or a garlicky pesto with extra nuts, greens and olive oil in lieu of cheese. Sweet tooth cravings can be satisfied with healthy, plantbased versions of classic desserts, substituting aquafaba (the starchy liquid left over from canned beans) instead of frothy egg whites, or olive oil or avocado for butter. Nut butters can also add a touch of richness to a dish, whether sweet or savory. “I love making a peanut coconut milk curry soup with onions, mushrooms and bok choy, with peanut butter, lime juice and soy sauce blended into the coconut milk for a luxurious flavor and texture. It’s great over potatoes, quinoa or rice,” says Robbins. “Vegan food doesn’t need to be expensive, boring or complicated,” Pook says. “There really are endless possibilities when it comes to cooking with plants, so don’t be afraid to experiment and create your own twist.” Connect with Washington, D.C.-based freelance writer April Thompson at AprilWrites.com.

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Toast the walnuts in a pan over a medium heat for 6-8 minutes or until they begin to smoke. Keep an eye on them and stir occasionally to prevent them burning. Then peel and dice the garlic and add it to the walnuts along with the smoked paprika, chili powder and ground cumin. Stir to coat the walnuts in the spices, then cook for 2 minutes.

In a virtual reality experiment, people recovered faster from a small electric shock when they smelled a mix of natural scents in a forest scene or grass in a park scene than when they smelled diesel or tar in an urban setting. Researchers at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences hypothesized that natural environments would reduce stress faster than a nonnatural one. After administering the small shock to induce stress, they tracked how quickly participants’ skin conductance levels rose and fell in each of the three environments. The pleasant natural scents were the strongest predictor of reduced stress, both during the initial shock response and in recovery, suggesting that odor might have a much more profound effect on reducing stress than sights and sounds. As study coauthor Johan Lundström, a neuropsychologist at Sweden’s Karolinska Institute, theorized smell is wired to bypass the thalamus, the brain’s switchboard, to go directly to the hypothalamus and olfactory cortex, creating a more immediate response than visual or auditory stimuli.

Meanwhile, drain and rinse the black beans and sweet corn. Transfer them to a separate pan and stir in a generous pinch of salt and pepper, as well as the juice from the lime. Heat through for 5 minutes on a medium heat. Remove the pan from the heat, roughly chop the cilantro and stir it into the beans and sweet corn.

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Yields: 4 servings Walnut meat: 14 oz walnuts 1 Tbsp smoked paprika 2 tsp chili powder 1½ Tbsp ground cumin 3 garlic cloves 2 tsp balsamic vinegar 2 tsp maple syrup 2.5 oz sun-dried tomatoes in oil Sea salt Black bean mixture: 9 oz canned sweet corn 14 oz canned black beans Sea salt and pepper ½ lime Handful of fresh cilantro

Salsa: 9 oz cherry tomatoes 1 green chili 1 red onion 1 lime Handful of fresh cilantro Sea salt and pepper To serve: 2 avocados ½ lime 8-10 small corn tortillas Vegan yogurt

Add the cooked walnuts, garlic and spices to a food processor along with the balsamic vinegar, maple syrup, sun-dried tomatoes (drain as much oil as possible) and a pinch of salt. Process for a minute or two until the walnut mixture turns into a mince-like texture. Next, prepare the salsa by slicing the cherry tomatoes into quarters and transfer them to a mixing bowl. Peel and dice the red onion, slice the chili (leave the seeds in if spicy is preferred) and roughly chop the cilantro leaves, adding all to the mixing bowl. Squeeze the juice from the lime into the bowl, along with a generous pinch of salt and pepper, then stir to combine. Meanwhile, heat through the tortillas in a pan over a low-medium heat. Slice the avocado in half and remove the pit. Scoop out the flesh and mash it in a bowl along with juice from half a lime. When you’re ready to assemble your tacos, spoon a few tablespoons of the walnut mixture on top of a tortilla, followed by the bean mixture, salsa and a dollop of mashed avocado. Top with a drizzle of vegan yogurt. Repeat for the remaining tacos. Adapted from So Vegan in 5 by Roxy Pope and Ben Pook.

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In a rural region of China where gastric cancer is common, researchers found in a two-decade study that two approaches—antibiotics and vitamin/mineral supplements—protected against it. Both methods, as well as a garlic supplement, significantly reduced death rates from the cancer. Peking University Cancer Hospital and Institute researchers enrolled 3,365 residents ages 35 to 64 from 13 villages with symptoms of H. pylori, a gut bacteria linked to increased risk of ulcers and cancer. Two weeks of conventional antibiotics treatment reduced the risk of gastric cancer over a 22-year period, and twice-daily supplements of 250 milligrams (mg) of vitamin C, 100 international units of vitamin E and 37.5 micrograms of selenium taken for seven years also reduced gastric cancer incidence. Garlic in the form of 400 mg aged garlic extract and one mg of steam-distilled garlic oil was given to a third group for seven years. All three treatments significantly slashed the gastric cancer fatality rate. March 2020

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ince early 2019, Doug and I have embraced much of the advice found in the books of Anthony William, aka the Medical Medium. We drink 16 oz of celery juice in the morning on an empty stomach; we love starting our days with warm lemon/honey/ginger water upon waking; and heavy metal detox smoothies are a delicious staple based on wild blueberries, bananas and orange. While we focus on good, plant-based foods, we also avoid foods that exacerbate symptoms like migraines, low energy, and especially anxiety. That means we avoid eggs, gluten, dairy, pork, soy, corn and a few more. The results have been amazing: more energy, clarity of thought, better skin and digestion, lessened frequency and pain of migraines; less body aches and more. But I’d been burdened by chronic anxiety; an anxiety I felt was bleeding over into other aspects of my life like an unconscious snowball rolling steadily downhill. It was hard to suppress, hard to accept and nearly impossible to loosen its grip. After an energy healing, I felt intensely compelled to eat primarily apples, bananas, oranges, avocado, tomatoes, berries, dates and potatoes for several weeks. At the time, I could tolerate almost nothing else. When I realized how my anxiety was non-existent, I looked in William’s book Life-Changing Foods and found that these were the foods he recommends for anxiety! I completely gave up what little dairy, eggs, gluten and coffee I still had in my diet. Wow. My anxiety is gone. Sometimes, I can feel a little pulse in my torso when something comes to mind, like a meeting or paying bills. But it’s just a little flutter. It went from being a monster to an ant – and I can work with ants. I don’t believe the healing would have worked without the cleansing action of my mostly-fruit diet for those weeks. I would have never thought that my diet was as big a contributing factor to my anxiety as my thoughts. It underscores that we are complex beings that require a holistic approach to life and healing. But the best part isn’t the absence of suffering. It’s that hope and optimism for a better future began to fill in where anxiety used to live. It’s this hope, healing and happiness that we wish to share with every reader.

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HEMP GETS HOT Meet the Hardest Working Plant on the Planet

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crop that was illegal in U.S. soil for more than half a century is now reaching for the sun. Industrial hemp, the low- or no-THC cousin to marijuana, has created high hopes among farmers, agricultural researchers, manufacturers and consumers. By 2019, America had become the world’s third-largest producer, behind Canada and China, where it’s been cultivated for 8,500 years. “It’s the fastest-growing ag industry that we’ve ever seen,” says Tara Valentine, hemp specialist at the Rodale Institute, in Kutztown, Pennsylvania. Since hemp’s inclusion in the 2018 Farm Bill, Rodale’s hemp web page hits have grown 10-fold.

An exponential rise in the use of hemp is expected because it can replace products made from paper, wood, plastic, cotton and fossil fuels. “Hemp fiber is going to dominate the market once we get to the full manufacturing potential,” says Erica Stark, executive director of the National Hemp Association, in Washington, D.C. The first introductions consumers can expect include hemp paper products, such as plates and toilet paper, and biodegradable hemp bioplastics like cutlery and cups. Construction materials and other products are expected to quickly follow.

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The Institute of Papermaking and Printing, at the Technical University of Lodz, Poland, did a 2015 study comparing making paper from wood to making it from hemp. Among the findings: hemp takes four months to grow, while trees need 20 to 80 years. An acre of hemp can produce four or more times as much paper as an acre of trees. Hemp paper doesn’t need toxic bleaching and can be recycled twice as many times. Other studies concur. Paper without deforestation would be a major benefit, but it’s a minor job on hemp’s profound résumé. “Hemp needs to be a part of every climate change conversation, not only because it sequesters huge

All parts of the hemp plant are useful in multiple ways, and hemp has applications in textiles, construction, bioremediation, technology, nutrition and health, including cannabidiol (CBD). The seeds are rich in protein, essential fatty acids and vitamins. They can be eaten, ground into flour or pressed for oil that is used for cooking or in body care products. The stems undergo decortication to separate the long outer fibers (bast) from the short inner fibers (hurd). Hemp hurd makes extremely durable hempcrete for construction, absorbent and dust-free animal bedding or pellets for heating stoves. 22

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amounts of carbon during cultivation, but also because construction products made out of hemp will continue to sequester carbon for up to 100 years,” says Stark. Hemp could also help save the depleted soil on U.S. farmland that has been destroyed by tilling and synthetic fertilizers. “We have to rebuild the soil by putting carbon back in and increasing organic matter,” says Valentine. Hemp does this with a massive root biomass that breaks up compacted soils, improves water infiltration and reduces runoff and erosion. Fast-growing hemp naturally suppresses weeds, needs no pesticides and isn’t picky about soil, water or latitude. By comparison, cotton is water-intensive and uses 25 percent of the world’s pesticides.

Income for Farmers

Used in crop rotation, hemp’s soilenhancing qualities can increase profits on subsequent crops. While cover crops don’t usually have return value, hemp provides additional revenue streams. But the revenue isn’t quite there yet, because the supply chain isn’t complete. Seed supply, farm equipment, education, processing facilities and manufacturers are all links that are developing simultaneously. “Fiber processing facilities will be available soon. Manufacturers are anxious to start incorporating hemp,” says Stark. The lack of buyers isn’t deterring farmers. Neither are warnings that current harvesting equipment can spark disaster when hemp fiber wraps around rotating parts, heats up and combusts. Dustin Enge, a third-generation farmer in Prairie du Sac, Wisconsin, started Honey Creek Hemp in 2017. He planted six acres of hemp. “I think it’s a long-term viable commodity for farmers. Right now, it’s the Wild West of agriculture. Everyone is trying different things,” says Enge, who modified a harvester for hemp. “I spent about two hours harvesting and 20 hours torching the fiber off my equipment.” Even so, he will plant more acres when he knows it will sell. Behold the sprouting of the hemp industry as an ancient plant takes root in the modern world. Julie Peterson writes from rural Wisconsin and can be reached at JuliePeterson2222@gmail.com.

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VEGAN FITNESS A Healthy Choice for Body and Planet by Marlaina Donato

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ennis champion Venus Williams and New England Patriots star quarterback Tom Brady are among the athletes that opt for healthy, plant-dominant diets to reach their personal best, a trend that belies some misconceptions about what it means to be vegan. “Going vegan implies a larger, lifestyle choice based on personal ethics, but athletes report that they just feel better,” says Brenda Carey, editor-in-chief of Vegan Health and Fitness Magazine. “They’re also surprised at how well they put on muscle after making this dietary change.” A balanced vegan diet can provide everything an active body needs for muscle mass, stamina and recovery while lowering the risk of heart disease. A 2018 meta-analysis of 40 studies published in the peerreviewed journal PLOS One concludes that a plant-powered diet fosters a healthier cardio-metabolic profile. According to Dutch researchers, amping up nutrition from plants may also lower the risk of insulin resistance and Type 2 diabetes. Devotees report unexpected perks. “I recover faster. I also have more natural energy without the need for caffeine and reduced inflammation, as confirmed in blood tests,” says Matt Tullman, managing partner of the community-building 24

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Bolstering the diet with foods like quinoa, chia seeds, nut butters and vegan energy powders, as well as combining foods for a more complete protein profile, is important. For example, pairing whole-grain rice with beans makes a complete protein, says Stefanie Moir, international vegan fitness coach and founder of VeganAesthetics. co.uk, in Glasgow, Scotland. “Eating a wide variety of foods across the plant kingdom ensures that you reach your fitness goals,” says Moir, who trains six days a week and opts for a breakfast of oats with nut butter and chia seeds. “If you want a ‘superfood’ component, you can add cacao powder for antioxidants and a great chocolate taste.” Tullman acknowledges that there are some exceptions to protein requirements— especially for the elderly, individuals with certain chronic diseases and pregnant women—but he notes that daily protein needs are less than we’ve been conditioned to believe. “If you track your macronutri-

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ents through a day, you’ll find that you’re getting adequate protein.” Professional bodybuilder Torre Washington, in Tamarac, Florida, keeps it simple. “We’re all unique individuals, so it’s up to each person to test things without fear of lack.” The National Academy of Sports Medicine-certified coach loves antioxidantrich blueberries, filling apples and potassium-packed bananas, and tends to choose calorically lower, nutritionally dense foods during periods that he’s competing. Carey suggests vegan meal delivery services as an option and vegan-friendly restaurants in a pinch, but attests to an easy system of meal prep for consistency. “Some people like to meal prep one day a week— cooking brown rice, quinoa and chopping veggies. This way, you can just throw it together when it’s time to eat,” she says. “You can also eat more simply and throw a bunch of yummy fruits or veggies into the blender for smoothies or soups.” For added fortification, some experts recommend supplementing with vegan sources of vitamin B12, especially for active women in their child-bearing years and older individuals, because B12 absorption is compromised as we age. Adding a vegan source of vitamin D is also a wise choice if exposure to natural sunlight is not adequate.

The Big Picture

For the vegan athlete, workout gear that doesn’t contain wool or leather is the way to go. “Making conscious choices expands beyond your plate, and a lot of brands have vegan-friendly shoes,” says Moir. “The difference between ‘plant-based’ and ‘vegan’ has to do with ethical motivations and treatment of animals,” says Tullman. “Natural fibers such as cotton and synthetic fabrics like polyester are fine.” The path of vegan fitness can not only offer health benefits, but also a personal connection to the Earth. “It’s given me an opportunity to share my journey with others and to allow them to reach their own specific goals,” says Washington. “Mentally, it’s given me more depth of thought and spiritually connected me with the ‘YOUniverse’ as a whole.” Marlaina Donato is the author of several books and a composer. Connect at AutumnEmbersMusic.com.

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MAR 8 SUN 1-day Intro to BIODYNAMIC CRANIOSACRAL Therapy–9:30am-6pm. Discover the living world inside the body through the elegance and effectiveness of Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy. The course introduces the philosophy and skills of this modality. $250 Call 303-999-9963 or SchoolofInnerHealth.org

MAR 12 THURS Past Life Regression Workshop with Mica Cascarino–6-8pm. Limited to 12 participants. Tix $50pp. 1923 N. Wadsworth Blvd, Lakewood. Order tix online: Forheavensake.com or 303-953-8760

MAR 13 FRI BIODYNAMIC PRINCIPLES–9:30am-6pm thru 3/15. Discover how to create the conditions that support healing and presence in yourself and others. Understanding and relying on the principles of biodynamics can change relational, parental and professional dynamics. $390 SchoolofInnerHealth.org Psychic Fair Weekend @ For Heaven’s Sake Metaphysical Bookstore– thru 3/15. Psychic Readings @ $1.50 per minute/30 minute minimum. Double Reward Points on purchases. 4900 W 46th Ave, Denver and 1923 N Wadsworth, Lakewood. Forheavensake.com or 303-964-9339 Home & Business Healings–2nd & 4th Thursdays from 7–8:30pm. Got ghosts? Sleepless nights? Consistent household or business conflict? These healings are great in times of transition! Offered in Boulder or over the phone. Schedule online. $60. BoulderPsychicInstitute.org Trance Medium Healings–Drop in 2nd & 4th Fridays from 7:30–9pm. Receive a channeled healing from our postgraduate students. Come with any healing intention and get rid of pain, mental blocks, emotional turmoil, and spiritual imbalances. $15. BoulderPsychicInstitute.org

MAR 14 SAT Pet Readings–2nd Saturdays from 11am–12:30pm. Improve your relationship with your companion animal. Clarify relational dynamics and negotiate issues. All species welcome. Offered over the phone. Schedule online. $30. BoulderPsychicInstitute.org Let’s Get Stoned Gemstone Q&A–Limited to 20 participants. Tix $12pp/$20 couple. 1923 N. Wadsworth Blvd, Lakewood. Forheavensake.com or 303-964-9339

19TH ANNUAL SPRING HOLISTIC FAIR MARCH 14 & 15, 10AM – 5PM Connect with our planet, and the physical, intellectual and feeling levels of your Being. A variety of exhibitors help you uncover your deeper wisdom and expand your awareness: aromatherapy; animal communication; CBDs; natural skincare and makeup; zero waste options; shamanism; The ReConnection, sound and other healing modalities; nutritional product/services; Spiritual art, plus tarot, angel cards, astrology, reiki, massage, clairvoyant readings, aura portraits and more. Find crystals, gemstones and beautiful one of a kind jewelry. 10am – 5pm both days includes free parking, free lectures, great door prizes, $7/ day, $12/weekend; children 12 & under FREE. Bring a canned food donation & receive a discount on admission. Location: The Ranch/ Larimer County Fairgrounds - South Hall, 5280 Arena Circle, Loveland. See holisticfairs.com or contact Carol at 970-472-0200 or holisticfairs@gmail.com

NIGHTSPARKS FUNDRAISER FOR LIFESPARK CANCER RESOURCES FRIDAY, MARCH 27, 7-11PM Dinner, live music, dancing, live and silent auctions to raise money for LifeSpark Cancer Resources, a leading-edge non-profit organization that provides Reiki and Healing Touch treatments to cancer patients and their caregivers free of charge from Longmont to Colorado Springs. Nearly 80% of those receiving sessions in our program report feeling significantly better both physically and emotionally. 95% of participants say the sessions were valuable. Over 100 volunteers deliver thousands of sessions to individuals with cancer and their caregivers every year. Wellshire Event Center, 3333 S Colorado Blvd, Denver. LifeSparkNow.org/NightSparks March 2020

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Grief Relief Workshop with Susan Dintino–7-9pm. Tix $25pp, includes Oracle Deck. 4900 W. 49th Ave, Denver. Forheavensake.com or 303-964-9339

MAR 19 THURS 5-Week Class on Chakras and Auras–6:30-8:30pm Thursdays Learn about your Chakras and how they coincide with our Aura. Chakra balancing aligns the spiritual body which increases clarity, vitality, and access to guidance.Early/$235, Regular/$250. Journey Within, 777 S Wadsworth Blvd Bldg 2 #108, Lakewood. Anita Destino, 720-413-7303, journeywithin@hotmail.com or AnitaDestino.com

MAR 20 FRI Sacred Drumming Circle, Sound Celebration & Meditation–7-9pm. Share intentions and the sacred vibrations of the Drum Circle. Fill yourself with appreciation, celebration, and release using Sound, Breath, Mindfulness and Meditation. Bring a snack to share and instruments. $10 Journeys for Conscious Living, 7401 W 59th, Arvada. 303-731-6695. J4CL.com FREE Improv for the Soul–3rd Fridays from 7:30– 9pm. Join us for a beginner-level comedy improv workshop, and experience joy and healing through hilarity. BoulderPsychicInstitute.org

MAR 21 SAT Meditation for Beginners 5-Weeks–10am-noon Saturdays. A fundamental class that gives you the framework to access and use your intuitive guidance system. The more you practice the tools taught in this class the more confident you will become in trusting your own intuition. Early/ $210, Regular/$225. Journey Within; 777 S Wadsworth Blvd Bldg 2 #108, Lakewood. Anita Destino, Journey Within 720-413-7303, journeywithin@hotmail.com or AnitaDestino.com Year of the Rat Workshop with Gaela Morrison– 7-9pm. Tix $25 pre pay/$35 day of. 4900 W. 49th Ave, Denver. Order tix online: Forheavensake.com or 303-964-9339

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MAR 24 TUES One Heart Song Global Peace Meditation–7-9pm. Join with millions of other One Heart Song groups around the Earth to create peace, share love and raise consciousness and frequencies for all and the Earth herself. Bring your drums prayers, or your own contribution. Journeys for Conscious Living, 7401 W 59th, Arvada. 303-731-6695. J4CL.com

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MAR 26 THURS Metaphysical Mixer & Happy Hour Networking–5:30-7:30pm ea 4th Thurs. Bring your curiosity and positive vibes for an uplifting affair where you can mingle and connect with psychics, readers, healers, and other awakened souls. Free unique Happy Hour event exclusively for Empaths; Intuitives, Light Workers, and other Metaphysical Professionals!! Calling All Angels, 6565 W Jewell Avenue #2, Lakewood. 720-667-2094

MAR 27 FRI Home & Business Healings–2nd & 4th Thursdays from 7–8:30pm. Got ghosts? Sleepless nights? Consistent household or business conflict? These healings are great in times of transition! Offered in Boulder or over the phone. Schedule online. $60. BoulderPsychicInstitute.org Trance Medium Healings–Drop in 2nd & 4th Fridays from 7:30–9pm. Receive a channeled healing from our postgraduate students. Come with any healing intention and get rid of pain, mental blocks, emotional turmoil, and spiritual imbalances. $15. BoulderPsychicInstitute.org Psychic Fair Weekend @ For Heaven’s Sake Metaphysical Bookstore–thru 3/29. Psychic Readings @ $1.50 per minute/30 minute minimum. Double Reward Points on purchases. 4900 W 46th Ave, Denver and 1923 N Wadsworth, Lakewood. Forheavensake.com or 303-964-9339 HeartMath LIFT Workshop–5-6pm. Thru 3/29. Learn science-based tools, training programs, technologies, and digital apps that facilitate personal, social, and global coherence. Develop the practices needed to find balance and flow with the evolutionary speed of change and feel a sense of purpose and fulfillment. Pricing varies. Location: Gaia, 833 W South Boulder Road, Louisville. Info tickets@gaia.com or 800-450-9111.

MAR 28 SAT Richard Rudis Gong Bath–7-8:30pm. Dynamic meditative sound vibrational experience which guides into physical well-being, emotional balance, cellular healing and spiritual awareness. Bring a pillow, mat, and blanket. Details/tix Sacredsoundgongbath.com. Journeys For Conscious Living, 7401 West 59th, Arvada. 303-731-6695. J4CL.com.

MAR 30 MON Self Healing 101–thru 4/20. Mondays 5–6:30pm over the phone. Learn how to meditate and heal yourself with easy-to-use visualization techniques. Check out the first class for FREE today. $100. In person & over the phone! BoulderPsychicInstitute.org

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looking ahead APR 14 Begin Your Qigong Lifestyle–6-8 pm, 9 wkly Tuesdays. Build a heart-centered, intentional practice in the wholeness of proper qigong self-care, inner alchemy and chi nutrition. Primarily for self-care. Prereq for Professional Medical Qigong Practitioner training. $495. Register by March 31. Debra Lin Allen 720.427.0406, DebraLin.ChiWellness@gmail.com. ChiWellness.net

APR 25-26 Colorado Holistic Fair–10am-5pm. Explore alternative choices for taking care of your body, mind, spirit & our environment. FREE Parking! FREE Lectures!! $7/day, $12/weekend; children 12 & under FREE. Tickets at the door. Adams County Fairgrounds, 9755 Henderson Rd, Brighton. For more info, see Holistic-fairs.com or contact Carol at 970-472-0200 or holisticfairs@gmail.com.

APRIL 29-MAY 3   The Dynamics of Coherence: Amplifying Resilience in the Autonomic Nervous System (for Bodyworkers)–9:30am-6pm Wed-Sat/9am-1pm Sun. A course for bodyworkers who seek to increase their felt sense of the Autonomic Nervous System & its capacity to support the body’s resilience. $750 Call 303-999-9963 or SchoolofInnerHealth.org

MAY 13-17 The Dynamics of Coherence: Amplifying Resilience in the Autonomic Nervous System (for Trauma Professionals) –9:30a-6p Wed-Sat/9-4 Sun. A course for trauma professionals and Somatic Experiencing Practitioners who seek to increase their felt sense of the Autonomic Nervous System & its capacity to support the body’s resilience. $750 Call 303-999-9963 or Register at Schoolofinnerhealth.org

JUNE 20-21 2020 Presenting Denver Dance Festival–9am8pm. A weekend of dance featuring 16 Colorado artists and 15 new works. Newman Center for the Performing Arts, 2344 East Iliff, Denver. Presentingdenver.org/pd-dance-festival

JULY 15-19 5-day Introduction to Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy–9:30a-6p Wed-Fri/9-5 Sat/9-3 Sun. Discover the living world inside the body. Students will explore and begin to perceive subtle underlying forces in the human body and how to support their healing capacity. This course teaches essential effective skills applicable to any healing arts modality. Course can be taken alone or as the first 5 days of the 50-day Certification Training. $700 Call 303999-9963 or Schoolofinnerhealth.org

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daily Free Healing Therapy for Individuals with Cancer– Reiki and Healing Touch support healing on all levels. Sign up for free sessions at one of our partner locations, or in-home for those too sick to travel, at LifesparkNow.org

tuesdays Longmont Spiritual Transformation with Transmission Meditation–7pm. Join us for a group meditation that is a stimulus to our individual development and also a potent form of world service. Free. Connie 303-834-0526 Wheatridge Spiritual Transformation with Transmission Meditation–7pm. Join us for a group meditation that is a stimulus to our individual development and also a potent form of world service. Free. Tim 303-239-8101 Psychic Readings–7–8:30pm. Performed by our undergraduate students. Get a holistic view of yourself, and enjoy a set format where you’ll learn about your soul essence, past lives, and the layers of your aura. Schedule online. $10.BoulderPsychicInstitute.org

wednesdays Energy Healings; Aura Clearing and Chakra Balancing–6-7pm. A healing is an energy clearing, release negative energy blocking growth and create the life you desire. $10. Free for first time visitors. Journey Within @ Irongate Executive Plaza 777 S Wadsworth Blvd Bldg 2 #108, Lakewood. Anita Destino 720-413-7303, journeywithin@hotmail.com

thursdays FREE Aura and Chakra Healings–Drop in from 6–7pm. Receive a 10-minute cleanse and release negative thoughts, emotions, pain, and fear. Get replenished with positive energy and feel great! BoulderPsychicInstitute.org Psychic Readings–7–8:30pm. Performed by our graduate students. Enjoy an advanced skill set and ask questions about relationships, career, health, and more! Schedule online. $30. BoulderPsychicInstitute.org

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Free Community Yoga Nidra Mindfulness Meditation–7:15-8:15pm. Be as comfortable as possible to allow what feels like magic to occur in that juicy and rich deep sleep state. Samadhi Yoga, 639 East 19th Avenue, Denver. 303-860-9642 Qigong Movement–6-7:30pm. Meditative “Stillness within Movement” in this fun group experience increases flexibility, strength, endurance, mental focus and calm. Suitable for all levels of physical fitness. $20 drop-in or $90/6 classes. Chi Wellness, The Center of Qigong, Denver. Debra Lin Allen 720-427-0406, DebraLin.ChiWellness@gmail.com

fridays FREE Healing & Meditative Services–6–7pm. Enjoy our weekly themes: Shamanic Journey; Channeled Angel Healings; Healing Chants; Guided Meditation; and Live Music Meditation. BoulderPsychicInstitute.org

saturdays Qigong Movement–1-2:30pm. Meditative “Stillness within Movement” in this fun group experience increases flexibility, strength, endurance, mental focus and calm. Suitable for all levels of physical fitness. $20 drop-in or $90/6 classes. Chi Wellness, The Center of Qigong, Denver. Debra Lin Allen 720-427-0406, DebraLin.ChiWellness@gmail.com Free Puppy Socialization Classes–8:30-9:15am. Learn appropriate play behavior, what is bullying, what is submissive and what is just loud puppy play; how to call your puppy out of play and when to end the play session. Wag N’ Wash Natural Food & Bakery, 1100 US-287 #1400, Broomfield. 720-739-9274

sundays North Boulder Spiritual Transformation with Transmission Meditation–7pm. Join us for a group meditation that is a stimulus to our individual development and also a potent form of world service. Free. Lon 303-746-7118 Mindfulness Meditation with Anthony Dalessandro–9-10am. Mental training practice that involves focusing your mind on your experiences (like your own emotions, thoughts, and sensations) in the present moment. Donation. The Healing Studio, 18 Garden Center, Broomfield. 303-466-2750

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Dr. Jamie Greear-Schmidt, DMD, practices safe mercury amalgam removal, ozone therapy, holistic oral surgery, minimally invasive dentistry and understands the strong connection between health and the oral cavity. She is a member of The International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology, and International Academy of Biological Dentistry and Medicine, and is known for her warm chairside manner, gentle touch, and calming nature. Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with her family and soaking up all the beautiful nature that Colorado has to offer. See ad page 13.

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Dr. Cate Vieregger 7400 E Crestline Circle, Ste 230, Greenwood Village 303-770-1116 / VibranceDentistry.com Whether your goal is to encourage a healthy attitude towards oral health in your children or ease your own anxiety about dental procedures, our friendly staff and relaxing atmosphere will change the way you approach dental care. Our state-ofthe-art equipment and spa-like amenities allow us to offer services that transcend traditional dentistry and promote whole-body wellness. See ad page 6.

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Anita Destino 777 S Wadsworth Blvd. Bldg 2-108, Lakewood 720-413-7303 / AnitaDestino.com A safe place for people interested in creating change in their lives, Journey Within helps you focus on spiritual growth, developing your intuition and personal development. Give to yourself with Energy Healings, Angel Healings, Guided Meditations, Meditation Classes, Workshops and Intuitive Readings/Healings. Join us for Aura Clearing and Chakra Balancing every Wednesday from 6-7 pm, open to everyone. $10 per person. Free to first time visitors. See ad page 23.

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7401 West 59th Ave., Arvada 303-731-6695 / J4CL.com Discover a life of passion, purpose and contribution. Journeys for Conscious Living is an organization leading the world in conscious living, hosting world class events, speakers, and gatherings, and offering an event center (space rental) to empower people to create and express thoughtful changes in living their lives every day, thus creating the space and energy to stay centered and expand community. See ad page 12.

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Katia Meier, MD 9085 E Mineral Circle, #260, Centennial 303-790-7860 / ClearSkyMedical.com Feel and look your best at any age with Katia Meier, MD, Board Certified in Anti-Aging Medicine, Specialty trained in Bio-identical Hormone Therapy, Holistic and Naturopathic medicine in Europe and certified in laser and injectable aesthetic dermatology. Specializing in whole body health with customized approaches. All ages; most insurance welcome. Set up your appointment today. See ad page 15.

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Ever thought about dreadlocks, but not sure where to start? I am here to guide you on your dreadlock journey. No matter hair type, hair style, color or shape, finding the right way for you and your hair is important to me. I use a non-invasive, no chemical, crocheting technique that won't damage your hair. You could brush them out if you'd want too. Contact me to learn more and schedule a consultation!


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Gary & Sharon Worrell Addressing Stress Energetically 303-564-2723 / StrategiesforHealing.com The Life Vessel™ is a chamber that utilizes frequencies of light, sound, vibration and Infrared to balance and reduce stress in the body, allowing it to perform its innate, natural ability to heal itself. Research shows that time spent in the Life Vessel balances the Autonomic Nervous System (ANS) and helps with stress reduction, detoxification, and pain management. When the ANS is in balance, other systems in the body are affected in a positive way.

INTEGRATIVE CARE CLEAR SKY MEDICAL with Dr. Katia Meier. Board Certified in Anti-Aging Medicine and specialty trained in Bio-Identical Hormone Therapy and Functional Medicine. See full listing under PHYSICAN or see ad page 15.

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NUTRITIONAL COUNSELING CLEAR SKY MEDICAL with Dr. Katia Meier and staff offer Certified Nutrition therapists, specializing in the food-brain connection, nutrition for cancer prevention, autoimmune diseases, food sensitivities/allergies, elimination diets and medically supervised weight loss.. See full listing under PHYSICAN or see ad page 15.

PHYSICIAN: BOARD CERTIFIED HOLISTIC CLEAR SKY MEDICAL Dr. Katia Meier 9085 E Mineral Circle, #260, Centennial 303-790-7860 / ClearSkyMedical.com Feel and look your best with Dr Katia Meier, Board Certified Holistic MD specializing in whole body health for children and adults. Customized approaches to Healthy Aging, Bio-identical Hormone Replacement Therapy, Nutritional Analysis and therapy, medical aesthetics and non-surgical rejuvenation treatments, Homeopathy, Herbology, Naturopathic Medicine, Personalized Detoxification Program, Medical Weight Loss for men and women. Make your appointment today. See ad page 15.

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PSYCHIC SCHOOL BOULDER PSYCHIC INSTITUTE Choose your thoughts. Choose your emotions. Choose your life. 1332 Pearl Street (2nd Floor), Boulder 303-530-0920 / BoulderPsychicInstitute.org

Being psychic makes life easy! Our first class of the Self Healing 101 course is free—you can take it over the phone or in person. Develop your intuitive and healing abilities in our vibrant and fun community. Check out our free events: • Free Aura & Chakra Healings: Thursdays from 6–7pm • Free Healing & Meditative Services: Fridays from 6–7pm. We also offer affordable readings and healings—you will gain clarity and get your life going in the right direction!

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