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n a Technology, Entertainment and Design (TED) talk from November 2015, Harvard psychologist and Grant Study director Robert Waldinger said the underlying message of a 75year adult-development study is that good relationships keep you happier and healthier. “It turns out that people who are more socially connected to family, friends and community are happier, physically healthier, and they live longer than people who are less well connected.” That’s no surprise, is it? Creating and maintaining good relationships with family, friends and like-minded groups are rewarding experiences, as well as producing some of your best memories. Recently, we were shocked to find out that a close friend was diagnosed with Stage IV liver, lung and bone cancer, and two days later is in hospice working with alternative healing methods. He is one of the most kind, patient and loving people we will ever have the honor and privilege of knowing. We wonder, “Why him?” Yet, we have faith in the Divine plan no matter the outcome. Yes, this is a reminder to tell people in your life that you love and appreciate them. Pick up the phone or plan a visit rather than sending an email or text. Be in gratitude for them. And, be in gratitude for YOUrself; after all, these people are with you because you bring something to their lives, too. More importantly, remember that life is short. Live life with more play, joy, curiosity, spirit and adventure because Life loves you and this is your birthright. Walk more softly and with an open heart upon the Earth, be slow to take offense and quick to forgive. No one knows how much time we have left here. Just as we grieve for time cut short with friends we love, we’ll grieve that we didn’t grasp wholeheartedly at the time we have now.

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he New England Institute for Holistic Studies launches their virtual educational platform on October 1st, answering the call for greater access to affordable online holistic training and service. Students can embark upon their own journey of spirituality, enlightenment, healing, overall health and well-being, or enhance their present skills in a supportive virtual environment with instructors who are dedicated to excellence, like Dr. Steven Farmer, Ambika Wauters, Gloria Amendola, and more. These expansive (non-credit) educational programs and services focus on health, personal growth, environmental medicine and spiritual transformation for those seeking spiritual, alternative living and healing paths. NEIHS welcomes mind-body-soul explorers who want to study with nationally acclaimed passionate and compassionate educators, health practitioners, life and business coaches, artists, and spiritual masters. Live classes, recorded teleseminars, spiritual services and retreats available. For more information, visit See ad page 15.

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atharina Spurling-Kaffl, wife of the late Slim Spurling (inventor of Light-Life Tools), will lead a workshop “Create a Safe Space for Your Home and Workplace and Improve Your Well-Being” October 22-23 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day. The workshop will be held at IX-EL, Inc., 3182 Tipple Parkway in Erie. According to Dawn Spiker, the two-day event is held in the corporate yurt and will cover how to identify harmful earth energies and EMF stresses. It will teach participants how to neutralize its negative effects on your health, finances, relationships and environment. The Light-Life Tools are used globally for alternative healing, EMF protection, reducing air and other environmental pollution and for farming without the use of pesticides. Kaffl still manufactures Light-Life Tools according to Slim’s guidelines, applying Sacred Geometry and Quantum Physics. Learn their history and practice their use with other attendees. Contact Dawn Spiker at 303-833-9033, or see ad page 11.

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oly Vulpiani is leading a workshop on “Emotionally Digesting Your Life” Saturday, October 8th from 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. The workshop will take place at Parallel Realities Practice, 700 E. Ninth Ave., Suite 9, Denver. According to Coly, “Just as we choose the food that will nourish our physical bodies, we must keep in mind that we are more than our physical form. We consist of four inter-related energy bodies: the spiritual body or soul, the emotional body, the mental body, and the physical body. How well our bodies digest food is a reflection of how well we are digesting our lives – thoughts, emotions, experiences, and perceptions. Negative emotions that haven’t been digested naturally rise up in everyone, and can give us ‘emotional indigestion.’ It is how we deal with these negative emotions that determines how healthy we are. Emotional blockages can be just as damaging to health as physical constipation. Trying to live a healthy, well-balanced life with repressed or conflicted emotions is like having one foot on the accelerator and the other on the brake. It will either slow the process or weaken our resolve.” Contact Coly Vulpiani 303-476-8402 or Cost: $95.

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r Tom Zyvoloski DDS, of Studio Z Dental in Louisville, recently earned a Naturopathic Medical Doctor (NMD) degree, and board certification as a Doctor of Integrative Biologic Dental Medicine (IBDM), to further provide a truly holistic approach to his dental practice and patients’ well-being. Jackie Zyvoloski says, “Dr. Tom’s approach to dentistry includes integrating stateof-the-art dental procedures with a science-based holistic approach for each patient. He has trained extensively in integrative dental medicine, oxygen-ozone therapy and cosmetic dentistry. Because of his genuine care for his patient’s wellness, he is committed to continuing education on the current best dentistry practices, as well as whole body health. Dental problems such as infections, cavities from leaking restorations, bite imbalance, airway issues and heavy metal toxicity from mercury fillings can negatively impact a patient’s health. Dr Tom understands the health of the mouth affects the health of the whole body.” 818 W South Boulder Rd, Ste 100, Louisville. 303-666-7110 or see listing page 30.

Free Relationship Presentation


ansea Lee, Licensed Life Coach, Relationship Coach, Professional Astrologer, and a Human Development Specialist for over 15 years, will hold a FREE Relationship Presentation October 13th from 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. at Bodywork Bistro Living Arts Center, 3825 Iris Ave., Suite 300, Boulder. Nansea’s workshop will cover key ingredients to developing better relationships. Additionally, Nansea believes that astrology is the missing link to understanding your relationship needs. If time permits, Nansea will share some insights into your individual astrological birth chart, as it relates to your relationships. Those who are interested in this please contact Nansea about downloading your free birth chart. Contact Nansea Lee at 720-887-2919, or see listing page 32.

Healing with Multiple Techniques


ea Renay of Rising Harmonics in Wheat Ridge is now offering a circuit of three rooms with different energy modalities to help you heal on every level. Using crystals, sound, touch and light, you are guided through inner discoveries, breakthroughs and profound healing, as “a unique adventure to your inner wisdom and higher self,” says Lea. The first room contains a bed layered with crystals beneath the glass, and sound is used to amplify the effect. Called “The Altar of Light”, the crystals include 6 clear quartz crystal spheres, 4 amethysts and over 33 lbs of rose quartz. The second room, the Kairos chamber, offers a light table bed to facilitate balancing and activation of the energetic meridian systems. It is complimented by calibrated sound tubes based on 25 years of medical research, and hands-on energy healing. The third room uses sound and “The Trinity”, a table that rotates you counterclockwise at the gentle rate of 4 times per minute. This creates a deep sense of relaxation, rejuvenation, emotional and spiritual connection. A special one-time $50 discount can be applied for Natural Awakenings readers, towards the two-hour session or any package. Rising Harmonics, 4465 Kipling St, Wheat Ridge. Contact Lea at 720-515-4076 or See listing page 31.


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Audience Readings with Elisa Malangone


lisa Malangone, internationally respected spiritual medium, delivers divinely-guided messages to the audience Friday, October 28, 7-9pm at Full Moon Books & Event Center, 9106 W 6th Ave., Lakewood. For over 18 years, Elisa’s gift of insight and loving connection has brought comfort and healing to many as she “reads” with a compassionate heart. “She’s the real deal,” says Natural Awakenings publisher Terry Chriswell. “Incredible, interesting and validating information.” $15 advance/$20 door. Advance purchase See ad page 16.



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October Home/Business Ghost Cleansing


f you’ve ever felt the “creeps” in your home, like somebody’s watching you or you’re feeling generally uncomfortable or anxious, it’s a sign that unwanted energies have entered your home. If you feel entities have been bothering you or anyone else, these beings can be escorted into the light and out of your life, says Natasha Deakins, spiritual healer and psychic reader. She is offering Natural Awakenings readers a special price of $75 in October to clear your home and/or business. Business healings are designed to seek out any energies preventing prosperity within the office. These energies and the overall atmosphere in the office can be assessed to help produce a positive flow of abundance. All house and business healings can be performed at the actual house or office, or from afar. Energy can be seen from any distance by a clairvoyant. Getting a healing of the space in which you live or work can benefit you spiritually and physically as well. Our environment has a huge impact on our moods and performance in daily life. Rev. Natasha Deakins can be reached at 720-499-8469 or See ad page 24.

New Healthy Modalities Offered at Red Tail


ed Tail Wellness Centers of Boulder are now offering Lumix Laser technology and Trigenics therapies. The superpulsed Lumix Laser 250 helps enhance your chiropractic adjustment and increase the positive impact of muscle work. It provides 5000 mW of power, compared to 7mW of other machines. According to Amy Timmons of Red Tail, the Lumix allows penetration deep into the tissue and shorter treatment times while achieving rapid pain relief, inflammation reduction, tissue healing and improved vascular activity. Trigenics therapies are a non-surgical approach to working with difficult structural issues such as frozen shoulders. Timmons continues, “The greatest benefit of Trigenics is that it may take as little as one visit to see instant changes in pain, strength and range of motion. For treating a frozen shoulder it typically takes one treatment to see results. For patellofemoral knee pain syndromes, it usually takes one to three visits to see significant improvement.” Trigenics works by combining 3 treatment techniques used at the same time, resulting in a therapeutic, synergistic effect on the nervous system. 4520 N. Broadway C, Boulder. 303-882-8447. See ad page 3.

briefbriefs Spiritualize your ambitions and attend an all-encompassing audio/visual spectacle as live original music and interpretive dancers morph with digital imagery. Transition Theater presents TRIANGLE October 1st at Cleo Parker Robinson, 119 Park Ave W. Denver. The 8 p.m. show will benefit The Global One Foundation. Tickets start at $21 and can be ordered at Dr. Jodi Brooke Hodges DC, a vitalistic chiropractor, is expanding Conscious Sol Healing & Wellness Center to offer more services. The Open House will be held November 3rd from 6-8 p.m. at 400 E Simpson St, Suite 220, Lafayette. They offer chiropractic and cranial sacral work for families, moms, kids and newborns with our focus on women’s wellness, pre/post natal care. 720-560-5022 or GoWell Denver, the NE Denver social network + Mobile App is LIVE! Love food? Enjoy fitness activities? Looking for like-minded people committed to wellness? To get started as a consumer or as a business, contact Nik Ridley 720-378-8926 or


f you are interested in synchronicity and messages from Universal Consciousness, I guarantee you will appreciate this book. Well-written by Robert Moss, he infuses psychological, spiritual and personal history vignettes of Jung, Native Americans and others – fascinating in of itself – with ways to play with the Universe so you can recognize messages and guidance. He calls this “Kairomancy” or the art of divination through special moments. Of course, while reading this book, you are going to notice some of your own interesting “coincidences”; the phrase “take the leap” comes up in conversation and an hour later the same phrase shows up in a video I was drawn to; a slip of the tongue saying an incorrect name (“wonder why I said that?”) and 2 days later that very same name (in the form of a person I don’t know) coming up in a challenging and emotional situation. Moss offers solid information, 17 games to play and intriguing real-life stories of his own encounters and interpretations. He considers this to be real magic – bringing gifts from another dimension into this one. Recognizing those special connections between yourself and Source energy can be a guiding light you might want to consider following. Moss makes it fun to become a “Kairomancer”, inviting the wisdom of the unseen to speak to us in signs and symbols, and creating an awareness for us to listen.

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Medical Errors Cause 250,000 Deaths a Year

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new study from the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine reports that preventable medical errors are killing far more people than previously thought. The research estimates that a quarter-million Americans die every year as a result of medical errors, constituting the thirdleading cause of death in the U.S. This is a substantial increase from the 98,000 deaths from medical errors reported in a 1999 study from the Institute of Medicine, now the National Academy of Medicine. Lead researcher and Professor of Surgery at Johns Hopkins Dr. Martin Makary clarifies that medical errors include mistakes by doctors, along with systemic problems related to communication breakdowns when patients are passed between departments. “It boils down to people dying from the care that they receive, rather than the disease for which they are seeking care,” he observes. One of the problems highlighted is a lack of public reporting. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) does not require hospitalerror reporting in deaths, which makes it difficult to accumulate related statistics. “The CDC should update reporting requirements for vital statistics so that physicians report whether there was any error that led to a preventable death,” says Makary. “We all know how common it is and how infrequently it’s openly discussed.” Dr. Frederick van Pelt, with the healthcare consultancy Chartis Group, says that severe injuries resulting from medical errors are also often overlooked. “Some estimates would put this number at 40 times the death rate.” He indicates that this gets buried in the milieu of expected suffering and pain that care providers are daily exposed to following any surgical procedure.

Acupuncture Eases Hot Flashes


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esearchers from Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center tested 209 women between 45 and 60 years old with a history of hot flashes and/or night sweats. After up to 20 treatments over six months, the women receiving acupuncture reported a 37 percent reduction in hot flashes, while the control group saw a 6 percent increase. The symptom relief among the women treated with acupuncture persisted for a year. The researchers also found that the acupuncture group experienced an improvement in several menopausal quality of life measurements. Nancy Avis, Ph.D., a professor of public health sciences at Wake Forest University and lead author of the study, says, “There are a number of nonhormonal options for treating hot flashes and night sweats that are available to women. None seem to work for everyone, but our study showed that acupuncture from a licensed acupuncturist can help some women without any side effects. It also showed that the maximum benefit occurred after about eight treatments.”


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ccording to Datis Kharrazian in “Why Isn’t My Brain Working?”, declining mental health can begin with inflammation, the immune system’s response to antigens from bacteria, viruses – or foods. If a person can’t digest proteins such as gluten (grains) or casein (dairy), these antigens trigger the immune response. With foods one eats on a regular basis, this response can run haywire and cause chronic inflammation throughout the body. If the inflammation goes unchecked it can lead to widespread tissue damage, including in the brain.

You may have heard of leaky gut syndrome – where excess permeability in the intestines allows unwanted food antigens into the bloodstream causing chronic inflammation. This also affects the nervous system, leading to neuro-inflammation. According to Roland Grisanti (Leaky Gut: Can This Be Destroying Your Health?), leaky brain syndrome means the bloodbrain barrier is compromised due to ongoing inflammation, leading to disruption of our neurotransmitters. Continued exposure to food antigens can eventually cause an autoimmune response, where our immune system actually starts attacking our own tissues. This is when the mood disorders and even neurodegenerative diseases take root. Working with a nutritionist, herbalist or other trained practitioner can help you identify your food intolerances and give you support and guidance to eliminate the food that’s bumming you out, as well as heal your leaky gut and get your brain working on the sunny side again. Malia Thompson, CCH, CN, graduate of the Colorado School of Clinical Herbalism, can be reached at See ad page 16.


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esearch published in the American Journal of Medicine found that treating people with a blend of cold-pressed sesame oil and rice bran oil significantly normalizes blood glucose levels. Testing involved 400 men and women for eight weeks, including 300 that had been diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes, by replacing cooking oils in their diet with a blend of sesame and rice bran oil. The researchers, from Japan’s Fukuoka University and India’s Council of Medical Research, divided the patients into four groups. For two months, 100 healthy people and 100 Type 2 diabetes patients replaced their cooking oils with the sesame/rice bran blend, another 100 Type 2 diabetes patients were treated with five milligrams per day of the diabetes drug glibenclamide (glynase in the U.S.) and the remaining 100 Type 2 diabetes patients were treated with a combination of the same dosage of glibenclamide, along with consuming the sesame/rice bran oil blend over the two-month period. After four weeks and eight weeks, the researchers found the diabetes patients that consumed the oil blend had significant reductions in fasting and post-meal blood glucose levels. They also had lower levels of glycated hemoglobin, triglycerides, low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (“bad” cholesterol) and improved high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (“good” cholesterol). Those treated with the diabetes drug without consuming the oil blend showed none of the same improvements.

Halloween can be safe, economical and eco-friendly fun. Crusader costumes remain popular this year, but with a tutu twist. Avoid long skirts or capes that can trip up children and instead recycle a princess tulle skirt from a thrift shop into a shorter frock. T-shirt tops with a superhero logo plus a painted cardboard headpiece transforms kids into do-gooders. Homemade natural face paints are another alternative (see Treats should also be eco-friendly. Equal Exchange offers fair trade, organic and kosher low-fat chocolates from crops grown by small farmers in the Dominican Republic and Peru, shipped in a quantity big enough to split the cost with friends ( Nut-free, homemade trail mix, wrapped in eco-friendly tissue paper or a square of cloth tied shut, provides a welcome change from sweets. In 2014, the Food Allergy Research and Education (FARE) organization launched the Teal Pumpkin Project. Place a downloadable sign in a window to announce that non-food, Earth-friendly treats are offered at the house for kids with allergies or food sensitivities (

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Algae-Based Jars Quickly Decompose

Ari Jónsson, a 32-year-old student at the Iceland Academy of the Arts, has invented an all-natural water bottle that holds its shape when full and decomposes when empty. He debuted his creation at the DesignMarch 2016 festival in Reykjavík, Iceland. The only two materials needed to create the bottle are agar, a gelatinous substance that comes from red algae, and water. “I just followed the path in what I was researching, trying to find new ways to use materials,” says Jónsson, who combined the two ingredients, heated the mixture, poured it into a mold, and then quickly cooled it. The H2O binds and thickens the agar when cooled, retaining the shape of the water bottle mold, explains Jónsson. When the finished bottle is empty, “It will rot like other foods.” The bottles can sustainably decompose in soil, although Jónsson has yet to determine exactly how long that process will take. A plastic water bottle takes more than 1,000 years to biodegrade, and in the U.S., more than 2 million tons of the containers are languishing in landfills. Source:


Organic Rally October is Non-GMO Month

The Non GMO Project is sponsoring National Non-GMO Month in October. Observed since 2010, the program seeks to increase education and awareness about the growing presence of unlabeled genetically modified (GM/GMO) food products and ingredients. People and organizations across North America are discovering the risks GMOs pose to our health, families and environment. Non-GMO Month provides a powerful opportunity to coordinate voices and actions around the country as brands, retailers and individuals stand up for the right to know what’s in our food and to choose to avoid GMOs. Protecting consumer choice and a non-GMO food supply requires a multifaceted approach with online and boots-on-the-ground teamwork. The Non GMO Project invites everyone to help create local events and spread the word in communities. Begin at

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Cause and Effect Activists Will ‘Sue’ Monsanto in Mock Trial Monsanto, the U.S.-based, multinational producer of agricultural products infamous for its controversial Roundup herbicide, will be “sued” for crimes against humanity in the independent International Criminal Court, in The Hague, Netherlands, on World Food Day, October 16. Plaintiffs include the Organic Consumers Association, International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements, Navdanya, Regeneration International, and Millions Against Monsanto, along with dozens of global food, farming and environmental justice groups. The court, developed in 2011, will use the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights to assess damages for Monsanto’s acts against humans and the environment. The court will also attempt to reform international criminal law to include crimes against the environment, or ecocide, as a prosecutable criminal offense. It has determined that prosecuting ecocide as a criminal offense is the only way to guarantee the rights of humans to a healthy environment and the right of nature to be protected. Source:

Tree-Mendous Love How Trees Care for Each Other by Melissa Breyer


rom learning to communicate to physically caring for each other, the secret lives of trees are wildly deep and complex. “They can count, learn and remember; nurse sick neighbors; warn each other of danger by sending electrical signals across a fungal network known as the ‘wood wide web’; and keep the ancient stumps of long-felled companions alive for centuries by feeding them a sugar solution through their roots,” reveals Peter Wohlleben, a German forest ranger and author of The Hidden Life of Trees: What They Feel, How They Com-

municate—Discoveries from a Secret World, released in September. Upon seeing two soaring beeches in the forest, Wohlleben observes, “These trees are friends. See how the thick branches point away from each other? That’s so they don’t block their buddy’s light. Sometimes, pairs are so interconnected at the roots that when one tree dies, the other one dies, too.” Wohlleben is rekindling a re-imagination of trees even as many people consider their role is only to supply us with oxygen and wood. Using a mix of scientific research and his own



observations from studying forestry and working in the forest since 1987, the man who speaks for the trees does so in decidedly anthropomorphic terms. “Scientific language removes all the emotion, and people don’t understand it anymore. I use a human language. When I say, ‘Trees suckle their children,’ everyone knows immediately what I mean,” he says. After years of working for the state forestry administration in RhinelandPalatinate, and then as a forester managing 3,000 acres of woods near Cologne, he began to understand that contemporary practices were not serving the trees or those that depend on them very well. Artificially spacing out trees ensures that trees get more sunlight and grow faster, but naturalists report that trees exist less like individuals and more as communal beings. By working together in networks and sharing resources, they increase their resistance to potentially damaging influences. After researching alternative approaches, Wohlleben began implementing some revolutionary concepts. He replaced heavy machinery with horses, stopped using insecticides and let the woods become wilder. The pilot German forest plot went from losing money to posting a profit in two years. As Dr. Seuss’ tree-loving Lorax says, “I speak for the trees. I speak for the trees, for the trees have no tongues.” Melissa Breyer, of Brooklyn, NY, is the editor of, from which this article was adapted.

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Born to Eat Wild Why Ancestral Diets Boost Health by Judith Fertig


n The Omnivore’s Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals, Michael Pollan surmised that we’d be healthier if we ate the way our great-grandparents did. It would mean sticking to regularly scheduled meals instead of impulsive snacking, having a meat or protein item comprise only a quarter of our plate, adding fresh vegetables and eliminating junk food. We must look further back than our immediate ancestors, counters Jo Robinson, a food journalist who surveyed more than 6,000 scientific research studies before writing her bestselling Eating on the Wild Side: The Missing Link to Optimum Health. She has also co-authored several other books, including The Omega Diet: The Lifesaving Nutritional Program Based on the Diet of the Island of Crete.

Narrowed Field of Foods “Many believe we have dumbed down the nutrition in our food over the past 100 years,” says Robinson, who lives and gardens on Vashon Island, Washington. “Research shows we have been breeding out proteins and minerals and most importantly, antioxidants, for much longer.” She points out that the hunter-gatherer diet encompassed many wild foods that tasted more bitter, astringent, sour and earthy than the sweet blandness in today’s fruits and vegetables. Wild foods offered a wider variety of phytonutrients, but came at a cost—the time required to hunt and gather enough food for a day, let alone a season. “Then, 12,000 years ago, we had a better idea—gardening,” says Robinson. “We evolved to 20 varieties in a garden versus 150 in wild plants.” First, farmers chose sweet, starchy, mild-tasting, oil-rich foods such as figs, dates and olives. “We’re hard-wired to choose high-calorie foods because they’re directly connected to the pleasure centers of the brain,” she adds.


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After that, the trend to grow sweeter-tasting, less nutritious plants snowballed. Robinson cites research that found adding one Golden Delicious apple to the daily diet of a small group of overweight men led to higher levels of undesirable lowdensity lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol and triglycerides due to its high-fructose content and low levels of antioxidants (International Journal of Preventive Medicine).

Wilder Options Even organic farming methods, in which the soil is naturally enriched, can’t return all those lost nutrients to our food. Rather than advocate that we return to eating wild foods, Robinson suggests finding wild equivalents. Even those that follow a paleo diet—presumably eaten by early humans and consisting chiefly of meat, fish, vegetables and fruit, excluding dairy, grain products and commercially processed items—could use further refinements in the produce they choose. She recommends specific varieties of fruits and vegetables and explains the benefits of “wild” foods such as meat, eggs and dairy from livestock and poultry fed on grass on her website, We can make smarter choices, seeking wilder-type varieties of foods at the grocery store, farmers’ market and garden seed companies. In general, they are more vividly colored, especially from red to purple, and less sweet. Brightly colored fruits and vegetables indicate a botanical sunscreen the plant produces to protect itself from ultraviolet light and other external threats, notes Robinson; it’s an indication of a higher antioxidant activity. “Find as many purple foods as possible because they have anthocyanins, known to fight cancer and inflammation,” suggests Robinson. “The original carrot from Afghanistan is purple. It’s only been orange for the past 400 years when it was bred to salute the royal House of Orange, in the Netherlands.” According to Robinson, we can also prepare our foods in ways that maximize their phytonutrient content. Eat freshpicked asparagus and broccoli immediately or their natural sugars and antioxidants disappear. Let chopped or pressed garlic sit for 10 minutes before using so its pungent allicin—the healthy compound that benefits our health—will increase. Tear fresh lettuce the day before eating and keep it fresh in a plastic bag with poked holes, to allow the stillliving lettuce to rally its healthy compounds as if its battered leaves were repelling an insect attack. This emerging science of polyphenols, the technical term for phytonutrients in our food, will be explosive, predicts this pioneering research-based author. “There’s a new study just about every month,” she finds. It can all lead toward breeding and growing more nutritious foods that are more readily accessible to everyone. Judith Fertig writes cookbooks and foodie fiction from Overland Park, KS (

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he old way of thinking about fruits and vegetables is ‘the more, the better,’ regardless of what you choose,” says wild food expert Jo Robinson. “Unfortunately, the most popular ones are the least nutritious, like Golden Delicious apples and supersweet corn.” In Eating on the Wild Side, Robinson cites considerable research that shows we can make better choices within each food category by simply selecting varieties closer to their wild ancestors. Generally, the most phytonutrientrich options include kale, spinach, lettuces, asparagus and artichokes. Here are other top tips from the literature.

n Tart apples such as Granny Smith, Braeburn, Honeycrisp and Liberty boost phytonutrients and fiber while reducing fructose content. n Haas avocados deliver more vitamin E and other antioxidants to support smooth skin and shiny hair than smaller Mexican avocados. n Red finger bananas, when fully ripened to a deep magenta, are higher in vitamin C, beta-carotene, potassium and fiber than the common Cavendish banana. n Canned beans (which have been dried and then cooked) are better than home-cooked beans because the heat required for the canning process enhances their nutritional content. n Grass-fed beef is higher in vitamin E, beta-carotene and omega-3 essential fatty acids than corn-fed beef. n Dried currants made from Black Corinth grapes (sold as “Zante currants”) have more antioxidants than either brown or golden raisins.


n Red grapefruit is preferred to yellow; the darker the red, the more beneficial the fruit. Red grapefruit but not yellow has been shown to lower triglycerides. n Raw kale is both the most bitter and beneficial of all the cruciferous vegetables. n Dark orange-hued mangos are superior to other tropical fruits, possessing five times the vitamin C of oranges and the fiber of pineapples. n Cherry, grape and currant tomatoes deliver more cancerpreventing lycopene than beefsteak tomatoes.

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hiropractic care corrects spinal alignment abnormalities as a means of treating a wide range of health problems. Addressing skeletal and muscular disorders and relieving pain are just the beginning. Research studies reported in the Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics and the journal of healing science Explore have found chiropractic beneficial in treating connective tissue abnormalities, infant lactose intolerance and even autism. More than $13 billion is spent annually on chiropractic health services, making it the largest alternative health

practice in the U.S. Science supports its usefulness in addressing a wide range of conditions. Bell’s Palsy. Recovery varies among patients as chiropractors create patientcentric treatment programs designed to improve facial motion and hearing, relieve pain and address other nerverelated issues (Archives of Internal Medicine; Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics). Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD). A Canadian survey of chiropractors has reported success in using spinal manipulation to relieve IBD, colitis and other bowel disorders (Canadian Journal

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receiving chiropractic adjustments or a placebo alternative. Each time, the group receiving chiropractic adjustments reported the greatest improvements (Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics). Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). A study published in Explore suggests that chiropractic care combined with other holistic elements such as appropriate nutrition may provide a more gentle, yet effective approach than conventional psychotropic drugs. It employed chiropractic treatment for boys 9 to 13 years old diagnosed with ADHD. Spinal manipulation with nutritional supplementation was reported to improve hyperactivity, inattentiveness, impulsiveness and behavioral, social and emotional difficulties. Headaches. Based on recent studies, spinal manipulation has proven effective against migraines and headaches originating from the neck. Manual therapy of the spine, along with neck exercises, promotes improvement in patients with neckrelated headaches. Side effects are rare and minor (Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics). Dr. Edward Group is CEO and cofounder of the Global Healing Center, in Houston, TX (GlobalHealingCenter. com). He is a doctor of chiropractic trained in naturopathy, herbals and clinical nutrition; author of The Green Body Cleanse; and a diplomate of the American Board of Functional Medicine.

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dward Humes investigates the origins and impacts of the expensive and complex process that brings us everyday products and items in his new book Door to Door: The Magnificent, Maddening, Mysterious World of Transportation. His latest work, which also covers our love affair with cars, is popularizing the eco-conscious term, “transportation footprint”. Aligned with this, he recommends a move to driverless cars to save lives and fuel. In an earlier book, Garbology: Our Dirty Love Affair with Trash, the Pulitzer Prize-winning, Southern California journalist examined the causes and effects of waste. Solutions are showcased by how institutions and families are consciously reducing their wasteful ways.

What are some everyday impacts of the “door-to-door machine” you write about? Transportation is embedded in our lives, both in our personal things and our travel. It can take 30,000 miles to get our morning coffee to the kitchen, with another 165,000 miles attached to all the components of the coffee pot, water, energy and packaging—a worldwide mix involving trains, planes, boats and trucks. Unprecedented amounts of transportation are embedded in everything we do and touch, with many hidden costs to our environment, economy and traffic. Take the world of online retailing. That “buy it now” button seems so

venient, but it’s also a traffic jam generator. Each click births a new truck trip. What used to be a single truckload of goods delivered efficiently to a store or mall now demands hundreds of singleitem deliveries to far-flung homes.

Which transportation footprint surprised you the most in researching Door to Door? The smartphone is a paradox, in that it has reduced our transportation footprint in some ways because of all the separate devices it has replaced, from navigation in cars to calculators to cameras. Phones also empower a transportation-free option for online banking and bill paying, eliminating all sorts of trips in the physical world. On the flip side, making and assembling smartphone components requires a lot of back-andforth transport between many countries because no one can make the whole “widget”. With its many raw materials, rare earth minerals and manufactured components, we’re talking about an overall transportation footprint for one phone that’s equivalent to a round trip to the moon; a phone that users will trade in for a newer model in just a few years.

What’s a particularly negative impact of the huge distances involved in today’s movement of goods? Cargo container ships create immense amounts of pollution. About 6,000 con-

tainer ships worldwide ship 90 percent of consumer goods. Natural Resources Defense Council data show that the smog and particulate emissions from just 160 of these vessels equal that of all of the cars in the world. If the cargo fleet were a country, its carbon emissions would exceed Germany’s, the world’s fourth-largest economy, according to the European Commission. Cargo ship carbon emissions are projected to rise to about 18 percent of the global total in the next 25 years if our appetite for goods continues to grow at current rates.

What are the consequences of the U.S. ranking 16th worldwide in infrastructure quality? Americans are under the illusion that we pay high taxes to build and maintain roads, bridges and rails. However, as a portion of our gross domestic product, we invest about one-fifth of what China does and the poor results are apparent. We have a $3.6 trillion backlog in needed modernization. This drags down the economy and increases harmful emissions through shipping delays and rush-hour jams, as well as raising road safety concerns.

How can we each lessen our “transportation footprint”? We have power as individuals, families and communities to make a difference. Americans walk less than almost any other people on Earth. A Los Angeles study showed that half of its residents’ daily trips are less than three miles, with many under one mile, which is crazy. Using alternative transportation for just 10 percent of those trips would have major positive impacts. Far fewer children walk or bike to school than in the recent past, even as we face a youth obesity crisis. We can also adjust when and how we drive; half the cars on the road during rush hour are not job-related. Driving at other times would ease traffic for everyone and reduce traffic jams, emissions and crashes. All of this is something we could easily change—and that many other countries have changed—with substantial health, economic and traffic benefits. Randy Kambic is a freelance editor and writer in Estero, FL, and a regular contributor to Natural Awakenings.

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urs is not the task of fixing the entire world all at once, but of stretching out to mend the part of the world that is within our reach. Any small, calm thing that one soul can do to help another soul will help immensely. It is not given to us to know which acts, or by whom, will cause the critical mass to tip toward an enduring good,” says Clarissa Pinkola Estés, Ph.D., a world-renowned author and Jungian psychoanalyst specializing in post-trauma counsel. Thousands of people each day choose to see a world radiating with hope and light, despite ever-present conflict and strife. Their talents and gifts, alliances and collaborations are inspiring a new story that ripples outward into our communities and beyond. In The Ten Gifts: Find the Personal Peace You’ve Always Wanted Through the Ten Gifts You’ve Always Had, author Robin L. Silverman affirms that everyone can reach within, even in the worst of circumstances, for treasures that can be used to improve the lives of others. She concludes, “We are not meant to use our gifts simply to sur-


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Meeting Basic Needs Komal Ahmad was unaware that her single act of kindness in simply offering to share her lunch with a homeless veteran in 2011 while she was attending the UniKomal Ahmad versity of California, Berkeley, would lead to a multiplying mission to feed America’s hungry. His heartfelt expression of gratitude for his first meal in three days sparked an epiphany: Her school was regularly throwing away thousands of pounds of food while neighbors were going hungry. Today, Ahmad is the founder and CEO of Copia, an app that matches nonprofits serving in-need veterans, children, women and others with companies that have leftover gourmet food. Following the 2016 Super Bowl, she used Copia’s technology to organize food pickups throughout the San Francisco Bay area. What she calls

Neeley didn’t want food to go to waste and created the Project Green Fork certification program after learning that 95 percent of restaurant waste can be diverted from landfills. Her nonprofit helps restaurants to conserve water and energy, develop recycling and composting systems and switch to biodegradable containers and environmentally friendly cleaning operations. Boscarino’s experience in business development and sales, combined with her disdain for litter, led her to found the nonprofit Clean Memphis, which began in 2008 with volunteer crews picking up litter. In recent years, the initiative’s community-wide strategy has expanded to involve local governments, businesses, neighborhoods, faith-based organizations and 20 local “sustainable schools”. In 2017, Project Green Fork will become a part of Clean Memphis. Throughout two decades of educational activism, John G. Heim’s passion for clean water as a human right has not waned. The founder and leader of The SWFL Clean Water Movement, headquartered in Fort Myers John G. Heim

Beach, Florida, persisted even when many business owners considered him a nuisance, driving off tourists. As infestations of blue-green algae blooms have reached emergency levels, Heim’s ongoing grassroots campaign to increase awareness of water quality issues that’s backed by social media recently brought him to Washington, D.C., to make his case before Congress. The nonprofit’s 18,000 members have succeeded in bringing national attention to the thick muck now plaguing both Florida coasts. They’re working to alter nutrient-laden discharges from Lake Okeechobee that send agricultural toxins and rain overflow down the Caloosahatchee and St. Lucie rivers and out into vital estuaries. Scott Bunn’s Seneca Treehouse Project, launched in 2010, grew from his building background in a family of entrepreneurs to encompass design/build Scott Bunn services and education in eco-housing and ethical living. Bunn’s original Seneca, South Carolina, homestead and acreage includes apprentice learning programs teaching practical skills in cultivating permaculture, growing food, building structures, working with tools and living in an intentional community. “For the next six years, our goal is to annually train 50 people that will train 50 more people. Continuing this exponential growth pattern means the potential for 312 million more people living more compatibly and lightly upon the Earth. We’ve already established collaborations with six other cities around the U.S. that can potentially duplicate our efforts,” says Bunn.

Providing Healthcare Options Martie Whittiken, of Plano, Texas, a board-certified clinical nutritionist and host of the Healthy by Nature nationally syndicated radio show, uses her talents to advocate for health freedom in America. Educating listeners for 19 years, she served as president of the National Nutritional Foods Associa-

We are a community of possibilities, not a community of problems. Community exists for the sake of belonging, and takes its identity from the gifts, generosity and accountability of its citizens. We currently have all the resources required to create an alternative future. ~Peter Block, Community: The Structure of Belonging tion during crucial phases of the 1992 to 1994 fight to successfully pass the Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act to preserve consumer choices. The author of The Probiotic Cure also helped found the Texas Health Freedom Coalition to protect citizens’ rights to choose alternative medical treatment in her state. Whittiken says, “My work is a labor of love. I have no interest in becoming famous or well known unless it contributes to getting the job done.” On a 2006 medical mission to Haiti, Gigi Pomerantz, a licensed nurse practitioner at the Aurora Sinai Medical Center, in Milwaukee, discovered the Gigi Pomerantz impact of a lack of clean water and sanitation as her fourperson team treated 1,400 patients for worms, stomach problems, diarrhea and poor appetite. Two years later, she founded Youthaiti, where she serves as executive director. The nonprofit helps rural Haitians build composting toilets and develop organic gardens using recycled waste as fertilizer. It also provides community hygiene education and reforestation. Everything is aimed at breaking

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Enriching Lives As an Emmy Award-winning trumpeter, composer, educator and cofounder, conductor and artistic director of the Chicago Jazz Philharmonic (CJP), Orbert Davis is dedicated to multi-genre projects. His collaborative research in 2012 while in Cuba on a people-to-people exchange accompanied by fellow musicians and River North Dance Chicago’s Artistic Director Frank Chaves (now retired) proved to be a multifaceted boon. It generated the philharmonic’s Havana Blue live performance in 2013 and ignited a weeklong cultural exchange with Cuba’s Universidad Ciudad de las Artes (ISA) during his return trip for the Havana International Jazz Festival in 2014. President

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he household is settling for the night when the 5-yearold cries out, “My throat hurts!” “There’s no need to panic,” says Dr. Tieraona Low Dog, in Pecos, New Mexico, an integrative physician and chief medical officer of Weil Lifestyle. “It’s pretty easy to figure out if it’s strep throat, which requires antibiotics, or something you can treat at home.” Only 10 to 20 percent of sore throats in children are caused by Streptococcus bacteria which, if not properly treated, can lead to heart damage. The first question to ask is, “What are the symptoms?” If these include sudden onset of a severe and worsening sore throat without any complaints of scratchiness; a fever of 101 degrees Fahrenheit or more; headache or stomach pain; and the lack of a stuffy nose, cough or sign of a cold—a trip to the pediatrician is essential and a course of antibiotics is necessary, says Low Dog. The vast majority of youngsters’ sore throats, which may accompany a common cold, are caused by viruses and will heal on their own in about a week. Many natural remedies will help children feel better and relieve the pain; some cost so little they are nearly free. Salt water gargle: “A glass of warm water with half a teaspoon of sea salt swirled into it is an old-school remedy that works well for kids at least 5 years old,” says Erika Krumbeck, a naturopathic doctor and licensed primary care physician practicing pediatrics in Missoula, Montana. She notes that a salt water gargle can also moderate the symptoms of strep until the child can see a doctor. The Mayo Clinic Book of Home Remedies confirms that the salt water draws excess fluid from inflamed throat tissues. It also loosens mucus and removes other irritants, including bacteria, allergens and fungi. Just make sure

children don’t swallow the salt water, counsels Krumbeck. Warm compresses: A warm water compress using a wet hand towel applied for 10 or 15 minutes every hour loosens mucus and is soothing. “It’s amazing how effective these familiar practices are,” says Krumbeck. “Grandma knew what she was doing.” Lemon juice and honey: “Honey is sweet, so kids love it,” says certified nutritionist Kimberly Snyder, of New York and Los Angeles. This traditional recipe works because the honey has antibacterial properties and the lemon juice is packed with immune-boosting antioxidants. Snyder cautions that babies younger than 12 months old should never be given honey because their immune systems cannot handle the bacterial spores sometimes present in the sweet treat. Elderberry: The tiny purple berries of the Sambucus nigra L. plant shortens the duration of colds and flu often suffered by air travelers, according to research that includes a large Australian study. Elderberry syrup appeals to kids because it tastes delicious. Low Dog recommends keeping a bottle on hand at all times because it’s hard to know when a child will complain of a scratchy throat. “This yummy syrup is good for all ages. It’s so safe. I love it,” says Low Dog, adding, “Plus, you can always use it on whole-grain pancakes.” Sage and Echinacea: Drinking sage tea and gargling with echinacea are old-time remedies for sore throats that now have scientific backing, says Snyder. Go for a twofer and add a little echinacea to the tea, she suggests. A Swiss study showed that an echinacea/sage spray soothed sore throat symptoms just as well as a chlorhexi-

dine/lidocaine spray, which can have side effects that include more swelling and even allergic reactions; the suggested spray should not be used with children under 12. Pairing up a dose of safe and gentle, time-tested sore throat recipes with a big hug will go far toward relieving most little ones’ suffering. Kathleen Barnes has authored numerous natural health books, including Food Is Medicine: 101 Prescriptions from the Garden. Connect at

UNSAFE DRUGS Acetaminophen, a popular ingredient in over-the-counter children’s cold medicines like Tylenol, has been linked to twice the risk of developing asthma. Immediate side effects can include rapid heart rate and convulsions. Ephedrine, pseudophedrine and phenylephrine are popular ingredients in children’s cold medications even though the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) says they’re not effective. Side effects include the possibility of unsupervised children overdosing on the sugary concoctions and can even prove fatal. In 2008, the FDA warned parents not to use any such cold medications for children under 4. Antibiotics are not effective against the viruses that cause most colds and flu. Antibiotics kill bacteria like those associated with strep throat, not viruses. Using antibiotics for a cold can actually lead to future antibiotic resistance.

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Integral Health: 2516 W Main St., Littleton or 7355 E Orchard Rd., #350, Greenwood Village. Tricia Gast, 303-888-2185 or

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$25 off Life/ Relationship Coaching Sessionwith astrological insights to your present situation. Or 1-hr for $50. Via phone/person/ skype. Nansea Lee Licensed Life Coach/ Professional Astrologer

$50 Discount Towards Initial 2-Hour Session Or Any Package Rising Harmonics, 4465 Kipling St. Wheat Ridge. Lea Renay 720-515-4076 or

Wild Plant First Aid–5:30-7pm. Free class open to anyone interested in using herbs for cuts, scrapes, bumps bruises. Identify common medicinal species, taste a variety of herbal preparations, discuss how to make your own herbal first aid kit. Colorado School of Clinical Herbalism. 2900 Valmont Rd, Ste F-1, Boulder. Info/register 720Sacred Circle Teachings w/ Grandmother Pa’Ris’Ha– 406-8609 or thru Sun. Native wisdom shared in the traditional way. Drumming/singing honoring our Mother Earth. GrandTHURS, OCT 6 mother (Cherokee Elder) shares wisdom teachings, and prophecy. Journeys for Conscious Living, 303-731-6695 Learn to Heal with Angels; 5 Wks–7-9pm Thursdays. Conscious Horse Conscious Rider–10am-5pm. De- Meet your Guardian/Healing Angels. Guided meditavelop a deeper connection with the animals, the ability tions help you heal, release grief, guilt, addictions and to talk to, and hear them, and to facilitate a different habits to create the life you desire. Early $210, Regular $225 Journey Within; 777 S Wadsworth Blvd Bldg 2 possibility $695 Alison Cox 720-441-3338 #108, Lakewood. Anita Destino 720-413-7303


Free Open House Celebration–4-8pm. 7pm Love Meditation. Celebration of community and creativity, unique items for sale, tour. Rising Harmonics 4465 Kipling St., #301, Wheat Ridge. RSVP Lea 720-515-4076


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Non-Denominational Spiritual Service–1:30pm. Meditation and spiritual message 1st Sun ea month. Free aura healing/chakra balancing clinic. Rev. Lauren Skye, Officiating Minister. Inner Connection Institute at Rocky Mountain Miracle Center, 1939 S Monroe St, Denver. 303-282-9439



Trance Medium Healing Clinic–Healings facilitate realignment and cleansing of the spiritual body. Channeling, energy readings, and intense clearing. Bring questions. 25 min/$20. Appts begin 1pm. Schedule 303-282-9439. Inner Connection Institute at Cactus Sport & Spine, 8000 S Lincoln St, Littleton.

Communicating Your Boundaries…Without Starting WW III–7-9pm. Randy Ferguson, Internationally Acclaimed Speaker/Author, will show you what’s between delivering boundaries with a sledgehammer and avoiding them altogether. Free tickets/info 303-989-2605.

Conscious Eating: Emotionally Digesting Your life– 9:30am-4:30pm. Free yourself from the habitual patterns and addictive behaviors that have been disrupting your life. $95. Coly Vulpiani, 700 E 9th Ave, Ste 9, Denver. RSVP 303-476-8402 or



Free Energy Clearings–Noon-1:15 pm. 15-min Chakra & Energy Clearing. Remove non-useful energy to feel relaxed, light and positive. Drop-ins welcome. Free! Yoga of the Mind Classroom, 8 E 1st Ave., #103 Denver. 303-668-2358.

Yoga Nidra Diwali Celebration–1:15-3:15pm. Join yogi and teacher Joyce Aiko in a mindful and rejuvenating practice of Yoga Nidra. In this two hour class you’ll be guided into meditation and restorative healing poses. $16. PranaTonic, 807 14th St, Golden. 303-274-5733

Active Meditation–10:45-11:45pm. Enjoy the benefits of 3 15-minute long meditations that will include energy work for yourself. Relief from stress, new inspirations, and insights. $5. Yoga of the Mind Classroom, 8 E 1st Ave., #103 Denver. 303-668-2358. Learn To Trust Your Intuition–1:15-3pm. Foundational tools to start hearing and following your intuition more in your daily life. Yoga of the Mind Classroom, 8 E 1st Ave., #103 Denver. 303-668-2358.

MON, OCT 10 Learn How to Read Tarot Cards 4 Wks–7-9pm. Fun and fascinating hobby. Explore the tarot w/special reading mat designed by instructor. Bring your cards or borrow/purchase in class. $99. Yoga of the Mind Classroom, 8 E 1st Ave., #103 Denver. 303-668-2358.

TUES, OCT 11 Shmaya Gathering w/JoAnne Palladino–7-8:30pm. Experience Shmaya, an illumined, channeled presence that attunes you to the love and light within. $20. First Spiritual Science Church of Denver, 3375 S. Dahlia, Denver. RSVP 303-263-0679 or Learn To Trust Your Intuition–7:15-9pm. Foundational tools to start hearing and following your intuition more in your daily life. Yoga of the Mind Classroom, 8 E 1st Ave., #103 Denver. 303-668-2358. Access Bars Gifting and Receiving–6-9pm; also on 10/18 & 25. Catch up and swap bars or try getting your bars run if you haven’t yet. Vast Wellness, Aurora. Access Consciousness facilitator Jennilynne Coley 303-578-8694

MON, OCT 17 Herbal Constituents Intensive for Practitioners–M-F 10am-5pm. 30-hr, 5-day intensive. In-depth study of practical phytochemistry for herbalists and holistic health practitioners. Lecture, PowerPoint illustrations, 3D molecular modeling software, and demonstrations with a variety of herbal products and living plants. $495. Colorado School of Clinical Herbalism, 2900 Valmont Rd, Boulder. Info Lisa 720-722-4372

TUES, OCT 18 Dramatic Physical Healing: What has Your Body Been Trying to Tell You? –7-9pm. What would be the impact on your health if you could literally hear what your body has been trying to tell you? Randy Ferguson, Internationally Acclaimed Speaker/Author. Free tickets/info 303-989-2605.

SAT, OCT 22 Learn To Trust Your Intuition–10-Noon. Foundational tools to start hearing and following your intuition more in your daily life. Yoga of the Mind Classroom, 8 E 1st Ave., #103 Denver. 303-668-2358. Awakening the Third Eye Meditation Workshop– thru Sun 9am-4:30pm. Learn to facilitate your own direct experiences of deeper states of consciousness; techniques to quiet your mind and gain clarity and focus. $220/$90 for students. Boulder. Info/registration or 303-817-8686

WED, OCT 12 Yom Kippur


Authentic Power: How to Work with Your Energy Body and Emotions–6:30-8:30 p.m. Wednesdays Oct 12, 19, 26; Nov 2, 9, 16. Using concepts from THE POWER by Rhonda Byrne and THE HEART OF THE SOUL by Gary Zukav. Learn to muscle test, use a pendulum, and practice shamanic journey work. Healing Dome, 63rd & Niwot Rd. $333 incl books. Deadline 9/30. Karen Rice King, Dowsing & Shamanic Teacher or 303-665-0175

Mindfulness & Meditation Series–7-9pm. We explore “What is Mindfulness” and the use of guided meditation & quiet meditation as a way to bring more peace and harmony into your life. $10. Journeys for Conscious Living, 7401 W 59th, Arvada. 303-731-6695. Access Consciousness: Learn How to Run The Bars–9am-5pm. Learn this dynamic body process that facilitates change for yourself and others. $300 Northglenn. Symantha Holloway 801-349-9291



Free Relationship Presentation– 6:30-7:30pm. If you are single or coupled or you are having a challenging time in your relationship, this presentation is for you. Learn the key ingredients to help you develop a better relationship, with astrology component. Bodywork Bistro Living Arts Center, 3825 Iris Ave, Ste 300, Boulder. Nansea Lee

Shmaya Gathering w/JoAnne Palladino–7-8:30pm. Experience Shmaya, an illumined, channeled presence that attunes you to the love and light within. $20. 700 E 9th Ave, Ste 9, Denver. RSVP 303-263-0679 or

Build Your Work Life Balance and Health Naturally– 7-8:30pm. Feeling depleted? We will share with you an ancient healing system we have discovered to keep us thriving! 400 E Simpson St, Ste 220, Lafayette. Dr. Jodi Hodges, D.C. and Doula Tekla Ayers, 720-509-9045,

Heart Centered Leadership Program: How to Bring Out the Best in Others– thru Sun. A workshop with Randy Ferguson, Internationally Acclaimed Speaker/Author. Learn 21 higher level leadership skills vital to inspiring excellence. Reg req’d. Information 303-989-2605


MON, OCT 31 Happy Halloween!

Community Drumming Circle–7-9pm. Focus on Energies of the Full Moon. Bring a snack to share and your drums, rattles, flutes and other instruments for an evening of Shamanic Sound and Vibrational Expansion. Join us and share the love. $10 donation. Journeys for Conscious Living, 7401 W 59th, Arvada. 303-731-6695.

We Are Change Halloween Open Mic Night Celebration–6-10pm. Share the power of uniting our grassroots activist community for food, music, interviews, headliners, poetry and dancing. Perform your songs and poems. Details: Event page on Facebook We Are Change Colorado or


savethedate CREATE A SAFE SPACE FOR YOUR HOME/WORKPLACE & IMPROVE YOUR WELL-BEING OCTOBER 22-23, 10AM-5PM BOTH DAYS Join our two-day workshop with Katharina Spurling-Kaffl in Erie, Colorado at our beautiful yurt. Identify harmful earth energies and EMF stresses and understand their hazard to your daily life. We’ll show you a proven method to neutralize its negative effects on you, your health, your finances, your relationships, and your environment. Discounts available if you register by 9/30; after 9/30 $275/single; $455/ couples. For more information call 303-833-9033 or

LOVE NOTES FROM HEAVEN AUDIENCE READINGS WITH SPIRITUAL MEDIUM ELISA MALANGONE FRIDAY, OCTOBER 28, 7-9PM Elisa delivers spiritually selected and divinely guided messages to the audience with contagiously witty, compassionate heartcentered connection to spirit. See how Elisa’s gift of insight and loving connection has brought comfort and healing to many. Full Moon Books & Event Center, 9106 West 6th Ave, Lakewood. $15/advance; $20/door. Advance purchase

ORTHO-BIONOMY PRACTITIONER TRAINING PROGRAM STARTS NOVEMBER 7 It is about being inspired. The Rocky Mountain Ortho Bionomy Center is now enrolling in their 10 week, 20-month Practitioner Training program. The program will begin in November and finishes September 2018 with ten fascinating weeks of training. This is by far the most cutting edge, science-based training available. For more information on Ortho Bionomy or the Rocky Mountain Ortho Bionomy Center explore our website at RMOBCENTER.COM. Embrace change and self-discovery.

Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower. ~Albert Camus

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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

tuesdays Free Energy Clearings–5:30-6:45 pm. 15-min Chakra & Energy Clearing. Remove non-useful energy to feel relaxed, light and positive. Drop-ins welcome. Free! Yoga of the Mind Classroom, 8 E 1st Ave, Denver. 303-668-2358 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 720-494-0368 Wheatridge Spiritual Transformation with Transmission Meditation–6pm. 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 Free Psychic Readings–Tues and Thurs. 7-8:30pm by appt. Learn about your soul essence, past lives, and aura. Ask questions about relationships, career, money, and health. Boulder Psychic Institute 1332 Pearl St. 303-530-0920

wednesdays Energy Healings/Aura Clearing/Chakra Balancing–6-7pm. A healing is an energy clearing, release negative energy blocking growth and create the life you desire. $5/healing. Free for first timers. Journey Within; 777 S Wadsworth Blvd Bldg 2 #108, Lakewood. Anita Destino 720-413-7303 All Vegan Natural Buffet Wednesday Night Dinner Discount–5:30-9pm. 10% discount on Denver’s only all you can eat vegan buffet when you mention Natural Awakenings. Govinda’s Garden Cafe 1400 Cherry St., (enter on 14th) Denver.

thursdays Aura and Chakra Healings–Drop-In between 6-7pm. Receive a 10-min cleanse and release negative thoughts, emotions, pain and fear. Get replenished with positive energy and feel great. FREE. Boulder Psychic Institute 1332 Pearl St. 303-530-0920

fridays Healing & Meditative Church Services–6-7pm. Celebrate living life and cultivating community. Sing, laugh, and reset your energy for the weekend. FREE. Boulder Psychic Institute 1332 Pearl St. 303-530-0920.

saturdays Access Bars and Body Processes–11am. This is a great way to catch up and swap bars or a body process or try getting your bars run if you haven’t yet. Into The Mystic, Golden. Mira Claire 303-808-5737

looking ahead 2016 WED, NOV 2 LCA Intro Evening; Explore the Heart Centered Leadership Program –7-9pm. Final evening of workshop and public celebration. Randy Ferguson, acclaimed speaker/author will inspire your desire to serve others. Free tix/info 303-989-2605

THURS, NOV 3 New Location Open House–6-8pm. Celebrate grand opening of Conscious Sol Healing & Wellness Center. 400 E Simpson St, Ste 220 Lafayette. Dr. Jodi Hodges, D.C., 720-509-9045 5 Days to Change Your Life–10-6pm, thru 10/7. Dynamic 5-day adventure will include all of the Access Consciousness Core Classes: Access Bars and The Foundation with Maggie Schlarb. Arvada. Mira Claire 303-808-5737

SAT, NOV 5 Essential Oil Pharmacy Workshop–11am-4pm. Learn how essential oils support your health including methods of use and how they work. Registered Aromatherapist Linda Byington. Colorado School of Clinical Herbalism, 2900 Valmont Rd, Ste F-1, Boulder. $75. RSVP or 720-406-8609

JAN 13-15 + 7 WKS Love, Courage & Achievement (LCA) Weekend and 7-wk Course–Regain personal power; heal relationships with self and others; Clarify your core issues holding you back; discover solutions for your situation; regain enthusiasm and hope that you haven’t felt in years. Info Randy Ferguson 303-989-2605

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FOR RENT/PRACTITIONERS WANTED Great Sacred Space to grow your unique business and gifts with a conscious community. Fully furnished private counseling and massage offices available on a part-time/shared basis and at very reasonable rates. Rising Harmonics Lea 720-5154076

HEALTHY PRODUCTS/ SERVICES Allergy Testing for Foods and Supplements: Using FDA registered Biofeedback testing. 160+ foods tested with immediate color results. See what foods and/or supplements may be causing you bloating, gas, fatigue, brain fog etc. $195. Call Trish Watson, CNC 303-257-0058

Highest Quality Dental Care in Boulder: Your beautiful smile begins with healthy teeth. Dr Judith Timchula and her team provide you the highest quality dental care with a holistic approach, in an environment that is warm and caring. Mercury safe; bio-compatible testing and materials; PACE member to keep Boulder green! Let’s talk about how we can make a difference in your smile. 7490 Clubhouse Rd, Ste 101, Boulder. 303-530-1212. Remove Toxic Amalgam (Silver) Fillings: Denver’s first holistic, naturopathic dentist offers mercury free AND mercury safe amalgam (silver filling) removal. Financing available. 20% off new patient exam and x-rays when you mention Natural Awakenings. SOUTH LAKEWOOD DENTAL, Scott Stewart, DDS & Naturopathic Physician, 2525 S Wadsworth Blvd, Ste 11, Lakewood, 303-988-4338. Reconnective Healing Sessions Fall Special! $100 by a Certified Reconnective Healing Foundational Practitioner: Reconnect2Balance with Juliet Edwards 720-532-8120 Inspiring Authentic and Lasting Change: I have found focus on the person rather than the problem to be most effective in the counseling relationship; seeing symptoms as a sign of emerging greatness… Tara Hanson MSW, CHE, CYT, Counseling, Coaching, Consulting. 772-579-9052, or Two intuitive phone healers on the phone for the price of one! Regain your health where other healing methods have failed! Intuitive Health Assessments, Psychic Surgery, Akashic Record Readings. Dr. Larry has 35 years of experience as a naturopath and a chiropractor. Tina Joy does intuitive readings to help you uncover and remove unconscious blocks for success. 855-910-1112 EST

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yourlocalresources CONSCIOUS EVENTS AND SPEAKERS JOURNEYS FOR CONSCIOUS LIVING 7401 West 59th Ave., Arvada 303-731-6695 / 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 event center (space rental) to empower people to create thoughtful changes in living their lives every day, thus creating the space and energy to stay centered and expand the community. See ad page 12.

DENTIST JUDITH TIMCHULA, DDS 7490 Clubhouse Road, Suite 101, Boulder 303-530-1212 / There is an undeniable bias toward absolute first-quality care in every respect. You can expect thorough examinations, expert cleanings and impeccable workmanship. I believe that a visit to our office should be like a visit with old friends. You are always made welcome and comfortable and you know that you are with people who care for your wellbeing. Call us today for expert General, Cosmetic, Preventive and Restorative Care. See ad page 13.





Dr. Cate Vieregger 7400 E Crestline Circle, Ste 230, Greenwood Village 303-770-1116 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 17.

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Empowerment Coach & Intuitive Healer 720-548-7176 Are you stressed, anxious or depressed? Maybe you desire peace and emotional wellbeing but are just not sure how to attain it. Are you familiar with the Law of Attraction but fail to actually create the life you desire? I am an Empowerment Coach who helps those who are unsure how or feel powerless to create the life of their dreams! Let’s manifest your greatest destiny!

ENERGY HEALING/ MEDITATION Anita Destino 777 S Wadsworth Blvd. Bldg 2-108, Lakewood 720-413-7303 / A safe place for people interested in creating change in their lives, Journey Within helps you focus on spiritual growth, developing your intuition and personal development. Give to yourself with 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. $5 per person. Free to first time visitors.


STUDIO Z DENTAL Tom Zyvoloski DDS, Jenna Nicolson DDS 818 W South Boulder Rd, Ste 100, Louisville 303-666-7110 / If you’re the type of person who cares enough about your body to shop for organic produce, why not give the same thought to your dental health? At Studio Z Dental, we use only the safest, most natural products with each of our clients. Curious about mercury safe dentistry? Check out our videos at


Scott Stewart, DDS & Naturopathic Physician 2525 S Wadsworth Blvd, Ste 11, Lakewood 303-988-4338 Denver’s first holistic, naturopathic dentist offering mercury free AND mercury safe amalgam (silver filling) removal. Holistic-minded individuals should consider the safe removal and handling of any silver fillings. We offer a bio-compatibility test to decide which replacement material is best for you. Financing available. 20% off new patient exam and x-rays when you mention Natural Awakenings. See ad page 18.

DOG TRAINING MISHA MAY FOUNDATION DOG TRAINING & RESCUE Lorraine May, Executive Director 303-239-0382 Learn to speak the language of your dog! Misha May Foundation provides inexpensive community classes where you learn invaluable tools to help your dog be more secure and happy, and you too! Classes include Understanding Dogs, with positive reinforcement techniques only, and Dog Trainer Apprentice Programs to become a dog trainer, utilizing behavior science and holistic approaches.

HEALING CHANGE Marie Adams EEM-AP, CHT, PT Littleton office: 679 W Littleton Blvd. #205 Denver office: 1776 S Jackson St. #1004 303-668-0299 / Increase Joy, Health and Vitality with individual sessions and classes in Eden Energy Medicine! EEM creates healing at all of your being by balancing nine different energy systems in your body and energy field. Marie has been a professional therapist for over 26 years and is an empathetic listener as well as caring, non-judgmental and supportive. All sessions are completely confidential, and performed in a safe and trusting environment. Free 30-minute phone or Skype consultation available.


JOANNE PALLADINO 303-263-0679 CLEAR SKY MEDICAL Katia Meier, MD FREE MEDITATIONS! Receive free audio medi9085 E Mineral Circle, #260, Centennial tations and/or blessings 303-790-7860 each month when you sign up. Shop handmade, Feel and look your best at one-of-a-kind mala beads any age with Katia Meier, and bracelets, forgiveness MD, Board Certified in practice beads, sacred esAnti-Aging Medicine, sential oils such as “Christ Specialty trained in BioScent,” “Love” and more. identical Hormone TherA meaningful intuitive reading helps expand apy, Holistic and Naturoperspective; Shmaya, a channeled vibrationpathic medicine in Europe al language of light presence, attunes you to a and certified in laser and injectable aesthetic love frequency; Reiki energy healing dissolves dermatology. Specializing in whole body health blocks. In-person or by phone. In Denver. Info/ with customized approaches. All ages; most RSVP insurance welcome. Set up your appointment today. See ad page 2.



Lea Renay 4465 Kipling St, Wheat Ridge 720-515-4076 / Experience profound healing, inner discoveries and breakthroughs unlike any other. Rising Harmonics is a circuit of 3 rooms for different energy modalities using crystals, sound, touch and light, which will facilitate healing on every level. Lea Renay guides you through this unique adventure to your inner wisdom and higher self. Mention this ad for a special one-time $50 discount towards the initial two hour session or any package.

Cooking Experience Club, Inc. 1050 S. Wadsworth Blvd, Unit P, Lakewood 720-519-1962 or 561 722-4788 Gain clarity and create the change you want to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Visit our Cooking + Dance Studio and learn fun creative ways to stay fit through Bollywood and Reggae style dancing. Also, learn how to prepare healthy flavorful meals by incorporating natural herbs and spices from around the world. Visit our website to register for upcoming classes or call or email for our private classes.

HOLISTIC HEALTH INTEGRAL HEALTH (within Ancient Art Health and Fertile Ground) Tricia Gast, MSPT, AdvCBP Littleton Office: 2516 W Main St., Littleton DTC Office: 7355 E Orchard Rd, #350 Greenwood Village 303-888-2185 Helping those who suffer from the physical, mental and emotional signs of stress and illness. You will sleep better, heal faster, be mentally sharp, and have a plan to move forward to health. Individual sessions and coaching are available. Modalities include BodyTalk, Clairvoyance and Medical Intuition to facilitate the body’s natural healing. Classes offered on Developing Intuition and performing BodyTalk at home. Contact Tricia for a nocost consultation.

INTEGRATIVE HEALTH CLEAR SKY MEDICAL with Dr. Katia Meier. Board Certified in AntiAging Medicine and specialty trained in Bio-Identical Hormone Therapy and Functional Medicine. See full listing under PHYSICAN or see ad page 2.

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yourlocalresources MESSAGES FROM SPIRIT ELISA MALANGONE 720-372-3927 / Searching for passion and insight to your life purpose? Connect to your unique insight and higher soul perspective for guidance concerning healing from grief and loss, health, career, relationships, finances, and other matters of the heart. Elisa combines authentic mediumship abilities and intuitive coaching by connecting to spiritual guidance to assist you in tapping into your higher wisdom and best self. Live, phone or virtual readings & events. Call or see website for more details. See ad page 16.

NO-PAIN OPTIMAL ALIGNMENT NEUROENERGETIC RELEASE™ (NER) Donald W. Kipp, Founder 303-697-4923 / NER helps people be Healthier, Decrease Pain, and Increase Peak-Performance ...In Seconds! Control systems, not force are used to painlessly and quickly realign and rebalance the entire body. This releases whole-being patterns causing seemingly unrelated symptoms (such as back pain, headaches, indigestion, brain-fog and asthma). NER predicts and prevents injuries, degenerative changes, and dis-ease. Call now for optimal health and performance.

PHYSICIAN: BOARD CERTIFIED HOLISTIC CLEAR SKY MEDICAL Dr. Katia Meier 9085 E Mineral Circle, #260, Centennial 303-790-7860 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 2.

RELATIONSHIP COACH NANSEA LEE Professional Astrologer Licensed Life Coach 720-887-2919 Single or coupled, learn how to love fully by creating a solid foundation with new relationships skills and tools. Nansea believes your astrological birth chart holds the missing link to understanding your relationships. Nansea has been successfully working with clients for fifteen years, has been walking on her path of self-development, and spirituality for over thirty-five years. We are all here learning how to love.

SPIRITUAL GUIDANCE 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 2.

NEW! NICK HILL 720-220-0375 Direction and orientation in spirituality. Looking and seeing in a new way offers fresh insight and perspective on what is permanent and everpresent.

A DEEPER JOURNEY Steve Grover 303-995-2999 A Deeper Journey moves from the external to the internal where our soul is telling and teaching the truth about each one of us. Understanding comes once perspective changes which entails opening our heart, ears and eyes to the internal communication our soul is having with us. The question is, are you ready to see the world differently? Call for more information.

LIVE YOUR KNOWING COUNSELING Renee Ellis, MA RMT Psychotherapy, Intuitive Counseling, Past Life Therapy, Energy Healing, Classes The Renaissance Center, 427 E Bayaud, Denver 720-984-9575 Find clarity, freedom and intuitive perspective to move gracefully through life’s changes and challenges with Live Your Knowing Counseling, blending traditional techniques with intuitive support, energy healing, past life therapy without regression, and personalized Bach Flower Essence formulas. Find your way through grief and loss, life transitions, finding your path and purpose, spiritual development, relationship challenges, depression and anxiety, befriending intuition, and thriving with high sensitivity. Individual sessions, classes and events for a richer and more joyful life. Free 30-minute phone or in-person consultation.

VIDEO FOR HEALERS ANTHONY C. PRICHARD Google Business Trainer, Video Producer, YouTube Specialist 303-994-8612 Video communicates 80% better than images or text. It’s because body language doesn’t lie. Show thousands of people who you are and what you do through video. Mastering The Art Of The One Minute Video, Anthony Prichard will write your script, give you a teleprompter, unlimited background choices and a musical logo/graphic intro that you will be able to use on your website, Facebook and YouTube. Only $599; mention this ad for a special one-time $100 discount.

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

October 2016 Mile High Natural Awakenings  

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